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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Glades County Democrat
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven, Fla.
Moore Haven, Fla
Publication Date: December 11, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Moore Haven. Fla. Thursday, December 11,2008 Volume 83, Number 20


Glades at a
Glance


Mr. and Mrs. Santa
coming to Lakeport
Mr. and Mrs. Santa will be
at the Lakeport Community
Center on Monday, Dec. 22 to
visit with your children. They
will be arriving on a fire truck.
Please bring your children and
your camera and enjoy the fes-
tivities. Santa will have a gift for
each child.
The Lakeport Community
Association is sponsoring this
event and will have a chili sup-
per/ hot dogs and other food.
This will begin at 6 p.m. There,
willbe no:charge for the food.
S Come and enjoy yourself.
We invite you to join our
association and get involved
in the community. Please get
involved in your community.
The Sour Orange Festival will
be Saturday, Jan. 10. We need
workers. If you can help or
have questions about due costs
please call Jo at 863-227-4323.:

BBQ chicken dinner
.A BBQ chicken dinner is
planned for the American Le-
gion Post 299 at the Doyle Con-
ner Building in Moore Haven.
on Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. Sides in-
clude baked beans, cole slaw,
corn on the cob and a dinner
roll. Cost is $7.50 per dinner.
Come join us and support our
veterans. Contact post comr
mander Gordon Bryant at 863-
946-138,1.

FWC announces hog
hunt dates
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
announces a notice of intent to
issue permits for the purpose of
controlling the feral hog popu-
lation and protecting the eco-
logical values on the Fisheating
Creek Wildlife Management
Area, West of U.S. 27.
Permits will be issued for
two hog control time periods,
Dec. 12 14, and Dec. 19 -21.
Twenty-five permits will be is-
sued for each,hog control pe-
riod. Permits will be issued on
a first-come, first-serve basis to
individuals 16 years of age or
older. Permits will only be dis-
tributed at the Fisheating Creek
VWMA check-station at the FEC
Campground located on U.S.
Highway 27 in Palmdale, on
Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at
10a.m.
Permitees will be allowed to
take wild hogs with no size or
bag limit. The use of dogs for
capturing or taking hogs is pro-
hibited. Firearms will be limited

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MHHS: Athletes practice for games


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Basketball players use up a lot of energy at Moore Haven High School gym, Dec. 2.


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MHHS girls' soccer team practices and runs to prepare for competition.


Colorful



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information


Corps of Engineers
mobile tour can be
scheduled for a visit
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES COUNTY -- Resi-
dents along the west bank of
Lake Okeechobee have an op-
portunity to learn more about
south Florida's "liquid heart"
and the Herbert Hoover Dike
Rehabilitation Project. The
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(COE) has a mobile informa-
tion tour that began in Moore
Haven, Lakeport and neighbor-
ing communities that hug the
big lake. A colorful, custom de-
signed van will travel the lake,
:outfitted with a video and other
information about programs to,
protect the lake and strengthen
the old earthen dike.
Jason Crawford, COE van
driver, is an area resident from
Belle Glade and he understands
the concern and interest that
his neighbors may have for
their safety during storm sea-
son. The dike wall rehabilita-
tion process has begun.
"We can tell people more
about the work on the lake,"
Mr. Crawford said Dec. 4.
He had just completed a
:Van tour to the public library
in Moore Haven. The retrofit-
ted van is quite an eyeful with
its colorful illustrations cover-
ing the entire vehicle. It has a
TV set up so people can watch
a brief video about the' signifi-


chance of the lake to the health
of Florida's environment, and
about the safety of the people
who live nearby.
The earthen dike surround-
ing the lake is more than 70
years old. When construction
began in the 1930's, contem-
porary engineering methods
of the 1920's were used to con-
tain LakeOkeechobee waters,
according to COE officials. The
dike was built with earthen
materials dredged from the
lake and this sometimes allows
seepage which is normal for
this kind of levee. During the
1970's, the storage limit of wa-
ter was raised from 15.5 feetto
17.5 feet. This altered the func-
tion of the dike from flood con-
trol to those of a dam holding
back a reservoir of water. This
changed the entire physics of
the lake and its wall.
The'higher level of water
pushed against the dike walls,
and the pressure began to loos-
en the sediment. This is called
piping, which causes internal
erosion of the structure. Con-
gress endorsed the re-working
of the 143 mile dike in 2000.
Three contractors have been
commissioned to erect tests
panels for seepage in cutoff
walls.
Several months ago a con-
tractor, Haywood Baker, built
a test panel for a wall section
near Port Mayaca on the east
bank of the big lake. They
used a state of the art Japanese
method which uses a cutting
and mixing arm that combines
See Colorful Page 14


Glades traffic team examines surveys


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

MOORE HAVEN The Glades
County community traffic safety
team (CTST) met Dec., 4 with
representatives of local agencies
'and organizations.'The goal bof
the team is to work together in
order to make the county a safer
place for motorists, passengers,
pedestrians and cyclists.
Debra Stallings, FDOT, men-'
tioned that procedures to final-
ize the necessity for audible
markings applied to C.R: 74 are
almost complete. It is located in
west Glades County and leads


into Charlotte County. The nar-
row rural road is a truck route
with no shoulders. The audible
pavement markers can alert a
drowsy. motorist that,he is on
the edge of the road. The marker
paint shows up well a' night and
in rain, mentioned Ms. Stallings.
Sergeant Donald Watts,
GCSO, commented that he had
recently traveled C.R. 74 at night,
in the rain and seeing the ac;,
*tual road was difficult. Sergeant
Watts also delivered a November"
report from road patrol which
listed 252 citations given county
wide with 188 of those in Moore
Haven.
Donna Storter Long, com-


missioner, reports she has been
contacted by a Crescent Acres
resident who lived by a 90 de-
gree curve on Everett Road. A
vehicle missed that curve and
sfruck another vehicle, causing it
to collide with her residence. Ms.
Long mentioned the resident has
inquired about speed bumps.
The traffic team will need. to.
follow up on this item because it
is in a rural area with paved and
unpaved roads. More research
on criteria is needed to deter-
mine any action: Debra Stallings
noted that some barriers can be
installed on private property.
SAngelica Pena, CTST chair-
man and health department


representative, commented that
many agencies in the area help
each other because they share
. some of the same goals like the
health and safety of residents.
Agencies and organizations have
formed the Glades County Coali-
tion which has received results
on a drug alcohol survey com-
pleted by secondary students in
local schools.
One of the findings showed
that a higher percentage of stu-
dents are accepting rides from
adult and adolescent drivers
who have been drinking alco-
hol.. This topic and additional
survey results will be addressed
by the Glades County Coalition


meeting on Dec. 15 with CTST
and other agencies. The survey
will determine current behavior
in students and area agencies
can implement or modify their
goals.
S, "This will help us see where
we need to go," Ms. Pena said..
The CTST and FDOT are
making plans to have a booth
at the Christmas on the Calposa-
hatchee festival, Dec. 11.
Debra Stallings reminded the
team that signage will be a topic
at the next meeting.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com.


Amy Lundy receives award


"Teens Take.
Tallahassee" hosted
by Senator

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

FORT MYERS State Sena-
tor Dave. Aronberg, Glades
County officials and parents of
local high school students at-
tended a fund raising luncheon
for the fifth annual "Teens Take
Tallahassee." The fund raiser
also served as a salute to young
participants from Glades and


Lee Counties, and to program
organizers. The program allows
teenagers to observe how state
government works .by visiting
Florida's capitol. Senator Aron-
berg became a mentor of the
program which was started by
his predecessor, the late Sena-
tor Tom Rossin.
The event was held Dec. 2
at the Pelican Preserve Coun-
try Club in Fort Myers. Business
and community leaders join
together to honor outstanding
Southwest Floridians for .their
service to the community. The
annual luncheon is the primary
source for funding the program.


It is a non-partisan turnout and
donations are received at the
event whichwill pay for the trip
to Tallahassee.
"It was an excellent affair
with good attendance," said
Joe Flint, Glades County clerk
of courts.
Southwest Florida high
school students travel to the
state capitol during the legisla-
tive session and watch elected
officials and government work-
ers actively partake in senate
and house procedures. Local
Moore Haven High School stu-
dents and their chaperones are
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Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found ndt guilty,
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it.



Reno Aldeus, 27
*Belle Glade
-tRobbery by
sudden snatching
wihhou a fIrearm or
weapon
Arrested Dec. 8
Released Dec.
8 under his own
recognizance


Derrick Beckford, 25
*Belle Glade
*Burglary
of occupied
r conveyance
*Kionap lalse
impnsonmerri -
adu
Arrested Dec 7
No bond has been
set for release

Christopher Peterson, 36
SSouth Bay
-Smuggle
contraband into
prison Inmate
introduce remove or
possess
Arrested Dec. 3
Bond has been set
to $6,000


Tige Holt, 38
*South Bay
-Smuggle
contraband into
prison Inmate
Introduce remove or
possess
Arrested Dec. 4
No bond has been
sel for release

Jessica L. Ray-Pagan, 27
S* Clewislon
*Larceny thne Is
between $300 to
$5.000
-pDeahng in stolen
arrested IJ4
Arrested by Deputy
J Hunt

Theadore R. Henry, 20

.Clewislon
*Larceny theft is
between $300 to
$5000
Arrested Dec 3
Arrested by Sgt.
Scruggs


Shawn M. Dykes, 41

*Clewlslon
-Larcey Iheti is
between $300 to
$5,000
Arrested Dec. 2
Arrested by LI Joe
Lee


Pedro Reyna Jr., 20


-Clewislon
*VOP: felony or
community control
Arrested Dec. 6
Arrested by Deputy
J. Smdh



Cornelius B. Hurst, 21
Clewislon
*Possession of
mariuarni wilh
No picture inrln to nsell.
manulacture or
available deliver schedule
Arrested Dec 4
Arrested by CPD
Deleclve Curtis
Clay

Andres Garcia-Ramos, 25

*Clewislion
Batlery touch or
slrike

assault or battery
Arrested Dec 1
Arresled by C'PD
Onicer Green


Donnie Donaldson, 49
: .Belle Glade
*Weapon offense
SAggravated
assault- with a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
Arrested Dec. 3
Released Dec.
4 under his own
recognizance

Rigoberto Castaneda, 18


-Belle Glade
*Vehicle ihet
grand 3rd degree
Arrested Dec: 8
Released Dec. 8
under supervlicon


Brantley Sisnett, 26

SPahokee
SLarceny theft is
$300 or more but
less Ihan $5,000
Arrested Dec. 5
Released Dec. 5 on
$3.000 surety bond


Jairo Melendez, 31
*South Bay
*Smuggle
contraband into
prison Inmate
introduce remove or
possess
Arrested Dec. 4
Bond has been set
to $3,000


TimothyThompson, 45


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*South Bay
*Smuggle
contraband irnio
prison cellcular
phone portable
communication
device
Arrested Dec. 8
Bond has been set
to $3,000


Raul P. Paniagua, 29
i

.Glewislon
VOP. lelorny or
cofErriunity coqt

Arrested by LerputyI'
G Elver


James W. Sanford, 16
*Belle Glade
*Battery on police
officer
SPossession of
marijuana with
intent to sell
S Arrested Dec. 2
No bond has been
set for release

Rupert Barnett, 21
Bilil Glade
SBahjerv on officer,
lireligrler or emt
Posession of a
Control substance
k Wrhoiul prescription
Arrested Dec. 8 -
Bond has been set
to $18,000


Dorothy Nixon, 33

*Panokee
Larceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested Dec. 5
Released Dec. 5 on
$3,000 surety bond


Shelia Nix, 45
*Soulh Bay
Possession of
cocaine 28 grams
less Inan 150 KG
*Trahic: ing in
cocaine 28 200
grarrmss
Arrested Dec. 5
I o bond has been
sel lor release


Bobby L. Laws, 54
*Soulh Bay
SBurglary of
a structure or
conveyance e
unarmed wilh
perso:,n inside
Arrested DEc 5
Bond nas been set
to $10 000

Timothy L. Thomas, 22

*Clewislon
*Aggravated ba tery
wilh a deadly
wRapjnr

'Aresled bU Deputy
11 Reed


Tiwan Butts, 18

South Bay
*Aggravated battery
S- onender knew/
should have known
Victim pregnant
Arrested Dec. 9
undReleased De.9r
, ^I under supervision


Joel J. Gomez, 26
SBelle Glade
i Cc lre traffic -
) 2 grns less than
150 KG cocaine or
4 8 mrsIlure
Possession of


Arrested Dec. 6
Released Dec. 7 on
$12 500 bond


Tavares Parker, 19
Belle Glade
I -VOP: Grand theft '
mirror vehicle;
S lieeming or attempting
(to elude marked
police car
Arrested Dec. 3
Released Dec.
S4 under his own
recognizance


Robin Diamond, 34

-Panokee
.Larceny theft is
$300 or more but
press than $5,000
Arrested Dec. 5
Released Dec. 6 on
$3,000 surety bond
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Terry Lampkin, 22

*South Bay
*Carrying a
concealed weapon -
lirearm
Arrested Dec. 7
Bond has been set
to $3.000



Steven G. Hill, 39
t Clewiston'
S*rJon-moving traffic
violation driving with,
a suspended license
trird or subsequent'
orlense
Arrested Dec. 1
Arresled by Deputy
N Kirk

Willie E. Carter Jr., 28.


Norman Dukes, 39


No picture
available


SBelle Glade
* Battery touch or
strike
*Burglary with
assault or battery
Arrested Dec. 6
No bond has been
set for his release


Temisha Kelly, 35




* Belle Glade
* Resil officer -
with violence
*Failure to appear
for misdemeanor
3rlense
Arrested Dec. 7
Bond has been to
$3 250


Tameika C. Powell, 29

*Pahokee
-Larceny Inett is
$300 or more but
less than $5.000
Arrested Dec. 5
Released Dec. 6 on
$3.000 surety bond


Crime Stopper


The Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office is seeking assis-
tance from the public in locating
the following wanted fugitive as
of December 12.
Darius King, age 41, also
known as Popeye or Debo, is a
black male with black hair and
brown eyes. He is 6 feet 2 inches
tall and weighs approximately
240 pounds. King has tattos on
both arms.
King's last known address
is listed as W Ave. "A" in Belle.
Glade. His last known occupa-
tion was a laborer.


Reese Benjamin, 31
*Belle Glade
*Violation of
probation: Driving
without a licence
suspended, revoked
or cancelled; felony
Arrested Dec. 8
Released Dec. 8 on
$3,000 surety bond


Terry Ramad, 24
Bele Glade
Banery on
program officer or

*Robbery with
tirearm
SArrested Dec. 2
SNo bond has been
set for release


Antameka Jackson, 18

S Pahokee
*Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
Arrested Dec. 2
Released Dec. 2 on
$3.000 surety bond



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He is wanted on felony charg-
es burglary of a
structure or con-
veyance; crimi-
nal mischief.
Anyone with < ."
information on t
thewhereabouts
of this wanted
fugitive is asked
to contact the
Crime Stoppers Darius King
at 1-800-458-
TIPS (8477) or
online at, www.crimestopper-
spbc.com.


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Up the lazy river and the lessons learned


On a beautiful Saturday in No-
vember, teachers of elementary,
middle, high school and univer-
sity classes joined with informal
teachers who operate a variety
of eco-tours and teach at nature
centers traveled to inland Flori-
da to experience first-hand the
wonders of the Kissimmee River
Restoration. The trip was spon-
sored by the South Florida Water
Management District and Florida
Atlantic University's Center for
Environmental Studies.
Historically the Kissimmee Riv-
er, unique in North America, had
characteristics of a more tropi-
cal river like the Amazon or the
Congo with its wide, flat flood-
plain expanding in wet season
and diminishing in dry season. In
the name of flood control, the 103
miles of meandering river with a
three- mile wide floodplain was
channelized in the 1960s becom-
ing a 56 mile long, 30 foot deep,
300 foot wide canal. Calls for res-
toration began before the chan-
nelization was complete.


In 1992, Congress authorized
the restoration as a 50-50 cost
share project between the state
and federal government, the
South Florida Water Management
District and the United States
Army Corps of Engineers. Resto-
ration will fill 22 contiguous miles
of the canal, regaining 43 miles of
meandering river habitat and 40
square miles of floodplain eco-
system and 26,500 acres of wet-
lands.
The educators toured Phase
I of the restoration project that
was completed in 2001, restoring
15 miles of the former river and
11,000 acres of floodplain. What
had been cattle pasture, now is
open freshwater marsh teeming
with fish, birds and other wildlife
Not only did marsh reclaim
pasture, but oxbows flowed
again; sandbars reappeared; and,
long dormant seed sources ger-
minated. Restoration is happen-
ing!


Submitted photo
One of the many beautiful views Kissimmee River has to of-
fer.


Submitted ph6to

Restoration
Cattle pastures are now open freshwater marsh with fish
and other wildlife. This is a photo of the Kissimmee River.


Local Weather Forecast
Weather Forecast for Glades County from the Natibnal Weather
Service.
Moore Haven and the surrounding areas:
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with
a high near 80. Breezy, with a south.wind.between 13 and 18 mph,
with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low
around 59. West wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is'30/%.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. West wind around 8
mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a.low around 52. North wind
around 8 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind around
9 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
'Sunday: Mostly :uruny, with a high near 77.
'Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.


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Celebrating the
History of
Fisheating Creek
On Saturday, Jan. 10, from 10
Sa.m. until 2 p.m. come and join
us in celebrating at Fort Center
on Fisheating Creek Water Man-
agement Area field office, 3010
Banana Grove Road, off C.R;
S78 north of Moore Haven with
interpretive hayrides; hear the
fascinating stories of Fisheating
Creek, learn the history, meet the
animals and people connected
with the waterway. Early morning
birding tours by reservation only
- call Liz Sparks at 850-922-6160.
Also available will be paddling
trips and guided hikes..
Please join Florida Fish &
Wildlife Commission (FWC) at
Fisheating Creek WMA at the
Field Office located on Banana
Grove Road, just off C.R. 78 north
of Moore Haven, Jan 10, from 10
a.m.=2 p.m. We are celebrating a
new trail opening at Fort Center
with lots.of fun, hands-on activi-
ties and dynamic speakers shar-
ing the story of Fisheating Creek
through time. There is no admis-
sion fee and plenty of entertain-
ment for all ages.
Audubon volunteers will
be leading early morning birding
tours by reservation only begin-
ning at 8 a.m. Call Liz Sparks at
850-922-6160 to sign up.
Ride an interpretive hayride
with biologists to the new Ft. Cen-
ter trail.
l Learn how to read animal


tracks with David Austin, retired
FWC.
Kristin Wood, Director of
FWC 's. Chinsegut Nature Center,
will share 'Incredible Edibles' -
common plants good enough to
eat.
Tom Matthews, FWC invites
you to meet.'critters of the creek'
up close and personal.
Kayak and canoe trips of-
fered (depending on water lev-
els).
Learn birding and wildlife
viewing basics.
Local conservation groups
will have exhibits.
Speakers will do presenta-
tions:
Ken Meyers Swallowtail
kites of Fisheating Creek.
Nancy Dale Cow Hunters of
Wild Florida.
Archeologists the early in-
habitants of the creek.
(More to be announced)
Traditional country cooking'
vendor will join us.
Event will be cancelled for
rain.
Call Liz Sparks at 850-922-6160
to make birding tour reservations,
or ask for more information.

