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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 29, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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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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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 29,2009


Volume 83, Number 25


Glades at a
Glance

Chalo Nitka pageant
signups
Children's Chalo Nitka pag-
eant signups are Feb. 4 at 6
p.m. at the Moore Haven High
School auditorium. The pag-
eants are for boys and girls
ages infant Third Grade stu-
dents that are Glades County
residents. For more information
please call 863-227-3728.

Youth Athletic
Association
Glades County Youth Ath-
letic Association will be having
a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at
6 p.m. at the City ballfields on
10th Street. We need all per-
sons willing to coach or vol-
unteer to attend this meeting.
If we do not get participation
we cannot have a ball season.
For more information, call Jerri
Lynn at 863-227-1201.

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.

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See Briefs Page 14


Lake Level


13.48
feet
ibove sea
level


Waterway: Lone Cypress near Moore Haven Locks


Submitted photo
The Lone Cypress in historic downtown Moore Haven was a landmark for early mari-
ners on the big lake.


INI/Nena Bolan
The lovely Marilyn J travels through the Okeechobee Waterway down the Caloosa-
hatchee. This photo was taken near the Lone Cypress in downtown Moore Haven.


GC acquires



certified



fire fighters


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES COUNTY -- The
public safety department has
just recently hired two certified,
full time fire fighters for the
county. Their first day began
Jan. 20 and they are already
preparing for the dry, wildfire
season.
Regularly they will have
an 8 to 5 schedule, and will
be stationed at a different fire
house each month. After regu
lar hours, they will assume the
role of volunteer fire fighter in
their home communities.
Gerald Watson, Jr. was
raised in LaBelle and now lives
in Ortona. He put in 10 years
of service in the Carolinas and
became a lieutenant. Currently,
he is waiting for EMT school.
"We'll be out there to better
assist the community and serve
all of Glades County," said Mr.
Watson.
Neal Chapman was raised in
Hialeah and now calls Lakeport
his home. He spent 30 years
fighting fires in Tamarac near
Fort Lauderdale, and at Miami
Beach. He is also cross trained
as a paramedic.
"We will also work on gen-
eral maintenance, hose testing,
hydrant testing and anything
else needed in the community,"
Mr. Chapman said.


The fire fighters mentioned
that the fire weather outlook af-
ter a freeze can increase chanc-
es for wildfires even though it is
early in the dry season. Weeds
and shrubs die off after a freeze
and the dry, brittle plants can
more easily catch fire. Arid con-
ditions last fall, winter freezes,
and low humidity can increase
fire hazards in the spring. If citi-
zens see unusual smoke or fire,
they should call 911 and report
it immediately so the fire de
apartment can get there as fast
as possible.
Glades County public safety
department serves a large rural
county with two EMS stations
and fire houses in Moore Ha-
ven, Muse, Ortona, Lakeport
and Buckhead Ridge. It covers
many square miles that includes
narrow two lane farm roads,
dirt roads, and heavily wooded
regions. It also happens to be in
one of the most lightning prone
areas in the nation.
The department has relied
heavily on the dedication of
volunteers, and is striving to
add certified, full time fire fight-
ers. A new ambulance was re-
cently purchased and a ladder
truck was added to the fleet
two years ago.
The county relies on its
neighbors and will help nearby
See Fighters Page 14


Cane Grinding Festival to be held Feb. 7


Bring a chair and
enjoy bluegrass
music and barbecue

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

ORTONA -- The 30th An-
nual Cane Grinding Festival is an
event that locals and visitors look
forward to on Saturday, Feb. 7.
The traditional sugar cane har-
vest done by early settlers will
be re-created at Larry Luckey's
Ortona Indian Mound Park from
10-2 p.m. The park is located in
a lush green wooded spot with
an open pit barbecue and a nice
entertainment pavilion.
Area folks prepare early for
the event and groom the festival
grounds and parking area. Large


grills are brought in so chicken
and pork can be slow cooked
with tender loving care from lo-
cal experts. Past participants are
eagerly looking forward to the
desserts and baked goods.
Vintage cane grinding equip-
ment will be set up just like it
was in the frontier days of Old
Florida. Pioneer families used to
grow their own patch of sugar
cane and the fresh plant juice
was cooked to make cane syrup.
The syrup was put in bottles
and jars and stored for later use.
Cane syrup became a survival
food for those in the wilderness
and it had many kitchen and
farm uses. Descendants of early
settlers will be on hand to show
how it was done.
Vendors offer hand made art
and craft items, and clubs will
hold raffles. Local organizations


and agencies will have informa-
tion booths set up; and visitors
can see the boardwalk and in-
formation kiosk to learn more
about the Native Americans who
built the mounds. Photographers
can survey the area and return to
photograph wildlife and native
plants.
Music and dancing are a tra-
dition at the Cane Grinding Fes-
tival. The Bluegrass Stagecoach
Band and Country Rhythm Clog-
gers will be featured under the
pavilion. Visitors are encouraged
to bring their own chairs so they
can sit under the shade of live
oaks and enjoy dinner and mu-
sic.
This is also a fund raising
event that benefits the Ortona
Volunteer Fire Department. A
ticket fee is $8 at the gate and
this includes a barbecue dinner


with baked potato, cole slaw and
drink. Four dollars is charged for
children at the gate, and the din-
ner ticket fee can be paid in ad-
vance for a cost of $7.


Tickets are available at Coun-
try Corner store in Ortona; at the
Glades County courthouse in
See Cane Page 14


INI/Nena Bolan
The Cane Grinding Festival in Ortona, Glades County, takes
place Feb. 7. Enjoy good food, music, and clogging. Watch
how cane syrup was made by early settlers. This photo of
authentic cane grinding machinery was taken in 2007.


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Friends of the
Library welcome
Judge Sullivan at
open house

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

MOORE HAVEN -- The
Glades County Public Library
held an open house Jan. 20 to
introduce patrons to its services
since it became a member of
Heartland Library Cooperative.
The five county organization
provides greater access to ma-


trials, services and regional
collections. The Friends of
the Library hosted the event.
Throughout the year they spon-
sor workshops and speakers.
The Friends welcomed
retired judge, Kirby Sullivan,
as guest speaker during open
house. He has traveled overseas
quite a bit in the last 10 years
and has seen 35-40 countries.
Last spring he went to Thailand
and neighboring countries. He
presented a slide show, flags,
and maps in the library meeting
room. The audience could tell
Judge Sullivan was impressed
with Thailand's great beauty.
"It's a very green and fertile


country," he said.
He visited the countryside
and observed their agriculture
industry, and mentioned that
Thailand must have more rice
fields than we have sugar cane
fields. They also produce tu-
bers, sugar cane and bananas.
Elephants are worked in the
field, and used as tourist attrac-
tions. The audience enjoyed the
photos of Judge Sullivan riding
a baby elephant. One interest-
ing souvenir he brought back
was paper envelopes made
from recycled elephant dung.
His tour group stayed in the
See Travel Page 14


INI/Nena Bolan
Retired judge, Kirby Sullivan, was a guest speaker Jan. 20
during open house at the Glades County public library in
Moore Haven. He went to Thailand last spring and present-
ed a slide show.


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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 in-
form the newspaper. We will
confirm the information and
print it.

Isaac Willis, 25
'Belle Glade
-Evidence -
destroying, tamper
with or fabricate
physical evidence
'Possession of
marijuana
Arrested Jan. 23
Released Jan. 23 on
$3,000 bond
Jonathan Gadsden, 25


*Belle Glade
*Possession of
marijuana not more
than 20 grams
*Possession of
cocaine
Arrested Jan. 22
Released Jan. 23 on
$3,010.00 bond

irales, 34

*Belle Glade
'Battery felony
battery or domestic
battery by
strangulation
Arrested Jan. 25
Released Jan. 26


oiner, 18
*Belle Glade
*Robbery with a
firearm
-Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
Arrested Jan. 25
No bond set

kins, 20
*Pahokee
*Aggravated battery
- person uses a
deadly weapon
*Cruelty toward
child abuse
without great harm
Arrested Jan. 25
Released Jan. 26

olk, 37
*South Bay
*Resist officer flee
elude LEO
*Traffic violation -
drive while license
suspended habitual
offender
Arrested Jan. 24
Released Jan. 24 on
$3,000 bond


Arrest Report

Armando C. Espinoza, 22

'Belle Glade
Traffic offense
DUO alcohol or
drugs
Arrested Jan. 23
Released Jan. 24


Jarvis Williams, 30

'Belle Glade
Battery second or
subsequent offense
Arrested Jan. 24
Released Jan. 25 on
$5,000 bond


Josie M. Perry, 63
Belle Glade
Trespassing
structure or
conveyance
SPossession with
intent to sell or
deliver schedule
Arrested Jan. 20
Released Jan. 20 on
$3,000 bond
Rafael FerenandezTorres, 24
Belle Glade
-Carrying a
concealed weapon -
firearm
-Firing weapon -
discharge firearm in
public
Arrested Jan. 25
Bond has been set
for $3,000
Torrance Mathis, 18
-Belle Glade
'Possession of
marijuana with
intent to sell or
deliver schedule
'Possession of
narcotic equipment
Arrested Jan. 23
Released Jan. 24 on
$500 bond
Tyrone Hill, 18

'Pahokee
'Aggravated battery
offender knew/
should have known
victim pregnant
Arrested Jan. 22
Released Jan. 23


Reginald McKelvin, 36

SSouth Bay
'TCATS operating
while driver license
revoked for habitual
traffic offender
Arrested Jan. 22
No bond set


Ernest Brown, 47


*Belle Glade
*Possession of
cocaine
Arrested Jan. 24
Released Jan. 26


Jeremy Sparkman, 21
'Belle Glade
'Battery felony
battery by
strangulation
'Kidnap false
imprisonment-
adult
Arrested Jan. 23
No bond has been
set
Juvenal Mendoza, 23
'Belle Glade
'Destroying,
tamper with or
fabricate physical
evidence
Resist officer
without violence
Arrested Jan. 25
Bond has been set
to $3,000
Raul Merino, 35

'Belle Glade
-Traffic offense
DUI alcohol or
drugs
Arrested Jan. 25
Released Jan. 25


Alexander Gonzalez, 26
'Belle Glade
-Out of county
warrant
'Principle in the 1st
degree
Arrested Jan. 24
Released Jan. 24 to
Hendry Co. Sheriff's
Office

Markeus Hickman, 34
*Pahokee
'Out of county
warrant
SGrand theft third
degree
Arrested Jan. 26
No bond set booked
for Hillsborough Co.
Sheriff's Office

Rodney Dunson, 37

SSouth Bay
'Larceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested Jan. 24
Released Jan. 24 on
$3,000 bond


Crime

Stoppers
The Palm
Beach County
Sheriff's Office
is seeking as-
sistance from
the public in
locating the fol
lowing wantedoonte Thompson.
fugitive as of
January 22.
Donte Thompson, age 27,
also known as Douglas Thomp-
son, is a black male with black
hair and brown eyes. He is 5
feet 11 inches tall and weighs
approximately 190 pounds. He
has tattoos on both arms.
Thompson's last known ad-
dress is listed as S.W 7th St.,
Belle Glade.
He is wanted on felony
charges violation of probation:
resisting police officer with
violence, and misdemeanor
offense violation of probation:
criminal mischief.
Anyone with information on
the whereabouts of this wanted
fugitive is asked to contact the
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS (8477) or online at www.
crimestopperspbc.com.


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What is an Inguinal Hernia? Could you have one?


By Dr. Dayares Mobed
HRMC General Surgeon
Most people have known or
heard about someone who has
had hernia surgery.
Hernia surgeries are the most
common surgeries performed
today.
Would you be able to recog-
nize a hernia or be familiar with
the signs and symptoms caused
by a hernia?
What is a hernia?
A hernia, in general terms, is a
weakness or tear, by nature or iat-
rogenic (induced), causing pro-
trusion of bowel and fat through
the weakness.
Hernias are classified by their
location.
They can occur at all ages,
and can be congenital (noticed at
birth) or developed later in life.
What is an inguinal hernia? An
inguinal hernia is an abnormal
bulge or protrusion that develops
in the groin area (between the ab-
domen and the thigh).
This type of hernia is by far the
most common hernia.
A mother may notice swelling


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in her infant son's scrotum, when
her baby is crying; this is a typical
example of an infant hernia.
An inguinal hernia can also
develop when a portion of an in-
ternal organ such as the intestine,
along with fluid, bulges through
a weakened area in the muscle
wall of the abdomen.


Who is at risk for an inguinal
hernia?
There are certain risk factors,
which may predispose a person
to an inguinal hernia.
Though some patients do not
fall into these categories, the most
common risk factors include:
*Gender Inguinal hernias
are more common in males than
in females.
*Prostate enlargement Pros-
tate enlargement can cause strain-
ing during urination.
*Family history Your risk of
inguinal hernia increases if you
have a close relative, such as a
parent or sibling, with the condi-
tion.
*Certain medical conditions -
Having cystic fibrosis, a life-threat-
ening disorder that causes severe
lung damage and often a chronic
cough.
*Chronic cough from smok-
ing- A chronic cough, such as one


which occurs from smoking.
*Chronic constipation This
leads to straining during bowel
movements a common cause
of inguinal hernias.
*Excess weight Being mod-
erately to severely overweight can
put extra pressure on your abdo-
men.
*Multiple Pregnancies Mul-
tiple pregnancies can weaken the
abdominal muscles and cause
increased pressure inside your
abdomen.
Certain occupations Having
a job that requires standing for
long periods or doing heavy lift-
ing and physical labor increases
your risk.
Premature birth Infants who
are born sooner than normal.
*History of prior hernia sur-
geries If you've had one inguinal
hernia, it's much more likely that
you'll eventually develop another


one usually on the opposite
side.
What are the symptoms of in-
guinal hernia?
Inguinal hernias are charac-
terized by pain or a bulge in the
groin area when coughing, sneez-
ing, lifting or straining.
The swelling may be reduced
or even disappear when lying
down. In an infant, the hernia is
noticed as a swelling in the scro-
tum, when the baby is crying.
How is an inguinal hernia
treated?
There are various methods
and timings for hernia treatment
or repair.
If the hernia can be reduced or
pushed back and the symptoms
disappear, the surgery can be per-
formed electively.
If the hernia continues to be
painful and cannot be reduced,
there is a potential for bowel
strangulation, and hernia surgery
becomes an emergency.
Hernia repair in an infant or
child is done by surgically clos-
ing the defect of the hernia. In an
adult, however, a synthetic inert


mesh is overlaid on the defect for
a stronger repair.
Inguinal hernia surgery can
be performed by a small incision
in the groin or laparoscopically
through multiple tiny incisions
and the use of a camera.
Recovering from surgery -
Hernia surgeries are performed
on an outpatient basis, whereby
the patient is able to walk soon
after the procedure.
There are no dietary restric-
tions, and patients can resume
their regular activities within a
few days.
An inguinal hernia is one of
the many types of hernias. Other
types include: femoral, ventral,
umbilical, hiatal, and intra-ab-
dominal hernias. I will elaborate
on these types of hernias at a later
date.


