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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: January 1, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Volume 83, Number 25


News in
briefs

Cougars meeting
The Clewiston Cougars will
be having a board meeting Jan.
9 for the board members of the
up coming season. This meet-
ing will be held at the Cougars
locker room beginning at 6:30
p.m. Everyone is welcome to
come out to support the orga-
nization for the kids.

Visit the Downtown
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 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 businesses, and
enjoy a morning of food, fun
and friendship.
if your pet is friendly, so are
we! Bring your furry well-be-
haved and leashed best friend
for avisit to the Market.
For vendor information
please contact the Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce at 863-
983-7979 or the Youth Center at
863-983-1492.

Sugar Dolls classes
The Clewiston Sugar Dolls
Baton, Pom-pom and Dance
classes will be held every
Wednesday at Central Elemen-
tary School.
The classes are from 3 p.m.
to 4 p.m. Advanced classes are
from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The second class is also,
for middle and high school
students. For more informa-
tion please call Jackie Tucker
at 863-993-0083 or by fax 863-
993-9740.

Ladies VFW Dinners
The Ladies Auxiliary to the
VFW 4185 has Wednesday
Night Dinners to eat in or take
out, open to the public.
The menu is different each
week and dinners are available
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a $7
donation.
You can call the Post at 863-
983-9748 to get the menu and
to place your order. The Post is
located at 501 S. Francisco St.,
Clewiston.

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Index


Classifieds ........... 6
Opinion ........... 4
School .............11
Sports.............. 3
See Page 2 for information about
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Holiday displays: Sights around town


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A perennial favorite, this house on Osceola in Clewiston, which has been featured be-
fore, provided one of the more decorative holiday experiences in Clewiston.


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The holiday season has come and gone, and with it the last of the Christmas lights.


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This Santa Claus display lit the night in Clewiston. From the looks of it, he incorporated
night-vision goggles this year.


2008: The Year in Review


The following article high-
lights some of the biggest news
stories of the past year and The
Clewiston News' coverage of
them.
Jan. 3
When Barbara Oeffner was
a little girl, her grandfather
would read her stories written
by the Brothers Grimm -- fairy
tales filled with enchanting
characters and plots.
Laughing as she remem-
bered it, her mother would then
scan through the stories and re-
place the endings with happy
ones. It is how she developed a
love for reading early on.


Jan. 10
On Christmas Day, a man
was found dead in a canal, a
regrettable end to what should
have been a happier season for
the family.
Ten days later, a woman
found herself in the same or-
deal: with her vehicle turned
upside down and the windows
of her car almost completely
plunged inside the muddy wa-
ter.
Jan. 17
It looked like a scene
straight out of an action movie
earlier this week when at least
six different agencies followed
the trail of four suspects around


the lake, who they believe were
responsible for a series of rob-
beries.
Jan. 24
Ivo' pitbulls escaped from
their owner Jan. 8 in 'ivin
Lakes, resulting in three people
being bitten by a dog, who, ac-
cording to animal control offi-
cials, may have thought it was
protecting its pregnant partner.
Jan. 31
A bullet entered and left a
juvenile's arm when his cousin
accidentally fired the gun in his
direction.
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Suspect allegedly
chases dad with a
knife
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
MONTURA -- While the holi-
days are usually reserved for fa-
milial get-togethers, an excep-
tion to that case was recorded
by the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office on Dec. 23.
That's when, according to
deputies, a man rushed at his
father with a knife in his hand,
angry over a dispute that had
brought the tension to its physi-
cal boiling point.
Fortunately, a witness at the
scene managed to steal the
knife away from the suspect,
helping to avoid a worse con-
sequence.


Deputies were called at ap-
proximately 4:30 p.m. to May-
oral Street in Montura.
When they arrived, officials
spoke with Osvaldo Almenares,
the owner of the home. Accord-
ing to him, the suspect and the
victim had been drinking heav-
ily just before the argument.
The homeowner told depu-
ties that the two of them Fe-
lipe Ramirez, 49, and Felipe
Cruz Bertin, 22 had been
staying at his home for nearly
two weeks now, but that on
this day, they got into a heated
discussion.
The two began to argue,
according to the witness, and
that's when the father report-
edly hit his son in the face with
an open palm.
In response, the suspect
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Christmas Eve


While driving her
vehicle, she lost
control and veered
into canal
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- It was a hor-
rific end to a missing person's
report.
On Christmas Eve, authori-
ties found the body of a 57-
year-old woman who had gone
missing, according to published
reports.
Authorities found Betty
Ramsaran dead in Clewiston
on Wednesday, Christmas Eve.
Her body was recovered
from an overturned 2004 Ford
Taurus, which officials with the
Florida Highway Patrol said had
somehow veered into a nearby
canal.
The woman had apparently


been traveling south on County
Road 833, when she lost con-
trol of her vehicle and it.collided
against a dyke, before entering
the canal.
The vehicle was spotted by
a Seminole Police air unit.
The woman was pro-
nounced dead at the scene.
According to reports, fam-
ily members had reported the
woman missing three days be-
fore she was found.
They have since been noti-
fied of her death.
-Earlier this week, Lieuten-
ant Christopher Miller, with the
Florida Highway Patrol's public
affairs office, said that a com-
pleted report was not available,
due to the Christmas holiday.
He did, however, confirm
the recovery of the vehicle and
the woman.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
corn.


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Basketball season: Grinding in Terrier country


Basketball teams try
to rebound from slow
start

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
MOORE HAVEN Basketball
season for Glades County's girls
and boys high school teams are
underway.
It's safe to say that both teams
are struggling right now as they
attempt to find a groove with their
rotations.
The coaches for both Moore
Haven teams (Chad Pio girls
coach and Wayne Reese boys
coach) believe that there's one
common thread lacking.
"As far as basketball is con-
cerned, we are behind teams
from other areas skill wise," Pio
said.
Simple enough, but there's at
least one other glaring concern
for both coaches.
For Pio, an Indiana native,
it's just that the effort in Glades
County is sorely lacking in terms
of basketball being a priority.
He should know, coming from
a state that's best known for bas-
ketball.
"In Indiana, everybody plays
basketball, whether you're on
a team or not," the second-year
head coach said.
"Here, nobody seems to know
about all of the basketball oppor-
tunities that are out there."
Pio, who graduate from Por-
tage High School in Portage, Ind.,
may have not been a bona-fide
high school basketball player
growing up he did not make the
varsity team due to a deep talent
pool at the large school.
Nonetheless, he is a student
of the game, attending a host of
coaching clinics over the past few
years, notably a 2006 Milwaukee,
Wisc. clinic that featured Flori-
da's Billy Dpnovan, the two-time"
NCAA Division I national champi-
onship-winning coach.
At the clinic, Pio learned what
it takes to get the most hustle out
of players, along with the effec-
tiveness of the transition offense,
which he uses this season.
So far, it hasn't exactly worked
out to his liking. But, considering
the fact that his team has only
four seniors, Pio makes an effort
to keep things in perspective.
"We try to be as positive as:-
pq.ss ble,',Piojsajid.
"I realize we're in a rebuilding
process, so patience is one of the
keys right now."
4 To build for the future, Pio is
planning to hold a series of bas-
ketball camps at Moore Haven El-
ementary School, as well as West
Glades Elementary School.
"We're trying to target the ele-
mentary schools so the girls there
could gain interest in basketball
when- they get to high school,"
t Pio said.
More details on the camps will
be forthcoming, though it's ten-
tatively scheduled to take place
sometime after the basketball
season concludes.
As for the boys, Reese believes
that a thin roster has played a big
role in the team's struggles.
Factor in that there's no junior
varsity team to pull from the
Moore Haven boys basketball
team hasn't had one in three years
it's not a surprise that times are
tough for the Terriers.
"We work hard in practices
and games, but it's just not work-
ing out for us right now," Reese
said.
The boys team, according to
Reese, is 'just simply not execut-
ing on offense right now.'
Turnovers have been a major
problem for the Moore Haven
boys, who currently average a
staggering 20 per game.
It's hard to pinpoint the cause
of the Moore Haven boys' prob-
lems, but it can be that they don't
play much outside of the season.
"The kids are not sports-driven
like they used to," Reese said of
the boys.


That's a huge concern for Re- Nov. 25 Canterbury (W,
ese, who took on the coaching 32-19)
job this season because the inter- Dec. 1 Canterbury (L,
est at that position was just not 22-37)
there. Dec. 3 Seacrest Country
He's in his 20th and final sea- Day (L, 28-42)
son as the Moore Haven boys Dec. 9 Evangelical
head coach. Christian (L, 33-52)
With only 11 players in the en- Dec. 10 St. John Neu-
tire boys program, it would be an mann (L, 20-58)
accomplishment for the Terriers if D an Clewiston (
SDec. 11 Clewiston (W,
they just finish the season sched- 60-47)
ule out.
ulae o out Dec. 17 Southwest Flor-
That didn't happen last season cas (W
- the Moore Haven boys finished ida Christian (, 47-30)
an incomplete season with a dis- Jan. 5 Okeechobee
appointing 3-16 overall record. (Away @ 5 p.m.)
For the girls, the picture does Jan.. 6 Community
look a little bit brighter. School of Naples (Home
At least they have a chance @ 6 p.m.)
to be competitive in the District Jan. 9 Seacrest Country
12-2A tournament, which takes Day (Away @ 6 p.m.)
place from Feb. 2-7 at Southwest Jan. 12 Walker Memo-
Florida Christian High School. rial Academy (Home @ 6 $
The Moore Haven girls team p.m.)
is in a district with St. John Neu- Jan. 13 Evangelical
mann, Community School of Christian (Home @ 6
Naples, Canterbury, Evangelical P.m.)
Christian and Southwest Florida Jan. 16 St. John Neu-
Christian. mann (Away @ 6 p.m.)
Community School of Naples Jan. 2 ( Community
(ranked No. 2 in Class 2A, accord- Jan. 20 Community
High School Girls Basketball Poll) @ 5:30 p.m.)
and St. John Neumann (No. 5 in Jan. 22 Southwest Flor- The Moore Haven Basketball Team is
a recent AP Class 2A girls basket- ida Christian (Away @ 6
ball poll) are expected to be the p.m.)
top two teams going into next Jan. 23 Bishop Verot
month's district tournament. (Home @ 7 p.m.)
But Moore Haven's girls team Jan. 28 -Pahokee (Home
will be content with finishing @ 7 p.m.) SENIOR
third in its district, something Pio NIGHT
considers a realistic possibility. Jan. 29 Clewiston
"We have a fairly young team, (Away @ 7 p.m.)
so inconsistent at times," Pio Feb. 2-7 District 12-2Aet
said. Tournament @ South-
"We just hope to finish our west Florida Christian
season strong at a chance to High School
make it to the district champion- l
ship game." MOOre Haven Terriers otecting the hea
Pio is hoping that Moore Ha- Rigorous Focus on
ven will draw St. John Neumann Head Coach: Wayne Reese and
in the district semis. (20th and final season)
It's easy to see why; since the Last season's final record:
Terriers lost by 40. points to Com- 2-16 (did not finish regular sea-
munity School of Naples (63-23) son) J
in last season's District 12-2A Current record as of today:
semifinal matchup. 1-4 (1-3 in District 12-2A play)
Community School of Naples Roster: Keivon Bell (sopho-
is the defending District 12-2A more), Elazarus Blackmon (se-
champions, while St. John Neu- nior), Donte Carswell (junior),
mann was the district runner-up Sam Cooper Jr. (junior), Xavier
for the girls. Fagan (senior), Pierre Gadson
In both the boys and girls dis- (senior), Fred Hall (junior), Terry
trict tournaments the boys Dis- Halback (freshman), Josh Pat-
trict 12-2A teams are the same as person (fuior), eonte White-
the girls the top two seeds get a person ( or, Keonte White
first-roundbye. o:r e), Cmmu ni
Inthers opening round, the No* .t a n)
3seed faces the No. 6 seed, while Seani he1e:
the other first round matchup will Nov. 25 Canterbury (L,
feature a No. 4-No. 5 seed pair- 37-48)
ing. Dec. 3 Seacrest (L, 50- NOTICE 0
Hopefully, both Moore Haven 63)
teams will finish the regular sea- Dec. 9 Evangelical Notice is hereby given the
son strong and make a surpris- Christian (L, 34-62)
ing run in their respective district Dec. 10 St. John Neu- Hendry County Board of
tournaments. mann (L, 46-69) 2009, 5:05 p.m., City of
Here's the rosters and sched- Dec. 17- Southwest Flor-
ules for Moore Haven's boys and ida Christian (W, 54-34) W Ventura Ave, Clewiston
girls teams: Jan. 6 Community
Moore Haven Lady 'School of Naples (Home The purpose of the hearin
@ 7 p.m.)
Terriers Jan. 8 Sarasota Chris- nance amending the Ca
Head Coach: Chad Pio (sec- tian (Home @ 6 p.m.) Hendry County Comprel
ond season) ( Jan. 9 Seacrest (Away
Assistants: Jera Pio (first @ 7:30 p.m.) make the plan financially
season), Shantell Morris (second Jan. 13 Evangelical lOWS:
season) (Home @ 7:30 p.m.)
Last season's final record: Jan. 16 St. John Neu-
5-15 (lost in District 12-2A semi- mann (Away @ 7:30, ORD
finals to Community School of p.m.)
Naples, 63-23) Jan. 20 Community
Current record as of today: School of Naples (Away AN ORDINANCE OF THI
3-7 (2-3 in District 12-2A play) @ 7 p.m.) ERS OF HENDRY COUNT
Roster: Monica Chandler Jan. 22 Southwest Flor- ERS OF HENDRY COUN
(eighth grade), Anissa Cooper ida Christian (Away @ COUNTY COMPREHENS
(sophomore), Cortasia Ford (se- 7:30 p.m.)
nior), Jaleesa Gadson (senior), 7 J AMENDED, BY SPECIF
Katedra Gadson (freshman), Jan. m27 vergladesLEME
Heidi Gonzalez (seventh grade), (Away @ 4 p.m.) IMPM M
Janet Gonzalez (senior), J'Shatai Jan. 29 Okeechobee LY FEASIBLE 5-YEAR S
Hughes (eighth grader), Natalie (Home @ 6 p.m.)
Leavy (seventh grade), KaNeidra Jan. '30 Canterbury ABILITY, CONFLICT, SCR
McPherson (eighth grade), (Home @ 6 p.m.) SE- TIVE DATE.
Ashanti Shepherd (senior) NIOR NIGHT
Season schedule: Feb. 6 Okeechobee
Nov. 17 Okeechobee (L, / (Away @ 6 p.m) All interested parties are
42-68) Feb. 10-14 District 12- and written comments wi
Nov. 19 Bishop Verot (L, 2A Tournament @ St.
14-65) John Neumann in Naples amendment is available
Nov. 24 Gateway Char- Staff Writer Na Tobias can b Planning and Zning De
ter (L, 32-55) reached at ntobias@n'ewszap.com. Planning and Zoning Del


Hendry County Speedway


announces 2008 point winners


Hendry County Speedway,
Clewiston, is pleased to announce
the 2008 point winners in each
class of drivers. We are proud of
each and every one of our drivers
and are happy to recognize their
success this year. We wish them
all continued success and look
forward to seeing them again
next racing season.
Street Stock Winners
1st Place- Jerry Ferrell of
Okeechobee, Fla.
2nd Place- Tommy Hill of
Clewiston, Fla.
3rd Place Jesse Brown of
Clewiston, Fla.
John Wilson of Okeechobee,
Fla.


Pure Stock Winners
1st Place Brian Morgan of
Okeechobee, Fla.
2nd Place Mary Cordis of
Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
3rd Place Travis Drapel of La-
belle, Fla.
Mini Stock Winners
1st Place Christian Augspurg-
er of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
2nd Place Heath Walker of
West Palm Beach, Fla.
3rd Place Devlin Dellechiaie
of Jensen Beach, Fla.
Mini Modified Winners
1st Place Ron Dubeau of
Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
2nd Place Wayne Hildebrand
of Okeechobee, Fla.


3rd Place Jason Intoppa of
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Sportsman/Limited Late Model
Winners
1st Place Tim Powers of
Okeechobee, Fla.
2nd Place Bob Steinmetz of
Naples, Fla.
3rd Place Joe Henke of Na-
ples, Fla.
Bomber Winners
1st Place J. R. Fitch of Vero
Beach, Fla.
2nd Place Scotty, Kay, Jr. of
Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
3rd Place Phil Peterson of
Hialeah, Fla.


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F PUBLIC HEARING
at a public, hearing will be held by the
County Commissioners on January 13,
Clewiston, Commission Chambers, 115
, Florida.

.g is to consider the adoption of an ordi-
apital Improvements Element of the
pensive Plan by including updates to
feasible. The Ordinance title is as fol-



)INANCE 09-

E BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
"Y, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY
SIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, AS
FICALLY AMENDING THE CAPITAL
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CHEDULE; PROVIDING FOR SEVER-
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invited to appear and be heard. Oral
11 be accepted. A copy of the proposed
for inspection at the Hendry County
apartment, 165 S. Lee St., La Belle, FL
0 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through
o the Board of County Commissioners'
Ave., La Belle, FL between the hours of
Monday through Friday.
Appeal any decision made by the Board
r considered at such meeting or hearing,
rd of the proceedings and, for such pur-
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
ich record includes the testimony and
appeal is to be based.

to these documents should be directed
ing Department, either by phone (863-
o@hendryfla.net),
0, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax (863-


et B. Taylor, Chair
oard of County Commissioners


between the hours of 8:0(
Friday, and at the Clerk t
office, 25 E. Hickpochee .
8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.,
1OIf a person decides to
with respect to any matter
he or she will need a record
pose, he or she may need
proceedings is made, wh
evidence upon which the

Any questions pertaining
to the Planning and Zoni
675-5240), email (vcauter
U. S. mail (P O. Box 234
675-5317).

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CHRISTMAS SURPRISE: Last night, I heard strange noises outside
and upon investigation I was pleasantly surprised with a flatbed trailer
full of Clewiston High School students belting out Christmas carols for
my family. With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it really warmed
my heart to know that their were so many students, and their teacher-
chaperones, who thought so much of their community to use their per-
sonal time to spread Christmas joy. It was better than any present you
could have wrapped up and put under a tree. God Bless those students
and the their teachers. Thank you so much for such a wonderful Christ-
mas memory.
CITIZEN'S OPINION: I look forward to Steve getting to work he has
a full plate and I am confident he will make a great sheriff and enhance
the image of hendry county sheriffs office.
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Submitted to INI

Christmas spirit
Scott Martin took his son's, Jacob and Reed, along for a
ride. They were seen in last week's Christmas boat parade
held at Roland and Mary Ann's Martin's Marina and Resort
in a nicely decorated airboat.


