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MONDAY 5
July 31, 2006


NFL Players

Give Kids

Advice


Page 10


Gordon Heights Neighbors Protest


Heavy Industrial Zone Near Airport


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher


MOUNTAINS OF MULCH abovev' become a new outdoor oasis at
the Women's Care Center in, Bartow. Boy Scout Willmont Davies, of
Troop 723, rakes mulch around a new tree. Davies and his friends
relandscaped the center as part of an Eagle Scout project.

DALLAS GOBB, low, left) and Mike Jones add a few hand-
fuls of mulch to the' front of the Women's Care Center. Staff
photos by, Dawn Wd "


Concerned about the possibili-
ty of having heavy industry next
to their homes, a standing room
only crowd of residents of the
Gordon Heights community south
of Bartow Municipal Airport
urged Bartow's zoning board to
reject heavy industrial zoning on
a 38.5-acre parcel of land on 91
Mine Road.
Their efforts were unsuccess-
ful; the board voted 3-to-1 to rec-
ommend the industrial zoning to
the city commission,, which will
make the final decision.
The newly-annexed parcel is
due west of Bartow Municipal
Airport, and is in the approach
zone to t.wo runways. Gordon
Heights is immediately south of
the parcel, and a smaller residen-
tial area is to the north. The
Dura-Tek industrial plant is to
the west.
The property presently is an
orange grove.
Planning Dir. Robert Wiegers
said the applicant was seeking 1-2
heavy industrial zoning, but had
agreed to prohibit some of the




Proposed

Polk Tax

Rate Set
For the purpose of TRIM
(Truth in Millage. notices,
Polk County commissioners
have set the millage rate for
the county, and library and
parks municipal service tax-
ing unit-s.
.The li'br'rtax is 'a quAr-
ter-mill, and the parks tax is
a half-mill. Both of these
taxes are paid by those liv-
ing in unincorporated Polk
County only.
The county tax was set at
8.4770 mills, a quarter-mill
decrease from last year.
Commissioner Randy
Wilkinson sought a further
reduction of three-quarters
of a mill, but his motion died
for lack of a second.
The proposed taxes will
be voted on at a public hear-.
ing on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. in
the commission boardroom.
At that time the rate may he
lowered, but cannot be
raised.


5 Concession Stands In Polk


Parks To Cost $2.9 Million


more undesirable industrial uses
allowed in 1-2, such as junk yards,
slaughter houses, and incinera-
tors.
Possible uses would be home
manufacturing plants, food pro-
cessing plants, and processing of
raw materials, he said.
Because the parcel is in the
airport approach zone, uses such
as homes, schools, hospitals,
churches, hotels and motels, and
storage of hazardous materials
are prohibited, he said.
A 40-foot buffer would be
required next to residential areas,
he said.
Tom Bryant, property owner,
said the parcel is an ideal indus-
trial site, with good transporta-
tion. Two-thirds of the parcel does
not abut homes, he said.
Jack Brandon, attorney for the
owner, said the land will be devel-
oped by Donnie Frazier and Dale
Riley'.
He said the land would be bro-
ken into no more than five
parcels. The developers have
talked to a truss plant about
locating in the industrial park, he
said.
The buffers around the proper-


ty would be landscaped, and the
owners might put up berms for
further buffering, Brandon said.
Gloria Washington, speaking
for neighbors, told the zoning
board:
"We are very concerned. We
still are not comfortable with
some of these things.
"This is not a Gordon Heights
issue only."
She said there is already a sal-
vage yard in the area.
She said the owners have five
prospective tenants hut say they
don't know what their plans for
the land are.
She said she is concerned
about health and quality of life
issues.
She said motorists speed on 91
Mine Road. and the proposed
industrial park would make mat-
ters worse.
She said there is plenty' of
room in the airport industrial
park for more industry.
While Gordon Heights is locat-
ed outside the city limits, its resi-
dents are city utility customers
and consider themselves resi-
dents of Bartow, she said.
She urged the board to recom-


mend I-1 (light industriall)zoning
to the city commission.
Others who spoke against the
zoning:
Cary Thomas suggested that
the property be zoned I-1. He said
there is a need for another higi.-
way outlet besides 91 Mine Road.
Zelma Harris said I-2 zoning
is "giving someone a blank check.
What is the intended use? We
don't know what's coming 'it
there."
Vanessa Clayton suggested 1-
1 zoning. The area already has
been impacted by phosphate niinh A
ing and commercial activities.
She said industrial use 'would
hurt housing values and the enOvi-
ronment,
Earl Thompson expressed
concern about what "raw materi-
als" would be. allowed. "It's the
unknown hazardous materials we
are against."
Artis Dean said a traffic light
is needed at 91 Mine Road and
Highway 17. "We're asking you to
give us some help."
Otis Lee Combes said a near-

(See Page 5 Col. 4)


Zoning Board Deadlocks


Again on Meeks Parcel


Yet another effort to win zon-
ing board approval to downgrade
zoning for a residential lot on
East Hooker Street between
Orange Avenue and Lusk Place
ended in either defeat or a dead-
lock, based on who is making the
determination.
The board' deadlocked 2-to-2
on the application 'f Mlarik a-nd
Karla NMe.ks to have the parcel
lowered from R-1-A single family
residential) to R-2 'duplexes', but
with the stipulation that two sin-
gle-family homes would be built
on it instead of a duplex.
R-l-A, the predominant zon-
ing in the area, requires home-
sites with a minimum of 100 feet
of frontage R-2 allows single-
family building lots that are only
60 feet wide. The parcel is 123
feet wide by 150 feet deep,
Planning Dir. Robert Wiegers
told the board.
Richard McKendrick, attorney
for. Mr. and Mrs. Meeks, said
there are 12 duplexes within 500
yards of the parcel, and that the
two homes proposed for the site
"would be a wonderful addition to
the City of Bartow."
Response at a public hearing
was a replay of previous efforts
by the owners to seek R-2 zoning
on the property, which is across
the street from their own home.
Virginia Harris, who lives just
north of the property, asked the
board to keep the property zoned


R-1-A, and said that Hooker
Street in front of the parcel floods
during heavy rains.
Doris Bigby asked how many
times neighbors would have to
rally to oppose the rezoning, but
added, "I hate to be at odds with
my neighbors." She said there
are nice single-family homes in
the neighborhood.
Ruth Johfison said there are
nice duplexes in the area, too.
and said she didn't know why the
city hasn't fixed the drainage
problem.
Sherry Kelly said R-2 zoning
would hurt property values.
Ray Bridenbaugh said that
smaller homes would degrade
adjacent property values, and
that renters don't take care of
their homes the way owners do.
Mrs. Meeks said she and her
husband plan $250,000 homes on
the parcel, and that they would
not be rental, units. She said
there are a number ofduplexes in
the area.
She said many of the single-
family homes in the neighbor-
hood are "little bitty houses."
Zoning Board Member Bo
Raulerson said that rezoning the
Meeks parcel "is a classic case of
what we used to call spot zoning.''
Wiegers said he doesn't recog-
nize the concept of "spot zoning,"
and that the city should "admin-
istratively" rezone some property
on which duplexes are located in


areas zoned for single-family
housing.
"That sounds as abusive as
eminent domain," Raulerson
replied.
Zoning Board Member Gail
Schreiber said he didn't consider
the request spot zoning because
there are duplexes in the area.
-On'a roll call vote. Schreiber
and Zoning Board Member Susie
Brewer voted to recommend to
the city commission that the
rezoning be approved, and
Raulerson and Zoning Board
Chm. Michael Marchman voted
"no." (The fifth member of the
board, Drew Guffey, was absent.)
With the 2-to-2 vote,
'Marchman announced that the
issue would go to the city com-
mission without a recommenda-
tion from the board.
But Schreiber said that under
Robert's Rules of Order, a motion
which fails to win a majority vote
is considered to have been defeat-
ed.
Marchman said that in the
past, a 2-to-2 vote has been
reported to the commission as a
deadlock, not a defeat.
"They are entitled to due
process before the city commis-
sion," Weigers said of the applica-
tion. He said he would ask City
Atty. George Dunlap whether the
vote was a defeat or a stalemate.


By DAWN WADE
Staff Writer

Five Polk County parks will
have new concessions stands; hut
at a total price estimated at $2.9
million, commissioners said from
now on they want to see comp:ar-
isons before approving such
expensive buildings.
The concession stands, to be
built by Folsom Construction,
In'., will be erected at East
Central Park. Loyce E. Harpe
Park, Fort Mleade Park,
Highland City Park and Hunt
Fountain Park.
Each will feature a large cov-
ered outdoor area, and an air
conditioned area of 2,500 squiare
feet. Also included in the contract
is the ability to reuse the plans
for 24 months at a cost of $5,500.
Commissioner Sam Johnson,
who led the discussion against
the cost, said in the future the
county should look at on-liinig
plans, after ,contracting \ilth
architects, and then took
umbrage with the price altogeth-
er.
"I want concession stands, but
my questioning comes when I
look at tlhee prics,"''he said.
Johnson said he nad recently
visited a friend who had pur-
chased a half-million dollar
home,, complete with three car
garage, decorative tile and a host
of other amenities.
"I've been in these concession


stands; there's no decorative
tile." he said. "For me, it's hard to
see how a concession stand could
cost the same as a house on a
lake."
Most of the added expense is
construction materials, Terry
Pittman, director of facilities
management for the county, said.
Heavy steel soffits, copper pip-
ing and metal roofs are used in
all the facilities, plus. kitchen
equipment must pass rigorous
health department codes, he
said.
"We use construction materi-
als that make it possible to
extend the life of the structure
despite the heavy use." he said.
Commissioner Randy
Wilkinson appeared concerned
about the price and the function-
ality of the design, citing the lack
of a second floor pressbox.
"That would run the cost up
even mor'e," Co'mmi-sioner Paul
Senft 'aid.
County Chjirman'Jack M'.'er.-
who said he had found a comfort
level with the price, attempted to
s'.ay con-mis0 iont-r? to appro'',
the project. '
"I want to say I was in support
of this agenda item. and to the
leagues, I want to iapilgizL for
any delay," he said. "I don't
understand why. you guys
approve a CIP '(Capital
Impro'enienit Project) and then
go against it."
"I don't want anyone challeng-


ing my devotion to the children of
this county due to my motion (to
delay the construction ," Johnson
said. "I am obligated to every cit-
izen of this county to get the best
price. I want to make sure we're
paying what the private sector is
willing to pay."
A delay. Pittman said, could
bring the cost even higher, as
contractors could only guarantee
the cost of materials for a short
amount of time.
He also reminded commission-
ers that all projects would be
independently audited.
"Every penny is scrutinized,"
he said.
It was the possibility of an
even higher price that moved
commissioners into approving
the concession stands; however
Johnson made a motion that in
.the future, private sector com-
parisons be offered.
All other commissioners
agreed '


WEATHER
High Low Rain


Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
R"


87 70 .00
87 67 .72.
90 72 .00
91 74 .00
90 74 .00
88 64 .15,
88 65 .12
90 65 .00
rainfall as of 5 p.m.


HELPING SEND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
to Washington, D.C., the annual Young Patriot's
Foundation barbecue in July raised funds for
Congressional Classroom. The program sends stu-
dents on an all-expense paid trip to the capital for a
hands-on look at how the federal government oper-


ates. Julie Smith, State Farm legislative assistant
and a judge for Congressional Classroom, talked
with Congressman Adam Putnam, while in the
background volunteers put together more than 600
meals. State Farm was one of the gold sponsors of
the event. (Staff photo)


Bartow, Florida 33830 -







July 31, 2006


Community Life

^iB Adoption Support Group

i- B Meeting in LakIland


Separated by Adoption?
Concerned United Birthpar-
ents, Inc., i.CUB) has announced
a local peer support group meet-
ing in Lakeland.
CUB is a nationwide, non-
profit organization founded in
1976 by women who had surren-
dered children for adoption. The
organization has since grown to
include adoptees; siblings, birth-"
fathers, adoptive parents, and
others Who have been affected by
adoption.
CUB's monthly support group
meetings offer an opportunity to


explore personal experiences re-
lated to adoption, relinquish-
ment, search and reunion tor re-
jectioi ).
The group meets at the Uni-
tarian Universalist Congrega-
tion, 3140.Troy Avenue, the
. third Saturday of each month, at
noon.
There is no cost to attend, and
hmembershipis not required.
SFor more information, contact
Patty.Collings by phone at 299-
0767, by e-mail at museumfana@
earthlink.net. or visit www.
CUBirthparents.org.


High School Seniors Invited
To Register For NFAA Contest


Master Gardeners from left Betsy Cook, De-
bra Howell, and Casey Taylor presented informa-
tion on the Polk County Master Gardener pro-
gram during a meeting'of the Fort Meade Civic


Club on July 27. The goal of the program is to
educate and assist fellow gardeners with their
planting needs. IStaff photo by Regina Cino'


Civic Club Hears of Master Gardener Program


By REGINA CINO
Staff Writer

: The Polk County Master Gar-
dener Extension Service has
formed a new speakers bureau,
. Debra Howell told Fort Meade
Civic Club members during their
July 27 meeting.
The goal of this program is to
educate and assist fellow garden-
ers with their planting needs,
she said.
She expressed the importance
of planting a "Florida-friendly"


VBOB


Meeting

Aug. 12


World War II veterans of "The
S Battle of the Bulge" Chapter #32
of Lakeland will meet Saturday.
SAug. 12, at the Cleveland
Heights Golf Club House in
Lakeland.
The business meeting will be-
gin at 11 a.m., followed by a buf-
fet lunch and a one-hour pro-
gram after lunch.
The program will continue
with the veterans' stories of their
most memorable incidents .dur-
ing the battle. Time permitting,
members who made the'trip to
Luxembourg in June will share
their thoughts.
SR.S.V.P. by calling G. Virgil
iyers -at 686-2,121, or Hope
Kirkendall at 619-7491 aftei- 4
p.m., for lunch reservations by
noon Wednesday, Aug. 9.
All World War II veterans .of
the 1944-45 "Battle of the Bulge".
are invited to attend.


Donate

FineS To

Heart Walk
Bartow Public Library will
participate in the American
Heart Association's annual
Heart Walk this fall. '
In an effort to raise funds for
the event, the library is offering
the opportunity to donate fines
owed to the..Heart Association
Instead of paying to the l library.
S.A special container on the cir-
culation desk will. accommodate,
fine donations.
Patrons must clear the ar-
rangement with a librarian so
the donation removes the fine on
record.
For more information, call
534-0131.


