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CLEWIS


Vol. 84 No. 7


Thursday, August 20, 2009


EWS


50 Plus tax


News in briefs

Hooker's Point
Community meeting
On Thursday, Aug. 20 a com-
munity meeting for Hooker's Point
will be held at the Hendry County
Fairgrounds office beginning at 6
p.m. Community members are en-
couraged to attend this meeting.

Appleseed Shooting
There will be a Appleseed
Shooting on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 at
the Hendry County Gun Range.
Learn the skills and techniques
necessary to shoot proficiently.
Women and children are free, men
will be a fee of $70. For more infor-
mation visit: www.appleseedinfo.
org.

Flaghole Community
See Briefs Page 2

Lake Level


13.98 feet
above sea level


Index


Classifieds ........ .. ...... ....... .. 15
Public Forum 2
Sports 3
Schools ...... ....... . ...-.. ........ .. 11
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Former Jail


administrator jailed
FDLE: Official took dozens of inmates now housed at
the facility, and as a result has the
$120,000 by most comprehensive knowledge
falsifying more than of the facility's operations than
any other inmate at the LaBelle
100 checks facility.
It was that knowledge, inves-
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza tigators with the Florida Depart-
and Patty Brant ment of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
Clewiston News contend, that may have convinced
her that taking $120,000 out of the
LABELLE -- In a strange twist sheriff's office budget would be
in the life of noticed by no one else but her.
Susan Enrg- English is charged with grand
lish, Hendry theft and official misconduct for
C ou n t y s her alleged role in falsifying a total
former jail of 107 checks for personal use.
administra- Kristen Perezluha, FDLE
tor under spokeswoman, said her agency
Ronnie Lee, had been contacted by the lo-
the 52-year cal sheriff in March of this year,
booked wasinto prompting the investigation.
booked into FDLE looked at the time period
the very fa- between March 2006 and October
cility that, until Tuesday morning, 2008.een March 2006 and October
she had the task of overseeing. "We opened up an investiga-
The administrator had been
responsible for taking care of the See Jailed Page 24


Higher education: Part


By Patty Brant
INI Florida
The Edison State College Hen-
dry-Glades site is poised to usher
in a partnership with the surround-
ing community.
In fact, the collaboration of the
school and the community is Dr.
Pat Land's top priority. Dr. Land is
the Charlotte Campus President.
She took over the Hendry/Glades
campus last August.
Dr. Land said her ultimate goal
is for the community to develop
a feeling of ownership of the col-
lege. She wants the community to
feel at home there, treating it as a


central part of its life. She not only
envisions it as a favorite place for
meetings and events, but as the
center for equipping a qualified
workforce.
Dr. Land looks forward to a
time when LaBelle will be con-
sidered a "college town" with in-
tegration between the college and
the community as a whole.
The Hendry/Glades campus
has two full time instructors -
Math and English along with a
number of part time instructors
in various classes. Although the
Hendry/Glades campus has a lim-
ited staff, EC maximizes its teach-


Looking for a winning season
The Clewiston Cougars football organization has produced a
number of winning teams in the past. They intend on continuing
the tradition. See Page 3 for full story.


nering with EC Campus
ing resources by sharing expertise on-site classes, two-way audio-
between campuses. In addition video hook-ups will provide a link
to LaBelle, students are attracted to ongoing main campus classes.
to this campus from Clewiston, No access to a computer at
Moore Haven and Immokalee. home no longer bars the way to
For about ten years, the Hen- a higher education. Students who
dry/Glades site, which until this do not have a computer at home
month was located on the LaBelle may use an open computer lab on
High School campus, held night campus, affording them access to
classes with a part-time faculty that important resource.
only. By contrast, when classes Hendry-Glades students will
only. By contrast, when classes also have access to a quiet room
begin on August 24, the new cam for individual study and a group
pus will provide daytime classes study room for projects and open
for the first time, in addition to the discussion.
on-site evening and distance learn- Students may make an ap-
ing classes local EC students have
become accustomed to. For small See Campus Page 24


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Local Weather


Local resident graduates from Naval Academy


Weather Forecast for Hendry County
from the National Weather Service.
Clewiston and surrounding
areas:
Thursday: A 30 percent
chance of showers and thun-
derstorms after 2pm. Partly
cloudy, with a high near 91.
Southeast wind between 5 and 8 mph.
Thursday Night: A 20
percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms before
2am. Partly cloudy, with
a low around 79. East wind around 8


Extended Forecast:
Friday: A 50 percent r-r
chance of showers and thun-
derstorms after noon. Partly -
cloudy, with a high near 92. m
East wind around 8 mph.
Friday Night: A 20 per- -
cent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Partlycloudy,
with a low around 76. East
wind around 7 mph.
Saturday: A 50 percent rp
chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. Partly cloudy,
with a high near 93. South
wind around 7 mph.
Saturday Night: A 30
percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Partly
cloudy, with a low around
76.
Sunday: A 50 percent Frr
chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. Partly cloudy,
with a high near 93.
Sunday Night: A 30 per -
cent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 76.
Monday: A 50 percent
chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. Partly cloudy, -
with a high near 89.



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Clewiston News
Serving Eastern Hendry County
Since 1923

To Reach Us
Address: 820 West Sugarland IIwy Suite 5,
Clewiston, Florida 33440
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To Submit News
The Clewiston News welcomes submissions
from its readers. Opinions, calendar, items.
stories, ideas and photographs aie welcome,
Call (863)983-9148 to reach our newsroom
Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed The
deadline for all news items is 12 p m
Monday prior to the following Thuisday's
publication,
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Navy Seaman Recruit Johnathan P. Cole-
man, son of Letha D. Weekley of Clewiston,
Fla., recently completed U.S. Navy basic
training at Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Cole-
man completed a variety of training which
included classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire-


fighting, water safety and survival, and ship-
board and aircraft safety. An emphasis was
also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is
"Battle Stations". This exercise gives re-
cruits the skills and confidence they need
to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is
designed to galvanize the basic warrior at-
tributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork


Clubs and organizations


Back to School Food for

thought
A Back to School Food for Thought event
will be held at the People Who Care Park in
Harlem on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. Free hot dogs and drink give-a-way.
Sponsored by Harlem Enrichment Commit-
tee.

Men's Softball League
A meeting will be held on Aug. 25 under
the pavilion at the Clewiston baseball fields
starting at 7 p.m. This meeting is for anyone
interested in the starting of a Men's Softball
League in September. For more information
please call Franky at 863-634-5997.


Hendry County Fair Steer

Weigh-In
All youth showing a steer in the Hendry
County Fair must attend a mandatory par-
ent/youth meeting prior to weigh-in on Sat-
urday, Aug. 29, at 9 a.m. at the Fairgrounds.
The weigh-in will be held on Saturday, Aug.
29, from 11 a.m. to noon. Minimum weight
is 550 lbs with a recommended weight of
600 lbs.

A.A. and N.A. Meetings
A.A. and N.A. meetings are being held
regularly on Mondays and Thursdays begin-
ning 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.


General News and Information


No trash pickup on Labor Day
There will be no trash pickup for resi-
dents in unincorporated Hendry County on
Monday, Sept. 7. Regular trash pickup will
resume on the next scheduled day. No Re-
cycle pickup in Felda. Recycle pickup will
resume on Monday, Sept. 14. If you have any
questions please call 863-675-5252.

On site Sewage Treatment

Disposal System meeting
An On-site Sewage Treatment Disposal
System (OSTDS) update and workshop will


To Place A Display Ad
Call (863)983 9148, deadline for all advertising is 12
p.m. Monday for the following Thursday's publih-
Fax: 1-863-983-7537
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Call (877)353-2424 to place a classified advertise
ment from home. The deadline for all advertis-
ing is 11 p m. Monday for the following
Thursday's publication.
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To Start or Stop A Paper
Phone: (800)282-8586
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The Clewiston News is delivered by mail to sub-
scribers on Thursday and is sold in racks and store
locations in the Clewistron area


be held at the Hendry County Department
of Health on Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. The Hendry
County Department of Health is located at
1140 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle.
OSTDS contractors, plumbers, and build-
ing contractors working in Hendry and
Glades counties are welcomed and encour-
aged to attend. It will be an opportunity to
voice concerns or ask questions regarding
code requirements, new code changes, and
compliance protocols of the program.
For more information you may contact
the Hendry County Department of Environ-
mental Health at: 863-674-4047, extension
155 Diane, or extension 154 Brian.


Call (800)282-8586 to report a missed news-
paper or poor delivery
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Staff
Editorial:
Editor Jose Zaragoza
Reporter: Nena Bolan
Reporter Naji Tobias
News Clerk: Ashley Smith


Advertising:
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Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
Adversing Manager Selena Eubanks
Advertising Services Melissa Agee

Independent Newspapers, Inc
Chairman, Joe Snmyth
President, Ed Dulmin
Vice President of Florida Operations' Tom Byrd
Executive Editor Katrmna Elsken
We Pledge...
* To operate this newspaper as a public trust,
* To help our community become a better
placeto le and work, digli our dedication
to conscientious journalsm.
* To provide the information citizens need
to make their own intelligent decisions
about public issues.
* To report the news with honesty, accuracy,
objectivity, fearlessness and compassion


and endurance in each recruit through the
practical application of basic Navy skills
and the core values of Honor, Courage and
Commitment. Its distinctly "Navy" flavor
was designed to take into account what it
means to be a Sailor.
Coleman is a 2008 graduate of Clewis-
ton High School of Clewiston, Fla.


Briefs cont.


meeting
On Thursday, Aug. 27 a Flaghole com-
munity meeting will be held at the Turning
Point Church of God located at 207 Pinelane
in Flaghole beginning at 6:30 p.m. All com-
munity members are encouraged to attend
this meeting. Topics discussed will be drain-
age, trash and mosquitoes problems.

Honoring Reception
The Harlem Academy Alumni Associa-
tion and Commissioner Janet B. Taylor in
conjunction with members of the Harlem
Community would like to invite you to a
reception honoring Ms. Janice Lee as the
new principal of Clewiston High School on
Friday, Aug. 21 beginning at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
at the Clewiston Inn. For additional informa-
tion please call 863-228-0612.

Back to School Supply Drive
Please bring your donations to any Sea-
coast National Bank now until Aug. 21 and
help local children. Donations will benefit
State of Fla Families at Risk and Hendry
Glades Behavorial Health Clinic.

Basket of Love Foundation
The ABM Elite Ladies Society is offering
baskets containing hygiene, cleaning sup-
plies and food items to victims of employ-
ment loss, foreclosure and financial hard-
ship with the last 30 days.
Baskets are free to anyone who is in need
of them, all that is needed is proof of finan-
cial hardship at the University & Theological
Seminary located at 525 East El Paso Ave in
Clewiston. For further information please
call 863-983-8505 ext. 0.


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opinion pages to facilitate
debate, not to dominate it
n opinions,


* To disclose our own conflicts of interest or
potential conflicts to our readers.
* To correct our errors and to give each cor
election to the pi eminence it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those we
write about,
* To treat people with courtesy, respect and
compassion.

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Clewiston's Pop Warner teams aims for bright season


Jamboree Classic is this
weekend (Aug. 22-23)

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
CLEWISTON Ready, set.
Go.
That's what the Clewiston Cougars foot-
ball program is looking forward to do, with
the season beginning this weekend.
The Pop Warner program's six teams are
the Tiny Mites, the Mighty Mites, the Junior
Pee-Wees, the Pee-Wees, the Jr. Midgets and
the Senior Midgets.
As the program looks to build on the suc-
cess it had from last year, one thing certainly
won't change: And that's focusing on the
fundamental basics, which have been key to
each team finishing with a winning record
last season.
Of all the six teams from 2008, it was the
Jr. Midgets who looked the strongest in the
Cougar program.
The Jr. Midgets (10-2 last season) won the
Peace River Conference championship with
a victory over the North Fort Myers Knights.
Unfortunately, that team lost the next
playoff game, a regional contest held in
Tampa.
The Sr. Midgets, who finished with a 6-3
record last season, qualified for the Peace
River Conference playoffs.
Meanwhile, the Pee Wees were 5-4 to fin-
ish the 2008 year, with a first round playoff
loss to the Englewood Wildcats.
As for the Jr. Pee-Wees, they fared even
better, reaching the Peace River Conference
championship game.
The Jr. Pee-Wees loss to the North Port


Mustangs in the championship put them at
9-2 to conclude the 2008 season.
Juan Norton, the Jr. Pee-Wees head
coach, likes to keep this upcoming year and
last in proper perspective.
With 27 players on Norton's team 12 re-
turning and are 15 newcomers he knows
anything can happen this season.
"Our strength is our defense," Norton
said on the Jr. Pee-Wees. "We're very young,
but we'll try to do what we did last season,
and that's sticking to the basics. It carried us
to the playoffs last season."
Cougars fans can expect to see simple
running and passing plays from the Jr. Pee-
Wees at this weekend's Jamboree Classic.
The offensive line will be a key determi-
nant in how far the Jr. Pee-Wees go this sea-
son, with many of them either moving up
from the Mighty Mites or playing football for
the first time.
Most of the returning players are on de-
fense, so it won't be much to ask the players
to stop the opposition's run and passing at-
tacks throughout the year.
The Jr. Pee-Wees, as well as the Pee-
Wees, the Jr. Midgets and the Sr. Midgets,
will be playing in the Jamboree preseason
game Saturday in LaBelle.
First half action will be played against
the LaBelle Longhorns, while the second
half is slated to see the four Cougars teams
and their counterparts from the Naples Hur-
ricanes get into action.
"We won't do anything spectacular this
weekend," Norton said.
The same can't exactly be said for the
Mighty Mites, as they finished last season
with an undefeated 8-0 record.
Incredibly, the Mighty Mites, who field 26
players, haven't lost a game in more than


INI/Naji Tobias
Two of Clewiston's Tiny Mites, Tyreeq Merit and Mike Johnson, engage in a
tackling drill during this past Monday's (Aug. 17) afternoon practice, held near
the John Boy Auditorium.


three years, according to April White, the
Cougars program secretary.
White simple sums up what's expected
from this team in 2009.
"For the Mighty Mites to lose a game this
season, it would be devastating not only to
the kids, but to the coaches as well," she
said.
The Tiny Mites, meanwhile, finished last
season 6-2, with both of its losses coming
to LaBelle.
Neither the Mighty Mites or the Tiny Mites
can qualify for the playoffs, as there's no sys-


INI/Naji Tobias
These Clewiston children prove that winning comes when you practice hard. Here they are, giving it their all.


