Title: Glades County Democrat
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 Material Information
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: January 8, 2009
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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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Bibliographic ID: UF00028301
Volume ID: VID00195
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 1461505
alephbibnum - 000358007
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notis - ABZ6307
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issn - 0745-4120

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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, January 8,2009 Volume 83, Number 23


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)F FLORIDA HISTORY


Glades at a
Glance

GC history books at
library
The Glades County His-
tory Books are available at the
public library in Moore Haven.
If you already ordered one,
please pick it up. Contact the
library a[ 863-9.46-0744. Enjoy a
good book!

Native Plant Society
plans meetings
The Florida Nhtive Plant So-
ciety meeting will be held on
the first Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center
at 4509 George Blvd. in Sebring
in conference room number
three.
For more information, call
Roy Stewart at 863-632-0914.

Go Green
Help The Glades County
Democrat GO GREEN and raise
money for your community
group at the same time!
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Glades County Democrat on-
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it appears in print with an elec-
tronic e-subscription. These
subscriptions are available by
themselves (for those looking
to go totally "green" and read
online only) or also bundled
with a print subscription to the
newspaper.
The Glades County Demo-
crat will donate $10 of every e-
subscription or print subscrip-
tion sold by recognized local
community and civic groups.
For details, e-mail okcirc(@
strato.net or call Janet at 863-
6341188. :

Narcotics
Anonymous meets
NarcoticsAnonymous meets
Monday at 7 p.m. for open dis-
cussion meeting at Buck Head
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more
information, please call 863-
634-4780.

Updated VFW Post
#9528
The VFW Post #9528 is
located at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in
Buckhead Ridge. For infor-
mation, 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
auxiliary.

Lake Level

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feet
above sea
level

Index
Classifieds ........... 7
Opinion .............. 4
School ........... 11
Sports........ . . ... .3
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Brighton Rodeo: Glades County event


INI/Nena Bolan
Marty Johns, holding an orange flag, makes sure the rider and stock are ready for the
chutes to open at a rodeo last weekend. He and Paul Bowers, Jr. are proprietors of
Five Star Rodeo, Inc. located in Brighton, Glades County. They will have bucking stock
ready for the show at Brighton Field Day and Rodeo on Feb. 20-22.


INI/Nena Bolan
Victor Billie, left, is a culture and language consultant for the Seminole Tribe. He also
carves figures from cypress wood, builds authentic chickees and handles alligators at
the wrestling demonstrations. He and others will perform for spectators and provide
information about Seminole culture during the Brighton Field Day and Rodeo, Feb. 20-
22. He is seen here at an earlier rodeo event with his fellow artist, Ruben Burgess.

SI1 'irEap'M


INI/Nena Bolan
Molleetha Gomez coordinates the early preparations for Five Star Rodeo. They work
in cooperation with the Seminole Tribe to do PRCA rodeos and the Brighton Field Day
and Rodeo, Feb. 20-22.


Seminoles




prepare for




-festival


Parade, rodeo and
local culture Feb.
20-22
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

BRIGHTON -- Extensive
preparations are underway for
the 71st Annual Brighton Field
Day and Rodeo which is a col-
orful Seminole festival that is
right around the corner on Feb.
20-22. The Seminole Tribe of
Florida has its hands full this
time of year with celebrations
stretching from Hollywood, Big
Cypress, Okeechobee and west
to Brighton in Glades County.
Marty Johns and Paul Bow-
ers, Jr., Five Star Rodeo opera-
tors, work in cooperation with
the tribe to manage the rodeo
with livestock and work crew.
It is practically a 24 hour a day
job during rodeo performances
with Professional Rodeo Cow-
boy Association (PRCA) finals
like the one they put on re-
cently. In addition to a rodeo


on Feb. 20-22, a cultural festival
will occur at the same time at
the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena
and grounds.
At a busy time like this Five
Star Rodeo depends on coordi-
nator, Molleetha Gomez, to sign
up craft or food vendors, and
organize the festival grounds.
"We are expanding our ven-
dors area and will; have things
for kids and adults," said Ms.
Gomez.
She mentioned that profes-
sional riders representing the
.nine states of the PRCA's south-
eastern circuit, and athletes in
the Eastern Indian Rodeo Asso-
ciation converge in Brighton to
put on a good show.
The first day on Friday, Feb.
20 is a favorite of local educa-
tors and their students. For sev-
eral generations this has been a
traditional field trip for regional'
school kids. The Indian rodeo
that night is a family affair and
all ages participate.
A popular feature. of the
festival is the extensive Semi-
nole clothing and patchwork
See Festival Page 14


Bull rider




competes



in Brighton


Chance Smart
began his ride to
championship at
age five
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

BRIGHTON -- Chance Smart
is going to ride bulls as long as
he can maintain the passion for
it that he has had since child-
hood. According to the rodeo


athlete, his dad was a team
roper and his mom was a bar-
rel racer. He remembers that he
was five years old, and he and
his brothers were raised in the
sport. One day his dad noticed
that Chance was a bit of a dare-
devil and offered to let him ride
a steer.
No one had any idea that it
would lead to finishing second
at the Wrangler National Finals
Rodeo in 2007 with winnings of
$94,000, and 3rd in the world.
See Brighton Page 14


Rainey Slough school revisited


Pioneer families
recall early Glades
County history
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

RAINEY SLOUGH/TASMA-
NIA -- The historic community
of Rainey Slough, and its neigh-
bor, the village of Tasmania,
had a population of over 100
people in the mid 1920's, ac-
cording to descendants of the
pioneer families that called it
home. Will Harn and his wife,
Willie Agnes, raised 14 children
in Rainey Slough in the early


half of the 1900's. They farmed
corn, sweet potatoes, collard
greens, tomatoes; and har-
vested turpentine. They raised
cattle, hogs, chickens and
moonshine. They also hunted,
fished and gathered wild edible
plants.
A school, post office and
trading post were built, but
during the Depression of the
1930's the pioneer community
began to dry up and the people
slowly drifted away by the end
of World War II. The old school
house remains standing to-
day off Tasmania and Farabee
Roads on private property. It
had been a one room school
house for grades one through


eight, and saw the last of its stu-
dents about 1939.
However, the love of learn-
ing and the promotion of lit-
eracy was deeply rooted in
these pioneer families and for
several years, Gene Harn, one
of the 14 children raised by Will
and Willie Agnes, organized re-
unions for alumni. They would
meet at the Venus Community
Building, but that is no longer
happening, probably due to the
advanced age of Rainey Slough
descendants.
Several grandchildren of the
Har.n's met nearby the school
recently and reminisced about
See Slough Page 14


INI/Nena Bolan
Chance Smart, right, is a champion bull rider competing
at the PRCA finals rodeo at.the Brighton community Jan.
2-4. His friend is Kye Todd of Montgomery, Alabama. Mr.
Smart has ridden rodeo stock since he was five years
old.


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Making a strong impression on the court


at any time, this
season promises
to bring a better
finish than last
time.
Nonetheless,
Lee is careful to
put things in per-
spective.
"I'm not in
control of the
outcome," Lee
said.
"It's in God's
hands."
Clewiston
Tigers
Head Coach:
Willie Lee (21st
season)
Last sea-
son's final
record: 13-11
(lost District 11-
4A semifinals to
South Ft. Myers)
Current re-
cord as of to-
day: 8-3 (4-2 in
District 11-4A)
Team Ros-
ter: Hurley John-
son (junior),
Demetris Allen
(junior), John
W. Williams
(senior), Kelvin
Lawson (junior),
Darius Redd
(freshman),
Jonathon Wil-
liams (senior),
Timothy Jackson
Junior), Ra'vin
Lee (freshman),
Andres Rios
(freshman), Bre-
on Cox (junior),
Vontavious Allen
(senior), Nick
Gutshall (senior)
Season
schedule for
2008-2009:


II
Clewiston's Hurley Johnson, who played in last year's home-and-home series against Glades Ce
the team wi M1,.2 points per game and 2.8 steals per game. Clewiston does not play Glades I
season. ,.. .

ClewistiOn's'oys That shouldn't' come "as a losing to South Fort Myers in the
surprise, with Clewiston play- semifinals last year's semifinals,
push for momentum irig some playoff-caliber teams effectively ending their disap-
in stretch run in the home stretch, including a pointing season.
Feb. 3 home game against Class South Fort Myers is the defend-
2A power Glades Day and two" ing district champion, while Este-
By Naji Tobias games each with Immokalee and ro finished as the district runner-
INI Florida Pahokee. up last year.
CLEWISTON Finishing strong "These games will be mea- For Clewiston to even think
is perhaps'the most critical ele- during stick to see how good our about reaching the Class 4A State
ment in any outcome, as far as team really is," Lee said of Glades Final Four they last accomplished
basketball'is concerned. Day, Immokalee and Pahokee. that feat in 1992 it must stick to
It's something the Clewiston Clewiston will have an oppor- its key strengths.
Tigers boys basketball failed to tunity to sweep the home-and- What works for them is using
do last season, suffering a season- home series against Glades Day the transition defense as its key to
ending swoon with a 13-11 final after capturing a 56-53 road vic- control the tempo of each game
record after a 7-2 start, tory against the Gators on Dec. 9. they play in, as well as displaying
Seven of Clewiston's 11 losses To do that, however, the coach- a sense of overall discipline on
were critically painful, includ- ipg staff and the players must dis- the court.
ing two losses each to Pahokee, play a fluid chemistry that was, at "I'll put my chances with any
Glades Day and Glades Central. best, questionable in several key Class 4A team in the state", Lee
For a team that boasted great games last season. said.
talent last season most of the key Clewiston has the players and "In my opinion, we're still a
players are back it was especially the coach to make a run at win- year away, but we can be as good
disappointing, to say the least. ning the District 11-4A tourna- as we want to be."
In all fairness, though, four of ment next month. The Tigers certainly has played
last season's five starters were The District 11-4A teams con- to its strengths thus far, as they
sophomores, according to Willie sist of South Fort Myers, Estero, reached the finals of the Mariner
Lee, the head coach. LaBelle, Riverdale, Lemon Bay, Pre-Christmas Holiday Tourna-.
"We had a young team last Gateway Charter and Cypress ment, held in Fort Myers from
year," Lee said. Lake. Dec. 20-23.
"We played against senior- If Clewiston defeats Estero in Though Clewiston lost in the
oriented teams last season, but its home game tonight, which Dec. 23 championship game to
now I feel we have an advantage begins at 7 p.m., they will finish Mariner, 67-51, something good
because our kids are more expe- the regular season at 5-2 in its dis- came out of the experience.
rienced." trict. Not only were junior guard
With this year's team, Lee is With losses to South Fort My- Hurley Johnson and, freshman
hoping that a combination of ers and Cypress Lake, Clewiston center Darius Redd named to the
youth and experience will serve may have to face one of these all-tournament team, the entire
them well come playoff time. two teams in next month's district squad gained a new sense of con-
Considering the fact that Class tournament. fidence heading into January.
4A is up for grabs this season Mi- In order to make it to the Class "I love this team and I hope
ami-Monsignor Pace is the two- 4A regional playoffs, the Tigers we're going to have a successful
time defending state champions must at least make it to the cham- .season," Lee said.
- Lee expects his boys to be in the pionship round. Barring a rash of injuries,
mix. Clewiston failed to do after which Lee realizes can happen

Sports briefs


College softball comes
to the Glades area
Glades Day Lady Gator Softball
will host a Winter Softball Clinic
Girls of all ages and skill levels
are invited to attend a very special
softball clinic hosted by the Lady
Gator softball team of Glades Day
School.
The clinic will be held from 9


a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday,
Jan. 17 at Glades Day. School in
Belle Glade.
Florida Gulf Coast University
Head Coach Dave Deiros and se-
lect members of the FGCU 2009
soRball team will be partnering
with Gator Head Coach Sherri
Paez to present this fun and infor-
mative sports clinic.
Participants looking to im-


prove their overall skills in fielding
and hitting should attend this spe-
cial event.
The cost of the clinic is $50.00
and early registration is required.
Registration forms can be
picked up or faxed by contact-
ing Coach Paez at (561) 996-6769
EXT 27 (561) 261-9452


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Nov. 25 -
Okeechobee (W,
55-44)
Dec. 2 South
Fort Myers (L,
66-68)
Dec. 5 Lem-
I/Naji Tobias on Bay (W, 69-
itral, leads 52)
njl this *"Dec. 8 Riv-
erdale (W, 56-
A 44)
Dec. 9 Glades
Day (W, 56-53)
Dec. 12 Gateway
Charter (W, 67-61)
Dec. 16 Cypress Lake
(L, 70-73)
Dec. 18 LaBelle (W,
69-49)
Dec. 20 Key West (W,
66-48)
Dec. 22 Palmetto Ridge
(W, 67-65)
Dec. 23 Mariner (L, 51-
67)
Jan. 9 Estero (Home
@ 7 p.m.)


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Jan. 16 Immokalee
(Home @ 7:45 p.m.)
Jan. 20 Okeechobee
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Jan. 23 Florida. Chris- 'M )
tian Institute (Home @
7:45 p.m.)
Jan. 27 Pahokee (Away
time to be determined)
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time to be determined) Saturday
Feb. 3 Glades Day
(Home @ 7:45 p.m.) January 24th
Feb. 5 Immokalee 2:00 pm
(Away @ 7:30 p.m.)
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patient survey response J


We invite you to take a closer look at Glades General
Hospital. We continue to provide quality healthcare, courteous
and attentive staff right here at home, but to serve you even better,
we have made a few changes:

* Our Glades Birthing Center -.
offers five labor and delivery .
suites, ten postpartum rooms ,
uid a Level I nursery in a
comfortable setting. We offer
the compassionate support of
nurses specially trained in
obstetrics, neonatology and
newborn care and a full-time, rhiii'i A.hnd .idn.hush, A.D.,
deditcad Neontoloust ,Crllit Aat, fi. A!D. ,andm
dedicated Neonatologist. a s ian, M.. with new 3DU L toundl
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renovated and redecorated
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wellness in mind. Our pediatric
,. rooms have cheerflidl and fuln
borders along with bright
colors to make your child's
staLy a little less scary.


