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CLEWISf N NEWS
Vol. 83 No. 38 Thursday, April 2, 2009 504 Plus tax

News in briefs Ignoring disability: Group skydives in Clewiston Drive

Hendry Democrats to ,
meet at Harlem .
Community Library ^ hv hit


The Hendry County Democratic
Executive Committee will meet at
the Harlem Community Library,
1010J Harlem Academy Avenue,
Clewiston at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs-
day, April 2.
The local Democrats will final-
ize plans for their annual Jefferson-
Jackson Dinner to be held at the
Clewiston Inn on Saturday, June
13,2010.
All interested Hendry County
Democrats are welcome at this
and all Democratic Party meetings.
For information in Clewiston
contact Carol Griggs, 863 228 4210;
in LaBelle contact Joe Thomas,
863-234-1894.
See Briefs Page 19

Lake Level

12.18 feet
above sea level

Index
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Public Forum 2
Obits 6
Schools ..... ....... ...... ..... .... 10
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Alex Lutin, right, and friends look on proudly at the video of his first ever skydive in Clewis-
ton. Mr. Lutin is a member of the Spinal Cord Injury Support Group of South Florida.

Skydiver: 'I was free again'
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza the Spinal Cord Injury Support He was glad the group decid-
Clewiston News Group of South Florida, whose ed to come out again, though not
CLEWISTON Chris Holcomb members have been planning the all of them were able to make it.
is adamant in his belief that peo- jump for months. Out of the original 11, only three
pie in wheelchairs are bound by The group was originally set showed, but they made the best
nothing to jump in October, but the wind of it.
The Royal Palm Beach resi- conditions that day prevented According to Mr. Hornsby,
dent, who a few years ago suf- them from jumping, the local skydiving company has
fered a devastating injury in an According to Rick Hornsby, gotten quite a bit of attention
automobile crash, was one of who operates the skydiving busi- online after a woman from Lon-
several people skydiving near ness with his wife, weather con- don, while visiting her family in
Clewiston on Saturday. editions, especially wind, must South Florida, decided to come
A few minutes afterward, he be perfect or all jumps are can- to Clewiston to skydive.
was gushing about his experi- celled. Word that the local company
ence. Officials with Hendry County accommodates special needs
"It was absolute bliss," the 39- were on-hand then, to proclaim quickly spread and Mr. Hornsby's
year-old said. "It was like I was Oct. 18 as Spinal Cord Injury phone was busy with people
free. It was like I was free again." Awareness Day in Hendry Coun-
Mr. Holcomb is a member of ty. See Jump Page 19


three


at park
Children, elderly
witnesses to gunfire
between rival gangs
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- Three people
were injured, two of them seri-
ously, when a local gang opened
fire in a crowded Trinidad Park in
Clewiston Monday evening.
A 20-year-old girl, Jennet Gonza-
les, was arrested for her supposed
involvement. She is charged with
three counts of aggravated assault
with intent to commit a felony,
three counts of aggravated battery
person uses a deadly weapon and
one charge of criminal street gang
activity.
Police are still searching for
three more persons of interest in
the case.
Though no one was fatally in
jured, Clewiston Police Chief Don
Gutshall is furious. The top law en-
forcement official said he will stop
at nothing to put the responsible
party in jail.
"These are a group of immoral,
See Violence Page 19


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of the discussions currently taking place.
Thanks for participating!

Help stop crimes
It's funny how 300 people can come
out and march against violence and crimes
in Clewiston, yet, when they see crimes
committed, they look the other way. What's
wrong? Don't you know that you're only
helping these criminals get away with these
acts. This is happening way too often. Just
stop and think: You're at home in bed and
then someone is shooting in to your home,
or you are at the park with your children and
someone opens fire, putting you and your
children in danger. You know you would
want those people in jail. So even if you're


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee

Letter to the editor


just off to the side or happen to be close
by, speak out! The police will not make you
give your name, and they will protect you. I
know it's hard for everyone to believe this
due to actions or ways police departments
may have treated past events, but I know
there are still police out there who care and
will protect us. We all need to think about
speaking out because as we all know these
crimes are not just taking place in certain
areas (Twin Lakes/Fairgrounds) of town any-
more, they are now happening everywhere.
This really upsets me because our children
are out there at the parks, the stores, and
walking home from school and we can no
longer believe or know that they are safe. So
please Clewiston, report these acts, even if
you don't know names. What they look like,
what they were wearing, what they were
driving, how tall they are, and even a hair
cut; all of these things can help. Let's come
together as a true community and help put
all these criminals where they need to be,
behind bars!


County offices
Dear editor: I feel compelled to write this
letter to the people of Hendry County to clar-
ify some misrepresentations that have been
made by another paper about the county.
This is the same paper that would rather in-
sult people than report the facts. This will be
the first of several letters that will discuss dif-
ferent issues in the County and the manner
they are being addressed.
The first one is the Clewiston Sub-office.
In 1998, the Board decided to plan on mov-
ing out of the old sub-office because it was
too small, 8,750 square feet that fact has not
changed. The Board purchased nine acres
on Olympia and with grants built the first
half of the project the Health Department..
In 2005, Hurricane Wilma flooded the sub-
office and destroyed the double wide trailer
(1,400 square feet) the sheriff had been us-
ing. We currently have leased 8,000 square
feet and the Satellite office on central 3,200
square feet. We have a total of 14,750 square
feet. Two different structural engineers have
reported that the sub-office building has sig-
nificant structure issues and estimate over


April 2, 2009


$165,000 just to repair the structure, which
does not include flood protection, a new
roof, mold removal, electrical, plumbing, air
conditioning, drywall or flooring.
The County would spend over $300,000
repairing a building from 1956 that is too
small for our existing needs and does not
allow for future expansion. My proposal is
now and always has been to build one func-
tional building that meets today's building
codes using the insurance money from the
old building and the proceeds from selling
the other two buildings so that all of the
county offices are under one roof with room
for future expansion. This would leave us
with some debt but it will save the County
from maintaining three different buildings,
save the taxpayers by being able to have a
one-stop for county services and provide a
building that the Sheriff's office can stay in
during storms instead of leaving for LaBelle.
In my opinion this is using taxpayer money
wisely while planning for the future.
Sincerely,
Kevin McCarthy
Hendry County Commission
District 4


Local Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather Service.
Clewiston and surrounding areas:
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy, with a south wind around 16
mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Breezy, with a south wind
around 16 mph.
Extended Forecast:
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 80. Breezy,
with a south wind between 16 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Southwest wind between 11 and 15 mph.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 80.
Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.


General News and Information

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


Clubs and organizations


CHS Class of '79 reunion
CHS Class of '79 will be having their 30th
class reunion Memorial week end May 22 to
May 24. Final planning meeting on Tuesday,
April 7 at 6 p.m. at Clewiston Inn Lounge.
Please come to the meeting if at all possi-
ble so that we can get final contact info for
our lost classmates as well as plan a great
reunion. For more information call Lori
T;.. 863-983-2438, Tammy (Parrish) Mc-
......... 863-983-8639 or Ellen (Judd) Bain
863-983-2841.

Palm Sunday Sunrise Service
The community is invited to come to a
sunrise service on Palm Sunday, April 5,
at the Clewiston levee overlooking Lake
Okeechobee. The service, sponsored by the
Clewiston Ministerial Association, will begin
at 6:30 a.m. and is part of the Big 0' Birding
Festival. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on.
For more information, call 863-983-5269.

2009 Sweet Taste of Sugar
Entries are now being taken for this
year's Sweet Taste of Sugar competition


held at the annual Sugar Festival on Satur-
day, April 25. This year we have more op-
portunities and more prizes! Also this year
we are going to have a "Sweet Taste Sam-
pling" at 10:30 a.m., where people can have
a chance to taste many of the entries! Every
"cook" who submits an entry will get a free
ticket to participate in this as well as a free
pass to the Clewiston Museum. To request
an entry form, e-mail SweetTaste@embarq-
mail.com, or pick forms up at the Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce or the Clewiston Li-
brary. Cooks can enter as many recipes as
they choose in the following categories:
*Cakes
Candies
*Cookies and Brownies
*Pies
Sweet Breads/Pastries
*Sweet Creations (any recipe that uses
sugar!)
*Youth (17 & under)
Recipes are being accepted now through
April 15. Entries need to be at the Clewiston
Inn by 9 a.m. on April 25. Call 863-983-5269
with questions.


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HRMC Focuses on Employee Health

By Glenda Wilson percent of his total body weight 17 whole
Hendry Regional Medical Center is help- pounds.
ing its employees to stay healthy and fit.
Through a grant provided by the Lake On Feb. 18, Paul weighed in at 252
Okeechobee Rural Health Network, the pounds, and by March 4, he was down to
hospital is sponsoring a Path to Wellness 235 pounds! That's what it's all about.
program for its staff, along with many from what it's all about.
the Hendry County Health Department and If you don't believe participants are put-
Palm Terrace. ting forth their best efforts, you may be
The eight week program, which started surprised to learn that hospital employees
on Feb. 18, offers incentives for employees surprised to learn that hospital employees
to lose weight, stop smoking, eat more nu- have lost a total of 145 pounds in only two


tritiously and lead healthier lives.
It also incorporates the continued training
of the diabetes program, which is already in
place at the hospital.
In addition, the program provides free
blood tests (lipid panel, H&H and blood sug-
ar), walking incentives during work breaks,
fitness center discounts, dietary/nutritional
education and more.
Employees have been working diligently
to 'lose those pounds,' and become the win-
ner of the $50 cash prize, offered at each
two-week weigh-in.
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cash prize, offered to employees as in-
centive to live healthier lifestyles.
ter's IT Department.
During the first two weeks of the Path to
Wellness Program, Paul lost a whopping 6.7


SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Presents our new
MOBILE VETERINARY CLINICS!!
We will be at Tractor Supply
in Clewiston
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
From 3pm to 6 pm


weeks!
Weigh-ins will continue every other
week, and at the end of the eight week peri-
od, the person who loses the most percent-
age of body weight will receive a flat screen
TV valued at $500.
If you or your organization is interested in
learning more about the employee wellness
program, call Toni Pavey-McDaniel, Hendry
Regional Medical Center's Corporate Health
Director, at 863-983-1123.


Poison prevention Not just for kids


By Pat Dobbins, RN.,/H.SA.
Administrator, Hendry/Glades County
Health Dept.
Most people
think about children
when it comes to
poison dangers and
poison prevention,
but many adults put
themselves at risk of
poisoning every day.
Accidental poi-
soning and over-
doses have been in-
creasing and experts
think that it's the increase use of prescription
pain killers, sedatives, psycho-therapeutic
drugs and other narcotics that have caused
this increase.
Adults need to take their medications re-

Sports brief

Black Gold Jubilee Children's
Fishing Tournament
This year's Black Gold Jubilee Children's
Fishing Contest will be held Saturday, April
4, 8 a.m. at the Belle Glade Marina.
A free lunch will be provided to children,
and trophies will be awarded in each divi-
sion (Toddlers, Division I, Division II and Di-
vision III) for biggest fish, most weight and
smallest fish.
Applications can be picked up at the
Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce. There
is no entry fee.
The contest is open to children up to 15
years of age and younger.


sponsibly!
Be sure to read the warning labels, and
ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have
any questions.
There are so many medications that can
be dangerous if they are mixed with alcohol,
other medications and even certain foods.
Be sure to tell your doctor about any
medications that you are taking, including
any vitamins or over the counter medica-
tions.
If you or your child is required to take any
liquid medications, please use the proper
measuring tool, don't "guess!"
A teaspoon from your silverware drawer
is different than a regular measured tea-
spoon.
You don't want to accidentally give your
child too much medication do you?
Parents should make sure that all medi-


cations are out of reach not only for younger
kids, but for teenagers as well.
Some teenagers have overdosed on med-
ications that were easily accessible in their
parent's medicine cabinets!
All medicines should be kept in their orig-
inal containers with the proper labeling and
you should never share your medications!
If you ever have any questions about poi-
son prevention or information on a possible
poisoning, you can call the Florida Poison
Information Center Network (FPICN).
They provide emergency services 24
hours a day, seven days a week (1-800-222-
1222).
The calls are routed to one of three na-
tionally accredited poison centers in Tampa,
Jacksonville or Miami, where trained staff
can help answer your questions and man-
age poisoning emergencies.


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Arturo 'Coco' E Morrell
CLEWISTON Arturo "Coco" F. Morrell, died
Saturday, March 28, 2009, in the Palm Terrace
Nursing Home in Clewiston.
Arturo was born in Havana,
Cuba on Oct. 28, 1921, the
son of Andres F. Morrell and
Serafina F. Coca F. Morrell.
He graduated from the Uni-
versityofHavanaandimmi-
grated to the
United States in
1962. He worked as a Civil
Engineer in Havana,
Cuba and for Glades
County Sugar Coopera-
tive for many years and
retired from
Okeelanta Sugar Corporation in
1997.
Coco was a resident of Clewiston for 45 years
and was preceded in death by his wife of 51
years, Perla F Morrell.
He is survived by his brother, Alberto F. Mor-
rell and his wife Carlota. He is also survived by
his children, Isabel Morrell of Moore Haven and
her husband Vernon Whidden, John A. Kurtz,
Arturo I. Morrell of Clewiston and his wife Deb-
bie, Magdalena Morrell of Okeechobee, and
Cristy Redman of Harrisburg, Pa. and her hus-
band, T .i.i H I ... II I, .I
dren at. i ,,, 1.1.1 h i I, I ,i : .,., I
his w ife ,I , ii,.-,, r ,, .... I, ,,.-I
and Rachel; Ian Kurtz and his two children, Mar-
shall and Wyatt; Hans Kurtz, his wife, Adria, and


Raeanne; Alicia, Carissa and Alex Morrell; Justin
Reynolds; Shaun Morgan and his daughter,
Lexi; and Christopher Redman.
Arturo will be greatly missed by his family,
friends and by the many whose lives he touched
with his love and kindness.
Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday,
March 31, 2009 in St. Margaret's Catholic Church


in Clewiston.
Arrangements were handled by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston.
Sarah Elizabeth Dinges
MOORE HAVEN Sarah Elizabeth Dinges, of
Moore Haven, passed away March 18, 2009, in
Clewiston. She was 68.
She was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Miami, to Jerry
Britin Arnold and Margie (King) Arnold.
Survivors include her husband, Dean Dinges;
sons, Jerry Lee Walker, Gary Lee Walker, Barry
Lee Walk-r di["htere Linda Lee Walker, Tere-
sa Lee .,1 .- ., brothers, Jerry Arnold,
James Arnold, Tom Arnold; sister, Billie Jean Ar
nold (Tucker); nine grandchildren, and three
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by her son, Larry Lee Walker.
A memorial service was held Sat. March 21 at
New Hope Baptist, Moore Haven with Pastor
Darrel Branham officiating.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.
Bethany Hansen Stephenson, 77
MOORE HAVEN Bethany Hansen Stephen-
son, passed away on Thursday March 26, 2009,
in her home on Wayman Road in Moore Haven,
Glades County. She was 77.
She was born on Dec. 20, 1931, in Cedar
County, Iowa. Mrs. Stephenson graduated from
St. Luke's Nursing School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
as a registered nurse and was a graduate of the
University of North Dakota of Medicine from the
first class of Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
She resided in Moore Haven for several years
and was a member of the 1st United Methodist
Church and Moore Haven Women's Club.
Mrs. Stephenson is preceded in death by her
husband, Don and a sister Phyllis.
She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Ste-
phenson-Gibbs (Jay) of Jacksonville, N.C., and
SuAnn Stephenson-White (Leroy) of Moore
Haven; grandchildren, Nathan P. Howard (Julie)
of Grimesland, N.C., Hiedi A. Stephenson-White
of Moore Haven, Matthew Stephenson Herr-
mann of Jacksonville, N.C., Haley A. Stephen-
son-White of Moore Haven; and a great-
grandchild, Kayla Lynn Howard of Grimesland,
N.C.
The family would like to extend their gratitude
and sincere thanks to the medical and support
staff of Hope Hospice, Team 420.


