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Serving America's Sweetest Town since 192E
Number 35 Thursday, Mar


Clewiston


News in
briefs


County resuscitates local EDC


Unity March Against
Violence and
Community Rally
On Saturday, March 21 at
10 a.m., people from all over
the community are invited
to come again to the vacant
lot on El Paso next to the Ro-
deo Grounds and across from
Lhe sheriff's old sub station
for a community Unity March
against Violence.
It it time to start claiming out
community back! We will divide
up into two groups and march
a planned route through two of
the neighborhoods that have
experienced high incidences of
violence and trouble.
Our police and sheriff offi-
cers on hand to help with the
march.
The two groups will meet
at the Elks Park on Francisco
Street (by the railroad tracks)
for a rally with music and food
and guest speakers. Come and
join us!
Call John Hicks at 863-983-
5269 for more information.

Cracker Cowboy Poet
and Storyteller at
The Clewiston
Museum
On Thursday, March 19 at 7
p.m. Hank Mattson will use his
awn works and those of turn-
of-the-century cowpunchers to
chronicle and preserve the life
and times of the many Florida
Folks who for over 400 years
have been working' cattle.
There will be plenty of arti-
facts and exhibits and the audi-
ence will have the opportunity
to participate in the presenta-
Lion.
This entertaining program
will provide a great apprecia-
tion of the typical lives of many
early pioneer ranchers in South
Florida.
Seating is limited and reser-
vations are required.
Call the office at 983-2870
Lo reserve your seats. The pro-
gram is part of the Museum's
Cultural Arts Speakers Series
and is made possible though
a Partnership Grant with the
Florida Humanities Council.

BBQ benefit
The VFW Men's Auxiliary
Mill be having a BBQ Benefit
for Tom Wallace whose wife,
kndrea, recently passed away.
Menu: Chicken, Baked Beans,
Cole Slaw, Roll at an $8 dona
tion and a 16 oz. side order of
Swamp Cabbage for $1.50.
See Briefs Page 14


Lake Level


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Feet

above sea
level


Following plea from
EDC members, com-
munity, county re-
considers
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- Following a
presentation by an expert in the
economic development field,
county commissioners recon-
sidered their earlier decision to
withdraw their funding of Hen-


dry's Economic Development
Council.
Commissioners recognized
the efforts of the EDC board, and
the staff, which continued oper-
ating despite the crippling deci-
sion last year.
The commissioners factored
the state of the economy and
decreases in operating dollars in
removing the funding, but deter-
mined on Tuesday that it is now
more important than ever to
have a fully functioning EDC.
Without a director on board,
the group made its case for the


hire of a supervisor.
"Things were starting to turn
for us and we lost our funding,"
Debra Van Sickle reminded com-
missioners. "We're kind of just
throwing it all out there for you
guys."
Wendell Johnson, Clewis-
ton's city manager, agreed.
"Hendry County is nowhere
near being competitive," the
manager said. "Their [EDC]
heart's are in it, don't let them
slip away from you. Somebody's
got to go to bat for you."
Business representatives also


Geddy the Gecko visits: Event at Harlem Library


stood up to press for funding,
including representatives from
Alico and Gulf Citrus.
But it was information from
a private consultant specializ-
ing in economic and real estate
development that seemed to tip
the discussion in favor of the re-
funding.
Janet Watermeier applauded
the efforts of the local EDC, and
spoke directly to commission-
ers in explaining why the county
needed to fund the group.
Current times are difficult, and
the consequences of the sale of


U.S. Sugar's land to the state are
still unknown. The losses of jobs
could be considerable, or could
lead to the much-needed diver-
sification of industry in an area
so heavily dependent on agricul-
ture, she said.
The county should poise itself
to capture as many dollars, and
as much help as it can from the
state and federal governments
through all the uncertainty, Ms.
Watermeier told commissioners.
"You will have more leverage
See EDC Page 14


Locals asked to


share thoughts


on healthcare


Forum to give
residents a chance
to weigh in on the
state of healthcare
today
Clewiston has been selected
by the State of Florida as one
of five locations, where people
in the community can provide
their input about healthcare
concerns in a rural area.
"The State Office of Rural
Health is interested in knowing
the top healthcare issues and
primary healthcare concerns


Submitted photo
Geddy the Gecko visited the Harlem Library recently to entertain the children from
Childcare of Southwest Florida.


Submitted photo
The gecko performed a number of tricks for his young audience, including a backwards
flip.


CPD note increase in burglaries


of the rural health population,
and we need your help", said
Craig Cudworth, CEO of Hen-
dry Regional Medical Center in
Clewiston, Florida.
A community/town meeting
is scheduled for Friday, March
13 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Public Library in Clewiston.
(The hospital will be providing
a light lunch.)
"This is a rare and wonder-
ful opportunity for the State
of Florida to hear your voice,
so I encourage all individuals
in Hendry County and its sur-
rounding areas to attend and

See Health Page 14


New Red Cross



Communities'



Center in town


Improves Life-
Saving Services to
Area Residents
Clewiston, Fla. --- Area Red
Cross volunteers, staff and sup-
porters gathered alongside lo-
cal dignitaries at the Lakeside
Communities' Service Center
Ribbon Cutting and Grand
Opening in Clewiston on Tues-
day, March 3. The group dis-
cussed Red Cross' programs
and services and snacked


on hors d'oeuvres from the
Clewiston Inn. Among those
in attendance were Clewiston
Mayor Mali Chamness, County
Commission Chair Janet Tay-
lor, County Commissioner
Kevin McCarthy, and CEO of
the Greater Palm Beach Area
Chapter of the American Red
Cross Larry Casey.
The new office location
(206 East Sugarland Highway)
allows Red Cross volunteers
See Red Cross Page 14


Index
Classifieds.
Opinion ....
School ....
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Officials hope
recent arrest will
lead to others
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- In the span
of a three-month period, the
Clewiston Police Department
responded to a total of 31 bur-
glaries.
It is a number that might be
overlooked in any number of
metropolitan police forces, but,
locally, has the attention of the
chief and his officers.
From Dec. 25 to March 2,
criminals have targeted homes


and vehicles throughout the
area. While the more densely
populated area south of town
figured heavily, the normally
quieter north side called in just
as many burglary complaints.
Detective D. Colburn consid-
ers it an unfortunate offshoot of
the economy.
"We've been inundated with
auto and residential burglar-
ies," the detective said Monday.
No one asks to be victim-
ized, but many aren't doing
quite enough to prevent being
victimized, the detective ex-
plained.
"The majority of the time,
it's just feeling too secure ...
not locking deadbolts and not


letting neighbors know when
they go out of town," he said.
Preventing burglaries also
means calling the police if
someone suspicious is in the
area.
According to him, a number
of plain-clothed officers walk-
ing in residential backyards
and lots did so without being
questioned, opposed or even
approached.
"The residents haven't chal-
lenged us," Detective Colburn
said. "If you see someone walk-
ing in a neighbor's yard, that's
somebody we need you to call
about."
See Burglaries Page 14


Submitted photo
Pictured left to right: Debbie McDuffie, Manager Lake-
side Communities' Service Center; Craig Cudworth, CEO
HRMC; Mali Chamness, Mayor of Clewiston; Janet Tay-
lor, Hendry County Commission Chair; Larry Casey, CEO
American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter;
Kevin McCarthy, Hendry County Commission.


Volume 83,


News


ch 12, 2009 500




2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, March 12, 2009


Moore Haven track strives for strong season Glades


Moore Haven has a
home meet today at
3:30 p.m.

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
MOORE HAVEN It's safe to
say that this year's track program
is in the mix.
The application fits the Moore
Haven Terriers boys and girls
teams in more ways than one.
Fresh off last year's stellar ap-
pearance in the Class 1A state
track championships Antwonne
McCloud brought home state
gold in the high jump at 6-0 the
Terriers are gunning to be in peak
condition as the season rolls on.
What's interesting about this
season is that there's a healthy
combination of youth and experi-
ence.
Not only that, but a host of
them more than excel at what
they do; particularly the seventh
and eighth graders.
Steve Petti, in his 18th sea-
son as the track program's head
coach, is very pleased with what
he sees thus far.
With two meets already in
the books a Feb. 27 meet at St.
John Neumann and a Mar. 3 meet
at Lake Placid Petti was able to
see some potential in many of his
athletes.
As a team, the boys won both
meets in overall points, according
to Petti.
The girls placed second over-
all as a unit at St. John Neumann,
while placing fourth in Lake Plac-
id.
At the St. John Neumann meet,
seven schools, including Moore
Haven participated.
The teams at the meet were
St. John Neumann, Canterbury,
Community School of Port Char-
lotte, Evangelical Christian, Com-
munity School of Naples and
Seacrest (Naples).
For the boys, senior Xavier
Fagan won the 400 meter race
(53.48 seconds) and placed third
in the long jump (19-4 1/4).
Elazarus Blackmon, possibly
Moore Haven's best overall track
athlete, garnered a personal-best
100 meter time of 10.98 as he
grabbed the win.
Blackmon, who also won the
long jump event at 20-1/2, helped
lead his 4 x 100 relay team to
victory with a time of 44.88 sec-
onds.
The 4 X 100 relay consists of
Blackmon, Fagan, sophomore
Keivon Bell and junior Josh Pat-
terson.
As for Patterson, he won the
high jump (5-10) and finished
as the runner-up in the 100 me-
ter race to Blackmon (11.18 sec-
onds).
Bell placed third in the 400
(54.40), while finishing second in
the triple jump (39-6).
Lascelle Humphrey, a ju-
nior, won the 110 meter hurdles
(16.87) and the 300 meter hurdles
(41.61) at St. John Neumann.
Saul Leon, an up-and-coming
eighth grader, won the I mile race
(5:22) and placed third in the 2


INI/Naji Tobias
At last year's Moore Haven Invitational, Elazarus Blackmon won the 100 meter event with a time of 11.16 seconds. Glades
Day's Anthony Norton and Earnest Jackson finished second and forth with times of 11.37 and 11.41 seconds, respectively,
while Moore Haven's Joshua Patterson and Antwon McCloude finished with times of 11.38 and 11.65 seconds, respec-
tively.


mile race (12:02).
Petti is particularly pleased
with Leon's progress, noting that
he can become a formidable run-
ner once the district champion-
ships come around.
"Saul is just an eight-grader
and he's holding his own against
high school kids," Petti said of
Leon.
"He's doing real well for us
right now," he continued.
"If he stays with it as he gets
older, then he'll become a top dis-
tance runner down the line."
Overall, 14 of the 22 boys
scored points for Moore Haven in
the St. John Neumann meet, pro-
pelling them to victory.
On the girls side, Cortasia Ford,
a senior, won the shot put (29-1),
while placing third in the 400 me-
ter race.
Tierra Perkins, also a senior,
finished fourth in the 100 at St.
John Neumann (13.3 seconds).
Other notables at St. John
Neumann meet:
Rebecca Langdale (junior): 1st
in 110 hurdles (21.46), 4th in 330
meter hurdles (60 seconds), 4th
in triple jump at SJM
Kaneidra McPherson (eighth
grade): 1st in long jump (16-10),
3rd in 100 meters (13.05)
Viviana Leon (seventh grade):
2nd in 1 mile (6:30), 4th in 2 mile
(13:31)
Kourtney Jimenez (eighth
grade): 3rd in 1 mile (6:35), 3rd in
2 mile (13:26)
Seven of the 11 girls for Moore
Haven scored points at the St.
John Neumann meet.
The Lake Placid meet was
somewhat of a different story,
however.
With temperatures hovering
around a breezy 40 degrees in
Lake Placid, the teams didn't do
as well.
But Petti wasn't at all discour-
aged, as he realizes that it was just
the second meet of the season.
"The times were definitely off,"
Petti said about the Lake Placid
meet, who featured teams such
as Lake Placid, Sebring Avon Park


and LaBelle.
With that being said, Petti is
highly confident going into to-
day's meet, which will be held at
Terrier Field in Moore Haven.
"It's clearly going to be a team
effort this year," Petti said of his
program.
In last season's home meet,
Moore Haven's boys team was
edged out by Glades Day, while
the girls won the event with rela-
tive ease.
For the girls last year, Venisha
Lewis, a five-time MVP and cur-
rently one of the assistants, won
the 100 meter race at 12.3 sec-
onds, easily besting the field.
On the boys end, it was a four-
man show, with Elazarus Black-
mon winning the event with a
time of 11.16 seconds.
The favorites going into the
meet Glades Day's Anthony Nor-
ton and Earnest Jackson, finished
second and forth, with times of
11.37 and 11.41 seconds, respec-
tively.
Patterson edged out Jackson
for third place with a time of
11.38 seconds at the Moore Ha-
ven Invitational, which took place
last March.
This year's meet looks to be
different, as two stars from Glades
Day seek to make a lasting im-
pression in Glades County.
Joshua Thornton, a rising
track phenom who has already
received a scholarship letter from
Navy, is aiming at awin in the 400
meter race.
As a freshman, Thornton
was nothing short of impressive,
highlighted by his fourth-place
finish in the Class IA state track
championships last year (50.60
seconds).
For any of Moore Haven's 400
meter runners to catch Thornton
(Fagan and Bell, especially), they
may have to clock in at 50 sec-
onds or less to win the event.
Kelvin Taylor, the son of NFL
running back Fred Taylor, is slated
to compete in the 100 meter race,
as well as Glades Day's 4 X 100
team, which edged out Moore


Haven's foursome last year.
After today's meet, Moore
Haven will have a few left, most
notably the April 3 meet at Char-
lotte.
Petti will clearly know where
his team stands after that event,
with schools from Class 1A to
Class 4A expected to show up
there.
"We like to compete against
bigger schools because it will
help us prepare to peak at the
right time," Petti.
The right time, as Petti care-
fully says, is in the Class IA Dis-
trict Championships, which will
be held on April 17 at St. John
Neumann.
Petti on the program's chances
of making a statement in the post-
season:
"We have decent, young kids
coming up," he said.
"I like what I'm seeing right
now from them.
"We have a really good nucle-
us of experienced runners, with
a young group of distance run-
ners," Petti continued.
"If they continue to work hard
and stay focused, then everything
will be fine."
As for the possibility of Moore
Haven winning the Class IA state
track championships:
"We'll just focus on one meet
at a time, getting better and peak-
ing at the right time," Petti said.
Moore Haven Terriers
Head Coach: Steve Petti
(18th season)
Assistants: Norman Spero,
Wayne Reese, Venisha Lewis
(Class 1A state track medalist in
2008)
Roster Girls:
Patricia Ainsworth (junior)
Tiffany Avalos (senior)
Cortasia Ford (senior)
Kadedra Gadson (freshman)
Nianna Haliback (seventh)
Kourtney Jimenez (eighth)
Rebecca Langdale (junior)
Vivian Leon (seventh)
KaNeidra McPherson (eighth)
Porshia Parker (junior)


Tiara Perkins (senior)
Roster Boys:
Ethan Basche (eighth)
Keivon Bell (sophomore)
Elazarus Blackmon (senior)
Samuel Cooper Jr. (junior)
Darryl Davis (senior)
Michael Elrod (seventh)
Xavier Fagan (senior)
Arliss Ford (eighth)
Fredrick Hall (junior)
Akkua Hallback (eighth)
Lascelle Humphrey (junior)
Ty Johnson (seventh)
Kaleb Langdale (eighth)
Saul Leon (eighth)
Vinton Lewis (eighth)
Daniel Maria (eighth)
Josh Patterson (junior)
Jeremiah Ramirez (seventh)
Joshua Redd (eighth)
Samuel Sanchez (senior)
Keonte White (sophomore)
Donald Wilson (seventh)
2009 Season Schedule
This afternoon @ 3:30
p.m.: Open Meet at Terrier Field
in Moore Haven (Glades Day,
Canterbury, Evangelical Christian,
St. John Neumann, Community
School of Charlotte, Moore Ha-
ven)
Thursday, March 19 @
3:30 p.m.: Tri-Meet at Terrier
Field (Clewiston, Moore Haven,
Okeechobee)
Tuesday, March 24 @ 4
p.m.: Avon Park Invitational in
Avon Park
Tuesday, March 31 @ 3:30
p.m.: American Heritage-Planta-
tion Tri-Meet in Plantation
Friday, April 3 @ 3:30 p.m.:
Tri-Meet at Charlotte High School
in Punta Gorda
Friday, April 17 @ 11:30
a.m.: Class 1A District Meet @
St. John Neumann High School
in Naples
Friday, April 24: Class IA Re-
gionals @ Community School of
Naples in Naples
Friday, May 1: Class IA State
Track and Field Championships
in Winter Park
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


General


Hospital


staff raise


$30,000

The employees of Glades Gen-
eral Hospital have done some-
thing extraordinary for the health
of the Palm Beach County com-
munity. Together they have raised
$30,000 towards the construction
of the new Lakeside Medical Cen-
ter in Belle Glade, Palm Beach
County's only public hospital.
This incredible gift resulted
from a weekly fund raising break-
fast where employees donated
funds and the managers donat-
ed their time to serve their col-
leagues.
They presented their gift on
February 26th to Glades Health-
care Foundation, the organization
raising funds for the hospital cam-
paign.
David Goodlett, chair of
Glades Healthcare Foundation,
was on hand to thank employees
personally, and showed the orga-
nization's appreciation by hand-
ing out prizes and give-aways for
employees, including a $250 Best
Buy gift certificate, Universal Stu-
dio passes, a stay at the Jupiter
Waterfront Inn, an afghan cro-
cheted and donated by Dr. Effie
Grear and over 150 gift certificates
to Popeyes and Smokey Bones.
All prizes were donated.
Glades General Hospital board
members who were in atten-
dance included board chair Bryan
Cross, Dr. Effie Grear and Dr. Don-
ald Fliehs.
New Glades General Hospital
administrator, Brian Gibbons also
attended and thanked employees
for their incredible generosity.
The GGH employee gift will be
matched dollar-for-dollar thanks
to a $250,000 matching challenge
grant from the Kirkwood Fund of
the Community Foundation for
Palm Beach and Martin Coun-
ties, and also count toward a $1.5
challenge grant from The Kresge
Foundation.