At Glades General Hospital,
w-aure happy to share in the
: inr.l I of the birth of your
baby. Our goal is to help make
yotAr birthing experience
comfortable and satfe for
mother and child through a
combination of tenderness
and technology.


* All of these updates and
improvements have been
made with our comimun
in mind to make Glades
General Hospital your s(
for quality healthcare for
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OPINION Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 8, 2009


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Looking in
This is a close up view through one of the school windows
at Rainey Slough, Glades County.


Local Weather Forecast
Weather Forecast for Glades County from the National Weather
Service.
Moore Haven and surrounding areas:
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind between
3 and 6 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Northwest
wind between 3 and 5 mph.


Extended Forecast:
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 74. Light north wind.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. East wind

around 5 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Light east wind.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Sunday: A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a

high near 76.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Monday: A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 75.





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Clubs and organizations


Amateur Radio exams
scheduled
Amateur (Ham) Radio Exams
will be given at First United Meth-
odist Church of Moore Haven on
Saturday Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. The
cost is $14 per exam and walk-ins
are welcome. First United Meth-
odist Church is located at 300
Avenue L on the corner of Third
Street in Moore Haven. For details
contact Pastor Thom Street at
863-946-1457.

Volunteers needed
CREW is still helping Hendry
and Glades county residents re-
cover from Hurricane Wilma,
Tropical Storm Ernesto and Tropi-
cal Storm Faye. We need skill vol-
unteers to do home repairs. Ma-
terial donations are also needed.
Call Renee at 863-983-2390 to
volunteer.

Inauguration
Celebration
Anyone interested in sharing in
this historic celebration on Tues-.
day, Jan. 20 at 10 a..m. is asked
to please contact Commissioner
Janet Taylor aat 863-228-0612.

AARP Driver safety
class
The class will be held on Mon-
day and Tuesday, Jan. 12 and 13,
from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each
day at the Robin's Nest RV Resort
located at 17192 U.S. 27. Partici-
pants must attend both days to re-
ceive a certificate of completion.
The course is open to all licensed
drivers and those 55 and older
may qualify for auto insurance
discounts. Cost of the course is
$12 for AARP Members and $14
for Non-Members. To register
contact Su Vreeland at 1-610-216-
8271


Glades County Gun
club
The Glades County Gun club
will hold an open range shoot-
ing event on Saturday, Jan. 10.
The range is located at the Glades
County Sheriff's Gun Range at
Gun Club Road on S.R. 78, 4.2
miles northeast of U.S. 27.
Glades County residents are
welcome at no charge. Insurance
requires all guests to register, at-
tend a short range safety briefing
and sign a waiver.
Eye and ear protection is man-
datory and will be made available
by the club.
The gate will open at 8 a.m.,
registration from will be from 8:15
a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Briefing will be-
-gin at 8:45 a.m. Shooting to begin
after briefing till about 11 a.m.
Guests may be accompanied
and supervised .by a club mem-
ber to the firing line for safety
concerns. Black Powder guns
are welcome. The first half is for
handguns and second half is for
rifle.
For further information call
863-946-2566.

Celebrating the
History of
Fisheating Creek
On Saturday, Jan. 10, from 10
a.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. 78
north of Moore Haven with inter-
pretive hayrides; hear the fascinat-
ing stories of Fisheating Creek,
learn the history, meet the ani-
mals and people connected with
the waterway. Early morning bird-
ing tours by reservation only call
Liz Sparks at 850-922-6160. Also
available will be paddling trips
and guided hikes.
Please join Florida Fish & Wild-


life Commission (FWC) at Fisheat-
ing 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 activities
and dynamic speakers sharing the
story of Fisheating Creek through
time. There is no admission fee
and plenty of entertainment 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.. i 1
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 offered
(depending on water levels).
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.
d.


General News and Information


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.

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History lessons
A precious remnant of Glades County history is revered by
descendants of pioneer families. The Rainey Slough com-
munity school is north of Muse, and west of Palmdale.








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Five Star Regional
Challenged flag and
show team
The Five Star Youth of America
is sponsoring a new program
for seven county areas. You are
invited to join an all-challenged
flag and show team being orga-
nized in your area. The program
will be featured for the chal-
lenged in Hendry, Glades, Hardee,
Okeeechobee, DeSoto, Charlotte,
and Highlands County.
The Five Star Regional Flag and
Show Team will meet on the first
and third Tuesday of each month
at 4 p.m. at West Elementary
School Gym. It is located at 310
Imogene Street in Arcadia, Fla.
The team will perform at shows,
march in parades, and compete in
competitions in the area.
The program is co-sponsored
by the Five Star Youth of America
and the Arcadia Elks Lodge 1524.
It is under the direction of Jackie
Tucker, State Director and Exalted
Ruler of the Arcadia Elks. Helping
her coach is Holly Layport and Ken
Clark. For more information call
Jackie Tucker at 863-993-0083.







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$5.99
Open: Thurs. 4pm to 10pm
Fri. 4pm to2am
Sat. 12pm to 2,am
Sun,, 12pm to 10 Opm


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Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility
JANUARY IS GLAUCOMA MONTH


*Specialized Wound Care
*Full Time Medical Director
-Dialysis Support
SAlzheimer's Support Groups
* Intravenous Therapy
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*Resident & Family Council Groups
*Specialized HIV Care
* Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
*24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing
*Therapeutic Activities


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230 South Barlield Highway Pahokee, Florida 33476-1834
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Thursday, January 8, 2009


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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 not guilty,
or has the charges against themrn
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it..



Derell Odom, 16

Clewiston


ArDonald Coopd Dec. 31
Arre*Sed by Robert
Simngale


Deneil L. Carter, 25

-Belle Glade
-Carrying a
concealed weapon
occupied dwelling
SArrested Dec. 31
Bond set for
$31,500

Donald Cooper, 39
.Soulh Bay
Smuggle
coriratland into
prisrn
Obscene mateial
poc.session -irst
Arresled Dec31
Burid has ben set
10 $3 000


Kenneth Lanning, 46


Animal cruelty,
torment, deprive,
mutilate, kill
Arrested Jan. 3
Arrested by Juan
Soto


Lewis L. Dozier, 34



*Fugitive from
justice
Arrested Jan. 2
Arrested by Nathan
s Kirk


Deon L. Davis, 22

Resist ,nicer
Ilee elude law
enlorcemenl office
wrlh lighis siren
active
Arresied Jar. 2
Released Jan. 3 on
$3 000 bond

Issac Hill, 38
*Soulh Bay
Smuggle
cortraband inlt
prison cellular
prione porlaule
,ommunicalion
dece
Arrested Dec 31
Bond has been set
to $3,000


Mario Hernandez, 22


Clewiston
*Violation of
probation: felony
Arrested Jan. 1
Arrested by Jackie
Garrett


Juan 0. Rosario, 20

Clewistonw

-Violation of
probation: felony
Arrested by
Christian Buchhofer



James Currington, 33

Belle Glade
-Cruelty toward
child abuse
without great harm
Arrested Jan. 3
Released Jan. 3 on
$4,500 bond


Leonard King, 18
*South Bay
*Burglary of
dwelling structure
or conveyance
armed
*Larceny grand of
firearm
Arrested Jan. 2
SBond has been set
to $26,000


Rene G. Granda, 32


*Clewiston
*Possession of
cocaine
Arrested Dec. 30
Arrested by Clifton
Green.


Francisco Bartolo, 42


V o Clewiston
-*Out of state
fugitive
Arrested Jan. 3
Arrested by Timothy
Neidert


Jorge A. Rosas, 21

Belle Glade
Aggravated battery
ilHirider knew/
s nould Nave known
vi,:murr, pregnant
Arresled Jan. 1
Bond set for
,.10000


Vernon 0. McFadden, 37
Souih Bay
-Smuggle
contraband into
i. prison cellular
prone portable
communication
device
Arrested Dec. 31
Bond nas been set
t0o $3,000


Tushenia Sherman, 25

*Clewiston
Aggravated battery
Sain a deadly
weapon
Arrested Dec. 30
Arrested by Jason
Walker


Charlie Simmons, 29

s BeMlce Glade
Aggravated battery
Noe D ender knew/
should have kqown
o iItm pregnant
Arreit-ed Jan. 1
Bonad et for $5,000


Jose Mojica, 22

:'"-"Bele Glade
-Aggravated battery
,:,Hender knew/
should have known
vicim pregnant
Arrested Jan. 1
Pleased Jan. 2 on
$2 000 bond

Noel Dunkley, 25


*Ballerv lelony
baflerey or
dornesti, battery by
strangulatior,
Arreilect JIn. 5
No o bcrid sei for
release


Virginia C. Garcia, 35

*Clewiston
Battery on an
officer
*Resisting officer
without violence
Arrested Jan. 1
Arrested by Sgt. J.
Spence

David Billings, 21
Mari L Belle Glade
*Siuolen property-
oleal in
Fraud false
owner info pawn
itempc less than
$300
Arrested Jan. 3
Bord has been set
or $8,000
Marvin L. Walton, 38
Belle Glade
Sviolation of
probation: burlgary
ul an occupied
dwelling
SPo.ssession of
Coi:are
Arrested Jan. 2
ro und set for
release
Harvey Otis, 19

Pariokee
-violation o1
proibalon Ourglary
01 structure or
S,7onveyance
Arrested Jan 2
No hond set for
release


Milk income loss contract program


USDA's Farm Servie Agency
(FSA) announced that ignup for
the Milk Income Los Contract
Program (MILC) has )egun and
will continue throup the pro-
gram's expiration die, Septein-
ber 30, 2012.
The 2008 Farm Bil reauthoriz-
es the MILC Progran, which op-
erates similarly to tie counter-cy-
clical payment program for crops,
and makes three ;ey changes in
program operation.
Under the 2()6 Act, the MILC
payment rate a4I the per-opera-
tion poundage lnit are modified,
depending on 'vhen the milk is
produced. In addition, a "feed
cost adjuster," introduced over
the file of the 2008 Act, which
adjusts the $1.94: per hundred-
weight (cwt.) benchmark price
upward depending on the cost of
feed rations.
When available, MILC pay-
ments are lased on a payment
rate percentage that is multiplied
by the diffeefce between a now-
flexible target ($16.94 per cwt. or
higher) and the specific month's
Boston Clap I price of milk. US-
DA's Comrodity Credit Corpora-
tion (CCC)issues MILC payments
on an op ation-by-operation ba-
sis up toa maximum of 2.4 mil-
lion pounds of milk produced and
marketed (about 120 cows) from
October', 2007 through Septem-
ber 30, 008.
Theproduction limit per op-
eration increases to 2.985 million
pounds (about 145 cows) for
each fiscal year from October 1,
2008 through August 31, 2012.
The production limitation reverts
back to the original limit of 2.4
million pounds per fiscal year in
September 2012. The 2008 Act
adjusts the trigger price of $16.94,
cwt., depending on the extent to
which feed costs increase.


The feed cost adjustment takes
effect when the monthly Na-
tional Average Dairy Feed Ration
Cost (calculated from the "entire
month" prices published by the
National Agricultural Statistics
Service) is greater than $7.35 per
cwt. beginning January 1, 2008
through August 31, 2012.
Calculations from January 1,
2008 through August 31, 2012 will
be made at 45 percent of the per-
centage that the National Average
Dairy Feed Ration Cost exceeds
$7.35 per cwt. Beginning with Fis-'
cal Year 2009 marketing's, which
started October 1, 2008 the 2008
Act made changes to the provi-
sion for payment eligibility to add
an adjusted gross income (AGI)
limit.
If the individual or entity has
annual non-farm AGI for the rel-
evant base period greater than
$500,000, the individual or entity
is not eligible for MILC benefits.
The base period will be set pur-
suant to AGI regulations yet to be
issued. That rule will also define
what is considered to be non-
farm income.


During the signup application
period, participating dairy opera-
tions must select the month of the
fiscal year to start receiving pay-
ments for eligible production.
Producers submitting a con-
tract application within 30 days of
the beginning of the application
period can select any preceding
month as the start month. Produc-
ers submitting contract applica-
tions after January 21, 2009, will
not have the option of selecting
an earlier month as the payment
start month for the dairy opera-
tion for a fiscal year; and will be
limited to applicable start month
selection rules.
Those general rules are that
the start month must either be
the month the contract is submit-
ted or some later month. Changes
in the month may be made from
year to year so long as the desig-
nation is made by the fourteenth
of the month proceeding the new
start month.
. Pound limits run from the start
month 'and all pounds for which
payment is received count against
the limit for that fiscal year. Eli-


SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Presents our new
MOBILE VETERINARY CLINIC!!!


We will be at
Tractor Supply
in Clewiston
Tuesday & Thursday
From 3:30 to 6 pm

Shewmaker Animal Hospital
1566 N. Bridge St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-2441 Fax 863-675-3629
Dr. Lee Shewmaker D.V.M
Dr Brildgette Shewmaker-Cochran D VM
Dr Shana Damiana D VM


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863-467-9555
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772-778-7782
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gible dairy producers are those
who commercially produce milk
in the United States.
To receive program approval,
producers must enter into a MILC
contract with CCC and provide
month milk marketing data. Dairy
producers can apply for MILC at
local FSA offices. All payments in
the program are subject to limits
in the contract, regulations, and
to changes in statutory provisions
for payment.
More information on MILC is,


available at local FSA offices.


