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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Glades County Democrat
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven, Fla.
Moore Haven Fla
Publication Date: February 11, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Glades County









Thursday, February 11, 2010


50 Plus tax


Glades at a

Glance


Arena renovations began in Nov.


Mixed Media Art Show
Local artists will exhibit and
sell artwork ranging from oil paint-
ings to photography at the Glades
County public library on Riverside
Drive in Moore Haven. Show date
is Feb. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. For information call 863-946-
0744.

Library guest speaker
On Friday, Feb. 12, the Glades
County public library will sponsor
a Food For Thought program at
noon. The subject is Clapp Family
Trip to Africa. Bring a sack lunch.
The library is located in Moore Ha-
ven on Riverside Drive.

Chalo Nitka Pageants
The Chalo Nitka Festival Pag-
See Briefs Page 20

Lake Level


13.52 feet
above sea level

Index

C lassifieds ....................................... 13
Public Forum ..................................... 2
O b its .................................................. 6
S c h o o ls ........................................... 10

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Aluminum bleachers
ready for livestock
show, rodeo and
festival

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES -- People are enter-
tained by livestock shows and
rodeos because they reflect
America's past. Today, the farm-
ing and ranching tradition is fos-
tered by families in Glades County
through agri-businesses, 4-H, FFA
and ranch rodeos.
When young people are in-
volved with raising livestock
they acquire knowledge about
finance, science, economy, and
work ethics. Of course they also
have a good time when they com-
pete and socialize during livestock
shows and ranch rodeos. This
is why the members of Glades
County Youth Livestock Show,
Inc. decided it was time to update
Bronson Arena and the livestock
grounds.
Mike Pressley and John Ahern,


local members, explained that ganize a practical plan for funding
Hurricane Wilma decimated the and project priorities.
north side of the grounds, and Mr. Pressley mentioned how


Aluminum bleachers at the north side of Bronson Arena will
seat approximately 1400 spectators. Renovations for the arena
and livestock grounds began Nov. 2009.


generally most structures showed
wear and tear. The damage hap-
pened in 2005, and it took a while
for livestock show members to or-


Florida's first elected Commission-
er of Agriculture, Doyle Conner,
helped support the farm industry
during the 1960's. Conner's work


for young people's programs was
the foundation for the livestock
grounds and county extension
building in Moore Haven.
The charter for the Glades
County Youth Livestock Show,
Inc. (GCYLS, Inc.) was begun in
1962, and many of the structures
were built near that time. Mr. Ah-
ern recalled that the old wooden
bleachers in Bronson Arena had
first been used at the football
field. Those bleachers were worn
out and it was necessary to re-
place them.
There are three phases of
renovation plans for the arena.
Phase One included permits,
old bleacher removal, concrete
and new aluminum bleachers
on the north side. Work began
in late November 2009 at an ap-
proximate cost of $137,000, and
was completed in mid-January
2010. Funding came from GCYLS,
Inc. and a First Bank loan. Phase
'Iwo covers south side bleachers,
bleacher covers, lighting, side-
walks, arena panels and permits.
Phase Three replaces bucking
shoots, holding pens and a men's

See Arena Page 20


Escaped suspects taken into custody


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES/CHARLOTTE -- The
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
reported that two juveniles had
escaped from Crossroads Wilder-
ness detention center in east Char-
lotte County on Feb. 1.
The juvenile detention center is
located on SR 74 near Punta Gor-
da. The suspects, Joe A. Hicks, 18,


of Immokalee; and Fred A. Gentle,
15, of Sarasota, were reported
missing early Monday, Feb. 1.
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon, advised
in a press release that the Glades
County Sheriff's Office received in-
formation about the two juveniles
who had escaped.
According to the press release,
the two escaped suspects were
seen about 3 p.m. in the Muse
area of west Glades County.
A search was conducted by


Glades County Sheriff's Office,
Hendry County Sheriff's Office,
Florida Wildlife Commission and
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.
Due to weather conditions the
suspects evaded law enforcement
officers.
On Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10:30
a.m., a concerned citizen reported
two juveniles walking north on
Kirby Thompson Road in west
Glades County.
The Glades County Sheriff's Of-


fice responded and asked for the
assistance of a canine unit from
Hendry County Sheriff's Office.
An aviation unit from Charlotte
County Sheriff's Office was also
deployed.
The suspects, Joe Hicks and
Fred Gentle, were located about
11:45 a.m. They were taken into
custody by GCSO without inci-
dent.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


Vol. 83 No. 26


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2 Glades County Democrat Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 11, 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 65. Calm
wind becoming north be-
tween 8 and 11 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly
cloudy, with a low around
36. Light north wind.

Extended Forecast:
Friday: A 50 percent
chance of rain. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 66.
Calm wind becoming north
between 5 and 8 mph.
Friday Night: A 50 per-
cent chance of rain. Mostly
cloudy, with a low around
44. North wind between 7
and 9 mph.
Saturday: A 10 percent
chance of showers. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 67.
North wind between 7 and 9
mph.
Saturday Night: Partly
cloudy, with a low around
41.


Sunday: A 10 percent -
chance of showers. Partly


cloudy, with a high near 69.
Sunday Night: A 20 per-
cent chance of showers. Part-
ly cloudy, with a low around
45.
Presidents' Day: A 20
percent chance of showers.
Partly cloudy, with a high
near 72.


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Letter to editor


To whom it may concern:
Hello from the Moore Haven Elementary
School Safety Patrol! Every year a group of
sixth-grade students are chosen to be on the
Safety Patrol. The membership is given to
students having all A's and B's and having no
discipline referral while they are in the fifth-
grade. Thiss year we have 15 Safety Patrol
members. They include: Chloe' Ahern, Ani
Drayton, Brittany Drayton, Victoria Cisne-
ros, Jacob Heflin, Monica Leavy, Kala Mcin-
tosh, Cheyenne Naile, Kate Perry, Ricardo
Pardo, Ceasar Salgado, Dalton Tevlin, TeVon
Thompson, Melissa Velasquez, and Megan
Whitehead.
Students on Safety Patrol perform daily
jobs at school. These jobs rotate every two
weeks and will include: raising and lowering
our flags, guiding students on the sidewalks,


helping in the office, media center, cafete-
ria, and school store. Throughout the year,
students and their parents are busy raising
money both individually and through group
efforts. This year our group activities include:
selling school t-shirts, seasonal raffles, San-
ta's shop, yard sales, etc.
At the end of the year, in April, all the
students who have worked hard, kept their
grades up (all As and B's) and have not had
any discipline problems, will participate in
the Safety Patrol's annual trip to Washing-
ton, D.C. We will spend 5 days touring many
of the wonderful sights in our nation's Capi-
tol. This will be a once in a lifetime trip for
most of our students. As you can imagine,
this trip costs a lot of money, over $1,300 per
student. That's over $19,000 for our Safety
Patrol members to raise. We would appre-


ciate any contribution you may be able to
assist us with this year. And remember, any
contribution you could give would not be
too small. Please, help us in sending these
deserving young men and women on a trip
of a lifetime.
If you would like to make a donation
please send your check, made payable to
Moore Haven Elementary School, to the
Safety Patrol c/o Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School, P.O. Box 160 Moore Haven, Fl
33471.
Thank you for your time and consider-
ation.
Sincerely,
Kell Ahern
Laura Perry
Safety Patrol Sponsors


Clubs and organizations


Muse Community Association
meetings
Muse Community Association monthly
meetings will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18!
Mark your calendars! The association meets
the third Thursday of every month. We en-
courage all residents to attend, bring a friend.
Come out and meet your fellow neighbors,
your input is appreciated. Refreshments will
be served. Meetings will begin promptly at
7 p.m. This meeting we will be electing of-
ficers and plan events for the coming year.

Mini Appleseed shooting
The Glades County will host a MINI Apple-
seed shooting event at the regular scheduled
event on Sunday 2-13-09. Gate will open at 2
p.m. For more info call 1-863-946-2566

Spaghetti Dinner
The Ortona Community Association will
hold its annual spaghetti buffet dinner on Fri-
day, February 19 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at
the Ortona Community Association, Ortona
Road (Highway 78A). This popular all-you-
can-eat buffet features delicious pasta and
meat sauce made by Glades County Conm-
missioner Donna Storter Long. The meal
includes garlic bread, Italian green beans,
dessert, coffee and iced tea for $6, advance
purchase, or $7 at the door.


For advance tickets or reservations, con-
tact Margi Vanderbent at 863-675-7659 or
Louise Harman at 863-674-1266.

Food Share Program
Food share choices should be ordered
by Feb. 14 from the menu. Place orders at
Living Waters Fellowship at 1765 US 27 in
Moore Haven. Pick-up will be the last Satur-
day of February from 9-10 a.m.

Garden Club meeting
The Glades County Garden Club meets
on the first Tuesday of each month from
October through April. The next meeting is
March 2 at 10:30 a.m. under the pavilion at
the city park in downtown Moore Haven.