Following the success of the three-part
Lake Okeechobee Survivor Series Adventure
Race (Lake 0 Survivor Series) in 2008, the
Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alli-
ance of Palm Beach County (LORE) recently
kicked off the first "leg" of the 2009 Lake 0
Survivor Series.
Taking place in the Palm Beach County
Lake Region's natural landscape, the cre-
ators of the Lake 0 Survivor Series utilize
the area's environment to test the mettle of
participants with a series of obstacles along
a course that is naturally inhabited by alliga-
tors, egrets, bobcats and manatees.
Components of the sporting event in-
clude a bike race along 15 miles of on- and
off-road terrain, navigational challenges
through nature trails, endurance challenges
set in wilderness territory, canoe racing, and
other high-endurance eco-adventures.
Success in the Lake 0 Survivor Series is
measured not so much by the speed of the

A joint memorial for Don and Bethany Ste-
phenson is planned and will be announced at a
later date.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers,
that donations be made to Hope Hospice, 100
WC. Owens Ave., Clewiston FL 33440 or the 1st
United Methodist Church of Moore Have, PO.
Box 190, Moore Haven, FL 33471.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th St., Okeechobee.
Harry Sherman, 86
DEWELL Harry Sherman, 86, passed away
Wednesday, March 25, 2009, after succumbing
to the recent onset of bone cancer.
Mr. Dewell is predeceased by his father, Sher-
od Daniel Dewell; his mother, Elizabeth Click
Dewell; his brothers, Sherod Eugene Dewell
and Daniel Edson Dewell; and his sisters, Franc-
es Dewell Reed and Helen Margarite Dewell.
He is survived by 11 nephews and nieces,
Sherod Eugene Dewell, Jr., Douglas Creighton
Dewell, Leanora Dewell Young, Ellen Dewell
Zamorano, Michael Edson Dewell, Patricia De
well Thompson, Jean Winter Moss, Susan Reed
Smith, Daniel Taber Reed, Sr., SarahBeth Reed
Reeves, and Harry Ernest Reed; and 14 great-
nephews; nine great nieces; and seven great-
great nephews and nieces.
Mr. Dewell, a true American patriot, business
man, gentleman and veteran of World War II
will be deeply missed by all of his family and
friends.
A memorial service open to all who wish to at-
tend will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4,
at Lakeport Church, Lakeport.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
his loving memory to: The American Cancer So-
ciety, 4801 86th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL,
33782; or to the church or charity of choice.
Cards, condolmne~e rnd -'knnrotd'pempntd s
can be sent to: '" I I .. r-. ,11 ,,,
care of SarahBeth Reeves, P.O. Box 988, Crystal
Beach, FL 34681.
Kathy Horn, 70
CLEWISTON Kathy Horn, of Clewiston,
passed away March 21, 2009, in West Palm
Beach. She was 70.
She was born Aug. 13, 1938, in Duluth, Minn.
She was a Insurance Agent, employed by B & K
Insurance Agency.


participants, but by their ability to remain
tenacious through each challenge along the
course and their participation in the next
scheduled race.
The first race in 2009 took place on Feb.
8, and will be followed by additional races,
April 18, June 27 and Oct. 11.
The April 18 race will include biking, run-
ning, canoeing, and various physical and
mental challenges along the course.
On June 27, the extreme adventure takes
place at night, adding an extra edge to the
challenge.
The final race will take place on Oct. 11.
Further details for all the races are being
finalized by race creators.
For updates on the race and information
on how to participate, visit www.lakeosurvi-
vorseries.com, or contact Kenny Lutz, Race
Director, at 561.914.0373 or e-mail Lutz at
adventurerace@earthlink.net.

Survivors include her husband, Bernard M.
Horn, Clewiston; son, Fred Horn, Clewiston;
three grandchildren; and three great-grandchil-
dren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Russell
Stewart Horn.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.

Terry Lynn Hagan, 47
MOORE HAVEN Terry Lynn Hagan, of
Moore Haven, passed away March 22, 2009, in
Moore Haven. He was 47.
He was born March 3, 1962, in Clewiston to
Larry W Giddens and Myrna Jean Hensley
He was a lifelong resident of Moore Haven
Survivors include sons, Josh Hagan of Chica
go, Ill., and Jeremiah Hagan of Clewiston; par-
ents, Myrna Hagan and Oscar Hagan; brothers,
Patrick Todd Hagan and Allen Hagan, both of
Moore Haven; sisters, Lesa Jones and Linda
Wooten, both of Moore Haven.
A memorial service was held Sat., Mar. 28,
2009, at Church of God of Moore Haven with
Pastor Billy Ford officiating.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.







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April 2, 2009




Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Palm Sunday: The way it was and now


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
This Sunday will be Palm Sunday.
It is about the celebration of a triumphal
entry; Jesus will enter Jerusalem and spend
His last earthly week sharing a meal and
teaching, but also being arrested and tried,
being victimized and crucified, being de-
nied, betrayed, falsely accused and killed.
As you read the events of this week; you
can imagine the thought of "Some triumph!"
Sunday beginswith a borrowed donkey; and
Jesus entering with His followers spreading
palm branches along the way and calling
out "Hosanna" "Lord, save now." Jesus'
message is by this time taking hold; crowds
cheer Him on and He enters with more than
just a few friends.
The gospel accounts of the week will
reveal a group of followers that aren't sure;
who leave Him, who waver.
It will be all right, though, the triumph is
not in the short run or in a few moments of
crisis; the triumph is in the long run.
In three hundred years, the whole world
will be changed; those who were persecuted
will be the leading force in the world, those
who doubted will be pillars of assurance to
others, those who were in power will have
fallen by the wayside and the faithful will
shape the destiny of the future of humanity.
Job, who wrote "I know that my redeemer
liveth..." foreshadows the message of tri-


Faithful the nation over will be celebrat-
ing Palm Sunday this weekend.
umph: it will work out for those who hold
on and are faithful.
Today, many of the things that were once


taken for granted are no longer as they were.
We're seeing losses of homes and rises in
hopelessness at a scale never before seen.
Jobs are being lost at alarming rates; few
go to work with the assurance that they will
have a place for years to come.
The dreams we shared; education for our
children or a comfortable retirement, are
being priced out of existence and many are
working years beyond what they planned.
Financial betrayal seems to abound; a
man can betray the trust of others and divert
billions of dollars and ruin others lives for
generations to come.
There are two wars underway; one is
supposed to be winding down but will it
mean shifting troops to another front instead
of real peace?
Nations are now vying for resources that
were once plentiful for us; prices will go up
and shortages will affect what we once took
for granted-
We can ask "Where is te 'triumph' in all
of this?" too.
Going back to that first Palm Sunday, is
it apparent that the road was as difficult in
those days.
What carried people through, and what
gave a final victory was faith, and the trust
that things would work out as God intend-
ed.
There would be suffering and difficulty
before joy or fulfillment; but it would come
to those who believed and held to their val-


ues.
It took a long time for some of Jesus' fol-
lowers to realize just what had happened
and that the victory was theirs, but the day
came and the world was changed.
Over time, the faithful would become the
moving force in the world and lay the foun-
dations of the societies that we see today.
Every now and again, I see a triumph in
somebody's life that has come only after
pain or hardship.
I have known substance abusers who
have reformed, people who were wiped
out financially but started again and suc-
ceeded after learning the lessons of failure,
couples who have thought a relationship
was doomed and then decided to try once
more; stories that may seem few and far
between but proof that Palm Sunday has a
message for us all.
In the long run, the faithful will be victori-
ous, the events of the day may bring hard-
ship and disaster, but victory comes to those
who hold on to what they believe. Those
that cried "Lord save now, "were not disap-
pointed; they stand as witnesses to us all
and their faith can be ours too; even in dark
times and when our world seems uncertain
and without hope.
Their victory is ours if we see things in
the long perspective, God's perspective and
continue on even in the midst of turmoil.


Engagement


Vath-Lambert Engagement


Hostonia Segree and Cyril Johnson.


Segree Johnson
Elaine Brown of Clewiston, Fla., is
pleased to announce thee engagement of
her daughter Hostonia Segree to Cyril John-
son of Clewiston, Fla.
The prospective groom is the son of
Thomas Johnson of Clewiston, Fla.
The wedding is planned for Aug. 8, 2009
in Negril, Jamaica.
The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of


Clewiston High School.
She attended Florida Atlantic University.
She is employed as a social worker in
West Palm Beach, Fla.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Thomp-
son Town High.
He is employed as a welder with U.S.
Sugar.
After the wedding, the couple will reside
in West Palm Beach, Fla.


Roger and Betty Vath of Ocala, Fla., are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter Charity Grace Vath to
Billy Eddie Lambert of Lakeland, Fla.

The prospective groom is the son of Mary and Billy Lambert
of Mississippi.

The wedding is planned for April 2, 2009 in Gatlingberg,
Tenn. At the Park Vista Hotel and Resort.

The bride-to-be is a 1992 graduate of Clewiston High
School. She is a full time mom.

The groom is a 1994 graduate of Lakeland High School. He
is employed with Glade and Grove.

After the wedding, the couple will reside in Clewiston for a
little while.


April 2, 2009




Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


A Spanish Mission in La Florida


By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The ship reared and bucked like a spir-
ited horse as it rose and plunged in the long,
cresting waves of the Gulf.
The experienced helmsman steered the
sturdy vessel through the advancing seas,
easing the rudder to port, while maintaining
a true heading.
The captain watched the ship's progress
and knew the steady winds would bring his
vessel to the shores of the Calusa Indians by
morning.
His alert, dark eyes wandered across the
ships billowing canvas sails and wet, heav
ing deck before coming to rest on the priests
that had gathered around the ship's main
mast.
The men were young and bore the an-
gelic appearance of innocence.
Their faces shone with a religious fervor.
One young man caught the captain's
gaze and smiled serenely at him.
The captain turned to avert the placid
stare and gazed across the rolling, turquoise
sea with an uncertainty.
His troubled conscience struggled to jus-
tify the madness of this voyage.
Nightmarish images from the past
emerged, and his face hardened as he re-
hearsed the horrible stories told by the cast-
aways of the doomed ship, "La Rosa."
His crew had plucked two men and one
woman from a leaky dugout that was miles
from La Florida's shores.
"Three years of Calusa enslavement had
forever marked the minds and bodies of
those poor survivors," thought the captain.
Uneasy with his vivid memories, he turned
and faced the gentle sea breezes, but found
no escape from his dilemma.

Religion briefs

Palm Sunday Sunrise Service
The community is invited to come to a
sunrise service on Palm Sunday, April 5,
at the Clewiston levee overlooking Lake
Okeechobee.
The service, sponsored by the Clewiston
Ministerial Association, will begin at 6:30
a.m. and is part of the Big 0' Birding Festival.
Bring chairs and blankets to sit on.
For more information, call 983-5269.

Community Easter Sunrise
Service
We are rotating churches each year for
our Easter sunrise services. The Community
Easter Sunrise service this year will be host-
ed by Calvary Baptist Church on Davidson
Road in Hookers Point.
The service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and
will include special music, praise teams,
drama, and speakers from churches across
our community.
Everyone is invited to stay for the tradi-
tional Easter breakfast following the service.
All are invited to come and all churches are
invited to participate.
Call 863-983-5269 for more information


This Tall Tale yarn is fiction, but reflects
the real lives of priests, who risked their lives
to convert the war-like Calusa.
It is time to take "A Walk in The Past" and
read about the Spanish efforts to establish a
new mission in the Calusa Indian Nation.
In 1678, the Spanish Governor of Florida
sent an expedition to ransom the Spanish
castaways enslaved by the Calusa Indians.
The militia was a mixed group of Spanish
soldiers and Tocobago Indian warriors.
The expedition traveled in dugout canoes
down the Apallacia River to the west coast
of Florida, then south to the Calusa Indian
Nation.
The Spanish expedition was disrupted
when their Indian allies deserted prior to en-
tering Calusa territory.
The Tocobago Indians fled in the night,
while the Spanish soldiers were sleeping.
The Spanish felt unsure because of their
reduced force, so the leaders aborted the res-
cue mission and returned to North Florida.
The Spanish Governor of Florida re-
ceived the leader's report and reacted rather
strangely.
His response was probably based on
hard facts he lacked a strong, punitive mili-
tary force, so he took the only other course
of action and wrote a letter to the Council of
Indies, requesting that a mission be estab-
lished in the Calusa Indian Nation.
The governor was hoping a mission
would convert the war-like Calusa.
He probably calculated that a shortage in
cold Toledo steel could be supplemented by
another two-edged sword: the gospel.
Priests would be needed to implement a
mission, but where would he find them?
The Council of Indies reviewed the letter
and contacted the Spanish King, who sent


or to become involved!

5-K Walk/Run
Pentecostal Faith Cathedral Church of
Moore Haven, is sponsoring a 5-K Walk/Run
Saturday, April 18. Early registration begins
April 4 at the Moore Haven City Park be-
tween 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Or call Vincent Lewis at 863-946-0186
for information on entry fees. Donations
are also accepted. Mail to Pentecostal Faith
Cathedral P.O. Box 1293 Moore Haven, FI
33471) Attention Group # 7.
All proceeds will go toward our building
fund.

J. D. Mller, Guest speaker at
First Christian
J. D. Miller, who is the Missions-Evan-
gelism Minister of Zion Christian Church,
Winchester, Ky., will be he guest speaker at
First Christian Church, 201 N. Francisco St.,
Clewiston, on Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
J. D. has directed "The Hallelujah Hoe-
down" for the church the past five years.
He was recently appointed Director of
"White Fields Overseas Evangelism" that


orders to the Governor of Cuba and the Bish-
op of Santiago de Cuba to establish missions
in South Florida using resources and person-
nel from Cuba.
The King told the bishop to find volun-
teers and ordered the Governor of Cuba to
outfit the volunteers with passage to Florida
using royal funds.
The bishop found volunteers and re-
quested funds for their traveling expenses.
At this stage, the wheels of bureaucracy
started turning, bringing the mission project
to a halt for many years.
The bishop claimed the church was
broke, and the governor claimed the royal
coffer was empty, so the priests weren't
sent.
In 1683, the Council of the Indies inquired
again on the status of the Calusa mission.
The bishop reported the original volun-
teers wanted to be reinstated in their church
positions when they returned from the Calu-
sa missions.
This created turmoil in the church, be-
cause other priest would be forced to give
up their positions.
The bishop tried to skirt this problem.
He suggested sending Jesuits or Domini-
cans instead, but the Council of Indies was
afraid it would cause problems with the
Franciscans, who were already established
in Central and North Florida.
The Council asked the Franciscans, but
they reported there was already a shortage
of priests in North Florida.
In 1690, a Calusa chief came strutting
through the new bishop's church doors.
The ruling Calusa Casiqee had sent a Calusa
representative to Cuba with twenty other
Calusa Indians.
The Indians asked for baptism and con-


had headquarters in Joplin, Mo. J. D. will be
telling about the work of "White Fields" and
his role with this Mission.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First Christian
Church, extends a cordial invitation for the
public to attend this Special Event.

Fish Fry Dinners on Fridays
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 pup-
pies, a vegetable, dessert and tea, for a dona-
tion of $7. Eat there or take home.

Thrift shop open at Church of
God of Prophecy
The Church of God of Prophecy, in Moore
Haven, will have a thrift shop open on Sat-
urdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., all things are
given for a donation, this is to help for ex-
penses 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 Cowboy Church Hand &
Hand Ministries of Palmdale, if you would
like to help us call 863-612-0640, if no an-
swer leave message, God bless you.


version to the Christian faith.
Documents indicate that the Calusa made
the crossing in their ocean-going dugouts.
In 1697, the Council of Indies forced the
Franciscans to send volunteers to the Calu-
sas.
Five Franciscan priests were selected and
sent to South Florida.
They sailed from Cuba to present day
Key West, and then to the Province of Calus,
near present day Port Charlotte.
The Florida Governor's letter, written in
1680, requesting missions for the Calusa had
finally come to pass.
However, the slow wheels of bureaucracy
probably sealed the fate of those forgotten
Spanish Castaways that prompted the letter.
There is no mention of Spanish Cast-
aways in the documents of the five priests.
The castaways were probably sacrificed
because seventeen years is a bit too long in
the hands of the Calusa.
Remember our ole friend, Fontanedo?
His older brother and 42 fellow castaways
were sacrificed during the seventeen years
he was enslaved to the Calusa.
There will be more "Tale Tales" in next
week's edition "A Walk in The Past," when
Spanish priests experience trials and tribula-
tions in the Calusa Indian Nation.
I hope you have enjoyed this story. Con-
tact the Clewiston Museum if you have ques-
tions, artifacts, pictures, or a "Whale of a
Tale" that you would like to share.
The Museum's hours are Monday through
Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Butch Wilson is the Clewiston Museum
Director. He can be reached at clewiston-
museum@embarqmail.com, or by phone
at 863-983-2870.


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 interested in
attending.
Sunday Bible Class will begin at 10 a.m.;
Sunday Worship begins at 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship will start at 6 p.m., and
Wednesday Bible Study starts at 7 p.m.
The Clewiston Church of Christ is located
at 336 Central Ave in Clewiston.
For further information please call 863-
983-8822.

Reviving the stones
conference
Angel Braham Ministries Inc. is hosting a
conference on Saturday, April 11 starting at
6 p.m. at 525 East El. Paso Ave. in Clewis-
ton. Registration is free, topics discussed will
be as followed: Economic survival during
the recovery process; Embarrassed but not
ashamed; Using what is left of you and Re-
positioning yourself from hopeless to hope-
ful. For more information please call 863-
983-8505 or visit www.angelbraham.com.


