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Title: The Clewiston news
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Language: English
Creator: Clewiston news
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston, Fla.
Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: January 22, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
Coordinates: 26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Skydive Air
Adventures
Everglades Boogie
Bring your family and friends
to 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-
tunate 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 to
the public, reservations are re-
quired due to limited seating
capacity. For reservations or
information please call the Mu-
seum at 863-983-2780.

Sugar Pageant
Applications are now avail-
able for the Miss Sugar 2009
Pageant at the following loca-
tions: Clewiston High School,
Clewiston Public Library and
the Clewiston Chamber of

See Briefs Page 16


Lake Level


113.58
feet
above sea
level


Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928
Number 28 Thursday, Janu


Watching history: Harlem celebrates


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Many gathered at the Harlem Civic Center to watch a live broadcast of the inauguration of Barack Obama, as the
44th president of the United States. This was the moment the president formally accepted his new position.


A moment in history


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
HARLEM -- Some of them
cheered.
Many clapped and kept their
eyes focused on the screen
above the stage.
Some of them followed the
prayers and the benedictions
with their lips.
Others fretted around in
their chairs in anticipation.
Some the elder contin-
gency in the hall said nothing
at all.
They held their words from
beginning to end.
Many cheered for the outgo-


ing president when the cam-
eras turned to face him. The
recognition given by them was
a confirmation of the change
just moments away, an atmo-
sphere rejecting of ill will.
The eruptions came at the
first shot of the president-to-be,
in winter garb, facing an audi-
ence of thousands in Washing-
ton, D.C.; innumerable more
watching around the world.
They might as well have
been there, at Capitol Hill, as
they were here, huddled in the
civic hall in Harlem. Children
too young to comprehend
See History Page 16


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Arrest blotter


Emma r INI/Ashley Smith
INI/Ashley Smith Residents could hardly hold back their excitement and
Little children watched the ceremony, as the country's awe at watching the inauguration of the country's first
new leader took office. African-American President Barack Obama.


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Juvenile accused of
stealing clothes
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
HARLEM -- A woman called
police upset that a juvenile had
broken into her home for the
tenth time.
According to her, the 14-
year-old boy has a habit of
making his way into the utility
room in her house, rummaging
through her belongings, and
making away with them.
The curious thing is that the
juvenile suspect in the case


isn't being charged with steal-
ing high-priced electronics, or
valuable jewelry.
According to the woman,
the suspect was only interested
in her sons' clothing.
Now her own boys have
very little clothes of their own,
thanks to the alleged thief.
But on Jan. 7, when she
heard some scuffling about in
a room in the house, she made
up her mind that she had had
enough.
This time, the woman de-
cided to put a stop to the bur-
glaries.
The incident happened at
her residence on Virginia Av-


enue in Harlem.
The woman said she heard
a noise from inside the utility
room recently.
Knowing well that the sus-
pect was at work, she put her
weight against the door and
then had her two boys, 15- and
17-years-of age, hold the door
shut while she notified police.
The suspect could not escape.
According to the arrest re
port released by the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office, the
woman was not going to let the
crime happen again.
"She was upset, stating that
See Traps Page 16


Resident's sunset
It comes as quick as it goes, Clewiston's residents of-
ten enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets this time
of year.


L'o.s


Local arrests page 14


Murphy


settles


in new


role

Analyses, much
work ahead, assures
Murphy
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
LABELLE -- In many ways,
Rick Murphy, Hendry County's
new superintendent, is still get-
ting his feet wet.
Despite having taken the ini-
tiative to scrutinize the full duties
of his new position just days af-
ter being elected, there is much
to be learned from this: his first
year as the school district's top
administrator.
There are many problems,
not the least of which includes
a shrinking budget and falling
enrollment figures. Every day of-
fers something new in the way
of challenges and solutions, Mr.
Murphy said.
"I really need to evaluate
where we're at," said Mr. Mur-
phy. "We need to see what pro-
grams we can improve or con-
tinue. There's always a need for
change and improvement."
Following years of steady
growth, the mantra at the school
board level seemed to revolve
around "growth, growth, and
more growth," Mr. Murphy ex-
plained.
Now, in the wake of an eco-
nomic depression, and uncer-
tain news affecting agriculture
at home, the school district must
poise itself and plan for stagna-
tion, or, in more likely terms, a
reduction in operating dollars.
To prepare, Mr. Murphy has
been recruiting the help of his
own mentors.
"I've talked to school board
members, business people, faith-
based groups," said the new ad-
ministrator. They've all helped to
provide a clear understanding of
the obstacles ahead.
Referring to news of U.S. Sug-
ar selling its land to the state of
Florida, and wondering how ex-
actly that will affect the residents
of Hendry County, Mr. Murphy
draws parallels to the enrollment
decline and major announce-
ments by the company in the
past 10 years.
"You can see when U.S. Sug-
ar started to make cuts, you can
See Murphy Page 16


News in
briefs


Index
Classifieds
Opinion ...
School ...
Sports ....


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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 22, 2009


ADVERTISEMENT


MANY VISITORS CASHING IN AT THE ROADSHOW THIS WEEK


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


Clewiston Clean out your
attics, closets and lock box,
the Roadshow is coming to
town. Roadshow experts are in
town all this week purchasing
antiques and collectibles.
While the Roadshow will
accept anything that's old,
they are focusing on gold and
silver, also coins made before
1965, military items, musical
instruments, pocket and wrist
watches. Modern jewelry with


diamonds and other precious
stones are also being accepted.
One person that attended
the Roadshow brought in an
1864 Civil War sword and
a coin collection and left 45
minutes later $10,000 richer.
Another was not as lucky but
seemed happy with the $355.00
they received for broken gold
jewelry. "I think this is a great
idea" said one lady that sold
her old class ring and some


Wanted are antiques, gold, silver, coins and military
memorabilia. Collectors are also interetsed in
pre-1965 toys, train sets, individual trains and dolls.


broken gold chains. "The stuff
was just lying in a dresser
drawer for years." She received
$248.42 for her efforts. Jeff
Parsons, the president of the
Treasure Hunters Roadshow
explained what the show is all
about. It's a chance for anyone
to sell their stuff and get what
it's really worth he said. It
seems everyone has items they
have wondered about or want
to sell but really don't know
where to go said Parsons. He
said the show has been in over
600 cities since 2001. When
asked what the most memorable
experience was he had a quick
answer. "Without a doubt it was
a show in Pennsylvania when an
elderly gentleman asked if we
could send someone with him


to visit an old toy store he had
closed down 50 years ago. It
was like walking back in time"
Parsons said "the store's 50 year
old inventory was still on the
shelves the store was a treasure
trove of collectible toys. I have
never seen anything like it. It
was simply unbelievable!"
It seems the store was closed
due to World War II. "I had
to go serve my country." the
owner told Parsons. Serve he
did for the next 35 years. The
collection of vintage toys still
in their original boxes sold for
more than $650,000. All this
week Roadshow experts will
be accepting various types of
antiques and collectibles. The
event is free and no appointment
is necessary.


The Roadshow continues through this week

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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
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* If interested in selling, we will consult our
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90% of all items have offers in our database

* The offer is made on the spot on behalf of our
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* If you decide to accept the offer, we will
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handling charges

* You get 100% of the offer with no hidden fees

* The entire process only takes a few minutes


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.


Gold is now trading at 30
year 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.


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.


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


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.


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!


Is vour 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,
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paper mafch6, wood, and
wax dolls are considered
desirable by collectors.
If your doll has original
clothing, wigs, shoes
and undergarments, that
increases its value.
Many toy cars, robots,
Tonka and trains made
before 1964 are wanted by
International Collectors


Association
well.


members as


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


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


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Thursday, January 22, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3




Brahmans unset Glades Central ..


INI/Charles Murphy


Corey White (right) defends Glades Central's Antoine Chisolm during Thursdays game.
By Charles M. Murphy won a key district game. ers by Jeune and Matt Skipper in
INI Florida Jeune did most of his damage the first quarter but still trailed 17-
at the free throw line down the 12 after the first quarter.
The Brahman gym was rock- stretch. Okeechobee fell behind by as
ing Thursday night as Okeecho- He noted he felt good at the many as eight in the first half but
bee boy's basketball upset the free throw line. didn't give up.
.... "Everybody did well tonight. A Okeechobee Coach Jon Enrico


powerful Glades C s


Ryan Osceola dribbles between two Raider defenders in Okeechobee's win Thursday.


in overtime, 69-66.
Okeechobee's David Jeune
scored 36 points, including six in
the extra session as Okeechobee


win is a win. I had to work a little
harder than usual. The crowd
made a big difference."
Okeechobee got three point-


INI/Cha


was happy with the results.
"We finally played a full game
of basketball," the coach said.
"This is the team we are. Every-


INI/Charles Murphy
David Jeune drives to the hoop during the second quarter of Thursdays game with Glades
Central.


one did excellent tonight. I can't
complain," he noted.
Belle Glade took a 24-16 lead
midway through the second
quarter but Jeune scored five
points in the final two minutes to
pull Okeechobee to within 33-30
at the break.
Coach Enrico
said that gave the
team a lot of confi-
dence.
"I told them to
break the game
down into four
games. If we win
each quarter we
can't lose. I told
them we can't get
down double dig-
its. We came back
hard. It was an ex-
cellent game from
everybody," he
noted.
The game was
back and forth in
the second half.
Glades Central
went back up by
eight, 41-33 but
Okeechobee rallied
thanks to six points
from Jeune to trail
49-45 after three
ries Murphy quarters.
Okeechobee's
crowd came to life
early in the fourth
when Terrance Al-
len nailed a three from the corner
and was fouled.
His four-point play gave
Okeechobee their first lead, 53-51.
He noted he practices his outside
shot under pressure all the time
and didn't feel any pressure dur-
ing the game.
"My team was down and they
needed a big shot. The Lord or
somebody told me to shoot it
and I did. We started to believe
at halftime that we could do this.
We kept our heads up."
That wasn't the last we would
hear from Allen in this game.
Down the stretch Okeechobee
went up by three, 56-53 on a steal
and bucket by Matt Skipper.
June's follow gave Okeecho
bee a 58-56 lead.
Glades Central again tied the
game and had a chance to win in
regulation.
However the shot went awry
and another four minutes was
placed on the clock.
In overtime Allen again
stepped up with a three pointer
to give Okeechobee a 63-61 lead.
"I felt if I hit the first shot I
would hit the second. I was hot
and I wanted the ball," he noted.
Allen ended the game with 10
points.
Glades Central took their final
lead on a slam dunk to take a 64-
63 lead. However their top ball
handler, Antoine Chisolm fouled
out on the next defensive series.
Two free throws by Jeune put
Okeechobee back up 65-64. A
defensive stop and another two
free throws by Jeune made it 67-
64. Jeune's free throw made it
68-64 with 21 seconds left.
Glades Central scored with
nine seconds left but would not
see the ball again.
The win pushed Okeechobee
to (8-9, 4-4 in the district). Glades
Central fell to (9-4, 6-2 in district).


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Castrol Pro Anglers host fishing seminar


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Castrol pro anglers
to sign autographs,
teach techniques

Members of the Castrol Fishing
Team will offer tournament-win-
ning tips and techniques when


they host the Wal-Mart Tire
& Lube Express Fishing and
Automotive Clinic Thurs-
day, January 29th.
The clinic will be held
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the
Wal-Mart Supercenter in
Clewiston.
The event is being held
in conjunction with the FLW
Series event on Lake Okeechobee
Jan 28-31st.
The free clinic is designed for
people of all ages and skill levels.
The Castrol Pro Anglers will
be on site signing autographs,
discussing fishing tips and tech-
niques, including tips on tying


knots, casting and selecting tack-
le.
The Castrol Anglers will also
conduct a casting contest pro-
viding hands on demonstration
of fishing tips and techniques.
Fishing fans of all ages have the
chance to win a prize by partici-
pating in the casting contest.
Additional information will in-
clude details about what to check
on autos and boats before head-
ing out to the water; instructions
about how to catch more fish;
what life is like as a pro angler and
general auto tips from the pros
who put an average of 40,000
miles a year on their vehicles.


"Our fishing seminars are a
great way to give something back
to our loyal customers," said Cas-
trol spokesperson Jamia Curtis.
"They also give us a chance to
introduce younger kids to the
lifelong sport of fishing. In fact,
we think these clinics can teach
anglers of all skill levels new tech-
niques. Here's a great chance to
chat directly with some of the
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Submitted photo

Members of the Post and

Santa
The VFW Post 4185, Clewiston, and Ladies Auxiliary and
Men's Auxiliary adopted a family in need on Christmas
2008. A Christmas tree with the lights and all decorations
were donated, groceries were donated and Santa Claus
helped deliver presents to the children. The VFW serves
the needs of our veterans of yesterday and those serving
today, their families, educating youth about the Flag and
patriotism and working with people in our community. This
is an annual project the VFW will continue in the years to
come.


Clubs and organizations


CHS Project
Gradutation Fish Fry
There will be a Fish Fry on Jan.
30 at the Elks Lodge from 6 to 9
p.m. You can eat out or eat in.
Tickets will be presold at Glades
Gas. You can purchase tickets the
day of the Fish Fry but there will
be a limited amount. Plates will
include: Fish, hush puppies, cole
slaw, baked beans and a drink.
There will also be a Project
Graduation meeting for all senior
student's parents on Feb. 2 start-
ing at 6:30 p.m.

Bird-Watching Tours
Through a partnership with
Hendry-Glades Audubon, the
South Florida Water Management
District will offer to the public es-
corted birding tours at the South
Florida Birding Trail Stormwater
Treatment Area 5 (STA 5) south
of Clewiston in eastern Hendry
County. Tours are open to any-
one, but participants must regis-
ter to reserve a space on the trips.
Meet at the STA5 gate at 8:30 a.m.
To sign up for the STA-5 Birding
Tour: Send an e-mail to Margaret
England, at: sta5birding@em-
barqmail.com with your name
and contact information includ-
ing an emergency cell number for
the tour day, the date you want to
go, and the number in your party.
You may also leave a message at:
863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202.
Website: http://www.orgsites.
com/fl/hgaudubon/
2008 Schedule
January 31


Great Backyard Bird Count Fun
Weekend: Everyone Welcome
Feb. 14-16.
Feb. 14 a.m. and p.m., Feb. 15
a.m., Feb. 16 am.,
Feb. 28, March 7, March 21,
April 4, April 18, May 9 (North
American Migration Count:
Teams) June 20, July 11, Aug. 15,
Sept. 19 (North American Migra-
tion Count: Teams), Oct. 17.

CHS Class of 1979
reunion
A meeting is planned for the
CHS Class of 1979 30th reunion
and will be held at Lakeside Real
Estate (Glenn Smith's office) on
Bond Street beginning at 6 p.m.
on Monday, Jan. 26. Please plan
to attend! For more information
call Lori (Biggs) 863-983-2438,
Tammy (Parrish) McClimins 863-
983-8639 or Ellen (Judd) Bain
863-983-2841.

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
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Letters to the Editor


Elks Soccer Shoot
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Championship, Gary Breakfield Florida Elks South Dis-
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and Florida Elks State President and his wife.



Local Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service.
Clewiston and surrounding areas:
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65. North wind between 3 and
5 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. North wind
around 7 mph.


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Friday: Sunny, with a high near 70. North wind around 6 mph
becoming southeast.
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around 5 mph becoming calm.
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mph becoming south.
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Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.