Call 285-8625
or 533-4183
to place your classified ad
.7'


yard by using native plants, and
of choosing plants that thrive in
Florida harsh heat.
Many books to assist, garden-
ers may be found and purchased
at the Polk.County Extension Of-
fice in Bartow. An annual calen-
dar comes out in November, and
also is available for purchase.
This calendar contains tips on.
how to maintain landscapes from
month to month.,
Master gardener classes will
begin Sept. 19, and run through
most of December. The cost for


the class is $80: books and mate-
rials are included.
To learn more about this class
or how to maintain an attractive,
healthy landscape.. contact the
Polk County Extension Office at
519-8677.
'The Civic Club also said good-
bye to one of its longtime mem-
bers,' Fitz Sthreshley. 'He and his
family will be relocating this
month to North Carolina.
"He will be greatly missed."
Civic Club President Mel Parker
said.


Keep Kids Safe During

Home Remodeling


Summer break and peak re-
rm'odel'iTg' s'easoi' clash" every
year, bringing workers- into
homes filled with curious and en-
ergetic young ones.
As the two seasons get into
full-swing, there is grc.oing ex-
citement over fresh ideas and
new experiences.
Now is the time for homeown-


that entrance. This will help
keep children out of the contrac-
tor's wa\. and vice versa.
Lead is always an important
consideration while remodeling,
but it is especially significant in
its harmful effects on children.
Lead-based paint from the
demolition portion of a project
can send paint dust airborne.


ers with children to plan for nec- Lead paint is often found in
essary precautions that should homes built before 1978 and can
be undertaken during a home re- be especially detrimental to
model. young children. Renvew the risks
The National Association of with your remodeling contractor
the Remodeling Industryi'NARIi. or check with youw lical En\iron-
offers the'folloirng tips 'to keep 'mental Protection Agency office
children out of harm's way dur- for guidelines to follow.
ing a remodel.. Be cognizant of when your re-
"Communicate with your re- modeling contractor will be us-
modeling contractor openly and' ing -hazardous chemicals and
let him'or her know what td-ix- 'work with them to devise a
pect while working in your proper ventilation plan.
household." urged Everett Col- Planning a short get-away is
'lie., CR., president of NARI. "In- sometimes advised.after the use
form them about'your children. 'of strong chemical agents to al-
their ages. their behavior pat- low the home to properly air out.
terns and how mischief-prone Another safety area to con-
they may be so the contractor's sider is an open window. Try to
crew can be safety-aware at all keep ladders and tempting easy-
times." to-climb structures away from
' He also recommerds.having a open windows.
discussion about where tools arid Reiember .that insect screens
materials will be stored, who will are meant for keeping out in-
be responsiblee for cleaning the ,sects, "and won't suffice in pro-.
'area., and what sections of wall tecting your child from a fall.
or floor can be covered at the enid. The child with the.pool is the
'of the day.. most popular kid on the block,
Ask to be notified on days which makes you the most're-
when the remodeling crew will sponsible parent.
be carrying in large pieces of' According to' the U.S. Con-
equipment or building materials summer Product Safety Commis-
and plan an activity for your sion, approximately 350 children
children that day. under the age of 5 drown each
Communicate with your chil- year in residential pools, and
dren as well, and be sure both thousands more are treated each
they and you can anticipate the; year for near-drowning acci-
number of workers likely to be in dents.
the house at.a given time. and. Preventative safety measures
the general work hours. can be taken in the pool-building
-Consider the proximity of the process. During the design proc-
-work area to your child's room or ess, consider the proximity of the
Splay area, and if necessary, des- pool to the house. If it is very
ignate a new. safe area for play close to a secQnd-story deck, or
and toy storage. even overhanging tree branches.
It's also important. to set children might be tempted to
safety rtyles that they will need jump from the structure into the
to fbllow \while the work' crews pool.
are present.' ': For more remodeling tips,
If possible, designate ah en- visit remodeltoday.com.
trance for workers' use only, and '
advise your children nevei to use


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Registrations from young art-
ists are' being accepted by the
National Foundation for Ad-
vancement in the Arts INFAA)
for its Arts Recognition and Tal-
ent Search',' IARTS) program.
NFAA identifies and rewards
exceptional students from across
the United States in nine art dis-
ciplines: dance. film and video,
classical, pop and jazz music,
photography. theater, visual
arts, voice, and writing.
High school seniors are en-
couraged to apply for an awards
package including more than
$500,000 in cash awards and the
Chance to be named a U.S. Presi-
dential Scholar in the Arts, earn-
ing national recognition and op-
portunities for additional schol-
arships.
The NFAA ARTS 2006-2007
registration deadline is Oct. 2,
and the deadline to submit audi-
tion'portfolio materials is Nov 1.
Students can register online
at www.NFAA.ARTSawards.org.'.
Eligible artists must be high
school seniors during the 2006-
2007 school year. Students who
will not be attending high school
are eligible for NFAA ARTS only
if they are 17 or 18 years old on
Dec. 1, 2006.
Each year, NFAA invites up
to 135 artists to participate in
NFAA.ARTS Week, a once-in-a-
lifetime experience consisting of
performances, master classes,
workshops, readings, exhibits
and enrichment activities with
renowned artists and arts educa-
tors.
NFAA ARTS Week takes
place every January in Miami.
NFAA pays all expenses, includ-
ing airfare, hotel, meals, and
ground transportation.
Every student who partici-


pates in ARTS Week will receive
one of these awards:
$10,000 ARTS Gold Awards
given to up to nine finalists:
$5,000 ARTS Silver'Awards;
Additional awards ranging
'from $500 to $3,000.
At the exclusive request of the
White House Commission on
Presidential -Scholars. NFAA
nominates up to 50 ARTS Week
finalists for the Commission's
consideration to be named a
Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
SThe 20 youpg.artists who are
ultimately selected by the Com-
mission join 121 other Presiden-
tial Scholars who are recognized
for their academic excellence
during National Recognition
Week each June in Washington.
D.C.
It is only through NFAA's
ARTS program that young art-
ists are eligible for the Presiden-
tial Scholar.in the Arts designa-
tion.
In addition, select students
will be invited to participate in
the'2007 Body & Soul perform-
ance and awards event, which
will be held in late April in New
York City. During last year's in-
augural event at the Ba-
ryshnikov Arts Center, some of
America's most-recognized art-
ists, including actress Debra
Winger, actor/playwright Sam
Shepaed, film director Arthur
Penn, soprano Deborah Voigt,
playwright John Guare, artists
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, jazz
legend Ramsey Lewis. -and con-
ductor Michael Tilson-Thomas,
were on hand to bestow the
highly-coveted Gold and Silver
NFAA ARTS Awards.
For more information, call 1-
800-970-ARTS ('2787> or visit
www.NFAA.ARTSawards.org.


Yard Sale

Set Aug. 4

To Benefit

Heart Assn.
A yard sale will be held at the
Bartow City Hall parking lot on
Friday. Aug. 4. from 7 'a.m. to
noon.
The 'event is held as a fund-
'raising effort for the American
Heart Association's Heart Walk.
set to take place at IMC-Agrico
Park in Bartow on Sept. 30.
Anyone wishing to donate
items for the sale'may contact
Gail Murray with the Bartow
parks and recreation department
at 534-0120. or Linda Culpepper,
city clerk. at 534-0100, ext. 1256.

Pinto, Woomer
Speak at
Lions Meeting
Special guests at the July 18
meeting of the Bartow Lions
Club. held .at the Civic Center,
were Dist. Gov. Diana M. Pinto
and Deputy Dist. Governor Bob
Woomer.
Following an address by Gov-
ernor Pinto, club President Fred
Egli announced that the annual
Lions Football Kickoff Banquet
will not be held this year.


Master

Gardener

Class Set
David Shibles. urban horticul-
turist, Polk county Extension
Service, will. offer Master Gar-
dener training.
Classes will be held every
Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
beginning on Sept. 19 and end-

ing Dec. 12. except the week of
Thanksgiving.
The classes will be held at the
Polk County Extension Office in
the Valencia Room, 1702 Hwy.
17 South, Bartow....
The,classes are $80.
For more information, call
519-8677. ext. 109, or visit http://
polkhort.ifas.uf.edu.


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Minerals and Gems

On Display At Museum


S During the month of August,
.the Polk County Historical Mu-
seum at 100 Main Street in Bar-
tow will continue to have a gem,
mineral'and fossil display in
their Changing Exhibit Gallery.
Items in the display are on
Sloan from members of the Impe-
rial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral.
and Fossil Society.
Displays of gem and mineral
specimens from around the
world are on view, including
Ifany polished cabochons. Cabo-,
chons are cut from semi-precious
gemstones that are often placed
in rings, pendants, or bracelets
to show their, beauty.
Many of the fossil specimens



Reading

Program

Planned
Bartow Public Library will of-
fer "Reading Remixed: A Rap-
ping, Rhyming, Rhythmic Cele-
bration of Reading," on Friday,
Aug. 4, at 2 p.m.
The event, which is free,,is a
celebration of reading for chil-
dren ages 6. through middle
school. ;'
The program will feature rap-
per Angel Davis and refresh-
ments.
For more information, call
534-0131.


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;were collected from the mines of
Bartow and Polk County areas
prior to their closing and are
quite rare.
The museum also has numer-
ous exhibits on' the history of
Polk County.
The hours of operation are
Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m."
:to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m.


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tion and therapy services to chil-.
dren'with developmental delays
or disabilities' in Polk County.
The Academey assists children.
and their families through edu-
cation, support, resources, and
advocacy at each of its three lo-
cations Lakeland. Bartow,:
and Winter Haven.
For 'more information, call'
Stacy Williams at 683-6504..


July 31, 2006


The Polk County Democrat


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Robert Crosby will join South-
: eastern University's executive
leadership as vice president for
student development, President
Mark Rutland announce.
Crosby replaces Mike Rakes,
who recently announced his res-
ignation to become the senior-
pastor at First Assembly of God
in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Although Rutland is excited
to have Crosby join Southeast-
ern's leadership team, he.is sad
to see Rakes go.
"This will be a personal and
professional loss for al- iandfor
ScuLiLheastern,' Rutland said.
"Dr. Rake- has provided extraori
dinary leadership in the area of
student development. His impact
on the students who have been
under his leadership will be
long-lasting."
Crosby has served as senior
pastor at Mount Hope Christian
Center in Burlington, Mass., for
the past 13 years. He and his
wife, Pam, have four children,
two of whom attend Southeast-
ern.
He is a former youth pastor,
mentor in inner-city Rochester,


N.Y.. and he has an extensive
background in teaching. Crosby
earned his doctorate from Gor-
donri-Conwell Theological Semi-
nary.
.Crosby begins working at
Southeastern in August.

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TVs, Musical
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Type of Call

Medical Calls
Vehicle Crashes
Vehicle Fire
Brush Fire
Illegal Burning
Smoke/Odor Investigation
Elevator Rescue
Alarm Malfunction
Total Emergency Responses


Achievement Academy's ex-
ecutive committee will meet
Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 11:30
a.m., and the board of directors
will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at
6 p.m.
Both meetings will be held at
the Achievement Academy's
Lakeland center located at 716
East Bella Vista St.
The Achievement Academy is
a charter school providing educa-


Fire Inspections
Pre-Incident Plan
Public Education
Other Non-Emergency Service
Total Non-Emergency Responses


Clerk's Office Will

Accept Credit Cards


Paying for services at the
Clerk of Courts Office just be-'
came easier.
'Richard M. Weiss, Polk
County clerk -of courts, said be-
ginning Aug. 11, the clerk's office
will accept credit cards for all
services provided by.the agency.
From passport renewals to fil-
ing fees to child support, all de-
partments and branches of the
clerk's office (Bartow, Lakeland,
Winter Haven and Lake Wales)


will be offering the convenience
of paying by credit card.
"The clerk's office mission cen-
ters on providing exceptional
customer service. I am happy to
be able to offer our customers a
new way to serve their needs,"
said Weiss.
The clerk's office can be con-
tacted via their.website at www.
polkcountyclerk.net or by calling
534-4000.


PCSO Taking Part In

National Night Out


Polk County Sheriffs .Office
and local Neighborhood Watch
participants are joining forces
with thousands of other commu-.
nities across America in support,
of "National Night Out," a pro-
gram' designed to heighten crime
prevention awareness.
National Night Out will be
held Tuesday, Aug. 1.
Members of the Polk County
Sheriffs Office will be visiting
participating neighborhoods and
joining in activities which in-


clude flashlight walks, cookouts
and ice-cream socials.
SAll Polk County residents are
encouraged'-to participate and
support law enforcement in the
fight against crime by turning on
a porch light from 6 to 9 p.m.
For moreinformation regard.
ing Neighborhood Watch and
National Night Out, contact the
Polk Co ,-y. Sheriff's Office
'Crime .- f -..' T: Unit at 534-
6677.


Donald Ratterree Runs

For County Judge


Donald Eugene Ratterree, Jr.,
has qualified to run for county
judge in Group 10, the newly cre-
ated district.
He had to.resign from his po-
sition as an assistant state attor-
ney on June 30 in order to run.
Ratterree has been a member
of the Florida Bar since 1988. He
is also. a member of the Florida
Prosecuting Attorneys Associa-
tion and the Polk County Trial
Lawyers Association. Ratterree
is a past member of the National
Bar Association, the Lakeland
Bar Association, and the Imir-
gration Lawyers Association.
He was the president of the
Sebring Jaycees in 1995, volun-
teer judge for the Boy Scouts of
America and the Alaska State
Mock Trial Competition, and
sponsored and directed a gang
recognition seminar for.law en.
forcement and school board per-
sonnel.
Since 1988 he has practiced
law full-time with an emphasis
in criminal litigation.
In the State Attorney's office
he was serving as director of the
early resolution program and fel-
ony violation of probation divi-
sion, which handles more than
450 felony cases a week.
SRateree taught legal courses
at Tampa College of Lakeland
and Kenneth C. Thompson Insti-
tute of Public Safety.


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He is a first-generation co
lege graduate. Although born in
Georgia, he grew up in Auburr
dale w-here he was active in his
local church. In high school, bt
tween part-time work and study
ing the martial arts, Ratterre
was involved in FFA. where h
-vas awarded the Star- Greei
hand Award for outstanding
leadership and won several pa
liamentary procedure compete
tions.
In addition to his legal an
teaching careers, he was th
head woman's volleyball coach a
Polk Community College fo
eight seasons. He has been in
evolved in coaching since 1995.


