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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: April 2, 2009
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Volume ID: VID00285
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Vol. 83 No. 34

Glades at a
Glance

Gospel Celebration
Singers
Gospel Sing by the Celebration
Singers with old southern gospel
music at the Swindle Farms Red
Barn, April 3 at 7pm. Located in
the middle of Clewiston and Moore
Haven on Hwy. 27, 7 and a half
miles West of Clewiston.
Annual Sausage and
Pancake breakfast
The Moore Haven Lions Club
will hold its 32nd Annual Sausage
and Pancake Breakfast on Easter
Sunday, April 12 at the Moore Ha-
ven Schools Cafeteria. Serving will
start upon completion of the Eas-
ter Sunrise Service about 7:30 a.m.
and conclude at 8:45 a.m. Every-
See Briefs Page 20
Lake Level

12.18 feet
above sea level
Index
Classifieds 12
Public Forum 2
Obits 6
Schools 10
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Rep. Grimsley: Connecting with school students County

County salutes teachers considers


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES COUNTY -- A ban-
quet was held, March 26 to rec-
ognize the work of Laura Ahern,
Glades County Teacher of the
Year 2010. Three of her fellows
were also honored.
Ms. Ahern was chosen as
Moore Haven Junior Senior High
School's teacher of the year in
the fall of 2008, and then in mid-
December she found out she
had been selected as Teacher of
the Year for Glades County. There
is a lengthy, challenging applica-
tion for the process of the Florida
Department of Education-Macy's
Teacher of the Year program. An
excerpt from Laura Ahern's ap-
plication process includes an
explanation of her teaching phi-
losophy and practice.
"Good teaching is keeping up
with th h-,r, but it is also
being I,,. i l)e experimen-
tal. I advocate learning by trial
and error; it is a good model for
teachers to employ for their stu-
dents. Being flexible and deviat-
ing from the "norm" is vital in
effective teaching. For example,
an effective teacher knows that
the learner needs to be in charge
of his or her learning in order to
not only learn the task present-
ed, but to also become a lifelong
learner. After a lesson is present-
ed, the teacher becomes a coach
and mentor to her students as
the students move through the
learning process. During this
process, the teacher gradually
backs away from supporting the
student as the student masters
the skill," stated Ms. Ahern.
Laura Ahern began teaching
See Teachers Page 20


Kim Hamilton, district secretary to Rep. Denise Grimsley, pre-
sented a new flag to Moore Haven Junior Senior High School.
It had been flown at the nation's capitol. Students accepted
the flag at the school board meeting, March 26. From left to
right are Tyler Wilson, MHHS senior; Kim Hamilton and Aaron
Spero, MHHS senior.


submitted
Patricia Ainsworth, left, is a junior at MHHS. She was recog-
nized by Rep. Denise Grimsley for her work as a messenger
in Tallahassee.


care of

animals
Board reviews code
enforcement issues

Editor's Note: The
following agenda notes
are a summary of the
Monday, March 23 Glades
County meeting, prepared
by Donna Storter Long,
who is solely responsible
for their content.
Commissioners in attendance:
K. S. "Butch" Jones District 1, Don-
na Storter Long District 2, Chair
Russell Echols District 4, Robert L.
"Bob" Giesler District 5.
Business
Proclamation: April as Water
Conservation Month (Chairman
Echols)
Approved as requested by Wa-
ter Management.
Appointment: Glades
Library Board (Wendell
Taylor)
Reappointed Janet Getchel to
5-year term at request of Jeanette
Peeples, Chair of Glades Library
Board.
See County Page 19


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Local Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for Glades County from the National Weather Service.
Moore Haven and surrounding areas:
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind between 9 and 14 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind around 9 mph.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 89. South
wind between 7 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
West wind between 5 and 7 mph.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 88. Light
and variable wind.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.


Clubs and organizations


Easter Sunrise
Service
Palmdale Baptist Church will be having
their Easter Sunrise Service on Easter Sun-
day at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be served follow-
ing the service.
Everyone is welcome to join us in cele-
brating our Savior's Resurrection. Palmdale
Baptist Church is located on 510 Seminole
Ave. NW Palmdale, FL 33944.

Egg Hunt
Palmdale Baptist Church will have aYouth
Easter Egg Hunt on April 11 at 4 p.m. There
will be food, prizes and the Easter Story will
be read. Don't forget your baskets.
Children under five need to have a chap-
erone. Come join the FUN!

New Hope Baptist Church
Sunrise Service
Everyone is welcome! New Hope Baptist
Church would like to invite you to join us
for Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. on Resurrection
Sunday, April 12. Following the Sunrise Ser-


vice Breakfast will be served at the fellow-
ship hall. Please plan to join us at Sunday
School at 10 a.m. and morning worship at
11 a.m.
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for
children attending Sunday School. Children
participating in the Egg Hunt will receive a
special treat.

Volunteers needed
CREW is still helping Hendry and Glades
county residents recover from Hurricane
Wilma, Tropical Storm Ernesto and Tropical
Storm Faye.
We need skill volunteers to do home re-
pairs. Material donations are also needed.
Call Renee at 863-983-2390 to volunteer.

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


It's here: A new look to



an old friend


By Tom Byrd
We live in a changing world. We're all
struggling to come to grips with a changing
and difficult economy. Citizens are adapt-
ing to new technology that is supposed to
change our lives for the better.
Your favorite community newspaper has
also made a change. The newspaper you're
holding in your hands no doubt this week
appears a little different than what you've
grown accustomed to over the years.
It's a major change for us, but one we're
confident our readers and advertisers will
appreciate.
Beginning with this edition, The Glades
County Democrat is publishing in a new,
modern "compact" format vs. the traditional
"broadsheet" format.
It reflects a design that studies have
shown is popular with readers and advertis-
ers alike.
But no matter how you look at it, it's still
your hometown newspaper!
The most noticeable difference, of
course, is the size of the product. The new
"compact" is smaller -- but don't let its size
fool you. The new "compact" offers tremen-
dous advantages over the broadsheet and
more and more newspaper companies are
starting to take notice:
The new size provides greater conve-
nience to readers. It's easier to hold, easier
to read.
The new format allows us greater
flexibility when it comes to packaging and
design. We're confident you'll like the way
content and features are organized and pre-
sented.
Most important, the new compact will
allow us to expand the use of color in the
publication. With the new format, you'll see
more color. The pages will be more exciting
and the photographs will be more vibrant.
We're also confident the new format
will be attract ve to our advertisers. We rec-
ognize times are tough and businesses are
struggling to survive. We are constantly in
search of ways to improve our products and
provide advertisers with an effective and
cost-affordable way to reach consumers in
their market. We think the new format gives


our advertisers more "bang for their buck!"
The new compacts provide greater im-
pact for advertisers. Again, studies have
consistently shown readers tend to recall -
and react to advertisements in compacts
at a greater rate than they do in traditional
broadsheets.
The most common complaint we hear
from our advertisers is that there are too
many ads on a page. Ad clutter: The more
ads on the page, the less likely their ad is to
be spotted by a reader.
Compacts offer an alternative. The overall
page size is smaller. There are fewer ads on
a page, so each ad stands out much more
than if it were on a page crowded with doz-
ens of small ads.
Finally, the new compact is much more
efficient for us to produce. That's important
in these tough economic time. We've been
the Lake Okeechobee area's No. I commu-
nity newspaper publisher for many years
and we have every intention of continuing
in that role.
Despite the new look and the compact
size, rest assured everything else you've
come to expect from your Glades County
Democrat remains the same. We're still your
hometown newspaper providing you with
the same great news and information you've
come to expect from us.
We hope you like our new look. Please
let us know your thoughts and suggestions
for improvements. We appreciate your con-
tinued support and look forward to serving
you in the future!
Editor's note: Tom Byrd is publisher
and vice president of operations
for Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Tom welcomes your comments
and suggestions and can be
reached at Flpublisher@newszap.
com.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


HRMC Focuses on Employee Health

By Glenda Wilson percent of his total body weight 17 whole
Hendry Regional Medical Center is help- pounds.
ing its employees to stay healthy and fit.
Through a grant provided by the Lake On Feb. 18, Paul weighed in at 252
Okeechobee Rural Health Network, the pounds, and by March 4, he was down to
hospital is sponsoring a Path to Wellness 235 pounds! That's what it's all about.
program for its staff, along with many from what it's all about.
the Hendry County Health Department and If you don't believe participants are put-
Palm Terrace. ting forth their best efforts, you may be
The eight week program, which started surprised to learn that hospital employees
on Feb. 18, offers incentives for employees surprised to learn that hospital employees
to lose weight, stop smoking, eat more nu- have lost a total of 145 pounds in only two


tritiously and lead healthier lives.
It also incorporates the continued training
of the diabetes program, which is already in
place at the hospital.
In addition, the program provides free
blood tests (lipid panel, H&H and blood sug-
ar), walking incentives during work breaks,
fitness center discounts, dietary/nutritional
education and more.
Employees have been working diligently
to 'lose those pounds,' and become the win-
ner of the $50 cash prize, offered at each
two-week weigh-in.
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cash prize, offered to employees as in-
centive to live healthier lifestyles.
ter's IT Department.
During the first two weeks of the Path to
Wellness Program, Paul lost a whopping 6.7


SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Presents our new
MOBILE VETERINARY CLINICS!!
We will be at Tractor Supply
in Clewiston
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
From 3pm to 6 pm


weeks!
Weigh-ins will continue every other
week, and at the end of the eight week peri-
od, the person who loses the most percent-
age of body weight will receive a flat screen
TV valued at $500.
If you or your organization is interested in
learning more about the employee wellness
program, call Toni Pavey-McDaniel, Hendry
Regional Medical Center's Corporate Health
Director, at 863-983-1123.


Poison prevention Not just for kids


By Pat Dobbins, RN.,/H.SA.
Administrator, Hendry/Glades County
Health Dept.
Most people
think about children
when it comes to
poison dangers and
poison prevention,
but many adults put
themselves at risk of
poisoning every day.
Accidental poi-
soning and over-
doses have been in-
creasing and experts
think that it's the increase use of prescription
pain killers, sedatives, psycho-therapeutic
drugs and other narcotics that have caused
this increase.
Adults need to take their medications re-

Sports brief

Black Gold Jubilee Children's
Fishing Tournament
This year's Black Gold Jubilee Children's
Fishing Contest will be held Saturday, April
4, 8 a.m. at the Belle Glade Marina.
A free lunch will be provided to children,
and trophies will be awarded in each divi-
sion (Toddlers, Division I, Division II and Di-
vision III) for biggest fish, most weight and
smallest fish.
Applications can be picked up at the
Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce. There
is no entry fee.
The contest is open to children up to 15
years of age and younger.


sponsibly!
Be sure to read the warning labels, and
ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have
any questions.
There are so many medications that can
be dangerous if they are mixed with alcohol,
other medications and even certain foods.
Be sure to tell your doctor about any
medications that you are taking, including
any vitamins or over the counter medica-
tions.
If you or your child is required to take any
liquid medications, please use the proper
measuring tool, don't "guess!"
A teaspoon from your silverware drawer
is different than a regular measured tea-
spoon.
You don't want to accidentally give your
child too much medication do you?
Parents should make sure that all medi-


cations are out of reach not only for younger
kids, but for teenagers as well.
Some teenagers have overdosed on med-
ications that were easily accessible in their
parent's medicine cabinets!
All medicines should be kept in their orig-
inal containers with the proper labeling and
you should never share your medications!
If you ever have any questions about poi-
son prevention or information on a possible
poisoning, you can call the Florida Poison
Information Center Network (FPICN).
They provide emergency services 24
hours a day, seven days a week (1-800-222-
1222).
The calls are routed to one of three na-
tionally accredited poison centers in Tampa,
Jacksonville or Miami, where trained staff
can help answer your questions and man-
age poisoning emergencies.


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using a new visitor ID tracking system to
ensure everyone's safety.
Visitors are required to show a photo ID to enter the
hospital and be issued a Fast-Pass ID Badge.
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Arturo 'Coco' E Morrell
CLEWISTON Arturo "Coco" F. Morrell, died
Saturday, March 28, 2009, in the Palm Terrace
Nursing Home in Clewiston.
Arturo was born in Havana,
Cuba on Oct. 28, 1921, the
son of Andres F. Morrell and
Serafina F. Coca F. Morrell.
He graduated from the Uni-
versityofHavanaandimmi-
grated to the
United States in
1962. He worked as a Civil
Engineer in Havana,
Cuba and for Glades
County Sugar Coopera-
tive for many years and
retired from
Okeelanta Sugar Corporation in
1997.
Coco was a resident of Clewiston for 45 years
and was preceded in death by his wife of 51
years, Perla F Morrell.
He is survived by his brother, Alberto F. Mor-
rell and his wife Carlota. He is also survived by
his children, Isabel Morrell of Moore Haven and
her husband Vernon Whidden, John A. Kurtz,
Arturo I. Morrell of Clewiston and his wife Deb-
bie, Magdalena Morrell of Okeechobee, and
Cristy Redman of Harrisburg, Pa. and her hus-
band, T .i.i H I ... II I, .I
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and Rachel; Ian Kurtz and his two children, Mar-
shall and Wyatt; Hans Kurtz, his wife, Adria, and


Raeanne; Alicia, Carissa and Alex Morrell; Justin
Reynolds; Shaun Morgan and his daughter,
Lexi; and Christopher Redman.
Arturo will be greatly missed by his family,
friends and by the many whose lives he touched
with his love and kindness.
Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday,
March 31, 2009 in St. Margaret's Catholic Church


in Clewiston.
Arrangements were handled by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston.
Sarah Elizabeth Dinges
MOORE HAVEN Sarah Elizabeth Dinges, of
Moore Haven, passed away March 18, 2009, in
Clewiston. She was 68.
She was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Miami, to Jerry
Britin Arnold and Margie (King) Arnold.
Survivors include her husband, Dean Dinges;
sons, Jerry Lee Walker, Gary Lee Walker, Barry
Lee Walk-r di["htere Linda Lee Walker, Tere-
sa Lee .,1 .- ., brothers, Jerry Arnold,
James Arnold, Tom Arnold; sister, Billie Jean Ar
nold (Tucker); nine grandchildren, and three
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by her son, Larry Lee Walker.
A memorial service was held Sat. March 21 at
New Hope Baptist, Moore Haven with Pastor
Darrel Branham officiating.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.
Bethany Hansen Stephenson, 77
MOORE HAVEN Bethany Hansen Stephen-
son, passed away on Thursday March 26, 2009,
in her home on Wayman Road in Moore Haven,
Glades County. She was 77.
She was born on Dec. 20, 1931, in Cedar
County, Iowa. Mrs. Stephenson graduated from
St. Luke's Nursing School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
as a registered nurse and was a graduate of the
University of North Dakota of Medicine from the
first class of Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
She resided in Moore Haven for several years
and was a member of the 1st United Methodist
Church and Moore Haven Women's Club.
Mrs. Stephenson is preceded in death by her
husband, Don and a sister Phyllis.
She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Ste-
phenson-Gibbs (Jay) of Jacksonville, N.C., and
SuAnn Stephenson-White (Leroy) of Moore
Haven; grandchildren, Nathan P. Howard (Julie)
of Grimesland, N.C., Hiedi A. Stephenson-White
of Moore Haven, Matthew Stephenson Herr-
mann of Jacksonville, N.C., Haley A. Stephen-
son-White of Moore Haven; and a great-
grandchild, Kayla Lynn Howard of Grimesland,
N.C.
The family would like to extend their gratitude
and sincere thanks to the medical and support
staff of Hope Hospice, Team 420.