The road to the White
House
This letter is in direct response
to Marilyn McCorvey, Clewiston
city clerk's statement, "I gotta be
honest with you, it's not history
making to me, it doesn't matter
about black or white. It's just an
event, and he (President-elect Ba-
rack Obama) is just a man," as
quoted in the article, "A take on
inauguration," Clewiston News,
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 edition.
Well, her opinion is absolutely
right, he is just a man. However,
in my opinion he is symbolic of
so much more.
By the time this response is
printed in the paper President-
elect Obama will have been
sworn in as America's 44th presi-
dent. To attain the highest office
in this "land of the free, and home
of the brave," is without question
monumental. It is astronomical
to see that America, from "sea
to shining sea" elected a man of
African descent. President-elect
Obama's road to the White House
did not begin Feb. 10, 2007 in front
of the state capitol in Springfield,
Ill. This road began centuries ago,
and was paved much earlier.
Long before Abraham Lincoln's
route to the White House (which
President-elect Obama followed
in January 2009), there was the
Trans-Atlantic slave route. Count-
less numbers of Africans were
forced from their homes, families
and culture, made to endure or-
ganized free labor in the form of
slavery sanctioned for a time by
our government. The sanction-
ing of slavery mocked the time-
less words of our Declaration of
Independence -- "We hold these


truths to be self evident, that all
men are created equal, that they
are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty
and the pursuit of Happiness."
The road to the White House
continued to be paved with slave
rebellions, anti-slavery move-
ments such as: The Underground
Railroad, the raid on Harper's
Ferry and the Dred Scott case.
In 1854, Dred Scott, a slave, was
taken by his master into the free
states of Illinois, Wisconsin and
Minnesota. Scott stayed out of
Missouri, his slave state, for four
years. His claim was that he was
an established person on "free
soil." The lower courts ruled
against Scott. The case eventu-
ally went to the Supreme Court
of the United States. Again, the
ruling was unfavorable. Chief
Justice Roger B. Taney, a resident
of Maryland, and the other jus-
tices, ruled that Dred Scott could
not bring suit in federal court be-
cause he was a Negro, not just a
slave. No Negro, whether slave or
free, could ever be considered a
citizen of the United States within
the meaning of the Constitution.
Can you imagine what Chief Jus-
tice Roger Taney would say today
knowing Barack Obama was
sworn in as America's 44th presi-
dent on Jan. 20, 2009?
My dear young lady, perhaps
you are too young to remember
the brutality of lynching, segregat-
ed, dilapidated school buildings,
discarded textbooks graciously
passed on from White schools
to Black schools. You may not
have a frame of reference for the
bombing of Birmingham, Jim
Crow laws, the terror born from
having your leg clutched between


the jaws of dogs, the sting of wa-
ter unleashed on your body, and
the dehumanizing pain which
comes from being spit on. Hon-
estly, I have no reference other
than what I have seen, heard and
read. However, I am well aware
that it is easy to forget, in today's
era of more cautious and covert
discrimination, that the choice to
add one's voice to the chorus for
change was a choice that could -
and not infrequently did -- result
in death during the Civil Rights
struggle. But those were the
stakes between the years 1954
and 1968 in the United States of
America.
Tens of thousands of people of
all races risked not just their stand-
ing in the community, but also
their lives, in the hope of building
a coalition for racial equality that
could not possibly be ignored.
They succeeded in building that
coalition -- even if the highest ide-
als of the cause they promoted re-
mained, in some cases, unfulfilled
until President-elect Obama.
The 2008 presidential elec-
tion was a transformative effort
not only for Hendry County and
America, but the world. This elec
tion unfolded before the eyes of
the world. Citizens of the globe
watched some in awe and jubila-
tion, others in shock and dismay
as Barack Obama was declared
the winner of the 2008 presiden-
tial election. This presidential
election can best be summarized
with one word: change. From the
ghettos of France and England, to
the shanty towns of Africa and all
points in between minorities have
a renewed hope that if America
can elect a Black man, then yes,
all things are possible.
I hope you and others with


your view will continue to believe
that President-elect Obama is
just a man. Remember that if the
economy continues to worsen,
the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
linger, the number of American
citizens without healthcare in-
creases and education plummets.
Remember one man and one
administration cannot repair the
decades of idiocy and misman-
agement that has been allowed
to permeate our government.
In closing, I will share with
you the words of Newt Gingrich,
former Republican speaker of the
house, as stated on Fox News
Jan. 19, 2009, "This (presidential
inauguration) is a historic mo-
ment to be cherished." You see,
even Mr. Gingrich recognizes the
magnitude of the occasion. Fur-
thermore, I challenge you and all
people; those who will read this
letter and hear of this letter, Black,
White, Hispanic, Native Ameri-
can, to not be narrow-minded in
your thinking and beliefs. Reach
for your personal mountaintop.
President-elect Obama has at-
tained the pinnacle of politics.
He is America's president for
the next four years. As patriotic
Americans, let us unite and keep
our president, his family and his
cabinet members in prayer. Let us
follow his example of community
activism. And finally, I implore
all minorities to recognize their
God-given power of creativity. De-
velop your own businesses, write
books and magazine articles. Em-
power yourselves through read-
ing and education. Let us all work
together, embrace change, and
continue the dream of economic
equality.
Sincerely,
Whynett Jones


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Public Meeting
Announcement
The USDA/NRCS will be hold-
ing a public meeting for all agri-
cultural landowners and produc-
ers in Hendry and Glades County
to review and discuss the new
2009 conservation treatment ac-
tivities for two major conservation
programs, Environmental Quality
Incentives Program (EQIP) and
the Wildlife Habitat Incentives
Program (WHIP).
This meeting will take place
on Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the large
conference room of the Dallas B.
Townsend Agricultural Building at
1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, Fla.
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Addiction recovery
help
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that during the summer months,
children are more apt to let bore-
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can work into their lives. To help
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recognize the signs of drug and
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they need.
If you or someone you know
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Stop the violence
services available
The Hendryand Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety
by providing services, referrals
and education relating to the af-
fects of domestic/sexual violence
in our community.
The meetings rotate between
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or for information about meeting
dates and times, please call Abuse
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ral Extension (REACT): 863-674-
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FHSAA reclassifies football districts


By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
SOUTH LAKE REGION The
area's high school football teams
will experience significant sched-
ule changes come this upcoming
fall.
Courtesy of the Florida High
School Athletic Association (FH-
SAA), some teams will benefit
from them, while others won't
due to the classification restruc-
turing that took place, effective
Jan. 16.
In high school football, there
are a total of eight classifications
(Class 6A, Class 5A, Class 4A,
Class 3A, Class 2A, Class 2B, Class
1A and Class 1B).
In short, fans everywhere can
expect to witness a highly enter-
taining 2009 season, which will
likely consist of many surprises
and disappointments.
Here's a quick rundown of the
2008 state champions:
Sanford-Seminole
(6A)
USA Today national
champion St. Thomas
Aquinas (5A)
Tampa-Plant (4A)
Cocoa (3A)
Jacksonville-Bolles
(2A)
Pahokee (2B)
Tallahasse-North Flori-
da Christian (1A)
Jupiter Christian (IB)

Pahokee faces slew of
tests in 2009
For the past few years, it was
argued by many that Class 2B was
deemed the weakest in the state.
Those who came with the
conclusion attributed to the fact
that since Class 2B was formed
in 2003, the Pahokee Blue Devils
have won a total of five out of six
state championships.
Pahokee, a six-time state
champion, won titles in 1989
(Class 2A), 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
and 2008.
In essence, the Blue Devils will
be the three-time defending Class
2B state champions this fall.
Winning four straight cham-
pionships, however, will be a tall
order as a slew of powerhouse
programs, due to the FHSAA clas-
sification restructuring plan, have
moved down to Class 2B,
All of the classifications and
districts are set to be in place
for the next two seasons (2009-
2010).
The teams that will be join-
ing Pahokee in the formerly
weak 2B class include nine-time
state champion Jacksonville-
Bolles, Madison County (Class 2A
champs in 2007; reached as high
as No. 9 in last season's USA To-
day Super 25 High School Poll),
Miami-Gulliver Prep (Class 2A
state finalist last year) and Miami-
Monsignor Pace (Class 3A state
semifinalist last season).
Pahokee, which is classified
as a District 7-2B team again, will
be in a nine-team district, which
includes Cocoa Beach and North
Broward Prep, to name just two.
The restructuring plan, which
was made to alleviate travel for all
of the state's teams, probably hurt
Pahokee the most.
"We have 2-3 hour travel times
in some of our district games,"
said Blaze Thompson, the Blue
Devils head coach.
"It's going to be quite interest-
ing.
With nine set regular-season


games, including the annual
Muck Bowl against Glades Cen-
tral, that leaves Pahokee with just
one game to schedule.
"There are a number of teams
requesting to play us, but we'll
see what happens," Thompson
said.
"It is what it is, there's nothing
we can do about it.
"There's no changing it now."
Nevertheless, though Pahokee
will have to navigate through great
teams in each round, Thompson
still believes his team can win
state again.
"I think we can play anybody,"
Thompson said.
"We have a lot of returning
players who played a lot last sea-
son.
"We anticipate to maintain our
level of play; we look forward to
competing against what's set to
be a stacked 2B schedule."
The Blue Devils, who will be
returning 18 of last season's 44
players, will need to use all of its
personnel to its advantage if they
want to capture a seventh state
title.
Pahokee will have several star
receivers on the 2009 team, with
Dennis Hall, De'Joshua Johnson
and Kaalum Williams returning
as seniors.
Going into the season, how-
ever, Johnson will likely assume
the role as the Blue Devils starting
quarterback.
The ESPN150 Class of 2010
Watch List athlete will start over
Emmanuel Perez, who's yet to
find ample comfort in Pahokee's
high-octane offense.
The best-case scenario for the
Blue Devils is that Perez would
actually be able to start at some
point, with Johnson filling his
natural role.
That gives Pahokee a seriously
potent receiving corps in Johnson,
Hall, Williams and new transfer
Fred Pickett, who enrolled at Pa-
hokee High School last week.
"I don't think there are many
wide receiving corps better than
that," Thompson said.
The Pickett effect
Jessie Hester, the Glades Cen-
tral Raiders head coach, may beg
to differ on that claim.
Though the Raiders have just
lost Pickett, who made game-
winning grabs in three games for
them last season, Hester believes
they 'won't miss a beat.'
"Losing a kid like Fred hurts,
with the talent he has," Hester
said.
"We're just fortunate enough
to have other kids who are ready
to step up at the receiver posi-
tion."
Glades Central, which had as
many as seven wideouts last sea-
son, will have about as much as
that in the fall.
The Raiders bring back Nev-
ille Brown and Kelvin Benjamin,
who were both sophomores
in Hester's first season as head
coach.
They'll also have Carlton Lew-
is and Kelvin Darrisaw, in addition
to Greg Dent, who's widely con-
sidered as the best overall talent
in the Muck right now.
With Leron 'L.J.' Thomas slat-
ed to recover from his collarbone
injury for his upcoming senior
season, the passing attack looks
very promising for Glades Cen-
tral.
Antwon Chisolm may be pen-
ciled in as 2009's starting running


back, but concerns arise in terms
of how the lineman will turn out.
Hester, who considers the of-
fensive line as the most important
part of the team, simply had this
to say about the situation.
"Our work is definitely cut out
for us, but we have some young
kids here and we'll try to find a
way to get it done."
As Glades Central moves
down from Class 3A to Class 2A,
the team now seemingly has a
smooth path to the state title
game for the next two seasons.
In a classification that has just
36 total schools, Glades Central,
which is in District 7-2A, has only
two district opponents (Boynton
Beach and Suncoast).
So being playoff ready will
work to Hester's advantage, as he
can schedule up to seven regular
season games, not including the
annual Muck Bowl against Paho-
kee.
That also doesn't include the
spring game or the Kickoff Clas-
sic.
For the upcoming season,
Glades Central hopes to face the
likes of Palm Beach Lakes, Dwyer,
Royal Palm Beach, Jupiter Chris-
tian, Clewiston, Seminole Ridge,
Miami-Northwestern and maybe
even defending national cham-
pion St. Thomas Aquinas.
"During the playoffs, there will
be a lot of tough times," Hester
said.
"If the kids experience some
tough games in the regular sea-
son, then they'll know how to
respond in the playoffs."
Glades Day and Moore
Haven move down
Glades Day, a longtime Class
1A powerhouse, has been moved
down to Class IB.
That's fine with Pete Walker,
the Gators head coach.
It's no surprise, considering
the fact that Glades Day has an
opportunity to get even with two-
time defending Class 1B state
champion Jupiter Christian.
Both teams are in the same
district, which will make for a
great rivalry.
Glades Day, which is in a six-
team district, has only five games
it can schedule outside of District
7-1B.
The teams Glades Day will face
in the regular season could pos-
sibly be Clewiston, King's Acad-
emy, Bishop Verot, Okeechobee
and LaBelle.
"Our schedule will pretty much
be the same," Walker said.
"We got a bigger district this
year, but we could still play very
competitive football."
However, the Glades Day-
Moore Haven rivalry is all but of-
ficially dead, as the Terriers move
down to District 6-1B.
Jason Bond, the Moore Haven
coach, has his work cut out for
him, as St. John Neumann and
Evangelical Christian await once
again in district play.
Evangelical Christian eliminat-
ed Moore Haven from Class IA
playoff contention last season.
"It should be interesting be-
cause some of our rivalries are
still intact," Bond said.
"But they'll be some now
teams that we haven't played be-
fore," he continued.
"It'll be a fun experience."
Clewiston to Class 2B
Joe Roth, Clewiston's head


coach, will have to take his team
to points west and north this sea-
son.
For a team that played St. An-
drews, Inlet Grove, Cardinal New-
man and Pope John Paul in district
play the past four seasons those
teams are on the east coast the
travel won't affect Roth much.
"We're so centrally located, so
it will basically be the same as last
time, when we were in Class 2A,"
Roth said.
"We'll deal with the travel the
best way we can."
Clewiston won't play Class
2B power Pahokee in the regular
season, but the rivalry can be re-
newed in the playoffs.
The only way these two teams
can meet is if they reach the Class
2B state semifinals.
Nevertheless, Clewiston is try-
ing to keep its annual rivalry in-
tact with Glades Central, Glades
Day, Okeechobee and American
Heritage-Plantation.
The Tigers, who play LaBelle
each season for the Hendry
County Championship, will be in
the Cowboys' district for the next
two season.
Clewiston will have to face
these teams in District 6-2B play:
Cardinal Mooney
(Sarasota)
Dunbar (Fort Myers)
Gateway Charter
Island Coast
Lake Placid
LaBelle
It was revealed that the Tigers
will face King's Academy in the
Kickoff Classic.
"I think we'll be competitive in
district play this year," Roth said.
"I'm not familiar with some of
the teams, but we'll do the best
we can."
Notes: Pahokee has to face
these eight teams in District 7-2B
play the next two seasons:
Cardinal Newman
(West Palm Beach)
Cocoa Beach
Coral Springs Charter
Inlet Grove (Riviera
Beach)
North Broward Prep
(Coconut Creek)
Pine Crest (Fort Lau-
derdale)
St. Andrews (Boca Ra-


ton)
University (Fort Lau-
derdale)
Glades Day must play these
teams in District 7-1B play:
Berean Christian (West
Palm Beach)
Summit Christian
(West Palm Beach)
Jupiter Christian
Zion Lutheran (Deer-
field Beach)
Village Academy (Delray
Beach) will be eligible for District
7-1B play in 2010.
Moore Haven must square off
against these teams in District
6-1B play:
Bradenton Christian


Evangelical Christian
(Fort Myers)
Out-of-Door (Sara-
sota)
St. John Neumann (Na-
ples)
St. Stephen's (Braden-
ton)
Southwest Florida
Christian (Fort Myers)
Only the top two teams in each
district will qualify for the FHSAA
state playoffs.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


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Hispanic involvement in the New World


Spanish shape the
history of the state

By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The pale moon floated above
the black horizon, illuminating
the night sky with long, silvery
threads of light.
Glistening surf and long, white
beaches bathed in the soft lus-
trous glow as sloping, sandy
dunes rose and fell to the moon-
lights fleeting passage.
The quiet, peaceful landscape
was disrupted by the ominous
glint of steel.
Toledo steel, swathed in the
luminous moonlight, exposed
armed men hurrying a bewil-
dered column of captives to their
doom.
Exhausted and incoherent
men that had escaped the cold,
piteous jaws of the sea, staggered
unknowingly to their deaths.
A murderous act, executed in
the secrecy of darkness, revealed
human carnage in the early,
dawn's light.
Hundreds of grotesque forms
lay strewn like driftwood along
the blood-stained dunes.
Who were these people, and
why would "civilized" men per-
form such a barbarian act?
It is time to take a "Walk in The
Past" and unveil a dark side of our
Sunshine state.
All Spanish ships sailing from
the New World to Europe fol-
lowed the Gulf Stream northward
to the Carolinas, before starting
the Atlantic crossing.
The Gulf Stream provided a
natural shipping route, flowing


parallel to Florida's Atlantic coast-
line, making "La Florida" a vital
and strategic territory to Spain.
In 1561, the Spanish Admiral,
Don Pedro Menendez De Aviles,
commanded the Spanish Trea-
sure Fleet that sailed from Mexico
to Spain.
In route, a vessel sank in a
storm off the Florida coast.
Pedro Menendez's son, rela-
tives and friends were onboard
the stricken vessel.
Pedro Menendez arrived in
Spain and requested permission
from King Phillip II to return to
Florida and search for his son, but
was refused.
Several years later the king
granted Menendez permission,
on the condition he would ex-
plore and colonize Florida.
Menendez outfitted a ship with
personal funds and was preparing
to sail, when the king summoned
him.
The French had built a fort in
Florida and King Phillip II wanted
it destroyed.
In 1565, Menendez was dis-
patched with a fleet of ships to
destroy Fort Carolina, a French
fort located at the mouth of the
St. Johns River, near present day
Jacksonville.
In September, 1565, the Span-
ish sighted the French fleet at Fort
Carolina, but the French avoided
a naval engagement.
Pedro Menendez's sailed south
35 miles, and on September 8,
1565, landed and started a settle-
ment.
He named the settlement St.
Augustine.
Pedro Menendez marched
over land and led a surprise attack


on Fort Carolina.
Approximately 200 Frenchmen
were killed in battle or executed
as prisoners.
A few men escaped, but 50
women and children were taken
as prisoners, and the fort was de-
stroyed.
The bottled-up French fleet
had left Fort Carolina and were
searching for the Spanish fleet,
when Menendez destroyed Fort
Carolina.
A September storm destroyed
the French fleet, drowning many
of the men.
French survivors numbering
300, under the command of Jean
Ribault, surrendered to Pedro Me-
nendez, who ordered their execu-
tion.
The prisoners were tied and
then led behind the sand dunes,
where their throats were cut.
The site was named Matanzas,
meaning massacres.
In 1566, Pedro Menendez
made contact with Caalus, a
Calusa ruler living in the province
of Calus, an area known today as
Charlotte Harbor.
Pedro Menendez had been
notified that many Spanish cast-
aways were held there as slaves
and had hopes he would find his
son.
He sailed to the province of
Calus and met our ole friend Es-
calate Fontenado, who had been
a slave for 17 years.
Unfortunately, Fontenado's
older brother and 42 people, who
had survived the ship wreck with
Fontenado, were dead.
They were victims of the sac-
rificial rites practiced by the Calu-
sas. Pedro Menendez located


other castaways, but never found
his son.
Pedro Menendez established a
"friendly," diplomatic relationship
with Caalus, the Calusa cacique,
who the Spanish called Carlos.
The truce between Pedro Me-
nendez and Carlos was only a
ploy.
Both men had a plan, hoping
to exploit the other.
Carlos wanted aid from the
Spanish to conquer the Tocobaga
Indian nation, located on Tampa
Bay.
Pedro Menendez wished to
subdue the warlike Calusa, who
were a threat to Spanish mariners
and settlements.
There will be more "Tale
Tales" in next weeks edition of "A
Walk in The Past" when the Span-
ish struggle to establish missions
in South Florida.
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 and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m.
Butch Wilson is the Clewiston Mu-
seum Director. He can be reached
at clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.
corn, or by phone at 863-983-2870.


