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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 10, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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Subject: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Thursday, December 10, 2009


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Glades at a
Glance


RV residents find


Letters to Santa
Seacoast National Bank wel-
comes children of all ages to drop
off letters to Santa at our branches.
Simply place your letter in the mail-
box provided in the lobby and you
will receive a response letter from
Santa! Deadline to drop off letters
is Friday, Dec. 18. For more infor-
mation, please call 863-946-2900.

Moose Lodge Craft Fair
The Moose Lodge in Buck-
head Ridge will hold a craft fair on
Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The
lodge is located on SR 78 near the
community association building.
Booths are still available. Call Bon-
nie Booth at 863-357-1556.

Christmas Holiday
See Briefs Page 18

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Index
C lassifieds ................................ ....... 14
Public Forum ..................................... 3
S p o rts ........................................... x
S c h o o ls ........................................... 10
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By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES COUNTY -- Florida's
winter residents believe they can
still get their money's worth at
quiet RV communities in Glades
County, which are situated off the
beaten path.
The economic downturn has
left little money for beach con-
dos, fantasy amusement parks
and Bluebird motor-coach ranch-
es. If "RVers" take the time to
avoid the interstate and drift away
from congested city roads, they
may find themselves parked at a
peaceful village that completes
their search for fishing, feasting
and fellowship.
One out-of-the-way commu-
nity is Meadowlark RV Resort in
Ortona. It is hidden from main
roadways, but is easily seen by
boat traffic on the Caloosahatchee
River. The river borders the south


efuge
side of Meadowlark and a canal
with boat docks borders the east
side. Meadowlark RV Resort and
the Ortona community are locat-
ed on the north side of the Caloo-
sahatchee.
When visitors first arrive, they
feel like they are in an old style
park from Florida's by-gone days
of the mid-20th century. Accord-
ing to Homer Groger, it feels that
way because Meadowlark used
to be a fishing camp a long time
ago.
Mr. Groger has spent about 15
winters at Meadowlark in Ortona,
and he enjoys how easy it is get
around by bicycle. The RV resort
has newly paved roads and the
Ortona community has new side-
walks.
Dan Shortt, resort owner and
manager, has maintained the re-
sort's homey flavor and altered
some aspects in order to make it
See Winter Page 20


INI/Nena Bolan
Flower and gift shop
Rainbow Gardens Flower and Gift Shop began the holiday sea-
son with an open house, Dec. 4-5. From left to right are shop
owner Cindy Davidson, Alisha Beck, J.T. Williams and four-year
old Emily Woznick. Ms. Davidson first opened for business in
1982. The shop's beautiful gifts and decorations can be seen at
599 Avenue H, behind the Burger King, in Moore Haven, Glades
County.


Glades County Community news nuggets


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat


GLADES COUNTY County
communities have many brief but
significant topics for the beginning
of the winter season.
Alice and James Sweat, Semi-
nole Brighton community, have
organized another caravan head-
ed to Wounded Knee, South Da-
kota on Dec. 11. The volunteers
take toys and winter coats to the
far away Sioux community that


endures severe winter weather at
Christmas time.
The Ortona community cel-
ebrated the dedication of the new
playground and wooded trail on
Dec. 8. The playground has new
equipment and a children's li-
brary. It is within walking distance
from the Ortona library and fire
house on Williams Road.
The Moore Haven city council
is sponsoring a holiday decoration
contest for residences and busi-
nesses. Judging will be held Dec.
19 and awards will be given at the


January city council meeting. Call
city hall at 863-946-0711 for more
information. The city council is ea-
gerly waiting for the calendar date
of the dredging project which will
begin the restoration of the Moore
Haven Canal.
The community traffic safety
team and FDOT will provide a
light tower for the Christmas on
the Caloosahatchee event, Dec.
10. The team will run a booth with
TV videos that show public safety
announcements. Debra Stallings,
FDOT team coordinator, com-


mented that she is always on the
look-out for safety projects that
benefit county residents.
Local anglers report that crap-
pie fishing has improved along
the north shore of Lake Okeecho-
bee. Crappie are also known as
speckled perch. Recent rainfall
has temporarily delayed water re-
leases from the big lake which has
pleased local anglers who look
forward to an improved fishery.
The third phase of hunting for
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Glades Central and Glades Day move on to state


Both Glades teams
manhandle their state
semifinal opponents

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
BELLE GLADE Unfinished business.
That's what Glades Central Raiders de-
fensive coordinator reminded the team after
thumping Robinson (Tampa), 33-0, in the
Class 2A state semifinal game.
With the victory, Glades Central moved
on to the Class 2A state championship game
- something not accomplished since 2006,
when the Raiders won their sixth state title
in a 39-27 comeback win over Pine Forest
(Pensacola). Glades Central, who will be
playing for the Class 2A title on Saturday
(Dec. 12) at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, will
be facing off against fellow Class 2A power-
house Cocoa, who won last year's Class 3A
state championship in a 7-6 overtime nail-
biter over Godby. Glades Central and Cocoa
were in Class 3A for the past few seasons be-
fore moving down a classification this year.
In what proved to be a thoroughly domi-
nating game by the Raiders on both sides of
the ball not seen since its 34-0 homecom-
ing win over Class 1B powerhouse Jupiter
Christian two months ago it was nothing
but highlights for this week's Beef O' Brady's
No. 2 all-classification team in the state.
L.J. Thomas, arguably the best quar-


INI/Naji Tobias
Glades Central's Antwon Chisolm (11 carries, 108 yards, 1 TD) powered the
running attack in a 33-0 Class 2A state semifinal win over Robinson (Tampa) on
Friday, Dec. 4. Chisolm's first run, shown here, was an 11-yard scramble that
directly led to Glades Central's first score of the game.


terback in Palm Beach County for the last
two years, led Glades Central's lethally po-
tent passing attack with three touchdown
throws, to go along with 218 yards, as he
went 11-for-18 in the win. It took only three
plays, spanning an astonishing 49 seconds,
for Glades Central (13-0) to put up a 6-0 lead
on the completely overmatched Knights
team. After Thomas's 45-yard strike to Kevin
Benjamin (three catches, 88 yards) and an
11-yard run by Antwon Chisolm (11 carries,
108 yards, 1 TD), Greg Dent, who's hands-
down the best overall athlete in the Muck,
hauled in a 24-yard touchdown pass to give
Glades Central the lead.


Glades Central, this week's Rivals100 No.
13 team in the nation, didn't score again un-
til rising star playmaker Demetrius 'Bay-Bay'
Evans snagged his only catch of the game, a
12-yard pass from Thomas with 6:36 left in
the first half.
But the scoring drought, which lasted for
more than a quarter, did not matter in any
way, as the Raiders vaunted defense took
over. Robinson (10-3 after the season end-
ing loss) had just one opportunity to make
this a competitive game, as the Knights used
clock control to march down to the Raiders
10-yard line in the first quarter.
Glades Central's red zone defense was


masterful in that Dent scooped up a Robin-
son fumble on first-gnd-goal, forced by the
Raiders defensive line. Robinson quarter-
back Blake Rice (9-for-22 passing, 81 yards,
1 INT) was sacked a whopping 15 times in
this game, five of which came from Raid-
ers junior defensive end Robert Way. Way,
who set a Glades Central record with 24 total
sacks for the season, was supported heav-
ily by fellow defensive end Everon Morgan,
who had his best game of the season with
11 tackles and four sacks.
Delbert Clarke, Isiah Corbett and Michael
Smith each added the astonishing team sack
total with two apiece.
And Chisolm, who has had an up-and-
down season at running back, sliced his way
through the Robinson defense, as he added
a touchdown, a 33-yard run in the third
quarter to give the Raiders a commanding
26-0 lead.
"We just came out in practice and were
focused all week," said Raiders linebacker
Jamorris Rowley. "Half of us never went to
state, so that's all we wanted to do from the
beginning of the season."
Rowley, sounding like he was both happy
and relieved of Glades Central's accomplish-
ment their eighth overall state champion-
ship appearance reminisced on how it felt
last year to fall short of a state title.
Last season, Glades Central, without
Thomas, who suffered a season-ending col-
larbone injury in last year's Muck Bowl, lost
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Clubs and organizations


Moore Haven Lions Club
The Moore Haven Lions Club will have a
fundraiser drawing on Dec. 14. Donations of
$1 can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to
win $150 in gas, $125 gift certificate to U-Save
or $100 gift certificate to Wal-Mart. Tickets
can be purchased by calling LC Roundtree
at 863-509-8362 or Everglades Realty. Thank
you for your support, Happy Holidays.

Mr. and Mrs. Santa coming to
Lakeport
Mr. and Mrs. Santa will be at the Lakeport
Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 19 to
visit with your children. They will be arriving
on a tire truck. Please bring your children
and your camera and enjoy the festivities.
Santa will have a gift for each child.
The Lakeport Community Association is
sponsoring this event and will have a ham
and turkey dinner with the trimmings. This
will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be
no charge for the food. Come and enjoy
yourself. You may bring a covered dish if
you would like to help us with the food.
We invite you to join the association. The
dues for 2010 are $10 per household. Please
get involved in your community. The Sour
Orange Festival will be Saturday, Jan. 9. We
need workers. If you can help or have ques-
tions, please call 863-227-4323.

Glades County Gun Club
event
The Glades County Gun Club will hold
an open range shooting event on Saturday,


Dec. 12. The Range is located at the Glades
County Sheriffs Gun Range at Gun Club Rd
on SR 78 4.2 mi NE of US 27. Glades resi-
dents are welcome at no charge. Insurance
requires all guests to register, attend a short
range safety briefing and sign a waiver. Eye
and ear protection is mandatory and will be
available by the club. The gate will open at
8 a.m., registration from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45
a.m., briefing at 8:45 a.m. Shooting to begin
after briefing till about 11 a.m. Guests may
be accompanied to the firing line and super-
vised by a club member for safety concerns.
Black Power guns are welcome. First half of
event is for handguns, second half for rifle.
For further information call 863-946-2566.