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Public Forum


Clubs and organizations


Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and Glades County
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to Historical Society


www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to clewnews@newszap.com or call 863-983-9140,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone
calls can be printed.


Operation Crack


Down nets 6 arrests


By Eric Kopp
INI Florida
MOORE HAVEN -- The Glades
County Narcotics Task Force has
completed a two-week investiga-
tion into the street level sale of
drugs with the arrest of six Moore
Haven residents.
The operation, dubbed Opera-
tion Crack Down, also accounted
for the seizure of over $2,000 in
cash and one firearm. During
the operation law enforcement
personnel reportedly bought 82
grams of marijuana and over 20
grams of crack cocaine in 27 con-
trolled 'buys.'
Glades County Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon said the operation was
a "huge success."
Those arrested, along with
their charges and bonds, were:
ChaunceyA. Haynes, 30, sale
of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church (six counts), $140,000;
Artavistus L. Ware, 26, sale
of cocaine within 1,000 feet of
a church/day care (six counts),
$175,000;
Lebron J. Davis, 27, sale of
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church (four counts), $100,000;
Clarence Hunter Jr., 24, sale
of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
school, $70,000;
Carrie L. Hunter, 22, posses-
sion of marijuana over 20 grams
with intent to sell, $5,000; and,
Yolanda Hallback, 26, pos-
session of a firearm by a convict-
ed felon, $10,000.
Detective Sergeant Steve Har-
ris, of the Glades County Sheriff's
Office (GCSO), said warrants have
also been obtained for the arrest
of Albert J. Thomas, 35. Sgt. Har-
ris said he is charged with nine
counts of sale of cocaine within
1,000 feet of a church/day care.
However, Thomas apparently fled
Glades County when he heard the
other arrests were being made,
indicated the GCSO detective.
"We think Thomas fled to


Central Florida," said Sgt. Harris,
in a phone interview Monday,
Jan. 26.
Clarence Hunter, along with
his sisters Carrie Hunter and Yo-
landa Hallback, were arrested in
their home where undercover
personnel reportedly made co-
caine buys. Their home, said Sgt.
Harris, is 560-feet from Moore Ha-
ven High School.
When arrested, Hallback was
reportedly found to be in posses-
sion of a .22 caliber snub nose
hand gun.
The detective added that when
law enforcement personnel tried
to arrest Ware he ran from the
scene. In fact, he ran so hard that
"he ran out of his pants." When
law enforcement personnel re-
covered Ware's pants they found
cocaine, marijuana, prescrip-
tion pills and $350 cash $30, of
which, was money used during
the operation to make a buy, Sgt.
Harris said.
Ware's bond on those charges
was set at $83,500.
When Ware was captured
he was then charged with pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell, possession of marijuana with
intent to sell and possession of a
controlled substance with intent
to sell.
The detective went on to ex-
plain that as many as 20 cocaine
buys were made in the parking
lot of a Moore Haven business,
which is also across the street
from a church. Haynes, he con-
tinued, also made sales from the
parking lots of the Miracle Deliver-
ance Church and the Bethel Bap-
tist Church.
If drugs are sold near a church,
school or day care then the pen-
alty is enhanced to a mandatory
three years if the accused is con-
victed, said Sgt. Harris.
All of the alleged transactions
during the operation were record-
ed, both audibly and visibly.


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 members will receive a
free T shirt with payment of dues.
For further information, 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 resulting in
a move to the spacious Robin's
Nest RV Park clubhouse a few
years ago.


"Members provide home
cooked dishes for every dietary
need along with cold and hot
refreshments," said the energetic
president.
"This year's event promises to
be fun with an entertaining com-
mentary and prizes and games."
Proceeds from the show help
support the club's annual schol-
arship fund for local students.
Please contact any club mem-
ber for your ticket.
The cost is a reasonable
amount for a tasty lunch and ex-
citing 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.

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 volunteers to do
home repairs.
Material 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 America
is sponsoring a new program for
seven county areas.
You are invited to join an all-
challenged flag and show team
being organized in your area.
The program will be featured
for the challenged 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.


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 Pas-
tor Branham at 863-946-1852.
New Hope Baptist Church is lo-
cated on1057 E. Yaun Road in
Moore Haven.

Free bread provided
Free Bread provided by the
fine folks at the New Hope
Baptist Church located at 1050
Yaun Road in Moore Haven.

This will be every Tuesday
from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and ev-
ery Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12
p.m. or when the bread is gone.
Hard to believe, but the bread is
free!


Letters to the Editor


Misinformation on
Guantanamo
Detention Facility
President Obama has signed
an executive order to close the
detention facility at Guantanamo.
CBS News, in apparent support
for the decision, on Jan. 24 ran
a news item in which it quoted a
law professor saying his students
had reviewed the detainees and
determined that only a fraction
had been Al Qaeda associates
and inferring they were unlaw-
fully held.
CBS News ran this with no
questions asked about the appro-
priateness of this interpretation.
What the report did not indi-
cate was what number of detain-
ees were Taliban combatants or
those seized during acts of war-
fare against U.S. troops.
Undoubtedly, detainees taken
from Afganistan and transferred
to GTMO were thought to have
been combatants or active Al
Qaeda or Taliban leaders.
If the U.S. military takes enemy
soldiers prisoner, they are entitled


to hold them until the end of hos-
tilities according to the Geneva
Conventions.
They do not need to prove they
were guilty of any crime.
There is no legal requirement
to try enemy prisoners of war
for crimes in a federal court. (Of
course, for those who participat-
ed in planning the 9/11 attacks,
they can be prosecuted as a sepa-
rate matter.)
Additionally, if individuals are
not entitled to Enemy Prisoner
of War status, like the GTMO
detainees, they must be treated
humanely (a requirement of the
Geneva Convention -- it being
mistakenly reported in the media
that the U.S. was not following
the Geneva Convention) but can
be tried for any violations of the
Law of War for such crimes they
committed.
Therefore what is not being re-
ported is that the U.S. can lawfully
hold combatants until hostilities
are over, which they are not over.
We do not need to try these
folks at all so long as their com-
batant status has been affirmed
by a periodic military tribunal.


While some have argued
that the U.S. should have given
the detainees enemy prisoner of
war (EPWs) status as a matter
of policy and not used enhanced
interrogation techniques which
are not available for use against
EPWs, even EPWs can be held
until the end of hostilities.
Because so much attention has
focused on the legality of interro-
gation techniques not listed in the
Army Manual and what consti-
tutes "torture" (a subject matter
not capable of being understood
by anyone lacking access to such
sensitive information), certain
media outlets have apparently de-
cided that Guantanamo detention
itself must have been unlawful.
It is not unlawful to detain en-
emy combatants at GTMO until
the end of hostilities.
If GTMO is closed before the
end of hostilities in Afganistan,
these enemy combatants can be
held elsewhere.
So if it is not the intent to re-
lease the detainees, why close
GTMO and send them to places in
the U.S.? It is not a legal require-
ment to close the facility.


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Local Weather Forecast


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Moore Haven and the surrounding areas:
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers after 11am. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 79. Southwest wind between 6 and 10 mph.
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a
low around 56. North wind around 7 mph.

Extended Forecast:
Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a
high near 67. North wind between 8 and 10 mph.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with
a low around 36. Northwest wind around 6 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind between 3 and
10 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. North wind
between 3 and 5 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 72.


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Inaugural Dinner Dance, sponsored by the local NAACP branch and held at Devon's Bis-
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INI Florida -- The U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture announced
that it will offer lamb producers,
feeders, and first handlers the
opportunity to vote in a nation-
wide referendum on whether to
continue or terminate the Lamb
Promotion, Research, and Infor-
mation Order, authorized under
the Commodity Promotion, Re-
search, and Information Act of
1996. The referendum will be
held Feb. 2 to Feb. 27.
The referendum will be con-
ducted at USDA's Farm Service
Agency (FSA) county offices. To
be eligible to vote, persons must
certify and provide documenta-
tion, such as a sales receipt or
remittance form, which shows
they have been engaged in the
production, feeding, or slaughter-
ing of lambs during the period,
January 1, 2008, through Decem-
ber 31, 2008.
Beginning Feb. 2 and continu-
ing through Feb. 27, persons eli-


gible to vote should obtain form
LS-86 from a county FSA office ei-
ther in person, by mail, fax, or via
the Internet at: http://www.ams.
usda.gov/lsmarketingprograms.
Persons must vote in the refer-
endum at the County FSA office
where their administrative farm
records are maintained. For those
persons not participating in FSA
programs, the opportunity to vote
will be provided at the County FSA
office where the person owns or
rents land.
Form LS-86 and supporting
documentation must be returned
in person, by mail, or by fax to
the appropriate county FSA office.
The form and documentation re-
turned in person or by fax must
be received in the appropriate
county office prior to the close
of business on Feb. 27. The form
and documentation returned
by mail must be postmarked no
later than midnight on Feb. 27
and received in the county FSA of-


fice by March 6. USDA monitors
activities of the American Lamb
Board. The mandatory program
is financed by producers, seed-
stock producers (breeders), feed-
ers, and exporters who are as-
sessed one-half cent ($.005) per
pound when live ovine animals
are sold. The first handler, primar-
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cents per head on ovine animals
purchased for slaughter. Notice of
the referendum will be published
in the December 16, 2008, Federal
Register. Copies of the Final Rule
and Notice are available from the
Marketing Programs Branch; Live-
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A Historical Perspective on Spanish Florida


Missions in South
Florida

By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The lone, scholarly priest stood
at the edge of the lagoon, staring
across the sparkling, tropical wa-
ters until sea and sky merged as
one on the blue horizon.
The gaze remained fixed for
several minutes, as his mind
and spirit breached all earthly
obstacles and rose to terrestrial
heights.
The heavenly journey eluded
him when a slight noise awak-
ened him to a beautiful, but cruel
world.
The dreamy, sedated look
was replaced with an anguished
expression that crept across his
face.
Ocean borne winds had car-
ried the strange, muffled sound
across the water's edge, alerting
him to danger.
Tranquil eyes recoiled in hor-
ror at the sight of murderous men
emerging from dugouts, moving
swiftly to block his escape route
to the fort.
He stood mesmerized, para-
lyzed by a cold, ruthless fear that
coiled around his body, rendering
him immobile.
The dreadful shock was brief,
and primeval instincts overpow-
ered the fear.


In seconds, a will to live fo-
cused his entire being on the fort,
so close and yet so far.
Arms flew and legs raced, kick-
ing up puffs of sand as he sprinted
for his life.
Cries of anger echoed across
the Island, when the Indians real-
ized he was escaping.
Entering the fort, he collapsed
in a daze, gasping for air, while
alerted soldiers manned the fort
walls.
This fictitious tall tale reveals
the harsh life that men of the cloth
endured in "La Florida."
It is time to take "A Walk in
The Past" and read about the
early Spanish missions in south
Florida.
In 1566, Pedro Menendez de
Aviles, the newly appointed gov-
ernor of Florida, met with King
Carlos, the Calusa cacique, in the
province of Calus.
He rescued our ole friend Fon-
tanedo, several female mestizoes
(Indian and European mix) and
one female black.
Menendez negotiated and es-
tablished a temporary peace be-
tween the Spanish and Calusa,
but it came at a high price.
Carlos demanded he marry
his sister, and Menendez capitu-
lated to his demands because he
hoped the marriage would help
consolidate a peaceful truce.
He returned to Cuba with his
bride and the castaways.
The marriage was only a politi-


cal arrangement, so he made ar-
rangements for her to get housing
and religious training.
Menendez didn't return im-
mediately, but sent an expedition,
under the command of Captain
Reinoso, to build a fort and set-
tlement at King Carlos's village,
called St. Anthony, near present
day Charlotte Harbor.
Captain Reinoso was also
instructed to explore Lake
Mayaimis, known today as Lake
Okeechobee.
Menendez was hoping there
was a natural waterway crossing
south Florida, so that ships could
avoid the treacherous Florida
Straits.
In 1567, Menendez returned to
the province of Calus and found
an unhappy alliance between the
Spanish and Calusa.
The truce was further threat-
ened when Menendez insisted
that king Carlos make peace with
the Calusa's long time enemies,
the Tocobaga Indians of Tampa
Bay.
The real threat to peace came
from a Jesuit priest called Father
Juan Rogel.
King Phillip II had requested
priests for "La Florida," and Me-
nendez complied.
Father Rogel told the Calusa
Indians that it was wrong to wor-
ship graven images and practice
polygamy.
Centuries of tradition and reli-
gion were now being challenged


by a strange Spaniard and a
stranger religion.
King Carlos and the Calusa
people were furious when told
they must give up their idols.
The Calusa men got down
right testy when told they could
have only one wife.
Tensions were running high
between the Spaniards and Indi-
ans, so Menendez relocated the
fort to a neighboring island before
he returned to Cuba.
Casique Carlos's hate for the
Jesuit priest increased. Father Ro-
gel wrote in his journal, "Carlos
had a great hate against me es-
pecially because I discredited and
spoke evil about his idols.
"I did not go out more than
once each day for a thing that
could not be avoided and did not
go further than a stone's throw
from the fort."
Father Rogel wasn't winning
souls and feared his own might
soon soar from its earthly bonds.
He had lived at the fort for one
month, when a ship arrived with
supplies.
The ship's captain told Father
Rogel that the Spanish garrison
at Tampa Bay was in dire need of
supplies.
Father Rogel elected to return
to Cuba and help organize relief
for the beleaguered garrison.
Captain Reinoso reportedly
discovered (three days after Fa-
ther Rogel took leave for Cuba)
that Cacique Carlos was plotting


to massacre the Spanish.
The Spaniards claimed some
of the Calusa weren't happy with
Cacique Carlos and divulged his
plan to them.
Reinoso invited Carlos to the
fort.
Carlos came with two village
headmen, and Reinoso executed
all three.
The Spaniards selected a Calu-
sa rebel leader called Felipe to be
the next Cacique.
Felipe was a high ranking Calu-
sa, who claimed that he was the
rightful heir to the title Cacique.
The Spaniards reported that
the transfer of Calusa power to
Casique Felipe made life easier
for them.
Cacique Felipe experienced a
harder transition. Several Calusa
chiefs were unhappy with his cor-
onation and made new alliances
with the Togobagos Indians.
Apparently, no one was happy
with the new Cacique except the
Spaniards.
Captain Reinoso took a short
visit to Cuba in 1567, and returned
to find Cacique Felipe holding a
celebration.
Cacique Felipe's followers
were dancing with the heads
of four beheaded Calusa Indian
leaders that disapproved Cacique
Felipe's new title.
During his reign, Felipe killed
more than 15 Calusa leaders to
protect his position and life.
Captain Reinoso knew his


decision to appoint Felipe as the
new Cacique wasn't popular with
the Calusa.
He said, "Because matters in
that province have come to such
a pass and have been so disposed
that the reign and life of that caci-
que depends on the Christians not
withdrawing their support from
him because he is so disliked by
so many caciques and captains
among his vassals that, were it
not for the favor and support that
he enjoys among the Christians,
they would have killed him quite
a while ago."
There will be more "Tale
Tales" in next week's edition "A
Walk in The Past" when Spanish
missions and priest clash with the
Calusa culture.
I hope you have enjoyed this
story.
Contact the Clewiston Mu-
seum if you have questions, arti-
facts, pictures, or a "Whale of a
Tale" that you would like to share.
The Museum's hours are Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m.
Butch Wilson is the Clewiston Mu-
seum Director. He can be reached
at clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.
corn, or by phone at 863-983-2870.