Following the success of the three-part
Lake Okeechobee Survivor Series Adventure
Race (Lake 0 Survivor Series) in 2008, the
Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alli-
ance of Palm Beach County (LORE) recently
kicked off the first "leg" of the 2009 Lake 0
Survivor Series.
Taking place in the Palm Beach County
Lake Region's natural landscape, the cre-
ators of the Lake 0 Survivor Series utilize
the area's environment to test the mettle of
participants with a series of obstacles along
a course that is naturally inhabited by alliga-
tors, egrets, bobcats and manatees.
Components of the sporting event in-
clude a bike race along 15 miles of on- and
off-road terrain, navigational challenges
through nature trails, endurance challenges
set in wilderness territory, canoe racing, and
other high-endurance eco-adventures.
Success in the Lake 0 Survivor Series is
measured not so much by the speed of the

A joint memorial for Don and Bethany Ste-
phenson is planned and will be announced at a
later date.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers,
that donations be made to Hope Hospice, 100
WC. Owens Ave., Clewiston FL 33440 or the 1st
United Methodist Church of Moore Have, PO.
Box 190, Moore Haven, FL 33471.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th St., Okeechobee.
Harry Sherman, 86
DEWELL Harry Sherman, 86, passed away
Wednesday, March 25, 2009, after succumbing
to the recent onset of bone cancer.
Mr. Dewell is predeceased by his father, Sher-
od Daniel Dewell; his mother, Elizabeth Click
Dewell; his brothers, Sherod Eugene Dewell
and Daniel Edson Dewell; and his sisters, Franc-
es Dewell Reed and Helen Margarite Dewell.
He is survived by 11 nephews and nieces,
Sherod Eugene Dewell, Jr., Douglas Creighton
Dewell, Leanora Dewell Young, Ellen Dewell
Zamorano, Michael Edson Dewell, Patricia De
well Thompson, Jean Winter Moss, Susan Reed
Smith, Daniel Taber Reed, Sr., SarahBeth Reed
Reeves, and Harry Ernest Reed; and 14 great-
nephews; nine great nieces; and seven great-
great nephews and nieces.
Mr. Dewell, a true American patriot, business
man, gentleman and veteran of World War II
will be deeply missed by all of his family and
friends.
A memorial service open to all who wish to at-
tend will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4,
at Lakeport Church, Lakeport.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
his loving memory to: The American Cancer So-
ciety, 4801 86th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL,
33782; or to the church or charity of choice.
Cards, condolmne~e rnd -'knnrotd'pempntd s
can be sent to: '" I I .. r-. ,11 ,,,
care of SarahBeth Reeves, P.O. Box 988, Crystal
Beach, FL 34681.
Kathy Horn, 70
CLEWISTON Kathy Horn, of Clewiston,
passed away March 21, 2009, in West Palm
Beach. She was 70.
She was born Aug. 13, 1938, in Duluth, Minn.
She was a Insurance Agent, employed by B & K
Insurance Agency.


participants, but by their ability to remain
tenacious through each challenge along the
course and their participation in the next
scheduled race.
The first race in 2009 took place on Feb.
8, and will be followed by additional races,
April 18, June 27 and Oct. 11.
The April 18 race will include biking, run-
ning, canoeing, and various physical and
mental challenges along the course.
On June 27, the extreme adventure takes
place at night, adding an extra edge to the
challenge.
The final race will take place on Oct. 11.
Further details for all the races are being
finalized by race creators.
For updates on the race and information
on how to participate, visit www.lakeosurvi-
vorseries.com, or contact Kenny Lutz, Race
Director, at 561.914.0373 or e-mail Lutz at
adventurerace@earthlink.net.

Survivors include her husband, Bernard M.
Horn, Clewiston; son, Fred Horn, Clewiston;
three grandchildren; and three great-grandchil-
dren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Russell
Stewart Horn.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.

Terry Lynn Hagan, 47
MOORE HAVEN Terry Lynn Hagan, of
Moore Haven, passed away March 22, 2009, in
Moore Haven. He was 47.
He was born March 3, 1962, in Clewiston to
Larry W Giddens and Myrna Jean Hensley
He was a lifelong resident of Moore Haven
Survivors include sons, Josh Hagan of Chica
go, Ill., and Jeremiah Hagan of Clewiston; par-
ents, Myrna Hagan and Oscar Hagan; brothers,
Patrick Todd Hagan and Allen Hagan, both of
Moore Haven; sisters, Lesa Jones and Linda
Wooten, both of Moore Haven.
A memorial service was held Sat., Mar. 28,
2009, at Church of God of Moore Haven with
Pastor Billy Ford officiating.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.







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April 2, 2009




Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Palm Sunday: The way it was and now


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
This Sunday will be Palm Sunday.
It is about the celebration of a triumphal
entry; Jesus will enter Jerusalem and spend
His last earthly week sharing a meal and
teaching, but also being arrested and tried,
being victimized and crucified, being de-
nied, betrayed, falsely accused and killed.
As you read the events of this week; you
can imagine the thought of "Some triumph!"
Sunday beginswith a borrowed donkey; and
Jesus entering with His followers spreading
palm branches along the way and calling
out "Hosanna" "Lord, save now." Jesus'
message is by this time taking hold; crowds
cheer Him on and He enters with more than
just a few friends.
The gospel accounts of the week will
reveal a group of followers that aren't sure;
who leave Him, who waver.
It will be all right, though, the triumph is
not in the short run or in a few moments of
crisis; the triumph is in the long run.
In three hundred years, the whole world
will be changed; those who were persecuted
will be the leading force in the world, those
who doubted will be pillars of assurance to
others, those who were in power will have
fallen by the wayside and the faithful will
shape the destiny of the future of humanity.
Job, who wrote "I know that my redeemer
liveth..." foreshadows the message of tri-


Faithful the nation over will be celebrat-
ing Palm Sunday this weekend.
umph: it will work out for those who hold
on and are faithful.
Today, many of the things that were once


taken for granted are no longer as they were.
We're seeing losses of homes and rises in
hopelessness at a scale never before seen.
Jobs are being lost at alarming rates; few
go to work with the assurance that they will
have a place for years to come.
The dreams we shared; education for our
children or a comfortable retirement, are
being priced out of existence and many are
working years beyond what they planned.
Financial betrayal seems to abound; a
man can betray the trust of others and divert
billions of dollars and ruin others lives for
generations to come.
There are two wars underway; one is
supposed to be winding down but will it
mean shifting troops to another front instead
of real peace?
Nations are now vying for resources that
were once plentiful for us; prices will go up
and shortages will affect what we once took
for granted-
We can ask "Where is te 'triumph' in all
of this?" too.
Going back to that first Palm Sunday, is
it apparent that the road was as difficult in
those days.
What carried people through, and what
gave a final victory was faith, and the trust
that things would work out as God intend-
ed.
There would be suffering and difficulty
before joy or fulfillment; but it would come
to those who believed and held to their val-


ues.
It took a long time for some of Jesus' fol-
lowers to realize just what had happened
and that the victory was theirs, but the day
came and the world was changed.
Over time, the faithful would become the
moving force in the world and lay the foun-
dations of the societies that we see today.
Every now and again, I see a triumph in
somebody's life that has come only after
pain or hardship.
I have known substance abusers who
have reformed, people who were wiped
out financially but started again and suc-
ceeded after learning the lessons of failure,
couples who have thought a relationship
was doomed and then decided to try once
more; stories that may seem few and far
between but proof that Palm Sunday has a
message for us all.
In the long run, the faithful will be victori-
ous, the events of the day may bring hard-
ship and disaster, but victory comes to those
who hold on to what they believe. Those
that cried "Lord save now, "were not disap-
pointed; they stand as witnesses to us all
and their faith can be ours too; even in dark
times and when our world seems uncertain
and without hope.
Their victory is ours if we see things in
the long perspective, God's perspective and
continue on even in the midst of turmoil.


Engagement


Vath-Lambert Engagement


Hostonia Segree and Cyril Johnson.


Segree Johnson
Elaine Brown of Clewiston, Fla., is
pleased to announce thee engagement of
her daughter Hostonia Segree to Cyril John-
son of Clewiston, Fla.
The prospective groom is the son of
Thomas Johnson of Clewiston, Fla.
The wedding is planned for Aug. 8, 2009
in Negril, Jamaica.
The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of


Clewiston High School.
She attended Florida Atlantic University.
She is employed as a social worker in
West Palm Beach, Fla.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Thomp-
son Town High.
He is employed as a welder with U.S.
Sugar.
After the wedding, the couple will reside
in West Palm Beach, Fla.


Roger and Betty Vath of Ocala, Fla., are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter Charity Grace Vath to
Billy Eddie Lambert of Lakeland, Fla.

The prospective groom is the son of Mary and Billy Lambert
of Mississippi.

The wedding is planned for April 2, 2009 in Gatlingberg,
Tenn. At the Park Vista Hotel and Resort.

The bride-to-be is a 1992 graduate of Clewiston High
School. She is a full time mom.

The groom is a 1994 graduate of Lakeland High School. He
is employed with Glade and Grove.

After the wedding, the couple will reside in Clewiston for a
little while.


April 2, 2009




Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


A Spanish Mission in La Florida


By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The ship reared and bucked like a spir-
ited horse as it rose and plunged in the long,
cresting waves of the Gulf.
The experienced helmsman steered the
sturdy vessel through the advancing seas,
easing the rudder to port, while maintaining
a true heading.
The captain watched the ship's progress
and knew the steady winds would bring his
vessel to the shores of the Calusa Indians by
morning.
His alert, dark eyes wandered across the
ships billowing canvas sails and wet, heav
ing deck before coming to rest on the priests
that had gathered around the ship's main
mast.
The men were young and bore the an-
gelic appearance of innocence.
Their faces shone with a religious fervor.
One young man caught the captain's
gaze and smiled serenely at him.
The captain turned to avert the placid
stare and gazed across the rolling, turquoise
sea with an uncertainty.
His troubled conscience struggled to jus-
tify the madness of this voyage.
Nightmarish images from the past
emerged, and his face hardened as he re-
hearsed the horrible stories told by the cast-
aways of the doomed ship, "La Rosa."
His crew had plucked two men and one
woman from a leaky dugout that was miles
from La Florida's shores.
"Three years of Calusa enslavement had
forever marked the minds and bodies of
those poor survivors," thought the captain.
Uneasy with his vivid memories, he turned
and faced the gentle sea breezes, but found
no escape from his dilemma.

Religion briefs

Palm Sunday Sunrise Service
The community is invited to come to a
sunrise service on Palm Sunday, April 5,
at the Clewiston levee overlooking Lake
Okeechobee.
The service, sponsored by the Clewiston
Ministerial Association, will begin at 6:30
a.m. and is part of the Big 0' Birding Festival.
Bring chairs and blankets to sit on.
For more information, call 983-5269.

Community Easter Sunrise
Service
We are rotating churches each year for
our Easter sunrise services. The Community
Easter Sunrise service this year will be host-
ed by Calvary Baptist Church on Davidson
Road in Hookers Point.
The service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and
will include special music, praise teams,
drama, and speakers from churches across
our community.
Everyone is invited to stay for the tradi-
tional Easter breakfast following the service.
All are invited to come and all churches are
invited to participate.
Call 863-983-5269 for more information


This Tall Tale yarn is fiction, but reflects
the real lives of priests, who risked their lives
to convert the war-like Calusa.
It is time to take "A Walk in The Past" and
read about the Spanish efforts to establish a
new mission in the Calusa Indian Nation.
In 1678, the Spanish Governor of Florida
sent an expedition to ransom the Spanish
castaways enslaved by the Calusa Indians.
The militia was a mixed group of Spanish
soldiers and Tocobago Indian warriors.
The expedition traveled in dugout canoes
down the Apallacia River to the west coast
of Florida, then south to the Calusa Indian
Nation.
The Spanish expedition was disrupted
when their Indian allies deserted prior to en-
tering Calusa territory.
The Tocobago Indians fled in the night,
while the Spanish soldiers were sleeping.
The Spanish felt unsure because of their
reduced force, so the leaders aborted the res-
cue mission and returned to North Florida.
The Spanish Governor of Florida re-
ceived the leader's report and reacted rather
strangely.
His response was probably based on
hard facts he lacked a strong, punitive mili-
tary force, so he took the only other course
of action and wrote a letter to the Council of
Indies, requesting that a mission be estab-
lished in the Calusa Indian Nation.
The governor was hoping a mission
would convert the war-like Calusa.
He probably calculated that a shortage in
cold Toledo steel could be supplemented by
another two-edged sword: the gospel.
Priests would be needed to implement a
mission, but where would he find them?
The Council of Indies reviewed the letter
and contacted the Spanish King, who sent


or to become involved!

5-K Walk/Run
Pentecostal Faith Cathedral Church of
Moore Haven, is sponsoring a 5-K Walk/Run
Saturday, April 18. Early registration begins
April 4 at the Moore Haven City Park be-
tween 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Or call Vincent Lewis at 863-946-0186
for information on entry fees. Donations
are also accepted. Mail to Pentecostal Faith
Cathedral P.O. Box 1293 Moore Haven, FI
33471) Attention Group # 7.
All proceeds will go toward our building
fund.

J. D. Mller, Guest speaker at
First Christian
J. D. Miller, who is the Missions-Evan-
gelism Minister of Zion Christian Church,
Winchester, Ky., will be he guest speaker at
First Christian Church, 201 N. Francisco St.,
Clewiston, on Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
J. D. has directed "The Hallelujah Hoe-
down" for the church the past five years.
He was recently appointed Director of
"White Fields Overseas Evangelism" that


orders to the Governor of Cuba and the Bish-
op of Santiago de Cuba to establish missions
in South Florida using resources and person-
nel from Cuba.
The King told the bishop to find volun-
teers and ordered the Governor of Cuba to
outfit the volunteers with passage to Florida
using royal funds.
The bishop found volunteers and re-
quested funds for their traveling expenses.
At this stage, the wheels of bureaucracy
started turning, bringing the mission project
to a halt for many years.
The bishop claimed the church was
broke, and the governor claimed the royal
coffer was empty, so the priests weren't
sent.
In 1683, the Council of the Indies inquired
again on the status of the Calusa mission.
The bishop reported the original volun-
teers wanted to be reinstated in their church
positions when they returned from the Calu-
sa missions.
This created turmoil in the church, be-
cause other priest would be forced to give
up their positions.
The bishop tried to skirt this problem.
He suggested sending Jesuits or Domini-
cans instead, but the Council of Indies was
afraid it would cause problems with the
Franciscans, who were already established
in Central and North Florida.
The Council asked the Franciscans, but
they reported there was already a shortage
of priests in North Florida.
In 1690, a Calusa chief came strutting
through the new bishop's church doors.
The ruling Calusa Casiqee had sent a Calusa
representative to Cuba with twenty other
Calusa Indians.
The Indians asked for baptism and con-


had headquarters in Joplin, Mo. J. D. will be
telling about the work of "White Fields" and
his role with this Mission.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First Christian
Church, extends a cordial invitation for the
public to attend this Special Event.

Fish Fry Dinners on Fridays
St. Joseph the Worker Church is having
Fish Fry Dinners every Friday from 5 p.m. to
7 p.m. Dinners include fried fish, hush pup-
pies, a vegetable, dessert and tea, for a dona-
tion of $7. Eat there or take home.

Thrift shop open at Church of
God of Prophecy
The Church of God of Prophecy, in Moore
Haven, will have a thrift shop open on Sat-
urdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., all things are
given for a donation, this is to help for ex-
penses 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 Cowboy Church Hand &
Hand Ministries of Palmdale, if you would
like to help us call 863-612-0640, if no an-
swer leave message, God bless you.


version to the Christian faith.
Documents indicate that the Calusa made
the crossing in their ocean-going dugouts.
In 1697, the Council of Indies forced the
Franciscans to send volunteers to the Calu-
sas.
Five Franciscan priests were selected and
sent to South Florida.
They sailed from Cuba to present day
Key West, and then to the Province of Calus,
near present day Port Charlotte.
The Florida Governor's letter, written in
1680, requesting missions for the Calusa had
finally come to pass.
However, the slow wheels of bureaucracy
probably sealed the fate of those forgotten
Spanish Castaways that prompted the letter.
There is no mention of Spanish Cast-
aways in the documents of the five priests.
The castaways were probably sacrificed
because seventeen years is a bit too long in
the hands of the Calusa.
Remember our ole friend, Fontanedo?
His older brother and 42 fellow castaways
were sacrificed during the seventeen years
he was enslaved to the Calusa.
There will be more "Tale Tales" in next
week's edition "A Walk in The Past," when
Spanish priests experience trials and tribula-
tions in the Calusa Indian Nation.
I hope you have enjoyed this story. Con-
tact the Clewiston Museum if you have ques-
tions, artifacts, 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
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Butch Wilson is the Clewiston Museum
Director. He can be reached at clewiston-
museum@embarqmail.com, or by phone
at 863-983-2870.


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 interested in
attending.
Sunday Bible Class will begin at 10 a.m.;
Sunday Worship begins 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 information please call 863-
983-8822.

Reviving the stones
conference
Angel Braham Ministries Inc. is hosting a
conference on Saturday, April 11 starting at
6 p.m. at 525 East El. Paso Ave. in Clewis-
ton. Registration is free, topics discussed will
be as followed: Economic survival during
the recovery process; Embarrassed but not
ashamed; Using what is left of you and Re-
positioning yourself from hopeless to hope-
ful. For more information please call 863-
983-8505 or visit www.angelbraham.com.