Fill the Ambulance Toy Drive
Hendry County Public Safety and United
Way are accepting donations for the second
annual Fill the Ambulance Toy Drive which
will benefit children of Glades and Hendry
Counties. Donations can be taken to Glades
County Emergency Management Office in
the courthouse by Friday, Dec. 11. The event
is Saturday, Dec. 12 at Winn Dixie in LaBelle
from 9-4 p.m. Several agencies will demon-
strate equipment onsite.

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.
SEvery Friday a steak dinner with baked
potato, salad and rolls will be served from
5:30 until 7 p.m. for an $11 donation. Danc-
ing immediately follows the dinner.
*Membership meetings are held on the
second Saturday of the month beginning at
10 a.m. The House Committee meeting is on
the fourth Saturday.
For information, contact Commander
Robert Hare at 863-467-2882.
All games and special events are shown
on three televisions. The game room has a
regulation- size pool table.


General News and Information


Free services help elders
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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Local Weather

Weather Forecast for Glades County
from the National Weather Service.
Moore Haven and
surrounding areas:
Thursday: A chance of
showers, with thunderstorms
also possible after 1pm. Most-
ly cloudy, with a high near 79.
South wind at 8 mph becoming west.
Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night: A slight
chance of showers. Mostly
cloudy, with a low around 59.
North wind between 7 and 10
mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Extended Forecast:
Friday: A 20 percent
chance of showers. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 79.
Northeast wind around 7
mph.
Friday Night: Partly
cloudy, with a low around 63.
East wind between 3 and 5
mph.
Saturday: A 20 percent
chance of showers. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 83.
South wind between 5 and 7
mph.
Saturday Night: A 20 per


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cent chance of showers. Mostly lMI,
cloudy, with a low around 63.
Sunday: A 30 percent
chance of showers. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 82.
Sunday Night: Partly
cloudy, with a low around 62.
Monday: A 20 percent --
chance of showers. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 79.
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Sports
Continued From Page 1
to Monsignor Pace (Miami) 13-6 in the sec-
ond round of the Class 3A playoffs.
"We didn't want to have the same feeling
from last year, when we lost to [Monsignor]
Pace," Rowley said. "Last year, we took that
team lightly because we knew we were bet-
ter than them. But they came out to play."
As for the advice Rowley and his team-
mates received in how to overcome last
year's stinging loss?
"Coach Randy Williams, our running
backs coach, told me, 'You ain't gonna have
that feeling no more, just work hard and ev-
erything will work itself out,'" Rowley said.
"If we play together as a team, there's no
one in the state that can beat us. I want all
the seniors, my homeboys to go out with
a ring. I want nothing more than that for
them."
Thomas, who was bothered by some


rumored trash-talking from the Robinson
(Tampa) quarterback earlier last week, cred-
ited his offensive line for the big win.
"The O-line told me to do what I do and
if I did what I was supposed to do, they
were gonna hold me down," Thomas said.
"Eric Lewis [a Glades Central player] moti-
vated me the whole week after I was told
that the Tampa Robinson quarterback was
better than me. There ain't another No. 8 in
this state like me. Tampa Robinson's quar-
terback did basically nothing. I gotta tell my
O- (offensive) and D- (defensive) lines that I
love them."
Notes: Dent (five catches, 90 yards)
scored his other touchdown in the first half
- a 9-yard pass from Thomas with :54.6 left
in the first half to give the Raiders a 19-0 half-
time lead. Raiders senior strong safety Tra-
vis Bell caught an interception in the fourth
quarter, giving him a team-high 10 for the
season after 13 games.
Backup quarterback Alanda 'A.J.' Shaw
threw a touchdown to Jamie Wilson in the
fourth to complete the game's scoring.


Glades Central and Cocoa, both unde-
feated at 13-0, were the top two teams in
Class 2A this entire season, according to the
Associated Press High School Football poll.
If Glades Central takes home this year's
Class 2A state title on Saturday they are
favored to win their next game it will be
the school's seventh state title. That would
place them second all-time to Class 2B pow-
er Bolles (Jacksonville), who is going for
its 10th state championship in the Class 2B
title game on Saturday afternoon (1 p.m.)
against Tampa Catholic. The Class 2A state
championship game is scheduled for a 7
p.m. kickoff at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
Glades Day 48, Out-of-Door Acad-
emy (Sarasota) 20: Kelvin Taylor, the son
of New England Patriots running back Fred
Taylor, muscled his way to five touchdowns
for 358 yards on 46 carries in the Gators
Class 1B state semifinal win. Roshard Bur-
ney, Glades Day's backup running back,
added two second half rushing scores to
seal the victory. Burney, who had 54 yards
on six carries, scored on runs on 16 and 22


yards, respectively, to give Glades Day (11-2)
the game. Interestingly, this game was close
for much of the contest, with Out-of-Door
Academy taking an early 7-0 lead and tied it
up at 14 apiece after Taylor's first two touch-
down runs in the first frame.
Out-of-Door's A.J. Strong (27 carries, 103
yards) scored on an 11-yard touchdown run
in the second quarter to make the game
as close it was going to get for the District
6-Class 1B champion.
Glades Day, who last won a state title in
2006, is the odds-on favorite to beat Warner
Christian (South Daytona Beach) in tomor-
row's Class 1B state championship game.
Warner Christian lost last year's Class 1B
title game to two-time state champion Jupi-
ter Christian. Glades Day, who has made the
most state championship appearances in
FHSAA history with 23, can win its sixth title
on Friday (Dec. 11).
The Class 1B state title game is scheduled
for a 1 p.m. kickoff tomorrow at the Citrus
Bowl in Orlando.


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Expanded target groups to receive H1Nt vaccinations


By Pat Dobbins
In showing our commitment to the
health and safety of our communities, the
County Health Departments within our re-
gion are expanding the target groups for the
H1N1 vaccination. "Please know that your
health departments are working very hard to
organize convenient vaccination times and
locations for you to receive the vaccine. We
are very excited to expand the target group
criteria." said Pat Dobbins, Administrator for
the Hendry and Glades County Health De-
partments. Please note: The target group
has been expanded to include ALL persons
aged 6 months through the age of 64. Addi-
tionally the target group has been expanded
to include persons 65 years and older who
have chronic health conditions.
These vaccinations are voluntary and free.
To get your free H1N1 Vaccination please
plan to attend one of the "after-hours" clin-
ics listed below:


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Muse West Glades Elementary (2500
CR731 SW) -Thursday, Dec. 3 from 4:30
p.m. to 7 p.m.
Clewiston Health Department (1100
S. Olympia) -Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
Clewiston Health Department (1100 S.
Olympia) -Monday, Dec. 7 from 4:30 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
LaBelle Health Department (1140 Pratt
Blvd) -Tuesday, Dec. 8 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Moore Haven Health Department (956
US Hwy 27 SW) Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Clewiston -Health Department (1100
S. Olympia) -Monday, Dec. 14 from 4:30
p.m. to 7 p.m.
Moore Haven -Doyle Connor Building
- Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Moore Haven Health Department (956
US Hwy 27 SW) -Thursday, Dec. 17 from
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


LaBelle Health Department (1140
Pratt Blvd) -Saturday, Dec. 19 from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
The H1N1 vaccinations will be given to
the following groups:
All adults aged 25 to 64 (with or with-
out chronic medical conditions)
All Children and young adults age 6
months through 24 years
Pregnant women
People who live with or care for chil-
dren younger than 6 months old
Health care workers and emergency
medical services personnel
People over the age of 65 who have
health conditions associated with higher
risk of medical complications (Which in-
clude: Diabetes, Asthma, Heart Conditions,
Immune Disorders, and any type of respira-
tory illnesses)
You can call the Hendry and Glades
County Health Departments at: LaBelle:


863-674-4041, Clewiston: 863-983-1408, and
Moore Haven: 863-946-0707
Additionally, the Hendry and Glades
County Health Departments will have H1N1
vaccination "walk-in" clinics at the Health
Departments locations/days/times listed
below: LaBelle: Wednesday afternoons be-
tween 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Friday morn-
ings between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.;Clewiston:
Tuesday mornings between 8 a.m. and 11
a.m. and Friday afternoons between 1 p.m.
and 4 p.m.; Moore Haven: Monday after-
noons between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Tues-
day mornings between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
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the vaccine, please talk to your local health-
care provider or the local health department.
You can also call the Florida Flu Information
Line at 1-877-352-3581. For web-based infor-
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Arthur Pinto, 70
CLEWISTON -Arthur Pinto, Art as he was
known, of Clewiston, passed away on Nov. 22,
2009.
Art lived in Clewiston for 20 years, he worked
for the City of Cle-
wiston. He was a
wonderful husband -
to his wife of 48
years, Rose Mary
Pinto, as well as a
great daddy to his
three children,
daughter, Patricia
Clark, son, Michael
Pinto of Clewiston,
and son, Joseph Pin-
to of Jacksonville;
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to J.D. and Taylor Lucas of Clewiston;
father-in-law to Bucky Clark of Clewiston and
J.C. Pinto of Jacksonville; brother to Geri Mona-
co; brother-in-law to Hank Monaco, Harold and
Dottie Biot; and uncle to seven nieces and neph-
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Stuart Howard Powell Sr., 53
PAHOKEE Stuart Howard Powell Sr., age
53, of Pahokee, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at his
residence.
Born Sept. 22, 1956, in Ft. Pierce, he had been
a resident of Pahokee for over 40 years. He
proudly served in the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his father,
Marion Powell.
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ell of Pahokee; sons, Stuart Howard Powell, Jr.
(Brenda) of Pahokee, Donald R. Powell
(Mariza) of Belle Glade, David L. Powell (Car-
men) of Clewiston, Richard W Powell (Tara) of
Pahokee; brothers, Ernest Powell (Lisa) of Well-
ington, Dennis Powell (Elvia) of Clewiston, Don
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Collins (Derrick) of Palatka, Gretta- Jean Galati
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Moore Haven
Palmdale Cowboy Church
On Thursday, Dec. 10 Cowboy Church -
Hand and hand Ministries of Palmdale will
be having food and fellowship at 6 p.m.
followed by gospel music and the word
brought by Pastor Paul Harris from Moore
Haven at 7 p.m.
We will also be celebrating our Christmas
dinner, so please come out and visit us if you
can. Everyone is welcome. We are located
on the corner of 5th and Main Street at the
Palmdale Community building. If you have
any further questions please call 863-612-
0640.

