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Place of Publication: Moore Haven, Fla.
Moore Haven, Fla
Publication Date: December 30, 2010
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ARCHIVE PHOTOS
Coach Maurice Belser becoming the Moore Haven Terriers head football coach and Eighth grader Jordan Drayton being awarded the impressive Governor's Recognition Scholarship essay
contest are some of the front page highlights from this year's editions of the Glades County Democrat.


January
7 Glades/Hendry The Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office worked in coopera-
tion with the Glades County Sheriff's Office
for an investigation of illegal activities within
Glades County. Detective Sergeant M. Pepi-
tone was the GCSO operational case coor-
dinator
14 Sam Griffin, of Lakeport, gave a pre-
sentation, Jan. 8, at the 'Food For Thought'
program that is sponsored by Glades County
public library. Mr. Griffin spoke about the
commercial fishing and guiding that his
family did in the Clewiston and Moore Ha-
ven area of Lake Okeechobee starting from
1921.
21 A Moore Haven eighth grade stu-
dent, Jordan Drayton, was awarded an im-


pressive scholarship at the Glades County
School Board meeting, Jan. 14. The award
is an example of how good writing skills can
open doors for students who plan for their
education, career or lifetime challenges. The
scholarship is one of five Governor's Rec-
ognition Scholarships that is provided by
Florida Prepaid College Foundation.
28 This inland, river town celebrated a
ground breaking, Jan. 22, for its marina and
boat ramp ... A public-private partnership
contributed to the research and planning
needed to redevelop this historic town on
the Okeechobee Waterway.
February
See Review Page 12


Okee Bail Bondsman


Shot, Killed in Lakeport


Suspect Being Held Without
Bail
BY ERIC KOPP
INI Florida
A Lakeport man is being held in the
Glades County Jail without bond after he al-
legedly shot and killed an Okeechobee bail
bondsman.


Koty Cheyenne Lewis, 29, Red Barn
Road, was arrested Sunday, Dec. 26, by De-
tective Sergeant Ronnie Baker of the Glades
County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) on a charge
of first-degree murder.
Lewis is accused of killing Gordon Sulei-
man, the owner of All Over Bail Bonds. Mr.
Suleiman was helping a fellow Okeechobee
bail bondsman, Gregory James, find Lewis
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Glades at a Glance


Hot Rods and Hot Dogs
The South Central Florida Car Club will kick
off the 2011 Cruise in season with Hot Rods &
Hot Dogs in the Park. All area car enthusiasts are
invited to come out and show off their rides. We
will meet monthly at Baron Park from 5 p.m. 8
p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.
We welcome everyone to come out and enjoy
the these cars and trucks. We welcome all makes,
models, new, old and everything in-between. We
will be serving hot dogs with all the fixings, along
with hot and cold drinks.
Also the books are now open for early regis-
tralion for the Legends of the Road Super Cruise
and Show. This event will be held on Saturday
Feb. 26, 2011 during Swamp Cabbage.
If you can't make it on Tuesday, your are wel-
come to join us on the Third Wednesday of the
month at the Popeye's on St. Rd. 80 from 5 p.m.
- 8 p.m.
For more info please call 863-234-8343 or 863
674-0128.

Gospel Sing at the Big Barn
The Sunny South Trio will be performing at
the Swindle Farm in the big red barn at 7 p.m.
on Jan. 7.
The address is 7500 W U.S. 27. There will be
sign marking the location. For more information,
contact Judy at 863 983 7256.

Ladies Auxiliary
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4185 holds a
Tuesday night dinner each week. Members of the
Auxiliary volunteer to plan, prepare and serve the
meals.
The menu is different each week. All net pro-
ceeds benefit cancer aid and research, veterans
and their families, youth essay contests and com-
munity activities. Everyone in the community is
invited to eat in or take out.
Please call 863-983-9748 after 3 p.m. for the
menu, time of dinner and to place your order.
When: Every Tuesday.
Where: VFW Post 4185, 501 S. Francisco St.,
Clewiston

Bingo Night
Join us for bingo every Thursday at 7 p.m.
in St. Joseph Worker Parish Hall on Hwy. 27 in
Moore Haven. Playing bingo helps support St. Jo-
seph Food Pantry. St. Joseph Food Pantry is open
to residents of Glades County who are in need of
assistance every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Glades County Assistance
*The third Thursday of every month there is
a United Way House program in Moore Haven at
the Community Development Building.
The community can contact United Way 211
at 1-800-887-9234 for more information or to
know which agencies will be present.
*Also, the Glades County Community Services
Department has funds available to assist Glades
County residents with their electric bill. House-
holds must be within 150 percent poverty income
guidelines to qualify.
Clients may contact Erica at the Community
Services office, 863-946-6004, for an appoint-
ment.

Booker T. Washington

School Reunion
B.T.W School is pleased to announce their
third All Classes reunion on July 15-17, 2011.
Please save the date on your calendars and make
plans to attend.
It's time to meet again and enjoy, reminisce
and renew old friendships.
If anyone is interested in serving on the Re-
union Committee, please contact Nada Miles
Harrison at 863-425-5728. More details will be an-
nounced as the event draws near.

Glades County Woman's Club
Future 2011 plans on the club's agenda are
a Membership Tea/Luncheon on Jan. 22 at the
home of Donna Storter-Long.
This would be an excellent time for some-
one who would like to become a member to
contact a club member so she can attend, and
be informed are the goals of the Glades County
Woman's Club.
A prospective member must be sponsored by
a member of the club. They plan to participate
in the Ortona Cane Grinding Festival in February.
Their annual Fashion Show and Luncheon will be
on Feb. 19 at the M RV Resort clubhouse.
The club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thurs-
day of the month at the Westergaard House.

Fraternal Order of Eagles

#4523
Located at 101 Avenue J, Moore Haven would
like to share our activities with members and
friends.
*Monday's Chief Night (public invited)
*Tuesday's Bingo 7 p.m. (open to the pub-
lic)
Thursday's Auxiliary membership drive
*Friday's Steak Dinners 5 p.m. (open to the


public)
Saturday Race day 2 p.m.
*Sunday Morning Breakfast 7-11 Donations
go to the Children Hospital (open to the public)
Meetings: Men Aerie first and third Wednes-
days 7 p.m.
Lady Auxiliary first and third Thursdays 7:30
p.m. Aeries opens at 10 a.m. For information or
applications call 863-946-1523 or stop by for a
visit. Join to help others.
The Eagles are hometown builders who sup-
port police, firefighters, and others who protect
and serve.
The group helps raise money for local com-
munities.

VFW Post #9528
Located at 29012 E Hwy. 78, Buckhead Ridge
would like to know area residents of their activi-
ties. Post opens at 11 a.m. daily. Taking applica-
tions for new members for the VFW Ladies Auxil-
iary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies
Auxiliary
*Mondays: Washer Pitch 1 p.m.
*Wednesdays: VFW AMVETS, Ladies, Mens
Auxiliary, Ladies AMVETS Dinner at 5:30 p.m.
*Thursdays: Bar bingo at 12:45 p.m., lunch is
available
Friday: Steak, pork or fish dinners served
with baked potato, salad and rolls from 5:30 to
7 p.m.
-*Saturdays: Game night, LRC, close the box,
Wii
*Sundays: 5 card Bingo at 5:15 p.m. with
shrimp baskets, $5 donation
Meeting dates and times: VFW every second
and fourth Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Male Auxil-
iary every third Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Ladies
Aux. and AMVET Ladies every second Tuesday
at 10 a.m. and AMVETS every first Saturday at 10
a.m. Contact Commander Gordon Bruens at 863-
467-2882.

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

Free services help elders
Center for Independent Living will be doing
outreach on a regular basis at the Moore Haven,
Clewiston, and LaBelle sites between the hours of


noon until 2:30 p.m.
Contact Tera or Linda at the Center for In
dependent Living at 941-766-8333 in Charlotte
County to find out the days that they will be avail-
able in those areas.

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

Tobacco Cessation Classes
New tobacco cessation classes have begun at
the Moore Haven Public Library from 5:30 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m.
Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is
provided by attending the classes.
Please contact Angelica Pena to register, or for
more information call 863-902-3019.

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December 30, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


A 'Celebration' for Teen Health


BY BRENDA BARNES
Hendry/Glades Health Departments
The mission of the Teen Health Center Pro-
gram is to create an environment for teens to
succeed. Youth ages 12 -19 are eligible to partici-
pate in the Teen Health Programs at Hendry and
Glades Counties Health Departments.
As a way to show appreciation and to cele-
brate the successes of the teens over the last year,
a dinner was held in their honor at the James
Singleton Building in LaBelle on December 18th.
Some of the Teen Center members helped with
the events of Iii ... ._.I guests were welcomed
by Keyrone Brown of LaBelle and introductions
were presented by Sar'Liesia Ford of Moore Ha-
ven.
An inspiring reading was presented by
Alquonne Brown of Clewiston and Jonteria John-
son of LaBelle gave the blessing of the food. This
gave the teens an opportunity to speak in front of
a crowd and help build their confidence.
The guest speaker of the evening was Lee
Pitts, the award winning host and executive pro-
ducer of the T.V talk show Lee Pitts Live. He cap-
tivated the audience with his inspiring stories and
life-lessons to encourage the teens that "life can
unexpectedly take you anywhere at any time, but
you have to believe in yourself." Lee, who is in
high demand on the speaking circuit, is a unique
success story in his own right.
He is an internationally renowned swim in-
structor and a bank vice president. He received
his Bachelors Degree in Business from Talladega
College and a Masters in Economics from Clark
Atlanta University. In 1994, he was selected to
Who's Who in African-American History. Ebony
magazine named him one of America's most
outstanding bachelors. He has received: NAACP
Image Awards, Hodge University Diversity Excel-
lence Award and the Southwest Florida Peoples
Choice Awards.
The motto for Lee Pitts Live is: 'Those who say


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it can't be done are usually interrupted by those
who are doing it."
Honorable guests of the evening were Janet
B. Taylor Commissioner, Hendry County, and
LaSheba Travis Teen Health Program Manager.
The dinner was prepared by Valerie Nelson of
Moore Haven.
Commissioner Taylor congratulated the teens
on their successes and thanked them for allowing
her to be a part of their celebration. LaSheba Tra-
vis said "We were honored to have Emmy-award
winning local talk show host, Mr. Lee Pitts and
Hendry County Commissioner Janet Taylor to cel-
ebrate the spirit of the holidays with us."
One goal of the Teen Health Center is to pro-
vide teens with health education, counseling, and
medical services in a confidential setting that en-
courages participation, involvement and learning.


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self expression, abstinence, risk of pregnancy,
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The Teen Health Center Program is excited
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(young adults) of Hendry and Glades counties
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2011 BeginningAt 7:00p.m. In The Glades
County School Board Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW, Moore Haven, Florida 33471
Approve Policy For Manual Physical
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Weather Forecast for Hendry, Glades and
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Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
74. Southeast wind around 11 miles per hour.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a
low around 60. East wind between 10 and 14
miles per hour, with gusts as high as 18 miles
per hour.


Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Breezy, with a east wind between 10 and 16
miles per hour, with gusts as high as 21 miles
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Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 62. Breezy, with a east wind around
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miles per hour.
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Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low
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Goodwill
The Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise proj-
ect, through Goodwill Industries of Southwest
Florida, has received a donation of over $1,500
from Florida Community Bank, a division of Pre-
mier American Bank, N.A.
The monies have been utilized to reimburse
recent MicroEnterprise graduates for their course
materials.
Michael Jordan, Vice President of Compliance
and Community Reinvestment Officer at Florida
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"Particularly in this economy, we're looking
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create new businesses and employment oppor-
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moderate income and/or other disadvantages to
start their own businesses. Program participants


complete a 10 week training course, made up of
weekly three-hour classes.
Mentors work directly with participants to help


these potential small business owners prepare a
business plan.
At the end of the program, some participants
may be eligible to receive microloans.
Program director Elliott Rittenhouse ex-
pressed his gratitude for the donation, and pre-
sented each of the MicroEnterprise graduates
with a reimbursement check as they received
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"We appreciate the i. i. ..-ir, and commu-
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Persons interested in the Southwest Florida
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6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 30, 2010


What A Bottle Feels Like When You Hurl It Out The Window


Local Business Caters to
Adrenaline Seekers

BY JUAN LOPEZ
Special to INI
"You are insane!"
This was the first thought that greeted me as
I awoke on the morning I went sky-diving. I had
always wanted to sky-dive but there had always
been something "more important" that I had to
do. I had no excuses that morning as I drove out
to Airglades Airport.
My stomach was doing somersaults as I got
within sight of the airfield. "Too much adrenaline.
I need to relax," I thought, barely hearing myself
think over the music I had blaring over of the ra-
dio. As I walked over to the hangar, my nervous-
ness... err ... excitement grew.
I entered the hangar to find a relaxed atmo-
sphere and comfy chairs and sofas on one side of
the hangar next to a group of lockers.
Workers were preparing the gear for the first
jumps of the day. I came to find out that they do
at least 20 jumps per day.
On the other side of the hangar was the main
office, equipment rooms and an eating area with
a large grill, stove and other kitchen necessities.
OK, not intimidating.
I met with Rick Hornsby, owner/operator of
Sky Dive Adventures, and his staff got me set up
and ready to meet the person I would be doing
my first sky-dive with. They told me it would be a
tandem jump and I would have no chute. Admit-
tedly, this bothered me.
My first jump would also be recorded by Dan,
the skydiving camera-man. His gear can capture
stills and video. In order to take stills while div
ing, the camera's shutter button is laced through
his helmet and is kept in the corner of his mouth
which he activates by moving his tongue. I found
this interesting and distracting as I waited.
The person I would be jumping with was Da-
vid Cole. A relaxed and joking sky-diver who lost
count as to how many jumps he's done.
"I stopped counting around 5,000 jumps and
that was five or six years ago," he casually shared
as he was strapping the harness on me.
As the harness was being tightened, so was
my stomach. "I can't believe I'm going to jump
out of a perfectly sound aircraft," I thought out
loud.
At that moment, Dave looked at me with a dis-
turbing smile on his face and said "Ah, man there
is no such thing as a perfectly sound aircraft."
He then went back to checking my harness
and tightening the straps. Great. As if I wasn't
thinking enough about what could wrong once I
was out of the plane. Now the aircraft?
After he was done putting the harness on me,
he asked me to make sure to "check myself" be-
fore we got on the plane. I looked at him for a
moment and then realized what he meant.
The leg straps run along the inside of one's
thighs. For a guy, this could mean serious trouble
when the chute deploys.
"In other words man, check to make sure that
all the furniture is in the same room." I laughed
but I did check.
Dave put on his gear as I watched a group of
elder sky-divers and two students waiting by the
hangar entrance. They were talking, as casual as
ever. The scene reminded me of children waiting
at a bus stop.
My mind was snapped back to reality when
the aircraft we would be riding in, revved up its


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The view of the world at 14,000 feet.

engines and waited for us to board.
There were eight of us jumping that day. We
all entered and strapped in. The straps would stay
on until after we were safely away and climbing
to our designated altitude of 14,000 ft.
As we climbed, Dave distracted me and I was
able to relax and joke with the other divers in our
group.
The view was amazing. From the height we
reached I could see the city of Okeechobee to the
north, Pahokee, Belle Glade and South Bay to the
east, Moore Haven to the west and Clewiston was
plain as day under Lake Okeechobee.
I was told that on drier days one can see the
Gulf of Mexico. I noticed that the temperature
was getting colder as we gained altitude. There is
a two degree difference per 1,000 feet.
So, when we reached our target altitude, it
was around 64 degrees. I had decided to jump
with shorts on; which is perfectly fine for a sum-
mer jump but a winter one? Smart. But, in my
defense, I was nervous that morning.
Finally, the moment came. Having reached
14,000 ft. and, already fully connected to Dave's
jump harness for our tandem, we readied our
selves to jump.
We waddled our way to the opening and af
ter a three-count we were out and somersaulting
through the sky. We straightened out and I got a
clear, firsthand view of the world below me.
It was at that point that I realized something
Dave had told me while we were gearing up.
"When diving, you don't have the feeling that
you're falling. It's like you're driving down the
road and you a throw a bottle out the window.
You're the bottle."
A minute went by quickly and we deployed
the chute at 6,000 ft. Dave helped me ease the
straps so I could be in a sitting position as we
slowly floated back down to earth. Then, to my
surprise, Dave let control the chute for abit.
He kept his hands on the line but he let me


control our direction. Now, the nervousness
came back and thoughts of spiraling out of con-
trol danced through my head. What can I say, I
have a very active imagination.
Dave retook control as we came in to touch
down on the airfield.
"Don't look at the ground as we come in,"
yelled Dave. "You'll get the feeling of sticking out
your legs too soon and you break them." Check.
Thank God I have insurance. We landed just fine.
As Dave was gathering his chute, he asked,
"Nothing to it, right?"
Still coming of my endorphin high, I was a lit-
tle slow in saying, "Yeah, and now I'm hungry."
"There was nothing to it at all," I thought as
Dave and I walked back to the hangar so we
could take this gear off and see the video of the
jump. While watching the video I couldn't help
but say to myself that I'm hooked now.
Great ... now I want to go again.


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Alberto Jesus Ramirez, 84
CLEWISTON Alberto Jesus Ramirez, 84, of
Clewiston, passed away Dec. 27, 2010, in Cle-
wiston.
He was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Cuba, the son of
the late Alberto J. and the late Myrtle (Geifers)
Ramirez. He was raised by his father and step-
mother Sofia Ramirez.
He was a Farmer-Real Estate Broker. He was a
member of Saint Margaret Catholic Church in
Clewiston. He proudly served in the United
States Navy. He was a member of the Clewiston
Lions Club for many years.
Survivors include one son, Albert J. Ramirez
Jr. of Ocala; four daughters, Tica Rivas of Cle-
wiston, Graciela Swindle of Clewiston, Sofia Kir-
stein of Clewiston; two sisters, Mirta Berry of
Rome, Ga., Lidia Everett of Miami; grandchil-
dren, Joanie Swindle, Jamie Swindle Lester, Ni-
cole Rivas, Christina Ramirez, Kyle Kirstein,
Jessica Ramirez, Kevin Ramirez; and great-
grandchildren, Jason Pagan and Jenna Lester.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Belkys
S. Ramirez.
Funeral liturgy will be held Thursday Dec. 30,
2010, at 2 p.m. in Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 438
E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston with Father Mar-
cial Garcia officiating. Interment will be in
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation will
be Thursday hour prior to service at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.

Moraima Moreno, 75
CLEWISTON Moraima Moreno, age 75, of
Clewiston, passed away Dec. 17, 2010, in Cle-
wiston.
She was born May 11, 1935 in Cuba, the
daughter of the late Alberto Freire and the late
Maria (Santos) Freire.
Survivors include her husband, Jose Ibietator-
remendia of Clewiston; and sons, Luis G. More-
no and Edward P. Moreno.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 21,
2010, 10 a.m. at Saint Margaret's Catholic
Church in Clewiston with Father Juan Lorenzo
officiating. Interment followed in Ridgelawn Ce-
metery, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.





December 30, 2010


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Enjoy New Year's with These Safety Tips d E.


BY PAT DOBBINS
Hendry/Glades Health Department
New Year's Eve marks the annual celebration
of bidding farewell to the past year and welcom-
ing the 365 days ahead. Enjoy the party, but cel-
ebrate safely, using these tips.
It is imperative that drivers be on high alert
when driving during New Year's Eve. As well,
after that midnight celebration, designated driv
ers should pay close attention to their rear view
mirror and take extra precaution at intersections.
Being sober on New Year's Eve doesn't guarantee
that the other driver is. Many cities have red light
cameras and photo radar but these systems will
not slow down a drunk driver. If erratic driving
is observed, contacting local authorities may pre-
vent someone from becoming a statistic.
Have a Plan for New Year's Eve Safety: Before
the New Year's Eve party starts, it is everyone's
responsibility to plan how they will get home
safely.
Assign a designated driver.
*Travel to and from the party by using a cab.
Sleep over at the home of the party host.
*Ask a sober family member to drop off and
pick up.
Travel with a party bus that drives right to the
front door.
If someone doesn't have a plan and indulges
in alcohol, they can call AAA's Tipsy Tow service,
which will help them get home safely with their
vehicle in tow. To check whether the service is
available in a particular region on a specific holi-
day weekend, dial 1-800-AAA HELP (1-800-222-
4357). Think about food safety: Every party host
is used to planning an attractive display of their
party's food and beverage. In addition to creat-
ing an inviting food spread, the hostess of a New
Year's Eve party owes it to their guests to be sure
that the food they serve is safe. To avoid illness,
follow these tips:
*Wash hands before, during and after food
preparation.
Don't handle or touch animals before or dur-


ing cooking.
Cook meats and eggs thoroughly.
*Thoroughly clean/wash utensils and cut-
ting boards after cutting raw meats before using
again.
Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under run-
ning water before serving.
Keep hot foods hot [ 140F or above] and cold
foods cold [40F or below].
Be smart about flames and fireworks. Flames
and alcohol are dangerous. When planning for a
party, consider the fact that after a few hours, a
portion of their guests will be feeling invincible,
full of alcohol-inspired energy, and moving clum-
sily. Plan accordingly by:
*Nixing the real candles. Instead of burning
real candles at a New Year's Eve party, use 11- i.
operated candles for safe, ambient lighting.
Keeping fireplace, heaters and fire pit flames
under control. Use safety screens at all times and
make sure seating is at a safe distance from the
flame.
*If fireworks are part of the plan, ensuring
that the individuals shooting off the fireworks are
sober and observe safe handling. As well, make
sure the inebriated guests aren't too close to the
show. It's recommend to always check with the
local authority regarding the prevailing laws be-
fore using fireworks.
Keep an eye on your cash and credit cards. If
you choose to celebrate New Year's Eve at a pub-
lic place, exercise caution with cash and credit
cards during the evening. Alcohol tends to alter
rational thinking and wallets can be easily lifted
or dropped. Never leave wallets or purses unat-
tended. A tab can be set up with a credit card and
the credit card locked in the car, handed to a des-
ignated driving friend, or kept in a money belt or
body wallet.
By using these tips, this New Year's Eve cel-
ebration just might start off the new decade for
everyone in the right direction: Safely, in good
health and without incident! Here's wishing ev-
eryone a safe and prosperous 2011!


Lake Okeechobee Weekly Fishing Report


BY MARK KING

Hope everyone had a great Christmas with
family and friend, I know I did. The cold weath-
er is still affecting Lake Okeechobee and South
Florida with slower fishing days than I would like.
That's not to say that we are not catching bass it
just means that we have to work a little harder for
the fish we are catching.
The water temperatures start out in the low to
mid-50 degree range in the morning and then get
up to the 60-degree range by late afternoon, but
we could sure stand for it to stay in the mid six-
ties to get the bass really fired up. The water level
has remained around 12.54 feet above sea level
all week so just maybe they won't let a lot more
out of the lake for a few months.
The bass that we did catch this past week
were on wild shiners for live bait and on jerkbaits
and shakey head worm rigs for artificial lures. We
actually caught more on artificial lures in the cold
water than we did on the wild shiners.
When the water gets cold the bass here on
Lake Okeechobee are not really in the eating
mood but if you fish a bait by them like a jerkbait
or lipless crankbait you will often get a reaction
strike. On sunny days I like to use chrome col-
ored jerkbait or lipless crankbait but on cloudy
days gold or white colored bait works best. The
other lure that worked good for me this week


was a shakey head jig rigged with a straight tailed
worm.
I like to use /4 ounce Gambler Giggy Head jigs
with the 5/0 hook size with a Gambler Sweebo
worm, the 5/0 hook is just right here on Okeecho-
bee to get a good hook set on bigger fish. The bite
was barely detectable and a,. i, .. i .. rod like
the Deep South "Mark King" Shakey Head rod did
the trick, I also like to fish fluorocarbon line with
this rod.
With the wind blowing so hard this week it
has been almost impossible to fish the outside
grass line so the rim canal and dynamite holes
produced most of the fish that my clients caught.
The key this week was to fish slow and thorough-
ly in an area before I moved on to another. The
water in most of the dynamite holes and some of
the rim canal was very clean and that seemed to
be another key to locating bass this past week.
The crappie bite seems to be picking up with
the colder water temperatures we have been ex-
periencing the past couple weeks. Places like Un-
cle Joe's canal, rim canal, and Harney Pond canal
have been the better areas to fish. Jigs and min-
nows seem to both be working well; the choice
is up to you. Happy New year to everyone and I
hope to see you on the water soon.
Capt. Mark King is a full time guide out of world
famous Roland Martin's Marina and Resort in
Clewiston Florida. Give him a call at 863-677-
0983 or go to www.markkingfishing.com.


