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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Clewiston news
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston, Fla.
Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: December 11, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
Coordinates: 26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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News in
briefs

Downtown Clewiston
City Market
The City Market, sponsored
by the Clewiston Chamber
of Commerce and the City of
Clewiston Recreation Depart-
ment, is located at the Civic Park
right in the middle of town. The
City Market will be held on Dec.
20, Jan. 17 and Feb. 21 from 8
a.m. to 12 noon. We invite you
to come to the City Market to
visit with your neighbors, meet
our local farmers and busi-
nesses, and enjoy a morning
of food, fun and friendship. If
your pet is friendly, so are we!
Bring your furry well-behaved
and leashed best friend for a
visit to the Market. For vendor
information please contact the
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce at 863-983-7979 or the
Youth Center at 863-983-1492.

Community
Christmas Dinner
Saturday, Dec. 13, at 12
noon, is the community Christ-
mas dinner for seniors at the
John Boy Auditorium. All se-
niors are invited to come and
celebration with us! Commis-
sioner Janet Taylor is coordinat-
ing it with the local churches,
businesses and other elected
officials. Volunteers are needed
to help decorate, serve food,
and clean up. Last year, a num-
ber of our youth were blessed
with helping to serve and min-
ister to this special age group
of people. Things are tight,
but working together, we can
make this happen. Donations
are being sought to help cover
the expense of decorating, food
and for small love gifts to the
seniors. If you can help in any
way, please call Janet Taylor at
863-228-0612.

Public Meeting
Notice
A public meeting of the
Board of Directors for Florida's
Heartland Rural Economic De-
velopment Initiative, Inc. and

See Briefs Page 14


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Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928
umber 23 Thursday, Decer


A day in the life: The job of a Clewiston officer


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Officer Taylor, also known as Officer Hightower, was called to a local clothing depart-
ment to investigate a theft caught on video by the store's surveillance equipment.



On Hightower's beat


Local officer pa-
trols Clewiston
streets
By Jose Jesus
Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- Clewiston
is a fairly quiet town -- strictly
speaking.
Officers during the day shift
have little to contend with on
their patrols; but that isn't a
bad thing.
The city is divided fairly sim-
ply in two: the north side and
the south side, divided by Sug-
arland Highway. Typically, the
north side is quiet, with very
few calls to that area; so offi-
cers might focus more of their
time on the south side.
Last Friday, Officer Julius
Taylor patrolled the streets,


and noted the tranquility on
the north side.
"You can hear the birds
singing over here," he said.
Everyone know him by his
nickname, Officer Hightower.
Movie fans of the 1980s might
remember the character as the
looming figure of the comical
"Police Academy" films. Stand-
ing above six feet, the name is
an apt description.
Officer Hightower has been
in law enforcement for 22
years.
"It's always been my calling
to be a public servant," he said,
driving through town in search
of any illegal activity. "I mainly
try to watch out for residents."
Sometimes, he catches the
speeders zipping into town,
who don't realize they should
slow down.
And he hears all the regular
excuses even the bathroom


emergencies.
"'I have a preference of
bathrooms. I don't use McDon-
ald's, but I use Burger King,"'
they might say.
The officer just shakes his
head.
His shift is between 6 a.m.
and 6 p.m. On most days, at
least two officers patrol the
city.
A few hours before his shift
ended, the officer received a
call about a possible robbery
that had happened the night
before.
Two women were captured
on video shoplifting at the
Bealls Outlet. Their own kind
of relay race, the two women
passed a wire cutter back and
forth while snipping the secu-
rity devices off shoes and other
clothing.
Employees thought they had
See Beat Page 14


Farmers




look to


the

Sugar deal remains
unfair to the
average grower,
farmers say
By Nina G. Wills
INI Florida
As the deadline for finalizing
the contract between the South
Florida Water Management
District and U.S. Sugar quickly
approaches, area farmers are
asking the district to avoid the
unintentional consequences of
this deal which may hurt their
businesses.
"The people we represent
should not be the unintended
consequence of a lofty environ-
mental goal executed by a bad
business deal," said George
Wedgworth, president and CEO
of Sugar Growers' Cooperative,
in a letter to the district on Dec.
2 asking the governing board
reconsider the deal.
Local farmers have stressed
that they are not questioning
U.S. Sugar's prerogative to sell
180,000 acres of its land to the
district, but are challenging the
land lease rates of $50 an acre
which they believe are unrea-
sonably low and will eliminate
competition in the sugar cane
industry.
"There is no justifiable ur-
gency that requires you to rush
this matter. There is noth-


tate

ing to be lost and much to be
gained by including everyone
in this discussion," Wedgworth
wrote.
There has been no formal
response by the SFWMD to the
Sugar Cooperative's concerns
according to Barbara Miedema,
vice president of public affairs
& communications.
"I think they (the district)
got the message loud and
clear," said Miedema, referring
to the outpouring of public
comments against the deal at
the governing board's meeting
Dec. 2.
Wedgworth and other farm-
ers are supportive of restoring
the Everglades and point to
their active role in preserving
the Everglades Agricultural Area
800,000 acres of muck lands
south of Lake Okeechobee.
"We understand that in or-
der to continue farming in this
ecologically sensitive region we
must be stewards of the land
and environment," Wedgworth
said.
The Everglades Agricultural
Area Protection Division was
established in 1989 and is a tax-
ing body that charges agricul-
tural landowners an annual tax
of $5 an acre to fund research in
environmental issues. In recent
years, the EPD has collaborated
with the SFWMD to improve
the water quality by reducing
See Farmers Page 14


Man charged with a hammer beating


Deputies: Relation-
ship issues lead to
violent confrontation

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON Deputies say
a lovers' spat turned dangerous
when one of the men pulled out
a hammer and started beating
the other in the head with it.
Authorities arrived at the
scene to find the victim's head
and face bloodied after the tu-


mult, arresting Timothy Thomas,
22, of Pahokee. He was charged
with aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon.
The incident happened in the
early morning hours of Dec. 4 on
Kentucky Avenue in Harlem, ac-
cording to a report released by
the Hendry County Sheriff's Of-
fice.
The victim, a 24-year-old
Clewiston man, had a bloody
mouth and a cut above his left
eye, complaining of a headache,
when deputies arrived.
Before being taken to Hen-
dry Regional Hospital for treat-


ment, the victim told deputies he
wished to pursue charges against
his attacker.
Thomas was located else-
where in Harlem and taken to
the sub-station, where he was
booked and arrested.
At the hospital, the victim told
deputies that he and Thomas,
who have been dating on and off
for the last eight years, got into
a heated argument after Thomas
allegedly shot him an aggressive
look.
"Quit trying me. You are go-
ing to make me kill you," the
suspect is reported to have told


the victim.
Hoping to cool the situation,
the victim went home, and re-
ceived numerous phone calls
from the suspect. After approxi-
mately 15 calls, the victim agreed
to meet the suspect outside.
The two continued arguing
about their relationship for the
next hour and half, deputies
said.
That's when the suspect
pulled out a yellow and black
hammer and hit the victim in the
right jaw, shattering one of his
teeth. The victim said he blacked
out twice before it was all over,


coming to to find the suspect
yelling at him.
"I love you. I am going to kill
you!"
After the victim broke away
and ran to his house to yell for
his mother, the suspect suppos-
edly left with the hammer.
The victim provided police
with an accurate description of
the suspect, but the hammer
was not recovered.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
comn.


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New fossils on display


Clewiston Museum
hosts new artifacts

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON In a rear
room of the Clewiston Museum,
display cases hold the remains
of ancient monsters: giant crea-
tures with more than a passing
resemblance to elephants, and
sloths and horses.
Tiny shards of shark teeth,
razor sharp, are neatly laid out
next to the washboard-teeth of
another long-gone beast. But
the real interesting piece is the
mastodon skull, laid out in the


sand, with its tusks, now bro-
ken in several pieces, extending
many feet.
The immensity of the fossils
cannot be conveyed through
photos, but by standing directly
next to the impressive skel-
etal remains. And that's exactly
what the museum operators
want the community to take
advantage of the collection.
The neat thing about the
displays is that nearly every
animal featured was found in
and around the Hendry County
area. The artifacts offer a new
perspective into a historical sto-
ry that ended perhaps as long
ago as half a million years in


"Ninety percent of the fossils
were once residents of Hendry
County," said Butch Wilson,
museum curator.
Credit for the artifacts goes
to Mark Renz, the author of
several books highlighting the
prehistoric era. Mr. Renz con-
ducts fossil expeditions in Cen-
tral and South Florida. Many of
his books feature photos of fos-
sils that were recovered in this
region.
Speaking about the fossils,
Mr. Wilson takes on an expres-
sive interest into re-telling the
stories of the ancient animals.
Mastodons roamed freely in


the past. See Fossils Page 14


INI/Ashley Smith
Fossils
Mastodon and Mammoth fossils seen at the Clewiston
Museum are displayed as proof that these large crea-
tures once roamed here in Hendry County.


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Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty,
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it.


Reno Aldeus, 27


'Belle Glade
'Robbery by
sudden snatching
without a firearm or
weapon
Arrested Dec 8
Released Dec.
8 under his own
recognizance


Derrick Beckford, 25
'Belle Glade
'Burglary
of occupied
conveyance
SKidnap false
imprisonment -
adult
Arrested Dec. 7
No bond has been
set for release

Christopher Peterson, 36

'South Bay
SSmuggle
contraband into
-- prison inmate
d^ I^ introduce remove or
.-F possess
Arrested Dec. 3
Bond has been set
to $6,000


Tige Holt, 38
*South Bay
*Smuggle
contraband into
prison inmate
introduce remove or
possess
Arrested Dec. 4
No bond has been
set for release

Jessica L. Ray-Pagan, 27
*Clewiston
SLarceny theft is
between $300 to
$5,000
'Dealing in stolen
property
Arrested Nov. 26
Arrested by Deputy
J. Hunt

Theadore R. Henry, 20

-Clewiston
'Larceny theft is
between $300 to
$5,000
Arrested Dec 3
Arrested by Sgt.
Scruggs


Shawn M. Dykes, 41

-Clewiston
'Larceny theft is
between $300 to
$5,000
Arrested Dec 2
Arrested by Lt. Joe
Lee


Pedro Reyna Jr., 20


'Clewiston
'VOP felony or
community control
Arrested Dec 6
Arrested by Deputy
J. Smith



Cornelius B. Hurst, 21


No picture
available


Donnie Donaldson, 49
'Belle Glade
-Weapon offense
SAggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
Arrested Dec. 3
Released Dec.
4 under his own
recognizance

Rigoberto Castaneda, 18


a


*Belle Glade
SVehicle theft-
grand 3rd degree
Arrested Dec. 8
Released Dec 8
under supervision


Brantley Sisnett, 26

*Pahokee
Larceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested Dec. 5
Released Dec. 5 on
$3,000 surety bond


Jairo Melendez, 31
'South Bay
Smuggle
contraband into
pnson inmate
introduce remove or
possess
Arrested Dec. 4
Bond has been set
to $3,000


Timothy Thompson, 45
SSouth Bay
'Smuggle
contraband into
pnson cellcular
phone portable
Communication
device
Arrested Dec. 8
Bond has been set
to $3,000

Raul P. Paniagua, 29


E Clewiston

community control
Arrested Dec. 1
Arrested by Deputy
G. Elver


James W. Sanford, 16
Belle Glade
'Battery on police
officer
*Possession of
marijuana with
intent to sell
Arrested Dec. 2
No bond has been
set for release

Rupert Barnett, 21
'Belle Glade
Battery on officer,
firefighter or emt
SPossession of a
control substance
without prescription
Arrested Dec 8
Bond has been set
to $18,000


Dorothy Nixon, 33

Pahokee
SLarceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested Dec. 5
Released Dec. 5 on
$3,000 surety bond


Shelia Nix, 45
'South Bay
'Possession of
cocaine 28 grams
less than 150 KG
'Trafficking in
cocaine 28 200
grams
Arrested Dec. 5
No bond has been
set for release

Bobby L. Laws, 54

'South Bay
-Burglary of
a structure or
conveyance
unarmed with
person inside
Arrested Dec. 5
Bond has been set
to $10,000

Timothy L. Thomas, 22

*Clewiston
'Aggravated battery
with a deadly
weapon
Arrested Dec. 4
Arrested by Deputy
N. Reed


*Clewiston
-Possession of
manjuana with
intent to sell,
manufacture or
deliver schedule
Arrested Dec. 4
Arrested by CPD
Detective Curtis
Clay


Joel J. Gomez, 26
SBelle Glade
*Cocaine traffic -
28 grams less than
150 KG cocaine or
mixture
Possession of
cocaine
Arrested Dec. 6
Released Dec. 7 on
$12,500 bond

Tavares Parker, 19

VOP Gradnd theft
motor vehicle;
fleeing or attempting
to elude marked
police car
Arrested Dec. 3
Released Dec.
4 under his own
recognizance


Robin Diamond, 34

*Pahokee
'Larceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested Dec. 5
Released Dec. 6 on
$3,000 surety bond


Terry Lampkin, 22

'South Bay
'Carrying a
concealed weapon -
firearm
Arrested Dec 7
Bond has been set
to $3,000



Steven G. Hill, 39
S..-. Clewiston
Non-moving traffic
violation driving with
a suspended license
third or subsequent
offense
Arrested Dec. 1
Arrested by Deputy
N. Kirk

Willie E. Carter Jr., 28



'VOP: felony or
community

Arrested by Deputy
G. Elver


Norman Dukes, 39


No picture
available


*Belle Glade
* Battery touch or
strike
*Burglary with
assault or battery
Arrested Dec. 6
No bond has been
set for his release


Temisha Kelly, 35


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admk


'Belle Glade
SResist officer -
with violence
*Failure to appear
for misdemeanor
offense
Arrested Dec. 7
Bond has been to
$3,250


Tameika C. Powell, 29

'Pahokee
SLarceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested Dec. 5
Released Dec. 6 on
$3,000 surety bond



Crime Stoppers


The Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office is seeking assis-
tance from the public in locating
the following wanted fugitive as
of December 12.
Darius King, age 41, also
known as Popeye or Debo, is a
black male with black hair and
brown eyes. He is 6 feet 2 inches
tall and weighs approximately
240 pounds. King has tattos on
both arms.
King's last known address
is listed as W. Ave. "A" in Belle
Glade. His last known occupa-
tion was a laborer.


Reese Benjamin, 31

'Belle Glade
'Violation of
probation: Driving
without a licence
suspended, revoked
or cancelled, felony
Arrested Dec 8
SReleased Dec. 8 on
$3,000 surety bond


Terry Ramad, 24


*Belle Glade
'Battery on
program officer or
staff
*Robbery with
firearm
Arrested Dec. 2
No bond has been
set for release


Antameka Jackson, 18

'Pahokee
-Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
Arrested Dec. 2
Released Dec 2 on
$3,000 surety bond


He is wanted on felony charg-
es burglary of a
structure or con- -
veyance; crimi-
nal mischief.i
Anyone with
information on
thewhereabouts
of this wanted
fugitive is asked
to contact the
Crime Stoppers Darius King
at 1-800-458-
TIPS (8477) or
online at www.crimestopper-
spbc.com.


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Andres Garcia-Ramos, 25

'Clewiston
Battery touch or
strike
'Burglary with
assault or battery
Arrested Dec. 1
Arrested by CPD
Officer Green


Tiwan Butts, 18

'South Bay
'Aggravated battery
offender knew/
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Arrested Dec. 9
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Speak Out
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www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to clewnews@newszap.com or call 863-983-9140,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
UNEMPLOYMENT: Hendry County unemployment is around 15
percent and yet we need guest workers, plus United Way Agencies
helped about 40 percent of the people in Hendry and Glades counties.
Where are these people when jobs go to guest workers?


Clubs and organizations


AA. and N.A. Meetings
A.A. and N.A. meetings are
being held regularly on Mondays
and Tuesdays beginning at 7 p.m.
These meetings will be held at
the Clewiston Gospel Ministries
on 6800 Flaghole Rd. For further
information please contact Gene
at 863-983-4437.

Senior citizens
Are you looking for a place to
meet new people, have fun and
socialize? The Senior Citizens
group of Clewiston extends an in-
vitation to persons age 60 or over
to join us for our monthly potluck
luncheon at 12 noon on Monday,
Dec. 15, at the Clewiston Youth


Center building. The dues are $3
per person per year plus a dona-
tion of $1 per person per month
to help pay for the cost of meat,
drinks and paper supplies. So,
bring your appetite and join us
to help celebrate the Christmas
season. For more information call
863-805-2825

Toys for Kids fishing
tournament
It is time for the 18th Annual
Toys for Kids fishing tournament
in Clewiston on Lake Okeecho-
bee. This event will be held on
Sunday Dec. 14. from safe light to
3 p.m. Team entry will be $50 and
2 unwrapped toys. This is a very


important tournament for every-
one to support. We have always
had a great turnout for this event
and gathered a lot of toys for the
kids in the Clewiston area. Given
the state of economic affairs we
are faced with this year I know its
tough but that make it even more
important for us to try to partici-
pate in this event and provide a
special Christmas for all the Kids.
Bring lots of toys!

Guardian ad Litems
needed
You're the only one who ever
listened to me or asked my opin-
ion. --Andrea, 8, said that during
her GAL's monthly visit


Are you flexible, open-minded
and interested in advocating for
a child? Only 65 percent of Hen-
dry County children taken from
their homes due to allegations of
abuse or neglect have a volunteer
Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to pro-
tect their interests.
A GAL volunteer has the op-
portunity to be a champion for an
abused, neglected or abandoned
child in court and within the com-
munity-strongly supported by
program staff.
New Guardian ad Litem vol-
unteer training begins soon in
LaBelle.
For information, to apply, or
to ask how your business or or-
ganization can help, call 863-234-
9506.


Letters to the Editor


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Years of dedicated service
Longtime school board member Pat Langford, left, pre-
sented outgoing Superintendent of Schools Tom Conner
with a plaque recognizing is 38 1/2 years of service to the
students of Hendry County schools. Mr. Conner was se-
lected to complete Ed Upthegrove's term after his sudden
demise in the Spring of 2000.


Local Weather Forecast
Weather Forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service.
Clewiston and surrounding areas:
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with
a high near 79. Windy, with a south wind between 16 and 23 mph,
with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low
around 62. Southwest wind around 13 mph. Chance of precipitation
is 30%.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. West wind between 11
and 13 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. North wind
around 11 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind around
11 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.






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Elections
How pathetic our local Repub-
lican leaders have turned out to
be! Kristina Kulpa refusing to ad-
mit defeat, and willing to cost one
of the poorest counties in Florida
thousands of dollars for a recount
election, because she lost by 5
votes. When you lose by 1 vote
you still lose, sorry Ms. Kulpa, a
poor loser is really pathetic! Let's
not forget our great sheriff, who
would take his car to Georgia and
sell it, just to keep the new Sheriff
from being able to use it, and this
bought with the tax payers mon-
ey! No other word but PATHETICI
Thank God the people of Hendry
County and the U.S. have finally
woken up!
Sam Rodriguez

Home and vehicle
burglaries
Although our crime rate re-
mains among the lowest any-
where, I have seen a slight bump
in recent weeks in home and auto


burglary. Most likely, this is a com-
bination of economic troubles
and the normal spike in home
burglaries during the Christmas
Holiday Season. The most trou-
bling aspect to come to my atten-
tion through the current increase
is the fact that most home owners
do not have a listed inventory of
their belongings. Most of the time
the owner is not even sure what
all is missing, because they're not
sure of what they had. Therefore
recovering their property is virtu-
ally impossible.
The most help a citizen can
give us in this respect is to adhere
to the following guidelines:
A.) Maintain a running inven-
tory of all items in their homes.
B.) Include serial / model
numbers when available. Include
accurate descriptions
C.) Take photos if at all pos-
sible.
D.) Retain purchase / receipt
information.
E.) Install and use deadbolts.
F.) Remember that firearms
tend to attract more burglars than


they deter.
G.) Own and USE a good /
heavy duty fireproof safe. Keep
jewelry & other small valuables
inside.
H.) Cash is insured in the bank.
It is not insured in your home.
1.) In my personal experience,
large dogs are the best deterrent
to break-ins.
J.) Never leave valuables vis-
ible inside the vehicle. Keep it
locked.
K.) Auto and Home alarms are
helpful.
L.) Be mindful of who you
invite into your home. Usually a
burglar has been a guest in the
victim's home before.
M.) Try not to display Christ-
mas gifts directly underneath a
window visible to a passerby.
No deterrent is fool proof,
but any is better than none at all.
Most of all, if you plan on being
out of town, let your local police
department know. Most of us of-
fer home patrol at no cost for the
duration of the homeowner's
absence. Our department checks


you property a minimum of twice
daily.
And please, please if you re-
turn home and find yourself a vic-
tim of a home burglary or theft.
Leave your home quickly without
disturbing anything. Phone the
police from a neighbor or use
your cell phone. Contamination
of the scene is the most common
difficulty we see in a burglary.
Homeowners almost always go
through the home and handle
evidence prior to police arrival.
Besides, it is always possible the
burglar is still in your home.
This is not an exhaustive list
of preventive ideas. However, the
Clewiston Police Department will
be glad to come by your home
and evaluate your property and
offer tips based upon your unique
situation. Call the office between
the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
week days to make an appoint-
ment. We will be happy to come
help you with this.
Thanks to all.
Don R. Gutshall
Chief of Police


General News and Information


No Trash Pickup
There will be no trash or Re-
cycle (Port LaBelle) pick up on
Thursday, December 25, 2008
or January 1, 2009 due to the
Christmas and New Year's day
holidays.
Normal pick up will resume
the next scheduled day. Transfer
stations in both Clewiston and
LaBelle will also be closed.
Please call 863-675-5252 if you
have any questions.