St. Theresa parish founder dies


Father Swaitecki
passes away
in Poland

Glades County Catholics were
saddened this week with the
news of the death of Father Emil-
ian Swiatecki.
Father Swaitecki, former pas-
tor of St. Joseph the Worker Cath-
olic Church in Moore Haven and
founder of St. Theresa parish in
Buckhead Ridge, died in his na-
tive Poland. He was 78.
Father Swiatecki was born in
Poland and was ordained there
in 1956.
When he was first ordained,
he worked with Bishop Karol
Wojtyla who would later be-
come Pope John Paul II.
Father Swiatecki loved his na-
tive country and had no desire to
ever leave it, but political circum-
stances made it impossible for
him to stay, according to a 2001
interview.
The outspoken priest defied
the Communists from the pulpit.
"I told the truth," he said. "They
didn't like it."
His life in danger, church offi-
cials sent Father Swiatecki to the
United States in 1972.
At first he was stationed in ar-
eas with Polish communities, but
communist agents still gave him
trouble.
Eventually he was transferred
to Florida and assigned to the
Venice Diocese.
He served as Parochial Vicar of
St. Paul Parish, St. Petersburg, Pa-
rochial Vicar of St. Francis Xavier
Parish, Fort Myers, and Parochial
Vicar of Ascension Parish, Fort
Myers Beach.
He became pastor of St. Jo-
seph the Worker Parish in Moore
Haven in November 1991.
Father Swiatecki had humble
beginnings at the Moore Haven
parish.
The church was already 30
years old and his first home was a
tiny trailer that rattled and shook
when trucks passed the church
property.
The parish's bank account
held $42 and his first Mass at the
parish attracted 12 people.
As Father Swiatecki traveled
around Glades County, he dis-
covered the town of Buckhead
Ridge.
With the permission of Bishop
John J. Nevins, he began to offer
Mass there at the Buckhead Ridge
Community Center.
In October of 1992, a repair
shop building was purchased and
renovated to house St. Theresa of
the Child Jesus Mission.
In 1996, a more comfortable
rectory was built on the grounds
of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in
Moore Haven and in 1999, ground
was broken for a new $1.5 million
church building to accommodate
the growing Moore Haven con-
gregation and to provide religious
instruction classrooms.
The new St. Joseph Church
was dedicated in February 2000.
Father Swiatecki was particularly
proud of the mural that takes up
the entire wall behind the altar,


which depicts a smiling Jesus
surrounded by children.
Local artist Frank Hopper
painted the masterpiece using
children from the parish as mod-
els.
In addition to his duties in
both Moore Haven and Buck-
head Ridge, Father Swiatecki
served as chaplain for Wacken-
hut Correctional Institute, which
was built on property neighbor-
ing the parish.
He jokingly referred to the
prisoners as his "seminarians."
Father Swiatecki also helped
establish a food pantry.
At the time of Father Swiate-
cki's retirement in 2001, the pan-
try was distributing eight tons of
food a month to needy families in
Glades County.

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Bonnie May Key, 63
CLEWISTON Bonnie May Key,
passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009,
in Atlantis. She was 63.
She was born May 15, 1945 in Mia-
mi, the daughter of the late Debbs
Edward and the late Muriel Emily
(Walker) Collier.
She was a Clerk, employed by Dav-
idson's Cleaners, Clewiston.
Survivors include her husband,
Barry Key; two sons, Ronald Brewer,
of Douglasville, Ga., and Richard
Sibley, of Pennsylvania; one daugh-
ter, Tracy Biondolillo (Nick), of Mia-
mi; two brothers, William M. Collier,
of Miami, and Debbs E. Collier Jr., of
Quinlin, Texas; two sisters, Betty
Williams (George), of Clewiston,
Sharron Oakley (Larry), of Burling-
ton, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston.
Audrey Elizabeth
Mount, 55
CLEWISTON Audrey Elizabeth
Mount, passed away Monday, Jan.
12, 2009, in Cape Coral. She was 55.
She was born July 16, 1953 in Dor-
chester, S.C., daughter of the late Er-
nest and the late Ruth (Amerson)
Hough She lived in Clewiston for
the past 28 years and is a former
resident of Rosinville, S.C. She
worked as a pre-school teacher with
Redland Migrant Christian School.
Survivors include her husband,
William Earl Mount; sons, Robert
Mount, of Clewiston, and Michael
Allen Mount (Jamie), of Clewiston;
daughter, Christel Monk (Benjamin),
of Hinesville, Ga.; brothers, Robert
Hough, of Holly Hill, S.C., Carl
Hough, of Moore Haven, J.W. Rish-
er, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Charlie
Hough, of Holly Hill, S.C., and Harry
Hough, of Moore Haven; sisters,
Dorothy Rudd, of Dorchester, S.C.,
Sarah Ross. of Moore Haven, and
Linda Hart, of Holly Hill, S.C.; and six
grandchildren.
Funeral services were 7 p.m. Fri-
day, Jan. 16, 2009 at Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home in Clewiston. Pastor
Darrel Branham officiated.
Cremation arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.


Father Swiatecki's dedica-
tion to his parishioners was
evident when he had a heart
attack in 1995.
He upset his doctor by re-
fusing to go to the emergency
room until he had taken care
of parish business, making
sure there would be another
priest to say Mass while he
was in the hospital for by-pass
surgery.
When he retired in 2001,
Father Swiatecki said he was
looking forward to returning
to his native Poland, which is
no longer under the commu-
nist influence.




Juanell Pearce Peeples
MOORE HAVEN Juanell Pearce
Peoples, of Moore Haven, passed
away Jan. 17, in Moore Haven. She
was 82.
She was born Aug. 16, 1926, in
Okeechobee to the late Austin
Pearce and the late Rosa Lee (Park-
er) Pearce. She married her hus-
band, William Hosea "Billy" Peeples
in 1945 and has been a resident of
Moore Haven ever since.
She worked with Billy as a partner
at their ranch, "Billy Peoples Ranch,"
and she continued running the
ranch after his death in 1992. She
was a member of Florida Cattle-
men's Assoc., National Cattlemen's
Assoc. and Glades County Youth
Livestock.
Survivors include daughters, Jean-
ette Peeples of Moore Haven, and
Janet P. (Byron) Storey of Moore
Haven; brothers, J. F. Pearce and D.
L. Pearce, both of Okeechobee; spe-
cial nephew, John Austin (Kim) Col-
lier of Okeechobee; grandchildren,
Anita (Langley) Bryant, Sissy (Ron-
nie) Wherrell, Leslie (Weston)
Pryor, Erin (Brad) Schonauer, Whit-
ney Storey, and Billy Carlton; great-
grandchildren, Emily Wherrell, D L.
Bryant, Sara Wherrell, and Harley
Rae Pryor.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, William Hosea "Billy" Pee-
ples; and twin sister, Juanita Pearce.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m. at Orto-
na Cemetery Pavilion in Moore
Haven with Frank Dana officiating.
Interment followed at Ortona Ceme-
tery. Visitation was held Tuesday
from 4-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to Moore Haven Scholar-
ship Foundation, Hope Hospice, Su-
san G. Komen For the Cure or your
favorite church or charity in her
memory.


Father Swaitecki


Katherine Marie
Whitaker, 88
PAHOKEE Katherine Marie
Whitaker, passed away Friday, Jan.
16, 2009, in Belle Glade. She was 88.
She was born June 23, 1920 in
Sherwood, Tenn., the daughter of
the late John and the late Janie Ma-
rie (Willard) Payne.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Danny
Whitaker(Myra), of Belle Glade; two
sisters, Ann Coverdale, of Belle
Glade, and Vivian Freeman, of Cape
Coral; nieces, Vickie Crawford (Den-
nis), of Clewiston, Pat Sar-
gent(Mike), Starr Moore (John),
Jeanie Martin (Ben), Valerie Pack-
wood (Kevin), Zandra Bell (Don),
and Marti Crytzer (Jeff); nephews,
Ronnie Page, Rickie Coverdale, \il-
liam Freeman (Bonnie), Nolan Free-
man (Daffney), and Johnny
Freeman; and a host of grandneph-
ews.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Satur-
day, Jan. 17, 2009 at Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, 438 E, Sugarland Hwy.,
Clewiston. Rev. David Ferrell officiat-
ed. Burial followed at the Ridge-
lawn Cemetery in Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston.



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When going back there, isn't there any more


By The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph. d.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
A recent editorial expressed
concerns about factions and de-
nominations in religion, and sug-
gested "getting back to the Bible"
to make all things well. Studies in
comparative religion give some
answers about why things are
the way they are; and the prayer
"..that they all might be one..." is
yet to be realized. Much has to do
with our understandings of what
the Bible teaches and what is in-
tended by God for us.
For example, there are those
who believe blood transfusions
are against God's law because
of Biblical teachings about "the
blood is life" and if you take some-
one's blood, you take his life.
Others see the use of "blood" as
a metaphor for life, knowing that


the body replenishes it's blood
supply and there is no problem
about transfusions. God's com-
mandments are understood to
proscribe the taking of "life" and
not "blood" per se. There are
admonitions in the First Epistle
of Timothy that church leaders
should be "the husband of one
wife" (chapter 3, verse 2) and
take this as forbidding polygamy.
Others see it as meaning only one
wife per lifetime.
Maybe it can mean "against re-
marriage" if the leader becomes a
widower. Is it "one wife at a time"
or "one wife, period" or are you
free to remarry if you are a wid-
ower? The Bible seems to support
slavery in some places (1 Timo-
thy 6:1, Philemon) and yet tells
us that "there is neither Jew nor
Greek, male nor female, slave nor
free, for you are all one in Christ
Jesus (Galatians 3:28)." Does this


mean "all equal, period?" I think
so.
It also speaks to those who
would object to women in min-
istry; all are one, and the Bible
speaks of woman deacons,
weren't they ministers too? There
are many, many understandings
of scriptures, all with their own
claim to validity. The other day
I received in the mail a list of
"denomination codes" with the
names of various Churches; there
were one hundred sixty-three of
them in the U.S. and the list is
not exhaustive. I asked someone
what he thought it meant when
Paul tells Timothy to "No longer
drink only water but use a little
wine for your stomach's sake and
your frequent ailments (1 Timo-
thy 5:23)."
He told me it meant putting the
wine on your hand and rubbing it
on like a lineament. I don't think


so! He had his interpretation, I
have mine. Getting back to the
Bible also raises other questions
like... whose Bible? Some feel
there is only one translation that
is valid, and fortunately for them it
is in their language. I find such an
attitude seeming to say that God
speaks through the Bible to only
one group of people. Even with-
in a language group, there are
changes over time. Psalm 26:2,
for example, in an older English
translation is a prayer to God to
"examine me and prove me..."
where "prove" is used in the older
sense of "test" but not in a sense
of vindication; we say "the excep-
tion proves the rule" as if is a re-
quired part of a rule, rather than
in the original meaning to test tale
was to see if it holds in all cases.
Older translations need to be
read with an eye toward current
usages of words and ideas. There


are other sources of understand-
ings that are not in the Bible and
yet accepted by many faithful fol-
lowers. The Trinity and an under-
standing of the nature of God is
never expressed in the scriptures
directly; it is the result of a real-
ization of the nature of God and
claimed by some as having no
basis even though the vast major-
ity of Biblical readers believe in
it. Likewise the structure of the
Church and the various officers of
religious bodies is open to ques-
tion.
What can be said, then, about
"getting back to the Bible?" It
has to be read in light of reason
and tradition; allowing for God's
revelation to us long after the
last chapter and verse was writ-
ten. By reading what has come
to the faithful over the centuries,
we don't have to "re-invent the
wheel" but rely on what others


have learned as well. We also
have our contributions to make in
understandings in our time, God
is not done speaking to us.
A seminary student that I en-
countered told me one day that
"none of the problems he en-
countered were exactly like any
of the stories in the Bible nor
were the solutions from Biblical
teachings always a good fit to the
problems." Each person, each sit-
uation, each generation is unique.
God knows about it and gives us
what is needed to how best to
apply His revelation to where
we live. No simple solutions, no
retreating back to a place that
doesn't exist any more., no ignor-
ing the hard parts; but using what
God has given us; that "ye shall
know the truth and the truth shall
set you free."


Looking inward: Are you sure of your eternal salvation?


By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist
First Christian Church
Are you sure of your eternal
salvation? This is a very important
question, and one that will have
lasting eternal consequences.
If you were to die today, do you
know for certain that you would
go to heaven? This is a question
about which we cannot afford
to be wrong, because eternity is
very permanent. One day each
of us will know the true answer
to this question, "For we shall all
stand before the judgement seat
of Christ", Romans 14:10. Every
one of us have two appointments


that have already been made
for us and that we will definitely
keep, whether we want to or not.
The are, "And as it is appointed
for men to die, but after this the
judgment", Hebrews 9:27. These
two appointments, death and
judgment, cannot be cancelled.
The tragedy of what happened
in New York City, Washington,
D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., on Sep-
tember 11, 2001 shows the uncer-
tainty and brevity of life. God tells
us in James 4:14, "Whereas you
do not know what will happen
tomorrow. For what is your life?
It is even as a vapor that appears
for a little time and the vanishes
away."


We must no make a error con-
cerning our salvation in following
what "seems right" to us, or that
we "feel in our heart that we are
saved." The Bible says in Prov-
erbs 14:12, "There is a way that
seems right to a man, but its end
is the way of death." Our feelings
are not a safe guide, but only the
Bible is!
What prior assumptions have
we already made about our salva-
tion? Many of these assumptions,
that people make, contradict what
God says in His word to us. All we
have to do is to look around at all
the many differing doctrines and
we can see a great difference.
Our Lord says in Mark 7:7, "And in


vain do they worship Me, teach-
ing as doctrines the command-
ments of men." Our worship is
vain if it comes from doctrines of
men and not from God. Can we
say that all these many differing
doctrines have come from God?
I think not! I Corinthians 14:33
says that, "God is not the author
of confusion." Or are they from
men? Where else could they have
come from, if they did not come
from God? This becomes a very
serious question. Our worship
becomes vain and useless, if our
doctrines come from men when
they meet in conventions and
conferences to decide what we
are to believe and do.


As the apostle Peter told the
Jewish council in Acts 5:29 "We
ought to obey God rather than
men." Do not believe anything
that I tell you, because we are not
going to be judged by what I say.
Do not believe anything any other
person tells you, because we are
not going to be judged by what
some other persons says. If fact,
we are not going to be judged
by what we personally believe.
On the Day of Judgment we are
going to be judged only by what
the Lord says in the Bible. That is
going to be the only standard for
judgment, for our Lord says in
John 12:48, "The word that I have
spoken will judge him in the last


day". So, if I or any other person
cannot point to it in the Word of
God, in context, then please do
not believe it, because there is too
much at stake-- you eternal soul!
Our soul is worth more than
the whole world and everything
in it. Jesus says in Matthew 16:26,
"For what profit is it to a man if he
gains the whole world, and loses
his own soul? Or what will a man
give in exchange for his soul?"
Our soul is the part of us that is
going to continue to live on for-
ever throughout all eternity. We
cannot afford to lose it into eter-
nal punishment!


