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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Glades County Democrat
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven, Fla.
Moore Haven Fla
Publication Date: September 3, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Volume ID: VID00308
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Vol. 83 No. 3

Glades at a
Glance


VFW Post 9528 to
host Labor Day dinner
On Monday, Sept. 7, VFW Post
9528 in Buckhead Ridge will host a
Labor Day ham dinner with sweet
yams, green beans, raisin sauce
and ice cream for desert. There will
also be a flag burning ceremony
held and door prizes with a whole
ham auctioned off. Donation for
the dinner is just $8 per person. For
more information, contact John
Patton at 863-467-0600.

Special needs shelter
Glades County Emergency
Management would like to remind
persons who have special needs
and will be requiring shelter dur-
ing an emergency, to contact the
Emergency Management office at
See Briefs Page 20


Lake Level


14.17 feet
above sea level


Index


Classifieds 14
Public Forum 2
Sports 3
Schools 11
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Training center proposed near Venus
Site would be in northeast Glades County, as well County. Some residents have had munity Affairs refers to the site in
as Charlotte and DeSoto Counties. a chilly response to the project south Highlands County. The prop-
Fisheating Creek The proposed Eagle National considering its possible 300 acre erty is located within the Fisheat-
Watershed on Glades Security Training Center may train firing range, 6,000 foot airstrip, ing Creek Watershed that includes
military personnel, security per- training towers and approximately portions of Gannet Slough on the
County border sonnel and first responders. How- 1 million square feet of buildings. south and John Henry Slough on
ever, the magnitude of the chosen Some are skeptical about the po- the east. These are major drainage


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

HIGHLANDS/GLADES -- A real
estate developer, Greg Eagle, has
made tentative plans to build a
security training center in south-
east Highlands County on nearly
8,000 acres of land that will border


site and its dormitories, single
family homes, multi-familiy hous-
ing, live firing range and water
treatment plans has the attention
of the Department of Community
Affairs, and conservation and en-
vironmental groups.
The training camp would be lo-
cated just south of Venus, a quiet
rural community in Highlands


tential training of foreign nationals
and mercenaries.
"Could this turn into a Black-
water training camp?" said a wor-
ried parent, long time resident of
Venus.
In a legal document titled
"Statement of Intent to Find Com-
prehensive Plan Not in Compli-
ance," the Department of Com-


ways providing inflow to Fisheat-
ing Creek. The document recom-
mended working closely with
South Florida Water Management
District, and had a filing date of
Feb. 25, 2009. The proposed site
also includes portions of Rainey
Slough.
See Training Page 20


Economy bites



humane society


Caloosa Humane
Society of Glades
and Hendry Counties
will have a yard sale,
Sept. 12
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES/HENDRY -- The Ca-
loosa Humane Society has served
Glades and Hendry Counties for
eight years. The society helps
homeless animals and provides
veterinary care at reduced costs
to family pets. Suzanne Bonnell,
executive director, explains that
your local non profit humane so-
ciety is not financially supported
by the American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,


nor the Humane Society of the
United States, nor local govern-
ment,
The society helps homeless
pets and livestock that are in se-
rious trouble, and strives to find
permanent homes for them. Af-
fordable spaying and neutering
services, and other veterinary
care are provided. Local people
who have used their services and
visited the LaBelle facility under-
stand the professional and sincere
work of volunteers.
"We know that times are
tough right now and to be honest
with you, we are feeling it, too,"
said Ms. Bonnell.
The Caloosa Humane Soci-
ety is totally dependent on the
generosity and kindness of local
people, according to volunteers.
See Humane Page 20


Boo Kitty received reduced spay service and vaccinations after
she was rescued two years ago. Patrons of the animals can do-
nate funds, supplies, volunteerism, or sponsor a foster animal
at Caloosa Humane Society which benefits Glades and Hendry
Counties.


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Local Weather


Weather Forecast for Glades County
from the National Weather Service.
Moore Haven and
surrounding areas:
Thursday: Scattered [-
showers and thunderstorms,
mainly after noon. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 91.
West wind around 6 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night: Scat- -
tered showers and thunder-
storms, mainly before mid-
night. Partly cloudy, with a
low around 72. Calm wind
becoming south between 4 and 7 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Extended Forecast:
Friday: Scattered showers
and thunderstorms, mainly
after noon. Partly cloudy, with &,
a high near 92. Chance of pre-
cipitation is 40%.
Friday Night: Isolated
showers and thunder., '...
before midnight. Partly ( i.I
with a low around 7 L.
wind around 5 mph ...... .-h,,
Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Saturday: Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly cloudy, with a high
near 91. Chance of precipita-
tion is 40%.
Saturday Night: Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a low
around 73. Chance of precipi-
tation is 20%.
Sunday: Scattered show-
ers and thunderstorms. Partly
cloudy, with a high near 91.
Chance of precipitation is
40%.
Sunday Night: Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a low
around 73. Chance of precipi-
tation is 20%.
Labor Day: Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a high near
91. Chance of precipitation is
40%.


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FEMA Check
US Representative Tom Rooney was pleased to present a FEMA check to the city of Moore Haven at River Forest
Yachting Center in Glades County. From left to right are John Ahern, city council member; U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney; Mike
Brantley, city council member and Florida State Rep. Denise Grimsley.


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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.


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Hot 25 Suner Seniors list released


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Glades Central's L.J. Thomas, the paper's first Hot 25 Super Seniors quarterback selection, recorded 357 total yards
(passing and rushing) in the Raiders 14-6 loss to Carol City in the Aug. 29 kickoff classic game in Miami.


Pahokee Blue Devils make
up about half of INI
Florida's All-Star picks

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
SOUTH LAKE REGION Independent
Newspapers Inc. is proud to announce its
selection for the "Hot 25 Super Seniors" all-
star football team.
The qualifications are straightforward:
A total of 25 high school senior football
players from the South Lake area's five
teams Moore Haven, Clewiston, Glades
Central, Glades Day and Pahokee were se-
lected based on this set of criteria:
Playing experience (at least one
year at position)
Potential positive impact on a team's
season
Possibility of playing college foot-
ball in 2010 and beyond
Now, this list was not easy to compile,
as it took a few weeks of discussion, brain-
storming, and thought to make sure that the
Hot 25 Super Seniors reflected the best of
the area.
In actuality, there were well over 30 se-
niors in the area that were considered for
the 'Early Season' Super Senior selections.
With that being said, the Hot 25 list will
be updated midseason (after the Week 6
games) and at the season's end (after the
Week 11 games).
There are no spots guaranteed for any
one throughout the season, which makes it
that much more important for each player
to give his best effort in each game.
The selection format consists of 11 Su-
per Seniors for offense and defense, respec-
tively.
That makes it 22 overall.
But the list wouldn't be complete with-
out the area's top three specialty players
- those picks are for players who have the
ability to excel at more than one position on
the field.
Without further ado, here are your Hot 25
Super Seniors:


Offense
QB Leron Thomas (Glades Central)
RB Antwon Chisolm (Glades Cen-
tral)
RB Fred Hall (Moore Haven)
WR Chris Dunkley (Pahokee)
WR Dennis Hall (Pahokee)
WR Fred Pickett (Pahokee)
C Doral Willis (Pahokee)
LT Willis Bowles (Pahokee)
RT Tony Kibler (Glades Day)
RG Lamarcus Thicklin (Clewiston)
LG Antonio Williams (Clewiston)
Defense
CB Merill Noel (Pahokee)
CB Tavares Crawford (Glades Cen-
tral)
FS Raheam Buxton (Pahokee)
SS Travis Bell (Glades Central)
OLB Zachary Allen (Pahokee)
OLB Corey Hill (Pahokee)
MLB Dillon Irey (Clewiston)
DE Willie Huggins (Clewiston)
DE Julio Ramos (Clewiston)


DT Richard Ash (Pahokee)
DT Antonio Ford (Pahokee)
Specialty Players
ATH Greg Dent (Glades Central)
WR/QB De'Joshua Johnson (Paho-
kee)
WR/CB Damian Smith (Clewiston)
Notations: QB quarterback, RB -
running back, WR wide receiver, ATH
- athlete, LG left guard, RG right
guard, LT left tackle, RT right tackle,
C center, CB cornerback, FS free
safety, SS strong safety, OLB outside
linebacker, MLB middle linebacker,
DE defensive end, DT defensive
tackle
In all, 12 Pahokee players were selected,
with six from Clewiston and five from Glades
Central. One senior each from Moore Haven
and Glades Day made the list.
Check back each week for more detailed
information on each of INI Florida's Hot 25
Super Senior picks.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be reached at nto-
blas@newszap.com.


INI/Naji Tobias
Fred Hall, Moore Haven's senior running back, is the Terriers lone representa-
tive on this paper's first-ever Hot 25 Super Senior list.


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H.S. football to air Friday nights on Sugar 900 AM


'Game Day on the Muck' live
from Clewiston on
Thursday, starting today

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
SOUTH LAKE REGION WSWN-Sugar
900 AM radio station, an area broadcasting
station, will begin bringing high school foot-
ball games to its programming.
Beginning tomorrow night, you won't ac-
tually have to attend a game to get the high
school football experience -- if for some rea-
son you can't make it to the games, you can
listen to the broadcast on the radio or on the
Internet.
New additions to Sugar 900's
radio coverage
A nifty addition to the radio experience
this season, according to Sugar 900 radio an-
alyst Mike D, is that fans will have access to
every competitive game each Friday night.
What that means is if, for example, Glades
Central is blowing out Dwyer by a 24-0 score
at halftime tomorrow night, Sugar 900 will
switch its broadcast to a more competitive
game from either Pahokee, Clewiston or
Glades Day.


