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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: February 4, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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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.
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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Vol. 83 No. 25


Thursday, February 4, 2010


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By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat


Chalo Nitka Pageants
The Chalo Nitka Festival Pag-
eants will be held Feb. 20 at the
Moore Haven High School Audi-
torium. Princess Pageant starts at
5 p.m. Queen Pageant begins at 7
p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2
for students, ages 4 and under free.
Queen contestants are competing
for a $500 scholarship.
See Briefs Page 20

Lake Level

13.49 feet
above sea level

Index
C lassifieds .................................... 13
Public Forum ................................ 2
O bits .................... .................... 6
S c h o o ls .................... .................... 10
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GLADES COUNTY -- State Rep-
resentative Denise Grimsley met
at a legislative round-table discus-
sion with local government, Jan.
26. Official attendees were from
Glades County government, the
City of Moore Haven and Glades
County School Board. The pur-
pose of the meeting was to as-
sure that local issues are known
and discussed with legislators and
their staff.
County manager, Wendell Tay-
lor, acknowledged the support of
Rep. Denise Grimsley to imple-
ment the funding search and con-
struction of a new health clinic.
The approximately $5 million


project may begin next month,
and will be located north of the
public safety office along SR 78
east. Mr. Taylor commented her
help was very meaningful to citi-
zens.
"It is near and dear to our
hearts. You had a huge roll in it,"
Mr. Taylor said.
The "green" clinic building
will meet with environmental
standards, and heat energy will
generate from a system beneath
the parking lot. Wendell Taylor
mentioned the county is trying
to get help with funding a new
Emergency Operations Center
(EOC). Currently, the EOC works
out of the county manger's offices
within the courthouse, and in the
See Officials Page 20


Swamp cats
These two juvenile bobcats can be seen at Gatorama off US
27 near Palmdale in Glades County. These kittens were res-
cued when the mother was hit by a vehicle. They had to be
hand-raised and cannot be released.


Retired teacher spins the 'Wheel of Fortune'


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat


GLADES/HIGHLANDS -- Re-
tired Glades County school teach-
er, Kathy Mathis, has had some
excitement in her life since she left
Moore Haven High School. She
traveled to Los Angeles, Califor-
nia last month so she could spin
the wheel on the TV game show,
Wheel of Fortune.
Starting two years ago, Ms.
Mathis went to Naples where the
Wheel Mobile was set up, and she
was chosen for an audition. After


two more auditions, Kathy Mathis
found out she would be on her
way to California.
"A very exciting process," said
Ms. Mathis.
Last month, she and her
daughters, Brooke and Susan,
traveled to Los Angeles and stayed
in nearby Culver City where the
show is taped. According to Ms.
Mathis, the actual studio is quite
small. She was surprised at the
size because it seems larger on TV
There were many people behind
the scenes that worked with con-
testants throughout the day. She
and 19 other contestants showed


up at 7:30 a.m., but the taping did
not start until noon. Eighteen were
going to be on the show and two
were alternates in case something
happened right before taping. Six
shows were taped on that day.
The actual wheel weighs over
1000 pounds, and game players
were coached on how to spin the
wheel. They also were coached
on how to play the game wedges,
how to watch the used letter board,
the puzzle, and score board. The
coaching was quite involved and
serious. Each show is a half hour
long including commercials.
"It was right up there with some


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of the most intense 22 minutes of
my life," she said.
Ms. Mathis and the other con-
testants even did promos for TV
stations that air the Wheel of For-
tune in this local area.
Kathy Mathis mentioned we
met Vanna White, game show co-
host, prior to the taping. She was
dressed in blue jeans with a t-shirt,
and her hair was pulled back in a
pony tail. Vanna stopped to wish
everyone good luck. At the time,
no one recognized her because
See Fortune Page 20




2 Glades County Democrat


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


February 4, 2010


Local Weather

Weather Forecast for Glades County
from the National Weather Service.


Moore Haven and
surrounding areas:
Thursday: Mostly sunny,
with a high near 80. East
wind between 3 and 8 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly
cloudy, with a low around
61. East wind around 8 mph.

Extended Forecast:
Friday: A 20 percent
chance of showers. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 82.
Breezy, with a east wind 7
to 10 mph becoming south
between 17 and 20 mph.
Winds could gust as high as
25 mph.
Friday Night: A 40 per-
cent chance of showers.
Mostly cloudy, with a low
around 59. Southwest wind
between 10 and 13 mph.
Saturday: A 30 percent
chance of showers. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 73.
West wind between 11 and
15 mph, with gusts as high as
18 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly
cloudy, with a low around
47.
Sunday: Mostly sunny,
with a high near 70.
Sunday Night: Partly
cloudy, with a low around
45.


Monday: Mostly
with a high near 73.


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Housing expo slated for Feb. 4 at Doyle Conner Bldg.


The Glades County Economic Develop-
ment Council, in partnership with Glades
County State Housing Initiatives Partner-
ship (SHIP) and the Joint City, County,
School Board Housing committee will host
a Homebuyers Expo, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010
from 5-7 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Bldg. in
Moore Haven. This is the second housing
expo sponsored by the Glades County EDC.
The first, held in 2008, was a success.
The February event is being planned to
encourage prospective buyers to take ad-
vantage of the federal tax credit program
which ends April 30.
"Our goal is to assist families in becom-
ing new homeowners in Moore Haven,"
said EDC Director Whirls. "No matter how
many new jobs we create with projects like
the new 7L Brands Mulch Plant in Palmdale
or the Waste Management C&D landfill or
the Glades County Detention Center, if the
folks who work in Glades County live out-
side Glades County, we're losing the down-
stream economic benefit of that new job
creation. With new residents, we increase
our tax base and consequently funding for
our schools and services like law enforce-
ment and emergency medical services, and
it becomes easier to recruit new commercial
businesses to the city, like a much needed
pharmacy, to serve those new residents."
Keynote speaker for the housing expo
will be Sean Stephens, branch manager
of Metroplex Mortgage Services of Tampa,
who has been phenomenally successful as-
sisting homebuyers in securing 100 percent
financing through USDA and FHA loans. The
loans are fixed rate, with no downpayment
required and his company charges no appli-
cation fees.


Mr. Stephens will be able to assist pro-
spective buyers interested in taking advan-
tage of the up to $8000 first time homebuyer
tax credit as well as the $6000 tax credit
available for repeat buyers.
Glades County SHIP coordinator Erica
Villafuerte will also be on hand to explain
how prospective homeowners can take ad-
vantage of the $8,000 first time homebuyer
tax credit via the SHIP downpayment assis-
tance program.
"The SHIP funds for FY 2009-2010 may
only be used for the tax credit. Clients would
be able to apply with certain conditions as
long as they have a sales contract prior to
April 30, 2010 and closing must occur prior
to June 30, 2010," said SHIP coordinator
Villefuerte. "The SHIP assistance must be
paid back and is only available as a down
payment."
SHIP funds cannot be used to reimburse
those that have already closed and mobile
homes are not eligible.
Enterprise Zone coordinator Whirls will
also be available to tell potential homeown-
ers how they may qualify for tax incentives
by purchasing a new home in the City of
Moore Haven enterprise zone.
Developers, Brian Sullivan of Branch
Countryside Estates and Benny Richmond
of Haven Homes will be on hand with site
plans, house plans and other exhibits of
new housing alternatives currently under
construction in Moore Haven.
Area banks will be on hand to discuss
financing options which are available. Area
real estate professionals will also be on hand
representing existing homes and rental op-
portunities for those who might not be quite
ready to buy.


Invitations are being sent to Glades
County businesses, city, county and school
board personnel, who may work here and
live elsewhere because they haven't found
suitable housing, as well as those who have
been forced to rent because they didn't
think they could find an affordable home in
Moore Haven. The event is free and open to
the general public.
Sullivan's Branch Countryside Estates is a
planned 40-unit affordable housing project
in Moore Haven.
Homes in the subdivision will start at
$129,000 for a three bedroom, two bath
model, with a one car garage. Mr. Sullivan
is also building a three bedroom, two bath,
two-car garage model for $159,000.
All of Sullivan's homes feature raised pan-
el cabinets, tile and carpet flooring, vaulted
ceilings, Trane air conditioning and heating
systems with a five-year warranty and up-
graded appliance packages.
Floor plans for 15 different models, rang-
ing from the 3-bedroom, 2-bath Bluebird II,
at $129,000 to the 3BR/2Ba and garage Han-
cock at $161,000 may be viewed at Sullivan's
website www.BranchCountrysideEstates.
com.
Haven Homes by Benny A Richmond
range from $128,000 to $155,000. The homes
feature ceramic tile floors, wall to wall car-
peting in the bedrooms, marble windowsills
throughout, all wood cabinetry, Moen fau-
cets and Energy Star qualified appliances.
Anyone interested in more information
on the housing expo can phone Erica Vil-
lafuerte at 863-946-6004 or Tracy Whirls at
863-946-0300.


Clubs and organizations


Democratic Executive

Committee meeting
The next meeting of the Glades County
Democratic Executive Committee will be
held Thursday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the
Westergard House 270 Avenue L Moore Ha-
ven. The last meeting was held in December
and new officers were elected: Chair, Ellen
Geake, Vice Chair, John Capece, Secretary,
Ann Coffey and Treasurer, Ellen Beers. Con-


tact Ellen Geake 863-946-1963.

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


historic home call Julie Wigton at 863-946-
2060.

Bingo helps food pantry
Bingo is offered as a fund raiser and as
entertainment beginning at 7 p.m. Bingo
will be held every Thursday until May. This
will support the Food Pantry which serves
Glades County every Tuesday at 5 p.m.
The church can be contacted at 863-946-
0696.


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February 4, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Martin wins FLW Series event on lake


Photo/Rob Newell, FLW
Home sweet home: Scott Martin celebrates his first major win on Lake Okeechobee with his mom, wife and the rest of
his family.


OKEECHOBEE, Fla. Team National
Guard pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla.,
caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds,
3 ounces Saturday to win $50,000 in the
FLW Series Eastern Division tournament on
Lake Okeechobee with a four-day catch of
20 bass weighing 71-9.
The catch gave him the win by a 2-pound,
3-ounce margin over John Cox of Debary,
Fla., who caught a total of 20 bass weighing
69-6 and earned $20,000.
"I'm about to cry after this one," said
Martin, who has won more than $1 million
in FLW Outdoors events. "It's an amazing
feeling. I've lived here my whole life and I
fished my first FLW tournament here and
I've been fairly successful here and been in
the top 10 a few times. But to win one and
keep it here on the lake is awesome. For the
city of Okeechobee and the city of Clewiston
and all the communities around the lake ...
it's unbelievable.
"I wanted to win this tournament and I
focused," Martin added. "When you focus in
on something ... when you believe it, you
achieve it. If you doubt it, you'll do without
it. That's been my motto all week."
Martin opened the tournament in fourth
place Wednesday with five bass weighing
21-4 that he caught on junebug-colored Lake
Fork Trophy Lures "Live" Magic Shad and
watermelon red Reaction Innovations Trixie
Sharks while fishing the South Bay area. On
Thursday he added another five bass weigh-
ing 17-14 to move into second place. He
then caught five bass weighing 12-4 Friday to
make the crucial top-5 cut in second place.
Saturday Martin stuck with the baits he'd
used the first three days of competition and
sealed his win. Martin also received $6,000
for being the Ranger Cup program winner.
"You try to put yourself in position to win
tournaments and to make the right deci-
sions on the final day and have a great day
...itwas just one of those days that would be
hard to ever duplicate," Martin said.