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


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

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at 2002
S.R. 78 W in Buckhead Ridge. Post opens at
noon, Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for new mem-
bers for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Male
Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS ladies aux-
iliary.
*Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary dinner
and Men's Auxiliary or AmVets. Music will
be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at 12:45
p.m. Lunch is available.
Every Friday a steak dinner with baked
potato, salad and rolls will be served from
5:30 until 7 p.m. for an $11 donation. Danc-
ing immediately follows the dinner.
Membership meetings are held on the
second Saturday of the month beginning at
10 a.m. The House Committee meeting is on
the fourth Saturday.
For information, contact Commander


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February 11,2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


A Walk in the Past:



Powell's failed mission


By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum Director
Sam Jones and other Seminoles that en-
gaged Colonel Taylor's army at the Battle of
Okeechobee on December 25, 1837, fled
southeast to the Loxahatchee River (River
of Turtles) with their families to escape the
constant advancing armies of blue that now
flowed endlessly south like the waters of
Lake Okeechobee.
The fleeing Seminoles had an intimate
knowledge of South Florida and had cho-
sen the Loxahatchee River basin because
it afforded them shelter and an abundance
of food. It was in the cypress dominated
swamp, where tannic waters meet and
merged with the Loxahatchee River, that the
Seminoles found refuge.
The serpentine river was not a stranger to
man. For centuries, its nutrient laden waters
had flowed through the swampy, cypress
flood plains before emerging and joining the
Atlantic Ocean at the present day Jupiter In-
let. Nature's special recipe of enriched fresh-
water, spiced with saltwater from the Atlan-
tic Ocean, created fertile estuaries, teeming
with marine life.
Anis Indian settlements and those of
other Florida Native Americans had once in-
habited this area and flourished because of


the abundant estuaries. I recall reading the
journal of Army surgeon, Jacob Rhett Motte,
who wrote about these rich fisheries, while
stationed at Fort Jupiter during the Second
Seminole War. He reported the oysters were
innumerable; up to 10 inches across and
succulent creatures to dine upon.
He also wrote about the great fishing at
Jupiter Inlet, stating that one soldier with a
single hand line could supply one hundred
men in a short time with all the fish they
could eat
The area around Jupiter Inlet was part of
the long Atlantic Coastal Ridge, which runs
southward along Florida's east coast. It rang-
es from 10 to 50 feet above sea level, with an
average width of five miles.
This long piece of real estate protected
the early native inhabitants from flooding,
while providing them with an abundance of
deer, turkey and bear.
It would appear that the Seminoles had
sought refuge in "Paradise Lost." They had
indeed settled in a paradise, but it would
soon be lost again as the long arm of the
United States Army relentlessly searched
and probed south Florida's vast Everglades
for the elusive Seminoles.
See Walk Page 7


The freeze that decimated thousands of
acres of vegetable crops throughout south-
west Florida earlier this month also had an
enormous effect on farm labor income,
costing field workers an estimated $23.6
million-plus, according to Dr. Fritz Roka, an
associate professor of agricultural econom-
ics at the University of Florida (UF)/IFAS
Southwest Florida Research and Education
Center in Immokalee (SWFREC).
"This figure includes labor income losses
for seasonal and migrant farmworkers,"
Roka explains. "These workers are em-
ployed on a day-to-day basis, and if the crop
is gone, they have no work."
The estimate of income losses was com-
piled by Roka in conjunction with Dr. Mon-
ica Ozores-Hampton, assistant professor of
vegetable horticulture at the SWFREC, and
Gene McAvoy, director and regional vegeta-
ble specialist at the UF/IFAS Hendry County
Cooperative Extension Service in LaBelle.
The report indicates that of roughly
52,600 acres of vegetable farm land in the
five-county area of Lee, Collier, Hendry,
Glades, and Charlotte counties, 16,670 have
been lost to the freeze.
Affected crops include bell peppers, cu-
cumbers, eggplant, squash, bush beans, to-
matoes, and sweet corn.
The total value of pre-harvest crop losses
to the freeze is estimated to be more than


$147 million.
The implications of the freeze to farm-
worker income are estimated on the basis
of lost opportunity to harvest and pack the
affected vegetable crops.
"What we've heard is that most of the
damaged acreage was at the beginning of
the harvest stage," Roka says. 'All of the
labor income to grow the crop had already
been paid to the workers. Plus, workers will
still be paid for any cleanup work that needs
to be done.
So, the $23.6 million-plus figure repre-
sents solely what would have been paid
to workers to harvest and pack the crops.
That's a major loss to the workers."
The loss of farmworker income will have
a dampening economic impact on local
communities in southwest Florida, such as
Immokalee and LaBelle, which house a sig-
nificant portion of the seasonal and migrant
farmworker population.
The lost income means that workers have
less to spend in local businesses.
If the impact of a damaging freeze forc-
es many farmworkers to move out of the
area to seek work elsewhere, growers who
choose to replant their crops or plan to har-
vest spring crops in March and April may run
the risk of a farmworker shortage at harvest
time.


TAX SAVINGS NOTICE FOR
GLADES COUNTY PROPFErIY OWNERS

January 1, 2010 to March 3, 2010 Filing period for tax exemptions can be made in
the Property Appraiser's Office in the Glades County Courthouse, Room 202, during
office hours (8:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m.) Monday thru Friday.

YOU COULD QUALIFY FOR THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTIONS:
1. Homestead Exemption $25,000.00


2. Disabled Veteran's Exemption
3. Combat-disabled Senior Veteran Tax Discount
4. Widows' and Widower's Exemption
5. Disability Exemption & Blindness Exemption


6. Agriculture Classification


$500.00


$500.00
$500.00


(Green Belt)


7. Additional Exemption For Residents 65 Years Of Age Or
Older With An Annual Income Of Less Than $25,873
Per Household (documentation required).
8. Tangible Personal Property Exemption
9. Save Our Homes Portability


$10,000.00
$25,000.00


1. HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS AND AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFICATIONS
(Green Belt Exemption) ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE. NEW APPLICATIONS
MUST BE FILED IN THE EVENT OF ANY CHANGES OR DEED TRANSFERS.

2. AUTOMATIC RENEWAL RECEIPTS HAVE BEEN MAILED FOR HOMESTEAD
EXEMPTION AND THE SENIOR EXEMPTION. IF YOU STILL QUALIFY
KEEP THE RECEIPT DO NOT RETURN IT TO THIS OFFICE.

3. AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFICATIONS (Greenbelt Exemption) RENEWAL
CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED. IF YOU STILL QUALIFY AND THERE ARE NO
CHANGES THEN KEEP THE RECEIPT DO NOT RETURN IT TO THIS
OFFICE.

TO FILE FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION PLEASE FURNISH:
1. Florida Driver's License/Florida I. D.
2. Florida Vehicle Registration
3. Glades County Voter Registration, or Declaration of Domicile
4. Social Security Number

If making application for Homestead Exemption for the first time and you live in a
mobile home, bring a copy of your mobile home title or registration in order to purchase
the permanent "RP" LICENSE.

Residents who have filed early for the 2010 Homestead Exemption will receive a letter
that must be signed and returned to confirm that they were still living on the property
as of January 1, 2010.

For those disabled persons that is unable to come to the Courthouse please call and
arrangements will be made for you to make an application for Homestead Exemption.

THE PROPERTY APPRAISERS OFFICE IS LOCATED IN THE GLADES
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ROOM 202

LARRY R. LUCKY, C.F.A.
GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
P.O. BOX 1106, MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA 33471

(863)946-6025 OR 946-6026 Toll Free Number: 1-877-445-2337
FAX (863)946-3359


Farmworker income down



$23.6 million after freeze


February 11, 2010


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee






Meet new feathered friends at the 2010 Bird Count


Join the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD), the Hendry-Glades
Audubon Society and thousands of avian en-
thusiasts across the nation for the 13th an-
nual Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 13
to Feb. 15 beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day at
the gate at STA-5 located on Blumberg Road
in Hendry County, 12 miles south of the in-
tersection of Blumberg and County Road
835. Each year, "citizen scientists" submit


checklists to help researchers at the Cornell
Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, N.Y., and the
National Audubon Society study and protect
birds.
In 2009, Florida ranked first among par-
ticipating states and provinces in reporting
the most birds. Clewiston, just south of Lake
Okeechobee, was among the top 10 lo-
calities in reporting the greatest number of
individual birds. The SFWMD and Hendry-


Glades Audubon will take birders on three
separate days to an Everglades Stormwater
Treatment Area (STA) in Hendry County
that has become nationally known as a bird
watching spot. STAs are the water-cleaning
workhorses of Everglades restoration.
The South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict is steadily increasing recreational access
to public lands while continuing to manage
them to support environmental restoration,


water supply, water quality and flood con-
trol missions. At present, the District actively
manages 621,000 acres of public land. For
more information on recreational oppor-
tunities throughout the District's 16-county
region, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recreation.
Also visit, The Great Backyard Bird Count.
You may also contact Margaret England at
863-517-0202 or by e-mail at sta5birding@
embarqmail.com.


Ted Schiff, M.D., Dwayne Montie, D.O., Adult and Pediatric
Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer Mark Leach, R-PA, Sharon Barrineau, ARNP, Dermatology
and John Minni, D.O. lead the Water's Edge Acne Psoriasis Eczema


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AMERICAN BOARD OF DERMATOLOGY

FELLOW OF THE
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MOHS SURGERY

Okeechobee
863-467-9555
Vero Beach
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


February 11, 2010







Bird count notes 99 species at Everglades Treatment Wetland


An Everglades restoration project main-
tained its status as a national bird watching
destination as volunteers with the Hendry-
Glades Audubon Society partnered with the
South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) to document 99 species and near-
ly 106,000 individual birds during the 110th
Christmas Bird Count this January. Known
as "citizen science," bird counts are vital to
studies of the long-term health and status of
bird populations.
On Jan. 2, Audubon and its 35 volunteers
made the trip to Stormwater Treatment Area
(STA) 5 just south of Lake Okeechobee in
Hendry County for a day of intensive bird
watching. Of the diverse array of bird spe-
cies sighted at the constructed wetland,
American coots were by far the most abun-
dant as they were in 2009 with more
than 60,000 counted. Birders also took note
of 45 endangered snail kites, which are na-
tive to South Florida and the Everglades, and


spotted some rarer species such as a short-
tailed hawk and a Cassin's kingbird, a spe-
cies more common in states west of Texas.
"We are honored to be part of a more
than century-old tradition that helps us fol-
low trends in bird diversity and numbers,
which ultimately aids in their protection,"
said SFWMD Executive Director Carol Ann
Wehle. "We manage treatment wetlands to
improve Everglades water quality, yet their
extensive use as havens for wildlife dem-
onstrates the significance of our restoration
work."
The District recently renovated STA-5 by
enhancing plant growth and water move-
ment through the treatment marsh to im-
prove its ability to remove phosphorus from
Everglades-bound waters.
The bird count at STA-5 once again served
as a prelude to another partnership year of
Audubon/SFWMD birding tours that show-
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Everglades restoration. The 6,000-acre con-
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Renowned as havens for birds and wild-
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restoration, naturally using plants to remove
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Birding, a national pastime, is also big
business, with 48 million people observing
birds both around the home and through va-
cation travel. A 2001 report by the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service concluded that nation-
wide birding generated $32 billion in retail
sales and created 863,406 jobs.
Non-consumptive bird use (non-hunting


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in Florida in 2006, and wildlife viewing ac-
tivities generated more than $3 billion state-
wide that year, according to a state report.
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District is steadily increasing recreational
access to public lands while continuing to
manage them to support environmental
restoration, water supply, water quality and
flood control missions. At present, the Dis-
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picnic tables, informational kiosks, camp-
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Billy Joe 'Bo' Gray Jr., 42
CLEWISTON Billy Joe "Bo" Gray Jr., age 42,
of Clewiston, passed away Jan. 13, 2010, in
Hendry Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 20, 1967, in Clewiston the
son of Billy Joe, Sr and Beatrice (Mitchell) Gray.
He married Connie Hancock in Clewiston on
July 14, 1989; she survives. He was a former
owner/operator of his own semi and later
worked as a mechanic for Ridgdill and Sons,
Inc. He was a member of Clewiston Gospel
Ministries.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Connie; par-
ents, Billy Joe Gray Sr. and wife Katie; mother,
Beatrice Mitchell Gray; son, William "BJ" Gray;
daughter, Kristin Briana Gray; and sisters, Joy
White and Cheryl Silva.
Funeral services celebrating his life were held
8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, in the Clewiston
Gospel Ministries Church where Rev. Jim Yates
presided. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday
in the church.
Memorials are suggested to be given to the
family in lieu of flowers. Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in Clewiston was in charge of the ar-
rangements.


