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Title: Glades County Democrat
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Language: English
Creator: Glades County Democrat
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven, Fla.
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Publication Date: April 9, 2009
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Vol. 83 No. 35

Glades at a
Glance

Who can cook "The
best BBQ ribs"
Enter for $50 and show us what
you got! At the Moore Haven Chalo
Nitka Grounds Saturday, April 11.
Turn in your ribs at 4 p.m.
You can p. . 1 / calling
or e-mailing i .i.- 1 at 863-
233-3736 or i i ..1 ..
com. You can ,1 '-.' 1- .1 -I
ern's BP in Moore Haven or that
Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Plan
on a fun day with drawings and
prizes, Trophies will be awarded
for first, second and third place for
the best ribs!
All Proceeds will benefit the
Moore Haven Senior's Project
Graduation Class of 2009. We have
67 Seniors walking the field this
year come out an help us out
Moore Haven Fire Department will
be selling dinners.
See Briefs Page 23

Lake Level

11.93 feet
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Index
Classifieds 15
Public Forum 2
Obits 6
Religion 8
See Page 2 for information about
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Traffic team preps for Click It or Ticket


Fatal fiery crash
occurred March 27
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES COUNTY -- The com-
munity traffic safety team (CTST)
meets monthly to discuss the
safety of motorists, passengers,
cyclists and pedestrians. Problem
areas along main highways, back
roads and sidewalks are examined
by state, county, school district,
and city officials. Local residents
and organization representatives


also attend the meetings.
Debra Stallings, FDOT/CTST
coordinator, was present at the
meeting, April 2. She commented
that she had studied C.R. 74 at its
beginning in Glades County and
drove on it to the Charlotte County
line. Ms. Stallings took photos of
the narrow pavement and areas
where tires run off the roadway.
She noted that it must be a very
dark road when motorists are trav
eling at night.
C.R. 74 happens to be the short-
est artery connecting Glades and
Charlotte Counties and it is used
as an evacuation route. About


eight years ago it was closed due
to flooding problems. Recently,
the possibility of installing audible
pavement markers was discussed.
Debra Stallings mentioned that
now there is also the possibility
of adding shoulders to the pave-
ment. Donna Storter Long, county
commissioner, noted that C.R. 74
was placed on a list of FDOT road
projects chosen by Glades County
government.
Scott Bass, school district ad-
ministration office, commented
that officials were seeking to
eliminate safety problems when
they altered the parents' drop off


and pick up site for students at the
beginning of the school year. The
site was changed to the back of
the school and a crosswalk was
added to the street near the child
development building. Unfortu-
nately, some drivers are not follow-
ing designated protocol for safety.
Officials are concerned about the
congestion which contributes to
safety issues.

It or Ticket campaign that begins
its education awareness April 20.
The purchased media advertise-
See Click it Page 24


Spring cleaning: Glades County to clean Washington Park

Great American Cleanup needs volunteers


Glades County and
Washington Park will
beautify community
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

WASHINGTON PARK The
county community of Washing-
ton Park is located on the north-
east edge of Moore Haven, Glades
County. It was platted about 1917,
when the area was still in the
boundaries of DeSoto County.
Many farm families settled in the
community and a school was
founded in 1919.
Recently, the county has made
plans to construct a large pavilion
in Washington Park for community
events and an old gymnasium was
demolished to make way for the
new addition. The county devel-
opment department has noticed
that many residents and property


Glades County and Washington Park have scheduled a Great
American Cleanup Day for April 18. Trash and litter has accu-
mulated along some roads in Washington Park and volunteers
are needed to beautify the community. Call county develop-
ment at 863-946-1535.
owners have begun to comply needed and the county wishes to
with county ordinance code en- announce a volunteer event called
forcement, and removal of litter Great American Cleanup. This is
has improved the area's overall an annual nationwide campaign
appearance. from March to May. About two
However, more work is still million volunteers are expected to


roll up their sleeves and pick up
litter in 12,000 communities. In-
dividuals, organizations and clubs
are needed to volunteer for pick-
ing up trash and litter along the
streets of Washington Park. Also
needed are volunteers who have
pick up trucks and trailers that can
be used to haul away the debris
to the landfill. Volunteers will be
needed to load and unload trucks,
too.
The Great American Cleanup
Day is scheduled for Saturday,
April 18 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Volunteers and coordinators will
meet at the corner of Tobias Street
and Sixth Avenue by the rail road
tracks. Participants are asked to
wear close-toed shoes and to wear
gloves. Trash bags and cold water
will be provided.
Great American Cleanup is a
program begun by Keep Ameri-
ca Beautiful, Inc. Keep America
Beautiful was created in 1953, and
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Local Weather

Weather Forecast for Glades County
from the National Weather Service.

Moore Haven and surrounding areas:
Thursday: Sunny, with a
high near 81. Calm wind be-
coming southeast between 7
and 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly
clear, with a low around 59.
Southeast wind between 5 and
8 mph becoming calm.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Mostly sunny, with
a high near 86. Calm wind be-
coming south between 8 and
11 mph.
Friday Night: Partly [
cloudy, with a low around 63.
Southeast wind between 4 and
7 mph becoming calm.
Saturday: A 20 percent
chance of showers. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 87.
West wind between 5 and 11
mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with
a low around 64.
Sunday: Mostly sunny,
with a high near 88.
Sunday Night: Partly
cloudy, with a low around 65.
Monday: Mostly sunny,
with a high near 89.


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Agriculture census shows increase in area farms


By Charles M. Murphy
INI Florida
Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bron-
son said while the rest of Florida's economy
slumps, the numbers of farming operations
in the state are growing.
The 2007 Census for farms, released ear-
lier this year, showed an increase of 35 agri-
culture operations in Glades County, and 28
more agriculture operations in Okeechobee
County, since the last census in 2002.
A survey from the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture shows the number of
farms increased from 44,081 to 47,463.
Commissioner Bronson said agriculture
isn't making the money they used to, and
that young people aren't staying on the land
as much anymore. He did predict that the
future of Florida agriculture looks strong.
The number of farms, agriculture jobs
and total sales has substantially risen in the
past five years, but other economic pres-
sures have made farming less profitable, Mr.
Bronson added.
Florida ranked seventh in the nation in
overall sales. They were first in oranges and
grapefruit, foliage and squash. The state is
also second to Kentucky in horse sales and
second to California in various vegetable
sales.


The Ag census showed Okeechobee had
656 farms, an increase from 638 in 2002. The
number of acres in farm use is down from
392,495 in 2002 to 338,357 in 2007. The av-
erage size of an Okeechobee farm dropped
from 615 acres to 516 acres.
The census showed the market value of
production on the farms rose from $144.3
million to $177.6 million between 2002 and
2007. Crop sales accounted for 25 percent
of those numbers, just under $44 million.
Livestock sales made up 75 percent of the
market value, or just over $133.6 million.
Okeechobee was ranked 14th out of 67
counties in the total value of agriculture
products sold, and 410 among all of the
counties in the nation, some 3.079.
Milk accounted for just over $103.7 mil-
lion, cattle and calves just over $141 million,
and land used for hay, grass and other feed
accounted for just over $13.4 million. Har-
vested sod accounted for $3.8 million.
Okeechobee was number one in Florida
counties in Dairy products from cows, and
in cattle and calves inventories. They were
ranked 52nd in the nation in dairy products
and 67th in the nation on cattle and calf in-
ventories.
The census stated the average age of the
primary operator of Okeechobee agriculture
operations was 57 years. A large majority of


these owners, over 90 percent, were white.
The census in Glades County showed 311
farms in 2007 and 231 in 2002. The number
of acres used for farming dropped from
407,950 to 402,478 over that five year period.
The average size of farms in Glades County
dropped from 1,766 acres to 1,294 acres.
The market value of production increased
from $72 million to $85.3 million. Crop sales,
$59.2 million accounted for 69 percent of
the production and livestock sales, $26.1
million, accounted for 31 percent.
The census showed that cattle and calves
accounted for $55.6 million, sugar cane for
sugar just over $25 million, oranges and cit-
rus just over $9.4 million, and fruits, tree nuts
and berries, just over $32.3 million. The ma-
jority of principal operators were male, 261
of 321, and the average age was 57.5 years.
461 of the operators were white.
Mr. Bronson reported that net earnings
across the state for agriculture operations
fell from 40 percent in 2005 to 22.1 percent
in 2007, "This means that our farmers are
working harder for less return. We're not
making quite as much money as we were
but were still making money, we know
we're going to face the same economic is-
sues as anyone else. We've just been able to
do it with less heartache than some sectors
in the country."


Clubs and organizations


OCA Membership Meeting
The Spring Ortona Community Associa-
tion Membership Meeting will be held on
Wednesday, April 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
A brief business meeting will include an up-
date on Ortona's new children's playground,
followed by a timely visual presentation on
Florida's new "Firewise" Program. Division
of Forestry Ranger Danny Callahan will de-
scribe fire's role in Florida's history, clarify
current laws about burning, as well as "fire-
wise" construction and landscaping, Ranger
Callahan will also give tips on protecting
your home when wildfire threatens. At the
end of the program all will be treated to a
special "dessert extravaganza."
For further information, contact Fran Way
at 863-675-7880 or by e-mail at franwayrn@


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 a Youth
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!


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.


Your community directory ao.com. New Hope Baptist Church We need skill volunteers to do home re
pairs. Material donations are also needed.
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56 bikers ride for the
Darrell Ferneau, Okeechobee, marks the seventh time riders have met to
benefit the Lakeside Communities' Service
wins $500 Cash Prize Center, while this year's event was the first
Fifty six motorcyclists gathered from all time the neighboring Okeechobee Service
over Florida to participate in this year's Ride Center joined in for the fun.
for the Red Poker Run benefiting the Lake- Representing Belle Glade, Clewiston,
side Communities and Okeechobee Service Hollywood, Lake Worth, Lakeport, Lehigh
Centers of the American Red Cross. Acres, Moore Haven, Okeechobee, Teques-
The event, which was held on March 29, ta, Palm Bay, and more, the group of motor-
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Submitted photo/American Red Cross
Darrell Ferneau won first place in the American Red Cross Poker Run held
on Saturday, March 28, winning a $500 cash prize. Red Cross members (left
to right) Julie Shook, Okeechobee Service Center Branch Specialist; Debbie
Riddle, Okeechobee Service Center Branch Manager; Darrell Ferneau; Michael
Lampert, Chapter Chairman of the Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter; Thom-
as Hernandez, Lakeside Communities' Service Center Branch Specialist; and
Deborah McDuffie, Lakeside Communities' Service Center Branch Manager
presented him with his prize.
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Submitted photo/American Red Cross
American Red Cross Poker Run went to Clewiston's Larry


Submitted photo/American Red Cross
Clewiston's Shirley Reynolds was the recipient of $100 for the worst poker hand
in the American Red Cross Poker Run. Red Cross members presented her with
his prize.


Red Cross
cyclists rallied in rainy conditions for a good
cause.
In line with the very nature of the Red
Cross, the group of enthusiastic motorcy-
clists weathered the storm, soaked from
head to toe.
The event featured two different scenic
routes along Lake Okeechobee and par-
ticipants chose which route to experience
while receiving cards for their poker hands
along the way. The Lakeside Communi-
ties' Service Center route featured stops at
Everglades Adventures Resort in Pahokee,
Devon's Bistro in Belle Glade, Roland Martin
Marina & Tiki Bar in Clewiston, and Seacoast
National Bank in Moore Haven.
The Okeechobee Service Center route in-
cluded stops at J & S Fish Camp, Good Spir-
its, Cudaville and Iron Eagle, touring through
beautiful Okeechobee.
The motorcyclists reunited for a finale at
the Seminole Brighton Casino, the event's
Grand Sponsor (17735 Reservation Road,
Okeechobee). Debbie Riddle, Branch Man-
ager of the Okeechobee Service Center, said
"We are so thankful for the casino's gener-
osity and willingness to help the Red Cross
continue to deliver life-saving services to our
community."
At the casino, each participant enjoyed
entertainment, raffles, contests, food and
$20 in free play.
At the finale, Darrell Ferneau of Okeecho-
bee, a retired school teacher who remem-
bers the Red Cross for its aquatic programs,
was awarded $500 for his winning poker
hand.
Never having participated in a poker run,
Mr. Ferneau exclaimed "Maybe it was begin-
ner's luck, but I was shocked," adding "The
poker run was a lot of fun and I think I'll par-
ticipate again."
Larry Smith of Clewiston was awarded
$300 for the second best poker hand and
Shirley Reynolds of Clewiston was awarded
$100 for the worst poker hand.
In addition to the support of Seminole
Brighton Casino, the Red Cross is thankful
for the donations of several other sponsors.
Betty Ray of Iron Eagle in Okeechobee do-
nated a leather jacket valued at $700; Cycle
Gear of West Palm Beach donated a helmet
and leather vest; Scotty's Tiki Bar in Clewis-
ton donated various merchandise; Skull Hill
Steel in Okeechobee donated a $150 gift cer-
tificate; and Style Studio Custom Motorcycle
Shop in Okeechobee donated $450 in gift
certificates.
Deborah McDuffie, Branch Manager of
the Lakeside Communities' Service Center,
said "The poker run really showed a spirit
of collaboration amongst riders, communi-
ties and businesses, each having a hand in
ultimately allowing the Red Cross to come
to the aid of people who need it most."


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With Easter approaching, many parents
contemplate purchasing mallard duck-
lings as gifts for their children. The Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) suggests buying your child the
stuffed-animal version instead.
"Although these ducklings might make
nice pets while they're young, they can live
10 years and quickly outgrow the cute-and-
fuzzy stage, leaving full-size droppings on
your patio and outdoor furniture," FWC
waterfowl management coordinator Joe
Benedict said. "When this happens, parents
and children often grow tired of caring for
them and decide to turn them loose into the
wild."
They may not realize this is illegal and
puts Florida's native wildlife in jeopardy. By
law, no one may possess, buy or sell mal-
lards in Florida without a special permit from
the FWC, and releasing them is prohibited.
These activities are against the law be-
cause domesticated ducks, once released,
are capable of transmitting diseases, and
they compete with native wildlife for food
and habitat. Most importantly, releasing mal-
lards threatens the existence of the Florida


mottled duck, a unique subspecies found
only in peninsular Florida.
"These domesticated mallards are inter-
breeding with the mottled duck, producing
hybrid offspring," Benedict said. "This is a
serious concern and if not stopped, this hy
bridization could result in the Florida mot-
tled duck becoming extinct."
Pet mallards will not migrate when they
are released. They become established,
year-round residents of our state. When they
mate with wild mottled ducks, it pushes
Florida's mottled ducks toward extinction.
The Florida mottled duck population is
relatively small, and already FWC biologists
say as many as 12 percent of these ducks
show genetic evidence of hybridization.
Today, the future of the mottled duck is
uncertain, but its fate is in the hands of Flo-
ridians. The solution starts with not buying
your child a live duckling for Easter.
For more information on protecting Flori-
da's mottled duck, contact one of the FWC's
waterfowl offices at 850-488-5878 or 321-
726-2862, or click MyFWC.com/WildlifeHa-
bitats/Duck modu home.htm.


The Salvation Army readies


for Hurricane Season


Salvation Army sends team members
from Florida to National Hurricane Confer-
ence
As The Salvation Army of Florida gears
up for this year's hurricane season, it con-
tinues to partner with FEMA, local and
state emergency management officials and
local non-profits to ensure residents are
protected.
Salvation Army Florida team members
Dulcinea Cuellar and Kevin Smith are at-
tending this year's hurricane conference
in Austin, April 6-10. The conference is a
forum which communicates planning and
strategy for federal, state and local emer-
gency management officials.
The Salvation Army is committed to
partnering with all levels of government to
help become more efficient in its disaster
relief, providing a collaborative response
when no one entity can handle it alone.
"Rumors have it that we may have a
less active hurricane season this year," said
Kevin Smith, director of Emergency Disas-
ter Services for The Salvation Army's Flori-
da division. "We are planning for the 2009
hurricane season as if it was 2004 coming
again."
With a fleet of more than 100 trucks,


mobile kitchens and other vehicles, the
Florida division is readying for whatever
Mother Nature sends.
The Salvation Army fleet is strategically
placed throughout the state of Florida.
Along with the trucks and trailers, The Sal-
vation Army also has an army of volunteers
ready to help residents and emergency
workers at the time of disaster.
In 2008, Salvation Army Florida volun-
teers and staff were deployed throughout
the south. Following Hurricane Ike, The
Salvation Army provided more than 5.3
million meals, drinks and snacks to resi-
dents and emergency workers in Galves-
ton and the surrounding area. Volunteers
and canteens also served flood victims
from Tropical Storm Fay, which made four
Florida landfalls in August 2008.
"We remain committed to be able to as-
sist whenever disaster strikes," Smith said.
"It is vital to our mission as an organization
to be prepared and continue testing and
training."
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the
universal Christian church, has been support-
ing those in need in His name without discrim-
ination since 1865. Over 33 million Americans
receive assistance from The Salvation Army.


Audrey Langdale Ward, 77
MOORE HAVEN Audrey Langdale Ward, of
Moore Haven, passed away March 27, 2009, in
Moore Haven. She was 77.
She was born Aug. 15, 1931, in Moore Haven
to Noah Langdale and Mamie (McCall) Lang-
dale. She was a lifelong resident of Moore
Haven. Audrey owned and operated for many
years the Alvin's Bait & Tackle.
Survivors include son, Alvin L. Ward Jr. (Lorie)
of Moore Haven; daughters, Brenda Choban
(Joe), and Alvina Marie Ward, both of Moore
Haven; sisters, Mildred Ford, and Elizabeth De-
vinney, both of Moore Haven; 11 grandchildren;
and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 29,
2009, at First Baptist Church of Moore Haven
with Reverend Sherrill Tillery officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Ortona Cemetery, Moore
Haven.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.

Carolyn Owens Laren, 59
HIGHLANDS, Texas Carolyn Owens Laren,
of Highlands, Texas, passed away on Feb. 2,
2009. She was 59.
Carolyn was born in Clewiston, Fla., on May
23, 1949, to Charles (Tubby) Owens and Mary
Lou Lund Owens.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Patri-
cia (Pro) Steadman.
Surviving are her husband, Rick Larsen; two
daughters, Artis (Boyd) Martin and Darby (Em-
mett) Miles; her mother, Mary L. McWhorter;
one brother, Cyrus (Sandy) Owens; two grand-
children, Miranda and Justin Martin; and a great
number of nieces and nephews.
Carolyn was employed as a customer service
agent for many years at Continental Airlines in
Houston, Texas. She will be greatly missed by
all.


Lewis Carmon Kelly, 85
CLEWISTON Lewis Carmon Kelly, of Cle-
wiston, passed away March 29, 2009, in Cape
Coral. He was 85.
He was born April 22, 1923, in Mitchell
County, N.C., the son of the late Mack and the
late Gladys (McKinney) Kelly.
He served during World War II in the Army.
He was a Superintendent, employed by
U.S.S.C. AES, until retirement in 1994. He was a
Member and former deacon of Evangel Assem-
bly of God Church, American Legion and Flori-
da Highway Patrol Auxiliary.
Survivors include his wife, Idella(Greer) Kelly;
son, Michael C. Kelly of Huntsville, Ala.; grand-
children, April M. Childers and husband Jeremy,
Aaron Kelly, Christen Kelly, Christopher Kelly, all
of Huntsville, Ala.; niece, Barbara Mathis of Cle-


April 9, 2009

wiston; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
Mack and Gladys Kelly; sister, Nina Stanford;
and grandson, Jonathan Kelly.
Funeral services were April 3, 2009, at Evangel
Assembly Of God, with Pastor Gary Corley offi-
ciating. Interment followed in Ridgelawn Ceme-
tery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.


Russell 'Rusty' Lance England
OKEECHOBEE Russell "Rusty" Lance Eng-
land, of Okeechobee, died Monday, March 30,
2009 in Highlands County.
He was born Nov. 11, 1959 in Idalou, Texas, he
had been a resident for 26 years.
Rusty is preceded in death by his mother, Win-
nie B. Frasier (Schmidt) and father, Jimmy Bruce
England.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Vicky
England of Okeechobee; son, Jeffery England of
Okeechobee; sisters, Trish Shipley of Dawn, Tex-
as, Tabby Martinez of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers,
Mike Tapley of Yeehaw Junction, Rick England
of Albuquerque, N.M., and Bruce England of
Bosque Farm, N.M.
Services were Sunday, April 5, 2009, in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to the Epilepsy Foundation.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th St., Okeechobee.







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Bobo named an Ambassadors for AIDS Awareness


In honor of Black History Month, which
is every February, community leaders and
community-based organizations recognize
the HIV/AIDS advocates who have contrib-
uted to HIV/AIDS Awareness in the State of
Florida.
These individuals have given tirelessly of
their time to make a difference in the lives
of those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Black Life is Worth Saving.
Mr. Robert Bobo, Operation Management
Consultant 1, for the Hendry and Glades
County Health Departments was recently
recognized for his talents and efforts.
An article recognizing him as one of
"Florida's Ambassadors for AIDS Aware-
ness" appeared on the Black PR Wire Web-


Robert Bobo.


site at: http://www.blackprwire.com/client/
fdoh/fdoh bhm/index.html
Robert Bobo secured Ryan White Title
III funding for two separate organizations,
managed and oversaw the entire operation
of the AIDS Resource Council of Southwest
Florida, Inc., an HFV specialty Clinic and
ASO, and the Hendry County Health Depart-
ment HIV/AIDS Program.
Throughout his career, he developed
policies and procedures for the clinics for
purposes of passing administrative audits,
developed a Case Management component
for the ASO, and negotiated contracts with
the Health Planning Council of Southwest
Florida for Ryan White Title II funding for
medical care and case management.


A man of many talents, Mr. Bobo devel-
oped the first public school HIV testing pro-
gram in the United States.
He also developed an outreach pro-
gram for the Lee County AIDS Task Force,
taught basic and advanced HIV Certification
courses, developed a Family Life Center for
Lee Mental Health Center, Inc., standardized
laboratory procedures and formatted labo-
ratory functions on the Meditech Computer
System, and testified before the Food and
Drug Administration in Washington, D.C.