Martin said he returned to the area he
fished all week and again had it to himself.
He said he slowed down and picked the
area apart and relied on GPS to cover differ-
ent trails through grass than he fished the
previous three days. Martin said he retrieved
the baits steadily on the surface in heavily
matted areas.
"I think the key to my success this week is
I haven't caught many of the males," Martin
said. "I saw lots of males every day. I could
have caught my limit every morning and had
10 to 12 pounds, but I left them there on pur-
pose. With the full moon coming, I wanted
those males to bring the females. So I just
marked them and kept fishing and fishing.
"I think it's a mistake to catch everything
you see, and I've done it, and it's stupid, re-
ally with a full moon," Martin said.
Cox, who led the Okeechobee event for
the first three days of competition, said con-
ditions totally changed for him on the last
day.
"I went to my area that had a lot of fish
in it and the wind was blowing into it,"
said Cox, who completed his first FLW Se-
ries event. "I thought the rocks in front of it
would protect it some, but I got in there and
it was muddy."
Cox said he fished a while in his first
area, caught one fish and relocated east of
the Kissimmee River. He managed to catch
five small keepers off beds and later culled
another keeper.
A complete list of results can be found at
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FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L.
Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger
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LMC introduces newest member of its medical staff


Belle Glade, Fl Lakeside Medical Center
is proud to introduce Family Medicine prac-
titioner Nikerson Geneve, DO as the new-
est physician to join the hospital's medical
staff.
Dr. Geneve, who speaks English, Span-
ish, Creole and French fluently, is accepting
new patients to his primary care practice.
Dr. Geneve's office is located in the Glades
Medical Plaza at 941 Southeast First Street in
Belle Glade.
The offices of Lakeside Medical Center's
two other new physicians, Marian Sampson,
MD and Sherida Williams, MD are also at
that location.
Together, Dr. Sampson and Dr. Williams
operate Lakeside Medical Center OB-GYN,
providing quality women's health services
to the community.
"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Geneve
to our growing medical staff here at Lake-


side Medical Center," said Brian P. Gibbons,
Jr., Hospital Administrator.
Dr. Geneve, who most recently practiced
Family Medicine in Wellington, built his
medical career in South Florida after earn-
ing his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at
Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauder-
dale. He completed his residency training at
Wellington Regional Medical Center.
"It is a wonderful opportunity to join the
medical staff here at Palm Beach County's
newest hospital, Lakeside Medical Center,
"said Dr. Geneve. I look forward to provid-
ing the highest level of medical care in my
Family Medicine practice with an emphasis
on treating patients as individuals.
One of the advantages of working in a
small community hospital is that at every lev-
el, the professionals you work with become
an extension of your own family, said Daniel
B. Kairys, MD, staff surgeon, Lakeside Medi-


cal Center. And family is very important at
Lakeside. As a surgeon, I'm impressed with
the three operating rooms, two of which are
sized for more complex procedures.
In all there is 1,700 square feet of surgi-
cal space. My fellow physicians and I also
appreciate working with a veteran nursing
team that focuses on quality, patient-cen-
tered care.
I have been drawn to work here by the
opportunity to give back to this community
through the delivery of quality health ser-
vices.
The completion of this centrally-located
hospital and medical campus less than two
years after ground was broken is a great suc-
cess story.
It's also a dream come true for physicians
and the health care community, donors,
government officials and the community at
large, said Mr. Gibbons.


The community should know that we re-
main committed to the expansion of health
care services for the residents of our region.
We're developing expanded volunteer pro-
grams and locating specialized services on
our medical campus. The next few years at
this hospital will be very exciting.
The new hospital is designed with patient
comfort, privacy and security in mind. Fo-
cused on Women's Health, Emergency Care
and Outpatient Services, Lakeside Medical
Center features a Birth Place with large labor
and delivery rooms, a nursing station that
allows direct observation of newborns and
spacious and private postpartum accom-
modations. Two weeks after the hospital
opened, Lakeside Medical Center celebrated
the birth of triplets, the Glades area's first in
more than a decade.
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Staff
Continued From Page 4
Charity Wilson and Necler Legros, both
from Belle Glade, welcomed identical twin
daughters NeKeela and NeKayla Legros, and
a baby boy, Necler Legros IV, on Thursday,
October 29. The babies, born at 34 weeks,
weighed 3 lbs, 13 oz., 4 lbs. 2 oz., and 3 lbs.,
14 oz., respectively.
The fact that Ms. Wilson went into labor
at 34 weeks is very good, said Dr. Ahmed
Barhoush, a practicing OB/GYN physician in
Belle Glade who delivered the babies. Lake-
side Medical Center is a beautiful facility and
the veteran nursing and medical staff did a
great job helping to bring these triplets into
the world.
Ms. Wilson says she found The Birth
Place at Lakeside Medical Center to be com-
fortable and family-friendly.
I've had a wonderful experience here,
she said. The staff and the hospital were so


nice. You can tell they are happy to be in this
new building.
Having such a modern facility for our
new mothers is something we've looked
forward to for a while, said Lynn Foley, RNC,
Nurse Manager of Obstetrics. Being able to
take advantage of it for a special birth like
this allowed us to truly serve our patient's
needs.
Equipped with the latest in monitoring
technology, Lakeside Medical Center's Criti-
cal Care Unit includes six private rooms, a
nursing station with full view of all CCU beds
and generous entries to accommodate pa-
tient care equipment.
Computerized throughout including
electronic patient charts and bedside bar
code scanning systems, Lakeside Medical
Center has streamlined the admissions pro-
cess to provide efficient and quality health-
care.
A new digital mammography machine,
funded in part by a generous grant from
PNC Bank, along with a Palm Beach County


Department of Housing and Community
Development Block Grant, now enables the
early detection of breast cancer so it can be
treated more effectively. Enhancements in
the telemetry unit will allow patients recov-
ering from an illness or surgery to be moni-
tored in the hospital at all times, even if they
are away from their bed.
Other state-of-the-art initiatives will bring
the patient to the doctor, such as telemedi-
cine, online x-rays and charting-some of
which are already in place. These features
will enable doctors to remotely monitor a
patient's status and communicate instruc-
tions to clinical staff from almost any loca-
tion.
Operated and built by the Health Care Dis-
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physical plant would not extend into the
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Gaudy Redish, 90
JONAS RIDGE, N.C. Gaudy Redish, age 90,
of Jonas Ridge, passed away Jan. 27, 2010, at
Life Care Center in Banner Elk, N.C.
She was born June 27, 1919, a daughter of the
late Gardie Matison and Ona Iowa Lance Wa-
ters. Gaudy was a member of Lakeside Baptist
Church in Rocky Mount, N.C.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in
death by her husband, Leon Carlisle Redish;
brothers, Paul Waters, Clayton Waters, Junior
Waters and Jack Waters; and a sister, Anna Rue
Converse.
Survivors include her two sons, Tommy Red-
ish and wife Vanessa of Jonas Ridge, N.C., Der-
rell Redish of Lake Harbor, Fla.; grandchildren,
Brandi Forbes of Newland, N.C., Mindi Grissom
and husband Scott of Wilmington, N.C., Mandy
Redish of Clewiston, Fla., Kevin Redish and wife
Jessica of Conover, N.C., Jeremy Forbes of New-
land, N.C., Chase Redish of Lakeport, Fla.,
Amanda Redish of Florence, S.C.; and six great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 28,
in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant
Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Ingham officiating.
A local funeral service was held Sat. January 30,
2010,at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston
with Rev. Bill Derryberry officiating. Interment
followed in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.


Rufus Irvin Tull, 73
CLEWISTON Rufus Irvin Tull, age 73, of
Clewiston, passed away Jan. 27, 2010, in Cle-
wiston.
He was born June 17, 1936, in Poplar Bluffs,
Mo., the son of the late Charlie and the late Effie
Mae (Woods) Tull. Mr. Tull married Wanda
Mills April 1981; she survives.
He was a Lock Master for the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers retiring in June 2001.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda (Mills) Tull;
one son, Edison Tull of Clewiston; two sisters,
Olive White, and Barbara Watson; step-chil-
dren, Eugene Fullard, Kenneth Fullard, Ricky
Fullard, and Roxanne Lawson; eight grandchil-
dren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday
Jan. 31, 2010, in Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
where visitation was held on Saturday from 6 to
8 p.m., with Rev Troy Ezell officiating. Interment
was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.


Marguerite Cress Wolfe, 91
DECATUR, Ga. Marguerite Cress Wolfe,
surrounded by her children, passed away in
Coventry Place Tuesday, January 26, 2010, after
a short illness. She
was 91.
She was born and
reared in Cleveland,
Tenn., the daughter
of William Ira Cress
and Bessie Burns
Cress.
Upon marrying,
she and Jay resided
in Cleveland, Miss.,
until World War II.
With the war effort, ...:. .
they moved
to several different states, where
she met the challenge of turning 15 more hous-
es into homes for her family. She was an enthu-
siastic homemaker with an obsession for taking
care of people and was the hub that united her
grandchildren summer after summer. When
her nest was empty, she shared her caretaking
as a Pink Lady. Her main club interest was the
Eastern Star.
Marguerite first worked in retail, and then she
and Jay worked side by side in their family busi-
ness of building and operating cable television
systems in the Mississippi Delta. They retired in
1969 and, thereafter, wintered on Lake Okee-
chobee, prior to making Clewiston their perma-
nent residence in 1985.
Marguerite was preceded in death by Joseph
(Jay) Edward Wolfe, her husband of 68 years,
and five siblings. After being widowed in 2006,
Marguerite enjoyed living an active life in the re-
tirement home of her trusted nephew, Mike
Cress, with one of her daughters near by.
Mrs. Wolfe is survived by one sister, Anne
Cress Cavini; her daughters, Juanita Wolfe
Dunn of Bastrop, La., Beverly M. Wolfe of Deca-
tur, Ga. and Jo Ann Wolfe Smith of Decatur,
Ga.; grandchildren, Gigi Dunn, Jerry Crawford,
Jay Crawford, Anne Claire Dunn Stephenson,
Walt Peden, Megan Dunn Meador and Mary Jo
Ann Peden Grisham; 12 great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday,
February 6, 2010, at Coventry Place.
A.S. Turner & Sons of Decatur, Ga., handled
the arrangements for cremation.




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Preparing for the Afterlife


By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
Colonel Taylor's army spent December
26, 1837, burying the dead and preparing the
wounded for the trip to Fort Bassinger. The
Seminoles, after extracting these heavy cau-
salities on the Americans, were driven from
the Battle of Okeechobee into the fastness
of the Everglades, where they, too, mourned
their dead.
Historians are uncertain about the loss-
es the Seminoles sustained in the Battle of
Okeechobee because the Seminoles, like
the Marines of today, always tried in every
possible way to remove their wounded and
fallen comrades from the field of battle and
bring them home.
The Seminole's motive for removing fall-
en comrades from the battlefield went be-
yond the human bond of loyalty that devel-
ops between men, who face death together
in battle. Loyalty did play an important role,
but it was the Seminole's religious beliefs
and customs that placed strong emphasis
on removing the bodies from the field of
battle.
Seminole religious beliefs and customs
placed great importance on removing the
slain from battle, so the body couldn't be
mutilated or desecrated by the enemy. Such
an act would alter the slain person's spiritual
body in the afterlife. The custom of recover-
ing the slain from the hands of the enemy
was practiced by most Native Americans.
The ceremonial burial rites were very
important and used to ensure the deceased
person a happy life in the next world. It is
unfortunate, but most information on the
rituals is hidden from outsiders and remains
a mystery even today.
I have read numerous 18th century eye-
witness accounts of persons who saw and
recorded various stages of the Seminole
burial ceremonies. These written accounts
indicate the living mourned the deceased for
several days, while women left their hair in
disarray during the bereavement period.
The mourning period was probably lim-
ited to several days prior to the funeral ritu-
als because Florida's warm climate sped up
decay in the deceased person. I recall stories
told to me as a young boy (by older Florida
relatives) about the expediency of burying
the dead who weren't embalmed.
The body was washed and prepared by
family or friends for viewing and kept over-
night at a relatives home until the funeral
services were held the next day. However,
nature dictated that individuals stay up with
the dead person during the night because
discharged fluids that emitted from the de-
composing body had to be removed. This
overnight "Virgil" was called a "Wake" in
the South.
After the Seminole mourning period
ended, the dead warrior was placed above
the ground at a remote location, along with
some of his personal possessions. One ac-
count stated that the deceased person's per-
sonal possessions used in the funeral were
broken, hence freeing the dead man's spirit
from his earthly possessions.
The body was then left to Mother Na-
ture's care, until only the whitened bones
of the deceased remained. The bones and
personal possessions were later gathered
and buried.