GC Coalition meets
The next Glades County Drug
Free Coalition meeting will take
place at the Moore Haven Pub-
lic Library, Dec. 15 at 3:30 p.m.
Agencies, organizations, local of-
ficials are welcome to attend and
actively participate in the devel-


General News and Information


Tourist Development
Tax Seminar
The Department of Revenue's
tax seminar will explain how to
collect and remit tourist develop-
ment tax due to the state. Effec-
tive January 1, 2009 the tourist
development tax must be collect-
ed by sales tax dealers in Glades
County who rent living, quarters
for a term of six months or less.
These taxable transactions are de-
fined as "transient.rentals." (Tran-
sient rentals that are exempt from
sales tax are also exempt from
the tourist development tax.) This
seminar will be held at the Library
on 201 Riverside Dr., in Moore Ha-
ven on Dec. 10 beginning at 5:30
' p.m. What will be covered in the
seminar:
Information about the tax
Explanation about what is tax-
able
Discussion of exemptions
Who must register and collect
the tax
How to register
How to report the tax


For information call Fredrica
Cosper, Florida Department of
Revenue at 239-338-2481.

Free bread provided
Free Bread provided by the
fine folks at the New Hope
Baptist Church located at 1050)
Yaun Road in Moore Haven.
This will be every Tuesday from
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and every Sat-
urday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or
when the bread is gone. Hard to
.believe, but the bread is free!

Free services
help elders
Center for Independent Liv-
ing will be doing outreach on a
regular basis at the Moore Ha-
ven, Clewiston, and LaBelle sites
between the hours of noon until
2:30 p.m.
You can contact Tera or Linda
at the Center for Independent Liv-
ing at 941-766-8333 in Charlotte
County to find out the days that
they will be available in those ar-
eas.


opment of goals and solutions to
address the issues Glades County
youth are facing and to encourage
positive behaviors. If you cannot
attend please send a representa-
tive from your agency. Contact
Angelica Pefia, Glades County
Health Department, Healthy Com-
munities- Healthy People Coordi-
nator, 863-946-0707 ext. 220, Fax
* 863-946-3097, angelicapena@.
doh.state.fl.us.

Christmas Open
House
Glades County Historical So-
ciety will hold their first annual
Christmas Open House at the Pi-
eter Westergaard House on Satur-
day, Dec. 13, 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
The house, constructed in the
early 1900's, is located at 270 Ave.
L, Moore Haven. Refreshments
and music provided by local mu-
sicians and thank you's are on the
agenda.
Julie Wigton, the one person
decoration committee has vowed
and declared that plastic Christ-
mas decorations will not be used.
"Plastic wasn't available in.those
days", said Ms. Wigton. "We want
this to be an all natural decor".
Funding for this ongoing proj-


ect has been provided by the
Florida Dept.of State, Division
of Historical Resources Bureau
of Historic Preservation, Florida
Power and Light, private individu-
als, local businesses, members
and countless other sources.
Please join us to learn who else
has contributed and what you
can do to become a part of this
vital organization.
For further information, phone
863-946-0520 or 863-946-2060.

Pistol course
rescheduled
The Pistol Course has been
rescheduled to Saturday, Dec. 13.
The course is free and open to the
public. Space will be limited to 10
for the first course, if more sign
up we will give a second course
later. Participants can register by
calling me at 863-946-2566. No-
tice will go in.newspaper on Nov
28. for the December date. Gate
will open at 8 a.m., class to start at
8:30 a.m. Class time will be about
3 to 4 hours with 30 to 45 minutes
range time. Bring your own pistol
and ammo, BUT LEAVE in vehicle
till range shooting time.


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Pahokee moves on to state championship game


Smith scores three
touchdowns in state
semifinal win over
Frostproof

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
FROSTPROOF The dynasty
continues in Blue Devil country.
After a 30-0 beatdown of Frost-
proof last Friday night, the Paho-
kee Blue Devils are headed to
their sixth straight Class 2B' state
championship game.
They'll be playing Ocala-Trinity
Catholic in the title game on Sat-
urday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m. in Orlando
at the Citrus Bowl.


Here's how they got there:
Blue Devils senior running
back Vincent Smith led the rush-
ing attack with 24 carries for 184
yards and three touchdowns.
He scored three of Pahokee's
four touchdowns in the game,
showing evidence of how good
the running game has been the
majority of season for them.
Smith score once each in the
game's first three quarters, effec-
tively obliterating any comeback
dreams that the Bulldogs may
have had.
The Michigan-bound athlete,
who now has 1,991 yards and
28 touchdowns heading into the
state title game, needs only nine
yards to join Clewiston's Darris


Hughes as the area's only 2,000-
yard rushers for the season.
Interestingly, with just one
game left in his landmark sea-
son, Smith now leads the area
in touchdowns, one more than
Glades Day's eighth grade run-
ning back Kelvin Taylor (27 TDs).
For head coach Blaze Thomp-
son, his formula for success has
done wonders for Pahokee head-
ing into the championship game.
Establishing the run to open
up the passing game proved to
be a very effective game plan yet
again,, as evidenced by another
solid performance by De'Joshua
Johnson.
The junior standout, who re-
placed Nu'Keese Richardson and


Emmanuel Perez at quarterback
in Pahokee's 45-6 win over Uni-
versity two weeks ago, was 9-for-
19 passing with 123 yards and a
touchdown.
After Smith scored his third
and final touchdown in the third
frame, Johnson, the son of of-
fensive coordinator Jonathan
Johnson, heaved an 11-yard
touchdown throw to fellow ju-
nior Dennis Hall (one catch, 11
yards).
On the defensive front, the
Blue Devils allowed just 134 total
yards to Frostproof.
Amazingly, Pahokee's defen-
sive backs allowed just nine pass-
ing yards to the Bulldogs, though
their run defense allowed 125


yards in the game.
Quarterback D.J. Barnes was
just' 2-for-12 passing with those
nine yards.
Now, for the final task in Paho-
kee's unforgettable season, they'll
have an opportunity to go 3-1 in
the head-to-head series against a
team that many predict will make
the championship game interest-
ing.
In the 2006 state title game,
Pahokee defeated Trinity Catholic
25-11, avenging a 37-30 champi-
onship loss a year earlier.
For the Blue Devils to avoid an
upset loss that has plagued many
of the state's top teams in the
playoffs this season, all they need
to do to play to their strengths.


With Johnson at the helm
and either Richardson or Perez
available to lead, there's a good
chance that history will be made
yet again in Pahokee.
How does five Class 2B titles in
six years sound?
It would be nothing short of
amazing, given the trials they had
to endure this season.
If nothing else, this win could
be the most important in the Blue
Devils storied history.
.The victory could serve as a
capstone in honoring former out-
side linebacker Norman Griffith,
remembered as one of Pahokee's
fallen heroes.
Staff Writer Najl Tobias can be
reached at ntoblas@newszap.com.


The Mayaimis Indian Nation on Lake Okeechobee


The Chosen Mounds
of the ancient tribe,
living and sand
mounds

By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The dark, swollen clouds filled
the sky and began to swing pon-
derously low in a slow, pendulum
motion before releasing .their liq-
uid burden.
The clouds ruptured and burst,
sending torrents of water plung-
ing earthward in a grey deluge.
Flooded creeks, rivers and
-lakes overflowed, enveloping the
Kissimmee River basin in a vast
sheet of flowing water.
The swirling waters cascaded
into Lake Okeechobee, carrying
a macabre parade of dead ani-
mals, scrubs and trees in its wet
tentacles.
The invasive waters over-
flowed the lake shoreline and
continued racing south like a liv-
ing creature homed to its ultimate
goal, the sea.
Custard apple forest and wil-
lows surrendered to the flowing,
fluid horde, and soon rivers and
creeks emerged from the dense
forest, inundating the surround-
ing landscape with water.
The lake expanded its bound-
aries beyond the old shorelines to
the ,Everglades,. holding the ifor-'
mer dry-lands, hostage inder its
watery grip.
Earthen mounds likened to is-


land fortresses remained aloof as
the inland sea sped southward.
This tale relates the impact that
seasonal rains had on the Mayai-
mis Indians.
Their culture and lives were
shaped and molded by the chang-
ing waters on Lake Okeechobee.
Its time to take "A Walk in The
Past," and examine some of the
Mayaimis mounds on the south
shores of Lake Okeechobee and
review the Mayaimis cuisine of
yesterday.
This tall tale will start at the
Chosen Mounds, but later edi-
tions will leapfrog around the
lake, as other mound locations
are described.
The Chosen mounds are locat-
ed close to Belle Glade and were
excavated in 1933, by anthropolo-
gists from the Smithsonian Insti-
tute and the state of Florida.
There were two mounds; the
Living mound and Sand mound.
The mounds were built on the
now obliterated Democratic Riv-
er.
The Living mound was built
inside the river fork and is about
100 by 150 yards in size.
It is called a living mound be-
cause the inhabitants lived on the
mound.
The excavation of this mound
revealed some insight into the
lives of the Mayaimis Indians.,
There were many conch shells
found inside the mound.
S..Shells were some of the trade
items that the Calusa used when
bartering with the Mayaimis.
The large Conch and Whelk


sea shells served as multiple tools
for the Florida Indian nations.
Some of the items made from
the shells were: mortar pestles,
drinking cups, awls, hoes and
picks.
.The hoe or pick were con-
structed by first drilling a hole
in the shell and then inserting a
wooden handle.
The lower, outer perimeter of
the Whelk shell is called the lip.
The Mayaimis removed it from
the shell and ground the edges
until they were sharp.
The finished piece was called
a Celt.
A handle was attached to the
Celt, giving it an ax like appear-
ance.
The purpose of the handle
was to provide leverage, which
gave the carver more chopping
power.
Sometimes, the Celt was used
as a scraper without the handle.
The Indians used the Celt
when constructing dugouts or
other wood projects.
Shark teeth were also found
in the living mound. The teeth
made great cutting tools.
Some were attached to a han-
dle and used as drills by spinning
the handle very fast or by using a
bow drill.
Various species of shark teeth
were used for detail carving.
Figures of birds,-animals and
ornamented plaques with geo-
metric designs were found in the
Sand mound.
These detail carvings are the
product of a complex culture that


expressed their daily and religious
lives in art.
The bones of deer, turtles, fish
and birds were found inside the
Living mound.
Most readers probably aren't
surprised by this discovery, since
we still dine on the same critters
today.
However, our ole friend, Fon-
tanedo, leaves us with a mystery
when he writes about the Mayai-
mis cuisine, on Lake Okeecho-
bee.
Fontanedo describes the food
that the Mayaimi Indians ate;
"They have bread of roots, which
is their common food the, greater
part of the time; and because of
the lake, which rises in some sea-
sons so high that the roots cannot
be reached in consequence of
the water, they are for some time
without eating this bread.
"Fish is plenty and very good.
There is another root, like the truf-
fle over here, which is sweet; and
there are other different roots of
many kinds; but there is hunting,
either deer or birds, they prefer to
eat meat or fowl."
Some anthropologists think
Fontanedo was referring to the
Arrowroot, a palm that' the Te-
questa, Seminoles and early set-
tlers used when making starchy
flour called "eoontie."
However, Arrowroot requires
drier land and is generally found
further south in pine forest, which
excludes the 'shores of Lake:
Okeechobee.
Other anthropologists believe
the bread may have been made


Speedway gets new owner Sports briefs


Racing location gears
up for its March 14,
2009 opening date in
Clewiston

By Jack Smith
whowon.com
CLEWISTON -- The United
Dirt Late Model Challenge Series
(UDLMCS) has purchased Hen-
dry County' Speedway from cur-
rent operator Chris Ponsoldt.
The track will. be renamed
Hendry County Motorsports Park
and a new.web site is.being put
together at www.hendrycoun-
tyracing.com.
A grand opening date is set for
weekend of March 14, 2009 with
a three day community event and
the .3rd Annual Ponce DeLeon
Classic being the highlight.
On the purchase of the facility
located in Clewiston Florida, Ken
Kinney stated, "I wanted to make
a statement that I am in and com-
mitted to dirt racing for the long
haul."
Ken Kinney's UDLMCS was a
huge success in 2008 with races
in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
Over 190 drivers from six
states raced in the series, which
received accolades from racing
media around the country, includ-
ing Circle Track Magazine.
Hendry County Motorsports
Park will feature Street Stocks,
Pure Stocks, 4 and 8 Cylinder
Bombers and Mini Stocks along
with special events with Modi-
fieds, Sprint Cars as well as the


Late Models.
"People not familiar with.
South Florida may not under-
stand how well situated the track
is," Kinney said. The track is easily
accessible from both the east and
west coasts of Florida, taking in
the Fort Myers, Naples markets in
addition to the West Palm Beach
and Fort Lauderdale areas.
It should be pointed out the
very important role Chris Pon-
soldt played in the history of the
track.
When Steve Medinger the 42-
year-old owner of Hendry Coun-
ty Speedway died September
18, ?004 at the track, the future
seemed empty.
In the wake of four hurricanes
that devastated Florida, Med-
inger's family members tried to
sell the property and for a time it
appeared certain it would never
again be used for racing.
Chris Ponsoldt literally saved
Sthe track from extinction by ar-
ranging the purchase and getting
the county behind the reopening.
Not bad for a man with no real
ties to racing.
Ken Kinney has already begun
the process of getting a viable
track surface, so important in the
operation of a dirt track.
"We are really close to getting
this together, we have bring in
major amounts of new dirt with
the help of local sponsors," Kin-
ney stated last week.
The staff is in the process of
being assembled and a market-
ing and sales team is already at
work.
One of the keystones of the


success of the United Dirt Late
Model Challenge Series has been
the effective use of media and a
solid promotion program and
fans can expect the same with the
Hendry County Motorsports Park.
The UDLMCS has re-tooled a
bit for 2009.
New Competition Director Ter-
ry Caton brings a wealth of racing
as well as business and marketing
knowledge to the series.
Race Director Billy Ausburn
will maintain the high level of pro-
fessionalism the series represents
with the expanded roles of assis-
tant Series Director and Tommy
Kelly returns as head of tech.
SThe media team from 2008
returns with the addition of Wall
& Associates heading up national
and corporate sales.
A four-race TV package is in
the formative stages and an an-
nouncement is expected soon
with the venues that will tele-
vised.
Hendry County Speedway
hosted' two UDLMCS events
last year, both drawing record
crowds, and there are two events
scheduled for 2009.
On Saturday, December 6,
Hendry County Speedway held
its end-of-year event with awards
ceremonies and other activities
including eight divisions of rac-
ing.
The speedway is located at
9985 W U.S. Hwy 27 in Clewis-
ton.
For more information and to
join the HCMP mailing list use
this link: www.hendrycountyrac-
ing.com.


Annual Toys for kids

fishing tourney set
Anglers and Friends,
It is time for the 18th Annual
Toys For Kids fishing tournament
in Clewiston on Lake Okeechobee,
on Sunday, Dec. 14 from Safelight
to 3 p.m.
Team entry is $50 and two un-
wrapped toys.
This is a very important tour-.
nament for everyone to support.
We have always had a great
turnout for this event and gath-
ered a lot of toys for the kids in
the Clewiston area.
Given the state of economic af-
fairs we are faced with this year,
I know it's tough, but that makes
it even more important for us to
try to participate in this event and
provide a special Christmas for all
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from cattail roots, which can be
used to make flour.
One interesting plant that has
not been addressed is the Lotus
Plant that produces the Lotus
pod.
The Lotus root is used in the
orient to make flour.
I was told by an ole cracker boy
that some Clewiston folks back in
the day ate the seeds found in the
lotus pod.
He said the nuts tasted like
pasticcio nuts.
The Mayaimis bread was so
popular with the Calusa that the
Mayaimis used it as a trade item
and to pay their tribute.
Fontanedo said the root looked
much like a Spanish truffle, which

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might be the key to answering
this riddle.
There will be more 'Tall Tales'
about the Mayaimis Indian towns
and their locations in next week's
edition of "A Walk in The Past."
I hope you enjoyed this story.
Please contact the Clewiston
Museum if you have questions,
artifacts, pictures, or a "Whale
of a Tale" that you would like to
share.
The Museum's hours are from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday.
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seum Director. He can be reached
at clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.
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Margaret Gail Pullen, 72
MOORE HAVEN Margaret Gail
Pullen, passed away Sunday, Dec. 7,
2008, in Fort Myers. She was 72.
She was born July 17, 1936 in Mer-
cerville, Ohio, to Clarence Lee Mar-
tin and Ruby Kathleen (Workman)
Martin. Margaret was a resident of
the area since 1967. She was a
member of Ortona Fire Department
and was active in many other com-
munity activities.
She worked as school bus driver
for many years with Glades County
Pubic Schools; and also worked as a
paramedic for Glades County EMS.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, John Herman Pullen; and
son, Craig Douglas McQuaid.
Survivors include children, Keith
McQuaid, of Lake. Worth, Teresa
Summeralls (Jimmy), of Ortona, and
DeWayne McQuaid (Rita), of Orto-
na; brothers, Carl Martin (Mary), of
WV, and Harold Martin, of Mobile,
Ala.; sister, Patricia Pappas, of Ga-
hanna, Ohio; grandchildren, Andria
Messer, Maria Tharp, Justin Summe-
ralls; and Kayla McQuaid; great-
granddaughter, Jayden McQuaid;
and longtime companion, Aronia
Mosley.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Fri-
day; Dec. 12, 2008 at Ortona Ceme-
tery. Burial will follow in Ortona
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6
to 9 p.m. Thursday at Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home in LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle.
Michael Mahlon
Clark, 50
CLEWISTON Michael Mahlon
Clark, passed away Saturday, Dec. 6,
2008. He was 50
He was orn
Jap. .13, 1958 in
Clewiston, the
son of the late
Jack Rayford and
the late Co(- s F
(Bowers) Clark.
Survivors in
clude his wife, Betty (Cantrell) Clark;
daughter, Tanya Clark Reyqs (Mi-
guel); brothers, Ray Clark (Gail); and
Pat Clark; sister, Sharon Coots' (Ray-
mond); and granddaughters, Dela-
ney and Danyelle Reyes, all of
Clewiston.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, Clevlsltorn
_ uneral services,,willt be 2 p.m.
ursda\, Dec. 11, 2008 at Evangel
Assembly of God. Burial will follow
in Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston..