April 2, 2009




Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Gambling compact reviewed


By Eric Kopp
INI Florida
A recent study indicates that while the
State of Florida needs to enter into a gaming
compact with the Seminole Tribe, it may not
be a financial boon to the state at its incep-
tion.
The Florida TaxWatch study states that
financial gains from the compact would
actually be offset by losses in other state
gambling revenues from the Lottery, pari-
mutuels, slot machines and card rooms. It
predicts there will be losses in state sales tax
revenue as well.
Still, in the long run, Florida cannot lose
with the compact, the study claims.
"In the early years it's possible for the
state to not come out ahead. The state will
essentially be losing more money from oth-
er tax-source losses than gaining though the
compact," said Robert Weissert, the director
of communications and external relations
for Florida TaxWatch. "But, it's impossible
for the state to lose money. The final conclu-
sion of the report is that even though there
are losses because of other revenue sources
declining, there's still a net increase after five
years.
"There will be more money coming into
i- i, ... i... compact," he added.
I *. .. ..*.. ne of the money will
probably go to the counties. But, that wasn't
estimated for this report."
Basically, said Mr. Weissert, Florida Tax-
Watch researchers used reports and statis-
tics from other cities and states with gam-
ing casinos -- such as New Orleans, La., and
Biloxi, Miss. -- as the basis for their report.
He went on to say those figures were then
"extrapolated to show what Florida would
lose."
"Based on the experiences in other
states, and other factors, we projected out
the amount of money otherwise "-inrd in
pari-mutuels, etc., turned in last .. ex-
plained Mr. Weissert. "It's a lengthy process
to get to these numbers."
The report, written by Kurt R. Wenner,
Florida TaxWatch director of tax research,
states that different forms of gambling can
"cannibalize" each other. This means there
will be reductions in tax revenues from ex-
isting gaming due to the offering of new
gaming.
"Additionally, the diversion of consumer
spending from taxable purchases to casino
gaming reduces sales tax revenues," stated


the report.
Governor Charlie Crist and the Semi-
noles entered into an agreement in 2007
that would allow the tribe to provide higher
stakes slot machines as well as blackjack.
These are not available at other gaming fa-
cilities in the state.
In return, the Tribe promised that the
state would receive $100 million in the first

However, the Florida Supreme Court
nixed the pact and ruled that Gov. Crist ex-
ceeded his authority and that such a deal
must be approved by the Legislature.
The Tribe, however, has gone ahead with
its expansion plans.
Over a 10-year period it is estimated that
the compact would result in the state receiv-
ing $2.9 billion in revenue sharing. If the
state does get that much, states the report,
estimated total losses to the state in other
revenue sources would be $1.79 billion -- or,
61 percent of the projected revenue sharing
from the Seminoles to the state.
The net added revenue to the state would
be $112 billion -or, 39 percent of the shared
revenue, added the report.
Also, the report continues, due to the
mainly non-taxable nature of Indian Tribes,
the extent to which Seminole economic de-
velopment replaces current non-tribal busi-
nesses or non-tribal economic growth will
determine ifthe if the state or, local governments
- will gain or lose additional tax dollars.
Mr. Weissert said additional employment
brought about by the casinos was not part of
the study released March 20.
"The focus on this report was only on
projected revenues," he said.
Despite the potential revenue losses, Mr.
Wenner states in his report that the state
needs the compact. He points out that if
gaming continues on tribal lands then the
state gets nothing in revenue sharing and is
actually losing money -- an estimated $200
million annually by the fifth year.
"Florida cannot afford to have Class III
gaming at any Indian casino without a com-
pact to share in the revenue," stated Mr.
Wenner.
For more, the entire report can be viewed
at www.floridataxwatch.org/research.
Florida TaxWatch is a non-partisan, non-
profit research institute. As an independent
research institute and taxpayer watchdog,
Florida TaxWatch does not accept money
from Florida state and local governments.


Fundraiser to help local boy scout troop


We will be holding the 1st Annual Skeet
and Trap Shoot that benefits the local Boy
Scouts of LaBelle. The event will be held
on May 2 at the Hendry County Sheriffs
Gun Range.
The cost is $50 for individual shooters or
$250 for a team of five. The cost includes
ammunition and a free lunch for shooters.
Awards and prizes will be given to the top
shooters. The event starts promptly at 9
a.m. Also, Pistol Pete's Hunting and Shoot-
ing Supply of LaBelle will be raffling a shot-
gun at a cost of $10 per ticket or three for


$10.
If you are interested in signing up or
would like to sponsor a team, please call
Dave Alexander at 863-675-0500. If you
would like to buy a raffle ticket, you can
call Pistol Pete's at 863-612-HUNT or stop
by their store at 417 W. Hickpoochee Ave
in LaBelle.
All proceeds will go to the local Boy
Scouts to help in paying for Summer Camp
and Summer Camp Supplies. Thank you
for support.


Goodwill announces Spring



Cleaning "SWEEP" Stakes

Hendry and Glades Counties- Spring is "SWEEP" Stakes.
here, and with the change of season also The winner will be randomly drawn
comes the annual rite of "spring cleaning." from all entries on Monday, May 11. A full
This spring, Goodwill Industries of South- listofcontestrulesisavailableatGoodwill's
west Florida provides a new incentive for 23 Retail & Donation Centers in Southwest
people to donate their gently-used items to Florida. Donations received at Goodwill
Goodwill stores, by announcing its Spring stores are re-sold to fund programs and
"SWEEP" Stakes. services which help people become more
The grand prize winner will receive help independent.
with their spring cleaning, in the form of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Flor-
$500 towards a closet reorganization and ida supports six Job Link offices, eleven
makeover from B&B Closets, Inc. "Spring apartment complexes for people with dis-
is usually a busy donation season for us," abilities and for low-income seniors, the
says Kirsten O'Donnell, Director of Public Four Wheels for Work vehicle assistance
Relations for Goodwill Industries of South- program, a youth mentoring program, and
west Florida. "But we've seen a significant a charter school for students with develop-
drop in the number of items we're receiv- mental disabilities.
ing this year. These programs serve persons in Lee,
Donations are our life-blood. They sup- Charlotte, Collier, Glades, and Hendry
port all of our programs and services, so Counties. Goodwill Industries of South
we're really hoping this contest will help west Florida builds lives, families, and
encourage more people to clean their clos- communities-one job at a time by help-
ets and donate." With each donation visit ing people with disabilities and other bar-
to a Goodwill Retail & Donation Center or riers to employment discover and develop
Attended Donation Center from March 30 their full potential through work and career
until May 2, donors earn an entry into the development services.



Trio charged in boat, motor thefts


By Eric Kopp
INI Florida
MOORE HAVEN
-Three men, including
two from Okeechobee,
have been arrested by a
Glades ,..' Sheriff's
Office * detective
in connection with the
theft of a pontoon boat
and an outboard motor.
Arrested in the case Jeremy Beecham.
was Jeremy Eugene Bee-
cham, 26, Old Lakeport
Road, Lakeport; Patrick
Allen Williams, 34, S.E.
34th Ave., Okeechobee;
and Gerald Warren Mc-
Millan, Jr., 41, U.S. 441
S.E. '
Beecham has been-
charged with grand theft, Patrick A. Williams.
organized dealing in sto-
len property and burglary
of an occupied structure.
He was booked into the
Glades County Jail under
a bond of $150,000.
Williams was charged
with grand theft and or-
ganized dealing in stolen
property. He, too, was Gerald McMillian.
booked into the Glades
County Jail and his bond was set at $10,000.
McMillan was also charged with grand
theft and organized dealing in stolen prop-
erty. However, he is being held in the
Okeechobee County Jail without bond. He
was arrested here on a warrant charging


him with violation of probation.
According to GCSO Detective Sergeant
Steve Harris, the three men are charged
with stealing a 2000 Landau 18-foot pon-
toon boat, motor and trailer valued at $6,000
from Lakeport. The men are also charged
with taking a 25 hp Mercury outboard mo-
tor, valued at $2,800, as well as several tools,
chainsaws and electronics.
Sgt. Harris said the three men took the
stolen boat, motor and trailer to Palm City
where it was traded to a man there to pay off
a debt owed him by McMillan. The pontoon
boat, motor and trailer has been recovered.
ii.. "l .r .. ..i ..i he continued,
i ,,,'' 1 1 1, i man who lives
in the same mobile home park as McMillan
for $300. It, too, has been recovered.
Some of the other items, including a lap-
top computer and two cell phones allegedly
stolen by Beecham in a home burglary, have
also been found.
Sgt. Harris went on to say he was
helped locally by Detective i -, Lowe of
the Okeechobee County i. ..I, Office
(OCSO).
McMillan was arrested in Okeechobee on
March 20, by Detective Lowe on a warrant
charging him with violation of probation,
which was brought about by the Glades
County charges.
Department of Corrections records indi-
cate McMillan was sentenced to prison on
July 17, 2003, after being found guilty of
aggravated battery with intended harm. He
was released from prison on Feb. 21, 2008,
and "" p ,. ".n ninr- -.r-. probation.
f ...- i ,- i. 1 ,,, 'i eechobee, Mc-
Millan has yet to have his first appearance
hearing in Glades County so his bond has
not been set on those charges.


April 2, 2009


Glades County Democrat 9




Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Submitted photo
Grand Champion
Sara Teele was awarded Grand Champion Pure Bred Beef Breeding at the
recent Glades County Youth Livestock Show.


Jr. Showmanship
Jesse Espinosa, Chalo Nitka Princess 2009, is pictured here with Miss. Cho-
la Nika 2009 Lindsey Ringstaff. Jesse was awarded Jr. Showmanship at the
recent Glades County Youth Livestock shows.


Awarding
Teale Humphries was award Jr. Grand Champion with her Brown Swiss,
"Bumble Bee" and Sr. Grand Champion with "Dolar," also a Brown Swiss,
and Sr. Showmanship at the Glades County Youth Livestock Shows and Sale
recently.


Steer bred
Austin Lee won Grand Champion with his 1,205 pound Charolais steer bred
by Montsdeoca Ranch at the Glades County Youth Livestock show.


School briefs


What do you think?
Each year the Moore Haven Junior-Senior
High School SAC (School Advisory Council)
conducts climate surveys to determine plans
for the upcoming school year.
We ask that parents and community
members give us feedback via the surveys


An honor
At the Glades County Youth Livestock Show Kelsey Ahern received Jr. Re-
serve Grand Champion and Sr. Reserve Grand Champion with her Brown
Swiss's Dafodil and Primrose.


so that the school's improvement plan for
the 2008-2009 school year will reflect your
needs.
The surveys can be accessed online at
http://schoolnotes.com/33471/sac.html.
If you have any questions about the sur-
veys. please contact Laura Ahern at 863-946-
0811 ext. 109.


1- s0-Fl A-L AWYFrR yE


10 Glades County Democrat


April 2, 2009




Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Princess Breakfast
The First Baptist Church of Moore Haven held a Princess Breakfast for pre-
school through sixth-graders on Saturday, March 21. Upon arrival at the
drawbridge each princess was given a tiara and taken to the banquet hall.
Each princess was announced and escorted by a knight to be photographed
and shown to their table.


Royalty
At the Princess Breakfast held by the First Baptist Church recently all the
tables were decorated with china and crystal by their table sponsor. Each
table was served a breakfast feast. Storytellers then told the girls about be-
ing God's princesses and the morning ended with cake and twirling around
to classical music.


Submitted photo
Double win
Kendra Murphy received Home Grown Grand Champion and Weight Gain
award at the Glades County Youth Livestock sale recently.


A new group of Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) law en-
forcement officers will soon begin patrolling
the woods and waters of the state.
Twenty-six FWC recruits became officers
after graduating Friday from the Pat Thomas
Law Enforcement Academy in Tallahassee
. The recruits attended the academy for six
months and received a wide array of train-
ti "hih an.ll ", .in "---ith firearms,
h5 1,,,,Ih,,_. I I ,, , defen-
sive tactics, all-terrain vehicle operation and
BUI/DUI identification. They will spend an
additional three months with a field-training
officer.
The new graduates are assigned to coun-
ties throughout the state. Two of the officers
come from different states. Officer Jarod Mol-
nar is from Georgia and is assigned to Palm
Beach County, and Officer Evan Laskowski
is from Maryland and is assigned to Glades
County.
The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement
protects and manages 755 species of wildlife
and more than 700 species of fish. The divi-
sion patrols 34 million acres of public and
private land, 8,200 miles of tidal shoreline,
3 million acres of lakes and 12,000 miles of
rivers and streams. FWC officers are autho-
rized to enforce all state laws and federal
fisheries and wildlife laws.
The graduates and the counties they are
assigned to are as follows:
Craig Baker Broward
James Bonds Alachua
Raquel Daniels Monroe
Tiffany Davis Monroe
Michael Davis Okeechobee
Thomas Enos Broward
Joshua Greenier Monroe
Justin Henry Citrus
Jordan Hilliard DeSoto
Stephen Judah Polk
Harold Lanier Brevard
Evan Laskowski Glades
Michael Milillio Monroe
Jarod Molnar Palm Beach
Christopher Pettey Martin


Submitted photo

Showmanship
Sarah Thomas received Sr. Show-
manship for her skills in showing
her animals at the Glades County
Youth Livestock show.


Samuel Riggs Citrus
Henry Rockwell Hendry
Lonnie Sushil Lee
Rene Taboas Dade
Jamie Young Palm Beach
Randolph Irwin St. Lucie
Brandon Lasher Marion
Sulin Schafer Escambia
John Standland Washington
Kevin Sweat Polk
Jason Tidwell Polk


The Glades County
School Board Will Hold A
Policy & Budget Workshop
On April 9, 2009 At 4:00p.m.
In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room

400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida


CONGRATULATIONS
Lesley D. Camel,
daughter of Rev.
Leslie amni
Shamekim \.
Camel. She i. a
3rd grader at l. '
Shepherd Ii....I
in Pahokee. [ 1.
Lesley attended
the Church of God Association
of Christian Schools,(CGACS)
Academic Bowl along with her
school in Lakeland, FL on
March 13. She competed in the
spelling competition at the
Academic Bowl.
Lesley won 1st Place in the
competition against other 3rd
graders from around the state.
We are so proud of you, Keep
up the good work. "I can do all
things through Christ which
strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13)

Love, Mom and Dad


FWC graduates ready for


woods and water duty


April 2, 2009


Glades County Democrat 11




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perienced Mechanic with
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SIGNMENT
Equipment and
Machinery Auction
April 1lth at 9 am
Call now to assign
your equipment
Don't miss tis auction at
the Lee Civic Center
N. Ft Myers
Highway 31 and 78
50+ School buses
andauctionservice corn
(239) 936-4121
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Consignments Welcome
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Ophthalmic
Assistant
Eye Centers of Florida has
an immediate opening for a
Part Time Ophthalmic As-
sistant in the Clewiston Sat-
ellite Office. An OA
performs preliminary work-
ups for patient exams in-
cluding obtaining medical
histories, administering di-
agnostic tests, and measur-
ing and recording vision.
Applicants must have ex-
ceptional patient relation
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PACKAGE A/C Unit 3 ton
Works great, can deliver
and install the unit. $400/or
best offer (863)675-8937



DOUBLE STACKED- Wash-
er/Dryer $400 OBO
(863)801-5850
DRYERS (3) good working
condition, $4550 ea. leave
message $130/will sep.
(863)227 0142
REFRIGERATOR Frigidaire
21 cu ft white like new ex-
cellent condition $300.
(863)612-5333
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore
08 cu ft white runs / looks
good $150. (863)612 5333
REFRIGERATOR Small
size, $200. Call
863-357-6617
WASHERS & DRYERS
$125 & Up
STACK UNITS,
REFRIGERATORS &
STOVES
lyr warranty(239)694-0778
WHIRLPOOL washer/dryer
set white excellent condition
$285. (863)612-5333
WHIRLPOOL GLASS Top
Stove. Works GREATi!
$75/or best offer
(863)675-1077
WHIRPOOL DISHWASH
Great Condi White w/pa-
per, readybe to install'
80/or est offer
(863)946-1640



COFFEE POT Farberware,
stainless 2-4 cups, like new
$10. (863)467-8681
FAN Neutone-Bathroom
Ventilaton ceiling Fan Good
Cond. $10. (863)467-8681
SMOOTHIE Sunbeam, like
new, used 3 times, $20
(863)763-6936


MICROWAVES FOR sale (2)
Both in good working con-
dition. $25 a piece. $25/0or
best offer (863)675-1410
ROLLING COOLER cadd -
stainless steelremer
$100/neg. (863)634-4056
(863)467-6621




FLORIDA ROOM complete,
11 x 33, $500
(863)763-8761



Schwinn Bicycle 1955,
MINT Cond. Paid $1000 ask-
ing $600 (863)467-5756
WOMAN's Bicycle, like new,
$75 firm. see at American
Legion at your convenience
(520)256-7188




STEEL BUILDINGS
Recession Disc Avail
30x40-105x105
Call for Deal,Avail Ltd

Phone: 863-578-4141




BABY CLOTHES and toys -
call for info. $10/firm.
(863)261-3699
BABY CRIB Wood, in very
good condition $60.
(239)410 6870
CRIB Labelle. Mattress/ac-
essones included. Light
quality wood on wheels.
$100/neg. (863)673 5704
GRACO BABY Swing Mint
condition. $10.
(863)342-3374




BOYS CLOTHES Size 5
Several shirts, shorts, pants,
excellent condition (Okee)
$30. (863)763-6131


FRONT DESK
Computer exp. needed.
Healthcare exp. and bilingual
pref'd. Competitive salary &
excel benefits. Fax resume to
(561)924-3405 or apply at FL
Community Health Centers,
170 S. Bareld Hwy, Ste 103,
Pahokee, FL. hrfchcinc.or
EOE/DFWP
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Must have 1 yr exp. Bilingual
Spanish/English pref. Com-
petitive salary and excellent
benefits. Fax resume to
(863)983-9604 or apply at
FCHC, 315 South W.C. Owen
Ave., Clewiston, FL. e-mail
hr(fchcinc.ora. EOE/DFWP

