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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Glades County Democrat
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven, Fla.
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Publication Date: December 3, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Vol. 83 No. 16


Thursday, December 3, 2009


50 Plus tax


Glades at a
Glance


Appraiser's office
closed
The Glades County Property
Appraiser's Office will be closed
to the public the weeks of Mon-
day, Nov. 30 through Dec. 18 for
office renovations. This office will
re-open Monday, Dec. 21 to serve
the public. We regret this inconve-
nience and appreciate your under-
standing.

Christmas on the
Caloosahatchee
Christmas on the Caloosa-
hatchee will be Thursday, Dec. 10
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tom
Perry City Park in Moore Haven. If
you would like to reserve a booth
space, please call Susan Prowant
See Briefs Page 18

Lake Level

13.53 feet
above sea level

Index
C lassifieds ................................ ....... 14
Public Forum ..................................... 3
Sports................................... 2
S cho o ls ....................................... 11
See Page 2 for information about
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By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

MOORE HAVEN -- People of all
ages stood in line at St. Joseph The
Worker Food Pantry on Nov. 24,
just a few days before Thanksgiv-
ing Day. Some elders sat in folding
chairs or supported themselves
with a walking cane. Others held
onto their caregiver who offered
an arm for support. Grandparents
held onto children's hands and
young parents held babies.
Food recipients greeted one
another with smiles. They were


Big 0 Hike follows
Glades County
section of Florida
Scenic Trail
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES COUNTY -- Hikers
from south Florida traveled to
Glades County during Thanksgiv-
ing week. The Loxahatchee Chap-
ter of the Florida Trail Association
hosted the 109 mile walk around
Lake Okeechobee on the Herbert
Hoover Dike. This event first be-
gan 18 years ago and is held every
Thanksgiving. The group started
Monday, Nov. 23, on the east
shore in Pahokee and headed to
Okeechobee on the north shore.
On Tuesday they left the
Okeechobee KOA, and entered
Glades County, which borders the
west shore of the big lake. They
ending up at the Indian Prairie
Canal. Wednesday's adventure


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Big O Hikers stop for a break at Uncle Joe's Fish Camp
the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail in Glades County. T
is part of Florida Scenic Trail which follows the Herbert I
Dike around the lake.


led them south along SR 78 to
Lakeport where the group passed
by Curry Island, the Harney Pond
boardwalk and Fisheating Creek
Wildlife Management Area.
Thursday, they traveled to
Moore Haven, a river town at the


junction of Lake Okeechol
the Caloosahatchee Rive
town is an official trail hea
Florida Scenic Trail, and
project is planned here fo
toration of the Old Moore
Canal. The project will hav


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looking forward to picking up
food boxes that had frozen items
like small turkeys, large turkey
breasts or jumbo roasting hens. A
few hours earlier, volunteers with
the food pantry program were
smiling, too. They enjoy working
with the deliveries from the Harry
Chapin Food Bank out of Fort My-
ers.
Rhoda Planty has worked as
the pantry chairman since about
2003. She does not want to miss
any of this. Her co-workers orga-
nized the food boxes, recycled
some packaging and disposed of
boxes that cannot be re-used. Fa-


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opened the freezer and ing poor. The food helps those at
topped each box with risk for hunger, or supplements a
ird. meager diet with well balanced
Lorenzo explained that nutrition.
fic food donation pro- During Florida's economic
in ecumenical effort of downturn, various organizations,
lurches and religions, businesses, veteran groups and
unteers and donors are fraternal societies within the coun-
)us churches. ty have had food drive collections.
s a beautiful thing that In early November, there was free
lere," said the pastor. food at the Fall Festival sponsored
carry Chapin Food Bank by New Hope Baptist Church in
sed of many food relief Moore Haven which also provides
from southwest Florida. free bread on Tuesdays. Later in
relief is offered to fami-
en, the aged, the home- See Churches Page 20


Big 0' Lake
1' jf extension, kiosks, and park ame-
nities. It will be designed to pro-
vide hikers with a view of the vast
marshes on the west shore.
At sunrise on Friday, hikers be-
gan at Alvin Ward boat ramp and
picnic area near the Moore Haven
Lock. They were headed for a
short stop-over at Uncle Joe's Fish
Camp on the rim canal.
Gene Finkler, computer scien-
tist engineer international, is the
trail blazer that starts the day's
hike for the group. Mr. Finkler can
report to the others if there are any
obstacles or interesting sights up
ahead. He only paused briefly at
la Bolan the boat dock by Uncle Joe's and
along commented on the brisk, cool
he trail temperatures at sunrise. He was
Hoover eager to move on to Clewiston on
the south shore.
bee and Shortly afterwards, the main
r. This group of hikers lingered longer for
d to the a cup of coffee at the fish camp.
a new They mentioned the sunrise, bird
r a res- sightings and the cool weather.
Haven Paul Cummings is the rear guard


e a trail


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Glades Day triumphs over Jupiter in OT thriller


Glades Central scores
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By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
PORT ST. LUCIE The Region 4-Class 1B
championship showdown between Glades
Day and Jupiter Christian certainly lived up
to its hype.
In a game that featured two different ex-
tremes, plus two heart-stopping overtime
sequences, it was Glades Day that prevailed
- with a 45-44 victory.
Down 44-43 with a chance to either tie
the overtime game up or win it, Gators head
coach Pete Walker, to the surprise of almost
everyone, decided to go for the win.
After Jupiter Christian senior quarter-
back Marshyl Rothman threw an 18-yard
touchdown pass to senior wideout Westin
Pedersen give the Eagles their first lead at
44-37 in overtime, Glades Day's possession
would end up being one no one there will
likely ever forget. On first-and-goal from the
10-yard line, Glades Day sophomore quar-
terback Tanner Redish pitched the ball to
freshman running back Kelvin Taylor.
Almost as quickly as Taylor was handed
the pigskin, he simply muscled his way into
the end zone for a 10-yard score, giving
Glades Day a chance to pull off the surpris-
ing win.


INI/Naji Tobias
The Glades Day Gators, in sheer jubilation, celebrated their playoff win over the
Jupiter Christian Eagles for the Region 4-1B title on Nov. 27.


With Glades Day kicker Joseph Langmey-
er not available to kick for the extra point -
Langmeyer suffered a shoulder injury in the
game and was not able to get back into it
- Walker made perhaps the gutsiest call of
his coaching career.
To the shock of the Eagles defense and
to many fans of both Class 1B teams Glades
Day lines up for the win.
What happened next?
Kelvin Taylor burst into the end zone after


converting on the two-point conversion for
the win. And with Glades Day celebrating
wildly on the Port St. Lucie High School field
in jubilation, they took down the Class 1B
titans, ending their season.
Taylor on Glades Day's landmark win:
"Man, we needed that one bad," he said.
"We just kept it together and our offensive
line blocked well. Our fullback [Joe Jenco]
blocked really well. I always trust my eyes
when Tanner hands me the ball. I always


believe in my teammates and they always
come through for me."
Taylor, who scored five rushing touch-
downs in this wildly exciting contest, pre-
dicted in the preseason, along with Redish
and others, that Jupiter Christian would not
win state for a third time. And Josh Thorn-
ton, who came through on defense with a
key interception off Rothman in the second
half, even predicted boldly a few days be-
fore this game that 'Jupiter Christian has no
chance against us.'
"I'm so excited right now, I can't even ex-
plain it right now," Thornton said after cel-
ebrating with his teammates and coaches.
Jupiter Christian was close to being the
team that would celebrate, after they some-
how found a way to storm back from a 37-
16 fourth-quarter deficit.
After Redish ran in a 1-yard touchdown
score to put the Gators up 37-16 with 11:52
to go in regulation, the Eagles took less than
four minutes to begin the comeback.
But not after Rothman threw his second
pick of the game to Glades Day's Davonte
Allen on the Eagles next possession.
Rothman's second interception perhaps
a season-killer for Jupiter Christian, it seemed
- came after he converted on an 18-yard pass
to senior running back Will Powers to take
the Eagles to Glades Day's 41-yard line.
All Glades Day had to do was score an-
other touchdown to kill Jupiter Christian's
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Clubs and organizations


DEC meeting
The Glades County Democratic Executive
Committee (DEC) will meet Dec. 3 at 5:30
p..m. in the historic Westergaard House a t
270 Ave. L in Moore Haven.
Please join us for an interesting, informa-
tive evening. Just because there isn't a presi-
dential election next year doesn't mean we
stop working. In these trying times it is more
important than ever to be well informed in
order to influence the party of your choice.
For further information please call Ellen
Geake at 863-946-1963.

Westergaard House available
The Glades County Historical Society
announces that the restored 1920's Peter
Westergaard House on Avenue L in Moore
Haven is available for meetings.
Nonprofit organizations can reserve the
home for free. Private occasions like baby
showers, birthdays and bridal showers re-
quire a $25 clean up fee. To reserve this
historic home call Julie Wigton at 863-946-
2060.

Bingo helps food pantry
Bingo is offered as a fund raiser and as
entertainment beginning at 7 p.m. Bingo
will be held every Thursday until May. This


will support the Food Pantry which serves
Glades County every Tuesday at 5 p.m.
The church can be contacted at 863-946-
0696.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at 2002
S.R. 78 W in Buckhead Ridge. 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.


New schedule for free bread
New Hope Baptist Church in Moore Ha-
ven on Yaun Road announces a new day
and times for the free bread program during
the fall and winter season.
Bread, and other baked goods are avail-
able only on Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to
5:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome. We hope to
see you there.

Special needs shelter
Glades County Emergency Management
would like to remind persons who have
special needs and will be requiring shelter
during an emergency, to contact the Emer-
gency Management office at 863-946-6020
to obtain an application, or you can apply
in person at Glades County Courthouse lo-
cated at 500 Ave J Room 7, Moore Haven,
Fl 33471.
Office hours are Monday Friday from 8
a.m. to 5p.m.

