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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Glades County Democrat
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven, Fla.
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Publication Date: August 27, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Vol. 83 No. 2

Glades at a
Glance


Lakeport Community
Association meeting
The Lakeport Community As-
sociation will meet on Tuesday,
Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at the community
center. Planning for the fall, fire-
wise, Sour Orange Festival will be
some of the topics for discussion.
All Lakeport residents are encour
age to attend and get your firewise
information for your protection.
Call 862-946-1222 for more infor-
mation.

Terriers youth football
The Moore Haven Mighty Ter-
riers youth football program is
currently accepting registrations
for boys aged 6-13. Practices have
started two weeks ago in Moore

See Briefs Page 24


Lake Level


14.03 feet
above sea level


Index


Classifieds 15
Public Forum 3
Sports 2
Schools 10
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009


Brighton church celebrates 50 years
The First Indian ......


Baptist Church held
a homecoming, Aug.
23
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

BRIGHTON The First Indian
Baptist Church of Brighton cel-
ebrated its 50bh anniversary last
Sunday. It was organized into a
church in 1959 with 40 charter
members. However, the seed for
the church was planted in 1938
when a mission was begun.
The homecoming day began
as usual with Sunday school
classes. Many people came by
to visit and extra chairs were
needed. The theme of classes
revolved around fellowship and
offering friendship to all people
in need, or to those who have
never known that God is the an-
swer.
The Bereavement Bluegrass
Band, Okeechobee, provided
comic relief with their rendition
of bluegrass gospel favorites like
"I'm Working on a Building" and
"Walking in Jerusalem". Their
hillbilly jokes were funny and
family friendly.
Many hymns were led by Rev.
Matthew Tiger and Emma Fish;
and sung in Creek and English.
Betty Luckey provided piano
music.
Memories from the past were
shared by members Martha
Jones and Mabel Haught. Mar-
tha Jones described the early
days of the church site when it
had a chickee for worship and a
chickee for cooking.
"God has blessed us way back
until now," said Mabel Haught.
The Rev. Bill Barnett of Semi-
See Church Page 24


iiNi/nena bolan
A homecoming was held Aug. 23 for the 50th anniversary of
First Indian Baptist Church in the Seminole community of
Brighton, Glades County.


INI/Nena Bolan
The First Indian Baptist Church was chartered in 1959 and
celebrated its 50th anniversary last Sunday. It is located in
Brighton, Glades County.


50 Plus tax


Two


charged


with tax


fraud
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES COUNTY Two own-
er/operators of C & R Motor Sports
Park LLC have been charged with
tax fraud, according to Norm
Meadows, criminal investigator
with Department of the Treasury's
Internal Revenue Service.
Part-owner, David W Rice of
Alva, Florida, allegedly submitted
tax returns that did not show the
significantly larger income which
was gained during the time frame
of 2005-2008. The unreported in-
come was converted to the use of
Mr. Rice and was diverted to vari-
ous bank accounts, according to
Mr. Meadows.
Tamara R. Cotner of Lee County,
is the wife of part-owner Frederick
T. Cotner. Tamara Cotner handled
the bookkeeping functions for C
& R and was responsible for re-
cording the income and expenses
for each event as well as handling
cash collected at the gate during
events. She was a registered agent
for the business.
According to the district court,
Ms. Cotner allegedly prepared
documents that did not reflect the
actual income gained; and she al-
legedly knew amounts were false.
C & R Motor Sports Park is lo-
cated north of Palmdale on US 27.
See Fraud Page 24


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Kickoff Classic football games this weekend


Four area teams play
tomorrow night; Glades
Central goes to Miami on
Saturday

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
SOUTH LAKE REGION Are you ready
for some football?
That's quite possibly a no-brainer for just
about anyone who lives in the area.
With the 2009 Kickoff Classic games
coming tomorrow night (Aug. 28) and Sat-
urday night (Aug. 29), it should make for an
entertaining, if not exhilarating, weekend.
Over in Glades County, the Moore Haven
Terriers will be at home tomorrow night
against Coral Springs Christian, with the
scheduled kickoff to be at 7 p.m.
The Clewiston Tigers, meanwhile, will be
traveling to Stuart on Friday night, with a road
game against Class 5A power South Fork.
South Fork lost in the Class 5A regional
semifinals last year to eventual state and na-
tional champion St. Thomas Aquinas.
It goes without saying that Clewiston will
have to play its best in order to come away
victorious on the road.
The Clewiston-South Fork game is slated
for 7 p.m. Friday night.
As for the Glades Day Gators, they will be
on the road tomorrow night against John


INI/Naji Tobias
Glades Day's Kelvin Taylor is expecting to have a big running game against
John Carroll tomorrow night (Aug. 28)


Carroll, a team that moved down from Class
2B to Class IA this year.
It should be a contest easily won by
Glades Day, but anything can happen. The
Glades Day-John Carroll game is scheduled
for 7 p.m.


The Pahokee Blue Devils will be playing
themselves tomorrow night at the newly
christened Anquan Boldin Sports Complex
in Pahokee.
That contest is actually called the Blue-
White scrimmage game, with players such


as wideouts De'Joshua Johnson and Chris
Dunkley likely squaring off against defensive
backs Raheam Buxton and Merill Noel.
It could be one of the matchups to look
out for in the Pahokee lights on Friday.
The week's best contest goes to the
Glades Central Raiders, as they will be trav-
eling to Miami in a Saturday night matchup
with Class 6A team Carol City (Miami).
With the game set to be played at Traz
Powell Stadium Glades Central last ap-
peared there two years ago in a 35-21 spring
game loss to Northwestern (Miami) it
should be a fully packed venue, with many
fans from both teams expected to show up.
That game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
None of these games will count on the
teams' records, as regular season play be-
gins next Frday (Sep. 4).
Notes: Coming next week will be the
team previews from Moore Haven, Clewis-
ton, Glades Central, Glades Day and Paho-
kee.
Also, the first-ever Hot 25 Super Seniors
list will be released.
In addition, results from all of the kickoff
games will be highlighted.
Here's hoping that fans can sit back and
enjoy the 2009 high school football season.
Staff Writer Naji Tbbias can be reached at nto-
bias@newszap.com.


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technology. It's stocked with modern equipment and packed with up-to-date
procedures.
All of which are important.
But even more important are the people who will provide round-the-
clock care-the nurses, nursing assistants, and others on the front lines. So
we've staffed our new hospital with people equipped with understanding,
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It's as good as it gets in health care-and you'll get it
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Letter to the editor

Thank you
On July 19, 2009, the Dixie Sons Motorcy-
cle Club sponsored a Porker Run and Benefit
for my brother Dave, a cancer survivor.
The Poker Run started at Moore Haven
Choppers with stops at The Hideaway and
The Bar in Lake Placid, the Iron Eagle in
Okeechobee and The Aruba Cafe and Tiki
Bar in Lake Port, with the final stop at Moore
Haven Choppers.
The Benefit, which was held behind
Moore Haven Choppers, included BBQ and


Local Weather


sides, live music, auctions and a 50/50 raf-
fle.
With cash donations from local business-
es like Everglades Realty, Brain Sullivan Con-
struction, Blue Trailer Grille, Ogletree Enter-
prises, Ahern's PB, Double E Lawn Service,
Moore Haven Choppers, and the support of
the people from our community and the sur-
rounding area, it was a great success (even
with the rain).
I want to personally thank everyone who
participated in this event, the people who


sponsored it and, most of all, the members
of the Dixie Sons Motor Cycle Club and their
families for all of their hard work in sponsor-
ing this great benefit.
It shows what our little community can
do by caring for each other in hard times.
Sincerely,
Larry Palladino (President)
Dixie Sons
Motor Cycle Club
Moore Haven, Fla.


Clubs and organizations


GC Youth Livestock Show

meeting
Glades CountyYouth Livestock Show, Inc.
will be having their first mandatory meeting
on Monday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. in the Doyle
Conner Building.
This meeting is for anyone who wants
to show an animal in the 2010 Youth Live-
stock Show. All youth must have at least one
parent or guardian accompany them to this
meeting.
If you have any further questions you can
call 863-946-0244.

Looking to earn a second

income or extra dollars?
The Clewiston News, The Sun, and
Glades County Democrat have a unique
opportunity for individuals who enjoy their
community and who have an interest in rep-
resenting their local paper as independent


advertising sales representatives.
Ideal for those looking for a second in-
come with contacts in our community and
with an interest in sales and marketing.
Please contact either Judy Kasten by email at
jkasten@strato.net or by phone at 863-763-
3134 or Tom Byrd at flpublisher@newszap.
com or 727-919-6161.

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

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at 2002
S.R. 78 W in Buckhead Ridge.
For information, call 863-467-2882. Post
opens at noon, Monday through Sunday.


We are taking applications for new mem-
bers for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Male
Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS ladies aux-
iliary.
*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 is 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.


General News and Information


Free services help elders


they will be available in those areas.


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Weather Forecast for Glades County
from the National Weather Service.
Moore Haven and
surrounding areas:
Thursday: Scattered
i. ... and thunderstorms.
cloudy, with a high
..- .. Calm wind becom-
,. ,"heast between 5 and
8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night: Iso-
1.Hl-1 -howers and thunder-
.... Partly cloudy, with
,I.. round 73. East wind
swulid 5 mph becoming
calm. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Extended Forecast
.-q j FridaN: A 50 percent
S..... showers and thun-
.I. .... Partly cloudy,
S.11. i.gh near 92. Calm
wind Decoming southeast
between 4 and 7 mph.
SFriday Night: A 20 per-
.... i .... showers and
.,. .,-, ...,. Partly cloudy,
,ill, 1 t,,und 74. Light
east wind.
Saturday: A 40 percent
I .. I showers and thun-
,, .... Partly cloudy,
................. h gh near 92. Calm
wino becoming southeast
around 6 mph.
od Saturday Night: A 20
... 1i chance of showers
i, .! itunderstorms. Partly
*..,,.1 with a low around
.4.
Sunday: A 40 percent
.i .,.. i showers and thun-
,- ... Partly cloudy,
,., I. 11 near 92.
SSunday Night: A 20 per-
... 1 i,,,. 1 I-owers and
I.,,,,, ,r I .rtlycloudy,
,,i i *,..,,, i 74 .
Monday: A 40 percent
i .... showers and thun-
., ..... Partly cloudy,
,., II near 92.


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Preparing to go back to school with Diabetes


Back to school can be stressful for ev
eryone, but for children living with diabe-
tes, preparing to go back to school is much
more complicated.
It often involves parents, teachers, ad-
ministration, school nurses, cafeteria staff
and coaches teaming up to ensure the child
remains healthy.
Proper diabetes management, especially
important for children, requires a large time
commitment and significant understanding
of the disease from diabetic children and
from the people they spend time with every
day.
Marc Wolf RPh, founder and CEO of Dia-
betic Care Services, a leading mail order pro-
vider of diabetic supplies and prescriptions,
offers some tips for parents to help their
children return to school when diabetes is
a factor.
Tips for Managing Diabetes at
School
Before school begins, schedule a meet-
ing with your child's teacher, administrator,
school nurse and cafeteria staff to discuss his
or her personal diabetes management plan.

Bring written copies of the plan to leave
with each person who may be responsible


for your child. It should include information
on your child's medication, including when
it should be taken, proper dosage, proper
technique for administering the medication,
who should administer medication (your
child, the school nurse, or another designat-
ed staff member) and the reasons why your
child takes it, as well as who to contact and
what actions to take in case of emergency,
how to recognize warning signs of high and
low blood sugar, and a nutrition plan for
both regular meals and snacks.

Review the personal diabetes manage-
ment plan with your child.

If he or she is old enough, your child
will be able to manage most testing and
medication independently, but should also
know who he or she can turn to when help
is needed.

For younger children, explain that an-
other person will be taking over the tasks
their mom or dad might usually perform
while at school.

Seek feedback from your child daily to
ensure he or she feels comfortable with the
situation and to assess how he or she feels
throughout the day.


Pack healthy snacks for your child to
battle sudden low blood sugar, and ensure
school staff will allow your child to access
these snacks when needed.

Ask the school nurse to store extra test-
ing supplies and medications as back up.

Teach your child not to share snacks or
trade food items with other students while
at lunch.

Establish a routine for your child right
away so he or she adapts habits for eating,
testing and taking medication at the same
time each day whether in school, at prac-
tice or at home after school. Most impor-
tantly, ensure your child goes to bed on time
with no distractions to prevent them from
falling asleep.

It is normal for parents to feel stressed
when children head back to school, but it is
important to remain as calm as possible so
that your child also feels relaxed. High stress
levels can cause spikes in blood glucose lev
els due to adrenaline released by the body.