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
Hand Ministries of Palmdale, if you would
like to help us call 863-612-0640, if no an-
swer leave message, God bless you.

Clewiston
Christmas at First Christian
First Christian Church, 201 N. Francisco
St., is currently involved in an expansion of
their sanctuary. The expansion will almost
double the size of their seating capacity. It is
hoped that the expansion will be complete
in time for the church's annual Christmas
Musical and Christmas Candlelight Carol
Service.
The Christmas Musical will be presented
on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. This years Musi-
cal is "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The
Year," The church's twenty voice Choir will
be under the direction of Theodora Carnes,
daughter of Minister Jackie Miller. Mrs. Car-
nes is Office Manager of "The Glades" Re-
sort. At the end of the Musical every one will
receive a Treat of Fruit and Candy.
The Christmas Candlelight Carol Service
will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 7
p.m. There will be Twelve Readers reading
the familiar Christmas Story. There will be
several Special Christmas Carol Solos. Many
of the familiar Christmas Carols will be sung
by the audience.
Minister Jackie Miller extends a cordial
invitation for everyone to attend these Spe-
cial Events.
The Promise Child a dramatic
musical
Turning Point Church of God located at
207 Pine Lane in Flaghole, invites you to
join us in our annual Christmas celebra-
tion. A dramatic musical titled "The Promise
Child," adapted from the play written by An-
dre Lederer, will be preformed Sunday, Dec.
20 at 11 a.m. All are welcome and admission
is free.

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A Walk in the Past: The


By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
General Winfield Scott, commander of all
military operations in the Florida Theater, re-
tired from his post after diligently defending
his unsuccessful military campaigns against
the Seminoles. He was later reassigned a
post in Alabama.
Florida Governor, Richard K. Call, a critic
of General Scott's campaigns, wrote Presi-
dent Andrew a letter, boldly asking for the
command following General Scott's retire-
ment.
In his letter to President Jackson, Gover-
nor Call proposed using the Withlacoochee
River as a supply line because the river
ran within twenty miles of the Seminole's
thatched citadels
Governor Call's letter entailed a plan to
feint an attack on the Indian villages using
horsemen, while Infantry and supplies were
moved upriver at night within striking dis-
tance of the villages.
The Calvary would attack and act as a
decoy, drawing the Seminoles toward them.
This frontal action would leave the rear flank
vulnerable to the Infantry.
Call believed the combined forces could
then crush the Seminoles, forcing them to
sue for peace.
President Jackson liked the plan, and
he liked Governor Call, who was an old
acquaintance. Governor Call had served
under Jackson in the Creek War and sup-
ported him in Washington, when Jackson's
invasion of Spanish Florida (1818-1819) was
under investigation. Their political careers in
Washington had also overlapped, reinforc-
ing a firm friendship.
President Jackson encouraged Secretary
of War, Cass, to place Governor Call in com-
mand of the Florida forces, including the
United States Army.
On June 21, 1836, Governor Call received
word from Cass that he was the newly elect-
ed Field Commander of both Federal (Army
regulars) and Militia (volunteers) troops in
Florida.
The Army personnel stationed in Florida
wasn't happy with Secretary of War, Cass's
decision. They were insulted that Florida
Governor Call, who carried the rank of
colonel in the lowly Florida Militia, now out-
ranked and commanded them.
The Navy, which operated independent
of the Army, had made it a point during the
Second Seminole War, not to let ground
officers in the Army take liberties with the
Navy's operations. Governor Call would be
no exception.
Commodore Alexander Dallas, com-
mander of naval operations in Florida, wrote
Governor Call a taunting letter to express his
displeasure, "I beg that your suggestions
may have less the character of an order than
those heretofore received."
Governor Call's new position had indeed
stirred dissention in the ranks of the Army
and Navy. It had also encouraged an old
hostility, which had existed since the War of
Independence. Army regulars didn't like en-
listed volunteers and the enlisted volunteers
didn't care for Army regulars.
The popular movie, "Patriot" shows much
of the contempt a disciplined army had for


volunteer militiamen. Davy Crockett, an en-
listed scout in the Creek Wars, expressed his
unhappiness with Army regulars, when he
reported a hostile Creek village and was ig-
nored, until an Army scout reported in with
the same information, which then prompted
the Army to take action.
The total number of Army regulars in
Florida consisted of only 1,000 soldiers, so
Governor Call would need many enlisted
volunteers, if he was to implement the plan
he so boldly presented to President Jackson.
Governor Call must also bring the volunteer
militiamen and Army regulars together as a
fighting team, if he was to successfully ex-
ecute his plan.
Recruiting the volunteers was another
challenge that Governor Call hadn't foreseen.
Creek Indians still living in Georgia and Ala-
bama were encouraged by the Seminole's
resistance and had taken to the warpath.
Most of the volunteers that had fought in
Florida came from Georgia and Alabama.
Now those volunteers were needed at home
to battle the Creeks.
A call for volunteers went beyond the
borders of Alabama and Georgia. Tennessee,
the volunteer state, responded and promised
to send 1,500 volunteers in June, 1836. The
volunteers were held up in Alabama, fight-
ing Creeks and arrived late in Florida, which
set Governor Calls plan back further.
The arrival of the Tennessee Volunteers
still left Governor Call short on troops, so he
went to an unlikely source, Creek and Semi-
nole Indians.
Most of the Seminoles living on the
smaller Apalachicola River reservations had
remained friendly to the whites even though
they were going to be shipped to the west-
ern Indian territories.
Call recruited 75 Seminoles as guides and
a 1,000 friendly Creeks.
The recruiting problem was now re-
solved, but other military related problems
continued to frustrate Governor Call. A tiny
bug that we in the Glades are all familiar
with, "the mosquito" was carrying on a war
of its own against the American soldiers.
Summertime was called the "sickly sea-
son" and for good reason because the mos-
quito was spreading an unknown disease
among the troops that we know today as
malaria.
Many of the American troops became
sick, including Governor Call. In the sum-
mer of 1836, six companies (roughly 300
men) were stationed at Fort King and only
166 were considered fit for duty.
The sick troops created a domino effect
that seriously affected Governor Call's sched-
uled plan. Shortage of troops and the sickly
season made it difficult to command and re-
supply Fort King, so the fort was evacuated
between May and June.
Fort King was the closest fort to the Semi-
nole's stronghold at the Withlacoochee Cove
and strategic to the success of Governor
Call's plans, which entailed massing Calvary
and Infantry at the fort, prior to launching a
blitzkrieg on the Seminole Nation.
Governor Call was forced to alter his
plans and chose Fort Drane as the staging
point for his invasion because it was now
the closest fort to the Withlacoochee Cove.
The fort was located approximately 25


Mosquitoes
miles east of Fort ing, in a swampy terrain.
The blood thirsty mosquitoes were crit-
ters of opportunity that saw the soldiers as
dinner fare, so Fort Drane, like Fort King
came under siege by swarms of irritating,
but deadly, malaria infected mosquitoes.
In the summer of 1836, there were 307
men posted at Fort Drane, but only 186 were
fit for duty. Constant Indian attacks, summer
heat and mosquitoes were making the sol-
dier's lives at the isolated fort a hellhole.
It wasn't Seminole bullets, but the re-
lentless malaria infected mosquitoes that
carried death and sickness to the troops at
Fort Drane. Fort Drane's commander, Major
Julies Heilman, died from the disease as the
death toll continued to rise at the fort.
The morale of the men stationed at Fort
Drane hit an all time low, as did Lieutenant
Wheelock, who committed suicide there.
The army surgeon stationed at Fort Drane
requested the Fort be evacuated due to the
serious illnesses.
Governor Call had planned to take the
field against the Seminoles in August, but
now his plan was being altered once again
by the mosquitoes.
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 pres-
ents movies on the history of Clewiston, sug-
ar cane harvesting, and the orange industry.
Stop by and enjoy a 45- minute group-tour
for only $2.00 per person.


