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Place of Publication: Clewiston, Fla.
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Publication Date: March 26, 2009
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Clewiston News


Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928
Volume 83, Number 37 Thursday, March 26, 2009


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News in

briefs

10th Annual Sugar
Festival Bass
Tournament
The 10th Annual Sugar
Festival Bass Tournament will
take place on Sunday, April 26
at the Clewiston public boat
ramp. Sign-ups will begin that
morning at 5 a.m. Weigh-in will
take place at Roland and Mary
Ann Martin's Marina. Please
call Clewiston Bass Anglers for
more information about sign-
ups or any other concerns at
863-983-0544, 863-677-0162 or
863-885-1684.

Sweet Taste Of
Sugar Recipe
Contest
Calling all cooks! Recipes are
now being received for the 2009
Sweet Taste of Sugar contest to
i i i .. Festival on
Sii Categories
are cakes, candies, cookies/
brownies, pies, sweet breads/
pastries, sweet creations, and
youth. New this year: Everyone
will get a chance to sample the
entries at 10:30 a.m. More priz-
es, and no limit on the number
of entries! Recipe forms avail-
able by request at Sweettaste@
embarqmail.com, or can be
picked up at the Clewiston
Library, the Chamber of Com-
merce, or by downloading
from the Events and Festivals
listing at www.Clewiston.org.
Call 863-983-5269 for more in-
formation.

BBQ benefit
The VFW Men's Auxiliary
will be having a BBQ Benefit
for Tom Wallace whose wife,
Andrea, 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. Pro-
ceeds 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.

Baby sitting course
The American Red Cross will
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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
To register please call 863-
983-1492.

Lake Level

12.32

feet
above sea
level

Index
Classifieds ........... 5
O pinion ........... . 4
School .............. 9
O bits . . . . . . . 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Submitted to INI
Emilio and Isabel Rodriguez have shared many memories in the 60 years since they
were married. The two met one fateful day in New York City, and were married just three
months later.


In sickness and in health


They would have a child, and
move down to Florida. finally
settling in Clewiston. They spent
the majority of their lives here,
constructed a home, and watched
their family grow.
He shares their secret: "Mar-
riage has to be two people who
understand each other and con-
fide in each other," said Mr.
Rodriguez. "For us, 60 years,
I think that's sufficient time to
understand who you are and who
she is, don't you think?"
Plates of all odd shapes and
designs are featured on a wall in
the couple's kitchen. The oddi-
ties grabbed Emilio's attention
recently, as he sat in the liv-
ing room and glanced over at
them -- remembering all of the
places they had visited and had
acquired the souvenirs.
"We've lived a long life, but
a happy one," he said. "They are
so many memories that the brain
starts to remember them all."
Old age is not without its
dangers, and, when on occasion
a younger woman has managed
to wile one of his friends, he has
simply shaken his head and won-
dered how easily they have been
able to forget.
Because he cannot.
When he worked, Emilio
remembers he handed his wife
his check on payday, and she
would take care of everything
else: the finances, the house,
their child.
"She was the first woman in
my life who gave me all of her
love and attention," he said.
Now, he highlights the impor-


tance of what she did for him so
many years.
Isabel is in the first stages of
Alzheimer's and suffers from
arthritis. She is sick, he said, and
simply can't do what she used to.
So Emilio wakes in the morn-
ings to tend to the house, to tend
to his wife.
"I'm the one who looks after
her. takes her to the doctor,
because if I didn't, poor thing,"
he said.
He knows she would have
done the same.
He still kisses her -- the pile
of photographs providing suffi-
cient evidence of that.
Glossy, color pictures show
them as they are, while faded
pictures, barely visible, records
their 20s in sepia.
"In those times, everything
was black and white," he said.
They still have endearing
terms for each other, although
those, too, have changed with
time.
He calls her "vieja." She calls
him "viejo."
Old man, and old woman.
After so many years -- despite
the wrinkles that would form on
their faces -- to him, her eyes
have never changed.
As she might lie in bed on
some quiet day, he finds himself
approaching her to comfort her;
to look again into her eyes and
remember the world he lived
alongside hers.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached at jzaragoza@newszap.
corn.


Emilio and Isabel
Rodriguez find
comfort,
understanding
in each other

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- Emilio
looked into her eyes to imagine a
world alongside hers.
He was a confident young
man when he first saw Isabel in a
New York cafe in the late 1940s.
She sat crying to herself.
He still remembers what
drew his attention to the young
woman: "Sus ojos. Su cara."
Her eyes. Her face.
He walked up to her, and tried
to comfort her.
Both were recent immigrants
from Cuba, fresh out of high
school and curious to see what
the world outside of their island
held.
According to Emilio, trav-
eling to New York or to Miami
from Cuba before the Castro
revolution was much like taking
a vacation for most twentysome-
things.
For her, the transition was
much harder than she had antici-
pated. The reason why she cried
to herself in that lonely corner of
the cafe was because of it.
She missed Cuba and the
acquaintances she had left
behind.
They were married just three
months after they met.


format

Independent Newspapers,
publishers of the Clewiston
News, announced plans to
convert the size of its six com-
munity newspapers from the
traditional broadsheet format
to a new "compact" format.
Readers will see the change
in format beginning with next
week's editions.
The biggest change, said
Tom Byrd, the company's vice
president of operations, will be
in the size of the page.
"The width of the page re-
mains relatively the same, but
the height of the page will be
reduced from 22 inches to 12
inches," said Mr. Byrd.
The new format is meant to
appeal to readers and advertis-
ers, in addition to being more
efficient and environmentally
responsible. "We're confident
readers will find the new mod-
ular format convenient to read
and much more attractive,"
said Mr. Byrd.
"Advertisers will immediate
ly notice that their ads stand out
more and they will see greater


change

impact from their ads in this
new format," added Mr. Byrd.
The compact size also pro-
vides more opportunity for
more color throughout the
newspaper. Each newspaper's
commitment to local news re-
mains the same.
"We will continue to be the
No. I source for local news in
each of the communities we
serve," stated Mr. Byrd. "We're
confident our new-and-im-
proved newspapers, along with
our existing online community
sites, allow us to be the leader
in local news."
Independent Newspapers
also publishes the Glades
County Democrat, The Sun, The
Immokalee Bulletin, The Caloo-
sa Belle, and the Okeechobee
News. The Okeechobee News
publishes three times a week.
Editor's note: Tom Byrd is
vice president of operations
for Independent Newspapers,
Inc. Tom welcomes your com-
ments and suggestions and
can be reached at FLpublish-
er@newszap.corn.


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for inland port


Informative
discussion held in
the Glades

By Nina G. Wills
Special to INI
The Port of Palm announced
it is moving forward to estab-
lish a 3,500-acre Inland Logis-
tics Center (ILC) in the south-
ern Lake Okeechobee region at
a community meeting in South
Bay on Fri. March 20.
The industrial and commer-
cial center would include ware-


houses and would serve as a
distribution hub for cargo.
According to Port authori-
ties, the center would also cre-
ate thousands of jobs for resi-
dents a welcomed reprieve
from the area's economic de-
cline.
Over 100 people attended
the forum including city leaders
and commissioners from Belle
Glade, Pahokee, and South
Bay.
"We are planning for the
future growth of western Palm
See Port Page 12


Man killed in rollover accident


Driver walks away
from the scene;
officials in search
for the man

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- Officials
with the Florida Highway Patrol
are searching for a person of
interest in connection with an
automobile accident that left
one person dead.
The accident was reported
to 911 at approximately 6:45
a.m. on Tuesday.
It happened on C.R. 845
and C.R. 833 in Hendry County,
near Ocean Boy Farms.
Responding officers came
across the accident scene, find-
ing a 1998 Nissan van which
had rolled over.


The vehicle was carrying six
individuals when the driver, 29-
year-old Rodolfo Nunez-Velas-
co, lost control of it, according
to information released by the
Florida Highway Patrol.
The vehicle w'v hytrdin"
south on C.R. 835' i. .. .1 i,
ed off the roadway onto the
westbound shoulder, according
to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The driver overcorrected
and maneuvered the van back
onto the roadway, traveling
across both lanes, before the
vehicle struck a utility pole and
overturned.
Of the six, one man, 26-
year-old Manuel Gomez Santis
was fatally injured.
Emergency workers were
unable to help the man, who
was pronounced dead at the
scene.
According to reports, three
others were also flown from


the scene with serious injuries,
including Reyna Gonzalez, 18,
Marcelina Gonzalez, 21 and
Abelito Morlas, 22.
All occupants and the driver
are listed as residents of Clewis-
ton.
The driver is said to have
suffered only minor injuries to
his right arm and face. Nunez-
Velasco reportedly walked
away while investigators gath-
ered information and emer-
gency workers attended to the
injured.
When he was last spotted,
Nunez-Velasco was wearing
blue jeans and a gray shirt.
Officers have identified him
as a person of interest.
If you have any information
regarding the crash or the lo-
cation of Mr. Velasco, you are
urged to contact the Florida
Highway Patrol at 239-938-
1800.


Submitted photo
Over 300 people gathered in Clewiston on Saturday,
March 21, for a Community Unity March against violence.
People divided into two groups to walk through several
neighborhoods before meeting together again at the Elk's
park on Francisco Street for a rally and concert.


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Kathryn McDaniel and Donnie Ray Yates will be joined in
marriage on Feb. 13, 2010.


David and Kathy McDaniel
of Clewiston are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Kathryn McDaniel to
Donnie Ray Yates of Okeecho-
bee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Donnie and Donna Yates
and stepmother, Cathy Yates of
Okeechobee.
The wedding is planned for
Feb. 13, 2010 at McDaniel Ranch
in Clewiston.


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Customers may also request pho-
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Annette Marie
Andrews Jaber, 26
MADISONVILLE, Tenn. Annette
Marie Andrews Jaber, of Madison-
ville, passed away Wednesday,
March 18, 2009, in Fort Sanders Re-
gional Medical Center, Knoxville.
She was 26.
She is survived by a hti ,--
la Marie Jaber; pare'., I- i..
Layne and Brenda Andrews of Madi-
sonville; Pearline and Alvaro (Papi)
Verela of Metarie, La., grandmoth-
ers, Dorothy Andrews of Clewiston,
Fla., and Jeanette Andrews of Chaun


The bride to be is a 2004
graduate of Clewiston High
School.
She (c, ,,1 i i ,n i.1 at-
tending 1 i r,, -1 I ,,,i I ,,ver-
sity with a major in education.
The groom is a 2002 gradu-
ate of Okeechobee High School
and is employed as a supervisor
with H&H LSD.
After the wedding, the cou-
ple will make their home in
Okeechobee.


vin, La.; half brother, Nicolas Verela
of Metarie, La.; step-sisters, Sabrina
Pitts of Madisonville, Aujulissa Vere-
la; step-brother, Alvaro Verela IlI,
both of Metare, La.; several aunts,
uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by
grandfather, Clyo Andrews Sr.; and
uncle, David Clyo Andrews Jr.
Funeral services were Sunday,
March 22, 2009, in Biereley-Hale
Chapel. The Rev. Murice Watson of
ficiated. Burial was in Haven Hill Me-
morial Gardens.
Ray Earnest Lee, 77
CLEWISTON Ray Earnest Lee,
of Clewiston, passed away March
21, 2009, in Clewiston. He was 77.
He was born April 22, 1931, in
West Palm Beach, the son of the late
Clarence Melvin and the late Hilda
Anna (Wilder) Lee of Lake Harbor.


Submitted photo
Riley Reece Sutton was born Jan. 26, 2009 in Fort My-
ers.


Shane and Katrina Sutton of
Clewiston, Fla. are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Riley Reece Sutton.
She was born on January 26,
2009 at Healthpark in Fort My-
ers, Fla.
She weighed 7 pounds 8
ounces and was 20 inches long
at birth.


Riley was welcomed home
by Kalei and Landon Sutton.
Maternal grandparents are
Jerry and Heather Worth of
Clewiston, Fla.
Paternal grandparents are
Steve and Kim Abowd of Clewis-
ton, Fla.
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He was a graduate of Belle Glade
High School.
He served during Korean Conflict
in the Navy. He was a graduate and
master barber from the Florida Bar-
ber College. He was a Barber-Ranch-
er, owning and operating Ray's
Barber Shop until retirement in
2001.
He was a member of First United
Methodist Church-Clewiston, Hend-
ry County Cattleman's Assn., and the
American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Mary
Lois (Hawkins) Lee; sons, Joe Ray
Lee of Clewiston, John Michael Lee
(Alicia) of Moore Haven; daughter,
Kathryn Caulkins (Jeff) of Clewiston;
brother, Robert C. Lee(Elaine) of
Hollywood; sisters, Betty J. Lee of
Clewiston, Wanda Lee of Watkins-
ville, Ga.; grandchildren, Trevor
Caulkins of Starkville, Miss., Kamryn


Caulkins of Orlando, Brandon Caul-
kins of Clewiston, Alaina Lee and
Austin Lee both of Moore Haven.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at First
United Methodist Church, Clewiston
with Pastor John Hicks officiating.
Interment followed in Ridgelawn Ce-
metery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to Hope Hospice, 9470
HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL
33908 or Florida United Methodist
Children's Home, P.O. Box 6299,
Deltona, FL 32728.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home-Clewiston.


Glades County Youth Livestock Sale Results


The Exhibitor's hard work
paid off as their livestock were
auctioned off to the highest bid-
ders by auctioneer Brian Trimble.
The Sale total was $155,138.50.
All of the exhibitors, and Glades
County Youth Livestock would
like to thank all the buyers. Listed
below are the sale results;
Exhibitor's name, buyer, and
price per pound are as follows:
Steers
1. Austin Lee, Glades Electric
Cooperative, Inc., $5
2. Warner Ward, Wright Con-
struction Group, $$4.25
3. Kendra Murphy, Wolf Island,
Inc., $3
4. Jake Griffin, Griffin Electric
& Air Conditioning, $3
5. Caitlyn Morris, Farm Credit
of Southwest Florida, $2
6. Sarah Thomas, Quality Elec-
tric, $2
7. Brooks Bass, Wolf Island,
Inc., $2
8. Kristen Bembry, First Bank
of Clewiston, $1.75
9. Amy Perry, Everglades Farm
Equipment & Palmdale Oil Co.,
$3.25
10. Dustin Chapman, Okeecho-
bee Livestock Market, $$2.50
11. Ryan Story, Brighton Coun-
cil, $2.75
12. Hunter Ward, Seminole
Tribe Richard Bowers, President,
$2
13. Easton Moss, Seminole
Tribe Brighton Board, $3
14. Brittany Driggers, U Save
Super Market, $2
15. Melany Williams, Seminole
Tribe Brighton Board, $1.75
16. Macy Randolph, Seminole
Tribe Brighton Council, $2
17. Alaina Lee, United States
S. .. L I i Wright Con-
struction Group, $$2.50
19. Sara Teele, Seminole Tribe
Richard Bowers, President, $2.25
20. Alexis Story, Seminole
Tribe Brighton Council, $2
21. Dustin Thomas, Seminole
Tribe Brighton Board & Thomas
Wood & Block, $2
***Goolades Electric Coopera-
tive raised all steers to $$2.50 per
pound.
Dairy
22. Jesse Espinosa, Espinosa
LandC ..... .
23. I 1 11 .i, Jack &
Janice Lundy, $$2.50


24. Kelsey Ahern, Ahern Weld-
ing Service, $$3.75
25. Megan Whitehead, Gilbert
Chevrolet, $3
26. Noah Johnson, Everglades
Farm Equipment, $2
27. Conner Morris, Ahern's BP
Shop, $2.25
28. Chloe Ahern, Ahern Weld-
ing Service, $$3.75
29. Jennifer Arnold, Wolf Is-
land, Inc., $2.75
30. Destiny Everett, Perry
Farms, $2.75
31. Blane Hough, Seacoast Na-
tional Bank, $3
32. Hannah Smith, Gilbert
Chevrolet, $3
34. Jessica Smith, Palmdale Oil
Co, $$2.50
35. Brantley Woodward, Ever-
glades Farm Equipment, $2.25
36. Olivia Everett, Ahern's BP
Shop, $2.25
37. Devyn Arnold, U Save Su-
per Market, $3
38. Matthew Smith, Johnson &
Prewitt, $2.75
39. Skye Schlueter, Hendry
Glades Sunday News, $3.25
40. Ashanti Shepherd, Wolf Is-
land, Inc., $$4.25
41. Savanna Schlueter, Sea-
coast National Bank, $$3.75
42. Shyla Hough, Gilbert Chev-
rolet, $3
43. Shelby Schlueter, U Save
Super Market, $2.75
44. Rylee Palladino, Quality
Electric, $$3.75
***Glades Electric Cooperative
raised all dairy to $3 per pound