Oakbrook of LaBelle
Now accepting applications
for CERTIFIED NURSING
ASSISTANTS. Must have
current CNA license. Excel-
lent benefits. Medical Insu-
rance, 401K, Direct Deposit
available. Apply in person
250 Broward Ave, LaBell.,
FL 33935 or fax resume to:
(863)675 1390 EOE DFWP



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*DUUU Kewara
MISSING
IN CLEWISTON AREA
American Bulldog, 100#
male, white head, brindle
ears, white chest and front
legs, large brindle patch in
middle of chest, brindle
body with white tip on end
of tail, white socks on back
legs, brindle patch next to
eye. Missing fromin Punta
Gorda, Fl. and believed to
be sold to a hog hunter in
Clewiston area. $5000 no
questions asked reward.
1-239-410-4296


PUPPIES 3 -to ocod home
only. (239)324-3313


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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April 20th to:
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


HUGE COLLECTION OF
SPORTS CARDS FOOT- EZ Go Golf Cart. New brakes
BALL, BASKETBALL, BASE- and charger $650.
BALL, AND MUCH MORE. 863-674-0156 LaBelle
AUTOGRAPHS, GAME USED,
ROOKIES, I/I'S, LOW #'D,
AND A LITTLE BIT OF [lllIi" UII~]Ia
EVERYTHING. PRICE IS NEG 13 =
$2500/neg. (863)233-9887 COLTMA HARGEAR15
24" Bull Barrel, Never Fired
L, lMj Trade 4 O/U Shotgun
Bunk B Bd / r $1995/neg. (772)461-8822

COMPUTER DESK Excel semi 3 "auto cel let condli
lent condition 3o X 4H tion. Seeral magazines of
18"deep 75. various capacities. Call after
S5:00 RM. $900/firm.
1 (863)467-9447

^B REMINGTON 1911 -.45ACP
.32 AUTO, Beretta 7.65,
Beautiful Rectangle 1/2 trade or both for 2500.
inchGlass 6 ft Table on glass (239)633 7173
pedestal w/6 Cream color
parsons chairs $400 REMINGTON GAMEMAS-
(561)6258456 PBG TER 760 30-06 Sell or
trade for Pistol (Ft. Pierce)
Bunk Beds w/stairs, drawers $350/firm. (772)461-8822
in bottom and in end. All
wood. 4 ma old $400 aob S & W 38. Chief Special 2
863-674-1165 LaBelle M3A Sq Butt Nickel, New
S Condition $60/or best of-
CERAMIC TABLE & 6 white fen 678 776-5885
wooden chairs $250/or
best offer (863)634-0907 S & W BARELL Mod.68
COUCH AND Chair old s/s 357 4.5" New Condi-
brown set, good condition ton $750/or best offer.
$100. (863)634-1608 (863)517-2944
COUCH, LOESEA and SAVAGE 7mm Rem Mag,
chair green with red strips oltaction mod 10, Bus
fairly new, good condbon nell High Contrast Scope
$600. (863)634-1608 $450 (863)697-6095
DOUBLE PILLOW top mat- SAVAGE .308 Mod. 99E Ex-
tress only a month old. call cellent scoped lever action
for info. $1000/or best of shooter $50O/or best offer.
fec (863)261-3699 (863)673 3893
FORMAL DR. TABLE, SAVAGE MODEL 111 7mm
HUTCH, 6 chairs light oak Rem. Mag. w/scope call 4
w/Ig. leaf $1200/hfrm. more info $400.
8 6 3 ) 3 57 4 4 22 2 (863)885-1172
863)447-0680
SPANISH SIDE/SIDE dbl
FE TBOA R barrel 12 ga. beauthfull en-
F 0 1 B R A grated, excellent condition
white oak rails, email: Sis- $27 (863)763-5883
mith l@embarqmail.com
$75/neg. (863)675-3412 TAURUS TITANIUM .357 -
LNIB. 6 shot. Consider some
KING SIZE bed very pretty quality trades. $550.
king size bed with lots of (863)673-3893
storage $300.
(863)234-1435 WINCHESTER 94 RANGER
30-30, angle eject, scope,
KING SLEEP Number Bed looks new $295
Pillow top, like new. Foun (863)763-5883
nation included. $1000.
(863)634-2582


LARGE BLACKentertainment BOWFLEX REVOLUTION -
center Purchased at Pier 1. Email sismuthl@embarq
$200/or best offer mail.com for photos.
(863)675 1410 $2400. (863)675-3412
LOVESEATS (2) & 1 recliner POWDER COATED STEEL
- cream leather loveseats, WEIGHTS. TOTAL 65 LBS.
brown recliner Good condi $40 (863)801-1272
tlon. $200. (863)467-1727
WELDER PROCLUB Weight
MICROFIBER BEIGE LIV- bench w3001b weight set
ING ROOM IN NEW CON $300/or best offer.
DITION PAID 1600.00 NOW (863)885-1172
$500. (239)410-6870
QUEEN SLEEPER Couch 'I f r
yn old black cloth call be-
fare 9 pm. $400.
/863)763 $462 CITIZEN WATCH 00 FT
(6 WATER RESIST, DAY/DATE.
SOFA like new, $300 or LEAVE MESSAGE $175.
best offer (863)234-1246 (863)674-1181
SUEDE/LEATHER SEC- SEIKO WATCH 2 TONE,
TIONAL couch $800/or DATE/DAY, GLOW IN DARK,
best offer (863)634-0907 100 FT WATER RESIST.
$175. (863)674 -1181
TOP WHITE/TAN table & 4
chairs $250.
(863)634 0907 $5l0l

WHEELED COMPUTER
DESK $50 (863)467 4277 PATIO SWING large, ask
ing $175 (863)946-2680


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Golf Clubs/
Equipment


BOAAdjustable Bed wanted,
BOAT SEAT nce boatseat prefer double, will consider
$15. (863)610 0521 single. 863-983-6748


FIREPLACE lghted logs,
stucco style w/heater,
moveable, $250
(863)675-4098 evenings

JACUZZIE/HOTTUB- please
donate portable jacuzzie to
89 yo. w/ arthritic daughter
$1. (931)337-1053

KING QUAD 4 wheeler 2006
- transferable warranty 589
tires on ITP rims 170
hris.Black fuel injected great
condition best offer or trade


LAWN EQUIPMENT -
$35/neig. 863)467-6475
(863)261-1723

Left handed golf clubs
Kannan Graphite Boran
shafts, Convex metal woods
Full set $100
(863)467-1663
PROPANE TANK 20 lb., $10.
(863)946-3922

TIRES 4 15" mud tires in
good condition 1/2 new
price $160. (863)675-6314

TRALOR HITCH nice hitch
for car or truck $65.
(863)610 0521

TRUCK RIMS 11x15 Good
cond. Aluminum, More info
call & leave msg. $130/or
best offer. (863)227-0142




ELECTRIC GUITAR lack
son, black & chrome, $175
(863)517-2077 LaBelle

Gretsch electric guitar w/
hardshell case. Electromatic
w/ bigsoy tailbar. Dual pick
ups $500 239-503-0339



BEAUTIFUL BABY hamsters
- 5-6 weeks old. Very sweet
$0. (863)634-8801
FISH TANK Small fish tank
with stand. Has equipment
with it. $40. (863)697-
8332
KITTENS 9 WKS, TO GOOD
HOMES, PRETTY/PLAYFUL,
KID/DOG FRIENDLY $0.
(863)261-5920
KITTENS Kittens, Free to
good home. Ready April
25th. 12 to choose from.
L/M $0. (863)357-1365

PUPPIES, RABBITS &
CHICKENS Lab mix pups,
$25, Rabbito, $10, Rooster $5
(863)675-0273



CANON REBEL XS Digital
SLR Like new w/ 2 zoom
lenses & all accessories.
$600. (863)447-9762



HOT TUB Leisure Bay 4-5
Person, 120 Volt. $1200.
(863)612-0200

HOT TUB Spa-In-A-Box6
120 Volt Plug in. $400.
(863)612-0200


BOWFLEX POWERPRO -
NEW Never been used. Leg
attachments included.
$550. (863)763 7750

Golf Clubs 300 misc clubs,
including sets, drivers, put-
ters & F.W. woods, $1700







best offer (863)484-2505

ANTIQUE CONSOLE TV In
god working condition.
$0/or best offer
(863)675 1410
Color Hitachi and oVC,
both 36" $500 for both- will
separate 863 674 0156 La
Belle

DIRECT TV DISH w/2 re-
c orers, & remotes, still in
boxo $100 (8 7fo3 $100.o

DIRECT TV RECEIVERS (4)
with remotes and dual L&B
Dish, all for $100.
(863)763-7919

DIRECT TV RECEIVERS /4
with remotes and dual L& B
Dish for all. $100
(863)763-2772

ROUND TV Antenna Ampl-
fied wth mast, wring 0&
(517)648-1971



METAL LATHE 10 x 36 -
Been completeln over

read o e. $50/or best
offer (863)9a3-7334
(239)826-5226

PALLET JACK 2500k
works well. $15
(863)697-9704

PRESSURE WASHER Devil
Biss, 2000 PSI, SHP Briggs
& Stratton, Runs Great.
$75. (561)573 3499

TABLE SAW Craftsman,
Limited Edition, 10" 2.7 HP,
Stand, Like New. $65.
(561)573-3499
WOOD LATHE asking $225
(863)517- 2077 LaBelle



HUGE STUFFED animals -
30" Elmo and 28" Beanr. Like
New (Okee area) $Z00wl
sep. (863)763 6131






NEXTEL PHONE 1850
Brand new w/clhp, home/car
chargers. $60/or best offer
(863)357-6315


NEXTEL PHONE 1275 -
w/clip & home charger.
$25/or best offer
(863)357-6315


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CHAIN SAW Echo CS 5000,
will trade for gun. $200.
( 8 6 3) 234 1 2 3 0
(239)357 5111

CHAIN SAW Red Max
G3800 or will trade for
gun. $150. (239)357 0926

COMMERCIAL TRIMMER &
Edger Redmax trimmer
and edger $125 each or
both $200 $125.
(863)634 1479

CUB CADET commercial
lawn mower 62 inch cut
Kohler engine 140 hrs
$2900. (863)697-1493

LAWN MOWERS 2 Snap-
per riding lawn mowers 26"
both cut and ru GREAT,
elec. start. $300.
(863)674-0467

RIDING MOWER Honda
HT 3813,38" cut, 13 hp wa-
ter cooled engine, new
blades. $700
(863)697-9704


RIDING MOWER Sim-
plicity, 42" cut. Manual in
cluded. $425 (863)675
7080


ROTARY SPREADER -
Scotts, like new, with new
post hole digger, $30.
(863)763-0625


ZTR MOWER BUNTON ZTR
MOWER, 25HP KOHLER, 50"
CUT, WORKS EXC
$2400/neg. (863)697 2032




GOOSENECK STOCK Trailer
6'- New lights, top, rubber
floor, spare tire $2500.








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Clewiston CBS, Triplex,
2BR/IBA per unit, great lo-
cation, corner lot, great in-
vestment, owners will
consider all offers, priced to
sell, $160,000.
(561)985 7570
DOWNTOWN
CLEWISTON
2 & 3 BR apartments.
Available immediately
Call (561)996-8467
for information.

MOORE HAVEN Duplex, 3
yrs. old. 3BR, 2BA, $775
mo. No petsFor more de-
tails call (863) 610- 0159


BRAND NEW
TOWNHOMES
For rent w/ option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br,
21/2ba, 1 car garage. Stain-
less
Steel appliances, incl
washer /
dryer Furnished upon re-
quest Walking distance to
Lake Okeechobee & Roland
Martin's Marina in Clewiston.
$1000 mo. + $500 sec. &
until. ($100 +/-). Call for
more information.
732-496-5454



FENCED 2 BR/ 1 BA.
$500/mo + security deposit
& 1st month. (863)228-
6867

MOORE HAVEN RENTALS
Furnished or Unfurnished
*3BR, 2BA MH, fenced yard,
screened porch, 1 acre,
$750/mo.
*2BR, 1BA House, fenced yard
& carport, $750/mo.
*3BR, 1.5BA MH, Screen
porch, fenced yard, $650/mo.
Mobile Homes for
Rent $350 & Up
(863)509-0096
PAHOKEE 2 BR/ 2BA, on
large lot, $900/month + Lst,
last & sec dep
(561)985-7570





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GREAT OPPORTUNITY.
3/2 site built home
near Ridgeview, under
$199,000. Buy now
or Lease to own.
$5,000.00 down.
$1,000.00 mo. ($300.00
toward purchase price).
No brokers lease.
Call 828-293-2542
for more information.

MOORE HAVEN 3bhr, 2ba
Homes of Merit, on almost
an acre. New oversized
driveway, w/option of
buying the piece behind it
to make a full 2 acres!
Berber carpet, wood floors
and tilethroughout Huge
chain link front & rear
yard w/childrens play set.
10x20 Suncrest shed
w/elec. & refrng/freezer.
Great neighborhood.
Front deck, 40 rear con
create patio. Furnished for
$79,900 neg.
(239 )633-7173 Can emai
pictures
PAHOKEE 2 BR! 2BA, inclds
50' buildable lot, carport,
garage, $125,000 or best
offer. (561)985-7570

Pahokee 3BR/1BA, family
room, kit. & separate dining
room, utility room, plus ex-
tra 1/2 lot, Ig. front sitting
room, frame, priced to sell,
owners will consider all of-
fers, $64,900.
(561)985-7570
PAHOKEE Lakeside, 3 BR/2
BA, on 1/2 acre, garage,
brand new kitchen & appls,
wheelchair access, wood
deck. $224,900. Call
5601-8S-7370


CLEWISTON:1.93Acrescul-
de-sac, 250 Taft Blvd., 509'
Frontage, w/all improve
ments $79.000.
561-985-7570

RIVER RANCH Piperty 1
1/4acres, Polk County, (rec-
reational), $3,500 firm. Call
863-673-2108







BELLE GLADE Residential,
Approx. 50 x 120. $15,000
or best offer (561)985-
7570





BHR Furn Modular home
3/2 w/Fl Room, Ind 3 HD
TV's. Just updated plumb
ing, elect, new sod & sprink
eys, fenced, boat ramp,
dock, cone dnve, car port,
shed.$138.500 or best offer
(561)8L8-2348







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CLEWISTON: 3 BR, 2 BA,
Doublewide. A/C, Appl., 56
Fleetwood. W&D. $595 mo.
(863) 674-5715

SOUTH CLEWISTON For
Rent or sale: 2) 3br, 2ba
dbl wides, $700/mo
386-5 46-8704 leave msg



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561-721-2230

CLEWISTON Lot51Tropical
Village, 3br, 1.5ba, part
furn., W'd, Refring, Stceve,
AC, screen porch quiet
area, $16,000
(970)987-9749 Bring all Of-
fers!