Encourage your child to be an active
participant in physical education class and


even to join an athletic team. Just be sure
to meet with coaches in advance to discuss
your child's personal diabetes management
plan.
Ask your child's teacher to invite a dia-
betes educator to speak with the class. The
local diabetes association can provide re-
sources for locating an educator, who can
explain the basics of diabetes to your child's
classmates (i.e. that it is not contagious) and
answer any questions they might have. Your
child will feel more comfortable managing
diabetes while at school if he or she isn't
greeted with questions or stares.
Make sure your child wears a diabetic
ID bracelet or necklace at all times. Bracelets
are inexpensive and can be purchased on-
line at www.diabeticcareservices.com.
About Diabetic Care Services
Diabetic Care Services, headquartered in Cleve-
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durable medical equipment suppliers dedicated
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medications for patients with diabetes. For both
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24/7 personalized customer service and free
doorstep delivery on more than a 1,000 brand
name diabetes supplies and prescription medi-
cations. For more information, call 800.633.7167
or visit www.DiabeticareServices.com.


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Glades General Hospital to be sold


West Palm Beach, FL The Health Care
District of Palm Beach County today an-
nounced that the Glades General Hospital
property in Belle Glade, Florida, will be sold
to the highest bidder after the staff, medical
equipment, and services are transitioned to
Lakeside Medical Center, the replacement
hospital that is on schedule to open in mid-
October, 2009.
Glades General is situated on approxi-
mately 13.5 acres of land fronting Main Street,
the main thoroughfare in Belle Glade.
The property is also adjacent to farmland
in the rear.
The primary hospital building on the site
was opened in 1965.
The District today posted the Invitation to
Bid at www.hcdpbc.org.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting is sched-
uled to be held on September 9, 2:30 p.m.
to 4 p.m., in the Cafeteria at Glades General,
which is located at 1201 South Main Street
in Belle Glade.
The Health Care District anticipates mak-
ing a decision within 30 to 60 days from the
receipt of bids.
The property is anticipated to be con-
veyed in 2010.
In 2004 the Health Care District acquired
Glades General, a 73-bed acute care hos-
pital that has served the western Palm
Beach County communities bordering Lake
Okeechobee for six decades.
The District invested more than $3.5 in


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As volunteer, you'll enjoy many rewards:
you'll feel a sense of accomplishment, learn
new skills, meet new people, make new
friends and make an invaluable contribution
to your community. What's more, the hours
are flexible; you can choose your schedule.
Whether you're in our area during the win
ter months, or you make Hendry County
your year-round home, we welcome your
membership.
While most of their time is spent in the
gift shop, the HRMC Auxiliary provides as-
sistance in other departments as well. Al-
though they do not receive a salary, it's not
because these men and women are worth-
less, but because they are PRICELESS. The
Auxiliary uses its proceeds from the gift shop
to make purchases for the hospital. If you're
interested in joining this caring team, the
HRMC Auxiliary could use your help. You
can receive an application by accessing the
hospital website: www.hendryregional.org,
by stopping by the gift shop, or by calling
Sheila Whitt, Auxiliary president at 863-902-
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With Lakeside Medical Center opening in short time, officials with the Health
Care District of Palm Beach County will be selling the Glades General Hospital
property.


technology and infrastructure repairs.
Ultimately, the District decided to con-
struct a 70-bed replacement hospital on a
50-acre medical campus at the intersection
of US 441 and State Road 80.
On track to open in mid-October, Lake-
side Medical Center will offer modern tech-
nology and all private patient rooms.
"We're entering a very exciting time,"
states Dwight D. Chenette, MBA, MPH, the
Chief Executive Officer of the Health Care
District of Palm Beach County.
"We're looking forward to a new facility
and it's time that we market Glades General
Hospital's building and property for alterna-


tive uses."
For more information on the Invitation to
Bid, visit www.hcdpbc.org.
About the Health Care District:
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County
provides health coverage programs for unin-
sured residents, a nationally recognized Trauma
System, nurses staffed in more than 170 public
schools, a pharmacy, a long-term skilled nurs-
ing and rehabilitation center, and acute care
hospital services at Glades General Hospital, the
county's only public hospital, serving the rural
western Palm Beach County communities along
the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee.
Glades General will be replaced by Lakeside
Medical Center when the new hospital opens
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Belle Glade Despite the economy, the
Glades Healthcare Foundation's mission to
raise funds for the new Lakeside Medical
Center has been a huge success. The addi-
tion of a $360,000 donation from the Sugar
Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida draws
the campaign even closer to its $1.5 million
matching challenge grant from The Kresge
Foundation and guarantees the hospital's
opening this fall.
The Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative gift
will provide a waiting room outside the ER,
as well as one of the 70-bed, private patient
rooms. The donation joins recent gifts from
the Hill Foundation ($250,000), the Rooney
Family and Palm Beach Kennel Club gift
($50,000) and the Workforce Alliance gift of
$25,000 for nurse training.
Lakeside Medical Center, Palm Beach
County's only public hospital, will replace
the current Glades General Hospital which
opened in the 1940's.
About the Sugar Cane Growers Cooper-
ate of Florida:
The Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of
Florida is a 54 grower member organization
where each member, no matter the size of
the farm, has an equal vote in all decisions.
Membership in the Cooperative provides the
farmer the resources, technical and regula-
tory support, marketing and legal services
usually affordable by only the largest farm-
ing operations. The Cooperative has made
it possible for family farmers to stay at the
leading edge of technology; make use of the
latest advancements in science to protect


and preserve the environment; and provide
economic stability and viability to an increas-
ingly complex business.
Glades Healthcare Foundation is lead-
ing the fund raising campaign for the new
70-bed, $67 million community hospital in
the Glades that will serve more than 40,000
residents. Thanks to a commitment of $53
million from the Health Care District of
Palm Beach County, and the generosity of
individuals and organizations, the campaign
has reached 89% of its goal. Lakeside Medi-
cal Center is scheduled to open in late 2009.
Recently, the Foundation received a $1.5
million matching challenge grant from The
Kresge Foundation to help reach the cam-


paign goal. For more information about the
campaign, please visit www.gladeshealth-
care.org or call 561-833-8999.
About Glades Healthcare Foundation
Glades Healthcare Foundation was created in
2006 to support healthcare initiatives in western
Palm Beach County. Its primary focus is to lead
a $73 million fund raising campaign for the new
Lakeside Medical Center by engaging individual
donors and organizations to contribute to
the project. Helping to build the new regional
hospital, the cornerstone to the new medical
campus, is just the beginning for Glades Health-
care Foundation. Through collaboration and
support of healthcare partners in the area, the
foundation will help advance the health of the
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Hendry Regional Medical Center explains fever in kids


If you're a parent, you've probably experi-
enced this scenario: You wake up in the mid-
dle of the night to find your child flushed, hot
and sweaty. Your little one's forehead feels
warm.
You immediately suspect a fever, but are
unsure of what to do next. Should you get
out the thermometer or call the emergency
room?
In healthy kids, typically, fevers don't in-
dicate anything serious. Although it can be
frightening when your child's temperature
rises, on the average, a fever causes no harm
and can sometimes be a good thing it's of-
ten the body's way of fighting infections -
both bacterial and viral.
Fever occurs when the body's internal
thermostat raises the body temperature
above its normal level. A normal tempera-
ture is about 98.6 F, when taken orally (by
mouth). Temperatures taken rectally (by
rectum) usually run one degree higher than
those taken orally.
What causes fever?
It's important to remember that fever by
itself is not an illness. It's usually a symptom
of an underlying problem. Fever has several
potential causes:
Infection: Most fevers are caused by
infection or other illnesses. Fever helps the
body fight infections by stimulating natural
defense mechanisms.
Overdressing: Infants, especially new-
borns, may get fevers if they're over-bundled
or in a hot environment because they don't
regulate their body temperature as well as
older children. However, because fevers in
newborns can indicate serious infections,
even infants who are overdressed must be
evaluated by a doctor if they have a fever.
Immunizations: Babies and children
sometimes get low-grade fevers after getting
vaccinated.
Teething Although teething may
cause a slight rise in body temperature, it's
probably not the cause if a child's tempera-
ture is higher than 100 F.
When can a fever be a sign of
something serious?
In the past, doctors advised treating a fe-
ver on the basis of temperature alone. Now,
however, they recommend considering both


the temperature and the child's overall con-
dition.
Kids whose temperatures are lower than
102 F often don't require medication, unless
they're uncomfortable. There's one impor-
tant exception to this rule: If you have an
infant 3 months or younger with a rectal
temperature of 100.4 F or higher, call your
doctor or go to the emergency room imme-
diately. Even a slight fever can be a sign of
a potentially serious infection in very young
infants.
If you child is between 3 months and 3
years old and has a fever of 102.2 F or high-
er, call a physician to see if your child needs
to be seen. For older children, take behavior
and activity levels into consideration. Your
child is probably NOT serious if he/she:
Is still interested in playing,
is eating and drinking well,
is alert and smiling,
has normal skin color,
looks well when temperature comes
down.
Don't worry too much if your child has a
fever, but doesn't want to eat. This is com-
mon with infections that cause fever. More
importantly, make certain your child drinks
and urinates normally.
How can I know if my child has
a fever?
Sometimes a gentle kiss on the forehead
or a hand placed lightly on your child's skin
is often enough to give you a hint that your
child has a fever. The most reliable method
is using a thermometer. Your child has a fe-
ver if his/her temperature is at or above one
of these levels: 100.4 F measured rectally;
99.5 F measured orally; or 99 F measured
under the arm.
Because fevers may rise and fall, a child
with fever might experience chills, as the
body tries to generate additional heat and as
its temperature begins to rise. The child may
sweat as the body releases extra heat when
the temperature begins to drop.
Sometimes kids with fever breathe faster
than usual and may have a higher heart rate.
You should call the doctor if your child is
having difficulty breathing, is breathing fast-
er than normal, or continues to breathe fast
after the fever comes down.
Helping your child to feel


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What should you do if your child gets
a fever?

better
Here are ways to alleviate symptoms that
accompany a fever, which makes your child
feels uncomfortable or fussy:
Give acetaminophen or ibuprofen,
based on the package recommendation for
age or weight. If you don't know the recom-
mended dosage, or if your child is younger
than two years, call the doctor to find out
how much to give. Remember that fever
medication will usually temporarily bring a
temperature down, but it will not return it
to normal and it won't treat the underly-
ing reason for the fever. NEVER give aspirin
to a child, due to its association with Reye
syndrome, a rare and potentially fatal dis-
ease. Infants who are under two months
old should not be given medication for fever
without being evaluated by a doctor. If your
child has any medical problems, check with
a physician to see which medication is best
to use.
Giving a sponge bath can make your
child more comfortable and help bring the
fever down. Use only lukewarm water; cool


water may cause shivering, which actually
raises the body temperature. NEVER use
alcohol (it can cause poisoning when ab-
sorbed through the skin). NEVER use ice
packs/cold baths (they can cause chills that
may raise body temperature).
Dress your child in lightweight cloth-
ing and cover with a light sheet or blanket.
Overdressing and over-bundling can prevent
body heat from escaping and can cause a
temperature to rise.
Offer plenty of fluids to avoid dehydra-
tion a fever will cause a child to lose fluids
more rapidly.
If your child is also vomiting and/or has
diarrhea, ask the doctor if you should give
an electrolyte (rehydration) solution made
especially for kids.
If your child wants to eat let him/her,
but don't force eating.

When to call a doctor
The exact temperature that should trigger
a call to the doctor depends on the age of the
child, the illness, and whether the child has
other symptoms associated with the fever.
Call a doctor if you have:
An infant younger than 3 months with a
temperature of 100.4 F or higher.
An older child with a temperature high-
er than 102.2 F.
Call a doctor if an older child has a fever
of less than 102.2 F but also:
Refuses fluids or seems too ill to drink
adequately,
has persistent diarrhea or repeated
vomiting,
has any sign of dehydration (urinating
less than usual, not having tears when cry-
ing, less alert, and less active than usual)
has a specific complaint (sore throat
earache, etc.)
still has a fever after 24 hours in kids
(younger than 2 years) or 72 hours (in kids 2
years or older).
Trust your instinct if you suspect your
child is sick you're probably right. You
know your child better than anyone.


