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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Glades County Democrat
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven, Fla.
Moore Haven Fla
Publication Date: January 22, 2009
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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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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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, January 22, 2009 Volume 83, Number 25


Glades at a
Glance

Fish Fry
St. Joseph the Worker
Church will be starting their
Fish Fry Dinners on Friday, Jan.
23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Din-
ners will include fried fish, hush
puppies, a vegetable, dessert
and tea, for a donation of $7.
Eat there or take home.

Chalo Nitka
Pageants
The all 2009 Chalo Nitka
pageants are scheduled for Feb.
21. Any Glades County child
can enter. Ages range from
infant to third grade students,
boys and girls. If you would like
to enter your child or for further
info please call Erin Christie
863-227-3728.

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 at 863-946-0744. Enjoy a
good book!

Native Plant Society
plans meetings
The Florida Native 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!
Now readers can read The
Glades County Democrat on-
line with every page exactly as
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-
634 1188.


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Celebrating children and community


INI/Nena Bolan
Harvest of Hope dance group entertains at the 20th anniversary of RCMA in Moore Haven, Glades
County.


iNji/ena Boian
The audience enjoyed Jasmine Shupp's performance at the celebration and reunion of
students, parents and staff during RCMA's 20th anniversary at the Chalo Nitka grounds,
Jan. 16.


Gus Walker
completed three
tours of duty to Iraq
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN -- Atkin-
son "Gus" Walker has made a
career in the U.S. Army and is
currently serving his 13th year.


He has been deployed three
times to Iraq, once to Kosovo
and onte to Bosnia. On Dec.
30, he was promoted from staff
sergeant to sergeant first class
(SFC).
"I love what I do. We have
to do whatever it takes to keep
America the great country it is,"
said SFC Walker.
The Moore Haven native has
been senior instructor for the
260th Quartermaster Battalion.


The 260th was first activated in
January 1943 and played a part
in the Invasion of Normandy.
As part of Operation Iraqi Free-
dom, the 260th Quartermaster
Battalion was deployed Janu-
ary 2003 to provide fuel sup-
port. The Battalion supported
coalition forces by transporting
nearly 80 million gallons of fuel
and driving more than 9 million
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Restoration could
benefit from
economic
revitalization
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

, GLADES COUNTY -- The Ev-
erglades Coalition conference
was held in Miami, Jan. 8-11,
and was attended by all levels
of political decision makers,
heads of agencies, academics,
environmental and conserva-
tion organizations, and the
business world. They planned
and will implement manage-
ment progress in the restora-
tion of the greater Everglades
ecosystem.
The Everglades Coalition is
comprised of 49 conservation
and environmental organiza-
tions that are greatly inspired
to restore Florida's precious
ecosystem from the Kissimmee
lakes to the Keys. Conference
sessions and group discussions
carried topics ranging from
energy to water, individual
species, habitat, projects and.
money.
Governor Charlie Crist was a


featured speaker. He emerged
as a leader of restoration las1
June when he announced that
United States Sugar Corpora-
tion would sell all of its hold-
ings and 180,000 acres of farmti
land to the state agency, South
Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD). A projected
buy-out price was determined
to be $1.34 billion by water
management on Dec. 16; and'it
can back out of the September
closing if the final cost has be-
come too high.
Coalition members, U.S.:
Army Corps of Engineers (COB)
and SFWMD hope funding for
the Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Program will come
from a federal economic stimu-
lus package. Ten Everglades
projects were approved by
Congress in 2000, but none
were funded. Constructing res-
ervoirs and storm water treat-
ment areas could create more
'than 3,000 jobs, according to
COE and SFWMD estimates
Other job producing projects
are the repairs to the Herbeht
Hoover Dike and building
bridges along Tamiami Trail,
which has dammed the natural
flow way for decades.
See Coalitidn Page 16


County receives check from WM


Pearce Canal
dredging may start
the end of March
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES COUNTY The DEP
has given irrevocable permits
to Waste Management (WM)
for their vertical expansion of
the wall around the c and d
landfill on the lake side off S.R.
78, north of Moore Haven. This
,has enabled WM to release pay-
ment of $1.5 million which was
presented to the Glades County
commissioners by Jeff Sabin,
WM government affairs manag-
er. Mr. Sabin presented a check
to the county and mentioned


that WM appreciates working
with the county on this project,
and on the Ortona landfill trans-
fer station; and the closing of the
Ortona landfill.
Wendell Taylor, county man-
ager, reports that the closing of
Ortona landfill, cell one, has
started and the top of it has been
cleaned. Plastic layers will be
laid on top.
Last month the board of
county commissioners ranked
Craig A. Smith & Associates
(CAS) as the number one ap-
plicant for professional services
of the Pearce Canal mainte-
nance. On Jan. 13, a contract
was approved by the board for
$132,089, and CAS will engineer
plans and hire dredging contrac-
tor for the Pearce Canal. It will
take approximately 9 months to


complete the project. According
to officials, actual dredging may
begin in late March. SFWMD will
supply funding.
The countymanager informed
commissioners that dredged ma-
terial from the Pearce Canal may
have a use as a top cover for the
closure of cell one in the Ortona
landfill. This may reduce the cost
of hauling and disposing of the
dredged material.
A request to advertise for bids
on a pavilion and bathhouse
in Washington Park has been
approved. Earlier in June, the
Washington Park Homeowners
Association requested the pa-
vilion be built on school district
property.
The, old gymnasium in the
community was demolished to
make way for the building that


will be similar to the one at the
cemetery in Ortona. The build-
ing department has approved
plans and an advertised request
for bids will have them due Feb.
3. The estimated, approved cost
of the pavilion and bath house
will be $140,000 and will come
from the one cent sales tax.
The following people were
appointed by the board to fill
openings on the Planning Com-
mission. They are Mike Lee, seat
one; Steve Dobbs, seat three;
Jack Wilson, seat five; and Ellen
Beers, seat seven. Their terms
will begin April 2009 and end
March 2011.
Commissioners approved dis-
bursement of funds, by county
attorney Richard Pringle, to pay
off a portion of the $800,000
funding for the Industrial Park


property. The board approved
the purchase of a pumper fire
truck, up to $155,000, for the
Muse Fire Department. A loan
of not more than $3,000 was ap-
proved for the Tourism Develop,.
ment Council (TDC) trust fund
for building a Glades County
tourism website. The loan will
be repaid in one year when rev-
enue funds are received.
Wendell Taylor will work with
SFWMD and begin the Request
for Qualifications advertise-
ment for professional services
to survey, design and permit the
Moore Haven Canal so cleanup
work can begin.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


submitted
Sergeant First Class Atkinson "Gus" Walker receives a pro-
motion plaque, center right. On his left are Maxine Roundtree,
his mom; and daughter, Yasmine. To his right is Command
Sergeant Dwight H. Williams.


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MANY VISITORS CASHING IN AT THE ROADSHOW THIS WEEK


Clean out those
(lecwiston Clean out your
attics, closets and lock box,
the Roadshow is coming to
town. Roadshow experts are in
town all ihis week purchasing
antiques and collectibles.
While the Roadshow will
accept anything that's old,
they are focusing on gold and
silver, also coins made before
1965, military items, musical
instruments, pocket and wrist
watches. Modern jewelry with


attics, basements and lock boxes and get ready to cash in


diamonds and other precious
stones are also being accepted.
One person that attended
the Roadshow brought in an
1864 Civil War sword and
a coin collection and left 45
minutes later $10,000 richer.
Another was not as lucky but
seemed happy with the $355.00
they received for broken gold
jewelry. "I think this is a great
idea" said one lady that sold
her old class ring and some


Wanted are antiques, gold, silver, coins and military
memorabilia. Collectors are also interetsed in
pre-1965 toys, train sets, individual trains and dolls.


broken gold chains. "The stuff
was just lying in a dresser
drawer for years." She received
$248.42 for her efforts. Jeff
Parsons, the president of the
Treasure Hunters Roadshow
explained what the show is all
about. It's a chance for anyone
to sell their stuff and get what
it's really worth he said. It
seems everyone has items they
have wondered about or want
to sell but really don't know
where to go said Parsons. He
said the show has been in over
600 cities since 2001. When
asked what the most memorable
experience was he had a quick
answer. "Without a doubt it was
a show in Pennsylvania when an
elderly gentleman asked if we
could send someone with him


to visit an old toy store he had
closed down 50 years ago. It
was like walking back in time"
Parsons said "the store's 50 year
old inventory was still on the
shelves the store was a treasure
trove of collectible toys. I have
never seen anything like it. It
was simply unbelievable!"
It seems the store was closed
due to World War II. "I had
to go serve my country." the
owner told Parsons. Serve he
did for the next 35 years. The
collection of vintage toys still
in their original boxes sold for
more than $650,000. All this
week Roadshow experts will
be accepting various types of
antiques and collectibles. The
event is free and no appointment
is necessary.


The Roadshow continues through this week

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Gold Prices High,
Cash In Now
"It's a modern day gold
rush," said Jeff Parsons.


,.
Here is how it works:
* Gather items of interest (as explained below)
from your pttic, garage, basement, etc. Bring
your items to the event

* There is no limit to the amount of items you
can bring, no appointment necessary

* Lay out your items on the designated table

* Speak with one of our Association
Representatives to determine the collector
value of your items

* If interested in selling, we will consult our
collector's database to see if a buyer exists.
90% of all items have offers in our database

* The offer is made on the spot on behalf of our
collectors making the offer

* If you decide to accept the offer, we will
pay you on the spot and ship the item to the
collector. The collector pays all shipping and
liandling charges

* You get 100% of the offer with no hidden fees

* The entire process only takes a few minutes


The Roadshow
represents
many of the
world's top /
numismatic
coin collectors
We have been
directly involved in
millions of dollars
worth of rare cash
and coin sales over
the past 15 years.


Gold is now trading at 30
year highs, and you can cash
in by bringing your items
to the Treasure Hunters
Roadshow. All types of
gold are wanted, including
gold coins, Krugerrands,
Maple Leafs, and other gold
bars, etc. All gold jewelry,
including broken jewelry is
accepted. Anything gold is
wanted.
'All silver items,
including silver coins, bars
and American Eagles are
accepted. Sterling silver
items like flatware, tea sets,
etc. are welcome.


Our private collectors are
seeking all types of rare coins
and currency.
We have the resources
available to pay you top
prices for all types of rare
coins or entire collections.
We can arrange a private
discreet meeting with you
at your bank or in one of
our private suites. Whether
you are ready to sell your
life long collection or you
are settling an estate we
are at your service. We are
professional, honest and
discreet.


I Visitors are bringing a variety of items including gold,
silver, jewelry, coins, guitars and rare collectibles


Our Iaternational Collectors Association
members are looking for the following types of
items.
* COINS Any and all coins made before 1965. This includes
all silver and gold coins., dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes,
nickels and pennies. All conditions wanted!

*G(.D & SILVER PRICES AT 25 EAR HIGH! for
platinum, gold and silver during this event. Broken Jewelry.
dental gold, old coins, pocket watches. Kruggerands. Gold Bars
Canadian Maple Leafs. etc.

*I EWE.LR' Gold, Silver, Platinum, diamonds, rubies.
sapphires and all t pes of stones, metals, etc. Rings. bracelets,
necklaces, all others including broken jewelry. Early costume
jewelry wanted

, WATCHES Role\, Tiffan). Hublot. Omega. Chopard,
Cartier, Philippe. Ebel, Waltham, Svwatch. all others.

* PW KEiT ,ATCHS Chopard, Elgin. Bunn Special.
Railroad, Illinois.Hamilton, all others.

*TOY All types of toys made before 1965 including: Hot
Wheels. Tohka. Buddy L. Smith Miller. N)Iint. Robots, battery
toys, Mickey Mouse. all others.


* TRLAINS Train sets, all gauges, accessories. indi\ idual cars,
Marklin, American Flyer, Lionel. Hafner, all others.

*OILLS Barbie Dolls, GI Joe. ShirleN Temple,
Characters.German, all makers accepted

*,SORDS The older the better all types %wanted.

* MILJTARY ITEMS Civil, Revolutionary., WWI, WWII.
etc. Items of interest include swords, badges, clothes, photos,
medals, knives., ear, letters, etc.

a ADVERISINS. ITEMS- Metal and Porcelain signs, gas
companies, beer and liquor makers, automobile, implements,
etc.

* TIFFANY Items signed by LCT. lamps. vases, art glass. etc.


Highest prices
.* are paid for
1950's and 1960's
.^ era electric and
acoustic guitars.
Gibson, Fender,
Martin, National,
Rickenbacker,
Gretch, Dobro,
vintage guitar
amplifiers too!


Is your family
attic filled with
old and forgotten
memories;
Many dolls created
before approximately
1964 are considered
antique and
have value with
our collectors
association. Most
pre-1964 bisque, china,
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paper mach6, wood, and
wax dolls are considered
desirable by collectors.
If your doll has original
clothing, wigs, shoes
and undergarments, that
increases its value.
Many toy cars, robots,
Tonka and trains made
before 1964 are wanted by
International Collectors
Association members as
well.


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Jeff Parsons examines coins brought to the
roadshow. The owner was offered over $2,500
. ...for the collection and decided to sell.


The Treasure Hunter's Roadshow Eventjr adshCO
continues through Saturday in Clewiston W .tuhunter r a sh w.o


Thursday, January 22, 2009


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Corey White (right) defends Glades Central's Antoine,Chisolm during Thursdays game.
By Charles M. Murphy won a key district game. ers by Jeune and Matt Skipper in
INI Florida Jeune did most of his damage the first quarter but still trailed 17-
at the free throw line down the 12 after the first quarter.
The Brahman gym was rock stretch. Okeechobee fell behind by as
He noted he felt good at the many as eight in the first half but
ing Thursday night as Okeecho- free throw line.\, didn't give up.
bee boy'sbasketballupsetthe "Everybody did well tonight. A Okeechobee Coach Jon Enrico


powerful GldesCentra11dIl adiers


Ryan Osceola dribbles between two Raider defenders in Okeechobee's win Thursday.


in overtime, 69-66. .;
Okeechobee's David Jeune
scored 36 points, including six in
the extra session as Okeechobee


win is a win. I had to work a little
harder than usual. The crowd
made a big difference."
Okeechobee got three poiht-


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"e nfiiLtall pled ca full game
of bLasl.-tball,'`1'ft coach said
"This is the team we are. .Every-


INI/Charles Murphy
David Jeune drives to the hoop during the second quarter of Thursdays game with Glades
Central.


one did excellent tonight. I can't
complain," he noted.
Belle Glade took a 24-16 lead
midway through the second
quarter but Jeune scored five
points in the final two minutes to
pull Okeechobee to within 33-30
at the break.
Coach Enrico
said that gave the
team a lot of confi-
dence.
"I 'told them to
break the game
down into four
games. If we win
each quarter we
can't lose. I told
them we can't get
down double dig-'
its. We came back
hard. It was an ex-
cellent game from
everybody," he
noted.
The game was
back and forth in
the second half.
Glades Central
went back up by
eight, 41-33 but
Okeechobee rallied
thanks to six points
from Jeune to trail
49-45 after three
arles Murphy quarters.
Okeechobee's
crowd came to life
early in the fourth
'Khen' A-- Al-
len nailed a three from the corner
and vgas fouled.,
His four point play gave
Okeechobee their first lead, 53-51.
JIe noted he practices his outside
shot under pressure all the time
and didn't feel any pressure dur-
ing the game.
"My team was down and they
needed a big shot. The Lord or
somebody told me to. shoot it
and I did. We started to believe
at halftime that we could do this.
We kept our heads up."
That wasn't the last we would
hear from Allen in this game.
Down the stretch Okeechobee
went up by three, 56-53 on a steal
and bucket by Matt Skipper.
Jeune's follow gave Okeecho-
bee a 58-56 lead.
Glades Central again tied the
game and had a chance to win in
regulation.
However the shot went awry
.and another four minutes was
placed on the clock.
In overtime Allen again
stepped up with a three pointer
to give Okeechobee a 63-61 lead.
"I felt if I hit the first shot I
would hit the second. I was hot
and I wanted the ball," he noted.
Allen ended the game with 10
points.
Glades Central took their final
lead on a slam dunk to take a 64-
63 lead. However their top ball
handler, Antoine Chisolm fouled
out on the next defensive series.
Two free throws by Jeune put
Okeechobee back up 65-64. A
defensive stop and another two
free throws by Jeune made it 67-
64. Jeune's free throw made it
68-64 with 21 seconds left.
Glades Central -scored with
nine seconds left but would not
see the ball again.
The win pushed Okeechobee
to (8-9, 4-4 in the district). Glades
Central fell to (9-4, 6-2 in district).


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Castrol Pro Anglers host fishing seminar


Castrol pro anglers
to sign autographs,
teach techniques

Members of the Castrol Fishing
Team will offer tournament-win-
ning tips and techniques when


they host the Wal-Mart Tire
& Lube Express Fishing and
Automotive Clinic Thurs-
| day, January 29th.
aS / The clinic will be held
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the
Wal-Mart Supercenter in
Clewiston.
The event is being held
in conjunction with the FLW
Series event on Lake Okeechobee
Jan 28-31st.
The free clinic is designed for
people of all ages and skill levels.
The Castrol Pro Anglers will
be on site signing autographs,
discussing fishing tips and tech-
niques, including tips on tying


knots, casting and selecting tack-
le.
The Castrol Anglers will also
conduct a casting contest pro-
viding hands on demonstration
of fishing tips and techniques.
Fishing fans of all ages have the
chance to win a prize by partici-
pating in the casting contest.
Additional information will in-
clude details about what to check
on autos and boats before head-
ing out to the water; instructions
about how to catch more fish;
what life is like as a pro angler and
general auto tips from the pros
who put an average of 40,000
miles a year on their vehicles.