Register To

Vote Now
The deadline to register ti
vote for th,- Sept Pri.mar'
Tedto ,e it'Aug. 7.
Polk County residents no
cu i'errly registered to vote maj
register aL Election Head.qtua
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Set At Polk Community


Online Passport registration
for Polk Community College's
fall term is currently in progress
and will continue throughout
August.
New and returning students
should register early to make:
certain' they get the classes they
need.
Last year, more than half of
PCC's students registered via
the Internet.
Continuing and new students,
who have met with academic ad-


visors, can


register at


www.polk.edu/learn.
In person registration will be
held through Friday, Aug. 15,
from 8.30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday
through Thursdays, and 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.
Last regular registration will
be held on Aug. 15, from 8:30
a.m. to 7,p.m. on both campuses.
Term One classes will begin:-
on Aug. 21. The traditional term
will end on Dec. 8.
For more registration infor-
mation, call 669-2305


Orientation for BarLowu High-
School, International Baccalau-'
reate, and Summerlin Academy
students is Thursday and Fri-
day, Aug. 3-4.
Incoming ninth graders will
report to the cafeteria jt 6.30
p.m. on Thursday. An orienta-
tion video' will be :h,;wn. and
then schedules and other infor-
mation will be distributed.
Information on clubs,. lunch
procedures, lockers, and more


Kynan Campbell, Bart...'\
Middle School student, has been
naned a United States National
Award Winner in mathematics
by the United States Achieve-
ment Academy.
SThe Academy recognizes
fewer than 10 percent of all
American 'students.
Campbell was' nomiinated by
his. teacher, Peter Farrow. He
will appear in the Academy's of-
ficial yearbook, which is pub-
lished nationally.
The Academy selects USAA
winners upon the exclusive rec-
ommendation of teachers,
coaches, counselors, and other

Union Acad.

Orientation

Is Thursday
Union Academy of Bartow
will hold orientation Thursday,
Aug. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The school is located at 1795
East Wabash Street.
For more information, call the
school at 534-7435.


PUBLIC

NOTICE

IN THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY; FLORIDA PROBATE
DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OFP
CORAL, WILFREDO CARLiTOS
Deceased.


nI File No.:
06-CP-1017'
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
T'I. adrniniSirtiiouio tho: :ostat: of W il-
fredo Caritos Coral, deceased, File
Number 06-CP-1017 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Clerk of the
Court, 255 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL.
33830. Attn: Probate. The names and ad-
dr.'sses of the personal representative an:l the
personal representative's attorney are set forth
O below.
y All creditors of the decedent and'other per-
s;ons having claims o; demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy oftitis notice
S has been served must file their claims with this
r court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE UATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF 1-HIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
> THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY' OF'
t THIS NOTICE ON THEM:
All other creditors of tle decedeni and other
perso;is having claims or demands against de-
aL cedent's estate rust file their claims with this
1 couri WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL. BE1
FOREVER BARRED.
S NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEUENT'S DA iE OF DEATH IS BARRED
The date ii fiist publication of this notice is
iLuly..3'L..2QO.
Personal Rep~esentiative.
Lolda Dominguez Coral
C/O Ronald A Jones
15600 A S US Hwy 441
Strnmr[field, FL 34491
Attorney for Personal Represaeialivs'
Ronald A. Jones, Alionsy
Florida Bar No. 89648
15600 A S US'; iwy ,14i
Su'Li: ,iield, FL 3449 i
(352) 347-2288
July 31, Aug 7, 2006-2318


will then be available in the cafe-
teria.
Tenth through 12th grade stu-
dents may come to school on Fri-
day from 9 to 11 a.m. Schedules
will be available in the cafeteria.
They also may tour campus, re-
serve lockers, reserve parking
.paces. and pay lunch fees.
Guidance counselors will be
seeing students with incomplete
schedules only. Schedule change
request forms will be available.


qualified sponsors,, and upoi the'
standards of selection set forth
by the Academy.
The criteria for selection are a
student's academic performance.
interest and aptitude. leadership
qualities, responsibility, enthusi
asm, motivation to learn and im
prove, ciLizenship, attitude and
cooperative spirit dependability,
and recommendation from a
qualified sponsor.
Kynan is the son of James
O'Neal of Rockwell,' N.C., and
Cherokee Campbell of Bartow,

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"- Peace River Country Club


Upcoming Events


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Come See The Changes We've Made

* Enjoy an all new expanded Lunch Buffet

* Come try the Expanded Friday night Dinner Buffet

& stay for BINGO

* Newly landscaped & furnished pool area, greatfro

a pool party or BBQ

* The Blank Room is greatfor parties! Equipped

with pool table, big screen TV & Karaoke

* As always enjoy dining on the porch

Tuesday-Saturday (All new menu & wine list)

* Every Tuesday evening Line Dancing Lessons

7:30 pmr- $500 per person (Open to the public)



COMING EVENTS

August 19 6:30 p.m. Western Dance with live music $1995 per person
August 24- Shrimp Boil All you can eat/Free Draft Beer 6-9 p.m.
$995 + tax-per person (Open to the public)


For more information on the club or membership call 533-0966


Achievement Academy Board
And Committee To Meet


BHS, IB, and SA Student

Orientations This Week


Local Student Wins

National Award In Math


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The Polk County Democrat

(( ever get into an argument with a man who buys
'N .his paper by the truckload and his ink by the
Barrell" That advice supposedly is attributed to
a politician ofyesteryear, and has been repeated throughout
the ages. Although. our newspaper is hardly among the
nation's journalistic giants, we do indeed buy our paper
and ink in those quantities. .We usually buy five truckloads
6f newsprint a year, each of which contains around 48 rolls
of paper, for a total weight of 22 tons or so. Newsprint is
priced by the ton, and the price fluctuates several times a
year. For competitive reasons, we don't disclose how much
we are paying, but let's say each truckload of paper costs
about as much as a new car or a year iina private college.
Each roll weighs around 925 pounds, contains about five
miles of paper, and will print about 15,000 four-page sec-
tions. (Newspapers are printed in increments of two pages;
Swe can print from two to 16 pages in one press run; we aver-
age around 12 pages per press run. Newsprint also comes in
halt:width rolls, called dinkies, which print two page sec-
tions. They are needed for press runs of 2, 6, 10 or 14
pages.) All of our paper is recycled newsprint, made inlarge
part from old newspapers. Once the exceptidcn ir the.mar-
ket, today almost all newsprint sold in the United States is
from recycled fiber. (So when you take your old newspapers
to the recycling bin, you really are preserving America's
forests.) Next week Ink by the Barrel. S.L. Frisbie, IV



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"Let the punishment fit the crime." W.S.
Gilbert in The Mikado, II.
-The penalty for dumping up to 15
pounds of litter is $141.50. That's arguably
a bit steep for flicking a cigarette butt out
of a car window, perhaps more just for
dumping a container of household
garbage and disposable diapers on the
roadside, surely justifiable for pitching an
acid-filled automobile battery into a citrus
grove.
Like many "one size fits all" approaches,
one size does not fit all when it comes to
fines for littering.
Keep Polk County Beautiful is the coun-
ty's front-line organization in the war
against litter.
When it comes to law enforcement, cit-
ing litterers isn't up there with apprehend-
ing felons, but we would suggest that it is
a more egregious offense than overtime
parking. It deserves its share of attention,
from police agencies.
In a presentation to the county commis-
sion, Janis Davis, executive director of
Keep Polk County Beautiful, said she
would rather see violators put to work'
picking up litter than fined for their mis-
conduct.
We agree.
The maximum fine of $141.50 is the
price for a few cartons of cigarettes for a
heavy smoker, but a half-a-week's pay for,
a minimum wage employee.
A Saturday spent picking up litter


would be the equalizer.
It is not degrading work; countless civic
and community organizations volunteer tc
pick up litter in "Adopt-a-Highway" pro
grams. Presumably, most of those who
engage in this form of service do not num-
ber themselves among society's litterers.
Putting those who pitch their garbage or
trash onto public or private property
would serve to impress on them that where
they litter, either others must clean up after
them, or society must put up \with the
blight.
Being required to pick up the cast-offs o
others would serve as a forceful reminder
to change their ways, and.could even
encourage positive peer pressure to dis
courage their friends from the same mis
conduct.
And it most assuredly would make thE
punishment fit the crime.


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

I Saw It on the Internet


An Antidote to Littering:


Clean Up the Mess


should tell all your grandchildren they divorced and she remarried.
because another opportunity like False, says Snopes. The
this won't occur for another two-' Sheehans, though now separated


In my youth, the irrefutable
proof of any statement was: "I
read it in a book."
The concept was that if some-
c thing was committedto the print-
Sed page between two hard cov-
ers, it simply could not be in
error.
Somehow, that element of
Truth just didn't stand the test of
time.
r But in order to "learn" some-
Sthing that was wrong back in
those days, you had to go to a
library, and the net effect was
r bound to be favorable.
S Today. we have the Internet,
whichh propels new "truths"
f around the globe with the speed
r of .. well .i. AOL, if you can call
That ".speed."
And it has spawned a new
concept: "I know it's true,
- because it's on the Internet."
One of my favorite Internet
e sites is Snopes.com, an urban leg-
end debunking site.
And while I :ffer the caveat.
that the Snopes folks. probably
are capable of error, they seem to
do a pretty good job of checking
out urban legends. I check in with
Snopes.com every now and then,
in particular their "25 Hottest
Urban Legends" page. And sure
enough, I generally have received
a bunch of them.
Here are ,five that I have
received quite often recently, and
the findings of Snopes: .
No. 1 on the .Snopes list:. On
Aug. 27, Mars will be super close
to the United States, and you


or divorced, were married and
living together when their son
was killed in the Global War on
Terror,
No. 20 on the ..Snopes list: a
"This War Is Real" essay by a
retired Air Force two-star gener-
al. It sounds like an authoritative
treatise justifying the war in Iraq..
False, says Snopes. The gener-
al in question simply forwarded
the essay to someone else, and
has since been credited as the
author The real author is
unknown.
No. 24 on the Snopes list:.
Oliver North testified before
Congress in the Iran-Contra hear-
ings in 1987 that Osama bin
Laden was "the most evil person
alive," and Congress ignored
him.
False, says Snopes. It quotes a
letter written by North himself
saying that he put the finger on a
terrorist named Abu Nidal.
To paraphrase a familiar warn-
ing, if it sounds too bizarre to be
true, it probably is.

In the true spirit of the
Internet, I offer this admonish-
ment:.
If you forward this column to
every name in your address
book, something amazing will
happen:
Most of :them will become
quite aggravated with you.


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ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES / By PAT BLAKE SIMS

I Am Infuriated


I used to work for the FBI in Washington during
World War II and back then everyone knew what
theft was.
Now it looks ,like faceless, idiotic felons have
taken over the Internet to steal from unsuspecting
people like me.
I don't know whether to call my lawyer, the
Postal Service, or the Attorney General. I wonder if
I will have to change my e-mail address to protect
myself from these people. Or even, horrors! start
using the post office to send in my article every
week, pay bills, or order tennis shoes.
When I got my first computer, I thought it was a
wonderful invention. My son, Blake, who is a com-
puter Whizzbang, taught me how to use it: to send
notes to friends and letters to the editor, to order
things, etc. Now I arp totally inundated with junk
that I didn't order, as far as I know, and I am getting
deliveries from companies I never heard of. They
leave boxes on the front porch, don't ring the
doorbell, and drive in white vans with initials
on them that didn't give a clue as to who they
are.
All of a sudden, I seem to be on every suck-
er list in the vast regions of the Internet. The
one today was the last straw. It was a printed I
notice that announced in red letters that, "This
form will unsubscribe you from Publishers
Clearing House e-mail promotions only."
Unsubscribe? Why must one unsubscribe
from something they didn't subscribe to in the
first place?
It goes on to say, if you wish to unsubscribe q
from the list of this third party for e-mails that
do not contain Publishers Clearing House
promotions, you must follow their unsub-


scribe instructions also found at the bottom of the e-
mail you received.
And in red letters in the next paragraph, "Please
do not send me any more promotional e-mails from
Publishers Clearing House. (This includes all
Multi-Million and Million Dollar SuperPrize E-mail
entry opportunities."
Opportunities? Bull! They are taking up our time
to try to sell us something and the only way we can
avoid it is to take the time to refuse the "opportuni-
ties."
I would also like to put a curse on the party
responsible for putting my name in the pot of "Find
your Perfect Match, Cutesy Pie Women Available,
Respectable Hot Mammas," etc. This list keeps
growing and spreading out like a case of the bubon-
ic plague. If I knew who was responsible for this
aggravation, I would put their name on the "I Am
an Idiot" message board.


and-a-half eons or so.
False, according to Snopes.
This phenomenon occurs ever 15
to 17 years, and if Mars got near-
ly as close as the urban legend
says it will, it would do really bad
things to earth's gravity and tides
and stuff.
No. 4 on the Snopes list: If you
don't get on a cell phone Do Not
Call list real soon, )our cel phone
number will be released to tele-
marketers on such-and-such a
date.
False, according to Snopes,
The only directory of cell phone
numbers is one that you would
have to opt-in fpr to be listed, and
it won't be distributed to telemar-
l eters. (My observation: the regu-
lar Do Not Call list is worthless,
so even if this story were true, I
wonder if a cell phone Do Not
Call list. would do any good.)
No. 14 on the Snopes list: peo-
ple are being called and told that
they have failed to appear for
jury duty, and in order to keep
from getting hauled off to jail,
they have to disclose all sorts of.
personal information. This sup-
posedly is an identity theft scam.
True, says Snopes. The calls
are phony, and anybody who
gives up personal information is
at risk of identity theft.
No. 17 on the Snopes list: the
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SHonored
Dick Pope/Polk County Chap-
ter of the Florida' Public Rela-
tions Association (FPRA) has
recognized Jim DeGennaro with
,its monthly service award for
SJuly.
SA long-time FPRA member,
who serves as director of busi,
ness development for the Central
Florida Development Council,
DeGennaro was honored for co-
brdinating the assembly of gift
baskets of wine that the local
chapter will contribute to a si-
lent auction at the FPRA State
Conference to raise funds for a,
college scholarship for a public
relations student.
Jennifer Bush of Publix Super
Markets, president of the Dick
Pope/Polk County Chapter, pre-
sented the award during the
chapter's, July meeting .: 9,
Previous service award win-.
ners during the current FPRA
year were Hiromi Watanabe of
the Winter Haven Area Cham-
ber bf Commerce. Ken Nelson of
'the Interstate 4 Public Informa-
tion Office, Kris Keprios of Polk
County Tourism and Sports
Marketing and Cindy Turner of
Bok Historic Sanctuary.