Are we going to continue to fish or should we just cut bait?


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Jesus said, "Follow Me, and I
will make you become fishers of
men." Followers of Christ have
been fishing for people ever since.
Or have we?
Anybody can fish, but it takes
time and preparation and partici-
pation to become an expert fish-
erman. We could talk about fish-
ing all we want to, but the truth of
the matter is, we will never be a
fisherman until we start fishing.
This fact is highlighted in "A
Plea for Fishing" by John Drescher.
Following is my adaptation of this
story. Once there was a group of
people who called themselves
fishermen. And there were many
fish in the waters all around them.
In fact, the whole area was sur-
rounded by streams and lakes
and rivers just filled with fish. And
the fish were hungry.
Year after year, those who
called themselves fishermen met
in meetings and talked about
their call to fish, the abundance
of fish, and how they might go
about fishing. They continu-
ally searched for new and better
methods of fishing, and for new
and better definitions of fishing.
They sponsored nationwide and
world-wide gatherings to discuss
fishing and to promote fishing,


Religion briefs

Open Bowl
New Life Church is hosting an
Open Bowl, Cardinals vs. Steel-
ers, on Feb. 1 starting at 6 p.m.
There will be free food served on
a first come first serve basis. New
Life Church is located on 217 E.
Aztec Ave in Clewiston. Preview
our community gym.

Evangelist performs
Dan Schall Ministries will be
performing at locally, at Billy
Swindle's barn, 7500 W. High-
way 27, 7.5 miles west of Clewis-
ton. The event is provided free of
charge, and will be held Feb. 6 at
7 p.m.
For more information, please
contact Judy Swindle, 863-983-
7256.

Thrift shop at Church
of God of Prophecy
The Church of God of Proph-
ecy, in Moore Haven, will have
a thrift shop open on Saturdays
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., all things
are given for a donation, this is to
help for expenses of the church.
We feel in helping the church it is
helping you also, with your needs.
All things are nice and clean,
these things are supplied by Cow
boy Church Hand & Hand Min-
istries of Palmdale, if you would
like to help us call 863-612-0640,
if no answer leave message, God
bless you.

Annual Fish Fry at
First Christian
First Christian Church, 201 N.


and to hear about all the new
ways of fishing and new fishing
equipment and new bait that was
discovered.
Training centers were built
whose original and primary pur-
pose was to teach fishermen
how to fish. The plea was that
everyone should be a fisherman
and every fisherman should fish.
Many who felt the call to be fish-
ermen responded. One thing they
didn't do, however, was fish.
They engaged in all kinds of
other occupations. Some said
that they wanted to be part of the
fishing party, but they felt called to
furnish fishing equipment. Oth-
ers felt their job was to relate to
the fish in a good way so the fish
would know the difference be-
tween good and bad fishermen.
Others felt that simply letting the
fish know they were nice land-
loving neighbors and how loving
and kind they were was enough.
One day, after one stirring
meeting on "The Necessity for
Fishing," one young fellow left
the meeting and went fishing.
The next day he reported he had
caught two outstanding fish.
He was honored for his excel-
lent catch and scheduled to visit
all the big meetings possible to
tell how he did it. So he quit his
fishing in order to have time to
tell about the experience to the


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.

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.


other fishermen. Now it's true
that many of the fishermen sac-
rificed and put up with all kinds
of difficulties. Some lived near the
water and bore the smell of dead
fish every day. They received the
ridicule of some who made fun
of their fishermen's clubs and the


men yet never fished. They won-
dered about those who felt it was
of little use to attend the weekly
meetings to talk about fishing.
After all, were they not follow
ing the master who said, "Follow
me, and I will make you fishers of
men?" Imagine how hurt some


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Candidate qualifying begins Tuesday January 27, 2009 at
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Registration books will close Monday February 09, 2009.
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Run-OffElection if needed will be held Tuesday March
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Full time ER/CCU Nurse Manager
5 plus yrs clinical exp re Must also have 3 yrs of ER/CCU skill
competencies with one year of mgmt exp pref Must possess a valid
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Mtcrobiology Previous mgmt exp pref Must also possess excellent customer
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Previous exp in an office setting pref Must have exp with MS Office
apps Must possess excellent organizational, customer service and
communication skills.
Full time Department Secretary (Human Resources)
Previous exp in an office setting preferred Must have exp with MS Ofice
applications Must be conscientious of the confidential nature of personnel
information and possess excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills
Full time Registered Nurse
(Openings for Med/Surg/ER/CCU)
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I y. exp in area of expertise
Full time Radlographer/Mammographer
Must be ARRT registered and licensed as a Radiologic
Technologist in Florida
Full time LPN (HFCC)
Candidate must possess a valid Florida LPN license
Full time Foundation/Marketing Assistant
Must have exp with MS Office apps and possess a high degree of
clerical and organizational skills with strong communication
and interpersonal skills Writing and graphics exp pref
Full time Med/Surg Manager/ADON
Masters degree is desiraUble, BSN min (5)yrs of recent clindcal hospital eo
Demonroratn of manage t communica s, intrerspeona and financial
accountabiiy skFlls through inreasing job responsibilities and (3)years prior
mgt poson Lcensld as an RN in the State of onda BLS, ACLS, and
PALS certification req, RNC desirable
Part time -HOUSEKEEPER (weekends)
Must have I 2 yrs Hospital or Hotel experience. Must be
able to maintain a safe, sanitary environment
wao hendiyresionaiors
Fax resume to. 863-983-0805
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Employmen


Employmen


Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board is
accepting applications for a
Recreational Director. Applications
and job descriptions are available at
the Recreation Office at 310 West
Cowboy Way. Applications will be
accepted until position is filled.

Veterans preference as outlined in the
Florida Statutes. Hendry County is an
equal opportunity employer. Drug
Free Workplace.


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GIS TECHNICIAN
Lykes Bros. Inc. has an im-
mediate opening for a GIS
(Geographic Information
Systems) Technician at their
Brighton Ranch Office.
Qualified applicants must
have at least years experi-
ence using Windows, Micro-
soft Office and ESRI
computer platforms, includ-
ing ArcGIS. Knowledge of
legal descriptions and sur-
veying principles is pre-
ferred. This position will
assist the GIS Manager in
establishing and maintaining
databases for the GIS sys-
tem including creating, up-
dating and maintaining
information in GIS format,
researching and interpreting
information and identifying
material needed for GIS da-
tabases.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers com-
petitive wages and benefit
package including Medical,
Dental, Vision, Life AD&D
and LTD insurance, 401 (K)
Savings Plan plus paid vaca-
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Qualified applicants should
email their resume to:
lovda.riveraO
lykesranch.com
fax to (863) 763-6159 or
apply in person at the
Brighton Ranch office
located at 106 SW CR
721, Okeechobee, FI.
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal
Employment Opportunity
Employer / Drug Free Work-
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CHILDCARE/NANNY
Needed part-time. 6pm 8pm
Monday and Thursdays. In
my home, for 5 year old boy.
Must have vehicle and be re-
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(912)293-6959 Clewiston.
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South Bay, FL 33493
Position Available Within
City Manager's Department

City Manager
Annual Salary $70,000 $80,000
Salaried Position
Benefits
Closing Date: February 2nd, 2009

The City of South Bay is accepting applications
and resumes for the position of City Manager.
The City Manager is the administrative head of the
government of the City under the direction and
control of the City Commission. The City Manager
will be responsible for performing complex and
difficult administrative work such as planning, or-
ganizing and directing the day to day operations of
the City. The City Manager reports directly to the
City Commission. Supervision is exercised over
Department Heads. A Bachelor's degree from an
accredited university or college with major course
work in Public Administration or Business Admin-
istration, preferred. Seven (7) years of progres-
sively responsible Municipal and Governmental
experience in Public Administration, Public Works
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Please forward both Resume and Employment Ap-
plications to the Human Resources Department or
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February 2, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. For additional infor-
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WATER All Reasonable Offers Consideredll
10490 Coleman Ln 3/1.5 Home $82,000
357 Avenue E 3/1 Home $S99,000
Commercial Investment 501 So San Pedro Clewiston $160,000
1110 Virginia Clewiston 3/2 CBS Home $59,900
Tough Luck Ln 2/1 5 Mobile Home over 200 ft WATERFRONT $84,900
9805 Bay Dr Lakeport 3/2 Mobile Home $119,000
2235 Riverside 2/1 Home WATERFRONT Reduced 5225,000
RENTALS STARTING @ 450.00
Your Only Realer
Operating Out O Olaides County





Inc.
FREE ESTIMATE
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Rep
Office (863) 675-704
License #CCC1325950


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 9 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




CENTRAL A/C unit 4 ton unit
3 yrs old great shape for Mo-
bil home $600/or best offer.
(863)532-9841



COUCH, newly reapolstered,
sage green with a light blue
stripe $900 (863)763-8956
GOLDEN OAK Drop front sec-
retary 1900's Very nice
condition. $325.
(863)675-1218



ELECTRIC WATER HEATER 40
gal. NEW IN BOX GE. 12
YEAR TANK WARRANTY.
$320. (863)634-6189
REFRIGERATOR 3 yrs old,
white, clean, works great
$125. (863)675-2653
(305)394-4903
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
doors. ready for electric. La-
Belle $1000.
(863)612-0992



BOYS BIKE Boys 12" red
bike with training wheels. In
great condition. In LaBelle
15. (239)691-9121


-
"BUILDING SAL
BOTTOM PRICE
NEXT INCREASE
$5,190. 30X5
35X60 $8,99
$12,700. 60X1(
MANY OTHERS
Steel. (800)668-
1980



FRENCH DOOR 3
new 36"x80" I
Glass frenc
$100/neg. (863)
METAL ROOFING.
ranty-Buy direct
facturer 30/colo
wall accessories
around. Deliver
Gulf Coast Sup
(888)393-0335
CoastSupply.con
OVER THE fridge
36"x12" nutura
over the frid
$30/neg. (863)3
STAIR GLIDE STA
ft, Rail new
new seat $
(863)467-2482


CRIB SET POOHH
+ free toys, evei
cond. call for
(843)271-0733
FISHER PRICE
SWING Pd 151
ways, speed
MORE! $80. (91
HUGE STUFFED a
Elmo, 42" Eeyor
Bears. Like New
$20/will sep. (86
LITTLE TIKES bas
set, musical sit-
doh table Exce
$40/will sep. (86
POOH SWING Da
infant swing. Lik
see paid $110
(843)271-0733



CLOTHING Gir
dresses. White,
and Fuscia siz
$150. (863)558-
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BASEBALL
Unopened
$150/neg.


C
boxes
(863)


PORCELAIN CHRI
lage and
$700/will
(863)467-0290



COMPUTER Bla
Pro, Office, Gar
tional Tony
(863)517-2782
DELL 962 Al
PRINTER WO
NEEDS INK CO
FAXES
8 6 3 ) 7 6
863)697-9521


ANTIQUE TREDD
Machine Must
(863)357-0166
BAKER'S RACK 5
Drawers Ligh
iron in good sh
best offer. (863)
COMPUTER DESI
Some storage. L
(863)517-1663
COUCH & LOVES
are green & beige
condition $350.
fer. (863)357-36
DINING ROOM Tal
ful 42x42 table
sion plus 4 match
$200. (863)675-


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ES" BEAT
SE. 25X40
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O0 $33,600.
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6" Brand
Maple wood
Ih door.
357-2611
40yr War-
from manu-
irs in stock,
s. Quickturn
y available.
ply & Mfg,
www.Gulf-

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l solid oak
ge cabinet.
57-2611
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power cord,
1500 Call



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rything great
info $80.

CRADLE
)$ Swings 2
Is +ALOT
0)546-2367
animals 30"
e, 28" & 30"
(Okee area)
3)763-6131
ketball/hoop
n-spin, play-
I Cond, Okee
3)763-6131
ays of hunny
:e new, must
asking $50.



Is' pageant
size 10 slim
:e 12 slim.
0085


YARDS
s. 1987-89
612-1211
ISTMAS vil-
accessories
sep.




ck Dell, XP
mes, Educa-
$129.

LL IN ONE
IRKS GOOD
PY, SCANS,
$30/neg.
3-0380



LE Sewing
sell. $125.

Shelves 2
t oak black
ape $50/or
467-7996
K White.
aBelle $15.

EAT Colors
ge. Excellent
Or best of-
650
ble Beauti-
with exten-
hing chairs.
3516


DINING TABLE Round
wood/iron table W/4 chairs.
anytime $150.
( 8 6 3 ) 4 6 7 9 1 2 5
(863)634-4945
LARGE LIGHT Oak Computer
Desk- Large good desk with
lots of storage. $40/or best
offer. (863)467-7996
MAGNETIC TWIN SIZE MAT-
TRESS for health, Kenko-
pad, cost $400 new, will
take $100, (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
WOODEN Ent center couch,
loveseat, end table lamp
coffee table, all for 5775 or
operate (863)634-3859



GOLF CLUBS 4 sets, 1 left
handed, metal woods, irons,
putter, bag, balls, $390 will
sell sep. (863)946-3123
RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, PISTOLS
(30) Remington, Rugers,
Brownings, S&W, Fox,
$5000 or sell sep
(863)532-9881 Okeechobee


12 GUAGE side/side stevens
12 guage 18.5 double barrel
from 1970s $375/neg.
(954)933-6864
SAVAGE MODEL 99E .308
caliber with scope. Excellent
condition. $600/or best of-
fer. (863)673-3893



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

ideal treadmill for beginners,
the Weslo G-30 offers a 1.0
Continuous Duty HP motor.
Mintcondition! $100/or best
offer. (853)634-5506



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


SCOOTER -Handicapped, 2
seater, 4 wheel, $800 or
best offer (863)467-6009


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.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2009 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.


TELEVISION 65", Mitsubishi,
excellent condition, $700
(239)340-8503
TWO DISH NETWORK -
Receivers $80. each
(863)634-8147


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


Agriculture



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




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
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-
gine, runs and cuts great!
35. (863)532-0188
RIDING MOWER Huskee, like
new, 42" cut, 22hp Kohler
mtr., less than 20 hrs.,
$1100. (863)843-0759 or
(863)5675-0910
RIDING MOWER Yard Man
42"cut, 15 HP Kohler Runs
great. $250. (863)532-
0188


Rentals



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



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



NEW YEARS SPECIAL
1 MONTH FREE RENT!
BRAND NEW TOWNHOMES
For rent w/ option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br,
21/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



BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3/2, 2 car
garage, W/D, Screened
porch w/Hot tub, Pets OK,
$1100/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


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from Home.
*Business,
*Computers, *Cri
tice. Job place
tance. Computer
Financial Aid if qu
(866)858-2121,
turaOnline.com.
Buckler's CRAFT F
Shows...Art, Craft
Delights, Garden,
Home Decor..FR
sion with 1 paid.
call for special
(386)860-0092.
lerpromotions.coi
FOUR LOW RIDER 1
rims, universal lu
$100 For All (863
GENERATOR 11
watt. LaBelle
(863)612-0992
HOBART WELDER
10,000 watt, 20
motor
(863) 840-0505 L
SHOW CASE Like
or best offer (863
TWO Awnings 60"
ing $50 fi
(863)467-6009



PIANO HOWAR
Cond. $300/or
863) 357
561)248-4487


CLEWISTON FREE
Brown mixed fe
very friendly -
(863)263-1601
CLEWISTON FRE
Hound Puppies
old-2Boys & 3Gi
(863)228-7792
FISH TANK 50 gal.
rocks, & 2 fish. 01
$100/or best
(561)719-5411
Frontline/Advantagi
er: SAVE 40%
Shipping Or No
Charge. Call
pendable source
meds NOW! (239
www.PetBuddySu
SALT WATER Tank
Everything but ro
$500/or best
(239)878-1776
SHIH TZU PUP -
male, reduced
(863)983-1046
YORK PUPPU fen
reduced to
(863)983-1046



HOT TUB 4 person -
hot tub, new pum
tor,Runs great!!!
(863)233-1223



COMMERCIAL SEn
chine Works g
sell. $150. (863)
SEWING MACH
feather weight,
cond., case & at
$345 (863)697-9


MOTORCYCLE H
Brand new HB
Open faced with
(863)357-2611
REMMINGTON 7
270 New in box $
(863)697-1198
SLATE POOL Table
ble (98" X 54") L
Blue felt top, grea
Oversized ball an
Balls & Cues incl
tact Tues-Sun
$650/or best
(8 6 3 )46 7
(863)634-4945
SWAMP BUGGY-P;
Style 350 Auto,
Trans, Offset 12x
Tires $4500 (863



SPEAKERS 215"
in box with 2000
$600. (863)697-9


PHILLIPS 60" Big
Digital ready, ver
edition. Call Billy
tiable (863)467-7


E ONLINE
*Medical,
*Paralegal,
iminal Jus-
ient assis-
available.
alified. Call
www.Cen-

AIR Indoor
:s, Gourmet
/Pet items,
EE admis-
Exhibitors
I discount
www.buck-
m1
17" chrome
gs, 2 tires
)801-4940
hp, 5650
$300.

brand new
hp Kohler
$2,500.
aBelle
new $450
)763-0570
X 48" ask-
or both




D Good
best offer.
- 5773



6 mth old
male dog
$0.