"Our fishing seminars are a
great way to give something back
to our loyal customers," said Cas-
trol spokesperson Jamia Curtis.
"They also give us a chance to
introduce younger kids to the
lifelong sport of fishing. In fact,
we think these clinics can teach
anglers of all skill levels new tech-
niques. Here's a great chance to
chat directly with some of the
best bass anglers in the world."
For more information about
the Castrol Fishing Team please
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2009 Glades



Wildfire outlook


As several cold fronts move
into our area, our lush green
vegetation moves into its dor-
mant state making it more sus-
ceptible to wildfires. The Keetch
Byram Drought Index (KBDI) is
indicating an average of 661 in
the Highlands & Glades county
areas (scale 0-800), which is
above normal for this time of
year. The normal range for this
time of year is 301-490. "This
is not the time to panic about
wildfires", says Melissa Yunas,
spokesperson for the Florida Di-
vision of Forestry, "it is the time
*to take action in order to be
prepared in the event a wildfire
strikes your community. Current
fire season forecasts indicate
that the 2009 season may be
an average year for wildfires;
but during an average year in a
high wildfire occurrence state
like Florida homes and other
values can be at risk if residents
are not prepared. We need the
assistance of residents to help us
protect their property.
Residents living in or near
areas close to brush or wooded
areas should make their homes
as safe as possible from the
threat of wildfires by following
FIREWISE guidelines. Structures
should be surrounded by a buf-
fer zone extending at least 30
feet. This area should be free of
highly flammable vegetation and
well maintained. Leaves, pine
needles and twigs should be re-
moved. from roofs and gutters.
Flammable materials including
wood, vehicles and propane
tanks, should not be stored next
to the house.,
Florida's wildfire season is 12
months long. Though we have
fires throughout the year, our
most active part of the year is
typically December through the


beginning of June. Gener
speaking, Florida experience
the greatest number of wild
during April, May and June.
number one wildfire cause
Florida is people.
In 2008, Glades & Highla
Counties experienced:
Glades County
.26 wildfires
41, 348 acres burned
Highlands County 94 v
fires
929 acres burned
Glades and Highlands h
already experienced wildfire
2009:
Glades County
11 wildfire
114.7 acres burned
Highlands County
26 wildfires
39 acres burned
The public should be aw
of homes that have been vac
for an extensive time frame i
wooded flammable vegetat
These homes will be more,
ceptible, to wildfires beca
the dry unmanaged vegeta
(grass, palm fronds, pine
dles) have been accumula
on or around the home. If
woods catch on fire, the
maintained home will invite
Embers on the leaf littered
with a combination of dry g
can slowly smolder and take
a home.
Go.on our website to
out: When it comes to wildfi
what is the most vulnerable
of your home?
Anyone needing additi
information may contact
local Division of Forestry at
260-0053 (St. Lucie, Indian Ri
Martin, Okeechobee Count
863-655-6407 (Highlands
Glades Counties). Please
our website aty.www.fl-dof.c


Local Weather Forecast
Weather Forecast for Glades County from the.National We
Service.
Moore Haven and surrounding areas:
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 66. Light northwest wind.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. North
around 6 mph.


Extended Forecast:
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 72. North wind at 6 mph beco
southeast.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Light
wind.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind at 6
becoming southwest.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.


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Clubs and organizations


VFW hosts ham dinner
The VFW post 9528 in Buck-
head Ridge will host their annual
ham dinner on Sunday, Jan. 25,
from noon until 4 p.m. The menu
consist of VFW special baked
ham, green beans, coleslaw,
yams, dessert raisin sauce. The
post will honor policeman, fire-
man, and E.M.T. who are special
this year. The post will be accept-
ing applications from eligible vet-
erans for the VFW Entertainment
will be provided, hourly drawings
will be held for steak dinners.
Members and guests welcome.
Donation is $7.

Glades County
Historical Society
Meeting
The Glades County Historical
Society meeting will be held at
the historic Pieter Westergaard
House at 270 Ave. L, Moore Ha-
ven on Friday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.
The agenda will include plans for
the March barbecue, 2009 Christ-
mas Walk and Open House and
a membership drive. New mem-
bers will receive a free t-shirt with
payment of dues. For further in-
formation, phone Anne Coffey at
863-946-0520 or Julie Wigton at
863-946-2060.

Fashion and Fun at
annual GCWC Style
Show
Members of the Glades County


Woman's Club invite you to their
annual Luncheon and Style Show
on Saturday, Feb. 7 beginning at
noon. Bobbi Brown, president,
says this fun event has become
bigger and better every year re-
sulting in a move to the spacious
Robin's Nest RV Park clubhouse a
few years ago. "Members provide
hoyne cooked dishes. for every
dietary need along with cold and
hot refreshments", said the ener-
getic president. "This year's event
promises to be fun with an enter-
taining commentary and prizes
and games." Proceeds from the
show help- support the club's an-
nual scholarship fund for local
students. Please contact any club
member for your ticket. The cost
is a reasonable amount for a tasty
lunch and exciting afternoon
- only $10. Phone Ms. Brown,
863-946-3356, Geri Burleson, 863-
946-1150, June Morningstar, 863-
946-0579, or Anne Coffey, 946-
0520, for your reservations.

Glades County Gun
Club
The Glades County Gun Club'
will hold an open range event on
Sunday, Jan. 25. The range is lo-
cated at the Glades County Sheriffs
Gun Range at Gun Club Road on
SR 78, 4.2 mi NE of US 27. Glades
County residents are welcome
at no charge. Insurance requires
all guests register, attend a short
range safety briefing and. sign a
waiver. Eye'and ear protection is
mandatory and will available by
the club. The gate will open at 2


p.m., registration from 2:15 p.m.
to 2:45 p.m., five minute briefing
at 2:45 p.m. Shooting to begin
after briefing till about 4:30 p.m.
Guests may be accompanied and
supervised by a club member to
the firing line for safety concerns.
Black powder guns are welcome
first half is for handguns and sec-
ond half is for rifle. Further infor-
mation call 853-946-2566

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.

Five Star Regional
Challenged flag and
show team
The Five Star Youth of Ameri-
ca 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 featuredM 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.

New Hope Baptist
Church
New Hope Baptist Church is
having a Homecoming event and
everyone is welcome to join on
Sunday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. Dinner
will be at 12 p.m. Music by Eric
Simmons with special speaker.
New Hope Baptist Church is lo-
cated on 1057 E. Yaun Road in
Moore Haven for further informa-
tion please call 863-946-1852.

Calling all Children
Do you go to Sunday School?
If no, come to our Kick off Rally
bring your friends "Jesus Loves
You" to New Hope Baptist Church
for Sunday School Kick-Off Rally
on Sunday, Feb. 1 beginning at 10
a.m. Children of all ages are wel-
come! If you don't attend Sunday
School come see what exciting
things we have planned. Each
child will receive a free gift! For
more information call Pastor Bra-
nham at 863-946-1852. New Hope
Baptist Church is located on1057
E. Yaun Road in Moore Haven.


Letters to the Editor


ion. The road to the White
sus-
tuse House
tion This letter is in direct response
nee- to Marilyn McCorvey, Clewiston
.ting city clerk's statement, "I gotta be
the honest with you, it's not history-
un- making to me, it doesn't matter
fire. about black or white. It's just an
roof event, and he (President-elect Ba-
rass rack Obama) is just a man," as
out quoted in the-article, "A take on
inauguration," Clewiston News,
find Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 edition.
ires, Well, her opinion is absolutely
part right, he is just a man. However,
in my opinion he is symbolic of
onal so much more.
the By the time this response is
772- printed in the paper President-
iver, elect Obama will have been
ties) sworn in as America's 44th presi-
and dent. To attain the highest office
visit in this "land of the free, and home
om of the brave," is without question
monumental. It is astronomical
to see that America, from "sea
to shining sea" elected a man of
African descent. President-elect
*ather Obama's road to the White House
did not begin Feb. 10, 2007 in front
of the state capitol in Springfield,
*- 1Ill. This road began centuries ago,
and was paved much earlier.
wind Long before Abraham Lincoln's
route to the White House (which
Presidept-elect Obama followed
in January 2009), there was the
Trans-Atlantic slave route. Count-
less numbers of Africans were
)ming forced from their homes, families
and culture, made to endure or-
ganized free labor in the form of
north slavery sanctioned for a time by
our government. The sanction-
ing of slavery mocked the time-
mph less words of our Declaration of
Independence -- "We hold these
truths to be self-evident, that all


men are created equal,, that they.
are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty
and the pursuit of Happiness."
The road to the White House
continued to be paved with slave
rebellions, anti-slavery move-
ments such as: The Underground
Railroad, the raid 'on Harper's
Ferry and the Dred Scott case.
In 1854, Dred Scott, a slave, was
taken by his master into the free
states of Illinois, Wisconsin and
Minnesota. Scott stayed out of
Missouri, his slave state; for four
years. His claim was that he was
an established person on "free
soil." The lower courts ruled
against Scott. The case eventu-
ally went to the Supreme Court
of the United States. Again, the
ruling was unfavorable. Chief
Justice Roger B. Taney, a resident
of Maryland, and the other jus-
tices, ruled that Dred Scott could
not bring suit in federal court be-
cause he was a Negro, not just a
slave. No Negro, whether slave or
free, could ever be considered a
citizen of the United States within
the meaning of the Constitution.
Can you imagine what Chief Jus;
tice Roger Taney would say today
knowing Barack Obama was
sworn in as America's 44th presi-
dent on Jan. 20, 2009?
My dear young lady, perhaps
'yoU are too young to remember
the brutality of lynching, segregat-
ed, dilapidated school buildings,
discarded textbooks graciously
passed on from White schools
to Black schools. You may not
have a frame of reference for the
bombing of Birmingham, Jim
Crow laws, the terror born from
having your leg clutched between
the jaws of dogs, the sting of wa-


ter unleashed on your body, and
the dehumanizing pain which
comes from being spit on. Hon-
estly, I have no reference other
than what I have seen, heard and
.read. However, I am well aware
that it is easy to forget, in today's
era of more cautious and covert
discrimination, that the choice to
add ones voice to the chorus for
change was a choice that could --
and not infrequently did -- result
in death during the Civil Rights
struggle. But those were the
stakes between the years 1954
and 1968 in the United States of
America.
Tens of thousands of people of
all races risked not just their stand-
ing in the community, but also
their lives, in the hope of building
a coalition for racial equality that
could not possibly be ignored.
They succeeded in building that
coalition -- even if the highest ide-
als of the cause they promoted re-
mained, in some cases, unfulfilled
until President-elect Obama.
The 2008 presidential elec-
tion was a transformative effort
not only for Hendry County and
America, but the world. This elec-
tion unfolded before the eyes of
the world. Citizens of the globe
watched some in awe and jubila-
tion, others in shock and dismay
as Barack Obama was declared
the winner of the 2008 presiden-
tial election. This presidential
election can best be summarized
with one word: change. From the
ghettos of France and England, to
the shanty towns of Africa and all
points in between minorities have
a renewed hope that if America
can elect a Black man, then yes,
all things are possible.
I hope you and others with'
your view will continue to believe


that President-elect Obama is
just a man. Remember that if the
economy continues to worsen,
the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
linger, the number of American
citizens without healthcare in-.
creases and education plummets.
Remember one man and one
administration cannot repair the
'decades of idiocy and misman-
agement that has been allowed
to permeate our .government.
In closing, I; will share with
you the words of Newt Gingrich,
former Republican speaker of the
house, as stated on Fox News
Jan. 19, 2009, "This (presidential
inauguration) is a historic mo-
ment to be cherished." You see,
even Mr. Gingrich recognizes the
magnitude of the occasion. Fur-
thermore, I challenge you and all
people; those who will read this
letter and hear of this letter, Black,
White, Hispanic, Native Ameri-
can, to not be narrow-minded in
your thinking and beliefs. Reach
for your personal mountaintop.
President-elect Obama has at-
tained the pinnacle of politics.
He is America's president.for
the next four years. As patriotic
Americans, let us unite and keep
our president, his family and his
cabinet members in prayer. Let us
follow his example of community
activism. And finally, I implore
all minorities to recognize their
God-given power of creativity. De-
velop your own businesses, write
books and magazine articles. Em-
power yourselves through read-
ing and education. Let us all work
together, embrace change, and
continue the dream of economic
equality.
Sincerely,
Whynett Jones


General News and Information


Public Meeting
Announcement
The USDA/NRCS will be hold-
ing a public meeting for all agri-
cultural landowners and produc-
ers in Hendry and Glades County
to review and discuss the new
2009 conservation treatment ac-
tivities for two major conservation
programs, Environmental Quality
Incentives Program (EQIP) and
the Wildlife Habitat Incentives
Program (WHIP).
This meeting -will take place
on Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the large
conference room of the Dallas B.
Townsend Agricultural Building at
1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, Fla.
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture (USDA) prohibits discrim-
ination in all its programs and ac-
tivities on the basis of race, color,
national origin, gender, religion,
age, disability, political beliefs,
sexual orientation, and marital or
family status.

Household Hazardous
Waste Collections
Household hazardous waste
and electronic waste collections
for Glades County on Saturday,
Jan. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building
in Moore Haven. Please leave all
products in their original contain-
ers. Do not mix different or un-
known materials together. Label
or leave labels on all containers.
Check all containers for leakage,
transport upright in a sturdy box
or tray. Do not eat, drink of smoke
while handling or transporting


hazardous wastes. Accepted end
of life electronics will be comput-
ers, monitors, keyboards, termi-
nals, televisions, stereos, printers,
fax machines, VCR's, DVD play-
ers, video cameras, video game
consoles and wireless devices.
This service is free of charge, for
further information please call
863-675-0124.

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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'OPINION












FHSAA reclassifies football districts


By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
SOUTH LAKE REGION The
area's high school football teams
will experience significant sched-
ule changes come this upcoming
fall.
Courtesy of -the Florida High
. School Athletic Association (FH-
SAA), some teams will benefit
from them, while others won't
due to the classification restruc-
turing that took place, effective
Jan. 16.
In high school football, there
are a total of eight classifications
(Class 6A, Class 5A, Class 4A,
Class 3A, Class 2A, Class 2B, Class
1 A and Class 1B).
In short, fans everywhere can,
expect to witness a highly enter-
taining 2009 season, which will
likely consist of many surprises
and disappointments.
Here's a quick rundown of the
2008 state champions:
Sanford-Seminole
(6A)
USA Today national
champion St. Thomas
Aquinas (5A)
Tampa-Plant (4A)
Cocoa (3A)
Jacksonville-Bolles
(2A)
Pahokee (2B)
Tallahasse-North Flori-
da Christian (1A)
Jupiter Christian (1B)
Pahokee faces slew of
tests in 2009
SFor the past few years, it was
argued by many that Class 2B was
deemed the weakest in the state.
Those who came with the
conclusion attributed to the fact
that since Class 2B was formed
in 2003, the Pahokee Blue Devils
have won a total of five ouf of six
state championships.
Pahokee, a six-time state
champion, won titles in 1989
(Class 2A), 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
and 2008.
In essence, the Blue Devils will
be the three-time defending Class
2B state champions this fall.
Winning four straight cham-
pionships, however, will be a tall
order as a slew of powerhouse
programs, due to the FHSAA clas-
sification restructuring plan, have
moved down to Class 2B,
All of the classifications and
dist9cts,.are. set,,tqo be in place
for the next two seasons (2009-
2010).
The teams that will be join-
ing Pahokee in the formerly
weak 2B class include nine-time
state champion Jacksonville-
Bolles, Madison County (Class 2A
champs in 2007; reached as high
as No. 9 in last season's USA To-
day Super 25 High School Poll),
Miami-Gulliver Prep (Class 2A,
state finalist last year)' and Miami-
Monsignor Pace (Class 3A state.
semifinalist last season).
Pahokee, which is classified
as a District 7-2B team again, will
be in a nine-team district, which
includes Cocoa Beach and North
Broward Prep, to name just two.
The restructuring plan, which
was made to alleviate travel for all
of the state's teams, probably hurt
Pahokee the most.
"We have 2-3 hour travel tires
in some of our district games,"
said Blaze Thompson,, the Blue
Devils head coach.
"It's going to be quite interest-
ing.
With nine set regular-season


games, including the annual
Muck Bowl against Glades Cen-
tral, that leaves Pahokee with just
one game to schedule.
"There are a number of teams
*requesting to play us, but we'll
see what happens," Thompson
said.
"It is what it is, there's nothing
we can do about it.
"There's no changing it now."
Nevertheless, though Pahokee
will have to navigate through great
teams in each round, Thompson
still believes bis team can win
state again.
"I think we can play anybody,"
Thompson said.
"We have a lot of returning
players who played a lot last sea-
son. -
"We anticipate to maintain our
level of play; we look forward to
competing against what's set to
be a stacked 2B schedule."
The Blue Devils, who will be
returning 18 of last season's 44
players, will need to use all of its
personnel to its advantage if they
want to capture a seventh state
title.
Pahokee will have several star
receivers on the 2009 team, with
Dennis Hall, De'Joshua Johnson
and Kaalum Williams returning
as seniors.
Going into the season, how-
ever, Johnson will likely assume
the role as the Blue Devils starting
quarterback.
The ESPN150. Class of 2010
Watch List athlete will start over
Emmanuel Perez, who's yet to
find ample comfort in Pahokee's
high-octane offense.
The best-case scenario for the
Blue Devils is that Perez would
actually be able to start at some
point, with Johnson filling his
natural role.
That gives Pahokee a seriously
potent receiving corps in Johnson,
Hall, Williams and new transfer
Fred Pickett, who enrolled at Pa-
Ifokee High School last week.
"I don't think there are many
wide receiving corps better than
that," Thompson said.
The Pickett effect
Jessie Hester, the Glades Cen-
tral Raiders head coach, may beg
to differ on that claim.'
Though the Raiders have just
lost Pickett, who made game-
winning grabs in three games for
them last season, Hester believes
they 'won't miss a beat.'"
'"Losing a kid like Fred hurts,
with the talent he has," Hester
said.,
."We're just fortunate enough
to have other kids who are ready
to step up at the receiver posi-
tion."
Glades Central, which had as
many as seven wideouts last sea-
son, will have about as much as
that in the fall.
The Raiders bring back Nev-
ille Brown and Kelvin Benjamin,
who were both sophomores
in Hester's first season as head
coach.
They'll also have Carlton Lew-
is and Kelvin Darrisaw, in addition
to Greg Dent, who's widely con-
sidered as the best overall talent
in the Muck right now.
With Leron 'L.J.' Thomas slat-
ed to recover from his collarbone
injury for his upcoming senior
season, the passing attack looks
very promising for Glades Cen-
tral.
Antwon Chisolm may be pen-
ciled in as 2009's starting running


