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News in
briefs

Baby sitting course
The American Red Cross will
be holding a baby sitting course
For ages 12 to 15 on March 28
at the Youth Center from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. The cost of the class
is $45. All participants need to
bring their lunch. Space is limit-
ed please pre-register by March
23. To register please call 863-
)83-1492.

Lifeguard Training
Want to be a Lifeguard? Sign
up now for Red Cross Lifeguard
Training. First meeting will be
April 8 at 5 p.m. at the Youth
Center. Ages 16 and older, cost
is $150 per person. To sign up
please call 863-983-1492 or for
more information.

Red Cross Golf Tour-
nament
The 7th Annual American
Red Cross Clewiston Golf Tour-
riament will be held on Satur-
day, Feb. 21. Registration will
be at 7:30 a.m. at the Clewiston
Golf Course on 1202 San Luiz
Ave. in Clewiston. Greens fee is
65 per player and this includes
golf, car, goodie bag, lunch,
an course beverages and en-
try in the putting contest. To
pre-register please call Debbie
McDuffie or Thomas Hernan-
Jez at 863-902-1220 or e-mail at
mcduffie@redcross-pbc.org.

Peg Herring at
Clewiston Library
All's Fair in Love, War and
Historical Novels with author
Peg Herring. Feb. 23 beginning
at 4 p.m. at the Clewiston Li-
brary. 120 W Osceola Ave. in
Clewiston, for further informa-
tion pleases call 863-983-1493.

Visit the Downtown
City Market
The City Market, sponsored
by the Clewiston Chamber
of Commerce and the City of
Clewiston Recreation Depart-
ment, is located at the Civic Park
right in the middle of town.
The City Market will be held
on Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. to 12
noon.
We invite you to come to
the City Market to visit with
tour neighbors, meet our local
Farmers and businesses, and
enjoy a morning of food, fun
and friendship.
If your pet is friendly, so are

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Hendry County Fair: Another fun year


INI/Ashley Smith
There was no shortage of rides and events for
people to see and enjoy at this year's Hendry
County Fair.


INI/Ashley Smith
The Hendry County Fair was held in Clewiston from February 6
to February 14. Many residents enjoyed rides, food, watching
pageants and so much more.


INI/Ashley Smith
Residents, enjoying themselves at the fair, are al-
ready looking forward to next year's event.


School Board votes to 'drop the DROP'


From the
Superintendent's
Office
After the School Board's
regularly scheduled meeting
and Executive Session of Feb.
10, the Board has decided to
meet weekly as the State's eco-
nomic situation worsens.
The Superintendent, Rick
Murphy advised the Board, that
previous cost cutting measures
had met the one million dollar
goal dictated by State cutbacks
for this school year.
As the legislature returns to
session many Board members
were concerned about further


cuts, and they requested that
senior staff plan ahead for even
more reductions in State rev-
enue.
Individual Board members
challenged the Superinten-
dent's staff, "don't leave any
stone unturned. We need to be
creative, and we must be good
listeners. It's important to eval-
uate every suggestion from our
employees and parents."
Mr. Murphy agreed and ad-
vised the Board, he was begin-
ning a series of informational
meetings throughout the Dis-
trict.
He asked his staff to keep a
complete record of all sugges-
tions, and to prepare a through
analysis for future Board meet-


The Board agreed unani-
mously with Superintendent's
recommendation to suspend
any further extensions of
DROP.
DROP is a popular retire-
ment benefit offered to School
Board employees after 30 years
of service or after their 57th
birthday.
The original program was
designed for five years, but the
Florida Legislature changed
the rules allowing up to three
years of extensions for class-
room teachers.
Dropping these exten-
sions will save the District over
$300,000 next year and even
more in the future.


The Board allowed the Su-
perintendent and the District's
two Chief Negotiators to begin
developing plans to allow se-
lected retirees to return to em-
ployment with reduced com-
pensation.
The Board hoped that future
negotiations with the two "Col-
lective Bargaining" agencies
would yield a plan that allowed
employees with special skills
and qualifications to return to
service, and not negatively im-
pact the District's budget.
Further, the Board wanted
to guarantee a teacher work
force that was diverse, highly
qualified and prepared to meet
See Drop Page 16


Phone Co.:


county


should


pay for


back up

County says million-
dollar infrastructure
estimate is not ac-
ceptable
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
HENDRY COUNTY -- Should
Hendry County pay upwards
of $4 million for a service that
Embarq should be obligated to
provide?
That's what many on the
county board are asking the
state.
Upset that the county would
have no backup means for com-
munication, the Hendry County
Commission has asked Embarq
or the Florida Public Service
Commission to step up to the
plate and deliver.
It is disheartening to assume,
leaders say, that should the
county's main communications
line be compromised for any
reason, that the city of Clewiston
will shut down almost complete-
ly until Embarq is able to restore
full function.
After all, the last thing leaders
here are interested in seeing is a
repeat of Sept. 19, 2008, when
the city lost all communication
with the outside world -- phone
service, including all cellular de-
vices, and Internet.
A contractor had disrupted
the city's main communications
line at approximately noon that
day. Even critical 911 emergency
lines were reportedly down dur-
ing the outage.
"For 12 hours we had a dire
emergency in Clewiston," Janet
Taylor, chair of the county com-
See Back up Page 16




Man


attacked

Police arrest suspect
in connection with
armed attack

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- A man called
police, saying he had just been
brutally attacked by two sus-
pects, one of whom brandished
a gun.
Fearing for his life, he said he
tried to run away from the con-
See Attack Page 16


Riding a 'smooth' path to history


Hughes overcomes
rough patch to gain
a scholarship

By Naji Tobias
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON Gliding his
way to the record books, Darris
Hughes had one thing in mind:
"Give me two seconds,"
Hughes said of his Clewiston Ti-
gers teammates.
That's basically all he needed
on each play to cement his status
as one of the best running backs
in the history of Tiger Country.
The Georgia State University
commit, who signed his letter of
intent on Feb. 4, is humbled by
all of what he accomplished.
After all, Hughes, shockingly,


wasn't offered by any major Divi-
sion I schools.
The only other schools that
gave him offers were the likes of
Stony Brook University and East-
ern Kentucky.
In Hughes's senior season,
he had 2,043 rushing yards to go
along with 21 touchdowns.
He's the first-ever Clewiston
tailback to eclipse 2,000 yards in
a season.
In the area, only Pahokee's
Vincent Smith, who's now at
Michigan, did better (2,129 rush
yards, 29 touchdowns).
For his career, Hughes rushed
for 4,095 yards and scored 45
overall touchdowns.
To add to his accomplish-
ments, Hughes was selected
as the starting running back in
the North-South All-Star Game,


played on Dec. 23 in Sebring.
Hughes, also known boyfriends
as 'Smooth', was tapped to start
over Okeechobee running back
Lonnie Pryor, who signed with
Florida State last week.
He also started at running
back in the Jan. 15 Outback
Bowl Game, where he teamed
up with the likes of Glades Day's
Bo Schlecter, Glades Central's
Robert Ferguson and Pahokee's
Jarvis Byrd, among many oth-
ers.
To cap off Hughes's amaz-
ing season, he was awarded
the team's MVP in the fall sports
awards banquet, held on Jan. 15
at the John Boy Auditorium.
Interestingly, both Schlecter
and Ferguson will be joining
See Path Page 16


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Clewiston Tigers running back Darris Hughes signed with
Georgia State University last week.


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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, February 19, 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..



Joseph Jerome, 22


'Belle Glade
'VOP: Grand theft
Arrested Feb. 10
No bond set for
release



Angel Medellin, 29
'Belle Glade
'Nonmoving traffic
violation drive
while license
suspended habitual
offender
Arrested Feb. 14
Released Feb 15 on
$5,000 bond


Nekiea Holden, 31
'Pahokee
'Possession of
cocaine with intent
to sell
STampering with or
fabricating physical
evidence
Arrested Feb. 13
No bond set for
release
Barrington Bentley, 19

*Pahokee
'Possession of
marijuana with
intent to sell or
deliver
Arrested Feb. 14
Released Feb 14 on
$5,000 bond

Hugo Campuzano, 17
'Clewiston
'Aggravated
assault with intent
to commit a felony
'Fire a weapon or
missile into dwelling
Arrested Feb. 12
Arresting officer
was S. Reed

Natividad Jaimes, 17
'Clewiston
'Aggravated
assault with intent
to commit a felony
'Fire a weapon or
missile into dwelling
Arrested Feb 12
Arresting officer
was S. Reed

Joaquin Garcia Jr., 20

*Clewiston
'Possession of
cocaine
Arrested Feb. 14
Arresting officer
was Deputy J.
Woods


Willard P. Moore, 49


Carlos Hernandez, 23

*Belle Glade
Traffic offense
DUl alcohol or
drugs
Arrested Feb. 16
Released Feb. 16



Keithan Dennard, 30

-Belle Glade
-Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
Arrested Feb 12
No bond set for
release


Luis Villarreal, 20
'South Bay
'Possession of
weapon or ammo
by convicted felon
'Carrying a
concealed weapon -
firearm
Arrested Feb 13
Bond has been set
to $3,000

Salicia Jackson, 23

'Pahokee
Larceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested Feb. 11
Released Feb. 11 on
$3,000 bond


Eulalio Valdez III, 22

'Clewiston
'Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
Arrested Feb. 15
Arresting officer
was N. Reed

Nicole J. Martinez, 27

'Clewiston
'Felony probation
violation
'Robbery with
weapon
Arrested Feb. 13
Arresting officer
was B. Weaver

Ezequiel Garcia, 15
'Clewiston
'Aggravated
assault with intent
to commit a felony
SFire a weapon or
missile into dwelling
Arrested Feb. 12
Arresting officer
was S eed

Terrance L. Wright, 17

'Clewiston
'Robbery with a
firearm
Arrested Feb. 11
Arresting officer
was D Davis


Camilo Gonzalez, 33


Eloy Villarreal, 20
SBelle Glade
'Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
'Aggravated
assault with a
firearm
Arrested Feb. 11
No bond set for
release

Kevin Hudson, 18
'Belle Glade
'VOP Burglary
of an occupied
SGrand theft is
between $300 to
$5,000 dollars
Arrested Feb. 11
No bond set for
release

Bolmon Slater, 33
.Pahokee
a 'Possession of
marijuana with
intent to sell
STampering with or
fabricating physical
evidence
Arrested Feb. 13
No bond set for
release


Faustino Perez, 34
SBelle Glade
'Traffic offense
DUI alcohol or
drugs
STraffic offense -
refuse to submit
DUL test after
license suspended
Arrested Feb. 13
Released Feb 13

Laurie Thomas, 39
hBelle Glade
Trespasslt win
a structure or
conveyance
Possession of
drug paraphernalia
Arrested Feb. 13
No bond set for
release

Charles Worthen, 23
'Pahokee
'Aggravated
assault wi th a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
Arrested Feb. 14
No bond set for
release


for over 63 years.


Mercury


Hilton Jasper, 23


*Violation
of probation:
attempted burglary
of a dwelling
Arrested Feb 13
No bond set for
release


Robert Williams, 25

Belle Glade
Battery on officer,
hrefighter, emtd etc
SResist officer with
violence
Arrested Feb 11
Released Feb 12 on
$3,000 bond


Kavoris Worthen, 25

Pahokee
-Aggravated
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
Arrested Feb 14
Released Feb 15 on
$10,000 bond


Jonathan Gadsden, 25
SBelle Glade
SPossession of
cocaine
SPossession of
marijuana not more
than 20 grams
Arrested Feb. 12
Released Feb. 12 on
$6,000 bond

Sally Lee, 28

'Belle Glade
'Trafficking in
oxycodone
SPossession of
cocaine
Arrested Feb 12
No bond set for
release


Lawrence Williams, 29
*Pahokee
'Possession of
cocaine within
1,000 feet of a
place of worship,
business or school
-Trespassing
Arrested Feb 12
Released Feb. 12 on
$15,000 bond


0


.Clewiston
SLarceny theft
Arrested Feb. 10
Arresting officer
was N. Reed


'Clewiston
'Felony probation
violation
Arrested Feb. 13
Arresting officer
was A Lewis


Crime Stoppers
The Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office is seeking assis
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the following wanted fugitive as
of February 12.
Elijah Griffin, age 45, is also
known as Patrick Elijah, Cool,
Fat, Buckwheat or Isaac John-
son. He is a black male with
black hair and brown eyes. He
is 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs
approximately 250 pounds.
Griffin's last known address
is listed as S.W 6th St. in Belle
Glade.
Griffin is wanted on charges
failure of sex offender to prop-
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Anyone with information on
the whereabouts of this wanted
fugitive is asked to contact the Elijah Griffin.
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Teams win basketball titles


Glades Day is district
runner-up; season
ends for both Moore
Haven and Pahokee

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
SOUTH LAKE REGION How
does a Class 4A Final Four match-
up between Clewiston and Glades
Central sound?
The probability of that dream
matchup increases, especially af-
ter both teams have reached the
Class 4A Regional Boys Basket-
ball Tournament.
Glades Day, the No. 9 ranked
team in Class 2A, advanced to
the 2A Regionals after reaching
the District 2A 13 championship
game against Summit Christian.
Pahokee and Moore Haven,
however, failed to reach the finals
of their respective district tourna-
ments.
Pahokee lost to Inlet Grove,
70-60, in the District 3A 13 semifi-
nals, while Moore Haven's season
ended in the opening round of the
District 2A-12 tournament.
The FHSAA regional quarter-
final games for Clewiston (20-4),
Glades Day (19-6) and Glades
Central (20-6) will be played to-
night at 7 p.m.
Glades Central, who won their
second consecutive District 4A
14 title on Feb. 14, will have the
luxury of hosting their first two
regional tournament games.
That will happen only if they
win tonight's matchup against
District 4A-13 runner-up Rock-
ledge (20-6).
The two home games were
earned by the Raiders' 46-44
triple-overtime win over Jensen
Beach (13-4) in the District 4A-14
championship game, which was
played at Glades Central.
Jensen Beach travels north to
District 4A-13 champion Cocoa
(25-3) in their Class 4A regional
quarterfinal game.
Glades Central, should they
win, will face the winner of Co-
coa and Jensen Beach in the re-
gional semifinals next Tuesday
night (Feb. 24).
If the Raiders move on to the
Class 4A regional championship
game, they'll likely have to get
past two-time defending Class 4A
champion Miami-Monsignor Pace
(22-7).
Glades Central does not want
their season to end again at the
hands of Monsignor Pace, who
defeated them 79-55 in Opa
Locka last year.


Interestingly, the way the FH-
SAA brackets are set up, should
these two teams meet again,
they'll be in Opa Locka once
again.
"I wouldn't be surprised if
Glades Central reached the Final
Four," said Glades Day head coach
Jeff Browning, who acknowl-
edged Glades Central's amazing
late-season run, including a win
over Class 6A power Santaluces.
"They're playing very well
right now."
Browning's team was just one
point shy of claiming the District
2A 13 championship, losing 45-44
to Summit Christian on Feb. 14.
After Summit Christian con-
nected on a free throw to take the
one-point lead with just five sec-
onds left in the game, Glades Day
had a chance to win.
With a Gators timeout used,
the team ran a play out of half
court, setting the score up for
Alan Denise.
Unfortunately, his wide open
three-point shot missed the buck-
et and Summit Christian celebrat-
ed the win on their home floor.
"We were pretty closely
matched with Summit Christian,"
Browning said of his team.
"It could have gone either
way," he continued.
"We had a shot at the end, but
we just didn't knock it down."
Nevertheless, Browning cred-
its the season's schedule and the
veteran play of his seniors as key
components in reaching the Class
2A Regional Boys Basketball Tour-
nament.
Now, Glades Day will be tray
eling south to Weston tonight as
they'll face last year's state run-
ner-up, Sagemont (18-10).
"The experience we have here
has helped us out a lot," Brown-
ing said.
"With the toughest schedule
in our school's history, I just feel
we're ready to go," he continued.
"We're definitely looking for-
ward to our matchup with Sage-
mont, no question about it."
Browning on Glades Day's
chances to reach the Class 2A Fi-
nal Four:
"I think we have an excellent
shot," he said.
"I'm figuring we'll have to get
past Summit Christian again if we
make it that far."
If both Glades Day and Sum-
mit Christian win tonight Sum-
mit Christian will be hosting Coral
Springs Christian they'll met
again next Tuesday night in the
regional semifinals.
The Feb. 24 game would be
played at you guessed it Sum-


mit Christian again.
Browning is also excited about
what Clewiston has accom-
plished, as his team split a home-
and-home series with the Tigers
this season.
After a 56-53 home loss to
Clewiston on Dec. 9, Glades Day
returned the favor with an 85-73
road win on Feb. 3.
"Clewiston's a very good
team," Browning said.
"It wouldn't shock me if they
advance to the Final Four, I'll tell
you that."
Clewiston defeated Riverdale,
45-37, in the District 4A- 11 cham-
pionship game, which was played
in LaBelle.
Down 26-25 going into the
fourth quarter, the Tigers mauled
their way to a 10-2 run and never
looked back.
Senior guard Jonathon Wil-
liams led the way, as he hit two
crucial three-pointers in the final
frame, along with two late free
throws to ice the championship
win for Clewiston.
Williams, who's the Tigers'
sixth man this season, led all scor-
ers with 15 points.
Hurley Johnson, who came
into the contest as the team's
leading scorer at 17.3 points per
game, added 10 points.
Johnson saw limited action
in the title game as he drew his
fourth foul going into the fourth
quarter.
"With our best player in foul
trouble, we just had different play-
ers step in and make big plays for
us," said Willie Lee, Clewiston's
head coach.
"Jonathan had a tremendous
game for us and he's shown his
playing ability well throughout
the second half of the season."
In fact, Williams has aver-
aged approximately 14 points per
game after having a slow start to
his senior season.
That bodes very well for
Clewiston, who has lost just once
since their Holiday Classic loss to
Mariner back in December.
The Tigers have gone on the
road to defeat the likes of Pa-
hokee and Immokalee, both of
which are considered to be good
teams.
Clewiston has gone undefeat-
ed on the road since the Holiday
Classic.
Lee has attributed his team's
success to three things: defense,
rebounding and shot selection.
"We had a very poor shoot-
ing game against Riverdale," Lee
said.
"It was an offensive struggle,
but the defense won it for us."