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Clewiston Museum
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presented at the Clewiston Museum on Dec.
14 at 7 p.m.
The Audubon guest speaker, Dr. John
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FWC needs your input on the draft black bass management plan


By Bob Wattendorf
Black bass are the most popular recre-
ational fishes in the United States, but do
you know what they are? In the Sunshine
State, black bass include Florida largemouth,
shoal, spotted and Suwannee basses. We
are fortunate to live in a state known as the
Garden of Eden for these fiesty sport fish.
Scientists specializing in fish species will tell
you they aren't real bass at all, but rather
members of the sunfish family that include
crappie and bluegill. But anglers who have
tussled with a Florida largemouth bass will
insist they are the "reel" basses.
In Florida, black bass annually provide
more than 800,000 anglers with nearly 15
million days of healthy outdoor recreation
and generate substantially more than a bil-
lion dollars in economic impact for Florida.
So although the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) has al-
ways zealously managed these fish to en-
sure their survival and sustainable use, it
is now time to pull together all the loosely
connected pieces into one cohesive man-
agement plan.
Darrell Scovell, director of the Division
of Freshwater Fisheries Management, an-


nounced the framework for such a plan at
the first public meeting of the rapidly evolv-
ing Florida Freshwater Fishing Coalition
(FLFFC.org), in October in Orlando. The
FWC's Black Bass Management Plan will
ultimately provide the blueprint to ensure
Florida's recognition as "The Bass Capital of
the World," according to Scovell. The meet-
ing drew representatives from 17 fishery-
dependent type organizations, businesses
and groups who actively participated in the
discussion and commended the FWC for its
outreach effort.
Tom Champeau, an FWC fisheries expert
and director of the South Region, introduced
the concept at the meeting. He emphasized
that the prominence of our bass fisheries
cannot be taken for granted. Participation
in freshwater fishing has been affected by
societal changes related to urbanization and
changing demographics. Freshwater fishing
license sales have shown an overall decline
since the 1980s, although sales have stabi-
lized over the past 10 years. Development
of land and water resources to support our
current and projected population growth
threatens lake, river and associated wetland
habitats. The uncertain impacts of climate


change on freshwater habitats and bass fish-
ing require investigation and adaptive man-
agement.
To protect our valuable bass fisheries,
the FWC plans to engage more stakehold-
ers through a year-long process to develop a
long-term (2010-2030) management plan for
Florida bass species. This plan will provide
strategies and programs to manage for high
quality fisheries and increase opportunities
for anglers to pursue trophy Florida bass.
"The FLFFC is ecstatic about being in-
volved at the grass roots level in discussing
Florida's black bass management," said
Todd Kersey, CEO of the FLFFC. "The enthu-
siasm of the participants shows how impor-
tant this is and the desire to see all aspects of
management from aquatic vegetation con-
trol, to habitat enhancement and stocking,
to regulation management and enforcement
- included in the plan."
That is just what the FWC biologists
wanted to hear, not only from the FLFFC, but
from all of the nearly 1 million anglers who
enjoy fishing in Florida for black bass. The
plan will include all those aspects and more,
but the final product depends on good, solid
science, knowledge of local fisheries in-


cluding the constraints and opportunities
- and what you, the public, want your fisher-
ies resources to be. From creating relaxing,
low-pressure aesthetic fisheries where natu-
ral scenery is the major draw, to fast-action
schooling bass in the small to average size
range, to limited-entry trophy bass fisheries,
FWC biologists are willing to work with lo-
cal communities to design a management
plan that, with adequate funding and public
support, can provide the sustainable fishing
opportunities you want.
To see a draft of the plan and the Pow-
erPoint presentation given at the FLFFC
meeting, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and se-
lect Black Bass Management Plan proposal.
You'll also have the opportunity to fill out a
survey to provide the FWC with more infor-
mation about what you think is important to
having quality bass fishing in Florida. Make
your voice heard, fill out the survey today.
Instant licenses are available at MyFWC.
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Religious columns


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 underway for Christmas.
When thinking about this "race" I was re-
minded 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 get-
ting ready for the holidays, but who gets the
prize? Paul tells the faithful "Run in such a
way as to get the prize ibidd)." If you're pre-
paring for something -then get ready for it!
Don't leave all of the details for the last mo-
ment, 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 special people
to remember. Is the gift to be given some-
thing that reflects some thought and under-
standing or is it something more "generic"
and says "I don't know you too well, but
want to remember you at this special 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 include 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 commer-
cial themes so often heard at this time? Take
a minute and decide. Is there some prepa-
ration that needs to be done before a reli-
gious celebration or is Church attendance
just another part of the "Christmas thing?"
What does it mean to run the race for Christ-
mas 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 reason for the race and pace ourselves,
we start with the final goal and real reason
in mind. The reason for Christmas is to cel-
ebrate the coming of the Lord among us;
the messages of joy, peace on earth, good
will toward others, hope, the gift of faith in
its final form, the promise of the message of
salvation 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!

Christmas-Time Frazzles!
By Jackie Miller, Evangelist
First Christian Church
Many are getting the Christmas-Time
Frazzles. This is caused by the old shop-
ping routine, running from store to store,
elbowing your way through the crowd to
try to please people with presents bought
with money you don't have. Here are other
sources of these frazzles:
Children begging for every gift on TV Try-
ing to figure out how to see all the relatives
on Christmas, and please them. Preparing
and baking a Christmas dinner for 30 peo-
ple. The mess in the kitchen after baking
Christmas dinner. Getting the house cleaned
for guests. The men sitting in front of the TV
football game while the children run wild.
Wrapping odd-shaped gifts. Getting your
Sunday School children to remember their


Christmas program parts.
Here are some suggestions for relieving
the "Christmas-time Frazzles".
1.Figure out how much money you have
to spend on Christmas giving before you
plan what to give. Then set a ceiling on the
amount you will spend for each individual.
2.Make a list of all the people you want
to give to because you've always done it and
are expected to. After that, add to you list the
name of at least one person to whom you
can give who is not able to give you some-
thing in return (if you feel they might try, give
your gift anonymously.)
3.Husbands, help your wife clean the
house, fix dinner, watch the kids, wrap pres-
ents and keep that TV off while relatives are
in. Enjoy their fellowship!
4.Make Christmas a religious celebration
rather than a secular one. It is special to us
who wear the name "Christian"-- a time to
remember. Lead your family to observe the
religious significance of Christmas through
Bible reading, prayer, telling the Christmas
story, or conversations about the true mean-
ing of Christmas.
Follow these suggestions and add some
of your own. Make this Christmas different.
Eliminate the "Christmas-time Frazzles.

Testing our Christmas IQ
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
The countdown to Christmas has begun!
We've heard the stories, we've sung the car-
ols, but how much of the scriptural Christ-
mas story do we really know? Every year I
like to share with those around me a fun test
to help remind us of how much we really
know, and how much of our knowledge is
legend! Here is a sample of this year's Christ-
mas IQ test! See how you do!
(1) As long as Christmas has been cel-
ebrated, it has been on Dec. 25th. (T or F)


(2) Joseph was from: A. Bethlehem B.
Jerusalem C. Nazareth D. Egypt E. Chicago
F. None of the above
(3) How did Joseph and Mary travel to
Bethlehem? A. Joseph walked, Mary rode a
donkey B. Mary walked, Joseph rode a don-
key C. They both walked. D. They both rode.
E. Our church van. F. They flew. G. Who
Knows?
(4) What did the innkeeper tell Mary and
Joseph? A. "Come back after the Christmas
rush and I should have some vacancies." B.
"I have a stable you can use." C. "There is no
room at the inn." D. Both B and C. E. None
of the above.
(5) Jesus was delivered in a: A. Stable. B.
Manger. C. Cave. D. Barn. E. Unknown
(6) A Manger is a: A. Stable for domes-
tic animals. B. Wooden hay storage bin. C.
Feeding Trough. D. Barn
(7) Which animals does the Bible say
were present at Jesus' birth? A. Cows, sheep,
goats. B. Cows, donkeys, sheep. C. Lowing
cattle. D. Misc. barnyard animals. E. Lions,
tigers, and bears. F. None of the above.
(8) Who saw the "Star in the East"? A.
Shepherds. B. Mary and Joseph. C. Three
Kings. D. Both A and C. E. None of the
above.
(9) Where do we find the Christmas sto-
ry in order to check on all of these ridiculous
questions? A) Matthew. B) Mark. C) Luke. D)
John. E) All of the above. F) A and B. G) A
and C. H) A, B, and C. I) Genesis. J) The 4
Gospels. K) The Epistles. L) Television
ANSWERS TO BIBLE IQ TEST: (1) False.
Not until the fourth century did it settle on
the 25th. (2) A. See Luke 2:3,4. (3) G. The
Bible doesn't say. (4) E. No word about the
innkeeper. See Luke 2:7. (5) E. No word
about it. See Luke 2:7. (6) C. (7) F. The Bible
doesn't specify. (8) E. The wise men did.
They were not kings. See Matthew 2:2. (9)
G. Mark begins with John the Baptist, John
with "the Word."


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MHHS royalty
Deshonte Humphrey and Sam Cooper were crowned as homecoming queen
and king of Moore Haven High School during the October 2009 football
game.

School briefs


Submitted photo/Julie Palladino

Inaugural Youth Football
The Moore Haven Mighty Terriers, with Florida Atlantic University's Rod Hug-
gins, ended their inaugural youth football season with a trip to FAU's football
game against Western Kentucky on Nov. 28 at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lau-
derdale.


Federal Grants for Moore
Haven Elementary School
The School Improvement Initiative grant
and all other applicable federal grants for
Moore Haven Elementary School are avail-
able for review and comment in the school
office or the Glades County District Office.
These grants enable MHES to provide ser-
vices to enhance student achievement.
Any questions should be directed to the
Supervisor of NCLB/Federal Programs at
863-946-0202, Ext. 127.
Federal Grants for Glades County Schools
Federal grants for Glades County Schools
are available for review and comment in the
Glades County District Office.
These grants enable schools to provide
supplemental services to enhance student
achievement including on-going, sustained
professional development.


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


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dent and CEO Samira K. Beckwith. "We look forward to opening our doors by
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On Sunday, Nov. 29, 18 people finished the 110 mile walk around Lake
Okeechobee.This was the 18th year for this event, which is one of Florida's
largest non-fundraising walking events. During the nine days of walking the
participants experience all varieties of weather and observed many variet-
ies of wildlife. From the left Wes Albright (Lake Mary), Bill Detzner (Miami),
Charles Auer (Tennessee), Paul Cummings (Lake Worth), Larry Myers (St.
Cloud), Mike Thompson (Boynton Beach), Lynn Thompson (Boynton Beach),
Gordon Johnson ((The Villages), Ginny Young (Indiana), John Dancz (Na-
ples), Brenda Nagel (Boca Raton), Sandra Schmid (Tallahassee), Robin
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(Zyphyrhills).