Local Weather Forecast
Weather Forcast for Hendry County and surrounding areas from
the National Weather Service.
-- Clewiston and surrounding areas:
New Year's Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with
a north wind 15 to 17 mph becoming east. Winds could gust as high
as 26 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Windy, with
a east wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Extended Forecast:
Friday: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.
Breezy, with a south wind between 16 and 18 mph, with gusts as high
as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 66. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as
high as 23 mph.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 73. Southwest wind between 9 and 11 mph.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 65.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 74.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Monday: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 75.
Chance of precipitation is 10%.


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Health Dept. announces new director


The Hendry and Glades Coun-
ty Health
Departments
would like
to announce
the appoint-
ment ,of Bri-
an Prowant
as Director of
Environmen-
tal Services
effective Dec. Brian Prowant.
26.
"Brian has
11 years of experience in Environ-
mental Health, serving both Hen-


dry and Glades Counties most of
his tenure. Brian resides in Glades
County and has consistently
shown leadership during the chal-
lenges that have been presented
our Health Departments. Whether
it's hurricanes, staffing, or Public
Health issues, Brian "steps up to
the plate" to problem-solve with
his colleagues. We are fortunate
to have Brian as part of the Lead-
ership Team!" said Administrator
Patricia K. Dobbins, M.S., R.N.
Upon accepting the position,
Brian Prowant said, "I look for-
ward to continuing my services


with Environmental Health and
working with the dedicated staff
in my department. I am also ready
to deal with the unique challenges
of our rural communities in Hen-
dry and Glades Counties."
Brian is a native Floridian and
has lived in Glades County for 16
years. Brian holds a double major-
Bachelor of Science Degree from
the University of Florida; one in
Environmental Management in
Agriculture and the other in Soil
and Water Science. He first began
his role in Environmental Health
in Lee County, where he served


as an Environmental Specialist,
and then transferred to Hendry
and Glades County continuing his
work in Environmental Health.
Brian is a member of the Glades
County Youth and Livestock, the
Student Advisory Committee at
.Moore Haven Elementary School,
and attends the First United Meth-
odist Church of Moore Haven. He
is married to wife, Susan, has one
son, Brice, and a daughter to be
born in February.


Clubs and organizations


GED testing dates
The Clewiston Adult School
will be offering GED testing Jan.
26, 27, and 28. Pre-registration is
required. If you have any ques-
tion please contact the Clewiston
Adult School at 863-983-1511 for
more info. Thank you for your
time and consideration.

Classes offered at
Adult School
We will be offering another
substitute teacher, computer
class, and a conversation spanish
the second week of January. Sign
up at the Clewiston Adult School.
If you have any question please
contact the Clewiston Adult
School at 863-983-1511 for more
information.

Youth ball registration
Baseball and softball registra-
tion will be held at the Clewiston
Youth Center Monday thru Friday
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Febru-
ary or further notice.

Installation Ceremony
The County Commissioners
and newly Re-Elected County


Officials of Glades County will
hold their Installation Ceremony
on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Doyle
Conner Center at 7 p.m. County
Commissioners Butch Jones; Dis-
trict 1, Paul Beck; District 3, and
Bob Giesler; District 5, along with
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon, Clerk
of Courts Joe Flint, Property Ap-
praiser Larry Luckey, Tax Collec-
tor Gail Jones, and Supervisor of
Elections Holly Whiddon will be
sworn into office. Everyone is
cordially invited to attend.

AA. and NA. Meetings
A.A. and N.A. meetings are
being held regularly on Mondays
and Thursdays 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.

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.

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with an electronic e-subscription.
These subscriptions are available
by themselves (for those looking
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The Clewistofi News will do-
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1188

Volunteer
opportunities
Hope Hospice and Communi-
ty Services seeks opportunities to
speak to civic groups, clubs and
churches about services provided
and Volunteer opportunities.
Speaker topics include:
*Volunteering for Good
Health
S25 ways to Support Someone
Facing a Serious Illness
*Advance Directives
*Hospice 101 and Volunteer-
ing
Volunteer opportunities
include:
*Providing companionship to
patients
*Driving patients to the doctor,
store and taking them on errands
*Spanish speaking volunteers
to talk to people in the language
they are most comfortable with
*Volunteers to sit with chil-
dren so family can visit
For more information, call
Jean Best at 863-983-7771.


General News and Information


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 offices
in Clewiston and LaBelle are
open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday ithru 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.

Addiction recovery
help
Narconon reminds parents
that during the summer months,
children are more apt to ,let bore-
dom set in and drugs and alcohol
can work into their lives. To help
,your child this summer, learn to
recognize the signs of drug and
alcohol addiction and get the help
they need.
If you or someone you know
is struggling with an addiction,
call Narconon. Narconon offers
free addiction counseling, assess-
ments, and referrals to rehabilita-
tion.centers nationwide by calling
1-800-468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com.

Stop the violence
services available
The Hendryand Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety
by providing services, referrals
and education relating to the af-
fects of domestic/sexual violence
in our community.
The meetings rotate between
LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore Ha-
ven. To get involved in the council
or for information about meeting
dates and times, please call Abuse
Council and Treatment, Inc.'s Ru-
ral Extension (REACT): 863-674-
1811, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. to
speak with an advocate.


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The Mayaimis who
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By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The man walked stealthily, as
a shadow in the night, leaving no
clue of his presence or passage.
He became an apparition, a wisp
of smoke that the casual observer
saw, but didn't see.
Centuries of woodcraft lore
was engrained in the mahogany
figure that now paused at the
edge of the hammock.
Moving slowly and carefully,
he inched and slithered his way
into the hammock until a large
water oak loomed over his head.
He rose slowly into the em-
bracing mist that shrouded his
body, making him invisible to the
watchful eyes that peered down
from the lofty tops of the oak
tree.
The bow was held firmly in
one hand, while sinewy fingers
grasped the notched arrow and
pulled the bow string back to the
hunters check.
In a single fluid motion, the
hunter aimed and released the
arrow.
The arrow sped quietly from
the bows embrace to the hunter's
quarry.
The silence of the early morn-
ing was broken by a surprised yip
as the arrow shaft drove through
flesh and bone.
The silhouette of a large turkey
fluttered, before falling earthward
to the awaiting hunter.
This tale reflects the life of a
Mayaimis hunter, whose life was
dependant on nature's bounty.
It's time to take "A Walk in The
Past" and learn about the cuisine
those early, Glades County neigh-
bors enjoyed at Fort Center and
some of the tools they used for


food gathering.
Our ole friend, Fontanendo, a
Spanish slave to the Calusa, said
the trout (bass) on Lake Mayai-
mis were huge, but that is old his-
tory to us.
He wrote that the Mayaimis
Indians preferred meat and birds
above the other foods found on
Lake Okeechobee.
A particular mound site at Fort
Center confirmed Fontanedo's
memoirs.
Archeologist, William Sears,
said the Mayaimis at the Fort Cen-
ter site ate well.
He and his team of archeolo-
gists found tremendous quanti-
ties of turkey, deer, fish, and turtle
bones at one mound.
Mr. Sears noticed that the turtle
shells had marks and scars, which
raised an interesting question for
Mr. Sears.
Did the Mayaimis Indians build
turtle pens and keep captive tur-
tles?
The Mayaimis Indians and oth-
er Indian nations living in south
Florida ate a lot of deer venison.
It is interesting that the early
Spanish journals on south Flor-
ida excludes buckskins, a soft,
tanned, deer skin used for cloth-
ing.
South Florida Indians made
various tools from deer bones,
but apparently did not use the
deer hides for clothing.


The warm, tropical Florida
climate dictated little clothing
and the wet environment prob-
ably caused havoc with leather,
so only plant fibers were used for
clothing.
The Mayaimis living at the
Fort Center site enjoyed seasonal
fruits: fox grapes, hog plums, pal-
metto berries, elderberries and
persimmons were some of the
seasonal fruits.
I have dined on these fruits
and some are very tasty, but pal-
metto berries failed to pass my
palate standards.
Eating palmetto berries require
an acquired taste and no doubt
the early Florida Indians started
acquiring that taste from youth.
The palmetto berry provided
not only nutrition for the Indians,
but medical remedies.
Spaniards noticed and wrote
in their memoirs that older, male
Indians used the berries to treat
their male prostate ills.
Spaniards started shipping the
berries home in the 1600s, to treat
men with enlarged prostates.
Mr. Sears found ancient, maize
(corn) pollen in human coprolite
(fossil feces) samples and at dif-
ferent mound sites.
One site was within the "Sun
Circle," a quarter mile circle with
ditched embankments.
Analyzes were ran on the
maize pollen collected inside the


Sun Circle and test results proved
the grains came from ancient
maize and not later hybrid variet-
ies.
It is Mr. Sear's conclusion that
corn was raised at some of the
Fort Center mound sites as part of
the inhabitant's diet.
Various tools used by the in-
habitants for food gathering was
found in the mounds; Whelk
shells with drilled holes were
used as hoes for digging. Wood-
en bowls for food.
STo double ended wooden
pestles for grinding foods. An
identical pestle was found at the
Chosen mound.
Plummets (weights) made of
shell or stone.
Wooden floats were attached
to the top of a fish net, while
plummets were attached to the
bottom, holding the net vertical in
the water.
There will be more Tall Tales
about the Mayaimis Indian town
at Fort Center in next week's edi-
tion of "A Walk in The Past."
This article can come alive for
you and your families on January
10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission host a
grand opening at Fort Center.
The fort site is located close to
Lake Port on S.R. 78.
Everyone is invited and the ac-
tivities are free.


INI/Jose Zaragoza


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Activities will include: swamp
buggy hayrides, presentation on
Fort Center history, music, ar-
chery, live reptile displays, and
hands-on lessons in native craft.
Please bring old photos of
Fisheating Creek and share your
stories about the creek with the
Clewiston Museum at Fort Cen-
ter's grand opening.
Take a moment to stop by the
Clewiston Museum booth and tell
your "Tall Tales."
I hope you have enjoyed this
story. 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
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday.
Butch Wilson is the Clewiston Mu-
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Grace Fellowship
A Church for All Nations -
Belle Glade Campus, located in
the Goodwill Shopping Plaza at
233 Avenue A & B in Belle Glade,
announces it Women's Ministry
Summit 2009, "There is no issue
that Christ can't heal," Friday, Jan.
2, 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 3, 9
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mini-sessions are designed to
teach and minister (from bibli-
cal yet practical perspectives) to
women who have experienced or
are experiencing issues of life.
Summit participation is free to
the public.
To register contact: Lawanda
Harper at 561-924-3126 or lawan-
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New Years New leaf
revival at First Chris-
tian
First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco, will be having a Re-
vival, Jan. 2 to Jan. 4, 7 p.m. The
Evangelist for the Revival will be


Tom Weaver of Rock Solid Minis-
tries. Tom has held two previous
Revivals for the church and was
well received. J. D. Miller, Produc-
er-Writer of Versailles, Ky., will be
the Pianist. J. D. is a master pia-
nist has has produced recordings
for some of the most well-known
Gospel Singers.
He traveled with Bill and Gloria
Gaither and co-wrote music with
them. Jackie Miller, local Minis-
ter, will lead the singing. "The
Bowdens" from Ky. and com-
posed of three teens and one pre-
teen, will be the "Special Singers!"
Services will be held each evening
at 7 p.m. and Sunday morning at
11 a.m. The Revival Team will
also Kick-Off Worship Services
at "The Glades" on Sunday, Jan.
4 at 9 a.m. "The Glades Resort"
is located on Route 80 between
Clewiston and Labelle. Jackie
.Miller, Minister of First Christian
extends a cordial invitation for ev-
eryone to attend.

Clewiston Church of
God Service Times


announced
The Clewiston Church of Christ
would like to announce their reg-
ular service times to the public
and invite anyone interested in
attending. Sunday Bible Class will
begin at 10 a:m.; Sunday Worship
begins at 11 a.m.; Sunday Eve-
ning 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 informa-
tion please call 863-983-8822.

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at Calvary Baptist
Church
The youth of Calvary Baptist
Church are having a Rummage/
bake sale every Saturday morning
from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The church is located at 1075
Davidson Rd. Hookers Point. in
Clewiston. We are raising funds
for a youth seminar in January.
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Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
GiveAway 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
o90 Numbers 160



DOG black & brown female,
5 Ibs, spayed, vic of Country
Meadows, needs medica-
tion. (863)675-3381
LOST: CHIHUAHUA Female,
spade, in Tropicana MHP in
Clewiston, black/brown.
REWARD! 561-902-7156
SHIH TZU/MALTESE male,
white, tan patches on body
and tan/black on ears, vic of
Belmont area in LaBelle
(863)675-2762/ 675-0761
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand,
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!



CATS Free to a good home.
2 Beautiful cats. Neutered
and shots current. Leave a
message if no answer.
(863)467-4994
DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RE-
CEIVE $1000 GROCERY
COUPON UNITED BREAST
CANCER FOUNDATION Free
Mammograms, Breast Can-
cer Info www.ubcf.info FREE
Towing, Tax Deductible,
Non-Runners Accepted,
(888)468-5964.
FREE CUR dog Female 11/2
yr. cur dog. Needs lots of
room to run. Good with kids.
(863)634-4766
FREE T GOOD HOME-Male-
Shorf hair mix, needs a yard
to run, about 10 months
old.(863)467-0222
SHED 1977, metal, 810 sq.
ft., to be removed from lot,
can be reassembled or sold
for scrap. (561)697-1821


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CELLULAR
CUSTOMER SERVICE
& SALES
(1) Full-time, (1) Part-time
for MetroPCS cell phone
sales and customerservice.
$8.00 hr+ with experience.
Saturday. Spanish speakers
encouraged to apply.
Glades Metro Connection
417 NW 16th St.
Belle Glade.
Call (561)633-1700
for an interview.
F/T/& P/T TELLERS
Everglades Federal Credit Un-
ion is now accepting appli-
cations for F/T & P/T Tellers.
Must have cash handling ex-
perience. Previous teller ex-
perience and bilingual A+.
Applications available at Ever-
glades Federal Credit Union,
1099 W. Ventura Ave., Cle-
wiston, FL 33440.
POLICE DISPATCHER
Seminole Police Department is
looking for a Police Dispatch-
er. Experience preferred, need
High School diploma or GED.
Must be at least 19 years of
age. Starting pay $34,485.
Please call 954-967-8900



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Business ::
Opportunities^ 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


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Employment Preference
The Tribal Council gives preference In all of its 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 other
members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who meet the job requirements.
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garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classifieds and make
your clean up a breeze!


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




DELIVER OUR
PRECIOUS CARGO:
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks-when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


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


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 Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 5651
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585>
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics i95
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 60c5
Furniture 610
Furs 6 15
Health & Reducing
Equip meant mn620
Heating Equipment/
Suppliesu 625'
Household Items 630
Limps/Lights 640
Medicatiltems 650i isl





















(3)6 -137
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photograhiy 675
Plumbing upplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Squipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740




CONDENSER UNIT 2 1/2 ton -
2005 Trane 2.5 ton con-
denser I can install for $200
$850. (863)673-0920


LARGE ANTIQUE Coffee Table
$250. One small antique end
table $50. (863)763-5501
SINGER SEWING machine -
Singer sewing machine with
cabinet/table. good condi-
tion. $100. (863)467-5299


DRYER, MAYTAG Electric,
good condition, $50.
772) 971-9474
FRIDGIDARE- Side by side re-
frigerator, Ice/water in door,
white, 26 cubic ft, works
great $100 (863)763-7983
KITCHEN-AID WASHER and
Dryer Almond color good
condition; electric; will sell
together or seperate $175.
(863)763-1377


MICROWAVE goldstar $12.
(863)467-4567
STOVE Ge white electric
stove very good condition.
$125. (239)935-9601
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$100 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778






HORSE TROUGH Rubber-
maid 50 Gallon. $40/firm.
(863)675-1138 LaBelle .


MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle engine. Cost $900 ask-
ing $400 (863)467-4551
THREE WHEELED bicycle -
$75. (863)467-4567
THREE WHEELER three
wheel bicycle fair condition
$65. (863)467-9040



"BUILDING SALE!"..."ROCK
BOTTOM PRICES" BEAT
NEXT INCREASE. 25X40
$5,190. 30X50 $6,390.
35X60 $8,990. 40X60
$12,700. 60X100 $33,600.
MANY OTHERS! Pioneer
Steel. (800)372-8053.