Clewiston's 10-2 run in the
fourth quarter of the district title
game was made possible by the
defense forcing six turnovers,
converting them into points.
"The kids have been prepared
on the fundamentals," Lee said.
"What got them into the tour-
nament, they just have to find a
way and continue to execute."
With no significant injuries or
school-related issues facing the
team, Lee said the team's just
'blessed to have the season we've
had.'
"I appreciate what the Lord
has done for us," Lee said.
Lee on the possibility of fac-
ing Glades Central in the Class 4A
state semifinals:
"I don't make predictions, but
all I know is that I'm gonna put
the team in position to win," he
said.
"It's in God's hands on what
the outcome will be."
Notes: If both Clewiston and
Glades Central reach the Class 4A
Final Four in Lakeland, they'll be
facing each other on Thursday,
Mar. 5.
Should Glades Day reach the
Class 2A Final Four, they'll be
playing in the state semifinals on
Mar. 5 as well.
The Class 2A and 4A state
championship games will be
played on Saturday, Mar. 7 in
Lakeland.
For more information on the
FHSAA Boys Basketball State
Series Tournament, please visit
www.fhsaa.org.
Staff Writer Najl Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


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PBSO is seeking Volunteer



Domestic Violence Victim Advisors


Our law enforcement officers
have helped to keep many bat-
tered women and men safe by
fast response times to answer do-
mestic call outs and by arresting
the primary aggressor when a do-
mestic violence crime has been
committed.
It has also been found that vic-
tims of domestic violence benefit
even more if immediate interven-
tion is provided after the crime
has been committed, by the Dep-
uties linking these victims with a
Volunteer Victim Advisor from the
scene.
As when immediate interven-
tion is provided, victims are more
likely to follow through with the
community referrals and safety
plans that are recommended.
This helps victims get the help
they need to end the cycle of vio-
lence and keep them and their
families safe.
Statistics reveal that an esti-
mated 4 to 6 million women are
battered by a spouse or intimate
partner in the U.S. each year, and
an incident of domestic violence
occurs every 12 to 15 seconds.
Children are the silent vic-
tims whenever there is domestic
violence, as all children who wit-
ness it can experience emotional


trauma.
Also, nearly 70% of the men
who abuse their partners also
physically neglect or abuse the
victim's children.
Thus, these statistics clearly
illustrate why this problem con-
tinues to be a major concern for
law enforcement agencies and
the reason the Sheriff's Office has
taken a proactive stance in com-
bating domestic violence within
our community.
After all, a child's main con-
cern of the day should never have
to be the thought that someone in
their family could be killed.
To date, there are 18 "on-call"
Volunteer Victim Advisors and
since the program's inception in
December of 2000, 8,362 victims
have been provided with servic-
es.
These Volunteers are making
a difference and helping to save
lives. Therefore they should be
commended for the work that
they do.
However, the Sheriff's Office
is in need of more volunteers to
handle the high volume of cases.
That is why I am asking quali-
fied professionals from the com-
munity to take a proactive po-
sition by joining with our law


enforcement team to become
Volunteer Domestic Violence Vic-
tim Advisors for the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office.
The Volunteer Advisors will
be essential in linking domestic
violence victims with community
resources and conducting follow-
up contacts with them.
All victim contacts provided
by the volunteers will be made
over the telephone and can be
performed from the volunteer's
home.
In conclusion, community
involvement in this innovative
program will have a great impact
on combating domestic violence
within Palm Beach County.
It is preferred that those who
inquire about the volunteer posi-
tion have at least an Associate's
Degree in Social Work, Criminal
Justice, Psychology or a degree in
a closely related field.
For more information call 561-
688-4195 for Marla Galindez, Do-
mestic Violence Victim Advocate.
Join our team and become a
Volunteer Victim Advisor today.


Sports brief

Bass Busters Team ment will be held on Sunday, State limit exemptions will be
Feb. 22 and entry will be $100 issued.
Tourneys set (cash only please. Look forward to seeing every-
Anglers: Month two is upon Tournaments start at safelight one there.
us for the 2009 Bass Busters and end at 3 p.m. Weigh-ins are For more information or
Team Tournement. held at Roland and Maryann Mar-
The Silver Division tourney tin's Marina at 3 p.m. each day. current team standings, please
will be held on Saturday, Feb. There is a five (5) fish limit for visit our Web site at: www.
21. Team entry will be $60 (cash each team and a 12 inch mini- bassbustersflorida.com or call
only please). mum size limit for the tourna- Chris Fickey, tournament direc-
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RADIO STATION: For many years, my family and I have listened to
the Clewiston Radio Station 99.5 One morning we wake to hear Mexi-
can music playing on our favorite station. I made a call to the radio
station and was surprised to hear that they no longer play country mu-
sic in our area. They have all three of their stations on Mexican music
now. Due to all the farms I know Clewiston has a high count of Latins
in the area, but what about the English speaking people in the town.
Other than the news paper, how are people going to be aware of any
alerts and events around the lake. To top it all off, I never heard a word
from the station that this was going to happen. You would think that
this would have been a big deal, at least it is to me. My family and I are
very disappointed and also miss hearing Dial and Deal.

Clarification

In last week's issue, the Clewiston News reported that, following
an accident, Carmen Vazquez, 43, suffered fatal injuries. This is incor-
rect. The driver, Roeri Marrero, 32, was fatally injured. We apologize
for any confusion this may have caused.


Stolen dog alert


Female, full-blooded Rottweil-
er about 4 years old. Harmony, as
the staff of Caloosa Humane So-
ciety call her, was abducted from
her kennel where she was await-
ing adoption. She was looking for
a special home as she has some
issues that could pose a problem
for whoever may have her. Har-
mony looks to be a German Bred
Rottweiler with slightly longer
hair and bigger stance than the
American bred Rottweiler.
The person or persons broke


into the shelter by cutting the
cable which locked the gate and
took only Harmony. It is unknown
if they were the previous owner of
Harmony or if they had come into
the shelter during regular busi-
ness hours and just didn't feel ob-
ligated to go through the proper
procedure for adopting this great
dog. If anyone has any informa-
tion on where Harmony is or who
broke into the shelter, please call
the Hendry County Sheriff's office
at 863-674-4060.


Elks Essay Contest: What Freedom Means to Me

By Angel Lopez '4
Essay Winner


Having freedom is a privilege,
a right. It should never be taken
for granted and we should al-
ways appreciate it. Because I am
free, I am able to do many things
that children in some parts of the
world cannot do.
My family says Grace before
meals. In some countries, people
would be punished for thanking
God for anything! If I believe Pres-
ident Barack Obama is perfect for
president and you believe John
McCain is perfect, we can both
believe that and even declare that.
I have the wonderful freedom to
speak out for what I believe.
I am not White, I am Hispan-
ic. I go to school with Whites,
Blacks, Hispanics, mixed, etc. We
each have equal rights and are all
treated the same by our teachers.
We also have equal opportunities
and I know if I study hard and am
willing to work, I can succeed and
enjoy an exciting career. "America
is the land of opportunity."
There are even more freedoms
today in America than in the past.
I learned in school that at one
time, only rich landowners could
vote (men only). Girls couldn't go
to school and labor laws didn't


Submitted photo
Angel Lopez from Mrs. Chamblee's class at Westside Elementary School won first place in
the Clewiston Elk's Americanism Essay Contest. Students who placed in this contest will
be receiving cash awards and their essays will be sent to the Southeast District for further
review.


protect children. People in our
country made something good
even better!
Americans, past and present,


have fought and are today still
fighting to preserve our precious
freedoms. Why, if it hadn't been
for Abraham Lincoln, my good


friend Darius, and his family,
might still be slaves!
What does freedom mean to
me? Everything!


Letters to the editor


Proclamation
WHEREAS, Future Business
Leaders of America -- Phi Beta
Lambda is a nonprofit education-
al organization whose first chap-
ter was established in Johnson
City, Tenn., in 1942; and
WHEREAS, this organization
has grown now to encompass
over 250,000 members nation-
wide in middle schools, high


schools, colleges, universities,
career and technical schools, and
private business schools; and
WHEREAS, FBLA-PBL is a pro-
fessional business organization
dedicated to bringing business
and education together in a posi-
tive working relationship through
innovative leadership and career
development programs; and
WHEREAS, members perform


community service activities and
strive to build a student's under-
standing of the realities of the
modern business world; and
WHEREAS, FBLA-PBL teaches
middle school, high school, and
college students business and
leadership principles, and assists
in the transition from school to
work;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mali


Chamness, mayor of the city of
Clewiston, Hendry County, Fla.
do hereby proclaim Feb. 8 14,
2009 as FBLA-PBL Week in the
city of Clewiston.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I
have hereunto set my hand and
caused the seal of the city of
Clewiston to be affixed at city hall
on this, the 6th day of Feb. 2009.
Mali Chamness


Clubs and organizations


Submitted photo
Harmony was reported missing from the Caloosa Humane
Society. Anyone with any information is asked to please call
the Humane Society at 863-674-4060.


Local Weather Forecast


Weather Forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service.
Clewiston and surrounding areas:
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm.
Partly cloudy, with a high near 81. Breezy, with a west wind between
11 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 52. Breezy, with a northwest wind around 18 mph,
with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Extended Forecast:
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Breezy, with a north wind be-
tween 13 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. North wind
around 13 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 72. North wind 5 to 10 mph
becoming southeast.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Sunday: A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 74.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.


Book talk with Ray
Bradbury
The Hendry County Big Read
Grand Finale will be held at the
Harlem Library at 6 p.m. on Feb.
20. A book talk and DVD "A con-
versation with Ray Bradbury",
author of the Big Read book
"Fahrenheit 451" will engage the
audience. This will be followed
by a special Black History Month
program at 7:00 p.m. Light re-
freshments will be served. Ev-
eryone is invited to attend. The
Big Read is a sponsored by the
National Endowment for the Arts
and Artsmidwest.

Clewiston's Annual
"Relay for Life" walk
It's time again for Clewiston's
annual "Relay for Life" walk for
the American Cancer Society.
This year the event will take place
March14 and March 15. Relay will
start at 1 p.m. and go until 7 a.m.
the next morning. The walking
tract will be the bus trail at the
high school on San Francisco
St. The event's theme is Once
Upon a Cure." Booths, food and
costumes will all revolve around a
nursery rhyme theme. This year's
goal is $50,000. There will be fun
,food and entertainment Come
join us as we "Celebrate" the vic-
tories over this horrible disease,
"Remember" those who have
lost the battle, get mad and Fight
Back" to find a cure. We all know
someone who has been affected
by this disease. For more informa-


tion on being on a team or start-
ing one. Call 1-941-627-3000 ext.
111.

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/
2009 Schedule:
Great Backyard Bird Count Fun
Weekend: Everyone Welcome
Feb. 14-16.
Feb. 14 a.m. and p.m., Feb. 15
a.m., Feb. 16 a.m.,
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.

A.A. and N.A. Meet-


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

Guardian ad Litems
needed
You're the only one who ever
listened to me or asked my opin-
ion. --Andrea, 8, said that during
her GAL's monthly visit
Are you flexible, open-minded
and interested in advocating for
a child? Only 65 percent of Hen
dry County children taken from
their homes due to allegations of
abuse or neglect have a volunteer
Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to pro-
tect their interests.
A GAL volunteer has the op-
portunity to be a champion for an
abused, neglected or abandoned
child in court and within the com-
munity-strongly supported by
program staff.
New Guardian ad Litem vol-
unteer training begins soon in
LaBelle.
For information, to apply, or
to ask how your business or or-
ganization can help, call 863-234-
9506.

Go Green
Help the Clewiston News GO
GREEN and raise money for your
community group at the same
time!
Now readers can read the


Clewiston News online with every
page exactly as it appears in print
with an electronic e-subscription.
These subscriptions are available
by themselves (for those looking
to go totally "green" and read on-
line only) or also bundled with a
print subscription to the newspa
per.
The Clewiston News will do-
nate $10 of every e-subscription
or print subscription sold by rec-
ognized local community and
civic groups.
For details, e-mail okcirc@
strato.net or call Janet at 863-634
1188

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


General News and Information


Our Purpose...
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Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to
pursue a mission ofjournalistic service to the citizens of the community.
Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit
margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in
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community debate, not to dominate it with
our own opinions.
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potential conflicts to our readers.
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to the prominence it deserves,
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about
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compassion.


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Hendry Co. Property
Appraiser's Office
extends hours
Phillip Pelletier, Property Ap-
praiser, has extended hours for
homeowners to file for 2009 Ex-
emptions. The hours and loca-
tions are as follows: The office
in LaBelle and in Clewiston will
be open until 6 p.m. on Thurs-
day, Feb. 19 and 26. We will have
representatives in Montura at the
Clubhouse on Thursday, Feb. 19
from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. And at the
Community Center in Pioneer on
the same day Thursday, Feb. 19
from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Addiction recovery
help


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

Stop the violence
services available
The Hendry and Glades Do-
mestic 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 affects of domes
tic/sexual violence in our com-
munity.
The meetings rotate between
LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore
Haven. To get involved in the
council or for information about
meeting dates and times, please
call Abuse Council and Treat-
ment, Inc.'s Rural Extension (RE-
ACT): 863-674-1811, 8:30 a.m.


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Thursday, February 19, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5


Local club




shows off its




swine


Submitted to IN
he judges for the Swine Demonstrations are rocking out for
the Rooters theme of Rockin' Rooters. Pictured: Courtney
Davis, Glades County Extension Agent; Cole Garvey; Lind-
sey Wiggins, Hendry County Livestock Agent; Jessica Man-
cil. Bottom: Kim Fielder Showmanship presenter.


Submitted to INI
The winners of the Swine Demonstrations are as follows: Sa-
mantha Shearer, Lindsey Ringstaff, Seth Garvey, Samantha
Barnes and Tanner Mathis.


On Saturday, Jan. 17, the
Rooter club held a Showman-
ship and Demonstration Clinic
at the Mathis home in Moore
Haven.
The club had a swine show-
manship demonstration for the
over 30 club members.
Kim Fielder of Clewiston was
the showmanship presenter.
Kim did a great job instruct-
ing the exhibitors on showing
techniques, ring manners, dress,
potential questions, and groom-
ing tips
Courtney Davis, Jessica Man-
cil, Lindsey Wiggins, and Cole
Garvey volunteered as Demon-
stration judges.
The judges were impressed
and at times amused with the
participants and the swine re-
lated subjects being presented.


Samantha Shearer and Seth
Garvey were winners of the first
place Jr. and Sr. Demonstrations
and were awarded $20 gift cer-
tificates provided by Tractor Sup-
ply of Clewiston. Our Jr. second
place was Tanner Mathis, third
place was Ethan Taylor.
In the Sr. division Lindsey
Ringstaff placed second and Sa-
mantha Barnes third.
Regan Mathis cooked hot
dogs and Carla Shearer created
her adorable and delicious "pig"
cupcakes.
The Rooter club is grateful to
the Mathis family for hosting this
event.
Thanks Laura & Regan!
We also would like to thank
Tractor Supply, B&B Grocery,
and U.S. Sugar for donating to
our event.


Boat traffic will
not be allowed due
to lowering Lake
Okeechobee levels
Okeechobee, Fl The naviga-
tion locks, S-193 at Taylor Creek,
G-36 at Henry Creek and S-135
at J&S Fish Camp will be closed
to all boat traffic when Lake
Okeechobee's water level falls to
13.00 ft. NVGD.
Currently, the forecast calls for
a continuing dry weather, with
little to no significant rainfall pre-
dicted to recharge local drainage
basins along the rim canals that
flow into Lake Okeechobee.
The weather pattern has trig-
gered the decision to close the
aforementioned navigation locks.
This is being done in order to
maintain current canal water lev-
els in the areas serviced by these
locks.
Once these navigation locks
are secured in the closed and
unmanned position, they will re-
main closed until water in Lake
Okeechobee is recharged through
rainfall to a level that water man-
agers feel will enable them to
resume normal lock operations
while maintaining canal levels
north of the lake.
These closures will slow the
loss of water from boat lockage in
the local drainage basins includ-
ing Taylor Creek and Treasure Is-


land canal systems and maintain
navigable levels in these systems
as these dry conditions persist.
During the recent drought,
low water levels in these canals
caused them to become impass-
able and overgrown with vegeta-
tion.
Following requests from the
surrounding community, the Dis-
trict closed the navigation locks
to preserve the remaining water
for both navigation and for water
supply.
This action will provide similar
protections.
For additional information
about the navigation locks, wa-
ter levels or other District proj-
ects, please phone the SFWMD
Okeechobee Service Center at
863-462-5260 or 800-250-4200.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional, gov-
ernmental agency that oversees
the water resources in the south-
ern half of the state 16 counties
from Orlando to the Keys.
It is the oldest and largest of
the state's five water manage-
ment districts.
The agency mission is to man-
age and protect water resources
of the region by balancing and
improving water quality, flood
control, natural systems and wa-
ter supply.
A key initiative is cleanup and
restoration of the Everglades.


U.S. Army applauds district


project for disabled vets


District Everglades
platform increases
public conservation
land access
West Palm Beach, FL -The
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) and its partner,
United Waterfowlers Florida,
Inc., received a Freedom Team
Award from the U.S. Army for the
speedy effort to build a special-
ized platform in the remnant Ev-
erglades for disabled soldiers and
residents alike.
The waterfowl hunting/bird
watching platform was construct-
ed in less than 90 days at the Dis-
trict's Stormwater Treatment Area
5 (STA-5) in Hendry County.
The successful project was
the latest SFWMD effort to meld
restoration with recreation by in-
creasing outdoor opportunities-
and access to them-on public
lands.
The District has long sponsored
a hunting recreation program, yet
an e-mail from a wounded vet-
eran made SFWMD Governing
Board member Michael Collins
and members of the Water Re-
sources Advisory Commission
(WRAC), which he chairs, com-
mitted to doing more.
"The veteran said, 'I'm tired of
volunteering my time to go down
to the hospital and play bingo and
watch those guys sitting in chairs
inside of the hospital,'" Collins re-
called.
"It just struck me that for those
guys, getting out on one of the le-
vees would be a really good thing
to have happen. The great thing
about it is we build this duck plat-
form out into the swamp, and it's
actually something that makes
a great access point for every-
body."
Working with United Water-


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built a platform and large wood-
en boardwalk that can accommo-
date two wheelchairs.
For hunting, the structure can
be configured with camouflage
netting and other tools of the
sport.
"The STA waters have proven
to be a fantastic duck hunting op-
portunity in a world where there
are very few hunting opportuni-
ties left to the public any more,"
Collins added.
The SFWMD and Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission sponsored the first hunt
on Dec. 21, when several hunters
lent their permits to disabled vet-
erans so they could enjoy the new
platform.
Bird watchers are also benefit-
ing from the increased access at
the STA, renowned for its abun-
dant wildlife.
Notably, all of the District's
STAs are compliant with Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act require-
ments.

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During the past year, the SF-
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improve recreational opportuni-
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thusiasts gained another spot to
enjoy a host of recreational activi-
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acre Chandler Slough in Okeecho-
bee, an addition to the Kissimmee
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fitted Stormwater Treatment Area
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Palm Beach County, with a new
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Gaskins Mayes engagement


Endel Adderley and the late
Virginia A. Adderley of Clewis-
ton, Fla., James Mayes Sr. of
Loxahatchee, Fla., are proud to
announce the engagement of
their son James Mayes Jr. to Ke-
nya Gaskins of Waycross, Ga.
The prospective bride-to-be is
the daughter of Patricia and Ken-
neth Gaskins of Waycross, Ga.
The groom-to-be is a 1995 grad-
uate of Clewiston High School.
He graduated from Augusta
State University with a Bachelor
of Business Marketing.
He is employed at Augusta
State University as a Academic
Advisor.
The bride-to-be is a 1998
graduate of Ware County High
School in Georgia. She graduat-
ed from Armstrong Atlantic State
University with a Bachelor of Sci-
ence in Nursing.
She is employed at Veterans
Affairs Medical Center as a Criti-
cal Care Registered Nurse.
The wedding is planned for
March 7, 2009 at 3:30 p.m., at
the Greater St. Paul Missionary
Baptist Church in Waycross, Ga.
After the wedding the couple will
reside in Augusta, Ga.


McDaniel G

Jeff and Vonnie McDaniel of
Clewiston, Fla. are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Jenna McDaniel to
Daniel Garcia of Clewiston, Fla.
The prospective groom is the
son of Robert and Alina Garcia of
Clewiston.
The wedding is planned for
March 2010 in Ft. Myers, Fla.
The bride-to-be is a 2004 grad-
uate of Clewiston High School.
She will graduate in May 2009
from FGCU with a bachelor's in
Elementary Education.
The groom is a 2001 gradu-
ate of Clewiston High School. He
graduated from ITT Technical In-
stitute. He is employed as a Field
Support Technician with Quail-
west Golf and Country Club.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Naples, Fla.