Many Native Americans practiced similar
rites when preparing a body for the afterlife.
Spanish captives and priests in the 15th and
16th centuries wrote about the early Florida
Indians placing their dead in houses called
"Charnel Houses." Guards were posted
around the house, until the flesh decayed
from the person's bones. The bones were
prepared and wrapped in tanned skins, then
placed on a raised platform, which served
as a cemetery.
Archeologist in Florida located one such
burial site at Fort Center, a state wildlife
management area located close to Lake-
port, Florida. The site is open to the public
and free. There is signage explaining the Na-
tive American culture and the artifacts found
at the site.
After the Battle of Okeechobee, many of
the Seminoles made their way southeast, to-
ward the Loxahatchee River. While moving
eastward across the Glades, they may have
used the high ancient mounds of the Mayai-
mis Indians as a place to camp and mourn
their dead. Regardless of where the Semi-
noles established their camps, they would
have been forced to put their dead to rest.
An ole Gladesman told me an interest-
ing story about this area several years ago.
He and his brothers were Florida Crackers
that were very much at home in the woods.
Their well honed hunting skills put plenty of
ill gotten venison on the table because they
were renowned poachers who frequented
the large private lands that lay to the east of
Lake Okeechobee.
One day, he and a brother were illegally
poaching deer and had stopped to rest on a
high ridge, deep within an oak hammock.
His brother noted a small object protruding
from the sandy soil, which seemed out of
place. He started digging and soon a long,
rusted gun barrel with a flintlock hammer
was unearthed from a forgotten time.
Who would bury a flintlock gun in the
middle of a swamp? Flintlock guns were
used during the Seminole Indian Wars,
but saw little usage by the time white set-
tlers started moving into the Glades. Cultur-
ally, soldiers that fought during the Seminole
Wars and the later Glades Settlers would
never have parted with a gun, to appease
a fallen comrade or friend traveling into the
afterlife.
The flintlock gun more than likely be-
longed to a deceased male Seminole. Did
this gun once spew hot lead at soldiers in
blue or feel the cold, death grip of its master's
hands, as he too died in Battle of Okeecho-
bee? We will never know the answer, but it
is stories like this that makes South Florida
History so fascinating.
A re-enactment of the Battle of Okeecho-
bee will be presented Saturday, Feb 6th at
2:00 p.m. and Sunday, Feb.7th, at 1:00 p.m.
at the Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State
Park, which is located at 3500 S.E. 38th Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florida. The GPS location
is: 27.211601-80.789530.
Please take the time to see this historical
event. The actors dress in authentic looking
uniforms, while Seminoles wear in tradi-
tional cloths of that time. There will be horse
rides, 1800's Medicine show, Living History,
Blacksmith, Cracker Cow Camp, Cannon
Demonstration, music, food and lots of fun.
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Attention all homebuyers


The Glades County Economic Develop-
ment Council has partnered with the city of
Moore Haven, Glades County and the Glades
County School Board Housing Committee to
host a homebuyer's expo, set for Feb. 4, 2010
from 5 -7 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Bldg.
here in Moore Haven. Contractors including
Brian Sullivan and Bennie Richmond will at-
tend to promote the new Branch Country-
side Estates and Haven Homes subdivisions
in Moore Haven, as well as other contractors
offering options for build to suit projects for
those who already own their land.
Keynote speaker for the housing expo
will be Sean Stephens, branch manager
of Metroplex Mortgage Services of Tampa,
who has been phenomenally successful as-


sisting homebuyers in securing 100 percent
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loans are fixed rate, with no down payment
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Mr. Stephens will be able to assist pro-
spective buyers interested in taking advan-
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available for repeat buyers.
Glades County SHIP coordinator Erica
Villafuerte will also be on hand to explain
how prospective homeowners can take ad-
vantage of the $8,000 first time homebuyer
tax credit via the SHIP down payment assis-
tance program.
The event is free and open to the public.


Religion briefs


Clewiston
Fish on Fridays
Fish on Fridays will be available at the
New Bethel AME Church beginning at 3 p.m.
For more information please call 863-6972.

Valentine's Day Fudge For Missions
Calling all chocolate lovers (and those
that love them!) First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston is hand making choco-
late fudge to help support mission outreach.
Each block of fudge is one half pound of
chocolate delight wrapped in a beautifully
decorated Valentine's Day box. Only $10
per box! Boxes available for pickup starting
Wednesday, Feb. 10. Only a limited number
are available, so order yours now! 863-983-
5269. Delivery available in the Clewiston
area for multiple orders.

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Starting January 2010 our food pantry
ministry "Loaves and Fish" will be distribut-
ing food to families in need from our Out-
reach Center from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every 1st
and third Wednesday.

Moore Haven
Thrift shop open at Church of God
The Church of God of Prophecy, in Moore
Haven, will have a thrift shop open on Sat-
urdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., all things are
given for a donation, this is to help for ex-
penses of the church.
We feel in helping the church it is helping
you also, with your needs.
All things are nice and clean, these things
are supplied by Cowboy Church Hand and
Hand Ministries of Palmdale, if you would
like to help us call 863-612-0640, if no an-
swer leave message, God bless you.


Religious column


A call to prayer!
By Jackie Miller, Evangelist
First Christian Church
The greatest threat to spiritual awak-
ening in America is Christian withdrawal!
Though 2 Chronicles 7:14 promises "heal-
ing to the land," many of God's people wag
their heads in unbelief, questioning whether
the land can be healed, or even should be.
Twenty-first Century prophets of gloom pre-
dict that America is beyond hope, beyond
faith, beyond mercy.
The negativism has caused many to turn
their backs to the spiritual, social and moral
issues facing our nation... to walk away from
involvement with a "what can I do about it",
attitude.
"After all, isn't this the way it will be in the
last days? Isn't this just a sign of the times?
Let's eat, drink, and be merry... the Lord is
coming soon!" And so the silent Christian
majority folds its hands to wait, watching
Satan win one victory after another and not
even lifting a prayer!
Passive indifference, prayerlessness and
resignation to the conditions around us


have allowed the enemy to move freely and
without opposition through the media, the
university, the legislature.
This was not Christ's plan for us. In Mat-
thew 5:13 He defines our role to be that of
"salt in the earth." Meat packed in salt is
preserved and the normal process of decay
restrained.
In the same way Christians filled with the
Holy Spirit and the dynamic of prayer have
the power to be that kind of restrainer, hold-
ing back corruption, and in turn holding
back the judgment of God.
Sodom and Gomorrah had no such re-
strainers (Genesis 18:22-33). It was not the
abundance of sinners that brought final de-
struction. It was the absence of saints.
Often the cry is heard in America, "Love it
or leave it!" Tragically, we as Christians have
left it if we have failed it in prayer. We have
become salt that has lost it' savor... its influ-
ence... its restraining power.
What hope is there for an America whose
saints have given up and packed their bags
for Heaven? May it never be, "Lord, give us
mercy, healing, rebirth in 2010!"


Notice of Referendum
To be held Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Regarding Hendry County Hospital Authority
Limited Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Bonds
The Governing Body (the "Governing Body") of Hendry County Hospital Authority (the "Authority") has deter-
mined that it intends to issue Limited Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Bonds (the "Bonds") of the Authority to pay the
costs of capital expenditures of the Authority authorized by law. As provided by Resolution No. 009-2009, duly
adopted by the Governing Body on October 26, 2009, a bond election shall be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010,
for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the Authority, for their approval or disapproval, the
issuance of the Bonds.
If approved, the Bonds shall be issued in one or more series, at one time or from time to time, in the aggregate
principal amount of not to exceed $14,000,000. The Bonds shall be payable from ad valorem taxes levied and
collected by the Authority on all taxable property in the geographic jurisdiction of the Authority at a rate not to
exceed 1 mill. Existing tax rates are not being proposed to be increased as a result of the vote. (i.e. no increase
in current taxes).
The Bonds shall not be issued unless the Bonds shall be approved at the bond election by a majority of the qual
ified electors of the Authority voting in such election, all in the manner provided in the Constitution and laws of
the State of Florida.
The polling places and times shall be the same as in general elections held in Hendry County,
In accordance with the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, all qualified electors of the Authority shall
be entitled to vote in the Bond election to which this notice pertains.

NOTA de REFERENDUM
Para el Martes 9 de Marzo 2010
Con Respecto del Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital
Anuncio Limitado de Ingreso de Bonos
El Cuerpo de Gobierno ( el "Cuerpo de Gobierno") de el Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital ( la
"Autoridad") a determinado que su proposito para repartir Anuncio Limitado de Ingreso de Bonos ( los
"Bonos") de la Autoridad para pagar los desembolsos capitals de autoridad por ley. Como proveer por resolu-
cion #2009-009, debidamente adoptado por el Cuerpo de Gobierno el 26 de Octubre 2009, una election de
bonos se Ilevara a cabo el Martes 9 de Marzo 2010, para el proposito acreditado de electors de la autoridad,
para el aprobacion o desaprobacion, para la emission de los Bonos.
En caso que sea de aprobacion los Bonos se repartiran en uno o mas series en una vez o de tiempo a tiempo
en la cantidad agrear el principal que no excedese $14,000,000. Los Bonos de cuentas de pagar por
Bonos de ingresos collectados de impuestos por autorizado por la gravable de propiedad en la geografico juris-
diccion que autoriza el porcentaje que no excederse 1 mill. Ingresos en existencia no se propone aumentar en
result de el voto (i. e. no aumentar en impuestos actuales).
Los Bonos no se repartiran solo que sea aprobado en la election por mayoria por los electors calificados de la
autoridad de los votantes en la election, todo en la manera proveer de la ley Constitucion de el Estado de
Florida.
Los sitios de votacion y tiempos seran los mismos que la election general de el Condado Hendry.
En acuerdo con la ley Constitucion de el Estado de Florida, todo elector calificado de la Autoridad se le dara
derecho para votar en la election de Bono sera la siguiente manera:
La forma de el Boleto en esta election de Bono sera de la siguiente manera:
The form of the ballot in this Bond election shall be as follows:

BALLOT
Hendry County Hospital Authority
Limited Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Bonds
The Hospital Board proposes to issue bonds for construction of capital projects for multiyear improvements in
LaBelle and Clewiston. These projects will include, but not limited to, a new Emergency Room in Clewiston
and expanded services in LaBelle. The ii 11 il i' ii i. s without increase
ing tax millage assessed in Hendry Coun, .. .. .1 i ....I 1 11 i i .. I no more than (1)
mill will be reserved for this issue.
May the Hendry County Hospital Authority issue bonds, secured by a levy, at a rate not to exceed one mill, and
pledge of ad valorem taxes by the Authority, in the amount not to exceed $14 million, bearing interest not
exceeding the maximum lawful rate, to pay the costs of capital expenditures of the Authority authorized by law.

Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital
Anuncio Limitado de Ingreso de Bonos
Los Directores de Hospital propone salida de Bonos para construction de proyectos de capital
para anos de multitude para mejoramiento en LaBelle y Clewiston. Estos proyectos incluir, pero
no limited para, un Nuevo Cuarto de Emergencia en Clewiston y expansion de servicios en LaBelle.
La Autoridad le retirara estos Bonos de ingresos en existencia sin creciente de impuesto de mill-
age evaluado en el condado de Hendry. No mas que (14 million) se tomara un prestamo y no
mas de (1) mill ingreso de reserve para este punto.
Le permit el Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital repartiran bonos asegurado por una
leva, un porcentaje que no excedese un mill, y prenda, de anunico limitado de ingreso por la
Autoridad, que no excedese $14 million, que el interest no excedese el maximo porcentaje por ley
para de pagar el costo de desembolsos de capital de autorizacion de Autoridad de ley.
For Bonds/Para Bonos
Against Bonds/En Contra de Bonos


Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida
F.S. 100.342


Hendry County Hospital Authority


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Glades County Youth hold on to positive image


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat


GLADES COUNTY -- Did you know that
most Glades County youth choose not
to use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs?
Sixty-seven percent of youth in this county
choose not to smoke cigarettes. These are
statistics based on 2008 Florida Youth Sub-
stance Abuse Survey and 2009 High School
Teen Norms Survey. Members of Tobacco
Free Partnership learned this at a meeting,
Jan. 27.
The partnership is a program with local
health department sponsors; and represen-
tatives from schools, local government, non
profit organizations and the Heartland Edu-
cational Consortium. Students from Moore
Haven Junior-Senior High School attended
the meeting to represent Students Working
Against Tobacco (SWAT), and to report on
their experience at a conference, Dec. 8-9.
They stayed at the Lake Placid Confer-
ence Center during the Heartland Consor-
tium Youth Leadership Conference with
Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD).
The SADD Chapter Five covers Glades, Hen-
dry, Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto Coun-
ties. John Varady, consortium coordinator,


INI/Nena Bolan
Glades County Tobacco Partnership met Jan. 27 to discuss strategy for discour-
aging tobacco use by children and teens. SWAT members from Moore Haven
Junior-Senior High School who attended the meeting were Jana Clarke, Kiaerra
Perkins, Elizabeth Nelson, Elizabeth Johnson, and Patricia Ainsworth.