D oub e I wide
4bed/2ba very
easy financing available,
only$53,9OOincludmgsetup
and a/c. Call 863-675-
8888


Lowest prices on any dou-
blewide or smglewide mo-
bile home guaranteed. Call
863-675-8 88

New 2009 3 bed/2bath dou-
blewide only $39,900 deliv-
ered and setup Financing
available call 863-675-
8888
-PALMDALE"
1995 3/2 MH asking
$55,000.00. Owner
Financing available with
down payment for all credit
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BOAT 14' w/trailer, 3 mo-
tors, fish finder $1000 or
best offer (863)634-0221
BROWNING 18'open bow,
with trailer, inboard/out-
board Merc cruiser,175 hp,
4 cl eng. $2000 neg
(863)763-5253
JOHN BOAT 2ft., 2 1/2 HP
Suzuki motor, trolling motor
$700 Neg. (863)467 0458
JONBOATV-BOTTOM Select
- 14ft no leaks, no calls be-
fore 5pm $200/or best of
feB (863)634-3978



COACHMAN 1985 28 Ft.
Pull Behind. $1800 Firm
(863)675-7105
GULFSTREAM ULTRA 1996
- Motor Home: Labelle. 24'
Gulfstream Ultra, V8 Chevy
gas engine. Sleeps 5. 13.5k
a/c, 100k miles. $4999/or
best offer. (863)673 5704

Hornet Travel trailer- 33 ft,
2 fold out, good shape.
$2000 or best offer
(863)467 4890

PARK MODEL TRLR 35,
Must sell, going North I full
length Fl. room, Call for de-
tails (304)690-6112

SHADOW CRUISER
M-800K 2000 Telescop-
ic cab-over truck camper
w/side dinette, a/c, fur-
nace, 3-way refer, 4 e-
chanical jacks, 20 g.
fresh water, porta-potty,
EXCELLENT Condition
$3500. (863)610-1674

SIERRA FIFTH WHEEL
1999 central a/c, heat
30f with elec slide out.
Sleeps six, veq clean,
ask for Scott $5OoO/or
best offer.
(863)634-7032





CARRIAGE 1992 40 foot
everything works slide out
good shape $4999.
/863)697-1493




BOAT PROPS(2) (1) Stain
less Steel, (1) Aluminium,
Call After 5pm $175.
(863)634-3978
ENGINE HOIST Hydraulic.
$200 (863)467-9800
Yamaha Outboard, 2 cycle
30hp, long shaft 1998, low
hrs Enduro $1000 or best
offer. LaBelle 508-524-4372



HD Electra GhdrAlta Classic
fuel elected, 2001 green
with slamming Eagle custom
paint, gar, under 22K miles,
$11,500, (863)467-5823


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Chered Eby Gutiahr. Lic. Real Estate Broker (863) 228-1562
Anabel Miranda (863)228-6296 Espaiol1
C Elsie Sellers (239)822-7490 Espanol


2BD/BA Aportlent.
1$7SO indudlng utilities. I s
Ca for more dctalL o 90 Are H 2in
CLEWISTON HOMES
2 BD I BA Della Tobias. Needs much TLC. Asking $25.000
13/3 MH in Semisle Manor $120.000
.4 Brand New 3/BR/2 5 BA Lennar Town Homes. Amenities
include: Pool, Gn and Cabana. Call tor more details
.02 RiptusonOspor A Each unit has 2BR/IBA $224.9K
3BD/I BA on Trinidad Ave. Great Opportunity. 165000
3/2 MH on Oran B Cor Lot ust Reduced 06,900
MOORE HAVEN LAKEPORT/ABELLU.E
*3BD/2BA MH Yacht Club Way w/Garages
WaterFront 2BD/2BA w/ 2 Boat House Lakeporl.
Compleljy Rcmndeled $219K
Commercial lot on Bond St. Make Offer
Budldable lot on Del Montie Avn $129 9K
2 lots. Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43 9K
: 1 79,900
:5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $75.000

Vacant Residential Lot on Central Ave Asking $28 SK
Rancho Palmas Immaculate Relreat off Hwy 27 S Acres
*I Palmrns and 2BD/2BA G ues house $750K

.. 6
.3/2 MH Lindero St I09 Acre Reduced to $95 000
Com C B 4/3 in Fla e, with all etras Asking $330K
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fenced yard $89,000 3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 2/I W Pasadena $115,000 $44,900
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V NW 1960 DUNE BUGGY
CARTER 6 1/2HP 2005 STREET LICENSED 1600 CC
Go-Kart. Call for nfo. In ENS, RNS GREAT $3700.
Okeechobee $450/or best (86T)447-1733
offer. (954)242 2180 TOYOTA COROLLA, '92 4
dn, auto, $1250 or best of
fen (863)697-9005 or



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BUICK RIVIERA 985
19,000 mles, great cond,-
tNon, loaded, 1 owner
$5000. (863)357-2239

CADILLAC DEVILLE '98
new air, 101K, like new,
$4800 (863)946-2680

CADILLAC SEDAN SEVILLE
1991 Mint CondilonrWll
trade for something smaller
$2000/neg. (863)342-3374

CADILLAC SEVILLE 1984-
VERY CLEAN, RUNS GREAT
$850. (863)634-4780

CHEVY LUMINA 1997,
LOADED, NEW TIRES, 135K
MILES $1600
(863)801-5678

DODGE CARAVAN 1991 -
New alternator, starter,
tune-up, old A/C, gd tires.
$1800. (863)357-1365

DODGE DAKOTA 1995 -
BLACK V-6 5-SPEED RUNS
AND DRIVES GREAT'
$1850. (863)634-4780

DODGE STRATUS, '99
really nice car, a/c, good
running condition, $1800 or
best of e (863)302-4442

FORD FOCUS 2000 -
Blue,4door.Needs Bat
tery,Tuneup,New Trunk lock
$2800. (863)228 -0015

FORD RANGER 1994, un-
der 100k miles, white, good
rubber, auto overdrive, V6
$2000 (863)763-2526 eve

FORD WINDSTAR 1999,
Needs work, $1200 or best
offer (863)634-3200

HONDA CIVIC 1995 need
trans & windshield
$1400/or best offer.
(863)201-3492

LINCOLN MARK VII, 1990,
96k miles, owner, good
cond. $4000 rm. call from
4-8pm (407)436-1266

LINCOLN TOWN CAR 99 -
160000 mi. In good condI-
ton. For info. In Okeecho-
bee. $4999. (954)242 2180

MITSUBISHI LANCER ES
2002 Great Mpg $4000/or
best offer. (863)447 -6185
(863)357-6180


F250 EXT. CAB -1988, 7.3 I-
tre diesel, 1 ton, rear &
gooseneck ball $2200
(863)634-2379

JEEP WRANGLER 1995
120k milessoft top, all ter-
rain tires, 4 cyl.5 speed
$4500. (863)673-4758

JEEP WRANGLER 1995 -
4x4, auto, only 73K ml, call
Sam $4999. 239)633-7173



Excellent condition, has 6
batteries, Charger ncluded.
$1200 or best offer
(863)697 9938

EZ GO W/4"llft, stereo, over
sized ores, enclosed, head
lights. $1500 or trade for
pontoon trl (954)707-2274

GOLF CART Club Car, 2000,
electric, low hours, Excellent
cond. $1450 or best offer
(863)467-2824

GOLF CART Club Car, 2000,
electric, low hours, Excellent
cond. $1450 or best offer
(863)467 2824

Golf Cart 1992 Yamaha
$375. needs batteries. Call
June 863-675-0751 LaBelle



DIESEL DODGE RAM 1992,
5 speed extra tires, exel-
lent conditn, $3000 neg
(863)763 -5253

DODGE 350 CUSTOM H.D
1985 V-8 4 speed 318 mo-
tor dump bed $1500.
(863)983-7211



ENGINE TECUMSEH,
6.25hp, vertical shaft, can
see it run, $40.
(863)763-0625

FORD RIMS -186 LUG NEW
FX4 RIMS $400/or best of-
fer (863)634-1545

MICKEY THOMPSON
TIRES BAJA CLAW W/
CHROME RIMS,37x 13.50x
17 8 LUG $800.
(863)763 5147

MUD TIRES Sie 15 inch
LT/23/75R Good condition
1~> nnrlp ifin/npn


OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 3)6
SUPREME Select New (37
DONS, runs great tnted ON- OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS
dowS, alloy whis. N c -ra Sc d ENnn car
$900/or best ofen for a CleS G le 95
(863)675-5090 (86 )697-0996

OTHER FIAT SPYDER 1977 TIRES (4) Military Style
paRns great ots of ne 395/5/R 20 XML. Mchelin
parts. Wil trade for X0 $300 for all, will Sep.

(786)709-590best offe (305)370 5647 Clewiston.

TOYOTA PASEO SPORT, '92 TIRESFORSALE -SR15with
4 cyl., 40mpg, runs & rinm' all 4 for $250
drives mint, $2,000. (863)763-5133 or
(772)332-5804 863-697-2670


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$700. (863)697-3521
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CHEVY 1951, Complete 350
Camnaro eng & trans, needs
hooked up. Body Mint $3800
(863)801-9136

CHEVY DUALLY 1979 4x4
Flatbed, No ttle, Good foi
arts, Must go $1000
(239)462-1564

FORD 2001 Brand namE
Reese 5th wheel hitch fit
Ford. Negotiable $350
(863)801-9812

FORD 2001 Factory Ford
bumper hitch $150/neg
(863)801-9812

FORD 350 1985 Dually
good truck/engine.
1650/or best offen
(863)697 0996
FORD F-150 1984 Tan,
300 eng, 4sp, 70,340 mileN
cold ac. $2400
(561)261-0682
FORD F-150 1997 3 Door
Very good condition, Cole
AC $5000/or best offer
(239)986-0296

FORD RANGER 2000 -
l. A/C, 5 spd. Like new
800 (305)370-5647
Clewiston

GMC JIMMY Full size 1985
4 inch lift 35 inch tires
$1800 or best of
fer(863)532-9243

ISUZU P/U 90, 4 cyl. eng
5 spd, exTC. cond. $1600 on
best offer (863)763-3966

TOYOTA 1 TON 1990 Au-
to, 6cyl, 4 new tires, cold
ac, runs & drive $2400
(561)261-0682
TOYOTA TACOMA '97
manual trans, 4 cyl, $3000
or best offer(863)673-0055
or (863)673-2558




FORD EXPLORER 1998
2dr. all power, ItherC, colI
a/c, runs great. 131,00c
miles $2500.
(863)983-6342
OTHER KX 125 1990
BRAND NEW TOP ENE
$700/or best offer
(863)675-1275




FACTORY OPEN Utility Trail
er 6' 4" X 12', 3,500 lb. Ax-
le, Sides, Tailgate. $700
(561)573-3499

TIRES 4EA 225-75-15 (e'
rated tires and 4 new
wheels $350/or best offer
(863)517 2944




CHEVY VAN G20, '93 neo
battery, new starter & neE
tires, runs good, must see,
$1,000 firm. (863)612-5551

DODGE CARAVAN SPORT
1998, Runs ood, good tire5
$3500 neg. (863)467 0458

GMC 2500 Starcraft Gooc
tires, newly rebuilt Trans,
350 LOCker by aamco. 350
eng Has blown head gas
ket. $250 + tow away
(863)467-1663


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IN THE CIRCUn COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORDA
PROBATE DI TO T
File No. 0 20-C
IN RE ESTATE OF



ENTIN GOE, dased h date o
eth s Alugust 31, 20, is ndngn
the CL u f r HeNdry Cunty .O
s Hend Country Clerk of Court,
BO176, LaBelle, FL 33975 760, e
me and address of the nal rep-
All cltos of Ie cent and oter
pers havin lms o demands
against decedent estate on whom a
ved must file their ClaS th ts
cour W IN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER OE TIME OF THE FIRST MBLI
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERECE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other crdio of tie deIedent and












ober In he clas r demands
aapnst decedents estate mt file their
the c hlass WITHIN 3 MONTHSd
AFTER eE DATE OF whE FIRST PUBLI
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WT IN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
NO"WI"HSTANDING THE TIME PER-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO 2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
BARRED.
TIe date of ft ln of thI
I0e Is Aprl 2Id, 2 o09

f ARN c EZ RODRIGUEZ
al. Lown as MARIA INEZ GOMEZ
5037 5 Obnps Circle
LaBelle, Florda 33935
Attorney for Peonal RepresentatNOe'
MICHAELA GENNARO ES E








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PATHWAY ADVISORY COMMTT EE MEETING
There will be a Hend County Pathway Adv ry Committee Meeting heldon
ThurSday, Aprnl 9, 29 at 1pm The meeIng is to du a Pathway Plan for
Hendry Conty The meeting wll be held at John Boy Auditorium in th
Beardsley Room, located at 1200 s, wc Owens Avenue, Clew-ston, Flonda
33&0 Alinterested pa encouraged to attend For furthernforma-
ton, please contact the Hendry County Engneer's Office at (863) 675-5222 or
(863) 983 1588,
If a pe--n decds to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Com-
miXion with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a eord of the prceedlngs, and that, for such purpose, heIshe maY
reord includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal s to be
based
Janet B Taylor, Chair
Board of County C nommssones, Hend N County
315866 CB/CN 4/2/09

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING


Notice sherebygenthatpust tto 1 Tof th Boardof SupeIsorsof Pell
can Lake Water Control District, te Annual Meeting e Landowne of Pe
n Lake Water Control District for the year 2009 wll be held at their office
located at 2832 N Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on
Wednesday, Aprl 15th, 2009, at 10 00 A M, in the fonoon for the purpose
1 Electng one (1 SupeE N SIor a e of three (3) ars
2 Receiving annual reports and taking such aIon with respect thereto as
3 Trnsactng such oter business as may come before the meeting
If a pe.n decides to appeal the decision of the Board of SUer 'rs with re
spect to any matr considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbaIm rerd of the prO edng s made ,which
record includes the testIAmony and evidence upon which the appeal s made
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
PECAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY /s/ Paul Al en, President
314091 BGS 03/26;04/02/09

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONNOL DISTRICT
Notice ls hereby g-ent th to l of the Brd of SupeDsodg of East
Shore Water Control D r the year 2009 l be held t their office t-
ed t 2832 N Main Street, Belle Glade, P Beach County, Florida, on
Wednesday, A 5, 209, at 9.30
A M, in the forenoon for the purpose of'

1, Electing one (1) Supesor for a te of three (3) yea.
2 Rece g annualrepots and takngsuh aconthrespect th toas
3 Tnsactg such other busess as may me b re the meet
If a perI n decides to appeal the decision of the Board of SuperIsrs wlth re-
spect to any matter nSdered at the meeting en ferd, he or she may


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY' /s/ Gene Doden, President
314093 BGS 03/26,04/02/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 orida Stat1N
NOTICE I HEREBY GIVEN AT IT L holder of the ng rfite,
has, filed d rtfitefora tax deedto be ued eon The cef nu ,

CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIFPTON WHICH ASSFSSFD
2130 2006 3-01-43-34-010-0376-0100 SAGAMORE PLACE, LLC
Lot 19 th 21, inclusive, BlO 376, of the GENERAL PL OF CLEWISTON, FLORIE
2, Pages 71 thru 7%, InclUsie Public Recorns of Hendry County, Honda
less and ept Gas, OEl and OMineral nghts t ned by prior ner
Subject to esI. ng easements and rght of ways of recrd

Unle ch rtfite shall beredeemed acdng tolaw, the 1rtydesnbedn
sOh rtfite will be d to the hghent bidder at the Clek's 0ie, 2nd Flr,
.mlnlN o n Wing, LaBee Florida, at 11:00 AM, N the Fie h Thursday
,n the mont of dpl, which is e 3t day of April, 2o009.
Dated thls 11th day of Ma& h' 2009a
Clerk of Circuit CouLt
Hdy County, Florida
315181 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT Of, LLC holder of the following -rtfiate,
year of issuance, Icnpon of prope and the name in which it was asvssd ar
as follows'

CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DFSCRIPMTON WHICH ASSFSF D
1162 2006 1 22-4432 010 -079020 MASSINY SAITORI
Its 2 and 3, Blok 79, MONIURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, acordin
to the plat tIeef reorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, anrd 39, Public Records I
Hldry County, Florida


All of said property bang in the County of Hendr, Slate of Florida

Adm"nista Wing, LaBdle Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the FIfI Thursday
in the month ofApril, which is the 30t day of April, 2009
Dated tus nth day of Malh, 2009

Clerk of Crcuit Court
Hldry County, Florida
315212 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Flord.a Statutes
NOTICES HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOTIV, LLC holderofthe follong te

year of ssnce, d on of p e name in whh was as d a
CENT NAME CIN E
NO yEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1995 2006 20243 2260 0001 6 FELE DELGADO &
SYLVIA DELGADO
Lot 6, Le- the South 7 feet, BlXok 1, ENGLEWOOD TERRACE, acrdng to the pla
t e, recorded in plat Bo 3, Page 40, P ub lic Records of Hdry County, Florida
Le and except Gas, Od and M-al r ghts nt oned by pIo o

All o. Hpropery ngX Ue Courty Helry S GteAof Fda

such c d will be sld to the hNghe- bidder at the c k's I= e 2nd Floor
Admnsraon Wing, LaBelle, Flda at 1100 AM, on the Fifth Thursda
Datedthls 1, ay of March, 2009.


Hendry -unty, Forid
315202 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/N


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HOUSING AUTHORINTW OF THE CITY OF BELLE GLADE

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Address
Separate sled BIDS for Cte cnsrcbon of Sdma rnovaton of anxmteh
th(ll tbi l, 1= nl e at H=Id --pl-Ic In d alood
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Copie of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be puRased at b o I
Ioated at 2718 South Combee Road Lakeland Florida 33803 t]eUs hor

Exe utle Orde 126, cribed, fEqu Em Ioyment Opportinitya mended (

DAlE, Maf26 2009
315810 CGS 4/2109


NOTICE OF APPLATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE EREBYGVENTHAT NTIV Colder of the following fi
has filed sd cernlite for a tax deed to be isled tbereon The certfcate number
r 0ssnce, decrlpt/on of property and h,. Iame h ... Id at
CERT NAME IN
N YEAR DESCRIPTION W-HICH ASSESSED
2128 20)6 3 -01-43-34-01C-0376-O090 SAGAMORE PLACE, LLC
Lots 15 & 16, Bk 376, Of the GENERAL pAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA As
t GE57W, ..eSNRe IIeds T HeId.T ,ounty, el or
Head -ctE a 0El TnEd OWS W ghts It n eNb e NA, eFE

All of i property ben in the County ofI Hendry, State of Florida

AdmlntaU'on Wing LaBelle, Florida at 11:00 A.M., ItIe FIa Thursda
in the month of i whh is the 30th day of rl, 200
Dated lS a day of Mah, 2009.