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 Redish
and wife Vanessa of Jonas Ridge, N.C., Derrell
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, 2:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
Clewiston with Rev. Ted Hines and Rev. Bill Der-
ryberry and officiating. Interment followed in
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
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A Sincere Thank You From
The Family of
SBilly Joe (Bo) Gray Jr.

.-. We want to say thanks to all of our family, friends,
co-workers and people who were praying for us that we don't
even know. Our community and town have really been there
for us. We wanted to send thank you notes but we knew there
were so many people to thank and we didn't
want to miss anyone.
I, Connie Gray, would like to also give a special thank you to the friends of our son,
BJ Gray and our daughter, Kristin Gray. We hear so ofter the bad things kids do
today but I am so grateful that the young people really came as a big support for
them both and I thank you each one for that.
We have been shown more love and support than one could imagine possible. For us
the phones calls stated as soon as Bo first started feeling sick on November 17, 2009.
Our families and our church family at Clewiston Gospel Ministries called non stop to
send prayer, love and support. The longer he remained in the hospital the more calls
we recieved and the more calls that those calling us were recieving from others
concerned. I have to add I have seen times when people call just being nosey and not
out of concern at all. But not in Bo's case, everyone was concerned, sending prayers,
love, support, help if needed and it was and is still greatly appreciated. The calls,
prayers, support and love never slowed throughout his entire hospital stay. When we
decided to move him from West Palm to Clewiston he actually got to witness
for himself that all the love and concern we were telling about was true with all the
visitors that came to see him. Again greatly appreciated to everyone.
Then on January 13, 2010, God called Bo home.
Thank you again to everyone for being there for us during his illness and after his
passing.
We will always love and miss you Bo.
Sincerely,
Connie, BJ and Kristin Gray


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"Everyone has been shocked and sad-
dened by the devastating earthquake in
Haiti," said Cooperative President and CEO
George H. Wedgworth. "We wanted to find
a way to help our workforce's contributions
go further so we set up a program with two
very reputable organizations that are cur-
rently providing assistance to the victims of


the earthquake."
Even before the Cooperative's Board of
Directors had a chance to take action, em-
ployees in the agricultural operations truck-
ing fleet began spearheading a campaign to
raise funds for the American Red Cross.
This effort will also be eligible for the
company's matching funds.
"In these tough economic times, it heart-
ens me to see our workforce dig deep in
their pockets go give to others in need,"
Wedgworth said. "We're proud to have
these people working in our business."


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Continued From Page 3

In September, 1837, an ambitious Lt.
Powell wrote Secretary of War, Joel R. Poin-
sett, a letter offering his services to lead a
military expedition into the Everglades.
He made note that on a former expedi-
tion he had penetrated 18 to 20 miles into
the Glades with large hulled cutters and that
with proper boats he could access all of the
Everglades.
Secretary Poinsett was so impressed that
he invited Powell to Washington, so that
Powell could present the plan in person.
Powell presented his plan entitled "Project
of an Expedition to the Everglades of South
Florida."
The plan entailed circumnavigating the
Everglades, discovering Seminole hideouts,
capturing women and children and attack-
ing war parties.
Powell felt that his "Search and Destroy"
missions would harass and terrify the Semi-
nole Nation into submission.
Secretary Poinsett gave Powell his bless-
ings, along with his permission to equip an
expedition into the Everglades.
Powell immediately started contracting
boat builders to construct boats, built to his
specifications- twenty flat bottom boats fitted
with sails and oars. He also began recruiting
the one hundred seamen and one hundred
soldiers that would accompany him on his
expedition.
Secretary Poinsett spoke to General Je-
sup about the expedition and let the General


know that he didn't want any Army officers
assigned to the expedition to try and outrank
the young lieutenant Powell. General Jesup
complied, but asked to have direct charge of
the expedition.
Powell's boats and men were carried to
Saint Augustine where Powell was brought
up to date on current military operations in
Florida by General Jesup.
In December, 1837, Powell and his com-
mand sailed on schooners from Saint Au-
gustine. Sailing south, they arrived at the
waters that are now part of Florida's inter-
coastal waterway, Indian River. There Pow-
ell offloaded boats, supplies and men for the
expedition into the Everglades.
The small force set up a base camp and
started training for the long trip into the un-
known Everglades. Army surgeon, Jacob
Rhett Motte, wrote about the expedition's
drill exercises.
He said, "When drawn up in line they
presented a curious blending of black and
white, like the keys of a piano forte; many
of the sailors being colored men. There was
also an odd alternation of taraulin hats and
peajackets, with forage caps and soldiers
trip roundabouts; soldiers and sailors, white
men and black, being all thrown into ranks
indiscriminately, a beautiful specimen of
mosaic."
The day after Christmas, December 26,
1837, the expedition sailed down the Indian
River. On the second day they pulled up to
shore to camp and were surprised when
some of the men caught a glimpse of Semi-
noles breaking from cover and fleeing into
the interior. Powell described the fleeing
Seminoles, saying, "Their fleetness defied


pursuit." The following night the expedi-
tion camped at the Sebastian River and then
continued south, eventually reaching the St.
Lucie River.
Lt. Powell was unaware that a major bat-
tle had been fought Christmas Day on Lake
Okeechobee called the Battle of Okeecho-
bee. Nor did he know that the Seminoles
who fought in the battle were now neigh-
bors with encampments close to the Loxa-
hatchee River. On January 11, 1838, at the
headwaters of Jupiter River, Powell's expedi-
tion discovered an Indian trail with signs that
a large band of Seminoles had passed and
were moving south.
Powell no doubt felt lucky that he had fi-
nally discovered the trail of some wily Semi-
noles.
Lt. Powell probably thought himself twice
blessed by Lady Luck when he later captured
a Seminole woman along the trail.
Lady Luck can sometimes be warm, in-
viting and a bearer of good fortune, while
at other times, she is a beguiling temptress,
who's bad luck is best left alone. Lt. Powell
had been smitten by the beguiling temptress
and now his luck was turning bad.
The Seminole woman was forced to
guide Powell and his current force of 80
men through the cypress swamp to the
Seminole's hidden encampments.
Powell ordered his men to spread out,
forming a skirmish line and then advanced
on the enemy encampments. Needless to
say, Sam Jones and a much larger force of
Seminoles were patiently waiting.
The expedition started exchanging
rounds with the Seminoles, but was soon
overwhelmed by the Seminole's superior


firepower. Men started dropping as Semi-
nole rifles found their mark. A wounded
Powell called for an orderly withdraw, but
the sailors, who were like raw recruits when
it came to land fighting, panicked and broke
rank.
Powell was pressed to maintain order as
the ramble of frightened sailors fled for their
lives.
The small expeditionary force would
have soon been overran and annihilated had
not Powell's rearguard, the Army regulars,
moved forward and maintained discipline
as the sailors retreated to the boats.
Lt. Powell gained control of his men and
made a swift, but safe retreat from the en-
raged Seminoles. In his final report to his
commander, Commodore Dallas, he record-
ed five killed and twenty two wounded. Pow-
ell also reported the loss of one of his boats
to the enemy. The boat contained powder,
rum and whiskey, a mixture of volatile spirits
that the victorious Seminoles probably made
use of when celebrating their victory.
I hope you have enjoyed this story. Please
contact the Clewiston Museum if you have
questions, artifacts, pictures, or a "Whale of
a Tale" that you would like to share.
The museum provides an interesting fos-
sil display of prehistoric animals that once
roamed the Glades thousands of years ago
and artifacts that reflect the heritage of
Clewiston. Its theater has a 65-seat capac-
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Clewiston, sugar cane harvesting, and the
orange industry. Stop by and enjoy a 45-
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Religion briefs


Clewiston

Angelfood Ministries
The Clewiston Ministerial Association has
brought the Angelfood Ministry program to
Clewiston.
This program is open to everyone! Each
month, anyone who desires to purchase a
signature food box worth about $55- $65 for
$30 can do so.
Each box is designed to assist in feed-
ing a family of four for a week. February's
box includes top sirloin steaks, pork roast,
boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and
more. Also available are specialty boxes: a
grill box including T-Bone steaks, a stuffed
chicken box (chicken cordon bleu, etc.), a
fajita box, seafood variety box, and a fresh
fruit and vegetable box all for between
$18-$22 each.
Menus are available at many local church-
es or online at Angelfoodministries.com.
Again, all of these are open for anyone.
Food stamps and credit cards accepted.
Deadline for ordering is Thursday, February
18.
Pickup will be Saturday, February 27th at
First United Methodist Church between 1:30
p.m. to 3 p.m.
Call Alice Whitt with questions please
call 863-983-5269.
Sweetheart Banquet at First Christian
First Christian Church, 201 N. Francisco
St., will be holding its annual Sweetheart
Banquet at the church on Saturday, Feb. 13,
beginning at 6 p.m., according to Minister,
Jackie Miller.
Ray Holliday of Palm Bay Florida will be
featured on the Program. Ray has appeared
on Radio and TV and was a member of "The
Renfro Valley Sunday Morning Gathering in
Kentucky.
Ray will perform with recorded tracks
with live instruments- Electric Guitar, Acous-
tic Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Steel Guitar and
Dobro.
Most songs are original compositions,
but also included are traditional hymns.
Ray is a song writer and his songs have
been recorded by a variety of singing groups.
Some of these songs are "Suddenly a Rain-
bow", "What's that over the river," "When I
walk into Heaven," Standing on the banks,"
"When I depart," "Give God the Glory,"
"A Sinner went walking," "River of love,"
"Going to the well," "Up in Heaven," "The


Riches are Free" and "The Power of the Lord
comes down."
Prior to Ray's concert there will be a deli-
cious meal enjoyed by all. The cost is just
$15 a couple or $7.50 per individual.
For further information you may call 863-
983-1804.