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Robert Lovett Clanton


Robert Lovett
Clanrton
Robert Lovett Clanton, 84,
Fort Meade, died of heart failu
Thursday, July 27, 2006, at h
home.
Born in Sparks, Ga., on Ja
25, 1922, Mr. Clanton moved
Fort Meade from Zolfo Sprin
in 1961.
He was a mechanic and own
of Clanton's Wrecker Service i
Fort Meade for 35 years. He w
a member of First Church of G
of Fort Meade, Disabled Ame
can Veterans, Blinded Veterar
Association, and American I
gion of Wauchula.
He served in the U.S. Army
the 101st platoon during Woi
War. I.
His passion was making blu
grass music.
Mr. Clanton was preceded
death by a son, Robert I
"Bobby" Clanton; his father
George Newton Clanton; h
mother, Sally Mini Lott; and h
step-mother, Eula Lee Hanco'
Platt.
Survivors include his wife
more than 59 years, RenaBel
Coleman-Clanton; four son
Chuck Daniels of California, a
Raymond Clanton, Lacey Cli
ton, and David Clanton, all
Fort Meade; one daughter, Fra
ces Poole of Cadwell, Ga.;
grandchildren; and 20 gre
grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, 'July 2
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Moody-Bra
Funeral Chapel in Fort Meade
The funeral: Saturday, Ju
29, it 2 p.m., at the funer
chapel.


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A market research, report on
the six nations of the Central
American Free Trade Agreement
(CAFTA-DR), which includes the
Dominican Republic, is now
available to Florida's agricul-
tural industry.
SThe study one of the larg-
est consumer research projects
ever undertaken by the Florida
Department: of Agriculture -and
Consumer Services includes
an examination of retailers and
economic growth, along with
other pertinent information that
will provide insight into the re-
gion and assist with sales oppor-
tunities for Florida's agricultural
industry.
"When early discussions re-
garding the Central American
Free Trade Agreement began in
mid-2004, Iddirected our market-
ing staff to begin developing a
series of missions to help Flor-
ida's agricultural producers bet-
ter understand the region, con-
suimers. trends and potential
sales to these markets." Florida
Agriculture Commissioner Char-
les H. Bronson said. "-With a
combined population of more
than 48 million, we should not
underestimate the potential buy-
ing power-of the area."
The CAFTA-DR study. pro-
vides a broad spectrum of infor-
mation for segments of Florida's
agricultural industry to utilize
as they expand sales into this re-
gion. .
CAFTA-DR signatory nations
include Costa Rica, the Domini-
can Republic. Honduras, El Sal-
vador, Guatemala and Nicara-
gua.
"Through this on-the-ground
intelligence, we have gained con-
siderable insight into shoppers'
receptiveness to imported agri-


cultural products," Bronson said.
"This information should assist
our state's agricultural produc-
ers as they develop strategies for
marketing to this region."
Much of the data was gath-
ered during a pilot marketing
campaign involving the PriceS-
mart warehouse shopping club,
which has 24 outlets in 11 coun-
tries in the Caribbean, Central
America and the American Vir-
gin Islands.
The pilot program, which be-
gan in November 2005 and fin-
ished in May 2006, featured.sev-
eral Florida commodities includ-
ing tomatoes, bell peppers.
strawberries and citrus juices.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Serv-
ices' Division of Marketing and
Development examines regions
throughout the globe to ascer-
tain market potential, product
penetration, obstacles ahd how
best to introduce Florida agricul-
tural products to consumers.
About 100 nations routinely
import agricultural products
from Florida, with net sales ex-
ceeding $1.3 billion annually.
The division routinely part-
ners with retailers, government
agencies, grower associations
and agricultural companies to
help penetrate new markets, de-
velop existing markets, and ex-
pand overall sales in markets
throughout the United States
and the world.
The combined impact of these
.missions and campaigns have
generated more than $1.1 billion
in sales during the last four
years and produced over 34 bil-
lion consumer impressions tor
the "Fresh from Florida" logo
that represents Florida agricul-
tural products globally.


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Obituaries


Louise P. Jacksonri


Louise P. Jackson, a lifelong
resident'of'Bartow and retired
school teacher, died Friday, July
28, 2006;at- her home, of cancer.
It was the 59th anniversary of
her marriage to her high school
sweetheart, James A. "Red"
Jackson.
B1 Mrs. Jackson was born in
SBartow on July 29. 1925, to John
Peeples and Catherine Bland,
both of Bartow.
After graduation from Sum-
merlin Institute in 1943, she en-
rolled in Florida State College
for Women. Four years later, she
graduated in the first class of
Florida State University, and re-
mained a devoted FSU alumni
for the remainder of her life.
She taught English. Spanish.
and history at Bartow Junior
High School for 30 years. .
of "She taught multiple genera-,
Ire tions of Bartow families," said
is her son, Rear AdmiralAdrian
Jackson, "and is remembered for
in. her kindness and her ability to
to listen. I have had so many of her
igs former students tell me how
much they loved her and how
er she was one of the best teachers
in they ever had." '
as Mrs. Jackson also was active
od in the community, serving as a
ri- charter member of both the Bar-
ns tow Pilot Club and the Bartow
Le- Lioness Club. She was a past
president of both organizations,,
in and was recently recognized by
rld the Lioness for her unprece-
dented achievement of 30 years
ue- of perfect attendance.
She also was a lifelong mem-
in ber of First United Methodist
Lee church of Bartow, and an active
er, member of United Methodist
,is Women.
uis "My mother will always be re-
ck membered as the ultimate care-
giver," her son said. "She had a
of simple interpretation of the
lle Golden Rule: Do more for others
is, than you would have them do for
.nd you. She spent a lifetime con-
an- cerned about and taking care of


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others, whether it was her
mother, her husband, her family
and friends, or the sight im-
paired at the annual Lioness
Christmas party for the blind.
She was truly one of God's an-
gels on earth."
Along with her husband, Mrs..
Jackson is survived by her son
and daughter-in-law, Adrian and
Jan Jackson of Bartow; a grand-
daughter; Erika, and her hus-
band, Geoff Sloan, of Garland,
Texas; and two great-grandchil-
dren, Taylor and Jackson Sloan.
Visitation: Monday, July 31,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Tuesday, Aug. 1,
at 10:30 a.m., at First United
Methodist Church, 310 South
Broadway in Bartow.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery, Bartow.
Memorial contributions: Flor-
ida United Methodist Children's
Home, 51 Main Street, Enter-
prise, FL 32725; or Good Shep-
herd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave-
nue, Auburndale, FL 33823.


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FLORIDA ENGINEERING AND DESIGN,
Inc., iFEDInc.i celebrated its new location with a
Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce ribbon-
cutting on Friday at 255 County Road 555 South.
FEDInc.'s range of expertise includes public
works projects, mine and beneficiation plant de-
sign. liquid and solid waste disposal. permitting
assistance, environmental engineering, surface


Industrial Zoning


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by truss plant is noisy. He
expressed concern about housing.
values. .
*.Barbara Shaw said the traf-
Fic generated would be a danger-
t0 children, and that the Dura-:
Tek plant is noisy.
Robin Brunner said she suf-
fers from allergies and is con-
cerned about pollutant-s
In rebuttal, Brandon, lawyer
for the owner, reiterated that the
owners had agreed to ban the
more obiectiunable use allowed
in 1-2 zoning, and that use o'f the
property is further limited by air-
port zoning restrictions.
As to prospective tenants, he
said, "We don't have any con-
tracts; we don't have any leases."
He said that the 'industrial
park might prompt the state to.
put a traffic light at 91 Mine
Road and Highway 17.
Zoning Board Member Bo
Raulerson asked Brandon why I-
1 zoning would not satisfy his
client.
Brandon replied that the prox-'
imity. to the airport and other
heavy industry makes I-2 the
proper zoning.
1-1 zoning would not alll the
marnur3fature of? bi.ilding mnat'err-


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water hydrology, land reclamation and GIS. Rob-
ert A. D'Aiello, P.E., president and CEO of
FedInc., cut the ceremonial ribbon for the new
building. The staff presented D'Aiello with a com-
memorative photo of their old location in Lake-
land as a reminder of FEDTnc.'s beginning. For
more information about FEDInc., call 665-6363.
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Srials. he said.
On a roll call vote, Raulerson
and Zoning Board Members Gail
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voted to recommended the I-2
zoning to the city commission.
and Zoning Board Chm. Michael
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nmeeting. and a public hearing
will be held on Aug. 21. Wiegers
said.
As the meeting began.
W\iegers said there had been "a
few glitches" in the conduct of
neighborhood meetings by the
zoning applicant.
He said he met once with the
neighbors, but that normally city
officials don't become involved in
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The purpose of the meetings,
which are not, required by the
zoning code, is for an exchange of
information "free from bureau-
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Center For Independent Living
Building Disability Ramps


The Center for Independent
Living (CIL) is gearing up for
Rampage! 2006.
CIL, in partnership with the
community, promotes personal
rights and responsibilities
among people with all disabili-
ties and strives to eliminate ar-
chitectural, communication, and
attitudinal barriers. It has been
serving families in Central Flor-
ida since 1976.
On Nov. 4, CIL plans to build
two wheelchair ramps for peo-
ple's homes.
Many people are unable to en-
ter and exit their own homes.
One or two steps separate
them from the outside world.
Many are forced to live in nurs-
ing homes. CIL is one of the only
organizations in Central Florida
that provides wheelchair ramps
to people with disabilities:
CIL is always looking for indi-
viduals to volunteer to help build
a ramp, sponsor a ramp, donate
in-kind materials, or be a recipi-
ent of a ramp.
Volunteers and CIL staff will
be gathering to build wheelchair
ramps for people who are unable
to get in and out of their homes.
Only 0.9 percent of homes cur-
rently have a wheelchair' ramp.
Yet, 29.2 percent of U.S. families
include at least one member
with a disability.
There are hundreds of people.
in Central Florida who have
great difficulty getting into and
out of their own homes, a CIL
spokesman said. One or two
steps separate them from the
outside world.
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State Parks Receive Defibrillators


Werner-Boyce Salt Springs
State Park in Pasco County has
received the first automated
external defibrillator (AED) made
available by a new state law that
provides funding to purchase' the
life saving devices in many of
Florida's 159 state parks.
"Visitor safety is always a top
priority at Florida State Parks,"
said Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
Secretary Colleen M. Castille. "By
installing life-saving defibrilla-
tors and providing staff training,
we can ensure that Florida's
,parks protect guests as well as
our natural resources."
Rep. Thomas Anderson and
Senator Dennis Jones successful-
ly sponsored legislation during
the 2006 legislative session pro-
viding $92,000 to purchase the


emergency response devices for
Florida's state parks.
The Park Service will use the
funding to acquire approximately
75 automated external defibrilla-
tors to be distributed throughout
the state.
According to the American Red
Cross, more than 200,000
Americans die each year of car-
diac arrest, but up to 50,000 could
be prevented if a defibrillator was
immediately available.
"As a Legislature, we try to do
good things that will have a posi-,
tive impact on Floridians," said
Representative Anderson. "I can
guarantee that the affects of this
bill will soon be saving lives. The
life an AED may save could be
your own or a loved one's."
The first two-time Gold Medal
winner honoring the nation's best


state park service, Florida's state
park system is one of the largest
in the country with 159 parks
spanning more than 725,000
acres and 100 miles of sandy
white beach.
From swimming and diving in
Florida's rivers and springs to
birding and fishing or hiking and
riding on natural scenic trails,
Florida's state parks offer year-
around outdoor activities for all
ages.
Battle reenactments and
Native American festivals cele-
brate Florida's unique history,
while art shows, museums and
lighthouses offer a window into
Florida's cultural heritage.
For more information about
Florida State Parks, visit
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A growing number of cystic
fibrosis patients are battling a
second, often deadly complica-
Stion: a unique form of diabetes
that shares characteristics of the
type 1 and type 2 versions that
strike many Americans.
Many, of these patients are
teens who take enzymes to help
digest their food and undergo
daily physical therapy to loosen
the thick, sticky mucus that clogs
their lungs. But despite treat-
ments that are helping thousands
to live decades longer than ever
before, when diabetes strikes,
their life expectancy plummets -
on average by two years for men
and an astounding 16 for women.
Now a University of Florida
study in animals suggests dia-
Sbetes in cystic fibrosis patients is
not caused by the destruction of
insulin-producing cells in .the
pancreas'- as is often the case in
patients with' the traditional form
of type 1 diabetes but by differ-
ences in how these cells function.
The findings were published
this month in; the American
Diabetes Association's journal
Diabetes.
Cystic fibrosis patients with
diabetes produce some insulin on
S their own, but they require daily
injections to boost their levels
when eating so they can properly
use sugar and other food nutri-
ents for energy.
At times they also become very
resistant to the insulin they do
makeisimilar to people with type
2 diabetes.
"For the longest time, the
development of diabetes in cystic
fibrosis has been thought to be
rs chronic destruction of pancreas,
so eventually you get loss of the
insulin-producing beta cells," said
Dr. Michael Stalvey, an assistant
professor of ,pediatrics at UF.
"Our study provides some early


evidence to suggest there is an
inherent difference in beta cell
function."
Cystic fibrosis patients suffer
recurrent episodes of infection
and inflammation that slowly
destroy the lungs. The pancreas
also is affected, interfering with
proper digestion. The disease
stems from a faulty: gene that
blocks the normal passage of salt
and water through ,the body's
cells.
It is this gene deficiency that is
proposed to cause insulin-produc-
ing cells to malfunction, Stalvey
said.
About 30,000 Americans have
cystic fibrosis, making it the
nation's most common lethal
hereditary disorder. On average,
they will not live past 35, though
some are living through their 40s
and even into their 60s.
As each year passes, the likeli-
hood they will develop diabetes
increases. As many as 16 percent
Sof all patients with cystic fibrosis
also have diabetes, a number that
is expected to rise as overall life
expectancy for cystic fibrosis
patients increases.
Half will show signs of dia-
betes by age 30 and will suffer a
rapid decline in overall health
and lung function, muscle mass
and body mass index.
"It's becoming more and more
'frequent because of the increas-
ing age of patients," Stalvey said.
"That's part of the reason why
new recommendations 'call for
screening patients 14 years and
older yearly with an oral glucose
tolerance test, Each year we
know their likelihood of develop-
ing diabetes gets higher and high-
er.
"These young people,
teenagers or young adultsin their
early 20s, have been fighting all
their lives to stay healthy and


keep their nutrition up," he
added. "Now they've just been
given something that potentially
will overwhelm them. It's a huge
thing for them. given the conse-
quences that diabetes means to.
their underlying condition."
In the UF study, researchers
developed the first animal model
for the study of cystic fibrosis-
related diabetes. They used mice
that scientists from the
University of North Carolina
engineered to be missing the gene
that makes the protein responsi-
ble for transporting salt and
water across the cell membrane.
People with cystic fibrosis have a.
mutated form of this protein.
UF. scientists administered.a
low dose of a chemotherapy drug
that weakened insulin-producing
cells but did not destroy them.
They then tested the animals'
ability to regulate their blood
sugar while fasting and after
receiving glucose, simulating the
rise in blood sugar that occurs
after eating food.
Animals with the protein defi-
ciency were more sensitive to the
effects of the chemotherapy drug
and had more difficulty regulat-
ing blood sugar levels, both while
fasting and after receiving glu-
cose.'
Mice that were still able to pro-
duce the crucial protein that pre-
vents cystic fibrosis were abld to
maintain normal blood sugar lev-
els, even after the drug had dam-
aged some of their insulin-pro-
ducing cells.
"This goes beyond improving
our understanding' of patients
with cystic fibrosis-related dia-
betes; it also will help us improve
our understanding of other forms
of diabetes and help us work on
strategies for a future cure,"
Stalvey said.