If any team is either up or down by three
touchdowns, that game will be swapped for
a closer one.
Sugar 900 will provide listeners live in-
game updates from the area's teams every
half-quarter.
"The listeners will be getting all the live
information as it happens from all of our
area football programs," Mike D said of the
area's new broadcasting game feature.
"We'll be in position to make sure our
listeners feel like they're right at the game
each week."
The commentary is also available online,
via www.florida-cast.com.
If you visit the website, you'll notice that
the broadcast of Glades Day's kickoff clas-
sic game against John Carroll aired live last
Friday night.
And if you take a scroll through the ar-
chives, you'll get to hear games from last
season such as Pahokee's Class 2B state
championship game and Glades Central's
playoff game against Monsignor Pace (Mi-
ami).
Also new this year is the weekly live
broadcast on Thursday evenings the day
before each area game.
Entitled 'Game Day on the Muck', Mike D
and his broadcasting crew will be airing live
on Sugar 900 from 5:30-7 p.m.


The location of the broadcast will be at
Sonny's BBQ in Clewiston.
Speaking of Clewiston, Mike D said that
Sugar 900 AM has picked up the Tigers
games for the foreseeable future.
Clewiston fans will continue to enjoy
commentary from play by-play analyst
Smoking Joe Whitehead, who has been at
the helm for more than 25 years.
He'll be joined by John Polhill, who will
be the color commentator for the Clewiston
Tigers, and Mike D.
It'll be like 'John Madden, Al Michaels
and Bob Costas on the radio together,' joked
Mike D.
"We feel there was too much history in
Clewiston for the area not to be represented
in radio," he said.
"We know how important football is in
our area, so we respect the tradition that's in
Clewiston as well."


Sugar


900's


weekly


broadcasting schedule
Friday, Sep. 4 Glades Central @
Dwyer
Friday, Sep. 11 Kings Academy @
Clewiston
Friday, Sep. 18 Glades Central @
American Heritage (Delray)
Friday, Sep. 25 Glades Day @ Jupi-


ter Christian
Friday, Oct. 2 Clewiston @ Glades
Central
Friday, Oct. 9 Glades Day @ Sum-
mit Christian
Friday, Oct. 16 Coral Springs Char-
ter @ Pahokee
Friday, Oct. 23 Berean Christian @
Glades Day
Friday, Oct. 30 Pahokee @ Palm
Beach Lakes
Friday, Nov. 6 Dunbar @ Clewiston
Saturday, Nov. 14 Pahokee @
Glades Central (MUCK BOWL)
Each scheduled game, known to Sugar
900 as the 'Game of the Week,' will feature
play-by-play and color commentary from
Mike D and Pahokee Blue Devils legend
Rickey Jackson.
Sugar 900 will not be broadcasting any
games for the Moore Haven Terriers this sea-
son.
Nonetheless, this season features more
options than ever before, which should
make for a lively Friday night experience re-
gardless of where you're at.
"They (the listeners) just have to stay
glued to the radio," said Mike D. "I think
they're going to love our format."
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be reached at nto-
bias@newszap.com.


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Jesus Mendoza Jr., 63
CLEWISTON Jesus Mendoza Jr., of Clewis-
ton, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2009,
in Palm Beach Gardens, after a brief illness. He
was 63.
He was born Jan. 9, 1946 in Dilley, Texas, the
son of the late Jesus and Matilde (Gonzalez)
Mendoza Sr. Mr. Mendoza married Lidia Figue-
roa. He was a Truck Driver for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Lidia (Figueroa)
Mendoza; two sons, Adrian Mendoza of Clewis-
ton, and Rene Mendoza of Orlando; one daugh-
ter, Haydee Mendoza of Orlando; five sisters,
San Juana, Soenida, Franke, Severa, and Chona;
and grandchildren, Stephanie, Adrian, JR, Mela
nia and Aiden.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Au-
gust 29, 2009 in Saint Margaret's Catholic
Church, 208 N. Deane Duff, Clewiston. Father
Marcial Garcia presided.
Interment was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Cle-
wiston, with a mariachi band playing his favor-
ite songs.
Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 7 to 9
p.m. Friday, with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. in Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
Clewiston.

Katherine Taylor Harris, 90
HOBE SOUND, Fla. Katherine Taylor Harris,
of Hobe Sound, Fla., passed away Wednesday,
August 26, 2009. Mrs. Harris was born May 22,
1919 in Homestead, Fla. She was a native Flo-
ridian, graduating from high school in Canal
Point, Fla, and living most of her adult life in
Palm Beach County, Fla.
Mrs. Harris was the co-owner of Harris Insu-
rance Agency in Belle Glade, Fla.
She was a long time member of the First Bap-
tist Church of Belle Glade, Fla.
Katherine was a loving wife to Junius. Nur-
tured her family with love, and in retirement en-
joyed her hobbies of quilting and reading.
Survivors include her three daughters, Evelyn
(Leon) Bennett, of Palm Desert, Calif., Karen
(George) Cridlin, of Jonesville, Va., June (Car-
los) Valella of Tequesta, Fla; five grandchildren,
Jennifer Ghodsi, William Valella, Katherine T.
Bennett, Jay Cridlin, Fuller Cridlin; four great-
grandchildren, Madison Ghodsi, Alec Ghodsi,
Emily Valella, Katie Valella; her sister, Cleo At-
kinson, of Lake Harbor, Fla, and brother-in-law,
Herman Kleinhammer of Tampa, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., on
Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at the First Baptist
Church of Belle Glade, 17 NE Avenue B., Belle
Glade, Fla. 33430.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave-
nue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407, or to the Na-
tional Parkinson Foundation, National
Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Office of Develop-
ment, 1501 NW 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road,
Miami FL 33136-1494 in loving memory of
Katherine.


Frank Hendershot, 67
LAKEPORT Frank Hendershot, age 67, of
Lakeport, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at his
residence.
Born March 16, 1942, in Newton, N.J., he had
been a resident of Lakeport for the past 18 years
and was a member of the AM Vets of Buckhead
Ridge. He enjoyed woodworking and fundrais
ing for Hospice.
He was preceded in death by his brother,
Richard and parents, Walter and Ethel Hende-
shot.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine of Lakeport;
sons, Michael Hendershot of Sarasota, Joseph
Hendershot of Augusta, N.J., Christopher Hen-
dershot of Frorham Park, N.J.; brothers, Bob
Hendershot of Blairstown, N.J., William "Bill"
(Priscilla) Hendershot of Port Jervice, N.Y.; and
sister, Betty Doyle of Candor, N.J.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl.


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Raiders doomed by miscues in loss to Carol City


Moore Haven and Glades
Day win big

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
MIAMI It just didn't happen.
The Glades Central Raiders, for some rea-
son, weren't themselves in their 14-6 loss to
Carol City (Miami).
L.J. Thomas, the starting quarterback,
statistically had a better-than-average game,
with 309 passing yards (357 overall) and
threw for a touchdown.
That score came on Glades Central's very
first drive a two-play, 81-yard run that took
only 29 seconds.
The play, which came at 8:11 in the first
quarter, was a 45-yard strike to teammate
Greg Dent, who finished with two catches
for 69 yards in the game.
Shockingly, Glades Central never reached
the goal line again, though they would get
close several more times.
Thomas on Glades Central's inability to
find a consistent rhythm on offense:
"We started out with a bang, but our of-
fense just didn't capitalize on the opportuni-
ties we had in the game."
Though there were sparks of excellence
with the wide receivers Glades Central's 6-6
receiver, Kevin Benjamin, had five catches
for 108 yards in just two quarters Thomas
did throw two interceptions, one of which
appeared to be a pass completion.
Driving toward Carol City's end zone in
the second quarter, with 1:47 left, Thomas
lobbed a 54-yard pass to Demetrius Evans to
the Chiefs 23-yard line.
Inexplicably, as Evans caught the ball,
Carol City cornerback Troy Johnson some-
how stripped the ball right from his hands
as the catch is made.
That play was ruled an interception, kill-
ing a potential scoring drive.
At halftime, Glades Central was down 7-6
to Carol City.
The Chiefs took the one-point lead off
a 1-yard run from freshman running back
Bramond Snell, who methodically led Carol
City on a 13-play, 69 yard drive, answering
Glades Central's early score in the process.