worked with students.
"They really did a great job," said Mr.
Varady.
Moore Haven students who attended
the retreat were Linda Cano, Mayte Cisne-
ros, Jada Clarke, Jana Clarke, Japhia Clarke,
Jesse Elrod, Whitney McPherson, Kiaerra


Perkins, Ever Velasquez, and Yanesi Ve-
laquez. They came up with a radio skit that
will be used as part of school announce-
ments. They learned how to use a positive
approach to change social norms through
use of the media and communication with
the public. Their job will be to introduce


the public, local officials and the media to
a positive image of youth, and to ask them
to become partners in programs like Glades
County Tobacco Free Partnership.
At the December conference in Lake
Placid, they learned that most youth live
positive lifestyles and do not indulge in vio-
lence, and substance abuse. According to
John Varady, an outside focus group of un-
related students was asked to visit the youth
conference to observe how the SWAT and
SADD teens learned and practiced depicting
the positive media image. The focus group
was pleased and wanted to learn more.
During the Tobacco Free Partnership
meeting, Jan. 27, county residents and de-
partment representatives also learned how
youth are misrepresented in the media and
how the tobacco industry has been a com-
mercial influence on American life since
the 1870's. More news about the partner-
ship plans for the county will be available
in future articles.
The next Tobacco Free Partnership meet-
ing will be Feb. 25 at the Moore Haven High
School library at 3 p.m. Call Angelica Pena
for more details at 863-946-0707.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
abolan@yahoo.com


Governor and Cabinet approve Curry Island state land management agreement


To expand opportunities for recreation,
and enhance resource protection, Governor
Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet, sitting
as the Board of Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Trust Fund, today approved a
lease agreement between the state of Flor-
ida and the Lake Okeechobee Habitat Alli-
ance, Inc. (LOHA). The agreement, which
allows LOHA to manage more than 2,700
acres of state-owned land located at Curry
Island in Glades County, is the result of a
public/private partnership between the state
and LOHA, as well as Glades County and the
South Florida Water Management District,
who both manage adjacent parcels.
"Today's decision exemplifies the com-
mitment of Governor Crist and the Florida
Cabinet to not only protecting Florida's valu-
able natural lands, but to ensuring they are
open and available for the public to experi-
ence," said DEP Secretary Michael W. Sole.
"This public/private partnership demon-
strates a balanced approach to managing
land and enhancing recreational opportuni-
ties for the public to enjoy."
The lease agreement approved by the
Governor and Cabinet today authorizes
LOHA to manage and restore the property's
natural resources and to create a fish and
wildlife habitat area with a variety of natural
resource-based recreational uses open to the
public, such as fishing, birding, hiking horse-
back riding, nature study, primitive camping
as well as hunting in controlled areas.
"The area around Curry Island has a long
tradition of public hunting," said Jeff Allen
of the LOHA Board of Directors. "This lease
helps us bring our resources to restoration
efforts that aim to improve the conditions
for public hunting as well as other types
of recreation. We appreciate this chance
to partner with the state and look forward


to additional partnering opportunities with
Glades County and the South Florida Water
Management District."
The Florida National Scenic Trail runs
along portions of this property border as
well as the adjacent Glades County prop-
erty. As part of the recreational planning
process, the Curry Island Trailhead and Trail
Loop are being developed to eventually con-
nect with the Florida National Scenic Trail.
This will provide trail users direct access
to remote primitive camping, several fish-
ing ponds, and the Historic Parker Place &
Youth Camp. DEP's Office of Greenways and
Trails recently entered into a Memorandum
of Understanding with the Department of
Transportation for construction of a portion
of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, which
will facilitate connectivity to the Curry Island
access point.
"We are optimistic about the potential
this project has to attract bird hunters and
recreation seekers from all around the state
to Glades County," said Glades County Com-
missioner Paul Beck. "These partnerships
will help us to create a destination that will
not only be a tremendous asset to the local
economy but will also help to enhance and
restore the beautiful natural habitat on Curry
Island."
In addition to offering numerous recre-
ational activities, LOHA will also work close-
ly with the South Florida Water Management
District to conduct habitat restoration activi-
ties within the leased area. This will include
plant sampling and monitoring activities,
restoration of native vegetation, exotic spe-
cies removal and prescribed burning. Any
fees received from recreational activities will
be utilized for habitat restoration and main-
tenance of the leased premises. The lease
is valid for five years, with one five-year re-


newal option. Department of Environmental Protection,
For more information about the Florida visit www.dep.state.fl.us.

DEADLINE FOR EXEMPTIONS
Phillip Pelletier, Property Appraiser, says in today's economy every penny counts for all of us. Why not
take advantage of your savings between now and March 1, 2010 by coming to the Property Appraiser's
Office in the Courthouse, third floor in LaBelle during office hours (8:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.) Monday thru
Friday OR our Clewiston sub-office at 100 E. El Paso same hours/days apply.

YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTION)


1. Homestead Exemption
Applies to first $25,000 of assessed value -all taxing authorities
Applies to $50,000 $75,000 assessed value Not school district
2. Disabled Veteran's Exemption based on % of disability
3. Widow's or Widower's Exemption
4. Non-Veteran Disability and Blindness Exemption
5. Additional Exemption 65 years of Age or Older W/an Annual Income
of less than $25,780 Per Household (documentation is required).
6. Tangible Personal Property Exemption
7. Agriculture Classification (Green Belt)
8. Homestead Portability


$25,000/$0/$25,000.00

$5,000.00
$500.00
$500.00 (or more)
$50,000.00
$25,000.00


If you have recently purchased your property the previous owners exemptions are NOT transferable. New
applications MUST be filed in the event of any changes or deed transfers. This would include changes in
Agricultural Classifications also.
You should have received your automatic renewal receipts for Homestead Exemption (white) and
Agricultural Classifications (green), if you still qualify beep your receipt do NOT return it to our office.

TO FILE FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION YOU WILL HAVE TO FURNISH THE FOLLOWINGs
* Florida Drivers License
* Florida Vehicle Registration
* Hendry County Voter Registration OR Recorded Declaration of Domicile
* Social Security Number
S Permanent Resident Card (if not a US citizen)
Mobile Home Registration or Title in order to purchase the permanent "RP" sticker, if filling on a
mobile home.
For those disabled persons that are unable to come to the Courthouse, please call and arrangements will
be made for you to file an application for Homestead Expemption or any other exemption.

PHILLIP L. PELLETIER
HENDRY COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
P. 0. Box 1840, LaBelle, FL. 33975-18540
In LaBelle: 863-675-5270 In Clewiston: 863-983-3178
Fax: 863-675-5254







Glades schools participate in Heartland Regional Science Fair


Glades County Schools is excited this year
to join the Heartland Regional Science and
Engineering Fair. The Regional Fair is coor-
dinated through an interagency agreement
between the School Districts of DeSoto,
Hardee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee
counties in the state of Florida.
The purpose of this agreement is to
provide science students the opportunity
to advance from the local county level to
regional, state, and possibly international
competition. It is a series of fairs in which a
student may participate, each one progres-
sively more competitive.
The school and local fairs are coordinat-
ed by the individual school district. Projects
receiving a first or second place at the district
level qualify to continue on to the regional
fair to be held Feb. 17 at the Veterans Build-
ing located on the Seminole Tribe of Florida
Brighton Reservation.
Glades County had 42 first and second
place participants that are now eligible to
move on to the regional Science Fair.
Glades County held their District Science
Fair on January 26, 2010 with 68 students
participating in the Junior Division (grades
6-8) and 18 participants in the Senior Divi-
sion (grades 9-12). The District Science Fair
awards were:
Senior Division
Biological Sciences
Third: McKenzie Green, Kourtney Jime-
nez.
Second: Hilda Davila, Joshua Osborne.
First: Carly Hessler, Warner Ward.

Physical Sciences
Third: Kevin Longwell, Xavion Scott, Ma-
ria Toledo.
Second: Jesse Elrod.
First: Dustin Chapman, Taylor Harris,
Matt Lanier, Dustin Thomas.


Junior Division
Behavioral and Social
Sciences, Environmental
Sciences, Medicine and Health,
Microbiology
Second: Elizabeth Johns
First: Thomas Barfield, Zachary Hudson,
Amy Perry.

Plant Sciences/Botany
Third: Anageli Acosta, Tamea Allen, Fa-
bian Beltran, Ashley Gregg, Tristan Mudge,
Jessi Quinn.
Second: Chloe Ahern, Chase Altman, Bri-
ana Banda, Brittney Drayton, Brittany Ham-
ric, Gil Jimenez, Chandler McCormick, Con-
ner Morris, Zach Muniz, Sophie Polhemus,
Skylar Pottorf, Caleb Rimes.
First: Cesar Aguilar, Jamie Ferguson, Eli
Germain, Caitlin Holt, Zach Phillips, Evalena
Sabella, Alexis Timms.

Physical Sciences, Chemistry,
Engineering, Physics and
Astronomy, Consumer Sciences
Third: Kathleen Barfield, Brianna Carner,
Kalgary Johns, Dalton Tevlin.
Second: Erica Arthus, Adrian Hernandez,
Lindsey Sampson.
First: Bronson Bass, Boyd Brown, Mi-
chael Elrod, Briana Kellogg, Keyana Nelson,
Kate Perry, Blake Ridgdill.

Special Awards recipients
received a gift certification for
recognition in the following
areas:
Best Food Science Project
Sr. Division: Warner Ward.
Jr. Division: Zach Phillips.


Creative Use of Photography
Sr. Division: Jesse Elrod.
Jr. Division: Skylar Pottorf.

Best Use of Scientific Method
Sr. Division: Joshua Osborne.
Jr. Division: Amy Perry.

Overall Showboard Appearance
Carly Hessler.

Best in Show Senior Division
Biological: Warner Ward.
Physical: Matt Lannier.


Best in Show Junior Division
Biological: Caitlin Holt.
Physical: Bronson Bass.
We would like to thank the sponsors who
made it possible to provide this enriching
activity for Glades County Students: Caloo-
sahatchee River Citizens Association, Glades
County Fish & Game Club, Glades County
Republican Party, Glades County Youth Live-
stock Show, Glades Electric Cooperative,
Gulf Citrus Growers Association, Helena
Chemical, Johnson-Prewitt & Associates,
Lykes Land Investments, Pemayetv Ema-
hakv Charter School, Pressley-Lundy Citrus,
Publix of Okeechobee, Seminole Tribe, SW
Florida Watershed Council, Suncoast For
Kids, U-Save of LaBelle and Moore Haven.


Submitted photo
Local students participated in the Heartland Regional Science Fair recently.
Fourty-two Glades County students will move on to participate in the regional
science fair held on Feb. 17 at the Veterans Building located on the Seminole
Tribe of Florida Brighton Reservation.


Moore Haven Elementary School


Kindergarten
S honor Roll
Collin Ahern, Rober Auler, Ivan Calde-
ron, Sierra Cardona, Nicholas Carr, Zachary
Cevallos, Ryan Cowan, Johnny Crawford III,
Valdermarr Davis, Audilia Gallo, Steven Jax
Garrigus, Sierra Hart, Triana Hawkins, April
Horn, William Hunter, Samantha Langdale,
Geraldo Lopez, Karla Lopez, Annalisa Marti-
nez, Alexia Meyers, Sean Osborne, Sa-
vannah Palmer, Jennifer Peeples-Korinke,
Rosmary Rubio, Jeremy Salarzar, Jerry
Secudino, Eli Strenth, Alberti Tapia, Tatiana
Thompson, William Unland, Austin Villa-
lobos, Anthony Whidden and Bryant Wil-
liams.

First-grade
A honor roll
Brooklyn Carner, Julio Escobar, Nykia
Franklin, Luis Gomez, Katelyn Hunter, Alexis
McCaig, Jorden Perez, Lizbeth Ruiz Lueva-
no, Jakhia Smith, Zorian Tullock, Alexander
Walker and Briann Woodham.
A/B honor roll
Katelynn Barnes, Andrew Blackwell,


Anta'Sha Braham, Madelyn Brewer, Justin
Connell, Dynia Cooper, Blake Hawkins, Jada
Jenkins, L Javia McPherson, Jalee Martinex,
Joseph Mellott, Daniela Navarethe, Luis
Osorio, Aracely Perez, Brice Prowant, Liz-
beth Rico, Tyler Unverferth and Soraya Vil-
lafuerte.