FWC stocking Lake Okeechobee with young bass


By Eric Kopp
IN[ Florida
Fisheries biologist Don Fox is doing
something that's never been tried stock-
ing largemouth bass in Lake Okeechobee.
Mr. Fox and fellow biologists from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) spent several hours last week
putting 22,000 to 25,000 young bass into the
lake from Cody's Cove to First Point.
He said the stocking program will con-
tinue in the next few weeks with hopes of
putting as many as 200,000 fry in the lake.
"If this works, we'll stock Moonshine Bay
around the same time next year," he said.
Although fish populations had already
started to decline, hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne exacerbated the problem.
The 100 mph-plus winds from the 2004
storms not only made life temporarily rough
for people around the big lake, it ruined life
for fish in the lake.
"The hurricanes decimated the habitat,"
Mr. Fox stated. Winds and the subsequent
wave action ripped up bulrush, cattail, pep-
pergrass, hydrilla and eel grass and took
away nearly all the habitat that fish need to
live, eat and breed.
But now, many of these native grasses are
coming back. Forage such as shad and grass
shrimp have exploded which means there is
plenty for largemouth bass to eat.
"If it's going to work, it's going to work
now," said Mr. Fox, who has spent the last 27
years trying to improve the fishery on Lake
Okeechobee.
The idea of beefing up the bass popula-
tion began a few months ago but until re-
cently, Mr. Fox and his fellow biologists at
FWC's Okeechobee office resisted the idea
because things weren't right no forage,
little habitat and too many other predators
,, I, .. .. .. I h ,, r..... fishh.
_..I Ih ,,._ h, i,,, I
I. .1 i i.. .1 .. j, ,nd for awhile,
and now there's enough natural forage to
support them," he explained. "We've never
stocked fish in a system with this type of
habitat. Normally, we stock lakes like Apo-
pka or Griffin."
So, in stepped Rick Stout the direc-
tor of the Florida Bass Conservation Center


Courtesy photos/FWC
An estimated 22,000 to 25,000 fry lar-
gemouth bass were released into Lake
Okeechobee Thursday, March 26, as
part of a stocking program aimed at
"bumping" up the bass population.
in Richloam. He had room in his outdoor
ponds so the idea of stocking Lake Okeecho-
bee was now 'hatched.'
By electro shocking, Mr. Fox along
with biologists Alyssa Jordan, Corey Lee and
Brent Bachelder took 80 pair of spawn-
ing bass from the Rim Canal in the Lakeport
area. These brood fish were then taken to
Mr. Stout.
"We brought them back to the hatchery,
got them acclimated here for a couple of
weeks and once they got settled in we took
a fin clip from the pectoral fin that's about
the size of the fingernail on your little finger,"
he explained. "We sent those to a genetics
lab in St. Petersburg and they checked each
one to be sure they were pure Florida strain
bass."
He said two of the potential breeder fish
had to be removed from the others because
they had northern genes. Mr. Stout said
northern genes appear, basically, in large-
mouth from Kentucky northward.
"Back when Florida was an island, those
bass became isolated from those in the
north. Then, when the ocean receded after
the ice age and Florida became reconnected
with the U.S., some pure Florida bass began
to migrate north and some began to mi-
grate to the south," he explained. "But, pure
Florida bass occur from the Suwanee River


south."
He could only surmise that those fish
with the northern strains came from private
land owners or homeowner associations
that stocked their lakes with fish from pri-
vate businesses whose fish have the north-
ern genes.
Once Mr. Stout had the brood fish, a tag
about twice the size of a grain of rice was in-
serted into their abdomens. This tag, called a
passive integrated transponder (PIT), emits
; ;i ..I. "'; i; g, each fish
I I I . 11 i'tag emits a
different number.
The brood fish were then put into 100-
foot x 300-foot brooding ponds and allowed
to spawn. Mr. Stout said these brood ponds
are stocked at a rate of about 20 to 25 pair
per acre.
"We then look for fry about 7 to 8 millime-
ters in length," he explained. "The male will
keep them schooled up and when they rise
up we go in with a fine net seine and trans-
port the fry to a fertilized pond. They will be
kept there about three to four weeks."
Mr. Stout, Mr. Fox's former Tennessee
Tech University roommate, said over a four-
week phase he and his crew will harvest
about 60 percent of the fry.
"We don't like really big fish, primarily
4 to 7 pounders," he said. "In younger fish
(4 to 7 pounds), the egg quality is typically
much better. Once they get above that, the
quality of the egg begins to diminish some-
what."
With the fry in hand, so to speak, Mr.
Stout traveled to Lake Okeechobee where
he met up with his old college roommate
and the young bass were placed in Lake
Okeechobee.
Mr. Fox said the Cody's Cove to First Point
area was chosen because there was an ex-
ceptional forage base for the bass, good
habitat consisting of eel grass, mixed with
some peppergrass and hydrilla and the fish
will be more confined.
Beginning in a couple of weeks, the lo-
cal biologists will begin electro-shocking the
area to check on the fry.
Now, remember that small fin clipping
from the brood fish? When the local biolo-
gists shock this area they will take similar
small fin clippings from young bass. Each


clipping will then be sent to the Florida


either wild or stocked.
This test will also tell the biologists from
which brood pond the fry came, as well as
which female.
Mr. Fox said the electro shocking will
continue about every two weeks until it gets
to the point they stop finding stocked fish
because they have migrated out of the area.
He went on to say the stocked bass should
reach a length of about 5 inches by fall and
will likely begin to spawn when they get to
about 10 inches.
Since this type of stocking has never been
done here before, the FWC biologists have
no idea what the mortality rate will be for
the fry.
While bass stocking is only aimed at
"bumping up" the population in an area,
it cannot be done to increase the total bass
population simply because the lake is too
big. Still, if this initial stocking is successful it
will be repeated in different areas of the lake
to increase those populations.
Unfortunately, there is little to be done for
the badly diminished crappie population. Mr.
Fox said there simply isn't the quantity and
quality of forage needed. Crappie, or specks,
are too selective in "hMt thov eat.
"Bass will .' '. 'i, 1 anything that
doesn't eat them first," said Mr. Fox.
Crappie, however, depend on such as in-
vertebrates as chizzywinks. And, like much
of the fish populations, these invertebrates
disappeared with the hurricanes.
"There just isn't enough natural forage to
support them (crappie)," said Mr. Fox.
But, for the bass, the timing is right for
a little help from man. And this help, said
Mr. Fox, includes a new lake level schedule
and renewed interest in Lake Okeechobee's
well being from the U.S. Army Corps of En-
gineers.
"We have to have water levels that don't
impact the ecological process of the lake,
and the new lake regulation schedule is
more conducive to the ecological process of
the lake," Mr. Fox explained.
That new schedules calls for a high of
no more than 15.5 feet, and a low of no less
than 12.5 feet.




8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 9, 2009


Religion columns


Thoughts From an Empty Tomb
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
The road to Calvary was not what I had envisioned it,
Its been twenty five years, but I still remember experience
ing Jerusalem for the first time and traveling along the Via
Dolorosa the "Path of Sorrow".
It wasn't what I thought it would be. I had imagined a
spiritual stroll along the path that Jesus went Instead I found
myself in an upstream struggle against a multitude of shop
pers, street vendors, soldiers, and tourists Every few steps,
some vender or shopkeeper would step in front of one of
our group and dangle camels, scarves, and various souve
nrs. Not only was there no time for reflection, we had to
struggle to stay together. Finally we turned the corner and
headed for the church of the Holy Sepulcher I thought it
would be better Iwas wrong
I expected something simple. I found something ornate
At the time of Jesus, this was a cemetery. Now it's a cathe
dral covered with marble and gold and intricate paintings
Forty three lamps hang above the traditional spot of Jesus'
tomb, I tried to picture it as it originally was, but couldn't.
People were lined up to go in. Lots of people, I hate
waiting in line, so you could probably guess my mindset
Blocking the way in was a black robed, black bearded, black
hatted priest who kept on saying, "Twenty minutes, twenty
minutes" Those might have been the only words of English
he spoke, because the guys in front kept responding, "But
that's what you told us fifteen minutes ago". The crowd
mumbled. I mumbled. Someone muttered about the temple
needing another cleansing.
Then came the words, "Come this way". It was James
Flemming, our guide, Jim took us behind the crowd and
into the back area of the church to a place that didn't look
like it was used too often It was dark. It was musty It was
cold As my eyes adjusted, I saw a small opening. It was
a rock-hewn tomb. I walked over to the opening, and just
like the apostle John, I looked in. I was amazed It was not
a large room like I'd imagined, but a small room barely lit
with a small oil lamp
"Go on in", Jim said, I didn't have to be told twice. An
other guy about my sze and I squeezed in and sat on the
cold floor. Suddenly, the lights went out and a door outside
slammed shut. I felt myself in a dark, tight, claustrophobic
room that seemed to be sealed shut and closing in on me


Religion briefs


Sharing the experience, my friend whispered, "God put him-
self in a place like this." After a few long minutes in the dark
tomb, a light came on. With the light came realzaton,
The Easter story is not just a Sunday School story, The
life of Jesus was not just a romantic fable. The Christian ex-
penence is not just a somewhere over-the rainbow illusion
It's real, and what was true then is true now I was in a cold
tomb, but besides my friend and I, it was empty. It had been
empty for over 2000 years It is still empty
The God who rolled the stone away then still moves
stones for us today The message of the empty tomb de-
clares that no power on earth could keep Christ down then,
and that no power on earth can keep us down when we are
in Christ Jesus now.
Christ is risen. And our response, "HE IS RISEN IN-
DEEDI"

"The ransom!"
By Jackie Miller, Evangelist
First Christian Church
Matthew 20 20 28 says, "Then came to Him the mother
of the sons of Zebedee with her sons worshipping Him and
asking a certain thing of Him And he siad unto her, What
wouldest thou? She saith unto Him, Command that, these
my two sons may sit, one on Thy right hand, and the other
on Thy left hand, in Thy kingdom But Jesus answered and
said, Ye know not what ye ask, Are ye able to drink the cup
that I am about to dnnk? And are ye able to be baptized with
the baptism I am baptized with? They say unto Him, We
are able. Then Jesus said, The Son of man came not to be
ministered unto, but to minister, and give his life A RANSOM
for many"
We hear many times of people who have been shang-
haied, and held for ransom. The ransom is the price to buy
back the person who was stolen The price ofransom is usu
ally set at a high price The human race was shanghaied in
the Garden of Eden, and the rest of the story in the Bible is
the account of the price that was paid for man's redemp
tlion,
Peter gives us the best description for the price that was
paid for the redemption when he said in Ist Peter 1:18 19
"Knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible
things with silver and gold, from the vain manner of your
lives handed down from your fathers, but with precious
blood, as a lamb without spot, even the blood as a lamb


without blemish and without spot, even the blood of Christ
No one ever suffered as Jesus on the cross; all the pain
and suffering of His body was small indeed compared to the
agony of His soul, He tasted death once for every man. Paul
tells us in 2nd Corinthians 5:21 "Him who knew no sin was
made to be sin that we might become the righteousness of
God." Jesus on the cross felt as though He had committed
every sin ever committed. Such a catalogue of sins as men-
honed in Ist Corinthians 6:9-12 "Be not deceived, neither
fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor
abuses of themselves with men, not thieves, nor covetous,
nor drunkards, not reviers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the
kingdom of God And such were some of you but ye are
washed, but ye were sanctified, but ye were justified in the
name of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God."
Then Paul tells of the ransom paid for our souls when he
told Timothy in I Timothy 2:6 "Christ Jesus who gave Him
self RANSOM for all Our sins can becompared to the flood
in the days of Noah. The waters covered the earth according
to Genesis 7:19 "Prevailed exceeding upon the earth, and all
the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were cov
ered. Fifteen cubits did the waters prevail, more than twenty
feet, and the mountains were covered In like manner the
flood of the blood of Jesus poured out on the cross can
cover all sins, not matter how great, of every one who has
ever lived' Because of the blood of Christ there will be for
mer murderers, drug pushers, whore mongers, rapists, child
abusers, who will walk the golden side walks of heaven.
The tragedy of it all can be read in the words of Jesus
in John 5 40 "And ye will not come to Me that ye may have
life" But Jesus' invitation persists in Matthew 11:28-30
"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;
for I am meeek and lowly inheart; and ye shall find rest unto
yur souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is lght."
We come to Him by Believing the Gospel, Repenting of
sins, Confessing faith in Him and being Immersed in water,
in the like figure of His death, burial and resurrection; and
then rising to walk in newness of life, ministenng even as He
did as a part of His church'

Easter, 2009
By The Reverend Samuel Thomas, Ph. D.
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Once I moved into a new ministry in the middle of a


northern winter There were piles of snow in my yard that
cold January, everything was white Trees were trunks and
branches pointing skyward without any leaves or shoots, no
signs of grass or greenery to be seen.
Earlier in life, allergies kept me from enjoying much
of the flowers and greenery that was around me, in fact,
it often meant a "sneezing jag" and an annoyance instead
of sharing in something beautiful, As I settled in, making
new friends, starting a new ministry, learning about a new
community, the snow gradually melted. There, beneath it
all, was grass in my yard, and under my front window was
a patch of earth No grass was growing there, and it seemed
to be just there One day, as I was entering, there were tiny
sprouts growing from that ground
I recalled them but didn't think anything special; until,
one day, returning home, there was a bright red tulip reach-
ing toward the sky in the midst of that once barren, once-
frozen plot on ground The petals were unfolding and the
stem stood there erect, a silent sentinel of beauty, and of
the promise of new life. It had caught my attention; under
the bleak ground, surviving all of the hostile elements, life
had prevailed. This creation of beauty was sleeping but not
dead and I thought about something that I hadn't seen be-
fore or had seen before thousands of times and taken for
granted.
There was a passage I had said many times before; "Life
is changed, not ended," and the witness of God's promise
that was in my front yard that day That promise of resur
reaction is the story of Easter, the promise for all of God's
creatures; you and I Easter is the story of an emply tomb.
The earth did not hold Jesus of Nazareth, He rose from it and
brought a new and more glonous life.
What seemed dead, He who seemed dead, was not
dead at all but waiting to fulfill His promise, His reason for
coming, His witness to us all, Life continued on that warm
Spring day in the first century, and every century thereaf
ter. The heart of the Christian message is that we have that
promise as our own, too. We, who bear within us, that
kernel of life that comes from God and returns to Him one
day, inherit that "We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be
changed (1 Corinthmians 15:53)"
I saw that promise on a sunny Spring day in my yard,
others have seen it in an empty tomb, and it is yours and
mine, His signs are all around us; witnesses and sentinels
pointing Heavenward and remrnders of the eternal message
of Easter for us all


Cowboy Church Hand &

Hand Ministries
Will have fellowship at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April
9, food will be served. Gospel music and the word
of God, brought this month by Pastor Gena Brim,
will begin at 7 p.m.
Come and listen to this fine lady share the word
of God, we are located on the corner of Main and
5th at the Palmdale Community Center, all are wel-



Easter Egg Grab and Resur-

rection Party
First United Methodist Church of Clewiston is
hosting a community wide Easter Egg Grab and
Resurrection Party on Saturday, April 11, starting
at 10 a m. Children up through the fifth-grade are
invited to come for crafts, egg coloring, an egg
hunt, and Easter story telling, followed by a hot dog
lunch. Older children and youth can help with crafts
and help hide eggs. Bring baskets and friends! No
charge! 331 W. Osceola Ave. For further information
please call 863-983-5269.


Special Easter Service with

Butterfly Release
The community is invited to join First United
Methodist Church of Clewiston in a special Easter
celebration with special music from, "My Chains
Are Gone, an Easter Celebration of Freedom," at
8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 12.
Butterflies will be released at our flower cross
following each service, and a free Easter Breakfast
will be served starting about 9 45 a m.
There will be special programs for children,
and each child who comes will receive a butterfly
to release. For further information please call 863-
983-5269.

Community Easter Sunrise

Service
We are rotating churches each year for our Eas-
ter sunrise services
The Community Easter Sunrise service this
year will be hosted by Pastor David McClusky and
Calvary Baptist Church at 1075 Davidson Road in
Hookers Point
The service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and will


include special music, praise teams, drama, and bless you
speakers from churches across our community.
Everyone is invited to stay for the traditional Easter Clewiston Church of God
breakfast following the service.
All are invited to come and all churches are invilt Service Times announced
ed to participate. Please call 863-983-5269 for more The Clewiston Church of Christ would like to an-
information or to become involved! nounce their regular service times to the public and

Fish Fry Dinners on Fridays at 11 a..; Sunday Evening Worship will start at 6
St. Joseph the Worker Church is having Fish Fry p m., and Wednesday Bible Study starts at 7 p m.
Dinners every Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p m. Dinners The Clewiston Church of Christ is located at 336
include fried fish, hush puppies, a vegetable, des Central Ave in Clewiston.
sert and tea, for a donation of $7. Eat there or take For further information please call 863 983
home. 8822.

Thrift shop open at Church Reviving the stones

of God of Prophecy conference
The Church of God of Prophecy, in Moore Ha Angel Braham Ministries Inc. is hosting a confer-
ven, will have a thrift shop open on Saturdays from ence on Saturday, April 11 starting at 6 p.m. at 525
9 a m. to 1 p.m., all things are given for a donation, East El. Paso Ave. in Clewiston. Registration is free,
this is to help for expenses of the church. topics discussed will be as followed: Economic sur
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New Mission in La Florida


By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The Calusa ceremony grew louder, as
the excited crowd danced with an abandon
ment that inflamed the men and women
with recklessness. Their pageantry of de-
bauchery was suddenly interrupted when
five priests stepped from the darkness into
the firelight, with solemn faces that hid the
righteous indignation that burned within
their hearts.
A deadly silence fell over the Calusas,
who stared at the priests with blackened,
grimacing faces that revealed wild, hypnotic
eyes, seething with hate. The priests in their
pious state failed to realize the perilous pre-
dicament they had placed themselves in.
A young priest stepped forward and be-
gan to admonish the Calusas about their
evil and idolatrous ways in a strong, confi-
dent voice that grew louder as religious zeal
overcame wisdom and prudence. Soon, a
stream of condemning words flowed from
his reckless lips, accusing the Calusas of be-
ing in league with the Devil.
His sermon did not fall on deaf ears. The
Calusas quickly turned into a raging mob,
whose chanting voices hummed like an an-
gry hive of bees. They surged toward the
priests, howling their protest, while shak-
ing clenched fist. The priests retreated
from the advancing danger, but there was
no refuge from the maddened crowd. The
young priest, whose great oratory voice had
moments earlier defiled the Calusa, now
shrieked to high, soprano notes as he ran
panic stricken to escape the murderous
Calusas.
This fictitious yarn reflects men of the
cloth comforting a society that practiced
barbaric beliefs. It was a clash of theologies
that allowed no compromise between the
opposing cultures. It is time to take '"A Walk
in The Past" and read about a new mission
in the land of the Calusas.
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 ship's captain anchored several miles
outside the harbor and refused to carry the
priests to shore for fear of the Indians. The
Calusa Casique sent delegates in dugout ca-
noes to the ship, so the fearful captain retired
even further out to sea. The priests were
eventually ferried to shore by the "friendly"
Calusas.
One priest described the village, "The In-
dians of the settlement and key where I am,
it appears, amount to about 400 men, innu-
merable children and as the women are at
home I have not seen them except for those
of the house of the cacique, who would be
about 20. They tell me there are many peo-
ple. In all it appears to me that they amount
to about one thousand, all idlers, from what
I have seen."
The province of Calus was the capital of
the Calusa Indian Nation. There were nu-
merous Calusa settlements scattered north
toward Tampa Bay and south to the keys,
but reportedly not as large. The Calusa Indi-


an Nation was still strong and had not been
weakened by European diseases.
It is interesting that the priests accused the
Calusa Indians of being idlers, which I think
is erroneous. True, they weren't industrious
people, but there was no need to be. They
lived in one of the riches estuaries in Florida:
Clams, Oysters, large schools of Black mul-
let and a multitude of other fish species lived
in great abundance along their shores.
They were a fishing society that thrived
from this limitless, marine bounty. The
Calusa developed into a sophisticated cul-
ture because they had plenty of time to think
and become creative. However, the old say-
ing, "An idle mind is the devils workshop"
probably has some merit. The Calusa de-
veloped an unhealthy religion in their spare
time. They practiced incest, polygamy, sod-
omy and sacrificed adults and children to
appease their gods.
The priests were well received, when they
first arrived. They started a mission and had
a great audience. Attendance and attitudes
were good, while the "loaves and fishes"
lasted. The limited gifts ran out, and the In-
dians became hostile because they saw no
need for salvation.
The Calusas never had a real interest in
Christianity and saw conversion only as a rit-
ual to appease the Spanish and get gifts. The
five priests had brought supplies that would
last the mission six months, but had failed to
bring many gifts for the Calusa Indians. The
revival was going to close out early.
The priests started verbally attacking the
Calusa's traditional beliefs, which created
a fragile truce, especially since there were
no gifts. The truce ended, when the priests
interrupted a religious ceremony and con-
demned the dancing Calusa for their idola-
try.
Some say timing is everything, and the
priests could not have picked a worse time.
They did make heads turn, but unfortunate-
ly it was their own. The Calusa, intent on
murder, attacked the priests and would have
killed them, if the old Casique chief hadn't
intervened.
The badly beaten priests retired to their
huts and suffered at the hands of the Calusa
for several days. Finally, the dispirited priests
asked to be taken back to Key West, where
they hoped to signal a ship and return to
Cuba. The priests were returned, but only
after all their possessions had been stolen,
including their cloths.
They remained at Key West for a month,
with little food or water, and almost starved
to death. Fortunately, a passing ship stopped
and picked them up. They returned to Cuba
and later wrote letters describing their or-
deals.
There will be more "Tale Tales" in next
week's edition "A Walk in The Past," when
we investigate the demise of the Native Flor-
ida Indians.
I hope you have enjoyed this story. Con-
tact the Clewiston Museum if you have
questions, artifacts, pictures, or a "Whale of
a Tale" that you would like to share. The
Museum's hours are Monday through Fri-
day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Butch Wilson
is the Clewiston Museum Director. He can
be reached at clewistonmuseum@embarq-
mail.com, or by phone at 863-983-2870


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The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, will hold a workshop to discuss
recreation and related issues for the East side of Hendry County at 7:00 p.m. on April 23, 2009,at
the Harlem Civic Center, 2000 7th Street, Clewiston, Florida.