Testing of trees resistant to disease to begin


Company takes
measures to dealing
with disease in 2009
experiment

Clewiston, FL As part of its
proactive program to deal with
disease, Southern Gardens Cit-
rus announced its plans to plant
and field test canker and greening
disease-resistant citrus trees in its
groves starting in early 2009.
Huanglongbing or citrus green-
ing disease (HLB) is considered
to be the most serious disease of
citrus anywhere it occurs in the
world.
HLB was first identified and
confirmed in Florida in Septem-
ber 2005.
Three, years later, HLB now


can be found in all Florida coun-
ties were citrus is grown com-
mercially.
Southern Gardens Citrus
(SGC), one of the largest citrus
producers in the state, has three
groves in southwest Florida, all of'
which are infected to some extent
with HLB.
As a result, SGC Citrus has
been and continues to be very
proactive in addressing and deal-
ing with this very serious disease.
Rick Kress, president of South-
ern Gardens Citrds, stated that
"since this disease was first de-
tected in the company's groves
in 2005, the immediate decision
was to become as proactive as
possible to learn about the dis-
ease and at the same time, de-
velop methods and procedures to
deal with the disease on a day to
day basis."


Given the current lack of suc-
cessful control programs for this
world-wide disease and a general
lack of basic knowledge of the
pathogen and its insect vector,
SGC has instigated and partici-
pated in a wide variety of research
projects intended to develop en-
vironmentally and scientifically
proven methods to manage and
control the disease.
Southern Gardens is currently
working with several groups in-
cluding UF/IFAS, USDA, FDACS,
and other universities and inde-
pendent researchers to achieve
this goal.
As a part of this total research
portfolio; SGC is participating in
and sponsoring multiple projects
to develop disease-resistant citrus
trees.
These ongoing projects were
initiated in early 2007.


Based on the initial positive re-
sults from projects with research-
ers from Texas A & M AgriLife
and a private Florida based com-
pany, Integrated Plant Genetics
where disease resistance has
been achieved in the laboratory,
the first generation of potentially
disease-resistant citrus trees aris-
ing from these two projects have
been produced and are ready to
be field tested.
Given initial successful results
in the laboratory, SGC has applied
for and received a permit from the
United States Department of Agri-
culture Biotechnology Regulatory
Services for one of the projects
allowing the field testing of the
plants generated by this research
soon.
It is expected that a second ap-
plication will be made in the near
future to field test the trees from


the second project.
Kress said the first potentially
disease-resistant trees will be
planted in early 2009 in small
plots to determine if the improved
trees are indeed resistant to can-
ker and greening.
It is anticipated that this initial
trial will one of several that will
be implemented in the immedi-
ate and near future by Southern
Gardens Citrus.
"A final solution for eliminat-
ing this disease could take years
but the upcoming field trial work
and continuation of the research
projects are a major step in the
right direction," Kress said.


Religion briefs


A Christmas-
Cantata to be held
in Belle Glade
The Chancel Choir of Commu-
nity United Methodist Church will
present "GO TELL IT," a cantata
arranged by Jack Schraeder, on
Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
The program, directed by Car-
ol Schmidt and accompanied on
the piano by Karen Corbin, fea-
tures Milton Carpenter and Becky
Watson as narrators.
An offering will be received to
benefit mission projects.
The public is cordially invited
to share the joyous Christmas sto-
ry with the congregation at Com-
munity United Methodist Church,
401 SW First Street, Belle Glade.
Please call 561-996-5568 re-
garding inquiries.

Plenty of food and
fellowship in
Palmdale
On Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.
there will be food and fellowship,
at 7 p.m. gospel, music and the
word brought this month by pas-
tor Paul Harris from the Church
of the New Beginning at Port La-
belle.- : :1 .- ..
Come and listen to a manwho
knows the word of God.
You are also welcome to our
Christmas dinner that night, if you
don't have a place to go come be
with us, all are welcome we are
located on the corner of Fifth and


Main, at the community building
in Palmdale.

Special Wednesday
nights at First
Christian!
During the month of Decem-
ber, First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco St. in Clewiston, will be
having a Special Study.
The first three Wednesday
Nights the Church will be study-
ing Rick Warren's "The Purpose
of Christmas."
This includes a DVD with Rick
Warren and a Study Leaflet.
On Dec. 17 the study is entitled,
"A Time of Reconciliation."
On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve,
there will be a Christmas Eve
Candlelight Carol Service.
Preceding each of these Ser-
vices there is a Potluck Dinner at
6 p.m. with the Services to follow
at 7 p.m.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First
Christian, cordially invites the
public to attend these special ser-
vices.

First Christian plans
a busy Christmasw
season in Clewiston
First Christian Church has
made plans for a busy Christmas
Season.
The first three Wednesday
Nights at 7 p.m. the church will
be studying Rick Warren's "The
Purpose of Christmas."
Each Sunday those who attend


will receive a Christmas Memento
of their attendance.
On Dec.. 21 at 11 a.m. the
Church Choir will be present-
ing the Cantata, "JOY TO THE
WORLD," under the direction of
Jackie Miller, Minister.
Soloist include Deanna Walker
and Heather Giddens. On that
same day at 7 p.m. the Christ-
mas Program, "JOY FOR THE
WORLD," will be presented un-
der the direction of Heather Gid-
dens.
Christmas Treat Bags will be
given out after this service.
On Dec. 24, 7 p.m., Christmas
Eve, a Christmas Candlelight Car-
ol Service will be held.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First
Christian,. cordially invites the
community to attend any or all of
these Special Services.

Clewiston Church of
God Service Times
announced
The Clewiston Church of
Christ would like to announce
their regular service times to the
public and invite anyone interest-
ed in attending.
Sunday Bible Class will begin
at 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship be-
gins at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
"Worship will start at 6 p.ri., and
Wednesday Bible Study starts at
7 p.m.
The Clewiston Church of
Christ is located at 336 Central
Ave in Clewiston. '
For further information please"
call 863-983-8822.


Engagement


Nicholls -

Merriex

engagement
The late George Nicholls
and.Rosa B. Rouse Williams of
Clewiston are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter
Gwendolyn Nicholls to Joseph M.
Merriex of Gainesville, Fla.
The wedding is planned for
Dec. 19, 2009 at the Thomas Cen-
ter in Gainesville, Fla.
The bride to be is a 1997. grad-
uate of Clewiston High School.
She graduated from Florida
State University.
She is employed as a fifth
grade teacher with Hendry Coun-


ty School District, Central Elemen-
tary School.
The groom is a 1992 graduate
of Gainesville High School.
He attends Florida A & M Uni-
versity.
He is employed with,the U.S.
Army National Guard as a Ser-
geant First Class and is currently
serving in Iraq.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Tallahassee, Fla.
The bride to be asks that all
friends and family of the groom
to be please contact her at gwen-
nicholls@yahoo.com for further
information on the wedding and
invitations.


Christmas Dinner for
all seniors in
Clewiston
All seniors are invited to a com-
munity wide Christmas dinner on
Saturday, Dec. 13 starting at 12
p.m. at John Boy auditorium.
Gifts pnd door prizes will be
given out[
This event is sponsored as a
no charge gift to the seniors of
our community by our area busi-
nesses and churches.
Make your reservations with
your local church or call 863-983-
5269.


Rummage, Bake Sale
at Calvary Baptist
Church
The youth of Calvary Baptist
Church are having a Rummage/
bake sale -every Saturday morn-
ing from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. The
church is located at 1075 David-
son Rd. Hookers Point. in Clewis-
ton. We are raising funds for a
youth seminar in January. Dona-
tions accepted.'
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For the convenience of serving your family's healthcare
needs, the Hendry Family Care Center is happy to announce
that they are providing extended hours on Mondays.
Effective Nov. 10th, the Hendry Family Care Center
will be open every Monday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.
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.5 plus yrs clinical exp reo. Must also have 3 yrs of ER/CCU skill
Scompetencies with one year of mgmt exp pref. Must possess a valid
FL RN license..ACLS and PALS re..
Full time ARNP (Herdrv Regional Cardiology
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til I.:, imtrji lti. patients, staff, and the community.
Full time Laboratory Manager
lMu.i hi ar ct l'; yrs exp and FL licensure as a Clinical Supervisor in the
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Microbiology. Previous mgmt exp pref. Must also possess excellent customer
services skills to interact with patients, staff, and visitors. '
Full time Administrative/Data Support Asst (Quality)
Previous exp in an office setting pref. Must have exp with MS Office
apps. Must possess excellent organizational, customer service.and
communication skills..
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patients and co-workers.
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RHIAwith' two+ yrs sup exp or RHIT with three+ yrs sup
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Classification system and DRG methodology. Must have the
ability to use computerized medical record abstract and
encoder, and possess good technical sKllls.
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Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in area of expertise.
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Responsibilities:
Operate batch or continuous centrifugals and associat-
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making A, B, or C sugar to specification.
Perform breakdown and routine maintenance on ma-
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clients for service eligibility, answering phones,
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helpful. Bilingual English/Spanish; Background
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UNITED STATES

SUGAR
CORPORATION
Facility Maintenance Mechanic

Responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Sugar
Manufacturing Buildings, Exterior Structures, Grounds
and related Fixtures and Utilities through the use of a va-
riety of skills consisting of Carpentry, Masonry, Plumb-
ing, Concrete and other related trades.
*Identifies and corrects building and equipment prob-
lems by performing carpentry, electrical, plumbing and
painting to maintain buildings and equipment in safe
condition.
SReplaces or updates inoperable or old building materi-
als and appliance (e.g. window glass, doors, sinks, mo-
tors, pumps, smoke alarms, cabinets, tile, filter
systems, etc.) to provide a safe, comfortable working
environment for employees using various tools and ma-
terials (e.g. pqwer saws, ladders, drills, hammers)
US Sugar has entered into negotiations to sell its land
and assets to the South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict for Everglades restoration. However, there will be a
transition period and the Company intends to operate its
business as usual for the foreseeable future. We believe
our sugar and citrus processing factories will continue
to operate well into the future. In addition, the Company
has announced generous severance packages to em-
ployees who lose their jobs.
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's
largest diversified, privately held agribusiness firms. We
are employee owned and have world class benefits in-
cluding outstanding medical, 401K, retirement income
and employee stock ownership. The Company is head-
quartered on the southern shore of Florida's Lake Okee-
chobee between Fort Myers and West Palm.
Email your resume to Jdooley@ussugar.com
FAX 863-902-2886
Apply online at www.ussugar.com


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Seminole Tribe of Florida
Advocate for Family Services
program & assists to respond and
resolve any Tribal Member program
issues. Knowledge of principles of
public admin/public housing
practices. Bach's deg w/at least,
2-5 yrs of exp. in field/similar area.
Familiar w/family services/related
programs concepts, practices &
procedures. Ability to supervise,
plan, organize & coord work
assignmts of other therapists &
communicate effectively. Must
be able to travel other reservations
& work flex sch. incldg evngs,
w/ends & holidays. Available to
be on-call rotation. Email:
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LPN,
Nurse Manager
2 yrs supervisory exp.
needed and current FL LPN
license. Competitive salary
& Excl benefits. Fax re-
sume to (561) 924-3405
or apply at:
FL Community
Health Centers,
170 S. Barfield Hwy,
Ste 103, Pahokee, FL.
hi@fchcinc.org
EOE/DFWP.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT/LPN
Must have 1 yr. exp.
Bilingual Spanish/English
.pref. Competitive salary and
exc. benefits. Fax resume
to: (863)983-9604,
or apply at
FL Community Health Ctrs
315 South W.C.Owen Ave
Clewiston,.FL
EOE/DFWP


Palm Terrace of Clewiston
is currently accepting
applications for:
RECEPTIONIST Part Time
Twenty hours per week, 4p -
8p, Monday Friday. Ap-
plicant
must have excellent peo-
ple/phone skills and general
office knowledge. Please fill
out application at Palm
Terrace
of Clewiston, 301 S. Gloria
Street, Clewiston, FL EOE
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POSTING STATUS

Busser ................Part-Time

Host/Hostess ...........Part-Time

Credit Executive ......,...Full-Time

Credit Clerk ...............Full-Time

PC Maintenance Tech. Full-Time


G4SWackenhut is
currently hiring a
qualified candidate for:
Upscale Security Officer
One (1) Part-Time Position
(24 hours per week)
$10.BO00/hour
Must be 18 or older, must
provide proof of high
school diploma or GED,
must be able to provide
proof of stable work
history,must be able to
pass extensive background
check and drug test.
Please apply in person at
our Ft. Myers Office
Mon Fri: 8:30am-5pm
(Evenings by appointment)
G4S Wackenhut Corpora-
tion
2830 Winkler Ave Suite 101
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Ph: 239-768-0808
For a complete listing of
Sthe basic qualifications
for these positions, visit:
www.wackenhut.com
EOE/M/F/D/V



Colonial Life seeks an entre-
preneurial professional with
sales experience to become
a District Manager. A
Life/Health license is re-
quired. Substantial earnings
potential, Please contact:
meredith.brewer@colonial-
life.com or call
(904)424-5697.


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Tax Preparation 315



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Employment Preference
The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring,
training, promoting and in all other'aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who meet
the job requirements. Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who
meet the job requirements.
If you are Interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and return it to the Casino HR
Department. Qualifications for the desired position.will be reviewed and you may be given an opportunity to interview for
the position. ,As with all applicants, hiring decisions will be made bythe department to which you are applying.

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Child Care Nieede 410
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Instruction 420:
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Impellers, Light Mechani-
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Clewiston area's.
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NEW SELF
STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15,
10x15, 10x30,
12x30,15x25. Full
electric, secure on
Commereio St.
350 ft. from
Clewiston
Police Dept.
863-983-6663,
863-983-2808,
after hrs.
863-983-8979
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804 Avenue R this 2/1 overlooks The Caloosahatchee $149,900
Tough Luck Lane 2 bed 1.5 baih mobile over 200 feet waterfront'$84,900
9805 Bay Dr Lakeport 3/2 mobij $119,000
1127 Pierce CBS on 1/2 acre $76,000
1025 NE 23rdSt. 3BF .i'- H:.....i i. I .1 :
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89,1 YachtClub Way REDUCED 3/2 $79,900
MANY RENTALS AVAILABLE
Your Only Reltor
Operating Out f Olades County
Phone: 863.946-3900
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L 2 Acres wlduse Flaghole $16k 421 E De Monte, 1.14cs 3/2 MH on 5.0 AC on Cente
/2 w/onus -Short Sale380 N.Cabbage 1alin 5 Executive Home $249,900 : .,
Nice! $175K acresw/houase fenced $165,000 *Beautiful Home w/pool on 1 mile,.n Fi 2 .lcd AG
20 acres $679k'4(Yx6)'l 1orse Barn *,200 FI.ghole 1.... v in
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Szoned indus- 615 W Obispo Ave 4/2 $149.9K 20 Cr Tre Nu rsry ull' I ni
189K 314WSugarlandCir. 3/2165K Operational in Glades Co. Just I ,- I '
89K' *waterfront, fenWedulike r educed $100,000 for quick sale! I (IS !' .I ..: 1 I&Steel ,, n
waterfront, fenced, like NEW V o p 3 i A I .A
S13.22 acres, 3/2 spacious MHI 1701 Panama Ave $129.9 3/2 ... i .. 1 111
91K $159,9K Dog Kemel. on 25 Acres Fully Furnished ( C)OI MERC IAL
ndo. Clean. Snowhinrs, 55+ yrs @ MIM.:. Fully 504 S Bere Rd 3/2w/ oter c erial
ou $140K wished BelowVlue @$105K i-law suite $254;990( .. I lI' "
Fur$150K Seminole Manor 3/2 $59900 *1) ue 105K IV
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ihots & Wormed. Mother
registered. 2 Black & 2 Gold-
n @ $450 each &1 choco-
ate @ $650 863-674-0.156
ir 239-574-4408
XED BLACK Lab female.
iuppy Free to good home
0. (863)263-1601


IDAK 5 MP Digital'Camera -
With photo printer. Excellent
condition. $100.
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WATER SYSTEM
863)612-6575