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A Walk in the Past: The m



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By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The wind began to blow, creating fester-
ing dust storms, which evolved into towering
clouds of dirt that turned the horizon black.
The dark, floating mass moved across the
dry, abandoned fields like a giant creature,
hissing and roaring as it slithered along the
thirsty land's cracked and parched soil.
Gaunt onlookers sought shelter in their
cabins and watched with stricken eyes as
the bellowing, blackened behemoth moved
across the brown and withered landscape
before engulfing their world in darkness.
Small granules of sand and fine dirt
poured through the cracks of the cabins like
water, filling them with dust that clogged
the occupant's eyes and mouth with one of
Mother Nature's most precious gifts Top-
soil.
The droughts (Dust Bowl) that struck the
west in the 1930s uprooted thousands of
people, who fled drought stricken states like
Oklahoma in their search for jobs and food.
A drought in the 1820s, brought the same
destruction to the Seminole Nation in Flor-
ida.
It is time to take a "Walk in The Past" and
read about the Seminole Indian Reservation
in ole Florida.
Southern settlers had long been covet-
ing Florida, so jubilee spread across Georgia
when the United States officially took pos-
session of Florida in 1821.
Georgia settlers began moving into Flor-
ida and soon conflict with the Seminoles
over land ownership, black slaves and free
ranging cattle spread like a wildfire across
the Florida frontier.
The United States was on a collision
course with the Seminole Nation and saw
but one resolution to its Indian problem: Re-
move the Indians from Florida or place them
in a restricted area.
The U.S. government considered relocat-
ing the Seminoles to Creek lands in Alabama
and Georgia, but the settlers didn't want an-
other Indian problem.
The Seminoles weren't happy about hav-
ing Creeks as neighbors, so Alabama and
Georgia were ruled out.
Lands west of the Mississippi River were
also considered, but dropped because the
United States knew little about that region.
Reservations in Florida became the final
solution for the Seminole Nation. Govern-
ment appointed officials were given the task
to arrange a meeting with the Seminoles
and establish the reservations.
The Seminoles and Americans meet five
miles from St. Augustine on the banks of
Moultrie Creek.
Approximately 425 Indians attended the
meeting and negotiations lasted two weeks
before the Treaty of Moultrie Creek was
signed.
The Indians gave up all ownership to
lands in Florida except for reservation lands
stipulated in the treaty.
A new reservation was established for
the Indians that started just north of Ocala


and ended south of Peace River.
An amendment was later added to the
treaty, which gave several resilient chiefs
permission to continue living in their villages
(small reservations) along the Apalachicola
River.
The Seminole Nation gave up approxi-
mately 24 million acres in exchange for
roughly five million acres of reservation
land.
It was indeed a poor business deal for
the Seminoles, but a necessary one, if the
Seminoles wished to live in peace with the
whites.
The treaty was quote "negotiated," be-
tween two parties, the Seminole Nation and
the United States.
In truth, it was a non-negotiable plan,
willed and dictated by the stronger party, the
United States.
The Seminoles never wished to leave
their homelands or cede them to a foreign
power.
Their signatures at Moultrie Creek were
the written, diplomatic responses of an in-
timidated, weaker nation, which was subju-
gated by the demands of a more powerful
nation.
The United States officials had secured
an official treaty document, signed and dot-
ted from the Seminoles, bequeathing Indian
lands to the United States.
Now the government officials were faced
with another challenge: How were they go-
ing to persuade or force the Seminoles to
relocate to the new reservation?
Simply put, the Seminoles were never
happy about ceding their lands or relocating
and for a better word, lacked enthusiasm.
Florida Governor DuVal, was also the ap-
pointed superintendent of Indian Affairs.
The responsibility to organize the Semi-
nole's move to the reservations was given to
him.
So he traveled throughout the Seminole
Nation, urging the Seminoles to make prep-
arations for the move.
However, it didn't take DuVal long to
come to the conclusion that the Indians
weren't going anywhere, until a show of
military force was used to persuade them.
The Indians disparity continued to wors-
en, causing the Seminoles to become so dis-
gruntled that war seemed inevitable.
The United States government had recog-
nized Seminole chief, Neamathla as the offi-
cial spokesperson for the Seminole Nation.
It was hoped that he would support
the treaty and encourage the Seminoles to
move.
Neamathla spoke out against the treaty
and soon had a large following of angry
Seminoles.
One day DuVal heard that a large group
of Indians had gathered at Neamathla's vil-
lage.
He quickly rode to the village with only an
interrupter and confronted a hostile crowd
of three hundred.
DuVall was once a frontiersman in the


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wilds of Kentucky, where he had spent years
commercially hunting.
His life on the frontier had hardened and
shaped him for the angry crowd he now
stoically faced.
In a stern voice, he told the assembled
warriors that they must meet him at St.
Marks on July 26, 1824, to resolve reserva-
tion issues or be destroyed by the armies of
the United States.
His fearlessness and bold accusations
probably saved his life, since the Indians re-
spected bravery.
Neamathla arrived in St. Marks at the ap-
pointed time with six hundred Indians.
DuVal had prepared for their arrival with
an assembled army as a show of force.
He dismissed Neamathla as the chief
representative of the Seminole Nation and
replaced him with John Hicks (Tuckose
Emathla).
John Hicks was more cooperative with
the Americans and helped maintain peace
during the stressful, relocation period.
Moving the quieted Seminoles to their
new reservation land would still be a hercu-
lean task for DuVal.
The season was already too far advanced
for the Indians to move and contracts for
beef, corn, pork, flour, etc had not been ad-
vertised and completed.
Arrangements for tools and stock were
also pending, while Indian crops waited to
be harvested.
Many logistical problems still needed to
be addressed: How many Indians living in
Florida were entitled to the assistance prom-
ised by the Treaty of Moultrie Creek?
Distribution points for these supplies
were limited to two places, the St. Johns Riv-
er and Tampa Bay, so how could qualified
Indians living in a 300 mile radius receive
these supplies?
There also weren't enough horses avail-
able to transport the Indians and their pro-
cessions to the reservation.
The surmounting problems for relocating
the Seminoles were never ending and DuVal
had his hands full.
Ironically, the Seminole Nation at times
had internal issues that DuVal had to ref-
eree.
Most Seminoles descended from the
Creeks, a name thought to have originated
from the English.
The English and later Americans applied
the name to most Indians living in the South-
east, regardless of their culture and nation.
Most of the Indians in the Creek Confed-
eracy spoke either Muskogee (largest group)
or Hitchiti.
The Hitchiti Indians were already settled
in the Southeast when the Muskogee speak-
ing Indians arrived and conquered them.
Over time, the Muskogee, Hitchitis and
other Indian nations formed alliances, which
eventually became known as the Creek Con-
federacy.
The Hithiti speaking "Creeks" are thought
to be some of the first Indians from the Creek
Confederacy to settle in La Florida.
Spanish and English records indicate that
Hitchiti speaking Indians (Mikasuki) estab-
lished Florida settlements as early as 1750.


Muskogee speaking Indians from the Creek
Confederacy are thought to have come later,
but in greater numbers.
The English took possession of Florida in
1763, and held it until 1783.
The English left a legacy during their 20
years in Florida that still lives on today.
They started calling the various Indian
nations in Florida, "Seminoles," a name the
Americans continued to use after they pur-
chased Florida.
Hitchiti and Muskogee cultural differ-
ences created problems in the Creek Con-
federacy.
These cultural differences persisted even
after various groups from both nations
moved into La Florida and became known
as Seminoles.
So DuVal dealt not only with trying to
keep peace among whites and Seminoles,
but also among the different Indian cultures
in the Seminole Nation.
At one point two Indian towns were
fighting each other, using knives and clubs
and DuVal had to call in troops.
In 1824, the Seminole nation started mov-
ing onto the new reservation.
The uprooted Indians were forced to rely
heavily on government assistance until fields
were cleared, planted and harvested on the
reservation lands.
The Indians complained that the new
lands weren't productive and couldn't sus-
tain them.
DuVal personally rode the new reserva-
tion lands to verify their reports.
He found the land to be poor and re-
quested additional lands for the Indians.
The new reservation was increased 15%,
to include an area known as Big Swamp.
It was unfortunate that the additional fer-
tile lands failed to resolve the food shortages
for the Seminoles.
A severe drought had descended on the
Southeast and created havoc for both settler
and Indian.
The Seminoles were hit harder by the
drought because they couldn't relocate be-
yond the boundaries of the reservation.
The government allotments weren't suf
ficient to sustain the Seminoles Indians, who
were now confined to the drought stricken
reservation.
Governor DuVal and Indian agent Gad
Humphreys requested additional funds for
the Seminole's plight, but Washington's bu-
reaucratic wheels moved slow, too slow.
Starving Indians began to die and many
left the reservation in search of food.
They raided white settlements, stealing
cattle, pigs and farm products, which stirred
resentment and violence between the Semi-
noles and whites.
I hope you have enjoyed this story.
Please contact the Clewiston Museum
if you have questions, artifacts, pictures, or
a "Whale of a Tale" that you would like to
share.
The Museum's hoursare Mondaythrough
Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The museum provides an interesting fos-
sil display of prehistoric animals that once
roamed the Glades thousands of years ago
and artifacts that reflect the heritage of
Clewiston. Its theater has a 65-seat capac-
ity and presents movies on the history of
Clewiston, sugar cane harvesting, and the
orange industry. Come by and enjoy a 45-
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10 Glades County Democrat Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 27, 2009



Review of August 11 county commissioners meeting


By Donna Storter Long
Editor's Note: These agenda notes
are not verbatim and were prepared
by Donna Storter Long who is solely
responsible for their content.

In attendance: Commissioners K. S.
"Butch" Jones District 1, Donna Storter Long
District 2, Paul Beck District 3, Russell Echols
District 4 (Chair), (absent was R. L. "Bob"
Giesler District 5) County Attorney Richard
Pringle, County Manager Wendell Taylor,
Deputy County Manager Public Safety Di-
rector Bob Jones, Deputy County Manager
Community Development Director Larry
Hilton, Road Superintendent Avant Brown,
Emergency Management Director Angie
Snow and Finance Clerk Brenda Choban.


PRESENTATIONS / AWARDS
Photo Op: Smokey The Bear was pho-
tographed with County Commissioners and
Ranger Luis Aguilar (a/k/a Buckets the Fire
Prevention Clown) in honor of the 65th an-
niversary of the creation of icon Smokey
Bear.


PUBLIC HEARINGS
Preliminary Plat Haven Homes (Hilton)
BoCC approved preliminary plat for devel-
opment of 4.51 acres behind First Bank of
Clewiston on the south side of U.S. 27 with
20 residential lots. The property is zoned
PUD and will have paved access road off
West Ave which intersects with U.S. 27. Fi-
nal plat approval is expected to include fire
hydrants at each end of the entrances.


BUSINESS AGENDA
Appoint: Larry Hilton as Negotiator/
POC for Inland Port Talks (Taylor) BoCC Ap-
pointed Deputy County Manager Commu-
nity Development Director Larry Hilton to
represent Glades County as point-of-contact
and negotiator "at the table" for discussions
with FDOT and other South Florida Inter-
modal Logistics Center [SFILC] (commonly
referred to as "inland port") stakeholders.
The first of the discussion meetings,


which will be scheduled for at least the next
six months, will be held Thursday August
13 at 1 p.m. on the campus of Palm Beach
Community college in Belle Glade. Mr. Hil-
ton will report to the BoCC on status of dis-
cussions.
Adopt Standard Operating Guidelines
(SOGs) for Fire-Rescue Departments (Bob
Jones) BoCC approved revised draft of SOG
and gave consensus for Deputy County
Manager Public Safety Director Bob Jones
to continue the direction he has started for
achieving compliance with state mandates
that all firefighters be trained and certified as
Fire Fighter 1.
Jones stated that some Glades Public
Safety Dept staff have qualified to teach the
238-hour course "in-house" for the conve-
nience of local volunteers. Professional and
volunteer fire fighters must first pass a state
required physical examination, to provide
which Jones will work with a local physi-
cian.
Jones is preparing now to start Phase I
of the course for October-November, then
start Phase II by January, to be completed
in April 2010.
Upon satisfactory completion of the
course, the firefighters must then pass state
exams. Jones stated our Volunteers had
done a great job for years, but we must
comply with state certification mandates to
protect our firefighters and to avoid liability,
penalties, or even lawsuits, noting that time
have changed and education has changed.