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-
983-6972.
Evangel Assembly of God
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 first
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.

Belle Glade
Methodist Church Pancake Dinner
On Feb. 20 the annual United Methodist
Men's Pancake Supper will be held at Com-
munity United Methodist Church, 401 SW
First Street, Belle Glade from 5 p.m. until 8
p.m.
Tickets may be purchased ahead for $4
for adults and $2 for children at the church
office or at the Jameson Hall Fellowship en-
trance that day.
All proceeds go to support the many out
reach missions of the Men's group in the
Glade's area. We look forward to another
great pancake dinner, fund raising event,
and fellowship on Feb. 20.
Please call the office at 561-996-5568 with
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The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners pro-
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING
THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, MORE
SPECIFICALLY TABLE 53-1 TABLE OF USE REGULATIONS,
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR CON-
FLICT, PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN
CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN
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A public hearing on the ordinance will be held on February
23, 2010, at 5:05 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse,
Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue,
LaBelle, Florida.


All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at
said meeting. If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, 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 to be based.


A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspec-
tion on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00
p.m. at the Office of the Clerk, 2nd Floor, Hendry County
Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.


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Safety issues noted by traffic team


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES -- The community traffic safety
team meets once a month to look for safety
issues that affect motorists, passengers, pe-
destrians, and bicycle riders. Community
members, local officials and FDOT coordina-
tors use statistics, law enforcement reports
and personal observations to determine ar-
eas that are dangerous or have the potential
to be a hazard.
"I keep looking for looking for safety proj-
ects," said Debra Stallings, FDOT coordina-
tor.
Ms. Stallings and others have seen the
ruts on the pavement at the intersection of
Sixth Street and U.S. 27 in Moore Haven. The
obvious grooves are troublesome to motor-
ists, and to pedestrians who use the cross-
walk at the intersection. The problem has
been reported to officials.
County commissioner, Donna Storter
Long, commented she had received a mes-


sage from a Buckhead Ridge resident, Jo
Flanigan. Ms. Flanigan was interested in
getting a safe path built from Lake Drive to
an access road for school students walking
to the school bus stop. It would also make
travel safe for other pedestrians and bike rid-
ers who travel through the community. The
traffic team has made note of the request.
The owner of A-1 Truck & Trailer Repair,
Paul Harris, was present to explain his ob-
servations of a potential safety hazard. His
shop is located at 19594 U.S. 27, west of
Moore Haven, near the entrance to S.R. 78
west that leads to Ortona. Heavy trucks and
other vehicles are traveling south at high
speeds through the curve on U.S. 27 in front
of his shop.
S.R. 78 connects onto U.S. 27 shortly after
the curve ends, and sometimes drivers do
not stop at the stop sign before they enter
U.S. 27. Instead, they observe the yield signs
posted after the stop sign and enter U.S. 27.
The speed limit on U.S. 27 is 65 m.p.h.,
and yellow signs by the curve suggest a cau-


tious speed of 45 m.p.h. However it is sel-
dom observed by drivers, according to the
repair shop owner. Paul Harris is concerned
that drivers on S.R. 78, who do not heed the
stop sign at U.S. 27, will collide with drivers
traveling through the curve at high speeds.
Also, he noted that inattentive speeders on
the curve by his shop could easily lose con-
trol and crash into his place of business.
It was noted that some drivers who ob-
serve the stop sign at S.R. 78 are reluctant to
do so for fear of being rear ended by other
drivers who only yield at the intersection be-
fore merging with traffic on U.S. 27. The traf-
fic team has noted this is a potential safety
problem.
GCSO Sergeant Donald Watts reported
that 303 traffic citations were issued in Janu-
ary with 168 of those occurring in Moore
Haven. Nine were for DUI and 21 were for
seat belt violations. The next team meeting
is March 4.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
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Butterflies love Mexican
sunflowers

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES -- Hibiscus expert and butterfly
cultivator, Curt Sinclair, was the guest speak-
er for Glades County Garden Club at the
Feb. 2 meeting. He operates a small exotic
hibiscus nursery in LaBelle. He assured club
members that the flowering plant is quite


hardy for a tropical species, but it must have
proper maintenance in order for it to be re-
silient during cold weather.
He explained there were several nights of
24 degrees or lower in January. Even though
flowers and some leaves died back, the hi-
biscus are fine since the bottom part of the
plant is okay. Mr. Sinclair mentioned the use
of a soaker hose during very cold tempera-
tures. The water from the faucet that soaks
into the ground is warmer than the air, and
this helps the bottom survive a freeze.
He cautioned against trying to prune
these tropicals right before freezes can oc-


cur. The new growth will be more delicate
and succumb to the freeze easier than ma-
ture growth. It is fine to prune at any time
See Hibiscus Page 20


Public Testing of
Tabulation Equipment
Hendry Hospital
Authority Bond Referendum
The Hendry County Canvassing
Board will convene at the Supervisor
of Elections Office, 25 E. Hickpochee
Ave., LaBelle, at 2:00 pm on
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 for the
Testing of the Tabulation Equipment
to be used in the Hendry Hospital
Authority Bond Referendum Election
to be held on March 9, 2010.
El pablico que Prueba del
Equipo de Tabulaci6n
Hendry Hospital Bono
de Autoridad
Referendum
El Condado de Hendry Junta de
Escrutinio en el Supervisor de la
Oficina de Elecciones, 25 E.
Hickpochee Avda., LaBelle, alas 2:00
de la tarde el miercoles, 17 de
Febrero de 2010 para el Probar del
Equipo de Tabulaci6n para ser uti-
lizado en la Hendry Autoridad de
Hospital Anuncio Limitado de
Ingreso de Bonos Referendum
Eleccion de el 9 de Marzo de 2010.

Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida
February 11, 2010
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Syrup from sugarcane
Raleigh and Emma Lou Simmons offer cane syrup for sale at the Ortona
Cane Grinding Festival, Feb. 6.


School briefs


FFA Chapter raffle
The Moore Haven FFA chapter would
like to announce that we are currently sell-
ing raffle tickets. The tickets are for a 6X10-
landscaping trailer that was built by the
students. The ticket will be pulled Saturday
night at the 2010 Chalo Nitka Rodeo dur-
ing intermission. This was made possible
by tremendous support from many of our
local businesses including St. Lucie Tire
and Battery, Bob Dean Supply Inc, W&W
Lumber, and Lehman Auto Body and Ser-
vice Center. Tickets are being sold at the
following prices, 1 for $5 or 5 for $20 and
they can be purchased from any FFA chap-
ter member or Mr. Phillip Cosby at Moore
Haven High School.
If you have any questions please call
863-946-0811 ext. 129.
Federal Grants for Moore
Haven Elementary School
The School Improvement Initiative grant
and all other applicable federal grants for
Moore Haven Elementary School are avail-
able for review and comment in the school
office or the Glades County District Office.
These grants enable MHES to provide ser-
vices to enhance student achievement. Any
questions should be directed to the Super-
visor of NCLB/Federal Programs at 863-946-


0202, Ext. 127. Federal Grants for Glades
County Schools Federal grants for Glades
County Schools are available for review
and comment in the Glades County Dis-
trict Office. These grants enable schools to
provide supplemental services to enhance
student achievement including on-going,
sustained professional development.

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


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GCHS issues invitation


to first 2010 meeting


Glades County Woman's


Club meets for dinner


It's always a bit sad to bid adieu to the
end of a year but GCHS sent 2009 out with a
joyous, fun Christmas Open House. Thanks
to Julie Wigton, Donald Miles, and many
other enthusiastic members, the decora-
tions were beautiful and the refreshments
were delectable.
Accomplishments for the year included a
gift of sod for the front yard from Alvin Ward
and his employers, an organized yard sprin-
kling crew each week and the introduction
of the Westergaard House as a new meet-
ing site for several local non-profit organiza-
tions such as the Glades County Woman's


Club and local political action groups. Future
plans include a tour of the fine new Clewis-
ton Museum, a community barbecue/rum-
mage sale and an information booth at Cha-
lo Nitka, and a gift shop.
All are invited to join this working group
of folks at the next meeting on Friday, Feb.
12 at 7 p.m. Meetings consist of a fairly short
agenda, honest! With committee reports
and refreshments. Dues are a mere $15 per
year and you recieve a GCHS t-shirt with the
Cypress Tree Logo. See you all there!
For further information please call 863-
946-0520 or 863-946-0292.