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tern in place for it.
Nevertheless, both teams will grace Cane
Field on Sunday when they host the Jambo-
ree Classic.
And that's fine with White, who has been
impressed with all six teams thus far.
"All of them are stars," White said of the
Cougars players. "They've been practicing
real hard and now they're looking forward
to the Jamboree."
Here's the 2009 season schedule for the
Clewiston Cougars program:
Saturday, 8/29 @ 10 a.m. Clewiston
Cougars at Riverdale Wildcats (Away)
Saturday, 9/5 @ 10 a.m. Clewiston
Cougars vs. Lehigh Acres Raiders (Home)
Saturday, 9/12 @ 10 a.m. Clewiston
Cougars vs. Estero Mustangs (Home)
Saturday, 9/19 @ 10 a.m. Clewiston
Cougars at Naples Bears (Away)
Saturday, 9/26 @ 10 a.m. Clewiston
Cougars at Lake Placid Dragon (Away Rog-
er Scarborough Field)
Saturday, 10/3 @ 10 a.m. Clewiston
Cougars vs. LaBelle Longhorns (Home)
Saturday, 10/10 @ 10 a.m. Clewis
ton Cougars vs. Fort Myers Junior Firecats
(Home)
Saturday, 10/17 @ 10 a.m. Clewiston
Cougars at Cypress Lake Hornets (Away)
Saturday, 10/24 BYE
The Peace River Conference playoffs will
likely begin the week after Clewiston's bye.
For more information, you can visit the
Internet at www.google.com and type in
Peace River Conference on the toolbar.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be reached at nto-
bias@newszap.com.


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More Swine Flu deaths are confirmed in Florida


Additional laboratory confirmed HINI
Swine Flu deaths have been verified in that
of the following: A 27-year-old female in Os-
ceola County, a 28-year-old female in Hills-
borough County, a 25-year-old female in
Orange County, a 70-year-old female in Or-
ange County, a 45-year-old female in Dade
County, a 53-year-old male in Dade County, a
60-year-old male in Dade County, a 65-year-
old male in Dade County, and a 53-year-old
male in Lee County.
While most cases of HI N1 Swine Flu are
mild, there are exceptions.
Pre-existing health conditions often play
a role in how individuals react to the flu.
To-date, there have been 41 laboratory
confirmed H1NI Swine Flu deaths in Flor-
ida.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the
family and friends of these individuals," said
Surgeon General Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros.
"HIN1 Swine Flu, like seasonal flu, can in
some circumstances be very serious, there-
fore, all of us should continue to adhere to
good health practices including, stay home
if sick, cover cough and sneeze, and wash
hands frequently."
All four Department of Health laborato-
ries have received testing supplies from the
Center for Diseases Control and can test
samples to confirm HINI Swine Flu.


Health professionals are encouraging everyone to wash
quently to lessen the spread of diseases like Swine Flu.


This testing capability allows the Depart-
ment to expedite results as we no longer
need to send probable cases to CDC labo-
ratories.
The Department of Health continues en-
hanced surveillance and outreach to physi-
cians, hospitals and other health care profes-
sionals.
The surveillance system, consisting of
sentinel physicians, reporting influenza ac-
tivity, DOH laboratories receiving specimens
from physicians and hospitals and our ability
to monitor emergency room cases and over-


The World Health Organization (WHO)
alert level is at Phase 6 "pandemic."
The pandemic (WHO level 6) status is
based on geographic distribution and not
the severity of swine flu.
In effect the WHO is saying that swine flu
H 1N is now circulating world-wide.
The State Surgeon General provided
these recommendations:
People with respiratory illness should stay
home from work or school to avoid spread-
ing infections, including influenza, to others
in the community.

Photo/enctoday.com Avoid close contact with people who
their hands more fre- are coughing or otherwise appear ill.


the-counter drug sales is fully operational.
We have activated our response plan and
are ready to respond if needed.
Department of Health continues its en-
hanced surveillance with a network of senti-
nel physician providers.
These providers send selected samples of
laboratory specimens to state laboratories
for testing if they have patients with influen-
za-like illness (ILl).
These physicians also continue to re-
port weekly ILI cases to the Department of
Health.


Avoid touching your eyes, nose and
mouth.

Wash hands frequently to lessen the
spread of respiratory illness.

People experiencing cough, fever and fa-
tigue, possibly along with diarrhea and vom-
iting, should contact their physician.
If you think you have influenza, please
call your health care provider and discuss
whether you need to be seen in their office,
emergency department or stay home.


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Adalberto Magana, III, 18
CLEWISTON Adalberto Magana, Ill, age 18,
of Clewiston, passed away Aug. 17, 2009, in Fort
Myers.
He was born Oct. 6, 1990, in Pahokee, the son
of Adalberto Magana, Jr. and Soledad Miranda.
He was a Security Officer working for his step-
father's security company Padgett Security Com-
pany.
Survivors include: mother and stepfather, Sole-
dad Miranda and Ronnie Padgett of Clewiston;
father, Adalberto Magana Jr.; siblings, Starr
Dowd of Clewiston, Brandon Padgett of Okee-
chobee, and Brandi Padgett of Jennings.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday,
Aug. 19, in Saint Margaret's Catholic Church,
208 North Deane Duff, Clewiston, with Father
Marcial Garcia as presider. Interment was
Wednesday, Aug. 19, in Ridgelawn Cemetery,
Clewiston. Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 18, in
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, Florida
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.

Mary Ann Donaldson, 66
ORTONA Mary Ann (Wilson) Donaldson,
age 66, of Ortona, passed away Aug. 12, 2009,
in Cape Coral.
She was born Sep. 28, 1942, in Piney Flats,
Tenn., daughter of the late Forest Wilson and
Ann (Burton) Wilson. Mary Ann moved to the
area in 1986 from Tennessee. She worked as a
correctional officer and retired in 2008 from the
Hendry County Sheriff's Dept.
Survivors include her sons, Bill E. Donaldson
of Ortona, Michael Donaldson (Zonda) of La-
Belle; mother, Ann Wilson of Lehigh Acres; sis-
ters, Martha Pastor (Kenneth) of Ohio, Carolyn
Thomas of Kingsport, Tenn., Katie Wilson of
Piney Flats, Tenn.; and granddaughter, Melody
Donaldson. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Edward W Donaldson Jr. in 2000.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday,
Aug. 22, at Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle with
Troylene Hodges officiating. Interment will fol-
low in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
LaBelle.

Sharon Lee Chapman, 51
BELLE GLADE Sharon Lee Chapman, age
51, of Belle Glade, passed away Aug. 13, 2009,
in Belle Glade.
She was born Nov. 14, 1957, in Dayton, Ohio,
the daughter of Bertha Collins. Sharon worked
as a waitress but her real passion was caring for
her family.
Survivors include her husband, William E.
Chapman; three sons, Jimmy Pilon, Billy Cook,
and Cornelius Elwood Chapman; three daugh-
ters, Chrissy Pilon, Jean Pilon, and Sue "Boobie"
Crane; and one sister, Karen.
Memorial services were held Wednesday,
Aug. 19, in Akin-Davis Funeral Home- Clewiston
with Rev. Johnny Abercrombie officiating.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.


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Arrest Report


Alberto Ramos, 40


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


Kasey Ledbetter, 24

SClewiston
Larceny theft is $300 to $5,000
-Fraud impersonation attempt
use of ID of another person
without consent
Arrested Aug. 9
Arresting officer was CPD Officer
T Nleves

Omar Linus, 24


*Clewiston
*Possession of cocaine
Arrested Aug 14
Arresting officer was CPD Sgt.
Spence


*Clewiston
Nonmoving traffic violation -
driving with a suspended license
habitual offender
Arrested Aug. 13
Arresting officer was CPD Officer
J. Pilon


Scott Pagan, 30

Clewiston
'l Driving with a suspended/
Arrested Aug. 9
Arresting officer was FHP Trooper
Williams


Alvaro Vasquez, 43


No photo
available


Stanley Rodriguez, 24

-Belle Glade
SFraud illegal use credit cards
SBurglary while armed
SGrand theft from a dwelling
Arrested August 13
No bond set for release


Illianna Jacques, 19

I*Belle Glade
*Cruelty toward child -
aggravated abuse
Arrested August 14
Released August 15 on $2,000
bond


*Clewiston
'Battery felony or domestic
violence by strangulation
Arrested Aug. 7
Arresting officer was Deputy M
Quails


Shontisha Johnson, 17

'Belle Glade
SViolation of probation battery
on law enforcement officer, fire
fighter or emt
Arrested August 18
Bond set for $3,000


Fritzner Joseph, 21


r Belle Glade
*Assault with intent to commit
a felony
Arrested August 13
No bond set for release


J.C. Davis III, 28


Clewiston
'Battery felony battery resulting
in bodily harm or disability
Arrested Aug 9
Arresting officer was CPD Officer
J. Pilon


Jeffrey L. Westlake, 38

G Clewiston
'Crimes against a person -
harming a public servant or
family member
'Disorderly intoxication
Arrested August 16
CPD Officer Blackman was the
arresting officer
Gabriel Cruz, 27
Gabriel Cruz, 27


*Clewiston
*Aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon without intent
to kill
Arrested Aug. 16
CPD Officer Blackman was the
arresting officer


Rupert Barnett, 21


SBattery on police officer

*Corruption by threat public
official
Arrested August 12
No bond set for release

Cemuell A. Yarbrough, 33


**Belle Glade
*Possession of cocaine
Arrested August 16
No bond set


Johnathan Cavazos, 18

*Clewiston
Homicide willful killing murder
not premeditated
Damage property criminal
mischief over $1,000
Arrested August
Arresting officer was Deputy J
Soto

Gloria J. Atkins, 44

Clewiston
'Nonmoving traffic violation -
dnriving with a suspended license
habitual offender
Arrested Aug. 15
CPD Officer T Gonzalez was the
arresting officer


Tony Schultz, 49


*Belle Glade
*Grand theft
Arrested August 14
No bond set for release


Nathaniel Jackson, 43

'Belle Glade
SAggravated battery person
uses a deadly weapon
Arrested August 15
Released August 16 on $3,000
bond


Andrea Edwards, 39
Belle Glade
Sale of cocaine within 1,000
feet of a place of worship or
convenience
*Possession of cocaine
*TCATS operating while driver
license revoked habitual
Arrested August 12
No bond set for release


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Walk in the Past: The Treaty of Moultrie Creek


The day Seminoles
relinquished 24 million
acres to the United
States Government

By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
La Florida became a United States territo-
ry when the Adams-Onis Treaty was drawn
up in 1819.
In the terms of the treaty, the United
States relinquished claims to parts of Texas
and agreed to pay Spain $5 million for the
territorial rights to Spanish Florida.
Spain ratified the treaty in 1820 and the
United States ratified it in 1821.
The United States now owned La Florida,
a territory whose fertile lands awaited the
southern settler's plows and grazing cattle.
To the Southern settlers, the purchase of
Florida was indeed "Paradise" gained, but to
its Indian and black inhabitants, Florida had
become "Paradise Lost."
The Indian leaders knew they must now
comply with the new government's de-
mands, if there was to be peace between the
Seminole Nation and the United States.
The signatures on the Adam-Onis Trea-
ty's legal documents probably didn't have
sufficient time to dry before the American
representatives were asking the question,
"What are we going to do with the Seminole
Indians and blacks?"
The question was a valid, but very diffi-
cult one to answer because there were no
short-term resolutions to the Indian and
black problem in Florida.
In 1821, the United States became the
guardian of over 5,000 Seminole Indians liv
ing in Florida.
Their villages were scattered across
northern Florida and extended south to
Tampa Bay.
However, most of the Seminoles lived


between the Suwannee River and Alachua,
which was considered by some Americans
as one of the riches and most valuable ter-
ritories in Florida.
One of those Americans was William
P. DuVal, who was appointed Governor of
Florida in 1822.
He advocated whites should have the
rich farmlands and that the Florida Semi-
noles be relocated to Alabama, where some
of the Upper Creeks lived or further west to
the Mississippi.
President James Monroe disagreed with
DuVal's Indian Policy, but later started whis
tling a different tune when white settlers be-
gan pressuring him to remove the Indians
from Florida.
In 1823, President Monroe recommend-
ed the Indians be removed from Florida or
placed on reservations.
The lands out west hadn't been fully
explored by the United States government,
so Secretary of War Calhoun proposed that
commissioners be appointed to negotiate
with the Seminoles and obtain their agree-
ment to move to lands south of Charlotte
Harbor and Peace River.
Calhoun also granted the commission-
ers the authority to move the Indian land
boundary as far north as Tampa Bay, if the
lands south of Peace River were infertile.
Calhoun appointed James Gadson of
South Carolina, Bernardo Suqui of Florida
and William P. DuVal as the commissioners
to negotiate with the Seminoles.
The area selected for the negotiations was
on the north bank of Moultrie Creek, which
was about five miles from St. Augustine.
Approximately 425 Seminoles traveled
from villages as far away as 300 miles to at-
tend the negotiations.
A temporary shelter was constructed for
the negotiations that lasted two weeks.
The Seminole leader, Neamathla, who
had fought against Andrew Jackson in the
First Seminole Indian War, stated that he
was willing to move on a reservation, but