back, but concerns arise in terms
of how the lineman will turn out.
Hester, who considers the of-
fensive line as the most important
part of the team, simply had this
to say about the situation.
"Our work is definitely cut out
for us, but we have some young
kids here and we'll try to find a
way to get it done."
As Glades Central moves
down from Class 3A to Class 2A,
the team now seemingly has a
smooth path. to the state title
game for the next two seasons.
In a classification that has just
36 total schools, Glades Central,.
which is in District 7-2A, has only
two district opponents (Boynton
Beach and Suncoast).
So being playoff ready will
work to Hester's advantage, as he
can schedule up to seven regular
season, games, not including the
annual Muck Bowl against Paho-
kee.
That also doesn't include the
spring game or the Kickoff Clas-
sic.
For the upcoming season,
Glades Central hopes to face the
likes of Palm Beach Lakes, Dwyer,
Royal Palm Beach, Jupiter Chris-
tian, Clewiston, Seminole Ridge,
Miami-Northwestern and maybe
even defending national cham-
pion St. Thomas Aquinas.
"During the playoffs, there will
be a lot of tough times," Hester
said.
"If the kids experience some
tough games in the regular sea-
son, then they'll know how to
respond in the playoffs."
Glades Day and Moore
Haven move down
Glades Day, a longtime Class
IA powerhouse, has been moved
down to Class lB.
That's fine with Pete Walker,
the Gators head coach.
It's no surprise, considering
the fact that Glades Day has an
opportunity to get even with two-
time defending Class 1B state
champion Jupiter Christian.
Both teams are in the same
district, which will make for a
great rivalry.
Glades Day, which is in a six-
team district, has only five games
it can schedule outside of District
7-1B.
The teams Glades Day will face
in: the regular season could,pos-
sibly be .Clewiston, King's Acad-
emy, Bishop Verot, Okeechobee
and LaBelle.
"Our schedule will pretty much
be the same," Walker said.
"We got a bigger district this
year, but we could still play very
competitive football."
However, the Glades Day-
Moore Haven rivalry is all but of-
ficially dead, as the Terriers move
down to District 6-1B.
Jason Bond, .the Moore Haven
coach, has his work cut out for
him, as St. John Neumann and
Evangelical Christian await once
again in district play.
Evangelical Christian eliminat-
ed Moore Haven from Class IA
playoff contention last season.
"It should be interesting be-
cause some of our rivalries are
still intact," Bond said.
"But they'll be some now
teams that we haven't played be-
fore," he continued.
"It'll be a fun experience."
Clewiston to Class 2B
Joe Roth, Clewiston's head


coach, will have to take his team
to points west and north this sea-
son.
For a team that played.St. An-
drews, Inlet Grove, Cardinal New-
man and Pope John Paul in district
play the past four seasons those
teams are on the east coast the
travel won't affect Roth much.
"We're so centrally located, so
it will basically be the same as last
time, when we were in Class 2A,"
Roth said.
"We'll deal with the travel the
best way we can."
Clewiston won't play Class
2B power Pahokee in the regular
season, but the rivalry can be re-
newed in the playoffs.
The only way these two teams
can meet is if they reach the Class
2B state semifinals.
Nevertheless, Clewiston is try-
ing to keep its annual rivalry in-
tact with Glades Central, Glades
Day, Okeechobee and American
Heritage-Plantation.
The Tigers, who play LaBelle
each season for the Hendry
County Championship, will be in
the Cowboys' district for the next
two season.
Clewiston will have to face
these teams in District 6-2B play:
Cardinal Mooney
(Sarasota)
Dunbar (Fort Myers)
Gateway Charter
Island Coast
Lake Placid
LaBelle
It was revealed that the Tigers
will face King's Academy in the
Kickoff Classic.
"I think we'll be competitive in
district play this year," Roth said.
,'I'm not familiar with some of.
the teams, but we'll do the best
we can."
Notes: Pahokee has to face
these eight teams in District 7-2B
play the next two seasons:
Cardinal Newman
(West Palm Beach)
Cocoa Beach
Coral Springs Charter
Inlet Grove (Riviera
Beach)
North Broward Prep
(Coconut Creek)
Pine Crest (Fort Lau-
derdale)
St. Andrews (Boca Ra-


ton)
University (Fort Lau-
derdale)
Glades Day must play these
teams in District 7-1B play:
Berean Christian (West
Palm Beach)
Summit Christian
(West Palm Beach)
Jupiter Christian
Zion Lutheran (Deer-
field Beach)
Village Academy (Delray
Beach) will be eligible for District
7-1B play in 2010.
Moore Haven must square off
against these teams in District
6-1B play:
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Evangelical Christian
(Fort Myers)
Out-of-Door (Sara-
sota)
St. John Neumann (Na-
ples)
St. Stephen's (Braden-
ton)
Southwest Florida
Christian (Fort Myers)
Only the top two teams in each
district will qualify for the FHSAA
state playoffs.
Staff Writer Najl Tobias can be
reached at ntoblas@newszap.com.


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Hispanic involvement in the New World


Spanish shape the
history of the state

By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The pale moon floated above
the black horizon, illuminating
the night sky with long, silvery
threads of light.
Glistening surf and long, white
beaches bathed in the soft lus-
trous glow as sloping, sandy
dunes rose and fell to the moon-
lights fleeting passage.
The quiet, peaceful landscape
was disrupted by the ominous
glint of steel.
Toledo steel, swathed in the
luminous moonlight, exposed
armed men hurrying a bewil-
dered column of captives to their
doom.
Exhausted and incoherent
men that had escaped the cold,
piteous jaws of the sea, staggered
unknowingly to their deaths..
A murderous act, executed in
the secrecy of darkness, revealed
human carnage in the early,
dawn's light.
Hundreds of grotesque forms
lay strewn like driftwood along
.the blood-stained dunes.
.Who were these people, and
'why would "civilized" men per-
'form such a barbarian act?
It is time to take a "Walk in The
Past". and unveil a dark side of our
Sunshine state.,
All Spanish ships sailing from
the New World to Europe fol-
lowed the Gulf Stream northward
'to the Carolinas, before starting
'the Atlantic crossing.
The Gulf Stream provided a
natural shipping route, flowing


parallel to Florida's Atlantic coast-
line, making "La Florida" a vital
and strategic territory to Spain.
In 1561, the Spanish Admiral,
Don Pedro Menendez De Aviles,
commanded the Spanish Trea-
sure Fleet that sailed from Mexico
to Spain.
In route, a vessel sank in a
storm off the Florida coast.
Pedro Menendez's son, rela-
tives and friends were onboard
the stricken vessel.
Pedro Menendez arrived in
Spain and requested permission
from King Phillip II to return to
Florida and search for his son, but
was refused.
Several years later the king
granted Menendez permission,
on the condition he would ex-
plore and colonize Florida.
Menendez outfitted a ship with
personal funds and was preparing
to sail, when the king summoned
him.
The French had built a fort in
Florida and King Phillip II wanted
it destroyed.
In 1565, Menendez was dis-
patched with a fleet of ships to
destroy Fort Carolina, a French
fort located at the mouth of the
St. Johns River, near present day
Jacksonville.
In September, 1565, the Span-
ish sighted the French fleet at' Fort
'Carolina, but the French avoided
a naval engagement.
Pedro Menendez's sailed south
35 miles, and on September 8,
1565, landed and started a settle-
ment.
He named the settlement St.
Augustine.
Pedro Menendez marched
over land and led a surprise attack


on Fort Carolina. other castaways, but never found
Approximately 200 Frenchmen his son.
were killed in battle or executed Pedro Menendez established a
as prisoners.
A. few men escaped, but 50 "friendly," diplomatic relationship
women and children were taken with Caalus, the Calusa cacique,
as prisoners, and the .fort was de- who the Spanish called Carlos.
stroyed. bottled-up French fleet The truce between Pedro Me-
had left Fort Carolina and were nendez and Carlos was only a
searching for the Spanish fleet, ploy.
when Menendez destroyed Fort Both men had a plan, hoping
Carolina.
A September storm destroyed to exploit the other.
the French fleet, drowning many Carlos wanted aid from the
of the men. Spanish to conquer the Tocobaga
French survivors numbering Indian nation, located on Tampa
300, under the command of Jean
Ribault, surrendered to Pedro Me- Bay.
nendez, who ordered their execu- Pedro Menendez wished to
tion. subdue the warlike Calusa, who
The prisoners were tied and were a threat to Spanish mariners
then led behind the sand dunes, le
where their throats were cut. and settlements.
The site was named Matanzas, There will be more "Tale
meaning massacres. Tales" in next weeks edition of "A
In 1566, Pedro Menendez Walk in The Past" when the Span-
made contact with Caalus, a
Calusa ruler living in the province ish struggle to establish, missions
-of Calus, an area known today as in South Florida.
Charlotte Harbor. I hope you have enjoyed this
Pedro Menendez had been story.
notified that many Spanish cast-story
aways were held' there as slaves Contact the Clewiston Museum
and had hopes he would find his if you have questions, artifacts,
son. pictures, or a "Whale of a Tale"'
He sailed to the province oflike o share
Calus and met our ole friend Es- that you would like to share.
calate Fontenado, who had been The Museum's,hours are from
Sa slave for 17 years. 9 a.m. to 4 p.rh. Monday through
Unfortunately, Fontenado's Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to
older brother and 42 people, who
had survived the ship wreck with 1:00 p.m.
Fontenado, were dead. -utch Wilson is the Clewiston Mu-
They were victims of the sac- seum Director. He can be reached
rificial rites practiced by the Calu- at clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.
sas. Pedro Menepdez located corn, or by phone at 863-983-2870.


St. Theresa parish founder dies


Father Swaitecki
passes away
in Poland

Glades County Catholics were
saddened this 'week with the
news of the death of Father Emil-
ian Swiatecki.
Father Swaitecki, former pas-
tor of St Joseph the Worker Cath-
olic Church in Moore Haven and
founder of St. Theresa parish in
Buckhe'ad Ridge, died in his na-
tive Poland. He was 78.
Father Swiatecki was born in
Poland and was ordained- there
in 1956.
When he was first ordained,
he worked with Bishop Karol
*Wojtyla who would: later be-
come Pope John Paul II.
Father Swiatecki loved his na-
,'tive country and had no desire to
'ever leave it, but political circum-
Sstances made it impossible: for
'him to stay, according to a 2001
interview.
The outspoken priest defied
the Communists from the pulpit.
"I told the truth," he said. "They
didn't like it."
His life in danger, church offi-
cials sent Father Swiatecki to the
United States in 1972. -
At first he was stationed in ar-
eas with Polish communities, but
communist agents stjll gave him
trouble.
Eventually he was transferred
to Florida and assigned to the
Venice Diocese.
He served as Parochial Vicar of
St. Paul Parish, St. Petersburg, Pa-
rochial Vicar of St. Francis Xavier'
Parish, Fort Myers, and Parochial
Vicar of Ascension Parish, Fort
Myers Beach.
He became pastor of St. Jo-
seph the Worker Parish in Moore
Haven in November 1991.
Father Swiatecki had humble
beginnings at the Moore Haven
parish.
The church .was already 30
years old and his first home was a
tiny trailer that rattled and shook
when trucks passed the church
property.
The parish's bank account
held $42 and his first Mass at the
parish attracted 12 people.
As Father Swiatecki traveled
around Glades County, he dis-
covered the town of Buckhead
Ridge.
With the permission of Bishop
John J. Nevins, he began to offer
Mass there at the Buckhead Ridge
Community Center.
In October of 1992, a repair
,shop building was purchased and
renovated to house St. Theresa of
'the Child Jesus Mission.
', In 1996, a more comfortable
:rectory was built on the grounds
of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in
SMoore Haven and in 1999, ground
.was broken for a new $1.5 million
,church building to accommodate
.the growing Moore Haven con-
gregation and to provide religious
:instruction classrooms.
The new St. Joseph Church
was dedicated in February 2000.
Father Swiatecki was particularly
proud of the mural that takes up
the entire wall behind the altar,


which depicts a smiling Jesus
surrounded by children.
Local artist Frank Hopper
painted the masterpiece using
children from the parish as mod-
' els.
In addition to his duties in
both Moore Haven and Buck-
head Ridge, Father Swiatecki
served as chaplain for Wacken-
hut Correctional Institute, which'
was built on property neighbor-
ing the parish.,
He jokingly referred to the
prisoners as his "seminarians."
Father Swiatecki also helped
establish a food pantry.
At the time of Father Swiate-
cki's retirement in 2001, .the pan-
try was distributing eight tons of
food a month to needy families in
Glades County.

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Bonnie May Key, 63
CLEWISTON Bonnie May Key,
passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009,
in Atlantis. She was 63.
She was born May 15, 1945 in Mia-
mi, the daughter of the late Debbs
Edward and the late Muriel Emily
(Walker) Collier.
She was a Clerk, employed by Day-
Sidson's Cleaners; Clewiston.
S Survivors indude 'her husband,
Barry Key; two sons, Ronald Brewer,
of Douglasville, Ga., and Richard
Sibley, of Pennsylvania; one daugh-
ter, Tracy Biondolillo (Nick), of Mia-
mi; two brothers, William M. Collier,
of Miami, and Debbs E, Collier Jr., of
Quinlin, Texas; two sisters, Betty
Williams (George), of Clewiston,
Sharron Oakley (Larry), of Burling-
ton, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
SArrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston.
Audrey Elizabeth.
Mount, 55
CLEWISTON Audrey Elizabeth
Mount, passed away Monday, Jan.
12, 2009, in Cape Coral. She was 55.
She was born July 16, 1953 in Dor-
chester, S.C., daughter of the late Er-
nest and the late Ruth (Amerson)
Hough. She lived in Clewiston for
the past 28 years and is a former
resident of Rosinville, S.C. She
worked as a preschool teacher with,
Redland Migrant Christian Schobl.
Survivors include her husband,
William Earl Mount; sons, Robert
Mount, of Clewiston, and Michael
Allen Mount (Jamie), of Clewiston;
daughter, Christel Monk (Benjamin),
of Hinesville, Ga.; brothers, Robert
Hough, of Holly Hill, S.C., Carl
Hough, of Moore Haven, J.W. Rish-
er, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Charlie
Hough, of Holly Hill, S.C., and Harry
Hough, of Moore Haven; sisters,
Dorothy Rudd, of Dorchester, S.C.,
Sarah Ross. of Moore Haven, and
Linda Hart, of Holly Hill, S.C.; and six
grandchildren.
Funeral services were 7 p.m. Fri-
day, Jan. 16, 2009 at Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home in Clewiston. Pastor
Darrel Branham officiated.
Cremation arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.


Father Swiatecki's dedica-
tion to his parishioners was
evident when he had a heart
attack in 1995.
He upset his doctor by re-
fusing to go to the emergency
room until he had taken care
of parish business, making
sure there would be another
priest to say Mass while he
was in'the hospital for by-pass
surgery.
When he retired in 200,1,
Father Swiatecki said he Was
looking forward to returning
to his native Poland, which is
no longer under the commu-
nist influence.




Juanell Pearce Peeples
MOORE HAVEN,- Juanell Pearce
Peeples, of Moore Hayen, passed
away Jan. 17, in Moore Haven. She
was 82.
She was born Aug. 16, 1926, in
Okeechobee to the late Austin
Pearce and the late Rosa Lee (Park-
er) Pearce. She married her hus-
band, William Hosea "Billy" Peeples
in 1945 and has been a resident of
Moore Haven ever since.
She worked with Billy as a partner
at their ranch, "Billy Peeples Ranch,"
and she continued running the
ranch after his 'death in 1992. She
was a member of Florida Cattle-
men's Assoc., National Cattlemen's
Assoc. and Glades County Youth
Livestock.
I Survivors include daughters, Jean-
ette. Peeples of Moore Haven, and
Janet P. (Byron) 'Storey of Moore
Haven; brothers, J. F. Pearce and D.
L. Pearce, both of Okeechobee; spe-
cial nephew, John Austin (Kim) Col-
lier of Okeechobee; grandchildren,
Anita (Langley) Bryant, Sissy (Ron-
nie) Wherrell, Leslie (Weston)
Pryor, Erin (Brad) Schonauer, Whit-
ney Storey, and Billy Carlton; great-
grandchildren, Emily Wherrell, D L.
Bryant, Sara Wherrell, and Harley
Rae Pryor.
She was preceded in death by her
. husband, William Hosea "Billy" Pee-
ples;, and.twin sister, Juanita Pearce.
Funeral services : were held
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m.ti at Orto-
na Cemetery Pavilion in Moore
Haven with Frank Dana officiating.
Interment followed at Ortona Ceme-
tery. Visitation was held Tuesday
from 4-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to Moore Haven Scholar-
ship Foundation, Hope Hospice, Su-
san G. Komen-For the Cure or your
favorite church or charity in her
memory.


Father Swaitecki


Katherine Marie
Whitaker, 88
'PAHOKEE Katherine Marie
Whitaker, passed away Friday, Jan.
16, 2009, in Belle Glade. She was 88.
She was born June 23, 1920 in
'Sherwood, Tenn., the daughter of
the late John and the late Janie Ma-
rie (Willard) Payne.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Danny
Whitaker(Myra), of Belle Glade; two
sisters, Ann Coverdale, of Belle
Glade, and Vivian Freeman, of Cape
Coral; nieces, Vickie Crawford (Den-
nis), of Clewiston, Pat Sar-
gent(Mike), Starr Moore (John),
Jeanie Martin (Ben), Valerie Pack-
wood (Kevin); Zandra Bell (Don),
and Marti Crytzer (Jeff); nephews,
Ronnie Page, Rickie Coverdale, Wil-
liam Freeman (Bonnie), Nolan Free-
man (Daffney), and Johnny
Freeman; and a host of grandneph-
ews.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Satur-
day, Jan. 17, 2009 at Akin-Davis Fu-,
neral Home, 438 E. Sugarland Hwy.,f
Clewiston. Rev. David Ferrell officiat-
ed. Burial followed at the Ridge-
lawn Cemetery in Clewiston.'
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston.