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Beryle Bowling
CLEWISTON Beryle Bowling,
passed peacefully on Jan. 4, 2009, in
her home, grateful for a blessed life
on earth and excited for an adven-
ture in Heaven.
She was born on Nov. 10, 1918, in
Worcester, Mass. She was prede-
ceased by her late husband, Hers-
chel W. Bowling.
She is survived by her children,
Beverly Day and her husband
James, Wayne Bowling and wife
Evelyn, Debra Allen and husband
Paul; and grandchildren Brian Day,
Jonathan Allen,and Courtney Allen.
A Memorial Celebration was held
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at 11 a.m.
at the First United Methodist Church
in Clewiston followed by interment
in Ridgelawn Cemetery. A reception
was held at the church fellowship
hall following interment.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home-Clewviston Chapel.
Marion Hazel Alford, 90
CLEWISTON Marion Hazel Al-
ford, passed away Monday, Dec. 29,
2008 in Clewiston. She was 90.
She was born Nov. 17, 1918 in
Wausau, Wis., to. the late Alfred
Reich and the late Hazel (Noland)
Reich. Marion was a resident of Cle-
wiston since 1984 and is a former
resident, of Wausau, Wis. She
worked for many years as a book-
keeper for Cloverbelt Cooperative
Services while in Wausau. Marion
was a member of First United
Methodist Church in Clewiston.
Survivors include her son, Kenneth
Alford, of Clewiston; brother, John
Reich, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa.; and
sisters, Ruth Ziebell, of Marietta; Ga.,
and Elizabeth Douville, of Bend, Ore.
Services for Marion were private.
Memorial donations can be made
to Hendry Regional Medical Center
Foundation, 544 West Sugarland
Hwy., Clewiston, FL 33440.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston.
Joyce E. Purvis, 66
CLEWISTON -' Joyce E. Purvis, of
Clewiston, died Thurday, Dec. 25,
2008. She was 66.
She was a loving and .devoted
mother, a caring, supportive wife
and a fantastic cook. Joyce lost her
year long battle with cancer on
Christmas day. She recently celebrat-
ed* her 49th wedding anniversary
with her husband Grady, at the wed-
ding of their youngest son Matthew.
Joyce leaves behind her husband.
Grady; her two sons. Alan and Mat-
thew; their wives, Chauntel and Am-
ber; along with to wonderful
grandchildren, Cheyenne and Bran-
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The continued story of



the Mayamis Nation


Treasures at Fort
Center

By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
Dark, ominous clouds brewed
and rumbled on the horizon, until
the tempest exploded in a brilliant
and thunderous barrage.
Gusting winds swept across
the lake, churning the shallow
depths into a cauldron of seeth-
ing, grey waves that danced along
the surface in deadly duets before
striking the three dugouts with a
fury.
In timeless minutes, the storm
passed as quickly as it came. The
sun reappeared sheepishly on the
horizon, radiating light across the
darkened heavens and upon the
lake's surface.
Gold and silver treasures 'lying
in the wet dugouts glittered to the
sun's caress, as two dejected fig-
ures sat impassive to the wealth
around them.
One wore finely tailored cloths
and was a goldsmith, a talent that
had brought wealth and, fortune
into his life and would now bring
a life of enslavement.
The other person was dressed.
as a Spanish mariner, whose face
was weathered by years at the
mast on a slave ship, a curse that
would follow the mariner to the
grave. This story has a merit of
truth. Gold and.silver were found
at Fort Center and a mystery man
of Spanish origin left his calling
card there.'
It's time towtake a "Walk in The
Past" and learn about, the trea-
sures and mystery man at Fort
Center.
Fontanedo, a Spanish slave to
the Calusa Indians, wrote in his
memoirs, "The King of Ais and
the King of Jeaga are poor Indi-
ans, as respects the land; for there
are no mines of silver or of gold
where they are; and, in short, they
are rich only by the sea, from the
many vessels that have been lost
well laden with these metals."
Later in his memoirs he writes,
"Leaving this matter aside, I de-
sire to speak of the riches found
by the Indians of Als, which per-
haps were as much as a million
dollars, or over, in bars of silver,
in gold, and in articles of jewelry


made by the hands of Mexican In-
dians, which the passengers were
bringing with them. These things
Carlos divided with the caciques
of Ais, Gaucata, Mayajuaco, and
Mayaca."
Fontanedo describes Guaca-
ta as a town on the Lake of the
Mayaimis Indians.
Archeologists think Guacata
was on the eastern side of Lake
Okeechobee and are basing that
educated guess on other clues
found' in Fontanedo's memoirs.
Simply' stated, gold' and silver
were brought to Lake Okeecho-
bee and given to the caciqhe
(chief). -at Guacata.
Gold and silver have been
found throughout the Glades re-
gion. I believe there were other
deliveries of gold treasures to
the Mayaimis Indians on Lake
Okeechobee, before and after
Fontanedo was ransomed and
wrote his memoirs in 1575. One
of the largest, Spanish treasure
fleets assembled was destroyed
in a hurricane in 1715 on the Trea-
sure Coast.
An amateur organization se-
cured permission from the for-
mer land owners of Fort Center to
"survey" a mound site. The land
owners were unhappy with the
resulting "survey" and cancelled
permission to continue work at
the site. A collection of gold and.
silver artifacts found by the orga-
nization were recovered by the
land owners, who later made
them available for study at dif-
ferent times to Florida archeolo-
gists.
The gold and silver specimens
were of Spanish origin, but most
had been reworked into Indian
forms. Some of the objects had
been cast and the rough edges
smoothed with coarse files. Ar-
cheologist, Mr. Sears, suggested
that the gold -and silver were done
by Spaniards, who were following
Indian directions as they melted
and formed the gold and silver.
The suggestion they were fol-
lowing directions could probably
be better interpreted as slaves fol-
lowing orders.
Lawrence E. Will, the noted
Lake Okeechobee historian,
writes about a clam shell found
in a Fort Center mound. Mr. Wills
said a curios letter had been writ-
ten on both sides of the clam


shell. A scratched line going to a
circle with an "X" and the word
Rio, for river was found on the
first shell. An etched cross gave
directions NORT, for north and
ESTE, for east on the shell.
A large Christian cross was
scratched on the second shell with
the letters, XX XX + LA etched
below. Archaeologists think the
LA stands for leagues and the X's
mean 40 plus. A Spanish league at
that time was approximately 2.5
miles, so that would put Fort Cen-
ter about 90 miles from where?
The second shell had the
name Calos scratched on it. Calos
was a Calusa town on the West
coast. The person who wrote
this information was educated
and knew distance. He created a
map and was hoping it would be
traded and found by a Spanish ex-
pedition. We will never know this
mystery man, but it is clear that
the sender never got a reply until
the 19th century.
There will be more Tall Tales
about the Mayaimis Indian Gold,
at Fort Center in next week's edi-
tion of "A Walk in The Past." This
Fort Center article can come alive
for you, your friends and families
on Jan. 10, 2009, wlven the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Commission
host a grand opening.
Everyone is invited, and the
activities are free. Activities will
include: swamp buggy hayrides,
presentation on Fort Center his-
tory, music, archery, live reptile
displays, and hands-on lessons in
native craft.
Please bring old photos of
Fisheating Creek and share your
stories about the creek with the
Clewiston Museum at Fort Cen-
ter's grand opening. Take a mo-
ment to stop by the Clewiston
Museum booth and tell your "Tall
Tales."
I hope you have enjoyed this
story.
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.
Butch Wilson is the Clewiston Mu-
seum Director. He can be reached
at clewistonmuseum@embarqmall.
corn, or by phone at 863-983-2870.


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January 1, 2009 to March 2, 2009 Filing period for tax exemptions can be made
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during office hours (8:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m.) Monday thru Friday.
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THEN KEEP THE RECEIPT DO NOT RETURN IT TO THIS OFFICE.

TO FILE FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION PLEASE FURNISH:
1. Florida Driver's License/Florida I. D.
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4. Social Security Number
If making application for Homestead Exemption for the first time and you live in a
mobile home, bring a copy of your mobile home title or registration in order to purchase the
permanent "RP" LICENSE.
Residents who have filed early for a 2009 Homestead Exemption will receive a letter
that must be signed and returned to confirm that they were still living on
the property as of January 1, 2009.
For those disabled persons that is unable to come to the Courthouse please call and
arrangements will be made for you to make an application for Homestead Exemption.
THE PROPERTY APPRAISERS OFFICE IS LOCATED IN THE GLADES
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ROOM 202

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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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Merchandise'



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




GOLDEN OAK Drop front sec-'
retary 1900's Very nice
condition. $325.
(863)675-1218
LARGE ANTIQUE Coffee Table
$250. One small antique end
table $50. (863)763-5501
RINGER WASHER Antique, in
working order. $100 Firm
(863)467-4449 .
SINGER SEWING machine -
Singer sewing machine with
cabinet/table, good condi-
tion. $100. (863)467-5299


DISHWASHER G.E. BUILT
IN, COLOR WHITE $35.
(863)763-1997
FRIDGIDARE- Side by side re-
frigerator, ice/water in door,
white, 26 cubic ft, works
great $100 (863)763-7983
KITCHEN-AID WASHER and
Dryer Almond color good
condition; electric; will sell
together or separate $175.
(863)763-1377
MICROWAVE goldstar $12.
(863)467-4567
REFRIGERATORS 2, good
working condition, 1 Ig., 1
small. $140/will separate.
Call 863-634-5236
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$100 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778



SHED 12x24, 4 windows, 2
doors. ready for electric. La-
Belle $1000.
(863)612-0992


alit RoOf


Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC1325950


HORSE TROUGH Rubber-
maid 50 Gallon. $40/firm.
(863)675-1138 LaBelle


THREE WHEELED bicycle -
$75. (863)467-4567
THREE WHEELER three
wheel bicycle fair condition
$65. (863)467-9040



PLASTIC CULVERT 30 inch
by 20ft. cash $450.
(863)634-2303


STORKCRAFT' ASPEN BABY
CRIB-
3 in 1 crib with drawer & mat-
tress $100 (863)763-7983


BASEBALL CAIDS
Unopened boxes. 1987-89
$150/neg. (863)612-1211
THREE MCDONALDS Train
Sets, Still in boxes, asking
$150. Also 20 Piece Teapot
collection $250
(863)763-5501



COMPUTER Black Dell, XP
Pro, Office, Games, Educa-
tional Tony $129.
(863)517-2782
DELL COMPUTER flat
screen, $300
(863)673-0903


BAKER'S RACK 5 Shelves 2
Drawers Light oak black
iron in good shape $50/or
best offer. (863)467-7996
BRAND NEW Sleeper Sofa--
Pottery Barn style tan/blue
linen stripes! $400/or best
offer. (863)357-5773
CHAISE CHAIR & Christmas
houses chair seats 2 peo-
Sle easy, good cond
100.00 obo. 10 christmas
houses w/ alot of ace.
$40.00 obo. $140/or best
offer. (863)357-2816
(863)447-0965
COUCH & LOVESEAT Colors
are green & beige. Excellent
condition $350. Or best of-
fer. (863)357-3650
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
for 32" TV All wood, storage
.drawers/glass door, $200
(863)357-4532
LARGE LIGHT Oak Computer
Desk Large good desk with
lots of storage. $40/or best
offer. (863)467-7996
MAGNETIC TWIN SIZE MAT-
TRESS Kenkopad, cost
$400 new, will take $100,
like new (772)971-9474
SOFA FLIP'S DOWN INTO
DOUBLE BED, COLOR BLUE,
EXCEL CONDITION $175.
(863)763-1997



GOLF CLUBS 4 sets, 1 left
handed, metal woods, irons,
putter, bag, balls, $390 will
sell sep. (863)946-3123
RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, PISTOLS
(30) Remington, Rugers,
Brownings, S&W, Fox,
$5000 or sell sep
(863)532-9881 Okeechobee


M1A RIFLE Springfield Ar-
mory M1A. Never fired pre-
ban. $1600/neg.
(863)673-3893
SHOT GUN Browning, A2000
12 gage mag., Automatic.
Like new. Only shot 2x's.
$340 (863)612-1211



COMPUTERIZED TREADMILL
- Used 6 times. Can fold to
store. $458.00 New. $250.
(863)227-2567
WElDER PRO Club Weight
Bench and 3001b weight
set $350/or best offer.
(863)885-1172


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804 Avenue R this 2/1 overlooks The Coloosohatchee $149,900
Tough Luck Lane 2 bed 1 5 bath mobile over 200 feet waterfront $84,900
9805 Bay Dr Lakeport 3/2 mobile S 119,000
1127 Pierce CBS on 1/2 acre 576,000
1025 NE 23rd Si. 3BR/3BA Home $179,900
65 Miller Drive 3/2 WATERFRONT $164,000
498 4th Street 3/2 mobile remodeled $30,000
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BRFND NEW- 2 sheets of
foam rubber in plastic
x55x78 $50. Each
(863)763-8761
GENERATOR 11 hp, 5650
Watt. LaBelle $300.
(p63)612-0992
NEW WELDER Hobat 10,000
watt, 20 hp Kohler motor
$2,700 (863) 840-0505
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STAINLESS STEEL prop -
Used QuickSilver, 23 pitch,
off of 135HP Merc. $125/or
best offer. (863)634-9339
TANK- 100-250 gallon, it had
potato defoamer in it. It is
non hazardous. $100/or best
offer. (863)634-9339
WQOLEY SHED -14 X'22 A/C
Auto garage door, paid
$9500 will sell for $5000
Neg. (863)697-3108



BLACK LAB 8 mos old, very
friendly, neutered & house-
.broken, all shots, needs a
yard. $100 (863)484-2052
CLEWISTON FREE 6 mth old
Brown mixed female dog
ery friendly $0.
(863)263-1601
SCLEWISTON FREE Mixed
Hound Puppies 6 weeks
old-2Boys & 3Girls $0.
(863)228-7792
FISH TANK 50 gal. w/stand,
rocks, & 24fish. Okeechobee.
$100/or best offer.
(561)719-5411
LAB MIX PUPPIES black;, big
Ilocky heads & feet, good
temperament, $30.
(863)634-0822
YORKIE 2 12 week old fe-
males with papers and shots
$800 Firm, Ready to gol
(863)467-0218