Interestingly, though, Glades Central's
defense performed admirably, given the fact
they spent the vast majority of the game on
the field.
The Raiders defense, though allowing a
6-yard touchdown pass early in the second
half on a Devonte Mathis pass to Ruben
Lawhorn, were stingy and ferocious.
Glades Central's defenders allowed just
277 total yards and registered five sacks on
Mathis, with two each by rising underclass-
men William Likely and Robert Way.
"The defense did their part, we [the of-
fense] just didn't help them enough," Thom-
as said.
Thomas's other interception, meanwhile,
came with 6:38 left in the fourth quarter.
It looked like he threw a second down
pass right to Carol City cornerback Kenyatta
Marion, which made Thomas visibly and
uncharacteristically frustrated right after the
play.
"After I threw that second pick, I thought
the game was over for us," Thomas said.
"But when we got the ball back again, it
looked to be a big turnaround for us as we
were driving down the field."
After a Carol City punt, Glades Central
seemed primed to march down the field 85
yards with just 4:28 left.
Thomas completed four passes on that
drive, including a 30-yarder to Benjamin.
But it came down to the final two min-
utes, as Antwon Chisolm (11 carries, 52
yards) needed just one yard to net a first
down at the Chiefs 13.
With 51.3 seconds left, Carol City's run
defense put the brakes on Glades Central's
final drive as they stuffed Chisolm on a
fourth-and-1 play.
That effectively sealed the upset win for
Carol City, a Class 6A team who's in the
same district as Northwestern (Miami) and
Central (Miami).
"Glades Central is one of the best teams
in the state," said Mathis, who went 13-24
with 145 yards, one touchdown and no in-
terceptions. "Coach [Harold Barnwell] told
us how disciplined Glades Central was and
he told us not to take them lightly. After they
scored on the first two plays of the game, we
knew we had to bounce back. We couldn't
hold our heads down because there was a


Photo courtesy of Chuck Bethel
In Glades Central's 14-6 preseason loss to Carol City (Miami), Raiders wideout
Demetrius Evans completes a 54-yard pass from quarterback L.J. Thomas with
1:47 left in the first half. However, Carol City cornerback Troy Johnson strips the
ball from him, as he's credited with an interception.


whole game left after that."
Jessie Hester, Glades Central's head
coach, provided his assessment on the
game.
"L.J. had a really good game, but the re-
ceivers didn't help him at all," Hester said.
"They [the wide receivers] ran the wrong
routes and they didn't execute. But if we
played 100 games, collectively, I think our
receivers would play a lot better than that."
As for Glades Central's chances against
Dwyer tomorrow night?
"Our receivers, collectively, will never
have another game like that," Hester said
emphatically. "Our offense wasn't focused
against Carol City, but they'll do a lot better
against Dwyer. Hopefully, they'll write that
memory out of peoples' minds."
Glades Central also lost two fumbles,
with one each from Thomas and Dent.
Moore Haven 48, Coral Springs
Christian 6: Terriers quarterback Keonte
White, a junior, led the team with 135 yards
passing in the win.
White went 3-for-4 with a touchdown to
Lascelle Humphrey (two catches, 66 yards)
in the game.
Fred Hall registered 11 carries for 154
yards and two touchdowns, while White
added five carries, 96 yards and three rush-
ing scores of his own.
Vinton Lewis scored a touchdown on
just three carries, as he tacked on 100 rush-


ing yards in the game.
The Terriers offense, as a whole, rushed
for 389 yards and 524 overall.
The Moore Haven defense allowed just
155 total yards, with the defensive backs giv-
ing up just eight pass yards.
Glades Day 42, John Carroll 3: Gators
sophomore quarterback Tanner Redish was
13-for-17 with 150 yards, one touchdown
and no interceptions in the blowout win.
Eaton Spence caught a 6-yard touchdown
from Redish, while Kelvin Taylor scored two
rushing touchdowns and had 140 yards on
the ground.
Glades Day's defensive backs shined the
brightest, meanwhile, as Clint Johnson and
Ricky Christmas each returned interceptions
for touchdowns in the game.
Spence caught Glades Day's third defen-
sive pick in the fourth quarter, while Josh
Thornton locked down John Carroll's wide-
outs to the point no balls were thrown his
way.

Week 1 games
Glades Day at Benjamin 7 p.m.
Pahokee vs. Atlantic 7:30 p.m.
Glades Central at Dwyer 7:30 p.m.
Clewiston vs. American Heritage (Planta-
tion) 7:30 p.m.
Moore Haven vs. First Baptist Academy -
7:30 p.m.


INI/Naji Tobias
Thousands of Glades Central fans made the two-hour trip down to Traz Powell
Stadium in Miami to support the Raiders football team, even in a game that was
delayed by 1 hour and 17 minutes due to rain and thunderstorms.


INI/Naji Tobias
Here's a close look at the Glades Central Raiders cheerleaders, who were
dressed up in grand style at the Aug. 29 kickoff classic game against Carol City
in Miami.




8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 3, 2009


Clewiston Tigers drop Kickoff Classic Game
By Jeff Barwick out James Bigham for a 1l-yard gain and with Chris Herring, sophomore Chauncey Clewiston: 0 7 0 0 7
Clewiston journeyed to Martin County then Rios had runs of 13 and 10 yards. Thicklin and freshman Virthavious Robin- South Fork: 0 14 0 7 21
South Fork on Friday and the ranked Class Two plays later, Rios fired a strike to flank- son. Scoring:
4A Bulldogs were more than a handful for er Damion Smith on a slant pattern for a 14- Defensively, the Tigers should make a re- 2Q: SF: Zach Fisher, 3 yd run; kick failed.
the Tigers. yard touchdown play with only 51 seconds spectable showing this season.
While Clewiston wound up on the short remaining in the first half. Smith is a seasoned cornerback. SF: Chris Collette, 3 yd run; 2 pt conversion;
end of the 21-7 score the Tigers nlaved hard Bryant Richardson converted the point Linebackers Crosby, Chris Herring, Dillon Anthony Tellex, 3 yd run; Clew: Damion


and made a respectable showing.
The contest was delayed for about 20
minutes due to lightning in the area.
The first quarter was marked by two of
fensive possessions by each team, all of
which ended in punts.
Early in the second, the Bulldogs put to-
gether a five play, 62 yard drive with tailback
Zach Fisher carrying for the final 3 yards.
The drive was sustained by two quarter-
back keeper plays for 22 yards each.
The extra point kick was low.
The Tigers essentially handed the Bull-
dogs their other second quarter score when
punter Randy Massie dipped down to scoop
up a low punt snap and let his knee touch
the ground.
The Bulldogs took possession at the Tiger
5-yard line and took only two snaps to con-
vert for the score.
Then quarterback Anthony Tellex ran a
keeper off the left side for a two point con-
version and a 14-0 South Fork advantage.
Clewiston took the kickoff and finally got
the offense going.
Junior quarterback Andres Rios hit wide-


after.
Clewiston played spirited ball in the sec-
ond half and forced two Bulldog fumbles in
the third period.
Defensive end Landon McDuffie got the
first recovery and the other was by lineback-
er Edrick Crosby.
Zach Fisher got the Bulldog's final touch-
down on a 48-yard scamper with 2:46 left in
the game.
The Tigers mounted another scoring
drive after that but were finally stopped at
the South Fork 15 yard line with less than a
minute left in the contest.
Although not winning, the Class 2B Ti-
gers were outmatched in size and numbers
but put forth a good effort.
Rios showed excellent field presence
and when under pressure on passing plays
showed that he knew how to take off and
make something out of the play.
Wideout Damion Smith is a speed mer-
chant and has great skills on kickoff returns
and should provide some Tiger excitement
during the regular season.
At running back, the Tigers have depth


Irey and Fred Washington are all veterans.
Linemen Antonio Williams, LaMarcus
Thicklin and Willie Huggins are also return-
ees with great size and play on both sides of
the ball when needed.
Tight ends Darius Redd and Landon
McDuffie, both sophomores, are both im-
pressive in size and skills and also play both
ways.
The Tigers open their regular season this
Friday night at Cane Field as they host peren-
nial foe Plantation American Heritage in a
non-district game. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
1 2 3 4 Total


Smith, 14 yd pass from Andres Rios; kick
Bryant Richardson
4Q: SF: Zach Fisher, 48 yd run; kick Ber-
nard Hunter
Rushing: Andres Rios, 7/25 yds; Chaunc-
ey Thicklin, 4/24 yds; Virthavious Robinson,
5/23 yds; Chris Herring, 10/10 yds; Fred
Washington, 4/17 yds.
Passing: Andres Rios, 15/5/0 53 yards.
Receiving: Edrick Crosby, 2/24 yds; Da-
mion Smith, 1/14 yds; James Bigham, 1/11
yds; Fred Washington, I / 4 yards.


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September 3, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Glades County Democrat 11


Moore Haven High School orientation held for new teachers

The Teacher Induction Committee was
Crystal Drake, Coordinator (MHHS), Bertha f
Toleda (MHES) and Vicki McDougald (West
Glades). The two day orientation program t:
included breakfasts sponsored by Hide Out i
Catering, Suncoast Schools Credit Union
and the BP Deli. Lunches were provided r -
by the Lakeport Community Association
and the Muse Homeowner's Association.
Contributions for the lunches were provid- .
ed by: Larry Luckey, Prop. Appraiser, Joe f
Flint, Clerk of Court, Gall Jones, Tax Collec = "
tor, Wayne Aldrich, Superintendent, Donna -
Storter Long, County Commissioner, and
Stuart Whiddon, Sheriff. The teachers vis-
ited the JJ Wiggins Youth Center, received a
tour of MHES by principal Jim Brickel and
a tour of the Charter School at Brighton by
principal Russ Brown. The teachers received
Ethics training, a short history of the county
school system by School Board Chairman
Mike Pressley, a tour of one of the local Lake
Okeechobee locking systems in Lakeport as
well as visiting both the Lakeport and Muse
Community Centers and received other in-
formation to help them prepare for the up- Submitted photo
coming year and orient them to our area. Pictured from left to right: Sandra Allen (MHES), Amanda Horne (MHES), Linda Lambert (West Glades School), Lucy
We welcome them to the system and wish Flournah (West Glades), Ted Dearstyne (MHHS), Michael Bonneville (MHHS), Tori Clark (MHHS), not pictured Susan El-
them much success in Glades County. lioftt (West Glades).