By Glenda Wilson
Dr. Leonard Carroll, a Board-Certified
General Surgeon at Hendry Regional Medi-
cal Center, has been elected to membership
in the Society of American Gastrointestinal
and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
Founded in 1981, SAGES fosters, pro-
motes, supports and encourages academic,
clinical and research achievement in gastro-
intestinal endoscopic surgery.
Its members consist of general surgeons
such as Dr. Carroll, along with colorectal
surgeons and osteopathic surgeons, who
perform endoscopy and laparoscopy as part
of their practice.
SAGES offers a worldwide forum for
discussion of interventional endoscopy as-
pects, as it relates to the integral elements of
surgical practice.
A recent conference that Dr. Carroll at-
tended afforded him, along with the inter-
national surgical community, a focal point
for the exchange of information on practice,
theory, and research in various medical and
surgical disciplines.
Dr. Carroll has been practicing surgery in
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Glades County Democrat 13


Save Our Creeks: Training center may not be dead


By Nancy Dale
The slender creek with headwaters in
Highlands County meanders southward
into Glades County and empties into Lake
Okeechobee.
"Fisheating Creek is the only Florida creek
with no man-made structures on its shores
as it flows more than 52 miles through pris-
tine wilderness and is one of the most im-
portant water supplies in Highlands/Glades
County" says Ellen Peterson, President of
"Save Our Creeks" (SOC) organization.
However, Fisheating Creek is also one of
the most threatened natural streams.
Most recently the proposed Eagle Train-
ing Facility was defeated by Highlands Coun-
ty Commissioners after Venus residents
turned out in the hundreds to protest the
construction of the base the heart of their
homeland.
However, according to Al Ewing, mem-
ber of SOC, "verbiage in one remaining zon-
ing Ordinance 62, could revive the issue. On
December 15, the Highlands County Board
of County Commissioners will consider re-
scinding Ordinance 62 that refers to a zoning
change to "establish an agricultural training
center which amended the land use for the
proposed Eagle National Security Center,"
ads Ewing.
Ordinance 61 was approved by the De-
partment of Community Affairs and was
passed by the Commission to comply with
the law that the Eagle training facility is out
of compliance in an agricultural area.
The Planning and Zoning workshop to
be held December 15 at the Government
Center in Highlands County will review the
language and zoning changes reflected in
Ordinance 62.
Dr. Elton Gissendaner, Highlands County
resident and former head of the Florida De-
partment of Natural Resources, supports the
continued retention by SOC attorney, Jim
Lobozzo at the upcoming Highlands County
meetings.
The SOC Board approved the measure.
Additionally, HC Commissioners will be
reviewing the Comprehensive Land Man-
agement Plan that poses another threat to
Fisheating Creek and the fresh water supply
to South Florida.
In preparing the Comprehensive Land
Management use plan the December 15
workshop may also consider a water sup-
ply plan that includes 42.5 million gallons of
water per day (MGD) to be available for a
proposed Blue Head development in west-
ern Highlands County "the size of five cities.
Water quality is the most important is-
sue in Highlands County," says Ewing, who
along with his wife, Kye, spearheaded the
town hearing in Venus on the proposed
Eagle Training Facility.
Save Our Creek raised more than $30,000
in attorney's fees to be represented against
the project and defeated the proposed plans.
Al Ewing says that "after the December 15th
workshop, Planning and Zoning will make a
recommendation to the Commission to re-
scind part of Ordinance 62 that should block
further efforts to establish a military training
center in an agricultural zone."
The Save Our Creek Board members also
heard reports from Mary Rawl who moni-
tors environmental issues in the region.


She suggests that Highlands County resi-
dents review the Central Florida Regional
Planning Council for updates on meetings
and committees so that the public can par-
ticipate and become informed of rapidly
moving proposals in advance of deadlines
as the Home Democracy Amendment will
be on the November 2010 ballot.
If this Amendment is established and ad-
opted as law, the public process system will
change and require voter referendums on
land use decisions."
The December 5th meeting of SOC was
also the 86th birthday of Ellen Peterson who
for many years leased the Fisheating Creek
campground and took over the non-profit
SOC organization originally formed when
the Creek was threatened to be closed after
Lykes Brothers sold 18,000 acres around the
creek to the state.
The local Sierra Club and Calusa Group
became involved and SOC was founded.
After a ten year battle and lawsuit led by
David Guest (now lead attorney for Earth
Justice, Florida) along with Monica Reimer
and former Florida State Attorney General
Bob Butterworth, the creek remains open
as it was proven to be navigable waters and


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Submitted photo/Nancy Dale
Save Our Creeks, a 100-member strong group, continues its campaign to pro-
tect unique resources.


open public land up to the mean high wa-
termark.
The SOC was headed by Becky Hendry
and now Ellen Peterson pursuing efforts not
only to preserve Fisheating Creek but other
rivers/creeks threatened by local unmanage-
able development infringing on critical envi-
ronmentally sensitive areas in Florida includ-
ing fresh water resources.


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*Pioneer 10 acres 3/2 $800
*22 22)8 W Crescent $1100) urin
-Swcet Lake Villa Z2/1 $1,000
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* 3/2 MH 342 E. Alverdez.
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*5 acres _3/2 viarn $7WO inn
3/2 Mll 503 Bowdcr Rd.
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*2/1.5 1 Ioose 421 W katura $69,9X0
3/2I1 Ionic 432W Cresccnt Dr $74.9K
SY3/21 lotit 316 Aveifda Dcl Rio S9
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Bass Capital Unit 402 Rd 5.7 acres $399K
$130K Moorehaven new 3
3/2 Ridgeview $285K models to choose from.
2/1W Fsadet $115K $133,344 to $149,458
2/2 Condo Boss 'n Sun 2/1 E Alverdez w/ Irg
furnished $112K metal building $95K
4/15E.Ati $109K 4-unit rental complex E
3/2/2 N Lopez with pool n ,
$159900 Ventura, -. rented.
New 3/2 Orchard Park Reduced to $190K
$134,000 4/2.5/2 Executive home
3/2 with large shed and Popash Circle $205K
fenced yard E RENTA
Concordia $169.9K Bass Capital 2/2 $900
Bass Capital 2/2 Unit 2/1 W Circle $800 p.m


,Cusizn iCalrl kixx tti 5+ Az $K
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-3/2 I kouse 628E. Ventura $89.9K
-Short Sale 03 Pasadena $110K
*2.5acrces M I fenced S39,9W
-Clewiston Animal Clinic LeasOVwn
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3/2 DWMH on lake
Alien Rd $120,000
3/2 SWMH Hooker's
Point Rd $44,900
3/2 DWMH Montura
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3/2 DWMH has CBS
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VACANT LAND
27.5 aces Poneer $245K
10 Mano lts $9.9Keach
25 cesMontur $25K
Moore HaIr 5 los $75K
Mooe Haen 2kls $39.9K
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"Save Our Creek" has 100 members in
Glades, Highlands County and beyond.
For more information: www.saveo-
urcreeks.org.

Nancy Dale is the author of Wild Florida the Way
It Was as Told by the Pioneer "Cow Hunters'
and "Huntresses" Who Lived It. For inscribed
Christmas books visit www.nancydalephd.com
or 863 214-8351.


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2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave.Each unit has 2BR/1 BA. $224.9K
*4BD/2BA CBS Home on Del Monte Ave. Newly
Renovated. $195K
*Country Living OffCR 720. 2BD/2BA 1.25 Ares $185000
*2/1 MH on Graton Rd. 1.37 Acres Reduced to $59,900
*3BD/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
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*Riverfront 2BD/2BA with Efficiency. $90,000
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*51 Acre Ranch with 3BD/2BA Home. Hwy 27
Frontage $750,000
*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. $129.9K
S2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC. Parcels, Owner
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ing projects. This position is responsible for the ef-
ficient and effective use of all manpower and other
resources. Will develop personnel into a well
trained, productive and engaged team. In addition,
the Supervisor provides equipment-related expertise
and technical guidance.
Responsibilities:
Controls quality, duration, cost, and thoroughness
of all work.
Ensures job quality and efficiency by frequently
checking jobs in progress
Responsible for developing technician craft skills.
Regularly hold safety, quality, consumer complaint,
and financial information meetings.
Skills
Strong planning and organizational skills.
Good written, communication, and math skills.
Working knowledge of Computerized Maintenance
Management System.
Mechanical and electrical background necessary and
familiarity with different types of agricultural equip-
ment including rolling stock (tractors, harvesters,
implements, etc.), pump and power units along with
conveyor systems.
Able to sketch and read blueprints and engineering
drawings.
Supervisory experience with the ability to direct,
coach and support.