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any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at
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Spring into April with a Green Home


DEP offers environmentally
friendly tips for thinking
green when spring cleaning

TALLAHASSEE Spring is here and it's
time for spring cleaning. The Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection
(DEP) encourages residents to think green
when spring cleaning this year by using eco
friendly cleaning products, finding new life
for unused items and properly disposing un-
wanted medications.
"Spring cleaning is the perfect time to
begin making choices that protect Florida's
natural environment," said DEP Director of
Sustainable Initiatives Deas Bohn.
"Whether choosing to use non-toxic
green cleaners, learning the proper meth-
ods for prescription drug disposal or imple-
menting a household recycling plan, these
choices not only protect and preserve natu-
ral resources, but help to save money and
protect human health too."
Many common cleaning products are
hazardous to the environment when poured
down the drain or thrown away.
Consumers can use recipes to make
cleaners at home that are equally as effec-
tive as traditional products, and safer for
people and the environment. DEP offers tips
and recipes for "green" cleaning at: www.
dep.state.fl.us/pollutionprevention/green_
cleaning.htm.
For those who don't have time to make
their own cleaners, there are now hundreds
of environmentally friendly products widely
available through stores and the Internet.
Important safety and environmental fea-
tures of these products include being non-
toxic, biodegradable, made from renewable
resources and petroleum-free.
The Green Seal, EcoLabel or other third
party certification assures environmentally
friendly contents. Old cleaners should be
properly disposed of at the nearest city or
county household hazardous waste collec-
tion center rather than being thrown in the
trash.
Another way to think green this spring
is to find new life for unused or unwanted
items. DEP offers the following tips to give
unwanted items a second life:
*Non-profit thrift stores accept gently
used items and usually gives donors a re-
ceipt to use for tax purposes.
*Give away old clothing, household items
or lawn care items to a neighbor, friend, or
co-worker who may need them.
SFreecycle Network is a web-based, non-
profit organization that helps people offer
up items that other people will happily take
(www.freecycle.com). Also, you can offer
things for free to people in your area on an
online bulletin board or newspaper.
Host a yard sale or sell your older items
on an online bulletin board.


*Recycle everything that you can, such will pay up to $1 for returned ink/toner car-
as small pieces of unfinished wood, glass tridges.
jars and boxes gathering dust in your garage. *Reuse packing cartons and shipping
Also, recycle household hazardous wastes papers.
such as oil, batteries, fluorescent lamps, *Save and reuse gift boxes, ribbons and

"We encourage all Florida residents and visitors to be smart about
the appropriate methods for disposal of unwanted medications as
well as household items and cleaning products."
Mary Jean You, Director of DEP's Division of Waste Management


Photo/Department of Evironmental Protection website
Spring cleaning is the perfect time to begin making choices that protect Florida's
natural environment." Says Deas Bohn, DEP Director of Sustainable Initiatives.

paint, and pesticides (www.dep.state.fl.us/ larger pieces of wrapping and tissue paper.
waste/categories/hazardous/pages/house- In addition, when disposing of expired or
hold.htm). unwanted prescriptions, and over-the-coun-
*Recycle unwanted televisions and elec- ter medications this spring, it is important
tronics. Recycling your television, instead of to choose a method of disposal that won't
throwing it away keeps waste out of land- compromise the environment. The preferred
fills, and allows the recovery of electronic method of disposal is with the household
components that contain lead and other garbage rather than flushing medication
toxic materials. (www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/ down the toilet or drain. This method helps
categories/electronics/pages/televisions. protect Florida's water bodies and drinking
htm). water by reducing pharmaceutical traces.
*Convert scrap paper into telephone an- "The proper disposal of expired or un-
swering pads or scratch pads. Print drafts on wanted medications helps protect Florida's
the blank side of used paper. Reuse file fold- residents and visitors as well as local waters
ers and ring binders, and aquatic life," said Mary Jean Yon, Direc-
*Many office product suppliers will take tor of DEP's Division of Waste Management.
back empty ink/toner cartridges, recycle "We encourage all Florida residents and
them for you, and allow store credit towards visitors to be smart about the appropriate
future purchases. (www.recycleplace.com) methods for disposal of unwanted medical


tions as well as household items and clean-
ing products."
To protect the environment, please use
these guidelines instead of flushing medica-
tions:
Keep in the original container. This will
help identify the contents if they are acciden-
tally digested.
*Mark out your name and prescription
number for safety.
For pills, add some water or soda to start
dissolving them. For liquids, add something
inedible like cat litter or dirt.
*Close the lid and secure with duct tape
or packing tape.
SPlace the bottles) inside an opaque
(non see-through) container like a detergent
container.
*Tape that container closed.
*Hide the container in the trash. Do not
put it in the recycle bin.
To increase recycling throughout Florida,
last summer Governor Charlie Crist signed
into law the Energy, Climate Change, and
Economic Security Act of 2008 which estab-
lishes a new statewide recycling goal of 75
percent to be achieved by 2020.
Within the law DEP is directed to develop
a program to achieve this goal and submit it
to the Florida Legislature for consideration
by January 1, 2010.
For more information on the new state-
wide recycling goal of 75 percent, and to
share your comments on ways to achieve
this goal and view comments from others
on our web-based forum, visit www.dep.
state.fl.us/waste/recyclinggoal75/.
For information on where to recycle,
contact the local county recycling coordina
tor by visiting www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/
categories/recycling/pages/contact coun-
ties.htm. Another excellent resource is Earth
911. Call 1-800-CLEANUP or visit www.
earth91 l.org.
For more information on the proper dis-
posal of unwanted prescription and over-
the-counter medications, visit www.dep.
state.f. us/waste/categories/medications/
default.htm.
DEP's Office of Sustainable Initiatives is
comprised of three voluntary, non-regulato-
ry programs that assist Florida industry and
citizens in protecting the environment.
The Clean Marina Program, the Florida
Green Lodging Program and the Florida Pol-
lution Prevention Program offer a variety of
services including on-site assessments, con
sultations, speakers and workshops, all at
no cost to citizens or organizations.
The goal of the Sustainable Initiatives
programs is to meet the needs of the present
populationwithout compromising resources
for future generations. To learn more about
DEP's Sustainable Initiatives, visit www.dep.
state.fl.us/green.
To learn more about DEP's P2 Program,
visit www.dep.state.fl.us/pollutionpreven-
tion.


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April 9, 2009


Glades County Democrat 11








U.S. Sugar completes sugarcane harvesting season


INI/Ashley Smith
U.S. Sugar completed their most recent season with a smaller than anticipated
crop.


Weather-related impacts
produce smaller than
expected crop

Clewiston, FL April 6, 2009 U.S. Sugar
Corporation completed its annual sugarcane
harvest operations today and the Clewiston
Sugar Factory expects to grind out the last
cane on ,, .1 i,,. ,, ... i
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sugar manufacturing facility.
The Company harvested 162,725 acres of
sugarcane, producing an estimated 5.65 mil-
lion tons of cane.
The Clewiston Refinery, which continues
to operate year-round, will produce an es-
timated 12.35 million cwt. of refined sugar
products.
"We have successfully harvested and
ground our whole cane crop a little earlier
than we anticipated, and the mill operated
very well this year," said Robert Coker, se-
nior vice president, public affairs.


Coker said that like the rest of the Florida
industry, U.S. Sugar's cane crop was almost
700,000 tons smaller than expected due to
the combined effects of drought, freeze and
lack of irrigation water.
The company's citrus crop is similarly
tracking under estimate by the same per
centage for the same reasons.
"With the Clewiston Refinery continu-
ing to break production records, we intend
to import sugar to feed the Refinery for the
second consecutive year," Coker said.
"That's the advantage of our modern,
automated and fully-integrated sugar opera-
tion," Coker said.
"The low cost efficiency of our sugar
manufacturing operations enables us to
import raw sugar and refine it at a profit,"
Coker said.
Due to the Refinery's record pace last
year, U.S. Sugar became the only Florida
sugar processing facility to import sugar
when it imported 46,000 tons of "estandar"
sugar from Mexico to refine and sell.


Floridians with disabilities choose: Medicaid or job


TALLAHASSEE-For many Floridians
with disabilities, the choice between com-
petitive work and Medicaid assistance is all
too real.
While many of these citizens have a de-
sire to work and contribute to the economic
vitality of their communities, Florida law
i 1,i,,1.h I ,. ,. ,.h ,, I l lance, indi-
viduals must not exceed a low-income and
asset level.
There are exceptions for Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) recipients; however,
current policy limits their opportunities to
work.
Sa The Partnership for Work & Healthcare,
a Florida coalition comprised of more than
30 agencies statewide, is encouraging leg-
islators to pass landmark legislation this
session that would eliminate the choice be-
hI I I 1.., 1 1 I .1 1 11
and Work Incentives Act (TWWIA), indi-
vidual states have the option to create a
program offering employed persons with
disabilities a Medicaid "buy-in" option.
"Florida is one of only 9 states not in-
corporating this work incentive option into
their state Medicaid plan," said Olga Golik,
a member of the Partnership for Work &
Photo/dbh.com Healthcare.
The Partnership for Work & Health- "This legislation, championed by Sena-
care is urging lawmakers to eliminate tor Victor Crist, would provide invaluable
the choice that some Floridians under support to citizens with disabilities while
Medicaid now face: whether to stay simultaneously bolstering the workforce,
unemployed and receive Medicaid economy and communities across the
benefits, or find a job and lose those state."
benefits altogether. The proposed Work Incentive Medicaid
Coverage initiative would allow persons
Work incentive program with disabilities to enter the workforce
while retaining access to needed healthcare
could make both via the following:
employment and Individual can earn up to $39,000 or 250
percent of the Federal Poverty level.
healthcare access a reality Individual can accrue cash assets of


$10,000 (individual) or $15,000 (married).
Participants could be charged a premi-
um based on a sliding scale once earned
income exceeds 100 percent of the Federal
Poverty level.
The current version of the bill substitutes
a workgroup for implementation in 2010.
This will slow down both the process
and cost in tough economic times but will
keep the program moving forward.
"Ultimately, this buy-in will enable peo-
ple with disabilities to keep their health-
care and participate in their communities
through meaningful employment," said
Margaret J. Hooper, Public Policy Coordina-
tor for Florida Developmental Disabilities
Council, Inc.
"These Floridians should not have to
choose between work and healthcare ac-
cess."
Research conducted by The National
Disability Institute indicates that a major
ity of individuals with disabilities surveyed
would try to obtain a job if their Medicaid
services were not jeopardized as a result.


This would positively impact Florida in
the following ways:

Reduce dependence on tax payer dol-
lars and public assistance programs

Increase workforce assets

Increase tax revenues generated

Increase independence and quality of
life for Floridians with disabilities

For more information about the Work
Incentive Medicaid Coverage initiative, to
become a partner or tell your personal sto-
ry, visit www.PartnershipForWork.com.


General News and Information


Crossing Guard training
A course for Crossing Guard Trainers will
be held Thursday-Friday, May 7-8, at the Flor-
ida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
District 1, 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, FL 33830. To register contact Carol Pul-
ley at carol.pulley@dot.state.fl.us.

Free services
help elders
Center for Independent Living will be do-
ing outreach on a regular basis at the Moore
Haven, Clewiston, and LaBelle sites between
the hours of noon until 2:30 p.m.


You can contact Tera or Linda at the Cen-
ter for Independent Living at 941-766-8333
in Charlotte County to find out the days that
they will be available in those areas.

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Glades County Democrat 12




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New mulch plant processes logs from Lykes Forest


PALMDALE-7L Brands, LLC, a division
of Lykes Bros. Inc., recently opened a new
manufacturing facility in Palmdale. The
plant, constructed during the summer of
2008, and fully operational on Oct. 16, 2008,
processes eucalyptus and pine logs into
environmentally friendly mulch products
and related horticultural goods. The 35-acre
facility provides for log storage, mulch pro-
cessing and finished packaged storage.
The new plant employs three managers
along with 10 production and skilled equip-
ment operators. Located on Highway 27, the
plant is positioned in the center of the Lykes
forest with 16,000 acres of plantation euca-
lyptus to the north, and 50,000 acres of plan-
tation pine to the west and south. A strong
north-to-south footprint allows freight traf-
fic to move on and off the property quickly
and efficiently. 7L Brands implemented a
sequence of equipment that reduces the


logs through a 1200 hp electric grinder and
an electric conveyor system and is sized to a
specific shredded mulch texture through an
electric oscillating screener.
"The grinding operation was developed
to increase yield on raw material and return
savings associated with intensive freight
costs," noted Alan Shaffer, vice president of
sales and marketing.
A 14,000-square-foot packaging facil-
ity was constructed with the help of Lykes
Bros.' engineering team, and houses a state-
of-the-art automated packaging line. Three
primary stations within the packaging line
are managed by two technicians and three
large computer and electronic panels that
monitor the status of the bagging process.
Each station communicates with the next
throughout the bagging, palletizing and
stretch-wrapping process. One bag line is
currently operating with plans for a second


line.
"Our goal was to design the property and
facility for planned expansion," said Shaf-
fer. "We advanced our goal and provided
the means to implement an entirely electric
powered manufacturing process."
7L Brands will be manufacturing and
promoting a line of truly sustainable euca-
lyptus mulch as the perfect environmentally
friendly alternative to cypress mulch. Euca-
lyptus regenerates from the stump, matures
quickly, and can be harvested four times
over 25-30 years. All mulch produced at the
plant is 100 percent pure virgin wood, free of
any construction, demolition, pallet or other
waste-wood materials. And recently, an aged
heartwood eucalyptus was introduced.
"Our heartwood eucalyptus mulch has
an all natural, rich, ',nh i tone without
a chemical color ..h' i idded Shaffer.
"That's exciting!"


The new mulch manufacturing facility
has provided jobs for staff living in Lee, Hen-
dry, Glades and Highlands counties.
Lykes Bros. Inc. was founded in Florida
by seven brothers more than 100 years ago
on the core values of unity, hard work, stew-
ardship, re-investment in growth and diver-
sification of business. The company contin-
ues to be creative and diversify its traditional
agriculture operations with the more recent
moves into renewable fuel crops and natu-
ral resources management. The addition of
a sustainable mulch product adds value to
an already strong landscape operation fo-
cused on sod and native landscape trees.
The company's mission is to assure quality
in its products and services, stewardship of
its land assets, and community involvement.
For more information, visit www.7LBrands.
con.


Lykes Bros. Inc., newly opened manufacturing plant processes eucalyptus and
pine logs into environmentally friendly mulch products.


Electric conveyor system used at the new mulch plant.


Bad economy: Dairy farmers see milk prices plummet


Some dairy farmers not
making enough
to pay feed bills

By Chauna Aguilar
IN[ Florida
Local dairies are feeling the economic
squeeze as they have too many cows with
too much milk, a higher cost of production
and not enough demand for the end prod-
uct.
"Prices for milk are the lowest they have
been since 1978," said local dairyman Red
Larson, of Larson Dairy. "Many farmers
aren't getting enough money from their milk
to pay to feed the cows."
This issue is not just local, but nationwide
with an extensive exporting drop of 50 per-
cent from the last few years. According to
Mr. Larson from 2006 to 2008, dairies were
encouraged to increase production due to
an increased exporting market for butter,
powder and cheese. The world-wide reces-
sion caused sales to drop 30 percent at first
and then ultimately now to 50 percent just in
this export market.


Dairies are now stuck with too many
cows -- more than they need to milk, ac-
cording to Mr. Larson. When cows are not


where they "help us out with the hamburger
economy," explained Mr. Larson.
Prices of milk continue to drop for the
consumer.
The price that the dairy farmer receives
is s-1 i i i ii i 1.I -,,,. Orders. Ac-
cor .... I i,. II1 L-.1 .n i... .1i of Agricul-
ture (USDA), each milk marketing order
includes: a classified price plan system of
minimum prices; terms of the order; and
provisions for the administration of the or-
der.
According to the USDA, the purpose of
these orders are to "stabilize market condi-
tions, benefit producers and consumers by
establishing and maintaining orderly mar-
keting conditions, and assure consumers
adequate supplies of pure and wholesome
milk at all times." Benefits include assuring
dairy farmers a reasonable minimum price
for their milk throughout the year as well as
drastic changes in price for the consumer
due to heavy and light stages of milk pro-


duction.
Dairies then negotiate a premium above
that USDA set price based on supply and de-
mand and quality of their milk.
According to Mr. Larson, prior to Novem-
ber 2008 the dairy price for milk was $25 per
hundred weight, which equals 11.66 gal-
lons of milk. Prices began to fall in Novem-
ber and were down to $17.16 per hundred
weight for February. General Manager for
McArthur Farms, Bob Rydzewski expressed
concern for the industry in general that is ba-
sically living off of credit and equity during
these rough economic times. Mr. Rydzewski
explained that some dairy farmers re-mort-
gaged or drew equity from their farms to ex-
pand their operations when the land prices
were sky rocketing. Now the land prices
have plummeted and they have lost the eq-
uity that they once had. It takes equity and
credit to survive during these hard times.
According to Mr. Rydzewski, in the past
cows were worth $2,200 to $2,500 a head
and have now dropped in value to $1,400 to
$1,500 a head. So, not only the land values
have dropped, but the value of the cows has
also dropped.
"I am afraid that this may change the


whole industry for good," stated Mr. Rydze-
wski. Losing cattle in the southeast region
could cause the need for importing milk
in the future which would in turn increase
costs for the consumer. If a local dairy failed,
it would be catastrophic for this county.
"The cost of production is more than con-
sumers are willing to pay. Farmers are living
off credit until the demand comes back," ex-
plained Mr. Rydzewski. He even went as far
as to say that the dairy farmers may end up
in the same predicament as the auto indus-
try with too much product and not enough
demand.
Costs will continue to be incurred by the
dairy farmers as the cows are fed and taken
care of to produce milk for the consumer.
While the future population predictions
tout a bright future, only time will tell if all
of the dairy farmers will make it through the
rough times that are to come while waiting
for this world-wide recession to ease. Once
they make it through, it will still take time for
businesses to recover after living off credit
for so long.
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Moore Haven Eastern Stars installs officers


In March of each year, the Moore Haven
Chapter No. 116, Order of the Eastern Star,
which is composed of members from Moore
Haven, Clewiston, Lake Harbor, Belle Glade,
Pahokee and LaBelle, installs it's officers.
Sister Jeanne Woodard was elected and
installed as the new Worthy Matron and
Brother David Veale, New Worthy Patron.
Brother Guy Wilson was the outgoing Wor-
thy Patron.
Sister Jean has been appointed as Grand
Instructor of District 26 and has served the
Chapter in various capacities. Her theme for
her year is "One Nation Under God."
Sister Annie P. Espinosa, outgoing Wor-
thy Patron, will have the honor of serving


at Grand Chapter in Jacksonville, as a per-
sonal page for Sister Margaret Nathurst, and
Sister Margaret Smart will have the honor of
serving as a Page at General Grand Chapter
being held in Tulsa, Oklahoma and she has
been appointed State Chairman of ESTARL
in Florida.
The installing officers were Past Grand
Matron, and Grand Treasurer, Sister Mar-
garet Nathurst as Installing Chaplain, Past
Grand Ruth, Sister Linda Fore as Installing
Chaplain, Past Grand Adah Nathalee Sum-
merall as Installing Marshal, all of Fort My-
ers, and Sister Luella Nordstrom, as Install-
ing Organist.
Rob Morris, a master Mason and Grand


Master of Mason in Kentucky, first orga-
nized the Order of the Eastern Star in 1850.
In 1880, the General Grand Chapter, order
of the Eastern Star conferred on Morris the
title of "Master Builder of the Order of the
Eastern Star." Chapters of the Order of the
Eastern Star now encircle the earth.
Moore Haven Chapter No. 116 was insti-
tuted in 1921 and has been an active orga-
nization for 88 years, contributing to many
charities including Heart, Cancer, and oth-
ers including ESTARL which helps students
training for religious leaderships. Affiliated
master Masons in good standing who are at
least 18 and the wives, daughters, legally ad-


opted daughters, mothers, widows, sisters,
half-sisters, granddaughters, step-mothers,
step-daughters, stepsisters, daughters-in-
law and daughters of sisters or brothers of
affiliated masters Matrons in good standing
at thee time of their death, are eligible to be
members.
The Chapter holds its meetings on the
first and third Tuesday of each month at the
Sugarland Masonic Lodge No. 281 Free and
Accepted Masons located on Highway 27 in
Clewiston. With the new officers installed,
Moore Haven Chapter is ready for another
productive year.


Moore Haven Eastern Stars Chapter No. 116


Submitted photo

Port LaBelle C.O.R Captains
Pictured with the recently acquired additional Glades County C.O.R car are
Ken Fuller (Co-Captain) and Roger Saunders (Captain). The Port LaBelle
C.O.R program has nearly 30 members, and anyone in the Glades County
Port LaBelle patrol areas interested in becoming a member should contact
Mr. Fuller at 863-673-4660, Mr. Saunders at 863-675-6288, or e-mail sandy-
bar@embarqmail.com. Thank you to Sheriff Stuart Whiddon and the Glades
County Sheriff's Office for all of their assistance and support of this impor-
tant program.


Moore Haven Eastern Stars installing officers.


House warming get-together
Denna Adkins, third from the right, is a Palmdale resident who does charity-
ministry work. She moved to a new residence and friends gave her a house
warming luncheon on April 4 at the Church of God of Prophecy in Moore
Haven.


