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Title: The Clewiston news
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Language: English
Creator: Clewiston news
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston, Fla.
Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: January 22, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
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Arrest blotter


Local arrests page 14

News in
briefs

Skydive Air
Adventures
Everglades Boogie
Bringyour family and friends
to enjoy the 2009 Everglades
Boogie that will take place 6
miles west.of Clewiston at Air-
glades Aiport on Jan. 24 26.
The fun begins at 8 a.m.
Take a ride in a fighter jet! Flay
a stunt plane or See bird men
flock across the sky!
There will be live entertain-
ment nightly and you can enjoy
tons of great Bar-B-Q and much
more.

John James
Audubon
presentation
This Chautauqua presenta-
tion by Professor George Frein
promises to be a special eve-
ning on Monday, Jan. 26 at 7
p.m.
He will portray Audubon in
period dress and in presenta-
tion, providing a fascinating
portrayal of how Audubon
lived, talked and evolved into
the important person he is in
- Vrld history.
The Museum was very for-
tunate to have obtained this
program as part of George
Frein's limited schedule of per-
formances.
This event is the third of five
scholar presentations at the
Museum for 2008-09, made
possible through grant from the
Florida Humanities Council.
While the event is open to
the public, reservations are re-
quired due to limited seating
capacity. For reservations or
information please call the Mu-
seum at 863-983-2780.

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

See Briefs Page 16


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Watching history: Harlem celebrates


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


A moment in history


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


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


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


Mother, sons, trap suspect


Juvenile accused of
stealing clothes

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


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


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


Murphy



settles


in new


role

Analyses, much
work ahead, assures'
Murphy

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


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


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'lewiston Clean out your
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the Roadshow is coming to
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antiques and collectibles.
While the Roadshow will
accept anything that's old,
they are focusing on gold and
silver, also coins made before
1965, military items, musical
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watches. Modern jewelry with


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One person that attended
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broken gold chains. "The stuff
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explained what the show is all
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to sell their stuff and get what
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where to go said Parsons. He
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experience was he had a quick
answer. "Without a doubt it was
a show in Pennsylvania when an
elderly gentleman asked if we
could send someone with him


to visit an old toy store he had
closed down 50 years ago. It
was like walking back in time"
Parsons said "the store's 50 year
old inventory was still on the
shelves the store was a treasure
trove of collectible toys. I have
never seen anything like it. It
was simply unbelievable!"
It seems the store was closed
due to World War II. "I had
to go serve my country." the
owner told Parsons. Serve he
did for the next 35 years. The
collection of vintage toys still
in their original boxes sold for
more than $650,000. All this
week Roadshow experts will
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antiques and collectibles. The
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is necessary.


The Roadshow continues through this week

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We have been
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Our private collectors are
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We have the resources
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prices for all types of rare
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We can arrange a private
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Visitors are bringing a variety of items including gold, I
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Jeff Parsons examines coins brought to the
roadshow. The owner was offered over $2,500
for the collection and decided to sell.


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Many dolls created
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If your doll has original
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Many toy cars, robots,
Tonka and trains made
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Brahmans upset Glades Central T


INI/Charles Murphy


Friday, January 30
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Corey White (right) defends Glades Central's Antoine Chisolm during Thursdays game.
By Charles M. Murphy won a key district game. ers by Jeune and Matt Skip]
INI Florida Jeune did most of his damage the first quarter but still traik
at the free throw line down the 12 after the first quarter.
stretch. Okeechobee fell behind
The Brahman gym was rock- He noted he felt good at the many as eight in the first ha
ing Thursday night as Okeecho- free throw line. didn't give up.
bee boy's basketball upset the "Everbod did well tonight. A OeechobeeCoachJon
"Everybody did well tonight. A Okeechobee Coach Jon E


powerful Glades Central Raiders


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


in overtime, 69-66. i; awin is ain Ihad to work ;alittle was happy with the results.
Okeechobee's David Jeuneharder than usual The crowd "We finally played a full
scored 36 points, including six in made a bg d l.of basketball," the coach
the extra session as Okeechobee made a big difference." of basketball," the coach
Okeechobee got three point- "This is the team we are. E


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


per in one did excellent tonight. I can't
ed 17- complain," he noted.
Belle Glade took a 24-16 lead
by as midway through the second
lf but quarter but Jeune scored five
points in the final two minutes to
Inrico pull Okeechobee to within 33-30
at the break.
Coach Enrico
said that gave the
team a lot, of confi-
dence.
"I told them to
break the game
down into four
games. If we win
each quarter we
can't lose. I told
them we can't get
down double dig-
its. We came back
hard. It was an ex-
cellent game from
everybody," he
noted.
The game was
back and forth in
the second half.
Glades Central
went back up by
eight, 41-33 but
Okeechobee rallied
thanks to six points
from Jeune to trail
49-45 after three
INI/Charles Murphy quarters.
Okeechobee's
crowd came to life
early in the fourth
len nal rner
game and was foule
said. His four-point play gave
Every- Okeechobee their first lead, 53-51.
He noted he practices his outside
shot under pressure all the time
and didn't feel any pressure dur-
ing the game.
"My team was down and they
needed a big shot. The Lord or
somebody told me to shoot it
and I did. We started to believe
at halftime that we could do this.
We kept our heads up."
That wasni'tthe last we would
hear from Allen in this game.
Down the stretch Okeechobee
went up by three, 56-53 on a steal
and bucket by Matt Skipper.
Jeune's follow gave Okeecho-
bee a 58-56 lead.
Glades Central again tied the
game and had a chance to win in
regulation.
However the shot went awry
and another four minutes was

In overtime, Allen again
stepped up with a three pointer
to give Okeechobee a 63-61 lead.
"I felt if I hit the first shot I
would hit the second. I was hot
and I wanted the ball," he noted.
Allen ended the game with 10
points.
Glades Central took their final
lead on a slam dunk to take a 64-
63 lead. However their top ball
handler, Antoine Chisolm fouled
out on the next defensive series.
Two free throws by Jeune put
Okeechobee back up 65-64. A
defensive stop and another two
free throws by Jeune made it 67-
64. Jeune's free throw made it
68-64 with 21 'seconds left..
Glades Central scored with
nine seconds left but would not
see the ball again.
The.win pushed Okeechobee
urphy to (8-9, 4-4 in the district). Glades
ades Central fell to (9-4, 6-2 in district).,


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Castrol Pro Anglers host fishing seminar


Castrol pro anglers
to sign autographs,
teach techniques

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


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


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


"Our fishing seminars are a
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to our loyal customers," said Cas-
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"They also give us a chance to
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Submitted photo

Elks Soccer Shoot
Pictured from left to right is Brock Ramer U-14 State
Championship, Gary Breakfield Florida Elks South Dis-
trict Director, Miranda Giddenr U-8 Third place winner
and Florida Elks State Presideit and his wife.



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

Extended Forecast:
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 70. North wind around 6 mph
becoming southeast.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. East wind
around 5 mph becoming.calm.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind at 6
mph becoming south.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.


Clubs and organizations


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

Bird-Watching Tours
Through a partnership with
Hendry-Glades Audubon, the
South Florida Water Management
District will offer to the public es-
corted birding tours at the South
Florida Birding Trail Stormwater
Treatment Area 5 (STA-5) south
of Clewiston in eastern Hendry
County. Tours are open to any-
one, but participants must regis-
ter to reserve a space on the trips.
Meet at theSTA5 gate at 8:30 a.m.
To sign up for the STA-5 Birding
Tour: Send an e-mail to Margaret
England, at: sta5birding@em-
barqmail.com with your name
and contact information includ-
ing an emergency cell number for
the tour day, the date you want to
go, and the number in your party.
You may also leave a message at:
863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202.
Website: http://www.orgsites.
com/fl/hgaudubon/
2008 Schedule
January 31


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

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

GED testing dates
The Clewiston Adult School
will be offering GED testing Jan.
26, 27, and 28. Pre-registration is
required. If you have any ques-
tion please contact the Clewiston
Adult School at 863-983-1511 for
more info. Thank you for your
time and consideration.

Youth ball registration
Baseball and softball registra-
tion will be held at the Clewiston
Youth Center Monday thru Friday
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Febru-
ary or further notice.


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

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

Go Green
Help the Clewiston News GO
GREE and raise money for your
community group at the same
time!
Now readers can read the
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page exactly as it appears in print
with an electronic e-subscription.
These subscriptions are available


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The Clewiston News will do-
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or print subscription sold by rec-
ognized local community and
civic .groups.
For details, e-mail okcirc@
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1188

Volunteer
opportunities
Hope Hospice and Communi-
ty Services seeks opportunities to
speak to civic groups, clubs and
churches about services provided
and volunteer opportunities.
Speaker topics include:
*Volunteering for Good
Health
S25 ways to Support Someone
Facing a Serious Illness
*Advance Directives
*Hospice 101 and Volunteer-
ing
Volunteer opportunities
include:
SProviding companionship to
patients
*Driving patients to the doctor,
store and taking them on errands
*Spanish speaking volunteers
to talk to people in the language
they are most comfortable with
*Volunteers to sit with chil-
dren so family can visit
For more information, call
Jean Best at 863-983-7771.


Letters to the Editor


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


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


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


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


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Public Meeting
Announcement
The USDA/NRCS will be hold-
ing a public meeting for all agri-
cultural landowners and produc-
ers in Hendry and Glades County
to review and discuss the new
2009 conservation treatment ac-
tiyities for two major conservation
programs, Environmental Quality
Incentives Program (EQIP) and
the Wildlife Habitat Incentives
Program (WHIP).
This meeting will take place
on Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the large
conference room of the Dallas B.
Townsend Agricultural Building at
1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, Fla.
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture (USDA) prohibits discrim-
ination in all its programs and ac-
tivities on the basis of race, color,
national origin, gender, religion,
age, disability, political beliefs,
sexual orientation, and marital or
family status.