School briefs


GC SD Annual District Report
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-
tions may be directed to the Supervisor of
NCLB/Federal Programs at 863-946-0202,
Ext. 127.

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.


Submitted photo

Kickoff Classic Game
The Moore Haven Terriers defense gave Coral Spring Christian fits in its Aug.
28 kickoff classic game, allowing just a late score and 155 total yards in a
48-6 blowout victory.


Submitted photo

Defense
Moore Haven junior quarterback Keonte White, who runs the 40 in 4.6 sec-
onds, eludes the Coral Springs Christian defense as he had a hand in four of
the game's touchdowns. He had three rushing scores and passed for one in
the Terriers big win.




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Taking a Walk in the Past: A Prelude to War


Growing conflicts between
famished Seminoles and the
people who took control of
their lands

By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The scrub cattle moved unwarily toward
a familiar oak hammock, whose cool shad-
ows provided them rest and escape from the
heat of the noon sun.
As the herd neared the hammock, a heif
er playfully broke away, kicking, frolicking,
and romping across the dry, prairie grasses.
The animal's youthful energy quickly
carried it past the hammock to an isolated
palmetto head, where a movement caught
its eye.
The naive and impetuous, young heifer
stopped and gazed with curiosity at the
strange creatures that lay partly concealed
behind the foliage.
A Seminole rose from the shadows of the
palmetto fronds, releasing a steel tipped ar-
row from his bow that hissed like a snake,
before finding its mark in the young cow's
side.
The arrow struck with a thud burying
itself, until only the wild turkey feathers re-
mained exposed.
The heifer leaped into the air, staggered,
then collapsed on the ground.
A soft bellow escaped the death, stricken
animal as the Seminole Indian quickly cut its
throat and began the task of butchering.
A long, sharp blade of Spanish steel cut
through hide and flesh as the Indian worked
quickly to quarter the animal.
One blade stroke cut across dark brand
marks, burnt deep into the hide, indicating
ownership.
The brand also represented 39 strokes
with a whip, to any Seminole, who was fool-
ish enough to get caught committing such
an act of thievery.
The ole saying, "two wrongs don't make
a right" is very true.
The Americans stole Florida lands from
the Seminoles, who then stole cattle from
the Americans.
Both Americans and Seminoles justified
their actions, regardless of the consequenc-
es to their people.
It is time to "Take a Walk in The Past" and
read about the events that led to the Second
Seminole Indian War.
The Treaty of Moultrie Creek in 1823 es-
tablished small reservations on the Apala-
chicola River and one large reservation that
started north of Ocala and extended south
of Peace River.
Most of the Seminoles were relocated to
the large reservation, which had poor lands
that hardly sustained them.
Florida Governor DuVal and other gov-
ernment officials requested additional lands
for the Seminoles.
A fertile area called Big Swamp was
added, increasing the reservation by 15 per-
cent.
The new fertile lands may have changed
the Seminoles food problems, were it not for
the droughts that descended on the South-


east in the mid 1820s.
The droughts impacted everyone who
was dependent on the soil, both Indian and
settler.
The Seminole fared worst during this pe-
riod because they were confined to reserva-
tions whose lands were dry and brown.
The droughts destroyed reservation crops,
forcing the Seminoles to become totally de-
pendent on the food subsidies allocated to
them in the Treaty of Moultrie Creek.
The subsidies were originally planned to
supplement the Seminoles only during their
first resettlement year on the reservations.
It was assumed that after the first year, the
Seminoles would be self sufficient again.
The situation became only bleaker be-
cause the food subsidies weren't sufficient
to feed the starving Seminoles.
Military official, General Brooke, stated in
his report to Washington that Indians were
starving to death on the reservations.
The governor, Indian agency, and military
officials in Florida, interacted on the Semi-
noles' behalf.
They requested additional subsidies, plus
extended aid to the Seminoles after the first
year of resettlement expired.
The wheels turned slow in Washington,
but aid finally came.
In the meantime, many famished Semi-
noles had become desperate and crossed
the reservation boundaries in search of
food.
The Florida frontier had no fences, so
livestock roamed free.
Cattle soon became prey for the starving
Indians.
White settlers were alarmed to see the
Indians outside the reservation.
Some were outraged when they discov-
ered the butchered carcasses of their free
roaming cattle and were ready to fight the
Seminoles; others were more sympathetic
to the Seminoles plight, feeding hungry fam-
ilies that stopped at their homesteads.
Florida officials, administrating the Semi-
nole Nation, soon became sandwiched be-
tween the Seminole and the settler.
The settler's loss of livestock generated
legitimate complaints, while starving Indi-
ans preying on the settler's livestock gener-
ated reasonable cause.
It was "Catch 22," so diplomacy became
the weapon of choice for the American of-
ficials in charge, who tried in every way to
avert bloodshed on the Florida frontier.
The growing issues between settlers and
Indians weren't restricted to the depletion of
livestock.
In 1827 and 1828, Governor DuVal al-
lowed the famishing Indians to travel out-
side the southern reservation boundaries
and fish on the west coast.
The fisheries along the Gulf coast were
either Spanish or had contact with the Span-
ish fishermen from Cuba.
Cuban fishermen brought trade goods
from Cuba to trade with the Indians, and
some of those trade goods included mus-
kets, powder and lead.
The reservation's inland boundaries set
in the Treaty of Moultrie Creek were estab-
lished to discourage trade between the Sem-
inoles and Cubans.
Needless to say, DuVal received much flak


from settlers and government officials, who
opposed Seminoles wandering outside the
reservations and trading with the Cubans.
Slavery was another source of friction be-
tween the Americans and Seminoles.
Fugitive slaves continued to live among
the Seminoles, much to the annoyance of
slaveholders, who demanded they be turned
over to their rightful slave owners.
However, the slave problem was far
more complex than black runaways fleeing
from their masters and seeking shelter with
the Seminole Indians in Florida.
True, there were a lot of runaway slaves
living in Florida, but there were also many
free blacks in Florida.
Some of the free blacks were birthed un-
der the Spanish flag, while others had gained
their freedom during the War of 1812, fight-
ing for the English.
There was also the problem of how to
deal with Seminoles that purchased black
slaves.
How would they be compensated, if they
gave up their slaves?
Last but not least, what was the fate of
children conceived by free blacks that had
married Seminoles?
To resolve some of the Indian problems,
the Florida government passed laws to help
keep interaction between American citizens
and Seminoles at a minimal.
In 1827, the Florida Legislative Council
passed an act to stop American citizens from
trespassing on reservation lands.
The act also required traders to have a
state license to trade with Indians at govern-
ment designated points.
Anyone caught breaking these laws
would be dealt with severely.
One clause in the act was aimed at the
Seminoles.
It stated that aiding a runaway slave was
a crime punishable by death.
That same year the council passed an-
other act, which stated that Indians found
outside the reservations could be given 39
lashes by the local justice.
Washington grew alarmed at the Semi-
nole and settler conflicts in Florida, so they
appointed Colonel Clinch the responsibility
of keeping peace between the Indians and
settlers.
Clinch centralized his troops around the
problem areas where Seminoles and settlers
collided.
He stationed troops near the Aucilla River
to maintain order, west of the Suwannee,
while other troops were stationed near St.
Augustine to maintain order in the east.
Additional troops were stationed at Tam-
pa Bay (Fort Brooke) and Ocala (Fort King).
The military's role was to maintain peace
on the Florida frontier territories at all cost.
With few soldiers, it was essential that the
commanders at the different posts be able to
communicate and move troops in a timely
manner, should a crisis develop.
It was imperative that a network of roads
be constructed to reduce travel time be-
tween forts.
The many roads were primitive by to-
day's standards and in some areas were no
wider than a foot path.
Several of the roads were quite long and
required much labor.


The road from St. Augustine to Pensacola
was over three hundred miles long, while
the road from Fort Brooke (Tampa Bay) to
Fort King (Ocala) was 125 miles long.
The nation's capital was satisfied with the
military changes, but knew the old issue of
the "Indian problem" was not going away.
Officials in Washington were receiving
signed petitions from Florida settlers, com-
munities and even the Florida Legislative
Council, requesting Seminole removal from
Florida.
The United States concluded that the
Seminole had to go, if there was to be peace
in Florida.
In 1827, Joseph M. White, the Florida Ter-
ritorial delegate, attempted to sell the Semi-
noles on the notion of moving west.
He told them the President of the United
States was offering a better country, plus
much more money and provisions, if they
were willing to relocate west.
The Seminoles were told the new coun-
try was a land of milk and honey.
I bet those wily Seminoles wondered
why the Americans weren't already staking
out their land claims on such a fine place!
Mr. White saved the best for last with a
sales pitch that even the ole wily Seminole
couldn't afford to decline.
He said, "Your Great White Father will
send soldiers and destroy your towns, if your
bad men do wrong in the future."
Somehow those few words sealed the
deal.
The Seminole Nation knew the handwrit-
ing was on the wall and that time was run-
ning out for them.
In 1828, five important chiefs signified to
Indian agent Gad Humpreys that they would
send a group of Seminoles to the western
country to scope out the land.
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 hours are Monday through
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 capacity and
presents movies on the history of Clewis-
ton, sugar cane harvesting, and the orange
industry.
Come by and enjoy a 45- minute group-
tour for only $2 per person.