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Jenna McDaniel and Daniel Garcia are planning to marry in
March of 2010.


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Clowning around
Keeping the crowds and the kids entertained, this fine clown takes a pleasant ride during
the parade in Clewiston on Feb. 7.


Discovery Day's float
The Discovery Day float was one of many featured at the
month. The parade was a part of the Hendry County Fair.


INI/Ashley Smith


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60 Years of Water




Management


West Palm Beach, FL In
2009, the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
will mark 60 years of serving the
public by managing and protect-
ing the water resources of South
Florida.
Created in 1949 as the Cen-
tral and Southern Florida Flood
Control District, the agency has
evolved at the direction of the
Florida Legislature into the multi-
faceted SFWMD, the largest and
oldest of the state's five water
management districts.
Today, the District continues
its original mission of providing
regional flood protection while
also managing water supplies for
a population of approximately 7.5
million, improving water qual-
ity and leading the restoration of
America's Everglades the larg-
est environmental project in the
nation's history.
"Over the last 60 years, the Dis-
trict has developed a reputation as
one of the leading water manage-
ment agencies in the world," said
SFWMD Governing Board Chair
Eric Buermann.
"Looking ahead to the next 60
years, we face many challenges,
from providing a growing popu-
lation with flood protection and a
quality water supply to restoring


our natural systems.
"With its long history and ex-
perience, this agency has dem-
onstrated its ability to adapt and
evolve to best meet the needs of
South Florida's environment and
citizens."
To mark the District's 60th an-
niversary, informational panels
tracing the history of water man-
agement in South Florida have
been set up in the lobby of District
headquarters.
During today's Governing
Board meeting, Executive Direc-
tor Carol Ann Wehle also intro-
duced the first in a series of pre-
sentations that each month will
highlight aspects of the District's
past, present and future.
"The history of South Florida
cannot be written without dis-
cussing water," said Wehle, the
District's first female executive
director.
"Decisions made more than a
century ago continue to strongly
influence how we are able to ef-
fectively manage water and re-
lated resources for the benefit
of both people and the environ-
ment."
The first historical presentation
focused on early efforts to drain
the swamp lands of South Florida
and temper the weather extremes
of the region.


Beginning with the Swamp
and Overflowed Land Act of
1850, the State of Florida and real
estate developers built canals to
drain wetlands and connect Lake
Okeechobee to both coasts.
Over the first half of the 20th
century, hardy residents dealt
with a cycle of heavy rains and
prolonged drought.
The Storm of 1928 resulted in
thousands of deaths and was the
impetus for construction of a dike
around Lake Okeechobee, and
the Hurricanes of 1947 flooded
more than 90 percent of south-
eastern Florida.
Stunned by the damage and
duration of the 1947 flooding de-
spite earlier flood control actions,
Floridians demanded federal
help.
The U.S. Congress responded
in 1948 by adopting the Central
and Southern Florida Project, a
massive system of flood control
works designed to cover a 16,000-
square-mile area.
A year later, the Florida Leg-
islature created the Central and
Southern Florida Flood Control
District to serve as the local spon-
sor for the project.
For more information on the
history of the District, please visit
www.sfwmd.gov throughout the
year.


Cont. from Feb. 5,
hardships, murder
and more in the
New World
Father Rogel sailed back to
Cuba with the expedition.
He gathered supplies and re-
turned to Ft. Antonio in 1567, ar-
riving in far healthier spirits than
he had left in.
His bitter adversary, Casique
Carlos, was murdered by the
Spanish commander, Captain Re-
inoso, who placed a new Casique
called Felipe in his place.
The new Casique allied with
the Spanish, so Father Rogel was
now free to try and convert the
Calusa Indians, including Felipe.
Casique Felipe hated the Toco-
baga cacique and saw the Span-
ish massacre at Tampa Bay as a
blessing in disguise.
He instructed all the Calusa ca-
siques and captains to stockpile
weapons and asked that more
Spanish soldiers be stationed at
St. Antonio.
Pero Menendez Marques left
ten additional soldiers at Ft Anto-
nio to protect the fort, not know-
ing Casique Felipe's plans to use
them against the Tocobaga Indi-
ans.
The saying, you can't teach an
old dog new tricks certainly ap-
plied to Casique Felipe and the
Calusa people.
Father Rogul knew the Calusa
were a theological challenge,
based on his pervious visit, so on
his return trip from Havana, he
brought a large quanity of maize,
fishhooks, knives, hatchets, nails,
and adzes, which were used to
bait the Calusa to church.
Father Rogel said, "On account
of this, while the bounty last, there
is a very notable result in the way
of their coming willingly at the
smell of the lure that is given to
them to hear matters pertaining
to their salvation."
The Calusa were dedicated
church goers as long as the
"loaves and fish" lasted; they lost
interest when the gifts ran out.
Father Rogel was infuriated
when Casique Felipe committed
an incestuous act and married his
sister. Casique Felipe told Father
Rogel that it had always been the
Calusa way, and he wasn't going
to convert.
Change was an ugly, foreign
word to the Calusa people.
Father Rogel tried hard to con-
vert the Calusa, but they contin-
ued to worship their idols and the
men remained in polygamous
marriages.
There will be more "Tale Tales"
in next week's edition, '"A Walk in
The Past" when Spanish missions
fail 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 Mon-
day through Friday from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m and Saturday 9 a.m. to
1 p.m.
Butch Wilson is the Clewiston


Museum Director.
He can be reached at clewis-
tonmuseum@embarqmail.com,
or by phone at 863-983-2870.


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Maintains Quality & Safety Control Plan for levee &
finish mowing, custodial serve. & security patrol to
ensure full conformance to contract req. and/or
Corp of Engineers directives through frequent re-
view/inspections. 4-yr Business or related field
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Full time Laboratory Manager
Must have a min of 5 yrs exp and FL licensure as a Clinical
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Full time Registered Nurse
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Must be ARRT registered and licensed as a Radiologic
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Full time Outpatient Registratlon Clerk
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HELP WANTED
ELIGIBILITY SPECIALIST
Hendry County Social Services is looking for an
experienced parttimetemporaryEligibilitySpecial-
ist for the Clewiston office. The position is
20-25hr wk, $11.65 Mon-Fri from 8am-1 pm. The
position is determining eligibility & processing low
income individuals or families needing assistance
from our Social Service programs. The temporary
part time position will be for approximately 3
months, starting approximately March 1, 2009.

Job descriptions & applications can be obtained at
100 E. El Paso Satellite Office Clewiston & 165 S.
Lee St Courthouse Square LaBelle. Deadline for
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S104 Taft Blvd 3/2 MH on 2 41 Acs
*Waterfront 3/2 for $122.5K
*CBS home, 2/1 $130K
*1st Floor Bass n Sun Condo
*3/2 on 1.25 acres, $55K


*Homes to buy starting @ $29K
*Manufactured homes @ $59K and up
*Land starting (@ $8K per acre
*Commercial buildings @ rock
bottom prices: Clewiston Animal
Clinic. 2353 sq ft of opportunity $260K


* Duplex- Multi Family homes @ $108K
* Beautiful Tree farms @(a great prices!
* Great deals on homes with acreage
*We have rent to own & rentals
*Condos galore starting @ $114,900


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This Week's SpeciaIs
New Listing. 450 County Rd. 2/2 Mobile Home $85,000
2490 HookerdifEWDUS lEhy Extras $123,000
"PRICED" to Sell 255 Thomas Lane 2/2 Mobile Home $95,000
W. 18 Fisherman's Village 2/2 Mobile Home $42,500
"MOVIATED SELLER" SAelE (REN14 114iile Home on the
WATER Al Reasonable Offers Consideredil
10490 Coleman Ln 3/1 5 Home $82,000
357 Avenue E 3/1 Home $99,000
Commercial Investment 501 So Son Pedro Clewiston $160,000
1110 Virginia Clewiston 3/2 CBS Home $59,900
Tough Luck Ln 2/1 5 Mobie Home over200ft WATERFRONT $84,900
9805 Bay Dr Lakeport 3/2 Mobile Home $119,000
862 Yacht CISAifloPENEIDtNG $6,000
REm.s SiTARNG @ 450.00
Your Omly IRemor
Operating Out Ofleds County


Merchandise



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




FOUR TON A/C Heat unit for
mobile home. $700 or best
offer. (772)260-6852


KENMORE Full size dish-
washer only used 6 mo.
$100 or best offer
(863)467-4567 or 467-6865
Refrigerator Kitchen Aid,
Stainless Steel 24.5 cubic ft.
side by side. Very good
$700 (863)467-9048
STOVE Ge,white electric very
good condition. $125.
(239)410-6870
WASHERS & DRYERS
$125 & Up
STACK UNITS,
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
lyr warranty(239)694-0778
WHIRLPOOL WASHER with
FREE DRYER Big Tub
Washer 3 years old $150.
(863)675-3693



FREEZER Kenmore upright
freezer. Med size, good con-
dition come see. $80/or
best offer. (863)467-5680
PANINI MAKER / GRILL By:
W. Puck. New (gift) So nice!
New $69, Will sell for $45
(863)467-8140
ROTISSERIE, SHOWTIME -
NEW! Complete w/extra's.
Was $190, Will sell for $135.
(863)467-8140



CRAFTSMAN-RIDING LAWN
Tractor 18.5 HP 42" -
$400. (239)340-5278
(239)633-3601
JOHN DEERE L-130 GARDEN
TRACTOR 48CUT 23hp
KHOLER, NICE $1000.
(873)467-1358



EXCELLENT Ladies TREK bike
has balloon tires, cost $400
asking $275 (863)763-3796
MENS AND LADIES ROAD-
MASTER MT SPORT 5X BI-
CYCLES BRAND NEW
MENS-BLACK AND GREY
WOMENS- BLUE AND
WHITE PAID $200 FOR
BOTH $125/neg.
( 8 6 3 )7 6 3 0 38 0
(863)697-9521


MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle engine. Cost $900 ask-
ing $400 (863)467-4551



STEEL BUILDINGS #1
Recession Discounted
Some below Cost to Site
Call for Availability
www.sco-oro.com
Source#15M
Phone: 561-719-7602


CRIB SET (POOH) 10 Pc crib
set, GREAT cond. 7 Free
pooh toys, call for info
Okee] $80. (863)261-2604
CRIB W/MATTRESS Spindle-
Jenny Lynn. Light Maple Col-
ored. Good Condition. $50.
(863)634-3324
EDDIE BAUER Adventurer
Stroller/Car Seat used only
a few times. Paid $329.00
$150. (863)675-0104
EDDIE BAUER convertible
Baby Travel Bed Used only
one time. Paid $249.00
$100. (863)675-0104
FISHER PRICE CRADLE
SWING Swings 2 ways,
speeds +ALOT MORE Pd
150$5! $80. (863)261-2604
NEWBORN TO 26 Ibs Several
white snap t-shirts/onsies.
Clean, spotless, excel cond.
(Okee) $12. (863)763-6131
STEP TWO Cabin Play House -
Excellent Condition.
$60/firm. (863)634-3324


BIG MANS 2X black leather
jacket Gently worn with zip
out lining and hood. $125/or
best offer. (863)763-0722
BLACK LEATHER Motorcycle
Jacket Size 40, gently worn
$50/or best offer.
(863)763-0722


WILL PAY $10 for old Silver
Dollar coins, more for gold
coins. Call (941)423-9843
flcracker29@gmail.com



COMPUTER Desktop Family
Computer, Xp Pro.,Games
Etc. Complete. $75.
(863)517-2782
PRINTER Lexmark 3150,
also prints & copies photo's
$25. (863)763-1997


BED Queen size w/Mirror, 2
night stands. Solid wood. Ex-
cellent condition. $500
(863)843-0759
BR SET king size bed, frame,
mattress, springs, older
dresser w/mirror & chest,
$100. (863)467-7139
CHAISE CHAIR sits 2 people
comfy great shape $100/or
best offer. (863)447-0965
COLOR TV 13" color TV in
good condition. $15.
(863)467-5299
DINETTE SET FREE dropleaf
table & 4 chairs. U haul $0.
(954)629-6766
FRENCH PROVINCIAL By Lex-
ington. Bdrm. & more 11
pcs. $1500 for ALL!
(863)532-8180
KING SIZE bed and matching
armoir Solid wood head-
board, footboard and wood-
en side rails. Armoire has 1
removable shelf and 3 draw-
ers. $350. (863)634-7291
LIVINGROOM Sofa, love
seat, wing chair, coffee ta-
ble, 2 end tables $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-5334
LOVESEAT & SLEEPER SOFA-
Converts to a twin bed flor-
al, $250. (863)357-6997
QUEEN SIZE Broyhill poster
bed includes headboard,
footboard, and wooden side
rails, beautiful and in great
condition $200.
(863)634-7291
SEALY POSTUREPEDIC BED -
like new, Twin size, $75 or
best offer (863)357-2233
Okeechobee area
SECTIONAL Brown in excel-
lent condition. $350.
(239)410-6870
SMALL BLACK Computer
Desk 2 Shelves, Kidney
Shape $20. (863)467-7996


SOFA & LOVE SEAT By Drexel
w/pillows & arm covers.
Very nice! $175 complete.
(863)532-8180
SOFA BED flips down into
double bed, 72", color
med.blue, new cond. $175.
(863)763-1997






CLUB CAR Used, Good con-
dition, charger, $900 or best
offer. (863)697-1350


COLT AR15 Match Target -
24" Stainless Bull Barrel
2.5X10 Scope (TRADE)
$2000. (772)461-8822
MAUSER CARBINE Sporter-
ized Model 1895 7MM Bolt
Action $200.
(772)461-8822
RUGER 357 Magnum special,
stainless steel. New.
$400 firm Call after 6 pm
863-675-3255 LaBelle
RUGER 45 ACP S.S. with 3
S.S. magazines. Excellent
shape. $425.
(863)673-3893
SAVAGE 0/U 30-30, 20 GA.
Mod 24V Checkered Stock
w/Scope $400 Call
863-634-4758
S/W 44 Mac 2" Barrel 5 shot -
New $500 863-634-4758



SCHWINN EXERCYCLE-UP-
RIGHT Sturdy, w/reading
stand, comfortable adj seat.
$45/neg. (863)381-6273



BEIGE MOBILE Home Tub
Surround New In Box $40.
(863)467-7996



NEW BENCH SWING 5ft -
Comfortable w/heavy duty
frame & support $275.
(863)675-7306


POWER WHEEL chair 2006 -
for extra large person. Like
new condition. $1200/or
best offer. (863)634-5225
SCOOTER Merits S541 Pio-
neer $695 (863)983-7949


BOWFLEX POWERPRO Nev-
er been used. Includes leg
attachments. $550.
(863)763-7750
FIREPLACE charming,
moveable, faux, w/heater &
faux lit logs, 1950s? $250.
(863)675-4098
MOBILE HOME Has lot rent
$300 month includes utilities
GREAT DEAL!! $3000.
(863)801-1551
OUTBOARD MOTOR 70 hsp
parts onlytrim $150.
(561)261-0682
SEWING MACHINE Antique
Singer electric sewing ma-
chine in swing out cabinet /
table. $100. (863)467-5299
WHEELS {4} 6 LUG, 161N.
STOCK WHEELS FOR TOYO-
TA TACOMA 4X4 $200.
(863)634-1161



Brighton Baptist Church has a
CABLE Spinet Piano for sale,
41 inches high, no bench, no
broken strings, nice cabinet.
$450 (863)763-9377
CLARINET Black color with
silver lining and like brand
new. $200/or best offer.
(863)610-1545



FEMALE SHIHTZU Black &
White, short haired, playful,
great with kids, mostly in-
door dog. $400
(863)467-8743
FREE 1YR INSIDE SPAYED
BOSTON TERRIER/BLUE
HEALER W/ROOM TO RUN
$0. (863)697-6690


KITTENS 1 blk male,1
blk/wht female,14 weeks/lit-
ter trained $0.
(863)634-0567
MALE Apple head tea cup chi-
hiua 12 wks old, crate
trained, good with kids. Has
papers $700 (863)235-1739



SOLOFLEX HOME Gym -
Bench, lever arm, butterfly,
dip bar, leg ext, guide.
$185/neg. (863)381-6273



SONY SURROUND Sound
System Sony system with
dvd playerCall after 5 $250.
(863)763-4493
SPEAKERS -215" Kicker CVR
speakers in box with 2000
watt amp $600.
(863)697-9014



METAL LATHE 6"X18" Manu-
al feed with lots of tooling.
Very good shape. $450
(863)357-5754
TOOL BOX UWS DIAMOND
PLATE W/TOP RAIL....FITS
2002 TOYOTA TACOMA.
$100. (863)634-1161



LITTLE TYKES Swingset -
CALL FOR INFO/PICS $350.
(863)634-1897



VACUUM Kirby, very good
condition, all attachments in-
cluded. $60.
(239)410-6870


IPOD TOUCH After 4:00 pm
everything you need $150.
(863)467-2423


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farme 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



PONY Carmelo/White mare 7
yrs old rides good. Miniature
horses 1 filly, 1 stud, lyr old
buckskin & paint $1200 or
will separate (772)260-6852



(BUNTON) ZTR Commerical
mower, 50" cut, 25hp Koh-
ler, ready to go! $2500/neg.
(863)697-2032
BUSHHOG 7', 3pt., heavy du-
ty, like new, $1300 or best
offer. (863)517-0470
CHIPPER Shredder Crafts-
man 5 hp. with bag. Very
Good Condition. $125.
(863)674-0467
FERTILIZER SPREADER Wil-
mar, rebuilt to like new,
stainles steel, tandem axle,
$1950. (863)517-0470
RIDING MOWER like new,
42" cut, 22 HP Kohler motor,
less than 20 hours $995/or
best offer. (409)423-0520
RYOBI Weed Eater with Ig
spool trim- Brand new, used
only 2 hours. Paid $129.00
asking $75 for both.
(863)532-1054



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


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 me. & dep.
up front. (863)983-3151

NOW RENTING
Collingswood Apartments
Units Available
with rental assistance.
OFFICE HOURS:
Mon. & Thurs. 8am-4pm
863-675-7650

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IOECHOBEE, 2BR, 1A
Near town. S700 mo. An-
nual Lease Sec-8 OK.
L|61-255-4377 j
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


VALENTINE'S SPECIAL
1 MONTH FREE RENT!
BRAND NEW TOWNHOMES
For rent w/ option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br,
2V'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
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, atfic,
basement or closet in
today's classified


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CLEWISTON 2br, 1ba,
fenced yard, close to lake,
on north side of town,
(863)983-3151
CLEWISTON 402 E Ventura,
3/1, $650/mo, $600 sec. No
inside pets, Call Tricia
(863)805-2872
CLEWISTON 429 E Trinidad,
3/1, $550/mo + $450 sec.
No inside pets, Call Tricia
(863)805-2872
CLEWISTON Waterfront Cot-
tage. 1 BR. $700 mo. +
sec. dep. & until. Non smok-
ing environ. (863)983-4314
MOORE HAVEN RENTALS
Furnished or Unfurnished
*3BR, 2BA MH, fenced yard,
1 acre, $725/mo.
*2BR, 2BA MH, $575/mo.
*3BR, 1.5BA, MH, Screen
porch, fenced yard,
$650/mo.
*3BR, 2BA, Dbl Wide, on a
lake, $800/mo.
*Room for rent, $50/week &
up.
Weekly rentals with utilities
furnished. $165/wk & up.
(863)509-0096
PIONEER Newer, 3/2, mfg.
home, completely fenced,
several acres, $900/mo
(954)815-6363
PORT LABELLE, 2BR, 1.5BA,
single family house, w/gar-
age, $650 mo. plus sec.
dep. 863-634-2975.