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When going back there, isn't there any more


By The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph. d.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
A recent editorial expressed
concerns about factions and de-
nominations in religion, and sug-
gested "getting back to the Bible"
to make all things well. Studies in
comparative religion give some
answers about why things are
the way they are; and the prayer
"..that they all might be one..." is
yet to be realized. Much has to do
with our understandings of what
the Bible teaches and what is in-
tended by God for us.
For example, there are those
who believe blood transfusions
are against God's law because
of Biblical teachings about "the
blood is life" and ifyou take some-
one's blood, you take his life.
Others see the use of "blood" as
a metaphor for life, knowing that


the body replenishes it's blood
supply and there is no problem
about transfusions. God's com-
mandments are understood to
proscribe the taking of "life" and
not "blood" per se. There are
admonitions in the First Epistle
of Timothy that church leaders
should be "the husband of one
wife" (chapter 3, verse 2) and
take this as forbidding polygamy.
Others see it as meaning only one
wife per lifetime.
Maybe it can mean "against re-
marriage" if the leader becomes a
widower. Is it "one wife at a time"
or "one wife, period" or are you
free to remarry if you are a wid-
ower? The Bible seems to support
slavery in someplaces (1 Timo-
thy 6:1, Philemon) and yet tells
us that "there is neither Jew nor
Greek, male nor female, slave nor
free, for you are all one in Christ
Jesus (Galatians 3:28)." Does this


mean "all equal, period?" I think
so.
It also speaks to those who
would object to women in min-
istry; all are one, and the Bible
speaks of woman deacons,
weren't they ministers too? There
are many, many understandings
of scriptures, all with their own
claim to validity. The other day
I received in the mail a list of
"denomination codes" with the
names of various Churches; there
were one hundred sixty-three of
them in the U.S. and the list is
not exhaustive. I asked someone
what he thought it meant when
Paul tells Timothy to "No longer
drink only water but use a little
wine for your stomach's sake and
your frequent ailments (1 Timo-
thy 5:23)."
He told me it meant putting the
wine on your hand and rubbing it
on like a lineament. I don't think


so! He had his interpretation, I
have mine. Getting back to the
Bible also raises other questions
like... whose Bible? Some feel
there is only one translation that
is valid, and fortunately for them it
is in their language. I find such an
attitude seeming to say that God
speaks through the Bible to only
one group of people. Even with-
in a language group, there are
changes over time. Psalm 26:2,
for example, in an older English
translation is a prayer to God to
"examine me and -prove me..."
where "prove" is used in the older
sense of "test" but not in a sense
of vindication; we say "the excep-
tion proves the rule" as if is a re-
quired part of a rule, rather than
in the original meaning to test tale
was to see if it holds in all cases.
Older translations need to be
read with an eye toward current
usages of words and ideas. There


are other sources of understand-
ings that are not in the Bible and
yet accepted by many faithful fol-
lowers. The Trinity and an under-
standing of the nature of God is
never expressed in the scriptures
directly; it is the result.of a real-
ization of the nature of God and
claimed by some as having no
basis even though the vast major-
ity of Biblical readers believe in
it. Likewise the structure of the
Church and the various officers of
religious bodies is open to ques-
tion.
What can be said, then, about
"getting back to the Bible?" It
has to be read in light of reason
and tradition; allowing for God's
revelation to us long after the
last chapter and verse was writ-
ten. By reading what has come
to the faithful over the centuries,
we don't have to "re-invent the
wheel" but rely on what others


have learned as well. We also
have our contributions to make in
understandings in our time, God
is not done speaking to us.
A seminary student that I en-
countered told me one day that
"none of the problems he en-
countered were exactly like any
of the stories in the Bible nor
were the solutions from Biblical
teachings always a good fit to the
problems." Each person, each sit-
uation, each generation is unique.
God knows about it and gives us
what is needed 'to how best to
apply His revelation to where
we live. No simple solutions, no
retreating back to a place that
doesn't exist any more., no ignor-
ing the hard parts; but using what
God has given us; that "ye shall
know the truth and the truth shall
set you free."


Looking inward: Are you sure of your eternal salvation?


By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist
First Christian Church
Are you sure of your eternal
salvation? This is a very important
question, and one that will have
lasting eternal consequences.
If you were to die today, do you
know for certain that you would
go to heaven? This is a question
about which we cannot afford
to be wrong, because eternity is
very permanent. One day each
of us will know the true answer
to this question, "For we shall all
stand before the judgement seat
of Christ", Romans 14:10. Every
one of us have two appointments


that have already been made
for us and that we will definitely
keep, whether we want to or not.
The are, "And as it is appointed
for men to die, but after this the
judgment", Hebrews 9:27. These
two appointments, death and
judgment, cannot be cancelled.
The tragedy of what happened
in New York City, Washington,
D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., on Sep-
tember 11, 2001 shows the uncer-
tainty and brevity of life. God tells
us in James 4:14, "Whereas you
do not know what will happen
tomorrow. For what is your life?
It is even as a vapor that appears
for a tittle time and the vanishes
away."


We must no make a error con-
cerning our salvation in following
what "seems right" to us, or that
we "feel in our heart that we are
saved." The Bible says in Prov-
erbs 14:12, "There is a way that
seems right to a man, but its end
is the way of death." Our feelings
are not a safe guide, but only the
Bible is!
What prior assumptions have
we already made about our salva-
tion? Many of these assumptions,
that people make, contradict what
God says in His word to us. All we
have to do is to look around at all
the many differing doctrines and
we can see a great difference.
Our Lord says in Mark 7:7, "And in


vain do they worship Me, teach-
ing as doctrines the command-
ments of men." Our worship is
vain if it comes from doctrines of
men and not from God. Can we
say that all these many differing
doctrines have come from God?
I think not! I Corinthians 14:33
says that, "God is not the author
of confusion." Or are they from
men? Where else could they have
come from, if they did not come
from God? This becomes a very
serious question. Our worship
becomes vain and useless, if our
doctrines come from men when
they meet in conventions and
conferences to decide what we
are to believe and do.


As the apostle Peter told the
Jewish council in Acts 5:29 "We
ought to obey God rather than
men." Do not believe anything
that I tell you, because we are not
going to be judged by what I say.
Do not believe anything any other
person tells you, because we are
not going to be judged by what
some other persons says. If fact,
we are not going to be judged
by what we personally believe.
On the Day of Judgment we are
going to be judged only by what
the Lord says in the Bible. That is
going to be the only standard for
judgment, for our Lord says in
John 12:48, "The word that I have
spoken will judge him in the last


day". So, if I or any other person
cannot point to it in the Word of
God, in context, then please do
not believe it, because there is too
much at stake-- you eternal soul!
Our soul is worth more than
the whole world and everything
in it. Jesus says in Matthew 16:26,
"For what profit is it to a man if he
gains the whole world, and loses
his own soul? Or what will a man
give in exchange for his soul?"
Our soul is the part of us that is
going to continue to live on for-
ever throughout all eternity. We
cannot afford to lose it into eter-
nal punishment!


Are we going to continue to fish or should we just cut bait?


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Jesus said, "Follow Me, and I
will make you become fishers of
men." Followers of Christ have
been fishing for people ever since.
Or have we?
Anybody can fish, but it takes
time and preparation and partici-
pation to ,become an expert fish-
erman. We could talk about fish-
ing all we want to, but the truth of
the matter is, we will never be a
fisherman until we start fishing.
This fact is highlighted in "A
Plea for Fishing" by John Drescher.
Following is my adaptation of this
story. Once there was a group of
people who called themselves
fishermen. And there were many
fish in the waters all around them.
In fact, the whole area was sur-
rounded by streams and lakes
and rivers just filled with fish. And
the fish were hungry.
Year after year, those who
called themselves fishermen met
in meetings and talked about
their call to fish, the abundance
of fish, and how they might go
about fishing. They continu-
.ally searched for new and better
methods of fishing, and for new
and better definitions of fishing.
They sponsored nationwide and
world-wide gatherings to discuss
fishing and to promote fishing,


and to hear about all the new
ways of fishing and new fishing
equipment and new bait that was
discovered.
Training centers were built
whose original and primary pur-
pose was to teach fishermen
how to fish. The plea was that
everyone should be a fisherman
and every fisherman should fish.
Many who felt the call to be fish-
ermen responded. One thing they
didn't do, however, was fish.
They engaged in all kinds of
other occupations. Some said
that they wanted to be part of the
fishing party, but they felt called to
furnish fishing equipment. Oth-
ers felt their job was to relate to
the fish in a good way so the fish
would know the difference be-
tween good and bad fishermen.
Others felt that simply letting the
fish know they were nice land-
loving neighbors and how loving
and kind they were was enough.
One day, after one stirring
meeting on "The Necessity for
Fishing," one young fellow left
the meeting and went fishing.
The next day he reported he had
caught two outstanding fish.
He was honored for his excel-
lent catch and scheduled to visit
all the big meetings possible to
tell how he did it. So he quit his
fishing in order to have time to
tell about the experience to the


Religion briefs


Open Bowl
New Life Church is hosting an
Open. Bowl, Cardinals vs. Steel-
ers, on Feb. 1 starting at 6 p.m.
There will be free food served on
a first come first serve basis. New
Life Church is located on 217 E.
Aztec Ave in Clewiston. Preview
our community gym.

Evangelist performs
Dan Schall Ministries will be
performing at locally, at Billy
Swindle's barn, 7500 W. High-
way 27, 7.5 miles west of Clewis-
ton. The event is provided free of
charge, and will be held Feb. 6 at
7 p.m.
For more information, please
contact Judy Swindle, 863-983-
7256.

Thrift shop at Church
of God of Prophecy
The Church of God of Proph-
ecy, in Moore Haven, will have
a thrift shop open on Saturdays
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., all things
are given for a donation, this is to
help for expenses of the church.
We feel in helping the church it is
helping you also, with your needs.
All things are nice. and clean,
these things are supplied by Cow-
boy Church Hand & Hand Min-
istries of Palmdale, if you would
like to help us call 863-612-0640,
if no answer leave message, God
bless you.

Annual Fish Fry at
First Christian
First Christian Church, 201. N.


Francisco St., will be holding its
Annual Fish Fry, Saturday, Jan. 24,
4 to 7 p.m.
There will be four serving ses-
sions: 4 p.m. to 4:40 p.m., 4:45
p.m. to 5:25 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to
6:10 p.m. and 6:15 to 7 p.m.
Free Tickets are available by
calling 863-983-1804, or you may
pick therm, up during the services
of the church.
The menu will consist of:
Okeechobee Fish, Baked Beans,
Cole Slaw, Fried Potatoes, Hush
puppies, dessert and soft drinks.
Participants should come to
the rear of the church for entrance
to the Fish Fry.
In the past years the church
has served over 300 people at
, its Annual Fish Fry. The Fish Fry
is held to welcome back Winter
Residents to Sunny South Florida.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First.
Christian, extends a hearty invita-
tion for all to attend.

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


other fishermen. Now it's true
that many of the fishermen sac-
rificed and put up with all kinds
of difficulties. Some lived near the
water and bore the smell of dead
fish every day. They received the
ridicule of some who made fun
of their fishermen's clubs and the
fact that they claimed to befisher-


men yet never fished. They won-
dered about those who felt it was
of little use to attend the weekly
meetings to talk about fishing.
After all, were they not follow-
ing the master who said, "Follow
me, and I will make you fishers of
men?" Imagine how hurt some
were when one day a person sug-


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fish were really not fishermen no
matter how much they claimed
to be. Yet it did sound correct. Is
a person a fisherman if year after
year he or she never catches a
fish? Is one following if he or she
isn't fishing?
Cutting bait is important, but


fishing is the purpose. How can
fish bite the bait unless they see
* it? How will they see it unless it is
placed in the water? How will the
bait get into the water unless the
fisherman goes to the lake? (Ref-
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candidates for the office of City Commission.
The Election will be held in the Commission Chambers at
335 S.W 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida.
Candidate qualifying begins Tuesday January 27,.2009 at
12 noon.
Registration books will close Monday February 09, 2009.
Qualifying ends Tuesday, February 10, at 12:00 noon.
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Full time ARNP (Hendry Regional Cardiology)
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Candidate must possess a valid Florida LPN license
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Veterans preference as outlined in the
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Closing Date: February 2nd, 2009
The City of South Bay is accepting applications
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The City Manager is the administrative head of the
government of the City under the direction and
control of the City Commission. The City Manager
will be responsible for performing complex and
difficult administrative work such as planning, or-
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the City. The City Manager reports directly to the
City Commission. Supervision is exercised over
Department Heads. A Bachelor's degree from an
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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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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*Lind starting @ $8K per acre *Beautiful Tree farms @ great prices!
2/1 $130K Gabriel CBS *Commercial buildings @, rock *Great deals on homes with acreage
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Phone: 863.946.3900 -
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven
Jeffrey A. Davis &EVERGLADES
lic. Real Estate Broker REALTY, INC.
0' Ms www.evergiadesrealty.net
This Week's Specials
New Listing: 450 County Rd. 2/2 Mobile Home S85,000
2490 Hookers PT. 2/1 Home Many Extras $129,900
41 Calosso Lodge 2/2 Mobile Home ONLY $18,500
W-18 Fisherman's Village 2/2 Mobile Home $42,500
"MOVIATED SELLER" 873 Yacht Club Way 2/2 Mobile Home on the
WATER All Reasonable Offers Considered!!
10490 Coleman Ln 3/1.5 Home $82,000
357 Avenue E 3/1 Home. $99,000
Commercial Investment 501 So San Pedro Clewiston $160,000
1110 Virginia Clewiston 3/2 CBS Home $59,900
Tough Luck Ln. 2/1.5 Mobile Home over 200 ft WATERFRONT $84,900
9805 Bay Dr Lakeport 3/2 Mobile Home $119,000
2235 Riverside 2/1 Home WATERFRONT Reduced $225,000
RENTALS STARTING @ 450.00
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Operating Out Of lades County


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Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC1325950


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
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, Unens & 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




CENTRAL A/C unit 4 ton unit
3 yrs old great shape for Mo-
bil home $600/or best offer.
(863)532-9841


COUCH, newly reapolstered,
sage green with a light blue
stripe $900 (863)763-8956
GOLDEN OAK Drop front sec-
retary 1900's Very nice
condition. $325.
(863)675-1218


ELECTRIC WATER HEATER 40
gal. NEW IN BOX GE. 12
YEAR TANK WARRANTY.
$320. (863)634-6189
REFRIGERATOR 3 yrs old,
white, clean, works great
$125. (863)675-2653
(305)394-4903
SMALL REFRIGERATOR Hai-
er, 3 cu ft, like new, all
manuals, paid $91 sell for
$60 (863)763-0853
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


BOYS BIKE Boys 12" red
bike with training wheels. In
great condition. In LaBelle
15. (239)691-9121


"BUILDING SALE!"..."ROCK
BOTTOM PRICES" BEAT
NEXT INCREASE. 25X40
$5,190. 30X50 $6,390.
35X60 $8,990. 40X60
$12,700, 6OX100 $33,600.
MANY OTHERS! Pioneer
Steel. (800)668-5422. Since
1980



FRENCH DOOR 36" Brand
new 36"x80" Maple wood
Glass french door.
$100/neg. (863)357-2611
METAL ROOFING. 40yr War-
ranty-Buy direct from manu-
facturer 30/colors in stock,
wall accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery available.
Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg,
(888)393-0335 www.Gulf-
oastSupply.com
OVER THE fridge cabinet -.
36"x12" natural solid oak
over the fridge cabinet.
$30/neg. (863)357-2611 .
STAIR GLIDE STAIR LIFT 15
ft, Rail new power cord,
new seat $1500 Call
(863)467-2482


CRIB SET (POOH) 10 piece
+ free toys, everything great
cond. call fop, info $80.
(843)271-0733
FISHER PRICE CRADLE"
SWING Pd 150$ Swings 2
ways, speeds +ALOT
MORE! $80. (910)546-2367
HUGE STUFFED animals 30"
Elmo, 42" Eeyore, 28" & 30"
Bears. Like New (Okee area)
$20/will sep. (863)763-6131

LITTLE TIKES basketball/hoop
set, musical sit-n-spin, play-
doh table Excel Cond, Okee
$40/will sep. (863)763-6131
POOH SWING Days of hunny
infant swing. Like new, must
see paid $110 asking $50.
(843)271-0733


CLOTHING Girls' pageant
dresses. White,slze 10 slim
and Fuscia size 12 slim.
$150. (863)558-0085


BASEBALL CARDS -
Unopened boxes. 1987-89
$150/neg. (863)612-1211
PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS vil-
lage and accessories
$700/will sep.
(863)467-0290



COMPUTER Black Dell, XP
Pro, Office, Games, Educa-
tional Tony $129.
(863)517-2782
DELL 962 ALL IN ONE
PRINTER WORKS GOOD
NEEDS INK COPY, SCANS,
FAXES $30/neg.
8 6 3 ) 763-038 0
863)697-9521


ANTIQUE TREDDLE Sewing
Machine Must sell. $125.
(863)357-0166
BAKER'S RACK 5 Shelves 2
Drawers Light oak black
iron in good shape $50/or
best offer. (863)467-7996
COMPUTER DESK White.
Some storage. LaBelle $15.
(863)517-1663
COUCH & LOVESEAT Colors
are green & beige. Excellent
condition $350. Or best of-
fer. (863)357-3650
DINING ROOM Table Beauti-
ful 42x42 table with exten-
sion plus 4 matching chairs.
$200. (863)675-3516


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TELEVISION 65", Mitsubishi,
excellent condition, $700
(239)340-8503
TWO DISH NETWORK -
Receivers $80. each
(863)634-8147


CRAFTSMAN 10" Radial Arm
Saw Excellent condition
Hardly used. $150/neg.
(863)467-8823
CRAFTSMAN CONTRACTOR -
Craftsman 10" Cabinet saw.
New Model 22114N
$500/firm. (863)467-8823


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




BUNTON ZTR Comm Mower -
ZTR 50"cut, 20HP Kohler
Works great $2400/or best
offer. (863)697-2032
CRAFTMAN RIDING lawn
mower $400/or best offer.
S86 3 ) 2 3 4 0819
239)645-9596
LEAF MULCHER Used very
little $195. (863)675-1218
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO
(863)763-5389
PUSH MOWER 20" B&S en-
ine, rbns 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 or
(863)675-0910
RIDING MOWER Yard Man
42"cut, 15 HP Kohler Runs
great. $250. (863)532-
0188


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
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



NEW YEARS SPECIAL
1 MONTH FREE RENT!
BRAND NEW TOWNHOMES
For rent w/ option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br,
21/ba, 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. &
util. ($100 +/-). Call for more
information. 732-496-5454



BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3/2, 2 cai
garage, W/D, Screened
orch w/Hot tub, Pets OK,
1100/mo (863)634-5236
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3br, 2ba,
front screen porch, hot tub,
W/D, pets okay, $850/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

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DINING TABLE Round
wood/iron table W/4 chairs.
anytime $150.
(863)467-9 1 25
(863)634-4945
LARGE LIGHT Oak Computer
Desk Large good desk with
lots of storage. $40/or best
offer. (863)467-7996
MAGNETIC TWIN SIZE MAT-
TRESS for health, Kenko-
pad, cost $400 new, will
take $100, (772)971-9474
MATCHING BEDROOM Set
3pc twin, cottage style-
mattress included $350.
(863)983-7734
ROCKING CHAIR Wood and
wicker. LaBelle $20.
(863)517-1663
SINGLE BED bedroom sets (2)
with chest of drawers &
dresser with mirror, new
mattress covers, sheets and
blankets all included. $200.
(863)467-0234
SLEEPER-COUCH lyr old
Black cloth.Good condition-
call before 9 pm leave mes-
sage $400. (863)763-8562
SOFA FLIP'S DOWN INTO
DOUBLE BED, COLOR BLUE,
EXCEL CONDITION $175.
(863)763-1997
SOFA SLEEPER Queen size.
excellent condition very
clean $150/or best offer.
(863)357-7065
WOODEN Ent center couch,
loveseat, end table lamp,
coffee table, all for $775 or
sperate (863)634-3859



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


.12 GUAGE side/side stevens
12"guage 18.5 double barrel
from 1970s $375/neg.
(954)933-6864
SAVAGE MODEL 99E .308
caliber with scope. Excellent
condition. $600/or best of-
fer. (863)673-3893