Annual National Signing Day coming on February 4


Well over 15 area
seniors set to commit
on Super Wednesday

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
SOUTH LAKE REGION In just
six days, a slew of high school
football athletes will sign their let-
ters of intent.
Known as National Signing
Day, four of five area school will
be set to participate in this extrav-
aganza.
Unfortunately for Moore Ha-
ven, none of its seniors have been
offered by colleges as of yet.
Xavier Fagan, who, according
to MaxPreps.com, led the state
with 1,117 receiving yards to
end the regular season last year,
surprisingly has only a few small
schools even taking a look at him
at this time.
Jason Bond, the Terriers head
coach, was tight lipped on what
those schools were.
Hopefully, Fagan and his fel-
low outgoing seniors can pick
up offers at some point down the
line.
That's not bad news at all, giv
en the fact that some of the Class
of 2008's best athletes received
exactly zero offers before signing
day.
One could look no further than
Kardell Dunning, who graduated
from Glades Central High School
in 2008.
Arguably one of the best cor-
nerbacks in the state during his
senior season, Dunning didn't
receive any offers before the big
day,
Nevertheless, his patience
more than paid off when last
spring, Michigan and Louisville
were fighting hard for his ser-
vices.
Thanks to Henry Cook, Glades
Central's athletic director, Dun-
ning's game film was put on You-
Tube and Rivals.com, generating
thousands of hits.
It did happen after signing day,
but the premise of all that is just
one thing.
Colleges will find a talented
athlete, no matter what it takes.
After taking visits to Louisville
and Michigan during the spring,
Dunning was amazed by how the
college coaches treated him.
But in the end, Dunning chose
Louisville over Michigan partly
because he was promised an op-
portunity to start at cornerback
there.
Dunning, working his way
into Louisville's starting rotation,
made the possibility a reality,
when he made his debut against
West Virginia last season.
Firmly poised to make a big-
ger impact for the Cardinals in
his next three seasons, Dunning
may be able to look at the disap-
pointment and use it as a prime
opportunity to make it to the NFL,
possibly in 2012.

Big day ahead at Glades
Central
It could be argued that almost
all of the excitement on Super
Wednesday will come from
Glades Central.
Given the fact that no less than
20 Division I-caliber athletes are
on the team, only three of them
seem firmly committed to their


college choices at this time.
During this time last year, Ri-
vals.com four-star offensive line-
man Henry Orelus committed to
LSU, which seemingly ended any
suspense for the prospect.
But in the summer, Orelus, for
reasons unknown, de-committed
from LSU and switched to Florida
State University.
It's a known fact that players
are only orally committed un-
til signing day, so making a de-
commit will not bring any conse-
quences for a college prospect in
question.
This also applied for fellow
teammate Rantavious Wooten,
a Rivals.com four-star wideout
who's rated as the No. 30 overall
player in the state.
While Wooten announced his
oral commitment to LSU just
hours before Glades Central's
Aug. 29 Kickoff Classic game
against Dillard he later switched
his allegiance to the University of
Georgia.
Again, it's not uncommon for
a top flight athlete to do such a
thing.
In the end, Wooten, Orelus
and others are just making sure
that they're making the best col-
lege decision for them.
That's too bad for LSU, who
just lost two of the nation's top
prospects.
Outgoing senior James Melton,
a backup running back to fellow
classmate Antonio McCloude,
quietly made his college commit-
ment to Alabama State University
back in the fall.
Though it was Melton's only
official offer, he quickly accepted
the scholarship and hasn't looked
back since.
Quite a few other Glades Cen-
tral seniors have a great chance
of signing letters of intent next
Wednesday.
It won't be a surprise if these
athletes make official commit-
ments on Feb. 4:
Antonio McCloude
Rupert Bryan
Jim Knowles
Vincent Harper
Emmanuel Rackard
Robert Ferguson
Artavious Dowdell
Cartavious Baldwin
There could be even more
Glades Central signees, though it
won't be absolutely certain until
the big day.

Clewiston and Glades
Day seem set
Over at Tiger Country, it's
looking like there will be just one
player on track to sign the papers
next week.
Joe Roth, Clewiston's head
coach, said Darris Hughes, the
Tigers first ever 2,000-yard rusher,
will likely commit to Georgia State
University.
It's actually surprising that
Hughes had just one offer, consid-
ering the record-breaking season
he had.
With that being said, the
Clewiston coaching staff took
a deliberate approach in how
they'll showcase their seniors to
colleges nationwide.
Hard at work since the Oct. 17
bye week, Roth and his coaches
started taking the time out to
make game film for each of their
seniors.
The coaching staff, assigned to


conduct searches on each college
from Division 1, II, III and JUCO
(junior college), has recently
sent off tapes, hoping that
more outgoing seniors can obtain
offers down the line.
"The kids have worked very
hard for me all season long," Roth
said.
"Now, it's my time to pay them
back, I owe it to them."
As for Glades Day, it looks to
be busier than last year.
Jimbo Arnold, who currently
plays for Troy University, was the
only one who committed on sign-
ing day.
Jarrett Swaby (UCF) has left
for college earlier this month,
while Bo Schlecter recently made
an oral commitment to Georgia
State.
If everything goes as planned,
Hughes and Schlecter will be
teammates at Georgia State in the
future.
Interestingly, Georgia State will
not be fielding a football team un-
til the 2010 season.
In essence, academics will be
the key focus for both of them as
they become college freshmen.
De'Andres Jackson, who
scored a 29 on his ACT exam
and has a 3.5 grade point average
(GPA), received several college
offers to date.
The all-around athlete, who
took a college visit to Georgetown
University earlier this month, has
also been offered by Brown Uni-
versity and Air Force, among oth-
ers.
No one will know where Jack-
son will go until signing day.
Cody Dionne and Josh Cuth-
bert are the two others who may
officially commit for Glades Day
next week.
"Any college will be happy that
they land kids of their caliber,"
Glades Day Gators coach Pete
Walker said of his seniors.
"All of them are great athletes
and are men of character."

Pahokee prospects are
already set
Brandin Hawthorne and
Vincent Smith, both Michigan
commits, will sign their letter of
intents in Ann Arbor, Mich., ac-
cording to Pahokee head coach
Blaze Thompson.
The duo made their oral com-
mitments on Aug. 29, just one day
before their Kickoff Classic game
against Olive Branch, Miss.
The fateful news conference,
along with Nu'Keese Richardson
May 29 commitment to Florida,
proved to be among the state's
most exciting college announce-
ments in recent memory.
Later in the fall, Jacquan Bent-
ley, the Blue Devils former center,
made a commitment to Alabama
St.
Bentley will be joining Melton
as teammates for the next four
years, making for what's yet an-
other Glades Central-Pahokee
connection in college.
That's somewhat akin to what
Deonte Thompson (Glades Cen-
tral) and Janoris Jenkins (Paho-
kee) accomplished, as both cur-
rently play for national champion
Florida.
Jarvis Byrd, a four-star corner-
back who is Rivals.com's No. 41
player in the state, committed to
North Carolina State in the fall, as
well.


After taking a visit there re-
cently, he reportedly liked the
campus so much, that not even
offers from Wake Forest or Flori-
da State will change his mind.
Carlos Lammons, a defensive
back, recently announced that
he'll be going to the University of
Buffalo.
That leaves Willie Hickman,
who may choose Florida Atlantic
University next week as he con-
tinues to play cornerback on the
next level.
"There are a number of boys
that should be going to Division


I, but scholarship offers haven't
come in yet," Thompson said of
the remaining seniors.
Considering the fact that Pa-
hokee had 26 seniors on the 2008
team, it's somewhat surprising
that players such as Dexter Hol-
mes, Fontaine Hopson, Curtis
Daley, Tim Baker and Donald
Hester haven't been given a seri-
ous look.
As for Richardson, he'll likely
join Byrd, Lammons, Hickman
and Bentley on the signing ta-
ble next week at Pahokee High
School.


The All-American, unfortu-
nately, didn't leave for Florida as
previously planned.
"Most people still have to fin-
ish the year out and get cleared to
go to college," Thompson said.
"It just didn't happen for
Nu'Keese yet."
When it's all said and done,
Thompson seems firmly set on
what's to come next week.
"We're trying to get every-
body offers, but the reality is that
the ones who had offers already
will be signing," Thompson said.
Staff Writer Najl Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


Car Club visits local area


Event to be held in
LaBelle to support
local crisis center
The South Central Florida Car
Club will present it's 3rd Annual
Legends of the Road Super Cruise
on Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
in historic downtown LaBelle Fla.
This event will be held in con-
junction with the world famous
Swamp Cabbage Festival.
All car owners are welcome to
come and display your vintage,
street rod, classic, muscle cars
and trucks.
Trophies will awarded to
the top favorites in Participants
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PALM BEACH Margie A. Ben-
nett, passed away Monday, Jan. 19,
2009, after a lengthy illness. She
was 81.
Margie was born on Oct. 23, 1927,
in Alamo, Ga. She was a 1945 gradu-
ate of Pahokee High School, where
she loved to dance, was a member
of the Glee Club, and a cheerleader
for the Pahokee Blue Devil football
team.
Her professional life was spent in
the medical field most recently
working for Orthopedic Care Spe-
cialists for the past 14 years.
Margie was predeceased by her
beloved husband, Tom.
She is survived by her loving
daughters, Pamela Kelley (Clint) and
Tracy Gilbert (Charles); grandchil-
dren James, Natalie, Reade, Tiffany
and Michelle; four great-grandchil-
dren; her sister, Grace Maxson; her
niece and nephew, Patricia Nason
and Mike Maxson; her great-neph-
ew, Nat Nason; and her father-in-
law, Austin Bennett.
"Nana" will be lovingly remem-
bered by her family and friends for
her delicious southern cooking to in-
clude fried chicken, homemade gra-
vy, biscuits and collard greens.
Nana's tender care and generous
love for her family and friends will
be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers please make do-
nations in Margie's memory to Hos-
pice of Palm Beach County, Inc.,
5300 East Avenue, West Palm
Beach, FL 33407.


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Service.435



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2490 HookerREPLUIGEfany Extras $123,000
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
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10490 Colemon 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 Ludc Ln 2/1 5 Mobie Home oer 200 ft WATERFRONT $84,900
9805 Bay Dr Lakeport 3/2 Mobile Home $119,000
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
ToNs & Games 730
V 1s 735
Wanted to Buy 740




CARRIER 2 1/2 ton condenser
unit. Good condition $150.
863-675-1218
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


DRYER- KENMORE ELITE
LGHT COLOR $90.
(863)261-2511
ELECTRIC WATER HEATER 40
gal. NEW IN BOX GE. 12
YEAR TANK WARRANTY.
$320. (863)634-6189
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


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



NEW Hardback Patricia
Cromwell book Scarpetta
$15.00 (863)763-7165



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. Quickturn
around. Delivery available.
Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg,
(888)393-0335 www.Gulf-
CoastSupply.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 for 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,size 10 slim
and Fuscia size 12 slim.
$150. (863)558-0085
LADIES suits, dresses & pant-
suits sz 14 to 3X. also tops,
pants & shorts sz med &
up. $200 or sill separate
(863)763-7165 or 697-0206


ARIZONA CARDINALS 8x10
Upper Deck certified auto-
graph by Antrel Rolle- $45.
(239)590-5721
ARIZONA CARDINALS Larry
Fitzgerald Certified Jersey
Card 39/50. $55.
(239)590-5721
FOOTBALL CARDS 3000 +
cards in box/great gift $60.
(863)634-2131
PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS vil-
lage and accessories
$700/will sep.
(863)467-0290



COMPUTER Dell P4, 1GB
Ram, DVDRW, New "19
LCD! Call Tony $299.
(863)517-2782
COMPUTER Fast Dell Desk-
top, XR loaded Call Jose
$125. (561)261-1772
COMPUTER SCREEN COM-
PAQ 10" COMPUTER
SCREEN $20.
(863)261-2511
DELL 962 ALL IN ONE
PRINTER WORKS GOOD
NEEDS INK COPY, SCANS,
FAXES $30/neg.
(863)763-0380
(863)697-9521


ANTIQUE TREDDLE Sewing
Machine Must sell. $125.
(863)357-0166
BED mattress,foundation
reg.size w/hdb.and frame
like new $175.
(863)467-1381
BEDS (2) Complete, full size,
new sheets/bedspread & 2
electric blankets, $250/will
sep. Call 863-357-6229
COMPUTER DESK White.
Some storage. LaBelle $15.
(863)517-1663
DINING ROOM Table Beauti-
ful 42x42 table with exten-
sion plus 4 matching chairs.
$200. (863)675-3516
DINING TABLE Round
wood/iron table W/4 chairs.
anytime $150.
(8 63) 4 6 7 9 1 25
(863)634-4945
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
HOLDS 36" TV. 53" wide, 3
shelves, light color $50.
(863)467-2456
GLASS TABLE white iron &
glass table & 4 chairs on
casters. LaBelle $50.
(836)675-2653
LEATHER COUCH & SEAT -
good quality, antique rose,
smallersize forsmaller living
room $300 (863)675-4098
L-SHAPE SECT. off white,
w/teal/beige throw pillows,
Sm Enter Ctr, holds 32" TV
$250 neg. (863)675-6422
MATCHING BEDROOM Set
3pc twin, cottage style-
mattress included $350.
(863)983-7734
OFFICE CHAIRS 2, large
wingback, brown leather,
good condition $25 each
(863)467-4537
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 SLEEPER Queen size.
excellent condition very
clean $150/or best offer.
(863)357-7065
WHITE WOOD queen/full
headboard only in good con-
dition. $75/or best offer.
(863)357-6315
WOODEN Ent center couch,
nloveseat, 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