Adopt Resolution SHIP Local Housing
Assistance Plan Amendment
BoCC approved resolution modifying
strategy language as approved by Florida
Housing Finance Corporation that requires
all participants, regardless of income to re-
pay, after 18 months, funding provided in
the Florida Homebuyer's Program.
Library Budget Commissioner Storter
appealed to the Board to consider Glades
County Librarian Mary Booher's budget ap-
peal to increase county funding by $30,000
in light of the state aid deficit. Storter stated
the library is the cultural center of Moore Ha-
ven as well as the primary source for infor-
mation and entertainment with educational
resources as well as providing free internet
access.
She said the library is utilized by many


citizens and visitors, including children.
She said Mrs. Booher has notified civic
groups that currently use the library's confer-
ence room "for free" that the Library Board
had approved a conference-room usage fee
of $25, which will offset part of the costs for
janitor service and supplies.
However, some groups will not be able
to afford the fee and will discontinue use so
this will not be a substantial source of rev-
enue but cleaning costs would be reduced.
Storter commented that Mrs. Booher is
not highly paid with her 16 years of expe-
rience in comparison to other library staff
salaries and her request was to provide the
same level of service not enhance it.
Earlier this year, Mrs. Booher had lead an
appeal for citizens to contact their legislators
when state funding was considered being
totally removed. However just the reduction
of state funding could create loss of service
as the funding will now only cover 88 man-
hours per week instead of 116 while usage
of the library services in the depressed econ-
omy is increasing.
Commissioner Echols comments in-
cluded dismay that grant participation had
added personnel but continued funding was
expected from the county to keep the posi-
tion filled. The grant the county participated
in increased the hours of one part-time em-
ployee to full-time but did not increase per-
sonnel.
Commissioner Storter stated that recent
budget workshops started out expecting a
10 percent increase in insurance coverage
costs but the increase was only 3.3 percent,
thus funding was available for the $30,000.
Echols stated he did not think a motion at
this time was appropriate. A public hearing
prior to adoption of the Budget will be held
and advertised for input.


CONSTITUTIONAL OFFI-
CERS

COUNTY ATTORNEY
Attorney Pringle commented that the
standards are rising for fire services and the
new training requirements apply to volun-
teers and paid fire fighters and the county
is heading in the right direction with Bob


Jones' training project.
In response to Commissioner Storter's
inquiry on the progress of the Washington
Park Pavilion project, Pringle stated he had
seen no paperwork concerning the survey
with legal description nor response from Al
Brown concerning reinstatement of Wash-
ington Park Coalition For Progress's sta-
tus with the Secretary of State. He said he
is ready to work on either a management
agreement or lease of the facility when the
project is ready to go.
Commissioner Jones interjected that
he, Mr. Brown and Mr. Taylor had met with
School Superintendent Wayne Aldrich, but
survey of the property will not proceed until
the Coalition's legal status is confirmed.


COUNTY MANAGER and DE-
PARTMENT HEADS
Road Superintendent Avant Brown stated
the recent personnel vacancy had been filled
from within (staff employee moved into va-
cant position) thus he needed to advertise
for the new vacancy; he also stated the em-
ployee who had been out on worker's comp
had retired so that position needed to be ad-
vertised.
He said he expects that position to be
filled from within and if so, he would need
to advertise for Parks employee for mow-
ing crew, equipment operator, and mowing
crew leader.
Brown's request was made in light of the
County's hiring freeze which allows no posi-
tions to be added without Board approval,
but Board consensus was these existing po-
sitions needed to be filled.


COMMISSIONERS ITEMS
AND COMMENTS
Commissioner Echols stated initial con-
ceptual plans for the Moore Haven Canal
and Harney Pond Canal Improvement proj-
ect were drafted but parts of the amenities
had not been confirmed.
Commissioner Beck reported on his
meeting with Economic Development Di-
rector Tracy Whirls and two members of
See Notes Page 24


School briefs


GCSD Annual District Report Ext. 127.


Card
The District is required to annually pre-
pare and give out to all schools and parents
a district report card. This report card is the
School Public Accountability Report (SPAR)
provided by the state of Florida which meets
public reporting requirements of NCLB. The
GCSD Annual District Report card (SPAR),
including individual school reports, is avail-
able for review in the District Office and in
the main office of each school. Any ques-


Moore Haven Elementary
School
Supplementary Educational Services
(SES) Notification Each parent with a stu-
dent in MHES has been sent a letter explain-
ing Supplementary Educational Services
(SES).
All eligible students, as described in the
letter, may apply for the free tutoring ser-
vice. There is no charge to parents for the


tions may be directed to the Supervisor of service.
NCLB/Federal Programs at 863-946-0202, Included in the letter is a list of SES Pro-


viders for MHES. From this list parents will
select a provider for their child.
Parents may meet the providers at the
MHES SES Provider Fair on Aug. 27 at 6
p.m.
All applications for tutoring are due no
later than August 28, 2009.

School SAC surveys now
available online
Each year the Moore Haven Junior-Senior
High School SAC (School Advisory Council)
conducts climate surveys to determine plans
for the upcoming school year.


We ask that parents and community
members give us feedback via the surveys
so that the school's improvement plan for
the 2009-2010 school year will reflect your
needs.
The surveys can be accessed online at
www.glades-schools.org by choosing Moore
Haven Junior-Senior High School. You will
find a School Advisory Link on our home
page. This link will take you to the survey
links.
The surveys will close May 30. If you have
any questions about the surveys, please con-
tact Laura Ahern at 863-946-0811 ext. 109.




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Location
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33430
Site Size
Approximately 15 acres
Property Features
The property fronts Main Street in Belle
Glade and is adjacent to farmland in the rear.
The main building was erected in 1965.
Status
Staff and services of Glades General Hospital
will be relocated to the new Lakeside Medical
Center in mid-October.
Additional Information
For more information, visit www.hcdpbc.org


Date: September 9,2009
Time: 2:30PM 4:00PM
Place: Glades General Hospital Cafeteria
1201 South Main Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430


Health Care District
PALM BEACH COUNTY


324 Datura Street, Suite 401
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-659-1270


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August 27, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Glades County Democrat 13


U.S. Army Corps suspends releases from Lake Okeechobee


Estuaries receive fresh
water from local rainfall

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ended
pulse releases from Lake Okeechobee Aug.
3. At this time the Corps is not making re-
leases from Lake Okeechobee because the
Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries con-
tinue to receive fresh water from local rain-
fall and runoff. Today's lake level is at 13.82
feet (NGVD).
Last week the Corps reassessed condi-
tions and suspended future releases until
further notice. The Corps based its decision
on a number of factors including low (poor)
salinity levels in the lower Caloosahatchee
and St. Lucie estuaries, a slowing in the rise
of Lake Okeechobee, and continued good
conditions within the lake.
"We asked for input from the South
Florida Water Management District, coastal


counties and other experts around the re-
gion. The estuaries and other areas of south
Florida were already receiving so much fresh
water from rainfall in their basins that condi-
tions were poor for more releases. We don't
want to add to the challenge," said Col. Al
Pantano, the Corps' Jacksonville District
commander. "Because the lake's rate of rise
had slowed, the Corps decided to suspend
releases. It's unlikely, however, that we'll be
able to make it all the way through the rainy
season without reinitiating releases."
The Corps strives to maintain a balance
within the regional water management sys-
tem. The functions of the system are numer-
ous and often at odds. Providing both flood
damage reduction and water supply entails
relying on Lake Okeechobee for storage, but
doing so can harm the lake's ecology, and
high water levels increase concerns over
Herbert Hoover Dike stability. Protecting the
dike and the lake's plants and wildlife may


mean releasing water through the dike's
major outlets the St. Lucie Canal and Ca-
loosahatchee River. However, the Corps rec-
ognizes too much fresh water can damage
estuarine organisms such as oysters and sea
grasses. "We are still at the point in the hur-
ricane season where we have a great deal
of concern about rainfall yet to come. We
want to ensure we have capacity in the lake
should a high rainfall event occur. Because
water can flow into the lake much faster
than we can release it, we need to watch
changing conditions closely. We don't want
to have a situation where water levels get
too high. That's riskier for the dike and
therefore public safety and can also lead to
the kinds of releases that do the most harm
to the estuaries and the lake ecology."
Should conditions change in upcoming
days, the Corps could initiate releases to al-
low up to 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs)
to the west and up to 1,170 cfs to the east. If


SFWMD awards funding for 5 water conservation projects


WaterSIP grants help save
millions of gallons of water
each year

Recognizing the importance of promot-
ing and supporting water conservation, the
South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) Governing Board has approved
investments in five projects for fiscal year
2010 through the agency's Water Savings
Incentive Program (WaterSIP).


"Water conservation remains the most
cost-effective way of protecting and stretch-
ing South Florida's limited water supply well
into the future," said SFWMD Governing
Board Chair Eric Buermann. "For a modest
investment, WaterSIP has helped save mil-
lions of gallons of water each year, protect-
ing a valuable resource for more than 7.5
million people and our environment."
The five projects supported by WaterSIP
in 2010 will save an estimated 102 million
gallons of water per year. Once the projects
are completed, the District will contribute


Photo/sfwmd.gov
The District's Water Savings Incentive Program throughout South Florida pro-
vides funding assistance to water providers and large users for installing water-
saving technology, such as low-flow showerheads.


nearly $150,000 in funding assistance to the
following recipients:

Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Depart-
ment ($75,000): Retrofitting 1,000 homes
owned by seniors or low-income residents
and built before 1985 with high-efficiency
showerheads, toilets and aerators.
Lee County Utilities ($14,646): Pur-
chasing and installing 16 automatic flushing
devices near the extreme ends of the potable
water distribution system.
City of Fort Lauderdale ($15,000):
Purchasing and installing 10 automatic
flushing devices for potable water distribu-
tion lines near the boundaries of the city's
service area.
Palm Beach Parks and Recreation De-
partment ($37,120): Purchasing and install-
ing a computerized irrigation management
system for South County Regional Park.
City of North Miami Beach ($8,000):
Installing battery-powered controllers and
rain sensors in 40 medians.

Created in 2002, the Water Savings In-
centive Program provides matching funds
up to $75,000 to water providers and large
users for installing water-saving technology.
Qualifying WaterSIP projects include high-
efficiency irrigation equipment, low-flow
indoor plumbing retrofits and automatic
flushing devices.
From 2002 through 2009, the Water Sav-
ings Incentive Program has invested $3.36
million in 116 projects throughout the Dis-
trict's 16-county region. Those projects have
saved an estimated 2.1 billion gallons of wa-
ter per year.
For more information about WaterSIP,
please visit www.sfwmd.gov/watersip. For
details on the District's Comprehensive Wa
ter Conservation Program and water con-
servation tips, please visit www.savewaterfl.
com.


the Corps makes releases, they will take into
account the water that is flowing from the
basins along the Caloosahatchee and the St.
Lucie. This is why the Corps takes measure-
ments of flow to the estuaries at the S-79
on the west and the S-80 on the east, well
downstream from the lake. If the lake level
continues to increase, however, the Corps
may begin taking release measurements on
the Caloosahatchee at S-77, which is closer
to the lake and may allow releases up to
4,000 cfs to the west.
For more information, please call Nanci-
ann Regalado at 904-232-3904 or (cell) 904-
334-8954.
Water level data and flows for Lake
Okeechobee and the Central and Southern
Florida Project are located on the Jackson-
ville District water management web page,
http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/
Engineering/Branches/WaterResources/Wa-
terMgt/index.htm.


Crime Stoppers
The Palm
Beach County
Sheriff's Office is
seeking assistance
from the public in
locating the fol-
lowing wanted fu-
gitive as of August
20, 2009.
Timothy An
derson, 28, is a
black male with l
black hair and Timothy Anderson.
brown eyes.
He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs
approximately 170 pounds. His last
known address is listed as S.W 7th St., in
Belle Glade.
Anderson is wanted on felony charges
failure to appear: battery on a police offi-
cer, resisting officer with violence; assault
on a police officer.
He is also wanted for felony charges
failure to appear for domestic battery.
Anyone with information on the
whereabouts of this wanted fugitive is
asked to contact the Crime Stoppers at
1-800-458-TIPS (8477) or online at www.
crimestopperspbc.com.





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Office is offering an excellent benefits pack-
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new appls, W/D, new CA,
partially furn., nice yard,
No pets, Non smoking
environ., Ref's req.
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CLEWISTON 4br, 2ba,
316 E. Obispo. $700
mo. + $600 sec. dep.
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$1050 mo. + $650 sec.
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sewer, North side.
(863)983-3151
CLEWISTON 2BR/1BA,
c/a, no pets, $650 mo.
+ $450 dep.
(863)677-0977
Duplex 2BR/1BA, un-
funished, incl. water &
sewer, on the North
side, (863)983-3151

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UNITED STATES


SUGAR
CORPORATION



Multi-craft Journeyman

US Sugar in has an opening for a mechanic
with excellent welding skills.


Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, trouble-
shoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear
boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes,
fans, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure
vessels, etc.


Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and
processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene,
MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding
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Email Jdooley@ussugar.com

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B UNITED STATES


SUGAR
CORPORATION



Control Chemist- Seasonal


Primary Function:
Operate all laboratory equipment, perform all re-
quired chemical/physical tests on raw material, in-
termediate, and final products from the Raw Sugar
factory. Calibrate the laboratory equipment, main-
tain the laboratory and generate laboratory reports
as required.