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largest diversified, privately held agribusiness firms.
The Company is headquartered in Clewiston on the
southern shore of Florida's Lake Okeechobee be-
tween Fort Myers and West Palm.
Email your resume to Jdooley@ussugar.com
FAX 863-902-2886
OR Apply online at www.ussugar.com


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lot two blocks off Royal
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Rio, 3BR/2BA, hard-
wood floors. Extras:
2 full-sized adjoining
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entrance for possible
home office business
or mother-in-law suite.
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all serious offers.
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2/1, Florida home com-
pletely remodeled roof,
siding, wood like flooring,
kitchen & bath, new
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20th JUDICIAL CIRCITOF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 209-CA-000706
HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc.,
Paintif,
-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
Parbes 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 Final 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 Pain-
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
Final 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 HENRY 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, Florida, this
23rd day of November, 2009
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Fonda
BY/s/D. HAMMOND
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy
Suite 112
Tampa, Flonda 33618
09-143079
340043 cgs 12/3,10/2009



NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
December 18, 2009
at 9:00 a.m. at
1225 NW Ave. L,
Belle Glade, Florida
SProperty of Kendra Thomas:
Iced Tea dispenser, Eco-Lab Hand
Sanitizer Dispenser, Sharp Cash
Register, Baby Car Seat, Misc.
Boxes and Bags
Property of Jessica Hart:
Christmas Decorabons, Photo
Screen, Coca-Cola Bottles,
Checker Board Table, Sunset
Framed Picture,Misc. Items
Property of Loutricia Morgan:
2 White Wall Units, 3 Small
White Nite Stands, 4 Large
Speakers, ATV110, Washer
and Dryer, Misc. Boxes
340586 BGS 12/10,17/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF 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 Final 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-
cuit in and for Glades County, Flon-
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,
Flonda, at 11:00 a.m. on the 7th day
of January, 2010, the following de
scnbed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:

LOT 45 AND A PART OF LOT B.
REPLAT OF LOTS 'B' AND 2
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; FLFLJ79A08093HP AND
LFLJ79BO8093HP

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 Americans
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
post office is located at the Lee
County Jusbce 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 Fl. Relay Service,
no later than 5 days pnor to the
Court Date.
Dated this 20th day of November,
2009.
Joe Hint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Vatson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Flonda 33309
Phone: 954-453-0365
Fax: 954-771-6052
Toll Free: 800-441-2438
340062 GCD 12/3,10/09





NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Au-
thority Board of Directors will con-
duct their monthly Board meeting
beginning at 1pm on Friday Decem-
ber 18th, 2009 in the Conference
Room at Hendry Regional Medical
Center, 524 West Sagamore Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida.
341075 CGS/CB 12/10/09


IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN 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 Final 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, Ronda wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the
Paintiff 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-
scribed property as set forth in said
Rnal 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 CORNEIf
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 Lls 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
Fonda Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Ronda 33622-5018
F8004192 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.
340155 CN 12/03,10/09



PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE
Wanda and Larry Higdon
Okeechobee, Florida
The following vehicle will be sold
for non-payment of storage on:
December 24,2009 at 3:00 p.m.
1990 Ford F250 SLT Lariat
This ad is placed in accordance
with Florida Statute 1985,
Section 83.806
341029 CGS/CB 12/10,17/09

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-001147
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION,
Plaintiff,
VS.
NEIL T LITTLE, AS PERSONAL REP-
RESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OR
RITA JEAN LITTLE A/K/A RITA J.
LITTLE; NEIL T LITTLE, HEIR; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF NEIL TO LIT-
TLE, HEIR; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: NEIL T LITTLE, HEIR; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S);
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file
your answer or wntten defenses, if
any, in the above proceeding with
the Clerk of this Court, and to serve
a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's
attomey, Law Offices of Daniel C.
Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive,
Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone
(813) 915-8660, facsiml-
le(813) 915-0559, within thirty days
of the first publication of this Notice
the nature of this proceeding being a
suit for foreclosure of mortgage
against the following described prop-
erty, to wit:
LOT 68, TANGLEWOOD OAKS
UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 176
AND 177, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To include a:
2005 General VIN:
GMHGA40432031Aand 93037531
2005 General, VIN:
GMHGA40432031B and 93037588
If you fail to file your answer or
wntten defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a de-
fault will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in he Complaint
or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this
30th day of Nov. 2009.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /S/ S. Miller
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilites Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If heanng impaired, please
call (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Fonda
Relay Service.
340590 CN 12/10,17/09



NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY INSURANCE
ADVISORY BOARD
Notice is hereby given that the Hend-
ry County Insurance Advisory Board
will hold a meeting December 15,
2009 at 11:00 a.m., at the Roland
Martin Marina Clubhouse, 920 E Del
Monte Avenue, Clewiston Florida.
If a person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter discussed at
such meeting, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that,
for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the tesbmony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
Hendry County Insurance
Advisory Board
341079 CGS/CB 12/10/09


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-001034
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P.
MORGANMORTGAGE ACQUISI-
TION TRUST 2006-WF1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARCOS A. ALVAREZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated Nov. 24, 2009 and
entered in Case NO. 26-2008-
CA-001034 of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for HENDRY County, Florida wherein
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN
MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST
2006-WF1, is the Plaintiff and MAR-
COS A. ALVAREZ. WILLIAM ARNUL-
FO ALVARADO; NOHELIA V.
MENDOZA; TENENA #1 N/K/A CAR-
LOTA OBEGON are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at IN FRON OF THE OF-
FICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT,
BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALL-
WAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY AD-
MINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER
OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH,
LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on
the 23rd day of Dec., 2009, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 6, BLOCK 2122, OF PORT
LABELLE UNIT 3, A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 5011 QUEBEC ROAD, LA-
BELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the Lls Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on Nov. 30, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, RL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08080240 NMNC-CONV
** See Americans with Disabilities
Act
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodabon to partici-
pate in this proceeding should con-
tact the Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee County
Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700
Monroe Street, Fort Myers, 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 this proceed-
ing.
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IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-CA-000235
U.S. BANK, N.A.
Paintiff,
v.
ANGELA FUSSELL; BILLY J. FUS-
SELL; PATRICIA A. FLETCHER; ROG-
ER DALE WILSON; KATHLEEN
WILSON; and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under or
against the herein named Defen-
dants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, credl-
tors, trustees, spouses, or other clai-
mants; TENANT #1 and/or TENANT
#2, the parties intended to account
for the person or persons in posses-
sion; NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR
FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to the Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated December 2, 2009, in this
cause, I will sell the property situat-
ed in GLADES County, Fonda, de-
scribed as:
THE WEST ONE-THIRD OF THE
NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE
EAST ONE-HALF OF THE WEST
ONE-HALFOF THE SOUTH-
EAST ONE-QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 9, TOWNSHIP 42
SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST,
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LESS THE NORTH 30 FEET FOR
ROAD RIGHT OF WAY. TO-
GETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
2006 GENM DOUBLEWIDE MO-
BILE HOME HAVING CIN NUM-
BER GMHGA10660679B, TITLE
NUMER 0095339159; AND VIN
NUMBER GMHGA10660679A,
TITLE NUMBER 0095338898
a/k/a 26355 MUSE ROAD S.W.,
LABELLE, FL 33935
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at the front
steps of the Glades Courthouse, 500
Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL South
entrance, Ronda, at 11:00 o'clock
a.m. on 1/14/2010.
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 Moore Haven, Flonda, this
3rd day of Dec. 2009
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Zahm, PA.
18820 U.S. Hwy 19 N., #212
Clearwater, FL 33764
727)536-4911 Phone
727)539-1094 Fax
In accordance with the Ameri-
can With Disabilities Act, per-
sons needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Senior Deputy Court Admin-
istrator whose office is located
at the Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 1213, 1700 Monroe
Street, Ft Myers, Florida,
33901, telephone number
( 2 3 9 ) 3 3 5 2 2 9 9 ;
(239)335-2299;
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.


PubicNoic


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I LLC holder of the following
certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
210 2007 1-18-44-28-A00-0080-0000 JOHN C. SWEARINGEN
The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quar-
ter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section
18, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendy, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is the
7TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 4th day of November, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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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-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
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-000730 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Flonda
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
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 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 HENDRY
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 Lls Pndens 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
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/ CrDD), 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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Publc N tic


IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF 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 Fnal Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered in
the above-styled cause, in the Cir-
cuit Court of HENDRY County,
Flonda, I will sell the property
situate in HENDRY County, Flon-
da, descnbed 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
HendryCounty, 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 his 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 Plainbff
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities 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 prior to the pro-
ceeding. If heanng impaired,
please call (800) 955-8771 (TDD)
or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via
Flonda Relay Service.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ELLA III, LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
609 2007 1-27-43-29-010-0002-0770 JAMES D. HARPER, JR.
& LINDA HARPER

Commence at the Southeast corner of Section 4, Township 44 South, Range
29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence S 86 26' W following the South line
of Section 4, 2657.2 feet, thence N 04 00' W following the West line ol
Tract 49, 264.70 feet to the Point of Beginning of the tract herein de-
scribed; thence N 86 23' E, 332.20 feet; thence S 03 59' E, 129.00 feet;
thence S 86 21' W, 332.18 feet to the West line offract 49, thence N 04 00'
W following the West line of Tract 49, 129.00 to the Point of Beginning, alsc
known as Parcel #9 of Tract 49, LaBelle Ranchettes, an unrecorded subdivi-
sion. Less road dedication of 25 feet.

Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is the
7TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 4th day of November, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Couri
Hendry County, Flornd
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000309

HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC.,
Plaintiff,
MARIA GUADALUPE GUZMAN, 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. 26-2008-
CA-000309 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Florida
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
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 pmperty 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 Lis 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.
PO. 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.
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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 Plaintiff 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 pmperty 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 Lls Pndens 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 WMFIDELITY-CONV-R-
khartmaier
**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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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ELLA III, LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
610 2007 1-27-43-29-010-0002-0780 JAMES D. HARPER, JR. &
LINDA HARPER

Commence at the Southeast corner, beginning at Section 4, Township 44
South, Range 29 East, thence S 86 26' W, following the South line of Sec
tion 4, 2657.2 feet, thence N 04 00' W following the west line of Tract 49
135.7 feet to the point of beginning of tract herein described; thence N 86
21' E, 332.18 feet; thence S 3 59' E, 129.00 feet; thence S 86 21' W follow-
ing South line of Section 4, 332.18 feet thence N 04 00' W following the
West line of Tract 49, 135.7 feet to the point of beginning, also known as
Parcel #10 of Tract 49, LaBelle Ranchettes, an unrecorded subdivision. Less
road dedication of 25 feet.

Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is the
7TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 4th day of November, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florda
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000544
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee
for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust
2007-1 Asset-Backed Certificates,
Senes 2007-1,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Rlean Smith Hooker and Emma J.S.
Smith a/k/a Emma Smith;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OFSALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Rnal Judgment
of Foreclosure dated 11/162009,
entered in Civil Case No. 2009-
CA-000164 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Glades County, Florida, wherein
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee
for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust
2007-1 Asset-Backed Certificates,
Senes 2007-1, Plaintiff and Rilean
Smith Hooker and Emma J.S. Smith
a/k/a Emma Smith are defendants)
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash, AT THE FRONT
DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, MOOREHAVEN,
FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on 1/7/10
the following described property as
set forth in said Rnal Judgment, to-
wit:

LOT 39, LESS THE NORTH 50 FEET,
AND ALL OF LOT 46, BLOCK 175,
IN THE CITY OR TOWNSITE OF
MOORE HAVEN FLORIDA ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTH-
ER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF
THE US PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER 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 HE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE
CONTACT GLADES COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 500 AVENUE J PO. BOX
10, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471
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 MOORE HAVEN, Forida,
this 20th day of November, 2009.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Glades County, Florida
BY /s/ Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa, orida 33618
09-144389
(813) 880-8888
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-00163

AURORA LOAN SERVICES LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RALPH CONSTANT, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RALPH CONSTANT;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Resetting Foreclo-
sure Sale Date dated the 24th day of
Nov., 2009, and entered in Case No.
08-00163, of the Circuit Court of the
20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades
County, Florida, wherein AURORA
LOAN SERVICES LLC is the Plaintiff
and RALPH CONSTANT; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RALPH CONSTANT;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. 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, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 7th day of
January, 2010, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 3, BLOCK 25, OF THE CITY
OF MOORE HAVEN, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
TEH SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
TEH DATE OF TEH LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA,
Disables persons who, because of
their Disabilities, need special accom-
modabons to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Senior
Deputy Clerk Administration Whose
Post Office is located at the Lee
County Jusbce 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 FL. Relay Service,
no later than 5 days prior to the
Court Date.
Dated this 30th day of Nov.,
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, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954)453-0365
Facsimile: (954)771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 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 OFSALE

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, Flonda, de-
scnbed 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 lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated at Labelle, Forida, 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 THt
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 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/2) 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 (NW/4)
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
Forida Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Forida 33622-5018
F08059209 NBNY-CONV-B-lcury
**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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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ELLA III, LLC holder of the following
certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
206 2007 1-18-44-28-A00-0064-0000 JOE M. PRASATEK&
ONEITAW. PRASATEK
c/o MIKE PRASATEK
The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quar-
ter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 8,
Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is the
7TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 4th day of November, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 09000093CP
Division: PROBATE
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LIDA MAE MORRISON
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
LIDA MAE MORRISON, deceased,
whose date of death was May 24,
2009, is pending in the Circuit Court
for HENDRY County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is P.O.
Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida
33975-1760. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 10, 2009.
Personal Representative
ROBERT H. MORRISON
110 Kirby Thompson Road
Fort Denaud, Florida 33935
Attorney for Personal Representative:
JOHN E. O'NEILL
Florida Bar No. 726524
SHIPP, O'NEILL & POHL, LLP
4223 Del Prado Boulevard
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Telephone: (239)542-1131
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IN THE CIRCUITCOURT
OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000261
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
VS.
HUMBERTO VALADEZ, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARIA GUADALUPE VALADEZ
A/K/A MARIA G. VALADEZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
2017 Clipper Terrace
Labelle, FL 33935
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property in HENDRY County,
Flonda:

LOT 9, BLOCK 8, PORT LABELLE
HOLIDAY PARK UNIT 1, AS
PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3
TO 9, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses within 30 days after
the first publication, if any, on Flon-
da Default Law Group, PL., Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address is 9119
Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Flonda 33634, and file the
original with this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint or petihon.
This notice shall be published once
each week for two consecutive
weeks in the Clewiston News.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on this 1st day of Dec.,
2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Court
By: Barbara S. Butler
As Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 08-110 CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOSE MANUEL BAEZ-BARBOSA,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Jose Manuel Baez-Barbosa, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
November 19, 2007, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is RO. Box 1760, LaBelle, Fl
33975. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this nobce is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 10, 2009.
Alma Baez
Personal Representative
Sara L. Yanes
Personal Representative
Ralph Elver
Florida Bar Number 215848
Ralph Elver, PA.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
PO. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
(863) 675-5800
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.
222009CA000233XXXXXX
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 fled against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, A., Plain-
bff's 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 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.
DATED 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 COURTOF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000016
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
ROBERTO RAMIREZ, JR., et al,
Defendant(s).
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. 26-2009-
CA-000016 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Florida
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 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 Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08114624 CHASEDIRECT-SPECRFLMC-
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 COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000095
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
SAMUEL J. WALKER, 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-000095 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Flonda
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,is
the Plaintiff and SAMUEL J. WALKER,
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 pperty 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 HENRY
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 Lls endens 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
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.
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PublicNotic


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL 1 LLC holder of the following
certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
208 2007 1-18-44-28-A00-0068-0000 JOHN C. SWEARINGEN
The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-
quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Sec
tion 18, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Fonda.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is the
7TH day of JANUARY 2010.
Dated this 4th day of november, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Flonda
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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-000608
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
PORFIRIO MENDOZA, 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-000608 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Flonda
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 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-
scribed property as set forth in said
Fnal 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 Ls Pendens 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
Ronda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, orida 33622-5018
F18026773 COUNTRYCAL-SPECFHLMC-
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**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 FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 09CP35
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GERALDINE DOMINGUEZ
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
GERALDINE DOMINGUEZ, deceased,
whose date of death was January
17, 2009, is pending in the Circuit
Court for GLADES County, Flonda,
Pmbate Division, the address of
which is PO. Box 10, Moore Haven,
FL 33471. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is 12/10/2009.
Personal Representative:
JAMES L. STALLINS
RO. Box 172
Lake Placid, Florida 33862
Attorney for Personal Representative:
PAMELA T KARLSON
Attorney for James L. Stallins
Flonda Bar No. 0017957
301 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-5033
Fax: (863) 465-6022
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT OPTIMUM FUND, LLC holder of the fol
lowing certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and
the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3130 2002 1-21-43-34-051-000D-0140 GERALD L. NEDD &
SANDRA D. NEDD
The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-
quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Sec-
tion 18, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Flonda.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is the
7TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 4th day of November, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
340195 CGS 12/10,17,24,31/09


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I LLC holder of the following
certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
731 2007 1-04-43-31-010-0000-0222 WILD ORCHID HOLDINGS
INC c/o CATALINA CABAL/c/o
LESLIE ALAN ROZENCWAIG,
ESQ.
A parcel of land located in Section 9, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commencing
at the Northwest corner of said Section 9; thence N 0 01'18" W, along the
West line of Section 4, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, a distance of
566.88 feet to an intersection with the Southerly right-of-way of State Road
80, as existing; thence S 88 19'13" E along said right-of-way a distance of
2340.56 feet; thence S 0 01'18" E a distance of 1980.00 feet to the Point-
of-Beginning; thence continuing S 0 01'18" E a distance of 888.34 feet,
thence S 88 19'13" E a distance of 990.44 feet; thence N 0 01'18 W a dis-
tance of 888.34 feet; thence N 88 19'13" W a distance of 990.44 feet to
said Point-of-Beginning. Known as the North 888.34 feet of the West 12 of
parcel No. 22. Subject to a road easement on the West and North 50.00
feet thereof Together with and subject to a right of way for ingress and
egress over the following described 100 feet roadway, described as: A strip
o land lying in Sections 4,9,10, 15 and 16, all in Township 43 South, Range
31 East, Hendry County, Florida, said strip of land lying within 50 feet each
side of, as measured at right angles to the following specifically described
centerline Commencing at the intersecon of the East Ine of the West 1/8
of said Section 4, with the South right of way line of State Road 80 (a 110
foot right of way); thence run S 88 19'13" E along said right of way line, a
distance of 1650.00 feet for Point of Beginning; thence S 00 01'18" W par-
allel with the said West line of said Section 9, a distance of 1980.00 feet to
Point A" thence, continue S 00 01'18 W parallel with said West line, a dis-
tance of 6600.00 feet; thence N 00 01'18" E, parallel with the West line of
said Secbon 9, a distance of 330.00 feet thence 88 19'13" E parallel parallel
with the West line of said Section 9, a distance of 300.00 feet; thence N 00
01'18"E, parallel with the with the West line of said Section 9, a distance of
5280.00 feet; thence N 43 2349" W, a distance of 1790.00 feet; thence N
88 19'13" W parallel with the South right-of-way line of State Road 80, to
aforementioned Point "A" and the end of said specifically described center-
line.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is the
7TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 4th day of November, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
340173 CGS 12/10,17,24,31/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I LLC holder of the following
certificate, has filed said cerbficate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
150 2007 1-06-44-28-A00-0060-0000 DEBORAH DANDY MICHAUX
EXECUTRIX OF ARDITH
DANDY ESTATE
The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-
quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Sec-
tion 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Flonda.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is the
7TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 4th day of November, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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At the November 18 meeting of the Health
Care District of Palm Beach County's Board
of Commissioners, the District recognized
Ms. Joan E. Roude, MPA, and Mr. Michael
Kaminsky, CPA, for their leadership and ser-
vice in volunteer positions with the District.
For the past eight years, Mr. Kaminsky
and Ms. Roude have served as members
of the Health Care District of Palm Beach
County's Finance Committee. They are
among the three longest serving members
of that Committee.
"Their individual leadership as Finance
Committee members helped guide the suc-
cessful completion of the Health Care Dis-
trict's largest capital endeavors, such as the
opening of Lakeside Medical Center and the
completion of the Trauma Hawk Aeromedi-