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


General News and Information


Glades County Legislative
Delegation Meeting
Senator Dave Aronberg announces that
the Glades County Legislative Delegation
will hold its annual meeting and public hear-
ing on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 2 p.m. until 3
p.m.
The meeting will be held at the Glades
County Commission Chambers, 500 Avenue
J, in Moore Haven.
"This hearing is specifically designed to
encourage the public to personally address
their legislators on their concerns and is-
sues involving state government," Chairman
Aronberg said.

Free services help elders
Center for Independent Living will be do-
ing outreach on a regular basis at the Moore


Haven, Clewiston, and LaBelle sites between
the hours of noon until 2:30 p.m.
You can contact Tera or Linda at the Cen-
ter for Independent Living at 941-766-8333
in Charlotte County to find out the days that
they will be available in those areas.

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Calm wind becoming south-
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hopes for a comeback. But they were
stopped on a three-and-out sequence, giv-
ing the Eagles the ball back.
Just four plays later, Jupiter Christian was
back in the game on Rothman's 18-yard
touchdown run to cut the lead to 37-23 with
8:14 to go. Glades Day's next drive ended in
another three-and-out, and with fans hold-
ing their breaths, Jupiter Christian's offense
was suddenly back on the field.
Highlighted by a clutch 22-yard run from
Eagles junior wideout Trey Pendergrass, Ju-
piter Christian scored again this time off
Rothman's 4-yard touchdown throw to Ped-
ersen to cut the lead to 37-30 with 5:20 to
go.
Glades Day recovered an onside kick for
another chance to put the game away, but
Redish lost a key fumble on third down, with
Eagles defensive lineman Taylor Heinz, a 6-7


specimen, recovering it at the Gators 34-yard
line. Four plays later and with just 1:55 to go,
Rothman threw for his second touchdown -
a 28-yard strike to junior wideout Josh Gam-
ble to complete the comeback, sending the
game into overtime.
"You know, I can't think of anything bet-
ter than how both teams played," Rothman
said after the game. "This was a dogfight
to the end. It makes our loss a little better
knowing we put together at the end. I'm sad
it was my last game in an Eagles uniform,
but all things must come to an end."
Not so for Glades Day, the clear cut fa-
vorite now to win this year's Class 1B state
championship on Dec. 11.
"We're moving on to the next round and
Jupiter Christian is not," Walker said bluntly.
"Instead of packing it in as coaches, we de-
cided to put it in Taylor's hands and go for
the win. We just felt it was our best oppor-
tunity to win it. Our offensive line did a great
job on the job and the rest is history."
Notes: Glades Day went into halftime
with a 31-9 lead over former two-time Class


1B state champion Jupiter Christian.
Taylor had 205 rushing yards on just nine
carries and four touchdowns in the first
half.
Though finishing 4-for-12 with just 87
yards, two of Redish's throws to Allen were
purely clutch, including a 50-yard pass in
the second half on a third-and-8 play from
Glades Day's 46 yard line to set up Redish's
rushing score.
Glades Day (10-2) will be traveling north
to Sarasota tomorrow evening to play Re-
gion 3 and District 6-1B champion Out-of-
Door Academy in the Class 1B state semifi-
nal game.
The kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.,
with the winner going to Orlando next week
for a chance to become the new Class 1B
state champion.
Glades Central 46, American Heri-
tage (Plantation) 20: Raiders senior quar
terback L.J. Thomas was 18-for-32 passing
on a career-high 514 yards and five touch-
downs to give his team the Region 4-Class
2A title.


Two of Thomas's touchdowns were
thrown to Greg Dent, who just last week de-
commited from the University of Miami and
switched to Florida State University.
Dent (six catches, 230 yards) scored on
touchdown passes of 68 and 92 yards, re-
spectively, in the first half.
Glades Central breakout star Jamie Wil-
son (three catches, 99 yards) also scored
two touchdowns, including a 64-yarder from
Thomas in the first quarter to give the Raid-
ers a 14-0 lead they would never relinquish.
Glades Central (12-0 overall; this week's
Beef O' Brady's No. 2 overall team in the
state) moves up three spots in the latest Ri-
vals100 national rankings from No. 16 to No.
13.
And the Raiders will be facing off against
Robinson (Tampa) in the Class 2A state
semifinal game at home tomorrow night.
With the kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. at Effie
C. Grear Stadium, the winner of this game
will be going to Orlando on Saturday, Dec.
12 for a chance to become this year's Class
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Moore Haven
Community Yard Sale
A Community Yard Sale will be held Sat-
urday, Dec 5 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. onJerdik
Drive off of Old Lake Port Road in Lakeport.
For more information please call Brenda
863-532-8314.
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 Satur-
days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., all things are giv-


en for a donation, this is to help for expenses
of the church. We feel in helping the church
it is helping you also, with your needs. All
things are nice and clean, these things are
supplied by Cowboy Church Hand and
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Religious columns

Going Squirrelly
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Christmas is a wonderfully squirrelly holi-
day. Harvest time is past. Any one with any
sense would find December a prime time to
start rationing supplies, cutting down on ex-
cesses, hunkering in the bunker as the cold
winds start to whip about.
But what do we do? Just as money be-
comes tighter, we go shopping for gifts. We
take time off from work and instead spend
time and money to travel in order to be with
our families and friends. That's squirrelly!
But being squirrelly isn't necessarily bad.
Squirrel antics are centered on a single-
minded purpose. NUTS! And because of
that single-minded purpose, they find joy in
every moment as though it is the only one
that matters.
NUTS could be an acronym for Never
Underestimate The Squirrel. If you have ever
attempted to feed just birds and not squirrels
from your backyard feeder, you know that
no one has yet succeeded in creating a truly
"squirrel-proof" feeder. Products designed
to baffle don't baffle them for long.
Squirrels aren't rocket scientists, but they
use all their squirrelly attributes to get to the
prize. They dig in with their toes. They bal-
ance on precarious perches. They use their
tails like anchors. They use their front paws
like a surgeon's skilled hands. The squirrel's
tactics aren't necessarily perfect, but they
are always persistent.
Squirrels delight in going "out on a limb."
Confident in their God-given gifts, strong
claws for climbing, a long tail for balance,
an eye for perfectly gauging distances, they
are comfortable and unconcerned perched
on the tippy-end of a tiny branch.
Squirrels are very intentional in their
gathering behavior. When searching for
nuts or seeds they will traverse the ground
carefully, scouring every inch, rooting under
every fallen leaf, overturning stones, digging
in the earth. Squirrels don't just pick up one
little nut at a time, they stuff as much as they
can in their cheeks.
If our priority is the kingdom of God, our
intentionality needs to be just as exhaustive.
We are to take our witness and words out
into the community and the world. We need
to be very intentional about our asking and


inviting those who have not heard the good
news, who have given up hope, who have
slipped between the cracks, who are hidden
under heavy weights. There is no place we
cannot find the kernels of God's kingdom.
Being a squirrel means expending a lot of
energy in order to achieve the goal of gath-
ering. We too need to be energized, to be
up and doing what God has called us to do.
Squirrels do not grow weary in well-doing.
They don't take time off to sleep in on Sun-
day morning. Squirrels don't just blow off
meetings or commitments because they are
tired or bored or depressed. Resting when
possible, but always working towards the
final goal, that is "squirreliness."

Getting ready for Christmas -
The race to be run
By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D. +
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
My calendar and the tempo of life tells
me that we're in the "home stretch" now-
Christmas is nearly here and soon another
year will begin. Perhaps in another sense,
we are in the "home stretch" in many things;
maybe the recession is coming to an end,
maybe the things we hear about the ends
of our overseas wars are coming into view,
maybe the job situation is beginning to turn
around at least in some industries. Is the end
in sight; are we in the "home stretch?" Who
can say for sure?
One thing for certain, we are now well un-
derway for Christmas. When thinking about
this "race" I was reminded of the words of
Saint Paul; "Do you not know that in a race,
all the runners run, but only one gets the
prize? (1 Corinthians 9:24)." Everybody is in
the final stages of getting ready for the holi-
days, but who gets the prize? Paul tells the
faithful "Run in such a way as to get the prize
ibidd)." If you're preparing for something
then get ready for it! Don't leave all of the
details for the last moment, and don't forget
your priorities.
Don't ignore shopping early when things
will still be available, plan your trips and
think about each person on your list of spe-
cial people to remember. Is the gift to be
given something that reflects some thought
and understanding or is it something more
"generic" and says "I don't know you too


well, but want to remember you at this spe-
cial time anyway!" Run the Christmas race
so that you will receive the prize of a very
special and personal holiday for all you are
going to make a part of it. By the way; is
Christmas to be another year-end event or
will getting ready for Christmas really in-
clude what it's all about?
Is home going to reflect the place for
the coming of the King of Kings; or are the
decorations going to reflect the commercial
themes so often heard at this time? Take a
minute and decide. Is there some prepara-
tion that needs to be done before a religious
celebration or is Church attendance just an-
other part of the "Christmas thing?" What
does it mean to run the race for Christmas if
we are to receive the prize? I think it means
that we get ready, each step along the way
is toward the goal, we focus on the real rea-
son for the race and pace ourselves, we start
with the final goal and real reason in mind.
The reason for Christmas is to celebrate
the coming of the Lord among us; the mes-
sages of joy, peace on earth, good will to-
ward others, hope, the gift of faith in its final
form, the promise of the message of salva-
tion is for each and every one of us, all of the
great things -that's what Christmas is finally
about. That's why we run the race; that's the
reason for the season!


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Florence S. Gunter, 81
CLEWISTON -Florence S. Gunter, age 81, of
Clewiston, passed away in Palm Terrace Nurs-
ing Center on Nov. 18, 2009.
Florence was born on Dec. 18, 1927, in Jersey
City, N.J., to the late Chester and Lottie Smith.
She married Ivan Gunter he preceded her in
death. She worked as a Cafeteria Manager for
the Miami Public School System.
She leaves behind her son, Daniel Franklin of
Clewiston; grandchildren, Ashley and Michael
Franklin; and two sisters, Stella Poznansky and
Connie Holder.
Arrangements were handled through Akin-Da-
vis Funeral Home Clewiston.