12 GUAGE esi de stevens
12 guage 18.5 double barrel
from 1970s $375/neg.
(954)933-6864
MAK 90 includes 20 mags
and 1200 rnds. $1200/neg.
(863)673-3893
SAVAGE MODEL 99E .308
caliber with scope. Excellent
condition. $600/or best of-
fer. (863)673-3893



EXERCISE TABLE Stauffer,
motor driven. Works great.
$50 (772)971-9474
GOLD'S GYM squat bar comes
w/300 Ib of weights & olym-
ic bar Excellent condition.
900/neg. (863)697-1247
HEALTH EXERCISE bike -
New exercise bike with back
support, programs, checks
I our pulse paid 300. $125.
863)634-5236
ORBITREK ELLIPTICAL Exc.
cond. tracks time, distance
& spd. For home use. $300
best offer. (863)697-1247
PRO-FORM TREADMILL -
Works perfect, spacesaver.
w/2FREE wristankle wgts.
$150. (910)546-2367
WESLO G -30 treadmill An
ideal treadmill for beginners,
the Weslo G-30 offers a 1.0
Continuous Duty HP motor.
Mintcondition! $100/or best
offer. (863)634-5506



KEROSENE SPACE Heater -
only used twice, like new
$50. (863)467-2456


LIGHT WEIGHT SCOOTER -
Asking $350. Can see at
2264 Hunter Rd. BHR or call
(863)763-5788
SCOOTER -Handicapped, 2
seater, 4 wheel, $800 or
best offer (863)467-6009


WHEELCHAIR -
863-675-1910.


$50. Call


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for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAAap-
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FOUR LOW RIDER 17" chrome
rims, universal lugs, 2 tires
$100 For All (863)801-4940
HOBART WELDER brand new
10,000 watt, 20 hp Kohler
motor $2,500.
(863) 840-0505 LaBelle
NOW AVAILABLE! 2009 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
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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 ) 35 7 5 7 7 3
(561)248-4487



KITTENS!!! Kittensfree!3 BIk
& Wh, 2 Gray Tiger, 1 BIk.
Beautiful & full of person-
ality! $0. (863)634-0567
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
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in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified




HOT TUB 4 person Octagonal
hot tub, new pump, new mo-
tor,Runs great!!! $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
SINGER QUANTUM Future
200 Embroidery Machine -
plus 4 hours lessons $450.
(863)467-0290



MOTORCYCLE HELMET -
Brand new HBC Helmet.
Open faced with visor. $50.
(863)357-2611
SLATE POOL Table Large ta-
ble (98" X 54") Leisure Bay,
Blue felttop, greatcondition.
Oversized ball and claw legs.
Balls & Cues included. Con-
tact Tues-Sun anytime
$650/or best offer.
( 8 6 3 )46 7 9 1 2 5
(863)634-4945
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another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.



KICKER SYSTEM SX650
AMP/12" L7/fairy cap/like
new in boxes $350.
(863)634-2131
SPEAKERS 2 15" Kicker CVR
in box with 2000 watt amp
$600. (863)697-9014
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?



COLOR TV Cable ready/con-
sole/25"/Sylvania $100.
(863)357-0166
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
CRAFTSMAN GENERATOR -
6300 watt/9100 watt surge
Must sell. $500.
(863)357-0166
SEARS Craftsman table type
router. Good condition $50.
863-675-1218


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Fanrm Feed/Products 810
Fanrm 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



DRIVING HARNESS Leather,
for standard size horse. Sells
for $500, Asking $150. neg.
Never used. (863)675-4098



BRIGGS 5.5 hp 2" pace water
pump. Used 1 time $150. or
best offer (863)610-2993
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.
(863)234-0819
(239)645-9596
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING -
Full size. Excellent condition.
Like new. $150.
(863)843-0759
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO
(863)763-5389



Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.



WESTERN HAT Bailey beaver
XXXX size 71A like new
stored in box $40.
(863)699-0813


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



Bank Foreclosures! 4 Br
$25 000! Only $225/Mo! 3
Br $12,500! Only $199/Mo!
5% down 15 years @ 8%
apr. for listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5669.
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,
2%2ba, 1 car garage. Stainless
Steel appliances, incl washer
/dryer. Furnished upon
request. Walking distance to
Lake Okeechobee & Roland
Martin's Marina in Clewiston.
$1000 mo. + $500 sec. &
until. ($100 +/-). Call for more
information. 732-496-5454


Mira Verde Apartments

Now renting 4 BR/2 bath apts.
$520.00 per month
Plus, first month free.

Security Deposit as low as $132.50
For qualified applicants.

Your new home awaits you.
So, come in before our specials run out.

863-675-3339
6760 Santa Fe North
Corner of Cowboy Way & Cedarwood
Pkwy. (or call for directions).


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! for list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
LABELLE- 4br, 2.5 ba, 2 sty,
remodeled, hdwd firs, roof,
kitch., appls, for rent/sale.
$950/mo (863)228-0010
MOORE HAVEN RENTALS
Furnished or Unfurnished
*3BR, 2BA MH, fenced yard,
1 acre, $725/mo.
* 2BR, 2BA MH, $575/mo.
*2BR, 1BA house on 2 lots,
fruit trees, new ceram. tile,
$750/mo.
*3BR, 1.5BA, MH, Screen
porch, fenced yard,
$650/mo.
*3BR, 2BA, Dbl Wide, on a
lake, $800/mo.
*Room for rent, $50/week &
up.
Weekly rentals with utilities
furnished. $165/wk & up.
(863)509-0096
PORT LABELLE, 2BR, 1.5BA,
single family house, w/gar-
age, $650 mo. plus sec.
dep. 863-634-2975.



OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Located at 201 Berner Rd
Call 863-673-2907
for more information.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




APT. BLDG. 5 unit, 2BR/1BA
each, $50,000 with owner fi-
nancing. Needs alot of work,
1156 Green St., Moore
Haven, FL. (561)685-3168
or (561)996-8030
BUILDINGS (2) over 3,000
s.f., on 3 lots, zoned com-
mercial/industrial at 521 E.El
Paso Ave., Clewiston, FL.
$350,000 with owner financ-
ing, we may rent.
(561)685-3168 or
(561)996-8030
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
For Sale. 4 Lots,
Call 863-673-2907
DUPLEXES (2) & church
bldg. on 3 lots, $75,000 with
owner financing. Moore
Haven, FL. 561-685-3168 or
561-996-8030


HOUSE FOR SALE
3br, 2ba,
Call 863-673-2907


6BR/3BA Foreclosure!
$29,900! Only $238/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $326/Mo! for list-
ings (800)366-9783 ext
5760
FORECLOSED HOME AUC-
TION FLORIDA STATEWIDE
Auction starts Feb 7th 1000
Homes MUST BE SOLD! Free
Brochure (800)678-0517
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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. FLIandbargains.com
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified
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go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.


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.


MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba
Homes of Merit, on almost
an acre. New oversized
driveway, w/option of buy-
ing the piece behind it to
make a full 2 acres! Bur-
ber carpet, wood floors
and tile throughout. Huge
chain link front & rear yard
w/childrens play set.
10x20 Suncrest shed
w/elec. & refrig/freezer.
Great neighborhood. Front
deck, 40' rear concrete
patio. Furnished for
99,000 owner financing
possible or make a cash
offer! (239)633-7173 Can
e-mail pictures



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 Financing
(866)938-1521

BUY LAND TODAY
* 5 Acres La Deca?
* 2 1/2 Acres Pioneer?
*2 1/2 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
SOUTH OF LABELLE 145
acres of producing orange
grove, avail, as 13,40,51,
90,132, or 145 acres. $6000/
ac. www.TommyCLand.com


Moore Haven 106 Seeley
Rd., 3 lots & a trailer, asking
$72,500 or best offer.
(863)233-9622/233-9075


South Carolina Bargain Golf
Access Lot! NOW $39,900
(was $139,900). Rare op-
portunity to own beautiful
view homesite in area's fin-
est golf community- NOW
for fraction of it's value.
Paved roads, water, sewer,
all infrastructure complete!
Golf front lots available at
comparable savings! Low
rate financing. Call now
(866)334-3253, x 2155
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doing you in, it's tme to
look for a helper in the
classified



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/native trees & land-
scaping. $199,000
Call 828-293-2542. Can
mail pictures. Please no
brokers or real estate
agents.




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
VIRGINIA MTN CABIN, Ready
to move in! Great views!
Near large stocked trout
stream, private, 2 acres, only
$159,500 owner.
(866)275-0442
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I Aarmens 90


I Apatment 090


BHR Furn Modular home 3/2
w/FI Room, IncI 3 HD TV's.
Just updated plumbing,
elect, new sod & sprink sys,
fenced, boat ramp, dock,
conc drive, car port, shed.
$138.500 OBO
(561)818-2348


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/zba, $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



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
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 f. 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
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.
8 6 3 ) 2 34 0 8 1 9
239)645-9596
FISHING BOAT Morgan, 24',
diesel, $4500.
(239)823-2587
LOWE 24' PONTOON Select -
50 hp, hard top, needs some
work $2500.
(863)697-2133
TROPHY BAYLINER 1985 -
20.8 ft w/bimini top, marine
radio, new atenna, fish/depth
finder needs outboard motor
only $1500. (863)634-7524





Thursday, January 29, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 9


ANN DYESS
SRPA& ESTATE MOER

. .; . -(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770


WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.CO

ANN DYESS LAUW
F863) 983-8979 Broke
(863)5


RESIDENTIAL
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent
3/2 Hookers Point $85,000
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced to
$190K
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres
PB County $149,000
4/2 Harlem $120,000
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1
Good income $174,900
3/2/2 with pool and guest-
house $245,000
4/2 corner lot fenced yard
with shed $239,000
3/1 Pasadena with shed
$159,000
3/2 with pool on Ridge -
1.3 acre lot $299,000
3/2 Ridgeview Add 2
$285,000
3/2 Home with pool and
apartment Davidson Rd
$176,000
3/2.5/1 Townhome
Lakeshore Villas $149,900
For Sale or Lease
4/2.5 Montura Ranches
Home on 2.5 acres fenced,
with pool and much, much
more! @ 249,000
3/1 W Ventura fenced
yard with shed $99,000


M EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
A SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGEUCA GONZALEZ
r Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
599-1209 (863)228-0023


4/2 Osceola with a/g pool
$154.9K
2/1 W Circle Great first home
$129K
2/2 Condo Bass 'n Sun fur-
nished $123 000
2/2 E Ventura Ave $85 000
5/2 Caribbean $189,900
3/2 N Lopez $168 000
Bass Capital Unit 402 $130K
2/1 WPasoadena $115000
MOBILE HOMES
3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop
- $79,000
3/2 DWMH with o/g pool
Evercane Rd Reduced
$165,000
3/2 DWMH Woodlands-
great secluded corner lot
$134,900
3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres
with horse-barn fully
fenced Montura REDUCED
to $84,900
3/2 DWMH on lake Alen Rd
$120K
Mobile Home Ftrk Nail's Rd
$280K
Package Deal 4 M-Homes
and 2 vacant lots Rental
Available Call for Details


3/2 DWMH has CBS outbuild-
ing Magnolia Lane $79.9K
3/2 1996 DWMH on 2.5
acres in Montura fully
fenced and remodeled only
$89,900
3/2 SWMH Hooker's Point
Rd $44 900
RENTALS
Call for Available Rentals
VACANT LAND
Montura 1.25 acre lots
available Call for Listings.
27.5 acres Pioneer
$245,000
11 Montura lots $12,000 each
Moore Haven 5res. lois $75K
Moore Haven 2 res. lots
$39,900
COMMERCIAL
200' US 27 frontage and
100'x120' lot behind -
$475,000
Offices (4) on Deanne Duff
$355,000
Store/Warehouse on Ventura
$385K
Warehouse (rented) + 85 stor-
age units (some a/c) E El Paso -
Call for details


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real estate Cheyl By atjr, Lc. 1Reltferoib (163 221-1562
Elsie Seller (239822-7490 Espanol
_ Jia s 528 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston Analel Mirida (863)228-6296 Sfipanol



Whiskey in Lakeport, FL
Furnished Condo's, R V Sites and I
Storage Units 2.25 Acres with Canal
4 Brand New 3/BR/2 5 BA Lennar Town Homes, Frontage and Easy Lake "0" Access
Amenities include' Pool. Gym and Cabana Offered at $399,000
Call for more details


CLEWISTON HOMES
*2BD/I BA in Della 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, w/
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. Just Reduced $224.900
*3BD/2BA CBS Construction, Completely
Remodeled with Many Extras] $171,500
*"Short Sale" 3BD/2BA on Osceola Ave.
With Pool, Asking $159.900
*3BD/IBA on Trinidad Ave. Great
Opportunity, $65,000
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT/LABELLE
*Sportsman Paradise' 2/2 w/ Large SunRoomrn
addition in Moore Haven Yacht Club. $98K
*2/1 MH, Lakeport w/ direct Lake-"O
Access Reduced to $109 K
*Waterfront 2BD/2BA w/ 2-Bay Boat House
Lakeport Completely Remodeled, $2 19K
*2/1 CBS home on 3 5 Acres 384 feet of
Highway 27 Frontage. Asking $[125K
62/2 CBS Home in Anchor Landings, Lakeport.
Waterfront with Lake "0" Access. Exceptional
Value At $159.000


ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot on Bond St Only $49,900
*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave $129 9K
*2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43 9K
* Highlands Co 10.28. & 80AC.
'Corner lot in Lake Placid, Reduced $79,900
*5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $75.000
*Vacant lot in Harlem, asking $14,900
* I 5 Acres in Hookers Point Rd Improvements
included $ 75.000
MONTURAIFLAGHOLE
* I 25 acre Lots avail Starting at $6,900
*3/2 MH on Riverside St 1.8 acre $I05K
*3/2 MH in Lindero St. 1.09 Acre.
only $112,500
* New Custom C.B S 4/3 in Flaghole. with all
extras Asking $330,000
COMMERCE AL/INVESTMENT
*RARE OPPORTUNITY! I 90 Acres Hwy
27 Frontage. Former Sonny's location
*Operating medical office w/retail space,
great location only $475,000
SMobile Home Park Great Investment
Opportunity Includes CBS Home with
Hy 27 frontage lust Reduced
*Industrial Rail/Business Park CR 835 Sale or
Lease 36.000 sL ft. building w/ bading docks. -
5600 sq ft metal building with truck bays
'28, 557 SQ Ft Buildmg visible from Hwy 27.
0.68 Acres with 40 parking spaces former
Hardware store. $ 649,000 or Best Offer


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MERCURY 4-STROKE 9.9
2004 Ready to go Fishing:
Here is a Complete Three
Item Set Located in Labelle.
1976 16ft Aluminium Boat
recently renovated with Trail-
er & 2004 Mercury 9.9 HP in
perfect condition (less than
80 hours use). Just hook it
behind your car! $1500/or
best offer. (863)675-3642
ROW BOAT 12', with pair of
7' oars, $50. Call
863-675-1910.
SAILBOAT Irwin, 37cc,
needs some work, $5,000.
(239)823-2587
SKEETER 150 BLKMAX 1982
exc.condition $3000/or
best offer. (863)675-7897
(863)517-0301



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 Winnebago, 1987
22' onan generator, self con-
tained $2,000 LaBelle
(239) 200-1159
JAYCO '01 35ft, 3 slides,
loaded, $13,900
(863)983-4949
KAR KADDY Select- Car dolly,
like-new condition with
brakes $1000.
(239)248-0082
MALLARD 2002, 26 it, travel
trailer, sleeps 3, good cond,
very clean $3900 or best of-
fer (518)469-0990




EVENRUDE 6 hp Six horse
outboard with Tank and
hose. Runs great. $350/or
best offer. (863)763-5150
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
HONDA 600 SHADOW 2000 -
Like new only 7000mi,new
tires & Batt $3000.
(863)673-8230
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.
(863)357-6315




ATV 260CC 2005 GREAT
COND. $1500/or best offer.
( 8 63 3 5 7 5 7 7 3
(561)248-4487
HONDA ODDESSY 1983,
250 CC, Fast, Good Condi-
tion $900 (863)610-2993
MINI SPRINT RACE CAR -
750 Kawasaki engine, Four
torsion bar suspension
$3500 (863)805-2877
SCOOTER Merits S541 Pio-
neer $695 (863)983-7949
SUZUKI VINSON 500 2006 -
Warn winch, Kodiak storage,
heated grips, delivery pos
$4000/firm. (772)204-2821


Automobiles




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




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,leather int.Call Jesus
spanish. $2500.
(239)822-7335
CHEVY CAVALIER 1996 Au-
tomatic, Air $1900
(812)989-3022
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,
cold a/c, antilock brks, pow-
er $2500 (863)763-8027
HONDA CIVIC 1995 runs
good $2000/or best offer.
(8 6 3 ) 2 0 1 3 49 2
(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
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 1997
EXC CONDITION,AU-
TO,V6,NEW TIRES!
$2800/neg. (863)697-2032
SATURN SL2 1994 runs
great; cold a/c; excellent gas
mileage; 120K miles.
$1500. (863)610-0084



MERCURY COMET 1965 -
unrestored car, was running.
or best offer $800.
(863)228-5044



CLUB CAR TWO SWEATER
2002 Excellent condition,
Hurry Call today won't last.
$1795. (863)843-0062
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 Jug
nuts, $100. (561)573-3499
SIDE STEPS NURF BAR SIDE
STEPS FOR 4 DOOR TRUCK
$150. (886)382-4764
TRANSMISSION Good-used
4L60E from GM 1500 4X4
$400. (863)801-5687



CHEVROLET 1500 1993 -
4-wd $1800/or best offer.
(813)393-7339
CHEVROLET SILVERADO
2004 White extended cab
truck/145,000 runs good,
a/c, auto. Tinted windows,
V-8, air bags, anti-lock
brakes $6500/or best offer.
(239)590-5721
CHEVY 3500 1980 4x4,no
titleruns great,new clutch,
flatbed $1500/or best offer.
(239)462-1564
DODGE QUAD '01 2500 se-
ries, diesel, has RV hitch &
tailgate, alum shell, $10,000
(863)699-0813
DODGE RAM 1500 4X4 1997
Good cond. 5-Speed Club
cab. $4800. (239)839-3455
FORD F150 1996 Extened
cab cold ac $2500/or best
offer. (863)532-9846
FORD F250 1989 4X4, 5
Speed, V8351, Run Great,
120K, $2100/or best offer.
(863)467-4678
GMC 1988, C70 Dump Bed
366 Engine $1500 Firm
(863)763-1370
SILVERADO One owner
1994 Ext cab, sportside bed,
V8, loaded, new paint in 05,
matching fiberglass topper
$3900 (863)697-2724
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, atuc,
basement or closet in
today's classified.



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



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
Buying a car9 Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.




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 $1550
(863)467-4256
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Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 07-770-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twenlieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida,wherein PFI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants,, I will sell to
the highest and besi bidderfor cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle at 1100
o'clockAM an Feb 11, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, Io wit
The East' of the NW A of the NE A
of the NE of Section 14, Township
44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry
County, Florida. Also known as Lot
3574 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
an unrecorded subdivision
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court al LaBelle, Florida this Jan 15,
2009
BARBARAS BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Courl
Hendry County, Florida
By /s/D Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
308657 CN 01/29;02/05/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-774-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, el al
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Courl
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry Couty, Flrida, wherein P-
LA HOME DEVELOPERS, INC, VIAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants,, I will sell to
the highest and best bidderfor cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on Feb. 11, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 14, Block 75, MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES, first Subdivision, accord-
ing to the map or plat thereof as re-
corded In Pla Book 3, Pages 37, 38
and 39, Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as af the date
of the ths pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (10) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Jan. 15,
2009.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By: /so/D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
308658 CN 01/29,02/05/09

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Publi Noic 00


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-756-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC ,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
us
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, metal,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judomeni of Foreclosure dated
Jan. 16, 2009, entered in Case No.
2007-765-CA Of the Circuit Court of
the Twentieth JudicialCircuit in and or
Hendry County, Florida, wherein PILAR
HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIANCA P
AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI PEREZ,
RICARDO oRTIZ, and MARIA ORTIZ,
are Defendants,,I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash in the
Hallway in front of the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court Adminmistration Building, 25
Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle at 11 00
o'clockAM on Feb. 11, 200, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit
The East of the SW of the SE
or the SW y' of the NE y of Section
15, Township 44 South, Range 32
East, Hendry County, Florida, also
known as Lot 3258 in MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES an unrecorded sub-
division,
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the dale
or the is pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (50) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florido this Jan. 20,
2009
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
308448 CN 01/29;2/5/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-771-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, et al
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Jan. 15, 2009, entered in Case No.
2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court of
the Twentieth JudicialCircut in and for
HendryCounty, Flrrida,wherein PILAR
HOME DEVELOPERS, INC, VIANCA P
AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI PEREZ,
RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA ORTIZ,
are Defendants,, I will sell tothe high-
est and best bidder for cash in the
Hallway in front of the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court Adminislration Building, 25
Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock AM. on Feb. 11, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 2, Block 28, MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES, first Subdision, accord-
ing to the map or pit thereof as re-
corded In Plal Book 3, Pages 37, 28
and 39, Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as f the date
of the Is pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (50) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Jan. 20,
2009
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Courl
Hendry County, Florida
By: /s Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
308453 CN 1/29:2/5/09
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is herby gwen that pursuant Io call of the Board of Supervisors o Rilta Drain-
age District,, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Stautes 1941, and law
amendatory thereto,the Annual Meeting of the Landownersa f Rta Drainage lDis-
trict forth year200B, will be held at Unted States Sugar Corporation, Molasses
Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at
11 00 PM, for the purpose of
1 Electin one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years
2 Receivng annual reports and taking such action wth respect thereto as the
landowners may determine.
3 Transacing such other business as may properly come before the meeting
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY Steve Stiles, President
308929 CN 1/29:2/5/09


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NOTICE CALLING FOR BIDS
City of Moore Haven

Bid Deadline' 2:00 pm February 3, 2009
Place of Bid Receipt City of Moore I laven City I lall PO.
Box 399, 299 Riverside Dr Moore Haven, Fl. 33471
All sealed bids shall be clearly marked on the outside of the
envelope the SEALED BID MARINA BOAT REPAIR LEASE
PROJECT DESIGNATION: CITY OF MOORE
HAVEN MARINA BOAT REPAIR LEASE

Licensing, Certifications, and Insurance Requirements
Minimum one million dollars ($1,000,000) any one occur-
rence Liability Insurance.

Scope of Services: To lease for repairs and storage up to
three (3) water buses in preparation for placing in use for
public service.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Moore
Haven in Glades County, Florida acting by and through its
Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as "CITY," will
receive up to, but not later than, the above-stated time,
sealed bids for the award of a contract for the leasing of up
to 3 water buses located Banyan Bay Marina in Dania Beach,
Florida. Bids shall be received in the place identified above.
Those bids timely received shall be opened and publicly
read aloud at the above-stated time and place.

Plans and specifications and Project documents are on file at
tie City of Moore Haven City Hall for free of charge. They
can be obtained by contacting Maxine Brantley, City Clerk
at (863) 946-0711 or Michael Jones, Director of Public
Works at (863) 946-0909.

The CITY reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to
waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the
bidding process. No bidder may withdraw any bid for a
period of thirty (30) calendar days after the date set for the
opening of bids.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Merlot III, LLC, holder ofthe following certificate
has filed said certificate fora tax deed Io be issuedthereon The cerlificale number
year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which It was assessed
are as follows:


CERT
an YFnR


NAME IN
DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1-14-44-32-A00.n0131-0000 Efrain Contreras & Paula Conlre-


The South one-half the Soulhwest one-quarer of the Northwest one-quarter othe
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 Lot 3424, MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights nor owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property heing in the County of Hendry, Stee of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such cerlificale will be sold Io the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 1100 A M, an 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
305322 CGS 1/22,29;2/5,12/09

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given thai pursuant to call of the Board of Sup ervisors of Pahokee
Water Control District, the annual meeting of the landowners oNPahokee Water Con-
trol District for the year 2009, will be held at the office of said District located at
2B32 N Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday, Feb-
ruary 11, ,20009, at 9 00 o'clock in the forenoon for the purpose of
1 Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3 years
2 Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect Ihereto as the
landowners may determine; and
3 Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence uponR which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
By /s Kenneth McDuffie
President
308431 SUN 1/29;2/5/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NO'ICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank R & June E. Harben, holder of the follow-
ng certficate, hasfiled said certificate fora tax deed no be issued thereon The cer-
tifcate number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which Ir
was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
523 2005 1.27-43-29-010-DOF2-0440 Hilda Calzada, Dolorez Deleon,
Santiago Mlagros,& Lisstte Molina Lopez
From the intersection othe North line of Section 9, Township 44 Soulh, Range 29
East, Hendry County, Florida, wirh the centerllne of State Road 29, run South 345'
East along the center line of Slate Road 2 a distance of 2,499.30 fee to the Point-
.f-Beginnin, thence North S6 34' East, 450 feet, thence South 3 45' East, 75 feet,
thence South 6 34' West, 450 feet, thence Norlh 345' West 75 feet to Ihe Point-o-
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 Bulsness LoIs 44, 45 and 46, Section F-2, LaB elle Ranchenes
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights nol 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 certdicate shall beo redeemed according to law, the property described
in such cerlificale will be sold Io the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administrallon Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Third Thursday in the
month of February, which is the 1 th 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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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE


SUBMITTED BY R Scott Cooper


DATE 2/24/09


SUBJECT AREA: 520 Deferred Compensation Plan (IRS Code 457)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE The proposed rule establishes the policy for
deferred compensation plan (IRS Code 457)
CITATION OF LEGAL AU-
THORIM: 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 100143 F S
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
C0ost, at the Office of Ihe Superintendent of Schools
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for deferred com-
pensation plan (IRS Code 457)
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
adddonal district economic impact in excess of $10 00 except for the costs of
printing and dislriboutions
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E Hickpachee Avenue, LaBelle, FL a 5 30 p m or as soon thereafter as
the mater may be heard on February 24, 2009,
Notice Any person who wishes o provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or 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 by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a lime and date to be advertised In Ihe
future
Notice The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
guest, m writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of
schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of Ihis notice The request shall
specify how he person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the pro-
posed rule.The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons
an opporlunily to present evidence and argument on the issues under consider.
action
Notice Inspeclion and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules maybe 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 Ihe proposed rule
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participation this process, please
enliy he Superintendent Of Schools ri (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Latelle, Florida 33935 at least 4B hours prior to the meeting or work-
shop
Notice If the School Board adopts he proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be riled in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120 54(3)(e), ,FS
30B422 CBCN 1/29,2/5,12/09


HENRY 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, 100141,100149, 100151, 1001,42,
and 1001.43 F.S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE 11221,1001 41, 1001 49, 1001 51,
1001.42 and 1001.43 FS.
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)).
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 disltnbutions
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL a 5 30 p m or as soon Ihereafter as
the maner may be heard on February 24, 2009
Notice Any person who wishes Io provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or 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 by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held al a hime and date to be advertised in the
future
Notice The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
uest, in writing, a hearing The request shall be submited to the Superintendent of
schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall
speciy how he person requesting the public hearing would be affected bythe 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 lothea ency regarding draft rules maybe obtained by request, in writing,
to the Superinten t of Schools
Notice The School Board may recognize any material which may be udicially 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 la 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 40 hours prior to the meeting or work-
shop
Notice if the School Board adopt Is he proposed rule, one certified Copy f the pro-
posed rule shall be riled in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(31 (e), F.S.
3000B7 CN 1/22,29,2/5 CB 2/5/09