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 29-027-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 Florida, Probate Di
vsion, 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 decedents estate on
whom a copy of this notice 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 decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
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
Anana R, Fileman
Flonda Bar No 0990612
Fileman Law Firm, PA
110 Sullivan Street, Suite ll
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Telephone 94I-833-560
Personal Representative,
James D Hull
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16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 3, 2009


South Florida Water Management District
Notice of Agency Action
The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its Agency
Action for an Environmental Resource Permit Modification of a surface we
ter management system to serve approximately 13,234 acres of agncultu
ral development known as McDaniel Ranch Basin D to be issued McDaniel
Ranch (McDaniel Ranch Basin D, 32800 County Road #833, Clewiston, FL
33440) Environmental Resource Construction/Operation Permit No
26 -00623 P is in response to application number 090515 16 to reduce the
size of pre treatment area PT-D2 by 36 6 acres in order to avoid an identi-
fied archeological site and to incorporate the as built elevations for drain
age structures W- D1, W D2 and W DI011A, all within Basin D of the
McDaniel Ranch agricultural development The project will drain into the
North Feeder Canal The permit is subject to 19 general and 14 special
conditions The Project is located in southeastern Hendry County, on ei
their side of County Road 833 in Sections 1-5, 8-16, 22 27, and 34-36,
Township 47 South, Range 33 East The Project is bordered by the Deer
Fence Canal on the north, the North Feeder (L-28 Canal) on the southeast
The Permit and Staff Report issued July 20, 2009, including general and
special conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets
SFWRID statutes and rules, can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Veguil-
la, Deputy Clerk, during normal business hours, 8 00 am to 5 00 p m,
Monday through Fnday, except legal holidays, at 330 Gun Club Road,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or by telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension
6739
The Districts agency action as set forth in the staff reports shall become
final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under
Sections 120 569 and 120 57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for
filing a petition The procedures for petitioning for a heanng are set forth
below, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District=s per-
mitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (heanng)
under Sections 120 569 and 120 57 of the Florida Statutes The petition
must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received)
In the Office of the Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun Club
Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 Pursuant to Rule 28-106 104 Fla Ad-
mm Code, any documents received after 5 00 p m shall be filed as of 8 00
a m on the next regular business day Filings by e-mail will not be accept-
ed A copy of the Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the
persons named above at the address indicated Failure to file a petition
within the 21 days of publication of notice, or other receipt of the written
notice, whichever first occurs first constitutes a waiver of any nght such
person has to an administrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Sec-
tions 120 569 and 120 57, Fla Stat as provided by Subsection
28 -106.11(4) Fla, Admin, Code, The petitioner shall mail a copy of the pe-
tition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing
A pebtiton that disputes the material facts on which the District=s action
s based must contain the information set forth in Rule 28 106.201(2), Fla.
Admin Code, including'
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency=s
file or identification number, if known,
(b) The name address address, and telephone number of the petlloner,
the name, address and telephone number of the petitioners represen-
tative, if any, whic shall be the address for service purposes during the
course of the proceeding, and an explanation of how the petitioners
substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination;
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the
agency decision,
(d)A statement of all disputed issues of material fact, If there are none
the petition must so indicate'
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules
and statutes which entitle the petitioner to relief, and
(f) A demand for relief
A petition that does not dispute the matenal facts on which the Distrct=s
action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
28-106 301, Fla Admin Code Because the administrative heanng process
is designed to formulate inal agency action, the filing of a petition means
that the Districts final action may be different from the position taken by it
n this notice,
In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may
elect to pursue mediation The election may be accomplished by filing with
the District a mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i e,
the applicant, the District, and any person who has filed a timely and suffi-
cient petition for a heanng) The agreement must contain all the informa-
tion required by Rule 28-106 404 Fla Admin Code The agreement must
be received in the District Office of the Clerk, within ten days after the
deadline for filing a petition, as set forth above
332129 CN 9/3/09


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN OF
WIDENING AND RESURFACING CR 833
FROM BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION TO
4 MILES NORTH AND CR 833 CURVE AT THE INTERSECTION
OF CR 833 AND CR 846 IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
RFQ. No: 2009-35
OPENING DATE: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing proves
signal services in connection with the design of CR 833 from the Big Cy-
press Reservation to 4 miles North and CR 833 Curve at the intersection of
CR 833 and CR 846 in Hendry County Must have experbse in construction
design for Roadway Improvements, Proposers shall have all services
available in-house or may propose multiple firms, which have joined to-
gether to provide the vanous required disciplinary services in order to offer
a complete submission. Individuals and firms properly registered in the
State of Florida are encouraged to submit their qualifications for considera-
tion All submittals (see Section IV, Submissions Requirements) received in
response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee
In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of
County Commissioners at the C E Hall Building (Clerke Office) in the
Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle
Florida by 2 00 p m, September 23, 2009, at which time all responses to
this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses
A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Engineering Office located at 99 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle
FL (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address
or by calling (863) 675-5222 Instructions and RFQ documents will be
mailed upon request, however, Hendry County will not guarantee the ac
curacy or completeness of documents sent via email,
The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to
contract for any services The County reserves the right to re ect any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancer in part or in
its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks
Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterpnse participation
Board of County Commissioners
Janet B Taylor
332048 CB/CN 9/3,10,17/09


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G PUBLIC INFORMATION WORKSHOP
NEW RIVER CROSSING
(Fort Denaud Bridge Replacement)
Project Development & Environment Study

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: LaBelle Civic Center
481 Highway 80 West (Behind City Hall)
LaBelle, Florida

Hendry County has scheduled a Public Information Workshop for the
proposed New River Crossing bridge project A study is currently being
conducted by Hendry County to determine the type, location, and design of a
new bridge across the Caloosahatchee River, locally known as the
Okeechobee Waterway, connecting SR 80 and CR 78 in northwestern
Hendry County Six alternatives are proposed: East Alternatives 1, 2, and 3
and West Alternatives 1, 2, and 3

The Public Information
Workshop will provide "
interested citizens the
opportunity to see the I
concept plans, to ask
questions, and express B a
their views concerning the s
design, location, and any j
potential environmental
impacts associated with the (
proposed new bridge
and approach roadways. I .eeaasin,
West East
The workshop will be an AlMImamivs AltauivM
open-house format so the public may arrive at any time between 5:30 pm and
7.30 pm. Aenal photographs, conceptual plans, and other project-related
information will be on display. County staff will be available to answer
questions and discuss the project Please note that this is not a Public
Hearing A formal Public Hearing will be held at the Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2009.

Project documents will be available for public review from September 10,
2009 until November 6, 2009 at the Barron Library, 461 N. Main Street,
LaBelle. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm,
and Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The documents will also be
available for review at the Hendry County Engineering Office located at 99
East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other
non-discrimination laws, public participation is solicited without regard to race,
color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons
who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities
Act or persons who require translation service (free of charge) should contact
Bonnie Hanshaw at (863) 675-5222 at least seven (7) working days prior to
the workshop

Any questions regarding the project should be directed to Shane Parker, PE,
Project Manager, at (863) 675-5222, by email to sparker@hendryfla.net, or
by writing to the Hendry County Engineering Department, P.O Box 1607,
LaBelle, Florida 33975.


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN OF
WIDENING AND RESURFACING CR 78 FROM OLD CR 78 TO
SLAUGHTERHOUSE CURVE (APPROXIMATELY 2.3 MILES) IN
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
RFQ. No: 2009-36
OPENING DATE: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing profes
signal services in connection with the design of CR 78 from Old CR 78 to
Slaughterhouse Curve (approximately 2 3 miles) in Hendry County, Florida
Must have ex petise in construction design for Roadway Improvements.
Proposers shal have all services available in-house or may propose multiple
firms, which have joined together to provide the vanous required discipl-
nary services in order to offer a complete submission Individuals and
firms pro erdy registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit
their qualifications for consideration All submittals (see Section IV, Sub-
missions Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed
by a County Evaluation Committee In order to be considered, submittals
must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C E Hall
Building (Clerks Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E
Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2 00 p m, September 23, 2009, at
which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of
one or more witnesses
A copy of the Instructons and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Engineering Office, located at 99 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle,
FL (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address)
of by calling (863) 675 5222 Instructions and RFQ documents will be
emailed upon request, however, Hendry County will not guarantee the ac
curacy or completeness of documents sent via email
The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to
contract for any services The County reserves the right to re ect any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks
Minonty and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation
Board of County Commissioners
Janet B Taylor
332042 CB/CN 9/3,10,17/09


Public Notice


[Publc bik otice


NOTICEOF ACTION NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS- FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-
PROPERY PROPERTY


TO: Unknown Heirs of Michael
H. Awbrey, Deceased ADDRESS
UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS: N/A
Residence unknown, if living, include
Ing any unknown spouse of he said
Defendants, if either has remarried
and if either or both of said Defen-
dants are dead, their respective un-
known herls, devisees grantees
assignees, creditors, lienors, and
trustees and all other persons claim
mg by, through under or aginast the
named Defendant(s), and the afore
mentioned named Defendant(s) and
such of the aforementioned un-
known Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defen-
dants as may be infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not suil uns,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
irng real property, in and being
and stuuaed in Hendry county, 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
NE-QUARTER OF SECTION 22,
TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31
EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLOR-
DA ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 3,
BLOCK P, PIONEER PLANTATION,
AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION
more commonly known as 3300 Pio-
neer llth Street, Clewiston, FL
33440
This action has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defense if any,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, dLI At
tormeys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 10004 N Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112 Tampa FL 33618 within
thirty (301 days after the first publi-
cation of this notice and file the
original with the clerk of this Court
eiter before service on Plaintiffs at
tourney or immediately there after
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 20th day of August,