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encouragement given during our time of
need. Robert will best be remembered for
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outdoors.
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Florida food unites diverse cultures


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES/HENDRY -- Food writer and con-
noisseur, Andrew Huse, paid a visit to the
Clewiston Museum on Nov. 19, and praised
the Southern and Caribbean food culture of
Florida. He praised it because he believes
that food unites the people of the South
more than it does any other region.
"People feel comfortable talking about
food," said Mr. Huse.
He is a librarian at the University of South
Florida and frequently writes in publications
around Tampa Bay. His recent book is "Co-
lumbia Restaurant Centennial Cookbook".
His theme on Nov. 19 was "Florida's Deli-
cious History."
Mr. Huse explained that early Seminole,
Cracker, Cuban and African cooking shared


a history of outdoor cooking that was very
simple. He commented that smoked mullet
is probably Florida's most unique culinary
invention and the type of wood used for
smoking varies greatly. The early Caribbean
Native Americans could very well be the an-
cestors of the outdoor barbecue.
Andrew Huse mentioned that Southern
foods have been unjustly maligned as un-
healthy, and the museum audience agreed
with him. What is more healthy than a gi-
ant platter of sliced citrus and tropical fruits,
or fresh-caught seafood that is cooked the
same day? Also, as different immigrant
groups settled in Florida, they adopted
Florida barbecue techniques, and then en-
hanced it with a little touch of Italian, Jewish
or Greek flavors.
The combination of African, European
and Native American foods have blended to-
gether to create a sense of culture, place and


history for Florida's population. The muse-
um audience applauded swamp cabbage,
Cuban sandwiches, slow-cooked pork, frit-
ters and fresh seafood as Mr. Huse presented
a slide show of Old Florida eateries.
At the end of the presentation, Andrew
Huse mentioned how unregulated frozen
fish and shellfish from foreign markets have
altered the integrity and flavor of Florida's
seafood dishes. He said that customers must
demand locally caught seafood from propri-
etors of restaurants, grocery stores and fish
markets.
Andrew Huse's visit was provided by a
partnership with the Florida Humanities
Council and a grant from National Endow-
ment for the Humanities.
Residents and visitors can attend several
Glades and Hendry Counties' festivals that
feature food this winter. Try desserts at Lake-
port's Sour Orange Festival in early January.
Watch how sugarcane juice and syrup are
made at Ortona's Cane Grinding Festival in
early February. Sample the Seminole pump-
kin bread at Brighton's Field Day later in
February.
Indulge in frontier cuisine at LaBelle's
Swamp Cabbage Festival which is the last
weekend of February. Go to Moore Haven's
Chalo Nitka Festival which is a celebration of
food on the first weekend in March, and just
follow your nose. Clewiston's Sugar Festival
is later in the spring, and Harlem's Brown
Sugar Festival is in May.
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Volunteers truly needed for
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By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

MOORE HAVEN -- Glades County has a
small, friendly public library that needs vol-
unteers for its "Adopt A Shelf" program. Vol-
unteers can organize their adopted shelves
once or twice a week. The glass cabinet in
the entrance-way on Avenue J also needs
volunteers to temporarily lend items for dis-
play.
Funds will be generated at the annual
used book sale, Jan. 14-15, in the meeting
room from 9-5 p.m. Volunteers are needed
to work and organize this event, too.
The Library Advisory Council will spon-
sor a local art show on February 13. All art
mediums will be represented and creative
people are encouraged to participate so
others can acknowledge the talents of their
neighbors and friends. Volunteers are asked
to help with the set up and organization. The
art show will also have items for sale.
The History Room is open each Tuesday
from 1-5 p.m. This wonderful addition to the
Glades County public library houses many
documents of the county's heritage. The li-
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Simple things can show how ancestors
lived in Old Florida. Look for old church and
club newsletters, menus, posters, legal doc-
uments, party napkins, tourist brochures,
ledgers, newspapers, trophies, ribbons,
recipe notes, photos, postcards and let-
ters. Also look for school yearbooks, phone
books, calendars, magazines, field guides
and maps.
On Jan. 19, the library meeting will wel-
come guest speaker Ted Dearstyne with his
"Living in Costa Rica" presentation. The
March 15 meeting will feature Angela Sparks'
"Beatrix Potter." On May 17, the library will
welcome Debbie Paschal who will speak
about Glades County history. These events
are held in the meeting room at 3:30 p.m.
By popular demand, the library presents
"Food for Thought" at noon on the follow-
ing dates: The Jan. 8 meeting will be about
wildlife management and fishing with Sam
Griffin. Caloosa Indians will be the topic,
Jan. 22. On Feb. 12, the Clapp family will
present their family trip to Africa. Hank Matt-
son will speak on March 5.
It only costs $5 to join the Friends of the
Library. Computer and Internet services are
offered, and there is a pre-school story hour The Glade
on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The public library is Moore Ha
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MHHS students experience a Day in the Life of a Nurse


By Glenda Wilson
On Friday, November 13th, 50 students
from Clewiston and Moore Haven High
Schools looked beyond graduation and into
a career of nursing, when they participated
in a "Day in the Life of a Nurse," a nursing
interaction and observation program held
each year at Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter.


David McClusky, education assistant, co-
ordinated the day's activities with a goal to
inspire students to pursue a nursing career
and provide them with a glimpse of impor-
tant and varied tasks that nurses perform.
Pam Redondo, the hospital's Chief Nurs-
ing Officer, kicked off the event as the first
speaker of the day. Other Hendry Regional
registered nurses who presented to the
group included Sharon Murphy (Infection


Control and OR Manager), Cynthia Drapal
(Emergency Room and CCU Manager), and
Joe Horn (Medical/Surgical Manager and Pa-
tient Safety Officer).
Nursing recruiters, Dr. Susan Holland
(from Edison State College) and Dr. Carol
Alexander (from Palm Beach State College)
also took part in the program and encour-
aged the students to steer towards a career
in nursing, as they provided them with the


why's, when's and how's of the profession.
One of the day's highlights was the land-
ing of the Aeromed helicopter (based in
LaBelle) from Tampa General Hospital and
a presentation provided by its flight nurse,
Dan Kresge, RN EMT Paramedic.
All "Day in the Life of a Nurse" partici-
pants were provided with scholarship pack-
ages, and some even revealed that the day's
experience had helped to seal their deci-
sions in moving forward with their interests
in the nursing industry. At the end of the day,
the high school students left with a new un-
derstanding and knowledge of the nursing
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Awards banquet to be held
on Saturday, Dec. 12 in
Moore Haven

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
MOORE HAVEN It's been a great first
season for the Moore Haven Mighty Terri-
ers football program. Both the 75 and 125-
pound teams reached the Glades Tri-City
Youth League playoffs.
And the 125 pound team recently made it
to the Tri-City conference title game against
the Glades Glen Browns.
But in the end, this inaugural campaign
was not at all about winning and losing.
As Bobby Hallback, the Mighty Terriers
organizer, put it, was all about giving the
youth football players a taste of the Pop War-
ner football experience'.
That's something youngsters from Moore
Haven were able to experience for the first
time in well over 30 years here.
"This season was all about instilling Ter-
rier pride in the Moore Haven community,"
Hallback said. "From the start, it was all our
kids and coaches having a good time."


With a total of 26 Mighty Terriers cheer-
leaders, plus 25 players each from the 75
and 125 pound teams, they were rewarded
with an end-of-season experience not likely
to be soon forgotten.
The Mighty Terriers took a bus trip to Flor-
ida Atlantic University (FAU) on Nov. 28 for
its home game against Western Kentucky.
In FAU's 29-22 win at Lockhart Stadium
(Fort Lauderdale), the program was excited
to see former Moore Haven Terrier and FAU
junior safety Rod Huggins in action.
Though Huggins is not generally consid-
ered as one of FAU's standouts, he did get to
log some time in a split rotation on the Owls
defense.
And Huggins is a regular contributor to
FAU's special teams something Hallback
and his fellow Moore Haven Mighty Terriers
supporters are proud of.
"We had a good turnout and a nice time
with the trip," Hallback said.
"Our chaperones, kids and coaches were
very excited about getting a chance to tail-
gate before the game. It was exciting to see
Rod in action at the game. He's a positive
reflection on Moore Haven and that gave our
kids an opportunity to see what he's doing
in college."


Moving forward, the Mighty Terriers are
looking ahead to next Saturday (Dec. 12), as
they will be hosting its inaugural awards cer
emony, to be held at Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School's Richie Building.
Here's a quick rundown of what's
planned for the Dec. 12 function:
10 a.m. to noon 'Fun Day' activities,
which include bounce houses and games
Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch
1 to 2 p.m. Awards ceremony
And in the offseason, a trip is planned for
the program, though no details on that are
available at this time.
"For a first year program, our kids ma-
tured and experienced a lot," Hallback said.
"They understand what it takes to win and
we know what they're capable of. We have
more kids that's ready to play with us more
for next year."
Hallback offered some parting thoughts
on the program's initial success.
"I want to give thanks to all the kids,
coaches, chaperones, board members and
sponsors that supported the Mighty Terri-
ers," Hallback said. "Next year, we'll be back
and ready to go."
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be reached at nto-
bias@newszap.com.


The Glades County School Board
Held A Reorganizational Meeting On
November 17, 2009 And Established The
Following Meeting Schedule:
A Regular Meeting Will Be Held
On December 8, 2009 at 9:00a.m.
Beginning In January, 2010
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We now have a vaccine for the canine flu.
This disease killed 30 greyhounds at the
Bonita Track. It is an emergency that
you get your pet
vaccinatted now.

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

Dr. Lee Shewmaker D.V.M.