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Addiction recovery
help
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that during the summer months,
children are more apt to let bore-
dom set in and drugs and alcohol
can work into their lives. To help
your child this summer, learn to
recognize the signs of drug and
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Stop the violence
services available
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mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety
by providing services, referrals
and education relating to the af-
fects of domestic/sexual violence
in our community.
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FHSAA reclassifies football districts


By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
SOUTH LAKE REGION The
area's high school football teams
will experience significant sched-
ule changes come this upcoming
fall.
Courtesy of the Florida High
School Athletic Association (FH-
SAA), some teams will benefit
from them, while others won't
due to the classification restruc-
turing that took place, effective
Jan. 16.
In high school football, there
are a total of eight classifications
(Class 6A,-Class 5A, Class 4A,
Class 3A, Class 2A, Class 2B, Class
1A and Class 1B).
In short, fans everywhere can
expect to witness a highly enter-
taining 2009 season, which will
likely consist of many surprises
and disappointments.
Here's a quick rundown of the
2008 state champions:
Sanford-Seminole
(6A)
USA Today national
champion St. Thomas
Aquinas (5A)
Tampa-Plant (4A)
Cocoa (3A)
Jacksonville-Bolles
(2A)
Pahokee (2B)
Tallahasse-North Flori-
da Christian (lA)
Jupiter Christian (1B)
Pahokee faces slew of
tests in 2009
For the past few years, it was
argued by many that Class 2B was
deemed the weakest in the state.
Those who came with the
conclusion attributed to the fact
that since Class 2B was formed
int 2003, the Pahokee Blue Devils
have won a total of five out of six
state championships:
Pahokee, a 'six-time state
champion, won titles in 1989
(Class 2A), 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
and 2008.
In essence, the Blue Devils will
be the three-time defending Class
2B state champions this fall.
Winning four straight cham-
pionships, however, will be a tall
order as a slew of powerhouse
programs, due to the FHSAA clas-
sification restructuring plan, have
moved down to Class 2B,
All of'the classifications and
districts' are"'set to be in place
for the next two seasons (2009-
2010)-.
The teams that will be join-
ing Pahokee in the formerly
weak 2B class include nine-time
state champion Jacksonville-
Bolles, Madison County (Class 2A
champs in 2007; reached as high
as No. 9 in last season's USA To-
day Super 25 High School Poll),
Miami-Gulliver Prep (Class 2A
state finalist last year) and Miami-
Monsignor Pace (Class 3A state
semifinalist last season).
Pahokee, which is classified
as a District 7-2B team again, will
be in a nine-team district, which
includes Cocoa Beach and North
Broward Prep, to name just two.
The restructuring plan, which
was made to alleviate travel for all
of the state's teams, probably hurt
Pahokethe e most.
"We have 2-3 hour travel times
in some of our district games,"
said Blaze Thompson, the Blue
Devils head coach.,
"It's going to be quite interest-
ing.
With nine set regular-season


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


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


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


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


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


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Hispanic involvement in the New World


Spanish shape the
history of the state

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


Father Swaitecki
passes away
in Poland

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


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


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

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


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


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




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


other castaways, but never found
his son.
Pedro Menendez established a
"friendly," diplomatic relationship
with Caalus, the Calusa cacique,
who the Spanish called Carlos.
The truce between Pedro Me-
nendez and Carlos was only, a
ploy.
Both men had a plan, hoping
to exploit the other.
Carlos wanted aid from the
Spanish to conquer the Tocobaga
Indian nation, located on Tampa
Bay.
Pedro Menendez wished to
subdue the warlike Calusa, who
were a threat to Spanish mariners
and settlements.
There will be more "Tale
Tales" in next weeks edition of "A
Walk in The Past" when the Span-
ish struggle to establish missions
in South Florida.
I hope you have enjoyed this
story.
Contact the Clewiston Museum
if you have questions, artifacts,
pictures, or a "Whale of a Tale"
that you'would like to share.
The Museum's hours are from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m.
Butch Wilson is the Clewiston Mu-
seum Director. He can be reached
at clewlstonmuseum@embarqmall.
corn, or by phone at 863-983-2870.


Father Swaitecki


Katherine Marie
Whitaker, 88
PAHOKEE Katherine Marie
Whitaker, passed away Friday, Jan.
S16, 2009, in Belle Glade. She was 88.
She was born June 23, 1920 in
Sherwood, Tenn., the daughter of
the late John and the late Janie Ma-
rie (Willard) Payne.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Danny
Whitaker(Myra), of Belle Glade; two
sisters, Ann Coverdale, of Belle
Glade, and Vivian Freeman, of Cape
Coral; nieces, Vickie Crawford (Den-
nis), of Clewiston, Pat Sar-
gent(Mike), Starr Moore (John),
Jeanie Martin (Ben), Valerie Pack-
wood (Kevin), Zandra Bell (Don),
and Marti Crytzer (Jeff); nephews,
Ronnie Page, Rickie Coverdale, Wil-
liam Freeman (Bonnie), Nolan Free-
man (Daffney), and Johnny
Freeman; and a host of grandneph-
ews.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Satur-
day, Jan. 17, 2009 at Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, 438 E. Sugarland Hwy.,
Clewiston. Rev. David Ferrell officiat-
ed. Burial followed at the Ridge-
lawn Cemetery in Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston.



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Thursday, January 22, 2009












When going back there, isn't there any more


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


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


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


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


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


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


Looking inward: Are you sureof your eternal salvation?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Religion briefs


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

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

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

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


Francisco St., will be holding its
Annual Fish Fry, Saturday, Jan. 24,
4 to 7 p.m.
There will be four serving ses-
sions: 4 p.m. to 4:40 p.m., 4:45
p.m. to 5:25 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to
6:10 p.m. and 6:15 to 7 p.m.
Free Tickets are available by
calling 863-983-1804, or you may
pick them up during the services
of the church.
The menu will consist of:
Okeechobee Fish, Baked Beans,
Cole Slaw, Fried Potatoes, Hush
puppies, dessert and soft drinks.
Participants should come to
the rear of the church for entrance
to the Fish Fry.
In the past years the church
has served over 300 people at
its Annual Fish Fry. The Fish Fry
is held to welcome back Winter
Residents to Sunny South Florida.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First
Christian, extends a hearty invita-
tion for all to attend,

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


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


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


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fish were really not fishermen no
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to be. Yet it did sound correct. Is
a person a fisherman if year after
year he or she never catches a
fish? Is one following if he or she
isn't fishing?
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fishing is the purpose. How can
fish bite the bait unless they see
it? How will they see it unless it is
placed in the water? How will the
bait get into the water unless the
fisherman goes to the lake? (Ref-
erence Romans 10:13-15)
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Tuesday March 10, 2009 for the purpose"of electing three
candidates for the office ofCity Commission.
The Election will be held in the Commission Chambers at
335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida.
Candidate qualifying begins Tuesday January 27, 2009 at
12 noon.
Registration books will close Monday February 09, 2009.
Qualifying ends Tuesday, February 10, at 12:00 noon.
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Lykes Bros. Inc. has an im-
mediate opening for a GIS
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ystems) Technician at their
Brighton Ranch Office.
Qualified applicants must
have at least 2 years experi-
ence using Windows, Micro-
soft Office and ESRI
computer platforms, includ-
ing ArcGIS. Knowledge of
legal descriptions and sur-
veyinging principles is pre-
ferred. This position will
assist the GIS Manager in
establishing and maintaining
databases for the GIS sys-
tem including creating, up-
dating and maintaining
Information in GIS format,
researching and interpreting
information and identifying
material needed for GIS da-
tabases.
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package including Medical,
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and LTD insurance, 401(K)
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Qualified applicants should
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fax to (863) 763-6159 or
apply in person at the
Brighton Ranch office
located at 106 SW CR
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Employment Opportunity
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Monday and Thursdays. In
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JOB OPPORTUNITY LIST
City of South Bay
335 SW 2nd Avenue
South Bay, FL 33493
Position Available Within
City Manager's Department

City Manager
Annual Salary $70,000 $80,000
Salaried Position
Benefits
Closing Date: February 2nd, 2009
The City of South Bay is accepting applications
and resumes for the position of City Manager.
The City Manager is the administrative head of the
government of the City under the direction and
control of the City Commission. The City Manager
will be responsible for performing complex and
difficult administrative work such as planning, or-
ganizing and directing the day to day operations of
the City. The City Manager reports directly to the
City Commission. Supervision is exercised over
Department Heads. A Bachelor's degree from an
accredited university or college with major course
work in Public Administration or Business Admin-
istration, preferred. Seven (7) years of progres-
sively responsible Municipal and Governmental
experience in Public Administration, Public Works
and .Government Fund Accounting is required.
Please forward both Resume and Employment Ap-
plications to the Human Resources Department or
email, to walkerv@southbaycity.com (No, Faxes
Will Be Accepted) Deadline for submittal wilhbe
February 2, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. For additional infor-
mation please contact the Human Resources De-
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HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
"hiLere It'sAfl'About getting (Better"
Full time ER/CCU Nurse Manager
5 plus yrs clinical exp req. Must also have 3 yrs of ER/CCU skill
competencies with one year of mgnmt exp pref. Must possess a valid
FL RN license. ACLS and PALS re..
Full time ARNP (Hendry Regional Cardiology)
Must possess a valid FL ARNP license. 2+ yrs exp in a family/pedi-
atric/urgent care setting pref. Must possess excellent communication
skills to interact with patients, staff, and the community.
Full time Laboratory Manager
Musl have a rmin of 5 yrs exp and FL licensure as a ClinicalSupervisor in the
areas of Chemistry. Hemalology, Serology. Inimunohematology. and
Microbiology. Previous mgmt exp pref. Must also possess excellent customer
services skills to interact with patients staff, and visitors.
Full time Administrative/Data Support Asst (Quality)
Previous exp in an office setting pref. Must have exp with MS Office
apps. Must possess excellent organizational, customer service and
communication skills.
Full time Department Secretary (Human Resources)
Previous exp in an office setting preferred. Mist have exp with MS Office
applications. Must be conscientious of the confidential nature of personnel
information and possess excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills.
Full time Registered Nurse
(Openings for Med/Surg/ER/CCU)
Must possess a valid FL license / at least I yr. exp in area of expertise.
Full time Radlographer/Mammographer
Must be ARRT registered and licensed as a Radiologic
Technologist in Florida
Full time LPN (HFCC)
Candidate must possess a valid Florida LPN license
Full time Foundation/Marketing Assistant
Must have exp with MS Office apps and possess a high degree of
clerical and organizational skills with strong communication
and interpersonal skills. Writing and graphics exp pref.
Full time Med/Surg Manager/ADON
Master's degree is desirable, BSN min. ()rs of recent diical hospital ep.
Demonsration of management communications, interpersonal and financial
accountability skills through increasing job responsibiliies and (3)years prior
mgmt position. Licensed as an RN in the State of Florida. BLS, ACLS, and
PALS certification reQ., RNC desirable.
Part time -HOUSEKEEPER (weekends)
Must have I-2 yrs Hospital or Hotel experience. Must be
able to maintain a safe, sanitary environment.
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Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board is
accepting applications for a
Recreational Director. Applications
and job descriptions are available at
the Recreation Office at 310 West
Cowboy Way. Applications will be
accepted until position is filled.
Veterans preference as outlined in the
Florida Statutes. Hendry County is an
equal opportunity employer. Drug
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Phone: 863.946-3900
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven
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This Week's Specials
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"MOVIATED SELLER" 873 Yacht Club Way 2/2 Mobile Home on the
WATER All Reasonable Offers Considered!!
10490 Colemon Ln 3/1.5 Home $82,000
357 Avenue E 3/1 Home $99,000
Commercial Investment 501 So San Pedro Clewiston $160,000
1110 Virginia Clewiston 3/2 CBS Home $59,900
Tough Luck Ln. 2/1.5 Mobile Home over 200 ft WATERFRONT $84,900
S9805 Bay Dr Lakeport 3/2 Mobile Home $119,000
2235 Riverside 2/1 Home WATERFRONT Reduced $225,000
RENTALS STARTING @ 450.00
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Merchandise