BARBARA S. BUTLER
Circuit and County Courts
By /S/ S Miller
Deputy Clerk
331311 CN 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 Distict, at Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Flori-
da, on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at 8 D0 A M for the purposes of
1 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;4/3/09

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
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 Proposals
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 $110,00000
Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
our website at htto /wtww dot state fl us/contractsadminstrationdistncti
#PLANHODRS%0 or by calling (863) 519-2559
331033 CGS 8/27,9/3/09


TO: Emma J S Smith a/k/a Emma
Smith ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOdE LAST KNOW ADDRESS IS
448 Avenue S Southwest, Moore
Haven, FL 33471
Residence unknown, if living, includ-
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,
assignees, creditors, lienors, and
trustees, and all other persons claim-
ing by, through, under or against the
named Defendant(s), and the afore
mentioned named Defendant(s) and
such of the aforementioned un-
known Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defen
dants as may be infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not sui jurls
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow
ing real property lying and being
and situated in G(ades County, Flori-
da, more particularly described as
follows
LOT 39, LESS THE NORTH 50 FEET,
AND ALL OF LOT 46, BLOCK 175,
IN THE CITY OR TOWNSITE OF
MOORE HAVEN FLORIDA ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA
more commonly known as 448 Ave
nue S Southwest, Moore Haven, FL
33471
This action has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your wntten defense, if ay,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, At
torneys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 10004 N Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112, Tampa, FL 33618, within
thirty (30) days after the first public
cation of this notice and file the
original 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
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 27th day of August,
2009
JOE FLINT
Circuit and County Courts
By. /S/ Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
331882 CN 9/3,10/09







NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Decedent's Trust Estate
Trust Estate of
Robert Earl Meyers C(Decedent")
Date of Decedent's Birth
October 18, 1927
Name of Trust' Ear and Ruth Ann
Meyers Joint Living Trust
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Dece
dent, Robert Earl Meyers, who lived
at 170 Daniels Read SE #173, Moore
Haven, FL 33471, died August 14,
2009 There is no personal represen-
tative of the Decedent's estate to
whom Letters of Authority have been
issued,
Creditors of Decedent are notified
that all claims against Decedent's
trust estate will be forever barred
unless presented to Trustee Amy S
Neuman at 5981 Driftwood Lane,
Bellaire, Michigan 49615 within four
(4) months after the date of publica-
tion of this notice
Amy S. Neuman
5981 Driftwood Lane
Bellaire, MD 39615
(231) 533-8067
331803 CN 9/3,10/09


[Public Notice


[Public Notice


Public Notice I


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE l20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case f: 2009-CA-000853
First Bank,
Plaintiff,
vs
Michael James Awbrey and Jeni
Kelly Awbrey; Maude A. Awbrey,
Individually and as Personal
Representative of the Estate of
Michael H. Awbrey (DOD
10/20/2008), Deceased Un-
known Heirs of Michael Aw-
brey, Deceased; First Bank;
Unknown Parties in Possession
#1; Unknown Parties in Posses-
sion #2; If Living, and all Un-
known Parties dalming by,
through, under and against the
above named Defendant(s) wiho
are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs Devisees, Grant-
s, or Other Ilaimants
befendant(s)


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000164
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trus-
tee for Option One Mortgage
Loan Trust 2007-1 Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2007-1,
Plaintff,
-vs-
Rilean Smith Hooker and Emma
J.S. Smith a/k/a Emma Smith;
Unknown Parties in Possession
#1; Unknown Parties in Posses-
sion #2; If living, and all Un-
known Parties claiming by,
through, under and against the
above named Defendant(s) whoi
are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grant-
ees, or Other Claimants
Defendants)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000213
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs
ALEJANDRO MARTINEZ MORALES,
etal,
Defendants)
NOTICE Of RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated August 21, 2009,
and entered in Case No 26-2008-
CA-000213 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Florida
wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
is the Plaintff and ALEJANDRO MAR-
TINEZ MORALES, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ALEJANDRO MARTINEZ
MORALES N/K/A TERESA PRADO,
TENANT #1 N/K/A MATILDA ORTIZ;
TENANT #2 N/K/A GABRIEL PRADO
are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI
DA at 1100AM, on the 23rd day of
Sept 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment.
LOT 4, BLOCK 2105, PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 3, A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 5021 GRAMERCY ROAD
LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Aug 24, 2009
Barbara S, Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By, /IS/ D, Hammond
Deputy Clerk
**See Americans with Disabilities
Act**
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to particl-
pate in this proceeding should con
tact the Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee
County Justice Center, Room 3112,
1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers,
Fonda 33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299, 1-800955-8771
(TDD), or 1800 955 8770 (v), via
Flonda Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to this proceed-
Ing
331880 CN 9/3,10/09
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, Florl
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 Seegmille, 109 Huntley Court,
Lake Placid, FL 33852, on or before
September 24, 2009, and file the
original with the clerk of this court
either before service on Plaintiffs or
immediately after service; otherwise,
a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com
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 IS/ Bonny Rhymes
Deputy Clerk
331302 GCD 8/27;9/3,10,17/09


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September 3, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 17


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
Case I: 2009-CA-00o151
JPMHogan Chase Bank, National
Association,
Plaintiff,
-55-
Tylon Fraley; Unknown Parties
in Possession #1; Unknown Par-
ties in Possession #2; If living,
and all Unknown Parties claim-
ing by, through, under and
against the above named Defe-
dent(s) who are not know to be
dead or alive, whether said Un-
known parties may claim an in-
terest as Spouse Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, or Other
Claimants
Defendants)

FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-

TO Tylon Fraley; ADDRESS UN-
KNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS 2145 Riverside Drive
Southwest, IK/A 2286 Riverside
Drive, Moore Haven, FL 33471
Residence unknown, if Iling, inmdud-
ing any unknown spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has remarried
and if either or both of said Defen
deants are dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devises grantees
assignees, reditors, honors, and
trustees, and all other persons claim
ing by, through, under or against the
named Defendant(s); and the afore-
mentioned named Defendantls) and
such of the aforementioned un
known Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defen-
dants as may be infants, income
tents or otherwise not ssi juris,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing real property, lying and being
and stated in Glades County, Florn
da more particularly described as
follows'
LOT 6, RIVERV3EW, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
128, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA,
more commonly known as 2145 Riv-
erside Dnve Southwest, a/k/a 2286
Riverside Drive, Moore Haven, FL
33471
This acbon has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defense, if any,
upon SHAPIRO & FTSHMAN, LLP At-
torneys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 10004 N, Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112, Tampa FL 33618, within
thirty (30) days after the first publi-
cation of this notice and file the
onginal with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintifft at-
torney or immediately there after,
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 27th day of August,
2009
JOE FLINT
Circuit and County Courts
By /S/ Jennifer eves
Deputy Clerk
332001 CN 9/3,10/09
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of
Clewiston, LaBelle and Hendry
County will hold the Regular
Monthly Meeting on Thursday,
September 3, 2009 at 5 00 PM at
The Greentree South Community
Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that
may be brought before the Hous-
Ing Commission. Any person or
persons wishing to appeal any de-
cision made at such meeting must
ensure that a verbatim record s
made upon which the appeal is to
be based
The meeting will include any bdsi
ness before the "Hendry County
Non-Proft Housing, Inc"
331985 CB/CN 9/3/09

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Port LaBelle Community Devel-
opment District Board of Supervisors
will conduct a Public Heanng and
meeting of the Board of Supervisors
on Thursday, September 10, 2009,
at 505 PM, at the District Office,
3393 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle,
Flonda
The purpose of this meeting is to ap-
prove the proposed budget and con-
duct routine business
This meeting is open to the public,
Scott Wegscheid
Chairman
331879 CB/CGS 9/3/09


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House"?
By Jackie Miller, Evangelist
First Christian Church
At another time, much like our
own, Genesis 6:5 says "And God
saw that the wickedness of man was
great in the earth, and that every
imagination of the thoughts of his
heart was only evil continually."
God told Noah to build an Ark
"for the salvation of His House."
Noah obeyed what God com-
manded!
Noah and his family were saved
because he did what he was told to
do.
Parents, what about "Your
House."
Are the members of your house-
hold saved?
Your children and your grandchil-
dren?
You are instructed to "Bring up a
child in the way he should go," and
"Bring your children up in the nur-
ture and admonition of the Lord."
Are you doing that?
The world is wicked and danger-
ous, therefore, children need a place
of safety.
That place is the home.
The home should be a haven in
a heartless world, a place of safety
and security.
Home should be the first place
where any child hears of and expe-
riences first-hand what the love of
Christ means.
Yet, sometimes this is the very
place we neglect the most.
We are so busy with so many
things that we neglect the most im-
portant things.
We make sure our kids are in-
volved in little league, ballet, and so
many other activities, that we don't
have time to make sure they are in
church and Sunday School.
I don't know how many times
I have heard parents say, "We just
can't make it on Wednesday night;
that's when Junior is playing foot-
ball."
"We know we need to be there
Sunday night but that's the night of
our little Betty's dance recital."
What are we saying to our chil-
dren?
"Everything you want to do is
more important than being with
God's people to study His Word and


enjoy the fellowship with fellow
Christians."
How can we change this?
Well, we will need parents who
are committed to Christ FIRST!
Parents who aren't afraid of their
own children. Parents who will say,
"I know you would like to do that
but it interferes with Church."
We need to let our children know
that all other activities are second to
Christ and his church.
We need parents to begin to sup-
port the youth program of the con-
gregation.
They need to make sure their
children are in Youth Group and in
Preaching.
They need to get them in a place
where they are surrounded with oth-
er Christian Youth.
We need to read scripture to our
children and have them read it to us
as well.
We need to meet together and
have prayer as a family.
Make your home a place where
your children can find protection
from the world.
Make it a place they enjoy.
Make it a place of learning and
sharing.
Make it a home where Jesus
would feel welcome!