Requirements:
Experience in operating laboratory equipment and
performing/physical chemical analyses or demon-
strate the aptitude and ability to quickly learn la-
boratory equipment operation and perform
physical/chemical analyses


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UNITED STATES

SUGAR
CORPORATION



PAYROLL RESOURCE
ANALYST



* Experience with ADP Enterprise
and Kronos Workforce Timekeeper
a plus
* Aptitude to understand manuals,
tax publications, and reports
* Ability to complete and generate
reports/forms and general corre-
spondence
*Excellent interpersonal, written,
and verbal communication skills
*Prioritize, set goals and objec-
tives, and follow through to com-
pletion
*Microsoft Word and Excel skills



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SOUTHERN
0' GARDENS CITRUS


Safety & Environmental
Operations Technician

Southern Gardens has an immediate need
for a Safety & Environmental Operations
Technician. High school diploma with a
minimum of 6 months in a safety field, law
enforcement, fire/rescue or emergency re-
lated or equivalent required. Minimum 1
year experience in a Processing/Manufac-
turing safety program.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and
knowledge and use of windows based com-
puter programs and of Microsoft products.
Able to work all shifts and weekends to
support processing, some overtime may be
required. Member of facility Emergency Re-
sponse Team required.



Preferred: AA degree, training in an OSHA
511 safety program, accident investigation,
ergonomics and food processing along with
training and experience with environmental
regulations and basic lab practices. Bilin-
gual.

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Fax:863 902-4315
Email:
dmelton@southerngardens.com


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CLEWISTON North Side,
3BR, 1V/2BA w/genera-
tor to run entire house.
$135,000 or best offer.
527 E. Avenida Bel Rio.
(863)677-0977

FOR SALE BY OWN-
ER. Large 3/2 home on
corner lot, W. Avenida
del Rio & Guava. Ex-
tras: 2 full-sized adjoin-
ing rooms (once used
as office & waiting
room) with separate
entrance. SAVE and
buy outright for
$168,000 OR lease/op-
tion price of $173,000
to credit worthy party.
Possible financing when
option is exercised.
828-293-2542. Please,
no brokers or real es-
tate agents.
PALM HARBOR
Foreclosures, Dealer
Repo's and short sales.
Never lived in' 4/2
On your property.
Financing Avail, up to
$94k off. 800-622-2832



LaBelle 2280 Phillips Rd.
6 acres, 3 septic tanks,
2 mobiles-ready for in-
come. $230,000 Can
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SUZUKI KATANA, 1992
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FAST GOOD FOR RAC-
ING. STILL HAS 6
MONTHS OF THE FAC-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2009-027-CP
IN RE ESTATE OF
PAULINE HULL TOWNSEND,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
PAULINE HULL TOWNSEND, de
ceased, whose date of death was
September 5, 2008 and whose social
security number is 263-82-9935, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hendry County Flonda, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is PO
Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975 1760
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notce is re
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedents estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED
The date of first publication of this
notice is August 27, 2009
Attorney for
Personal Representative.
Ariana R Fileman
Florida Bar No 0990612
Fileman Law Firm, PA
110 Sullivan Street Suite 111
Punta Gorda, FL 3o950
Telephone 941 833 5560
Personal Representative
James D Hull
PO Box 1235
Lehigh Acres FL 33970 1235
331428 CGS B1/27/91/!09

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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Case #. 2009- CA 000741
Taylor, Bean & Whitaker
Motgae Corp.,
-vs-
Arnold Ellinton; Mary A. Elling-
ton a/k/a Mary Ellington; Rob-
ert C. Howarth; Financial
Independent Services, Corp.
d/b/a Financial Independence
Services Corp.; Unknown Parties
in Possession #1; Unknown Par-
ties in Possession #2 If living,
and all Unknown Pakies claim-
ing by through, under and
against the above named Defen-
dant(s) who are not known to
be dead or alive, whether said
Unknown Parties may claim an
interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devi-
ses Grantees, or Other Clai-
Deaendant(s)

FORECi llNGS-

TO: Robert C. Howarth
ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
IS: 1160 Tampa Avenue, Clewis-
ton, FL 33440
Residence unknown, if living, include
ing any unknown spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has remarried
and if either or both of said Defen
dants are dead, their respective un
known heirs devisees, grantees
assinees, creditors, lenors, a
trustees and all other persons claim-
ing by, through, under or against the
named defendants and the afore
meranoned named Defendants) and
such of the aforementione un
known Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defen
dants as may be infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not sui juris
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow
ing real proper, yin and being
and situated in Henry County, Flori
da more particularly described as
follows
THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTH
EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP
43 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HEND-
RY COUNT, FLORIDA ALSO
KNOWN AS LOT 1, BLOCK L, PIO
NEER PLANTATION AN UNRE
CORDED SUBDIVISION
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
YEAR. 1984, MAKE, GREEN,
VIN#FLFL2AE193205795 AND
VIN# FLFL2BE193205795, MANU-
FACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PER
MANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE
ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS, AS
SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIX
TURE AND A PART OF THE REAL
ESTATE
more commonly known as 1160
Tampa Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440,
This action has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your wntten defense if any,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LP. At-
tomrneys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 10004 N Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112 Tampa FL 33618, within
thirty (30P days alter the first pubc
cation o this notice and file the
onginal with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately there after
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Comnplaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 11th day of August,
2009
BARBARAS BUTLER
Circuit and County Courts
By /S/ D HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
330478 CN 8/20,27/09





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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Case #: 2008-CA-000924
Wells Fargo Bank NA, as Trustee
for ABFC 2006 OPFF3 Trust, ABFC As
set-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Federico Perez and Maria Anita Per
ez, Husband and Wife, Port La Belle
Unit Four Property Homeowner's As-
sociation, Inc
Defendant is)
N.OTCEOFSA[F
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judiment
of Foreclosure dated July 31,'2009,
entered in Civil Case No 208-
CA 0N924 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Florida, wherein
Wells Farno Bank NA, as Trustee
for ABFC 2006-OP3 Trust, ABFC As-
set-Backed Certificates Series 2006-
OPT3 Plaintiff and Federico Perez
and Maria Anita Perez (SSN)XXX(
X-4245), Husband and Wife are de
fendant s), I wil sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash IN FRONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HEND-
RY COUNTY COURTHOUSE (BEING
THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY' OF THE
HENDRY COURTS BUILDING) LA
BELLE, FLORIDA AT 1100 A., on
September 2, Y009, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit
LOT 1, BLOCK 2167, PORT LABELLE,
UNIT 4, AS PER PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at LABELLE Florida this
7th day of August, 2004
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
BY /S D HAMMOND
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN LLP
10004 North Dale Mariy Hw,
Suite 112
Tampa Florida 33618
08 101450
330241 CN 8/20,27/09





IN THE COUNTY COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 09CC69
Dick Seegmiller and Julia Seegmiller,
Plaintiffs
VS
Elise Schofield,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Elise Schofield, Defendant
and to all parties claiming inter-
est by, through, under or
against Defendant.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that you
have been designated as defendant
in a legal proceeding filed against
you for Eviction, Past Due Rent and
Damages.
The action was instituted in the
County Court, Glades County, Flori
da, and is styled DICK SEEGMILLER
and JULIA SEEGMILLER vs ELISE
SCHOFIELD
You are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
the action on Dick Seegmiller and
Julia Seegmiller, 109 Huntley Court,
Lake Placid, FL 33852, on or before
September 24, 2009, and file the
original with the clerk of this court
ether before service on Plaintiffs or
immediately after service, otherwise,
a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the comn
plaint or petition
The Court has authority in this suit
to enter a judgment or decree in the
Plaintiffs interest which will be bind-
ing upon you
DATED Aug 20, 2009
Joe Flint
Clerk of the County Court
Glades County, Florida
By /S/ Bonny Rhymes
Deputy Clerk
331302 GCD 8/27,9/3,10,17/09




August 27, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 17


AFTER ANN DYESS
HOURS: (863) 983-8979
RESIDENTIAL
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent
3/2 Hookers Point $85K

acres PB County $149K
3/2/2 with pool and
guesthouse $245,000
2/2 E Ventura Ave $85K
Bass Capital Unit 402
$130K
3/2 Ridgeview $285K
3/2 Home with pool and
apartment Dovidson Rd
$176,000
2/2 Condo Bass 'n Sun
furnished $123,000
2/1 W Pasadena $11 5K


RENT/LEASE
*708 Bond furnished $750 mn
*828 E Concordia (4) studios
& 1bd $475 & $525
* 824 E Concordia single person
only $450 w/utiltry
* Sugar Cane TI I w/d $900 nna
*717 Evercane Ilwy MI I
2bd/2ba on water, furnished
-415 W Oscelola 3/2 $675 mn
CALL FOR MORE
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4/1 5E. Averdez $109K
3/2 w/ Den Boybey $250K
Executive Home 3/3/2
with pool Ridgewood -
$349,000 will rent
New 3/2 Orchard Pork
$134,000
3/2 with large shed and
fenced yard E
Concordia $169,900
3/2/2 with pool E Del
Monte $219,000
RENTALS
2/1 duplex $600 p.m
MOBILE HOMES
3/2 DNMH w/ /g poad
Everane Rd PReduesd $165K


*Moore Haven CBS Home $129.9K
*2 Story Moore Haven 1.8 acre Indian
Hills. SnHOWS FoVEmCE! $179.9K
*FlaolMIa MH 2w/nshd&pond$1f2K
*Bass n Sun Condo @ $110K
*Vacant lot in Clewiston, $19.9K
* Reduced! Melissa Rd. on lake $84.9K
*Beautiful 3/2 corner lot $155k
* 1670 Ridgdill MH w/ pond $39.9K
*213 San Gabriel Like New $123K
*Montura Lots Starting @ $8.9K


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3/2 SWMH Montura
$55K
3/2 DWMH on lake
Allen Rd $120,000
3/2 DWMH has CBS
outbuilding Magnolia
Lane $79.9K
aFckage Deal 4 Mobile
Homes and 2 vacant lots
Rental Available Call for
Details
3/2 SWMH Hooker's
Point Rd $44,900
VACANT LAND
27.5 acres PRoneer $245K
10 Montura lots $9,900
each


ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863)228-0023 |

voeHn 5 bs $75K
MooreHaven-21ots
$39 9K
COMMERCIAL
Warehouse (rented) + 85
storage units (some a/c) E
El Pso Coil for details
SHORT SALE
600 Bowden Rd-3/2
DWMH
11 17 Mississippi Ave -
4/2 SFR
328 W Ventura Ave -
3/1 SFR
512 E Osceola Ave -
4/2 SFR
1005 Caribbean -
4/2/2 SFR


* REDUCED 10 Acres w/'03 MH
fenced @ $112.9K
. Clewiston Animal Clinic Reduced
Quick Sale $199,900
'Vacant Lot -12K Texas Ave
*Log Cabin on 5 acs, beaunful!! $269.9K
*20 acres w/ House $590K
S3/2 House 628 E Ventura $89.9K
*Storage Units Cm Best Price
*3/2 MH '95 large on 1/3 acre $49K


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Cheryl Eby Gutlahr, Lic Real Estate Broker (863) 228-1562
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3BD/2A Brand New CBS Home 3BD/2BA CBS Home n Acres
SOrchard Pak. Read to Moe-n pgades throughout home and
Asrng $129,000 Large re Barn. A $225,000
CLEWISTON HOMES
3BD/2BA MH on Merit St Screened Porch and Pare Fece $85.000
*3BD/2 BA on Hait Ae eith Priate Fenced Asking $89.000
*2B/I BA DMD Tobis. Needs much TLC. Asking $25,000
2 Brand New 3/BR/2.5 BA Lehnar Town Homes. $179.000
*2 Dul esonObispo AeEach unit has 2BR/IBA $224 9K
4BD/2BACBS Home on Del Monte Ae Ne, ,Renoated.$195K
*Count Ling OffCR 720 2D 25 Acres. $185000
2/1 MH on ratonnRd 1 37AcreslReduce to$59,900
3BD/2BA CBS Home on Red Rd. $165.000
Fixer Upper" 3BD/2BR on Louisana Ave Asking $29 9K
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
Rivefront 3BD/2BA with Guest House $250,000
Riverfront 2BD/2BA with Efficency $90.000
*3BD/2BA CBS Home on ThatcherBkl SHIP Eliible $164,900
S3BD/2BA MH. Y eht Club Wy w/Caragc Aa ng $140K
*vitetifronltwieas2/2w/2- Be e r pot $219K
*2/2 MH w/Sunroom Yacht Club $82,500
ACREAGE. LAND & LOTS
S50 Are Ranch eith 3B0/2BA Home. $500,000
*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ac. $129 9K
2 lots. Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
*HIhlandsCo lo0.28,&80oAC Parels, Owner FirmnananAlable
5 5tore Wooded Lot in La Deca $75,000
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000853
First Bank,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
-55-
Michael James Awbrey and Jerri
Well Awbmy; Maude Awbrey
individually and as Personal
Wepresentative of the Estate of
4ichael H. Awbrey (DOD
0/20/2008), Deceased Un-
nown Heirs of Michael H. Aw-
rey, Deceased; First Bank;
known Parties in Possession
1; Unknown Parties in Posses-
on #2; If Living, and all Un-
nown Parties claiming by,
trough, under and against the
boe named Defendanti) who
re not known to be dead or
live, whether said Unknown
parties may claim an interest as
poue, Heirs Devisees, Grant-
ees or Other claimants
efendant(s)