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RELIGION COLUMNS


The Eternal "Now"!
BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST
First Christian Church
The New Year holiday is chiefly a secular one,
merely the starting date for a calendar set up by
man for his own convenience. But as a milestone
in a life given to us by a loving Father, the day is
one that is well deserving of prayerful meditation
and thought.
There is nothing really new about this New
Year we will be on January 1st what we were
on December 31st. For each person, the charac-
ter of our life on any given day is the sum total
of all our yesterdays with one important quali-
fication: At any given moment, with God's help,
we can change direction, steer, rather than drift!
Are we defeated by past mistakes, haunted by
past failures? If we dwell on them, we will repeat
them. Are we convinced that these failures were
the fault of others? If so, there will be little or no
incentive to take personal inventory, to look with-
in for the source of our difficulty.
But what if we refuse to hold memories of past
mistakes in our consciousness? What if we recog-
nize and act on-the truth that right now we can
start fresh? And it is true if only we turn to Him for
guidance. Right now we are the sons of God, if
we have been born again, of water and Spirit, as
surely as we shall ever be. He is our genuine spiri-
tual identity. We have only to claim what He has
already freely given us. On New Year's day- or
any other day- we can decide to live now, rather
than in a dead yesterday or an uncertain tomor-
row. And when we do, we will see that His genu-
ine eternal now is all that we ever have or need!

Sharing In Revelations And
Resurrection
BY REV SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+
Saint Martin's Church
My calendar tells me we have come to the end
of the first decade in the 21st century. Someone
said the 20th century was the century of physics
and the 21st century will be a century of genet-
ics. Already, new approaches are being taken to
old illnesses through genetic science, stem cell
research, and other innovations make life better. I
chalk it up to God's revelation.
The Lord who spoke to His "sheep" gave a
promise that "I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full (John 10:10)." That promise
of salvation applies not only to the life beyond;
but this life is something special in God's eyes,
too. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are but
a few hours away; and in spite difficulties, human
beings make progress. One of the things I enjoy
most is sharing in resurrectionss." I am happy
when I can restore something that used to work
but no longer works, and put it back into service.
Recently, I visited a gathering of radio amateurs
one morning. There, on one of the sale tables,






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was a radio chassis with a bag of parts beside it.
I recognized the radio by the configuration of
switches and knobs. The bag beside it contained
dials and a few other parts that belonged to it.
The owner observed my interest; I remembered
rebuilding ("resurrecting") one of these radio re-
ceivers a few years back. I still had the technical
information and diagrams to guide me. Then I
debated with myself about what would be a fair
price. When the owner came up with an offer
of half that amount, I found myself opening my
wallet and gathering up my "lost" radio. I know
it can be "saved." It will come to life once again;
replacement of some dried-out parts, check-
ing the circuits, finding tubes that work or that I
can substitute for the original ones; replacing a
torn speaker with one saved from another radio.
I begin to see what God must see when one of
us finds our way after being lost; someone who
decides to make a go of something that is failing;
people who reinvents themselves after one disas
ter or another.
It will not happen all at once. It will take time
to test the parts in place, to find the right replace-
ments, to look for other components to substitute;
but it will happen. The first step has been taken;
the radio was not "lost" it has possibilities. Now
we are at another moment in our lives. The cal-
endar closes out one year, but another opens up
with all sorts of possibilities, if we will see them.
God will continue to "resurrect"; through His
revelation, through our being open, through our
keeping on in knowing that it is His will that we
be saved. New Years-a time to affirm God's gift of
life, to use it and rejoice in His message of salva-


tion for us and then acting on it.
Think about this: If this should be the last year
that I shall know on earth, I would not want to
spent it in carelessness and myrrh. I would each
passing moment glorify my Lord, That I might
know Him better and feed upon His Word. I
would be more in earnest seeking for the lost, As
one redeemed by Jesus, bought at such a cost. I
would grow ever like Him, whose name I have
confessed; I would be more compassionate to
those who are distressed. And this may be my last
year, I cannot tell for sure; But I would live as if it
were, His "Well done" to secure.

He Has Come
BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS
First United Methodist Church
It was a cold December afternoon. Rain mixed
with snow splashed against the windshield. All
day Jerry and Jim had been delivering Christmas
boxes to families, many of which would receive
nothing else ii, o ., Fi i Christmas. Only one box
remained, and the weather was getting worse.
The address on the card meant a long drive
beyond the city limit. "What do you think?" Jim
asked. Jerry knew what Jim was thinking. Why
drive way out in the country when they could
give this last box to someone closer and soon be
home? It was a tempting thought. Jim, however,
answered his own question, "Well, let's give it a
try. If we can't find the place, we can always come
back and give the box to someone else."
The rain was pouring down when they
reached the address on the card. The old framed
farm house had once been an elegant place, but


now the farm was gone and the house deterio-
rated.
They huffed and puffed, slipped and slid as
they carried the box up the damp red clay hill.
Climbing up the farm house steps, they glimpsed
the face of a small boy at the window, who an-
nounced their arrival with shouts of excitement,
"They're here, Grandma, they're here!"
The door opened and an elderly woman with
grey hair pulled back in a bun greeted them. She
was drying her hands with a dishtowel and ex
plained t them that she and her grandson were
all that was left of her family. The father and
mother had divorced and gone their separate
ways, leaving the little boy for Grandma to raise.
"I told you, they would come," a child's voice
said from behind her. A little boy with black hair
and bright dark eyes rushed to the box and began
pulling at the goodies inside.
She continued, "I'm so glad you came. He
was up early this morning looking for you. He sat
by that window all day. I wasn't sure you would
come and tried to prepare him in case of disap-
pointment. But he just said, 'Don't worry, Grand-
ma, I know they will come.'"
In a sense, the little boy was speaking for all
Christianity. A thankful people, more than one bil-
lion of us around the world, pause for a few mo-
ments at Christmastime and proclaim, "We knew
He would come."
The prophet Isaiah, speaking on behalf of
God, promised it over two thousand years ago,
"For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given, and
the government will be on His shoulders. And He
will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
F i hi.._: Father, Prince of Peace." And He has
come, just as promised.


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December 30, 2010









Weather Decimates Winter Crops


Cold yet to release grasp of ,:
the area


BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA
INI Florida
First farmers wanted to wish the cold away.
Now they hope the cold still stick around a little
longer.
An initial cold two weeks ago had farmers
worried about their outlook. Subsequent freeze
events have them shaking their head in disbelief.
"It's cumulative. We had a lot of damages last
week and had some more last night," said Gene
McAvoy, Hendry County extension director at the
University of Florida said. "It is significant."
The agent reported lows of around 26 degrees,
with the possibility of colder pockets at individual
groves and farms. A total of nine hours of below-
freezing temperatures were recorded south of
Lake Okeechobee.
According to Mr. McAvoy, the five-county area
in Southwest Florida, which includes Hendry
County, sustained an estimated $197 million in
losses from the December weather, with vegeta-
bles and sugarcane taking the hardest hit.
"If you look around, it's not green anymore.
The fields of green are now fields of yellow," said
Barbara Miedema, with the Sugar Cane Growers
Co-op in Belle Glade.
Miedema reported an energized shift toward
harvesting as much of the damaged cane as pos-
sible, but noted that the refinery's capacity to pro-
cess the product limits that directive.
"We're going out earlier in the morning, and
working later in the evening to grind a little bit
more cane," said Ms. Miedema.


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Farmers are hoping that temperatures will stay
cooler, since a return to hot and humid tempera-
tures would devastate the product. Cooler tem-
peratures would "refrigerate" the product long
enough for companies to harvest the damaged
plant. The window of time is between 30 to 40


days to harvest damaged sugarcane.
At U.S. Sugar in Clewiston, managers are still
busy estimating what their losses will be.
"We've now had three separate prolonged
freeze events and so most of the cane we have


had widespread frost and frozen stalk," reported
Judy Sanchez, U.S. Sugar's director of corporate
communications.
How much the weather will affect the com-
pany's bottom line remains to be seen. As far as
jobs are concerned, Ms. Sanchez said, the com-
pany i m,;, i. -i'i planning any changes.
"We have to harvest that sugarcane just like
we would if it was 100 percent healthy," she said,
explaining that the company will "produce less
sugar this year than we had estimated."
Although less product will be available for dis-
tribution, the very nature of the event as well
as weather impacts around the world will en-
sure that sugar prices will go up, tempering the
losses for the companies; but to what degree is
not known.
One other looming question affecting the sug-
arcane operations is whether the seed stock is
sufficient to carry over into next year's crop. With
whole stocks of cane suffering from the freeze
damage, farmers hope there is enough viable
seed to plant future product, said Ms. Miedema.
Ms. Sanchez said this week's freezes hit some
of the fields that had survived earlier that the com-
pany was planning on using as seed cane.
Despite the hope for more temperate weather,
farmers still would notwant a repeat of this month
in January. Some farmers, including Hundley
Farms in Belle Glade, suffered major losses as a
result of the weather. In some cases, entire crops
were wiped out.
"When you get a freeze, you might freeze
the top 18 inches of the plant off. When you get
another one, it takes another six or eight inches
until, finally, there's nothing left. You can't kill
twice," said Mr. McAvoy.


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Letter to the Editor


In Defense
The following is in response to two edi-
torials that appeared in the Hendry-Glades
Sunday News of October 31, 2010 dealing
with issues pertaining to the Port LaBelle
Community Development District (PL-
CDD) and the Barron Water Control District
(BWCD). The account of the PLCDD points
to alleged inadequacies in the actions of its
Board, its: "Lopsided and mysterious bud-
get", and the unbelievable $ 208,000 allocat-
ed to the administration and supervision of
an operation of: "Three landmowing guys."
He implies mismanagement of funds by the
General Manager and the PLCDD Board of
Supervisors.
The articles have issues with certain bud-
get items and health insurance benefits paid
to staff members. All such information can
be obtained by the public at the Districts' of-
fice.
I wish that I could quote the entire editori-
als, but that would take up a lot of space and
the editorials are, after all, on the public re-
cord. Both articles advocate the abolishment
of the PLCDD. I wish that more people who
reside or own property within the boundar-
ies of the PLCDD would be pro-active and
attend its Board meetings.
They could then voice their concerns
and opinions in a formal fashion so as to
influence the action taken by the Board of
Supervisors. Only the voices of those attend-
ing the Board meetings can be heard and if
there are indeed many disgruntled people, I
hope that they will benefit from the follow-
ing discussion.
If there are concerns about "double taxa-
tion" (paying the County and the PLCDD and
BWCD for the same services) they should be
brought to the attention of the Glades and
Hendry County Governments and the PL-
CDD and BWCD Boards at their respective
Board meetings. My intent is to provide the


facts about both the Port LaBelle Commu-
nity Development District (PLCDD) and the
Barron Water Control District (BWCD). The
above authors elected to paint a distorted
picture. I will lay out for you, the readers
and property owners within the Districts, the
charters of both Districts, their operations
and their holdings as they currently exist.
I hope that any misunderstandings about
the operation of and the need for the ser-
vices of both Districts are hereby resolved.
The PLCDD and the BWCD were originated
by the General Development Corporation,
long since defunct, to perform a variety of
municipal functions and services as outlined
below. Both districts operate out of the same
office on 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle,
FL, 33935. Their Mailing addresses are P.O.
Box 1605, LaBelle, FL 33975 for the PLCDD
and P.O. Box 1606, LaBelle, FL 33975 for the
BWCD.
The PLCDD is a Chapter 190 of the Florida
Statutes, independent, multi-county taxing
district. It was created and approved by the
Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Com-
mission in September of 1982.
It consists of 28,000 acres of land, approx-
imately 3,000 acres of which are mowed
7 times each year, and 280 miles of paved
(driving) lanes of private roadways. Its char-
ter and legal description of its boundaries
can be viewed by the public at the PLCDD
office during regular business hours. The
PLCDD is governed by a 5-person Board of
Supervisors it:
Maintains all of the private roadways in
Port LaBelle and Banyan Village.
Mows and maintains all greenbelts (grass
areas alongside the roads) and passive en-
tertainment areas of Port LaBelle and Ban-
yan Village.
Trims overhanging trees, when nec-
essary, to provide clearance for mowing
equipment.


