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Title: The Polk County Democrat
Uniform Title: Polk County Democrat (Bartow, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Associated Publications Corp.
Place of Publication: Bartow Fla
Creation Date: December 29, 2005
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1931?
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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Mar. 27, 1936).
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THURSDAY
efc. 29, 2005
Copyright 2006 Friabie Publishing Co., Inc.


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Polk Firefighters, Chief Will Try


To Resolve 'Ride-Up' Dispute


THE ANNUAL BARTOW Christmas tree burn- Christian Church will offer a blessing for the new
ing ceremony will be held this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. year. The Bartow Fire Dept. will light, manage, and
at the soccer field in Mary Holland Park. S. L. put out the fire. Bartow Parks and Recreation will
Frisbiewill emcee the ceremony, Marcie Miller will pick up the trees until noon on Friday. (Staff
lead the singing, and Rev. Eddie Owen of First photo)



Wright and Roddenbery

Appointed To Cirduit Court


Polk County Judge Karla
Wright and ..-Neil A.
Roddenbery, a shareholder
with GrayRobinson, P.A., have
been appointed by Gov. Jeb
Bush as circuit judges for the
10th Judicial Circuit, with
includes Polk, Highlands and
Hardee counties.
These appointments will fill
the last of four new circuit
judges' posts for Polk County
and the Tenth Judicial Circuit,
which were created by the leg-
islature. They will stand for
election in two years, and the
term, once elected, is for six
years.
Ms. Wright was appointed
as administrative judge for
the county in -2000 and won
reelection in 2002. She previ-
ously worked as an assistant


New Year'

Garbage S

Holidays generate lots of
trash and garbage, and also
changes in the pick-up sched-
ules for New Year's .On
Monday, Jan. 2, the landfills
will be open and there will be
normal garbage collection.


county attorney for the Polk ing commercial, defense of
County commission. sovereign entities, insurance
Roddenbery practices in the law, civil rights, construction
areas of civil litigation, includ- and contract disputes.


Fort Meade Mosaic

Plant Catches Fire


Fort Meade Fire
Department received a call to
Mosaic Fort Pierce at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, because a convey-
or stacker belt was on fire..
The fire possibly began
because of friction on the head
pulley of the belt, firefighters
said.
The fire burned the belt and
a hopper before five firefight-
ers and three trucks were able


S

schedule

The Solid Waste office will be
closed.
No yard waste will be col-
lected during the week of Jan.
2. Yard waste collection will
resume on Jan. 9.


to extinguish the flames.
Firefighters were on the
scene one hour and 15 min-
utes.
Although the Mosaic plant
is not running at the present
time, they are receiving and
shipping product.
Estimated damage caused
by the fire is $30,000, the
report said.


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher
The Polk County fire
department and the union
which represents firefighters
will attempt to resolve a con-
flict over a "ride-up" policy
which the union says requires
firefighters to temporarily
take on supervisory responsi-
bilities for which they are not
trained.
Gus Garcia, union steward
for Local 3531, International
Assn. of Professional
Firefighters, laid out the
union's complaints before the
county commission.
Commission Chm. Jack
"Myers asked Garcia and the
fire chief to try to resolve their
differences, rather than ask-
ing the commission to become
involved in negotiations.
Both parties agreed to do so.
"We are not here to negoti-
ate; we are here to exercise our
right to free speech," Garcia
told the commission.
At issue is a county policy
that requires firefighters to
"ride-up" to a higher level of
responsibility when a position
is vacant for a day.
According to a county fire
department press release,
each fire station typically is
staffed by a lieutenant, a dri-
ver/engineer, and a firefighter.
A battalion chief supervises
four or five stations.
Under the ride-up policy, if
a battalion chief is out, a lieu-
tenant takes his place. If a
lieutenant is out, a
driver/engineer takes his
place. If a driver/engineer is
out, a firefighter takes his
place. When a firefighter posi-
tion is vacant, a part-time or
off-duty firefighter is called in
to fill the vacancy.
An employee is required to
ride-up only one rank, and
only if the employee has been
trained and passed a compe-
tency evaluation, the county
said. ,
The county acknowledged
that this started as a volun-
tary program, but was made
mandatory.
That's what the union does-
n't like.
The union wants it made
voluntary again.
Garcia said that the train-
ing is not adequate for the
higher level of performance,
and that certification of train-
ing is little more than a check-
mark on a form.


He said there is "a gap of
trust between labor and man-
agement."
Garcia said the union has
no problem with ride-up
assignments if the employees
have state certification, have
taken classes to stand for the
certification exam, or are on
the promotion list.
Otherwise, he said, employ-
ees are being required to take
on responsibilities for which
they are not trained, and to
make decisions which some
firefighters do not want to
make.
"Firefighters are dedicated
and ambitious public, ser-
vants," but some don't want to
take on supervisory responsi-
bilities, he said.
"We don't have a problem
with the ride-up policy; we
have a problem with mandato-
ry ride-up."
He suggested a scenario
under which a fire truck with
a ride-up driver/engineer fill-
ing the job of a lieutenant
might arrive at a fire, and the
ride-up wouldn't know what to
do, or would make the wrong
decision under pressure.
At that point, Myers inter-
rupted him, telling Garcia the
example was unrealistic.
"These guys are trained,"
Myers said of the firefighting
force.
Polk County lost a firefight-
er in August 2004 in the line of
duty, Garcia said. Asked by
the commission if he was in a
ride-up position, Garcia said
no, but that lack of adequate
training was a factor in the
fatality.
Commissioner Randy
Wilkinson asked how many
volunteer firefighters the
county has now, compared to
the past.
Fire Chief David Cash
replied that in 1976, Polk had
more than 300 volunteers;
now there are about 125 to
150. New standards which go
into effect in 2006 may further
reduce that number, he said.
Wilkinson said that volun-
teers and part-time firefight-
ers are needed to augment
full-time firefighters. He said
he didn't want to see training
requirements put an end to
volunteer firefighters.
Of the ride-up program,
Wilkinson said, "I think it
would be an opportunity to
learn."
"When I learned to read,
somebody didn't hand me a


book. First I learned the
alphabet," Garcia replied.
"You didn't get behind the
wheel without getting your
learner's permit, did you?" he
asked Wilkinson.
Commissioner Paul Senft
said, "I'm looking for the com-
mon ground. I know our man-
agement wants safety and you
want safety. It's intended to be
an opportunity for training for
promotion." Senft suggested
that an outside party be called
in to determine if training is
adequate.
"Nothing in the ride-up pol-
icy prepares anybody for pro-
motion," Garcia said.
County Mgr. Mike Herr said
to firefighters in the audience:
"You clearly risk your life to
serve and protect all of us."
Herr said he supports ade-
quate training for every job,
not just firefighters, and that
the county offers a comprehen-
sive training program.
"We'd be ridiculous to put
firefighters out in a situation
that would put their lives at
risk," he said.
"We would not come for-
ward with this policy just to
save money.
"We need to do everything
we can to be creative to make
that fire assessment tax
stretch as far as possible." He
suggested a fire impact fee on
new construction to pay for
new fire stations.
He offered to meet quarter-
ly with firefighters.
"It's important that we have


a strong spirit de corps. Let's
take a deep breath and come
back with an agreement.
"Bring me the important
stuff; let's not worry about the
nitpickng stuff."
In 2005, PCFD employees
completed 260 credit hours of
training, Herr said, and all of
the department's breathing
apparatus was upgraded at a
cost of $1 million.
Fire service employees com-
pleted 42 classes and received
$17,000 in tuition reimburse-
ment in 2005, not including
minimum standards training.
The 39 members of the
department's Special
Operations Section, including
Garcia, completed 6,200 hours
of training this year, Herr
said.
"All is not rotten in
Denmark. We have a well
qualified firefighting force.
Let's continue to see the glass
as half-full and continue mov-
ing forward."
Ronnie Wilson, president of
Local 3531, spoke briefly,
telling the commission that
the ride-up program was first
proposed by the union and
rejected by the county.
He emphasized Garcia's
assertion that some firefight-
ers don't want to move up to
decision-making positions.
More than a dozen firefight-
ers, several accompanied by
young children, attended the
meeting. Most both adults
and children wore IAPF T-
shirts.


Community Invited to

Pray In The New Year


Churches and the com-
munity of Bartow is invited
to "Pray In the New Year"
at the New Year's Eve
Sunset Prayer Gathering,
to be held at the south
entrance of the Historic
Polk County Courthouse
on Main Street beginning
at 5:05 p.m. on New Year's
Eve.
The annual event is
sponsored by the Bartow
Minesterial Association.
"Considering the
Biblical reckoning of days
beginning at sunset, it is
appropriate to gather
before and after the last


sunset of the year for
prayers of praise, confes-
sion, and intercession ask-
ing God's blessing on our
.community as we enter
2006," a spokesman said.
The event usually con-
cludes with everyone
assembling on the court-
house steps to join hands
and sing the Lord's Prayer.
The B.M.A. invites as
many pastors (and laity) as
possible to be involved as a
sign of unity of Christian
believers to the community.
For further information,
call Pastor Roy Lowe at
533-0904.


Bartow Resident Wins $10,000

In Local Grocery Store Contest


The new year will start off
significantly brighter for
Bartow resident Shirley
Bilbrey after she bagged
$10,000 following a normal
'trip to Winn-Dixie for gro-
ceries.
"I still don't believe it," said
Mrs. Bilbrey, who is the pri-
mary caretaker for her 9-year-
old grandson. "I was so excited
to share the news with my
grandson, and he thought I
was kidding him. Now I can
buy him the extra present he
wanted f'or Chri-tmrnas that I
could not afford before."
Each day beginning Nov. 30
and ending Dec. 23, 2005,
Winn-Dixie Stores announced
one $10,000 prize during the
"Better Holidays Daily Cash
Giveaway Sweepstakes."
On Dec. 24, Winn-Dixie


announced a $50,000 grand
prize. Shoppers were automat-
ically entered into the sweep-
stakes each time they used
their Winn-Dixie Customer
Reward Card during the
sweepstakes period.
Bilbrey shops at the Winn-'
Dixie on Recker Highway in
Winter Haven and has
shopped using her Winn-Dixie
Customer Reward Card since
the cards were first available.
"I save at least $20 every
week," she said. "And there
are always great promotions
going on. I once won $30 off
my grocery bill for the points I
accumulated on my reward
card."
"The Better Holidays Cash
Sweepstakes is an opportunity
to make this holiday season an
exceptionally exciting time for


our customers," said Terry
Derreberry, Winn-Dixie direc-
tor of communications and
neighborhood marketing.
"Winning this money can real-
ly make a difference in the
lives of our customers, espe-
cially at this time of the year.
Hearing their personal stories
has been touching it makes
the holiday season brighter for
everyone."
Mrs. Bilbrey has lived in
Bartow for 15 years and stays
at home to raise her grandson.
She enjoys yard work and
taking care of her two fish,
three birds and three dogs.
She ha* a daughter in Eagle
Lake and a' son -in North
Carolina.


A HAPPIER HOLIDAY is in the works with some extra money. Bilbrey's family and friends, including her 9-year-old grandson she
Winn-Dixie Store Director Robert Rowan, Jr., (center, wearing white takes care of, also attended the presentation to help celebrate her
shirt and tie) and Co-Director Brad Black (left) offer a congratulatory $10,000 cash prize. (Photo provided)
Eggnog toast to Shirley Bilbrey (center, holding oversized bill). Mrs.


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2A The Polk County Democrat December 29, 2005


Toys, Money Collected For Help At
Flywheelers Light Up Antique Village
Flywheelers Paul and Carol during the holiday season, lights, and to the church for
Livezey reported that more than The Livezeys said the jail was moment of reverence for t
1,000 of their friends and neigh- lighted from top to bottom. The Christmas season.
bors came to enjoy the lights and Ford building, the International The path through the cover
sounds at the Florida Flywheel- Harvester building, the Empo- bridge was lit on every sid
ers Christmas in the Village. rium, and Fred's Garage also leading to the barn where San
For two weekends, Flywheel- were all lit up. greeted kids of all ages. Mu
ers sponsored the event, charg- Floodlights illuminated the and refreshments contributed
ing food, toys, or cash for admis- manger scene in front of the the festive mood.
sion, which was donated to Help church and candles glowed in The hayride went through t
of Fort Meade. A portion of the the windows. Icicles and swags tractor pull area where the
donations also were given to lit up all of the more than 50 were more refreshments, ai
those in need in Avon Park. buildings in the Village. candy canes were handed out
Help received two large truck- The trams were lined up at another shop.
loads of toys and $1,000 in cash the .gate, taking all visitors The January Swap Me
for area residents needing help through the village to see the starts Wednesday. Jan. 11. ai


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


Mr. and Mrs. Donald Langston

The Langstons to Celebrate "---
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60th Wedding Anniversary Ashley E. Edmondson to
A 60-year anniversary cele- when both were in their 50s. W I T M r
bration is planned for Donald They enjoy fishing, so they W ed Jerrod 'BuddyU i' martin
annd PpeggT Lancrton on Satunr- moved to n Lake Buffunm x where


day, Jan. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m., in
the Berean Hall at First Baptist
Church of Fort Meade.
The event is being hosted by
the couple's children. Friends
and family are invited.
The Langstons were married
on Jan. 9, 1946. They have four
children, 10 grandchildren, and
eight great-grandchildren.
The couple operated and
owned the Standard Oil Station
in Fort Meade for many years,
until their early retirement,


Entrants Need
MLK-Gause Me
Participants are being sought
for the 2006 Martin Luther
King, Jr. George Gause Memo-
rial Parade, to-be held Monday,
Jan. 16,
The' parade theme is "Let
Peace Begin With You and Me."
Beginning promptly at 2 p.m.,
the parade will travel from Flo-
ral Avenue and Main Street in
downtown Bartow, proceed south
to Martin Luther King Boule-
vard, travel east across U.S.
Highway 17 to Oaklawn Drive,
and disband at Carver 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

PCOC Board
To Meet
Polk County Opportunity
Council, Inc., board of directors
will meet on Thursday, Jan. 7, at
9 a.m.
The meeting will be held at
the Resource Center, 1045 Hwy.
17, South, Bartow.
For more information, call
533-0015.

Bartow Art

Guild Sets

Classes
Bartow Art Guild is sponsor-
ing classes to be held at the art
guild building at 1240 East
Main.
The classes will take place on:
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m., Toni Treverton (646-
1535), acrylic and oil with possi-
ble emphasis on portrait paint-
ing. Classes begin Jan. 11.
Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to
noon, Martha Post (533-2884),
watercolor, beginners and inter-
mediate. Classes begin Jan. 12.
Thursday, from 3 to 6 p.m.,
Kappy Willliams (533-2600),
Young Artist Group (ages 8 to
12). Classes begin Jan. 5.
Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., Dorene Butler (661-5327),
Acrylics, animals and landscape.
Classes begin Jan. 14 and run
through Feb. 11. Following these
dates, future classes may be
moved to Wednesday nights.
For further information re-
garding lessons at the Bartow
Art Guild building, contact Betty
Hill at 533-7447.

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


they now live. Gardening also is
one of their favorite, hobbies.
Mr. Langston is a member of
the Masonic Lodge in Fort Me-
ade. Mrs. Langston is a member
of Eastern Star. They are in-
volved in the Historical Society
of Fort Meade, where Mrs. Lang-
ston serves as vice president.
They are members of the Fort
Meade Civic Club and First Bap-
tist Church of Fort Meade.
The family has requested no
gifts at the celebration.


Ashley E. Edmondson and
Jerrod M. "Buddy" Martin have
announced their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ed-
mondson of Bartow.
She is a 2001 graduate of Bar-
tow High School. She graduated
from Polk Community College in
2004, with an associate in arts
degree. She is employed at the
Department of Transportation's
Legal Office.
The prospective bridegroom is


the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie
Martin of Bartow.
He graduated from Bartow
High School in 2002, and is set
to graduate in May from the
University of the Cumberlands
in Williamsburg, Ky., with a
bachelor's degree in business ad-
ministration.
The couple will be united in
marriage on June 24, 2006, at 2
p.m., at First Baptist Church of
Bartow.


led for Annual
nimorial Parade / For all your Conmmunity Life news, contact\
533-1207 or 533-4148.
The annual event is sponsored Jennifer Starling, staff writer, by phone at 533-
by the King-Gause committee of 4183 o e- l at polkde o aol.co.
the Bartow Deacons and Stew- 4183, or by e-mail atpolkdeno@aol.coin.
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The annual New Year's Eve
Dance at the Wauchula Elk's
Club will be held on Dec. 31,
from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Entertainment for this year's
event is The D.A.N.G.e.R. Band,
a five-piece group from Florida's
Heartland, featuring three lead
vocalists, Nancy Kitchens, Rusty
Kitchens, and Greg Herndon.
Other band members are Alton
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Tickets for the event are $25
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pagne toast at midnight.
The Elk's Club is located at
318 West Main Street.
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tractor parades, antique car pa-
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From The Fort Meade

Historical Museum


By LETA WRIGHT
During the week before
Christmas Day, while you and I
were shopping, wrapping last
*minute gifts, buying groceries,
cooking all the little extras, go-
ing to luncheons and parties, we
had a historic event happening
right here in Fort Meade.
Three men, Duane Peacock of
Bartow, formerly of Fort Meade;
Bob Manley of Fort Meade; and
George Williams of Gainesville
rode their bicycles around Fort
Meade to several of the historic
sites and explored the history
happenings of years ago. All
three men have close ancestors
who are considered pioneers of
Fort Meade.
Williams has a very close con-
nection with the Fort Meade His-
toric Museum, as his mother's
family, the Ley family, lived in
'that home at one time. His
mother was Laura Ley. In the
latter part of his grandmother's
life, Mrs. E.L. Ley turned her
home into a boarding house
which was a very successful
business.
The men met at Manley's
home on Northeast First Street,
and started their journey at 10
a.m. They were loaded with Fort
Meade street maps, Dr. Canter
Brown's books and Bob White's
book.
Dr. Brown is a leading histo-
rian of Fort Meade, Peace River,
SPolk County and Florida. He
now lives in Tallahasee, but is
our own Fort Meade native.
He has historic facts written
in several of his books, and the
.:men we're studying as they
ached each destination on
their plotted rout.