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS
FARM LEASE
BELLE GLADE TRANSFER STATION
QUOTE NO QO0-235/SLB
The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (Authority) hereby solicits quota-
tionsfrom interested parliesforthe lease Of one parcel oAulhority owned land The
parcel being offered Is approximately sixteen (16 acres (more or less) of farmland
The parcel is adjacent to the Authority's Belle Glade Transfer Station, located at
1701 Slate Road 15, Belle Glade, FL The potential lessee is requiredto maintain the
parcel asfarmlandwilh certain crop stipulations The potential lessee, in addition Io
an annual lease payment, will be responsible for propertyiaxes on the parcel,which
in 200 was $1,031 97 Any other taxes, which may accrue to the parcel, will be
the responsibility of the potential lessee
The Authority will receive sealed quotations at the Authorily'sAdministrative Offices,
located al 7501 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33412, until 5 00 p m, local
time on Thursday, February 12, 2009. Sealed quotations shall be plainly marked
"Quotation for BGTS Farm Lease, No Q00-235/SLB" on the outside of the enve-
lope
All quotations must conorm tothe instructions in the quotation package Interested
pares may obtain a copyof the quotaon aheabove address or bycalling Barba-
ra Novello at 561-640-4000, ext. 4527. The quotation can also be downloaded from
the Aumoityan web site at w me or
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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 2/24/09
SUBJECTAREA 230 Injury or Illness In Line of Duty (wlth 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 53,101222, 1001 42 and 100143 FS
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1012.53, 1012.22, 1001.42 and
1001 43FS
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full ltext of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:The proposed rule establishes the policyfor injuryor 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 Ihe 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 Io provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publica-
ilon of this notice
Notice If requested in writing and nol deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the
future.
Notice The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted 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.
all on
Notice Inspeclion and copying of all written materials conslituling public records
submittedto 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 min order to participate in this process, please
notify the Superinendent of Schools at (8053) 674-4542 or al 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
12054(3)(e), FS
308097 CN 1/22,29,2/5 CB 2/5/09 1
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS TO CONSIDER PROPOSED
AMENDMENTS TO THE HENDRY COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
Notice is hereby given Ihat Ihe Local Planning Agency (LPA) of Hendry County will
hold a public hearing an February 11, 2009, at 00 p m, at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, La Belle, Florida, to
discuss proposed changes to the Hendry Count Land Development Code The LPA
will determine the changes are consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive
Plan and will review the changes for consistency with the Hendry County Land De-
velopment Code
The recommendations of the LPA will be made to the Board of County Commission-
erstfor final consideration ata public hearing This hearing will be held on February
24, 2009 a 5 05 p m, at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers,
25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida.
The ordinance amendmentlsare available for public Inspeclion at the Hendry County
Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida,and maybe
viewed Monday Ihrough Friday from 8 00 a m to 5 00 p m
nierested parties may appear at the hearings and be heard with respect to the ordi-
nance amendments All advertised public hearingsaresubjeclto Section 280 0105,
Florida Statutes, which states if a person decides to appeal any decision made by
the Local Planning Agency or Board of County Commissioners with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure hat a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based
Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENRY COUNTY CODE OF
ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-53-5 5, TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANG-
ES TO THE REGULATIONS GOVERNING MINING, PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITf, PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND
SCRIVENER'S ERRORS, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
Orvell Howard, Chair Janet B Taylor, Chair
Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of
County
Commissioners
308670 CB/CN 1/29/09 1

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certcfi-
carte, has filed said certificate for a tax deed Io be issued thereon The certificate
number, year ef Issuance, description of property and the name in which II was as-
sessed are as follows:

CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
837 2005 1.13-44-32-A00-0104-0000 Rosa M Bogardus &
Arturo Bogardus
The South one-half ofthe Northwestone-quarter ofthe Northeastonequ arteroflhe
Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarler of Seclion 13, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road of the West 30 feel thereof Also known as Lot No 3546, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision
Less and except, Gas, Oil and Mineral rights nol owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways ef record
All of said properly being in he 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 Ihe Third Thursday in Ihe
month of February, which is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated hbis 241h day of December, 2008


305383 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 Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certfi-
cute, has filed said certificate for a tax deed be issued thereon The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which il was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
850 2005 1.13-44-32-AOO.-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 of the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road
of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot 3555 in Monlura Ranch Eslates
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 properly 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 Ihe
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

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant lo Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Glades County:
Bexley Brothers Inc (Bever Ranch) PO Box 10, Sumlerville, FL 335B5, has submit-
ted Application 081204-18 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00226-Wto irrigate
295 acres of agricultural lands with livestock. The water will be withdrawn from
groundwater and the project Is located in Seclions 13,19,20,23,24, Township 38
South, Ranges 33,34 East.
Nobles Farms Inc (Cypress Creek Grove) PO Drawer 2310, LaBelle, FL 33975, has
submitted Application 081216-2 for renewal of Water Use Prmit 22-00375-Wto ir-
rigate 275 acres of agricultural lands The water will be withdrawn from the C-43
Canal and the project is located in Sections 20,29, Township 42 South, Range 30
EastI
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the appli-
cation by writing to the SullhFloridaWaler ManagementDistricl, Attn Environmen
tal Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but
such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the
date of publication
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings
Application statusand associated documents can also be obtained by accessing Ihe
District's webseile (www.sfmd.govi and selecting the Application/Permit Search on
the ePermitting page Substanlially affected persons are entitled to request an ad-
ministrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written
request after reviewing the staff report.
308790 CGS 1/29/09

City of Clewiston

NOTICE

San Pedro Street Upgrade A Community
Redevelopment Project to upgrade San Pedro Street
at U.S 27 extending to Sagamore Avenue. The
project consists of new drainage, walkways,
parking, landscaping and street improvement.
The final design of this project is available for review
in the City Building Department, 121 Central
Avenue. A public hearing for final approval of this
project will be held on February 16, 2009 at 5:30
p.m., Clewiston City Hall, 115 VenturaAvenue. Call
(863) 983-1500 for questions or information.

CITY OF CLEWISTON

Travis Reese
Building Official


NOTICE OF APPLICATfION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutles
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verdot VI, LLC, holder of the following certificate,
has filed said certificate for a laxdeed 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 2005 4-10-43-29-060-2345-0220 James Louis Kengla
Lol 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 said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according lolaw, 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.


30537 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 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
1091 2005 1-22-44-32-010-0044-0090 Atlmaram Maharal &
Rishmanie Maharaj
Lot 9, Block 4, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the
plat thereof recorded In Plat Book3, Pages 37,38, and 39, Public Records of Hend-
ry County, Florida.
Less and except, Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prier owner
Subject to existing easements and righ of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, Stale of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according o law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to th highest bidder at he Clerks 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


305370 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 Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certify.
care, 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
1022 2006 1-22-44-32-010-0001-0070 Red Head Dreams Holdings, Inc
Lo 7, Block 1 in MONTUR RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39 of Ihe Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except, Gas, O01 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, Stale of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according lolaw, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks 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


305354 CGS 1/22,29,2/5,12/09


Blrarbaa S Buler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


INVITATION TO BID
Pittman Contracting, Inc will be accepting bids for The Hendry County Jail-96 Bed
Addilion project Bids will be due no later than 2 00 PM, March 3,2009 A pre-
bid meeting will be held on-site at 10:00 A.M February 12, 2009. The project
consists of the following Pre-Engineered Metal Building, pre-fabricated seel-
cells, concrete work, masonry, metal sluds, drywall, fire alarm/sprinkler system,
generator, site-work,
Bids should be delivered to Pdlman Contracting, Inc 531 E El Paso, Clewiston,
Florida 33440 or mail Io juan@plttmanconlracling comr For any additional in-
formation call 863-983-5300 during normal working hours. All Subcontractors
aore required I carry Commercial GeneralLiabilitylnsurance, Automobile Liability,
and Workers Cump in compliance Io Hendry County Slatutory Llmits
308881 CB/CN 1/29;2/5/09

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant lo call of the Board of Supervisors of Bolles
Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and
law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Bolles Drainage
DIsrictfor the year 2008,will be held al United StatesSugar Corporation, Molasses
Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at
10:30 AM, for the purpose of:
1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
]hereto as the landowners may determine
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before
the meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BY: Jason Langdale, President
308920 CN 1/29,2/5/09

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Dlsseon
Island Conservancy District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes
1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Dis-
stun Island Conservancy 0 District for he year2008,wgll be held al United Slate Sugar
Corporation, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday,
February 10, 2009 at 10:00 A.M., 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 as may properly come before
Ihe
meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
BY: Jason Langdale, President
308926 CN 1/29,2/5/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Bank Allandic Attn: J. Chin, holder of the follow-
ingcertificate, has filed said certificate for a laxdeedto be issued thereon The cer-
iflcale 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 3-01-43-34-010-0435-0070 Elvira Gonzalez
Lots 7 & 8, Block 435 of the subdivision of Block 111 in the City of Clewiston, Florl-
da according to 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, Stale 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 Ihe 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
305319 CGS 1/22,29;2/5,12/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO 07-767-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC
a Florida Corporation, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-755-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circut in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA R AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants,, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of Ihe Clerk of the
Circuil Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle atl 11:00
o'clockA M on Feb 11,2009,theffol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
The East 'A of the NE % of the NW ',
of the NE 'A of the NW '% of Section
13, Township 44 South, Range 32
East, Hendry County, Florida. Also
known as Lot 3700 in MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES an unrecorded
subdivision.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Jan 15,
2009.
BARBARAS BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By /0s/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
308651 CN 1/29;02/05/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO 07-766-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC ,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC
a Florida Corporation, et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered In Case
No. 2007-755-CA oM the Circuit Courl
of the Twenlieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants,, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle al 11 00
o'clock M an Feb 11,2009,the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit
The South of the SW of the NE
'A of he NE 'A of he SE 'A of Section
14, Township 44 South, Range 32
East, Hendry County, Florida. Also
known as Lot 2956 in MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES an unrecorded sub-
division.
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than Ihe property owner as of the dale
of the UIs pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (50) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Jan 15,
2009.
BARBARA S BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Courl
Hendry County, Florida
By /s/D Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
308662 CN 01/29,02/05/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 07-765-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC ,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC
a Florida Corporation, et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered In Case
No. 2007-755-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twenlieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein Pl-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle al 1100
o'clock AM on February 11, 2009,
the following described property as sel
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit
The North %' of the NW 'A of the SW
'A of the SE 'A of the NW A of Sec-
tion 15, Township 44 South, Range
32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also
known as Lot 3159 in MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES an unrecorded sub-
division.
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than Ihe property owner as of the dale
of the lIs pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this January
15,2009

BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Courl
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
308663 CN 1/29,02/05/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No 08-142 CP
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
LEVI SANFORD ARNOLD
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Levi
Sanford Arnold, deceased, whose dale
of death was July 21, 2008, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, Ihe address
of which Is PO Box 1760, La Belle, FI
33975. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
Ave creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the dcedent's estate on whom
a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
DR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
All other creditors of the decent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
Is January 29, 2009

Personal Representative
Ralph Elver
Florida Bar Number 215848
Ralph Elver, PA
Attorney for Personal Representative
RO. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
(863) 675-5800
Patsy J. Dougherty
2250 SR 80 W Let 75
LaBelle, FL 33935
308870 CN 1/2S;2/5/09

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 07-759-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corp oration
Plaintiff
vs.
PILLAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANTTO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-755-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circu m and
for Hendry Coun, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA R AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants,, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
Ihe Hallway in front of Ihe Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clockAM on Feb 11,2009,thefol-
lowing described property as sel forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
The North '% of the NW'A of the SW
% of the SE A of the NW '% of Sec-
tion 15, Township 44 South, Range
32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also
known as Lot 3159 in MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES an unrecorded sub-
division.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Jan 15,
2009.
BARBARAS BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By /s/D Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
308650 CN 01/29;02/05/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-773-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC ,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corpralion, et al
De endants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Jan. 16, 2009, entered in Case No.
2007.-765-CA of the Circuit Court of
Ihe Twentieth Judicial Circuit In and for
Hendry County, Florida, wherein PILAR
HOME DEVELOPERS, INC, VIANCA P
AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI PEREZ,
RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA ORTIZ,
are Defendans,, I will sell to the high.
est and best bidder for cash in the
Hallway in front of the Clerk of the Cir-
uit Court Administration Building, 25
Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle at 1100
o'clockA.M. on Feb. 11,2009, thu fol-
lowing described property as sel forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit
Lot 1, Block 28, MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ac-
cording to the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37,
38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than Ihe property owner as of the dale
of the lIs pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Jan. 20,
2009
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
308447 CN 1/29,2/5/09

NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
February 5,2009
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Brandy Love:
Refrigerator, baby crib, microwave,
dresser, misc items
Property of William Clark:
2 bicycles, shredder, car seal, kids toys,
bookshelf, misc items
308943 SUN 1/29:2/5/09


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN THEE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING
CORR F/K/A GREEN TREE FINANCIAL
SERVICING CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
VS. CASE NO. 08-1123-CA
LORENZO SHELTON SR AIK' LOREN.
ZO SHELTON; THE INKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LORENZO SH TON SP,
AN /A LORENZO SHELT ., MAR"
HELTON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUS
F MARY L. SHELTON; IF VING, IN-
UDING ANY UNKNOWN HOUSE n
.AID DEFENDANTSS, IF R lARRIE
ND IF DECEASED, THE RISPECTI
KNOWN HEIRS, 'EVISEE
RANTEES, A SIGNEES, C EDITOR
IENORS, AN' TRUSTEE., AN AL.
THEIR PER: ONS CLAIM I NG B"
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGA ST TI
AMED DEFE DANT(S); P, ME A -
EPTANCE CORP, STATE 0 FLOOR
)A; WHETH :R DISSOL D 0
RECENTLY EXISTING, T GETHEi
WITH ANY G ANTEES, AS IGNEE ,
CREDITORS, L NORS, ORT USTEE
OF SAID DE. NOANT(S) D AL
OTHER PERS NS CLAIM G B.,
THROUGH, UN 'ER, OR AGA ST DE-
FENDANT(S); I KNOWN TE ANT#1:;
UNKNOWN TE IANT #2
Defendants)
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 Io 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 allorney, Law
Offic-
es of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King
Palm Dri, Tam a, FL 33619-1328,
telephone (813) 15-8660, facsimile
(813)915-0559, within thirty days of
the firs publication of Ihis Notice, Ihe
nature of this proceeding being a suit
for foreclosure of mortgage against
the
following described property, to wit:
LOT 10, BLOCK E, HARLEN ADDITION
NO. B, PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 135 AND
137, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To include a:
1995 GREEN BOAT TRAILER, VIN
FLFLS70A2368OGH31 AND
71292777
1996 GREEN BOAT TRAILER, VIN
FLFLS70B23680GH31 AND
71292776
A/K/A
2500 9TH STREET
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
If you fall to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will
be en-
ltered 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
Disabiltlies 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, If you are hearing impaired
call 1500-955-8771 (TDD), or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
307771 CGS 1/22,29/2009


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
Plaintiff
vs
GILBERTO CLAROS A/K/A GILBERTO
CLAROS HERNANDEZ, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACION
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, HENDRY
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 HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, THENCE WEST 02 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
EAST15 FEET OF LOT 453, NORTH LA
BELLE HEIGHTS.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MO.
BILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, SERI-
AL NUMBER SBHGA1510501390A &
SBHGA1510501390B
has been filed against you and you are
required Io serve a copy of your written
defenses within 30 days after the first
publication, if any, on Florida Default Law
group, PL Plaintiff's alorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate La ke Drive,
Suite 300,Tampa, Florida 33634, and file
the original with this Court either before
service on Palaintff;s attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter, otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de.
handed in the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once a
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Clewislon News,
WITNESS my handand and he seal of the
Court on this 13th day of January, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Court
By /1/ 0 Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group PL
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, FL 33522-5018
NMNC-FHA-R-klartmaier -F00804192
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
clal 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.
phone number (813)335-2299;
1-800-955-8771 (TOD) or
1.500-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay
Service, nol later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 5 00
PM. at The Greentree South Commu-
nity Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-772-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plantff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, aet al
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
forHendr County, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HO E DEVELOPERS, INC, VIAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on February 11, 2009,
the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
Lol 7, Block 12, MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES, first Subdivision, according
to the map orplat thereof as recorded
In Plal Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39,
Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida,
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the properly owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Jan. 15,
2009.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By: /s/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
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Ethanol plant planned on Lykes Brother Property


Variety of sugar cane
to be turned into fuel

By Pete Gawda
INI Florida
There may soon be a new in-
dustry in the area that would not
only employ more people but
would help cut this country's de-
pendence on foreign oil.
Verenium Corporation, a pio-
neer in the development of next
generation cellulosic ethanol, re-
cently announced its partnership
with Lykes Brothers to build the
first ever, commercial scale cel-
lulosic ethanol facility in nearby
Highlands County.
The plant would be located
on Lykes Brothers property on S.