* Alarmed .oad0 & Loi 55 up to
Units h 1 0x30 Units
* security Storage Just 4 miles
Camera 5775 SR 80 Janetle, FI West of
* OutsMd 863-674-1876 TaLklIle
Storage
* Moil. $50 OFF i A/C
Storage First Months Rent Lnits too


OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Located at 201 Berner Rd
Call 863-673-2907
for more information.
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a car? Look in the
classified.

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your used items by
selling them in the
classified.

When doing those chores is
doing you in, ifs time to
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classifieds.

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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property1030
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




APT. BLDG. 5 unit, 2BR/1BA
each, $50,000 with owner fi-
nancing. Needs alot of work,
1156 Green St., Moore
Haven, FL. (561)685-3168
or (561)996-8030
BUILDINGS (2) over 3,000
s.f., on 3 lots, zoned com-
mercial/industrial at 521 E.El
Paso Ave., Clewiston, FL.
$350,000 with owner financ-
ing, we may rent.
(561)685-3168 or
(561)996-8030
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
For Sale. 4 Lots,
Call 863-673-2907
DUPLEXES (2) & church
bldg. on 3 lots, $75,000 with
owner financing. Moore
Haven, FL. 561-685-3168 or
561-996-8030


HOUSE FOR SALE
3br, 2ba,
Call 863-673-2907



VIKING ESTATES 2.5 Acres
may be split $22,500 Clem-
ons Real Estate Inc.
(772)287-8600



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 &S 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.



BHR Furn Modular home 3/2
w/FI Room, IncI 3 HD TV's.
Just updated plumbing,
elect, new sod & spring sys,
fenced, boat ramp, dock,
cone drive, car port, shed.
$138.500 OBO
(561)818-2348


Mobile Homes



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




CLEWISTON: 3 BR, 2 BA,
Doublewide. AC, App., 560
Fleetwood. W&D. $495 mo.
(863) 674-5715


New 3br/2ba Homes of Merit
doublewide. $49,900 include
a/c and setup. No money
down your lot. Very easy fi-
nancing. 863-675-8888
New 4br/2ba doublewide only
$53,900, incl setup & a/c.
No money down on your lot.
Very easy financing
863-675-4949
OLD RIVER RUN 2 Park
models w/direct lake okee
access, 2 docks
863-467-8146 or
863-467-0473
PALM HARBOR 4/2
2,000 Sq Ft
14 houses to choose from
Starting at $499 per month
1-800-622-2832
SKYLINE PARK MODEL '03 -
W/raised FL room, lots of
cabinets, very nice, adult Re-
sort RV Park, Northlake Est.
in Lakeport, FL. Lot 148.
$59,000. 239-823-3404


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, $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-5754
MERCURY 6 cyl, 175 hp
mercy on 17.5' hydra sport
bass boat Trailer included.
$3200 (863)467-2267
PONTOON BOAT Select 20
Foot Pontoon Boat for sale.
In good condition. $800.
(239)229-2974
SEARS 14'BOAT Select -
TRAILER INCLUDED
$475/or best offer.
(863)675-1111

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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
House Turn Key. From $790,000 & up, 3/4/5 BR,
2/3 BA, acre & 1/4 available or use your land as
down payment. Financing Available.


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: (2) 3br, 2ba
dbl wides, $700/mo
386-546-8704 leave msg



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Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
Lowest prices on mobiles in
southwest Florida. Very easy
financing with low down
payment. 2, 3, & 4 bedroom
models avail 863-675-8888
-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
Get a quick response to any
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V-Bottom alum boat w/ trailer,
15 hp evenrude motor.
$1,550 (863)946-3377 or
863-228-6636
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.



COACHMAN 1985 28 Ft. Pull
Behind. $1800 or best offer.
(863)675-7105
COMPLETE SET Tie-Downs for
slide-in Camper, new 16"
spare tire 6 hole rim w/fold
down, Blue ox hitch for car
pulling $450 for all or will
operate (863)763-5062
DUTCHMAN, 2000 RV 26',
sleeps 6, $5,000 or best of-
fer. Call 863-675-0077 or
863-674-1333.
FORD F250 White Super Duty
4x4 w/towing pkg. 32,000
miles, Excellent condition
with 2005 27 ft Coachman
5th wheel, 2 slides, King size
bed, excellent condition
$26,500 for both.
(863)357-4827
SPARE TIRE CARRIER, for 4
inch square bumper, like
new $25.00 or best offer
(863)357-6703
VINTAGE 1970 DODGE
MOTORHOME 318 eng., fi-
berglass body, $1500 or
trade (863)801-3667


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Corner of Cowboy Way & Cedarwood
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I Whiskey Josin Lakeport, FL
S Furnshed Condo's, RV Sites and
Storage Units 2.25 Acres with Canal
Sportsman Paradisel 2/2 w/ Large SunRoom Frontage and Easy Lake "O" Access
addition in Moore Haven Yacht Club. Offered at $399,000
Asking $82,500


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 Sal"3/2 MH in Tower Lakes, w/
above the gound pool Call for Details
*4 Brand New 3/BR/2 5 BA Lennar Town
Homes. Amenities include. Pool. Gym and
Cabana Call for more detailsI
*2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave Each unit has
2BR/IBA. lust Reduced $224,900
*3BD/I BA on Trinidad Ave Great
Opportunity, $65,000
*3/2 MH on Orange Blvd.. Corner Lot
Just Reduced $106,900
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT/LABELLE
*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
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot on Bond St. Only $49,900
*RBuildble lot on Del Monte Ave. S79 .9K


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AFTER ANN DYESS
HOURS: (863) 983-8979


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
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
2/2 E Ventura Ave $85 000


*2 lots. Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43 9K
*Highlands Co 10, 28, &80AC
'Corner lot in Lake Placid, Reduced $79,900
'5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $7S,000
'Vacant lot in Harlem, asking $14,900
* I 5 Acres in Hookers Point Rd Improvements
included $ 75.000
MONTURNFIAGHOLE
* I 25 acre Lots avail. Starting at $6,900
*3/2 MH on Riverside St I 88 acre $I05K
*3/2 MH in Lindero St. I 09 Acre,
only $112,500
*New Custom C B S 4/3 in Flaghole, with all
extras Asking $330.000
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT
*RARE OPPORTUNITY! 1.90 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 just Reduced
*Industrial Rail/Business Park CR 835. Sale or
Lease 36.000 s ft. building w/ leading docks -
5600 sq ft metal building with truck bays
*28.557 Sq Ft Building visible from Hwy 27.
0.68 Acres with 40 parking spaces Former
Hardware store $ 649,000 or Best Offer


LAURA SMITH &sker soae
(863)599-1209


5/2 Caribbean $189,900
3/2 Home with pool and apart-
ment Davidson Rd $176,000
3/2 5/1 Townhome Lakeshore
Villas $149.9K For Sale or Lease
4/2 5 Montura Ranches Home
on 2.5 acres fenced, with pool
and much, much morel
Reduced $229,000
3/1 W Ventura fenced yard
with shed $99,000
4/2 Osceola with a/g pool
$154 9K
2/2 Condo Bass 'n Sun fur-
nished $123,000
3/2 N Lopez $168,000
Bass Capital Unit 402 $130K
2/1 W Pasadena $115,000
4/1 5 E. Alverdez $125,000


TRAVIS DYESS
(863)228-2215


MOBILE HOMES
3/2 DWMH with o/g pool
Evercane Rd Reduced $165K
3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres with
horse-born fully fenced
Montura REDUCED to $84,900
3/2 DWMH on lake Allen Rd
$120K
Mobile Home Park Naoll's Rd
$280K
Package Deal 4 M-Homes
and 2 vacant lots Rental
Available Call for Details
3/2 DWMH has CBS outbuild-
ing Magnolia Lane $79 9K
3/2 1996 DWMH on 2.5 acres
in Montura fully fenced and
remodeled only $89,900
3/2 SWMH Hooker's Point Rd
$44 900


ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863)228-0023 |

RENTALS
Call for Available Rentals

VACANT LAND
Montura 1.25 acre lots avail-
able Call for Listings
27 5 acres Pioneer $245,000
11 Montura lots $12,000 each
Moore Haven 5 res. lots $75K
Moore Haven 2 res, lots
$39,900

COMMERCIAL
Offices (4) on Deanne Duff
$355,000
Store/Warehouse on Ventura
$385K
Warehouse (rented) + 85 stor-
age units [some a/c) E El Paso -
Call for details


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PONTOON TRAILER 22 foot
galvanized pontoon trailer. In
great condition. $1000.
(239)229-2974




FOR SALE 1982, 150 hp
Evenrude outboard, com-
plete less prop $75 or best
offer (863)763-1370



GEELY 49CC GAS SCOOTER -
low miles, New $1200 ask-
ing $ 800 (863)467-4551
HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 883 1998, Low miles,
nice condition $4500
(863)430-6987
Yamaha Star 03-650. 8,000
miles. Extras $3,000 firm
863-673-4341 cell




CLUB CAR ELECTRIC 2003 -
New batteries, side curtains,
reconditioned $2495/or best
offer. (863)843-0062
SUZUKI 80 CC 4Wheeler -
Very good condition. $1100
(863)634-7021 Okeechobee



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




CADILLAC Fleetwood 96, Re-
built Trans & new tires, Life-
time Aamco warr,very sound
$800 FIRM (863)634-5914
CADILLAC SADAN DEVILLE
1994 FAIR CONDITION,
NEW BRAKESPOWER WIN-
DOWS LEATHER INTERIOR.
HUNTER GREEN WITH
FLAKES ALSO LOW MILAGE,
CD, air bags, anti-lock
brakes, heated seats, a/c,
auto. Cc, rear defrost, V-8.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
FEEL FREE TO CALL. **
MUST SELL MOVING**
$1200/or best offer.
(863)634-6843
CHEVROLET MALIBU 2000 -
V-6, a/c, auto. CD $3200/or
best offer. (863)634-4056
(863)634-2296
CHEVY MALIBU 2001, white,
cold a/c 30 mpg. $2200
(812)989-3022
CHRYSLER PT CRUISER
2001 Ltd. Edition, 5-spd,
4-cyl, original owner.
$2500. (231)675-3615
FORD EXPLORER 1994 -
White,new tires,runs good.
$1700. (239)657-4348
FORD MUSTANG 1998 SA-
LEEN BODY KIT, FAST CAR
& STRONG SOUND ENGINE,
STAGE 2 HAS PROGRAM-
MER SUPER CHIP AND
READY TO UPGRADE EN-
GINE, LEATHER SEATS,
LOW MILEAGE, RUNS
GREAT, EXCELLENT CONDI-
TIONS. CD, a/c, tinted win-
dows $15000/or best offer.
(561)993-2280
FORD MUSTANG GT 1990 -
V-8, 5-spd, a/c, CD, 67k mi.
$2500/neg. (863)634-4636
(863)697-0136


FORD TAURAS XL 1997 -
4drs 70,000 org miles great
car, a/c, 1 owner $2300/or
best offer. (863)447-0965
(863)447-0941
Ford Taurus -1995, Auto, a/c,
clean, good condition $2000
(863)763-2858
HONDA CIVIC 1995 runs
good $3000.
( 8 6 3 ) 2 0 1 3 49 2
(863)261-1181
JAGUAR XJ6 SOVEREIGN
1991 JAGUAR XJ6 Sove-
reign. Loaded. 6V. 116,000
miles. $3,500 Neg. Call
(863)484-0499. $3500/neg.
863)447-0796
PONTIAC FIREBIRD '90 -
black, V6, exc. cond.,
$1900 or best offer
(863)634-7254/467-0913



FORD BRONCO CLASSIC
1978 Antique, 6 cyl, roll
bar, grill guard, magwheels
$5600. (863)763-3966




FORD F150, '77 4 wheel
dirve, stepside truck, Must
See! $5,000. Call Pete
(863)697-3766



CLUB CAR ELECTRIC 2003 -
New Batteries, Side Curtains,
Reconditioned $2995/or
best offer. (863)843-0062
GOLF CART Club Car, 48
volt, elect, sun roof, used ,
Excellent cond. $1750 or
best offer (863)467-2824




TOYOTA UHAUL BOX 19000 -
1Ton rear drive,aluminum
box,cold ac $2650.
(561)261-0682



MUD TIRES 5 BRAND NEW
BFG MUDTERRAIN TIRES
35*12.50*15 $600/firm.
(863)697-8696
MUSTANG PARTS 94-98 2
hoods, doors, door mirrors,
2 wings (1 is roush wing)
$600/or best offer.
(561)993-2280
OFF ROAD tires in good condi-
tion 4-15" 1/2 new price
$160. (863)675-6314
R/C REPAIR Repair for all
types of R/C, Traxxas, Dura-
trax, HPI, Etc. Call Chris
$20. (863)801-1683
TOOL BOX, Cross Over, Dia-
mond Plated. Full Size. $125
(863)357-3635
TRUCK RIMS & Tires Off a
Chevy Z71. 265/75/16 A/Ts
Make Offer $125/or best of-
fer. (863)634-4557



CHEVY 1 TON DUALLY '77 -
454 eng., 4 speed, great to
restore or farm use, $1750
or trade (863)801-3667
DODGE RAM PICKUP 1998 -
Great running truck. A/c, al-
loy whis. CD, auto. Loaded
$4800. (863)763-3966
FORD 1992 F-250, 7.3 L,
Diesel 5 speed, Good work
truck $2500 or best offer
(863)835-3251
FORD F-150 1984 Tan col-
or,300 eng,4sp,70,000
miles on the enginecold
ac.Runs and drives like new
or better.Super clean not
for work,custom steering
wheel,dont miss this one.
$2400/or best offer.
(561)261-0682
FORD F150 1992 302 V8
Extended Cab Power Win-
dows/Locks Good Condition.
$1200. (863)634-6601


FORD F-150 1997 2 F-150's
One 4x4 Runs.One 2wd for
parts. $2000/neg.
(863)634-0556
FORD RANGER 1997 4-cyl,
air bags, 1 owner, alc,
5-spd. $300.
(863)673-1087
FULL SIZE Truck Topper
Black, good condition. For
long wheel base truck. $150
(863)532-1054
ISUZU PICK UP 1994- 4-cyl,
5-spd, teal color, runs good,
nice dependable, Gas effi-
cient work truck $1300.
( 8 6 3) 6 1 2 5 9 2 3
(863)675-4139
OTHER Select Delta Packer
Sport tool box for full size
pick up like new $100.
(863)675-1690


BRIDGESTONE DUELER 4
Used Tires P245/65 R17,
All weather, excellent tread,
$60 for all. (863)610-0575
RANGE ROVER 1995 runs
good, clean, 4x4, power win-
dows/locks, 6 disc changer.
$4000/neg. (863)228-7102



UTILITY TRAILER single axle
ENCLOSED 6x12
vent,lights,side,rear doors.
$2000. (863)634-2303
UTILITY TRAILER Single axle
ENCLOSED 6x1 2 vent, lights,
side, rear door. $2300.
(863)634-2303



CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY MINI VAN '94 well
maintained, $3500
(941)524-8932 LaBelle
DODGE CONVERSION VAN
2000 asking $4700
(863)675-0077/674-1333
DODGE RAM 50 1996 V-6,
a/c, loaded, blue, conver-
sion. $950. (863)763-3551
(863)467-1358


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 20081 063CA
ORION BANK,
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL K. KURUVILLA and
SHEELA M KURUVILLA, husband
and wife,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered on the 4th day of Febru-
ary, 2009, in Civil Action No
20081063CA, at the Circuit Court at
the twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry Count, Florida, in which MI-
CHAEL K. KURIVILLA and SHEELA M.
KURIVILLA are the Defendants, and
ORION BANK is the Plaintiff, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash
at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25
E HickpOochee Ave, LaBelle, FL at
11:00 a.m. on the 4th day of March,
2009, the following described real
propertysel torth in the Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure in Hendry
County, Florida:
Parcel 3 of Tract 49, LABELLE RANCH-
ETTES, unrecorded, more particularly
described as follows
Commence at the Southeast corner of
Section 4, Township 44 South, Range
44 South, thence S 8626' West fol-
lowing south line of Section 4,
2,657 2 feet thence N 4100' West fol-
lowing the west line of Tract 49,
1,038.7 feet Co the point of beginning
of the tract herein described thence
N 860 21' East 332.42 feet thence
South 359' East 129.0 feet thence
South 86 21' west 332 38 feet to the
west line of Tract 49 thence North 4'
00' West following the west line Of
Tract 45, 12 0 feel to the point of
beginning also known as Parcel #3
of Tract 49, LABELLE RANCHETFES
and containin0 one acre, more or
less, less road dedication of 25 feet
Hendry County, Florida.
Parcel 5 of Tract 49, LABELLE RANCH-
ETFES, unrecorded, more particularly
described as follows
Commence at the Southeast corner of
Section 4, Township 44 South, Range
29 East, thence S 86 26' West fol-
lowing south line of Section 4,
2,6572 feet thence N 4 00' West
following the west line oa Tract 49,
780.7 feel to the point of beginning
of the tract herein described thence
N 860 21' East 332.34 feet thence
south 3 59' East 129.0 feet thence
South 86 21' west 332 30 feet to the
west line of Tract 49 thence North 4'
00' West, following the west line of
Tract 45, 12 0 feet to the point of
beginning also known as Parcel #5
of Tract 49, LABELLE RANCHETTES
and containing one acre, more or
less, less road dedication of 25 eet,
Hendry County, Florida.
Parcel 8 of Tract 49, LABELLE RANCH-
ETTES unrecorded, more particularly
described as follows
Commence at Ihe Southeast corner of
Section 4, Township 44 South, Range
29 East, thence S 86 26' West fol-
lowing south line of Section 4,
2,657 2 feet thence N 4 00' west
following the west line oa Tract 49,
393.7 feel to the point of beginning
of the tract herein described thence
N 860 21' East 332.22 feet thence
South 3' 59' East 129.0 feet thence
south 85' 21' West 332 20 fee to the
west line of Tract 49 thence North 4'
00' West following the west line of
Tract 49, 12 0 feet to the point of
beginning also known as Parcel #8
of Tract 49, LABELLE RANCHETTES
and containing one acre, more or
less, less road dedication of 25 feet,
Hendry County, Florida,
Dated: February 6, 2009
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
310547 CN 02/19,26/09


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 09 R 24
Laneather C. Braham
Petitioner
and
Anthony L. Braham
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Anthony Lavon Braham
Last Known Address:
1021 Hendrix S
Moore Haven, FL 33471
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and thai you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Laneather
C. Braham, whose address is 1163
Hendra SC., Moore Haven, FL 33471
on or before March 21, 2009, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court
at Glades County, before service on
Petitioner or immediately thereafter If
you fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in Ihe petition
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available
alt the Clerk of the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified at your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Famil y Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
Clerks office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, in-
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: 2/9/09
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Boevis
Deputy Clerk
310969 GCD 2/19,25,3/5,12/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 26-2008-CA-000286
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, AS TRUSTEE
FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2006-FF17, MORTGAGE
PASS CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-
FF17,
'Plaintdf
as.
CHERYLM ROSARIO, etal,
Defendantss.
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHERYL M. ROSARIO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
7680 Harbor Lake Drive
Orlando, FL 32822
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
TO: GREG ROSARIO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
7680 Harbor Lake Drive
Orlando, FL 32822
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclse a mortgage on the following
property in HENDRY County, Florida
LOT 18, BLOCK 1, PORT LA BELLE-
HOLIDAY PARK, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HEND-
RY COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30 days after the
first publication, if any, on Florida De-
fault Law Group, PL., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiff'salarneYorimmedleaelythereafter,
oherwe a deau will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaintl or petition
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Clewiston News
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this lth day of Feb., 2005.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Court
By /S/ 0 HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
'See Americans with Disabilities Act
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 office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Center,
Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number
(813( 335-2299, 1-800-955-8771
(TO), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Flori-
da Relay Service, nt later than seven (7)
das or to this proceeding
30751 CN 211, 6/09

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed tola 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
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION
920 2006 1-14-44-32-AOO-0161-0100


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
MICHAEL MARK HOBAN


The North one-hal of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the
Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road Mi he East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2850, 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 propertydescribed
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of February, which is the 26th day of February, 2009
Dated this 71h day at January, 2009.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
308290 CGS 2/5,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows


CERT,
Nf YFAR nFrnORipTinN


NAME IN
WaHIH aOiFrsFn


1564 200G 1-07-44-33-030-0015-0130JOSEPHEDWARDCHAKKALTERROUS
Lot 13, Block 15, WOODLAND SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 4,
Page 1 thru 2, 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, thepropertydescribed
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk s Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in
the month of March, which is the 12th day o March, 2009
Dated this 21st day of January, 2009.