Also a native of Fort Meade,
White, now living in Sanford,
wrote a book of facts of Fort Me-
ade.
The first ride was from First
Street to Ninth Street, and on to
Edgewood Drive around Fort
Meade High School. This area
was the site of the Talak Chopko
Indian village. On the banks of
Peace River, which later was the
first white man's fort founded by
Lt. George Gordon Meade, who
was sent from Washington, D.C.,
to survey and plot a military
trail from Vero Beach to Tampa.
The men crossed the river and
rode through Peace River Park,
the site of several battles, lo-
cated on the east side of the
river. Now, back on the west side
of the river, they covered sites
which were the actual setting of
the old Fort Meade town.
They traveled on Hendry
Street and stopped at Monument
Park, a block of ground with a
memorial monument dedicated
to the men who fought the battle
at the Willoughby Tillis home
with the Indians.
The men honored were Lt. Al-
derman Carlton, William
Parker, Lott Whidden, Robert F.
Prime and George Howell.
. From Memorial Park, they
rode to the oldest section of the
Fort Meade Cemetery and found
the grave site of John Hooker,
1862, which is the oldest marked
grave in the cemetery. Two
graves over is the grave of Julius
Rockner.,
The story goes that Hillard
Jones and Rockner got into an
argument in James Madison
Manley's bar and Rockner killed
Jones in the bar.
Arthur Keen ran the bar.


Later, Keen killed a man, and
later, Willingham killed Rock-
ner. Later, Willingham killed a
brother-in-law.
Goodness, I hope I have this
straight. Bob Manley is related
to the bar owner, and Duane
Peacock is related to Willing-
ham, his great-grandfather.
The men also went to the
grave site of Charlie W. Lang-
ford, who owned Langford's Drug
Store for many years. The story
goes that Langford's home was
on that site and he said he
wanted to be buried on the site.
From the cemetery, the trio
traveled on Third Street and
stopped at Heritage Park, which
is the site of the second fort hav-
ing been moved from the river.
This is the highest point of
elevation in Fort Meade. There
are plaque markers at this park,
giving the history.
From the park, they traveled
downtown and had lunch at the
Broadway Cafe. \
The afternoon was spent tod-
dling around different streets
and stopping at Christ Episcopal
Church, where they were met by
Allen Hancock, who let them in-
side to see the historic church.
Across the street from the
church sits the Reid home, which
still has a concrete carriage
marker sitting in the front. The
marker was used as a stepping
stone to and from the carriage.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the
men covered much territory and
enjoyed their study trip. I'm so
sorry I didn't get a picture of the
three men on their ride through
Fort Meade on bicycles.


Scenic Highway Meeting Set Jan. 3


: Florida Department of Trans-
'portation has designated a por-
:tion of State Road 17 (US 27
,south of Frostproof to US 17/92
:in Haines City) as a Florida Sce-
:nic Highway.
A road is recognized as a "Sce-
:nic Highway" due to natural, cul-
:tural and historic resources in
:the corridor, and, in the case of
'SR 17, due to unique attributes
.such''as sceney, elevation, and
topography ofethe landscape.
Accoridiig to the corridor
management plan, Polk County
and the municipalities within
this corridor will amend their
comprehensive plans, or land
use plans, to include provisions
to protect and enhance the SR 17
Ridge Scenic Highway.
Polk County planners have
been drafting plan policies and


creating a map to help the public
easily identify the boundaries of
the Scenic Highway. The county
will present its findings and
ideas for development guidelines
along the SR 17 Scenic Highway
to receive public comments and
to answer questions.
A public meeting has been
scheduled to discuss the draft
comprehensive plan policies on
Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Lake
Wales Arts Center, 1099 State'
Road 60 East (next to the Lake
Wales Hospital).
An open house is scheduled
from 6 to 6:30 p.m.-where citi-
zens can view maps and talk
with county planners..
Following the open house, a
presentation of the plan will be
given from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
State Road 17 was chosen to


Explorations V Sets

January Events


Explorations V Children's
Museum has set its schedule of
activities for January.
Thrilling Thursday events are
held each Thursday at 10:30
a.m.
Thrilling Thursday focuses on
early science and math for pre-
schoolers.
The schedule includes:
Jan. 5 Clockwork
Jan. 12 Magnetic Skaters
Jan. 19 How Many Feet?
Jan. 26 Making Fossils
Terrific Tuesday, an activity
time that focuses on school
readiness skills, begins at 10:30
a.m. each Tuesday.
Activities are:
Jan. 3 Two Feet Gone
Jan. 10 Instrument Fun
Jan. 17 Mail Time
Jan. 24 Find the Other
One
Jan. 31 Lookie! Lookie!
Magical Monday, a preschool
story and activity time, focuses
on literacy for preschoolers and
is held every Monday at
10:30a.m.
Scheduled January stories
and activities are:
Jan. 2 "The Snowy Day"
Jan. 9 Connections with
Ms. Debbie
Jan. 16 Martin Luther
King, Jr., celebration
Jan. 23 "Polar Bear, Po-
lar Bear What Do You Hear?"
Jan. 30 "Sam and The


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All events are included with
admission, which is $4 for chil-
dren, ages 2-15, and $2 for
adults. Children under two and
museum members are free.
Additional information about
the events or the children's mu-
seum can be obtained by calling
687-3869 or via e-mail to info@
explorationsv.com.


be a Florida State Scenic High-
way due to its location on the
Lake Wales Ridge.
State Road 17 offers views of
rolling landscape, lakes, and his-
toric structures for miles in
many directions. Growth and de-
velopment is anticipated within
this area of eastern Polk.
The proposed development
guidelines are intended to ac-
commodate this growth, while
protecting and enhancing corri-
dor resources including its his-
toric and picturesque qualities.
For those not able to attend
this meeting, maps and text de-
scribing the project can be found
online at http://www.polk-
county.net/countyoffices/plan-
ning/projects.aspx or by calling
534-6084.

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Dog Obedience Class

Begins January 7


Weekly dog obedience classes
with temperament and socializa-
tion training, offered by The Hu-
mane Society of Polk County, be-
gin Saturday, Jan. 7.
Class starts at 9 a.m. and
runs for eight weeks. The class
will be held at the Humane Soci-
ety shelter at 555 Sage Road
(across from Carl Floyd Road,
turn north at the Hess gas sta-
tion) in Winter Haven, off Dun-
dee Road (SR 542).
Cost of the class is $50 per
dog if you pre-register and pre-
pay at the shelter on Sage Road
before the day of the class, or
$60 the day of the class.
Training equipment (leashes,
collars, chew bones) will be


available though the instructor
at discount prices.
Bob Sokoloskis, training di-
rector at the Humane Society of
Polk County since 1983, will be
the instructor.
He also has held classes for
the Humane Society of High-
lands County for seven years, as
well as teaching classes at South
Florida Community College in
dog obedience, temperament,
and socialization training. Sok-
oloskis has been training dogs
professionally for the past 29
years.
For more information, call the
shelter at 324-5227 or the in-
structor at 676-2798.


As the new year comes, it's
time for fireworks and for safety.
Polk County Board of County
Commissioners Public Safety De-
partment urges residents to use
caution when preparing to ring
in the new year.
In Florida, only sparklers are
legal.
According to the Florida De-
partment of Financial Services
State Fire Marshal's division, "If
-it launches or explodes, it's ille-
gal."
Some safety tips for sparklers
include:
Light them on a flat, hard
surface. Do not light them on
grass.
Use them in an open area.
Keep children and pets at least


Florida Small Business Devel-
opment Center and Polk County
Central Florida Development
Council will offer several busi-
ness seminars in January.
The seminars will be held at
Citrus and Chemical Bank, Suite
300, Bartow.
The schedule is:
Steps to starting a small
business Jan. 10, 9:30 a.m.
Building the ultimate busi-


30 feet from lit sparklers.
Light only one item at a
time.
Never attempt to re-light a
"dud" sparkler.
Do not use any items that
are unwrapped or may have
been tampered with.
Have a fire extinguisher,
hose or bucket of water handy
for emergencies. Drop used
sparklers in the bucket of water.
Remember, sparklers are
not toys and should be used with
caution. They burn hot enough
to melt gold and can create seri-
ous burn injuries. Young people
should never be left unattended.
For more information on Flor-
ida's fireworks laws, visit www.
fldfs.com.


plan, part one Jan. 12,
p.m.
Building the ultimate busi-
plan, part two Jan. 19,
Small business taxes -
25, noon.
Steps to starting a small
ess Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m.
r more information or to
;er, call 534-2503.


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Election on April 4, 2006, between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm, for
the election of two commissioners.
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and ends on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 5 pm.
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Dr. Jurbala and Melanie will discuss the management
of shoulder arthritis, including medical, surgical and
rehabilitation procedures. Date: January 11, 2006.
Time: 4:00 PM 6:00 PM. Location: Winter Haven
Hospital Auditorium, Winter Haven. Speakers: Brian
Jurbala, MD Orthopedist and Melanie Richter, OTR,
CHT, Winter Haven Hospital Outpatient
Rehababilitation Services

Management of Incontinence in the Female Client
Dr. Booker and Ms. Cilliers will discuss the causes and
treatments for urinary and fecal incontinence in all
age groups including medical management, surgical
and rehabilitation options. Date: January 18, 2006.
Time: 4:00 PM 6:00 PM. Location: Winter Haven
Hospital Auditorium, Winter Haven. Speaker: Dr. Jake
Booker, MD Gynecologist and Mandy Cilliers, OTR,
ESTEEM Program, Winter Haven Hospital

More 1-2-3 Magic
If you are a parent or caretaker of a child ages 2-12,
this presentation is for YOU! Learn how to "start"
specific behaviors with children. Date: January 18,
2006. Time: 6:00 PM 7:00 PM. Location: Sweet
Center, Commons, 1201 1st Street, South, Winter
Haven. Speaker: Juanita Hardin, LMHC Behavioral
Health Division, Winter Haven Hospital


Living Life To The Fullest
One of the most neglected areas of our life is our Mental
Health. This presentation will help you consider how
thinking and attitude effect your well being. Date: January
25, 2006. Time: 6:00 PM 7:00 PM. Location: Sweet
Center Commons, 1201 First Street, South, Winter Haven.
Speaker: Elizabeth Martin, ARNP, Winter Haven Hospital
Behavioral Health Division

Wellness, Quality of Life Through Physical Fitness
Explore ways to become more physically active and fit
within your community and work. Date: February 7,2006.
Time: 5:00PM 6:00PM. Location: Winter Haven
Hospital Education Classrooms A & B, Winter Haven.
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Wobk Smart So You Can Enjoy Life
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your body reacts to normal postural stressors during the
workday. If you have pain in your neck or back while
working, we will teach you how to reduce these stressors
so you can enjoy your other life activities. Date: February
8, 2006. Time: 6:00 PM 8:00 PM. Location: Winter
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Mysteries of the Season


(And a Happy New Year)


Newspaper editors do not know every-
thing.
That is a closely guarded trade secret.
As a general rule, out of a sense of soli-
darity with our brethren and sistren who
write editorials, we seldom admit it.
But we confess to encountering in the
pre-Christmas and post-Christmas season
a few things that we just don't understand.
(We say "pre-Christmas and post-
Christmas season" because -someone far
wiser pointed out to us that "Season's
Greetings" is particularly meaningless,
since it is always a season: Winter, Spring,
Summer, Fall.)
Most of what we don't understand is on
television.
The first thing we don't understand is
the countless hours of advice on both net-
work and locally-generated .programs
about "How to get through the holidays
with your family."
The message is dear: Your family is a
burden; having them around in the greater
Thanksgiving-Christmas-Hanukkah-
Kwanzaa-New Year's holiday season is
burdensome. Here are the ways you may
be able to lessen, or at least tolerate, the
burden.
Balderdash!
Two of the best things about holidays
are that (1) family members make an extra
effort to spend time with each other and (2)
the very nature of holidays means that
there is additional time away from work,
school, or whatever to enjoy that privilege.
Anybody who finds spending time with
their family a burden has our sympathy;
we find it hard to believe'that it is so
endemic that we need countless hours on
the mass media telling how to cope.
The second thing we don't.understand
is all the advice, again both network and
locally-generated, on how to "get rid of
the gifts you don't want."
Granted, there is an occasional size
issue; we take it as a compliment when we
get a pair of trousers a size too small, and
don't consider it a nuisance to go exchange
them.
Beyond that, the circle of family and
friends with whom we exchange gifts is
generally imaginative and considerate
enough to give something that we will
enjoy, and we only hope they think the


same of our selections.
The countless hours spent telling us the
art of "re-gifting," E-bay auctions, and
other ways to "get rid of gifts" strike us as
antithetical to the spirit of the season.
Third, our disdain for the antiseptic,
politically correct "Happy Holidays" or
the meaningless "Season's Greetings" is
well documented. We consider them on a
par with Xmas, but let's not get started
there again.
There was a series of commercials in
which local franchises for a national com-
pany expressed their best wishes for the
holidays. Some were so brave as to identi-
fy the holidays they had in mind, while
others wished us a Merry Whoevermas.
That's okay; it's their advertising buck.
The one we couldn't understand was the
last in a series of holiday well-wishers
who, following the example of those who
preceded her, extended us best wishes for
a festive season, then ended with "Feliz
Navidad y Prospero Nuevo Afio." If you
remember your high school Spanish, you'll
recognize the common translation of those
words as "Merry Christmas and Happy
New Year."
Fourth, the same channel which aired all
of the above, and extended its own tame
"Seasbn's Greetings" for weeks, began on
Dec. 26 wishing its viewers a Happy
Hanukkah.
And finally, the one thing we did under-
stand:
A friend told us that a Muslim merchant
stopped by his office a couple of weeks ago
to wish him a Merry Christmas. Thank
goodness he hasn't been in this country
long enough to know that such a sentiment
has become un-American.

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For Safety's Sake,

Get That Tree Out of the House


A fire at a Disneyland hotel in California
this week underscores the importance of a
69-year-old Bartow tradition.
Despite all the precautions that a super-
attraction like Disney surely must take, the
fire started at a Christmas tree.
In 1936, the late Nye Jordan established
the tradition of Bartow's New Year's Eve
Christmas tree burning. Perhaps more
important, he declared that having a
Christmas tree inside on New Year's Day
is bad luck.
That may be a dubious superstition, but
it is sound fire prevention advice. Trees are
to be enjoyed during the Christmas season,
and should be discarded when they start
drying out and become a fire hazard.
Bartow's New Year's Eve burning of dis-
carded Christmas trees is a fun tradition.
(If the city doesn't gather yours up by
Saturday, you can take it out to Mary
Holland Park yourself and pitch it onto the
pile. And Bartow would welcome atten-
dance, and trees, from Fort Meade.)
Let Disney's experience be a warning:


unless your house has a better fire sup-
pression system than Disneyland's, get
that tree out of the house before New
Year's Day.


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

Ah, The Crystal Ball Had 20-20 Foresight


For many years, as the odome-
ter turns over on a new year I
have made it a practice to predict
what the year ahead holds.
The predictions are based on a
keen perception of mankind,
more than four decades of report-
ing the local news, and a few
inside tips.
Not necessarily in that order.
Before undertaking to predict
what's ahead, I make an account-
ing for the previous year's pre-
dictions.
Here are last year's predic-
tions, and what happened:
A New Main Street. It's
been in the planning stages for
years; by next New Year's Eve, it
will be a reality. Narrower pave-
ment, wider sidewalks, an entire
new look for downtown Bartow.
A new look; not quite complete, but
definitely new, with wider sidewalks
and a narrower street.
A New Gymnasium.
Another project moves from. the'
drawing board to reality: a new
gymnasium at Carver Recreation


Center. The first project in a
multi-phase renovation and
enlargement of Carver will be
under way, perhaps completed.
Not completed, but well under way.
But That's All. Several other
major city projects won't make it
off the drawing board; there's
simply not enough money to do it
all: city hall addition, city services
center complex, new police and
fire stations. And there wasn't.
More Jail Space. No matter
how much jail space Polk County
builds, it seems that there's
always a need for more. In 2005,
look for more jail beds to be a
major issue in county govern-
ment. Plans are under way for a
1,008-bed addition to the South
County Jail in Frostproof, to be fol-
lowed by a 100-bed work release cen-
ter at the main jail in Bartow.
Growth Management. As
Polk County's population grows,
so does its need for proper man-
agement, including new infra-
structure. Impact fees will be a
major issue again in 2005.


* There were substantial increases -
which made them a major issue.
Can We Talk? Look for clos-
er cooperation between the
school board and the county com-
mission on school sites. Past
political conflicts will diminish as
the two boards seek mutually
acceptable solutions. They may not
be sitting around the campfire every
night holding hands and singing
Koom Ba Ya, but there is a new spir-
it of cooperation.
More Graduates. Polk
County's high school graduation
rate will rise again in 2005. It's a
major priority for the school
board and the new superinten-
dent. It's on the rise.
No Bullet Train. Florida's
voters rescinded an amendment
to the constitution which
required high-speed rail. The
commission appointed to imple-
ment high-speed rail still hopes
to make it happen, even without
the constitutional mandate. Some
day, perhaps, but no Bullet Train
in 2005. Not even close.