Pre-file for Ag
Classification
The Hon. Kristina A. Kulpa,
Hendry County Property Apprais-
er, announces that her office is
now taking pre-files for 2009 for
the Agriculture Classification.
Do You Have a Commercial
Ag Business? Have you recently
made any changes to this busi-
ness/land? If you answered yes
then here are a few things you
MUST remember.
*Agricultural Classifications
are not transferable.
New owners of agricultural
lands must apply in order to re-
ceive an agricultural classifica-
tion
If the status of the land
changes in any way, it is the re-
sponsibility of the taxpayer to
notify our office.
If you have any questions or
concerns regarding Agricultural
Classification please feel free to
contact Karen Robinson, our
Agriculture Specialist, at 863-
675-5270 or visit our web site at
www.hendryprop.org.

File for 2009 Tax
Savings Early
Honorable Kristina Kulpa
would like all Hendry County
property owners to know that
the deadline for filing any 2009
Homestead Exemption, limited
income Senior Exemption or Ag-
ricultural Classification is March
2, 2009. Ms. Kulpa wants every-


one to be sure that they apply for
these benefits before the dead-
line so her office is now accept-
ing applications for early filing of
your 2009 homestead and porta-
bility benefits.
Avoid the rush in January
and February when Senior Ex-
emption (limited income) and
the Agricultural classification
applications will begin to be ac-
cepted.
You can go to our website
www.hendryprop.org and down-
load your application form. By
doing this you will be sure that
you have all necessary docu-
ments with you when you come
to the office to apply. Our offic-
es in Clewiston and LaBelle are
open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday thru Friday. If you need
additional information you can
call 863-983-1591 in Clewiston
and 863-675-5270 in Labelle.

Pre-file now for 2009
The Honorable Kristina Kul-
pa, Property Appraiser, would
like to remind you that you can
pre-file for your 2009 tax exemp-
tions now. You do not have to
wait until January 2, 2009 to file.
If you file early you can avoid the
rush, the waiting in line and per-
haps even forgetting to file and
missing out on the exemption.
Both of our office locations
maintain the same hours 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Please stop by during
those hours and put your filing
for tax exemptions behind you.
If you have any questions on
pre-filing for 2009 you can call
our office in LaBelle at 863-675-
5270 or toll free in Clewiston at
863-983-3178. You can also go to
our website www.hendryprop.
org for additional information.

The Caloosa Humane
Society has 'School
Year Hours'
Please make note of the busi-
ness hours change as follows:
*Tuesday through Friday: 12
p.m. to 5 p.m.


*Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Surgery days will remain the
same as always:
*8 a.m. to 9 a.m. drop-off of
scheduled pets for surgery
*2 p.m. to 4 p.m. pick-up of
pets after surgery
Surgery dates are posted in
the lobby of the shelter, on the
Web-site and in return auto-re-
sponse e-mails. Thank you and
we hope to see you all at the
shelter soon!


Sponsor a pet
People who love pets but can-
not adopt one for one reason or
another now have another way
to help. Caloosa Humane Soci-
ety has just added a feature to its
pet list on Petfinder.com called
Sponsor a Pet.
With a simple click of a but-
ton, a visitor can make a dona-
tion to a pet's care. To see pets
available to sponsor, visit www.
dogncat.petfinder.com.


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Pahokee moves on to state championship game


Smith scores three
touchdowns in state
semifinal win over
Frostproof

By Naji Tobias
IN[ Florida
FROSTPROOF The dynasty
continues in Blue Devil country.
After a 30-0 beatdown of Frost-
proof last Friday night, the Paho-
kee Blue Devils are headed to
their sixth straight Class 2B state
championship game.
They'll be playing Ocala-Trinity
Catholic in the title game on Sat-
urday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m. in Orlando
at the Citrus Bowl.


Here's how they got there:
Blue Devils senior running
back Vincent Smith led the rush-
ing attack with 24 carries for 184
yards and three touchdowns.
He scored three of Pahokee's
four touchdowns in the game,
showing evidence of how good
the running game has been the
majority of season for them.
Smith score once each in the
game's first three quarters, effec-
tively obliterating any comeback
dreams that the Bulldogs may
have had.
The Michigan-bound athlete,
who now has 1,991 yards and
28 touchdowns heading into the
state title game, needs only nine
yards to join Clewiston's Darris


Hughes as the area's only 2,000-
yard rushers for the season.
Interestingly, with just one
game left in his landmark sea-
son, Smith now leads the area
in touchdowns, one more than
Glades Day's eighth grade run-
ning back Kelvin Taylor (27 TDs).
For head coach Blaze Thomp-
son, his formula for success has
done wonders for Pahokee head-
ing into the championship game.
Establishing the run to open
up the passing game proved to
be a very effective game plan yet
again, as evidenced by another
solid performance by De'Joshua
Johnson.
The junior standout, who re-
placed Nu'Keese Richardson and


Emmanuel Perez at quarterback
in Pahokee's 45-6 win over Uni-
versity two weeks ago, was 9-for-
19 passing with 123 yards and a
touchdown.
After Smith scored his third
and final touchdown in the third
frame, Johnson, the son of of-
fensive coordinator Jonathan
Johnson, heaved an 11-yard
touchdown throw to fellow ju-
nior Dennis Hall (one catch, 11
yards).
On the defensive front, the
Blue Devils allowed just 134 total
yards to Frostproof.
Amazingly, Pahokee's defen-
sive backs allowed just nine pass-
ing yards to the Bulldogs, though
their run defense allowed 125


yards in the game.
Quarterback D.J. Barnes was
just 2-for-12 passing with those
nine yards.
Now, for the final task in Paho-
kee's unforgettable season, they'll
have an opportunity to go 3-1 in
the head-to-head series against a
team that many predict will make
the championship game interest-
ing.
In the 2006 state title game,
Pahokee defeated Trinity Catholic
25-11, avenging a 37-30 champi-
onship loss a year earlier.
For the Blue Devils to avoid an
upset loss that has plagued many
of the state's top teams in the
playoffs this season, all they need
to do to play to their strengths.


With Johnson at the helm
and either Richardson or Perez
available to lead, there's a good
chance that history will be made
yet again in Pahokee.
How does five Class 2B titles in
six years sound?
It would be nothing short of
amazing, given the trials they had
to endure this season.
If nothing else, this win could
be the most important in the Blue
Devils storied history.
The victory could serve as a
capstone in honoring former out-
side linebacker Norman Griffith,
remembered as one of Pahokee's
fallen heroes.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


The Mayaimis Indian Nation on Lake Okeechobee


The Chosen Mounds
of the ancient tribe,
living and sand
mounds

By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The dark, swollen clouds filled
the sky and began to swing pon-
derously low in a slow, pendulum
motion before releasing their liq-
uid burden.
The clouds ruptured and burst,
sending torrents of water plung-
ing earthward in a grey deluge.
Flooded creeks, rivers and
lakes overflowed, enveloping the
Kissimmee River basin in a vast
sheet of flowing water.
The swirling waters cascaded
into Lake Okeechobee, carrying
a macabre parade of dead ani-
mals, scrubs and trees in its wet
tentacles.
The invasive waters over-
flowed the lake shoreline and
continued racing south like a liv-
ing creature homed to its ultimate
goal, the sea.
Custard apple forest and wil-
lows surrendered to the flowing,
fluid horde, and soon rivers and
creeks emerged from the dense
forest, inundating the surround-
ing landscape with water.
The lake expanded its bound-
aries beyond the old shorelines to
the Everglades, holding the for-
mer dry-lands hostage under its
watery grip.
Earthen mounds likened to is-


land fortresses remained aloof as
the inland sea sped southward.
This tale relates the impact that
seasonal rains had on the Mayai-
mis Indians.
Their culture and lives were
shaped and molded by the chang-
ing waters on Lake Okeechobee.
Its time to take "A Walk in The
Past," and examine some of the
Mayaimis mounds on the south
shores of Lake Okeechobee and
review the Mayaimis cuisine of
yesterday.
This tall tale will start at the
Chosen Mounds, but later edi-
tions will leapfrog around the
lake, as other mound locations
are described.
The Chosen mounds are locat-
ed close to Belle Glade and were
excavated in 1933, by anthropolo-
gists from the Smithsonian Insti-
tute and the state of Florida.
There were two mounds; the
Living mound and Sand mound.
The mounds were built on the
now obliterated Democratic Riv-
er.
The Living mound was built
inside the river fork and is about
100 by 150 yards in size.
It is called a living mound be-
cause the inhabitants lived on the
mound.
The excavation of this mound
revealed some insight into the
lives of the Mayaimis Indians.
There were many conch shells
found inside the mound.
Shells were some of the trade
items that the Calusa used when
bartering with the Mayaimis.
The large Conch and Whelk


sea shells served as multiple tools
for the Florida Indian nations.
Some of the items made from
the shells were: mortar pestles,
drinking cups, awls, hoes and
picks.
The hoe or pick were con-
structed by first drilling a hole
in the shell and then inserting a
wooden handle.
The lower, outer perimeter of
the Whelk shell is called the lip.
The Mayaimis removed it from
the shell and ground the edges
until they were sharp.
The finished piece was called
a Celt.
A handle was attached to the
Celt, giving it an ax like appear-
ance.
The purpose of the handle
was to provide leverage, which
gave the carver more chopping
power.
Sometimes, the Celt was used
as a scraper without the handle.
The Indians used the Celt
when constructing dugouts or
other wood projects.
Shark teeth were also found
in the living mound. The teeth
made great cutting tools.
Some were attached to a han-
dle and used as drills by spinning
the handle very fast or by using a
bow drill.
Various species of shark teeth
were used for detail carving.
Figures of birds, animals and
ornamented plaques with geo-
metric designs were found in the
Sand mound.
These detail carvings are the
product of a complex culture that


expressed their daily and religious
lives in art.
The bones of deer, turtles, fish
and birds were found inside the
Living mound.
Most readers probably aren't
surprised by this discovery, since
we still dine on the same critters
today.
However, our ole friend, Fon-
tanedo, leaves us with a mystery
when he writes about the Mayai-
mis cuisine on Lake Okeecho-
bee.
Fontanedo describes the food
that the Mayaimi Indians ate;
"They have bread of roots, which
is their common food the greater
part of the time; and because of
the lake, which rises in some sea-
sons so high that the roots cannot
be reached in consequence of
the water, they are for some time
without eating this bread.
"Fish is plenty and very good.
There is another root, like the truf-
fle over here, which is sweet; and
there are other different roots of
many kinds; but there is hunting,
either deer or birds, they prefer to
eat meat or fowl."
Some anthropologists think
Fontanedo was referring to the
Arrowroot, a palm that the Te-
questa, Seminoles and early set-
tlers used when making starchy
flour called coontiee."
However, Arrowroot requires
drier land and is generally found
further south in pine forest, which
excludes the shores of Lake
Okeechobee.
Other anthropologists believe
the bread may have been made


Speedway gets new owner Sports briefs


Racing location gears
up for its March 14,
2009 opening date in
Clewiston

By Jack Smith
whowon.com
CLEWISTON -- The United
Dirt Late Model Challenge Series
(UDLMCS) has purchased Hen-
dry County Speedway from cur-
rent operator Chris Ponsoldt.
The track will be renamed
Hendry County Motorsports Park
and a new web site is being put
together at www.hendrycoun-
tyracing.com.
A grand opening date is set for
weekend of March 14, 2009 with
a three day community event and
the 3rd Annual Ponce DeLeon
Classic being the highlight.
On the purchase of the facility
located in Clewiston Florida, Ken
Kinney stated, "I wanted to make
a statement that I am in and com-
mitted to dirt racing for the long
haul."
Ken Kinney's UDLMCS was a
huge success in 2008 with races
in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
Over 190 drivers from six
states raced in the series, which
received accolades from racing
media around the country, includ-
ing Circle Track Magazine.
Hendry County Motorsports
Park will feature Street Stocks,
Pure Stocks, 4 and 8 Cylinder
Bombers and Mini Stocks along
with special events with Modi-
fieds, Sprint Cars as well as the


Late Models.
"People not familiar with
South Florida may not under-
stand how well situated the track
is," Kinney said. The track is easily
accessible from both the east and
west coasts of Florida, taking in
the Fort Myers, Naples markets in
addition to the West Palm Beach
and Fort Lauderdale areas.
It should be pointed out the
very important role Chris Pon-
soldt played in the history of the
track.
When Steve Medinger the 42-
year-old owner of Hendry Coun-
ty Speedway died September
18, 2004 at the track, the future
seemed empty.
In the wake of four hurricanes
that devastated Florida, Med-
inger's family members tried to
sell the property and for a time it
appeared certain it would never
again be used for racing.
Chris Ponsoldt literally saved
the track from extinction by ar-
ranging the purchase and getting
the county behind the reopening.
Not bad for a man with no real
ties to racing.
Ken Kinney has already begun
the process of getting a viable
track surface, so important in the
operation of a dirt track.
"We are really close to getting
this together, we have bring in
major amounts of new dirt with
the help of local sponsors," Kin-
ney stated last week.
The staff is in the process of
being assembled and a market-
ing and sales team is already at
work.
One of the keystones of the


success of the United Dirt Late
Model Challenge Series has been
the effective use of media and a
solid promotion program and
fans can expect the same with the
Hendry County Motorsports Park.
The UDLMCS has re-tooled a
bit for 2009.
New Competition Director Ter-
ry Caton brings a wealth of racing
as well as business and marketing
knowledge to the series.
Race Director Billy Ausburn
will maintain the high level of pro-
fessionalism the series represents
with the expanded roles of assis-
tant Series Director and Tommy
Kelly returns as head of tech.
The media team from 2008
returns with the addition of Wall
& Associates heading up national
and corporate sales.
A four-race TV package is in
the formative stages and an an-
nouncement is expected soon
with the venues that will tele-
vised.
Hendry County Speedway
hosted two UDLMCS events
last year, both drawing record
crowds, and there are two events
scheduled for 2009.
On Saturday, December 6,
Hendry County Speedway held
its end-of-year event with awards
ceremonies and other activities
including eight divisions of rac-
ing.
The speedway is located at
9985 W U.S. Hwy 27 in Clewis-
ton.
For more information and to
join the HCMP mailing list use
this link: www.hendrycountyrac-
ing.com.


Annual Toys for kids

fishing tourney set
Anglers and Friends,
It is time for the 18th Annual
Toys For Kids fishing tournament
in Clewiston on Lake Okeechobee
on Sunday, Dec. 14 from Safelight
to 3 p.m.
Team entry is $50 and two un-
wrapped toys.
This is a very important tour-
nament for everyone to support.
We have always had a great
turnout for this event and gath-
ered a lot of toys for the kids in
the Clewiston area.
Given the state of economic af-
fairs we are faced with this year,
I know it's tough, but that makes
it even more important for us to
try to participate in this event and
provide a special Christmas for all
the kids.
Bring lots of toys!


from cattail roots, which can be
used to make flour.
One interesting plant that has
not been addressed is the Lotus
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pod.
The Lotus root is used in the
orient to make flour.
I was told by an ole cracker boy
that some Clewiston folks back in
the day ate the seeds found in the
lotus pod.
He said the nuts tasted like
pasticcio nuts.
The Mayaimis bread was so
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Mayaimis used it as a trade item
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and their locations in next week's
edition of "A Walk in The Past."
I hope you enjoyed this story.
Please contact the Clewiston
Museum if you have questions,
artifacts, pictures, or a "Whale
of a Tale" that you would like to
share.
The Museum's hours are from
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Margaret Gail Pullen, 72
MOORE HAVEN Margaret Gail
Pullen, passed away Sunday, Dec. 7,
2008, in Fort Myers. She was 72.
She was born July 17, 1936 in Mer-
cerville, Ohio, to Clarence Lee Mar-
tin and Ruby Kathleen (Workman)
Martin. Margaret was a resident of
the area since 1967. She was a
member of Ortona Fire Department
and was active in many other com-
munity activities.
She worked as school bus driver
for many years with Glades County
Pubic Schools, and also worked as a
paramedic for Glades County EMS.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, John Herman Pullen; and
son, Craig Douglas McQuaid.
Survivors include children, Keith
McQuaid, of Lake Worth, Teresa
Summeralls (Jimmy), of Ortona, and
DeWayne McQuaid (Rita), of Orto-
na; brothers, Carl Martin (Mary), of
WV, and Harold Martin, of Mobile,
Ala.; sister, Patricia Pappas, of Ga-
hanna, Ohio; grandchildren, Andria
Messer, Maria Tharp, Justin Summe-
rails, and Kayla McQuaid; great-
granddaughter, Jayden McQuaid;
and longtime companion, Aronia
Mosley.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Fri-
day, Dec. 12, 2008 at Ortona Ceme-
tery. Burial will follow in Ortona
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6
to 9 p.m. Thursday at Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home in LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle.
Michael Mahlon
Clark, 50
CLEWISTON Michael Mahlon
Clark, passed away Saturday, Dec. 6,
2008. He was 50.
He was born
Jan. 13, 1958 in
Clewiston, the
son of the late
Jack Rayford and
the late Coley
(Bowers) Clark.
Survivors in-
clude his wife, Betty (Cantrell) Clark;
daughter, Tanya Clark Reyes (Mi
guel); brothers, Ray Clark (Gail), and
Pat Clark; sister, Sharon Coots (Ray-
mond); and granddaughters, Dela-
ney and Danyelle Reyes, all of
Clewiston.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, Clewiston.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 at Evangel
Assembly of God. Burial will follow
in Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston.

Engagement


Nicholls -

Merriex

engagement
The late George Nicholls
and Rosa B. Rouse Williams of
Clewiston are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter
Gwendolyn Nicholls to Joseph M.
Merriex of Gainesville, Fla.
The wedding is planned for
Dec. 19, 2009 at the Thomas Cen
ter in Gainesville, Fla.
The bride to be is a 1997 grad-
uate of Clewiston High School.
She graduated from Florida
State University.
She is employed as a fifth
grade teacher with Hendry Coun-


Testing of trees resistant to disease to begin


Company takes
measures to dealing
with disease in 2009
experiment


Clewiston, FL -
proactive program
disease, Southern


As part of its
to deal with
Gardens Cit-


rus announced its plans to plant
and field test canker and greening
disease-resistant citrus trees in its
groves starting in early 2009.
Huanglongbing or citrus green-
ing disease (HLB) is considered
to be the most serious disease of
citrus anywhere it occurs in the
world.
HLB was first identified and
confirmed in Florida in Septem-
ber 2005.
Three years later, HLB now


Religion briefs

A Christmas
Cantata to be held
in Belle Glade
The Chancel Choir of Commu-
nity United Methodist Church will
present "GO TELL IT," a cantata
arranged by Jack Schraeder, on
Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
The program, directed by Car-
ol Schmidt and accompanied on
the piano by Karen Corbin, fea-
tures Milton Carpenter and Becky
Watson as narrators.
An offering will be received to
benefit mission projects.
The public is cordially invited
to share the joyous Christmas sto-
ry with the congregation at Com-
munity United Methodist Church,
401 SW First Street, Belle Glade.
Please call 561-996-5568 re-
garding inquiries.