COMPUTERIZED TREADMILL
Used 6 times. Can fold to
store. $458.00 New. $250.
(863)227-2567
EXERCISE TABLE Stauffer,
motor driven. Works great.
$50 (772)971-9474
HEALTH EXERCISE bike -
New exercise bike with back
support, programs, checks
your pulse paid 300. $125.
(863)634-5236
PRO-FORM TREADMILL -
Works perfect, spacesaver.
w/2FREE wrist/ankle wgts.
$150. (910)546-2367
WELDER PRO Club Weight
Bench and 3001b weight
set $350/or best offer.
(863)885-1172
WESLO G -30 treadmill An
ideal treadmill for beginners,
the Weslo G-30 offers a 1.0
Continuous Duty HP motor.
Mint condition! $100/orbest
offer. (863)634-5506



AUTO INFLATING AIR BED -
Plug in fill w/air, instant bed.
Like New $100.
(863)357-6190


SCOOTER -Handicapped, 2
seater, 4 wheel, $800 or
best offer (863)467-6009


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance areer. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Housing
available. CALL Aviation In-
stitute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2009 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
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from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid If qualified. Call
(866)858-2121; www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.
Buckler's CRAFT FAIR Indoor
Shows...Art, Crafts, Gourmet
Delights, Garden/Pet items,
Home Decor.FREE admis-
sion with 1 paid. Exhibitors
call for special discount
(386)860-0092. www.buck-
lerpromotions.com
FOUR LOW RIDER 17" chrome
rims, universal lugs, 2 tires
$100 For All (863)801-4940
GENERATOR 11 hp, 5650
watt. LaBelle $300.
(863)612-0992
HOBART WELDER brand new
10,000 wat, 20 hp Kohler
motor $2,500.
(863) 840-0505 LaBelle
SHOW CASE Like new $450
or best offer (863)763-0570
TWO Awnings -60" X 48" ask-
ing $50 for both
(863)467-6009



PIANO HOWARD Good
Cond. $300/or best offer.
8 6 3 ) 3 5 7 5 7 7 3
561)248-4487


'CLEWISTON FREE 6 mth old
Brown mixed female dog
very friendly $0.
(863)263-1601
CLEWISTON FREE Mixed
Hound Puppies 6 weeks
old-2Boys & 3Girls $0.
(863)228-7792
FISH TANK 50 gal. w/stand,
rocks, & 2 fish. Okeechobee.
$100/or best offer.
(561)719-5411
Frontline/Advantage Flea Kill-
er: SAVE 40% NOW! No
Shipping Or No Minimum
Charge. Call your de-
pendable source for pets
meds NOW! (239)248-7915;
www.PetBuddySupply.com
SALT WATER Tank 75 gal. -
Everything but rock & fish!!
$500/or best offer.
(239)878-1776
SHIH TZU PUP small fe-
male, reduced to $375
(863)983-1046
YORKI PUPPU female, small,
reduced to $375
(863)983-1046



HOT TUB 4 person Octagonal
hot tub, new pump, new mo-
torRuns greatIll $1000.
(863)233-1223



COMMERCIAL SEWING Ma-
chine Works good. Must
sell. $150. (863)357-0166
SEWING MACH Singer,
feather weight, very good
cond., case & attachments,
$345 (863)697-9704


MOTORCYCLE HELMET -
Brand new HBC Helmet.
Open faced with visor. $50.
(863)357-2611
REMMINGTON 700 BDL ,
270 New in box $550. FIRM
(863)697-1198
SLATE POOL Table Large ta-
ble (98" X 54") Leisure Bay,
Blue felt top, great condition.
Oversized ball and claw legs.
Balls & Cues included. Con-
tact Tues-Sun anytime
$650/or best offer.
863) 467-9125
(863)634-4945
SWAMP BUGGY-Palm Beach
Style 350 Auto, 400 Turbo
Trans, Offset 12x24 Tractor
Tires $4500 (863)447-5456



SPEAKERS- 215" Kicker CVR
in box with 2000 watt amp
$600. (863)697-9014


PHILLIPS 60" Big Screen TV,
Digital ready, very nice con-
dition. Call Billy $500 Nego-
tiable (863)467-7011


LABELLE- 4br, 2.5 ba, 2 sty,
remodeled, hdwd firs, roof,
kitch., appis, for rent/sale.
$950/mo (863)228-0010


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
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 Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Spade 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



CANAL POINT RIDGE 3br,
lba, $75,000 & 3br, 2ba,
$85,000.
LAKE PORT 3br, lba, de-
tached garage, boat ramp,
1min from Lake, $78,500
(561)635-8478 Financing Avi.
FORECLOSED HOME AUC-
TION FLORIDA STATEWIDE
Auction starts Feb 7th 1000
Homes MUST BE SOLD! Free
Brochure (800)678-0517
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BIG LOT SMALLEST PRICE
12 acres just $99,900. Best
neighborhood in Tallahassee
area! Rare spacious country
living close to everything!
Great for kids w/horse privi-
leges. Best Price EVER, A
Must See. Great Financinancing
(866)938-1521

BUY LAND TODAY
5 Acres La Deca?
21/2 Acres Pioneer?
21/2 Acres Montura?
**Port LaBelle Lake
Front?
*Port LaBelle Wooded?
Ideal for RV/Mobile Home
**2nd Home/Retirement
Also: 11/4 acres in Montura
w/Super Clean Late Modle
Double Wide. $92,400.
Call Owner
(863)673-5071


ACRE LOTS Canal Point
Ridge, City water, Impact
fees paid, $47,000
(561)635-8478
Florida Foreclosurel 37 AC-
$39,900 Nice homesite set-
ting in picturesque oak
grove. Tons of deer & wild-
life. Perfect for hunters! Call
Jack at (800)242-1802
Florida Land Bargain of the
Century.! 2 acre waterfront
homesite only $69,900. (ap-
praised at $169,900). Pri-
vate, gated community with
2 recreational lakes. Munici-
pal water & sewer. Low tax-
es. Just 90 minutes
Orlando! Excellent financing.
Call now (866)352-2249, x
2184. FLlandbargains.com
Moore Haven 106 Seeley
Rd., 3 lots & a trailer, asking
$72,500 or best offer.
(863)233-9622/233-9075



FOR SALE BY OWNER
Possible lease with option
to buy) 3 bdrms, 2 baths,
oak hardwood floors, Flori-
da Room (terrazzo). 2690
sq. ft. Corner lot (.43 ac.),
W. Avenida del Rio & Gua-
va. Extras: 2 full sized ad-
joining rooms (once used
as office & waiting room).
Possible office/den or
mother-in-law suite. Nice
yard w/nativetrees & land-
scaping. $199,000
Call 828-293-2542. Can
email pictures. Please no
brokers or real estate
agents.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Golf Lot Bargain! 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.
NC Mountain Land 5+ acres
w/lOft waterfall, in estab-
lished community, great
views, lots of options, only
$99,500, owner
(866)789-8535.
NOW is the time to buy your
TENNESSEE lake property.
Four seasons & no state in-
come tax. Call Lakeside Re-
alty (888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com


Mobile Homes



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




DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
3BR, 2BA, 1 acre corner
lot. (863)673-0369
LaBelle 2br, 11/2ba, $600 a
mo. + $600 sec dep. Refer-
ences req'd. Call After 5pm
or Iv msg (239)246-5106
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms
Low Deposits &
Reasonable Payments
863-983-3554
SOUTH CLEWISTON For
Rent or sale: 3br, 2ba dbl
wide, $700/mo
2br, iba sngl wide, $500/mo
386-546-8704 leave msg



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
GOOD FISHING Lake Placid
Paradise Mobile home park
55+, 2/2, Open floor plan,
turn, updated and much
more $22,500 Bargain
priced (317)370-1103 "
LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
SWMH, 1/1 with additional
room, on rental lot. Call for
details, leave msg
(863)763-8054
Lowest prices in southwest
Florida. New 3br/2ba double-
wide $49,900 setup & a/c
included 863-673-4325
MOBILE HOME 2 BR, 2 BA,
$17,000. Set up In Clewiston
Adult Park. (863)983-1659
or (863)599-9769
-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
appl., Titled fl. Owner financ-
ing. $92,400 863-673-5071
New 4br/2ba, 2009 double-
wide $53,900 includes a/c
and setup. (863)675-8888


Recreation



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



AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1600 or
best offer. (863)357-5754


ALUM PONTOONS 20FT with
new floor, good for floating
dock or make boat, have rail-
ing & control console, $500
neg (863)467-2824
BASS TRACKER 175 PRO
2000 75 HP Mercury Mari-
ner, SS PROP, Minnkota
55LB Trolling motor,2 fish-
finders, battery charger, up-
graded seats, Trailer, many
extras $5500.
(609)577-4153
CENTER CONSOLE MAKO
17FT Select 90 HP Mercu-
ry on trailer, runs great.
$1350. (239)878-7533
FIBERGLASS CANOE Select -
in great condition $125.
(863)234-081 9
(239)645-9596 '
FISHING BOAT Morgan, 24';
diesel, $4500.
(239)823-2587
HYDRASPORT BASS BOAT -
16'4"., with a 115 HP Out-
board Motor, New carpet &
cover, Trailer included
$5000 Firm (863)467-2316
PADDLE BOAT 4 person,
with detachable canopy for
sale $150 or best offer
(863)467-2207
SAILBOAT Irwin, 37cc,
needs some work, $5,000.
(239)823-2587
SULLIVAN, 1994 14' alum.,
20IP Merc, Johnson trl mtr,
live well, Magic tilt trl,
$1,400. 863-763-2526


'87 Bonder 35' onan genera-
tor, self contained, new tires
& roof. Low miles, 20' scr.
rm. $2000 239-770-5729
HOLIDAY RAMBLER RAMB-
LET 1972 2 axle,2 a/c,in-
terior needs work must sell
$700. (863)467-4650
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
Itacsa by Winhebago, 1987
22' onan generator, self con-
tained $2,000 LaBelle
(239) 200-1159
JAYCO 1999, 27' MINI
MOTORHOME- V10 Ford en-
gine, 4 new tires, very low
miles, needs some repairs,
best offer gets it. can see at
4012 SW 11th way-Okee
$9,999 (863)634-5487
JAYCO '01 35ft, 3 slides,
loaded, $13,900
(863)983-4949
MALLARD 2002, 26 ft, travel.
trailer, sleeps 3, good cond,
very clean $3900 or best of-
fer (518)469-0990
TRAIL-LITE BANTAM '99 -
Kitchen & Bathroom, 26'
w/Fold Out Ends. Asking
$4000 (863)467-0031



BOAT MOTOR 15HP Long
Shaft $400/firm.
(863)467-7606
SS PROP 4 BLADE 21 PITCH
HUB KIT INCLUDED $350/or
best offer. (863)634-1545


HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 883 1998, Low miles,
nice condition $5000
(863)430-6987
SUZUKI RM 125 2000 dirt-
bike, very low hrs, runs good
$1000/or best offer.
(863)763-6297
TRAIL BIKE 125 '04 runs
good, $600 (863)801-5678
YAMAHA 750 VIRAGO 1992 -
17,000 miles, shaft drive,
saddle bags, runs great.
$2300/or best offer.




ATV 260CC 2005 GREAT
COND. $1500/or best offer.
8 6 3)357-5 773
561)248-4487
MINI SPRINT RACE CAR -
750 Kawasaki engine, Four
torsion bar suspension
$3500 (863)805-2877
SCOOTER Merits S541 Pio-
neer $695 (863)983-7949


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Drcperties


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.


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127

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YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

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readers are more popular




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


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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4 b ,'j, N, 1 : I l 6I L.-. ,'. T I-',
Amenities include: Pool, Gym and Cabana. Po. Shed. Reduced $109,900
Call for more details Porch and Shed


CLEWISTON HOMES
*2BD/IBA in Delia Tobias. Needs much TLC.
Asking $25,000
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $ 130.000
*3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120.000
* "Short Sale"3/2 MH in Tower Lakes, wv/
above the gound pool. Call for Details
*3/2 MH in Hendry Isles, Corner reduced
$106,900
*2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave.Each unit has
2BR/IBA. lust Reduced $224.900
*3BD/2BA CBS Construction, Completely
Remodeled with Many Extrasl $171,500
*"Short Sale" 3BD/2BA on Osceola Ave.
With Pool. Asking $159.900
* 3BD/I BA on Trinidad Ave. Great
Opportunity. $65,000
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT/LABELLE
* Sportsman Paradisel 2/2 w/ Large SunRoom
addition in Moore Haven Yacht Club. $98K
*2/1 MH. Lakeport w/ direct L.ake"O"
Access. Reduced to $109K
*Waterfront 2BD/2BA w/ 2-Bay Boal House
Lakeport. Completely Remodeled, $2 19K
*2/1 CBS home on 3.5 Acres. 384 feet of
Highway 27 Frontage. Asking $125K '
* 2/2 CBS Home in Anchor Landings, Lakeport.
Waterfront with Lake "0" Access. Exceptional
Value At $159.000


Druperlies




ANN DYESS
IUC REAl ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARIAND HW
-_ (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGEUCA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 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
$190K 2/2 Condo Bass 'n Sun fur- 3/2 SWMH Hooker's Point
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres nished $123 000 Rd $44 900
PB County $149,000 2/2 E Ventura Ave $85 000 RENTALS
4/2 Harlem $120,000 .5/2 Caribbean $189,900 Call for Available Rentals
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 MOBILE HOMES
Good income $174,900 3/2 DWMH Midstate Lo VACANT LAND
3/2/2 with pool and guest- o Montura 1.25 acre lots
house $245,000 $79,0003/2 DMH with available Call for Listings.
4/2 corner lotfenced yard 3/2 DWMH wth oo' 27.5 acres Pioneer
with shed $239,000 Evercane Rd Reduced $245,000
3/1 Pasadena with shed $165,000o 11 Montura lots $12,000
$159,000 3/2 DWMH Woodlands- each
3/2 with pool on Ridge great secluded corner lotMoore Haven 5 res. lots
1.3 acre lot $299,000 $134.900 Moore $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 $39,900
3/2 Home with pool and fenced Montura REDUCED
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
more! @ 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.


ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot on Bond St. Only $49.900
Bulldipble lot on Del Monte Ave. $129.9K
*2 lots. I orseshoe Acres Reduced $43 .9K
*Highlands Co. 10. 28, & 80 AC.
*Corner lot in Lake Placid, Reduced $79.900
*5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $75.000
*Vacant lot in Harlem, asking $14,900
* 1.5 Acres in Hookers Point Rd. Improvements
included $ 75,000
MONTURAFLAGHOLE
* 1.25 acre Lots avail. Starling at $25K
*3/2 MH on Riverside St. 1.88 acre. $105K
* 3/2 MH in Lindcro St. 1.09 Acre.
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
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT
*RARE OPPORTUNITY 1.90 Acres Hny
27 Frontage. Former Sonny's location.
*Operating medical office w/retail space,
great location only $475.000
*Mobile Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Home with
Hwy 27 frontage Just Reduced
*Inc serial Rail/Business Park CR 835. Sale or
Lease 36.000 sQ, It. building w/ loading docks. -
5600 so. ft. metal building with truck bays
*28. 557 So Ft. Building visible from Hwy 27.
0.68 Acres with 40 par-king spaces. former
Hardware store. $ 649,000 or Best Offer


Automobiles 0




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




$5001 Police Impounds for
Salel Cars/Trucks/SUVs
from $5001 Many Makes and
Models, Must Seel for list-
ings call (800)366-9813 ext
9482
BUICK ROADMASTER LIMIT-
ED 1994 Custom Rims
A/C blows cold $3000/or
best offer. (239)878-4026'
BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 cyl.,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
alternator, exc. cond., $1350.
or best offer. (863)677-1742
CADILLAC DEVILLE '99 runs
good, 24 mpg, good tires,
Ither interior, 103K, $1850
(863)946-0490
CADILLAC SEVILLE 1998 -
Black,Ieather int.Call Jesus
spanish. $2500.
(239)822-7335
FORD ASPIRE '96 40 mpg, 5
spd, AC, 85K, $1200 or best
offer (239)590-85721
FORD- F100 1979 Runs
good, 302 V8, 4 speed.
Some rust,, daily driver
$2500. (239)634-2699 -
FORD MUSTANG '96 auto,
AC, good on gas; $2500 or
best offer (863)763-0380 or
(863)697-9521
GRAND MARQUIS 1996,
Leather, V8, auto,alloy whis,
--toid6cmanUilqck brks, pow-
er $2500 (863)763-8027.; ,
Honda Accord 97 $5001 Po-
lice Impounds for Salel Many
Makes and Models Priced to
SellI For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9480
HONDA CIVIC 1995 runs
SoDd $2000/or best offer.
863) 201 -3492
863)261-1181
HONDA CIVIC COUPE 1994 -
NICE CAR MUST SEE!!
$3550/or best offer.
(239)839-1326 .
MAZDA MIATA MX-5 1990-
LOTS OF CHROME
$4550/or best offer.
(239)839-1326
OTHER Select Fiberglass
tool box for full size pick up,
like new $100.
* (863)675-1690
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.
63)227-2583



CLUB CAR TWO SEATER
2002 Excellent condition,
Hurry Call today won't last.
$1795. (863)843-0062
EZ GO Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
(863)697-1350
GOLF CART Club Car, 48
volt, elec, sun roof, used
very little, $1850
(863)467-2824
GOLF CART YAMAHA GAS
Select New Engine -
$895. (863)675-1472


POSITIVE TRACTION Unit -
For 1/2 Ton Pick-up Truck
$200. (863)801-5687
RIMS -Chev Silverado, Brand
New, slotted Grey steel,
16"-8 lug center caps,lug
nuts, $100. (561)573-3499
SIDE STEPS NURF BAR SIDE
STEPS FOR 4 DOOR TRUCK
$150. (886)382-4764
TONNEAU SOFT COVER like
new,fits 6.5 ft. bed,roll
up,clamps on, $150.
(863)635-5186
TRANSMISSION Good-used
4L60E from GM 1500 4X4
$400. (863)801-5687
VENT SHADES BRAND
NEW,smoke,Dodge Mega
Cab 4 door $25.
(863)635-5186
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn, your trash
to treasure with an ad,
in tie classifieds.