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NOTICE OF APLI CATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTE IS HEREBY GIVEN TAT IENOT IV, LLC holder of the following erfte
bas filed said cerfatoe for a lax deed to be isued toereo Te ceOFficate numbeF
ear of Issnce, dcpon of Aoperty and tIe name in whh was assd a
as swllows,


NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2093 2006 3 014334010 015001 0 P & Y DEVELOPMENT LLC



Le and except Gas, Odl ad M l rights t ned by prior owner
Sublet to existng e ments and right of ways of record
All of ad properly being in theCounty of Hendry, Stae of Florida
Unless sui cerfite shall be redeemed acrd tolaw te pr rty derbed 11
such cer`fiate will be sld to the highest b-1der at the Clek's = d 2d FlzA r
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., A, the FIft TOursda
inthe monthof Aprl whc the 30th dayof Aprl, 2009.
Dated th is 11 day of Marh, 2009


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Floda Statutes
NOCE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LC holder Of the fllowg cetfcue,
has filed said cert R a M e to e issd ern. e rtfi numbe
year of ibuanr desrBIPo of pDoperty and the name in which it was a ,d ae
as follows'



JC UACNTA CA LLO
ot 6 n Blk 8 of WOODLAND SUEBD SION acdng to the plat ree f a
ded in Pat Bo 4, aes Pubic I e ords I, Hendr Count, FLoerida
Less and eept Gas, Oi and Mnel rights not owned by pr owner


ubse lst to estng nts and nght of ways of r0 rd
All of .aid property bewrg in the County of Hendry, State of FlonIda
Unless h ficatehaptllered97med ord law the rty
such certifia wl be s beold to the highest dder at the cle's e 2nd Flo ,






Adcmnsraton Wing, a lle, Fl c Oda, at 1100 M., on the Fifth Thudiai
n te mrnth of April, which IS the 30th day of April, 2009.
Dated this 21th day of Marh, 2009 .
Barbar S Butler
e of Circuit Cou









315388 CGS 4/12,9,16,320/09 e
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
ChapOter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, L holder of the follng cerate,
has fled sad cerfiate fo a ta dei to be issd thee n te rtfla num
Yar u n 5th, deARtl of proupy2 and th or, h ..... .d
us f 1lCows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
6 4 e1043 29702- A01 antd c Staetes Ban,
% Porter, Wright, Mos ur
lots 5, BlC 2044 PRT LABELLE UNIT 2 aordng to the of o rded
in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry county, FHonda
Less and eept Gas, Oi and Mnerl rghts not owned by pFor owner
bec to stng nts and n oF ways of rerd
All of ad proper being in the Conty of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless sh cerfi ateshall beredeedaordg to law the roe delbedn
such cer==ficate w1 be sid to the highest bdder at the ClerkI's O ie 2nd F=o1r
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Flieda, at 11: e M. on F le Fidth Thursday
Dated is th dayof Marh, 2009
CBarbaC S Butler
Ergk of Circuit Court
Hendr1i County, Fnda
315381 CIS 4/2,9,16,1/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTIERNESV, LLC holder oi f the llowng
certfte, has filed id cert te Or a taxo ded to be issued thereon The
certflate number, year of issuance, descnpt-on of property and the name in
which tl was a 34sed are as follows'
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
801 2006 1-2-43-32-AC00-001-0000 PAHOKEE ENCRONMEN-
CENTER, INC
The East one-half of the NorthA one-quarter of there Southeast one-quater
of the Northwest one quarter of Secion 29, Township 43 South, Range 32
East, Hefdry County, Florida W
Less and e.ept Gas, Oil and Mineral rlght not owned by pnor owner
Subject to existing easments and right of ways of record,
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be deemed according to law, the property d!
scrbed in such ce.. fiate will be sold to the hilghe bidder at the Clerk's Of-
fice, 2nd Floor, Administraton Wing, La Belle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.,
on the Third Iaursday in the month of Aprl, which is the 16th day of
April, 2009,
Dated this 25th day of Februaryr, 2009.
Barbara S. Buter
ClerkC of Circuit Cou
Hendry County, Florida
313575 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNESV, LLC holder of the allowing
certfi t, has filed -d cert ate for a tax deed to be issued theeon, The
certafcte number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in
which It was as sed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
743 2006 1-35 43 31-010 000J 0020 RENE ALEJANDRO MARTINEZGUER

The Northwes on-quaer of the Nort-east one-quarter of the Norheast one-
quarter of the Southeast one quarter of Seclon 35, Township 43 South, Range
31 East, Hend= County, Florida. Also known as Lot 2, Block J, Pioneer Planta
tion, an unrecrded subdivision
Less and except Gas, Ou and Mineral rights not owned by pnor owner,
Subject to existing eaements and right of ways of record
All of said property being U the County of Hendr, State of Florida
Unless such certficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scnbed in such cerifiate will be sld to the highest bidder at the Clerk's of-
rice, 21d Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.
on the Third Thursday in the month of April, which is the 16th day oI
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Flonda
313590 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Satutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PFINOT IV, LLC holder of the Rwig certified,
has filed sa crtfiate Cor a tax deed to be issued thereon The ertfiate number
year of ssuae, npn of prfp-rand the raR in which it was aseed are


NO YFAR BF-RI ON WHICH AGFG rD
14% 2063 13- 32 Y01-0000 MRS CHARLES S BY
The N e-hal eof the theast one-uarte of the N one-uarer of the
Southeast oequa of the SoUthwest oe-qrer of ectIon 36, Tn









8r3do IBIttCM8C a eltt,
South, Range 32 st, Hd Count, Fld, SUBJECT to an segment for an ac
es oad of e East 30 feet teoD known as ot no 4053 In MON1
RANCH ESTATES
LeS and exept Gas, Oii and Mlneal rights not owed by pnor ower
Suh]e to eLsUng .men_ and rght of ways of red
All of d poverty being the County of Hdr, State of Fonda
Unles such certifite all be redeemed acrdilng to law1 the pr desnbed in
suo ertlficate wll be sold to the highest bidder at the clerks F. d la ,
Admlnlstatlon Wlg, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the FIjN Tnursday
3Dated tis oth day of Mach, 2009.
BarbaraS Butler
Clerk of C UCt Court
Hend Count, Forda
315380 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNES V, LLC holder of the allowing
ertfir te, has filed d etfiat for a tax deed to be Iued the n The
ertlfiate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in
which it was aessed are as follows'
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
687 2006 1-33-43-31-AO-0039-0000 ]OSE A HERNANDEZ
The Southwest one quarter of the Northwet one-quarter of the Southwest
one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South,
Range 31, East, Hendry C.ounty, Florida SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
Sroad of the East 30 feet thereof Al known as Lot 163, PIONEER PLAN
TA0ION, an unreorded subdisCon
Less and except Gas, Ol anbd Mneral rght not owned by prCor owner
Sub ect to existing eaements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendty, State of Florida
Unless such cert"flcate shall be redeemed acodrdlng to law, the property de
scribed in such certfiate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
fee, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:oo AM.,
on the Third lursda in the month of Aril, which 15 the 16th day of
Apr, 2009.
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
BarbaraS Butler
Clerk of Clrcult Court
Hendry County, Florida
313571 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Sataetes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LLC holder of the fllw cerca,
has filed sd etficte fr a ax deed e ise thereon The eficate numlr
yer of isuace, dsnpn of proper, and the e in which it was a.esed are
as follow,

No YAR DESRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1590 2006 1-31]4 33-AO -0012 -E00 MANUEL LOPE &

ITe South oe-half of the Southest onequarter of the Nortwt one-quarter of the
Noeast one-auarier of the Notest one-uarter of _n 31, TowShlp
3, Range 33 East, Hedry County, F-Ida, SUBJECT to an segmentt `r an ac-
ces ad oer the Est 30 fNet the.of A knwn as Lot 6.91, Mond.. Ranch Es
tats, an unreorded subdvslon


All of said aowly belng in the Cou nty of Hendr, Sa of Florida
Unles such ertfiate hall _h redeemed a rding to law the pr desnbed in
suo ertlficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Cer's O 2 d r ,
Admlnistlo Wi"g, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on he Fith Tnursday
n the month of April, whleh iS the 30th day of April, 2009.

BarbaraS Butler
Clerk of C,.rcut Court
Hend Coun.*, onrda
315399 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNES v LLC holder of the following
ertifiate, has filed said rtfiate fr a tax deed to be .sued theren The
ertficate number, year of issuance, descrLpton of property and the name in
which it was passed are as follows.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chaper 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOCE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT INOT IV, LLC holder of the folowing rfite,
le, fild 828d 3 8 f03 A OaR deed Ie I82u3ed thereo The =3tC Cr8
yearo issuance, npon of pro and the name in which t was as are
as Yellows'
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED


1896 200 123 -43 00 00 042 Be Wagon e & IE E
....Cr .. x ...... 30 r &wa8rey ,s CCCrsees c of
the Estate of tto CgC 0er
t 7 f KEEANTA ANTAON OM197.512N first plat in Hendry County, Flda,
dng to the lat therf, worded in Plat Bk 2, age 57, Pubc ecds of
Hedry County Fronda, and i n ng inr fctional eion 23, Tonshilp 43
South, Range 34 Eas, Hendr ouny, onda
ad esptGas manndMa right otown pnor -Hner,

All of d opry be in the County of Hend State of Florida
Unle ch rtfite shall be redeemedacdlng to law, thep rt descnbed
sGdh ertfiate will be Gld to the highest bidder at the Clerk's O e 2nd Flor,
Admlnl n Wing, LaBelle Flori at 11:00 A` M,, on the F Tus
in the month of April, whrh is the 30th day of April, 209t
Dated this C 8 0h day of Ma rph, 2009
BarbaraS BSur
Elerk of ErcuCt Court
315395 CGS 4/2,9,16,2309 d

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statubes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT I1I, LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certficate for a tax deed to be iBued thereon The
rificate numbe ar o iuance, dcripton, of property and the name in
which it C assess d are as follows
CENT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
48 2006 127-43-29-010-0002-0090 BEN WESLEY NIEDECKEN,

The East one half of the West one half of the Southwest one-quarter of the
Southeast one quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 29 East
Hendnl County, Florida; LESS the North 30 feet thereof, previously Re
for perpetual road nght of way
LeA and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior oner
Subject to exsing easements and right of ways of record
All of said properabeing ina the C.ounty of Hendy, State of Florida
Unless such certified shall be redemed a=rdng to law, the property de-
srlbed in such crtfdcate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
fiO 2nrd Flr, Administration Wing, LBelle, Florida, at 11:o00A.M.
on e Th rd Thursday in the month o April, which is the 163h day o
April, 2009.
Dated thlS 25th day of Febrar, 2009 .

Clerk of CcuFit Court
HendCy County, Florida
313558 CGS 3/19,26;4/2,9/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GEN THAT SAUTERNES V LLC holder of the following
ertificate, has filed said certficate for a tax deed to be isued thereon The
certhficate number, year of isuance, desrlpIon of property and the name in
which it was assessed are as Follows.
CER NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1042 2006 1-2244-32-010-0009-0070 JULIA GONALEZ
Let 7, Block 9, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, accordIg
to the plat theeof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37, of the Publc Records of
Henry County, Florida
Less and exept Gas, Oal and Mieral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing segments and right of ways of record
All of said prope" beg in the County of Hendr, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
sribed in such ertficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
fide, l dministraton Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.,
on the "third Tursday in the month of April, which is the 16th day of
Dated ths 25th day of February, 2009
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of CIrcuIt Court
Henry County, Florida
313572 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of the following
erthficate, has filed said cerifcate for a tax deed to be isued thereon The
ceficate number, year of isuance, desriptlon of property and the name in
whih it wa wsesd a_ as Nws


C NAME IN CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3 YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
891 2006 1-14-4-32-A00-0017-0000 GONZALE- INVESENTS, 803 2006 1-29-43-3200-8g-0100 MARY MAMNE WILLIAMS
LLC & DAVID LEE NIEHAUS


The North one-half of the Southeast one quarter of the Southeast one quarter
Sthe Northea one-quar of the Northeast one-quarte of Section 14,
1Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florda SUBJECT to an



Subect to existing eaments and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendy, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accrdng to law, the property de
scribed in such certfiate will be sld to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
fil, 2id Floor, Administraton Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M,
In the Tird hursdaCy Cn the month of April, which IS the 16th day of
April, 2009
Dated this 2th day of February, 2009
Barbara s, Buter
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Floida
313579 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09


The North one-half of the Southest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quar-
ter of the Southwest one quarr of Secon 29, Townshp 43 South, Range 32
East Hendry County, Florida LESS road dedlton of 25 feet on the West side

LeV and except Gas, Ol and Mineral righ not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record,
All of said promty bing in the County of Hendr State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redmed according to law, the pperty de-
_rbed in such certficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
fise, 2nd Flor, edmnistrateon Wing, LaBelle, florda, at 11:00 A.M,
on the ird Thursday in the month of Apri, which Is the 16th day ol
Apel, 2009.
ated this 25th day of February, 2009
Barbara Si Buter
HClerk of CIFCuit Cu
Hend3 County, Florida
313559 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florda Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC holder of the fOl-C
certificate, has filed d certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon, Th,
certficate numbe year of iuane denptlon of property and the name
which it was assessed are as follos
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRPTON WHICH ASSESSED
1171 2006 1 22 40132 010 0083 0100 TODD AMES, LLC

to the plat tFere ,,erded in Plat Book 3, Page 37 through 39, Publi

LeA and ecept Gas, Oil and Mneral rgh not owned by pnor owner
Sube to existing easements and right of way of record
All of d property being in the County of Hendr, State of Florida

Unle such crtfite shall be redeemed aOrding to law, the property de
sribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of
fie, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.
on the ird Thursday in the month of April, which is the 16th day o
April, 2009.
Dated this 25h dayn of Fetbrar, 200s
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of CIrul CoIu
Hendey County, Floenda
313566 CGS 3/19,26;4/2,9/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Floida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT V, LLC holder of the fllowIng ceOaRfi
as field sad for a Y x deed to e issued there The cecate numorr
ear of rssuance, decrlptlon of property and the........ heC C ........ cCae d ar

CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTON WHICH ASSESSED
1293 2006 126-44C32A 02600 CO JOSE E DEL CASLL
Tre South orehalof th e Norhw-st on arter of the Suthwst quarter of hi,

es r;ad of the est 30 feet teref A e o as Lot 1002, MONTURA hrCdi
ESTATES, an unrecorded su-duslon
Le and except Gas, O and Mera rights not owned by prorowner
Sub l t to exlsing emen and right of dways of record


Unless su cer shall be red ed acrd to law, the property de ed













C u re8 C R C 8 ER O 0 E F all Cw C D
such cerficate wll e te highest bdder at the Cles Of e 2d Fl
Administration Wiig, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., the Fifth Thursdal
in the mth of Aprl, ch s the th day of rndl, 3a2 o9 r
Dated th isth day of Mah, 2009.