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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY
AMERICAS F/K/A BANKERS TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE AND CUSTODIAN FOR
IXIS REAL ESTATE CAPITAL TRUST 2005-
HE4,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
DIANA M. ACEVEDO, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
06-CA-2252-SEC 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: DIANA M. ACEVEDO; JORGE LOPEZ
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 par-
ties having or claimant to have any right,
title or interest. in the property described
in the mortgage being foreclosed herein.
YOU-ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the following
property: ,
LOTS 25, BLOCK 748, VILLAGE
3, NEIGHBORHOOD 5N, POINCI-
ANA SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 54,
PAGES 27 THROUGH 42, INCLU-
SIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against the corporation and
the corporation is required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, it any, to it on
DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney;
whose address is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on or before
August 25. 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 immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered- against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at POLK County, Florida, this .20th
day of July 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Xochitz Munor
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
July 24, 31, 2006-2269


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN, AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, act-
ing through Rural Development,
formerly Farmers Home -Admin-
istration (FmHA), United States
Department of Agriculture (
.USDA),
Plaintiff,
vs.
JEANETTE GREEN, f/k/a
JEANETTE G. MIKELL, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
GC-G-2001CA-1384
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice ,is hereby given that pursuant to
a Final Judgment entered in the above eri-
titled cause in the Circuit Court of Polk
County, Florida, I will sell the property lo-
cated in Polk County, Florida, being specifi-
cally described as follows:
Lot 1 of HIGHLAND COURT, according
to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 75, Page 28, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida..
at public sale to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash at the Jury Lounge, Second
Floor, Polk County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Polk County,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 9th day of
.August, 2006.
All sales.are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that'the main en-
.trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible 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 proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (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 July 11. 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 24, 31, 2006-2263




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY; FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
INDIAN LAKE HOMES,. INC., A
FLORIDA CORPORATION,
Plaintiffs
vs
ROBERT J. QUANDT AND THEL-
MAN QUANDTQUANDT, HUSBAND
AND WIFE; INDIAN LAKE ES-
TATES, INC., A FLORIDA CORPO;
RATION; SHUNJI SUDO TANAKA;
AND OXFORD FIRST CORP., A PA
CORPORATION,
Defendant.
CASE NO.:


2006-CA-2521
Division: 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROBERT J. QUANDT
43134 Penny
Sterling Heights, MI 48708
SHUNJI SUDO TANAKA
Ave. Francisco De Miranda
Edif Centro Peru Local B7-IRB
Mis Encantos Chacoa Caracas
Venezuela
OXFORD FIRST CORP.
C/O Richard A. Warden, Presi-
dent
3411 Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE 19810-0
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet
Title on the following property in Polk:
Lots 14 and 15, Block 234, Indian Lake
estates, Unit 6, Plat Book 40, Page 14
and
Lot 24, Block 300, Indian Lake Estates,
Unit 9, Plat Book 40, Page 42
All recorded with the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses to it, if any, on the Plaintiff's At-
torney, whose address is:
VINCENT PHILIP NUCCIO
4049 Henderson Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33629
on or before August 16, 2006 (no later that 30
days from the date of the first publication of


July 31, 2006


Public Not


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 relief
demanded in the Complaint.
In accordance with the Americans With Dis-
abilities Act, persons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the individual or agency send-
ing notice no later than seven (7)'deys prior to
the proceeding at the address given on notice.
Telephone 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at Hillsborough County, Florida, this
3rd day of July, 2006.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 10, 17,24, 31, 2006-2118

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Howard Gill
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of HOW-'
ARD GILL, deceased,-File Number 05CP-
2215 is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830. The
names and addresses ol ne personal repre-
sentative and Ine personal represenlalive s at.
lorney are sel forth below
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on wnom This notice is served
who have objections Tnat challenge the validity
of the will ine qualifications or Ine personal
lepresenlalave. venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file theii objections with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THISNOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice
must file their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with'
this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is July 24, 2006.
Personal Representative:
Bonnie Gill
8823 Pinetree Drive
Lakeland, FL 33809
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Richard R. Roach
Florida Bar No.: 212032
Richard R. Roach
Post Office Box 24540
Lakeland, FL 33802
(863) 686-6000
July 24, 31,2006-2273

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, a National Banking Asso-
ciation by merger to FIRST UNION NATIONAL
BANK OF FLORIDA, a National Banking Asso-
ciation, individually and as Trustee of that cer-
tain Trust dated March 24, 1997,
PLAINTIFF, .
-vs-
FRANK H. LEAVITT and .PATRICIA M.
LEAVITT, his Wife, if alive and if dead,
their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors and all parties claiming
by, through, under or against her, and all
unknown natural persons, if alive and if
dead or not known to be dead or alive,
their.several and respective unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or
other parties claiming by, through under
those unknown natural persons; the 'sev-
eral and respective unknown assigns, suc-
cessors in interest, trustees or other, per-
sons. claiming by, through, under or
against the Defendants and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or corporate, or
whose exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the above named or
described defendants, or parties claiming
to have any right, title or interest in and
to the lands hereafter described and CEN-
TER CREST R.V. LOT OWNER'S ASSOCIA-
TION, INC., a Florida Non-profit Corpora-
tion.
DEFENDANTS.
NO.: #2005-CA-003664 SEC 11
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Final Judgment dated July 6, 2006, entered in
Civil Case No. 2005-CA-003664 SEC 11 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for POLK County, Florida, wherein' WACHO-
VIA BANK, a National Banking Association by
merger to FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK
OF FLORIDA, a National Banking Association,
individually and as Trustee of that certain Trust
dated March 24, 1997, Plaintiff and FRANK H.
LEAVITT and PATRICIA M. LEAVITT, :his
.Wife, and CENTER CREST R.V. LOT OWN-
ER'S ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida Non-
profit Corporation, hereinafter described as
Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at the Jury Lounge, Second
Floor of the Polk County Courthouse. in Bar-
tow, Florida at 9:00 a.m. on the 10th day
August, 2006, the following described property
as set forth in the Order of Final Judgment:
LOTS 15, 16, 17, BLOCK.E, PINE LAKE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES
67 AND 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY; FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1972 SKYLINE MO-
BILE HOME. ID# SF1665F, TITLE#
4719604, LOCATED THEREON.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible 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 proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to


you, to the provision of certain assistance..
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida, this 1 1th
day.of July, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Felicia' Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 24, 31, 2006-2264


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M.H. DOB: 11/01/1998
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2002-DP-505400-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JOSE HERNANDEZ
ADDRESS -UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition under oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the permanent
commitment of
A.S., a female child, born on 11/01/98;
to the mother & Jose Hernandez, the fa-
ther, in Polk County.
for subsequent adoption and you are
Shereby COMMANDEDto be and appear be-
Sfore MAGISTRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
in HEARING' ROOM at 9:00 A.M. on
WEDNESDAY the 11th of October, 2006, for
this hearing at POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, COURTROOM-JuVenile Division
SHearing Room- 5C1 Floor, 255 N. Broad-
way, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN PERSON
WILL BE TREATED AS A CONSENT TO
THF TERMINATION 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 PARENTAL
RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN AT-
TORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTOR-
NEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND RE-
QUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT YOU
AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT
ONE.
"In accordance with the Americans '.',r,
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Children &
Families Legal Department at 1055 US High-
way 17 North, Bartow, Florida. 33830, Tele-
phone: 863-534-0062 not later than.seven
days prior to the proceeding. If hearing im-
paired, (TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V) 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service."
RICHARD'M. WEISS, CLERK
By Debbie'Stinsoi
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
July 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 2006-2278



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION:
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
FLORIDA CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WYMAN HUFFMAN AND MARGARET
HUFFMAN, AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN INDIVID-
UAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2006-CC-001208
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: WYMAN HUFFMAN, DECEASED, and
all claiming interest by, through,. under. or
against the said and all other parties hav-
ing or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in the property herein described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Complaint to Foreclose a Claim of Lien on
the following property in POLK County,
Florida:
-LOT(S) 28, BLOCK 812, VIL-
LAGE 8, NEIGHBORHOOD 2,
POINCIANA SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 53,, AT PAGE 29-43, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed and commenced in this
Court and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on
HAROLD J. TURK, attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 201
Alhambra Circle, 1 Zth Floor,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134 and
file the original with the cl6rk of the above
styled Court on or before August 23,
2006; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief prayed for in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court at Polk County, Florida on this 1 3th
day of July, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Barbara A. Plehn
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 24, 31, 2006-2266



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BETSY L. BERMEL
Deceased.
File No:
06 CP-1661
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Betsy L. Bermel, deceased, whose
date of death was February 20th,
2006, and whose Social Security Number
is 102-03-0439, is pending in the Circuit
Court for POLK County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
Office Box' 9000, Drawer C-4,
Bartow, Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED


TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is July 24.2006.
Personal Representative:
Barbara Hileman
1863 Woodpolnte Drive
Winter Haven, FL 33884
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY KENNEDY
Attorneys for Personal Representative
198 1ST ST S
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
Florida Bar No. 0881880
July 24, 31, 2006-2275


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
A.S. DOB: 12/01/2000
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2002-DP-505400-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
SALVADOR SALCEDO
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition under oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the permanent
commitment of' .
A.Sm, a rrmale child, born on 12/0.1/00,
to amela Salcedo, the mother & Salvador
Salcedo, the father, in Polk County.
for 'subsequent adoption and. you are
hereby COMMANDEDto be and appear be-
fore MAGISTRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
in HEARING ROOM at 9:00"A.M. on
WEDNESDAY the 11th of October, 2006, for
this hearing at POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, COURTROOM-Juvenile Division
Hearing Room- 5C1 Floor, 255 N. Broad-
way, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN PERSON
WILL BE TREATED AS A CONSENT TO
THE TERMINATION 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 PARENTAL
RIGHTS,
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN AT-
TORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTOR-
NEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND RE-
QUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT YOU
AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT
ONE.
"In accordance with the Americans With
C~'iabiles A~.: persons wiln dcsabiliies need
ing a special accommodalion lo participate in
irns proceeding should contact ine Cnldren &
Families Legal Department at. 1055 US High-
way 17 North, Bartow, Florida 33830, Tele-
phone: 863-534-0062 not later than seven
days prior to the proceeding; If hearing im-.
paired, (TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V) 1-
800-955-8770; via Florida Relay Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
B', Debbie Stlirion
as his Deputj Clerk.
(CLERK'S SEAL)
July24, 31, Aug 7, 14, 2006-2276


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
K.T. DOB: 06/04/1993
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2002-DP-15571 00XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JAVAR ROGERS a/k/a JAVAAR
ROGERS
ADDRESS ,UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that, a
i-t.rli.r under oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the permanent
commitment of
K.T., a male child, born on'06/04/93, to
Ponchitti Thomas, the mother & Javar
Rogers a/k/a Javaar Rogers, the father, in
Polk County.
for subsequent adoption and you are
hereby COMMANDEDto be and appear be-
fore MAGISTRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
in HEARING ROOM at 9:00 A.M. on
WEDNESDAY the 11th of October, 2006, for
this hearing at POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, COURTROOM-Juvenile Division
Hearing Room- 5C1 Floor, 255 N. Broad-
way, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN PERSON
WILL BE TREATED AS A CONSENT TO,
THE TERMINATION 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 PARENTAL
RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN AT-
TORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTOR-
NEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND. RE-
QUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT YOU
AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT
ONE.
"In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Children &
Families Legal Department at 1055 US High-
way 17 North, Bartow, Florida 33830, Tele-
phone: 863-534-0062 not later than seven
days prior to -the proceeding. If hearing im-
paired, (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)
July 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 2006-2277

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
I.L.E. PROPERTIES, INC., a Florida corpora-
tion,
Plaintiffs,
VS
DOREEN M. PARRIS,
Defendant.
CASE NO:
2005CA-006322
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on
June 6, 2006, this case now pending in the
above Court, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 9:00 a.m. on August 9, 2006,
at the 2nd Floor Jury Lounge of the Polk
"County Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, Florida, as more specifi-
cally set forth in Schedule "F" attached hereto,
the following described following:
Lot 15, Block 399, INDIAN LAKE ES-
TATES, Unit 14, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 40, page 21,
Public Records of Polk County, Florida.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in


this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (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 Sqrvice 711.
DATED this 10th day of July, 2006.
RICHARD WEISS
As Clerk
BY: 1sl Laureen Richardson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 24, 31, 2006-2261


The Polk County Democrat


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
LEAMON L. STARLING,
Deceased.
File No:
06 CP-1709
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
AND NQTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of LEAMON
L. STARLING, deceased, whose date of death
was July 4, 2006,,File Number 06 CP-1709, is
.pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33830. The estate is testate and the
date of the Will and any.Codicils are May 8,'
2006. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
Sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons on whom a copy of
this Notice of Administration is served must file
any objections that challenge the.validity of the
will the qualiliCalons or Ine personal represen-
talive venue, or lurisalcion or this Court, by fil-
ing a paetion or olner pleading rceuesling relief.
With this Court in accordance wiln Ine Florida
Probale Rules WITHIN THREE MONrTHS %F-
TER THE DATE OF THE SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All creditors or Ihe decedenl and other per.
sons naving claims or demands againsI dece-
denl's estate including unmalured coniingenl
or unliquidaled claims on whom a copy or mis
notice is served must file nteir claims wiln Ins
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PLIBLICA
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPT OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other credilors 0l Ihe decedent and olner
persons having claims or demands against Ine
decedentrs esiale including unmalured con-
lingenr and unliquidaied claims. musl rile heir
claims wlh this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF.
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLIC
TION 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 DE.
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED
Tne dale ofl he lirsi puoiDcallcnr 01 Itrs No
tice is July 24. 2006
Personal Representative:
OLETA KAY ARRINGTON
1218 Driggers Road
Lithia, Florida 33809
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Richard A. Miller, Esquire
Florida Bar No: 328911
Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A.
Post Office Box 8169
- Lakeland, Florida 33802-8169
(863) 688-7038
July 24, 31, 2006-2270