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14 Glades County Democrat


April 9, 2009




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Eye Centers of Florida has
an immediate opening for
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forms preliminary work-
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cluding obtaining medical
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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



CHEST FREEZER like new
GE $125. (863)227-2567
DOUBLE STACKED- Wash
er/Dryer $400 OBO
(863)801-5850
DRYERS (3) good working
condition, $45-$50 ea.
leave message $130/will
se3p. (863)227 0142
REFRIGERATOR Fngri
daire 21 cu ft white like
new excellent condition
$300. (863)612- 5333
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cu.ft. new excellent condi-
tion w/ ice maker $435.
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size, $200. Call
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WASH/DRY, FRIDGE,
stove, TV Ent. Center -
Trade for dirtbike or
$1000/neg. (863)228-6983
WHIRPOOL DISHWASH -
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pers, ready to install'
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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 from Punta
Gorda, Fl. and believed to
be sold to a hog hunter in
Clewiston area. $5000 no
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BLACK COCKER Spaniel -
Free to good home. Black
male cocker spaniel. 2 1/2
years old. He is fixed and
great with kids. Shots good
until May of 2009. He is
full blood cocker spaniel,
name is Toby. We are in
LaBelle. (239)410-6778

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FREE 6 yr old, F Black
Lab, 1 yr old F mix breed
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broken (863)357-2124
NEED A GOOD HOME -
House broke female 2 yr
old Red bone mix. needs
room to run (863)605-3597

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PUPPIES (3) to good
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Oakbrook of LaBelle
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current CNA license. Excel-
lent benefits. Medical Insu
rance, 401K, Direct Deposit
available. Apply in person:
250 Broward Ave., LaBelle,
FL 33935 or fax resume to:
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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 from Punta
Gorda, Fl. and believed to
be sold to a hog hunter in
Clewiston area. $5000 no
questions asked reward.
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WASHERS & DRYERS
$125 & Up
STACK UNITS,
REFRIGERATORS &
STOVES
lyr warranty(239)694 0778
WHIRLPOOL washer/dry-
er set white excellent con
dition $285.
(863)612-5333
WHIRLPOOL GLASS Top
Stove. Works GREAT!
$75/or best offer
(863)675-1077




COFFEE POT Farberware,
stainless 2-4 cups, like new
$10. (863)467-8681


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FAN Neutone-Bathroom
Ventilation ceiling Fan
Good Cond. 10.
(863)467-8681
ROLLING COOLER caddy -
stainless steelrefer.
$100/neg. (863)6344056
(863)467-6621
SMOOTHIE Sunbeam, like
new, used 3 times, $20
(863)763-6936




WINDOW'S 6 Florida
room windows. $40 call for
information (863)763-8761



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, exc. cond. (Okee)
30 (863)763-6131



COLLECTABLES John
Wayne plates and
figurines Price per item.
$50. (239)936 0747
DALE EARNHARDT Dale
Earnhardt collectible cars
and lots more $300/will
sep. (239)851-5675
HUGE COLLECTION OF
SPORTS CARDS FOOT-
BALL, BASKETBALL, BASE-
BALL, AND MUCH MORE.
AUTOGRAPHS, GAME
USED, ROOKIES, 1/1'S,
LOW #'D, AND A LITTLE
BIT OF EVERYTHING.
PRICE IS NEG $2500/neg.
(863)233-9887




BROTHER PRINT-
ER/SCANNER/COPI-
ER/FAX machine Works
great. $50. (863)484-2505


Bunk Beds w/stairs, draw-
ers in bottom and in end.
All wood. 4 mo old $400
obo 863 674 1165 LaBelle

CERAMIC TABLE & 6 white
wooden chairs $250/or
best offer (863)634 0907

COUNTER DISHWASHER
Okee, white 23" w, 21" d,
18" h.
tave2768@yahoo.com
$240. (863)447-0689

DBL BOX SPRING, Mattress,
Rails & Hdbrd. End Tables.
Desk w/fold down top.
$190 all, will sep.
(863)763-6706

GRANDFATHER CLOCK -
Cherry wood $100.
(863)227-2567

GREEN leather recliner and
a rattan living room chair
$65 or will separate
(863)357-7936

KING SLEEP Number Bed -
Pillow top, like new. Foun-
dation included. $1000.
(863)634 2582

LOVESEATS (2) & 1 reclin
er cream leather love
seats, brown rechner Good
condition. $200.
(863)467 1727

MICROFIBER BEIGE LIV
ING ROOM IN NEW CON-
DITION PAID 1600.00
NOW $500.
(239)410-6870

QUEEN SLEEPER Couch 1
n old black cloth call be
9 Ure 9 pm. $400.
(863)763 8562

Recliners (2), Beige Rattan
Frame, exc. cond., $40 each,
gold castro convertible,
makes into queen size bed,
perfect cond., $150.
(863)983-7416

SOFA like new, $300 or
best offer (863)234-1246

WINE RACK 27 bottles -
Okee. 42in.H, Ift. D, 2ft.
W, tave2768@yahoo.com
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EZ Go Golf Cart. New brakes
and charger $650.
$963-674-016 (8La63elle467 9447






$750. (83)6371-4687

MIL 30 cal. Carbine Mili-
tary seml-auto-excellent
condton. Several maga-
znes of varditious capac600/oes.
Call after 5:00 P.885 M.
$900/firm. (863)467-9447

REMINGTON 1911 -
.45ACP .32 AUTO, Beretta
7.65, trade? or both for
$2500. (239)633-7173

RIFLE MagTech 22LR 18"
bbl, extra 10rd mags $150.
(239)275-6942

S & W 38 Chief Special 2"
M36 Sq Butt Nickel, New
Condition $600/or best of
fer (678)776-5885

S & W BARRELL Mod.686
s/s 357 4.5" New Condi-
tion $750/or best offer.
(863)517-2944


SAVAGE 7mm Rem Mag,
bolt action mod #110,
Bushnell High Contrast
Scope $450 (863)697 6095

SAVAGE MODEL 111 7mm
Rem. Mag. w/scope call 4
more info $400.
(863)885-1172

SHOTGUN Rem. Wing
master 12ga 18"bbl, pistol
grip, folding stock $375.
(239)275-6942

SPANISH SIDE/SIDE dbl
barrel 12 ga. beautifully
engraved, excellent condi-
tion $275 (863)763 5883

WINCHESTER 94 RANGER
- 30-30, angle eject, scope,
looks new $295
(863)763-5883




BOWFLEX REVOLUTION -
Email sismithl@embarq
mail.com for photos.
$2400. (863)675-3412

WEIDER PROCLUB Weight
bench w/3001b weight set -
$300/or best offer
(863)885-1172




PATIO SWING large, ask-
ing $175 (863)946-2680



POWER CHAIR TOP OF
THE LINE MOD M61, COST
$5600, USED 5 DAYS
$3000/neg. (863)763 4681

WHEELCHAIR transport,
good condition $50/or best
offer. (863)634-4722



CLEAN AIR Machines 2 -
Like new, black tower model.
$175. (863) 763 3932

DOUBLE ELECTRIC
BREAST PUMPS (2) -
LANSINOH & FIRST
YEARS. USED FOR 1
WEEK. PD $250 FOR
BOTH. $100/will sep.
(863)763-0380

EXHAUST FAN large in-
dustrial (863)467-9800

]ACUZZIE/HOTTUB
please donate portable ta-
cuzzie to 89 y.o. w/ athritd
ic daughter $1.
(931)337-1053

KING QUAD 4 wheeler
2006 transferable warran-
ty 589 tires on ITP rims
170 hrs.Black fuel injected
great condition best offer
or trade $4700/or best of-
fen. (561)262-2032

LAWN EQUIPMENT
$35/neg. (863)467-6475
(863)261-1723
METRO PCS VE240
w/bluetooth & both charge
ers. MP3 player w/lGB
card. $75. (863)484-2505

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

TRUCK RIMS iix15 Good
cond. Aluminum, More info
call & leave msg. $130/or
best offer. (863)227-0142


WATER SYSTEM Com-
plete, 1.5hp pump, water
softener, Pressure tank. New
$1250. Asking $650.
(863)763-3932




Gretsch electric guitar w/
hardshell case. Electromat-
ic w/ bigsoy talbar. Dual
pick ups
$500 239 503 0339




TYPEWRITER IBM Electric
WHEELWRITER 3. Includes
stand. $50/firm.
(863)634-4722



CAT Playful adult male.
Neutered & declawed.
Good w/ non-agressive
dogs, but not cats. $0.
(239)209-6153
KITTENS 9 WKS, TO
GOOD HOMES, PRET-
TY/PLAYFUL, KID/DOG
FRIENDLY $0.
(863)261 5920
KITTENS!!!! Black/White
Female & Black Male Lov-
ing/Adorablel Okeechobee
$0. (863)634-0567
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, Rabbits, $10, Rooster
$5 (863)675-0273



HOT TUB Leisure Bay 4-5
Person, 120 Volt. $1200.
(863)612-0200
HOT TUB Spa-In-A-Boxl
120 Volt Plug in. $400.
(863)612-0200
SWIMMING POOL Filter
and Cartndges-Haywood -
$55 (863)674-0281


Color TV Hitachi and JVC,
both 36" $500 for both- will
separate 863-674-0156 La-
Belle
DIRECT TV DISH w/2 re-
cevers, & remotes, still in
box. $100 (863)763-9410

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DIRECT TV RECEIVERS (4)-
with remotes and dual L &
B Dish for all. $100
(863)763-2772
MAGNAVOX COLOR Televi-
sion 32", smart sound.
Exc. condition. $100/or
best offer (239)410 6403
ROUND TV Antenna Am-
plified with mast, wiring &
controls $50.
(517)648-1971



BALDOR GENERATOR -
6000 watt $995 & GENER
AL Generator 7550 watt
$495, used few times
(863)467-9800
PALLET JACK 2500kg,
works well. $175
(863)697-9704
PRESSURE WASHER -
Devil Biss, 2000 PSI, 5HP
Briggs & Stratton, Runs
Great. $75. (561)573-3499
TOOLBOX DIAMOND
PLATE UWS BRAND SIDE-
MNT, LOCKS W/ KEY.
GREAT COND. $300.
(863)381 6488



HUGE STUFFED animals -
30" Elmo and 28" Bear
Like New (Okee area)
$10/will sep.
(863)763-6131

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BOAT SEAT nice boat seat
$15. (863)610-0521
BOWFLEX POWERPRO -
NEW Never been used. Leg
attachments included.
$550. (863)763-7750
Golf Clubs 300 misc clubs,
including sets, drivers, put
tears & F.W. woods, $1700
will separate
(863)946-3123



US-AMPS 2 Channel System
w/12" Speakers in Box -
"Competition Style" Good
Cod. Sounds Great. $250.
(863)381-6488


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CHAIN SAW Echo CS
5000, will trade for gun.
$200. (863)234-1230
(239)357 5111
CHAIN SAW Red Max
G3800 or will trade for
gun. $150. (239)357-0926
CUB CADET commercial
lawn mower 62 inch cut
Kohler engine 140 hrs
$2900. (863)697-1493
RIDING MOWER Honda
HT 3813, 38" cut, 13 hp
water 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
ost hole digger, $30.
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Clewiston CBS, Triplex,
2BR/LBA 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/ba, 1 car garage. Stain-
less Steel appliances, ind
washer /dryer Furnished
upon request. Walking dis-
tance to Lake Okeechobee &
Roland Martin's Marina in
Clewiston. $1000 mo. +
$500 sec. & util. ($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, IBA House, fenced
yard & carport, $750/mo.
*3BR, I.5BA MH, Screen
porch, fenced yard,
650/mo.
Mobile Homes for
Rent $350 & Up
(863)509-0096

PAHOKEE 2 BRd 2BA, on
large lot, $900/month +
1st, last & sec. dep.
(561)985-7570



CLEWISTON Lot for rent,
whole or can be divided
100x100, chain link fence.
(863)983-9480
WAREHOUSE SPACES
10x30, 8 x 12 ft opening,
600 block of East Obspo.
(863)983-9480






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CLEWISTON NORTHSIDE
- 3BR/BA, family room, pos
sible workshop or 4th BR, Ig.
corner lot, new roof, wood
floors. $150,000 or make of
fer Call 863-885-1718


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 pur-
chase price). No bro-
kers please.
Call 828-293-2542
for more information.
PAHOKEE 2 BR/ 2BA,
inclds 50' buldable lot, car-
port, garage, $125,000 or
best offe (561)985-7570

Pahokee 3BR/1BA, family
room, kit. & separate din-
ing room, utility room, plus
extra 1/2 lot, Ig. front sit
ting room, frame, priced to
sell, owners will consider
all offers, $64,900.
(561)985-7570

PAHOKEE Lakeside, 3
BR/2 BA, on 1/2 acre, gar-
age, brand new kitchen &
appls, wheelchair access,
wood deck. $224,900. Call
561-985-7570


April 9, 2009



Foreclosures, Dealer
Repo's, & Short Sales
Singles, Doubles, Modulars
LOW Interest Rates
1-800-622-2832

Going out of business sale.
Factory has closed and in
ventory must go. All homes
sold at invoice or below.
Call (863)673-4325

Lowest prices on any dou-
blewide or singlewide mo-
bile home guaranteed. Call
863-675-8888

New 2009 3 bed/2bath dou-
blewide only $39,900 deliv-
ered and setup. Financing
available call 863-675-8888

PARK MODEL 55+ older
Snowbird Retirement Park
located on the Caloosa-
hachee River. 8 miles out-
side of LaBelle. Great
fishing w/docks. Monthly
site rent $230. $8500
(863)675-2243


CLEWISTON: 1.93 Acres For more listings,
cul-de-sac, 250 Taft Blvd., go to
509' Frontage, w/all im-
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561-985-7570


5 Acres- 5 minutes north of
town off 4A1, cleared
$79,900.00 (561)801 3002

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






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CLEWISTON: Sherwood
3BR, 2BA. C/Airn Located @
560 Fleetwood St. $555
mo. Call 863 674 5715


m 86
3 and 4 bedroom mobile
homes beginning at
$39,900. All inventory be
ing sold at near cost. Call
(863) 673 4325

Bank Repo. Very large 4 br
home. $47,900 includes
setup and a/c. Call
(863)673-4325

BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230

CLEWISTON Lot 51Tropl-
cal Village, 3br, l.ba, part
furn., W7d, Refrig, Stove,
AC, screen porch, quiet
area, $16,000
)970)987-9749 Bring all Of-
rsi

Doublewide 4bed/2ba
very easy financing
available, only $53,900 in
cluding setup and a/c. Call
863-675-8888


CAROLINA SKIFF 2001 -
Call for more infol
$2000/or best offer
(904)449-0952

JONBOAT V-BOTTOM Se-
lect 14ft no leaks, no calls
before 5pm $200/or best
offer (863)634-3978




COACHMAN 1985 28 Ft.
Pull Behind. $1800 Finm
(863)675-7105

GULFSTREAM 31 FT 2005 -
good condition, central air
and heat + more. $4900.
(863)414 5575

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 11
full length Fl. room, Call for
details (304)690-6112

SHADOW CRUISER
M-800K 2000 Tele-
scopic cab-over truck
camper w/side dinette,
a/c, furnace, 3-way re-
fer, 4 mechanical jacks,
20 g. fresh water, por-
ta-potty, EXCELLENT
Condition $3500.
(863)610-1674

SIERRA FIFTH WHEEL
1999 central a/c, heat
30ft with elec slide out.
Sleeps six, very clean,
ask for Scott $5000/or
best offer.
(863)634-7032

SUPERIOR MOTOR
COACH 1975, Rebuilt mo-
tor, new tires & exhaust.
Plus more. $3000 Neg
(863)430 6987




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fenced yard $89,000 3/2 Ridgewiew Add 2 2/1 WPasadena 5$115,000 $44,900 OpBn7dBysaw1k,8m-p
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Bass Cap0tal 2/2 For Rent apartment Davadson Rd $176K Evercane Rd Re6uced i15K Montura .125 acre lots avail
3/2 Hookers Pint $85,000 4/2 5 Montur Raoncheos Home 3/2 SWW .lh crn wto ache Cal fr istrngs
2/1 cottage on 3,6 acres PB on 2.5 acres fenced, with pool hrse-bal c Monluro 27.5 acres Pioneer S245K
County $149,000 and much, mch ch morel REDUCEDSo54,900 11 Monturalcs $9,900each
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 Reduced $229,000 3/2 DWMH on lake Allen Rd MooreHaven 5 lots S75K
Good income $174,900 3/1 W Ventura fenced yard $120K MooreHaven 2lots $39.9K
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7049 lid Cir. 3/2/2 $159,900

7035 Beaver Cir. 3/2/2 $179,900

7020 Caldcr Ct. 4/22 $199,900

3069 NEi BccchwoodCir. 3/2/2 $179,900

9004 E. Broad Cir. 3/2/2 $179.900

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*Like new 3BD/2BA CBS Home on Thatcher Blvd SHIP

Completely Remodeled. $219K
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot on Bond St. Make Offer
Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. $129 9K
*2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
S , , $79,900
*5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $75,000
Vacant at in Harlem, askme $14,900
1.5 Acr in Hookers Pont Rd. Imprments included $75K

wth Palm nursery, and 2BD/2BA Guest house $750K
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CARRIAGE 1992 40 foot
everything works slide out
Ood shla3 $4999.
(863)697- i93




YAMAHA VX1100B-F 2007
- good condition 3 seater
11 horsepower $5000/or
best offer (713)253-7326
(832)878-4268





BOAT PROPS(2) (1)
Stanless Steel, (1) Alumi-
num, Call After 5pm
$175. (863)634-3978

CAPTIANS chair with arms
& pedestal. Also a boat an-
chor $145 or will separate
(863)357-7936

Yamaha Outboard, 2 cy-
cle, 30hp, long shaft 1998,
low hr Enduro $1000 or
best offer. LaBelle
508-524-1372




Honda Shadow 2007,
750cc. Excellent condition
$5,000 OBO 239-839-41883
Laelle

HONDA SHADOW 750 -
Very Low miles, Great con-
dition $4000
(863)634-4765

KAWSAKI VULCAN LTD
2002 STREET-RUNS
GREAT' 80mpg NICE RIDE
$1700. (864)357-1739





CARTER 6 1/2HP 2005 -
GohKarl. Call for info. In
Okeechobee $450/or best
offer. (954)242 2180

HONDA 3 Wheeler, 1983
in excellent cond. Shaft
drive, hi/low range reverse
$1300 obo (863)697-9616

HONDA RANCHER 2006
Honda Rancher 4X4 4
wheeler in EXC. cond. LOW
hrs $3500.
(904)449 0952

SUPERMACH KCG-110
2008 110CC/WITH RE-
VERSE, $800/firm.
(863)763-4681

THOR Select 2 at, hel
mets se 34 means motor-
cycle pants $100/will sep.
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BUICK PARK AVENUE
1998 One owner,
28000 mles, excellent
condition, $8200/neg.
(863)763-8132

BUICK RIVIERA 1985
19,000 miles, great condl-
tion, loaded, I owner
$5000. (863)357-2230


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

CADILLAC SEDAN SE-
VILLE 1991 Mint Condi
tionWill trade for
something smaller.
$2000/neg. (863)342-3374

CADILLAC SEVILLE 1984
- VERY CLEAN, RUNS
GREAT $850.
(863634-4780

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

DODGE 1985 looking to
buywe need a motor
dodge 360 1985-1992 out
of a van or pick up $500.
(863)983-2809

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

DODGE DAKOTA 1995
BLACK V-6 5-SPEED RUNS
AND DRIVES GREAT!
$150. (863)634-47800

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

FORD WINDSTAR 1999,
Needs work, $1200 or best
offer (863634)6-3200

HONDA CIVIC 2 DOOR
1998 Runs Good, needs
little work no air condition
or radio $1000/firm.
(561)261-5766

LINCOLN MARK VII, 1990,
96k mles,1 owner, good
Eond. $4000 firm. call from
4-8pm (407)436-1266

LINCOLN TOWN CAR 99 -
160000 ml. In good condi-
tion. For Info. In Okeecho-
bee. $4999.
(954)242-2180

MITSUBISHI LANCER ES
2002 Great Mpg
$4000/or best offer.
( 863 )447- 6 1 8 5
863)357-6180

OTHER FIAT SPYDER
1977 Runs great lots of
new parts. Will trade forD
$1349/or best offer
(706)709-5900

TOYOTA COROLLA, '92 4
dr., auto, $1250 or best of-
fer. (863 697 9005 or
(863)532-0189

VW 1960 DUNE BUGGY
STREET LICENSED 1600
CC ENG, RUNS GREAT.
$3700. (863)447 1733




JUNK CARS OR TRUCKS
WANTED. Top price paid.
We come to you. Call
(561)512-9606




F250 EXT. CAB 1988, 7.3
litre diesel, 1 ton, rear &
0gooseneck 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 Om, call
Sam $4999.
(239)633 7173


MAZDA 1994 4-wd, auto.
V-6, bucket seats $700/or
best offer (863)697-3666




EZ GO W/4llft, stereo,
over sized tires, 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




CHEVY 350 300hp fresh
rebuild all new internal
parts $2000/or best offer
(863)697 0136

DODGE TRUCK -
1980-1993 L R Fenders.
Good shape $150
(863)430- 6987

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

MUD TIRES Size 15 inch
LT/235/75R Good condition
1/2 price $160/neg.
(863)675-6314

OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS
Clera S Good running car
for parts. Clean title 295.
(863)697 0996

STEP RAILS for a Ford
F250 Pickup Truck Pol
wished sainless steel; good
condition $150.
(863)634-5759

TIRES (4) Military Style.
395/85/R 20 XML Mch lin
X. $300 for all, will sep.
(305)370-5647 Clewiston.