Plenty of food and
fellowship in
Palmdale
On Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.
there will be food and fellowship,
at 7 p.m. gospel, music and the
word brought this month by pas-
tor Paul Harris from the Church
of the New Beginning at Port La-
belle.
Come and listen to a man who
knows the word of God.
You are also welcome to our
Christmas dinner that night, if you
don't have a place to go come be
with us, all are welcome we are
located on the corner of Fifth and


ty School District, Central Elemen-
tary School.
The groom is a 1992 graduate
of Gainesville High School.
He attends Florida A & M Uni-
versity.
He is employed with the U.S.
Army National Guard as a Ser-
geant First Class and is currently
serving in Iraq.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Tallahassee, Fla.
The bride to be asks that all
friends and family of the groom
to be please contact her at gwen-
nicholls@yahoo.com for further
information on the wedding and
invitations.


can be found in all Florida coun-
ties were citrus is grown com-
mercially.
Southern Gardens Citrus
(SGC), one of the largest citrus
producers in the state, has three
groves in southwest Florida, all of
which are infected to some extent
with HLB.
As a result, SGC Citrus has
been and continues to be very
proactive in addressing and deal-
ing with this very serious disease.
Rick Kress, president of South-
ern Gardens Citrus, stated that
"since this disease was first de-
tected in the company's groves
in 2005, the immediate decision
was to become as proactive as
possible to learn about the dis-
ease and at the same time, de-
velop methods and procedures to
deal with the disease on a day to
day basis."


Main, at the community building
in Palmdale.

Special Wednesday
nights at First
Christian!
During the month of Decem-
ber, First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco St. in Clewiston, will be
having a Special Study.
The first three Wednesday
Nights the Church will be study-
ing Rick Warren's "The Purpose
of Christmas."
This includes a DVD with Rick
Warren and a Study Leaflet.
On Dec. 17 the study is entitled,
"A Time of Reconciliation."
On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve,
there will be a Christmas Eve
Candlelight Carol Service.
Preceding each of these Ser-
vices there is a Potluck Dinner at
6 p.m. with the Services to follow
at 7 p.m.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First
Christian, cordially invites the
public to attend these special ser-
vices.

First Christian plans
a busy Christmas
season in Clewiston
First Christian Church has
made plans for a busy Christmas
Season.
The first three Wednesday
Nights at 7 p.m. the church will
be studying Rick Warren's "The
Purpose of Christmas."
Each Sunday those who attend


Given the current lack of suc-
cessful control programs for this
world-wide disease and a general
lack of basic knowledge of the
pathogen and its insect vector,
SGC has instigated and partici-
pated in a wide variety of research
projects intended to develop en-
vironmentally and scientifically
proven methods to manage and
control the disease.
Southern Gardens is currently
working with several groups in-
cluding UF/IFAS, USDA, FDACS,
and other universities and inde-
pendent researchers to achieve
this goal.
As a part of this total research
portfolio, SGC is participating in
and sponsoring multiple projects
to develop disease-resistant citrus
trees.
These ongoing projects were
initiated in early 2007.


will receive a Christmas Memento
of their attendance.
On Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. the
Church Choir will be present-
ing the Cantata, "JOY TO THE
WORLD," under the direction of
Jackie Miller, Minister.
Soloist include Deanna Walker
and Heather Giddens. On that
same day at 7 p.m. the Christ-
mas Program, "JOY FOR THE
WORLD," will be presented un-
der the direction of Heather Gid-
dens.
Christmas Treat Bags will be
given out after this service.
On Dec. 24, 7 p.m., Christmas
Eve, a Christmas Candlelight Car-
ol Service will be held.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First
Christian, cordially invites the
community to attend any or all of
these Special Services.

Clewiston Church of
God Service Times
announced
The Clewiston Church of
Christ would like to announce
their regular service times to the
public and invite anyone interest-
ed in attending.
Sunday Bible Class will begin
at 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship be-
gins at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship will start at 6 p.m., and
Wednesday Bible Study starts at
7 p.m.
The Clewiston Church of
Christ is located at 336 Central
Ave in Clewiston.
For further information please
call 863-983-8822.


Based on the initial positive re-
sults from projects with research-
ers from Texas A & M AgriLife
and a private Florida based com-
pany, Integrated Plant Genetics
where disease resistance has
been achieved in the laboratory,
the first generation of potentially
disease-resistant citrus trees aris-
ing from these two projects have
been produced and are ready to
be field tested.
Given initial successful results
in the laboratory, SGC has applied
for and received a permit from the
United States Department of Agri-
culture Biotechnology Regulatory
Services for one of the projects
allowing the field testing of the
plants generated by this research
soon.
It is expected that a second ap-
plication will be made in the near
future to field test the trees from


Christmas Dinner for
all seniors in
Clewiston
All seniors are invited to a com-
munity wide Christmas dinner on
Saturday, Dec. 13 starting at 12
p.m. at John Boy auditorium.
Gifts and door prizes will be
given out!
This event is sponsored as a
no charge gift to the seniors of
our community by our area busi-
nesses and churches.
Make your reservations with
your local church or call 863-983-
5269.


the second project.
Kress said the first potentially
disease-resistant trees will be
planted in early 2009 in small
plots to determine if the improved
trees are indeed resistant to can-
ker and greening.
It is anticipated that this initial
trial will one of several that will
be implemented in the immedi-
ate and near future by Southern
Gardens Citrus.
"A final solution for eliminat-
ing this disease could take years
but the upcoming field trial work
and continuation of the research
projects are a major step in the
right direction," Kress said.


Rummage, Bake Sale
at Calvary Baptist
Church
The youth of Calvary Baptist
Church are having a Rummage/
bake sale every Saturday morn
ing from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. The
church is located at 1075 David-
son Rd. Hookers Point. in Clewis-
ton. We are raising funds for a
youth seminar in January. Dona-
tions accepted.
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For the convenience of serving your family's healthcare
needs, the Hendry Family Care Center is happy to announce
that they are providing extended hours on Mondays.
Effective Nov. 10th, the Hendry Family Care Center
will be open every Monday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.
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FL RN license ACLS and PALS reaq
Full time -ARNP (Hendry Regional Cardiology)
Must possess a valid FL ARNP license 2+ yrs exp in a family/pedi-
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skills to interact with patients, staff, and the community
Full time Laboratory Manager
Must have a min of 5 yrs exp and FL licensure as a Clinical Supervisor in the
areas of Chemistry Hematoloyi Serology Immunohematoloi, and
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Operate batch or continuous centrifugals and associat-
ed equipment under the direction of the Shift Manager
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Intense home visitation position/Healthy
Families Program/Hendry County Health
Department Clewiston; working with new
and/or expectant parents & their children;
must have valid Florida driver's license,
reliable transportation & ability to travel;
bi-lingual a plus; background screening
& fingerprinting required. EEO/AA

Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Jeannie @ 863-983-1408 x 532
for more details


UNITED STATES

SUGAR
CORPORATION
Facility Maintenance Mechanic


Responsible for the maintenance and repairof the Sugar
Manufacturing Buildings, Exterior Structures, Grounds
and related Fixtures and Utilities through the use of a va-
riety of skills consisting of Carpentry, Masonry, Plumb-
ing, Concrete and other related trades.
*Identifies and corrects building and equipment prob-
lems by performing carpentry, electrical, plumbing and
painting to maintain buildings and equipment in safe
condition.
*Replaces or updates inoperable or old building materi-
als and appliance (e.g. window glass, doors, sinks, mo-
tors, pumps, smoke alarms, cabinets, tile, filter
systems, etc.) to provide a safe, comfortable working
environment for employees using various tools and ma-
terials (e.g. power saws, ladders, drills, hammers)
US Sugar has entered into negotiations to sell its land
and assets to the South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict for Everglades restoration. However, there will be a
transition period and the Company intends to operate its
business as usual for theforeseeable future. We believe
our sugar and citrus processing factories will continue
to operate well into the future. In addition, the Company
has announced generous severance packages to em-
ployees who lose their jobs.
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's
largest diversified, privatelyheld agribusiness firms.We
are employee owned and have world class benefits in-
cluding outstanding medical, 401K, retirement income
and employee stock ownership. The Company is head-
quartered on the southern shore of Florida's Lake Okee-
chobee between Fort Myers and West Palm.
Email your resume to Jdooley@ussugar.com
FAX 863-902-2886
Apply online at www.ussugar.com


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deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


Emlymn
Full~ ~ Tie 00


-SITE SUPERVISOR-
Seminole Tribe of Florida
Advocate for Family Services
program & assists to respond and
resolve any Tribal Member program
issues. Knowledge of principles of
public admin/public housing
practices. Bach's deg w/at least
2-5 yrs. of exp. in field/similar area.
Familiar w/family services/related
programs concepts, practices &
procedures. Ability to supervise,
plan, organize & cord work
assignmts of other therapists &
communicate effectively. Must
be able to travel other reservations
& work flex sch. incldg evngs,
w/ends & holidays. Available to
be on-call rotation. Email:
sandramelvin@semtribe.com


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Pay $20/hr or $57K1yr In-
cluding Federal Benefits and
OT. Placed by adSource not
affiliated w/USPS who hires.
Call (866)713-4492.
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
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DEPARTMENT

Food and Beverage


Casino Credit



Inform Tech


POSTING


STATUS


Busser ......................Part-Tim e

Host/Hostess ............Part-Time

Credit Executive ..........Full-Time

Credit Clerk ................Full-Tim e

PC Maintenance Tech. Full-Time


Employment Preference
The Tribal Council gives preference in all of ts employment practices to Native Americans First preference in hiring,
training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who meet
the job requirements Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native Amencan Tribes who
meet the job requirements
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and return it to the Casino HR
Department Qualifications for the desired position will be reviewed and you may be given an opportunity to interview for
the position As with all applicants, hiring decisions will be made by the department to which you are applying
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LPN
Nurse Manager
2 yrs supervisory exp.
needed and current FL LPN
license. Competitive salary
& Excl benefits. Fax re-
sume to (561) 924-3405
or apply at:
FL Community
Health Centers,
170 S. Barfield Hwy,
Ste 103, Pahokee, FL.
hr@fchcinc.org
EOE/DFWR
MEDICAL ASSISTANT/LPN
Must have 1 yr. exp.
Bilingual Spanish/English
pref. Competitive salary and
exc. benefits. Fax resume
to: (863)983-9604,
or apply at
FL Community Health Ctrs
315 South W.C.Owen Ave
Clewiston, FL
EOE/DFWP



Palm Terrace of Clewiston
is currently accepting
applications for:
RECEPTIONIST Part Time
Twenty hours per week, 4p -
8p, Monday Friday. Ap-
plicant
must have excellent peo-
ple/phone skills and general
office knowledge. Please fill
out application at Palm
Terrace
of Clewiston, 301 S. Gloria
Street, Clewiston, FL EOE
another man's treas-
ure Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the cia-ssfifeds.


G4S Wackenhut is
currently hiring a
qualified candidate for:
Upscale Security Officer
One (1) Part-Time Position
(24 hours per week)
$10.00/hour
Must be 18 or older, must
provide proof of high
school diploma or GED,
must be able to provide
proof of stable work
historymust be able to
pass extensive background
check and drug test.
Please apply in person at
our Ft. Myers Office
Mon Fri: 8:30am-5pm
(Evenings by appointment)
G4S Wackenhut Corpora-
tion
2830 Winkler Ave Suite 101
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Ph: 239-768-0808
For a complete listing of
the basic qualifications
for these positions, visit:
www.wackenhut.com
EOE/M/F/D/V



Colonial Life seeks an entre-
preneurial professional with
sales experience to become
a District Manager. A
Life/Health license is re-
quired. Substantial earnings
potential. Please contact:
meredith.brewer@colonial-
life.com or call
(904)424-5697.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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your used items by
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Sorvices43



DELIVER OUR
PRECIOUS CARGO:
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115



MARINE MAINTENANCE
DOCK SIDE -
Painting, Compound,
Waxing, Fiberglass Repair,
Oil Changes, Zincs,
Impellers, Light Mechani-
cal,
Electrical & More!
Serving Okeechobee,
LaBelle, Moorehaven &
Clewiston area's.
Call Mike 863-675-7663
mlf38@vahoo.com
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market9 In the
employment section
of the classified



NEW SELF
STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15,
10x15, 10x30,
12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on
Commereio St.
350 ft. from
Clewiston
Police Dept.
863-983-6663,
863-983-2808,
after hrs.
863-983-8979
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Member of the BBB
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Office (863) 675-7045
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"Service, Exce,7ace, Rosetta
www.evergladesrealty.net
This Week's Specials
Commercial investment 501 So San Pedro Clewiston $160,000
i o&IeMPlfDWico0
1110 Virginia Clewiston 3/2 CBS $59,900
2490 Hookers Point Rd 2BR/1 BA Home W/ Extras Sl38,000
88 acres getting new carpet, kitchen has brand new A/C
804 Avenue R this 2/1 overlooks The Caloosahatchee $149,900
Tough Luck Lane 2 bed 1.5 balh mobile over 200 feet watedrfont $84,900
9805 Bay Dr Lakeport 3/2 mobile $119,000
1127 Pierce CBS on 1/2 acre $76,000
1025 NE 23rd St. 3BR/3BA Home ,aiiffi$179,900
65 Miller Drive 3/2 WATERFRONT $164,000
891 Yacht Club Way REDUCED 3/2 $79,900
MANY RENTALS AVAILABLE
Your Only tRealor
Operating Oul O Olades County
G T Phone: 863-946-3900
,s i 498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven
JEVERGLADES Jeffrey A. Davis
,* REALTY, INC. lie,. Real Estate Broer


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapee, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
TOs & Games 730
Vrs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


AIR COND/HEATER
ton, mobile hom
KW heat, 60K
Seer, $2700 (863



ANTIQUE JOHN DE
TRACTOR. Excel
tion. $1200. (863
ATTN: DECOR
SIGNERS-EUROP
PINE AND PAINT!
AMOIRES, Kitc
bords, Benches,
and more (863)4
EARADESANT
GLASS LOT Too
es to list $2
(863)430-6987



DOUBLE STACKED
er/Dryer $40
(863)801-5850
GAS DRYER -
CONDITION
(863)763-3631
IMPERIAL HEAVY
er(upright) -
( 8 6 3 ) 6 7 5
(863)517-0301
MINI FRIDGE Ke
cu. ft. Like new.
offer. (863)261-4t
STAINLESS STEE
TOP like I
(239)292-7509
WASHER & DRY!
more, $80 for b
sell separate
7211
WHIRLPOOL DOUB
WORKS GOO
(863)697-6135



SEAL A MEAL -
bags, like new, a
gain $35 (863)46
SHOWTIME ROTE
NEW, all access
new will sacrifice
(863)467-8140



BICYCLE RACK I
trunk of a car, Ilk
(863)946-3822
SCHWINN STING
Schwinn Stingray
in great conditi
(863)763-6640


- Lennox 5
ie pkg, 10
BTU, 13.0
)634-5759



ER LAWN
lent condi-
1)467-1930
ATORS/DE-
IEN WAX
ED PEICES-
hen cub-
dressers
67-4650
CARNIVAL
many piec-
250. OBO



D- Wash-
0 OBO

EXCELLENT
$75.

Duty Freez-
$100/neg.
-7897

more, 4.6
$80 or best
862
L STOVE
iew $100

ER Ken-
oth or will
(863)983-

LE OVEN -
D $50.




Rival, with
great bar-
7-8140
iSSERIE -
ories, $200
e for $145

I I

Fits on the
e new. $30

AY Boys
24" bicycle
ion $60.


BOOKS (50)
books. $8. or
(863)763-1059



"BUILDING SAL
BOTTOM PRIG
NEXT INCREASE
$5,190. 30X51
35X60 $8,990
$12,700. 60X10
OTHERS! Pion
Man uf act
(800)668-5422.:



GRACO 3 in 1
metal, like new,
(863)763-7609 0
WHITE CRIB with G
Barn Bedding -
floral bedding.G
tion. $250.(863



LADIES PANTS &
size 3X, with tic
brands, $30 or w
rate (239)292-7
SZ 12 Dress- Light
less tea length
chiffon/satin ma
(863)697-2705
WEDDING DRESS
White ith ice bli
embroidered
$600/neg. (863)


DALE EARNHARD
charcoal, 2 wi
them, $25
239-851-5675



BLACK DELL Pe
like new, com
$199. (863)517-
DELL DESKTOP
burner, XP Pro
LCD, $299. (23
(863)674-0212
DELL XP Xm
4000+ games
progs. Tony
(863)517-2782
LAPTOP Fast 2.4
Office, wireless
( 2 3 9 ) 2 4 7
(863)674-0212
PRINTER Lexm
and does photos
98 & XP comp
$35 (863)763-19



BED Twin w/Fam
& Box Spring. Lil
or best offer. (86
BRAND NEW S
LOVESEAT SU
COMFORTABLE
best offer. (863)8
CORNER
desk/shelf-light
color. excellent
$60. (863)532-9'
DINETTE TABLE -
w/4 bamboo c
(863)357-5705
DINING ROOM se
round table 2 chi
$150/firm. (561)
Dining Room tabli
w/ leaf, 4 matcl
padded seats,
300 (863)801-9
FURNITURE CI
LOVE SEATLIKE
SEPARATELY $:
offer. (863)261-5
FURNITURE DI
CLINIG LOVE
NEW $150/or
(863)261-5363
GLASS MARBLE
IRON TABLE wi
$100 (863)763-5
MATTRESS & BOX
BADCOCK Full
condition. $100 o
(863)634-6087 A
MATTRESSES (3)
twin, complete w
& frames, like ne
all will sep. (772
OAK COMPUTER
Cognac color
scratches...solid
trick and phone
pull out desk.
(863)673-0496
PATIO BAR Form
& 2 shelves with
swivel wicker st
(863)763-6640


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RECLINER CHAIF
Romance good condition
will trade. (863)467-9040
TABLES matching
i 1 coffee & 1 sot;
cellent cond.