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-.
CIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, SUCCES-
SOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MU-
TUAL HOME LOANS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
MERCEDES M. DALBEY
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.: 2006-CA-000492
Division#: Section 11
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS. HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of FinaliJudgment of Foreclosure
dated July 6 2006,.entered in Civil Case
No. 2006-CA-000492 of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit'in and for
POLK County, Florida, wherein WASHING-
TON MUTUAL BANK, SUCCESSOR IN IN-
TEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL HOME
LOANS; INC., Plaintiff and MERCEDES M.
DALBEY are defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE
JURY LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255 NORTH
BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDAji
AT 9:00 AM, MAIN ENTRANCE IS QN
CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY AVAILABLE
ON BROADWAY AVENUE. August 10.
2006, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 107, SHADY HAMMOCK, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 86, PAGE 15. PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.-TO-
GETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1987 CY-
PRESS RIVER MOBILE HOME IDENTIFICA-
TION NUMBER CY28040911716A AND.
HMLCC28040911716B.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida. Please notethat the main
entrance is located on Church Street. No
entry is possible from Broadway Avenue.
In the event any temporary change of lo-
cation is necessary, the Clerk shall post a "
Notice of Change" at Ire sale locaii; i di-
recting the bidders to the temporary sale
location. .
If you are a person with disabilities whoe
needs any accorrmo.dati-ri iI order to p. ,r-
ticipate in this proceeding ,cju 3re enTried
at no cost to otu. to the pro.i.,iori ot cer.
tain assistance. Please -:oniac( the Iri ce
of the Court Administrator, I 863; 534-
4690, with n t[o (2) wvorkrng da, o:r ,our
receipt of this notice: f .,ou are hearing ;r
voice impaired, call TDD I863 534-7..
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Fldrida, this 7th day
of July. 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 24, 31, 2006-2260



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
FRITZ H. JAMES,
Plaintiffs
vs.
DOROTHY MAE ROLLINS a/k/a DOROTHY
R. HOWAPD, JANE DOE, JOHN DOE, un-
known spouses, lineal descendants, heirs, de-.
visees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, and all other claimants claiming by
through under or against the deceased; or
claiming by, through, under or against some
corporation, domestic or foreign, that has been
dissolved or which is not known to be existing
or dissolved; or claiming by through, under or
against some organization which operated or
did business under a name indicating a corpo-
ration; or claiming otherwise as the case may
be,


Defendant(s)'
CASE NO.:
06-CA-1974 SEC 4.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO Defendants:
DOROTHY MAE ROLLINS a/k/a DOROTHY
R. HOWARD, JANE DOE, JOHN DOE, un-
known spouses, lineal descendants, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, Ilenors,
creditors, trustees, and all other claimants
claiming by through under or against the
deceased; or claiming by, through, under
or against some corporation, domestic or
foreign, that has been dissolved or which Is
not known to be existing or dissolved; or
claiming by through, under or against some
organization which operated or did busl-


ness under a name indicating a corpora-
tion; or claiming otherwise as the case may
be
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title on the following real property in POLK
County, Florida:
The South 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW
1/4 of the SW 1/4.of Section 12, Town-
ship 31, South, Range 23 East, Polk
County, Florida, LESS right-of-way for
Old Highway 37.
has been filed against.you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on SHARI N. HINES,
ESQ. of the law offices of SHARI N. HI-
NES, P.A., whose address is 4300 N. Uni-
versity Drive, Suite A-102, LaUderhill, FL
33351, on or before August 11 2006 and
file the original with the Clerk of,this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs attorney
or immediately thereafter, otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on July 6. 2006.
Clerk of.the Court
by /s/ Mary Ann Ray
As Deputy Clerk
.(SEAL)
July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2006-2136



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
G-T, J. DOB: 10/03/05
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2005-DP-183847-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JOSEFINA CUEVAS A/K/A JO-
SEFINA MORALES CUEVAS
A/K/A. JOSEFINA R., CUEVAS
A/K/A MORALES CUEVA JOSE-
FINA-A/K/A JOSEFINA MO-
RALES A/K/A JOSEFINA MO-
RALESCUEVAS A/K/A JOSE-
FINA MORALESCUERVAS A/K/A
JOSEFINA MORALESRIOS
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY'-NOTIFIED that a
Petition under oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the permanent
commitment of '
G-T, J., a male child, born on 10/03/05;
to JOSEFINA CUEVAS A/K/A JOSEFINA
MORALES CUEVAS A/K/A JOSEFINA R.
CUEVAS A/K/A MORALES CUEVA JOSE-
FINA-A/K/A JOSEFINA MORALES A/K/A
JOSEFINA MORALESCUEVAS A/K/A JOSE-
FINA MORALESCUERVAS A/K/A JOSEFINA
MORALESRIOS, the Mother, and Unknown.
Father, in Polk Cournt. Florida.
for subsequent adoption and you are
hereby COMMANDEDto be and appear be-
fore MAGISTRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
in HEARING ROOM at 9:00 A.M. on
.WEDNESDAY the 2nd of August, 2006, for
this hearing at POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, COURTROOM-5C-1, 255 N. Broad-
way, BARTOW, FLORIDA
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN PERSON
WILL BE TREATED AS A CONSENT TO
THE TERMINATION 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 PARENTAL
RIGHTS.,
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN AT-
TORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTOR-
NEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND RE-
QUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT YOU
AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT
,ONE.
"In accordance with the Americans .With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Children &
Families Legal Department at 1055 US High-
way 17 North, Bartow, Florida 33830, Tele-,
phone: 863-534-0062 not later than seven
days prior to.the proceeding. If hearing im-
paired, (TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V) 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By DebbieStinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
July 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 2006-2207






IN THE CIRCUIT. COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES T.. GRIFFITHS A/K/A
.JAMES THOMPSON GRIFFITHS,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
06CP-1675
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JAMES
T. GRIFFITHS A/K/A JAMES
:THOMPSON GRIFFITHS, deceased, File
No. 06CP-1675, is pending-in the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box
.9000, Bartow, Florida 33831. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmiatured, contingent
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
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent 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 No-
tice is July 24. 2006.
Personal Representative:
ROGER D. GRIFFITHS
1023 W. Lake Eloise Terrace
Winter Haven, Florida 33884
KENNETH A. GRIFFITHS
3345 Woodrow Way
Atlanta, GA 30319
Attorney for Personal Representative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 024090
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Post Office Box 3545


Lakeland, Florida 33802
Telephone: 863/682-1178
July 24, 31,-2006-2268




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Public Notl es


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC..
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
ROSEMBER P. MALDONADO; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING,
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE
ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 2004-CA-002142
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
July 5, 2006, entered in Civil Case No. 2004-
CA-002142 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County; Flor-
ida, wherein MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff
and ROSEMBER P. l',ALDOJADOU are defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash, AT THE JURY LOUNGE, SECOND
FLOOR; POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW,
FLORIDA, AT 9:00 AM, MAIN ENTRANCE IS
ON CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY AVAIL-
ABLE ON BROADWt.Y AvE c.n Alugusi 9
2006, the follow-ng described property as sei
forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 106, LESS THE SOUTH 10.00 FEET
THEREOF, AND ALL OF LOT.107 QF PLAT
OF UNIT NUMBER 1 OF LAKE REGION ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14,
PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales.are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 NJornh Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida.. Please note that the main.en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the. Clerk
.will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with a- disability who
needs ar, j.:conmrniodatior ;n order to par-
ticipate in ih.s proceeding, you are enti-
tied, at no cost to you, to the pro.;.i;orn of
certain .asistance Pleas~ e contact the Of-
fice ot the Court n .dmiritrator, (863)
534-1690, wOthnr, trwo 2) -c.rking days of
your receipt of this notice, if-you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED al B4RTOW Fioroa Ihis 11th day
of July, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
POLK County, Florid
By:/s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July.24, 31,2006-2262




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR Polk
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVI-
SION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DALE A. LEIFHEIT, JR., deceased,
Deceased..
File No'. .
.. :'-', 06-CP-1 729
NOTICE. TO.. CREDITORS
The administration of the estate 'of
DALE A, LEIFHEIT, JR., deceased, whose
13ite f cf.1 aih >was February 1.7 2006, File
ijumter I.6:.-C-1729, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate
Division the address of which is Probate
D,.ilon, Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box'9000, Bar-
tow, FL 33831-9000. The names and ad-
dresse-; of the per-.,r'zii r.erceri[ati. e and
the personal reprC-eenrit..e' tc.re-, are
set forth below.
Ail creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands again2r
decedent's estate or .nom ra cop, or rhs
notice has been served must file their
claims with .this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. "
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having 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 DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of firstpublication of.this no-
tice is July 31, 2006.
Personal Representative:
Linda Leifheit
1710 East Lake Cannon Drive
Winter Haven, FL'33881 1
Attorney for Personal Representative:
DEBRA L. CLINE, ESQUIRE
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 0252735
Peterson & Myers, P.A.
141 5th Street, NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 294-3360
July 31, Aug. 7, 2006-2314




IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
I.L.E. PROPERTIES, INC., a Florida corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
v.
ALEX V. HIPONA, JR., ALEXANDER DE
VERA and INDIAN LAKE ESTATES, INC.,
Defendants.

CASE NUMBER:
2006CC-002038
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ALEXANDER DE'VERA
Last Known Address:
2318 North Roosevelt Street
Arlington, VA 22205-1936
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a foreclosure of a
vendor's lien, has been filed against you, to it
on Petitioner's attorney, BRUNO F. DeZAYAS,
ESQUIRE, 5116 South Lakeland, Drive, Lake-
land, Florida 33813, or Post Office Box 6455,
Lakeland, Florida 33807, on or before August
23, 2006, and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court, at the Polk County Courthouse,
P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831. Otherwise,


a default will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint, and Lis Pen-
des has been filed regarding the following de-
scribed real property:
Lot 1, Block 414, INDIAN LAKE ESTATES,
Unit 15, according to the plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 40, page 48, public records of
Polk County, Florida.
DATED July 24, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Said Court
By Is/ Vanessa Marshall
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 31, Aug 7, 2006-2309


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
ROBERT KARAN,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EUGENE ROBINSON a/k/a EUGENE A: RO-
LINSTON, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS OF EUGENE
ROBINSON A/K/A EUGENE A. ROLINSTON,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST EUGENE
ROBINSON A/K/A EUGENE A. ROLINSTON;
MARTHA GREEN, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS OF MAR-
THA GREEN AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST MARTHA GREEN, AND ALL UN-.
KNOWN 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 AND CREDITORS,
OR OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING INTER-
ESTS BY, THROUGH OR UNDER THOSE
UNKNOWN NATURAL PERSONS; AND ALL
CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES.
NATURAL OR CORPORATE. OR WHOSE
EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN,
CLAIMING UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE
NAMES OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS, OR
ALL PARTIES HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREAFTER DE-
SCRIBED,.
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2006CA-002459-0000-WH-Sec 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EUGENE ROBINSON a/k/a EUGENE A.'
ROLINSTON, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS OF EUGENE
ROBINSON A/K/A EUGENE A. ROLINSTON,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST EUGENE
ROBINSON A/K/A EUGENE A. ROLINSTON;
MARTHA GREEN, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS OF MAR-
THA GREEN AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST MARTHA GREEN. et al.,
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet
Tax Deed Title regarding the following de-
scribed property in Polk County, Florida:
LOT 18, BLOCK E, SUB-DIVISION OF SAM-
PLE BROS., ADDITION TO HAINES CITY,
ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 52,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA .
has been filed against you, and you are re2
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any,.to it on: Mark G. Turner, Es-
quire, the Plaintiff's Attorney, whose address is
Post Office Box 2295, Winter Haven, Florida
33883-2295 on or before August 16, 2006, and
file the original with the clerk of this court either
before service on plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
DATED on June 28, 2006.
RICHARD.M.WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/sl Alice Fowler
Deputy Clerk
(Court'Seal)
July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2006-2099

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: GLENN ERNEST TATE, JR.'aka.
GLENN E. TATE. Deceased

PROBATE NO. 05CP-0988
NOTICE
TO: MARIAN FRANCES TATE, address un.
known
Please take notice that there has been de-
posited with the undersigned by
JETTY LUCINDA NESMITH, PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
the total sum of $1,795.25, representing
proportioned interest in said estate guardi-
anship of the above named person, which
funds, if not claimed by the owner, will
upon or immediately after FEBRUARY 8,
2006, be transmitted to the Comptroller of
Florida in accordance with Section 733.816,
Florida Statues, after deducting costs of
the publication of this notice and Clerk's
fee.
DATED this 26th day of July, 2006, at Bar-
tow, Polk County, Florida.
Richard Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marilyn S. Wise
July 31. Aug. 7, 2006-2311


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE. STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M-R.W. DOB: 04/26/2003
B.W. DOB: 01/24/2001
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
.OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO,
53-2002-DP-383400-XX
53-2003-DP-238500-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
HEATHER MILLER
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition under oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the permanent
commitment of
M-R.W., a female child, born on 04/26/
2003, and B.W., a female child, born on
01/24/2001, to Heather Miller, in Polk
County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and you are
hereby COMMANDEDto be and appear be-
fore MAGISTRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON,
in HEARING ROOM at 1:30 P.M. on Wednes-
day the 13th of September, 2006, for this
hefring.at POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM-Juv Division Hearing Room
5C-1, 255 N. Broadway, BARTOW, FLOR-
IDA,
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN PERSON
WILL BE TREATED AS A CONSENT TO
THE TERMINATION 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 PARENTAL
RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN AT-
TORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTOR-
NEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND RE-.
QUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT YOU'
AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT
ONE.
"In accordance with the Americans With


Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Children &
Families Legal Department at 1055 US High-.
way 17 North, Bartow, Florida 33830, Tele-
phone: 863-534-0062 not later than seven
days prior to the proceeding. If hearing im-
paired, (TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V) 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Melanie Komorowski
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
July 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 2006-2307


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
IRIS M. LINDEMUTH
Deceased
File No.:
06CP-1792
Division: PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
SThe administration of the estate of IRIS M.
LINDEMUTH ..deceased, whose date of
death was July 3, 2006. and wnose Social Se-
curity Number is 295-40-9603, is pending in
the C-rcuol Court for Polk County Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box
9000/Drawer CC4, Bartow, Florida 33831 The
names and addresses or Ihe personal repre.
sentlaive and ire personal represenilaive s al-
torney are set lonh Delow
All creditors of the aecedenr and other per.
sons having claims or demands against dece-
deni s eslale on whom a copy or Irns notice
ras been served music file Iheir clairrs wirn Iris
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF.
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLIC,.
TIOr OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAy'S AFTER
THE TIME OF SERVICE OF /, COP OF
THIS IjOTICE ON THEM
Ai4 olner credilirs of ine decedert and other
persons having ClaiiTs ocr oemanas against dCe
ceaerl s eSiaie mut iiie inerir claims willn irs
court WIJTHINl 3 MONTH-S AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PI.IBLICATIIIl OF THIS NO-.
TICE
,ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILELE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTAIJLDilIG THE TIMr.E PERIOD"
SET FORTH ABOVE I.'i LL"AL1 FILED
TWO 12) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE.
CEDENT S DATE OF DEATH IS B.AiRED
S The dale of 1,rsl puolicalsi-n oi Iris n. :,, -e i-
July 31 2006
Personal Reprc rnail, e
Allied W Min.:n.
851 Rolling 'VJ000 Lanie
La-eiana Fico,.ia 33813
Allorney for Feisornl Riepi ,rl. al.e
Glen T Sr.ei.)
Florida Bar No. 285269
SHELBY,.VEDflJA & STARGEL LL. ,
902 South Flr.da 4 e.-nueu ui i10
Lakeland, FI:,,oLia 3i380
Telephnor, e i.' 5J ..1)
July 31 Aug Iljr. :'



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY;
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MACIE LEON DONALD,
Deceased.
File No..
06CP-1 390
NOTICE TO: CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Macie
Ledn 'Donald, deceased, whose date of
death was December. 17, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number is'265-69-
.3563, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post I-lr'I e B.- 'Il..lj,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and arre.: i: r. he personal rep-
resentative and. h- p.er.,nal representa-
tive's attorney are'set forth below.
All creditors of the-decedent and other
persons having claims ordemands'against .
decedent's estate, on whor a copy of this
notice has been served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THF i. L- T-
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE .-F Ti-IF
'FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
[C- i, AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
C''i- r OF TH'I NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having 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 DECE-,
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is July 31 2006.
Personal Representative:
Connie D. Donald
1990 East Marshall Street
Bartow, Florida 33830
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Marshall McDonald, .II, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0289851
1070 East Indiantown Road, Suite 312
Jupiter,. Florida 33477 ...
Telephone: 561-748-2233
July 31, Aug. 7, 2006-2312






POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2006-1272
SALE DATE: 8/22/2006.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED '
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
BANKATLANTIC
the holder of the following certificates,
has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued 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.
9096
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/28/2004
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
MOUNTAIN SUB PB 35 PG 8 BLK E
LOTS 6 & 7 LESS R/W FOR SR
#35 (US 17)
Section 34, Township ,31, Range
2 5
PROPERTY ID NUMBER: 34-31-25-
474300-005060
Name in which assessed: FRANCISCA L
MIRELES ORTIZ
All of said property being in the County of
Polk, State of Florida. To redeem property,
payment must be made by Cashier's Check
or Money Order. NO PERSONAL CHECKS
WILL BE ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such certificate
or certificates will be sold to the highest
bidder for CASH at the Polk CountyCourt-
house, Main Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date of sale, on
the second Thursday in the Month of
August which is the 22nd day of August
2006 beginning at 8:30 A.M. with lunch
recess at Noon, until completion; and, if
necessary, continue on a day to day basis
under the same conditions as the first sale
day, during the regular hours of the Clerk's
Office until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS


WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO REVIEW TAX DEED SALES
SHOULD CONTACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT, 255 N.
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830-
9000 TELEPHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
'534-4529.
DATED this 7/14/2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: MARY ANN PETROVICH
July 20, 27, July 3, 10, 31, 2006-2226


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN ROBERTHIATT .
Deceased.
File No.:
06-CP-1749
NOTICE TO CREDITORS,
The administration of the estate of JOHN
ROBERT HIATT, deceased, whose date of
death was April 26, 2006, is pending in the Cir-
cuit.Court for Polk County. Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is P.O. Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representatives' at-
Iorney are set ortrn oelow
All credlIors of the decedent ana oiner per-
sons naving claims or demands against dece-
denl a eslale on whom a copy of this notice
has Deen served must file their claims with Inls
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF.
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
STON OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY.OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other credilors of me decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against de.
cedeni s esrale must lile Iner claims win in.s
C.url WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE,
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATIOIq OF THIS IrO.
TWICE
ALL CLAiLf.S NOT SO FILED WITHIN TilE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733 702 IF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FORE 'ER BARRED
rJOTWITHSTAr.jDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECE-
DENT S DATE OF DEATH 13 BARRED
Tne dale of IlrSt pubDcairon ctf nis notice is
July 31 2006
Personal Represenialrie
Joan Springec H-air
4302 Crystal Beacr Road
Winler Haven Florlda 33880
Attorney for Personal Represenarlve
Ciag A Munrd. E.q
Florida Bar No 08964J70
Coai A Mundi, P A
J'27 S'oulhlorl DL .e

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Jul, J l :t Aug 7" 2i .23J13



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION.
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE EQCC ASSET
BACKED CERTIFICATES.SERIES 2001-1F,
Plaintiff.
vs.
RALPH MALDONADO, et al..
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-2367
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RALPH MALDONADO -
(Current Address)
6533 NEWMAN CIRCLE, LAKELAND, FL
33811
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RALPH MAL-
DONADO
(Current Address)
6533 NEWMAN CIRCLE, LAKELAND, FL
33811'
JOHN DOE
(Current Address)
6533 NEWMAN CIRCLE, LAKELAND, FL
33811
JANE DOE
(Current Address)
6533 NEWMAN CIRCLE, LAKELAND, FL
33811
YOU ARE IOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on'the following described
property.
LOT 27, OF SHEPHERD SOUTH,,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6,1; PAGE 23, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, 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 Seg:
member 1. 2006 a date which is within thirty
(32) days after the.first publication of this No-
tice in the POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT and
file the Original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
In accordance With the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the Clerk
of the Circuit Court at thq Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255 North Broad-
way, Bartow, FL 33830, Phone (863)
534-4488 not later than se.ern days prior
to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 27th day of July. 2006.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Xochitz Munor
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
July 31, Aug. 7, 2006-2316



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR CREDIT SUISSE FIRST
BOSTON HEAT 2005-2,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
MICHAEL ADAMS, IF LIVING; AND IF DEAD,
THE UrjfO,','rJ SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GAIllTEE,. ASSIGNEES. LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST ROBERT
MICHAEL ADAMS; VICTORIA ADAMS, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
: ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,. UNDER OR
AGAINST VICTORIA ADAMS; MORTiGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
06-CA-1333
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 18. 2006 entered in Civil Case No. 06-CA-
1333 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 JURY LOUNGE, SECOND
FLOOR at the POLK County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 17 day of August 2006
the following described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 515, THE MEADOWS,...AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT,
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 65, PAGE. 24, 25,
26, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
uiirnlis frnm thp slIn if anv nther


trainr ne oro'erty onrer as oi trr daj
of the lis Derdens r must til a .-1 n.
within 60 days after the sale
All sales are o1 be held at irie Jury Loungi
Second floor, ol Ine Poll, Couny rCunnouse
located al 255 Norin Biqad iay Avenue Bar-
Ilow Florida Please noie Ihat Ine main en-
trance is located on Cnurch Streel No entry
SIs possible Irorr Broadway Avenue In the
event any temporary change is necessary.
the Clerk will post a Notice ol Change at
Sthe sale location directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location
if you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are eniiiied at no cost to
you. to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Ollce of min Court Admihis-
ralor (863) 534-4690, wilhin rwo:(2) working
days of your receipt ol this notice; if you are
Sneanng or voice impaired. call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 20th day of July. 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s' Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
July 31, Aug.7, 2006.2308 ,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
J. DAMION BOYCE and CHRISTINA M
JOHNSON-BOYCE.
Plantil
vs
J. BENSON WOODALL as Trustee of the
Trust No. 3541D Land Trust Agreement,
dated August 22, 1997, ario ine unkno.Z',n
spouses. heirs devisees grail.eei .:.dl.: ri
or other padres claiming by Iniougn uri'lr or
against the above natural persons an.l irhe
several and respective unknown .iragna suc-
cessors in interest lruslee: :-i .any ,in.rr, per-
son claiming by. ihrougri under cr gainrl .ans r
corporation or otner legal nriiit naiT.t e, 3 a
delendant
Defendants
CASE NO.:
06CA-2743
Section No 7
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ALL ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS
and all orner parties by inrcugon lunri, or
against inem and all unkri.:.rn nilur3l per-i,:r.
,I alive and II aead or rnot i rilCnoi Io e aeaa or
alive. their several ana resecih.e unlnic*n
-p ',:u se s rie n,3 d e,., ,e i ,i'a n le e s- a n iri:. 'r
5nr olrnei palueis laTilmng t.y irnougun ci unrJde
frio e u ,now.vvn persons ar., any reipe-Cl .e
unklr.nOwn assgOiS 5uLce .c. Ii'In ;,,, eral I'uiJ
laes or oiner person claiming Dy, Irrougr urn
:aer or against any ot the Defendants.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT 3 aclion -ec.
Ing to loreclose your inieresl in ana j i., i, ei
I.wirg properly i'n Polk County, .Florida,:in
which you may claim an inleres
Lot 7, Block B. WINSTON HEIGHTS. ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
.Book 45, Page 22, Public Records ol Polk
iCounty, Florida
has t-e, iri' against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your vrittern de-
fenses, if any, to it on Lisa'B. Lott, Plaintiff's at-
.torney, nvose. acdad-: is Post Office Box
3545, La3erland Fi.r daj 33802-3545, within
thirty'(30) days of the first publication of this
Noli.ce ol Acion arn, w ir. ie Ou, .rr,ai .iii i r.I
Cile c.l Ihi5 Co uri inr,. Del.:,re -er..;-e .:..
Plainitl S allorrne or iTirnedi ael, ierei-t31i If
Oiu lai to dO so r n or ioreloi se 3a d.ale a -
fauil wll oe declared .aagadin i ,u Ior ~ re i
.emardoed Ihe Comiplaint.
:,ATED July 26 2006
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Courts
By: /s/ Mary Murphy
SDeputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 31, Aug. 7,14, 21. 2006-2317.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
JAZCO PROPERTIES IV, LTD.
Plaintiff,.
vs.
DAVID PRAKASH DEY ,''.. D DEY; IN-
DIVIDUALLY AND AS TRFi.rTEE OFTHE
TRUST NO. 1922 MILLER TRUST DATED
.JULY 30, 2004; THE ULKIlj.l.\"JEl BEjEFiF- I-
ARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES. CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST TRUST NO 1922 MILLER TRUST
DATED JULY 30, 2004; ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2006-CA-1924
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES,
HEIRS DEVISEES GRANITEES, ASSIGN-
EES, L.ENORSO CREDITORS TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIf.tIIG Arj
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST TRUST NO 1922 MILLER TRUSTT
DATED JULY 30, 2004
L.a S knownn address UriJK O\'jl'O J'
If alive, and if dead, all partner clai ing iere:
by, through, under or agarnsi DAVID
PRAKASH DEY A/K/A C)AVl DEli 11iN4I
VIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE
TRUST NO. 1922 MILLER TRUST DATED
JULY 30, 2004; THE UNKNOWN BENEFICI-
ARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
5SIGNEES. LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING'
AN INTEREST B;, THROUGH UNiDER OH
AGAINST TRUST NO r192?2 MILLER TRUST
DATED JULY 30 2004 anrd all parlne. hai,,,c
or claiming I. ha.e an, r.rii ili I.. ri,. i.-, n
Ine property desCitedi rerein
YOULI RE INOTIFIEt that an action for.
Foreclosure ol t.ortgage oin the following
described property:
LOT 13, BLOCK 3, NORTH SECTION,
LAKE HOWARD COVE OF PINES SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1,6, PAGE 40, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you arid you are. re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defenses
to it, if any, to it, on MARISOL MORALES, At-
torney for Plaintiff, whose address is 2901
STIRLING ROAD, FT LAUDERDALE, FL
33312, either within 32 days after the first pub-
lication of this notice, or on or before Septenm-
ber 1, 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 ag.aini[ .:.u lur ire rei .
Demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Couir
this 26thday of July. 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Xochitz Munor
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)

July 31, Aug. 7, 2006-2310


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HORSE APARTMENT
FOR SALE FOR RENT


MINI HORSE, gray dapple Registered
AM HR 35", stud. 5 years old. Negative
Coggins. $850. 533-0146.
PETS FOR SALE
MALTESE PUPPIES. 7 weeks old,
shots, health certificate, 3 females, 2
males $500 each. Call anytime 661-
9168.
VEHICLE
FOR SALE.
1987 CHEVROLET S-'O red/black-pan-
els over bed Negotiate. 863-285-1258

94 CHEVY 1500 extended cab. every-
thing works great. $5,500. OBO. 97
Chrysler Sebring convertible Excellent
Condition, $6.500 OBO 537-3018 leave
message.
1989 CHEVY S-10, 4 wd, automatic, air,
60.000 original miles, diamond plate tool
box, mechanically sound $2.850 firm.
533-9548 or 512-2457
1992 MERCURY Marquis LS. Blue,
looks good, runs good $3,500. AA Auto
molive 725 Broadway'E. Fort Meade.,
285-8983.

GENERAL ,'
HELP WANTED


ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLER OUT-
SIDE.job'with some computer experi-
ence. Valid Drivers Licens.- Age eighl-
een or over, Can 'oilow verbal direchons
read maps. Good attitude-and honest.
Can keep files and paper work filled out.
some experience with GPS. Able to work
in all,types of weather. No Chemistry ex-
perience necessary, will train. Must be
able to lift up to sixty pounds: Will work
occasional Saturdays and attend re-
quired training classes. Equal opportuni-
ty employer Drug free work place. Fax
resume to.(863)285-8145.