PLASTIC CULVERT 30 inch
by 20ft. cash $450.
(863)634-2303


STORKCRAFT ASPEN BABY
CRIB -
3 in 1 crib with drawer & mat-
tress $100 (863)763-7983


FOOTBALL CARDS
3000+cards variety of years
great gift. $75.
(863)634-2131
THREE MCDONALDS Train
Sets, Still in boxes, asking
$150. Also 20 Piece Teapot
collection $250
(863)763-5501



DELL LAPTOP INSPIRON
1521 1 YR OLD, SPRING
GREEN $450/or best offer.
(863)634-0272


WOOD LATHE 38 inch rail,
cut diameter 12" some tools
$75. (863)234-1344
(863)612-9233


BRAND NEW Sleeper Sofa -
Pottery Barn style tan/blue
linen stripesI $400/or best
offer. (863)357-5773
CHAICHAIHAIR & Christmias
houses chair seats 2 peo-
ple easy, good cond
100.00 obo. 10 christmas
houses w/ alot of acc.
$40.00 obo. $140/or best
offer. (863)357-2816
(863)447-0965
COMPUTER ARMOIRE Wrap
around doors with lots of
storage. LaBelle $35.
(863)517-1663
DARK BLUE courderoy lazy
boy recliner-2 yearsold,Ex-
celent shape $125.
(863)675-1999


011tRoof'


Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC1325950


I Roofing


Full time ER/CCU Nurse Manager
5 plus yrs clinical exp req. Must also have 3 yrs of ER/CCU skill
competencies with one year of mgmt exp pref. Must possess a valid
FL RN license. ACLS and PALS ret,
Full time ARNP (Hendry Regional Cardiology)
Must possess a valid FL ARNP license. 2+ yrs exp in a family/pedi-
atric/urgent care setting pref. Must possess excellent communication
skills to interact with patients, staff, and the community.
Full time Laboratory Manager
Must have a min of5 yrs exp and FL licensure as a Clinical Supervisor in the
areas of Chemistry, Hematology, Serology, Immunohematology, and
Microbiology Previous mgmt exp pref. Must also possess excellent customer
services skills to interact with patients, staff, aqd visitors.
Full time Administrative/Data Support Asst (Quality)
Previous exp in an office setting pref. Must have exp with MS Office
apps. Must possess excellent organizational, customer service and
communication skills.
Part time ER Registration Clerk (Sat/Sun 7pm 7am)
2 yrs exp in a healthcare related field pref. Must have strong customer
service skills and the ability to engage in public contact work with
patients and co-workers.
Full time Department Secretary (Human Resources)
Previous exp in an office setting preferred. Must have exp with MS
Office applications. Must be conscientious of the confidential nature
of personnel information and possess excellent written, verbal, and
organizational skills.
Full time HIM Supervisor
RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp or RHIT with three+ yrs sup
exp. Must demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-CM
Classification system and DRG methodology. Must have the
ability to use computerized medical record abstract and
encoder, and possess good technical skills.
Full time Registered Nurse
(Openings for Med/Surg/ER/CCU)
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I y. exp in area of expertise.
Full time Radlographer/Mammographer
Must be ARRT registered and licensed as a Radiologic
Technologist in Florida
Full time LPN (HFCC)
Candidate must possess a valid Florida LPN license
www.hendryregionalorg
Fax resume to: 863-Y83-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 1, 2009


DINING ROOM table, 4 arm-
cfairs & buffet Excellent
cond. must sell $250/or
best offer. (863)677-1208
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
for 32" TV All wood, storage
drawers/glass door, $200
(863)357-4532
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
storage space,draw-
er,shelves.LaBelle $30.
(863)517-1663
LG. BUNK bed/dresser/desk -
Exc. cond. Rarely Used. Pd
1200 $700/or best offer.
(863)532-0257
SOFA BED Berkline queen
newly re-upholstered.
$200/or best offer.
(863)467-0164
TRIPLE DRESSER White
French Provincial $75.
(863)675-2145



BLUE FOX Fur size 8,cleaned
& conditioned, paid $1000
call after 6 $600/tirm.
(863)763-0141



GOLF CLUBS 4 sets, 1 left
handed, metal woods, irons,
putter, bag, balls, $390 will
sell sep. (863)946-3123


7MM MAUSER Carbine Bolt
Action Military Sporterized
Rifle, Ft. Pierce $200.
(772)461-8822
M1A RIFLE Springfield 'Ar-
mory M1A. Never fired pre-
ban. $1600/neg.
(863)673-3893
SHOT GUN Browning, A2000
12 gage mag., Automatic.
Like new. Only shot 2x's.
$340 (863)612-1211



AB LOUNGE Excellent condi-
tion, no dvd $60.
(863)675-1999 -
BOWFLEX ULTIMATE EX-
CELLENT CONDITION. LO-
CATED IN OKEECHOBEE.
MANUALS INCLUDED.
$1000. (863)634-0099



OUTDOOR. FURNITURE-
Portable sinks $295,Bench-
es, Amoires & Antique piec-
es.(863)467-4650



BLUE ELECTRIC Recliner lift
chair $350. Great
shape.(863)697-0143
Feeling Anxious About The
Future? Buy and read Dianet-
ics by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price: $20.00. Order Now.
Free Shipping. www.Diane-
ticsTampa.org or Call
(813)872-0722.



AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career.FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Housing
available. CALL Aviation In-
stitute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.
BRAND NEW-* 2 sheets of
foam rubber in plastic
3x55x78 $50. Each
(863)763-8761
MASSAGER Brookstone, 5
spds. of intensity. Adaptor
for auto use. Like new. $40
(863)763-7609 Okee
NEW WELDE champion
10,000v 12hp Koler motor
$2,700 (863) 840-0505
NOW AVAILABLE 2009 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAYI REF
#FL08.


STAINLESS STEEL prop -
Used QuickSilver, 23 pitch,
off of 135HP Merc. $125/or
best.offer. (863)634-9339
TANK -100-250 gallon, it had
potato defoamer in it. It is
non hazardus. $100/or best
offer. (863)634-9339
WOOLEY SHED -14 X 22 A/C
Auto garage door, paid
$9500 will sell for $5000
Neg. (863)697-3108



FENDER FB-54 5 string ban-
jo, purchased 7/07, sell
$250 (863)357-3848


BIRD CAGE 21x32x36h steel
blue w/rolling stand. Total H
w/stand 62". great cond.
$100. (863)634-9861
KITTENS Free kittens to good
home. Calico/Females $0.
(863)634-6143
LAB MIX PUPPIES black, big
blocky heads & feet, good
temperament, $30.
(863)634-0822
LAB RETRIEVER PUPS -
Shots & Wormed. Mother
registered. 1 Black& 1 Gold-
en. $450 each. Call
863-674-0156 or
239-574-4408
PITBULL Blue, Male, 3 yrs.
old. Great guard dog. Not
good w/kids. $200 neg Good
home only. 863-634-7892



JACUZZI like new, 7' square,
cover, heater & lights, $1500
(863)675-3424



SEW MACHINE Brothers,
asking $80 (863)983-6450


COMPOUND BOW BASS RO
QUIVER,ARROWS.60
LBS.31"PULL.LIKE NEW.
$125. (863)763-4588
MOUNTED FLA WHITE TAIL
DEER HEAD w/ wooden
back, $85 (863)946-3123
PAINTBALL GUNS (2) lots of
accessories $175
(863)697-3280 or
(8630357-0500


SANYO W/REMOTE 24" Ex-
cellent condition. Has
video/game inputs. $100.
S(863)532-9634
SONY WEGA 32" High Def. TV
It's 2yrs. old. Excellent con-
dition. $350.
(863)763-1884
TELEVISION 52" Phillips & En-
ter. Center 74"Hx102"W,
holds TV, $650 for all or sell
sep (863)675-8987
Widescreen 56 inch TV and
Playstation 2 $500.
(863) 517-2189






BAND SAW 14 inch band
saw, 4 speed and spare
blades (central machinery)
$300/neg. (863)675-1138
MILLER ECONOTIC WELDING
POWER SOURCE w/tank &
flow meter & foot control,
$1200 (863)697-9704
PLASMA CUTTER Snap-On,
Y555 hi-low, new lead, extra
tips, will cut up to 1/2 inch,
$1100 (863)697-9704
PRESSURE CLEANER pres-
sure cleaner with Honda en-
~ ne. Like new condition.
200. (863)467-5299


AIR HOCKEY Table Full Size -
Like New-Played on only a
few times. Includes Every-
thingt $100. (863)357-5773



DVD RECORDER New Pana-
sonic Records, Erases &
Plays DVD's Ft. Pierce
$125. (772)461-8822


Business
'Oprunlitie 005








Thursday, January 1, 2009


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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HOT DEALS $108K Rental Incoime
*512 Del Monte $10K towards LISTED
closing costs $175K *615 W Obispo Ave 4/2 $149.9K
S 117Fo : Fr 314 W Sugarland Cir. 3/2 $165K
133 & 117 Florida Ave: Filgel:tsse waatrfront, fenced, like NEW
and xwr repair business zoned indus- 3.22 acres, 3/2 spacious MI
aial in Mxoore Haven $189K $159.9K Dog Kennel
*1119 Florida Ave. 3/1 *Snowbirds, 55+ yrs @ MI1IWC,F illy
Investment Opp. S29.9K Funfishld BeklwVilnue @ $105K
*951E Del Monte. Condo. Clean Seminole Manor 3/2 $65,)000
shte 4 the designer in y)u $140)K *Lease/Option M I $99k
*2 Houses Northside $150K Ridgdill S/D Beautiful
*2 Acres w/house Flaghole $165k -421 E Del Monte, 1.14 acs
Duplex1 C e B k Executive Horme $249,90()
*Duplex i createe k Beautiful Home w/nool on


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farin Equ'ipment 805'
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815

Farm Services
-.o
Farm Supplies/ 8
Services Wanted 830












sade- I ne tiaes for, Xms
FertiLoaded wizer 83silver never
bHorses e p 840f
Landscapingl s
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Suppan leather. Wlies 860
Seeds/Plants/ -
Flowers 865




MARE- 10 years old, good
with kids. $600 OBO/neg.
(863)634-9384
NEW SILVER western show
saddle In timeBfor Xmas.
Loaded with silver never
been on a horse. perfect for
local shows. 16" seat medi-
um tan leather. Will make a
great 1st. show saddle. Call
after 5:30 pm or leave mes-
sage before & I will return
your call $1000/neg.
(863)634-1111
SADDLE -15" Brown Circle Y
trail/pleasure. Almost new
w/pad & complete tack.
$850.(863)634-9861
WESTERN SADDLE 16" Like
new, have pics. Contact
Sueann $400/neg.
(863)763-2169



CHIPPER SHREDDER good
condition, extra drum and
blades $350/or best offer.









Okeechobee Livestock
(863)234-1344



CATTLE OILER $15
(863)675-0349
FOR SALE-GORGEOUS PAINT
MARE, Quality mini horses
and Fancy chickens/Geese,
Boer Goats (863) 447-0284
Okeechobee Livestock
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127


Rentals

i RENT

Apartments 90,5
Business Places 910
Commercial
P property 915
Condos/ :;:
ownhouses Ftent920
arm Property-92
R ent 925

Resort Property -
Rent 9451
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space .
Rent 960Q




CLEWISTON 1BR Efficiency.
Furnished. All utilities paid.
No pets. $700 mo. + sec.
dep. (863)983-3151


Bank Foreclosures! 4 Br
$25,000! Only $225/Mo! 3
Br $12,500! Only $199/Mo!
5% down 15 years @ 8%
apr. for listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5669.



INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP -
4000 sq ff, w/offices, all
new, $1750/mo
(863)675-3424



Bass Capital Townhouse -
2br/2ba, fully furn., yearly or
seasonal, walking distance
to lake. (863)983-5260
BRAND NEW TOWNHOMES
For rent w/ option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br,
2tba, 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. &
util. ($100 +/-). Call for more
informa-tion. 732-496-5454
CLEWISTON- Condo, furn,
2br, 2ba, corner unit w/open
view, kitch, porch tiled &
screened. Exc cond. Parking
space, community pool.
Great location, adjacent to
Lake 0 & ramp.
(352)256-9325
When doing those chores is
doing you in, its time to
look for a helper in the
classifieds.



3Br 2Ba Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mol 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
4BR, 2 bath home with 3000
square feet. Great location in
Moultrie, GA... Has lots of
upgrades... Superb neighbor-
hood! 269,900... Call Norris
Bishop Realty @
(229)890-1186.
CLEWISTON 3/1, 429 E
Trinidad, Ig. yard, $600/mo
+ $600 sec. No inside pets.
Call Tricia (863) 805-2872
CLEWISTON 3/1, garage,
327 W. Trinidad, $700/mo
+ $600 sec. No inside pets.
Call Tricia (863) 805-2872
CLEWISTON BRAND NEW
3BR, 2BA BBQ House. $850
mo. $650 dep. No pets
Avail. immed. 863-677-
0977
HOME'- 2BR/1BA, Ig. family
rm., end. porch, partially fur-
nished. (863)983-5260
MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba, All
appi, W/D, laminate floors,
arage, handicap access.
1100 mo. (863)946-3333
Your next job could be in
today's classifieds. Did
you look for it?


SINGLE MALE seeks room to
rent in the Clewiston area.
Furnished or Unfurnished.
I'm a non smoker & out on
business most of the time.
Please call (561)389-4600
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classifieds


20 acres $679k 40'x6(' HIorse Baml
*20 acre Tree Nursery Fully
Operational in Glades Co. Just
Reduced $10(),(X)0 for quick sale!
* 1701 Panama Ave $129.9 3/2
on 2.5 Acres Fully Furnished
*504S Berner Rd 3/2 w/ modler-
in-law site $254,990
*(1) Dolce Townhomes (@
Le nar's Sweet Like Villas $ 189K
*Clewiston 2BD $595/monthl
Neat & Clean
*3/2 MH on 5.0 AC on Center
Ave $199.9K Pristine
*1 mile on Hwv27 12 acs. zoned AG


*6200 Flaghole close to town in
the country I acre with 2100( sq ft
$107,9)00
*2,1 CBS 1S FL Roonm and Steel
Storage iuldiig $120i00()0
COMMERCIAL
*Vacant Commerclal .77 acre
$i75K Lopez Ave. 9nirts
*Prime Store Iroant r/parking lot
on Hwy 27 RiEDUCEI)
*Commercial Corner, Hwy 27
35)00 sq ft lildg $310,lI)0,
* Clewiston Ahimnal Clinic,
53 so. fti of oxrrwranitv $261NK


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1110 Virginia Clewiston 3/2 CBS $59,900
2490 HookeerM IY A BQeUli 5 $129,900
.88 acres getting new carpet, kitchen has brand new A/C
804 Avenue R this 2/1 overlooks The Caloosohatchee $149,900
Tough Luck Lane 2 bed 1.5 baoh mobile over 200 feel waterfront $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 rn M St $179,900
65 Miller Drive 3/2'WATERFRONT $164,000
498 41h Street 3/2 mobile remodeled $30,000
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Operating Out Of lades County
Phone: 863-946-3900
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1)3/2/2 located on Del Monte Ave. Great Location,
great curb appeal, large lot (.86 ac) $215K
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 forecA PNlD 1 located on
Corkscrew cvi' "'ii,
6)Ridgeview 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/i Bath Listed at $65K
8)Duplex 3/1 and 2/1. Currently leased @ $1,400
per month. $145K
9)Con inercia jri!ij'-,.i pft. Perfect
for warehow cr~"
10)2 BR/1 Ba Apartment for rent @ $500 per month.
First month and security
Manufactured Homes:
A)Sherwood S/D 3/2, fenced, corner lot. great
price!! $47K
B)Short Sale!! 3/2 located in Sunshine Lakes
Estates. Reduced to $109.9K
C)Tower Lakes 3/2 on Lake. Workshop and Shed.
Reduced to $90K for quick Sale
D)2 Mobile Home Lots in Hooker's Point. $20KEach
Moore Haven
l)2B3/W1.l5BA ori&$12=$70K
2)3B,2 BA CBS Home on Foxmoor St. $1675K
3)3BR/2BA Mobile Home. Corner Lot, Fenced $60K
4)2 Bedroom/1 Bath Home. Completely remodeled.
First time buyer or investor. $55K
5)2 Bedroom/l Bath Home w/guest house over-
looking the Caloosahatchee River. call for details.

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Charmaine MontWpmery (863) 233-1941 Se habh espanol
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Business Places -
,Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- S9ale 1010

Towndhoouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses.- Sale 1025
Hunting Property,1030
Investment
property Sale.,1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots -Sale 1045
Open HouseS ?|1050
OutofStatSe -
Propey-' Sale 1055
Piopert,iInspqction1 060
Real Estate Wted1065
Resort Property I -"
Sale. a 10
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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4/2 2,000 sq ft
* 14 houses to choose from
* Starting at $499 per month
800-622-2832



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

FOR SALE BY OWNER Port
LaBelle Ranchettes, 3 ac.
Many live oaks, $69,500
(863)675-3330


FOR SALE BY OWNER
Possible lease with option
to buy) 3 bdrms, 2 baths,
oak hardwood floors, Flori-
da Room (terrazzo). 2690
sq. ft. Corner lot (.43 ac.),
W. Avenida del Rio & Gua-
va. Extras: 2 full sized ad-
joining rooms (once used
as office & waiting room).
Possible office/den or
mother-in-law suite. Nice
yard w/native trees & land-
scaping. $223,900
NEGOTIABLE. Call
828-342-7415 for info
packet. Can email pic-
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MID TEIfN MTNS By Owner, 5
acres, perfect mountaintop
cabin-site w/woods. Small
stream in back of property. A
must seel $26,900. Owner
Financing (931)445-3611.
SPENCER TENN-3.9 ACRES In
Hawk's Bluff Subdivision,
Best Bluff lot available lot
154 go to www.visit-
land.com for more info.
$102.500 (561)743-2093
TENNESSEE LAND RUSHI
1+acre to 2acre homesltes,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
availablel Retirement guide
rates this area #2 in U.S.
laces to retire. Low cost of
giving, no impact fee.
(330)699-2741 or
866550-5263, Ask About
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neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
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Mobile Home -Lots 2005,
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Mobile Homes Sale 2020




LaBelle 2br, 1%ba, $600 a
mo. + $600 sec & $600 1'1
month, ref. req'd. Alter 5p or
Iv msg (239)246-5106


BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
Casa manufacturada 4/2ba
$49,000 Financiamiento ra-
pido y facil. Si tiene el torre-
no posee. Llame para mas
info 863-612-6511
ORTONA- 2/1, mobile, & lot,
$34,500 or best offer
(863)517-1603
ORTONA 3/2, '02, 28x60
Mobile, 80x100 lot, fenced,
carport, screened porch,
shed, $75,000 firm.
(863)517-1603
Replace your old mobile.
4/2ba DW only $49,900 Bad
credit, no credit, we can help
if you own your own lot. Call
for more info 863-612-6511


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVsW 3010
Jet Skiis 30155
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
'Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



BULLET 22' BASSBOAT 1997
200hp rude fast hull
80+mph needs work
$3000.(561)261-0658
LOWE PONTOON 1990, 24'
With Trailer Just reapol-
stered and new carpet.
Beautiful 88 hp Johnson
$2500 (269)876-7956
Okeechobee
LOWE PONTOON 1994 -
Large pontoons, 70hp John-
son, runs perfect $3000/or
best offer. (863)634-8007
OPEN BOW BOAT, 17 Ft. w/
Trailer. $300 FIRM
(863)763-0812



COLEMAN POP-UP 1997 -
SLEEPS 7,AC,HEAT,REFRIG
$2500/or best offer.
(863)467-0164
TRAIL-LITE BANTAM '99
Kitchen & Bathroom, 26'
w/Fold Out Ends. Asking
$4000 (863)467-0031



YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
1994 runs good trailer in-
cluded new tires on trailer
$700. (863)801-3899



TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a Ford van, bolts
on, cost $120 asking $80.
Neg (863)610-0521.