E!"..."ROCK TWIN BED -
ES" BEAT Frame, Box spr
E. 25X40 tress. Complete
0 $6,390. $140 (863)467-(
0. 40X60 WATERBED Quee
'0 $33,600. dividual water
eer Steel good condition.
u r e r na (863)610-6195
Since 1980.



bed, white GOLF CLUBS (
$100. Call Many brands.
Ikeechobee Many good. $601
irl's Pottery sep. (863)946-3
Pink/white GOLF CLUBS -
lood condi- matched set, m
)610-1750 irons, putter, bag
S (863)946-3123


SHIRTS -
kets, name DOUBLE BARREL
gill sell sep- $225. Call (502)
7509
HOWA MODEL 1
t blue sleev- w/scope/sling,
ustom maid ous inquiries onl
aerial $75. (863)946-3731/;
INTERARMS 270
SZ 12-14 sling, exc. cond
ue trim hand 863-467-4328
w/sequins.
697-2705 SPORTERIZED MA
action 7MM goc
$200 (772)461-

T bags of f
th #3 on
Call AB LOUNGE -
(863)230-0735
E BOWFLEX SPORT
times, $35
863-612-0340
ntium 4 XR Life Styler Cardii
iplete sys. body motion &
2782 exerciser, $
- P4-dvd 863-763-4057
, New "19 ORBITREK ELIPTII
9)247-4839 $300 OBO and a
cersizer
as Special (863)697-1247
and school SCHWINN EXCER
$75. Upright No.126
purchased new el
ghz XP Pro, $200 (904)364-
s, $299. STAUFFER TABLI
- 4 8 3 9 Driving Exercise
cessories.
ark, prints (772)971-9474
s, works on WEIDER PRO c
uter, w/disk bench/weight s
197 weight set
(863)885-1172
WESLO CARDIO
work out
ie, Mattress $75/neg. (863)6
ke new. $75
3)261-4862
OFA AND
EDE VERY
$1500/or PORTABLE HEAT
101-3368 good cc
COMPUTER (863)763-1997
wood/metal i
t condition.
634
Slight Ioak, SET OF lamps 4
hairs, $80. cellent condition
(772)971-2414
t 3 chairs SUNBEAM WATEF
na cabinets bottom is refi
790-3681 temps, holds 3
e- light oak $100 (863)675-`
hing chairs, TURBO VACCUM
like NEW with 2 cases of
1379 OKEE new, $150
OUCH AND 863-851-5675
NEW W/S
250/or best
i363
OUBLE RE- Feeling Anxious
SEATLIKE Future? Buyand
best offer, ics by L. Roi
Price: $20.00.
Free Shipping.
WROUGHT ticsTampa.org
ith 2 chairs, (813)872-0722.
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SPRINGS -
size. Good
r best offer. AIRLINES ARE HI
Anytime. for high paying
-2 full & 1 Maintenance Car
/boxsprings proved program
w, $250 for aid if qualified -
)971 0474 ment assistance
)971-9474 tion Institute of
Armoire (888)349-5387.
stain...some
...has elec- ATTEND COLLE.
hookup with from Home.
$300/neg. Business,
Computers, *C
twice. Job place
iica,3 doors tance. Compute
4 high back FinancialAid if q
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burgundy
$25.

set, 2 end,
glass, ex-
$100/neg.

eadboard,
g & Mat-
'all linens.
48
size w/in-
bes. Very
king $125




0) Misc.,
'ing, etc.
or all, will
3
Complete
al woods,
balls, $95



12 ga.,
1-8101
O0 270
mo, seri-
$700 neg.
7-6209
Scope &
i325. Call

SER Bolt
condition
122



$20.

- Used 4
Call

Fit- Total
w impact
Call

L- Asking
ed Ab ex-
$15.

ZE BIKE-
18, Sell for
61
- Motor
blew/ac-
$50

b weight
- 3001b
$350.

Bike style
equipment
-0136



- electric,
dition,$10




amps, ex-
$50/neg.

COOLER -
erator, 3
5 gal jug,
31
'od saver,
igs, brand
Call



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ad Dianet-
Hubbard.
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ALL Avia-
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LAB RETRIEVER
Shots & Wormed
registered. 2 Black
en@$450 each &
late @ $650 863-
or 239-574-4408
MIXED BLACK Lal
puppy Free to g
0. (863)263-1601



KODAK 5 MP Digital
With photo printer.
condition.
(863)532-9634



WATER SYSTEM
(863)612-6575


PUPS -
I. Mother
& 2 Gold-
1 choco-
674-0156

b female
old home



Camera -
Excellent
$100.




$400.


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KICKER AUDIO 650sx
amp&remote, 12" L7, grill,
farad cap used in fact. pack-
age $400. (863)634-2131



CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE -
Complete. Too many items
to list! $150 Call
(863)763-0141 after 5pm.
CHRISTMAS TREES (2) Arti-
ficial. 6th Ft. Never opened.
Pre-lite. $40 or will sep.
(863)763-0141 after 5pm
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classified.


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COMN AID JOIN US FOR

CHIRISTAS ON THE WATER
Throw those left over
decorations on your boat
and come on down for the
Christmas Boat Parade aor
Roland Martin's Marina
on Saturday, December 20th
at 7:00 p.m.
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BINGO BOARDS (2) Large,
$600 for both, will sep, or
best offer. (863)946-0184
BRAND NEW SPRINT- Treo
755P Smartphone, all acces-
sories incl $200 OBO call for
more info (863)801-1379
CHRISTMAS TREE 9 FT, Pre-
lit, clear lights, excellent con-
dition, $100. (863)634-8124
Okeechobee
CITRUS- By the 5 Gal Bucket
-Navel Oranges $7.50 Hamlin
$6.Sunburst $10.
(863)763-4713
COMMERCIAL-Slanted hot
dog roller grill w/sneeze
guard & drawer. Model 318
600(863)763-4617
COOLER Rubbermaid Endu-
rance, 50/60 quarts, $20
(863)763-2958
FULL SIZE MESSAGE TABLE -
Like New $100
(863)357-6190
KINETIC WATER SYSTEM -
Two years old New $3500
Will sell for $1500 OBO
(863)763-7792
LARGE STAGHORN FERN
$250. (863)763-4713
Like New Craftsman Portable
Generator 5600 Watt 8600
Surge 10 HP OHV $375.
(863)610-1811 Okeechobee
MIRROR Large decorative
mirror $15. (863)230-0735
NOW AVAILABLE! 2009 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.
OLD RECORDS 33's & 45's
collection in great shape.(tho
dusty!)call after 6pm. $50.
(863)357-1236
OLD RECORDS- 33 1/3 RPM,
Bruebeck, Shearing, For
Freshman & Sinatra .10
cents each. (863)357-4195
ONE CANE BACK CHAIR- One
ladder back chair $15. each,
Oil painting $35.
(863)467-4674
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ff long, you
haul, $450 cash
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)
Romance Home Parties. Earn
big money part-time. FREE
training. Become a sales
agent or host a free party.
Nationwide. www.Romance-
HomeParties.com.
Scooter -Sunrunner TM4, 300
Ib wt limit, front chrome
bumper. Like new, 3 yr old
$1,000 obo (863) 675-3851
SILVER FOX GO CART- Fun
Machine, Robin=6.5 air
cooled 4 cyl, engine. ATV
style suspension w/coil over-
shocks, duel seat w/re-
tractable safety belt, duel
wheel torque cony drive disc
brakes, brush bars much
more $1400 (863)763-6888
SMALL DIRT MOTOR CYCLE -
GOOD CONDITION CALL
863-763-3631 LEAVE MES-
SAGE $200. (863)763-3631
STOCK TRAILOR 28 ft
gooseneck stocktrailor great
condition $3000/firm.
(863)357-6642
WINE RACK holds 27 bottles -
41 3/4 high, 2 It wide 1 It
deep, light color wood.
$100/neg. (863)447-0689



CASIO CF6-25 KEYBOARD -
61 keys, 210 soundtone
bank, like new, w/stand
$125 (863)675-9331
CASIO FULL-SIZE Keyboard -
Pd $379, Programmable,
100 songs, dnld more,
$150. (863)697-6382
FENDER GUITAR AMP 100
watts, 2- 12" speakers, like
new, $250 (863)763-8667
MANDOLIN leather case,
acoustic/electric, made by
Washburn, new setup, $475.
Call 863-467-0940
PA SPEAKERS 1 Pair, JBL,
15" & horn, $375 for pair
(863)763-8667
VINTAGE BANJO Hard leath-
er Gibson case, $375. Sell-
ing out. Call 863-467-0940



FEMALE BORDER COL-
LIEHEALER MIX, House
broke,kid & pet friendly,unal-
tered $100 (863)381-9353


Agriculinre



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APHA bay geld, brk, gentle,
15.2 hands, incis western tk
& 14' gooseneck stock trIr,
pkg $1600.(863)381-9353
WESTERN SADDLE 15" Ra-
lide "flex" tree, tooled, suede
seat. $100/firm.
(772)263-1178
WESTERN TREELESS Saddle -
Child's 12"reg = 11"treeless,
suede seat, great condition.
$100/firm. (772)263-1178
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified



(2) ZTR Commerical Mowers -
Bunton 50 inch cut 1 good &
1 for parts call 4 info
$2500/neg. (863)697-2032
Craftsman Lawn Tractor 42"
cut 16.5 HP Runs Great
$375. (863)610-1811 in
Okeechobee.
GOOSENECK 8 x 24 20ft flat-
bed 4ft dovetail,ramps,good
tireselec brakes,Okee
$2800/neg. (863)697-2032
HOMELITE GAS WEED EATER
asking $50
(863)763-6576
LEAF BLOWER gas, $20
(863)763-6576
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO
(863)763-5389
RIDING MOWER 14hp, runs
good, needs a little TLC, $75
(863)675-8937
SARLO BUSH Hog Mower 24"
- 6.5 HP Briggs Intek, Runs
great, new blade. $85.
(863)532-0188
YARD MACHINE NEEDS
TLC/GOOD FOR PARTS
$100/or best offer.
(863)467-2207
YARD-MAN HIGH Wheel Push
Mower 22" 6.5 HP OHV
Briggs&Stratton. Runs great
$45. (863)532-0188


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127



BLUEBERRY BUSH 2-3 Ft.
Tall. $25 (863)675-3741
VARIGATED PINK Lemon
Trees 3 ft tall $48.
(863)675-3741



SADDLE 10" youth po-
ny/horse with both cinches.
Call eve/wkd $125.
(863)763-4598
SADDLE 10" youth saddle
will fit pony. Great Christmas
present! Eve/wkds. $75.
(863)763-4598


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



CLEWISTON 1BR Efficiency.
Furnished. All utilities paid.
No pets. $700 me. + sec.
dep. (863)983-3151
MOORE HAVEN
1174 Green St., 2 br, 1 ba,
Clean, w/major appls.
$395/mo. (305)377-9613
MOORE HAVEN Duplex, 3
yrs. old. 3BR, 2BA, $775
mo. For more details call
(863) 610-0159

FKEECHOBEE, 2br, ial
Near town. $825 mo.
inclds water. Annual
Lease. Call Kelly.
L863-697-1339 D



BRAND NEW TOWNHOMES
For rent w/ option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br,
2/2ba, 1 car garage. Stainless
Steel appliances, incl washer/
dryer. Furnished upon request.
Walking distance to Lake
Okeechobee & Roland
Martin's
Marina in Clewiston. $1000
mo. + $500 sec. & until. ($100
+/-). Call for more informa-
tion. 732-496-5454


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2 Story,
3BR, 2BA, Screen Porch,
Hot Tub. W&D, $850 mo.
Call for info. 863-634-5236
CLEWISTON BRAND NEW
3BR, 2BA BBQ House. $900
mo. $650 dep. No pets.
Avail. 12/1st 863-677-0977
MOORE HAVEN RENTALS
Furnished or Unfurnished
* 3BR, 2BA MH, fenced yard,
1 acre, $725/mo.
* 2BR, 2BA MH, $575/mo.
* 2BR, 1BA house on 2 lots,
fruit trees, new ceram. tile,
$725/mo.
Weekly rentals with utilities
furnished. $210/wk & up.
(863)509-0096
Never Rent Again! Buy, 4Br
2Ba $15,400! Only
$199/Mo! 3 Br $11,000! 5%
down 15years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! for listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5796.
NORTH SIDE 2BR, 1BA,
Fenced yard. $850 me. +
sec. dep. Call for details.
(863)983-3151
PIONEER Newer, 3/2, mfg.
home, completely fenced,
several acres, $900/mo
(954)815-6363


PORT LABELLE: 1628 Acorn
Circle. 3br/2 car garage.
Fence. $1000/mo. Call Eu-
gene 954-391-0816
PORT LABELLE, 2BR, 1.5BA,
single family house, w/gar-
age, $700 mo. plus sec.
dep. 863-634-2975.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property lnspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




BRAND NEW HOME
IN SW LEHIGH ACRES,
CLOSE TO SR 82, AND
FORT MYERS. STREET
LINED BY PINE TREES,
IN A SERENE RESIDENTIAL
NEIGHBORHOOD.
Three Bedroom/Two Bath,
New -Never Been Lived In,
Spacious Rooms, Crown
Moulding, Screened In
Lanai, Beautiful Tile
Throughout. Cathedral
Ceiling, Walk-in Closet.
Screened Porch/Lanai,
granite counters and
redwood cabinets in
kitchen, Over 2000 Total
Sq Footage. Excellent
Location Close To SR 82,
Seller Financing Available!!
No Long Delay Getting a
Response -Don't Wait -
Call To See This One Now!
laurie(ccypressrealty com
(239)-841-9209


[NI)!


OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, Dec 20th,
10am-3pm. For sale by
owner ( Possible lease
with option to buy) 3
bdrms, 2 baths, oak hard-
wood floors, Florida Room
(terrazzo). 2690 sq. ft.
Corner lot (.43 ac.), W.
Avenida del Rio & Guava.
Extras: 2 full sized adjoin-
ing rooms (once used as
office & waiting room).
Possible office/den or
mother-in-law suite. Nice
yardw/nativetrees& land-
scaping. $223,900 nego-
tiable. Call 828-342-7415
for info packet. Can e-mail
pictures. Please no bro-
kers or real estate agents.
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.




MID TENN MTNS By Owner, 5
acres, perfect mountaintop
cabin-site w/woods. Small
stream in back of property. A
must see! $26,900. Owner
Financing (931)445-3611.
NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large
public lake nearby, $49,500
call now (866)789-8535.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS-Handyman special
bordering U.S.FS. paved dr.,
well, septic, singlewide with
shop near Lake Nantahala,
borders paved road. Only
$49,000. http://valleytown-
realty.com (800)632-2212
valleytownrealty@veri-
zon.net.
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
1+acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available! Retirement guide
rates this area #2 in U.S.
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
(3301699-2741 or
(866)550-5263, Ask About
Mini Vacation!


CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
House/Turn Key. From $79,000 & up, 3/4/5BR,
2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use your land
as down payment. Financing available.

Lww 1W&P-


BUY LAND TODAY
* 5 Acres La Deca?
* 21/2 Acres Pioneer?
* 21/2 Acres Montura?
**Port LaBelle Lake
Front?
** Port LaBelle Wooded?
* Ideal for RV/Mobile Home
**2nd Home/Retirement
Also: 11/4 acres in Montura
w/Super Clean Late Modle
Double Wide. $92,400.
Call Owner
(863)673-5071

-ORANGE GROVES-
40 acres on Sears Rd. in
LaBelle. Divided into 3 strips
of 13.3 acres each, $9,000
an acre. Available entirely
or in 13.3 acre parcels.
$119,700-$360,000.
Contact Alex (908)906-5689
or Yamilet (386)-590-3398
alexcarreno68@hotmail.com
VOLUSIA CTY- 82 Acres,
great location, walk to intra-
coastal, zoned C2 & R3,
$4M Carola Rathke Keller
Williams Realty
561-346-5952
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classifieds.

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classifieds.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
CLEWISTON By Owner. 3br,
2ba. Home & Land. Located
1860 Ridgdill Rd. Reduced
to $1 09K (843)766-9434
Dealer Repo's- 3 & 4 BR
homes available near or be-
low factory invoice prices.
These homes are new & fi-
nancing is available with low
down payment
(863) 675-4325
Large Homes of Merit DW
with luxury bath, fireplace
and many extras. Sold below
factory invoice. Financing
avail. Call (863) 675-8888
PALM HARBOR 4/2
Model Home Loaded !I Over
2,000sq ft Set-up on your lot
for $499 per me. (wac).
Plant City Factory Superstore
1-800-622-2832
ORTONA 2/1, mobile, & lot,
$34,500 or best offer
(863)517-1603


I Houses Sale 1025


Houses Sale 1025


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lHouses Sale 1025


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iHouses Sale 1025


lHouses Sale 1025


BACKUP POWER Keep the
power up for Satellite, TV &
DVR. $99. (863)675-3741



LEG MAGIC New excellent
condition includes pro pack
power stands $60.
(863)697-2705
SCHWINN SOLOFLEX -
Weight Lifting Machine.
Great Cond $250/firm.
(863)697-1191
SWAMP BUGGY-Palm Beach
Style 350 Auto, 400 Turbo
Trans, Offset 12x24 Tractor
Tires $4500 (863)447-5456



BOSE CINEMATE Home thea-
ter sound system New in
the box. Great Christmas gift!
$400. (863)763-2692
CAR AUDIO Equipment 2 15"
Kicker CVR speakers in box
with a 2000 watt amp $600.
(863)697-9014
SURROUND SOUND SYS
Techwood, 1500 watts, 4-15
speakers incld. $800 OBO
(163)634-2790



SONY 27", with stand, sacri-
fice for $100.
(863)467-7139
TELEVISION -60" Phillips- like
new-grey in color $500.
(863)467-7011
TV 20" with new converter
box. 863-675-3401 $60/or
best offer. (863)675-3401
ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $800 or best offer
(863)634-2790



BRIGGS & Stratton Generator -
5250 watts, 7350 surge, Pd
$750, used 22 hrs, $425.
(863)697-8362
CASTIRON CONT. CRAFTS-
MAN TABLESAW 10",
w/110/220 motor, very good
cond $250 (863)801-1272
CASTIRON CONT. CRAFTS-
MAN TABLESAW 10",
w/110/220 motor, very good
cond $250 (863)801-1272
CRAFTSMAN- 41 inch two
piece tool box on rollers, has
14 drawers. $500 OBO
(863)634-2280



ROCK BAND SPECIAL EDIT-
TION guitar, drum set, mi-
crophone, used twice, like
new $100 (863)763-7609
XBOX 360 HDD + 8 Games -
Brand New played 1x hard
drive 2 controllers OBO
$600. (863)697-2705





Thursday, December 11, 2008 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 9


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ANN DYESS
SUC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
V if F9"-1 (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREAIESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023

RESIDENTIAL on 2.5 acres fenced, with pool 3/2 1996 DWMH on 2.5 acres in
Boss Capital 2/2 For Rent and much, much more! @ Montura fully fenced and
3/2 Hookers Point $85,000 249,000 remodeled only $89,900
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced to 3/1 W Ventura fenced yard with
$190K shed $99,000 RENTALS
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres PB 4/2 Osceola with a/g pool $154.9K Call for Available Rentals
County $174,900 2/1 W Circle Great first home $129K
2/1 near all amenities $109,900 VACANT LAND
4/2 Harlem $120,000 MOBILE HOMES Montura 1.25 acre lots available
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 Good 3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop Call for Listings.
income $174,900 $79,000 27.5 acres Pioneer $295,000
3/2/2 with pool and guesthouse 3/2 DWMH with o/g pool 11 Montura lots $12,000 each
$245,000 Evercane Rd Reduced $165,000 Moore Haven 5 res. lots $75,000
3/2 corner lot fenced yard with 3/2 DWMH Woodlands-great Moore Haven 2 res. lots $39,900
shed $239,000 secluded corner lot $134,900
3/1 Pasadena with shed 3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres with
$159,000 horse-barn fully fenced Montura COMMERCIAL
3/2 with pool on Ridge 1.3 acre REDUCED to $84,900 Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft & Apt. $200K
lot $318,000 3/2 DWMH on lake Alen Rd $120K 200' US 27 frontage and
3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 $285,000 Mobile Home Park Nail's Rd $280K 1 00'xl 20' lot behind $475,000
3/2 Home with pool and apart- Package Deal 4 M-Homes and Offices (4) on Deanne Duff $355,000
ment Davidson Rd $176,000 2 vacant lots Rental Available Store/Warehouse on Ventura $385K
3/2.5/1 Townhome Lakeshore Call for Details Warehouse (rented) + 85 storage
Villas $149,900 For Sale or Lease 3/2 DWMH has CBS outbuilding units (some a/c) E El atiso Call for
4/2.5 Montura Ranches Home Magnolia Lane $79,900 details.