DODGE RAM 1500 4X4 1997
Good cond. 5-Speed Club
cab. $4800. (239)839-3455
F250 SUPERDUTY '00- 4x4,
diesel, runs good, $11,500
or best offer, (863)675-3242
FORD F150 1996 Extened
cab cold ac $2500/or best
offer. (863)532-9846
FORD F250 XL 1993 4x4,
351 auto, longbed, runs
good needs TLC $2500/or
best offer. (863)763-6297
GMC 1988, C70 Dump Bed
366 Engine $1500 Firm
- (863)763-1370
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



CHEVROLETi'BLAZER 1996 -
Sporty wheels -4+wd,Navy
blue,2 dr. V-6, Must sell
$2500. (863)467-4650



ENCLOSED UTILITY Trailor -
2003 6' x 12' 3500 lb. single
axle. Lighted interior. Very
nice condition. White.
$1700/or best offer.,
(239)986-0296
FLATBED GOOSENECK -
w/ramps, 20' long, 93' wide,
8000 # 12 volt warn winch
$2500 (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER 4' x 8'Sin-
gle Axle. Spare new tire &
wheel. $600/or best offer.
(863)675-8559
UTILITY TRAILER 4x6, like
new, purchased 2 mos. ago,
$400. (863)843-0759 or
(863)675-0910
UTILITY TRAILER 5x10
Wood floor, rear ramp, full
size tires $750 or best offer
(863)763-7077
UTILITY TRAILER single axle
ENCLOSED 6X12
vent,lights,side,rear doors.
$2300. (863)634-2303
UTILITY TRAILER 8' w/tool-
box. made from sm truck
bed; new tires and spare
$175. (305)394-4906



GMC HIGH TOP VAN 1986 -
20K mis. on new engine.
Must sell. $1300 best offer.
(561)254-7458 Clewiston
OLDSMOBILE 1993, 7 pas-
senger, cold ac, heat new
tires, Good shape 11550
(863)467-4256


Public Notices




Public Notice' 5005
State Public-
Legal Notice ,55006




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 06-938 CA
UCN: 282996CA00093BXXXXXX
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST'
SERIES 2005-FF6,
Plaintiff
vs.
JEREMY D. MILLREN; SAMANTHA A.
MI(LLIREN; FIRST FRANKLIN FINAN-
CIAL CORP.; PORT LABELLE UNIT
FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNER'S AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 40. 2; and
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT
TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TI-
TLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED,
Defendants
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order or Summary Final Judgment of
foreclosure dated January 31, 2007 and
an Order Resetting Sale dated January 8,
2009, and entered in Case No. 06-938-
CA, UCN: 28200CA000938XXXXXX of
the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial
Circuit In and for Hendry County, Florida,
herein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE MIMI TRUST SERIES
2005-FF6 Is Plaintiff and JEREMY D.
MILLIREN; SAMANTHA A. MILLIREN:
FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORP;
PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY
HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC.;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1: UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 2; and all unknown parties
claiming Interest by, through, under or
against a named defendant to this action,
or having or claiming to have any right,
title or ntrest n the property herein de-
scribed, are Defendants, I will sell tothe
highest and best bidder for cash on the
Second Floor In front of the Main Clerk's
Office at the Hendry County Courthouse,
25 East Hickponchee Avenue, LaBelle, FL
33935 In Hendry County, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. an Feb. 4, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth In
said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 12, BLOCK 2172 OF PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING A'NINTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM'THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN TE PROPERTY
OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE DATE OTHE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of1990, persons needing
special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Clerk
of the Court not later lhan five business
days prior Ito the proceeding, at the
Glades County Courlhouse, Telephone
863-946-0113 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service.
DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on Jan. 9,
2009.
BARBARA BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Debbie Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, PA.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO Box 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
307350 CN 1/15,22/09


.I Pb ic Notice


I Puli Noice


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 2/24/09
SUBJECT AREA: 230 Injury or illness in Line of Duty (with compensation)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
Injury or Illness In line of duty (with compensation).
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 112.63,1012.22,1001.42 and 1001.43 F.S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1012.63, 1012.22, 1001.42 and
1001.43F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:.Theproped role establishes the policy for injury or Illness
in line of duty (with compensation).
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact In excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
the matter may be heard on February 24, 2009.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with Information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
power cost regulatory alternative mlust do so In writing within 21 days after publica-
tion of this notice.
Notice: If requested In writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised In the
future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, In writing, a bearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of
chols, In writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall
speciy how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the pro-
posed rule.The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons
an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consider-
ation.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted tothe agency regarding draft rules maybe obtained by request, in writing,
to the Superinten ent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to Incorporate them Into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may Incorporate material by reference Into the proposed rule.
Notice: It you need an accommodation in order to participate In this process, please
notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or work-
shop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed In the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), ES.
308097 CN 1/22,29;2/5 CB 2/5/09
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as,
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1870 2006 1-21-43-34-040-000G-0030 Harry Lee Preston, Jr.
Lot 3, block G, HARLEM ADDITION NO 8, PHASE ONE, according to the plat thereof
recorded.in Plat Book 6, Pages 136 and 137, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights Rot 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 291h day of January, 2009.
Dated this 16th day of January, 2009,


308096 CGS 1/22/09


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


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant o call of the Board of Supervisors of Sugarland
Drainage Distrlct, and Ir accordance with Chapter 298, Florlda Statutes 1941, and
law Amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of Sugariand Drainage
District, for the year 2008, will be held at the office of Hilllard Brothers of Florida,
Ltd., 5500 Sougariand Road, Clewiston, Florida on January 30, 2009 at 9:00am, for
the purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Sugariand Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any
matter considered alt fhis meeting. He will need a record ofthe proceedings and that,
for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made. Which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
Is to be based.
Board of Supervisors
Sugarland Drainage District
By: Joe Marlin Hillllard
President
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
Notice Is hereby given that the City of Belle Glade, Florida, General Election will be
held on March 10, 20090, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the pur-
pose of electing three commissioners, each for a term of three (3) years. There will
be one commissioner elected representing Seat "C", one commissioner elected rep-
resenting Seat "0" and one commisslonerelected representing Seat "E".Candidates
must be a qualified elector of the City of Belle Glade.
The first day for filing as a candidate for commissioner will be January 27, 2009,
beginning at noon, and the final day for filing will be February 10, 2009, at noon.
Candidates must flie In person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Blvd., West, Belle Glade, Florida, during regular office hours until said date
and time. Each candidate shall be voted upon by the electorate at large.
Registered voters In Precincts 6016, 6018, 6020, 6026, 6028, 6029 and 6030 are
qualified to vote in this election. To qualify as a registered voter for this General
Election, you must register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections by
February 9, 2000.
In the event that no candidate receives a ma ority of the votes cast for the particular
office that such candidate seeks in this part cular election, a Run-Off Election shall
be held on March 24, 2009, between the two candidates who receive the largest
number of votes for that particular seat.
CITY OF BELLE GLADE
DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-031975
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT. DISTRICT, a water management district
organized and existing under the laws of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
V.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE TAXPAYERS,
PROPERTY OWNERS AND CITIZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH
FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING
PROPERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY
RIGHTS, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION HEREIN
DESCRIBED, OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY,
Defendants.


SECOND AMENDED NOTICE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE UPON GRANTING OF
PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE OF BOND VALIDATION PROCEEDING
TO:THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND
CITIZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MAN-
AGEMENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUB-
JECT TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY RIGHTS, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION HEREIN DESCRIBED, OR TO
BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY.
This Court having caused the hearing on December 12, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. to be
opened in open court hereby considers Plaintiff's, SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MAN-
AGEMENT DISTRICT (the "District") motion for Continuance of the Bond Validation
hearing on December 12, 2008 at 10:30 a.m., and having considered same
HEREBY ORDERS AND ADJUDGES that the bond validation hearing is hereby
continued to the 6th day of February, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. (three hours reserved).
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the State of Florida, and the several
property owners, taxpayers and citizens of Palm, Beach County, Broward County,
Charlotte County, Collier County, Glades County, Hendry.County, Highlands County,
Lee County, Martin County, Miaml-Dade County, Monroe County, Okeechobee
County, Orange County, Osceola County, Polk County and St. Lucia County, Includ-
ing non-residents owning property or subject to taxation therein and all others hav-
ing or claiming any right, title or Interest In property to be affected In any way by the
issuance of the COPs herein described, or to be affected thereby, appear before the
Honorable Judge Donald W. Hafele on the 6th day of February, 2009, at 1:30 p.m.,
in the Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway, Room 11-B, West
Palm Beach, Florida 33401, and show cause why the prayers of the Complaint for
Validation and Supplementto Complaint should not be granted and the legality of all
proceedings In connection therewith and othermatters set forth in said Complaint
and Supplement to Complaint should not be validated and confirmed as therein
prayed.
IT IS FURTHERED HEREBY ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that by virtue of the
opening of this proceeding that all persons who wish to be heard hereby have notice
o the continuance of the hearing to the 6th day of February, 2009, and that publica-
tion of this Notice and Order Is necessary as required by Chapter 75, Florida Stat-
utes.
DONE AND ORDERED at the Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida, this 12th
day of December, 2008.


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Donald W. Hafele
Circuit Court Judge


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 lax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
616 2006 1-22-43-31-010-OO0A-0020 Ralph B. & Gall Seymour
The Northwest one-quarter of the Northeastone-quarter of the Northeast one-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 West
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, being at a point on
the East boundary of said Seption 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-bhalf of Sec-
tion 22; thence North along the West boundary line of said East one-bhall of Section
22 to the North boundary line of said Section 22; thence along said North boundary
line East to the Northwest corner Section 22; thence South alongthe East boundary
line of Section 22 to the said Point-of-Beginning. Also known asLot 2, Block A, PIO-
NEER 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 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 1-22-43-31-010-000A-0030 Ralph B. & Gall Seymour
The Northeastone-quarterofthe Northwestone-quarterofthe 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 aralleling 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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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 2/24/09
SUBJECT AREA: 519 Income Sheltered Programs (IRS Code 403(b))
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
Income sheltered programs (IRS Code 403(b))
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 112.21, 1001.41, 1001.49, 1001.51, 1001,42,
and 1001.43 FS.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 112.21, 1001.41, 1001.49,1001.51,
1001.42 and 1001.43 F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for income shel-
tered programs (IRS Code 403(b)). N
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
the matter may be heard on February 24, 2009.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, of to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so In writing within 21 days after publica-
tion of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary bythe Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised In the
future .
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, In writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of
Schools, In writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall
specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the pro-
posed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons
an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consider-
ation.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, In writing,
to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or work-
shop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), ES.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Stalatutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SauternesV, 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
825 2006 1-13-44-32-AOO-0055-0100 Jesus M. Ayala
The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarterof the
Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an access road of the
West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 5605, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an un-
recorded 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 de-
scribed 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 Count, Florida
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NOTICE FOR BIDS
Port LaBelle Community Development District will accept sealed bid proposals up to
4:00 PM., February 2,2009, for the sale of a 1997 Frd F-150 4 x 4 truck In "as Is"
condition.
Anyone Interested may submit a proposal to the District office at 3293 Dellwood
Terrace, Port LaBelle, or mail to P.O. box 1605, LaBelle, Florida 33935. For addition-
al information call 863-675-5770 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Mon-
day Friday.
The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause and to
accept the bid that, in Its judgment, will be In the best interest of the District.
Lester B. Baird, Sr.
General Manager
Port LaBelle Community Development District
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P & June E. Harben, holder of the follow-
ing certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tlifcate number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
523 2006 1-27-43-29-010-00F2-0440 Hilda Calzada, Dolorez Deleon,
Santiago Mllagros,& Lissette Molina Lopez
From the intersection of the North line of Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29
East, Hendry County, Florida, with the centerilne of State Road 29, run South 345'
East along the center line of State Road 29 a distance of 2,499.30 feet to the Pont-5
of-Beginning; thence North 86 34' East, 450 feet; thence South 3 45' East, 75 feet;
thence South 86 34' West, 450 feet; thence North 345' West 75 feet to the Polnt-of-
Beginning. LESS the Westerly 50 feet for right-of- way of State Road 29, being In
Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. and com-
monly known as Buisness Lots 44, 45 and 46, Section F-2, LaBelle Ranchettes.
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 Third Thursday in the
month of February, which is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-812-CA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC
Plaintl]"
vs.
JOSE A. PACHECO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JOSE A. PACHECO; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONS SYS-
TEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUN-
TRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., and
any unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under any of the
above named Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
OTICE Is hereby given thatthhe under-
'signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Hendry County, Florida, will on the
S28th day of January, 2009, at 11:00
'clock A,M, at the Front of the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court In the
Hendry County Courthouse, being the
2nd Floor hallway of the Hendry
County Courthouse Building, LaBelle,
Floriida, offer for sale and sell at
public
outcry to the highest and best bidder
for cash, the following described
prop-
erty situate in Hendry County, Florida:
Lot 14, Block 2204, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 7, according to the plat thereof,
as recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 116,
Sof the Public Records of Hendry
CountyFlorida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered In
a case pending in said Court, the
Style
of which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an
' Interest
In the surplus, if any, resulting from
the foreclosure sale, other than the
property owner as of the date of the
LiS Pendens, must file a claim on
same with the Clerk of Court
Within 60
days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 7th day of January,
2009.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding,
you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provl- ',
slon of certain assistance. Please
contact the Deputy Court AdmIln-
Istrator
Swho office is located at Hendry
County
Courthouse, 125 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle,
Florida 33935 and whose phone num-
bear Is (941)675-5217, within 2 work-
ing days of your receipt of this
Notice; ;
f you are hearing or voice impaired,
call 1-800-955-8771
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By:/s/D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF.THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000836
MARK MOLBEGAT
Plaintiff
aS.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS: INC., et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
SFinal Judgment of Foreclosure dated
JANUARY 5, 2009, entered In Case
No. 26-2008-ca-000836 of the Circuit
Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit
in and for Hendry County, Florida
wherein Pilar Home Developers, q Inc., a
Florida Corporation, Vlanca P. Aguilar,
Beatriz DJebell Perez, Ricardo Ortiz,
Maria OrDz are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in the front of the Clerk of
'the Circuit Court Administration Build-
ing, 25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle,
Florida at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on JANU-
ARY 28,2009, the ftolowing described
property as setnrli~ip:sald Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
The West 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the
Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of
the Northwest 1/4 of Section 14,
Township 44 south, Range 32 East,
.Hendry County, Florida, also known as
Lot 3 3365 n MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES.
Dated at LaBelle, Florida this JANUARY
7, 2009
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the ls pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/ 0. HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000837
MARK MOLBEGAT
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
ITO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 5, 200, entered in CaSe No.
26-2008-CA-000837 of the Circuit.
Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit
In and for Hendry County, Florida
wherein Pilar Home Developers, Inc., a
Florida Carporation, Vlanca P. Agullar,
Beatriz 0Djeelll Perez, Ricardo Ortiz,
Maria Ortizare Defendants, Iwillisellto
the highest and best bidder for cash In
the Hallway In the front of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court Administration Build-
ing, 25 HIckpochee Ave., LaBelleq,
Florida at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on Jan-.
.ary 28, 2009, the following described
propertyas sestforth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wil:
The East 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the
Southeast 1/4 of the SouthWest 1/4 of
the Northwest 1/4 of Section 15,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida, also known as
o1 #3142 In MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES.
Dated at LaBelle, Florida this Jan 8,
2009.
Any person claiming an Interaest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Ils pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/D. HAMMOND
As Deputy. Clerk
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NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that on 1/24/2009
at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF STOR-
AGE, 1025 Commerce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Public
Sale bycompetitive biddidgfihe personal
property heretofore stored wmb the un-
dersigned by:
Jose Herrera Jr. B-8
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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 certilli-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certlficate
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-AOO-0087-0000 Sebrlna Stevenson
The Southwest one-uoarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quar-
ter of the Northwest one-quarter ol 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, 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, Stlate of Florida.
Unless such certifiloale 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, 2908.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hend7ry 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 II 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. Canlu
Lots15,16,17,18 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, Oil0 ad 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 to1law, 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 and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity
In the 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland.
To: All Interested Agencies, Groups and individuals.
This is to give notice that Hendry Countyas conducted an evaluation as required
by Executive Orders 11988 and 11990 Ib accordance with HUD regulations at 24
CFR 55.20 to determine the potential affect that Its activities In the floodplain and
wetland will have on the environment far the County's two (2) CDBG grants (0ODB-
A08 and 08DB-H03) projects.
Hedry County intends to undertake two (2) projects to be funded bya Florida Small
Cities Community Development Block Grants (0DB-A08 and 08DB-H03). The
County Intends to secure the release of Community Development Block Grant funds
under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act, as amended, to un-
dertake the two projects. The release st lunds will be obtained from the Florida De-
partment of Community Affair, CDBO Di0ision. The prpopsed projects Involve the
rehabtilfisasn and/er demolition and replacement construction of housing units that
already exist in the flodplatn. All work will be In unincrparated Hendry Coenty.
It has determined that It has no practicable alternative other than to proceed with the
work. The rehabdemo/replacementactivities will have no significant Impact on the
environment tfor thq following reasons:
The homes to be served are already located In the floodplain, therefore, all work
will be undertaken ron eistng properties already owned by private hemeown-
erf.

Although the projects are located n the 100 year fCoodplan, the improvements
cannot be undertaken in any other location de to the scope of tme project. There
is, therefore, no practcale alternative.

The proposed improvements conform to applicable floodplain protection standards.
The proposed action will not affect natural or beneficial floodplain values, and resi-
dents of the communitywil benefit from the project, All improvements will be made
to ownaer.occpind housing units already located In the floodplain. Failure to provide
these improvements could result in continued substandard housing in Hendry
County.
Additional agencies involved In this project include the Florid Department of Com-
menity Affair, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Hendry
County Building and Zoning Department.
Written comments must be received by Hendry County, Post Office Box 2340, La-
Belle, Florida 33975-2340 ATTN: Rsn Zimmerly on or before Tesday, February
10, 2009. Mr. Zimmerty's may also be t onlapted by talephoneb a863-676.5264 r
at the Hendy County AdmlnlsrationBu ildlnglB'S:Le Street, LaBelle,flofrida. A
more detailed description ofhe project and the FIA flood maps are available for cit-
zen review at Mr. Zmmery office located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.
DATE ISSUED January 22, 2009
JANET B. TAYLOR
Environmental Certifyin Official
Hendry County Board of Commissioners Chair
308008 CB/CN 1/22/09 .

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder 0( 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
773 ,2006 1-36-43-31-010-0001N.-0070 Todd James, LLC
The Southwest one-quarter ofthe Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quar-
ter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 43 Soufi, Range 31 East,
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 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, FloDrida, 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
304743 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
THE AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION GRANTED TO
AMERIMIX INDUSTRIES, INC.
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at 5:05 p.m., Clewlston
City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewlston, Florlda, to connlder an ordinance to
revoke the ad valorem tax exemption granted to Amermix Industries, Inc. entitled as
follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, REVOKING THE AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION GRANTED TO
AMERIMIX INDUSTRIES, INC., PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO. 2007- 14 AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. If a
person decides to appeal any decision made bythe Board with respect to any mat-
ter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and, for such purpose, be or ate may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record Includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal Is to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays be-
tween the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Clerk, 2nd Floor,
Hendry County Courthouse, 25 oEast Hickpoochee Avenue, LaFitee, Forida.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
308160 CN/CB 1/22/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has iled 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
1022 2006 1-22-44-32-010-0001-0070 Red Head Dreams Holdings, Inc.
Lot 7, Block 11 n MONTUR RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the
plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the 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 o0f ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certlal-
cate, has flied said certilicate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of properly and the name In which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
850 2006 1-13-44-32-A00-0132-00100 Ivy Santiago
The East One-half the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the
Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an ac-
cess road at the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road
of the East 30 feet theretof. Also known as Lot 3686 In Montura Ranch Estates.
Less and except, Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing,.LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the
month of February, which Is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
305361 CGS 1/22,29;2/5,12/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED.
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verdol VI, LLC', holder of the following certificate,
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 assessed
are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2751 2006 4-10-43-29-060-2345-0220 James Louis Kengla
Lot 22 Block 2345, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Flori-
da.
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 seld 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 Third Thursday In the
month of February, which Is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008.