GEELY 49CC GAS SCOOTER -
low miles, New $1200 ask-
ing $ 800 (863)467-4551
GSX-R 600 2003 Black/
Chrome frame, 21,100 miles
Clean Florida title, $3000
Call Mat at 954-513-9613
HONDA SHADOW SABRE
2001 Haines pipes, saddle
bags. 11000 Miles
$5000/neg. (863)697-6054


MANCO 90 CC '04 runs
reat, looks great, low hours,
600 neg (863)228-7118
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 400
2000 Complete without
motor $250/or best offer.
(863)634-8007
POLARIS SPORTSMAN 450
2007 Runs good $4500/or
best offer. (239)464-4249
(863)675-3714
SUZUKI 500 VINSON '05 like
new, 696 miles, 4' WD,
winch, trailer, $4500 or best
offer (863)697-1771
YAMAHA VANCHIE 2000, 4
Wheeler, lots of upgraded
parts, also have spare parts.
4000 Neg. 863-781-1358
Robert



FLEETWOOD DW 2005 2/2
with florida room. Rent per
month is $750.
(863)763-1884
HOLIDAY RAMBLER 72- 27ft,
$1000 239-657-2711 (Im-
mokalee)


Automobiles







Au tomoiles, r e y4050
Auts RWantedi 4010
Classic Cars 4015



Commercial Trucks ea 40250
EquO (pent 64055
Foreign TCars 4030










ACUFORD TAURAS XL 199-4,Auto 4
167k milespower every-
thing, runs greatly $2500
OBO (863)634-4557
FORD TAURAS XL 1997 4
doors, 70,000 original miles,
one owner, everything works
great mpgll $2300/or best
offer. (863)447-0941
(863)447-0965
HONDA ACCORD 1990 -
Great on gas! Trust worthy
car. 2 doors $1200/or best
offer. (863)228-7102
Police Impounds! 95 Honda
Civic $5001 96 Toyota Cam-
ry $600 97 Honda Accord
$700! for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9275
Police Impounds for Sale! 95
Honda Civic $500! 96 VW
Jetta $600! for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271



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



BRUSH GUARD FOR FORD
F250 YEAR 2005 -
$150/neg. (863)763-6276
(863)801-5115


FORD 302 Block Bored 40
over 302 block and other
parts for it! $500.
(863)673-0920
GEO PRIZM 1992 4 Door,,5
speed, Toyota Engine, Parts
only $350. Neg
(863)634-7195 Anytime
WESTIN BLACK SIDE RAILS
FOR 4 DOOR FORD F250 -
$150/neg. (863)763-6276
(863)801-5115



CHEVROLET 2500 1989 -
Great work truck. 2nd owner
119K or. mi 4X4, cold a/c
$3000. (863)673-6819
GMC JIMMY- 1990 Full size
4x4, lift kit, big tires, runs
great. $3000 OBO
(863)763-7598
OTHER Select Fiberglass
tool box for full size pick up
A-1 condition $100.
(863)675-1690
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go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classifieds.



FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001
All power, Ice cold A/C,
Cloth interior. Runs great.
$2900 (863)763-8027
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hang your hat? Look
no, further than the
classifieds.



UTILITY TRAILER single axle
ENCLOSED 6X12 vent,
lights, side, rear doors.
$2500. (863)634-2303
UTILITY TRAILER-16 FT -2
Axel, New Tires $900 OBO
863-634-2979
WORK TRAILER heavy duty
single axle good work trailer
wood floor $150.
(863)801-3899



FORD E150 1984 V8 auto-
matic window van used as
work truck good condition
$1000. (239)935-9600


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
StatePublic -




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 08-CP-44
JUDGE: JACK LUNDY
IN RE: The Estate of
ALVIN R. PADGETT,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREITORS
The administration ofthi Estate of ALVIN
R. PADGETT, Deceased, whose date
of death was September 6, 2008, and
whose social security number Is
261-28-8966, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Glades County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which Is
500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida
33471. The name and address of the
Personal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attOmeyareset
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons .having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice Is required to be
served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF TH TR REE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS'NOTICE..
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO 1(2 YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is December 25,2008.
LINDA GOUDEY
Personal Representative
1053 Oak Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Law Office of
CASSELS & McCALL
JOHN D. CASSELS, JR.
Attorney for Personal Representative
P.O Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
(863) 763-3131
Fla Bar No.:'0261521
304291 CGS 12/25 1/1/009
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
January 2, 2009
at 9:00 a.m a.m. at 1233 NW. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property olf Isaac L. Jones:
3 refrigerators, washer, dryer, stove, TV,
3 lamps, power tools, bedroom set,
misc. recreational, household and
electronic Items
305117,SUN 1/1/09

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-000236
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN
HOME MORTGAGE ASSErS TRUST
2007-2 MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-2,
Plaintiff
vs.
CARLOS MARIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
CARLOS MARIN; UNKNOWN TENANT;
UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 22nd day of December, 2008 and en-
tered In Case No; 22-2008-CA-000236,
of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial
Circuit In and for GladesCounty, Florda,
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK' NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR
AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS
TRUST 2007-2 MORTGAGE-BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-2 Is the Plaintiff and CARLOS MA-
RIN; UNKNOWN TENANT, JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the'
Glades County Courthouse, n Moore
Haven, F a,Roa at 11:00 a.m. on the
22nd day of January, 2009, the following
descdbed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:
THE NORTH 332.80 FEET OF THE
SOUTH 1,331.20 FEET OF THE WEST
ONE-HALF OF THE EAST ONE-HALF
OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER
OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP, 42
SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS
TRACT 9 OF MUSE RANCHETTES,
UNIT A, AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK
64, PAGE 548, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who, because of their
disabllltlesoneed special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Senior Deputy Clerk
Administration whose Post Offlce Is lo-
cated at the Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112,1700 Monroe Street,
Ft. Myers, FL 33901, Telephone
(239) 335-2299 or 1 (800) 955-8771
(TOO) or 1(800) 955-8770 Via FL Re-
lay Service, no later 5 days prior to the
Court Date.
Dated this 23rd Dec., 2009.
Joe Flint
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall 0C.Watson
1800 NW 491h Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florda 33309
Telephone: (954453-0365
Facsimile: (954)771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
305274 COS 1/1,8/09
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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 thie followIng certifl-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certifcate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1870 2006 1-21-43-34-040-0000-0030 Harry Lee Preston, Jr.
Lot 3, block G, HARLEM ADDITION NO 8, PHASE ONE, according to the plat thereof
recorded In Plat Book 6, Pages 136 and 137, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
Less and except Gas, 011 and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said properly being In the County of Hendry, Slate of Florida.
Unless such cerlificalo shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certllcate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Ofice, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday In
the month ofJanuary, which Is the 8th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008.
Barbara S. Buller
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County. Florida
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CLEWISTON HOMES
*2/1 Hone on Sagamore Ave. $130.000
S3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $ 120.000
*"Short Sale"3/2 MH in Tower Likes, w/ahbove
the gound pool. Call for Details
*3/2 HH in Hendrv Isles, Corner Lot w/
Circular Drive. reduced $ 106.900
.3/2 MH in Sunshine Lakes, with Screened
Porch and Shed. reduced $ 109.900
*2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave.Each unit has
2BR/IBA. lust Reduced $224.900
* 3 8D/2BA CBS Constmto Completdy Remodeled
with Many Extrast $171,500
*"Short Sale" 3BD/2\BA on Osceola Ave. With
Pool. Asking $159.900
3 Brand New 3BR/2.5 BA Lennar Town
Homes. Call For More Details
MOORE HAVEN / IAKEPORT/LABELLE
*iust Listedl 38D/2BA MH in Vacht Club Way.
Asking 79.900
*Sportsman Paradise! 2/2 w/ Large SunRoom
addition in Moore Haven Yacht Club. $98Kl
*2/1 MH. Lakeport w/ direct Lake"O"
Access. Reduced to $109K
*Waterfront 2BD/2BA lw/ 2-Bay Boat House
Lakeport. Completely Renmodled..$249K
*Like new 3/2 CBS in Thatcher Blvd.
SHIP Eligible. $164.900
* 2/1 CBS ome on 3.5 Aces. 384 feet of Highlay
27 Frontage. Asking $125K
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lust Listedi 2/2 ClS lHome in Ancnor Landings.
l.akenort. Waterfront willt lake "0" Access.
Exceptional Value At $159,000
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*ECommercial lot on Bond St. Only $49.900
*3/2 MH on 5 Acres. asking $220.000
*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. $129.9K
S.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
2 lots. Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
I Hlighlands Co. 10, 28. & 80 AC.
I CComer lot in Lake 'lacild, Reduced $79,900
5 Acres Wooded Lot In La Deca $75,000
*Vacant lot in Harlem, asking $14,900
MONTURAFLAGHOLE
1.25 acre Lots avail. Starting at $25K
S3/2 MH on Riverside St. 1,88 acre. $105K
*Montura lot 2.5 Acres $50,000 or can
be divided $25,000 each.
*3/2 MHl in Lindero St. 1.09 Acre.
only $112.500
*3/2MH, Large wooden deck, Two Wells
and Irrigation System. Only $ 112.500
1.25 Acres Lot. Reduced $9.900
*New Custom C.B.S. 4/3 in Flaghole. with all
extras Asking $330.000
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT
-RARE OPPORTUNITY! 1.90 Acres Hivy
27 Frontage. Former Sonnys location.
SOperating medical office w/retail space.
great location only $475.000
mobile Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Home with
HI H 27 frontage lust Reduced'
*Industrial Rail/Ausiness Park CR 835. Sale or
Lease 36.000 so, f. ilding w/ loading docks. -
5600 so. It. metal building with truck bays


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-000214
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
MICHAEL M. MELLO; BUCKHEAD RIDGE
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
CHRISTINE A. BROWN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CHRISTINE A. BROWN;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL M.
MELLO; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 18th day of Nov., 2008, and en-
tered in Case No. 22-2008-
CA-000214, of the Circuit Court of the
20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades
County, Florida, wherein BENEFICIAL
FLORIDA INC. is the Plaintiff and MI-
CHAEL M. MELLO; BUCKHEAD RIDGE
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
CHRISTINE A. BROWN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CHRISTINE A. BROWN;
+ UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL M.
MELLO; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
S UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are'defendants, Iwill sellto the highest
and best bidder for cash at AT FRONT
STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF COURT-
HOUSE at the Glades County Court-
house, in Moore Haven, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 8th day of January,
2009, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment,to
wit:
ALL THAT CERTAIN LAIND SITUATED
IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ:
LOT 45 AND A PART OF LOT B. RE-
PLAT OF LOTS 'B' AND 21 THRU 33
INCLUSIVE, BUCKHEAD RIDGE SUB-
DIVISION AS SHOWN ON PLAT RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 17,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA; MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT A POINT WHERE THE
SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF LOT 45
INTERSECTS WITH THE NORTHEAST-
ERLY LINE OF LOT 6 FOR A POINT
FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; RUN
THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG
THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF LOT
B A DISTANCE OF 75.15 FEET RUN
THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY AT A 90
DEGREE ANGLE TO THAT OF THE
PRECEDING COURSE A DISTANCE OF
25 FEET, THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE
OF LOT B A DISTANCE OF 75.15
FEET, RUN THENCE NORTHWESTER-
LY AT A 90 DEGREES ANGLE TO
THAT OF THE PRECEDING COURSE A
DISTANCE OF 25 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING TOGETHER WITH A
MOBILE HOME, PERMANTENTLY AF-
FIXED ANDSITUATED THERETO,
UPON THE REAL PROPERTY DE--
SCRIBED ABOVE, TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN 1989 HIGH DOUBLE-
WIDE MOBILE HOME IDENTIFIED BY
VIN NUMBERS: FLFLJ79AO8093HP
AND FLFLJ79808093HP
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 CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing
on the following petition on January 14, 2009 at 5:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission
Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the application is consistent
with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the
Hendry County Land Development Code.

The recommendation of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners
for final consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on January 27, 2009 at 5:05 p.m. at the
Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida.

Copies of the files and information regarding the petitions are available for public inspection at the Hendry
County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed
Monday through Friday from e:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

Petition Number: RZ08-0002


Applicant:

Ordinance Title:







Location:

Property size:

Request:


Alex Perez and Mario Acevedo, represented by H.L. Bennett, P.E., PL.S.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A ZONING DISTRICT
BOUNDARY CHANGE FROM RESIDENTIAL/MEDIUM DENSITY MOBILE
HOME (RG-2M) ZONING DISTRICT TO THE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT
(PUD) ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY,
SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

4795 and 4825 West SR 80, LaBelle, FL

4.2 acres +/-

The applicant is requesting a rezone to allow a mixed use development.


Legal description of subject property:
DESCRIPTION: (O.R.B. 716, PG. 649 & O.R.B,773, PG. 1524)
LOTS 51 THROUGH 54 INCLUSIVE, HIGHWAY BUSINESS CENTER ALSO DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE
ROAD 80 AND THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST,
THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 792.2 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE EASTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 400 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLYAND AT RIGHT ANGLE TO SAID
STATE ROAD RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 446 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF OLD SEABOARD AIRLINE RAILROAD GRADE; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY AND
WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY FOLLOWING ON A 2 DEGREE CURVE A
DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 400 FEET TO A POINT SOUTHERLY AT RIGHT ANGLE
FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTHERLYA DISTANCE OF 463 FEET MORE
OR LESS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.


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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 certlfl-
cate, has filed said certifcale 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
n VYEARD


N OITPIRCSED


NAME IN
wItI'u1P hrnecocr


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.
Altof said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, he property described
In such certlflcate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Tuesday 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
302662 CGS 12/11,18,25/081/1/09
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.
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED


1494 2006 1-36-44-32-A00-0183-0000 Caminlto Fond-Rose
The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the
Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Twnship 44
Soulh, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac,
cess road over the East 30 feel thereof. SUBJECTto an easement for a drainage ca-
nal over the North 30 feet thereof. ALSO known as itact 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.sald property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certiicate 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 Bth day of January, 2009.
Dated thls,19th day of November, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302678 COS 12/11,18,25/081/1/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT JULIAN MARY ANDERSON, holder of the follow-
Ing certiicae, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon The cer-
tifcate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which i
was assessed are as follows:


CERT.
En. YEbR DESCRIPTION


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED


1624 2001 1-22-44-32-010-0049-0080 REV.JEREMIAHC. DUGGAN
Lot 8, Block 49, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to
the plat thereof recorded In Plot Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Recordsof
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oiland 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 certlllcate shall be redeemed according to law, the proirty described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's ORice, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursda
in the month of January, which is the 8th day of January, 2009.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL
Notice Is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council
will hold a meeting on Friday, January 9,2009, at 10:00 A.M., at the Hendry County
Staff Conference Room, 1st Floor, 165 S. Lee Street, Room A-118, LaBelle, Florida.
The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site Is accessible by the disabled.
If aperson decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting, heshe will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record ncludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.


Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida


305115 CB/CN 1/1/09


Request for Proposals
SOperation, Maintenance and Management of the Waste Water Facilities
CITY OF CLEWISTON
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Requests for Proposals will be received by the City of Clewiston, Florida, at the Cle-
wiston City Hall, at 115 W. Ventura Avenue up to2:00 p.m., local time, February 6,
2009, for:
Providing full service operations, maintenance and management of an
Extended Aeration Waste Water Treatment Facility.
Specifications and Contract Documents will be open for public inspection, after
January 2, 2009 during normal office hours at the office of the Utilities Director at
141 Central Avenue.
All proposals shall be addressed to the attention of Mi. Kevin McCarthy, Utilities DI-
rector, and mailed to the City of Clewiston, 115 W Ventura Av, Clewiston, Florida
33440, or may be hand-delivered to City Hall at the same address. The City is not
responsible for the U.S. Mall or private couriers In regards to mall being delivered by
the specified lime. The City wll not accept proposals transmitted by facsimile copy
or other electronic meant.
You may request a copy of the specifications of this RFP by phone by calling Mar-
yn McCorveay, City Clerk, at 863-983-1484 or by e-mail at mmccorvevclewiston-
Lv We can mail or e-mal the copy to you. A pre-submisslon conferenceand
our of the Facility will be done on January 19, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at Clewiston
Utillies, 141 Central Avenue, Clewiston, FL
305359 CN 01/01/09
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
2111 2006 3-01-43-34-010-0360-0101 Smith Properties City Walk, LLC
Lots 30 & 31, inclusive, in Block 360 of General plan of Clewiston, Florda 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.
An 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, LaBblle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in
the month Jnua whhs the 81h day of January, 2009.
Dated this 191th day of November, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302675CGS 12/11,8,25/081/1/09
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, 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


U. TAH urauninIuN WHICH ASSESSED
S 9nn, 1"99_AOql-of-f1l.n-f1Ui.fA- Of inl Bnh a .& nail Caumnnur


Dated this 1h dayof November, 2008. TheNorthwestone-quarteroftheNortheastone-quarteroftheNortheastone-quarter
of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Barbara S. Butler Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the West
Clerk of Circuit Court 30.00 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road described as fol-
Hendry County, Florida lows: A strip of land In the East one-half of said Section 22, beginning at a point on
302637 COS 12/11,18,25/081/1/09 the East boundary of said Section 22, which Is 237.38 feet South of the Northeast
corner thereof run Westerly paralleling the existing rural road and canal to a point
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE whichIs 160.00 feet South of the Northwest corner of the said East one-half of Sec-
lion 22; thence North along the West boundary line of said East one-half of Section
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, Issued in Ihe Circuit 22 to the North boundary line of said Section 22; thence along said North boundary
Court of Collier County, Florida, on the 18th day of November, 2008 In the cause lineEast to Ihe Northwest corner Section 22; thence South along the East boundary
wherein Orion Bank Is plaintiff and RIalllo Polnt Investments, LLC,,John A. Car- line of Section 22 to the said Point-of-Beglnnlng. Also known as Lt 2, Block A, PIO-
bona Russell S. Welsenberg, Donna L. Wilkerson and Thomas Randy Wilkerson NEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision.
Is defendant, being Case number 08-1643CA, In said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee Sr, as
Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and Interest of Less and except Gas, 011i and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
the defendant RIalto Polnio Investments, LLC, John A. Carbona, Russell S. Wel- Sublec to existing easements and right of ways of record,
sonberg, Donna L. Wilkerson and Thomas Randy Wllkerson, In and to the follow-
ing described property, to-wit: All of said properly being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.