December 3, 2009


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Glades County Democrat 13


RCW Safe Harbor: a creative program for conservation


By Kristina Jackson
FWC biologist

Florida's natural beauty and diverse habi-
tats attracted wildlife to the state long before
they attracted people. However, as our pop-
ulation grows, habitat for wildlife is shrink-
ing. More than half of Florida's endangered
or threatened species live on private lands.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) has found a way to con-
serve this wildlife and help private landown-
ers by offering "safe harbor."
Red-cockaded woodpeckers (RCWs)
have lost about 97 percent of their habitat
old pine forests -and since 1973 have been
protected under the Endangered Species
Act. The occurrence of this endangered spe-
cies on private property caused landowners
to avoid managing for long-rotation timber
or old longleaf pines, which attracted RCWs.
Maintaining these old pines can increase
the RCW population and thereby increase
the landowners' regulatory responsibilities.
Some landowners were cutting their older
pines to prevent RCWs from setting up
homes there. This was a no-win situation
for the landowner and the wildlife. So Safe
Harbor was created.
The Safe Harbor program offers private
landowners an opportunity to preserve
habitat for RCWs while maintaining flex-
ibility in using their property. A landowner
commits to protecting the birds already on
their land and adding to RCW habitat. If new
birds move onto or are born on a property,
they can be relocated by our biologists if
the landowner needs to cut timber or build
on the site. The program is voluntary and a
landowner with suitable habitat can sign up
even before they have birds.
Dixie Plantation is a 9,000 acre tract of
land in Jefferson County in Northwest Florida
and is a charter member of the Safe Harbor
program. It is located in an area dedicated
to preserving habitat for quail hunting. The
frequently burned, open longleaf pineland
favored for hunting bobwhite quail is good
habitat for RCW and other rare Florida spe-


Submitted photo
More flexible conditions under the
Safe Harbor program, experts believe,
will make it easier for landowners to
help in ensuring the survival of spe-
cies such as this woodpecker.


cies such as Bachman's sparrow, Eastern
indigo snake and gopher tortoises.
"Before the Safe Harbor agreement...
we did not want an endangered species to
come on Dixie Plantation because of the se-
vere restrictions that the Endangered Species
Act placed on [landowners]," said John Fin-
layson, a Dixie Plantation trustee. "Now that
we've signed the Safe Harbor Agreement,
we welcome the red-cockaded woodpecker
to come and live on Dixie Plantation. The
Safe Harbor Agreement is the greatest thing
that has happened for endangered species."
Most landowners are good stewards
of their land and can make an important
contribution to the recovery of imperiled
species. Safe Harbor engages private land-
owners in activities that create or improve
wildlife habitat. The Safe Harbor Program
helps landowners balance their land-use
needs with the needs of an imperiled spe-
cies such as RCW
You may not own land with old pines, but
you can help by spreading the word. Contact
Kristina Jackson at the FWC, Kristina.jack-
son@MyFWC.com or 352-732-1225. Learn
more on the FWC's Web site at: www.My-
FWC.com/Safe Harbor.


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agreement, which offers private landowners an opportunity to participate in the
survival of the species.



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guestho W45 K 503 $119 500
2/2 EenlurAe$85K 4/2/2 w/ pool Flaghole
Bass Capital Unit 402 Rd 5.7 acres $399K
$130K Moorehaven new 3
3/2 Ridgeview $285K models to choose from.
2/1W FbsIa $115K $133,344 to $149,458
2/2 Condo Bass n Sun 2/1 E Alverdez w/ Irg
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4/15E.Akerdw$109K metal building $95K
3/2/2 N Lopez with pool 4-unit rental complex E
$159900 Ventura, fully rented.
New 3/2 Orchard Pork Reduced to $190K
$134,000 RENTALS
3/2 with large shed and Boss Capital 2/2 $900
fenced yard E 2/1 W Circle $800 p.m


MOBILE HOMES
22SWMH N Ncgal $17.5K
372 DVMH w/o/g pod
E eorae Rd Reduced $165K
3/2 DWMH on lake
Allen Rd $120,000
3/2 SWMH Hooker's
Point Rd $44,900
3/2 DWMH Monturo
2.5 acres $74900
3/2 DWMH has CBS
outbuilding Magnolia
Lane $79.9K
4/2 DWMH with shed
(a/c) and kennels 2.5
acres $169 900
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Zambro Monkra $399K
VACANT LAND
27.5 aes Pioneer $245K
10 Montura Ids $9.9K eoh
25 aaes Malu $25K
Moore Haven 5 Iok $75K
Moore Havn 2ks $39.9K
Residential lot Hooker's
Point area $15,900
SHORT SALE
328W\fgr*nroe-3/1 SFR
512 E Osceola Ave -
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1005 Caribbean
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316 WArde-3/2 $149K
1439 Hooker's Pt Rd 2/2
$90000


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A~ i Elsie Sellers (239)822-7490 Espatol
CLEWISTON HOMES
*3BD/2BAMHmMerit St Saened Inad & Thiwe $75000
*3BDi2 BA on Haiti Av. with Privacy Fenced Asking $89K
*2BD/IBA Della Ibbias. Needs much TLC. Asking $15K
*2 Brand New 3/BR2.5 BA Lennar lwn Homes, $179,000
S2 Duplexes n Obispo Ave.Each unit has 2BR/IBA. $224.9K
*4BD/2BA CBS Home on Del Monte Ave. Newly
Renovated. $195K
Country Living OffCR 720. 2BD/2BA 1.25 Acres $185,000
21 MH on Gratton Rd. 1.37 Acres Reduced to $59,900
S3BD/2BA Brand New CBS Home in Orchard Park.
Asking $129,000
*3BD/2BA CBS Home on Red Rd. $165,000
2/1 Duplex on Alverdez Ave. $150,000
*2/2 Home on Deane Duff. $75,000
*2/1 Home on Obispo Ave. $110,000
*3/2 Mobile Home on Bowden Rd. $75,000
*2/2 Home on Obispo Ave. $160,000
*2/1 Home with 1/lEfficiency $140,000
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*Riverfront 3BD/2BA with Guest House $250,000
*Riverfront 2BD/2BA with Efficiency. $90,000
*Riverfront lot w/ Improvements. $100,000
* 3BD/2BA MH. Yacht Club Way w/Garag Asking $140K
*Lake Access 2BD/BA w/ Boat House. $ 219,000
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*51 Acre Ranch with 3BD/2BA Home. Hwy 27
Frontage $750.000
*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. $129.9K
*2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC. Parcels, Owner
Financing Available
S1.5 Acres on Hookers lbint Rd. Improvements included $75K
*Vacant Residential Lot on Central Ave. Asking $20,000
*Commercial lot on Bond St. Make offer!
*4 Buildable lots on Francisco St. $35,000 Each
*Vacant Lot on Maryland Ave. $9,000
*Waterfront Lot w/ Lake Access in Lakeport $35,000
MONTURA/FLAOHOLE/LADECA
*1.25 AC Parcels available in Montura Ranch Estates
*3/2 MH on Riverside St. 1.88 acre. $105K
* 4/2 CBS Home w/ Det Garar on Kilpatrick Loop. $ 259K
COMMERCIALINVESTMENT
*Mobile Home Park. Hwy 27 frontage. $435,000
*IndustrialRail Business Park on CR 835. Sale or Lease.
*14,279 Sq. Ft. Building on Hwy 27. $649K
SFomer Antique Shop Buildingin Moore Haven. Asking $50K
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Glades Utility Authority
$81,654-$143,359 DOQ
Belle Glade, FL
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managing public/pri-
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water utility operations,
including 5 years in a
supervisory role. Visit
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job description and to
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561/616-6888 Fax
561/616-6893 (No e-
mail applications/re-
sumes accepted). Ap-
plications/resumes
must include Job ID
number, and will be ac-
cepted starting on
12/4/09 at 5:00 pm
and ending on
12/18/09. EO/AA
M/F/D/V (DFWP)


ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
P/T with potential for
F/T. Must be proficient
in Outlook & Adobe or
other PDF software. Re-
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P.M. in office on large
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CLEWISTON MOVE IN
SPECIAL. 2BR/1BA, no
pets, $650 mo. + $450
dep. 863-677-0977

MOORE HAVEN Clean
2BR Apt., major appl's,
$400 mo. 305-377-9613




CLEWISTON 1004
Johnson Rd., 2BR/1BA,
$500 mo. + $450 sec.,
no inside pets. Call Shir-
ley (561)996-3744


CLEWISTON 112 West
El Paso, 3br, 2ba,
$650/mo. $600 sec. No
inside pets. Call Shirley
(561)996-3744

CLEWISTON/PIONEER
3/2, very nice on 10
fenced acres. $800/mo.
Call (954) 815-6363

MOORE HAVEN 3BR,
2BA, 1600 sq. ft. w/gar.
& W/D. $900 mo. +
sec. 863-227-3333

Off Kirby Thompson Rd
lbr/lba nice cabin, 20
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$750 mo. 239-462-2158

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siding, wood like flooring,
kitchen & bath, new
drain field, 78 frontage.
$49,900 (239)229-7202


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Large home on corner
lot two blocks off Royal
Palm on Avenida del
Rio, 3BR/2BA, hard-
wood floors. Extras:
2 full-sized adjoining
rooms with separate
entrance for possible
home office business
or mother-in-law suite.
Nice yard. Will consider
all serious offers.
Possible lease option.
Call (828)293-2542.