TIRES FOR SALE SR 15
with rim's all 4 for $250
(863)763-5133 or
863-6907-2670

TRANSMISSION 2003
K1500 Automatic w/rebuilt
cono. $500/or best offer.
(863)801-5607

TRANSMISSION 2005
Frontwheel DOve GM
4T65E $500/or best offer.
(863)801-5687




CHEVROLET SILVERADO
2002 One owner,
47500 miles, V-8
$ 1 1 5 0 0 / neg .
(863)763-8132

CHEVY PICKUP 1500
1989 V8 full size w/ 8'
bed extra cab runs great
$2500/or best offer
(863)673 2250

CHEVY DUALLY 1979 -
4x4 Flatbed, No title, Good
for parts, Must go $1000.
(239)462 -1564

DODGE DAKOTA 1995 -
GREAT TRUCK $1650.
(863)634-4780

FORD 2001 Brand name
Reese 5th wheel hitch fits
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 offer.
(863)697-0996

FORD F-150 1984 Tan,
300 eng, 4sp, 70,340 miles
cold ac. $2400.
(561)261 0682

FORD F-150 1997 3
Door, Very good condition,
Cold AC $5000/or best of
fer (239)986 0296

FORD F150 1999, Auto,
a/c, long bed, v6, good
cond. $1,900
(812)989-3022

FORD F350 1993 4 Door
Dually, 7.3 Turbo diesel.
Runs good. Must sell.
$2800 (063)675-2243

FORD RANGER 2000 4
cyl., A/C, 5 sGd. Like new'
$2800 (305)370 -5647
Clewiston

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

TOYOTA 1 TON 1990 Au-
to, 6cyl, 4 new tires, cold
ac, runs & driVe $2400.
(561)261-0682




FACTORY OPEN Utility
Trailer 6' 4" X 12', 3,500
lb. Axle 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




CHRYSLER VOYAGER
2003 60,000 miles, Used
not abused. Well main
tainted. 7 passenger Air
bags, anti lock brakes,
p/w, V-6, a/c, auto. P/I
$6000/neg. (239633-9246
(063)67 5-3390

DODGE '88 Hi Top Van,
$1,200.00 (863)763-0214







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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBANIE D ASION
File NO. 09-00001eCP
IN RE' ESTATE OF
JEWELL MINON RHEBERG
Deceasd
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The dmxstraion of the estate of
OEWELL M ION RHEBERG deceasT
whose date o death was Novemdber
12, 2008, is ending in the Conert
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are 0t forth below
All cIdtors of the decedent and
other peons hnavt g claims or de-
whom a py of ths not is re
qOred to be -ed must file their
Wlams ith this o ur WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other credit of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their catIms with IIs court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME pERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITSHSANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED
The date of first publication of this
notice is April 9th, 2009.

KAREN L MILLER
Post Office BOX 787
Alva, Florida 33920
Attorney for Pesonal Represenative
LANCE M MC"NNEY, Attorney
Osterhoih MeK nney & Prather, PA
3783 Seago Lane
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NOTICE OF ApLICATON FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 RFlorisda tues
OTCE IS HEREBY GIVEN TAT PINOT LLC holder Of the follng rlf
Nte, has filed .id ceficate for a tax deed to be issued the_ en e ce'"fial
umbe, year of isuae, decision of property and the nae in Wch it wae

:ERT NAME A
NO YFAR DFSCRIPTION WHICH AISFSSFD
093 200 3-01-4334-00-0150010 P & DEVELOPMENT L

Ots 1,2,3,4,2,22,23 and 24, Blo k 15, Of the GENERAL pLAN OF CLWISTON
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lat BIk 2, pages 71 thru 78, inclusie, Pu Reod of Hendry County, Flbnda

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Sof said property bng in te County of endrE, state of londa,

'IrO AdministatiR WingR, aBee Florida at 11:R AM., on the FIl
Thursday nthe nt of April, wh PAsDte 3a hdayof April, 2009.
Dated this Wth day of Mach, E2009

Barba s Butle
Clerk of Crcuit OA
SHendc Eount, ondrd
1522COCS 4/2,9,16,23/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
P0RC ATe DID
SION File N.

IN RE ESTATE OF






F IO nv Pout D IOR
VALENenN dOMEZ,






a o CI a o 0 PO 1DNOWIRO
Deceased,




he adm33 stt7 of the -se ofN
VALFNIN GOMET, deased, whose


date of dt was August 31, 2008, is
.ndlng in the CUt Cour for Hendry



Clerk of Courts, PO Box 1760, LaBele,


FL 33975 1760 The nrs and ad
n o a nr 0- Zotbelo
seRed must file PE eir caims with this

FIRNDT EOSULON OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOECE ON
All other crItos of the decedent and
aanst deedent's estate must fil he r
cfams Wlth ths court WITHIN 3

TIME PERIODS SET FORT IN SECTION
733.702 OF iTHE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED,
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME pERI-
ODS SE FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
LED O (2) YES OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED I DE
The date of first pubicaTn H eS -
Ie Is ApIl 2nd. 2009

MARIA INEZ RODRIGUEZ
Al, n-n aY MARTA INE GONE
5037 S Op Cle
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MICHAE0L1A GENNAROD R
Attorney fo MARIA INEZR RODRUGUEZ
als known as MARIA INEZ GOMEZ
Floida Bar NO, 237647
Paese La Frm
Cape Corl, FL 33910 008S
Teephoe (239) 542 3148
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTI'ETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
ASE NO. 2007-1032-CA
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,

MAILA RAMIREZ It al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIEN pusuant
to a Final Judgmen of Mortgage Fore
cloue dated Ma1h 19, 2009 and en
termed in Ca No 2007 -032CAo the
C _rUlt Court of the TWENIETH Udlcal
Cmrumt in and for HENDRY County, FII-
da wherein -1N]RUST MORTGAGE,
INC, IS the Palanff and MARIA RAMI
REZ ae the Defendants, i wll .ll to
tIe highest and best bldter for Rsh IN
FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLRK
OF THE COURT BEING THE SECOND
FLOR HALWAY OF THE HENDRY
COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
CORNER OF HIGHWAY 8N AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at II.IAM,
on the 22Id day of l l, 2009 the fol
lowing debed p7perty as set fort i

THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF
THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER
OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-_QAR-
TER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE
QUARTER OF SECTION 31,
T, HENDRY CO T, FR-
FOR AM ACCESS ROAD OF THE
JECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR
DRAINAGE CANAL OF THE SOUTH
30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN
RANCH "A"ES, UNRECORDED
SUBDIVISION.
A/K/A 5S7 SOUTH SHETLAND ST.
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
Any per-n climng an interest in the
surplus from the _ae, if any, other than
the peoprty owner as of the date of the

W]TNESS MY HAND a -1 the I of
this Court o Mach 23, 2009
BarbaaS BuSaer
Cerk of the Crcit Court


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CI IL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-01-(E
INDYMAC BANK, FS B
SPlantiff
FRANCISCO FPRANCO, CARDINAL
FRANCO UNKNOWN NANT () IN
PO ION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERrY RAINTREE VILLAGE
UNIT NINE PROPERTY OWNER'S AS
SOCIATEN, INC, MORTGAGE ELEC
TONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
AS NOMINEE FOR INDYMAC BANK,
Defendants



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Reshedulng Fre
closure Sale dated March 23, 2009,
and entered in Ca No 08-01-,
of the CIrcuit CoUrt of the 20th ]UdI
COal C O.uRt in and for HENDRY
County, Floda INDYMAC BANK,
FSB is Plaintiff andit FRANCSCO
FRANCO, CARDNA FRANCO and
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS
TRATON SYSTEM S, AS NOMINEE
FOR INDYMAC BANK, FSB, are de-
and beast bidder for cash on the 2NDr
FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OF-
FICE OF CLERK OF COURTS, A
MINISTRATION BLDG, HENDRY CO.
COURTHOUSE, AT 2I EAST HICK-
POCHEE, LABELLE IN HENRY
COUNTY, FL 33975, at 1100 a m,
on this 22nd day of Apnl, 2009, the
forth n saId inal Judgment, to wit
LOT 12 BLOCK 2315, PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 9, A SUBDO I-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 144, PUB-
LI RECORDS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A peon claiming an interest in the
sulus f m the sale, if aY, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the is pendens but file a
caim thn 60 days ater the 3le
Dated this 27th day of March, 2009,
BARBARAS BUTLR
As Clerk of sId Court
By /s/ D Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
This not ` =s poded usuant to

In a3ordae with the Amenns
with Dsblt Act Sel, if are a per-
in wth a dAsbity whoD needs any
accommodation in order to palsC
pate in this proceeding, you are ent
ted at cost eto you, to prisons
of certain assstane Peao w nact.
the Court Admnistrator at 25 Rest
Hcpocheei LaBelle FL 33935
Phoe No (941) 335-2299 within
IrkIng days of your recept of this
notice or pleading, if ou are heanng
impaired, call l-BOOI-9Y95-8770(V)1a
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April 9, 2009




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
CIVIL DIVISION
VANDERBILT MORTGAGE
AND FINANCE, INC
Plaintiff
Vs CASE NO 08-81-CA
BASIL LASHLEY, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF BASIL LASHLEY, IF LIVING IN
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SNOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIR,
DEVISEES, GRANTES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CATMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DA S AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
OR AGAINST DEFENDANTS); UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN
TENANT #2,
Defendant(s)


Notice is heby given that pursu-
Foeclosum ente-d in the abe-
styled cause, in the Cliut Court of
Henry County, Florda, I will III the
property situate in Hendry County,
Flonda, desrbed as
LOT 5, BLOCK E, HARLEM AD-
DITION NO. 8, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGES 136 AND 137, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To include a:
2001 FLEETWOOD ENTER-
PRISE
VaN FLFLY70A28424WC31
82562-34
D2001 FLEEITWOOD ENTERPRIS-
ES
VIN FLFLY70A28424WC31
82562171
A/K/A
716 ALABAMA VENUE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440

at pubc le, to the highest and
best bidder, for shl Clerk of the
CIrcuI Court in the Hedry County
Courthouse (being the acond floor
hallway of the Hendry County Courts
Building), LaBelle, FL 33935 at 1loo
AM, on Aprl 22, 2009
DATED this 20th day of Marh,
Any perI~n elarig an U-erest in
the surplus from the s11, if any,
other th ththe propero owner as of
the date of the is pendants must
file a claim within 60 days after the
Wtness, my han d seal of this
eurt on the 20th day of March,
2009
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /SV D HAMMOND
In acrdanc with the AImerl-
an with Desbllitles Act of
1990, pens needing a special
accommodation to participate in
the ASA Cordinatr no later
than n (7) days prior to the
paired, ple a11
(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or
(800 I 955-8770 I), via
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Chapter 197.s12 Florida ltatutes
NOTE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LLC holder of the following t ertfi
Dto, has filed sad certficte for a tax deed to be isued ther.n The crtlffct
number, year of issuance, descnpbon of Moperand the name in whh it wa


as sed are as follo
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED

1995 2o006 2I23 29-260 001- 060 FE lPEO DELGADO &
NLot 6 Ls the South 7 fet, Blok 1, ENGLEWOOD TERRACE, ao rdng to th
plat t IeDerof, roded in at Bk 3, PagRe 40, Pubic Reords of Hedry nt

e and except Gas, Odi and Meal rghts t oned IM i e
Subject to exsng -hl eents and rIght of as of Necon
All of d proper ng nthe County of Hendry, Ste of Florda
Unless sh erfite shall be red ed aord to law the deibe
1in such ertfite wll be old to the hlhest ber at the Clk 2,n
Thursday in the month of Arl, whch is the 30th day of April, 2009
Dated Dhis 11i. day of Mail, 2009.


.H d, Co-y, Po i
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April 9, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 19


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS
SPubli hearing of tohe A n and Restoraton Conci, etablshed pu.r
suant to s 259035S,FS, are scheduled to take public testimony on all
Florida Forever land acquisition projects and new propols as follow
ATE Thusday, An 30, 2009
TIME, 6,00 P.M.
'LACE Florida Publc Archaeology Netork at
Brevard tCoammuniy College (North)
1311US HwyiN
Budding 1 Room 214
Ttusvllle, FI 32780
For further mformaton plea contact the Office of Environmental eic
s at (850) 245-2784
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disablltles Act, any per-
,on requlng special acommodatlons to partlclpate in this meeting IS asked
to adVl the agency at least 48 hour before the meeting by contain the
Sof Environmental S ces at 850) 245-2784 f you a heag or
speech impaired, ea contact the Florida Reay Se by alng
o00) 955 8771 (TDD) or (00O) 955 8770 (Voice) via the Floda Relay Sor
16' 1 CGS 4/9/09


IN THE CIRCUITCOURET OF THE
arWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUi
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000091
SUNRUST MORTGAGE INC.,
Plaintiff
GAR R. UBIN, et al,
Defendantfrs


TO THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GARY R. OUBIN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS' UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDMDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAL OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAy CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
tATo KNOWN ADDRESS

CURRENT ADDRESS' UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOEFIED that an actHon
to foT clo a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property in HENDRY County,
Flonida
LOT 43, BLOCK 2291, PORT
LABELLE, UNIT 9, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 144, IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
required to e a copy of your
written defend within 30 days a ter
the first publcation, if any, on Florida
Default Law Group, PL Plalntf's at-
rney, who adds is 9119 Cor
porate Lake Dr Suite 300, Tampa
FIotda 33634, and file the ongna
with this Cour ether before
on Plamtlff,s attorney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the reef doe-
manded in the Complant or petition,

the Okeechobee, News
WITNESS my hand and the sal of
the Court on ths 31st day of March,
2009
Barbara S, Butler
Clerk of the Court
By /s/ A HOLSBEKE
As Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group PL
Po Box 25018
Tampa, FL 33622 5018
In accordance with the Americans
with Disablhtes Act, persns needing
a special accommodation to parc-
pate in this preedlng should con
tact the Deputy Court Zmnstrator
whoe office is locked at Lee County
Iusioee Center, Room 3112, 1700
Moroo Street, Fort Mye, Florida
33901, te phone number
(813)33512299, 1-800 955 8771
(TDND or 1-800-9558770 v, via
Florlda Relay Se"ite, not later than
s n (7) days prior to this pr-eed-
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NOTICE
Notice is hereby gIen that on
4/18/2009 at 1100 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
863 675 1025, the undesigned,
FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE, will ell
at Public Sale by compertl bidding,
the pesnal property heretofo,
stored Wilh the undersigned by
Gabel OatCal g MsCl items
Lortta Barrza 44,45 MISR iEms
Tom Corbitt SW14 MI. items
Ernest Smith J53 Mi. items
Patr-ca Stubbs & Tammy Seymour -
29 MIs trms
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INTHE CIRCUIT COURTOFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES

CASE NO. 20D7-CA-26
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A,
A FEDERAL ASSOCIATION

THOMAS S. HALL, JR,, et al,
oDefendant(s)



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur
of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March


and for GLADES County, Floinda
when WASHINGTON IDMUTUAL
BANK F/IKA WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK, FA, A FEDERAL ASSOCIA-
ON, is Plaintiff and THOMAS
HALL JR, TINA D HALL, TENANT
#1 N/K/A JOHN DOE TENANT #2
N K/A JANE DOE ae the Defendants,
Swll sell to the highest and best bid
der for 1ash at STEPS OF THE
GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
1100 AM, on the 23rd day of Aprl,
2009, the followIng described proper
ty as set forth in said Final udg

LOT 6, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 4TH
ADDITION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PARCEL ID#:
S36-38-34-007-0000-0060
A/K/A 6 Canal Way,
Okeechobe, FL 34974

interest te surplus, if any, result
ing from the fo closure le, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the LIS Pendens, must file a
caim on same with tohe Cerk of
Court within 60 days after the fore-
WTNESS MY HAND and the Ial
of ths Court on March 30, 2009
Joe FSnt
Clerk of the Clruit Court
By oennifer lis
Deputy Clerk
In acrdance with the Americans
with DisablItes Act, persns needing
special acommodaion to particpate
in this preceding should contact the
Deputy Court Admnlostator whoI
oll ce is Ioated at Lee County Jus-
tire Center, Room 3112, 1700 Mon-
e Steet, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, t eleph one number
813 335-2299, 1-400-955-8771
( ), or 1800,955 8770 (v), via
i Relay Serite not later than
,seven (7) days prior to the plroeed-

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NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
Ap ril 17, 2009
at 9:0o a.m. at 1233 N.W.
Avenue L, Belle Glade, Flori-
da

Property of
Angela L. Taylor:
Recreational and
misc. items
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Ima ;IrrI


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 FlOrida Statutes
NOTICE 5 HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINON LLC hlde of be following cfi
dte te -toad no hr
nube year of iuan, desption of property and the name in which it was

CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRI PlON WHICH ASSESSED
1496 2o006 1-36-4-32-A-0186-COOO MRS, CHARLES S. G4ABY
The Noh one half of the Sutheat onquarter of the N orth equar of
thodir J olT IIIo SoutwestonedqIarr n 36 Toshipt
44 South Range 32 East Hendry County, Florda, SUBJECT to an e t for an
ae rad of e East 30 feet thero Alo own as Lot 4053 in MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES
Less and except Gas, Ol and Mnel nt not ed by por oe










Su E0 to exn n0 ments ad no gh 0 0 0ayso
All of d property ben in the Conty of Hedry, State of Florida
Unle ch cerfite shall be redmed according to law, the property dcrbed
in such certificate wll be sold to the highest b0dder at ote Clerk's gice, 2nd
Floor, Administration Wing, LaBle, Florida, at 11: A.M., on the Fift
Thursday in the mothof April, which is the 30 day ofApri, 2009
Dated thls 11th day of Mardh, 2 o009
Barbaa S Butler
Cer of C ot
Hendry Couny, Flonda
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NOCE OF APPCATON FOR TAX DEED


NOTICE S HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LL hod of the ollowg fi
te, has filed d cer te for a deed to b e issued thern e cerfte
n o tearof I an e on of prop and the name in whirh it

CERT NAME IN
1896 2O006 1-23-43-34-040 0000-0042 Ma Wagoner & the hers,
Beneficlanes 0 D-Is of
the Estate of to Wagoner
Lot 7 of OKEEIANTA PLANTAION COMPANY'S first plat in Hendr County, Florda
thordng to the pt thereof, r ed in Plat B 2, Pae 57, Records of
outh, Ra 4 East Hendry E ount, Fnda
Ls and eS nt Gas, Oi and Minel nts not oed by prior owner
Subject to estlng eamers and nght of ways of 0 0od
Allof and proper being the County of Hedry, State of Florida

- su, 0c e wll 0e0 40ld to FeOhighe t TTdder at e Cler0s ort0e0 2nd
Flor, Administration Wing, LaBele, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the FIft
Turda the mor Ap, which the 30th dayof April, 09
























Date this th dayof Maroh, 2 009
BarNote S Butler
Clerk of C ircut Court
Hendry Counoy, Flonda
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NOTICE OF AppLICATION FOR TAX DEED
SChapter 197.512 Flora Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LLC holder of the following Lrtfi
te, has filed laid cerificate or a taX doeed to be issued theron, The cerfite
=uyea, luan de IT pr a the nahh in wh itw
C3E3T NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPlE0N WHICH ASSESSED
159 2006 1-31-44 33AO. -0012 -000 MANUEL LOPEZ &
FANNY LOPEZ
The South one-half of the Southeast one-quartI of the Northwe t oe-quarter of
44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry COUnty Floida SUBJECT to an eset for an
aIes fod -r the EaSt 30 feet thee Al. known as Lo 6091, Motura Ranch



All of lad property peong in the County of Hendr, State of Flonda.
Unless .ch ce-ifi..te shall be red..me. acoding to law, the piperty decrlbed
in sueh cortliate wll be sld to the highest bidder at the CleVk's O61c, 2nd
Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle Florida, at 11:0 A.M. on te FIth
Thursday mn te mon of April, Whlh is ,e 3-o day of April, h000,

Barbar s Butler
Clerk of CrUlt Court
Hendry County, Honda
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 fol-
ling certificate, has filed said certlficate for a tax deed to be issued there-
the name in which it was assessed are as follows,
:NERT NAME IN
No YEAR DESCRIPFON WHICH ASSESSED
1042 2006 1-22-44-32-010-0009-0070 JULA GONZALEZ
Lot 7, Block 9, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ac
Uordin g to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37, of the Public
Records of Hendty County, Florida
Less and except Gas, On1 and Mneral rghts not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing eaements and right of ways of rcord.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed ac-rdIng to law the property de-
scribed in such cetfia will be sId to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Fllr, Administration Wing, LaBelle, FHonda, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fhird Thursday in the month of April, which is the 16th
day of April, 2009
Dated this 25th day of February, 2B09
Barbaras Butler
Clerk of Clreult Court
Henry Couni Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 RFlorida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC holder of the follng
Irtlficate, has filed said certrfiate for a tax deed to be isued thereon The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and he name
in which it was assessed are as folows'
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1171 2006 1-2-44-32-010-0083-0100 TODD JAMES, LLC
Lot 1, Blok 83, MONTURA RANCHO ESTATES FIRST SUBDIVISION, acrd
in t tthe plat thereof, rrded in Plat Book 3, Page 37 though 39, Pbli
.Records of Hendry County, Flonrda
Lean expt Ga, O and Mineral rights not owned by prior p owner
Subject to exIsing basements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendr, Stote of Florida
Unless such erficate shall be redmed aordng to law the property de-
slrbed in such Ulrtfiate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
OfMie, nd FlToor, Administradationa 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 thi 25th day of February, 2009
BarbaraS Butler
Clerk of Circuit "u'
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Hrida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC holder of the following
certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax dooeed to be issued thereon
The certrficae number, year of ISsu-ne, desrlptlon of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows,
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1682 2006 1 I43 34040 OO00C 0110 BONITA G. FANER
Lot 11, Block C of SHERWOOD SUBDIVISION, aroIrdn to t thereof
recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 127 128, Publc Rerds of Hendry Count,
Florida
Le and except Gas, and Meral righs not owned by prior owner
Subject to exlostng easements and right of ways of record
All of lad property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redmed aordng to law the property de
srtbed in such crtfiate wil be ld to the highest bidder at the Clera s
Ofio, d FlToor, Adminiaradatlona Wing, Latelle, Florida, at 11:00
ACM, on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of MAY, Whch is the 7TH
day of MAY, 2009.
Dated this 25TH dayof March, 2009
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Sendry County, Flonda
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Coroda Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT VERDOT I, LLC holder of the following
ertlficate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be isued thereon The
erficate number year of issuance, description of property and te name
in which it was assessed aoe as follows'
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2837 2006 4-10-43-29-070-2230-0130 AMOS EUGENE &
DANIELLE EUGENE

ot 13 Block 223 PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a subdivision a rdng t the
plat therof rerded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida
Le. and cept Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not o ned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of id property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such cer e shal be redmed a rdng to law, the proper de
bed in such certificate il be sold to the high bidder at the Clerks
Offi d Floor, Administrataion Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 1100
AM., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of MAY, which is He TH
day of MAY, 2009.
Dated thIS 25TH day of Mah, 2009.
Bararars Butler
Clerk of Clor ut Court
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florda Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNES V, LLC holder of the fol
owrg rtfiate, has filed l said certificate for a W tax deed to be ilued there-
on The certificate number, year of i Apuan i, de lrpton of property and
the name in which it was assed a as follo
CERT NAME IN
No YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
687 2006 1 33 43 31 A 0039 0000 30SE A HERNANDEZ
The South t one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest
one quarter of the Northeast one quarter of Sction 33, Townshp 43 South,
Range 31, East, Hendry County, Florlda SUBJECT to an easement for an
acce ad of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot 163, PIONEER
PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision
Le and excpt Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior ownen
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said prot being in the County of Hendry, Stote of Florida
Unless such certficate shall be redemed according to law the pperty de-
lrlbed in such Ulfia will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
oW.ie, Mad Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
AM., on the hird T"iursday in the month of April, whch is the 16th
Dated tis 25th day of February, 2009
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Cur
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE S HERE GIVEN THAT NOT IV, LLC holder of the fllor
certificate, has filed said orflltal ftr a Wax deed to be issued thereon
The cerficate nmber, year of issuance, derption of property and thr
name in which it was assessed are as folows'
CENT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1710 2006 1-21-43-34-010-0005-0080 ALICE M BRIITON
Lot 8, Block 5, HARLEM ADDITION NO, 4 to Cl"'ston, Hendry County
Florida According to the pla t ther I f reordd in Plat Book 3 Page 32 Pub
SRecords of Hendry County, Florida
Less and except Gas, Ol and Mineral nights not owned by prior owner
SuLbject to existing eaments and right of ways of reord