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Me7ha n5is K RECLINER CHAIR burgundy BINGO BOARDS (2) Large, LA
I BOOKS (50) Romance ood condition $25. $600 for both, Will sep, or S
books. $8. or will trade. 863)467-9040 best offer. (863)946-0184 r
(863)763-1059 TABLES matching set, 2 end, 'BRAND NEW SPRINT- Treo
Air nt nditloners 505 1 coffee & 1 sofa, glass, ex- 755P Smartphone, all acces- o
'Aniques 510 scellent cond. $100/neg. series incl $a00 080 call for
Appliances 515 (772)971-9047 'more info (863)801-1379 MI
Appliance Parts '520
BeaitVSppilies 525 "BUILDING SALEI"..."ROCK TWIN BED Headboard, CHRISTMAS TREE- 9 FT, Pre-
Bicycles .. 530 BOTTOM PRICES" BEAT Frame, Box spring & Mat- lit, clearlights,excellent con-
Books &'Magazines535 NEXT INCREASE. 25X40 tress. Complete wall linens. dition, $100. (863)634-8124
Building Materials540 $5,190. 30X50 $6,390. $140 (863)467-9048 Okeechobee
Business Equipment 545 35X60 58,990. 40X60 WATERBED- Queen sizew/in- CITRUS- By the 5 Gal Bucket KC
Carpets/Rugs 550 $12,700. 60X100 $33.600. dividual water tubes. Very -Navel Oranges $7.50 Hamlin K
Children's items 555 OTHERS! Pioneer Steel ood condition. Asking $125"-.$6Sunburst $10.
Chino, Glasare, Etc. 560 M anu Iacturers. 863)610-6195 (863)763-4713
Clothing 565 (800)668-5422. Since 1980.
Coins/Stamps' 570 f Clubs/ COMMERCIAL-Slanted hot
Collectibles .575 Equlilmeinltl- 0 dog roller grill w/sneeze
Comnputer/Video 580 guard & drawer. Model 31S
Cruises 59085 GRACO 3 in 1 bed, while GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc., (86 3-461
Dropes. LUnir Fabric595 metal, like new. $100. Call Many brands. Ping, etc. COOLER Rubbermaid Endu- Wi
Fireplace Fixture 600 (863)763-7609 Okeechobee Many good. $6A00 forall, will race; 50/60. quarts, $20
FirewoolF .. 605 WHITE CRIB with'Girl's Pottery sep. (863)946-3123 (863)763-2958 .
Furniture 610 Barn Bedding Pink/while GOLF CLUBS Complete FULL SIZE MESSAGE TABLE W
Furs 615 floral bedding.Good condi- matched set, metal woods, Like New $100
Heqlth & Reducing- lion. $250. (863)610-1750 irons, puffer, bag, balls, $95 (863)357-6190
meeting 6uipment/ 620 6) KINETICO WATER SYSTEM -
Sueplius i 6Ep 25mi I rTwo years old New $3500
Hou hol Items 630 Will sell for $1500 OBO
Jewiery 635 LADIES PANTS & SHIRTS (863)763-7792
Lamps/Lights 640 size 3X, with tickets. name DOUBLE' BARREL 12 ga., LARGE STAGHORN FERN
Luggage 645 brands, $30 or will sell sep- $225. Call (502)931-8101. $250. (863)763-4713
Medical Items 650 arate (239)292-7509 (
Miscellaneous 655 12 Dress Li blue sleeve HOWA MODEL 1500 270 Lke New Craftsman Portable
Musical Instruments 660 l12 ess tea length custom maid w/scpe/sling, mmo, seri- Generator 5600 Watt 8600
Office-Supplie/ .less tea length custom maid ous inquiries only700 eg. -Suge 10 HP OHV $375.
Equipment" .' '665 c86697-2705 (863)9463731/2276209 (863)610-1811 Okeechobee
Pet/Supplies/ ' INTERARMS 270 Scope & MIRROR Large decorative
Services 670 WEDDING DRESS SZ 12-14 sling, exc. cond. $325. Call mirror $15. (863)230-0735
Photography 675 White with ice blue trim hand 863-467-4328.
Plumbing Supplies 680 embroidered wlsequins. NOW AVAILABLE! 2009 POST
Pools.& Supplies 685 $600/neg. (863)697-2705 SPO, TERIZED MAUSER -cBolt OFFICE'JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
Restaurant action 7MM good condition NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
Equii ment 690 $200. (772)461-8822 TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
atelie 695 VACATIONS. CALL
Sewiig Machines 700 ARHARDTa (800)910-9941 TODAY! REF BA
Spqrtang Goods 705 DALE EARNHARDT bags 0o I #FL08.
Stereo EuipmeGnt710 charcoal, 2 with #3 on .
Televsion/Radio 715 them. 25. Call B: UNGE 20. OLD RECORDS 33's & 45's
Tickets 720 239-851-5675 A (863)2LOUNGE300735 collection in greatshape.(tho
Tools 725 (863)2 dusty!)call. after 6pm. $50.
Toys& Games 730 C BOWFLEX SPORT Used 4 (863)357-1236
VCRs.a '735 35 times, $350. Call OLD RECORDS- 33 1/3 RPM, LE
Wanted to Buy 740 863-612-0340 Bruebeck, Shearing, For c
SB BLACK DELL Pentium 4 XR Life Styler Cardio Fit- Total Freshman & Sinatra .10
like new, complete sys. body motion & low impact .cents each. (863)357-4195
$199. (863)517-2782 exerciser, $45. Call ONE CANE BACK CHAIR
DELL 'DESKTOP P4-dvd 863-7634057- ONE CANE BACK CHAIR One SC
DELL DESKTOP P4-dvd ladder back chair $15. each, W
'burner, XP Pro, New "19 ORBITREK ELIPTICAL-,Asking Oil painting $35.
AIR COND/HEATER-Lennox 5 LCD, $992 (239)247-4839 $300 OBO and a Red Ab ex- (863)467-4674(
ton, mobile home pkg, 10 (863)674-0212 cersizer $15. PATIC C RT di
KW heat,60KBTU, 13.0 DELL XP Xmas Special (863)697-1247 PLameter Cx 2fU long,yu S
Seer, $2700 (863)634-5759 4000+ games and school SCHWINN EXCERSIZE 'BIKE- haul, $450 cash
prog 17-Tony $75. UprighhlNo.126 (863)634-2303 (Okee area) I
A(863)517-2782"purchased new Feb 08, Sell for Romance Home Parties. Earn
LAPTOP Fast 2.4ghz XP Pro, $200 (904)364-7561 big money part-time. FREE
ANTIUE JOHN DEER LAWN Office, wireless, $299. STAUFFER TABLE -Motor training. Become a sales
TRACTOR. Excellent condi- (2 3 2 4 7 4 83 9 Driving Exercise Tablew/ac- agent or host a free party.
lion. $1200. (863)467-1930 (863)674-0212 ,cessories. $50 Nationwide. www.Romance-. BC
ATTN: DECORATORS/DE- PRINTER Lexmark, prints (772)971-9474 HomePartles.com. t
SIGNERS-EUROPIEN WAX and does'photos, works on WEIDER PRO club weight Scooter -Sunrunner TM4 300 t
'PINE AND PAINTED PEICES- 98 & XP computer, w/disk bench/weight set 3001b Ib wt limit, front chrome V
AMOIRES, Kitchen cub- $35 (863)763-.1997 weight Set $350. bumper. Like new, 3 yr old C
boards, Benches, dressers (863)885-1172 $1,009 obo (863) 675-3851 CA
andmore (863)467-4650 -F r WEL
more (863)4674650 ESL CARDIO Bike style SILVER FOX GO CART- Fun v
EARADESANT CARNIVAL work out equipment Machine,' Rbln=6.5 air (
GLASS LOT. Too many pleC-' BED Twln w/Fane, Mattress $75/neg. (863)697-0136 cooled. 4 cyl, engine. ATV
es to list '$250. OBO & Box Spring. Like new. $75 style suspensionw/coll over- S
(863)430-6987 Or best offer. (863)261-4862 1 m' t shocks, duel seat w/re-
( ' BRAND NEW, SOFA AND Ii tractable safety belt, duel
LOVESEAT SUEDE VERY .wheel torque conv drive disc
COMFORTABLE ,$1500/or PORTABLE HEATER electric, brakes, brush bars much
DOUBLE STACKED- Wash- best offer. (863)801-3368 good condition,$10 more $1400 (863)763-6888
er/Dryr $400 080 CORNER COMPUTER (863)763-1997 SMALL DIRT MOTOR CYCLE-
(863)801-5850 desk/shel-light wood/metal GOOD 'CONDITION CALL S
GS DRYER -EXCELENT color, excellent condition. 863-763-3631 LEAVE MES-
CONDITIONR $75. $60. (863)532-9634 SAGE $200.(863)763-3631.
(863)763-3631 DINETTE .TABLE light oak, STOCK TRAILbR 28 ft TE
Iw/4 bamboo chairs, $80. SET OF lamps -4'lamps, ex- gooseneckstocktrailor reat n
IMPERIAL HEAVY Duty Fz- 63)357-505 cellen condition $50/neg. condition ,$3000/firm.
er(upright) $100/neg.5 (772)971-2414 (863)357-6642
8 6 3 )647 5 7-8 9 7 DINING ROOMset 3 cha3)sTV
(863 )57-00 7897 DINING ROOM set 3 chairs SUNBEAM WATER COOLER WINERACK holds 27 bottles -
indftabem 2 china cabinets bottom is refrigerator, 3 41 3/4 high, 2 ft wide 1 ft b
MINI FRIDGE Kenmore, 4.6 $150irm.(561)790-3681 temps, holds 3 r 5 galjug, deep, light color wood.
cu. ft. Like new. $80 or best Dining Room table- light oak $100 (863)675-9331 $100/neg. (863)447-0689 ZE
, offer. (863)261-4862 w/ leaf, 4 matching chairs, TURBO VACCUM food saver,
padded seats, like NEW with 2 casesIof 5s, brand (
STAINLESS STEEL STOVE $ 300(863)801-9379 OKEE with 2 cases of bags, brand
-TOP like new $100 new, $150.. Call II
(239)292-7509 FURNITURE- COUCH AND 863-851-5675
LOVE SEAT,LIKE NEW W/S CASIO CF6-25 KEYBOARD
WASHER & DRYER Ken- SEPERATELY $250/or best MicalItmsr l 61 keys, 210 soundtone BR
More, $80 for both or will 'offer. (863)261-5363 bank, like new, w/standj
sell separate (863)983 FURNITURE DOUBLE RE- Feeling Anxious About The $125 (863)675-9331
WHIRLPOOi.D E ON CLINIG LOVE SEATLIKE Future? Buy and read Dianet- CASIO FULL-SIZE Keyboard -
WHIRLPOOL.DOUBLE OVEN NEW $150/or best offer, ics by L. Ron Hubbard. Pd $379, Programmable, CA
WORKS GOOD $50.- (863)261-5363 Price: $20.00. Order Now. 100 songs, dnld more, M
(863)697-6135 Free Shipping. www.Diane- $150. (863)697-6382 v
GLASS MARBLE WROUGHT ticsTampa.org or Call c
n IRON TABLE with 2 chairs, (813)872-0722. FENDER GUITAR AMP 100
$100 (863)763-5163 watts, 2- 12" speakers, like CA
M L- l MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS- B S H new, $250 (863)763-8667
SEAL A MEAL Rival, with BADCOCK Full siz. ood MANDOLIN leather case,
bags, like new, a great bar- condition. $100 or best offer. AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train acoustic/electric, made by
gain $35 (863)467-8140 (863)634-6087 Anytime. for high paying Aviation Washburn, new setup, $475. CR
SHOWTIME ROTESSERIE MATTRESSES (3) 2 full & 1 Maintenance Career. FAAap- Call 863-467-0940
NEW, all accessories, $200 twin, complete w/boxsprings proved program. Financial PA SPEAKERS 1 Pair, JBL, 1
new will sacrifice for $145 & frames, like new, $250 for aid if qualified Job place- 15" &-horn, $375 for pair (
(863)467-8140 all will sep. (772)971-9474 ment assistance. CALL Ava- (863)763-8667
tion Institute of Maintenance
r: *' I OAK COMPUTER Armoire (888)349-5387. VINTAGE BANJO Hard leath-
Cognac color stain...some er Gibson case, $375. Sell-
scratches...solld...has elec- ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE ing out. Call 863-467-0940 RO
BICYCLE RACK Fits on the tric and phone hookup with from Home. *Medical, 1
Irunk of a car, like new. $30 pull out desk. $300/neg. *Business, *Paralegal, c
(863)946-3822 o a (863)673 0496 *Computers,*Crimlnal Jus- n
Ltice. Job placement assis-
SCHWINN STINGRAY Boys PATIO BAR -'Formica,3 doors tance. Computer available. FEMALE BORDER COL- XB
SchwlnnStingray24" bicycle & 2 shelves with 4 high back Financial Ad If qualified. Call LIE,HEALER MIX, House E
in great condition $60. swivel wicker stools. $225. (866)858-2121, www.Cen- broke,kid &petfriendly,unal- d
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amp&remote, 12" L7, grill,
farad cap used in fact. pack-
age $400. (863)634-2131



CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE -
Complete. Too many items
to list! $150 Call
(863)763-0141 after 5pm.
CHRISTMAS TREES (2) Arti-
ficial. 6%1 Ft. Never opened.
Pre-lite. $40 or will sep.
(863)763-0141 after 5pm

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Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
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Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APHA bay geld, brk, gentle,
15.2 hands, incls western tk
& 14' gooseneck stock trlr,
pkg $1600.(863)381-9353
WESTERN SADDLE 15" Ra--
lide "flex" tree, tooled, suede
seat. $100/firm.
(772)263-1178
WESTERN TREELESS Saddle -
Child's 12"reg=11"treeless,
suede seat, great condition.
$100/firm. (772)263-1178
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified



(2) ZTR Commerical Mowers -
Bunton 50 inch cut 1 good &
1 for parts call 4 info
$2500/neg. (863)697-2032
Craftsman Lawn Tractor 42"
cut 16.5 HP Runs Great
$375. (863)610-1811 in
Okeechobee.
GOOSENECK 8 x 24 -20ff flat-
bed 4ft dovetail,ramps,good
tires,elec brakesOkee
$2800/neg. (863)697-2032
HOMELITE GAS WEED EATER
asking $50
(863)763-6576
LEAF BLOWER gas, $20
(863)763-6576
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO
(863)763-5389
RIDING MOWER 14hp, runs
ood, needs a little TLC, $75
(863)675-8937
SARLO BUSH Hog Mower 24:'
6.5 HP Briggs Intek, Runs
great, new blade. $85.
(863)532-0188
YARD MACHINE NEEDS
TLC/GOOD FOR PARTS
$100/or best offer.
(863)467-2207
YARD-MAN HIGH Wheel Push
Mower 22" 6.5 HP OHV
Briggs&Stratton. Runs great
$45. (863)532-0188


Okeechobee Livestock PORT LABELLE: 1628 Acorn
Market Sales Circle. 3br/2 car garage. OPEN HOUSE
Every Monday-12pm & every Fence. $1000/mo. Call Eu- Saturday, Dec 20th,
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127 gene 954-391-0816 10am-3pm. For sale by
Owner ( Possible lease
l PORT LABELLE, 2BR, 1.5BA, with option to buy) 3
single family house, w/gar- bdrms, 2 baths, oak hard-
age, $700 mo. plus sec. wood floors, Florida Room
dep. 863-634-2975. (terrazzo). 2690. sq. ft.
BLUEBERRY BUSH 2-3 Ft. Corner lot (.43 ac.), W.
Tall. $25 (863)675-3741 Rel Ette Avenida del Rio & Guava.
VARIGATED PINK L n Extras: 2 lull sized adjoin-
VARIGATED PINK Lemon 48l ing rooms (once used as
(8ees 3)675-3741 $48office & waiting room).
(863)675-3741 Possible office/den or
Imother-in-law suite. Nice
yard w/native trees & land-
Business Places scaping. $223,900 nego-
SADDLE 10" youth po- Sale 1005 table. Call 828-342-7415
ny/horse with both cinches. Commercial for info packe. Can e-mail
Call eve/wkd $125. Property- Sale 1010 pictures. Please no,bro-
(863)763-4598 Condos/ kers or realesfate.agents.
Townhouses Sale 1015
SADDLE 10" youth saddle Farms Sale 1020 Buying, a car? Look ir
will fit pony. Great Christmas Houses Sale 1025 the classified. Selling(
present!, Eve/wkds. $75. Hunting Property1030 a car? Look in the
(863)763-4598 Investment classified:
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040 O f
Lotse- Sale 1045
Renal Open House 1050
-Out of State -
RENT Property Sale 1055 MID TENN MTNS By Owner,6
Property Inspection1060 acres, perfect niountainto
S R.. eal Estate Wanted 1065 cabin-site w/woods. Small
Apartments 905 Resort Property stream in back of property.
Business Places 910 Sale 1070 must see! $26,900. Owne
Commercial Warehouse Space 1075 Financing (931)445-3611.
Property 915 Waterfront Property 1080
Condos/ NNC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
Townhouses Rent920 with great view, very private
Farm Property big trees, waterfalls & large
Rent 925 public lake nearby, $49,501
House Rent 930 call now (866)789-8535.
'Land Rent '935 BRAND NEW HOME NORTH CAROLINA 'MOUN
Resort Property IN SW LEHIGH ACRES, TAINS-Handyman special
Rent 945 CLOSE TO SR 82, AND bordering U.S.FS. paved dr.
Roommate 950 FORT MYERS. STREET well, septic, singlewide wit
Rooms to Rent 955 LINED BY PINE TREES,' shop near Lake Nantahala
Storage Space IN A SERENE RESIDENTIAL borders paved road. On
Rent 960 NEIGHBORHOOD. $49,000. http:valleytow
Three Bedroom/Two Bath, realty.com (800)632-221
New -Never Been Lived In, valleytownrealty@veri
Spacious Rooms, Crown zon.net
Moulding, Screelied'ln
CLEWISTON 1BR Efficiency. Lanai, Beautiful Tile TENNESSEE LAND RUSH
Furnished. Al utilities paid. Throughout. Cathedral 1+acre to 2acre homesites
No pets. $700 mo. + sec. Ceiling, Walk-in Closet. wood, views. Starting a
dep. (863)983-3151 Screened Porch/Lanai, $59,900. Tenn River & Nick
granite counters and a-Jack view tracts no
MOORE HAVEN redwood cabinets in available! Retirement guid
1174.Green St., 2 br, 1 ba, kitchen, Over 2000 Total rates this area #2 in U.S
Clean, w/major appls. Sq Footage.,Excellent places to retire. Low cost o
$395/mo. (305)377-9613 Location Close To SR 82, living, no impact fee
Seller Financing Availablell (330)699-2741 o
MOORE HAVEN Duplex, 3 No Long Delay Getting a (866)550-5263, Ask Abou
yrs. old. 3BR, 2BA, $775 Response.- -Don'tWait Mini Vagation!
mo. For more details call Call To See This One Now!
(863) 610-0159 laurie cypressrealty.com
(239)-8141-9209
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, ba,
Near town. $25mo .- ..
Lease. Call Kelly
mo ".lds water. Annual - '. :.
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BRAND NEWTOWNHOMES CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
For rent W/ option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br House/Turn Key. From $79,000 & up, 3/4/5BR,
212ba; 1 car garage. Stainless 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use your land
Steel appliances, inci washer/ as down payment. Financing available.
dryer. Furnished upon request.
Walking distance to Lake I:I 1 c1.T I -.o
Okeechobee& Roland
Martin's T I -
Marina in Clewiston. $1000
mo. + $500 sec..& until. ($100 M le Hom
+/-). Call for more informa- Moble Homes 0
lion. 732-496-5454 M bl H
BUY LAND TODAY
*5AcresLaDeca? I I
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! 21/2 Acres Pioneer? -
$11,0001 Only $199/Mol 5% 21/2 Acres Montura?' Mobile Home. Lots 2005
down 15 years @ 8% apr. **Port LaBelle Lake Mobile Home Parts 2010
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list- Front? Mobile Homes Rent 2015
wings (800)366-9783 Ext ** Port LaBelle Wooded? Mobile Homes Sale 2020
5798.Mobile Homes- Sale 2020
Ideal for RV/Mobile Home
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2 Story, **2nd Home/Retirement
3BR, 2BA, Screen Porch, o ili
Hot Tub. W&D, $850 mo. Also: 11/4 acres in Montura
Call for info. 863-634-5236 w/Super Clean Late Modle
Double Wide. $92,400. BANK REPO'S
CLEWISTON BRAND NEW MOVE TO YOR LAN
3BR, 2BA BBQ House. $900 Call Owner MOVE TO YOUR LAND
mo. $650 dep. No pets. (863)673-5071 561-721-223
Avail. 12/1sl 863-677-0977, (863)6735561-721-22B30
MOORE HAVEN RENTALS -ORANGE GROVES- CLEWISTON By Owner. 3b,
Furnished or Unfurnished 40 acres on Sears Rd. in. 2ba. Home & Land. Locate
* 3BR, 2BA MH, fenced yard, LaBelle. Divided into 3 strips 1860 Ridgdill Rd. Reduce
1 acre, $725/mo. of 13.3 acres each, $9,000 to $109K (843)766-9434
* 2BR, 2BA MH, $575/mo. an acre. Available entirely Dealer Repo's- 3 & 4 Bl
* 2BR, 1BA house on 2 lots, or in 13.3 acre parcels. homes available near or be
fruit trees, new ceram. tile, $119,700-$360,000. low factory invoice prices
$725/mo. Contact Alex (908)906-5689 These homes are new & fi
Weekly rentals with utilities or Yamilet (386)-590-3398 nancing is available with low
furnished. $210/wk& up. alexcarreno68@hotmail.com down payment
(863)509-0096 VOLUSIA CTY- 82 Acres, (863) 675-4325
Never Rent Again! Buy, 4Br great location, walk to intra- Large Homes of Merit DW
2Ba $15,4001 Only coastal, zoned C2 & R3, with luxury bath, fireplace
$199/Mo! 3 Br $11,000! 5% $4M Carola Rathke Keller and many extras. Sold below
down 15years 8%. HUD Williams Realty factory invoice. Financing
Homes Available! for listings 561-346-5952 avail. Call (863) 675-8888
S(800)366-9783 ext 5796.
When doing those chores is PALM HARBOR 4/2
NORTH SIDE 2BR, 1BA, doing you in, it's time to Model Home Loaded Ill Over
Fenced yard. $850 mo. + look for a helper in the 2,000sq ft Set-up on your lot
sec. dep. Call for details. classified. for $499 per mo. (wac).
(863)983-3151 Plant City Factory Superstore
PIONEER .Newer, 3/2, mfg. Grab a bargain from your 1-800-622-2832
home, completely fenced, neighbor's garage, attic, ORTONA 2/1, mobile, & lot
several acres, $900/mo basement or closet in $34,500 or best offei
(954)815-6363 today's classified. (863)517-1603