Second-grade
A honor roll
Madison Corwin, Chris Eaton, John
Eaton, Rieonna McCaig, Nathanel Rife and
A'Trelle Thomas,
A/B honor roll
Mary Brewer, Colton Brown, Stevontae
Brown, Taylor Coy, Christopher Davidson,
Ja'Heim Davis, Ted Dearstyne, Madison
Deaton, Lillianna Dunivent, Karey Estes, Ma-
ria Galvan, Kerri Hines, Makkenzie Kellogg,
Susan Longwell, Ashley Lopez, Evan Na-
varro, Fatima Osorio, David Perry, Joe Perry,
Zedric Redd, Makayla Strenth, Sakaiya Sum-
mers, Destiny Town and Alex Williams.

Third-grade
A honor roll


Destiny Anderson, Alexis Auler, Alissia
Haynes, Austin Lee, Cheyenne Osborne,
Jacey Ridgdill and Maria Rodas.
A/B honor roll
Fatima Arroyo, Karina Cisneros, Yailyn
Cisneros, Monica Deune, Angel Galvez,
Stephanie Gamez, Lacy Green, Cassie Hart,
Brandi Hellback, Austyn Kellogg, Briana
Leavy, Autumn Lee, Sabra Mercer, Sidoro
Oliveros, Lowell Roberts, Matthey Smith,
Benjumin and Johnathon Wright.

Fourth-grade
A honor roll
Rosemary Aragus, Devyn Arnold, Brooks
Bass, Nellie Blanco, Gabriella Brown, John
Cox, Babi Galdamez, Nathan Harris, Patrick
Heflin, Bryan Light, Sidney Platt, Mariela Ru-
bio, Skye Schlneter, Alexis Stoppiellao and
Gesselle Velasquez.
A/B honor roll
Kira Beck, Carlos Cardona, Lisette Cruz,
Jaime DeLaCruz, Joshua Edwards, Legacy
Hart, Cristina Maria, Tonly Melton, David
Mercer, Dylan Newman, Courtney Ow-
ens, Gaven Rednour, Luis Salgado, Mallory
Thomas, Amanda Walker and Payton Wood-


ward.

Fifth-grade
A honor roll
Shane Arnold and Jesse Espinosa.
A/B honor roll
Sean Cowen, Shane Cowen, Olivia Ev-
erett, Tori Light, Pablo Lopez, Justine Os-
borne, Destiny Smith, Alexis Troia, Glendy
Velasquez and Katherine West.

Sixth-grade
A honor roll
Chloe' Ahern, Brittney Drayton, Alina Flo-
rez, Jessica Hendrix, Jacob Jeflin, Monica
Leavy, Cesar Salgado, Tevon and Megan
Whitehead.
A/B honor roll
Gary Beck, Brianna Carner, Victoria
Cisneros, Tonoria Cunningham, Nicholas
Dduncanson, Savannah Devine, Jose Gar-
cia, Vekeria Hallback, Preston Haynes, Shyla
Hough, Titus Johnson, Kala McIntosh, Chey-
enne Naile, Kate Perry, Kelly Rico, Cheyene
Seiler, Dalton Tevlin, Briyelle Themia, Me-
lissa Velaxquez and Taysia Wilcox.


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INI/Nena Bolan

MHES award
Jim Brickel, Moore Haven Elementary School principal, left, accepts a 2009
Florida School Recognition Award presented by Wayne Aldrich, superinten-
dent, Jan. 14.


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Jean Prowant, Moore Haven High School principal, left, accepts the 2009
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3/2 Ridgeview $285K models to choose from. $165K
2/1 WPasadena $115K $133,344 to $149,458 3/2 DWMH on lake
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10 Montura lots $9.9K
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Moore Haven 5 lots $75K
Moore Haven 2 lots
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316 W Arcade 3/2
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*3/2 Home 432 W. Crescent Dr. $69K
*3/2 Home 316 Avenida Del Rio $89K
*1.8 acre Indian Hills. war MNcl $179.9K
*Reducedl Melissa Rd. on lake $84.9K
'6650 Surrency Rd 5ac Mini Ranch $379.9K
*3/2 House 628 E. Ventura $84,000
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*Executive Home Clewiston $300K
'503 Bowden Rd $69,000
*400 Circle Bank Forclosure
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*Roland Martin's Marina Condo $125K
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*Bass n Sun Pool 1st floor $99K
*Bass n Sun Remodeled 1st floor S1 15K
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*Yacht Club canal lot 2 River $25K
*811 Renn Dr MHYC $99K
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:Flaghole MH '02 w/ shed & pond $99K
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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-000472
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE P. VELASQUEZ SR A/K/A
JOSE P VELASQUEZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated Jan. 19, 2010 and
entered in Case No. 26-2009-
CA-000472 of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for HENDRY County, Florida wherein
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the
Plaintiff and JOSE P VELASQUEZ SR
A/K/A JOSE P VELASQUEZ; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE P VELAS-
QUEZ SR A/K/A JOSE P VELASQUEZ
N/K/A LUPE RODRIGUEZ; 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 17th day of
February, 2010, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
final Judgment:
TRACT 373, THE SOUTHWEST 1'
OF THE SOUTHWEST /4 OF THE
NORTHWEST /4 OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWN-
SHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31
EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
A/K/A 2001 PIONEER 20TH
STREET, CLEWISTON, FL 33440
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 Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on January 25, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09045077
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act** In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities act, persons needing
a 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)135-2299; 1-800-955-
8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770
(v), via Florida Relay Service,
not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
344969 CN 02/04,11/10






NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOW-
ING & RECOVERY gves Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 02/19/2010, 10:00 am at 74
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.8 of
the Horda Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
1996 Ford
1FMDU32X8TUA98267
1998 Dodge
2B4FP2535WR733774
1995 Mitsubishi
4A3AK44Y3SE152556
345239 CN 2/4/10


IN THE CIRCUITOF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000211
Amencan General Home Equity, Inc.,
Plaintiff,
Thomas K. Kohler and Tina R. Koh-
ler, Husband and Wife; Wooley
Sheds, Inc.; State of Florida Depart-
ment of Revenue; Lois Lashway; Un
known Parties in Possession #1;
Unknown Parties in Possession #2;
If living, and all Unknown Parties
claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defen-
dant(s) who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees,
or Other Claimants
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated 1/14/2010,
entered in Civil Case No. 2009-
CA-000211 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Glades County, Flonda wherein
Amencan General Home equity, Inc.
Plaintiff and Thomas K. Kohler and
Tina R. Kohler, Husband and Wife
are defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash AT
THE FRONT DOOR OF THE GLAbES
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MOOREHA-
VEN FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on
2/18/10 the following described
property as set forth in said Rnal
judgment, to-wit:

THE SOUTH 190 FEET OF LOT
33, OF GLADES LITTLE
RANCHES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 22,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
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.
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 GLADES COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 500 AVENUE J, P.O. BOX
10, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471
WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR
RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE:
IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771E IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770.
DATED at MOORE HAVEN, Flonda,
this 15th day of January, 2010.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Glades County, Flonda
BY: /s/ Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa Flonda 33618
09-143544
344177 CN 1/28;2/4/10






NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Florida Governmental Utility
Authority C'FGUA") announces a
public meeting to which all inter-
ested persons are invited. The
FGUA is a legal entity and public
body created pursuant to the pro-
visions of Secbtion 163.01, Florida
Statutes, and an Interlocal Agree-
ment among Citrus County, Flori-
da, DeSofo County, Florida,
Hendry County, Florida, Lee
County, Florida, Pasco County,
Florida, and Polk County, Florida.
The regular meeting will be
held at 1:00 p.m. on February
18, 2010 at the Golden Gate
Community Center, Room
A/B, 4701 Golden Gate Park-
way, Naples, Florida. The FGUA
Board will address general operat-
ing issues of the FGUA. If a per-
son decides to appeal any decision
made by the FGUA with respect to
any matter considered at the
hearing, such person will need a
record of the proceedings and
may need to ensure that a verba-
bm record is made, including the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be made.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing special accommodabtions
or an interpreter to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Clerk to the FGUA Board at
(877) 552-3482, at least three
business days prior to the date of
the meeting. If you have any
questions, please contact the
Clerk to the FGUA Board at
(877) 552-FGUA.
345288 CN 2/4/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-0039
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KERRY R. O'SHAUGHNESSEY, et
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated Dec. 16, 2009 and
entered in Case No. 26-2008-
CA-0039 of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for GLADES County, Florida wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., is the
Plaintiff and KERRY R. O'SHAUGH-
NESSEY; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM,
on the 25th day of February, 2010,
the following described property as
set forth in said final Judgment:
LOT 10, COUNTRY MEADOWS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 3 AND 4, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
MOBILE HOME LOCATED THERE-
ON, SERIAL NUMBER
FLA14612520A & FLA
14612520B
A/K/A 10 SEMINOLE AVENUE,
LABELLE, 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 Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
ofthis Courton January 15, 2010.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08005635
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act** In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities act, persons needing
a 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-
8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770
(v), via Florida Relay Service,
not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
344223 CN 01/28;02/04/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 22 2009 CA 000043
MIDFIRST BANK
Plaintiff
vs.
JOSEPH C. COPP AND MARY E. COPP
AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursu-
ant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure
for Plaintiff entered in this cause on
December 16, 2009, in the Circuit
Court ofGlades County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Glades
County, Florida described as:
LOT 8, BLOCK A, LAKEVIEW ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 100 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1987,
MAKE: MERIT, MODEL: COUN-
TRY MANOR, WIDTH: LENGTH:
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION:
CF24422295A AND
CD24422295B
and commonly known as 8 CHOBEE
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349742;
includingthe building, appurtenanc-
es, and fixtures located therein, at
public sale, to the highest and best
idder, for cash. Sales held on the
front steps of the Glade County
Courthouse, on February 18, 2010 at
11:00 AM.
Any persons claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 15th day of January,
2010.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Sharon Robertson
By: Jennifer Bevis
344178 GCD 1/28;2/4/10DeputyClerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 09CP41
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DANNY MONROE BACKES,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
DANNY MONROE BACKES, deceased,
whose date of death was June 13,
2009 and social security number is
265-17-9192, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Glades County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is RO. Box 10, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471. 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
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 the 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 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 PUBLICAITON
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 January 28th, 2010.
DOREEN BACKES
Personal Representative
1497 Muse Road
LaBelle, Florida 33935
STEVEN J. POLHEMUS, ESQ.
Attorney for Personal Representatve
Post Office Drawer 2188
LaBelle, Florida 33975
Telephone 863-676-0087
By: Steven J. Polhemus, Esquire
Florida Bar Number 182567
344398 CN 1/28;2/4/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
CASE NO. 09-CA-190
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC,
Plaintiff,
VS.
ANTONIO DIAZ, et.al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RIVER VIEW VILLAGE UNIT ONE
HUNDRED TWO PROPERTY OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.
A Florida corporation
Last known addressess: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following described property:
LOT 2, BLOCK 50, UNIT 102, PORT
LABELLE, A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 66-87, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A mobile home with the VIN num-
ber VIN N/A sits on the property.
a/k/a 1387 RUGBY CIR.
LABELLE, FL 33935
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on
Nwabufo Umunna, Attorney for Plain-
tiff, whose address is 2901 Stirling
Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale,
Florida 33312 within 30 days after
the first publication of this notice and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
WITHESS my hand and the seal of
this Court this 3rd day of December,
2009.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of the Court
By: /S/ Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a reasonable accommodaton to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should, no
later than seven (7) days prior, con-
tact the Clerk of the Court's disability
coordinator at 8639462140, PO BOX
1018, MOORE HAVEN FL, 33471. If
hearing impaired, contact (TDD)
8009558771 via Florida Relay Sys-
tem. File #71767
This is an attempt to collect a
debt. Any information obtained
will be used for that purpose.
344961 CN 2/4,11/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORDA
CASE NO. 10-CP-1
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANK HENDERSHOT,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
FRANK HENDERSHOT, deceased,
whose date of death was August 13,
2009, and whose social security
number is 157-30-8953, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Glades
County, Flonda, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office
Box 10, Moore Haven, Flonda 33471.
The names and address of the per-
sonal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE 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 creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTH AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is January 28, 2010.
Personal Representative:
ELAINE HENDERSHOT
1094 Harper Lane NE
Moore Haven, Florida 34971
Attorney for Personal Representative:
COLIN M. CAMERON
200 N.E. 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-8600
Fla. Bar No. 270441
344763 GCD 1/28;2/4/10