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Thursday, March 12, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3


HCD of Palm Beach names


hospital administrator


HIV/AIDS-It could be closer


to home than you think


West Palm Beach, Fla. The
Health Care District of Palm
Beach County has named Brian P.
Gibbons, CHE, Hospital Adminis-
trator for Glades General Hospital
in Belle Glade.
In addition, Mr. Gibbons will
become Administrator of Lake-
side Medical Center, the $73 mil-
lion regional hospital that the
Health Care District is currently
constructing.
Scheduled to open late this
year, Lakeside Medical Center, sit-
uated on a 50-acre campus cen-
trally located to all the western
Palm Beach County communities
bordering Lake Okeechobee, will
feature all private patient rooms
and replace 65-year-old Glades
General.
"The construction of Lakeside
Medical Center is the single larg-
est capital project in our 20-year
history. Brian Gibbons is in many
ways uniquely qualified to lead


this critical transition to a facility
that is going to have a huge posi-
tive impact on the health as well
as the economy of this economi-
cally vital region of Florida," said
Health Care District Board Chair
Jonathan R. Satter.
Health Care District Chief Ex-
ecutive Officer Dwight D. Chen-
ette added, "With his nearly
twenty years of hospital experi-
ence, Brian brings an invaluable
background in rural healthcare
management, not to mention his
deep roots in Florida."
Prior to joining the District, Mr.
Gibbons was Chief Operating Of
ficer of the Sebastian River Medi-
cal Center, an 86-bed acute care
facility in Sebastian, Florida.
From 2003 to 2007 he held
executive-level positions at East-
ern New Mexico Medical Center
in Roswell, New Mexico and Alta
Vista Regional Hospital in Las Ve-
gas, New Mexico where he built


community support, increased
admissions and improved the
hospital's financial performance.
Earlier he worked in a variety of
administrative positions at Mun-
roe Regional Medical Center in
Ocala, Treasure Coast Rehabilita-
tion Hospital in Vero Beach, and
Cape Canaveral Hospital. Mr.
Gibbons' background includes
development oversight of various
hospital construction projects
including a unique off-site Emer-
gency Department.
"I am very impressed with the
dedication of the staff at Glades
General Hospital," said Mr. Gib-
bons.
"In addition to advanced
technology and modern facili-
ties, Lakeside Medical Center will
feature a veteran team that takes
pride in caring for this commu-
nity."


Not underestimating
the severity of the
disease
By Pat Dobbins, R.N.,
M.S./H.SA.
Administrator
HIV/AIDS is a scary topic, but
one that needs to be discussed.
In Florida, women account for
34% of AIDS cases and 29% of
HIV cases that were reported in
2007.
It may be surprising, but most
cases of HIV/AIDS are from the
results of sexual relations be-
tween men and women.
Even though there has been
progress in fighting HIV in Flor-
ida, there is still an unacceptable
rate of women being infected.
Some people may think that
only homosexuals, drug users,
those with lower financial status


or lower education levels are the
people who end up getting in-
fected.
This is simply not true.
Anyone that chooses to have
unprotected sexual activity puts
themselves at risk of infection.
Also the sharing of injection
needles (which can include tat-
tooing and piercing, not just drug
use) are also factors that could
increase your risk of infection.
Spring Break is upon us once
again, and I urge all of the col-
lege students to please think
about the choices you make.
The Florida Department of
Health recognized March 10 as
National Women and Girls HIV/
AIDS Awareness Day, and in
support of that, the Hendry and
Glades County Health Depart-
ments offered free testing.
Women of all ages need to
empower each other and en-
courage each other to get tested.


The AIDS epidemic is now
27 years old, but we still have to
remind folks that "it only takes
one time" to get infected. If you
would like more information on
HIV/AIDS awareness, please con-
tact the Hendry County Health
Department at 863-674-4041 -
LaBelle, 863-983-1408 Clewis-
ton or the Glades County Health
Department at 863-946-0707.
(Patricia Dobbins is the Adminis-
trator for the Hendry and Glades
County Health Departments. If you
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Unrefrigerated oysters seized in county


Two in Hendry
County charged in
illegal oyster sales

More than 4,400 pounds of un-
refrigerated oysters would have
reached the mouths of Southwest
Florida consumers were it not for
the diligence of Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) officers.
In two seemingly unrelated
incidents, FWC officers arrested
three unlicensed people attempt-
ing to sell oysters that had not
been stored in accordance with


state health standards. However,
markings on the bags showed
that oysters in both seizures origi-
nally came from the same ship-
ment.
On Feb. 23, an FWC officer
on patrol in Hendry County saw
a man by the side of the road
advertising Louisiana oysters
for sale. The officer found 14
bags of oysters in a cargo trailer
without refrigeration or ice. He
charged William R. Kersey Jr., 35,
of LaBelle, with selling saltwater
products without a retail license
and with violating quality-control
regulations. The officer seized


and destroyed approximately
1,100 pounds of oysters in that
incident.
On Feb. 24, an FWC officer
conducting commercial fish
house inspections on Estero Is-
land in Lee County found two
men and a juvenile attempting to
sell oysters to a local fish house.
The officer discovered 41 bags of
oysters without refrigeration or
ice in the rear of a pickup and in
an open trailer. Dean T. Daniels,
45, of Chalmette, La., claimed
that his refrigerated truck broke
down while transporting the oys-
ters from his fish house in Louisi-


ana. The officer charged Daniels
and Jeremy Kennedy, 21, of 4003
Cascade Lane, LaBelle, with at-
tempting to sell saltwater prod-
ucts without a wholesale dealer's
license and with quality-control
violations.
FWC officers and Florida De-
partment of Agriculture agents
routinely inspect licensed fish
dealers in Florida to ensure that
high standards for consumer
products are met. The FWC re-
minds consumers never to pur-
chase seafood from an unlicensed
dealer. Licenses must be posted
in open view for consumers.


Clubs and organizations


Submitted photo

Garden Club
More than 20 members of the Green Thumbs Garden Club
in Clewiston met on the levee on Feb. 26 to dedicate a
cluster of Sabal Palms in memory of two members, Mar-
tha Lowry and Shirley Perry and the husbands of mem-
bers, Marci Propes and Anna Jones, all of whom passed
away in 2008. Kathy Hicks presented a touching memorial
service using scripture and poems to depict the lives of
the deceased and to remind those present that as long as
memories live, they will never be forgotten. Pictured are
Marci Propes, Walter Lowry and Anna Jones.


Public notice
The annual report of the lar business hours by any citizen
United States Sugar Corporation who requests it within 180 days
Charitable Trust for its fiscal year hereof. The principal managers
ended October 31, 2008 is avail- of the foundation are Robert H.
able at its office at United States Buker, Jr., Malcolm S. Wade, Jr.,
Sugar Corporation located on 111 and Robert E. Coker.
Ponce De Leon Avenue in Clewis- Authorized by,
ton, for inspection during regu- Robert E. Coker.

Local Weather Forecast
Weather Forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service.
Clewiston and surrounding areas:
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind between
7 and 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. East wind
between 6 and 9 mph.


Extended Forecast:
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind around 8
mph.
Friday Night: Mostly dear, with a low around 64. East wind
around 8 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind around
8 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. South wind
around 7 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 80.






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Cracker Cowboy Poet Smoking cessation
and Storyteller at The class
Clewiston Museum Quit Now Clewiston! Cigarette
and Smokeless Tobacco Cessa-
On Thursday, March 19 at 7 tion Class
p.m. Hank Mattson will use his Starts Thursday, March 12 -
own works and those of turn- last class on Thursday, April 9.
of-the-century cowpunchers to FREE classes held in the con-
chronicle and preserve the life ference room at Hendry Regional
and times of the many Florida Hospital, Clewiston.
Folks who for over 400 years have Contact Valarie James at 863-
been working' cattle. There will be 674-4041 to register.
plenty of artifacts and exhibits and
the audience will have the oppor- Clewiston's Annual
tunity to participate in the presen- "Relay for Life" walk
station. This entertaining program It's time again for Clewiston's
will provide a great appreciation annual "Relay for Life" walk for
of the typical lives of many early the American Cancer Society.
pioneer ranchers in South Florida. This year the event will take place
Seating is limited and reserva- March14 and March 15. Relay will
tions are required. Call the office start at 1 p.m. and go until 7 a.m.
at 983-2870 to reserve your seats. the next morning. The walking
The program is part of the Muse- tract will be the bus trail at the
um's Cultural Arts Speakers Series high school on San Francisco
and is made possible though a St. The event's theme is Once
Partnership Grant with the Florida Upon a Cure." Booths, food and
Humanities Council. costumes will all revolve around a
nursery rhyme theme. This year's
Project H.O.PE. goal is $50,000. There will be fun
,food and entertainment Come
Sometimes when a disaster join us as we "Celebrate" the vic-
is over and you are just begin- stories over this horrible disease,
ning to get back on your feet, you "Remember" those who have
discover you still do not have the lost the battle, get mad and Fight
ability to repair or rebuild your Back" to find a cure. We all know
home without some help. After someone who has been affected
Tropical Storm Fay, you may have by this disease. For more informa-
been able to repair or rebuild tion on being on a team or start-
but things are just not the same. ing one. Call 1-941-627-3000 ext.
Anxiety or just feeling the blues is 111.
common. Talking really helps...
getting connected with available Bird-Watching Tours
resources really helps! Through a partnership with
Project H.O.P.E. is a FEMA Hendry-Glades Audubon, the
funded program managed by the South Florida Water Management
State of Florida. Project H.O.P.E. District will offer to the public es-
outreach workers are in your corted birding tours at the South
community. If you would like to Florida Birding Trail Stormwater
talk with one of the team mem- Treatment Area 5 (STA-5) south
bers, please contact Diego at 239- of Clewiston in eastern Hendry
200-7454. They are here to help County. Tours are open to any-
and would love to hear how you one, but participants must regis-
are doing! ter to reserve a space on the trips.


General News and Information


Breakdown of services
provided by Relay For
Life
Here are just a snapshot of the
work we do, in just our local area
alone: Local cancer patients and
their families received 5,734 ser-
vices through our patient services
and programs. In our area, 151
patients found support through
"Reach to Recovery" for both
Breast and Prostate Cancer. 214
patients from our community re-
ceived 3,160 transportation ser-
vices to and from treatment. 36
patients from our area received
free lodging at one of Florida's
Hope Lodges, while undergoing
treatment. 40 local children and
their families received support
through our "Reaching out to
Cancer Kids" program. 23 kids
from our area enjoyed a camp
experience at R.O.C.K. camp in
partnership with Camp Boggy
Creek, 12 local young cancer sur-
vivors from our area attended col-
lege on a R.O.C.K. College Schol-
arship, and 5 families took part in
our educational and inspirational
Families R.O.C.K. weekend.
Cancer Resource Center in La-
Belle: An average of 10 patients
a month receive supplies from
closet.

Attention business
owners
The City of Clewiston Com-
munity Redevelopment Agency
Fagade Grant Program. As an out-
reach to existing business build-
ings, technical and financial assis-


tance is available for renovations
to the exterior of business build-
ings within Clewiston's Com-
munity Redevelopment Area.
The objective of the program is
to implement the CRA plan and
encourage business and property
owners, through financial incen-
tives, to improve existing busi-
ness properties. Policy guides and
application forms are available
at the Chamber Office, Monday-
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 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 Society
has just added a feature to its pet
list on Petfinder.com called Spon-
sor 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-
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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.
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Oct. 17.

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

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


tion centers nationwide by calling
1-800-468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com.

Stop the violence
services available
The Hendryand Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and


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Volunteer
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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.


by providing services, referrals
and education relating to the af-
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in our community.
The meetings rotate between
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Thursday, March 12, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5


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 in-
form the newspaper. We will
confirm the information and
print it.

Sharoad Brown, 22
*Clewiston
Selling marijuana
within 1,000
feet of a place of
worship business,
schedule II
Arrested March 8
Arrested by Deputy
L. Brooks

Nathan Washington, 18


-Pahokee
*Burglary dwelling
structure or
conveyance armed
Arrested March 3
Bond set for $3,000


Erin Gunn, 30

SSouth Bay
SAggravated battery
offender knew/
should have known
victim pregnant
Arrested March 9
Released March 9
on $1,000 bond


Abraham Cantu, 24

O Belle Glade
'Violation of
probation grand
theft $300 to
$5,000
SSale of marijuana
Arrested March 9
Bond set for $3,000

Fredrick Williams, 19

SBelle Glade
'Violation of
probation carrying
a concealed
weapon
Arrested March 7
No bond set


Octavio Martinez, 24
Belle Glade
'Burglary -
unoccupied dwelling
unarmed
'Larceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested March 9
Released March 10
on $5,000


Taris Drummer, 22


-Belle Glade
*Aggravated battery
- person uses a
deadly weapon
Arrested March 4
Released March 4
on $1,500 bond


Wildfire danger
increasing

Tallahassee Florida is experi-
encing twice the wildfire activity
of a year ago and the danger is
increasing every day, Florida Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son said today.
Bronson is urging residents to
do their part to prevent wildfires
by avoiding any unnecessary out-
door burning. They should also
check with their local Division of
Forestry office or county govern-
ment to determine if there is a lo-
cal burn ban in effect.
"Prevention is the key," Bron-
son said. "We're asking residents
and visitors alike to exercise ex-
treme caution when you use
anything that involves fire or high
heat. Before conducting any out-
door burning, check with officials
to see if it is a dangerous burning
day and if there is a local burn
ban in effect."
A lack of substantial rainfall,
especially in Central and South
Florida, coupled with recent
freezes throughout the state, has
left Florida's vegetation ripe for
wildfires. Wildfires can start eas-
ily, intensify quickly and move
rapidly because of the current
conditions.
Statewide, the Keetch-Byram
Drought Index (KBDI) currently
stands at 520, well above normal
for this time of the year. More-


Lee E. Snow, 30

SClewiston
SVOP: felony
or community
control
Arrested March 4
Arrested by Deputy
L. Chevalier


Charles Cobb, 50


SClewiston
*VOP: felony
Arrested March 3
Arrested by Deputy
B Weaver


Otis Harvey, 18

SPahokee
Violence of
probation burglary
of unoccupied
structure or
conveyance
Arrested March 3
No bond set

Lawrence Baker, 22


SAggravated battery
intended harm
'Violation of
probation
Arrested March 9
No bond set


Alton Johnson, 22
SBelle Glade
Possession of
cocaine
Trespassing
property not
structure or
conveyance
Arrested March 8
Bond set for $3,000

Joetavious Cato, 19

'Belle Glade
'Possession of
cocaine
Trespassing on
pnvate property
Arrested March 5
No bond set


Omar Gomez, 26


SBelle Glade
'Possession of
cocaine
Arrested March 9
No bond set



Tyronie Patterson, 20
'Belle Glade
'Larceny -
commits grand theft
use vehicle damage
property
Battery on officer,
firefighter, EMT, etc
Arrested March 7
Bond set for
$21,000


over, the Index shows that nearly
half of Florida is well above the
statewide average and is experi-
encing "severe" dry conditions.
The KBDI measures available soil
moisture and runs from 0 (satu-
rated) to 800 (desert-like).
Since January 1, Florida has
had 1,024 wildfires that have
burned 24,730 acres compared
with 508 fires impacting 11,292
acres at the same time last year.
Because the lightening season
has yet to begin, virtually all of
the fires that have occurred to
date were caused by humans and
were therefore avoidable.
Additional tips for residents to
help prevent wildfires include:


Cornelius Ward, 29

*Clewiston
'VOP: felony
or community
control
Arrested March 5
Arrested by Deputy
T Hessler


Caritavious Robinson, 16
'Pahokee
'Assault on public
or private education
employee
'Possession of
weapon on school
property
Arrested March 3
Bond set for $6,000

Althea Knight, 21


-Pahokee
'Fraud utter false
statement
Arrested March 5
Bond set for $3,000


Marcus Collins, 25

'South Bay
SAggravated battery
cause bodily harm
or disability with
firearm
Arrested March 3
Bond set for
$25,000


Christoper White, 19
Belle Glade
'Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weaponil
'Possession of
weapon short
barreled gun ntifle
Arrested March 9
Bond set for
$30,000

Jonesha Curry, 17
'Belle Glade
'Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
'Carrying a
concealed weapon
Arrested March 4
Bond set for
$25,000
Patrick Owen, 39
'Belle Glade
'Cruelty toward
a child
'Kidnap false
imprisonment -
adult
Arrested March 9
Released March 9
on $3,000 bond


Abel Garcia, 28


'Belle Glade
'Traffic offense
- DUI alcohol or
drugs
Arrested March 8
Released March 8


*Never leave a campfire unat-
tended.
*Don't throw cigarettes or
other lighted material out of car
windows,
*Clear gutters of leaves and
other debris, and remove vegeta-
tion from around homes, creating
a 30-foot defensible space.
For other wildfire prevention
actions you can take and infor-
mation about recommendations
you can follow to increase the
probability that your home and
community can survive a wildfire
disaster, visit the Florida Division
of Forestry website at www.fl-dof.
com or contact your local Florida
Division of Forestry field office.


Submitted photo
Last year a blaze scorched nearly 33,000 acres of Everglades
National Park in May due to dry conditions in South Florida.


Miledy Cruz, 52

*Clewiston
'Larceny
$2,000-
$100,000
Arrested March 2
Arrested by R.
Archer

Lasteven Wilson, 18

'Pahokee
'Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
Arrested March 5
Bond set for
$25,000

Dekevious Mcrae, 25

'South Bay
'Out of county
warrant
'Felony fleeing or
attempting to elude
officer
Arrested March 6
No bond set

Antonio Bess, 33

'South Bay
'Violation of
probation battery
on person 65 years
or older
Arrested March 9
Released March 10
on probation


Faustino Valencia, 30


'Belle Glade
'Traffic offense
DUI
Arrested March 6
Released March 6



Juan Ruiz-Rodriguez, 48


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Evan Santiago Sr.
BELLE GLADE Evan Santiago
Sr., a faithful and loving husband, fa-
ther, grandfather and friend, passed
on to be with the Lord above on Fri-
day, Feb. 27, 2009.
Through the many years of his
hard work, his compassion for oth-
ers and genuine heart of gold, he
will never be forgotten. Although his
bigger than life presence will be
greatly missed we will always re-
member who he truly was.
Evan was a man who loved and
cared about everyone. He always
had a smile on his face and was al-
ways ready to lend a helping hand.
He was the proud business owner
of Santiago Trucking for 27 years.
He enjoyed fishing, barbecuing
and working in his yard, doing his
best to make it look beautiful. He
loved music, dancing, and most of
all sharing time with his family, that
he loved more than life itself.
Those who are blessed to have
known him will remember him as a
strong, courageous, determined and
serving man.
He is survived by his loving wife of
30 years, Linda Santiago; his beloved
sons, Ivan Emilio and Eric Mitchell
Santiago; and his beautiful daughter,
Leia Carmen Santiago.