Government Lot 1 and 2, of Section 4, Township 43 South, Range 29'East, Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida,
LESS AND EXCEPT:
Commencing at the Southeast corner of Block 98 City of La Belle, Section 4, Town-
ship 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence North 00 08' 14"
West (Basis for bearings is county and South Florida Flood Control District right of
way map of Canal C-43) along the East line of said Block 98, A distance of 259.10
feel to the South right of way line of the Caloosahatchee River Canal C-43 and the
point of beginning of the parcel herein described; thence North 53 20' 42" West
along said South right of way line a distance of 119 feet, more or less, to the North-
erly edge of the Old River; thence Southeasterly, along said Northerly edge, a dis-
tance of 185 feet, more or less, to the East line of said Block 98; thence North 00
08'14" West along said East line a distance of 52.00 feet, more or less, to the point
of beginning (Westerly part of Island).
LESS AND EXCEPT:
Beginning at th Southast corner of Block 98 oe City of La Belle, North 0 8' 14"
West along East line of Block 98 259.10 feet to South right of way of the Caloosa-
hatchee River Canal C-43 and Point of Beginning Southeast along the South right
of way of canal 43 to North Bank of Old Caloosahatchee River, North Westerly along
the North Bank to a point 52 feet South of the point of beginning North 52 feet to
Point of Beginning.
TOGETHER WITH Easemonl for Ingress and gross, as recorded In Official Records
Book 218, Page 1037, Public Records of Glades County, Florida.
TOGETHERWITH Perpetual access Road Easement, as recorded In Officinl Records
Book 229, Page 740, ublic Records of Glades County, Florida and Official Records
Book 685, Page 1645, Public Records of Hondry County, Florida.
And on the 22nd day of January, 2009 at the Hendry County Sherlfl's Offico, La-
Belle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible, I will oiler
for sale all the sold defendants, RIalto Pointo Investmonts, LLC, John A. Carbona,
Russell S. Welsonberg, Donna L. Wllkerson and Thomas Randy Wilkorson, right,
tlll and Interestin the aforesaid property, public auction and Will sel thesame
subIect to taxes, all prior lns, encumbrances and judgments, If any, to the highest
bidde for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to e applied as far as may b to the pay-
ment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida


By: Captain Andy Lewis


304108 CN 12/8.25/08 1/1.8/09


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 Offie, 2nd Floor,
Administrtion Wng, LaBelleFlorda, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in
the month of January, Whlch is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304742 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09
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 II was as-
sessed are as follows:

CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1366 2006 1-27-44-32-A00-0158-0000 Elna E, Rodrlguez
The South one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Northeast one-
quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27,
Twnshlp 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Sublect to an easement
or Ingress and egress and utilities over and across the East 30 eet 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 esements 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 Ofice, 2nd Floor,
Admlnistration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 AM., on the Second Tuesday In
the month of January, which Is the 8h day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008.
Barbara S. Buller
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302649 CGS 12/11,18,25/081/1/09


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LIC. REALESTATE BROKER
Ss420 E. SUGARAND HWY.
Ij :;| (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSiTE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 4/2 Osceola with a/g pool 3/2 1996 DWMH on 2.5
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent $154.9K acres in Montura fully
3/2 Hookers Point $85,000 2/1 W Circle Great first home fenced and remodeled only
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced to $129K $89,900
$190K 2/2 Condo Bass 'n Sun fur-
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres nished $123 000 RENTALS
PB County $174,900 2/2 E Ventura Ave $85 000 Call for Available Rentals
4/2 Harlem $120,000
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 MOBILE HOMES VACANT LAND
Good income $174 900 3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop Montura 1.25 acre lots
3/2/2 with pool and guest- $79,000 available Call for Listings.
house $245,000 3/2 DWMH with o/g pool 27.5 acres Pioneer
4/2 corner lot fenced yard Evercane .Rd Reduced $295,000
with shed $239,000 $165,000 11 Montura lots $12,000
3/ Pasadena with shed 3/2 DWMH Woodlands- each-
$1 9,000 reat secluded corner lot Moore Haven 5 res. lots
3/2 with pool on Ridge 134,900 $75,000
1.3 acreJ ot $318,000 3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres Moore Haven 2 res. Iots
3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 with horse-barn fully $39,900
$285,000 i fenced Montura REDUCED
3/2 Home with pool and to $84,900 COMMERCIAL
apartment- Davidson Rd to $84900 COMMERCIAL
$176,000 3/2 DWMH on lake Allen Rd 200' US 27 frontage and
3/2.5/1 Townhome $120K 100'x120' lot behind -
Lakeshore Villas $149,900 Mobile Home Park Nall's Rd $475,000
For Saleor Lease $280K Offices (4) on Deanne Duff
4/2.5 Montura Ranches Package Deal- 4 M-Homes $355,000
Home on 2.5 acres fenced and 2 vacant lots Rental Store/Warehouse on Ventura
with pool and much, much Available Call for Details $385K
morel @ 249,000 3/2 DWMH has CBS out- Warehouse (rented) + 85 stor-
3/1 W Ventura fenced building Magnolia Lane age units (some a/c) E El Paso -
yard with'shed $99,000 $79,900 Call for details.


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Notice of Annexation/Public Hearing
NO TICE I II IEREIY GIVEN that Pahloke Investments LLC has applied tlr annexation ino lllte City
oI'l'llhokc or property located at NE 28th St Sreet, Thl e City Commissionl oll lie Ci ot'lPah'ok will hiol
a public lharings Orlldilnance No. 2008-08. Ire living tilc annexatimonon Janary 13th, 2009 at 7:0(H p.m.
at th' Citr ol Italokc Old I light School Caf'teri.a, l 60 East) M.aiin StreIet

This prperty is intenldedi to lbe used 'or light industrial. 'lThe property is located East ot'lkly lItItomn Roald,
South ol'Stuckey Rotad. It is approximately 15 acres.

Cocpics oI'llte tiles anld ill trmanonti Irgard.Ii tileti( prtitiolln ;ac available6 ior pulic inspLctio II at Elle (Ciy ott
'alihokcc 'kit I lall, Otlice ofti le City Clcrk, 207 lBegionia Aveinue, indi Illay be vicweil Mondiiay through
Friday fionl 8:ll alm. to 5:iPlp.1i,

All persons wishing to be heard on this issue inay appear at said meeting, Ifa person decides to appeal any
decision made by tilhe Commission, the person should ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made. including their testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The complete legal description by metes and bounds can be obtained from the oIlice of tle city clerk.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-000164
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC,
Plaintiff
vs.
RALPH CONSTANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF RALPH CONSTANT; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 18th day of Nov., 2008, and en-
tered in Case No. 22-2008-
CA-000164, of the Circuit Court of the
20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades
County, Florida, wherein AURORA
LOAN SERVICES, LLC is the Plaintiff
and RALPH CONSTANT; UNKNOWN'
SPOUSE OF RALPH CONSTANT; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY are defendants,I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at AT FRONT STEPS, SOUTH
DOOR OF COURTHOUSE at the Glades
County Courthouse, in Moore Haven,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 8th day
of January, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth In said Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK 25, OF THE CITY OF
MOORE HAVEN, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities, need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Senior Deputy Clerk
Administration whose Post Office is lo-
cated at the Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112, 1700 MONROE
STREET, FT. MYERS,FL 33901, Tele-
phone (239) 335-2299 or 1
800) 955-8771 (TOD) or 1
800) 955-8770 Via FL Relay Service,
no later than 5 days prior to the Court
Date.
Dated this 2nd day of Dec. 2008.
Joe Flint
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
303835 CGS 12/25/081/1/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000161
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA
Plaintiff
vs.
EVELIA DOPICO A/K/A EVELIO F
DOPICO FERNANDEX, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated December 22, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 26-2008-CA-000161 of the
Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuil in and for GLADES County, Florida
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Is the
Plaintiff and EVELIO OOPICO A/KA EVE-
LIO F. DOPICO FERNANDEZ; are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE
GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 AM, on the 22nd day of January,
2009 the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment;
THE NORTH 332.80 FEET OF THE
SOUTH 1664.00 FEET OF THE EAST
ONE-HALF OF THE WEST ONE-HALF OF
THE NORHTEAST ONE-OUARTER OF
SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 8,
MUSE RANCHETTES, UNIT "B", AS RE-
CORDED IN O.R. BOOK 64, PAGE 550,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 560 NW PINE AVENUE, LABELLE,
FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest In the
surplus from the sale, If any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 23,2008
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group PL. '
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08051520 NMC-SPECFHLMC-R-
clayska
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special
accommodation to participate in
this pro-
ceeding should contact the Deputy
Court ,
Administrator whose office is located at
Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112,
1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD),
or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay
Service, not later than sevn seven (7) days
prlor to the proceeding.
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When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classifieds.


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NOTICE BY THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT OF INTENT TO LEASE LANDS
The Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District (the "Govern-
ing Board"), pursuant to Section 373.093, Florida Statutes, as amended, hereby
gives notice of its Intention to ground lease certain lands owned by the Governing
tin") pursuant to the terms and provisions of the Series 2006 Ground Lease (the
"2006 Ground Lease").'The Governing Board will be authorizing and approving the
lease of such land at its regularly scheduled meeting on February 12, 2009 at any
time after 9:00 a.m. at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. The
land to be ground leased is located in Palm Beach County and Hendry County. The
Palm Beach County land consists of two separate sites consisting of 4,500 acres
generally located approximately 20 miles south of South Bay on the east side of
U.S. Highway 27 upon which the Stormwater Treatment Area (STA") Compartment
B North buildout will be constructed and 3,000 acres generallylocated approximate-
ly 25 miles south of South Bay on the east side of U.S. Hghway 27 upon which the
STA Compartment B South buildout will be constructed. The Hendry County lnd
consists of approximately 6,400 acres generally located in the southwest corner of
Hendry County at the intersection of Palm Beach, Broward and Hendry County lines,
west o the RotenbergerWildllfe ManagementArea, approximately 25 miles south of
Clewiston, Florida upon which the STA Compartment C bulldout will be con-
structed.
GOVERNING BOARD OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
305255 CN 1/1,8,15/09
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
1251 2005 1-25-44-32-A00-0110-0000 OSCAR PALMER, JR. &
ESPERANZA PALMER
The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the
Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Secllon25, Townshlp 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 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 day of January, 2009.
Dated this 191h day of November, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302638 CGS 12/11,18,25/081/1/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, 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
517 2006 1-22-43-31-010-000A-0030 Ralph B. & Gall Seymour
The Northeast one-quarterof the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter
of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East
30.00 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road described as fol-
lows: A strip of land in the East one-half of said Section 22, beginning at a point on
the East boundary of said Section 22, which Is 237.38 feet South of the Northeast
corner thereof run Westerly paralleling the existing rural road and canal to a point
which is 160.00 feet South of the Northwest corner of the said East one-half of Sec-
lion 22; thence North along the West boundary line of said East one-half of Section
22 to the North boundary line It said Section 22 thence along said North boundary
line East to the Northwest corner of Section 22, thence South along the East boun-
dary line of Section 22 to the said point of beginning. Also known as Lot 3, Block A,
PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
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 Fifth Thursday In the
month of January, which Is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendy County, Florida
304748 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, Issued in the Circuit
Court of Collier County, Florida, on the 18th day of November, 2008 In the cause
wherein Orion Bank Is plaintiff and John A. Carbona, Russell S. Welsenherg, Don-
na L. Wilkerson, Thomas Randy Wllkerson and North River Ranch Investments Is
defendant, being Case Number 08-2642CA, in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr, as
Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and Interest of
the defendant and John A. Carbona, Russell S. Welsenberg, Donna L. Wlikerson,
Thomas Randy Wilkerson and North River Ranch Inveslmenis, In and to the fol-
lowing described property, to-wit:
A parcel of land lying and being In Section 17, Township 43 South, Range 28 East,
Hendry County, Florida, said Paxcel being more particularly described as fol-
lows:Commencng at the Southwest corner of the East one--half, of the Southwest
one-quarter, of said Section 17, Thence N 01"01'17" E, along the West line of said
fraction, 1532.71 feel to the point of beginning of the lands herein described;
Thence continue N 01"01'17" E along said Wst line, 1131.0 feet to the Northwest
corner of said East one-hall, of the Southwest one-quarter; thence S 88'55'55" E,
along the North line of the South one-half of saldsecllon 17, 2658.67 feet to the
Northeast corner of the West one-half of the Southeast one-quarer of :;ald Section
17; Thence S 00'55'57" W, along the East line of said West one-half of the South-
east one-quarter, 2330.90 feet to the Northeast corner of the South one-half of the
South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of, The Southeast one-quarter of said
Section 17; Thence N 88'56'19" W, aloog the North line of said fraction, 1330.73
leet to the Northwest corner of said fraction; Thence S 0102'01" W, along the West
line of said fraction, 283.01 feet to the North right of way line of County Road Num-
ber 78; Thence N 8856'35" W, along said righ t of way line 332.83 fee to an Inter-
section with the East line of the Southwest one-quarter, of the Southeast one-
quarter, of the Southeast -one-quarter, of the Southwest one-quarter, of said section
7; Thence N 01o02'00" E, along said East line, 283.01 feet to the Northeast corner
of said fraction; Thence N 30141'01" E, 29.79 feet; Thence N 01"02'15" E, parallel
to the East line of the Southwest one-uarter, of said Section 17, 953.20 feet;
Thence N 8931'04" W, 1145.85 feet to he West lie of the East one-half of the
Southwest one-quarter, of said Secllon 17, and the point of beginning.
The West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4, and
the Northwest 1/4, and
the West 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4,
all lying, In Section 17, Township 43 South, Range 28 East,
all lying In Hendry County, Florida,
LESS thy: East 850 feet of ihe West 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 andLLESS road
right-of-way for SR.-78, of Section 17. Township 43
South, Range 28 East.
And on the 22 day of JANUARY, 2009 at the Hendry County Sheriff's Office, LaBelle,
Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale
all the said defendant's, and John A. Carbona, Russell S. Welsenberg, Donna L
Wilkerson, Thomas Randy Wilkerson and North River Ranch' Investments, right,
title and Interest In the aforesaid property, at public auction and will sell the same,
subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and udgments, f any, to the hghes
bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as ar a may be to thepay-
ment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution.


Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chaplor 197.512 Florida Statlues
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following cerilli-
cate, has Illed said cerlillcale for a lax deed to be issued thereon. The certllicate
number, year of Issuance, description or properly and the name In which It wasas-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
825 2006 1-13-44-32-A00-0055-0100 Jesus M. Ayala
The North one-bhal of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the
Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an access road of h
West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 5605, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an un-
recorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Ofice, 2nd
Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday
in the month of January, which Is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304741 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09

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
2110 2006 3-01-43-34-010-0360-0100 Smith Propertles City Walk, LLC
Lots 32 & 33, Inclusive, In Block 360 of General plan of Clewlston, 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 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 Fourth Tuesday In
the month of November, which Is the 25th day of November, 2008.
Dated this 81h day of October, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302673 CGS 12/11,18,25/081/1/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate
numberyear of Issuance, description of property and the name In which it was as-
essed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
872 2006 1-13-44-32-AOO-0208-0100 Madelyn Balcelro
The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the
Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road of the East 30 feet thereof.
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, Stale 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 Fifth Thursday In the
month of January, which Is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 1 h day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304736 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, 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
773 2006 1-36-43-31-010-O00N-0070 Todd James, LLC
TheSoulhwesl one-quarterof the Northeast one-quarterof the Southwestone-quar-
ter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County; Florida. Also known as Tract 7, Block N, PIONEER PLANTATION, an
unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to ealsting easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, Stale 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 Ofce, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday In the
month of January, which is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304743 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, 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
389 2006 1-17-43-29-040-0000-0060 Noe. A.Cantu & Marilu G. Cantu
Lots 15,16,17,18 and the North 40 feet of Lot 19, BOOTH's SUBDIVISION, accord-
Ing to the plat thereof, recorded in the Plat Book 1, Page 21, 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 Ofice, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday In the
month of January, which Is the 291h day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10h day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304744 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certifl-
cat, hbs filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certllcate
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
602 2008 1-14-43-31-010-0000-0280 Michael J: Thompson
Lot 28, GREENWOOD FOREST UNIT NO. 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 5, Pages 123 and 124, 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 cerllitcate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certllllcale will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Offlce,.2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in tho
month of January, which Is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304746 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09 .

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 of October, 2008 in the cause where-
in Barnett Recovery Corporation is plaintiff and Dllsey Graham Is defendant, being
Case number 91-3526CA, In said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry
County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and Interest of the defendant 011-
soy Graham, in and to the following described property, to-wit: '
First Parcel
Lots 50 and 51, Block D, SUNSET PARK, a subdivision lying in the 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: Account No. 2024329-070000D0162
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 C county Florida; Accont No. 2024329-28000000120
LOCATION OF PROPERTY: 780 Kissimmee Ave., LaBelle, FL
And on the 151h day of January, 2009 at the Hondry County Sheriff's Office, La-
Belle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or a soon Ihereafter as possible, I wil offer
for sale all the said defendants, Dllsey Graham, right, title and Interest In the afore-
said property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior l-
ens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND,
the procds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satis-
factiof the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
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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 certlll-
cate has Illd said certlllcate for a tax dood to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, descrpltion of properly and tie name in which It was as-
s assed 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 saidproperty 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 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
Hendr County, Florida
302657 CGS 12/11,1,25/08 1/1/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following cerlti-
cale, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The crtlllcate
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-A00-0112-0000 RED-HEAD DREAMS HOLDINGS, INC
The South one-half of the North one-hall of the Southwest one-quarter of the South-
west one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, ownship 44 South,
Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access
road of the East 30 feet thereof and SUBJECT to right -of-way of State 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, 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 Tuesday 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
302647 CGS 12/11,18,25/08 1/1/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, 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
689 2006 1-33-43-31-A00-0087-0000 Sebrina Stevenson
The Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter ofthe Northwest one-uar-
ter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida. LESS the North 20.00 feet thereof. SUBJECT to a nease-
ment for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 295, PIO-
NEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
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 Fifth Thursday in the
month of January, which Is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304738 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/0

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 iled 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
n YEAR DESCRIPTIONS WHICH ASSESSED


1 Zo 4- u-4J- -ZU5- u -u au u.wi. l u .u wil

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 cartiflcate 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 n
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
302669 CGS 12/11,18,25/081/1/09

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. Thecertificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sassed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1641 2006 1-31-44-33-A00-0411-0000 Maureen Small
The South one-half 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 to 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 Hehdry, 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 day of January, 2009.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302672 CGS 12/11,18,25/08 1/1/09

NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING
NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Hendr County, Florida (he "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to Secton
197.3632(3)(a|, Florida Statutls, of its Intent to use the uniform method of collect-
Ing non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Banyan Village area,
Port LaBelle Plat Units 10-13, within the unincorporated area of the County, for capi-
tal costs associated with construction of water lines for Banyan Village and service
assessments for maintenance of such water lines commencing with the Fiscal Year
beginning on October 1, 2009, and continuing each year untl discontinued by the
County. The County will consider the adoption o a resolution electing to use the uni-
rm method of colecting such assessments authorized by Section 17.632Flor-
da Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 27, 2009, in the
County Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hlckpoochee Avenue, LaBOlle, Florida. Such
resolution will state the need for the lev and will contain a legal description of the
boundaries of the real property sub ectto the levy. Copies of the proposed form of
resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the
levy areon file at the County Administrator's Office, 165 S. Lee Stre, LaBelle,
Florida. All Interested persons are Invited to attend.
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect
to any matter relating to the conslderalton of the resolution at the above-referenced
public hearing, a record of the proceeding nay be needed and In such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a verbtaim record of the public hearing Is
made, which record Includos the testimony and evidence on which the appeal Is to
be based. In accordance wilhth t Americans with Disabililles Act, persons needing a
special accommodation or an Interpretor to participate In this proceeding should
contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of
the hearing.