April 2, 2009




Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


This column lists arrests, not con-
victions, unless otherwise stated. Any-
one who is listed here and who is later
found not guilty, or has the charges
against them dropped, is welcome to
inform the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it.
Jesus Beraza, 22


Clewiston
S*Warrant with battery bodily
harm or disability
Arrested March 28
Arrested by Deputy G. Elver


John Holloman, 27


*Clewiston
S*VOP: possession of a controlled
substance
Arrested March 24
Arrested by Sgt. M. Favara


Gabriel Ceja, 16

*Clewiston
* *-Warrant with attempt to solicit/
conspire third degree felony
*Possession of burglary tools
with intent to use
Arrested March 28
Arrested by Sgt. D0. Davis


Joseph Yates, 40


*Clewiston
*VOP: felony or community
control
Arrested March 25
Arrested by Deputy C. Shepherd


William Ramirez, 13

*Clewiston

to kill
Arrested March 28
Arrested by Deputy N. Reed


Corey Hollingsworth, 32

.Clewiston

suspended license
Arrested March 27
Arrested by Deputy J. Walker



Crime Stoppers
The Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office is
seeking assistance from
the public in locating
the following wanted
fugitive as of March 26.
Dewayne Hornsby,
age 25, is a black male
with black hair and L
brown eyes. He is 6 feet Dewayne
tall and weighs approxi- Hornsby.
mately 140 pounds. He
has tattoos on both shoulders and a scar
on left thigh. His last known address is
listed as S.W 4th St., in Belle Glade.

Violation of probation: burglary, grand
theft. Anyone with information on the
whereabouts of this wanted fugitive is
asked to contact the Crime Stoppers at
1-800 458 TIPS (8477) or online at www.
crimestopperspbc.com.


Arrest Report


By Tom Byrd
We live in a changing world. We're all
struggling to come to grips with a changing
and difficult economy. Citizens are adapt-
ing to new technology that is supposed to
change our lives for the better.
Your favorite community newspaper has
also made a change. The newspaper you're
holding in your hands no doubt this week
appears a little different than what you've
grown accustomed to over the years. It's a
major change for us, but one we're confi-
dent our readers and advertisers will appre-
ciate.
Beginning with this edition, The Clewis-
ton News is publishing in a new, modern
"compact" format vs. the traditional "broad-
sheet" format.
It reflects a design that studies have
shown is popular with readers and advertis-
ers alike. But no matter how you look at it,
it's still your hometown newspaper!
The most noticeable difference, of
course, is the size of the product. The new
"compact" is smaller but don' t its size
fool you. The new "compact" offers tremen
dous advantages over the broadsheet and
more and more newspaper companies are
starting to take notice:
The new size provides greater conve-
nience 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
content and features are organized and pre-
sented.
Most important, the new compact will
allow us to expand the use of color in the
publication. With the new format, you'll see
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 rec-
ognize times are tough and businesses are
struggling to survive. We are constantly in


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broadsheets. The most common complaint
we hear from our advertisers is that there
are too many ads on a page. Ad clutter: The
more ads on the page, the less likely their ad
is to be spotted by a reader.
Compacts offer an alternative. The overall
page size is smaller. There are fewer ads on
a page, so each ad stands out much more
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size, rest assured everything else you've
come to expect from your Clewiston News
remains the same. We're still your home-
town newspaper 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 improvements. We appreciate your con
tinued support and look forward to serving
you in the future!
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and vice president of operations
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FWC graduates ready for woods and water duty


Leonel Perez-Carmona, 20


S*Clewiston
*FTA felony offense
Arrested March 28
Arrested by Deputy Chevalier



Rigoberto Roblero-Hernandez, 19


Clewiston
S*Grand theft vehicle third degree
Arrested March 25
Arrested by Deputy R. Shepherd


A new group of Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) law en-
forcement officers will soon begin patrolling
the woods and waters of the state.
Twenty-six FWC recruits became officers
after graduating Friday from the Pat Thomas
Law Enforcement Academy in Tallahassee.
The recruits attended the academy for six
months and received a wide array of train-
ing, which included accuracy with firearms,
alligator handling, vessel operation, defen-
sive tactics, all-terrain vehicle operation and
BUI/DUI identification.
They will spend an additional three
months with a field-training officer.
The new graduates are assigned to coun-
ties throughout the state. Two of the officers
come from different states.
Officer Jarod Molnar is from Georgia and
is assigned to Palm Beach County, and Of-
ficer Evan Laskowski is from Maryland and


is assigned to Glades County.
The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement
protects and manages 755 species of wildlife
and more than 700 species of fish.
The division patrols 34 million acres of
public and private land, 8,200 miles of tidal
shoreline, 3 million acres of lakes and 12,000
miles of rivers and streams.
FWC officers are authorized to enforce
all state laws and federal fisheries and wild-
life laws.
The graduates and the counties they are
assigned to are as follows:
Craig Baker Broward
James Bonds Alachua
Raquel Daniels Monroe
Tiffany Davis Monroe
Michael Davis Okeechobee
Thomas Enos Broward
Joshua Greenier Monroe
Justin Henry Citrus


Jordan Hilliard DeSoto
Stephen Judah Polk
Harold Lanier Brevard
Evan Laskowski Glades
Michael Milillio- Monroe
Jarod Molnar Palm Beach
Christopher Pettey Martin
Samuel Riggs Citrus
Henry Rockwell Hendry
Lonnie Sushil Lee
Rene Taboas Dade
Jamie Young Palm Beach
Randolph Irwin St. Lucie
Brandon Lasher Marion
Sulin Schafer Escambia
John Standland Washington
Kevin Sweat Polk
Jason Tidwell Polk


It's here: A new look to



an old friend


April 2, 2009 Clewiston




Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Family Movie and Chili


Night at Westside
On Thursday, March 26, 2009 Westside having their number drawn by Mr. Shearer
students and their families enjoyed a Family during intermissions of the movie. Another
Movie and Chili night in the cafeteria. The raffle that was available was the opportunity
featured film for the evening was Bolt. Those to win a ladies watch for Mother's Day. These
that attended were able to enjoy chili, cook- tickets are still available in Westside's office
ies, drinks, and popcorn. There were also for $1. The drawing will be held May 8. The
many prizes that were up for raffle. Students Parent Involvement Committee would like
were able to purchase tickets and place half to thank all who donated and participated in
of the ticket in the prize of choice in hopes of making this event such a success.


Submitted photo
Tetherball at CES
Students from Mrs. Rodriguez's fourth-grade class are enjoying the Tetherb-
all Courts during a recent morning at the CES athletic field.


Families enjoy time together while watching the movie Bolt.


Softball practice at CES
Playing at the CES athletic field are several Clewiston-area students who are
participating in fastpitch softball this spring.


Submitted photo
Second Graders Jaylynn Moreno and Sasha Vazquez are hopefully their tickets
will be drawn for the prizes they have selected behind them.

School briefs


Central Elementary School
Thank you
Hi, everyone! We appreciate all of the
hard work and effort put forth by the stu-
dents, teachers, and staff at Central. Every-
body have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!
Upcoming Events:
April 6 to April 13: Spring Break and
Easter Holiday (no school) Students return
on Tuesday, April 14.


April 16 to April 24: l J
CES Book Fair.
April 21: Book Fair -`r ..
Donuts and Muffins from f ,, ^, |
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
April 23: Book Fair "
Family Night from 5:30 E e
p.m. to 7 p.m. ,
April 29: Progress Re-
ports.


Basketball at CES
Students from Miss. Walendzik's second-grade class enjoy basketball on a
recent afternoon at the CES basketball court.


1 l 0-FlI A-LAWYFR ns


10 Clewiston News


April 2, 2009




Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Sunburst winners
Pictured from right to left is Artarius Thompson and Shewanna Carter, both
of Clewiston, where crowned on March 21 at the Clewiston Inn as Sunburst
title holders.


Girl of the year
Nancy Carpenter, right, was recently name "Girl of the Year" by Lawreate
Gamma Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Presenting the award is last year's
recipient, Liska Hooker.


We will be holding the Ist Annual Skeet
and Trap Shoot that benefits the local Boy
Scouts of LaBelle. The event will be held on
May 2 at the Hendry County Sheriffs Gun
Range.
The cost is $50 for individual shooters or
$250 for a team of five. The cost includes
ammunition and a free lunch for shooters.
Awards and prizes will be given to the top
shooters. The event starts promptly at 9 a.m.
Also, Pistol Pete's Hunting and Shooting
Supply of LaBelle will be raffling a shotgun

Goodwill hosts

Spring Cleaning


"SWEEP" Stakes

Hendry and Glades Counties- Spring is
here, and with the change of season also
comes the annual rite of "spring cleaning."
This spring, Goodwill Industries of South
west Florida provides a new incentive for
people to donate their gently-used items to
Goodwill stores, by announcing its Spring
"SWEEP" Stakes. The grand prize winner
will receive help with their spring cleaning,
in the form of $500 towards a closet reor-
ganization and makeover from B&B Closets,
Inc.
"Spring is usually a busy donation season
for us," says Kirsten O'Donnell, Director of
Public Relations for Goodwill Industries of
Southwest Florida. "But we've seen a sig-
nificant drop in the number of items we're
receiving this year. Donations are our life-
blood. They support all of our programs and
services, so we're really hoping this contest
will help encourage more people to clean
their closets and donate."
With each donation visit to a Goodwill
Retail & Donation Center or Attended Dona-
tion Center from March 30 until May 2, do-
nors earn an entry into the "SWEEP" Stakes.
The winner will be randomly drawn from all
entries on Monday, May 11. A full list of con-
test rules is available at Goodwill's 23 Retail
& Donation Centers in Southwest Florida.
Donations received at Goodwill stores
are re-sold to fund programs and services
which help people become more inde-
pendent. Goodwill Industries of Southwest
Florida supports six Job-Link offices, eleven
apartment complexes for people with dis-
abilities and for low-income seniors, the
Four Wheels for Work vehicle assistance
program, a youth mentoring program, and
a charter school for students with develop-
mental disabilities. These programs serve
persons in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades,
and Hendry Counties.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
builds lives, families, and communities-one
job at a time by helping people with disabili-
ties and other barriers to employment dis-
cover and develop their full potential through
work and career development services.


at a cost of $10 per ticket or three for $10.
If you are interested in signing up or would
like to sponsor a team, please call Dave Al-
exander at 863 675-0500. If you would like to
buy a raffle ticket, you can call Pistol Pete's
at 863-612-HUNT or stop by their store at
417 W. Hickpoochee Ave in LaBelle.
All proceeds will go to the local Boy
Scouts to help in paying for Summer Camp
and Summer Camp Supplies. Thank you for
support.




The Glades County
School Board Will Hold A
Policy & Budget Workshop
On April 9, 2009 At 4:00p.m.
In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room

400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida


CONGRATULATIONS
Lesley D. Camel,
daughter of Rev.
Leslie and
Shamekim \.
Camel. She i. a
3rd grader al Iu
Shepherd Ii....I
in Pahokee. F I.
Lesley attended
the Church of God Association
of Christian Schools,(CGACS)
Academic Bowl along with her
school in Lakeland, FL on
March 13. She competed in the
spelling competition at the
Academic Bowl.
Lesley won 1st Place in the
competition against other 3rd
graders from around the state.
We are so proud of you, Keep
up the good work. "I can do all
things through Christ which
strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13)

Love, Mom and Dad


Skeet shoot fundraiser to


benefit local boy scout troop


April 2, 2009 Clewiston News




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Clewiston, FL
Gulfstream Goodwill Indus-
tries, tnc. is seeking an ex-
perienced Mechanic with
diesel and hydraulic experi-
ence. Certification pre-
ferred. Persons
w/disabilities welcomed.
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SIGNMENT
Equipment and
Machinery Auction
April 1lth at 9 am
Call now to assign
your equipment
Don't miss tis auction at
the Lee Civic Center
N. Ft Myers
Highway 31 and 78
50+ School buses
andauctionservice corn
(239) 936-4121
Frank E. Land
Auctioneer
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HUMAN SERVICES COUNSEL-
OR
(Counselors, All Other L1)
(#64081968)

Family Assessment Worker position/
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have excellent interviewing & writing skills;
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reliable transportation, & ability to travel;
bi-lingual English/Spanish required;
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Consignments Welcome
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Ophthalmic
Assistant
Eye Centers of Florida has
an immediate opening for a
Part Time Ophthalmic As-
sistant in the Clewiston Sat-
ellite Office. An OA
performs preliminary work-
ups for patient exams in-
cluding obtaining medical
histories, administering di-
agnostic tests, and measur-
ing and recording vision.
Applicants must have ex-
ceptional patient relation
skills and previous medical
experience.
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PACKAGE A/C Unit 3 ton
Works great, can deliver
and install the unit. $400/or
best offer (863)675-8937



DOUBLE STACKED- Wash-
er/Dryer $400 OBO
(863)801-5850
DRYERS (3) good working
condition, $4550 ea. leave
message $130/will sep.
(863)227 0142
REFRIGERATOR Frigidaire
21 cu ft white like new ex-
cellent condition $300.
(863)612-5333
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore
08 cu ft white runs / looks
good $150. (863)612 5333
REFRIGERATOR Small
size, $200. Call
863-357-6617
WASHERS & DRYERS
$125 & Up
STACK UNITS,
REFRIGERATORS &
STOVES
lyrwarranty(239)694-0778
WHIRLPOOL washer/dryer
set white excellent condition
$285. (863)612-5333
WHIRLPOOL GLASS Top
Stove. Works GREATi!
$75/or best offer
(863)675-1077
WHIRPOOL DISHWASH
Great Condi White w/pa-
per, readybe to install'
80/or est offer
(863)946-1640



COFFEE POT Farberware,
stainless 2-4 cups, like new
$10. (863)467-8681
FAN Neutone-Bathroom
Ventilaton ceiling Fan Good
Cond. $10. (863)467-8681
SMOOTHIE Sunbeam, like
new, used 3 times, $20
(863)763-6936


MICROWAVES FOR sale (2)
Both in good working con-
dition. $25 a piece. $25/0or
best offer (863)675-1410
ROLLING COOLER cadd -
stainless steelremer
$100/neg. (863)634-4056
(863)467-6621




FLORIDA ROOM complete,
11 x 33, $500
(863)763-8761



Schwinn Bicycle 1955,
MINT Cond. Paid $1000 ask-
ing $600 (863)467-5756
WOMAN's Bicycle, like new,
$75 firm. see at American
Legion at your convenience
(520)256-7188




STEEL BUILDINGS
Recession Disc Avail
30x40-105x105
Call for Deal,Avail Ltd

Phone: 863-578-4141




BABY CLOTHES and toys -
call for info. $10/firm.
(863)261-3699
BABY CRIB Wood, in very
good condition $60.
(239)410 6870
CRIB Labelle. Mattress/ac
essones included. Light
quality wood on wheels.
$100/neg. (863)673 5704
GRACO BABY Swing Mint
condition. $10.
(863)342-3374




BOYS CLOTHES Size 5
Several shirts, shorts, pants,
excellent condition (Okee)
$30. (863)763-6131


FRONT DESK
Computer exp. needed.
Healthcare exp. and bilingual
pref'd. Competitive salary &
excel benefits. Fax resume to
(561)924-3405 or apply at FL
Community Health Centers,
170 S. Bareld Hwy, Ste 103,
Pahokee, FL. hrfchcinc.or
EOE/DFWP
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Must have 1 yr exp. Bilingual
Spanish/English pref. Com-
petitive salary and excellent
benefits. Fax resume to
(863)983-9604 or apply at
FCHC, 315 South W.C. Owen
Ave., Clewiston, FL. e-mail
hr(fchcinc.ora. EOE/DFWP

Oakbrook of LaBelle
Now accepting applications
for CERTIFIED NURSING
ASSISTANTS. Must have
current CNA license. Excel-
lent benefits. Medical Insu-
rance, 401K, Direct Deposit
available. Apply in person
250 Broward Ave, LaBell.,
FL 33935 or fax resume to:
(863)675 1390 EOE DFWP



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*DUUU Kewara
MISSING
IN CLEWISTON AREA
American Bulldog, 100#
male, white head, brindle
ears, white chest and front
legs, large brindle patch in
middle of chest, brindle
body with white tip on end
of tail, white socks on back
legs, brindle patch next to
eye. Missing from Punta
Gorda, Fl. and believed to
be sold to a hog hunter in
Clewiston area. $5000 no
questions asked reward.
1-239-410-4296


PUPPIES 3 -to ocod home
only. (239)324-3313


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
HENDRY COUNTY EDC
Exp. professional to lead
Hendry County's economic
development effort.

Prefer degree in related field
and 5 years experience.