Swine
45. Seth Garvey, Seminole
Tribe Brighton Council, $7.75
46. Samantha Barnes, Sunset
Harvesting, $7.50
47. Joey Sanders, Eli's Western
Wear, Inc., $2.50
48. Tom Perry, Helena Chemi-
cal Co., $3
49. Kate Perry, First Bank of
Clewiston, $3
50. Katie Cline, Seminole Tribe
Brighton Council, $3
51. Megan Platt, Holly Johns,
$3.25
52. Charles Knight Srminole
Tribe Brighton i. ...... I "
53. Kellie Taylor, Roger & Su-
san Williams, $2.50
54. Eric Bryan, Johnson & Pre-
witt, $3
55. ;.,.i r;,,. iaff, Semi-
nole Tl, .. .., L Ii.-.,, & Tampa


Board, $3.50
56. Tanner Mathis, Glades
County Detention Center, $4
57. Alisha Beck, Grid One Elec-
tric, $3.75
58. Kyle Hubbard, Gilbert
Chevrolet, $3
59. Cale Rives, Caloosa Trans-
port, $6.25
60. Emily Navarro, Seminole
Tribe Richard Bowers, President,
$3.75
61. Titus Johnson, Farm Credit
of Southwest Florida, $3
62. Susan Mathis, Tommy &
Dena Todd, $4.25
63. Lacy Cline, Greg Collier &
Carl Perry, $4.25
64. Ryan Hubbard, Jones Fam-
ily from Brighton Indian Reserva-
tion, 3.25
65. Payton Woodward, Ogle-
tree Enterprises & Farnam Family,
$4.50
66. Chelsea Williams, U Save
Super Market, $3.50
67. Kelby Kirtland, Tommy &
Katherine Bronson, $3
68. Shelbi Brown, Marki Rodeo
& Brigthon Board, $4
69. Lindsey Swaford, Teddy &
Nancy McCall, $10.75
70. Reygen Livingood, Ahern
Welding Service, $3.50
71. Emmanuel Ibietatorremen-
dia, Sugarland Harvesting, $4.75
72. Cade Hamil, Palmdale Oil
Co., $3.25
73. Cole Hamil, United States
Sugar Corp., $3
74. Ethan Taylor, Irene's Laun-
dry of Moore Haven, $4
75. Gary Beck, Quality Air Con-
ditioning, $3.75
76. Matthew Shearer, United
States Sugar Corp., $3.50
77. Dray Adkins Ward, 3 A W
Welding, $4.25
78. Samantha Shearer, Perfor-
mance Napa, $4.75
79. Cheyenne Seiler, Seminole
Land Surveying, $4.75
80. Jacob Seiler, Helena Chem-
ical Co., $4
81. Savannah Devine, Semi-
nole Tribe Brighton Board, $4.75
82. Rebecca Langdale, Skyler
Burke & Connie Haught, $4.25
83. Wyatt Ward, Hilliard Broth-
ers, Inc., $5.50
84. Derek Sexton, Seminole
Land Surveying, $4.75
85. FFA Chapter, Ahern's BP
Shop, Glades County Youth Live-
stock, $10
Olde Cypress Community
Bank & Double H Construction


86. 4-H Chapter, Teddy & Nan-
cy McCall, $10
***Glades Electric Coopera-
tive raised all swine to $$3.50 per
pound.
Original Buyer/Donated to/
Then Purchased by: Price/lb.
87. Glades Electric Coopera-
tive, Inc./ Project Graduation, Car-
rie Kilpatrick, $1.25
88. Quality Electric/ Amy Lun-
dy Memorial Scholarship, Donnie
Lundy, Mike Pressley & John Ah-
ern, $1.75
89. Wright Contruction/ Amy
Lundy Memorial Scholarship,
Glades Utility Service, $5
90. Ahern Welding Service/
MHES Safety Patrol 09/10, All Sea-
sons Welding, $1
91. Ahern Welding Service/
MHES Safety Patrol 09/10, Ahern's
BP Shop, $2.50
92. Tommy & Dena Todd/West
Glades Elementary School, PV
Ranch, $2.25
93. Ahern Welding/Amy Lundy
Memorial Scholarship, Hilliard
Brothers, Inc. & Johnson & Pre-
witt, $4
95. United States Sugar Corp./
4-H Chapter, Humphries Con-
struction, $1.25
97. 3 AW Welding/FFA Chap-
ter, Seminole Tribe Brighton
Board, $1.25
98. Helena Chemical/Amy
Lundy Memorial Scholarship,
Seminole Tribe Brighton Board,
$1.25
99. Skyler Burke & Connie
Haught/Amy Lundy Mem.Schol-
ar., Jackie & Dwayne Pollard,
$1.25
101. Glades Utility Service/
Glades Youth Livestock, Kilpatrick
Ranch, $1
102. Glades County Detention
Center /4-H & FFA, Jones Family
Brighton Indian Reserv./Seminole
Tribe Brighton Board, $1.25
103. GCYL,Olde Cypress Com-
munity Bank, Ahern's BP & Gar-
rett Swaford, $1
Double H Construction/4-H
Chapter
104. Helena Chemical/4-H
Chapter, Seminole Tribe Brighton
Board, $1.25
Glades County Youth Livestock
would like to thank all exhibitors,
parents and other volunteers for
making the 2009 Glades County
Youth Livestock Show and Sale a
success!


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Thursday, March 26, 2009







Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not Eric Hunter, 31
convictions, unless otherwise *Clewiston
stated. Anyone who is listed here, ......
and who is later found not guilty, '* i- ,,,,-
or has the charges against them *Distribution of
dropped, is welcome to inform cocaine schedule II
the newspaper. We will confirm Arrested March 13
the information and print it.. by Deputy J. Walker
Also arrested by inv.
Daley on separate
Sdate

Joseph Cooksey, Jr., 39 Kenneth R. McKenzie, 24

*Clewiston Clewiston
*Aggravated battery *Carrying a
cause bodily harm concealed weapon -
or disability firearm
Arrested March 16 Arrested March 22
S ..... ,. i c.i.j,. ^Arrested by Deputy
:,I >J. Perez


Vancancio Gomez, 26 Jeffrey W. Hall, 41


*Clewiston
*Battery- results


Luis Perez, 19

i Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
SBattery causing
bodily harm



Carlos Alvarado, 28

HClewiston
Battery results
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Arrested March 22



Deliha Logan, 30

Belle Glade






Harry Salter, 19
*RAII Glade
: ery with a
S ,'in a
...... led weapon
dMarch 19
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John Sandlin, 44

Belle Glade
Larceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested March 17
Bond has been set



Minnie Clayton, 52


*Belle Glade
* Family offense
- interfere with
custody of minor
Arr.-tr- rl-m-h 19
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*Clewiston
*VOP: felony or
community control
Arrested March 14
Arrested by Deputy
J. Hunt


Manuel Gonzalez, 42


S*Clewiston
*VOP felony or
community control
Arrested March 16
Arrested by Deputy
C. Buchhofer


Carlos Ruiz, 35

Belle Glade
Burglary -
unoccupied
conveyance
unarmed
Arrested March 22
Bond has been set
to $3,000


Hector Paloblanco, 19

* Clewiston
SBattery felony
battery result from
bodily harm or
disability
Arrested March 19
Arrested by Deputy
L. Riordan


Jose Galindo, 19






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Gustavo Nunez, 15


*Clewiston High
Clewiston High
School
Arrested March 18
Arrested by Deputy
R. Wmgate

Melissa Gilkes, 30

i *Clewiston
*Warrant with FTA'
felony offense
Arrested March 18
Arrested by Deputy
T Hessler


Charles Christler, 18
SBelle Glade
officer, firefighter,
emt, etc
SResist officer with
violence
Arrested March 17
Released March 18
on $10,500 bond


Erik Hernandez, 30 Gregory Waldon, 23

BBelel|e*Belle Glade
*Belle Glade | Violation
*Traffic offense of probation
SD possreleasion of
Arrested March 10 schedule substance
Released March 19 No bond set for
release


Irma Hernandez, 50

C *Belle Glade

DUleatchohol or
Arrested March 22
Released March 22


Latina Hunter, 33
.*BelleGlade


without great harm
Arrested March 21
Released March 22
on $9,000 bond

Pablo Varela, 37





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James Samuels, 20
Belle Glade
firearm
*Robbery with a
-Resist officer flee
elude LEO with
lights siren active
Arrested March 19
Bond has been set
for $5,500

Little Mack Williams, 29

SBelle Glade
Battery felony
battery or domestic
battery by
strangulation
Arrested March 22
Rca No bond set


Richard Charlemond, 20

* Belle Glade
Violation of
p robation: Burglary
of an unoccupied
structure
Arrested March 18
No bond has been
set


Ruperto Martinez, 51 Troy Kornya, 18 Aguelar Silvia, 33

*i.i- ,i ,, Out of county *Belle Glade
D,,. ,4,, ,,,,,. warrant lewd
.".."'. or lascivious w-Traffic offense
*Belle Glade
.... ,I ,,, h. | molestation DUI
S,,, Arrested March 19 Arrested March 19
Released March 19 Released March 19
on $25,000 bond 0


Emmanuel Lamar, 19


SBattery felony
battery or domestic
battery by
strangulation
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Tyrone Hickman, 43
| Pahokee
n *Possession of
manluana with
intent to sell,
manufacture or
deliver schedule I
Arrested March 20
Released March 23
on $1,500 bond


Nathaniel Washington, 18 Tanzarneka Williams, 28
Pahokee
P300 or more butP
less than $5,000 -Larceny theft is
tBurglary d$300 or more but

Arrested March 19 Released March 18
u nocunpme d Arrested M arch 17
Released March 20 on $3,000 bond
Son $3,000 bond


Curtis Johnson, 44
*Pahokee

*Possession of
cocaine
*Possession of
narcotic equipment
Arrested March 21
Bond set to $3,000


Dominic Jackson, 34
SSouth Bay
-Smuggle
contraband into
prison cellular
phone, portable
communication
device
Arrested March 21
1 Bond set for $3,000


Crime Stoppers
The Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office is seeking assis-
tance from the public in locating
the following wanted fugitive as
of March 19.
Clennon Everett, age 34, is
a black male with black hair
and brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 6
inches tall and weighs approxi
mately 200 pounds. He has tat-
toos on both shoulders.
His last known address is
S.W 11th St. in Belle Glade and
last occupation known is a La
borer.
Everett is wanted on felony
charges violation of probation:
kidnapping.
Anyone with information on Submitted photo
the whereabouts of this wanted Clennon Everett.
fugitive is asked to contact the
Crime Stoppers at 1 800-458- TIPS (8477) or online at www.
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United Way announces



their final push


Labelle, Fla. The goal for
the United Way of Hendry and
Glades 2008-2009 Campaign
is $194,000, and early results
show the campaign is short of
the goal. Current contributions
total $168,000, or about 85% of
the goal.
"I would like to thank the
generous organizations and
individuals who ha"e 31r]d-
contributed to the ..... '
said Michael Talaga, United Way
Campaign Chair and Senior Vice-
President, Human Resources
and Information Technology for
Alico, Inc. "But we are short of
our goal at a time when our 34
local United Way partner agen-
cies need every dollar. We want
to be sure that the residents of
Hendry and Glades Counties
receive the services they need
when so many people are in
great need."
Julie Osterhout, chair of the
"Giving Rocks" event to take
place April 18th in LaBelle,
added, "Giving Rocks is our big
fundraising event for the United
Way campaign in Hendry and
Glades Counties. The event is a
very important part of helping
us reach the $194,000 goal."
She added, "This year the event
should be better than ever. We
will have a fun auction, raffle,
antique car show as well as en-
tertainment and excellent food.
It will be at the Barron House in
LaBelle. "
For more information about
attending the event, or to be-
come a sponsor or volunteer,
please contact either Julie Os-
terhout or Arlene Bettencourt at
863-675-8383.


A local network of thirty-four
agencies and programs will re-
ceive funds from the 2008-2009
United Way of Hendry & Glades
fundraising campaign. These
agencies include: The Salvation
Army, the Children's Advocacy
Center, Child Care of South
west Florida, Healthy Families
and many others. This network
serves a diverse range of needs
nurturing children and youth,
strengthening families, meet-
ing critical needs such as help-
ing the elderly and disabled live
independently, and empower-
ing communities by bringing
health and human services to
neighborhoods. The network
of United Way agencies helped
over 21,000 people in Hendry
and Glades Counties last year.
Extensive volunteer involve-
ment allows the United Way
to keep fundraising costs ex-
tremely low, and community
volunteers evaluate agency per
formance and thoroughly study
agency budgets and programs
to make sure United Way dollars
are spent efficiently and with im
pact. All money raised through
the United Way of Hendry and
Glades Counties campaign re-
mains in the Hendry and Glades
area aiding members of the
community who really need the
help.
In addition to raising funds
for human service organizations
in our community, the United
Way promotes partnerships and
collaborations among agencies,
helping them to work together
focusing on issues and solutions
that continue to improve lives.


Local Weather Forecast
Weather Forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service.
Clewiston and surrounding areas:
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Southeast wind around 15
mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Southeast
wind between 10 and 13 mph.

Extended Forecast:
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind between 11
and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Friday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with
a low around 67. South wind between 8 and 10 mph.
Saturday: A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 82. Breezy, with a south wind around 16 mph, with gusts as
high as 21 mph.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 63. South wind between 11 and 14 mph, with gusts
as high as 18 mph.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a
high near 82.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 66.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 82.
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 68.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 83.






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Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to
pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community.
Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit
margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in
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toconscientiousjournalissm.
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make other own intelligent decmons about
public issues.
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objertvty, fearlessness and compassion.
Tous e our opinion pagesto foaihtate
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potential conflicts to our readers.
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to the prominence it deserves.
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about
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Editorial:
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Reporter: Nena Bolan
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Coming soon: A new look to an old friend


By Tom Byrd
Nothing is permanent except
change.
That statement is true more so
today than ever before. We live
in a changing world. We're all
struggling to come to grips with
a changing economy. Citizens are
adapting to new technology that
could change our lives for the bet-
ter.
The newspaper you're hold
ing in your hands is also making
a change. It's a major change for
us, but one we're confident will
be positive for our readers and
advertisers.
Beginning with next week's
edition, your Clewiston News
may appear just a little bit differ-
ent to you.
We will begin publishing our
newspapers in the new, modern
"compact" format vs. the tradi-
tional "broadsheet" format.
It marks the first major format
change in many years for the
company and reflects a design
that studies have shown is pre-
ferred by readers and advertisers
alike.
But no matter how you look at
it, it's still your hometown news-
paper!
The most noticeable differ-
ence, of course, is the size of the
product. The new "compact" is
smaller but don't let its size fool
you. The new "compact" offers
tremendous advantages over the
broadsheet and more and more
newspaper companies are start-


ing to take notice:
The new size provides great-
er convenience to readers. It's
easier to hold, easier to read.
The new format allows us
greater flexibility when it comes
to packaging and design. We're
confident you'll like the way con-
tent and features are organized
and presented in next week's edi-
tion.
Most important, the new
compact will allow us to expand
the use of color throughout the
publication. With the new for-
mat, you'll see much more color.
The pages will be more exciting
and the photographs will be more
vibrant.
We're also confident the new
format will be attractive to our
advertisers. We recognize times
are tough and many businesses
are struggling to survive. We are
constantly in search of ways to
improve our products and pro-
vide advertisers with an effective
and cost-affordable way to reach
consumers in their market. We
think the new format gives our
advertisers more "bang for their
buck!"
The new compacts provide
greater impact for advertisers.
Again studies have shown that
readers tend to recall and re-
act to advertisements in com-
pacts at a greater rate than they
do in traditional broadsheets.
The No. I complaint from our
local advertisers over the years in-
volved "ad clutter." Frankly, there


Community meetings

All community members, the Hendry/Glades Drug Free Co-
business owners and faith based alition meeting and the second
persons are strongly encouraged will be the Gang Reduction Task
to attend two meetings being
held at the Clewiston High School Force meeting and will begin at
Auditorium on April 20 beginning 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be
at 6 p.m. The first meeting will be served.


Clubs and organizations

Palm Sunday Sunrise a.m., where people can have a
chance to taste many of the en-
Service tries! Every "cook" who submits
The community is invited to an entry will get a free ticket to
come to a sunrise service on Palm participate in this as well as a free
Sunday, April 5th, at the Clewiston pass to the Clewiston Museum.
levee overlooking Lake Okeecho- To request an entry form, e-mail
bee. The service, sponsored by SweetTaste@embarqmail.com,
bthe Clewistonvnisterl Aspsoc- b or pick forms up at the Clewis
the Clewiston Ministerial Associa ton Chamber of Commerce or
tion, will begin at 6:30 a.m. and the Clewiston Library. Cooks can
is part of the Big 0 Birding Festi- enter as many recipes as they
val. Bring chairs and blankets to choose in the following catego
sit on. For more information, call ries:
863-983-5269. Cakes
SCandies
2009 Sweet Taste of *Cookies and Brownies
SPies
Sugar Sweet Breads/Pastries
Entries are now being taken t Sweet Creations (any recipe
for this year's Sweet Taste of Sug- that uses sugar!)
ar competition held at the annual *Youth (17 & under)
Sugar Festival on Saturday, April Recipes are being accepted
25. This year we have more op- now through April 15. Entries
portunities and more prizes! Also need to be at the Clewiston Inn by
this year we are going to have a 9 a.m. on April 25. Call 863-983-
"Sweet Taste Sampling" at 10:30 5269 with questions.