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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT EI, LLC holder of the fllowmC
certioficate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The
certificate numbe year of iuane, decrptoon of pperty and the name
which it was assessed are as follo
CERT. NAME IN
No YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1041 2006 1-22-44-32-010-0009-0030 JORGE LUIS RPXES &
FLORENTINA G, REYES
Lot 3, in Blk 9, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES FIRST SUBDIVISION, accrd
rg to the plat thereof corded in Plat 3, Pag 37, 38 & 39, of the Purblr
Records of Hendly C county, Florida
Les and expt Gas, Oi and Mineral right not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of sad property being in He Couny of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such ertficate shall be redeemed according to law, the propertyde
nrbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's OF
fis, 2nd Fllr, Administration Wing, La Belle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.
on the ll i ursday in the month of April, which IS the 16th day o
April, 2009.
Dated this 25lh day of February, 2009.
Brbad Butluer
Clerk of CI2uIt Cou
Handr County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT Di, LLC holder of the followlm
certificate number year of issuane, decrpon of prperty and the name 11
which it was assessed are as folos
CERT. NAME IN
No YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
881 2006 1-13-44-32-A00-0242-0000 ANA PE-
The South one-half of the Northwes oneuaer of the Southeast one-qua
of the Northwest one-qua-er of the Southeast one-quare of Secon 13
Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendi County, Florida, subject to ao
easement for an acess road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lo
No 5518 In Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdision
Lets and except Gas, Orl and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of recrd
All of sad property being in the County of Hendrl, State of Florida
Unless such ertlfiate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
crel in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at t=e Clerk's Of
flee, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:01 A.M
on the "nIIrd "nursday in the month of April, which is the 16th day o
Aprl, 2009
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
Barbaras Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendr CoUndt, Florida
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April 2, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 17


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

Chapter 197.512 Flodda Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT I, LLC holder of the following
ertfite has filed ad cerate for a tax deed to be issued theeon The
ertte number year o issuance, despton o property and te name in
which it was assed are as follows
:ERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
302 2006 1 2943-32A OO0042 0000 PAHOKEE ENVRONMENTAL
CENTER, INC

he East onhalf of the Northwest one quarter of the Southeast one quarter
of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 29 TonshLip 43 South Range 32
St of the Pubic Rerds of Hendry County, Florda Le road dedcaton of
5 feet on the North sder t of the o aac

he est one-half of te Northeast one00uarter of the Southeast onequarter
of the Northwest one quarter of Secuon 29, Townshop 43 South, Range 32
East of the Pubic Reords of Hendry County, Florida s road dedication of
i5 feet on the North side of tract

he East one-hlf of the Southwest one-quarter of the Sotheast one-quarter
f t Northwest one-quarteo of on 29, ownsh 43 South, Range 32
ast of the Pubic R ds of Hendry Cou nt, Flonda Less rad ded on of
5 feet on te Soth side of the t pAct




Subt to existing cement and right of ways of rerd
Al of said property being in the County of Hendry State of Florida
Jnls such rtlificate shall be Adeemed according to larw, the property de
cbed in sucRh certfiote will be ld to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
ice d Flooroe Administration Wing LBelle, Florida, at :0 A.M
n the rd Thuday i the month o pr, which s the 16tt day o
%prl, 2009.
ated this 25th day of February, 2009.
Barbara s Butler
Clerk of Clruit Court
henry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
OTCE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of the following
ertficate, has fied id ceficate for a tax deed to be issued thereon, The
ertliate number, year of issuance, desrnpton of property and the name in
hich was asked a t re as follows
:ERT, NAME IN
N YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
e98 2006 1-29-43-32-A00-0023-0000 PAHOKEE ENVIRONMENTAL
CENTER, INC

The East onehalf of the Northest one quarter of the Northeast one-quarter
f the Northwest onequarter of the Section 29 Township 43 South Range 32
ast of the Publc Records of henry County Floda Less road dedton of
he 25'on the North side of the tract
rThe West one half of the Northeast one quarter of the Northeast oneuarter
f the Northwest one-quarter of Section 29, TrtnshLp 43 South, Range 32
ast of the Pubic Records of Hend County, Florida s ad dedication of
i5' on th North side of the tract,
pa1 l 3
The west one-half of there Southeast one-quarter Northeast one-quarter of the
rthwest oned quarter of Seon 29, Township 43 South, Ranged 32 East of
the Pubhi Records of Hendry County Florida,
the East onhalf of the Southwestr one-quater of the Northst one-quarter
If the Northwest one quarter of Secon 29, Tonshlp 43 South, Range 32
East of the Public Records of Hendry County Florida Ls had dedicalon of
5' on the South side of the tract
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by pnor owner
Subaet to existing easments and right of ways of ecord
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Jniss such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
;cnbed in such certifiate will be sld to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
rice, 2d Floor, Ad-mlnl on Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11100 A.M.,
on the Third Thursday in the month of April, which is the 16th day of
Apl, 2009.
Dated this 25th day of Fabruary, 2009
Barbara sI Buter
Clerk of Circuit Court



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NO-CE IS HEREBy GIVEN THAT SAUTIERNESV, LLC holder of the following
dertilite, has filed .id certfate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The
ertficate number, year of issuance, descnption of property and the name in
which it was assed are as follows'
:ERT, NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
700 2006 1-33-43-31-A00-0234-0000 ]OHANNE H CYR MATTHEW D
% JORDYN TAYLOR PROPERTY,

The Northwest one quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwst
-ne quarter of the Southeast one quarter Secon 33, Townshl p 43 South
Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida LESS the South 20 00 deet thereof
SUBJECT to an easement for an atss road of the East 30 00 feet t1eef
Also known as Lot 154, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecrded subdvision
Less and exept Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Sublet to existing easments and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Jnl-s such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
;Cnbed in such cert"fiate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
ice, 2Md Floor, Adminisation Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 1110. A".,
,n the Iid Thurslay in the month of April, which is the 16h day of
UpRl, 2009.
Dated this 251h day of February, 209
Barbara S Buter
Clerk of Circuit Court

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ANTONIO & COLETTE MARTINEZ holder
of the following roficate, has filed said etficte for a tax deed to be is-
d there o Th ofite nrirtuer, 01ar ed on of Ptre
erty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows,
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1368 2001 1-14-44-32-A00-0211-0100 STELL KEVENIDES EST
MONETURA LAND AND CATTLE INC

The Norh nehal of the Norwestonequarterof the Southeast onequarter
f the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14,

2837, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrerded subdivision,
Less ad except Gas, O and Mnel rgh not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easments and right of ways of ecord.
All of said property being in the County of hendry State of Florida
Unless such certicate shall be redeemed acrdng to law, the property de
scribed in such ertfit will be oild to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
flt, 2nd Floor, Administratilon Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 1100 A&M.,
on the Tirrd Thursdary in the months of April, which the 16th day of
April, 2009
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
Barbara S., Butler
Clerk of Circit Court
HendrCGy County Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of the following
ertfite, has filed id ert ficalte for a tax deed to be itued theron The
rfi number, year o issuance, description of property and the name in
Ahich it r ege,,d gre a Oollow o
:ERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
588 2006 1 3313 31 A0OO0042 0000 JOSE A HERNANDEZ
The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest
ne quarter of the Northeast onequarr of SlOetn 33, Township 43 South,
Range 31 East, Hendry Coun, Florida, SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
Sroad of the East 30 feet eof Alo known as Lot 162, PIONEER PLAN-
TAlON, an unrerded subdison
Less and except Gas, OI ad Mlneal rights not owned by prior owne
Subject to existing laments and e right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed acrdng to law, the property de-
scribed In such ertlficte will be Pold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
fice, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.,
on the Third Thursday in the month of April which iS the 16th day of
April, 2009
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
Barbaras Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Henry County, Florida
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PUBLIC WORKSHOPS FOR
COMPREHENSIVE PARTHWAY LAN FOR HENRY COUNTY
FDOT Project #423354-1-18-01
Hendry County has scheduled publh information workshops regarding a Com-
pehensie Pathway Plan A study is currency berng conducted by Hendry
County to deter ne lotions of ppo ed new pathways in Hendry
County
The pubc information meetings will be held as follows
Harlem Community Meeting, Aprl 9t, 29 at 6 00 m at Haem C
Center Ioted at 2000 7th Street, Clewton, FL 3344
Pioneer Communityeeti, April 13h 2009 at 7,00 p.m at Pioneer Cor
munty Center located at 910 Panama A Clewston, FL 33440
ort LaBelle Commun Meeting, April 16th at 7 0 p m at Grace Bapst
Church, 00 dat 4200 NEC Eulyptus Blvd LaBelle FL 33935
Felda Area ommunty Meeting Aprl 20th at 7'00 p m at Felda Commu-
nlt Center, located at 100 CR 830o, Felda, FL 339300
Montura & Flaghole Community Meeting, Aprl 22, at 7 00 p noted
at Central County Water Control D 1 -1c, Ioated at 475 S. Cabbage Palm
Street, Clewiston FL 33440
Cewston and Hookers Point Communty Meeing, Aprl 291h @ 6 00
pm at the John Boy Auditorium,- Bearsley Room located at 1200 S W C Ow
ens Blvdd Cle.ston FL 33440
LaBe Ae Communrity Meeng, Aprl 30th at 7 00 p m at the LaBee
Cc Center, loted at 481 W Hickpoochee Ave, LaBelle, FLt 33935
School Officials May 18 2009 at 10.00 a.mr Hendry Clounty School Board
Room, oted at 25 E H ickpo Ohee Ae LaBee, FL 33935
The wort All poide inerstd with the oppid Wr adr q
tons and pre their ve concern trhe location and potential environ-
menta impacts aociated with the pan The workshop will be on the
org ehda r o f t toht otrfo e uy H etrgo ,r board, A ria phCot togra
and other proecrelated infoaton wll be on display County staff will be
available to answer questions and dLu the project Please note that this
is not a oopubic hearing A formal pubic heanng wll be held later in the
study process, in keeping with state and federal requrenlents
Prooct documents ae available for pubic rew unti May 18, 2009 at the
Barron Libary, 461 N Main Street, LaBee, Foda 33935 and at the City o
Clewlston Publc LTbrary located at 120 West Oscola Avenue, ClewistOn,
Florida 33440 ProBect documents are also available for reve Monday-Fn-
day from 8 O a m to p m at the Hendry County Engineer's Office o-
ted at 99 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935
If you have any questions regarding the Comprehensi Pathway Plan project,
you may oorntact Mr Shane Parker, P E County Engineer at (864) 675-5222
or by emal at sparked @hendryfla net Persons with disabiities who may
need special accommodations at the workshop, in accordance with the
Americans with Dsbalites Act of 1990, should contact BonnE e hanshaw at
(863) 675 5222
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REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS
FELDA MSBU STORMWATER MASER PLAN
RFQ NUMBER: 200-9
OPENING DASE AND TIME: APRIL 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.










A oy of e Instructions and RFQ o ents n be from the Hendr
County Engrtneng Department Iated at 99 E Cowbey Way, La Bele, Florida(for
pLck up), Post Office BO t 1670, LaBelle, FL 33975 ( aling address) or by alBnc
(863) 675-5222.
Ts lctlE do not commit Hendr County to award any tcts, to pay an
costs i- ue in the peparaon of a espon to this Id, or h enract for any sr


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REQUEST FOR BIDS
PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES FOR
HENDRY COUNTY JMaL INMATES
BID NUMBER: 2009-17
OPENING DATE AND TIME: APRIL 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Sealed Bids wll be ce d by the Board of County Commissioners of Hend
County, Floida, for "Pharmaceutical So ices for Hendry County al
Inmates" In order to be considered Bids muso t rec d by the Board ol
County Comm=ss-ones at the CjE, Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendr,
CounCourthouse Complexr 25 E Hckpoc hee Avenueo LaBelle Florida b
April 15, 2009 at 2 O00 p m, at which time all response to this request o l
ibe reorded in the prene of one or ore o witneh-
A eopy of the Instctons and Bid Document rr an be obtained from the Hend-
ry County Purchasingr Departiment, located at 165 S Lee Strt, LaBellea
Florida (for pick up) Post Office Box 2340 LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing ad
dress or bycaling 863) 675-5220 or (86 983-1585
This Mlicltatlon does not commit Hendr/ County to award any ontrats, tc
pay any costs i In the preparaton of a response to this Bid, or tc
contract for any serIes The County reseres the right to rejec any or all
sub 1ittals revived as a result of this solctaton, or to cancel in part or il
its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best in- of the County to do Go,
Hendry County is an Equal Opportrunot Employer and Drug/Smoke Free
Place


IN THE CIRCUdT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNtY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER: 2009-016-CP
DIVISION: PROBATE
IN RE ESTATE OF
BERYLE BOWLING

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRAON
The administration of the estate of Be
yle Bowling, decead, Fle Num-
ber 2009-016-C is in the Circuit
Court for Hendry County, Florida,
Prbae Division, the addre of
which is 25 E HIckpochee Avenue,
PO BOX 1760, LaBelle, FL
33975 1760 The names and pe
sonal representative and the per-
sonal reprentate's att orney are
set north below
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
FIFIED THAT
All petns on whom this notice is
seed who have obMelo'ns that
challenge the Valdlty of the will, the
rqualifications of the penal repro e
sentaor ve nue, or urisdiction of
this Court are required to fie their
obeons wi, this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM
All credito- of the deedent and other
persons having claims or demands
a copy of ths noce ,s sed wrthi
three months after the date of the
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRIY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditos of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the deedent's estate must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT So FLED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
No s March 26th, 2009
PerAonal Reprentatve,
Attorney for Personal Representatve
Mark J, Neowikl, Esqulre
Flonda Bar No 358861
480 Maplewood Drive
Suote 2
,uplte Florida 33458
561 746-9200
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anet B Taylor, Chair
Board of County Comm ssoners
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
INAND FOR HENDRYCOUNTY,
FLORIDA
Ca9 No.: 2008-0450-CP

IN RE' THE ESTATE OF
Jeboam Sam Fin

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The admlnlstraton of the estate of
Jeboamr Sam Frank, decsed,
who date of death as Octber 24,
2006, IS pending i the C-irut Cout
for Hend County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
Office Box 1760, La Belle, FL 33975
The names and address of the per
nal representave and the penal
rersentaive's aorney are set for
belo


to be -red must file their clams wit,
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
All thr creditor of the decent and
other persons hing caims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their caims with this court WITH
IN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN 00HE
TME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF
TER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date offirs pu blcaion ofths no
tR. is March 26,2009.
Pe-onal Repreentate
HC 61 Box 55
C ewlston, FL 33440
Ralph Elver
Florida Bar Number 215848
Pa- Law Firm
Attorney for Persnal Representatve
PO Dawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone(863 675-5800
Fax No (863)675-4998
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. O8-01-CA
INDYMAC BANK, SB.
pMlintiff
VS
FRANCISCO FRANCO, CARDINA
FRANCO UNKNOWN TENANT () IN
POSSE&SION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY, RAINTREE VILLAGE UNIT NINE
PROPERTY OWNER'S ASSOCIATED,
INC ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TERATION SYSTEMS, AS NOMINEE
FOR NDYMAC BANK, PSB,
Defendant


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIEN pursuant
o an Order Rehedul ng Fclosu
Sale dated Marh 23, 2009, and en
red n se N 0-01-CA of the
Circuit Cour of the 2Dth Judicial Cir-
d, INDYMAC BANK, B is Plantff
and FRANCISCO FRANCO; CARDINAL
FRANCO and MORTGAGE ELECTRON-
IC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, AS
NOMINEE FOR INDYMAC BANK, FSB,
are defendants wll e1 to the high-
est and best biNdder for caS, on the
2ND FLOOR H HALLWAY, IN FRO OF
OFFICE OF CLE OF COURTS, AD-
INSTRATION BLDG, HENRY CO
COURTHOUSE, AT 25 ST HICK
POCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY
COUNTY, FL 33975, at 11 00o a ,
on th s 22nd day of Apnl, 2009, th
following described property as et
forth in said Final Tdgment, to wt
LOT 12, BLOCK 2315, PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 9, A SUBDIVISION
ACCORDING To THE PLcAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A prerasan calming an intent in the
surplus from the sale, f any, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the l pndns but file a claim
thA 60 days after the ale,
Daed this 27th day of March, 2009
BARBARAS BU TLER













Sns cc) e
C As Clerk of c i Cou"
By /s/ D Hammond
As Depuey Clerk
Ths notice is provided puuant to
AdniCostrave Order No, 2,065
,In accordan with the Amerceans
wath Dalb2ltes A, if you a, a per














son with a dsablty who needs any
accommodaton in order to partpate






























cnn eddanA mP, D usadad
in this p dng, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, Uo pr sons of sceain
asstandce. Pleae contact the Court
Administratr at 25 East HckpNehee,
aBelle, FL 33935, Phone No
(941) 33S-2299 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice or plead-
ing, if you are ng impaired, 11
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THE ANNUAL REPORT OF KELLY
FOUNDATION, INC for the edar
yar ended December 31, 200 is
alalae at sS o loaed at AT E
Sugarland HIghway, lewiston Flonda,






























3 in" o. drn eul
bu.no ho-& an, hoon ho r,
. .thin day, hef
(Phe No, 63-9Y3-8177)
Prncpal Man er of the Foundation is
315712BN 4/2/g 9


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY INSURANCE
ADVISORY BOARD
Notice ms hereby g;ven that the
Board wl hold a metlng Monday,
April 13, 2009 at 400 prm., at the
Hendry County Courthou_ Squae,
Room #A-118, 165 South Lee
Street, LaBelle, Florida,
If a pe`n decides to appil a
dec-slon made by the Board wXth
respect to an matter dlscussed at
such metlng, he/she will need a
record of t e proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the pored'in I 'Remade,
hy rnd V lPde s t whe the
appeal is to be based
Henry County
dnsuance Adary Board
311966 CN/CB 4/2/09


IN TRE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TIWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY,
CIVIL ACON
a ASE NO. 2007-1032-CA
SaNWRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
MAReA RAMIREZ, et al,

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE S HEREBY GIVEN pouRsnt
dated Mar 2009 and r din

wren UNTUST MORTGAGE, INC, IS

best bidder for cash IN RONT OF THE
BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF
THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINIS TION
29TH SONTH, LABELLE, FLODA at
"i. -AM, on He 22nd day of Apdl, 2009,
the llong derbed propet as set
in said Fial Judgment'

SOUTHWEST ONE-UTARTER OF
TE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTR OF
THE NORTHEAST ONE-UARTER
OFHE NO RTHEASTONE QUARTER
OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, HENRY
CO Y, FLORIDA SUECT T
AN ASEMENT R AN ACCESS
ROAD OF THE WEST 30 FEET
OTHER OF, SUBJECT TO AN EASE-
MENT FOR DRAINAGE CANAL OF
THE SOUTH 30 FEET THEREOF.
ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 6140,
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, UNRE-
CORDED SUBDIVISION.
A/K/A 575 SOUTH SHETAND ST.
CLEANSTON, IL 33440

from ii a, if any, oldr than
tho 7P1378 M the Fsotda o the
(CT) dBysoatthe sale aa. wl
WITNESS MY HAND and Pe al o ths
Court on March 232

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gve Noice of Forelosure
of Ien and intent to the hles on
iL LO LABEULLE FL 33935, pur1 s
Satut M TISOWING & RECOVERY
aor all bdh Ill.