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


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


ELECTRIC WATER HEATER 40
gal. NEW IN BOX GE. 12
YEAR TANK WARRANTY.
$320. (863)634-6189
REFRIGERATOR 3 yrs old,
white, clean, works great
$125. (863)675-2653
(305)394-4903
SMALL REFRIGERATOR- Hai-
er, 3 cu ft, like new, all
manuals, paid $91 sell for
$60 (863)763-0853
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$100 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778
BansSed


SHED 12x24, 4.windows, 2
doors, ready for electric. La-
Belle $1000.
(863)612-0992


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


"BUILDING SALE!"..."ROCK
BOTTOM PRICES" BEAT
NEXT INCREASE. 25X40
$5,190. 30X50 $6,390.
35X60 $8,990. 40X60
$12,700. 60X100 $33,600.
MANY OTHERS! Pioneer
Steel. (800)668-5422. Since
1980
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FRENCH DOOR 36" Brand
new 35"x80" Maple wood
Glass trench door.
$100/neg. (863)357-2611
METAL ROOFING. 40yr War-
ranty-Buy direct from manu-
facturer 30/colors in stock,
w/all accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery available.
Gulf Coast Sipply & Mfg,
(888)393-0335 www.Gulf-
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OVER THE fridge cabinet -
36"x12" nutural solid oak
over the fridge cabinet.
$30/neg.'(863)357-2611
STAIR GLIDE STAIR LIFT 15
ft, Rail new power cord,
new seat $1500 Call
(863)467-2482


CRIBt SET (POOH) 10 piece
+ free toys, everything great
cond. call for info $80.
(843)271-0733
'FISHER PRICE CRADLE
SWING Pd 150$ Swings 2
ways, speeds +ALOT
MORE! $80. (910)546-2367
HUGE STUFFED animals 30"
Elmo, 42" Eeyore, 28" & 30"
Bears. Like New (Okee area)
$20/will sep. (863)763-6131
LITTLE TIKES basketball/hoop
set, musical sit-n-spin, play-
doh table Excel Cond, Okee
$40/will sep. (863)763-6131
POOH SWING- Days of hunny
infant swing. Like new, must
see paid $110 asking $50.
(843)271-0733


CLOTHING Girls' pageant
dresses. White,size 10 slim
and Fuscia size 12 slim.
$150. (863)558-0085


BASEBALL CARDS -
Unopened boxes. 1987-89
$150/neg. (863)612-1211
PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS vil-
lage and accessories
$700/will sep.
(863)467-0290



COMPUTER Black Dell, XP
Pro, Office, Games, Educa-
tional Tony $129.
(863)517-2782
DELL 962 ALL IN ONE
PRINTER WORKS GOOD
NEEDS INK COPY, SCANS,
FAXES $30/neg.
( 8 6 3 ) 7 6 3 0 3 8 0
(863)697-9521
Furniture 0610


ANTIQUE TREDDLE Sewing
Machine Must sell. $125.
(863)357-0166
BAKER'S RACK 5 Shelves 2
Drawers Light oak black
iron in good shape $50/or
best offer. (863)467-7996
COMPUTER DESK White.
Some storage. LaBelle $15.
(863)517-1663
COUCH & LOVESEAT Colors
are green & beige. Excellent
condition $350. Or best of-
fer. (863)357-3650
DINING ROOM Table Beauti-
ful 42x42 table with exten-
sion plus 4 matching chairs.
$200. (863)675-3516


Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC1325950


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


CRAFTSMAN 10" Radial Arm
Saw Excellent condition
Hardly used. $150/neg.
(863)467-8823
CRAFTSMAN CONTRACTOR -
Craftsman 10" Cabinet saw.
New Model 22114N
$500/firm. (863)467-8823


Agriculture



Christmas trees 745


Farm Prwoduce 820
FarmServi.cs
Offered 825
Services aned 830
Fertilizer 835










BURTON ZTR Comm Mower -
ZTR 50"cut, 20HP Kohler
Works great $2400/or best
Landscapng S












CRAFTMAN RIDING lawn
Lawnt& Garden 850










mower- $toc400/r bstofe855
Poultry/uppies 4-0819












LEAF MULCHER Used very
little $195. (863)675-1218
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Works grenerator $52400/or best






PUSH MOWER 20" B&S en-
ine, runs and cuts great!
35e. (863)532-0188
RIDING MOWER- Hskee, like






new, 42" cut, 22hp Kohler
m tr., less than 20 hrs.,
$1100. (863)843-075 or9
239)645-9596
LEAF MULCHER Used very
little $195. (863)675-1218
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Waft, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO



(863)753-5389
PUSH MOWER 20" B&S en-
aine, runs and cuts great!
S35. (863)532-0188
RIDING MOWER Huskee, like
new, 42" cut, 22hp Kohler
mtr., less than 20 hrs.,
$1100. (863)843-0759 or
(863)675-0910
RIDING MOWER Yard Man
42"cut, 15 HP Kohler Runs
great. $250. (863)532-
0188
IBBss-Sale 1025


I Roofing


Rentals



AparCISmentON 1R 905
Business Places p910
CommerOciali
dep. (86erty 83-3915
TEfficiency hoApt., close nt920









Okeechobee, cable, watery -
Rent 925
awer ncl., Rt 93mo. dep.
'ResortPrtoperty ,

upfront. (863)983-3151





CLEWISTON 1 HBR Efficien
Furnished. All utilities pald.
No pets. $700 mo. + sec.
dep. (863)983-3151









Immediate occupancy 2br,
Efficiency Apt., close toLake
Okeechobee, cable, water &
sewer mc., & dep.












util. ($100 +/). Call for more
up front. (863)983-3151



















$eoo1/mo (863)614-5236
NEW YEARS SPECIAL
1 MONTH FREE RENT!


2ba, 1 car garage. Stainless
Steel appliances, incl washer
/ dryer. Furnished upon
request.Walkingdistance6to
Lake Okeechobee & Roland
Martin's Marina in Clewiston.
$1000mo. + $500 sec.&
until. ($100+/-). Call for more
information.732-496-5454


BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3/2, 2 car
garage, W/D, Screened
porch w/Hot tub, Pets OK,
1100/mo (863)634-5236
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3br, 2ba,
front screen porch, hot tub,
W/D, pets okay, $850/mo
(863)634-5236
CLEWISTON- 3BR/2BA,
313 E. Tinidad
Call (863)805-0001
CLEWISTON 402 E Ventura,
3/1, $675/mo, $600 sec. No
inside pets, Call Tricia
(863)805-2872
CLEWISTON 429 E Trinidad,
3/1, $600/mo + $600 sec.
No inside pets, Call Tricia
(863)805-2872

Houses -ale 1025


DINING TABLE Round
wood/iron table W/4 chairs.
anytime $150.
( 8 6 3 ) 4 6 7 9 1 2 5
(863)634-4945
'LARGE LIGHT Oak Computer
Desk Large good desk with
lots of storage. $40/or best
offer. (863)467-7996
MAGNETIC TWIN SIZE MAT-
TRESS for health, Kenko-
pad, cost $400 new, will
take $100, (772)971-9474
MATCHING BEDROOM Set
3pc twin, cottage style-
mattress included $350.
(863)983-7734
ROCKING CHAIR Wood and
wicker. LaBelle $20.
(863)517-1663
SINGLE BED bedroom sets (2)
with chest of drawers &
dresser with mirror, new
mattress covers, sheets and
blankets all included. $200.
(863)467-0234
SLEEPER-COUCH lyr old
Black cloth.Good condition-
call before 9 pm leave mes-
sage $400. (863)763-8562
SOFA FLIP'S DOWN INTO
DOUBLE BED, COLOR BLUE,
EXCEL CONDITION $175.
(863)763-1997
SOFA SLEEPER Queen size.
excellent condition very
clean $150/or best offer.
(863)357-7065
WOODEN Ent center couch,
loveseat, end table, lamp,
coffee table, all for $775 or
sperate (863)634-3859



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


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



COMPUTERIZED TREADMILL
Used 6 times. Can fold to
store. $458.00 New. $250.
(863)227-2567
EXERCISE TABLE Stauffer,
motor driven. Works great.
$50 (772)971-9474
HEALTH EXCERCISE bike -
New exercise bike with back
support, programs, checks
your pulse paid 300. $125.
(863)634-5236
PRO-FORM TREADMILL
Works perfect, spacesaver.
w/2FREE wrist/ankle wgts.
$150. (910)546-2367
WEIDER PRO Club Weight
Bench and 3001b weight
set $350/or best offer.
(863)885.1172
WESLO G -30 treadmill An
ideal treadmill for beginners,
the Weslo G-30 offers a 1.0
Continuous Duty HP motor.
Mint condition! $100/or best
offer. (863)634-5506



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


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


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Housing
available. CALL Aviation In-
stitute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2009 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAYI REF
#FL08.


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from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaDnline.com.
Buckler's CRAFT FAIR Indoor
Shows...Art, Crafts, Gourmet
Delights, Garden/Pet Items,
Home Decor..FREE admis-
sion with 1 paid. Exhibitors
call for special discount
(386)860-0092. www.buck-
lerpromotions.com
FOUR LOW RIDER 17" chrome
rims, universal lugs, 2 tires
$100 For All (863)801-4940
GENERATOR 11 hp, 5650
watt. LaBelle $300.
(863)612-0992
HOBART WELDER brand new
10,000 watt, 20 hp Kohler
motor $2,500.
(863) 840-0505 LaBelle
SHOW CASE Like new $450
or best offer (863)763-0570
TWO Awnings- 60" X 48" ask-
ing $50 for both
(863)467-6009



PIANO HOWARD Good
Cond. $300/or best offer.
S863)357-5773
(561)248-4487


CLEWISTON FREE 6 mth old,
Brown mixed female dog
very friendly $0.
(863)263-1601
'CLEWISTON FREE Mixed
Hound Puppies 6 weeks
old-2Boys & 3Girls $0.
(863)228-7792
FISH TANK 50 gal. w/stand,
rocks, & 2 fish. Okeechobee.
$100/or" best offer.
(561)719-5411
Frontline/Advantage Flea Kill-
er: SAVE 40% NOWI No
Shipping Or No Minimum
Charge. Call your de-
pendable source for pets
meds NOW! (239)248-7915;
www.PetBuddySupply.com
SALT WATER Tank 75 gal. -
Everything but rock & fishll
$500/or best offer.
(239)878-1776
SHIH TZU PUP small fe-
male, reduced to $375
(863)983-1046
YORKI PUPPU- female, small,
reduced to $375
(863)983-1046.