Draft? Forget It. During the!
Presidential campaign, many
Democrats tried to suggest that
the Bush administration is taking
the country down the road to a
resumption of the draft. It won't
happen. Like the Bullet Train, not
even close. *
No New Taxes. There was a
time when the federal govern-
ment's choice was guns or butter:
we could afford to pay for a war,
or give tax breaks so that nobody
had to eat margarine. The Bush
administration insisted on guns
and butter in 2004, and that won't
change in 2005. Despite the
Global War on Terrorism, no sig-
nificant new federal taxes. There
were none.
The crystal ball was unusually
clear last year (and all the tips
came to pass).
Ten for ten. I won't crow too
much; the less crowing in a good
year, the less crow to eat in a bad
one.
Next week, I'll give it a try for
2006.


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


Fifty Years Ago

A former Polk County bolita
kingpin apparently became a
two-time loser this week when he
was jailed on a contempt of court
order a few hours after his appeal
from a 10-year sentence for mur-
derous assault had been dis-
missed by the Florida Supreme
Court.
Albert Beach, who went from
his home in Bartow to New York
City a few years ago to try to
break into the professional music
field, has been jumping up the
ladder of success the past 12
months. Top stars Eartha Kit,
Sammy Davis, Jr., Sarah Vaughan
and Jo Stafford have recorded
songs to which Beach wrote the
lyrics (under the pen name of Lee
Wilson).


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Forty-Five Years Ago

Bartow Air Base, a 1,000-per-
son beehive loud with the roar of
airplanes for the past eight-and-
a-half years, is a ghost establish-
ment now and getting ghostlier
by the day. The last two classes of
student pilots left here
Wednesday. As the last of the
fledgling Air Force pilots left, so
did their civilian instructors.
J.H. Willson stepped up from
county solicitor to circuit judge
yesterday as he and his successor,
Clinton Curtis of Lake Wales,
received their commissions in the
office of Gov. LeRoy Collins.
Their new appointments became
effective Jan. 1.

Forty Years Ago


Rev. T. Morgan Hill, pastor of
First Christian Church, will begin
serving as a chaplain with the
Army on next Monday, he
announced today. Reverend and
Mrs. Hill will leave Sunday after-
noon for Fort Gordon, Ga., where
he will report for duty.
Winners in the annual
Christmas home decorating con-
test were the L.T. Turbe residence,
230 South Courtland Ave., first;
W.M. Patterson residence, 735
Formosa Dr., second; and A.L.
Anderson, residence, 1650 East
Main St., third.
The planning and zoning
board has recommended three
sites to be considered by the city
commission for construction of a
new civic center: IMC Park,
Wilsons pasture, and the baseball
park/civic center area.


Thirty-Five Years Ago

Lt. Geh. Albert Hazen
Blanding, 94, former Chief of the
National Guard Bureau, died
Saturday afternoon at his home
after a lengthy illness. A resident
of Bartow for more than 50 years,
he saw combat action in two mil-
itary theaters and was decorated
by both the U.S. and Florida gov-
ernments.
Both ambulances which usual-
ly serve Bartow are in the shop,
but a station wagon has been
pressed into emergency service,
Civil Defense Dir. G. Wes Gunn
told The Democrat today.
Robert F. Carroll, 34, a gradu-
ate of Union Academy High
School and of Florida A&M
University, has been named
deputy administrator of the New
York Model Cities
Administration, Mayor John V.
Lindsey announced today.

Thirty Years Ago

Christmas Eve fires totally
destroyed two Bartow residences
and their contents, but all occu-
pants of the dwellings escaped
injury.
Bartow's electric rates were
raised $5.87 per 1000 kilowatt
hours Monday. City commission-
ers promised the rate will be low-
ered again when Florida Power
Corp. lowers its rates and/or


when the city pays off its $806,000
debt to the power company.
An undercover campaign of
harassment' and threats has been
launched against Marvin
Pittman, former Bartow police
chief and prospective candidate
for sheriff, he said this weekend.
Washington, D.C. Millions
of America's lowest paid workers
will be eligible for immediate pay
raises when the federal minimum
wage law jumps to $2.30 on New
Year's Day.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

David Bergdoll, 32, former
chief of the public defender's trial
division, as joined the 10th
Judicial Circuit state attorney's
legal staff, assigned to the special
prosecution division, State Atty.
Quillian Yancey announced
Wednesday. J. Milton Smith and
Charlie Griffin, both of Bartow,
have been re-elected as first and
second alternates, respectively, to
the Polk County Agricultural
Stabilization and Conservation
Committee.
Among the. seniors: Mrs.
Victor Voigt was honored with a
party on her 90th birthday; an
open house honored Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Summerall on their
50th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs.
George Burke celebrated their
50th anniversary with a party at
the Peace River Country club


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Obituaries


December 29, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 5A

Property Tax Deadline

Extended Until Jan. 3


'A.


Alice Grace Freberg-Potter

Alice Grace
Freberg-Potter
Alice Grace Freberg-Potter,
93, of Fort Meade, died Sunday,
Dec. 25, 2005, at Life Care Cen-
ter in Winter Haven.
Born in Asheville, N.C., on
Aug. 17, 1912, Mrs. Freberg-Pot-
ter moved to Fort Meade from
Pawtucket, R.I., in 2003.
She was a bookkeeper.
She was a member of First
Baptist Church of East Provi-
dence, R.I., the Eastern Star
#209 in Seekonk, Mass., Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution,
Retread Motorcycle Club in Mas-
sachusetts, Beaucant Eastern
Star in Rhode Island, was a past
deputy grand matron of Eastern
Star in North Dakota.
Mrs. Freberg-Potter was pre-
ceded in death by her husbands,
Donald Freberg and Reginald
Potter.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Marian Howard of Fort
Pierce and Althea E. Frenier of
Fort Meade; a grandson, Robert
Frenier of Attleboro, Mass.; two
granddaughters, Ruth Heta of
Seakonk, Mass., and Linda Ban-:
non of Pawtucket, R.I.; nine
great-grandchildren; and two
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday, Dec.
28, from 2 to 4 p.m., at McLean
Funeral Home in Fort Meade.

Walter 'Grady'
Whidden
Walter "Grady" Whidden, 97,
of Homeland, died of natural
causes Wednesday, Dec. 28,
2005, at Good Shepherd Hospice
in Auburndale.
Born June 28, 1908, Mr.
Whidden was a lifelong resident
of Homeland.
He was a carpenter, and he
was Methodist. He was a U.S.
Army Air Corps veteran of World
War II.
Mr. Whidden was preceded in
death by his wife, Elizabeth H.
Whidden.
Survivors include his nephew,
Hugh Waychoff, and his niece,
Helen Litton, both of Winter Ha-
ven.
Visitation: Friday, Dec. 30,
from 9 to 10 a.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral will follow Friday
at 10 a.m. at the funeral home,
with Rev. Randall Pulley officiat-
ing.
Interment: Hancock Cemetery
in Fort Meade.
Memorial contributions: Good
Shepherd Hospice, P.O. box
7129, Winter Haven, FL 33880.


Shirley Owens
Spencer
Shirley Owens Spencer, 73, of
Winter Haven, died of heart fail-
ure Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at
Winter Haven Hospital.
Born in Terrell County, Ga.,
on Oct. 13, 1932, Mrs. Spencer
moved to Winter Haven 38 years
ago.
She was a receptionist. She
was employed by the Polk
County Commission Natural Re-
sources Department.
She was a member of Peace
Creek Baptist Church in Bartow.
Mrs. Spencer was preceded in
death by her first husband, Jack
L. Owens; a son, Juan A. Owens;
and a daughter, Leila 0. Hogan.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Ernest "Bob" Spencer; her
son, Jack E. Owens of Orlando;
her daughter, Bonnie Hurdel-
brink; and four grandchildren.
The funeral: Tuesday, Jan. 3,
at 4 p.m., at Peace Creek Baptist
Church, 3070 Highway 60 East,
with Rev. Robert C. Knowles of-
ficiating.
Memorial contributions:
American Heart Association,
P.O. Box 21475, Saint Peters-
burg, FL 33742.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.


Betty Jo
Kunberger
Betty Jo Kunberger, 77, of
Fort Meade, died Monday, Dec.
26, 2005.
Born in Atlanta, Ga., on July
6, 1928, Mrs. Kunberger moved
to Fort Meade 34 years ago.
She was a homemaker and a
member of Pine Grove Baptist
Church in Georgia.
Mrs. Kunberger was preceded
in death by her husband, Frank
Long Kunberger.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Paula Jean Joyner of Home-
land; her son, David W. Kun-
berger of Fort Meade; two grand-
children; and three great-grand-
children.
Visitation: Friday, Dec. 30,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Moody-Brant
Funeral Chapel in Fort Meade.
Funeral services will be held
in Tucker, Ga., under the direc-
tion of Lowndes-McLane Funeral
Home.



Ken
Hummell
Ken Hummell, 75, of Lake-
land, died of pneumonia Tues-
day, Dec. 27, 2005, at Rohr
Nursing Home in Bartow.
Born in Wyandotte, Mich., on
April 20, 1930, Mr. Hummell
moved to Polk County 15 years
ago..
He was a painter, employed
by Florida Presbyterian Homes
in Lakeland.
Survivors include his wife, Di-
ane Hummell; a step-son, Jim
Phillips of Plainwell, Mich.; a
step-daughter, Natalie Cox of
Arkadelphia, Ark.; and two step-
grandchildren.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.


Taxpayers can still get a three
percent December discount for
early payment if they walk-in
their property tax payment on
Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Because the Polk County Tax
Collector's Office is closed on
Jan. 1 and 2, the discount is be-
ing extended for payments made
in person.
Property tax payments made
through the mail must be post-
marked on or before Friday, Dec.
30. Online tax payments must
also be posted on or before Fri-
day, Dec. 30.
Just because a taxpayer re-
ceives the December discount
doesn't mean they can automati-


cally write it off on their 2005,;.
tax return. The IRS only allows:
persons to write off their prop-
erty tax payment in the actual
year it is paid.
So, if a taxpayer makes a
property tax payment in 2006
they will have to wait until they
file their 2006 federal income tax
return before writing it off.
"The time at which a person
pays their property tax can be-'
critical in their saving money.!;
We really want to make sure::
everyone knows about these im-',.
portant dates and deadlines," '
Tax Collector Joe Tedder said.
For more information, call::.
534-4725.


Pinewood Tours End Jan. 1


CHAMBER PIRATE LENNON JORDAN
(2005 Chamber president-elect) forces new crew
member Marsha Tidwell to add an item to his
treasure chest or take a short walk to Davy Jones'
Locker. Ms. Tidwell joined the pirate in his quest
for treasure to be auctioned off at the Chamber
Annual Meeting on Jan. 21. Pirate Lennon has
pillaged Marsha Tidwell Insurance and forced
them to join his crew to avoid walking the plank.
The downtown insurance company had to give Pi-
rate Lennon something for his treasure chest,
which will be auctioned off at the Greater Bartow
Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting on Jan.
21. The first Bartow business to fall under Len-
non's cruel tyranny was The Polk County Demo-
crat, sponsor of Jordan's treasure hunt; followed
by Community National Bank, Ace ,Hardware,


Spath Jewelers, Mosaic, LandAmerica Common-
wealth Land Title Insurance Co., Tom Edwards
Chrysler-Dodge, Inc., Bartow Ford Company,
Simply Storage, Inc., Curves of Bartow, Citrus
and Chemical Bank, Gibson & Wirt, Inc., Comcast
Cable and now Marsha Tidwell Insurance. Mar-
sha Tidwell Insurance, 670 West Main Street in
Bartow, can be reached at 519-079. The company
will host Jordan's treasure chest Dec. 29 through
Jan. 4. The treasure hunt is a fundraising event
for the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce
and will culminate at the Chamber's Annual
Meeting. The theme for the event is "Treasures of
the Chamber." For more information on this or
other Bartow Chamber events, call 533-7125. -
(Photo provided)


Historic Bok Sanctuary's 11th
annual Christmas at Pinewood
holiday home tour concludes
Sunday, Jan. 1.
This is the last chance for
visitors to experience the ambi-
ance of a 1930s Mediterranean
Revival mansion filled with re-
splendent holiday decor.
Listed on the National Regis-
ter of Historic Places, Pinewood
showcases stunning antique fur-
nishings and architectural ele-


ments.
Tours are Monday through
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Sunday 1-5 p.m. Home tour
rates, including Sanctuary ad--
mission, are $15 for adults; $8:
for childi-en 5-12; free for chil-
dren under 5 and $5 for mem-:
bers.
For more information, call
676-1408 or visit www.boksanc-'
tuary.org.


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The Polk County Democrat December 29, 2005


Public


Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
RHONDA G. LOVE, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST RHONDA G. LOVE;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
RHONDA G. LOVE, IF ANY;
MCARTHUR TERMITE AND
PEST CONTROL, INC.; MID-
FLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UN-
ION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA
SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-04CA-4461-SEC 04
RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Order Granting the
Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated December 19. 2005 entered
in Civil Case No. 53-04CA-4461
SEC 04 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, BARTOW, Florida,
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE EAST
CORRIDOR ON THE FIRST
FLOOR at the POLK County
Courthouse located at 255 N
Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 18th day of
January 2006 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 2, GRASSY LAKE
ESTATES, DESCRIBED
AS: THE NORTH 274
FEET OF THE EAST
159 FEET TO THE
WEST 358 FEET OF
THE SW 1/4 OF THE
NE 1/4; AND THE NW
1/4 OF THE SE 1/4
OF SECTION 2, TOWN-
SHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST,
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 located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry Is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Chaig 'at the sale location
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
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 20thday of Decem:
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Dbc,. 9 2005 Jan '5, 2006-4072

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN" RE: ESTATE OF
DIANE K. FORD,
Deceased.
D as FILE NO.
'O05CP-2920
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The aOmimslralion of the estate
ol DIANE K. FORD deceased,
wvnose oale of deaih was June 1,
'005. ana wnose Socai Security
"lu ber is 060.48.0309, is pend-
ing In the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830.
Th flames and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal,representative's attorney
are set f4 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 29
2005.
Personal Representatives:
THELMA H. SCHULDT
222 Fayette Street
Apt. 30
Palmyra, New York
14522
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
DALE L PRICE, ESQ.
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE


PRICE, HAMILTON & PRICE,
CHARTERED
Florida Bar No. 132329
2400 MANATEE AVENUE WEST
BRADENTON, FLORIDA 34205
Telephone: 941-748-0550
Dec. 29, 2005-Jan. 5, 2006-4098,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE
FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
MARIA MORALES A/K/A MARIA
H. MORALES, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST MARIA MORALES
A/K/A MARIA H. MORALES; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA
MORALES A/K/A MARIA H. MO-
RALES, IF ANY; RONALD CECIL
CURLEE; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2005-CA-003185-0000-SEC,
04
RE-NOTICF OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Granting the
Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated December 19, 2005, en-
tered in Civil Case No. 53-2005-
CA-003185-0000-SEC 04 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255
N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 19th day
of January. 2006 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in.
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 35, CHERRY LANE
ESTATES PHASE TWO,
AS PER PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 99,
PAGE 1 AND 2, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER
WITH A 1997 DOU-
BLE-WIDE MOBILE
HOME, VIN#'S
FLA14611184A AND
FLA14611184B.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDDr.(863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.,
Dated this 20th day of Decem:
ber. 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By; ,/s/ Lori Armijo,
Deputy Clerk'
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Dec. 29, 2005, Jan. 5, 2006-4074

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
S.T.A.R.S. TOWING gives Notice
of Foreclosure of Lien and in-
tent to sell vehicles pursuant
to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes that on
1/10/06, 9:30 am at 2935 US
HIGHWAY 17 S, BARTOW, FL
33830-8982. S.T.A.R.S. TOW-
ING reserves the right to ac-
cept tr reject any arid/or all
bids.', '
VIN# 1 G4BN52P5RR423193
1994 BUICK '
VIN#,1G2BL69YXGX281970
1986 PONTIAC .
And on 1/16/0'6, 9:30 am at'
2935 US HIGHWAY 17 S, BAR-
TOW, FL 33830-8982.
S.T.A.R.S. TOWING reser'es/the
right to accept or 'eject any
and/or all bids.
1G6VR3172HU102612
1987 CADILLAC
Dec. 29, 2005-4078

Webb's Towing &
Recovery Service
2005 Highway 92 East
Lakeland, Florida 33801
863/687-0304 FAX/688-0926
PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE
January 15, 2006 9:00 a.m.
1990 FORD TAURUS
VIN #1FACP50U8LA171169
1996 HONDA CIVIC
VIN #1 HGEJ6670TL006573
1996 TOYOTA RAV 4
VIN # JT3HP10V9T0088300
1990 NISSAN MAXIMA
VIN # JN1HJ01P8LT383591
1999 DODGE NEON
VIN # 1B3ES47CXXD152136
1997 TOYOTA T-100
VIN # JT4TN12DOV0030322
1986 TOYOTA COROLLA
VIN # JT2AE82E6G3416455
1994 SATURN SL2
VIN # 1G8ZJ5577RZ328834
1991 DODGE SHADOW
VIN # 1B3XP24D9MN632637
1986 BUICK REGAL
VIN # 1G4GJ47YOGP216801
1986 FORD E-150 VAN
VIN # 1FTDE14N2GHA91119
1990 LINCOLN TOWNCAR
VIN # 1LNCM81F1LY794270
1988 DODGE CARAVAN
VIN # 1B4FK4038JX376957
1995 DODGE RAM 1500