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G MAGICi New excellent
condition includes pro pack,
Iower stands $60.
863)697-2705
:HWINN SOLOFLEX -
Weight Lifting Machine.
Great Cond $250/firm.
863)697-1191
VAMP BUGGY-Palm Beach
ityle 350 Auto, 400 Turbo
TranS, Offset 12x24 Tractor
ires $4500 (863)447-5456



ISE CINEMATE Home thea-
er sound,system New in
he box. Great Christmas gift!
$400. (863)763-2692
iR AUDIO Equipment- 215"
Kicker CVR speakers in box
with a 2000 watt amp $600.
863)697-9014
IRROUND SOUND SYS
Techwood, 1500 watts, 4-15
speakers incld. $800 OBO
863)634-2790


INY 27'" with stand, sacri-
ice for $100.
863)467-7139
LEVISION- 60" Phillips- like
lew-grey in color $500.
863)467-7011
20" with new converter
box. 863-675-3401 $60/or
best offer. (863)675-3401
NITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $800 or best offer
863)634-2790

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IIGGS & Stratton Generator-
1250 watts, 7350 surge, Pd
$750, used 22 hrs, $425.
863)697-8362
ISTIRON CONT. CRAFTS-
MAN TABLESAW 10",
w/110/220 motor, very good
ond $250 (863)801-1272
ISTIRON CONT. CRAFTS-
MAN TABLESAW 10",
v/110/220 motor, very good
cond $250 (863)801-1272
IAFTSMAN- 41 inch two
liece tool box on rollers, has
14 drawers. $500 080
863)634-2280


ICK BAND SPECIAL EDIT-
ION guitar, drum set, mi-
crophone, used twice, like
lew $100 (863)763-7609
OX 360 HDD + 8 Games -
Irand New played lx hard
Irive 2 controllers OBO
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... .. 420E. SUGARLAND HWY.
S(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGEUCA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL:
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL on 2.5 acres fenced, with pool 3/2 1996 DWMH on 2.5 acres in
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent and much, much more! @ Montura fully fenced and
3/2 Hookers Point $85,000 249,000 remodeled only $89,900
3/2 Royal Palm. Reduced to 3/1 WVentura fenced yard with
$190K shed $99,000 RENTALS
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres PB 4/2 Osceola with a/g pool $154.9K Call for Available Rentals
County $174,900 2/1 W Circle Great first home $129K
2/1 near all amenities $109,900 VACANT LAND
4/2 Harlem $120,000, MOBILE HOMES Montura 1.25 acre lots available
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 Good 3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop Call for Listings.
income $174,900 $79,000 27.5 acres Pioneer $295,000
3/2/2 with pool and guesthouse 3/2 DWMH with o/g pool 11 Montura lots $12,000 each
$245,000 Evercane Rd Reduced $165,000 Moore Haven 5 res. lots $75,000
3/2 corner -lot -.fenced yard with 3/2 DWMH Woodlands-great Moore Haven 2 res. lots $39,900
shed $239,000 secluded corner lot $134,900
3/1 Pasadena with. shed 3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres with
$159,000, horse-barn fully fenced Montura COMMERCIAL
3/2 with pool on Ridge- 1.3 acre REDUCED to $84,900 Cabinet Shop4800 sq. ft. &Apt. $200K
lot $318,000 3/2 DWMH bn lake Allen Rd$120K 200' US 27 frontage and
3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 $285,000 Mobile Home Park Nail's Rd $280K 100'x120' lot behind $475,000
3/2 Home with pool and apart- Package Deal 4 M-Homes ana' Offices (4) on Deanne Duff$355,000
ment Davidson Rd $176,000 2 vacant lots Rental Available Store/Warehouse on Ventura $385K
3/2.5/1 Townhome Lakeshore Call for Details Warehouse (rented) + 85 storage
Villas $149,900 For Sale or Lease 3/2 DWMH has CBS outbuilding. units (some a/c) E El Paso Call for
4/2.5 Montura Ranches Home Magnolia Lane $79,900 details.


CLEWISOIN HOMES
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
*3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
*"Short Sale"3/2 MH in Tbwer Lakes,
w/ above the gound pool. Call for Details
*3/2 MH in Hendry Isles, Corner Lot
w/ Circular Drive, reduced $106,900
-3/2 MH in Sunshine Lakes, with Screened
Porch and Shed, reduced $ 109,900
2 Duplex on Obispo Ave.Each unit
has 2BR/1BA. Just Reduced $224,900
*3BD/2BA CBS Construction, Completely
Remodeled with Many Extrasl $171,500
*"Short Sale" 3BD/2BA on Osceola Ave.
With Pool. Asking $159,900
*3 Brand New 3BR/2.5 BA Lennar
Tbwn Homes, Call For More Details
MOOREHAVm/IAKEPOR/iLABEE
*Sportsman Paradise! 2/2 w/ Large
SunRoom addition in Moore Haven
Yacht Club. $98K
*2/1 MH, Lakeport w/ direct Lake"O"
Access. Reduced to $109K
*Waterfront 2BD/2BA w/ 2-Bay Boat House
La.keport Completely.Remodeled, $249K
*Like new 3/2 CBS in Thatcher Blvd.
SHIP Eligible. $164,900
*2/1 CBS home on 3.5 Acres. 384 feet
of Highway 27 Fmntage. Asking $125K
*3BD/2BA CBS Home on Shell Lane,
LaBlle. Only $44,900
ACREAGE, lAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot on Bond St Only $49,900


DrpertIies




(863)983-8559
,t Cherl byG R Gutja NWr, 19 Real EsteE aer&Iernves t8me52
B Elsie Sellers (239)822-7490 Espa ol
ewiston Anabel Mirana (863)228-6296 1 Btpn8ol
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I Landings, Laleport Watefrnt with Lake '0"
Access. Exceptional Value At $159,000
S3/2 MH on 5 Acres, asking $220,000
*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. $129,900
*.33 aclot in Port LaBell $59,000
*2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
*Hi ghands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
Comer lot in Lake Placid, Only $99,900
5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $75,000
Vacant lot in Harlem, asking $14,900
MONTURA/'IAGHOIE
* 1.25 acre Lots avail. Starting at $25K
3/2 MH on Riverside St 1.88 acre. $105K
*Montura lot 2.5 Acres $50,000 or can
be divided $25,000 each.
3t MHinLxndoSt 1.09 Ace, oniy $112,500
*3/2 MH, Large wooden deck, Two Wells
and Irrigation System. Only $112,500
*1.25 Acres Lot Reduced $9,900
*New Custom C.B.S. 4/3 in Flaghole, with all
extras Asking $330,000
COMMERCLA/IANVESTMENT
*RARE OPPORTUNITY! 1.90 Acres
Hwy 27 Frontage. FRrmer Sonanys
location. Many commercial possilities,
including: Motel, Restaurant, Retail etc.
Call for more details!
*Operating medical office w/retail space, great
location only $475,000
*Mobile Home Park. Great Investment.
Opportunity Includes CBS Home with
Hwy 27 frontage Just Reduced
*Industrial Rail/Business Park CR 835. For
Sale or Lease 36,000 sq. ft building with
loading docks. -'5600 sq. ft. metal building


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Homes:
1)Reduced!! 3/2/2 located on Del Monte Ave.
Beautiful cypress trees with a lot size of.86 acre.
Reduced to $225K
2)Over 2500 sq.ft with a pool!! 3/2/2 located on
Ponce de Leon. Privacy fence, generator quick
switch, 2 zone A/C $299K
3)1/2 acre on corner of Citrus and Crescent. Ask us
about building your new home.
4)5 Bedroom/3 Bath 2 story home w/pool located
on Osceola Ave. Perfect for Large Family. $255K
5)Bank foreclosure!! 3/2 brick home located on
Corkscrew Blvd $77.9K
6)New Listing!! 3/2/2 on 1/3 acre, fenced. Great
Avenida del Rio location. Needs some interior
work. Priced to sell @ $125K
7)hnvestors! 2 bedroom/1 Bath Listed at $65K
8)Duplex 3/1 and 2/1. Currently leased @ $1,400
per month. $145K
Manufactured Homes:
A)Sherwood S/D 3/2, fenced, corner lot. great
price!! $47K
Bi '2, lh i SAALE PENDINGil. -I... "a
C li.'Irr Si ." ' I2 l. ed iI <,hiirll': L ikc'
Estates. Reduced to $109.9K
D)Tower Lakes 3/2 on Lake. Workshop and Shed.
Reduced to $90K for quick Sale
E)2 Mobile Ilome Lots in I looker's Point $20K Each
Moore Haven
1)2 Bedroom/1.5 Bath. Perfect for first time home
buyer, or investor. $70K
.2)3 Bedroom/2 Bath CBS Home on Foxmoor St.
$167.5K
3)3 Bedroom/2 Bath Mobile Home. Corner Lot,
Fenced $60K
4)2 Bedroom/i Bath Home. Completely remodeled.
First time buyer or investor. $55K
5)2 Bedroom/1 Bath Home w/guest house over-
looking the Caloosahatchee River. call for details.
**Rentals available from $600 per month
and up. Call for details**
GlennA Smith (863) 677-1441 Sarah Williams (863) 228-6867
Chanmaine Montgomery (863) 233-1941 Se habla espanol
Carolyn Thomas (863) 233-3462


MANUFACTURED
HOME PARK
55+ La Belle, Florida
GATED, Clubhouse, Heated
Pool. Lease your 60 x 90 lot,
beautiful country living. In-
c ludes lot, lawn service, wa-
ter, sewer and trash pickup,
$200/mo. Models available
for immediate occupancy or
order your own on your lot.
30 minutes from Ft Myers.
+ M-F, 863-675-7555:
New 4br/2ba doublewide only
$49,900. Lowest price in SW
Florida. We also have easy
financing available
(863) 675-8888
Zone II, 2,400 sq ft, 1999 mo-
bile. Excellent for Glades
County. Mint condition,
4br/2ba financing avail
$49,900 inc-setup and a/c
(863) 673-4325


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035




AIR BOAT 13.5' Big Fiber-
glass, 220 continental grand
pwr motor. Composite Prop.
4500 (863)946-0635
AIR BOAT-STOSSELL HULL,
"Decked over, with trailer, as
is, no motor or prop $3000
OBO (863)763-7174
LANDAU -' 16 Ft., Aluminum,
Flat bottom. 30 hp Yamaha.
Center Console. Electric.
start. $2500 (267)574-9661
Pontoon Boat- 20', trl, motor,
power inverter, lights, live
well, $3500 neg. or Trade
(863) 610-0521
TRI HULL OCEAN BOAT '-
Mere 0, 33hp engine ask-
ing $800 or best offer
(863)801-1666



COLE CHEY 1997 POP-
UP,12FT;REF,HEAT,AC,FRT
CGO BIN,SLEEPS 7 $2500.
(863)467-0164
HOLIDAY RAMBLER One
bedroom/bath travel trailer.
Has gas/electric, in good
working condition, call for
details. $1700
(863)447-6304
JAYCO JAYFEATHER 2007 -
33 Ft., Solar tinted windows.
Super slide w/awning. 15btu
air. Elec. jack. TV VCR DVD
Surround. Many other ex-
tra's. Just add food & cloth-
ing. Like newly Garage kept.
$18,900 Call 863-946-9138
SANDPIPER 2002, 30 ft 5th
Wheel, 2 slide outsgreat
shape ready to go $5000
(863)447-5456
TRAIL-LITE BANTAM '99 -
Kitchen & Bathroom, 26'
w/Fold Out Ends. Asking
$4000 (863)467-0031



FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER 14',
dual axle, new tires, wood
floors, mount, $700
(863)763-3707
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MERCURY 0/B MOTOR- 4 hp.
engine w/kill switch. Recent-
ly serviced. Exc. cond. $395
(863)467-9800
It's never too late, to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.




BOAT TRAILER For 141t-16ft
Boat, No Rust, New Paint
$150/or best offer.
(863)634-0447
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.



KAWASAKI VULCAN LTD -
2002, 500 cc's. $1800
(863)357-1739
SUZUKI 650 1986 Good
Condition. $1400/or best of-
fer. (863)675-0246
SUZUKI BOULEVARD C50T
2006 Touring model,
800cc, w/windshield,
bags,footboards. Mint con-
dition w/less than 1,500
miles. Garaged. Inc. Re-
mainder of extended war-
ranty. $4500.
(863)467-5823
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.




ARCTIC CAT 50CC ATV 2005 -
Good Condition $900.
(863)763-3606
DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80,
Like new. Under 50 hrs. Gar-
age kept. In time for Christ-
mas. $600. (863)634-4151
DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80,
Like new. Under 50 hrs. Gar-
age kept. Great for beginner.
$600. (863)634-4151

HONDA 126M, 1985 3 wheel-
er, mint cond. $600/neg. or
trade for canoe of same
cond. Call 239-961-3157
KAWASAKI BAYOU 2001 -
Green, 2WD, runs good
$1000. (863)801-3459
(863)824-6181
POLARIS 300 HAWKEYE
2006 Papers included
$3500/neg. (305)773-4023
La Belle
POLARIS 50CC ATV 2005
Good condition $900.
(863)763-3606
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 2000 -
Blown engine, Great for parts
$200. (863)634-8007
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 2000 -
' Starter in excellent working
condition $50.
(863)259-7472
SANDRAIL '2005 1600 cc
VW,Red w Crome Engine,
lights, Labelle $3500/or best
offer. (305)773-4023 La-
belle
STORM 250 R- Looks and
runs good, comes with sec-
ond one for parts $650. OBO
(863)430-6987
YAHAMA DIRTBIKE-2006
TTR-125, used very little,
great cond. Big Wheel, $350
in extras. (863)763-5229
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


Automobiles

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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor.Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 cyl.,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
alternator, exc. cond., $1150
or best offer. (863)677-1742
CHEVROLET GEO METRO
1990 runs good, excellent
gas mileage, 4-cyl $600.
(863)467-2683
CHRYSLER SEBRING-2003, 4
cylinder, auto, cold a/c, fully
loaded, runs great $3500
080 (863) 697-9938
DODGE INTREPID 2000 -
RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT,
REAL CLEAN CAR $2000.
(863)673-4851
FORD MUSTANG Select -
must sell if you were previ-
ously Interested please call
again great on gas auto-
matic $2500/neg.
(8 63) 76 3 0 380
(863)697-9521
KIA RIO- 02- Needs motor,
84k, automatic, good condi-
tion $1500 OBO
(863)447-5061/Pt. St. Lucie
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 1991 Tinted win-
dows, auto. A/c, alloy whls.
new tires runs great
$1200/or best offer.
(863)675-5090
Police Impounds for Sale! 94
Honda Accord $5001 94 VW
Jetta $700! for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271.
PONTIAC GRAND AM '92 -
very low miles, good condi-
tion, $2000 (863)261-4781
SATURN 1995 4 CYLINDER,
RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD
GREAT ON GAS $1700.
(863)673-4851
TOYOTA CELICA 1995 5
sd., All electric. A/C. $900
(863)610-2256



CHEVY NOVA, '69 runs
great, $4500 or best offer.
863-634-4933




FORD F150- 2000, 5 spd ext
cab, runs great, $5000 Price
negotiable (863)634-1556
JEEP LARADO- 4 Wheel
Drive,1998 Excellent cond.
high miles, 4 dr, boat hitch.
$2500 Firm (863)467-6469
LaBelle Hunting Jeep runs or
for parts. $600. For more in-
formation call
239-229-2974.



