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Clewiston


Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928
Number 27 Thursday, Janu


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News in
briefs


Inauguration
Celebration
Historic Inauguration of
President elect Barack Obama.
A new birth of freedom
commemorates the 200th An-
niversary of President Lincoln's
birthday.
The Hendry County Demo-
zratic Executive Committee,
Commissioner Janet B. Taylor
- Coordinator and other spon-
sors invite everyone to come
witness the big screen televi-
sion airing of the Inauguration
of the first African American
president and the inauguration
Festivities in Washington, D.C.
This historic and memo-
rable occasion will take place
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 at the
Harlem Civic Center. Festivities
will begin at 10 a.m.
The oath taking should be at
12 p.m. Come join us and make
this an unforgettable event. Re-
freshments will be served.

Skydive Air
Adventures
Everglades Boogie
Bring your family and friends
Lo enjoy the 2009 Everglades
Boogie that will take place 6
miles west of Clewiston at Air-
glades Aiport on Jan. 24 26.
The fun begins at 8 a.m.
Take a ride in a fighter jet! Flay
a stunt plane or See bird men
flock across the sky!
There will be live entertain-
ment nightly and you can enjoy
tons of great Bar-B-Q and much
more.

John James
Audubon
presentation
This Chautauqua presenta-
tion by Professor George Frein
promises to be a special eve-
ning on Monday, Jan. 26 at 7
p.m.
He will portray Audubon in
period dress and in presenta-
tion, providing a fascinating
portrayal of how Audubon
lived, talked and evolved into
the important person he is in
World history.
The Museum was very for-
Lunate to have obtained this
program as part of George
Frein's limited schedule of per-
formances.
This event is the third of five
scholar presentations at the
Museum for 2008-09, made
possible through grant from the
Florida Humanities Council.
While the event is open

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Treasure hunting: Program visits area


Local academy
offers parents
night out


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- For Anna
Marie and her husband, the
parents of two children, finding
a suitable caretaker on a week
end night was next to impos-
sible.
To them, the desire to spend


some quality time together was
almost always out of reach.
The couple is like many
working parents who spend
most of their waking hours
tending to all of life's necessi-
ties. The brief respite on Friday
or Saturday nights gives them
the chance to wind down and
just relax for a few hours.
"A lot of parents need that
little out, and that little extra
time for themselves to go gro-
cery shopping, see a movie, go
to dinner," said Anna.


They aren't alone in Clewis-
ton.
The age-old solution to the
predicament could tradition-
ally be found in any number
of teenage girls who offered to
watch children -- but, more and
more, a good baby-sitter is hard
to find.
In Anna's case, she said she
had "big-time issues" finding
someone on the weekends.
"Teenagers now, they're
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Korf


contract is




approved


Submitted photo
The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on an 18-month national treasure hunt and will be
digging in Clewiston for five days. During the free event, locals will have a chance to
talk to world renowned antique and collectible experts. The event takes place Jan. 20
to Jan 24. at the Best Western of Clewiston on 1020 W. Sugarland Hwy. Hours will be
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more
information, visit www.throadshow.com.


A take oc

Many hopeful about
President-elect
Barack Obama;
eyes on
inauguration
By Stankeisha Burchell
Special to the Clewiston News

CLEWISTON The world
prepares to witness the inau-
guration of the nation's first
African American President,
Barack Obama.
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, Barack
Obama will be ordained into
presidency, and into what is be-
ing called a historic new era for
the country.
As the eyes of the world be-
come transfixed on the event,
many here in Clewiston say
they will be tuning in, as well.
The appointment of the first
president of color stirs feel-
ings of hope, change; but also
drives residents to wonder ex-
actly what form that change
will take, and whether the
country is poised to rebound
from its current recession.
More than 70 percent of the
residents questioned locally
said nothing, or nearly noth-
ing, while some preferred to
remain anonymous in voicing
their views.
Though it is understood that
politics is a prickly subject to
some, others have no reserva-
tions about their political posi-
tion.
In this community, race has


n inauguration
very little to do with anything, hopeful about Obama.
most will say. One person who wished to
"I gotta be honest with remain anonymous said, "I vot-
you," begins Marilyn McCor- ed for McCain because I love
vey, Clewiston city clerk. "It's Sarah Pain
not history-making to me," she "But I am glad Obam
says with a chuckle, just slight "But am glad Obama
enough to almost miss. won," she said.
"It doesn't matter about Mitchell Murphyof the South
black or white. "It's just an Florida Water Management Dis-
event," she says, "and he is just trict also looks forward to what
a man." the future has in store for the
Regarding her faith in the next presidential term.
upcoming president making a Murphy, like many others, is
difference, she answers, "Only
time will tell." looking forward to a prosper-
Janet Taylor sits on the board ous four years with the new
of county commissioners and president at the helm.
has a contrasting perspective. "I think he is someone who
"This is an historic event," will make a difference," Mur-
she says, "not only for the Afri- phy said with a strong southern
can American community, but accent. "I think we have some-
for our nation as a whole." thing to look forward to."
She is calling this occasion thing to look forward to."
an inauguration celebration. He says Obama's "new
And on that Tuesday, Corn- thinking" will be refreshing to
missioner Taylor and other all after eight years of the un-
community advocates will view varying.
the ceremony in its entirety at Lisa Castellanos is a medical
the Harlem Civic Center begin- assistant at a local doctor's of-
ning at 10 a.m. fice and has high hopes for the
It is important that the event incoming chief of staff as well.
be recognized at home, she tS
said. "I think hewill do good." She
"Everyone is invited to share adds an aside. "He can't screw
in this historic event. There will up any more than what's al-
be shuttles for senior citizens ready been done," she laughs.
and others in need, and we are But no matter the attitude or
working on an encore viewing the opinions, one thing is cer-
for the kids when school is out tain: as the eyes of the world
for the day," Commissioner the worl
Taylor said. are transfixed on the nation, so,
Many residents are neutral too, will the eyes of Clewiston.
about the next president. Stankeisha Burchell may be
Some even admit to voting contacted at msburchell@gmall.
for "the other guy" but still are comn.


County prepares for
legislative session

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- Following an
extended discussion regarding
it, Hendry County commission-
ers voted to approve a $125,000
contract with Judi Kennington-
Korf.
The county administrator
was briefly put on the hot seat
on Tuesday as the commission-
ers and a resident wondered
aloud whether the amount was
justified.
At least one commissioner,
Darrell Harris, thought the sum
was too high for Hendry County
-- which finds itself in the posi-
tion of finding ways to trim the
budget under challenging eco-
nomic constraints.
"We're in the hole and it
scares me to death," warned
Commissioner Harris. "What's
gonna happen next year" if the
trend continues, he said.
Commissioner Kevin McCa-
rthy disagreed, suggesting that
getting the right person means
offering the right amount.
"If you can't afford it, you
can't have a county administra-
tor," Commissioner McCarthy
said.
Raoul Bataller, a citizen, ar-
gued that the contract calling
for the salary to be made ret-
roactive, was too demanding,
and urged commissioners to
reconsider.
"Seems like an awful
amount of gall," he said.
A comparison of salaries in
similarly sized counties aver-
aged $129,000.
Commissioners voted to
approve the contract, amend-
ing the retroactive compensa-
tion to when she was officially
made county administrator.
In preparation for the up-
coming legislative delegation
meeting, Hendry County offi-
cials reviewed their list of top
priorities.
Among other items, the
county is hoping to secure
appropriations for improve-
ments to the main courthouse
complex, stormwater improve-
ments, and grants for the wid-
ening of S.R. 29 and S.R. 82.
Commissioners agreed to
place the inland port project


and site high on the list, along
with the widening of S.R. 80,
east of LaBelle to U.S. 27.
The items will be presented
to visiting legislators during the
Jan. 27 meeting in LaBelle.
Commissioners also debat-
ed whether to formalize a fact-
finding group of citizens whose
goal is to help the county real-
ize a savings in its various insur-
ance policies.
The group was established
by volunteers late last year. The
citizens in the volunteer group
said the county stood to real-
ize savings in the hundreds of
thousands of dollars if they
compared what's available in
the insurance market.
On Tuesday, the members
of the informal board said they
preferred to operate without
the burden of having to adhere
to the Sunshine Law -- which
requires their meetings to be
advertised, and restricts mem-
bers from discussing their work
outside of a public setting.
The question was whether
the board would ultimately
make a recommendation re-
garding which insurance poli-
cies, and insurance companies,
are the best fit for the county.
"I don't want a scenario
where they are making a rec-
ommendation at the end of a
private process," Mark Lapp,
the county attorney, said.
Any desire to provide a rec-
ommendation to the board
underscored the importance of
establishing a formal advisory
board, the attorney said.
The members of that board
explained that no formal bids
had been requested of the in-
surance companies, and that
commissioners are entitled to
make their own decisions on
the matter without the influ-
ence of the fact-finding group.
"I think it's wrong where we
can't pick up the phone," and
talk to one another, said Wayne
Switzer, a member of the
board. Mr. Switzer said he had
done everything in his power to
ensure, "I don't break the law."
Nevertheless, commission-
ers decided that they would
like the board to make a formal
recommendation at the com-
pletion of their data-gathering
work.
For the sake of continuing
and completing their work, the
group agreed.


Courtesy photo/Discovery Day
Children in the Parent's Night Out program will be taken care
of in a licensed facility, by staff, explained Director Elizabeth
Garcia.


Volume 83,


Program gives parents



their weekend back


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ADVERTISEMENT


Roadshow in Clewiston This Week


Clean out those attics,
basements and lock boxes
and get ready to cash in


Clewiston Clean out
your lock boxes, jewelry
boxes and attics and you
can cash in BIG while the
Roadshow visits the area.
Roadshow buyers will
be in the area purchasing
all types of coins, gold,
jewelry, guitars and
more. The event is an
opportunity for locals to


sell their items directly to
the National Roadshow
Buyers. "Prices for gold
and silver are currently
trading at a 30 year high.
There is no better time
to cash in on the strong
market." said Roadshow
President, Jeff Parsons.
"Our traveling Roadshow
has been very popular over


the past 10 years and is
even more popular now
with the near record high
gold prices. During our
visit, local guests will have
an opportunity to bring in
the types of items we are
looking for and sell them


on the spot. People are
amazed at how much they
receive for gold and silver
at today's prices. "It's a
modern day gold rush,"
said Parsons.
The types of items
they are purchasing


include: all coins dated
1964 and before with one
exception, half dollars
which they want up to
1970. Silver dollars, half
dollars, quarters, dimes,
nickel and pennies are all
wanted. Rare coins and


The Roadshow is featured this week:


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coin collections are in high
demand. Paper currency
like silver certificates, $2
bills, etc. are also wanted.
Top offers are made for
all types of gold including
gold coins, Krugerrands,
Maple Leafs, other gold
bars, etc. All gold jewelry
including broken jewelry
is desired. Anything gold
is wanted. All silver items,
including silver coins,
bars and American Eagles.
Sterling silver items like
flatware, tea sets, etc. will
be purchased. Note: Items
must be marked sterling.
Other items of great
interest include Vintage
and modern day Diamond
rings, necklaces, loose
diamonds, etc.


Jeff Parsons examines coins brought to
the roadshow. The owner was offered over
$2,500 for the collection and decided to sell.


Our International Collectors
Association members are looking
for the following types of items.

* COINS Any and all coins made before 1965.
This includes all silver and gold coins, dollars,
half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies.
All conditions wanted!

* GOLD & SILVER PRICES AT 25 YEAR HIGH!
for platinum, gold and silver during this event.
Broken Jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket
watches, Kruggerands, Gold Bars Canadian Maple
Leafs, etc.

* JEWELRY Gold, Silver, Platinum, diamonds,
rubies, sapphires and all types of stones, metals,
etc. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, all others
including broken jewelry. Early costume jewelry
wanted.

* WATCHES Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega,
Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Ebel, Waltham,
Swatch, all others.

* POCKET WATCHES Chopard, Elgin, Bunn
Special, Railroad, Illinois,Hamilton, all others.

* TOYS All types of toys made before 1965
including: Hot Wheels, Tonka, Buddy L, Smith
Miller, Nylint, Robots, battery toys, Mickey
Mouse, all others.

* TRAINS Train sets, all gauges, accessories,
individual cars, Marklin, American Flyer, Lionel,
Hafner, all others.

* DOLLS Barbie Dolls, GI Joe, Shirley Temple,
Characters, German, all makers accepted.

* SWORDS The older the better all types
wanted.

* MILITARY ITEMS Civil, Revolutionary,
WWI, WWII, etc. Items of interest include
swords, badges, clothes, photos, medals, knives,
gear, letters, etc.

* ADVERTISING ITEMS Metal and Porcelain
signs, gas companies, beer and liquor makers,
automobile, implements, etc.

* TIFFANY Items signed by LCT, lamps, vases,
art glass, etc.

Visitors are bringing a variety of items
including gold, silver, jewelry, coins, guitars
and rare collectibles


Gold Prices High,
Cash In Now
"It's a modern day
gold rush," said
Jeff Parsons. Gold
is now trading at 30 year
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highs, and you can cash
in by bringing your items
to the Treasure Hunters
Roadshow. All types of
gold are wanted, including
gold coins, Krugerrands,
Maple Leafs, and other
gold bars, etc. All gold
jewelry, including broken
jewelry is accepted.
Anything gold is wanted.
All silver items,
including silver coins, bars
and American Eagles are
accepted. Sterling silver
items like flatware, tea
sets, etc. are welcome.


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The Roadshow
represents
many of the
world's top
numismatic
coin collectors
We have been
directly involved in
millions of dollars
worth of rare cash
and coin sales over
the past 15 years. Our
private collectors are seeking
all types of rare coins and
currency.
We have the resources
available to pay you top


prices for all types of rare
coins or entire collections.
We can arrange a private
discreet meeting with you at
your bank or in one of our
private suites. Whether you
are ready to sell your life long
collection or you are settling
an estate we are at your
service. We are professional,
honest and discreet.


Here is how it works:
* Gather items of interest (as explained
below) from your attic, garage, basement,
etc.
* Bring your items to the event
* There is no limit to the amount of items
you can bring
* No appointment necessary
* Lay out your items on the designated
table
* Speak with one of our Association
Representatives to determine the collector
value of your items
* If interested in selling, we will consult
our collector's database to see if a buyer
exists. 90% of all items have offers in our
database
* The offer is made on the spot on behalf
of our collectors making the offer
* If you decide to accept the offer, we
will pay you on the spot and ship the item
to the collector. The collector pays all
shipping and handling charges


* You get 100% of the offer with
fees


* The entire process
minutes


Collectors
desire vintage
military items
Items from both U.S.
and foreign origins from
the Civil War, World


Is your family
attic filled
with old and
forgotten
memoriesP
Many dolls created
before approximately
1964 are considered
antique and have
value with our
collectors association.
Most pre-1964 bisque,
china, paper mfich6, wood,
and wax dolls are considered


no hidden


only takes a few


War I, World War II,
Spanish-American War,
Revolutionary War and
Calvary times have great
value. Items such as
swords, daggers, medals,
hardware bayonets, etc.


desirable by collectors.
If your doll has original
clothing, wigs, shoes and
undergarments, that increases
its value.


Highest prices are paid
for 1950's and 1960's
era electric and acoustic
guitars.
Gibson, Fender, Martin,
National, Rickenbacker,
Gretch, Dobro, vintage
guitar amplifiers too!