All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unle such rtficate shall be redeemed aOrdng to law, the property de
rbed in such rfcato wll be sold to te highest bidder at the Clerk'
Ofrit, 2ld Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
A.M. on the FIRST THURSDAY In the month of MAY, which is the -Tr
day Of MAY, 2009.
Datd this 25TH day of Manh, 2009

Clerk of C dt Co
Hnd n Flondi
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida SOttutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of the follow
nog ortIfica te, has filed said c ab for a Tax deed to be issued thereon
The rtfite number, year of unce, d ripon of pperty and th
name in which it was assessed are as fo ows'

No YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
48 2006 1-27-43-29-010-0002-0090 BEN WESLEY NIEDECEN

The East one-half of the West onhalf of the Southwest one-quater of th
Southeast one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 29 East
Hendry Coun, F londa, LESS the North 30 fee t hoN ereof, previously sere
for perpetual iod right-of-way
Less and eept Gas, Ol and Mineral ghts noowned by pror owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of rerd,
All of aid property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unle. such ertfiate shall be redeemed according to law the propertyde
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bAdder at the Clerk'!
Oftf 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0
A.M., on the Third Thurday in the month of April, which is the 16t
day of tAtpl, 2 Y09.
Dated this 25th day of Februay, 2009.
Barbara S, Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry 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 GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC holder of the following
ceficate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be isued thereon ThE
erificate number, year of isuan, descption o property and the namS
in which it was assessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1722 2006 121 43 34o010 0009 0100 WILLIE C BATTLE
MOLLIE MAE BATLE

Lot 10 n Block of HARLEM ADDITION NO 5 TO CLEWISTON, Hendr
County Florida act o rdng to the plat recorded in Plat boo 3 Pag 48 a
49 of tIe Current Public Records of Hendry County, Florida
Le and excet Gas, Ol and Meral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to extng easements and ght of ways of record
All of d property being in the County of Hendy State of Florida
Unless such certfite shall be redeemed aordng to law, the property de
rbed in such ctf will be old to the highest bidder at the Clerk'a
Office, 2nd Ror, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:01
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of MAY, which IS the 7TH
day of MAY, 2009.
Dated this 25TH day of March, 2009.


Henr Cot, F040
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Floda Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LLD holder of Te following IIr=fi
ate, has filed said rtfte for a ax deed to be iued tteron e rifit
number, year of nce, denpon of property and e name in which it
asessed are as folls,

OyEAR D ESCRIPF ON WHICH ASSESSED
2265 2006 4 103 2-020 2044 0150 Irosne Bank f0a
Atlantic Sto Bank
% PNrteG Wright, Morns & Arthur
Lots15, Block 2044, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, dn to e lat thereof rtecAd
ted Pat BtOOk 3, Page 60, Publc Records of Hendr oun, orda,
Le and ecept Gas, O and l rights not owned by pror r
Subject to esTing ents ano d right of ways of ord
All of said proper in of y ben in e County of Hendry, State of Flida
Unls s.h =rtfate shall e redme aor to law, the proerdne
in such rtfite wil be old to he hhest bder at the Clerk t,
Flor, Admnstraon Win, LaBelle. FlOrida, at 11:00 A.M, on the Fift
Thlurda in the mth of Aprl, whchis the othdayof April, 209
Dated tis th day of Ma ch, 2009


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20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 9, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Flodrida Statutes
NOTICE I HEREBY GIVEN THAT PNOT IV, LLC holder o the followed g
certl che, has filed sad certficate for a deed to be ied there
The certificate number, year of iuane description of property and the
name in whic i was passed a a, 2009follo
CER C N ME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2199 2006 3-02-43-34- 00-OOC-0040 UNA NAVARRO, L/E to
Ramlon H Naarro &
Juaeta Jra ans Navarro
Lot 4, Block C, SEMINOLE MANOR, according to the plat thereof rerded in
Plat Book 4, Pages 93 and 94, Public Records of Hendr County, Florida



All f aid property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such rtficate shall be deemed accordIg to law, the property de
scbed n such certificate will be old o the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office 2nd Floor, Ad ministration Wing, LaBelle,r Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on t e FI THURS DAY in te month o AY, which is t
dayof MAY, 2009.
Dated oths 2B5. day of March, 2009.
Barbaras Butl er
Clerk of CI Uit Court
Hendry County, Florida
316493 CGS 4/9,16,23,30/09



RECORDED IN RESOLUTION BOOK XXD, PAGE 46
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
FINDING THAT A FIRE EMERGENCY EXISTS WITHIN HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON
UNREGULATED FIRES WITHIN THE COUNTY.
WHEREAS, the rent fres and drought F af ng Hend County has
created an eremely high danger of grass, bh and forest fi tough
out all of Hendry County, and
WHEREAS the Board of County Comm nes the authority under
OrdIane No 2001-03 to impoe a moratoum on a unregulated fires
NOW, THEREFORE, ERER Be IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNT, FLORIDA THAT:

amended''
2 The Board hereby imposes a moratorium on all unregulated fires wIlth-
in Hendry County, Florida, as prodded in said Ordinance NO 200103,

ChSetion 2, as amended An unregu97.5laed fire means an outdoor fire other
than a coo which s not permtteby a g rnmental agency
3The moatorlum imposed hereby shall be effectli immediately and
Duly considered and adopted by the Bard of County Commlssoners of
hendry County, Frda, this 24th day of February, 2009
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COeUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B Taylor, Chair
ATTES,
Anita Bschel, Deput y Clerk
Barbaa S Butler, Clerk
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NONTCE OF APPUCATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutesa
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IVr LLC holder of the following cetfi

as ced -ae as fe ya s.
CER. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRI ON WHICH ASSESSED
2130 2AC6 3- 3-34-C101H376-010U SAGAMORE PLACE, 11C
lotS 19 thru 21, ndusve Blek 376, of the GENERAL DEAN OF BLEWETON,
FLORIDA as evsed S'ptember 7,1937, acdng to the plat tbeef recorded in
Plat Booh 2, Pags 71 thr 78, Indclus, Public Records of Bendry Count, Flonda
Less and except Gas, Ol ad Mineral rght not owned by pr owner.
S bjde to exstng easen and right of ways of rcrd.
All of sad property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida

in dch cerIBfiate wll be .ld to the highest bidder at te Clerk% oraic, 2nd
Floor, Adminstraton Wing, LaBdie Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth
ThFUrsda in the onth of April, which IS the 30th day of April, 2009,
Datedtis 11th day of Malh, 2009.
'erk of Circuit Court
Henry County, FHni
315181 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florda Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNES V, LLC holder of the fol
lowing certificate, has filed sald certificate for a tax deed to be issued the,-
on The ertficate number, year of issuance, description of property and
the name in which it was asseed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
743 2006 1-35 43 31-010 0003 0020 RENE ALEIANDRO MARTINEZGUER

The Northwest one quarter of the Northeast one quarter of the Northeast
one quarter of the Southeast one quarter of Section 35, Township 43
South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florda Also known as Lot 2, Block ,
PlOner Plantaton, an unrecrded sudIVISIOn
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by pnor owner
Subject to existing easments and right of ways of record
All of said plperty being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida,
Unless such Frtlficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scIbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Ofce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11B00
A.M. on the Third Thursday n the month of April, which S the 16th
day of Apil, 2009
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
Barbaras Butler
Clerk of Cruit Court
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC holder of the following
eerfiate, has filed id certyfiate for a Bax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate numbe year of issuan, description of property an d the
name in which It was asesd e as fo owsll
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
179 2006 1-21-3e-34-010-00 1-0090 Daisy Hit fe Etate and

Lots 9 and 10 Block HARLEM ADDITION NO 2 to Clewston, Hendry
County, Fonda A rdng to the at there as recorded n at book 3,
Page 2, P Rerds of Hendry County, Florida
Less and except Gas, Oi and Mineral gh not owned by prior owner
Subec to existing easements and right of ways of ord
All of said property being in the County of Hendy, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed acrdIng to law, the property de
scribed in such cert-fiate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Fl2r, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at C100
A.M., on tre FIRST THURSDAY in the month of MAY, which is the 7TH
day of MAY, 2009
Dated this 2STH day of March, 2009
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of COrcUt Court
Hendry 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 hoder of tde follow-
ing certlfidate, has filed sad certificate for a tax deed to be isued thereon
The certificate number year of issua, description of prope and the

CERT NAME IN
No YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH A SSEED
1041 2006 1-2-44-32-010-0009-0030 ORGE LUIS REyES &
FLORENTINAG REYES
Lot 3, in Block 9 of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES FIRST SUBDIVISION ac-
rrdeng to the peat the o re erded in Pat 3, Pages 37, 38 & 39, o
Pub Records of H endr County, Florida



All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accrdIng to law, the property de
scribed in such cert1fite will be Ild to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd FlBr, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the 7aTird Thursday in the month of April, which is the 16th
day of April, 2009.
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009.
eBarbara s Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNES V, LLC holder of the fol
Ilng certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed toe be issued there-
on The ficate number, year of iuance, de n of property and
the name in which it was assessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
801 2006 1 2943-32- A 0041 00o0 PAHOKEE ENVIRONMEN
CENTER, INC
The East one half of the Northeast one quarter of the Southeast one.quar
ter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 29, Township 43 South, Range
32 East, Hendry County, Floda



All of said property being ina the County of Hendrya State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed acrdIg to law, the property de-
scribed In such cerlficae wll be ld to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Flor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Floida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of Apri, which i the 16th
day of April, 2009
Dated this 25th day of Feb hary, 2009.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of CIrcuIt Court
Henry 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 INOT IV, LLC holder of the following
erifiste, has filed said certficate for a tax deed to be iLued thenn.
The certificate number, year, of issuan, description of property and the

CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1723 2006 1 21-43 34 010 0009,0120 MARY STEWART
Lot 12 in Block 9 of HARLEM ADDITION NO 5 to Clewlston, Hendry County
F lenda, according to the plat thereof, record" in Plat Book 3, Pages 48 anA
49 of the PubIc Records of Hendry County, Florida
Leos and expt Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by pnor miner
Subject to exIsbng easements and right of ways of Hord
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed acordlng to law, the property de
scribed in such certlfiate will be .ld to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Flor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of MAY, which Ds the 7TH
day of MAY, 2009.
Dated this 25- day of March, 2009
Barbaa s Butler
Clerk of COrcUt Court
Hendry County, Florida
316526 CGS 4/9,16,23,30/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CABERNET I, LLC holder of the follow
ing r te, has filed said crtificate for a ta deed to be issued thereon
The certfite numbe, year of issuance de pton of poperty and the






JB-e sWhacrh ite w.as sed areas oa e yellow
lat thereof rerded in Plat k 3, Page 131, Publc Records of Hendry
cunty,a Florida
Less and except Gas, Ol and Meral rights not ownd Re by prior ownea
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record e
All of sad property being in the County of Hendry, State of Floda
Unless such certificate shall be redmed aordIng to law the ppe de-
scrbed in such rtlficate wil be ld to the highest bIder at te Clerk's
Offi, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
he on the FIRST THURSDAY n the month of MAY, which is the 7TH
day oe MAY, 2009.
Dated this 25TH day of Ma erh, 2009
Barbarase Butler
Clerk of Cut Court
Henry County, Flonda
316520 C3S 4/9,16,23,30/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT I LC holder of the follow-
ing dertfiate, has filed id certificate for a tax deed to be ISSUed Itheron
The cert te number, year of issuance, decrpton of property and the
name in which it was asssed are as follows
CERT, NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
798 2006 1-29-43-32-A0-023-0000 PAHOKEE ENVIRONMENTAL
CENTER, INC
Parcel 1
The East one-half of te Northwest one-quart r of the Northeast one-quar-
ter of the Northwest one quarter of the Section 29, Township 43 South
Range 32 Eas of the Pubic Records of end County Florida Le roa
dedcatton of the 25'on tre North side of the tract
Pael 2
The West one half of the Northeast one quarter of the Northeast one quar
ter of the Notwest one-quar of Secton 29 Townshp 43 South, Range
32 East of the Pubc cordsa of endry County, a ess road dea-
tibn of 25' on te North side of the tract
Parcelar 3
The West one-half f te Southeast one-quarter Northea quarter of
the Northwest one quarter of Section 29, Township 43 South, Range 32
East of the Publca Records of Hendry Coun ty, Florida.
The East one-half of the Southst one-qu arter of the Northest one-quar-
ter of the Northwest one quarter of Secton 29, Townshlp 43 South, Range
32 East of the Pubhic Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less ad dedIca
tion of 25' on the South side of the tract
Less and expt Gas, Oii and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing esements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the Clounty of Hendry, State of Fonda
Unless such certifite shall be redemed acordlng to law the property de
srlbed in such ertlficate will be sold to the highest bIlder at the Cler's
orMic, 2nd Floor, Admiaistration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
AM., on the Third Thaursday in the month of April, which IS the 16th
day of April, 2009.
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of CiEuit Court
Hend3 County, Florida
313561 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09






NOTICE OF APpLIATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 ForIda Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of tre following
ertlflcate, has filed said certdifate for a tax deed to be issuL thereon
The cert-fiate number, year of issuance, deIrLptIon of property and the
name in which it was passed are as follows'
CERT NAME IN
No YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
802 2006 1-29-43-32-A00-0042-0000 PAHOKEE ENVIRONMENTAL
CENTER, INC

The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quar-
ter of the Northwest one quarter of Sect-on 29, Townshlp 43 South, Range
32 East of the Publhc Records of Hendry County, Floridal Less ad dedIca
tion of 25 feet on the North s de of the tract

The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quar-
ter of the Northwest one-quarter of Se-ion 29, Township 43 South, Range
32 East of the Public Records of Hendry Coun, Florida less road dedica
tion of 25 feet on the North side of tract.
Parel 3
The East one half of the Southwest one quarter of the Southeast one quar
ter of the Northwest one=quarter of Section 29, Township 43 South, Range
32 East of the Pubic Records of Hendry County, Florida Le I. ad dedica-
tion of 25 feet on the South sPde of tle tradt
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to ex.stng Isements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Floida
Unless such certfite shall be redeemed ascordIng to law the prper de-
seribed in such certficate will be sold to the highest bidder at tre Clerk's
Offie, 2nd Floor, Administration Wig, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of April, which is the 16h
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
Barbara S Buler
Clerk of clrcu`t Cou`
313564 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TAT MERLOT I, LLC holder of the folrlowm
certificate, has filed said rtifite for a lax deed to be issued thereon
The certal te number year of issuance, derilptlion of property and th
name in whIh it was a r essed are as fo eaows'
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
688 2106 1-33-43-31-A00-0042-000 JOSE A HERNANDE
The Northwest onequarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwes
oneThuater of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South
iRange 31 East, Hendry County, Florida SHUBJECT to an eament for an a
cess rod of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot 162, PIONEEr
pLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision
Less and eept Gas, Ol and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of sad property being n te County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
srbed in such ceficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk'
Offie, 2ad Floor, Administrataion Wing, LaBelle, RoIda, at 11:01
A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of April, which is the 1611
day of April, 2009
Dated this 2th day of February, 2009

Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
313560 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNES V, LLC holder of the fol
lowing fcate, has filed said etfie for a x deed to be lued there
on,. The certafiate number, year of issuance, desripaon of property ar



700 2006 1-33-43-31-AO-0234-0000 JOHANNE H CYR & MATHEW D
CYR
% JORDYN TAYLOR PROPER-
INC
The Northest one quarter of the Southwest one quarter of tie Southwes
oneuarter of the Southeast one quarter. Section 33, Township 43 South
Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florda LESS the Seuth 20 00 feet there
SUBECT to an eament for an ac road of the East 30 00 feet thereof
Also known as Lot 154, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision
Lss and except Gas, Ol and Mineral right not owned by prior owner
Subject to existi ng ea-sements and right of ways of record
All of sad property being in the County of Hendy, State of Florida
Unle such ertfiate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
bed in such cefcate will be sold to t highest bidder at the Clerk
Offit 2Nd Floor Administration Win,. LaBelle Florida, at 11:0(
A.M., on the Thi d Thursday in the month o Aprl, which is the 16
day of April, I2009.
Dated this 25th day of Februay, 2009
Barbaras Butler
Clerk of C-IUet Court




NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Florida Governmental Utl Authority FGUA) announ a pub
meeting to which a interested perns are i d The FGUA is a legal en
tV and pubic body ceatd pursuant To the proslons of Ston 163 01
DeSOto County Florida, Hend County, Florida Lee ounty, Florida, Pa
County, Floida, Polk County, Fo ida, and the Town of Dundee, Flonia Th.
public meeting wll be held at 12:00 PM on April 16, 2009 Wea
Pa Gv- ernment Center, COm mission Chambers, 7530 Littla
Rad, New Port Riche, FL 34645. At the pubTic meeting trhe FGUI
Board will address general operating issu o f the FGUA All customers o
the FGUA, affected property owne, tenants or occupants, and all other in
tested peons, shall h an opportune to be hea ad to file we
comments with tre FGUA Ifa person decides to appeal any decision mad
by the FGUA with respect to any matter InSdeed at the meeting su
peon wll need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that
vrbatm record is made, include ing the t estimony and e dence upon whlt
the Hate is To be -ad n sa irda e with t he A re ens Wa
to participate in this proeeed2ng should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Been
toll free at (877) 552-3482, atleast three busnes days prior to the date o
the hearing If yo h ha any quesons, ple contact the Clerk to th
UA Board at 877) 552 FUA or (407) 6296900.
31394 CN 4/9/09

NOTICE SEMINOLE TRIBAL REGULAR ELECTION MAY 11 2009


and he Ae-ded Corporte Chart of n Sem le Tnbe of Fondate, Ine, a Ru
lar etIon is lled for the follong offices, on Mondayi May 11, 2B09
SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA SEMIOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA, INC
TRIBAL COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION
REPRESENTATVE (1) RE PRESENTAIVE (1)
BRIGHTON RESERVATION BRIGHTON RESERVATION
REPRESENTATIVE (1) REPRESENTATIVE (1)
HOLLYWOOD RESERVATION HOLLYWOOD RESERVATO N
REPRESEAE (1) REPRESENTATIVE (1)
Enld .- of the Scmoi Trib ar N- he a a arreh thoa 18eH
t o reforMay 11, M), ad w h I o y lt IF he

Therepesentaes for th outell ate year or Dhreator arsea aae oed hibe

Elgbea l mbers who wish to e anddatese mary ana ato I veor
oe of the Trbal Offic at Brghton, Big Cypress, and Hollywoodresa' ons, be
gra Ari 7, 209 or can obtain a forrtman fro the Secretary of the Tnhr
and Board of DIr s, he mpleted e ons from andates must
ln the hands of the Seretaryeno later than 5H0a pro, on or before Aprl 14, 2tXH
o that the anonmenat of ndldates n be announced ApI 15,209
IL EICIBLEa DIfAL tEM BE I URGED do V RIl



3155P5 CN/IB 4/9 ON 4/8A09





April 9, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 21


NOIECE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOCE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of the following
Icertfi e, has filed ad certificate for a tax deed to be iued thereon
The cerfcate number, year f uane, description of property and the
name in which it was assed are as follow'
CERT, NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1073 2006 1-22-44-32-010-0031-0010 ELMER BONILLA & LUIS F
PEREZ
Lot 1, Block 31, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES FIRST SUBDIVISION, accord-
ing to the pat there recorded in Pat Book 3, Pages 37,38 & 39, Publ
Records of Hendry Count,4 Florida