Janice Bishop Burchard
PORT ST. LUCIE Janice Bishop
Burchard, 64, died March 1, 2009, at
her home in Port St. Lucie after an
extended illness
of Pulmonary Fi
brosis.
Mrs. Burchard
was born in Glas-
gow, Ky., and
was raised in Stu-
art. She lived in
Clewiston for 35
years and
moved to Port St. Lucie in
1999.
Survivors include her husband of
46 years, Lawrence Burchard of Port
St. Lucie; sons, Brian and James
Burchard, both of Port St. Lucie, and
Rusty Burchard of Charlotte, N.C.;
brothers, William, David, and Carroll
Wayne Bishop; 13 grandchildren
and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, Lencoy and Lera Bishop.
Visitation and services were held
on Monday, March 9, at Haisley Fu-
neral Home.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Treasure Coast Hospice,
1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL
34997.
Arrangements are under the direc-
tion of Haisley Funeral & Cremation
Service. A guestbook may be signed
at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com.


Jack B. Moree, 80
ORMOND BEACH Jack B. Mor-
ee, of Ormond Beach, passed away
March 3, 2009, in Ormond Beach af-
ter an extended illness. He was 80.
He was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Rivi-
era Beach to late Ivan B. Moree and
the late Marion Irene (Jordon) Mor-
ee.
Jack received the Holy Baptism at
Palmer Memorial Episcopal in Hous-
ton, Texas on March 7, 1959 and
Confirmation March 22, 1959.
He attended Polk and Glades
County Public Schools. He graduat-
ed from the University of Houston
with both a bachelors and master's
degree in economics.
He served during World War II in
the U.S. Navy (1943-1946) and
served in the Normandy Invasion.
Jack had a long and varied working
life: City of Houston (Traffic Ana-
lyst), as a realtor in Houston, Anthe-
nol Corp in California, Illinois and
Texas, Program Director-Seminole
Tribe of Florida and Coordinator of
Federal Projects-Glades County
Schools (1960s), Glades County
Clerk of Court (70s) and Glades
County Rancher/Sugar Cane Farmer
(1970s -1990). Jack retired in 1990.
Memberships include VF.W Post
3283, Port Orange, Elks Lodge 21,
Ormond Beach, Moose Lodge 1263,
Daytona Beach, St. James Episcopal
Church, Ormond Beach, S.A.E Fra-
ternity, U.S. Navy Memorial Member
and Florida Sheriff's Assoc (Hon).
Survivors include his wife of 27
years, Wanda (Yoder) Moree of Or-
mond Beach; step-children, Lori
Shuford Bond, Moore Haven, Philip
Craig Shuford Jr., Buena Vista, Ga.;
grandchildren, Lainey Bond and
Shelby Bond, of Moore Haven; great-
grandchild, Reston Stokes of Moore
Haven; brother, John Moree of Jupi-
ter; and sister, Marcia Moree Crosby
of North Palm Beach.
Funeral services were held Sunday,
March 8, 2009, at Ortona Cemetery
Pavilion, 12870 W SR 78, Moore
Haven, with Father Alan Kelmereit
officiating. Burial followed in Ortona
Cemetery, Moore Haven. Military
Honors were conducted by the U.S.
Navy,
Memorial donations can be made
to Moore Haven High School Schol-
arship Foundation, PO. Box 459,
Moore Haven, FL 33471 or Ameri-
can Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle.


Franklin A. Lovell
ROYAL PALM BEACH Franklin
A. Lovell, of Royal Palm Beach,
passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28,
2009, in his home.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Lo-
vell; one son,
Jeremy Lovell of
Wellington; one
daughter, Jennifer
Lovell-Ramirez of
Belle Glade; one
step-son, Jessie
Camacho of Cle-
wiston; two step-

ters, Carmen Camacho and
Samantha Lovell all of West Palm
Beach; three very special grandchil
dren, Estella, Gabriella and Nathan
Lovell; and seven more step-grand-
children; three brothers, Jim Altman
of Grand Fork, N.D., David Mayo of
Glen St Mary, Mike Lovell of Toms
River, N.J.; his father, Samuel Lovell;
and mother, Ann Lovell of Belle
Glade.
Frankie Lovell was raised in Belle
Glade and graduated from Glades
Central High School in 1973. He
went on to work for A-Duda & Sons
for 32 years. Frankie started as celery
supervisor and went on to be har-
vest superintendent, leaving the
company in 2008.
He loved going fishing, hunting
and golfing when he could get
away. He enjoyed the time he spent
with his family. Great times, great
memories, and Frankie's smile. Fran-
kie leaves quite a legacy and a loving
memory that will be in our hearts
forever.


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parents of their second child,, a
daughter, born Friday, January 23,
2009 at 3:15 p.m. at Lee Health
Park Medical Center in Fort Myers,
Fla. She weighed 6 pounds, 15
ounces and was 20 inches long.
She has been named Addison
Kennedy Jones.
Her grandparents are Mary
Ann Jones of Clewiston, Fla., and
the late Bob Jones, and Fred and


Addison Kennedy Jones.


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Gay Donaldson of Mexico, Miss.,
and the Late Dorita Donaldson.
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Mary Katherine Jones of LaBelle,
Fla., and Elmer and Marge Don-
aldson of Mexico, Miss.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones' first child,
Bryson Cole Jones, who was
born May 15, 2007, died July 28,
2007 of Sudden Infant Death Syn-
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La Florida in the Early


16th Century

By Butch Wilson vivors by hostile Indian Nations,
Clewiston Museum forced the Spanish to act.


The Indian diver pulled his
long, lithe body over the gunnels
of the Spanish longboat and col-
lapsed on the boats floor from
exhaustion. His chest heaved as
oxygen-starved lungs expanded
like bellows to inhale the sweet,
ocean breezes. The diver slowly
regained his strength and sat up
in the boat. He rested for an hour
before stretching his weary leg
muscles in preparation for an-
other dive.
Walking to the bow of the boat,
he began to hyperventilate, filling
his lungs with precious oxygen
that would fuel his body's descent
to the ocean bottom. There, at a
depth of 60 feet, lay thousands of
gold doubloons, scattered along-
side the hulking remains of a
sunken Spanish Galleon.
Perched like a "Bird of Prey"
on the bow of the boat, he stared
intently into the depths of the
ocean's gin, clear waters. Slowly
raising his arms, he launched
himself into the air. His long body
arched like a drawn bow, then
straightened like an arrow, before
plunging beneath the water's
glistening surface. A slight splash
erupted, casting white beads of
glittering water into the air as his
body descended into the warm,
Caribbean Sea.
This fictitious yarn reflects back
to the day when all salvage opera-
tions in the Caribbean were con-
ducted by Native Americans, who
dove to great depths to recover
the vast riches that were strewn
about sunken treasure ships. It is
time to take "A Walk in The Past"
and read about "La Florida" in the
early 16th century.
The first official recorded sight-
ing of "La Florida" was in 1513, by
Ponce De Leon, whose discovery
opened a new land for Spanish
exploration. Spanish explorers
eagerly led expeditions into "La
Florida," hoping to find gold and
silver. Very little gold was found,
but much hardship was endured.
Many of the expeditions turned
into catastrophes. Panfilo de Nar-
vaez's expedition in 1528, started
with 300 men and ended with
four sole survivors, who walked
into Mexico City nine years later.
The Spanish gleaned informa-
tion from these doomed Florida
expeditions, acknowledging that
south Florida was a vast wetland,
whose natural resources were of
no monetary value. Ironically,
what south Florida lacked in nat-
ural resources was compensated
by its strategic location. The
riches discovered and exploited
in other parts of the New World
were transported by ships to
Spain via "La Florida."
South Florida was important to
the Spanish crown because it was
geographically centered in the
Spanish shipping lanes, making it
a virtual crossroad to all Spanish
shipping. Large convoys (Flotil-
las) of gold, laden Spanish ships
bound for Spain were forced to
follow the Gulf Stream currents
that ran adjacent to Florida's
coast. South Florida's strategic
location, plundered shipwrecks,
and ill treatment of Spanish sur-


Three forts were started in
south Florida in the 1560s, to pro-
tect the Spanish shipping lanes.
Missions were established at the
forts because Spanish policy en-
dorsed the church's enthusiasm
to Christianize the Indians. A
converted Indian was less conten-
tious than an idolatrous Indian.
The missions led by Jesuit priests
failed to convert the Indians and
military rule at the forts failed to
subjugate the Indians. Open In-
dian hostilities forced the Spanish
to abandon the forts and missions
by 1571.
Shipping losses and the ill
treatment of Spanish survivors
once again prompted the Span-
ish crown to seek a truce with the
south Florida Indian Nations. In
1612, the Florida governor sent an
expedition to the Calusa Indian
Nation, and a truce was estab-
lished. It is uncertain how long
this truce lasted because there are
only a few Spanish documents on
record that date back to the early
1600s, describing Spanish activi-
ties in south Florida.
One document was written in
1617, by Florida Franciscan Priests
living in north Florida. It was a let-
ter addressed to the King of Spain.
The priests charged that the new
governor of Florida was failing to
support evangelical work in South
Florida, which indicates a truce
still existed between the Spanish
and the Calusa. There is merit to
this letter because other Spanish
documents dating to that time,
report that the new governor of
Florida had called for a reduction
of priests living in Florida and re-
quested that the remaining priests
no longer be paid as soldiers.
The letter also describes the se-
vere impact of European diseases
on Native Americans. The priests
elaborate on the ominous event,
"We find that from four years
ago down to the present, half of
the Indians have died because of
the great plagues and contagious
diseases that they have suffered.
Thus, with the help of the twenty
two religious men that Your Maj-
esty ordered sent to these regions
five years ago, a very great har-
vest of souls for heaven has been
made in these mortalities. More
than eight thousand Christians
remain alive, at the least; more
rather than fewer."
The Indians that the priest was
alluding to were the Timucua In-
dian Nation, whose territories in-
cluded northeast Florida. Based
on this document, we must
conclude that 8,000 or half the
Timucua Indian Nation died from
European diseases. Such a loss
of life would have seriously weak-
ened the Timucua Indian Nation.
Imagine a nation losing half its
population in four years; it had to
be devastating. Their social struc-
ture and culture would have been
seriously impacted and totally dis-
rupted.
Another document describes
a salvage operation that took
place when a Spanish Plate Fleet
wrecked in the keys in 1622. One
of the ships that sank was the
Nuestra Senora de Atocha. Most


readers are familiar with the Ato-
cha; it is the famous treasure ship
that Mel Fisher spent much of his
adulthood life searching for. The
Atocha was discovered by Mel
Fisher's son in 1985. It yielded
hundreds of millions in emeralds,
gold and silver to Mel and his
business partners.
The 1622, document states that
the Indians living in the keys were
hired as divers to help recover the
Spanish Platte Fleets sunken trea-
sures. Caribbean Indians were
known for their diving skills. The
Indian divers were aided in their
deep water dives to depths of 60
feet with a heavy stone attached
to a rope. Our ole friend Fontana-
do wrote in his journals about the
diving exploits of the Calusa and
Tequesta Indians, who lived in
the Keys, validating that the Key
Indians were up to the salvaging
task.
In 1623, another Spanish Platte
fleet sank off the Treasure Coast
around present day Ft. Pierce.
The Florida governor Salinas re-
marked in a 1623 letter that the
Ais and Jeaga Indians living in
that area usually killed all ship-
wreck survivors. He reported that
punitive steps were taken against
the Indians, and a truce was es-
tablished. This truce would save
English lives years later, when an
English merchant ship wrecked
on the shores of the Ais Indian
Nation.
Jonathan Dickinson, an Eng-
lish Quaker merchant, was ship-
wrecked close to the present day
Jupiter Inlet. Mr. Dickinson wrote
that the Indians were fearful of the
Spanish. He mentions repeatedly
that the Indians were constantly
asking him if he was a Nickaleer,
which meant English. They want-
ed to known if his nationality was
English, so they could kill him and
his fellow castaways without fear
of retaliation from the Spanish.
Mr. Dickinson and his fellow cast-
aways abandoned their Quaker
virtues and told little, white lies,
declaring they were Spanish.
A friar's brief comments
around 1634, referred to contact
with the Calusa as a result of the
salvage operations in 1622. He
stated that "the Calusa would re-
ceive evangelical preachers with
great pleasure." This is our last
report on south west Florida until
1675. Misplaced documents re-
porting Spanish activities in south
Florida from 1634 to 1674, are
hopefully waiting to be disclosed
in Havana, Cuba or Seville, Spain,
only time will tell.
There will be more "Tale Tales"
in next week's edition "A Walk in
The Past,"
when the Spanish return to
south Florida in the late 1600s.
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 Monday through Friday
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Butch Wilson
is the Clewiston Museum Director.
He can be reached at clewistonmuse-
um@embarqmait.com, or by phone
at 863-983-2870.


Mr. and Mrs. Mike Elliott and
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lilley, Sr. are
pleased to announce the en-
gagement of their children, Su-
san Christine and David Michael,
Jr. Susan is currently attending
Florida Gulf Coast University and
will be graduating in May with a
degree in Elementary Education.
She is a 2004 graduate of Clewis-
ton High School.


Michael is attending the Florida
Wildlife Commission Academy in
Tallahassee. Upon graduation, he
will return to Hendry County as a
FWC officer. He is a 2002 gradu-
ate of LaBelle High School.
The couple will be married
on November 28, 2009, at Carl-
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for more details


Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


Employmen


HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
SWhere It'sAffAbout gettingg Better"
Full time Laboratory Manager
Must have a min of 5 yrs exp and FL licensure as a Clinical
Supervisor in the areas of Chemistry, Hematology, Serology,
Immunohematology, and Microbiology. Previous mgmt exp
pref. Must also possess excellent customer services skills to
interact with patients, staff, and visitors.
Full time Registered Nurse
(Openings for Med/Surg/ER/CCU)
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in area
of expertise.
Full time Radlographer/Mammographer
Must be ARRT registered and licensed as a Radiologic
Technologist in Florida
Full time Med/Surg Manager/ADON
Master's degree is desirable, BSN min. (5) yrs of
recent clinical hospital exp. Demonstration of management
communications, interpersonal and financial accountability
skills through increasing job responsibilities and (3) years
prior mgmt position. Licensed as an RN in the State of Florida.
BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification reoQ, RNC desirable.
Full time Outpatient Registration Clerk
2 yrs exp in a health care related field pref with prior exp in
registration or business office functions. Knowledge of med-
ical terminology is a plus. Must possess excellent customer
relations skills.
Full time Accountant
Bachelor's degree preferred in accounting or busi-
ness. Previous experience required; healthcare
accounting experience preferred.
Full time Chief Nursing Officer
Previous Nursing management experience required.
Must possess a valid FL RN license; BSN required,
MSN preferred.
Apply Online: www.hendryreglonal.org
Drug Free Workplace* EOE


Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board is
accepting applications for a
Groundskeeper. Applications and job
descriptions are available at the
Recreation Office at 310 West Cowboy
Way. Applications will be accepted until
Friday, March 20, 2009.
Veterans preference as outlined in the
Florida Statutes. Hendry County is an
equal opportunity employer. Drug
Free Workplace.


Employmen


Employmen


UNITED STATES
SUGAR
CORPORATION

Control Chemist Seasonal

Primary Function:

Operate all laboratory equipment, perform all re-
quired chemical/physical tests on raw material, in-
termediate, and final products from the Raw Sugar
factory, log the tests results in written form or in a
computer file, calibrate the laboratory equipment
according tothe calibration schedule, maintain the
laboratory clean, in order, and according to Good
Laboratory Practices, and generate laboratory re-
ports as required.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Experience in operating laboratory equipment and
performing chemical analyses.

Demonstrate the aptitude and ability to quickly
learn laboratory equipment operation and perform
physical/chemical analyses

Communicate effectively at all times with the La-
boratory Manager and with the Raw Sugar Factory
personnel

Basic knowledge of computers and computer data
entry.

-Email Jdooley@ussugar.com
-FAX 863-902-2886
-Apply online at www.ussugar.com


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IMMOKALEE

IT'S YOUR THING



THE SEMINOLE CASINO IMMOKALEE IS SEEKING FUN,
ENERGETIC & ENTHUSIASTIC INDIVIDUALS TO JOIN ONE OF
COLLIER COUNTY'S 2008 BEST PLACES TO WORK.

QUALITY INDIVIDUALS SEEKING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND
ADVANCEMENT ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY TODAY!

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
WWW.THESEMINOLECASINO.COM TO DOWNLOAD AN
APPLICATION AND LEARN ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.
EmplOyment Preference
The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans First preference in hiring,
training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who meet
the job requirements Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who
meet the job requirements
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and return it to the Casino HR
Department Qualifications for the desired position will be reviewed and you may be given an opportunity to interview for
the position As with all applicants, hinng decisions will be made by the department to which you are applying
"se 0see


Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all cases
of questionable value, such
as promises of guaranteed
income from work-at-home
programs if it sounds too
good to be true, chances are
that it is. If you have ques-
tions or doubts about any ad
on these pages, we advise
that before responding or
sending money ahead of
time, you check with the Bet-
ter Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an ex-
tra charge, as well as long
distance toll costs. We will do
our best to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads, but
occasionally we may not be
aware of the charges. There-
fore, if you call a number out
of your area, use caution.

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offereod415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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


NEW SELF
STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15,
10x15, 10x30,
12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on
Commereio St.
350 ft. from
Clewiston
Police Dept.
863-983-6663,
863-983-2808,
after hrs.
863-983-8979
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Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC1325950


Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.


Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books I Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassare, 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 a Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


JDBMOELBTR R 1936
- Runs well $4000.
(863)357-5837

sma -
Works Great. $30.
(863)447-0785
KENMORE W&D Set Heavy
Duty 80 Series, Good Condi-
tion. $200. (863)675-4343
REFRIGERATOR Amana
white s-b-s, water/ice disp.
24.6 cu ft, excellent condi-
tion. $200. (863)675-2491
REFRIGERATOR Cream col-
or, with ice maker $125
(863)467-5756 Lv Msg.
Refrigerator Kitchen Aid,
Stainless Steel 24.5 cubic ft.
side by side. Very good
$500 (863)467-9048


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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, March 12, 2009


"Service, Excellence, Reselts"
Phone: 863.946-3900
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven "'
Jelrey A. Davis EVERGLADES
lic. Reel Estate Broker -CREALTY, INC.
L[ j is www.evergladesrealty.net
This Week's Specials
562 Avenue R Brand New 3/2 CBS Home Moore Haven $119,000
499 Ave F Moore Haven Al Remolded 2/1 Home $55K (Ship Eligible)
41 Colosso Lodge Lakeport 2/2 Mobile Home Si4,000
301 Elderbery Avenue Moore Hoven2/1.5 Mobile Home $30,000
10800 Chestnut Lane Lokeport 3/2 Mobile Home $146,000
450 County Rd. Lakeport 2/2 Mobile Home $85,000
1127 Pierce Street All Remolded 3/2 CBS Home $89,000
'PRCED' to Sell 255 Thomas Ln Lakeport 2/2 Mobile Home $95,000
W-18 Fisherman's Village Moore Haven2/2 Mobile Home $42,500
10490 Coleman Ln Lakeporl 3/1 5 Home $82,000
357 Avenue E Moore Haven 3/1 Home $99,000
Commercial Investment 501 So San Pedro Clewislon $160,000
Tough Luck Ln, Lakeport 2/I.5 MH over 200 ftWATERFRONT $84,900
9805 Bay Dr Lakeport 3/2 Mobile Home $119,000
Your On Rekor
Opelring Out O Olaids County


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Iwu wninLruuL neurigurd-
tors (interchangeable parts)
$250 for both
(863)484-0210
WASHER Kenmore Heavy
Duty 60 Series. WORKS
GREAT. $75.
(863)447-0785
WASHERS & DRYERS
$125 & Up
STACK UNITS,
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
lyr warranty(239)694-0778
WHIRLPOOL WASHER / Dyer
Set Like New $225.
(863)612-5333


BENNT ITALAN cap uc no
& espresso maker- Includes
3 boxes coffee. In Labelle
$75. (863)612-9233
MICROWAVE OVEN $10.00
(863)467-4567
STOVE White electric. Good
working condition. Please
call if interested. $150/or
best offer. (863)675-1410


gass
shelf,6'long in excellent con-
dition, $250.
(239)410-6870


Eo Woman's, road
master, excellent condition.
$45.00 (863)467-8681
OKEECHOBEE
BICYCLE-WOMENS Road-
master-115 speed indexed-
new cond- $45.
(863)467-8681
MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle, runs great, $900 invest-
d, reduced from $400 to
325. (863)467-4551



1700. (217)304-0130
863)983-8118


BI3 POLES 20' x 18" and up
3.50 per foot.
72-260-4514
OAK CABINETS complete,
Jenn- Air cooktop/dble oven,
all good $100
(863)675-2491
K I I=
atc ing, an wov-
en. Wool. Hall Runner, Oval,
Rectangle & New Lg. 9'x11'
All for 5450 (863)467-8140


3 PC Cabelas Mossy Oak Crib-
set Excellent condition.
$50/firm. (863)763-4349
(863)261-4498
JUMPEROO Rainforest by
Fisher Price. Excellent con-
dition. $40. (863)634-7905


30" x40".70-12" x 15"
$200 for all, very nice.
863-675-6556 LaBelle


pCmputer a
monitor with keypad $150
(772)205-0121
DELL LATITUDE C640 Laptop
including laptop bag -
$250. (239)590-5721
DESKTOP TOWER Fast Dell
XP Pro NEW refurb, must
sell. $125. (863)517-2782


A- whie,
w/multi colored fuchsia bed-
ding complete, $250
(863)467-2112 / 447-1571
BAR STOOLS (2) Pair -
creamy beige, swivel, leather
like. $35.00 for both
(863)467-8681 Okeechobee
BUNK BED/DRESSER/DESK -
Has cubby/fort also. pd
1200 $400/or best offer.
(863)532-0257
COFFEE TABLE 2 tier, rattan,
glass top, oval, with 2 end
tables, $75. (863)675-3016
DARK BROWN sofa and love
seat Like NewlBeautiful.
1/3 of new price $800/or
best offer. (863)634-2582
DINING ROOM Set Cream
color, 4 padded chairs, very
good condition, $250.
(239)410-6870
DINING TABLE/CHAIRS Nice
French Country table.(only 2
chairs)Seats up to 6 people.
$150. (863)357-5773
LARGE 60 Gallon Fish Tank -
Option of black or oak cabi-
net stand. great condition!
$125/neg. (863)227-0142


uncoocn *iuu.uu, licalt ui
drawers $100.00, round
drop leaf dining table w/2
chairs $50.00, child's col-
orful solid wood table w/2
chairs $75.00, baker's
rack $45.00 All in excel-
lent condition. $370/will
sep. (863)843-0759
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
White wash wood w/ glass
shelves. 9'w 6' 6" Tall.
$400 634-3312.
LOVESEAT & SOFA CHAIR
W/OTTOMAN oversized,
$80 for set (863)612-5037
SLEEP NUMBER King Pillow
Top Bed Like new!Founda-
tion included. $1000/or best
offer. (863)634-2582



batteries & tires w/folding
windshield & charger $1800
(863)253-2617
CLUB CAR FOUR SEATER -
2000, w/folding windshield
& lights, charger $2,650
(863)253-2617


391 12 ga 26in barrel
chokes & case like new
$950. (863)634-2131
SAVAGE 111 7mm Rem Mag
w/scope call 4 more info
$450. (863)885-1172
WALTHER P38 (Pre WW2)
w/12 GA. Pump, Acces &
books $1000
(863)484-0210



back & seat, $40.
(863)675-3016
NORDICTRACK VIEWPOINT
Treadmill Built in TV. &
MP3 input. Call after 3pm
$750. (863)983-9831
ROLAND DIGITAL Piano will
donate for tax Exemption
$1000/firm. (863)484-0015
WELDER PROCLUB weight
bench and 3001b weight set -
$300/or best offer.
(863)885-1172


TANNIN BEDWolff stems
16bulb Dark Tanning -
$1000. (863)517-1965


w/mattress. $300 Call
(863)357-1121 Okee


,AMI PuTpieces aI ca
ors (for mosaics). Pick up
truck full but you pick it up.
$25.00 (863)467-9354
FLAGPOLE, 20' with 10' de-
tachable cross arm, can dis-
play 2 Ig & 4 sm flags $80.
Paul 863-675-6556 LaBelle
HOBART WELDER brand new
10,000 watt, 20 hp Kohler
motor $2,500.
(863) 840-0505 LaBelle
IIONIZERS 2 Like new,
black tower model. $175
(863)763-3932
Large Musical Carousel with
table $200 (772)205-0121
LIKE NEW Stainless steel milk-
er with claw & pulsator. Over
$500 new, will take $250.
(863)634-0233
MOBILE HOME steps fiber-
glass 3 steps plus platform.
hand rail on left side
$200/neg. (863)946-0615
ONE Black diamond plated
tool box low profile $75.00
(863)634-0233
PLAY STATION II System
has 1 controller, 9 games,
exc. cond! Firm price $225.
(863)634-5038
RAIN SOFT water treatment
system 2 years old paid
$6000.00 $500.
(863)824-7644
TOTES 275 gallon in metal
cage ,valve good
cond.,fuel,water,etc $75.
(863)467-7415
UPRIGHT Singer vacuum
cleaner $20.00
(863)467-4567
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. New $1250.
Asking $650. (863)763-3932



case, CONN brand, gold,
asking $350 (863)675-4098
evenings
TWO SPEAKERS 2, 12" kick-
er speakers in box and 2000
Watt Amp $750 LIKE NEW
(863)763-2858 Cathy


AUARIUM, Saltwater, 125
ga Wet/dry filter, all access.
Fish incld. Handmade stand
w/cabinets. $800 634-3312
PUPPIES Free 6 weeks old
mixed breed puppies $0.
(239)65 7 6 4 3 6
(239)503-7127
RABBIT HUCH Plywood
w/rabbit wire. 5'x2'x5'High.
$40 (863)357-1121 Okee
ROOSTERS 2 White Silky
Roosters about 9 months
old, Free $0.
(863)634-3452
SHIH TZU PUPPIES Male &
Females w/papers, shots &
deworming. $375 ea. 863-
983-1046 or 945-805-2780



Large w/8 drawers! Includes
Chair & Dress Form (Adj.
sizes). $195 (863)467-8140


LOUISVILLE LUGGER Ulti-
mate Pitching Machine Ex-
cellent condition. $150.
(863)763-3410
POOL TABLE WITH STICKS
$100 (863)634-2137
TREADMILL Owned for less
than a year. Automatic in-
cline. In excellent condition.
Padded track. $400/neg.
( 2 3 9 ) 7 0 7 1 2 3 5
(863)674-1600


BIG SCREEN TV JVC, 57",
HD, surround sound, $600.
(239)340-8503
PHILLIPS-MAGNAVOX TV -
60 inch projection TV
$300/or best offer.
(863)484-0015
THREE Color 27" TV's $40
each. FIRM (863)610-0685


al feed with lots of tooling.
Very good shape. $450
(863)357-5754
RANCH HAND Grill & Bumper
Fits 00-02 Chevy without
adjustments $750.
(863)763-3410
WOOD LATHE Craftsman 36"
wood lathe with 5 turning
tools. In Labelle $150.
(863)612-9233


good condition.
(520)256-7188 Jerry
okeechobee


Agriculture



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



EHORSEto good me
Rescued gelding 7yrs to 10
yrs old,needs more care and
time than we can give.Very
gentle, still under weight.
Must be able to give the at-
tention this beautiful horse
deserves! $0.
( 8 6 3 )2 2 8 5 5 9 5
(863)228-5596



1/2 cb ft top soil mixed with
eucalyptus fine $1.95.
(863)675-3741


BBQ GRILL gas, side
shelves, weatherbeaten but
works good, w/propane tank,
$40. (863)467-4551
CHIPPER Shredder Crafts-
man 5 hp. with bag. Very
Good Condition. $125. Call
(863) 674-0467
GAS GRILL with side burner
full tank of gas $75.
(239)657-2711
RIDING MOWER, 2004 John
Deere, 48", new blades, new
battery, 23 hp Kohler engine.
$600 (863)697-9704


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


n IL Mix Hall a
cubic ft of top soil mixed
with eucalyptus fine. $0.85.
(863)675-3741


Rentals



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


W UN 1R E iciRency.
Furnished. All utilities paid.
No pets. $700 mo. + sec.
dep. (863)983-3151
CLEWISTON 2BR/1BA, c/a,
no pets, $675 mo. + $450
dep. (863)677-0977
Clewiston CBS, Triplex,
2BR/1BA per unit, great lo-
cation, corner lot, great in-
vestment, owners will
consider all offers, priced to
sell, $160,000.
(561)985-7570
Efficiency Apt., close to Lake
Okeechobee, cable, water &
sewer incl., 1st mo. & dep.
up front. (863)983-3151
MOORE HAVEN Duplex, 3
yrs. old. 3BR, 2BA, $775
mo. No pets,For more details
call (863) 610-0159
WATERFRONT Furn. or un-
furn. room in priv home.
Non-smoking. Great fishing!
From $300. 863-983-4314.


St., 1,000 sq. ft. $700/mo.
Call 863-517-2199 or
863-983-1717


base pital Townhouse -
2br/2ba, fully furn., yearly or
seasonal, walking distance
to lake. (863)983-5260

L garage,
327 W. Trinidad, $700/mo
+ $600 sec. No inside pets.
Call Tricia (863) 805-2872


OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Located at 201 Berner Rd
Call 863-673-2907
for more information.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




For Sale. 4 Lots,
Call 863-673-2907

MEMO, I


Mobile Homes



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




Doublewide. A/C, A pl., 560
Fleetwood. W&D. $595 mo.
(863) 674-5715

LaBelle 2br, 1hba, $600 a
mo. + $600 sec dep. Refer-
ences req'd. Call After 5pm
or Iv msg (239)246-5106

MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
2/2, $610 me., 1st, last
& security, 1st Month Free!
(863)983-8106

SOUTH CLEWISTON For
Rent or sale: (2) 3br, 2ba
dbl wides, $700/mo
386-546-8704 leave msg

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


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Pahokee 3BR/1BA, family
room, kit. & separate dining
room, utility room, plus extra
1/2 lot, Ig. front sitting room,
frame, priced to sell, owners
will consider all offers,
$64,900. (561)985-7570
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classifieds.


LEWIT oN1.93 Acrescut
de-sac, 250 Taft Blvd., 509'
Frontage, w/all improvements
$79.000. 561-985-7570
LAND IN MUSE FOR SALE -
1.83 acre improved lot.
$100,000 (863)675-1037
Find it faster. Sell H sooner
in the classifieds


5Acres- minutes north of
town off 441, cleared
$79,900.00 (561)801-3002
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.


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Units 11)x3( Unts
Security Storage Jut 4 m s
Camcras 5775 SR 8 Le]lic, FL West of
* Outside 863-674-1876 l.aBelle
Storage
* Mobile $50 OFF A/c
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FOR SALE BY OWNER
Possible lease with option
to buy) 3 bdrms, 2 baths,
oak hardwood floors, Flori-
da Room (terrazzo). 2690
sq. ft. Corner lot (.43 ac.),
W. Avenida del Rio & Gua-
va. Extras: 2 full sized ad-
joining rooms (once used
as office & waiting room).
Possible office/den or
mother-in-law suite. Nice
yard w/native trees & land-
scaping. $199,000
Call 828-293-2542. Can
mail pictures. Please no
brokers or real estate
agents.
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.

It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.

The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
FSBO: Single MH with 1.25
acre lot 3BR/2BA, as is,
Montura Ranch, 830 N. No-
gal St., serious inquiries on-
ly, $32,000 or best offer.
(239)265-2154
LAKEPORT 2 sep properties,
2br, 1ba mob homes, com-
pletely furnished, 1 with
large workshop, 1 with large
garage. $45,000, MUST
SELL 11 (863)946-0989
-MOBILE HOME SALES-
Brand New Park Model
12x36, Very Nice!
$26,800
800-330-6623
MOBILE HOMES
Need your mobile
home moved? We have
28 years experience.
Call for your Free Quote!
(863)983-8106
ORTONA 3/2, '02, 28x60
Mobile, 80x100 lot, fenced,
carport, screened porch,
shed, $75,000 firm.
(863)517-1603
PALM HARBOR
FORECLOSURES
Dealer Repo's and short sales
Never lived in! 4/2
Financing Avail, up to $94k
off 1-800-622-2832


Recreation



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


Space
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-5754
BOSTON WHALER 1969- 13ft
w/40hp 1996 evinrude LOW
HOURS $2500/neg.
(724)992-2893
CAROLINA SKIFF 40 hp mo-
tor $1700 (863)763-8132
FABUGLASS WALK
THROUGH Select 16 ft.fi-
berglass gull hull,85 hp.evin-
rude engine runs great,brand
new garman fish@ depth
fin d e r,b oa t mo
tor,trailer,good
cond. $850. (863)993-3936
JOHNSON 20 hp outboard.
Dependable, easy start.
$500 (863)236-0195


JdUIDUfI AILUi imnumtI OuCIUL -
10' flatbottom, A-1 cond.,
new paint, okeechobee
$375. (863)467-7415
MERCURY 175 1982 For
sale- 175 hp Mercury Out-
board motor on a 1982 17.5
foot Hydra Sport bass fishing
boat. Included is a Kota all
terrain 401b. trolling motor
with foot control and 1982
Atwood trailer. The motor
has been professionally re-
built within 100 hours. All in
good condition. Boat has live
well and bilge pump with a
forward and aft fishing plat-
form with chairs. $2950.
(863)467-2267
Sailboat 24' Bristol '68 sleeps
5,4 sails, full keel, all sailing
equipment include. 3 anchors.
$2,500 239-233-1976
SELECT 20 FT Pontoon Boat -
LaBelle.Also single axletrail-
er. NO MOTOR $1600.
(239)229-2974
SKEETER 150BLKMAX 1982 -
Good Cond.w/trlr (Labelle)
$2500. (863)517-0301
(863)675-7897
SPEED BOAT 18' needs
work. $150 (863)610-2206


Behind. $1800 Firm
(863)675-7105
DUTCHMAN TRAVEL TRAILER
2000 RV 26', sleeps 6,
$5,000 Call 863-675-0077 or
863-674-1333.
Royal Mobile Home 32 ft. A/C,
stove, microwave, refrig.
dual axles. $950.
863-675-3697 LaBelle
TRAVEL TRAILER 31' with
screen room attached. can
be seen at Lakeside RV Park
4074, 441 SE Lot#4. Okee.
$2500 (269)240-0797


HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 883 -1998, Low miles,
nice cond, poss trade $5000
(863)430-6987
HONDA REBEL 2006 black
and chrome excellent cond
$2500. (239)707-8606
KAWASKI EN500C7 STREET
2002 Runs great! 80 miles
per gal $1700.
(863)357-1739
SUZUKI RM 125 2000 needs
a rear fender, runs good, A
must see. $1000/or best of-
fer. (863)763-6297
SUZUKI VOLUSIA 800CC
2003 silver/white,
shield, saddlebags, sissy-
bar, roadpegs, floorboards,
crashbar, excellent condi-
tion, $3000/firm.
(863)824-6189



wheeler 250, 2 stroke, nice
cond. $800 (863)430-6987
MANCO 260CC 2005 Like
new 260cc w/racks,Auto,
H,L,R. NOT 4x4. $1500.
(863)357-5773
POCKET BIKE Select Goes
about 60.Runs good.Blk n
red.Call to see $150/or best
offer. (863)261-4498


good condition $1000.
(239)657-2711


Automobiles



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


1985 Ford F250 Diesel. Runs
great. $1200 or best offer.
863-675-1113.
1988 Dodge Ram D100 5.2 li-
ter V8. $1,000 or best offer.
863-673-7621
BUICK CENTURY LIMITED
1987 Loaded $2500.
(863)467-8849
CHEVROLET CAMARO 1995 -
bkz-28v8 It1 engine..leather
int.float master 110,000
original miles, a/c $3500.
(956 )907-288 8
(956)533-9831