The Treasure Hunter's Roadshow Event
continues through Saturday in Clewiston


www.treasurehuntersroadshow.com


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Thursday, January 15, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3


Arrest Report


Crime Stoppers


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



Drema Smith, 36
'Belle Glade
*Possession of
marijuana with
intent to sell
Tamper with,
destroy, or fabricate
physical evidence
Arrested Jan. 11
Released Jan 11 on
$6,000 bond
Jeff Pierrelouis, 20

Belle Glade


without violence
Arrested Jan. 6
No bond set


Melvin Graham, 19


'Belle Glade
'Robbery no
firearm or weapon
Arrested Jan. 7
No bond set


Stephondra Thomas, 19

Belle Glade
*Weapon offense -
missile into dwelling
vehicle, building, or
aircraft
Arrested Jan 9
Bond has been set
for $15,000

Adrian Walker, 24

-Violation of
probation: grand
Possession of
cocaine
Arrested Jan 6
No bond set

Juan Martinez, 32

-Pahokee
'Violation
of probation.
aggravated stalk -
violation court order
Arrested Jan. 6
Releases Jan 6 on
$6,000 bond

Christopher Williams, 31


-Pahokee
*Aggravated battery
- cause bodily harm
or disability
Arrested Jan 11
Released Jan. 11 on
$5,000 bond


Juan M. Giron, 25


*Clewiston
'Fugitive from
justice
Arrested Jan. 6
Arrested by Jimmy
Pilon


Lamont L. Campbell, 23
'Clewiston
-Sexual assault
by 18year old
custodian
'Sexual battery
victim 12 years
of age
Arrested Jan. 10
Arrested by
Investigator Louis
A Morales


Alphonzo Carter, 24

'Belle Glade
'Sale of cocaine
within 1,000 feet of
a place of worship/
business convince
Arrested Jan. 9
No bond set


Freddie Butler, 55
'Belle Glade
Possession of
cocaine with intent
to sell
'Sale of cocaine
'Dealing in stolen
property
Arrested Jan. 8
No bond set

Jose Zabala, 23


*Belle Glade
*Aggravated battery
- person uses a
deadly weapon
Arrested Jan. 9
Bond has been set
for $15,000


Nathaniel Strachan, 49
SBelle Glade
Out of county
warrant
SBooked for Baker
Co. Sheriff's Office
on charges: child
support purge
Arrested Jan. 8
Bond has been set
to $22,160
Tavarious Parker, 19

-Violation
of probation:
aggravated stalking,
grand theft motor
vehicle, fleeing or
attempting to elude
marked police car
Arrested Jan. 8
No bond set

Denarious Jones, 20

SPahokee
'Contempt of
court possession
of a schedule
substance
Arrested Jan. 8
No bond set


Lindsey Fields, 38
'Pahokee
'Violation of
probation: Driving
while license is
suspended felony
'Possession of
cocaine
Arrested Jan. 11
Released Jan 11 on
$9,000 bond

Darreyon Thomas, 23


drive while license
suspended habitual
offender
-Possession of
cocaine wth intent
to sell
Arrested Jan. 6
Released Jan 6
Marcus J. Belvin, 20


*Clewiston
'Violation of
probation: felony
Arrested Jan. 5
Arrested by Shawn
Reed


Eugene M. Cypress, 28


*Clewiston
* Failure to appear
for felony offense
Arrested Jan. 8
Arrested by George
Ever


Cartavious Chatman, 19

'Belle Glade
-Public order
crimes accessory
after the fact of first
degree felon
Arrested Jan 8
Released Jan. 8 on
$5,000 bond

Gerald Simmons, 30
*Belle Glade
'Possession of
cocaine
'Destroy, tamper or
fabricate physical
evidence
Arrested Jan 11
Released Jan 11 on
$6,000 bond

Kenny L. Thomas, 35


'Belle Glade
'Traffic offense
DUI alcohol or
drugs 1st offense
Arrested Jan. 11
Released Jan. 11


Nikkeria Parker, 23
MF., .Belle Glade
'Dealing in stolen
property
Fraud false
owner info pawn
items less than
$300
Arrested Jan. 7
Released Jan 7 on
$8,000 bond
Tommy Quintanilla, 26
'Belle Glade
.VOP felon with
gun/ammo
'Possession
of controlled
substance
Child neglect
Arrested Jan. 6
m Released Jan. 6

George Warren, 19


'Possession of
marijuana within
1,000 feet of a
place or worship
Arrested Jan 7
Releases Jan. 7 on
$8,000 bond

Nekiea Holden, 31
*Pahokee
'Possession of
cocaine with intent
to sell
'Destroy, tamper
with or fabricate
physical evidence
Arrested Jan. 7
Releases Jan 7 on
$8,000 bond
Felipe Hernandez, 17


na Ij


*South Bay
-Burglary of a
dwelling, structure
or conveyance
armed
*Resist officer with
violence
Arrested Jan 7
Bond set for $9,000


Travis King, 19


N Li
an


*Clewiston
*Out of state
fugitive, fugitive
from justice
Arrested Jan. 8
Arrested by Sgt.
Shawn Reed


Elias M. Covarrubi, 38


*Clewiston
*Nonmoving traffic
violation driving
while license
suspended third or
subsequent offense
Arrested Jan 8
Arrested by Deputy
Josh Woods


Denarius Bailey, 25

SBelle Glade
'Violation
of probation.
possession of
cocaine
Arrested Jan 8
Released Jan 9


Javian Ingram, 23

'Belle Glade
'Possession of
cocaine/resist
officer without
violence
Arrested Jan. 9
No bond set


Lisabela Martinez, 35

'Belle Glade
'Battery on person
65 years of age or
older
Arrested Jan. 12
Released Jan 13
under supervision


Pierre Fenelon, 57
'Belle Glade
'Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
'Cruelty toward
a child abuse
without great harm
Arrested Jan. 8
Released Jan. 8
Waldemar Dejesus, 30

'Belle Glade
'Vehicle theft -
grand third degree
'Resist officer -
wth violence
Arrested Jan 9
Bond has been set
for $6,000

Joviske Nelson, 23
*Pahokee
'Burglary with
assault or battery
'Battery felony
battery or domestic
battery by
strangulation
Arrested Jan. 6
No bond set

Verbian Foreman, 40



'Possession of
cocaine
Arrested Jan. 9
No bond set



Anthony Romano, 22


M


'South Bay
*Smuggle
contraband into
prison cellular
phone
Arrested Jan. 12
Bond set for $3,000


Wismick R. Lemene, 19

*Clewiston
*Sexual assault
on victim 12 years
or older, special
conditions
Arrested Jan. 11
Arrested by Greg
Henderson

Cristobal Cuesta, 52


-Clewiston
'Battery on person
65 years of age or
older
Arrested Jan 5
Arrested by J. Pilon


Florida Citrus Announces


Significant USDA Juice Purchase


Significant amount of
OJ purchased

INI Florida Florida Citrus
Mutual announced today that the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) plans to purchase ap-
proximately $26 million of orange
juice to be donated to child nutri-
tion and other domestic food as-
sistance programs.
In September, Mutual asked
the USDA to purchase a signifi-
cant amount of OJ to help reduce
inventories and boost grower re-
turns. In its request, Mutual told
the USDA of the rising production
costs, lower prices and mammoth
inventories now facing Florida cit-
rus growers. The USDA commit-


ment equates to about 7.3 million
gallons.
"In addition to helping one of
the country's great agriculture
industries, this significant USDA
purchase will provide a healthy
beverage for students, moth-
ers and their children across the
United States," said Michael W.
Sparks, executive VP/CEO of Flor-
ida Citrus Mutual. "We would
like to thank Secretary Schafer."
"U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam was
instrumental in this process and
we would like to thank him for
his leadership and support."
The USDA purchases high-
quality food products each year
for a variety of uses including the
national school lunch program,
the school breakfast program, the


summer food service program,
the nutrition program for the el-
derly and the emergency food as-
sistance program.
With today's announcement,
the USDA will survey potential re-
cipients to determine how much
product will be accepted. Then it
will seek the lowest overall cost
through a public bid process.
The Florida citrus industry
creates a $9.3 billion annual eco-
nomic impact, employing nearly
76,000 people, and covering more
than 576,000 acres. Founded in
1948 and currently representing
nearly 8,000 grower members,
Florida Citrus Mutual is the state's
largest citrus grower organiza-
tion. For more information, visit
www.flcitrusmutual.com.


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The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt the following by ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY
CODE OF ORDINANCES, MORE SPECIFICALLY
TABLE 53-1 TABLE OF USE REGULATIONS, TO
PROHIBIT AGRICULTURE IN RG-1, RG-1M,
RG-2, RG-2M, RG-3, RG-3M, AND RG-4, PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR
CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND
SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing on the ordinance will be held on
January 27,2009, at 5:05 p.m., at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East
Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.

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

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

Janet B. Taylor, Chair
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How the Grinch stole Christmas
NO BONUS: It didn't take long for word to get around. A few days
before Christmas the employees of ----- gathered together to share
some Christmas cheer and to hear the traditional words of apprecia-
tion for all their hard work and long hours throughout the year from
their managers. They also gathered together to receive the much an-
ticipated annual bonus checks which would, in most cases, pay for
Christmas for their families. But this year they received something very
ugly instead. They received a lump of coal in the form of retaliation
for voting to join a union. They were informed that there would be no
bonuses this year for that very reason. It should not have come as a
surprise that the union would eventually show an interest in the com-
pany's employees. It should have been viewed as a business matter,
but in the eyes of management, it was seen as personal and, as such,
the treatment of the employees became decidedly ugly. There were
threats, intimidation, obvious favoritism, but the most heinous attack
upon the employees was the withholding of the annual bonuses that
they had all earned. The company has a great customer service and
safety record BECAUSE of the employees. During the harvest season,
the busiest time for the company, these employees work 10, 14, 16
days in a row without a day off; up to 12 hours per day. Yes, they make
a lot of money during this time but they give 110% when they're on
the job and most will come in on a rare day off if needed without mak-
ing a fuss. They do it for the company and they do it for their bosses.
Voting to join the union was not a personal attack upon the company
by the employees, but the decision to withhold the annual bonuses,
and to blame it on the fact that the employees had voted to join the
union, was not only a personal attack on them, it was a personal at-
tack on their families as well -- on the wives and on the children the
managers have watched grow up. The company promotes itself as an
upstanding and respected member of the community. It supports this
and that, but it no longer supports its own employees; the very people
who do the hard work day after day. The management hurt children
at Christmas and that is beyond shocking and ugly.
MISMANAGEMENT: Word is quickly getting around about the
management at ----. It has been known for years they have "misman-
aged" people dependent on them because the people had no repre-
sentation; now they have the Union. True, these employees have fami-
lies dependent on them and with so few jobs in this area the company
offers excellent benefits, however, they have been at the mercy of the
"mis-managers" for a long time. Some of these "higher ups" know
what it is to have sudden illnesses that can't be helped in their fami-
lies, whether it be their children, themselves, or their spouse; know
what it is to have dependents to put food on the table for everyday
and clothes to put on them, yet the managers continue the seemingly
spiteful treatment of their employees just to punish them for happen-
ings beyond their control! They need to become a little more human-
ized each and every day rather than certain days of the week. It was
nothing short of their ignorance for the true Christmas season that
they withheld their employees bonuses. Bet they couldn't get to the
bank fast enough to deposit theirs!


Local Weather Forecast
Weather Forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service.
Clewiston and surrounding areas:
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Windy, with a north
wind between 17 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Windy, with
a north wind between 21 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Windy, with a north
wind around 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Windy, with a
north wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a north
wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. North wind
between 8 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
M.L.King Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.






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Letters to the Editor


Racism on Public
Forum
Dear Editor,
If the recent anonymous
"speakout" on racism was aimed
at statements I made regarding
testing at South Central Florida
Express, I must take strong ex-
ception.
The South Central Florida
Express (SCFE) is proud of its
diverse workforce and is commit-
ted to diversity and a hostile-free
work environment.
The testing that is referenced
is an annual track workers safety
test certification required by the
Federal Railroad Administration.
The purpose of this testing is
to ensure that our workers know
the rules so that they will be safe
while out working on the tracks.
If a worker cannot pass the
safety test they cannot work on
the tracks but are given opportu-

Clubs and

organizations


New Cougar board
members
Clewiston Cougars will be
electing the 2009 board mem-
bers. We are asking anyone who
are willing to volunteer their time
to the board. As well as, offer their
support, mentorship, and ideas to
the youth. Please come out on
Friday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Clewiston Cougar locker room
behind John Boy Auditorium.
Your support is greatly needed!

Fighting cancer,
fighting clutter
A new year is a great time to
clean out those closets and ga-
rages. Bring your unwanted items
and set up a table for a commu-
nity rummage sale. Saturday, Jan.
17 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the
U-Save/First Bank parking lot, the
U-Save Relay for life team will
host a community rummage sale
to raise funds in the fight against
cancer. You can reserve a table
and space to sell your items for
only $10 with the option to keep
your proceeds or donate them to
the American Cancer Society Re-
lay for Life. Pastries, coffee, burg-
ers, hot dogs, and drinks will be
sold on site and lively music will
make this a fun and exciting event.
If you would like to create a sign
or memorial for someone who
is fighting or has lost their battle
with cancer we will gladly post
and display these memorials at
the event. Call Marcia at 863-599-
0670 or e-mail at marciacue@aol.
com to make your reservation or
for more details. Everyone is in-
vited to come and enjoy the food
and fun while making a difference
in the lives of others.

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.

A.A. and N.A. Meetings


nity to retake the test.
We give the test in English be-
cause we have had problems in
the past with differing Spanish
used by people of different na-
tionalities.
To overcome this, SCFE pro-
vides extensive classroom train-
ing for its workers, including
providing Hispanic interpreters
during training.
When testing takes place, an
interpreter is again available and
SCFE even provides for oral test-
ing for workers who do not read
or write in English.
I believe that SCFE goes above
and beyond what is required in
order to make sure that all our
employees are offered equal op-
portunities to obtain FRA certi-
fication and do their jobs on the
railroad.
Sincerely,
Sam Mallo
Maintenance of Way Supervi-
sor, South Central Florida Express

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.

Go Green
Help the Clewiston News GO
GREEN and raise money for your
community group at the same
time!
Now readers can read the
Clewiston News online with every
page exactly as it appears in print
with an electronic e-subscription.
These subscriptions are available
by themselves (for those looking
to go totally "green" and read on-
line only) or also bundled with a
print subscription to the newspa-
per.
The Clewiston News will do-
nate $10 of every e-subscription
or print subscription sold by rec-
ognized local community and
civic groups.
For details, e-mail okcirc@
strato.net or call Janet at 863-634
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
*25 ways to Support Someone
Facing a Serious Illness
*Advance Directives
*Hospice 101 and Volunteer-
ing
Volunteer opportunities
include:
SProviding 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.