Has street lighting installed, where nec-
essary or when requested by residents, and
pays the rental thereof to the electric com-
pany.
Provides mosquito control when need-
ed.
Manufactures and places all street signs
for its private roads.
Purchases/leases and maintains all
equipment to perform the above functions
and services.
Purchases and (legally and safely) stores
all chemicals and fluids to perform said ser-
vices in conjunction with the BWCD.
It is currently under contract to mow all
right-of-ways of Hendry County within the
District's boundaries.
Contracts service providers for all servic-
es that cannot be performed in house.
Mowed the Glades County road right-of-
ways in the recent past. They are currently
mowed by the Glades County Road Depart-
ment.
The above functions and services would
not be performed if the PLCDD were to
be phased out. The 2 counties it operates
in would have to be willing to assume the
above functions and services in order for
the residents of the District to continue to
receive the same benefits they have been
accustomed to. It is not very likely that said
counties would be in a position to do so ac-
cording to well informed sources.
The cost of contracting independent
companies to perform all of the functions
and services the PLCDD performs would,
most likely, be much higher than the current
cost.
Its current budget (2010-2011) is $
991,136.00 and its Tax Millage Rate is 3.40
per $ 1,000.00 of taxable property value.
Not included in the PLCDD are Laurel Oaks,
Country Village, Oak Haven, Units 4 and 5
in Hendry County and The Villas in Glades


County.
It owns, operates and maintains 1 office
building, 1 service garage/workshop and 2
chemical storage buildings.
Its field equipment consists of 3 tractors
with mowers, 2 commercial mowers, 1
dump truck, 1 combination backhoe, 2 pick-
up trucks, 1 mosquito spray ground unit, 1
spray tank and 1 chipper.
Its staff is comprised of:
1 Full-time Administrative Assistant, a
salaried position at $ 39,305.00 annually.
1 Full-time Field Superintendant, a sala-
ried position at $ 40,322.00 annually.
1 Full-time Machine Operator at an hourly
rate of $ 11.44, overtime rate of $ 17.16.
1 Full-time Machine Operator at an hourly
rate of $ 10.09, overtime rate of $ 15.14.
The current Board of Supervisors of
the PLCDD is comprised of Jennifer Der-
leth (Chair Person) District seat #2, Robert
L. Marsh (Vice Chair Person) District seat
#4, Nancy V Imhoff (Treasurer) District
seat #1, Jeff E. McGirt District seat #3 and
Shannon L. Craft District seat #5. Supervi-
sors are elected by property owners of the
District during the General elections for a 4
year term and receive $ 100.00 per month
for their services.
District seats #1, 3 and 5 were up for
election in the 2010 mid-term elections
and seats # 2 and 4 will be up for election
in 2012. The Board meetings are, as a rule,
held every other month or as needed at the
District Office.
They are advertised in local newspapers
and are open to the public. The Board ap-
points an attorney, an engineer and an au-
ditor. It contracts the services of the BWCD
General Manager and Clerical Assistant/Re-
ceptionist through an annually renewable
inter-local agreement between the PLCDD
and the BWCD.
Part 1 of 2 by Han Mouthaan.


School Briefs


Moore Haven Elementary

Hunt Family Entertains MHES
Last month, Moore Haven Elementary School
was pleased to invite the Hunt Family Fiddlers to
entertain our students in the High School Audito-
rium. This musical family includes the father, his
wife, two daughters and five sons. This incredibly
talented group plays guitar, percussion, fiddles,
keyboards, and even danced for our students.
After their spectacular, interactive perfor-
mance, ten selected elementary students re-
mained in the auditorium to talk to the family
members one-on-one to learn what it takes to
succeed in the music business.
It all came together to make for a fantastic day
that our students will be talking about for years to
come. Special thanks go out to Ms. Leigh Wood-
ham, Director of the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center at Palm Beach State College, and Laura
Perry, for bringing this talented group to MHES.

Christmas, MHES Style
The winter holidays are a special time at
MHES, and they love to celebrate. Their music
department held their annual musical program
two weeks before the Winter Holidays. It all be-


gan during the Open House on Dec. 7, as Ms.
Decker's class entertained us with "Pirates, the
Musical."
It continued with a school-wide musical pre-
sentation during the day on Dec. 9. Our Elemen-
tary School Band performed for the audience,
and our students sang Christmas tunes for us.
They wrapped up the day with our world famous
Christmas on the Caloosahatchee neighborhood
celebration.
The Christmas lights were out at Tom Perry
Park, and they had plenty of booths to visit and
people to greet as we enjoyed the season togeth-
er. Santa Claus even made an appearance, and
posed for pictures with the children. It was truly
a magical evening. Special thanks go out to Mr.
Ellinger and Mr. Rios for the outstanding musical
presentation, and the City of Moore Haven and
our third grade team for making Christmas on
the Caloosahatchee as success.

Welcome Ms. DeSimone
The administration and staff of Moore Haven
Elementary School are saddened to announce
that Mrs. Miller has resigned her position as a
kindergarten teacher at MHES. Mrs. Miller has
been away from her family for the past year
while working with them, and is anxious to be


re-united with them. She is a fantastic teacher
and has been a real asset to our students and our
school, She will be missed. It is their pleasure,
however, to introduce Ms. DeSimone to you. Ms.
DeSimone visited kindergarten students often on
our last week of school in December, and offi-
cially took over the class on Jan. 3.
She received her Bachelor's Degree in Special
Education from Florida Gulf Coast University. She
is very excited, very energetic, very positive, and
Highly Qualified to teach kindergartners in Glades
County. They are very pleased to welcome Ms.
DeSimone to kindergarten, and are confident
that our children are going to continue to receive
a quality education under her tutelage.
Welcome aboard, Ms. DeSimone!

Important Dates in January
January 3 Students Return From Vacation
January 14 Teacher Workday- No School
January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No
School
January 21 Report Cards

Glades County Tobacco-Free
Schools Policy
The Glades County Tobacco-Free Partnership


Tobacco-Free Schools Committee met with Jan-
ice Foster, Director of Exceptional Student Edu-
cation and Student Services, to discuss making
additions to the current Glades County Tobacco-
Free Policy. This initiative is part of a statewide
county by county movement to improve tobac-
co-free school policies, increase awareness of
tobacco use by students and staff at schools, and
to better enforce tobacco-free policies. Many
people do not know that there is not a statewide
law about tobacco in schools. The Tobacco Free
Partnership has done some investigating into
Glades County policies and their effectiveness.
It was found that there was not a compre-
hensive policy at the county level. It was also
found that violations of the current policy have
occurred. The goal of improving the policy is to
focus on creating a norm of tobacco-free schools
by students, staff, and visitors. Also, by making
changes to the consequences of violating the
policy, the focus will be on corrective rather
than punitive measures. Different options are be-
ing investigated for an alternative to suspension
program with a cessation component instead of
out of school suspension. If you have any ideas,
concerns, or would like to join the Tobacco-Free
Schools Committee please contact Sarah Litchy
the Tobacco Prevention Coordinator for Glades
County. 863-946-0707 Ext 220 or sarah_lil,-h\,'
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4 Retired Glades County school teach-
er, Kathy Mathis, has had some excitement
in her life since she left Moore Haven High
School. She traveled to Los Angeles, Califor-
nia last month so she could spin the wheel
on the TV game show, Wheel of Fortune.
11 The Charlotte County Sheriff's Of-
fice reported that two juveniles had escaped
from Crossroads Wilderness detention cen-
ter in east Charlotte County on Feb. 1. The
juvenile detention center is located on SR
74 near Punta Gorda. The suspects, Joe A.
Hicks, 18,of Immokalee; and Fred A. Gen-
tle,15, of Sarasota, were reported missing
early Monday, Feb. 1.
18 Hikers and bike riders can travel
the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)
which surrounds the largest freshwater lake
in the southeastern United States.
25 The wildlife, subtropical landscapes
and diverse culture of Glades County has a
profound impact on artists, and moves them
to create beautiful work.
The easiest way to get a look at their art
is to attend festivals and art shows held dur-
ing the winter months. The Glades County
Public Library in Moore Haven recently held
a Mixed Media Art Show, Feb. 13.
Exhibitors from Glades County included
Arwana Schoemer, watercolor paintings;
Barbara Brown, acrylic paintings; Sandra
Lundy, oil paintings; Larry Frogge, photog-
raphy; Frances Cooksey Bryant, beadwork;
and Aaron Sigers, oil paintings.

March
4 The best of South Florida's festivals
takes place in March 5 to 7 in Glades County.
The Chalo Nitka Festival honors its heritage
of Native Americans, pioneers, big bass and
southern food.
11 The Moore Haven High School
Scholarship Organization raises funds for
local student scholarships in the Glades
County School District. ... MHHS scholarship
Organization has been able to offer $12,000


for valedictorian, $8,000 for
graduating senior scholarships
matching memorial scholarship
18 Boys in communities
Lake Okeechobee have an oppo
a charter member of the newly
trict within the Gulf Stream Co
Scouts of America.
The new chapter is called B
trict, and Ray Worley of Okeec
chairman.
25 Florida embraced Mar
Rawlings when she describe
and people in her books "The Y
"Cross Creek." Betty Jean Steii
torian and author, portrayed R
performance at the Clewiston N

April
1 The Friends of the Li
that much of Glades County's
was not written down. At a pul
March 15. they have asked a
journals, photos, letters or othe
from local families or from long
residents.
8 On March 30, about 5:09
Deputy Ryan Okupski was ansv
to an incident with a firearm in
nity of Washington Park ... Susp
identified as Travis Cato and wa.
charges of drug possession.
15 The Palmdale cam
Fisheating Creek State Park is r
der new concessionaires, Patt
Register. The Registers have
operated Gatorama. Both fac
Palmdale.
22 Local kids learned ab
ethics from at Fisheating Cr
Management Area from the N
Turkey Federation.
29 Local teens created hop
umented peers by supporting
Act. They went to speak at a c
Nashville and share their stories

May
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wering a call that was battled by firemen from Lakeport,
the commu- Buckhead Ridge and Okeechobee. Firemen
ect was later responded just before 1 p.m. to 1138 Hunter
s arrested on Road and found the trailer fully involved,
according to Okeechobee Fire Rescue para-
pground at medic Chris Douglas.
managed un- Five units and eight firemen were on the
y and Allen scene for close to two hours battling the
successfully blaze. Firemen placed the estimate of dam-
ilities are in age at $90,000 for the structure and $5,000
for the contents inside.
out outdoor 13 During World War II, in Germany,
eek Wildlife condemned people were packed into wood-
ational Wild en boxcars and hauled to death camps. His-
torians document that people sometimes
)e for undoc- suffocated, froze to death, or died in child-
the DREAM birth while forced to stand in crowded rail-
onference in way boxcars.
The Holocaust Museum of Southwest
Florida's boxcar was acquired in 2006 in
Austria by board member, Jack Nortman.
on move-in The boxcar was restored by the
ce was ruled Woodworker's Cabinet in Naples and
afternoon fire dedicated at the Naples Depot in January
2008.
20 Homeless coalition raises funds and
their Mother's Day event at Barron's Park
was organized by volunteers. The Hendry
Glades Homeless Coalition (HGHC) is a
volunteer organization. According to Erica
Villafuerte, president, is hoping to help the
organization raise funds for the homeless.
Ms. Villafuerte is also the Glades County
Housing Administrator.
She explained that the coalition is a non
profit agency that attempts to fill the gaps of
assisting those that are homeless.
27 The Glades County Tobacco Free
Partnership convened May 20 at the Moore
Haven High School library. Concerned
members of the community in attendance
were from local government, schools,
health department, neighboring counties
and the state agency of Alcoholic Beverages
and Tobacco.
P ": Sarah Litchy, a newly recruited coordina-
tor, led the meeting and introduced plans for
recruiting members and making the public
aware of the work behind the tobacco free
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June
3 On May 27, Wendell Taylor, county
manager, was honored at the 24th Annual
Governor's Hurricane Conference held at
the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County
Convention Center. Governor Charlie Crist
presented Mr. Taylor with the 2010 Al Bragg
Government Leadership
Award during a luncheon presentation
that honored 12 recipients for their various
contributions toward preparedness and re-
sponse on the state or local level.
10 Florida has about 139,474 women
veterans which makes it third in the list of
states with the highest population of wom-
en vets, according to Veterans Affairs (VA)
in 2009.
VA began providing medical services
for women in 1988 when they represented
4.4 percent of all veterans. As of September
2007, women make up 7.4 percent of the
veteran population.
17 Native fish are thriving in Lake
Okeechobee. Mickey's Bait & Tackle Shop in
Moore Haven is strategically located near the
big lake and the Caloosahatchee River.
Anglers go into the store to replenish
worm buckets, and talk about fish. Shop
owner, David Dannenhauer, is interested in
the composition of local freshwaters, and
how lake level affects fish.
He mentioned Lake Okeechobee has
good water clarity and correct conditions for
good fishing. Native grasses have revived.
He believes consistent lake levels improved
habitat for plant species, which fish need in
their territory.
24 Gators are more active this time of
year. Two alligator attacks reported recently
in Glades County illustrate the need to ob-
serve safety precautions around alligators.
On June 1, a 50-year-old Loxahatchee
man was treated for leg injuries after an al-
ligator attack at Cabbage Woods Ranches in
northeast Glades County.