Just listed! 3BD/LBA on Trinidad Ave. ust Lsted! 2/2 CBS Home in Anchor
Great starter home with pate fenced yard. ndins, a Watrfont ath Lake 0"
Great Opportunity, Akn $65.000 Acresr grentinmrl Value At S1M 000n


CLEWISTON HOMES
'2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
*3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
*"Short Sale"3/2 MH in Tower Lakes,
w/ above the gund pool. Call for Details
'3/2 MH an Hendry Isles, Coner Lot
w/Circular Drive, reduced $106,900
'3/2 MN in Sunshine Lakes, with Screened
Porch and Shed, reduced $ 109,900
*2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave.Each unit
has 2BR/1BA. Just Reduced $224,900
*3BD/2BA CBS Construction, Completely
Remodeled with Many Extras! $171,500
*"Short Sale" 3BD/2BA on Osceda Ave.
With iPol. Asking $159,900
* 3 Brand New 3BR/2.5 BA Lennar
Tbwn Homes, Call For More Details
MflEEHAVEN/LAKEPCILABEIf
*Sporsrman Paradise! 2/2 w/ Large
SunRoon addition in More -Haven
Yacht Club. $98K
'2/1 MHi, Lakepon w/ direct Lake"O"
Access. Reduced to $109K
*Waterront 2BD/2BA w/2 Bay Boat House
Lakeport. Completely Rerodeled, $249K
*Ldke new 3/2 CBS inThatcher Blvd.
SHIP Eligible. $164,900
*2/1 CBS home on 3.5 Acres. 384 feet
of Highway 27 Frontag. Asking $125K
*3BD/2BA CBS Home on Shell Lane,
LaBe. Onl $44,900
ACReAGE, al LOTS
*Commer.al let lon Bond St. Only $49,900


3/2 MH on 5 Acres, asking $220,000
*Buldable lot on Del Monte Ave, $129,900
S33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
*2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
'Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
*Correr lot in Lake Placid, Only $99,900
*5 Acres Wooded Lot m La Deca $75,000
* Voant lot in Harlem, asking $14,900
MONTURANFLAGHOLE
* 1.25 acre Lots avail. Starting at $25K
*3/2 MH on Riverside St 1.88 acre. $105K
*Montura lot 2.5 Acres $50,000 or can
be divided $25,000 each.
*32MHin.daleHoSt 1.09Acre,riy $112500
*3/2 MH, Large wooden deck Tio Wells
and Irigation System. Only $112,500
*1.25 Acres Lot Reduced $9,900
*New Custom C.B.S. 4/3 in Fanghole, with all

*RARE OPPORTUNITY! 1.90 Acres
Hwy 27 Frontage. Former Seonnys
ocatio Many commercial possilties,
neludingU Motel, Restaurant, Retail etc.
Call for more details!
Operating medical office w/retail space, grt
location only $475,000
*Mobde Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Home with
Hwy 27 frontage Just Reduced
*Industrial Rari/Business Park CR 835. For
Sale or Lease 36,000 sq. t. building wth
loading docks 5600 sq. t. metal building


= 1 .,ripli-pl~gRILR" N *1j1 v n Vo NO V seltoaro)IN


Homes:
1)Reduced!! 3/2/2 located on Del Monte Ave.
Beautiful cypress trees with a lot size of .86 acre.
Reduced to $225K
2)Over 2500 sq.ft with a pool!! 3/2/2 located on
Ponce de Leon. Privacy fence, generator quick
switch, 2 zone A/C $299K
3)1/2 acre on corner of Citrus and Crescent. Ask us
about building your new home.
4)5 Bedroom/3 Bath 2 story home w/pool located
on Osceola Ave Perfect for Large Family $255K
5)Bank foreclosure' 3/2 brick home located on
Corkscrew Blvd $77.9K
6)New Listing" 3/2/2 on 1/3 acre, fenced. Great
Avenida del Rio location. Needs some interior
work. Priced to sell @ $125K
7)Investors! 2 bedroom/1 Bath Listed at $65K
8)Duplex 3/1 and 2/1. Currently leased @ $1,400
per month. $145K
Manufactured Homes:
A)Sherwood S/D 3/2, fenced, corner lot. great
price11 $47K
B)3/2 on M k sale@ 90K
C)Short Sale!! 3/2 located in Sunshine Lakes
Estates. Reduced to $109.9K
D)Tower Lakes 3/2 on Lake. Workshop and Shed.
Reduced to $90K for quick Sale
E)2 Mobile Home Lots in Hookers Point. $20KEach
Moore Haven
1)2 Bedroom/1 5 Bath Perfect for first time home
buyer, or investor. $70K
2)3 Bedroom/2 Bath CBS Home on Foxmoor St.
$167 5K
3)3 Bedroom/2 Bath Mobile Home. Corner Lot,
Fenced $60K
4)2 Bedroom/1 Bath Home. Completely remodeled.
First time buyer or investor. $55K
5)2 Bedroom/1 Bath I lome w/guest house over-
looking the Caloosahatchee River. call for details.
**Rentals available from $600 per month
and up. Call for details**
GlennASmith (863) 677-1441 Sarah Willams (863) 228-6867
Charmame Montgomery (863) 233-1941 Se habla espanol
Carolyn Thomas (863) 233-3462


MANUFACTURED
HOME PARK
55+ La Belle, Florida
GATED, Clubhouse, Heated
Pool. Lease your 60 x 90 lot,
beautiful country living. In-
cludes lot, lawn service, wa-
ter, sewer and trash pickup,
$200/mo. Models available
for immediate occupancy or
order your own on your lot.
30 minutes from Ft Myers.
M-F, 863-675-7555.
New 4br/2ba doublewide only
$49,900. Lowest price in SW
Florida. We also have easy
financing available
(863) 675-8888
Zone II, 2,400 sq ft, 1999 mo-
bile. Excellent for Glades
County. Mint condition,
4br/2ba financing avail
$49,900 incl setup and a/c
(863) 673-4325


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035




AIR BOAT 13.5' Big 0, Fiber-
glass, 220 continental grnd
pwr motor. Composite Prop.
4500 (863)946-0635
AIR BOAT-STOSSELL HULL,
Decked over, with trailer, as
is, no motor or prop $3000
OBO (863)763-7174
LANDAU 16 Ft., Aluminum,
Flat bottom. 30 hp Yamaha.
Center Console. Electric.
start. $2500 (267)574-9661
Pontoon Boat- 20', trl, motor,
power inverter, lights, live
well, $3500 neg. or Trade
(863) 610-0521
TRI HULL OCEAN BOAT '-
Merc OB, 33hp engine, ask-
ing $800 or best offer
(863)801-1666



COLE CHEY 1997 POP-
UP,12FT,REF,HEAT,AC,FRT
CGO BIN,SLEEPS 7 $2500.
(863)467-0164
HOLIDAY RAMBLER One
bedroom/bath travel trailer.
Has gas/electric, in good
working condition, call for
details. $1700
(863)447-6304
JAYCO JAYFEATHER 2007 -
33 Ft., Solar tinted windows.
Super slide w/awning. 15btu
air. Elec. jack. TV VCR DVD
Surround. Many other ex-
tra's. Just add food & cloth-
ing. Like new! Garage kept.
$18,900 Call 863-946-9138
SANDPIPER 2002, 30 ft 5th
Wheel, 2 slide outs,great
shape ready to go $5000
(863)447-5456
TRAIL-LITE BANTAM '99 -
Kitchen & Bathroom, 26'
w/Fold Out Ends. Asking
$4000 (863)467-0031



FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER 14',
dual axle, new tires, wood
floors, mount, $700
(863)763-3707


MERCURY 0/B MOTOR 4 hp.
engine w/kill switch. Recent-
ly serviced. Exc. cond. $395
(863)467-9800
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.




BOAT TRAILER For 14ft-16ft
Boat, No Rust, New Paint
$150/or best offer.
(863)634-0447
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.



KAWASAKI VULCAN LTD -
2002, 500 cc's. $1800
(863)357-1739
SUZUKI 650 1986 Good
Condition. $1400/or best of-
fer. (863)675-0246
SUZUKI BOULEVARD C50T
2006 Touring model,
800cc, w/windshield,
bags,footboards. Mint con-
dition w/less than 1,500
miles. Garaged. Inc. Re-
mainder of extended war-
ranty. $4500.
(863)467-5823
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified




ARCTIC CAT 50CC ATV 2005 -
Good Condition $900.
(863)763-3606
DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80,
Like new. Under 50 hrs. Gar-
age kept. In time for Christ-
mas. $600. (863)634-4151
DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80,
Like new. Under 50 hrs. Gar-
age kept. Great for beginner.
$600. (863)634-4151
HONDA 126M, 1985 3 wheel-
er, mint cond. $600/neg. or
trade for canoe of same
cond. Call 239-961-3157
KAWASAKI BAYOU 2001 -
Green, 2WD, runs good
$1000. (863)801-3459
(863)824-6181
POLARIS 300 HAWKEYE
2006 Papers included
$3500/neg. (305)773-4023
La Belle
POLARIS 50CC ATV 2005 -
Good condition $900.
(863)763-3606
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 2000 -
Blown engine, Greatfor parts
$200. (863)634-8007
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 2000 -
Starter in excellent working
condition $50.
(863)259-7472
SANDRAIL 2005 1600 cc
VW,Red w Crome Engine,
lights, Labelle $3500/or best
offer. (305)773-4023 La-
belle
STORM 250 R- Looks and
runs good, comes with sec-
ond one for parts $650. OBO
(863)430-6987
YAHAMA DIRTBIKE-2006
TTR-125, used very little,
great cond. Big Wheel, $350
in extras. (863)763-5229
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for iti


Automobiles

FIIR

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 cyl.,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
alternator, exc. cond., $1150
or best offer. (863)677-1742
CHEVROLET GEO METRO
1990 runs good, excellent
gas mileage, 4-cyl $600.
(863)467-2683
CHRYSLER SEBRING-2003, 4
cylinder, auto, cold a/c, fully
loaded, runs great $3500
OBO (863) 697-9938
DODGE INTREPID 2000 -
RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT,
REAL CLEAN CAR $2000.
(863)673-4851
FORD MUSTANG Select -
must sell if you were previ-
ously interested please call
again great on gas auto-
matic $2500/neg.
(863) 763-0380
(863)697-9521
KIA RIO- 02- Needs motor,
84k, automatic, good condi-
tion $1500 OBO
(863)447-5061/Pt. St. Lucie
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 1991 Tinted win-
dows, auto. A/c, alloy whis.
new tires runs great
$1200/or best offer.
(863)675-5090
Police Impounds for Sale! 94
Honda Accord $500! 94 VW
Jetta $700! for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271.
PONTIAC GRAND AM '92 -
very low miles, good condi-
tion, $2000 (863)261-4781
SATURN 1995 4 CYLINDER,
RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD ,
GREAT ON GAS $1700.
(863)673-4851
TOYOTA CELICA 1995 5
spd., All electric. A/C. $900
(863)610-2256



CHEVY NOVA, '69 runs
great, $4500 or best offer.
863-634-4933




FORD F150- 2000, 5 spd ext
cab, runs great, $5000 Price
negotiable (863)634-1556
JEEP LARADO- 4 Wheel
Drive,1998 Excellent cond.
high miles, 4 dr, boat hitch.
$2500 Firm (863)467-6469
LaBelle Hunting Jeep runs or
for parts. $600. For more in-
formation call
239-229-2974.



EZ GO Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
(863)697-1350


2003 FORD sport track hard
bed cover $100/neg.
(863)675-7897
CAR DOLLY Reworked new
tires/rims. New fenders. New
lights. New straps. Painted.
$650 (863)697-9704
ENGINES 85-86 Chev 305 &
350. $500 for both or will
sell separate (863)805-
2877
FORKLIFT- 1952 Clark forklift,
runs but needs hydraulics
$1500. (863)675-3741
JEEP WRANGLER '98 run-
ning gear, 4cyl, 5 spd, no
body, $1000 or best offer
(772)216-2493
REESE TRAILER hitch Reese
trailer hitch came off of
Toyota Tundra. Good condi-
tion $75 (863)763-2692
STEEL LADDER OR PIPE
RACK for long wheel base
Ford truck $150.
(863)697-2724



CHEVROLET 1994 2500 V8
auto extcab Ibed towpack
topper exc cond $3500.
(863)697-2032
DODGE RAM PICKUP, '98 -
ext. cab, cold a/c, cd, runs
good, $2500 or best offer.
(239)657-2711
F150-1998 New Motor, New
Tires, Runs Great $5000
OBO (863)763-7174
FORD F-250 1983 Diesel,
a/c, 4spd, runs great, in
Okeechobee $1200/or best
offer. (863)697-3865
TOOL BOX fiberglass, A-1
condition, asking $100
(863)675-1690



CHEVY BLAZER '96 4X4, V6,
2 dr, looks good. $2500 Sell
or Trade (863)467-4650
Chevy Suburban 4x4-1998-
Leather interior, Burgundy &
Gold, 3rd seat, Rear A/C
$3750. (863)634-0512
FORD BRONCO II 1992 V6,
AC, black W/grey interior.
Runs Great $1500/or best
offer. (863)801-3174
FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001
All power, Ice cold A/C,
Cloth interior Runs great.
$3500 (863)763-8027



ENCLOSED CAR TRAILER -
2007, 20x8, excellent condi-
tion, $4500 (863)517-2944
ENCLOSED TRAILER 2006
Haulmark, single axle, upper
vent & inside lights, $2500.
(863)634-2303
HAULMARK 2006 Enclosed
Trailer $2000/or best of-
fer. (863)357-6140
(863)610-1089
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
Size 530-12. $40
(863)946-3822
UTILITY TRAILER 7'x16',
$600 or best offer.
(863)612-6575



ECONOLINE 250 1987 Lad-
der Racks. Good work van.
$1200 or trade pickup of =
amount. (863)467-2609
FORD E350 Econoline 14' box
truck (2000) $3500 obo
(863)673-1226 or 675-8946


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public *-
Legal Notice 5500





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 08-885-CA
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC,
as successor service for GREENPOINT
CREDIT CORE,
Plalnitf
vs.
ARMANDO I CAVAZOS, MARIA
CAVAZOS, HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
CORPORATION III, AND UNKNOWN
TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants


Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
the Orderror Final Judment entered in
this cause In the Circuiit Coeun t Hend-

described as
Lots 29, 30, 31 in Section B-1 of La-
Belle Ranchettes Business Lots, an
unrecorded subdivision in Section 33,
Township 43 South, Range 29 East,
Hendry County, Florida, more particu-
larly described as follows: Commence
at the Northwest corner of said Section
33 and run N 8638' E, along the North
line of Section 33, a distance of 364.0
feet to the East right-of-way line of
Slate Road No 29, thence S 347' E,
along said road right-of-way line, a
distance of 650.0 feet to the Northwest
corner of Lot 31 and the Point-of-Be-
ginning; thence continue S 03'47' E,
along said road right-of-way line, a
distance of 75 0 feet to the Southwest
corner of Lot 29; thence N S5338' E a
distance 0 400.0 eet to the Southeast
corner of Lot 29, thence N 0347' W a
distance of 75.0 feet to the Northeast
corner of Lot 31; thence S 8638' W, a
distance of 400 0 fee to the Poaint-of-
Beginning
Together with a security Interest In thai
certain 1998 Redman Homes Limied
16x76 Mobile Homes, serial number
FLA14613498
and commonly known as:
4145 STATE ROAD 29 S.,
LABELLE, FL 33935
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, on the second floor,
In the front of the clerk's office, at the
Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on December
31, 2008
DATED: December 3, 2008.
BARBARAS BUTLER
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By:/S/S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons witdh
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should court Adminimsltration at
telephone number (863) 675-5217,
not later than seven (7) days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired,
TOD) 1-800-955-8771, o Vice I(V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service,
303196 CN 12/11,18/08

^^- II


i Noti 5


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-97
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC RED
VESTING: HOMESALES INC D/B/A
HOMESALES INC OF DELAWARE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHARLOTTE L BARNETTE,
DECEASED, et al
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS BENEFICIARIES, DE-
VISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST IN THE ESTATE OF CHAR-
LOTTE L BARNETT DECEASED)
Last Known Address: Unknown
Attempted at: 1880 Silver Lake Road
Labelle, FL 33935
Current Residence Unknown
WILLIAM T BARNETT
Last Known Address: Unknown
Attempted at: 1880 Silver Lake Road
Labelle, FL 33935
Current Residence Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
WILLIAM I BARNETT
Last Known Address
Aempted At 1880 Silver Lake Road
Labelle, FL 33935
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED thai an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
follow-
ing described property:
TRACT B-5, THE SOUTH 335 FEET OF
THE NORTH 873 FEET OF THE WEST
ONE-HALF OF THE WEST ONE-HALF
OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER
OF SECTION 1, TOWNHIP 42 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO AN EASE-
MENT OVER THE WEST 30 FEET
THEREOF
has been filed against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C
Watson, RA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW 49th Street,
Suit 120, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 on
or before January 9, 2009, a date within
is witnhm thirty (30) days after the first
ublicton O this Notice in the GLADES
OUNTY DEMOCRATE and file the origi-
nal wih the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintilgs attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered agans you for the
relief demanded in the complaint
In accordance with the Americans with
liabilities Act of 190 (ADA) disabled
persons who, because of their
isaabitliies need special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding should
contacithe Senior Deputy ClerkAdminis-
nration whose Post Office is located at
the Lee County Justice Center, Room
3112, 1700 MONROE STREET, FT
MYERS, FL 33901, Telephone
239) 335-2299 or 1 (800) 955-8771
UD) or 1 (800) 955-8770 Via FL Relay
Service, no later than 5 days prior to the
Court date.
WITNESS my hand the seal of this
Court the 51h day ot December, 2008
Joe Flint
As Clerk of the Court
By Jennifer Beves
As Deputy Clerk
303510GCD 12/1 1,1/08
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classified

I I IIT


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following ceriti-
cate, 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 twas was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1251 2006 1-25-44-32-ADO-0110-0000 OSCAR PALMER,JR
ESPERANZA PALMER
The South one-half of the Northeastone-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the
Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section25, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot 1147, 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 cerlificale shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold o the highest bdder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 111 00 A M, on the Second Thursday in
the month ot January, which is the 8th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302638 CGS 12/11,18,25/081/1/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 26 2008 CA 000423
WACHOVIA BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Plaintiff
vs.
ARACELIS OIAZ A//A ARACELIS V.
OIAZ A/K/A ARACELI DIAZ, ET A
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Summary Final Judgment in Fore-
closure dated Dec. 1,2008 and en-
tered in Case No 26 2008 CA 000423
of the CircuitCourt of the 20TH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Florida, wherein WACHOVIA BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff
and ARACELIS DIAZ A/K/A ARACELIS
V DIAZ A/K/A ARACELI DIAZ, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ARACELIS DIAZ
A/K/A ARACELIS V. DIAZ A/Ki/A
ARACELI DIAZ, IF ANY, THE LAUREL
OAK VILLAGE UNIT 5 PROPERTY
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; JOHN
DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POS-
SESSION, IF ANY; all unknown parties
he named Dei anl(s), whether lin-
ing or not, and whether said unknown
partlieS claims as heirs, devisees,
grantees, aasignees, lenrs, creditors,
trustees, or in any other capacity,
claiming by, through under or aganet
the named 0efendant(s) are the Deten-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the 2ND FLOOR
IN THE HALLWAY OF THE COURT-
HOUSE, ot the HENDRY County Court-
house, in HENDRY County, Florida, at
1100 am on the 31st day of Dec,
2008, he following described property
as set forth in said Order or Final Judg-
ment, to wit
LOT 42, BLOCK 2186, PORT LABELLE,
UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGESI(S 104, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Street Address: 4505 SPRING VIEW
CIRCLE, PORT LABELLE, FLORIDA
33935
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the
date at the ls pendens, must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court this 4th day of Dec., 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
By: s/D. HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to Ad-
ministrative Order No 2 065
In accordance with the Americans with
isabiliie Act, if you are a person
with a disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the court
Administrator at 25 East Hic pocehee,
LaBelle, FL 33935, Phone No
(941) 335-2299 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice or plead-
ing, 9 you are hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800- 55-8770
(V) (Via Florida Relay Services)
303275 CN 12/11,18/0i

NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
12/20/2008 a 11 00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Dry, LaBelle, FL,
853-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sel at Pub-
li Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned by:
Jane Coakley 407
Misc. items
Richard Lacosse 10
Misc items
Calvin O'Bannon 512
Misc. items
Rachel Partin D-18
Misc. items
Dennis Calvert D-18
Misc items
Teresa Hallback- 18
Misc. items
303561 CGS 12/11,18/08
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
December 12, 2000
at :00 a.m. alt 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of rokela Russell:
Stove, 2 mattresses, bike, couch, air
conditioner, TV, and misc, items.
302757 SUN 12/4,11/08