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Thursday, January 15, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5



10 vehicles involved in Belle Glade irleuu


Semi-truck, driving
eastbound on S.R. 80,
reportedly collides
into moving train

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
WESTERN PALM BEACH
COUNTY Foggy conditions on
Monday morning made for a se-
ries of ugly vehicle crashes on
State Road 80 near Belle Glade.
According to the Florida High-
way Patrol (FHP), a semi-truck,
carrying a load of sand, slammed
into a moving train at about 9:05
a.m.
Officials said that 50-year-old
Lazaro 1. Perez, of Hialeah, was
driving eastbound on S.R. 80 as he
tried to cross the railroad tracks.
The semi-truck reportedly
made contact with a 2008 Ford
Edge sport utility vehicle, driven
by 35-year-old Nichole Marie
Sweet.
The hit was reportedly made


after the woman was waiting for
the train to pass.
The accident, which took place
at S.R. 80 and Hatton Highway,
was part of a 10-vehicle pileup,
which ended up being six sepa-
rate crashes, officials said.
In the incident, it was revealed
that two dump trucks, two semi-
trucks, two standard pickup
trucks, a flatbed and a sedan were
among the vehicles involved.
Fortunately, only the semi-
truck driver suffered injuries as a
result of the crash.
It was revealed that the driver's
injuries were not life-threatening
after being transported to St.
Mary's Hospital by ground due to
the fog.
The woman in the crash suf-
fered no reported injuries.
FHP Lieutenant Tim Frith, driv-
ing westbound on S.R. 80, said
that on his way to the scene, he
witnessed the fog being 'very
dense and sporadic' from Semi-
nole Pratt-Whitney Road in Loxa-
hatchee to west of 20 Mile Bend.
"It was like patchy areas of fog


that was moving," Frith said.
At times, Frith was forced to
drop his speed to 35 miles per
hour (mph), depending on the
fog conditions.
That's 30 mph lower than the
posted speed limit on the high-
way, which is set at 65 mph.
Driving at a safe speed, the
FHP lieutenant did not arrive to
the scene of the crash until 9:45
a.m., about 40 minutes after the
collision occurred.
What he witnessed was a
loaded corn truck, along with two
dump truck, that flipped over on
the highway.
"That was just amazing what I
saw," Frith said.
"When I drove to the scene,
it was foggy the entire time," the
lieutenant continued.
"My initial thought was that
anytime I receive a call involving a
semi versus a moving train, there
are usually serious injuries or even
death as a result," he said.
"There were multiple trucks
involved and to find out there was
only one person hurt, we were


very surprised."
The visibility distance, due to
the dense fog, was reportedly at
zero miles on Monday morning.
"People couldn't even see the
truck crossing the railroad," Frith
said.
"They couldn't see the red
flashing lights because the visibil-
ity was that bad."
Due to the nature of the clean-
up that followed, officials said it
took until about 10:40 a.m. to re-
open the eastbound lanes to S.R.
80.
Once those lanes were open,
S.R. 80 was converted into a two-
lane highway.
The westbound lanes were
still closed because crews were
working on removing the debris
and accident remains from the
roadway.
It reportedly took until about 1
p.m. to clear the vehicles involved
from S.R. 80.
Afterwards, crews allowed for
the westbound lanes to re-open.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newsxap.com.


INI/Jose Zaragoza
The weather conditions on Monday morning near Belle Glade
consisted of a thick fog that impaired driving for many motor-
ists entering and leaving the city.


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Mayaimis Indians: Legacy of silver, gold


Treasures in the
Glades

By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The sun's western flight ush-
ered in the enveloping twilight
that slowly engulfed the last ves-
tiges of daylight in the Glades.
Imposing cypress trees that
dominated the horizon became
mere, shadowy vassals to the in-
vasive night.
The passage of night was in-
terrupted by a fiery, red glow that
pulsated from an ancient oak
hammock.
In the deep recesses of the
hammock, bright, orange flames
hungrily devoured large hewn
logs that were lying on a sloping
hill of sand.
The light from the fire shone
like a beacon, illuminating the
surrounding darkness
Inside the sphere of firelight,
enslaved Spaniards toiled fever-
ishly, digging a large open pit.
The exhausted, sweat-
drenched figures glistened like
polished ivory in the firelight,
while shadowy figures, likened to
mahogany statues, guarded the
fringes of the sand mound.
The fire had burned to hot
white embers when the weary
slaves, lying prostrate in the sand,
were stirred by a sudden breeze
that blew life into the fire's dying
embers.
A burst of flames revealed
stacks of glittering gold ingots,
and for a moment the eyes of the

Engagement


Garrett -

Feeney En-

gagement
Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Garrett,
Sr. of Belle Glade, Fla., are pleased
to announce the engagement of
their son, Donald D. Garrett, II to
Elizabeth E. Feeney, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Feeney
of Rye, N.Y.
The future groom is a graduate
of Glades Day School and George-
town University.
He is a Senior Account Ex-
ecutive with JobFox, Inc. in New
York, N.Y.
The future bride is a graduate
of Georgetown University and St.
John's University School of Law,
and is currently a Senior Associ-
ate with Bingham McCutchen LLP
in the Renewable Energy Finance
Group in New York, N.Y.


motionless men were enraptured
by the gold's warm glow.
The quote, "The love of mon-
ey is the root of all evil" has merit
in this fictitious story.
It is time to take "A Walk in
The Past" and hear some tall tales
about the curse of gold and bur-
ied treasures in the Glades.
Christopher Columbus sailed
under the king of Spain in 1492, to
find a watery route to the Spice Is-
lands, located in the East Indies.
Instead, he found a world
new to the Europeans, a world
he called the West Indies and a
people he named Indians.
Spaniards found gold in the
West Indies instead of spices, and
its gleam was infectious.
The allurement of gold and sil-
ver drew thousands of Europeans
from all walks of life to the West
Indies.
The West Indies were mined
of its precious metals, and many
of the Indian inhabitants were
worked to death in the gold and
silver mines.
This infectious greed spread to
the mainland.
Cortes conquered the Aztec
Empire, and later Pizarro con-
quered the Inca Empire.
An untold wealth of gold, sil-
ver and emeralds were plundered
from these empires and shipped
to Spain.
Spanish ships, called galleons,
carried the plundered treasures
back to Spain.
Ships sailing from Mexico to
Cuba sailed down the west coast
of Florida.
All ships sailing to Spain fol-


Although the couple, who
both graduated from Georgetown
in 1997, lived in the same fresh-
man dormitory and played sports
while at college, she played soc-
cer and he played football, their
paths never crossed.
They met in June 2007 at their
10-year college reunion in Wash-
ington, D.C.
A long distance relationship
ensued between New York City
and Washington, culminating
with Mr. Garrett's move to New
York in July 2008.
The couple were engaged at
the Inn at Castle Hill in Newport,
R.I., September 12, 2008.
A surprise birthday trip for Mr.
Garrett turned into a surprise en-
gagement for the couple when
Mr. Garrett proposed at the Inn.
A September 2009 wedding is
planned in Rye, New York.


lowed the Gulf Stream along the
east coast of Florida.
Hundreds of ships caught in
storms along Florida's coasts
floundered or wreaked.
Florida Indians looted the
ships treasures and killed or en-
slaved the castaways.
Like the Spaniards, the Florida
Indians found the gleam of gold
to be infectious.
The Calusas Indians demand-
ed these treasures as tribute from
tribes living along the east coast.
The Indians had no bean coun-
ters in those days, so the Calusas
got short changed.
Some Ais Indians who found
gold treasure hid and buried it,
not only from the prying eyes of
the Calusa, but also from their
own kinsmen.
Who could you trust with a
bowlful of gold?
The Calusa gave the Mayaimis
Indians on Lake Okeechobee
some of the tribute they collected
from those wily, Ais Indians living
on the east coast.
There were other treasures
that found their way to the lake
from an early form of capitalism
called bartering.
We will never know how
much gold and silver was brought
to Lake Okeechobee, but we do
know the Mayaimis Indians had
the 15th, 16th and part of the 17th
century to barter for treasures.
Listed are some tall tales about
treasures found around Lake
Okeechobee:
The treasure found at
Fort Center in the 1960s according


to Lawrence Wills, the famous
Lake Okeechobee historian, was
a Mother Lode.
He said, "There were heaps
and scads and slews of disc and
beads and pendants of 24 carat
gold, medallions, Inca ornaments,
and solid bars of gold and silver.
There were gold and silver or-
naments and figures to make your
eyes bug out." (True story.)
Armor breast plate found
in Glades County. (True story.)
A six-inch golden lizard
found in Hendry County. I read
the book entitled "Conquest of
Mexico," which is the journal of a
Spanish soldier, who fought with
Cortes.
He states several times in the
book that they received golden
lizards as tribute from the Aztec
Indians.
I also located a golden lizard in
a museum. (True story.)
Golden plates found in
Glades County.
I researched gold plates and
found journals that recorded the
production of gold plates in Mexi-
co and shipments to Spain.
Treasures found at the
Chosen Mounds are described by
Lawrence Wills.
He said, "A canon ball, ship's
spike, Spanish olive bottles, glass
beads and gold and silver orna-
ments were found.
A Ft. Myers paper on March 9,
1905 tells of some gator hunters
who found Spanish coins, silver
and gold beads the size of olives."
(True Stories.)
Gold nuggets found in
South Bay. (True story.)


Gold and silver beads
found at different locations in
Hendry County. (True stories.)
Gold coins found by
gator hunters in Hendry County.
(True story.)
A cache of gold coins
found by a deer hunter in Hendry
County.
These treasure stories and oth-
ers have become Glades folklore
over the years.
Some are true and others are
legends.
No doubt there are countless
treasure stories that have never
been told in the Glades because
silence is indeed golden.
I wrote this article "Treasures
in the Glades" because it is part of
our Glades Heritage.
Mounds must always be re-
spected.
It is a felony to dig in mounds
and rightfully so.
Treasure hunting on state
properties is illegal and a felony.
Private properties should al-
ways be respected.
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 Museum
Director.
He can be reached at clewis-
tonmuseum@embarqmail.com,
or by phone at 863-983-2870.


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marriage in September of 2009.


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VENUS, Fla. Cecile Elizabeth
(Yoder) Pape passed away Nov. 19,
2008. She was 96. A graveside ser-
vice will be Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009,
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Arrangements by Chandler Funeral
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CLEWISTON Vivian Swahn
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lyn, N.Y.; but was a resident of Cle-
wiston since 1976, passed away Jan.
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service.
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husband John
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children, Lynn Stevens of Winston -
Salem, N.C., Lori Williams of Clewis-
ton, Lee Lowe of Clewiston and
John Biggs 11 of Moore Haven, along
with their spouses, nine grandchil-
dren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at the
Turning Point Church of God in Flag
hole today, Jan. 15, 2009 at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Vivian requested
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46 units 7x15, 8x15,
10x15, 10x30,
12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on
Commereio St.
350 ft. from
Clewiston
Police Dept.
863-983-6663,
863-983-2808,
after hrs.
863-983-8979


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$1000.


THREE WHEELER three
wheel bicycle fair condition
$65. (863)467-9040



FRENCH DOOR 36" Brand
new 36"x80" Maple wood
Glass french door.
$100/neg. (863)357-2611
OVER THE fridge cabinet -
36"x12" natural solid oak
over the fridge cabinet.
$30/neg. (863)357-2611


CRIB SET (POOH) 10 piece
+ free toys, everything great
cond. call for info $80.
(843)271-0733


Employment
Full Time 0205


Merchandise



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




GOLDEN OAK Drop front sec-
retary 1900's Very nice
condition. $325.
(863)675-1218
RINGER WASHER- Antique, in
working order. $100 Firm
(863)467-4449
SINGER SEWING machine -
Singer sewing machine with
cabinet/table. good condi-
tion. $100. (863)467-5299


ELECTRIC WATER HEATER 40
gal. NEW IN BOX GE. 12
YEAR TANK WARRANTY.
$320. (863)634-6189
KITCHEN-AID WASHER and
Dryer Almond color good
condition; electric; will sell
together or separate $175.
(863)763-1377
REFRIGERATORS 2, good
working condition, 1 Ig., 1
small. $140/will separate.
Call 863-634-5236
SMALL REFRIGERATOR Hai-
er, 3 cu ft, like new, all
manuals, paid $91 sell for
$60 (863)763-0853
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$100 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778



SHED 12x24, 4 windows, 2
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FISHER PRICE CRADLE
SWING Pd 150$ Swings 2
ways, speeds +ALOT
MORE! $80. (910)546-2367
POOH SWING Days of hunny
infant swing. Like new, must
see paid $110 asking $50.
(843)271-0733



CLOTHING Girls' pageant
dresses. White,size 10 slim
and Fuscia size 12 slim.
$150. (863)558-0085



BASEBALL CARDS -
Unopened boxes. 1987-89
$150/neg. (863)612-1211



COMPUTER Black Dell, XP
Pro, Office, Games, Educa-
tional Tony $129.
(863)517-2782
DELL 962 ALL IN ONE
PRINTER WORKS GOOD
NEEDS INK COPY, SCANS,
FAXES $30/neg.
( 8 6 3 ) 7 6 3 0 3 8 0
(863)697-9521



ANTIQUE TREDDLE Sewing
Machine Must sell. $125.
(863)357-0166
BAKER'S RACK 5 Shelves 2
Drawers Light oak black
iron in good shape $50/or
best offer. (863)467-7996
BRAND NEW Sleeper Sofa -
Pottery Barn style tan/blue
linen stripes! $400/or best
offer. (863)357-5773
CHAISE CHAIR & Christmas
houses chair seats 2 peo-
le 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 DESK White.
Some storage. LaBelle $15.
(863)517-1663
COUCH & LOVESEAT Colors
are green & beige. Excellent
condition $350. Or best of-
fer. (863)357-3650
DINING ROOM Table Beauti-
ful 42x42 table with exten-
sion plus 4 matching chairs.
$200. (863)675-3516
DINING TABLE Round
wood/iron table W/4 chairs.
anytime $150.
(863)634-4945
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
for 32" TV All wood, storage
drawers/glass door, $200
(863)357-4532
LARGE LIGHT Oak Computer
Desk Large good desk with
lots of storage. $40/or best
offer. (863)467-7996
MAGNETIC TWIN SIZE MAT-
TRESS Kenkopad, cost
$400 new, will take $100,
like new (772)971-9474
MATCHING BEDROOM Set
3pc twin, cottage style-
mattress included $350.
(863)983-7734
ROCKING CHAIR Wood and
wicker. LaBelle $20.
(863)517-1663
SINGLE BED bedroom sets (2)
- with chest of drawers &
dresser with mirror, new
mattress covers, sheets and
blankets all included. $200.
(863)467-0234
SLEEPER-COUCH lyr old
Black cloth.Good condition-
call before 9 pm leave mes-
sage $400. (863)763-8562
SOFA FLIP'S DOWN INTO
DOUBLE BED, COLOR BLUE,
EXCEL CONDITION $175.
(863)763-1997
SOFA SLEEPER Queen size.
excellent condition very
clean $150/or best offer.
(863)357-7065



GOLF CLUBS 4 sets, 1 left
handed, metal woods, irons,
pufftter, bag, balls, $390 will
sell sep. (863)946-3123
RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, PISTOLS
(30) Remington, Rugers,
Brownings, S&W, Fox,
$5000 or sell sep
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4 Brand New 3/BR/2 5 BA Lennar Town Homes. 3/2 MH in Sunshine Lakes, with Screened
Amenities include: Pool. Gym and Cabana. Porch and Shed. Reduced $109,900
Call for more details,


CLEWISTON HOMES
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave $130,000
*3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $ 120.000
*"Short Sale"3/2 MH in Tower Lakes, w/
above the ground pool Call for Details
*3/2 MH in Hendry Isles, Corner reduced
$106,900
*2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave.Each unit has
2BR/I BA. lust Reduced $224,900
*3BD/2BA CBS Construction. Completely
Remodeled with Many Extras' $ I71 .500
*"Short Sale" 3BD/2fA on Osceola Ave.
With Pool Asking $159,900
*3BD/I BA on Trinidad Ave Great
Opportunity, $65,000

MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT/LABELLE
*Sportsman Paradisel 2/2 w/ Large SunRoom
addition in Moore Haven Yacht Club $98K
*2/1 MH. Lakeport w/ direct Lake"O"
Access Reduced to $109K
*Waterfront 2BD/2BA w/ 2-Bay Boat House
Lakeport Completely Remodeled. $249K
*Like new 3/2 CBS in Thatcher Blvd.
SHIP Eligible. $164,900
*2/1 CBS home on 3 5 Acres. 384 feet of
Highway 27 Frontage. Asking $125K
*2/2 CBS Home in Anchor Landings, Lakeport
Waterfront with Lake "O" Access. Exceptional
Value At $159,000


ACREAGE, lAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot on Bond St. Only $49,900
*3/2 MH on 5 Acres, asking $220,000
*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave $129 9K
*.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
*2 lots. Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43 9K
*Highlands Co 10, 28, & 80 AC
*Corner lot in Lake Placid. Reduced $79.900
*5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $75,000
*Vacant lot in Harlem. asking $14.900
MONTURA/FLAGHOLE
* 1.25 acre Lots avail Starting at $25K
*3/2 MH on Riverside St I 88 acre. $ 1 05K
*Montura lot 2 5 Acres $50,000 or can
be divided $25,000 each
*3/2 MH in Lindero St. I 09 Acre,
only $112.500
* [ 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 90 Acres Hwy
27 Frontage. Former Sonny's location.
*Operating medical office w/retail space,
great location only $475,000
*Mobile Home Park Great Investment
Opportunity Includes CBS Home with
Hwy 27 frontage lust Reduced
*Industrial Rail/Business Park CR 835. Sale or
Lease 36,000 sq ft. building w/ loading docks -
5600 sq ft metal building with truck bays


ANN DYESS
IC. REA ESTATE BROKER
420 E SU ANHWY.
;1 fW I i[f] U FI (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS lAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZAIEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 4/2 Osceolk with o/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- 3/2 SWMH Hooker's Point
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres nished $123 000 Rd $44 900
PB County $174,900 2/2 E Ventura Ave $85 000 RENTALS
4/2 Harlem $120,000 5/2 Caribbean $189,900 Call for Available Rentals
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 MOBILE HOMES VACANT LAND
Good income $174,900 M H M VACANTLAND
3/2/2 with pool and guest- 3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop Montura 1.25 acre lots
house $245,000 3/2 DWMH wit$79,000 h / pool available Call for Listings.
4/2 corner lot fenced yard 3/2 DWMH with /g pl 275 acres Pioneer
with shed $239,000 Evercane Rd Reduced $25,000
3/1 Pasadena with shed $165,000 11 Montura lots $12,000
$159,000 3/2 DWMH Woodlands- each
3/2 with pool on Ridge areat secluded corner lot Moom Haven 5 res. lts
1.3 acre lot $299,000 ?134,900 $75,000
3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres Moore Haven 2 res. bts
$285,000 with horse-barn fully $39900
3/2 Home with pool and fenced Montura REDUCED
apartment Davidson Rd to $84,900 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 Fbrk Nail's Rd $475,000
For Sale or 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 Venlura
with pool and much, much Available Call for Details $385K
more! @ 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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M1A RIFLE Springfield Ar-
mory M1A. Never fired pre-
ban. $1600/neg.
(863)673-3893
SAVAGE MODEL 99E .308
caliber with scope. Excellent
condition. $600/or best of-
fer. (863)673-3893
SHOT GUN Browning, A2000
12 gage mag., Automatic.
Like new. Only shot 2x's.
$340 (863)612-1211



COMPUTERIZED TREADMILL
Used 6 times. Can fold to
store. $458.00 New. $250.
(863)227-2567
EXERCISE TABLE Stauffer,
motor driven. Works great.
$50 (772)971-9474
HEALTH EXERCISE bike -
New exercise bike with back
support, programs, checks
your pulse paid 300. $125.
(863)634-5236
PRO-FORM TREADMILL -
Works perfect, spacesaver.
w/2FREE wrist/ankle wgts.
$150. (910)546-2367
WELDER PRO Club Weight
Bench and 3001b weight
set $350/or best offer.
(863)885-1172
WESLO CADENCE TREAD-
MILL 830 Extended strides,
auto incline, $125. Call
(863)467-8681
WESLO G -30 treadmill An
ideal treadmill for beginners,
the Weslo G-30 offers a 1.0
Continuous Duty HP motor.
Mint condition! $100/or best
offer. (863)634-5506



AUTO INFLATING AIR BED -
Plug in fill w/air, instant bed.
Like New $100.
(863)357-6190


SCOOTER Meritus S541
$695 (863)983-7949
SCOOTER -Handicapped, 2
seater, 4 wheel, $800 or
best offer (863)467-6009


GENERATOR 11 hp, 5650
watt. LaBelle $300.
(863)612-0992


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAAap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Housing
available. CALL Aviation In-
stitute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
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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.
FOUR LOW RIDER 17" chrome
rims, universal lugs, 2 tires
$100 For All (863)801-4940
NEW WELDER Hobat 10,000
watt, 20 hp Kohler 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 TODAY! REF
#FL08.
TWO Awnings 60" X 48" ask-
ing $50 for both
(863)467-6009
WOOLEY SHED 14 X 22 A/C
Auto garage door, paid
$9500 will sell for $5000
Neg. (863)697-3108


BLACK LAB 8 mos old, very
friendly, neutered & house-
broken, all shots, needs a
yard. $100 (863)484-2052
CLEWISTON FREE 6 mth old
Brown mixed female dog
very friendly $0.
(863)263-1601
CLEWISTON FREE Mixed
Hound Puppies 6 weeks
old-2Boys & 3Girls $0.
(863)228-7792
FISH TANK 50 gal. w/ stand,
rocks, & 2 fish. Okeechobee.
$100/or best offer.
(561)719-5411
YORKIE 2 12 week old fe-
males with papers and shots
$800 Firm, Ready to go!
(863)467-0218



HOT TUB 4 person Octagonal
hot tub, new pump, new mo-
tor,Runs great!!! $1000.
(863)233-1223


COMMERCIAL SEWING Ma-
chine Works good. Must
sell. $150. (863)357-0166



COMPOUND BOW BASS PRO
QUIVER,ARROWS.60
LBS.31"PULL.LIKE NEW.
$125. (863)763-4588
MOTORCYCLE HELMET -
Brand new HBC Helmet.
Open faced with visor. $50.
(863)357-2611
REMMINGTON 700 BDL ,
270 New in box $550. FIRM
(863)697-1198
SLATE POOL Table Large ta-
ble (98" X 54") Leisure Bay,
Blue felt top, great condition.
Oversized ball and claw legs.
Balls & Cues included. Con-
tact Tues-Sun anytime
$650/or best offer.
( 8 63 )4 6 7 9 1 2 5
863)634-4945
SWAMP BUGGY-Palm Beach
Style 350 Auto, 400 Turbo
Trans, Offset 12x24 Tractor
Tires $4500 (863)447-5456



SPEAKERS 2 15" Kicker CVR
in box with 2000 watt amp
$600. (863)697-9014



PHILLIPS 60" Big Screen TV,
Digital ready, very nice con-
dition. Call Billy $500 Nego-
tiable (863)467-7011
TELEVISION 65", Mitsubishi,
excellent condition, $700
(239)340-8503
TELEVISION 52" Phillips & En-
ter. Center 74"Hx102"W,
holds TV, $650 for all or sell
sep (863)675-8987


CRAFTSMAN 10" Radial Arm
Saw Excellent condition
Hardly used. $150/neg.
(863)467-8823
CRAFTSMAN CONTRACTOR -
Craftsman 10" Cabinet saw.
New Model 22114N
$500/firm. (863)467-8823
PRESSURE CLEANER pres-
sure cleaner with Honda en-
gine. Like new condition.
200. (863)467-5299


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


WANTED: non-working medi-
cal scooters. (863)610-
1120

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Produots 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 9 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




SQ 720 BUSH HOG- 6 ft, Good
Condition $1500
(863)430-6087



BUNTON ZTR Comm Mower -
ZTR 50"cut, 20HP Kohler
Works great $2400/or best
offer. (863)697-2032
CRAFTMAN RIDING lawn
mower $400/or best offer.
( 8 6 3 )2 3 4- 0 8 1 9
(239)645-9596
LARGE STAGHORN AIR FERN
$250 Water fountain pedes-
tal style $60.00
(863)610-2993
LEAF MULCHER Used very
little $195. (863)675-1218
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO
(863)763-5389
PUSH MOWER 20" B&S en-
~ine, runs and cuts great!
35. (863)532-0188
RIDING MOWER Yard Man
42"cut, 15 HP Kohler Runs
great. $250. (863)532-
0188


RIDING MOWER- Huskee, like
new, 42" cut, 22hp Kohler
mtr, less than 20 hrs.,
$1100. (863)843-0759 or
(863)675-0910


CATTLE OILER $15
(863)675-0349
HEADGATE with mounting
brackets $100.
(863)517-0470
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-ham. 763-3127



DWARF RED Button Ginger
Lily- Plants come in 1-3 gal-
Ion pot sizes $12.
(863)675-3741
LADY PALM Grows well in-
side or outside $21.
(863)675-3741


Rentals



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



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.
CLEWISTON 1BR Efficiency.
Furnished. All utilities paid.
No pets. $700 mo. + sec.
dep. (863)983-3151
Efficiency Apt., close to Lake
Okeechobee, cable, water &
sewer incl., 1st mo. & dep.
up front. (863)983-3151


INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP -
4000 sq ft, 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
NEW YEARS SPECIAL
1 MONTH FREE RENT!
BRAND NEW TOWNHOMES
For rent w/ option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br,
2'/ba, 1 car garage. Stainless
Steel appliances, incl washer
/ dryer. Furnished upon
request. Walking distance to
Lake Okeechobee & Roland
Martin's Marina in Clewiston.
$1000 mo. + $500 sec. &
until. ($100 +/-). Call for more
information. 732-496-5454


3Br 2Ba Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4 Br $259/Mo! for list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3/2, 2 car
garage, W/D, Screened
porch w/Hot tub, Pets OK,
$1200/mo (863)634-5236
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3br, 2ba,
front screen porch, hot tub,
W/D, pets okay, $850/mo
(863)634-5236
CLEWISTON 3BR/2BA,
313 E. Trinidad
Call (863)805-0001
CLEWISTON 402 E Ventura,
3/1, $675/mo, $600 sec. No
inside pets, Call Tricia
(863)805-2872
CLEWISTON 429 E Trinidad,
3/1, $600/mo + $600 sec.
No inside pets, Call Tricia
(863)805-2872
Duplex Apt.- 3 br, 1 bath on
Belmont St. Very clean, yard
is maintained, Adults Only.
No Pets. $650 per month.
1st month & $650 sec. de-
posit + ref's. 863-612-9881
or 239-691-6847
HOME 2BR/1BA, Ig. family
rm., encl. porch, partiallyfur-
nished. (863)983-5260
PIONEER Newer, 3/2, mfg.
home, completely fenced,
several acres, $900/mo
(954)815-6363


PORT LABELLE, 2BR, 1.5BA,
single family house, w/gar-
age, $700 mo. plus sec.
dep. 863-634-2975.


MOORE HAVEN- Furn. rm,
A/C, Dish Satellite, Movie
channels, Util incl $125. wk.
$125. Sec dep (863)946-0355


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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Salel1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
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Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
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Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



CANAL POINT RIDGE 3br,
1ba, $75,000 & 3br, 2ba,
$85,000.
LAKE PORT 3br, 1ba, de-
tached garage, boat ramp,
1 min from Lake, $78,500
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(863)673-5071



20+ ACRES & POST & BEAM
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Ridge, City water, Impact
fees paid, $47,000
(561)635-8478
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Rd., 3 lots & a trailer, asking
$72,500 or best offer.
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For Rent 2BR/2BA Mobile
Home, w/20 acres, good for
horses, $700 me.
239-693-2790
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms
Low Deposits &
Reasonable Payments
863-983-3554
MONTURA 4BR, 2BA Large
DWMH, 6ft chain fence.
Polebarn\Carport &
Shed\Workshop $800\mo.
863-983-2841 after 6:00pm
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561-721-2230
BHR 2br, 2ba, Ig lot, 17 x 42
screened lanai, boat slip, un-
deroof w/lift, sprinkler sys-
tem, clean & quiet, sea wall
& lake access, $120,000 or
lease option.(859)661-4344
Casa manufacturada 4/2ba
$49,000 Financiamiento ra-
pido y facil. Si tiene el torre-
no posee. Llame para mas
info 863-612-6511
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
3BR, 2BA, 1 acre corner
lot. (863)673-0369
LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
SWMH, 1/1 with additional
room, on rental lot. Call for
details, leave msg
(863)763-8054
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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/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/AT'Vs 3035




CENTER CONSOLE MAKO
17FT Select- 90 HP Mercu-
ry on trailer, runs great.
$1350. (239)878-7533
FIBERGLASS CANOE Select -
in great condition $125.
( 8 6 3) 2 3 4 0 8 1 9
(239)645-9596
HYDRASPORT BASS BOAT -
16'4"., with a 115 HP Out-
board Motor, New carpet &
cover, Trailer included
$5000 Firm (863)467-2316
OPEN BOW BOAT, 17 Ft. w/
Trailer. $300 FIRM
(863)763-0812
SULLIVAN, 1994 14' alum.,
20HP Merc, Johnson trl mtr,
live well, Magic tilt trl,
$1,400. 863-763-2526


GULFSTREAM, '05 34', 3
slides, air, awning & genera-
tor, $28,000 neg or trade for
antique car. (352)396-2773
HOLIDAY RAMBLER RAMB-
LET 1972 2 axle,2 a/c,in-
terior needs work must sell
$700. (863)467-4650
Holiday RV Breckenridge
Park Model Dealer, New
starting at $24,900. Rt. 41
South, Ft. Myers, between
Alico Rd. & Corkscrew Rd.
(239)590-0066
Holiday RV Cash for your RV
or Park Model Trailer.
(239)590-0066
Itacsa by Winnebago, 1987
22' onan generator, self con-
tained $2,000 LaBelle
(239) 200-1159
JAYCO 1999, 27' MINI
MOTORHOME- V10 Ford en-
gine, 4 new tires, very low
miles, needs some repairs,
best offer gets it. can see at
4012 SW 11th way-Okee
$9,999 (863)634-5487
JAYCO '01 35ft, 3 slides,
loaded, $13,900
(863)983-4949
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




BOAT MOTOR 15HP Long
Shaft $400/firm.
(863)467-7606
TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a Ford van, bolts
on, cost $120 asking $80.
Neg (863)610-0521.