EZ GO Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
(863)697-1350


2003 FORD sport trac hard
bed cover $100/neg.
(863)675-7897
CAR DOLLY Reworked new
tires/rims. Newfenders. New
lights. New straps. Painted.
$650 (863)697-9704
ENGINES 85-86 Chev 305 &
350. $500 for both or will
sell separate (863)805-
2877
FORKLIFT- 1952 Clark forklift,
runs but needs hydraulics
$1500. (863)675-3741
JEEP WRANGLER '98 run-
ning gear, 4cyl, 5 spd, no
body, $1000 or best offer
(772)216-2493
REESE TRAILER hitch Reese
trailer hitch came off of
Toyota Tundra. Good condi-
tion. $75. (863)763-2692
STEEL LADDER OR PIPE
RACK for long wheel base
Ford truck. $150.
(863)697-2724



CHEVROLET 1994 2500 V8
auto extcab Ibed towpack
topper exc cond $3500.
(863)697-2032
DODGE RAM PICKUP '98 -
ext. cab, cold a/c, cd, runs
ood, $2500 or best offer.
239)657-2711
F150-1998 New Motor, New
Tires, Runs Great $5000
OBO (863)763-7174
FORD F-250 1983 Diesel,
a/c,. 4spd, runs great, in
Okeechobee $1200/or best
offer. (863)697-3865
TOOL BOX fiberglass; A-1
condition, asking $100
(863)675-1690



CHEVY BLAZER'96 4X4, V6,
2 dr, looks good. $2500 Sell
or Trade (863)467-4650
Chevy Suburban 4x4-1998-
Leather interior, Burgundy &
Gold, 3rd seat, Rear A/C
$3750. (863)634-0512
FORD BRONCO 11 1992 V6,
AC, black W/grey interior.
Runs Great $1500/or best
offer. (863)801-3174
FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001
All power, Ice cold A/C,
Cloth interior. Runs great.
$3500 (863)763-8027



ENCLOSED CAR TRAILER -
2007, 20x8, excellent condi-
tion, $4500 (863)517-2944
ENCLOSED TRAILER 2006
Haulmark, single axle, upper
vent & inside lights, $2500.
(863)634-2303
HAULMARK 2006 Enclosed
Trailer $2000/or best of-
fer. (863)357-6140
(863)610-1089
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
Size 530-12. $40
(863)946-3822
UTILITY TRAILER 7'x16',
$600 or best offer.
(863)612-6575



ECONOLINE 250 1987 Lad-
der Racks. Good work van.
$1200 or trade pickup of =
amount. (863)467-2609
FORD E350 Econoline 14' box
truck (2000) $3500 obo
(863)673-1226 or 675-8946


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 08-885-CA
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC,
as successor service for GREENPOINT
CREDIT CORP.,
Plaintiff
vs.
ARMANDO T. CAVAZOS, MARIA
CAVAZOS, HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
CORPORATION III, AND UNKNOWN
TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to
the Order or Final Judgment entered In
this cause in the Circuit Court of Hend-
ry County, Florida. I will sell the.prop-
erty ualed in Hendry County, Florida,
described as:
Lots 29, 30, 31 in Section 8-1 of La-
Belie Ranchettes Business Lots, an
unrecorded subdivision in Section 33,
Township 43 South, Range 29 East,
Hendry County, Florida, more particu-
larly described as follows: Commence
atthe Northwest corner of said Section
33 and run N 86038' E, along the North
line of Section 33, a distance of 364.0
feet to the East right-of-way line of
State Road No. 29; thence S 0347' E,
along said road right-of-way line, a
distance of 650.0 feel to the Northwest
corner of Lot 31 and the Point-of-Be-
ginning; thence continue S 03147' E,
along said road rlght-of-way line, a,
distance of 75.0 feet to the Southwest
corner of Lot 29; thence N 86038' E a
distance of 400.0 feet the Southeast
corner of Lot 29, thence N 03'47' W a
distance of 75.0 feet to the Northeast
corner of Lot 31; thence S 8638' W, a
distance of 400.0 feet to the Polnt-oft-
Beginning
Together with a security Interest In that
certain 1998 Redman Homes Limited
16x76 Mobile Homes, serial number
FLA14613498.
and commonly known as:
4145 STATE ROAD 29 S.,
LABELLE, FL 33935
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, on the second floor,
In the front of the clerk's office, at the
Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on December
31, 2008.
DATED: December 3, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By:/S/S. Hammond,
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans With
Olsabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modatlon to participate In this pro-
ceeding should court Administration at
telephone number (863) 675-5217,
not later than seven (7) days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing Impaired,
(TOD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice IV)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-97
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC REO
VESTING: HOMESALES INC D/B/A
HOMESALES INC. OF DELAWARE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHARLOTTE L. BARNETTE,
DECEASED, et al
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
UNKNOWN HEIRS BENEFICIARIES, DE-
VISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST IN THE ESTATE OF CHAR-
LOTTE L. BARNETT (DECEASED)
Last Known Address: Unknown
Attempted at: 1880 Silver Lake Road
Labelle, FL 33935
Current Residence Unknown
WILLIAM T. BARNETT
Last Known Address: Unknown
Attempted at: 1880 Silver Lake Road
Labelle, FL 33935
Current Residence Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
WILLIAM T BARNETT
Last Known Address
Attempted At: 1880 Silver Lake Road
Labelle, FL 33935
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
follow-
Ing described property:
TRACT 8-5, THE SOUTH 335 FEET OF
THE NORTH 873 FEET OF THE WEST
ONE-HALF OF THE WEST ONE-HALF
OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER
OF SECTION 1, TOWNHIP.42 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO AN EASE-
MENT OVER THE WEST 30 FEET
THEREOF.
has beeh filed against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, If any, to It, on Marshall C.
Watson, PA., Atorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW 491h Street,
Suite 120, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 on
or before January 9, 2009, a dalte within
Is within thirty (30) days after the first
publhcatlon of this Notice In the GLADES
COUNTY DEMOCRATE and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or
Immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the
relief demanded In the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities need special accommodation
to participate In this proceeding should
contact the Senior Deputy Clerk Adminis-
tration whose Post Office Is located at
the Lee County Justice Center, Room
3112, 1700 MONROE STREET, FT.
MYERS, FL 33901, Telephone
(239) 335-2299 or 1 (800) 055-8771
TD) or 1 (800) 955-8770 Via FL Relay
service, no later than 5 days prior to the
Court date,
WITNESS my hand the seal of this
Court the 5th day of December, 2008
Joe Flint
As Clerk of the Court
By Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
303510 GCD 12/11,18/08
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most successful sales-
person in town.
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAMEIN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1251 2006 1-25-44-32-A00-0110-0000 OSCAR PALMER, JR. &
ESPERANZA PALMER
The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the
Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Sectlon25, township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 1147, MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said properly being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certillcate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certllcate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday In
the month of January, which Is the 8th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302638 CGS 12/11,10,25/081/1/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.2 22008 CA 000423
WACHOVIA BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Plaintiff
vs.
ARACELIS DIAZ A/K/A ARACELIS V.
DIAZ A/K/A ARACELI DIAZ, ET AL
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
" theSummary Final Judgment In Fore-
closure dated Dec. 1, 2008 and en-
tered In Case No. 26 2008 CA 000423
of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Florida, wherein WACHOVIA BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff
and ARACELIS DIAZ A/I/A ARACELIS
V. DIAZ A/K/A ARACELI DIAZ; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ARACELIS DIAZ
A/K/A ARACELIS V. DIAZ A/K/A
ARACELI OIAZ, IF ANY; THE LAUREL
OAK VILLAGE UNIT 5 PROPERTY
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; JOHN
DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POS-
SESSION, IF ANY; all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under or against
the named Defendant(s), whether liv-
ing or not, and whether said unknown
parties claims as heirs, devisees,
grantees, asslgnees,lienors,credltors,
trustees, or In any other capacity,
claiming by, through under or against
the named Defendant(s) are the Defen-
danlts), I will sell tooth highest and
best bidder for cash at the 2ND FLOOR
IN THE HALLWAY OF THE COURT-
HOUSE, of the HENDRY County Court-
house,' n HENDRY County, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 31st day of Dec.,
2008, the following described property
as set forth In said Order or Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 42, BLOCK 2186, PORT LABELLE,
UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES(S) 104, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Street Address: 4505 SPRING VIEW
CIRCLE, PORT LABELLE, FLORIDA
33935
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.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court this 4th day of Dec., 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
By:/s/ D. HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
This notice Is provided pursuant to Ad-
ministrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, If you are a person
with a disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions of'certain
assistance. Please contact the court
Administrator at 25 East HIckpocehee,
LaBelle, FL 33935, Phone No.
(941) 335-2299 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice or plead-
ing; if you are hearing Impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voice Impaired, call 1-800-955-8770
IV) (Via Florida Relay Services).
30375 CN 12/11,18/08

NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that on
12/20/2008 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned by:
Jane Coakley.-407
Misc. items
RichardLacosse-10
Misc. Items
Calvin O'Bannon- 512
Misc. Items
Rachel Partln D-18
Misc. Items
Dennis Calvert 0-18
Misc. Items
Teresa Hallback -18
Misc. items
303561 CGS 12/11,18/08
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
December 12, 2008
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Rokela Russell:
Stove, 2 mattresses, bike, couch, air
conditioner, TV, and misc. Items.
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NOTICE OF SiERIFF'S SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court of Lee County, Florida, on the 30th day of October, 2008 In the cause where-
in Barnett Recovery Corporation is plaintiff and Dilsey Graham is defendant, being
Case number 91-3526CA, In said Court, I, Ronald E. ee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry
County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant Oil-
sey Graham, in and to the following described properly, to-wit:
First Parcel
Lots 50 and 51, Block D, SUNSET PARK, a subdivision lying In the W 1/2 of SW 1/4
of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, LaBelle, Florida, as recorded In
Plat Book 2, Page 1, Hendry County Records, according to and as shown by survey
attached to Deed recorded in OR Book 107, Pages 497-498, Hendry Count, Flori-
da: Account No. 2024329-670000D0162
LOCATION OF PROPERTY: 790 Lincoln Ave., LaBelle, FL
Second Parcel
Lot 9, in Section 1 in Ford Park Subdivision, Section 8, Township 43, Range 29, o
the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida; Account No. 2024329-
28000000070
LOCATION OF PROPERTY: 780 Caloosahatchee Ave., LaBelle, FL
Third Parcel
Lot 18, Section 1, Ford Park, per recorded map or plat In the Office of tClerk of
the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida; Account No. 2024329-28000000120
LOCATION OF PROPERTY: 780 Kisslmmee Ave., LaBelle, FL
And on the 15th day of January, 2009 at the endry County Sheriff's Office, La-
Belle, Florida, a athe hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer
for sale all the said defendants, Dlsey Graham, right, title and interest in the alore-
said property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior Ii-
ens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND,
throceed to be applied as may be d y to the payment of costs and the sats-
faction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
303207 CN 12/11,18,25/081/1/09
HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE .
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 1/13709
SUBJECT AREA: 340 Bullying and Harassment
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
bullying and harassment of students.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1000.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(6), and
1006.07(2) F.S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1006.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(6),
and 1006.07(2) F.S.
FULL TEXT: A cpy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXCUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule established the policy for homeless stu-
dents.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic Impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on January 13, 2009.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with Information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or as soon thereafter for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested In writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised In
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule Is to re-
quess, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, In writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, n wrt-
ing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them Into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may Incorporate material by reference Into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation In order to participate In this process, please
notiy the Superintendent of Schools at (63) 674-464 2 or at the Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBele, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior t the meeting or work-
shop.
Notice: I the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be tiled In the Office of the Superintendent of School pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), F.S.
302554 CN 12/4,11,18 CO 12/18/08
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1494 2006. 1-36-44-32-AOO-0183-0000 Caminlto Fond-Rose
The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the
Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road over the East 30 feel thereof. SUBJECT to an easement for a drainage ca-
nal over the North 30 feet thereof. ALSO known as Tract 4051, MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at-11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in
Ihe month of January, which is the 8th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWEN-
TIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No. 08-943-CA
FIRST BANK fk/a FIRST BANK OF
CLEWISTON,
a Florida banking Institufion
Plaintiff
vas
EUNA E. RORIGUEZ a/k/a ELENA
RODRIGUEZ, UNKNOWN TENANTSS,
JOSE A. OLIVERA, AND JOSE ADOORNO,
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION'
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE- PROPERTY
TO DEFENDANT, JOSE ADORNO, and
ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CON-
CERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose on the following property In
Hendry County, Florida:
The East one-half (1/2) of the East one-
half (1/2) of the North one-half (1/2)
of the Northeast one-fourth 1/4) of the
Northeast one-fourth 1/4) of the
Southeast one-fourth(1/4) of Section
27, Township 44 South, Range 32
East, Hendry County Florida,sublectto
an easement for Ingress, egress and
utilities over and across the East 30
feet thereof, Also known as Lot No:
248 In Montura Ranch Estates, and
unrecorded subdivision.
Together with a double wide 1994 Cre-
sent mobile home with ID No.!
146M8356A and 146M8356B, Title
No.: 66214985 and 66214984, RP
No.: R0586370 and R0586371.
Parcel ID No.:
1-32-44-27-AOO-0208.0000
thas been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to t on JODIE R.
SNOW, ESQUIRE, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address Is: McGehee & Perez,
PL, 417 W. Sugarland Hwy., Clewls-
ton, Florida 33440, on or before Janu-
ary 5,2009, and filhethe original with
the Clerk of this court either before
service on the Plaintiff's attorney or
Immediately thereafter, otherwise a
Default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded In the Complaint
of Petition.
DATED this the 20th day of Nov., 2008
THE HONORABLE BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court.
301788 CGS 11/27;12/4,118,1/00


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-858CA
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
ROBERT BEARSE, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURESALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated November 13, 2008 and entered
In Case No. 2007-853CA of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cut In and for HENDRY County, Florida
wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Is the
Plaintlffand ROBERT BEARSE; TRICIA
BEARSE; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash
at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY.OF THE
HENRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11:00 AM, on the 17th day of
December, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth In said Fl-
nal Judgment:
LOT 25, BLOCK 2280, OF'PORT LA.
BELLE UNIT 8, A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
S 131, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
S- HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 9031 PENNY CIRCLE
LA BELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest In the
surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of le date
of the LIs Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days'after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal o this
Court on November 18, 2008.
S Barbara S. Butler
'Clerkof the Circuit Court
By:/S/ D.Hammond
Deputy Clerk
*See Americans with Disablities Act
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabiliies Act persons needing asp-
cial accommodation to participate In this
proceeding should contact the Deputy
Court AdmInistrator whose office Is.lo-
cated at Lae County Justice Center,
Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901,telephone number
813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
(TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Flori-
da Relay Service, not later than seven (7)
days prior to this proceeding.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, Older of the following certill-
cate, has filed said certificate for a lax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1321 2006 1-26-44-32-A00-0189-0000 JOHN C.GOODMAN &
HELEN B. GOODMAN
The South one-half of the East one-halff the North one-hal of the Southwest one-
quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26,
lownshlp 44 South, Range 32 East. Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an ease-
ment for Ingress egress and utlllies.over and across the East 30 feet thereof, Also
known as Lot 2P7, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, 01l and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at he Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Floida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Tuesday in
the month of November, which is the 25th day of November, 2008.
Dated this 8th day of October, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
HendryCounty, Florida
302654 CGS 12/11,1,25/081/1/09


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
AUDIT SERVICES FOR HENRY COUNTY
RFP No. 2009-09
Opening Date and Time: January 5; 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
The Hendry Count Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is soliciting proposals
from qualified Auditing Firms.
In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Com-
missoners at the CE. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) In the Hendry CountyCourthoue
Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by January 5,2009 at 2:00
p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of
one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from Hendry
County Admnlistration Department, located at 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle, Florida (for
ick up), Post Office Box 240, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address), or by call-
ing (86) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit the Board of County Commissioners to award any
contracts, to pay any costs incurred In the preparation of a response to this RFP or
to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all sub-
mitals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or In Its entirety
this RFP if It Is In the best Interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work
Place.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description ofproperty and the name In which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2255 2006 4-10-43-29-020-2039-0030 Mercedes L. Haye
Lot 3,. Block 2039, PORT'LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Record of Hendry County, Flor-
ida.
Less and except Gas, 011 and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the prpety described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Tuesday in
the month of January, which Is the 8th day of January, 2009:
Dated ths 19th day of November, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302662 CGS 12/11,18,25/081/1/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florlda Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT JULIAN MARY ANDERSON, holder of the follow-
in certificate, hasfiled sad certificate or a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
Ilflcate number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1624 2001 1-22-44-32-010-0049-0080 REV. JEREMIAH C. DUGGAN
Lot 8, Block 49, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to
the plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certifioat e shlhredeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 20d Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday
In the month of January, which is the 8th day of January, 2009..
Dated this1h day of Noveber; 2008.


302637 CGST2/11.18,25/081/1/09


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certlflcate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1366 2006 127-44-32-A00-0158-0000 Elina E. Rodrlguez
The South one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Northeast one-
Suarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27,
township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement
for ingress and egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also
known as Lot 53of Montura Ranch Estates, unrecorded.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Tuesday In
the month of January, which Is the 8th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of November, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Henry County, Florida
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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 1/13/09
SUBJECT AREA: 339 Homeless Students
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
homeless students.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.42, 1001.43, 1003.01(12), and 1003.21
FS.; The McKlnney Vento Homeless Assistance Act U.S.C. 11431-11436; Tide
I, Part A of the Elemenlary and Secondary Education Act, 20 U.S.C.
6311-6315; and The Indivduals with Disabilities Education Act 20 U.S.C.
1400 et. seq.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1003.01(12), and
1003.21 F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXCUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule established the policy for homeless stu-
dents.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic Impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewlston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on January 13, 2009.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or as soon thereafter for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so In writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
. Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised In
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, In writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted o the Superintendent
of Schools, In writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Supelintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to Incorporate.them Into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may Incorporate material by reference Into the proposed rule.
Notlce: If you need an accommodation In order to participate In this process, please
notiy the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-464 2 or at the Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBele, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or work-
shop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy ofthe pro-
posed rule shall be filed In the Office of the Superintendent of School pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), FS.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1641 2006 1-31-44-33-AOO-0411-0000 Maureen Small
TheSouth one-half ofthe Southeast one-quarter of the Sotheast one-quarter ofthe
Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of section 31, Township 44
South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida.SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road of the East 30 feetthereof, and Subject to an easement for a drainage ca-
nal of the South 30 eet thereof. Also known as Tract 6049, MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision.
Loss and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements arid right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the Cbunty of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according tolaw, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in
the month of January, which Is the 8th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302672 CGS 12/11,18,25/081/1/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2242 2006 4-10-43-29-010-2033-0150 Vincent R. Cordaro & Janet L. Cordaro
Lot 15, Block 2033, PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a subdivision according to (he plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 50, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
ess and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of'ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to.the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Tuesday in
the mpnth of January, which Is the 25th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302657 CGS 12/11,18,25/081/1/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2111 2006 3-01-43-34-010-0360-0101 Smith Properties City Walk, LLC
Lots 30 & 31, inclusive In Block 360 of General plan of Clewiston, Florida as re-
vised September 7, 1937, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2,
Pages 71 thru 78, Inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in
the month of January, which Is the 8th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of Novimber, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302675 CGS 12/11,18,25/081/1/09


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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #2008-CA-000422
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for the Cerfiicaleholders of
Soundvlew Home Loan Trust 2006-OPT5, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series
2006-OPT5,
Plaintiff,
vs
John S. Bailey a/k/a John Bailey and H.E Huff a/k/a Helen Huff; Option One Mort-
gage Corporation
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: H. Huff a/k/a Helen Huff; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS: 875 Cemetery Road, Labelle, FL 33935
Residence unknown, if living, Including any unknown spouse of Said Defendants, if
either has remarried and If either or both of said Defendants are dead, their re-
spective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lenors, and
trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named
Defendantss; and the aforemenioned named Deendant(s) andsuchothe afore-
mentioned unknown Defendants and such of the aorementined unknown Defen-
dants as may be Infants, incompetents or otherwise not sul juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has'been commenced to foreclose a
mortgage on the following real properly, lying and being and situated in Hendry
County, Florida, more particularly described as follows:
THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER LY-
ING NORTH AND EAST OF JACK'S BRANCH AND THE SOUTH 20 FEET OF THE
EAST 731.24 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUAR-
TER, SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA AND THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER EXCEPT THE NORTH 20
FEET THEREOF AND THE NORTH 25 FEET OF THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER, SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AS FOLLOWS:
THE NORTH 20 FEET OF THE SOUTH 40 FEET OF THE EAST 731.24 FEET OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER, SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP
43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA;
TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR IRRIGATION PIPELINE, PUMP SITE AND
ELECTRIC SERVICE AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28
EAST, HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 31 MINUTES
50 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER-
NORTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 519.80 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGIN-
NING; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 246.50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 50
SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 17.0 FEET TO THE CENTER OF JACK'S
BRANCH; THENCE NORTH 36 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST UP
THE CENTER OF JACK'S BRANCH, A DISTANCE OF 49.79 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
89 DEGREES 31 MINTUES 50 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 37.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
206.50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 10.0 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING; TOGETHER WITH AN
EASEMENT FOR THE IRRIGATION PIPE-LINE AND ELECTRICAL SERVICE OVER
AND ACROSS THE WEST 10 FEET OF THE EAST OF THE EAST 529.80 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 20 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST.
more commonly known as 875 Cemetery Road, Labelle, FL 33935.
This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff,
whose address is 10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 12, Tampa, FL 33618,
within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original
with the clerk ofthis Court either before service on Plantiff's attorney orimmedi-
ately there after; other wise a default will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 20th day of 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Circuit and County Courts
By: Deputy Clerk
302437 CGS12/4,11/08 .