pointed out that the lands south of Peace other domestic improvements.
River weren't fertile. An American military post would be es-
The reservation boundaries were en- tablished on Tampa Bay to stop the Cubans
large and extended north of the Peace from trading with the Indians.
River to Ocala. A fort was built in 1824 on the banks of
The final negotiations resulted in a Semi-
nole Indian reservation that would later be the Hillsborough River, which flowed into
increased to 5,865,000 acres in 1827. Tampa Bay.
An amendment was also made to the The fort was later named Ft. Brooke, after
original draft, so that Neamathla and several its commander Colonel George M. Brooke.
other chiefs could continue to live in their vil- The Treaty of Moultrie Creek took lands
lages along the Apalachicola River in North from the Seminoles and placed them on res
Florida. ty of Moutrie Creek was signed ervations that graphically divided them.
The Treaty of Moultrie Creek was signed White encroachment and restricted res-
in 1823 by thirty-two Seminoles and three White encroachment and restricted res-
United States representatives. ervations would lead to frictions between
The ten article treaty called for the Semi- the Seminole Nation and white settlers.
noles to relinquish nearly 24 million acres, I hope you have enjoyed this story. Please
which the American government could sell contact the Clewiston Museum if you have
to white settlers for $1.25 an acre. questions, artifacts, pictures, or a "Whale of
In return the Seminoles were allowed to a Tale" that you would like to share.
stay in Florida on the lands designated as In- The Museum's hours are Monday through
dian Reservations.
The larger, central reservation (5,865,000) Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
boundaries stopped just north of present day The museum provides an interesting fos-
Ocala and extended south of Tampa Bay. sil display of prehistoric animals that once
Coastal boundaries restricted the reserva- roamed the Glades thousands of years ago
tion inland 15 miles on the west coast and and artifacts that reflect the heritage of
20 miles inland on the east coast. Clewiston.
These inland boundarieswere established Its theater has a 65-seat capacity and
to discourage the Cubans from trading arms
and ammunition with the Seminoles.g arms presents movies on the history of Clewis-
The Seminoles would be paid an annu- ton, sugar cane harvesting, and the orange
ity of $5,000 for the next twenty years, food industry.
supplies for a year, plus provisions for a Come by and enjoy a 45- minute group-
school, farming implements, livestock, and tour for only $2 per person.
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Teens getting behind the wheel

By Pat Dobbins R.N., M.S./H.SA. a privilege, not a right, and not all teens are That's over 13 teens per day! 'CsV6 W
Ah! Getting behind the wheel -- that mag- ready to drive even when the law says they The best thing a parent can do is to start
ical feeling of freedom! can. teaching children at a young age about safe
Teenagers can hardly wait to get behind Just because a teen has a permit, doesn't driving and then once the teen has a permit,
the wheel for the very first time but parents mean they are ready for every driving condi- let them practice-practice-practice!
tend to have mixed feelings. tion. Ultimately, the teen will have to make


Reaching teens with any kind of message
is a difficult challenge for parents.
Parents are relieved that they don't have
to always be the chauffer, but worry about
their teen's safety.
Parents need to "practice what they
preach."
Teens are more likely to wear a seatbelt,
follow the rules of the road, and be a calm
and courteous driver if they see you doing
the same.
Teens need to remember that driving is


Most crashes involving teen drivers in-
clude one of the following factors: Nighttime
driving, speeding, teen passengers, weather
conditions, reckless driving, inexperience,
and alcohol.
Motor vehicle crashes are the number-
one cause of death among American teens
and sixty-five percent of teen passenger
deaths happen when another teenager is
driving!
Over 5,000 teens die each year in car
crashes!


decisions about their driving nabits, ut it s
up to parents to be role models and enforce
rules to encourage safe driving.
Ask your insurance agent or the local
department of motor vehicles for more in-
formation on teen driving and remember to
buckle up!
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Hendry and Glades County Health Departments.


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Golden minutes: Aeromed Medical transport


Aeromed fills need in area

By Patty Brant
INI Florida
Medical air transports are all about speed;
getting a critical patient to the best medical
care possible from a remote location.
Now with a permanent base at LaBelle
Airport Aeromed, out of Tampa General
Hospital, is covering calls in Hendry-Glades
and in Charlotte County. They also have a
mutual aid agreement with Lee and Collier
counties.
Beginning last May 1, the company em-
barked on a shared risk program: Aeromed
handles the medical crew and dispatching,
while Air Methods Corporation provides the
aircraft, pilot and mechanics.
According to Public Safety Director
Randy Bengston, the partnership has thus
far been "outstanding," Mr. Bengston has a
unique perspective on Aeromed, both as a
long time emergency medical professional
and as a former patient. It was an Aeromed
team that transported him in an emergency
situation about a year ago. In addition to
excellent medical care in flight, he said the
crew's report to the doctors at the hospital
was very professional. Mr. Bengston quickly
adds that it's not his status as the county's
top emergency officer that earned this treat-
ment. "Everybody says the same thing," he
assures you. It's just the standard Aeromed
performance.
"Aeromed offers another option for pa-
tients," Mr. Bengston said. Hendry County
also uses air flight transports out of Lee, Col-
lier, Martin counties and Miami on occasion,
depending on availability. However, having
Aeromed located in LaBelle expedites pa-
tient care.
Dubbed Aeromed 5, the LaBelle Airport
station joins four other Aeromed sites: Tam-
pa, Sebring, Wildwood and Bartow.
Chief Flight Nurse Dan Kresge heads up
crews that pair up a nurse/paramedic like
himself with a paramedic. They typically
work 24-hour shifts. The mobile home be-
side the Aeromed hangar provides a home
away from home for the medical crew. A pi-
lot, working a 12-hour shift, rounds out the
team.
Mechanics work regular shifts, keeping
the 40' twin engine EC 135 helicopter that


is the workhorse of the operation in good
repair. The $3.5 million machine averages
about 30 hours flying time per month. That
may not sound like a lot, but those hours
represent critical minutes when a life is in
the balance.
Aeromed requires five years critical ex-
perience for RNs and for paramedics in an
Emergency Medical Services position. Dan
said Aeromed medical crews average ten
years experience per member. Most Aer-
omed pilots were military trained with an
average flight time of some 6,000 hours.
Pilot John Barber said the biggest dif-
ference in flying medical transport is that
they're landing on roads or off-road areas
that are not as controlled as an airport.
Dan explains what happens when a call
comes through. A Hendry County ambu-
lance team arrives at the scene and con-
cludes that they need a helicopter transport.
They call their dispatcher, who calls the
Aeromed dispatcher and a team takes off.
Using GPS coordinates, the flight team con-
tacts the local crew at the landing zone.
The local fire department team at the
scene sets up the landing zone and secures
it by clearing the ground. The LZ is usually
marked with a strobe light at night or cones
by day.
At the scene, the Aeromed team assess-
es the patient. Trauma victims are usually
taken to Lee Memorial about a 15 minute
flight from Hendry County.
According to Mr. Bengston, there are 47
established landing zones in Hendry County
although several, including Pioneer Shell,
Southern Gardens, Airglades and the LaBelle
Airport are primary locations.
Pilot John Barber began as a helicop-
ter pilot in Viet Nam in 1971. He said he's
"amazed at what they do in the back," es-
pecially when you consider the jostling that
can happen in the air.
John said, from a pilot's perspective, the
worst calls are usually at night in marginal
weather. Dan said the biggest medical chal-
lenge is usually a trauma alert or big car
crash. "Nobody likes pediatric calls," he
said, "but we're glad we're there." Burns are
tough, too, he added.
Paramedic Noah Connell has six years
experience in the medical field. He's been
on the job with Aeromed for three months.
He also works on the Seminole Tribe Fire


From left: pilot John Barber, Chief Flight Nurse Dan Kresge and
Connell with their Airmed helicopter.


INI/Patty Brant
paramedic Noah


Department at Brighton Reservation.
When not on a call, the team stays busy
with routine education and daily duties.
Dan helped set up Aeromed 3 and 4 and
understands the need to develop close rela-
tionships with the local fire departments. He
wanted to thank Hendry County Fire/EMS
for the red carpet they've rolled out for Aer-
omed and the smooth incorporation of its
services into the county.
Patients are billed for the service. Mr.
Bengston said all the county had to provide
was a certificate of need. In fact, Aeromed
rents the doublewide trailer at the airport for
its personnel, along with half of the Fixed


Base Operator hangar and office space.
They also purchase fuel from the county.
Altogether, it's a "win-win" situation for the
county, Mr. Bengston said.
Tom Vaughan, manager for both the
LaBelle Airport and Airglades, echoes that
statement. "They're being here is a good
benefit from an economic standpoint in
addition to providing a service for the com-
munity," he said adding that, with this eco-
nomic downturn, they help make up for the
loss in income from general aviation.
Aeromed provides the inestimable com-
ponent of time to critical medical emergen-
cies at no cost to the county.


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Aeromed, at no cost to the county itself, will be providing emergency coverage
to the residents of Hendry County.



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Submitted photo/Don Munch
CES fourth-grade honor roll
Central Elementary's fourth-grade year-long honor roll students during the
recent awards assembly. Congratulations to all fourth-grade honor roll stu-
dents!


School Happenings
Clewiston Middle School
Advisory Council
Clewiston Middle
School will be holding
it+s first School Council
Meeting on Tuesday, Aug.
25 at 5:15 p.m. in the
conference room of the
administration building.
All interested are encour-
aged and welcome to at-
tend.
La primera junta del Consejo Escolar sera
el martes, 25 de agosto a la 5:15 p.m. en el
Salon de Conferencia. Todos interesados es-
tan bienvenidos a asistir.
Open House
Open House for Clewiston Middle School
students will be held on Thursday, Aug. 20
at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you
there!

Central Elementary School
Welcome back, teach-
ers, staff, and students!
We hope everyone had 9I
a restful and enjoyable
summer. Thank you
again for everyone's hard
work during the 2008-
2009 school year. We C.E.S.*
look forward to a suc-
cessful 2009-2010 school year at Central!
Our schedule:


*CES Open House: Thursday, Aug. 20 -
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Students Return: Monday, Aug. 24

Clewiston High School


Freshman
Orientation


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Freshman orienta-
tion will be held on
Thursday, Aug. 20 at
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in
the CHS Auditorium.
Please plan on participating this event with
your child. During the orientation adminis-
trators, guidance counselors, teachers and
students will be discussing what it means
to be a Freshman at Clewiston High School.
The junior and senior leaders will be avail-
able to assist students on their tour of CHS.
Students will be exposed to some of the
clubs/extracurricular activities offered at
CHS. All great things have a clearly defined
beginning, middle and end. Come and get
off to a great beginning with us!

Clewiston Christian School
Upcoming events:
*Aug. 24 First day
of school for PreK3 and
PreK4
-Aug. 27 Parent
Teacher Orientation for
PreK Eighth 5 p.m. to 7
p.m.


School briefs


Submitted photo/Don Munch
CES fourth-grade high achievers
Central Elementary fourth-grade students who were honored for their high
academic achievements. Congratulations to these students!


Submitted photo/Don Munch
CES fifth-grade high achievers
Central Elementary fifth-grade students who were honored for their year-
long honor roll and high academic achievements. Congratulations to these
students, and best wishes to all of the fifth-grade students as they move on
to the Middle School!


Free lunch
Hendry County Schools offer Breakfast
at no charge to all of their students, every
school day. Breakfast times may vary from
school to school, so check with your child's
school office for the time schedule. Break-
fast is the most important meal and needs
to be a part if your child's educational day.


The National School Breakfast Program was
enacted to ensure that school children are
being served a nutritious breakfast daily.
Studies have proven that higher academic
and social achievement occur when break-
fast is consumed. Make sure that your child
starts off his day right with breakfast at Hen-
dry County Schools.


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Home Health Agency
expanding to
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LaBelle and
Clewiston areas.
Full Time & Per
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Email Resume to
bill@xl-care.com
DRIVER Indiantown &
Okeechobee Area. Must
have own transporta-
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1Oam-6pm, Monday
thru Saturday. Starting
rate $8/hr. Call
(561)692-1778
MECHANIC
Duties include repair
and maintenance of
machinery &
mechanical equipment.
WELDER
Duties include
fabricating & repairing
mechanical/farm
equipment. Prior farm
experience preferred
but not required.
To apply please
complete application at
11900 Six L's Farm Rd,
Naples or
306 E Main St
Immokalee
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HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
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Full time Registered Nurse Supervisor
Must possess a valid Florida RN license with
five years current nursing experience. (RN,
BLS, ACLS, PALS)
Ed tme Regtered NMe (Opening in ER/OWJ)
Valid Florida license with at least one year exp. in
area cf expertise.
Per d Cefi Nursing Assistant rotating shift)
Must possess certification as a Nursing
Assistant BLS required
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CITY OF PAHOKEE
IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
* PROGRAM COORDINATOR -
(PARKS & RECREATION)
* CLERK 1, Part Time -

(CITY CLERK)
* OUTREACH SPECIALIST -
(PARKS & RECREATION)
* FIELD SUPERVISOR -
(ROADS & STREETS)
All applicants must pass a drug screen and
background check. Salary DOQ.
Mail resumes to: Attn: Human Resources Office,
171 N. Lake Ave., Pahokee, FL 33476.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Positions open until filled. EEO.