FORE NGS-

TO: Unknown Heirs of Michael
H. Awbrey, Deceased- ADDRESS
UNKNOWN BUT WIOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS: N/A
Residence unknown, if iovingo Includ
ing any unknown spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has remarried
and if either or both of said Deen
dants are dead, their respective un
known heirs, devisees, grantees
assignees, creditors, lenors, and
trsotees ard all other persons claim-
ing b through, under or a ainst the
name Defendantfs), and me afore
mentioned named Deferndat(s) and
such of the aforementioned un
known Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defen
dants as may be infants, ncompe-
tents or otherwise not sUi juris
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing real proper, lIn and being
and situated in nry oun, Flori
da more particularly described as
follows
THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER
OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUAR
TER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST
ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 22,
TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31
EAST, HENRY COUNT, FLORI-
DA ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 3,
BLOCK P, PIONEER PLANTATION,
AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION
more commonly known as 3300 Pio
near 11th Street, Clewlston, FL
33440
This ancon has been filed against
you and yo a re required to serve a
copy of your written defense if a,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP At-
torneys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 10004 N, Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112 Tampa FL 33618, within
thirty (3) days after the fist public
cat of this notice and file the
onginal with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately there after
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint,
WITNESSmy hand and seal of this
Court on the 20th day of August,
2009
BARBARAS BUTLER
Circuit and County Courts
By, /S/ S Miller
Deputy Clerk
331311 CN 8/27;9/3/09




NOTICE OF MEETING
The Barren Water Control District
Board of Supervisors will meet at
10 00 AM on Thursday, September
3, 2009 at the office of the District,
3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle,
Florida
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct roubne business that may
require Board action
This meeting is open to the public
Mark Colbert, Chairman
331043 CGS/CB 8/27/09


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 2008-CA-001297
CitiBank N A as Trustee for WaMu
Series 2007 Hk4 Trust
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Viviano T Brlones a/ka Vivano T
Bones and Maria G Bnones Hus-
band and Wife United StaRes of
America, Depar nent of Treasulry
State of Florida, Department of
Revenue, Ford Motor Credit Compa-
ny,
Defendants)
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur
suant to an Order rescheduling fore
closure sale dated Aug 6, 2009
entered in Civil Case No 2008
CA 001297 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Florida, wherein Cit-
Bank, N A, as Trustee for WaMu Se-
ries 2007-HE4 TrUst, Plaintiff and
Viviano T Brlones a/k/a Vivano I
Brones and Maria G. Brnones Hue
band and Wife are defendantss, I
will sell to the highest and best bid
der for cash IN FRONT OF THE OF
FICE OF tHE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,(BEING THE
2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COURTS BUILDING) LA
BELLE, FLORIDA AT 11,00 A. on
September 9, 009, the following
descnhed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit

THE EAST 125 FEET OF OUT LOT
2, OF A REVISION OF STEWARDS
SUDIVISION OF BLOCKS 15, 33
AND 34, OF GOODNO'S SUBDIVI-
SION OF LABELLE, FLORIDA, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE 65, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LUS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at LABELLE Florida, this
10th day of August, 209.
BARBARAS BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
BY /S/ D HAMMOND
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF.
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN LLP
I0004 North Dale MaCry Hwy
Suite 112
Tampa Flonda 33618
08-107450
305o3 CN 8/20,27/09

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE TIMS TOW
ING & RECOVERY gives Nobce of Foe-
clesure of Lien ad intent to sell thee
vehicles o 09/111/2009, 10,.00 am at 74
S INDUSIRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL
33935, prsuant to subsecton 71378 of
the Florida Seutbaes EMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the right to accept
or rejet any andor all bids
1997 Ford
IFMDU34E8VZA95774
1991 Toyota
4TSV24E4MU3266
331408 ON 8/27/09





NOTICE
UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
Michael Glenn Burkett DBA
Mike's HydraulicS location is
549 East Aztec Ave.
Clewiston FI 33440
is open for repairs and sales
and service & industrial hose
331140 CN 8/27/09


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 2008-CA-001180
US Bank NA, as Trustee for the
registered holders of MASTR Asset
Backed Secunties Trust, 2006-AM1,
Mortgage Pass-Through Certficates,
Series 2006-AM1,
Plaintiff,
es
Jose Dominguez
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated August 6, 2009,
entered in Civil Case No, 2008
CA 001180 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendr County, Flonda, wherein U S
Bank NA as Trustee for the regis
tered holders of MASTR Asset
Backed Secunties Trst, M26-AMI,
Mortgage Pass-Through Certfcates,
Series 2006-A Plaintiff and Jose
Dominguez are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF TH# CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE HENRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE (BEING THE 2ND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENRY
COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE,
FLORIDA, AT 1100 AM on Sept 9,
2009 the following described proper
ty as set forth in said Fina Judg-
ment, to wit

BLOCK C, LOT 3, OF SECTION 27,
TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31
EAST IN HENRY COUNTY, FLORI-
DA THE NORTHEAST ONE QUAR
TER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE
QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST
ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTH-
WEST ONE-QUARTER ALSO
KNOWN AS PIONEER PLANT
TION,

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TIOPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
YOU ARE ENTITLED AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE PLEASE
CONTACT HENDRY COUNTY COURT
HOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVE
NUE LABEL, FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE' IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955 8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL, 1800 955 8770,
DATED at LABELLE Florida, this
10th day of August, 2059
BARBARAS BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Flonds
BY, /S/ D. HAMMOND
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN LLP
10004 North Dale Mairy Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa Flonda 33618
08-107450
330635 CN 8/20,27/09

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of
Clewiston LaBelle and Hendry
County will hold the Reguar
Monthly Meeting on Thursday, Au
gust 27, 2009 at 5,00 RM at The
Greentree South Community Cen-
ter at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that
may be brought before the Hous
ing Commission Any person or
persons wishing to appeal any de-
cision made at such meebrng must
ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to
be based
The meeting will include any busi
nes before the 'Hendry County
Non-Profit Housing, Ilnc'
331411 CB/CN 8/27/09

NOTICE TO PUBI"
The Hendry County Hospital Au
thority Board of Directors will con
duct thUeir Budget workshop on
Monday, August 31st at 9 00 a m in
the Conference Room of Hendry Re
gional Medical Center, 524 W Saga
more Ave Clewiston, Flonds
331496 CN 8/27/09


The Hendry County Hospital Au-
thority Board of Directors will con
duct their monthly business meeting
beginning at 1pm on Monday Au-
gust 31st, in the Conference Room
at Hendry Regional Medical Center,
524 W Sagamore Ave Clewiston,
Florida
331498 CN 8/27/09


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
(BCC) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on September 22, 2009 at
5 05 p nm at the I clndry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E.
Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida The BCC will consider the recommendation of the
Local Planning Agency, and determine ifthe application is consistent with the Hendry
County Comprehensive and the I Iendry County Land Development Code.

Copies of the files and information regarding the petition are available for public
inspection at the IIc ndry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee
Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8 00 a.m to
5.00 p.m.

All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. Ifa person
decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based

Petition Number: RZ08-0004


Applicant:



Ordinance title:


CHANGE


Location:


Grace and Ashley George, represented byjulie Wilkins,
LaBelle Planmning, LLC

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
GRANTING A ZONING DISTRICT BOUNDARY

FROM THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL (C-2) ZONING
DISTRICT AND TI E RESIDENTIAL/I IIGI DENSITY-
MOBILE HOME (RG-3M) ZONING DISTRICT TO THE
PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) ZONING
DISTRICT ON 4.49 +/- ACRES, PROVIDING FOR
CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, SCRIVENER'S ERRORS,
AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

4255, 4225, 4215, 4185, 4175, and 4159 South SR 29,
LaBelle, FL


Property size: 4.49 acres +/-


Request:


The apphcant is requesting a rczone to allow a mixed use
development


Legal descriptions of subject property:

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of County Comminssioners


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
ESTABLISHING A DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAM
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
sioners wll hold a Public Heanng on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at 5 05
p.m., in the Commission Room, Clewistlon City Hall, 115 West Venture Ave-
nue, Clewiston, Flonda, to consider an ordinance relatng to establishing a
deferred compensation program entitled as follows
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING A DEFERRED
COMPENSATION PROGRAM FOR ITSELF AND ITS EMPLOYEES;
DESIGNATING THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO APPROVE AND
ADMINISTER THE PLAN; DESIGNATING THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS TO MAKE DETERMINATIONS PROVIDED FOR
IN FLORIDA STATUTE 112.215 (6)(B); PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING
FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S
ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the pro-
posed ordinance
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with res aect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on week-
days between the hours of 8 30 a m and 5 00 p m at the Office of the
County Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Flonda,
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B, Taylor, Chairwoman
331298 CB/CN 8/27/09


RFP FOR SECURITY SERVICES
FOR THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE
RFP NUMBER: 2009-16
OPENING DATE AND TIME: September 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Hendry County is seeking firms interested in providing security services for
the Hendry County Courthouse Firms properly registered in the State of
Florida are encouraged to submit their proposal for consideration. All sub
mittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this
RFP will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee In order to be
considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commis-
sioners at the C E Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendly County
Courthouse Complex, 25 E Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by Sep-
tember 3, 2009 at 2 00 p m, at which time all responses to this request
will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any proposals
received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or consid-
ered
A copy of the Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from the
Henry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S Lee St, LaBelle,
Florida (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing
address), or by calling (863) 675 5220 or (863) 983 1585,
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
Drug/Smoke Free Work Place
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
330032 CB/CN 8/13,20,27/09


NOTICE TO CONuTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the District One Office until 2 00 P M on Thursday,
September 17, 2009, for the following Propesals
E1H39 A Certification of Qualification is not required for adding turning
lanes, milling & resurfacing, base work, curb & gutters, drainage improve-
ments, sidewalks, signing and pavement marking at the intersection of SR
15/700 and Southeast 18th Terrace in Okeechobee County Budget Esti
mate $224,432 00
E1H66- A Certification of Qualification is not required for edging and
sweeping, removal of vegetation from curb, gutter, and sidewalk areas in
Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate, $110,000,00
Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
our webslte at htto lwww dot state fl us/contractsadministrationdistrictl/
#PLANHOLDERS%20LIST or by calling (863) 519-2559
331033 CGs 8/27,9/3/09



NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST BEACH
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, the 2009 Annual Meeting will be
held at the office of said District, at Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Flori-
da, on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at 8 00 A M for the purposes of
. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three years,
2 Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto
as the landowners may determine, and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting,
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
made
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Roger Hatton, President
330740 SUN 8/27,9/3/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CA-000259
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-6
Plaintiff
VS
VILMA MESA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VILMA MESA; MISAEL QUIN-
TANA A/K/A MISAEL QUINTAGNA; UNKNOWN PESON(S) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants
NOTICEOF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated August 4, 2009, and entered in Case No 2008 CA 000259, of the Cir
cult Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida,
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVA-
STAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-6 is Plaintiff and VILMA
MESA, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VILMA MESA, MISAEL QUINTANA A/K/A
MISAEL UINTAEL UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MISAEL QUINTANA, UNKNOWN
PERSON (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT STEPS OF
THE COURTHOUSE, AT 500 AVENUE J, MOORE HAVEN IN GLADES
COUNTY FLORIDA, at l'00 am on the 17th day of Sept, 2009, the fol-
lowing descnbed property as set orthi in said Final Judgment, to wit
EXHIBIT "A"
A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN THE NORTHERLY EXTENSION OF LOT 3,
BETWEEN THE MEANDER LINE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE AND THE PRESENT
RIGHT FO-WAY OF HOOVER DIKE IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 12, TOWN
SHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 12,
THENCE SOUTI 89026'07 WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF
SAID SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 988 32 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION
WITH THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 3
(SOUTH FLORIDA FARMS COMPANY SUBDIVISION OF THE EAST HALF OF
SECTION 12); THENCE NORTH 00e0238" EAST ALONG SAID WEST BOUN-
DARY OF LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF 2844 02 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION
WITH THE MEANDER LINE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE AND THE POINT OF BE
GINNING OF THE DESCRIPTION; THENCE SOUTH 3605044" EAST ALONG
SAID MEANDER LINE, A DISTANCE OF 466 50 FEET TO A COUNTY ROAD
RIGHT OF-WAY, THENCE SOUTH 7404150" EAST ALONG SAID ROAD
RIGHT OF-WAY A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 000238-
EAST A DISTANCE OF 20 00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 74041'50" WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 1197 FEET, THENCE NORTH 3650'44" WEST, A DISTANCE
OF 192 00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 0002'38" EAST A DISTANCE OF 62744
FEET TO THE PRESENT SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF HOOVER
DIKE; THENCE NORTH 5839'41" WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY OF
HOOVER DIKE A DISTANCE OF 15 02 FEET, THENCE NORTH 69"39'41t
WEST CONTINUING ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY OF HOOVER DIKE, A
DISTANCE OF 174 06 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY
EXTENSION OF THE SAID WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF LOT 3, THENCE
SOUTH 0000238' WEST ALONG SAID EXTENSION OF THE WEST BOUN
DARY LINE OF LOT 3, THENCE SOUTH 00002'38" WEST ALONG SAID EX
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FEET TO THE SAID POINT-FO-BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION
A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of the ies pendens must file a claim
with 60 days after the sale
Dated this 13th day of Aug., 2009.
JOE FINT
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
Tis notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No,2,065 In ac
cordance wit hthe Americans with Disabilities At, If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assist
tahce, Please contact the Court Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee,
LaBelle FL 33935 Phone 941-335-2299 within 2 working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice or pleading, if you are heanng impaired, call
1 800 955 8771 (TOODD), if you are voice impaired, cal 1-800 995 8770 (V)
(Via Florida Relay Services)
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Telephone' (954) 382-3486
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Notice is hereby given that oral resentabtons will be beard by the re
view/ranking committee for RFP 2009-26, Hendry County Sustainable Bio-
fuels Center, from 1 00 pm to 3 00 pm Thursday, September 3rd, 2009, at
the Hendry County Administrative Office Administrative OffiCe Conference
Room A 118, located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL 33935, The meeting
site is accessible by the disabled
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with re
aspect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may
need to ensure that a verbtaim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based
Ron Zimmerty, Director
Grants & Special Projects
Hendry County
331149 CB/CN 8/27/09




BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY


Get in the

wheelbarrow and

bell the cat
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church
French daredevil acro-
bat Charles Blondin gained
fame as the first person to
walk across Niagara Falls on
a tightrope.
In 1860, Blondin crossed
the Niagara Falls again on
a 335-meter tightrope sus-
pended 50 meters above the
raging water.
Then to the amazement
of the crowd, he crossed it
again pushing a wheelbar-
row in front of him.
When his manager asked
the crowd if they believed
Blondin could cross back to
the other side with a man in
the wheelbarrow, they all
enthusiastically expressed
their confidence in the Great
Blondin.
However, when the man-
ager invited anyone in the
crowd to get into the wheel-
barrow, no one took him up
on his offer.
The manager himself
then got in the wheelbarrow
and Blondin took him safely
across.
Everyone had believed
that Blondin could perform
the feat, but no one acted on
their faith.
Aesop once told a fable
about a group of mice who
lived in a barn.
Life was wonderful, ex-
cept for a sneaky cat.
Hardly a day went by
without a poor mouse being
chased or even eaten by the
cat.
Finally, the head mouse
called a meeting.
"Ladies and gentlemen,
youngsters and baby mice,"
he stated.
"The time is now come
to resolve our problems with
the cat. Does anyone have
any solutions?"
The mice were abuzz
with ideas and suggestions,
but none seemed to solve
the problem.
Then a young mouse got
up, took the floor, and said
boldly, "Let's hang a bell
around the cat's neck. That
way, whenever the cat is
near, we'll hear the ringing
and safely hide."
The crowd applauded
loudly as the young mouse
took his seat.
Once the applause died


down, an elderly mouse
rose to his feet and said,
"Our young friend's plan is
simple yet ingenious. Once
the bell is on the cat, we'll
all live safely. But I have one
brief question to put to you
all: Which one of you will
volunteer to bell the cat?"
Jesus gives us a new idea
and a new standard of what
life can be like.
We can travel safely over
the chasms of life if we let
Him push the wheel bar-
row.
We can have a new sense
of safety if the threatening
cats in our lives are belled.
But then, there's always
the question, isn't there?
Who's willing to risk step-
ping out and acting on what
they profess to believe?
Who's willing to do the
hard, dirty, perhaps even
dangerous work of the King-
dom of God that needs to be
done?
Who's willing to get in
the wheelbarrow?
Who's willing to bell the
cat?


Control! Or not

being in control

and thinkiking

about why not?
By The Reverend
Samuel S. Thomas,
Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church,
Clewiston
As I thought about the
hurricane season, the word
that came to mind was "un-
predictability."
Hurricanes come upon
us almost out of nowhere, at
an intensity which we can-
not control, take a direction
that may or may not impact
us directly, and never are
welcomed by anyone.
Someone described them
as "Mother Nature's vacuum
cleaner": they cut a wide
path wherever they go and
change the landscape back
to a more natural state, re-
moving lots of what has
been added since nature
first put down the flora and
fauna.
If there are two things
people do not like it's (1) un-
predictability, and (2) some-
one re-arranging their world
without their permission.
How many times I have
heard "A place for everything
and everything in it's place!"


We get those stark re-
minders that life can be very
unpredictable and in spite all
of our best efforts to order
things as we want, we're not
in control.
Whether it's a hurricane,
raising children, a love affair,
illness, being laid off, you-
name-it; those moments
come when, in spite of all of
our efforts, things don't go
as we want.
I have look at my life and
realize somebody other than
me is in control.
Oh sure, there are parts
that I have a hand in direct-
ing, and hope that I direct to
the best of my ability.
Other parts, though, are
completely beyond anything
I can do to change them;
somebody else is in control.
What to do?
I believe God is in con-
trol.
The author of life and
the universe; knows how it
should run.
He knows what it takes to
make it possible for people
to live together and to live
well, He gives us directions
along the way.
I cannot expect to ignore
what God has done and how
He has planned things if I
want things to work out.
Many times over the years
I've been asked to pray with
someone who has abused
their system terribly, and
then to ask God to intervene
on their behalf, that they
might get well.
I do, because I believe
God does intervene, and be-
cause miracles happen, but
I also believe that we have a
responsibility to take control
when and where we can.
At least, let's cooperate
with God if we would wish
to have Him intervene on
our behalf.
That can be inconve-
nient, or things might not go
our way, but it offers a better
chance of living well, happy
and at peace, than by go-
ing off and "doing our own
thing" and expecting God
to show up when we're in
trouble.
That much, I can control
not everything, but I feel
better about calling on Him
and saying "I've done my
part, Lord, you're in charge
and 'thy will be done'."
We pray time and
again "Thy will be done...
"(Matthew 6:10)" Doesn't
that really mean we recog-

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nize who is in control?
Isn't that how it should be?

My convictions!
By Jackie Miller, Evangelist
First Christian Church
Two weeks ago I stated in this column
that all the great men of the Bible and of His-
tory have been men of conviction!
Last week I spoke of the Conscience,
when properly train by the truth, should be
followed without fail.
I try to be a man of conviction and one
who follows his Conscience.
Therefore I want to tell you why I cannot
and do not support this present administra-
tion in our Federal Government.
While I respect the office of President, I
do not respect the person who is President
and here's why:
It is because I do not share Obama's vi-
sion or Value system for America.
I do not share his Abortion beliefs.
I do not share his radical Marxist's con-
cept of re-distributing wealth; I do not share
his stated views on raising taxes on those
who make $150,000+ (the ceiling has been
changed three times since August).
I do not share his view that America is ar-
rogant.
I do not share his view that America is not
a Christian Nation.
I do not share his view that the military


should be reduced by 25 percent.
I do not share his view of amnesty and
giving more to illegals than American citi-
zens who need help.
I do not share his views on homosexual-
ity and his definition of marriage.
I do not share his views that Radical Is-
lam in our friend and Israel is our enemy
who should give up any land.
I do not share his spiritual beliefs (at least
the ones he has made public).
I do not share his beliefs on how to re-
work the Healthcare system in America.
I do not share his Strategic Views of the
Middle East, and certainly do not share his
plan to sit down with terrorist regimes such
as Iran.
I do not share his view that we need to
apologize to foreign countries after all the
sacrifices this country has made to rescue
people from tyranny and establish free gov-
ernments, and after all the "hard earned"
money we have sent and continue to send
abroad to help the peoples of the nations.
The bottom line, my America is vastly
different from Obama's, and I have a higher
obligation to my Country and my God to do
what is Right!
It high time for men of conviction to
"stand up" and "speak out" before it is too
late to rescue our country from an adminis-
tration that is trying to take us speedily down
the wrong road.


Religion briefs


Moore Haven

Fall Festival asks for donations, cloth-
ing and toys
New Hope Baptist Church will hosts its
2nd Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Live Music, Blood Mobile plus many oth-
er activities.
We are asking for donations such as
clothing, toys, school supplies and etc to be
given away the day of our festival.
If you have items you would like to donate
or need any other information, please don't
hesitate to contact Brenda at 863-532-8314 or
by e-mail at newhopebaptistchurch33471@
yahoo.com.
Thrift shop open at Church of God of
Prophecy
The Church of God of Prophecy, in Moore
Haven, will have a thrift shop open on Sat-
urdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., all things are
given for a donation, this is to help for ex-
penses of the church.
We feel in helping the church it is helping
you also, with your needs.
All things are nice and clean, these things
are supplied by Cowboy Church Hand and
Hand Ministries of Palmdale,
if you would like to help us call 863-612
0640, if no answer leave message, God bless
you.

Clewiston


Ministerial meeting
The Clewiston Ministerial Association
meets the first Tuesday of each month at 12
noon in the Conference Room at Hendry Re-
gional Hospital.
All ministers are invited. Our next meet-
ing will be Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Lunch will be served. Call 863-983-5269
for more information.

Rally day at First Christianl
First Christian Church, 201 N. Francisco
St., will be holding Rally/Promotion Day on
Sept. 6, beginning at 10 a.m.
This is the beginning of the Sunday
School Year.
There will be New Classes and the Church
will welcome Artie Carnes and his wife Dora
as their New Associates.
The church has set a goal to DOUBLE
Sunday School and Church attendance on
this day.
Joe Payne will begin his service as Sun-
day School Superintendent.
Jon Loftis will begin his service as Teach-
er of the Adult Sunday School Class.
Other Teachers include: Ruth Ann Hughes
and Jeanie Perkins (4's and 5's); Mary Ann
Payne and Lisa Castellanos (1st and 2nd);
Lois Brinn and Judith French (3rd and 4th);
Mike Walker and Stan Giddens (5th and 6th);
Artie and Dora Carnes and Julius Castellanos
(7th-12th).
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PLEASE BE ADVISED that pursuant to Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, the
HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD, consisting of two County
Commissioners, one School Board Member, one business owner and one
home owner will convene a public meeting AT 5:30 PM ON WEDNESDAY, SEP-
TEMBER 3, 2009 at the Hendry County Commissioner's Chambers, Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Florida for the purposes of
addressing the following items: election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman,
Clerk's Report on filed Petitions, adoption of attorney's agreement, approval of
minutes of meeting held on March 11, 2009, adoption and/or changes to
administrative rules of the VAB, determine whether the VAB will be conducting
hearings itself or will be hiring a special magistrate, review of special magis-
trate applications and selection of special magistrate (if the Board will not be
conducting hearings itself), contract with special magistrate and hearing
schedule. In addition to these matters, the VAB may consider other items as
may be appropriate or timely.
Anyone who appeals a decision made threat will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.

Barbara S. Butler, Clerk
Hendry County Value Adjustment Board




August 27, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 21


FWC opens python captures to hunters on South Florida WMAs


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) and Big Cypress
National Preserve will implement a program
to reduce the number of Burmese pythons
in the wild in Florida. Beginning Aug. 29, the
FWC and Big Cypress will enlist the help of
licensed hunters on specific wildlife man-
agement areas in South Florida.
To move forward quickly for the 2009
hunting season, an executive order was
signed by the FWC to allow hunters on spe-
cific areas to take any Reptile of Concern, in-
cluding Burmese pythons, when the hunters
encounter them.
The order also will apply to those who
have received permits to participate in the
alligator hunt program in the specified areas.
The FWC will be considering rule changes
as necessary to follow up on this order for
more long-term measures.
The order states, "Reptiles of Concern
as listed in Rule 68A-6.007(1)(a)-(f) may
be taken during established seasons for the
taking of game animals or alligators on the
areas and only by persons properly licensed
and permitted to take game animals ... or
alligators."
Reptiles of Concern may not be taken out
of the areas alive. The order also requires
hunters to report the take of Reptiles of Con-
cern within 36 hours and to provide the FWC
with specific data about the reptile taken.
For more information on data collection,
go to the Quick Clicks area of MyFWC.com
and select "Burmese pythons."