Job description at:
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Send resume by
April 20th to:
Hendry EDC Search Committee
P.O. Box 2518
LaBelle, FL 33975




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HUGE COLLECTION OF
SPORTS CARDS FOOT- EZ Go Golf Cart. New brakes
BALL, BASKETBALL, BASE- and charger $650.
BALL, AND MUCH MORE. 863-674-0156 LaBelle
AUTOGRAPHS, GAME USED,
ROOKIES, I/I'S, LOW #'D,
AND A LITTLE BIT OF [lllIi" UII~]Ia
EVERYTHING. PRICE IS NEG 13 =
$2500/neg. (863)233-9887 COLTMA HARGEAR15
24" Bull Barrel, Never Fired
L, lMj Trade 4 O/U Shotgun
Bunk B Bd / r $1995/neg. (772)461-8822

COMPUTER DESK Excel semi 3 "auto cel let condli
lent condition 3o X 4H tion. Seeral magazines of
18"deep 75. various capacities. Call after
S5:00 RM. $900/firm.
1 (863)467-9447

^B REMINGTON 1911 -.45ACP
.32 AUTO, Beretta 7.65,
Beautiful Rectangle 1/2 trade or both for 2500.
inchGlass 6 ft Table on glass (239)633 7173
pedestal w/6 Cream color
parsons chairs $400 REMINGTON GAMEMAS-
(561)6258456 PBG TER 760 30-06 Sell or
trade for Pistol (Ft. Pierce)
Bunk Beds w/stairs, drawers $350/firm. (772)461-8822
in bottom and in end. All
wood. 4 ma old $400 aob S & W 38. Chief Special 2
863-674-1165 LaBelle M3A Sq Butt Nickel, New
S Condition $60/or best of-
CERAMIC TABLE & 6 white fen 678 776-5885
wooden chairs $250/or
best offer (863)634-0907 S & W BARELL Mod.68
COUCH AND Chair old s/s 357 4.5" New Condi-
brown set, good condition ton $750/or best offer.
$100. (863)634-1608 (863)517-2944
COUCH, LOESEA and SAVAGE 7mm Rem Mag,
chair green with red strips oltaction mod 10, Bus
fairly new, good condbon nell High Contrast Scope
$600. (863)634-1608 $450 (863)697-6095
DOUBLE PILLOW top mat- SAVAGE .308 Mod. 99E Ex-
tress only a month old. call cellent scoped lever action
for info. $1000/or best of shooter $50O/or best offer.
fec (863)261-3699 (863)673 3893
FORMAL DR. TABLE, SAVAGE MODEL 111 7mm
HUTCH, 6 chairs light oak Rem. Mag. w/scope call 4
w/Ig. leaf $1200/hfrm. more info $400.
8 6 3 ) 3 57 4 4 22 2 (863)885-1172
863)447-0680
SPANISH SIDE/SIDE dbl
FE TBOA R barrel 12 ga. beauthfull en-
F 0 1 B R A grated, excellent condition
white oak rails, email: Sis- $27 (863)763-5883
mith l@embarqmail.com
$75/neg. (863)675-3412 TAURUS TITANIUM .357 -
LNIB. 6 shot. Consider some
KING SIZE bed very pretty quality trades. $550.
king size bed with lots of (863)673-3893
storage $300.
(863)234-1435 WINCHESTER 94 RANGER
30-30, angle eject, scope,
KING SLEEP Number Bed looks new $295
Pillow top, like new. Foun (863)763-5883
nation included. $1000.
(863)634-2582


LARGE BLACKentertainment BOWFLEX REVOLUTION -
center Purchased at Pier 1. Email sismuthl@embarq
$200/or best offer mail.com for photos.
(863)675 1410 $2400. (863)675-3412
LOVESEATS (2) & 1 recliner POWDER COATED STEEL
- cream leather loveseats, WEIGHTS. TOTAL 65 LBS.
brown recliner Good condi $40 (863)801-1272
tlon. $200. (863)467-1727
WELDER PROCLUB Weight
MICROFIBER BEIGE LIV- bench w3001b weight set
ING ROOM IN NEW CON $300/or best offer.
DITION PAID 1600.00 NOW (863)885-1172
$500. (239)410-6870
QUEEN SLEEPER Couch 'I f r
yn old black cloth call be-
fare 9 pm. $400.
/863)763 $462 CITIZEN WATCH 00 FT
(6 WATER RESIST, DAY/DATE.
SOFA like new, $300 or LEAVE MESSAGE $175.
best offer (863)234-1246 (863)674-1181
SUEDE/LEATHER SEC- SEIKO WATCH 2 TONE,
TIONAL couch $800/or DATE/DAY, GLOW IN DARK,
best offer (863)634-0907 100 FT WATER RESIST.
$175. (863)674 -1181
TOP WHITE/TAN table & 4
chairs $250.
(863)634 0907 $5l0l

WHEELED COMPUTER
DESK $50 (863)467 4277 PATIO SWING large, ask
ing $175 (863)946-2680


April 2, 2009


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Golf Clubs/
Equipment


BOAST boats Adjustable Bed wanted,
BOAT SEAT nce boatseat prefer double, will consider
$15. (863)610 0521 single. 863-983-6748


FIREPLACE lghted logs,
stucco style w/heater,
moveable, $250
(863)675-4098 evenings

JACUZZIE/HOTTUB- please
donate portable jacuzzie to
89 yo. w/ arthritic daughter
$1. (931)337-1053

KING QUAD 4 wheeler 2006
- transferable warranty 589
tires on ITP rims 170
hris.Black fuel injected great
condition best offer or trade


LAWN EQUIPMENT -
$35/neig. 863)467-6475
(863)261-1723

Left handed golf clubs
Kannan Graphite Boran
shafts, Convex metal woods
Full set $100
(863)467-1663
PROPANE TANK 20 lb., $10.
(863)946-3922

TIRES 4 15" mud tires in
good condition 1/2 new
price $160. (863)675-6314

TRALOR HITCH nice hitch
for car or truck $65.
(863)610 0521

TRUCK RIMS 11x15 Good
cond. Aluminum, More info
call & leave msg. $130/or
best offer. (863)227-0142




ELECTRIC GUITAR lack
son, black & chrome, $175
(863)517-2077 LaBelle

Gretsch electric guitar w/
hardshell case. Electromatic
w/ bigsoy tailbar. Dual pick
ups $500 239-503-0339



BEAUTIFUL BABY hamsters
- 5-6 weeks old. Very sweet
$0. (863)634-8801
FISH TANK Small fish tank
with stand. Has equipment
with it. $40. (863)697-
8332
KITTENS 9 WKS, TO GOOD
HOMES, PRETTY/PLAYFUL,
KID/DOG FRIENDLY $0.
(863)261-5920
KITTENS Kittens, Free to
good home. Ready April
25th. 12 to choose from.
L/M $0. (863)357-1365

PUPPIES, RABBITS &
CHICKENS Lab mix pups,
$25, Rabbito, $10, Rooster $5
(863)675-0273



CANON REBEL XS Digital
SLR Like new w/ 2 zoom
lenses & all accessories.
$600. (863)447-9762



HOT TUB Leisure Bay 4-5
Person, 120 Volt. $1200.
(863)612-0200

HOT TUB Spa-In-A-Box6
120 Volt Plug in. $400.
(863)612-0200


BOWFLEX POWERPRO -
NEW Never been used. Leg
attachments included.
$550. (863)763 7750

Golf Clubs 300 misc clubs,
including sets, drivers, put-
ters & F.W. woods, $1700







best offer (863)484-2505

ANTIQUE CONSOLE TV In
god working condition.
$0/or best offer
(863)675 1410
Color Hitachi and oVC,
both 36" $500 for both- will
separate 863 674 0156 La
Belle

DIRECT TV DISH w/2 re-
c orers, & remotes, still in
boxo $100 (8 7fo3 $100.o

DIRECT TV RECEIVERS (4)
with remotes and dual L&B
Dish, all for $100.
(863)763-7919

DIRECT TV RECEIVERS /4
with remotes and dual L& B
Dish for all. $100
(863)763-2772

ROUND TV Antenna Ampl-
fied wth mast, wring 0&
(517)648-1971



METAL LATHE 10 x 36 -
Been completeln over

read o e. $50/or best
offer (863)9a3-7334
(239)826-5226

PALLET JACK 2500k
works well. $15
(863)697-9704

PRESSURE WASHER Devil
Biss, 2000 PSI, SHP Briggs
& Stratton, Runs Great.
$75. (561)573 3499

TABLE SAW Craftsman,
Limited Edition, 10" 2.7 HP,
Stand, Like New. $65.
(561)573-3499
WOOD LATHE asking $225
(863)517- 2077 LaBelle



HUGE STUFFED animals -
30" Elmo and 28" Beanr. Like
New (Okee area) $Z00wl
sep. (863)763 6131






NEXTEL PHONE 1850
Brand new w/clhp, home/car
chargers. $60/or best offer
(863)357-6315


NEXTEL PHONE 1275 -
w/clip & home charger.
$25/or best offer
(863)357-6315


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CHAIN SAW Echo CS 5000,
will trade for gun. $200.
( 8 6 3) 234 1 2 3 0
(239)357 5111

CHAIN SAW Red Max
G3800 or will trade for
gun. $150. (239)357 0926

COMMERCIAL TRIMMER &
Edger Redmax trimmer
and edger $125 each or
both $200 $125.
(863)634 1479

CUB CADET commercial
lawn mower 62 inch cut
Kohler engine 140 hrs
$2900. (863)697-1493

LAWN MOWERS 2 Snap-
per riding lawn mowers 26"
both cut and ru GREAT,
elec. start. $300.
(863)674-0467

RIDING MOWER Honda
HT 3813,38" cut, 13 hp wa-
ter cooled engine, new
blades. $700
(863)697-9704


RIDING MOWER Sim-
plicity, 42" cut. Manual in
cluded. $425 (863)675
7080


ROTARY SPREADER -
Scotts, like new, with new
post hole digger, $30.
(863)763-0625


ZTR MOWER BUNTON ZTR
MOWER, 25HP KOHLER, 50"
CUT, WORKS EXC
$2400/neg. (863)697 2032




GOOSENECK STOCK Trailer
6'- New lights, top, rubber
floor, spare tire $2500.








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Clewiston CBS, Triplex,
2BR/IBA per unit, great lo-
cation, corner lot, great in-
vestment, owners will
consider all offers, priced to
sell, $160,000.
(561)985 7570
DOWNTOWN
CLEWISTON
2 & 3 BR apartments.
Available immediately
Call (561)996-8467
for information.

MOORE HAVEN Duplex, 3
yrs. old. 3BR, 2BA, $775
mo. No petsFor more de-
tails call (863) 610- 0159


BRAND NEW
TOWNHOMES
For rent w/ option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br,
21/2ba, 1 car garage. Stain-
less
Steel appliances, incl
washer /
dryer Furnished upon re-
quest 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 2 BR/ 1 BA.
$500/mo + security deposit
& 1st month. (863)228-
6867

MOORE HAVEN RENTALS
Furnished or Unfurnished
*3BR, 2BA MH, fenced yard,
screened porch, 1 acre,
$750/mo.
*2BR, 1BA House, fenced yard
& carport, $750/mo.
*3BR, 1.5BA MH, Screen
porch, fenced yard, $650/mo.
Mobile Homes for
Rent $350 & Up
(863)509-0096
PAHOKEE 2 BR/ 2BA, on
large lot, $900/month + Lst,
last & sec dep
(561)985-7570





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GREAT OPPORTUNITY.
3/2 site built home
near Ridgeview, under
$199,000. Buy now
or Lease to own.
$5,000.00 down.
$1,000.00 mo. ($300.00
toward purchase price).
No brokers lease.
Call 828-293-2542
for more information.

MOORE HAVEN 3bhr, 2ba
Homes of Merit, on almost
an acre. New oversized
driveway, w/option of
buying the piece behind it
to make a full 2 acres!
Berber carpet, wood floors
and tilethroughout Huge
chain link front & rear
yard w/childrens play set.
10x20 Suncrest shed
w/elec. & refrng/freezer.
Great neighborhood.
Front deck, 40 rear con
create patio. Furnished for
$79,900 neg.
(239 )633-7173 Can emai
pictures
PAHOKEE 2 BR! 2BA, inclds
50' buildable lot, carport,
garage, $125,000 or best
offer. (561)985-7570

Pahokee 3BR/1BA, family
room, kit. & separate dining
room, utility room, plus ex-
tra 1/2 lot, Ig. front sitting
room, frame, priced to sell,
owners will consider all of-
fers, $64,900.
(561)985-7570
PAHOKEE Lakeside, 3 BR/2
BA, on 1/2 acre, garage,
brand new kitchen & appls,
wheelchair access, wood
deck. $224,900. Call
5601-8S-7370


CLEWISTON:1.93Acrescul-
de-sac, 250 Taft Blvd., 509'
Frontage, w/all improve
ments $79.000.
561-985-7570

RIVER RANCH Piperty 1
1/4acres, Polk County, (rec-
reational), $3,500 firm. Call
863-673-2108







BELLE GLADE Residential,
Approx. 50 x 120. $15,000
or best offer (561)985-
7570





BHR Furn Modular home
3/2 w/Fl Room, Ind 3 HD
TV's. Just updated plumb
ing, elect, new sod & sprink
eys, fenced, boat ramp,
dock, cone dnve, car port,
shed.$138.500 or best offer
(561)8L8-2348







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CLEWISTON: 3 BR, 2 BA,
Doublewide. A/C, Appl., 56
Fleetwood. W&D. $595 mo.
(863) 674-5715

SOUTH CLEWISTON For
Rent or sale: 2) 3br, 2ba
dbl wides, $700/mo
386-5 46-8704 leave msg



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561-721-2230

CLEWISTON Lot51Tropical
Village, 3br, 1.5ba, part
furn., W'd, Refring, Stceve,
AC, screen porch quiet
area, $16,000
(970)987-9749 Bring all Of-
fers!

D oub e I wide
4bed/2ba very
easy financing available,
only$53,9OOincludmgsetup
and a/c. Call 863-675-
8888


Lowest prices on any dou-
blewide or smglewide mo-
bile home guaranteed. Call
863-675-8 88

New 2009 3 bed/2bath dou-
blewide only $39,900 deliv-
ered and setup Financing
available call 863-675-
8888
-PALMDALE"
1995 3/2 MH asking
$55,000.00. Owner
Financing available with
down payment for all credit
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BOAT 14' w/trailer, 3 mo-
tors, fish finder $1000 or
best offer (863)634-0221
BROWNING 18'open bow,
with trailer, inboard/out-
board Merc cruiser,175 hp,
4 cl eng. $2000 neg
(863)763-5253
JOHN BOAT 2ft., 2 1/2 HP
Suzuki motor, trolling motor
$700 Neg. (863)467 0458
JONBOATV-BOTTOM Select
- 14ft no leaks, no calls be-
fore 5pm $200/or best of
feB (863)634-3978



COACHMAN 1985 28 Ft.
Pull Behind. $1800 Firm
(863)675-7105
GULFSTREAM ULTRA 1996
- Motor Home: Labelle. 24'
Gulfstream Ultra, V8 Chevy
gas engine. Sleeps 5. 13.5k
a/c, 100k 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

PARK MODEL TRLR 35,
Must sell, going North I full
length Fl. room, Call for de-
tails (304)690-6112

SHADOW CRUISER
M-800K 2000 Telescop-
ic cab-over truck camper
w/side dinette, a/c, fur-
nace, 3-way refer, 4 e-
chanical jacks, 20 g.
fresh water, porta-potty,
EXCELLENT Condition
$3500. (863)610-1674

SIERRA FIFTH WHEEL
1999 central a/c, heat
30f with elec slide out.
Sleeps six, veq clean,
ask for Scott $5OoO/or
best offer.
(863)634-7032





CARRIAGE 1992 40 foot
everything works slide out
good shape $4999.
/863)697-1493




BOAT PROPS(2) (1) Stain
less Steel, (1) Aluminium,
Call After 5pm $175.
(863)634-3978
ENGINE HOIST Hydraulic.
$200 (863)467-9800
Yamaha Outboard, 2 cycle
30hp, long shaft 1998, low
hrs Enduro $1000 or best
offer. LaBelle 508-524-4372



HD Electra GhdrAlta Classic
fuel elected, 2001 green
with slamming Eagle custom
paint, gar, under 22K miles,
$11,500, (863)467-5823


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a G onoalne 529 E. Slugarlad Hb., Ctlito,
Cheryd Eby Gutjahr. Lic. Real Estate Broker (863) 228-1562
Anabel Miranda (863)228-6296 Espariol
i Elsie Sellers (239)822-7490 Espanol