VIN # 3B7HC13YXSM110863
1991 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS
VIN # 1G3WH54T3MD370393
1987 CADILLAC SEDAN DEV-
ILLE
VIN # 1G6CD5182H4228253
December 29, 2005-4095


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC.
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
THOMAS FASSEL, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-05CA-3279-SECO7
AMENDED
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: THOMAS FASSEL and UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS
FASSEL
whose residence is 3633 Lazy
Lake Dr. S., Lakeland, FL 33801
and who is evading service of
process and the unknown defen-
dants who may be spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming an interest by,
through, under or against the De-
fendant(s), 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 NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the follow-
ing property:
LOT 57, THE VILLAGE
LAKELAND UNIT NO.
3, ACCORDING TO
MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 62, PAGE 14 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A
1983 DOUBLE-WIDE
MOBILE HOME, VIN
#'S
FLFL2AD1 3335497
AND
FKFK2BD13335497
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 27 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 27th day of De-
cember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISq'
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Mary Murphy
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Dec. 29, 2005, Jan. 5, 2006-4093
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
SIX HUNDRED SEVENTY-SEVEN
AND 00/100 DOLLARS
($677.00) UNITED STATES
CURRENCY
CASE NO.: 2005CA-004596
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Jackson Sloan
11 Lantana Street
Frostproof, Florida
33843
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 Frostproof, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about November 2, 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
12, 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 13th day
of December, 2_00.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ES-
QUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6351
Florida Bar #0553247
Dec. 29, 2005-Jan. 5, 2006-
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Brownie Scout leaders are ad-
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Brownie Scout groups are en-
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All girls registering must be a
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Polk Senior Athletes Medal At State Championships


Senior athletes from the Polk
County area combined to win a
total of 110 medals at the 2005
Florida Senior Games State
Championships, held Dec. 3
through 11, in The Villages.
The medal count included 56
gold, 36 silver and 18 bronze.
More than 2,500 senior athletes
participated in 24 sports and
events during the nine days of
competition.
Gathering the most hardware
was swimmer Briand Voisard, of
Winter Haven, who won a gold
and four silver medals in the 50-
54 age group.
His gold came in the 500 yard
freestyle and he also set a new
record for the age group with a
time of 5:39.47, topping the pre-


vious record of 6:33.62 by nearly
a minute. In all of Voisard's sec-
ond place finishes, he was edged
by Thomas Bliss, of Merritt Is-
land, who set age group records
in three of the races.
Polk County area golfers
brought home five gold medals,
two silvers and three bronze,
claiming the top spot in three
women's age groups and two
men's age groups. The holder of
the Florida Senior Games State
Championships all-time women's
low score, Janet Brown of Lake-
land, repeated as champion in
the 50-54 age group with a score
of 78. David Warren of Lakeland
won the men's 60-64 age group
with a 75, the second-lowest
men's score of the day.


Polk County Winners


Archery
The Villages Polo Field
Men's Compound Release
55 to 59
3. Thom Smiley, Winter Haven, 850
65 to 69
1. Frank Gandy, Bartow, 857
Basketball
The Villages High School
3 to on to 3 Basketball
Men
2. Sunshine Beach, Davenport
(Gene Nowell, Lou Del Fabro, Warren Smith, Bill Ethington, Harry
Morse, Rocky Robert, Harold Fuller)
Free Throw Shooting
(Maximum of 30 points)
Women
65 to 69
1. Claudette Braswell, Lake Wales, 26
Men
50 to 54
1. Steve McDermeit, Winter Haven, 26 (7 of 10, tiebreaker)
2. Charles Ripstra, Lake Wales, 26 (6 of 10, tiebreaker)
75 to 79
1. Glenn Boetcher, Lakeland, 24
3. Harry Morse, Lakeland, 14
Spot Shooting
(Maximum of 15 points)
Women
65 to 69
1. Claudette Braswell, Lake Wales, 10
Men
50 to 54
1. Charles Ripstra, Lake Wales, 13
2. Steve McDermeit, Winter Haven, 10
75 to 79
1. Glenn Boetcher, Lakeland, 7 (won tiebreaker)
2. Harry Morse, Lakeland, 7
Timed Field Goal Shooting
Points vary by shot
Women
65 to 69
1. Claudette Braswell, Lake Wales, 51
Men
50 to 54
1. Steve McDermeit, Winter Haven, 111
2. Charles Ripstra, Lake Wales, 110
75 to 79
1. Glenn Boetcher, Lakeland, 62
3. Harry Morse, Lakeland, 38
Bowling
Men's Doubles
70 to 74
1. John Schrader, Lakeland, Charles Davidson, Winter Haven, 1198
75 to 79
3. Edward Corban, Lakeland, James Hurrle, Mulberry, 1020
80 to 84
1. Harry Jackman, The Villages, Donald Walters, Lady Lake, 1003
2.Glenn Nordquist, Gainesville, Robert Jacobs, Alachua, 931
Women's Doubles
60 to 64
2. Diane Downey, Lakeland & Dee Mixon, Bartow, 916
3. Rosezetta Reed & Betty Hall, Mulberry, 896
75 to 79
1. Irene Watson & Joann Harrison, Lakeland, 825
2. Betty Berry & Marjorie Herrick, Davenport, 722
Mixed Doubles
50 to 54
1. Diane Downey, Lakeland, Daniel Young, Kathleen, 1245
60 to 64
3. Rosezetta Reed, Mulberry, Al Bottoms, Lakeland, 1053
75 to 79
1. Irene Watson & Edward Corban, Lakeland, 1112
80 to 84
2. Evelyn Gooding & Melvin Ford, Sebring, 821
Men's Singles
70 to 74
2. Charles Davidson, Winter Haven, 636
Women's Singles
60 to 64
1. Diane Downey, Lakeland, 571
75 to 79
1. Betty Hall, Mulberry, 498
80 to 84
1. Evelyn Gooding, Sebring, 506
Bridge
Saddlebrook Recreation Center
C Division
2. Joann Roorbach, The Villages, Barbara Meyer, Winter Haven
Golf
Arnold Palmer Legends Country Club
Men
60 to 64
1. David Warren, Lakeland, 75 (won tiebreaker)
85 to 89
1. Dean Fulton, Lakeland, 98 (won tiebreaker)
90 to 94
2. Jay Morris, Lakeland, 99;
3. Claude Howell, Lake Wales, 125
Women
50 to 54
1. Janet Brown, Lakeland, 78
65 to 69 (winners determined by tiebreaker)
1. Mettie Withers, Lakeland, 85
2. Gail Brych, Leesburg, 85


At the bowling competition,
Irene Watson of Lakeland
earned two gold medals winning
the 75-79 age group women's
doubles teaming with Joanne
Harrison and the mixed doubles
teaming with Edward Corban.
Harrison rolled a three game to-
tal of 428 in the women's singles
event, one pin shy of her third
medal of the weekend, a bronze.
The 2006 Florida Senior
Games State Championships
will be held in Lee County and
the City of Cape Coral, Dec. 2
through 10. The 2006 State
Games will be a qualifier for the
2007 National Senior Games in
Louisville, Ky.
Local Senior Games qualifiers
begin on Jan. 20, 2006 with the


Delray Beach Senior Games and
continue with 11 local events
through May. The Pensacola
Senior Games kicks off the fall
calendar of local Senior Games
competitions on Sept. 24, and
eight local events continue
through November.
The annual Florida Senior
Games State Championships is a
program of the Florida Sports
Foundation, the official sports
promotion and development or-
ganization of the State of Flor-
ida.
Complete Florida Senior
Games State Championships re-
sults can be found at www.
flasports.com.


3. Gail Brown, Sebring, 85
80 to 84
1. Helen Fultz, Wildwood, 91;
3. Loretta Baxter, Lakeland, 114
Horseshoes
Paradise Recreation Center
Men
65 to 69
1. John Wardner, Winter Haven
Women
65 to 69
3. Claudette Braswell, Lake Wales
Racquetball
Orlando Racquet and Fitness Club
Men's Singles
55 to 59
2. Ken Drew, Dundee
65 to 69
1. Earl Black, Lakeland
Women's Singles
65 to 69
1. Claudette Braswell, Lake Wales
Men's Doubles
55 to 59
1. Ken Drew, Dundee & Earl Black, Lakeland
Shuffleboard.
City of Leesburg Shuffleboard Courts

Women
50 to 54
1. Linda Armstrong, Lakeland
65 to 69
1. Anita Shorts, hrostproof
Men
55 to 59
1. Henry Armstrong, Lakeland
65 to 69
2. Howard Armstrong, Lakeland
3. Art Shorts, Frostproof
Doubles Shuffleboard was cancelled due to rain.
Swimming
Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
50 Yard Backstroke
Men
50 to 54
2. Briand Voisard, Winter Haven, 30.31
100 Yard Individual Medley
Men
50 to 54
2. Briand Voisard, Winter Haven, 1:06.84
500 Yard Freestyle
Men
50 to 54
1. Briand Voisard, Winter Haven, 5:39.47 (New age group record)
100 Yard Backstroke
Men
50 to 54
2. Briand Voisard, Winter Haven, 1:05.54
200 Yard Individual Medley
Men
50 to 54
2. Briand Voisard, Winter Haven, 2:24.95
Table Tennis
The Villages High School
Men's Singles
70 to 74
2. Jim Weisbecker, Lakeland
Men's Doubles
65 to 69
3. Wendell Newton & James Bent, Lakeland
70 to 74
1. James Weisbecker, Lakeland & Gene Warden, The Villages
Tennis
Men's Singles
55 to 59
1. Jim Darrow, Winter Haven;
2. Ernest Cullins, Bartow
65 to 69
2. Jerry Counter, Winter Haven
70 to 74
3. Don Utzman, Lakeland
Mixed Doubles
50 to 54
2. Marilyn Gainey, St. Cloud & Larry Richmond, Winter Haven
Men's and Women's Doubles were cancelled due to rain
Track & Field
The Villages High School
High Jump
Men (ties broken by number of missed jumps)
60 to 64
3. Alfred Smith, Lakeland, 4.00 (1.21m)
65 to 69
1. Chuck Tosch, Winter Haven, 4 to 04 (1.32m)
3. Hank Beacom, Lakeland, 3 to 10 (1.16m)
Long Jump
65 to 69
3. Chuck Tosch, Winter Haven, 11 to 06 (3.50m)
75 to 79
3. Harry Morse, Lakeland, 7 to 05 (2.26m)
Discus Throw
Women
65 to 69
2. Hank Beacom, Lakeland, 111 to 10 (34.08m)
3. Chuck Tosch, Winter Haven, 105 to 09 (32.23m)
Javelin Throw
Men


2. Clifford Threlkeld, Winter Haven, 109 to 09 (33.45m)
100 Meter Dash
Men
55 to 59
3. William Benford, Lakeland, 14.19
200 Meter Dash
Men
50 to 54
3. Fred Hendrix, Haines City, 28.41
80 to 84
1. Tom McDonald, Lake Placid, 47.10
n( 400 Meter Dash
Men
50 to 54
1. Fred Hendrix, Haines City, 1:04.35
80 to 84
1. Tom McDonald, Lake Placid, 1:47.04
800 Meter Run
Men
60 to 64
2. Wilson Strouse, Lakeland, 3:00.47
65 to 69
1. Frank Brume, Davenport, 2:42.76
70 to 74
1. Herman Lofton, Eagle Lake, 3:17.63
80 to 84
1. Tom McDonald, Lake Placid, 3:57.19
1500 Meter Run
Men
55 to 59
2. Rob Mason, Lakeland, 6:01.31
60 to 64
1. Wilson Strouse, Lakeland, 6:26.48
65 to 69
1. Frank Brume, Davenport, 5:54.46
2. Dave Egan, Lakeland, 6:20.92
'70 to 74
2. Herman Lofton, Eagle Lake'6:45.78
80 to 84
1. Tom McDonald, Lake Placid,'8:14.05
1500 Meter Race Walk
Women
70 to 74
2. Annaliese Sager, Winter Haven, 12:19. i
75 to 79
1. Jeri McDonald, Lake Placid, 13:21.33
Men
60 to 64
1. James Corbeil, Frostproof, 8:34.98
3. David Thomas, Frostproof. 10:25.08
65 to 69
1. Michael Murphy, Lake Placid, 11:14.89
70 to '74
1. Ted Sager, Winter Haven, 9:14
5K Road Race
The Villages Polo Club


55 to 59
1. Rob Mason, Lakeland, 22:28
65 to 69
1. Frank Brume, Davenport, 21:40


3. Dave Egan, Lakeland, 23:28
80 to 84
1. Tom McDonald, Lake Placid, 27:53
5K Race Walk
The Villages Polo Club
Women
75 to 79
1. Jeri McDonald, Lake Placid, 45:21
Men
60 to 64
1. James Corbeil, Frostproof, 29:56

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The man was bad about drink-
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woman.
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and me."
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But the Lord knows all about
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difficulties, our faults and fail-
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And He loves us.
The Bible says, "For God so
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only begotten Son, that whosoev-
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perish, but have everlasting life."
One morning, I was teaching
my German shepherd to follow
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I said, "Heel, Doc, heel!" and
he followed me nicely until he
saw a butterfly. Away he ran to
catch it.
How like so many of us.
Instead of following our Lord, we
chase short-lived butterflies of
pleasure.
Looking for a life of adventure,
excitement, and thrills?
Put God above gold, loyalty
above license, self-control above
self-indulgence, the Word above
the world.
Follow the Lord at any cost, at
all times, and you'll follow Him
right into happiness here and
heaven hereafter.


More Seeds From The
Sower
On Page 3B


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Zolfo Springs Church Offering
New Ministry With 'New Vision'


Christian Heritage Church in
Zolfo Springs now has a new look,
new ministries, and even a new
name after suffering hurricane
damage.
"New Vision Worship Center"
now offers a different style of wor-
ship, complete with dance and
drama teams, a full-size gym, and
a childcare center.
"The original church was dam-
aged during last year's hurri-
canes, which proved to be more of
a blessing than a disaster for this
church," a spokesman said.
"Even the look of the church has
changed from dark wood and
dark pews, to bright colors and
royal purple padded seat.
"Although we are thankful for


the ones who have paved the road
before us, we do not hold to the
old-time traditions and bondage
that held the churches down for
so many years."
A large sign displaying the
new name is being constructed so
that the church and childcare
center may be located easily by
anyone who enters Zolfo Springs.
The church and childcare center,
located on Highway 64 East, one-
half mile from Highway 17, now
sits on 17 landscaped acres.
The church will host a
Blessing Service this Sunday,
Jan. 1. Bishop Robert E. Blazier
will minister on "The Open Door
of a New Beginning."


Cellist Carrie Bean To Perform
At First Presbyterian, Lakeland


Classical music will fill the air
at First Presbyterian Church of
Lakeland on Sunday, Jan. 8,
when cellist Carrie Bean presents
a full repertoire of music.
The recital, beginning at 4
p.m., will feature the music of
Bach, Beethoven, Schumaker,
and Faure.
Ms. Bean will be accompanied
by Dr. Howard Kim, a professor
from Southeastern University.
The performance is free.


Ms. Bean is a graduate of the
Harrison School of Performing
Arts, and is currently enrolled as
a senior at Eastman School of
Music in Rochester, N.Y.
She is the daughter of David
and Ann Caroline Bean of
Lakeland, and is a member of
First Presbyterian Church.
For more information about
the concert, call Dr. Daniel
Gordon at 686-7187.


That love thy neighbor thing...

I meant it. God


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


, Musings From God's Penman



,ion Everything Old Isn't Always New Again


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER
It is hard to believe a New Year
is upon us again. ,
Every year I go kicking and
screaming into the New Year. Not
because I'm against change. My
pants pocket is full of change.
I simply cannot remember to
change the year on the checks I
write until May.
Having a checking account is a
big responsibility. I not only have
to know how much money is in
my checking account, but also
remember what year to put on the
check I'm writing today.
By the time I remember the
correct year, I have forgotten to
make deposits into my checking
account.
I need a reality check, which
hopefully will rot bounce as high
as my checkbook.
That is not the only reason I
hesitate going into a New Year.
The biggest reason has to do with
the mistakes I made during the
old year.
Looking back over the old year,
I worry that my blunders were
not as bad as they could have
been. Did I make all the mistakes
I possibly could? Did I fill my
quota? What is my quota, any-
way?
For many people, the New Year
offers the opportunity to start
over again. Actually, what hap-
pens is people simply make new
mistakes curiously similar to the
mistakes made during the old
year.
If I had any resolution for the
New Year it would be to perfect
the mistakes I've already made. I
don't see any sense in making
new mistakes when I can easily
requisition the old ones for duty
during the New Year.
And what's wrong with my old


mistakes? The only thing I can
think of is that I did not work
hard enough to make the most of
them.
It's one thing to make a mis-
take, but it's quite another thing
to perfect the art of making a mis-
take so that you don't have to
repeat it ever again.
Too many amateurs have given
mistake-making a bad name.
Most of my mistakes have been
so poorly discharged that in the
coming New Year I have to re-do
many of them. And, quite frankly,
I'm tired of it all. I'm anxious to
move on to new areas of mistake-
making.
I'm convinced there are mis-
takes to make I have not even
dreamed of at this point in my
life. And believe me, I've been
dreaming.
Actually, the Gracious
Mistress of the Parsonage thinks
they are all nightmares. However,
my horsing around is not limited
to the nighttime.
With that in mind, my resolu-
tion for the New Year is to make
sure any and all mistakes I make
(and there will be plenty, I assure
you) will be as thorough as possi-
ble. I refuse to leave any mistake
before its time.
And, as you well know, some
mistakes take lots of time to fully
mature. But when its time comes,
I want to make sure it is accom-
plished as smoothly and as per-
fectly as possible.
If I'm any judge of character,
the majority of people this coming
New Year will not make any new
mistakes. Oh, they think they are
making new mistakes, but in
reality, they are dusting off old
ones and redating them for the
current year.
What a waste of time, in my
opinion.