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PORT LABELLE COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
A vacancy has occurred on the
Board of Supervisors of the Port
LaBelle Community Development
District. The remaining Board is
authorized to appoint a successor
to the Board to fill the vacancy
for the remainder of the term.
Applicants are sought for the po-
sition and must be a resident of
the District. Applications should
be submitted no later than 2:00
P.M., 1/20/2010. Interested per-
sons should submit a letter of in-
terest stating their background
and experience.
Submit to:
Board of Supervisors
Port LaBelle Community
Development District
P.O. Box 1605
LaBelle, FL 33975




NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of
Clewiston, LaBelle and Hendry
County will hold the Regular Monthly
Meeting on Thursday, December 3,
2009 at 5:00 PM. at The Greentree
South Community Center at LaBelle,
Honda, Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that may
be brought before the Housing Com-
mission. Any person or persons
wishing to appeal any decision made
at such meeting must ensure that a
verbatim record is made upon which
the appeal is to be based.
The meeting will include any busi-
ness before the "Hendry County
Non-Profit Housing, Inc."
340490 CB/CN 12/3/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000095
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
SAMUEL J. WALKER, etal
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Rnal Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 23, 2009
and entered in Case No. 26-2009-
CA-000095 of the Circut Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Honda
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK NA is
the Plaintiff and SAMUEL J. WALKEIR,
LUAN B. WALKER; are the Defen-
dants, 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 COR-
NER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH LABELLE FLORIDA at
11:00AM, on the 16th day of De-
cember, 2009, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOTS 15 AND 16, IN BLOCK 16
OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS RE-
VISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGES 71-78, INCLU-
SIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 512 DEL MONTE AVENUE
E, CLEWISTON, FL 33440
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 Nov. 20, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Gmup, CL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09005420 NMNC-SPECFHLMC-R-
ejayska
*See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
340138 CN 12/03,10/09



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000262
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTU-
AL ANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,
LOIREL LOPEZ, et al
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 23, 2009
and entered in Case No. 26-2009-
CA-000262 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Flonda
wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUC-
CESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY
KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK, FA, is the Paintiff and LOIREL
LOPEZ, UNITED STATES OF AMERI-
CA ON BEHALF OF THE ADMINIS-
TRATOR OF THE SMALL BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION; TENANT #1
N/K/A MILAGROS MARTINEZ; 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 11:00AM, on the 16th day of
December, 2009, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTH-
EAST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER, LESS
THE WEST 30 FEET AND THE
NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF RE-
SERVED FOR PERPETUAL
ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY PUR-
POSES SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP
44 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST,
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 305 E 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 Ls Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Nov. 23, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09023322 WMFIDELTY-CONV-R-
khartmaler
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-001257-CA
U.S. BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
V.
SHERRY M. BLANSET; MARK BLAN-
SET; and all unknown parties claim-
ing by, through, under or against the
herein named Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties claim
as heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
spouses, or other claimants; TEN-
ANT #1 and/or TENANT #2, the par-
ties intended to account for the
person or persons in possession;
PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR PROPER-
TY HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION,
INC.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to the Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated October 23, 2009, in this
cause, I will sell the property situat-
ed in HENDRY County, Ronda, de-
scribed as:
LOT 11, BLOCK 2149, OF PORT
LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 4011 E. Sunflower Circle
LaBelle, Florida 33935
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, in front of the
office of the Clerk of the Clerk of Cir-
cuit Court being on the second floor
of the administration building of the
Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle,
HENDRY County, Flonda, at 11:00
o'clock a.m., on December 16, 2009.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the is pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated at Labelle, Flonda, this 24th
day of November, 2009.
Barbara F Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /S/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE
DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRA-
TOR WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCAT-
ED AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, E. MARION AVE-
NUE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950,
AND WHOSE TELEPHONE NUM-
BER IS (941) 637-2281, WITH-
IN TWO WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NO-
TICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR
VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000201

HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
FIRST NLC TRUST 2005-4 MORT-
GAGE LOAN ASSET BACKED CER-
TIFICATES 2005-4
Plaintiff,
HASSAN ODEH, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 23, 2009
and entered in Case No. 26-2009-
CA-000201 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Flonda
wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE FIRST NLC TRUST 2005-4
MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET BACKED
CERTIFICATES 2005-4, is the Plain-
tiff and HASSAN ODEH; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMI-
NEE FOR LITTON LOAN SERVICING
LP; TENANT #1 N/K/A HATTIE TAY-
LOR N/K/A HATTIE TAYLOR N/K/A
HATTIE TAYLOR 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 COR-
NER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at
11:00AM, on the 16th day of De-
cember, 2009, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
THE SOUTH 75.00 FEET OF THE
FOLLOWING: COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE
SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF
THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER,
SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 43
SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, AND
RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 52 MIN-
UTES 40 SECONDS WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 1295.55 FEET TO THE
EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE
ROAD S-731 AND POINT OF BE-
GINNING OF THE TRACT OF LAND
HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE
NORTH 01 DEGREES 03 MINUTES
50 SECONDS WEST FOLLOWING
THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF
STATE ROAD S-731 A DISTANCE
OF 500.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 40 SEC-
ONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
110.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01
DEGREES 03 MINUTES 50 SEC-
ONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
500.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 52 MINUTES 40 SEC-
ONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF
100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; AND THE NORTH
10.00 FEET OF THE WEST 110.00
FEET OF LOT 25, BLOCK 2,
ENGLEWOOD SUBDIVISION,
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 40.

A/K/A 741 MARTIN LUTHER KING
JR. BLVD., LA BELLE, 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 Nov. 19, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa Flonda 33622-5018
F0811178
CHASESBPRDIR-CONV-R-cgonzalez
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-000214

BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL M. MELLO; BUCKHEAD
RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; CHRISTINE A. BROWN;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTINE
A. BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MICHAEL M. MELLO; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Rnal Judgment of Fore-
closure dated the 19th day of
November, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 22-2008-CA-000214, of the
Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Cir-
cult in and for Glades County, Ron-
da, wherein BENEFICIAL FLORIDA
INC. is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL M.
MELLO; BUCKHEAD RIDGE HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
CHRISTINE A. BROWN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CHRISTINE A. BROWN;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL M.
MELLO; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
the AT FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR
OF COURTHOUSE at the Glades
County Courthouse, in Moore Haven,
Honda, at 11:00 a.m. on the 7th day
of January, 2010, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said
Rnal Judgment, to wit:

LOT 45 AND A PART OF LOT B,
REPLAT OF LOTS 'B' AND 21
THRU 33 INCLUSIVE, BUCKHEAD
RIDGE SUBDIVISION AS
SHOWN ON PLAT RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 17, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA;' MORE PARTICULAR-
LY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT A POINT WHERE
THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF
LOT 45 INTERSECTS WITH THE
NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF LOT B
FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING;
RUN THENCE NORTHEASTERLY
ALONG THE NORTHEASTERLY
LINE OF LOT B A DISTANCE OF
75.15 FEET \; RUN THENCE
SOUTHEASTERLY AT A 90 DE-
GREE ANGLE TO THAT OF THE
PRECEDING COURSE OF DIS-
TANCE OF 25 FEET. THENCE
SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE
SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF LOT B
A DISTANCE OF 75.15 FEET,
RUN THENCE NORTHWESTERLY
AT A 90 DEGREE ANGLE TO THAT
OF THE PRECEDING COURSE A
DISTANCE OF 25 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING, TOGETH-
ER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1989
HIGH DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
HOME IDENTIFIED BY VIN NUM-
BERS; FLFU79A08093HP AND
FLFLJ79B08093HP

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLIAM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA
Disables persons who, because of
their Disabilities, need special ac-
commodations to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Senior
Deputy clerk Administration whose
pst office is located at the Lee
County Justice Center, Room 3112,
1700 MONROE STREET, FT MYERS,
FL 33901, Telephone (239)335-2299
or 1 (800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1
(800)955-8770 Via F. Relay Service,
no later than 5 days prior to the
Court Date.
Dated this 20th day of November,
2009.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Honda 33309
Phone: 954-453-0365
Fax: 954-771-6052
Toll Free: 800-441-2438
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2008-109-CA

WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
GILBERTO CLAROS A/K/A GILBERTO
CLAROS HERNANDEZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Rnal Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 23, 2009
and entered in Case No. 2008-109-
CA of the Circuit Court of the TWEN-
TIETH Judicial Circuit in and for
HENDRY County, Flonda wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the
Plaintiff and GILBERTO CLAROS
A/K/A GILBERTO CLAROS HERNAN-
DEZ; ROSE CLAROS; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
AQUA FINANCE INC.; are the Defen-
dants, 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 COR-
NER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at
11:00AM, on the 16th day of De-
cember, 2009, the following de-
scnbed roperty as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
BEGIN 1550 FEET NORTH PLUS
47.50 FEET WEST OF THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SEC-
TION 31, TOWNSHIP 42
SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST,
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF THE WEST ONE-HALF OF
LOT 451, NORTH LABELLE
HEIGHTS, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 16, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING
AND BEING IN HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE
WEST 82.50 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 125 FEET; THENCE
EAST 82.50 FEET THENCE
SOUTH 125 FEET TO POINT OF
BEGINNING, ALSO KNOWN AS
THE WEST ONE-HALF OF LOT
451 ALL OF LOT 452, AND THE
EAST 15 FEET OF LOT 453,
NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
MOBILE HOME LOCATED
THEREON, SERIAL NUMBER
SBHGA1510501390A &
SBHGA1510501390B

A/K/A 1012 CHOCTAW AVENUE,
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 Nov. 23, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08004192 NMNC-FHA-B-cfordham
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-117-CA

HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF NOVEMBER 1,
2006, FREMONT HOME LOAN TRUST
2006-D
Plaintiff,
WILLIAM 0. STEWART JR.; AMY D.
STEWART; BANK OF AMERICA, NA;
COAST BANK OF FLORIDA; UN-
KNOWN PERSONS(S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants.

RENOTICEOF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
09-117-CA, of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
HENDRY County, Ronda, HSBC
BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF NOVEMBER 1,
2006, FREMONT HOME LOAN
TRUST 2006-D Is Plaintiff and WIL-
LIAM 0. STEWART JR.; AMY D.
STEWART; UNKNOWN PERSONS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; BANK OF AMERICA, NA;
COAST BANK OF FLORIDA are de-
fendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 2ND
FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OF-
FICE OF CLERK OF COURTS, AD-
MINISTRATION BLDG, HENDRY CO.
COURTHOUSE, AT 25 EAST HICK-
POCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA at 11:00 a.m. on
the 16th day of December, 2009, the
following descnbed property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
THE WEST HALF (W 1/2) OF
THE SOUTH 595 FEET OF THE
EAST 850 FEET OF THE WEST
HALF (W 1/2) OF THE SOUTH-
WEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF
SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 43
SOUTH RANGE 28 EAST,
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET
THEREOF FOR ROAD RIGHT-
OF-WAY.