28D/1BA Aprtmlent.
$7O5 inrdudlng utilities. os
SCal for more I r90 Aoree H| 2Fs
CLEWISTON HOMES
2BD/I BA Della Tobias. Needs much TLC. Asking $25.000
2/I Home on Sagamore Av $130.000
i3/3 MH in Semiole Manor $120.000
*4 Brand New 3/BR/2 5 BA Lennar Tolwn Homes. Amenities
include: Pool. Gn and Cabana Call nor more details!
02 DepesonrOspo AceEach unit has 2Bm/IBA $224.9K
3BD/I BA on Trinidad Ave. Great Oppor nity. 65.000
3/2 MH on Oran Bl.. Cor Lot ust Reduced$ 06,900
MOORE HAVEN LAKEPORT/RABELLE
:3BD/2BA MHS Yacht Club Way w/Garage
Waterfront 2BD/2BA w/ 2By Boat House Lakeport.
Completely Reomdeled $21 K
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
Commercial lot on Bond St. Make Offer
Buldable lot on Del Monte Avn $129 9K
2 lots. Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43 9K
1 $79.900
:5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $75.000

*Vacant Residential Lot on Central Ave Asking $28 SK
Rancho Palmas Immaculate Relreal off Hwy 27 7 Acres
Palmo t ns and 2BD/2BA Guest house $750K

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*3/2 MH, Lndero St 1.09 Acre Reduced to $95 000
SNe Cusm C B S 4/3 t e, with all extras Asking $330K
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V NW 1960 DUNE BUGGY
CARTER 6 1/2HP 2005 STREET LICENSED 1600 CC
Go-Kart. Call for nfo. In ENS, RNS GREAT $3700.
Okeechobee $450/or best (86T)447-1733
offer. (954)242 2180 TOYOTA COROLLA, '92 4
dn, auto, $1250 or best of
fen (863)697-9005 or



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BUICK RIVIERA 985
19,000 mles, great cond,-
tNon, loaded, 1 owner
$5000. (863)357-2239

CADILLAC DEVILLE '98
new air, 101K, like new,
$4800 (863)946-2680

CADILLAC SEDAN SEVILLE
1991 Mint CondilonrWll
trade for something smaller
$2000/neg. (863)342-3374

CADILLAC SEVILLE 1984-
VERY CLEAN, RUNS GREAT
$850. (863)634-4780

CHEVY LUMINA 1997,
LOADED, NEW TIRES, 135K
MILES $1600
(863)801-5678

DODGE CARAVAN 1991 -
New alternator, starter,
tune-up, old A/C, gd tires.
$1800. (863)357-1365

DODGE DAKOTA 1995 -
BLACK V-6 5-SPEED RUNS
AND DRIVES GREAT'
$1850. (863)634-4780

DODGE STRATUS, '99
really nice car, a/c, good
running condition, $1800 or
best of e (863)302-4442

FORD FOCUS 2000 -
Blue,4door.Needs Bat
tery,Tuneup,New Trunk lock
$2800. (863)228 -0015

FORD RANGER 1994, un-
der 100k miles, white, good
rubber, auto overdrive, V6
$2000 (863)763-2526 eve

FORD WINDSTAR 1999,
Needs work, $1200 or best
offer (863)634-3200

HONDA CIVIC 1995 need
trans & windshield
$1400/or best offer.
(863)201-3492

LINCOLN MARK VII, 1990,
96k miles, owner, good
cond. $4000 rm. call from
4-8pm (407)436-1266

LINCOLN TOWN CAR 99 -
160000 mi. In good condI-
ton. 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


F250 EXT. CAB -1988, 7.3 I-
tre diesel, 1 ton, rear &
gooseneck ball $2200
(863)634-2379

JEEP WRANGLER 1995
120k milessoft top, all ter-
rain tires, 4 cyl.5 speed
$4500. (863)673-4758

JEEP WRANGLER 1995 -
4x4, auto, only 73K ml, call
Sam $4999. 239)633-7173



Excellent condition, has 6
batteries, Charger ncluded.
$1200 or best offer
(863)697 9938

EZ GO W/4"llft, stereo, over
sized ores, enclosed, head
lights. $1500 or trade for
pontoon trl (954)707-2274

GOLF CART Club Car, 2000,
electric, low hours, Excellent
cond. $1450 or best offer
(863)467-2824

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
June 863-675-0751 LaBelle



DIESEL DODGE RAM 1992,
5 speed extra tires, exel-
lent conditn, $3000 neg
(863)763 -5253

DODGE 350 CUSTOM H.D
1985 V-8 4 speed 318 mo-
tor dump bed $1500.
(863)983-7211



ENGINE TECUMSEH,
6.25hp, vertical shaft, can
see it run, $40.
(863)763-0625

FORD RIMS -186 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

MUD TIRES Sie 15 inch
LT/23/75R Good condition
1~> nnrlp ifin/npn


OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 3)6
SUPREME Select New (37
DONS, runs great tnted ON- OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS
dowS, alloy whis. N c -ra Sc d ENnn car
$900/or best ofen for a CleS G le 95
(863)675-5090 (86 )697-0996

OTHER FIAT SPYDER 1977 TIRES (4) Military Style
paRns great ots of ne 395/5/R 20 XML. Mchelin
parts. Wil trade for X0 $300 for all, will Sep.

(786)709-590best offe (305)370 5647 Clewiston.

TOYOTA PASEO SPORT, '92 TIRESFORSALE -SR15with
4 cyl., 40mpg, runs & rinm' all 4 for $250
drives mint, $2,000. (863)763-5133 or
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USED CUSTOM rims 20"
$700. (863)697-3521
(863)763-0180




CHEVY 1951, Complete 350
Camnaro eng & trans, needs
hooked up. Body Mint $3800
(863)801-9136

CHEVY DUALLY 1979 4x4
Flatbed, No ttle, Good foi
arts, Must go $1000
(239)462-1564
FORD 2001 Brand namE
Reese 5th wheel hitch fit
Ford. Negotiable $350
(863)801-9812

FORD 2001 Factory Ford
bumper hitch $150/neg
(863)801-9812

FORD 350 1985 Dually
good truck/engine.
1650/or best offen
(863)697 0996
FORD F-150 1984 Tan,
300 eng, 4sp, 70,340 mileN
cold ac. $2400
(561)261-0682
FORD F-150 1997 3 Door
Very good condition, Cole
AC $5000/or best offer
(239)986-0296

FORD RANGER 2000 -
l. A/C, 5 spd. Like new
800 (305)370-5647
Clewiston

GMC JIMMY Full size 1985
4 inch lift 35 inch tires
$1800 or best of
fer(863)532-9243

ISUZU P/U 90, 4 cyl. eng
5 spd, exTC. cond. $1600 on
best offer (863)763-3966

TOYOTA 1 TON 1990 Au-
to, 6cyl, 4 new tires, cold
ac, runs & drive $2400
(561)261-0682
TOYOTA TACOMA '97
manual trans, 4 cyl, $3000
or best offer(863)673-0055
or (863)673-2558




FORD EXPLORER 1998
2dr. all power, ItherC, colI
a/c, runs great. 131,00c
miles $2500.
(863)983-6342
OTHER KX 125 1990
BRAND NEW TOP ENE
$700/or best offer
(863)675-1275




FACTORY OPEN Utility Trail
er 6' 4" X 12', 3,500 lb. Ax-
le, Sides, Tailgate. $700
(561)573-3499

TIRES 4EA 225-75-15 (e'
rated tires and 4 new
wheels $350/or best offer
(863)517 2944




CHEVY VAN G20, '93 neo
battery, new starter & neE
tires, runs good, must see,
$1,000 firm. (863)612-5551

DODGE CARAVAN SPORT
1998, Runs ood, good tire5
$3500 neg. (863)467 0458

GMC 2500 Starcraft Gooc
tires, newly rebuilt Trans,
350 LOCker by aamco. 350
eng Has blown head gas
ket. $250 + tow away
(863)467-1663


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IN THE CIRCUn COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORDA
PROBATE DI TO T
File No. 0 20-C
IN RE ESTATE OF



ENTIN GOE, dased h date o
eth s Alugust 31, 20, is ndngn
the CL u f r HeNdry Cunty .O
s Hend Country Clerk of Court,
BO176, LaBelle, FL 33975 760, e
me and address of the nal rep-
All cltos of Ie cent and oter
pers havin lms o demands
against decedent estate on whom a
ved must file their ClaS th ts
cour W IN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER OE TIME OF THE FIRST MBLI
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERECE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other crdio of tie deIedent and












ober In he clas r demands
aapnst decedents estate mt file their
the c hlass WITHIN 3 MONTHSd
AFTER eE DATE OF whE FIRST PUBLI
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WT IN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
NO"WI"HSTANDING THE TIME PER-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO 2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
BARRED.
TIe date of ft ln of thI
I0e Is Aprl 2Id, 2 o09

f ARN c EZ RODRIGUEZ
al. Lown as MARIA INEZ GOMEZ
5037 5 Obnps Circle
LaBelle, Florda 33935
Attorney for Peonal RepresentatNOe'
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PATHWAY ADVISORY COMMTT EE MEETING
There will be a Hend County Pathway Adv ry Committee Meeting heldon
ThurSday, Aprnl 9, 29 at 1pm The meeIng is to du a Pathway Plan for
Hendry Conty The meeting wll be held at John Boy Auditorium in th
Beardsley Room, located at 1200 s, wc Owens Avenue, Clew-ston, Flonda
33&0 Alinterested pa encouraged to attend For furthernforma-
ton, please contact the Hendry County Engneer's Office at (863) 675-5222 or
(863) 983 1588,
If a pe--n decds to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Com-
miXion with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a eord of the prceedlngs, and that, for such purpose, heIshe maY
reord includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal s to be
based
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Board of County C nommssones, Hend N County
315866 CB/CN 4/2/09

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING


Notice sherebygenthatpust tto 1 Tof th Boardof SupeIsorsof Pell
can Lake Water Control District, te Annual Meeting e Landowne of Pe
n Lake Water Control District for the year 2009 wll be held at their office
located at 2832 N Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on
Wednesday, Aprl 15th, 2009, at 10 00 A M, in the fonoon for the purpose
1 Electng one (1 SupeE N SIor a e of three (3) ars
2 Receiving annual reports and taking such aIon with respect thereto as
3 Trnsactng such oter business as may come before the meeting
If a pe.n decides to appeal the decision of the Board of SUer 'rs with re
spect to any matr considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbaIm rerd of the prO edng s made ,which
record includes the testIAmony and evidence upon which the appeal s made
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
PECAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY /s/ Paul Al en, President
314091 BGS 03/26;04/02/09

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONNOL DISTRICT
Notice ls hereby g-ent th to l of the Brd of SupeDsodg of East
Shore Water Control D r the year 2009 l be held t their office t-
ed t 2832 N Main Street, Belle Glade, P Beach County, Florida, on
Wednesday, A 5, 209, at 9.30
A M, in the forenoon for the purpose of'

1, Electing one (1) Supesor for a te of three (3) yea.
2 Rece g annualrepots and takngsuh aconthrespect th toas
3 Tnsactg such other busess as may me b re the meet
If a perI n decides to appeal the decision of the Board of SuperIsrs wlth re-
spect to any matter nSdered at the meeting en ferd, he or she may


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY' /s/ Gene Doden, President
314093 BGS 03/26,04/02/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 orida Stat1N
NOTICE I HEREBY GIVEN AT IT L holder of the ng rfite,
has, filed d rtfitefora tax deedto be ued eon The cef nu ,

CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIFPTON WHICH ASSFSSFD
2130 2006 3-01-43-34-010-0376-0100 SAGAMORE PLACE, LLC
Lot 19 th 21, inclusive, BlO 376, of the GENERAL PL OF CLEWISTON, FLORIE
2, Pages 71 thru 7%, InclUsie Public Recorns of Hendry County, Honda
less and ept Gas, OEl and OMineral nghts t ned by prior ner
Subject to esI. ng easements and rght of ways of recrd

Unle ch rtfite shall beredeemed acdng tolaw, the 1rtydesnbedn
sOh rtfite will be d to the hghent bidder at the Clek's 0ie, 2nd Flr,
.mlnlN o n Wing, LaBee Florida, at 11:00 AM, N the Fie h Thursday
,n the mont of dpl, which is e 3t day of April, 2o009.
Dated thls 11th day of Ma& h' 2009a
Clerk of Circuit CouLt
Hdy County, Florida
315181 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT Of, LLC holder of the following -rtfiate,
year of issuance, Icnpon of prope and the name in which it was asvssd ar
as follows'

CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DFSCRIPMTON WHICH ASSFSF D
1162 2006 1 22-4432 010 -079020 MASSINY SAITORI
Its 2 and 3, Blok 79, MONIURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, acordin
to the plat tIeef reorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, anrd 39, Public Records I
Hldry County, Florida


All of said property bang in the County of Hendr, Slate of Florida

Adm"nista Wing, LaBdle Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the FIfI Thursday
in the month ofApril, which is the 30t day of April, 2009
Dated tus nth day of Malh, 2009

Clerk of Crcuit Court
Hldry County, Florida
315212 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Flord.a Statutes
NOTICES HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOTIV, LLC holderofthe follong te

year of ssnce, d on of p e name in whh was as d a
CENT NAME CIN E
NO yEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1995 2006 20243 2260 0001 6 FELE DELGADO &
SYLVIA DELGADO
Lot 6, Le- the South 7 feet, BlXok 1, ENGLEWOOD TERRACE, acrdng to the pla
t e, recorded in plat Bo 3, Page 40, P ub lic Records of Hdry County, Florida
Le and except Gas, Od and M-al r ghts nt oned by pIo o

All o. Hpropery ngX Ue Courty Helry S GteAof Fda

such c d will be sld to the hNghe- bidder at the c k's I= e 2nd Floor
Admnsraon Wing, LaBelle, Flda at 1100 AM, on the Fifth Thursda
Datedthls 1, ay of March, 2009.


Hendry -unty, Forid
315202 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/N


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HOUSING AUTHORINTW OF THE CITY OF BELLE GLADE

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Address
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Copie of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be puRased at b o I
Ioated at 2718 South Combee Road Lakeland Florida 33803 t]eUs hor

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315810 CGS 4/2109


NOTICE OF APPLATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE EREBYGVENTHAT NTIV Colder of the following fi
has filed sd cernlite for a tax deed to be isled tbereon The certfcate number
r 0ssnce, decrlpt/on of property and h,. Iame h ... Id at
CERT NAME IN
N YEAR DESCRIPTION W-HICH ASSESSED
2128 20)6 3 -01-43-34-01C-0376-O090 SAGAMORE PLACE, LLC
Lots 15 & 16, Bk 376, Of the GENERAL pAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA As
t GE57W, ..eSNRe IIeds T HeId.T ,ounty, el or
Head -ctE a 0El TnEd OWS W ghts It n eNb e NA, eFE

All of i property ben in the County ofI Hendry, State of Florida

AdmlntaU'on Wing LaBelle, Florida at 11:00 A.M., ItIe FIa Thursda
in the month of i whh is the 30th day of rl, 200
Dated lS a day of Mah, 2009.