305123 CB/CN 1/1,8,15,22/09


Janet B. Taylor Chair
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF 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 certllfl-
cale, 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
1321 2006 1-26-44-32-A00.0189-0000 JOHN C. GOODMAN &
HELEN B. GOODMAN
he South one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half o the Southwest one-
urter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of Section 26,
townshp 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an ease-
ment for Ingress egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet 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 certllicate 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, LaBlle, 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, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
302654 CGS 12/11,18,25/081/1/09


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December 18, 2008


BBC meeting #2009-1
Notice Is hereby given that the Board of Building Commissioner of the City of Cle-
wislon, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at 1:30
m., at the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston,
IForida.
The purpose of this hearing Is to consider the disposilton of the following proper-
ties located In the City of Clewiston:
S810 East Sagamore, Lot #4S a.k.a. Clewlston Trailer Park
810 East Sagamore, Lot #6S a.k.a. Clewiston Trailer Park
831 East Sagamore, Lot #17N a.k.a. Clewiston Trailer Park
831 East Sagamore, Lot #6N a.k.a. Clewlston Trailer Park
831 East Sagamore, Old Shop a.k.a. Clewilston Trailer Park
This hearing will be conducted pursuant to Section 18-526, Clewiston Code of Or-
dinances.
All persons Interested may appear and be heard.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Travis Reese, Building Official
305006 CN 1/1/09


December 10, 2008
NOTICE
BBC meeting #2009-1
Notice Is hereby given that the Board of Building Commissioners of the City of Cle-
wiston, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at 1:30
p.m., at the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewlston,
Florida.
The purpose of this hearing Is to consider the disposition of the following proper-
ties located In the City of Clewlston:
813 East El Paso, Lot #1 a.k.a. Fairgrounds Trailer Park
500 South WC Owen, Lot #47 a.k.a. Sugarland Trailer Park
711 Bond Street
421 East Ventura
306 North Francisco
This hearing will be conducted pursuant to Section 18-526, Clewiston Code of Or-
dinances.
All persons Interested may appear and be heard.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Travis Reese, Building Official
304616 CN 1/1/09


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, Issued In the Circuit
Court of Dade County, Florida, on the 11th day of December, 1995 In the cause
wherein First Union National Bank of Georgla Is laintiff and Maria E. Colon isdefen-
dant, being Case number 94-16317CC, in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sher-
Iff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and Interest of the
defendant Maria E. Colon, In and to the following described property, to-wit:
From the Intersection of the north line of Section 33-43-29 with the centerilne of SR
29, run S 3*47' E along the centerline of SR29 a distance of 2061.8 feetto the Point
of Beginning. THENCE N86O 30' E 450 feet; thence S 3*47 E 75 feet; thence S 86
30 W 450 feet to the centerline of SR 29; thence N 3 47' W 75 feetto the Point of
Beginning;LESS the westerly 50 Feet for right of way of SR 29. Being In Section
33-43-29, Hendry County, Florida, and commonly bmown as Business Lots 33-35
inc., Section 8-2 Labelle Ranchette a/kta 4429 S SR 29, Labelle, Florida
And on the 29th day of January, 2008 at the Hendry County Sheriff's Office, La-
Belle, Florida, at the hourof a11:0am, or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer
for sale all the aid defendant's, Maria E. Colon, right, title and Interest In the afore-
said property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prir i-
ens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND,
the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satis-
faction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
304235 COS 12/25/08;1/1,8,15/09

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, Issued In the Circult
Court of Broward County, Florida, on the 12th day of Auust, 2008 In the cause
wherein First Union National Bank of Florida is plain and Christopher oge
a/k/a Christopher G. Cogle is defendant, being Case number 97-01818 COSO (2),
In said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied
pon all the right, title and Interest of the defendant Christopher Coge a//a Christo-
pher G. Cogle, In and to the following described property, to-wit
The Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwet one-quar-
ter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida also known as Lot 6, Block K, PIONEER PLANTATION, an
unrecorded subdivision a/k/a 575 Union Avenue. (Parcel No.
1-31-43-35-010-000K-006.0)
And on the 29th day of January, 2008 at the Hendry County Sheriff's Office, La-
Belle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer
for sale all the said defendant's, Christopher Coge a/k/a Christopher G. Cogle,
right, tille and Interest in the aforesaid property, at public auction and will sell the
same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and udgments, If any, to the
highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be.appedas far as may be to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the abve-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
304638 CGS 12/25/08;1/1,8,15/09


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Florida Governmental Utility Authority FGUA") announces a public meeting to
which all Interested persons are nvited. The FGUA Is a legal entity and public body
created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Inter-
local Agreement among Citrus County, Florida, Hendry County, Florida, Lee County,
Florida, Pasco County, Florida, Polk County, Florida, and the wn oft Dundee, Flori-
da. The public meeting will be held at 1:00 PM on January 15, 2009 In Room A/B
of the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL
34116-5901. At the public meeting the FGUA Board will address general operating
issues of the FGUA. All customers of the FGUA, affected property owners, tenants or
occupants, and all other Interested persons, shall have an opportuny to be heard
concerning the proposed rates and to file written comments with the FGUA. H a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter
considered at themeeting such person will need a record of the proceedings and
may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, Including thetestimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal Is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to par-
ticipate n this proceedin should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board toll free a
(877 552-3482, at leasthree business days priorto the date of the hearing. you
have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA
or (407) 629-6900.
305208 CN 1/1/09


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY AUDIT COMMITTEE
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Audit Committee willhold a meeting
Monday, January 12, 2009 at 1:30 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse Square,
Room #A-118,165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida. The Committee s composed
of elected officials or their deslgnees from the following offices: Hendry County
Board of County Commissioners, Sheriff, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Tax Collector,
Property Appraiser and Supervisor of Elections.
If person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Auditing
Comm tee with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record ol the proceedings is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County Audit Committee
304961 CB/CN 1/1/09



Notice of Second Meeting
of the Rural Area Plan Ad-Hoc Committee
Thi Cmmee was formed by the Hendry County Board of County Comamssioners
o review the County's Rural and Agriculture Lands Study conducted by RWA, eInc.
and make recommendations to the Board on long-term goals and land development
regulations with regard to the report. The second meeting will be held on Tuesday,
January 6, 2009, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Emergency Medical Services lTran-
lng Room, 1050 Forestry Division Road, LaBelle, FL 33935. The public Is Invited to
attend.
Questions should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department at
863-675-5240, or email vcauteroi hendrvla.net
305090 CB/CN 1/1/090,

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Notice Is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold
a regular meeting at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 6,2009, at the Hendry County
Administrative Office Conference Room located at 16 S. Lee Street, LaBell, FL
This meeting Is open to the public. The meeting site Is accessible by the
disabled.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such reeling or hearing, he/she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a nverba-
tim record of the proceedings Is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based.
Hendry County
Tourist Development Council
Karson Tlrner, Chairman
305075 CB/CN 1/1/09


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, will hold a Com-
missioner's orientation workshop at 8:00 a.m. on January 14 2009, t the Hendry
County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hclkpochea Avenue, LaBelle.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commis-
sion with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a
record oa the proceedings, and thal, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record Includec the tsti-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based.


Board of County Commissioners
oa Hendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 07CA114
BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC,
Plainltil
vs.
NINA KOBYLARZ, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: NINA KOBYLARZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
103-T Ambirli Drive
Manadalan, NJ 07726
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH-
ER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENTADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in GLADES County, Florida:
LOT 24, BLOCK 57, PORT LABELLE,
UNIT 102, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 66, OF THE PULBIC
RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses within 30 days after the first
ublication, if any, on Florida Default Law
Group, EL., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file
the original with this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Clewiston News.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 17th day of December,
2008.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Court
By: gS/ Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
*See Americans With Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing special
accommodation to participate In this pro-
ceeding should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is located at
Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112,
1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33910, telephone number
13) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
D), or 1-800-955-8770 (v, via Flori-
da Relay Service, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding.
304873 CN 12/25/081/1/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-543-CA
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff
vs.
KELLY DOTSON, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated Dec. 8, 2008 and entered in Case
No. 2007-543-CA of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for
HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and
KELLY DOTSON; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KELLY DOTSON NI/A DEB
DOTSON; are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at IN
FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY
COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:0OAM,
on the 7th day of Jan., 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
BEING AT THE SECTION MONUMENT
AT THE STATE ROAD 80 SOUTH
RIGHT OF WAY LINE AND THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 28, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THEN RUN EAST, ALONG
SAID STATE ROAD 80 RIGHT OF
WAY, 2,393.04 FEET, MORE OR
LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SIAD
RIGHT OF WAY FOR A DISTANCE OF
100 FEET; THEN RUN SOUTHERLY
90 DEGREES FOR A DISTANCE OF
431 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE
ABANDONED SA.L. RAILROAD
GRADE; THENCE RUN WESTERLY,
ALONG SAID RAILROAD GRADE, A
DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THEN RUN
NORTHERLY 90 DEGREES TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING, COMMONLY
KNOWN AS LOT 26, HIGHWAY BUSI-
NESS CENTER, UNRECORDED.
A//A H5305 STATE ROAD 80
ALVA, FL 33920
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Us Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 18, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
304835 CGS 12/25/08; 1/1/09
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold a SPECIAL Meeting on Tuesday,
January 6, 2009 at 4:00 PM. at The
Greentree South Community 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.
304977 CB & CN 1/1/09
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regu-
lar Meeting of the Board of Supervis-
ors of the- Central County Water
Control District will be held on
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 7
p.m. at the CCWCD Conference
Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St.,
Montura Ranch Estates, State Road
833, Clewlston, Florida.
The purpose of this meeting Is to
transact any and all business which
may come before the Board, If a per-
son decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public
meeting oritearing herein referred he
or she may need to Insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal Is based. NOTICE DATE
CHANGE.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Notice is herebhy given that the Local Planning Agency of llendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the
following petition on January 14, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., at the IHendry County Courthouse, Commission Chamnbers,
25 E. I lickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry
County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the IIendry County Land
Development Code.

The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for final
consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held onJanuary 27, 2009, at 5:05 p.m. at the IIendry County
Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida.

Copies of the files and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County
Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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


Petition Number:

Applicant:


RZ08-0007

Weekley Bros Leasing, LTD/Weekley Three Clewiston, LLC, represented byJohnson-
Prewitt and Associates, Inc.


Ordinance title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A ZONING DISTRICT BOUNDARY
CHANGE FROM THE GENERAL AGRICULTURE (A-2) ZONING DISTRICT AND
THE HEAVY INDUSTRIAL (1-2) ZONING DISTRICT TO THE PLANNED UNIT
DEVELOPMENT (PUD) ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT,
SEVERABILITY, AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


Location:

Property size:

Request:


3013 CR 835, Clewiston, FL

240.11 acres +/-

The applicant is requesting a rezone for the development of an industrial and commerce park.


Legal description of subject property:
THE SOUTH THREE-QUARTERS OF THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER
AND THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP
43 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.

SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF RECORD.

AND

THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST-QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE
34 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. EXCEPTING THEREFROM THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF
LAND CONVEYED TO ATLANTIC COASTLINE RAILROAD COMPANY BY DEED DATED SEPTEM-
BER 20, 1928, RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

A SMALL TRIANGULAR STRIP OF LAND IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE EAST-HALF OF
THE NORTHEAST-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST-QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 43
SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, SAID STRIP BEING BOUNDED ON THE NORTH AND EAST SIDES
RESPECTIVELY BY THE NORTH AND EAST LINES OF SECTION 35, AND ON ITS SOUTH BYA LINE
PARALLEL TO AND 40 FEET SOUTI-WARDLY AT RIGHT ANGLES FROM THE CENTERLINE OF THE
ACL RR AS LOCATED AND TO BE CONSTRUCTED;

AND ALSO

THE NORTH-QUARTER OF THE WEST-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST-QUARTER OF SECTION 35,
TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.

CONTAINING 240.11 ACRES MORE OR LESS.


SUBJECT TO ALL EASEMENTS, RESERVATIONS, RESTRICTIONS, AND
RECORD.


Orvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local Planning Agency


RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF


Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners


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This column lists arrests, not convic-
tions, 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.

Jean Ulysse, 44



*Belle Glade
*Out of county warrant
*VOP: felony
Arrested Dec. 29
Booked for Suwannee
County Sheriff's office



Jeremy Bailey, 19


*Belle Glade
*Possession of cocaine
*Possession of narcotic
equipment and or use
*Trespassing structure or
conveyance
Arrested Dec. 26
Released Dec. 27


Maria Paul, 27
*Belle Glade
Resist officer with
violence
S*Crimes against person
corrupt by threat public
servant or family
*Assault of officer,
firefighter or emt
Arrested Dec. 25
Released Dec. 26 on
$7,000 bond

Stephen Fitzpatrick, 25


*Belle Glade
SViolation of probation:
Burglary of a dwelling
*VOP: Grand theft
*VOP: Aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon
Arrested Dec. 24
No bond set


Vontavious Robinson, 19


*Belle Glade
*Burglary of unoccupied
dwelling unarmed
*Petit theft
Arrested Dec. 24
No bond set


Eric Bedford, 45


Belle Glade
*Burglary of occupied
structure unarmed
ALarceny theft
Arrested Dec. 26
Bond has been set to
$10,100 for release



Erneseto Ortiz, 30



*Pahokee
SCriminal mischie $1,000
or more
Arrested Dec. 23
No bond set for release




Joe McDonald, 29



*South Bay
*Battery second or
subsequent offense
*Felony battery
Arrested Dec. 25
Released Dec. 25



Robert L. Nero, 25



*Clewiston
*Warrant: fugitive from
justice
Arrested Dec. 27
Arrested by Deputy L.
Brooks


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Hilroy Monticue, 52



*Belle Glade
*Aggravated battery
person uses a deadly
weapon
Arrested Dec. 26
Released Dec. 27 on
$5,000 bond



Jeremaih D. Jenkins, 25

*Belle Glade
*Weapon offense missle
into dwelling vehicle
building or aircraft
-Aggravated battery -
person uses a deadly
weapon
Arrested Dec. 24
Released Dec. 25 on
$5,000 bond


Kevin Houze, 27
*Belle Glade
*Sex assault weapon
sex battery victim 12 years
or older
*Battery felony battery
or domestic battery by
strangulation
*Kidnap false
imprisonment adult
Arrested Dec. 29
Bond is set to $15,000

Pervis Roscoe, 27


*Belle Glade
*Violation of probation:
Possession of cocaine
*Resist officer obstruct
without violence
Arrested Dec. 26
No bond set for release



Stephondra Thomas, 19


*Belle Glade
*Aggravated assault with
* a deadly weapon without
intent to kill
Arrested Dec. 29
Bond set for $1,000


XL Polk, 33


*Belle Glade;
*Aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon without
intent to kill
Arrested Dec. 27
Released Dec. 27 on
$15,000 bond


Donnell Hixson, 36



-Pahokee
*Aggravated battery on
person using a deadly
weapon
Arrested Dec. 23
Released Dec. 24 on
$5,000 bond



Aleli Hernandez, 40


*South Bay
Resist officer with
violence with force
-Homicide wilful kill -
murder not premeditated
Arrested Dec. 25

$3,000
Bond has been set to




Felipe Hernandez, 35



-South Bay
Battery on officer,
firefighter or emt
Arrested Dec. 25
Released Dec. 25 on
$3,000 bond




Felipe C. Bertin, 22

-Clewiston
*Aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon without
intent to kill
*Aggravated assault with
intent to commit a felony
*Battery causing bodily
harm/disability
Arrested Dec. 23
Arrested by Deputy J. Perez


Crime Stoppers


The Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Of-
fice is seeking assis-
tance from the public
in locating the follow-
ing wanted fugitive as
of December 24.
Nathaniel Down-
ing also known as
Nasty Nate, age 48,
is a black male with


black hair and brown
eyes. He is 6 feet tall
and weighs approxi-
mately 235 pounds.
Downing has scars
on one of his fingers
and shoulder.
His last known ad-
dress is listed as S.W.
5th St., Belle Glade.
Downing is want-


ed on felony charges
grand theft.
Anyone with infor-
mation on the where-
abouts of this wanted
fugitive is asked to
contact the Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS (8477) or online
at www.crimestop-
perspbc.com.


Nathaniel Downing


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Thursday, january ,


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


School briefs


Clewiston Middle
School
Clewiston Middle School
and Beef O'Brady's invite you to
Tuesday Nights at Beef's. For the
month of January only, 15% of
your bill will be donated to CMS
to raise funds to purchase books
for the Read Aloud Initiative.
*This fundraiser cannot be
combined with any other dis-
count or offer. Be sure to tell
your server that you have the
coupon, which will be available
at Beef's and sent home with the
students when they return after
the Christmas vacation. Students'
names on the coupons will be en-
tered into a drawing for an MP3
player. Clewiston Middle School
thanks everyone especially Beef
O'Brady's, for their support of our
reading project.


Westside Elementary
School
Santa's Workshop Visits
Westside
Santa's Workshop was at West-
side Elementary Dec. 15 to Dec.
19. Santa's Workshop provides
students an opportunity to inde-
pendently purchase holiday gifts
for family members at low prices.
Westside's PTO put together this
year's workshop with gifts that
ranged from plush teddy bears
to coffee mugs to tools. Students
enjoyed making their purchases
and look forward to sharing them
with their families for the holi-
days. Westside wants to thank ev-
eryone who helped make Santa's
Workshop such a success.
Westside's Winter Con-
certs are a Success
Westside Elementary held an


evening winter concert called "A
Song and A Slice" on December
11, 2008 in the cafeteria. Students
from grades K through 5 brought
in the holiday season with songs
of cheer. Students performed
traditional Christmas music un-
der the direction of Mrs. Brandy
Couse, Westside's music instruc-
tor. Parents filled the cafeteria
with record-breaking numbers.
Once the evening performance
was completed, students and
their families enjoyed the "Slice"
part of the concert by purchasing
a slice of pizza for dinner.
The students performed an en-
core show the next morning dur-
ing school, this time performing
a new selection of songs. Parents
were invited to a "standing room
only" performance that was just
as successful as the night before.
, Westside wants to give a big
thanks to all who attended the


performance and shared dinner
with us. They would also like to
congratulate Mrs. Couse on put-
ting together such a great per-
formance. The students did an
excellent job!