JACUZZI like new, 7' square,
cover, heater & lights, $1500
(863)675-3424



COMPOUND BOW BASS PRO
QUIVER,ARROWS.60
ZBS.31"PULL.LIKE NEW.
$125. (863)763-4588
PAINTBALL GUNS (2) lots of
accessories $175
(863)697-3280 or
(8630357-0500
REMMINGTON 700 BDL,
270 New In box $550. FIRM
(863)697-1198
SWAMP BUGGY-Palm Beach
Style 350 Auto, 400 Turbo
Trans, Offset 12x24 Tractor
Tires $4500 (863)447-5456



TELEVISION 52" Phillips & En-
ter. Center 74"Hx102"W,
holds TV, $650 for all or sell
sep (863)675-8987
Widescreen 56 Inch TV and
Playstation 2 $500.
(863) 517-2189






BAND SAW 14 inch band
Saw, 4 speed and spare
blades (central machinery)
$300/neg. (863)675-1138


MILLER ECONOMIC WELDING
'POWER SOURCE w/tank &
flow meter & foot control,
$1200 (863)697-9704
PLASMA CUTTER Snap-On,
Y555 hi-low, new lead, extra
tips, will cut up to 1/2 inch,
$1100 (863)697-9704
PRESSURE CLEANER pres-
sure cleaner with Honda en-
gine. Like new condition.
200. (863)467-5299



AIR HOCKEY Table Full Size -
Like New-Played on only a
few times. Includes Every-
thing! $100. (863)357-5773


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805 '
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers' 865




SQ 720 BUSH HOG- 6 ft, Good
Condition $1500
(863)430-6987


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MARE- 10 years old, good
with kids $600 OBO
(863)634-9384
NEW SILVER western show
saddle In time for Xmas.
Loaded with silver never
been on a horse, perfect tor
local shows. 16" seat medi-
um tan leather. Will make a
great 1st. show saddle. Call
alter 5:30 pm or leave mes-
sage before & I will return
your call $1000/neg.
(863)634-1111




LARGE STAGHORN AIR FERN
$250 Water fountain pedes-
tal style $60.00
(863)610-2993
LEAF MULCHER Used very
little $195. (863)675-1218
PUSH MOWER 20" B&S en-
gine, runs and cuts great!
35. (863)532-0188
RIDING MOWER Huskee, like
new, 42" cut, 22hp Kohler
mtr., less than 20 hrs.,
$1100. (863)843-0759
RIDING MOWER Yard Man
42"cul, 15 HP Kohler Runs
great. $250. (863)532-0188



CATTLE OILER $15
(863)675-0349
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127




DWARF RED Button Ginger
Lily Plants come in 1-3 gal-
lon pot sizes $12.
(863)675-3741
LADY PALM Grows well in-
side or outside $21.
(863)675-3741


Household
items


MOORE HAVEN- Furn. rm,
A/C, Dish Satellite, Movie
channels, Util incl $125. wk.
$125. Sec dep (863)946-0355


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/-
Townhouses Salet1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




CANAL POINT RIDGE 3br,
1ba, $75,000 & 3br, 2ba,
$85,000.
LAKE PORT 3br, iba, de-
tached garage, boat ramp,
1min from Lake, $78,500
(561)635-8478 Financing Avi.


Golf Lot Bargainl NOW
$39,900 (was 139,900) In-
cludes Membership! Rare
opportunity to own a beauti-
ful view homesite in upstate
SC's finest golf community-
NOW for a fraction of it's val-
ue. Paved rds, water, sewer,
all infrastructure completed.,
Get much more for much
less. Low rate financing
avail. Call now
(866)334-3253 x 2126.
MID TENN MTNS By Owner, 5
acres, perfect mountaintop
cabin-site w/woods. Small
stream in back of property. A
must see! $26,900. Owner
Financing (931)445-3611.
NC Mountain Land 5+ acres
w/10ft waterfall, In estab-
lished community, great
views, lots of options, only
$99,500, owner
(866)789-8535.
SPENCER TENN-3.9 ACRES In
Hawk's Bluff Subdivision,
Best Bluff lot available lot
154 go to www.visit-
land.com for more info.
$102.500 (561)743-2093

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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
House Turn Key. From $79,000 & up, 3/4/5 BR,
2/3 BA, acre & 1/4 available or use your land as
down payment. Financing Available.

517159


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 9 5
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



CLEWISTON 1BR Efficiency.
Furnished. All utilities paid.
No pets. $700 mo. + sec.
dep. (863)983-3151
Efficiency Apt., close to Lake
Okeechobee, cable, water &
sewer incl., 1st mo. & dep.
up front. (863)983-3151




INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP -
4000 sq It, w/offlces, all
new, .$1750/mo
(863)675-3424



Bass Capital Townhouse -
2br/2ba, fully furn., yearly or
seasonal, walking distance
to lake. (863)983-5260
CLEWISTON- Condo, furn,
2br, 2ba, corner unit w/open
view, kitch, porch tiled &
screened. Exc cond. Parking
space, community pool.
Great location, adjacent to
Lake 0 & ramp.
(352)256-9325
NEW YEARS SPECIAL
1 MONTH FREE RENT!
BRAND NEW TOWNHOMES
For rent w/ option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br,
2Vnba, 1 car garage. Stainless
Steel appliances, incl washer /
dryer. Furnished upon request.
Walking distance to Lake
Okeechobee & Roland
Martin's Marina in Clewiston.
$1000 mo. + $500 sec. & until.
($100 +/-). Call for more
information. 732-496-5454
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Avail. Immediately! Fully
furnished. New carpet. Pool,
Tennis & Boat dock. 10BA 1BR
$650 + electric. Annual
lease. Also avail for short term
seasonal rental 215-359-7779



3Br 2Ba Foreclosure!
$11,0001 Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mol For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
.5798.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3/2, 2 car
garage, W/O, Screened
orch w/Hot tub, Pets OK,
1200/mo (863)634-5236
CLEWISTON 3BR/2BA,
313 E. Trinidad
Call (863)805-0001
CLEWISTON 402 E Ventura,
3/1, $675/mo, $600 sec. No
inside pets, Call Tricia
(863)805-2872
CLEWISTON 429 E Trinidad,
3/1, $600/mo + $600 sec.
No inside pets, Call Tricia
(863)805-2872
CLEWISTON BRAND NEW
3BR, 2BA BBQ House. $850
mo. $650 dep. No pets.
Avail. immed. 863-677-0977
HOME 2BR/1BA, Ig. family
rm., encl. porch, partially fur-
nished. (863)983-5260
.MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba, All
apple, W/D, laminate floors,
garage, handicap access.
1100 mo. (863)946-3333
PIONEER Newer, 3/2, mfg.
home, completely fenced,
several acres, $900/mo
(954)815-6363
PORT LABELLE, 2BR, 1.5BA,
single family house, w/gar-
age, $700 mo. plus sec.
dep. 863-634-2975.


TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
1 +acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available! Retirement guide
rates this area #2 in U.S.
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
(330)699-2741 or
866)550-5263, Ask About
Mini Vacation!


Mobile Homes L



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes- Sale 2020




For Rent 2BR/2BA Mobile
Home, w/20 acres, good for
horses, $700 mo.
239-693-2790
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms
Low Deposits &
Reasonable Payments
863-983-3554
MOORE HAVEN, 2br 1.5ba.
W/D hookup, $450/mo
(863)946-3376




BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
Casa manufacturada 4/2ba
$49,000 Financiamiento ra-
pido y facil. Si tiene el torre-
no posee. Llama para mas
info 863-612-6511
-MOBILE HOME SALES-
Huge 4BR/3BA
32x80 Set up on Your
Lot $550 Monthly
800-330-8106 or
863-467-6622
MOBILE HOMES
Need your mobile
home moved? We have
28 years experience.
Call for your Free Quote!
(863)983-8106
MONTURA, Super Clean DW,
1 1/4 ac on paved rd. New
apple Tilled fl. Owner financ-
ing. $92,400 863-673-5071


ORTONA 3/2, '02, 28x60
Mobile, 80x100 lot, fenced,
carport, screened porch,
shed, $75,000 firm.
(863)517-1603
Replace your old mobile.
4/2ba DW only $49,900 Bad
credit, no credit, we can help
if you.own your own lot. Call
for more info 863-612-6511


Recreation



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



HYDRASPORT BASS BOAT -
16'4"., with a 115 HP Out-
board Motor, New carpet &
cover, Trailer included
$5000 Firm (863)467-2316
OPEN BOW BOAT, 17 Ft. w/
Trailer. $300 FIRM
(863)763-0812



Holiday RV Breckenridge
Park Model Dealer, New
starting at $24,900. Rt. 41
South, Ft. Myers, between
Alico Rd. & Corkscrew Rd.
(239)590-0066
Holiday RV Cash for your RV
or Park Model Trailer.
(239)590-0066
TRAIL-LITE BANTAM '99 -
Kitchen & Bathroom, 26'
w/Fold Out Ends. Asking
$4000 (863)467-0031



YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
1994 runs good trailer in-
cluded- new tires on trailer
$700. (863)801-3899



BOAT MOTOR 15HP Long
Shaft $400/firm.
(863)467-7606,
TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a Ford van, bolts
on, cost $120 asking $80.
Neg (863)610-0521.



SUZUKI RM 125 2000 dirt-
bike, verylow hrs, runs good
$1000/or best offer.
(863)763-6297



HONDA RANCHER 2005,
350 4X2, low hours, good
cond. $2600 Neg.
(863)430-6987
MANCO 90 CC '04 runs
great, looks great, low hours,
600 neg (863)228-7118
SUZUKI 500 VINSON '05 like
new, 696 miles, 4 WD,
winch, trailer, $4500 or best
offer (863)697-1771
YAMAHA BANSHEE 2000, 4
Wheeler, lots of upgraded
parts, also have spare parts.
4000 Neg. 863-781-1358
Robert


Automobiles




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




Police Impounds! 95 Honda
Civic $500! 96 Toyota Cam-
ry $6001 97 Honda Accord
$7001 for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9275


FORD TAURAS XL 1997 4
doors, 70,000 original miles,
one owner, everything works
great mpgl!! $2300/or best
offer. (863)447-0941
(863)447-0965
HONDA ACCORD 1990 -
Great on gas! Trust worthy
car. 2 doors $1200/or best
offer. (863)228-7102
Police Impounds for Sale! 96
Honda Civic $500! 00 VW
Jetta $900!! for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271
TOYOTA COROLLA '92- Auto,
AC, asking $1250 "as is"
Neg. (863)697-9005" or
(863)532-0189 Anytime



DODGE RAM P/U 1988 -
4-wd/318/4 spd/granny low
gear $2000/neg.
(863)227-2583



EZ GO Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
(863)697-1350
GOLF CART new batteries,
$800 or best offer
(863)673-0903
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GEO PRIZM 1992 4 Door, 5
speed, Toyota Engine, Parts
only $350. Neg
(863)634-7195 Anytime
TONNEAU SOFT COVER like
new,fits 6.5 ft. bedroll
up,clamps on, $150.
(863)635-5186
VENT SHADES BRAND
NEW,smoke,Dodge Mega
Cab 4 door $25.
(863)635-5186



FORD F250 XL 1993 4x4,
351 auto, tongbed, runs
good needs TLC $2500/or
best offer. (863)763-6297
JEEP COMANCHE 1990 -
2WD, 5 speed, runs good.
30" buckshot tires $900/or
best offer. (863)612-6350
TOYOTA PICKUP, '94 2 whl.
dr., runs good, $20 to fill,
doesn't burn oil, cold a/c,
$3100.neg. (863)674-1181



FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001
All power, Ice cold A/C,
Cloth interior. Runs great.
$2900 (863)763-8027



ENCLOSED UTILITY Trailor -
2003 6'x 12' 3500 lb. single
axle. Lighted interior. Very
nice condition. White.
$1700/or best offer.
(239)986-0296
HEAVYDUTY SINGLE AXLE
UTILITY TRAILER 4X8, 15"
wheels, 28" tall steel sides,
$150 (561)573-3499
UTILITY TRAILER 4x6, like
new, purchased 2 mos. ago,
$400. (863)943-0759 or
(863)675-0910
UTILITY TRAILER single axle
ENCLOSED 6X12 vent,
lights, side, rear doors.
$2500. (863)634-2303
WORK TRAILER heavy duty
single axle good work trailer
wood floor $150.
(863)801-3899


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
January 9,2009 '
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Melissa Mann:
2 mattresses, 2 lamps, mirror
and misc. Items
Property of Mary Jones:
Mattress, sola and misc. items
305570 BGS 01/08/00


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
Case.No. 22-2008-CA-000107
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, FOR THE
BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLD-
ERS ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST
2007-10CB MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES,. SERIES
2007-10CB
Plaintiff
vs.
RUBEN FLORES, a/k/a RUBEN C.
FLORES, at aL,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure Including Award of Attorney's
Fees and Costs dated December 22;
2008, entered in Case No. 22-2008-
CA-000107 of the Circuit Court of the
20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades
County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF
NEW YORK, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
CERTIFICATE HOLDERS ALTERNA-
TIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-10CB MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-10CB Is
the Plaintiff and RUBEN FLORES, a/k/a
RUBEN C. FLORES; ALMA FLORES
a/k/a ALMA V. VLORES; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee
for DECISION ONE MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, LLC; JOHN DOE and JANE DOE
is/are Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash, in the
City of Moore Haven, Florida at 11:
o'clock A.M. on Thursday, the 29th
day of January, 2009,, the following
described property, as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure Including Award of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs, to-wit:
Lot 1, Block 20, PORT LABELLE UNIT
102, a Subdivision according to the
Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 66, Public Records of Glades
County, Florida.
DATED this 31st day of December, 2008
JOE FLINT, Clerk
By:/S/Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
SEAN M. MOLONEY, ESQUIRE
ADORNO&YOSSLLP
P.O. Box 143107
Miami, Florida 33134-3107
(305) 460-1100
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
Senior Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at the Lee
County Justice Center, Rm 3112,
1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Flori-
da 33901, telephone number
1013) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
(TO), or 1 (800) 955-8770 (V), via
Florida Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ing,
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
305964 BGS 01/08,15/09