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bic Nti 5


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court of Lee County, Florida, on the 30th day ot October, 2008 in the cause where-
in Barnett Recovery Corporation is plaintiff and Odisey Graham is defendant, being
Case number 91-352CA, in said Court, I, Ronald E Lee, Sr, as Shenff oi Hendry
County, Florida, have levied upon all the right,title and Interest of the defendant DOil-
say Graham, in and to the following described property, to-wi:
First Parcel
Lots 50 and 51, Block D, SUNSET PARK, a subdivision lying in Ihe W 1/2 of SW 1/4
of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, LaBelle, Florida, as recorded in
Plat Book 2, Page 1, Hendry County Records, according to and as shown by survey
attached to Deed recorded in OR Book 107, Pages 497-498, Hendry County Flori-
da Accoun No 2024329-670000D0162
LOCATION OF PROPERTY 790 Lincoln Ave, LaBelle, FL
Second Parcel
Lot 9, In Section 1 In Ford Park Subdivision, Section 8, Township 43, Range 29, of
the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida; Account No. 2024329-
28000000070
LOCATION OF PROPERTY 780 Caloosahatchee Ave, LaBelle, FL
Third Parcel
Lot 18, Section 1, Ford Park, per recorded map or plat In the Office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida; Account No. 2024329-28000000120
LOCATION OF PROPERTY 780 Kissimmee Ave, LaBelle, FL
And on the 15th day of January, 2009 al Ihe Hendry County Sheriff's Office, La-
Belle, Florida, at the hour of 11 DOam, or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer
for sale all the said defendants, OGlsey Graham, right, title and Interest In the afore-
said property, at public auction and will sell Ihe same, subject to taxes, all prior li-
ens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bidgder for CASH IN HAND,
the proceeds to be appliedas tar as may be to the payment of costs and the satils-
faction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E Lee, Sr
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By Captain Andy Lewis
303207 CN 12/11,18,25/0 1/1/09
HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 1/13/09
SUBJECT AREA 340 Bullying and Harassment
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy tor
bullying and harassment of students
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1006.147, 784.048(1t(d), lO06.o0(6), and
1006 07(2) FS
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1006.147, 7840.o48(1)(d), 1006.09(6),
and 1006 07(2) FS
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent o0 Schools
EXCUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule established the policy for homeless slu-
denis
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
addional district economic impact in excess o0 $100 00 except for the costs o0
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on January 13, 2009,
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or as soon thereafter or a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice If requled in wring and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in wriding, within 21 days alter publication of this notice The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would he affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed personsan opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to Ihe agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
ntity the Su perintendent of Schools at (853) 574-464 2 or al the Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 4 hours prior to the meting or work-
shop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of School pursuant to
120543)(fe), FS
302554 C 12/4,11,18 CB 12/18/08
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Slatutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certdicale for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1494 2006 1-36-44-32-AOD-0183-0000 Camnido Fond-Rose
The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the
Southeast one-quarter of the Southwesi one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road over the East 30 eet thereof. SUBJECTto an easement for a drainage ca-
nal over the North 30 leet Ihereof ALSO known as Tract 4051, 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 described
in such cerldicale will be sold to Ihe highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 1100 A M, an the Second Thursday in
the month of January, which is the 8th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWEN-
TIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No 08-943-CA
FIRST BANK f/k/a FIRST BANK OF
CLEWISTON,
a Florida banking institution
Plaintiff
vs
ELINA E RORIGUEZ a/a ELENA
RODRIGUEZ, UNKNOWN TENANTSS,
JOSE A. OLIVERA, AND JOSE ADORNO,
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY
TO DEFENDANT, JOSE ADORNO, and
ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CON-
CERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose on the following property in
Hendry County, Florida
The East one-half (1/2) of the East one-
half (1/2) of the North one-haf (1/2)
of the Northeast one-fourth (1/4) of the
Northeast one-fourth (1/4) of the
Southeast one-fourth (1/4 of Section
27, Township 44 South, Range 32
East, Hendry County Florida,subject to
an easement for Ingress, egress and
utilities over and across the Ease 30
feet thereof. Also known as Lot No:
248 In Montura Ranch Estates, and
unrecorded subdivision.
Together with a double wide 1994 Cre-
sent mobile home with ID No.:
146M8356A and 146M8356B, Title
No 66214985 and 66214984, RP
No.: R0586370 and R0586371.
Parcel ID No
1-32-44-27-AOO-0208.0000
has been iled against you and you are
required to serve a copy ot your writ-
ten defenses, if an to it on JODIE R.
SNOW, ESOUIRE, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is: McGahee & Perez,
PL, 417 W, Sugarland Hwy., Clewis-
ton, Florida 33440, on or before Janu-
ary 5, 2009, and file the original with
the Clerk of this court either before
service on the Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a
Default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded In the Complaint
of Petdion.
DATED this the 20th day of Nov 2008
THE HONORABLE BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
301788 CGS 11/27;12/4,11,18/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 2007-858CA
CITIMORTGAGE, INC,
Plaintiff
vs.
ROBERT BEARSE, at al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuantto an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated November 13, 2008 and entered
in Case No 2007-858CA of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida
wherein CITIMORTGAGE, IN C, is the
Plaintiff and ROBERT BEARSE, TRICIA
BEARSE; are the Defendants, I wll sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash
at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11 00 AM, on the 17th day of
December, 2008, the following de-
scribed property asset forth insaid Fi-
nal Judgment
LOT 25, BLOCK 2280, OF PORT LA.
BELLE UNIT 8, A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
131, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY FLORIDA.
A/K/A 9031 PENNY CIRCLE
LA BELLE, FL33935
Any person claiming an Interest In the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 18, 2008
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/ D Hammond
Deputy Clerk
"See Americans with Disabililies Act
In accordance wilh the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Deputy
Court Administrator whose office Is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Center,
Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number
813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
TDD), or 1.800-955-8770 (v), via Flori-
da RelayService, notlaterthanseven (7)
days prior to this proceeding.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, 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 as-
sessed are as follows
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1321 2006 1-26-44-32-AOO-0189-0000 JOHN C GOODMAN&
HELEN B. GOODMAN
The South one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Southwest one-
quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East Hendry County, Florida SUBJECT to an ease.
ment for Ingress egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feel thereof, Also
known as Lot 267, 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 described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder atthe Clerks Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Tuesday in
the month of November, which is the 251h day of November, 2008
Dated this 8th day of October, 200B
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
AUDIT SERVICES FOR HENRY COUNTY
RFPNo 2009-09
Opening Date and Time: January 5,2009 alt 2:00 p.m.
The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Is soliciting proposals
from qualified Auditing Firms.
In order to be considered, submlttals must be received by the Board of County Com-
missioners al the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse
Complex, 25 E Hick pochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by Januar 5,2009 at 2 00
p m, atwhich tmel responses tothis request will be recorded n the presence of
one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from Hendry
County Administration Department, located at 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle, Florida (for
pickup), Post Offce B 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address), or by Call-
ing (863) 675-5220 or (863) 083-1585
ThissolicdItion does not commit the Board Of County Commissionersto award any
contracts, to pay any costs incurred In the preparation of a response to this RFP, or
to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all sub-
mittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in dits entirety
this RFF, I It is In the best interest of the County to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work
Place
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, 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 as.
sessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2255 2006 4-10-43-29-020-2039-0030 Mercedes L. Haye
Lot 3,. Block 2039, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Record of Hendry County, Flor-
ida
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 described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, al 11 00 A M, on the Second Tuesday in
the month of January, which is the h day t ofJanuary, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008.
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 JULIAN MARY ANDERSON, holder of the follow-
ing certificate, has filed said certificate for ataxdeed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate 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
1624 2001 1-22-44-32-010-0049-0080 REV. JEREMIAH C. DUGGAN
Lol 8, Block 49, 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 described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, al 11 00 A M, on the Second Thursday
in the month of January, which is the Hth day of January, 2009
Dated this 1 gh day ot November, 2008.


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Barbara S Butller
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, 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 as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1365 2006 1.27-44-32-ADO-0158-0000 ElinaERodriguez
The South one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Northeast one-
uarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27,
township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement
for ingress and egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also
known as Lot 53 of Montura Ranch Estates, unrecorded
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, Slate of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
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 Tuesday in
the month ot January, which is the 8th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R Scot Cooper DATE 1/13/09
SUBJECT AREA: 339 Homeless Students
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE The proposed rule establishes Ihe policy for
homeless students.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY 1001 42, 1001 43, 1003 01(12), and 1003 21
ES.; The McKinneyVento Homeless Assistance Act U.S.C. 511431-11436; Title
I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20 USC
6311-6315, and The Indivlduals with Disablitiles Education Act 20 USC
91400 et.seq.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE 1001 41, 1001 42, 1003 01(12), and
1003.21 ES.
FULL TEXT A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXCUTIVE SUMMARY The proposed rule established the policy for homeless stu-
dents.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5 30 p m or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on January 13, 2009
Notice Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or as soon thereafter for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future
Notice The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, In writing, a hearing The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argumenton the issues under
consideration
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to theagencyregardin draft rules may be obtained byrequest, inwrd-
Ing, to the Superintendent of Schools
Notice The School Board may recognize any material which may be udicially no-
ticed and to Incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice If you need an accommodation In order to participate In this process, please
notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-464 2 or at the Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hoursprior to the meeting or work-
shop
Notice If the SChool Board adopts the proposed rule, one certied copy of the pro.
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of School pursuantto
120.54(3)(e), ES.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, 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 as-
sessed are as follows
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1641 2006 1-31-44-33-AOO-0411-0000 Maureen Small
The South one-hall of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the
Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44
South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road of the East 30 feet thereof, and Subject lo an easement for a drainage ca-
nal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6049, 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 described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, al 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in
the month of January, which is the 8th day of January, 2009
Dated this 19th day of November, 2009.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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I
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, 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 as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2242 2006 4-10-43-29-010-2033-0150 Vincent R. Cordaro & Janet L. Cordaro
Lot 15, Block 2033, PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, 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 described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at Ihe Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Adminstrtion Wing, LBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Second Tuesday in
the month of January, which is the 25th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008.
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 MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
care, 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 as-
sessed are as follows
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2111 2008 3-01-43-34-010-0360-0101 Smith Properties City Walk, LLC
Lots 30 & 31, inclusive, in Block 360 of General plan of Clewiston, Florida as re-
vised September 7, 1937, according to the plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 2,
Pages 71 thru 78, inclusive, 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 ot 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 described
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 January, which is the 8th doy of January, 2009
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20'TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Case #2008-CA-000422
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of
Soundvlew Home Loan Trust 2006-OPT5, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series
2006-OPTS,
Plaintiff,
vs
John S. Bailey a/k/a John Bailey and H.F. Huff a/k/a Helen Huff; Option One Mort-
gage Corporation
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: H.F. Huff a/k/a Helen Huff; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS 875 Cemetery Road, Labelle, FL 33935
Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of said Defendants, i
either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their re.
spective unknown heirs, devlsees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lenors, and
trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named
Defendants), and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the afore.
mentioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defen-
dants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a
mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hendry
County, Florida, more particularly described as follows
THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER LY-
ING NORTH AND EAST OF JACK'S BRANCH AND THE SOUTH 20 FEET OF THE
EAST 731 24 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUAR-
TER, SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA AND THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER EXCEPT THE NORTH 20
FEET THEREOF AND THE NORTH 25 FEET OF THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER, SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AS FOLLOWS
THE NORTH 20 FEET OF THE SOUTH 40 FEET OF THE EAST 731 24 FEET OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER, SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP
43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA;
TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR IRRIGATION PIPELINE, PUMP SITE AND
ELECTRIC SERVICE AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28
EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH B9 DEGREES 31 MINUTES
50 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER-
NORTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 519.80 FEET T, THE POINT-OF-BEGIN-
NING, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 10 CONDOS WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 24650 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEG ES 31 MINUTES 50
SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 17.0 FEET TO TH CENTER OF JACK'S
BRANCH, THENCE NORTH 36 DEGREES 04 MINUTES SECONDS WEST UP
THE CENTER OF JACK'S BRANCH, A DISTANCE OF 49 7 FEET, THENCE SOUTH
89 DEGREES 31 MINTUES 50 SECONDS EAST A DIS-ANCE OF 37.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 10 SECOND EAST A DISTANCE OF
20650 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 31 MINT O50 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 10.0 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNIN TOGETHER WITH AN
EASEMENT FOR THE IRRIGATION PIPE-LINE AND ELE RICAL SERVICE OVER
AND ACROSS THE WEST 10 FEET OF THE EAST OF TH EAST 529 80 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 20 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANG 28 EAST
more commonly known as 875 Cemetery Road, Labelle, FL 33935.
This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLR Attorneys for Plaintiff,
whose address is 10004 N Dale Maobry Hi hway, Suite 12, Tampa, FL 33618,
within thirty (30) days after the first publcation of this notice and fle the original
with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately there after, other wise a default will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 20th day of 2008.
BARBARAS BUTLER
Circuit and County Courts
By Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2008-CP-175
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES P PRICE, Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered
in the estate of JAMES P PRICE, deceased, File Number 2008 -CP-175 by the
Circuit for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Ovision, the address of
which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, that the decedent's
date of death was February 9, 2008; that the total value of the estate is
$18,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom 4 has been as-
signed by such order are
NAME ADDRESS
Alan Lindner 685 S E 25 Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Jeffrey Price 2325 N.W. Fork Road
Stuart, FL 34994
Jay Price 36 Island Park
New York, NY 11558
Jerrold Price 31283 Kendale Road
Lewes, DE 19958
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration mustfile their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733 702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 October 30th, 2008
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Jance Richardson, Esq for the firm
Harvmin, Harvin & Pinnock, LLP
900 East Ocean Blvd., Suite 210-B Stuart, Florida 34994
772-285-3630 Telephone
772-286-6166 Facsimile
Florida Bar No, 0036403


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Perosnal Representative
Jerrold Price
31283 Kendale Road, Lewes, DE 19958


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifl-
cate, 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 wasas as-
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2110 2006 3-01-43-34-010-0360-0100 Smith Properties City Walk, LLC
Lots 32 & 33, Inclusive, in Block 360 of General plan of Clewiston, Florida as re-
vised September 7,1937, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2,
Pages 71 thru 78, inclusive, 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 certifcate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
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 Tuesday in
the month of November, which Is the 25th day of November, 2008
Dated this Uh day ot October, 2008.
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 MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, 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 i was as-
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2281 2006 4-10-43-29-020-2054-0030 Paul G. Will & Ruth M. Will

Lot 3, Block 2054, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, 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 described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 AM on the Fourth Tuesday In
the month of November, which is the 25th day of November, 2008.
Dated this 8th day of October, 2008.
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 MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certii-
cate, has filed said certificate fr a ta deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1870 2006 1-21-43-34-040-OOOG-0030 Harry Lee Preston, Jr.
Lot 3, block G, HARLEM ADDITION NO 8, PHASE ONE, according to the platthereof
recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 136 and 137, 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 ot Hendry, State of Florida.
Unlesssuch certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florid, at 1100 A M, n the Second Thursday in
the month of January, which Is the Bth day of January, 2009
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008.
Barbara S Butller
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 MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a lax deed to be Issued thereon The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1359 2006 1-27-44-32-AOO-0112-0000 RED-HEAD DREAMS HOLDINGS, INC
The South one-half ofthe North one-half of the Southwestone. quarter ofthe South-
west one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South,
Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access
road of the East 30 feel thereof and SUBJECT to right .of-wayof Stalte Road 833, as
existing Also known as Lot 634, 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, Stalte of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
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 Tuesday In
the month of January, which is the Bth day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302647 CGS 12/11,18,25/08 1/1/09


NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
BY THE CLERK
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NUMBER 08-651 CA
OFELIA OTERO,
Plaintiff
as
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC. a Flor-
da Corporation, and BEATRIZ DJEBEL-
Li PEREZ, et al
Defendant
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment entered in the
above styled cause now pending in
said court, that will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at Hendry
County, Florida on December 31, 2008
at 11 00 a m, in front of the office of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court (being the
second floor hallway of the Adfminis-
tration Building, Hendry County Court.
house) corner of Highway 29 and 80,
LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida, the
following described property
Lots 9 and 10, Block 46, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES FIRST SUBDIVI.
SION, according to the Plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages
37,38 and 39 of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
Property Address: 229 N. Isora Street
Montura Ranches, Clewiston, Florida,
a/k/aN. Jinette Street, Clewiston,Flori-
da
Parcel 1 32 44 220100045607 0
Dated Dec. 4, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /S/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
Attorn for Plaintiff
DREW SHERIDAN, PA.
7765 S.W. 87th Avenue, Suite 102
Miami, Florida 33173
Tel. (305) 596-3368
Fax (305) 596-3355
drewsheridan@drewsheridanpa com
303482 CGS 12/11,18/08


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMES TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure ofLien and Intent to sell these ve-
hicles on 12/26/2008, 10:00 am at 74
S INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713 78
of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY reserves the rg ht to ac-
cept or reject any and/or all ids
1996 Ford
1FTCR10XSTUB41441
1993 Jeep
1J4FT68BSPL523604
1996 Plymouth
1P3EJ46COTN232455
303198 CN 12/11/B08


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Tuesday. December 16. 2008 at 5 00
PM. at The Greentree South Commu-
niy Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc "
303523 CB CGS 1211 08

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FWC approves Gulf gag and




red grouper rule changes


FWC Commissioners receive




update on the Everglades


Recreational anglers

allowed to harvest

more red grouper in

Gulf state waters

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission on
Thursday approved rule amend-
ments for gag grouper in Gulf of
Mexico state waters that are con-
sistent with interim regulations in
Gulf federal waters.
In addition, the FWC approved
a rule amendment to allow Flori-
da recreational anglers to harvest
more red grouper in Gulf state
waters.
A recent stock assessment in-
dicated that Gulf gag grouper are
undergoing overfishing (excessive
harvesting pressure), and harvest
levels must be reduced.
Interim federal regulations to
address this situation will be im-
plemented in Gulf waters beyond
nine nautical miles offshore of
Florida in January.


FWC's action will make Flori-
da gag grouper rules in state wa-
ters consistent with the interim
federal regulations.
The new rules establish a two-
fish-per-person recreational daily
bag limit for gag grouper within
the five-grouper aggregate limit in
Gulf state waters, and prohibit the
recreational harvest of gag grou-
per from Gulf state waters from
Feb. 1 through March 31.
Another new FWC rule in-
creases the recreational daily bag
limit for red grouper in Gulf state
waters from one fish per person
to two.
The FWC is taking this action
now because a recent stock as-
sessment concluded that the Gulf
red grouper stock has recovered
enough to allow an increase in
harvest levels, and it is expected
that the recreational red grou-
per bag limit in Gulf federal wa-
ters will be increased to two fish
sometime in 2009.
"The improvement in red
grouper abundance in the Gulf
gives us a chance to 'give back'


some fish to anglers and helps

reduce the overall impacts of the

new gag grouper restrictions,"

said Rodney Barreto, chairman of

the FWC.

These rules will take effect on

Jan. 1.

More information on grouper

management is available online

at MyFWC.com/marine/grouper/

index.htm.


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August rains

produce dangerous

conditions for

wildlife

The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) heard a report from staff
on water and wildlife issues in
the Everglades on Wednesday,
Dec. 3, at its meeting in Key
West.
During the August rains from
Tropical Storm Fay, 20 inches of
water fell throughout the Ever-
glades drainage basin, causing
some dangerous conditions for
wildlife in the Everglades .
The Everglades encompass
approximately one-half of its his-
torical area, which magnifies im-
pacts from heavy rainfall storms,
such as occurred with Fay.
Because drainage patterns
also have been altered, these
conditions can persist for weeks,


creating large areas of relatively
deep water.
This situation generates enor-
mous stress on wildlife.
The FWC has developed high-
and low water closing criteria for
the Everglades and Francis S.
Taylor, Holey Land and Roten
berger wildlife management ar-
eas (WMAs).
The presence of humans dur-
ing these times increases stress
levels and mortality for wildlife
through human interaction.
High-water levels concentrate
wildlife in small areas, causing
disease outbreaks, increased
parasites and malnutrition be-
cause of a limited food supply.
During times of low water,
the risk of muck fires increases
and internal combustion engines
can be a hazard.
Chuck Collins, FWC's South
Region director, presented the
criteria for high- and low-water
closure for the Everglades and
Taylor WMAs.
"Our staff collects data on


wildlife through spotlight surveys
throughout the year to establish
a baseline behavior for normal
to dry conditions," Collins said.
"This data is crucial to deter-
mine when it is appropriate to
reopen the area."
Commissioner Ronald
Bergeron leads the Commission
on Everglades issues and in Oc-
tober brought together a team
consisting of the South Florida
Water Management District, the
Miccosukee Tribe, the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, the Department
of Transportation, the Depart-
ment of the Interior and the Flori-
da Department of Environmental
Protection to help devise a plan
to reduce water levels during
emergency high-water events.