31020088 CGS 2/12,1s,26,3/5/09


Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Shore
Drainage District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at 10:30
A M, at the office of said Disirict located at 2t32N Main Street, Belle Glade,
Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of:
1 Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine; and
3 Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervsors with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to
ensure thai a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
By /s/Baz lK Anderson
President
310910 SUN 2/19,26/09


AVISO LEGAL
El aviso se da par media de la Cludad de Pahokee Elecclon General sera soastenida
Marzo 10,2009 entra las horas de 7:00a.m y7:00p.m. con el fin de elegir a dOS co-
misionadores, cada uno con el termino de tires (3) anms Los candidates deben ser
elector calmicado de la Cludad de Pahokee
El primer dia apraa ar como candidate comenzara Enero 27,2009 comenzanido
al medio dia, yel dHa final para la aplicacion sera Febrero 1O, 2009 al media dia Las
Candidates tenen qua apicar en persona con Ie Secretarna de la Cludad en el pasil-
Io, 171 N Lake Ave, Pahokee, FL 33476 entire las horas de 9 Da m y 5 00p m
Coda candidate lene que ser volado por el electerado en general
Volantes registrado en ls n Recintos 006 y 6000 son calificados para vtar en
esia elecclon Para callficar como un votanle para aesa elecclon general, lene qua
esear registrado con el condado de Palm Beach Supervisor d elecciones entire Feb-
ruary 9, 2009
En el event que un candidate no reciba Ia mayorna de votos para una oicina par-
ticular, se tendra que desempatar, Ia election sera sosenda Marzo24, 2009 entire
los dos candidates qua reciba la mayoria de numero de votos par el aslenio
Susan Fellner
Secretary a de la Cludad/Supervisor Municipal de
Elecciones
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HENDRY COUNTY

IS HOLDING A

CONTRACTORS' WORKSHOP

FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

(CDBG) PROGRAM ON

Thursday, February 26, 2009
2:00 p.m.
Hendry County Board of County Commission Chambers
Hendry County Court House
25 E. Hickpochee
LaBelle, Florida

Information: Contact Nancy Phillips,
Hendry County CDBG Consultant at 561-432-1524.



EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY
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CITY OF CLEWISTON
PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION TO BID
Bid No. 2009-02
The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids until 1 00 p m, local lime, March 13
2009 at City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, Florida. At this time and place
the bids will bhe opened and read aloud.
This protect is titled City of Clewiston Country Club Addition This bid consists of
construction o 945 sq. ft. at the rear of he existing country club building (1201 San
Luiz Avenue) including a metal rootf, CBS walls, relocation of electrical, plumbing,
mechanical and gas lines with removal and reinstallation o sewer iftstation and in-
stallatin of grease rap. Interested parties may pick up aset of plans a the Building
Department located at 121 Central Avenue, Clewiston, FL Bidding firms must hold
all required applicable licenses in good standing. If a bidder is a corporation, a cur-
rent and active charter must be provided with its bid, along with evidence of insu-
rance
Bids should be clearly marked COUNTRY CLUB ADDITION and submitted to City of
Clewiston, 115 W Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440 to the attention of
Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk. No responsibility shall he attached to any officers for
the premature opening fet a bid not properly addressed and identified. Any bids re-
ceived after the required date and time will be returned to the bidder unopened The
City of Clewiston reserves the right to reflect any and all bids, with or without cause,
waive technical errors, irregularities and formalities for any reason or to accept
any bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of Ihe City of Clewiston
310970 CN 2/19/09
REQUEST FOR BIDS
SUPPLY AVIATION FUELS TO HENRY COUNTY
BID NUMBER; 2009-13
OPENING DATE AND TIME March 17, 2009 at 2 00 p m
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
County, Florida, "SupplyAvialton Fuelsto HendryCounty" In orderto be considered
bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C E Hall Building
(Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave-
nue, LaBelle, Florida by March 17,2009 a 20 p m, at which time all responses to
this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry
County Purchasing Department, located at 1i5 S Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida (for
pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling
(I63) 675-5220 or (863) 903-1585
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any
costs incurred inthe preparation o a response to this Bid, or to contract for any ser
vices The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a re-
sult of this solicitation, or cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, it it is in the best
interest of the County to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work
Place
HENRY COUNTY
Janet B Taylor, Chair
Board aof Conty Commissioners
310291 CB/CCGI 02/12,19/09
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is herebyg ivan that uruant to Chaper 373, Florida Statutes, the allowing
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Osceola County:
Cecil E Whaley (Citrus Grove) 3332 Cecil Whalep Re, S Cloud, FL 34772, has sub-
miffted Application 080925-16 or renewal o Watear Use Permit 49-OOO-WIo ir-
rigate 95 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the
Flonridan lAger and the project is located in Section 30, Township 26 South,
Range 30 East.
Doug Barber and Steve Edwards Flora EIpress Inc) 4340 Kissimmee Park Rd, St
Cloud, FL 34772, has submitted Application 090115-16 for modification of Water
Use Permd 49-01192-Wto irrigate 32 acres of agricultural lands. The waterwill
be withdrawn from the Floridan Aquifer and the project is located in Section 24,
Township 26 South, Range 29 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing tathe South Florida Water Management Disterict, Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33415-4600,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date af publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy at the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing
the District's websie (www.sfwmd.o ) and selecting the Application/Permil
Search on the ePermiaing page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to re-
questan administrative hearing regarding theproposed agencyaction bysubmit-
ting a written request after reviewing the staff report.
310928 GCD 2/19/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CABERNET I, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a ta deed to be issued thereon The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which t was as-
sessed are as follows:


CERT
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NAME IN


33t0 ZU06 4-10-43-2-100-23175-040 RANOTDY DUWNEY
Lot 46, Block 2375, PORT LABELLE UNIT 10, a subdivision according Co the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4
Page 17, Public Records at Hendry County, Florida
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways a 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 cerlificalte will be sold to Ihe highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Admnistlration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 1100AM, an the Second Thursday in
the month of March, which is the 12th day of March, 2009,
Dated this 2lst day of January 2009
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
310262 CGS 2/12,19,26;3/5/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT VERDOT VI, 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 t was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2776 200 4-10-43-29-070-.2205-0100 KATHLEEN M SIBBLIES &
HAZEL M MILLER
Lot 10, Block 2205, PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a subdvsison according to the piat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, Public Records of Hendry County, Ft
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of was a 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 cerlificalte will be sold to Ihe highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Admnistraton Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 1100 A M, on the Fourth Thursday In
the month of February, which is the 26th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 7th day of January, 2009
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of
Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the
following petition on March 11, 2009 at 6 00 p.m., at the
Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25
E. I Iickpochce Ave, LaBelle, Florida The LPA will deter-
mine if the application is consistent with dithe Hendry
County Comprehensive Plan and will review the applica-
tion for consistency with the Hendry County Land
Development Code,
The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will
be made to the Board of County Commissioners for final
consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held
on March 24, 2009, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E Hickpochee
Ave, LaBelle, Florida
Copies of the files and information regarding the pcUtion
are available for public inspection at the Hendry County
Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street,
LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through
Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at
said meeting If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any matter considered
at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which dithe appeal is to be based
Petition Number, SE06-0009


Applicant'


Aida Santana


Ordinance title A RESOLUTION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A SPE-
CIAL EXCEPTION TO ALLOW A CHURCH AND
RELATED FACILITIES IN A RESIDENTIAULRURAL
DEVELOPMENT-FARM ZONING DISTRICT
Location 360 Horse Club Avenue, Clewiston, FI
Property size: 1 25 acres +/-
Request. The applicant is requesting a special exception
to allow a church and related facilities om a
Residential/Rural Development-Farm (RR-F) zoning dis-
trict
Legal description of subject property Montura Ranche
Estates First S/D Block 49 Lot 2, Section 22, Township 44S
Range 32E, Hendry County, Florida


Orvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local
Planning Agency


Janet B Taylor, Chair
Hendry County Board
ofCounty Commissioners


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case # 200B-CA-000422

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of
Soundview Home Loan Trust 2006-OPT5, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-
OPT5,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
John S. Bailey a/k/a John Bailey and H.E Huff a/k/a Helen Huff; Option One
Mortgage Corporation
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated February 4, 20009, entered in Civil Case No 2008-CA-000422 of the Circuit
Court o tthe 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein Deuls-
che Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for the Cerificaleholders of Sound-
view Home Loan Trust 2006-OPT5, Asset-Backed Certficates, Series 2006-OPT5,
Plaintiff and John S. Bailey a/k/a John Bailey and H.E Huff a/k/a Helen Huff are de-
lendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, IN FRONT OFTHE OF-
FICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on March 4,20090 the following de-
scribed property as set forth In said Final Judgment, to-wit

THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER LY-
ING NORTH AND EAST OF JACK'S BRANCH AND THE SOUTH 20 FEET OF THE
EAST 731.24 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUAR-
TER, SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA AND THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER EXCEPT THE NORTH
20 FEET THEREOF AND THE NORTH 25 FEET OF THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER, SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA;

TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AS FOLLOWS:

THE NORTH 20 FEET OF THE SOUTH 40 FEET OF THE EAST 731 24 FEET OF
THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER, SECTION 9,
TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA;

TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR IRRIGATION PIPELINE, PUMP SITE AND
ELECTRIC SERVICE AS FOLLOWS:

COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28
EAST, HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 31 MIN.
UTES 50 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST
QUARTER-NORTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 519.80 FEET TO THE
POINT-OF-BEGINNING, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 10 SEC-
ONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 246 50 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 31
MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 17.0 FEET TO THE CENTER OF
JACK'S BRANCH; THENCE NORTH 36 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 48 SECONDS
WEST UP THE CENTER OF JACK'S BRANCH, A DISTANCE OF 49.79 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
3700 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 206.50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 50
SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 10.0 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING; TO-
GETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR THE IRRIGATION PIPE-LINE AND ELECTRI-
CAL SERVICE OVER AND ACROSS THE WEST 10 FEET OF THE EAST 529 80
FEET OF THE SOUTH 20 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTH-
EAST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPDATION IN
ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONTACT HEND-
RY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935
WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE; IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED
CALL 1-800-955-8770
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 5th day of February, 2009

BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida

By:/S/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
310177 CN 2/12,19/09



PUBLIC NOTICE
LABELLE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
There will be a LaBelle Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, March
4, 2009 at 3 p m The meeting will be held at LaBelle City Hall, in the Commis-
signers BoardRoom, located at 481 W Hickpochee Avenue In LaBelle
All interested partiesare encouraged Io attend For Further information,p lease con-
tact the Hendry County Engineer's Office at (803) 675-5222 or (863) 9B3-1588
fa person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission
with respect lo any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of Ihe proceedings is made, which record includes Ihe testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
Janet Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
310585 CB/CN 2/19/09


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE


SUBMITTED BY: R Scot Cooper


DATE: 3/24/09


SUBJECT AREA 500 Community Use of School Facilities
EXECUIRVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE The proposed rule establishes the policy for
community use of school facilities
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY 101310, 1001 42 and 1001 43 F S
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 101310,1001.42 and 1001.43 F S
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
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The proposed rule establishes the policy for community use
of school facilities
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 March 24, 2009
Nolice 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
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
Nulice The procedure for obaning a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, In wailing, a hearing The request shall be submitted to she Superintendent of
Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice, The request shall
specify how the person requesting Ihe public hearing would be afecled by the pro-
posed rule The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons
an opportunity to present ewdence and argument on the issues under consider-
ation
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submdtedto Ihe agency regaordng draft rules maybe obtained by request, in writing,
so she Superintendent of Schools
Nolice The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
iced and to Incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding The
School Board may incorporate maloeral by reference into the proposed rule.
Nolice If you need an accommodation In order to participate In Ihis process, please
notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior So Ihe meeting or work-
shop
Nolice If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one cerlfied copy of the pro.
posed rule shall be filed In the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120 54(3e)(e, F S
310691 CN 2/19,26,3/5 CB 3/5/09


G LADES
Electric Cooperative, Inc.


IMPORTANT NOTICE
GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT

Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Affirmative Action or-
ganization and will continue to meet its non-discrimination and
affirmative action obligations by insisting that all contractors,
subcontractors, suppliers and others who do business with the
Cooperative also adhere to strict non-discriminatory and affir-
mative action practices.

Additionally, Glades Electric Cooperative will continue to insist
on full compliance of its Affirmative Action Plan in its hir-
ing, promotion and other employment practices. The Coopera-
tive invites and encourages all minority individuals and groups
to participate in all its membership activities, to be active in the
vending of materials and supplies, and to enter bids on con-
tracts for services needed by the Cooperative.

Any minority individual or minority group interested in partici-
pation in any of these activities and needing more information
about equal opportunities at the Cooperative, may contact L. T.
Todd, General Manager and Affirmative Action Compliance Of-
ficer, Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc., by writing to him at
Glades Electric Cooperative, R 0. Box 519, Moore Haven, FL
33471; or by calling him at (863) 946-0061.
310802 CGS 2/19/09

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S LEVY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to execution issued by the Circuit Court
of
Lee County, Florida, an the January 12, 2000, In the cause wherein Barnetl Recov-
ery Corporation is Plainiff, and Dilsey Graham, are/s defendants, being Case num-
ber 91-3526CA in the said court, I, Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have his day levied upon all ofthe right,title and Interest o the Defendants,
Dilsey Graham in and to the following described property, to wit:
FirsI Parcel
Lots 50 and 51, Block 0, SUNSET PARK, a subdivision lying in the W1/2 of SW1/4
of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, LaBelle, Florida, as recorded in
Plal Book 2, Page 1, Hendry County Records, according to and as shown by survey
attached to Deed recorded in OR Book 107, Pages 497-498, Hendry County, Flori-
da: Account No. 2024329-670000D0162
LOCATION OF PROPERTY 790 Lincoln Ave, La Belle, FL
Second Parcel
Lot 9, in Section 1 in Ford Park Subdivision, Section 8, Township 43, Range 20, of
the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, Account No 2024329-
28000000070
LOCATION OF PROPERTY: 780 Caloosahatchee Ave., La Belle, FL
Third Parcel
Lot 18, Section 1, Ford Park, per recorded map or plat in the office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, Account No 2024329-28000000120
LOCATION OF PROPERTY: 780 Kissimmee Ave., La Belle, FL


Signed this 6th day of February 2009.


Sieve Whidden,
Sheriff Hendry County, Florida.
By: Lieutenant Andy Lewis, Deputy


STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF HENRY
Lieutenant Andy Lewis who is personally mkown to me acknowledged the foregoing
instrument before me this 6th day of February 2009.
Notary Public, Stale of Florida at large.
My commission ex ires;
310634 CGS 2/1 9,6,35,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LLC, holder f the following certificate,
has filed sad 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 assessed
are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2003 2006 2-02-43-29-260-0008-0030 DESIDEHIO DELATORRE, JR.
5 ROSALINDA DELATORRE
ENGLEWOOD TERRACE, Block 8, Lot 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in
Plaol Book 3, Page 40, Public Records of Hendry County, Florinda
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject Io existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, Statle 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, a 11 00 A M, on She Second Thursday
in the month of March, which Is the 12th day of March, 2009
Dated this 21st day of January, 2000.


310297 CGS 2/12,19,26,3/5/09


Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LLC, holder of the following certNificate,
has filed sad certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number,
year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed
are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1527 2006 1-07-44-33-010-000-0040 RANDALLJ. HENDERSON,
AS TRUSTEE FOR RANDALL JASON
HENDERSON &HEIDI ILENE HENDERSON
% DIANE HENDERSON TAYLOR
Lol 5, MIDWAY ACRES, a subdivision located in Section 7, Township 44 South,
Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 5, Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida excluding right-of-way
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject So 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 at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of February, which is the 261h day of February, 2009.
Dated this 7th day of January, 2000.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
308282 CN 2/5,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, will hold a work-
shop to discuss economic development and related issues al 3:30 p.m. on February
24, 2009 at the Hendry County Courlhouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hick-
poachee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida
It a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commis-
sion with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes Ihe testl-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal s lto be based
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
310976 CBCN 2/19/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hidden Lakes Dev. Corp., the holder of the follow-
ing certificae, hased said certificate fora tax deedto be issued thereon. The cer-
tifcate number and year of issuance, the description of the properly, and the names
in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificale No 31-2006
Year of Issuance: 2006
Description of property: A25-42-z2-UO1-0001-0030
Blk1I Lol 3
Unrec. Hidden Lakes Ranch
Unit 1 OR 49 PG 492
Tolal acres 101 M/L
Name in which assessed: Enrique & Estella Ehzondo
All said property being in the County of Glades, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed In such cerifcate will be sold to the highesthidder in the hallway located at
the South entrance of the Courthouse on the 261h day of March, 2000 at 10:00
o'clock in he morning.
Dated this 11th day of February, 2009
Joe Flint
Clerk of Circuit Court
Glades County, Florida
310680 GCD 2/19,26;3/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LLC, holder of the following cerlificale
has filed said certificate fora tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number
year of issuance, description of property and Ihe name in which it was assessed
are as follows


DESCRIPTION


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED


2030 2006 2-02-43-29-4 004-0030 MARVIN WILLIAMS %SAL CAMPOS
Lots 12 and 13, Black 4, of LaBelle Park, according to the plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 1, Page 25, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Sublectf to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, Slate of Florida
Unless such cerlficale shall be redeemed according o law, Ihe property described
In such certificate will be sold so the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday
in the month of March, which is the 12th day of March, 2009
Dated this 21st day of January, 2009
Barbara S Buller
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
310290 CGS 2/12,19,26,3/5/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hidden Lakes Dev Corp, Ihe holder of the follow-
ing cerlficale, has fled said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number andyearolissuance, thedescription of Ihe properly, and the names
In which it was assessed are as follows
Cerlificale No 36.-2005
Year of Issuance 2006
Description of property: A25-42-28-UO1-0005-2460
Blk 5 Lo 245
Unrec Hidden Lakes Ranch
Unit 1 OR 49 PG 492
Tolal acres 101 M/L
Name in which assessed: Jerry R. + Richard L. Olson *JTROS'
All said property being in the County of Glades, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the properly de-
scribed in such certificate will be Sold to the highest bidder in the hallwaylocated at
the South entrance of the Courthouse on the 25th day of March, 20009 at 10 00
o'clock in the morning.
Dated this 11ith day o February, 2009
Joe Flint
Clerk of Circuit Court
Glades County, Florida
3106003 GCD 2/19,26:3/5,12/09