Christian Women's Club of
South Lakeland will hold a New
Year celebration and luncheon
Wednesday, Jan. 4, from 11 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m, 'at The Club at
Eaglebrooke. '
The program is "Celebrate the
New Year, Not With a Top Hat -
With a Red Hat."
Millie Farthing of Winter
Haven will be the guest speaker,


and Carol Mihlfold of Lakeland
will sing.
The cost is $15 inclusive.
Childcare. is available for:-,
preschoolers free of charge.
Reservations and cancellations
should be made by Sunday, Jan.
1, by calling Freddie at 647-4349,.
Wylene at 859-7773, or e-mail
FCSecy@itampabay.rr.com.


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End of Year Reflections

The end of the year is always a good time to reflect on our spiritu-
al progress. Are you a kinder, more loving person now than you were
last year at this time? How are you doing in terms of virtues like
patience, temperance, and humility? If you are going to set moral or
spiritual goals for next year, and we all should, it helps to do so in a
systematic -manner and avoid such vagaries as "just wanting to be a
better person.." After all, who doesn't want to be a better person? One
. of the best models for improving yourself is the system which Ben
Franklin adopted a a,young man. First, he set about considering what
the primary virtues were. Then, after considerable study and reflec-
tion, he compiled a list of thirteen virtues, which were as follows: tem-
peranc.e, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, jus-
tice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility., He
then resolved to work on each virtue, one at a time, spending a week
on each one. He kept a log of his progress in a little book in which he
gave each virtue a page that was set up as a weekly calendar where-
in he could place a mark for each action which he considered a failure
with.respect to that virtue. In this way, he could cover all thirteen
virtues in thirteen weeks, and cover the whole course of virtues four
times in a year. You can read about his system in Part Two of
Franklin's Autobiography.


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For those of you who take your
mistake-making 'seriously, allow
me to offer some help that will
guide this pursuit the coming
New Year.
1. Look back over the old year
and make a list of all of the mis-
takes you have made. If you are a
husband, solicit help from .your
wife who will be able to remember
all of those mistakes you have for-
gotten. (Not to mention one or two
you didn't do.)
2. Go over each mistake on
your list and determine if it needs
repeated for the New Year. As I
say, there is no sense in making
new mistakes if you're not fin-
ished with the old ones. Nothing
is more disheartening than a half-
baked mistake.
3. For every mistake from the
previous year not needing repeat-
ed, place a nice red star in front of
it. That mistake can now go into
your Hall of Blame, which will
never have to be repeated again.
Of course, you will have some
mistakes that even though they
have been well executed are well
worth repeating. And you know
which ones they are. Don't you?
4. Now look at all of those mis-
takes listed for repeating during
the New Year. Prioritize them so
you can begin the New Year with
a good plan. As you prioritize this
list, think of ways in which you
can improve on your mistakes
over the past year. No satisfaction
compares with doing something
as good as you can.
Everyone generates mistakes,


which is healthy. What is
unhealthy is thinking you have
not made any mistakes, which is
a mistake. Some people have the
strange idea that they live a com-
pletely mistake-free life.
The Bible an authority on
mistakes says: "If we say that
we have no sin, we deceive our-
selves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faith-
ful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness. If we say that
we have not sinned, we make him
a liar, and his word is not in us" (1
John 1:8-10 KJV).
A mistake well executed is a
mistake never needing repeated.
During the New Year, execute
as many mistakes as your con-
science will allow. The great hope
we have is that there is no mis-
take bigger than God's ability to
forgive.


Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor
of the Family of God Fellowship
located at 1471 Pine Road in
Silver Springs Shores. He lives
with his wife, Martha, in Silver
Springs Shores, and can be con-
tacted by calling 1-352-687-4240,
or 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.


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Reflections


On Faith


December 29, 2005 The Polk County Democrat A3B





Out of My Range by Pawn Wade


By ROGER CAMPBELL
On this "winding down" day of
2005, we're still alive making
it, for you and me, the most im-
portant day of the year.
What shall we resolve to do
with it?
After the death of a young
man, this list of his resolutions
for each day was placed by his
parents in their local newspaper:
"Our wonderful son, only 20,
was buried yesterday. He died of
leukemia after a valiant fight
that lasted five years.
In his wallet we found the fol-
lowing:
JUST FOR TODAY: I will live
through the next 12 hours and
not try to tackle all life's prob-
lems at once.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will im-
prove my mind. I will learn
something useful. I will read
something that requires effort,
thought, and concentration.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will be
agreeable. I will look my best,
speak in a well modulated voice,
and be courteous and consider-
ate.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will
have 4 program. I might not fol-
low it exactly, but I will have it. I
will save myself from two ene-
mnibs hurry and indecision.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will ex-
ercise my character in three
ways. I will do a good turn and
keep it a secret. If anyone finds
out, it won't count.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will do
two things I don't want to do,
just for the exercise.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will be
unafraid. Especially will I be
unafraid to enjoy what is beauti-
ful and believe that as I give to
the world, the world will give to
me.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will re-
veal to others the" peace Christ


Haven't you heard the expres-
sion, "I'd give my right arm for
that!"?
A thief did.
He broke the window of a
store to, steal a television set. As
he reached his right arm'
through the broken glass, a fal-
ling section of plate glass sev-"
ered it above the elbow.
On his left arm was tattooed
the words, "Born to lose."
But he wasn't. Neither are
you.
You weren't meant to sink,
but to soar; not to be over-
whelmed, but to overcome; not to
be a victim,- but a victor; not to
lose, but to win.
S..The Bible says, "The Lord is
not willing that any should per-
ish, but that all should come to
repentance."
There was an officer who
made many unkind and unjust
remarks about General Robert
E. Lee.
Later, the general was asked
what he thought of that officer,
and he gave him a splendid rat-:
ing.
"But," protested a friend, "ha-
ven't you heard what he's been


has given to me.
Jonathan Edwards, the prime
mover in America's first great
spiritual awakening, lived by
five time and morally sensitive
resolutions:
1. "Resolved: To live with all
my might while I do live.
2. "Resolved: Never to lose
one moment of time, but to im-
prove it in the most profitable
way I possibly can.
3. "Resolved: Never to do any-
thing which I should despise or
think meanly of in another.
4. "Resolved: Never to do any-
thing out of revenge.
5. "Resolved: Never to do any-
thing which I should be afraid to
do if it were the last hour of my
life."
At eye level on a shelf in my
library, I keep a marble paper-
weight containing a Bible verse
that reminds me daily of the im-
portance of keeping the present
pleasant: "This is the day that
the Lord has made, let us rejoice
and be glad in it" (Psalm 118:24).
After-Christmas fatigue and
the prospect of facing a new year
may combine to intimidate us,
but here's the good news: What-
ever 2006 holds of joy or sorrow,
strength or weakness, will arrive
one day at a time (Matthew 6:33-
34).
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote:
"One of the illusions of life is
that the present hour is not the
critical decisive hour. Write it on
your heart that every day is the
best day of the year. He only is
rich who owns the day, and no
one owns the day who allows is
to be invaded with worry, fret,
and anxiety.",
We don't know what the fu-
ture holds, but the One who
holds the future has given us
this important day to entrust all
our tomorrows to Him.


saying about you?"
"Yes," answered Lee. "But I
was asked of my opinion of him,
not his opinion of me."
That's love. .'
The' Living Bible says, "Love
is very patient and kind. Love
does not demand its own way.
Love does not demand its own
way. It is not irritable or touchy.
It does not hold grudges and will
hardly even notice when others
do it wrong."
Have you noticed how the Bi-
ble begins?
With God!
If your day begins with God,
you'll have His blessings. If it
doesn't start with God, there'll
be no blessings.
The kind of person you'll be,
the path you'll take, the choices
you'll make, and the goals you'll
set will be determined by how
you begin your day.
With God, no aspiration will
be too noble, no burden too big,
no problem too difficult, and no
goal too great.
"With God, all things are pos-
sible."
Begin everything with God!


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Place on a serving plate;
serve warm.
Serves six.


Sausage'with Hoppin'
John
12 ounces sausage links
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded
& thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper
sauce
1-1/2 cups instant rice
1 can (15-oz.) black eyed
peas, drained & rinsed
Cut sausage in half length-
wise, then cut across into 1/2-
inch chunks. Brown lightly in
a skillet then set aside.
In a large microwave safe
dish, combine onion, green
bell pepper, garlic and olive oil
in a microwave-safe bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap and
microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4
minutes.
Add water and hot pepper
sauce. Cover and microwave
on high for 5 minutes, or until
boiling.
Stir in instant rice, cover,
and let stand for 5 minutes.
Stir in the reserved sausage
and black eyed peas. Cover
and microwave on high for 5
minutes, or until heated thor-
oughly.
Serve hot.
Serves four.


Ham Hocks and Collard
Greens
A southern specialty,
stewed collard greens with
smoky bits of pork. Don't for-
get to serve with the highly
flavored broth. Serve it over
rice.
1-1/2 pounds ham hocks
1. onion, peeled and
chopped
1 teaspoon crushed red pep-
per flakes
2 pounds collard greens,
rinsed and sliced
1 tomato, sliced


heat to a simmer and cook,
covered, for 40 minutes.
Add collard greens to
saucepan and continue cook-
ing until ham hocks are ten-
der, about 15 more minutes.
Serve greens with bits of pork
and a little of broth;. garnish
with tomato.
Serves six.


Boston Black-Eyed Peas
3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups fresh black-eyed
peas
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped peeled onion
2 cloves garlic, peeled and
minced
1 cup fresh beet greens, col-
lards, chard, or spinach
1/3 cup molasses
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon dried mustard
Bring the salted water to a
boil in a saucepan. Add the
black-eyed peas. Cover and
return to a boil; reduce heat
and simmer until just tender,
about 15 minutes.
In a saucepan saut6 onion
and garlic in oil until the
onions are just translucent.
Add greens, saut6 until
greens wilt.
In a bowl mix together
molasses, soy sauce and mus-
tard; set aside.
Drain the black-eyed peas,
reserving a cup of the liquid.
In the saucepan, stir together
the drained peas, the onion
and molasses mixture. Cover
and simmer on very low heat
10 to 15 minutes stirring fre-
quently.
Note: Add a small amount
of the pea stock if the sauce
becomes too thick.


Black-Eyed Pea Hummus
Try this non-traditional
hummus with black-eyed peas
and sesame oil. Serve as a
spread on bread and crackers
or.even as a dip for fresh veg-
etable sticks.
2 cans (15-oz.) black-eyed
peas
1/3 cup lemon juice


3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons fresh
chopped parsley
Drain black-eyed peas,
reserving 1/4 cup of liquid.
Combine black-eyed peas,
reserved liquid, lemon juice,
sesame oil, garlic, salt and
pepper in a blender or food
processor. Process until
smooth and creamy.
In a small bowl, combine
olive oil and paprika.. Drizzle
over the black-eyed pea mix-
ture and sprinkle with pars-
ley.
Makes approximately 2
cups. One serving equals 2
tablespoons.
Yields 2 cups.


Mexicali Blackeyed Peas
These spicy blackeyed peas
are delicious by themselves


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If you're over 50,
take time to see your doctor
and get screened.


Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cilantro-Lime Pesto


.L Clif,-E


Place ham hocks in large
saucepan with water to cover
and bring to a boil. Remove
and discard any and all thing
floating on top; add onion and
red pepper flakes. Turn down


2 tablespoons sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black
pepper


but for an added treat serve
over steamed rice..
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, finely


chopped
1 can (14.5-oz.) diced toma-
toes, undrained.
1 can (15-oz.) blackeyed
peas, drained
1 can (4-oz.) Ortega Diced
Green Chiles
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1-1/2 teaspoons white vine-
gar
2 teaspoons hot pepper
sauce
.Heat. oil in large skillet;
cook onion and garlic until
tender. Add tomatoes with
juice, peas, chiles, chili pow-
der and cumin; cook for 15
minutes. Add vinegar and hot
pepper sauce. Season with
salt and ground black pepper.
Serves four.


Jalapenfio and Black-Eyed
Pea Casserole
1 cup rice
32 ounces black eyed peas
2 jalapefio, chopped
15 ounces stewed tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
In a bowl, combine black
eyed peas, chopped jalapefios,
stewed tomatoes, chopped
onion, the cooked rice, olive
oil, salt, and pepper; mix well.
Transfer to a 3-quart bak-
ing dish and bake at 350
degrees for 30 minutes, or
until heated through.
Serves eight.


Montego Bay Shrimp and
Bean Salad
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup light coconut milk
1/2 cup rice
10 ounces shrimp,
cooked, peeled and deveined
1 can (15-oz.) black-eyed
peas, or pink beans, rinsed
and drained
1 cup cubed mango, fresh or
jarred
1/2 cup cubed cucumber
1/4 cup chopped red bell
pepper
2 tablespoons thinly sliced
green onion
1/3 cup chopped fresh
cilantro
1/4 cup light coconut milk
2 tablespoons honey Dijon
dressing
1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
2-1/2 teaspoons sugar
Heat water and 1/2 cup
coconut milk to boiling in' a
medium saucepan; stir in rice.
Reduce heat and simmer, cov-
ered, until rice is tender and
liquid is absorbed, about 20
minutes. Let cool.
Combine rice with shrimp,
beans, mango, cucumber, bell


Year


pepper, green onion and
cilantro. Set aside.
Whisk together 1/4 cup
coconut milk, dressing, lime
juice and sugar. Pour over rice
mixture and toss to coat.
Serves four.


Hoppin' John Black-Eyed
Peas and Rice
Black-eyed peas are a
Southern tradition on New
Year's Day; start the year out
right with a bowl of this fla-
vorful dish.
1/4 pound dried black-eyed
peas
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
-1/4 cup chopped red bell
pepper
1/4 cup chopped green bell
pepper
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pep-
per
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground black
pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
4 plum tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup uncooked white rice
1 cup chicken stock
Rinse and drain beans;
place in medium saucepan
and cover with boiling water.
Let stand for 1 hour before
cooking.
Drain beans and return to
saucepan. Add salt and
enough water to cover one
inch over beans. Bring to a
boil; reduce to simmer, cover
and cook 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a 2-
quart stock pot over medium-
high heat; add vegetables and
spices, cook 5 minutes, stir-
ring occasionally. Stir in
tomatoes, rice, chicken stock
and beans, bring td a boil;
reduce to a simmer, cover and
cook 20 minutes or until most
of the liquid is absorbed and
rice is tender.
Serves six.


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


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
S#2006-0057
SALE DATE: 1/1-2/2006
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
MTAG CUST FOR PALISADES
ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC
the holder of the following cer-
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 b
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-
ary. 2006 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A. SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 12/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3852


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2006-0049
SALE DATE: 1/12/2006
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
WACHOVIA BANK NA
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
10525
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/30/2003
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
MITCHELLS C L ADD DB F
PG 45 BLK 0 LOT 1 E 75
FT OF N 110 FT
Section 34, Township
31, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
34-31-25-477000-
032012
Name in which assessed: JOE
NATHAN WEST
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NQ
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 DISABILU-
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
bath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
CHILDREN'S INITIALS
VM 6-17-1994 female Polk
County, FL, .JM 9-14-1996 fe-
male Polk County, FL, TM 1-22-
1998 born to Vickie Norris,
Polk County, FL.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATHIS JACK-
SON in HEARING ROOM at 9:00
A.M. on the 1st day of February,
2006, for this hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sion, 5th floor Hearing Room
5C1-255 N. Broadway, BAR-
TOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS
A CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A

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: 8683-534-0062 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


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 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) 534-4828 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







POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2006-0024
SALE DATE: 1/12/2006
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
MTAG CUST FOR CARLYLE AS-
SET MANAGEMENT LLC
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
21743
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/30/2003
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
THOMPSONS ADDITION
PB 3 PG 44 BLK 16 LOTS
6 7 & 8 S4 T32 R28 &
S33 T31 R28
Section 04, Township
32, Range 28
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
04-32-28-981600-
016060
Name in which assessed: AD-
NAN ELYAMAN
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the.second Thurs-
day in the Month of January
which is the 12th day of Janu-
arv. 2006 beginning at 8:30
A.M. with lunch recess at Noon,
until completion; and, if neces-
sary, continue on a day to day
basis under the same condi-
tions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the
Clerk's Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO REVIEW
TAX DEED SALES SHOULD CON-
TACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT,
255 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA 33830-9000 TELE-
PHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 12/1/2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2005-3850


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Hatless


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


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


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,
trustees, or any other person
claiming by, through, under or
against any corporation or other
legal entity named as a defendant.
and all claimants, persons or 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-
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

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


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
118, 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 Care 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 Elevato;-
Bartow, Florida, or at such
other time set by the Court at
the Case .Mawagement 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-
ary, A.D., 2006, and file the ongi-
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 lo 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.
It 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 14L1t
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.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of QUENTIN P.
DUBOIS deceased, whose
date of death was November
26. 2005, is pending in the
Circuit Court for EQLK County,
Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 05-CP-2971; the ad-
dress of which is Pgt Office
Box 9000, Drawer C-4,
Bartow. Florida 33831-
9000 The names and ad-
dresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal rep-
resentative'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, and


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
OF THE FOLLOWING DE-
SCRIBED PARCEL:
PROVIDED OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 5477,
PAGE 398: LOT 36,
HIGHLANDS CROSSING
PHASE TWO, AS PER
PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
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 Ca e Management on the
1 9 t 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, ii ui sircd, to said Peti-
tion on:
POLK COUNTY ATTORNE-Y'S
OFFICE
Linda L. McKinley, Deu.ity
County Attorney
Post Office Box 9i.05,
Drawer AT01
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-6437
Florida Bar No.: 325521
on or before the 24th 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, ttle, interest, or lien you or
any o, 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
Americans with Disabilities Act,
if you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
rnodation 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 o voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-
8770.
WITNESS MY HAND AND
SEAL of said Court on the 14th
day of Dembr, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: 1s/ Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4037

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
QUENTIN P. DUBOIS
Deceased.
File No.