R. 70 just west of the intersection
with the northbound section of
S.R. 721.
One of the good things about
this method of ethanol produc-
tion is that it does not use corn or
other food sources as raw materi-
al. Lykes Brothers will be growing
a variety of cane that is not used
for sugar. The ethanol produced
will be blended with gasoline to
make it go further.
According to Kelly Linden-
boon, Verenium's vice president
for corporate communications,
Verenium partnered with Lykes
Brothers because they are a well
known and established land own-
er. She said they have talking with
Lykes Brothers for some time.
"We foresee great potential for
fuel production from biomass,"


asserted Howell Ferguson, CEO
and Chairman of the Board of
Lykes Brothers, "and we believe
that it will offer significant bene-
fits for the U. S. and for agriculture
throughout Florida. It is exciting
to join in a project using cellulosic
ethanol technology pioneered at
the University of Florida Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences,
and we are very pleased to work
with Verenium on this project."
Verenium is anticipating it will
take 18 to 24 moths to construct
the plant. They are in the process
of finalizing the necessary per-
mits. The corporation is expect-
ing the plant to be in production
in late 2011. About 400 people
will be employed in the construc-
tion of the plant. The plant itself
will generate 140 new jobs. About


half of these jobs will be in farm-
ing and the other half in operation
of the plant. Plant operation will
require a good deal of technical
capability. However, Verenium
will provide training for plant em-
ployees.
"This plant, the first of many
we anticipate building in the
years ahead, will help fulfill the
U. S. government's mandate for
advanced, sustainable biofuels to
meet America's energy needs,"
said Carols A. Riva, Verenium's
president and chief executive of-
ficer. "The facility will serve as a
blueprint for how we develop
future projects. This milestone is
just the beginning."
Verenium had previously op-
erated pilot and demonstration-
scale plants in Jennings. LA.


The project has been awarded
a $7 million grant under Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson's "Farm to Fuel" initia-
tive, designed to stimulate the de-
velopment of a renewable energy
industry in Florida.
"The message today is that
Florida's agricultural industry can
produce fuel crops on a major
commercial scale without sacri-
ficing food crops," Commissioner
Bronson said. "This is a major
step forward for our 'Farm to Fuel'
program and hopefully will serve
as a catalyst for additional invest-
ment by companies interested in
producing renewable energy in
Florida."
The Environmental Protec-
tion Agency says that cellulosic


ethanol's high oxygen content re-
duces carbon dioxide better than
other fuels.
In addition to using non-food
crops, Verenium claims that using
cellulosic biomass as the raw ma-
terial for ethanol costs less, uses
marginal lands and requires less
fertilizer and water.
In June of 2008 Alico, a land
management company in cen-
tral and southwest Florida, an-
nounced that it had abandoned
plans for an ethanol facility in
LaBelle because of the risk in-
volved.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
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Stolen car found in boat channel


By Eric Kopp
INI Florida
INI Florida -- A stolen vehicle
was found Saturday, Jan. 24, sub-
merged in the channel leading
from the Scott Driver boat ramps
to the Kissimmee River.
An Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) report by Dep-
uty Thomas Kitchen indicates that
the car was a 2004 Pontiac Grand
Am. After running a check, it was
learned that the car -- owned by
Ivan Henry Woods of South Bay --
was reported stolen in Clewiston
on Dec. 26, 2008.
The OCSO was notified by
residents of an RV park on the
channel that several boaters had
complained of hitting something
below the water's surface with
their boats.
One resident then took Deputy
John Ashby, who is a member
of the OCSO dive team, out on a
pontoon boat to the area. While
trolling around the area Deputy
Ashby found the object about 50


yards from the end of ramp with
a long pole, and identified it as a
car.
"You could see where it had
been hit by boat propellers," said
Deputy Ashby of the vehicle. "All
of the windows were intact but
one -- the rear window was bro-
ken where a propeller had hit it."
The water in the channel, he
said, was amazingly clean.
"I could read the (license)
tag," added the diver.
Deputy Ashby and diver J.R.
Entry, who helps BMJ Towing in
these situations, hooked a chain
to the car and it was pulled to the
bank by a BMJ tow truck. He said
the car had been there for about
a month.
The rear end of the car, he
added, was facing northwest.
The key, stated Deputy Kitch-
en's report, was still in the "on"
position and the car's automatic
transmission was in "drive."
Deputy Ashby said the car was
found in about 8 feet of water in


the channel leading from the orig-
inal boat ramp at Scott Driver to
the river. He said he was in the 60-
degree water for about an hour.
No other property was found
in the vehicle. The car is being
processed for fingerprints and
other possible evidence by De-
tective Fred Bradley of the OCSO
crime scene unit.
"Since the car was submerged
that long there probably won't be
any prints at all," said OCSO De-
tective Ted Van Deman.
Deputy Ashby could not spec-
ulate as to how the car entered
the water.
"There weren't any tire marks
because it had been there a
while," he said.
According to a spokeswoman
with the Clewiston Police Depart-
ment, no arrest has been made in
the case. The spokeswoman said
the car had an estimated value of
$8,000.


Join 'The Great Backyard



Bird Count'


Count for fun-Count
for the future

Bird and nature fans through-
out North America are invited to
join tens of thousands of every-
day bird watchers for the 12th an-
nual Great Backyard Bird Count
(GBBC), Feb. 13-16. Last year,
Clewiston reported the most bird
in Florida and was #5 in the US
for the most birds reported with
only 29 checklists. They reported
121 Species and 143,748 birds.
Labelle submitted 23 checklists
and Okeechobee 14 lists.
A joint project of the Cor-
nell Lab of Ornithology and the
National Audubon Society, this
free event is an opportunity for
families, students, and people of
all ages to discover the wonders
of nature in backyards, school-
yards, and local parks, and, at
the same time, make an impor-
tant contribution to conserva-
tion. Participants count birds and
report their sightings online at
www.birdcount.org.
"The Great Backyard Bird


Count benefits both birds and
people. It's a great example of
citizen science: Anyone who can
identify even a few species can
contribute to the body of knowl-
edge that is used to inform con-
servation efforts to protect birds
and biodiversity," said Audubon
Education VP, Judy Braus. "Fami-
lies, teachers, children and all
those who take part in GBBC get
a chance to improve their obser-
vation skills, enjoy nature, and
have a great time counting for
fun, counting for the future."
Anyone can take part, from
novice bird watchers to experts,
by counting birds for as little as
15 minutes (or as long as they
wish) on one or more days of the
event and reporting their sight-
ings online at www.birdcount.
org. Participants can also ex-
plore what birds others are find-
ing in their backyards-whether
in their own neighborhood or
thousands of miles away. Addi-
tional online resources include
tips to help identify birds, a pho-
to gallery, and special materials
for educators.
The data these "citizen sci-


dentists" collect helps research-
ers understand bird population
trends, information that is critical
for effective conservation. Their
efforts enable everyone to see
what would otherwise be impos-
sible: a comprehensive picture
of where birds are in late winter
and how their numbers and dis-
tribution compare with previous
years. In 2008, participants sub-
mitted more than 85,000 check-
lists.
Each year, in addition to en-
tering their tallies, participants
submit thousands of digital im-
ages for the GBBC photo contest.
Many are featured in the popular
online gallery. Participants in the
2009 count are also invited to up-
load their bird videos to YouTube;
some will also be featured on the
GBBC web site. Visit www.bird-
count.org to learn more.
Tally sheets are available
through Hendry-Glades Audu-
bon.Call Margaret England at
863-674-0695 if you don't have
internet access and would like to
receive a tally sheet. Leave your
name and address on the an-
swering machine.


United Way distributes



emergency food and shelter funds


Submitted photo/Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
A submerged car was removed from a boat channel at Scott Driver Park on Jan. 24. The vehi-
cle was reported stolen in Clewiston. The car, said Deputy John Ashby from the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), had apparently been in the water about a month. Helping in
the removal of the car was diver J.R. Entry (in water at left), who helps BMJ Towing in these
situations, BMJ driver Joe Entry (center) and OCSO diver Deputy Ashby (in water at right).


INI Florida The United Way
of Lee, Hendry and Glades has
announced that Lee and Hen-
dry Counties will receive funds
to supplement emergency food
and shelter programs in the area.
Lee Countywill receive $507,103,
and Hendry County will receive
$43,445.
The selection was made by
a national board that is chaired
by the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency and consists
of representatives from The
Salvation Army, American Red
Cross, United Jewish Communi-
ties, Catholic Charities USA, Na-
tion Council of the Churches of
Christ USA, and the United Way
of America.
Joanna Bradshaw, a United
Way Board Member will chair
the local board which will over-
see the allocations process. The
local board is charged with dis-
tributing the funds appropriated
by Congress to expand the ca-
pacity of food and shelter pro-
grams in high-need areas.
"These funds come to us
at a time when they are sorely
needed because of high unem-
ployment and serious economic
problems in our community.
The funds will help fill food pan-
tries and provide shelter to the
men, women and children who
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Eat the frog first thing in the morning


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A minister wrote in his weekly
column in the church newsletter
that he was setting goals for the
new year.
One of his goals was to clean
up his desk. Another of his goals
was to find last year's goals.
Someone once shared, "Life
is not measured by the number
of breaths we take, but by the
moments that take our breath
away."
The problem is that many of
us get so busy taking breaths that
we miss out on breath taking mo-
ments.


Focusing on and organizing
parts of our jobs and life can help
us gain the time we need for those
special moments and people in
our live.
I recently received five strate-
gies that might help us make the
most of our time and thus the
most of our lives.
They're too good not to share.
First, "Eat the Frog."
Mark Twain said if you eat a
frog first thing in the morning that
will probably be the worst thing
you do all day.
So, if we start our day by tack-
ling an important task, especially
if it is a task we aren't crazy about,
then the worst will be behind us,


and we realize a sense of free-
dom.
Second, "Con-crastinate."
If pro-crastinating means put-
ting things off, con-crastinating
should be doing things immedi-
ately.
Work in 15 minute increments.
If there is a task you don't like, set
a timer and do it for 15 minutes.
At the end of 15 minutes, you
will be amazed at how much
you've accomplished.
At that point, either stop or if
you have built up some momen-
tum, keep going.
Third, nix the multi-tasking.
We pride ourselves on being able
to do two, three, or four things at


once, and that is fine if the activi-
ties are fairly simple, like stuffing
envelopes while on a conference
call or eating lunch while reading
e-mail.
But if at least one of the tasks
is more complicated, like putting
together a PowerPoint presenta-
tion or writing a report, then it
deserves our full attention.
We would be best served to
set aside a period of time that we
can devote to that one task with-
out interruption.
People tend to make fewer
mistakes and get more done in
less time when they do this.
Fourth, "Buddy Up."
We don't always have to do


everything ourselves. Many hands
make light work and share the
load.
In addition, the support and
companionship is an added bless-
ing that enables more work get
done in less amount of time.
Furthermore, science has
shown we need the equivalent
of 17 good affirmations a day
through appropriate hugs, hand-
shakes, or verbal encourage-
ments in order to thrive.
We do that through teamwork
and connecting with people.
Fifth, plan it out.
A few minutes of planning can
save us hours of time. First thing
in the morning or at the end of the


day, take a few minutes to plan.
It doesn't have to be a long
formal process, all we need to
do is just jot down the things we
want to do that day or the next.
It's amazing how much we can
accomplish when we do this.
Let me close with another
shared insight.
The key to a better life: Com-
plain less, appreciate more.
Whine less, laugh more.
Talk less, listen more. Want
less, give more.
Hate less, love more. Scold
less, praise more. Fear less, hope
more. Trust God, be blessed.