All of said property being in the County of Hendly, State of Florda
Unless suc h rtfcate shall be deemed according to lawE, the property de
scnbed In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floo, Admiistration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M, on the FIRST THURSDAY in e month of MAY, which S the 7
day of MAY, 2009.
Dated this 25.H day of Mach, 2009
Barbaras Butler
Clerk of C "out Cour
Hendry County, Florida
316497 CGS 4/9,16,23,30/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOnCE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT LLC holder of the follow-
ing ertfcate, has filed said rtfiate for a tax deed to be Ued thereon
The cereficate number, year of uane, description of property and the
name in which It III ar as fell-
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
881 2006 1-13044-32-A00-0242-0000 ANA PERE
Th South onehalf of the Northwet onequarter of the Southeast one
quarter of the Northwest one-quar r of the Southeast one-quar of Sec-
tgon 13, T-wnshp 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject
to an eament for an ace oad eof the West 30 feet thereof AI known
as Lot No, 5518 in Montura Ranch Estaat es, an unrecorded subdiVSon,.
Less and eept Gas, O and Mneral right nt owned by porowner
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 redeemed accord to law the property de
scnbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Ror, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:a0
A.M, on the Third Thursday in the month of April, which is the 16th
day of April, 2009.
Dated ths 252th day of February, 2009

Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
313557 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statltes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNES v, LLC holder of the fol-
lowing certificate, has filed .aid certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
the name in which it was passed are as follows,
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
891 2006 1-1444- 32-A00-001 7-0000 GONLEZ INVESTMENTS,


The North onehalf of the So east one quarter of the Southease t onequar
ter of the Northdst one-quaer of the Northeast one-quarter of Sectlon 14,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida SUBJECT to an
eadment for an access road of the East 30 feet LheIof Also known as Lot
3598, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, 2an unrecorded subdivision


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 accordg to law the property de
scnbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Oe, 2nd Floor, Admn,,tration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M, on the "Third Th"nursday in the month of April, which is the 16th
day ofApTrl, 2009
Dated this 25th day of Fbruary, 2009

Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
313579 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORT DEED
Chapter 197.512 Flolda Stat0tes
NOTICE A HEREBY G9VEN THAT PIN V LLC holder of the follng cerfi


CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASESSE
1162 2006 1 22-4432 010 0070020 MASSIN SAITORI
iots 2 and 3, Bleck 79, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ac-rd
ig t theplat ereof recd in PFat Boek 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Pu

ss a ee Gas, Ol and Mel gh not owne by pn r owner
SJUet to e 0st4ng ea 0 4nts anI 9d n 4ght of 4ys of raed


in uch cerfit wll be ld to the highest ber at te Clers Office, 2nd
Flor, Admistratio wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth
Thursday in the m"th of April, which is the 3deth day of April, 2.09.
Dated this 11 day of Mach, 2009

Cerk of Cut Court
Henry County, F-orda
315212 CGS 4/2,9,16,B3/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes





NO YEAR DESCRIP ON WHICH ASSESSED




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d1712 2006 1-21-43-34-010-05-0110 DAISy B WILLIAMS
%54 2LOISG RAy


the Cur0nt Publc Records of H 4endy County, Florida,

Le and expt Gas, Oi and Mineral rights n ot owned by prior owner

All o sad property beg in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certifiate hall be redeemed a rdg to law the property de

A.M., n the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of MAY, which is the TH
day 2Th 4 of Ma2 r y 2009.
Dated thls 2511 day of Mah, 2009
Barbae S, BUtler
Clerk of C -uit Cout
Hendry County, Florida
316495 CGS 4/9,16,23,30/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of the follow-
ing certficate, has filed .,d certificate for a tax deed to be isued thereon
The rtfcate number year of issuan, description of property and the
name in which it was d ssed are as follows,
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRUPTION WHICH ASSESSED
803 2006 1-29-43-32-A00-0089-0100 MARY MANE WILLIAMS
& DAVID LEE NIEHAUS,
JR
The Norit one-half f the Southwest oneuarter of the Souethwest one-
quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Secon 29, Township 43 South,
Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida LESS Nad dedication of 25 feet on
the West side thereof
Less and except as, Ol and Mnel ghts not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easement and right of ways of rord
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 certfie will be ld to the highest bder at th Clerk's
Office, a2nd Fl0r, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M, on the Third Thurda in the month of April, which is the 16th
day of pr`l, 2009.
Dated this 25th dayof Febaryc 2009
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of CiuIt Court
Hendry County, Flonda
313559 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida, Statutes
NOTICE Is HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC holder of the following
crfiate, has filed i d certfite for a tax deed to be Iued there
The certilfilcate numbe, year of issuance, description of pror and the
name in which it was assed are as oll eows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
715 2006 1-21-43-34-010-0006-000 BRENDA WILLIAMS
PAUL PETERSON,
ROBERT PETERSON, JR. &
ROSENA TlCKER
Lot 1 in Block 6 of HARLEM ADTION NO 4 to Clewsn, Hend, County,
Florida according to the plat recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, of the cur
rent Public Racords o Hendry County, FlonIda

Les and expt Gas, OIal and Mineral right not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing basements and right of ways of record
All of said property walng in the County of Hendry State of Florida


scribed in such cetfiat, will be ld to the highest bder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd FlooAr, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of MAY, which is the 7TH
day o d 9 4,, 2009.
Dated thIs 251H day of Malh, 2009
Barbaa S BUtler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, FloB
316530 CGS 4/9,16,23,30/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE S HEREBY GIVEN TAT PIT IV, LLC holder of the follow rfi
0te, has fle d ere f a tax deed to be ISSU en e c ere
number, year of issuan, depo of property and the name in which it was

CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
212.8 206 3-01-43-34- 0-00 376-009 SAGAMORE PLACE, LLC
LOts 15 & 16, Blok 376, Of the GENERAL PLAN OF CLISTON, FLORIDA A




All of sa- property Leang in the Cunty of Hary, State of Flonda,
Unles sch cefiae shall e redemed accdlng to law, the palpelr decrlbed
in sueh certfiate wll be .ld to the highest bdder at the Cler ON's oc, 2nd
Floor, Administration Wing, LaBdele Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on [te FI
Thursday in the month of Aril which is dte 3Qh day of April, 2009
1Dated this lth day of Ma 0h, 2009.

Baar S. Buter
Hendr, County, Honda
315227 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/09


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FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City of Clewston is considering applying to the Florida Deparlent of
Community AffalM (DCA) for a Small Cities Community Development


1 To benefit low and mode4te income persons, or


3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having
a particular urgency because exstg condltons poe a senous and im-
mediate thrt to te ealt or welfare of the community and where oth-
er financial resours are not available to meet such needs
The categordh of avtes for which thee funds may be used are in the
areas of housing, neighborhd revitalization, commercial revitalization,
or economic development and include such improvement act-vtes as ac
qUIston of real piperty, loans to pratb-for- profit busing, purhas of
machinery and equipment, al instruction of infrastructure, rehablhtaton of
houses and o mmer al buildings, and energy n ation Additona
information egard ng the rnge of activities that may be undertaken Wil
be provided at the pubhc healng
For each activy that is proposd, at least 70% of the funds must benefit
low and moderate income persons,
In deloplng an applhcaton for sUbm-ssOn to DCA, the City must plan to
minimize displacement of pesns as a result of planned CDBG activities,
BE additon, the City is required to dElop a plan to assist displaced per-
sons
The public hearIng to r-eeive czen v`ews concerIng the eommuniy's eco
nolte and community development needs will be at the cb y Commission
meeting held in the City of ClewlstOn COllision Chambers on Monday,
Aprl 20 2009 at 600 pm The meetn wll be held at the Clewlston
City Hair, 1 W5 w ventura Avnue For minration conrnang the pubic
hearing, contact the City Managers Offi or telephone 863-g83-1484
The pubhc hearing is being inducted in a handicapped accessible location
Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired
or the visual impaired should contact the City Clerk's Office at st five
calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided
Any non Englsh speanlg pesn wishing to atend the public hearing
should contact the City Clerk's Office at least five calendar days pror to
the meeting and a language Interpreter will be prodded TO ares a
Telecommunceon Device for Deaf Perons (TDD) plea ll
1-800-955-8771 Any handicapped person requrIng seal accommoda-
tion at this meeting should intact the City Clerk's Office at least five cal-
endar days prior to the meeting
316915 CN 4/9/09


PUBLIC WORKSHOPS FOR
COMPREHENSIVE PATHWAY PLAN FOR HENDRY COUNTY
FOOT Project #423354-1-18-01
Hendrdy County has heduled public information workshops gardn
ComprehenslVe Pathway Plan A study is currency being nduted b
Hendry County to determine locations of proposed nw pathways ir
Hendry County.
The pub1c inforat-on meetings will be held as follows
Harlem Community Meeting April 9th 209 at 6'0 pm at Harlem C
d Center Ioted at 2000 7th Street,9 C tlewson, FL 33443
Ponr Community Meeting, Aprl 13th 2009 at 7 00 p m at Pon
Commuty Center located at 90 Panama e, Clewston FL 33440
Port LaBelle Community Meeting, Aprl th at 7'00 p m at Grace Bap
hti Church, lonted at 4200 NE Eulyptus Blvd, La Belle, FL 33935
Felda A Community Meeing, Aprl 20th at 7 00 p m at Feld Corn
munlityr Center, located at 100 CR 830, Felda, FL 33930
Montu & Flaghole Community Meeting, April 22, at 7 00 p Im Ioa
ed at Central County Wate C W Control D2r4I0, Iated at 475 S Cabbagi
Palm Street, Clewson, FL 33440
Clion and Hookers oint Community Meeting, A 29th @ 60
p m at the ohn Boy Audtonum, Bearsley Room loted at 1200 S W
Owens Blvd, Clewiston, FL 33440
LaBelle Area Community Meing, April 30th at 7.00 pRm at the LaBell
Civic Cente located at 481 W Hckpoo0hee A LaBelle, FL 3393
Scho Ofcas, May 1, 2009 at 1000 am, Hendry County Sh
Board Room, loted at 25 E Hkpoochee Ave, LaBelle, FL 33935
The workshop will pride interested czens with the opportuny to asl
questions and expred their views onerrnng the location and potontia
environmental impacts associated with the plan, The workshop will be or
the agendas of the arEous community meetngs or boards Aerial photo
graphs and other projec-related information will be on display Coun-
staff will be alable to aner questions and du the project Pleas
note that this is not a public hearing, A formal public hearing will be heir
later in the study pcess, in keeping with state and federal requirements
Project documents are available for public review untl M 18, 2009 at th
Barn Library, 41 N Main Street, La Belle, Flonda 33935 and at the Ci
of Clewston Pubic Libry located at 120 West Osceola Avenue, Clews
ton, Florida 33440 Projec documents are also alable for review Mon
day Friday from am to 5 00 po at the Hendry County Engineer
Office located at 99 EaSt Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935
If you have any questions egardlng the Comprehensie Pathway Plan pro
,act you may contact Mr Shane Parker PE County Eng"ner a
64) 675-522 or by emal at sparker @endryfla ne't Persons wit
disabiltes who may need special accommodations at the workshop, ir
accordance with the Americans with DIablites Act of 1990, should n
tact Bonnie Hanshaw at (863) 675-5222
316002 CB CN 4/2,9,16,23/09


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby glen that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florda Statutes, the following applications) for perit have been received for project(s) in Glade

Wa Farm LLC (Warr Fa 2243 Rr Oak Lan, Ft Mye, FL 33905 has submed Appton 090130-25 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-0248-W
irrigate 244 acres o agrcultura ands The water wll be withdrawn rom the C-43 Cana and the project is ated in Sections 15,22, Township 42 South
Range 32 East
xley Bthers I (Padgett Ranch) PO 10, Sutelle FL 33585, has b d Applaton 090202-15 for renal f Water U Permit 22-00243-W t
irrigate 1508 acres of agricultural lands with vestok The water wll be withdrawn from the C-43 Canal and the project is Iated in Secton
13,19,20,24,25,29,30, Township 42 South, Rang 30,31 East
The Grham Companies (Graham Farms) PO Box 1108, Moore Haven, FL 33741, has submted Appication 090206-9 for renewal of Water U Peri
22 00002W to Irrga 2047 aes of agrculural lands The water will E withdwn from the C 19 Canal and the project is loted I S ons 5 8,31,32
Townships 41,42 South, Range 32 East,
us sugar Corporaton SBG Farms (Dundy Hpochee) Ponce de Leon Avenue, Clew sto nc, FL 33440, has submitted Appication 090211-13 for renewal o
Water Use Permit 22 00]35 W to irrigate 11684 acres of agricultural lands The water will be withdrawn from the C 43 Canal and the project is located ir
Sections 4 8,,32, Townships 42,43 South, Range 32 East.
Lykes Brthers Inc (Dea Pasture demus) 106 SW County Road 721, Ok hoee FL 34974, has submitted Appaton 090217-10 for renewal of Wa
U. PerIt 22,00041 W to irrigate 7160 acres of agricultural landsI The water will be withdrawn from the Flondan and Surfial Aquifers and the C 19, L 41
and L-42 Canals and the project is Ioated in Sections 24-26, Township 41 South, Ranges 30-32 East
Roadrunne (Ft Myers) V LLLP (Rvergro) 923 N Pennsyl Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789, has submitted App on 09021715 for renewal of Wa
U Permit 220031 to gate 1315 acres of agricultural land The water will be withdrawn from a adjacent canal and the project is located in Secton
25-27,34-36, Township 42 South, Range 31 East
0 4 -4 42 1 4 4 3 9337 1, has submitted Applcation 090218 34 for renewal of Water U40 Pe0ri
,'* .. 1 .... ; iII be withdrawn from the C 19 Canal and the project is located in Sectwon:

Dann4e and ames R Kiatck (Kipat Cane) PO Box 1084, Moore H F 33471, has submitted Aplcaton 090241915 for renwal of Water U Permi
22-00024-W to irrigate 1486 acres of agricultural lands The water will be withdrawn from the C-43 and C-19 Canals and the project is Ioted in Section
2,3,27,34,35, Townships 41,42 Sout, Range 32 East
James R MIlpatrck (KlpOatck Fa4rm) PO Box 084, Moore Haven FL 334 has submitted App on 0902199 for renewal of Water Use P t 22 00212
to irrigate 461 acres of agnculturl lands The water will be withdrawn Bm the C-43 Canal and the project is Ioated in Section 15, Township 42 South
Range 32 East
Gham and Couse Farms 227 E Cresd-nt D Clewston, FL 33440, has submitted Applcation 090219-21 for renewal of Water U Permit 22-00208-W to i
gate 155 acres of agriculture hands The water wl be whdwn rom te Myrtle Slough Canal and the project is oated in nSeo 27,34, Township 4:
South, Range 31 East
US Sugar Corporaon, Lesse, 111 Pon, de Leon Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440; Alhco Inc, PO BoX 338, LaBelle, FL 33975; Susan B Williams, PO Box 171, Moo.
Haven, FL 33471, Sharon B Pet, PO Box 919, Moore Haven, FL 33471, A Duda Sons n, PO Box 1329, Moore Haven, FL 33471, and Walter S Bronson, P(
Box 426, LOda, FL 33857 (Bronson Propery) has submitted Applcation 090223 26 for renewal of Water U Permit 2200222-W to irrigate 1154 acres of agn
cultural lands, The water will be withdrawn from the C43 Canal and the project is loted in Sections 23,25,26, Township 42 South, Range 31 East,
Prudential Agncultual IPnestments (Bo", LC) 201 S Orange Ave, Ste 795, Orlando, FL 32801, has submitted Application 090223 30 for enewal of Water USI
Permit 22 00280 W to gate 1065 acres of agricultural lands, The water wll be withdrawn from the C 43 Canal and the project is loted in Secton
25,26,35, Township 42 South, Range 30 East
Cleghorn Farms, 1768 Danels Rd SE, Moore Haven, FL 33471, has submitted Applaton 090223 36 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22 00304W to ir1gat
701 acr of agricultural lands The water will be withdrawn from the C43 Canal and the project is ated in Sections 27,33,34, Township 42 South, Rangi
31 East
Triton V Inc (Triton VI) 3389 Sheridan Sl #558, Hollywood, FL 3302, has submitted Applcaton 09022339 for renewal of Water U Permit 22 00046W tI
rrgate 550 acrs of agrcultua lands The water wllbe withdrawn rom the C-41 Cana and the project is ,oted In Sections 5-8,12,18, Township 40 South
Ranges 32,33 East
A Duda & Sons n (Duda Moore Haven Main Farm) PO Box 620257, Ovedo, FL 32762, has submitted A4ppication 090224 13 for renewal of Water U Peri
22-00062-W to irrigate 2944 acres of agricultural lands The water wll be wthdwn from the C-43 Canal and the project is coated in Secton
7,8,1 1-14,17,18, Township 42 South, Ranges 31,32 East
A Duda & Sons Inc Duda Moore Haven Bnson PO Box 620257, Ovedo, FL 32762, has submitted Applcaton 090224 15 for renewal of Water Use Peri
22-00061-W to irrgae 772 acres o agriculture ands The water wll be withdrawn rom the C-19 Cana and the project is oted in Sions 4,9,33, Town
ships 41,42 South, Range 32 East
Interested persons may cmment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report cotaIning pGped agency action regardmn
the application by writing the South Florida Water Management DIstrict, Attn Environmental Resure Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FE
33416 4680, but such ommiets or requests must be received by 5 00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication
No furtherpu~bllC notice will be provided argeard ng HEs appllatlon A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proved
ings AppllDatmon status and associated documents can also be obtained by acLs-ng the District's webe ( ) and lectling the Applmca
tlon/Permlt Search on the ePermlttmg page, Substancally affected persons ae entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agenc
action by submitting a written request aer reviewing the staff deport
316350 GCD 4/9/09


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22 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 9, 2009


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL




If a person decides to appol any decision made wt respect to any maer
considered a this meeting, he/she will need a record of te pr dngs,
and that for such purpose, rhe/she may need to ensure that a verbam
cord of the poceedngs is made, which Mcord includes tOe t-t-mony and
eldene upon which the appeal is to be based

Board of County Commlsiones
Hend County, Florida
316666 CB/CN 4/9/09


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
COMMUNITY ACTION TASK FORCE
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Notce is heri given that the Hendy County Cmmunity Action Task Force
wiI hold a meeting Thursday, Aprl 16, 2009 at 1 30pm at the Hendry
S, Lee Street, LaBelle, The meeting is open to the public, The site is hand,
capped acessible
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpoi, he/she may need to
ensu that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which d cord
udes the tesCmony and evidence upon which the appeal s to be based,
HENDRY COUNTY COMMUNITYe ACTION TASK FORCE
316782 CN/CB 4/9/09


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
ti s hereby gen that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florda Statutes, the following applications) for permit have been received for proe(s) in Hendry

iObbie M Kelley, Ft Denuadol Oak Grove (Kelley Gr) O Box 353, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Applon 090130-38 for newal of Water Use Permit
600537-W to irrigate 26 5 acres of agrcultul lands The water wll be withdrawn from the -43 Canal and the project is located in Section 15, Township 43
iout, Range 28 East
B Farms n (UMot and Vaughn Fa t) co US Sugar Corporation, 111 Ponce de Leon A,, Clewston, FL 33440, has submted Application 090204-10 for N
el of Water U Peit 2600039W to irrigate 37494 ares of agcultul lands Te water wll be withdrawn from the 25 Canal and the project is
cated in Sections 19,24,25,30,31,36, Township 4 So3uth, Ranges 34,35 East
outhen Gardens Grove Coration Knight Land) US Sugar or wporation Pce de Leo Ave Clewsto FL 3344 has subm d ppication
090204-12 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00074-W to irrigate 3208 64 acres of agricultural lands The water wll be withdrawn from the L-24 Canal and
he proecs loted in Sections 3,10,22,27,34, Townships 45,46 South, Range 34 East
S Sugar Corpotlon and SBG Fars In c (Dunwoody Dorspike Annex) c/o US Sugar Corporation, 111 Ponce de Leon Ave, ClewIston, FL 33440, have sub
d pp on 09020-18 for renal of Water Use Permit 26-00377-W to irrigate 361679 acres of agrcultural land The water wil be withdrawn from
he end iard Water Control ist Canal and the project s ted in Seons -3,26,34,35, To w ships 43,44 South, Range 32 East
JS Sugar Crpo0aton (Setion 35 Duda) 111 Ponce de Leon Ae, Clewon, FL 33440, has submted Aplton 090204-27 for newal of Water Use Permit
600613W to gate 638 aces of griculturl land. Te water will be withdrawn fom the L24 Canal and the project s located in Secon 35, Township 45
South, Range 34 East.
JS Sugar Corporation (Townste 14 Secons Ponce de Leon Ave Clewdston FL 33440 has submitted Applicatlon 090204-4 for renewal of Water U, Per-
,it 26-00040-W to irrigate 8400 96 acres of agricultural lands The water wil hdiwn from the Industrial Canal and toe project is located in Sections
1,3 10,12,31 34,36, Townships 43,44 South, Ranges 33,34 East
S Sugar Corporation (Grffi Land) 111 Ponce de Leon Ave, Clewston, FL 33440 has subtted Appl on 090204-6 for renewal of Wter Use Permit
60034-W to gate 1255 05 acres of agrltul lands The water wll be withdrawn from the L-25 Canal and the project is located in Srcton 23,26,

arn W iard Reoable Trust and Man ard Revocable Trust ( Hammock) 5500 Flaghol Rd, Clewson, FL 3340 has submitted App 0 caon
902057 for renewal of Water U Permit 2600495W for a diversion and impoundment cover 2295 acres of agcultural land The ater will be with
,wn from the C43 Canal via the Hllard Canal and the project is noted in Sct 7,8,17,18,20, Township 43 South, Range 32 East
Hilard Brothers of Florida Ltd (Whltehurh East Tony's Mound) 5500 FIaghole Rd, Clewston FL 3V 4 has SUb=mI"ed Appllctlon 090205-19 for renewal of
ater U Pe t 6-004-W to irrigate 119788 acres of agricultul lan The water will e withdrawn fro the L ower Tamam A fer and te L-2 Cana
d the project ios located ons 4,33, Townships 45,46 South, Rnge 34 st
les Dra Dstrict, co Lawrence Worth, P Box 1685, Clewston FL 3344, has submed App ton 090206 10 for renewal of Water Use Permit
i0880-W for a dveson and ipoundment covering 12082 2 ares of grcultural ands The water wll be withdrawn from the Miami Canal and the proet
s located in ctons 1-4,9-12,15,16,21-23,26-28, Townshp 4,45 South, a nge 34 East
Charles Reid or Eddie Red (Reds Cane) 340 W Coresnt Dr, Clewston, FL 33440, has submiter d Application 090206 13 for renewal of Water Us Permit
600032 W to irrigate 40 acres of agricultural lands The water will be withdrawn rom the Sur l Aquifer and the project is loted in Seoons 7,8,12,13,
ownship 43 South, Ranges 33,34 East
tta Dnage District, O Box 1685, Clewston, FL 33440, has submitted Aplcaton 090206-8 for renewal of Water Ue Pert 500 080-W for a d on
d impoundment covering 9681 acres of agcultul lands The water wll be w dran from the Miami Cnal and the project s loted in Setions
1,2-14,16-18, Township 44 South, Ranges 34,35 East
Marlin W Hllhard Recable Trust & HiIhard Mistletoe Inc (Tony's Mound) 5500 Flaghole Rd Clewiston, FL 33440 has submrled Applaton 090211-20 for re
-al of Water Use Permit 26 00072 W to irrigate 1822 ac"s of agncultu" l lands. The water wil be withdrawn firm the Lower Tamlaml Aquifer and the
Blumbrg Canal and the piject is located in SctonS 16,21,28, Townships 45,R6 South, Range M East
Gesourre Conserathon Properties Inc (Eagle Point Gro, s) 9991 Coconut Rd, Ste 200, Bonita Springs, FL 34135, has submlited Applcation 090212-14 for re-
Ieal of Water Use Permit 2&00264 W to irrigate 31 acres of agricultural lands The water will be wlthdawn from an adjacent canal and the project Is doit
ad in Section 9, Township 43 South, Range 28 East.