LEGAL NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that the City of Pahakee General Election will be held on
March 10, 2009 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of
electing two commissioners, each for a term of three (3) years. Candidates must
he a qualified elector of the City of Pahokee
The first day for filing as a candidate will be January 27, 2009 beginning at noon,
andthefina dayforfiling willbeFebruary 10,200o9 atnoon Candidates mustfilein
person with the Cily Clerk at City Hall, 171 Norlh Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL 33476
between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Each candidate shall be voted upon by the elec-
torate at large
Registered voters in Precincts 6006 and 6008 are qualified to vote in this election.
To qualify as a registered voterfor this General Election, you must registerwilh the
Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections by February 9, 2009.
In the event that no candidate recelvesa majority of the votes for a particular office,
a Run-Off Election shall be held on March 24, 2009 between the two candidates
who receive the largest number of votes for that seat.
Susan Feltner
Cily Clerk/Municipal Supervisor of Elections
306505 CGS 2/5,19/09

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) wil
hold a public hearing on the following petition on March 11, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., at
the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E Hickpochee Ave, La-
Belle, Florda The LPA will determine ifthe application is consistent with he Hendry
County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the
Hendry County Land Development Code
The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of
County Commissioners torfinal consideration al a public hearing This hearing will
e held on March 24, 20009, at 5 05 p m at he Hendry County Courthouse, Com-
mission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida.
Copies of the files and Informallon regarding the petillon are available for public in-
specton at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee
Street, LaBoelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8 00 a m
to 5 00 p m
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceed-
ings and, for such purpose, he or she may need 0o ensure that a verbalim record of
the proceedings made, which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is tob be based.
Resolution tille A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING VARIANCES FROM
THE 150 FOOT SETBACK REQUIREMENT ON ALL SIDES FOR
STRUCTURES AND PLAY AREAS
Petition Number VA09-0001
Applicant: Aida Santana
Location 360 Horse Club Avenue, Clewisloon, FL
Property size 125 acres +/.
ReUBest: The applicant is requesting a variance of 115.9 feet on the north and
135 2 feet on the west side of the property Io use an existing building as a
church The Hendry County Land Development Code requires a building setback
of 150 feet from residentially zoned property.
Legal description of subject properly
Monra Ranch Estates, First S/D Block 49 Lot 2, Section 22, Township 44S
Range 32E, Hendry County, Florida


Orvell Howard, Chair
Local Planning Agency
310791 CB/CN 2/19/09


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


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners will hold a public
hearing on the following petition on February 24, 2009 at 5:05 p.m., at the Hendry
County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Flori-
da The Board of County Commissioners wil determine If the application is consis-
tent with Ihe Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for
consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code
Copies of the files and information regarding the petitions are available for public in-
spection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Deparlment, 165 South Lee
Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8 00 a m
to 5:00 p.m.
All persons wishing to be heard on this Issue may appear at said meeting I a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceed-
ings and, for such purpose, he or she may need lo ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based
Petition Number: SPO9-0001
Applicant Rafael & Maureen Herrera
Location 3970 CR 78, LaBelle, FL
Property size: 7.5 acres +/-
Request: The applicants are seeking a special permit conduct an agriculture
operation, consisting of raising chickens and cows on property zoned Residen-
toal/Rural Development (RR)
Legal description of subject properly:
River Grove Eslates, Lots 1, 2 and 3 Section 11, Township 43 S, Range 29E,
Hendry County, Florida
Janet B Taylor, Chair
Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
310790 CB/CN 2/19/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CABERNET I, LLC, holder of the following ceroifi-
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


DESCRIPTION


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED


3329 2006 4-10-43-29-100-2372-0100 PEAN L. PHE&VANNYCHHAY
Lot 10, Block 2372, PORT LABELLE UNIT 10, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, 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, Slate of Florida.
Unless such cerlficale shall be redeemed according lo law, Ihe propertydescribed
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk s Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in
the month of March, which is the 121h day of March, 2009
Dated this 21st day of January, 2009.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
310271 CGS 2/12,19,26,3/5/09


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ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Florida
Conservancy District scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at11:00
A M, al the office of said District located al 2832 N Main Street, Belle Glade,
Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of:
1 Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine; and
3 Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors wth respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need Io
ensure thai a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
S/s/Fritz Stemn, Jr
harman
310909 SUN 2/19,26/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197512 Florida Slatutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CABERNET I, LLC, holder of the following certif-
cate, has filed said cerlificale for a tax deed to be issued thereon The cerlificale
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:


CERT.
NO YEAR


DESCRIPTION


3474 2006 4-10-43-29-100-2391-0070


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
ANDRENE FOSTER


Lot 7, Block 2391, PORT LABELLE UNIT 10, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, 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 inthe County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such cerlificale will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday
in the month of March, which is the 12th day of March, 2009.
Dated this 21s0 day of January, 2009
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
310267 CGS 2/12,19,26;3/5/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Slatutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CABERNET I, LLC, holder of the following cuertfi-
cate, has filed said cerlificale for a tax deed to be issued thereon The cerlificale
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows


CERT.
NO YEAR OESCRIPTION


NAME IN


3249 2006 4-10-43-29-100-2363-0140 Angel E Gandullla & Norma Gandul-
ha
Lot 14, Block 2363, PORT LABELLE UNIT 10, a subdlvsion according to the plal
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner,
Subject to exisloing 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,
Adnminisration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Second Thursday
In the month of March, which is the 12th day of March, 2009
Dated this 21st day of January, 2009.


310280 CGS 2/12,19,26,3/5/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 08-163 CA
SOVEREIGN BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
OSCAR F ORTIZ, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant lto an
Order or Final Judgment Scheduling
Foreclosure Sale entered on Feb 4,
2009 in this case now pending in said
Courl, Ihe style of which is indicated
above
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the HENDRY County Court-
house, on the 2nd floor of she Clerk of
Circuit Courts office, 25 E. Hickpochee
Avenue, Labelle, Florida 33935 at
1100 a m, an the 4th day of March,
2009, the following described property
as setforth in said Orderor Final Judg-
ment, to-wit
THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE
SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 25, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH,
RANGE 32 EAST, HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA SUBJECT TO AN EASE-
MENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE
EAST 30 FEET THEREOF, SUBJECT
TO AN EASEMENT FOR A DRAINAGE
CANAL OF THE SOUTH 30 FEET
THEREOF ALSO KNOWN AS LOT
5116, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
a/a 1SO S ZAMBRA STREET
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 AYS AFTER THE SALE.
ENTERED at HENDRY County, Florida,
this 5th day of February, 20009
BarbaraS Butler
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry, Florida
By /S/ D HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
310380 CN 2/12,19/09

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Hendry County, Florida


Pursuant to Ch 713 585(6) FS United American Lien & Recovery as agent with
powerofattorneywill sell thefollowing vehicles) tothe highest biddersubjecllo
any liens, net proceeds deposited with the clerk of court, owner/hlenholder has
right to hearing and post bond, owner may redeem vehicle for cash sum of lien,
all auctions held in reserve
Inspect 1 week prior @ lienor facillly, cash or cashier check, 15% buyer prem, any
person interested ph (954) 563-1999
Sale date March 13, 2009 @ 10 00 am 3411 NW g9h Ave, Fl Lauderdale, FL
33309
201791972 Buick Vin # 4D27H2G121103 llenor Pro Auto Repair of LaBelle Inc,
49 N. Industrial Loop, LaBelle, FL 863-675-1109 lien amt. $2925.67.
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GLADES
Electric Cooperative, Inc.


STATEMENT OF
NON-DISCRIMINATION

Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. is the recipient of Federal fi-
nancial assistance fromthe Rural Utility Services, an agencyof
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provi-
sions of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as
amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975,
as amended; Executive Order 11246, the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; Section 504 of the Reha-
bilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the rules and regula-
tions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which provide that
no person in the United States on the basis of race, color, na-
tional origin, age, religion, sex, disability or handicap shall be
excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied
the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination un-
der any of this organization's programs or activities.

The person responsible for coordinating this organization's
non-discrimination compliance efforts is L. T. Todd, General
Manager and CEO of Glades Electric Cooperative. Any indi-
vidual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this or-
ganization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain
further information about the statutes and regulations listed
above from and/or file a written complaint with this organiza-
tion; or the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20250; or the Administrator, Rural Utility Services,
Washington, D.C. 20250. Complaints must be filed within 180
days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be
maintained to the extent possible.
310804 CGS 2/19/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LLC, holder of the following certificate,
has filed said cerficale for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number,
year of issuance, description of propertyandthe name in which it was assessed are
as follows:
CENT AAMEIN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1394 2006 1-34-44-32-AOO-0003-0100 SANTANA ANGELA CELENE
The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeastane-quarter of the
Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Flonda SUBJECT to an access road of the
West 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot 4402 Monntra Ranch Estates, an unrecord-
ed subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of fice, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of February, which is the 26th day of February, 2009,
Dated this 7th day of January. 2009.
Barbaras Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
308308 CGS 2/5,12,19,25/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description ol property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:


DESCRIPTION
1-35-44-32-ADO-0143-0000


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
OFELIA VILLALON


The North one-baal othe Southwest one-quarter ofthe Southeastone-quarterof the
Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of SecHton 35, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida SUBJECT to an easement lor an ac-
cess road of the West 30 feel thereof. Also known as Lot No. 3B28, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the 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 Second Thursday in
the month of March, which is the 12th day of March, 2009
Dated this 21st day of January, 2009.


310285 CGS 2/12,19,26,3/5/09


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk at Circui Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CABERNET 1, LLC holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certlicate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which I was as-
sessed are as follows:


CERT.
ND YEAR DESCRIPTION


NAME IN
weitw. utnrt,,n


2769 2006 4-10-43-29-070-2203-0020 LORNA POLYNE, RAYMOND POLYNE,
MILLER POLYNE, & ANTONINE E. POLYNE
Lot 2, Block 2203, PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, 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 atthe Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday
n the month of March, which is the 121h day of March, 2009
Dated this 21st day of January, 2009.


310310CGS 2/12,19,26,3/5/09


Barbara S Buter
Clerk fa Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC, holder of the following ceftill-
cat, 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 tfilows


DESCRIPTION
1-32-43-32-AOO-OR2S-BD.


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
William 0. Branthoover, St. &
Mark D. Branthiovef


The West one-haf of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the
Northeast one-quarter of Section 32, Township 43 South, Range 32 East, Hendry
County, Florida LESS road dedication of 25 feet on the South and 25 feet on the
West side of tract and of description.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All ot said property baing in Ihe County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be saiold to the highest bidder at the Clerk s Ofice, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in
the montl of February, which is the 26th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 7th day of January, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
30B299 CGS 2/5,12,19,26/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOTIV, LLC, holder of the following certificate
hashtedsaid cerhicalefor ataxdeedtobe issued thereon Thecereficate number,
year of issuance, description of property and the name In which it was assessed
are as fellows:


CERT
un VFA


NAME IN
--....... .- ..


2095 200Z 3-0143-34-i-0D152-0I01 KENNETH D WILDES JR &
GWENJ WILDES
Lot 35, Block 152, GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, as revised September 7,1937,
according to te plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 71 to 78, inclusive, Pub-
lic Records at 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 Ihe County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless suc ce ificate 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 Fourth Thursday in
the month of February, which is the 25lh day of February, 2009
Dated this 7th day of January, 2009
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Cicuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
308307 CGS 2/5,12,19,26/09


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, 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


YEAR DESCRIPTION


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED


Lo 27, 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 fights 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 bt redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of February, which is the 26th day of February, 2009,
Dated this 7th day of January 2009
Barbaras 8alern
Clerk of Circut Court
Hendry County, Florida
308297 CGS 2/5,12,19,25/09



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CABERNET 1, LLC hoidef of the following cetifi-
cale, 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-


NO YEAR DESCRIPTION
2791 2006 4-10-43-29-070-2209-0150


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
DIAMANTIS N PATERAS


Lot 15, Block 2209, PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 116. Pubic Records of Hendry County, Flori-
da.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by plor 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 ropertydescribed
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday
n the month of March, which is the l2th day of March, 2009,
Dated this 21st day of January, 2009


310303 CGS 2/12,19,26,3/5/09


BarbaraS Butler
Clerk of Clrcuit Court
Hendry County, Ftlorida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CABERNET I, LLC, holder of the following certilf
cale, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon, The certificate
number, yean of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as fallows-


NO YEAR DESCRIPTION
2B25 2006 4-10-43-29-070-2224-0040


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
JEANNE M. CUMMINS


Lot 4, Block 2224, PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 116, 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 Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of February, which Is the 26th day of February, 2009
Dated this 7th day of January, 2009.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuil Court
Hendy Couat, Florida
308306 CGS 2/5,12,19 ,26/0

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CABERNET I, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cale, has filed said certificate for a lax deed to be issued thereon, The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which It was as-
sessed are as follows:


CERT.
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION
3171 2006 4-10-43-29-100-2355-011D0


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
TODD JAMES, LLC


Lot 11, Blcok 2355, PORT LABELLE UNIT 10, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday
in the month of March, which is the 12th day of March, 2009
Dated this 21st day of January, 2009.


310277 CGS 2/12,19,26,3/5/09


Barbara S. Buller
Clerk olCircuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CABERNET I, LLC, holder of the following certifl-
cale, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, yearf issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:


CERT
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION
4383 2006 4-10-43-29-130-2521-0070


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
KEITH WHARTON %
SUNCOAST LAND HOLDINGS, LLC


Lot 7, Block 2521, PORT LABELLE UNIT 13, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded m Plat Book 4,
Page 55, 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 tIe County of Hendry State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certilcate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floo00
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M., on the Second Thursday In
the month of March, which is the 12th day of March, 2009.
Dated this 21st day of January, 2009.


310264 CGS 2/12.19.26:3/5/09


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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LLC, holder ofthe following certificate,
hasfiled said certdicate for a taxdeedto be issuedthereon, Thecentificate number,
year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed
are as follows:


CERT.
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION
1398 2006 1-34-44-32-AOO-0012-0000


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
ALBERTOCURA


The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter ofthe Northeast one uar-
len of the northeast one-quarter, more or less, of Section 34, Township 44 South,
Range 32 East, extending or shortening Its East and West boundary lines as to ler-
minate at the North boundary line of Garield City, a subdivision recorded in Plat
Book 2, Pages 54 and 55, Public Records of Hendry Count d Florida, SUBJECT to
an easement for a drainage canal of the South 50 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an ease-
ment for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. ALSO known as Lot 4385,
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owed 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, LaBele, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of February, which is the 261h day of February, 2009.,
Dated this 7th day of January, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
308312 CGS 2/5,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CABERNET I, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which It was as-
sessed are as follows:


CERT
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION
2745 2006 4-10-43-29-060-2342-0070


Sbic i


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RFP 2009-14
HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REQUES
FOR PROPOSALS HENRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM
Hendry County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for the demoli-
tion and construction of replacement housing lor up to eight (B) single family hous-
ingunits located in HendryCountyasa par of the Hendry CountyHousing Program
which consists of Hurricane Housing Recovery Program, Community Development
Block Grants (Z10 and A08), and S.H.I.P Program.
Proposals are due no later than 10.00 a m Eastern Time on Thursday, March 19,
2009 and delivered or mailed to: Ms. Barbara Butler, Hendry County Clerk of the
Court, Post Office Box 1760, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida
33975-1760 (the County will not assume any responsibility for proposals received
past the bid opening time). Any and all proposals received after this time and date
will not be opened or considered.
Proposals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked "HENDRY
COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM DEMO/REPLACEMENT RFP#" in accordance
with the instructions distributed at the mandatory walk-hiru meeting
All bids must be accompanied by copy of license and proof of insurance i not al-
ready provided to County. No contactor will be awarded more than three (3) homes
unless they are able to demonstrate that they have the financial capacity, staffing,
and ability to finish projects within the specified completion time.
For specific project information, contact Ms Nancy Phillips at 561-432-1524 or by
FAX at 561-432-6734. Bids will be opened as soon afterthe 10:00 a.m. submission
time on Thursday, March 19, 2009 in the Hendry County's Clerk's Office, Second
Floor, at the Hendry County Court House in LaBelle.
A mandatory meetingg and contractor walk-thru for review of these projects will be
held on Thursday. March 5, 2009 al 1100 a.m In the lobby of the Hendry County
S.H.I.P Office, located at 165 S. Lee Street, Court House Square in LaBelle. Any
firm not represented at this meeting will he unableto bid, All potential bidders must
e In theS.H I P lobbyno laterthan 11 05am in orderto participate In this RFP.
Hendry Coucty reserves the right toa accept orreect bids, Hendry Couny isan Equal
Opportunity Employer actively seeking Mnority Contractor Participation and pro-
motes Fair Housing.


Janet B Taylor
Chairperson, BOCC
310789 CB/CN 2/19/09




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-827CA
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plalnlt
vs.
ANDRES VAZQUEZ, etal,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE ALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Reschedling Fored closure Sale
dated February 3, 2009 and entered in
Case No 2007.-827CA of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HENDRY Countly, Florida
wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is
the Plalntif and ANDRES VAZQUEZ,
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK DF THE CURT,
BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY
OF THE HENRY COUNTY ADMINISTRA-
TION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY
80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11 OOAM, on the 25th day of Feb-
ruary, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment
LOT 55, BLOCK 2057 OF PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 2, A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
60, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/5/A 3005 N LAKEWOOD ROAD,
LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an Interest In the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens musfile a claim within sixty
(50) days after the sale,
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on February 4, 2009.
Barbara Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court


309938 CN 2/12,19/09


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
Case #. 2008-CA-000315

HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee forth
registered holders of Renaissance Home
Equity Loan Trust 2006-1
Plainto ,
-vo-
Rainee Dawn Landry; Marc I Helfrich;
Hendry County S H I P. Program
Defendants)



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated Feb. 4, 2009, entered in Civil Case
No. 2008-CA-000315 of the Circuit Court
of the 20th judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Florida, wherein HSBC
Bank USA, N.A., asTrustee for the regis-
lered holders of Renaissance Home Eq-
udy Loan Trust 2006-1, Plaintiff and
Rainee Dawn Landry are defendantss, I
will sellto the highest and best bidder for
cash, IN FRODN OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE
HENRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BE-
ING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE,
FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on March 4,
2009, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, fo-
wit

LOT 6, BLOCK 4, PORT LABELLE HOLI-
DAY PARK, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, IN THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISBI-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPDA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CONTACT HENRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE
AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE OF SALE, IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL'
1-800-955-B771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL: 1-BO-955-8770.
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 5th
day of February, 2009,

BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OFTHE CIRUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida

By:/s/D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
310154 CGS 2/12,19/2009

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today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


NAME IN
WHICH ASSESSED
ISLAND AUBOURG


Lot 7, Block 2342, 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 psir owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M. on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of February, which is the 26h day of February, 2009.
Dated this 7th day of January, 2009
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
308302 CGS 2/5,12,19,26/09


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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
Case# 2008-CA-000278

Well Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the
Certicateholders of Soundview Home
Loan Trust 2007-OPT2, Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2007.-PT2,
Plaoiniff,
-vs-
Johnny Lee Jones and Lisa J Loftus
Jones, First Bankf/k/a First Bank oa Cle.
wislon,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated February 3, 2009, entered In Civil
Case No 200B-CA.00027B of the Cercuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein Wells
Fargo Bank N.A., as Trustee for the Cer-
liicateholdes of Soundvliew Home Loan
Trust 2007-OPT2, Asset-Backed Cereti.-
cates, Series 2007-oPT2, Plaintif and
Johnny Lee Jones and Lisa J. Lotffus
Jones are detendant(s, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash, IN
FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HEND-
RY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE
2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENRY
COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORI-
DA, AT 11:00 A.M. on March 4, 2009 the
following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to-wat

LOT 4, BEE BRANCH LAKES, A SUB.
DIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED AT PLAT BOOK
4, PAGE 71, IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISBl-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPDA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CONTACT HENRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE
AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE OF SALE; IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 5th
day of February, 2009.