It is said that there are two roads to eternity


By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist
First Christian Church
Christ, who is all knowing, tells
us that many people are going to
be lost, but only few are going to
be saved.
In Matthew 7:13-14 He says,
"Enter by the narrow gate: for
wide is the gate, and broad is the
way, that leads to destruction,
and there are many who go in by
it. Because narrow is the gate and
difficult is the way which leads to
life, and there are few who find


Now this gets my attention.
According to the Bible the major-
ity of people will be lost. We must
take this warning from God at
face value.
There are only two roads to
eternity and we are on one or
the other. According to what the
Lord says, only few will make it to
Heaven, but the vast majority will
be lost in eternal punishment.
This is both frightening and
sad. I don't consider myself self-
ish, but I certainly want to be
among the few who are saved,
don't you?
We make the choice ourselves


as to where we will spend eterni-
ty. We are free moral agents. This
is how we differ from animals.
We have been made in the image
of God. Genesis 1:26 says, "Then
God said let Us make man in Our
image".
Also in Genesis 2:7 we read,
"And the Lord God formed man
of the dust of the ground, and
breathed into his nostrils the
breath of life; and man became a
living soul."
Yes, we possess a soul that will
live forever in one of two places.
God does not want anyone to
be lost, but the choice is ours. In


II Peter 3:9 we read, "The Lord is
not slack concerning His promise,
as some count slackness, but is
long suffering toward us, not will-
ing that any should perish but that
all should come to repentance".
God does not want us to go
into eternal punishment. He is
not going to force us to serve
Him, otherwise we would be
mere robots. I Timothy 2:4 says
concerning God, "Who desires all
men to be saved, and to come to
the knowledge of the truth."
It is God's will that all be saved,
but we know that is not going to
happen. We have already seen


that only few are going to be
saved and the majority are going
to be lost.
What is your eternal destiny?
If you miss Heaven, you will be
thrown into the eternal fires of
Hell.
One of the saddest things
about going to Hell is the fact that
it could have been avoided. The
majority of people will be lost in
spite of what the Lord has done.
A person who goes to Hell is
his own worst enemy. Hell is not
what God does to us, but Hell is
what we do to ourselves. If one
ends up in Hell, he only has him-


self to blame.
Also, as the verse says, before
we can be saved, we must "come
to the knowledge of the truth."
Jesus says in John 8:32 'And
ye shall know the truth, and the
truth shall make you free."
What is the truth that will make
us free? In John 17:17 Jesus says,
"Sanctify them by your truth.
Your word is truth." So the
word of God is the truth that will
make us free so that we can go to
Heaven."


The No "Domestic Violence Theory" of religion


By The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Jesus said "Small is the gate
and narrow is the road that leads
to life and only a few find it (Mat-
thew 7:14)."
Jesus also said "Take my yoke
upon you and learn from me, for
I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your
souls. For my yoke is easy and my
burden is light (Matthew 11:28-
30)."
Which is it?
The first passage is intimidat-
ing, fear-provoking, scary and
leaves people with the idea that
their greatest chance is they won't
make it.
The second says "Aha, the
Lord understands and we've got
a great shot at making it."
There are those who dwell on
the first passages and others like it
(usually drawing heavily from the
Old Testament without reading it
in a New Testament context.)
It's usually about scaring
people into "doing it my way, or
else!"
It as if a "God will get you"


Religion briefs

International Food
Festival to be held in
Belle Glade
St. Philip Benizi Catholic
Church is hosting their annual In-
ternational Food Festival on Sun-
day, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church
is located on 710 South Main
Street in Belle Glade.
Lots of food from various na-
tionalities will be served! From
Haitian, Cuban, Mexican, Puerto
Rican, etc.
There will also be music, raf-
fles, jewelry, books, vegetables
and free health screenings. Please
come out and join us.

Evangelist performs
at local function
Dan Schall Ministries will be
performing at locally, at Billy
Swindle's barn, 7500 W. Highway
27, 7.5 miles west of Clewiston.
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 open
at Church of God


attitude will bring people in and
teach them about God's love for
them.
There is no understanding of
God-given human nature. Can
you imagine scaring somebody
into loving you?
I guess this is a "domestic
violence theory" of religion! You
don't beat up on somebody until
they love you.
It lacks a respect for persons
as who they are, who God made
them to be with all of their imper-
fections and faults, in spite of their
"pushing your buttons, in spite of
their getting on your nerves, but
you love them anyway.
That's what Jesus understood.
This is Christian love, healing
love, the love that casts out fears.
Jesus healed ten lepers, only
one returns to give thanks (Luke
17;11ff).
Does He say to the other nine
"You're going to be sick again!"?
Of course not!
This is an outpouring act of
love with no expectation of return
and no threats that "God'll getcha
if you don't shape up.'
What is done is done selflessly
and with an understanding of


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.

Clewiston Church of
God Service Times
announced
The Clewiston Church of
Christ would like to announce
their regular service times to the
public and invite anyone interest-
ed in attending.
Sunday Bible Class will begin
at 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship be-
gins at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship will start at 6 p.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.


what may or may not come after- can I do to help?" and then doing


ward.
Religion that harangues, belit-
tles, scares, makes veiled or not-
so-veiled threats doesn't show
any understanding or respect for
the human condition or what the
incarnation was all about.
Such an approach will have
some impact in the short run
but eventually will lead to people
turning off and ignoring what is
being said.
The gospel message is "What


It is rooted in why the Lord
came in the first place; to save
and to heal.
One of the journals for clergy
shared an account of a minister
who preached "hellfire and dam-
nation' and had a young couple
come to him after they found
themselves in a difficult situation.
As he was berating and lec-
turing, he said that something
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He began to re-think what he
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After much soul-searching and
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answers, other ways to really be
of help.
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DODGE CARAVAN SXT STK#81220A $7,991
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CHEVY HHR STK#82357A $7,991
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FORD FOCUS ZX3 STK#82316AA $9,991
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subscription or print subscription
sold by recognized local commu-
nity and civic groups.
For details, e-mail okcirc@
strato.net or call Janet at 863-634
1188.

Narcotics

Anonymous meets


Travel
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capital of Bangkok, and he com-
mented that accommodations
were better in Thailand than in
Europe. The city is very mod-
ern and still expanding. They
used tour buses and taxis to get
around.
Judge Sullivan was able to visit


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

a profound World War II memo-
rial, Hell Fire Pass Memorial Mu-
seum. It is dedicated to Australian
prisoners of war and allied troops
that labored greatly, or died dur-
ing construction of the Burma-
Thai railways. Hell Fire Pass had
to be dug out of rock with simple
tools or their bare hands. The or-
deal of these POW's is depicted in
the movie "Bridge Over the River
Kwai".
Kirby Sullivan was also able


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

to see the countries of Laos and
Burma, the Mekong River, Bud-
dhist temples and statues, and a
Buddhist monk ceremony.
From time to time the Friends
of the Library bring in speakers to
inform and entertain patrons. Call
863-946-0744 for more informa-
tion. The Glades County public
library is located in Moore Haven
at 201 Riverside Drive.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reachedat nenabotan@yahoo.com


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-
ner.
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.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.


We want your news!
The Glades County Democrat
welcomes news from the com-
munity. Post your news events,
photos and opinions online at
www.newszap.com. To contact
us, e-mail to gcdnews@newszap.
com or call toll free 866-399-5253.
For more information, see the At
Your Service Box on page 4.


n merce; at Whisper Creek RV Park side of the Caloosahatchee River
Cane in LaBelle and at the Ortona Vol- and has three neighborhoods, a
unteer Fire Department. community center and library,
Continued From Page 1 The Ortona Indian Mound Park and a yachting center.
Moore Haven; at th miis located between LaBelle and For vendor information call Te-
Mooe economic Moore Haven on S.R. 78. The en- resa Summeralls at 863-675-5021
development office in the Doyle trance is west of the Ortona Cem- or 863-673-0530.
Conner Building in Moore Haven; etery. The community of Ortona Staff writer Nena Bo/an can be
at the LaBelle Chamber of Corn- is in Glades County on the north reached atnenabolan@yahoo.com


Fighters
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counties, too. A state requirement
for a Certificate of Public Necessi-
ty was approved in early January.


This is a cooperative effort for bet-
ter EMS services in time of urgen-
cy. Glades County public safety
will work alongside Okeechobee
County, Seminole Fire Depart-
ment in Brighton, Abitrans Non-
Emergency Transportation and
West Coast Ambulance. Dur-


ing fire emergencies the county
works with its neighbors and the
Department of Forestry.
The public safety office can be
contacted for more information
at 863-946-0566.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


Money to Lend

Although, it's hard to miss the bad news application for up to 90 days. You can
about housing and mortgages these then shop for a home with the peace
days, it is actually one ofthe best times to of mind that the rate will not increase
buy a home. Interest rates are the lowest while you shop. If rates go down before
they've been in decades, home prices you close on the loan, so does your rate.
are the lowest in years and Seacoast You can also choose to change the loan
National Bank is open for business to a fixed rate option at closing.
and making residential mortgage loans.


INI/Nena Bolan
Two certified fire fighters began work for the Glades County fire department on Jan. 20. Neal
Chapman is left and Gerald Watson, Jr. is right.



MHHS ninth-graders



must choose a program


Parents, students
and staff will work
together to select a
graduation plan

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES COUNTY -- Moore
Haven High School administra-
tors and counselors encourage
parents of ninth graders to care-
fully look at Florida's required
high school graduation programs.
Periodically, the state provides up-
dates on the four year program,
and two different three-year pro-
grams.
Specific requirements for all
students in all three of these pro-
grams will be earning a target
grade point average (GPA) based
on a 4.0 scale, and earning pass-
ing scores on the Florida Compre-
hensive Assessment Test (FCAT).
Ninth grade students must
choose one of the graduation pro-
grams. Each program includes in-
tensive academic courses formed
to prepare students for college
studies or a career path. The
traditional four-year program re-
quires 24 credits. The two three-
year programs are different. They
require 18 credits and are tailored
for students who have already de-
cided on future goals and are sol-
idly prepared to leave high school
early.
Students and their parents
must meet designated school of-
ficials who will explain in detail
all the requirements, advantages
and disadvantages of each gradu-
ation program. Students must
also present written consent from
parents.
School district officials will
counsel middle school and ninth
grade students, and their parents.
Information and explanations of
the two different three-year pro-


grams and the traditional four-
year program will include curric-
ulum requirements. Then parents
and their students will select an
appropriate program. This selec-
tion must be made before the end
of ninth grade.
A Three-Year, 18 Credit 'COL-
LEGE' Preparatory Program is one
choice. It is created for students
who will go on to postsecond-
ary education or a university. The
program is accelerated because
it is only three years long. It does
not require a student to choose a
major area of study. It will center
on academics with fewer elec-
tives. Students will be required
to: earn 2 credits in foreign lan-
guage; earn at least 6 of the 18 re-
quired credits in specific rigorous
courses; maintain a cumulative
weighted grade point average of
3.5; earn grades of 3.0 or its equiv-
alent, weighted or unweighted, in
each of the 18 required credits
for college preparation; complete
higher level mathematics courses
than the 24 credit program and
the three-year career preparation;
and satisfy the minimum stan-
dards for admission into Florida
state universities.
A Three-Year, 18 Credit 'CA-
REER' Preparatory Program is one
choice. It is created for students
who will go on to a technical cen-
ter or community college career
preparation, or entrance into the
workforce. This program is ac-
celerated because it is only three
years long. It does not require a
student to choose a major area
of study. It centers on academics
and fewer electives. Students will
be required to: earn specific cred-
its in a single vocational or career
education program; maintain a
cumulative weighted grade point
average of 3.0; earn grades of 2.0
or its equivalent, weighted or un-
weighted, in each of the required
18 credits for career preparation.
A Four-Year, 24-Credit Pro-


gram is one choice. This pro-
gram retains the traditional four
years to complete high school
and requires students to take at
least 24 credits in core content
areas. Foreign language credit is
not a requirement; however it is
recommended before going on
to a postsecondary education at
a community college, and is re-
quired of Florida state universi-
ties. Completion of Major Areas
of Interest courses, which allow
students to define their interests
and use their high school experi-
ence to become better prepared
for higher education and/or a
career. Students are required to:
complete 12 credits in core con-
tent areas such as 4 in English;
4 in Mathematic; 3 in Science; 3
in Social Science, In addition stu-
dents must complete 1 credit in
Fine or Performing Arts, Speech
and Debate, or specified Practical
Arts courses; complete 1 credit in
Physical Education that includes
integration of Health; complete
8 elective credits such as 4 cred-
its in a Major Area of Interest; 4
credits in elective courses, which
may be combined to allow for a
second Major Area of Interest, a
minor area of interest (3 credits),
individual electives, or intensive
Reading or Mathematics interven-
tion courses.
Jean Prowant, MHHS princi-
pal, and Crytal Drake, MHHS ca-
reer counselor, urge parents to
guide their ninth grade students
in choosing high school gradua-
tion programs. Parents who have
6th, 7th or 8th grade students are
urged to also study the gradua-
tion program choices in order to
better inform them when they
enter ninth grade. For more in-
formation on the programs and
required academic courses, call
Moore Haven High School at 863-
946-0811.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


In fact, we've been in business for
over 80 years. We did not participate
in payment-option ARMs (adjustable
rate mortgages), sub-prime loans or
other 'exotic' mortgage loans you read
about today and which so many other
mortgage lenders are struggling with.
Instead, we sat out the irrational lending
frenzy and built our internal resources
to better serve our customers and home
buyers today and in the future.

ARM(ed) But Not Dangerous
The events of the last few years have
created the perception that all ARMs
(Adjustable Rate Mortgages) are
dangerous they're not. There are
times when an ARM is the right loan
for the situation. For instance, a couple
purchasing a home that plans to sell and
upgrade in a few years would most likely
benefit from a shorter term ARM loan.
It's a matter of applying common sense
lending practices and selecting the right
loan to fit the needs of the borrower.

New Lock & Shop Service
We recently introduced our "Lock and
Shop" service at Seacoast that allows
prospective home buyers to be pre-
approved for a mortgage and lock in
the rate on an Adjustable Rate
Mortgage (ARM) at the time of





Interest rates are the lowest
they've been in decades,
home prices are the lowest in years
and Seacoast NationalBank
is open for business and making
residential mortgage loans.



Technology & Convenience
A common misconception is that an
online-only lender will save a home
buyer money. Although the Internet
is ideal for gathering information, the
drawbacks of working with an online-
only lender outweigh the advantages.
To complement our loan services,
Seacoast has convenient online tools
for home buyers including a mortgage
calculator and application for those
who want online convenience. However
you choose to apply, local, dedicated
mortgage loan officers are available to
assist you with the application process
in person at your home or office, at a
Seacoast office or over the telephone.
Seacoast's professional mortgage
lenders are prepared to understand your
current economic and housing needs, to
answer your questions and make quick
local decisions. We disclose all terms
and conditions up front, and provide
a single point of contact throughout
the process, so there are no surprises at
closing. Our promise to you is simple -
whether you apply online or in person,
there's nothing "mechanical" about the
way you'll be treated as a customer.

Come to Seacoast feel good about
your bank.


SSeacoast
NATIONAL BANK

601 Highway 27
Moore Haven, 946-2900
300 S. Berner Rd.
Clewiston, 983-9113
www.seacoastnational.com


Mark Atom Smith
President
Big Lake Region


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