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


who have been served a copy of
this notice, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, and
who have been served a copy of
this notice, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE.
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is December 29
2005.
Personal Representative:
QUENTIN B. DUBOIS
4461 Sam Keen Road
Lake Wales, FL 33898
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
CHARLES S. WHITE, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 144663
Post Office Box 1119
Plant City, FL 33564-1119
Telephone: (813) 752-6155
Dec. 29, 2005, Jan. 5, 2006,4069
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, restb-
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

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 if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an interest
by, through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, and all parties
having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the prop-
erty described in the mortgage be-
ing foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mort-
gage and enforce a lost note
and/or mortgage on the follow-
ing property:
LOT 17, WOOD FERN
SUBDIVISION, AS PER
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT


FL 33910, and file the original with
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Polk
County, 255 North Broadway, Bar-
tow, Florida 33830. on or before
January 13, 2006, or otherwise a
default judgment will be entered
against you for the relief sought in
the Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published
once each week for four consecu-
tive weeks in a newspaper of gen-
eral circulation published in Polk
County, Florida.
DATED this 1st day of December,
2005.
RICHARD W. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ TAMIKA JOINER
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 8, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, 2005-
3906


(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 19the 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 COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LAKE DELL PROPERTIES,
LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs
THIE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF
GUY BRIDGES, DECEASED
AND PEARL BRIDGES, DE-
CEASED, JUDY PHILLIPS;
CONNIE PHILLIPS; DEBO-
RAH KAY HOUSE SHORT;
ROBERT RAY RANKIN,
SR.; ROBERT RAY
RANKIN, JR.; WILLIAM
CARL RANKIN,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2005-CA-4003-WH
SECTION NO.: 11
AMENDED NOTICE OF AC-
TION
TO: GUY JOHN PHILLIPS, JR.
170 PAR THREE DRIVE SOUTH
SYLVA, NORTH CAROLINA
28779
-RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 9th day
of January' 2006, and file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court, either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
'lief demanded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet
title on real property described as
follows:
PARCEL 2: THE SOUTH 100
FEET OF THE WEST 246 FEET
OF LOT 8, W.J. HOWEY LAND
COMPANY'S FIRST ADDITION
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 41,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
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 OF
FLORIDAIN 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 MARY NIXON ZAN-
DERS,
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 MCFARLAND, P.A.,
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION I
IN THE INTEREST OF:
S.B. DOB: 05/01/2004
A MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2002-DP-651600-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
DAVID THOEN
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath .has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
marient commitment of
S.B., a female child, born on
May 1, 2004, to Sandra Both-
ers.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDED to
be and appear before MAGIS-
TRATE ROBIN MATHIS JACK-
SON in HEARING ROOM at 9:00
A.M. on Wednesday the 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


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2006-0058
SALE DATE: 1/12/2006
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
MTAG CUST FOR PALISADES
ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC
the holder of the following cer-
tificates, has filed said certifi-
cates for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance,
the description of the property
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
10597
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/30/2003
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:
BEG 7 CH 12 FT W OF NE
COR OF SW 1/4 OF SW
1/4 RUN S 4 CH 51 FT E
TO HY 17 N TO 40 LINE
W TO BEG LESS R/W FOR
HWY 17
Section 33, Township
32, Range 25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
33-32-25-000000-
044010
Name in which assessed: CON-
SUELO ZEPEDA
All of said property being in the
County of Polk, State of Flor-
ida. To redeem property, pay-
ment must be made by Cashi-
er's Check or Money Order. NO
PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder for CASH at the
Polk County Courthouse, Main
Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date
of sale, on the second Thurs-
day in the Month of January
which is the 12th day of Janu-
ary. 2006 beginning-at 8:3C
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


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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.
I Case No.:
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Judge: John F. Laurent
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is


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 Shelia
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 WllL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS De-
cember 22, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Sheila Bowman a/k/a Shelia Bow-
man
4710 Kimball Court West
Lakeland, FL 33813
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-
SHARON 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, 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.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida,
this 12th day of December, 2005
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
3OURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
Seal)
)ec. 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-
torney 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 tile 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.
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863.) 965-2516
(863) 965-2421 (Fax)
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4024






NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY THE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's
Final Agency Action is approval of
the Environmental Resource Per-
mit on 3.7 acres to serve as a
medical center known as Dr.
Walding Medical Office.
The project is located in Polk
County, Section(s) 35, Township
28 South, Range 23 East. The
permit applicant is The Drummond
Company, Inc. whose address is
3604 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, FL
33803.
The permit number is
44000887.074.
The file(s) pertaining to the project
referred to above is available for
inspection Monday through Friday
except for legal holidays, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the South-
west Florida Water Management
District (District) 170 Century
Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial in-
terests are affected by the Dis-
trict's agency action may petition
for an administrative hearing in ac-
cordance with Sections 120.659
and 120.57, Florida Statues (F.S.),
and Chapter 28-106, Florida Ad-
ministrative Code, (F.A.C.), of the
Uniform Rules of Procedure. A re-
quest for hearing must (1) ex-
plain how the substantial Inter-
ests of each person requesting
the hearing will be affected by
the District's action, or final ac-
tion; (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 hearing must be filed with and
received by the Agency Clerk of
the District's Brooksville address,
2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL
34609-6899. within 21 days of
publication of this notice (or within
14 days for an Environmental Re-
source Permit with Proprietary
Authorization for the use of Sover-
eign Submerged Lands). Failure to
file a request for hearing within
this time period shall constitute a
waiver of any right such person
may have to request a hearing un-
der Sections 120.569 and 120.57.
F.S.
Because the administrative hear-
ing process is designed to formu-
late final agency action, the filing'
of a petition means that the Dis-
trict's final action may be different
from the position taken by it in this
notice of agency action. Persons
whose substantial interests will be
affected by any such final decision
of the District on the application
have the right to petition to be-
come a party to the proceeding, in
accordance with the requirements
set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section
120.573, F.S. to settle an adminis-
trative dispute regarding the Dis-
trict's action in this matter is not
available prior to the filling of a re-
quest for hearing.
Dec. 29, 2005-4087


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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 FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt
property is required to tile 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 BY 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 DECLARATION 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, Bartow, Polk
County in Bartow, Florida, at
9:00 o'clock, A.M., on January
6.2006.
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
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/ Lori Armio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-4018

Notice of Sale
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to Chapter 715 of the
Florida Statutes the following
described property will be sold
at public auction to the highest
and best bidder for cash or cer-
tified funds: 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, Flonrida
33801. Said sale shall take
place at 29 Bonny Shores
Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801,
on January 11, 2006, at 10:00
a.m.
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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 or 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. ESQUIIHE
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.
Q5-CP-2652
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 Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division; the ad-
dress of which is P.O. Box 9000.
Drawer CC-4 Bartow, FL 33831-
9000. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is 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 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.
Florida 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.
04CP 1974
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-
ney, whose name and address are
Keith D Miller, Esquire. Boswell &


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 15th day of Decem-
Der, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY /s/ Stephanie Wilson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec 22, 29. 2005. Jan 5, 12.
2006-4034


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 05CE-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 $1.000.0 and that the
name and address of those to
whom it nas been assigned by
such Order are
Lorrie C O'Neal
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
ot this Notice is December 22
2005
Person Giving Notice.
Lorrie C O'Neai
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) 533-71.17
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
20.2006, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on the Petitioner's at-


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 0. Box 6235, Lakeland, Florida
33807. on or before December 28.
2 05., 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. 2005-39107


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 hirty (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 bor 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 aece-
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


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


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
David Samuel Carro-
deguas
Deceased.
File No.
05CFP-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 33015
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tfive:
Anthony Dieguez, J.D
Florida Bar No. 155409
7950 NW 155 Street, Ste. 207
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Dec. 22, 29, 2005-401'3

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;
thence run South
89 '49'30" East,
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-
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

Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By LsL/Mary Anrl.0B.Y
As Deputy Clerk


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 Roemern
that the court may also issue
an order directing him to pay
child support on behalf of Caro-
lyn Bradshaw.
Dec. 22. 29, 200b, Jan 5. 2006-
4014


5B


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



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, ESQUIRE
Sutton Law Firm
325 West Main Street
Post Office Drawer 427
Bartow, Florida 33831-0427
863-533-8912 (telephone)
863-533-4633 (telecopier)
Florida Bar No.: 818682
Dec 12,19, 22, 29, 2005-3910




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 of 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-1 57.
Notice is further given that
the attorney filing said Petition
For Custody is Roberta Ren-
barger, 202 W. Berry St. Suite


ber 29, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
DAVID E. JARRETT
Post Office Box 56
Babson Park, FL 33827-0056
ALLEN T. JARRETT
8722 Lupin Lane
Granite Bay, CA 95746-9506
ANN M. CARVER
Post Office Box 86
Babson Park, FL 33827-0086
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY
KENNEDY
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice
198 1ST ST S
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
By: CYNTHIA CROFOOT RIG-
NANESE, ESQ.
Floiida Bar No. 0891880
Dec 29, 2005, Jan. 5, 2006-4092


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 undei
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.
2006, 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:
The 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
FLFLN70B20701 CG.
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 FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY A. JARRETT,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number:
05 CP-2874
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
DOROTHY A. JARRETT, de-
ceased, File Number 05 CP-2874.
by the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
FL 33831-9000; that the descen-
dant's date of death was August
3rd, 2005; that the total value of
the estate is __ and that
the name and address of those to
whom it has been assigned by
such order are:
DAVID E. JARRETT
Post Office Box 56
Babson Park, FL 33827-0056
ALLEN T. JARRETT
8722 Lupin Lane
Granite Bay, CA 95746-9506

ANN M. CARVER
Post Office Box 86
Babson Park, FL 33827-0086

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons 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 DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DESCENDANT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is Thursday, Decem-









6B The Polk County Democrat December 29, 2005


S


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION I
IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.R. DOB: 03/07/2004
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2004-DP-190100-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
KEITH BLEHM
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
D.R., a female child, born on
03/07/2004, to LISA NICOLE
STEVERSON and KEITH BLEHM,
in Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before JUDGE
CHARLES LEE BROWN in
HEARING ROOM at 10:00 A.M.
on the 15th day of February,
2006, for this hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sion, 255 N. Broadway, BAR-
TOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS
A CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment at 1055 US Highway 17
North, Bartow, Florida 33830,
Telephone: 863-534-0062 not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
- By Patricia A. Bradley
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 2005-3950

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BERTHA MARIE H. LAN-
HAM
Deceased.
File No.
0 SCP-2771
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of- BERTHA MARIE
LANHAM, deceased, whose
date of death was Sel2tem-
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. BOX
9000, DRAWER CC-4,
BARTOW, FL 33831. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All 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
(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. 01 24699
SDec. 22, 29, 2005-4035



Wish Your Loved One
A Happy Birthday
Put in a Classified
Ad-a line
190 S. Florida Ave.
863-533-4183


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 15 th day of February.
2006, for this hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- JUV DIVISION
COURTROOM 5C1, 255 N.
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLOR-
IDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSF 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 Bradlev
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Dec. 15, 22, 29, 2005, Jan. 5,
2006-3955

NOTICE OF PROPOSED
AGENCY
ACTION BY THE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's
Proposed Agency Action is ap-
proval of the Environmental Re-
source Permit on 1.68 acres to
serve as an elementary school
building addition known as
Churchwell Elementary Building
Additions.
The project is located in Polk
County, Section(s) 11, Township
27 South, Range 23 East. The
permit applicant is Polk County
School Board whose address is
P.O. Box 391, Bartow, FL 33831.
The permit number is
44029505.000. The file(s) pertain-
ing to the project referred to above
is available for inspection Monday
,through Friday except for legal
holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at
the
Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District (District) 170 Century
Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial in-
terests are affected by the Dis-
trict's agency action may petition
for an administrative hearing in ac-
cordance with Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statues (F.S.),
and Chapter 28-106, Florida Ad-
ministrative Code, (F.A.C.), of the
Uniform Rules of Procedure. A re-
quest for hearing must (1) explain
how the substantial interests of
each person requesting the hear-
ing will be affected by the District's
action, or final action; (2) state all
material facts disputed by each
person requesting the hearing or
state that there are no disputed
facts; and (3) otherwise comply
with Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. A re-
quest for hearing must be filed
with and received by the Agency
Clerk of the District's Brooksville
address, 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, FL 34609-6899. within
21 days of publication of this no-
tice. Failure to file a request for
hearing within this time period
shall constitute a waiver of any
right such person may have to re-
quest a hearing under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative hear-
ing process is designed to formu-
late final agency action, the filing
of a petition means that the Dis-
trict's final action may be different
from the position taken by it in this
notice of agency action. Persons
whose substantial interests will be
affected by any such final decision
of the District on the application
have the right to petition to be-
come a party to the proceeding, in
accordance with the requirements
set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section
120.573, F.S. to settle an adminis-
trative dispute regarding the Dis-
trict's action In this matter is not
available prior to the filling of a re-
quest for hearing.
December 29, 2005-4088


8


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 MARY NIXON ZAN-
DERS,
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 MCFARLANE, P.A.,
P.O. BOX 101507, CAPE CORAL,
FL 33910, and file the original with
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Polk
County, 255 North Broadway, Bar-
tow, Florida 33830, on or before
January 13, 2006, or otherwise a
default judgment will be entered
against you for the relief sought in
the Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published
once each week for four consecu-
tive weeks in a newspaper of gen-
eral circulation published in Polk
County, Florida.
DATED this 1st day of December,
2005.
RICHARD W. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/TAMIKA JOINER
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 8, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, 2005-
3906



IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
AVATAR PROPERTIES, INC., A
FLORIDA CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs,
MANOLO C. ROMULO, JR., et
al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
53 2005 CA 003330
NOTICE OF SALE PURSU-
ANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Order or
Final Judgment entered on De-
cember 12, 2005 in this case
now pending in this Court, the
style of which is indicated
above, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at
9:00 AM on January 13. 2006.
at Polk County Court-
house, 255 N. Broad-
way, Bartow, Florida
33830, the following de-
scribed property:
LOT 14, BLOCK 374, VIL-
LAGE 7, NEIGHBORHOOD
2W, POINCIANA SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 55, AT PAGE
5, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change of location is
necessary, the Clerk shall
post a "Notice of Chanoe" at
the sale location directing the
bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with dis-
abilities who needs any ac-
commodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding,
you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please con-
tact 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 the 13th day of De-
cember, 2005.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 29, 2005, Jan. 5, 2006-4079


WEST 594.54 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS AND EXCEPT MAIN-
TAINED RIGHT OF WAY FOR
POYNER ROAD. TOGETHER
WITH A MOBILE HOME
SITUATED THERFON. DE-
SCRIBED AS A 1997 KING,
WITH VEHICLE IDENTIFICA-
TION NUMBERS 9725140
AND R725141, WHICH IS AF-
FIXED TO THE AFOREDE-
SCRIBED REAL PROPERTY
AND INCORPORATED
THEREIN.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at
the east end of the east corri-
dor, of the Polk County Court-
house, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Florida 33830 at 9:00
A.M. on Thursday January 18.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQ-
UITY, INC.,
Plaintiff,
v.
MIGUEL VALIZ; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MIGUEL VALIZ; 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.
53-2005-CA-004202-0000-LK
SECTION 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Miguel Valiz, 20 NW 57th
Avenue #216, Miami, FL 33172
(Current Address Unknown);
Unknown Spouse of Miguel
Valiz, 20 NW 57th Avenue
#216, Miami, FL 33172 (Cur-
rent Address Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following real property in Polk
County, Florida:
LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK
9, AVON VILLA, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 18, PAGE 5, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4606 TERRY
AVENUE, LAKELAND,
FLORIDA 33813
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 ae-
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 30. 2006.
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of
this Court on December 21 2005
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 29, 2005-Jan. 5, 2006-
4070