July
1 With political fervor gripping much of
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the state, Glades County, meanwhile, will be
seeing only moderate activity this year. Many
incumbents will be getting an automatic
bye, going unopposed, while a few seats,
including two spots on the county's board,
will be featured in the August primary and
November elections.
8 Three charged in drug trafficking
scheme. On June 30, Wilfredo R. Ferrer,
Unites States Attorney for the Southern Dis-
trict of Florida; John V Gillies, Special Agent
in charge for FBI and Ric L Bradshae of
PBSO announced that a federal grand jury
in West Palm Beach has returned an indict-
ment against three former correction offi-
cers. The three individuals formerly worked
as Corrections Officers for the Geo Group at
Moore Haven Correctional Facility.
15 Moore Haven selects new coach.
New coach, Maurice Belser, confident that
Moore Haven kids can be successful. He ac-
cepted the job in June and was on the job
soon afterward. He said he is very excited
to get started and bring the Terrier program
back to winning ways.
22 With a countdown date looming,
staff with CCA, the group assuming man-
agement duties of the Moore Haven Correc-
tional Facility from the former GEO group in
Moore Haven, has a lot of logistical plans to
sort through.
29 FPL is in advanced discussions with
Glades County leaders to site a 100 mega-
watt solar panel project in Glades County.
Two years into discussions about the proj-
ect, the company is hoping that legislation
will make the possible $400 million invest-
ment a reality.

August
5 Conditions of Lake Okeechobee have
improved but there is still a ways to go for the
Lake to get a clean bill of health, the County
Coalition for the Responsible Management
of Lake Okeechobee was told Friday, July 30
at their meeting in Okeechobee.
12 Glades County emergency units
responded to a strange accident last week
that left one person dead. According to a re-
port released by the Florida Highway Patrol,
Glades County EMS responded to the acci-
dent last Thursday. The driver that was killed
in the crash had failed to maintain control of
his vehicle and veered into oncoming lane.
19 Do your children think education
is boring? "It definitely does not have to
be," say Allen and Patty Register, owners of
Gatorama. It is the time of year that chirp-
ing, grunting and snapping baby alligators
emerge from their shells to meet the world.
Gatorama is marking this occasion by host-
ing an "Alligator Hatching Festival" Aug. 21
to Aug. 31 at their animal park at 6180 U.S.
Highway 27, Palmdale, Florida.
26 Donna Storter-Long has advanced
in this year's elections by defeating Noah F.
Sodrel, taking a large part of the vote cast
in the race. Ms. Storter-Long, the incumbent
Glades County Commissioner defending her
seat won handily, capturing 422 votes to So-
drel's 162.
Broken down further, the incumbent re-
ceived 72 percent of the vote in this race.


September
2 On Aug. 27 29 twenty-seven Glades
and Hendry County youth attended the
SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco)
Leadership Retreat at Riverside Retreat in
LaBelle. The youth were from Moore Ha-
ven Junior/Senior High School, West Glades
School, Clewiston High School, and LaBelle
High School. The focus of the weekend was
building leadership, public speaking, and
policy making skills.
9 At the point that 10 horses were re-
covered from a site at the Big Cypress Reser-
vation last week, their bodies had assumed
the appearance of starvation's fatigue.
A veterinarian from Lake Placid, Dr. John
Yelvington, was called down to check on the
stable and treat the horses. In this state of
"negative nitrogen balance," the veterinarian
explained, the horses weren't eating enough
to sustain life and their bodies began digest-
ing muscle mass.
16 Moore Haven Elementary's princi-
pal Jim Brickel spends a day on the roof to
reward his students for the better reading


scores.
23 The Moore Haven J
High School SWAT (Studen
Against Tobacco) Club had a gr
day, Sept. 10. The youth put on
cruiting event for their club. Th
cones, popcorn, games, a giai
even a dunk tank. The assistant
Moore Haven High School, M
was dunked many times.
30 A federal grand jury
Okeechobee man on five charge
alleged illegal sales and transfer
tered machine guns on Sept. 17
Court records show. Edward
47, was arrested after a raid on
in Buckhead Ridge in Glades C
Department of Homeland Secu
Tobacco and Firearms and Expl

October
7 It was only after they w
from Buckhead Ridge, did t
speak of the events that report'
tized their lives for years. A girl,


old, recently came forward with details of
sexual abuse at the hands of her mother's
live-in boyfriend. After their mother died, the
girl and her little brother went to live with
their aunt in Jacksonville, who was shocked
to hear them both claim the mother's boy-
friend had sexually abused the girl.
14 What should have been a simple bus
ride was anything but when an 18-wheeler
ran a red light and hit a crossing school
bus. The accident occurred this past Friday
at 7:43 a.m., at the intersection of U.S. 27
and Tenth St. As the bus was crossing over
U.S. 27 heading westbound, the 18-wheeler
was on U.S. 27 heading northbound when
it failed to stop at the red light and contin-
ued on; smashing into the into the right side
of the bus, according to the Glades County
Sheriff's Office.
21 A surprise birthday party honoring
Bette Davis, was planned for the Oct. meet-
ing of the Glades County Woman's Club.
However, the club was almost the one to be
Surprised, as Bette had decided she was too
tired to come to the meeting. Following of-
fers to pick her up, and several phone calls,
PHOTO ARCHIVE she agreed to come but would be late.
28 A little more than 60 voters have
unior/Senior shown up to participate in early voting in
its Working Glades County, according to Tina Heflin
eat event Fri- with the Glades County Supervisor of Elec-
a carnival/re- tions Office. Early voting started Oct. 18,
ey had snow and will continue until this Saturday, but the
nt slide, and numbers are not showing a strong interest
principal for yet from residents.


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November
4 Donna Storter-Long made it past the
second and final round in her bid for re-
election to the Glades County Board of Com-
missioners on Tuesday. Ms. Storter-Long
secured 1,920 votes, 70 percent of the vote,
compared to her challenger's 839 votes, or
30 percent of all votes cast in the Glades
County race, according to Holly Whiddon,
supervisor of election. The incumbent had
already coasted past her challenger during
the August primary election. After the race,
the commissioner said she was ready to
serve residents for another term.
11 Though having a slightly under
par turnout, the Students Working Against
Tobacco (SWAT) meeting still generated
ideas and informed those who attended
the meeting on Nov. 9 at the Moore Haven
High School auditorium. SWAT organizers
reached out to the schools, announcing the
program, but a mistake in scheduling had
the school's Turkey Shoot happening at the
same time as the SWAT Meeting.
The meeting was a two-part session with
a presentation for parents first and a ques-
tion and answer session for parents, guest
experts and SWAT student afterwards.
18 Theresa Brooks of Buckhead Ridge
has a unique, one-of-a-kind mailbox. Actu-
ally, she has two versions of the same mail-
box.
The affinity for interesting mailbox de-
sign may have come from her late husband,
Frank, who had once seen a mailbox built to
resemble an airplane in Indiana. Mr. Brooks
nickname was "Snoopy the Pilot." "He was
an amazing man," Mrs. Brooks said of her
husband, who passed away eight years ago.
Since he and his wife were both pilots and


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GREENTREE SOUTH IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
Fina cia TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
APARTMENTS = =IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
UNITED STATES For more listings, Greentree South For more listings, CASE N.:FLORIDA139
go to Apartments go to SUNTRUSTBANK
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CORPN Busines Houss Sal e dead, the unknown spouses, heirs,
MAINTENANCE PLANNER Availabfor devises, grantees, assignees, lienors,
MAINTENANCE PLANNER Available for creditors, trustees, beneficiaries, de-
Immediate LARGE 2/2 home w/ 6vsees, or other persons claiming an
mmedte LARGE 2/2 home w/ 6 Ointerest by, through, under, or
Agricultural E Occupancy lots, rent or sale, in against WILLIAM E. LAWSON; and
2 & 3 Bedroom Moore Haven. 1 block JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as un-
known tenants) in possession,
Independent Newspapers Apartments from river, in nice area Defendant.
The primary role of the maintenance will never accept any ad- of town. For info: NOTICEOFSALE
planner is to improve work force pro- vertisement that is illegal Must earn a mini- 754-264-2343. NOTICE IS HEREBY GWEN that
ductivity and work quality through or considered fraudulent. mues9N9fOmTICE IS HEREBY GWEN that,
mconsidered fradulent. mum of $3998 from pursuant to a Uniform Final Judg-
n al cases of ques- m of 9 rom ment of Foreclosure entered in the
proper planning and coordination of tionable value, such as agricultural orfarm above-styled uae I wll esell the
parts, machine time, and labor. This promises of guaranteed labor activities property situated n Glades County,
income from work-at- 0 Spacious Apart- 25 individual acres for Flora.m., at the Glades oun13, 2011, at 11ourt-
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Bureau at 772-878-2010 additional charge to SUBDIVISION NO. 3, ACCORDING
in the assigned area. for previous complaints. resident ED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 2, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GLADES
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taSk specific instructions Some 800 and 900 tele- available TOGETHER WITH A 1993 PEACH-
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nership with the Reliability Engi- 2BR, 2BA- $450/mo. Court Operations Manager, whose
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tered on the southern shore of Lake UTHBAY Newly ownership of AAA Used Golf Balls is
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December 30, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 17


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 2010-CA-000416
Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company, as Trustee of IndyMac
Residential Mortgage-Backed
Trust, Series 2006-L4; Residen-
tial Mortgage-Backed Certifi-
cates, Series 2006-L4,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Kristiani Lins;
Defendant.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order rescheduling foreclo-
sure sale dated December 16, 2010
entered in Civil Case No. 2010-
CA-000416 of the Circuit Court of the
20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hend-
ry County, Florida, wherein Deutsche
Bank National Trust Company, as
Trustee of IndyMac Residential Mort-
gage-Backed Trust, Series 2006-L4,
Residential Mortgage-Backed Certifi-
cates, Series 2006-L4, Plaintiff and
Kristiani Lins are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY
COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE,
FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M., January
19, 2011, the following property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 11, BLOCK 60, OF MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGES 37, 38, AND 39,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
SECTION 22, RANGE 32,
TOWNSHIP 44
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 17
day of December, 2010.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
/s/ J. Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd.
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33614
(813)880-8888
374216 CN 12/23,30/2010

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
CASE NO. 09-CA-189
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
VS.
ULISES BARRETO et. al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated 12/1410, and entered in
Case No. 09-CA-189, of the Circuit
Court of the Twentieth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Glades County, Flori-
da, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,
INC., is a Plaintiff and ULISES BAR-
RETO; YAMILET BARRETO; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2 are the Defendants. JOE
FLINT as The Clerk of the Circuit
Court will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 11:00 A.M. on
January 13, 2011, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 29, BLOCK 52, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 102, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 66 THROUGH
87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 16th day of December,
2010.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of the Court
By: Julie Braddock
As Deputy Clerk
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, o the
provision of certain assistance.
lease contact Sheila Mann, Court
Operations Manager, whose office is
located at the Lee County Jusice
Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, and whose
telephone number is (239) 533-1700,
within two working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call 711.
374023 GCD 12/30/2010;1/6/2011


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
File No. 10-48-CP
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
AUGUSTINA GOPHER GORE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
Augustina Gopher Gore, deceased,
whose date of death was May 27,
2009, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Glades County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 500
Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 30th, 2010.
Personal Representative:
Claudia Gore
825 E. Harney Pond Road
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Travis W. Trueblood, LL.M.
Attorney for Claudia Gore
Florida Bar No. 0417890
TRUEBLOOD LAW GROUP PA
PRO. Box 1270
24704 U.S. Hwy. 27
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Telephone: (863) 946 9160
Fax: (888) 659 6339
374537 GCD 12/30/2010 1/6/2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
File No. 10-48-CP
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONNA M. CAMPBELL
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Donna M. Campbell, deceased,
whose date of death was June 1,
2010, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Glades County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 500
Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 30th, 2010.
Personal Representative:
James A. Campbell
1073 Horseshoe Lane
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Travis W. Trueblood, LL.M.
Attorney for James A. Campbell
Florida Bar No. 0417890
TRUEBLOOD LAW GROUP PA
PRO. Box 1270
24704 U.S. Hwy. 27
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Telephone: (863) 946 9160
Fax: (888) 659 6339
374545 GCD 12/30/2010 1/6/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing 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 DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2459 2007 2014329-0100077030 Scott and Pauline Phipps
Lot 6, Block B, LaBelle Terrace, a subdivision according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 1, page 34, Public Records of Hendry County, Flori-
da.
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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.

Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374324 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011 HnrCotFr


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II 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
1450 2007 1224432-01000860040 T h eirs, devisees or
beneficiaries of The Estate of
Miriam J. Cordero, Luz E. Alvares,
Luc Rocio Flores, Gloria E. Perez,
Ana Lucia Perez and
Fancy H. Perez
Lot 4, Block 86, Montura Ranch Estates First Subdivision, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, pages 37, 38 and 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374322 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


Barbara b. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
3015 2007 4104329-03021300210 Jorge Chaar
Lot 21 in Block 2130, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3, page 73, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of Febrary, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374809 ON 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
3218 2007 4104329-07022080040 Roland Nembhard and
Glenis Nembhard
Lot 4, Block 2208, of Port LaBelle Unit 7, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 116, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374818 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF ELECTION
The City of South Bay, Florida will hold an election on Tuesday
March 08, 2011 for the purpose of electing three candidates
for the office of City Commission.
The Election will be held in the Commission Chambers at
335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida.
Candidate qualifying begins Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 12 noon.
Registraton books will close Monday February 08, at 12:00 noon.
Polls will open at 7:00 A.M. and close at 7:00 RM.
374628 CB/CN 1/13,20/2011


PUBLIC NOTICE
Moss and Associates, LLC, located at 38840 V2 State Rd 80, Belle Glade
33430, anticipates receiving bids for the Clerk of Courts building at the West
County Detention Facility in Belle Glade, Florida in mid January, 2011. 95%
Drawings and Bid Packages will be available December 22, 2010. The Bid
Package will contain further information important to submission of a bid in-
cluding instructions to bidders, bid forms, schedule, and scope of work.
Moss and Associates, LLC, is committed to providing opportunities for small
businesses. The Small Business Enterprise (SBE) requirement for this pro-
ject will be 20%; each bid must include a minimum of 20% of the contract
value performed by a Small Business Enterprise registered with the Palm
Beach County Ofice of Small Business Assistance.
RFIs may be submitted via email (in excel format) to Sohail Rana
srana(@mossemail.com A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on December
28th, 2010, 1:00 PM EST at the jobsite address above. It is strongly en-
couraged that all interested bidders attend.
373954 SUN 12/23,30/2010

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV 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
1284 2007 1-22-44-32-010-0019-0050 Hugo Basterrechea
Lot 5, Block 19, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, a subdi-
vision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37
through 39, inclusive, of the 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374311 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


l^I NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer- tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2994 2007 4104329-03021200020 Sherrel Foster
3441 2007 4104329-09022910360 Rollin Virgile and Marceline Virgile
Lot 36 in Block 2291, of Port LaBelle Unit 9, according to the plat thereof re- Lot 2 in Block 2120, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3, page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. corded in Plat Book 3, page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. 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- 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 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 Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011. is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010. Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida Hendry County, Florida
374819 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11 374805 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/111


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing 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 DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2946 2007 4-10-43-29-030-2102-0030 Angel E. Gandullia &
Norma Gandullia c/o
Jose Gandullia
Lot 3, Block 2102, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, according to the plat thereof, re-
corded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374315 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holder of the follow-
ing 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
1271 2007 1224432-01000120100 Maria Teresa Munoz
Lot 10, Block 12, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, pages 37, 38 and 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374309 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011




NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
bficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certifcate 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
2984 2007 4104329-03021180190 Sherrel Foster

Lot 19 in Block 2118, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3, page 73, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


1374806 ON 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI 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
223 2007 1184428-A0001560000 Stephen Ferris
West 1/2 of the Southwest 14 of the Southwest 14 of the Northwest 14 of
the Southwest 14 of Section 18, Township 44 South, Range 28 East,
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


1374279 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA
Chapter 197.512 Florida Stati
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC hold
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to b
certificate number, year of issuance, description of
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. N.
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH
1080 2007 1144432-A0000060000 Jesus Pa:
The West 12 of the Northeast 14 of the Northwest '/
the Northeast 14, excluding R/W, Tract 3571, Mont
Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, F
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not own
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of
All of said property being in the County of Hendry,
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBe
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of F
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374801 CN 12/30/10;01/6,13,20/111


LXDEED


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
utes
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
er of the following cer-
be issued thereon. The NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol-
property and the name lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. Te certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and
the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
AME IN
ASSESSED CERT. NAME IN
stor Benitez NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
760 2007 1224331-010000K0040 Vicki Padgett, Linda Endicott
4 of the Northeast 14 of And Amy Zimmerman
:ura Ranch, Section 14,
londa. The Northwest 14 of the Northwest 14 of the Northwest 14 of the South-
east 14 of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry
ed by prior owner. County, Florida. Subject To an easement for an access road of the West
record. 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot 4, Block K, Pioneer Plantation, an un-
recorded subdivision.
State of Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
to law, the property de- Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
;t bidder at the Clerk's
lie, Florida, at 11:00 All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
february, 2011, which
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
Barbara S. Butler Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
Clerk of Circuit Court A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
Hendry County, Florida the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
3521 2007 4104329-09023260450 Bradley Residential, LLC
Deano's Full Service, Inc.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II 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
2966 2007 4104329-03021100110 Lewis Roy and Lorree Roy


Lot 45 in Block 2326, of Port LaBelle Unit 9, according to the plat thereof re- Lot 11 in Block 2110, of Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the
corded in Plat Book 3, page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 73, of the 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. 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.
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 Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
is the 10th day of February, 2011. A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010. is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Barbara S. Butler Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


1374820CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI 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
1190 2007 1-15-44-32-AOO-0046-0100 Luis Beato
The East one half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quar-
ter of the Southwest 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 of the South 40 feet thereof Subject to an
access road of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot No. 3238, Mon-
tura 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374297 CN 12/23,30/2010 1,6,13/2011


Barbara S. Butfler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and
the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
149 2007 1064428-A0000590000 Michael D. Kelly and Sylvia Kelly
The East /2 of the Northwest /4 of the Northeast /4 of the Southwest /4
of the Northwest 14 of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East,
HendryCounty, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374275 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC the holders of the follow-
ing 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
216 2007 1184428-A0001270000 Michael Kelly & Sylvia C. Kelly
The West 1/2 of the Northwest 14 of the Southwest 14 of the Northeast 14 of
the Southwest 14 of Section 18, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry
County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374278 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


374287 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


BarDara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issuedi thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scription of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
980 2007 1134432-A0000120000 Zion Dallal and Shon Dallal
The South /2 of the Southeast /4 of the Southwest 14 of the Northeast 14
of the Northeast 14 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. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of
the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 5627 in 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374292 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
268 2007 1304428-A001960000 Michael D. Kelly and
Sylvia C. Kelly
The East /2 of the Northwest /4 of the Southeast /4 of the Southwest /4 of
theSouthwest /4 of Section 30, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry
County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing LaBelle, Florida at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 20i1, which is
the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


1374797 CN 12/30/10;01/06,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
4017 2007 4104329-HP100010040 Thomas J. Freeman
Lot 4, Block 1, Port LaBelle Holiday Park Unit One, a subdivision according
to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, page 3, Public Records of Hend-
ry 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374821 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/111


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing cerbficate 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 DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2471 2007 2-01-43-29-010-0108-D050 Jose A. Carmona
Lots 10, 11, 12 and 13, Block 108, PALM HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, SECTION
D, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374321 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
3191 2007 4104329-070000A0030 Bissoonial Bedaisee
Tract A, Block 2262, Port LaBelle Unit 7, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 116, of the Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Begin at the SW
corner of Tract A North 0 degrees West 350 feet North 89 degrees East
340.91 feet South 12 degrees East 313.1 feet South 77 degrees West
207.83 feet- SWLY to POB.
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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


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Barbara b. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scription of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
234 2007 1194428-A0000650000 Katherine Cole, Marlene Perry
and William Eckroate
The East 1/2 of the Northeast /4 of the Northwest /4 of the Southwest /4 of
the Southwest 14 of Section 19, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry
County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
bficate 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
2998 2007 4104329-03021220090 Alanic Group LLC

Lot 9 in Block 2122, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, page 73, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374807 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
bficate 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
1224 2007 1-15-44-32-A00-0221-0000 Juan Sanchez &
Rolando Ramirez
The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-
quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter, Section
15, 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 2693 of 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2010.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


1374299 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scription of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
258 2007 1304428-A0001410000 Sunshine Label
Enterprises, Inc.
West /2 of the Northwest 14 of the Northeast 14 of the Northwest 14 of
the Southwest 14 of Section 30, Township 44 South, Range 28 East,
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scription of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2425 2007 1254534-A0000040000 Coulee Dam Factories Co.

The Northeast 14 of the Northwest 14 of the Southwest 14 of Section 25,
Township 45 South, Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
981 2007 1134432-A0000120100 Owen Woods
The North 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
of the Northeast 1/4 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 5638, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes Chapter 197.512 florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC holder of the following
Ncert hs flE d G sI e n Ia x dedto bossued thedrelow certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
name in which it was assessed are as follows: in which It was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP- NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
TION WHICH ASSESSED 3002 2007 4104329-03021240200 Brigitta J. Moerkerken
3108 2007 4104329-05021960100 Manuel Garcia
Lot 10, Block 2186, Port LaBelle Unit 5, according to the plat thereof record- Lot 20, Block 2124, of Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the
ed in Plat Book 3, page 104, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 73, of the Public Records of
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Hendry County, Florida.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de- All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
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 Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
is the 27th day of January, 2011. Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010. is the 10th da of Februmary, 2011.
Barbara S. Butler Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


Hendry County, Florida

374316 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
3031 2007 4104329-03021340070 Gillian Stich, 2/3 interest and the
heirs, devisees or beneficiaries
of the Estate of Ferdianado
Milani, 1/3 interest.
Lot 7, Block 2134, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 3, page 73, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374811 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
bficate 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
1157 2007 1-14-44-32-AOO-0248-0000 Zoila Flores De Apodaca
The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quar-
ter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section
14, 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 2914 of 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said cerbtificate 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 DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2472 2007 2014329-0100108D080 Jose A. Carmona

Lots 29, 30 and 31, Block 108, Palm Heights Subdivision, Section "D", ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, page 5, 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 ofways 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011
, which is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374289 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI 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
1395 2007 1-22-44-32-010-0064-0100 Joey C. Scott &
Helen S. Sparks,
Trustees of the Scott Family Tr.
Lot 10, Block 64 of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ac-
cording to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39 of
the 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374318 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI 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
1232 2007 1-15-44-32-AOO-0239-0000 Cleon F Smithers &
Irene C. Smithers
The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-
quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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. 2604, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374305 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and
the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1763 2007 1344432-A0000300000 Edgardo Serrano and
Misleidys Monteagudo
The North 12 of the Northeast 14 of the Southeast 14 of the Northwest 14 of
the Northeast /4 of Section 34, 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 Lot 4376, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecord-
ed 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374326 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI 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
171 2007 1064428-A0001970000 Michael D Kelly & Sylvia C. Kelly
West 1/2 of the Southeast 14 of the Southeast 14 of the Southwest 14 of
the Southwest 14 of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hend-
ry 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