A 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 with 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 17th day of Nov., 2009.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of said Court
BY /s/ D. HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act If you are a
person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to par-
ticpate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to provi-
sions of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Administrator at
25 East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Flonda
33935, Phone No. (941)335-2299
within 2 working days of your receipt
of this notice or pleading; if you are
hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770
(V) (Via Florida Relay Services).
Kahane &Associates, PA.
8201 Pters Road, Ste. 3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Telephone: (954) 382-3486
Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380
339861 CN 11/26;12/03/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 209-CA-000706
HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc.,
Plaintiff
-VS.-
David Rafael Depuzo a/k/a David R.
Depuzo; Acela Gonzalez; Suncoast
Schools Federal Credit Union; Un-
known Parties in Possession #1; Un-
known Parties in Possession #2; If
living, and all Unknown Parties
claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defen-
dant(s) who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees,
or Other Claimants.
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Rnal Judgment of
Foreclosure dated November 17,
2009, entered in Civil Case No.
2009-CA-000706 of the Circuit Court
of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Flonda, wherein
HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc Plain-
tiff and David Rafael Depuzo a/k/a
David R. Depuzo are defendantss, I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash, IN FRONT OF THE OF-
FICE OF THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ( BEING
THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on
December 16, 2009 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Rnal Judgment, to-wit:
THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE
NORHTEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF
SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH,
RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO AN EASE-
MENT FOR THE ACCESS ROAD OF
THE NORTH 40 FEET THEREOF
ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 4842 IN
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, AN UN-
RECORDED SUBDIVISION.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUSFROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE
CONTACT HENDRY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 25 EST HICKPOCHEE AVE-
NUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL :
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8770
DATED at LABELLE, Ronda, this
23rd day of November, 2009
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
BY/s/D. HAMMOND
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy
Suite 112
Tampa, Ronda 33618
09-143079
340043 cgs 12/3,10/2009


NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING
NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Hendry County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to
Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform
method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within
the Banyan Village area, Port LaBelle Plat Units 10-13, within the unincorpo-
rated area of the County, for capital costs associated with construction of
water lines for Banyan Village and service assessments for maintenance of
such water lines commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1,
2010, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The
County will consider the adopbon of a resolution electing to use the uniform
method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632,
Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on December 8,
2009, in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall 115 West Ventura Ave-
nue, Clewiston, Florida. Such resolution will ste the need for the levy and
will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject
to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the
egal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at the
County Administrator's Office, 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida. All inter-
ested persons are invited to attend.
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County
with respect to any matter relabng to the consideration of the resolution at
the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be
needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a ver-
babm record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the tesb-
mony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with
the Americans with Dsabilities Act, persons needing a special accommoda-
bon or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the
County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the
hearing.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
338723 CGS/CB 11/12,19,26;12/03/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000730
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST
FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF
AMERIQUEST MORTGAGESE-
CURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2005-48,
Plaintiff,
RALEIGH E. MATHIS, etal
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Rnal Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 23, 2009
and entered in Case No. 26-2008-
CA-000730 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Ronda
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATION-
AL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE,
IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED
HOLDERS OF AMERIQUEST MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES INC., ASSET-
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2005-R-8, is the
Plaintiff and RALEIGH E. MATHIS;
CAROLYN A. MATHIS; PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY OWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; 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 11:00AM, on the 16th day of
December, 2009, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 20, BOOK 2171 OF PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3. PAGE 86.
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRI
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 4016 N EDGEWATER CIR-
CLE, 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 Nov. 23, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08055713 FIDOPTONONE-CONV-R-
ejayska
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-1258-CA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NO-
VASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING
TRUST, SERIES 2006-6
Plaintiff,
RAUL R. PACHECO; MARA PACHE-
CO; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY;
Defendants.

RENOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated November 18,
2009 and entered in Case No.
08-1258-CA, of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
HENDRY County, Flonda. DEUTS-
CHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING
TRUST, SERIES 2006-6 is Plaintiff
and RAUL R. PACHECO; MARA PA-
CHECO; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY,
IN FRONT OF OFFICE OF CLERK OF
COURTS, ADMINISTRATION BLDG,
HENDRY CO. COURTHOUSE, AT 25
EAST HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE IN
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA at
11:00 a.m. on the 16th day of De-
cember, 2009, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
THE S 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF
THE NW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4
OF THE NW 14 OF SECTION
13, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT
TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN AC-
CESS ROAD OF THE WEST 30
FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN
AS LOT 3614 IN MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES.

A 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 with 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 19th day of Nov., 2009.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of said Court
BY /s/ D. HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act If you are a
person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to provi-
sions of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Administrator at
25 East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Flonda
33935, Phone No. (941)335-2299
within 2 working days of your receipt
of this notice or pleading; if you are
hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770
(V (Via Florida Relay Services).
Kahane & Associates, PA.
8201 Pters Road, Ste. 3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Telephone: (954) 382-3486
Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380
339816 CN 11/26;12/209


NOTICE OF WORKSHOPISPECIAL MEETING AND
REGULAR MEETING
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central
County Water Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on De-
ember 9, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. at the District Administrative Office meeting
oom located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Cle-
Niston, Florida. The purpose of the workshop/special meeting is to discuss
and take action on: issues related to Dike/Levee surrounding the District
reservoir including but not limited to project design, scheduling, financing
options, permitbng issues, and engneenng issues together with any other
aspect of the Dike/Levee project that may need to be discussed or acted
upon to facilitate progress on the project.
Notice is further given that the Board of Supervisors for Central County
Nater Control Distnct will also hold their regular meeting following the
Norkshop/special meeting on December 9, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at the Dis-
tnct Administratve Office meeting room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm
Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Flonda.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with re-
;pect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, that per-
;on will need a record of the proceeding and may need to insure that a
verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES
AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT
THE DISTRICT CLERKS OFFICE AT (863) 983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE
(5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT

Al interested persons are invited to attend and be heard.
Cenwal County VWter Control District
Clewiston, Flonda
339817 CN 11/26; 12/3/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000225
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
TRACY L. NESBITT, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 23, 2009
and entered in Case No. 26-2009-
CA-000225 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Flonda
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is
the Plaintiff and TRACY L. NESBITT;
is the Defendant, 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 11:00AM, on the 16th day of
December, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Rnal Judgment:
LOT 17 LESS THE SOUTHWEST-
ERLY 14.86% OF LOT 17 IN
BLOCK 205 OF THE GENERAL
PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORI-
DA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER
7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71
THROUGH 78, INCLUSIVE, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THE SOUTHWESTERLY PROP-
ERTY LINE IS RADIAL TO THE
CURVE OF THE FRONT AND
REAR LINES AND THE NORTH-
EASTERLY PROPERTY LINE IS
PARALLEL TO THE STREET-
LINE

A/K/A 400 W CIRCLE DRIVE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
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 Nov. 19, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Ronda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Ronda 33622-5018
F09019633NMNC-SPECFHLMC-R-ejayska
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
tcipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
339787 CN 11/26;12/3/09




AMENDED NOTICE
OF PUBLIC MEETING
PORT LABELLE UTILITY
ADVISORY BOARD

Notice is hereby given that the Port
LaBelle Utility Advisory Board will
hold a meeting Wednesday, Decem-
ber 9, 2009, at 2:00 RM., at the
Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East
Hckpoochee Avenue, Commission
Chamber, LaBelle, Ronda. The
meeting is open to the public. The
meeting site is accessible by the
disabled.
If a person decides to appeal any
decision made with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting,
he/she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Port LaBelle Advisory Committee
George Davis
339974 CB/CN 12/3/09

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000309
HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC.,
Plaintiff,
MARIA GUADALUPE GUZMAN, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 23, 2009
and entered in Case No. 26-2008-
CA-000309 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Flonda
wherein HSBC MORTGAGE SERVIC-
ES INC., is the Plaintiff and MARIA
GUADALUPE GUZMAN; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; 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
HENRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11:00AM, on the 16th day of
December, 2009, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 12, IN BLOCK 2139, OF PORT
LABELLE UNIT THREE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 73, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 5006 MONTROSE LANE
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 Ls Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Nov. 25, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08024147
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
340408 CN 12/03,10/09




NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS OF TH
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the
Regular Meetng of the Board of Su-
pervisors of the Central County Wa-
ter Control District will be held on
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 7
p.m. at the CCWCD Conference
Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St.,
Montura Ranch Estates, State Road
833, Clewiston, Flonda.
The purpose of this meeting is to
transact any and all business which
may come before the Board. If a
person decides to appeal the deci-
sion of the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at
the public meeting or heanng herein
referred he or she may need to in-
sure that a verbabm record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the apal is based.
NOTICE DATE CHANGE.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 22-2008-CA-000245
U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
WFMBS 2006-AR6,
Plaintiff
GERMAN ALEX BERG A/K/A GERMAN
ALEJANDRO CUERVO BERG, et al,
Defendant(s),
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated Oct. 22, 2009 and
entered in Case NO. 22-2008-
CA-000245 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for GLADES County, Flonda
wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
WFMBS 2006-AR.6, is the Plaintiff
and GERMAN ALEX BERG A/KA GER-
MAN ALEJANDRO CUERVO BERG;
are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the
17th day of Dec., 2009, the follow-
ing descnbed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-
QUARTER OF SECTION 24,
TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE
28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO EASE-
MENTS FOR INGRESS AND
EGRESS OVER THE NORTH 60
FEET AND THE EAST 60 FEET
THEREOF
A/K/A 2040 FERNWOOD LANE
SW,
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 o the Ls Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on November 13, 2009.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Rorda Default Law Group, PI.
RO, Box 25018
Tampa, Honda 33622-5018
F08078787 Nisirqc-CONV
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
Bcipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299;
1-800-955-8771. (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
339371 CN 11/26;12/3/09