HOT TUB 4 person Octagonal
hot tub, new pump, new mo-
torRuns great!! $1000.
(863)233-1223



COMMERCIAL SEWING Ma-
chine Works good. Must
sell. $150. (863)357-0166
SEWING MACH Singer,
feather weight, very good
cond., case & attachments,
$345 (863)697-9704


MOTORCYCLE HELMET -
Brand new HBC Helmet.
Open faced with visor. $50.
(863)357-2611
REMMINGTON 700 BDL,
270 New in box $550. FIRM
(863)697-1198
SLATE POOL Table Large ta-
ble (98" X 54") Leisure Bay,
Blue felt top, great condition.
Oversized ball and claw legs.
Balls & Cues included. Con-
tact Tues-Sun anytime
$650/or best offer.
863)634-4945
SWAMP BUGGY-Palm Beach
Style 350 Auto, 400 Turbo
Trans, Offset 12x24 Tractor
Tires $4500 (863)447-5456



SPEAKERS- 215" Kicker CVR
in box with 2000 watt amp
$600. (863)697-9014


PHILLIPS 60" Big Screen TV,
Digital ready, very nice con-
dition. Call Billy $500 Nego-
tiable (863)467-7011


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


Moblile Homes



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




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



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
GOOD FISHING Lake Placid
Paradise Mobile home park
55+, 2/2, Open floor plan,
turn, updated and much
more $22,500 Bargain
priced (317)370-1103
LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
- SWMH, 1/1 with additional
room, on rental lot. Call for
details, leave msg
(863)763-8054
Lowest prices in southwest
Florida. New 3br/2ba double-
wide $49,900 setup & a/c
included 863-673-4325
MOBILE HOME 2 BR, 2 BA,
$17,000. Set up In Clewiston
Adult Park. (863)983-1659
or (863)599-9769
-MOBILE HOME SALES-
Huge 4BR/3BA
32x80 Set up on Your
Lot-$550 Monthly
800-330-8106 or
863-467-6622
MOBILE HOMES
Need your mobile
home moved? We have
28 years experience.
Call for your Free Quotel
(863)983-8106
MONTURA, Super Clean OW,
1 1/4 ac on paved rd. New
appl., Titled 11. Owner financ-
ing. $92,400 863-673-5071
New 4br/2ba, 2009 double-
wide $53,900 includes a/c
and setup. (863)675-8888


Recreation












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


ALUM PONTOONS 20FT with
new floor, good for floating
dock or make boat, have rail-
ing & control console, $500
neg (863)467-2824
BASS TRACKER 175 PRO
2000 75 HP Mercury Mari-
ner, SS PROP Minnkota
55LB Trolling motor,2 fish-
finders, battery charger, up-
graded seats, Trailer, many
extras $5500.
(609)577-4153
CENTER CONSOLE MAKO
17FT Select 90 HP Mercu-
ry on trailer, runs great.
$1350. (239)878-7533
FIBERGLASS CANOE Select -
in great condition $125.
(863 )2 3 4 -081 9
(239)645-9596
FISHING BOAT Morgan, 24',
diesel, $4500.
(239)823-2587
HYDRASPORT BASS BOAT -
16'4"., with a 115 HP Out-
board Motor, New carpet &
cover, Trailer included
$5000 Firm (863)467-2316
PADDLE BOAT 4 person,
with detachable canopy for
sale $150 or best offer
(863)467-2207
SAILBOAT Irwin, 37cc,
needs some work, $5,000.
(239)823-2587
SULLIVAN, 1994 14' alum.,
20HP Merc, Johnson trl mtr,
live well, Magic tilt trl,
$1,400.863-763-2526,


'87 Bonder 35' onan genera-
tor, self contained, new tires
& roof. Low miles, 20' scr.
rm. $2000 239-770-5729
HOLIDAY RAMBLER RAMB-
LET 1972 2 axle,2 a/c,in-
terior needs work must sell
$700. (863)467-4650
Holiday RV Breckenridge
Park Model Dealer, New
starting at $24,900. Rt. 41
South, Ft. Myers, between
Alico Rd. & Corkscrew Rd.
(239)590-0066
Holiday RV Cash for your RV
or Park Model Trailer.
(239)590-0066
Itacsa by Winnebago, 1987
22' onan generator, self con-
tained $2,000 LaBelle
(239) 200-1159
JAYCO 1999, 27' MINI
MOTORHOME- V10 Ford en-
gine, 4 new tires, very low
miles, needs some repairs,
best offer gets it. can see at
4012 SW 11th way-Okee
$9,999 (863)634-5487
JAYCO '01 35ff, 3 slides,
loaded, $13,900
(863)983-4949
MALLARD 2002, 26 ft, travel
trailer, sleeps 3, good cond,
very clean $3900 or best of-
fer (518)469-0990
TRAIL-LITE BANTAM '99 -
Kitchen & Bathroom, 26'
w/Fold Out Ends. Asking
$4000 (863)467-0031



BOAT MOTOR 15HP Long
(863)467-7606
SS PROP 4 BLADE 21 PITCH
HUB KIT INCLUDED $350/or
best offer. (86)634-1545


HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 883 1998, Low miles,
nice condition $5000
(863)430-6987
SUZUKI RM 125 2000 dirt-
bike, very low hrs, runs good
$1000/or best offer.
(863)763-6297
TRAIL BIKE 125 '04 runs
good, $600 (863)801-5678
YAMAHA 750 VIRAGO 1992 -
17,000 miles, shaft drive,
saddle bags, runs great.
$2300/or best offer.
(863)357-6315




COND. $1500/or best offer.
(561)248-4487
MINI SPRINT RACE CAR -
750 Kawasaki engine, Four
torsion bar suspension
$3500 (863)805-2877
SCOOTER Merits S541 Pio-
neer$695 (863)983-7949


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





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


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












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CANAL POINT RIDGE 3br,
Iba, $75,000 & 3br, 2ba,
$85,000.
LAKE PORT 3br, lba, de-
tached garage, boat ramp,
1min from Lake, $78,500
(561)635-8478 Financing Avl.
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BIG LOT SMALLEST PRICE
12 acres just $99,900. Best
neighborhood in Tallahassee
areal Rare spacious country
living close to everything
Great for kids w/horse privi-
leges. Best Price EVER, A
Must See. Great Financing
(866)938-1521

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


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



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


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


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4 Brand New s3/i /2.5) IA Lennar lown Homes.
Amenities include: Pool. Gym and Cabana.
SCall for more details
CLEWISTON HOMES
*2BD/IBA in Delia Tobias. Needs much TLC.
Asking $25,000
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130.000
*3/3 MH in emninole Manor $1 20,000
*"Short Sale"3/2 MH In Tower Lakes, w/
above the gound pool. Call for Details
*3/2 MHt in Hendry Isles. Corner reduced
$106.900
*2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave.Each unit has
2BRLI BA. just Reduced $224,900
*3BD/2BA CBS Construction. Completely
Remodeled with Man) Extrasi $171.500
*"Short Sale" 3BD/2BA on Osceola Ave.
With Pool. Asking $159,900
*3BD/I BA on Trinidad Ave. Great
Opportunity $65.000
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT/LABELLE
*Sportsman Paradlsel 2/2 v/ Large SunRoom
addition in Moore Haven Yacht Club. $98K
*2/1 MH, Lakeport w/ direct Lake0"
Access. Reduced to $109K
*Waterfront 2BD/2BA w/ 2-Bay Boat House
Lakeport. Completely Remodeled; $219K
*2/1 CBS home on 3.5 Acres. 384 feet of
Highway 27 Frontage. Asking $ 125K
*2/2 CBS Home in Anchor Landings. Lakeport.
Waterfront with Lake "O" Access. Exceptional
Vl,,,. At 1 9. n0n


ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot on Bond St. Only $49.900
* Buldabei lot on Del Monte Ave: 6 129.9K
*2 lots. I orseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
*Highlands Co. 10. 28, & 80 AC.
*Corner lot in lake Placid. Reduced $79.900
*5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $75,000
*Vacant lot in Ilarlem, asking $14.900
* 1.5 Acres in HIookers Point id. Improvements
included $ 75.000
MONTURA/FLAGHOLE
* 1.2S acre Lots avail. Starting at $25K
*3/2 MH on Riverside St. 1.88 acre. $105K
*3/2 MH in Lindcro St. 1.09 Acre.
onl $112.500
* 1.2 Acres Lot. Reduced $9,900
*New Custom C.B.S. 4/3 in Flaghole, with all
extras Asking $330,000
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT
*RARE OPPORTLINITYI 1.90 Acres HIy
27 Frontage. Former Sonny's location.
*Operating medical o lice w/retail space.
great location only $475.000
* Mobile Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Ilfome with
Hwiy 27 frontage lust Reduced
*Industrial Rail/Business Park CR 835. Sale or
Lease 36.000 sQ. I. building \v klading docks. -
5600 sqo ft. metal building with truck bays
*28, 557 So. t. Building visible from HI wy 27.
0.68 Acres with 40 parking spaces. former
Harduiare store. $ 649.000 or Best Offer


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ANN DYESS
SIC. REAl ESTATE BROKER
Si r420 E. SUGARIAND HWY.
Ni s (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
SWEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALEStATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
SANNDYESS LAURASMITH TRAVISDYESS ANGECA GONZAlEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associale (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 4/2 Osceola with a/g pool 3/2 1996 DWMH on 2.5
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent $154.9K acres in Montura fully
3/2 Hookers Point $85,000 2/1 W Circle Great first home fenced and remodeled only
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced to $129K $89,900
$190K 2/2 Condo Bass 'n Sun fur- 3/2 SWMH Hooker's Point
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres nished $123 000 Rd $44 900
PB County $149,000 2/2 E Ventura Ave $85 000 RENTALS
4/2 Harlem $120,000 5/2 Caribbean $189,900 Call for Available Rentals
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 MOBILE HOMES VACANT LAND
Good income $174,900 MO MHitateoM VACANT LAND
3/2/2Good income $174,900 3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop Montura 1.25 acre lots
house3$245,000t/2pooM withgu
House $245,000o g $79,000 available Call for Listings.
4/2 corner lot- fenced yard 3/2 DWMH with /g ool 27.5 acres Pioneer
with shed $239,000 Reduced $245,000
* 3/1 Pasadena with shed $165,000 11 Montura lots $12,000
S$159,000 3/2 DWMH Woodlands- each
3/2 with pool on Ridge great secluded corner lot Moore Haven 5 res. lots
1.3 acre lot $299,000 $134,900 $75,000
3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres Moore Haven 2 res. lots
$285,000 with horse-barn fully $39900
3/2 Home with pool and fenced Montura REDUCED
apartment Davidson Rd to $84,900 COMMERCIAL
$176,000 3/2 DWMH on lake Allen Rd 200' US 27 frontage and
3/2.5/1 Townhome $120K 100'x120' lot behind -
Lakeshore Villas $149,900 Mobile Home Park Nail's Rd $475,000
For Sale or Lease $280K Offices (4) on Deanne Duff
4/2.5 Montura Ranches Package Deal 4 M-Homes $355,000
Home on 2.5 acres fenced, and 2 vacant lots Rental Store/Warehouse on Ventura
with pool and much, much Available Call for Details $385K
more! @ 249,000 3/2 DWMH has CBS out- Warehouse (rented) + 85 stor-
3/1 W Ventura fenced building Magnolia Lane age units (somea/c)E ElPaso-
yard with shed $99,000 $79,900 Call for details.