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 08000148CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN CHRISTINE PICKLES,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
HELEN CHRISTINE PICKLES, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
MARCH 29, 2008 and social security
number is 264-40-3504, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle,
Florida 33975. 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
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 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
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is January 28, 2010.
JOYCE M.McLEOD
Personal Representative
1170 Park Drive
LaBelle, Florida 33935
STEVEN 1. POLHEMUS, ESQ.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Post Office Drawer 2188
LaBelle, Florida 33975
Telephone 863-675-0087
By: Steven J. Polhemus, Esquire
Florida Bar Number 182567
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It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000469
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID A. KARAM, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2009-CA-000469 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Florida wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, NA, is the Plaintff and DAVID
A. KARAM; ANGELA S. KARAM;
WELLS FARGO BANK N.A, 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 17th day of
Feb., 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 12, BLOCK 2288, OF PORT LA-
BELLE, UNIT 8, SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 131, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 9024 MAYWOOD CIRCLE
UNIT 8, PORT LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Jan. 27, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09046591
**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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February 4, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 15


NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING
OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County
Nater Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday,
february 17, 2010 at 7pm at the CCWCD Conference Room, 475 S. Cab-
)age Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates. The purpose of this meeting is to dis-
:uss and take action on the ATV's use in the reservoir. And any other
business that may come before the Board.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS
ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE
DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5)
DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
345282 CN 2/4/10


INVITION TO BID
Right Construction Group is requesting bids and proposals from subcon-
:ractors and suppliers for the construction of the Glades County Health Clin-
c. This project will be LEED Certified and includes site work, ICF exterior
Nalls, standing seam roof, interior construction for all trades including MEP's
and medical equipment installations. The project is located adjacent to the
Shades County Jail in Moore Haven, Florida.
Base bids and proposals must be based upon plans and specifications. Al-
ernates and value engineering suggestions will be considered but must be
earlyy identified. PDF plans on a CD can be obtained at the offices of
Right Constructon Group located at 5811 Youngquist Road, Fort Myers, FL
33912, viewed at our on-line plan room at www.wrightg.com, and at other
locations by calling (239) 481-5000. Bids and proposals must be submitted
on or before February 05, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. to the Wright Construction
3roup office or by fax at (239) 481-2448. Bids received after 2:00 pm will
be considered non-responsive.
344736 GCD 1/28;2/4/10


HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold a workshop on February 9, 2010, beginning at 4:00 p.m.,
at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Ave-
lue, Clewiston, Florida to discuss County office space in the Clewiston area
and related issues.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
nay need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
Nhich record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
D be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
345123 CB/CN 2/4/10


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
3olles Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Stat-
Jtes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Land-
owners of Bolles Drainage District for the year 2009, will be held at United
States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston,
Florida, on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 10:30 AM, for the purpose of:
1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto
as the landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the
meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
3Y Jason Langdale, President
345292 CN 2/4/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I, LLC holder of the following
:ertifcate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
lame in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1178 2007 1-15-44-32-AOO-0001-0000 Gary Scott Miller/
Pilar Home Developers Inc.
The Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast
one-quarter of Section 15, township 44 south, Range 32 East, Hendry
County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road over the North
30 feet thereof Also known as Tracts 3317 thru 3320 and Tracts 3345 thru
3347 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
-ESS AND EXCEPT the East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the
Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-
quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County,
=londa. Also known as Tract 3348 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
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.
Jnless 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
L.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
:he 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
343581 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notbce is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Ritta Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes
1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners
of Ritta Drainage District for the year 2009, will be held at United States
Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida
on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 11:00 PM, for the purpose of
1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect there to
as the landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the
meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY: Steve Stiles, President
345291 CN 2/4/10


NOTICE OFANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notbce is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Disston Island Conservancy District, and in accordance with Chapter 298,
Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of
the Landowners of Disston Island Conservancy District for the year 2009,
will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office,
North US 27, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 10:00
A.M., for the purpose of:
1. Electng one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as
the landowners may determine.
3. Transacing such other business as may properly come before the
meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
BY: Sam Williams, Chairman
February 4, 2010
345290 CN 2/4/10


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (SFWMD)
NOTICE OF INTENDED AGENCY ACTION
The following Petition for Formal Wetland Determinaton will be considered
for approval:
Application 091208-13 (Permit 26-00002-F) Hilliard Brothers of Florida (Hilli-
ard Flaghole Property) 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. The sub-
ject property is located on the east side of Flaghole Road south of US 27 in
the City of Clewiston, Hendry County. The 6,109 acre parcel is located di-
rectly south of the Airglades Airport. There are sixty-four wetlands totaling
331.9 acres scattered throughout the property in small pockets within the
agricultural production areas as well through a larger slough system running
southeast to northwest through the center of the property.
Any person whose substantial interests will be affected by the District's pro-
posed action on the Petition may request an administrative hearing on the
proposed action pursuant to Section 40E-1.511, FAC, ., ,r',, r
Environmental Resource Regulation, SFWMD, PO E .,- 1,, : r Palm
Beach, FL 33416-4680. If no request for an administrative hearing is filed
within 21 days from the date of publication, the Execubve Director will then
take final action on the Petition for the Formal Wetland Determination.
344647 CN 2/4/10


IMPORTANT NOTICE
GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Affirmative Action organization and
will continue to meet its non-discriminaton and affirmative action obliga-
tions by insisting that all contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and others
who do business with the Cooperatve also adhere to strict non-discrimina-
tory and affirmative acton practices.
Additionally, Glades Electric Cooperative will continue to insist on full com-
pliance of its Affirmatve Action Plan in its hiring, promotion and other em-
ployment practices. The Cooperatve invites and encourages all minority
individuals and groups to participate in all its membership activities, to be
active in the vending of materials and supplies, and to enter bids on con-
tracts for services needed by the Cooperative.
Any minority individual or minority group interested in participation in any
of these activities and needing more information about equal opportunities
at the Cooperative, may contact L. T. Todd, General Manager and Affirma-
tive Action Compliance Officer, Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc., by writing
to him at Glades Electric Cooperative, R 0. Box 519, Moore Haven, FL
33471; or by calling him at (863) 946-0061.
344982 CGS/CB 2/4/10


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notbce is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Pahokee Water Control District, the annual meeting of the landowners of
Pahokee Water Control District for the year 2010, will be held at the office
of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach
County, Florida, on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at 9:00 o'clock in the
forenoon for the purpose of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as
the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacing such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
By: /s/ Kenneth McDuffie
President
344852 SUN 2/4/10


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the Distnct One Office until 2:00 RM. on Thursday,
February 18, 2010, for the following Proposals:
E1H86- A Certification of Qualificaton is not required for base work, drain-
age improvements, curb and gutter, signing and pavement marking, box
culvert replacement and sidewalks on State Road 600 in Polk County. Bud-
get Estimate: $150,343.00
ElI01- A Certification of Qualificaton is not required for Mowing, Litter Re-
moval and Edging and Sweeping of Water Ponds and Primary Roadways in
Charlotte County. Budget Estimate: $416,236.00
E1I02- A Certficaton of Qualification is not required for Roadside Mowing,
Litter Removal and Under Deck Herbicide Application in Desoto County.
Budget Estimate: $312,968.00
E1I03- A Certficaton of Qualification is not required for Roadside Mowing,
Litter Removal and Under Deck Herbicide Application in Hardee County.
Budget Estimate: $221,550.00
E1I04- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Highway Lighting
Maintenance on the Pnmary Roadway System in Manatee & Sarasota
Counties. Budget Eshmate: $40,000.00
ElI05- A Certificaton of Qualification is not required for Herbicide, Stnp
Application in Manatee & Sarasota Countes. Budget Estimate: $125,060.00
Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
our website at http //www dot state fl us/contractsadministrationdistnctl/


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344280 CB/CN 1/28;2/4/10


STATEMENT OF
NON-DISCRIMINATION
Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. is the recipient of Federal financial assis-
tance from the Rural Utility Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI and Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment
Act of 1975, as amended; Executive Order 11246, the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitabon Act
of 1973, as amended; and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department
of Agriculture which provide that no person in the United States on the ba-
sis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, disability or handicap
shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the
benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any of this or-
ganization's programs or activities.
The person responsible for coordinating this organization's non-discrimi-
nation compliance efforts is L. T Todd, General Manager and CEO of Glades
Electric Cooperative. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who
feels that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain
further information about the statutes and regulations listed above from
and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250; or the Administrator,
Rural Utility Services, Washington, D.C. 20250. Complaints must be filed
within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be
maintained to the extent possible.
344986 CB/CGS 2/4/10


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meet-
ings and Annual Landowners' Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Dis-
ston Island Conservancy District for the calendar year 2010. All regular
meetings are scheduled for 2nd Tuesday of each month (unless meeting
date conflicts with holiday) at 11:00AM. The Purpose of the meetings is to
transact any and all business that may come before the Board.
MEETING DATES
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010
TUESDAY, FEB 9 2010 -10:00 am
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS' MEETING
Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010
Tuesday, Sept 14, 2010
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
By: Sam Williams, Chairman
Disston Island Conservancy District
345293 CN 2/4/10


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
999 2007 1-13-44-32-AOO-0051-0000 Victor L. Robinson
The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-
quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Sec-
tion 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. subject
to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof Also known
as Lot 5594, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision.
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 THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
the 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
343582 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meet
wings and Annual Landowners' Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Bolle
Drainage District for the calendar year 2010. All regular meetings are sched-
uled for 2nd Tuesday of each month (unless meeting date conflicts with
holiday) at 11:30AM. The Purpose of the meetings is to transact any and al
business that may come before the Board.
MEETING DATES
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010
TUESDAY, FEB 9 2010 -11:00 am
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS'MEETING
Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010
Tuesday, Sept 14, 2010
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
By: Ruben Rifa, Chairman
Bolles Drainage District
345294 CN 2/4/10


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
506 2007 1-17-43-29-110-OOOB-0090 MIRTHALA PALACIOS
Lot 9, Block B, SUNSHINE ACRES, UNIT 1, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 4, page 67, Public Records of 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 THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
the 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Couri
Hendry County, Florid
343584 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN'
You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. YOL
are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Flori-
da, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to
receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility
and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in
a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be re-
moved from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or
863-983-1592
El Aviso se da nor Este Medio"
Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en question
Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condadc
de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncic
publicado para recibir la information al respect de su nelegibilidad poten
cial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responded, puede dar lugai
a una determination dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sere
quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telephone
863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592
Veronica A. Olvera Steven White
475 Pine Ave. 412 Fraser Ave.
LaBelle, FL 33935 LaBelle, FL 33935
Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 174
LaBelle, FL 33975
Hendry County, Florida
F.S. 98.075
345298 CB/CN 2/4/10


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meet
ings and Annual Landowners' Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of RittE
Drainage District for the calendar year 2010. All regular meetings are sched-
uled for 2nd Tuesday of each month (unless meeting date conflicts with
holiday) at 11:45AM. The Purpose of the meetings is to transact any and al
business that may come before the Board.
MEETING DATES
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010
TUESDAY, FEB 9 2010 12:00 pm
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS'MEETING
Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010
Tuesday, Sept 14, 2010
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
By: Steve Stiles, Chairman
Ritta Drainage District
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
10TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I, LLC holder of the following
:ertifcate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
lame in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1251 2007 1-22-44-32-010-0001-0120 Pilar Home Developers Inc
-ot 12, Block 1, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, accord-
ng to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37, Public Records of
-endry 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.
Jnless 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
.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
:he 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
343580 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10


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:
:ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
939 2007 1-36-43-31-010-OOON-0140 Margaret J. Smeed
The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest
ne-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 43
South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Block
N, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision.
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.
Jnless 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
L.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
:he 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
343602 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10


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
lame in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1168 2007 1-14-44-32-AOO-0270-0100 Gary Scott Miller/
Pilar Home Developers Inc.
The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-
quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Sec-
ion 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also
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.
Jnless 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
h.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
:he 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
343601 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10


NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT

You are hereby notified that the Regular Meeting of the Board
of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will
by held on Wednesday February 24, 2010 at 7 pm at the Central
County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St.
Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this
meeting is to transact any and all business which may come be-
fore the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the
Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at
the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may
need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based.
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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
1070 2007 1-13-44-32-AOO-0257-0000 Gloria M. Martinez-Mendez
The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quar-
ter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section
13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known
as Tract 5435 Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.
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 THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
the 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
343572 CN 1/21,28;2/4,11/10


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
GRANTING AN AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at 5:05
p.m., Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hick-
poochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance granting an ad
valorem tax exemption to Southeast Renewable Fuels, LLC, entitled as fol-
lows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GRANTING AN EXEMPTION FROM
CERTAIN AD VALOREM TAXAfION TO ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DE-
VELOPMENT IN THE COUNTY FOR SOUTHEAST RENEWABLE FUELS,
LLC A NEW BUSINESS; PROVIDING FOR A FINDING THAT RE-
QUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET; PROVIDING FOR THE ESTIMATED
REVENUE LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE EXEMPTION GRANTED TO
SOUTHEAST RENEWABLE FUELS, LLC ; GRANTING AN EXEMPTION
FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION TO SOUTHEAST RENEWABLE
FUELS, LLC; PROVIDING FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME FOR WHICH
THE EXEMPTION WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT AND THE EXPIRATION
DATE OF THE EXEMPTION; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; PRO-
VIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the pro-
posed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect 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 verbatm record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspecton on weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the County
Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
345124 CB/CN 2/4/10

CITY OF CLEWISTON
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will con-
duct two PUBLIC HEARINGS on February 15, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. or as
soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115
West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to
consider the adoption of the Ordinance 2010-01 regarding City Code En-
forcement regulations and Ordinance 2010-02 regarding expanding CRA
Boundaries in the City of Clewiston:
ORDINANCE NO. 2010-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CHAP-
TER 26 'CODE ENFORCEMENT" OF THE CLEWISTON CITY CODE;
PROVIDING FOR ENACTMENT OF A NEW CHAPTER 26 ENTITLED
'CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD" OF THE CLEWISTON CITY CODE;
PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR INTENT; PRO-
VIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; PROVIDING FOR OFFICERS DES-
IGNATED; PROVIDING FOR ORGANIZATION; PROVIDING FOR
ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE; PROVIDING FOR CONTENTS OF
NOTICE OF VIOLATION; PROVIDING FOR DISTRIBUTION OF
COPIES OF NOTICE OF VIOLATION; PROVIDING FOR REFUSAL
TO ACCEPT NOTICE OF VIOLATION; PROVIDING FOR CONDUCT
OF HEARING; PROVIDING FOR POWERS; PROVIDING FOR DU-
RATION OF LIEN; PROVIDING FOR ADMINISTRATIVE FINES,
COSTS OF REPAIR, LIENS; PROVIDING FOR APPEALS; PROVID-
ING FOR NOTICES; PROVIDING FOR LIEN RESEARCH FEE; PRO-
VIDING FOR REQUEST FOR LIEN REDUCTION; PROVIDING FOR
COSTS; PROVIDING FOR DEPOSIT DISTRIBUTION OF PRO-
CEEDS; PROVIDING FOR PROVISIONS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
CODE BOARDS ACT SUPPLEMENTAL; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2010-02
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA EXPANDING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE EXISTING
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA AND AMENDING THE COM-
MUNITY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY
AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinances is available in the City Clerk's Office, City
Hall, 15 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any
interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be
heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to ap-
peal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meet-
ing for public hearings, such person may need to insure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Clewiston City Hall is a
handicapped accessible facility.
Any questions pertaining to this document should be directed to the Clewis-
ton City Manager, either by phone (863) 983-1484, by fax (863) 983-7222
or U.S. Mail (115 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440).
Marilyn McCorvey
City Clerk
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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
1277 2007 1-22-44-32-010-0015-0150 Maria Isabel I. Ramirez/
Maria A. Garcia/
H.E. Hill Montura Land & Cattle
Lot 15, Block 15 of Montura Ranch Estates First Subdivision, according to
the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37,38,39, Public Records of
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 THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
the 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
343600 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10



REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
HENDRY COUNTY
JAIL INMATE MEDICAL SERVICES
RFP No. 2010-09
Opening Date and Time: February 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals for
medical services to inmates in custody at the Hendry County Jail, LaBelle,
Florida. Such services shall be provided at the jail or at the contractor's
premises. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of
County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hend-
ry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida
by February 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., at which bme all responses to this re-
quest will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the
Henry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee Street, La-
Belle, Florida(for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mail-
ing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
344751 CB/CN 1/28;2/4/10

HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R. Scott Cooper DATE: 2/23/10
SUBJECT AREA: 256 Limited Use of Social Security Numbers and Other
Identity Information
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the
policy for use of social security numbers and other identity information.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1012.23
and 119.071 F.S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43,
1012.23 and 119.071 F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained,
without cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for use of
social security numbers and other identity information.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will
create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except
for the costs of printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board
Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on February 23, 2010.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with informa-
tion regarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a
proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within
21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agen-
cy Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to
be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule
is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the
Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of
this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public
hearing would be affected by the proposed ru e. The School Board, upon
appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public
records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by
request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judi-
cially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making
proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into
the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
cess, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of
the proposed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of
Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), ES.
344988 CN 2/4,11,18; CB 2/18/10


South Florida Water Management District
Notice of Agency Action
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD or District) give
notice of its Agency Action for Water Use Permit 50-00173-W.
The continuation of an existing use of surface water from the SFWMD Ca-
nal (L-12) for agricultural irrigaton use serving 9060 acres with an annua
allocation of 6131.52 million gallons (a maximum monthly allocation oi
904.6484 million gallons) pursuant to application 090211-12, for a project
known as Boy Farm for the purpose of agricultural irrigation of 9060 acre
of sugar cane using a flood/seepage irrigation system. The permit is sub-
ject to 18 Limitng Conditions. The Project is located in Palm Beach County
in Sections 25, 36 Township 42 South Range 38 East; Sections 6-8, 16-20
29-32 Township 42 South, Range 39 East; Section 1 Township 43 South
Range 38 East; and Sections 5-7 Township 43 South, Range 39 East located
between the SFWMD Canal L-8 and State Highway 700. The use is rea-
sonable-beneficial, will not interfere with any presently existing legal use oi
water and is consistent with the public interest. The permit was issued Sep
member 21, 2009 to US Sugar Corporation, 111 Ponce De Leon Ave, Clewis-
ton FL 33440.
The above Permit and Staff Report, including limiting conditions to pro
vide reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statutes anc
rules can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Veguilla, Deputy Clerk, during
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, ex
cept legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or
by telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension 6739.
The District's agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become
final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sec-
bons 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for fil-
ing a petition. The procedures for petitoning for a hearing are set forth
below, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District=s per
emitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) un
der Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition music
contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the
Office of the Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.104 Fla. Admin. Code
any documents received after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the
next regular business day. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. A copy o
the Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the persons name
above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the 21 days
of publication of notice, or other receipt of the written notice, whichever
first occurs first, constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an ad
ministrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Sections 120.569 anc
120.57, Fla. Stat. as provided by Subsection 28-106.11(4) Fla. Admin. Code
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the ad
dress indicated above at the time of filing.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the District's action is
based must contain the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2), Fla. Ad
mln. Code, including:
(1) Identificaton of the action being contested, including the permit
number, application number, District file number or any other SFWME
identification number, if known.
(2) The name, address and telephone number of the pebtioner and pet
tioner's representative, if any.
(3)An explanation of how the petitoner's substantial interests will be af
ected by the agency determination.
(4)A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the
SFWMD's decision.
(5)A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none
the petition must so indicate.
(6)A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific
facts the petitoner contends warrant reversal or modification of the
SFWMD's proposed action.
(7) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification of the SFWMD's proposed acton.
(8) If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also in-
clude an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules
or statutes.
(9) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the
action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the
SFWMD's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the District's
acton is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code. Because the administrative hearing process
is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means
that the District's final action may be different from the position taken by ii
in this notice.
The procedures for pursing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573 Fla
Stats, and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405 Fla. Admin. Code. The
SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section
120.573. Fla. Stat. at this time.
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Operation of City Concession Stands
The City of Clewiston Recreaton Department will accept proposals for the
operation of Sugarland Sports Complex (SSC) Concession Stand(s) from
March 2010 June 2010. Proposals may be mailed or delivered in z
sealed envelope cleared marked, 'Concession Stand Bid" to the City Clerk
City of Clewiston, 115 W. Ventura Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440 until 3:00 p.m
on February 25, 2010, at which time proposals will be opened and read
aloud. Individuals and/or companies wishing to bid should hold a current
State License in Food Management and Food Handling,
The City of Clewiston Recreation Department is interested in a single fee
plus a % of sales to be paid for the right to be the sole vendor of each
and/or all of the concession stands located at SSC.
The selected vendor will be responsible for staffing of the concession stand
product ordering and vendor payment, preparation and serving of fooc
items, health and sanitation codes and inspections, and all appropriate op
rating licenses.
The selected vendor will be expected to open approx. 30 minutes before
game bme and close at the end of the last scheduled game. The vendor
will be expected to facilitate e complete operation of the concession stance
on those nights of regularly scheduled league games and make-up game
as supplied to them by the Clewiston Recreation Department. The selected
vendor and its employees shall not be City of Clewiston employees.
The City of Clewiston reserves the right to reject any and all proposals in
whole or in part, with or without cause, or to accept the proposal that in it
judgment best serves the City of Clewiston.
** Please call Lance Ramer at (863) 983-1492 to schedule a time to review
the facility.
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South Florida Water Management District NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice of Agency Action
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD or District) gives Chapter 197.512 lorida Statutes
notice of its Agency Acton for Water Use Permit 26-00034-W pursuant to NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I, LLC holder of the following
application 090204-6, for the continuation of an existing use of groundwa- certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
tar from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and surface water from the industrial The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
canal, SFWMD Canal (L-East) and the SFWMD Miami Canal for agricultural name in which it was assessed are as follows:
irrigabon use serving 14620.05 acres of sugar cane using a crown flooding
(seepage irrigation system via 9 existing withdrawal facilities. The project is CERT NAME IN
known as US Sugar Corporation Hendry County Project with an annual al- NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
location of 2153.7 million gallons and a total maximum monthly allocation of 1059 2007 1-13-44-32-AOO-0232-0000 ELDIS M. VERDAZCO
2,789.3 million gallons. The permit is subject to 21 Limiting Conditions. The
Project is located in within Hendry County in S3-10, 23, 26 T44S/R34E; The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quar-
S1,12 T44S/R33E; S36 T43S/R33E; S31-34 T43S/R34E; S3,10,15,22 ter ofthe Northwest one-quarter ofthe Southeast one quarter ofSection
T46S/R34E; S22,27,34,35 T45S/R34E. 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to
The use is reasonable-beneficial, will not interfere with any presently ex- an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof, Also known as
listing legal use of water and is consistent with the public interest. The per- Tract No. 5533, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.
mit was issued January 25, 2010 to US Sugar Corporation at 111 Ponce De
Leon Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
The above Permit and Staff Report, including limiting conditions to provide Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statutes and rules
can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Veguilla, Deputy Clerk, during nor- All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except
legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or by Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension 6739. scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
The Districts agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sec- A.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
tions 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for fil- the 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
ing a petition. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
below, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District=s per- Barbara S. Butler
emitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) un- Clerk of Circuit Court
der Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must Hendry County, Florida
contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the 343603 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10
Office of the Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun Club Road,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.104 Fla. Admin. Code,
any documents received after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the
next regular business day. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. A copy of
the Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the persons named
above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the 21 days
of publication of notice, or other receipt of the written notice, whichever NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
first occurs first, constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an ad-
ministrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Sections 120.569 and Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
120.57, Fla. Stat. as provided by Subsecton 28-106.11(4) Fla. Admin. Code.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the ad- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I, LLC holder of the following
dress indicated above at the time of filing, certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Distnct=s acton is The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
based must contain the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2), Fla. Ad- name in which it was assessed are as follows:
mm. Code, including:
(1) Identificaton of the action being contested, including the permit CERT NAME IN
number, application number, District file number or any other SFWMD NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
identification number, if known. 1207 2007 1-15-44-32-A00-0147-0000 Carlos Mato
(2) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and pet-
tioner's representative, if any. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-
(3)An explanation of how the petitoner's substantial interests will be af- quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Sec-
fected by the agency determination. tion 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Sub-
(4) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the ject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof Also
SFWMD's decision. known as Lot No. 2540 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivi-
(5) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are sion.
none, the petition must so indicate.
(6) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the spe- Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
cific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
SFWMD's proposed action.
(7) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
require reversal or modification of the SFWMD's proposed acton.
(8) If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also in- Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
dude an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
or statutes. Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
(9) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the A.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the the 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
SFWMD's proposed action. Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the District's
acton is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise Barbara S. Butler
shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule Clerk of Circuit Court
28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code. Because the administrative hearing process Hendry County, Florida
is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means 343605 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10
that the District's final action may be different from the position taken by it
in this notice.
The procedures for pursing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573 Fla. ,
Stats, and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405 Fla. Admin. Code. The N o i
SFWMD is not proposing mediabtion for this agency action under Secbon
120.573. Fla. Stat. at this time.
345120 CN 2/4/10 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I, LLC holder of the following
R Ie | certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
Reading a neWSpaper provides The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
Reading a neer p ov ide name in which it was assessed are as follows:
the opportunity to get involved E NAME IN
the opportunity to get involved CNO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
824 2007 1-28-43-31-AOO-0048-0000 Nawshad Chowdhury
in your com m Unity. The Southwest one-quarter ofthe Southeast one-quarter ofthe Southwest
one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43
South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for
an access road of the East 30 feet thereof ALSO known as Lot 353, PIO-
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Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
readers are m ore popular! Subject to existing easementsand rightofwaysof 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 THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
the 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
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Religious columns