199S Frd
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
C=L DIVISION
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IN ITE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWEN1IETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL AM-ION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000128
WELLS FARGO BANK, N, SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS
FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC.,

WILLIAM HERNANDEZ, et al,
Defendants)


TO. ELIZABETH HERNANDEZ
KNOWN ADDRESS
'382 Kings BMW Road

CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HERE-
IN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) 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' UN-
KNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS, UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foIeclo a mortgage on the following
pe in ENDRY County, Florida
LOT 9, SUNSHINE LAKE ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
pLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 175, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME
LOCATED THEREON AS A FIX-
TURE
AND APPURTENANCE TERETO
has been filed against you and you are
requireA d to a copy of your wrt
ten defense within 30 days after the
first publication, if any, on Florida De-
fault Law Grop, PL Plant's ator-
ne, whose addes is 9119 Corporate
Bke Drive, Suite 300, Tamoa, Florida
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Okeehobee News p
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the Court on this 20th day of March,
2009
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Clerk of the Court
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Tampa, FL 33622 5018
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Sugar deal may be downsized


By Pete Gawda
INI Florida
The purchase of U.S. Sugar by South
Florida Water Management District (SF
WMD) for Everglades restoration may not
be as sweet a deal as originally announced.
In response to published speculations that
economic conditions have forced the sale to
be downsized from 180,000 acres to 75,000
acres, Deena Reppen, SFWMD's deputy ex-
ecutive director for governmental and public
affairs, admitted that high level talks are go-
ing on.
Her remarks came during the Friday,
March 27 meeting of the County Coalition for
Responsible Management of Lake Okeecho-
bee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries
and Lake Worth Lagoon. This organization
is made up of county commissioners repre-
senting 10 counties in South Florida. The as-
sembled commissioners also heard a report
on the condition of Lake Okeechobee by Su-
san Gary of SFMWD and a report on the re-
habilitation of Herbert Hoover Dike by Ingrid
Bon of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
(COE). Ms. Reppen told the commissioners
that they would be informed of any deci-
sion made. She also said that any proposed
changes would have to be approved by the
SFWMD Board of Governors. The sale was
to originally consist of all U.S. Sugar's assets
of 180,00 acres for $1.34 billion. Speculation
is that the sale would be reduced to 75,000
acres. Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah
expressed the opinion that if the sale were
reduced to 75,000 acres, there would not be
enough land for water treatment. He said
that amount of land would be needed for
water storage alone.



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Ms. Reppen said the sale is proceeding
toward a closing date of Sept. 25. Of the
180,000 acres under consideration, certain
tracts would be available for local govern-
ment use. Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay
Clewiston and the Florida Inland Navigation
District have requested tracts of land. Hendry
County Commissioner Kevin McCarthy noted
that if the sale were reduced to 75,000 acres,
the lands being considered for local govern-
ment use would not be involved in the sale.
If the originally announced 180,000 acre sale
goes through, all land in sugar production
could be leased back to U.S. Sugar for seven
years. Mr. McCarthy said that in that case the
lands being considered for local government
use are in sugar cane production and would
not be available for seven years.
Ms. Reppen addressed the concern ex
pressed about the economic impact of the
sale on the area. In t'-.. ,'. budget she
said SFWMD has set million from
projects and salary to fund capital improve-
ments and infrastructure in the local com-
munities affected by the sale. There is also a
potential for other sources of funds to help
the communities involved offset the loss of
income that would be caused by the closing
of U.S. Sugar. The governor's proposed fis-
cal year 2009/10 budget contains $5 million
to help areas impacted by the land acquisi-
tion. The governor's Office of Tourism Trade
and Economic Development has visited the
area to be impacted and is working to pro-
vide economic assistance.
Turning from the acquisition process,
Tom Teets, Everglades policy manager
gave an overview of the process to develop
a plan to use the land once it is acquired.
Pubic meetings were held to get the input
of all interested parties. Next modeling will
be done to look at different configurations
of land possible. In June a draft of possi-
ble configurations will be presented to the
SFWMD Governing Board. The draft will
be refined in July and a final draft of land
configuration and preliminary costs will be
given to the board of governors in August
before the closing in September.
Dr. Susan Gray of SFWMD urged water
conservation noting that rainfall in the 16
county area served by SFWMD is below
average and more dry weather is expected.
She said that Lake Okeechobee has a re-
surgence of submerged vegetation and the
quality of the lake water is improving. She
said water quality is fairly good for this time
of year. However, she said the salinity levels
are increasing in the St. Lucie River. Turn-
ing to dike rehabilitation, Ms. Bon noted
that the lake can fill up six times faster than
water can be let out. The dike was com-
pleted in 1962. In the 1980s COE began to
see problems with it. In the 1990s studies
were done and in 2005 construction was
started on dike rehabilitation. After Hurri-
cane Katrina, further study was done. The
section between Port Mayaca and Belle
Glade is being rehabilitated now by install-
ing cutoff walls in the center of the dike to
prevent seepage. This section is scheduled
to be completed by 2013. The Moore Haven
to Belle Glade section is scheduled rehabili-
tation next.
Commissioner Judah expressed his
thanks that SFMWD and COE were working
together to try to restore the pulse releases
to the Caloosahatchee River in response to
higher salinity level. Commissioner Russell
Echols of Glades County thanked SFWMD
for their help with the Moore Haven and
Pierce Canal projects.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


BHR Fire Department



helps the needy


Volunteers with the Buckhead Ridge
Fire Department have expanded their com-
munity service efforts in order to help com-
munity members in need. The volunteers,
who meet every Tuesday evening at the Fire
Department, decided to collect food for the
needy.
They plan to give the food to individuals
in the community who have a special need.
The first recipient of their donations is a
man they call "Grandpa." The gentleman is
a cancer patient and with the cost of medi-
cal care, has little money for food. This week
they surprised him with groceries.
"We collect canned goods and other
non perishable items at the Fire Depart-
ment," Pat Bell of the Buckhead Ridge Fire
Department explained. She said they also


County
Continued From Page 1

Bid Award: Pearce Canal
Dredging (Wendell Taylor)
Bid for $1,282,000 awarded to Dickerson
of Florida, Inc.. The only other bid presented
was for $1,698,000 from Rio-Bak. The proj-
ect will be completed before September 30,
20 with funding provided by South Florida
Water Management District.

Designate Area for Mailboxes
for Click Drive Residents
(Wendell Taylor)
Authorized County Manager Taylor to
work with Public Safety Director
Bob Jones and Lakeport Fire Chief to des-
ignate area off the tarmac near Lakeport Fire
Dept. for Click Drive residents' mailboxes to
be placed for mail delivery

Neglected Animals (Sheriff
Whiddon)
Sheriff Whiddon brought to the Board's
attention the need to consider accommo-
dations for impounded livestock. Recently,
several horses were seized in Muse and now
held at the Hendry County Sheriff's facility
being fed by Caloosa Humane Society Direc-
tor Suzanne Bonnell. Ellen Beers of Muse
suggested inmate trustees might be able to
take care of the animals if a containment
area was built on county property. Chair
Echols asked for the matter to be on the
agenda for the next night meeting.

Public input
Robert Sarazen and Timothy Alexander,
both of LaBelle, addressed the Board con-
cerning the recent dismissal of Mr. Sarazen
from the Muse Volunteer Fire Department,
citing FS 633.820 that Volunteer Firefight-
ers are considered employees, and that Mr.


accept monetary donations which are used
to buy additional food.
On the way to "Grandpa's" house, they
stopped at the grocery store where they
spent more than $70 on food, including per-
ishable items such as meat and eggs.
She said Grandpa told them he never
thought anyone would help him.
"He was very thankful," she said.
She said they plan to help more individu-
als.
Donations of non-perishable food and/or
cash may be taken to the Buckhead Ridge
Fire Department on Tuesdays between 7 and
8:30 p.m. If you know someone in Buck-
head Ridge who needs help, contact Pat Bell
at 863-357-1364. Ms. Bell said messages may
be left on the answering machine.

Sarazen was not allowed to file a grievance
as an employee.
Charley Hall of Washington Park ad-
dressed the Board concerning recent code
enforcement measures in his neighbor-
hood, stating, "One man's trash is another
man's treasure." He was directed to work
with Community Development Director
Larry Hilton on the schedule of cleaning his
yard and identifying the authority in the ordi-
nances for his particular citation.
Claudia McPherson inquired on the time
frame for getting on the agenda and was told
the deadline was Wednesday of the week
before a meeting but it would be scheduled
by County Manager Taylor to determine the
time needed for an item, and whether or not
the Board would need legal counsel pres-
ent.

Commissioner's comments
Request: Good Friday be a County Holi-
day (Commissioner Jones)
The motion for this request resulted in
a tie vote 2-2. Commissioner Beck was ab-
sent.
Commissioner Jones noted h had re-
ceived a petition from residents of Horse
shoe Acres requesting improvements to their
roads. He said when Horseshoe Acres roads
were paved with cheaper pervious material,
they were unable to hold up to the semi traf-
fic that was present then, (ordinance now
prohibits commercial vehicles parked or
stored in residential areas} and now there
are potholes and shoulders broken off.
[There is insufficient funding in the County's
Road Dept Budget for this item, but it may
qualify as road upgrades and be funded by
one-cent discretionary surtax that was voter
approved for that and other purposes.]
Chair Echols informed the Board of a
code enforcement violation on River Road
that has become a fire hazard with the over-
growth of vegetation. Road Superintendent
Brown estimated it might cost $5,000 and
3 days with machinery to clean it up. Chair
Echols stated he understood the court had
issued documents that will allow the county
to clean it up and lien the property.


U.S.S.C. agrees to amended



acquisition terms


Affordable two-step
acquisition protects jobs
and environment

Submitted by U.S. Sugar
CLEWISTON --- U.S. Sugar Corporation
agreed to the proposed amended terms for
the South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict's acquisition that allow the District to
acquire the Company's land in two smaller
phases and enable the Company to con-
tinue its operations.
"The Governor's bold vision for our
property remains the same as announced
in June. We're just being realistic in light of
the economy- the acquisition will be made
in two steps rather than one," said Robert
Coker, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs.
"Even so, this historic acquisition still
provides great benefits for the environment
and a fair value for our Company. With
property values and tax revenues falling,
this became a matter of what the District
realistically could afford," Coker said.
"Obviously, neither party gets every-
thing they wanted at closing, but over the
next ten years the state can still acquire a
large portion of historic Everglades and U.S.
Sugar property can still provide the legacy
footprint for significant restoration," Coker
said.


Under the proposed amended terms,
the SFWMD would acquire an initial 72,500
acres of the Company's land for approxi-
mately $530 million with an option to ac-
quire the remaining 107,500 acres for up
to ten years. The company would continue
to farm the 72,500 acres through a 7 year
lease that may be extended under certain
circumstances.
"The two-step approach provides a
greater degree of certainty for our business-
es, our employees and also our communi-
ties by keeping our farming and processing
operations viable," said Robert Coker, se-
nior vice president, public affairs.
Coker said that U.S. Sugar will lease
back the cane land for $150 per gross acre
for the initial seven year period.
The SFWMD can take 32,000 acres of
citrus land with one years notice. The SF
WMD also may take up to 10,000 acres of
cane land in the first ten years with a two-
year notice for approved and funded proj-
ects.
Up to 3,000 acres of transition lands
may be transferred to local municipalities
immediately if the land is not in sugarcane
production. "Both U.S. Sugar's Board of Di-
rectors and the SFWMD's Governing Board
must still approve these proposed amended
terms," Coker said.


NOTICE

TAX IMPACT OF

VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD

County of Hendry Tax Year 2008

Members of the Board
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relating to property tax assessments, exemptions, classifications, and tax deferrals.
Summary of Year's Actions


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Teachers
Continued From Page 1
in Glades County in 1979. She has taught
language arts, speech, drama, journalism
and ESOL. She has been an extracurricu-
lar sponsor for the newspaper, yearbook,
SADD, Beta Club, cheerleaders and drama
club. Currently, Ms. Ahern teaches intensive
reading, mentors students and does after
school tutoring.
In 2002 she added more goals to her ca-
reer. Laura Ahern began researching and
writing a grant for a program called Enhanc-
ing Education Through Technology. She also
became the program's technology trainer
and on site technician.
With persistence, Ms. Ahern completed


work on three grants for MHHS Her expe
rience enabled her to become the district's
liaison for the staff's state professional de-
velopment; and she has worked closely with
school accreditation and improvement.
Laura Ahern spoke to the banquet audi-
ence about her passion for education, young
people and lifelong learning. She addressed
many of her former students who are now
her co workers and neighbors.
"You have shaped the teacher you are
honoring tonight," said Ms. Ahern.
Three other Glades County teachers of
the year were honored that night. They
were Lydia Pell of Moore Haven Elementary
School, Jeanine Gran of Pemayetv Ema-
hakv Charter School, and Tina Wills of West
Glades School.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nea-
abolan@yahoo.com


INI/Nena Bolan
Laura Ahern was recognized March 27 as Teacher of the Year for Glades County
School District, and as teacher of the year at Moore Haven Junior Senior High
School. Three other teachers were recognized as teacher of the year for their
schools in the district. From left to right are Laura Ahern of Moore Haven Junior
Senior High School, Jeanine Gran of Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School; Jean
Lamar as guest speaker and Florida's Teacher of the Year; Lydia Pell of Moore
Haven Elementary School and Tina Wills of West Glades School.


By Patty Brant
INI Florida
Hendry County Commissioner Kevin
McCarthy urged his fellow commissioners
to put their efforts behind selling Hendry
County as the best site for the proposed in-
land port. "It makes the most sense," he told
his fellow commissioners at their March 26
meeting.
He felt Hendry County should be seeking
to use county property first, and the Hilliard
property as an ancillary partnership. The
Hilliard and USSC railroad spurs are very im-
portant in the equation. The 75-mile rail will
transport goods to and from the site, as will
S.R. 27, S.R. 80 and Airglades Airport.
The Hendry site has some advantages
over other possible sites, not the least of
which is the lack of adverse environmental
issues. He warned other commissioners not
to discount environmental impact as an im-
portant piece of the puzzle.
Several factors are in Hendry County's fa-
vor because the site has no important envi-
ronmental impact; it is not in the Everglades
Agricultural Area (EAA) and it is not panther
habitat.
In fact, he noted, the Audubon Society is
in favor of the Hendry site.
According to Commissioner McCarthy,
the county needs to take an aggressive stand
to get everything in place, making itself as
attractive as possible for the selection.
Commissioner Karson Turner is headed
to Tallahassee to lobby on behalf of Hendry


County as the site for the new inland port.
He has been asked to sit on an ad hoc com-
mittee representing Hendry County.
South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) will be seeking requests for quali-
fications on May I and requests for propos-
als on Aug. 1.
Landing the inland port would help Hen-
dry County gain back considerable revenue
lost due to state purchases of county prop
erty in recent years.
Commissioner Kevin McCarthy pointed
out that 29,500 acres have been taken off
Hendry tax roles by the state's Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration Program
(CERP). That will mean $3.3 million off the
tax roles if all of the USSC property involved
in the proposed purchase goes through.
He estimated the economic loss from the
state's purchase of STA-5, STA-6 and Berry's
Reservoir at $119 million in economic pro-
duction annually from Hendry County. If
cane acreage is also sold off, that's another
$72 million annually, he said.
Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT), by
which the state compensates counties for
land taken off the tax roles, now pays until
the county reaches a population of 150,000.
Previously, PILT payments were only pro-
vided for ten years after the state purchased
county land.


Briefs cont.


one is urged and invited to attend. There is
no charge; however donations are encour-
aged with all receipts going to support the
Ronald McDonald Houses.

Lakeport Community Asso-
ciation
The Lakeport Community Association
will meet on Tuesday night, April 7 at 7 p.m.
This will be an election of directors and
also plans for the summer. All members are
asked to attend. Everyone in the community
is welcome to come and share any ideas for
activities that you may have.

GC history books at library
The Glades County History Books are
available at the public library in Moore Ha-
ven. If you already ordered one, please pick
it up. Contact the library at 863-946-0744.
Enjoy a good book!

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it appears in print with an electronic e-sub-
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by themselves (for those looking to go to-
tally "green" and read online only) or also
bundled with a print subscription to the
newspaper.
The Glades County Democrat will donate
$10 of every e-subscription or print subscrip-
tion sold by recognized local community
and civic groups.
For details, e-mail okcirc@strato.net or
call Janet at 863-634 1188.

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

We want your news!
The Glades County Democrat welcomes
news from the community. Post your news
events, photos and opinions online at www.
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399-5253. For more information, see the At Native Plant Society
Your Service Box on page 4.


Updated VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at 2002
S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. For infor-
mation, call 863-467-2882. Post opens at
noon, Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for new
members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary,
Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS ladies
auxiliary.
*Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary dinner
and Men's Auxiliary or AmVets. Music will
be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at 12:45
p.m. Lunch will be available.
*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 dinner.
*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 Commander
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.


plans meetings
The Florida Native Plant Society meet-
ing 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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