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Barbara b. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
3213 2007 4104329-07022070170 James Anthony Prieto and
Jesus Miguel Prieto
Lot 17, Block 2207, of Port LaBelle Unit 7, a subdivision according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 116, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing 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 DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2307 2007 1214334-02000020020 Alfredo Gonzalez &
Alex Rios
Lot 2, Block 2, Harlem Addition No. 6 to Clewiston, according the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, page 15, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374325 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
bficate 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
3120 2007 4104329-06021870070 Olege Seulmot

Lot 7, Block 2187, Port LaBelle Unit 6, according to the plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 3, page 109, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


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Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and
the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2951 2007 4104329-0302104009 Mary Karpowicz

Lot 9, Block 2104, of Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3,page 73, 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 cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2611 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374312 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II 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
1388 2007 1224432-01000610340 Alessio J. Peona
Lot 34 in Block 61,68 and 69, Montura Ranch Estates First Subdivision, ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 47, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 30, 2010


South Florida Water Management District
Notice of Agency Action
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD or District) gives
notice of its Agency Action for the following Water Use Permits.
Permit 26-00174-W, issued on December 13, 2010 to Alico, Inc. (P 0.
Box 338, Labelle, Florida 33975) pursuant to application 090226-8 for the
continued use of groundwater from the Sandstone aquifer and surface wa-
ter from the Barron WCD Canal (No. 3) for agricultural irrigabon of 5350.3
acres of sugar cane and 84 acres of pasture using flood/seepage irrigation
systems with an annual allocation of 8155.27 million gallons and a total
maximum monthly allocation of 1050.5886 million gallons. The project is in
Hendry County in Sections 4,5,8,9,16,17,21,28,29,32/T44S/R31E, located
north of Ken road, east of Collins Slough Road, south of 17th Street and
West of Tribriton Grade Road. The permit is subject to 26 limiting condi-
tions. The use is reasonable-beneficial, will not interfere with any presently
existing legal use of water and is consistent with the public interest.
Permit 26-01021-W, issued on October 22, 2010 to Alico, Inc. (R 0. Box
338, Labelle, Florida 33975) pursuant to application 100611-6 for industrial
water supply. The water will be used for filling sprayer tanks. Withdrawals
are from the Sandstone aquifer via one existing withdrawal facility with an
annual allocation of 35.587 MG gallons and a total maximum monthly allo-
cabon of 2.964 MG. The project is in Hendry County in Secbon
30/T44S/R31E, located east of Collins Slough Road, North of Ken Road and
South of Sears Road. The permit is subject to 17 limiting conditions. The
use is reasonable-beneficial, will not interfere with any presently exisbng le-
gal use of water and is consistent with the public interest.
The above Permits and Staff Reports, including limiting conditions to pro-
vide reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statutes and
rules can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Veguilla, Deputy Clerk, during
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, ex-
cept legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or
by telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension 6739.
The District's agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become
final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for fil-
ing a pebtion. The procedures for petiboning for a hearing are set forth
below, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affeced by the District's permit
ting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The pebtion must
contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the
Office of the Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun Club Road,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.104 Fla. Admin. Code,
any documents received after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the
next regular business day. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. A copy of
the Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the persons named
above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the 21 days
of publication of notice, or other receipt of the written notice, whichever
first occurs first, constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an ad-
ministrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Fla. Stat. as provided by Subsecbon 28-106.11(4) Fla. Admin. Code.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the ad-
dress indicated above at the time of filing.
A pebtion that disputes the material facts on which the District's action is
based must contain the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2), Fla. Ad-
mm. Code, including:
(1) Identificabon of the action being contested, including the permit
number, application number, District file number or any other SFWMD
identification number, if known.
(2) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and peb-
tioner's representative, if any.
(3)An explanabon of how the petitoner's substantial interests will be af-
fected by the agency determination.
(4)A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the
SFWMD's decision.
(5)A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none,
the petition must so indicate.
(6)A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific
acts the petiboner contends warrant reversal or modification of the
SFWMD's proposed action.
(7) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification ofthe SFWMD's proposed acbon.
(8) If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also in-
clude an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules
or statutes.
(9) A statement of the relief sought by the petiboner, stating precisely
the action the pebtioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the
SFWMD's proposed action.
A petibon that does not dispute the material facts on which the District's
acbon is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code. Because the administrative hearing process
is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a pebtion means
that the District's final action may be different from the posibon taken by it
in this notice.
The procedures for pursing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573 Fla.
Stats, and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405 Fla. Admin. Code. The
SFWMD is not proposing mediation for these agency actions under Secbon
120.573. Fla. Stat. at this time.
374536 CN 12/30/2010


NOTICE OF 2011 PUBLIC MEETINGS
The Florida Governmental Utility Authority ("FGUA") announces a public
meeting to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA is a legal en-
bty and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01,
Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida,
DeSoto County, Florida, Hendry County, Florida, Lee County, Florida, Pasco
County, Florida, and Polk County, Florida. The regular meetings for calen-
dar year 2011 will be held on the third Thursday of the month on the fol-
lowing dates, times and locations:
January 20th and September 15th at 1:00 PM at Golden Gate Community
Center, Room A&B 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116
February 17th, May 19th, and November 17th at 1:00 PM at Majestic Golf
Course 350 Homestead Road, Clubhouse Crown Meebng Room, Lehigh
Acres, FL 33936
March 17th at 9:00 AM at Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign
Path, Room 280, Lecanto, FL 34461
April 21st and October 20th at 10:00 AM at West Pasco Government Center
Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654
July 21st at 1:00 PM at West Pasco Government Center Commission Cham-
bers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654
August 18th at 1:00 PM at DeSoto County Administration Bldg., Commission
Chambers, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266
June 16th and December 15th at 1:00 PM at Suncoast Estates Community
Center, 2241 Case Lane, North Ft. Myers, FL 33917
The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA. If a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to
any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the
proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, in-
cluding the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least
three business days prior to the date of the meeting. If you have any ques-
bons, please contact Faith Doyle, Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-
FGUA.
374349 CN 12/30/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC, the holders of the following NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The bficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name cerbficate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows: In which it was assessed are as follows: in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN CERT NAME IN CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP- NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2944 2007 41043-29-030-2101-0150 Roger Rinaldi & 2158 2007 1144334-A0000610000 Ervin A. Kelting, Jr 3187 2007 4104329-06023460070 Elidieu H. and Marie D. Alexis
Joann Rinaldi Beginning at the Southwest corner of Secbon 14, Township 43 South, Lot 7, Block 2346, Port LaBelle Unit 6, according to the plat thereof record-
Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida and run N 89 degrees E 1132.1 feet ed in Plat Book 3, page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Lot 15, Block 2101, Port LABELLE UNIT 3, according to the plat thereof, re- to the pointof beginning; thence run N 89 degrees E 190 feet; thence run
corded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. North 00 degrees E 489.5 feet; thence run S 89 degrees W 190 feet; Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
thence run S 00 degrees E 489.44 feet to the point of beginning. Subject Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner to a public canal easement 20 feet wide as measured at right angles, along
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. the East boundary thereof and subject to a public road easement 30 feet All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
wide, as measured at right angles along the South boundary thereof
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-
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
scribed nless such certificate shawill be solredeemed according to lawbidder at the Clproperk'sty de- Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
AsM., on the Fourth Thursday n the month of January, 2011 which All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de- Clerk of Circuit Court
Barbara S. Butler scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Hendry County, Florida
Clerk of Circuit Court Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 374813 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11
Hendry County, Florida A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011. a
374308 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011 Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010. .. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protecton gives notice of its prepara-
tion of a draft permit to City of Clewiston. Kevin McCarthy. 141 Central Ave.
Clewiston, Florida 33440 for the City of Clewiston Wastewater Treatment
Plant. The permit number is FL0040665-013. This permit authorizes the per-
mittee to operate a domestic wastewater treatment facility which would
land apply 1.5 million gallons per day of treated effluent water to 193 acres
of restricted public access fields. The fields have underdrains which dis-
charge to Sugarland Drainage Ditch Canal Number 3. WBID 3246. The fa-
cility is located at latitude 26'43'30" N. longitude 80'56'34.71" W on 115 W
Ventura Ave. Clewiston. Florida 33440-3709 in Hendry County.
Any interested person may submit written comments on the Department's
draft permit or may submit a written request for a public meebng to Nolin
Moon. P.O. Box 2549. Fort Myers. FL 33902-2549. in accordance with Rule
62-620.555. Florida Administrabve Code. The comments or request for a
public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be
received in the Department's South District Office within 30 days of publica-
tion of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meebng
within this bme period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person
may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule
62-620.555. Florida Administrative Code.
The comments of request for a public meeting must contain the following
information:
(a) The commenter's name, address. and telephone number: the appli-
cant's name and address: the Department permit file number: and the
county in which the project is proposed:
(b)A statement of how and when notice of the Department's action or
proposed action was received:
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making
the final decision:
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification
of the Department's action or proposed action: and
(e) If desired. a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a
statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meet-
ing.


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374802 CN 12/30/10;01/6,13,20/11



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jo Louise Harben and Jayme Claire
Collins, Trustees the holders of the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. he 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
838 2007 1154429-A0000020300 Lytrees Hope and
Warren H. Hope, Jr.
The Northeast 14 of the Northwest 14 of the Southwest 14 of the Southwest
/4 of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Flori-
da. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30.00 feet
thereof, also subject to an easement for canal of the North 30.00 feet
thereof Also known as Lot 429, Pioneer Plantation, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 20il, which is
the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


1374798 CN 12/30/10:01/6.13.20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


If a public meebng is scheduled, the public comment period is extended NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
unbl the close of the public meeting. However, the Department may not al- HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
ways grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore. written comments
should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this nobce. even if a Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council
public meebng is requested. will hold a regular meeting Thursday, January 6th, 2011, beginning at 3:00
p.m. at the Clewiston Museum, 109 Central Ave., Clewiston, FL 33445. If a
If a public meeting is held. an person may submit oral or written state- quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, January 13th,
ments and data at the public meebng on the Department's proposed acbon. 2011 at 3:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is
As a result of significant public comment. the Department's final action may accessible by the disabled.
be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit.
Ifa person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
The permit application file and supporting data are available for public in- to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a
section during normal business hours. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Monday record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to
through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department's South District Of ensure that a verbabm record of the proceedings is made, which record in-
fice. 2295 Victoria Ave. Suite 364. Ft. Myers. Florida 33901-3881, at phone cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
number (239)332-6975.
374632 CN 12/30/2010 Hendry County


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scripbon of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
666 2007 1274329-01000G20360 Martha Singleton
From the intersecbon of the South line of Secbon 9, Township 44 South,
Range 29 East, with the centerline of SR 29, run N 3 degrees 45 minutes
W along the centerline Of SR 29 a distance of 350 feet to Point of Begin-
ning; thence 86 degrees 42 minutes East 450 feet; South 3 degrees 45
minutes East 125 feet; South 86 degrees 42 minutes West 450 feet;
North 3 degrees 45 minutes West 125 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Less the Westerly 100 feet for right of way of SR 29. Being in Secton 9,
Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, commonly
known as Business Lots 36 through 40, inclusive, Section G-2, LaBelle
Ranchettes.
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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374284 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


Tourist Development Council
Karson Turner, Chairman
374388 CN 12/30/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scription of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
1974 2007 1074433-03000030130 Alda Freyre
17501 NE 9th Street
N. Miami Beach, Florida 33162
Lot 13 in Block 3, Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 4, pages 1 and 2 of the 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Buder
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374328 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II 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
1308 2007 1-22-44-32-010-0032-0010 Jorge L. Vazquez &
Ivanna Martin
Lot 1, Block 32, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, pages 37, 38, and 39 of the 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-
scnribed 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