SUZUKI RM 125 2000 dirt-
bike, very low hrs, runs good
$1000/or best offer.
(863)763-6297
TRAIL BIKE 125 '04 runs
good, $600 (863)801-5678
YAMAHA 750 VIRAGO 1992 -
17,000 miles, shaft drive,
saddle bags, runs great.
$2300/or best offer.
(863)357-6315




HONDA RANCHER 2005,
350 4X2, low hours, good
cond. $2600 Neg.
(863)430-6987
MINI SPRINT RACE CAR -
750 Kawasaki engine, Four
torsion bar suspension
$3500 (863)805-2877
SUZUKI 500 VINSON '05 like
new, 696 miles, 4 WD,
winch, trailer, $4500 or best
offer (863)697-1771


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1996
Air bags, alarm sys. Anti-
lock brakes, bucket seats,
loaded, p/w, snrf, V-8, rear
defrost, tinted windows, cc,
CD, auto. Alloy whis. A/c
black sp 50k runs fast 5,7 It
$14000. (863)357-3305
FORD ASPIRE '96 40 mpg, 5
spd, AC, 85K, $1200 or best
offer (239)590-85721
FORD MUSTANG '96 auto,
AC, good on gas, $2500 or
best offer (863)763-0380 or
(863)697-9521
HONDA CIVIC 1995 runs
good $2000/or best offer.
( 8 6 3) 2 0 1 3 49 2
(863)261-1181


FORD PROBE 1997 4-cyl,
air bags, alarm sys. Bucket
seats, 1 owner, a/c, auto.
Cc, fwd good pull behind for
rv.red $3000.
(863)357-3305
FORD TAURAS XL 1997 4
doors, 70,000 original miles,
one owner, everything works
great mpg!!! $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
OTHER Select Fiberglass
tool box for full size pick up,
like new $100.
(863)675-1690
TOYOTA COROLLA, 1991 4
door, 4 cyl., auto, cold A/C,
Good rubber & gas mileage,
850. Call 863-763-2526
TOYOTA COROLLA '92- Auto,
AC, asking $1250 "as is"
Neg. (863)697-9005 or
(863)532-0189 Anytime




DODGE RAM P/U 1988 -
4-wd/318/4 spd/granny low
gear $2000/neg.
(863)227-2583



CLUB CAR TWO SEATER
2002 Excellent condition,
Hurry Call today won't last.
$1795. (863)843-0062
EZ GO-Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer,
(863)697-1350
GOLF CART YAMAHA GAS
Select New Engine -
$895. (863)675-1472
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doing you in, its time to
look for a helper in the
classified.




POSITIVE TRACTION Unit -
For 1/2 Ton Pick-up Truck
$200. (863)801-5687
RIMS -Chev Silverado, Brand
New, slotted Grey steel,
16"-8 lug center caps,Iug
nuts, $100. (561)573-3499
TONNEAU SOFT COVER- like
new,fits 6.5 ft. bedroll
up,clamps on, $150.
(863)635-5186
TRANSMISSION Good-used
4L60E from GM 1500 4X4
$400. (863)801-5687
VENT SHADES BRAND
NEW,smoke,Dodge Mega
Cab 4 door $25.
(863)635-5186



FORD F250 XL 1993 4x4,
351 auto, longbed, runs
good needs TLC $2500/or
best offer. (863)763-6297
JEEP COMANCHE 1990 -
2WD, 5 speed, runs good.
30" buckshot tires $900/or
best offer. (863)612-6350
TOYOTA PICKUP '94 2 whl.
dr., runs good, $20 to fill,
doesn't burn oil, cold a/c,
$3100 neg. (863)674-1181
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CHEVROLET BLAZER 1996 -
Sporty wheels 4-wd,Navy
blue,2 dr. V-6, Must sell!
$2500. (863)467-4650



ENCLOSED UTILITY Trailer -
2003 6'x 12' 3500 Ib. single
axle. Lighted interior. Very
nice condition. White.
$1700/or best offer.
(239)986-0296
UTILITY TRAILER 4x6, like
new, purchased 2 mos. ago,
$400. (863)843-0759 or
(863)675-0910
UTILITY TRAILER-single axle
ENCLOSED 6X12
vent,lights,side,rear doors.
$2300. (863)634-2303
WORK TRAILER heavy duty
single axle good work trailer
wood floor $150.
(863)801-3899


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 05-935 CA
UCN: 282996CA00093 XXXXXX
WELLS FARGO BANK, N A,
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST
SERIES 2005-FF6,
Plaintiff
vs
JEI MY r. MILLREN; SAMANTHA A.
LLIR FIRST FRANKLIN FINAN-
AL C RR; PORT LABELLE UNIT
UR P OPERTY HOMEOWNER'S AS-
CIATI N, INC UNKNOWN TENANT
0. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and
L UN MOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
TERECTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER
AGt NST A NAMED DEFENDANT
TH ACTION, OR HAVING OR
AIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TI1-
E OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
H REIN DESCRIBED,
etendants
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order or Summary Final Judomena of
foreclosure dated January 31,2007 and
n Order Resetting Sale dated January 8,
009, and eeneed in Case No 05-938-
:A, UCN: 2200CAOOO93XXXXXXx oa
e Circuit Curt of the Twentieth Judicial
rcul in and or Hendry County, Florida,
erein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE MIMI TRUST SERIES
0O5-FF6 is Plaintiff and JEREMY D
MILLIREN; SAMANTHA A. MILLIREN:
FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORP;
ORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY
HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC.;
NKNOWN TENANT NO. 1: UNKNOWN
ENANT NO 2, and all unknown parties
claiming interest by, through, under or
against a named defendant to this action,
or having or claiming ing to have any right,
title or interest in the property herein de-
scribed, are Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash on the
Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk's
Office at the Hendry County Courthouse,
25 EastHickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL
33935 in Hendry County, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2009, the follow-
inQ described properly as set forth in
said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 12, BLOCK 2172 OF PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing
special accommodation Io participate in
this proceeding should contact the Clerk
of the Courl not laler than five business
days prior to the proceeding at the
Glades County Courthouse, Telephone
B63-946-0113 or 1-B0O-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service.
DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on Jan 9,
2009.
BARBARA BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Debbie Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, PA.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO Box 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
307350 CN 1/15,22/0O
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 26-200B-CA-000B36
MARK MOLBEGAT
Plaintiff
vs
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., metal.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
JANUARY 5, 2009, entered in Case
No. 25-2008-ca-000836 of the Circuil
Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit
In and for Hendry County, Florida
wherein Pilr Home Developers, Inc., a
Florida Coraporation, Vianca P Aguilar,
BealrUi Djebelll Perez, Ricardo Oriz,
Maria One are Defendants, lwillsell to
the highest and best bidderfor cash in
the Hallway in the front of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court Administralion Build-
ing, 25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle,
F orida atll 00 o'cckAM onJANU-
ARY 28, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wil
The West 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the
Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of
the Northwest 1/4 of Section 14,
Township 44 south, Range 32 East,
Hendry Counly, Florida, also known as
Lot 3 3365 in MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES.
Dated al LaBelle, Florida this JANUARY
7,2009
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of he hs pndens musl file a claim
within 60 days after the sale,
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
307354 CGS 1/15,22/2009
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO 200o8-12-CA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC
Plamintr
es
JOSE A. PACHECO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JOSE A PACHECO, MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONS SYS-
TEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUN-
TRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC, and
any unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under any of the
above named Defendants,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE Is hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Hendy County Florida, will on bhe
28th day of January, 2009, at 11 00
o'clock AM, at the Front of the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuil Court in the
Hendry County Courthouse, being be
2nd Floor hallway of the Hendry
County Courthouse Building, LaBelle,
Florida, offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following
described property situate In Hendry
County, Florida:
Lot 14, Block 2204, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 7, according to the plat thereof,
as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 115,
of the Public Records of Hendry
County,Florid a.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered
in a case pending in said Court, the
style of which is indicated above
Any person or entity claiming an inter-
est in the surplus, it any, resulting
from he forecisure sale, olher I han
the property owner as of the date of
the Lis Pendens, must ile a claim on
same with the Clerk of Court within
60 days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 7th day of January,
2009
It you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you
are entled, at no cost to you, et
the provision of certain assistance
Please contact the Deputy Court
Administrator who office is located at
Hendry County Courthouse, 125 Pratt
Blvd. LaBelle, Florida 33935 and
whose phone number is (941)675-
5217, within 2 working days of your
receipt of this Notice, l you are
hearing or voice impaired,
call 1-800-955-8771
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/D Hammond
Deputy Clerk
307380 CGS 1/15,22/2100

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
Case No. 22-2008-CA-000107
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, FOR THE
BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLD-
ERS ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST
2007-10CB MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-10CB
Plaintff
vs.
RUBEN FLORES, a/k/a RUBEN C.
FLORES, metal,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
ure Including Award of Attorney's
ees and Costs dated December 22,
008, entered in Case No 22-2008-
:A-000107 of the Circuit Court of the
Oth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades
aunty, Florida wherein THE BANK OF
EW YORK, FOR THE BENEFITOFTHE
:ERmnFICATE HOLDERS ALTERNA-
,VE LOAN TRUST 2007-10CB MOUT-
AGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATE, SERIES 2007-10CB is
e Plaintiff and RUBEN FLORES, al/k/
UBEN C. FLORES; ALMA FLORES
a/k/a ALMA V. VLORES; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee
for DECISION ONE MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, LLC, JOHN DOE and JANE DOE
is/are Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best biddertorcash, inthe
City of Moore Haven, Florida at 11
o' clock A.M., on Thursday, the 29th
day of January, 2009,, the following
described property, assel north in said
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure Including Award of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs, to-wit
Lot 1, Block 20, PORT LABELLE UNIT
102, a Subdmlvsion according Io the
Plat hereof recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 56, Public Records of Glades
County, Florida
DATED this 31st day of December, 2008
JOE FLINT, Clerk
By: /S/Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
SEAN M. MOLONEY, ESQUIRE
ADORNO & YOSS LLPF
PO Box 143107
Miami, Florida 33134-3107
(305) 460-1100
In accordance wi the Americans with
Disabillites Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
Senior Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at the Lee
County Juslice Center, Rm 3112,
1700 Monroe SIree, Fort Myers, Flori-
da 33901, telephone number
813N 335-2299, 1-800-955-8771
iTo), or 1 (800) 955-8770 (V), via
Florida Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to Ihe proceed-
ing.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
305964 BGS 01/08,15/09




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-031975
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, a water management district
organized and existing under the laws of the State of Florida,
Plaintift,
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE TAXPAYERS,
PROPERTY OWNERS AND CITIZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH
FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING
PROPERTY DR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY
RIGHTS, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION HEREIN
DESCRIBED, OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY,
Defendants
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SECOND AMENDED NOTICE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE UPON GRANTING OF
PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE OF BOND VALIDATION PROCEEDING
TO:THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND
CITIZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MAN-
AGEMENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRESIDENT OWNING PROPERTY OR SUB-
JECT TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY RIGHTS, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION HEREIN DESCRIBED, ORTO
BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY
This Courl having caused the hearing on December 12, 2008 al 10 30 a m to be
opened In open court hereby considers Plaintiff's, SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MAN-
AGEMENT DISTRICT (the "District") motion for Continuance of the Bond Validation
hearing on December 12, 2098 at 1930 a ,and having considered same
HEREBY ORDERS AND ADJUDGES that the bond validation hearing is hereby
continued to the 6th day of February, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. (three hours reserved).
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, thaI the Stale of Florida, and ihe several
property owners, taxpayers and citUens af Palm Beach County, Broward County
Charlotte County, Collier County, Glades County, Hendry County, Highlands County,
Lee County, Martin County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe Cuny, Okeechobee
County, Orange County, Osceola County, Polk County and SI Lucle County, Includ-
ing non-residents owning property or subject to taxation therein and all others hav-
ing or claiming any r eight, little or interest in roperly to be atecled in anywaybythe
Issuance ofthe COPs herein described, orto be affected iheeby, appear before the
Honorable Judge Donald W. Hatele on the 6th day of February, 2009, at 1:30 p.m.,
in the Palm Beach County Courlhouse, 205 North Dixie Highway, Room 11-B, Wesit
Palm Beach, Florida 33401, and show cause why the prayers of the Complaint for
Validation and Supplement to Complaint should not be granted and the legality of all
proceedings in connection therewith and other matters set forth in said Complaint
and Supplement to Complainl should not be validated and confirmed as therein
prayed.
IT IS FURTHERED HEREBY ORDERED AND ADJUDGED thaI by virtue of the
opening of this proceeding hat all persons who wish to be heard hereby have notice
of the continuance of the hearing to the 61h day of February, 2009, and that publica-
tion of Ihis Notice and Order is necessary as required by Chapter 75, Florida Slat-
utes
DONE AND ORDERED at the Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida, this 12th
day of December, 2005


305298 ON 01/14.21/09 & CN 01/15.22/09


/s/
Donald W. Hatele
Circuit Courl Judge


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 or 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
Nn YEAR nRCRipTinaN WHICH AssESSDn


516 2006 1-22-43-31-010-OOOA-0020


Ralph B & Gail Seymour


The Northwestone-quarteraf the Northeast one-quarter ftheNortheat one-quarter
of the Northeast one-quarler of Section 22, Township 43 Soulth, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida SUBJECT Io an easement for an access road of the West
30.00 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road described as fol-
laws A sirip of land in the East one-half of said Section 22, beginning al a point on
the East boundary of said Section 22, which is 237 38 teet Souh ofat the Northeasl
corner thereof run Westerly paralleling the existing rural road and canal to a point
which IS 1 5000 feet South of the Northwest corner of the said East one-haff of Sec-
tion 22, hence North along the West boundary line of said East one-half of Seclion
22 to the North boundary line of said Section 22; thence along said North boundary
line Easit o the Norlhwest corner Section 22, thence South alone the East boundary
line of Section 22 to the said Paint-o-Beglnning Also known as t 2, BlockA, 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 oatf Florida
Unless such cereifcate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such cerlificale will be sold la 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 291h day of January, 2009
Dated this 10th day of December, 200B
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304742 CGS 1/1, ,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 tl be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name In which it was as-
sessed are as follows:


DESCRIPTION
1-22-43-31-010-OOOA-0030


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
Ralph B. & Gail Seymour


The Northeast one-quarter onthe Northwest one-quarter ofthe Northeast one-quarter
of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida SUBJECT to an easement tar 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 teet Souh ofat the Northeasl
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-
tion 22, hence Norlh along the West boundary line of said East one-half of Seclion
22 to the North boundary line i said Seclion 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 lo the said point of beginning Also known as Lot 3, BlackA,
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, Slate of Florida
Unless such certdicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such cerlificale will be sold la 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 dayof January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day oatf December, 200
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304748 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 Ihe following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cetificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows


DESCRIPTION
1-3643-31-01 0-DOON-0070


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
Todd James, LLC


The Southwest one-quarter oft the Northeast one-quarter oft the Southwesl one-quar-
ter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry Counly, Florida Also known as Tract 7, Block N, PIONEER PLANTATION, an
unrecorded subdivision
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights nos 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 cermticate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold o the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Adminlistralion 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


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder ofat the allowing certiil-
cate, has filed said cerofcale for a tax deed to be issued thereon, The cerlificale
number year of issuance, description of property and the name in which t 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 & Marnu G. Cantu
Lots 15,16,17, 1 and the North 40 feel of Lot 19, BOOTH's SUBDIVISION, accord-
ing the plat thereof, recorded in the Pial 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 oa said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such cercat such cetiicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such cerldicale will be sold to he highest bidder al the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, ida, at 11 0 A M, on the Flh Thursday in he
monlh of January, which Is the 29th day of January, 200S
Dated ths this 1t day of December, 2008.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendryl Counl Flrida
304744 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/0O