EXPERIENCED HELP needed in Mul-
berry Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and
dinner. Call Kim Martin 604-8828 after
2:00 p.m.
FINR, LOCATED in Wauchula FL., is
currently accepting resumes for the Di-
rector of Residential Services for the In-
tensive Program. BS or BA in healthcare
or related field preferred, C.MWA. license
or EMS certification with management
experience required. $50,000.00 annual"
salary with excellent benefit package.
Please send resume to
annettedhr@finr.net or fax to 863-773-
2041. DFWP/EOE
FOSSILS,
I will pay you top dollar for your fossil
shark teeth. Big or small I will buy
them all. Zach 863-465-4158.
JRS-GEO SERVICES Drilling & Boring
Full time positions available
Call 425-0275
LAWN SERVICE work. No experience
necessary. Start $8.00 per hour. Call
224-0238.

MANAGER and MANAGER
TRAINEE, CLERK
Apply XYZ Liquors,
295 US Highway 17 South
Bartow, Florida

NEED MECHANIC. Monday-Friday Asc
preferred salary. Salary negotiable.
Cools Automotive, 1790 N. Park Avenue,
Bartow, 533-0109, ask for Brian.

PART/TIME CONSTRUCTION experi-
ence helpful. Transportation necessary.
863-399-3316.
PART/TIME PACKAGE flexible hours.
Apply XYZ Liquors, US Highway 17 S.,
Bartow, FL.


REPORTER Great opportunity for as-
piring journalist or someone who loves to
write. The Fort Meade Leader, a twice-
weekly newspaper covering the Fort
Meade area, is seeking a full-time report-
er. Assignments include everything from
politics to community features, from
school news to police and fire news.
Photography experience helpful, but we'll
train you. Writing experience preferred.
Must be self-motivated and interested in
community reporting. We are looking for
a good writer who likes variety. Good
grammar, typing and people skills are
essential. Computer experience a plus.
Benefits include 401K, insurance, vaca-
tion. Call Managing Editor Peggy Kehoe
or Publisher S.L. Frisbie, IV, at 863-533-
4183.

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


3' B, 2B, and 2B, 2B. No pets. Call Gib-
son and Wirt Inc. 533-3131'.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT all utilities
included, swimming pool. 533-5553.
FORT MEADE- 2 bedroom, 1 bath, small
clean, quiet. $415 month. $200 deposit.
No pets Call 863-397-3307 evenings.
FURNISHED .2 bedroom apartment.
Suitable for adults. No pets. $750
month, $400 security. Call Fort Meade
Motel 285-8040.
SMALL NICE efficiency $385 per
month King Real Estate Services., 863-
533-4119.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
WINTER HAVEN, 3 bedroom 1 bath..
deck and large yard. $800 per monih
plus deposit. 1115 30th Street, Winter
Haven 407-645-1432

HOUSE
FOR SALE
TOP NOTCH REALTY
Website www.topnotchrealty.org'

MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
NEW 2 bedroom, 1 .bath,'in small park
near Lake.Hendry $600 per month plus
deposit. 1-407-645-1432.
TWO BEDROOM/ 1 bath, central heat
and air, .screened-in room, carport,
washer-dryer hookups, quiet area.
$585/month. Furnished. 863-647-1958.

MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE


. 1984 70'X14', 2 bedroom/2 bath, CHA,
stove, refrigerator. Very good condition.
$6500 MUST BE MOVED. Call 863-
698-6876 and leave message.


2001 DOUBLEWIDE, 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
C,HA, spin plan on 1 acreland, applian-
ces. $120K firm 863-537-2101 or cell
944-7246 6475 Sink Hole Road 30 x 40
workshop Appraised at $130K
THREE-BEDROOM TWO-BATH double-
wide. Central heat and air.: All applian-
ces. New carpets. screened-in room On
one fenced acre. Great neighborhood.
Near Polk County line in Mulberry.
.$97,000..863-647-1958.

LOT FOR SALE
FORT MEADE, 2 side by side lots on
south Perry Avenue $30,000 each, OBO.
863-581-6479.

FOUND:
BLACK PUPPY area of Hack Lake. 533-
6294.

PERSONAL BAG, corner Shumate and
Clower. Call to describe 534-3070.

FREE
55-GALLON STEEL. Drums. Contain res-
idue of soy-based printing ink. Call for
availability, 533-4183.

DOGS FREE.to a good dogs. 9 month
old female Lab: mix. Male little over 1
year., old has chip and ,fixed.
Beagle/Spitz. 534-8328.
WOOD PALLETS. No two alike. Stack
stuff on 'em. Use 'em for firewood. Just
don't bring 'em back. Outside The Demo-'
crat, Florida Avenue and Summerlin
Street. Come help yourself.

NOTICE
I CHARLES, Moyer will not be responsi-
ble debts other than my own,

WANTED
ROOMMATE WANTED to share 3 bed-
room, 2 bath home. $600 and 1/2 utilit-
ies. Bartow, McAdoo Avenue. 519-2241.
WANTED
TO BUY
OLD BOTTLES. 1 pay cash for old bot-
tles. Tom-cell 813-310-5100.
SHARKS TEETH.
I pay more $$$ than anyone for your fos-
sil teeth. Big or small, I will buy them all
Zach -863-465-4158


USED FISHING Reels working or not.
533-9548.

GARAGE SALE
601 LYLE Parkway, Saturday, July 1,
8:00-? Furniture, pool table, tools, saws,
household items, miscellaneous.


FOR SALE


1997 HONDA 1100 Motorcycle American
Classic Edition. Lots of extras. 11,800
miles. Excellent condition. 863-581-
2372.
GE-PROFILE, APPLIANCES, dishwash-
er, microwave and range. $300 for all or
best offer. 533-3972.
LAND AND house and nursery. 4103 US
Hwy 17 North ,Bowling Green, Fl., 33834
863-375-2380.


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10 The Polk County Democrat July 31, 2006




ports News


Aces Golf Tournament To Raise Money


-0 With one in four workers in
Polk County without a high
school diploma, Polk Works has
made workforce education and
GED attainment one of its top
priorities for 2006-2007.
To raise funds for workforce
literacy, Polk Works is hosting
its third annual Aces Golf Tour-
nament in partnership with Jun-
ior Achievement.
Scheduled for Friday, Oct. 13.
at The Club at Eaglebrooke in
South Lakeland, the event
boasts a hole-in-one contest and
par three on every hole.
With the addition of a putting
contest, the tournament offers
more, than $1.5 million in poten-
tial prizes.
Boring Business Systems has


stepped forward to be the title
sponsor. More sponsorship op-
portunities are available to help
reach the goal of $100,000 in
proceeds.
In Polk County:
1 in 4 Polk workers does not
have a high school diploma.
Average earnings in Polk
lag behind Florida and the
United States.
Workers with at least a high
school education on average earn
$10,000 more annually than do
drop-outs.
There is a direct relation-
ship between business productiv-
ity and workforce education lev-
els
The proceeds will help in
these ways:


New Online Service Helps
Connect Recreational Athletes


SAM "BIG RED" SILAS shows local football Union Academy gave tips and tricks on playing
hopefuls the proper stance for an offensive line- different positions before signing autographs and
man on Satur'day, as part of the Union Academy sharing a hot dog lunch. I More photos in Thurs-
Grand Reunion. He and other NFL veterans from day's edition.) (Staff photo by Brett Lowe


Bartow High School Hires

Several New Coaches


Thomas E. Pfister has been
hired as the Bartow High School
baseball coach.
From 1985 to the present, he
has coached various teams from
ages 6 to 16 for Lakeland High-
lands Babe Ruth. Since 2003. he
has been a player and coa:h in
the central Florida men's
wooden bat baseball league.
From 1990 to 1994, he played
in the Roy Hobbs Baseball
League for the Winter Haven
Twins and the Lakeland Reds.
In 1991, he played for the Twins
as they came in third in the*Roy
Hobbs World Series that fea-


Polk County Leisure Services
department has announced their
next season of adult softball to
be held at the softball complex.
All games will be played at
Loyce E. Harpe Park (recently
re-named from Carter Road
Park. Harpe was the first
county Parks and Recreation di-
rector and was responsible for
the development of the park.
All leagues are double head-
ers with the first game starting
at 7:30 p.m. The entry fee is


Learn how to bow hunt for
free.
The course will be offered
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 2 dur-
ing the Florida Bowhunting
Jamboree at Citrus Wildlife
Management Area. conducted by
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
(FWC) Hunter Safety section
and the Florida Bowhunters
Council.
The jamboree has attracted
approximately 600 archers in the
past.-The participants competed
in shooting skills using broad-
head-tipped hunting arrows.
This year's added attraction is
the FWC's Bowhunting Course.
designed to meet the require-
ments of some states that re-
quire National Bowhunter Edu-
cation Foundation (NBEF' certi-
fication prior to purchasing a
bowhunting license.
Participants can expect to


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
The Polk County Democrat
190 S. FlorlJa V.c Bartow, FL 33830
863-533-4183
The Fort Meade Leader' .
25 W. Broadway Fort Meade, FL 33841
863-285-8625,


Miami Dolphin football fans
have a lot to cheer about in the
"off-season leading right up to the
pre-season.
That's thanks to a Miami Dol-
phins traveling exhibit being
showcased by the Dolphins on
the west side of the state making
the team more accessible to fans
everywhere.
The Southwest Florida Mu-
seum of History has debuted the
Miami Dolphins Gallery of Leg-
ends Tra\veling Exhibit a 40-
year team retrospective that
will run through Sept. 10 at the
Fort Myers museum. It is a first
for the Dolphins since the ex-
hibit (not even a year old)
opened at'Dolphins Stadium late
last fall.
Visitors can take a journey
through the 41-year history of


tured teams from the United
States and Europe.
He is a certified coach of the
National Youth Sports Coaches
Assn. and for Detroit Tigers Polk
Youth baseball.
His interests and activities in-
clude underwater photography,
reading, St. Louis Cardinals
baseball. kayaking, and scuba
diving.

Other new coaches at BHS
are swimming coach Nicole
Green and cross country coach
Julio Aulisio.


$300 per team with no addi-
tional individual fees.
Three leagues are now being
organized. The church league
will be on Mondays starting
Sept. 11, the co-ed league will be
on Tuesday starting Sept. 12,
and the men's "fun" league will
be on Thursdays starting Sept.
14.
MAi interested teams should
call Dick Wilsman, softball coor-
dinator, at 425-4483 or 660-
0750.


learn all aspects of bowhunting
including history of bowhunting,
safe and responsible
bowhunting, know your bow and
arrow, preparing for the hunt.
shot placement and game recov-
ery, use of elevated stands and
other techniques, outdoor pre-
paredness
Participants must bring all
equipment, including bow and
arrows. Instructors Lowe Morri-
son and Terry and Norma
Neenan are among the most ac-
complished and respected
bowhunting instructors in the
state.
Students should pre-register
for the course by calling the
FWC's Lake City Regional Office
at 386-758-0525. Students of all
ages may participate.
For more information on the
Jamboree, please see
http://www..floridabowhunters.or
g!.


the Miami Dolphins. They can
see memorabilia, photographs
and authentic game-used items
and other historical artifacts
from 1966 to the present.
Visitors \will be able to peruse
banners, photography, and dis-
play cases brimming with every-
thing from signed helmets, foot-
balls and shoulder pads, to
shoes, game programs and team
paraphernalia. Videos also trace
the journey of this remarkable
team through highlights and
commentary.


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


A new, free Web service can
make it easier for athletes in
Bartow and the surrounding
area to manage all their sports,
teams and leagues, and to match
up with and recruit other local
players this summer and fall for
all kinds of recreational activi-
ties.
The service. Sportsaite (www.
sportsvite.comi, 'has already
helped thousands of sports en-
thusiasts nationwide organize
their sports and recreational ac-
tivities and is being featured this
summer in national magazines
such as Shape and Fitness.
Whether fielding a softball
team, shooting a casual game of
hoops or enjoying outdoor adven-
tures like water skiing, hiking or
mountain biking, anything that
requires some athletic skill or
competitive spirit is easy to ar-
range using Sportsvite. Anyone
excited to hit the field or beach"
during the next summer week-
end with other local athletes at
their skill level can use Sports-
vite to organize their existing
teams, recruit new players or
send invites to their friends and
neighbors.
The Sports\vte service simpli-
fies the entire set-up experience
- team. games, players and lo-
cations so organizers can con-
centrate on game time. Team
captains and game organizers
can now plug in an entire season
schedule and set automatic re-
minders for game date, time and
location.
They can also know who's in
and who's out for games by
tracking players' responses, and
can set up practices, assign posi-
tions, discuss strategy, scope out
competition, upload pictures and
video and host post-game com-
mentary.
For post-game wrap-ups,
Sportsvite provides a central lo-
cation for tracking game results
and team records and mes-
sage boards to chat about high-
lights or talk trash. Later this
year, members also will be able
to track individual and team
stats and see who's got the in-
side track to be league MVP.
Nielsen NetRatings estimates
that 22 million Americans still


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Fort Meade.)


For every $2,000 raised,
Polk Works can sponsor a GED
class for 20 people.
For an additional $4.500,
100 more people can take the
GED test.
Junior Achievement pro-
rides materials for the successful
"Economics of Staying in School"
program to volunteers who teach
students throughout. Polk
County.
For every $2,500 raised, five
more classrooms can benefit
from this program.
For information about spon-
sorship opportunities, cIll Larry
Miller at 324-3022 or e-mail him
at larrymiller@spherion.com

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


use outdated means to organize
their sports and recreational ac-
tivities.
Sportsvite makes it easy to
find others with the right ath-
letic skills and attitude -
whether that's a group of laid-
back lightweights or a ringer to
help %\in games.
Members can search by zip
code for players in their chosen
sport and also by gender, age,
athletic profile and availability,
so it's easy for team captains or
other game organizers to recruit
free agents. Individual members
of Sportsvite can join up for
teams or groups in their home-
town. or someplace they're visit-
ing, working, or going to school.
With 11 million Americans
skipping sports because they
can't find enough people to field
a team or form a group, Sports-
vite can get a lot of people off the
couch and onto the field, and is a
valuable resource for sports fa-
cilities looking to fill all of their
time slots.
To get the inside track on new
features Sportsvite will be add-
ing this season, call Keith
Emmer at 212-920-9205 or e-
mail him at keith@sportsvite.
com.


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