E Mixed
6 weeks
ris $0.

- w/ stand,
keechobee.
I offer.

e Flea Kill-
NOW! No
Minimum
your de-
Sfor pets
)248-7915;
pply.com
75 gal. -
ck & fish!!
t offer.

small, fe-
to $375

iale, small,
$375




Octagonal
p, new mo-
$1000.




WING Ma-
ood. Must
357-0166
- Singer,
very good
tachments,
704


ELMET -
C Helmet.
visor. $50.

700 BDL ,
;550. FIRM

- Large ta-
eisure Bay,
t condition.
d claw legs.
uded. Con-
anytime
I offer.
- 9 1 2 5

aim Beach
400 Turbo
24 Tractor
)447-5456



Kicker CVR
I watt amp
1014


Screen TV,
nice con-
1500 Nego-
'011


LABELLE- 4br, 2.5 ba, 2 sty,
remodeled, hdwd firs, roof,
kitch., appis, for rent/sale.
$950/mo (863)228-0010


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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Propertyl030
Investment
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



CANAL POINT RIDGE 3br,
1ha, $75,000 & 3br, 2ba,
$85,000.
LAKE PORT 3br, 1ba, de-
tached garage, boat ramp,
1min from Lake, $78,500
(561)635-8478 Financing Avl.
FORECLOSED HOME AUC-
TION FLORIDA STATEWIDE
Auction starts Feb 7th 1000
Homes MUST BE SOLD! Free
Brochure (800)678-0517
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BIG LOT SMALLEST PRICE
12 acres just $99,900. Best
neighborhood in Tallahassee
area! Rare spacious country
living close to everything!
Great for kids w/horse privi-
leges. Best Price EVER, A
Must See. Great Financing
(866)938-1521

BUY LAND TODAY
5 Acres La Deca?
21/2 Acres Pioneer?
2 1/2 Acres Montura?
**Port LaBelle Lake
Front?
** Port LaBelle Wooded?
Ideal for RV/Mobile Home
**2nd Home/Retirement
Also: 11/4 acres in Montura
w/Super Clean Late Modle
Double Wide. $92,400.
Call Owner
(863)673-5071



ACRE LOTS Canal Point
Ridge, City water, Impact
fees paid, $47,000
(561)635-8478
Florida Foreclosure! 37 AC-
$39,900 Nice homesite set-
ting in picturesque oak
grove. Tons of deer & wild-
life. Perfect for hunters! Call
Jack at (800)242-1802
Florida Land Bargain of the
Century! 2 acre waterfront
homesite only $69,900. (ap-
praised at $169,900). Pri-
vate, gated community with
2 recreational lakes. Munici-
pal water & sewer. Low tax-
es. Just 90 minutes
Orlando! Excellent financing.
Call now (866)352-2249, x
2184. FLlandbargains.com
Moore Haven 106 Seeley
Rd., 3 lots & a trailer, asking
$72,500 or best offer.
(863)233-9622/233-9075



FOR SALE BY OWNER
Possible lease with option
to buy) 3 bdrms, 2 baths,
oak hardwood floors, Flori-
da Room (terrazzo). 2690
sq. ft. Corner lot (.43 ac.),
W. Avenida del Rio & Gua-
va. Extras: 2 full sized ad-
joining rooms (once used
as office & waiting room).
Possible office/den or
mother-in-law suite. Nice
yard w/native trees & land-
scaping. $199,000
Call 828-293-2542. Can
email pictures. Please no
brokers or real estate
agents.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Golf Lot Bargain! NOW
$39,900 (was $139,900) In-
cludes Membership! Rare
opportunity to own a beauti-
ful view homesite in upstate
SC's finest golf community-
NOW for a fraction of it's val-
ue. Paved rds, water, sewer,
all infrastructure completed.
Get much more for much
less. Low rate financing
avail. Call now
(866)334-3253 x 2126.
NC Mountain Land 5+ acres
w/lOft waterfall, in estab-
lished community, great
views, lots of options, only
$99,500, owner
(866)789-8535.
NOW is the time to buy your
TENNESSEE lake property.
Four seasons & no state in-
come tax. Call Lakeside Re-
alty (888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com


Mobile Homes



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




DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
3BR, 2BA, 1 acre corner
lot. (863)673-0369
LaBelle 2br, 11/ba, $600 a
mo. + $600 sec dep. Refer-
ences req'd. Call After 5pm
or Iv msg (239)246-5106
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
1,2 &3 Bedrooms
Low Deposits &
Reasonable Payments
863-983-3554
SOUTH CLEWISTON For
Rent or sale: 3br, 2ba dbl
wide, $700/mo
2br, iba sngl wide, $500/mo
386-546-8704 leave msg



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
GOOD FISHING Lake Placid
Paradise Mobile home park
55+, 2/2, Open floor plan,
furn, updated and much
more $22,500 Bargain
priced (317)370-1103
LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
- SWMH, 1/1 with additional
room, on rental lot. Call for
details, leave msg
(863)763-8054
Lowest prices in southwest
Florida. New3br/2ba double-
wide $49,900 setup & a/c
included 863-673-4325
MOBILE HOME 2 BR, 2 BA,
$17,000. Set up in Clewiston
Adult Park. (863)983-1659
or (863)599-9769
-MOBILE HOME SALES-
Huge 4BR/3BA
32x80 Set up on Your
Lot $550 Monthly
800-330-8106 or
863-467-6622
MOBILE HOMES
Need your mobile
home moved? We have
28 years experience.
Call for your Free Quote!
(863)983-8106
MONTURA, Super Clean DW,
1 1/4 ac on paved rd. New
appl., Titled fl. Owner financ-
ing. $92,400 863-673-5071
New 4br/2ba, 2009 double-
wide $53,900 includes a/c
and setup. (863)675-8888


Recreation



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



AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1600 or
best offer. (863)357-5754


ALUM PONTOONS 20FT- with
new floor, good for floating
dock or make boat, have rail-
ing & control console, $500
neg (863)467-2824
BASS TRACKER 175 PRO
2000 75 HP Mercury Mari-
ner, SS PROP, Minnkota
55LB Trolling motor,2 fish-
finders, battery charger, up-
graded seats, Trailer, many
extras $5500.
(609)577-4153
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 34 0 8 1 9
(239)645-9596
FISHING BOAT Morgan, 24',
diesel, $4500.
(239)823-2587
HYDRASPORT BASS BOAT -
16'4"., with a 115 HP Out-
board Motor, New carpet &
cover, Trailer included
$5000 Firm (863)467-2316
PADDLE BOAT 4 person,
with detachable canopy for
sale $150 or best offer
(863)467-2207
SAILBOAT Irwin, 37cc,
needs some work, $5,000.
(239)823-2587
SULLIVAN, 1994 14' alum.,
20HP Merc, Johnson trl mtr,
live well, Magic tilt trl,
$1,400. 863-763-2526



'87 Bonder 35' onan genera-
tor, self contained, new tires
& roof. Low miles, 20' scr.
rm. $2000 239-770-5729
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
MALLARD 2002, 26 ft, travel
trailer, sleeps 3, good cond,
very clean $3900 or best of-
fer (518)469-0990
TRAIL-LITE BANTAM '99 -
Kitchen & Bathroom, 26'
w/Fold Out Ends. Asking
$4000 (863)467-0031



BOAT MOTOR 15HP Long
Shaft $400/firm.
(863)467-7606
SS PROP 4 BLADE 21 PITCH
HUB KIT INCLUDED $350/or
best offer. (863)634-1545



HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 883 1998, Low miles,
nice condition $5000
(863)430-6987
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



ATV 260CC 2005 GREAT
COND. $1500/or best offer.
( 8 6 3 )3 5 7 5 7 7 3
(561)248-4487
MINI SPRINT RACE CAR -
750 Kawasaki engine, Four
torsion bar suspension
$3500 (863)805-2877
SCOOTER Merits S541 Pio-
neer $695 (863)983-7949


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


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Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
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DWARF RED Button Ginger
Lily-Plants come in 1-3 gal-
lon pot sizes $12.
(863)675-3741
LADY PALM Grows well in-
side or outside $21.
(863)675-3741


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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
*2BD/IBA in Della Tobias Needs much TLC
Asking $25,000
*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 gound 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' $ I 71,500
*"Short Sale" 3BD/2BA on Osceola Ave.
With Pool. Asking $159.900
* 3BD/I BA on Trinidad Ave. Great
Opportunity, $65,000
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT/LABELLE
*Sportsman Paradise' 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, $219K
*2/1 CBS home on 3 5 Acres 384 feet of
Highway 27 Frontage Asking $1 25K
"2/2 CBS Home in Anchor Landings, Lakeport
Waterfront with Lake "0" Access. Exceptional
Value At $ 159.000


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ACREAGE, 1AND & LOTS
"Commercial lot on Bond St Only $49,900
SBuildable lot on Del Monte Ave $129 9K
*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
SI 5 Acres in Hookers PointRd Improvements
included $ 75.000
MONTURA/FAGHOLE
* I 25 acre Lots avail. Starting at $25K
S3/2 MH on Riverside St I 8 acre $ 05SK
"3/2 MHI in Lindero St. I 09 Acre.
only $112.500
* I 25 Acres Lot Reduced $9,900
*New Custom C.B S 4/3 in Flaghole. with all
extras Asking $330.000
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT
*RARE OPPORTLINITY! I 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/ oading docks -
5600 so ft metal building with truck bays
"28, 557 Soq Ft Buildmng visible from Hwy 27.
0.68 Acres with 40 parking spaces former
Hardware store. $ 649.000 or Best Offer


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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




$500! Police Impounds for
Sale! Cars/Trucks/SUVs
from $5001 Many Makes and
Models, Must Seer for list-
ings call (800)366-9813 ext
9482
BUICK ROADMASTER LIMIT-
ED 1994 Custom Rims
A/C blows cold $3000/or
best offer. (239)878-4026
BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 cyl.,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
alternator, exc. cond., $1350
or best offer. (863)677-1742
CADILLAC DEVILLE '99 runs
good, 24 mpg, good tires,
Ither interior, 103K, $1850
(863)946-0490
CADILLAC SEVILLE 1998 -
Black,leather int.Call Jesus
spanish. $2500.
(239)822-7335
FORD ASPIRE '96 40 mpg, 5
spd, AC, 85K, $1200 or best
offer (239)590-85721
FORD F100 1979 Runs
rood, 302 V8, 4 speed.
ome rust, daily driver
$2500. (239)634-2699
FORD MUSTANG '96 auto,
AC, good on gas, $2500 or
best offer (863)763-0380 or
(863)697-9521
GRAND MARQUIS 1996,
Leather, V8, auto,alloy whis,
cold a/c, antilock brks, pow-
er $2500 (863)763-8027
Honda Accord 97 $500! Po-
lice Impounds for Sale! Many
Makes and Models Priced to
Sell! For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9480
HONDA CIVIC 1995 runs
good $2000/or best offer.
( 8 6 3 ) 2 0 1 3 49 2
(863)261-1181
HONDA CIVIC COUPE 1994 -
NICE CAR MUST SEE!!
$3550/or best offer.
(239)839-1326
MAZDA MIATA MX-5 1990 -
LOTS OF CHROME
$4550/or best offer.
(239)839-1326
OTHER Select Fiberglass
tool box for full size pick up,
like new $100.
(863)675-1690
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 Club Car, 48
volt, elec, sun roof, used
very little, $1850
(863)467-2824
GOLF CART YAMAHA GAS
Select New Engine -
$895. (863)675-1472


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,lug
nuts, $100. (561)573-3499
SIDE STEPS NURF BAR SIDE
STEPS FOR 4 DOOR TRUCK
$150. (886)382-4764
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
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.



DODGE RAM 1500 4X4 1997
Good cond. 5-Speed Club
cab. $4800. (239)839-3455
F250 SUPERDUTY '00- 4x4,
diesel, runs good, $11,500
or best offer, (863)675-3242
FORD F150 1996 Extened
cab cold ac $2500/or best
offer. (863)532-9846
FORD F250 XL 1993 4x4,
351 auto, longbed, runs
good needs TLC $2500/or
best offer. (863)763-6297
GMC 1988, C70 Dump Bed
366 Engine $1500 Firm
(863)763-1370
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



CHEVROLET BLAZER 1996 -
Sporty wheels 4-wd,Navy
blue,2 dr. V-6, Must sell!
$2500. (863)467-4650



ENCLOSED UTILITY Trailor -
2003 6'x 12' 3500 Ib. single
axle. Lighted interior. Very
nice condition. White.
$1700/or best offer.
(239)986-0296
FLATBED GOOSENECK -
w/ramps, 20' long, 93' wide,
8000 # 12 volt warn winch
$2500 (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER 4' x 8' Sin-
gle Axle. Spare new tire &
wheel. $600/or best offer.
(863)675-8559
UTILITY TRAILER 4x6, like
new, purchased 2 mos. ago,
$400. (863)843-0759 or
(863)675-0910
UTILITY TRAILER 5x10
Wood floor, rear ramp, full
size tires $750 or best offer
(863)763-7077
UTILITY TRAILER single axle
ENCLOSED 6X12
vent,lights,side,rear doors.
$2300. (863)634-2303
UTILITY TRAILER 8' w/tool-
box. made from sm truck
bed; new tires and spare
$175. (305)394-4906



GMC HIGH TOP VAN 1986 -
20K mIs. on new engine.
Must sell. $1300 best offer.
(561)254-7458 Clewiston
OLDSMOBILE 1993, 7 pas-
senger, cold ac, heat, new
tires, Good shape $1550
(863)467-4256


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 06-938 CA
UCN 282996CA000938XXXXXX
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST
SERIES 2005-FF6,
Plaintiff
v$
JE EMY C MILLREN, SAMANTHA A
BILLIRE ; FIRST FRANKLIN FINAN-
IAL C- RP, PORT LABELLE UNIT
OUR P ;OPERTY HOMEOWNER'S AS-
OCIATI N, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT
0 1, UNKNOWN TENANT NO 2, and
LL U KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
NTERE-TS BY, THROUGH, UNDER
.R AG NST A NAMED DEFENDANT
0 TH ACTION, OR HAVING OR
LAIMI G TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TI-
LE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
EREIN DESCRIBED,
Defendants
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order or Summary Final Judgment at
foreclosure dated January 31, 2007 and
n Order Reselling Sale dated January 8,
009, and entered in Case No, 06-938-
A, UCN 28200CA000938XXXXXX of
e Circul Court of the Twentieth Judicial
rcui in and for Hendry County, Florida,
eremin WELLS FARGO BANK, NA AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE MIMI TRUST SERIES
005-FF6 is Plaintiff and JEREMY D.
fILLIREN, SAMANTHA A MILLIREN
FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORP,
ORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY
HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC,
KNOWN TENANT NO 1 UNKNOWN
ENANT NO. 2; and all unknown parties
claiming interest by, through, under or
agalnsta named defendant to thlsaction,
or having or claiming to have any right,
title or interest i the property herein de-
scribed, are Defendanis, 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,
25East HickpDDoocheeAvenue, LaBelle, FL
33935 in Hendry County, Florida, at
11 00 am on Feb 4, 2009, the follow-
ing described property 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 witn the Americans with
Disabilities Act fat 1990, persons needing
special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Clerk
at the Court not later than five business
days prior o the proceeding oa the
Glades County Courthouse, Telephone
863-946-0113 or 1-800-955-8770 vai
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 1/15,22/09