Central Elementary
School
Upcoming Schedule:
Jan. 5 and Jan. 6: Teacher
Professional Day
Jan. 7: Students return back
to school

Eastside Elementary
School
Recorders
Mrs. Debbie Gwynn is selling
recorders in Music for 4th and 5th
grade students. The cost of the re-
corder is $5.


School Happenings


Westside Elementary
School
Nestle Pure Life Water
bottle project
Westside elementary has been
hard at work this school year. One
of the major yearlong projects the


students and faculty are working
on is the Nestle Pure Life Water
Bottle collection. The school is
collecting not only the bottles for
recycling, but the labels from the
Nestle bottles. The labels are then
saved and redeemed for physi-
cal education equipment for the
school. The biggest goal is to save


more labels than any other reg-
istered school in the nation! The
one school who saves the most
during the months of September
through February will learn a
new playground for their school!
So far, Westside has collected
nearly 5,000 labels. Our goal is
over 15,000. Westside invites


the community to join us in our
quest for new physical education
equipment and the possibility of
a new playground. For anyone
interested in helping us reach our
goal, please call 863-983-1570 and
a representative from the school
will be more than happy to pick
up the bottles and the labels!


Lunch menu


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Milk is offered daily. Menu is
subject to change. Hoagie sahd-
wich is offered every day as an
alternative entree to Secondary
students. Peanut butter and jelly
sandwich is offered daily.
Variety of salads offered daily.


Hendry County District Schools
lunch menu for the week of Jan.
5-8
Clewiston area schools

Primary grades
Monday, Jan. 5
No School Teacher In Service
Day:
Tuesday, Jan. 6: No School

Wednesday, Jan. 7:
Cheese pizza, tossed salad,
corn, diced peaches, choice of
milk

Thursday, Jan. 8:
Nacho cheese, green beans,
applesauce, choice of milk
Secondary grades
Monday, Jan. 5
No School Teacher In Service
Day:

Tuesday, Jan. 6:
No School

Wednesday, Jan. 7:
Chicken sandwich, French
fries, peach cup, chocolate chip
cookie, choice of milk

Thursday, Jan. 8:
Tacos, corn, mixed fruit,
choice of milk


FWC relocates Miami crocodile


Courtesy photo/FWC
Though they are a part of:everyday life in South Florida,,alligators should be respected. Experts nevertheless urge extreme
precaution when traveling in areas prone to increased alligator activity.


The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC), along with licensed trap-
pers, captured and relocated a
nearly 11-foot-long American
crocodile from a Coral Gables,
Miami neighborhood.
This is the second time this
particular crocodile has been re-
located. The crocodile found its
way back to the same neighbor-
hood canal after the previous re-
location.
This crocodile has been
blamed for eating at least three.
neighborhood dogs. In order


to protect their pets, pet owners
should keep their pets away from
the water or water's edge, on a
leash or in a fenced area.
It is against the law to feed,
touch or harass crocodiles. Fish-
ermen are asked not to throw fish
scraps back in the water, which
may attract crocodiles and poten-
tially teach them to associate peo-
ple with food. Fishermen should
discard their scraps in a garbage
can.
Crocodiles present a minimal
danger to people. There have
been no documented bites on a


person by an American crocodile
in Florida.
The American crocodile is
an endangered species success
story. Once one of the most criti-
cally endangered species in North
America, it has recovered and is
becoming a relatively common
occurrence in coastal areas of
South Florida. As many as 2,000
non-hatchling crocodiles may
now live in Florida.
The American crocodile is still
listed as endangered by the state.
However, as a result of the Florida
population's recovery, the federal


listing has been upgraded from
endangered to threatened.
Relocating crocodiles is sel-
dom effective because most
crocodiles return to their capture
site. Therefore, people who live
in coastal areas of South Florida
should take common-sense pre-
cautions to coexist with croco-
diles. Safety tips are available
online at MyFWC.com/Crocodile/
docs/LivingwithCrocodiles.pdf.
STo report a crocodile, call the
FWC's Statewide Nuisance Alliga-
tor Hotline at 1-866-FWC-GATOR.


E-Mail for greater recreation access


SFWMD ensures
public conservation
land is accessible to
everyone

West Palm Beach, FL An e-
mail from a wounded veteran
contained a simple request: Cre-
ate more access to public lands
for disabled South Florida resi-
dents.
In an effort to honor our na-
tion's veterans while also making
public conservation lands more
accessible to all, the South Florida
Water Management District (SF-
WMD) constructed a waterfowl
hunting/bird watching platform
in the Everglades for disabled sol-
diers and residents alike.
The SFWMD and the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission sponsored the first
hunt on December 21, when sev-
eral hunters lent their hunting per-
mits to disabled veterans so they
could enjoy the new platform
located in Stormwater Treatment
Area (STA) 5 in Hendry County.
Bird watchers will also benefit
from the increased access.
The successful project was
just the latest SFWMD effort to
meld restoration with recreation
by increasing recreational oppor-
tunities on public lands. Many of
these lands are the water-quality
cleanup workhorses of Everglades
restoration known as Stormwater
Treatment Areas (STAs).
Everglades Stormwater Treat-
ment Areas, which are planted
with native vegetation, use "green
technology" to reduce phospho-
rus levels in stormwater runoff.
To date, the District has converted
more than 52,000 acres of land
south of Lake Okeechobee to


Courtesy photo/SFWMD
The South Florida Water Management District is working with
veterans to open up greater recreation access in the local


area.

STAs, yielding 45,000 acres of
treatment wetlands. An addi-
tional 12,000 acres are now being
designed as part of the District's
ongoing effort to improve Ever-
glades water quality.
Since inception, the STAs have
retained 1,058 metric tons of
phosphorus that would have oth-
erwise entered the Everglades. In
addition to their role in improv-
ing Everglades water quality, the
massive treatment wetlands have
become a haven for South Florida
wildlife, particularly wading birds
and migratory waterfowl. Many
of the STAs have been opened to
the public for recreation such as
hiking, biking and bird watching.
The District has long spon-
sored a hunting recreation pro-
gram, and all of the District's STAs
are compliant with the Americans
with Disabilities Act.
Yet the veteran's e-mail made


SFWMD Governing Board Mem-
ber Michael Collins and members
of the"Water Resources Advisory
Commission (WRAC), which he
chairs, believe more could be
done.
"The veteran said, 'I'm tired of
volunteering my time to go down
to the hospital and play bingo and
watch those guys sitting in chairs
inside of the hospital,'" Collins re-
called.
"It just struck me that for those
guys, getting out on one of the le-
vees would be a really good thing
to have happen. The great thing
about it is we build this duck plat-
form out into the swamp and it's
actually -something that makes
a great access point for every-
body."
The platform itself is a large
wooden boardwalk that can ac-
commodate two wheelchairs. For
hunting, the structure can be set


up with camouflage netting and
other tools of the sport. TWo addi-
tional, higher platforms accomo-
date visitors for wildlife viewing at
other times.
"The STA waters have proven
to be a fantastic duck hunting op-
portunity in a world where there
are very few hunting opportuni-
ties left to the public any more,"
Collins added.

The SFWMD took several steps
to improve recreational opportu-
nities throughout South Florida in
*2008 including:

In October, outdoor enthu-
siasts gained another spot to en-
joy a host of recreational activities
with the opening of the 3,700-acre
Chandler Slough in Okeechobee,
an addition to the Kissimmee Riv-
er Public Use Area.

In July 2008, the SFWMD
outfitted Stormwater Treatment
Area (STA) 1 West, located in
central Palm Beach County, with
a new parking area leading to a
200-foot viewing platform and ga-
zebos overlooking the watery ex-
panse. The three-mile trail along
a section of the levee surrounding
the 6,670-acre STA offers hikers,
bicyclists, photographers and bird
watchers vast views of nature and
wildlife such as great blue herons
and mottled ducks.

Also in July 2008, hikers,
campers and horseback riders
were given access to apply online
for recreational use licenses for
activities on more than a dozen
sites managed by the District. The
online application is at www.sf-
wmd.gov/sul.


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The Lake Region transportation line is still alive


FDOT provides funds
to keep the shuttle
bus route intact

By.Naji Tobias
INI Florida
PALM BEACH COUNTY Area
residents, don't worry ... the bus
is still running.
According to the Fla. Depart-
ment of Transportation (FDOT), it
'will be intact for at least two more
months.
But officials say the Lake Re-
gion Commuter Bus Route, which
runs from Wal-Mart in Clewiston
to Palm Beach Community Col-
lege in Belle Glade, may not exist
after Feb. 28.
According to Thomas Boiton,
a representative with the Metro-
politan Planning Organization
(MPO), it's for just one reason.
"To sustain the bus route, the
funding is just not there for us,"
Boiton said.
The Lake Region commuter
route was implemented in 2001
through a grant provided by Fla.
Department of Transportation.
A year later, Palm Tran and the
Palm Beach County government
provided a shuttle bus route that
would service residents that live
anywhere from Belle Glade to
Clewiston.
It has been very useful to those
who don't own a vehicle, espe-
cially for people who need the
bus to go to work or school along
the route.
According to statistics pro-
vided by the MPO, for the first
three months of operation the


Courtesy photo/pbcgov.com
Work in the general region is focused on continuing the Lake Region Commuter Route to Clewiston, which some residents
utilize as a way to work each day. According to the officials, however, funding is sorely lacking in keeping the bus route open
and available to everyone.


bus route first existed in Oct. 2002
- ridership was estimated at 850
people per month.
Each year, the ridership steadi-
ly increased, with the route's peak
estimated at about 2,000 riders for
the month of Dec. 2007.


In fact, the MPO tabulated that
for 2007, ridership, on average for
the entire year, was a 1,747 per
month.
That's a pretty sizable increase
from 2006, where ridership was
at about 1,600 per month,


But with the economy in peril,
Palm Tran, the county's public
transportation system, is currently
budget-strapped when it comes
to deciding which bus routes to
keep and which ones to relin-
quish.


So if the route ceases to exist
on March 1, it wouldn't be a sur-
prise.
But given the fact that many
residents in the area need the
route to get to necessary places,
there are preliminary plans in


place to find alternative ways to
keep the bus in operation.
For its part, FDOT recently pro-
vided Palm Tran with $40,000 in
State Transit Corridor Program
funds to continue the Clewiston-
Belle Glade route service.
According to Cindy Clem-
mons-Adente, the FDOT District 1
public information officer, the ex-
tension was granted to allow the
Community Transportation Coor-
dinator (CTC) of Hendry County
to take over this transit route from
Palm Tran and continue service
Officials from FDOT, Palm
Tran, the MPO and Hendry Coun-
ty are hopeful that through con-
tinuing to work together, they'll
be able to formulate a service
and financial plan to keep the
Clewiston-Belle Glade segment in
operation after March 1.
The four organizations are cur-
rently looking from a host of state
and federal funding resources to
help the bus route stay in opera-
tion.
"The department is commit-
ted to keeping the Clewiston-
Belle Glade segment of the Lake
Region Commuter route in opera-
tion," Clemmons-Adente said.
"Locals should be recognized
for their concern, advocacy and
efforts to support the department
and Palm Tran to temporarily
continue this route."
Staff Writer Nail Toblas can be
reached at ntoblas@newszap.com.


New Year, New Beginnings FWC uncovers fictitious charity


By Brenda Barnes
As we start the New Year,
please remember that each day
gives us all an opportunity to
"start over".... Starting over can
be something small as starting the
day with a healthy snack or giv-
ing a smile to all you encounter.
Think about the following quote
as you enter the New Year:
Gift Suggestions for the New
Year:


To your enemy, forgiveness
To an opponent, tolerance
To a friend, your heart
To a customer, service
'To all, charity
To every child, a good exam-
ple
To yourself, respect
--By Oren Arnold
Do something positive for
yourself and those around you
and you will be happier and


healthier!
An act of kindness goes a long
way! Happy New Year to All!
Brenda Barnes Is the Public Informa-
tion Officer and Planning Consultant
for the Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments. If you would
like to read an article about a
particular health topic, please call
863-674-4047, extension 126


Courtesy photo/Clewiston Museum archives

A snapshot of the past
1920s Southern Sugar Company employees, including F. Deane Duff, third from right, and
Malcolm W. Biggs, fourth from right.


Charges woman with
fraud

Investigators with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) exposed
a fictional Palm Beach County-
based wildlife rescue charity and
charged a Lake Worth woman
with fraud.
Heather K. Southworth, DOB
07/02/1982, is facing four counts
of felony fraud.
She was booked into the Palm
Beach County Jail last, mpnth,and


was released after posting bond.
The rescue's Web site, www.
rescuebigcatorg.com/floridab-
ranch.htm, claims a facility in
Boynton Beach is providing res-
cues, tours and bleeding of large
exotic cats.
In April, FWC investigators at-
tempted to find the location by
using the given address.
But they discovered that no
rescue exists on the property; thd
location is not permitted for Class
I wildlife; and the organization
has no corporate license. ,
..The rescue was, however,~so-


liciting donations online through
a post office box and through
PayPal. The organization's post
office box belonged to South-
worth.
In addition, the organization's
IP address is registered to South-
worth's Lake Worth home.
Southworth later admitted
the facility never existed, and the
Web site, staff and animals were
fabricated.
Investigators continue to work
to determine the amount of mon-
Sshe received inldonations.'


Household Hazardous Waste

&

Electronics Waste Collection


FREE


For Glades County FRBB


WHEN

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. at the

DOYLE CONNER BUILDING

MOORE HAVEN

CALL (863) 675-0124

"Small Business, Farmers, Government Agencies, etc....
waste will also be accepted during this scheduled event"

How to Transport/Before You Bring In Your Hazardous Waste
Leave all products in their original containers
SDO NOT mix different or unknown materials together
Label or leave labels on all containers
SCheck all containers for leakage, transport upright in a sturdy box or tray.
SDO NOT eat, drink or smoke while handling or transporting.



END OF LIFE ELECTRONICS: Cmputer, Monitors, Keyboards, Terminal% Televisions,
Stereos, Printers, Fax Machines, VCR's, DVD Players, Video Cameras, Video Game Consoles,
Wireless Devices

Examples of commonly used TOXIC
Household Materials
1 to be brought to the Household Hazardous
Waste Collection Centers

Oil-based paint or latex paintthinners, stains, varnishes, strippers, wood
preservatives, Solvents, Spot removers, Brake fluid, Anti-freeze,
Sa Flammable liquids, Kerosene, Stale gasoline, Metal and Furniture polish,
Engine degreasers, Unknown chemical & Aerosols, Used oil limit 5 gal,
Hearing Aid, Button Batteries, Unbroken Fluorescent lamps,
V;1 Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Fertilizers, Swimming pool chemi-
cals, Photo chemicals, Chemistry sets, Poisons, Outdated Medicines,
SHousehold cleaning fluids- Bleach, Ammonia, Drain openers, Oven
cleaners, Flashlight batteries and Lead acid auto batteries.


Courtesy photo/Clewiston Museum archives

The 'New' Clewiston Inn
This photo is a historic snapshot of the freshly constructed Clewiston Inn.


Thursday, January 1, 2009


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After Christmas, getting back to the real world


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A number of years ago, when
Lou Holtz was at the University of
Arkansas, he was taking his team
to play a bowl game in Tempe,
Arizona.
The game was to be played
on Christmas day. He was asked
how he felt about playing a game
on Christmas, rather than being
S with his family.
The coach answered candid-
ly: "I would rather be in Tempe.
After all, once you have been to
church, had Christmas dinner,
and opened the presents, Christ-


mas is the most boring day of the
year."
Is that all there is to Christmas?
There always seems to be a let-
down the week after Christmas.
Christmas demands so much of
us.
Now it's back to the real world,
plus a few extra bills to pay and a
few extra pounds to work off.
But, is Christmas only a day
out of the year when the floor
becomes a virtual mountain of
torn wrappings, boxes, and bows
and we spend 20 minutes eating a
meal that took hours to prepare?
What happens the morning after?
Do we pack up the spirit of Christ-


mas when we pack up the orna-
ments and decorations?
Over the years, I have learned
all kinds of tricks to try to prolong
the life of my live Christmas tree.
We put aspirin in the water, sug-
ar, store preservatives, and more,
but regardless of the solutions the
tree would always wither.
Why?
Because it had been cut off
from its roots.
Maybe that is our problem to-
day.
Maybe we have trouble mak-
ing Christmas last because we
have become cut off from our
roots.


We celebrate, we shop, we
eat, we gift, and then we go back.
We talk about the reason for the
season, but our focus only has
seasonal growth, and then fades
away.
So, how can we deeply root
our celebration of Christmas so it
won't just wither away?
How do we preserve the spirit
of Christmas when the morning
after arrives and we are back in
the real world?
One way is to follow the ex-
ample of Joseph and Mary. They
had to return to the real world just
as we do following Christmas.
After the shepherds left and the


angels stopped singing, after the
celebration of the birth of Jesus,
they faced some of life's many
challenges, including a flight to
Egypt to escape persecution.
There were good times and
bad times. Mostly there were.just
ordinary times.
In the end it really didn't mat-
ter what life sent their way. No
event was serious enough to de-
stroy their love for one another or
their faith in God.
What did this Mary and Jo-
seph do? They did what you and I
do. They went on with their lives.
They did the best they could and
they trusted God.


Life's not easy for most peo-
ple. It was not easy for Joseph
and Mary, but they knew God was
with them, just as God is with us.
That's what got them through.
If's what will get us through.
The eternal message of Christ-
mas that we can keep with us as
we get back to the real world is
this: God is with us and for us.
It's good to know. It's one truth
of Christmas that can take root
in our hearts and lives and never
whither.


Restoring the Church back to what it should be!