315227 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/09


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NOTICE OF APLI CATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTE IS HEREBY GIVEN TAT IENOT IV, LLC holder of the following erfte
bas filed said cerfatoe for a lax deed to be isued toereo Te ceOFficate numbeF
ear of Issnce, dcpon of Aoperty and tIe name in whh was assd a
as swllows,


NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2093 2006 3 014334010 015001 0 P & Y DEVELOPMENT LLC



Le and except Gas, Odl ad M l rights t ned by prior owner
Sublet to existng e ments and right of ways of record
All of ad properly being in theCounty of Hendry, Stae of Florida
Unless sui cerfite shall be redeemed acrd tolaw te pr rty derbed 11
such cer`fiate will be sld to the highest b-1der at the Clek's = d 2d FlzA r
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., A, the FIft TOursda
inthe monthof Aprl whc the 30th dayof Aprl, 2009.
Dated th is 11 day of Marh, 2009


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Floda Statutes
NOCE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LC holder Of the fllowg cetfcue,
has filed said cert R a M e to e issd ern. e rtfi numbe
year of ibuanr desrBIPo of pDoperty and the name in which it was a ,d ae
as follows'



JC UACNTA CA LLO
ot 6 n Blk 8 of WOODLAND SUEBD SION acdng to the plat ree f a
ded in Pat Bo 4, aes Pubic I e ords I, Hendr Count, FLoerida
Less and eept Gas, Oi and Mnel rights not owned by pr owner


ubse lst to estng nts and nght of ways of r0 rd
All of .aid property bewrg in the County of Hendry, State of FlonIda
Unless h ficatehaptllered97med ord law the rty
such certifia wl be s beold to the highest dder at the cle's e 2nd Flo ,






Adcmnsraton Wing, a lle, Fl c Oda, at 1100 M., on the Fifth Thudiai
n te mrnth of April, which IS the 30th day of April, 2009.
Dated this 21th day of Marh, 2009 .
Barbar S Butler
e of Circuit Cou









315388 CGS 4/12,9,16,320/09 e
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
ChapOter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, L holder of the follng cerate,
has fled sad cerfiate fo a ta dei to be issd thee n te rtfla num
Yar u n 5th, deARtl of proupy2 and th or, h ..... .d
us f 1lCows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
6 4 e1043 29702- A01 antd c Staetes Ban,
% Porter, Wright, Mos ur
lots 5, BlC 2044 PRT LABELLE UNIT 2 aordng to the of o rded
in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry county, FHonda
Less and eept Gas, Oi and Mnerl rghts not owned by pFor owner
bec to stng nts and n oF ways of rerd
All of ad proper being in the Conty of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless sh cerfi ateshall beredeedaordg to law the roe delbedn
such cer==ficate w1 be sid to the highest bdder at the ClerkI's O ie 2nd F=o1r
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Flieda, at 11: e M. on F le Fidth Thursday
Dated is th dayof Marh, 2009
CBarbaC S Butler
Ergk of Circuit Court
Hendr1i County, Fnda
315381 CIS 4/2,9,16,1/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTIERNESV, LLC holder oi f the llowng
certfte, has filed id cert te Or a taxo ded to be issued thereon The
certflate number, year of issuance, descnpt-on of property and the name in
which tl was a 34sed are as follows'
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
801 2006 1-2-43-32-AC00-001-0000 PAHOKEE ENCRONMEN-
CENTER, INC
The East one-half of the NorthA one-quarter of there Southeast one-quater
of the Northwest one quarter of Secion 29, Township 43 South, Range 32
East, Hefdry County, Florida W
Less and e.ept Gas, Oil and Mineral rlght not owned by pnor owner
Subject to existing easments and right of ways of record,
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be deemed according to law, the property d!
scrbed in such ce.. fiate will be sold to the hilghe bidder at the Clerk's Of-
fice, 2nd Floor, Administraton Wing, La Belle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.,
on the Third Iaursday in the month of Aprl, which is the 16th day of
April, 2009,
Dated this 25th day of Februaryr, 2009.
Barbara S. Buter
ClerkC of Circuit Cou
Hendry County, Florida
313575 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNESV, LLC holder of the allowing
certfi t, has filed -d cert ate for a tax deed to be issued theeon, The
certafcte number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in
which It was as sed are as follows
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
743 2006 1-35 43 31-010 000J 0020 RENE ALEJANDRO MARTINEZGUER

The Northwes on-quaer of the Nort-east one-quarter of the Norheast one-
quarter of the Southeast one quarter of Seclon 35, Township 43 South, Range
31 East, Hend= County, Florida. Also known as Lot 2, Block J, Pioneer Planta
tion, an unrecrded subdivision
Less and except Gas, Ou and Mineral rights not owned by pnor owner,
Subject to existing eaements and right of ways of record
All of said property being U the County of Hendr, State of Florida
Unless such certficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scnbed in such cerifiate will be sld to the highest bidder at the Clerk's of-
rice, 21d Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.
on the Third Thursday in the month of April, which is the 16th day oI
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Flonda
313590 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Satutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PFINOT IV, LLC holder of the Rwig certified,
has filed sa crtfiate Cor a tax deed to be issued thereon The ertfiate number
year of ssuae, npn of prfp-rand the raR in which it was aseed are


NO YFAR BF-RI ON WHICH AGFG rD
14% 2063 13- 32 Y01-0000 MRS CHARLES S BY
The N e-hal eof the theast one-uarte of the N one-uarer of the
Southeast oequa of the SoUthwest oe-qrer of ectIon 36, Tn









8r3do IBIttCM8C a eltt,
South, Range 32 st, Hd Count, Fld, SUBJECT to an segment for an ac
es oad of e East 30 feet teoD known as ot no 4053 In MON1
RANCH ESTATES
LeS and exept Gas, Oii and Mlneal rights not owed by pnor ower
Suh]e to eLsUng .men_ and rght of ways of red
All of d poverty being the County of Hdr, State of Fonda
Unles such certifite all be redeemed acrdilng to law1 the pr desnbed in
suo ertlficate wll be sold to the highest bidder at the clerks F. d la ,
Admlnlstatlon Wlg, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the FIjN Tnursday
3Dated tis oth day of Mach, 2009.
BarbaraS Butler
Clerk of C UCt Court
Hend Count, Forda
315380 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNES V, LLC holder of the allowing
ertfir te, has filed d etfiat for a tax deed to be Iued the n The
ertlfiate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in
which it was aessed are as follows'
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
687 2006 1-33-43-31-AO-0039-0000 ]OSE A HERNANDEZ
The Southwest one quarter of the Northwet one-quarter of the Southwest
one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South,
Range 31, East, Hendry C.ounty, Florida SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
Sroad of the East 30 feet thereof Al known as Lot 163, PIONEER PLAN
TA0ION, an unreorded subdisCon
Less and except Gas, Ol anbd Mneral rght not owned by prCor owner
Sub ect to existing eaements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendty, State of Florida
Unless such cert"flcate shall be redeemed acodrdlng to law, the property de
scribed in such certfiate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
fee, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:oo AM.,
on the Third lursda in the month of Aril, which 15 the 16th day of
Apr, 2009.
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
BarbaraS Butler
Clerk of Clrcult Court
Hendry County, Florida
313571 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Sataetes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT IV, LLC holder of the fllw cerca,
has filed sd etficte fr a ax deed e ise thereon The eficate numlr
yer of isuace, dsnpn of proper, and the e in which it was a.esed are
as follow,

No YAR DESRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1590 2006 1-31]4 33-AO -0012 -E00 MANUEL LOPE &

ITe South oe-half of the Southest onequarter of the Nortwt one-quarter of the
Noeast one-auarier of the Notest one-uarter of _n 31, TowShlp
3, Range 33 East, Hedry County, F-Ida, SUBJECT to an segmentt `r an ac-
ces ad oer the Est 30 fNet the.of A knwn as Lot 6.91, Mond.. Ranch Es
tats, an unreorded subdvslon


All of said aowly belng in the Cou nty of Hendr, Sa of Florida
Unles such ertfiate hall _h redeemed a rding to law the pr desnbed in
suo ertlficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Cer's O 2 d r ,
Admlnistlo Wi"g, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on he Fith Tnursday
n the month of April, whleh iS the 30th day of April, 2009.

BarbaraS Butler
Clerk of C,.rcut Court
Hend Coun.*, onrda
315399 CGS 4/2,9,16,23/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SAUTERNES v LLC holder of the following
ertifiate, has filed said rtfiate fr a tax deed to be .sued theren The
ertficate number, year of issuance, descrLpton of property and the name in
which it was passed are as follows.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chaper 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOCE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT INOT IV, LLC holder of the folowing rfite,
le, fild 828d 3 8 f03 A OaR deed Ie I82u3ed thereo The =3tC Cr8
yearo issuance, npon of pro and the name in which t was as are
as Yellows'
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED


1896 200 123 -43 00 00 042 Be Wagon e & IE E
....Cr .. x ...... 30 r &wa8rey ,s CCCrsees c of
the Estate of tto CgC 0er
t 7 f KEEANTA ANTAON OM197.512N first plat in Hendry County, Flda,
dng to the lat therf, worded in Plat Bk 2, age 57, Pubc ecds of
Hedry County Fronda, and i n ng inr fctional eion 23, Tonshilp 43
South, Range 34 Eas, Hendr ouny, onda
ad esptGas manndMa right otown pnor -Hner,

All of d opry be in the County of Hend State of Florida
Unle ch rtfite shall be redeemedacdlng to law, thep rt descnbed
sGdh ertfiate will be Gld to the highest bidder at the Clerk's O e 2nd Flor,
Admlnl n Wing, LaBelle Flori at 11:00 A` M,, on the F Tus
in the month of April, whrh is the 30th day of April, 209t
Dated this C 8 0h day of Ma rph, 2009
BarbaraS BSur
Elerk of ErcuCt Court
315395 CGS 4/2,9,16,2309 d

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statubes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT I1I, LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certficate for a tax deed to be iBued thereon The
rificate numbe ar o iuance, dcripton, of property and the name in
which it C assess d are as follows
CENT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
48 2006 127-43-29-010-0002-0090 BEN WESLEY NIEDECKEN,

The East one half of the West one half of the Southwest one-quarter of the
Southeast one quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 29 East
Hendnl County, Florida; LESS the North 30 feet thereof, previously Re
for perpetual road nght of way
LeA and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior oner
Subject to exsing easements and right of ways of record
All of said properabeing ina the C.ounty of Hendy, State of Florida
Unless such certified shall be redemed a=rdng to law, the property de-
srlbed in such crtfdcate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
fiO 2nrd Flr, Administration Wing, LBelle, Florida, at 11:o00A.M.
on e Th rd Thursday in the month o April, which is the 163h day o
April, 2009.
Dated thlS 25th day of Febrar, 2009 .

Clerk of CcuFit Court
HendCy County, Florida
313558 CGS 3/19,26;4/2,9/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GEN THAT SAUTERNES V LLC holder of the following
ertificate, has filed said certficate for a tax deed to be isued thereon The
certhficate number, year of isuance, desrlpIon of property and the name in
which it was assessed are as Follows.
CER NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1042 2006 1-2244-32-010-0009-0070 JULIA GONALEZ
Let 7, Block 9, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, accordIg
to the plat theeof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37, of the Publc Records of
Henry County, Florida
Less and exept Gas, Oal and Mieral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing segments and right of ways of record
All of said prope" beg in the County of Hendr, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
sribed in such ertficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
fide, l dministraton Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.,
on the "third Tursday in the month of April, which is the 16th day of
Dated ths 25th day of February, 2009
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of CIrcuIt Court
Henry County, Florida
313572 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of the following
erthficate, has filed said cerifcate for a tax deed to be isued thereon The
ceficate number, year of isuance, desriptlon of property and the name in
whih it wa wsesd a_ as Nws


CET NAME IN CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3 YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
891 2006 1-14-4-32-A00-0017-0000 GONZALE- INVESENTS, 803 2006 1-29-43-3200-8g-0100 MARY MAMNE WILLIAMS
LLC & DAVID LEE NIEHAUS


The North one-half of the Southeast one quarter of the Southeast one quarter
f the Northea one-quar of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14,
1Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Forda SUBJECT to an
cement for an aess road of the East 30 feet thereof Al known as Lot
3598, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded su bdlVlson,
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mneral rights not wned by pWor owner
SubJect to existing laments and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed ac Irdlng to law, the property de
scribed in such certfiate will be sld to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
fil, 2id Floor, Administraton Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M,
In the Tird hursdaCy Cn the month of April, which IS the 16th day of
April, 2009
Dated this 2th day of February, 2009
Barbara s, Buter
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Floida
313579 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09


The North one-half of the Southest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quar-
ter of the Southwest one quarr of Secon 29, Townshp 43 South, Range 32
East Hendry County, Florida LESS road dedlton of 25 feet on the West side

LeV and except Gas, Ol and Mineral righ not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record,
All of said promty bing in the County of Hendr State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redmed according to law, the pperty de-
_rbed in such certficate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
fise, 2nd Flor, edmnistrateon Wing, LaBelle, florda, at 11:00 A.M,
on the ird Thursday in the month of Apri, which Is the 16th day ol
Apel, 2009.
ated this 25th day of February, 2009
Barbara Si Buter
HClerk of CIFCuit Cu
Hend3 County, Florida
313559 CGS 3/19,26,4/2,9/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florda Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC holder of the fOl-C
certificate, has filed d certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon, Th,
certficate numbe year of iuane denptlon of property and the name
which it was assessed are as follos
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRPTON WHICH ASSESSED
1171 2006 1 22 40132 010 0083 0100 TODD AMES, LLC

to the plat tFere ,,erded in Plat Book 3, Page 37 through 39, Publi

LeA and ecept Gas, Oil and Mneral rgh not owned by pnor owner
Sube to existing easements and right of way of record
All of d property being in the County of Hendr, State of Florida

Unle such crtfite shall be redeemed aOrding to law, the property de
sribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of
fie, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.
on the ird Thursday in the month of April, which is the 16th day o
April, 2009.
Dated this 25h dayn of Fetbrar, 200s
Barbara S Butler
Clerk of CIrul CoIu
Hendey County, Floenda
313566 CGS 3/19,26;4/2,9/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Floida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PINOT V, LLC holder of the fllowIng ceOaRfi
as field sad for a Y x deed to e issued there The cecate numorr
ear of rssuance, decrlptlon of property and the........ heC C ........ cCae d ar

CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTON WHICH ASSESSED
1293 2006 126-44C32A 02600 CO JOSE E DEL CASLL
Tre South orehalof th e Norhw-st on arter of the Suthwst quarter of hi,

es r;ad of the est 30 feet teref A e o as Lot 1002, MONTURA hrCdi
ESTATES, an unrecorded su-duslon
Le and except Gas, O and Mera rights not owned by prorowner
Sub l t to exlsing emen and right of dways of record


Unless su cer shall be red ed acrd to law, the property de ed













C u re8 C R C 8 ER O 0 E F all Cw C D
such cerficate wll e te highest bdder at the Cles Of e 2d Fl
Administration Wiig, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., the Fifth Thursdal
in the mth of Aprl, ch s the th day of rndl, 3a2 o9 r
Dated th isth day of Mah, 2009.













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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT EI, LLC holder of the fllowmC
certioficate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The
certificate numbe year of iuane, decrptoon of pperty and the name
which it was assessed are as follo
CERT. NAME IN
No YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1041 2006 1-22-44-32-010-0009-0030 JORGE LUIS RPXES &
FLORENTINA G, REYES
Lot 3, in Blk 9, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES FIRST SUBDIVISION, accrd
rg to the plat thereof corded in Plat 3, Pag 37, 38 & 39, of the Purblr
Records of Hendly C county, Florida
Les and expt Gas, Oi and Mineral right not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of sad property being in He Couny of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such ertficate shall be redeemed according to law, the propertyde
nrbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's OF
fis, 2nd Fllr, Administration Wing, La Belle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.
on the ll i ursday in the month of April, which IS the 16th day o
April, 2009.
Dated this 25lh day of February, 2009.
Brbad Butluer
Clerk of CI2uIt Cou
Handr County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT Di, LLC holder of the followlm
certificate number year of issuane, decrpon of prperty and the name 11
which it was assessed are as folos
CERT. NAME IN
No YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
881 2006 1-13-44-32-A00-0242-0000 ANA PE-
The South one-half of the Northwes oneuaer of the Southeast one-qua
of the Northwest one-qua-er of the Southeast one-quare of Secon 13
Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendi County, Florida, subject to ao
easement for an acess road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lo
No 5518 In Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdision
Lets and except Gas, Orl and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of recrd
All of sad property being in the County of Hendrl, State of Florida
Unless such ertlfiate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
crel in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at t=e Clerk's Of
flee, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:01 A.M
on the "nIIrd "nursday in the month of April, which is the 16th day o
Aprl, 2009
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
Barbaras Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendr CoUndt, Florida
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April 2, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 17


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

Chapter 197.512 Flodda Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT I, LLC holder of the following
ertfite has filed ad cerate for a tax deed to be issued theeon The
ertte number year o issuance, despton o property and te name in
which it was assed are as follows
:ERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
302 2006 1 2943-32A OO0042 0000 PAHOKEE ENVRONMENTAL
CENTER, INC

he East onhalf of the Northwest one quarter of the Southeast one quarter
of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 29 TonshLip 43 South Range 32
St of the Pubic Rerds of Hendry County, Florda Le road dedcaton of
5 feet on the North sder t of the o aac

he est one-half of te Northeast one00uarter of the Southeast onequarter
of the Northwest one quarter of Secuon 29, Townshop 43 South, Range 32
East of the Pubic Reords of Hendry County, Florida s road dedication of
i5 feet on the North side of tract

he East one-hlf of the Southwest one-quarter of the Sotheast one-quarter
f t Northwest one-quarteo of on 29, ownsh 43 South, Range 32
ast of the Pubic R ds of Hendry Cou nt, Flonda Less rad ded on of
5 feet on te Soth side of the t pAct




Subt to existing cement and right of ways of rerd
Al of said property being in the County of Hendry State of Florida
Jnls such rtlificate shall be Adeemed according to larw, the property de
cbed in sucRh certfiote will be ld to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
ice d Flooroe Administration Wing LBelle, Florida, at :0 A.M
n the rd Thuday i the month o pr, which s the 16tt day o
%prl, 2009.
ated this 25th day of February, 2009.
Barbara s Butler
Clerk of Clruit Court
henry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
OTCE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOT III, LLC holder of the following
ertficate, has fied id ceficate for a tax deed to be issued thereon, The
ertliate number, year of issuance, desrnpton of property and the name in
hich was asked a t re as follows
:ERT, NAME IN
N YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
e98 2006 1-29-43-32-A00-0023-0000 PAHOKEE ENVIRONMENTAL
CENTER, INC