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that the City of Belle Glade, Florida, General Election will be
held an March 10, 2009, between the hours of 7 00 a m and 7 00 p m or the pur-
pose of electing three commissioners, each for a term of three (3) pears There will
be one commissioner elected representing Seat "C",one commissioner elected rep-
resenting Seat"" and onecommissiDnerelected representing Seat"E" Candidates
must be a qualified elector of the City of Belie Glade
The first day for filing as a candidate for commissioner will be January 27, 2009,
beginning at noon, and the final day for filing will be February 10, 2009, at noon
Candidates must file in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 110 Dr, Martin Luther
Kin1, Jr Bid West, Belle Glade, Florida, during regular office hours unlil said dale
an lime Each candidate shall be voted upon by the electorate al large
Registered voters in Precincts 6015, 5018, 6020, 6025, 6028, 6025 and 6030 are
qualified to vate in this election Ta qualify as a registered voter for this General
Election, you must register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections by
February 9, 2009
In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for the particular
office that such candidate seeks in this particular election, a Run-Off Election shall
be held on March 24, 2009, between the twe candidates who receive the largest
number of votes for that particular seat.
CITY OF BELLE GLADE
DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
305955 BGS 01/15,22/05

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder af the talowing certiti-
cats, has filed said cerfdicale for a tax deed to be issued thereon., The cerlificale
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows


YEAR DESCRIPTION
2006 1-13-44-32-AOO-0208-O100


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
Madelyn Balceiro


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 or an ac-
cess rad of the East 30 feel thereofat
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways at 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 cerliicale will be sold to ihe highest bidder al the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A A, on the Fih Thursday in the
month of January, which is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008
Barbara S. Buller
Clerk of Circuit Courl
Hendry Countly, Florida
304735 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 properly and the name In which t was as-
sessed are as follows:


YEAR DESCRIPTION
2006 1-33-43-31-AOO-0087-0000


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
Sebrina Stevenson


The Southwest one-quarler ofathe Northwest one-quarler ofthe Northwest one-quar-
ter f the Northwest one-quarter f Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida LESS the North 20 00 feet thereof SUBJECT to an ease-
ment for an access road of the East 30.00 feel 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 cetrlicale will be sold to the highest bidder al the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fdth Thursday in the
month of January, which is the 29th day of January, 200S
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S Buller
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry Ciouny, Florida
304738 CGS 1/1,8, 5,22/05

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder at the allowing certiil-
cate, has filed said certfdcale for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificale
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which d was as-
sessed are as follows


DESCRIPTION
1-13-44-32-AOO-0055-O100O


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
Jesus M. Ayala


The North one-hat ofthe Southwesl one-quarter oft Ihe Northwestane-quarterafthe
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 the
WesI 30 teet hereat Also known as Lot 5805, 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 certdicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed In such certificate will be sold Io he highest bidder at the Clerks Office, 2nd
Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., an 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 ofat Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304741 CGS 1/1,B,15,22/09


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Notice of Annexation/Public Hearing
The date that the City Commission will hold a public hearing on Ordinance No. 2009-01, regarding the
annexation has been changed to January 27th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pahokee Investments, INC has applied for annexation into the City
ofPahokee of property located at NE 28th Street The City Commission of the City ofPahokee will hold
a public hearing on Ordinance No. 2009-01, regarding the annexation on January 27th, 2009 at 7.30 p.m.
at the City of Pahokee Parks & Recreation Complex, 360 East Main Street
This property is intended to be used for light industrial The property is located East of Bay Bottom Road,
South of Stuckey Road It is approximately 15 acres
Copies of the files and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the City of
Pahokee City Hall, Office of the City Clerk, 171 N Lake Ave Pahokee, Fl, 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 Ifa person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Commission, the person should ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
The complete legal description by metes and bounds can be obtained from the office of the city clerk

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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court of Broward County, Florida, on Ihe 12th day of Au ust, 2008 in the cause
wherein First Union National Bank of Florida is plaintiff and Christopher Coge
a/k/a Christopher G. Cogle is defendant, being Case number 97-01818 COSO (62),
in said Court, I, Ronald E Lee, Sr, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied
upon alltho 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-quartler o the Northwest one-quartler o the Northwest 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 S/k/a 575 Union Avenue. (Parcel No.
1-31-43-35-010-OOOK-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 Lk/a Christopher G Cogle,
right, title and interest in the aforesaid properly, at public auction and will sell Ihe
same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, it any, to the
highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, Ihe proceeds to be applied as far as may be to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E Lee, Sr
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
304638 CGS 12/25/08;1/1,8,15/09

PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuantto Chapter 29812, Florida Statutes, a meeting of landowners of BARRON
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held at 10:00 A.M., January 29, 2009, at the
District office at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Part LaBelle, Florida, 33935.
The purpose of the meeting is to elect one member of the Board of Supervisors and
review annual reports,
Landowners may cast one vote for each acre or fraction thereof owned, either in
person or by pro.xy Proxy forms are available by calling 863-675-0346. The Board
o Supervisors will meel Immediately arler adjournment of the Landowners' Meet-
ing.
This meeting is open to the public


305742 CB/CN 01/08,15/08


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION LICENSING BOARD Notice is hereby given that
tho Hendry County Construction Licensing Board will hold a meeting Thursday,
January 22, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission
Chambers, 25 East Hickpoachee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida The meeting is open to
the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled.
Please Note The time of all CLB meetings Is now 6 00 p m
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record ofthe proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based
Hendry County Construction Licensing Board, Richard Yoraschek, Chair
307473 CBOC 115/09

NOTICE OF SCHEDULING OF NEGOTIATING SESSION WITH
HENDRY COUNTY PROFESSIONAL EMT & PARAMEDICS' LOCAL 4520
Take notice that Hendry County Board of County Commissioner Representatives
and the Hendry County Professional EMT & Paramedics Union Representatives will
conduct negotiations regarding the contractor the Hendry County Professional EMT
& Paramedics' Local 4520 at 10:00 a.m., January 21, 2009, at the Hendry County
Courthouse Square, Conference Room, 165 S Lee Street, Florida
The session is open to the public, but no public comment will be taken.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or hearing, hne 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 evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet Taylor, Chair
307374 CB/CN 1/15/09
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 Bankof Georgia is plaintiand Maria E Colon is defen.
dant, being Case number 94-16317CC, in said Courl, I, Ranald E Lee, Sr, as Sher-
iff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, little and interest of the
deRendanl Maria E Colon, in and lo the following described properly, lo-wit
From the intersection of the north line of Section 33-43-29 with the centerline of SR
29, run S 347' E along the cenerlen of SR29 a distance of 20618 feet to the Point
of Beginning THENCE NBi6 30' E 450 feet, hence S 347' E 75 feel, thence S 86
30 W 450 feet to the centerline o SR 29; thence N 3 47' W 75 feet to the Point of
Beginning, LESS the westerly 50 Feel or right of way or SR 29 Being in Section
33-43-2, Hendry County, Florida, and commonly known as Business Lots 33-35
inc., Section B-2 Labelle Ranchette a/k/a 4429 S SR 29, Labelle, Florida
And an 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 allthe said defendant's, Maria E Colon, right, title and interest in the afore.
said properly, al public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior li-
ens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder CASH IN HAND,
the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satis.
action of the above-described execution


304235 CGS 12/25/08;1/1,8,15/09


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


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
IRRIGATION WATER USE PERMIT RENEWAL WORKSHOP
The South Florida Water Management District will begin the water use permit re-
newal process for the Lake Okeechohee Basin, which Includes portions of Palm
Beach, Martin, Glades, Okeechobee, Lee and Hendry counties. All individual and
major general water use permitsfor irrigation withdrawals from Lake Okeechobee or
Its tributaries must be renewed by February 28, 2009 Since Water Use Permits
have a finite duration, they must bhe renewed in order to re-establish the right to use
water.Applications for permit renewals will be evaluated againstcriteria contained in
updated rules
In order to explain the revised rules and renewal process, the first informational
workshop for the Basin will be held at the District's keechobee Service Center lo-
cated at205 North Parrolt Avenue (Suite 201) in Okeechobee (863-462-5260). The
workshop will be on January 22nd beginning at 10:00 a.m. The workshop is sched-
uled to inform permit holders of the renewal process, processing fees, deadlines
and to assist with any problems or questions.
Additional information can be found on the Water Use Permil Renewal page on the
District web site at www.sihmd.gov or by calling the informational holline at
(806 547-2694.
07 65 CGS 1/15/09
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTYAFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Notice Is herby given that the Hendry County Affordable Housing Advisory Commit-
tee will hold a meeting Wednesday January 21, 2009 at 4:00pm at the Hendry
County Administration conference room located at Courthouse Sqhuare, 165 S. Lee
Street, LaBelle The meeting is open to the public The site Is handicapped ac-
cessible.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
HENDRY COUNTY AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
307449 CB/CN 1/15/09


JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-000163
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC
Plaintiff
vs
RALPH CONSTANT, et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RALPH CON-
STANT
Last Known Address 428 Avenue F 5 &
6, Moore Haven, FL 33471
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
follow-
ing described property
LOT 3, BLOCK 25, OF THE CITY OF
MOORE HAVEN, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall
C Watson, PA Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW 49th
STREET, SUITE 120, FT LAUDER-
DALE, FL 33309 on or before Febru-
ary 13, 2009, a date which is within
thirty (30) after the first publication
of this Notice In the GLADES COUNTY
DEMOCRAT and rhie the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
defaull will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint
In accordance wilh the Americans with
Disabiliflties Act of 1990 ADA, Dis-
abled persons who, because of their
Disabilities, need special accom-
modations to participate In this
proceeding should contact the Senior
Depuly clerk Administration Whose
Post office is Localed at he Lee
County Justice Center, Room 3112,
1700 MONROE STREET, FT MYERS,
FL 33901, telephone (239)335-2299
or1-(800)955-877l iTDD) or1
(800 955-8770 Via FL Relay Service,
no later than 5 days prior to the Court
Date.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this Bth day of January, 2009.
Joe Flint
As Clerk of the Court
By/s/Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
307451 CGS 1/15,22/2009


NOTICE BY THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT OF INTENT TO LEASE LANDS
The Governing Board of Ihe South Florida Waler Management District (the "Govern-
ng Board"), pursuant to Section 373 093, Florida Statutes, as amended, hereby
gives notice of it intention to ground lease certain lands owned by the Governing
Board to 'he South Florida Water ManagementD islrict Leasin Corp (the 'Corpora.
t on") pursuant to the terms and provisions o 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
lime alter 9 00 am 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 buildoutwil be constructed and 3,000 acres generallylocatedapproximate.
ly 25 miles south of South Bay on the east side of U S Highway 27 upon which the
STA Compartment B South buildout will be constructed. The Hendry County land
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 of the Rotenberger Wildlife Manag ementArea, approximately 25 miles south of
Clewiston, Florida upon which the STA Compartment C buildoul 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 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 II was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
602 2006 1-14-43-31-010-0000-0280 Michael J. Thompson
Lol 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 properly being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certflcale shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder attho 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 ot December, 2008.
Barbara 3 Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304746 CGS 1/1,8, 15,22/0

NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING
NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
HendryCounty, Florida (the "County") herebyprovides notice, pursuant Section
197 3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of Is ntenl to use the uniform method of collect-
ing non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Banyan Village area,
Port LaBelle Plat UnitslO 10-13, within the unincmorp orated area of the County, for capi.
lal 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 until discontinued by the
County The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing o use the uni-
form method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Flori-
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 Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida Such
resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the
boundaries or Ihe real property sub ect to the levy Copies or the proposed form of
resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the
levy, are on file at the County Administrator's Office, 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle,
Florida All interested persons are invited to attend
In Ihe eventany person decides to appeal any decision by Ihe Countywith respect
to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to
be based In accordance uththeAmericanswith DisabilitiesAc, persons needing a
special accommodation or an interpreter to participate In this proceeding should
contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of
Ihe hearing
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
305123 CB/CN 1/1,8,15,22/09

NOTICE OF MEETING DATES
OF THE RURAL AREA PLAN AD-HOC COMMITTEE
This Committee was formed by Ihe Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
to review the County's Rural and Agrlcullure Lands Study conducted by RWA, Inc
and make recommendations to the Board on long-term goals and land development
regulations with regard to the report The future meetings will be held on the first
and third Tuesday of each month, 300 p m to 5 00B p m al the Emergency Medical
ServIces Station, Training Room, 1050 Foreslry Division Road, LaBelle, FL 33935.
Future meeting dalesthroughApril are January 20, February 3, February 17, March
3, March 17, April7, and April 21, 2009
Questions should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department at
863-675-5240, or email vcauleroe hendrIa net
307428 CB/CN 1/15/09

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
Water & Sewer Rates Ordinance
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston Cily Commission will conduct a PUB-
LIC HEARING on January 26, 2009 at 6 00 p m or as soon as practical thereafter,
in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 W. Venlura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida.
During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to enact final passage of
the ordinance which is set forth as follows
ORDINANCE NO 2008-08
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO WATER AND SEWER RAnTS AND CHARGES, PROVIDING
FOR AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 74 (UTILITIES), ARTICLE IV, (RATES AND
CHARGES AND BILLING PROCEDURE); AMENDING SECTION 74-111 (MONTHLY
SEWER RATES), PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF LAWS IN CONFLICT, PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Acopy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Ofice, City Hall,
115W Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida for the Inspection of any Interesled par-
lies and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard wilh respect to
the proposed ordinance It any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure thaI a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
Wendell Johnson
MC Manager
305086 CN 1/15/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000837
MARK MOLBEGAT
Plaintiff
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC, et al
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 5, 2009, entered in Case No
26-2008-CA-000837 of Ihe Circuit
Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit
in and for Hendry County, Florida
wherein Pilar Home Developers, Inc, a
Florida Corporation, Vianca F Aguilar,
Beatri Diebelli Perez, Ricardo Orliz,
MariaOrtk are Defendants, Iwillsell o
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in the front of the Clerk of
the Cicuft ourl Administration Build-
ing, 25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle,
Florida at 1100 o'clock A M on Janu-
ary 28, 2009, he following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wil
The East 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the
Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of
the Northwest 1/4 of Section 15,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida, also known as
Lol #3142 In MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES.
Dated at LaBelle, Florida this Jan 8,
2009
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as ofthe dale
of the Is pendens musl file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
BARBARA S BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendr Counly, Florida
By 7sVD HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
307411 CN 1/15,22/2009


Bronson warns increase




in wildfire threat


Asking public's

help to minimize

the risk

INI Florida Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson today advised
residents that below average
rainfall for the last four to
five months has significantly
increased the state's wildfire
risk.
The torrential rain associ-
ated with Tropical Storm Fay
last summer has been all but
offset by the recent drought.
In fact, the Keetch-Byram
Drought Index, which mea-
sures available soil moisture
and runs from 0 (saturated)
to 800 (desert-like), currently
stands at 511 more than
double the normal drought
index this time of year.
"We are asking both resi-


dents and visitors alike to
be careful with any outdoor
burning and to check with
their local officials to deter-
mine if there is a burn ban in
effect in their area," Bronson
said.
During the past year, 2,894
wildfires have burned nearly
106,000 acres in Florida.
To minimize the wildfire
risk, Bronson is asking resi-
dents and visitors to do their
part, including:

Never leave any fire unat-
tended.

Clear an area to bare soil
for campfires, and be sure
they are put out before you
leave.

*Report any suspicious
fire by calling 911.

*Do not burn yard waste


during dry, windy conditions.
*Do not toss cigarettes or
other lighted materials out of
car windows.


Moreover, Bronson en-
courages residents to pro-
tect their homes from fires
by clearing leaves and pine
needles from the roof and
gutters, removing dead vege-
tation from around the home
and trimming trees and limbs
within 15 foot of a chimney.
For more information on
fire prevention tips, as well
as burning rules and regula-
tions, visit the Florida Division
of Forestry's website at www.
fl-dof.com or call your local
Division of Forestry office.