CHEVROLET CAVALIER 1996
good condition $900/or
best offer. (863)634-6843
FOR SALE MERCEDES -
BENZ 300 SDL, good condi-
tion, $4000 Call
(863)447-2189
FORD F250 1993 4-wd, au-
to. V-8, Runs Good.
$2500/or best offer.
(863)763-6297
FORD T-BIRD 1996 113k
miles,v6, cold air, automatic
$1200. (863)467-7374
GEO METRO 1994 runs
good, needs a little work, 4-
cyl, a/c $600.
(863)467-2683
HONDA CIVIC 2001 29K 4dr
blk 5sp ac paint peeling very
dep $5000/firm.
(724)992-2893
TOYOTA SCION XB 2005 4-
cyl, air bags, 1 owner, p/w,
a/c, auto. CD, p/I, tinted
windows 30MPG $10000.
(863)983-5357
TOYOTA COROLLA 2001
Grey, 47000 miles. Auto,tilt,
cruise. Excell cond. $4,950
(812)989-3022
TWO STOCK CARS One
1979 Malibu and one 1979
Z28 Camaro $2400 for both
or will separate.
(772)323-7096
USED CUSTOM RIMS 20"
$700 call (863)697-3524


CHEVY CAVALIER 2001 4-
cyl, anti-lock brakes
$1800/or best offer.
(863)228-6178


LUBAR ELE TR 2002 -
With Charger, Reconditioned
$1595. (863)843-0062
EZ GO ELECTRIC 1994 2
SEATS, NO CHARGER
$895. (863)675-1472


FORD 1976 Dump Truck
w/wood side rails. Needs
battery. Runs good. $1000.
(239)633-6903


RY FX4 FORD RIMS $400/or
best offer. (863)634-1545
4 CHROME wheels w/ tires 8
lug w/ cups LT 265/70 R 17
$200/or best offer.
(863)612-5333
F100 TRUCK body 1980 -
Very little rust, short bed
$750/or best offer.
(863)261-4498
FORD 300 6cyl complete en-
gine 1997 $450.
86e3)357-2816
REAR SEAT 96 blue voyager -
Blue/Grey velveteen tweed
$225/or best offer.
(863)675-2145
TOOL BOX, Cross Over, Dia-
mond Plated. Full Size. $125
(863)357-3635
TRANSMISSION '03 Cad.
CTS $500/or best offer.
(863)801-5687
TRANSMISSION Chevy 4x4
Auto. $500/or best offer.
(863)801-5687


CHEVROLET S10 1995 -
Utility bed, wht, V6, auto.
Needs TLC. $1750/or best
offer. (863)697-1413
DODGE D100 1984 6cyl,
4spd, runs good, many new
parts, tires & body fair.
$850/neg. (863)763-3669
DODGE THUNDER ROAD
HEMI 2005 Loaded, 1
owner, V-8 Hemi w/chip
Flowmaster exhaust dark
tinted windows 20" factory
chrome wheels SLT package
$13400. (863)983-5357
FORD F150 1996 Ford F150
pickup truck, 5 speed, 300 6
cylinder $1800/or best offer.
(863)634-3280
FORD F250 1985 Diesel,
runs great. OBO $1200.
(863)675-1113
FORD F250 1985 Diesel,
runs great. OBO $1200.
(863)675-1113
FORD RANGER Great condi-
tion, low miles $5000
(214)978-7372
FORD RANGER Runs great,
call for details $2500
(214)978-7372
GMC JIMMY Full size 1985,
4 inch lift 35 inch tires,
$1800 or best of-
fer(863)532-9243


TOYOTA TA COMA 2OoS -
2005 TOYOTA TACOMA
22,700 MILES AT AC
CRUISE TOW PACKAGE, 4-
yl, air bags, anti-lock
rakes, CD, auto. A/c CHA-
'AIGNE EXTERIOR GRAY
NT $10000/neg.
1863)233-6134


sl l- p11 1 Plastic
O'x 30inch diameter cash
400. (863)634-2303
ENCLOSED TRAILER 05 Sin-
gle axle 6x12 vent, lights,
side/rear doors. Clewiston
$2300. (863)599-0809
FLAT TRAILER 06 6x16 dual
axle,12"side rails,wood
floor,electric brakes.Clewis-
ton $1750. (863)599-0809
UTILITY TRAILER 4' x 6'
Good Condition. New Ply-
wood Floor. Spare Wheel &
Tire. $600. (863)675-8559


2000 asking $4700
(863)675-0077/674-1333


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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



CITY OF CLEWISTON
PUBLIC MEETING ON
SEWER LINE EXTENSION
The City of Clewiston will hold a pub-
Ic meeting on March 1, 2009 at
5:30 p.m. at the John Boy Auditorium
to discuss the possibility o extending
the sewer collection system to all un-
served areas of the City. During the
meeting, the oirose,advantaes, dit-
ferences and prices of Iwo collection
system options will be considered.
ThIS is an important decision for the
City and the residents we serve and
we need your input. If you have any
questions, lease call Mar McCor-
vey at City Hall at 863-983-1484 The
John Boy Auditorium is a wheelchair
accessiblefacility Anypierson requir-
ing special accommodation at this
meeting should contact City Clerk
Marilyn Mccorvey at least three days
prior to the meeting
311052 CN 3/5.12/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2008-147-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELIZABETH CANNON
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Elca-
beth Cannon, deceased, whose date of
death was October 23, 2000, Is pend-
ing in the Circit Court for Hendry
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which Is PO Box 1760,
Labelle, Florida 33975-1760. The
names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal Rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of Ihe Decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against Decedent's Estate on whom a
copy of this Notice is required to he
served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the Decedent and
persons having claims or demands
again nstthe Decedent's Estate must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is March 5th, 2009.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Jay A. Bete
Florida Bar No 160749
Sheppard, Brett, Slewart, Hersch,
Kmsey Hill, P.A.
9100 College Pointe Court
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Telephone: (239 334-1141
Fax (239) 334-95
Personal Representative:
Patricia G. Kouawski
PO Box 3024
Clewiston, Florida 33440
312090 CN 3/5,12/09
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:SIDENTIAL
is Capital 2/2 For Rent
2 Hookers Point $85,000
2 Royal Palm Reduced to
90K
I cottage on 3.68 acres PB
unty $149,000
1 Harlem $120,000
Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1
aod income $174,900
2/2 with pool and guest-
use $245,000
1 Pasadena with shed
59,000
2 with pool on Ridge 1.3
e lot $299,000
2 Ridgeview Add 2
85,000
2 E Ventura Ave $85 000


LAURA SMITH Brok9 aoM
(863)599-1209


TRAVIS DYESS
(863)228-2215


5/2 Caribbean $189,900 MOBILE HOMES
3/2 Home with pool and aport- 3/2 DWMH with o/g pool
ment Davidson Rd $176,000 Evercone Rd Reduced $165K
3/2 5/1 Townhome Lakeshore 3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres with
Villas $149.9K For Sale or Lease horse-barn fully fenced
4/2 5 Montura Ranches Home Montura REDUCEDio $84,900
on 2.5 acres fenced, with pool 3/2 DWMH on lake Allen Rd
and much, much more! $120K
and much, much mre Mobile Home Park Nail's Rd
Reduced $229,000 1280K
3/1 W Ventura fenced yard Package Deal 4 M-Homes
with shed $99,000 and 2 vacant lots Rental
4/2 Osceola with a/g pool Available Call for Details
$139,000 3/2 DWMH has CBS outbuild-
2/2 Condo Bass 'n Sun fur- ing Magnolia Lone $79 9K
nished $123,000 3/2 1996 DWMH on 2 5 acres
iuwA CONTRACT f -CfRTRA@
Boss Capital Unit 402 $130K remodeled onTy 2 89,900
2/1 W Pasadena $115,000 3/2 SWMH Hooker's Point Rd
4/1 5 E. Alverdez $125,000 $44 900


ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863)228-0023 1

RENTALS
Call for Available Rentals

VACANT LAND
Montura 1.25 acre lots avail-
able Call for Listings
27 5 acres Pioneer $245,000
11 Monurat 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 o/c) E El Paso -
Coll for details


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AI3 528 E. Suprland Hwy., Clewifton Asuel iraIdla (l86)228 -296 iplial






Sportsman Paradiset 2/2 w/ Large SunRoom
addition in Moore Haven Yachl Club RARE OPPORTUNITY1 1.90 Acres Hwy
Asking $82,500 27 Frontage Former Sonny's location.


CLEW1STON HOMES
S2BD/IBA in Della Tobitas Needs much TLC
Asking S25,000
*2/1 Home on Sagaore Ave. $130,000
*3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120.000
*4 Brand New 3/BR/2.5 BA Lenrar Town
Homes, Amenities include Pool. Gym and
Cabana Call for more details
*2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave Each unit has
2BR/I A lust Reduced $224.900
*3BD/IBA on Trinidad Ave Great
Opportunity. $65,000
*3/2 MH on Orange Blvd.. Corner Lot
lust Reduced $106.900
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT/LABElLE
*2/1 MH. Lakeport w/ direct LakcO"
Access Reduced to 5109K
*VWaterfront 2BD/2BA w/ 2-Bay Boat House
Lakeport Completely Remodeled, $2 19K
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot on Bond St. Only $49.900
*Buildable lol on Del Monte Ave $ 129.9K
*2 lots. Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
*Highlands Co 10. 28, & 80 AC,
'Corner lot in Lake Placid, Reduced $79,900


SS5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $75,000
*Vacant lot in Harlem. asking $14.900
* I 5 Acres in Hookers Point Rd Improvements
included $ 75.000
MONTURNAFAGHOLE
* I 25 acre Lots avail. Starting at $6,900
* 3/2 MH on Riverside St I 88 acre $ 105 K
* 3/2 MH in Lindero St. 1.09 Acre,
only Reduced to $95,000
* New Custom C B S 4/3 in Flaghole. with all
extras Asking $330.000
COMMERCLALNVESTMENT
*Whiskey Jo's in Lakeport. FL Furnished
Condo's. R.V Sites and Storage Units
2.25 Acres with Canal Frontage and Easy
Lake "O" Access Offered at $399.000
*Operating medical office w/retail space,
greal 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 so ft. building w/ loading
dodk 5600 s,. it metal buying withruck t ys
*28.557 Seo Ft Building visible from Hwy 27.
0 68 Acres with 40 parking spaces Former
Hardware store $ 649,000 or Best Offer


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 08 CA 242
PET INVESTMENTS, LLC
A Florida Limited Liability Company,
Plaintiff;
Us
GLADES RIVERFRONT ESTATES, LLC, TRINITY LENDERS, LLC,
CP DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC, CARVAJAL PROPERTY INVESTMENTS,
LLC and FERNANDO CARVAJAL,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45. FLORIDA STATUTES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the final iud meant of foreclosure dated
December 22, 2008, and entered In Case No 8 CA 242, In the Circuit Court of the
Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein PET INVEST-
MENTS, LLC is the plaintiff and GLADES RIVERFRONT ESTATES, LLC, TRINITY
LENDERS, LLC, CP DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC, CARVAJAL PROPERTY
INVESTMENTS, LLC, and FERNANDO CARVAJAL are the defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Courthouse steps f the Glades County
Courthouse, located at 500 Avenue J, Moorehaven, FL 33471 at 11 00 am on
March 26,2009, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment:
See Exhibit "A"
Exhibit "A"
PROPERTY #1
ALLOF GOLFVIEW ISLES NO 1 SUBDIVISION, accordingto the Plat thereof, record-
ed in Plat Book 3, Page 51, 52, of the Public Records of GLADES County, Florida,
LESS AND EXCEPT TRACT "B"
PROPERTY #2
Parcel # I
Commence at Ihe Southeast corner of Section 29, Township 42 South, Range 31
EasI, Glades County, Florida and run N 89'55'21' W along the South line of Section
29, a distance of 1554.93 feet; thence N. 0'49'34" W. a distance of 1403,42 feet to
a point on the Northerly curved right-f-way line or "MAIN CANAL" and Pointof-Be-
ginning of Ihe parcel o land herein described, thence Easterly, along said curved ca-
nal r line (said curved being concave to the North with a radius of 253.74 feet and
having a long chord of 265 72 feel wdith a long chord bearing of N 68'52'21"E a
distance of 279 66 feettothe end of the curve, thence N 3717'54" E along said Ca-
nal r/w line, a distance of 190.00 feet to the beginning of curve to the right: thence
Easlerly along Ihe curved canal r/w line (said curve being concave to the South with
a radius of 223 27 feet having a long chord f 329 22 feet with a long chord bearing
of N. 84'47'54'E.), a distance of 370.20 feet; thence N 01'30'48" W. a distance of
823 00 feet more or less, to the South edge of the Caloosahatchee River Canal
thence Southwesterly along said river's edge, a distance of 752 00 feet, more or
ess, to a poinl which bears N 0'49'34" W., from the Point-of-Beginning; thence S
0'49'34" E, a distance of 780 00 feet, more or less to the Point.-of Beginning
Parcel # 2
Commence at the Southeast corner of Section 29, Township 42 South, Range 31
East, Glades County Florida, and run N B9'5521" W, along the South line o Sec-
tion 29, a distance of 2019.51 feet; thence run N 0'49'34' W., 1312.62 feet to the
Point-of-Beginning of the parcel of land herein described, thence Northeasterly,
along the arc of curve (said curve being concave lothe Northwest, having a radius
of 512.95 feet, a central angle of 06'31'04", achord bearing of N 58'31'06E. and a
chord length of 58 32 eetr distance of 68 35 feet, shence Northeasterly, along Ihe
are o a curve to the right (said curve being concave to the Southeast, having a radi-
us of 463,48 feet, a central angle of 50'33'35"., a chord bearing of N. 80'32'0" E
and chord length of 395 85 feet) a distance of 408 99 feet, thence Southeasterly
along the arc f a curve to le le, (said curve being concave the o the Northeast, hay-
ing a radius of 253.74 feet, a central angle of 05'21'05", a chord bearing of S.
75'51 '37" E, and a Chord length of 23 69 feet) a distance of 23 70 feet, thence N
0'49'34" W 780 00 feet, more or less, to the South edge of the Caloosahaltchee Riv-
er Canal;thence Southwesterly, along said river's edge, 498.00 feet more or less, to
a poinlwhich tears N 0'49'34" W, from the Point-of-Beginng, thence S 0'49'34"
E 685 00 feet, more or less, to the Polnt-of Beginning
Subject to an easement for Ingress and egress over and across a strip of land 30.00
feel wide in Sections 28, 29, and 32, Township 42 South, Range 31 East, Glades
County, Florida, and lying 15 00 feet each side of the 3 following described center-
lines.
No 1 Commence at Ihe Southeast corner of Section 20 Township 42 South,
Range 31 East, and run N B'505'21" W along the South line of Section 29 a dis-
tance of 2.178.10 feet; thence run N 0'49'34" W.1,258.45 feet o the Southeast cor-
ner of the 415 acre "Fisher Tract" thence run N 00434" W 258 6 feet to Ihe
Point-of-Beginning of the centerline herein described thence N 89'10'28' E 158 57
feet: thence S 89'43'21" E, 34,37 feet: thence N, 71'47'03" E, 42.00 feet; thence
N 5'55'24" E 10613 feet,thence N 73'04'01" E 45 54 feet IhenceS 53'43'14" E
91 46 feet thence S 73'31'40" E 97 906 feet thence N 82'18'45' E 70 99 feet
thence N.74'50'16" E, 0,78 feet;thence 215,13 feet along a tangent curve to the left
with a radius of 375 00 feet and whose long chord bears N 58'24'11" E and is
21219feellong thenceN 41'58'0" E 5422 feet,thence 11504feetalong a taan-
gent curve to the right with a radius of 170.00 feet and whose long chord bears N.
61'21'14"E and is 112 85feet long, hence N 80'44'21"E 2058leetthence 902
feel along a langenl curve t the left with a radius of 210 00 feet and whose long
chord bears N. 89'13'52" E. and is 38.10 feet long: thence N. 53'43'23" E. 38.14
feel, thence 51 94 feet along a tangent curve to the rihl with a radius f 7200 eet
and whose bang chord bears N 74'23'1" E and Is 50 B2 feet long, thence
S.84'58'47" E, 127.35 feet; thence N. 8930'18" E, 170,17 feet; thence 78.46 feet
along a tangent curve to the left wilh a radius of 385 00 feel and whose long chord
bears N 83'40'00" E and Is 7832 feet long, hence N 77'49'43" E 45 08 feet,
thence 105.33 feet along a tangent curve to the right with a radius of 205.00 feet
and whose long chord bears S 7'2110" E and is 10417 feel long, thence S
72'44'0" E 0 feet, thence 83 25 feetalong atangent curve tothe right wih a
radius f 150.00 feet and whose long chord bears S,55'50'02"E, and is 82.19 feet
long, thence S 40'56'02" E 175 59 feet, thence 43 38 reetalong atanuent curve to
the right with a radius of 120 00 feel and whose chord bears S 30'34 42"E and Is
43.14 feet long; thence S. 2013'22" E. 324.2 feet; thence 78.58 feet along a tan-
ent curve to the right with a radius of 250 00 feel and whose long chord bear
11'33'52" E and Is7B 28 feel Long, thence S 02-54'22" E 8516 feet, thence
85.37 feet along a tangent curve to the left with a radius of 135.00 feet and whose
long chord bears S 21'01'20' E and is 83 95 feet long, thence S 3B'08'17" E
270 97 feet, thence 175 42 feel along a tangent curve to the right with a radius of
247.32 feet and whose long chord bears S. 18'49'10" E. and is 171.75 feel long;
thence 155 B8 feet along a tan en curve lo the leftwilh a radius of 163 03 feet and
whose long chord bears S 2749'30" E and Is 15969 feet long, thence S
57t08'57" E, 240.08 feet to a point on a curve; thence 152.61 feet along said curve
which is concave to the East wilh a radius of 130 00 feet and whose long chord
bears S 0750'34" W and Is 144 00 feet long, thence 702 49 feet along a curve
which is concave to the North with a radius of 818.51 feet and whose long chord
bears S 80'05'13" W and is 681 13 feel long, thence N 6755'21" W 141 12 feet
to the Easterly end of Hendry Boulevard as shown on the platuoGolview Isles No 1
Subdivision. LESS however, the West 158.57 feet thereof.
No 2 Commence atthe Northeast corner of Lot 21 in Block "F" of Horseshoe Acres
Subdivision and run N 70'11'39' E 30 00 feet to the North end of the centerline of
Palomino Drive and Point-of-Beginning of the centerline herein described; thence N.
22'05'25"W 306 Seel, thence 329 01 feel along a tanent curvetothe righlwith
a radius of 170 00 feel and whose long chord bears N3321'15"' E and Is 280 02
feet long; thence N. 88-47'55" E. 845.35 feet; thence 522.15 feet long a tangent
curve to the left with a radius of 260 00 feet and whose long chord bears N
31'15'55" E and Is 438 72 feet long, thence N 26'15'03" W 789 12 feet, thence
761.58 feet along a tangent curve to the right with a radius of 660,00 feet and
whose long chord bears N 06'47'22" E and is 720 02 feet long, thence 307 88 feet
along a tangent curve to the left wish a radius of 610.00 feel and whose long chord
bears N. 25'23'17" and is 304.60 feet long; thence N. 10'55'47" E. 71.68 feet to the
South side of the Hendry Boulevard as shown on the pl81 of Golview Isles No 1
Subdivision,
No. 3 Commend at the Southeast corner f Lot 21 in Block "A" of Horseshoe Acre
Subdivision and run S 69'51'09" E 30 00 feet t0o the South end of the centerline of
Palomino Drive end Point-of-Beginning of the centerline herein described; thence S.
16'28'00" W. 141,52 feet; thence S. 20'37'45" W, 229.23 feet; thence 165.,2 feet
along tangent curve to Ihe lert with a radius of 455 00 teel and whose Ion chord
bears S. 11'02'37" W. and is 164.86 feet long thence; S. 0127'30" W. 70.83 feet;
thence S.3313'30" E. 181.00 feet thence 131.39 feet along a tangent curve to the
right with a radius o 310 0fteel and whose long chord bears S 21'04'50 5" E and
is 130.41 feet long; thence S.08525"5E.10.5 feettothe North edge or lhe Slate
Road No. 80 pavement LESS however, that part thereof lying withinthe right-or-way
for Slate Road No 80
Dated at Moorehaven, Glades County Florida, this 23 day of January, 2009.
Joe Flint,
as Clerk & Comptroller
Glades County, Florida
By Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT VERDOT VI, LLC holder of the following certifi-
case, has filed said certificate for a lax deed to be issued thereon The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2879 2006 4.10-43-29-080-2243-0020 TODD JAMES, LLC
Lot 2, Block 2243, PORT LABELLE UNIT 8, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 131, 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, Stale of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, an the Fourth Thursday In
the month of March, which is the 25th day of March, 2009,
Daled Ibhis 4th day of February, 2009