IN THE T COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-000236
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN
HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST
2007-2 MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-2,
Plaintiff
vs.
CARLOS MARIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
CARLOS MARIN; UNKNOWN TENANT;
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 22nd day of December, 2008 and en-
tered In Case No. 22-2008-CA-000236,
of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial
Circuit In and for Glades County, Florida,
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR
AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS
TRUST 2007-2 MORTGAGE-BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-2 is the Plaintiff and CARLOS MA-
RIN; UNKNOWN TENANT; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the
Glades County Courthouse, in Moore
Haven, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
22nd day of January, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:
THE NORTH 332.080 FEET OF THE
SOUTH 1,331.20 FEET OF THE WEST
ONE-HALF'OF THE EAST ONE-HALF
OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER
OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 42
SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS
TRACT 9 OF MUSE RANCHETTES,
UNIT A, AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK
64, PAGE 548, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
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 WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who, because of their
isablIflities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Senior Deputy Clerk
Adnlinistration whose Post Office Is lo-
cated at the Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street,
Ft Myers, FL 33901; Telephone
1239)1 335-2299 or 1 (800) 955-8771
TOD or 1 (800 955-8770 Via FL Re-
lay Service, no later 5 days prior to the
Court Date.
Dated this 23rd Dec., 2009.
Joe Flint
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Beeis
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954)453-0365
Facsimile: (054)771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
305274 CGS 1/1,8/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000161
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA
Plaintiff
VS.
EVELIA DOPICO A/K/A EVELIO F
DOPICO FERNANDEX, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated December 22,2008 and entered In
Case No. 26-2008-CA-000161 of the
Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit In and for GLADES County, Florida
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the
Plaintiff and EVELIO DOPICO A/K/A EVE-
LIO F DOPICO FERNANDEZ; are the De-
fendants, I will sell tthe highest and
best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE
GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 AM, on the 22nd day of January,
2009 the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment;
THE NORTH 332.80 FEET OF THE
SOUTH 1664.00 FEET OF THE EAST
ONE-HALF OF THE WEST ONE-HALF OF
THE NORHTEAST ONE-QUARTER OF
SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 8,
MUSE RANCHETTES, UNIT "B", AS RE-
CORDED IN O.R. BOOK 64, PAGE 550,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 560 NW PINE AVENUE, LABELLE,
FL 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
LiUs Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 23,2008
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group EL.
P.O. Box 2O018
Tam a, Florida 33622-5018
F08051520 NMNC-SPECFHLMC-R-
cjayska
In accordance with the Americanswith
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special
accommodation to participate in
this pro-
ceeding should contact the Deputy
Court
Administrator whose office is located at
Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112,
1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813)335-2209; 1-o800-95-8771(TDD),
or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay
Service, not later than seven (7) days
rior to the proceeding.
052990 CGS 1/1,8/2009



This is to notify that the sale of the mo-
bile home located at Lot 1, Fair-
grounds Mobile Home Park which had
been abandoned previously by the for-
mer owner; Gloria Negrete will take
place at Lot 1, Fairgrounds Mobile
ome Park at 10:00 am on the 22nd
S day of January, 2009,
305977 CN 01/08/09

NOTICE
This is tohe sale ofno the sale of the mo-
bile home located at Lot 25, Fair-
grounds Mobile Home Park which had
been abandoned previously by the for-
mer owner, Arnulfo Silva will take
place at Lot 25, Fairgrounds Mobile
ome Park at 10:30 a.m. on the 22nd
of January, 2009.
305978 CRI 01/08/09

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Port LaBelle Community develop-
ment District will hold a Workshop and
Board of Supervisors' Special Meeting on
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 6:00 RM.
at the office of the District located at
3293 Dellwood Terrace. The purpose of.
the workshop Is to discuss the greenbelt
use and access to the Caloosahatchee
River and the Board of Supervisor's
meeting is to conduct routine business
which may require action by the Board.
This meeting Is open to the public.
Scott Wegscheld
Chairman
305741 CB/CN 01/08/09

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regu-
lar Meeting of the Board of Supervis-
ors of the Central County Water
Control District will be held on
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 7
p.m. at the CCWCD Conference
SRoom, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St.,
Montura Ranch Estates, State Road
833, Clewiston, Florida.
The purpose of this meeting is to
transact any and all business which
may come before the Board. If a per-
son decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public
meeting or hearing herein referred he
or she may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings Is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal Is based. NOTICE DATE
CHANGE.
305285 CN 1/1,8/09

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell these vehi-
cles on 01/23/2009, 10:00 am at 74 S.
INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935,
ursuant to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RE-
COVERY reserves the right to accept or
reject any and/or all bids.
19901 Buick
1G4AH54N3M6427509
1991 Chevrolet
1GCCS14R5M8222210
2001 NIssan
1N4DL01081C123478
1998 Dodge
2B4H 15X5WK119241
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ACRE LOTS Canal Point
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fees paid, $47,000
(561)635-8478



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Possible lease with option
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oak hardwood floors, Flori-
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420 E. SUGARIAND IWY.
1i 4,, (863) 983.6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAV1S DYESS ANGEUCA GONZAlEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 4/2 Osceola with a/g pool 3/2 1996 DWMH on 2.5
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent $154.9K acres in Montura fully
3/2 Hookers Point $85,000 2/1 W Cirde Great first home fenced and remodeled only
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced to $129K $89,900 g
$190K 2/2 Condo Bass hn Sun fur- 3/2 SWMH Hooker's Point
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres nished $123 000 Rd $44 900
PB County $174,900 2/2 E Ventura Ave $85 000 RENTALS
4/2 Harlem $120,000 5/2 Caribbean $189,900 Call for Available Rentals d
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 MOBILE HOMES VACANT LAND

3/2/2 with pool and guest- 3/2DWMH Midstate Loop Montura 1.25 acre lots
house $245,000 $79,000 available Call for Listings.
4/2 corner lot- fenced yard 3/2 MH wth o/po 27.5 acres Pioneer
with shed $239,000 Evercne Rd euce. $245,000
3/1 Pasadena with shed $165,000 11 Montura lots $12,000
$159,000 3/2 DWMH Woodlands- each
3/2: with pool on Ridge great secluded corner lot Moore Haven 5 res. lots
1.3 acre lot $299,000 $134,900 $75,000
3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres Moore Haven 2 res. lots
$285,000 with horse-barn fully $39900
3/2 Home with pool and fenced Montura REDUCED .$3,
apartment Davidson Rd to $84,900 COMMERCIAL
$176,000 3/2 DWMH on lake Allen Rd 200' US 27 frontage and
3/2.5/1 Townhome $120K 100'x120' lot behind -
Lakeshore Villas $149,900 Mobile Home Park Nail's Rd .$475,000
For Sale or Lease $280K Offices (4) on Deanne Duff
4/2.5 Montura Ranches Package Deal 4 M-Homes $355,000
Home on 2.5 acres fenced,, and 2 vacant lots Rental Store/Warehouse on Ventura
with pool and much, much Available Call for Details $385K
morel @ 249,000 3/2 DWMH has CBS out- Warehouse (rented) + 85 stor-
3/1 -W Ventura fenced building Magnolia Lane age units (some a/c) E El Paso -
yard with shed $99,000.. '$79,900 Call for details.