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interpersonal communication skills.
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tive solutions for business problems.
* Excellent organizational skills.
* Ability to handle the requests of
Upper Management in Time Pressure
Situations.
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The Glades County Sheriffs Office is currently
seeking a highly motivated Chef/Food Service
Director to operate the food service depart-
ment within the Glades County Detention
Center in Moore Haven, Florida. The Sheriffs
Office is offering an excellent benefits pack-
age as well as a competitive salary. The
Sheriffs Office is seeking someone who has
at least 5 years of food service management
experience, preferably in the correctional in-
dustry. Applicants must possess a valid Food
Service Managers Certificate prior to hiring.
Job duties will include the supervision of a
fast paced kitchen that produces approxi-
mately 1500 quality meals per day, the su-
pervision of approximately 5 full time staff
members, the supervision of 15 inmate work-
ers per shift, quality control of the food ser-
vice division, inventory management and
ordering, staff/inmate training and ensuring
compliance with State and National Health
Standards.
This position will require the ability to main-
tain a flexible schedule and the willingness to
work overtime. All applicants should fax or
email their resume to Major Richard Jones.
Email: rjones@gladessheriff org
Fax: 863-946-0845
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this position, please contact Major Richard
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GLADES ELECTRIC
COOPERATIVE, INC.
MOORE HAVEN

System Operator
Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking qualified
applicants for the position of System Operator.
System Operators respond to power outages,
member concerns, GEC field personnel, etc. in the
daily operations of the Cooperative. Qualified
candidates must have excellent communication
skills, be proficient in the use of desk top
computers and work independently. This position
requires working swing and grave shifts, as well
as working weekends and holidays. We offer an
excellent salary commensurate with experience
and an outstanding benefit package.
Employee Applications may be obtained at
any GEC Office.
Resumes may be e-mailed to
ybradley@gladesec.com or faxed to
(863)946-6266. GEC is an Equal Opportunity
Affirmative Action Employer and a
Drug Free Workplace.


R & D Maintenance is ac-
cepting applications for
a Motor Vehicle Me-
chanic. Work includes
diagnostic skills, pre-
ventative maintenance
and repairs for light and
medium vehicles and
various equipment.
Minimum High School
Diploma or equivalent,
5 years mechanic expe-
rience, & able to lift 50
Ibs. Must be at least 18
years old, have a valid
drivers license, CDL
preferred, and pass
pre-employment drug
screen. Competitive
salary & benefit pack-
age. Apply in person
475 Ridgelawn Rd, Cle-
wiston EEO Employer
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After School Program
GROUP LEADER
@ Pioneer Park Beacon
Center in Belle Glade PT
- $10.50/hr. Need HS di-
ploma or GED, min. 1
year exp. working with
children & 40 hr Child
Care training; CDA pre-
ferred; Bi-lingual pre-
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Assisted Living
A Bed & Breakfast
Style Assisted Living
"A Non-profit
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50 Years Dedicated
to Excellence".
Accepting New
Residents
Limited Nursing
Services
Respite Program
Available
Continued Residency
Rent is Social Security
Sliding Scale Based.
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ton, w/heat, like new
cond., $650.
(561)447-2122



DEEP FREEZER White
GE, very good condi-
tion. $150.
(863)517-2151
FRIGIDAIRE ELEC
STOVE EXCELLENT
CONDITION WORKS!
$200. (239)503-8154
GE WASHER & WHIRL-
POOL DRYER super
capacity, good cond,
$350 (863)697-3966
KENMORE STOVE -
white excellent condi-
tion $225.
(863)612-5333
REFRIGERATOR May-
tag, black, side/side, ice
maker, ice/water disp.
on door, bev. cooler in-
side. $600.00 like new.
$ 6 0 0 / f i r m.
(863)261-5927
WASHER & dryer may-
tag working and ready
to go $150.
(863)634-2131
WASHER AND dryer -
good condition. $170.
(239)657-4348


LARGE 5 Rail field
gates(2) $50.
239)368-9438
(239)989-5290



(2) SLIDING Doors -
Bronze frames w/ tinted
glass $100/will sep.
863)634-0955



CRIB cherry crib with
mobile, boppy pillow,
bumper, quilt, crib ruf-
fle $80. (863)983-5515
CRIB W/ Mattress Ex-
cellent Cond. 3inl
$120. (863)763-4902
EXERSAUCER Price is
VERY negotiable
$15/or best offer.
(863)447-3201
GRACO CARSEAT -
Girls Pink clean great
condition $20/neg.
(863)447-3201
GRACO WALKER -
Great condition
$ 2 0 / n e g .
(863)447-3201



COMPUTER 4 School
/Family, XP. complete
system. $99.
(863)517-2782
COMPUTER Fast BIk
Dell, XP Proi Flat
screen, k/m/spkrs Tony
$199. (863)517-2782



WICKER BASKETS -
135 assorted baskets
$100/or best offer.
(863)763-0017



BED full size wood
headboard and foot-
board with nightstand
$35. (863)983-5515
CHINA CABINET -
$300/or best offer.
863)673-7890
(863)673-4599
COUCH burgundy &
hunter green plaid,
good shape $125
(863)763-9096
DINING ROOM SET 3
chrs., round table, 2
china cabinets, $150.
(561)790-3681
DINING TABLE Solid
wood table w/ 8 chairs
& 2 leafs. $400.
(863)763-8613
HIGHTOP TABLE Rus-
tic solid wood table w/
two matching chairs
$250. (863)781-0387
LOFT BUNK Beds w/
mattresses. Drawers,
shelves, and computer
desk attached. Good
condition. $300
(863)983-7980


QUEEN SEALY mattress
and boxspring Great
condition $200/or best
offer. (863)983-7980
RECLINER hunter
green, good shape $75
(863)763-9096
SIMMONS BEAUTY rest
bed brand new queen.
$1300. (863)697-2413
SOLID WOOD Poster
Bed King Size must
see $500.
(239)368-9438
(239)989-5290



GOLF CART EZ GO,
Freedom Series. Lights,
windshield. Exc. cond.
$1600 (863)763-9796



12 GAUGE Rem.
Wingmaster 18bbl,
folding stock, pistol grip
$400. (239)936-0747
AK47 yugo. under fold-
er stock good con. after
6pm $700.
(863)467-2454
AMMO FOR 44 mag. -
120 rounds $60.
(863)634-1509
COLT 38 Detective
Special 2" bbl with
speedloaders $475.
(239)275-6942
COLT PYTHON blue
steel, 8" bbl, extra
speedloaders
$950. (239)275-6942
S&W 357MAG.-
Mod.620,S/S,4" & 200
rounds ammo. $650.
(863)634-1509



BOWFLEX TC5000
TreadClimber w/ floor
mat. $1000.
(863)634-0955
WEIGHT BENCH w/ All
weights. $60
(863)612-5037



GOLD RING 1 Kt Sa-
phire w/ Diamonds
$2000/or best offer.
(863)763-0277



BAR-B-Q GRILL Pull
behind, Great Shape, 8'
by 3', $700.
(863)467-2936
BOAT/TRAILER 191/2
ft Alum 120 Force Merc.
$1500. (863)261-3328



DOG TRACKING Sys-
tem 5 Collars, Innotek
Command Series Pro.
$800. (863)467-7197
KENNELS SMALL ME-
DIUM AND LARGE $15.
(863)634-0907


RABBIT CAGES, 1
Large, 1 Medium. Ac-
cessories included. Both
for $40 (863)612-5037
YORKIE PUPPY Male,
paper/shots/dewormed.
$350. (863) 983-1046
or (954) 805-2780



TV 65" mitsubishi 1080p
DLP TV $1000/firm.
(863)634-9684



AIR COMPRESSOR 20
gallon $125/or best
offer. (863)634-4076
(863)634-0907
CRAFTSMAN TABLE
Saw 3 HP 10in Belt-
Driven $200/neg.
(863)697-8155


GREENTREE EAST
APARTMENTS
Available for
Immediate Occupancy
2 Bedroom Apartments
*Rental Assistance
Available to qualified
households
*Spacious Apartment in
quiet, country setting
*Full time bilingual Site
Manager
*Rental rates starting
at $529 plus Utilities
Call 902-1577
TDD #1-800-955-8771
701 W Ventura
Clewiston; 8:00 AM
3:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Equal Opportunity
Provider & Employer


















CONDO on water,
2BR/2BA, furnished,
$1200 mo.
(863)677-0872 Suzanne



CLEWISTON 2br, iba,
1004 Johnson Rd,
$650/mo, $600 sec.
Large yard, Call Shirley
561-996-3744
CLEWISTON 2br, Iba,
new appls, W/D, new CA,
partially furn., nice yard,
No pets, Non smoking
environ., Ref's req.
(863)599-0582
CLEWISTON 3br, Iba,
417 E. Trinidad. $700
mo. + $600 sec. dep.
No inside pets. Call
Shirley 561-996-3744
CLEWISTON 4br, 2ba,
316 E. Obispo. $700
mo. + $600 sec. dep.
No inside pets. Call
Shirley 561-996-3744
CLEWISTON 4br, 2ba,
316 E. Obispo. $700
mo. + $600 sec. dep.
No inside pets. Call
Shirley 561-996-3744
CLEWISTON Big yard
& workshop in back.
$850 mo. 863-
983-2841 after 6pm
CLEWISTON NORTH-
SIDE Rent w/option to
buy. 3BR/IBA, FR,
$1050 mo. + $650 sec.
dep. Call 863-885-1718
Townhome 2BR/2BA,
enclosed garage, north
side, no pets, $1,000
mo. + $800 sec. dep.,
avail 9/1/09. Chris
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BELLE GLADE 3BR,
2BA, great neighbor-
hood, built in 1990,
1900 sq. ft., $225,000.
Call 561-996-6711 be-
tween 9am-4pm
Buy this home &
let it PAY FOR ITSELF
w/2 Rental Incomes!
3BR, 2BA Home has 1BR,
1BA apt. & Inground pool
Home has single wide
mobile on additional lot.
Located in S. Clewiston,
Hookers Point. $179,000
Call (863)254-3285 to
schedule an appt.

FOR SALE BY OWN-
ER. Large 3/2 home on
corner lot, W. Avenida
del Rio & Guava. Ex-
tras: 2 full-sized adjoin-
ing rooms (once used
as office & waiting
room) with separate
entrance. SAVE and
buy outright for
$168,000 OR lease/op-
tion price of $173,000
to credit worthy party.
Possible financing when
option is exercised.
828-293-2542. Please,
no brokers or real es-
tate agents.
PALM HARBOR
4/2 2,000sq ft
14 houses to choose
from. Starting at $499
per month. On your
property. 800-622-2832



LaBelle 2280 Phillips Rd.
6 acres, 3 septic tanks,
2 mobiles-ready for in-
come. $230,000 Can
build 3 houses 786-
444-1417,954-297-3482





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LARGE DWMH in Mon-
tura, 4BR, 2BA, 6 Ft.
china fence, Pole Barn/
Carport & Shed/Work-
shop. $900 mo. 863-
983-2841 after 6pm

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In Seminole Manor, Pri-
vate entrance. Private
bath. Refrig., Micro.,
Walk In Closet. Use of
W&D & Hot Tub. $425
mo. (863)677-0340


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FINISHING MOWER -
Coroni, '03, 6' wide,
side discharge, $300 or
best offer
(863)983-7661
RIDING MOWER 42"
MTD 16HP 2cyl
Briggs, Auto, Runs &
Cuts great. $325.
(863)532-0188
YARD MAN Push Mower
- With Honda Engine
lYrold. Exc. Cond $75.
(863)532-0188



Gentle Dexter cows, 1
bull calf, 1 heifer calf
$400/will separate.
863-675-2491 LaBelle





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APT. 1BR/1BA, unfur-
nished, incl. water &
sewer, North side.
(863)983-3151
Duplex 2BR/1BA, un-
funished, incl. water &
sewer, on the North
side, (863)983-3151
TRIPLEX 1BR/1BA, un-
furnished, Northside.
(863)983-3151




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C aqwls (863)983-8559
eal estate 2 E. Sugalland Hwy., Clewlston
Cheryl Eby Gutpahr, Lic. Real Estate Broker (863) 228-1562
] Anabel Miranda (863)228-6296 Espafaol
I_ l .Elsie Sellers (239)822-7490 Espariol