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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 CABERNET I, LLC holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a lax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
4121 2006 4-10-43-29-120-2494-0050 FRANK BOCHICCHIO &
YLUMINADA BOCHICCHIO
Lol 5, Block 2492, PORT LABELLE UNIT 12, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book 4, Page 42, Public records of Hendry County,
Florida.
Loss 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 Countyp of Hendry, Stale of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according tlo law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at he Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in
Ihe month of March, which is Ihe 26th day of March, 2009
Dated this 4th dap of February, 2000
BarbaraS Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CABERNET I, LLC holder of the following certil-
cate, has filed said certificate for a lax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which It was as
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
4052 2006 4-10-43-29-120-2489-0060 VERA JARDINE
Lot 6, Block 2489, PORT LABELLE UNIT 12, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4,
Page 42, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida
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, 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 March, which Is the 26th day of March, 2009
Dated this 4th day of February, 2009.


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Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


PUBLIC NOTICE
PATHWAY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
There will be a Hendry County Pathway Advisory Committee Meeting held on
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 10 am. The meeting is to discuss a Pathway
Plan for HendryCounty 1te meeting will beheld at LaBelle CityHall mnthe Board
Room, located at 481 W. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935. All inter-
ested parties are encouraged to attend. For further information, please contact
the Hendry County Engineer's Office at (063) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission
with respect to 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
verbatim record of the proceedings is made,which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
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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 lax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3339 2006 4-10-43-29-100-2374-0070 DORA HARPER, ANDERSON
HARPER & LENORA GARDNER
Lot 7, block 2374, PORT LABELLE UNIT 10, a subdivision according to the plat
Ihereof 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 Ihe County of Hendry, Stale of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of March, which is the 26th day of March, 2009.
Dated this 4th day of February, 2009


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


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REQUEST FOD PROPOSALS
HENRY COUNTY
JAIL INMATE MEDICAL SERVICES
RFP No. 2009-15
Opening Date and Time March 16, 2009 at 2 00 p m
The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking roosals ftsor medi.-
cal services t Inmates n custody atthe Hendry County Jail, Lalle,lorda uch
services shall bhe provided at the ail or as the contractor's premises. In order to be
considered, bids muss received by Ihe Board o County Commissioners at the C E
Hall Building (Clerk's Office) In the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E Hick-
pochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by March 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., at which lime all
responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witness-
es
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry
County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida for
ick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling
853) 675-5220 or (853) 53-1585
This soetlictation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any
costs incurred in the preparation ofa response to this Bid, orlo contract for any ser-
vices The County reserves the right o reject any or all submittals received as a re-
sult of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirely this Bid, f 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
HENDRY COUNTY
Janet B Taylor, Chair
Board f County Commissioners
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NOTICE OF APPLIC10ON FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT VERDOT VI, LLC holder of the following certifi-
cate, has hiled said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year f issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2790 2006 4-10-43-29-070-2209-0140 DIAMANTIS N. PATERAS
Lot 14, Block 2009, PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a subdivision according to Ihe 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, Slate of Florida.
Unless such cerllficale 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, LaBelie, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of March, which Is lhe 26lh day of March, 2009
Dated this 4th day of February, 2009.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hend Coun ,Florida
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
CAPITAL PROJECTS AND RELATED SERVICES ASSESSMENTS
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board orCounty Commissioners wil
hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at 5:05 p.m., at the Hendry
County Courlhouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East HIckpoochee Avenue, La-
Belle, Florida to consider an ordinance relating to Capital Projects and related ser-
vices asses nents entitled as follows:
AN ORDINA CE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF H DRY
COUNTY, FL RIDA, RELATING TO CAP TAL PROJECTS AND RELATED S VWIC-
ES PR VIDI G A SPECIAL BENEFIT T LOCAL AREAS WITHIN THE CO INTY;
AUTHOR ZI THE I"POSITION AND C ELECTION OF SPECIAL ASSESS ENTS
1 FU T COST iF CAPITAL PROJ CTS AND RELATED SE VICES P VID-
GA PE L BEN IT TO LOCAL A EAS WITHIN THE COU TY; PRO DING
RTA .0 NTIO PROVIDING FO TH CREATION OF AS .ESSMEN ARE-
; P OV A. OCEDURE TO IPOS SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS; STAB-
HI.-i P OUR FOR NOTICE AM OPTION OF ASSE SMENT POLLSS
D F 'R ECTI N OF ERRORS '' D MISSIONS, PROVInING TH IT AS-
SS NT NST UTE A LIEN ON I S 0ED PROPERTY I ON AD OPTION
T11 AS MEN ROLL ;PROVIDPG PROCEDUREFOR OLLECTONOF
ECI A SME TS, P OVIDING A HANIM FORTH POSIT ONOF
SES M ON OVER MENT PRO TY; AUTHORIZING HE ISS ANCE
OB G 1 S S CURE BY ASE S ENTS AND PROVI NG F09 THE
RMS T i F,P OVIDIG THATTh'- UNTY=S TAXING OWER HALL
T BE P u ED; u EMIN THAT PL I D REVENUES SHALL BE C iNSID-
ED TRUSr FUNDS; PROV DING FOR E EDIES FOR HOLDERS OF 0 LIGA-
NS, PR ING FOR TH REFUND i JF OBLIGATIONS, PROVIDING THAT
E PROV I IS HEREOF RE AN ALT R'ATIVE METHOD FOR THE II.POSI-
NOFSP C L ASSESSM NTS; PROVE ) G FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCE NO.
3, PRO D NG FOR CO FICTION, I VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND
OVIDING EFFECTIVE TE.
All persons wishing t be heard an this Issue mayp appear atsaid meeting o aper-
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 pro-
ceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the a peal is to be based.
A copy of lhe proposed Ordinance Is available for Inspection on weekdays between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Ofice of the Clerk, 2nd Floor, Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B Taylor, Chair
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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S LEVY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to execution issued by the Circuit Court
of
Lee County, Florida, on the January 12, 2009, in the cause wherein Barnel Recov-
ery Corporation is Plaintiff, and Osey Graham, are/is defendants, being Case num-
ber 51-3526CA in the said court, I, Steve Whidden, as Sherdr of Hendry County,
Florida, have this daylevied upon all of the right, title and interest of the Defendants,
Dilsey Graham in and to the following described property, to wit:
First 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 EastI, LaBelle, Florida, as recorded in
Plate Book 2, Page 1, Hendry County Records, according to and as shown bysurvey
attached to Deed recorded in OR Book 107, Pages 497-498, Hendry County, Flori-
da Account No 2024325-570000D0162
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 29, 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 plain in he office of he Clerk of
the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida; Account No. 2024329-28000000120
LOCATION OF PROPERTY: 780 Kissimmee Ave., La Belle, FL


Signed this plh day of February 2009


Steve Whidden,
Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida.
By Lieutenant Andy Lewis, Deputy


STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF HENDORY
Lieutenant Andy Lewis who is personally known to me acknowledged the foregoing
Instrument before me this 6th day of February 2009
Notary Public, Slate of Florida at large.
My commission expires
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Slatutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT VERDOT VI, LLC holder of Ihe following certifi-
cate, has riled said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3629 2006 4-10-43-29-110-2445-0050 DARSELIAA RUIZ
Lot 5, Block 2445, PORT LABELLE UNIT 11, a subdivision according to the plal
thereof recorded In Plat Book 4, Page 29, 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, Sltate of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law,he propertydescribed
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk s wlce, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of March, which is the 26th day of March, 2009
Dated this 4th day of February, 2009
BarbaraS Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CABERNET I, LLC holder of the following certifi-
cate, has iled said cer ificato or a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2684 2006 4-10-43-29-041-0000-0710 RUDI 0. HOGER & HELGAH. HOGER
Lt 71, TANGLEWOOD OAKS UNIT ONE, according to the pl thereof recorded in
Plat Book 6, Page 176, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights no1 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 cerlificale will be sold to the highest bidder a the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of March, which is the 26th day of March, 2009,
Dated this 4th day of February, 2009
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P & June E Harben holder of Ihe follow-
ing certigicate, has filed sad certificate for a tax deed o be issued thereon, The cer-
tificate number, year of issuance, description of properly and the name in which i
was assessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
204 2006 1-18-44-28-AOO-0121-0000 Marva Brown-Telfer & Pauline Clarke
The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter ofthe Northwest one-quarter f the
Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 18, Township 44
South, Range 28 East, 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
im such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administralton Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of March, which Is the 261h day of March, 2009
Dated this 4th day of February, 2009.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendr Couny, Florida
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COUNTY OF HENRY, STATE OF FLORIDA
RESOLUTION NO. 2009 18
RECORDED IN RESOLUTION BOOK XXII, PAGE 46
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FINDING
THAT A FIRE EMERGENCY EXISTS WITHIN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON UNREGULATED FIRES WITHIN THE COUNTY.
WHEREAS, the recent freezes and drought affecting Hendry County has created an
extremely high danger of grass, brush and forest fires throughout all of Hendry
County, and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has the authority under Ordinance
No 2001-03 to Impose a moratorium on all unregulated fires
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA THAT
1. A fire emergency exists within Hendry County, Florida, under the definitions
and provisions of Hendrp County Ordinance No 2001-03, as amended
2. The Board hereby imposes a moratorium on all unregulated fires within
Hendry County, Florida, as provided in said Ordinance No. 2001-03, Section
2, as amended An unregulated fire means any outdoor fire other than a
cookie which is not permitted by a governmental agency.
3. The moratorium imposed hereby shall be effective immediately and shall
remain In effect until further action by this Board
Duly considered and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
County,
Florida, this 24th day of February, 2009.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chair


ATTEST:
Anita Bischel, Deputy Clerk
Barbara S Butller, Clerk







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Certified to be a true and
correct copy orf the orn final
Barbara S Butler
Clerk Circuit Court
Hendry County Florida
By: A. Bischel
Deputy Clerk
Date 2-25-09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 09 R 24
Lonealher C Braham
Petitioner
and
Anthony L Braham
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO Anthony Lavon Braham
Last Known Address:
1021 HendrixSt
Moore Haven, FL 33471
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and thatyou are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, lo i on Lanealher
C Braham, whose address Is 1163
Hendrinx St., Moore Haven, FL 33471
on or before March 21, 2009, and file
the original with he Clerk of this Court
at Glades County, before service on
Pelitioner or immediately thereafter It
you fall to do so, a default map be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the petition
Copies of all court documents In this
case, including orders, are available
at the Clerk of Ihe Circuit Court's of.
fice You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Cour's office notified of your current
address (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Famll p Low Form 12 915 )
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
Clerk's 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.
clouding dismissal or striking uf
pleadings.
Dated 2/9/09
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
310969 BCD 2/19,26,3/5,12/0S



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 08-1061-CA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through the United States Department of
Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a
Farmers Home Administration,
Plaintiff
vs
ROBERT L. MclNTOSH and JOY A McIN-
TOSH, husband and wife, and HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF HENRY
TO ROBERT L McINTOSH and JOY A
MclNTOSH, 0B Palmdale Avenue, La-
Belle, Florida 33935
ROBERT L. McINTOSH and JOY A.
MclNTOSH, 3810 W. Walnut Street
207, Garland, TX 75042-5283
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a morlgape regarding thesl.
lowing properly in Hendry Counly,
Florida:
Lot 8 and the West 1/2 of Lot 7,
PALMDALE SUBDIVISION, as recorded
in Plat Book 1, Page 13, Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on: FREDE-
RICK J MURPHY, JR, Esquire,
Attorneyfor Plaintiff, Boswell & Dunlap
LLP 245 South Central Avenue, Post
Office Drawer 30, Bartow, FL 33831,
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this Notice Of Action,
and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or PettIon.
DATED on this 25th day of Feb, 2009
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PER-
SONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, 1700
MONROE STREET, 3RD FLOOR, FORT
MYERS, FLORIDA 33901, TELEPHONE
(863) 335-2299, WITHIN TWO (2)
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS SUMMONS. IF HEARING IM-
PAIRED, (TODD) 1-800-955-8770, VIA
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk o Circui Court
Post Office Box 1760
LaBelle, FL 33975
By /S/D HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
March 13, 2009
at OOam at 1233 NW Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Dorothy Walker
Bicycle and misc. items.
*Property of Veronica Betlard
Living room furniture, washer,
dryer, and misc. items.
Property of Zoreayne Johnson
Mattress, Living room furniture,
microwave, dresser, salon chair
and misc items
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197,512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LLC holder of the following cerhfcate,
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 assessed
are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1250 2006 1-25-44-32-AOO-0155-0100 GUILLERMO F AGUIAR&
EDUARDO JESUS ALADRO
The North one-half of the West one-half of the South one-haff of the Southeast one-
quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida SUBJECT to an ease-
merit for ingress, egress, & Utildies over and across the West 30 feet thereof Also
known as Lot 607, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rghts not owned by pnor owner
Subject to existing easements and ught of ways of record
All of said property beng in the County of Hendry, State of Flonda,


Administration Wing, LaBelle, Flori-
da, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in
The month of March, which is the 26th day of March, 2009
Dated this 4th day of February, 2009
BarbaraS Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Flonda
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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
S follow' wg

SPOD Box 1029, lewiston, FL 33440, has submit-
'* i , lewal of Water Use Permit 22-00029-W to rngate
1100 acres of agricultural lands te water wil be withdrawn hrom the C-19 Canal
and the project is located in Sections 9,16,21, Township 42 South, Range 32 East
Wheeler Farms Inc (Garlon Grove Ortona) PO Box 2715, Lake Placid, FL 33862,
' ,, i -. Permit 22-00057-W
withdrawn from the
, , Township 42 South,
Range 30 East
interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a wnrfe request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the appli-
cation by wanting to the South Florida Water Management District, Ann Envronmen-
tal Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but
such comments or requests must be received by 5 00 PM within 21 days from the
date of publication
No further public notice will be provided .. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order t proceedings
Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the
Distncts website (www sfwhd gov) and selecting the Applicationtermit Search on
[he ePermitting page Substantially affected persons are entided to request an ad-
ministrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written
request after reviewing the staff report
312661 GCO 3/12/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197,512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT VERDOT VI, LLC holder of the following certii-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certOficate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2755 2006 4-10-43-29-070-2201-0260 AMEERA BREWER
% DENISE BREWER, GUARDIAN
Lot 26, Block 2201, 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 nights not owned by pnor owner
Subject to existing easements and night of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Flonda
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certifllicate will be sold tothe highest bidder atthe Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Flori-
da, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of March, which is the 26th day of March, 2009.
Dated this 4th day of February, 2009 .
Barbarasg Buter
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Flonda
311255 CGS 2/26,3/5,12,19/09


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 hfied said ceraticate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certrcate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3333 2006 4-10-43-29-100-23730070 BERTELA MOORE &
MARILYN J F MOORE &
VANESSAY MOORE
Lot 7, Block 2373, PORT LABELLE UNIT 10, A subdivision according to the plat
hereof recorded in Plat Book
4, Page 17, Public Records of Hendry County, Flonda
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to testing easements and right of ways of record
All of sad property being in the County of Hendry, State of Flonda
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidderatthe Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Flori-
da, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of March, which is the 26th day of March, 2009.
Dated this 4th day of February, 2009


311197 CGS 2/26,3/5,12,19/09


Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Crauit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197,512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT VERDOT VI, LLC holder of the
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which i was as-
sessedare as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3238 2008 4-10-43-29-100-232-050 NORMA LETICIA RODRIGUEZ
GORNEJO, GUSTAVO ADOLFO
CHOTO, JOSE GUILLERMO RIVAS,
AND ISIS ESMERALDA CHOTO
Lot 5, Block 2362, PORT LABELLE UNIT 10, subdivision according to the plat there-
of recorded in lat Book 4, Page 17, Public Records of Hendry County, Flonda
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rghts not owned by pnor owner
Subject to existing easements and night of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Flonda
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, Flori-
da, at 11:00 A.M, on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of March, which is the 26th day of March, 2009
Dated this 4th day of February, 2009
BarbaraS Buler
Clerk of Circut Court
Hendry County, Fonda
311274 CGS 2/26,3/5,12,19/09