Seniors shine at Outback Bowl


A total of 18 players

from four teams were

selected

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
GREENACRES Bo Schlecter had
an opportunity to score a comeback
victory in the Jan. 10 Outback Bowl
All-Star Game.
However, the opposing defense
prevented that from happening.
With just three minutes left in the
game, the American quarterback
(Glades Day) tried to engineer a drive
that was marred by a crucial penalty.
Down 15-10 at American's 30 yard
line, Schlecter threw a 15 yard pass
completion, an out route to Pahokee
receiver Dexter Holmes.
However, the play was nullified
due to a holding call that drew a 15-
yard penalty.
After three more opportunities to
gain field position, the Georgia State-
bound quarterback just couldn't find
any open receivers, which effectively
ended the game.
The final score stood at that mar-
gin in favor of the National All-Star
team, which featured outgoing se-
nior from central and southern Palm
Beach County.
"The National team just came
with some big stops on defense," said
American linebacker Hygens Sucess
(Glades Central).
Bill Powers, the American head
coach, was please with how Schlecter
kept the team in the game.
"I thought Bo threw the ball pret-
ty good," Powers said, noting that
Schlecter didn't commit any turnovers
in the game.
"He made some good decisions in
a close game."
Schlecter was the only American
quarterback available for the game.
The American MVP was Jupiter
Christian outgoing senior running
Austin Lewis, who rushed for Ameri-
can's only touchdown of the game.
Lewis scored on a 4 yard run in the
second quarter to cut National's lead
to 7-6.
That was before Jupiter kicker
Doug Parker converted on the extra
point, enabling the game to be knot-
ted up at 7-7.
Later in the second frame, Nation-
al had a prime opportunity to retake
the lead.
It came after National had a 80-
yard kickoff return returned to Ameri-
can's 20 yard line.
After American drew an unsports-
manlike call on the play, National
needed only 10 yards to reach the
scoring play.
On National's scoring drive, Amer-
ican drew two penalties.
National running back Brett


Swider, of Spanish River, scored on a
1 yard run.
National'sAntoine Kirkland (Olym-
pic Heights) converted on a two-point
conversion run, putting his team up
15-7.
At halftime, National led American
by that score.
"National had a short field to work
with on that scoring drive," Powers
said.
That also occurred in the first quar-
ter, when National quarterback Tyler
Wilhelm (Seminole Ridge) scored on
a 4-yard run to put his team up 7-0.
It was made possible after Nation-
al's special teams blocked American's
punt in the first quarter.
National needed just 30 yards to
score on the drive.
"The special team proved the dif-
ference in the game," said Bill Pow-
ers, the American team head coach
(Jupiter Christian).
"Hats off to the National Team,
they made the big plays when they
had to."
Interestingly, the running game
and defense on both teams were on
high display in this low-scoring affair.
Playing in a few series at line-
backer, Sucess was surprised by the
outcome.
"I expected the game to have a
lot more offense, but both defenses
played very good," Sucess said.
Trio of running backs for the Amer-
ican Team were Clewiston's Darris
Hughes, Jupiter Christian's Austin
Lewis and Glades Central's Antonio
McCloude.
All three running backs, Powers
said, played equally throughout the
contest.
Lewis, who was named Ameri-
can's Most Valuable Player (MVP) led
all three rushers with nine carries for
104 yards and a touchdown.
Hughes, who is Clewiston's first
2,000-yard rusher, added 84 rushing
yards in the All-Star game.
American's other score came on
a field goal by Jupiter kicker Doug
Parker, who connected on a 34 yard
field goal in the third quarter to cut
National's lead to 15-10.
Both team had just four posses-
sions in the second half of the con-
test.
For American's defense, the Paho-
kee defensive back duo of N.C. State-
bound Jarvis Byrd and Willie Hick-
man each recorded an interception.
Both picks came off Wilhelm in
the first half, including Byrd's inter-
ception grab on National's opening
possession.
Swider was named the National
team MVP of the game.
"We didn't have anyone trying to
be prima donnas," Sucess said.
"Everyone just worked together
the whole week of practice and the
game."


Practices for the Outback Bowl
were held from Jan. 5-6 in Port St.
Lucie, while Glades Day was the host
school from Jan. 7-9.
The game was held at John I.
Leonard High School in Greenacres.
Notes: There were a total of 18
area players selected for the Outback
Bowl, though two of them did not suit
up for the game.
Clewiston had three players select-
ed (Darris Hughes, Adam Trevino and
Troy Kornya)
Glades Central had six players
selected (Robert Ferguson, Florida
State-bound Henry Orelus, Rupert
Bryan, Artavious Dowdell, McCloude
and Sucess)
Glades Day had three players
selected (De'Andres Jackson, Alex
Mann and Schlecter).
Jackson, the Gators wide receiver/
defensive back, did not participate in
the game due to a weekend college
visit at Georgetown University.
Pahokee had six players selected
(Donald Hester, University of Buffalo-
bound Carlos Lammons, Byrd, Hick-
man, Holmes and Norman Griffith).
Griffith, who was tragically mur-
dered a few months ago, was hon-
ored during the pre-game festivities.
Jackie Griffith was presented with
a Outback Bowl All-Star jersey in her
son's honor by New England Patriots
tight end Heath Evans.
"The Muck gets represented very
well every year," said Mike May, the
Outback Bowl All-Star Game orga-
nizer.
"Football is a big fabric of life in the
Muck," he continued.
"The talent level is always there,
but I think the talent level in other ar-
eas, like the Treasure Coast, is getting
better each year."
The American team consists of
players from the Muck area, north-
ern Palm Beach County, the Treasure
Coast and Okeechobee.
MVP voting is selected by the me-
dia and area coaches who did not
participate in the Outback Bowl All-
Star Game.
"It's like a cherry on top of the
cake," May said.
"It's a nice honor."
Staff Writer Nail Tobias can hbe reached at
ntobias@newszap.com.


Farm Credit of Southwest Florida




appoints Lisa Sherman as Director


INI Florida The board of directors
of Farm Credit of Southwest Florida
announced today that Lisa Sherman
had been appointed to the board as
a director of the association. Farm
Credit is an agricultural lending coop-
erative headquartered in Arcadia.
Sherman is a Certified Public Ac-
countant with a practice based in
Lake Placid.
She specializes in estate and tax
planning and provides services for
many citrus and cattle operations
throughout southwest Florida.
"Lisa brings a wealth of finan-
cial and agricultural expertise to our
board," said Walter S. Farr, chairman
of the board. "For that reason, we
have appointed her as a member of
our Audit Committee, he added.
The Audit Committee is responsible
for the oversight of audit functions


and internal controls.
Sherman grew up on a cattle
ranch in Okeechobee, and she cur-
rently runs a cattle operation there in
partnership with her father, Bill Sher-
man. After graduating from Webber
College with a bachelor's degree in
Accounting, Sherman worked with
Wicks, Brown, Williams & Co., CPAs.
In 1992, she established an ac-
countancy practice in Lake Placid
with Frank Williams. After his retire-
ment, she established a single prac-
tice, Lisa Sherman, CPA, PA. Sherman
is married to Bert Harris III. They have
a daughter, Katherine, and live in
Lake Placid.
"Farm Credit is the leading ag-
ricultural lender in our area," said
Sherman, "and I am honored to have
been named to the board of such a


board and staff are highly qualified,
and I'm looking forward to working
with them to serve the financial needs
of farmers and ranchers throughout
southwest Florida."
About Farm Credit of Southwest
Florida
Farm Credit of Southwest Florida is
a part of the Farm Credit System, a na-
tionwide network of agricultural and
rural lending institutions cooperative-
ly owned by their borrowers.
Farm Credit helps maintain and
improve the quality of life in rural
America and on the farm through its
constant commitment to competitive


successful financial institution. Their lending and expert financial services.


Mark D. Colbert, Chairman





Thursday, January 15, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 11


School briefs

Eastside Elementary
School
F-Cat Testing
Students
are eagerly get- ,':
ting ready for
our upcoming
F-Cat Testing
this year. Don't
forget, if you ____
are a parent of
a third, fourth, or fifth grade stu-
dent and you have the internet at
home, your child can get extra F
Cat practice for free. Just log on
to www.fcatexplorer.com. Or you
can click on the F-Cat link on our
web-site. If you have any ques-


tions, please feel free to contact School


the school. Fourth grade students
will be taking their Florida Writes
Test in February.
Just a reminder: Students
have a half day of school on Fri-
day, Jan. 16. Eastside will dismiss
students at 11:15 a.m. No Lunch
will be
served.
Upcoming events:
Jan. 19 No school Holiday.
Jan. 23 Students get report
cards.
Jan. 26 Parent/Teacher Con-
ferences.

Clewiston Middle


School Advisory Council
Clewiston
Middle School
will hold a
meeting of the
School Adviso-
ry Council on
Tuesday, Jan.
20 in the Con-
ference Room in the Administra-
tion Building. All interested are
invited and encouraged to attend.
This committee meets monthly
and is involved in School Im-
provement. Please call 863-983-
1530 for more information.
La pr6xima reunion del Con-
sejo Escolar sera el Martes 20 de


Enero a las 5:15 p.m. en el Salbn
de Conferencias del Edificio de la
Direcci6n. Todos interesados son
bienvenidos para asistir.
Tuesday nights at Beef's
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


Clewiston Christian School Honor Roll


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.

Central
Elementary School
Welcome back, everyone! We
hope students,
families, teach- (I
ers, and staff all A ,E
experienced a
restful and en-
joyable Winter
Break. C E S*



Lunch menu


Here are our upcoming
events at Central Elemen-
tary:
End of First Semester Thurs-
day, Jan. 15.
Early Release Day for Students
- Friday, Jan. 16.
Report Cards Go Home With
Students Friday, Jan. 23.

Clewiston Christian
School
Upcoming
events:
Jan. 19 -
Martin Luther
King Jr. Day,
No school.


It's that time again! We would
like to recognize our Honor Roll
students. CCS is
so proud!
K5 honor
roll: Ruth Anne
Lively Amanda
Mickler.
K5 honor-
able mention:
Seanluke Bend-
er Hampton
McDonald and Jaylin Aragus.
First grade honor roll: Tye
Fountain, Kaleb Hyslope, Morgan


Sherman, Hannah Stowe and
Alex Granims.
First grade honorable
mention: Jacob Howard, Jor-
dan Howard, Bailey Mathis, Brady
Mills and Chloe White.
Second grade: Emily Miller.
Second grade honorable
mention: Melissa Manning, Jes-
sica Maxson, Jaylan Mendoza and
Morgan Tripp.
Third grade honor roll: Isa-
bella Perez, Ciara Iglesias, Nathan
Howard, Jonathan Hatton and
Alicia Corley.


Third grade honorable
mention: Brantley Mills, Bailyn
Mills, Reed Martin and Melvin Co-
hens.
Fourth grade honor roll:
Alanna Mickler.
Fourth grade honorable
mention: Alyssa Mickler, Alexa
Mickler, Konnor Hyslope, Jacob
Martin and Jamie Anderson.
Fifth and sixth grade hon-
or roll: Kylie Mathis, Isis Porta ,
Ankit Patel and Vianca Gallegos.
Fifth and sixth grade hon-
orable mention: Jenifer Aguila,


Rebecca Manning, Jessica Ramos,
Beth Corley,Stephanie Hernandez
and Whitney Thompson.
Seventh grade honor roll:
Mary Gibson.
Seventh grade honorable
mention: Cassidy Lee, Nicholas
Mathis and Cheyenne Lusk,
Eighth grade honor roll:
Shannon Holcomb.
Eighth grade honorable
mention: Alexis Ferrrara.


Hendry County District burger, French fries, lettuce, to-
Schools lunch menu for the matoes, and pickles, orange
week of: Jan. 15-22: juice, choice of milk
Clewiston area schools
Secondary grades
Primary grades Thursday, Jan. 15: Man-
Thursday, Jan. 15: Turkey, ager's choice
gravy, mashed potatoes, green Friday, Jan. 16: Half day of
beans, diced peaches, white school No lunch served
dinner roll, choice of milk Monday, Jan. 19: No
Friday, Jan. 16: Half day of school Dr. Martin Luther
school No lunch served King, Jr. Day observed
Monday, Jan. 19: No Tuesday, Jan. 20: Chicken
school Dr. Martin Luther and rice, green beans, peach
King, Jr. Day observed cup, wheat dinner roll, choice
Tuesday, Jan. 20: Pizza of milk
pepperoni, tossed salad, diced Wednesday, Jan. 21: Bar-
peaches, corn, choice of milk becue pork sandwich, baked
Wednesday, Jan. 21: beans, French fries, cole slaw,
Chicken nuggets, mashed pota- choice of milk
toes, green beans, white dinner Thursday, Jan. 22: Man-
roll, pineapple, choice of milk ager's choice
Thursday, Jan. 22: Cheese-


Submitted photo

Just dance
Halley Smith and AnaSophia Guardia danced with everyone at the Safety Patrol Dance at
Eastside Elementary School.


Clewiston --The Hendry Coun-
ty Libraries received notification
on Jan. 9 that they will be receiv-
ing the Picturing America grant
collection from the National En-
dowment for the Humanities and
the ALA Public Programs Office.
This collection of 40 high-quality
color reproductions of selected
masterpieces of American art to
display in the libraries. Works are
by noted artists such as John Sin-
gleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, John
James Audubon, Mary Cassat, Ed-
ward Hopper, Norman Rockwell,
and Frank Lloyd Wright. A com-
prehensive teachers' resource
book provides a wide range of
ideas and background informa-
tion to support educators using


the works of art in core subject ar-
eas. Public Libraries are required
to plan programs for public audi-
ences that highlight images used
in the Picturing America collection
and keep the images on display
during the April 2009 April 2010
grant term. Public libraries must
add the teachers' resource book
and posters to their permanent
collections. Additional resources
and lesson plans are available
through the Picturing America
web site PicturingAmerica.neh.
gov. Last year over 26,000 pub-
lic libraries and schools received
this grant, which was launched in
2007 as a pilot program.
"Our nation is not bound by
common ties of blood, race, or


religion; instead, we are united
by our devotion to shared ideals.
Great America art can help
us ensure these ideals are
studied, passed on, and remem-
bered." Bruce Cole, Chairman of
the National Endowment for the
Humanities.
"We are very glad to receive
these beautiful and historic post-
ers for display in our libraries. The
citizens of Hendry County can en-
joy great art right here in our own
communities without
having to go over to the coast,"
said Barbara Oeffner, Hendry
County Library Cooperative Co-
ordinator.


Submitted photo

Dancing

Santa
Kiyah Coco from Eastside
Elementary loved getting
her picture beside the
dancing Santa.