Letters to the Editor

Community March maginally, but it was a first step.
What really makes a difference
I was blessed to be a part of is a community coming together
the Clewiston Community March from all walks of life and from
Against Violence on Saturday, all colors of people, saying that
March 21. Well over 300 people we love our community and we
gathered for the march and for will take the steps necessary to
the rally and concert afterwards preserve it. The key word is "to-
at the Elk's park off of Francisco. gether." Together, we will make a
Did the march make a difference difference.
in curbing violence? Maybe only John Hicks

General News and Information


2009 Hendry/Glades
Plat Directory
The Hendry Soil and Water
Conservation District is pleased
to announce the availability of the
new 2009 Hendry/Glades Plat Di-
rectory.
The Hendry Soil and Water
Conservation District is located
at 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle or you
may call Barbara at 863-674-4160
ext. 4161.
The Cost of the new directory
will remain the same unchanged.

Attention business
owners
The City of Clewiston Conm-
munity Redevelopment Agency
Facade 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 button,
a visitor can make a donation to a
pet's care. To see pets available to
sponsor, visit www.dogncat.pet-
finder.com.

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


were too many ads on a page -
and the more ads on the page, the
less likely their ad was to be spot-
ted by a reader.
Compacts conquer that chal-
lenge. The overall page size is
smaller. There are fewer ads on
a page, so each ad stands out
much more than if it were on a
page crowded with dozens of
small ads.
Finally, the new compact is
much more efficient for us to pro-
duce. That's important in these
tough economic times. We've
been the Greater Lake Okeecho-
bee area's No. 1 community
newspaper publisher for over
three decades and we have ev-
ery intention of continuing in that
role.
We're not ashamed in the least
bit to say this move will help us
streamline our efforts, control
costs, and be more environmen-
tally friendly. That's beneficial to


our readers and advertisers, not
to mention our company and its
employees.
Despite the new look, rest
assured everything else you've
come to expect from your Clewis-
ton News remains the same.
We're still your hometown news-
paper providing you with the
same great news and information
you've come to expect from us.
We hope you like our new
look. Please let us know your
thoughts and suggestions for im-
provements. We appreciate your
continued support and look for-
ward to serving you in the future!
Editor's note: Tom Byrd is
vice president of operations
for Independent Newspapers,
Inc. Tom welcomes your com-
ments and suggestions and can
be reached at FLpublisher@
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CITY OF PAHOKEE IS ACCEPTING ACE HOME CARE 239)410-6870 (239)410-6870 (863)517-2077 LaiBelle
SAPPLICATIONS FOR THE fast growing home health
agency with a proventack QUEEN SLEEPER Couch 1
smprtat rraton: Please FOLLOWING POSITIONS: record needs per-diem RN', Air Conditioners 505 c yr. d ckclth before Chritmas Tree 745
read your ad carefully the first LPN's, PT's, PTAs, OT, Achwinn Bycle 1955, MINT p. $400. hamsters Farm Equipment 805
day it appears In castle tf an SLP's, & HHAs in the Appliances 515 Cond. Paid $1000 asking (863)763-8562 5-6 weeks old. Very sweet. Farm Feed/Products810
nadvet an or GROUP LEADER Clewiston Hendryarea. Appliance Parts 520 $600(863)467-5756 $0.(863)634-8801 Farm Miscellaneous 815
n r to the eadine ist bos/attactie Beauty Supplies 525 SUEDE/LEATHER SECTIONAL Farm Produce 820
wllbeponsble (PARKS AND RECREATION) atBicyc ANs Bicycle, like new, couch- 800/or best er FISH TANK Small fish tank Farm Services
for re hr I nco rrec Family lik atmosphere! ks & Maginrm e atAmerican (863)634-0907 with stand. Has equipment Of ppied 825
insuone ur fore th e ahm Cll Tees @ 239)936-3196 Building Materials540 egien at you convenience with it. $40. (863)697-8332 Farm Supplies/
ex s of ead enderr All applicants must pass a drug r 23 36-7881 Business Equipment 545 520256-7188 TOP WHITAN table weeks d Services Wanted 830
wlesoc by sh arerdere uaren iand a Panck.namtai: Carpets/Rugs 5( 3 chairs $250. POPPIES ee wks old Services
Srscreen and background check Emani: Car e sir s 555 (863)634-0907 mixed breed puppies $0. Fertiliner 835
,,tara.darmill homecare s Itm B E ( 13 1 -6 4 3 6 Homese 840
and content of an ad and Salary 000. Mail resumes to: ta floridar .coin ane Chia l re E 56 WHEELED COMPUTER DESK b(239(50 643 HorL nd ping
assumes resprrhibila y HHA Lic No. 299991018MCoathin; tamp s a1734 $50 (863)467-4277 Supplies 845
clamsAttn: Human Resources Office HHALi 29 Coins/tamps 570 1700. (217304 0130 SHIH TZU PUPPIES Only 1 Lawn & Garden 850
Newspapers All advertising 171 N. Lake Ave. Collectibles 575 863)983-8118 Male left! w/papers, shots & Livestock 855
IS subet to publihers Poke_ Fl 3476I I Computer/Vid o 580 6r I deworming. $300 ea. 863- Poultry/Supplies 860
approval The publisher Pahokee, FL 33476.l Craft/Suis lies 5859 98- I 1046Lr9831 46 Sat 9e50/8lant9/
rejc nriy copy tu NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Cruises 590 an chr Flowers OHS
e je r all copy d te and charger $650. F w 85
cca YOhuR hecpy henc P o uiDraSpes, Uems S Fabris 595 KALSadINET s cplte, 863-674-0156 LaBelle 1=
"adertssmen" Alsdl Firplace Fixture 800 Jeee- AieCoktap/dble on, CANON REBEL XS Digital SLR
accepted am biec tu creu 1 R VSR NO II Firewlanod 605 all good $100 -3 -Like teew e 2anNlenses i bag H Iy
apromahAI sAl mostcohl COSAVN I MFurniure t 610 (863)675-2491 3 of acesres2
to Independent Nspapsrs I I I Business Furs 615HtS COLT MATCHTARGET AR15 & a I cceacii nsa. $800Oel'.
styled anream retcted to Opprtunities 305 Health & Reducing 24" Bull Barrel, Never Fired (863447762 CHAIN SAW Echo S 5
their poper classcans. Lenders 3 Equipmnt 620 Trade 4 O/U Shotgun will trade for gun. $200.
FSome lssified cat2 2 ui dm ee;Hegorites Money Lenders 310 E ui petn p 6 RS Matching, Hand wov- 2738 87 R 6K $0 12 863 4-12
require adace payment.E Tax Preparation 315 HeSting Eqipmen/ W ool. Hall Runner, Oval $1995g. (772)461-8822 63 9)357 1 2 11
Th se a ass tm a re a. SOUTHERN Supplies 625 RnE. Wel. Hall Remnnee Deal, (239(357-5111
mderoced witr n aserisk I Household Items 630 RacU t n & New Lg. al i CR EMIN sATON d AMEMASTER
autidentewaes 1l im fo All for 450 (863)467-8140 760 30-06- Sell or trade forge e/ drawerf Includes C08 0
r P t N R en ITS rm oewp Lightr 640 dPistol( Ft.Pierce) $350/irm. Chair & Dress Form (Ad. -orwilltradeforgun. $150
a'Luggage 645 l= (772)461-8822 sizes).$195(863)467-8140 (239)357-0926
,l l 1,, C m, CHOOSE YOUR HOURS, Medical Items 650 BABY CLOTHES and toys S & W 38. Chief Special 2" -E-- ---S CHIPPER Shredder Crafts-
cases of questionable value, INCOME & YOUR REWARDS! Miscellaneous 655 call for into. $10/flrm. M36 Sq Butt Nickel New man 5 hp. with bag. Very
such as pms of guaDen GROVE SUPERVISOR CHOOSEAVON Musical Instruments660 (863)261-3699 Condition $6OO/r best of- , od Conditien. $125. Call
teed income fra work at- GWEN (888)265-1256 Office Supplies/ d e r. (678)776-5885 (863) 674-0467
homeprogram or other offers BABY CRIB Wood, in very
Ssd money advance for Requires NOTICE Equipmnt 665 good condition $60. SAVAGE .308 Md. 99E Ex- COMMERCIAL TRIMMER &
a product or service we plies/ (239)410-6870 05 eahat at
Atcurney General'sConsmer 6s degree or ta 7 yearsexperience in ageicultueal pen- Independent Newspapers will Services e7eped Inane action AEdg- Sedeanteimeer aed
d ices Bt S220-2 d etiond earagsee ent; at leant r pro- ns Photography 675 CRIB- Labelle. Maeress/aces- hooter. $500/or best oer edge $125 each or both
Fad Line t 180 220 5424, duction and management;ea a cesld- Plmbing Supplies 680 eoriee included Light qualpy (863)673-3893 NEaWSPAPER P b S i 6 $200 $125. (863)634-1479
atd/ret ir experience;familiarwithfertilizer,irrigation,insecticide, ered fraudulent. In all cases Pools & Supplies 685 wood oen wheels. $100/neg. TAURUS TITANIUM .357 YOU A MORE INFORME LAWN MOWERS 2 Snapper
Bureau,800464633 p and pest management programs; computer skills; and of questionable value, such Restaurant (863)673-5704 t. Cside me AND INTERESTING idilawn e26"th
must be willing to work grove schedule. as promises of guaranteed Equipment 690 JUMPERO Rainforest by quality trades. $550. PERSON. cut and run GREAT, else.
Auctions 05 income rom work-at-home Satellite 695 Fi her Price. Excellent con (863)73-3893 ONstart. $300. (863)674-0467
Car Pool 110 Prefer bilingual skills Offer excellent benefits package programs it it sounds too Swing Machines 700 di on. $40. (863)634-705 H a
Share ride incldig medical, dental, life insurance, 401-K, and good to be true, chances are SprTin Goends 7185 1 c bM l 3813, 38 cutW 13 hp waer
Card of nks 120 on u ti m that it is. If you have ques- (tereo Equipment 70 oIIETDree 833 1
a2rid a bonunpo 15 tie-al. tn or doubts about a sy ad Telev ision/Radio 7105 l cooled
Is M i h pe ted new blades.
Fasd 130 Southern Gardens is the worl in these pages, we adise Tickets 78 Fi a c150) decrati. 80s i $700(863 697-9704
Lst a that bee repodig Tools 725 x 40". 70 12" x 15" Email sRsmithl@embarq-
GiveAway 140 percentpureFloerida not-from-concentrate (NFC) orange sending meney ahead Toys Gamm a 73 0 go or all, very nice. mail r ROTARY SPREADER Scot,
Garage/Yard Sale 145 juicetothe private labelindustryand majorbrands. The time, you check with the Bet- VCRs 735 A 3-675-6556LaBelIn $2400. (863I670-3412 R S i like new, with neo post hole
Prsonal 150 Company offers highly efficient, fully integrated opera tr Business Bureau at Wanted to Buy 740 EXERCISE BIKE, cushioned ol Clubs 300 misc clubs digg, $30. (863)763-0625
Speal Ntices 155 tion featuring home-grown oranges and state of the art 772-878-2010 for previous back & seat, $40. includingets, diee pt MOWER BSUNTON ZTR
900 Numbers 160 processing and packaging. EOE complaints. (863)675-3016 clus & sW. i eEds, $1700 MOWER, 25HP KOHLER,
ContactHRDep Some lephone condition 3'4'H1"deep NORDICTRACK VIEWPOINT will separate (863946- 50" CUT, WORKS EXC
i i ee$75(863763-4920 Treadmill Built in TV. & 3123 $2400/neg. (863)697-2032
Fax 863D9024315e mbers may require a n / Uni3 ton MP3 input. Call after 3p
FanIr20 HA H 86-92-3 a charge, as well a ong great, can deliver and DELL LATITUDE C640 Laptp $70. (863983 031
eai dpnino hegur bent to sleet o reader a enstail the unit. $400/or best incldie ba bag lm BULL and Helfeentr Calves -
S I S B ir bese talertg e .der of offer. (863)675-8937 $250. (239)590-5721 POWDER COATED STEEL 55Iv PNllips. years a 4 months old. $200 each.
these charges in the ads, but WEIGHTS. TOTAL 6 LBS. Works fine, nothing wrong. (786)390-0774 or
fore, if you call a number out A 2 ) Pair -WEIDER PROCLUB Weight Get nse
HENDRY REGIONAL of your areas, use caution. Works Great. $30. cra.ybeige,swivel, leather bench w/3 weight set ANTIQUE CONSOLE TV In i Satam you may be selling
(863447-0785 like. $35.00 for both $300/r best ofter. good working condition. with a cOOlassified ad.
i EDICAL CENTER R (863)467-8681 Okeechobee (863)885-1172 $50/ best oer.
ETC SlWei elts Afdmat eOtwm Srett'i abtiw iet s B12 Seautiful Rectangle 1/2 inch- 863Market Sales
Full timel- Laborutya Manager ph w(8C63)467-5756 Lv Ms7t Ga >6 3)7 0 gla con rrBon1 SCREEN JC, 7", Every Monday-12pm & every
pe+n nOdestal w/6 Cream color &C ce 1 00 F A HD, surround tound, $600. Tuesday-11am. 763-3127
$5000 Roeword Mst hiae wi n off yr ecp ad L yoiur aus a Clin icial I ( 863)467373 4a 5 Glans Tble. en i g l eass r $0 e
$5000 Reward Must have la sfin or te yrscp and FL Lccnsurc asi a.Clds cal2 REFRIGERATOR Figidaire 21 parsons chairs $400 TER RESIST, DAY/DATE. (239)340-8503
MISSING ., ,,,, .. n i cullwhitelike newexcelleet (561)799-0161 PBG LEAVE MESSAOE $175. Htc a J tI M
IN CLEWISTUN AREA ..... .. .it '..... condition $300. (863)674-1181 CalerOHitachiandJOC, bath 1 -
IN CLEWISTON A , A ,. Babysitting 405 (863)612-5333 BUNK BED/DRESSER/DESK -36" $500 for both- will sep- tE aine
mae hite head, bndle interact with patients, staff, and visitors Child Cars Needed410 Has cubby/tort also. pd SEIKO WATCH 2 TONE, arale 863-674-0156 LaBelle 16' New lights, top, rubber
eale, white head front Child Carm Offered4l1 REFRIGERATOR Kenmore 18 1200 $400/er best offer. DATE/DAY, GLOW IN DARK, floor, spare tire. $2500.
ears, white chest and trene Full me-Acc tat Instruction 420 cu wite run s/looks good (863)532-0257 100 FT WATER RESIST DIRECT TV DISH w/2 receiv- (863)634-1479
legs, ge brindle patch in chel I.... : ...... si- Services Offred425 $150. (863)612-5333 Bunk Beds w/stairs, drawers $175.(863)674-1181 ers, & remtes, still in box.
middle of chest, brindle .... .. .....,, Insurenac 430 w/btti... drAwers $100 (863(763-9410
body with white tip on end accou ini epclrionce preferred Medical Services435 d in b4oom and in ted. AllRER(-
of tailwhite o~ck on backeices45wand 4 me old $400 DO1 DIRECT TO RECEIVERS (4) Rentals
lti, hrinde ach ne Fub time Chle Nursing Offlcer 863-674-1165 LaBelle with remetes and dual L&B
eye. MinringdIe Pat nts Previous Nursin manaremeint experience required. CPATO SwIN Large, asking Dish, all for $100. .
eye. M n mPnta Must possess a valid FERN license: BSN retired. ,l o- CERAMIC TABLE & 6 white $175(863)946-2680 (863)763-7989
Gorda, Fl. and believed to be MSN preferred. B iq A n e' %rj wooden chairs $250/or
sold to a hog hunter in Cle- MA re fer. best offer. (863)634-0907 -91111111 TV'S FOR SALE -1- RCA 20"
wistn srena. $3000 no Full time Registered Nurse Supervlsor
questions asked reward. Must possess a valid Florida RN license with Nicepeagr current H Es COFFEE TABLE 2 tie eatan, d20L pepane tank 10 and 1- Zenith 27" 73 tee Apartments 905
1-239-410-4296 nursing experience. (RN. BLS, ACLS, PA LS) tp, al, with l end (863946-3922 bthr will separate E Business Placs 910
Full time Registered Nurse (Opcning In ER/CCU I c (gTsT $ ( 7 COVER FOR MOTOR HOME en Property 915
-L, JlB I Valid Florida license with at least oneycar experience in area of FREE ESTIMATES COUCH AND Chair old brown 33 It, used once pd $350 j j jj Condos/
r a-epertise. Residential& Commercial selt, good condition $100. will take $95 (859)221-0900 METALLATHE6"18" Ma Townhouses Rnte 2
Ifeale. All shots and micro Fui ime Mainnce Mectaic Member of the BBB (863634-1608 FIREPLACE lighted logs, al feed with lots of tooling. R et 925
chip. Loves children. LaBelle I .. .; I .... 1... .. .. ..... COUCH, LO.SEAT and chair atucco atyle w/hIatae, Very good shape. $450 oRen t 03
863-675-3533pe-p ,, ", ", L" ,... i' "".... Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs green with red strip, fairly moveable, $250 (863)357-5754 use Rent 930
FREE: GERMAN SHEPHERD and equmt Offi ce (863) 675-7045 (863)634-1608 METAL LATHE 10 x 36- Been Relort Property-
5 months old, solid white FLAGPOLE, 20' with 10' de- completelyoverHauled.Lots Rent 945
registered. male. Call Full time -Housekeeper (4:00pm 12:30am) License #CCC1325950 DINING ROOM Set Cream tachable cross arm, can dis- of extras, ready to use. Roommate 950
561-261-6597 ---t h-o..A rn- -1-1 I--",ri -.l -r -, color, 4 padded chairs, very play 2 Ig & 4 sm flags $80. $550/or best oater. Rooms to Rent 955
I .. ... .... good condition, $250. Paul 863-675-6556 LaBelle ( 8 6 3 9 8 3 7 3 3 4 Storage Space -
Find it faster. Sell It sooner A ..... ,,c I (239)410-6870 (239)826-5226 Rent 960
In the classifeds Appfr Online: www.hendryreglonal.orge DOUBLE HOBART WELDER brand new
Drag Free Workplace tOE $2000 Cl8 Kl 35 6 OULE PILLOW top mattress 10,000 wa, 20 hp Koler PALLET JACK 2500kg, .. ,,
Da NEW SELF $200. Call 863-357-6617 only a Month ild. call for motor $2,500. works well. $175
info. $1000/or best oater. (863) 840-0505 LaBelle (863)697-9704
EIII oIUIIII I e STORAGE WASHER Kenmore Heavy (863)261-3699 (wl. 1 mcency
46 units 7x15, 8x15, Duty 60 Series. WORKS U KING QUAD 4 wheeler 2006 PRESSURE WASHER Devil Furnished. All utilities paid.
107x15, 10x30, 860) See. W K s FM lit oGREAT. T75L leh TCH, transferable warranty 589 Biss, 2000 PSI, 5HP Briggs No pets. $700 mo. + sec.
ompur ep ne 12x300, 15x25. Full $7 0 0i, c ih63)357-4422 l/ tireg s BOn IT iue rims 170 ,5e Stratton, Runs Great $75. dep. (863)983-3151
Em luoymen HAMPTON CHRYSLEfR care exp. and bilingual electric, secure on WASHERS & DRYERS 863)447-0680 cnditinn best nffer r tra Clewiston CBS, Triplex,
ie $125 Up HEADROAD/FOOTROARD $4700/r best oner PRESSURE WASHER Devil 2BR/1BA per unit, great lo-
Fp-iment 205 DODGE & JEEP pref'd. Competitive salary & Commereio St. STACK UNITS, white oak rails meRld, sel: (561)262-2032 Biss Excell, 2400 PSI, Honda cation, corner lot, great in-
Employment excel benefits. Fax resume to 350 f. from REFRIGERATORS & STOVES isithlS ebarqail.cem hne 5 HP Runs Great. $120. vestment, owners will
!Medical 210 Has an penig eed: (561)24-3405 or apply at FL Cleisto lyr warranty(239)694-0778 $75/ng. (863675-3412 Left handed golf clubs K in- (561)573-3499 st
Employment nan Graphite BorSn shafts, 0sie all $,p 00.
Part-Tiymen 215 CAR SALES PEOPLE. 170 S. Barfield Hy Ste 103, WHIRLPOOL washer/dryer KING SIZE bed ry pretty C exeawoods.Fullse TABLESAW- Craftsman Lim,-
Employment Pahekee, FL.thr_______ 863-983-6663, sat white excellent condition king size bed with lots ef $100(063467 -1663 ted Edition, 10" 2.7 HP,
Job Information 225 with people and ready to EOE/DFWP 863-983-2808, $285. (863) 612-5333 storage $300. Stand, Like New. $65. Efficiency Apt., close to Lake
Job Training 227 work. Valid FL drivers Time to clean out the after hrs. 863)234-1435 PLAY STATION trollerII gameSystem (561)573-3499 sOkeechbee, cstablemo. water p.
Sales 230 license required, attic, basement and/or 863-983-8979 Mi LARGE 60 Gallon Fish Tank exc. cond! Firm price $225. WOOD LATHE asking $225 up front. (863)983-3151
C II Aggreessive Pay Plan & garage" Advertise -ookmg for a place to -- S WOE ptinofi blackoroakcabi- (863)634-5038 (863)517-2077LaBelle
Benefits package. your yard sale in the hang your hat? L eook (863)467-4567 Ree OsFdT great cotrdii !am yrs. old. 3BR, R, o $775
Apyipr classifieds and make no further than the $125/neg. (863)227-0142 RAIN SOFT estee t oe r 1tmen= y MOld 3AE 28
202 W. Sugarland Hwy. Mot E PU salt (2) LARGE SLACK ntetainent bet ater. 863(824-7644 double, will consider single. call (863) 610-0159
ASSISTANT Clewisetn Need a few more bucks Reading a newspaper tien. $25 a piece. $25/er $200/or best offer. TIRES 4 15" mud tires in 863-983-6748
Engineering FirmAseeking One man's trash is to purchase something helps you understand best offer. (863)675-1410 (863)675-1410 good condition 1/2 new Ham dao pu hd a jab 9t 1 1
Administrative Assistant. another man's treas- deer? Pick up some the world around YOU. ROLLING COOLER caddy LOOESEATS (2) & 1 incliner price $160.(863)675-6314 ioday's c ind a a e u
eiperieence, FL driver's ua Tre ure trash extra bucks when you No wonder newspaper stainlesssteel,refer.$100/or cream leather loveseats, UPRIGHT Singer vacuum market? In the 2br/2ba, fully lurn., yearly er
license. South of Clewiston. tr sell your used items in readers are more suc- best offer. (863)634-4056 brown recliner. Good condi- cleaner $20.00 employment section seasonal, walking distance
(954)680-7771 in the classified. the classifeids, cessful people! (863)467-6621 lion. $200. (863)467-1727 (863)467-4567 of the classified to lake. (863)983-5260