Ongebrook Estates LLC (Bowman Farms 27499 RF-lew Center Blvd Ste 230, Bonita Springs FL 34134 has submitted Application 090212-15 for renewal
iof Water Use Permit 26-00046-W to irrigate 1 acres of oagri cultural lands The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located
n Section 1, Township 43 South, Range 28 East

k Duda & Sons Inc (Duda LaBelle Fa) PO Box 620257, Oviedo, FL 32762, has submitted Ap icion 090212 6 for renewal of Water Use Permit 2&00106 W
or a diersion and impou ndment covering 27248 ares of agcultul lands The water Wllbe withdrawn from the C43 Canal and the project is located in
Sections 1-36, Townships 43-45 South, Ranges 28,29 East
JS Sugar Corporation (Hancock Land) 111 Pnce de Leon Ave, Cliston, FL 3340, has submitted Appdicatoron 090217-3 for renewal of Water Use Permit
1600452-W to irrigate 1894 8 acres of agrcultural lands The water will be wthdiown from the Manley Canal and the project I oated in Sections 15,22,
Township 46 South, Range 34 East
:ustom Citrus Care Inc River Groe) PO Box 3026 LaBlled FL 33975, has submitted ApphtlIon 090217-8 for renewal of Water Use Per 26-00260-W to ir-
igte 23 acres o agrutura ands The water wl be wItldrawn from the C-43 Canal and the prloect is located in Section 29, Township 43 South, Rainge 28

:ustom Citrus Care Inc (Stafford Citrus Grove) PO Box 3026, LaBoelle, FL 33975, has submitted Applcation 090217 9 for a Water Use Peit to irrigate 23
acres of agricultural lands, The water will be Wlthdrwn from onste lakes and the project is located in Section 29, Township 43 South, Range 28 East.
Ongebrook Estates LLC (arrell Gro. ) 27499 Rive0 ew Coenter Blvd Ste 230, Bonita Springs FL 34134, has submitoted Application 090218-20 for renewal
0f Water U0 Perit 26-00246-w to irrigate 52 5 acres of agrculturl lands The water wll be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and adjant nal and
he projec s Ioted in Section 6, Township 43 South, Range 29 East
endy Turf (Section 15 Far) 10 Ridge Wood Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submled Applton 090223 21 for renewal of Water Use Permit 2&-00688 W
o irrigate 159 8 acres of agricultural lands The water wll be withdrawn from an onste dtch/nal and the project is Ioted in Section 15, Township 46
douth, Range 34 East
S& J Ag Products Inc (Sboney Farm) PO Box 70, C Tlewiston, FL 33440 has subltted Application 090223 31 for renewal of Water Use Perit 26 00448-W to
rrgate 688 4 acs of agricultural lands The water wll be withdrawn trom the Manley Canal and the project s loted in Sections 16,21, Township 46 South,

Sand J Ag products Inc Fa PO Box 71,30 Clewston, FL 33440 has submtted Apphlaon 090223-34 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00170-W to ir-
ate 65 acres of agricultural lands The water wi ihdrawn from the Manley Canal and the project is Iodated in Section 13, Township 46 South, PRange
14 East
Sitt Ranch Inc (StBtt Ranch) 4513 W US Hwy 27, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 090223 35 for renewal of Water Use elit 26 00250-W to
rigate 300 acres of agr culural lands The water will be wthdawn from the Hendry lhard Canal and the project is located in Sections 22,27, Township 43
iouth, Range 32 East
aSt Hendr County Draiage District, Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submited Appcaon 090223-37 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-0042-W to
rngate 480 72 acres of agrcultural lands The water will be wthdrawn fiomr the Industral Canal and Lake Okchobee and the project is ocated in Sections
13,14,23,24, Township 43 South, Range 34 East,
ravs and LIs Clegho end County Farm 778o SR 80 Moore Haven FL 33471 has SUblmed Appication 090223-38 for renewal of Water Us Permit
6-00327-W to irgate 6 acres of agultural lands The water wll be withdrawn from te Lower Tamlam, Aquifer and Myrtle Slough Canal and the project
s located in Sections 3,10, Township 43 South, Range 3, I East
ouble Down Expreao, 4085 Hlancock odge Pkw, N Ft Myers, FL 33903, has submitted Appication 08062728 for an Envilrnmental Resurc Permit for
!3,1 acres of residental lands The water wll be dlIharged to the Calosahatchee and the project is located in Sections 11,12, Township 43 South, Range

interested persons may comment upon the applc on or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency acon regarding
he appication by wring to the South Florida Water Management Dsct, Attn Environmental Resourc Regulation, P Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
3416 4680, but such comments or ques must be eed by 5 00 PM wlthn 2 days from the date of pubcaton
od furtherpublc notice wil be provided regarding this application A copy of the staff port must be quested in order to remain advised of further pA-eed-
ngs Appicaton status and asciated documents can 1also be otained by acceding the District webste w sfwmdgov and selecting the Appln -
lhon/Permit Search on toe ePermlting page Substantally affected persons are entledto request an admrnsttive hearing oregardling the proposed agency
ction by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report
316608 CGS 4/9/09


REQUEST MR QUOTATIONS
FELOA MSBU STORMWANXTER MER PLAN
RFQ NUMBER: 2009-19
OPENING DATE AND TIME: APRIL 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Hend County is ng n ng firms interested in ovdngproeona
S in nec wthe delo t of a Stormter Master Plan for te
Should h all seces avalable in-hou or maypropo mutple fis,
c have ond toeer to pr vars rqured dipl r ics in
older to offer a cmplee submelson All submittals(s Part I, Submission Re,
qu ents) r ved in rpon to this RF l e reed by a Cnty Ealua
to nn pr r -H1 to i b, ontis s s
Board of County Commis-ioners at the C E Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the
H Hd County outhou Copl, 25 E Hckp ee Anue, LaBelle, Flida by
Apl 23, 2009 at 2 00 p m, at which t all rpons to is request wil be re
NO0 200 ,0 1 0100t Z0 H0
or_ n th on" N

County Engnnng Department, oated at 99 E cboy Way LaBel, Florida
(for pk up) Pot Office BS 1670, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing added or by

NRis sllciat.o do not commit Hendry County B award any nltacts, to pao
any co inrre in the prepa ion of a repon to tiis Bld, or Dto na for
any se The Conty re the ght to reet any or all submittals re ed
I f a la. or e 0000 ofL 330 meD 30 0
as a resIt of ths sollOaon, or to ,ne in Nrt or Ln ,ts entrety Das Bid, f it is n
Hedry County Is an Equal Opportunity Employer, ly seks Mioty and DIS


HENDRY COUNTY


315404 CB/ 4/2,009,16/0

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA DEED
Chapter 197.512 orida Statutes
NOTICE IS1 HEREBY GIVEN THAT ANTONIO & COLE00 MARTINEZ
holder of the following rtficate, has filed said certfite for a tax deed to



3e i 0ud thereo The ortfi e num reaof n d0r0,0 o
property and the name in which It was assed are as follows,
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1368 2 001 11444 32 AOD 02110100 STELLA KEVENIDES EST
MONC.RA LAND AND CATTLE
INC
The North one-half of the No rthwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-
quarter of the Southeast one-q.uarter of the Southwe one-quarter of Sec-
tion 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendl Coun FlorIda Sub
ect to an easement or an aece road of the West 30 feet there AIl
nown as Lot 2837, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrerded SUIv-

Lel and except Gas, Oil and M-eral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to exslng easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendty, State of Florida,
Unless such certifite shall be redeemed a=rdng to law, the property de-
srlbed in such ertbficte will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks
M 2d Floor, Administration Wnmg, LaBielle, Florida, at 11:00
AM. on the Third Thursday in the month of April, which is the 16th
day o Apri, 2009
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
Barbaras Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendy C ounty, Fonda
313592 CGS 3/19,26;4/2,9/09

NOTICE OFAP2 1 A0 ION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LLC hoder of tre followng celfi-
Ite has filed sad ce1 a a tax dee to iss1 thereon, T-e cerifiate
numbe, year of issae, desnption of property and the inae in which it as
a1se0ed aLe as Clo
CERT NAME IN
NO YFAR DFECRIETION WHICH ASMFSSFD
1551 206 107 33030 11080060 JOSE DLOLRES REYES
EUTILLDES REYES %
AUANBUA CARRILLO
Lot 6 in Bloc B of WOODGAND SUBDDIVISON, aord"ng to the plat theeof as r,
codd in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 thru 2, Pubic = ds of Hend, County, Floda

/, and v t Gas, Ol and Minral ri nt ned bprior -n
60 to vP ceO men andPI. right owy o ofArerrd
All of sid prety --ng in the County of Hendr state of Forlda,

in euh owrthfote wil be sold to thR higes bi dderat he clerk'si ce2nd
Flr, Admnsttl Win0 LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. the Fif
Thursday e onth of April, which is the 30 day of April, 009
oae ols 11o day of Mah, 2ru009
Clerk of CI"cu" "rt
Hendy County, Do0eda
315388 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/09

NOC CE F0 APPo0 CAToON FOR TAX ODEEDO
Chapter 197.512 Floria Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LLC holder of the follo' ng "If"
te, has filed lad cercate fo a tax deed to b issued thereon The cerIuficate
nFIeS ar of i-ace, deOnpi n of ioperty ande th1 na1 e in hch it was




The South o hf of tt0e Northwest o ,qer of the Southwest or er of
44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, FlodaSUBECT to an segment for an
ac rad o the Wet 30 feet there AIs know. as Lot I1C2,. MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES, an unrorded sudiision,
Less and espt Gas, Odl and Mineral nghts not owned by prior owner
Sub]e to easing ea -ens and nght of ways of rerd
All of wad property bEng in the Coun. of Heidr, Slate of Florida
Unless such cer-ficate wGall be redeemed accrdir to law, the pretty decr.bed
in s'Eh certfiate .1 e told to the highest =oder at te C nks oraie, 2nd
Flor, Amlnistatol Wing, blle, Florida at 11:00 AM,, o the Fift
ouday n the mont of arll, which IS the 30th day of ApJ, 209.
Dated IS LUB day of Ma h, 2008.
SarOaa S B00ler
Clerk of CIrcui Court
Hendry County, Florida
3152B3 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/09


REQUEST FOR BIDS
PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES FOR
HENDRY COUNTY JAIL INMATES
BID NUMBER: 200-17
OPENING DATE AND TIME: APRIL 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

Hendry County, Flonda, for Pharmaceuticalo Seo ces for Hendry
Countai Imtes" rn order tobe onsidered, Bids usntrod
the Board of County ommssoners at the E Hall Bding (Clerks
ue, LaBelle Florda by ApIl 15, 2009 at 200o p at whch time all


A copy of thheInstruconsr and Bid Documents n be obtained from the
enry County Purchasing Deparent, located at 165 S Lee Street, La
Belle, Florida (for pick up., Post Oce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975
(maling address or by calng (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983 1585
This sllcmtlon does not commit Hendry County to award any controls,
pay an incurred in the preraon of a spon to tis Bid, or
contract r aw secs The Count res e the right to reet any or
all subm ils eced as a result of this socitation, or to ncel n part
o, in n enbrety this Bid, fit is the d in t ofthe CounOy to Foe
HeSd0 Coun3y o an Equal Oppou Celoyer and roug/Soko e Fere

HENRY COUNTY




NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY SOLID WASTE ADVISORY BOARD
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Sold Waste Advisory Board
wil hold a meeting Apri 16, 2009 at 6 00 pM, at the Specal DlstriS Of
fed 3300 Utity t ve LaBelle' Florida,
If a person decides to appeal an decision made by the Board with r Iect
to any matter dmsusseat suc meeting, he/she wll need a record ofPthe
proi.edIngs, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that
a verbati record of the proceedlngs i made, which record includes the
testimony and evldeni upon which the appeal s to be based
Hendry County Solid Waste Advsory Board
316A6 CB/CN 4/9/09



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Briefs cont.

Easter Egg Hunt
The Ortona Community Association is
sponsoring its annual children's egg hunt at
Larry Luckey Indian Mound Park on Hwy 78,
Saturday, April 11 beginning at noon. There
will be prizes for winners in different age cat-
egories. Kids and their parents will be treat-
ed to refreshments. All are welcome. For fur-
ther information, contact Marie Kussmann,
OCA Children's Program, at 863-675-3465.

Moore Haven Community
Churches announce Sunrise
Service
The April 12, Easter Sunrise Service will
held in Moore Haven at 7 a.m. at the Lone
Cypress Tree across from the Glades County
Public Library. Join your community as we
celebrate our Risen Lord. For your comfort,
bring a lawn chair and enjoy the joint church
service.

Annual Sausage and Pancake
breakfast
The Moore Haven Lions Club will hold its
32nd Annual Sausage and Pancake Break-
fast on Easter Sunday, April 12 at the Moore
Haven Schools Cafeteria. Serving will start


upon completion of the Easter Sunrise Ser-
vice about 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 8:45
a.m. Everyone is urged and invited to attend.
There is no charge; however donations are
encouraged with all receipts going to sup-
port the Ronald McDonald Houses.

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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and civic groups.
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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.,
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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


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


C- e uthe improvement of community environ-
Cleanup ment.
For more information about volunteering
Continued From Page 1 on April 18, call the county development de-
is the nation's largest volunteer-based action apartment at 863-946-1535.
and education organization that promotes Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
abolan@yahoo.com


Highwaymen Artist Al Black
Al Black, an original Highwaymen Artist, was visiting Glades and Hendry
Counties on March 30. He displayed his south Florida scenery oil paintings
at a roadside in LaBelle. Highwaymen Artists are well known for their art
which was created during the 1950's and 1960's. They sold them out of the
trunks of their cars along the highways. A book about Al Black and his art
will be out April 26. It is called "The Highwaymen Murals: Al Black's Concrete
Dreams" by Gary Monroe.


INi/Nena Bolan

Enjoying food and fellowship
The Church of Christ Defenders of the Faith held a women's conference April
4, and they invited husbands to a luncheon at Avenue C in Moore Haven.
Pastors Efren and Maria Cisneros mentioned that the community is invited to
visit every Saturday at 6 p.m. at Chalo Nitka Park in Moore Haven.


Glades County Democrat 23



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.

Native Plant Society
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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Continued From Page 1
ments begin May 11, and nation wide strict
enforcement begins May 18 through June
1. This coincides with Memorial Day week-


end. A survey done last year showed that the
percentage of local drivers using seat belts
was much lower than the national average
which was 83 percent.
Florida Highway Patrol reports that there
was a fatal traffic accident on C.R. 78, March
27. It happened south of Potato Farm Grade
Road about 3:52 p.m. and involved a Pon-


tiac van and an International tractor truck.
Stephen Stashko, 70, was traveling south
on C.R. 78 in the van and crossed the center
line. He collided with Richard McAninley, 58,
driver of the tractor truck. Two hundred and
fifty gallons of diesel fuel were spilled and a
fire erupted. Richard McAninley of Port Saint
Lucie received minor injuries. Stephen Stash-


ko of Fort Lauderdale died at the scene.
Sergeant Donald Watts, Glades County
Sheriff's Office, commented that he came to
the accident scene after the fire department
arrived. He had to park far away because the
heat from the fire was so extreme. The road
was closed for several hours.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
abolan@yahoo.com


GCSO responds to shots fired complaint


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

MOORE HAVEN -- According to an inves-
tigation report, Detective Sergeant Mike Pepi-
tone was contacted March 29 about 7 a.m.
by Sergeant Weikert who had responded to
a shots fired complaint at the southwest side
of Moore Haven.
Detective Sergeant Pepitone was advised
that a burglary victim had fired several warn-
ing shots when he confronted two suspects
stealing a dirt bike out of his barn. The two
suspects left in a silver four door car. The
victim and his son had pursued the suspects


and when confronted the suspects fled on
foot, leaving behind stolen vehicles.
Also according to the report, as Detective
Sergeant Pepitone was on his way to assist
Sergeant Weikert he also heard that Deputy
Sheriff Ermeri had stopped a Suburban with
three occupants at the intersection of River-
side Drive and North Avenue.
When Detective Sergeant Pepitone ar-
rived at the victim's residence he was in-
formed one of the vehicles left by the sus-
pects was a silver four door car, and that the
suspects were possibly from Belle Glade;
furthermore, Deputy Sheriff Ermeri was still
requesting assistance on Riverside Drive.
Detective Sergeant Pepitone went to Dep-


uty Sheriff Ermeri's location and was told the
three occupants advised that they had come
to Moore Haven to go fishing; however, they
did not have any fishing gear.
After speaking to each subject individu-
ally, the driver cooperated and said that a
friend named Mike called her and asked to
be picked up in Moore Haven, according to
the investigation report. Detective Sergeant
Pepitone was informed that the silver four
door car that was left by the suspects was
registered to Michael Jarvonirvin Key, 21, of
Belle Glade. Law enforcement officers were
informed that Mr. Key was accompanied
earlier in the day by Cartavious Jamale Chat-
man, 21, of Belle Glade. All three occupants


of the Suburban assisted law enforcement
and made statements.
On March 31, Detective Sergeant Pepi-
tone had the burglary victim look at photo
line ups and he was able to identify the al-
leged suspects Michael Jarvonirvin Key and
Cartavious Jamale Chatman. The victim's
son also viewed photo line ups and identi-
fied Michael Key. A third suspect was not
identified. On April 1, arrest warrants were
requested for Michael Key and Cartavious
Chatman. On April 2, Michael Key was ar-
rested in connection with the burglary and
his bond was set at $30,000.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
abolan@yahoo.com


FWC continues tracking


panthers across Southwest



Florida


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) stated Monday that
the program that tracks endangered Florida
panthers with GPS-equipped collars is intact,
despite cutbacks in state budgets.
"We are still tracking the panthers in
Southwest Florida," said Darrell Land of the
FWC's panther team. "And we're using the
GPS-equipped collars to give us information
about individual panther movements."
Land spent Monday morning flying all
over Southwest Florida and was able to track
12 panthers. Since Land joined the FWC's
panther team in 1985, monitoring from the
air has been a regular practice every Mon-
day, Wednesday and Friday.
"We can tell if an animal has moved,"
Land said. "And if they haven't, we can get
in there to determine if it's been injured or
giving birth to kittens."
The FWC uses two methods of tracking
panthers. The newer GPS equipment al-
lows tracking of the panther when biologists
can't get up in the plane at night or during
storms. The longevity of the GPS monitor is
limited, so panther trackers also use the old-
style VHF equipment. The older technology
is dependable for three or more years, but
its use requires a biologist to collect location
information from airplanes.
Travel restrictions on state agencies in
recent months have resulted in the FWC's
panther team cutting back on monitoring
panthers within Everglades National Park,
which requires overnight stays in hotels.


"We can monitor just fine within the area
of our home office in Naples without incur-
ring overnight travel costs," Land said. "We
felt this year it would be better to limit our
monitoring program to more local areas."
The range of the Florida panther has
been reduced to Southwest Florida, where
approximately 100 of the unique cats exist
today. The panthers' numbers declined to
approximately 30 cats by the early 1980s.
Work by FWC biologists has been success-
ful in bringing those numbers back up and
restoring the genetic health and vigor of the
panther population. Much of the funding
for panther research and monitoring comes
from fees collected when residents purchase
panther specialty license plates.
"Research by biologists includes field
studies on the panther to determine den-
ning habits and movement patterns," said
Kipp Frohlich, leader of the FWC's Imperiled
Species Management Section. "All of these
studies aid in the long-term survival and re-
covery of the Florida panther."
For more information on the Florida pan-
ther, go to MyFWC.com/panther/index.htm.
To report dead or injured panthers call the
Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922


SFWMD: Rainfall deficits



increasing again


After a brief respite, little
rain was seen over the last
week

West Palm Beach, FL In an effort to
keep the public informed about the dry
conditions gripping much of the state, the
South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) is issuing the following latest
conditions report.
After a few days of locally heavy pre-
cipitation concentrated on the Lower East
Coast, little rain was seen across South
Florida over the last week. Water levels
in the primary regional storage systems -
the Water Conservation Areas and Lake


Okeechobee are continuing to drop as
the days get longer and evaporation rates
increase.
While periodic rain is welcome, the
drought is not expected to be alleviated un-
til persistent rainfall arrives in the wet sea-
son, which typically starts in June. In the
meantime, water conservation remains the
best defense against drought conditions.
The SFWMD is closely monitoring water
levels and is urging residents and business
to conserve water and follow landscape
irrigation restrictions to stretch the public
supply. More information about limits by
area is available on the District's water re-
strictions Web site. For water saving tips,
visit www.savewaterfl.com.


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