BARBARA BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRUT COURT
Hendry County, Florida

By:/S/ R De La Cruz
Deputy Clerk
310243 CN 2/12,19/09
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Case #2008-CA-0001310
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee under
Pooling and Servicing Agreement dat-
ed as of February 1, 2005 Asset
Backed Pass-Through Certificates Se-
ries 2005 WHO1,
Plaintilf,
vs
LuisE Osorio-Morenoa/k/aLuisE OsO-
rio and Vlanna Osoro, Husband and
Wde; Unknown Parties in Possession
#1; Unknown Parties in POsessson #2,
If Living, and all Unknown Parties claim-
ing by, through, under and against the
above named Defendant s) who are not
known to be dead or alie, whether said
Unknown Parties may claim an interest
as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or
Other Claimants
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO- Lis E Osoria-Moreno a/k/a Luis E
Osorno; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS:
725 North Live Oak Street, Clewlston,
FL 33440 and Vivianno Osorio; AD-
DRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS 725 North Live
Oak Street, Clewiston, FL 33440
Residence unknown, if living, including
any unknown spouse of said Defendants,
if either has remarried and if either or
both of said Defendants are dead, their
respective unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, creddors, lise rs,
and trustees, and all other persons
claiming by, through, under or against
the named Defendant s); and the atore.
mentioned named Defendants) and such
of the aforementioned unknown Defen-
dants and such of the aforementioned
unknown Defendants as may be Infants,
incompetents or otherwise not suil lus.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an asc-
lion has been commenced to foreclse
a mortgage on the following real prop-
erty, lying and being and situated in
Hendry County, Florida, more particu-
arly described as follows
LOT 10, BLOCK 14, OF WOODLAND
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 1
THROUGH 2, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 725 North
Lve Oak Street, Clewiston, FL 33440
This action has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy
of yoor wrdten defense, it any, upon
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is 10004
N Dale Mabry Highwa, Sude 112,
Tampa, FL 33laD within thirty (30)
days after the first publieaion of this
nobtce and hie the original d wh the
clerk of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
there after; other wise a default wll be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on the ath day of Feb 2009.
BARBARA S BUTLER
Cicuit and County Courts
By: /S/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
310255 CN 2/12,19/09


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
Case #: 200-CA-000960

U.S. Bank, National Association,
as Trustee,
Plamitif,
-vs-
Fablano VieIra Xavler, Moatura Ranch
Homeowners Association, Inc.,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant toan
Order of Final Judgment oa Foreclosure
dated February 3, 2009, entered in Civil
Case No. 2008-CA-000960 of the Circuit
Court of the 20th Juadcial Circuit in and
ton Hendry County, Florida, wherein U.S.
Bank, National Association, as Trustee,
Plaintit and Faianoa Ve ra Xavier are de-
fendant(s), I will sell to the highest and
best bidder fre cash, IN FRONT OF THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on February 25,2009 the fol-
lowing described property as set forth In
said Final Judgment, to-wit.

LOT 2, BLOCK 62, MONTURA RANCH
STATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDINGT TTHE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES
37 THROUGH 39, INCLUSIVE, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH
A 2005 HOMES OF MERIT MOBILE
HOME HAVING IDENTIFICATION
NUMBERS OF FLHML3F171029029A
AND FLHML3F171029029B AND TI-
TiE NUMBERS OF 94944940 AND
94945070, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY
AFFIXED TO REAL PROPERTY.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE ODF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A D1SBI.
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPDA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CONTACT HENRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE
AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE OF SALE; IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 41h
day of February, 2009.

BARBARAS BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida

By: S Millet
Deputy Clerk
309940 CN 2/12,19/09
IN THE CIRCUIT OFTHtE 20thJUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
Case #: 2007-794-CA

Yorktown Funding, Inc ,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Chairman Diane Pingel; Septic and Sew-
er, Inc.; Deano's A/C & Heating, Inc.;
Timoty Andrew Alonettis; George A
Leicht, Leicht Enterprises, Inc., James C,
Bingham; Raymond W. Ralerson; Un-
known Parties In Possession #1; Un-
known Paorties In Possession #2, If
Living, and all Unknown Parties claiming
by, through, under and against the above
named Defendanl(s) who are not known
to be dead or alive, whether said Un-
known Partles may claim an Interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, on
Other Claimants
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICES HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated February 3, 2009, entered In Civil
Case No 2007-794-CA of the Circuit
Court f the 20th Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida,wherem York-
town Funding, Inc., Plainif and Chair-
man Diane Pgel aredefendant(s), I will
sell to the highest and best bidder tor
cash, IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE
HENRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BE-
ING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE,
FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on February 25,
2009 thefolowing descdhed property as
set forth m said Final Judgment, to-w:

LOT 15, BLOCK 2302, UNIT 9, PORT
LABELLE, A SUBDIVISION ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 144,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
50 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISI-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPDA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT HENODRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE
AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS DOF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE OF SALE; IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL.
1.800-955-8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IM.
PAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 41h
day of February, 2009.

BARBARAS BUI ER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida


310099 CN 2/12,19/09


NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notfled that the Regu-
lar Meeting of the Board of Supervis-
ors of the Cental County Water
Control Distarict will be held on
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 7
pm at the CCWCO Conference
Room, 475 S Cabbage Palm St.
Monoura Ranch Estates, State Road
833, Clewiston, Florida
The purpose of this meeting is to
transact any an all business which
may come before the Board If a per-
son decides to appeal the decision atof
the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public
meeting or hearing herein referred he
or she may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
ppea is based NOTICE DATE
CHANGE
309184 CN 2/12,19/09


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set it free.
It's illegal to release a nonnative animal
into the wild in Florida, and it could be detri-
mental for the animal and the environment.
In an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets
out of Florida's native habitats, the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) and the Miami MetroZoo will host the
fifth Nonnative Pet Amnesty Day in March in
Miami.
"We are expecting to get quite a few non-ish
native animals that day, so we need to make
sure we have safe homes for them," said Jen-
ny Tinnell of the FWC.
"Released pets are a common pathway
that allows exotic species into the wild. Often,
pet owners don't understand the difference
between native and noreceative species, or
they don't realize the possible effects releas-
ing a nonnative species can have.
"This event gives pet owners who can no
longer take care of their pets or no longer wish
to keep them a legal, ethical option."
Currently, the FWC is looking for potential
adopters in South Florida who are experi-
enced pet owners who have aware willing to provide a
home forthis is an oppor two more animals.
All adopters must fill out the proper appli-
cation form before they receive surrendered
animals.
"This isn't a free pet giveaway," Tinnell
said. "We' FWC free looking for adopters with knowl-
edge and expertise in caring for exotic pets,
not people who have always wanted a pet and
think this is an opportunity to try their hand at
owning one they don't have to purchase."
Pet Amnesty riay will be March 21 at the
Miami MetroZoo. It's free and open to the
public. Exotic animals can be surrendered
to the FWC free of charge with no questions
asked and no penalties.
"We will not be penalizing any pet own-
ers who choose the responsible option of abot
releasing their none native pets into the wild.
This is about curbing our ongoing problem of
exotic fish and wildlife," Tinnell said.
A veterinarian will examine each animal,
and every attempt will be made to place all
healthy animals with qualified adopters. Am-
nesty onnay is also a family event.
There will be live animals on display, live













lems.
animal shows and fun activite species. Experts willbeen

observed in Florida, and mople who are thinkian 130 havebout
purchasing one can learn from credible
sources before they buy.
This is a chance for people to not only see
exotic animals, but get up close and even
touch them.
Nonnative pet amnesty events help to in-
crease awareness of non "Bative species prob-
terms.
Over 400 nonnative species have been
observed in Florida, and more than 130 have
reproducing populations.
For more information on nonnative species
in Florida, visit MyFWC.com/nonnatives/.
Anyone interested in adopting normative
pets should download the proper adoption
application and animal care sheets at My-
FWC.com and click on "Be a nonnative pet
adopter."
Adopters must have knowledge of natural
history and caging requirements and have
proper facilities for the animals they are inter-
ested in adopting.
There is no fee for being an adopter.




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School briefs

Clewiston Christian
School
Upcoming events:
Now to Feb. 27: Registra-
tion for returning students for the
2009-2010 school year
Feb. 20: Report Cards are sent
home
Feb. 21: 1st Annual Skeet
Shoot.
Feb. 23 to Feb. 27: Spring
Break Have Fun & Relax!


March 2 to March 31: Regis- to thank Mrs. Lisa Knaack for her
tration for new students efforts in organizing the event,


Central Elementary
School
CES Team at the Co-Ed
Softball Tournament
Thankyou to all teachers, staff,
and students who helped out and
participated in the recent tourna-
ment at the Clewiston Baseball
Fields. We would especially like


along with the umpires and of
ficials who volunteered to help
during games, as well as all the
students, staff, and parents who
volunteered at the concession
stand.
Everyone gave a great effort,
and the event helped the CES


Safety Patrol
ey for their
D.C..


Members raise mon-
trip to Washington,


Safety Patrol "Spring
Fling" Dance
Friday, Feb. 27 6 to 9 p.m. at
CES Cafeteria. This will be a fun
time for everyone!
CES 2009 Yearbooks are
on sale now!
Buy yours today for $15. 2009
Yearbook Advertisements are as
follows:
Full Page: $100
Half Page: $60
Quarter Page: $45


Business Card: $20
If you will be submitting your
own pictures for the ad layout,
please send your pictures along
with the payment, and the mes-
sage for the ad. Alternatively, you
could choose the Yearbook staff to
design the ad layout. Please con-
tact Central Elementary School
at 863-983-1550 if you have any
questions. Our school address is
1000 S. Deane Duff Ave. Clewis-
ton, Fla.


4-H'ers compete in the State Fair Fashion Revue


Youth from across Florida
showcased and modeled their
constructed garments during
the Florida State Fair 4-H Fashion
Revue on February 8 in Tampa.
Hendry County 4-H members An-
drea Harrell, Brittney Harrell, and
Mavis Plamondon competed in
the event. The contest consisted
of three age divisions with differ-
ent garment categories. Young at
Heart 8 to 10 years of age, Savvy
Sewers 11-13 years of age, and
Timely Teens 14 to 18 years of
age are the different age divisions.
My Choice, Best Wear/Special Oc-
casion, Informal/School Wear,
Active Wear, and Dress for Work
(timely teens only) were among
the different garment categories.
Brittney Harrell captured sec-
ond place in the Young at Heart
My Choice category. Brittney


modeled her kitty cat print paja-
mas she made during the Pioneer
Sewing 4-H Club meetings.
In the Savvy Sewers division,
Andrea Harrell took third place
in the Special Occasion category.
Andrea modeled her green dress
with pink polka dots she con-
structed during the Pioneer Sew-
ing 4-H Club meetings. LaBelle
Senior Sewing 4-H Club member
Mavis Plamondan participated in
the Timely Teens My Choice cat-
egory with her colonial dress she
constructed during the club meet-
ings. Mavis achieved first place in
her category as well as best of
show in the Timely Teen division.
Furthermore, Mavis was awarded
the Best of Show award for the
overall competition.
The Pioneer Sewing 4-H Club
is led by Mrs. Patricia Bosley and


the LaBelle Senior Sewing 4-H
Club is led by Mrs. Patricia Gonza-
lez. For more information about
the Hendry County 4-H Club Pro-
gram, please contact the UF/IFAS/
Hendry County Cooperative Ex-
tension Service at 863-674-4092
or 863-983-1598.


Submitted photo


Mavis Plamondon.


Random Acts of Kindness Club Reaches Out


In observance of Random
Acts of Kindness Week, February
9-15, the RAK Club from Clewis-
ton Christian School chose to
perform two outreach projects.


The first project was to make Val-
entine's Day cards to bless local
residents at Palm Terrace Nurs-
ing Home and patients at Hen-
dry Regional Hospital, as well as


nearly 100 cards for the Methodist
Children's Home residents. In all,
over 250 Valentine's were made
and distributed. The students par-
ticularly enjoyed hand delivering


their unique creations to the hos-
pital patients.
The second project found
students extending kindness to
some 'feathered friends' around
town. After school on Tuesday
and Wednesday of this past week,
thirty two students and 7 parents
hung over 40 pine cone bird feed-
ers at several community parks in
Clewiston. With assistance from
Director of Recreation, Lance
Ramer, the RAK Club members
had fun finding creative ways to
hang the pine cones which had
been covered with peanut butter
and rolled in bird seed.


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Sunday 10 & 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
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Members of the Random Acts of Kindness Club were assisted by Recreation Director, Lance
Ramer, as they hung over 40 pine cone bird feeders in numerous parks around Clewiston.



Westside Students Graduate D.A.R.E.


On Thursday, February 5,2009, and a really cool barbeque and
Westside Elementary held their field day after the ceremony. The
annual DARE graduation. DARE essay awards were given dur-
(Drug Abuse Resistance Educa- ing the ceremony and there was
tion) is a program for fifth grade one winner per class, as well as
students to learn to say "NO" to an overall winner. The essay win-
drugs, gangs, bullying, and poor ners were: Elianis Fonseca (Mrs.
behavior choices. Each fifth grad- Kirstein's Class), Imani Nedd
er at Westside completed the pro- (Mrs. Larrimore's class), Sinead
gram, thereby earning a gradua- McManus (Mrs. Smith's class),
tion certificate at the ceremony, and Cassidy Cochran (Mrs. John-


ston's class). The over all winner
for this year was Aaron Johnson
(Mrs. Chamblee's class") with
his "DARE A Life Changing
Program" essay. Westside's fifth
grade students would like to
thank Sargeant Brown and Sheriff
Steve Widden for supporting the
DARE Program, and the youth of
our community.


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Lunch menu
Hendry County District Schools
lunch menu for the week of Feb.
19-26
Clewiston area schools
Primary grades
Thursday, Feb. 19: Spaghet-
ti, green beans, pineapple, dinner
roll, choice of milk
Friday, Feb. 20: Hot dog,
Sunships, baked beans, orange
juice, choice of milk
Monday, Feb. 23: Pepperoni
pizza, tossed salad, mixed veg-
etables, diced peaches, choice of
milk
Tuesday, Feb. 24: Chicken
nugget, mashed potatoes, gravy,
green beans, pineapple, dinner


roll, choice of milk
Wednesday, Feb. 25: Chili
with beans, baked cheese sand-
wich, vegetable cup, mixed fruit,
choice of milk
Thursday, Feb. 26: Popcorn
chicken, mac and cheese, Califor-
nia blend, diced pears, choice of
milk
Secondary grades
Thursday, Feb. 19: Chicken
stir fry, rice, corn, diced peaches,
oatmeal cookie with raisin, choice
of milk
Friday, Feb. 20: Hoagie sand-
wich with lettuce and tomato,
French fries, fruit blend, choice
of milk


Monday, Feb. 23: Rib sand-
wich, barbecue sauce, baked po-
tato chips, vegetable cup, cherry
slush, choice of milk
Tuesday, Feb. 24: Chicken
and gravy, mashed potatoes,
green beans, mixed fruit, dinner
roll, choice of milk
Wednesday, Feb. 25: Beef a
roni, salad, corn, diced peaches,
roll, oatmeal raisin cookie, choice
of milk
Thursday, Feb. 26: Chicken
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and carrots, applesauce, choice
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You know you're living in 2009 because...


A chance to help
others in need in
hectic days

By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
You know you're living in 2009
because:

*You accidentally enter your
password on the microwave.

*You haven't played solitaire
with real cards in years.

*You have a list of 15 phone
numbers to reach your family of
3.
*You e-mail the person who
works at the desk next to you.

*Your reason for not staying


in touch with friends and family
is that they don't have e-mail ad-
dresses.

*You pull up in your own
driveway and use your cell phone
to see if anyone is home to help
you carry in the groceries.

*Every commercial on televi-
sion has a Web site at the bottom
of the screen.

*Leaving the house without
your cell phone, which you didn't
have the first 20 or 30 years of
your life, is now a cause for panic
and you turn around to go and
get it.

*You get up in the morning
and go on line before getting your
coffee.

*You are too busy to notice


there was no #7 on this list.

*You actually scrolled back up
to check that there wasn't a #7
on this list.

Author Larry Davies, in his
book Sowing Seeds of Faith in a
World Gone Bonkers, tells a story
with which many of us can iden-
tify.
He says the check-out line at
his local grocery store was long
and he was in a hurry.
Seeing another line nearby
nearly empty, he walked over and
stood behind the only customer
still to make a purchase.
A young twenty-something
woman was holding a small bas-
ket with fifteen to twenty jars of
baby food.
There was nothing else in the
basket: just baby food.
"This is great," he thought.


"She'll only be a minute and I can
be on my way."
The clerk took the woman's
check for seven dollars and for-
ty-three cents and efficiently typed
in the numbers and slid it in the
proper slot on the register.
At this point the cash drawer
was supposed to open and a re-
ceipt printed, but not this time.
A light began to blink: "See
Manager."
The clerk called on the inter-
com for the manager while run-
ning the check through again on
her register.
The same sign kept flashing:
"See Manager."
"Oh no!" thought Davies. "Not
another delay. I'm in a hurry and
don't need for the cash register to
break down."
When the manager arrived,
however, he didn't even look
at the cash register, but instead


picked up the check and began to
talk to the customer.
Davies could feel the muscles
in his stomach tighten as the real-
ity of what was happening struck
him.
The check for seven dollars
and forty-three cents was no good
and the manager was quietly say-
ing she could not buy her baby
food here.
The clerk quickly set the gro-
ceries aside, closed her account
and began to ring up Davies' pur-
chase.
"She should manage her
money better!" Davies tried to
convince himself while leaving
the store.
But his flimsy excuses would
not erase the picture in his mind
of a grocery basket with jars of
baby food.
Davies writes, "At this point, I
want to finish the story by writing


how I approached the manager
and offered to pay for the pur-
chase of the baby food. It was the
right thing to do.
"I don't have much money,
but I can afford seven dollars and
forty-three cents. Instead, hiding
my light under a bowl, I turned
my head and walked away.
"There are no acceptable
excuses. I had a great opportu-
nity to help someone and walked
away."
Losing sight of who we are
and what we're called to do can
be easy in these hectic days.