The East onehalf of the Northest one quarter of the Northeast one-quarter
f the Northwest onequarter of the Section 29 Township 43 South Range 32
ast of the Publc Records of henry County Floda Less road dedton of
he 25'on the North side of the tract
rThe West one half of the Northeast one quarter of the Northeast oneuarter
f the Northwest one-quarter of Section 29, TrtnshLp 43 South, Range 32
ast of the Pubic Records of Hend County, Florida s ad dedication of
i5' on th North side of the tract,
pa1 l 3
The west one-half of there Southeast one-quarter Northeast one-quarter of the
rthwest oned quarter of Seon 29, Township 43 South, Ranged 32 East of
the Pubhi Records of Hendry County Florida,
the East onhalf of the Southwestr one-quater of the Northst one-quarter
If the Northwest one quarter of Secon 29, Tonshlp 43 South, Range 32
East of the Public Records of Hendry County Florida Ls had dedicalon of
5' on the South side of the tract
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by pnor owner
Subaet to existing easments and right of ways of ecord
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Jniss such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
;cnbed in such certifiate will be sld to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
rice, 2d Floor, Ad-mlnl on Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11100 A.M.,
on the Third Thursday in the month of April, which is the 16th day of
Apl, 2009.
Dated this 25th day of Fabruary, 2009
Barbara sI Buter
Clerk of Circuit Court



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NO-CE IS HEREBy GIVEN THAT SAUTIERNESV, LLC holder of the following
dertilite, has filed .id certfate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The
ertficate number, year of issuance, descnption of property and the name in
which it was assed are as follows'
:ERT, NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
700 2006 1-33-43-31-A00-0234-0000 ]OHANNE H CYR MATTHEW D
% JORDYN TAYLOR PROPERTY,

The Northwest one quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwst
-ne quarter of the Southeast one quarter Secon 33, Townshl p 43 South
Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida LESS the South 20 00 deet thereof
SUBJECT to an easement for an atss road of the East 30 00 feet t1eef
Also known as Lot 154, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecrded subdvision
Less and exept Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Sublet to existing easments and right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Jnl-s such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
;Cnbed in such cert"fiate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
ice, 2Md Floor, Adminisation Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 1110. A".,
,n the Iid Thurslay in the month of April, which is the 16h day of
UpRl, 2009.
Dated this 251h day of February, 209
Barbara S Buter
Clerk of Circuit Court

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ANTONIO & COLETTE MARTINEZ holder
of the following roficate, has filed said etficte for a tax deed to be is-
d there o Th ofite nrirtuer, 01ar ed on of Ptre
erty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows,
CERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1368 2001 1-14-44-32-A00-0211-0100 STELL KEVENIDES EST
MONETURA LAND AND CATTLE INC

The Norh nehal of the Norwestonequarterof the Southeast onequarter
f the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14,

2837, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrerded subdivision,
Less ad except Gas, O and Mnel rgh not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easments and right of ways of ecord.
All of said property being in the County of hendry State of Florida
Unless such certicate shall be redeemed acrdng to law, the property de
scribed in such ertfit will be oild to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
flt, 2nd Floor, Administratilon Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 1100 A&M.,
on the Tirrd Thursdary in the months of April, which the 16th day of
April, 2009
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
Barbara S., Butler
Clerk of Circit Court
HendrCGy 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
ertfite, has filed id ert ficalte for a tax deed to be itued theron The
rfi number, year o issuance, description of property and the name in
Ahich it r ege,,d gre a Oollow o
:ERT NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
588 2006 1 3313 31 A0OO0042 0000 JOSE A HERNANDEZ
The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest
ne quarter of the Northeast onequarr of SlOetn 33, Township 43 South,
Range 31 East, Hendry Coun, Florida, SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
Sroad of the East 30 feet eof Alo known as Lot 162, PIONEER PLAN-
TAlON, an unrerded subdison
Less and except Gas, OI ad Mlneal rights not owned by prior owne
Subject to existing laments and e right of ways of record
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed acrdng to law, the property de-
scribed In such ertlficte will be Pold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Of-
fice, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.,
on the Third Thursday in the month of April which iS the 16th day of
April, 2009
Dated this 25th day of February, 2009
Barbaras Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Henry County, Florida
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PUBLIC WORKSHOPS FOR
COMPREHENSIVE PATHWAY PLAN FOR HENRY COUNTY
FDOT Project #423354-1-18-01
Hendry County has scheduled publh information workshops regarding a Com-
pehensie Pathway Plan A study is currency berng conducted by Hendry
County to dete ine lotions of pped new pathways in Hendry
County
The publc information meetings will be held as follows
Harlem Community Meeting, Aprl 9thl, 2009 at 6 00 p m at Hardem CIVIC
Center Iodated at 2000 7th Street, Clewston, FL 334400
Pioneer Community eeti, April 13th 2009 at 7,00 p.m.0 at Pioneer Cor
munRty Center located at 910Panama A, Clewston, FL 33440
Port LaBelle Communt Meeting, April 16th at 7 00 p m at Grace Bapbst
Church, d atd 4200 NE Euclyptus Blvd, LaBelle FL 33935
Felda Area ommunty Meeting Aprl 20th at 7'00 p m at Felda Commu-
nlt Center, located at 100 CR 830o, Felda, FL 339300
Montura & Flaghole Community Meeting, Aprl 22, at 7 00 p noted
at Central County Water Control D 1 -1c, Ioated at 475 S. Cabbage Palm
Street, Clewiston FL 33440
Cewston and Hookers Point Communty Meeing, Aprl 291h @ 6 00
pm at the John Boy Auditorium,- Bearsley Room located at 1200 S W C Ow
ens Blvdd Cle.ston FL 33440
LaBe Ae Communrity Meeng, Aprl 30th at 7 00 p m at the LaBee
Cc Center, loted at 481 W Hickpoochee Ave, LaBelle, FLt 33935
School Officials May 18 2009 at 10.00 a.mr Hendry Clounty School Board
Room, oted at 25 E H ickpo Ohee Ae LaBee, FL 33935
The wort All poide inerstd with the oppid Wr adr q
tons and pre their ve concern trhe location and potential environ-
menta impacts aociated with the pan The workshop will be on the
org ehda r o f t toht otrfo e uy H etrgo ,r board, A ria phCot togra
and other proecrelated infoaton wll be on display County staff will be
available to answer questions and dLu the project Please note that this
is not a oopubic hearing A formal pubic heanng wll be held later in the
study process, in keeping with state and federal requrenlents
Prooct documents ae available for pubic rew unti May 18, 2009 at the
Barron Libary, 461 N Main Street, LaBee, Foda 33935 and at the City o
Clewlston Publc LTbrary located at 120 West Oscola Avenue, ClewistOn,
Florida 33440 ProBect documents are also available for reve Monday-Fn-
day from 8 O a m to p m at the Hendry County Engineer's Office o-
ted at 99 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935
If you have any questions regarding the Comprehensi Pathway Plan project,
you may oorntact Mr Shane Parker, P E County Engineer at (864) 675-5222
or by emal at sparked @hendryfla net Persons with disabiities who may
need special accommodations at the workshop, in accordance with the
Americans with Dsbalites Act of 1990, should contact BonnE e hanshaw at
(863) 675 5222
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REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS
FELDA MSBU STORMWATER MASER PLAN
RFQ NUMBER: 200-9
OPENING DASE AND TIME: APRIL 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.










A oy of e Instructions and RFQ o ents n be from the Hendr
County Engrtneng Department Iated at 99 E Cowbey Way, La Bele, Florida(for
pLck up), Post Office BO t 1670, LaBelle, FL 33975 ( aling address) or by alBnc
(863) 675-5222.
Ts lctlE do not commit Hendr County to award any tcts, to pay an
costs i- ue in the peparaon of a espon to this Id, or h enract for any sr


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REQUEST FOR BIDS
PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES FOR
HENDRY COUNTY JMaL INMATES
BID NUMBER: 2009-17
OPENING DATE AND TIME: APRIL 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Sealed Bids wll be ce d by the Board of County Commissioners of Hend
County, Floida, for "Pharmaceutical So ices for Hendry County al
Inmates" In order to be considered Bids muso t rec d by the Board ol
County Comm=ss-ones at the CjE, Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendr,
CounCourthouse Complexr 25 E Hckpoc hee Avenueo LaBelle Florida b
April 15, 2009 at 2 O00 p m, at which time all response to this request o l
ibe reorded in the prene of one or ore o witneh-
A eopy of the Instctons and Bid Document rr an be obtained from the Hend-
ry County Purchasingr Departiment, located at 165 S Lee Strt, LaBellea
Florida (for pick up) Post Office Box 2340 LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing ad
dress or bycaling 863) 675-5220 or (86 983-1585
This Mlicltatlon does not commit Hendr/ County to award any ontrats, tc
pay any costs i In the preparaton of a response to this Bid, or tc
contract for any serIes The County reseres the right to rejec any or all
sub 1ittals revived as a result of this solctaton, or to cancel in part or il
its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best in- of the County to do Go,
Hendry County is an Equal Opportrunot Employer and Drug/Smoke Free
Place


IN THE CIRCUdT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNtY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER: 2009-016-CP
DIVISION: PROBATE
IN RE ESTATE OF
BERYLE BOWLING

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRAON
The administration of the estate of Be
yle Bowling, decead, Fle Num-
ber 2009-016-C is in the Circuit
Court for Hendry County, Florida,
Prbae Division, the addre of
which is 25 E HIckpochee Avenue,
PO BOX 1760, LaBelle, FL
33975 1760 The names and pe
sonal representative and the per-
sonal reprentate's att orney are
set north below
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
FIFIED THAT
All petns on whom this notice is
seed who have obMelo'ns that
challenge the Valdlty of the will, the
rqualifications of the penal repro e
sentaor ve nue, or urisdiction of
this Court are required to fie their
obeons wi, this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM
All credito- of the deedent and other
persons having claims or demands
a copy of ths noce ,s sed wrthi
three months after the date of the
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRIY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditos of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the deedent's estate must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT So FLED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
No s March 26th, 2009
PerAonal Reprentatve,
Attorney for Personal Representatve
Mark J, Neowikl, Esqulre
Flonda Bar No 358861
480 Maplewood Drive
Suote 2
,uplte Florida 33458
561 746-9200
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anet B Taylor, Chair
Board of County Comm ssoners
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
INAND FOR HENDRYCOUNTY,
FLORIDA
Ca9 No.: 2008-0450-CP

IN RE' THE ESTATE OF
Jeboam Sam Fin

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The admlnlstraton of the estate of
Jeboamr Sam Frank, decsed,
who date of death as Octber 24,
2006, IS pending i the C-irut Cout
for Hend County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
Office Box 1760, La Belle, FL 33975
The names and address of the per
nal representave and the penal
rersentaive's aorney are set for
belo


to be -red must file their clams wit,
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
All thr creditor of the decent and
other persons hing caims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their caims with this court WITH
IN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN 00HE
TME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF
TER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date offirs pu blcaion ofths no
tR. is March 26,2009.
Pe-onal Repreentate
HC 61 Box 55
C ewlston, FL 33440
Ralph Elver
Florida Bar Number 215848
Pa- Law Firm
Attorney for Persnal Representatve
PO Dawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone(863 675-5800
Fax No (863)675-4998
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. O8-01-CA
INDYMAC BANK, SB.
pMlintiff
VS
FRANCISCO FRANCO, CARDINA
FRANCO UNKNOWN TENANT () IN
POSSE&SION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY, RAINTREE VILLAGE UNIT NINE
PROPERTY OWNER'S ASSOCIATED,
INC ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TERATION SYSTEMS, AS NOMINEE
FOR NDYMAC BANK, PSB,
Defendant


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIEN pursuant
o an Order Rehedul ng Fclosu
Sale dated Marh 23, 2009, and en
red in se No 08-01-CA of the
Circuit Cour of the 2Dth Judicial Cir-
cuit in ad or HENDRY Cont, Flo



a, Aa ENa C oN S R
da, INDYMAC BANK, SB is Plantff
and FRANCISCO FRANCO; CARDINA
FRANCO and MORTGAGE ELECTRON-
IC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, AS
NOMINEE FOR INDYMAC BANK, FSB,
are defendants wll to the high
est and best bidder for caS, on the
2ND FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRO OF
OFFICE OF CLE OF COURTS, AD-
MINSTRATION BLDG, HENRY CO
COURTHOUSE, AT 25 ST HICK
POCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY
COUNTY, FL 33975, at 11 00o a ,
on ths 22nd day of Apnl, 2009, the
following described property as et
forthin said Final dgment, to
LOT 1, BLOCK 2315, PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 9, A SUBDIVISION
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
HEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 144, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A prn calming an intent in the
surplus fom the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the lS pendens buot file a clamon
w Nthi 60 days after the ale,



By // D Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
Ths notice is prided puuant to
Admlnlstratve Order No, 2,065.
In acordan with the Amerans
wnh DalbTltes Ad, if you a a per
son with a dsablhty who needs a
accommodatIon in order to partncDpate
in this p odng you are entitled, at
no cost ch to you, Uo p.sons of ceain
asstandce. Pleae contact the Cout
Admnstratdr at 25 EaNt H ack rhee,
aBelle, FL 33935, Phone No
(941) 33S-2299 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice or plead-
ing, if you are ang impaired, cad 1
S80995 770P(V)(Va Florida Relay
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THE ANNUAL REPORT OF KELLY
FOUNDAION, INC for the aedar
yar ended cem~r, 31, 200 is
avalable at its offie located at ATI E
Sugarland HIghay lewston Flonda,












S.,thin sO daysh o
(PhBe No, 863-93-8177)
Pincl Man er f the Findaton is
315712BN 4/2/g 9


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY INSURANCE
ADVISORY BOARD
Notice ms hereby g;ven that the
Board wl hold a metlng Monday,
April 13, 2009 at 400 prm., at the
Hendry County Courthou_ Squae,
Room #A-118, 165 South Lee
Street, LaBelle, Florida,
If a pe`n decides to appil a
dec-slon made by the B[ard wXth
respect to ay matter dlscussed at
such metlng, he/she will need a
record of t e proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may
need to ensure that a verbatim
hy rnd V lPde s t whe the
appeal is to be based
Henry County
Insurance Adary Board
311966 CN/CB 4/2/09


IN THE CIRCUIt COURT OF THE
TIWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
CIVIL ACTION
ASE .NO E2007-1032-CA
SLN TRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,

MARA RAMIREZ, et al,

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE S HEREBY GIVEN puT ant
dated Mar 2009 and r din
CaS No 200 the Circuit
Court of e TENTETH IUdcIl Circuit
in and for HENDRY Coun, Horlda
where SUNTUST MORTGAGE, INC, IS
the Paintiff and MARIA RAMIREZ are
best bidder for cash I N FRONT OF THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT,
BEING THE SECOND FLOOR LLWAY OF
THE HENRY COUN ADMINI TION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND

AM, on e 22nd day of Ap, 2009,
the ,ng derbed prope as set
rtiBn sad l Judgment'

SOUTHWEST ONE-PUTARTER OF
THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST ONE-OUARTER
OF HE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER
OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 44
SOUTH, RANGE o33 EAST, HENRY
CONY, FLORIDA; SUECT To
AN SEMET R AN ACCESS
ROAD OF THE WEST 30 FEET
THEREOF, SUBJECT TO AN EASE-
MENT FOR DRAINAGE CANAL OF
THE SOUTH 30 FEET THEREOF.
ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 6140,
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, UNRE-
CORDED SUBDIVISION.
A/K/A 575 SOUTH SHETAND ST.
CLEANSTON, IL 33440


(CT) dBysoatthe sale aa. wl
WITNESS MY HAND and Pe al o ths
Court on March 232

Clark of the Crcut Court













NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gve Noice of Forelosure
of Ien and intent to sel thes ehcles on
RiL LOOP LABELLED FL 33935, pur1u-

Statutes TSOWING & RECOVERY
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFUN THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL AM-ION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000128
WELLS FARGO BANK, N, SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS
FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC.,


Defendants)


TO ELIZABETH HERNANDEZ
KNOWN ADDRESS
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CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HERE-
IN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
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prope in ENDRY County, Florida
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TATES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
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LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
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TURE
AND APPURTENANCE WTERETO


ten defense within 30 days after the
first publication, any, on Floridea De-
fault Law GroupL PL Plant's ator-
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ke Drive, Suite 300, Tama, Florida
33634 and file the orlglnal wth this
Court either before semie on Pan-
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against you for the rel demanded
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the Court on this 20th day of March,
2009
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with Diabilies Act, persons
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Sugar deal may be downsized


By Pete Gawda
INI Florida
The purchase of U.S. Sugar by South
Florida Water Management District (SF
WMD) for Everglades restoration may not
be as sweet a deal as originally announced.
In response to published speculations that
economic conditions have forced the sale to
be downsized from 180,000 acres to 75,000
acres, Deena Reppen, SFWMD's deputy ex-
ecutive director for governmental and public
affairs, admitted that high level talks are go-
ing on.
Her remarks came during the Friday,
March 27 meeting of the County Coalition for
Responsible Management of Lake Okeecho-
bee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries
and Lake Worth Lagoon. This organization
is made up of county commissioners repre-
senting 10 counties in South Florida. The as-
sembled commissioners also heard a report
on the condition of Lake Okeechobee by Su-
san Gary of SFMWD and a report on the re-
habilitation of Herbert Hoover Dike by Ingrid
Bon of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
(COE). Ms. Reppen told the commissioners
that they would be informed of any deci-
sion made. She also said that any proposed
changes would have to be approved by the
SFWMD Board of Governors. The sale was
to originally consist of all U.S. Sugar's assets
of 180,00 acres for $1.34 billion. Speculation
is that the sale would be reduced to 75,000
acres. Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah
expressed the opinion that if the sale were
reduced to 75,000 acres, there would not be
enough land for water treatment. He said
that amount of land would be needed for
water storage alone.