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 ied said certicat for a ta1 deed to be issued ereon 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
1186 2006 1-24-44-32-AOO-0011-0100 CAMINITO FOND-ROSE
Lot 5372 The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of ite Southwest one-
quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Flonrida SUBJECT to an ease-
menrt for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof and SUBJECT to an easement
for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by pnor owner
Subject to existing easements and night of ways of record
All of said property hbng in he County of Hendry, State of Flonda
Unless uch certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder atode Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Flori-
da, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of March, which is the 26th day of March, 2009
Dated this 4th day of February, 2009.
Barbaras Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Flonda
311260 CGS 2/26,3/5,12,19/09

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL
Noce is hereby given that the Hendry Couy Public Safety Coordinaeng Council
will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 18,209, a 1T0 AM, at the Hendry
County Staff Conference Room, 1st Floor 165 S Lee Street, Room A-118, La-
Belle, Flonda The meeting is open to he public The meeting site is accessible
by the disabled


such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based
Board of County Commissioaers
of Hendry County, Floida
312861 CB/ON 3/12/09


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NOTICE OF ATTORNEY-CLIENT EXECUTIVE SESSION AND
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND WORKSHOP
n accordance vth section 286011(8), Florida Statutes, the flonda Governmenta
Utility Authonty (FGUA") announces a closed attorney-clent executive session con-
cerning semiement negotatons and strategy related i 1 i expenditures for
pending Iigateon to which the FGUA is a party The I wll hold a public
meeting and planning workshop to which all interested persons are nated The
FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Secton
163 01, Flonda Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus Counly, Ronda,
DeSoto County, Flonda, Hendry County, Flonda, Lee County, Flonda, Pasco County,
Florida PolkCounty, Florida, and the Town of Dundee, Florida The public meeting
will be held at 10'00 AM on March 19,
2009 at the Majestic Golf Course, Crown
Meeting Room,350HomesteadRoad,LehighAcres,FL33936. AtihepubliC
meeting the FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA All cus
tomers of the FGUA, affected property owners, tenants or occupants, and all other
interested persons, shall have an opportunity to be heard and to file wntten corm-
ments with the FGUA If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting such person will need a record
of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verba m record is made, includ-
ing the testimony and eadence upon which the appeal is to be made The attorney-
client session will be held immediate-
I followmg the regular public meeting of
te Board at approximately 10:30 a.m. in
a private meeting room at the same I.-
cation. The following persons will be attending the attorney-client executive ses-
sion Board Chairman Lea Ann Thomas, Board Member Jim Lavender or alternate
Doug Meurer; Board Member Robert Knight, Board Member Judi Kennington-Korf or
alternate Shane Parker, Board Member Michle Baker or alternate Bruce Kennedy,
Board Member Chns Rogers or alternate Bartley Arnngton, Robert Sheets, System
Manager, John Pelham, General Counsel, Heather Encinosa, Utility Counsel and Har-
ryChiles,UtilityCounsel ThePlanningWorkshopwillimmediatelyfollowatthe
same locationasthe regularpublic meeting Inaccordance wdithe Americans


meeting If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at
(877) 552-FGUA or (407) 629-86900
312645 CGS 3/12/09


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I Publ i i


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hidden Lakes Dev Cor the holder of the follow-
ng certilcate, has filed said cerificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The cer-
tIlicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names
n which it was assessed are as follows
Certificate No, 31-2006
Year of Issuance 2006
Desception of property A25-42-28-U01-0001-0030
BIk I Lot3
Unrec Hedden Lakes Ranch
Unit 1 OR 49 PG 492
Total acres 1,01 M/L
Name in which assessed Ennque & Estella Elzondo
All said property being n the County of Glades, State of Fonda
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such cerficate will be sold to the highest bidder in the hallway located at
the South entrance of the Courthouse on the 26th day of March, 2009 at 10 00
o'clock in the morning
Dated this 11th day of February, 2009


310680 GCD 2/19,26,3/5,12/09


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Joe Flint
Clerk of Circuit Court
Glades County, Florida


Pbi I 500


*PUBLIC NOTICE*
*AIRGLADES AIRPORT ADVISORY MEETING*


There will be a Airglades Airport Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday, Apnl 8
2009, at 3 00 p m The meeting will be held at the Airglades Airport boardroom in
Clewiston hAl interested are encouraged to attend For further information, please
contact the Hendry County Engineer's Office at (863) 875-5222 or
(863)-983-1588
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commis-
sioner wdih respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a
S, i i" i i she may need to ensure
Record includes the tes-

Janet Taylor, Char
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
312558 CGS 3/12,19/09


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hidden Lakes Dev Corp, the holder of the follow-
ng certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The cer-
ificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names
in which i was assessed are as follows
Certifcate No 36-2006
Year of Issuance 2006
Oescpton of property A25-42-28-U01-0005-2460
Blk 5 Lot 246
Unrec Hidden Lakes Ranch
Unt 1 OR 49 PG 492
Total acres 1 01 M/L
Namein which assessed Jerry R + Richard L Olson *JTROS*
All said property being in the County of Glades, State of Honda
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, he property de-
scribed in such cerificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the hallway located at
the South entrance of the Courthouse on the 26th day of March, 2009 at 10 00
o'clock in the morning
Dated this 11th day of February, 2009
Joe Flint
Clerk of Circuit Court
Glades County, Flonda


310683 GCD 2/19,26,3/5,12/09

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N i 5005


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verdot VI, LLC holder of the following certificate
has filed said certlicate 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
3223 2006 4-10-43-29-100-2360-0130 Peal Ince
Lot 13, Block 2360, 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 pnor owner
Subject to existing easements and nght of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certiicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property descnbed
in such certificate will be sold tohe highest Fdder atthe Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Flori-
da, at 11:00 A.M on the Fourth Thursday in
the month of March, which is the 26th day of March, 2009
Dated this 4th day of February, 2009
Barbara Bualer
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry Coun, Flonda
311268 CGS 2/26,3/5,12,19/09


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PUBLIC NOTICE
LABELLE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
There will be a LaBelle Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, April
15th, 2009at3 p.m. The meeting wilbeheldatLaBeffeCfyHall, mnthe Commis-
sioners Board Room, located at 481 W Hickpochee Avenue in LaBelle
S i iormation please con-
(863) 983 1588
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry Counry Commisson
with respect to any matter considered at this moaeing, 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 the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
Janet B Taylor Chair
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
310585 CB/CN 2/19/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR
GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.. 22-2008-CA-000164
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC
Plaintiff,
vs.
RALPH CONSTANT; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RALPH CON-
STANT;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
prsuant to a
Moon and Order Resetting foreclo-
sure Sale Date dated the th day of

cud Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in
and for Glades County, Florida, where-
in AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is
the PlainIff and RALPH CONSTANT,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RALPH CON-
STANT, JOHN DOE, JANE DOEAS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are de-

STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF COURT-
HOUSE at the Glades County Court-
house in Moore Haven Florida, at
1100 a m oan the i26th day of March,


LOT 2, BLOCK 25, OF THE
CITY OF
MOORE HAVEN, ACCORDING
TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, OF
THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES
COUNTY FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE,
IF ANY OTHER THAN THE
PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLIAM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
In accordance with the Amencans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disables
persons who, because of their
Disabilities, need special accommoda-
tons to parocipate in this proceeding
should contact the Senior Deputy clerk
Administration whose post office is lo-
cated at the Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112,1700 MONROE
STREET, FT MYERS, FL 33901, Tele-
phone (239)335-2299 of 1
(800)955-8771 (TDD or 1
(800)955-8770 Via f Relay Service,
no later than 5 days prior to the Court
Date
Dated this 3rd day of March, 2009
Joe Riot
Clerk of the Circut Court
By Jenneier Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale. Florda 33309
Phone 954-453-0365
Fax 954-771-6052
Toll Free 800-441-2438
312571 GCO 03/12,19/09








IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, AS
SUCCESSOR SERVICE FOR
GREENPOINT CREDIT LLC,
Plainiff
VS CASE NO 08-928-CA
JUAN A VASQUEZ, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JUAN A VASUEZ, CAROL N
FLOYD, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAR-
OL N FLOYD, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS), MIDLAND
FUNDING NCC-2 CORPORATION,
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENT-
LY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DE-
FENDANTS AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS,
UNKNOWN TENANT #U, UNKNOWN
TENANT #2,
Defenda la(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO CAROL N FLOYD, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CAROL N FLOYD, IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT S), IF
REMARRIED, ANO IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S),
Whose residence are/s unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or o nten defenses, if any, in



telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile
(813) 915-0559, within 30 days of
date of rom publicaon, the nature of
this proceeding bFng a suit for fore-
closure of mortgage against the fol-
lowing described property, to wd
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP
44 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE NORTH
86 DEGREES 26 EAST A DISTANCE
OF 1051 2 FEET, THENCE NORTH 03
DEGREES 51' WEST A DISTANCE OF
450 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, THENCE NORTH 86 DEGREES
26' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 90 FEET
THENCE NORTH 03 DEGREES 51'
WEST A DISTANCE OF 1901 FEET
THENCE SOUTH 86 DEGREES 21'
WEST A DISTANCE OF 90 FEET
THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 1', A
DISTANCE OF 1901 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING SAID PARCEL
LOCATED IN HENDRY COUNTY
FLORIDA
To include a
1999 Fleetcaf Corp,
VIN GAFLR39A02064VH and
68048527
N/K/A
5910 SPENCER ROAD
LABELLE, FL 33935
If you fal to file your answer or written

tered aganrt you for the relief d-
manded in the Complaint or Petiaon
DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this 5th1
day of March, 2009
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By/S/D HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with
the American with
Disabilittes Act of
1990, persons need-
ing a special accom-
modation to partici-
ate in this proceed.
ng should contact
the ASA Coordina-
tor no later than sev-
en (7) days prior to
the proceedings If
hearing impaired, please call
(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or
(800) 955-8770
(voice), via Florida Re-
lay Service.
312915 CN 3/12,19/09


New Hope Baptist




Church in Chalo Nitka




Parade

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Submitted photo
Ms. Brenda's Sunday School Class participated in the Chalo Nitka Parade on Sat-
urday, March 7. They were excited about their new T-shirts if you don't attend
Sunday School please come out and enjoy the fun we have every Sunday from 10
a.m. to 12 p.m. Lunch is provided for those attending along with Bible Lessons,
Crafts and other activities. Children are working on special projects for Easter and
Mother's Day. If you would like more information, please call Ms. Brenda at 863-
946-3731.


Submitted photo
New Hope Baptist Church's float was on full display during Chalo Nitka.


Come grow with us

Saturday, March 7 --
This was New Hope Baptist
Church first time involved in
the Chalo Nitka Parade.
What a great time It was
and we look forward to par-
ticipating again next year.
We hope that everyone
enjoyed the parade and saw
what a great job our folks did
on our float.
A special Thank you to
everyone who participated in
our float.
Special thanks to the fol-


lowing in regards to our float.
Dan Cook use of trailer
and truck Roger Walker Sr.
and Roger Walker Jr. for the
carpentry work.
Ms. Brenda's Sunday
School Children along with
Pamela Osborne, Jennifer
Winifrey, Joyce Branham,
Nina Wright, Diane Winiecke,
Brenda Walker, Ed Winiecke,
Bo Roberts, Roger Walker Sr.,
Darrel Branham and Roger
Walker Jr., for helping with
decorating and participating
in the parade.
The children were proud


to show off their new T-shirts
while riding the float.
Roger Walker Sr. and Bo
Roberts for driving during the
parade.
Bo Roberts for letting us
park the float at his property
to do the final decorating.
Special thanks to our Pas-
tor Darrel Branham and his
wife, Joyce.
After the parade, several
assisted in taking the decora-
tions off float.
Ms. Brenda treated the
children to lunch at Burger
King.


About Abdominal Hernias


By Dr. Darayes
Mobed, General
Surgeon
Hendry Regional Medical
Center
In my last article, we dis-
cussed the inguinal hernia,
which is in the groin area and
is more likely to be found in
men than women.
However, the abdominal
hernia is a generic term that
covers many types of hernias
such as the inguinal hernia,
ventral hernia, and the um-
bilical hernia.
Abdominal hernias are
tears in the wall of the abdo-
men, which allow internal
body parts to move into areas
where they do not belong.

What causes an

Abdominal Hernia?
Most hernias develop in
weak spots of the abdominal
wall.
*Hernias may be present
at birth or develop over time.
*Overweight individu-
als tend to suffer more with
hernias than those without
added weight.
*Genetics, a person's fam-
ily history, can also play a sig-
nificant role in whether one
develops or has a hernia.
*Additionally, lifting heavy
objects may cause a tear or
weakening of the abdomen.
*Coughing or even strain-
ing while using the bathroom
can cause a hernia.
*Hernias can develop at
a point of previous surgical
procedure.
*Or aging can be a factor.

What to watch for.
Often people are not aware
they have a hernia; there is no
pain or discomfort. In these
cases, a hernia can be found
through a swelling or when
an internal organ protrudes
through the abdominal open-
ing.
Some individuals can push


the organ back into place,
without any severe pain. In
other instances, people may
experience severe pain and
may not be able to return the
organ to its original position.

When to contact

your doctor.
If you feel that you have a
hernia, contact your doctor
immediately.
If there is a bulge in your
abdomen that becomes larg-
er, discolored, painful, or if
you are experiencing a fever
or vomiting, it is important
to contact a medical profes-
sional with the following in-
formation:
*Where the bulge is lo-
cated,
*When you first noticed
the bulge,
*Is it always visible, or
does it go away?
*What is the size of the
bulge? Attempt to measure
the diameter or compare to
another object.
*Is there anything that
makes the bulge appear larg-
er or possibly go away?
*Are there other symp-
toms that you have?

What if surgery is

required?
Once an abdominal hernia
occurs, it tends to increase in
size.
Initially, some individuals
choose to keep the abdomi-
nal hernia under control with
a truss.
A truss is a support gar-
ment that is worn like a belt
and keeps the hernia from
protruding.
Ultimately, the only cure
for an abdominal hernia is
surgery.
For most abdominal herni-
as, there are two types of sur-
geries that may be performed
and are relatively simple.
If the hernia is small with
limited pain or discomfort,


the protruding materials can
be returned to their normal
location; a few stitches will
be made in the wall of the ab-
domen, closing the tear.
In instances where the tear
is too large or the area too
weakened, the surgeon will
place a synthetic patch on the
abdominal wall for reinforce-
ment.
Generally, hernia surgery
is performed on an outpatient
basis, and you can return
home on the same day.
You can expect some ten-
derness and discomfort for a
few days before you return to
normal activities.
When the surgery is com-
pleted, there will be restric-
tions on what you can lift, un-
til you are completely healed.
Untreated abdominal her-
nias can lead to severe com-
plications.
If part of the intestine be-
comes trapped outside the
muscles of the abdomen, a
blockage may develop.
In the worst cases, the
blockage can cut off blood
supply to part of the intestine,
ultimately causing this section
of the intestine to die.
Abdominal hernias in chil-
dren, though infrequent, are
often congenital, and need
surgical repair.
However, they do appear
in about 10% of adults, and
surgery is the only cure.
The good news is that
the prognosis for recovery is
excellent if the treatment is
completed in a timely man-
ner.
I will discuss additional
information on hernias in fu-
ture newspaper editions.




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School
Scool news
FCAT preparation tips for
parents:
*Re-Arrange after-school and
evening activities on the days
before each section of the test if
possible.
*Ensure that your child gets
a good night's sleep before the
test.
*Make sure your child has a
nutritious breakfast on test days
(and every day).
*Have your child come to
school prepared with sharpened
pencils and a good eraser.
*Discuss with your child any
test review material that might be
sent home.


*Realize that your child may
seem more tired than usual after
each day of testing.
*Elementary children always
benefit from being read to nightly,
as well as having an opportunity
to read to an adult.
-Express your support and
confidence in your child to do
well on the FCAT.
*Help your child understand
that testing is a part of the instruc-
tional process, and nothing to be
feared.
*Express to your child how
PROUD you are of them for trying
their best!
Upcoming events:
Now to March 18: F-Cat Test-
ing.
March 24: Early dismissal. No
lunch will be served.
March 27: Students will be


taking Spring Pictures.

Clewiston Middle
School
SAC meeting
Clewiston Middle School will
hold a meeting of the School Ad-
visory Council on Tuesday, March
17, in the Conference Room in the
Administration Building. All inter-
ested are invited and encouraged
to attend. This committee meets
monthly and is involved in School
Improvement. Please call 863-
983-1530 for more information.
La pr6xima reunion del Con-
sejo Escolar sera el Martes 17 de
Marzo a las 5:15 p.m. en el Salon
de Conferencias del Edificio de la
Direcci6n. Todos interesados son
bienvenidos para asistir.


Clewiston Christian
School
Upcoming events:
Now to March 31: Registra-
tion for new students.
March 17: Open House Pre-K
from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., K5 Ninth-
grade from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
March 20: Report Cards sent
Home.
March 23 to 27: Spring Break
Have Fun!

Central Elementary
School
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.


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with our Reading Literacy Initiative. The winner of the MP3 player, donated by Beef O'Brady's, was Virthavious Robinson,
pictured with Ms. Kersten Maxson from Beef's and Media Specialist, Mrs. Veronica Roquett. CMS thanks Ms. Maxson and
Beef O'Brady's for their generous donation to purchase books for the students and encourage reading at our school.


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CHS Cheerleaders perform at CES FCAT Rally
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March 28, 2009 at Osceola Middle School
in Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the
meeting being to elect trustees and hear
annual officers' reports.
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The Church Seasons, and the Lenten Season


By The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Church calendars help keep
worship from being repetitive
and provide a variety of themes
around which people can grow
in different parts of belief.
Best of all, they can give a se-
quence of unfolding events in the
growth and revelation of what
faith is really about.
If there is no organized reli-
gious plan or calendar, worship
can become "same-old-same-
old" and get monotonous or re-
flect limits of understanding of
the breadth and depth of what
faith has to offer.
There is more to it than hear-
ing pet peeves or having some-
one grind axes over and over and
over.
There is a certain tempo in


worship and Church celebrations
throughout the year; it can add
variety and zest to Sunday morn-
ings.
Everyone knows about Christ-
mas in December and Easter in
the Spring, but there are other
special times to commemorate,
each with something to add to
experiencing and understanding
what faith can give.
This season is the season of
Lent in many Church calendars.
It is for preparation for Easter,
for getting ready for the great-
est of Christian holidays (no, not
Christmas Easter! the message
of resurrection and the promise
that we will participate in it with
the One who has gone before).
As with any great event, you
prepare for it first.
A special meal with friends?
You don't overindulge before
getting together!