In afterlife, Heaven remains the


'Desired Destiny'


The choice of the
beyond is ours to
make


By Jackie Miller
In last week's column I stated
that the Bible teaches only two
destinies, Hell and Heaven.
I pointed out that the Scrip-
tures teach that Hell is a horrible
place of eternal punishment.
Jesus said: "the gate that leads
to Hell is wide, and the way is
broad that leadeth to destruction
and many there be which go in
threat: because strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way which
leadeth unto life, and few there be


that find it." (Matthew 7:13-14).
This is in spite of the fact "that
God is not willing than any should
perish but that all would come to
repentance."
Now let us turn our attention
to something more pleasant,
Heaven.
Our Lord says in John 14:2-3,
"In my Father's house are many
mansions; if it were not so I
would have told you. I go to pre-
pare a place for you. And if I go
and prepare a place for you, I will
come again and receive you unto
Myself; that where I am, there you
may be also."
Heaven will be a very wonder-
ful place.
For the FEW who go there


it will be beyond their wildest
dreams and they will be totally
surprised and amazed.
As we read in I Corinthians 2:9
"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
nor have entered into the heart
of man the things which God
has prepared for those who love
Him."
There is no way that the glo-
ries of Heaven can be adequately
described to us mortal beings.
The only way will be to see it.
Heaven will be the very oppo-
site of eternal punishment. Revela-
tion 21:4 says "And God will wipe
away every tear from their eyes:
there shall be no more death, nor
sorrow, nor crying. There shall
be no more pain, for the former


things have passed away."
There will be no weeping, no
wailing, and no gnashing of teeth
as will be happening in eternal
torment.
But there will be nothing but
joy, peace and happiness beyond
description.
What a wonderful place Heav-
en will be.
But again, the choice is ours.
We cannot escape the conse-
quences if we make the wrong
choice.
We will not accidently end up
in Heaven.
Heaven is a prepared place for
a prepared people.
Our Lord says in Matthew 6:33,
"But seek ye first the Kingdom of


God and His righteousness, and
all these things shall be added
unto you."
To go to Heaven one must put
"spiritual things" above "material
or worldly things."
The Apostle Paul said in Ga-
latians 2:20 "I am crucified with
Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not
I, but Christ liveth in me: and the
life which I now live in the flesh I
live by the faith of the Son of God,
who loved me, and gave Himself
for me."
The only ones who will make it
to Heaven, who have reached the
age of accountability, are those
who believe the Gospel of Jesus
Christ (that He died for their sins,
was buried, and arose again from


the dead- I Cor. 15:1-4) Repent of
Sins (regret that they have sinned
and decide to refrain from sinning
- Luke 13:5, Acts 17:30-31), Con-
fess faith in Jesus Christ Matthew
10:32-33, are Baptized into Christ
(immersed in water for the remis-
sion of sins to receive the Holy
Spirit- Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38, Acts
8:36-39, Romans 6:3-5, and then
remain faithful to Christ until they
die, Revelation 2:10, Acts 2:42, 1
Corinthians 15:58.
Jesus said concerning little
children, "of such is the Kingdom
of Heaven."


Wisdom from others; Darwin or Recidivism, and faith


Why resistance to
change is never a
good thing

By The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph. D.
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
When there was a government
proposal to build a dam on Indian
lands, many of the native people
told the engineers that it wouldn't
work.
The government brought in
engineers and experts; tested
the soil, checked the ground for
structural stability, measured the
proposed water flow, looked into
the pressures against the dam
and did all of the calculations they
thought needed.
They went ahead and built the
dam.
Water flowed underneath it
and the banks supporting it be-
gan to give way.
The dam failed to stop the wa-
ter as was intended.
Someone asked one of the In-


dians how he knew that the dam
would not work there.
He told them "Simple, beavers
won't build dams on that site."
Someone had neglected to
read the signs in front of them.
Another observation from In-
dian culture was about pine trees
and palm trees.
The pine tree, they pointed
out, stands firm and erect, rigid
and is fixed.
They resist winds no matter
which way they blow.
The palm tree, though, is sub-
ject to winds and will bend over
when the winds get strong.
When the winds are very
strong, the pine tree snaps and
the palm tree lays down; only to
snap up again when the winds
have passed but the pine tree is
destroyed.
The palm adapts to what is go-
ing on around it, but remains true
to its roots; The pine tree loses
what it has to contribute to the
forest and environment.
Sometimes individuals and
groups are like that too.


People or groups or churches
become set in their ways and ig-
nore the winds around them the
best they can.
They resist anywinds of change
and the signs that are brought by
what is going on around them.
They may find themselves
alone and out of touch with the
people they hope to serve or are
living in another place.
Others adopt to change and
see what is being said by what is
happening or try to take meaning
from how things are unfolding.
The message is "What is God
saying by what is going on?"
Darwin and Lincoln both lived
in a time of cataclysmic change;
both saw things in a new way,
both read the signs of the times
differently than others around
them.
Darwin did not see the teach-
ings of the religion in his day as
others did; but he did not destroy
religion.
Rather, he gave a new under-
standing and with it a means of
incorporating revealed knowl-


edge to get closer to the truths
about God's creation.
The faithful learned to adapt
and incorporate what was given
to them; they remained true to
their heritage and roots after all.
They read the signs of their
times; learned and grew.
We live in a time of change,
too.
We need to ask "What is God
saying to us by what is going on
around us?"
We can change directions but
remain true to our roots, we can
adapt to what is happening in our
world, or we can seek to retreat.
The Reformation was a time
of such upheaval too; beliefs
changed with enlightenment and
the gifts of revelation that God
shared; many faiths grew deeper
and stronger in spite of all of the
resistance to the winds of change
or failure to read the signs being
given.
My church is certainly not the
same church as I attended when
I was a child, or when I was or-
dained; but it is still the Church.


Personally, I have changed
as I have learned about life and
people, and the groups where I
would spend time have changed,
too.
Those we regard as contribut-
ing or "successful" have changed
with new knowledge to their
families, professions, interests,
lives.
The Lord talks to the Pharisees
when asked about giving them a
sign, and telling them "When it
is evening and the sky is red, you
say 'it will be fair weather' and in
the morning 'it will be stormy for
the sky is red and overcast.'"
You know how to interpret the
sky but you do not know how to
interpret the signs of the times
(Matthew 16; 1ff)."
The Pharisees didn't want to
interpret the signs; they would
mean changes and that's just


what type didn't want.
Jesus didn't come to see things
remain the same; He brought cat-
aclysmic change too, and those
daring to look to what was going
on and what was being shown to
them found a new life.
We need to look to the chang-
es in what is going on around us
and see what God is saying to
us.
When we get rigid, we cease
to grow, cease to respond; when
we are flexible, we can weather
the storms and see them as signs,
then adapt.
Darwin opened doors for
those would see what he had to
contribute; the faithful adapted,
moved forward and continued.
That's our heritage, that's our
gift, that's a sign of doing God's
will.


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Religion briefs

Revival at Lighthouse
Apostolic Church in
Clewiston
A revival service will be held
on Feb. 26, Feb. 27 and March 1 at
the Lighthouse Apostolic Church
from 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Lighthouse Apostolic Church
is located at 911 Evercane Rd. in
Clewiston.
Evangelist Josh Herring will
be the guest speaker.. For further
information please call 863-599-
8661.



Thomas Shelton
at First Christian
Church
Thomas Shelton will be con-
ducting a Gospel Music Concert
at First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco St., Sunday, Feb. 22 at
7 p.m.
Over the past thirty years Shel-
ton has shared his God given tal-


ent with thousands.
An Indiana native, Shelton
was raised in a devout Christian
home. In 1977, he was inducted
into "Who's Who In Muscian
America."
In June of that same year, he
joined the touring group, "Gen-
eral Delivery USA."
Since then he has traveled as
the lead singer of the "Gospelites"
as well as tenor singer with the
"Watchmen" of "Operation Evan-
gelize."
He and his wife, Shannon,
spent two years in the Caribbean
and South America as cruise di-
rectors for "New Creation World
Wide Christian Cruises."
He has served in four separate
churches in the development of
music and youth programs.
His ministry has taken him to
all fifty states of the U.S. as well
as eleven other countries. Jackie
Miller, Minister of First Christian
Church, extends a cordial invita-
tion for everyone to attend this
Special Event.
A freewill offering will be re-
ceived. Mr. Shelton will have sev-
eral of his CD's on sale.


Jews For Jesus to
speak at church in
Belle Glade
Greg Savitt of Jews for Jesus
will speak at Community United
Methodist Church, 401 SW First
Street, Belle Glade on March 1 at
11 a.m. Jews for Jesus uses cre-
ative methods and contemporary
issues to present the message that
Jesus is the Messiah to Jewish
people around the world.
Mr. Savitt is the director of the
south Florida branch of Jews for
Jesus.
Mr. Savitt was born and raised
as a conservative Jew in the Chi-
cago area.
A friend began telling Mr. Savitt
about Jesus.
He listened and experienced a
sense of joy.
Eventually he attended church
regularly, accepted Jesus as the
Messiah, and then he left his well
paying career as a CPA to become
a full time evangelist with Jews
for Jesus in 1997.


To the Jews for Jesus mem-
bers, the evidence of the Old and
New Testaments and the transfor-
mation in the their lives provides
the evidence that Jesus is the Jew
ish Messiah.
Mr. Savitt will be happy to an-
swer questions after the presenta-
tion.
There is no charge for admis-
sion.
Call the church office at 561-
996-5568 for more information



Pancake Dinner to be
held at United
Methodist
On Feb. 21 the annual United
Methodist Men's Pancake Supper
will be held at Community United
Methodist Church, 401 SW First
Street, Belle Glade from 5 p.m.
until 8 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased
ahead for $4 for adults and $2 for
children at the church office or at
the Jameson Fellowship Hall en-


trance that day.
All proceeds go to support the
many out reach missions of the
Men's group in the Glade's area.
We look forward to another
great pancake dinner, fund raising
event, and fellowship on Feb. 23.
Please call the office at 561-
996-5568 with any questions.


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a thrift shop open on Saturdays
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., all things
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help for expenses of the church.
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it is helping you also, with your
needs.
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Path
Continued From Page 1
Hughes at Georgia State begin-
ning this fall.
Teammates paved the
way
Leading the Clewiston to a
respectable 7-4 record this past
season, Hughes is part of a class
that's the first team to go unde-
feated in district play four years in
a row.
He'll look back at one particu-
lar game in his senior campaign,
a 27-26 win over Inlet Grove on
Oct. 31.
Amazingly, it was Hughes's
blocked extra-point in regulation
that sealed Clewiston's home-
coming victory and its fourth
straight District 6-2A title.
"I was thanking God that he
gave me strength to make that
block against Inlet Grove," said
Hughes, who had 26 carries for
108 yards and a touchdown in the
win.
Hughes is the first to say that
the offensive line paved the way
for his success.
"Willie Huggins (left tackle),
for him to be a junior, he was one
of the best blockers I've had,"
Hughes said.
"Adam Trevino (left guard), I
played with him all four years,"
he said of Trevino.
"He's a good leader, he'll pick
up a lot of players and not put
them down.
"Billon Irey (center), whenever
I had big runs, he would always
encourage me to get more runs,"
Hughes said of Irey.
"Billon was the first one to
block for me on most of my runs,"
he continued.
"He'll tell me,'You're just get-
ting started, you got more running
to do," Hughes raved about Irey.
"And Billon always told me I
was gonna have a big game."
Hughes's best game of his
career came against archrival
Glades Day, when he rushed for
352 yards and three touchdowns
in a 30-24 home win on Sep. 19.
Hughes on why he needed just
two seconds to make a big play:
"I feel like I'm that athletic, so
if the lineman hold their opposing
men for that long after the quar-
terback (Isandro Marquez) calls a
play, I could go for a big run."
Those bruising blocks by the
linemen helped Hughes, who
runs a 4.6 40-yard dash time, to
gain 732 rushing yards in his first
three games of the season.
That was among the best in


the state at the time, according to
maxpreps.com.
Chris Bell, who lined up at left
tackle in Hughes's junior season,
was yet another key piece in his
development.
As good friends off the field,
Hughes reportedly told Bell about
a set of strategies he used for his
record-breaking season.
When asked what those strat-
egies were, Bell gave away only
one of them.
"Darris has learned the game
a lot more as he went into his se-
nior season," Bell said.
"He kept his head clear and let
nothing distract him on the field,"
he said of Hughes.
Bell credited Hughes's play as
a key role for his scholarship offer
to Georgia Military Academy last
year.
"I'm just glad Darris had the
opportunity to make something
of himself in college," Bell said.
"Not many people in the area
get a chance to do that."
Hughes's offseason: A
blessing in disguise
After sitting out of Clewiston's
spring game against 2007 Class
3A state champion Naples a 31 -0
home loss on May 24 Hughes
found himself into some trouble.
Without being specific on
what Hughes did, Clewiston head
coach Jospeh Roth suspended
the standout for a week in the
summer.
Realizing that he seemed to be
fumbling his career away, Hughes
admitted that the brief time away
from football afforded him a rela-
ity check.
"It motivated me when I got
suspended," Hughes said.
"Once that happened, I put
in my mind that once I got back
on the field, I was going all out
on the practice field and in every
down of the game."
From that point on, Hughes
never looked back, save for what
his older brother, Delvin Hughes,
did to motivate him in his sopho-
more and junior seasons.
Hughes's older brother, a high-
ly recruited tight end/defensive
end when he was in high school,
served as a key inspiration in his
development.
"Delvin made me work harder
than anyone in practice," he re-
members vividly.
"He would talk trash to me on
the practice field and that just mo-
tivated me," Hughes continued.
"My brother told me, 'I talk
trash to you, so you could be a
better player," he said.
"He was the one who told me
to hit the hole harder, run harder


in practice and don't give up."
Roth on how Hughes's sus-
pension helped make him a bet-
ter person:
"Darris needed to understand
that it wasn't about him," Roth
said.
"It's about the whole team and
Ithink he learned that in his senior
season," he continued.
"I just let it be known to him
that I care about him as a per-
son," Roth said of Hughes.
"I cared about him having an
opportunity to go to college."
Hughes used his suspension
time to work out on his own
and surround himself with loved
ones.
"When I came back, my
mindset was that I wasn't gonna
let anybody be better than me,"
Hughes said.
That may sound arrogant, but
given the vast potential Hughes
knew he had, he wasn't about to
let it go to waste.
"You have to have the charac-
ter and academics to go to college
now," Roth said.
"You can't just rely on your
athletic ability anymore," he con-
tinued.
"Kids need to be the full pack-
age," the Clewiston head coach
said.
"Colleges are no longer taking
chances on players who have a
history of character issues."
Hughes's other major
influences
Roy Schiller, who was a read-
ing teacher at Clewiston High
School for two years, had Hughes
as a student.
Not only was Hughes a stu-
dent of him, Schiller served as his
mentor.
Recently, Hughes said that
Schiller was 'one of the top five
adults in my life.'
Hughes said that Roth's in his
top five as well.
"Mr. Schiller and Coach Roth
are good people," Hughes said.
"When everybody thought I
was a problem my sophomore
year, Mr. Schiller let me into his
class and talked to me daily," he
continued.
"He told me that getting in
trouble didn't match up to my
athletic abilities," Hughes said of
Schiller.
"Mr. Schiller saw something in
me that I couldn't see."
Hughes remembers a sit-down
session he had with Roth during
his freshman year.
It may have been just 30 min-
utes, but Hughes will never forget
what that meant to him.
"Roth told me at the time that


he doesn't usually talk to fresh-
men," Hughes said.
"But he told me about how
good I could be," he continued.
"It just so happened Roth was
my coach for my senior year."
Roth happily confirmed the
valuable time spent about three
years ago.
"I was the assistant principal
at the time," Roth said of the en-
counter.
"I remember Darris coming
into my office and it was obvious
that he had the potential to be
somebody special," he contin-
ued.
"He had the opportunity to
use his abilities to be successful,"
Roth said of Hughes.
"In the big picture, you want
people to be productive citizens
in society."
When it's all said and done,
however, Hughes wastes no time
to talk about who his biggest in-
spiration is.
It's his mother, Sandra Rob-
bins, who Hughes will openly say
is his top adult figure.
"My mom is the greatest inspi-
ration in my life," Hughes said of
Robbins.
"Whenever nobody was there
for me, she never turned her back
on me," he remembers.
"Even as I got into trouble,
I knew she would be there,"


Hughes continued.
"She prayed over me, had me
in the church; I just thank God for
her."
Hughes summed up on his full
ride to Georgia State University.
"For me to even have a
$165,000 scholarship and to get
out of Harlem, I'm just grateful to


God for what He's done for me,"
Hughes said.
"I thank God for having no seri-
ous injuries, staying out of trouble
and having a 2,000-yard season,"
he continued.
"It doesn't get much better
than that."
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


D need for the best qualified teach- Senior staff is working with
Drop ers, and reducing the teacher area Principals to guarantee that
Continued From Page 1 workforce to better match declin-
ing student enrollment. class size goals are maintained,
the educational needs of the Dis- The State Constitution pro- and they are preparing a 2009-
trict's children. vides class size goals for Grades
The next challenge for the K-3 (18), Grades 4-8 (22) and 2010 staff allocation for the Su-
School Board is balancing the Grades 9-12 (25). perintendent's review.

B ak route lines from Moore Haven to government should be expected
Clewiston along U.S. 27 at a cost to bear," Commissioner Taylor
of $4.3 million or 2. The county writes to Matthew Carter, chair
Continued From Page 1 can route lines along the right-of- of the public service commis-
mission, wrote in a letter to the way instead of U.S. 27, at a cost sion. "Doesn't the PSC require
miss in wrote in ar. "Ovletter 7,000to rthesi- of $1.2 million, plus "any railroad franchisees to provide back-up
PSC in October. "Over 7,000 resi- p ny
dents were affected and no solu- right-of-way recurring costs." service plans? Is it acceptable for
tion is being pursued Finding the response "unac- a franchisee to have only one line
What the county is hearing, ceptable," the board has drafted serving a significant population
however, is that if it wants to en a follow up letter to the PSC. Hen- center?"
sure there is no disruption in the dry County is asking the state to The board voted to send the
future, it will have to come up take a stronger role in asking that letter during its most recent meet-
with millions of dollars for the Embarq invest those infrastruc- ing in February.
ease of mind -- money county ture improvement dollars instead "We are looking to you as the
leaders say should be put up by of attempting to pass on the cost state agency that regulates phone
the company itselfto the county. companies to require the franchi-
the company itself. tsee to fulfill its service responsibil-
Anthony Coleman, regulatory It is the most impassioned plea cities said Commissioner Taylor.
analyst for the PSC, explained yet regarding the issue. News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
the two options outlined to him "Telephone infrastructure reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
by Embarq: 1. The county can should not be an expense a local corn.

A tk er, the victim said. Liberty. The suspect reportedly
Attack "I got a bullet for you," that ran into a home when he saw the
suspect reportedly told him. patrol car approaching him.
Continued From Page 1 That's when Woodall exited Deputies chased him into
the store and ran to reach his vehi- the house and found him hiding
frontation, but was chased down cle to avoid the altercation. When behind a bed, according to the
and beaten. he reached the car, the suspects report. Valdez was arrested and
The incident happened on grabbed the door and, according faces a charge of aggravated as-
Valentine's Day, just after 7 p.m., to the victim, began to punch him sault with a deadly weapon with-
according to an arrest report re- all across his body. out the intent to kill.
leased by the Hendry County Afterthebeating,theyslammed "Because he did in fact inten-
Sheriff's Office. the door shut and kicked the pas- tionally/unlawfully threaten by act
According to the victim, senger side door and the hood of to do violence to Woodall with a
Christopher Woodall, 23, he was the vehicle, creating dents in the firearm, he also had the ability to
standing in line at the Big V con- car. carry out the threat and Woodall
venience store on Geiger Road In speaking to officers, the vic- did fear for his life when threat-
when two suspects approached tim said he wished to press charg- ened," Nicholas Reed wrote in his
him. He identified one of them as es on the suspects. report.
Eulalio Valdez, 22. The next day, officers on rou- News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
One of the suspects pulled up tine patrol spotted Valdez on the reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
his shirt, displaying a black revolv- corner of Fleetwood Street and com.


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


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


located at 501 S. Francisco St.,
Clewiston.

Volunteer's needed
CREW is still helping Hendry
and Glades county residents re-
cover from Hurricane Wilma,
Tropical Storm Ernesto and Tropi-
cal Storm Faye.
We need skill volunteers to do
home repairs. Material donations
are also needed. Call Renee at
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