By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist
First Christian Church
The church as established by
Christ through His Apostles in the
first century was not a denomi-
nation, but simply and purely
the church and spiritual body of
Christ upon the earth!
On this most all will agree. But
on the necessity of returning to
that status, and on the means of
doing this, few will agree.
Divesting ourselves of denomi-
nationalism does not come easy.
But, if we really want to be accept-
able with the Lord, it is necessary
(John 17:20-22; Romans 16:17;
I Corinthians 1:10-13; 3:1-4, 17;
Ephesians 4:1-6; Galatians 1:6-8).
Let us stop trying to justify our
denominations, organizations
and traditions of men not found
in the New Testament. God gives
no one the right to believe one
thing and his neighbor to believe
another.
In that Great Day all of us are
going to be judged by the same
Book, and we know what that
Book is!
No man has authority from
God to form a denomination or
even invite others to join such a


denomination.
No one has such authority
for it has not been divinely given
(Ephesians 2:16; Colossians 3:15;
I Corinthians 12:13; Acts 2:38-41,
47).
Let us search out the old "land
marks." Let us humbly return to
the "old paths."
Yet, let us get back to the one
church that has already been
established in the first century
(against such, Jesus said the gates
of hell would not prevail, Matthew
16:18).
Truly, there is much divesting
and returning that needs to be
done.
We have no other option that
is acceptable in the sight of God.
The question is, are we up to it?
Let me share with you just
a few things that need to be re-
stored and let me point out some
of the positions of notable church
leaders on these issues:
A. Baptism Is Immersion:
1.Martin Luther, who followers
founded the Lutheran Church;
"On this account I could' wish
that such as are baptized should
be completely immersed into wa-
ter, according to the meaning of
the word and the significance of


the ordinance... as also without
doubt, it was instituted by Christ.
2. John Calvin, founder of the
Presbyterian Church: "The very
word 'baptize' signifies to im-
merse, and it is certain that im-
mersion was the practice of the
primitive church.
3.John Wesley, founder of the
Methodist Church: "We are bur-
ied with Him by baptism, alluding
to the ancient manner of baptism
by immersion."
"Baptism according to the cus-
tom of the first church and the
rule of the Church of England, by
immersion."
B. Baptism essential to salva-
tion: 1. Martin Luther: "As we
have once obtained forgiveness
of sins in baptism, so forgiveness
remains day by day as long as we
live."
2. John Calvin: "For He com-
mands all who believe to be bap-
tized for the remission of sins.
Therefore those who have imag-
ined that baptism is nothing more
than a mark or sign by which they
profess our religion before men,
as soldiers wear the insignia of
their sovereign as a mark of their
profession, have not considered
that which was the principal


thing in baptism, which is, that
we ought to receive it with this
promise, 'He that believeth and
is baptized shall be saved' -Mark
16:16." 3. John Wesley: "By wa-
ter, then, as a means, the water
of baptism, we are regenerated
or born again: whence it is also
called by the apostle, 'the wash-
ing of regeneration.'"
C. Weekly Observance Of The
Lord's Supper.,
1.John Calvin: "Every week at
least, the Table of the Lord should
have been spread and the prom-
ises declared, by which in partak-
ing of it, we might be spiritually
fed."
"For the first seven hundred
years the ordinance was ob-
served; the change was a contriv-
ance of the Devil."
.2. John Wesley: "I advise the
elders to administer the supper of
the Lord on EVERY Lord's Day."
3. Baptist Confession of Faith
(1611): "Every church ought, ac-
cording to the example of Christ's
disciples, primitive churches,
upon every first day of the week
being the Lord's Day, to assemble
to pray, prophesy, praise God, and
break bread, and perform all oth-
er parts of spiritual communion."


D. The Name Christian. 1.
Martin Luther: "I pray you, leave
my name alone. Do not call your-
selves Lutherans but Christians.
Who is Luther?
My doctrine is not mine, I have
not been crucified for anyone.
St. Paul would not permit that
anyone should call themselves of
Paul, nor of Peter, but of Christ.
How, then, does it befit me, a
miserable bag of dust and ashes,
to give my name to the children
of Christ.
Cease, my dear friends, to cling
to these party names and distinc-
tions. Away with them all; let us
call ourselves only "Christians"
after Him for whom our doctrine
comes."
2. John Calvin: "Acknowledge
no unity except in Christ." 3. John
Wesley: "I would to God that ALL
party names and unscriptural
phrases and forms which have
divided the Christian world were
forgot; that we might all agree to
sit down together as humble lov-
ing disciples at the feet of a com-
mon Master, to hear His word,
to imbibe His Spirit, and to tran-
scribe His life into our own.."
"I wish the name Methodist
might never be mentioned again,


but lost in eternal oblivion."
4. Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
famous Baptist preacher: "I look
forward with pleasure to the day
when there will not be a Baptist
living.
I hope they will soon be gone.
I hope the "Baptist" name will
soon perish, but let Christ's name
last forever."
Someone has expressed the
restoration principle as follows:
"We believe that it is possible for
anyone, anywhere, to renounce
all denominational barriers to
Christian unity, and by following
the simple plan for the church as
set forth in the Scriptures, to be-
come and remain simply and only
a Christian... and thus a member
of the true body of Christ, His
church.
If one can do that, we believe
several can, and if several, then
a thousand, and if a thousand,
then the whole Christian world...
and by so doing realize the one-
ness of His followers which Christ
envisioned, and for which He
prayed."
First Christian Church is work-
ing to this end! I'll see you at our
Revival, Jan. 2-4, 7 p.m.


Christmas: When the Lord says 'I've been there.'


By The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph. D.. +
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
She was newly married as she
was taking a course that I was
teaching some years ago at a
small liberal arts college.
As the first exam neared,
she told me she didn't a have a
chance to study. I agreed to pre-
pare a make-up exam and did so.
It was the same at the time
to give the make-up exam; she
didn't have a chance to study. An-
other make-up opportunity.
She did,not show up for this
test and when the final exam
came, she told me something
had come up and kept her from
studying.
I told her she cold take an
"incomplete" in the course and
re-take it when she was prop-
erly prepared to do the work re-
quired.
She didn't know it, but some-
thing similar happened to me thir-
ty years before I was the teacher.


I was working two jobs, trying
to keep a relationship together,
going to school, and there was
precious little time to study.
A kindly professor felt I was
"worth saving" those were her
words, and she gave me the same
opportunity, with the admonition
to "take the course from some-
one easier next term."
I took her welcomed advice,
passed, and went on to finish my
first degree.
Being responsible to see that
students learn and being fair to all
with grading is a part of the seri-
ous obligation that each teacher
has to respect.
Within the ethical obligations,
though, come ways of helping
when it seems warranted without
compromising standards.
It is important to be true to
one's obligations while knowing
that another chance will make a
real difference in the world.
I don't think that student would
understand why she was given a


second chance that day; perhaps
she considered herself "lucky" I
imagine I saw something beyond
what she saw: understood be-
yond her level of understanding
what had happened.
She learned from personal ex-
perience about salvation, recep-
tion, forgiveness, compassion.
The message for Christmas,
the reason for the Lord's coming,
is captured very eloquently in the
words of the Epistle to the Philip-
pians; "Christ Jesus, who though
He was in the form of God did not
count equality with God a thing to
be grasped, but emptied Himself,
taking the form of a servant, be-
ing born in the likeness of men,
and being found in human form,
He humbled Himself and became
obedient..." (chapter 2: 5 8)."
It is because the Lord can say
"I've been there; I know what it
is like" even beyond our under-
standing that Christmas can be so
special to us.
Christmas is about the Lord


being here, living here, seeing for
Himself, realizing for Himself, giv-
ing of -Himself and seeing what
blessings would be ours by the
gifts He would bring.
I had obtained mercy; there-


fore I was able to show mercy
and understand what it meant.
I had been forgiven; therefore
I was able to forgive and do it was
a glad heart.
I was shown love; and able to


love others in return. The Lord
came to show us how to do all of
these things; life is different now
because of "Christmas." Christ-
mas has come, a new life is ours.


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While the boy is expected to
fully recover from the incident,
police retrieved the gun to ensure
that it doesn't happen again.

Feb. 7
U.S. Sugar is involved in a new
legal battle brought forth by some
of its own employees.
The lawsuit alleges that the
corporation hid a large deal from
shareholders, cheating them out
of many millions of dollars in pos-
sible profits had they been aware
of a buyout deal.

Feb. 14
It was a night Ginger Kisela
will never forget -- one of the
highlights of a career in education
that has spanned 28 years -- so far.
The joy, the pride of being named
2008 Gold Apple Teacher for Hen-
dry County was deepened by the
fact that she was introduced by
her daughter, Katie, and nominat-
ed by her aunt and mentor, for-
mer LaBelle Elementary School
Principal Joanne Patterson.

Feb. 21
Montura buried one of their
own on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008.
L.C. (Doc) Eastwood, assistant
chief for Montura-Flaghole Fire
Department, lost his battle with
cancer on Feb. 12, 2008.

Feb. 28
Hendry County received a
little national attention earlier this
week as the Today Show filmed
on location a man's practice wing
suit jump.
Cameras rolled and Today
Show correspondents in New
York City expressed nervousness
over the prospect of Jeb Carliss
jumping without the aid of a para-
chute just outside of Clewiston, at
the skydiving business operated
by Rick and Lisa Hornsby.

March 6
After the January 29 voter ap-
proval of Amendment 1, which
doubled Homestead Exemptions
and added Tangible Personal
Property exemptions for busi-
nesses, many counties will be
scrambling to make up budget
shortfalls.

March 13
A man figured he could get
away with dropping his pants and
engaging in very improper activi-
- ties with a neighbor's pitbull, po-
lice say.
Luis Reyes, 50, faces a charge
of indecent exposure.

March 27
Miguel Bruno didn't expect as
he drove his car down a street in
Clewiston last Thursday that mo-
ments later he would be the vic-
tim of a shooting.
The incident happened shortly
after 9 p.m. in the area of Twin
Lakes, as the victim left a friend's
house.

April 3
Twenty-six-year-old Jean Lafal-
aise after being apprehended by
the U.S. Marshals South Florida
Task Force.
A fugitive run that landed the
fugitive at the West County Jail
in Belle Glade, ended at 328 E.
Trinidad St., Apt. 6 in Clewiston
on April 1.

April 10
Spring is in the air and what
better way to welcome this year's
Spring than with a good old-fash-
ioned Spring-cleaning.
On Saturday, April 5, Deputy
City Clerk Marilyn McCorvey,
along with other volunteers, led
about 140 men, women and chil-
dren on citywide cleanup effort.

April 17
It's that time of year again for
weekend that many spend the
year anticipating. This years' Sug-
ar Festival is sure to bring some-
thing for everyone with games,
rides and live music.

April 24
Two of Clewiston's finest were
recently honored on individual
merits.
They are: Steve Whidden, who
was recognized for his outstarid-
ing work as an undercover agent


for the Drug Enforcement Agency
(DEA), and Justin Spence, for the
officer's work in putting online
predators behind bars.

May 1
The Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners is grap-
pling with budget cuts -- and the
realities they represent for em-
ployees and residents alike. The
serious cut back in ad valorem
taxes from the passage of Amend-
ment 1 last January, coupled with
a worsening economic downturn,
are bringing budget constraints to
the fore earlier than usual.

May8
Forestry officials continue
closely supervising a fire on Lake
Okeechobee that began burning
last week. From the initial report
last Thursday regarding a 20-acre
wildfire, the fire has increased ex-
ponentially, to an approximately
4,000-acre blaze yesterday.

May 15
A Thursday morning drive of
U.S. 27 turned out to be a fatal en-
counter for a 23-year-old Clewis-
ton woman.

May 22
Four separate accidents involv-
ing at least 11 vehicles halted traf-
fic just outside the Clewiston city
limits early Friday morning.
One man was fatally injured
when his truck became pinned
between two semis.

May 29
Clewiston residents, in patri-
otic garb and in respectful heed,
gathered to remember the sol-
diers who have fought and died
in war.
The solemn service was held
at the Clewiston cemetery on the
outskirts of town on Monday at 11
a.m.

June 5
When Harlem residents met
to discuss vital community issues
two weeks ago; the most press-
ing concern on their mind was
crime.
In the month-long period pre-
ceding the meeting, 29 break-ins
were reported in the community.

June 12
In anticipation of times of
emergencies, families are urged
to have a plan ready. Sorting
through various scenarios, the
task can be daunting, and many
go without one.
For Lupe Taylor, Amy Howard
and the emergency management
team, procrastination is not an
option.

June 19
'To of the four people -- in-
cluding a Clewiston woman --
arrested and charged in a brutal
attack that killed one man and
sent another to the hospital, were
indicted by a grand jury May 23.

June 26
A major shift is about to take
place in the history of the Lake
Okeechobee region.
On Tuesday, June 24, Gov.
Charlie Crist announced a pro-
posed land acquisition that will
have a monumental impact on
the future of agriculture in the
area.

July 3
A few short hours after a fire
was called in to the Clewiston Fire
Department, Sonny's Real Pit Bar-
B-Que, a popular lunchtime eat-
ery, was just a memory.

July 10
The -Florida Department of
Education released highly an-
ticipated grading scores for all
Florida schools on Tuesday, with
the Hendry County School District
receiving an overall "B" grade this
year.

July 17
During the Tuesday, July 8 Hen-
dry County Commission Meeting
at the Harlem Civic Center, the
county's board of commissioners
unanimously voted to approve
the hiring of an outside contract
attorney and lobbyist.

July 24
Two men with a combined
2,000 jumps.to their credit collid-
ed 60 feet in the air after a failed


skydive attempt at Air Adventure and are looking for a fourth man
in Clewiston. for questioning.


July 31
Although his time as the
school district's superintendent is
coming to an end, Tom Conner is
still doing what he can to help lo-
cal.schools.
"You don't work for a place for
38-plus years and not care about
it," the current superintendent
said.

Aug. 7
A 62-year-old man who rou-
tinely baby sits children is accused
of molesting underage children. It
is the second time within the past
six years that the man has faced
such charges.

Aug. 14
The search for a missing boater
on Lake Okeechobee ended late
Sunday afternoon, according to
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission. An FWC
spokeswoman said the body of
Paul. A. (Bubba) Helton, 57, was
found at 5:05 p.m. on Aug. 10.
He was found by searchers in an
FWC helicopter, she said.

Aug. 21
The Hendry County School
District cancelled school classes
on Tuesday in anticipation of
Tropical Storm Fay increasing in
strength and running off course.
Local city halls and other govern-
ment offices were also closed.

Aug. 28
In an interview two weeks
ago, Ramon Iglesias at Roland
Martin's Martina in Clewiston re-
membered that it had been two
years since the lake was as high
as it was -- maintaining at 11 feet.
Someone must have heard Mr.
Iglesias and, on Wednesday, the
lake level stood at 13.81 feet, ac-
cording to the South Florida Wa-
ter Management District.

Sept. 4
Deputies with the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office arrested a
man in connection with a shoot-
ing on Friday, charging him with
attempted murder:.

Sept. 11
The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office arrested three men in con-
nection with a shooting last week


Sept. 18
Montura is a large area with
very few houses. Intrinsically, it
is rural -- leading to a larger is-
sue with crime. The vast areas
of vegetation and trees obscures
illegal ventures as much as they
do the sun; and some criminals
have found it a perfect seeding
ground.

Sept. 25
For much of Friday, the city of
Clewiston seemingly ceased to
exist.
That's when a major commu-
nications line was reportedly dis-
rupted, shutting down about any
possible way that the town could
communicate with the outside
world.

Oct. 2
David McClusky's health was
beginning to deteriorate this year
right before Relay for Life 2008.
SAs the chair of the event, he
found the load of dealing with
arthritis, osteoporosis and other
symptoms a little daunting, but
found the help he needed to pull
off a successful event.

Oct. 9
In what has been the largest
pronouncement yet in the wake
of the U.S. Sugar's sale announce-
ment, Hendry County, along with
the Hilliard family, made public
their plans to compete as the fu-
ture site of an ambitious inland
port project.
A closely studied and scruti-
nized idea, the inland port proj-
ect, according to some analyses,
could serve as a major boon to
the area; with the capacity to pro-
duce tens of thousands of jobs
and serve as a surge to the local
economy through increased com-
mercial activity.

Oct. 16
What should have been a rela-
tively simple process of update
has some in the community furi-
ous for the way they believe the
issue has been proposed. On the
other side of the argumeht, at
least one local leader believes it
may be much ado about nothing.
At the center of the discussion
is a Clewiston charter that will be
placed before voters during the


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will be deciding whether or not
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a new charter.

Oct. 23
Long before residents grew
concerned with the economic
future of the area, Hendry County
has been hounded by unemploy-
ment rates traditionally higher
than most other counties in the
state.
Indeed, Hendry County has
previously topped the list of
highest unemployment rates in
Florida, and the most recent fig-
ures show the worsening of that
trend.

Oct. 30
Standing opposite each other
at Clewiston High School's caf-
eteria last week, both county
sheriff candidates did their best
to answer some of the tough-
est questions they've faced from
constituents throughout their run
.for office.
Except this time the questions
didn't come from your usual con-
cerned citizens; they came from
Edison College's Mass Communi-
cations Class.

Nov. 6
Steve Whidden, who most re-
cently served as an officer with
the Clewiston Police Department,
defeated longtime Sheriff Ronnie
Lee for the county's top law en-
forcement position on Tuesday.
Mr. Whidden, who opponents
argued lacked the experience for
the job, captured the majority of
the votes of residents that night.

Nov. 13
In an election year filled with
high emotions, vigorous debate
and historic implications, Hendry
County was not without its own
Election Day twist.
Just five votes separated in-
cumbent Property Appraiser
Kristina Kulpa and her opponent,
Phillip Pelletier when the count-
ing was done Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Nov. 20
"It was by far the most stress
I've been in all my life," rerrem-
bered newly elected Hendry
Sheriff Steve Whidden. "And then
it was the happiest night of all my
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Nov. 27
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Nov. 21. A long line of vehicles
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Dec. 4
A Riviera Beach man, driver
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dry County Sheriff's deputies to
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suspect of.
Ira Lee Haliburton, 25, told
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males after he picked up a pay-
ment for the soft drink products
in Clewiston.

Dec. 11
As the deadline for finalizing
the contract between the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict and U.S. Sugar quickly ap-
proaches, area farmers are asking
the district to avoid the uninten-
tional consequences of this deal,
which may hurt their businesses.
"The people we represent
should not be the unintended
consequence of a, lofty envi-
ronmental goal executed by a
bad business deal," said George
Wedgworth, president and CEO
of Sugar Growers' Cooperative.

Dec. 18
An oftentimes contentious
final meeting for the review of a
contract to purchase U.S. Sugar
carried over a day while propo-
nents and opponents made their
arguments.
A heated final few hours
seemed to test the patience of
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trict board members on Tuesday
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picked up a kitchen knife and
chased his father around the front
yard area. During the scuffle,
the witness managed to recover
the weapon from the suspect's
hands.
According to the offense re-
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12-ounce Budweiser beer bottle
and threw it at his father's face.
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tim and the suspect bloodied, al-
though the father, Felipe Ramirez,
initially refused to cooperate with
the sheriff's office. He offered that
he and his son had gotten into a


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His nose was still bleeding
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EMS arrived to treat both the
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suspect was taken into custody,
charged with aggravated assault
with intent to commit a felony,
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harm and possession of a deadly
weapon.
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