A special gathering of your
baseball team?
You may wish to practice be-
fore getting on the field.
So too with our spiritual life;
getting ready makes the special
times all the more meaningful.
For centuries people prepared
for Easter by their acts of devo-
tion and concentrating on doing
something special as a prelude
to the great celebration on Easter
morning.
The would add something to
their daily devotional schedules
and prayers, give up something
so that someone else might enjoy
a little better life, attend a Bible
study group,, take on a project.
(Sometimes it was time to begin a
diet something done in the name
of religious that should have been
done anyway!).
There are Biblical examples.
Jesus went off to Gethsemane


to pray before He faced arrest, tri-
al, condemnation, execution and
finally resurrection.( e.g. Matthew
26:36ff) He takes forty days in the
wilderness after His baptism and
before He begins His earthly min-
istry (Matthew 4:lff, Mark 1:12-
13, Luke 4:1ff).
These times of preparedness
are for facing spiritual tempta-
tions and resolving to win out
over them.
They set the stage for great
things to come. Christians ever
afterward have taken forty days
before Easter as a time to follow
the example given to us.
This season, Lent, is one of
those times; we get ready for a
great event by facing things that
could detract us first.
The word "Lent" comes from
the old English word for "Length-
en" and was related to the time
when the days of the year grew


longer as winter was coming to
an end.
Little by little, more light would
come with each morning, a sign
that a greater light would come
into the world at Easter and things
would get brighter and brighter
for humanity.
It is in our getting ready for
special occasions that we make
them even more special.
As we save our appetites for a
big banquet; so we can hone up
on our spiritual selves before a
great spiritual occasion.
Like Christmas, a joyful occa-
sion just doesn't "happen" with-
out lots of preparation first, We
purchase the gifts, do the shop-
ping, pick out a tree, decorate the
house, plan to be with friends; all
days before then actual event.
Easter should be the same for
us too; only on a more spiritual
plane and that's what Lent is


about.
Like other times, occasions,
and things we share; we get out of
them what we put in (and maybe
even more sometimes).
May this pre-Easter season be
for us all a special time of getting
ready, and make the Lord's Resur-
rection celebration be a great and
glorious occasion for everyone.


Stand firm in your faith, or you will not stand


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
"I looked for a man among
them who would build up the
wall and stand before me in the
gap on behalf of the land so I
would not have to destroy it, but I
found none." (Ezekiel 22:30)
There's a common saying go-
ing around today, "If you don't
stand for anything, then you will
stand for nothing." The prophet
Isaiah stated it this way, "If you do
not stand firm in your faith, you
will not stand at all."
Hearers must become doers.
The faith we proclaim with
our Sunday morning affirmations
has to be evident in our Monday
morning lives.
Evil flourishes when the good
do nothing.
"Theologian Martin Niembller
was imprisoned by the Nazis in
1937.
He stated that when the Nazis
attacked the Communists in 1933,
he was a little uneasy, but he was
not a Communist, and so he did
nothing.
They continued as other
groups were targeted, but still he
did nothing.
And then they attacked the
Church, and he was a Church-
man, and he did something -- but
then it was too late."
In looking back over the ex-
perience, he composed the fol-


lowing poem: "They came first
for the Communists, and I didn't
speak up because I wasn't a
Communist. And then they came
for the trade unionists, and I
didn't speak up because I wasn't
a trade unionist. And then they
came for the Jews, and I didn't
speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for me. And by
that time there was no one left to
speak up."
Evil flourishes when the good
do nothing.
If we do not stand firm in our
faith, we will not stand at all.
In our confession of faith, we
say, "I believe that Jesus is the
Christ, the Son of the Living God,
and I accept Him as Lord of my
life."
And when we pray the Lord's
Prayer, we pray, "Thy kingdom
come, Thy will be done, on earth
as it is in heaven."
We say all of these wonderful
things, but what do with we do
with them?
There's a big difference be-
tween what is going on out there
and what should be going on out
there.
There's a big difference be-
tween what people are interested
in and what they should be inter-
ested in.
The world's question is, "What
is this world coming to?"
The church's question is
"What is coming to this world?"


Will God's chosen instrument,
the church, bring Christ to this
coming world?
There are times when God
meets our need to be comforted
and strengthened.
But there are also times when
God knows that our greater need
is to have our thinking challenged,
our faith examined, our lifestyle
called into question.
A time when we are called to
put our faith into action and stand
in the gap.
Jesus doesn't call us to walk
on water.
He did that.
Jesus doesn't call us to change
water into wine.
He did that.
Jesus doesn't call us to multi-
ply loaves and fishes.
He did that.
Jesus does call us to believe in
God.
Jesus can't do that for us. Je-
sus does call us to trust God.
Jesus can't do that for us.
And Jesus does call us to love
one another and stand firm in our
faith and to make a difference.
Evil flourishes when the good
do nothing.
Hearers must at last become
doers. The faith we proclaim
on Sunday mornings has to be
evident in our Monday morning
lives.
Added note: On Saturday,
March 21, we as a community


will have a chance to stand and
make a statement.
People are encouraged to
gather at 10 a.m. across from the
old sub station at the corner of El
Paso and Francisco in Clewiston,
for a Unity March Against Vio-
lence.
The plans are to march through
several troubled neighborhoods


and conclude with a rally at the
Elk's park on Francisco.
We love our community and
want to claim it for the Light. This
is one of several efforts to let cer-
tain elements know that we are
not going to just sit by and let
them corrupt our youth.
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An essay: If I were the Devil


By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist
First Christian Church
Our nation will be strong only
as long as it is convinced of the
validity of he Bible as the eternal
message from God. The strength
of the nation is found in the com-
mitment and obedience to the
Bible as the inspired and authori-
tative Word of God.
A noted newscaster once
wrote the things that would lead
to the destruction of our beloved
nation. He titled if "If I Were The
Devil" and this is what he said:
If I were the Devil:
I would gain control of the
most powerful nation in the
world.
I would delude their minds
into thinking that they had come
from man's effort instead of God's
blessings;
I would promote an attitude
of loving things and using people,
instead of the other way around;
I would up entire states into

Religion briefs

Catfish Mullet dinner
St. Martins Episcopal Church
in Clewiston will host a catfish
or mullet dinner with cole slaw,
beans or grits, hush puppies, tea
or coffee, all for donations of just
$7. The meal will be served from
11 a.m. until 2 p.m. as a Com-
munity Outreach Fundraiser on
Saturday, March 14 at 207 North
WC. Owen Avenue, Clewiston.
For more information, please call
863-983-7960.

Sacrifice Something
for our Jesus
Yard Sale
On Saturday, March 14 Evan-
gel Assembly Outreach Center
will have a yard sale from 7 a.m.
to 11 a.m.
This yard sale will be held at
350 South Berner Road. Lots and
Lots of Items for sale


relying on gambling for their state
revenue;
I would convince people that
character is not an issue when it
comes to leadership;
I would make it legal to take
the life of unborn babies;
I would make it socially ac-
ceptable to take one's own life,
and invent machines to make it
convenient;
I would cheapen human life as
much as possible, so that the lives
of animals are valued more than
human beings;
I would take God out of
schools, where even the mention
of His name was grounds for a
lawsuit;
I would get control of the me-
dia, so that every night I could
pollute the minds of every family
member for my agenda;
I would attack the family, the
backbone of any nation;
I would make divorce accept-
able and easy, even fashionable,
because if the family crumbles, so


Church on Sunday, March 15 at
4 p.m.
Sue hails from Coral Springs,
Fla. where she has inspired thou-
sands through her testimony and
music.
Be prepared to be lifted up to
the heavens and listen to the in-
spired word of God through her
ministry.
There is no charge for the con-
cert but a free-will offering will be
taken.
For more information, you
may contact Pastor David Broad-
bent at 561-308-7654.

Fish Fry Dinners on
Friday at St. Joseph
the Worker Church
St. Joseph the Worker Church
is having Fish Fry Dinners every
Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dinners include fried fish, hush
puppies, a vegetable, dessert and
tea, for a donation of $7.
Eat there or take home.


Sue Somer Concert hrift shop open
at Canal Point United Thrift Church of Godpen
Methodist Church at Church of God
Sue Somer will hold a concert of Prophecy
at Canal Point United Methodist The Church of God of Proph-


does the nation;
I would compel people to ex-
press their most depraved fanta-
sies on canvas and movie screens,
and I would call it Art;
I would convince the world
that people are born homosexu-
als and that their lifestyles should
be accepted and marveled;
I would convince the people
that right and wrong are deter-
mined by a few who call them-
selves authorities, and refer to
their agenda as politically correct;
I would persuade people that
the church is irrelevant and out of
date, and that the Bible is for the
naive;
I would dull the minds of
Christians to make them believe
that prayer is not important and
that faithfulness and obedience
are optional.
I guess I would leave things
pretty much the way they are
right now!


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

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


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than you have had at any time,"
she said.
The EDC could play a vital part
in advocating the widening of S.R.
80, for example, or tapping into
the five million people on either


coast. The EDC could adopt the
inland port -- a plan to route com-
mercial activity through U.S. 27 --
and support increased economic
activity at Airglades Airpark.
Ms. Watermeier points to the
county's high unemployment
rate, 10.5 percent, but reminded
commissioners that is an address-
able problem.
"Why are companies not com-


ing here?" she encouraged lead-
ers to consider.
The county should be ready to
stake its investment in the EDC,
she said. Providing a ballpark fig-
ure of $140,000 for staff ($75,000
for an EDC director), and addition-
al funding needed for overhead,
professional fees and market and
research, Ms. Watermeier said
that roughly $275,000 is needed


to operate the group.
Of the amount, it is possible
that $150,000 can be secured from
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, she said, $75,000
from the county, $15,000 from
Clewiston and LaBelle each, as
well as $20,000 from EDC mem-
bers and new members.
Funding can be viewed either
as a cost or an investment, the


speaker contended.
After the workshop, during
its regular meeting, the Hendry
County board of commissioners
voted to move forward with re-
fund the council.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached at jzaragoza@newszap.
corn.


Assistant Health Director Appointed


Hendry and Glades
County Health
Departments

LaBelle The Hendry and
Glades County Health Depart-
ments would like to announce the
appointment of Jennifer Hood as
the Assistant Community Health
Nursing Director, effective Febru-
ary 20, 2009.
"Jennifer brings a broad base
of clinical expertise to this posi-
tion. Her combination of knowl-
edge and leadership will be a
benefit to the department." stated
Pat Dobbins, Administrator for
the Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments.
Jennifer Hood holds a Bach-
elor's and a Master's of Science
Degree in Nursing from the Uni-



Red Cross
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to more quickly respond to local
disasters because it's in the cen-
ter of the territory covered by the
Lakeside Communities' Service
Center.
The facility will also signifi-
cantly decrease the operating ex-
penses of the local Chapter, more
efficiently using the donor dollar.
The new 860 square foot lo-
cation includes two offices and
a classroom meeting space. The
Service Center delivers life-saving
programs to Glades and Hendry
counties and parts of Palm Beach
County, including the communi-
ties of Belle Glade, Clewiston, La-
belle, Moore Haven, Pahokee and
South Bay.
The Service Center, former-


Submitted to INI
Jennifer Hood was recently ap-
pointed as the assistant commu-
nity health nursing director for the
Glades and Hendry County Health
Departments.


versity of Florida.


Practitioner.
Ms. Hood has worked
in hospital settings as well
as public health.
She has spent the last
8 years with the Hendry
and Glades County Health
Departments as a clini-
cian providing a variety of
services which include pri-
mary care and family plan-
ning.
She is also a member of
the Florida Association of
Public Health Nurses.
Ms. Hood is a native
Floridian.
She has lived in Hen-
dry County for almost ten
years and her family con-


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sists of husband, Justin
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She is also a Family Nurse Ashlyn age 5.


ly known as the Glades Area
Branch, first opened on Novem-
ber 21, 1989 and was the vision of
Mrs. Irvin Zumpf, a benefactress
of the Red Cross, and Mr. Richard
Turner.
Turner, a member of the Red
Cross Board of Directors, saw a
need to improve services to resi-
dents living in Florida's western
communities.
Of the Grand Opening and
Ribbon Cutting, Debbie McDuffie,
Branch Manager of the Lakeside
Communities' Service Center
said, "I am glad the Red Cross
has grown over time to have a
strong presence in the tri-county
area." She continued, "Commu-
nity members have confidence
in the American Red Cross as we
continue to help local residents
prevent, prepare for and respond
to emergencies."
The new facility may be


reached at 863-902-1220. There
is also a local volunteer-operated
Red Cross satellite office in Belle
Glade at 802 SW 16th Street.
About the American Red Cross:
For over 90 years, the Greater Palm
Beach Area Chapter of the American
Red Cross which includes Glades,
Hendry, Okeechobee and Palm
Beach counties, has provided relief
to victims of disasters at home and
abroad, taught lifesaving skills,
and supported military members
and families. The American Red
Cross, a charity and not a govern-
ment agency, depends on voluntary
contributions of time and money to
perform its humanitarian mission.
To learn more about the work of the
Red Cross in the local community,
or to make a donation, please call
561-833-7711 or visit www.redcross-
pbc.org.


Healh be documented and provided to a rural community.
ea rlthH the State Office of Rural Health. He said, "There are limited
Again, this upcoming session
Continued From Page 1 will allow local people the chance medical providers, transportation
participate," Cudworth stated. to highlight their identified health- issues, and many uninsured indi-
Dpariciepa my, an UPro-care concerns as they relate to viduals within our service area.
Dr. Gail Bellamy, an FSU Pro- our rural area.
fessor, will be facilitating and Craig Cudworth described the Let the State of Florida hear your
leading the discussions. unique challenges related to the voice on healthcare issues; join
The information gathered will delivery of healthcare services in the community on March 13."

u' It takes all of this and more to handed last week. It is thought
Bu rgla e S keep a neighborhood secure, De- that the suspect has been involved
tective Colburn said. in numerous burglaries.
Continued From Page 1 It's as simple as not letting The detective did not provide
He hopes that residents will your guard down. specifics, as the case remains
e hopes that residents will "This is a small county and under investigation, but signaled
exercise common sense if ap- many people are still under the that the arrest carries the hope
preached by persons attempting impression that these things don't that others may follow.
to sell them something that is happen," he said. "We hope it will open up more
"too good to be true." Dealing in The question of who might doors for us," said Detective Col-
stolen property is as serious an of- be responsible for committing so burn.
fense as committing the burglary many burglaries is not clear. The officer means that figura-
itself. The department believes it is tively, and not in the literal sense.
The police department also dealing with several groups, per- For more information, or to re-
provides a free home inspection haps three or four, with at least port a suspicious person, you are
service to residents who are trav- two individuals involved in each. urged to contact the Clewiston
eling out of town for several days "Somebody might have moved Police Department at 863-983-
at a time. Officers check up on the in who, this is their bit," said De- 1474.
homes to make sure everything tective Colburn. News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
is alright -- a strong deterrent for The department recently made reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
criminals, an arrest, catching a suspect red- com.


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Continued From Page 1

Proceeds will be used to pay
Tom's bills.
The benefit will be held on
Saturday, March 28 starting at 12
p.m.
For further information you
may contact the VFW Post 4185,
501 S. Francisco St. in Clewiston at
863-983-9748.

St. Patrick's Day din-
ner
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post
4185 will be serving a St. Patrick's
Day dinner on Tuesday, March 17
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The menu is: corned beef, cab-
bage, potatoes, onions and carrots
and dessert $7 donation. You can
eat in or take out or call the Post to
place your order.
There will be no dinner served
on Wednesday, March 18 that
week.
The weekly Wednesday night
dinners will resume on March 25.
The VFW Post is located at 501 S.
Francisco St., Clewiston.
For further information please
call us at 863-983-9748.


Campbell and
Frances Nall
Scholarship Golf Tour-
nament
The Rotary Club of Clewiston
will hold its 22nd annual Camp-
bell and Frances Nail Scholarship
Golf Tournament, Saturday, March
21 at the Clewiston Golf Course.
Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. and
play will commence at 9 a.m. The
deadline for registration is 12 p.m.
Friday, March 20.
Register now at the Clewiston
Golf Club, 863-983-1448.

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 limited please pre-
register by March 23.
To register please call 863-983-
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 Cen-


ter.
Ages 16 and older, cost is $150
per person.
To sign up please call 863-983-
1492 or for more information.

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
863-983-2390 to volunteer.


Contact the Health Department to register (863) 674-4041

Comcast announces the following changes to the channel
lineup for customers in the communities of Okeechobee,
Belle Glade / Pahokee, Clewiston and
each of its surrounding areas:


Effective April 15, 2009, Music Choice will be making the
changes to the Music Choice lineup:


Music Choice Channels
70's
80's
90's
Adult Alternative
Alternative
Americana no longer offered
Bluegrass no longer offered
Blues
Classic Alternative
Classic Country
Classic Rock
Classical Masterpieces
Contemporary Christian
Dance / Electronica (Merge of Dance and Electronica)
Easy Listening
Gospel
Hip-Hop and R&B
Hip-Hop Classics
Hit List
Jazz
Kidz Only!
Light Classical
Metal
Mexicana
MixTape
Musica Urbana
Opera no longer offered
Party Favorites
Pop Hits (was Adult Top 40)
Pop Latino
R&B Classics (was Classic R&B)
R&B Soul


Reggae
Retro Rock (Merge of Arena Rock and


Retro-Active)


Rock
Rock en Espanol no longer offered
Romances
Showcase no longer offered
Show Tunes no longer offered
Singers & Swing
(Merge of Big Band & Swing and Singers & Standards)
Smooth Jazz
Soft Rock (was Lite Hits)
Solid Gold Oldies
Sounds of the Seasons
Soundscapes
Stage & Screen
Throwback Jamz (was R&B Hits)
Today's Country
Toddler Tunes
Tropicales (was Salsa y Merengue)
True Country


REALLY COST?

nt-a-pack increase
tiarts April 1, 2009.


following


NEW Ch #
823
822
821
818
816
N/A
N/A
837
817
831
812
840
832
804
839
810
802
806
801
836
827
841
815
845
803
842
N/A
825
820
843
808
809
805
811
813
814
N/A
846
N/A
N/A

838
835
819
824
833
834
826
807
829
828
844
830


OLD Ch #
828
827
826
815
816
848
805
832
NEW!
804
814
841
839
818 & 819
835
840


824
821
843
807
808
810
833
813 & 817
812
847
NEW!
825
838

836 & 837
830
820
829
802
834
NEW!
809
803
NEW!
845
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