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2008-CP-175
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES P PRICE, Deceased.
'NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered
In the estate of JAMES P. PRICE, deceased, File Number 2008 -CP-175 by the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the decedent's
date of death was February 9, 2008; that the total value of the estate Is
$18,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom It has been as-
signed by such order are:


NAME AOORESS
Alan LIndner 685 S.E. 25 Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Jeffrey Price 2325 N.W. Fork Road
Stuart, FL 34994
Jay Price 36 Island Park
New York, NY 11558
Jerrold Price 31283 Kendale Road.
Lewes, DE19958
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is October 30th, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Janice B. Richardson, Esq. for the firm
Harvin, Harvin & Pinnock, LLP
900 East Ocean Blvd., Suite 210-B Stuart, Florida 34994
772-286-3630 Telephone
772-286-6166 Facsimile.
Florida Bar No. 0036403


302883 ON 12/4,11/08


Personal Representative:
Jerrold Price
31283 Kendale Road, Lewes, DE 19958


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name In which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2110 2006 3-01-43.34-010-0360-0100 Smith Properties City Walk, LLC
Lots 32 & 33, inclusive, In Block 360 of General plan of Clewlslon, Florida as re-
vised September 7, 1937, according to the plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 2,
Pages 71 thru 78, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Tuesday in
the month of November, which is the 25th day of November, 2008.
Dated this 8th day of October, 2008,
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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I
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, descripllqn of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2281 2006 4-10-43-29-020-2054-0030 Paul G. Will Ruth M. Will

Lot 3, Block 2054, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will besold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Tuesday In
the month of November, which is the 25th day of November, 2008.
Dated this 81th day.of October, 2008..
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1870 2006 1-21-43-34-040-000G-0030 Harry Lee Preston, Jr.
Lot 3, block G, HARLEM ADDITION NO 8, PHASE ONE, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 136 and 137, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday In
the month of January, which is the 8th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302676 CGS 12/11,1,25/081/1/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1359 2006 1-27-44-32-A00-0112-0000 RED-HEAD DREAMS HOLDINGS, INC
The South one-half of the North one-halfof the Southwest one-quarter of the South-
west one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South,
Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access
road of the East 30 feet thereof and SUBJECTto right -of-way of State Road 833, as
existing. Also known as Lot 634, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Tuesday in
the month of January, which is the 8th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302647 CGS 12/11,18,25/081/1/09


NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
BY THE CLERK
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NUMBER 08-651 CA
OFELIA OTERO,
Plaintiff
vs
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC. a Flori-
da Corporation, and BEATRIZ DJEBEL-
LI PEREZ, et a
Defendant
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment entered in the
above styled cause now pending In
said court, that I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at Hendry
County, Florida on December 31, 2008
at 11:00 a.m., in front of the office of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court (being the
second floor hallway of the Adminis-
tration Building, Hendry County Court-
house) corner of Highway 29 and 80,
LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida, the
following described property:
Lots 9 and 10, Block 46, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES FIRST SUBDIVI-
SION, according to the Plat thereof, as
- recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages
37,38 and 39 of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
Property Address: 229 N. Isora Street
Montura Ranches, Clewiston, Florida,
a/k/a N. Jnette Street, Clewiston, Flori-
da
Parcel: 132 44 220100046007.0
Dated Dec. 4, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /S/Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff
DREW. SHERIDAN, RA. '
7765 S.W. 87th Avenue, Suite 102
Miami, Florida 33173
Tel. 305) 596-3368
Fax (305) 596-3355
drewsherldan@drewsheridanpa.com
303482 CGS12/11,18/08


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intentto sell these ve-
hicles on 12/26/2008,10:00 am at 74
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to susection 713.78
of the Florida Statutel TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY reserves the right to ac-
cept or reject any and/or all bids.
1996 Ford
1FTCR10X5TUB41441
1993 Jeep
1J4FT68SPL523604
1996 Plymouth
1P3EJ46COTN232455
303198 CN 12/11/08


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Tuesday December 16 2000a l.OM
eMl at The Greentree South Commu-
nity Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County.
The purpose of the meeting I to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal Is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
303523 C BCGS 1211 08

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FWC approves Gulf gag and




red grouper rule changes


FWC Commissioners receive




update on the Everglades


Recreational anglers

allowed to harvest

more red grouper in

Gulf state waters

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission on
Thursday approved rule amend-
ments for gag grouper in Gulf of
Mexico state waters that are con-
sistent with interim regulations in
Gulf federal waters.
In addition, the FWC approved
a rule amendment to allow Flori-
da recreational anglers to harvest
more red grouper in Gulf state
waters.
A recent stock assessment in-
dicated that Gulf gag grouper are
undergoing overfishing (excessive
harvesting pressure), and harvest
levels must be reduced.
Interim federal regulations to
address this situation will be im-
plemented in Gulf waters beyond
nine nautical miles offshore of
Florida in January.


SFWC's action will make Flori-
da gag grouper rules in state wa-
ters consistent with the interim
federal.regulations.
The new rules establish a two-
fish-per-person recreational daily
bag limit for gag grouper within
the five-grouper aggregate limit in
Gulf state waters, and prohibit the
recreational harvest of gag grou-
per from Gulf state waters from
Feb. 1 through March 31.
Another new FWC rule in-
creases the recreational daily bag
limit for red grouper in Gulf state
waters from one fish per person
to two.
The FWC is taking this action
now because a recent stock as-
sessment concluded that the Gulf
red grouper stock has recovered
enough to allow an increase in
harvest levels, and it is expected
that the recreational red grou-
per bag limit in Gulf federal wa-
ters will be increased to two fish
sometime in 2009.
"The improvement in red
grouper abundance in the Gulf
gives us a chance to 'give back'


some fish to anglers and helps

reduce the overall impacts of the

new gag grouper restrictions,"

said Rodney Barreto, chairman of

the FWC.

These rules will take effect on

Jan. 1.

More information on grouper

management is available online

at MyFWC.com/marine/grouper/

index.htm.



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August rains

produce dangerous

conditions for

wildlife

The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) heard a report from staff
on water and wildlife issues in
the Everglades on Wednesday,
Dec. 3, at its meeting in Key
West.
During the August rains from
Tropical Storm Fay, 20 inches of
water fell throughout the Ever-
glades drainage basin, causing
some dangerous conditions for
wildlife in the Everglades .
The Everglades encompass
approximately one-half of its his-
torical area, which magnifies im-
pacts from heavy rainfall storms,
such as occurred with Fay. .
Because drainage patterns
also have been altered, these
conditions can persist for weeks,


creating large areas of relatively
deep water.
This situation generates enor-
mous stress on wildlife.
The FWC has developed high-
and low-water closing criteria for
the Everglades and Francis S.
Taylor, Holey Land and Roten-
berger wildlife management ar-
eas (WMAs).
The presence of humans dur-
ing these times increases stress
levels and mortality for wildlife
through human interaction.
High-water levels concentrate
wildlife in small areas, causing
disease outbreaks, increased
parasites and malnutrition be-
cause of a limited food supply.
During times of low water,
the risk of muck fires increases
and internal combustion engines
can be a hazard.
Chuck Collins, FWC's South
Region director, presented the
criteria for high- and low-water
closure for the Everglades and
Taylor WMAs.
"Our staff collects data on


wildlife through spotlight surveys
throughout the year to establish
a baseline behavior for normal
to dry conditions," Collins said.
"This data is crucial to deter-
mine when it is appropriate to
'reopen the area."
Commissioner Ronald
Bergeron leads the Commission
on Everglades issues and in Oc-
tober brought together a team
consisting of the South Florida
Water Management District, the
Miccosukee Tribe, the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, the Department
of Transportation, the Depart-
ment of the Interior and the Flori-
da Department of Environmental
Protection to help devise a plan
to reduce water levels during
emergency high-water events.


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School briefs

Moore Haven 8th annual Christmas on the Ca- reserve your booth. Booth prices Linda Langdale at 863-946-0737 Junior-Senior High School SAC the 2008-2009 school year will re-
loosahatchee Festival on Thurs- are $10 each. to reserve a spot in the parade. All (School Advisory Council) con- flect your needs.
Elementary School day, Dec. 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. We do not allow duplicate entries must have lights! ducts climate surveys to deter- The surveys can be accessed
Sin the Tom Perry Moore Haven booths so you must call to re- mine plans for the upcoming online at http://schoolnotes.
8th Annual Christmas and City Park. If you or your organiza- serve your booth. We will once LnwW at Yu school year. com/33471/sac.html. If ou have
Light parade tion wishes to perform a musical again have our light parade which Let K What YWe ask that parents and com- cos
Moore Haven Elementary presentation or have a booth at will conclude this year's festival. Think munity members give us feed- any questions about the surveys,
School and the City of Moore Ha- this year's festival, please contact If you wish to participate in the back via the surveys so that the please contact Laura Ahern at
ven will once again sponsor the Susan Prowant at 863-946-0737 to lighted parade, please contact Fe- Each year the Moore Haven school's improvement plan for 863-946-0811 ext. 109.

Moore Haven High Terriers Boys Basketball Schedule

The following is a list of the Home 7 p.m. pies Home 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Away 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m.
boys basketball 2008/09 game *Dec. 12 Everglades Home -Jan. 8 Sarasota Christian .Jan. 16 St. John Neumann Jan. 27 Everglades Away -- *Feb. 6 Okeechobee Away
schedule:- 1:15 p.m. Home- 6 p.m. Away 7:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.
*Dec. 9- Evangelical Away *Dec. 17 SW FL Christian *Jan. 9-Seacrest -Away- 7:30 *Jan. 20-Comm. School-.Na- *Jan. 29-Okeechobee-Home *Feb. 10, 13 & 14 District
7:30 p.m. Home 6:30 p.m.' p.m. pies Away 7 p.m. 6 p.m. Tournament St. John Neumann
*Dec. 10 St. John Neumann *Jan, 6 Comm. School Na- *Jan. 13 Evangelical Home *Jan. 22 SW FL Christian *Jan. 30 Canterbury Home TBA- Naples


Moore Haven High Terriers Girls Basketball Schedule


The following is a list of the
girls basketball 2008/09 game
schedule:
*Dec. 10 St. John Neumann -
Home 5:30 p.m.
*D&c. 11' Clewiston Home


- 7 p.m.
*Dec. 17 SW FL Christian -
Home 5 p.m.
*Jan. 5 Okeechobee Away
- 5 p.m.'
*Jan. 6 Comm. School Na-


ples Home 6
*Jan. 9 Seacrest Away 6
p.m.
*Jan. 12 Walker Memorial -
Home 6 p.m.
*Jan. 13 Evangelical Home


- 6 p.m.
*Jan: .16 St. John Neumann -
Away 6 p.m. I
*Jan. 20 -'Comm. School Na-


Away 6 p:m.
*Jan. 23 Bishop Verot Home
- 7 p.m.
*Jan. 28 Pahokee Home 7


ples Away 5:30 p.m. p.m.
*Jan. 22 SW FL Christian *Jan. 29 Clewiston Away 7


p.m.

*Feb. 2, 6 & 7 District Tourna-

ment SW FL Christian TBA


Submitted photo

Tip-off
#10 Xavier Fagan goes up over the official to take possession on the tip-off at the begin-
ning of the game. Other MH players in the photo are #15 Keivon Bell, # 3 Fred Hall, and
# 25 Elazarus Blackmon.


Submitted photo


auomitea pnoio


Working hard
#25 Elazarus Blackmon takes a shot closely observed by Official and MH teacher Jamie
Brown.


MHHS Boys Basketball
#23 Josh Patterson takes a shot over the head of a Seacrest defender.
4 .-. '.


Team work
#25 Elazarus Blackmon takes a shot while being protected by #23 Josh Patterson.


Submitted photo


Long shot
#25 Elazarus Blackmon takes a long shot. Other MH player in photo is #22 Pierre Gad-
son.


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FWC red tide e:


Renowned scientist
receives two awards
for her 44 years of
research

Dr. Karen Steidinger, of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission's (FWC) Fish
nd Wildlife Research Institute
(FWRI), recently brought home
two prestigious awards.
Last month Steidinger ac-
cepted the Yasumoto Lifetime
Achievement Award in Hong
Kong.
In October, she received a
second-place 2008 Gulf Guardian
Award in the Individual category.
The International Society for
:he Study of Harmful Algae (IS-
SHA) recognized Steidinger .with
:he Yasumoto award in recogni-
:ion of her long and outstanding
contributionss to harmful algal
bloom research and the study of
other micro-organisms.
The Gulf of Mexico Program
presented the Gulf Guardian
Award to honor Steidinger's ac-
complishments through more
:han 44 years of red fide re-
search.
Steidinger is so renowned in
her field, her fellow scientists
named the Florida red tide or-
ganism "Karenia brevis" in her
honor.


L..ii .i~lE/- '
Courtesy Baysoundings.com
Dr. Karen Steidinger.

As a marine biologist, author,
lecturer, teacher and research
leader, Steidinger has generated
a wealth of new information to
help scientists, agenciesand the
public understand red tide and its
effects on living creatures in the
Gulf of Mexico and around the
world, Steidinger also has studied
the worldwide distribution, ad-
aptations and general ecology of
other microalgae.
"Karen is an icon in the field
of harmful algal bloom research


ert earns awards


and a true Florida treasure," said
FWRI Director Gil McRae.
"In addition to her world-
renowned scientific accomplish-
ments, she has mentored dozens
of outstanding scientists over the
past four decades, and she has
served as a role model to young
people, particularly women, in-
terested ih pursuing careers in
science."
Since retiring in 2003, Steiding-
er continues to work as a senior
research scientist with FWRI on
a contract basis through the Uni-
versity of South Florida.
"Throughout my years of
working for the state of Florida, I
was fortunate to work on harmful
algal blooms, focusing on blooms
in Florida waters, because of
their impacts on fisheries, the
environment and public health,"
Steidinger said.
"Without the state's Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute and
the people I worked with, I would
not have been able to accomplish
what I did during those years."
The Gulf of Mexico Pro-
gram initiated the Gulf Guardian
Awards in 2000 to recognize and
honor businesses,. community
groups,, individuals and agencies
that are taking positive steps to.
keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful
and productive.
Underwritten by the U.S. En-
vironmental .Protection Agency,


the program is a non-regulatory
group of federal agencies and
representatives of the business
and agricultural communities,
fishing industry, scientists, envi-
ronmentalists and community
leaders from all five Gulf states.
For more information about
the Gulf Guardian Awards and
the Gulf of Mexico Program, visit
www.epa.gov/gmpo.
Scientists founded ISSHA in
1997 to meet the need for an in-
ternational program on harmful
algae.
The society promotes and
fosters research and training pro-
grams on harmful algae and co-
sponsors meetings on that topic
at the national, regional and inter-
national levels.
Visit www.issha.org for more
information on the society.
To learn more about FWC red
tide research, visit.http://research.
myfwc.com/.


Lawrence Group pushes for deal


Company releases
statement about the
sale of U.S. Sugar to
the state of Florida

The Lawrence Group ex-
pressed surprise and extreme
disappointment at the announce-
ment that the Board of Directors
of United States Sugar Corpora-
tion had approved the contract to
sell approximately 180,000 acres
of its real estate assets' to the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD).
The Lawrence Group made a
formal offer to acquire U.S. Sugar
for $300 per share in cash on No-
vember 29, 2008 and reaffirmed
its,, offer on December 4, 2008
wien it also delivered a "highly
I' co fidert" letter from Rabobank
International, a 'global financial
services leader serving the food"
and agribusiness industry.
To.date,.U.S. Sugar has refused,
to engage in discussions with the
Lawrence Group regarding its for-
mal offer of $300 per share, which
clearly provides superior value to
U.S. Sugar's stockholders than
the land sale to the SFWMD.
JIn fact, representatives of U.S.-
Sugar contacted representatives.
of The Lawrence Group late last
week,' indicating that U.S; Sugar.
.would be delivering a confidenti-
ality, agreement so that the parties
could promptly commence nego-
tiations--The Lawrence Group
has yet to receive this agreement
or any other information from
U.S. Sugar.
"We believe that the Board of
Directors of U.S. Sugar has clearly
breached its fiduciary duties to
its stockholders in a number of
significant respects," said Gaylon
Lawrence Jr. of The Lawrence
Group. In particular:
. U.S. Sugar has in-
dicated that, notwithstanding its
agreement with the SFWMD, it
may still solicit superior offers;
however, entering into an agree-
ment in connection with any
such superior offer will, under the
terms of the land sale contract,
cost U.S. Sugar and its stockhold-
ers $40 million in value.
This is a cost that could easily
have been avoided had U.S. Sug-
ar negotiated with The Lawrence
Group before entering into the
agreement with the SFWMD.