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s eal eot ae u Ille Stet (239)i22-7490 lupiol
528 E. Sp~ld Hwy., Cleiton Abel Miruni (l3)22-6296 lpi



I 2BD/1BA Apartment.
$750 Including utilities.
Call for more details
RARE OPPORTUNITY! 1.90 Acres Hwy
27 Frontage. Former Sonns location.


CLEWISTON HOMES
*2BD/IBA Dela Tohias Neds much TLC
AskinTg 125.000

*4 Brand New 3/BR/2.5 BA Lennar Town
Homes, Amenrtes include Pool. Gym and
Cabana Call for more details]
*2 Duplexs on ObispoAve Each unit has
2BR/IBA- just Reduced $224.900
3BD/IBA on Trinidad Ave Great
Opportunfly, $65.000
*3/2 MH on Orange Blvd., Corner Lot
lust Reduced $ 106,900
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT/LABELLE
*just Listedl 3/2 Mobile Home in Yacht Club

Access. Reduced to $109K
*Waterfront 2BD/2BA w/ 2-Bay Boat House
Lakeport Completely Remodeled, $219K
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot on Bond St. Only $49,900
*Buildabie lot on Del Monte Ave $129.9K
*2 los. Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43 9K
*Highlands Co 10, 28. & 80 AC
*Corner lot i Lake Ilacid, Reduced $79.900
,5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca S75.OOO


*Vacant lot in Harlem, asking $14.900
* I Acres in Hookers Point Rd Improvements
included $ 75.000
SHVactselideia Lot on Cen .k nA g $28 SK
Rancho Palmas Immaculate Retreat or Hwy
27, 7,5 Acres with Palm tree nursery, and
2BD/2BA Guest house. Asking $750K
MONTURAFIAGHOLE

3/2 MH, Lindero St 1.09 Acre, Reduced to
$95.000


COMMERCIAdINVESTMENT
*Operating medical office w/retail space.
greal location only S475,000
*Mobile Home Park Great Inrvstment

*Industrial Rail/Business Park CR 835
Sale or Lease 36,000 sQ ft, building w/
loading docks 5600 so ft metal build-
rmg with truck bays
S14.279 S Ft. Buldingvisible from Hwy 27.


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For rent w/ option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br,
2VAba, 1 car garage. Stainless
Steel appliances, incl washer
/dryer. Furnished upon
request. Walking distance to
Lake Okeechobee & Roland
Martin's Marina in Clewiston.
$1000 mo. + $500 sec. &
until. ($100 +/-). Call for more
information. 732-496-5454



fenced yard, $650 mo. +
sec. dep. (863)233-3674
FENCED 2 BR/ 1 BA.
$500/mo + security deposit
& 1st month.
(863)228-6867
PAHOKEE 2 BR/ 2BA, on
large lot, $900/month + 1 t,
last & sec. dep.
(561)985-7570


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
PAHOKEE Lakeside, 3 B8/2
BA, on 1/2 acre, garage,
brand new kitchen & apples,
wheel chair access, wood
deck. $224,900
(561)985-7570



de-sac, 250 TaBft Blvd., 509'
Frontage, wall improvements
$79.000. 561-985-7570
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?
LAND IN MUSE FOR SALE -
1.083 acre improved lot.
$100,000 (863)675-1037


marmc Oad Loa our,
SSecurity Storage Ju 4 miles
Cmca 5775 OSR 80 IBdl, FI West of
Outide 863-674-1876 Laelle
Storage
Mobile $50 OFF i.A/C
Storage First Months Rent Units too




SEsAprox. 50 x 120. $15,000
or tes offer. (561)985-7570

I [i1 1J Mobile Homes

Business Places 0i 0
CommSale 1005
Property- Sale 1010
Condos/ Mobile Home Lots 2005
Townhouses Sale1015 Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Farms Sale 1020 Mobile Homes. Rent 2015
Houses Sale 1025 Mobile Homes Sale 2020
Hunting Property1030
Investment
Property- Sale 1035 e
Land Sale 1040
Lots- Sale 1045
Open House 1050 CLEWISTON 3 BR, 2 BA,
Out of State Doublewide. A/C, Appl., 560
Property Sale 1055 Fleetwood. W&D. $595 mo.
Property Inspectionl 060 (863) 674-5715
Real Estate Wanted1065 MOBILEHOMEFORRENT
Resort Property MOBILE HOME 0R8 ENT
Sale 1070 2/2, $610 m., 1ist, last
Warehouse Space 1075 & security, 1st Month Free!
Wasterfrnnt Property 1080 (863)9830810










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.


561-721-529
CAN' BET TIS RIC


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/nativetrees & land-
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carport, screened porch,
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Boats 3005
Cam ers/RVs 3010
Jt Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035





best offer. (863)357-5754
BOAT- 14' w/traler, 3 motors,
fish finder $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-0221
BOSTON WHALER 1969 -13f2
w/4Ohp 1996 evinrude LOW
HOURS $2500/neg.
(724)992-2893
BROWNING 18' open bow,
withtrailer, inboard/outboard
Mere cruiser,175 hp, 4 cyl
eng. $2000 neg
(863)763-5253
CAROLINA SKIFF 40 hp mo-
tor $1700 (863)763-8132
FABUGLASS WALK
THROUGH Select 16 fl.fi-
berglass gull hull,85 hp.ev-
rude engine runs great,brand
new garman fish@ depth
finderboat,motor,trailer,good
cond. $850. (863)993-3936
JOHN BOAT 12ft., 2 1/2 HP
Suzuki motor, trolling motor
$700 Neg. (863)467-0458
JOHNSON 20 hp outboard.
Dependable, easy start.
$500 (863)236-0195
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 40lb. 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
SKEETER 150BLKMAX 1982 -
Good Cond.wrlr (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.
GULFSTREAM ULTRA 1996 -
Motor Home: Labelle. 24'
Gulfstream Ultra, V8 Chevy
gas engine. Sleeps 5.13.5k
a/c, 100ook miles. $4999/or
best offer. (863)673-5704
Hornet Travel trailer- 33 ft, 2
fold out, good shape. $2000
or best offer (863)467-4890
Royal Mobile Home 32 ft. A/C,
stove, microwave, refrig.
dual axles. $950.
863-675-3697 LaBelle


2000 Telescopic cab-over
truck camper w/side din-
ette, a/c, furnace, 3-way re-
fer, 4 mechanical jacks, 20
g. fresh water, porta-potty,
EXCELLENT Condition
$3500. (863)610-1674
SIERRA FIFTH WHEEL 1999 -
central a/c, heat 30ft with
elec slide out. Sleeps six,
very clean, ask for Scott
$5000/or best offer.
(863)634-7032



16 ft $100 firm
(863)467-4035
ENGINE HOIST Hydraulic.
$200 (863)467-9800
Yamaha Outboard, 2 cycle,
30hp, long shaft 1898, low
hrs Enduro $1000 oho. In
LaBelle. Jim 508-524-4372



With trailer, many extras
$3000 (863)634-4765
KAWASKI EN500C7 STREET
2002 Runs great! 80 miles
per gal $1700.
(863)357-1739



Kart. Call for info. In Okee-
chobee $450/or best offer.
(954)242-2180


Automobiles

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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 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
CADILLAC DEVILLE '98 new
air, 101K, like new, $4800
(863)946-2680
CHEVROLET CAVALIER 1996
- good condition $900/or
best offer. (863)634-6843
DODGE STRATUS, '99 really
nice car, a/c, good running
condition, $1800 or best of-
fer. (863)302-4442
FORD FOCUS 2000 -
Blue,4door.Needs Bat-
tery,Tuneup,New Trunk lock
$2800. (863)228-0015
GEO METRO 1994 runs
go od, needs a little work, 4-
cyl, a/c $600.
(863)467-2683
GRAND MARQUIS 1996,
Leather, V8,auto,alloy whls,
cold a/c, antilock brks, pow-
er $2000 (863)763-8027
HONDA CIVIC 1995 need
trans & windshield $1400/or
best offer. (863)201-3492
HONDA CIVIC 2001 29K 4dr
bik 5sp ac paint peeling very
dep $5000/firm.
(724)992-2893
LINCOLN MARK VII, 1990,
96k miles,1 owner, good
cond. $4000 firm. call from
4-8pm (407)436-1266
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 99 -
160000 mi. In good condi-
tion. For info. In Okeecho-
bee. $4999. (954)242-2180
MITSUBISHI LANCER ES
2002 Great Mpg $4000/or
best offer. (863)447-6185
(863)357-6180
USED CUSTOM RIMS 20"
$700 call (863)697-3524


PREME Select New tires,
runs great tinted windows,
alloy whis. A/c $900/or best
offer. (863)675-5090
PONTIAC GA, 1992, 66k
miles, good cond, 1 owner,
$2000 firm (407)436-1266
call from 4-8pm
TOYOTA PASEO SPORT, '92 -
4 cyl., 40mpg, runs & drives
mint, $2,000.
(772)332-5804


CHEVY CAV ER U01 t
cyl, anti-lock brakes
$1 00/or best offer.
(863)228-6178


CLUB CAR ELECTRIC 2002 -
With Charger, Reconditioned
$1595. (863)843-0062
Excellent condition, has 6
batteries, Charger included.
$1200 or best offer
(863)697-9938
EZ GO W/4"lift, stereo, over
sized tires, enclosed, head
lights. $1500 or trade for
pontoon tri (954)707-2274
EZ GO ELECTRIC 1994 2
SEATS, NO CHARGER
$895. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART Club Car, 2000,
electric, low hours, Excellent
cond. $1450 or best offer
(863)467-2824
Golf Cart 1992 Yamaha $375.
needs batteries. Call Junie
863-675-0751 LaBelle



DEI EL DDE RAM 9912,
5 speed, extra tires, excellent
condition, $3000 neg
(863)763-5253
DODGE 350 CUSTOM H.D
1985 V-8 4 speed 318 mo-
tor dump bed $1500.
(863)983-7211



6.25hp, vertical shaft, can
see it run, $40.
(863)763-0625
F100 TRUCK body 1980 -
Very little rust short bed
$750/or best offer
(863)261-4498
FORD RIMS 18"6 LUG NEW
FX4 RIMS $400/or best of-
fer. (863)634-1545
MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES -
BAJA CLAW W/ CHROME
RIMS,37x 13.50X 17 8 LUG
$800. (863)763-5147
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Ciera
S Good rTuning car for
parts.Clean title $295.
(863)697-0996
REAR SEAT 96 blue voyager -
Blue/Grey velveteen tweed
$225/or best offer.
(863)675-2145
TRANSMISSION '03 Cad.
CTS $500/or best offer.
(863)801-5687
TRANSMISSION Chevy 4x4
Auto. $500/or best offer.
(863)801-5687
USED CUSTOM rims 20" -
$700. (863)697-3524
(863)763-0180