3BD/2BA Brand New CBS Home 38D/2BA CBS Home on Aces
in Orchard Park Readyto Moein. Upgrades throughout he and
Asal $12 .000 Large reBarn As W $225,000
CLEWISTON HOMES
*3BD/2A MH on Menrit St Screened Patch ad Prva Fence $85.000
3BD/2 BA on HbtAc th Prdiate Fenced Asking $89,000
S2BD/I BA Delia Tobias. Needs much TLC. Aslking $25,000
2 Brand New 3/BR/2.5 BA Lennar Town Homes. $179,000
*2 Dupl c Cs on Obspo Ac Eadi unit has 2BR/I BA. $224 9K
*4BD/2BACBS HomeonDelMonteAe Ne 4Renovated. $195K
*Countr Ln Off CR720 2BD/2BA 125Acres $185.000
*2/1 M an ratton Rd I 37 Acres Reducd to $59,900
S3BD/2BA CBS Home on Red Rd. $165.000
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
Riverfront 3BD/2BA with Guest House $250,000
Riverfront 2BD/2BA with Effidency $90,000
*3BD/2BA CBS Home on Thatdier Bkld SHIP Ehlble $164.900
*3BD/2BA MH. Yacht Club y w/Garage Asng $140K
*Viteri anMoea 22/22 Bact Hose U Lport. $ 219K
2/2 MH w/Sunroom.Yacht Club Way $82,500
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
SO Acre Ranch with 3BD/2BA Home. $500,000
Buildable lot on Dd Monte Ave. $129.9K
*2 lots. Horseshoe Aes Reduced $43.9K
HihlandsCo. 10,28,&80AC Parcds, OwnerFinanangaLable
S5 Acrs Wxcded Lot in La Deca $75,000
1.5 Aces on HooTilers nt Rd Irmpro iennts included $75K
V cant Residential Lot en Central Ase. Askng $28 5K
Rado Parnlmas Immacuate Rereat off Hwy 7 75 Aces
with Palm tree nursery and 28D/2BA Guest house. $750K
*Commerial lot on Bond St. Make offer
MONTURANFAGHOLE
.25 AC Parcels available in Montura Estate Ranches
3/2 MH Rerside St 88 acre. $ 10SK
4/2 CBS Home w/Det rage on Kilpatrick Loop. $ 259K
COMMERCE IAL/NVESTMENT
*Moble Home Park Hw 27 Frontage. $435,000
*IndustnalRail Business Park on CR 835. Sale or Lease Metal
Building w/ loading docks and truck bays. Call for Detailk
S14.279 SO Ft. Buiding vusble from Hsy 27.0 68 Acres wth 40
Sprnesancs Former Hardeare store $649K or Best OTr
*Hvy Industrial Vacant Acreage Avalable Call For De ails
For lease Executive Office Suites w/ Hy montage


AFTER ANN DYESS
HOURS: (863) 983-8979
RESIDENTIAL
Bass Capitaol 2/2 For Rent
3/2 Hookers Point $85K
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acres PB County $149K
3/2/2 with pool and
guesthouse $245,000
2/2 E Ventura Ave $85K
Bass Capital Unit 402
$130K
3/2 Ridgeview $285K
3/2 Home with pool and
apartment Davidson Rd
$176,000
2/2 Condo Bass 'n Sun
furnished $123,000
2/1 W Pasadena $115K


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(8630599-1209


4/1.5 E. Averdez$109K
3/2 w/ Den Bayberry $250K
Executive Home 3/3/2
with pool Ridgewood -
$349,000 will rent
New 3/2 Orchard Park
$134,000
3/2 with large shed and
fenced yard E
Concordia $169,900
3/2/2 with pool E Del
Monte $219,000
RENTALS
2/1 duplex $600 p.m
MOBILE HOMES
3/2 WDMH w/o/g pool
Eertne Rd Reduced $165K


TRAVIS DYESS
(863)228-2215


3/2 SWMH Montura
$55K
3/2 DWMH on lake
Allen Rd $120,000
3/2 DWMH has CBS
outbuilding Magnolia
Lane $79 9K
Package Deal 4 Mobile
Homes and 2 vacant lots
Rental Available Call for
Details
3/2 SWMH Hooker's
Point Rd $44,900
VACANT LAND
27 5 acres Pioneer $245K
10 Montura lots $9,900
each


ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863)228-0023

MoolreHe-an-5bls$75K
MooreHaven 2lots
$39.9K
COMMERCIAL
Warehouse (rented) + 85
storage units (some a/c) E
El Paso Call for details.
SHORT SALE
600 Bowden Rd-3/2
DWMH
1 1 17 Mississippi Ave -
4/2 SFR
328 W Venture Ave -
3/1 SFR
512 E Osceola Ave -
4/2 SFR
1005 Caribbean
4/2/2 SFR


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'1872 Hooker Point
*420 lIjte
*720 Aenida Del Rio
*148 Oak Dr. Flaghole
*40I*M Ife Are
*31llmiite w/Pool


*Moore Haven CBS Home $129.9K
*2 Story Moore Haven 1 8 acre Indian
I hlls $179.9K
* FlaoleMH MITE shld &pond l112K
*Bass n Sun Condo @ $110K
*Vacant lot in Clewiston, S19.9K
* Reduced! Melissa Rd. on lke $849K
*Beautiful 3/2 corner lot $155k
* 1670 Ridgill MH w/ pond $39.9K
*REDUCED 10 Acres w/'03 MH
@ $112.9K
'3/2 Beautiful pool $155K


*213 San Gabnel Like New $123K
*Montura Lots Starting @ $8.9K
*Clewiston Anima Clinhc Reduced
Quick Sale $199,900
*Vacant Lot 12K Texas Ave
*Ranch Style Cabin w/5 ac. S289.9K
*Executive Home on Ridge $199K
*20 acres w/ House $590K
'3/2 House 628 E. Ventnal$89.9K
*Storage Units @ Best Price
* Well Built FL Home 3/2/2 $179.9K
*3/2 MH '95 lame on 1/3 acre $49K


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561-721-2230

FOR SALE OR RENT
2BR, 2BA Dbl. wide MH.
S. Clewiston, Hookers
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13' PEENUE 1995 -
Cross tween Gheenoe &
canoe, 15" transom
$250. (239)225-3282

ALUMINUM BOAT -
12', 4hp Evinrude mo-
tor, $400.
(863)634-4758

MERCURY 25 HP 2001
Exc., trailer, free in-
flatable boat. $2100.
(863)517-1110

MINN KOTA ENDURA
30 1999 Trolling mo-
tor, exc. good battery.
$55. (863)517-1110




LEER 2004 Leer camp-
er top for short bed
truck (like new) $475/or
best offer.
(863)467-0564

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EVINRUDE 9.9 2
stroke with 6 gal fuel
tank $500.
(239)225-3282




HONDA 929 2001 -
Red, street, 14,000
miles. $4000/or best of-
fer. (863)763-0353





MINI BIKE 3 1/2 Se-
lect new tires Runs
great $200.
(863)261-1307

POLARIS 300 HAWK-
EY 2007 barely used,
new $2900/neg.
(305)773-4023






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CADILLAC SEDAN SE-
VILLE 1991 Runs
great $1500/firm.
(863)447-3201


CADILLAC SEVILLE
1989 89K runs great
and in mint condition
$500. (863)228-2185

CROWN VIC '97 -
229,300 mi., body
good, engine needs
work, $1500 or best of-
fer (863)462-5384

FORD AREOSTAR
1995 Runs, needs
trans $400/or best of-
fer. (863)801-5687

FORD MUSTANG 1988
Convertible 5.0, 5 SP
No Rust, All Power, A/C
$1300. (863)674-0467

FORD RANCHARO
1972 351 Cleveland, C
4 9" Posi $1450.
(863)674-0467

FORD T'BIRD 1997 -
Black, 2-door $3000/or
best offer
(863)763-0353

ISUZU RODEO 2002 -
power locks, one own-
er,107,000 miles
$4500. (863)634-3445

NISSAN 300ZX 1987 -
runs, needs work, free
parts car $1200/or best
offer (863)763-6879

PONTIAC TRANS-AM
1994 Ltl 350, not run-
ning, good project car
$1000. (561)985-8933




FORD Select bronco
ready to be made into a
buggy also have extras
$1000. (863)228-2185

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the classified.
FORD PANEL TRUCK
1959 iton chassis,
429, C6, 4x4, title,
$2495. (863)634-4179

JEEP WRANGLER, '90 -
4 whl. dr., standard
trans, $3300 or best of-
fer. (239)247-6894




CLUB CAR ELE 1998 -
Liftkit,new batt.much
more' LaBelle $3100.
(863)673-4660

CUSHMAN ELE. Select -
Utility cart W/built in
box & more/ LaBelle
$1150. (863)673-4660




2000 V6 Engine Sales
receipt. You pull from
car. $300.
(863)612-6371

HONDA BASE plate kit -
Roadmaster tow part
#521557-1 $200.
(863)763-1121

TRUCK TIRES (4)-
P255/70/R16, on alum
rims $300 for all
(863)697-2598




DODGE D100 1984 -
6cyl, 4 spd, short bed,
runs good. $850/neg.
(863)763-3669


FORD RANGER 2001 -
runs good 164k cold a/c
call 4 more detail
$2200. (863)509-3115

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12X6X6 ENCLOSED trl.
Ramp, sidedoor, ex-
tras. $2500/or best of-
fer (863)673-3893

TANDEM AXLE TRAILER
6x13, 3500 Ib axles,
drop tailgate, $1,000.
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 2008-CA-001180
US Bank NA, as Trustee for the
registered holders of MASTR Asset
Backed Securinties Truo, 206-AMI,
Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates,
Series 200G-AMi,
Plaintiff,
vs
Jose Dominguez
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated August 6, 2009,
entered in Civil Case No, 2008
CA001180 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Flonda, wherein U S
Bank N A s Trustee for the regis-
tered holders of MASTR Asset
Backed Secunties Trust, 2006-AMi,
Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates,
Series 2006-AM1, Plaintiff and Jose
Dominguez are defendants a I will
sell to the hest and best bidder
for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE HENRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, BEING THE 2ND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY
COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE,
FLORIDA, T AM on Sept 9,
2009 the following described proper
ty as set forth in said Final Jdg
ment, to wit

BLOCK C, LOT 3, OF SECTION 27,
TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31
EAST IN HENDRY COUNTi FLORI-
DA THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE
QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST
ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTH-
WEST ONE-QUARTER ALSO
KNOWN AS PIONEER PLANT
TION,

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
YOU ARE ENTITLED AT NO COS
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE PLEASE
CONTACT HENRY COUNTY COURT
HOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVE-
NUE, LABELLE FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WOMIKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955 8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL, 1800 955 8770
DATED at LABELLE Florida this
10th day of August, 20o9
BARBARAS BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Flonrida
BY, /S/D. HAMMOND
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN LLP
10004 North Dale Ma ry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa Flonrida 33618
08-101450
330635 CN 8/20,27/09


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case # 2009-CA-000741
Taylor, Bean &Whitaker
M ortgag Corp.,
vs
Arnold Ellin n; Mary A. Ellin -
ton a/k/a ary Ellington; Rob-
art C. Howarth; Financial
Independent Services, Corp.
d/b/a Financial Independence
Services Corp.; Unknown Parties
in Possession #1; Unknown Par-
ties in Possession If living
and all Unknown Paries claim-
ingby through, under and
against the above named Defen-
dant(s) who are not known to
be dead or alive, whether said
Unknown Parties ma7 claim an
interest as Spouse, eirs, Devi-
sees Grantees, or Other Clai-
(aeendant(s)

FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-
PROPER
TO: Robert C. Howarth
ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
IS: 1160 Tampa Avenue, Clewis-
ton, FL 33440
Residence unknown, if living includ-
ing any unknown spouse of he said
Defendants if either has remained
and if either or both of said Defen-
dants are dead, their respective un
known heirs, devisees, grantees
assignees, creditors, lienors, and
trustees, and and all other persons claim
ng by through, under or against the
nam Defendants) and e afore-
mentioned named efendant(s) and
such of the aforementioned un-
known Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defen
dants as may be infants, income
tents or otherwise not sui Jurs,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing real property, lying and being
and situated in Hendry Count, Flon-
da more particularly descn bed as
follows,
THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 34 TOWNSHIP
43 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HEND-
RY COUNTY, FLORIDA ALSO
KNOWN AS LOT 1, BLOCK L, PIO
NEER PLANTATION, AN UNRE-
CORDED SUBDIVISION
TOGETsER WITH THAT CERTAIN
YEAR 1984, MAKE GREEN,
VIN#FLFL2AE193205795 AND
VIN#,FLFL2BE193205795, MANU
FACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PER-
MANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE
ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS, AS
SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIX-
TURE AND A PART OF THE REAL
ESTATE
more commonly known as 1160
Tampa Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440
This action has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defense if an
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN ILP AW
tourney for Plainbff, whose address
is 10004 N Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112 Tampa FL 33618 within
thirty (301 days alter the first publi-
cabon or this notice and file the
original with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plalrnlff's at
torey or immediately there after
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint
WETNESS my hand and seal of th
Court on the 1ith day of August,
2009
BARBARA S, BUTLER
Circuit and County Courts
By /S/ D HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
330478 CN 8/20,27/09






NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRYCOUNTY
CONSTRUCTION LICENSING
BOARD
Notice is hereby given that the
Hendry County Construction Licens
ing Board will hold a meeting Thurs-
day, August 27, 2009 at 6 00 p m,
at the Hendry County Courthouse,
Commission Chambers 25 East Hick-
poochee Avenue, Labelle, Flonda
The meeting is open to the public
The meeting site is accessible by the
disabled
If a person decides to aooeal any
decision made by the board aaency
or commission with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting
or heanno he or she will need a
record of the oroceedinas and that
for such ourIose he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the Iroceedinos is made
which record includes the testimony
and evidence uoon which the aoceal
330808 CB/CN 8/20/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CA-000259
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
UNDER NOVASTAR MORTAGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-6
Plaintiff
VILMA MESA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VILMA MESA; MISAEL QUIN-
TANA A/K/A MISAEL QUINTAGNA; UNKNOWN PESON(S) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated August 4, 2009, and entered in Case No 2008-CA-000259, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida,
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVA-
STAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-6 I Plaintiff and VILMA
MESA, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VILMA MESA, MISAEL QUINTANA A/K/A
MISAEL QUINTAEL UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MISAEL QUINTANA UNKNOWN
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT STEPS OF
THE COURTHOUSE, AT 500 AVENUE I, MOORE HAVEN IN GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11,00 a.m., on the 17th day of Sept,, 2009, the fol
lowing described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit'
EXHIBIT "A"
A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN THE NORTHERLY EXTENSION OF LOT 3,
BETWEEN THE MEANDER LINE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE AND THE PRESENT
RIGHT FO WAY OF HOOVER DIKE IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 12, TOWN
SHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
COMMENCING ATTHE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 12,
THENCE SOUTH 892607' WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF
SAID SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 988 32 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION
WITH THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 3
SOUTH FLORIDA FARMS COMPANY SUBDIVISION OF THE EAST HALF OF
SECTION 12); THENCE NORTH 0002'38" EAST ALONG SAID WEST BOUN-
DARY OF LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF 2844 02 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION
WITH THE MEANDER LINE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE AND THE POINT OF BE
GINNING OF THE DESCRIPTION, THENCE SOUTH 3650'44" EAST ALONG
SAID MEANDER LINE, A DISTANCE OF 466 50 FEET TO A COUNTY ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY, THENCE SOUTH 74041'501 EAST ALONG SAID ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 25,00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 0000238-
EAST A DISTANCE OF 20 00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 74"41'50" WEST A
DISTANCE OF 11 97 FEET, THENCE NORTH 3650'44- WEST, A DISTANCE
OF 192 00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 0002'38 EAST A DISTANCE OF 62744
FEET TO THE PRESENT SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF HOOVER
DIKE; THENCE NORTH 5839'41 WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY OF
HOOVER DIKE A DISTANCE OF 15 02 FEET, THENCE NORTH 6939'41"
WEST CONTINUING ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY OF HOOVER DIKE, A
DISTANCE OF 174 06 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY
EXTENSION OF THE SAID WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF LOT 3, THENCE
SOUTH 0002'38" WEST ALONG SAID EXTENSION OF THE WEST BOUN
DARY LINE OF LOT 3, THENCE SOUTH 000238" WEST ALONG SAID EX-
TENSION OF THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF LOT 3 A DISTANCE OF 490 36
FEET TO THE SAID POINT-FO-BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION
A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of the his pendens must fie a claim
wit 60 days after the sale
Dated this 13th day of Aug., 2009,
JOE FUNT
As Clerk of said Court
By/s/ Jennifer Beis
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No 2 065 In ac
cordance wit hthe Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assis
tance, Please contact the Court Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee,
LaBelle FL 33935, Phone 941-335-2299 within 2 working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice or pleading, if you are hearing impaired, call
1-800 955 8771 (TDD), if you are voice impaired, call 1-800995-8770 (V)
(Via Florida Relay Services)
Kahane & Associates, PA
8201 Peters Road, Ste 3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Tele phone' (954) 382-3486
Teleacsimile (954) 382-5380
330818 CGS 8/20,27/2009


RFP FOR SECURITY SERVICES
FOR THE HENRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE
R"P NUMBER: 2009-16
OPENING DATE AND TIME: September 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Hendry County is seeking firms interested in providing security services for
the Hendry County Courthouse Firms properly registered in the State of
Flonda are encouraged to submit their proposal for consideration, All sub
mitals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this
RFP will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee In order to be
considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commis
sioners at the CE Hall Bulding (Cleroki Office) in the Hendry County
Courthouse Complex, 25 E Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by Sep-
tember 3, 2009 at 2 00 p m, at which time all responses to this request
will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses, Any proposals
received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or consid-
ered
A copy of the Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S Lee St, LaBelle,
Flonda (for pick up), Post Ofice Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing
address), or by calling (863) 675 5220 or (863) 983 1585,
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the night to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation or to cancel in part or in
its entrety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
Drug/Smoke Free Work Place
Janet B, Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
RBC BANK (USA), a foreign profit corporation authorized to do business in
the State of Florida f/k/a RBC Centura Bank f/k/a Community Bank of Na
pies, NA,
Plaintiff,
v CASE NO 09-5681-CA
RICHARD SAWICKI a/k/a RICHARD 1, SAWICKI, RAIN TREE VILLAGE UNIT
SIX PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC, a Florida non-profit corpo-
ration, ROYAL PALM GOLF ESTATES HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC,
a Florida not for profit corporation, and JOHN DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT
and JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT and ANY AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, OR UNDER SAID DEFENDANTS,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO, JOHN DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT, and JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANT, and ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, OR
UNDER SAID DEFENDANTS
(Addresses Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed by Plaintiff, RBC BANK
(USA), a foreign profit corporation authorized to do business in the State of
Florida f/k/a RBC Centura Bank f/k/a Community Bank of Naples, NA, seek
Ing foreclosure of the following real property,
COLLIER COUNTY:
Parcel H, REPLAT OF ROYAL PALM GOLF ESTATES, UNIT ONE, according
to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 72, of the
Public Records of Collier County, Florida
AND
The East 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast
1/4 of Section 26, LESS the East 1/3 of the Northeast 1/4 of the South
east 1/4 and LESS the West 1/3 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast
1/4 and LESS the South 30 feet thereof reserved for road purposes, ALSO
LESS the East 1/3 and the West 1/3 thereof, lying and being in Township
47 South, Range 27 East, Collier County, Florida
HENRY COUNTY:
Lot 3, Block 2191, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a Subdivision according to the
plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 109 through 115, inclusive,
Public Records of Hendry County, Florida
AND
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 43 South, Range 29 East,
City of Labelle, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as fol-
lows
BEGINNING at the Southwest corner of the North 100 feet of Block 8,
CITY OF LABELLE, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 47, of the Public
Records of Lee County, Florida; thence South 89 57'47 East, 184 56
feet, parallel with the North line of said Block 8, thence South 0003'10"
West, along the centerline of said Block 8, 83 00 feet, thence North
8957'47" West, 184.51 feet to the West line of said Block 8 and the East
right-of-way line of Missouri Avenue; thence North 000191" East, 83 00
feet, along said West line and right-of-way line to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING,
AND
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 43 South, Range 29 East,
City of Labelle, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as foel
lows,
Commencing at the Southwest corner of the North 100 feet of Block 8,
CITY OF LABELLE, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 47, of the Public
Records of Lee County, Florida, thence South 000'000" West, 83 00 feet,
along the West line of said Block 8 to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence
South 89057'47" East, 18451 feet, parallel with the North line of said
Block 8, thence South 00003'10" West, along the centerline of said Block
8, 130.83 feet, thence North 8921'll" West, 184,43 feet to the West
line of said Block 8 and the East right-of-way line of Missouri Avenue;
thence North 00i'O'0" East, 128 87 feet, along said West line and right-
of way line to the POINT OF BEGINNING Subject to ditch easement
AND
LEE COUNTY:
Lot 17, Block 81, Unit 14, Section 25, Township 45 South, Range 27 East,
LEHIGH ACRES, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 18,
Pages 106 through 122, Inclusive, of the Public Records of Lee County,
Florida
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of a wnt
ten defense, if any, to L, Geoffrey Young, Esquire, Plaintiff's attorneys,
whose address is 150 Second Avenue North, 17th Floor, St Petersburg,
Florida 33701, within 30 days from the first publication date of this Notice,
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court, either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in Plaintiff's Complaint
Dated this 28th day of July, 2009
DWIGHT E, BROCK, CLERK
CLERK OF COURT
COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA
Attorneys for Plaintiff
L, Geoffrey Young, Es uire
Florida Bar No 188763
Christy S Berks, Esquire
Florida Bar No 718211
Ruder, McCloskcy, Smith, Schuster & Russell, PA
150 Second Avenue North, 17th Floor St Petersburg, FL 33701
Telephone 727 502 8250/ Facsmile 727 502 8950
329911 CN 8/13,20/09

PUBLIC NOTICE
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF BELLE GLADE WILL ACCEPT
BIDS FOR THE LEASE OF REAL PROPERTY APPROXIMATELY 15+ ACRES
LOCATED JUST SOUTH OF OKEECHOBEE CENTER, BELLE GLADE, FLORIDA
IN SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 37, PALM BEACH COUNTY
ALL DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE AU
THORITYS ADMINISTRATION OFFICE IN OSCEOLA CENTER, 1204 N W
AVENUE L TERRACE, BELLE GLADE, FL
ALL BIDS SHOULD BE SEALED AND CLEARLY MARKED AND MUST BE DE
LIVERED TO THE AUTHORITY'S OFFICE NO LATER THAN 12'00 NOON ON
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF BELLE GLADE RESERVES THE
RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS AND TO WAIVE ANY IRREGU-
LARITIES THERIN
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 09-832-DR
Ana 3, Colon
Petitioner
and
Angel M Colon
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO Angel M Colon,
333 Kennel Dr,
Clewiston, FL 33440
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
Ana J Colon, whose address is 409
Horse Club Ave, Clewiston, FL
33440 on or before Au ust 31 2009
and file the original wi the C lerk o
the Circuit court at PO Box 1760,
LaBelle, FL 33995 before service on
Petitioner or immediately thereafter
If you fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief de
handed in the petition
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Courts office You may review these
documents upon request
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address (You may file Notce
of Current Address, Flonda Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form
12915) Future papers in this law-
suit will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerks office
WARNING Rule 12 285 Flonda
Family Law Rules of Proceure, re-
quires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information Fail
ure to comply an rest in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or striking
of pleadings
DATED 7/23/09
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By R DeLa Cruz
Deputy Clerk
328618 CN 7/30,8/6,13,20/09


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Case f: 2008-CA-001297
CitiBank NA as Trustee for WaMu
Series 2607-HE4 Trust
Plaintiff,
vs
Viviano T Brlones a/k/a Vivano T
Briones and Maria G Brones Hus
band and Wife United States of
America, Department of Treasury
State of Florida, Department of
Revenue; Ford Motor Credit Compa-
Defendant(s),
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur
suant to an Order rescheduling fore-
closure sale dated Aug 6, 2009
entered in Civil Case No 2008-
CA-001297 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County Florida, wherein Citi
Bank, N A, as Trustee for WaMu Se
ries 2007 HE4 Trust, Plaintiff and
Viviano T Briones a/k/a Vivano T
Briones and Maria G Brones Hus-
band and Wife arredefendantis) I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash IN FRONT OF THE OF-
FICE OF THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY
COUNTY COURTHOUSE (BEING THE
2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COURTS BUILDING) LA
BELLE, FLORIDA, AT 1100 A M on
September 9, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit'

THE EAST 125 FEET OF OUT LOT
2, OF A REVISION OF STEWART'S
SUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS 15, 33
AND 34, OF GOODNOS SUBDIVI
SION OF LABELLE, FLORIDA, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE 65, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at LABELLE Flonda, this
10th day of August, 2009
BARBARA S BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Flonda
BY /S D HAMMOND
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN LLP
10004 North Dale Malry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa Flonda 33618
08 10/450
(813) 880-8888
330533 CN 8/20,27/09


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Case #: 2008-CA-001327
Deutsche Bank National Trust Corm-
pan as Trustee for Long Beach
ortgage Trust 2006-1
P aintiff,
-vs-
Lissette Casanova; Filberto Casao-
va, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National
Association,
Defend ant(s)
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order rescheduling fore-
closure sale dated July 28, 2009
entered in Civil Case No. 2008
CA 001327 of the Circuit Court of
he 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
-lendry County Florida wherein
3eutsche Bank National trust Com-
any, as Trustee for Long Beach
mortgage Trust 2006-1, Plainlf and
issette Casanova are defendants)
will sell to the hilhest and best
idder for cash IN FRONT OF THE
OFFICEE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR
UIT COURT IN THE HENDRY
COUNTY COURTHOUSE (BEING THE
ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
IENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LA-
ELLE FLORIDA AT 11 00 A M on
,ugus 26, 2009, the following de-
scr edroperty as set forth in said
Final Judgment, towit

THE NORTH 479 FEET OF THE
EAST 333 FEET OF THE NORTH-
EAST ONE QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER
OF SECTION 32 TOWNSHIP 42
SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA LESS ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY ON THE NORTH
END
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER
EST 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 AF-
TER THE SALE
DATED at LABELLE Florda, this
Sth day of August, 200,
BARBARA S BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Flonrida
BY S/D HAMMOND
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFFp
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN LLP
10004 North Dale Ma ry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa Florida 33618
(B413)80 8888
24705 CN 6/25,7/2/09



NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
AND PUBLIC HEARING
The Florida Governmental Utility
Authority (FGUA") announces a
public meeting and public hearing
to which all interested persons are
invited The FGUA is a legal en
tity and public body created pur
suant to the provisions of Section
163 01, Florida Statutes, and an
Interlocal Agreement among Cit
rus County, Florida; DeSoto
County, Florida, Hendry County,
Florida, Pasco County, Florida,
Polk County, Flonda, Lee County,
Florida, and the Town of Dundee,
Fonda The meeting and pub-
lic hearing will be held at 1:00
p.m. on September 17, 2009
in the Golden Gate Commu-
nity Center, Room A/B, 4701
Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples,
Florida 34116 The FGUA Board
will address general operating is-
sues of the FGUA The meeting
will also include a public hearing
to consider adoption of the annual
budgets and capital improvement
programs and proposed rate in
creases for the FGUA Pasco Utility
Systems, Golden Gate Utility Sys-
tem and Lehigh Acres Utility Sys
tem. All customers of the FGUA,
affected property owners, tenants
or occupants, and all other inter-
ested persons, shall have an op
portunity to be heard concerning
the proposed annual budget and
capital improvement programs
and proposed rate increases and
to file wntten comments with the
FGUA If a person decides to ap-
peal any decision made by the
FGUA with respect to any matter
considered at the heanng, such
person will need a record of the
proceedings and may need to en
sure that a verbatim record is
made, including the testimony
and evidence upon which the ap
peal is to be made. In accor
dance with the Amencans with
Disabilities Act, person needing
special accommodations or an in
terpreter to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Clerk
to the FGUA Board at
(877) 552 3482, at least three
business days prior to the date of
the hearing If you have any
questions, please contact the
Clerk to the FGUA Board at
(877) 552-FGUA
329584 CN 8/13,20/09