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5 I


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 2/24/09
SUBJECT AREA 230 Injury or illness In Line of Duly (with compensation)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE The proposed rule establishes the policy for
injury or illness in line of duly (with compensation)
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY 112 63,1012 22,1001 42 and 1001 43 FS
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1012.63, 1012.22, 1001.42 and
1001 43FS
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools
EXECUTIVESUMMARY:The proposed rule establishes the policy for injury or illness
in line of duty (with compensation)
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100 00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5 30 p m or as soon thereafter as
the matter may be heard on February 24, 2009.
Notice Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with Information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
Iower cost regulatory alternative mustdo so n writing within 21 days after pubtica-
tion of this notice
Notice If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and dale to be advertised in the
future.
Notice The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule Is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing.The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of
schools, i writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice The requestshall
specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the pro-
posed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons
an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consider-
ation
Notice Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to he agency regardingdraft rules may hbe obtained by request, In willing,
to he Superintendent of Schools.
Notice The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule
Nolice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify the Superitendeni of Schools at (S63) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or work-
shop.
Notice If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of he Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120 54(3)e), FS
308097 N 1/22,29,2/5 CB 2/5/09
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certii-
cate, has filed said certificate for a ax deed to be Issued thereon The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and he name in which it was as-
sessed are as follow
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1870 2006 1-21-43-34-040-OOOG-0030 Harry Lee Preston, Jr
Lot 3, block 0, HARLEM ADDITION NO 8, PHASE ONE, according to the plat thereof
recorded In Plat Book Pages 136 and 137, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways ao record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, Slate of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according o law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold e old th highest bidder at he Clerks office, 2nd Floor
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on he Fifth Thursday m the
month of January, which is the 29th day of January, 2009
Dated this 1lth day of January, 200A
Barbaras Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
308096 CGS 1/22/09
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant o call of the Board of Supervisors of Sugarland
Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and
law Amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of Suganland Drainage
District, for the year 2008, will be held at the office o Hilliard Brothers of Florida,
Ltd., 5500 Sugarland Road, Clewiston, Florida on January 30, 2009 at 9:00am, for
the purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a term ao three (3) years.
2 Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine.
3 Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting
Additionally, this notice advises that, it a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Sugarland Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting. He will need a record aM the proceedings and thai,
for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record Mo the proceedings
is made Which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
ts o be based.
Board of Supervisors
Sugarland Drainage District
By Joe Martin Hilliard
President
308260 CGS 1/22/09

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that he City of Belle Glade, Florida, General Election will be
held on March 10, 2009, between the hours of 7:00 a.m, and 7:00 p.m. for the pur-
poe of electing three commissioners, each for a term of three (3) years There will
be one commissioner elected representing Seat "C", one commissioner elected rep-
resenting Seat 'D" and one commissionerelected representing Seat 'E'. Candidates
must be a qualified elector of the City of Belle Glade
The first day for filing as a candidate for commissioner will be January 27, 2009,
beginning at noon, and the final day for filtin will be February 10,2009, aO noon
Candidates must file in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Blvd., West, Belle Glade, Florida, during regular office hours until said date
and time Each candidate shall be voted upon by the electorate at large
Registered voters in Precincts 6016, 6018, 6020, 6026, 6028, 6029 and 6030 are
qualified to vote in this election To quality as a registered voter for this General
Elecon, you must register wth the Palm B each County Supervisor of Elections by
February 9, 2009.
In the event that no candidate receives a majority at 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 wo candidates who receive the largest
number Ma votes for that particular seat.
CITY OF BELLE GLADE
DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
305995 BaG 01/15,22/09


Public Noic 00


WANN DYESS
(8D3) tiC REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGAR DH M.
0| 11 (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALfESTATE.COM E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGEUCA GONZAIEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023


RESIDENTIAL
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent
3/2 Hookers Point $85,000
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced to
$190K
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres
PB County $149,000
4/2 Harlem $120,000
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1
Good income $174,900
3/2/2 with pool and guest-
house $245,000
4/2 corner lot fenced yard
with shed $239,000
3/1 Pasadena with shed
$159,000
3/2 with pool on Ridge -
1 3 acre lot $299,000
3/2 Ridgeview Add 2
$285,000
3/2 Home with pool and
apartment Davidson Rd
$176,000
3/2.5/1 Townhome
Lakeshore Villas $149,900
For Sale or Lease
4/2.5 Moniura Ranches
Home on 2.5 acres fenced,
with pool and much, much
morel @ 249,000
3/1 W Ventura fenced
yard with shed $99,000



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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 Flanida,
PlaintiMl,
V.
THE STATE DF FLORIDA, AND THE TAXPAYERS,
PROPERTY OWNERS AND CITIZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH
FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING
PROPERTY OR 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
- -

SECOND AMENDED NOTICE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE UPON GRANTING OF
PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE OF BOND VALIDATION PROCEEDING
TD:THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND
CITIZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MAN-
AGEMENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUB-
JECT 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.
This Court having caused the hearing an December 12, 2008 al 10 30 am to be
opened in open court hereby considers Plaintiff's, SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MAN-
AGEMENT DISTRICT (the "Distric") motion for Continuance of the Bond Validation
hearing on December 12,2008 at 10 30 a m, 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 State oa Florida, and he several
property owners, taxpayers and citizens of Palm Beach County, Broward County,
Charlotte County, Collier County, Glades County, Hendry County, Highlands County,
Lee County, Martin County, Mlaml-Dade County, Monroe County, Okeechobee
County, Orange County, Osceola County, Polk County and St. Lucie County, includ-
ing non-residents owning property or subject I taxation therein and all others hav-
Ing or claiming any right, Iltle or Interest In properly to be affected In anyway by the
issuance of the COPs herein described, or to be affected thereby, appear before the
Honorable Judge Donald W. Harele on the 6th day o February, 2009, at 1:30 p.m.,
In the Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway, Room 11-B, West
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 at all
proceedings In connection therewith and other matters set forth In said Complaint
and Supplement to Complaint should not be validated and confirmed as therein
prayed.
IT IS FURTHERED HEREBY ORDERED AND ADJUDGED thai by virtue or the
opening at this proceeding hat all persons who wish to be heard hereby have notice
of the continuance of the hearing to the 6th day of February, 2009, and that publica-
tion of this Notice and Order Is necessary as required by Chapter 75, Florida Stat-
utes.
DONE AND ORDERED at the Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida, this 12th
day of December, 200S
Is/
Donald W. Hatele
Circuit Couri Judge
305298 ON 01/14,21/09 & CN 01/15,22/09

I
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Saulernes V. LLC, holder of he following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name In which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
616 2006 1-22-43-31-010-000A-0020 Ralph B. & Gail Seymour
The Northwestone-quarterof the Northeast one-quarter tthe Northeast one-quarter
of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida SUBJECT to1 an easement for an access road of the West
30.00 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road described as fol-
lows: A strip of land in the East one-half of said Section 22, beginning at a point on
the East boundary of said Section 22, which Is 237 38 feet South of the NortheasI
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 North along the West boundary line of said East one-half of Section
22 to the North boundary line of said Section 22; thence along said North boundary
line East to the Northwest corner Section 22; thence South along the East boundary
line of Section 22 to the said Point-of-BeglnnIng Also known asLot 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 of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according tohe property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in
the month of January, which is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 200O
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304742 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Saulrnes V, LLC, holder o Ihe following cerlifi-
cate, has filed said cerificale for a tax deed tola be issued thereon The certificate
number, year at issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
617 2006 1-22-43-31-010-OOOA-0030 Ralph B & Gall Seymour
The Northeast one-quarter otthe Northwest one-quarter otthe Northeast one-quarter
of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East
30 00 oeet 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 al a point on
the East boundary of said Section 22, which is 237.38 feet South of the NortheasI
corner thereof run Westerly paralleling he existing rural road and canal to a point
which is 160 00 feet South of the Northwest corner of the said East one-hagf of Sec-
tion 22; hence North along the West boundary line of said East one-haif of Section
22 to he North boundary line if said Section 22 thence along said North boundary
line East to the Northwest corner of Section 22, thence Soulh along the East boun-
dary line of Section 22 to the said point of beginning. Also known as Lot 3, Block A,
PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Fifth Thursday in the
month of January, which Is the 291h day of January, 2009
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304748 CGS 1/1,S,15,22/09


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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 2/24/09
SUBJECT AREA: 519 Income Sheltered Programs (IRS Code 403(b))
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE The pro Dsed rule establishes the policy for
income sheltered programs (IRS Code 403(bl)
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY 112 21, 1001 41, 1001 49, 1001 51, 1001,42,
and 1001.43 ES.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE 11221,1001 41,1001 49,1001 51,
1001.42 and 1001.43 ES.
FULL TEXT A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of he Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The proposed rule establishes the policy for income shel-
tered programs (IRS Code 403(b)).
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
the matter may be heard on February 24, 2009
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
Oarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publica-
tion of this notice,
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the
future
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
auest, in writing, a hearing The request shall be submitted to the Superinntendeni of
schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall
specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the pro-
posed rule The SChool Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons
an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consider-
ation.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing,
to the Superinlendent of SChools
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into rhe proposed rule.
Notice If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notity rhe Superintendent of Schools at (863) 574-4642 or at the Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or work-
shop
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superinlendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), ES.
308097 CN 1/22,29;2/5 CB 2/5/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauoernes 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 it was as-
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
825 2006 1-13-44-32-AOO-0055-0100 Jesus M. Ayala
The North one-ha of the Southwest one-quarter ofthe Northwestone-quarterofthe
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 feet thereof Also known as Lot 5605, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an un-
recorded subdivision.,
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed In such certificate will be sold to he highest bidder at the Clerks office, 2nd
Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday
in Ihe month of January, which is the 29th day of January, 2009
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304741 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09

NOTICE FOR BIDS
Port Laelle Community Development District wil accept sealed bid proposals up to
4:00 P.M,, February 2,2009, for the sale of a 1997 Ford F-150 4x 4 truck in "as is"
conditiOn
Anyone interested may submit a proposal to the District office at 3293 Dellwood
Terrace, Port LaBelle, or mail lo P box 1605, LaBelle, Florida 33935 For addition-
al information call 863-675-5770 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Mon-
day Friday.
The District reserves rhe right to reject any or all bids with or without cause and io
accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District.
Lester B. Baird, Sr.
General Manager
Port LaBelle Community Development District
307747 CB/CGS 1/22/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank R & June E. Harben, holder of the follow-
in certificate, hasfiledsaid certificatefor atoi deed to be issuedthereon Thecer-
tilfcate number, year of issuance, description of properly and the name In which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
523 2006 1.27-43-29-010-OOF2-0440 Hilda Calzada, Dolorez Deleon,
Santiago Mllagros,& LIssebe Mollna Lopez
From the intersection of the North line of Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29
East, Hendry County, Florida, with the centerllne of Slate Road 29, run South 345'
East along the center line of State Road 29 a distance of 2,499.30 feetto he Point-
of-Beginning, thence North 86 34' East, 450 feet, thence South 3 45' East, 75 feet,
thence South 06 34' West, 450 feet, thence North 3 45' West 75 eel io the Point-of-
Beginning. LESS rhe Westerly 50 feet for right-of- way of Slate Road 29, being in
Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida and com-
monly known as Buisness Lots 44, 45 and 46, Secilon F-2, LaBelle Ranchettes
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such cerlificate will be sold to the highest bidder a the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, a 11 0 A M, on the Third Thursday in the
month of February, which is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIOA
CASE NO 2008-I12-CA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC
Plaintiff
Ye.
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
Henry County, Florida, will on the
28th day of January, 2009, at 11:00
o'clock AM, at the Front of the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court In the
Hendry County Courthouse, being the
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
prop-
erty 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 116,
of the Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida
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
interest
in the surplus, if any, resulting from
the foreclosure sale, other than the
property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens, must file 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,
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding,
you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provi-
sion of certain assistance, Please
contact the Deputy Court Admin-
Istrator
who office is located at Hendry
County
Courthouse, 125 Prao Blvd, LaBelle,
Florida 33935 and whose phone num-
ber is (941)675-5217, within 2 work-
ing days of your receipt of this
Notice;
if you are hearing or voice impaired,
cal 1-B00-955-8771
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By/s/D Hammond
Deputy Clerk
307380 CGS 1/15,22/2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 26-2008-CA-000836
MARK MOLBEGAT
Plaintiff
vs
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., et al.
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
JANUARY 5, 2009, entered In Case
No. 26-2008-ca-000835 of the Circuit
Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit
In and for Hendry County, Florida
wherein Pilar Home Developers, Inc., a
Florida Corporation, Vianca P Aguilar,
Beatriz DIebelll Perez, Ricardo Ortlz,
Maria Ortiz are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in the front of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court Administration Build-
ing, 25 Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle,
Florida at 11 00 o'clockA M on JANU-
ARY 28, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg.-
ment, to-wit
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 County, Florida, also known as
Lot 3 3365 in MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES
Dated at LaBelle, Florida this JANUARY
7, 2009
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the properly owner as of the date
of the Is pendens must file a claim
within 50 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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000837
MARK MOLBEGAT
Plaintiff
vs
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
26-200B-CA-000837 of the Circuit
Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit
in and for Hendry County, Florida
wherein Pilar Home Developers, Inc, a
Florida Corporaltion, Vianca R Aguilar,
Beatriz D ebelli Perez, Ricardo Ortiz,
MarlaOrtlzare Defendants, I willsellto
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in the front of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court Administration Build-
ing, 25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle,
Florida at 11 00 o'clokA M on Janu-
ary 28, 2009, the following described
property as se forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit
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
Lot #3142 In MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES.
Dated at LaBelle, Florida this Jan B,
2009
Any person claiming an interest In the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Is pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
BARBARAS BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By /g/D HAMMONO
As Deputy Clerk
307411 CN 1/15,22/2009
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on 1/24/2009
at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF STOR-
AGE, 1025 Commerce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Public
Sale by competitive bidding, the personal
property heretofore stored with the un-
dersigned by:
Jose Herrera Jr B-8
Misc. items
Matt Skipper -L-43
Misc items
Jody/Joey Gann -J-17
Misc. items
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
catfe, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
689 2006 1-33-43-31-AIO-0087-0000 Sebrina Stevenson
The Southwest one-quarter o the Northwesonequartert one-quarthe Northwest one-quar-
ter of the Northwest one-quarter aof 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 feet thereof Also known as Lot 295, PIO-
NEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall he redeemed according to law, the ropery described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder atthe Clerk'si 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 thls 1Olh day of December, 2008
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304738 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09

I
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which It was as-
sessed are as allows:
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
389 2006 1-17-43-29-040-0000-0050 Noe A Cantu & Marilu G Cantu
Lots 15,16,17,18 and the North 40 feet of Lolt 19, BOOTH's SUBDIVISION, accord-
ing to the plain thereof, recorded in the Plat Book 1, Page 21, Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall he redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder atthe Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Fifth Thursday in the
month of January, which is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304744 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09

Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Actvity
in the 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland
To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals
This is to give notice that Hendry County has conducted an evaluation as required
by Executive Orders 11988 and 11990 in accordance with HUD regulations at 24
CFR 55 20 to determine the potential affect that its aclivilies in the floodplain and
wetland will have on the environment for the County's two (2) CDBG grants (08DB-
A08 and 08DB-H03) projects.
Hendry Countyintends to undertake two (2) projects to be funded by a Florida Small
Cities Communty Development Block Grants (08OB-AOB and 08OBB-H03). The
County intends to secure the release of Community Development BlockGrant funds
under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act, as amended, to un-
dertake the two projects. The release offunds will be obtained from the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs, CDOBG Division The proposed projects involve the
rehabilitation and/or demolition and replacement construction of housing units that
already exist in the floodplain. All work will be in unincorporated Hendry County.
IIt has determined that It has no practicable alternative other than to proceed with the
work. The rehab/demo/replacement activities will have no significantimpact on the
environment for the following reasons
The homes to be served are already located in the floodplain, therefore, all work
will be undertaken on existing properties already owned by private homeown-
ers
Although the projects are located in the 100 year floodplain, the improvements
cannot be undertaken in any other location doe to the scope of the project There
is, therefore, no practicable alternative.
The proposed improvements conform to applicable floodplain protection standards
The proposed action will not affect natural or beneficial floodplain values, and resi-
dents ofthecommunitywill benefitfromtheproect All improvementswillbemade
to owner-occupled housing units already located in the floodplain Fallure to provide
these improvements could result in continued substandard housing in Hendry
County
Additional agencies involved in this project include the Florida ODepartment of Com-
munityAffairs, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Hendry
County Building and Zoning Department
Written comments must be received by Hendry County, Post Office Box 2340, La-
Belle, Florida 33975-2340 ATTN Ron ZImmerly on or before Tuesday, February
10, 2009. Mr Zimmerly's may also be contacted by telephone at 863-675-5264 or
atthe HendyCounty Administration Building, 155 S Lee street, LaBelle, Florida A
more detailed description of the projectandthe FIAflood mapsare available for citi-
zen review at Mr. Zimmerly office located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.
DATE ISSUED -January 22, 2009
JANET B TAYLOR
Environmental Certifying Officlal
Hendry County Board of Commissioners Chair
308008 CB/CN 1/22/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certifl-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it wasas as-
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
773 2006 1-35-43-31-010-OOON-0070 Todd James, LLC
The Southwest one-quarter ofthe Northeast one-quarter ofthe Southwest one-quar-
tler of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida Also known as Tract 7, Block N, PIONEER PLANTATION, an
unrecorded subdivision
Less and except Gas, i01 and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder atthe Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Fiith Thursday in the
month of January, which is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304743 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
THE AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION GRANTED TO
AMERIMIX INDUSTRIES, INC
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at 5 05 p m, Clewiston
City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewislon, Florida, to consider an ordinance to
revoke the ad valorem tax exemption granted to Amerimix Industries, Inc. entitled as
follows
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, REVOKING THE AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION GRANTED TO
AMWERIMIX INDUSTRIES, INC, PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO 2007- 14 AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
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 mat-
ter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings 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
A copy of the proposed Ordinance Is available for Inspection on weekdays be-
tween 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
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B Taylor, Chair
308160 CN/CB 1/22/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certifl-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1022 2006 1-22-44-32-010-0001-0070 Red Head Dreams Holdings, Inc.
Lot 7, Block 1 in MONTUR RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except, Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record,
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall hbe redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the
month of February, which is Ihe 19th day of February, 2009
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DE
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder
care, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued t
number, year of issuance, description of property and the n
sessed are as follows
CERT. NAMI
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH
850 2006 1-13-44-32-AOO-0132-00100 Ivy
The East One-half Ihe Southeast one-quarter of Ihe South
Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of S
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to
cess road of the South 40 feet thereof Subject to an ease
of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3686 in Mon
Less and except, Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of reco
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the I
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on th
month of February, which is the 19th day of February, 200
Dated this 24th day of December, 20 8