CHEVROLET Sl10 1995 -
Utility bed, wht, V6, auto.
Needs TLC. $1750/or best
offer. (863)697-1413
CHEVY -1951, Complete 350
Camaro eng & trans, needs
hooked up. Body Mint $3800
(863)801-9136
CHEVY SILVERADO 1500
2001 5 SPD,2WD,COLD
A/C $3000. (863)763-5147
(863)697-9527
FORD F250 1985 Diesel,
runs great. OBO $1200.
(863)675-1113
FORD F250 1985 Diesel,
runs great. OBO $1200.
(863)675-1113
GMC JIMMY Full size 1985,
4 inch lift 35 inch tires,
$1800 or best of-
fer(863)532-9243
ISUZU P/U 90, 4 gyl. eng, 5
spd, exc. cond. 01600 or
best offer (863)763-3966


al trans, 4 cyl, $3000 or
best offer(863)673-0057 or
(863)673-2558


FORD EXPLORER 1998 2dr.
all power, ihrhCD, cold a/c,
runs great. 131,000 miles
$2500. (863)983-6342
OTHER KX 125 1990 -
BRAND NEW TOP END
$700/or best offer.
(863)675-1275





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CHEVY VAN G20, '93 new
battery, new starter & new
tires, runs good, must see,
$1,000 firm. (863)612-5551
DODGE CARAVAN SPORT -
1998, Runs good, good tires
$3500 neg. (863)467-0458
DODGE CONVERSION VAN
2000 asking $4700
(863)675-0077/674-1333
FORD Conversion Van -1999,
Hi top, new tires, excellent
condition, 71,000 miles
(863)763-2396
GMC 2500 Starcraft Good
tires, newly rebuilt Trans,
350 Locker by aamco. 350
eng Has blown head gas-
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Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: n2009-019-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOIS GWENDOLYN AFFORD
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the at Lois
Gwendols n Sard, deceased, whose
date ol death was November 11,2007,
is pending in re ircui C t for Hendry
County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad
dress o which Is PO Box 1760, La-
Belle, FL 33975 1760. The names and
addresses ofthepersonal representimve
and the persona representative's attor-
ney are set forth helow.
All creditors of he decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
agaInsl decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served mus file their clams wirth this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRS PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OFTHIS NOICE ON THEM.
All other creditors af the decedent and
orher persons having claims or demands
aainM decedenat's estate must file their
i alewth this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
NOWffHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of first publication of this
notice is March 19th, ea2009.
Personal Representative
Laua Safford
7307 N aOl Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33604
Anorney for Personal Representative
ODaniel J Endrlzal, III
Attorney for Laura Safford
Florida Bar No 3DOB60
1533 Hendry St. Ste 303
Ft. Myers, .FL 33901
Telephone 239) 728 8555
Fax (23g)3371466
313632 CGS 3/19,26/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER: 200-016 -CP
DIVISION PROBATE
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BERYLE BOWLING
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration ofthe estate of Beryle
Bowing, deceased, Fire Number
2009-01 -CP Is In the Circult Courl for
Hendry County, Forda, Prebale Divi-
esion, the address of which is 25 E
HNckpoochee Avenue, PO Box 1760,
Laele, FL 3R3975-17o The names
ande personal represenraive and the
personal representative's a attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons en whom this notice Is
served who have obilections thait chal-


Ise Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MoNTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having clams or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this nice is served with
three months aHer the dale r the first
publication of this notice musiletheir
lams with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
Y OA COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims wi t his Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the lirst publication of this
Notice is March 2G6h, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Beverly Day
Attorney for Personal Representative
Mark J. NoWicO, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 358861
4e Maplewood Drive
Suile 2
Jupiter, Florida 33458
c51 746-n200
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNI, FLORIDA
CASE NO 2008-B12-CA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC
Plaintiff
JOSE A PACHECO, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JOSE A PACHECO, MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC, AS NOMINEE FOR
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC,
and any unknown heirs, devlsees,
antees, creditors, and other an.
ckown persons or unknowne spouses
claiming by, through and under any
of the above-named Defendants,
Defendants)


NOTICES here iven that the under-
sgnedClerk of the Circull Court ol Hend-
ry County, Florida, wll on the 1nt day of
Api, 2009, am 11 Do A M at Front of the
rlce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court In
the Hendry County Courthouse, being the
2nd Floor Hallway of Ihe Hendry County
Courthouse Buding, LaBelle, Florida, -
er for sale and sell at pubic outcryto the
highest and best bidder for cash, the fol.
owin-described property situate In
Hendry County, Florida:
Lot 14, Block 2204, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 7, according to the plat thereof,
as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page
116. of the Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida.
pursuant lothe Final Judgment entered In
a case pending in said Court, the style
of which is indicated above
Any person or entity claming an Interest
in the surplus, if any, resulting from
the foreclosure sale, other than ihe
property owner as of the date of te
Lis Pendens, must file a clam on
same ith the Clerki of Court within 50
days after the foreclosure sale
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 9th day of March,
It you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodtion in order to
parc pate a this proceeding, you are en-
atied, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance Please contact the
Deputy Court Adminisrator whose office
is located at Hendry County Courthouse,
125 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, Florida 33935
and whose phone number is
(941) 675-5217, within 2 working days
of your receipt of this Notice, i you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
1-800-955-8771.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /S! D HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
33198 CN 3/19,26/09
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS




E I hlcpoche Avc, LaBelle, Florda The LPA wil dtcr
County, 1 i, i

Code




Comrmsion chambers 115 W Ventura Ave, Clewston,
Florida.


i i South Lee Street,c
Frdarom n m n 00pm n Monday through
Friday from 8' a.m to 5:00 p mo





rd, w,-chc cord icddldes c ted stony and edonce
upon which the appeal d to be based.
Petition Number SE06-0009
Applira Arda Saotana
Orduancen ide A RESOLUTION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A SPE-
CIAL EXCEPTION TO ALLOW A CHURCH AND
RELATED FACILITIES IN A RESIDENTIAL/RURAL
DEVELOPMENT-FARM ZONING DISTRICT.
Location 360 & 366 Ilorsc Club Avenue,
Monora Ranch Estates
Property Size 2.19 acre +/-

Residentlal/Rural Development-Farm (RR-F) zoning dis-
Lgal description of subject property
DESCRIPTION
LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 49, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES, AS RECORDED INPLAT BOOK 3,
PAGES 37-39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY. FLORIDA.
Peituon Number' VA09-0001
Applcunt Ardu San-n
Ordmane eute' A RESOLUTION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING VARI-
ANCES FROM THE 150 FOOT SETBACK REQUIRE-
MENT ON THE NORTH AND WEST SIDES
Location 360 & 366 Horse Club Avenue,








DESC RIPTION
Property size 29 acresK +/
Reque
north .nd 135 2 feet frorn the 150-ft setback req..rement






RANCH ESTATES, AS RECORDED INPAT BOOK,
PAGES 37-39 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA



















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Orell Howard, Chair Janet B Taylor, Chair
Hendry Co nty Local Hendry Co nty Board
Plooong Agr.cy fCo.nty Cccmuntsonrs


COMMUNITY ACTION
ADVISORY BOARD
Notice is hereby given that Ihe Commu-
nity Action Advisory Board has sched-
uled their Board Meeting at PM
March 30,2009 at the Hendry County
Satelht Office at 100 East El Paso
ve ,Clewslon, Florida Thisn was he
old Health Department Buildi). The
meeting is open to the pu bc and Ihe
site Is accessible by
the disabled.
Community Action Advisory Board
Joyce Adams, Chairperson
314298 CB/CN 3/26/09


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of the following certifil
ate has fled said certificate for a tax eed o be issued thereon The cer iOcate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which II was as-
sessed arena followed
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
803 2R06 1 -2-43-32-ADO-0089-0100 MARY MAINEWILLIAMS
& DAVID LEE NIEHAUS. JR
The North one-half of the Southwest onei.uarter of the Southwes one-q uarr fthe
Southwest one-quarter o Secon Township 43 ouh, Range 32 Eat, Hendr
County Florida. LESS road dedication of 25 feet on Ihe West side thereof.
Less and except Gas Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subjecl to exaefong easements and nrghl of ways of record.
All of said property being In Ie County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the propEeRly described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder alt the Clerk's Office nd Floor.
Admiinstration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 :0O A.M. on Ihe Third Thursday in the
month of April, which ISthe lth dao of April, 2009
Daoed iS E25 day V February 20O
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circut Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUOTfRNES V. LLC holder of the following certel-
ate has file said certificate for a tax eed lo be issued thereon The cerlrialeM
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which was as-
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN00
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
743 2006 1-3.5-43-.31-010.0-OOOJ-0020 RENEALEJANDROMARTINEZOUERRA
The Northwest one-quarter ofthe Norhea one-quarer f he Northeaae onequearte
of the Souoheast one-uarter of Secfion 35, Township43 South, Range O East
Hendry Count, Florida. Also known as L 2, Block Pioneer P antation, an unre
corded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral righs not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in fhe County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the properly described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Adwmianlslraon Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on fhe Third Thursday in the
month of Aprdi, which is the 16th day of April, 2009
Daled Iis 00h day of February, o200o.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Courl
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of the following certlf
cate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cerltcate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which was as
nsessed are as follows
CEET RANE IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1041 2006 1-22044-32-010-0009 0030 JORGE LOIS REYES
FLORENTINA 0 REYES
Lot 3, in Block 9. of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES FIRST SUBDIVISION according to
the pld hereof recorded in Plat 3, Pages 37,38 0 30, of the Pabuic Reeords of
Hendry County, FloriEda
Less and except Gas OBl and Mineral r1gh1 ne owned gy prior owner
Suobjecl to exIisting easements and right of ways of record
All of said properly being in Ihe County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall he redeemed according to law, the properly described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor
Adminislratlon Wing, LaBelle Florida, at 11 00 A M, on te Third Thursday In the
month of Apri, which is the 16th day of April, 2009.
oaled hIbis 25lh day of February, 2009
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certifclate for a tax deed Io be issued thereon. The cerntDicate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which l was as-
sessed areas follows

CER. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
480 2006 1-27-4-19-010 -0002-0090 BEN WESLEY NIEDECKEN, III
The Easttne-haf f the We one-half the Southwest one-quarter of the South
eas one-quarter of Section 28, Township 4 South, Range 29 East, Hendry Couny,
Florida; LESS the North 30 feet thereof, previously reserved for perpefu road right-
of-way
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner,
Suajecl to existing easements and right o ways of record
All of said properly beingin mhe County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall he redeemed according to law, the properly described
in such centriOcae will be sold to the highefst bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Adminisfltration Wing, LaBele, Florida, at 1100 A M, on he Third Thursday In the
month of April, which isthe 16th day of Aprl, 009.
Dated this 25th day of February, 20090
Barbara S. Butler
Cl erk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
HOUSING AUTHOR OF THE CmO OF BELLE GLADE
Owner
1200 W NAVEUE L OEREAC
Adore.
Separate sealed BIDS for e construction of elective renovation of aDroximawle
three hundred nmetv-mne existino multi-famlV lyino units consisfinso of one wo
three and four bedroom units at Okeechobee Center Housmo NDevOI ment and
anroximalelvtwo hundreds oelahtv-seven existing mll-nfamllvlvna unis consil t-
inn of one two and three bedroom units at Osceola Center Housnmo Development
wll be recevedbyt Owner and Ar t l te n Ath
theCNItvof Bele Glade I 104 NWAenue LTerrace eileGad Florida
until 2:00 PM. (local time) Apri 28. 2009, and then at said office publicly
opened and reda aloud
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations
SWILLEY CURTIS MUNDY HUNNICUTT ASSOCIATES ARCHIECTS INC.
1036 SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE
LAKELARD FLORIDA 33803 teleDhone (8631 68-8882
and
Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be purchased at B & Z eo graphic
located dl 2718 South Combee Road Lakeland Florida 30003 telephone
(8631 65-00002
All contracts exceediog $1 0,OOO0 shall contain a provision requiring compiance wth
Executive Order 1146 entitled, "Equa Employmen t Oppornty",as amended b
Executive Order 11375 and as supplemented in Department of Labor regulatiMons
(41 CFR Part 60)
DATE: March 26, 2009
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 FloridaStatules
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNES V. LLC holder of the following certifi
cale, has filed said certificate for a uI deed to be issued thereon The certiica
number, year of Issuance desn der of property and the name In which It was as
messed are as fellows:
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
891 200 1-14.44-.32-A-00 017.O0000 GONZALEZINVESTMENTS, LLC
The North one-half of he Southeast one-quarter of the Southeastone -quarter of th
Northeast one.arle of t dorltheast one-quarer of Section 140 Towneship 4
Soath, Range 31 East, Hendry County, FIorida SUBJECT to an easemeant for oan ac
cess road a Ihe East 30 feel thereof. Also known as Lot 3598. MONTURA RANCHI
ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision
Less and except Gas, Oi and Mineral right nt owned by prior owner
Subject lo existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in Ihe County of Hendry, Statle of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according Io law, the property describes
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at Ihe Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 1100 A M, on the Third Thursday in ihd
month of Aprl, which In he 16th dayeof Apil, 2009
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009.
Barbara S Bualer
Clerk of Circuit Courlt
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.510 Florida Statfutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of the following certifi
cafe has filed said certificate for a ax deed to be issued thereon. The certlitca
number, year of issuance, description of property and fhe name in which it was as
seed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
688 2006 1-33-43-31- OO-0042-0000 JOSEA. HEREANOEZ
The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwesf one
quarter of the Northeastf one quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31
EaO, Hendry County, Florida SUBJECT lo an easement for an access road of thi
Ea s30 feel thereof. Also known as Lot 162, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorde
subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oi and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject o existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in Ihe DCounty of Hendry, Stale of Florida.
Unless such certficaee shall be redeemed according lthe pro erety describe
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at he Clerk's Office, 2n Floor
Administration Wing, LaBelle Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the
month of Aprd which is he lOIh dayof April, 2009
Dated this 25h day of February 209.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.510 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of the following certfl
cae, has filed said certificate for a lax deed to he issued thereon. The certi"cat`
number, year of issuance, descrption of property and fhe name in which it was as
se a as fallows
CERE NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
881 2006 1-13 044-2-AOO-02420000 ANA PEREZ
The NSouath one-hal of the Northwes one-quarter oflthe Southeast one-quarter oflh
Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarfer of Section 13. Township 4N
South, Range 3 EasI, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an ac
cess road of IlMe West 3D el thereof Also known as Lot No 551 In Montlura
Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject lo existing easements and right of ways record.
All of said property being In he County of Hendry, Stale o Florida
Unless such cerificate shall redeemed according lo law the proerdescrbe
In scertcatewill be dto he Ighes bidder at erk Office2n Foo
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on fhe Third Thursday in thO
month f Apr, which is ohe 1 lh gay of April, 2009
Dated tis 25th day of FebroarI, 2009
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circus Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 5120 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ANTONIO COLETTE MARTINEZ holder of th
following certificate, has filed said cerlcate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number year of issuance, description of property and Ihe name
which it was assessed are as follows
CNER. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1368 0001 1-14-44.32-AO-02110100 STELLA EVENIDES EST
MONTURA LAND AND CATTLE INC
The North one-half of the Northweslone-quarlter of he Southeast one-quarter f Ihe
Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 4
South, Range 32 East, Hendry Couny, Florida SUblect to an easement for an aO
cess road of the West 30 fet thereof Also known as Lot 2837, MONTURA RANC
ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision.
Lass and except Gas Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject lo existing easements and right of ways V record.
All of said property being In he County of Hendry, Stae of Florida
Unless such certficae shalle redeemed according I law, the properlty describe
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at he Clerk's Offcen, 2ad Floor
Admisrftration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on fhe Third Thursday in th
month of April whch is the 16th dNy of Apr0 2009
Dated tas 21fft day of February. 2009
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SOAUTERNES V. LLC holder of the following cetofi
cale, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon The ncertiocat
number, year of issuance, descrption of property and the name in which it was as
sessoed are as follows
CERD NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
67 2006 1-33-43-31-AOO-0039-0000 JOSEA HERNANODEZ
The Southwest one- uarer of the Northwest one-qouarter of the Southwest one
quarter o theRNorheast one-quaer o Secton 33 Township 43 South, Range 31
Easl, Hendry County, Florida SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of tO
Ease 30 feel thereof. Also known as Lot 163, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded

Less and except Gas, OI and Mineral right not owned by prior owner.
Subject o existing easements and right of wayes of record
All of said property being in Ihe County of Hendry, Stale of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according o law, the properly described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Office, 2nd Floor
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday mn th
month of A oprl, whc sa he 1h day fApr, 2009
Datoed this 2D5th day of February, 2009.
Barbara S Bu0ler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 107 512 Florida Stalues
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNES V, LLC holder of the following certify
ale, has filed osa cerNficate for a ta deed to be issued thereon The cerlficatl
lumber, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which It was as
;eased are as follows:
;ERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
'00 2006 1-33-4-31ADO-0234-000OOO JOHANNEH CYR &MATTHEW D CY
% JORDYN TAYLOR PROPERTY, INC
he Northwest one huarler l Ithe outhwes one-uarter o the Southwest one
uarlter of the Southeast one-quarer Section 33, Towns hip 43 ESouth, Range 3
East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the South 20.00 feet thereof. SUBJECT to al
asementfor an access road o the Eas 30 0 feeltthereof Also known as Lot 154
PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rRights nel owned by prior owner
Subject o existing easements and right f ways of record
All of sadg property being in the County of Hendry Slate o Florida
less such certificatee shall be redeemed according o law, he property described
n such certificate will e sold o the highest bidder at the Clerks Office 2nd FOO
Idclnltrallon Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11 00 A M, on the Third Thursday In the
nonthof April, Who h is o he Ath day of April, 2009.
Dated this 5th day of February, 2009
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Crcud Court
Hendry Countly Florida
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REQUEST FOR BIDS


HENRY COUNTY JAIL INMATES
BID NUMBER: 2009-17
OPENING DATE AND TIME APRIL 15,2009 at 2 0 00 p
ealeed 3ids will e received by the 3oard of Coust CCommissioners of Hendr
County, Florida, for "Pharmaceutical nervlces for Hendry County Jail Inmatfes"
In order to be considered, Bids must received by he Board of County Commis
owners at the C.. Hall Buiding (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry Couny Courthous
Complex 25 E Hckoee Avenu LaBelle, Florida by April 15,00 at 2 O0
p.m., af which time all responses to Ihis request will be recorded in the presence
of oe or n ore h m winesses
I copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendr
County Purchasim Department, located at 15 S Lee Street, LaBelle, Flordd (fo
pickup). Post Office Box 234D0, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by call ai
(83) 675-5220 or (863) 983-100085.
'his seoici5aon does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay an
costs incurred in the preparation of a response o this Bid, or to contract for an
services The County reservesltherighttoDrejeclanyoraelsuiDbmlals received a
a result of this soicitatiledion, or to cancel n part or In ts ent this Bid, if t s
Ihe beso interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County Is an Equal Opporlunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work

1ENDRY COUNTY
oanetB Taylor' Chair
hoard of County Commissioners
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 19 7.512 Florida Stafues
NOTICE IA HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of he following certil
alte, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificatl
umber, year of issuance, desripion of property and the name in which t was as
eased are as follows
MEET NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
102 2006 1-29-43-32-AOO-0042-0000 PAHOKEE ENVIRONMENTAL
CENTER, INC
Parcel 1
'he EaEsf one-haf of the Northwest one-guarter of the Southeast one-uarder of thl
Jotdhwesf one-qua rter of Section 29, Township 43 South, Range 30 East of thi
Iubiic Records of Hendry Count, Florida. Less road dedication of 25 feel on thi
Jorth side of the traot
Parcel 2
'he West one-hA of te Northeast one-gu arer of the Southeast one-arter of thl
Jotdhwesf one-quarter of Section 29, Township 43 South, Range 30 East of thi
Iublic Records of Hendry Count, Florida. less road dedication of 25 feet on thi
Jorth side of traot
Parcel 3
'he Easf one-half of the Southwest one-tuarler of the Southeast one-guarter of thl
Jodthwef one-quarter of Section 29, Township 43 South, Range 30 East of thi
publicc Records of Hendry Count, Florida. Less road dedication of 25 feel on thi
iouth side of the tract
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subioet to exrsong easements and right of ways oEl record
All of said property bein In the County of Hen rySate of Florida
inleses such cerlficEle shall be redeemed according om law, Ihe property descriei
n such cerDifie will be sold fo the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floo
Aministrefalon Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.. on the Third Thursday in th
month of Aprl, which is Ihe 1th dayoft Apri, 2009
Dated this Tlh day of February. 2009
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Staufoes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNES V, LLC holder of the fallowing cetnifi
alte, has filed said certificate for a lax deed to be Issued thereon The cedrtlflcatl
lumber, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as
,essed are as follows:
NERT NAME IN
NO YEADR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
101 2006 1-29-43-302-AOO-0041-0000 PAHOKEE ENVIRONMENTAL
CENTER,. INC
dhe East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of lhe Southeast one-quarter of thi
Jorthwef one-quarter of Section 29, Township 43 South, Range 32 East, Hendr:
;ounty, Florida.
Less and except Gas. Oi and Mineral rights nol owned by prior owner.
Subject t existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, SEate of Florida.
less such cerlificale shall be redeemed according to law. lhe property descriel
n such certificate will he sold Io the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Flool
Aminstreflon Wing Lasetle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.. on the Third Thursday in th
nonth of April, which Is lthe 16th day of April, 2009
Dated this 25th day of February. 009.
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry Counlty, Florida
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
Jotice is hereby given thai pursuant 0 call of fhe 0dBoar of Superisors of Eas
Shore Water Control District, He Annual MeRoing of the Landowners of East Shorn
Vater Control Districtlfor he year 2009 will be held at their office located af 2832 N
ainm Sreet, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Flor ia, on Wednesday, April 15th
000o, at 9 30 A M, In the forenoon for the purpose of

I Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years
. Receving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as
Ithe landowners ma delermme, and,
I Transacting such ot er business as may come before the meeting
t a person decides to appIea the deoIson of Ie Board of Supervnsors with respe
o any matter considered at te meefig herein referred, he or she may need to en
ure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes th
efrmony and evidence upon which the appeal is made
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 0I
EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT'
BY //Goene Dodgen. Proieslden
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COUNTY OF HENRY, STATE OF FLORIDA
RESOLUTION NO 200 18
RECORDED IN RESOLUTION BOOK XXII, PAGE 46
A RESOLUTON OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FINDING
THAT A FIRE EMERGENCY EXISTS WITHIN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ARND
IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON UNREGULATED FIRES WITHIN THE COUNTY
WHEREAS, the recent freezes and drouht affecting Hendry Couoty has created an
extreme highd danger of grass, brush and forest fires throughout all of Hendryi
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 HENDORY COUNTY, FLORIDA THAT:
1 A fire emergency exists within Hendry County, Florida, under the definilions
and provisarions of Hendry DCounty Ordinance No. 2001-03, as amended.
2. The Board hereby iwmose a moratorium on all unregulated fires wrhm
Hendry County, Florida, as provided in said Ordinance No 2D01-03. Setlion
2, as amended. An unregulated fire means any outdoor fire other lhan a
Cookfire which is not permitted by a government agency
3 The moratorium imposed hereby shall be efectlve Immeodiately and shall
remain in eofecl until further action by this Board.
Duly considered and adapted by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry

Florida, this 24th day of February, 2009.


ATTEST:
Anita Blschel, Deputy Clerk
Barbara S. Butler, Clerk


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
DF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B Taylor Chair


Certified to be a true and
correct copy of the original
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk Circuit Caourt
Hendrn County Florida
: A. Bischelf
eputy Clerk
Date: 3 h-09


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
PRELIMINARY PLAT

APPLICATION
HENDRY COUNTY

Notice is hereby given that the
Local Planning Agency of Hendry
County (LPA) will hold a public
hearing on April 22, 2009 at 6:00
p.m., at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission
Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave,
La Belle, Florida, to consider the
Preliminary Plat Application of
Grovewood Estates (PL06-0003),
a subdivision of a portion of
Section 27, Township 43 South,
Range 29 East including a portion
of Section 3, Township 44, Range
29. The subdivision is located at
the northeast end of E Road.


A copy of the proposed
Preliminary Plat is available for
inspection on weekdays between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., at the Hendry County
Planning and Zoning
Department, 165 South Lee
Street, LaBelle, Florida.


All interested persons may appear
and be heard with respect to the
issues at said meeting. All adver-
tised public hearings are subject to
Section 286.0105, Florida
Statutes, which states that anyone
desiring to appeal decisions made
by the Local Planning Agency
and/or the Board of County
Commissioners of Hendry
County may be required to fur-
nish a verbatim (word for word)
record of the proceedings that
includes testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based.


Orvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local Planning Agency


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


Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


Grab a bargain from your Buying a car? Look in
neighbor's garage, attic, the classified. Selling Your new car could be in
basement or closet in a car? Look in the today's paper. Have
today's classifedst classified. you looked for it


"$8',000-Tax Creditinalst Home"


actiousionsioneastolus


TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2008-045-CP
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
Jeroboam Sam Fran
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Jeroboam Sam Frank, deceased, whose
dat of death wasE October 24, 2006, is
eeing inm the Circuit Court for Hendry
County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad
dress of which is Pool Office BOx 1760,
La Belle, FL 33975. The names and ad
dresses f he personal representative
and the personal representative's matter.
ney are set forth be ow.
All crediors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or emands
against te deedent's estate on whom a
copy of his nofice is required to be
served aust iir caims wthin
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DTEDATE F SERVICE F A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must fie their
cfalm with fis court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The dat of first publication of this notice
is March 26,2009.
Personal Representative
Nita Bile
HC 61,Box 5
Clewlston, FL 33440
Ralph Elver
Florida Bar Number 215084
Paverse Law Firm
Attorney fr Personal Representative:
PO. Drawer 2280
LaBelle FL 33975
Telephone(863) 675-5800
Fax No. (863)675-4998
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26 2008 C 001359
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUCCESS
SOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHAT
TAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
NOEL DE ARMS, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: NOELDEARMAS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
7415SW93RD Avenue
Miami, FL 33173-3256
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI.
VISUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAL OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS. DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in HENDRY County, Florida:
LOT 10 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT
20, BLOCK 438, OF THE GENERAL
PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, BE.
ING A SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK 111,
IN THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 24, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HENORY COUNTY, FLORIDA
as been filed agamnt you and you are re-
quilred to serve a copy f our written de-
fenses within 30 days after the first
PublCtefion, 5 any ono Florida Oe auit Law
Group, PL Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9011 Corporate Lake Drive,
Sutle 300,Tampa, Florida 33634. and file
the original with this Court either before
service on Plaintiff;s atorneyor immedi-
ately thereafter, otherwise a default will
be entered against eyou for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or petition.
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Thea Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wslfon, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold Ie Regsular Monthly Meeting on
ThaursdayV. March 26, 2009 at S O0
PM. at The Greentree South Commu-
nity Center al LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
ConetFy
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
Ithe general business and consider any
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any decision made a sauc meeting
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197 512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENTHATMALBEC II, LLC holder o the following certificate,
as file said certificate for a t I deed t o be issued hereon e certificate number
year of issuance, desnpton of property and the name in which it was assessed
are as follows
GERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASE9SED
1171 2006 1 22 44 32 010 00830100 TODD JAMES, LLC

Hendry County, Flonda


Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate wll be sold to the highest bidder at tie Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBella, Flori-
da, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the
month otfApdl, which Is te16th day of April, 2009.
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009


313566 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNES V, LLCholder of the following ertfl-
ate, has filed sad crticate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The ert cate
number, year of issuance, description of property and e name in which was as
sesse are as fllows
CENT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1042 2001 1-2244-32-010-0009-0070 JULIA GOZALEZ
Lot 7, Block of NTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION according to
the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37, of the Public Records of Hendry
County, Honda


All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certifaate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
insuch certificate wil be sold tothe highest bidder at e Clerks Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBella, Flori-
da, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the
month oApl, which I the16th day o April, 2009
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
Bartara S Butler
Clek of Circuit Court
Hendry county Flonda
313572 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Pelican
Lake Water Control Distnct, the Annual Mee of the Landowners of Pelcan Lake
Water Control District for tihe year 2009 will be held at their office located at 2832 N
Main Street, Belle Glade Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednesday Apnl 15th,
2009, at100 A M, in e forenoon for the purpose of
1 Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years
2 Re n annual reports and tngsuch action w respecteretoas
the landownes may determine, an ,
3 Transactng such other business as may come before the meaeng
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the meeing herein referred, he or she may need to en-
sure hat averbatm record of the proeedngsis made, which record includes the
esmony andevidence uponwhic the apple is made
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY Is/ Paul Allen, President
314091 BGS 03/26,0402/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of the Ifollc owing cerfi-
cat has led sad ertificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The icate
number year of issuance, description of property and he name in which it was as
sessed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR ** WHICH ASSESSED
798 2006 PA KEE ENVIRONMENTAL
CENTER, INC
Parcel 1
The East one-half of the Northwest one quarter of the Northeast ore-quarter of the
Northwest one quarter of the Seceon 29, Township 43 South Range 32 East of the
Pubic Records of Hendry County Fon Less road edicaton of the 25on the
North side of the tract
Parcel 2
The West one-half of the Northeast one-qnarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the
Northwest one-quarter of Section 2 Township 43 South, Range 32 East of the
Public Records of Hendry County Flonda less road dedication of 25' on the North
side of the tract
Parel 3
The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter northeast one-uaer of the North
west one-quarter of Seaturn 29, Township 43 South, Range 32 East of the Public
Records of Hendry County, FloEda
Parcel 4
The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the
Northwest one-quarter of Section 29 Township 43 South Range 32 East of the
Public Records of Hendry County, Floda Less ad education of 25' on the South
side of the tract


Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate wll be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Flori-
da, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the
month o Apdl, whchis the 16tho day of April, 2009.
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009


313561 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09 t


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 26-2009-CA-000128
WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO HOME
MORTGAGE, INC,
Plantiff
WILLIAM HERNANDEZ, metal,
Defendants)

TO ELIZABETH HERNANDEZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS

CURRENTADDRESS UNKNOWN
ANYANDALLUNKNOWNPARTIES
CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HERE-
IN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAL OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in HENDRY County, Florida
LOT9, SUNSHINE LAKE ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE
175, PUBLIC RE
CORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME
LOCATED THEREON AS A
FIXTURE
AND APPURTENANCE THERE.
TO
















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The reality: We all have animals


By Pastor John Hicks

First United Methodist Church
It's hard to believe, but Easter
is right around the corner. So are
taxes.
This is another year where
Easter and taxes fall on the same
week.
I find it ironic that as I sit at my
computer trying to outline my
Easter messages, I have the tax
deadline weighing down on me.
I have my Bible opened to the
passage proclaiming, "He is not
here, He is risen," and nearby is
my tax material for 2008.
With no apologies to the IRS,
one seems spiritual and the other
mundane.
One minute I'm at the cross,
the next I'm at my checkbook.
Even though I might feel a
little crucified financially, the time
I spend on one seems holy, the
other worldly.
One reminds me how God in


Christ paid it all, and the next re-
minds me that there's something
I have to pay.
In all of this, I try to keep in
mind the words of our Lord to
give Caesar the things that are
Caesar's and give to God the
things that are God's.
Sometimes, however, I strug-
gle with what I want or have to
give.
I'm currently planning my
message for the Palm Sunday
Sunrise service at the Clewiston
levee at 6:30 a.m. on April 5, and
I can't help but wonder about the
guy who gave Jesus his donkey
for the Palm Sunday procession.
I wonder if the guy who gave
the donkey for Jesus to ride into
Jerusalem on Palm Sunday strug-
gled with his giving or the fact that
he was asked to give generously
in a time when finances were
tight.
We don't know his name or
what he looks like.
We only know that Jesus told


His disciples that "If anyone asks
you why you are taking the don-
keys, say that the Master has need
of them, and he will send them at
once." (Matthew 21:3)
Did this guy just give the ani-
mals to someone in need, or did
he know it was Jesus who needed
the donkeys?
Did he worry about getting the
donkeys back?
I wonder about these things
because sometimes it's hard for
me to give as freely as I might.
There are times I like to keep
my animals to myself for my own
use.
Sometimes I rationalize not
giving by wondering if my little
deeds and giving today will re-
ally make a difference in the long
run.
Sometimes I don't give it be-
cause I'm not sure what to give or
how to give, or I get busy and put
things on the back burner.
And then there are the times
God calls to my heart and I re-


spond to our Lord, and feel hon-
ored that a gift of mine would be
used to carry Jesus forward to
proclaim the Kingdom and make
a difference in the life of another.
The reality is that all of us have
a donkey.
You and I each have something
in our lives which, if given back to
God, could, like the donkey, move
Jesus and His story further down
the road.
Maybe you could reach out
and help a friend or a neighbor,
or encourage a child.
Maybe you can sing, or hug, or
teach a class, or speak a foreign
language.
Maybe you can give a cold
glass of water to someone who
is thirsty. Maybe you can write a
check.
Whichever, that's your donkey.
Whichever, it could be that God
wants to mount your donkey and
enter into another place, another
situation, another heart.


The Tried Stone, a Sure Foundation!