The lands specified in the FWC order are
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land,
Rotenberger and Big Cypress wildlife man-
agement areas. Everglades National Park is
not a participant in this particular program.
However, the FWC is working with Big
Cypress, the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District and the National Park Service
to manage the Burmese python problem in
the area of South Florida that encompasses
the Everglades.
The Big Cypress National Preserve is in-
strumental in enlisting support from hunters
through its Partnering with Hunters pro-
gram.
"It is only natural that we enlist the aid of
hunters," said Rodney Barreto, FWC chair-
man. "Historically, hunters have played a
great role with wildlife conservation in this
country, and they know the land and have a
vested interest in conserving native habitat
and game species."
In July, the FWC began issuing permits
to selected recipients to go into these wild-
life management areas to search for and
euthanize Reptiles of Concern. The permit
holders and licensed hunters may remove
the hide and meat of the reptiles from the
state-managed lands. However, according
to the National Park Service, mercury testing
on two dozen captured Burmese pythons in
Everglades National Park revealed extraordi-
narily high levels of mercury in the meat.
These levels are well above those consid-
ered safe to eat in freshwater fish and alliga-


tors. The FWC is working with the National
Park Service and the Florida Department of
Health to get a broader view of this issue. It
will provide updates as further information
about mercury levels becomes available.
The FWC's goal for these programs is to
contain the spread of Burmese pythons in
the wild and prevent the establishment of
other Reptiles of Concern. Data collected by
hunters on these state-managed lands at the
edge of the range of Burmese pythons will
assist in preventing movement of pythons
out of this range.
It is estimated there are thousands of Bur-
mese pythons in the wild in South Florida.
Experts believe pet owners may have re-
leased pythons into the wild when they had
grown too large for the owners to care for
them.
It is illegal to release any nonnative spe-
cies, including Reptiles of Concern, into the
wild. Besides Burmese pythons, the FWC's
list of Reptiles of Concern include the Indian
python, reticulated python, African rock py-
thon, amethystine or scrub python, green
anaconda and Nile monitor lizard.
If Reptile of Concern pet owners cannot
keep their snakes anymore, they can turn
the reptiles in during the FWC's Pet Amnesty
Days. These events are held around the state
to provide the opportunity for people to sur-
render their nonnative pets, with no ques-
tions asked.
The next one is Nov. 7 in the Tampa area.
Every attempt is made to place all healthy


animals with qualified adopters. People with
properly licensed Reptiles of Concern also
may give them to other licensed individuals.
For more information on Pet Amnesty Days,
go to MyFWC.com/Nonnatives.



Briefs
Continued From Page 20
The church has plans to expand its pres-
ent facilities and parking lot.
Jackie Miller, Minister, extends a cordial
welcome to all who wish to attend.
Food Bank at Iglesia Vida Nueva
Everyone hits hard times at some point.
To ease the crisis a small food bank is
open at Iglesia Vida Nueva on Sundays from
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Restrictions apply. Iglesia Vida Nueva is
located at 217 East Aztec Ave in Clewiston.
For more information please call 863-983-
1070.
Services Times at Iglesia Vida Nueva
Sunday services will be 11 a.m. VI.D.A
Kids 4-10; VI.D.A Teens 12-18 celebration
services will begin at 6 p.m.
Monday services begin at 7 p.m. C4 Youth
Group for ages 12-18.
Wednesday prayer and bible study ser-
vices will begin at 7 p.m., Friday prayer and
bible study will also begin at 7 p.m.


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22 Glades County Democrat Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 27, 2009


Landmark agreement bolsters Everglades restoration


State-federal agreement
puts partnership
infrastructure in place

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Lead state and
federal agencies earlier this month signed
an interagency agreement critical to the suc-
cess of Everglades restoration.
The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
of the Army for Civil Works, Terrence (Rock)
Salt, joined the district's Governing Board
Chairman, Eric Buermann, to sign the agree-
ment at the West Palm Beach headquarters
of the South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict. Members of the public and multi-agen-
cy staff, including several partner agencies,
celebrated the signing.
"This agreement paves the way for us to
begin construction of important Everglades
restoration projects. We're at a transition
point going from projects described on
paper to projects built on the ground," Salt
said. "We now have the agreements in place


that will support Everglades' projects that
were only a decade ago little more than
hopes and dreams."
The Master Agreement, which applies to
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
(CERP) projects, contains important provi-
sions that determine how the Corps of Engi-
neers and the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District will address key issues related
to project construction including cost-shar-
ing, operations, maintenance, repair and
oversight by agency technical staff.
The technical and legal complexities as-
sociated with restoration of the Everglades
ecosystem made completing the Master
Agreement a challenging effort that required
several years to complete. Negotiations re-
quired the direct engagement of myriad
agency experts at all levels.
"The Master Agreement is unique among
Army Corps of Engineers partnerships be-
cause ten years ago Congress determined
that the federal government and the South
Florida Water Management District would


be equal partners in Everglades restoration.
Equal partners means joint decision mak-
ing. We needed a whole new framework for
establishing this stage of the 50-50 partner-
ship," Salt said.
The signing of the CERP Master Agree-
ment and the individual project partnership
agreement for the Picayune Strand Restora-
tion Project allows the Corps to move for-
ward with construction of the Merritt Pump
Station and restoration of thousands of acres
of wetlands. The Corps plans to initiate con-
struction on the pump station before the
end of the year.
The Everglades restoration plan provides
the framework for future restoration proj-
ects. At the federal level, the Army Corps of
Engineers leads the implementation of CERP
and other key projects such as the Kissim-
mee River restoration and Modified Water
Deliveries to Everglades National Park. CERP
is composed of 68 individual projects that
"get the water right" to restore the massive
Everglades ecosystem, a national treasure.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC

HEARING

TO CONSIDER A

SMALL SCALE

COMPREHENSIVE

PLAN AMENDMENT


Notice Is hereby given that the Hendry County
Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will hold a
public hearing on the following petition on
September 22. 2009 at 505 p m at the Hendry
County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E
Hlckpochee Ave, La Belle, Florida. The BCC will
consider the recommendation of the LPA, and
determine if the application is consistent with the
Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and the
Hendry County Land Development Code
Copies of the files and information regarding the
petition are available for public inspection at the
Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department,
165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be
viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may
appear at said meeting. If a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Board with
respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, he or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based


Petition Number:


CPA08-0001


Applicant: Grace and Ashley George,
represented by Julie Wilkins, LaBelle Planning,
LLC
Ordinance title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE
HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDI-
NANCE 99-13, AS AMENDED, BY SPECIFICALLY
AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP BY
CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION
OF APPROXIMATELY 4.49 ACRES FROM TRANSI-
TIONAL TO INDUSTRIAL FOR PROPERTY KNOWN
AS THE GEORGE PARCEL; TRANSMITTING SAID
AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR NOTIFICATION
OF A SMALL SCALE AMENDMENT; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY: AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
Location: 4255, 4225,. 4215, 4185,
4175, and 4159 South SR 29, LaBelle, FL


Properly size:


4.49+/- acres


Photo/nationalgeographic.com
A partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District places the
structure of partnership in place, allowing both agencies to concentrate on Everglades restoration.


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24 Glades County Democrat Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 27, 2009


Church
Continued From Page 1

nole, Oklahoma was a guest speaker who
made the congregation and visitors feel com-
fortable with his gentle humor. He brought a
message of fellowship for friends as well as
strangers. Rev. Barnett commended the life
long dedication by women in the church for
without them the churches may have died
out.
Rev. Wonder Johns ended the church
service by reminding patrons to love your
neighbors. Rev. Johns has been the church
pastor since 1996. Barbeque was catered by
Renegades Restaurant from the Hard Rock
Hotel in Hollywood.
The First Indian Baptist Church of Brigh-
ton is located in the Seminole community of
Brighton in Glades County on the west bank
of Lake Okeechobee. Call 863-357-0013 for
more information.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
abolan@yahoo.com.


Fraud
Continued From Page 1

Patrons of the park paid admission fees in
cash to ride four wheel vehicles in the mud
for recreation or in competitions. The motor
park business has been closed.
Both suspects have entered into a plea
agreement with the United States District
Court of the Middle District, Fort Myers Divi-
sion. The penalty carries a maximum of not
more than three years imprisonment with-
out parole and a fine of up to $100,000.
Defendants David Rice and Tamara Cot-
ner have waived the right to be charged by
way of indictment before a federal grand
jury. Defendants agree to pay all taxes, inter-
est and penalties found to be lawfully owed
and due to the Internal Revenue Service.
Department of Treasury investigator,
Norm Meadows, reminds south Florida resi-
dents that the Internal Revenue Service will
examine possible infractions in small towns
and rural areas as well as in high profile cas-
es such as the investigation of actor Wesley
Snipes.
"The IRS conducts investigations all over
the world," said Mr. Meadows.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
abolan@yahoo.com.


Now available at Family Eye Care
863-675-0761


He said LOHA would increase theirs [cur- secure TIFF lands for lease to Glades County,
Note s rently seeking lease of state lands adjacent which may include some pits. Beck reported
to lands sub-leased to Glades County] by 70
Continued From Page 10 acres south of the old Parker place to Sports- that LOHA would wind up with basically ev-

LOHA [Lake Okeechobee Habitat Alliance] maBeck said Gary Ritter, Director of South erything theywanted, and part of their plans
concerning the Curry Island lease and the Florida Water Management District's includes stocking pond(s) with catfish and
meeting had been fruitful. Okeechobee Service Center, was trying to bream.


Briefs cont.

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National Wild Turkey Federation's Women's event


The National Wild Turkey Federation's
Women in the Outdoors program, in con-
junction with the Lakeport Chapter NWTF,
is hosting an event at Fisheating Creek
Campground on October 17, 2009.
The program is designed to offer wom-
en ages 14 and over the opportunity to gain
valuable in-the-field skills in an environ-
ment that is non-competitive, educational,
and encourages success in the outdoors.
This exciting new program, Women in
the Outdoors, will target women who want
to learn outdoor skills through inexpensive
courses addressing such topics as camping,
fishing, wildlife habitat, hunting, canoeing,
birdwatching, archery and shooting sports.
This outdoor educational program will
provide the foundation to train women as
outdoor educators themselves, involve the
"family" in every aspect of conservation,
and will also help in developing a network

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

Shewmaker
Animal Hospital
1566 N. Bridge St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-2441
Fax 863-675-3629


Dr Lee Shewmaker D VM
Dr Bridgette Shewmaker-
Cochran D.VM.
Dr. Shana Damiana D.VM.


of outdoor enthusiasts with similar inter-
ests.
The NWTF is a 505,000 member, grass
roots, 501 (c) (3) non-profit conservation or-
ganization with members in 50 states and
12 foreign countries (Charitable # 88805
5621 RR 0001).
We are calling on local merchants to do-
nate merchandise or funding for this event.
Cash donations are 100% tax deductible
and merchandise donations may be 100%
deductible for the "fair market value" of the
product.
The NWTF/WITO committee will pro-
vide a donation receipt for your tax records.
All donations, either merchandise or funds,
will be used exclusively for the Fisheating
Creek WITO event.
Several special opportunities exist to
'underwrite' an activity at this event (see
following page). By underwriting an activ


'MOKAI.L
Hu*1- I n ^ u4 5 1 S
CELEBKbT1ON OF CULTURES
Immokalee will be having a Celebration of Cultures
festival on Friday Sept. 18th 6-12 pm, Saturday,
Sept 19th 12-10 pm, and Sunday Sept 20Th
12-5 pm at the Immokalee Airport.
There will be a Parade down Main Street, cultural
music, dance, fun and interactive children's activi-
ties, a chili cook off, art exhibits, and vendors.
Admission is $1 but free for children 3 and under
For more information and to register to participate, visit
www immokaleecelebration corn or call 239.252.2313
The event is being sponsored in part by the Immokalee Community Redevel
opment Agency, Redlands Chnstian Migrant Association, Collier County
Parks and Recreation, and Glades Media and is funded in part by the Collier
County Tourist Development Tax


ity your business/organization will be fea-
tured with signage at the activity as well as
special recognition in advertising before
and after the event.
Please contact Cheryl Henderson to dis-
cuss underwriting opportunities.
We can assure you that any donation
received for this Woman in the Outdoors
event will be put to good use.
We would sincerely appreciate any form
of support you deem appropriate.
If you have any questions, you can con-
tact Patty Molinaro National Coordinator
for the National Wild Turkey Federation's
Women in the Outdoors Program, Route 2,
Box 272, St. George, GA 31562, telephone
(912) 843-8110, or the Event Coordinator
listed below.
Thank you in advance for your support.





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