Communication is Key
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A lady went to a marriage counselor. She
stated, "I want to divorce my husband."
"Do you have any grounds for divorce?"
the counselor asked.
"Why, yes. We have almost an acre."
"You don't understand," said the coun-
selor. "What I want to know is if you and
your husband have a grudge."
"That we don't have," she said. "But we
do have a carport."
The counselor shook his head and said,
"I'm sorry, but I still don't see any reason
why you should divorce your husband."
"It's just that the man can't carry on an
intelligent conversation," she replied.
We laugh, but problems with communi-
cation are a part of life. Communication is a
tricky thing. Is what we think we are saying
really being understood by those we are try-
ing to communicate with? We can't assume
what we say will always be understood,
even if it seems obvious to us.
In the newspaper column, "Ask Heloise",
she once gave a household hint in which she
shared that one should put a cup of liquid in
the cavity of a turkey when roasting it. Be-
lieve it or not, someone wrote her that "the
turkey tasted great, but the plastic cup melt-
ed." Now she is very careful to say: "POUR a
cup of liquid in the cavity of a turkey."
Communication is key, and can make
all the difference. Vice Admiral James B.
Stockdale survived 2,714 days as a POW in
Vietnam. On one occasion, the North Viet-
namese handcuffed Stockdale's hands be-
hind his back, locked his legs in heavy irons,
and dragged him from his prison cell to sit in
an un-shaded courtyard so other prisoners
could see what happened to anybody who
refused to cooperate.
According to the Navy's official report,
Stockdale remained in that position for three
days. The guards would not let him sleep,
and Stockdale was beaten repeatedly. After
one beating, Stockdale heard the sound of
a towel snapping. He noticed that the noise
was not random.
History has shown that POWs and hos-
tages have been sustained by ingeniously
improvised lifelines of communication. In
Vietnam, a clever tap code, in which the
number of sequence of taps spelled out
letters of the alphabet, became the prison-

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ers' chief means of communication. What
James Stockdale heard sitting out in that
prison courtyard that day was a towel snap-
ping out in prison code the letters GBUJS. It
was a message he would never forget: "God
Bless You Jim Stockdale." He will tell you
that it was that simple act of communication
that kept him going.
Communication is key, and can make
all the difference. In a similar simple act of
communication to help us keep going in the
midst of what's happening to us, Christ is
tapping out an encouraging message. He's
saying "God bless you! You can make it!" To
those who have ears to hear, let this truth be
communicated!

Getting closer to Heaven: Is it
learning from others?
By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D. +
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
One of the great stories I heard was about
a man from Hawaii. He told how the people
there were proud of their pineapples and
how important pineapples were to them.
When he went to school, he said that they
always talked about pineapples. Math was
"Two plus two pineapples equal how many
pineapples?"
Geography was "The world is round but
not perfectly round; something more like
a pineapple." Ecology was about using the
leftovers to make energy; pineapple-power.
Nutrition was about the nourishment offered
in fruits and vegetables like the pineapple,
for instance.
Then he said "One day I made a trip to
the mainland and found out that the rest
of the world didn't run on pineapples!" It's
easy to get to thinking our way is the only
way. One of my colleagues just spent a year
ministering in Italy.
She has talked about it ever since: the
music, the customs and traditions that are
celebrated, the wonderful food, the ways
people greeted each other on the street. She
was impressed with a way of life that was dif-
ferent from the one she knew in New York;
perhaps with something to offer to others.
As I reflected on it, I thought "And they do it
all without pineapples!"
We do better at times. We know that the
world doesn't run on sugar; (although there
may be a day when it will be the basis of a



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practical fuel.) We know that have our ways
of doing things here at home, thank you, but
also must recognize that others have their
ways and they are as well-served, too.
Years ago, our Church purchased an old
church of another denomination. It was
a beautiful building, full of icons and with
very few places to sit. I became very curi-
ous about how people used to worship in
this building. The altar was square and joints
were sealed with wax.
I learned that the people believed that
icons were two-dimensional while statues
were three-dimensional; the command-
ment said "No graven images" and perhaps
statues were less respectful. I learned that
the altar was taken from measurements in
the Old Testament.
I had stumbled upon a way people had
worshipped that served them well and was
very well thought-out. Most of all, I found
that they had something to say and some-
thing to offer by their traditions and practic-
es. I was sorry in a way that they had ceased
to be a part of the "religious landscape" in
that community; something certainly was
lost.
When the Lord said "I have other sheep
that are not of this sheep pen; I must bring
them also. They too will listen to my voice
and there shall be one flock and one shep-
herd (John 10:16)."
When that day comes, we will listen seri-
ously to what others have to offer; overcome
the pride of thinking we are the best and
only ones who are "right", learn from one
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Annual Cane Grinding Festival benefits fire department


The 31st Annual Cane
Grinding Festival has music
and open pit BBQ

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

ORTONA -- On Feb. 6, the rural, Glades
County community of Ortona will celebrate
its 31st Annual Cane Grinding Festival at Lar-
ry Luckey's Ortona Indian Mound Park off
SR 78 west. The event is the main fund raiser
for the local volunteer fire department and
their festival booth can always boast about
the grand desserts prepared by local ladies.
Tickets can be purchased in advance in
Moore Haven at the Glades County court-
house in the county manger's office, or at
the economic development office in the old
Chamber of Commerce building on Tenth
Street. Tickets are also for sale in LaBelle at
Whisper Creek RV Park, or in Ortona from
the volunteer fire department.
Ortona was founded about 1924 by an
Italian immigrant who loved the sandy,
woodlands along the north side of the Ca-
loosahatchee River. He named it after his
birthplace in Italy. Early residents harvested
trees, raised hogs and cattle, created citrus
groves, caught fish and grew sugarcane for
the syrup. The Cane Grinding Festival is held
every February, and families of early settlers
show the grinding process on vintage equip-
ment. The cane syrup is bottled and sold to


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Sugarcane grinding is demonstrated every year at the Ortona Cane Grinding
Festival. The old fashioned method squeezes green juice out of the stalks and it
is cooked into a syrup and bottled. This year's event is Feb. 6.

spectators. own patch of sugar cane. It was a food
Small farm families used to grow their pantry staple of everyday life. The juice is


squeezed out of the green stalks. The mildly
sweet, fresh juice was not refined so it re-
tains many nutrients and can be made into
drinks and tonics. Sugarcane harvest usu-
ally occurs from October to April. The bulk
of the juice was boiled down into cane syr-
up and bottled. It has various kitchen uses
and can be topped on pancakes, biscuits or
cornbread.
There are three boating and fishing
neighborhoods in Ortona. River Oaks, Tur-
key Creek and Meadowlark RV Resort have
canals with access to the Caloosahatchee
River. The navigation lock is a popular snook
fishing destination. These neighborhoods
are on the north side of the river, and the
Corps of Engineers' Ortona Campground is
on the south side of the river. The River For-
est Yachting Center provides hurricane stor-
age and services for large vessels.
Admission includes a chicken or pork
dinner cooked on an open pit. The Blue-
grass Stagecoach Band and Country Rhythm
Cloggers are the scheduled entertainment.
Spectators can browse booths for arts and
crafts, non profit group information and
raffle drawings.
The Ortona Indian Mound Park can be
found along SR 78 west between Moore Ha-
ven and LaBelle just west of the cemetery.
Early Native American mound builders lived
in this area long ago, and remnants of their
middens or canoe landings can be seen at
the park.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
abolan@yahoo.com


INI/Nena Bolan

Boat ramp closed
The boat ramp at First Street near Fishermans Village in Moore Haven is closed due to a construction project on the
new marina.


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Officials
Continued From Page 1

hallway during an emergency situation.
The Moore Haven city manager, Frank
Thomas, reminded Rep. Grimsley that the
city is small and has limited funds.
The storm water projects are key to the
redevelopment of downtown Moore Haven.
He commented it would be helpful if she
could protect Moore Haven from unfunded
state mandates.
School officials informed Rep. Grimsley
that the class size amendment is a dilemma
for the school district because there are
not enough funds to implement the state
amendment. If they are unable to comply
with the amendment, the district will loose
funding. It is a serious situation for such a
small rural district.
Rep. Denise Grimsley received a resolu-


tion that was approved by Glades County
commissioners on the previous day during
a board meeting, Jan. 25.
Resolution No. 2010-03 supports the
Florida Legislature appropriation for $1 mil-
lion for an FDOT Study and Analysis leading
to a better decision on the practical siting of
the inland port known as South Florida In-
termodal Logistics Center (SFILC).
Glades County acknowledges the SFILC
will have an economic influence over all
counties within the region of South West
Florida, South Central Florida and South
East Florida.
SFILC will provide economic diversifica-
tion and job creation benefits for the entire
region, including Lake Okeechobee com-
munities such as Glades County.
"We are still working at it," said Denise
Grimsley.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
abolan@yahoo.com


INI/Nena Bolan
State Representative Denise Grimsley met with Glades County commissioners,
Glades County School Board and Moore Haven city council, Jan. 26.


Briefs cont. Fortune

Glades Youth Athletics hosts Continued From Page 1


signups
Glades Youth Athletics will be holding
sign-ups for tee-ball, baseball and softball
on Saturday, Feb. 6, 13 and 20 at the ball
fields on 10th Street, from 9 a.m. til 12 p.m.
We will not accept any sign-ups after Feb.
22, please sign your child up on one of these
days. The cost for registration is $35 per
child. For more information call Jerri Lynn
at 863-227-1201.

31st Annual Cane Grinding
Festival
The 31st Annual Cane Grinding Festival
will be on Saturday, Feb. 6 under the beauti-
ful oaks at the Larry Luckey Ortona Indian
Mound Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entrance
west of Ortona Cemetery on State Road 78.
Open pit barbecue, 1/2 chicken or pork,
baked potato slaw coffee or tea. Entertain-
ment provided will be bluegrass stagecoach
band, country rhythm loggers, arts and
crafts, cane grinding and syrup making.
Bring a chair, a friend and enjoy the day!
Tickets available at the Ortona Store, Glades
County Managers Office in the Courthouse,
in the City of Moore Haven, Whisper Creek
RV Park, EDC Office at the Old Chamber
building and the Ortona Volunteer Fire Fight-
ers. If you are interested in securing a $25
space for sale of arts and crafts, please write
or call Teresa Summeralls at 10364 W SR 78,
Moore Haven, Fl 33471 or 863-675-4001.

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she just looked like an average person on
the street without makeup. However, the
next time they saw her she looked very
glamorous.
Ms. Mathis explained family members or
guests were not allowed into the building on
taping day until 11 a.m., and they had to stay
in the audience section. Contestants were
not allowed to look at them, and the fam-
ily could not look at contestants either for
fear of being disqualified. Officials said that
it might appear like they could cheat. She
explained they all were so nervous it would
not be possible to figure out what anyone


was trying to tell them anyway. "My show airs Feb. 24. Tell all the folks to
Local TV viewers will not know the re- tune in and scream at me from their couch-
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