1374314 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circut Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing 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 DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2541 2007 2-02-43-29-400-0004-0040 Saraswattle Howard/
Sabitree Bhagwandin
Lots 14 and 15, Block 4, LABELLE PARK, according to the map or plat there-
of, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 25, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374319 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holder of the follow-
ing 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
978 2007 1134432-A0000060000 Diana De La Rosa and
Carlos Fernandez
The West 12 of the Northwest 14 of the Northwest 14 of the Northeast 14
of the Northeast /4 of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the
North 80 feet thereof Subject to an easement for an access road of the
West 30 feet thereof Also known As Tract 5680, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the District One Office until 2:00 RM. on Thursday,
January 20, 2011, for the following Proposals:
E1J24- A Certificaton of Qualification is not required for Cleaning and Re-
shaping Roadside and Outfall Ditches in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sara-
sota Counties. Budget Estimate: $316,000.00
E1J25- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Road and Bridge
Sweeping in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $188,000.00
E1J26- A Certification of Quaification is not required for Tree Trimming and
Removal in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $42,000.00
E1J27- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Ditch Cleaning,
Shoulder and Slope Repair in Manatee & Sarasota Countes. Budget Est-
mate: $80,000.00
Complete letbng advertisement informaon for this project is available on
our website at httpo://www.dot.stata.fl.us/contractsadministrationdistnrictlf:
or by calling (863) 519-2559.
374066 CN 12/30/2010 1/6/2011


EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
JANUARY 2011
LANDOWNERS MEETING
&
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boun-
daries of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PRO-
TECTION DISTRICT that pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the
landowners of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION DISTRICT will be held on Friday, January 14, 2011 at
10:00 a.m. in University of Florida/IFAS- Everglades Research and Educa-
ton Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430, for the fol-
lowing purposes:
1. Receiving reports on the water shortage and taking such action with
respect thereto as the landowners may determine;
2. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the
meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence at 9:00 a.m. prior to
the Landowners Meeting and the purpose of this meeting is to transact any
and all business that may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Super-
visors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which te appeal is to be
based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, be-
cause of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District's
Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar
days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this Friday, 17th day of December, 2010.
BY Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District
374218 CGS/CB 12/30/2010 1/6/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certifiate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
N VEAD ESCRIP-DTD.


TION WHICH ASSESSED
2611 2007 2184329-06000050010 E


Lots 1 through 14, Block 5, Royal Palm Estates 6
thereof Recorded in Plat Book 1, page 37, Public Rec
Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owne
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of re
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, St
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBe
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of.
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.



374310 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and
the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
1825 2007 1354432-A0001530000 Holly Corrales Tallant
The North 1/ of the Northeast /4 of the Southwest 1/ of the Northwest '1
of the Southwest 14 of Section 35, 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 Lot 3749, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374327 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jo Louise Harben/Jayme Claire Col-
lins Tmstees holder of the following certificate has filed said certficat 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 fol
lows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
678 2007 1-15-44-29-AOO-0002-0300 Carl Pendry & Diana Pendry
Begin at the Northwest corner of Section 15; thence N 90 00'00" E,
1799.82 feet, thence S 01 0240" E, 4928.90 feet to the point-of-beginning;
thence S 89 56'05" E, 660.00 feet; thence N 00 03'55" E, 165.00 feet;
thence N 89 56'05" W, 660.00 feet; thence S 00 03'55" W, 165.00 feet to
the point-of-beginning, in Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 29 East,
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374822 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Baroara 5. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Elizabeth G. Mack and
Dana Brown Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
according to the plat tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
cords of Hendry County, certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:

d by prior owner CERT NAME IN
cord. NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3026 2007 4104329-03021330130 Somnia E. McDonald and
ate of Florida. Everton McDonald
to law, the property de- Lot 13, Block 2133, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof record-
;t bidder at the Clerk's ed in Plat Book 3, page 63, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
lie, Florida, at 11:00
January, 2011 which 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.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
Hendry County, Florida 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing 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
1228 2007 1154432-A0002300000 Diana De La Rosa
The South 1/2 of the South-
east 14 of the Southeast /4 of the Northeast /4 of
The Southeast /4 of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry
County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30
feet thereof Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 25
feet thereof Also known as Tract 2721, Montura RanchEstates, an unre-
corded 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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he worked in an automobile body shop, it
seemed natural for him to build a replica of
the airplane mailbox.
25 An Okeechobee couple were ar-
rested in Buckhead Ridge after they alleg-
edly purchased 15 prescription pills during
a reverse sting operation conducted by the
Glades County Sheriff's Office (GCSO). En-
rique, 33, and Dorothy Paredes, 45, were
listed at a U.S. 441 S.E. address. They were
arrested Wednesday, Nov. 3, on one count
of purchase of a controlled substance each.
Each was booked into the Glades County
Jail under a bond of $25,000.

December
2 "Veteran's Day" is a wonderful time
to honor those men and women who have
served in the military, but Keenagers (over
50 y.o.a. of First Baptist Church) felt that one
day was not enough to let these veterans
know how much we appreciate them. So, at
their regular meeting, veterans were invited
to a special program and luncheon in their
honor. Veterans and guests were greeted
with signs on the Fellowship Hall doors,
flanked by flags that read "Welcome Vets,
We Appreciate You!"
Bob Way, who served in the Korean War,
opened the program by singing "The Na-
tional Anthem" followed by the Pledge of Al-
legiance. Rev. Earl Cline, pastor of Palmdale
Baptist Church, asked God's blessing on the
food and families of the vets and guests.
9 After nine years of working narcotics,
a detective with the Glades County Sheriff 's
Office (GCSO) said prescription pill abuse
adds not only to the crime rate, but the death
rate. "In the last 18 months I've seen an in-
crease in pill usage," said the detective. "It's
really the worst I've seen in a long time. It's
out of control."
16 Two months have passed since a
Glades County school bus carrying 49 chil-
dren was struck by a semi-truck at the in-
tersection of US 27 and 10 St. From that day,
officials for the city and for the county have
been strongly requesting that the Florida De-
partment of Transportation make the light
at the intersection operational 24/7. Having
followed up with the situation, the Glades
County Democrat was given more informa-
tion regarding the light. A study of the inter-
section has been under way by the FDOT
and will not be done until the first of the
new year. The results of the study could lead
to either having the light operational 24/7 or
having the light removed entirely. Having the
light removed entirely from the intersection
is not acceptable to the residents of Glades
County.
23* Glades and Hendry County Volun-
teer Firefighters had their State mandated
Live Burn classes on Saturday, Dec. 18. Neal
Chapman, lead instructor and retired Miami
Beach Firefighter/Paramedic/Instructor, set
up classes to combine both counties as the
fire crew work together frequently. This way
all the Firefighters know how to work togeth-
er with less confusion as to what's expected
and the job is done safely and effectively.
The safety aspect is the most important part
of the training and is stressed constantly.


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Hendry-Glades Audubon/SFWMD Bird Tours Flying High After 5 Years

Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts have enjoyed bird watching


BY GABE MARGASAK
SFWMD
The South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) and its partners at the Hendry-Glades
Audubon Society recently celebrated five years of
bird watching tours in a wetland that cleans wa-
ter flowing to the Everglades.
The popular trips featuring recreation on pub-
lic land at Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) 5
will continue in 2011.
"Within the massive effort to improve water
quality and the environment in the Everglades,
there are special places such as STA-5 that allow
us to meld restoration with recreation," said Tom-
my Strowd, SFWMD Deputy Executive Director of


Operations and Maintenance.
"Residents benefit not only from cleaner wa-
ter but by being able to enjoy the outdoors on
public land."
Audubon volunteers, with support from the
District, have led 108 individual tours with more
than 4,250 birders and photographers from across
the world at the site in Hendry County. Stormwa-
ter Treatment Areas are the water cleaning work-
horses of Everglades restoration, and many have
become renowned havens for wildlife.
More than 187 species of birds from endan-
gered Everglades snail kites to great egrets and
tens of thousands of individual birds have been
documented at STA 5 alone.
To enhance the experience at the wetland, the


District constructed a multipurpose bird watching
platform that is fully accessible to disabled resi-
dents and visitors.
"STA-5, 'the Birding Oasis of South Florida,'
is increasing in popularity with birders and pho-
tographers of all ages. Reservations for tours are
made by vacationing bird watchers months in ad-
vance," said Margaret England, President of the
Hendry Glades Audubon Society.
"On December 4, an American pipit was add-
ed to our ever increasing species list of migratory
and resident birds observed at the wetland."
England and a team of volunteers lead the
tours two Saturdays a month, with special events
in between. They recently hosted Danish birders,


and the tours earned a feature in the April 2009
edition of Birder's World Magazine.
The birding experience is not only limited to
guided tours. Many Audubon volunteers and tour
goers also participate in the Spring and Fall North
American Migration Count, the Great Backyard
Bird Count, the Big "0" Birding Festival and the
Christmas Bird Count.
The latest season of tours has already begun,
and trips are scheduled well into 2011.
Upcoming Birding Events:
*February 5 STA 5 Bird Tour
*February 19-21 Great Backyard Bird Count
-March 23-26 Big "0" Birding Festival


Murder
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and take him into custody. According to
GCSO Captain Daryl Lewis, Mr. Suleiman
was shot one time in the left side of the
chest with a .243 caliber rifle. GCSO reports
indicate that Mr. Suleiman died at the scene
shortly after being shot.
It should be noted that Capt. Lewis and
Koty Lewis are not related.
An arrest report by Sgt. Baker
states that Mr. Suleiman, his
wife Cynthia, and Mr. James
went to a mobile home on
Red Barn Road to take Koty
Lewis into custody. When they
arrived they found the front
gate to the property closed
and locked.
They saw a Dodge pickup
coming their direction, but as
it neared the gate the driver of
the truck stopped and then be-
gan to back up.
Thinking Koty Lewis was
in the vehicle, they crossed the Koty
gate and followed the truck to
a small trailer. Sgt. Baker then
stated that Mr. James saw Koty Lewis come
from behind the trailer and that he was
armed with a rifle.
The man then pointed the gun at the
three bondsman and told them to get off the
property. Mr. James reportedly told Sgt. Bak-
er that Koty Lewis knew who he was and
that the bondsman was looking for him.
Lewis then began to run and Mr. and
Mrs. Suleiman gave chase and, in about 2
to 5 minutes, Mr. James reportedly told the
detective he heard a gunshot and Mrs. Sulei-
man scream.
"He's definitely a runner. He's known by
all law enforcement to be a runner," said
Sgt. Baker of Koty Lewis. "They've been try-
ing to pick him up for several weeks."
Capt. Lewis said Mr. Suleiman was armed
with a handgun and chased Koty Lewis
into a nearby pasture. At some point Koty
Lewis stopped running and turned to face
the bondsman, said Capt. Lewis, and raised
his rifle. Mr. Suleiman, at that point, stopped
and raised his hands in the air with his hand-


gun apparently dangling from his thumb.
"Mr. Suleiman gave chase into a cow pas-
ture," said the GCSO captain. "Lewis turned
with the rifle and fired one round. He (Mr.
Suleiman) threw up his hands (as if giving
up) but Lewis shot him anyway."
Sgt. Baker's report stated that Glades
County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon and GCSO
Deputy David Springman found Koty Lewis
a short time later hiding under the porch of
a building at Chappy's Hunt Camp on S.R.
78, east of Old Lakeport Road. The detec-
live's report states that Sheriff
Whiddon was able to coax
Lewis out from under the
porch. The bolt action rifle
was found later near some
-.--- cow pens -- about 150 yards
from where Mr. Suleiman was
shot, said Capt. Lewis.
"The rifle was still loaded
with one in the chamber and
four in the magazine," said
the captain. "He (Koty Lewis)
had two more live rounds in
his pockets."
Capt. Lewis went on to
say that when Koty Lewis
Lewis was taken into custody a
glass smoking pipe contain-
ing a white residue was found in his pocket.
The residue was field tested and indicated a
positive result for the presence of metham-
phetamine, added the captain.
The captain added that although Koty
Lewis has been arrested several times he's
never done anything like this.
"Nothing violent -- it's all traffic (charges)
and meth charges," Capt. Lewis said.
A records check shows that Koty Lewis is
currently serving two years on drug offender
probation after being arrested in Hendry
County in July of this year on a felony charge
of possession of methamphetamine.
Koty Lewis has also been arrested in
Glades County on felony charges of fleeing
and eluding a law enforcement officer, along
with misdemeanor charges of resisting a law
enforcement officer without violence and
criminal mischief.
GCSO records also show that Koty Lewis'
driver's license has been suspended and he
has been classified as a habitual traffic of-
fender.


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