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
EQUITY ONE, INC. D/B/A EQ-
UITY ONE FINANCIAL SERV-
ICES COMPANY,
Plaintiff
V.
MARY E. SMITH; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARY E. SMITH;
and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS,
TENANTS, OWNERS, AND
OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES,
including, if a named defendant is
deceased, the personal represen-
tatives, the surviving spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, andall other parties claiming
by, through, under or against that
defendant, and the several and re-
spective unknown assigns, suc-
cessors in interest, trustees or
other persons claiming by,
through, under or against any cor-
poration or other legal entity
named as a defendant, and all
claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose ex-
act legal status is unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above named
or described defendants,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-3806
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to the Order or Final Judg-
ment entered this cause, in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situated
in Polk County, Florida, described
as:
LOT 14 OF POYNER ACRES,
UNRECORDED, DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE
AT THE NORTHEAST COR-
NER OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER OF THE SOUTH-
WEST QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 18, TOWNSHIP 25
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND RUN THENCE SOUTH
87 DEGREES 20'10" WEST
ALONG THE NORTH
BOUNDARY THEREOF
385.31 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. CONTINUE
THENCE SOUTH 87 DE-
GREES 20'10" WEST
ALONG SAID NORTH
BOUNDARY 175.14 FEET,
RUN THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 21'52" EAST
587.51 FEET, RUN THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 30'00"
EAST 85.00 FEET; RUN
THENCE S 00 DEGREES
21 '52" EAST 459.02 FEET TO
THE CENTERLINE OF POY-
NER ROAD; RUN THENCE
SOUTH 69 DEGREES 13'22"
EAST ALONG SAID CEN-
TERLINE 25.00 FEET; RUN
THENCE NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 2152" WEST 469.49
FEET; RUN THENCE NORTH
89 DEGREES 38'08" EAST
65.00 FEET; RUN THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 2152"


COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THE WEST 1/2 OF
LOT 2 BEING FULLY
DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:
BEGIN AT THE SOUTH-
ERLY MOST CORNER
OF SAID LOT 2, RUN
THENCE NORTHEAST-
ERLY ALONG THE
SOUTHEASTERLY
BOUNDARY OF SAID
LOT 2, A DISTANCE
OF 60.0 FEET, RUN
THENCE NORTHWEST-
ERLY A DISTANCE OF
132.0 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE NORTH-
WESTERLY BOUNDARY
OF SAID LOT 2, SAID
POINT BEING 52.50
FEET SOUTHWEST-


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
the event'any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
Impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 16th day of Decem-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 29, 2005, Jan. 5, 2006-4081


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
successor by merger to CHASE
MANHATTAN MORTGAGE COR-
PORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANGELA V. CLAY, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-4454-0000 SEC. 8
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
ANGELA V. CLAY and UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, if married
if alive, and/or dead his (
their) unknown heirs, devi-
sees, legatees or grantees
and all persons or parties
claiming by, through, under
or against him (them).
Addresses unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Action for foreclosure of a mort-
gage 6n the following property in
POLK County, Florida:
LOT 49, GANDY GROVE ES-
TATES, PHASE THREE, AC-
CORDING TO PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 96, PAGE 28,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defense, if any, to it
on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A.,
Attorneys, whose address is 708
South Dixie Highway, Coral Ga-
bles, Florida 33146, (305) 666-
2299, within 30 days after the
first publication of the notice
and to file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on SPEAR AND HOFF-
MAN, P.A., attorneys or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 21st day
of December, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 29, 2005-Jan. 5, 2006-4071


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO SOUTHTRUST
BANK SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO FLORIDAFIRST
BANK F/K/A FIRST FEDERAL
FLORIDA F/K/A FIRST FEDERAL
SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIA-
TION OF FLORIDA,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
JAMES H. SHIRKEY, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
05-CA-4391-DIV 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: EDWARD EDDIE ALLEN
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, llenors, 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:
LOTS 1 AND 1B AND
THE WEST 1/2 OF
LOT 2B AND THE
WEST 1/2 OF LOT 2,
BLOCK "B" OF PHIL-
LIPS HEIGHTS, AC-
CORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 37, PAGE 29,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK


If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
DATED THIS 21 st DAY OF De-
cember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By/s/Lori Armljo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 29, 2005-Jan. 5, 2006-
4094


EARLY FROM THE
NORTHERLY MOST
CORNER OF SAID LOT
2, RUN THENCE
SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG THE NORTH-
WESTERLY BOUNDARY
OF SAID LOT 2 A DIS-
TANCE OF 26.30 FEET
TO THE BEGINNING OF
A CURVE TO THE
RIGHT HAVING A RA-
DIUS OF 1370.0
FEET, RUN THENCE
SOUTHWESTERLY
AROUND SAID CURVE
THROUGH A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 1 DEG.
05'44" AN ARC DIS-
TANCE OF 26.20 FEET
TO THE WESTERLY
MOST CORNER OF
SAID LOT 2, RUN
THENCE SOUTHEAST-
ERLY ALONG THE
SOUTHWESTERLY
BOUNDARY OF SAID
LOT 2 A DISTANCE OF
135.0 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
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 30, 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 22nd day of De-
cember, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Mary Ann Ray
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Dec. 29, 2005-Jan. 5. 2006-4082





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL LANDON SMITH; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MI-
CHAEL LANDON SMITH; PAM-
ELA JONES, IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
STATE OF FLORIDA; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX-
ISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2005-CA-3555 SEC 04
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
THAT PART OF LOT M,
OF THE RESUBDIVI-
SION OF BLOCKS 10,
11, 12, 13, 14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 26 OF
GOLF VIEW PARK, AC-
CORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 27, PAGE 37,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
DESCRIBED AS LOTS
12, 13 AND 14,
BLOCK 14, OF THE
MAP OF GOLF VIEW
PARK, ACCORDING .TO
THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 14, PAGE 23,
OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 3231 HOLLY
STREET, LAKE WALES,
FLORIDA 33898.
At public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at
the East End of the East Corri-
dor, First Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
9.00 o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9:00 A.M., the 18th
day of January, 2006.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue. Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
tice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.


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 215t day
of December, 2005.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 29, 2005-Jan. 5, 2006-4085


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JERRY SANDLIN
DRISKELL,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-2937
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JERRY SANDLIN
DRISKELL, deceased, File No.
05CP-2937, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which Is Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box
9000, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, 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 29
2Q05.
Personal Representatives:
GREGORY A. SPENCER
2224 West End Ave-
nue
Lakeland, Florida
33803
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM, Attorney
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 024090
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
. Telephone: 863/682-1178
Dec. 29, 2005-Jan. 5, 2006-4099





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION ASSIGNEEEE'), FOR-
MERLY KNOWN AS LASALLE
NATIONAL BANK, IN ITS CA-
PACITY AS INDENTURE TRUS-
TEE UNDER THAT CERTAIN
SALE AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED DECEMBER 1,
1999 AMONG AFC TRUST SE-
RIES 1999-4, AS ISSUER, SUPE-
RIOR BANK FSB, AS SELLER
AND SERVICE, AND LASALLE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
INDENTURE TRUSTEE, AFC
MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET
BACKED. NOTES, SERIES 1999-
4, ANY AND AMENDMENTS
THERETO,
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEVEN MALDONADO AS
TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST NO.
3971 STALLION DRIVE, DATED
AUGUST 20, 2003; STEVEN
MALDONADO, INDIVIDUALLY;
LINDA MARIE CURTIS, INDI-
VIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE
UNDER TRUST NO. 3971 STAL-
LION DRIVE, DATED AUGUST
20, 2003; SETTLER'S/BENEFICI-
ARIES OF TRUST NO. 3971
STALLION DRIVE, DATED
AUGUST 20, 2003, and any un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claim-
ing by, through and under any of
the above named Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005-CA-3347-WH-04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 13th day of January.
2006, 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:
L ot(s) 16, LAKE
PIERCE RANCHETTES,
according to the plat
thereof, as recorded.
in Plat Book 71,
Page(s) 19, of the
Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
Together with that
certain 1986 BER-
KELEY Double Wide
Mobile Home, Identifi-
cation Numbers:
FLBS2AG033207961
&
FLBS2BG033207961,
located thereon.
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-


Dec. 29. 2005-Jan. 5, 2006-4075




ACE Wrecker Service
(863) 422-3930
38030 Hwy 27, Davenport, FL
33837
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S
713.78 on January 20, 2006 at
8:30 a.m. All bids cash only.
93 Ford 2Dr.
VIN# 1FACPH1MOPF106575
88 Olds 4Dr.
VIN# 1G3JC5112JK304873
86 GMC PU
VIN# 2GTDC14H3G 1542092
94 Mazda
VIN# 1YVGE22D6R5176007
Dec. 29, 2005-4096


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
ONE-THOUSAND EIGHT HUN-
DRED SEVENTY-FIVE AND
00/100 DOLLARS ($1,875.00)
UNITED STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2005CA-004595
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
Maurlo Thompson
822 South Lanier Ave-
nue
Ft. Meade, Florida
33841
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 Ft. Meade, in
Polk County, Florida on or
about November 2, 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
12, 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 13th 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. 29, 2005-Jan. 5, 2006-
4076


IN THE CIRCUIT" COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
OPTION ONE MORTGAGE COR-
PORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
IRIS COLON A/K/A IRIS D. CO-
LON, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2005-CA-3668-SEC 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the J2_U day of
December, 2005, and entered in
Case No. 2005-CA-3668-SEC 11,
of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein OPTION
ONE MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION is the Plaintiff and IRIS CO-
LON A/K/A IRIS D. COLON;
CHEMICAL FINANCIAL CREDIT,
INC.; ORLANDO NATIONAL
BANK F/K/A LIBERTY NATIONAL
BANK; ARMANDO BLANCO
A/K/A ARMANDO BLANCO CU-
ELLAR ; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR, 1ST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 N BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY ON
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk
County Courthouse, in BARTOW,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 13th
day of January 2006 the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 13, BLOCK 692, POIN-
CIANA NEIGHBORHOOD 5
NORTH, VILLAGE 3, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 54, PAGES
27 TO 42, INCLUSIVE, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 141bhday of Decem:
bet, 2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: / r/Li Armniio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)


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NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY THE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's!
Final Agency Action is approval o,
the Environmental Resource Per-
mit on 1.65 acres to serve as a
commercial facility known as Park-
way Corporate Center.
The project is located in Polk
County, Section(s) 3, Township 29
South, Range 23 East.
The permit applicant is Diaz &
Diaz Investments, whose address;
is 3705 Westview Drive, Naples,
FL 34104. number is
44013937.007.
The file(s) pertaining to the project
referred to above is available for
inspection Monday through Friday
except for legal holidays, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the South-
west Florida Water Management
District (District) 170 Century
Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial in-
terests are affected by the ,Dis-
trict's agency action may petition
for an administrative hearing in ac-
cordance with Sections 120.659
and 120.57, Florida Statues (F.S.),
and Chapter 28-106; Florida Ad-
ministrative Code, (F.A.C.), of'the
Uniform Rules of Procedure: A re-
quest for hearing must (1) ex-
plain how the substantial Inter-
ests of each person requesting
the hearing will be affected by
the District's action, or final ac-
tion; (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 hearing must be filed with and
received by the Agency Clerk of
the District's Brooksville address,
2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL
34609-6899. within 21 days of
publication of this notice (or within
14 days for an Environmental Re-
source Permit with Proprietary
Authorization for the use of Sover-
eign Submerged Lands). Failure to
file a request for hearing within
this time period shall constitute a
waiver of any right such person
may have to request a hearing un-
der Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S.
Because the administrative hear-
ing process is designed to formu-
late final agency action, the filing
of a petition means that the Dis-
.trict's final action may be different
from the position taken by it in this
notice of agency action. Persons
whose substantial interests will be
affected by any such final decision
of the District on the application
have the right to petition to be-
come a party to the proceeding, in
accordance with the requirements
set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section
120.573, F.S. to settle an adminis-
trative dispute regarding the Dis-
trict's action in this matter is not
available prior to the filling of a re-
quest for hearing.
Dec. 29, 2005-4086



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF.
EULA MAE STEPHENS, a/k/a
EULA MAE LEWIS, Deceasedi,-
.SSN: 263-34-4858,.
CASE NO.
05CP-0291
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administrationy
TO ALL PERSONS HAV-
ING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that
an Order of Summary Admin-
istration has.been entered in
the estate of EULA MAE STE-
PHENS, a/k/a EULA MAE
LEWIS, Deceased, File Number
05CP-0291, by the Circuit
Court for Polk County,. Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000;
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000, that the dece-
dent's date of death was Feb-
ruary 2, 2005; that the total
cash value of the estate is less
than $75,000.00, and that the
name and address of those to
whom it has been assigned by
such order is:
JessIe D. Lewis
1283 N. Pinetree Blvd.
Thomasvllle, GA 31792
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
*and other persons having claims
or demands against the estate of
the decedent other than those for
whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is December 29,'
2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Jessie D. Lewis
1283 N. Pinetree Blvd.
Thomasville, GA 31792
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Michael A. Johnson
Florida Bar No.: 0474258
P.O. Box 1397
Lakeland, Florida 33802-1397
Telephone (863) 688-0741
Fax (863) 688-0472
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SHIRLEY LOCKE a/k/a
SHIRLEY STYRON LOCKE,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
05CP-2475
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of SHIRLEY LOCKE a/k/a
SHIRLgY STYRON LOCKE,
deceased, File No. 05CP-2475, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box 9000, Bar-
tow, Florida 33831. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured; "contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is December 29
20QM.
Personal Representatives:
TAMELA SHOUPE
5360 Shoupe Lane
Mulberry, Florida
33860
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
'ABEL A. PUTNAM of
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 024090
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Telephone: 863/682-1178
Dec. 29, 2005-Jan. 5, 2006-4097

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
HPJ DEVELOPMENT COMPANY,
INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
FREDERICK D. ZETTLE, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
2004-CA-3454
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to 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, Florida described
as:
Lot 6, Pioneer Trails Phase I,
according to the plat
thereof, as recorded In Plat
Book 104, Pages 50 & 51,
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida. (3797 Pio-
neer Trails Street, Lakeland,
Florida 33810)
at: public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, in
the East Corridor, first floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255.
North Broadway, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida will be held at
9:00 o'clock, A.M., on January
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) 534-777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
py:I/s/LoriArmio
Deputy Clerk
Seal)
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
UGLYMORTGAGES, INC., AS-
SIGNEE BY A SERIES OF AS-
SIGNMENT OF EQUICREDIT
CORPORATION OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EMMETT M BRADBURY, ET AL,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO:
2005-CA-3119
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a final judgment entered
in the above entitled cause in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situate
in Polk County, Florida, described
as:
LOTS 3 AND 4, OF THE RE-
SUBDIVISION OF LOT 8, IN
BLOCK 2, OF COUNTRY
CLUB ESTATES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 31,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, in
the East Corridor, first floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida will be held at
9:00 A.M., on January 18
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
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 COURT
By: Is/ Lod Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 29, 2005-Jan. 5, 2006-4083

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
In Re The Estate Of:'
RAYMOND A. AUSTIN,
Deceased
File Number:
05CP-2949
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Ancillary Administration)
The ancillary administration of
the estate of RAYMOND A AUS-
TIN deceased, File Number
05CP-2949, is pending in the Pro-
bate Court, Polk County, Florida,
the address of which is: Clerk of
Court, Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33830. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent,
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE' MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent, and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS, CLAIMS'
OR DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is December 29,
2005.
Ancillary Personal Representa-
tive:
Donna Janice LeMonie
19 Ziemke Farm Lane
Cohoes, NY 12047
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Joseph A. Morrison
3500 South Florida Avenue, Suite
3
Lakeland, Florida 33803
(863) 644-3399
Florida Bar Number: 313793
Dec. 29, 2005, Jan. 5, 2006-4091


IN 'THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUS-
TEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE
HOLDERS OF CWABS SERIES
2004-BC1,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
LORI WEATHERLY, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST LORI WEATHERLY;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LORI
WEATHERLY, IF ANY; JASON M.
HANDLE, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
.THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST JASON M. HANDLE;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JASON
M. HANDLE, IF ANY; BENEFI-
CIAL FLORIDA, INC.; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-04CA-3874-SEC08
S RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Order Granting the
Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated December 12 2005 entered
in Civil Case No. 53-04CA-3874-
SEC08 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, BARTOW, Florida,
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE EAST
CORRIDOR ON THE FIRST
FLOOR at the POLK County
Courthouse located at 255 N
Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 13th day of
January 2006 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 5, SWEETWATER
SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 65, PAGE 3, 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 located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida: Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 16th day of Decem8-
ber, 2005.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Dec. 29, 2005, Jan. 5, 2006-4080



ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE OR
DISPOSITION
Notice of hereby given that Budget
Mini Storage intends to sell or oth-
erwise dispose of personal prop-
erty described below to enforce a
lien imposed on said property un-
der the Florida Self Storage Facil-
ity Act (Section 83.806). The
owner will sell at public sale on the
12th day of January, 2006, at
10:30 am at 1925 George Jenkins
Blvd., Laketand, FL 33815.
Items to be sold are household
goods, furniture and misc. boxes
unless other wise stated.
Steven Ringler C42
Michael Castor D19
Tanyia Lee F10
Lilian Gomez M09
Starshemah McCaskill M17
sale or disposition subject to can-
cellation in the event of settlement.
Should it be impossible to dispose
of-these goods on the specific day
of the sale, the disposition will
continue on such seceding days
thereafter as may be necessary to
complete the action.
Dec. 29, 2005, Jan. 5, 2006-4090


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WACHOVIA BANK OF DELA-
WARE, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO FIRST UNION NA-
TIONAL BANK OF DELAWARE,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
FIRST UNION HOME EQUITY
BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EDWARD 0. DESROSIERS; HE-
LENA E. DESROSIERS;
MAURICE J. DESROSIERS; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF EDWARD
0. DESROSIERS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-dA-002348-0000-SEC
04
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure Sale Date
dated the 19th day of December,
2005, and entered in Case No. 53-
2004-CA-002348-0000-SEC 04, of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein WACHOVIA
BANK OF DELAWARE, N.A.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK
OF DELAWARE,- SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO FIRST UNION
HOME EQUITY BANK, N.A., is
the Plaintiff and EDWARD 0.
DESROSIERS; HELENA E. DES-
ROSIERS; MAURICE J. DESRO-
SIERS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
EDWARD 0. DESROSIERS;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the EAST END OF
THE EAST CORRIDOR, 1ST
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 255 N BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY ON
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk
County Courthouse, in BARTOW,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 18th
day of Jan1uary. 2006, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 6, BLOCK 2, LAKE
THOMAS ESTATES UNIT
FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 60, PAGE 7, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All .sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who'needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 20th day of Decem-
bar, 2005.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 29, 2005, Jan. 5, 2006-4073



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CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
Topsoil, concrete wash, fill
dirt, also leveling with a trac-
tor. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
DALE BAILEY'S
Sod, mulch, fill dirt, grading,
irrigation supplies, landscap-
ing, free estimates, delivery
available. 2835 SR 60 E Bar-
tow. (863)533-0624.
DOG GROOMING small and
large breeds in home environ-
ment. Pick up and delivery
available. No Charge. Call
Amanda 863-412-3139 for ap-
pointment.
HIGH GAIT FARM
Horse boarding, training, les-
sons, dressage arena, round
pen, riding ring, concrete
barn. Ken Allen (863)537-
2720.
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do
weddings and more! Call
Creech Photography at 533-
5676.
POLK PAINTING, interior, ex-
terior, free estimates, li-
censed. Mike Thomas at 863-
412-9169.
PORTRAIT AND wedding
photography. Children, fami-
lies, pets, in-home sittings.
Jack Littlefield, 'Photographic
Memories. 533-9064.
TRACTOR ... WORK, Box
blde, Bucket work. Reasona-
ble rates, Free estimates. Call
Keith 581-6247.
WILL CLEAN houses and run
errands. References availa-
ble, 258-8838.