Automobiles


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$500! Police Impounds for
1Salel. SCars/Trucks/SUVs
from $500! Many Makes and
i qdelsH Must See! for list-
ings call (800)366-9813 ext
9482
BUICK ROADMASTER LIMIT-
ED 1994 Custom Rims
A/C blows cold $3000/or
best offer. (239)878-4026
BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 cyl.,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
alternator, exc. cond., $1350
or best offer. (863)677-1742
CADILLAC DEVILLE '99 runs
good, 24 mpg, good tires,
Ither interior, 103K, $1850
(863)946-0490
CADILLAC SEVILLE 1998 -
Black,leather int.Call Jesus
spanish. $2500.
(239)822-7335
FORD ASPIRE'96- 40 mpg, 5
spd, AC, 85K, $1200 or best
offer (239)590-85721
FORD F100 1979 Runs
good, 302 V8, 4 speed.
SSome rust, daily driver
$2500. (239)634-2699
FORD MUSTANG '96 auto,
AC, good on gas, $2500 or
best offer (863)763-0380 or
(863)697-9521
GRAND MARQUIS 1996,
Leather, V8, auto,alloy whls,
cold a/c, antilock brks, pow-
er $2500 (863)763-8027
Honda Accord 97 $500! Po-
lice Impounds for Salel Many
Makes and Models Priced to
Sell! For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9480
HONDA CIVIC 1995 runs
good $2000/or best offer.
863)201-3492
863)261-1181
HONDA CIVIC COUPE 1994 -
NICE CAR MUST SEE!!
$3550/or best offer.
(239)839-1326
MAZDA MIATA MX-5 1990 -
LOTS OF CHROME
$4550/or best offer.
(239)839-1326
OTHER Select Fiberglass
tool box for full size pick up,
like new $100.
(863)675-1690
TOYOTA COROLLA '92- Auto,
AC, asking $1250 "as is"
Neg. (863)697-9005 or
(863)532-0189 Anytime




DODGE RAM P/U 1988 -
4-wd/318/4 spd/granny low
gear $2000/neg.
(863)227-2583



CLUB CAR TWO SEATER
2002 Excellent condition,
Hurry Call today won't last.
$1795. (863)843-0062
EZ GO Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
(863)697-1350
GOLF CART Club Car, 48
volt, elec, sun roof, used
very little, $1850
(863)467-2824
GOLF CART YAMAHA GAS
Select New Engine -
$895. (863)675-1472


POSITIVE TRACTION Unit -
For 1/2 Ton Pick-up Truck
$200. (863)801-5687
RIMS -Chev Silverado, Brand
New, slotted Grey steel,
16"-8 lug center caps,lug
nuts, $100. (561)573-3499
SIDE STEPS- NURF BAR SIDE
STEPS FOR 4 DOOR TRUCK
$150. (886)382-4764
TONNEAU SOFT COVER like
new,fits 6.5 ft. bed,roll
up,clamps on, $150.
(863)635-5186
TRANSMISSION Good-used
4L60E from GM 1500 4X4
$400. (863)801-5687
VENT SHADES BRAND
NEW,smoke,Dodge Mega
Cab 4 door $25.
(863)635-5186
One man's trash is
another ,m4n's. treas-
ure.ie Turn 'your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classifieds.




DODGE RAM 1500 4X4 1997
Good cond. 5-Speed Club
cab. $4800. (239)839-3455
F250 SUPERDUTY '00- 4x4,
diesel, runs good, $11,500
or best offer, (863)675-3242
FORD F150 1996 Extened
cab cold ac $2500/or best
offer. (863)532-9846
FORD F250 XL 1993 4x4,
351 auto, longbed, runs
good needs TLC $2500/or
best offer. (863)763-6297
GMC 1988, C70 Dump Bed
366 Engine $1500 Firm
(863)763-1370
JEEP COMANCHE 1990 -
2WD, 5 speed, runs good.
30" buckshot tires $900/or
best offer. (863)612-6350
TOYOTA PICKUP '94 2 whl.
dr., runs good, $20 to fill,
doesn't burn oil, cold a/c,
$3100 neg. (863)674-1181



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



ENCLOSED UTILITY Trailer -
2003 6'x 12' 3500 Ib. single
axle. Lighted interior. Very
nice condition. White.
$1700/or best offer.
(239)986-0296
FLATBED GOOSENECK -
w/ramps, 20' long, 93' wide,
8000 # 12 volt warn winch
$2500 (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER- 4' x8' Sin-
gle Axle. Spare new tire &
wheel. $600/or best offer.
(863)675-8559
UTILITY TRAILER 4x6, like
new, purchased 2 mos. ago,
$400. (863)843-0759 or
(863)675-0910
UTILITY TRAILER 5x10
Wood floor, rear ramp, full
size tires $750 or best offer
(863)763-7077
UTILITY TRAILER single axle
ENCLOSED 6X12
vent,lights,side,rear doors.
$2300. (863)634-2303
UTILITY TRAILER 8' w/tool-
box. made from sm truck
bed; new tires and spare
$175. (305)394-4906



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


Public Notices
IIH vii


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 06-938 CA
UCN: 282996CA000938XXXXXX
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA.,
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST
SERIES 2005-FF6,
Plaintiff
vs.
JEREMY 0. MILLREN; SAMANTHA A.
MILLIREN; FIRST FRANKLIN FINAN-
CIAL CORR; PORT LABELLE UNIT
FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNER'S AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT'
TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TI-
TLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED,
Defendants
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order or Summary Final Judgment of
foreclosure dated January 31, 2007 and
an Order Resetting Sale dated January 8,
2009, and entered In Case No. 06-938-
CA, UCN: 28200CA000938XXXXXX of
the Circuit Court ofthe Twentieth Judicial
Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida,
herein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE MIMI TRUST SERIES
2005-FF6 Is Plaintiff and JEREMY 0.
MILLIREN; SAMANTHA A. MILLIREN:
FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORP;
PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY
HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC.;
UNKNOWN TENANT NOi:1:UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 2; and all unknown parties
claiming interest by, through, under or
against a named defendant to this action,
or having or claiming to have any right,
title or interest In the property herein de-
scribed, are Defendants, will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash on the
Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk's
Office at the Hendry County Courthouse,
25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL
33935 in Hendry County, Florida, at
11:00 a.m on Feb. 4, 2009, the follow-
Ing described property as set forth in
said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 12, BLOCK 2172 OF PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
DIsabilities Act of 1990, persons needing
special accommodation to participate In
this proceeding should contact the Clerk
of the Court not later than five business
days prior to the proceeding at the
Glades County Courthouse, Telephone
863-946-0113 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service,
DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on Jan. 9,
2009.
BARBARA BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Debbie Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DOAZ, PA.
Attorneys for Plalnltif
PO Box 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
307350 CN 1/15,22/09


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RIPublc Not i


I Public Notice


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTEDI BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 2/24/09
SUBJECT AREA: 230 Injury or illness In Line of Duty (with compensation)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy tor
Injury or Illness In line of duty (with compensation).
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 112.63,1012.22,1001.42 and 1001.43 ES.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1012.63, 1012.22, 1001.42 and
1001.43F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for Injury or Illness
in line of duty (with compensation).
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic Impact In excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. HMckpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
the matter may be heard on February 24, 2009.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide tie School Board with Informatlon re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so In writing within 21 days after publica-
tion of this notice.
Notice: It requested In writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will beheld at a time and date to be advertised In the
future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, n wrlilg, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of
Schools, in writng, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall
specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the pro-
posed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons
an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consider-
ation.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constitutng public records
submitted to the aency r rdng draft rules may be obtained by request, In writing,
to the Superinteenent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them Into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may Incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to partlcipate In this process,please
notify the Suerintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County
Cuhouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or work-
shop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be flied In the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e),iF.S.
308097 N 1/22,29;2/5 CB 2/5/09
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC II, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has fled said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1870 2006 1-21-43-34-040-000-0030 Harry Lee Preston, Jr.
Lot 3, block G, HARLEM ADDITION NO 8, PHASE ONE, according to the plat thereof
recorded In Plat Book 6, Pages 136 and 137, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In'such cerltilcate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Oice, 2nd Foor,
Administration Wing, LBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday In the
month of January, which Is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 16th day ot January, 2009.


308096 CGS 1/22/09


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


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Sugariand
Drainage District, and In accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and
law Amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting o Landowners of Sugarland Drainae
District, for the year 2008, will be held at the office 01of Hllard Brothers of Florida,
Ltd., 5500 Sugarland Road, Clewlston, Florida on January 30, 2009 at 9:00am, r
the purpose: ,
1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
Additonally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Sugarland Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any
matter considered atthis meeting. He will need a record of the proceedings and that,
for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the roceedings
Is made. Which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
Isto be based.
Board of Superlisors
Sugarland Drainage District
By: Joe Marlin illllard
President
308260 CGS 1/22/09

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
Notice Is hereby given that the City of Belle Glade, Florida, General Election will be
held on March 0, 2009, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the pur-
pose of electing three commissioners, each for a term of three (3) years. There will
e one commissioner elected representing Seat "C", one commissioner elected rep-
resenting Seat'D" and one commissioner electedrepresenting Seat"E".Candidates
must be a qualified elector of the City of Belle Glado.
The first day for filing as a candidate for commissioner will be January 27, 2009,
beginning at noon, and the final day for filing will be February 10, 2009 at noon,
Candidates muslfile In person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Blvd., West, Belle Glade, Florida, during rgular ollco hours until said date
and lime. Each candidate shall be voted upon by the electorate at large
Registered voters In Precincts 6016, 6018, 6020, 6026, 6028, 6029 and 6030 are
ualll ed lo vole In this election. To qualiy as a registered voter for tils General
lecion, you must register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections by
February 9, 2009.
In the event that no candidate receives a maeoriy of the votes cast for tho particular
office that such candidate seeks In this particular election, a Run-Off Election shall
be held on March 24, 2009, between the two candidates who receive the largest
number of votes for that particular seat.
CITY OF BELLE GLADE
DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
305995 BGS 01/15,22/09


I uBlic Not IIc


IPublclNot I I


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-031975
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, a water management district
organized and existing under the laws of the Stale of Florida,
Plaintiff,
V.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE TAXPAYERS,
PROPERTY OWNERS AND CITIZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH
FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING
PROPERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY
RIGHTS, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION HEREIN
DESCRIBED, OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY,
Defendants.
- - -

SECOND AMENDED NOTICE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE UPON GRANTING OF
PLAINTIFFS MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE OF BOND VALIDATION PROCEEDING
TO:THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND
CITIZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MAN-
AGEMENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUB-
JECT TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY RIGHTS, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION HEREIN DESCRIBED, OR TO
BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY.
This Court having caused the hearing on December 12, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.to be
opened open court hereby considers Plaintiff's, SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MAN-
AGEMENT DISTRICT (the "Dstrict") moon for Continuance of the Bond Validation
hearing on Dcember 12, 200 at 10;30 a.m., and having considered same
HEREBY ORDERS AND ADJUpGES that the bond validation hearing Is hereby
continued to the 6th day of February, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. three hours reserved).
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the State f Florida, and the several
roperty owners, taxpayers and citizens of Palm Beach County, Broward County,
hariotte County, Collier County, Glades County, Hendry County, Highlands County,
Lee County, Martin County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe County, Okeechobee
County, Orange County, Osceola County, Polk County and St. Lucle ounty, Includ-
ing non-residents owning property or subject to taxation therein and all others hav-
ing or clalming any right, title or interest In property to be affected In any way by the
Issuance of the COPs herein described, or to be affected thereby, appear before the
Honorable Judge Donald W. Hafoel on the 6th day of February, 2009, at 1:30 p.m.,
In the Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway, Room 11-B, West
Palm Beach, Florida 33401, and show cause why the prayers of the Complaint for
Validation and Supplement to Complaint should not be granted and the legality of all
proceedings In connection therewlth and other matters set forth In said Cmplaint
and Supplement to Complaint should not be validated and confirmed as therein
prayed.
IT IS FURTHERED HEREBY ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that by virtue of the
opening ofthis proceeding that all persons who wish to be heard hereby have notice
o the continuance of the hearing to the 6th day of February, 2009, and that publlca-
lion of this Notice and Order Is necessary as required by Chapter 75, Florda Stal-
utes.
DONE AND ORDERED at the Courthouse In West Palm Beach, Florida, this 12th
day of December, 2008.