College Thoughts
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I'm a fan of college football. Most
of the teams have reported back
to begin practice, and we are days
away from the first games!
But as intense as every Saturday
promises to be, do you realize that
most of the games are being won
and lost right now, before they are
even played?
Who shows up in shape?
Who has been watching extra
films?
Who is most focused and deter-
mined in practice right now?
People who study successful
men and women point out how in-
tentional they are with their time and
work.
Every action today is done with
tomorrow's challenge in mind -- a
challenge they will be most prepared
to meet.
We would do well to follow their
example, for there will come a time
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The challenge will begin, and the
time for preparation will be over.
We will win or lose by how pre-
pared we are for the moment.
We know that moment is com-
ing.
We need to ask ourselves what
we are doing right now to get ready
for it.
Just as football games are won or
lost in practice, spiritual victories are
won and lost in our preparation.
The moment is coming, and
what we are doing right now will
determine how well we do.
Jumping back to college
thoughts, do you realize if this years'
entering college class had been
more alert back in 1991 when most
of them were born, they would now
be experiencing a severe case of
d6jA vu.
The headlines that year railed
about government interventions,
bailouts, bad loans, unemployment
and greater regulation of the finance
industry.
The Tonight Show changed hosts
for the first time in decades, and the
nation asked "was Iraq worth a
war?"
For them, the Green Giant has al-
ways been Shrek -- not the big guy
picking vegetables.
They have never used a card cat-
alog to find a book.
They have never had to "shake
down" an oral thermometer, or
hand change the channels on a tele-
vision set.
Most are unfamiliar with a rotary
dial telephone, and chocolate chip
cookie dough ice cream has always
been a flavor choice.
Each new generation has its per-
spective shaped by its own experi-
ences.
I encourage you to take this op-
portunity to pray for all those young
men and women attending college
this year and what they will experi-
ence -- that they will remain strong
in their faith while in school and that
those who don't know Christ will
encounter a faithful Christian wit-
ness while in college.






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Religion briefs


Pahokee

Family Fun Day
The Good Shepherd Church of God will
be having a family fun day on Sept. 6 imme-
diately following the morning service which
begin at 10:30 am. The activity will last until
5 p.m. There will be food, water slide, face
painting, games, prayer tent, and live per-
formances from different church groups in
the community. There will be something for
everyone. The Zion Dancers and choir of
Good Shepherd will be there. Everyone is
welcome and all activities and food are free.


Palmdale Church
On Thursday, Sept. 10, Palmdale Church
will have food and fellowship at 6 p.m.
Gospel and the word will be held at 7 p.m.
Our Pastor this month will be Gena Brim of
Moore Haven. Gena has brought the word to
many church in the area. She preached at
the Church of God in Moore Haven and the
Minister Center in Lake Placid, and many
other churches. Come and listen to this fine
lady on the corner of 5th and main at the
Palmdale Community Center, we welcome
you.


More Haven Clewiston
Moore Haven


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).
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 Iglesla 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. V.I.D.A
Kids 4-10; V.I.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.


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.


As of Aug. 27, game farms in Florida can
be as large as 2,000 acres.
This increase, from 640 acres, and other
changes to the rules regulating game-farm
operation, received final approval from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) in June.
They are now part of Florida law.
Rule 68A-12.011 of the Florida Adminis-
trative Code replaces the old Florida statute
on game farms, while retaining substantive
portions of the previous statute.
The changes also provide exemptions to
licensing requirements, require readily avail-
able proof of a leasing agreement if game
farm land is leased, limit killing of game to
the licensee or bona fide employees and re-
quire record keeping.
If someone leases game farm property,
the effective date of the lease must cover the
game farm license period.
A copy of the valid and current lease
agreement must be submitted with the ap-
plication.
The code requires game farm operators


Rally day at First Christian!
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-


to make all records available for inspection
by FWC staff on request.
There are exemptions to the requirement
that owners of game animals be licensed.
They include bison ranchers and people
who own 50 or fewer live bobwhite quail
or nonnative game birds (except nonnative
ducks and geese) for pets, consumption,
or educational or dog-training purposes.
People who buy or receive eggs for food
or consumptive purposes also are exempt
from game farm regulations.
Records that game farm operators must
keep include papers on buying or selling
deer, elk or other "Cervidae."
For details on game farm rules, the proper
way to ship game using current captive wild-
life standards and how to prevent game from
escaping, go to www.flrules.org/Default.asp,
and enter Rule Number 68A-12.011.
To obtain an application for a game
farm license, go to MyFWC.com/RULESAN-
DREGS/Rules_Captive index.htm.


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September 3, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Glades County Democrat 19



A Review of August 24th county 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), R. L. "Bob" Giesler District
5, County Attorney Richard Pringle, County
Manager Wendell Taylor, Deputy County
Manager Public Safety Director Bob Jones,
Deputy County Manager Community Devel-
opment Director Larry Hilton and Planner-
in-training Erica Villafuerte and Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon.


BUSINESS AGENDA
4. Agreement between Glades County
and SFWMD (Taylor)
Board approved amendment to agree-
ment as requested by South Florida Water
Management District to reflect the actual
payment and deliverable schedule for the
millionn SFWMD is funding in 2009 for
Pearce Canal and Moore Haven Canal proj-
ects.
5. Cypress Knee Museum Consideration
(Taylor) Board discussed the written pro-
posal from Save Our Creek [SOC] President
Ellen Peterson for the County to accept con-
veyance of SOC's lease of the 1.38 acres and
Cypress Knee Museum near Palmdale. Cit-
ing prior issues with the author of the letter
and the fact that the State and Lykes chose
not to allow Gaskins family to buy the prop-
erty and continue their successful operation
of the museum, and because the County has
no funds to restore or renovate or operate or
maintain the museum, and that the property
is leased (not owned) by SOC, the Board
moved to not consider the SOC proposal to
take over the museum.
6. Probation Department: Department of


Assignment (Taylor)
Board considered Mr. Taylor's comment
that all but Glades County in the 20th Ju-
dicial Circuit have the probation depart-
ment under the Court Administrator. Board
moved to approve his recommendation that
the Probation Department remain under the
County Manager for the coming fiscal year
and authorized him to review and consider
the matter in the spring for possible change
for the next fiscal year.
7. Filling of Probation Position (Tay-
lor) Board authorized Taylor to advertise to
fill the vacancy of Probation Officer. Taylor
stated in the interim, Michelle Lanier was fill-
ing the position at the rate of pay set for the
position.
8. Approve RFQ for Architect (Taylor)
Board approved the proposed contract with
Clemons, Rutherford & Associates to pro-
vide professional architect services at the
reduced rate of 6% (normally 7%) of the cost
of the work for the construction of a pub-
lic health clinic, authorizing the Chairman
to sign the contract when the grant funding
is released to the county, which is expected
any time.


COUNTY ATTORNEY
Attorney Pringle commented that he had
worked with Mr. Taylor with revisions of the
Architects original proposed contract and it
was now acceptable to everyone.


COUNTY MANAGER and
DEPARTMENT HEADS
Deputy County Manager Community De-
velopment Director Larry Hilton announced
he had received official notice from South
Florida Water Management District of his ap-
pointment to the Water Resources Advisory
Council for a two year term. The Board ap-
plauded Mr. Hilton on the appointment.
Deputy County Manager Public Safety Di-


rector Bob Jones stated he was not able to
order the flu shots from the Health Depart-
ment but had another source at the same
price and had ordered 160 shots at the price
of $155 per 10 doses. The county has offered
to immunize all employees and their imme-
diate families free of charge.
Director Jones stated that in response to
recent calls thru the Sheriff's Office regard-
ing livestock he suggests the County build a
pole barn next to the Animal Control shelter
and fence in an area for keeping horses or
cows that must be impounded. He said the
Animal Control officer can feed the livestock
and water is there. He said it would be a co-
operative effort with the Sheriff.
Commissioner Giesler expressed con-
cern for liability and cost when neglected
and/or abused animals required veterinar-
ian services. Jones said we have been taking
them to Hendry County but cannot expect
them to continue to help in this matter, and
that we are having more calls.
Sheriff Whiddon stated, "The Whiddon
rule is if you have to borrow it twice you
need to do your own." Chairman Echols
told him we are operating under the "Echols
rules" and sometimes you could lease not
buy. Sheriff Whiddon said most ranchers do
not want these type animals put in with their
herds. Jones stated animals only have to be
kept until the courts rule and the maximum
is 30 days, after which the animals are sold
and proceeds go first to pay impoundment
costs.
Considerable discussion continued about
the need and liability, especially transporting
horses and required Coggins testing. Com-
missioner Storter stated after the issue was
discussed before she had contacted the ex-
tension service of University of Florida and
referred to an inspector in Okeechobee who
told her he could come examine animals
when they're brought in, document their
conditions and determine if vet services
were needed.
Sheriff Whidden stated his men are re-
sponding to a lot a calls for a cow out and


they're not cowboys, but frequently are put-
ting cows back into pastures which may or
may not be the cow owner's pasture but
they have to get them off the roads to pre-
vent injury. Echols asked if the owners were
being cited. Sheriff responded that fence
laws go back to the 1800s.
Commissioner Long stated that the cost
would have to be born by the county even if
it was the Sheriff who impounded them, as
he would have to add it to his budget.
The Board followed Sheriff Whiddon's
suggestion and requested Mr. Taylor to bring
back a proposed solution at the next meet-
ing.