By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist


First Christian Church
In Isaiah 28:16, Isaiah proph-
esied: "Behold I lay in Zion for a
foundation a stone, a tried stone,
a precious stone, a sure found
tion: he that believeth shall not
make haste."
The scripture is filled with the
trials of Jesus and His Church. Je-
sus Himself was tried by the devil,
among other places, in the wil-
derness of temptation.
He was led out into the wilder-
ness to be tempted by the devil.
The devil tried the stone and Je-
sus did not break.
The devil departed form Him
for a season and returned many
times and always the same. The
stone did not break!
Not only was the Lord tried
by the devil, He was also tried by
man.
They said to Him in the clos-
ing days of His ministry, "By what
authority doest thou these things,
and who gave thee this authority?
Many and varied were the tri-
als. Is it lawful to give tribute to
Caesar?
Whose wife shall she be?
What is the greatest com-
mandment in the law?
Show us a sign from heaven.
How then doth
He now say I am come down
out of heaven?
How can he give us His flesh
to eat? Art thou the King of the
Jews? What is truth?
How can a man be born again


when he is old?" On and on the
questions came throughout His
ministry.
Jesus was thoroughly tried
by men, and the stone did not
break!
Not only was He tried by the
devil and man; the Heavenly Fa-
ther tried Him. On the cross Jesus
said, "My God; My God!
Why hast thou forsaken Me?:
The tried stone did not break!
Not only was the stone a tried
stone; but it was also a precious
stone. Isaiah said it was a precious
cornerstone and Peter called it a
stone elect and precious.
Under normal circumstances
we take water for granted. It is as
near to us as the turn of the tap.
But to a person on the desert with
no prospects of getting more, his
canteen full of water is more pre-
cious than gold.
He will not wish to waste a
drop. Jesus, who gives the water
of life, must be recognized as the
most precious thing in our lives!
Peter told the council at Je-
rusalem, when they were being
tried for healing the lame man at
the Beautiful Gate of the Temple,
"There is therefore now no other
name under Heaven given among
men whereby we must be saved."
Jesus is our only Hope!
The stone was also a sure
foundation.
Paul told Timothy, "Howbeit
the firm foundation of God stand
eth sure.
The Lord knoweth them that
are His, let everyone that nameth
the name of the Lord Jesus depart
from iniquity."
Remember Peter said, "Ye also


are living stones, built up a spiri-
tual house."
And again Paul tells us in
Ephesians that we are no longer
strangers and sojourners, but fel-
low citizens with the saints and
the household of God, built upon
the foundation of Apostles and
Prophets, Jesus Christ, Himself,
being the chief cornerstone."
All Christians are a part of the
Rock, and the gates of Hades shall
not prevail against it.
Jesus gives the best plan for
a life when He tells us in the Ser-
mon on the Mount; "Everyone
that heareth these words of mine,
and doeth them shall be likened
unto a wise man who built his
house upon the rock,
And the floods came, and the
winds blew, and beat upon that
house, and it fell not, for it was
founded upon the rock.
And everyone that heareth
these words of mine and doeth
them not unto a foolish man who
built his house upon the sand.
And the winds came and the
winds blew and beat upon that
house and it fell and great was the
fall thereof."
The Stone is sure, and we are
sure. We are just as sure as the
Lord is sure! We stand or fall in
Christ.
Our salvation is just as sure
and solid as the Rock of Ages. The
stone is tried, precious, and sure!
Jesus told the chief priest after
the Trimphal Entry that the stone
that the builders rejected, the
same was made the head of the
corner.
Whoever falls on this stone
shall be broken in pieces, and on


whomever it falls it will scatter
him as dust.
Those who are part of the
stone elect and precious are inde-
structable and those who are not
shall be ground as powder and
scattered as dust.
To those who are not a part
of the stone, Peter has a word
of warning in the eighth verse of
First Peter, chapter one.
He refers to the stone of stum-
bling and the rock of offence.
He further states they stumble
at the word.
Many have stumbled over the
Stone made without hands.
To many, that Stone is a rock
of offence.
I know of no place where peo-
ple stumble at the word and trip
over the rock of offence as much
as how to be saved.
Peter said on the day of Pen-
tecost to those who inquired,
"What shall we do?"
"Repent and be baptized every
one of you in the name of Jesus
Christ for the remission of sins,
and ye shall receive the gift of the
Holy Spirit."
Luke tells us in Acts the eighth
chapter of an example of how a
baptism was performed.
"They went down into the
water.., they came up out of the
water."
In spite of the clarity of God's
word, many there are who stum-
ble at the word and trip up on the
rock of offence.
"The stone is tried, precious,
and sure. Jesus said, "Upon this
rock I will build My Church and
the gates of Hades shall not pre-
vail against it."


Don't ask me for a watered-down version


By The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph. D.
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
A recent news item on TV
caught my attention when the re-
porter told of the resignation of an
institutional chaplain on the east
coast.
The chaplain felt that she
could not use the words "God" or
"Lord" as the reporter conveyed,
and so she resigned.
The institution sent out two
faxed statements, one from the
President and CEO and the other
from the Senior Chaplain.
The statements had to do with
a "suggestion" to be "inspiration-
al but not religious" at their staff
meetings.
My recollection of the roots of
the word "inspire" is that it comes
from "in-spirited." and that sounds
"religious" enough to me.
Since the institutional staff
was reported to come from vari-
ous backgrounds, it was inferred
that all traditions should be re-
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That struck me as curious.
Once you're talking about "inspi-
rational" you're off and running.
If you're a religiously trained
person say a chaplain, that would
likely get you back to things "re-
ligious and not necessarily inspi-
rational."
It sounds like the job, a chap-
laincy, calls for a religiously trained
person -isn't that what chaplains
are? but you want them to be
"inspirational but not religious."
Wow! I am one of that group
referred to as "clergy." It is a dif-
ferent group than the "laity" and
involves religious beliefs.
Religion is a part of my iden-
tity; as much as my preference
for certain makes of automobiles,
my favorite foods, my love of ani-
mals, my choice of clothing; in
short it is "me."
I don't parcel out parts of me
when called upon to do some-
thing. If someone asks me to par-
ticipate in an activity or share in an
event, it is with the understanding
that those who asked wish me to
offer what I have to contribute.



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When asked to give an invo-
cation, or benediction, or offer a
prayer, I do so out of the religious
traditions that have helped shape
me and make me the person, and
clergyman, that I am.
People who want "generic"
representations, or sometimes
no representation at all, ask for a
lesser person than I am.
I doubt that they tell their me-
chanics to use monkey wrenches
instead of socket sets or the muf
fler folks to use a "ne-size-fits-all"
replacement.
Generics are not always the
way to go.
Placing limits on people we
ask to share in special times in
our lives keeps them from be-
ing who they are; and limits an
opportunity to learn something
ourselves (I've learned a lot from
people with whom I disagreed or
didn't particularly like!).
I have refused to take part in an
"ecumenical" marriage because I
was not to wear any distinctive
clergy garb or to comment on
the scriptures I was to read, or to

Religion briefs

Fish Fry Dinners on
Friday at St. Joseph
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 9 ,,swat-ihli dpssert and
tea, for 1.. ..
Eat there or take home.

Thrift shop open
at Church of God
of Prophecy
The Church of God of Proph-
ecy, in Moore Haven, will have
a thrift shop open on Saturdays
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., all things
are given for a donation, this is to
help for expenses of the church.
We feel in helping the church
it is helping you also, with your
needs.
All things are nice and clean,
these things are supplied by Cow


stand equal or, higher than the
other clergy.
I suggested that what was
sought was a layperson and not
clergy, and didn't see any partici-
pation as "ecumenical" at all.
One principal asked me to
attend a dedication of a new
school.
I asked what I might contribute
but she told me that there would
be no "religious" acts.
I asked about what was being
done to recognize God's place in
the school, and she told me that
they were going to play some
"nice" music.
I didn't attend; I had nothing to
contribute.
Do I respect other traditions?
Of course!
But I ask that mine is also re-
spected.
In this day and age of erosion
of values (look around you if you
don't believe it!), we all need to
"stand for something lest we fall
for anything."
We're talking about who we
really are all of us!



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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
7p.m.
The Clewiston Church of
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Ave in Clewiston.
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Clewiston Christian School Honor Roll


Geddy the Gecko Visits WES
Geddy the Gecko recently visited Westside Elementary. Geddy was there spread the mes-
sage about reading and its benefits through a fun filled presentation. Geddy entertained
the students through music, teaching some dancing moves, as well as reading a story to
the students. The students were amazed when Geddy the Gecko left the stage and his BIG
brother appeared to show some crazy dance moves. The students and faculty enjoyed the
presentation and would like to thank Mrs. Dierks for bringing him to the school.


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Westside Students Are Ready for FCAT
On Monday, March 9, 2009 the students of Westside Elementary gathered in the cafeteria
to generate a positive attitude when facing the FCAT this week. The kindergarten through
2nd grade students cheered the 3rd through 5th graders on as they entered the cafeteria
to the theme song of Rocky through a tunnel of CHS Varsity Cheerleaders and WES Fac-
ulty. This assembly was filled with skits put on by the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers that
promoted good habits students should focus on during the days of FCAT. Students were
encouraged to eat a good breakfast, get a good night of sleep, think positive, and do their
very best. The Westside faculty, with the support of the CHS Cheerleaders and Mascots,
reminded the students they have been given the tools to be successful and that they could
do it! Westside is proud of its students and know they BEAT THAT FCAT!


It's that time again! We would
like to recognize our Honor Roll
students. CCS is so proud!
K5 Honor Roll Ruth Anne Live-
ly Amanda Mickler.
K5 Honorable Mention Sean-
luke Bender Hampton McDon-
ald, Devin Grissom and Jaylin
Aragus.
First Grade Honor Roll Tye
Fountain, Kaleb Hyslope, Morgan
Sherman, Hannah Stowe, Bailey
Mathis and Alex Granims.
First Grade Honorable Men-
tion Jacob Howard, Brady Mills
and Chloe White.
Second Grade Honor Roll Em-
ily Miller and Morgan Tripp.
Second Grade Honorable Men-
tion Melissa Manning, Lane Keen,
Jaylan Mendoza, Macy McDonald
and Zinal Patel.
Third Grade Honor Roll Isa-
bella Perez, Ciara Iglesias, Nathan
Howard, Jonathan Hatton and
Alicia Corley.
Third Grade Honorable Men-
tion Brantley Mills, Bailyn Mills,
Reed Martin, Dylan Patel and Mel-
vin Cohens.
Fourth Grade Honor Roll Alan-
na Mickler and Alexa Mickler.
Fourth Grade Honorable Men-
tion Alyssa Mickler, Konnor Hys-
lope and Jacob Martin.

School briefs
Clewiston Christian
School
Upcoming events:
Now to March 31: Registra-
tion for new students.
Now to 27: Spring Break Have
Fun!
Central Elementary
School
Thank you
Hi, everyone! We appreciate
alt of the hard work and effort put
forth by the students, teachers,
and staff during the recent FCAT
testing at Central. The students
are continuing to work hard on
their studies, and they are looking
forward to the upcoming Spring
Break! Also, thank you to all of
the students' families and volun-
teers for their efforts!
Upcoming Events:
March 31: Report Cards go
home with students.
April 6 to April 13: Spring
Break and Easter Holiday (no
school) Students return on Tues-
day, April 14.


Fifth and Sixth Grade Honor tion Jenifer Aguila, Vianca Gal-
Roll Kylie Mathis and Isis Porta. legos, Rebecca Manning, Bryson
Fifth and Sixth Grade Hon- Mills and Jessica Ramos.
orable Mention Ankit Patel and Seventh Grade Honor Roll:
Whitney Thompson. Cassidy Lee, Mary Gibson and
Sixth Grade Honor Roll Beth Kaley Pagan.
Corley. Eighth Grade Honorable Men-
Sixth Grade Honorable Men- tion Shannon Holcomb.

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The Wild West Comes to Westside
Westside Elementary was taken back to the Wild West on February 13, 2009 at the Acceler-
ated Reader Assembly. The Blues Brothers traveled once again in their time machine, this
time landing in the Wild West in their search for Westside Elementary. Students reaching
Goal Grabber status earned a bracelet and were recognized through announcements. Top
winners were recognized during the assembly. This assembly's Principal Challenge was a
horse-shoe sling-shot competition. Since Mr. Shearer was not able to be in attendance for
the challenge, Mr. Duckstein's team went up against third grade teacher Mrs. Fricke and
her team. In the end, Mrs. Fricke's team was victorious. Students are back at work trying
to reach for the Goal Grabber status for challenge 3. Congratulations to those who made
it and good luck to those who are striving for Goal Grabber next challenge!


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Sweet Deception: Youth in the crosshairs, again


Targeting the youth of America
is nothing new for the tobacco
industry.
Despite industry denials, we
know Big Tobacco has targeted
youth through the use of cartoon
characters, sports sponsorships,
sexy models, and aggressive ad-
vertising campaigns.
Though much of the industry's
strategy to hook young people
revolves around advertising and
promotional activities, new prod-
uct development plays a huge
role in the recruitment of new to-
bacco users.
One of the most significant
developments in recent years has
been the explosion in flavored to-
bacco products.
The unaddressed
threat
At virtually every corner con-
venience store and local beverage


stores such as Patson's and Hari's,
a wide array of flavored cigars,
cigarillos, blunt wraps, and spit
tobacco products can be found.
Offerings include a cornuco-
pia of fruity candy flavors such as
grape, peach, apple, watermelon,
pineapple, and strawberry, al-
cohol flavors like apple martini,
rum, and wine, and traditional kid
favorites like chocolate, vanilla,
and honey.
Some of these stores even sell
the hookahs or water pipes that
are becoming increasing popular
with college youth and are fre-
quently used with exotic flavored
tobaccos.
Flavor is an integral part of the
spit tobacco industry's gradua-
tion strategy.
They use lower nicotine prod-
ucts in familiar, kid-friendly flavors
as starter products for youth.
Youth in internet chat sites are
anticipating spit tobaccos with


new flavors like watermelon.
If you search for "watermelon
Skoal," you will find hits on MyS-
pace, YouTube, and other sites.
The talk is all excitement over
the possibility of a new flavor
coming out.
"I am just a freshman in H.S.
and I have been dipping since the
end of Eighth-grade."
A US Smokeless Tobacco Com-
pany (UST) document, discussing
Hawken, one of the first sweet,
low-nicotine brands, noted that
"these products have reached
kids four to five years earlier than
we have contacted them in the
past." (January 21, 1980 confi-
dential document from UST.)
Flavor is also playing a role in
new products that are being pro-
moted by the industry.
Most of the emerging trends
in tobacco incorporate the use of
flavors.
The new Camel and Marlboro


snus products being marketed by
Reynolds American and Phillip
Morris come in flavors like mint
and spice.
Responding to the
flavor craze
As citizens concerned about
the influences on our youth, what
can we do to deal with the grow-
ing flavored tobacco trend?
In Florida, some counties are
currently pursuing local ordi-
nances which prohibit the sale of
flavored tobacco products.
Florida has developed an
action plan and tools to assist
groups interested in implement-
ing this strategy in their own com-
munities.
The materials include a draft
ordinance, retail store survey,
talking points, power point pre-
sentations, hand outs, and much
more.


This past October, Drug Free
Coalitions were developed in
Hendry and Glades Counties
through the Tobacco Prevention
Program to address Alcohol, To-
bacco, and other drugs affecting
our community's youth.
Community Coalitions are
comprised of parents, teachers,
law enforcement, businesses, re-
ligious leaders, health providers,
and other leaders who mobilize
at the local level to positively af-
fect their community.
By connecting multiple sectors
of the community in a compre-
hensive approach, it is possible
to achieve real outcomes in sub-
stance abuse and violence reduc-
tion.
The coalition held a retreat in
February to develop their mission
statement and formulate a steer-
ing committee to move forward.
Mission: The Drug Free Hen-
dry County Coalition is dedicated


to empowering youth, and over
time adults, to reject harmful sub-
stances by increasing education,
motivation, collaboration, and
awareness to create a safe and
healthy community.
If you are interested in be-
coming involved, please attend
the next Coalition meeting on
Monday, April 20 at the Clewiston
High School Auditorium begin-
ning at 5:30 p.m.
For more information on the
local campaign and coalition,
please contact the Hendry Coun-
ty Health Department's Tobacco
Prevention Program at 863-674-
4041.
In Glades County please call
Angelica Pefa at 863-946-0707
ext. 220.