U.S. Sugar has re-
peatedly issued misleading and
incomplete statements regarding
the "value" that will supposedly
be delivered to stockholders un-
der the land sale transaction.
Specifically, U.S. Sugar has still
not explained how much and
when, if ever, such "value" will be
delivered to stockholders.
Moreover, it appears that a
significant portion of the "value"
promised by the land sale trans-
action is dependent on the highly
uncertain future of a company
that will be winding up its affairs
and that a meaningful portion of
the proceeds from the sale would
be used to pay taxes, repay U.S.
Sugar's outstanding indebtedness
and satisfy whatever payments
may be made to U.S. Sugar exec-
utives as a result of the deal U.S.
Sugar has not made public any o'f
this detail.
As a result, although U.S. Sugar
has said that stockholders would
eventually receive $365 per share
under thel and sale transaction,
it is entirely unclear how much
cash would actually be paid to
U.S. Sugar's stockholders up front
under that deal or when any pay-
merits might be made.
This stands in stark contrast
to The Lawrence Group's offer,
which wpuld deliver to stockhold-
ers $300 in cash.
For example, if a U.S. Sugar
stockholder were to take that
$300,,,and-invest it in a portfolio
of investment grade bonds, the
stockholder could. expect the
$300 to grow to $500 in 2016
without the relative uncertainty
.and risk presented by the $365
that is supposedly being delivered
over that period under the land
sale transaction.
The land sale deal
struck by the U.S. Sugar Mnanage-
ment and Board is riddled with
uncertainty, beginning with the
fact that the deal is: subject to the
ability of the SFWMD to finance
the $1.34 billion purchase price in
this economic climate.
Most of all, for more
than three weeks, U.S. Sugar has
refused to meet with the Law-
rence Group or even consider the
terms of The Lawrence Group's
formal proposal, which suggests
that management's interests may
not in fact be aligned with those
of the U.S. Sugar stockholders.
The Lawrence Group urges
U.S. Sugar stockholders to ask


why the U.S. Sugar Board and
management have refused to dis-
cuss The Lawrence Group's offer
and insist that stockholders' best
interests are, in fact, being taken
into account.
According to The Lawrence
Group, the Board's behavior is.
reminiscent of how it acted in
2005 and 2007 when the Law-
rence Group made two prior pro-
posals to acquire U.S. Sugar for
$293 per share in cash.
At that time, the Board did not,
and refused to permit the Law-
rence Group to, disclose the exis-
tence of the Lawrence Group's of-
fers to U.S. Sugar's stockholders.
"Think of how much better off
U.S. Sugar stockholders would
be today if they had been permit-
ted to accept our offers of $293
per share back in' 2005 or 2007,"
stated Mr. Lawrence, Jr.
The Lawrence Group was also'
dismayed by U.S. Sugar's pub-
lic statement. that The Lawrence
Group has not yet made a "for-
.mal" offer.
The Lawrence Group sent let-
ters to the Board of Directors of
U.S. Sugar on Nov. 29 and Dec. 4
containing the terms of its formal
offer to acquire all of the outstand-
ing shares of U.S. Sugar.
In connection with its pro-
posal, the Lawrence Group has
retained the services of Rabobank
International, a global financial
services leader in the food-and
agribusiness industry, and Skad-
den, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
LLP, one of the world's premier
legal advisors.
The form of The Lawrence
Group proposal is absolutely typi-
cal for transactions of this. type
and its formal letters to the U.S.
Sugar Board have specifically ad-
dressed each.of the items recently
requested in the Nov. 20 and Dec.
1 letters from U.S. Sugar's finan-
cial advisors.
"U.S. Sugar's latest public an-
nouncement is a continuation
of the campaign to discredit my
father, Gaylon Lawrence Sr., and
me at the expense of U.S. Sugar's
stockholders," commented Mr.
Lawrence, Jr.
'According to The Lawrence
Group, its offer to acquire the
outstanding shares of the Com-
pany for $300 per share in cash
remains open at this time, and
The Lawrence Group continues
to view its proposal as a 'win"
for all constituencies: U.S. Sugar's


Safe and Healthy Travel


By Brenda Barnes
Many people travel during the
holiday season to visit loved ones
and friends.
Some people may even choose
to travel internationally.. Please re-
member the three "P's" when it
comes to your health and safety
while you are traveling;

*Proactive Try to think of any
issues that could happen while
you are traveling. Make a list of
things that you may need arid talk
it over with your family. Have a
plan!

*Prepared Remember to
take enough medications with
you. Don't put prescribed medi-
cations in your suitcase. You don't
want your suitcase to get lost with
your medications inside! Keep all
medications in their original con-
tainers and put them your per-
I, I


sonal bag that stays with you at all
times. Take your doctor's phone
number with you as well as your
pharmacy's phone number just in
case you need medications while
you are away. No one wants to be
sick during a vacation, but try to
think about what you would do if
you or a loved one should get sick
or injured while you are away
from home.

*Protected Pack smart. Think
about what kind of clothing and
shoes you will need. Will you be
traveling to a hot' or cold climate?
Consider packing a small health
kit (band-aids, first aid cream,
antibacterial wipes, or alcohol-
based hand sanitizer). Be sure to
put these items in a zip-lock bag
in case they leak. If you are stay-
ing in a hotel, take the sanitizing
wipes and wipe the remote con-
trol for the television. Studies have


shown that hotel TV remotes usu-
ally have a lot of germs!
Just remember to be safe and
healthy as you travel whether it's
by car, bus, plane or train.
If you remember these tips
when traveling, then you can fo-
cus on the scenery, not medical
emergencies, and return home
with nothing more troubling than
some wacky gifts that you pur-
chased or received during your
trip!
Remember, be healthy and be
happy!
(Brenda Barnes is the Public
Information Officer and Plan-
ning Consultant for the Hendry
and Glades County Health De-
partments. If you would like to
read an article about a particular
health topic, please call 863-674-
4047, extension 126)


employees, the local communi-
ties, the environment, the State
of Florida and its taxpayers, and
particularly the U.S. Sugar stock-
holders.
Furthermore, The Lawrence
Group's proposal would provide
the SFWMD with the portion of
the U.S. Sugar land that it needs
at a fraction of the cost that would
be paid under the currently pro-
posed land sale transaction with
U.S. Sugar.
"Even though the Board of
U.S. Sugar is well aware that our
offer was conditioned upon the,
land sale not having been agreed
to, we stand ready to begin im-
mediate discussions regarding
our formal offer which would be
more advantageous to U.S. Sugar
stockholders and, given our ex-
pectation to continue to operate
the business of U.S. Sugar into the
future, the Everglades community
at large, and we remain inindful
of the environmental concerns of
those of us who have an interest
in protecting the Everglades for
future generations," said Mr. Law-
rence, Jr.


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Ringing the bells of hope


'0 Little Town of Bethlehem'


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
The year was 1863.
Our nation was caught up in
the devastating war between the
states.
It was Civil War with memo-
ries of the horrors of Shiloh be-
hind and the blood of Gettysburg
more recent.
It was Christmas time, and
writer Henry Wadsworth Long-
fellow was grieving the holiday
without a son he had lost in the
war.
In the midst of his grief and
what was happening, Wadsworth
wrote one of his best known po-
ems, "Christmas Bells."
"I heard the bells on Christmas
Day, their old, familiar carols play.
And wild and sweet the words re-
peat of peace on earth, good will
to men!"
But the bells were drowned
out with cannon fire.
"Then from each black, ac-
cursed mouth the cannon thun-
dered in the South. And with
the sound the carols drowned,
of peace on earth, good will to
men!"
It struck a note of pain and


loss as he thought of the many
who had lost sons like him: "It
was as if an earthquake rent the
hearth-stones of a continent. And
made forlorn the households
born of peace on earth, good will
to men! And in despair I bowed
my head; 'There is no peace on
earth,' I said. 'For hate is strong
and mocks the song of peace on
earth, good will to men!"'
In the midst of all of this, there
came to his ears the ringing of
bells once more.
A church was ringing in Christ-
mas Day.
Each toll of the bell brought
a renewed hope to Longfellow's
heart: "Then pealed the bells
more loud and deep: God is not
dead; nor doth he sleep! The
wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
with peace on earth, good will to-
ward men!" (from The Complete
Poetical Works of Longfellow,
289-90);
Hope.
Throughout history, in times
of peace and in times of war, in
good times and in bad times, in
easy times and in hard. time, hope
is what carries us through.
The ringing of the church
bells was not much of a sign by


the world's standards, but it was
enough to be a sign of hope for
Longfellow, even in the midst of
hopelessness.
Appearances to the contrary
notwithstanding, the Lord has not
forgotten His people.
Every year at Christmas time,
we are, reminded of God's great
gift of hope and promise for each
of us.
Christmas may not be much
of a sign by the world's standards,
but for those who believe, it is a
sign of great hope.
"The people who walked in
darkness have seen a great light;
those who dwell in a land of
deep darkness on them light has
shined" (Isaiah 9:2).
With the coming of this light
there is hope.
"A thrill of hope the weary
world rejoices, for yonder breaks
a new and glorious morn!" (O
Holy Night)
So, "Come on, ring those bells,
light the Christmas tree, Jesus is
the king, born for you and me.
Come on, ring those bells, every-
body say, Jesus, we remember
this Your birthday." (Come On,
Ring Those Bells).


The reason for the season


By The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph. D.-
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
One of my mentors, com-
menting on some of the Church
services he attended, told me "At
some of them, it looked like peo-
ple were in pain. Serious expres-
sions and glum faces when there
should be joy, and radiances of
happiness."
That's how it must have been
in the early Church: there cer-
tainly must have been something
joyful about it all to risk worship
services when persecution and
punishment were a potentialhaz-
ard for being faithful.
The other day, I watched the
end of a football game. One team
was behind by two points.
They were finally at the last
down in the fourth quarter and
fifty-six yards from their goal.
Their passing record during
the game had been dismal; and
finally a place kicker had been
sent in.
He had never made such a
kick before, but the blocking gave
him enough time to get one off
and it went squarely between, the
goal posts.
The expected loss had become
a victory. As the TV cameras
scanned the crowds; the cheering
and hugging, the smiles and pat-
ting on backs were signs that "We


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I thought about that and it
took me back to what those early
Church services must have been
like. Joy and happiness, and in
spite of everything that was going
wrong around them, the people
knew "We've got it made!"
That's the message of the com-
ing of the Lord into the world; we
will be bailed out, we will have a
reason to celebrate; that's the real
message of Christmas.
In the days leading up to the
beginning of the Lord's earthly
ministry, it seems expectations
were not very. high. Another
prophet appears on the scene,
John the Baptist.
The people have had their fair
share of prophets; all saying that
"He's coming one day and will
bring a victory with Him."
After centuries of waiting, it is
no wonder that some are skepti-
cal and "would question in their
.hearts concerning John, whether
he was the.Christ (Luke 3:16)."
The people who had been
used to hearing prophets "cry
wolf" were justifiably suspicions.
Suddenly, the Lord appears;
their hopes have not been disap-
pointed.
That's the Christmas story vic-
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That's Christmas; the "reason
for the season" is that the Lord ful-
filled all of the hopes of people ev-
erywhere and we would triumph
through Him. We remember that
somebody came, came because
we needed Him and He turned
being lost into being found:
We celebrate that "God so
'loved the world that He gave His
only Son that whoever believes in
Him should not perish but have
eternal life (John 3:16)."
That's a summary of faith arid
a reason for hope; and what is
at the bottom of the real Christ-
mas message. The joy of families
gathering, the joy of the young
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songs we sing all carry the mes-
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Enjoy Christmas
with the joy of
salvation

By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist
First Christian Church
Donald A. Nash, a retired Ky.
Christian College professor, had
some interesting things to say
about the town of Jesus' birth:
He wrote:
"The town of Bethlehem is
mentioned eight times in the
story we love to hear of the vir-
gin birth of Jesus of Mary by the
Holy Spirit.
"Being the home of King Da-
vid, beloved of God, Bethlehem
was dear to the hearts of Israel-
ites. The name meant, "house of
bread."
So it was very appropriate
that Jesus be born there since
He is the "bread of life" of whom
we all need to partake for spiri-
tual growth and strength.
Most important is the fact that
there was a distinct prophecy of
the Messiah being born in Beth-
lehem.
In Micah 5:2 the Lord is de-
scribed as being from everlast-
ing.
This is cited in the New Tes-
tament as fulfilled in Jesus vMat-
thew 2:6).
The fascinating point here is
that the prophesy was so exact!


There were two Bethlehems
in the holy land the one where
Christ was born and one in the
north, actually in Galilee near
Nazareth.
It would have been easy for
Joseph and Mary to go there.
However, the prophecy said
"Bethlehem Ephratah," or in the
south, Judah.
Two questions have been
raised about Christmas: (1)
The early church didn't observe
Christmas according to the New
Testament record; should we?
(2) Why didn't they observe His
virgin birth if it is so important.
In answer to the first, Paul
indicated that it is permissible to
observe special days of a culture
as long as they did not oppose
the Christian faith or teach and
practice, in the celebrations, any
activity that would undermine
one's Christian faith (Colossians
2:16, 21).
He would conclude in this
certain un-objectionable He-
brew activities which he himself
participated (Acts 18:18; 20:6;
21:26).
These would be comparable
to Christians in America observ-
ing Columbus Day, Thanksgiv-
ing, Christmas, Valentine's Day
and Memorial Day.
Just be sure to put Christ be-
fore candy; Jesus instead of jos-
tling; the Lord above luxury.
The virgin birth is important,
for without it Jesus would not


be God's only begotten Son who
could die for our sins (I Peter
1:19); 2:24).
However, the virgin birth
could not be proven.
It was a reality to Joseph and
Mary but to the skeptic an impos-
sible probability, so there would
be no witness for the Christian
faith in observing such.
On the other hand, His death
and resurrection were facts of
history.
A multitude had seen Him die
and heard the testimony of the
centurion (Luke 23:47).
Christ made 12 appearances
after His resurrection to reliable
witnesses, many of whom died
a martyr's death for their testi-
mony.
Therefore, it is reasonable for
the church to observe His death
by the Lord's Supper and His res-
urrection with worship on each
first day of the week, which the
apostle John calls the Lord's Day
(Revelation 1:10).
The fact that Jesus rose on the
first day of the week is mentioned
in all four Gospel accounts (Mat-
thew 28:1; Mark 16:1; Luke 24:1;
John 20:1).
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Native Plant Society
plans meetings
The Florida Native Plant S
ety meeting will be held on
first Tuesday of each month
p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center
4509 George Blvd. in Sebrinm
conference room number thrE
For more information, call
Stewart at 863-632-0914.

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sold by recognized local commu-
nity and civic groups.
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Narcotics
Anonymous meets
Narcotics Anonymous meets
Monday at 7 p.m. for open dis-
cussion greeting at Buck Head
Ridge .Christian Church, 3 Linda


the foundation, according to COE
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end up working simultaneously
on Wall rehabilitation.
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Updated VFW Post
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The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call 863-
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications
for new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS ladies aux-
iliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7


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Glades County; but any organi-
zation or business can schedule
a stop' and watch the video and
get an information packet. Just
call Bernadette or Jocelyn at 305-
948-8063 for an appointment.
Residents in the Buckhead.Ridge
area can also see the van at the


p.m. for an $11 donation. Danc-
ing immediately follows the din-
ner.
SMembership meetings are
held on the second Saturday of
the month beginning at 10 a.m.
The House Committee meeting is
on the fourth Saturday.
For information, contact Com-
mander Robert Hare at 863-467-
2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.

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March 13-22.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
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able to meet with elected.officials,
go see historical sites, and tour lo-
cal universities.
According to legislative as-
sistant, Kyle D. Johnson, Senator
Aronberg takes an interest in this
unique civics lesson for young
participants. Once a year the
senator is host to the all expenses
paid trip to Tallahassee for stu-
dents from southwest Florida.
Crystal Drake, MHHS career
counselor, has worked closely
with young people involved in
"Teens Take Tallahassee". She
has worked with outstanding
young people who are dedicated
to public service,' and has helped
them get organized for the trip.
The counselor was present for
the luncheon and service awards.
According to Ms. Drake, a Glades
County resident was signaled out
to receive one of the three pub-
lic service awards for southwest
Florida.
SAmy Lundy of. Moore Haven


was honored posthumously for
her contribution to the commu-
nity through several leadership
activities during her high school
years. Her dedication to commu-
nity volunteer work was also rec-
ognized. Her life ended tragically
last October as the result of an
automobile accident.
Ms. Lundy's last gift to public
service was to donate her heart to
a 12 year old child who was on
a transplant waiting list. Crystal
Drake mentioned that Amy Lundy
had made her choice to be an or-
gan donor when she was 14. Her
family honored her wishes so an-
other family could receive a sec-
ond chance for their dhild.
Amy Lundy's father and moth-
er, Jack and Janice Lundy; and
her sister, Jackie Pollard, were
presented with a proclamation
and a flag that had flown over the
state capitol building.
"Senator Aronberg's voice
quavered as he spoke of Amy's
final act of service to her commu-
nity," Ms. Drake said.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com.


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Glades County voters by vote to-
tal of 1806 versus 1312, approved
a referendum during the Nov. 4
general election in support of col-
lection of a two percent tax on
lodging (motel, RV parks, other
rentals) of six months or less.
The Florida Department of Rev-
enue and Glades County Tourism
Development Council will host a
tourism development tax seminar
Thursday, Dec. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at
the Glades County Public Library,
201 Riverside Dr., Moore Haven.
The Department of Revenue's
tax seminar. will explain how to
collect and remit tourism devel-
opment tax due to the state. Effec-
tive January 1, 2009 the tourism
development tax must be collect-
ed by sales tax dealers in Glades
County who rent living, quarters
for a term of six months or less.
These taxable transactions are de-
fined as "transient rentals." (Tran-
-sient rentals that are exempt from.
sales tax are also exempt from
the tourist development tax.)


What will be covered in the
seminar: Information about the
tax; Explanation about what is
taxable; Discussion of exemp-
tions ; Who must register and col-
lect the tax ; How to register and
How to report tlbe tax.
Every person who rents, leases,
or lets for consideration any living
quarters or accommodations
in any hotel, apartment hotel,
motel, resort motel, apartment,
apartment motel, roominghouse,
mobile home park, recreational
vehicle park, or' condominium
for a term of six months or less
is responsible for collecting and
submitting the applicable tax to
the Department of Revenue un-
der the provisions outlined in s.
212.03, F.S.)
For information call Fredrica
Cosper, .Florida Department of
Revenue 239-338-2481 or Tracy
Whirls, Glades County Tourism
Development Council, 863-946-
0300.
The meeting is open to the
public. .


Holiday Helpers


Hendry and Glades
County Health.
Department


On Friday, Dec. 5, volunteers
from the Target store came
out to LaBelle to assist the Hen-
dry & Glades County Health De-
partment/Healthy Families Staff
to wrap Holiday gifts. They had
a fun time working as "Holiday
Helpers". The gifts will be for the
children who are members of the
Healthy Families Program. This
partnership with Target is in
recognition of their efforts to help
parents create a safe and nurtur-
ing environment for children..
This event was in conjunction
with a grant recently rewarded to
the Healthy Families Program by
Target and is part of the ongo-
ing efforts by Target to strength-
en families and communities
throughout the country: "We're


,proud to partner with Healthy
Families as part of our ongoing
commitment to give back to the
communities where our guests
and team members live and
work", said Laysha Ward, Vice-
President, Community Relations,
Target.
The Healthy Families Program
at the Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments offers home
visiting services to parents-to-be
and new parents, who wish to
learn about positive parenting
techniques, child development,
parent-child activities and com-
munity resources.
To find out more about the
Hendry/Glades Healthy Families
Program contact Judy Paskvan at
the Hendry County Health Depart-
ment, 863-674-4056 ext. 116.


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