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named SCF dignitaries


Country artist Bobby Bare
to sing

By Patty Brant
INI Florida
The 2010 Swamp Cabbage Festival digni-
taries will be the M.G. Davis Family as Pio-
neer Family and Paul Puletti as Grand Mar-
shal.
M.G. Davis and his wife, Daisy Touchstone
Davis, opened the LaBelle Trading Post, a
center of local business for many years.
The couple met in Mississippi and married
in 1928. They soon moved to LaBelle with
Daisy's father, Barry Touchstone, who ran a
sawmill.
Along with other pioneers of the area,
the family braved hurricanes and the hard-
ships of life on the frontier. It was actually
Daisy who first started the Trading Post at
their home on Hall Street, across from the
present day Don's Steak House. It was later
moved to SR 80 and is now known as the La-
Belle Trade Center. She fed lunch to sawmill
workers on the family porch. As the business
grew, it became the family's prime business.
It included trading with Seminoles for hides.
Sometimes M.G. would take several of his
children down to the reservation in a wagon
and later a truck, sometimes the Seminoles
would walk up to LaBelle and camp out in
back of the store while they conducted their
trading.
Grand Marshal Paul Puletti is currently
the mayor of LaBelle. He has been with the
Hendry County School District for many
years and was previously on staff at the Ca-
loosa Belle local newspaper.
Look forward to great entertainment at
the annual SCF Miss LaBelle and Princess
contests Feb. 20 at LaBelle High School. This
year there are four queen contestants, nine


princess contestants and 26 little ones in the
Little Mr. and Little Miss contest. Look for the
Little Mr. and Miss containers around town
- a penny per vote. Monies raised go to the
pageant for scholarships.
The festival is scheduled for Feb. 27 and
28. Country music lovers will be thrilled that
Bobby Bare is the featured artist at Barron
Park on Saturday, Feb. 27, after the parade.
The park is filled with booths of all de-
scriptions. The antique car show will be on
Fort Thompson Ave. once again, but the
motorcycle show will be located on the lot
across Lee Street from Barron Park.
There will be a youth rodeo this year with
bull riders and barrel racers. Friday, Feb. 26,
bulls and barrels 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 27,
youth rodeo at 3:30 p.m. with bulls and bar-
rels taking over the arena at 7 p.m.; and Sun-
day 3:30 p.m. bulls and barrels.
The NASGRASS lawnmower races off
Cowboy Way begins Saturday after the pa-
rade and the kiddie carnival will be located
behind the rodeo grounds off SR 29S.
The annual SCF Bass Tournament, spon-
sored by Lee County Bass Anglers, LaBelle
Well Drilling and Southern Ent., Semi-
nole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Ranch
Immokalee. will be Sunday, Feb. 28. First
place is a guaranteed $2,000. Trophies for
first, second and third place winners, fa-
ther and son/daughter, first and second big
bass.' Preregister by Feb. 20. Mail in to Frog's
Auto Repair, 1154 South Loop Road, LeHigh
Acres, FL 33936.
The Swamp Stomp 5K walk/run, sanc-
tioned by the Fort Myers Track Club, will be
held Saturday, Feb. 27, begins at 8:30 a.m.
Preregistration is $22 by Feb. 23; $25 race
day or you can register online www.ftmyer-
strackclub.com. Proceeds benefit the Caloo-
sa Humane Society. For more information
call 239-229-1819.


Learning about the female experience
was one of the features of the Glades Coun-
ty Woman's Club annual membership din-
ner last week. Hostess Pat Ringstaff served
up a traditional country meal with a grand
finale of, yes, you guessed it -- homebaked
cherry cobbler topped off with ice cream.
And to everyone's credit, the word "diet"
was not mentioned one time!
Now don't allow any stereotypical ideas
of women' clubs fool you. This lively
group of women related tales of their im-
pressive teaching careers that totaled ap-
proximately 100 years. Liz DeVinney, a
delightful woman who is always smiling,
worked for the Glades Electric Co-op for
many years. Bobbi Brown, a retired legal
secretary for Judge A. Wells, is now taking
painting lessons and enjoying her five chil-
dren and grandchildren.
Prospective member Carol Griffin of


Lakeport is also a retired teacher. Future
member Margaret Smith could tell count-
less fun stories about her years as a teach-
er's aide. Guest, Nena Bolan, has many
stories we are anxious to listen to at our
next meeting about her years in Texas and
Idaho.
If we piqued your interest, please join
us at the annual GCWC Luncheon and
Style Show on Saturday, Feb. 20 at noon
at the clubhouse of the former Robin's
Nest, now called M RV Resort on U.S. 27
just before you see the city water plant. En-
trance fee is only $10. You will enjoy a tasty
home-cooked lunch of salads, soups and
desserts along with door prizes and mod-
els who thoroughly delight in strolling the
runway. Fashions are provided by Denise's
Fashions.
For further information, call 946-0520 or
946-3356.


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tion to growing, milling and refining cane sugar, U.S.
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000137
Household Finance Corporation
III'Plaintiff,
-vs-
Thomas N. Jennings, Jr. a/k/a
Thomas N. Jennings and Ka y
L. Jennings, Husband and Wife;
Household Finance Corporation
III; Country Meadows Property
Owners Association, Inc.; Coun-
try Meadows Development Com-
pany; Nationscredit
Manufactured Housing Corpora-
tiefendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated 1/2812010,
entered in Civil Case No. 2009-
CA-000137 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Glades County, Flonda, wherein
Household finance Corporation III,
Plaintiff and Thomas N. Jenningqs, Jr.
a/k/a Thomas N. Jennings and Kathy
L. Jennings Husband and Wife are
defendantss, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, AT THE
FRONT DOOR OF THE GLADES
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MOOREHA-
VEN, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 AM. on
3/4/10 the following descnbed prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 23, COUNTRY MEADOWS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGES 3-4, PUBLIC-
RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
YEAR: 1998, MAKE: REDMAN,
VIN#: FLA14613221A AND
VIN#: FLA14613221AB,
MANUFACTURED HOME,
WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AF-
FIXED TO THE ABOVE DE-
SCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT
IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE
AND A PART OF THE REAL ES-
TATE.
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, PO. BOX
10, M4OORE HAVEN, FL 33471
WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR
RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE:
IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771 IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770.
DATED at LABELLE Ronda this
1st day of February, 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
09-141876
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.
262008CA000653XXXXXX
LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUS-
TEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SE-
RIES 2006-HE4,
Plaintiff
vs.
ALEJANDRO CRUZ; MARIA DE
JESUS ELIZONDO; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO 2" and ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT
TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING
OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
THE PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order or Summary Final Judg-
ment of foreclosure dated Jan. 27,
2010, and entered in Case No.
262008CA000653XXX)OX of the Cir-
cuit Court in and for Hendry County,
Florida, wherein LASALLE BANK, N.A.
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST
SERIES 2006-HE4 is Plaintiff and
ALEJANDRO CRUZ; MARIA DE JESUS
ELIZONDO; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.
1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT
TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TI-
TLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPER-
TY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at on the
Second Floor in front of the Main
Clerk's Office at the Hendry County
Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Ave-
nue, LaBelle, FL 33935 at Hendry
County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
14th day of April, 2010, the following
described property as set forth in
said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 4, BLOCK 2034, PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 60, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNERS AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 persons
needing special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of the Court not
later than five business days prior to
the proceeding at the Hendry County
Courthouse. Telephone
941-675-5217 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service.
DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on Feb..
1,2010.
BARBARA BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO Box 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
Telephone: (954)564-0071
6029-52090
345461 CGS/CB 02/11,18/10



NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
The undersigned does hereby certify
that We Are conducting a Retail busi-
ness at Glades County Florida under
the fictitious name of 2 Saucy Gals
LLC and that said firm is composed
of the following persons whose
names and places of residence are as
follows:
Jacqueline Kelly
1309 Palm Court
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Carolyn Birchfield
1088 Elm Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Ownership of 2 Saucy Gals, LLC is as
follows:
Carolyn Birchfield
Jacqueline Kelly
It is our intentions to apply to the
Florida Department of State, Division
of Corporation to register the said
name of 2 Saucy Gals, LLC under the
provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of
Florida, Acts of 1991.
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IN THE CIRCUITOF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-001414

The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a
The Bank of New York, as Trustee
for the Certificateholders CWABS,
Inc. Asset-Backed Certificates, Senes
2006-11
Plaintiff,
vs-
Renier Pupo; Ricardo Diepa; Yolando
Oliver; Mairelis Perez; Unknown Par-
ties in Possession #1 Unknown Par-
ties in Possession #2; If living, and
all Unknown Parties claiming by,
through, under and against the
above named Defendant(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 Clai-
mants
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLO Q EEDINGS-

TO: Ricardo Die m
ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS:
230 Northwest 57th Avenue,
Apartment #2
Miaml, FL 33126
Residence unknown, if living, in-
cludinq any unknown spouse of the
said Defendants, if either has remar-
ned and if either or both of said De-
fendants are dead, their respective
unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees assignees, creditors, ienors,
and trustees, and all other persons
claiming by, through, under or
against the named Defendant(s) and
such of the aforementioned un-
known Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defen-
dants as may be infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not sui juns.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing real property, lying and being
and situated in Hendry unty, Flon-
da more particularly described as
follows:
THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST
NE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTH-
WEST- ONE-QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH,
RANGE 31 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO
KNOWN AS TRACT 8 BLOCK N.
PIONEER PLANTATION, AN UN-
RECORDED SUBDIVISION.
more commonly known as 4400 Pio-
neer 14th Street a/k/a 1301 Otter
Avenue, Clewiston FL 33440.
This action has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defense, if any,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP At-
torneys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112 Tampa FL 33618, within
thirty (30J days after the first publi-
cation of this notice and file the
original with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 4th day of Feb., 2010.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Circuit and County Courts
By: /S/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISH MAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa Flonda 33618
09-158164
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMES TOW-
ING & RECOVERYgives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 02/26/2010, 10:00 am at 74
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Flonda Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the right to accept
or reect any and/or all bids.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-000936
FIFTH THIRD BANK, A MICHI-
GAN CORPORATION, SUCCES-
SOR IN INTEREST TO R-G
CROWN BANK
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL J. LARE A/K/A MI-
CHAEL LARE, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated Feb. 3, 2010 and
entered in Case No. 26-2008-
CA-000936 of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for HENDRY County, Florida wherein
FIFTH THIRD BANK, A MICHIGAN
CORPORATION, SUCCESSOR IN IN-
TEREST TO R-G CROWN BANK, is
the Plaintiff and MICHAEL J. LARE
A/K/A MICHAEL LARE; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL J.
LARE A/K/A MICHAEL LARE N/K/A
ANN LARE, STONE AGE PAVERS,
INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BE-
ING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY
OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING CORNER OF
HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the
24th day of February, 2010, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said final Judgment:
LOT 26, BLOCK 2032, PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 1, A SUBDIVISION
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 50 PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A/K/A 2032 S MONTANA CIR-
CLE, 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
of this Courton February 4, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08074203
**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.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council
Nill hold a workshop at 3:00 p.m., and a regular meeting at 4:00 p.m.,
Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at the Clewiston Museum Conference Room,
109 Central Avenue, Clewiston, FL. This meeting is open to the public. The
meeting site is accessible by the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
n any matter consideredat such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record in-
:ludes the tesbmony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County
Tourist Development Council
(arson Turner, Chairman
345648 CB/CN 2/11/10