Thursday, December 11, 2008 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 11


School briefs

Central Elementary
School
Upcoming Schedule:
Dec. 19: Hurricane Make-
Up Day Last Day for Students,
Teachers, and Staff before Winter
Break
Dec. 20 Jan. 4: Winter
Break
Jan. 5 and Jan. 6: Teacher
Professional Day
Jan. 7: Students return back
to school

Eastside Elementary
School
CHS Drama Club
Students from the Clewiston
High School Drama Club gave
students from Eastside and West-


side Elementary an awesome
performance called Once Upon
A Christmas, Friday, Dec. 5. Stu-
dents were excited to hear songs
such as Jingle Bells, Rudolph the
Red-nosed Reindeer, Feliz Navi-
dad, Deck the Halls, and hear the
story The Night Before Christ-
mas.
Just a Reminder
Santa's Workshop will be here
at Eastside until Friday, Dec. 12.
Also, Friday, Dec. 12 will be the
Safety Patrol Christmas Dance
in the Cafeteria from 6 p.m. to
9 p.m. Student admission is $5
and Parents get in free. All stu-
dents must be accompanied by
an Adult. Monday, Dec. 15 will
be Green Uniform Shirt Day (you
must wear Uniform pants), Tues-
day, Dec. 16 is Christmas Shirt


with Uniform Pants day, Kinder-
gartens Christmas Concert will be
in the Cafeteria beginning at 6:30
p.m. We look forward to seeing
you there.
Wednesday, Dec. 17 is Red
shirt with Uniform pants day.
Thursday, Dec. 18 is Jingle Bell
Day, and Friday, Dec. 19 is Santa
Hat Day with Jeans.
Recorders
Mrs. Debbie Gwynn is selling
recorders in Music for 4th and 5th
grade students. The cost of the
recorder is $5.
Christmas Dance and Si-
lent Auction
Eastside Elementary's Safety
Patrol is sponsoring a Christmas
Dance and Silent Auction on Fri-
day, Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The dance is for all students in


grades K-5. Students must be ac-
companied by an Adult. Student
admission price is $5.00, there
is no charge for parents. Silent
Auction will be from 6 p.m. to
7:15p.m. Bring your children out
for a night of fun and get some
Christmas shopping done all at
one time. Hot Dogs and other
refreshments will be sold at the
event.
Christmas Concert
Kindergarten students will be
decorating T-shirts for their 18th
Annual Christmas Concert on
Dec. 12. CHS National Honor So-
ciety Students will help students
decorate their shirts at school.
Dec. 16 is the Christmas Concert.
It will be held in the Cafeteria.
There will be a drawing for our
Christmas Stocking Give-a-way.


Two winners will be selected.
Thank you
Third, fourth, and fifth grade
students would like to thank ev-
eryone that bought candles from
them to help raise money for their
upcoming field trips.
Upcoming Events:
Now to Dec. 12: Santa's
Workshop will be held in the Me-
dia Center
Dec. 12: Safety Patrol Mem-
bers are having a Christmas
Dance in the Cafeteria
Dec. 16: Our Kindergarten
Christmas Concert will be held in
the Cafeteria
Dec. 22: Winter Break begins
Monday
Parents please note
Don't forget, you can check
our Eastside Web-site for the lat-


est events that are coming up,
your daily lunch menu, messag-
es from your teacher, and a lot
more just by logging on to www.
hendry-schools.org, then click
schools, then you can choose
Eastside Elementary.

Westside Elementary
School
Westside Elementary is having
a concert on Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. for
all Westside Students. We would
love to have you or someone from
the newspaper come and cover
the event. It is being called a song
and a slice. People can come and
listen to the music and for $2.00
have a slice of pizza, a drink, and
a bag of chips. All are welcome to
come and enjoy to festivities.


Clewiston Middle School Honor Roll


First Grading
Period/2008-2009

The following sixth grade stu-
dents were named to the "A" Hon-
or Roll for the first grading period
of the year.
Megan Blount, Frederick
Brooks, Valeria Cerda, Carolina
Garcia, Juan Herrera, Anessa Ley-
va, Alejandro Mendoza, Kaley Pa-
gan, Vanessa Rodriguez, and Jesus
Tovar. Seventh grade "A" Honor
Roll are Diana Acuna, Sade Awe,
Jenny Lopez, Edwmary Montal-
vo, Maribellys Morales, Marlisha
Pass, Brock Ramer, Jose Romero,
Jalen Rushing, and Crysta Vasil-
iou. Also named to the "A" Honor
Roll for the first grading period
are 8th graders Stephanie Cama-


Lunch Menu
Hendry County District
Schools lunch menu for the
week of Dec. 11-18:
Clewiston area schools

Primary grades
Thursday, Dec. 11: Bar-
becue chicken sandwich, Sun
chips, baked beans, orange pine-
apple juice, choice milk
Friday, Dec. 12: Manager's
choice
Monday, Dec. 15: Corn
dog nuggets, baked beans,
applesauce, oatmeal raisin
cookie, choice of milk
Tuesday, Dec 16: Cheese


cho, Tamika Cooke, Casey Craw-
ford, Ryan Garcia, Caitlin Jarvis,
Rontavius Lane, Jasmine Leiva,
Joshua Martinez, Corrina Meister,
Maria Mendoza, Chase Pascher,
Sara Perez, Luis Rosquete, Adam
Rudd, De'Marcus Terry, Katherine
Valencia, Adrian Vera, Cynthia
Vera, and Maria Villarreal. In ad-
dition, Matthew Slyteris, Ustavros
Ramsey and Shakira Williams.
The following sixth grade stu-
dents for the A/B Honor Roll are:
Luis Arellano, Luke Bradford,
Roshon Bryant, Nestor Cabana,
Anjelica Candelario, Ulises Car-
ranza, Carlos Cervantes, Brett
Cortez, Jennifer Delafuente,
Eric Delatorre, Zachary Dykes,
Ja'Kerra Gadson, Dakota Jack-
man, Francheska Landrum, Da-
vid Lara, Daniel Martinez, Jocelyn
Martinez, Ashley Matamoros, Luis


pizza, corn, tossed salad, diced
peaches, choice of milk
Wednesday, Dec. 17: Tur-
key and rice with gravy, sweet
potatoes, green beans with
mixed fruit, roll and cranberry
sauce, strawberry cake or cook-
ie, choice of milk
Thursday, Dec. 18: Man-
ager's choice

Secondary grades
Thursday, Dec. 11: Turkey
and gravy, stuffing, mashed po-
tatoes, green beans, mixed fruit,
roll, choice of milk
Friday, Dec. 12: Corn dog,


Mederos, Belkis Mejia, Kimberly
Mesa, Rachel Morrell, Breanna
Nealy, Victoria Ortiz, Nicholas
Pacheco, Alexandra Padron, Jor-
dan Pencarinha, Shaina Penny,
Amado Perez, Juan Pujol, Victor
Reyes, Victoria Rice, Leticia Rico,
Kayla Rosen, Margarita Salinas,
Sebastian Sanchez, Alan Smith,
Kashawla Smith, Zachery Smith,
Crystal Vera, Susan Walker,
De'vontae Weekley, Caleejah Wil-
liams, Kimberly Zamora, and Nu-
bia Zeledon.
The following seventh grade
students for the A/B Honor Roll
are:
Nathan Adams, Carlos Alva-
rez, Danny Blair, Harley Cicirelli-
Barzola, Alyssa Clark, Sydney
Connell, Rebecca Corley, Mela-
nie De Las Salas, Ashley Diaz,
Fredranesha Ford, Itzia Garcia,


baked beans, French fries, cherry
slush, choice of milk
Monday, Dec. 15: Chicken
patty, lettuce and tomato and
pickles, French fries, fresh apples,
chocolate chip cookie, choice of
milk
Tuesday, Dec. 16: Spaghet-
ti, tossed salad, green beans, roll,
choice of milk
Wednesday, Dec. 17: Ta
cos, corn, applesauce, choice of
milk
Thursday, Dec. 18: Beef a
roni, tossed salad, green peas,
roll, choice of milk.


Ashley Harper, Mark Herrera,
Jayla Lawson, Estefania Leon,
Christina Leyva, Maria Molina,
Nancy Morales-Velasquez, Maria
Orozco, Mindy Paniagua, Andrew
Patrick, Cristina Pena, Zachary
Pencarinha, Dahlia Perez, Jessica
Radcliffe, Leonel Ramirez, Victor
Ramos, Leticia Raya, Juana Rico,
Christian Rodriguez, Angelica Ro-
man, Ariana Rosas, Alan Rudd,
Keylando Scott, Stephen Swan,
De Anthony Thicklin, Jamaree
Thomas, Tianna Thomas, Lisette
Villagomez, and Yisenia Villatoro.
The following students on the
eighth grade A/B Honor Roll are:
Austin Adams, Isabel Agu-
irre, George Alarcon, Amanda
Almeda, Fernando Alvarado, Ju-
lio Alvares, Gibran Azan, Jose
Barrueta, Seleny Bartola, Breann
Benitez, Cindi Benitez, Rayel Bil-


lie, Heydi Bonilla, Savannah Bow-
ers, Lorenzo Boyd, Keneesha
Bradford, Scarlett Cabrera,Felipe
Carrillo, Tyler Clemmons, Darius
Cohen, Ednisha Cottman, Court-
ney Crawford, Erin Drake, Syd-
ney Duckstein, Lianet Escobar,
Lorena Espinoza, Jasmine Flores,
Brooke Flynn, Elsa Galo, Leon-
ardo Garcia, Noel Garcia, Adriana
Gomez, Karina Grimaldo, Jenine
Hannam, Andrea Harrell, Anto-
nio Hernandez, Joel Hernandez,
Nicholas Herrington, Daniel Hol-
ligan, Kimberly Ison, Keith James,
Rachel Kelley, Leslie Faye Kilgore,
Jaime Landaverde, Lazaro Lara,
Elijaquan Lee, Christian Leon,
Pablo Llossas, Carolina Lom-
bardo, Yanervys Lopez, Cecilia
Luna, Heather Massie, Anthony
McNealy, Cristian Mejia, Rachel
Mendoza, Jose Molina, Kelsie


Moore, Daniel Moreno, Shamarria
Morrison, Clem Nealy, Juanisha
Norton, Miguel Perera, Joseline
Perez, Rosbeli Perez, Mandi Perry,
Dariel Pike, Page Purvis, Shatwala
Putmon, Stephanie Quinones,
Christopher Resendiz,Lauren
Rice, Jessica Rico, Eddie Rivas,
Vanessa Rivero, Travis Robert-
son, Kavien Robinson, Karina
Romero, Kris'sharria Roye, Izai
Sanchez, Jean Sanchez, Rosalia
Santos, Brenda Sierra, Roytone
Smikle, Shaquille Smith, Danielle
Stremus, Chakayla Thicklin, Mi-
chael Thomas, Jazmine Thomp-
son, Kimberly Thornton, Arelys
Valles, Kyle Waldon, Erica West-
berry, Tyler Westberry, Jessie
Wiggins, Qwantasha Williams,
Julia Woods, Stephanie Zamora
and Jennifer Velazquez.


Plamondon Excels in National


Chicken Barbeque Competition


Mavis Plamondon, Hendry
County 4-H member, achieves
second place winning a $400
savings bond in the Nation in the
Chicken Barbeque Competition
during the National 4-H Poultry
and Egg Conference in Louisville,
Kentucky, Nov. 19-20.
Mavis started her grill prompt-
ly at 8:45 a.m. in the cold, windy,
30 F weather grilling four chicken
halves in the time allotment of
two and a half hours. Mavis pre-
pared her chicken with a rub of
Everglades Seasoning then the
last 20 minutes of cooking Mavis
sauced her chicken with her very
own special sauce made of Ga-
tor Hammock Sauce, Kraft Thick
and Spicy as well as honey. The
honey was from her family's hon-
eybee business. Approximately
10:15 a.m, Mavis placed her best
two barbequed chicken halves
in an enclosed container display-
ing contestant number 7 and her
sauce recipe to the contest coor-
dinator to be presented to a panel
of judges to be scored for cook-
ing skills as well as sensory evalu-
ation. The cooking skills score
sheet consisted of equipment and
utensils, appearance and cleanli-
ness, starting the fire, controlling
the fire, preparing chicken for
grilling, and barbequing skill with
a total possible points of 70. The
sensory evaluation score sheet,


80 points possible, consisted of
degree of doneness, appearance,
texture, taste, as well as after
taste.
The final step in the contest
was an oral presentation. Mavis'
oral presentation titled "The Broil-


meeting new friends from across
the nation.
The 4-H and Extension Staff is
very proud of Mavis' accomplish-
ment. Hendry County 4-H would
like to thank the Hendry County
Fair Association and the Florida


Submitted photo
Pictured from left to right is Mavis Plamondon and Mr. Wise.


er Industry Circle" consisted of
the broiler industry, inspection of
poultry, food safety, nutrition, and
barbeque safety. Presentations
were presented in front of a panel
of two judges with a maximum of
ten minutes to present.
Not only did Mavis enjoy com-
peting in this event, she enjoyed


4-H Foundation for sponsoring
Mavis to attend the National com-
petition.
For more information about
the 4-H Chicken and Turkey Bar-
beque Program, please contact
the UF/IFAS/Hendry County Ex-
tension Service at 863-674-4092
or 863-983-1598.


Submitted photo

Fifth grade girls race
Winners pictured with teacher's race winner Ms. Nicolls at CES Turkey Trot. Ms. Nicholls
and Mr. Borghese were the winning team in the Teacher's Water Balloon Toss.


Turkey Trot
Mrs. Gay's class at Central Elementary School proudly display their
Turkey Trot.


trophies at the CES


Submitted photo

Operation Christmas Child
Students from Clewiston Christian School chose to bless children around the world that
they will never meet through the program "Operation Christmas Child" sponsored by Sa-
maritan's Purse. By simply filling a shoe box with toys, candy, school supplies, hygiene
items and a personal note, the children had the pleasure of knowing that they were making
a difference in the lives of others. The Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Club sponsored
a 'Packing Party' to fill shoe boxes at their November meeting. The school filled a total of
80 shoe boxes that will be sent to children ages 2-14 in areas of the world where there is
conflict, poverty and other difficulties.





12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, December 11, 2008


FWC red tide expert earns awards


Renowned scientist
receives two awards
for her 44 years of
research

Dr. Karen Steidinger, of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission's (FWC) Fish
and Wildlife Research Institute
(FWRI), recently brought home
two prestigious awards.
Last month Steidinger ac-
cepted the Yasumoto Lifetime
Achievement Award in Hong
Kong.
In October, she received a
second-place 2008 Gulf Guardian
Award in the Individual category.
The International Society for
the Study of Harmful Algae (IS-
SHA) recognized Steidinger with
the Yasumoto award in recogni-
tion of her long and outstanding
contributions to harmful algal
bloom research and the study of
other micro-organisms.
The Gulf of Mexico Program
presented the Gulf Guardian
Award to honor Steidinger's ac-
complishments through more
than 44 years of red tide re-
search.
Steidinger is so renowned in
her field, her fellow scientists
named the Florida red tide or-
ganism "Karenia brevis" in her
honor.


As a marine biologist, author,
lecturer, teacher and research
leader, Steidinger has generated
a wealth of new information to
help scientists, agencies and the
public understand red tide and its
effects on living creatures in the
Gulf of Mexico and around the
world. Steidinger also has studied
the worldwide distribution, ad-
aptations and general ecology of
other microalgae.
"Karen is an icon in the field
of harmful algal bloom research


and a true Florida treasure," said
FWRI Director Gil McRae.
"In addition to her world-
renowned scientific accomplish-
ments, she has mentored dozens
of outstanding scientists over the
past four decades, and she has
served as a role model to young
people, particularly women, in-
terested in pursuing careers in
science."
Since retiring in 2003, Steiding-
er continues to work as a senior
research scientist with FWRI on
a contract basis through the Uni-
versity of South Florida.
"Throughout my years of
working for the state of Florida, I
was fortunate to work on harmful
algal blooms, focusing on blooms
in Florida waters, because of
their impacts on fisheries, the
environment and public health,"
Steidinger said.
"Without the state's Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute and
the people I worked with, I would
not have been able to accomplish
what I did during those years."
The Gulf of Mexico Pro-
gram initiated the Gulf Guardian
Awards in 2000 to recognize and
honor businesses, community
groups, individuals and agencies
that are taking positive steps to
keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful
and productive.
Underwritten by the U.S. En-
vironmental Protection Agency,


the program is a non-regulatory
group of federal agencies and
representatives of the business
and agricultural communities
fishing industry, scientists, envi-
ronmentalists and community,
leaders from all five Gulf states.
For more information aboui
the Gulf Guardian Awards and
the Gulf of Mexico Program, visil
www.epa.gov/gmpo.
Scientists founded ISSHA in
1997 to meet the need for an in-
ternational program on harmfu
algae.
The society promotes and
fosters research and training pro
grams on harmful algae and co-
sponsors meetings on that topic
at the national, regional and inter-
national levels.
Visit www.issha.org for more
information on the society.
To learn more about FWC red
tide research, visit http://research
myfwc.conm/.


Lawrence Group pushes for deal


Company releases
statement about the
sale of U.S. Sugar to
the state of Florida

The Lawrence Group ex-
pressed surprise and extreme
disappointment at the announce-
ment that the Board of Directors
of United States Sugar Corpora-
tion had approved the contract to
sell approximately 180,000 acres
of its real estate assets to the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD).
The Lawrence Group made a
formal offer to acquire U.S. Sugar
for $300 per share in cash on No-
vember 29, 2008 and reaffirmed
its offer on December 4, 2008
when it also delivered a "highly
confident" letter from Rabobank
International, a global financial
services leader serving the food
and agribusiness industry.
To date, U.S. Sugar has refused
to engage in discussions with the
Lawrence Group regarding its for-
mal offer of $300 per share, which
clearly provides superior value to
U.S. Sugar's stockholders than
the land sale to the SFWMD.
In fact, representatives of U.S.
Sugar contacted representatives
of The Lawrence Group late last
week, indicating that U.S. Sugar
would be delivering a confidenti-
ality agreement so that the parties
could promptly commence nego-
tiations-The Lawrence Group
has yet to receive this agreement
or any other information from
U.S. Sugar.
"We believe that the Board of
Directors of U.S. Sugar has clearly
breached its fiduciary duties to
its stockholders in a number of
significant respects," said Gaylon
Lawrence Jr. of The Lawrence
Group. In particular:
U.S. Sugar has in-
dicated that, notwithstanding its
agreement with the SFWMD, it
may still solicit superior offers;
however, entering into an agree-
ment in connection with any
such superior offer will, under the
terms of the land sale contract,
cost U.S. Sugar and its stockhold-
ers $40 million in value.
This is a cost that could easily
have been avoided had U.S. Sug-
ar negotiated with The Lawrence
Group before entering into the
agreement with the SFWMD.