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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Merflt III, LLC, holder of the following certificate
has tiled said certificate fora tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate number
year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which It was assessed
are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
915 2006 1-14-44-32-AOO-0131-0000 Efrain Contreras & Paula Contre-
ras


ectone -qun13, Township u 44 The South one-hoalf othe Suthwestone-quarter othe Northwestone-. uarterothe
an cotinen for an s 4 Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44
an easement for an ae-
ment for an access road South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
tura Ranch Estates. cess road Of the West 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot 3424, MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision
by prior owner Less and evxept Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
of Florlda All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
, the property described
Clerks Oice, 2nd Floor Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
te Third Thursday in the in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
9i. Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Third Thursday in the
month of February, which is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court Barbara S. Butler
Hendry County, Florida Clerk oft Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
305322 CGS 1/22,29;2/5,12/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verdot VI, LLC, holder of the following certificate,
has filed said certificate tor a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate number,
year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which It was assessed
are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2751 2006 4.10-43-29-050-2345-0220 James Louis Kengla
Lot 22, Block 2345, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Flori-
da
Less and except, Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the ClerkWs Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Third Thursday In the
month of February, which is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Bank Atlandic Attn: J. Chin, holder of the follow-
ing certificate, has filed said certificate fora tax deed to be issued thereon The cer-
ti cate number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2161 2006 3-01-43-34-010-0435-0070 Elvira Gonzalez
Lots 7 & 8, Block 4356 of the subdivision of Block 111 in the City of Clewiston, Flori-
da according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 24, Public Records
of Hendry County, Florida
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the ClerkWs Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Third Thursday In the
month of February, which is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
305319 CGS 1/22,29;2/5,12/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 22-2008-CA-000163
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC
Plainetd
vs.
RALPH CONSTANT, at al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RALPH CON-
STANT
Last Known Address: 428 Avenue F 5 &
5, 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, RA. Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW 49th
STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDER-
DALE, FL 33309 on or before
February
13, 200, a date which is within thirty
(30) after the first publication of this
Notice in the GLADES COUNTY
DEMO-
CRAT and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA,
Disabled
persons who, because of their
Disabilities, need special accom-
moda.
tons to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Senior Deputy
clerk
Administration Whose Post office is
Located at the Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112,1700 MONROE
STREET, FT. MYERS, FL 33901, tele-
phone 239)335-22s9 or 1-
I 800)955-771 (TD) or 1
(B00)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 8th day of January, 2009
Joe Flint
As Clerk of the Court
By/s/Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2008-10S-CA
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA
Plaintdif
vs
GILBERTO CLAROS AK/A GILBERTO
CLAROS HERNANDEZ, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GILBERTO CLAROS A/K/A GILBER-
TO CLAROS HERNANDEZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 2701 BEE
BRANCH LAKES DRIVE, LABELLE, FL
33935
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: ROSA CLA-
ROS, 2701 BEE BRANCH LAKES DR.,
LABELLE, FL 33935
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAL OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in HENDRY County, Florida:
BEGIN 1550 FEET NORTH PLUS 47.50
FEET WEST OF THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 42
SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE WEST ONE-
HALF OF LOT 451, NORTH LABELLE
HEIGHTS, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 16, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING
ANO BEING IN HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, THENCE WEST B2 50 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 125 FEET; THENCE
EAST 82.50 FEET THENCE SOUTH 125
FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING ALSO
KNOWN AS THE WEST ONE-HALF OF
LOT 451, ALL OF LOT 452, AND THE
EAST 15 FEET OF LOT 453, NORTH LA-
BELLE HEIGHTS.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MO-
BILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, SERI-
AL NUMBER SBHGA1510S501390A &
SBHGA1510501390B
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses within 30 days after the first
ublication,f an, on Florida Default Law
Group, PL Plaintlf's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file
the original with this Court either before
service on Plaintiff;s attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter, otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once a
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Clewiston News.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court on this 13th day of January, 2009,
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Court
By /s/D Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group PL
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, FL 33622-5018
NMNC-FHA-R-khartmaler 4-F008004192
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator whose of-
fice is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, tele-
phone number (813)335-2299;
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay
Service, not later than seven (7) days
tior to this proceeding
07850 CGS 1/22,29/0g
PUBLIC NOTICE
The regular meeting aof the Board of Su-
ervisors of Flaghole Drainage District
as been scheduled for Friday, January
30, 2009 at 9:00 am. The meeting will be
held at Hilliard Brothers of Florida office
located al 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewis-
ton, FL.
Joe Marlin Hilliard
Supervisor
Flaghole Drainage District
308267 CN 1/22/09


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 tiled said certificate tor a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name In which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1091 2006 1.22-44-32-010-0044-0090 Atmaram Maharao &
RishmanIe Maharal
Lot 9, Block 4, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the
plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records of Hend-
ry County, Florida.
Less and except, Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the
month of February, which is the 19th day of February, 2009
Dated this 24th day of December, 200 B


305370 CGS 1/22,29,2/5,12/09


Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certicate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. Tho certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
872 2006 1-13-44-32-AOO-0208-0100 Madelyn Balceiro
The North one-half ofthe Northeast one-quarter ofthe Southeast one-quarter of the
Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road of the East 30 feet thereof
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Fith 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
Hendr County, Florida
304736 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/o

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
837 2006 1.13-44-32-AON0104-0000 Rosa M Bogardus &
Arturo Bogardus
The South one-halfo the Northwest one-quarter ofthe Northeast one-quarter othe
Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road of the West 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot No 3646, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision
Less and except, Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Third Thursday in the
month of February, which is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of Decembier, 2008


305383 CGS 1/22,29;2/5,12/09


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 tiled said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name In which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
502 2006 1.14-43-31-010.0000-0280 Michael J Thompson
Lot 28, GREENWOOD FOREST UNIT NO. 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 5, Pages 123 and 124, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the properly described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Fifth Thursday in the
month of January, which Is the 29th day of January, 2009
Dated this 10th day of December, 200B.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Henry County, Florida
304746 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING
CORP F/K/A GREEN TREE FINANCIAL
SERVICING CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
VS CASE NO 08-1123-CA
LORENZO SHELTON SR. AK/ LOREN-
ZO SHELTON, THE I KNOWN
SPOUSE OF LORENZO SH TON S ,
A/K/A LORENZO SHELT .; MA Y
SHELTON, THE UNKNOWN SPOU
OF MARY L SHELTON, IF VING,
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN HOUSE
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF R VARRI
AND IF DECEASED, THE R ASPECT.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, EVISEE ,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, C EDITOR ,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEE AN AL
OTHER PERSONS CLA d N B'
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST TH
NAMED DEFENDANTSS, PFi[ E A -
CEPTANCE CORP; STATE 0 LOR
DA, WHETHER DISSOL 0
PRESENTLY EXISTING, T IG THE
WiTH ANY GRANTEES, AS EE ,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR T I TEE
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) N AL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIM N B.,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGA N T DE-
FENDANT(S), UNKNOWN TE IANT#1,
UNKNOWN TENANT #2
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO LORENZO SHELTON SR A/K/A LO-
RENZO SHELTON; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LORENZO SHELTON SR
A/K/A LORENZO SHELTON, MARY L
SHELTON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MARY L SHELTON, IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF
SAID DEFENDANTS) IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS)
Whose residence are/is unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
Ihe above proceeding with the
Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy
thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, Law
Offic-
es of Daniel C Consuegra, 9204 King
Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328,
telephone 8i13) 15.8660, facsimile
(813)915-0559, within thirty days of
the first publication of this Nolice, the
nature of this proceeding being a suit
for foreclosure of mortgage against
Ihe
following described property, to wit
LOT10, BLOCK E, HARLEN ADDITION
NO 8, PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLATBOOK6, PAGE136AND
137, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
To include a
1996 GREEN BOATTRAILER,VIN
FLFLS70A23680GH31 AND
71292777
1996 GREEN BOATTRAILER, VIN
FLFLS70B23680GH31 AND
71292776
A/K/A
2500 9TH STREET
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will
be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded In the Complaint or Petition
DATE at HENDRY County this 13th
day of
January, 2009
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By/s/ 0D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance wlih the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
partlcipale In this proceeding should
contact ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding If you are hearing impaired
call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); or
800si) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
delay Service
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The regular meeting of the Board of Su-
pervUiors of Hendry Hilliard Water
Control District has been scheduled for
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 9:00 am.
The meeting will be held at Hilliard
Brothers of Florida office located at
5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, FL.
Joe Marlin Hilliard
Supervisor
Hendry- Hilliard Water Control Dis-
trict
308263 CN 1/22/09

PUBLIC NOTICE
The regular meeting of the Board of Su-
ervisors Of Sugarland Drainage District
has been scheduled for Friday, January
30, 2009 at 9:00 am. The meeting will be
held at Hilliard Brothers of Florida office
located at 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewis-
tan, FL.
Joe Marlin Hilliard
Supervisor
Sugarland Drainage District
308264 CN 1/22/09


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


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Flaghole
Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and
law Amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of Fla hole Drainage
District, for the year 2008, will be held at the office of HIlliard Brothers of Florida,
Ltd., 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida on January 30, 2009 at9:00am, forthe
purpose of
1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2 Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine.
3 Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting
Addilonally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Flaghole Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any
mater considered alt this meeting. He will need a record ofthe proceedings and that,
for such purpose, he 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.
Board of Supervisors
Flaghole Drainage District
By Joe Marlin Hilllard
President
308268 CN 1/22/09


NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING
NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Hendry County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section
197.3532(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collect-
ing non-ad valorem special assessments t hbe levied within the Banyan Village area,
Port LaBelle Plat Units10-13, within the unincorporated area of the County, for capi-
tal costs associated with construction of water lines for Banyan Village and service
assessments for maintenance of such water lines commencing with the Fiscal Year
beginning on October 1, 2009, and continuing each year until discontinued by the
County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uni-
form method of collecting such assessmentsauthorized by Section 197 3532, 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 of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of 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, 15 S Lee Street, LaBelle,
Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend.
Inthe event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect
to any matter relatingtothe consideration of the resolution atthe above-referenced
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may he 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 with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should
contact the County Clerk at (853) 575-5217, seven days days prior to the date of
the hearing.
Janet B Taylor, Chair
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
305123 CB/CN 1/1,8,15,22/09


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The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers, Jacksonville District began
redistributing Lake Okeechobee
water releases at 7 a.m. on Dec.
15.
Water managers discontinued
releases to the St. Lucie Canal and
adjusted the constant release to
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estuary.
The on January 19, the lake
stage measured at 13.64 feet
(NGVD), more than a foot below
where it was after Tropical Storm
Fay occurred in September, and
about four feet higher than it was
a year ago.
In determining whether releas-
es from Lake Okeechobee should
or should not be made, water
managers look at a variety of fac-
tors. For example, it appears that
low-level releases of 200 cfs to the
St. Lucie Canal are not needed for
the environmental health of the


estuary at this time. On the other
hand, the adjustment will provide
benefits to the Caloosahatchee.
The health of Lake Okeecho-
bee is rebounding well as wa-
ter levels slowly recede, and the
current lake level does not pose
a threat to the Herbert Hoover
Dike. In addition, the long-term
weather forecast indicates the
possibility of a drier than normal
dry season this year.
"Given these conditions, we
have determined that releasing an
additional 200 cfs via the Caloosa-
hatchee rather than releasing
it to the east helps provide ad-
ditional benefits," said Col. Paul
Grosskruger, Jacksonville District
commander. "We will always
work hard to strike a balance in
a system that must support mul-
tiple purposes."
The releases measured at the
S-79 will take into consideration
basin inflow into the Caloosa-
hatchee from Moore Haven (S-77)
to the W.P. Franklin (S-79).
After a two-year study, in April
2008 the Corps approved a new
regulation schedule that balanced
often-conflicting water needs in


South Florida. Under the 2008
LORS, water managers try to
maintain Lake Okeechobee with-
in the preferred range, between
12.5 to 15.5 feet throughout the
year.
"From all reports, Lake
Okeechobee is rebounding from
two years of drought and many
years of high water that's great
news for the lake, lakeside com-
munities and recreationalists who
come from all over the country,"
Grosskruger said.
On Sept. 6, 2008, the Corps
made its first water releases from
Lake Okeechobee under the 2008
LORS after the 720-square-mile
lake rose more than four feet in
30 days, due primarily to Tropical
Storm Fay rainfall.
For more information, please
call the Jacksonville District Cor-
porate Communication Office at
904-232-1953. Interested parties
can also learn more about wa-
ter level data and flows for Lake
Okeechobee and the Central and
Southern Florida Project by visit-
ing www.saj.usace.army.mil, go
to Popular Pages, and scroll down
to Water Management.


5th Annual Hallelujah


Hoedown at First Christian


Number of musical
groups set to
perform

By Jackie Miller,
Minister
First Christian Church
The Fifth Annual Hallelujah
Hoedown will be held at First
Christian Church. 201 N Fran-
cisco St., Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1,
beginning at 7 p.m.
J.D. Miller of Versailles, Ky. will
again be emceeing, Jackie Miller,
local Minister, will be leading
the singing, and Kenny Speakes
of Winchester, Ky. will be the
speaker for the 5th straight year!
Other Singing Groups and
individuals include "Homeward
Bound" of Indiana, "The Home-
stead Gospel Singers" of Home-
stead, Florida, Lowell Mason of
Joplin, Mo., "The Kentucky Hill-


billies of Elkhorn City, Ky., "The
Cornwell Twins" of Joplin, Mo.,
and Artie and Dora Carnes of
Freedom, Indiana, plus other lo-
cal talent.
New to the program this year
is Lowell Mason, who stands just
42" high and is known as "The
World's Smallest Gospel Singer,"
and "The Cornwell Twins" who
are known as "The Master's En-
couragers!"
Mr. Mason has appeared on
national TV many times and has
appeared on many international
programs.
The Cornwell Twins have
served as caddies on PGA tours
and have also travel extensively
throughout the world.
J.D. Miller is a Producer-Direc-
tor, traveled with and wrote mu-
sic with Bill and Gloria Gaither,
had Kenny Rogers and Lulu Ro-
mans record songs that he has
written, and is a Master Pianist.
He recently because a Direc-


tor with "White Fields Evange-
lism" an international mission
organization.
Each of these groups will
have tapes and CD's available for
purchase.
There is no charge for admis-
sion but because of the huge au-
dience expected those who wish
to attend are encouraged to call
863-983-1804 for a Free Ticket.
To defray the expenses of
such a fantastic event there will
be a Freewill Offering received
during each service.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First
Christian Church, encourages all
who enjoy good humor and in-
spirational gospel singing to call
for a ticket and be in attendance
at this very special event.


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School briefs

Clewiston Christian
School
CCS Reading Counts 1st
Challenge Ceremony 09'
Throughout the year CCS stu-
dents are challenged to read sev-
eral books at their reading level.
To test their memory skills and un-
derstanding, they are encouraged
to take a test on each individual
book they complete. Students are
rewarded if they meet their goals.
The children all received certifi-
cates for their accomplishments


and were treated to breakfast at
Beef 0' Brady's.
The students have already
started on their second Reading
Counts Challenge. We are look-
ing forward to our next Reading
Counts Ceremony.

Eastside Elementary
School
F-Cat Testing
Students are eagerly getting
ready for our upcoming F-Cat


Testing this year. Don't forget, if
you are a parent of a third, fourth,
or fifth grade student and you
have the internet at home, your
child can get extra F-Cat practice
for free. Just log on to www.fca-
texplorer.com. Or you can click
on the F-Cat link on our web-site.
If you have any questions, please
feel free to contact the school.
Fourth grade students will be tak-
ing their Florida Writes Test in
February.
Upcoming events:


Jan. 23 Students get report
cards.
Jan. 26 Parent/Teacher Con-
ferences.

Clewiston Middle
School
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
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
Here are our upcoming
events at Central Elemen-
tary:
Report Cards Go Home With
Students Friday, Jan. 23.


Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant


wishes in Hendry/Glades County


Submitted photo

CES Participates in Relay for Life
Central Elementary School is proud to announce it has a large contingent of teachers and
staff who will be participating in the upcoming American Cancer Society Relay For Life
event to be held at the CHS Bus Loop on March 14 and 15. The name of Central Elemen-
tary's team in "Cinderella," and the theme of the event is "Wish Upon A Time." Maranda
Berner and Tracy Owens are the Captians of the Central Elementary Team.


Children's
Charity has
immediate needs for
local referrals,
volunteers, and
donors
INI Florida -- The Make-A-
Wish Foundation of Southern
Florida announces that it has re-
cently expanded its territory and
now serves Hendry and Glades
County. The nonprofit organiza-
tion, which grants wishes to chil-
dren who have life-threatening
medical conditions, is actively
seeking local resources -- refer-
rals volunteers, and donations --
to help complete its mission.
"This is great news for the
area," said LaBelle Mayor Paul
Puletti. "Make-A-Wish does
amazing things for so many chil-
dren and we're thrilled that they
will be granting wishes in a com-
munity that is sure to support
their efforts."
To insure that every medically-
eligible child gets to experience
the power of a wish, the South-
ern Florida chapter (www.sfla.
wish.org) is asking the commu-
nity to refer children who may be
candidates. To qualify for a wish,
a child must:
'Be between the ages of 2'/2
and 18


*Be diagnosed with a life-
threatening medical condition
*Live or be treated in one of
the 13 counties in our territory
*Not have been granted a
wish by any Make-A-Wish chap-
ter or other wish-granting organi-
zation
"There is no doubt children in
our community can benefit from
the power of a wish," said Rus-
sell Echols, chair of the Glades
County commission. "We wel-
come the Make-A-Wish Founda-
tion and are excited to work with
them to make a difference for
our children."
According to recent U.S. Cen-
sus Bureau data, almost 30% of
Hendry County's population
(11,693 of 40,459) is under the
age of 18, the oldest a potential
wish child can be. Nearly 20%
of Glades County's population
(2,111 of 11,230) is under the
age of 18.
"There are people who would
benefit from the magic we create
or know of a family who would,
but they may not be aware of
who we are or what we do," said
Norman Wedderburn, president
and chief executive officer of
the Make-A-Wish Foundation of
Southern Florida. "Our goal is to
provide hope, strength, and joy
to children dealing with difficult
medical circumstances at a time
they may need it most."
Children's wishes usually fall
into four categories, Wedderburn


said. "I wish to be" (something),
"I wish to meet" (someone), "I
wish to go" (somewhere), and
"I wish to have" (something).
The entire family is included in
the wish experience and there is
never any cost to them.
The Southern Florida chap-
ter is also looking for volunteers
and donations specifically from
Hendry and Glades County. Vol-
unteers can serve in a variety of
roles, but the immediate need is
for wish granters, the individu-
als who work directly with local
families to help fulfill the child's
wish. Make-A-Wish does not
receive local, state, or federal
government funding, and with
$5,000 being the average cost of
a wish, relies on the generosity of
donations from the public.
The Southern Florida chap-
ter grants more than 500 wishes
per year, making it the 4th larg-
est wish-granting group in the
world, and has brought smiles
to nearly 7,000 faces in its 25-
year history. Hendry and Glades
County join Broward, Collier,
Martin, Lee, Highlands, Indian
River, Okeechobee, Miami-Dade,
Monroe, Palm Beach, and St.
Lucie in the chapter's 13-county
southeast and southwest Florida
territory.
To learn more, refer a child,
volunteer or make a donation,
call 888-773-WISH (9474) or visit
www.sfla.wish.org.


Submitted photo

Jack Hartmann visits CES
Just prior to the Winter Break, CES was privileged to have nationally recognized recording
artist Mr. Jack Hartmann perform for the students and staff. Mr. Hartmann specializes in
educational music for children, including brain and body movement songs that help stu-
dents learn concepts such as reading and math. His curriculum based music has helped
many students throughout the United States and the world. Thank you to Mrs. Barbara
Morrell and the teachers and staff at Central who assisted in bringing Mr. Hartmann here.
He enjoyed performing for the students, and the students in turn really appreciated him
stopping by.


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Submitted photo

Reading Ceremony
Clewiston Christian School K5 to eighth grade students showing off their Reading Counts
Certificates.


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14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 22, 2009


Arrest Report


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



Kevin Hudson, 18


'Belle Glade
SRobbery with
weapon
Arrested Jan. 1
Released Jan 1


Toriano Rutledge, 24

*Belle Glade
'Possession of
cocaine with intent
to sell
'Carrying a
concealed weapon
Arrested Jan. 16
No bond set

Lawrence Baker, 22

'South Bay
'VOP Aggravated
battery intended
harm
Arrested Jan 18
No bond set


Rodney King, 29
*Clewiston
Property damage
criminal mischief
$200 to $1,000
'Larceny theft is
between $300 to
$5,000
Arrested Jan. 14
Arrested by Tiffany
Arnold


Emilio Villarreal, 18

'Belle Glade
Robbery no
firearm or weapon
SRobbery
Arrested Jan. 14
No bond set for
release


Lindell Bush, 31
'Belle Glade
'Fraud swindle
obtain property
under $20,000
'Fraud request
refund with false
receipt
Arrested Jan. 15
Released Jan 15 on
$3,000 bond

Willie Corley, 21

'Belle Glade
'Robbery with
weapon
'Possession of
marijuana not more
than 20 grams
Arrested Jan 17
Released Jan. 18

Santiago Ramirez, 27
South Bay
'Smuggle
contraband into
prison cellular
phone portable
communication
device
Arrested Jan 15
Bond set for $3,000

Rafael A. Gonzalez, 63


* Clewiston
SSexual assault by
a person over 18
yrs of age, victim
under 12
Arrested Jan 15
Arrested by Allen
Davies


Ernest Jones, 18


Belle Glade
'Robbery with
firearm
Arrested Jan. 16
No bond set


Norberto Navarro, 26
*Belle Glade
'VOP: Possession
of cocaine
'Driving while
license suspended
habitual offender
Arrested Jan 13
No bond set for
release

Audrey Carey, 47

Belle Glade
'Aggravated battery
-person uses a
deadly weapon
Arrested Jan.17
No bond set


Bobby Laws, 54

'wSouth Bay
Burglary while
armed
'Aggravated
assault with a
firearm
Arrested Jan 14
No bond set

Marco Rosales, 22

'Clewiston
'FTA felony
offense
Arrested Jan 12
Arrested by Bonnie
Weaver


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No Picture
Available


*Belle Glade
'Carrying a
concealed weapon -
firearm
*Destroy, tamper or
fabricate physical
evidence
Arrested Jan. 15
Bond set for $9,000


Reginald Carrington, 22

Belle Glade
-Aggravated battery
cause bodily harm
or disabily
Arrested Jan. 16
No bond set


Thelma Clay, 51

'Pahokee
'Fraud imperson
use/possess ID
of another person
without consent
Arrested Jan. 15
Bond set for $3,000


Raymond Allen, 38

'Clewiston
'Smuggling
contraband into a
detention facility
Arrested Jan. 14
Arrested by Deputy
Tern Hessler



Crime Stoppers


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the
following wanted fugitive as of
January 15.
Gary Davis, age 25, also known
as Ballie Davis; Terry Davis and
Michael Smith, is a black male
with black hair and brown eyes.
He is 6 feet 1 inches tall with
tattoos on his chest and both
arms.
His last known address is listed
as S. Barfield Hwy., Pahokee.
Davis is wanted on felony
charges violation of probation:
aggravated assault with a firearm;


Francisco Lincoln, 17
*Belle Glade
Larceny commit
grand theft damage
over $1,000
*Grand theft with
damage over
S $1,000
Arrested Jan. 16
Released Jan 17
bond set to $15,000

Rommie Lane, 19
'Belle Glade
SRobbery with
firearm
Possession of
weapon or ammo
by convicted Fla
felon
Arrested Jan 15
Bond set for
$25,000

Javaris Wallance, 20

'Pahokee
-Assault with
intent to commit a
felony
'Aggravated
assault with weapon
Arrested Jan. 16
No bond set

Virgilio Lanchinebre, 53


'Carrying a
concealed weapon
Arrested Jan. 16
Arrested by Sgt. D.
Davis


aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon. Misdemeanor charges:
failure to appear: obstruction by
disguised person; no driver's li-
cense.
Davis is also wanted for mur-
der in North Carolina and also has
warrants in Georgia and South
Carolina. He may be in the Belle
Glade area. He should be consid-
ered armed and dangerous!
Anyone with information on
the whereabouts of this wanted
fugitive is asked to contact the
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS (8477) or online at www.
crimestopperspbc.com.


Jermiah Jenkins, 26

'Belle Glade
'Aggravated battery
offender knew/
should have known
victim pregnant
Arrested Jan. 14
No bond set for
release

Taquanza Brown, 20

'Belle Glade
'Aggravated battery
person uses a
deadly weapon
Arrested Jan. 16
No bond set


Charles Wells, 25
'South Bay
'Smuggle
contraband into
prison cellular
phone portable
communication
device
Arrested Jan. 15
Bond set for $3,000

William Larry, 38
*Clewiston
S'Nonmoving traffic
violation driving
with a license
suspended third or
subsequent offense
Arrested Jan. 14
Arrested by Deputy
J Soto


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Briefs cont.


Commerce. A mandatory meet-
ing 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
CREW is still helping Hendry
and Glades county residents re-


Murphy
Continued From Page 1
see the numbers go down," said
Mr. Murphy.
"When people don't have jobs,
they don't have kids in school,"
explained the superintendent.
The district lost 33 teach-
ers last year, and positions have
sometimes been left vacant by
the stresses of a hurting budget.
The challenge is in continuing a
high level of academics, while
confronting those shortfalls head-
on.
Despite the drop, Mr. Murphy



Trap
Continued From Page 1
the juvenile always breaks into
her house and steals her son's
clothes, and now her son has a
minimal amount of clothes and
she can't afford to keep buying
more clothes, and the juvenile


History
Continued From Page 1
joined their grandparents, whose
understanding of the struggles of
a people reached its finite point at
this late juncture in their lives.
"Thank the Lord!" said one


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

remains in charge of 7,000 stu-
dents -- a fact he is quite cogni-
zant of.
"There's 14,000 parents be-
hind these 7,000 students, and an-
other 28,000 grandparents behind
them," said Mr. Murphy.
Mr. Murphy applauds the work
of his predecessors, especially
with regard to improving the
overall district grade to a "B" last
year. From here on out, he said,
the district will be focused on
maintaining, and then improving
those gains.
As a former student of the
Hendry County school system,
Mr. Murphy remembers more vo-
cational programs being offered

comes and takes them," wrote
Kenyatta Thomas, the arresting
officer.
Deputies found a butter knife
on the floor, at the entrance of the
utility room, although it wasn't
certain whether the suspect had
been able to gain access through
the window or the door of the
room.
To prove her point about the

woman. "Thank the Lord!"
Despite the task ahead -- chal-
lenges underscored by the presi-
dent himself -- the ceremony took
on its definition in the wrinkles
when they formed around the
eyes of the people, in the smiles
that their faces so carefully as-
sumed, and, when it was all said
and done, in a hand extended in


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
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-

then compared to now. He said
he would like to implement the
programs again, notwithstanding
whether or not those types of jobs
will be here.
A regular day for the superin-
tendent begins at 5:30 a.m., and
normally doesn't end until "very
late." If he's not at the main of-
fice in LaBelle, Mr. Murphy is usu-
ally on the road, visiting schools
in Clewiston and LaBelle. The
schedule has been a hectic one,
he said, but it is necessary if he is
to enact the change that spurred
him to run for office.
He gives credit to his senior
staff, and said he looks forward
to his continued relationship with

thefts, the mother of the two boys
said the suspect was wearing
clothes that used to belong to her
son -- an orange family reunion T-
shirt and blue jean pants.
The 14-year-old was charged
with burglary, theft and damage
done to the room.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
comn.

friendship by a young White man
to an older Black woman.
His congratulatory offer was
lost in the sound and the noise,
except for the way that he bent to
look the woman in the eyes.
She reached out and held his
hand -- and never said a word.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
comn.


ship.
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

the members of the school board.
Previously a board member, now
the superintendent, Mr. Murphy
said his familiarity with the board
is an added benefit.
"I feel I have a good working
relationship with the board," he
said.
The superintendent also main-
tains an open-door policy with all
of his employees.
"I'm very candid with them
and I tell them to be candid with
me," he said.
As long as he has that, all the
other pieces of the financial puz-
zle should fall into place.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
com.


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.


School employee reduction



at school district


On January 13, 2009, at its reg-
ularly scheduled Board meeting,
the School Board voted unani-
mously to approve the Superin-
tendent's recommendation to
implement a Reduction-In-Force
of 58 to a maximum of 80 em-
ployee positions. These person-
nel cuts will be effective February
13, 2009. The employees involved
were notified Tuesday, January
20, and transition assistance is be-
ing offered. It is the intent of the
Board to offer all of the employ
ees affected an 18-month Recall
as existing positions are vacated
or new positions become avail-
able.
Superintendent of Schools
Rick Murphy's recommendation
to the board asked for the reduc-
tion in these job categories:
A minimum of 50 positions,
not to exceed a maximum of 71
positions from paraprofessional,
instructional assistant and self
care assistant categories;
one clerical position; two oc-
cupational specialists;
one resource counselor;
one supervisor of finance;
a minimum of three nurses,
not to exceed a maximum of four
nurses.
According to new Superinten-
dent of Schools Rick Murphy, the
reason for the reduction is that
there is significantly less revenue
flowing from both the State and
County to operate our schools.
The State's expected two per-
cent holdback came through this


month, making a $1 million dent
in the local school budget.
Mr. Murphy said discussions
on how to deal with the coming
shortfalls have been ongoing for
some time, beginning with for-
mer Superintendent Tom Conner.
Making the pill harder to take,
school enrollment for this year is
down. Enrollment figures are one
basis for the level of state funding
to schools.
The District's 2008-2009 budget
is based upon local and State rev
enue that has steadily decreased
over the last six months, and a
budget for the remaining year
and next year that may continue
to experience significant State
cutbacks. 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. Over
eighty percent of the District's
budget obligates salaries and
benefits for close to one thousand
employees. The other 20 percent
of the budget is non-salary ex-
penses or operational costs. The
District has already made cuts in
the areas of equipment, supplies,
travel, utilities and general operat-
ing costs. These cuts to operation-
al expenses will save the District
$643,000 this year and $959,000
in next year's budget.
These cuts are substantial,
but they do not provide adequate
funding for the remainder of this
year or for next year's budget.
So, Mr. Murphy warns that addi-


tional cuts will be necessary. The
school board is already looking a
probable additional loss of $2.5
million from next year's budget.
However, there is still hope that
in March the Legislature will hold
the line on more cuts.
This is the third Reduction-In-
Force over the last 20 years, and
it's the deepest and most painful
on record. Reverend Dwayne
Brown, a Board Member from
Clewiston offered a prayer prior
to the Board's vote, and Chair-
man Pat Langford offered to hear
comments from the large group
in the audience.
After the Superintendent's rec-
ommendation, there was stark
silence before the Board voted.
Emotions were obvious to any
observer as the Board Members
struggled with their decision.
These decisions were very dif-
ficult for the Superintendent, our
School Board and the District
Leadership Team. The process
was very complicated and emo-
tional for everyone. The team
truly considered the students,
employees and overall impact to
our community.
The School District would ask
that residents contact their legisla-
tors to remind them of their previ-
ous commitment to hold educa-
tion harmless during budget cuts.
Following the vote the meeting
was adjourned a little after 10:15
p.m, and the room quickly emp-
tied with very little conversation.


United Way, Consumer Credit


Counseling Services need volunteers
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Lee, Hendry, and Glades and Con- screeners or tax preparers. Free you have an interest in volunteer-
sumer Credit Counseling Services training will be provided. Volun- ing for the VITA program, please
are looking for volunteers to help teers will complete a certification call Kim Berghs at the United Way
expand the Volunteer Income Tax online and software training will Volunteer Center by dialing 211 or
Preparation (VITA) program in be provided by the Internal Rev- 239-433-3900 Ext. 260.
our community. VITA is the na- enue Service. The Volunteer Center is a
tional free income tax assistance VITA will be offered in Lee, program of United Way 211. By
program for low to moderate Hendry, and Glades counties
income families and individuals, through a partnership with United simply dialing 2 1, Lee, Hendry
VITA volunteers will help individ- Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades, and Glades residents can reach a
uals and families prepare and file Consumer Credit Counseling Ser- caring, trained information and
their returns and assist them in ac- vices and the Internal Revenue referral specialist, who will match
quiring earned income tax credits Service. There will be several sites their needs with local human ser-
for which they may qualify, in Lee County, including Cape Cor- vices or volunteer opportunities.
The United Way Volunteer al, Lehigh, Ft. Myers and East Fort United Way 211 is available 24
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