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,
Defendantss.
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 /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, PL.
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)335-2299; 1-800-955-
8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770
(v), via Florida Relay Service,
not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000469
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID A. KARAM, etal,
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,
Flonda wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff 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 Rnal
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 Fendens 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
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 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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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to "The Water Rights Compact Among
the Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida
Water Management District", the 5th Amendment to the 22nd Annual Work
Plan of the Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Flori-
da Water Management District.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6073 Strling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has
submitted, on February 3, 2010, the 5th Amendment to the 22nd Annual
Work Plan to include the following project: Brighton Reservation: Elder Ac-
tivity Center construction of a new Tribal Community Center for the Elders
on 17230 Civic Street NE. The 5.78 acre project is located on a previously
cleared sparsely vegetated 7.55 acre site in Section 13, Township 39 South,
Range 32 East. Storm water storage requirements will be met using four
onsite dry-retention areas. Big Cypress Reservation: Motocross construc-
tion of the final storm water system for the Motocross recreation area with
new water management features such as perimeter berms, retenton areas
and controlled offsite discharges. The proposed site is 58.98 acres located
in Section 8, Township 48 South, Range 33 East. Immokalee Reservation:
Roads for New Housing Immokalee Cluster One proposed improvement
plans for the construction of a roadway infrastructure to support the devel-
opment of twenty-nine single family homes in the southwest quadrant of
the Reservation. The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities
on Seminole land. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County,
Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East;
Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East.
The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Township 47 South,
Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Hendry County,
Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservaton is lo-
cated in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East.

Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written
request for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action
regarding the Work Plan by wring to: Environmental Resource Regulation,
South Florida Water Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach,
FL 33416-4680; such comments or requests must be received within 30
days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy
of the Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further
proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Ad-
ministrative Hearing regarding the proposed agency acton by submitting a
written request therefore after reviewing the Staff Report.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-929-CA
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
VS.
OSCAR AGUILER; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF OSCAR
AGUILER; SONIA AGUILER; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SONIA
AGUILER; IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in HENDRY
County, Flonda, descnbed as:
THE WEST 35.7 FEET OF LOT 5
AND THE EAST 35.7 FEET OF
LOT 6, IN BLOCK 430 OF THE
GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWIS-
TON FLORIDA, AS REVISED
SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 421 W. OBISPO AVE.,
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
at public sale, at Clerk of the Circuit
Court in the Hendry County Court-
house (being the second floor hall-
way of the Hendry County Courts
Building), LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00
AM, on the 24th day of Feb., 2010.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /S/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Dnve
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the Amencans
With Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If heanng impaired, please
call (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Flonda
Relay Service.
345451 CGS/CB 02/11,18/10


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
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
80 feet thereof Also known as Tracts 3317 thru 3320 and Tracts 3345 thru
3347 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
LESS 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,
Florida. 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.
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
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000304
Deutsche Bank National Trust Com-
pany, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley
IS Real Estate Capital Trust
2006-2
Plaintiff,
-vs-
J. Jesus Mendez Madrigal a/k/a Je-
sus Mendez and Maricela Rosas Car-
mona a/k/a Mancela Rosas, Husband
and Wife Mortgage Electronic Regis-
tration systems, Inc., as Nominee
for First NLC Financial Services, LLC;
Defendantss.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order rescheduling fore-
closure sale dated February 1, 2010
entered in Civil Case No. 2009-
CA-000304 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County Flonda wherein
Deutsche Bank Nabonal trust Com-
any, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley
IS Real Estate Capital Trust
2006-2, Plaintiff and J. Jesus Mendez
Madrigal a/k/a Jesus Mendez and
Mancela Rosas Carmona a/k/a Man-
cela Rosas, Husband and Wife are
defendants), I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, IN
FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
THE HENDRY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE FLORIDA, AT
11:00., FEBRUARY 24, 2010, the fol-
lowing described pmpert7 as set
forth in said Final Judgmen to-wit:

LOT 12, BLOCK 2052, PORT
LABELLE UNIT 2, A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 60,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
Dated at LABELLE Florida, this 2nd
day of February, 2610.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
BY: /S/ MILLER
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa, Flonda 33618
09-130466
345558 CN 2/11,18/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
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.
WITNESS 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 accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should, no
later than seven (7) days prior, con-
tact the Clerk of the Courts 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


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 Informabon
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 oi
social security numbers and other identity information.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision wil
create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except
for the costs of prinbng and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Boarc
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-
bon regarding the statement of esbmated regulatory costs, or to provide z
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 tc
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 oi
this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public
hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. 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 b)
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 intc
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 ai
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 o
the proposed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent o
Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S.
344988 CN 2/4,11,18; CB 2/18/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 10CA39
MARY IDA CROMWELL,
Plaintiff
vs.
FLORIDA HENDRY LAND, INC., and
any unknown party, natural or corpo-
rate, including any unknown natural
person, the unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or oth-
er parties claiming by, through, un-
der or against any unknown person,
not known to be dead or alive, and
any unknown corporation or other le-
gal entity, dissolved or existing, for-
eign or domestic, including
corporabons not known to be dis-
solved or exisbng, and the unknown
assigns, successors in interest trus-
tees, or any other party claiming by,
through, under, or against FLORIDA
HENDRY LAND, INC., and any group,
firm, enbty, or persons who operate
or do business, or have operated or
done business, in Florida, and all
claimants under any of such parties,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: FLORIDA HENDRY LAND, INC.
c/o its registered agent,
Joel B. Hendry
1585 NE Darlich Avenue
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
and
3389 Sheridan Street #438
Hollywood, FL 33021
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for reformation of deeds has been
filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on William
R.H. Broome, plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Suite 207, 2465
Mercer Avenue, West Palm Beach,
Florida 33401 on or before March
12, 2010, and file the original with
the clerk of this court, either before
service on plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter, otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or pebtion.
DATED on February 4, 2010.
Joe Flint
As Clerk of the Court
BY: Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
346019 GCD 2/11,18/10




Public Notic




16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 11, 2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I, LLC holder of the following
:ertlficate, 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
1168 2007 1-14-44-32-A00-0270-0100 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 cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
;cribed 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 APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I, LLC holder of the following
:ertificate, 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
1, 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-
;cribed 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
:ertificate, 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:
CERT. 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
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.
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
:ertificate, 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
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-
er 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 cerbficate shall be redeeed according to law, the property de-
;cribed 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
343572 CN 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:
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 Court
Hendry County, Florida
343584 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:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1059 2007 1-13-44-32-AOO-0232-0000 ELDIS M. VERDAZCO
The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quar-
ter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one quarter of Section
13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to
an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof, Also known as
Tract No. 5533, 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
343603 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-001374
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Plaintiff
vs.
LUIS ANGULO, ET AL
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following Defendant(s):
ARNALDO MARQUEZ ANTONIA PEREZ
(LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) (LAST KNOWN ADDRESS)
415 TEBOL ST 455 S. ROMERO ST
CLEWISTON, FL 33440 CLEWISTON, FL 33440
AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ARNALDO MARQUEZ, IF ANY ANTONIA PEREZ, IF ANY
(LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) (LAST KNOWN ADDRESS)
20746 NW 41st AVE RD 415 TEBOL ST
CAROL CITY, FL 33055 CLEWISTON, FL 33440
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property:
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF NORTHEAST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION
25, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO A CANAL EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS
THE NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF AND SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT
FOR INGRESS EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE
WEST 30 FEET THEREOF, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 609, IN MONTU-
RA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION.
1963 WOLVERINE MOBILE HOME
VIN#GAW1729
TITLE #1289726
Street Address: 415 TREBOL STREET,
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33245
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz,
PA., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 800 Corporate Drive, Suite 500,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334 on or before March 15, 2010, a date which is
which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in
the THE CLEWISTON NEWS and file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you a person with
a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain as-
sistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee, La-
Belle, FL 33935, Phone No. (941) 335-2299 within 2 working days of your
receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V)
(Via Florida Relay Services).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 2nd day of February,
2010.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
339857 CN 11/26;12/03/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I, LLC holder of the following
certificate, has filed said 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
1207 2007 1-15-44-32-AOO-0147-0000 Carlos Mato
The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-
quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Sec-
tion 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Sub-
ject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof Also
known as Lot No. 2540 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivi-
sion.
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
343605 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:
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 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


1 INVITATION TO BID
BID # 2010-1
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
MAINTENANCE OF CANALS
1.1 Public Notce is hereby given that sealed bids for the above references
Bid # 2010-1 Central County Water Control District Maintenance
of Canals will be received by the Board of Central County Water Contro
District (hereinafter referred to as "CCWCD", "OWNER," and "DISTRICT")
at the District Manager's Office at the following address:
Central County Water Control District
475 S. Cabbage Palm Street
Clewiston, Florida 33440
until 2:00 p.m. local time on Monday, Febmary 22 2010, for fur
fishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Invi
station to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid Form, Construction Contract
Detailed Specifications and Attachments which comprise the Bid Docu
ments. Such work includes the mechanical cleaning of District canals. Im
mediately following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids
all bid proposals which have been submitted in accordance with the con
ditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any AddendZ
issued in relaton to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud
Bidders may attend the bid opening. Bidder is responsible for the delivery
of bid, and bids received after the specified dav and time will nol