1305298 ON 01/14.21/09 & CN 01/15,22/09


Donald W. Hatele
Circuit Court Judge


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name In which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
616 2006 1-22-43-31-010-000A-0020 Ralph B. & Gall Seymour
The Northwest one-quarterofthe Northeast ne-quarter of the Northeastone-quarer
of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the West
30.00 feet thereof, SUBJECT to an easement for an access road described as fol-
lows: A strip of land In the East one-half of said Section 22, beginning at a point on
the East boundary of said Section 22, which is 237.38 teet South of the Northeast
corner thereof run Westerly paraleling the existing rural road and canal to a point
which Is 160.00 feet South of the Northwest corner of the said East one-hall of Sec-
tion 22; thence North along the West boundary line of said East one-half of Section
22 to the North boundary Inea of said Section 22; thence along said North boundary
line East to the Northwest corner Section 22; thence South alon the East boundary
line uf Section 22 to the said Point-Of-Beglnning. Also known aslot 2, Block A, PIO-
NEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdlvislon.
Less and except Gas, 011 and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certlllcate shall be redeemed according to law, the properly described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday In
the month of January, which Is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304742 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09 "


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certlfi-
cate, has flied said crtlllcate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
617 2006 1-22-43-31-010-000A-0030 Ralph B. & Gall Seymour
The Northeast one-quarter oftheNorthwestone-quarterolthe Northeastone-uarter
of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East
30.00 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road described as fol-
lows: A strip of land In the East one-half of said Section 22, beginning at a point on
the East boundary of said Section 22, which Is 237.38 feet South of the Northeast
corner thereof run Westerly paralleling the existing rural road and canal to a point
which Is 160.00 feet South o the Northwest corner of the said East one-half of Sec-
tion 22; thence North along the West boundary line of said East one-half of Section
22 to the North boundary line If said Section 22 thence along said North boundary
line East to the Northwest corner of Section 22, thence South along the East boun-
dary lne of Section 22 to the said point of beginning. Also known as Lot 3, Block A,
PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, 011 and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such cerlificale shall be redeemed according to low, the properly described
In such cortillcate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Olice, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Filth Thursday In the
month of January, which Is the 29th day of Janunry, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Buller
Clerk of Circull Court
Hendry County, Florida
304748 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09

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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 2/24/09
SUBJECT AREA: 519 Income Sheltered Programs (IRStode 403(b))
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
income sheltered programs (IRS Code 403(b))
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 112.21, 1001.41, 1001.49, 1001.51, 1001,42,
and 1001.43 ES.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 112.21, 1001.41, 1001.49, 1001.51,
1001.42 and 1001.43 F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, Without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent a Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for income shel-
tered programs (IRS Code 463(b)).
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
the matter may be heard on February 24, 2009.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publica-
tion ofthis notice.
Notice: If requested In writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a tme and date to be advertised in the
future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule Is to re-
uest, n writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent ol
Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall
specify how theperson requesting the public hearing would be affected by the pro-
posed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall giveaffected persons
an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consider-
ation.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constifuting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing,
to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to Incorporate them Into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference Into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify the Superintendent of Schools'at 863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or work-
shop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be iled in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e),F.S.
308097 CN 1/22,29;2/5 CB 2/5/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certif-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which i was as-
sessed arq as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
825 2006 1-13-44-32-A00-0055-0100 JesusM.Ayala
I 1
The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-qarter ofthe
Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an access road of the
West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 5605, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an un-
recorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd
Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday
In the month of January, which Is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry Count, Florida
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NOTICE FOR BIDS
Pt LaBelle Community Development District will accept sealed bid proposal up to
4:00 P.M., February 2,2009, for the sale of a 1997 Ford F-150 4 x 4 ruck In "as Is"
condition.
Anyone Interested may submit a proposal to the District office at 3293 Dellwood
Terrace, Port LaBelle, or mall to PO, box 1605, LaBelle, Florida 33935. For addition-
al Information call 863-675-5770 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Mon-
day Friday.
The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause and to
accept the bid that, In Its judgment, will be In the best Interest of the District.
Lester B. Balrd, Sr.
General Manager
Port LaBelle Community Development District
307747 CB/CGS 1/22/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank I & June E. Harben, holder of the follow-
g certificate, has fed said certificate for a lax deed to be Issued thereon. The cr-
ticate number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
523 2006 1-27-43-29-010-00F2-0440 Hlda Calzada, Dolorez Deleon,
Santiago Milagros,& Lissete Mollna Lopez
From the Inlerseclion of the North line of Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29
East, Hendry County, Florida with the centerllne of State Road 29, run South 3 45'
East along the center line of State Road 29 a distance of 2,499.30 feet to the Polnlt-
ol-Beglnning; thence North 86 34' East, 450 feet; thence South 3 45' East, 75 feet;
thence Sout 86 34' West, 450 feet; thence North 3 45' West 75 feet to the Point-al-
Beginning. LESS tha Westerly 50 feet for right-of- way of State Road 29, being In
Sectillon 9, Township 44 Soulh, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, and com-
monly known as Blisness Lots 44, 45 and 46, SectionF-2, LaBelle Ranchaees.
Less and except Gas, 011i and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the properly described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Olce, 2nd Floor,
Admnistrallon Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday In the
month of February, which Is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 241h day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hondry County, Florida
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-812-CA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC
Plaintiff
Vs.
JOSE A. PACHECO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JOSE A. PACHECO; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONS SYS-
TEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUN-
TRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., and
any unknown heirs, devises, grant-
es, creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under any of the
above named Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk o the Circuit Court of
Handry County, Florida, will en the
28thldayof January, 2009, at 11:00
o'clock AM, at the Frnt of the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court In the
Hodry County Courthouse, being the
2nd Floor hallway of the Hendry
County Courthouse Building, LaBella,
Florida, offer for sale and sell at
public
outcry tothe highest and best bidder
for cash, the following described
prop-
erty situate in Hendry County, Florida:
Lot 14, Block 2204, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 7, according to the plat thereof,
as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116,
of the Public Records of Hendry
County,Florda.
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered In
a case pending in said Court, the
of which Is Indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an
interest
in the surplus, if any, resulting from
the foreclosure sale, other than the
property owner as of the date of the
Ps ndaens, must file a claim on
same with the Clerk of Court
within 60
days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 7th day of January,
2009.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation In order to
participate in this proceeding,
you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the
prevE-
slon of certain assistance. Please
contact the Deputy Court Admin-
istrator
who office is located at Hendry
County
Courthouse, 125 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle,
Florida 33935 and whose phone num-
ber ls (941)675-5217, within 2 work-
nlg days of your receipt of this
Notice;
if you are hearing or votiea mpaired,
call 1-800-955-8771
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk"
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
CASE NO. 26-200-CA-000836
MARK MOLBEGAT
Plaintiff
Vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.,'et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
JANUARY 5, 2009, entered in Case
No. 26-2008-ca-000836 of the Circuit
Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit
in and for Hendry County, Florida
wherein Pilar Home Developers, Inc., a
Florida Corporation, VioancaP. Agullar,
Beatriz Djebell Pares, Ricardo Ortiz,
Maria Ortz are Defendants;Iwil sellto
the highest and best bidder for cash In
the Hallway in the front of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court Administration Build-
ing, 25 Hictkochee Ave., LaBelle,
Florida at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on JANU-
ARY 28, 2009 thefollowing described
property as set forth In said FinarJudg-
ment, to-wit:
The West 1/2 of the Southeast /4 of the
Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of
the Northwest 1/4 of Section 14,
Township 44 south, Range 32 East,
Hendry ounty, Florida, also known as
Lot 3 3365 in MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES.
edata LaBelle, Florida this JANUARY
7,2009
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the ls pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/sI/T. HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
307354 CGS 1/15,22/2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000837
MARK MOLBEGAT
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., at al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TOCHAPTR45S
NOTICE IS HEREBY.GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 5,2009, entered in Case No.
26-2008-CA-000837 of the Circuit
Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit
In and for Hendry County, Florida
wherein Pilar Home Developers, Inc., a
Florida Corporation, Vlanca R Aguilar,
Bealriz Debelli Perez, Ricardo Ortiz,
Maria Ortz areDefendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash In
the Hallway In the front of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court Administration Build-
ing, 25 Hickpochee Ave.; LaBelle,
Florida at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on Janu-
ary 28, 2009, the following described
property as settorth n said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
The East 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the
Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of
the Northwest 1/4 of Section 15,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida, also known as
Lot #3142 in MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES.
Dated at LaBelle, Florida this Jan 8,
2009
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, If.any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/D HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
307411 CN 1/15,22/2009
NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that on 1/24/2009
at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF STOR-
AGE, 1025 Commerce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Public
Sale by competitive bidding, the personal
property heretofore stored with the un-
dersigned by:
Jose Herrera Jr. B-8
Misc. Items
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Misc. Items


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certll-
ca e, hs filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thoreon. The cerllflicat
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which it was as-
sessed areas follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
689 2006 1-33-43-31-A00-0087-0000. Sebrln Stevenson
The Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quar-
ter of the Northwest onequarter of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida. LESS the North 20.00 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an ease-
rent for an access road of the East 30.00 feel thereof. Also known as Lot 295, PIO-
NEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday In the
month of January, which is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Heddry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
389 2006 1-17-43-29-040-0000-0060 Noe. A. Cantu & Marilu G. Cantu
Lols15,16,17,18 and the North 40 feet of Lot 19, BOOTH's SUBDIVISION, accord-
Ing to the plat thereof, recorded in the Plat Book 1, Page 21, Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Ofice, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday In the
month of January, which Is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Heandry County, Florida
304744 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09

Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity
In the 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland
To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals
This Is to give notice that Hendry County has conducted an evaluation as required
boExecutive Orders 11988 and 11990 In accordance with HUD regulations at 24
CR 55.20.to determine the potential affect that its activities In the floodplain and
wetland will have on the environment for the County's two (2) CDBG grants (ODB-
AS0 and 08DB-H03) projects.
Hendry County intends to undertake two (2) projects to be funded by a Florida Small
Cities Community Development Block Grants (08D-A08 and 08DB-HD3). The
County intends to secure the release of Community Development Block Grant funds
under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act, as amended, to un-
dertake the two projects. The release of funds will be obtained from the Florida De-
artment of Community Affairs, CDBG Division. The proposed projects Involve the
rehabilitation and/or demolition and replacement construction of housing units that
already exist in the floodplain. All work will be In unincorporated Hendry County.
It has determined that It has no practicable alternative otherthan to proceed with the
work. The rehab/demo/replacement activities will have no significant impact on the
environment for the following reasons:
The homes to be served are already located In the loodplain, therefore, all work
will be undertaken on existing properties already owned by private homeown-
ers.
Although the projects are located In the 100 year floodpialn, the Improvements
cannot be undertaken In any other location duet the scope of the project. There
Is, therefore, no practicable alternative.
The proposed Improvements conform to applicable floodlain protection standards.
The proposed action will not affect natural or beneficial floodplain values, and resi-
dents of the community will benefit from the project. All Improvements will be made
to owner-occupied housing units already located In the floodplain Failure to provide
these Improvements could result in continued substandard housing In Hndry
County.
Additional agencies involved in this project include the Florida Department of Com-
munity Affairs, the U.S. Deprtment of Housing and Urban Development and Hendry
County Building and Zoning Department
Written comments must be received by Hendry County, Post Office Box 2340, La-
Belle, Florida 33975-2340.ATTN: Ron Zimmerly on or before Tuesday, February
10, 2009. Mr. Zimmerly's may also be contacted by telephone at 863-675-5264 or
at the Hendy County Administration Buildng, 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida A
more detailed description f the project and the FIA flood maps are avallablefor citi-
zen review at Mr. Zimmerly office located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.
DATE ISSUED -January22, 2009
JANET B. TAYLOR
Environmental Certifying Official
Hendry County Board of Commissioners Chair
308008 CB/CN 1/22/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certif-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
773 2006 1-36-43-31-010-O00N-0070 Todd James, LLC
The Southwest one-quarterof the Northeast one-quarter ofthe Southwestone-quar-
ter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 43 South, Range 31 East,
Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 7, Block N, PIONEER PLANTATION, an
unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold toithe highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday In the
month of January, which is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304743 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
THE AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION GRANTED TO
AMERIMIX INDUSTRIES, INC.
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at 5:0 p.m., Clewlston
City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewlston, Florida, to consider an ordinance to
revoke the ad valorem lax exemption granted to Amerlmlx Industries, Inc. entitled as
follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY
COUNT FLORIDA, REVOKING THE AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION GRANTED TO
AMERIMIX INDUSTRIES, INC., PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO. 2007- 14 AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All persons wishing to be heard on this Issue may appear at said meeting. If a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any mat-
ter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record aof the proceedings Is made, which record Includes the testimony and evi-
dance upon which the appeal Is to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance Is available for Inspection on weekdays be-
tween the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Clerk, 2nd Floor,
Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpooches Avenue, LaBolle, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
308160 CN/CB 1/22/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certiflli-
cate, has filed said cert ficate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certilcate
number, year of Issuanice, description ofl properly and the name In which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1022 2006 1-22-44-32-010-0001-0070 Red Head Dreams Holdings, lnc.
Lot 7, Blck 1 in MONTUR RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the
plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 3; Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except, Gas, Ol and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida.


Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder.at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBlle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday In the
month of February, which is the 1lth day of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008.


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Hendry County, Florida


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certlll-
cte hao illledisald certlllcate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. Tho certificate
number, year of Issuance, descrlptlon of property and the name In which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICHASSESSED


850 2006 1-13-44-32-AO-0132-00100 Ivy
The East One-half the Southeast one-quarter of the South
Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of S
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to
cess road o the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easier
of the East 30 lest thereof. Also known as Lot 3686 In Mon
Less and except, Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the C
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on th
month of February, which Is the 19th day of February, 200
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008.



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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Merlot I1l, LLC, holder of the lollowlng certificate,
has filed said cerifillllcale for a tax deed to be Issued Ihereon. The cerlltilcatle number,
year of Issuance, descrlptlon of property and the name In which It was assessed
are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
915 2006 1-14-44-32-AOO-0131-00OO Efrain Contreras & Paula Contre-
ras


ectin 13,wnuhip The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the
an easement for ans-p Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44
nnl for an access road South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
ntura Ranch Estates. coss road ofat the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3424, MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision.
by plor owner Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
oa Fllorida. All of said property being In the County of Hendry, Stale of Florida.
Y, the propydescribed
lerk's ice, 2nd Floor Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
he Third Thursday in th 1 in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
I i uraAdministratlion Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the
month of February, which Is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008.
arbBarbara S.S.ut
Clerk of Circuit Court Barbara S, Butler
HendryCon, Florida Clerk of Clrcult Court
Hendry County, Florida Hendry County, Florida.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verdot VI, LLC, holder of the following certllcate,
has flied said certlllicate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon, The certfllcate number
year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which it was assesse
are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2751 2006 4-10-43-29-060-2345-0220 James Louis Kengla
Lot 22, Block 2345, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Flori-
da.
Less and except, Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State of Florida:.
Unless such certlticate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday In the
month of February, which s the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated thls 24th day of December, 2008.


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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Bank Aflandlc Attn: J. Chin, holder of the follow-
Ing ertifcate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The cer-
tiicate number,year of issuance, description of property and the name In which It
wasassessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2161 2006 3-01-43-34-010-0436-0070 Elvira Gonzalte
Lots 7 & 8, Block 436 of the subdivision of Block 111 In the City of Clewlston, Flor-
da. according toithe plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 24, Public Records
of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certiflcate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Offce, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, Lalle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the
month of February, which Is'the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
endy Conty, Florida
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-000163
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC
"Plaintiff
vs.
RALPH CONSTANT, st al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RALPH CON-
STANT
Last Known Address: 428 Avenue F 5 &
6, Moore Haven, FL 33471
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
follow-
ing described property:
LOT 3, BLOCK 25, OF THE CITY OF
MOORE HAVEN, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to it, on Marshall
C. Watson, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address Is 1800 NW 49th
STREET, SUITE 1:20, FT. LAUDER-
DALE, FL 33309 an or before
February
13,200, a date which is within thirty
(30) after the first publication of this
Notice In the GLADES COUNTY
DEMO-,
CRAT and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service
on Plaintiff's attorney or Immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded In the complaint.
In accordance with'the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA,
Disabled
persons who, because of their
isabllitles, needlspecial accom-
moda-
tlons to participate In this proceeding
should contact the Senior Deputy
clerk
Administration Whose Post office Is
Located at the Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112,1700 MONROE
STREET, FT. MYERS, FL 33901, tele-
hne (239)335.2299 or 1-
000955-8771 (ITDD) or.1
800 955-8770 Via FL. Relay Service,
no later than 5 days prior to the Court
Date.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 8th day of January, 2009.
Joe Flint
As Clerk of the Court
By/s/Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
307451 CGS 1/15,22/2009

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2008-109-CA
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA
Plalnttf
vs.
GILBERTO CLAROS A/K/A GILBERTO
CLAROS HERNANDEZ, et al,
Detendant(s)
NOTICE OFACTION
TO: GILBERTO CLAROS A/K/A GILBER-
TO CLAROS HERNANDEZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 2701 BEE
BRANCH LAKES DRIVE, LABELLE, FL
33935
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: ROSA CLA-
ROS, 2701 BEE BRANCH LAKES DR.,
LABELLE, FL 33935
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAL OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in HENDRY County, Florida:
BEGIN 1550 FEET NORTH PLUS 47.50
FEET WEST OF THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 42
SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE WEST ONE-
HALF OF LOT 451, NORTH LABELLE
HEIGHTS, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 16, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING
AND BEING IN HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, THENCE WEST 82.50 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 125 FEET THENCE
EAST 82.50 FEET THENCE SOUTH 125
FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO
KNOWN AS'THE WEST ONE-HALF OF
LOT 451, ALL OF LOT 462, AND THE
EAST 15 FEET OF LOT 453, NORTH LA-
BELLE HEIGHTS.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MO-
BILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, SERI-
AL NUMBER SBHGA1510501390A &
SBHGA1510501390B.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses within 30 days alter the first
publcaton, If any, on Florida Default Law
Group, PL. Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file
the original with IhlaCourt either before
service on Plalntlff;s attorney or Immedi-
ately thereafter otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the rellof de-
manded In the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once a
week for two consecutive weeks In the
Clewiston News,
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court on this 13th day of January, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Court
By: s/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group P.L.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, FL 33622-5018
NMNC-FHA-R-khartmaler -F008004192
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needin a spe-
cial accommodation to participate In
this prqceedlng should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator whose of.
fice Is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, tale-
phono .number (813)335-2299;
1-800-955-8771 (TOD) or
1-800-955-8770 v), via Florida Relay
Service, not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceedlng,
307850 CGS1/22,29/09
PUBLIC NOTICE
The regular meeting of the Board of Su-
pervisors of Flaghole Drainage District
has been scheduled for Friday, January
30 2009 at 9:00 am. The meeting will be
held at Hillard Brothers of Florida office
located at 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewls-
ton, FL.
Joe Marlin Hllilard
Supervisor
Flaghole Dralnage District
308267 CN 1/22/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certlfl-
cale, has tiled said certillcate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the nanTe In which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT, NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1091 2006 1-22-44-32-010-0044-0090 Almaram Maharal &
RIshmanle Maharal
Lot 9, Block 4, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38,and 39, Public Records of Hend-
ry County, Florida.
Less and except, Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, Stale of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the
month of February, which Is the 19th doy of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008.


1305370 CGS 1/22.29:2/5.12/09


I Pui -i


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certifl-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The certlfiate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which i was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
872 2006 1-13-44-32-A00-0208-0100 Madelyn Balceiro
The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the
Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road of the East 30 feet thereof.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record..
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday In the
month of January, which Is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
304736 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder'of the following certifi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deedto be Issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name In which It was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
837 2006 1-13-44-32-A00-0104-0000 Rosa M. Bogardus &
Arturo Bogardus
The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter ofthe Northeast one-quarterof the
Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Townshlp 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an ac-
cess road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 3646, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except, Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property bdng in the County of Hendry,.State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday In the
month of February, which Is the 19th day of February, 2009.
Dated this 24th day of December, 2008.