cal Hangar,"said Dwight D. Chenette, Chief
Executive Officer of the Health Care District
of Palm Beach County. "In their volunteer
roles, Mr. Kaminsky and Ms. Roude pro-
vided guidance, insight, and fiscally respon-
sible oversight for the Health Care District
on behalf of the taxpayers of Palm Beach
County."
Ms. Roude served two consecutive terms
on the Finance Committee (June 2002 Sep-
tember 2009) and was a member of the
Health Care District Construction Oversight
Committee from October 2005 to Septem-
ber 2009. The Construction Oversight Com-
mittee oversaw the construction of Lakeside
Medical Center, Palm Beach County's new
public hospital, which opened October 15,
2009. Ms. Roude is currently a member of


the Health Care District Audit and Compli-
ance Committee.
Ms. Roude brought to the Finance Com-
mittee a decade of expertise as a Budget Di-
rector and Business Manager for a commu-
nity college in New York, as well as ongoing
experience teaching college accounting and
business courses.
Mr. Kaminsky's experience includes 40
years as a practicing Certified Public Ac-
countant, during which time he operated
his own CPA firm in Long Island, New York.
He was a member of the Finance Commit-
tee for two consecutive terms, serving from
January 2002 to September 2009. He is cur-
rently a member of the Health Care District
Investment Subcommittee.


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FWC suggests life-saving holiday gift for boaters


Have you been wandering the shopping
mall trying to find the perfect gift for the
holidays?
If your loved one is a boater, the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) has a suggestion.
A new, comfortable life jacket could be
the best gift you could ever give, and your
loved one ever to receive.
The FWC investigates boating accidents
that result in drowning deaths, which may
have been prevented had the victim been
wearing a life jacket.
The FWC recommends boaters wear life
jackets all the time while on the water.


"A lot of people don't wear life jackets
because they feel they're uncomfortable,"
said Lt. Ed Cates, the FWC's assistant boat-
ing safety coordinator.
"However, with the newer models that
are belt packs or suspenders, you hardly
know you have one on. Replacing an old,
bulky life jacket with a newer model would
make a great gift."
Belt pack and suspender life jackets are
inflatable. Some inflate automatically when
a person falls into the water, while others
inflate after the wearer pulls a cord.
Prices of the belt pack and suspender
life jackets start at around $60.


"People don't expect their boat to sink,
to be involved in a boating accident or that
they will fall overboard, but it happens, so
wearing a life jacket all the time makes
sense." Cates said.
"Even for good swimmers, if you're
wearing a life jacket, your chances of sur-
vival are greatly enhanced."
Last year, there were 54 boating fatalities.
Of those deaths, 38 were due to drowning.
"The gift of a life jacket may be a gift of
life," Cates said.
"The giver and receiver would like that
gift best of all."


Briefs cont.


Open House
Members of the Glades County Historical
Society invite the public to their second an-
nual Christmas Holiday Open House at the
newly restored Pieter Westergaard House
on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12.
Music and refreshments for all. For further
information please call Julie Wigton at 863-
946-2060 or Al Schauseil at 863-946-0292.

Muse Community Association
Mark your calendar, regular monthly
meetings will be held on Thursday, Dec. 17
at 7 p.m. It will be a short meeting with ka-
raoke to follow. We encourage all residents
to attend, bring a friend. Refreshments will
be served.

Christmas on the


at the Tom Perry City Park in Moore Haven.
If you would like to reserve a booth space,
please call Susan Prowant at Moore Haven
Elementary School 863-946-0737. Booths
are $10 each. If you would like to sign up
to provide entertainment, please call Fe-
Linda Langdale at Moore Haven Elementary
School 863-946-0737. There is no charge for
groups who want to provide entertainment.
We do not allow booths to sell the same
food or drink items, so be sure to call and
reserve your spot!

Tobacco Free Classes
Quit Smoking Now Classes in your com-
munity. Quit Smoking & Quit Chew/Spit
Tobacco Today. Free Nicotine Replacement
Therapy, Gum Patches and Lozenges for
those that are eligible! Call Angelica Pefia at
863-946-0707 ext. 220 or Quit Smoking Now
Staff 877-819-2357.


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Winter
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more pleasant. He relocated a garbage sta-
tion that was near the clubhouse and heated
pool, and turned the spot into an entertain-
ment pavilion where 12-14 musicians played
country tunes last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Shortt also calls Meadowlark his
home, and he feels this is mainly because
of the senior residents who bring their life
experiences with them
"The people are what makes this a nice
park," said Dan Shortt.
He has known travelers who have left
Florida in search of better weather and bar
gains, but they are returning because the
weather really is better here. Sure, there are
summer storms in Florida, but wanderers
find that other states have floods, tornadoes,
massive wildfires and snow in July.
Meadowlark RV Resort has all the ame-
nities that seasoned RVers are looking for.
There is a convenience store nearby on S.R.
78. Visitors can reach the resort off S.R. 78
west. Turn south on Ortona Road. Then
head east on Williams Road, and turn south
on Meadowlark Lane.
Another RV resort in Glades County that
can be overlooked by travelers is found off
U.S. 27. People drive past 'M' R.V Resort
because they are focused on heading to Or-
lando or Palm Beach. It sets back from the
road in pasture land and has attracted RVers
who want to get away from it all.
Its former name was Robin's Nest RV,
and the owner went out of business last
May. This disappointed many long-time
winter residents who wondered where they
would end up next.
Luckily, the McGavins family of Arizona
bought the park even though it had been
burglarized and stripped of appliances, and
copper pipes.
"The roof leaked and the grass was chest
high," said manager, Susan Loren.
But she and hubby, Ray, hit the ground
running and have seen the roads paved, a


new clubhouse roof installed and the heated
pool repaired. Susan Loren mentioned the
phone rings off the hook because RVers
have heard that they can return to their fa-
vorite park which is now called 'M' R.V Re-
sort. The M stands for McGavins.
The RV community is located about 7
miles west of Moore Haven off U.S. 27. 'M'
R.V Resort has three catch and release fish-
ing ponds, and migrating birds are seen for-
aging close to RV pads. Wireless internet is
available.
Early birds have already settled into this
gated community and are eager to volunteer
their help with organizing three nights of
bingo, live music, meals and line dancing.
Ray and Susan Loren mentioned that events
are also open to people who live outside the
resort.
Lakeport RV Resort is a third park that is
hidden from the well traveled roadway. The
fishing community of Lakeport is nearby
with several convenience stores and boat
launching areas. RVers can travel S.R. 78
east to Old Lakeport Road and turn west,
then take a left on Milum Road. According to
manager, Donna Magnine, this is the place
to be when looking for peace and quiet.
Lakeport is known for its beautiful location
on the west shore of Lake Okeechobee and
it is adjacent to the Seminole Brighton com-
munity.
Lakeport RV Resort has complete ameni-
ties including wireless internet. According
to Donna Magnine, the community is dog
friendly, and she is welcoming an RVer who
has four show dogs. Sandhill cranes are the
most charming amenity in the park. They
are non-migrating cranes that make the re-
sort their year round home.
Meadowlark RV Resort can be contacted
by phone at 800-889-5636 or online atwww.
meadowlarkcampground.com
'M' R.V Resort can be reached at 863-946-
1587 or online at www.mrvresort.com
Lakeport RV Resort can be reached at
864-946-1415
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
abolan@yahoo.com.


iiml/l ena Dolan
The 'M' R.V. Resort is located 7 miles west of Moore Haven on US 27. The park
used to be known as Robin's Nest, but new owners are making renovations and
winter residents are returning to Glades County. The gated community has a
large club house with a new roof.


iii/llena Doian
Homer Groger has spent the last 15 winters at Meadowlark RV Resort in the
Glades County community of Ortona. The bicycle-friendly park is located on the
Caloosahatchee River, and can be reached off S.R. 78.


INI/Nena uoian
Lakeport RV Resort is located near the intersection of Old Lakeport Road and
Milum Drive in Glades County off SR 78 east. A family of non-migrating sandhill
cranes makes the resort their permanent home.


Nuggets
Continued From Page 1

mourning dove and white-tailed dove is
Dec. 12-Jan. 10. The second phase for hunt-
ing regular waterfowl and coot is Dec. 12-
Jan. 31. Hunters are urged to consult Florida
Wildlife Commission for regulations on bag
limits and shooting hours. Go to www.my-
fwc.com
The Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge will
sponsor a craft fair on Dec. 12 from 9-1 p.m.
Call Bonnie Booth at 863-357-1556 for more
information. The cleanup of the Pearce Ca-
nal in Buckhead Ridge has a tentative com-
pletion date of Jan. 1.
The Glades County Sheriff's Office is pre-
paring for the Cops For Christmas event on
Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Build-
ing on US27 in Moore Haven.


The Toys for Tots event on Dec. 19 is ac-
cepting funds for children's bicycles. Contact
Mrs. McPherson at 863-946-0561.
The Lakeport Community Association is
finalizing plans for the annual Sour Orange
Festival on January 9. The Division of For-
estry has recognized Lakeport as a Firewise
community.
Moore Haven teacher, Susan Prowant,
and other school district employees have
organized the annual holiday event, Christ-
mas on the Caloosahatchee for Thursday
evening, Dec. 10 from 5-8 p.m.
The colorful festival is located in the his-
toric section of Moore Haven at the city park
along the Caloosahatchee River.
Parents, students, and the City of Moore
Haven have contributed to the success of
this school fund raiser.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
abolan@yahoo.com.


20 Glades County Democrat


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


December 10, 2009




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