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Ms. Reppen said the sale is proceeding
toward a closing date of Sept. 25. Of the
180,000 acres under consideration, certain
tracts would be available for local govern-
ment use. Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay
Clewiston and the Florida Inland Navigation
District have requested tracts of land. Hendry
County Commissioner Kevin McCarthy noted
that if the sale were reduced to 75,000 acres,
the lands being considered for local govern-
ment use would not be involved in the sale.
If the originally announced 180,000 acre sale
goes through, all land in sugar production
could be leased back to U.S. Sugar for seven
years. Mr. McCarthy said that in that case the
lands being considered for local government
use are in sugar cane production and would
not be available for seven years.
Ms. Reppen addressed the concern ex
pressed about the economic impact of the
sale on the area. In t'-.. ,'. budget she
said SFWMD has set - million from
projects and salary to fund capital improve-
ments and infrastructure in the local com-
munities affected by the sale. There is also a
potential for other sources of funds to help
the communities involved offset the loss of
income that would be caused by the closing
of U.S. Sugar. The governor's proposed fis-
cal year 2009/10 budget contains $5 million
to help areas impacted by the land acquisi-
tion. The governor's Office of Tourism Trade
and Economic Development has visited the
area to be impacted and is working to pro-
vide economic assistance.
Turning from the acquisition process,
Tom Teets, Everglades policy manager
gave an overview of the process to develop
a plan to use the land once it is acquired.
Pubic meetings were held to get the input
of all interested parties. Next modeling will
be done to look at different configurations
of land possible. In June a draft of possi-
ble configurations will be presented to the
SFWMD Governing Board. The draft will
be refined in July and a final draft of land
configuration and preliminary costs will be
given to the board of governors in August
before the closing in September.
Dr. Susan Gray of SFWMD urged water
conservation noting that rainfall in the 16
county area served by SFWMD is below
average and more dry weather is expected.
She said that Lake Okeechobee has a re-
surgence of submerged vegetation and the
quality of the lake water is improving. She
said water quality is fairly good for this time
of year. However, she said the salinity levels
are increasing in the St. Lucie River. Turn-
ing to dike rehabilitation, Ms. Bon noted
that the lake can fill up six times faster than
water can be let out. The dike was com-
pleted in 1962. In the 1980s COE began to
see problems with it. In the 1990s studies
were done and in 2005 construction was
started on dike rehabilitation. After Hurri-
cane Katrina, further study was done. The
section between Port Mayaca and Belle
Glade is being rehabilitated now by install-
ing cutoff walls in the center of the dike to
prevent seepage. This section is scheduled
Lo be completed by 2013. The Moore Haven
to Belle Glade section is scheduled rehabili-
tation next.
Commissioner Judah expressed his
thanks that SFMWD and COE were working
together to try to restore the pulse releases
to the Caloosahatchee River in response to
higher salinity level. Commissioner Russell
Echols of Glades County thanked SFWMD
for their help with the Moore Haven and
Pierce Canal projects.


April 2, 2009




Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Violence
Continued From Page 1

uncaring, violent people who don't have
any sense of right or wrong about them," he
said. "It is only by the grace of God that no
innocent child was hurt."
Despite attempts by the community to
band together and tackle the issue of gang
violence in Clewiston -- including a march
against violence just two weeks ago -- there
are few signs that the individuals are getting
the message.
While toddlers and their parents and oth-
er residents played soccer and basketball, a
spat between rival gang members erupted



Briefs
Continued From Page 1

Gospel Celebration Singers
to perform tomorrow
in Clewiston
Gospel Sing by the Celebration Singers
with old southern gospel music at the Swin-
dle Farms Red Barn, April 3 at 7pm.
Located in the middle of Clewiston and
Moore Haven on Hwy. 27, 7 and a half miles
West of Clewiston.

10th Annual Sugar
Festival Bass
Tournament
The 10th Annual Sugar Festival Bass Tour-
nament 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.

Sugar Recipe Contest is
now accepting recipes
from hopefuls
Calling all cooks!
Recipes are now being received for the
2009 Sweet Taste of Sugar contest to be held
at the Sugar Festival on Saturday, April 25.
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 prizes, and no limit on the number
of entries! Recipe forms available by request
at Sweettaste@embarqmail.com, or can
be picked up at the Clewiston Library, the
Chamber of Commerce, or by downloading
from the Events and Festivals listing at www.
Clewiston.org. Call 863 983 5269 for more
information.


BBQ benefit


during this latest incident. They yelled ob-
scenities at each other, and then started hurl-
ing rocks at one another.
That's when the incident took a turn for
the worse and guns came into play.
According to witnesses, several sus-
pects inside of a gold or tan in color Cadil-
lac opened fire on the crowd. Police say the
shooting was not random, and stemmed
from an earlier confrontation between girls
in the rival factions.
There may have been as many as 20 shots
fired, with several weapons being used dur-
ing the drive-by.
In the short aftermath of the shooting,
Hendry County Sheriff's Officials, including
Sheriff Steve Whidden himself, responded to


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 donation and a 16 ounce side
order of Swamp Cabbage for $1.50. Proceeds
will be used to pay Tom's bills.
The benefit will be held on Saturday,
March 28 starting at 12 p.m.
For further information you may contact
the VFW Post 4185, 501 S. Francisco St. in
Clewiston at 863-983-9748.

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

Ladies VFW Dinners
The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW 4185 has
Wednesday Night Dinners to eat in or take
out, open to the public.
The menu is different each week and din-
ners are available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for
a $7 donation.
You can call the Post at 863-983-9748 to
get the menu and to place your order.
The Post is located at 501 S. Francisco St.,
Clewiston.

Volunteer's needed for

recovery efforts
CREW is still helping Hendry and Glades
county residents recover from Hurricane
Wilma, Tropical Storm Ernesto and Tropical
Storm Faye.
We need skill volunteers to do home re-
pairs. Material donations are also needed.
Call Renee at 863-983-2390 to volunteer.


Clewiston to offer an extra hand.
"He was with me wrestling with these
people," said a grateful chief.
But the Twin Lakes/Fairground gangs
have gone too far, officials are saying.
The chief is "frankly embarrassed" at hav-
ing to report another shooting, but pins his
hope on an aggressive campaign to pursue
of all those involved.
"We are digging the books for every re-
source available," said Chief Gutshall, who
explained that the charge of street gang ac-
tivity is an enhanced penalties item to add
more teeth to the arrest that was made.
"Somehow, we are going to take this town
back."
The three victims were transported in


ambulance to Palms West Hospital in West
Palm Beach and by helicopter to Lee Memo-
rial Hospital in Ft. Myers. They are expected
to recover from their injuries.
Police are now looking for German Gon-
zales, 18, Roberto Franco, 21, and Fabian
Gonzales, 18, for questioning.
In the meantime, the chief hopes that
residents will tire of the violence and call
to report any information they have on the
case.
"The community must make up its mind
that it is not afraid of these little punks,"
Chief Gutshall said. "They can't dictate how
life is gonna be for us."
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


Other than looking for adventures like
- Jum p skydiving, Alex also participate in wheel-
Continued From Page 1 chair basketball. Mr. Holcomb is active in

from all over planning to come to the city. wheelchair rugby.
Inside the hangar, as he watched a video "We're finally able to fulfill our dreams,"
of his recent jump, Alex Lutin grinned wide-
ly. The screen showed him many thousands said Mr. Holcomb.
of feet in the air, descending into the clouds "For a moment in time, I felt free."
beneath him.
Mr. Lutin is the vice-president of the Spi- For more information about the Spinal
nal Cord Injury Support Group of South Cord Injury Support Group of South Florida,
Florida.
He said the reason his group decided to visit www.sflscisg.org/
return was to "prove to others we can still News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
do anything." jzaragoza@newszap.com.



NOTICE

TAX IMPACT OF

VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD

County of Hendry Tax Year 2008

Members of the Board
t [ornorale 1ARRELL R. I IAHR1S Hoard of Courty Commls.lonc., l..strtlct No, 2
Slornonablc KEVIN MCCARTI IY Board of Coun CommisMoncr Distrct No- 4
lonrMblN RAy CLINARD School Board -ttmrlch No. I

Citizen Member LARY I IALL lomcstcd property owner
The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) meets each year to hear petitions and make decisions
relating to property tax assessments, exemptions, classifications, and tax deferrals.
Summary of Year's Actions











*Include transfer of assessment difference (portabliity) requests.

haRq e Barbara S Butr 863-675-5217


April 2, 2009




Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


U.S.S.C. agrees to amended acquisition terms


Affordable two-step acquisition
protects jobs and environment
amidst struggling economy
Submitted by U.S. Sugar
CLEWISTON April 1, 2009-U.S.
Sugar Corporation agreed to the proposed
amended terms for the South Florida Water
Management District's acquisition that allow
the District to acquire the Company's land
in two smaller phases and enable the Com-
pany to continue its operations.
"The Governor's bold vision for our
property remains the same as announced
in June. We're just being realistic in light of
the economy-- the acquisition will be made


in two steps rather than one," said Robert
Coker, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs.
"Even so, this historic acquisition still
provides great benefits for the environment
and a fair value for our Company."
"With property values and tax revenues
falling, this became a matter of what the Dis-
trict realistically could afford," Coker said.
"Obviously, neither party gets everything
they wanted at closing, but over the next ten
years the state can still acquire a large por-
tion of historic Everglades and U.S. Sugar
property can still provide the legacy footprint
for significant restoration," Coker said.
Under the proposed amended terms,
the SFWMD would acquire an initial 72,500


acres of the Company's land for approxi-
mately $530 million with an option to ac-
quire the remaining 107,500 acres for up to
ten years.
The companywould continue to farm the
72,500 acres through a 7 year lease that may
be extended under certain circumstances.
"The two-step approach provides a great-
er degree of certainty for our businesses, our
employees and also our communities by
keeping our farming and processing opera-
tions viable," said Robert Coker, senior vice
president, public affairs.
Coker said that U.S. Sugar will lease back
the cane land for $150 per gross acre for the
initial seven-year period.


The SFWMD can take 32,000 acres of cit-
rus land with one year's notice. The SFWMD
also may take up to 10,000 acres of cane land
in the first ten years with a two year notice
for approved and funded projects.
Up to 3,000 acres of transition lands may
be transferred to local municipalities imme-
diately if the land is not in sugarcane produc-
tion.
"Both U.S. Sugar's Board of Directors and
the SFWMD's Governing Board must still
approve these proposed amended terms,"
Coker said.


County curfew still on the table for discussion


County reviews plans for
additional sheriff's office
space, consider LaBelle
Airport issue

By Patty Brant
INI Florida
At their final meeting in March, the coun-
ty commissioners continued a discussion on
a possible county curfew and loitering ordi-
nance,
The sheriff's office is doing research on
a gang related loitering segment. Although
Florida Statutes already prohibit loitering, it
can be a problem to actually make an ar-
rest.
County Attorney Mark Lapp said that,
currently, no Florida counties have loitering
ordinances although he is not sure about
Florida cities. He said he would like to have
an in-state model for a loitering law.
Meanwhile, Mr. Lapp will continue to
work on a curfew ordinance, possibly seek-
ing input from LaBelle and Clewiston.
The board approved a request to change
zoning at 4400 Hendry Isles Blvd., in Pioneer
Plantation (between Naples and Otter) from
rural residential to convenience commer-
cial.
Yvette Fiori plans to put a "general store"
in at that location. This will not be a con-
venience store, but offer crafts and home
merchandise. No outside or fuel sales are
allowed.
The Local Planning Agency approved the
request on March 11 and recommended ap-
proval by the county commission.
Commissioner Kevin McCarthy expressed
concern that, as it stands, any type of com-
mercial establishment could be approved
on Hendry Isles, complaining that the coun-
ty "has no plan" for that area.
He noted that county staff needs to meet
with Pioneer residents to craft a plan for
what type of commercial district they would
like to see in their neighborhood.
Planning Director Vince Cautero agreed
that a plan needs to be defined for Pioneer as
he said plans have been created for Wheeler
and Felda.
The board would not allow Rafael and
Maureen Herrera to put animals on their


property at 3970 CR 78 as they requested.
Several neighbors took exception to the
plan, citing possible issues like noise and
odor.
Staff agreed that animals were not in
keeping with the surrounding area.
Mr. Herrera said he feels chemicals from
the neighboring citrus is more harmful than
animals, however, his request was denied.

HCSO storage
Sheriff Steve Whidden got the go ahead
to purchase a $16,000, 1,000-square foot
storage building.
He told the commissioners that the cur-
rent evidence room is overflowing and so
are sheds and a semi trailer in the back
compound which are holding marijuana
evidence from grow houses.
Because these containers are not climate
controlled, the evidence is degrading and
possibly emitting harmful spores.
Commissioner Darrell Harris moved to
allow the sheriff to purchase the storage
building; Commissioner Kevin McCarthy
seconded.
The motion passed unanimously.
Funds from a sheriff's auction and the
sale of scrap metal will be used to defray the
expense of the new facility.

LaBelle Airport
County Attorney Mark Lapp received per-
mission to file for a declaration of judgment
in a lawsuit with Stafford and Annette King.
The Kings' license agreement granting
them access from their property to the La-
Belle Airport expired March 2006.
However, they were granted a series of
extensions till 2007 while the county was
negotiating to purchase the Kings' hangars.
However, that never happened and the
access rights have been terminated.
The county is working to do away with
all "through-the-fence" airport operations
since both the Federal Aviation Administra-
tion and Florida Department of Transporta-
tion frown on them, putting future funding
sources at risk.
They are only allowable for aeronautical
support businesses, which are required to
pay for the privilege.
The Kings feel they were granted perma-


nent access through letters years ago.
The commission directed Mr. Lapp to file
the lawsuit.
Also at LaBelle Airport, Ken Diaz is seek-
ing access to the airport from three of his
parcels separated from the airport.
One of his parcels does adjoin the air-
port.
He would like to combine the three back
parcels with one adjoining the airport and
include extend access to the back parcels.
Mr. Lapp does not agree that the back
parcels should have airport access. How-
ever, no action was taken except that he will
be sending Mr. Diaz a letter.
Through the fence operations can jeopar-
dize funding to the airport that, since 2002,
topped $5 million from FAA and FDOT.

Lights for Hookers Point
Commissioner Karson Turner expressed
concern about safety in the Hookers Point
area.
He said four or five street lights are neces-
sary to improve safety.
Hookers Point is in a lighting district,
which requires 51 percent of landowners to
approve such a request.
Commissioner Turner said the Hen-
dry County Ministerial Association walked
through Twin Lakes and Sherwood Forest to
highlight gang activity and the need for light
ing in the area.
Commissioner McCarthy agreed, citing
drive by shootings and occupied trailers be-
ing set afire.

Town Hall Meeting dates
This year the commissioners will meet in
Harlem on July 14 and in Pioneer Plantation
on Oct. 13.
With the four-laning of SR 80 from Clark
to Birchwood coming in under budget, the
county is asking FDOT to apply the remain-
der of the unused funds to another section
of SR 80 or possibly the intersection.

In other business:
County Attorney Mark Lapp presented
a draft ordinance to update the county's
Capital Projects and Related Service Assess-
ment Ordinance, which lays out an orderly


process to impose special assessments for
all kinds of capital projects.
It passed and will cover the Banyan Vil-
lage water line special assessments.
The board came out in favor of changes
to the Government AccountabilityAct Coun-
cil including the formation of a 12 member
council to recommend nominees to the
Governor to fill vacancies.
Commissioner McCarthy made the mo-
tion, seconded by Commissioner Turner.
and it passed 4-0 with Commissioner Tris
Chapman's abstention.
An officer with United States Sugar Cor-
poration, Commissioner Chapman was
being careful to circumvent any possible
appearance of impropriety, since the Gover-
nor's deal to buy U.S.S.C. property has not
yet been completed.
The next regular meeting of the county
commission will be Tuesday, April 14. at
Clewiston City Hall, 5 p.m.




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