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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sauternes V, LLC, holder of the following certfi-
cate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
602 2006 1-14-43-31-010-0000-0280 Michael J. Thompson
Lot 28, GREENWOOD FOREST UNIT NO. 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 5, Pages 123 and 124, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being In the County of Hendry, State ol Floroda.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
In such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor,
Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday In the
month of January, which is the 29th day of January, 2009.
Dated this 10th day of December, 2008.
Barbara S. ButSer
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry Coanty, Florda
304746 CGS 1/1,8,15,22/0191__________


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING
COR'FIF/A GREEN TREE FINANCIAL
SERVICING CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
VS. CASE NO. 08-1123-CA
LORENZO SHELTON SR. AK/A LOREN-
ZO SHELTON; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LORENZO SHELTON SR.,
AK/A LORENZO. SHELTON; MARY
SHELTON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MARY L. SHELTON; IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AN ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; PRIME AC-
CEPTANCE CORP.; SATE OF FLORI-
DA; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DE-
FENOANT(S); UNKNOWNTENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2
Defendant(s) .
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LORENZO SHELTON SR. A/K/A LO-
RENZO SHELTON; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LORENZO SHELTON SR.
A/K/A LORENZO SHELTON; MARY L.
SHELTON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MARY L. SHELTON; IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF
SAID DEFENDANT(S) IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS AND TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANT(S)
Whose residence are/ls unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answe or written defenses, II any, in
the above proceeding with the
Clerk ofh
this Court, and to serve a copy
thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, Law
es of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King
Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328,
telephone (813)915-8660, facsimile
(813)915-0559, within thirty days of
the first publication of this Notice, the
nature of this proceedlng being a suit
.for foeclosure of mortgage against
the
following described property, to wit:
LOT 10 BLOCK E HARLEN ADDITION
NO. 8, PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 136 AND
137 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENORY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To Include a:
1996 GREEN BOAT TRAILER, VIN
FLFLS70A23680GH31 AND
71292777
1996 GREEN BOAT TRAILER; VIN
FLFLS70B23680GH31 AND
71292776
A/K/A
2600 9TH STREET
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
II you fall to file your answer or written
defenses In the above proceeding, on
plaintif's attorney, a default will
bn en-
tered against you for the relief de-
nfanded In the Complaint or Petition.
DATE at HENDRY County this 13th
day of
January, 2009
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By/s/D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990:
In accordance with the American with
Disablilties Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact ASA Coordinator no later
Ihan seven (7) days prior to the ro-
ceeding. If you are hearing Impaored
call 1800-955-8771 (TD);, or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
307771 CGS 1/22,29/2009

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PUBLIC NOTICE
The regular meeting of the Board of Su-
pervIsors of Hendry Hilllard Water
Control Distrct has been scheduled for
Friday, January 30,2009 at 9:00 am.
The meeting will be held at Hllard
Brothers of Florida office located at
5500 Flaghole Roe;Itfltwistna; FL.
Joe Marlin Hilllard
Supervisor
Hendry- Hilllard Water Control Dis-
trict
308263 CN 1/22/09

PUBLIC NOTICE
The regular meeting of the Board of Si-
pervsors of Sugaiand Drainage District
has been scheduled for Friday, January
30, 2009 at 9:00 am. The meeting will be
held at HIlllard Brothers of Florida office
located at 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewls-
ton, FL
Joe Marlin HIllard
Supervisor
Sugadand Drainage District
308264 CN 1/22/09


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


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Faghole
Drainage District, and In accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and
law Amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of Flaghole Drainage
District, for the year 2008, will be held at the office of Hilliard Brothers of Florida,
Ltd., 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida on January 30, 2009 at 9:00am, for the
purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting;
Addifionally, this notice advises that, If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Flaghole Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any
matter considered althis meeting. He will need a record ofthe proceedings and that,
for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
Is made. Which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
Is to be based.
Board of Supervisors
Flaghole Drainage District
By: Joe Marlin Hilliard
President
308268 CN 1/22/09


NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING
NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
HendryCounty, Florda(the"County")hereby prvidesnotice,pursuanttoSection
197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of s Intent to use the uniform method of collect-
ing non-ad valorem special assessmentsto be levied within the Banyan Village area,
Port LaBelle Plat Units 10-13,within the unincorporated area of the County, for capl-
tal costs associated with construction of waterines for Banyan Village and service
assessments for maintenance of such water lines commencing with he Fiscal Year
beginning on October 1, 2009, and continuing each year until discontinued by the
County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the sIT-
form method ot collecting such asssasments authord by Section 197.3632, FIoH
da Statutes, a public hearing to be held at 5:00 I.. on January 27, 009, In.t
County Commission Chambers, 25 E. HIckpoochbiAvenue, LaBella, Flofda: 'Sut
resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the
boundaries'of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of
resolution, which contains the lega description of the real property subject to the
levy, are on fle at the County Administrator's Office, 165 S. Lee Stret, LaBele,
Florida. AllI nterestedpersons are Invited to attend.
Inthe vent any erson decides to appeal any decision bythe County with respect
toany matter rlang to the consideraton of the resolution at the above-referenced
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing Is
made, which record Includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to
be based. In accordance with the Americans with DisabilitiesAct, persons needing a
special accommodation or an Interpreter to participate In this proceeding should
contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of
the hearing.
Janet B.Taylor, Chair
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
305123 CB/CN 1/1,8,15,22/09


I b i N i


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


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Corps adjusts Lake 0 releases


The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers, Jacksonville District began
redistributing Lake Okeechobee
water releases at 7 a.m. on Dec.
15.
Water managers discontinued
releases to the St. Lucie Canal and
adjusted the constant release to
the Caloosahatchee Estuary from
450 to 650 cubic feet per sec-
ond (cfs) as measured from W.P
Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79).
The adjustments help maintain
salinity concentrations in both
estuaries, which are appropriate
for sustaining the health of the
estuary.
The on January 19, the lake
stage measured at 13.64 feet
(NGVD), more than a foot below
where it was after Tropical Storm
Fay occurred in September, and
about four feet higher than it was
a year ago.
In determining whether releas-
es from Lake Okeechobee should
or should not be made, water
managers look at a variety of fac-
tors. For example, it appears that
low-level releases of 200 cfs to the
St. Lucie Canal are not needed for
the environmental health of the


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


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Hoedown at First Christian


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


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Number of musical
groups set to
perform

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


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Thursday, January 22, 2009


Serving the community ake Okeechobee


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


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







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School briefs


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


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

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


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


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

Clewiston Middle
School
Tuesday nights at Beef's
Clewiston Middle School
and Beef O'Brady's invite you to
Tuesday Nights at Beef's. For the
month of January only, 15% of
your bill will be donated to CMS


to raise funds to purchase books
for the Read Aloud Initiative.
This fundraiser cannot be
combined with any other dis-
count or offer. Be sure to tell
your server that you have the
coupon, which will be available
at Beef's and sent home with the
students when they return after
the Christmas vacation. Students'
names on the coupons will be en-
tered into a drawing for an MP3
player. Clewiston Middle School
thanks everyone especially Beef


O'Brady's, for their support of our
reading project.

Central

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


Submitted photo

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


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Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant


wishes in Hendry/Glades County


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


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


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


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


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


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Thursday January 22 2009


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Arrest Report


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



Kevin Hudson, 18


*Belle Glade
-Robbery with
weapon
Arrested Jan. 17
Released Jan. 18



Toriano Rutledge, 24

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


Emilio Villarreal, 18

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


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


Willie Corley, 21


Lawrence Baker, 22 Santiago Ramirez, 27


*South Bay -
*VOP: Aggravated
battery intended
harm
Arrested Jan. 18
No bond set


Rodney King, 29
*Clewiston
-Property damage
-criminal mischief
$200 to $1,000
*Larceny theft is
between $300 to


Arrested Jan. 14
Arrested by Tiffany
Arnold


*South Bay
*Smuggle
contraband into
prison -cellular
phone portable
communication
device
Arrested Jan. 15
Bond set for $3,000


Rafael A. Gonzalez, 63


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


Ernest Jones, 18


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


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

Audrey Carey, 47

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


Bobby Laws, 54

*South Bay
*Burglary while
armed
-Aggravated
assault with a
firearm
Arrested Jan. 14
No bond set

Marco Rosales, 22


*Clewiston
* FTA: felony
offense
Arrested Jan. 12
Arrested by Bonnie
Weaver


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Ezell Latimore, 31


No Picture
Available


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


Reginald Carrington, 22

*Belle Glade
Aggravated battery
cause bodily harm
or disability
Arrested Jan. 16
No bond set


Thelma Clay, 51

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


Raymond Allen, 38


Glewiston
*Smuggling
contraband into a
detention facility
Arrested Jan. 14
Arrested by Deputy
Terri Hessler


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

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

Javaris Wallance, 20

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

Virgilio Lanchinebre, 53


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


Jermiah Jenkins, 26

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

Taquanza Brown, 20

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


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

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


Crime Stoppers __


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


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


GaryDavis.


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Briefs cont.


Commerce. A mandatory meet-
ing will be held January 29 for
both parents and contestants at
the Clewiston Inn upper porch
at 7 p.m. Please bring your ap-
plication, entry fee and copy of
birth certificate to this meeting. A
$4,000 scholarship is awarded to
the new Miss Sugar.

Volunteer's needed
CREW is still helping Hendry
and Glades county residents re-


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


cover from Hurricane Wilma,
Tropical Storm Ernesto and Tropi-
cal Storm Faye. We need skill vol-
unteers to do home repairs. Ma-
terial donations are also needed.
Call Renee at 863-983-2390 to
volunteer.

Visit the Downtown

City Market
The City Market, sponsored by


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


the Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce and the City of Clewistpn
Recreation Department, is lo-
cated at the Civic Park right in the
middle of town.
The City Market will be held on
Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
We invite you to come to the
City Market to visit with your
neighbors, meet our local farm-
ers and businesses, and enjoy a
morning of food, fun and friend-


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


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

Ladies VFW Dinners
The Ladies Auxiliary to the


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


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The menu is different each
week and dinners are available
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a $7 do-


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983-9748 to get the menu and
to place your order. The Post is
located at 501 S. Francisco St.,
Clewiston.


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


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


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


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


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


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


School employee reduction



+ at school district


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


INI Florida United Way of
Lee, Hendry, and Glades and Con-
sumer Credit Counseling Services
are looking' for volunteers to help
expand the Volunteer Income Tax
Preparation (VITA) program in
our community. VITA is the na-
tional free income tax assistance
program for low to moderate
income families and individuals.
VITA volunteers will help individ-
uals and families prepare and file
their returns and assist them in ac-
quiring earned income tax credits
for which they may qualify.
The United Way Volunteer
Center is currently recruiting


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


volunteers to serve as greeters,
screeners or tax preparers. Free
training will be provided. Volun-
teers will complete a certification
online and software training will
be provided by the Internal Rev-
enue Service.
VITA will be offered in Lee,
Hendry, and Glades counties
through a partnership with United
Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades,
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vices and the Internal Revenue
Service. There will be several sites
in Lee County, including Cape Cor-
al, Lehigh, Ft. Myers and East Fort
Myers. lvo additional sites will


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


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