Economic troubles effect everyone


Ricky Murphy
ecourages new ideas

The Economy, everybody's
talking about it. The down turn
has affected all of us. The School
Board is no exception. The rev-
enue necessary to run schools
comes directly or indirectly from
sales and property tax. Ask any
local business person and they'll
tell you that sales are down. Lo-
cal property values and tax collec-
tions are at a record low. There is
significantly less revenue flowing
from both the State and
County to operate our schools.
Almost all of the State's educa-
tional dollars are apportioned on
a per student basis. The School
District is experiencing the low-
est student enrollment in eleven
years, and there are all indications
the District will continue to lose
students during these economic
hard times.
The recent County Referen-
dum has allowed the District to
move capital outlay money into
the general operating budget, and
cost containment strategies put in


place last year have allowed the
District to get through the first half
of this year. Over eighty percent of
the District's budget obligates sal-
aries and benefits for close to one
thousand employees. The Dis-
trict's 2008/2009 budget is based
upon local and
State revenue that has steadi-
ly decreased over the last six
months, and a budget for the re-
maining year and next year that
may continue to experience sig-
nificant State cutbacks.
Every family, every organiza-
tion needs a "Rainy Day" fund.
The District's reserves are at an
all time low, and there is very little
money to cover any unforeseen
problems through the second
half of the year.
The State in an attempt to
balance their budget has made
significant reductions in District
revenues, and the Commissioner
of Education, Eric Smith, has pre-
dicted even larger cutbacks in the
future.
What has the Local School
Board done in response to this
ever increasing financial emer-
gency? Starting in October nu-


merous meetings have been
held with Principals, Department
Heads, Presidents from both em-
ployee collective bargaining orga-
nizations and School Board Mem-
bers. School Board members
have asked difficult questions and
have consistently pressed District
staff for answers. The District
plans future informational meet-
ings for schools, departments and
the public at large.
None of the cost reduction
or cost containment strategies
are easy, and many will be pain-
ful. As the economic picture has
worsened since Superintendent
Rick Murphy took office in No-
vember, he provided an open
and candid environment, and
he's consistently encouraged ev-
eryone to come forward with a
plan. He's stated on many occa-
sions "we can't solve these diffi-
cult problems, unless everyone is
allowed to express their opinions,
and we all work together." The
School Board will be considering
recommendations from the Su-
perintendent and his Leadership
Team at their regularly scheduled
meetings in January. Mr. Murphy


has said "we must continue to
serve the students and families
within our community to the best
of our ability. These cuts will not
jeopardize that goal. As we move
through these difficult times,
there must be minimal negative
impact to the classroom, and we
must try to protect our students
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If you're happy and you know it, wag your tail


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Most of us have sung at one
time or another, "If you're happy
and you know it, clap your hands.
If you're happy and you know it,
clap your hands. If you're happy
and you know it, then your face
will surely show it, if you're hap-
py and you know it, clap your
hands.
Sometimes, late at night,
my mind comes up with some


strange "what if's."
For instance, what if birds sang
the song? Would the song go, "If
you're happy and you know it,
flap your wings?" What if cats
sang it? "If you're happy and you
know it purr a lot?" purrrr-urrr.
For a dog to show that he or
she was happy I have little doubt.
My dog wags her tail excitedly
and with enthusiasm! "If you're
happy and you know it, wag your
tail. (swish-swish) If you're happy
and you know it, wag your tail.


(swish-swish) If you're happy
and you know it, then your tail
will surely show it, if you're hap-
py and you know it, wag your tail.
(swish-swish). What if we could
get happy people to swish their
tails? (I told you I come up with
some strange late night "what
if's"!)
I heard a story about a little
puppy that noticed that whenever
he was happy, his tail wagged, so
he thought he had discovered the
secret to happiness.


One day he shared the secret
of happiness with an older dog.
He said, "I have learned that the
best thing for a dog is to be happy,
and that happiness is in my tail.
So I am going to chase my tail;
and when I catch it, I shall have
happiness.
The old dog replied, "I too be-
lieve that happiness is a marvel-
ous thing for a dog, and that hap-
piness is in my tail.
But I have noticed that when-
ever I chase my tail, it keeps run-


ning away from me; but when I
go about my business, it follows
me wherever I go.
The Bible has a lot to say about
being happy. It doesn't say, "Hap-
py are they who have a lot of mon-
ey" or "Happy are they who live in
big houses and drive fancy cars."
It doesn't even say, "Happy are
they who only have good things
happen to them." What the Bible
does say is, "Happy are the merci-
ful, happy are the peacemakers,
happy are the pure in heart." The


Bible also says, "Happy is he who
trusts in the Lord."
Many of us are like the little
puppy chasing his tail -- trying to
find true happiness that is always
just out of our reach.
What we need to do is learn
that if we will just go about our
business and trust in the Lord,
happiness will follow us where-
ever we go.


Epiphany; Manifestation, Realization, Welcome to all!


By the Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph. D.
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
There was a cartoon awhile
back which featured a young
couple opening their mail.
The young man turned to the
young woman and said "Hey, as
residents of the Western Hemi-
sphere, we're entitled to a dis-
count on a new car!"
I guess that would also include
about a half billion other resi-
dents, including you and I, too.
The real message is that ev
eryone is included in the special
offer.
That's also the message of
this season of the Church year:
Epiphany.


The word means "Manifesta-
tion" and it is associated with the
magi, or wise men.
The reason is that the Lord
at His birth was "manifested" to
those Gentiles who appeared and
worshipped Him, gave Him gifts
and the refused to reveal His lo-
cation to Herod (Matthew 2:7ff)
when He is "manifested" to all
the world as God's Son.
These manifestations are the
beginnings of a life and ministry
which opens the doors to all of
humanity of the gifts that God
will bring to the world through
His Son.
The history of the Christian
Church as been a history of open-
ing doors to all of those who


would believe.
From the earliest of questions,
the Church has welcomed those
who were likely to think of them-
selves as being outside of God's
grace. (Acts 11), when it was ob-
vious that the gifts of God were
for all, even if they did not come
from the same spiritual traditions
as the first apostle.
It has been this opening of
doors that makes it possible
for virtually all of us to have the
works of God manifested in our
lives; that God has called us not
because of our lineage or ances-
try, or because we were inheritors
by birth of the faith first given, or
by any other thing than "being
residents of the Western, or East-


ern hemisphere!
As it is aptly expressed, (Ephe-
sians 2) that we have been given
God's grace no matter who we
are.
Comforting thought! It seems
that Jesus touch, ministered to,
and encountered all sorts of peo-
ple during His earthly life; those
whom others might have called
"unlikely candidates" or "hea-
then" or "outcast" or "sinners."
It is by the grace of God that
you and I are able to be included
among the faithful' not our piety,
not our good works, not our heri-
tage, not our memorizing from
the Bible, not our place or stand-
ing among others; nothing but
God's grace.


A clergy colleague used to take
a can of shaving creme and emp-
ty it on a tray.
Just when his students thought
it was empty, he'd push the cap
on more time, more shaving
creme would come out.
He'd ask if it was empty. Then
he'd push the cap again and more
would come out, and again and
again.
There was always more
"shave" in the an even when it
seemed empty.
"That's" he say "what God's
grace is like just when we think
we've reached the end of God's
love for us, there is always still
more."
Beginning with the worship of


the Wise Men, the Baptism, the
early opening of doors among the
first recorded annals of the faith in
Acts, through the evangelism of
the whole world, there is no limit
to God's love and outreach.
Someone told us once to
imagine a box in our minds.. He
said "Now, double its size, now
double it again, and again, and
again, and again."
It could go on forever; we'd
only be limited by our abilities to
imagine.
"It's like God's love for all of
us... there is no end." We can
only celebrate the beginning of
our awareness of it; that's what
Epiphany is about.


Mother Teresa



Her Lifetime


Lecture Presentation by Jim
Towey, brought to you by Hos-
pice of Palm Beach County will
be held on Friday, Feb. 6 begin-
ning at 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Palm Beach Community Col-
lege, Eissey Campus Theater is
located at 11051 Campus Drive,
Palm Beach Gardens.
Tickets are free and this event
is open to the public.
Jim Towey served as legal
counsel to Mother Teresa of Cal-
cutta for more than 12 years and
lived as a full-time volunteer in
her home for AIDS patients in
Washington D.C.
He served as director of the
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tives for four years, founded Ag-
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the President of St. Vincent Col-
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Religion briefs

Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Observance
Service
The Glades Area Ministers
Association will be hosting a
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ob-
servance service. The public is
cordially invited to share the cel-
ebration of the life of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. with the Glades
communities on Monday, Jan. 19
at 12 p.m. The observance will be
held at Community United Meth-
odist Church, 401 S.W First Street
in Belle Glade.
The program features the
Glades Unity Chorale with sev-
eral selections. The guest speaker
will be the distinguished Aubin
Wade Robinson from Royal Palm
Beach. Please call 561-996-5568
regarding any inquiries.

Annual Fish Fry at
First Christian
First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco St., will be holding its
Annual Fish Fry, Saturday, Jan. 24,
4 to 7 p.m.
There will be four serving ses-
sions: 4 p.m. to 4:40 p.m., 4:45
p.m. to 5:25 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to
6:10 p.m. and 6:15 to 7 p.m.
Free Tickets are available by
calling 863-983-1804, or you may
pick them up during the services
of the church.
The menu will consist of:
Okeechobee Fish, Baked Beans,
Cole Slaw, Fried Potatoes, Hush
puppies, dessert and soft drinks.
Participants should come to
the rear of the church for entrance
to the Fish Fry.
In the past years the church
has served over 300 people at
its Annual Fish Fry. The Fish Fry
is held to welcome back Winter
Residents to Sunny South Florida.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First
Christian, extends a hearty invita-
tion for all to attend.


Jim Towey.


those in need.
For further information
please call 561-227-5138 or visit
www.hpbc.com.


Big yard sale at First
Christian
First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco Street, will be conduct-
ing its annual yard sale, Saturday,
Jan. 17, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The church has two sheds
full of items for sale. These items
include: Fishing Equipment, Ap-
pliances, Curios, Lawn Mower,
Tools, Clothing for the entire fam-
ily and other items too numerous
to mention.
The sale will be held in the
lot behind the church building,
across the street from The Elks
Lodge.
The proceeds of the sale will
go into the building fund of the
church. For further information
you may call 983-1804 or 863-
983-6704.

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

Rummage, Bake Sale
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.
Donations accepted.


Someone here has left you a fortune!


By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist
First Christian Church
A great Christian Scholar and
brother of my acquaintance, Don
DeWelt, who has now gone on to
his reward, wrote a tract, entitled,
"Someone died and left you a for-
tune." In the tract he says, There
was one who died for your sake
that you might inherit all the
riches of Heaven for eternity.
Galatians 1:4 "Who gave Him-
self for our sins that He might de-
liver us out of this present world."
I Peter 1:3-4 "...who according to
his great mercy began us again
unto a living hope by the resurrec-


tion of Jesus Christ from the dead,
unto an inheritance incorruptible
and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for
you." The death of Jesus Christ,
nearly 2,000 years ago, gives you
today the right of inheritance, pro-
vided you fulfill the terms of the
will He left. This fortune is FREE
and FREELY given.
Romans 8:12 "He that spared
not His own Son, but delivered
Him up for us all, how shall He
not also with Him freely give us
all things." It cost nothing but
OBEDIENCE to: The Terms Of the
Will. 1.Belief that Jesus is the Son
of God.
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die." 2.Repentance of Sin.
Luke 13:3 "Except ye repent,
ye shall likewise perish." (Sorry
enough to quit sin.)
3.Confession. Matthew 10:32
"Everyone therefore who shall
confess me before men, him will
I confess before my Father."
4. Baptism by immersion in
water. Acts 2:38 "And Peter said
unto them, repent and be bap-
tized every one of you in the name
of Jesus Christ unto the remission
of sins, and ye shall receive the
gift of the Holy Spirit."
5.A Holy Life. I Peter 1:5 "But
like as He who called you is holy,
be ye yourselves also holy in all


manner of living." 6. Be a part of
the Lord's Church. Acts 2:42 "And
they continued steadfastly in the
Apostles' doctrine, and in fellow-
ship, and in the breaking of bread
and in prayers."
If you fail to accept this gift of
eternal life you have no one to
blame but yourself, for "God is
not willing that any should perish
but that all should come to the
knowledge of repentance."
If you fail to accept God's gift
you must pay the penalty of your
own sin which is eternity in hell
with the devil and his angels.
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INI/Ashley Smith
Discovery Day Academy is offering a Parent's Night Out program for those parents wishing
to spend a night out and have their children taken care of by responsible caretakers.


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Continued From Page 1
doing their own thing," she said.
"You can't find anyone to trust to
watch your children."
In a world of texting and social
Web sites, teenagers are less will-
ing to give up their valuable time.
Parents say that younger teen-
agers still require a level of super
vision themselves; while many
high school students have far too
much going on in their own lives
to sacrifice a weekend night to
baby-sit.
Enter Discovery Day Academy.
According to Elizabeth Garcia,
the academy's director, the idea
of offering a parent's night out
program was met with consid-
erable success when the center
offered it as part of a fundraising


effort.
Parents were so tickled by the
idea that they encouraged Ms.
Garcia and her staff to continue
the program throughout the year.
"As a parent myself, I have
found it very difficult to find a
babysitter or someone who's will-
ing to come to your home," said
Ms. Garcia, adding that even when
a baby-sitter is found, "You're not
going to be able to relax when
you're thinking of your children."
For a fee, parents of children
ages I up to Fifth graders can take
advantage of the service -- they
are not required to have their chil-
dren enrolled in the academy's
day program. Certified teachers
and instructors will be on-site for
the duration of the six hours on
Friday and Saturday nights. The
capacity is 83 children.
Children enjoy activities and


After officially taking over as
the new sheriff of Hendry County,
Steve Whidden will be paying a
visit to the Clewiston area to com-
memorate the event.
Newly elected Sheriff Steve
Whidden would like to extend an
invitation to the residents of Hen-
dry County to attend the tradition-
al ceremonial swearing in of all

Briefs
Continued From Page 1
to the public, reservations are
required due to limited seating
capacity. For reservations or infor-
mation please call the Museum at
863-983-2780.

Sugar Pageant
Applications are now available
for the Miss Sugar 2009 Pageant
at the following locations: Clewis-
ton High School, Clewiston Public
Library and the Clewiston Cham-
ber of Commerce. A mandatory
meeting will be held January 29
for both parents and contestants
at the Clewiston Inn upper porch
at 7 p.m. Please bring your ap-
plication, entry fee and copy of
birth certificate to this meeting. A
$4,000 scholarship is awarded to
the new Miss Sugar.

Volunteer's needed


members of the Hendry County
Sheriffs Office.
This will take place on Friday,
Jan. 16, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the New
Harvest Church.
The church is located at 380
Holiday Isle, Clewiston, Florida.

CREW is still helping Hendry
and Glades county residents re-
cover from Hurricane Wilma,
Tropical Storm Ernesto and Tropi-
cal Storm Faye. We need skill vol-
unteers to do home repairs. Ma-
terial donations are also needed.
Call Renee at 863-983-2390 to
volunteer.

Visit the Downtown
City Market
The City Market, sponsored by
the Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce and the City of Clewiston
Recreation Department, is lo-
cated 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 farm-
ers and businesses, and enjoy a
morning of food, fun and friend-


If your pet is friendly, so are
we! Bring your furry well-behaved
and leashed best friend for a visit
to the Market.
For vendor information please
contact the Clewiston Chamber
of Commerce at 863-983-7979 or
the Youth Center at 863-983-1492.

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 do-
nation.
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.


games throughout the night, ac-
cording to Ms. Garcia. The chil-
dren who are accustomed to
earlier bed times can fall asleep,
while groups are broken up by
ages.
For Anna Marie, it is a terrific
program. Her daughter is cur-
rently enrolled in the academy's
day program and Anna is familiar
with the teachers.
It's just the solution she was
looking for.
"I'm very much looking for-
ward to this Friday to go out and
have dinner."
The start date for the program
is tomorrow night. For more in-
formation, call Discovery Day
Academy at 863-983-7374, or visit
their Web site at www.discovery-
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