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Case #: 2008-CA-000924
Wells Far o Bank N A as Trustee
for ABFC 2006 OPT3 Trust ABFC As
set-Backed Certificates, Sernes 2006-
OPT3,
Plaintiff,
-ye-
Federico Perez and Mana Anita Per
ez, Husband and Wife, Port La Belle
Unit Four Property Homeowners As
sciation, Inc
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated July 31, 2009,
entered in Civil Case No 2008
CA000924 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Florida, wherein
Wells Fargo Bank NA, as Trustee
for ABFCSK 2006-OPT3 Trust, ABEC As-
set-Backed Certificates Series 2006-
OPT3 Plaintiff and Fedenco Perez
and lMaria Anita Perez (SSN XXX
XX 4245 Husband and Wi e are de
pendants), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash IN F ONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HEND-
RY COUNTY COURTHOUSE (BEING
THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENRY COURTS BUILDING) LA
BELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11.00 All, on
September 2, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit

LOT 1, BLOCK 2167, PORT LABELLE,
UNIT 4, AS PER PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST 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.
DATED at LABELLE Flonda, this
7th day of August, 2090
BARBARA 5. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Flonda
BY /S/ D HAMMOND
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO& FISHMAN LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa Florida 33618
08 107450
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MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS OF THE
CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the
Regular Meeong of the Board of
Supervisors of the Central County
Water Control Distct will be held
on Wednesday, August 26, 2009
at 7 p m at the Central County
Conference Room at 475 S Cab-
bage Palm St, Montura Ranch Es
states, Clewiston, Florida, The
purpose of this meeting is to
ransact any and all business
which may come before the
Board, If a person decides to ap
peal the decision of the Board of
Supervisors with respect to any
matter considered at the public
meeting or hearing herein re-
ferred he or she may need to in-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which
record Iludes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
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With school year beginning, preparing for Swine Flu


Hendry and Glades Counties As schools
begin the 2009/10 school year, the Hendry
and Glades County Health Departments are
working with the Hendry and Glades County
School Districts in making preparation for
what health officials say will be the next
wave of H1N1 (Swine) Flu cases.
"The partnership between the health
departments and the schools is essential in
preparing for the HINI/Swine Flu and the
seasonal flu season. We also request that
parents join us in the promotion of good
hand washing and other healthy habits. The
most important thing we can ask parents is
to please keep their child home from school
if they are sick" said Pat Dobbins, R.N., M.S./
H.S.A., Administrator for the Hendry and
Glades County Health Departments.
The following steps have been put in
place to address H IN 1 (Swine) Flu concerns
during the 2009/10 school year:

Increased awareness by school staff
to identify students exhibiting flu-like symp-
toms;


Custodial duties increased focus and
frequency of cleaning commonly touched
areas such as doorknobs, computer key
boards, light switches, handrails, etc.

Students with flu-like symptoms will be
sent to the school's office for evaluation by a
Clinic Assistant and/or School Nurse.

Clinic Assistant and/or School Nurse
will determine if a sick child should be iso-
lated due to their symptoms (Schools will
identify an area where students can be iso-
lated from general student body).

Parents/guardians of the isolated stu-
dents will be contacted and requested to
pick up their child as soon as possible.

Students with influenza-like illness
must remain at home for at least 24 hours
after their fever has completely gone away
(some medicines can reduce fever, but the
child may still need to stay home) (A fever
is a temperature which is higher than 100


degrees).

If the child's symptoms continue or get
worse, parents should seek medical care
from their health care provider.

Students will be allowed to use hand
sanitizers at school under the supervision of
adults.

Hendry and Glades County Health De-
partments and Hendry and Glades County
School Districts will continue to work closely
together monitoring and evaluating the situ-
ation to determine if any additional steps or
actions are necessary.

In addition, the Hendry and Glades
County Health Departments and the Hendry
and Glades County School Districts want to
stress the following actions to help minimize
the affects of the anticipated wave of H1N1/
Swine Flu cases to our communities:

Stay at home: If you or your children


are sick, stay at home at least 24 hours after
your fever has completely gone away.

If symptoms continue or get worse,
please see your health care provider.

Cover Your Cough: You should cough
or sneeze into a tissue (and throw that tissue
away) or sneeze into the bend in your elbow
to avoid contaminating your hands.

Wash Your Hands: Vigorous hand
washing with soap and water for twenty
seconds however, if soap and water are not
available, please use an approved hand sani-
tizer.

Avoid: Avoid close contact with peo-
ple who are coughing or otherwise appear
sick.

Don't Touch: Avoid touching your
eyes, nose and mouth.


Religion briefs


Moore Haven

Homecoming Celebration at Palmdale
Baptist
Palmdale Baptist Church will be having
their Homecoming Celebration on Sunday,
Aug. 30. Special Music by The Gulf State
Quartet will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Jimmy Snell will be the guest
speaker.
Dinner on the Grounds will follow the
service.

Fall Festival asks for donations, cloth-
ing and toys
New Hope Baptist Church will hosts its
2nd Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Live Music, Blood Mobile plus many oth-
er activities.
We are asking for donations such as
clothing, toys, school supplies and etc to be
given away the day of our festival.
If you have items you would like to donate
or need any other information, please don't
hesitate to contact Brenda at 863-532-8314 or
by e-mail at newhopebaptistchurch33471@
yahoo.com.

First Indian Baptist Church holds 50th
Golden Anniversary
The community is invited to attend the
50th Golden Anniversary (1959 2009) with
the First Indian Baptist Church of Brighton
on Sunday, Aug. 23 beginning at 10:45 a.m.
Celebration dinner to follow.
Please come, bring your family and
friends to an exciting reunion with old
memories, Creek songs, Bluegrass music,
delicious food and great fellowship!
The First Indian Baptist Church is located
at 20060 Reservation Rd (Hwy 721 South) in
Okeechobee, Fla.
For further information please contact
Pastor Wonder Johns at 863-634-1639 or
863-357-0013.

Thrift shop open at Church of God of


Prophecy
The Church of God of Prophecy, in Moore
Haven, will have a thrift shop open on Sat-
urdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., all things are
given for a donation, this is to help for ex-
penses of the church.
We feel in helping the church it is helping
you also, with your needs.
All things are nice and clean, these things
are supplied by Cowboy Church Hand &
Hand Ministries of Palmdale, if you would
like to help us call 863-612-0640, if no an-
swer leave message, God bless you.

Clewiston

Back to school party at First Christian
First Christian Church, 201 N. Francisco
Street, will be having a "Back To School"
party for the youth of the community.
The party will take place Sunday, Aug. 23,
beginning at 5 p.m.
There will be games, door prizes, free
school supplies and refreshments for all pre-
school and school age young people.
Julius and Lisa Castellanos will be in
charge of the games.
Jean Rush will be in charge of refresh-
ments, that include pizza, cup cakes and
soft drink.
The new youth minister and wife, Artie
and Dora Carnes, will be introduced. They
will be in charge of the program and music.
Every young person will receive a free
bag of school supplies!
For further information you may call the
Evangelist, Jackie Miller, at 863-983-1804 or
863-983-6704.

Food Bank at Iglesia Vida Nueva
Everyone hits hard times at some point.
To ease the crisis a small food bank is
open at Iglesia Vida Nueva on Sundays from
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Restrictions apply. Iglesia Vida Nueva is
located at 217 East Aztec Ave in Clewiston.


For more information please call 863-983-
1070.

Services Times at Iglesia Vida Nueva
Sunday services will be 11 a.m. V.I.D.A
Kids 4-10; VI.D.A Teens 12-18 celebration


services will begin at 6 p.m.
Monday services begin at 7 p.m. C4 Youth
Group for ages 12-18.
Wednesday prayer and bible study ser-
vices will begin at 7 p.m., Friday prayer and
bible study will also begin at 7 p.m.


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weather
Create a family disaster plan The
Department of Commerce (DOC) recom-
mends that families create a disaster plan
that they practice and maintain. The DOC
suggests the plan include instructions for
evacuations, health emergencies, safety,
loss of water, gas, electricity and/or tele-
phone.
Know the difference between watch
and warning A severe weather WATCH
means conditions are possible in the
specified area usually within 36 hours. A
severe weather WARNING means condi-
tions are expected in the specified area
within 24 hours.
Inspect home and yard for poten-
tial hazards The Home Safety Council
(HSC) advises homeowners to remove
outdoor items such as lawn furniture and
trash cans as they may become airborne
during a severe storm. It also is impor-
tant to trim or cut down weak trees and
branches which are easily broken off by
high winds and may damage a home.
Severe weather can bring intense rain-
fall. The HSC recommends homeowners
keep rain gutters, outside stairwells, win-
dow wells, drain lines and down spouts
clean to prevent flooding.
Secure backup power Flashlights
cannot power refrigerators or life-saving
medical equipment and candles are dan-
gerous. The only way to ensure access to
power when a power outage occurs is to
install an automatic standby generator.
The American Red Cross suggests that
for power outages, permanently installed
stationary generators are better suited
for providing backup power to the home
than portable generators.
Protect your home's openings -
The National Institute for Business and
Home Safety (IBHS) lists the protection
of openings as one of the most important
precautions homeowners can take to im-
prove the chance their home will survive
a storm. Openings include all windows,
entry doors, sliding glass doors, garage
doors and gable end vents.
Check your insurance policy Most
homeowner policies do not cover dam-
age from flooding that may result from
a hurricane or severe weather. Ask an
insurance agent or emergency manage-
ment office for information about the Na-
tional Flood Insurance Program or other
flood insurance programs.


Phosphorus reduction passes quality requirement


Stormwater Treatment Areas treat water before it enters the Everglades, ridding it of phosphorus agents.


West Palm Beach, FL For the 14th con-
secutive year, water flowing out of the farm-
lands in the Everglades Agricultural Area
(EAA) and into the Everglades achieved
phosphorus reductions that were again bet-
ter than the 25 percent reduction required
by law.
With the continued implementation of
improved farming techniques, results for the
2009 monitoring period show a 68 percent
phosphorus reduction in the 500,000-acre
EAA farming region south of Lake Okeecho-
bee.
"The region's agricultural community has
continually strengthened its commitment to
protecting and improving South Florida's
ecosystems," said SFWMD Governing Board
Chair Eric Buermann.
"The solid performance record and con-
tinued commitment will serve to further im-
prove water quality."
Phosphorus reductions were largely
achieved through Best Management Prac-
tices, or BMPs.
BMPs are improved ways of farming -
all with the goal of improving water quality.
In the EAA, the most commonly used
BMPs are improved fertilizer application, im-
proved stormwater pumping practices and
erosion controls to reduce the amount of
phosphorus discharge to the Everglades and
connected water bodies.
Phosphorus can harm the Everglades
ecosystem when stormwater runoff carries
excess amounts into the protected wet-
lands.
To meet the requirements of Florida's
Everglades Forever Act, the amount of phos-
phorus leaving the EAA must be 25 percent
less than before phosphorus-reduction ef-
forts started.
Data for the 2009 annual monitoring pe-
riod show that a 68-percent phosphorus re-
duction was achieved this year.
The average reduction from the imple-
mentation of BMPs over the program's 14-
year history is 54 percent, more than twice


the amount required by law.
When measured in actual mass, 278 met-
ric tons of phosphorus were prevented from
entering the regional canal system, which
sends water into the Everglades, during the
monitoring period from May 1, 2008, to April
30, 2009.
Over the past 14 years, the BMP program
kept approximately 2,000 metric tons of
phosphorus out of the Everglades.
Together with best farming practices,
water leaving the EAA receives additional
treatment in one of several Stormwater
Treatment Areas (STAs) before entering the
Everglades.
These wetlands constructed by the
SFWMD are filled with native vegetation
and use "green" technology to further re-
duce phosphorus levels.
Since 1994, STAs south of Lake Okeecho-
bee with a combined area of more than
52,000 acres have retained more than
1,200 metric tons of phosphorus that would
have otherwise entered the Everglades.
The latest data indicate that through
treatment wetlands and the BMP program,
more than 3,200 metric tons of phosphorus
have been prevented from entering the Ev-
erglades.
Overall, Florida has invested more than
$1.8 billion to improve Everglades water
quality since 1994.
While the EAA continues to meet its tar-
gets, work is continuing to improve water
quality in the C-139 Basin, approximately
170,000 acres of primarily pasture land, row
crops, citrus and sugarcane located west of
the EAA.
Unlike the EAA, the predominantly sandy
soils and gravity drainage within the C-139
Basin present unique challenges to achiev-
ing nutrient reductions.
While the C-139 Basin achieved phos-
phorus reduction goals in 2008, results for
Water Year 2009 (May 1, 2008 April 30,
2009) indicate the basin fell short of targets
in the Everglades Forever Act. A BMP pro-


Photo/sfwmd.gov


gram has been in place for seven years in
the C-139 Basin.
The District is currently expanding sev-
eral water quality improvement projects to
further enhance its water cleaning efforts:
*The SFWMD Governing Board ap-
proved a 4,656-acre expansion of treatment
wetlands in southeast Hendry County. Con-
struction of "Compartment C," a $47.5 mil-
lion investment in restoration, will conned
two existing Stormwater Treatment Areas
(STA-5 and STA-6) in the EAA and more than
double water treatment capability at the
site.
*The renovation of Stormwater Treat-
ment Area 5 in Hendry County is enhancing
plant growth and water movement through
the 8,000-acre treatment marsh.
District crews moved 407,270 cubic yards
of soil in STA-5, shaping the land surface
more evenly so that a larger area of wet-
land vegetation can improve the treatment
area's ability to remove phosphorus from
Everglades-bound waters.
The District's historic plan to purchase
land from the U.S. Sugar Corporation repre-
sents the next step in improving Everglades
water quality, complementing the BMP pro-
gram with a managed system of storage and
treatment to protect Florida's coastal estuar-
ies and to better revive, restore and preserve
the fabled River of Grass.
Environmental benefits include:
*Increasing water storage to reduce
harmful freshwater discharges from Lake
Okeechobee to Florida's coastal rivers and
estuaries.
Improving delivery of cleaner water to
the Everglades.
Preventing tons of phosphorus from en
tering the Everglades.
*Eliminating the need for "back-pump-
ing" water into Lake Okeechobee.
For more information on the SFWMD's
water quality improvement initiatives, please
see Just the Facts: Progress in Everglades
Water Quality Improvements [PDF].