Just istedl 3BD/1 BA on Trinidad Ae. Great starter
home with private fenced rid. Great Opportunit
Asking: 65.000
CLEWISTON HOMES
*2/1 HomeonSagamore Aw. $130(000
*3/3 M1t in Seminole Manor $120,000
*"Short Sale"3/2 MH in Tower Lakes. n above
the gound pool. Call for Details
*3/2 MIH in IHendry Isles, Corner Lot.w/
Circular Drive. reduced $106.900
*3/2 MH in Sunshine Lakes, with Screened
Porch and Shed, reduced $ 109,900
*2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave.Each unit has
2BR/IBA. lust Reduced $224,900
* 3BD/2BA CBS Consticdion, Compltly Remodeled
with Many Extrasl $171,500
*"Short Sale" 3BD/2BA on Osceola Ave. With
boql. Asking $1 59,900
* 3 Brand New 3BR/2.5 BA Lcnnar Town
Homes, Call For More Details
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT/LABELLE
*lust Listedl 3BD/2BA MH in Yacht Club Way.
Asking 79,900
*Sportsman Paradisel 2/2 w/ Large SunRoom
addition in Moore Haven Yacht Club. $98K
*2/1 MH, Lakeport w/direct Lake"O"
Access. Reduced to $ 109K
*Waterfroit 2BD/2BA w/ 2-Bay Boat House
Lakeport. Completely Remodeled, $249K
*Like new 3/2 CBS in Thatcher Blvd.
SHIP Eligible. $164.900
* 2/l:CBS home on 3.5 Acres. 384 feet ofHigssy
27 Frontage. Asking $125K
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*Commercial lot on Bond St. Only $49,900
*3/2 MH on 5 Acres. asking $220,000
*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. $ 12.9K
*.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
*2 lots. Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
* Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
*Corner lot in Lake Placid, Reduced $79,900
S5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $75,000
*Vacant lot in Harlem, asking $14,900
MONTURA/FIAGHOLE
* 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.
* 3/2 Mil in l.indero St. 1.09 Acre.
only $112,500
*3/2 MI. 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
COMMERCALL/INVESTMENT
*RARE OPPORTUNITY 1.90 Acres Hwy
27 Frontage. Former Sonny's location.
*Operating medical oMice w/retail space.
great location only $475,000
*Mobile Home Park. Great Investment
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Hwy 27 frontage lust Reduced
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Notice of Annexation/Public Hearing NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEPREBY GIVEN that Pahokee Investments LLC has applied for annexation into the City Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, Issued In the Circuit
ofPahokee of property located at NE 28th Street. The City Commission of the City of Pahokee will hold Court of Collier County, Florida, on the 18th day of November, 2008 In the cause
a public hearing on Ordinance No. 2008-08, regarding the'annexation on January 13th; 2009 at 7:00 p.m. wherelr-Orion Bank Is plaintiff and John A. Carbona, Russell S. Welsenberg, Don-
at the City of Pahokee Old High School Cafeteria, 360 East Main Street. na L. Wilkerson, Thomas Randy Wilkerson and North River Ranch Investments Is
defendant, being Case Number 08-2642CA, in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as
This property is intended to be used for light industrial. Theproperty is located East of Bay Bottom Road, he defendant and Johtyn A. Carbona, Russel leved upo allsenberg, Donntle and L. Werson,
South of Stuckey Road. It is approximately 15 acres. Thomas Randy Wilkerson and North River Ranch Investments, In and to the fol-
lowing described property, to-wit:
Copies of the files and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the City of
Pahokee City Hall, Office of th City Clerk, 207 Begonia Avenue, and may be viewed Monday through A parcel of land ying and hbenn ISection 17,Townshp 43South, Range 28East,
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hendry County, Florida, said Paxcel being more particularly described as fol-
Friday lfrom 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.ows:Commenclng at the Southwest corner of the East one--half, of the Southwest
one-quarter, of said Section 17, Thence N 01*01'17" E, along the West line of said
Allpersons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said niceting. Ifa person decides to appeal any fractIon, 1532,71 feet to the .point of beginning of the lands herein described;
d," .....,. J.. t" i,...n- . .... .. .. ....i. i.j .... ...i.... ..l.,l.,,, ..ofthe proceedings is TchencecontinueN01*01'17" EalongsaildWestline,1131.604eettotheNorthwest
S ,.. ,.corner of said East one-half, of the Southwest one-quarter; thence S 88,55'55" E,
S ., ... .., .,.., . along the North line of the South one-half of said section 17, 2658.67 feet to the
Northeast corner of the West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of :;ald Section
The complete legal description by metes and bounds can be obtained from the office of the city clerk. 17; Thence S 0055'57" W, along the East line of said West one-half of the South-
east one-quarter, 2330.90 feet to the Northeast corner of the South one-lalf of the
South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of, The Southeast one-quarter of said
SSection 17; Thence N 8856'10" W, along the North line of said fraction, 1330.73
A annexation Locaton M ap eetto the Northwest corner of said fraction; Thence S 01"02'01" W, along the West
., / o Loan line of said fraction, 283.01 feel to the North right of way line of County Road Num-
.. ber 78; Thence N 8856'35" W, along said right of way line 332.83 feet to an Inter-
A -i o / section with the East line of the Southwest one-quarter, of the Southe Southeast one-
I ",. quarter, of the Southeast -one-quarter, of the Southwest one-quarter, of said section
17; Thence N 0102'00' E, along said East line, 283.01 feet to the Northeast corner
of said fraction; Thence N 3041'01" E, 296.79 feet; Thence N 01102'15" E, parallel
to the East line of the Southwest one-quarter, of said Section 17, 953.20 feet;
Thence N 8931'04" W, 1145.85 feet to The West line of the East one-half of the
Southwest one-quarter, of said Section 17, and the point of beginning.
The West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4, and
the Northwest 1/4, and
the West 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4,
all lying, In Section 17, Township 43 South, Range 28 East,
all lying In Hendry County, Florida,
LESS thy: East 850 feet of the West 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 and LESS road
right-of-way for SR.-78, of Section 17. Township 43
South, Range 28 East.
PA__ O EE.
And on the 22 day of JANUARY, 2009 at the Hendry County Sheriff's Office, LaBelle,
i in- r.i. .. r Florida, atthe hourof 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible, Iwillofferfor sale
all the said defendant's, and John A. Carbon, Russell S. Welsenberg, Donna L.
\ Wilkerson, Thomas Randy Wilkerson and North River Ranch Investments, right,
title and Interest In the aforesaid property, at public auction and will sell the same,
Ssublect to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest
bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the pay-
ment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
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.. . "',NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certtil-
| -'-~ fRl 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-
sesqed are as follows:
NOTICE BY THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT OF INTENT TO LEASE LANDS CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
..he Governing Boardofthe South Florida Water Management Dlstrlct(the "Govern- 825 2006 1-13-44-32-A00-0055-0100 Jesus M. Ayala
5.ra- &-,7.. Ing Board"), pursuant to Section 373.093, Florida Statutes, as amended, hereby
gives notice of its Intention to ground lease certain lands owned by the Governing The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the
Boardtothe South Florida Water Management Dstrict Leasing Corp.(the "Corpora- Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44
tion") pursuant to the terms and provisions of the Series 2006 Ground Lease (the South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an access road of the
"2006 Ground Lease"). The Governing Board will be authorizing and approving the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 5605, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an un-
lease of such land at Its regularly scheduled meeting on February 12, 2009 at any recorded subdivision.
time after 9:00 a.m. at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. The
land to be ground leased Is located In Palm Beach County and Hendry County. The Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
SPalm Beach County land conslsts of two separate sites consisting of 4,500 acres Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
generally located approximately 20 miles south ol South Bay on the east side of
U.S Highway 27 upon which the Stormwater Treatment Area STA") Compartment All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
B Nrthbulldout wilbe constructed and 3,000 acres generally located approxlimale-
ly 25 miles south of South Bay on the east side of U.S. Highway 27 upon which the Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
SSTA Compartment B South bulldout will be constructed. The Hendry County land scribed In such certificate will besold to the highest bidder at theClerk's Office, 2nd
consists of approximately6,400 acres generally located in the southwest corner of Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday
Hendr County at theintersectIonof Palm Beach, Broward and Hendry County lines, In the month of January, which Is the 29th day of January, 2009.
The most important west theRotenbergerfWlidltfeManagementArea,approxlmately25mllessouthof Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
20 minutes of your day Clewlston, Florida upon which the STA Compartment C buildout will be con-
is th me sme ipent reading structed. Barbara S. Butler
with your child from Clerk of Circuit Court
birth to age nine. GOVERNING BOARD OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE.OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, 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
689 2006 1-33-43-31-A00-0087-0000 Sebrina Stevenson
The Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quar-
ter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida. LESS the North 20.00 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an ease-
ment for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 295, PIO-
NEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, i01 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 Fifth Thursday In the
month of January, which Is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, Issued In the Circuit
Court of Dade County, Florida, on the 11th day of December, 1995 in the cause
wherein First Unlon Natlonal Bank of Georgl is plaintlff and Maria E. Colon Is defen-
dant, being Case number 94-16317CC, in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sher-
It of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and Interest of the
defendant Maria E. Colon, in and to the following described property, to-wit:
From the Intersection of the north line of Section 33-43-29 with the centerline of SR
29, run S 3*47' E along the centerline of SR29 a distance of 2061.8 feet to the Point
of Beginning. THENCE N86 30' E 450 feet; thence S 3'47' E 75 feet; thence S 86
30 W 450 feet to the centerline of SR 29; thence N 3* 47' W 75 feet to the Point of
Beginning; LESS the westerly 50 Feet for right of way of SR 29. Being In Section
33-43-29 Hendry County, Florida, and commonly known as Business Lots 33-35
Inc., Section B-2 Labelle Ranchette a/k/a 4429 S SR 29, Labelle, Florida
And on the 29th day of January, 2008 at the Hendry County Sheriff's Office, La-
Belle, Florida, at the hour of 11:60am, or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer
for sale all the said defendant's, Maria E. Colon, right, title and interest In the afore-
said property, at public auction and will sell the same, sub ect to taxes, all prior li-
ens, encumbrances anid judgments, If any, to the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND,
the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satis-
faction p9f the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, Issued In the Circuit
Court of Broward County, Florida, on the 12th day of August, 2008 in the cause
wherein First Union National Bank of Florida Is plaintiff and Christopher Cage
a/k/a Christopher G. Cogle is defendant, being Case number 97-01818 COSO (62),
In said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied
upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant Christopher Cage a/k/a Christo-
pher G. Cogle, in and to the following described property, to-Vit:
The Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quar-
ter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida also known as Lot 6, Block K, PIONEER PLANTATION, an
unrecorded subdivision a/k/a 575 Union Avenue. (Parcel No.
1-31-43-35-010-OOOK-006.0)
And on the 29th day of January, 2008 at the Hendry County Sheriff's Office, La-
Belle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer
for sale all the said defendant's, Christopher Cage a/k/a Christopher G. Cogle,
right, title and Interest In the aforesaid property, at public auction and will sell the
same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the
highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be apped as far as may be to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Statutes, a meeting of landowners of BARRON
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held at 10:00 A.M., January 29, 2009, at the
District office at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida, 33935.
The purpose of the meeting Is to elect one member of the Board of Supervisors and
review annual reports.
Landowners may cast one vote for each acre or fraction thereof owned, either In
person or by proxy. Proxy forms are available by calling 863-675-0346. The Board
of Supervisors will meet Immediately after adjournment of the Landowners' Meet-
Ing.
This meeting Is open to the public.
Mark D. Colbert, Chairman
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certlfl-
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
389 2006 1-17-43-29-040-0000-0060 Noe. A. Cantu & Marilu G. Cantu
Lots 15,16,17,18 and the North 40 feet of Lot 19, BOOTH's SUBDIVISION, accord-
ing to the plat thereof, recorded in the Plat Book 1, Page 21, 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 properly 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 Fifth Thursday in the
month of January, which is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 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 Sauternes V, 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
617 2006 1-22-43-31-010-OO0A-0030 Ralph B. & Gall Seymour
The Northeastone-quarteroftheNorthwest one-quarter ofthe Northeastone-quarter
of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East
30.00 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road described as fol-
lows: A strip of land In the East one-half of said Section 22, beginning at a point on
the East boundary of said Section 22, which is 237.38 feet South of the Northeast
corner thereof run Westerly paralleling the existing rural road and canal to a point
which is 160.00 feet South of the Northwest corner of the said East one-half of Sec-
tion 22; thence North along the West boundary line of said East one-half of Section
22 to the North boundary line if said Section 22 thence along said North boundary
line East to the Northwest corner of Section 22, thence South along the East boun-
dary line of Section 22 to the said point of beginning. Also known as Lot 3, Block A,
PIONEER PLANTATION, 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 Fifth Thursday In the
month.of January, which is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 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 Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certill-
cate, has filed said cerllflcate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name Ih which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
872 2006 1-13-44-32-AOO-0208-0100 Madelyn Balcelro
The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the
Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road of the East 30 feet thereof.
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 Fifth Thursday In the
month of January, which Is the 291th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circult Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certifli-
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
773 2006 1-36-43-31-010-OOON-0070 Todd James, LLC
The Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quar-
ter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 43 South, Range 31East,
Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 7, Block N, PIONEER PLANTATION, 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 certilfcate 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 Fifth Thursday In the
month of January, which is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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Good turnout
Based on the number of people at the Poker Run, the event seemed to be a success.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certifl-
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 wps as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
618. 2006 1-22-43-31-010-OO0A-0020 Ralph B. & Gall Seymour


INI/Ashley smith


A loud multitude
The motors of rumbling motorcycles filled the air on Sunday in Clewiston.
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING
NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Hendry County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section
197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of Its Intent to use the uniform method of collect.
Ing non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Banyan Village area,
Port LaBelle Plat Units 10-13, within the unincorporated area of the County, for capi-
tal costs associated with construction of water lines for Banyan Village and service
assessments for maintenance of such water lines commencing with the Fiscal Yeal
beginning on October 1,2000, and continuing each year unotl discontinued by the
County, The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uni-
form method of collecting such assessments authorizedby Section 197.3632, Florl-
da Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 27,2009, in the
County Commission Chambers, 25 E. HIckpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. Such
resolution will state the heed for the levy and will contain a legal description of the
boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form ol
resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the
levy, are on file at the County Adminstrator's Office, 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle,
Florida.AII interested persons are Invited to attend.
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect
to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-references
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and In such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing Is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to
be based. In accordance withe Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should
contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date ol
the hearing.


Janet B. Taylor, Chair
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued In the Circuit
Court of Collier County, Florida, on the 18th day of November, 2008 in the cause
wherein Orieon Bank Is plaintiff and RIallto Polnte Investments, LLC, John A. Car-
bona, Russell S. WeWsenberg, Donna L. Wllkerson and Thomas Randy Wilkerson
Is defendant, being Case number 08-1643CA, in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as
Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of
the defendant Rialto Polnte Investments, LLC, John A. Carbon, Russell S. We-
senberg, Donna L. Wilkerson and Thomas Randy Wilkerson, in and to the follow-
ing described property, to-wit:
Government Lot 1 and 2, of Section 4, Township 43 South, Range 20 East, Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
LESS AND EXCEPT:
Vommencing at the Southeast corner of Block 98 City of La Belle, Section 4, Town-
ship 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence North 00" 08' 14"
West (Basis for bearings is county and South Florida Flood Control District, right of
way map of Canal C-43) along the East ine of said Block 98, A distance of 259.10
feet to th South right of way line of the Caloosahatchee River Canal C-43 and the
point of beginning of the parcel herein described; thence North 53 20' 42" West
along said South right of wa line a distance of 119 feet, more or less, to the North-
erly edge of the Old River thence Southeasterly, along said Northerly edge, a dis-
tance of 185 feet, more or less, to the East line of sad Block 98; thence North 00
08' 14" West along said East line a distance of 52.00 feet, more or less, to the point
of beginning (Westily part of Island).
LESS AND EXCEPT:
Beginning at the Southeast comer of Block 98 of the City of La Belle, North 0 8' 14"
Westalong East line of Block 98 259.10 feet to South right of way of the Caloosa-
hatchee River Canal C-43 and Point of Beginning Southeast along the South right
of way of canal 43 to North Bank of Old Caloosahatchee River, North Westerly along
the North Bank to a point 52 feet South of the point of beginning North 52 feet to
Point of Beginning.
TOGETHER WITH Easement for Ingress and egress, as recorded in Official Records
Book 218, Page 1037, Public Records of Glades County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH Perpetual access Road Easement, as recorded in Official Records
Book 2290, Page 740, Public Records of Glades County, Florida and Official Records
Book 685, Page 1645, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
And on the 22nd day of January, 2009 at the Hendry County Sheriff's Office, La-
Belle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer
for sale all the said defendants, RIalto Pointe Investments, LLC, John A. Carbon,
Russell S. Welsenberg, Donna L. Wilkerson and Thomas Randy Wikerson, right,
title and Interest In the aforesaid property, at public auction and will sell the same,
subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, If any, to the highest
bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the pay-
ment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, 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
602 2006 1-14-43-31-010-0000-0280 Michael J. Thompson
Lot 28, GREENWOOD FOREST UNIT NO. 1, according to the plat thereof recorded In
Plat Book 5, Pages 123 and 124, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oit 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 Fifth Thursday in the
monlh of January, which Is the 290th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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Fun at the marina
Dozens of motorcyclists ate food, conversed and listened to music on this beautiful Sunday morning.


Poker Run
Bikers gathered at Roland and MaryAnn Martin's Marina in Clewiston over the weekend to participate in a Poker Run.


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Photo from 2008
Russell Echols, Glades County commissioner standing on the right, addresses Congress-
men James Oberstar and Tim Mahoney. The congressional visit took place at Captain
Hendry House in LaBelle. Issues focused on Glades and Hendry Counties.


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Gathering
A luncheon was held in Buckhead Ridge, May 23, to announce the beginning of canal
cleanup work and funding.


Taking a look at 2008: The Year in Review


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat Two hundred and fifty people
attend a meeting in Buckhead
GLADES COUNTY -- Readers Ridge with county commission-
can look back in this review of ers to discuss the restoration of
important topics and happenings navigation to the Pearce Canal.
in Glades County from 2008. GCSO Deputy Donald Watts,
resource officer organizes DUI
Teen Awareness demonstration at
January 2008 Moore Haven High School. Help
was provided by Glades, Lee and
Glades County Board of Coun- Charlotte Counties law enforce-
ty Commissioners approved the ment, Florida Highway Patrol and
renovation of the old jail. This will FDOT.
create an extension of the new jail
which has a growing population. Courtney Davis becomes new
The renovation will be a dorm for county extension agent.
female and juveniles.
An Evaluation and Appraisal April 2008
Report from Jim LaRue, planning
and management specialist, was
explained to county officials and County commissioner an-
businesses. It covers long term ounces he will travel to Tallahas-
businesses. It covers long term seadtkolnadwtr
economic and environmental see and talk to land and water
plans, and is required by the De- management about opening the
apartment of Community Affairs. Pearce Canal for navigation.
The Glades County gun range Moore Haven city council
opens to public with jurisdiction member, Mike Brantley, introduc-
under the sheriff's office. es plan for a pre-construction per-
mit which will target elevated dirt
pads, drainage and landscaping.
February 2008 Moore Haven city council
member, John Ahern, opens dis-
In Ortona, River Forest Yacht- cussion on a grant for a floating
ing Center begins construction dock at the future city marina
for a storm safe storage facility project.
that can accommodate boats up
to 80-90 feet long. It will be a DEP Glades County road depart-
Clean Marina. ment reports that work on a
new school bus stop has been
Glades County community completed in the Crescent Acres
traffic safety meeting has 23 at- area of Muse. The school district,
tendees from agencies and com- county and traffic safety team
munities who are alarmed.at the were concerned about the nar-
accidents occurring at the inter- row roads in the neighborhood.
section of U.S. 27 and S.R. 29,
especially after a recent fatality. Automated External Defibrilla-
tors will be carried in 10 GCSO pa-
County commissioners pre- trol cars. AED's diagnose cardiac
pare residents for budget short- arrest and administer an electric
falls resulting from state legisla- jump start to the heart.
ture reductions. Commissioners
assure residents that ambulance
service will have a priority. May 2008

March 2008 The city of Moore Haven was
March 2008 proclaimed a Florida Trail Gate-
way Community. The area is con-
A 5k walk/run benefit for sidered to be an ideal destination
breast cancer called Power of for tourists because it offers a
Pink-Run by the River was held in wide variety of cultural and out-
Moore" Haven along the Caloosa- door experiences.
hatchee River.