PUBLIC INPUT ON NON-
AGENDA ITEMS
Gary Ritter, Director of South Florida Wa-
ter Management District's Okeechobee Ser
vice Center, congratulated Mr. Hilton on his
appointment to WRAC and stated that Mr.
Tommy Perry had also been appointed to
represent Glades County. We appreciate Mr.
Hilton and Mr. Perry for their willingness to
serve in this capacity.


COMMISSIONERS ITEMS
AND COMMENTS
Commissioner Storter stated she would
like to go on record that she is in support of
the 3% across-the-board raise proposed for
all county employees and the 5% raise for
the six employees recommended to receive
the additional 2%.
Commissioner Giesler reported that he
had visited the site of the Pearce Canal dredg-
ing project and was impressed with the one-
man operation. He said the dredge operator
controls all the operations with computers in
his "dashboard' including the pumps placed
at one-mile intervals on the discharge pipe.
He said one employee is placed at the end
where the material is pumped for disposal.


Dr. Gonzalo Echavarria Anesthesiologist at HRMC


By Glenda Wilson

We call him 'Dr. E'
Dr. Gonzalo Echavarria (called Dr. E by
many at the hospital) arrived at Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center last January as its new
anesthesiology. Originally from Argentina,
Dr. Echavarria and his wife, Carol, have two
children, a daughter who is two and a son
who is four.

Education
Today's anesthesiologists are physicians
who complete a four-year college program,
four years of graduate doctoral training, and
four more years of anesthesiology residen-
cy. Dr. Echavarria performed two years of
medical research at Columbia University in
the City of New York. Afterwards, he did a
one-year surgical internship at the University


of Pittsburg in Penn-
sylvania, but later
changed his focus to
anesthesia. He had
three years of train-
ing at Louisiana State
University and served
as Chief of Anesthesia
at that location before
graduating in 2006.
Shortly thereafter,
he moved to Florida
and joined the staff of
Wellington Regional
Medical Center, be-
fore accepting a posi-


.



Photo/Glenda
Wilson
Dr. Gonzalo
Echavarria at his
occupation.


tion at Hendry Regional.

An Anesthesiologist what is
that?


Anesthesiologists are medical doctors
who specialize in anesthesiology. Anesthe-
siology is the study and use of medicines
or combinations of medicines to produce
a partial or complete loss of sensation and/
or consciousness in patients. Dr. Echavarria
administers medication (called anesthetics,
anesthetic agents, or anesthesia) to reduce
or block pain caused by medical conditions
or injuries, or to manage and control pain
during and after medical procedures such
as surgeries.
Dr. Echavarria has a broad range of
knowledge in several different areas of med-
icine. Prior to administering anesthesia, he
must learn as much as possible about your
personal history, family history, and medi-
cal condition (e.g., illness or injury). He ap-
plies his knowledge of medicine to fulfill his
primary role in the operating room, which
is not only to ensure your comfort during


surgery, but also to make informed medi-
cal judgments to protect you. These include
treating and regulating changes in your criti-
cal life functions -- breathing, heart rate, and
blood pressure since they are affected by
the surgery being performed. Dr. Echavar-
ria is a specialist who will immediately di-
agnose and treat any medical problems that
might arise during your surgery or recovery
period.
'Dr. E' often works with other physicians
and nurses as part of a healthcare team to
monitor patients before, during, and after
they receive anesthesia. He may supervise
other anesthetists such as certified regis-
tered nurse anesthetists (CRNA's) who also
have advanced training in anesthesia.
Before having surgery, you may meet this
important physician specialist -- your anes-
thesiologist, Dr. Echavarria (Dr. E), who is
your advocate in the operating room.




20 Glades County Democrat Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 3, 2009


Training
Continued From Page 1
Groups such as Sierra Club, River Watch,
Audubon, Earth First and Save Our Creeks
have concerns for the watershed, the cor
ridor for panthers and bears; and for the


Humane
Continued From Page 1
Supplies and food are needed right now.
The society hopes that supporters will pick
up an extra item when they are at the store
and drop it by the facility in LaBelle in west
Hendry County.
Everyday the society uses 6-10 cans of cat
food, 3 cans of dog food, 20-40 pounds of
kitty litter, 2 gallons of bleach, 1/2 gallon of


unique staging area for thousands of Swal-
low-Tailed Kites in the Fisheating Creek
Wildlife Management Area. This happens to
be the bird of prey's largest migration roost-
ing site in North America.
After a ten year court battle to preserve
Fisheating Creek, conservation and environ-
mental groups are prepared to oppose the
"war games" center. According to an email

Simple Green, Dawn dish soap, 1/2 box of
laundry detergent, 4 kitchen garbage bags,
2 large garbage bags, 2 rolls of paper towels
and toilet tissue, 1/2 pack of copy paper, and
20 newspapers used for cage and litter box
liners. They daily use 1-20 cat vaccinations,
1-20 dog vaccinations, and 1-20 doses of
worm medicine. Donations are tax deduct-
ible and new volunteers are welcome.
The Caloosa Humane Society accepts
animals that have been released by the own-
ers. It does not accept stray animals directly.
First, a stray must be picked up by the local


from Save Our Creeks, a lawyer has been
hired.
"We will be retaining Andrew Dickman
to lead us in challenging this latest affront to
Fisheating Creek," said Ellen Peterson, Save
Our Creeks president.
Public hearings will be conducted by
Highlands County commissioners, Oct. 6.
The proposed settlement agreement and

animal control agency. Then, if the animal's
owners are not found, it may be transferred
to the society for adoption.
Upcoming events to benefit the society
include a huge yard sale, September 12, lo-
cated at the LaBelle Auction Co., 390 Bridge
Street, near the base of the bridge on SR 29.
A yard sale is held monthly.
A big social event called Caloosa Hu-
mane Society 3rd Annual Gala will be held
Oct. 17, at the historic Captain Hendry
House in LaBelle. This is an opportunity for
much needed funding. Caloosa Humane So-


rezoning will be addressed. For more infor-
mation on previous meetings, go to www.
clerk.co.highlands.fl.us and click on Board
of County Commissioners Meeting, then
click Board Meeting Live Broadcast. For con-
servation and environmental information go
to www.saveourcreeks.org
Staff writer Nena Bolanan can be reached at nen-
abolan@yahoo.com

city provides services for adoption, reduced
prices for spay/neuter clinic, lost and found,
vaccinations and owner surrender.
For more information go to www.dogn-
cat.petfinder.com or www.petango.com/
caloosahumanesociety. Caloosa Humane
Society, Inc. can be contacted at 863-675-
0997. The physical street address is 1200
Pratt Blvd. off of Cowboy Way in LaBelle.
Their mailing address is P.O. Box 2337, La-
Belle, FL 33975.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
abolan@yahoo.com.


Briefs cont.


863-946-6020 to obtain an application, or
you can apply in person at Glades County
Courthouse located at 500 Ave J Room 7,
Moore Haven, Fl 33471.
Office hours are Monday Friday from 8
a.m. to 5p.m.

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Narcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at
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Head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd.,
Buckhead Ridge.
For more information, please call 863-
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The Glades County School Board
Will Hold A Policy Book Workshop
On September 10, 2009
At 4:00p.m.
In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 1 Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida 33471


VA clinic project will



serve area veterans


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- A veterans
clinic project continues on track for the
202,000 veterans in south Florida.
There are small clinics in the area, in-
cluding one in Fort Myers, which will be
replaced by the Cape Coral Veterans Clinic,
according to Veterans Affairs.
There is a VA Medical Center in West
Palm Beach and a Bay Pines VA Medical
Center near Tampa, but a new clinic in Lee
County will be more easily accessible to
veterans in southwest Florida.
The approximately $1.3 million con-
struction project will sit on 30 acres in
Cape Coral, Lee County, at the intersection
of Diplomat Parkway and Corbett Road.
Over 224,000 square feet is planned for the





CELEBSFXTION OF CULTURES
Immokalee will be having a Celebration of Cultures
festival on Friday Sept. 18Th 6-12 pm, Saturday,
Sept. 19th 12-12 am, 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-
opmentAgency, Redlands Christian Migrant Assocaton, Collier County
Parks and Recreation, and Glades Media and is funded in part by the Collier
County Tourist Development Tax


project, which is three times larger than
the current Fort Myers clinic. Construction
solicitation bids are in progress and the VA
may award a contract in the fall of 2009.
According to the VA, the new facility
will be a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary
specialty care and outpatient clinic which
offers primary care, mental health care,
diagnostic radiology, laboratory, audiology,
cardiac non invasive diagnostics, urology,
gastroenterology, orthopedics, ophthal-
mology, dermatology, minor surgery, cat
scan, MRI, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, nucle-
ar medicine, mammography and vascular
Doppler ultrasound.
Officials hope the state of the art facil-
ity will better serve veterans in southwest
Florida.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at
nenabolan@yahoo.com.

















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