22 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 20, 2009


Religious columns

Lord of all Creation
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
God's wisdom is seen in the making of
the elephant.
The four legs of the elephant all bend for-
ward in the same direction.
No other quadruped is so made.
Because of this, elephants, with their
great mass, can rise up from a prone posi-
tion.
Horses rise up from the ground on their
two front legs first.
Cows rise from the ground first by their
hind legs.
It's amazing how our Creator God has
put everything together.
Watermelons have an even number of
stripes on them.
Oranges have an even number of seg-
ments.
An ear of corn has an even number of
rows, and each stalk of wheat has an even
number of grains.
Every bunch of bananas has an even
number of bananas, and each row decreas-
es by one.
And I've been told that ocean waves roll
in on shore twenty-six per minute in all kinds
of weather.
Looking around, we can see God in all
creation, and realize even more fully that our
Lord has an order for His creation so that it
will carry out plans and purposes.
How great it is to think about the way our
Creator God planned everything so carefully,
everything with a plan.
God is all around us, evidenced in His
creation.
It brings to mind the words of the great
hymn; "0 Lord, my God, when I in awe-
some wonder, consider all the worlds Thy
hands have made, I see the stars, I hear the
rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the
universe displayed..... When through the
woods and forest glades I wander, and hear
the birds sing sweetly in the trees.... Then
sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee; How
Great Thou art, how great Thou art!"
"For since the creation of the world God's
invisible qualities His eternal power and
divine nature--have been clearly seen, be-
ing understood from what has been made,
so that men are without excuse." Romans
1:20.


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CELEBK.XTION OF CULTUKYES
Immokalee will be having a Celebration of Cultures
festival on Friday Sept. 181 6-12 pm, Saturday,
Sept 19th 12-10 pm, and Sunday Sept 20th
12-5 pm at the Immokalee Airport.
There will be a Parade down Main Street, cultural
music, dance, fun and interactive children's activi-
ties, a chili cook off, art exhibits, and vendors.
Admission is $1 but free for children 3 and under
For more information and to register to participate, visit
www immokaleecelebration corn or call 239.252.2313
The event is being sponsored in part by the Immokalee Community Redevel
opment Agency, Redlands Chnstian Migrant Association, Collier County
Parks and Recreation, and Glades Media and is funded in part by the Collier
County Tounst Development Tax


Conscientiousness!
By Jackie Miller, Evangelist
First Christian Church
Our word "conscience" is derived from
two Latin words "con" and "scio". "Con"
means "with" and "scio" means "know".
From "scio" we have our common word
"science".
So, conscience simply means "con-sci-
ence", or "know with" or "agree with".
The conscience is a faculty that passes
judgment upon a man's own thoughts, feel-
ings, and actions.
These are judged to be either good or
bad, depending upon what they are, and
how a man has been taught to look upon
them.
If a man has been correctly schooled and
does right, he has a good conscience.
If he has been correctly taught, but does
wrong, he had a bad conscience.
If he has been incorrectly instructed, but
acts according to his teaching (which is
wrong), he will have a good conscience.
Thus, it was with Paul, who, though he
did many things that were right and few
things that were wrong, "lived in all good
conscience until" the day that he spoke
(Acts 23:1).
For a man to have a good conscience or
a bad conscience is no accurate measure of
his thoughts, feelings, or actions.
A bad conscience is one that has not
been honored by the best of man's ability
to think, feel, and act as he had been taught
that he should.
It is apparent then, that when we call
"bad" conscience is one that reproves a
man's thoughts and feelings, or actions (or
all three) as not being what they should be,
and that a "good" conscience is one that ap-
proves a man's thoughts, feelings, and ac-
tions as being what they should be.
Conscienteousness is having knowledge
influenced by the conscience.
It is allowing thoughts only that have
been censured by the inner man.
It is permitting feelings only that have
been approved by a man's best self.
It is consenting to actions only that have
been consented to by one's ideal.
Applied, it is living the way we would se-
cretly wish to live if it were convenient; living
the way we would advise others to live.
As far as God is concerned, unless an


awakened conscience smites one to act
immediately, a man ceases to have a good
conscience.
If the consceince smites once, it is con-
viction, but if he must smite twice, it is con-
demnaton.
Don't forget, that in order for the con-
science to be a safe guide, it must be fed the
TRUTH!
One can feed his mind falsehoods and
thus rest in false security.
Instead of "always letting your conscience
by your guide" a much better motto would
be "always let THE BIBLE be your guide"!
For Jesus said, "and ye shall know the
TRUTH and the TRUTH shall set you free"
and "thy word is TRUTH 0 God."

Revelation: Gifts and
challenges, and more
than just a book
By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
People say bad things about growing
old.
Try as we may, it's still happening and
nobody has come up with an antidote for
the outcome.
That seems like how God intended it to
be.
However, He has given us some ways to
abundant life while we're still on His earth;
to use, to savor, to enjoy, to be thankful.
I remember having read in the Bible one
of the typical signs of old age.
"Isaac was old, his eyes were so weak
he could no longer see (Genesis 27:1)" and
Moses being a noted exception; "Moses was
one hundred twenty years old when he died,
yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength
gone (Deuteronomy 34:7)" are two exam-
ples.
Eli, who mentored Samuel was described
as "very old (1 Samuel 2:22) and "...whose
eyes were becoming so weak that he could
barely see... (ch. 3, v. 2)" is another reminder
that age somehow brings limited vision.
It also brings problems with knees and
backs.
In the evolutionary chain of development,
one of the last things to be accomplished
was walking upright; knees and backs are
still in need of perfection.


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with over 30 years of experience in caring for children.
To make your appointment, please call (561) 924-6100.


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Ask anyone with a cane or a walker; they
can tell you about what wears out first!
Today, there are interventions and re-
placements that make possible getting
around without pain or paralysis.
A T.V documentary the other evening fea-
tured a completely paralyzed scientist send-
ing messages via his computer, monitoring
his brain waves and in turn allowing him to
compose messages solely by his thoughts.
Another woman controlled a wheel chair
through her mental processes only; direct-
ing it toward the door of her home and then
turning it around.
The fountain of youth is still a myth; but
the amelioration of living is ours.
I choose to see it as a gift from God.
The eyes that used to grow dim now see;
and sometimes see better than ever before;
the limitations of mobility are no longer as
limiting, and many walk or even play sports
when they were formerly confined.
We are verging on ways of combining
our very wishes to move or communicate
with electro-mechanical ways to overcome
all sorts of handicaps.
Where does God have a place in it all?
I choose to see it as revelation.
In the midst of all of the problems we
face; the environment, the economy, the job
market, the ongoing wars, the depletion of
needed resources, God is making it possible
for us to still be around and live well!
He seems to be saying "I'll make your life
better, now solve your problems and be able
to make full use of the gift of a long and bet-
ter life here!"
God is saying "Care for my world, stop
senseless tragedies, make use of the things
you have learned to give you a better life,
love one another...." and with it will come a
foretaste of Heaven.
God has given us many ways to enjoy it;
the rest is up to us!





The Glades County School Board
Will Hold A Policy Book Workshop
On August 27, 2009
Following The Regular Meeting
Scheduled To Begin At 9:00A.M.
In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
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tion and found that she had written checks
from the jail canteen account," said Ms. Per-
ezluha. "She used that money for her per-
sonal use."
Confronted with the evidence, Susan
English reportedly turned herself in on Tues-
day, accompanied by her attorney, Steven
Ramunni and husband, James. She posted a
$25,000 bond and was released from jail.
Reached by telephone earlier this week,
Sheriff Steve Whidden praised the work of
FDLE and his investigators, but regretted
that the sheriff's office would have been
the backdrop for a scandal involving high-
ranking officials.
"I hate for this kind of thing to happen,"
he said.
According to him, the investigation was
started after current Jail Administrator Lt.
Mike Kosh, presenting the sheriff with a
number of checks that had been returned by
the back, told him that "something doesn't
look right."
The checks, explained the sheriff, were
made out to cash in various amounts, and


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pointment with a tutor in the math or read-
ing center and there are rooms for remedial
counseling and peer tutoring.
With almost everything on line these
days, the library has an electronic database.
Still couriers can bring books as needed
from the Fort Myers or Charlotte Campus.
The college will continue to cater to adult
students with evening classes, but will now
be more equipped to provide for daytime
students as well. Dr. Land is no stranger to
this area. Her first teaching assignment was
at Clewiston Middle School in the 1970s,
where she taught English for two years. She
lived in Port LaBelle. This fourth generation
Floridian, born in Tampa, then moved to
Tennessee for 25 years. In 2002 she came to
Edison College.
The college is currently screening candi-
dates, hoping to hire a dean for the Hendry-
Glades campus. Dr. Land said there are a
number of good candidates from all over
the country going through the process. They




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were each signed by Susan English.
"In governmental business, you never
make anything out to cash," said the sheriff.
Sheriff Whidden said an internal audit
and subsequent calls to vendors that had
been listed in the sheriff's office own re-
cords revealed that they had not submitted

will be meeting community leaders. Since
the ultimate choice will be required to live in
this community, he or she must be the right
fit for the community, Dr. Land explains.
Even Dr. Land is surprised at how quickly
this campus is growing. She said the Curtis
endowment provided funds to renovate and
purchase this facility. She said it's a "good
investment," but even so hopes to build a
more extensive campus on SR 80 one day.
She points out that the pursuit of grants for a
specialized facility to study biofuel possibili-
ties is one way the campus could make its
way into the future. What lies ahead for the
college is unknown, but Dr. Land believes
that it will be a collaboration with the com-
munity that will lay the path to that future.
Christy Gilfert, Director of Student Ser-
vices at Charlotte, is responsible for devel-
oping student programing at Hendry/Glades
and is currently filling in for Brooke Bruhn,
who is on maternity leave. Ms. Gilfert said
she is looking at the enrollment patterns of
younger students to expand course selec-
tions. She said these students seem to be ex-
cited about this new college campus. As of
August 12, enrollment at the Hendry-Glades
Campus was 375. With a typical enrollment
















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invoices, nor had received payment from the
sheriff's office, for goods or services.
"It's something that I immediatelywanted
FDLE to look at," said the sheriff. "They did a
good job, and I'd like to thank our own staff
for bringing it to our attention. They could
have ignored it."
Current Jail Administrator Lt. Kosh was
Major Sibbald-English's assistant while she
worked at HCSO Jail.
He told FDLE agents that several weeks
before retiring, she told him not to let the
finance department or administration know
about the jail canteen account because they
would take control of it. According to FDLE
records, he also stated that, since Sibbald-
English left, the balance of the jail canteen
has "significantly increased."
According to FDLE records, the money
Sibbald-English received from these checks
was spent on child care for her grandchil-
dren as well as gifts of thousands of dollars
to family members.
Sibbald-English worked for Lee County
Sheriff's Office as an auxiliary officer in 1980
and was a corrections officer there from
August 1981 to December 1996. She went
back to Lee County from June 2001 to De-
cember 2004. While working for LCSO, she

of 450-500 students, staff is confident this
year will meet or exceed those figures. Even
so, Ms. Gilfert said many students are taking
fewer classes perhaps a sign of the weak
economy. Students may continue to register
through August 28.
Look for additional courses to be added.
The campus is also geared toward pro-
viding non-credit training programs with
the Economic Development Council. These
types of programs help provide a ready
workforce, thereby recruiting businesses to
the area or helping local established busi-
nesses enhance employee skills. Dr. Land
has high expectations for this campus. She
foresees that, in just a few short years, it
will have outgrown this facility and that big
campus on SR. 80 will be a reality. She sees
this facility offering a full compliment of pro-


received a recommendation for removal
from authoritative command in 1992 after
the wrong man was arrested on a five-year-
old misdemeanor warrant; and in 1993 she
was recommended for a two-day suspen-
sion and retraining in legal responsibilities
when a use of force incident was not docu-
mented.
She first came to work for Hendry County
Jail in January 1997 to December 2001; then
again from January 2005 until her retirement
in January 2009.
At one time she was also named Florida's
top jail administrator.
The sheriff blamed poor oversight for let-
ting the alleged crime go on for more than
two-and-a-half years.
"We have a checks and balances system
that obviously the last administration did
not," he said.
At a time when the sheriff's office con-
tinues to struggle in the face of a tightening
budget, wondering whether money was sto-
len that could have paid for a few more feet
on the street was disheartening, the top law
enforcement official said.
"It sure is," he said.

grams. In short, she visualizes a bright future
for Hendry-Glades.
She is sure this center will evolve differ-
ently than Charlotte or the other EC campus-
es, reflecting the different needs of this com-
munity, "This site will go where the county
needs to go," she said, "This is a community
to be proud of." Dr. Land hopes to provide
a strong college experience to the commu-
nity and feels involving the chamber of com-
merce and the Hendry County Economic
Development Council is step one.
In her view, "The community needs a
bright light." She is sure that Edison State
College Hendry-Glades will be that light
and that the two will move into the future
together.
For information you can call the Hendry-
Glades campus at 675-0408 in LaBelle.


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