1.2 A pre-bid meeting shall be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February
11, 2010, at the District office located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street
Clewiston, Florida.
1.3 The work made the subject hereof is described in the bid documents tl
tled Bid # 2010-1 Central County Water Control District Mainte-
nance of Canals copies of which may be obtained from Rock
Enterprises, Inc., 180 N. Bridge Street, Suite B, LaBelle, Florida, 33935, or
from Central County Water Control District, 475 South Cabbage Palm
Street, Clewiston, Florida 33440, for the non-refundable sum of $25.00
For additional information you may contact Carolyn Hester, CCWCD Man-
ager, at 863-983-5797, or Rock Aboujaoude, District Engineer, al
863-612-0011.
1.4 Each bid must be submitted in duplicate on the prescribed bid form anc
accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Boarc
of CCWCD, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bic
amount. All subcontractors shall be declared on a separate form.
1.5 The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and bme of bid opening
Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance for a period of forty-fivE
(45) calendar days after the date of bid opening, but no bidder may with
draw his Bid for a period of forty-five (45 calendar days after the ate oi
bid opening.
1.6 In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all l-
censes and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regular
tions and ordinances.
1.7 Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein
the District will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determinE
the performance record and ability of the apparent low bidder to perform
the size and type of work specified under this Invitation to Bid. Upon re
quest, the Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary b)
the District to evaluate the bidder's qualifications. The District reserves
the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and qualified bidder
based on available funding.
1.8 The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or with-
out cause, and/or accept bids that in it's judgment will be in the best in-
terest of the DISTRICT, and the District specifically reserves the
right to reject all bids and proceed to accomplish its objective
without awarding any contract pursuant to this invitation ThE
District also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for
a period of bme which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond
ninety (90) calendar days from the bid opening date during which timE
the District at its sole discretion may release the bid security.
DATED this day of, 2010.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ATTEST:
By: Benito Alvarez, Chairman
Carolyn Hester, Manager
345645 CB/CN 2/11,18/10


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
824 2007 1-28-43-31-AOO-0048-0000 Nawshad Chowdhury
The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest
one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Secbon 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-
NEER PLANTATION.
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. Butiel
Clerk ofCircuit Couri
Hendry County, Florid


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INVITATION TO BID SPECIAL NOTICE
FLORIDA DIVISION OF FORESTRY
Sealed bids will be received by the City of Moore Haven at City Hall, Atten-
ton: Seawall Bids, 299 Riverside Dr. SW, Moore Haven, FL 33471 until Pursuant to Florida statutes chapter 590.125, be advised that the FLORIDA
Wednesday March 3rd 2010 at 2:00. The Bids will be opened immediately DIVISION OF FORESTRY will be conducting fuel treatment (control burning,
following the bid submittal deadline at City Hall. mowing or chopping) in selected parcels in the following designated areas
during the period November 1, 2009 December 1, 2010. These treatments
The project is titled Marina Concrete Seawall. The work consists of con- are for reducing the fire occurrence hazard and to establish fuel continuity
structing approximately 434 linear feet of concrete seawall and repairs to breaks.
any damage to existing paved road, driveway repairs and other associated
work. Township 42 Range 29 Sections-32
Township 43 Range 28 Sections-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,
All materials furnished and all work performed, shall be in accordance with 16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,27,28,29,30 anid 31
the plans, specifications, and contract documents pertaining thereto, which Township 43 Range 29 Sections-1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,
may be examined at the office of Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc., 850 16,17,18,19,20,21,23,24,25,26,27,28,33 and 34
West Ventura Avenue, Post Office Box 1029, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The Township 43 Range 30 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,
documents, plans, and blank forms may be obtained from this office for a 16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,32,33,34,35 and 36
NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $25.00 per set. Township 43 Range 31 Sections-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,
16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,27,28,33,34 and 35
A certified check or cashier's check on a National or State Bank or a bid Township 43 Range 32 Sections-6,7,18,19,20,29,30,31 and 32
bond in a sum not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, Township 43 Range 32 Sections-7,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,
made payable to the City of Moore Haven, shall accompany each bid as a 16,17,18,20,21,22,23,24,25 and 26
guarantee that the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after Township 44 Range 28 Sections-6,7,18,19,30 and 31
opening of the bids, and in the even the contract is awarded to the bidder, Township 44 Range 29 Sections-4,9,14,15 and 16
he will enter into a contract and furnish the required performance and pay- Township 44 Range 32 Sections-13,14,15,22,23,24,25,26,27, 34,35
ment bonds, failing which, he shall forfeit the bid deposit as liquidated dam- and 36
ages. The performance and payment bonds shall be executed by a fully Township 44- Range 33- Sections-5,6,7,8 west half of 18,19,29,30,
authorized surety, acceptable to the owner and licensed by the State of 31 and 32
Florida. Township 45 Range 29 Sections-8,9,16,17,20,21,26,27,28,29,32,33,34
and 35
The owner reserves the right to hold all bids for sixty (60) days and to re- Township 48 Range 33 Secbon-9
ject any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and
informalites, or to accept the bid which in its judgment best serves the If your real property is not located in the designated areas above, you need
owner. not concern yourself with this matter. Otherwise if you should have any ob-
jections or questions, please direct them to the:
City Manager, Frank Thomas
City of Moore Haven, Florida FLORIDA DIVISION OF FORESTRY
345929 GCD 2/11/10 10941 Palm Beach Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33905
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*3/2 Home 316 Avenida Del Rio $89K
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*Reducedl Melissa Rd. on lake $84.9K
*6650 Surrency Rd 5ac Mini Ranch $379.9K
*3/2 House 628 E. Ventura $84,000
*Short Sale 503 Pasadena $1 10K
*Executive Home Clewiston $300K
*503 Bowden Rd $69,000
*400 Circle Bank Forclosure
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*Roland Martin's Marina Condo $125K
*Bass n Sun, view canal $99K
*Bass n Sun Pool 1st floor $99K
*Bass n Sun Remodeled 1st floor $115K
*Sweet Lake Villas (3) available
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*Moore Haven 3/1 MH w/ 3 Lots
*Yacht Club canal lot 2 River $25K
*811 Renn Dr MHYC $99K
*Thatcher Blvd 3/2/1 car $123,900
MONTURA/PIONEER/LEDECA
*2.5 ac. Pioneer $19K
*Flaghole MH '02 w/ shed & pond $99K1
*1.25 acres $6,350
* SALE PENDING
*10 Acres, fenced, Free MH $90K
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*Clewiston Animal Clinic Lease/Own
*Margaret St. Duplex $105K
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* 3/2 MH on Merit St Screened Rrch & Private Fence. $69.9K
*3/2 on Haiti Ave. with Privacy Fence Asking $89K
2 Brand New 3/25 Lemnnar Town Homes, $179K
2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave. Each unit has 2/1 $224.9K
Country LivingOffCR 720. 2BD/2BA 1.25 Acres.
2/1 MH on Gratcon Rd. 1.37 Acres REDUCED to $59K
3/2 New CBS Home in Orchard Park. Asking $129K
2/1 Duplex on Alverdez Ave. $150K
2/2 Home on Deane Duff. $75K
S2/1 Home on Obispo Ave. $110K
-3/2 Mobile Home on Bowden Rd. $75K
S2/2 Home on Obispo Ave. $160K
S2/1 Home with 1/1 Efficiency $140K
2 3/2-1/2 Lake Shore Villa Ibwnhoxes. $90K
4/2 CBS on Del Monte. Newly Remodeled. $195K
2/1 Delia 'Tbias. Needs much TLC. Asking $15K
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*Riverfront 3/2 with Guest House REDUCED to $175K
*Riverfront 2/2 with Efficiency. REDUCED TO $90k
*Riverfront lot w/ Improvements. $ 100K
*3/2 MH. Yacht Club Way w/Garag Aslking $140K
-Lake Access 2/2 w/ Boat House. $219K
SLake Access, 2/2 on Clark Lane. $119K
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SHiighlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC. Parcels, Owner Finance
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Vacant Lot on Maryland Ave. $9K
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*3/2 Mobile Home. 2.5 Acres with Stable. $ 180K
*3/2 M.H. on Taft Blvd with add. acres $115K
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*14,279 Sq. Ft. Building on Hwy 27. $649K
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February 11, 2010


Religious columns


LOVE!
By Jackie Miller, Evangelist
First Christian Church
The month of February has long held special
meaning for sweethearts, husbands and wives,
families, and friends. It has ofen been referred to as
the LOVE MONTH, because our minds are drawn
toward an awareness of feelings for others, and we
make special efforts to express these feelings. Many-
a verse and lyric have been dedicated to LOVE. LOVE
is the central theme of the majority of the world's
music and poetry.
It has been said that LOVE is what makes the
world go round! However you feel about the state-
ment, you must admit that LOVE is a vital part of the
world. Without LOVE in the world, life here would
be virtually impossible. Everyone LOVES someone
or something, whether they wish to admit it or not,
even if it is only themselves. Can you imagine a
world without LOVE in it? Without LOVE, crime and
lawlessness would run rampant and we would not
be safe anywhere.
However, there is LOVE in the world! It was
placed here by the Master, the Creator, the Giver
of life and all that we have. The world was formed
as a result of LOVE. Mankind was created in LOVE.
Woman was created as a companion for man be-
cause of LOVE, and they were meant to LOVE on
another. If it weren't for LOVE the world would have
ceased to exist long ago, because God would not
have withstood man's treatment of Him. The LOVE
of God is what makes the world revolve! The word of
God came to man out of LOVE. Christ came to earth,
suffered and died for our sins, because of LOVE.
Christ established His Church out of LOVE. LOVE is
the strongest force for motivation in the world. Most
of the things which we undertake in our lives are a
result of LOVE. LOVE is the driving motivation force
behind Christianity.
LOVE is not to be limited to just our own fam-
ily, friends, or neighbors. LOVE is to be extended to
all men, regardless of their status, race or national
origin. LOVE is to be extended to friends, enemies,
acquaintances, strangers and to all people regardless
of their creed. We are to LOVE the world as Christ
did. By LOVING as He did we can lead men to Him.
LOVE NEVER FAILETH!
You can easily determine if you love God by read-
ing the following scriptures John 14:15; I John 2:5;
4:7-8, 20-21; 5:2-4; I Corinthians 13.