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55-GALLON STEEL Drums.
Contain res-
idue 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.
FREE TO a good home. 2
male adult cats, declawed and.
neutered. 1 female cat (1 1/2
years old). Family moving and
can't take with them. Please
call 519-5753. ;


GUINEA PIGS cage included.
401-5402.
KITTENS 3 TO CHOOSE
FROM, 285-9288.
PUPPIES FREE to a good
home, 5 to choose from. Call
533-8019 after 5:00.
WOOD PALLETS. No two
alike. Stack
stuff dn 'em. Use 'em for
firewood. Just
don't bring 'erm back. Outside
The Demo-
crat, Florida Avenue and
Summerlin
Street. Come help yourself.


DOUBLE YOUR INVESTMENT IN ONLY 1 YEAR!

Builders Lots Available in the

Fastest Growing Areas in Florida

WHO' :LE]!SALEg ~ 1 P ICIN
954-556530


LOST
LONG HAIRED black Chihua-
hua, area of Lust. 863-401-
5222, leave message.
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
ROOMMATE TO share half
rent and half utilities. 2 bed-
room house in Bartow. 534-
1401 or 271-0026.




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



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

GARAGE SALE
ESTATE/YARD SALE
Furniture, antiques, clothing
and much, much, more. 830
E. Church Street, 12/29-
01/04, 8:00-?

MOVING- 1032 Illinois, City
Park, Fort Meade. Friday,
Dec. 30, Saturday, Dec. 31, 8-
2. Dishes, 2 chairs, tv, record
player, golf clubs, brand new
Hoveround chair, toning mas-
sager, Hammond Organ L
100 Spinet, needs service,
OBO, miscellaneous.

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 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.


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.
PETS FOR SALE
2 YEAR old Siberian Husky
with papers, white with tan.
Friendly, great with kids. Ask-
ing $200 OBO. 863-581-0464.


Uqulidtion Autil4an
No Minimum! No Reserves!

Thursday Jan 5th 10 am

100 4th 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
SCorner 120 x300 lot Excellent development
SExisting office and sheds potential

RANDY
Details & Pictures: www.kincaid.com
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. licab551/au905


MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
BY OWNER, Lakefront Dou-
blewide manufactured home.
2 bedroom, Island kitchen,
great room, Florida room,
storage building and carport.
New central air and much
more., This is a must see.
$89,900. Call 533-8538.

OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT

OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
3800 sq ft building, 3 years
old. Good location. Adaptable
to many uses. Offices, etc.
640-1024.

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
building w/parking. Good loca-
tion. Call 533-6547.

GENERAL
HELP WANTED
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.
MANAGER, MANAGER-
TRAINEE, clerk. Apply XYZ
Liquors, 295 US Highway 17
South, Bartow.
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.
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.

CLERICAL WORK from home
helping U S Company File
HUD/FHA Mortgage refunds.
Call NTA 1-800-798-8119.

EXPERIENCED CLEANEF-
in new construction ,,ork.
ly serious dependable pec
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.
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-
fied bidders only.
Henkelman Construction, Inc.
1830 N. Crystal Lake Dr.
Lakeland, Fl. 33801
JRS
Geo Services
Drilling & Boring
Full time positions
nvnilnhip irill 19.^ n977;


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.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA,
Appliances, hookups, 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.
CHARMING LITTLE house, 2
bedroom, 1 bath, CHA, laun-
dry room, large walk-in closet.
No pets. 533-6008 between
5:00-8:00 p.m.
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.
WANTED: Renter in need of
one bedroom house on Bar-
tow's westside New AC. $395
monthly, $395 deposit. Call
863-299-8070.

HOUSE
FOR SALE
BY OWNER-NICE remodeled
home. 3 bedroom, 1 bath,
new CHA, new roof, wood
floors, carpet, siding and
paint. Asking $110,000. 285-
8958.

.- STRESS SALES, Bargains
Free list w/pics, 100K +. No
investors, Keller Williams Re-
alty www.polkbestbuys.com
SOUTH SIDE, BARTOW. 2
bedroom/possible 3, 2 bath,
CHA, living, dining, family
rooms, 10 x 24 storage shed.
1540 Bougainvillea Way,
$180,000. 863-679-9717.
TOP NOTCH REALTY
Website_
www.topnotchrealty.org


DUPLEX
FOR RENT
NEW 2/1 bedroom duplex.
1980 E. Blvd Street. $675 first
and last. 863-559-7142.
MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA,
appliances, washer/dryer
hook-up. Quiet location. 863-
647-1958.
3 MOBILE homes for rent,
2045 J. Jackson Road, West
14 miles from Bartow on Lake
Hendry. 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
$700 per month plus security.
2 bedroom, 1 bath, $600
month plus security.
2 bedroom, 1 bath, $550
month plus security.
407-645-1432.

ACREAGE
6 ACRE lots for sale, 2 miles
East of Fort Meade on Keller
and Parish Road. Pre-devel-
opment sale. Prices starting
at $. F 00. Quality Realty,
h ,'C .i0 888.


7B


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.









8B The Polk County Democrat Dec. 29, 2005




Out of M9 Range by Pawn Wade


Celebrate


The


New,


Year


The -,e '.year is upon us,
and' with it. comes a host of
.-,w,-r-t iii, to ensure luck,
I, '.- at- d finar jciJ il security in
r h)'fu 'Ll r '"a
SOnr, superstition that
Southerneis. hold dear is the
tradition of gating black-eyed
peas on New Year's.
I'don't know if they are the
luckiest of all foods, but who
can resist peas in Hoppin'
John.
A good southern meal of
cornbread, black-eyed peas,
pork and other delights, is
sure to be a lucky way to begin
the new year.
So welcome 2006 with a
yummy meal and a little
champagne.
All recipes come from
www. meals., com.

Easy Glazed Ham
1/2 cup molasses
3 ounces orange juice con-
centrate
5 pounds boneless ham,
fully cooked
Preheat oven to 325
degrees.
In a small bowl, combine
molasses and orange juice con-
centrate. Stir until concen-
trate is dissolved; set aside.
Place ham, fat side up on
rack in shallow roasting pan.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes per
pound or until meat ther-
mometer registers 140 degrees
when inserted into center of
ham. Remove from oven;
remove fatty drippings from
bottom of pan.
With sharp knife, lightly
score top of ham in crisscross
pattern. Insert a whole clove
into center of each diamond if
desired. Spoon glaze over ham.
Return to oven and bake an
additional 15 to 20 minutes.
Allow ham to stand at least
20 minutes before carving.
Serves 12.

The very best way to start
the new year is with a kiss.
This tradition holds that
beginning the new year with a
little smooch will lead to a
year of love..


Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
with Cilantro-Lime Pesto
Roasted pork tenderloin is
kept moist by a filling of spicy
cilantro-lime pesto and a layer
of cheese.
Makes an especially attrac-
tive presentation, great for


New Year Dumpling Delight


entertaining.
1-1/2 pounds pork tender-
loin
3 cloves large garlic, peeled
1/2 onion, cut into chunks
1/2 cup lightly packed fresh
cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon Ortega Diced
Jalapefios
2 tablespoons corn oil
1/2 cup shredded Monterey
Jack or crumbled cotija cheese

Preheat oven to 400
degrees.
Cut tenderloin lengthwise
almost in half. Open; lay flat
between two pieces of waxed
paper. Pound with meat mallet
or rolling pin to 1/2-inch thick-
ness.
Place garlic, onion, cilantro,
lime juice and jalapefios in
food processor or blender;
cover. Process until coarsely
chopped.
Process, while slowly
adding corn oil, for 10 to 15


seconds or until mixture is 4 large Napa cabbage leaves
slightly smooth. Spread half of 4 fresh shiitake or oyster
cilantro mixture over tender- mushrooms (stems removed
loin; top with cheese. Roll up; and finely chopped)
secure with string. Spread 1 cup finely chopped leeks
remaining cilantro mixture (white parts only)
over top. Place on rack in 1 tablespoon peeled, finely
roasting pan. chopped fresh ginger
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or 1 tablespoon cooking rice
until internal temperature of wine or cooking sherry
170 degrees is reached. Cool 1 tablespoon Maggi Tao-t.- of
for 5 minutes. Remove string; Asia Sweet Chili Sauce
slice. Serve with picante 1/4 teaspoon ground black
sauce. or white pepper
Serves four. 40 round (gyoza)
dumpling wrappers or squt.ao'
Pay off all debts before the wonton wrappers
clock strikes 12. Unpaid bills .2 tablespoons .l: oil,
herald a year of paying out. divided I .
1/2 cup water, divided
Combine pork, seasoning
New Year Dumpling sauce, lemon juice and sesame
Delight oil in large bowl; set aside.
1/2 lb. lean ground pork .or Remove stems from cabbage
beef leaves; discard stems. Finely
2 tablespoons Maggi chop cabbage leaves and mix
Seasoning Sauce into pork mixture. Stir mush-
1 tablespoon lemon juice rooms, leeks, ginger, rice wine,
1 tablespoon sesame oil sweet chili sauce and pepper
into pork mixture.
Place one dumpling wrap-
per on work surface. Lightly
brush edges with cold water.
Spoon about 1-1/2 teaspoons
pork mixture into center .f
4 wrapper; fold wrapper ipn half
and pinch edges to seal. Place
on floured plate.t Repeat with
remaining v'larsppers and pork
mixture. (s o a.,-r ivrappers and
finished dunipling-s with moist
paper towels' to prevent dry-
ing.
M Combine 6 1 tablespoon
canola oil with 1/4 cup water
in large, nonstick skillet over
Smedium-high'heat. Place half
of the dumplings closely
.. together in o&e layer in skillet;
cover. Cook,, with ,ut disturb-
ing, for 5 to 6 minutes or until
dumplings puff up and are
slightly browned on the bot-
tom. Repeat with remaining
canola oil, remaining water
and dumplings. Serve immedi-
ately with Sweet Chili-Garlic
Dipping Sauce.
To make ahead: Make the
filling ahead of time. It will
keep in the refrigerator for 2
days or in the freezer for up to
2 weeks.
Serves 40.

To ensure plenty in the new
year, superstition holds you
must shop and fill cupboards
Before the year begins.


Pork Tenderloin with
Creamy Mustard Sauce
Lean pork tenderloin and
fat free evaporated milk help
keep this tasty skillet dish low
in fat.
1 pound pork tenderloin
Salt and ground black pep-
per
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz can)
Carnation Evaporated Fat
Free Milk
2 tablespoons Dijon mus-
tard
2 green onions, sliced
'Cut pork into 1-inch-thick
slices. Place pork between two
pieces of plastic wrap. Flatten
to 1/4-inch thickness using
meat mallet or rolling pin.
Season with salt and black
pepper.
Heat oil in large skillet over
medium-high heat. Add half of
the pork; cook on each side for
2 minutes or until browned
and cooked through. Remove
from skillet; set aside and
keep warm. Repeat with
remaining pork.
Reduce heat to low. Add
evaporated milk; stir to loosen
brown bits from bottom of skil-
let. Stir in mustard and green
onions. Return pork to skillet.
Cook, turning pork to coat
with sauce, for one to two min-
utes or until sauce is slightly
thickened.
Serves four.

The first one in the door on
new year's is very, very impor-
tant for superstition. For good
luck, a dark haired, tall good-
looking male should enter
first. Light and red-haired
women entering first are espe-
cially unlucky in lore.


Rosemary-Garlic Pork
Chops with Shallots and
Artichokes
Pork loin chops slowly sim-
mered in white balsamic vine-
gar, chopped shallots and
crushed red pepper are zesty
and flavorful. Artichoke hearts
and fresh rosemary round out
the flavors in perfect balance.
2 tablespoons olive oil,
divided
2 large shallots, sliced
3 large cloves garlic, finely
chopped
1/2 teaspoon Maggi Instant
Chicken Flavor Bouillon
1/4 teaspoon crushed red
pepper
1 package (8 oz.) frozen arti-
choke hearts, thawed
4 (1/2-inch-thick) pork loin
chops
2 tablespoons white balsam-


ic vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
rosemary
Heat.; 1 tablespoon oil in
large skillet. Add shallots, gar-
lic, hnuillon and crushed red
pepper; cook, stirring occ.ision-
ally, until shallots are tender.
Stir in artichoke hearts; cook,
stirring constantly, until arti-
chokes are cooked through.
Transfer to medium bowl.
Heat remaining oil in same
skillet. Add pork; cook on one
side until brown. Turn pork
over; reduce heat to medium.
Add artichoke mixture; sprin-
kle with vinegar and rose-
mary. Cover.
Cook for 18 to 20 minutes or
until pork is no longer pink in
center. Season with salt and
ground black pepper.
Serves four.

Do not wash or clean during
the holiday. Toil of any kind
signifies hard work all year.
Washing also may wash away
the year's good luck. In some
cultures, the superstition
actually says washing could
"wash away through death" a
member of the household.


Pork with Savory
Raspberry Tea Sauce
Raspberry tea sauce sweet-
ened with brown sugar and
seasoned with fresh lemon
juice is a pungent and earthy
preparation just right for suc-
culent pork loin chops.
1 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup raspberry preserves
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons Nestea
Unsweetened Instant 100 per-
cent Tea
2 tablespoons fresh lemon
juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 (1/2-inch-thick) pork loin
chops, grilled and kept warm
Whisk broth, preserves,
sugar, Nestea, lemon juice,
cornstarch and mustard in a
small saucepan. Cook, whisk-
ing occasionally, until mixture
comes to a boil. Boil, whisking
occasionally, until sauce is
thickened. Strain, if desired.
Serve over pork.
Serves four.

Making noise at midnight
drives bad luck out of the
house. Opening windows and
doors at the same time allows
good luck to enter.


A bit of brown sugar an
beef broth add lots of flavor t
these easy onions.
8. tablespoons butter, sof
encd
4 tablespoons firmly packe
brwr- sugar .'
8 tablespoon vinegar'
4 table-poons be.ef.b;b~th:
4 t-easpouns dried rd'eina.V
4 teas:poons crashed driec
th\i-mne '
1 cup sliced .mush'rooms:
4 v, white oniofis, peeled, ends
trimmed ,
4 ounces ham, diced
1/4 cup chopped grelo
onions
1 tomato, diced
Preheat oven to 350
degrees. Cut four 12x12-inch
squares of aluminum foil.
Divide butter, brown sugar,
vinegar, broth, rosemary,
thyme and mushrooms among
foil squares. Place onions on
top of mushroom mixture;
draw corners of foil together to
seal. I
Place foil packets in a bak"
ing pan and bake until onio~i
are soft, about 40 minutes.
Transfer onions and mushi
rooms to serving plates;
reserving the cooking liquid'.
Set aside.
Heat liquid in a saucepan
and stir in ham, green onions
and tomato. Season with salt
and pepper to taste; heat
through. Serve alongside
onions and mushrooms.
Serves four.


Mustard Green Patties
2 pounds mustard greens,
stems removed, chopped
3 eggs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
cheese
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons grated onions
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black ground
pepper
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons oil
In a medium saucepan add
mustard greens with a small
amount salted water cook, cov-
ered for 9 to 12 minutes or
until tender; drain well.
In a medium bowl add
greens with eggs, Parmesan
cheese, flour, onion, salt and
pepper; mix well.
Shape into patties and roll
in dry bread crumbs until
evenly coated. In a skillet with
hot oil; brown on both sides.
Remove and place on a paper
towel; pat any excess grease
off.


Baked Onions with -
Country Ham (See Page 3B Col. 3J


Rosemary-Garlic Pork Chops with Shallots and Artichokes


Pork ulith Savory Raspberry Ra Sauce