305367 CGS 1/22,29;2/5,12/09


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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Bank Atlandic Attn: J. Chin, holder of the follow-
in certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The car-
tiicate number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2161 2006 3-01-43-34-010-0436-0070 Elvira Gonzalez
Lots 7 & 8, Block 436 of the subdivision of Block 111 In the City of Clewiston, Flori-
da. according the plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 24, Public Records
of Hendry County, Florida.

Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of lorida.
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, 2ndFloor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the
month of February, which is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Budter
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
305319 CGS 1/22,29;2/5,12/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-00163
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC

RALPH CONSTANT, et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: .
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RALPH CON-
STANT
Last Known Address: 428 Avenue F 5 &
6, Moore Haven, FL 33471
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
.follow-
Ing described property:
LOT 3, BLOCK 25, OF THE CITY OF
MOORE HAVEN, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been Hiled against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to on Marshall
C. Watson, PA. Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address Is 1800 NW 49th
STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDER-
DALE, FL 33309 on or before
February
13, 2009, a date which is within thirty
(30) after the first publication of this
Notice in the GLADES COUNTY
DEMO-
CRAT and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA,
Disabled .
persons who, because of their
Disabilities, need special accom-
moda-
lions to participate In this proceeding
should contact the Senior Deputy
clerk
Administration Whose Post office is
Located at the Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112,1700MONROE
STREET, FT. MYERS, FL 33901, tele-
Shone (239)335-2299 or 1-
00)905-8771 (TDO) or 1
(00955-.8770 Via FL. Relay Service,
n ltear than 5 days prior to the Court
Date.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 8th day of January, 2009.
Joe Flint
As Clerk of the Court
By/s/Jennier Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
307451 CGS 1/15,22/2009

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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 l 1:0 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the
month of February, which Is the 19th doyif February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2000.


305364 CGS 1/22.29:2/5,12/09


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Hendry County, Florida


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2008-109-CA
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA
S Plaintiff
vs.
GILBERTO CLAROS A/K/A GILBERTO
CLAROS HERNANDEZ, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GILBERTO CLAROS A/K/A GILBER-
TO CLAROS HERNANDEZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 2701 BEE
BRANCH LAKES DRIVE, LABELLE, FL
33935
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: ROSA CLA-
ROS, 2701 BEE BRANCH LAKES DR.,
LABELLE, FL 33935
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAL OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property In HENDRY County, Florida:
BEGIN 1550 FEET NORTH PLUS 47.50
FEET WEST OF THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 42
SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE WEST .ONE-
HALF OF LOT 451, NORTH LABELLE
HEIGHTS, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 16, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING
AND BEING IN HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, THENCE WEST 82.50 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 125 FEET; THENCE
EAST 82.50 FEET THENCE SOUTH 125
FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO
KNOWN AS THE WEST ONE-HALF OF
LOT 451, ALL OF LOT 452, AND THE
EAST 15 FEET OF LOT'453, NORTH LA-
BELLE HEIGHTS.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MO.
BILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, SERI-
AL NUMBER SBHGA1510501390A &
SOBHGA15105013909B.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses within 30 days after the first
publication, If any, on Florida Default Law
Group, PL. Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address Is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file
the original with this Court either before.
service on Plalnllff;s attorney or Immedi-
ately thereafter, otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once a
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Clewiston News.
WITNESS my hndand the seal of the
Court en this 13th day of January, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Court
By:/s/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk

Florida Default Law Group PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tam a, FL 33622-5018
NM C-FHA-R-khartmaler -F008004192
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate In
this proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator whose of-
fice is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, tele-
hone number (813)335-2299;
1-800-955.8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay
Service, not later than seven (7) days
rlor t his proceeding.
07850 CGS 1/22,29/09

PUBLIC NOTICE
The regular meeting of the Board of Su-
pervisors of Flaghole Drainage District
has been scheduled for Friday, January
30,2009 at 9:00 am. The meeting will be
held at Hillard Brothers of Florida office
located at 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewis-
ton, FL.
Joe Martin Hilllard
Supervisor
Flaghble Drainage District
308267 CN 1/22/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Merlot III, LLC, holder of the following certificate,
has filed said certlilcate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate number,
year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which it was assessed
are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO, YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
915 2006 1-14-44-32-A00-0131-0000 Efrain Contreras & Paula Contre-
ras
The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the
Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Loet 3424, MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificalteshall 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 Third Thursday in the
month of February, which is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated lids 24th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
305322 CGS1/22,29;2/5,12/O9

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following cerltl-
cale, has filed a certilcale 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


1091 2006 1-22-44-32-010-0044-0090 Atmaram Maharal &
RIshmanle Maharal
Lot 9, Block 4, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records of Hend-
ry County, Florida.
Less and except, Ges, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right o 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 Third Thursday In the
month of February, which Is the 19th day of February, 2009.
SDated this 24th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


305370 CGS 1/22,29;Z/5,12/709

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-
esessed 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, 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 1 th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304746 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A:
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING.
CORP. F/K/A GREEN TREE FINANCIAL
SERVICING CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
VS. CASE NO,.08-1123-CA
LORENZO SHELTON SR. A/K/A LOREN-
ZO SHELTON; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LORENZO SHELTON SR.,
A/K/A LORENZO SHELTON; MARY
SHELTON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MARY L. SHELTON: IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AN ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; PRIME AC-
CEPTANCE CORP.; STATE OF FLORI-
DA; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DE-
FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LORENZO SHELTON SR. A/K/A LO-
RENZO SHELTON; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LORENZO SHELTON SR.
A/K/A LORENZO SHELTON; MARY L.
SHELTON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MARY L. SHELTON; IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF
SAID DEFENDANTS) IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS)
Whose residence are/Is unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, If any, In
the above proceeding with the
Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy
thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, Law
es of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King
Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-13280,
telephone (813)915-8660, facsimile
(813)915-0559, within thirty days of
he irt publication of this Notice, the
nature oa this proceeding being a suit
for foreclosure of mortgage against
following described property, to wit:
LOT 10, BLOCK EHARLEN ADDITION
NO. 8, PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 136 AND
137, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To include a:
1996 GREEN BOAT TRAILER, VIN
FLFLS70A23680GH31 AND
71292777
1996 GREEN BOAT TRAILER, VIN
FLFLS70B23680GH31 AND
71292776
A/K/A
2600 9TH STREET
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
II you fall to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will
be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded In the Complaint or Petition.
DATE at HENDRY County this 13th
day of
January, 2009

Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk

NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990:
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding..I you are hearing impaired
call 1-800.955-8771 (TrOO) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
307771 CGS 1/22,29/2009


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The regular meeting of the Board of Su- -
pervlsors of Hendry Hilllard Water
Control District has been scheduled for
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 9:00 am.
SThe:meefing will ke'held at, Hillard
Brothers of Florldha office located at
5500 Flagfiole Road, Clewlston, FL.
Joe Marlin Hilliard
Supervisor
Hendry- Hilliard Water Control Dis-
trict
308263 CN 1/22/09

PUBLIC NOTICE
The regular meeting of the Board of Su-
pervisors of Sugariand Drainage District
has been scheduled for Friday, January
30, 2009 at 9:00 am. The meeting will be
held at Hilliard Brothers of Florida office
located at 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewjs-
ton, FL
Joe Marlin Hilliard
Supervisor
Sugarland Drainage District
308264 CN 1/22/09


NOTICE O0 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
872 2006 1-13-44-32-A00-0208-0100 Madelyn Balceiro
The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarterof the Southeast one-quarter of the
Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44
South, Raoge 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road of the East 30 feel 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, Slate 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
Hend7ry County, Florida
304736 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09

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
837 2006 1-13-44-32-AOO-0104-0000 Rosa M. Bogardus &
Arturo Bogardus
The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the
Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarer of Section 13, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida.UBJECT toan easement for an ac-
cess road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. -3646, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except, Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday In the
month of February, which is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008.


305383 CGS 1/22,29;2/5,12/09


Barbara S. Bullet
Clerk of Circuit Cour
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Flaghole
Drainage District, and In accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and
law Amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of Flaghole Drainage
District, for the year 2008, will be held al the office of Hillard Brothers of Flordda,
Ltd., 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida on January 30, 2009 at 9:00am,for the
purpose of:

1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Flaghole Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any
matter considered atthis meeting. He will need a record of theproceedingsand that,
for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
Is made. Which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
Board of Supervisors
Flaghole Drainage District
By: Joe Marlin Hilliard
President
308268 CN 1/22/09


NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING
NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Hendry County, Florida (the "County) hereby provides notice, pursuantto Section
197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collect-
ing non-ad valorem special assessmentsto be levied within the Banyan Village area,
Port LaBelle Plat Units10-13, within the unincororated area of the County, lor capi-
tal costs associated with construction of water tines for Banyan Village and service
assessments for maintenance of such water lines commencing with the Fiscal Year
beginning on October 1, 2009, and continuing each year until discontinued by the
County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the u2-
form method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Flos-
da Statutes, at a public hearing'lo be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 27, 200, n the
County Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. Such
resolution will state the need 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 of
resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the
levy, are on file at the County Administrator's Office, 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle,
Florida. All interested persons are Invited to attend.
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect
to any matter relying to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced
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 with the 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 of
the hearing.


305123 CB/CN 1/1,8,15,22/09


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


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 22, 2009


Corps adjusts Lake 0 releases


The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers, Jacksonville District began
redistributing Lake Okeechobee
water releases at 7 a.m. on Dec.
15.
Water managers discontinued
releases to the St. Lucie Canal and
adjusted the constant release to
the Caloosahatchee Estuary from
450 to 650 cubic feet per sec-
ond (cfs) as measured from W.P
Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79).
The adjustments help maintain
salinity concentrations in both
estuaries, which are appropriate
for sustaining the health of the
estuary.
The on January 19, the lake
stage measured at, 13.64 feet
(NGVD), more than a foot below
where it was after Tropical Storm
Fay occurred in September, and
about four feet higher than it was
a year ago.
In determining whether releas-
es from Lake Okeechobee should
or should not be made, water
managers look at, a variety of fac-
tors. For example, it appears that
low-level releases of 200 cfs to the
St. Lucie Canal are not needed for
the environmental health of the


estuary at this time. On the other
hand, the adjustment will provide
benefits to the Caloosahatchee.
The health' of Lake Okeecho-
bee is rebounding well as wa-
ter levels slowly recede, and the
current lake level does not pose
a threat to the Herbert Hoover
Dike. In addition, the long-term
weather forecast indicates the
possibility of a drier than normal
dry season this year.
"Given these conditions, we
have determined that releasing an
additional 200 cfs via the Caloosa-
hatchee rather than releasing
it to the east helps provide ad-
ditional benefits," said Col. Paul
Grosskruger, Jacksonville District
commander. "We will always
work hard to strike a balance in
a system that must support mul-
tiple purposes."
The releases measured at the
S-79 will take into consideration
basin inflow into- the Caloosa-
hatchee from Moore Haven (S-77)
to the WP. Franklin (S-79).
After a two-year study, in April
2008 the Corps approved a new
regulation schedule that balanced
often-conflicting water needs in


5th Annual Hallelujah


Hoedown at First Christian


South Florida. Under the 2008
LORS, water managers try to
maintain Lake Okeechobee with-
in the preferred range, between
12.5 to 15.5 feet throughout the
year.
"From all reports, Lake
Okeechobee is rebounding from
two years of drought and many
years of high water that's great
news for the lake, lakeside com-
munities and recreationalists who
come from all over the country,"
Grosskruger said.
On Sept. 6, 2008, the Corps
made its first water releases from
Lake Okeechobee under~the 2008
LORS after the 720-square-mile
lake rose more than four feet in
30 days, due primarily to Tropical
Storm Fay rainfall.
For more information, please
call the Jacksonville District Cor-
porate Communication Office at
904-232-1953. Interested parties
can also learn more. about wa-
ter level data and flows for Lake
Okeechobee and the Central and
Southern Florida Project by visit-
ing www.saj.usace.army.mil, go
to Popular Pages, and scroll down
to Water Management.


tor with "White Fields Evange-
lism" an international mission
organization.
Each of these groups will
have tapes and CD's available for
purchase.
There is no charge for admis-
sion but because of the huge au-
dience expected those who wish
to attend are encouraged to call
863-983-1804 for a Free Ticket.
To defray the expenses of
such a fantastic event there will
be a Freewill Offering received
during each service.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First
Christian Church, encourages all
who enjoy good humor and in-
spirational gospel singing to call
for a ticket and be in attendance
at this very special event.


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"I was Impressed by the caring nurses and the time they were able to give me."
- patient survey response


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:


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dithe last thing you want to face
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This physician-staffed
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;peci.dly designed child-
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help cahlmn the most frightened
child and its own x-ray
equipped room for quicker
service. Our team of doctors
and nurses are experts in the
field of emergency medicine
and are supported by our


other specialties including
general and vascular surgery,
obstetrics, pediatrics,
nephrology, pulnonology,
c.,,i>.'1o y. podiatry,
and umrology.

* All of these updates and
improvements have been
made with. our community
.in mind to make Glades
General Hospital your source
for quality healthcare for
you and your family,
right here at home.


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Thursday, January 22, 2009


billies of Elkhorn City, Ky., "The
Cornwell Twins" of Joplin, Mo.,
and Artie and Dora Carnes of
Freedom, Indiana, plus other lo-
cal talent.
New to the program this year
is Lowell Mason, who stands just
42" high and is known as "The
World's Smallest Gospel Singer,"
and "The Cornwell Twins" who
are known as "The Master's En-
couragers!"
Mr. Mason has appeared on
national TV many times and has
appeared on many international
programs.
The Cornwell Twins have
served as caddies on PGA tours
and have also travel extensively
throughout the world.
J.D. Miller is a Producer-Direc-
tor, traveled with and wrote mu-,
sic with Bill and Gloria Gaither,
had Kenny Rogers and Lulu Ro-
mans record songs that he has
written, and is a Master Pianist.
He recently because a Direc-


Number of musical
groups set to
perform

By Jackie Miller,
Minister
First Christian Church
The Fifth Annual Hallelujah
Hoedown will be held at First
Christian Church. 201 N Fran-
cisco St., Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1,
beginning at 7 p.m.
J.D. Miller of Versailles, Ky. will
again be emceeing, Jackie Miller,
local Minister, will be leading
the singing, and Kenny Speakes
of Winchester, Ky. will be the
speaker for the 5th straight year!
Other Singing Groups and
individuals include "Homeward
Bound" of Indiana, "The Home-
stead Gospel Singers" of. Home-
stead, Florida, Lowell Mason of
Joplin, Mo., "The Kentucky Hill-








Thursday, January 22, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


MHES Citizens of the Month


December 2008
The following students have
earned recognition as December'
Citizens of the Month at Moore
Haven Elementary School. This
is a very special honor since it
means that they have done a
commendable job of showing
Self-Control. Self-Control is con-


trol of one's emotions, desires or
actions by one's own will.
Kindergarten,: Daniela Gar-
cia, Alexis McCaig, Briann Wood-
ham.
First Grade: Rachel Kurtz,
Ashley Lopez.
Second Grade: Monica
Devine, Lorena Gomez, Briana
Leavy.


Third Grade: Devyn Arnold,
Brianna Burress, Patrick Heflin,
Cameron Vales.
Fourth Grade: Johnny Ca-
sellas, Pablo Lopez, Alexis Story.
Fifth Grade: Nicholas Dun-
canson, Amber Simmons, Dalton
Tevlin.
Sixth Grade: James Arnold,
Alice Barfield, Andrew Guajardo.


Lunch Menu
Glades County School Jan. 22 to Jan. 29. Tuesday, Jan. 27: BBQ Pork,
District lunch menu Thursday, Jan. 22: Turkey, Baked Beans, Fruit and Roll.
Milk Available Daily 1% and Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Wednesday, Jan. 28: Turkey,
2%(only) -white/chocolate/straw- Fruit and Roll.
berry $0.35. Friday, Jan. 23: Chicken Sub Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Iced Juice Available Daily No (BBQ or grilled), Baked Beans, and Fruit.
sugar added, Og of fat, made with Carrot Sticks and Fruit. Thursday, Jan. 29: Chicken
white grape juice variety of fla- Monday, Jan. 26: Hamburg-
vors 8oz. $0.60, 12oz. $1. er, Lettuce/Tomato, French Fries Nuggets, Baked Beans, Carrot
and Fruit. Sticks and Fruit.

School briefs

Blood Drive at MHHS What do yoi think? the 2008-2009 school year will re-
Blood Drive at Moore Haven Each year the Moore Haven flect your needs.
High School this Thursday, Jan. 22 Junior-Senior High School SAC The surveys can be accessed
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front (School Advisory Council) con- online at http://schoolnotes.
parking lot of the high school, ducts climate surveys to deter-
h e rocer mine plans for the upcoming com/33471/sac.html.
right behind the U-Save grocery school year. If you have any questions
store. All donors must bring a pic- We ask that parents and corn- about the surveys, please contact
ture ID to donate. All donors will muriity members give us feed-,
receive a T-shirt! Please come out back via the surveys so that the Laura Ahern at 863-946-0811 ext.
and help to save three lives! school's improvement plan for 109.


Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant


wishes in Hendry/Glades County


Submitted photo
Fisheating Creek
On Saturday, Jan. 10, the FWC opened a new interpretive trail at Fort Center at Fisheating
Creek Wildlife Management Area. Visitors to the center learned new skills about the wild-
life that live there and other skills such as archery from FWC officers. About 300 people
attended the event.