La Florida and the Spanish Expedition of the 1600s


A fruitless journey
for the Spanish as
they pushed to
release those who
had been taken as
slaves

By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum

The sun sank slowly across
the heavens as it followed an age-
less, celestial trail that linked two
worlds; night and day.
Its golden orb radiated, filling
the sky with paschal hues of col-
or, as it paused momentarily on
the fringes of the western horizon
and then disappeared.
Only the red crimson sky be-
trayed its hidden presence as
nighttime ushered in.
The darkening sky brought
relief to the weary, sun burnt sol-
diers and Indians who had toiled
all day in the hot sun.
Their bodies, arms, and shoul-
ders ached from the listless hours
they had spent paddling in the
cramped, wet quarters of the
dugouts.
Now they steered their canoes
to the sandy shoreline, eagerly an-
ticipating a hot meal and rest.
The canoes were beached and
some of the men went in search
of firewood, while others estab-
lish a primitive campsite.
Soon the tantalizing aroma of
fresh broiled fish and baking oys-
ters filled the cool night air.
Warm, flickering fires and full
stomachs brought rest and clo-
sure to the night as the Spanish
soldiers slumbered off to sleep.
The restless Indians bedded
down, but sleep eluded them.
Cold, clammy droplets of mois-
lure formed on the Tocobago In-
dian's tense bodies as each lay
quietly, reminiscing and cultivat-
ing an ancient fear, the Calusas.
Tomorrow's journey would


bring the small expedition into
the land of the powerful Calusa
and the thought of confronting
their dreaded enemy was terrify-
ing.
They knew the horrors that
awaited the man or woman who
fell captive to the Calusa.
A silent, but unspoken signal
passed uncannily through their
ranks.
All rose together, moving
through the encampment like
shadows in the night.
Ghostly images, void of flesh
and blood, leaving no physical
traces as they stepped soundless
and effortlessly past their Spanish
companions.
They quietly pushed their dug-
outs into the sea's dark canopy
of cover and started paddling re-
lentlessly north, like crazed men
driven by terror.
The ole saying "Ignorance is
Bliss" wasn't embraced by the
Tocobago Indians in this Tall Tale
yarn that took place in 1679.
It is time to take "A Walk in The
Past" and read about a Spanish
expedition in south Florida.
In 1679, Spanish Governor
Pablo Salazar received word that
captive Spaniards were being
held as slaves at the province of
Calus.
His informant was an Indian
chief called Caciqee Medina, who
traded and worked with Indians
from the Tocobago Indian Na-
tion.
The Tocobagos lived in the
Tampa Bay region and were al-
ways feuding with the Calusas.
They probably reported the
Spanish captive's plight to Ca-
siqee Medina for purposes that
went beyond humanitarian rea-
sons.
The Calusa Indian Nation was
an ancient enemy that the Toco-
bago fought, hated and feared.
What better way to play two
superpowers in Florida, the Span-
ish against the Calusa.
The Spanish captive incident


only confirmed all was not well
on the Calusa frontier.
Information concerning Calu-
sa hostilities wasn't new to Gov-
ernor Salazar.
In a letter written in 1675, to
the crown, Governor Salazar de-
scribes the Calusas as the most
warlike and troublesome Indians
in Florida.
He wrote that they killed ship-
wreck survivors and Indians,
whose nations were under Span-
ish protection.
Earlier Spanish letters report
that a truce was established in
1612, between the Spaniards and
Calusas.
The truce lasted at least until
1634, because a letter written by
a priest in the same year indicated
the Spaniards and Calusas were
still on peaceful terms.
Calusa hostilities would have
occurred after 1634.
There are no recorded instanc-
es of Spanish slavers or European
diseases in South Florida that
could have fueled hostilities dur-
ing this time, so what happened?
The problem may have
stemmed simply from "The
changing of the guards," when a
new Calusa Casiqee took power.
A new ruler may have exer-
cised a different political agenda,
one that was fiercely patriotic and
traditional.
Historians will probably never
know what really reignited the
Calusa hostilities.
The 1679 report on Spanish
Captives spurred Governor Sala-
zar to act.
He created a small expedition
under the joint command of Juan
Cruz and Casiqee Medina.
They were to negotiate and
ransom the Spanish captives from
the Calusas.
The expedition consisted of
Spanish soldiers and Indian war-
riors.
Traveling by canoes, the expe-
dition traveled down the Appala-
chia River to the Gulf of Mexico,


then southward along the west
coast of Florida to Tampa Bay.
The expedition stopped at a
village along the way called Al-
cola; it had a population of 300
persons.
They rested and continued
south, stopping at another village
called Pojoi that had up to 300
people.
The chief of the village begged
the soldiers not to continue south
because the Calusa would view
his village with contempt for not
attacking the soldiers.
The chief said the Calusa
would bring severe reprisals
against his people.
The expedition disregarded
the chief's request and continued
south.
Other village chiefs appealed
to the Spanish expedition, beg-
ging them to turn back for fear
of retaliatory acts against their vil-
lages by the Calusa.
The villager's fear of the Calu-
sas rubbed off on the expedition
because all the Indian warriors
traveling with the expedition fled
into the night, abandoning the
group.
The small force of Spanish
soldiers was ill equipped to face
a large Calusa force, so they re-
turned to north Florida without
the Spanish captives.
Governor Salazar was updated
by the expedition's leaders and
reacted in a strange way.
He wrote a letter to the crown
in 1680, and suggested missions
be established in the Calusa In-
dian Nation.
We will never know what his
intentions or expectations were in
writing such a letter.
There was a war going on in
South Florida, and he was asking
for missions!
There will be more "Tale Tales"
in next week's edition "A Walk in
The Past," when the Spanish at-
tempt to establish a mission in
the Calusa Indian Nation.


I hope you have enjoyed this
story.
Contact the Clewiston Mu-
seum if you have questions, ar-
tifacts, pictures, or a "Whale of
a Tale" that you would like to
share.
The Museum's hours are Mon-


day through Friday from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to
1 p.m.
Butch Wilson is the Clewis-
ton Museum Director. He can be
reached at clewistonmuseum@
embarqmail.com, or by phone at
863-983-2870.


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Understanding the
effects of unchecked
kidney diseases;
finding help before
it's too late
By Pat Dobbins, R.N.,
M.S./H.S.A.
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Kidneys play a very impor-
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health.
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right amount of water in the
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Common causes of kidney
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Chronic kidney disease
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that many people don't re
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According to the Cen-
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Bladder infections can also
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Some symptoms of blad-
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The symptoms of a kidney
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Please talk to your healthcare
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Also, please be sure to get
your blood pressure and blood
sugar levels checked regularly!
Patricia Dobbins is the Adminis-
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County Health Departments. If you
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Beach County. We have many
voices, but my hope is that we
will walk out of here with one
message, one voice. We know
that we need that port in our com-
munities. We know that the job
market is very bleak right now,"
said Shirley Walker-Turner, mayor
of South Bay.
Edward Oppel, chairman of
the Port of Palm Beach District
Board of Commissioners, ex-
plained that this would be the first
of many informative exchanges
of dialogue between the Port and
the community.
"It's all about jobs and eco-
nomic development for the Lake
region. That's all we're about.
It's not a port project; it's a job's
project.
It's a one stop-shop that we
think will provide a lot of the eco-
nomic solutions for this area,"
Oppel said.
By 2015, there will be a de-
mand for 40-80 million square feet
of additional distribution space in


ror, three stories from last week's
edition were cut short. The sto-
ries, in their entirety, are included
here.
CLEWISTON Clewiston City
Manager Wendell Johnson sur
prised many of those in atten-
dance during a meeting Tuesday
night by announcing his retire-
ment.
The news came minutes after a
discussion between the manager
and Mali Chamness, Clewiston's
mayor, during which some say
the manager seemed to become
agitated.
Visibly upset, Mr. Johnson took
offense to his manner of manage-
ment and decided to part ways
with the city.
His comportment at the meet-
ing shocked at least one commis-
sioner.
As the March 16 city meeting
winded down, and as the mayor
discussed the city's annual spring
cleaning, and the issue of trash
cans in front yards as eyesores,
Mr. Johnson said that he would
no longer be the city's manager.
"He ju-t I-?.i"" said he was
ready to .- .*.. Ms. Cham-
ness.
In an interview with The
Clewiston News, the mayor said
she felt Mr. Johnson took offense
to her notes on stricter code en-
forcement in the area. She de-
fended her right to make the
points that night, saying that it is
not out of the ordinary for a com-
missioner to direct the manager
to look into any area of concern.
Ms. Chamness said she was
taken aback by what transpired
during and after the discussion,
citing Mr. Johnson's "unprofes-
sional behavior," his "demeanor
getting up and leaving the com-
mission room," and his com-
ments to some of the commis
sioners following the meeting.
"It's not behavior fitting a city
manager," she said.
Mr. Johnson's salary at the time
of his retirement was $92,452.
The city attorney is scheduled
to work with city staff in setting a
special meeting of the commis-
sion to discuss the selection of a
new manager.
It was not the first time the
manager had offered his resigna-
tion.
During a discussion about the
adoption of an updated city char-
ter last August, Mr. Johnson also
did not seem to appreciate the
mayor's questioning the charter.
The city manager said he took it
as a show of "no confidence" in
him.
After a few minutes, the man-
ager offered to rescind the resig-
nation. Given the circumstances
behind it, the commission ac-
cepted.
The manager, who was just
a few weeks shy of marking his
sixth year in the position, had
previously hinted at the possibility
that he would be leaving the city.
"Wendell told me a year ago
that his house was up for sale
and that he considered moving
to where his children where, but
didn't know when," said Mayor
Chamness, who nevertheless said
that Mr. Johnson had been, by
and large, a "very good city man-
ager."
Mr. Johnson had also applied
for the county administrator job
for Sumter County in 2006, having
been one of the finalists for that
position.
In an article about his appli-
cation and subsequent interview
with Sumter County, Mr. Johnson
reportedly cited his confidence
as one of his greatest strengths,
along with his experience and
people skills.
Mr. Johnson did not return
calls for comment on this story.
Other commissioners did not im-
mediately return calls for com-
ment.


South Florida alone, according to
a Martin and Associates Market
Assessment Analysis.
The feasibility study deter-
mined that 1 million square feet
of space employs approximately
300-900 individuals depending
upon the level of automation of
the center.
Those in attendance gasped
when Manuel Almira, executive
director of the Port of Palm Beach,
explained that if the inland logis-
tics complex is 40 million square
feet and has 500 employees per 1
million square feet there would
be 20,000 new jobs created for
this area.
This number does not include
possible jobs that are indirectly
associated with the complex,
such as restaurants.
On May 1, the Port of Palm
Beach will be accepting requests
for qualifications from businesses
or parties interested in selling their
land for the site location.
By Aug. 1, the Port will have
selected site location finalists and
will extend invitations to negoti-
ate.
Also, the Port wants to develop
a public private partnership that


Violence
CLEWISTON -- As the resi-
dents across the street from the
old sheriff's sub-station watched
the throng of activists walking in
their neighborhoods, they won-
dered what in the world they
were doing.
"We did get some strange
looks from people," said Pastor
John Hicks, of First United Meth-
odist Church, one of those walk-
ing that Saturday. "Why are all
these people going through
their neighborhoods for?"
The more than 60 people in
the crowd continued on their way
and stood in the streets, partici
paying in a prayer "asking God to
bless the families."
This neighborhood has been
in the headlines recently, but not
for anything the majority of its res
idents would like to be acknowl-
edged.
The streets that the group
walked have bared witness to
shootings, warring factions, and
other violent acts. A few yards
away from where the group
prayed, some have been gunned
to death.
While those participating are
adamant that only a handful of
criminals are lending the neigh-
borhood its bad name, people
like Pastor Hicks hope that the
entire community will rise up to
reclaim its streets.
Saturday's walk was just pre-
cursor to this weekend's Unity
March Against Violence.
The walk will be the culmina-
tion of an effort started by Police
Chief Don Gutshall and City Com-
missioner Rick Miller, who asked
the area's ministerial association
to pitch in and target the crime
situation in Clewiston.
They explained that something
beyond law enforcement would
be needed to quell the likelihood
that the violence could spill over
into the rest of the community.
"We've had drive by shoot-
ings, burglaries and even arsons
we believe to be traceable to the
original argument," Clewiston
Police Chief Don Gutshall shared.
"There has been gang graffiti,
constant friction even filtering into
the school system, and a 'choos-
ing of sides' within a large area of
Southeast Clewiston."
The effort is an offshoot of the
Hendry Glades Gang Coalition,
which has organized recently to
tackle the issue from all facets of
the community: the educational
system, religious entities, law en
forcement and the private sector.
"There's only so much a law
enforcement agency can do,"
says Gutshall. "We needed help
addressing some of these issues
by someone who could gain a
greater trust of these families."
Local churches are happy to
help.
"l think that right now, it's at
a stage where we can nip it in
the bud," said Pastor Hicks. "The
ministers were talking about what
we can do to make a stand and let
people know we're not gonna sit
by and watch."
Like many others, Pastor Hicks
worries that the violence, if left
alone, will reach the children.
"Eventually, we're gonna
have innocent children shot and
killed," he said.
More than a dozen churches
will be taking part in this Satur-
day's walk. It begins at 10 a.m. on
the vacant lot near the intersec-
tion of El Paso Avenue and Fran-
cisco Street. Immediately follow-
ing the walk, a rally will be held
at Elks Park.
One of those walking this
weekend cannot walk at all. A
part of the food pantry ministry,
the woman will be participating
in her wheelchair.
"She wants to be out there to
show her support," said Pastor


includes private sector financing
and a minimal amount of public
funds to develop this project, ac-
cording to Oppel.
Questions were raised con-
cerning the necessary training
area residents would need to
qualify for the variety of jobs at
the center.
Oppel assured the audience
members that Port authorities
would partner with workforce de-
velopment to offer proper train-
ing.
"As long as we keep it within
the Lake Region, no one will be
a loser. Everyone will be able to
take advantage of the jobs offered
through this inland logistics cen-
ter," Oppel said.
Palm Beach County Commis-
sioners have shown their com-
mitment to bringing the inland lo-
gistics center to the tri-cities area
as well.
In Sept. 2008, the Palm Beach
County Commissioners voted to
endorse a plan for the future de-
velopment of the complex along
U.S. 27. Commissioners felt it was
in the best interest of the county to
officially support the center since
Hendry and Martin Counties were


He hopes others will follow
her lead.
"This is just a start," assured
the pastor. "We're not gonna do
it and drop off."
For more information, call Pas-
tor John Hicks at 863-983-5269.
The ministerial association contrib-
uted to this story.


County considers juve-
nile curfew
CLEWISTON The Hendry
County Board of Commissioners
are considering a proposal to en-
act a juvenile curfew ordinance to
curb, among other issues, gang
activity in the area.
Recent events throughout
the county, and especially in the
Clewiston area, have leaders wor-
rying whether shootings could
spill out into other areas, or wors-
en.
Commissioners discussed
the measure during their regular
Feb. 24 meeting. It makes perfect
sense to keep youth off the streets
during the late-night hours, they
argued, and the local law enforce-
ment agencies should have the
full support of the county.
Commissioners directed staff
to begin meetings with the cities
of Clewiston and LaBelle in re-
gards to the issue, although the
specific terms of the curfew were
not discussed.
On March 10, Mark Lapp,
county attorney, presented com-
missioners with terms that the
commissioners could consider.

Among them:
-- The curfew applies to per-
sons under the age of 16.
-- Prohibits minors from being
out between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
on weeknights.
Prohibits minors from being
between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. on
weekends.
-- First violation results in a
written warning; subsequent vio-
lations result in a $50 fine.
-- Minors not complying will
be taken into custody and parents
will be required to pick them up.
If they aren't located within two
hours, officers may take steps
under the child abuse statute, or
transport them to their residenc-
es.
The county has the option
of adopting an ordinance that is
stricter, or more lax than the state
law.

Exceptions to the hours of
the curfew are made for special
circumstances, including be-
ing accompanied by a parent or
another adult authorized by the
parents; emergencies; returning
from a school-sponsored func-
tion, religious function or civic
organization function, among
other things. Exercising one's
First Amendment rights is also
considered an exception.
During the course of the dis-
cussion, Sheriff Steve Whidden
also asked the commission to
think about loitering laws that
could empower deputies to keep
individuals off street corners in
high crime areas.
Interestingly, the county attor-
ney explained that loitering laws
currently exist, but are limited in
their power. Deputies must have
proof that there is an immediate
concern for the safety of others,
he said.
"The mere suspicion of future
conduct is insufficient," Mark
Lapp said. "Standing late at night
in a high-crime area does not,
without more, amount to the
crime of loitering."
The item was held back while
staff and the attorney review the
definite terms of the possible
ordinance. Commissioners are
expected to vote on the measure
during a future meeting.


also vying for the location site.
Commissioner Jess Santama-
ria of District 6, which includes
Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South
Bay, opposed the plan leaving
many local residents confused
and disappointed.
After Friday's meeting in South
Bay, Commissioner Santamaria
clarified his Sept. vote.
"Although I was made to be
the bad guy because I was made
to appear as if I did not want
the inland port here, it was the
contrary. I want the inland port
to be anywhere in the Glades.
But by limiting it to a small area
and increasing the value of that
land, there is a possibility that it
may end up somewhere else,


outside of the Glades, where the
land values are lower. I was re-
ally for the inland port, but some
people tried to make it appear
that I was against it," Santamaria
explained.
While the inland logistics
complex still faces many un-
knowns, one thing is clear: the
absolute agreement that the
complex should be built in the
tri-cities area.
"The inland port has to be in
the Glades area. Jobs is exactly
what this area needs. It's the one
thing that will change the entire
face of the Glades. It will make
the Glades what it should have
been a long time ago," Commis-
sioner Santamaria said.


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