NOTICE of PUBLIC MEETING
Notice s hereby given that the
review/ranking committee for RFP
2010-06, Hendry County Grant
Administration Services/Project
Delivery Services for CDBG 2008
Disaster Recovery Funding Initia-
tive, will meet from 3:00 pm to
4:00 pm Monday, December 7,
2009, at the Hendry County Ad-
ministrative Office Small Confer-
ence Room A-114, located at 165
S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL, 33935.
The meeting site is accessible by
the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting or hearing,
he/she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he/she may need to en
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings s made, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Hendry County
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IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000014
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
EVODIO RAMIREZ, et al
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Rnal Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 23, 2009
and entered in Case No. 26-2009-
CA-000014 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Honda
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is
the Plaintiff and EVODIO RAMIREZ;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EVODIO
RAMIREZ N/K/A ELIZABETH RAMI-
REZ N/K/A ELIZABETH RAMIREZ
N/K/A ELIZABETH RAMIREZ; 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 11:00AM, on the 16th day of
December, 2009, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 7, BLOCK 2312, PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 9, A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 144, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 8025 MEMORY CIRCLE
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 Nov. 19, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08113066 NMNC-FHA-B-efordham
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
339802 CN 11/26;12/3/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000016
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
ROBERTO RAMIREZ, JR., et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 23, 2009
and entered in Case No. 26-2009-
CA-000016 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Flonda
wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
is the Plaintiff and ROBERTO RAMI-
REZ, JR.; GLORIA RAMIREZ 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 11:00AM, on the 16th day of
December, 2009, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 16, BLOCK 2033, PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 3,
PAGE 50, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A/K/A 2023 MONTANA CIRCLE, LA-
BELLE, FL 339350000
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Ls Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Nov. 20, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08114624 CHASEDIRECT-SPECFHLMC-
R-qeayska
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDiD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 22-2009-CA-000019
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,
AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING
TRUST 2005-3,
Plaintiff,
DEAN BRAMER, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 16,
2009 and entered in Case No.
22-2009-CA-000019 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for GLADES County,
ronda wherein THE BANK OF NEW
YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR
TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORT-
GAGE FUNDING TRUST 20045-3, is
the Plaintiff and DEAN BRAMER;
GWYN BRAMER; TENANT #1 N/K/A
MARY WARDELL, and TENANT #2
N/K/A TERRY WARDELL are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at STEPS
OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 31st day
of Dec., 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Rnal Judgment:
LOT 19, WESTLAKE SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 129 AND
130, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 19 PALM COURT
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Ls Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Nov. 20, 2009.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Ronda Default Law Group, RL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Ronda 33622-5018
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons needing special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee
County Justice Center Room
3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone
number (813) 335-2299;
1-800,- 955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding.
339855 CN 11/26; 12/3/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 22-2008-CA-000114
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
DIANE E. PRATT, etal,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Rnal Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 14, 2009
and entered in Case No. 22-2008-
CA-000114 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for GLADES County, Honda
wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is
the Plaintiff and DIANE E. PRATT;
RANDALL S. PRATT; are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at STEPS OF
THE GLADES COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 31st day
of Dec., 2009, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 79, LESS THE WEST 10
FEET THEREOF, IN TURKEY
CREEK SUBDIVISION IN SEC-
TION 26, TOWNSHIP 42
SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, AS
PER MAPS OR PLATS THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 12170 ANCHOR LANE
ORTONA, FL 33471
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 Nov. 19, 2009.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons needing special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee
County Justice Center Room
3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone
number (813) 335-2299;
1-800,- 955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-001141
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH C.DIAZ, et al
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale dated Nov. 18, 2009 and entered in Case No. 26-2008-CA-001141
of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY
County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and KEN-
NETH C. DIAZ; NOLVIA A. LEIVA; are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est 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, FLORIDA AT 11:00 AM, on the 16th day of Dec.,
2009, the following described property as set forth in said final Judgment:
PARCEL 1: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT
LOT 2 IN SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 01 SEC-
ONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, A DIS-
TANCE OF 639.1 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 13
SECONDS WEST 35.62 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
STATE ROAD NO. S-78; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 1 SEC-
OND EAST, ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 391.86 FEET TO THE
POINT-OF-BEGINNING OF THE TRACT OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED;
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 01 SECOND EAST
38.24 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT WITH A RADI-
US OF 1180.92 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY, ALONG SAID CURVED RIGHT
OF-WAY LINE (HAVING A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 85 DEGREES 18
MINTUES 46 SECONDS EAST AND CHORD DISTANCE 211.48 FEET), 211.76
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST 44.73
FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE
RIVER CANAL; THENCE SOUTH 69 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 21 SECONDS
WEST; ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 250.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH
08 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST 116.22 FEET TO THE POINT-
OF-BEGINNING PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF
GOVERNMENT LOT 2 IN SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29
EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 33 SEC-
ONDS 01 MINUTES EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT
2, A DISTANCE OF 639.1 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 8 MINUTES
13 SECONDS WEST 333.05 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER CANAL; THENCE NORTH 69 DEGREES 34
MINUTES 21 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID R/W LINE 747.93 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED;
THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 69 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 21 SECONDS EAST
60.00 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2; THENCE NORTH 0
DEGREES 25 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF
GOVERNMENT LOT 2, A DISTANCE OF 35.47 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT
OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. S-78; THENCE WESTERLY, ALONG THE
ARC OF SAID R/W LINE, (BEING CURVED CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST
WITH A RADIUS OF 1180.92 FEET AND HAVING A CORD BEARING OF
SOUTH 78 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST) A DISTANCE OF
60.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST
44.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 861 CIRCLE 78 WEST,
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 Lls Pends must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on Nov. 19, 2009.
Barbara S. Buter
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
**See Americans with Disabilities Act** In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities act, persons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator whose office is located at Lee County
Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Flori-
da 33901, telephone number (813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
(TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later
than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITOF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009 CA 265
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION ND,
Plaintiff,
VS.
SAN JUANITA REYNA; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAN JUANI-
TA REYNA; GREGORIO REYNA,
SR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to a Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered in
the above-styled cause, in the Cir-
cuit Court of HENDRY County,
Honda, I will sell the property
situate in HENDRY County, Flori-
da, described as:
Lots 20, 21, 22 & the North
10 feet of Lot 23, Block 418,
GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWIS-
TON FLORIDA, as revised
September 7, 1937, accord-
ing to the plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book 2,
Pages 71 through 78, inclu-
sive of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
A/K/A
705 Bond St.
Clewiston, DE 33440
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, Clerk of the
Circuit Court in the Hendry County
Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry
County Courts Building), LaBelle,
FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on Dec.
23, 2009.
DATED THIS 25th day of Nov.
2009.
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property own-
ers as of the is pendens, must file
a claim within 60 days after the
sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of
this court on the 25th day of
Nov., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /S/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the Amencans
With Disabilites Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
ASA Coordinator no later than
seven (7) days pnor to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
please call (800) 955-8771 (TDD)
or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via
orida Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000748
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
JOSE L. CARRERO, etal
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 23, 2009
and entered in Case No. 26-2008-
CA-000748 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Flonda
wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is
the Plaintff and JOSE L. CARRERO;
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 11:00AM, on the 16th day of
December, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Rnal Judgment:
THE EAST ONE-HALF (E'/) OF
THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUAR-
TER (SEA/) OF THE SOUTH-
EAST ONE-QUARTER (SE) OF
THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUAR-
TER (SE/) OF THE NORTH-
WEST ONE-QUARTER (NW4)
OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP
44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST,
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT
FOR AN ACCESS ROAD F THE
SOUTH 40 FEET AND EAST 30
FEET THEREOF, A/K/A TRACT
4537, MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES.
A/K/A 393 APPALOOSA AVENUE,
CLEWISTON FL 33440
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 Nov. 23, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
orida Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa Fonrda 33622-5018
F08059209 NBNY-CONV-B-lcuny
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901. telephone number


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000608
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
PORFIRIO MENDOZA, et al
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Fnal Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 23, 2009
and entered in Case No. 26-2008-
CA-000608 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Ronda
wherein Countrywide Home Loans,
Inc., is the Plaintiff and PORFIRIO
MENDOZA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF PORFIRIO MENDOZA, N/K/A MA-
RIA MENDOZA; 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 HENRY COUNTY
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING COR-
NER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at
11:00AM, on the 16th day of De-
cember, 2009, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 13, BLOCK 2311, PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 9 A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 144, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 8006 MEMORY CIRCLE,
PORT 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 endens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Nov. 24, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa Flonda 33622-5018
F08 6773 COUNTRYCAL-SPECFRLMC-
R-ejayska
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number


IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 22-2008-CA-000301
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
THOMAS KNABE AKA THOMAS M.
KNABE, JR., et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 14, 2009
and entered in Case No. 22-2008-
CA-000301 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for GLADES County, Flonda
wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
is the Plaintiff and THOMAS KNABE
AKA THOMAS M KNABE, JR.; REGI-
NA KNABE; BANK OF AMERICA; are
the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the
17h day of Dec., 2009, the following
descnbed property as set forth in
said Fnal Judgment:
LOT 4, CYPRESS POINT UNIT
NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 102, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
11810 NE SABAL PALM DRIVE
MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471
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 Nov. 19, 2009.
Joe lint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
**See Amencans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator whose
office s located at Lee County Jus-
tice Center Room 3112, 1700 Mon-
me Street, Fort Myers, Flonda
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,- 955-877/
(TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via
Flonda Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days pnor to the
proceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.
222009CAO00233XXXXXX
INTERSAVINGS BANK FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
MARTHA G. DAVIS, DECEASED,
et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST MARTHA G. DAVIS, de-
ceased.
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
ton to foreclose a mortgage on the
following described property in
Glades County, Florida:
LOTS 17 AND 18 OF BLOCK 4,
LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE 166, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, PA., Plain-
tiffs attorneys, whose address is
2691 East Oakland Park Blvd., Suite
303, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306,
within 30 days from first date of pub-
lication, and file he original with the
clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on Plaintiff's attorneys or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or pebtion.
DATE on November 25, 2009.
Joe Flint
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of the Court not
later than five business days prior to
the proceeding at the Glades County
Courthouse. Telephone
863-946-0113 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 22-2008-CA-000291
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,
ROSA L. MARTINEZ, etal,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Rnal Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 14, 2009 and entered in Case No. 22-2008-
CA-000291 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for
GLADES County, Flonda wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, is the
Plaintiff and ROSA L. MARTINEZ; are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 31st day of Dec., 2009, the following
descnbed property as set forth in said Final Judgment:
A PARCEL OF LAND INTRACT 23 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 42
SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, LYING IN THE WESTERLY PORTION OF
PARCEL CRS AND THE NORTHWESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL
CSS, ACCORDING TO SAID PARCELS AS RECORDED BY GOVERN-
MENT PLAT IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 89, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER
OF PARCEL CRS AND RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION OR
ALONG CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF
284.01 FEET; THENCE EAST A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET; THENCE
IN NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO SAID CALOOSA-
HATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.02 FEET OR
THEREABOUTS TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF PARCEL CRS,
THENCE WEST ALONG SAID BOUNDARY TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.
LESS AND EXCEPT: A PARCEL OF LAND IN TRACT 23, SECTION
14, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, LYING IN THE
WESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CRS AND THE NORTHWESTER-
LY PORTION OF PARCEL CSS ACCORDING TO SAID PARCELS AS
RECORDED BY GOVERNMENT PLAT IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 89,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF PARCEL CRS AND RUN IN A SOUTH-
WESTERLY DIRECTION OF ALONG CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF
WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.01 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGIN-
NING OF PARCEL HEREIN CONVEYED; THENCE EAST A DISTANCE
OF 200 FEET; THENCE RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION
PARALLEL TO SAID CALOOSHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY A DIS-
TANCE OF 120 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST PARALLEL WITH THE
NORTH BOUNDARY OF PARCEL CRS A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO
THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY, THENCE RUN IN A
SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE CALOOSAHATCHEE
RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.
A/K/A 1380 SW RIVER ROAD
MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus fm the sale, if any, f 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 Nov. 19, 2009.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Honda 33622-5018
F08103135
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Center Room 3112 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,- 955-877/ (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v),
via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding.
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By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The loss of Dade's command and the
poor results of General Clinch's and General
Gaines' engagements convinced Washing-
ton that a new commander was needed for
the Florida Theater. In 1836, General Win-
field Scott was put in charge of all military
forces in Florida.
General Scott immediately implemented
a brilliant battle strategy to route the Semi-
noles from their forbidden haunts around
the Withlacoochee River. Scotts plan was
to break his command into three separate
columns that would converge on an area
called the Withlacoochee Cove. There the
three columns would engage and break the
fighting will of the Seminoles.
He ordered General Clinch to command
one column, the Right Wing, which would
march south from Fort Drane to the With-
lacoochee River. This action would prevent
the Seminoles from escaping north. General
Abraham Eustis was assigned the second
column, the Left Wing. It would march
south from St. Augustine to the St. Johns
River, swing west and cross the Oklawaha
River, before eventually turning north to
the Withlacoochee Cove. Colonel William
Lindsay was assigned command of the third
column, the Center Wing. He marched his
army from Tampa Bay (Fort Brooke), then
followed the west side of the Withlacoochee
River to the Cove.
General Scott was an excellent tactician
and planned his campaign well. He pur-
chased supply wagons and formed wagon
trains to carry rations, ammunition and for-
age for the thousands of soldiers and horses.
The campaign on paper looked invincible,
but like all plans there is usually a weak
point called the "Achilles Heel," which can
foil even a military genius.
Too late, Napoleon Bonaparte, the self
proclaimed emperor of Europe, discovered
that the terrible Russian winters weren't in-
cluded in his plans for conquering "Mother
Russia." He would lose most of his army
(Europe's greatest army at that time) to the
cold, icy breath of winter. Years later, a confi-


dent General Scott would also find his plans
interrupted by the unforeseen. Swamplands,
palmetto hammocks, sandy wastelands and
too few roads would hamstring his well or-
chestrated and converging army of men and
horses.
In order for General Scott's plan to suc-
ceed, his three columns must move like a
precision clock to reach their predestinated
objectives by March 25, 1836. To meet this
requirement, each army column must stay
in constant touch with the other columns,
so that the commanders could ensure
proper synchronization among the three
converging armies. The unforeseen Florida
swampland would stop General Scott's syn-
chronized clock.
The Right Column under General Clinch
arrived on March 28,1836 after going through
the terrible ordeal of pulling wagons and flat
boats through Florida's unforgiving swamps
and impassable woods. The column was
delayed further when it came under enemy
fire near the Withlacoochee River. The Right
Column finally reached its objective, the
Withlachoochee Cove, on April 1, 1836. By
this time it was low on rations and forced to
march to Fort Brooke.
General Eustis' Center Wing also failed to
reach its objective on time. It was the most
handicapped army column because it had
the greatest distance to travel. The Center
Wing left St. Augustine March 15, 1836,
but due to rough terrain didn't reach the St.
Johns until March 22, 1836. While crossing
the Withlacoochee River, the column came
under constant Seminole fire that inflicted
causalities further delaying the river crossing
four days. The Center Wing finally reached
its objective on April 1, 1836 but was so low
on rations due to the timely setbacks that it
too was forced to break off and march to
Fort Brooke for much needed supplies.
The Left Wing, under the command of
Colonel Lindsay, failed to establish contact
with the other two columns. It was constant-
ly ambushed by Seminoles and at one point
the situation became so desperate that the
soldiers were forced to make a frontal attack
using bayonets. The Seminole attacks set
Colonel Lindsay's column back three days.


He would spend an additional three days
trying to make contact with the other two
columns. Colonel Lindsay finally marched
his troops back to Fort Brooke.
General Scotts' brilliant plan failed to
yield any positive results. His armies had
been forced to battle the Florida wilderness,
where his logistics provided no support, but
served as a burden to the movement of his
troops. Scott admired European tactics and
applied them to The Second Seminole War,
which was a guerrilla war.
In the Florida Wilderness, the Seminoles
were in their element, while General Scott
and his forces were not. Seminoles didn't
fight by rules of war. They attacked in sud-
den violence, hitting weak points in the
American lines and raining havoc on the
troops before vanishing into the green, liq-
uid landscape. General Scott had no defen-
sive or offensive tactics to counter this mode
of attack. Major Leigh Read, a militia officer,
wrote that General Scott had attempted to
apply "the shreds and patches of the obso-
lete system of European tactics where they
could not possibly work."
It was General Scott's low performance
in the Florida Wilderness, along with his
poor public defense measures, which criti-
cized the soldiers and civilians in Florida that
finally relieved him of his Florida command.
General Scott was delicately removed from
command in Florida and politically assigned
command in Alabama. His command in
Florida would eventually be given to Gen-
eral Jesup.
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. Stop by and enjoy a 45- minute
group-tour for only $2.00 per person.


Briefs cont.


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Hike s screen. The lack of trees allows sightseers
Hiki ers to witness the panorama view of Florida's
inland freshwater sea or its vast marshes
Continued From Page 1 which attract birds and butterflies. For some,
witnessing the sunrise from the west shore
for the group. He makes sure everyone has of Lake Okeechobee is the most spectacular
moved on to the next destination, sight in Florida.
The trail around Lake Okeechobee has For more information go to www.florida-
several rest areas with picnic tables, howev- hikes.com, www.visitglades.com or www.
er it is located along Northern Everglades flat floridtrail.org
land, and there really is no shade. People are Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
encouraged to stay hydrated and use sun- abolan@yahoo.com.

Chh sponsored free food at Thanksgiving in the
Churches Park. They also organize a food share pro-
Continued From Page 1 gram open to anyone.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
November, the Living Waters Fellowship abolan@yahoo.com.
























INI/Nena Bolan
Volunteers pack food relief boxes at St. Joseph The Worker Food Pantry in
Moore Haven, Glades County on Nov. 24.


INI/Nena Bolan

Western marshes
Boat traffic increases after sunrise along the rim canal near Uncle Joe's Fish
Camp in Glades County. The boat ramp at Uncle Joe's is a launching place
for duck hunters, left. The larger boat probably departed from Clewiston at
sunrise on its way towards the Moore Haven Lock.


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C.O.P. Success
Co-captains Roger Saunders and Ken Fuller of the Glades County's Port La-
Belle C.O.P. (Citizens on Patrol), are pictured with their respective patrol cars.
The program has nearly 30 citizen volunteers who help patrol the communi-
ty's roads, and improve the quality of life for everyone. The patrols cover the
areas of Port LaBelle in Glades County, as well as Horseshoe Acres, Ortona
Locks, and Indian Hills. The C.O.P. is a huge success, and Mr. Saunders, Mr.
Fuller, and the citizen volunteers are to be commended for their efforts. In ad-
dition, thank you to Sheriff Stuart Whiddon and the Glades County Sheriff's
Office for their outstanding support of the Citizens on Patrol program. The
C.O.P. is always looking for more volunteers. Anyone interested in joining the
Port LaBelle C.O.P. should contact Mr. Saunders at 863-675-6288, Mr. Fuller
at 863-675-1967, or e-mail sandybar@embarqmail.com.


INI/Nena Bolan

Courthouse grounds improvement
County servants are greeted by marigolds on their way into the courthouse.
Flower boxes with fossil stonework are new additions at the annex entrance
to the Glades County courthouse on Avenue J in Moore Haven. The main
courthouse entrance faces Fifth Street and has larger stone planter boxes
and a water fountain that were installed one year ago during exterior renova-
tions.


20 Glades County Democrat


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


December 3, 2009




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