The community of Ortona:
plans its summer children's recre-
ational program.
Florida State Representative
Denise Grimsley announces to
that $250,000 has been funded
for the cleanup of the Pearce Ca-
nal and another $5 million will
be coming for its completion and
the cleanup of other waterways
in Glades County such as the old
Moore Haven Canal and the Dye-
ss Ditch.
A very large fire on Lake
Okeechobee's exposed muck has
continued for nearly a month.
The extreme drought conditions
in south Florida have resulted in
numerous flare ups which posed
health problems for many resi-
dents.


June 2008

U.S. Congressmen James
Oberstar, Connie Mack and Tim
Mahoney toured the region and
heard requests from local govern-
ment about the C-43 reservoir,
Herbert Hoover Dike repairs and
the economy of clean, plentiful
water.
An abandoned or lost croco-
dile was rescued in South Caro-
lina and turned over to the cus-
tody of Patty and Allen Register of
Gatorama, which is a long time
tourist destination in Palmdale,
Glades County.
Electric message boards were
set up by FDOT to alert motorists
that construction had begun on
the Bee Branch Bridge in Muse
starting on June 4 and ending on
August 18.
Governor Charlie Crist holds a
press conference to inform public
that the state and South Florida
Water Management District will
buy all of United States Sugar
Corporation holdings and land.
USSC is the largest employer in
the south lake region.


July 2008

Mike, Pressley is appointed to
Water Resources Advisory Com-
mission.


Additional muck removal from
Lake Okeechobee could not con-
tinue due to onset of rainy season.
Officials report that heavy equip-
ment has already been mired in
wet muck.
Residents and officials attend
a meeting with Florida Heart-
land .Rural Economic Develop-
ment Initiative to voice growing
concerns for loss of nearly 2,000
jobs and potential loss of support
businesses due to sell off of sugar
cane land to the state.


August g008

The University of Florida's In-
stitute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences released .their report on
the probable impact of SFWMS
buying out all holdings of the lo-
cal sugar industry. The report
states that it could leave a nega-
tive impact of $1.6 billion in the
south Florida area of western
Palm Beach, Hendry and Glades
Counties.
County commissioners disap-
prove. mandatory garbage pick-
up.
Tropical Storm Fay leaves wide
spread flooding in Moore, Haven
and rural communities. School
was closed for two days. FDOT
closes portions of S.R. 29, S.R.
78 and U.S. 27. Water threatens
to enter doorways of homes and
businesses.
The governor's Office of Tour-
ism, Trade and Economic Devel-
opment met with local officials,
businesses and residents and
assured the audience that they
would receive representation at
the talks between USSC and SF-
WMD concerning the potential
loss of the largest employer in
Glades/Hendry Counties. Accord-
ing to Paul Beck, county commis-
sion chairman, the proposal of
an inland port/distribution center
would have an ideal site in the
Glades County area. It could re-
gional employ 25,000 people and
offset the loss of the sugar corpo-
ration.


September 2008


The Buckhead Ridge Locks
are opened on the Pearce Canal
which leads to the open waters
of Lake Okeechobee. Tropical
rain storms have elevated the
water level dramatically in local
waterways and the lake. Levels
had been remarkably low due to
a long drought and many canals,
boat ramps and piers had been
bone dry providing no access to
the big lake.
The Glades County public li-
brary in Moore Haven was closed
two weeks due to its partnership
with Heartland Cooperative. It
was necessary to install comput-
ers, programs and procedures.
The Jack's Branch Bridge in
western Glades County has been
close to all but local traffic. The
box-culvert bridge has been erod-
ed due to heavy water runoff from
rain storms. The FDOT repaired it
as soon as possible.


October 2008

The murder trial of Jesse
Castelucci ended in a not guilty
verdict. He had been charged
with second degree murder with
a firearm. Prosecuting attorneys
were unable to convince a jury
that he was a trigger man for the
slaying of a Uzbekistan immigrant
who was found buried in a Muse
backyard last year.

FDOT reports that there have
been 12 traffic deaths in the coun-
ty in 2008. Six of those fatalities
occurred at one accident where-
by a heavy truck ran a stop sign
and plowed into a van carrying
six people on their way to work.
The Country Corner conve-
nience store in Ortona and nu-
merous small businesses have
found it almost impossible to stay
open during the economic down-
turn.
U.S. Congressman Tim Ma-
honey speaks to local officials,
residents and businesses about
his re-election efforts since his
multiple extra-marital affairs have
been disclosed.


November 2008


County elections, resulted in
the passage of a school district
referendum and a Tourism Devel-
opment Tax.
The newly renovated jail has
an open house were residents
and officials took a tour. Present
were representatives from local
government, Immigration Cus-
toms Enforcement, Glades Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, Glades Correc-
tional Development Corporation
and Wright Construction.
Aaron Spero, Moore Haven
High School senior, has been,
recognized as a National Merit
Scholar semi-finalist.


December 2008

Cops For thristmas, a GCSO
benefit, was able to purchase and
give away more than 650 toys to
children in need.

River Forest Yachting Center in
Ortona, on the Caloosahatchee
River, is near completion, and
28 clients have reserved space in
the storage buildings which are
constructed to endure 140 m.p.h.
wind exposure.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


Lunch menu

Glades County School
District
January 8 15
*Thursday, Jan. 8 Chicken
nuggets, baked beans, carrot
sticks and fruit.
Friday, Jan. 9 Pepperoni
pizza, french fries, tossed salad
and fruit.
*Monday, Jan. 12 Turkey
sandwich, carrot sticks and fruit.
*Tuesday, Jan. 13 Chicken/
noodles, corn, fruit and roll.
*Wednesday, Jan. 14 Roast
pork, rice, California blend fruit.
*Thursday, Jan. 15 Hot
dog, french fries, carrot sticks and
fruit.\


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C. David Goodlett, (left) Glades Healthcare Foundation Chair and Ric Bradshaw, Palm Beach
County Sheriff.


WEST PALM BEACH-While
campaigning this year, Palm
Beach County Sheriff Ric Brad-
shaw made a commitment to the
residents of the Glades: to give
back at least fifty-percent of the
funds raised from his re-election
campaign in the community back
to the people.
Sheriff Bradshaw recently
made good on his promise by
presenting a $5,000 gift to Glades
Healthcare Foundation, the non-
profit organization leading the
fund raising campaign for a new
community hospital that will
serve 40,000 residents along the


southern shore of Lake Okeecho-
bee.
The new facility, Palm Beach
County's only public hospital, will
replace Glades General Hospital.
Sheriff Bradshaw is proud of
the link he has had to the Glades
region for over thirty years.
His brother was a state trooper
in the Pahokee area.
"My connection to the Glades
community is strong," said Sheriff
Bradshaw. "Our work is to en-
sure that the quality of life for all
of the people in our county is the
best it can be, and healthcare is a
big part of that."


Glades Healthcare Founda-
tion is leading the fund raising
campaign for a new 70-bed, $73
million community hospital in the
Glades.
Thanks to a commitment of
$53 million from the Health Care
District of Palm Beach County, and
the generosity of individuals and
organizations, the campaign has
reached 89 percent of its goal.
For more information about
the campaign, visit www.
gladeshealthcare.org or call 561-
833-8999.


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Secretary Schafer



Announces 2009 DCP Signup


Enrollment for the 2009 Di-
rect and Cqunter-cyclical Pay-
ment (DCP) Program for farms
with base acres are taking place
now both online and at local
USDA Service Centers and will
continue until June 1.
Producers are urged to make
use of the eDCP automated web-
site to sign up; however, produc-
ers can visit any USDA Service
Center or their administratively
assigned center to complete their
2009 DCP contract.
The June 1 deadline is man-
datory for all participants. USDA
will not accept any late-filed ap-
plications.
The electronic DCP (or eDCP)
service saves producers time,
reduces paperwork and speeds
up contract processing at USDA
Farm Service Agency (FSA) offi-
cers. It is available to all produc-
ers who are eligible to participate
in the DCP program and can be
accessed at http://www.fsa.usda.
gov/dcp.
To access the service, produc-
ers must have an active USDA
eAuthentication Level 2 account,
which requires filling out an on-
line registration form at http://
www.eauth.egov.usda.gov fol-
lowed by a visit to the local
USDA Service Center for identity
verification.
USDA computes DCP Pro-
gram payments using base acres
and payment yields established
for each farm. Eligible producers
receive direct payments at rates
established by statute regardless
of market prices.


For 2009, eligible producers
may request to receive advance
direct payments based on 22
percent of the direct payment
for each commodity associated
with the farm. USDA will issue
advance direct payments begin-
ning Dec. 2008.
Counter-cyclical payment
rates vary depending on mar-
ket prices. Counter-cyclical pay-
ments are issued only when the
effective price for a commodity is
below its target price.
The effective price for each
covered commodity and peanuts
equals the direct payment rate
plus the higher of the national
average market price received
by farmers during the 12-month
marketing year or the national
average loan rate.
Producers who are eligible
for the DCP Program will also be
eligible to enroll in the Average
Crop Revenue'Election (ACRE)
Program. The enrollment period
for ACRE Program will begin in
the spring.
Producers may first enroll in
the DCP Program, elect to re-
ceive advance direct payments
and then later modify their en-
rollment to include the ACRE
program or they may wait and
elect to enroll in DCP and ACRE
at the same time in the spring
2009.
The optional ACRE Program
provides a safety net based on
State revenue losses and acts in
place of the price-based safety
net of county-cyclical payments
under DCP. A farm's payment is


based on a revenue guarantee
calculated using a 5-year average
state yield and the most recent
2-year national price for each
eligible commodity. For the 2009
crop, the 2-year price average
will be based on the 2007 and
2008 crop years.
An ACRE payment is issued
when both the State and the
farm have incurred .a revenue
loss. The payment is based on
83.3 percent (85 percent in 2012)
of the farm's planted acres times
the difference between the State
ACRE guarantee and the State
revenue time the ratio of the
farm's yield divided by the State
expected yield.
The total number of planted
acres for which a producer may
receive ACRE payments may
not exceed the total base on the
farm.
In exchange for participating
in ACRE, in addition to not receiv-
ing counter-cyclical payments, a
farm's direct payment is reduced
by 20 percent, and marketing as-
sistance loan rates are reduced
by 30 percent.
The decision to enroll in the
ACRE Program is irrevocable.
The owner of the farm and all
producers on the farm must
agree to enroll in ACRE. Once
enrolled, the farm shall be en-
rolled for that initial crop year
and will remain in ACRE through
the 2012 crop year.


Money to Lend


Submitted photo/HRMC
The Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation was presented a check in the amount of
$100,000 by First Bank of Clewiston. The money is intended to be used toward paying for the
construction of a new emergency room, surgery suite and laboratory.


By Glenda Wilson
On Wednesday, Dec. 31, First
Bank employees, along with their
board members and members of
the Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter (HRMC) Foundation, gathered
around First Bank's Christmas tree
to present the hospital foundation
with a check for $100,000.
In 2006, the First Bank of
Clewiston made an initial pledge
of $500,000 to the HRMC Founda-
tion; this was First Bank's third gift
towards that pledge. The funds
will be restricted to the construc-
tion of the new emergency room,
surgery suite and laboratory at


Hendry Regional Medical Center.
Though global financial lend-
ing opportunities have greatly
affected the ability to borrow,
the Foundation and the Hospital
Board of Authority are committed
to moving forward with the emer-
gency room construction project.
At their September board meet-
ing, the hospital board of direc-
tors selected and hired DEJA (Da-
vid E. Johnson Architect) firm to
design the new emergency room,
surgery suite, and laboratory. This
firm will work under the direction
of John Albert from American
Health Facilities Development
(AHFD), the project management


firm hired to oversee the con-
struction development. DEJA has
begun the preliminary develop-
ment of architectural schematics.
In the meantime, Hospital Admin-
istration is diligently negotiating
with lenders for the financing of
the new facility, which will cost
approximately 17 million dollars.
Once financial negotiations are
completed, the architectural de-
sign and engineering plans will
be submitted to the State for ap-
proval.
The hospital foundation mem-
bers wish to thank First Bank for
their wonderful generosity and
continued support.