Charity has
immediate needs for
local referrals,
volunteers, and
donors
INI Florida -- Thd Make-A-
Wish Foundation of Southern
Florida announces that it has re-
cently expanded its territory and
now serves Hendry and Glades
County. The nonprofit organiza-
tion, which grants wishes to chil-.
dren who have life-threatening
medical conditions, is actively
seeking local resources -- refer-
rals volunteers, and donations -
to help complete its mission.
"This is great news for the
area," said LaBelle Mayor. Paul
Puletti. "Make-A-Wish does:
amazing things for so many.
children and we're thrilled that
they will be granting wishes in
a community that is sure to sup-
port'their efforts."
To insure that every medical-
ly-eligible child gets to experi-
ence the power of a wish, the
Southern Florida chapter (www.
sfla.wish.org) is asking the com-
munity to refer children who
may be candidates. To qualify
for a wish, a child must:
*Be between the ages of 2/2
and 18
*Be diagnosed with a life-


threatening medical condition
*Live.or be treated in one of
the .13 counties in our territory
*Not have been granted a
wish by any Make-A-Wish chap-
ter or other wish-granting orga-
nization
"There is no doubt children in
our community can benefit from
the power of a wish," said Rus-
sell Echols, chair of the Glades
County commission. "We wel-
come the Make-A-Wish Foun-
dation and are excited to work
with them to make a difference
for our children."
According to recent U.S. Cen-
sus Bureau data, almost 30%
of Hendry County's population
(11,693 of 40,459) is. under the
age of 18, the oldest a potential
wish child can be. Nearly 20%
'of Glades County's population
(2,11,1 of 11,230) is under the
Sage of 18.
.. "Thereare people who would
,benefit from the magic we create
or know of a family who w6uld,
but they may not be aware' of
who we are or what we do," said
Norman Wf'dderburn, president
and chief executive officer of
the Make-A-Wish Foundation of
Southern Florida. "Our goal is to
provide hope, strength, and joy
to children dealing with difficult
medical circumstances at a time
they may need it most."
Children's wishes usually fall
into four categories, Wedderburn


said. "I wish to be" (something),
"I wish to meet" (someone), "I
wish to go" (somewhere), and
"I wish to have" (something).
The entire family is included in
the wish experience and there is
never any cost to them.
The Southern Florida chap-
ter is also looking for volunteers
and donations specifically from
Hendry and Glades County. Vol-
unteers can serve in a variety of
roles, but the immediate need is
for wish granters, the individu-
als who work directly with local
families to help fulfill the child's
wish. Make-A-Wish does not
receive local, state, or federal
government funding, and with
$5,000 being the average cost of.
a wish,, relies on the generosity
of donations from the public.
The Southern- Florida chap-
ter grants more than 500 wishes
per year, making it the 4th larg-
est wish-grantirig group in the
world, and has brought smiles
to nearly 7,000 faces in its 25-
year history. Hendry and Glades
County join Broward, Collier,
Martin,. Lee, Highlands, Indian
River, Okeechobee, Miami-Dade,
Monroe, Palm Beach, and St. Lu-
cie in the chapter's 13-county
southeast and southwest Florida
territory.
To learn more, refer a child,
volunteer or make a donation,
call 888-773-WISH (9474) or
visit www.sfla.wish.org.


Submitted photo

The History of Fisheating Creek
FWC biologists interacted with the public, telling stories providing details about wildlife
and history of, the area.


United Way and Consumer Credit

Counseling Services need volunteers


INI Florida United Way of
Lee, Hendry, and Glades and
Consumer Credit 'Counseling
Services are looking for volun-
teers to help expand the Vol-
unteer Income Tax Preparation
(VITA) program in our commu-
nity. VITA is the national free in-
come tax assistance program for
low to moderate income families
and individuals. VITA volunteers
will help individuals and families
prepare and file their returns and
assist them in acquiring earned
income tax credits for which
they may qualify.
The United Way Volunteer
Center is currently recruiting


volunteersjo serve as greelers,
screeners or tax preparers. Free
training will be provided. Volun-
teers will complete a certification
online and software training will
be provided by the Internal Rev-
enue Service.
VITA will be offered in Lee,
Hendry, and Glades counties
through a partnership with
United Way of Lee, Hendry, and
Glades, Consumer Credit Coun-
seling Services and the Internal
Revenue Service. There will be
several sites in Lee County, in-
cluding Cape Coral, Lehigh, Ft.
Myers and East Fort Myers. Two
additional sites will be available


in Hendry;County. If you have an
interest in volunteering for the
VITA program, please call Kim
Berghs at the United Way Volun-
teer Center by dialing 211 or 239-
433-3900 Ext. 260.
The Volunteer Center is a
program of United Way 211. By
simply dialing 2-1-1, Lee, Hen-
dry, and Glades residents can
reach a caring, trained informa-
tion and referral specialist, who
will match their needs with local
human services or volunteer op-
portunities. United Way 211 is
available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.


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* Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
*24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing
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Thursday, January 22, 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 them
dropped, is welcome, to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it.



Kevin Hudson, 18


4Belle Glade
*Robbery with
Arrested Jan.17
Released Jan. 18



Toriano Rutledge, 24'

Belle Glade
*Possession of
cocaine with Intent
to sell
*Carrying p
concealed weapon
Arrested Jan. 16
No bond set

Lawrence Baker, 22

*South Bay
*VOP: Aggravated
battery intended
harm
Arrested Jan. 18
No bond set


Rodney King, 29
Clewiston
-Propertydamage
cdmInal mischief
$200 to $1,000
Larceny theft is
between $300 to


Arrested Jan. 14
Arrested by Tiffany
Arnold


Emilio Villarreal, 18






LNo bond set for


Lindell Bush, 31
Belle Glade
-Fraud swindle
under $Y0,000
-Fraud request
refund with false
receipt
Arrested Jan. 15
Released Jan. 15 on
$3,000 bond

Willie Corley, 21

Belle Glade
*Robbery with
Weapon
*Possession of
marijuana not more
than 20 grams
Arrested Jan. 17
Released Jan. 18

Santiago Ramirez, 27
*South Bay
*Smuggle




Bond set f o $3,000

Rafael A. Gonzalez, 63


I *Clewlston
*Sexual assault by
a person over 18
yrs of age. victim
under 12
Arrested Jan. 15
Arrested by Allen
Davies


Ernest Jones, 18


*Belle Glade
*Robbery with
firearm
Arrested Jan. 16
No bond set


Norberto Navarro, 26
,~- *Belle Glade
*VOP Possession
or cocaine
*Driving Alire
license suspended
habitual offender
Arrested Jan. 13
No bond set for
release

Audrey Carey, 47

Belle Glade
*Aggravated battery
person uses a
deadly weapon
Arrested Jan. 17
No bond set


Bobby Laws, 54

*South Bay
Burglary while
armed
*Aggravated
assault with a
firearm
Arrested Jan.14
No bond set

Marco Rosales, 22


*Clewiston
*FTA. felony
offense
Arrested Jan. 12
Arrested by Bonnie
Weaver


R. IN











Household HI-Taardous Waste



Electronics Waste Collection


FRE For Glades County FREE


WHEN

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. at the

DOYLE CONNER BUILDING

MOORE HAVEN

CALL (863) 675-0124

"Small Business, Farmers, Government Agencies, etc....
waste will also be accepted during this scheduled event"

How to Transport/Before You Bring In Your Hazardous Waste
Leave all products in their original containers
DO NOT mix different or unknown materials together
Label or leave labels on all containers +
Check all containers for leakage, transport upright in a sturdy box or tray.
DO NOT eat, drink or smoke while handling or transporting.



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StEreos, Printers, Fax Machines, VCR's, DVD Players, Video Cameras, Video Game Consoles,
Wireless Devices


Ezell Latimore, 31


No Picture
Available


*Belle Glade
*Carrying a
concealed weapon -
firearm
* Destroy, tamper or
fabricate physical
evidence
Arrested Jan. 15
Bond set for $9,000


Reginald Carrington, 22


*Belle Glade
*Aggravated battery
- cause bodily harm
or disability
Arrested Jan 16
No barn, set


Thelma Clay, 51

Pa hrlee,
SFraud imperson
use/possess ID
,i another person
witriout consent
Arrested Jan. 15
Bond set for $3,000


Raymond Allen, 38


*Clewiston
*Smuggling
contraband into a
detention facility
Arrested Jan. 14
Arrested by Deputy
Tern Hessler


Rommie Lane, 19
-Belle Glade
Robbery with
fi rearm
*Possession of
weapon or ammo
S by convicted Fla.
felon
Arrested Jan. 15
Bond sel for
_25.000

Javaris Wallance, 20
.........C
*Pahokee
.Assaul with
irileril Io commit a
felony
*Aggravaled
assault with weapon
Arrested Jan.16
No bond sel

Virgilio Lanchinebre, 53

I
*Clemsion
*Carrying a
concealed weapon
Arrested Jan. 16
Arrested by Sgt. D.
Davis


Jermiah Jenkins, 26

*Belle Glade
*Aggravated battery
offender knew/
should have known
victim pregnant
Arrested Jan. 14
No bond set for
release

Taquanza Brown, 20

*Belle Glade
*Aggravated battery
person uses a
deadly weapon
Arrested Jan. 16
No bond set


Charles Wells, 25
S*South Bay
; *Smuggle
.contraban linto:
prison cellular
* pnone puriable
communication
device
Arreiied Jan 15
S Bond sel bor $3,000

William Larry, 38
*Clewiston
Nonrimoving Iratlic
violaiori dnving
with a license
suspended tLhird or
subsequent offense
Arrested Jan 14
Arresmed by Deputy
J. Solo


Crime Stoppers


The Palm Beach Cournt Sher-
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the
following \%anted fugitive as of
January 15.
Gar, Da is, age 25, also know, n
as Ballie Dabis; Terry Davis and
Michael Smith, is a black male
with black hair and brown eyes
He is 6 feet I inches tall with
tattoos on his chest and both
arms.
His last knom\T address is listed
as S. Barfield H%\y, Pahokee
Davis is wanted on felon)
charges violation .of, probatio g:
aggravated assault with a firearm;


aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon Misdemeanor charges
failure to appear: obstruction by
disguised person; no driver's li-
cerise
Davis is also %anted for rnur-
der in North Carolina and also has
warrants in Georgia and South
Carolina He may be in the Belle
Glade area He should be consid-
ered armed and dangerous'
Anyone \.Ith information on
the \ hereabouts of this wanted
fugltiie is asked to contact the
Crime Stoppers at 1-800--158-
,TIPS (8477). or online rat www,.
crimestopperspbc.com.


Gary uavis.


Examples of commnly used TOXIC
Household IVMaterials
to be brought to the Household Hazardous
Waste Collection Centers


Oil-based paint or latex paintthinners, stains, varnishes, strippers, wood
) preservatives, Solvents, Spot removers, Brake fluid, Anti-freeze,
Flammable liquids, Kerosene, Stale gasoline, Metal and Furniture polish,
Engine degreasers, Unknown chemical & Aerosols, Used oil limit 5 gal.
: Hearing Aid, Button Batteries, Unbroken Fluorescent lamps,
S Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Fertilizers, Swimming pool chemi-
: 4- -cals, Photo chemicals, Chemistry sets, Poisons, Outdated Medicines,
Household cleaning fluids. Bleach, Ammonia, Drain openers, Oven
cleaners, Flashlight batteries and Lead acid auto batteries.


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Narcotics
Anonymous meets
Narcotics Anonymous 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 locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call 863-
467-2882. Post opens at' noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications
for new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,


AMVETS and AMVETS ladies aux-
iliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able.
* Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for an $11 donation. Danc-


ing immediately follows the din- The game room has a regulation-
ner. size pool table.


Membership meetings are
held on the second Saturday of
the month beginning at 10 a.m.
The House Committee meeting is
on the fourth Saturday.
For information, contact Com-
mander Robert Hare at 863-467-
2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.


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RCMA celebrates 20th anniversary


Redlands Christian
Migrant Association
fosters education
and good health
By Neria Bolan
Glades County Democrat

MOORE HAVEN -- The Red-
lands Christian Migrant Associa-
tion (RCMA) celebrated their 20th
anniversary at the Chalo Nitka fes-
tival grounds, Jan. 16. The educa-
tion center has been in operation
alongside the Glades County Early
Childhood Center at Moore Ha-
ven Elementary School. The day
was a reunion for past students,
parents and staff members.
Parents and teachers told the
audience how significant their ex-
periences had been with RCMA.
In addition to teaching small chil-
dren basic skills and polite man-
ners, the program assists with a
family's physical and mental well-'
being; and it has upliftd the lives
of teachers, too.
"I' learned how to teach my
child to be successful," said


Heather Auler, parent and teach-
er.
Barbara Mainster, RCMA ex-
ecutive director, was present at
the creation of the migrant pro-
gram during the late 1960's in the
Redlands area near Homestead,
Florida. She mentioned that the
Mennonite Church volunteers
founded the program in south
Florida farm communities. It has
grown to serve 8,000 children to-
day. Ms. Mainster was instrumen-
tal in the opening of the RCMA
site in Moore Haven, and she
has worked closely for the last 20
years with the school's coordina-
tor, Jenny Rich.
Ms. Rich told everyone about
her love for children, and how im-
pressed she is with staff members
over the last two decades. They
opened with about 20 students
and today there are 115. Some-
times funding was slim, but the
dedication of teachers, aides and
volunteers made the center a de-
pendable part of family life.
"Having a good name is better
than having the money," she said
of the local RCMA's reputation.
The 20th anniversary enter-
tainment included local talent,


Taysia Ford, soloist; and Jasmine
Shupp, baton dancer. A dance
group, Harvest of Hope, spon-
sored by Migrant Program of Hen-
dry County Schools, performed
cultural dances like Rutmba and
La Bikiva. Cesar Garcia, Viviana
Sierra Martinez, Cindy Javamillo
and Dayami Pena were the young
dancers.
Throughout the years at RCMA
there have been numerous vol-
unteers from the community and
from the region of southwest
Florida. The Island Walk commu-
nity of Naples has been helping
out the center for many years, and
they come to the center about ev-
ery two weeks. Last month they
brought Santa and other Christ-
mas characters to entertain chil-
dren. The Island Walk folks also
read books out' loud. On Jan.
16, the volunteers donated and
cooked burgers, and hot dogs
with potato salad and two huge
anniversary cakes.
Deborah Pressley, Glades
County schools curriculum di-
rector, was present at the event.
Ms. Pressley helped with RCMA's
opening in Moore Haven. Also
present were Judy Burleson,


RCMA education director; Matt
Bokor, RCMA community rela-
tions director; and Terri Smith,
past parent and continuing vol-
unteer.
The RCMA campus at Moore
Haven Elementary School is
shared with Glades County Early
Childhood Center. Both schools
work together and cooperate on
many occasions. There is a sec-
ond RCMA site in Washington
Park at the Booker T. Washington
School which also houses the
Glades County Child Develop-
ment Center.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


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Jenny Rich, RCMA coordinator in Moore Haven, left; and Barbara Mainster, RCMA executive
director in Immokalee, could not be happier at RCMA's 20th anniversary celebration at the
Chalo Nitka festival grounds in Moore Haven, Glades County. Past parents, teachers, stu-
dents and long time volunteers came together for food and entertainment, Jan. 16.


Coalition
Continued From Page 1
Pete Quasius, Collier County
Audubon Society, attended the
conference and believes that res-
toration will benefit from an eco-
nomic revitalization of the Glades
area. Mr. Quasius mentioned that
economic sustainability cannot
come only from agriculture, but
from economic diversity. The ac-
quisition of sugar farm land and
restoration of the River of Grass
could be seen as a long term op-


Army
Continued From Page 1
miles.
In Aug 2006, the 260th was
again deployed to Iraq. The Bat-
talion trained, synchronized and
provided combat logistical pa-
trols throughout the entire region.
Additionally the 260th supported
Iraqi Security Forces.
Previoiusly,. SFC Atkinson
Walker was a senior instructor in
the 260th Quartermaster Battalion


portunity for Glades and Hendry
Counties.
There is a possibility of build-
ing an inland distribution center
which will use a railway and road
system from Tampa to Miami.
According to Pete Quasius, the'
environmental community does
not favor this inland port being
built in the Everglades Agricul-
tural Area (EAA) in western Palm
Beach County. He commented
that one site in Hendry County,
and another one in Glades County
are viewed more favorably by co-
alition members. If a distribution
center was built in Palm Beach


Pre-Warrior Leadership Course
where he trained young soldiers
to become noncommissioned
officers (NCO). They trained out-
doors in Fort Irwin, California.
The newly promoted sergeant
also instructed the Battalions Pre-
Battle Staff Course where junior
and senior NCO's learn how to
plan, train and track battle fights.
His original military specialty is
Motor Transport Operator.
SFC "Gus" Walker grew up in
Moore Haven and is still a church
member of the True Tabernacle


County, it would, interfere with
the proposed flow way.
"It is more appropriate to be
in Hendry and Glades than in the
EAA," said Mr. Quasius.
During the conference, work
on Everglades projects was lik-
ened to the impressive work proj-
ects of the 1930's during the Great
Depression. The work done by
the Civilian Conservation Corps
and Works Project Administration
employed millions of Americans
and focused on rural lands and
communities.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com.


of God. He worked at the Clewis-
ton Inn for several years, and
graduated from Clewiston High
School. SFC Walker was previ-
ously stationed in Fort Campbell,
Kentucky and Dexhiem, Germa-
ny, and recently at Hunter Army
Airfield in Savannah, Georgia. His
promotion leads him next to Fort
Leonard Wood, Missouri where
he will serve as drill sergeant.,
He plans to visit his mother,
Maxine Roundtree, at the Chalo
Nitka Festival in February.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


INDIANTOWN-Investor Wil-
bur L. Ross has announced
that he will acquire the major-
ity shares of First Bank and Trust
Company of Indiantown. The
agreement allows Mr. Ross to ac-
quire 68.11 percent of the shares
in the community bank, subject
to regulatory approval..
The bank has branches in
Lakeport, Okeechobee and Palm
City. As of Dec. 31, 2008, the fi-
nancial institution had assets of
$83 million and equity of $8.1
million.
Mr. Ross reached the agree-
ment with Linda M. Post, widow
of the former chairman of First
Bank and Trust Company of


Indiantown. Mr. Post's family
founded the bank in 1959. Mrs.
Post will remain a director of the
bank and will be named chair
emeritus, retaining 22.75 percent
interest in the bank.
"This is one of thefew banks
in Florida that has avoided the
credit crisis very effectively," Mr.
Ross said. "Because it is well po-
sitioned to grow, I am prepared
to provide the institution with
additional capital so that it can
continue to thrive and continue
to serve as a stalwart financial
institution in the communities it
serves." Mr. Ross has made his
interest in purchasing a financial
institution in Florida well-known


and has exhibited a strong com-
mitment to investing in the finan-
cial industry not only in Florida
but throughout the nation.
"We are thrilled that an expe-
rienced and successful investor
like Mr. Ross has agreed to join
our bank to help us continue the
institution's success and commit-
ment to the community which
we have had for the last 50years,"
said Mrs. Post. "Mr. Ross embod-
ies many of the same principles
that form the foundation of this
institution: growth, exemplary
service and an unwavering com-
mitment to'our customers, de-
positors and the communities
we serve."


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