Thought for Valentine's Day:
Good and bad lovers
By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Hardly a week goes by and there isn't public-
ity about some famous person's infidelity. The tar-
nished images make media headlines and people
watch those celebrated fall from favor. In spite of
the warnings, poor examples or others and conse-
quences, difficulties to be faced, tragedies and suf
fearing; human beings keep on with errant behavior.
Ii. i. i, i...'What follows at times is healing; at other
times no healing takes place. Something I have rare-
ly, if ever, heard is when one person says to another
"You're a lousy lover!" Even at the worst of times,
this phrase is so "anathema" that nobody seems to
dare utter it! Yet, that's what it seems to be all about.
Well then, what is a "good lover?" The key qualities
of such a person are spelled out in a very famous
passage about love.
Saint Paul in his 13th chapter to the Corinthians
lays it all out. Love is patient, kind, not envious, not
boastful, not self seeking, not rude, not easily an-
gered, keeps no record of wrongs, rejoices in the


truth, protects, always trusts, always hopes, always
perseveres. He adds that if all of these things are
done "Love never fails (v.8)." Everything else will
fade away, and then Paul talks about "childish ways
(v.11)" and I think he is speaking to our human
imperfections, but concludes that when only faith,
hope and love remain; the greatest of them is love.
Well, I'd I"' Iu. i, ,i ._ i lover is an ideal; and
the problem with us being human beings is that
we're not perfect. What then? Love requires us to
work for that ideal; but recognizing that we're not
perfect and neither is our partner. The "wrongs" felt
or suffered; whether they be small or great, require
an understanding that I can't expect others to be
perfect and to meet all of my needs all of the time;
they're as human as I am.
But if I'm willing to do this, the possibility of
knowing the ideal love that transcends human frail-
ties and weaknesses can exist. That doesn't mean
that I have to tolerate or accept abuse or behavior
beyond what I would tolerate from some person on
the street and certainly from someone who is sup-
posed to "love" me; nor am I entitled to expect that
another will accept my childish, immature behavior
because they're supposed to do so (whoever said
so?"), but it means that I have to recognize that to
receive the joy, blessing, fulfillment, happiness that
true love brings I must continually work to make it
as perfect as I can, recognize my shortcomings, try to
grow and be mature.
Our being human makes love, true love very diffi-
cult at times; takes a lot of forgiveness, takes remind-
ers that in the midst of the most heated moments we
may be called to say "Hey, I'm on your side!" Come
to think of it, that's what God has said to us all by His
coming here and knowing us but loving us anyway.
That's love!

What have you done?
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I read about a man who, when meeting new
people, never asked the conventional question,
"What do you do for a living?" Instead he would ask,
"What have you done that you believe in and are
proud of?"
The man didn't really care how they answered;
he just wanted to put the thought in their minds. He
figured people should live their lives in such a way
that they could give a good answer not for him, but
for themselves. He was delighted by a woman who
answered, "I'm doing a good job raising three chil-
dren," and by a cabinetmaker who said, "I believe in
good workmanship and practice it."
You and I would say they need a good answer
not just for themselves, but for God. "What have
you done that you believe in and are proud of?" It's
a great question. Most of us will never be happy until
we find something important that we can give our
life to.
Geologists tell us that only 3 percent of the earth's
fresh water is on the surface in the form of rivers and
lakes. The other 97 percent remains as a huge sub-
terranean reservoir down below. The potentials of
human personality are much the same. The percent-
age that is on the surface is miniscule compared to
the vast majority underneath. So, how do we bring
to the surface the powers and possibilities the Cre-
ator has placed within each of us?
For me, it comes from following Jesus in much
the same way I water skied with my brothers grow-
ing up. Picture a slim athlete water skiing behind a
very fast boat. That wasn't me. Instead, picture a
boat towing a big log with a lot of drag. I did not
pop up like my brothers. My personal weight held
me down and I was towed for awhile before I finally
got up. The secret is to hold on tight and keep with
it, and eventually the resistance will give way and


you will glide over the troubled waters and waves
of life. I'm proud that I have held on very tightly to
my connection with Christ until the resistance I have
experienced in life has given way. I'm blessed that
friends have helped by lifting me up and lessoning
some of the drag.
Another thing that I have done that I believe in
and am proud of is that I have made Jesus the boat
of my life. The skier must follow the boat. Skiing
ahead of the boat or traveling in a different direction
than the boat doesn't work very well.
It works best if Jesus is out front, pulling, rather
than behind, pushing. It is best if both you and Je-
sus are traveling in the same direction. His direction.
Also, don't forget to hold on tightly; otherwise your
forward progress will stop and you will sink!


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The Glades County School Board
Will Hold A Public Hearing
On February 25, 2010 At 10:00a.m.
In The Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida
To Approve Proposed Policies Regarding
DROP, Personal Leave and
Teacher Recruitment
Copies f The Proposed Policies
Are Available By COntacting:
The Glades County Schoo District Supntend's Ofice
400 10th Street SW
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
(863)946-2083




February 11,2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Glades County Democrat 19


FEPA names Volunteer of the Year


Marie Chapman was awarded "Volunteer
of the Year Award" on Feb. 4 at the annual
Florida Emergency Preparedness Meeting in
Daytona Beach. Glades County Emergency
Management felt Marie's dedication and
love for the organization, county and citi-
zens needed to be recognized and nominat-
ed her for the award. Marie and her husband
Neal came to Daytona Beach on Wednesday
February 3rd and participated in the award
ceremony and business meeting on Feb. 4.
There were seven award categories at the
annual meeting.
"Marie has volunteered over 1,040 hours
in the past year, always willing to lend a help-
ing hand to Glades County. Marie has the ini-
tiative to attend a grant writing class so that
she can continue to help Glades County and
its citizens by writing and hopefully receiv-
ing new grant funds for new equipment or
building funds. She has been a wonderful
asset to the county providing needed help
and volunteering to make our county stron-
ger in this tough economical time. Marie has
attended several EM classes and participat-
ed in multiple drills and exercises. She also
tutors other volunteers with special needs.
"When Marie is asked to help she is always
there with a warm and beautiful smile on
her face."
Marie is a member of the Glades County
EM CERT team and has been helping her
husband Neal Chapman with the Fire Fight-
er 160 class in Glades County. There were
three classes a week and Marie kept a busy
schedule helping students, making copies,
helping out with the drills and hands on


practical's for the fire class.
This is the second year in a row that a
volunteer from Glades County has won this
award. Last year's winner was Thom Street,
Glades County HAM/RACES and SKYWARN
volunteer.
Congratulation Marie on a job well
done!!! You are a significant part of our
Glades County Public Safety Family and we
are so proud to have you as a part of our
TEAM!
If you would like to become a volunteer
for Glades County Public Safety please call


863-946-6020.We offer free classes in Glades
County. If you would like to be added to our
email advisory list please contact the same
number or email Angie Snow at asnow@
myglades.com or Tosha Reiss at treiss@
myglades.com please put in "add to advi-
sory list" in the subject line.
Glades County Emergency Management
also encourages any Public Safety, Law En-
forcement, and Government Employee or
volunteer to join FEPA at FEPA.org.


SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Presents our new
MOBILE VETERINARY CLINIC!!!
We will be at Tractor Supply in Clewiston
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
From 3pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
We now have a vaccine for the canine flu.
This disease killed 30 greyhounds at the
Bonita Track. It is an emergency that
you get your pet
vacdnatted now.
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FEPA's Volunteer of the Year Award, Marie Chapman.


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Hibiscus
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except in late fall and winter. Plants that are
adequately watered and fertilized before a
freeze do much better; and it helps to put
down blankets, cardboard, straw or mulch
on the ground if a freeze is expected.
These measures help hibiscus planted
in the ground. If they are in containers, they
can be brought indoors for cold weather,
but take care to not let them dry out. It can
be quite dry inside a warm house.
Curt Sinclair also cultivates butterflies;
and sells pupae to schools and customers
for weddings and funerals. Most butterflies
live about two weeks. He sees anywhere
from 100 to 2,000 butterflies emerge a week
at his greenhouse and nursery. Mr. Sinclair
mentioned it is best to get Florida breeding
stock if gardeners want to start a butterfly
garden. Butterflies like to feast on Mexican
sunflower, Mexican flame vine, pipe vine
and passion flowers.
"Butterflies grow on weeds," he said.
Adult butterflies like the nector, but cat-
erpillars consume the plants. Gardeners in
the audience also suggested milkweed. Curt
Sinclair has a small operation and he rec-
ommends that customers call to make an
appointment. For more information go to
his web site www.exotichibiscus.com. He
can be reached at 863-674-1902 or exotichi-
biscus@aol.com


INI/Nena Bolan
Curt Sinclair, Exotic Hibiscus in La-
Belle, was guest speaker at Glades
County Garden Club's meeting, Feb.
2. He is holding a windmill hibiscus
flower.

The next club meeting is March 2 at 10:30
a.m. under the city park pavilion in Moore
Haven.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
abolan@yahoo.com


eants will be held Feb. 20 at the Moore Ha-
ven High School Auditorium. Princess Pag-
eant 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 con-
testants are competing for a $500 scholar-
ship.

Glades Youth Athletics hosts
signups
Glades Youth Athletics will be holding
sign-ups for tee-ball, baseball and softball
on Saturday, Feb. 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.
No Recycling pick-up
There will be no recycling pick-up dur-
ing the February 19,2010 through March 1,
2010.


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Ar nments, and many others.
Arena The aluminum bleachers will seat about
1400 people and accommodates the handi-
Continued From Page 1 capped. The new structure can be seen at
Bronson Arena on Tenth Street near the
rest room. Eventually, the total cost of proj- Chalo Nitka Festival grounds in Moore Ha-
ects will be approximately $495,314. ven. For more information contact the front
Contractors, suppliers, and helpers in- office of the Doyle Conner Building at 863-
clude David's Concrete & Carpentry, Atlas 946-0244.
Kleen Soil, South Eastern Seating, Inc., Alvin Staff writer Nena Bolan can be reached at nen-
Ward, Woody Huff; county and city depart- abolan@yahoo.com


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20 Glades County Democrat


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


February 11, 2010




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