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Like the Lark: Realizing our Potential


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
"In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with
God, and the Word was God.
He was with God in the begin-
ning. Through him all things were
made; without him nothing was
made that has been made -- to all
who received Him, to those who
believed in His name, He gave the
right to become children of God,
children born not of natural de-
scent, nor of human decision or a
husband's will, but born of God."
This prologue to John is fo-
cused not on what we have been,
or even what we are now.
Rather it focuses on what we
can yet be. A great thought now
that we have entered into the new


year!
There was a young man pedal-
ing around a college campus on
a bicycle.
He was wearing a T-shirt. On
the T-shirt it said, "I'm going to be
a doctor."
There was also a sign on the
back of his bicycle. It proclaimed:
"I'm going'to be a Mercedes."
There was someone who un-
derstood his potential. All of us
have unrealized potential.
When each of us came into
this world, we brought with us an
amazing amount of potential.
The Suzuki method that has
helped millions of children learn
to play the violin is an example of
realizing some of this potential.
Suzuki shared that he had two


moments in his life that gave him
his insights.
Suzuki's first revelation came
when he was visiting a building
that served as a giant incubator
for thousands of Japanese song-
birds known as larks. The breed-
ers of these larks take literally
thousands of eggs and incubate
them in giant, warm, silent halls
that act as a gigantic nest.
There is only one sound that
the tiny songbirds hear, as they
break through the shells of their
eggs. It is the sound of another
lark, a very special adult lark, that
is chosen because of its singing
ability.
Suzuki noticed to his amaze-
ment that every little chick .that
hatched automatically began to


copy the master singer lark.
Even more remarkable, after
a few-days he observed that each
chick, having started out by purely
copying songs, began to develop
its own variations on the original
Master Song.
The breeders wait until the
chick musicians have developed
their own styles, and then select
from them the next Master Singer,
and so the process continues.
Suzuki's reasoning: "If a bird's
tiny, tiny brain can learn so per-
fectly, then surely the human
brain, with its vastly superior
abilities, should be able to do the
same and better!"
This line of reasoning led Su-
zuki to his next revelation: "Every
Japanese child learns to speak


Japanese!"
It seems like an amazing grasp
of the obvious, but whatSuzuki
had realized was something so
apparent no one could see what
it meant.
Any baby, born in any country,
automatically learns, within two
years, the language of that coun-
try.
This means that every normal
baby's brain is capable of learning
millions of potential languages.
This 'means, that given the
proper environment, the human
creature is capable 'of acquiring
an amazing amount of informa-
tion and skills in a short time.
God has placed within each
of us enormous potential, mental
potential, physical potential, but


the greatest of all is spiritual po-
tential, the potential to become
children of God.
Notice, the Scriptures don't say
that Christ came into the world so
that we can improve our I.Q. or
that we will be able to run the 440
in record time.
It says that whoever receives
Christ and believes on His name
has the potential to become a
child of God.
What does that mean?
It means that you and I have
the potential to be like Christ.
We have a potential within our
hearts and souls for peace, a po-
tential for joy, a potential for hope,
a potential for love, and a poten-
tial for forgiveness that is greater
than we can possibly imagine.


New Year: Redeeming time The true, the Eternal now


By The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
John was a retired military of-
ficer He'd tell me each Sunday
morning "You started two min-
utes late today" or "You began
a minute early this morning." I
asked him how he was certain
and he said he set his watch by the
radio. One day I asked him "John,
how old is this outfit 2,000 years
old?" And he muttered "Yeah." I
said "Remember, John, for the
first fourteen hundred years, they
didn't have clocks!" (I thought
"outfit" would be a good word to
refer to the Church for a military
man. He knew what I was talking
about.)
Actually, we conduct our lives
to the arbitrary agreement we call
"time" and it is the means that
makes living possible. We rely on
appointments, the ordering of our
days, regular times for the things
we have to do. The great things,
though, are what we recall, not
in hours or days but by events.
I'd have to think what I was do-
ing in the Fall of 1963, but if you
asked me where I was when Ken-
nedy was shot, I could tell you
instantly.
My grandmother read me


Bible stories and told me about
right and wrong; perhaps the
strongest influence in shaping my
life toward the ministry. She died
when I was eight years old, but
she lived long enough to have a
tremendous impact; not hours or
days but what she did events.
The Greeks had two words
for time; one related to "clock
time" and the other related to
"event time." The latter, event
time, is Biblical time. I believe
Church is about what we do to-
gether to worship God; not when
we get started or when we end.
Paul writes in his Epistle to the
Romans "One man esteems one
day as better than another, while
another man esteems them all
alike. (14:5f0." He adds "He who
observes the day, observes it in
honor of the Lord (v.6)."
It is not how many we have, or
how much time, but what we did
with the time allotted to us. Two
thousand and nine opened with a
host of problems, war fronts, eco-
nomic problems, political entities
in transition, job problems, and
on and on. The resolutions made
or the promises given will not be
something we can demand; but
we can get underway with them.
It is evident that many of the so-


Religion briefs
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Grace Harmony at announced
First Christian The Clewiston Church of
Christ would like to announce
Mike and Sue Filisky, know as their regular service times to the
"Grace Harmony", will be in Con- public and invite anyone interest-
cert at First Christian Church, 201 ed in attending.
N. Francisco St., Sunday, January Sunday Bible Class will begin
11, 7p.m. at 10 a'.m.; Sunday Worship be-
The Filisky's live at Lake Plac- gins at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
id, Florida, and are members of Worship will start at 6 p.m., and
the Eastside Christian Church. Wednesday Bible Study starts at
Each year the Filiskys go in tour 7 p.m.
with their "Journey For Jesus!" The Clewiston Church of Christ
The couple presented a Con- is located at 336 Central Ave in
cert for the church last year at this Clewiston. For further informa-
time and were so well received tion please call 863-983-8822.
that they were invited back this
year. Rummage, Bake Sale
They will have CDs for sale. A at Calvary Baptist
"love offering" will be received to
help with the ministry of the Fil- Church
iskys. The youth of Calvary Baptist
Jackie Miller, Minister of First Church are having a Rummage/
Christian Church, extends a bake sale every Saturday morning
hearty invitation for all to attend from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
this special service. The church is located at 1075
Davidson Rd. Hookers Point. in
Clewiston Church of Clewiston. We are raising funds
for a youth seminar in January.
God Service Times Donations accepted.

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF SOUTH BAY LOCAL PLANNING
AGENCY TO HEAR THE EVALUATION
AND APPRAISAL REPORT OF THE
CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Public Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of the
City of South Bay Florida. Sitting as the Local Planning Agency
(LPA), will hold a public hearing on Tuesday January 20, 2009
beginning at 7:00 PM. in the City Hall located at 335 S.W. 2nd
Ave, ,South Bay, Florida to Consider:

The proposed Evaluation'and Appraisal Report (EAR) to
the City of South Bay Comprehensive Plan, as amended.

For your information, a copy of the proposed EAR to be
considered by the LPA at the January 20, 2009 hearing will be
available for review on Friday, January 9, 2009 at City Hall,
335 S.W 2nd Ave, South Bay .

At such time and place, the LPA 'will hear all evidence in stip-
port of or in opposition to the EAR. You are advised that
if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the LPA
with respect to any matter considered at the Public Hearing, he
or she will need a record of the proceedings, and such purpose
he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the testimony upon which
the appeal is to be based.

Virginia K. Walker
City Clerk


lutions needed are still a long way
off. I've come to believe, though,
that we accomplish things by lay-
ing the foundations and doing
our part, no matter how small.
This Christmas I received many
cards and letters from people that
I knew during past ministries and
places I've served. We shared in
fellowship, touched each other's
lives, lived as a Church family for
awhile; and those who shared
had an impact on my life, and ap-
parently I had an impact on theirs
too.
They are an affirmation of the
foundations laid, the use of time
as God would have intended and
the bonds continue today even af-
ter a separation of miles and days.
We observed the day, we honored
the Lord, what was shared will
last for eternity. May this new year
be for all of us a time of hallowed
opportunities to share in God's
name and in His work. May we
bring the gifts of faith, hope and
love to others, laying foundations
and letting God give the growth.
To paraphrase a prayer; "I may
not be able to do everything but
I can do something..." That is my
prayer for 2009, beginning, plant-
ing, laying foundations, letting
God give the growth. Amen.


By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist
First Christian Church
The New Year Holiday is chiefly
a secular one, merely the starting
date for a calendar set up by man
for his own convenience.
But as a milestone in a life
given to us by a loving Father, the
day is one that is well deserving of
prayer meditation and thought.
There is nothing really new
about the New Year we were on
January 1st what we were on De-
cember 31st. For each person, the
character of our life on any given
day is the sum total of our yester-
days with one important quali-
fication: At any given moment,
with God's help, we can change
direction, steer, rather than drift.
Are we defeated by past mis-
takes haunted by past failures? If
we dwell on them, we will repeat
them.
Are we convinced that these
failures were the fault of others? If
so, there will be little or no incen-
tive to take personal inventory, to
look within for the source of our
difficulty. "
But what if we refuse to hold
memories of past mistakes in our
consciousness?


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What if we recognize and act
on the truth that right now we
can start afresh? And it is true if
only we turn to Him for guid-
ance.
Right now we are the sons of
God, if we have believed the Gos-
pel, Repented of Sins, Confessed
faith in Jesus Christ, and have
been immersed for the remission
of sins to receive the Holy Spirit.
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On New Year's Day or any other
day we can decide to live NOW,
rather than in a dead yesterday or
an uncertain tomorrow!
And when we do, we will see
that His genuine, eternal vow is
all we ever have or need.
Some are asking themselves,
"How can I be a triumphant
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2.Pray! This is communion
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3.Read God's Word every day.
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4.Have fellowship with God's
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church which believes and teach-
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5.Be filled with the Holy Spirit.
In proportion as we yield our-
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all the fruits of the Spirit.
6.Witness to others. Share the
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salvation to those who believe."
7.Watch for the return of
Christ for "the coming of the Lord
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Slough
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the family and extended family
lifestyle on the farm. Glenn Stew-
art of LaBelle, and Cecil Stewart
of North Fort Myers recalled how
their grandmother, Willie Agnes,
prepared food from sunrise to
sunset.
"First, she -had to milk three
cows before cooking breakfast,"
said Glenn Stewart.
"It didn't matter where you
were on the farm, you could hear
her call us for a meal," Cecil Stew-
art said.


Glenn Stewart mentioned that
he and most of the grandkids
and cousins spent their whole
summers working on the farm.
Grandma Harn cooked for more
than 35 people three times a day.
They cultivated gardens, tended
livestock, cut timber, cleaned
game and fish, changed diapers,
picked oranges, and played with
puppies and piglets. After going
to bed, the kids stayed awake as
long as possible so they could
hear what the grown-ups had to
say when they thought their kids
were asleep.
The school house, also known
as Lucky Island School, has be-


come quite dilapidated in the last
20 years. There have been a lot
of storms in recent history. The
tin sheets on the roof are falling
off, and the brittle wooden walls
are splintering away. However,
it looks wonderful in the prairie
landscape, and is protected by the
fact that is on private property
owned by the Lykes Brothers cor-
poration. Very few residences are
in this rural area. Only authorized
people may enter the property,
but good photographs of the one
room school house can be taken
from the dirt road.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


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eral families who settled the area lived here in the early part of the 1900's.


Festival
Continued From Page 1
contest. Spectators are in for
a breathtaking view of vibrant
patchwork colors modeled by
south Florida Native Americans.
The arts and crafts on display, or
for sale, range from local folk art
to museum quality.
Be prepared to catch the pa-
rade on Saturday, Feb. 21 'with
local dignitaries, floats, music
and energetic horses. There are
events all day long that feature
alligator wrestling, reptile shows,
Native American dancing and mu-


Brighton
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Then in 2008, Mr. Smart had sev-
eral great wins and became sec-
ond in World Bull Riding. Along
the way to professional rodeo,
he graduated from high school in
2002, received a welding degree
in 2003, and earned a four year
degree in business technology.
He did all this before he went pro-
fessional in 2004.
Chance Smart participated at
the Professional Rodeo Cowboy
Association finals on Jan. 2-4 at
the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena in
Brighton. Brighton is a Seminole
community on the west bank
of Lake Okeechobee in Glades
County. He feels at ease in this ru-
ral part of south Florida, and en-
courages local families to come to
rodeos because it is a great family
event that has been around for a


sic. The rodeo has its own music
and comedy entertainers as well.
The cuisine offered is a diverse
cultural feast, and visitors can
shop for arts and craft gifts under
Seminole chicken huts with palm
frond canopies.
The Cultural Education De-
partment. of the Seminole Tribe
will set up a traditional Okalee
Village with local artists, craft-
ers and chefs. Spectators can
observe how dolls, jewelry, and
wood carvings are made. Ask for
a sample of pumpkin bread, or a
unique beverage called Sofkee.
Marty Johns and Paul Bowers,
Jr. have gleaned the region for the
best rodeo bucking livestock. The


long time.
He feels fortunate that the
Seminole Tribe of Florida, Hard
Rock Cafe, has become his spon-
sor in 2008 and continuing into
2009. He mentioned that he just
cannot express enough how sup-
portive the tribe is to the sport
of rodeo. They attend many cal-
endar events all year, and have a
genuine traditional interest in it.
His chosen profession is not
without pain or anxiety. Last year
he injured his groin in Salinas,
California. He admits that some-
times it is difficult to get a restful
night's sleep before he rides a
bull the next day. He says that he
will wake up in the early morning
hours and knows he needs to be
sleeping.
"I think about the way I'm gon-
na ride that bull. It lets me know
that I still have that passion. It's a
good thing," said Mr. Smart.
His advice to any novice bull
rider about skill is a simple one.


bulls, horses and steers are beauti-
ful, healthy animals fostered with
up to date animal husbandry.
"We will make it the best show
we can," said Mr. Johns.
Brighton is a Seminole com-
munity located in Glades County
on S.R. 78 between Moore Haven
and Okeechobee. The west bank
of Lake Okeechobee is nearby, as
well as the neighboring commu-
nity of Lakeport.
For more information call
Molleetha Gomez, 863-467-6039,
at the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


He says to stay leaning forward
as much as possible for when it
rears, and to try to stand straight
when it kicks up the back end. He
knows that balance, along with
technique, is important, too.
On his journey through life
and rodeo he married his sweet-
heart, Summer, in 2007. Both
of them are from Philadelphia,
Mississippi. Chance Smart and
his wife also have deep spiritual
feelings for their church life, and
he has lead some Bible studies
for cowboys and rodeo riders
gathered near the arena chutes.
The champion athlete will let the,
bulls keep him awake for a few
more years, and then he may go
into the ministry. Rodeo fans can
find out more about Mr. Smart
at www.chancesmart.com and
http://probullstats.com.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


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