U.S. Sugar has re-
peatedly issued misleading and
incomplete statements regarding
the "value" that will supposedly
be delivered to stockholders un-
der the land sale transaction.
Specifically, U.S. Sugar has still
not explained how much and
when, if ever, such "value" will be
delivered to stockholders.
Moreover, it appears that a
significant portion of the "value"
promised by the land sale trans-
action is dependent on the highly
uncertain future of a company
that will be winding up its affairs
and that a meaningful portion of
the proceeds from the sale would
be used to pay taxes, repay U.S.
Sugar's outstanding indebtedness
and satisfy whatever payments
may be made to U.S. Sugar exec-
utives as a result of the deal U.S.
Sugar has not made public any of
this detail.
As a result, although U.S. Sugar
has said that stockholders would
eventually receive $365 per share
under the land sale transaction,
it is entirely unclear how much
cash would actually be paid to
U.S. Sugar's stockholders up front
under that deal or when any pay-
ments might be made.
This stands in stark contrast
to The Lawrence Group's offer,
which would deliver to stockhold-
ers $300 in cash.
For example, if a U.S. Sugar
stockholder were to take that
$300 and invest it in a portfolio
of investment grade bonds, the
stockholder could expect the
$300 to grow to $500 in 2016
without the relative uncertainty
and risk presented by the $365
that is supposedly being delivered
over that period under the land
sale transaction.
The land sale deal
struck by the U.S. Sugar manage-
ment and Board is riddled with
uncertainty, beginning with the
fact that the deal is subject to the
ability of the SFWMD to finance
the $1.34 billion purchase price in
this economic climate.
Most of all, for more
than three weeks, U.S. Sugar has
refused to meet with the Law-
rence Group or even consider the
terms of The Lawrence Group's
formal proposal, which suggests
that management's interests may
not in fact be aligned with those
of the U.S. Sugar stockholders.
The Lawrence Group urges
U.S. Sugar stockholders to ask


why the U.S. Sugar Board and
management have refused to dis-
cuss The Lawrence Group's offer
and insist that stockholders' best
interests are, in fact, being taken
into account.
According to The Lawrence
Group, the Board's behavior is
reminiscent of how it acted in
2005 and 2007 when the Law-
rence Group made two prior pro-
posals to acquire U.S. Sugar for
$293 per share in cash.
At that time, the Board did not,
and refused to permit the Law-
rence Group to, disclose the exis-
tence of the Lawrence Group's of-
fers to U.S. Sugar's stockholders.
"Think of how much better off
U.S. Sugar stockholders would
be today if they had been permit-
ted to accept our offers of $293
per share back in 2005 or 2007,"
stated Mr. Lawrence, Jr.
The Lawrence Group was also
dismayed by U.S. Sugar's pub-
lic statement that The Lawrence
Group has not yet made a "for-
mal" offer.
The Lawrence Group sent let-
ters to the Board of Directors of
U.S. Sugar on Nov. 29 and Dec. 4
containing the terms of its formal
offer to acquire all of the outstand-
ing shares of U.S. Sugar.
In connection with its pro-
posal, the Lawrence Group has
retained the services of Rabobank
International, a global financial
services leader in the food and
agribusiness industry, and Skad-
den, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
LLP, one of the world's premier
legal advisors.
The form of The Lawrence
Group proposal is absolutely typi-
cal for transactions of this type
and its formal letters to the U.S.
Sugar Board have specifically ad-
dressed each of the items recently
requested in the Nov. 20 and Dec.
1 letters from U.S. Sugar's finan-
cial advisors.
"U.S. Sugar's latest public an-
nouncement is a continuation
of the campaign to discredit my
father, Gaylon Lawrence Sr., and
me at the expense of U.S. Sugar's
stockholders," commented Mr.
Lawrence, Jr.
According to The Lawrence
Group, its offer to acquire the
outstanding shares of the Com-
pany for $300 per share in cash
remains open at this time, and
The Lawrence Group continues
to view its proposal as a "win"
for all constituencies: U.S. Sugar's


Safe and Healthy Travel


By Brenda Barnes
Many people travel during the
holiday season to visit loved ones
and friends.
Some people may even choose
to travel internationally. Please re-
member the three "P's" when it
comes to your health and safety
while you are traveling:

Proactive Try to think of any
issues that could happen while
you are traveling. Make a list of
things that you may need and talk
it over with your family. Have a
plan!

*Prepared Remember to
take enough medications with
you. Don't put prescribed medi-
cations in your suitcase. You don't
want your suitcase to get lost with
your medications inside! Keep all
medications in their original con-
tainers and put them your per-


sonal bag that stays with you at all
times. Take your doctor's phone
number with you as well as your
pharmacy's phone number just in
case you need medications while
you are away. No one wants to be
sick during a vacation, but try to
think about what you would do if
you or a loved one should get sick
or injured while you are away
from home.

Protected Pack smart. Think
about what kind of clothing and
shoes you will need. Will you be
traveling to a hot or cold climate?
Consider packing a small health
kit (band-aids, first aid cream,
antibacterial wipes, or alcohol-
based hand sanitizer). Be sure to
put these items in a zip-lock bag
in case they leak. If you are stay-
ing in a hotel, take the sanitizing
wipes and wipe the remote con-
trol for the television. Studies have


shown that hotel TV remotes usu-
ally have a lot of germs!
Just remember to be safe and
healthy as you travel whether it's
by car, bus, plane or train.
If you remember these tips
when traveling, then you can fo-
cus on the scenery, not medical
emergencies, and return home
with nothing more troubling than
some wacky gifts that you pur-
chased or received during your
trip!
Remember, be healthy and be
happy!
(Brenda Barnes is the Public
Information Officer and Plan-
ning Consultant for the Hendry
and Glades County Health De-
partments. If you would like to
read an article about a particular
health topic, please call 863-674-
4047, extension 126)


employees, the local communi-
ties, the environment, the State
of Florida and its taxpayers, and
particularly the U.S. Sugar stock-
holders.
Furthermore, The Lawrence
Group's proposal would provide
the SFWMD with the portion of
the U.S. Sugar land that it needs
at a fraction of the cost that would
be paid under the currently pro-
posed land sale transaction with
U.S. Sugar.
"Even though the Board of
U.S. Sugar is well aware that our
offer was conditioned upon the
land sale not having been agreed
to, we stand ready to begin im-
mediate discussions regarding
our formal offer which would be
more advantageous to U.S. Sugar
stockholders and, given our ex-
pectation to continue to operate
the business of U.S. Sugar into the
future, the Everglades community
at large, and we remain mindful
of the environmental concerns of
those of us who have an interest
in protecting the Everglades for
future generations," said Mr. Law-
rence, Jr.



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Ringing the bells of hope


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
The year was 1863.
Our nation was caught up in
the devastating war between the
states.
It was Civil War with memo-
ries of the horrors of Shiloh be-
hind and the blood of Gettysburg
more recent.
It was Christmas time, and
writer Henry Wadsworth Long-
fellow was grieving the holiday
without a son he had lost in the
war.
In the midst of his grief and
what was happening, Wadsworth
wrote one of his best known po-
ems, "Christmas Bells."
"I heard the bells on Christmas
Day, their old, familiar carols play.
And wild and sweet the words re-
peat of peace on earth, good will
to men!"
But the bells were drowned
out with cannon fire.
"Then from each black, ac-
cursed mouth the cannon thun-
dered in the South. And with
the sound the carols drowned,
of peace on earth, good will to
men!"
It struck a note of pain and


loss as he thought of the many
who had lost sons like him: "It
was as if an earthquake rent the
hearth-stones of a continent. And
made forlorn the households
born of peace on earth, good will
to men! And in despair I bowed
my head; 'There is no peace on
earth,' I said. 'For hate is strong
and mocks the song of peace on
earth, good will to men!'"
In the midst of all of this, there
came to his ears the ringing of
bells once more.
A church was ringing in Christ-
mas Day.
Each toll of the bell brought
a renewed hope to Longfellow's
heart: "Then pealed the bells
more loud and deep: God is not
dead; nor doth he sleep! The
wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
with peace on earth, good will to-
ward men!" (from The Complete
Poetical Works of Longfellow,
289-90).
Hope.
Throughout history, in times
of peace and in times of war, in
good times and in bad times, in
easy times and in hard time, hope
is what carries us through.
The ringing of the church
bells was not much of a sign by


the world's standards, but it was
enough to be a sign of hope for
Longfellow, even in the midst of
hopelessness.
Appearances to the contrary
notwithstanding, the Lord has not
forgotten His people.
Every year at Christmas time,
we are reminded of God's great
gift of hope and promise for each
of us.
Christmas may not be much
of a sign by the world's standards,
but for those who believe, it is a
sign of great hope.
"The people who walked in
darkness have seen a great light;
those who dwell in a land of
deep darkness on them light has
shined" (Isaiah 9:2).
With the coming of this light
there is hope.
"A thrill of hope the weary
world rejoices, for yonder breaks
a new and glorious morn!" (0
Holy Night)
So, "Come on, ring those bells,
light the Christmas tree, Jesus is
the king, born for you and me.
Come on, ring those bells, every-
body say, Jesus, we remember
this Your birthday." (Come On,
Ring Those Bells).


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S. Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
One of my mentors, com-
menting on some of the Church
services he attended, told me "At
some of them, it looked like peo-
ple were in pain. Serious expres-
sions and glum faces when there
should be joy, and radiances of
happiness."
That's how it must have been
in the early Church: there cer-
tainly must have been something
joyful about it all to risk worship
services when persecution and
punishment were a potential haz-
ard for being faithful.
The other day, I watched the
end of a football game. One team
was behind by two points.
They were finally at the last
down in the fourth quarter and
fifty six yards from their goal.
Their passing record during
the game had been dismal; and
finally a place kicker had been
sent in.
He had never made such a
kick before, but the blocking gave
him enough time to get one off
and it went squarely between the
goal posts.
The expected loss had become
a victory. As the TV cameras
scanned the crowds; the cheering
and hugging, the smiles and pat-
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I thought about that and it
took me back to what those early
Church services must have been
like. Joy and happiness, and in
spite of everything that was going
wrong around them, the people
knew "We've got it made!"
That's the message of the com-
ing of the Lord into the world; we
will be bailed out, we will have a
reason to celebrate; that's the real
message of Christmas.
In the days leading up to the
beginning of the Lord's earthly
ministry, it seems expectations
were not very high. Another
prophet appears on the scene,
John the Baptist.
The people have had their fair
share of prophets; all saying that
"He's coming one day and will
bring a victory with Him."
After centuries of waiting, it is
no wonder that some are skepti-
cal and "would question in their
hearts concerning John, whether
he was the Christ (Luke 3:16)."
The people who had been
used to hearing prophets "cry
wolf" were justifiably suspicions.
Suddenly, the Lord appears;
their hopes have not been disap-
pointed.
That's the Christmas story vic-
tory would now come out of de-
feat and there would be a reason
to celebrate. The picture before
was not a good one for the hu-


man team and there was little to
cheer about.
Then against what seemed like
impossible odds, there is a reason
to be joyful and happiness over-
came despair.
That's Christmas; the "reason
for the season" is that the Lord ful-
filled all of the hopes of people ev-
erywhere and we would triumph
through Him. We remember that
somebody came, came because
we needed Him and He turned
being lost into being found.
We celebrate that "God so
loved the world that He gave His
only Son that whoever believes in
Him should not perish but have
eternal life (John 3:16)."
That's a summary of faith and
a reason for hope; and what is
at the bottom of the real Christ
mas message. The joy of families
gathering, the joy of the young
who know it is a special time, the
songs we sing all carry the mes-
sage of "Joy to the World, the
Lord has Come."
That crowd in the football
stand echoed for a few moments
the spirit of Christmas that is ours
forever; a victory from defeat; the
reason for the season. Recalling
the meaning, we can truly say
"Merry Christmas" and may it
be a very Merry One We've got
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By Jackie Miller,
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First Christian Church
Donald A. Nash, a retired Ky.
Christian College professor, had
some interesting things to say
about the town of Jesus' birth:
He wrote:
"The town of Bethlehem is
mentioned eight times in the
story we love to hear of the vir-
gin birth of Jesus of Mary by the
Holy Spirit.
"Being the home of King Da-
vid, beloved of God, Bethlehem
was dear to the hearts of Israel-
ites. The name meant, "house of
bread."
So it was very appropriate
that Jesus be born there since
He is the "bread of life" of whom
we all need to partake for spiri-
tual growth and strength.
Most important is the fact that
there was a distinct prophecy of
the Messiah being born in Beth-
lehem.
In Micah 5:2 the Lord is de-
scribed as being from everlast-
ing.
This is cited in the New Tes-
tament as fulfilled in Jesus (Mat-
thew 2:6).
The fascinating point here is
that the prophesy was so exact!


There were two Bethlehems
in the holy land the one where
Christ was born and one in the
north, actually in Galilee near
Nazareth.
It would have been easy for
Joseph and Mary to go there.
However, the prophecy said
"Bethlehem Ephratah," or in the
south, Judah.
Two questions have been
raised about Christmas: (1)
The early church didn't observe
Christmas according to the New
Testament record; should we?
(2) Why didn't they observe His
virgin birth if it is so important.
In answer to the first, Paul
indicated that it is permissible to
observe special days of a culture
as long as they did not oppose
the Christian faith or teach and
practice, in the celebrations, any
activity that would undermine
one's Christian faith (Colossians
2:16, 21).
He would conclude in this
certain un-objectionable He-
brew activities which he himself
participated (Acts 18:18; 20:6;
21:26).
These would be comparable
to Christians in America observ-
ing Columbus Day, Thanksgiv-
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and Memorial Day.
Just be sure to put Christ be-
fore candy; Jesus instead of jos-
tling; the Lord above luxury.
The virgin birth is important,
for without it Jesus would not


be God's only begotten Son who
could die for our sins (I Peter
1:19); 2:24).
However, the virgin birth
could not be proven.
It was a reality to Joseph and
Mary but to the skeptic an impos-
sible probability, so there would
be no witness for the Christian
faith in observing such.
On the other hand, His death
and resurrection were facts of
history.
A multitude had seen Him die
and heard the testimony of the
centurion (Luke 23:47).
Christ made 12 appearances
after His resurrection to reliable
witnesses, many of whom died
a martyr's death for their testi-
mony.
Therefore, it is reasonable for
the church to observe His death
by the Lord's Supper and His res-
urrection with worship on each
first day of the week, which the
apostle John calls the Lord's Day
(Revelation 1:10).
The fact that Jesus rose on the
first day of the week is mentioned
in all four Gospel accounts (Mat-
thew 28:1; Mark 16:1; Luke 24:1;
John 20:1).
Jesus might say, "Enjoy Christ-
mas with the joy of salvation"
(John 15:11)."


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Fossils
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the area, their impressive tusks in
tow the largest of which extend-
ed 16 feet. Elsewhere, the concept
of the native horse assumes inter-
esting dimensions when fossils
date them well before the Span-
iards "introduced" their breed af-


ter first exploring Florida.
A giant land tortoise sits with
the rest of the group.
Mr. Renz came upon an im-
pressive find when construction
projects along S.R. 80 uncovered
a location rich with fossils. He of-
fered the findings to a museum in
Gainesville, with the understand-
ing that if there was ever a proper
site locally, the fossils would be


brought back.
So they were.
So far, several elementary
classes have taken advantage of
the collection, Mr. Wilson said,
and plans are to bring many more
in.
In the end, Mr. Wilson said the
goal is to create something that
will attract visitors from through-
out the region. If he is successful,


the museum will be a must-see
for anyone riding through Clewis-
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INI/Ashley Smith
Officers with the Clewiston Police Department operate on
two shifts, morning and night. Shifts begin and end at 6 a.m.
every day.


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a lead, since the women asked
for a job application before com-
mitting the robberies. The papers
had been marked with an "X" to
identify them, but a review of the
applications found that neither
had turned in their completed
application.
But watching the video, Offi-
cer Hightower recognized one of
the women immediately.
"That's one of the good things
of working in a small town," Offi-
cer Hightower said with a smile.
Since it wasn't an earth-shat-
tering arrest, finding the two
women in Harlem would have
to wait until the next day. The of-
ficer was mindful of the fact that
an arrest might mean overtime
pay -- so he planned instead to
inform the incoming shift should
the women make a reappear-
ance, or handle the matter the
next day, fresh.
The officer said he maintains a
good relationship with his super-
visors, and the chief.
"He's a nice, Christian man;
a very fair man," he said of Chief
Don Gutshall.
For the most part, the officer
said he is well-liked in the com-


"You hear all the air go out,
'Oh, there he is,'" said the offi-
cer. "I sit down and start to feel
all the daggers in my back," he
laughed.
He isn't a stranger to being
on the opposite end of speeding
ticket, though.
When he was 25, driving into
Florida with his father-in-law, he
made wrong turn somewhere
and ended up in Jacksonville. His
father-in-law was supposed to be
giving him directions, but slacked
off a bit and fell asleep.
"I got a little upset," he said.
By this time, he was a few miles
over the speed limit, a fact that
the nearby state trooper did not
overlook.
Do you think you deserve a
ticket, the trooper asked him?
"I said, 'Well, do what you
have to do ... and he did what
he had to do. It taught me that if
your attitude is good, chances are
you will not get a ticket."
The officer spends much of his
time in church in Stuart, he said,
attending with his wife and 12-
year-old son. The subject of law
enforcement has been brought
up with his child.
"I don't encourage it, but I
don't discourage it," he said. "If
we don't have four or five gen-
erations of law enforcement, it's


"I can go to Wal-Mart for someone shoplifting, I
go to arrest and they'll be mad at me. You will not
be liked by everybody, that's a given."
-- Officer Hightower


munity.
"Maybe the younger guys,
maybe they're not as diplomatic
as the rest of us," he explains, but
adds that there are always those
in the community the 10 per-
cent who have no respect for
authority.
"I can go to Wal-Mart for
someone shoplifting, I go to ar-
rest and they'll be mad at me,"
Officer Hightower said. "You will
not be liked by everybody, that's
a given."
Has he ever needed to use his
gun?
"Never, thank you, Jesus. I
hope I never have to."
There have been tense mo-
ments, and nothing is taken for
granted.
"A little fear is always good. It
keeps your senses tuned, because
it's easy to get complacent."
The officer said he takes his
job seriously, but there are light-
hearted moments to fill the day.
Summoned to appear in court to
defend issuing tickets, he arrives
later, to just before court begins.
If an officer doesn't appear in
court, speeding tickets and other
small infractions are removed
from a person's record most
people know this.


okay with me."
For himself, the officer thinks
he's got another 10 years in him
before he retires.
"Thirty-plus years of your life
is enough," he concedes.
Officer Hightower transferred
to the police department from
the Hendry County Sheriff's Of-
fice. He's enjoyed his time at the
department, and isn't interested
in the fast-paced lifestyle of an of-
ficer working for a metropolitan
area.
All of those things those as-
pirations -- die off eventually, he
said.
New recruits might grumble
six months down the line that the
job they signed up for isn't what
they get. In their minds, they're
expecting high-speed pursuits,
daily drug busts and non-stop
crime-fighting, he said.
He is their polar opposite.
Officer Hightower drives a late-
model Dodge Durango, which
administrators tell him must be
driven within "reasonable limits"
to ensure safety.
"As I get older, reasonable lim-
its is as slow as I can go."
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached at jzaragoza@newszap.
conm.


Farmers
Continued From Page 1
phosphorous levels. Since its in-
ception, the EPD has raised $27
million.
Ed Hamilton, chair of the EPD,
said that the EPD has remained
neutral concerning the SFWMD's
deal with U.S. Sugar.
"I'm in no way, shape, or form
supporting either."
Mr. Hamilton is also the chief
operating officer of Duda Ranch-
es in Belle Glade which grows
almost 25,000 acres of sugar
cane annually. Duda Ranches


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Florida's Freshwater Frontier Inc.
will be held on Monday, Dec. 15
at 9:30 a.m. at the Bert J. Harris
Agri-Civic Center on 4509 George
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ence Room 2. Topics discussed
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transports its cane to U.S. Sugar's
mill in Clewiston to be processed.
Due to a conflict of interest, Duda
Ranches has also remained neu-
tral.
He did note that the pending
deal has not interrupted Duda
Ranches' business or transactions
with U.S. Sugar.
Hamilton stressed that area
farmers are not arguing U.S. Sug-
ar's right to sale their land, but are
simply concerned with the poten-
tial consequences of the deal,
"If the transaction goes
through, it will have an enor-
mous impact on the communi-
ties around the lake, and the ag-
riculture business in the state of


Florida," Hamilton said.
While Mr. Hamilton admits
that everyone is fearful of the un-
certainty surrounding the deal, he
offers a new perspective on the
fast moving sale agreement.
"In this short window of ex-
ecution, we won't be hanging in
limbo. Maybe that's the big thing;
everyone can go forward from
there. We can both react to it and
plan going forward."
U.S. Sugar's board of directors
approved the contract on Dec. 8
and is now awaiting the decision
from the SFWMD which is ex-
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