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Publication Date: August 27, 2009
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CLEWIS


Vol. 84 No. 8


Thursday, August 27, 2009


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50 Plus tax


News in briefs

ACFC Car Wash
ACFC will be having at car wash
this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12
p.m. at Advanced Auto Parts. All
proceeds will go towards the Win-
ter Wonderland held in Clewiston
this December.

See Briefs Page 22

Arrest pg. 10


Triple murder tr


More depositions
needed, trial date
uncertain
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
LABELLE -- After three years of
legal wrangling and a multitude
of court dates, the state's case
against Ruby Yolanda Parker in the
death of three Clewiston residents
has been delayed once more.
A trial date of Aug. 31 had been
set for Parker but was pushed
back with the argument that sev-
eral more depositions are needed
in the case, according to Saman-


tha Syeon, a spokeswoman for the
state attorney's office.
Ms. Syeon reports that a trial
date remains very much up in the
air, and the next scheduled court
date is set for Dec. 22, the sound-
ing of the docket.
Parker remains in a LaBelle
jail, facing three murder charges,
and one home invasion robbery
charge. She is being represented
by the
Investigators say the suspect
was involved in the murder of
Joey Glenn Whitaker, Carolyn
Cox Whitaker, and Myrtle Lee Cox
at their Avenida Del Rio home in
Clewiston in 2006.
The bodies of the three victims


'ial pushed
were found inside the home on that day, as
the morning of Aug. 15, minutes the momei
after family members reported not were killed
being able to get in contact with Justbef
anyone at the home. had been I
A second suspect, Richard son out of
Harker, was driving a vehicle with The dec
Parker as a passenger when law have met J
enforcement officials caught up to sippi where
them later that day at the Big Cy- and debri;
press Indian Reservation. Katrina.
Surrounded, Harker pointed a The sto
gun at himself and ended his life pecially ne
before officials were able to place in the tradi
him into custody, investigators hood on th
said. ton, where


As a result, Parker may be the
only surviving person with knowl-
edge about what exactly occurred


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News Ed
reached atj


back
well as what led up to
nt when the Whitakers
ore the murders, Parker
listed as a missing per-
Mississippi.
:eased suspect is said to
oey Whitaker in Missis-
the two hauled trash
s following Hurricane
ry shocked locals, es-
ighbors of the victims
tionally quiet neighbor-
he north side of Clewis-
police accede they re-
vely few calls.
itor Jose Zaragoza can be
zaragoza@newszap.com.


Lake Level


Red Light cameras


in Clewiston?


14.03 feet
above sea level


Index


Classifieds. ....... ... .......... . 15
Public Forum 3
Sports 2
Schools ............ 13

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City considers (very
carefully) whether to
move forward
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- The closest
thing Clewiston has now to a red
light camera system is Kristine Pe-
tersen.
The assistant police chief
sometimes sits at a nearby coffee
shop on Sugarland Highway with
a radio in her hand, a notepad
in the other, and writes down li-
cense plate numbers and signals
officers when a vehicle has run a
red light.
"We understand that the peo-
ple who drive trucks are under
time constraints," said the assis-


tant chief. "It's an issue."
The example demonstrates,
law enforcement officials and
some city leaders say, exactly how
much the city stands to gain from
placing cameras at intersections
to catch the red light runners.
The idea for the cameras in
Clewiston seems to have been
the brainchild of Mayor Mali
Chamness, who has, for about a
year, asked counsel and staff to
consider the implementation.
As she traveled to other cities,
the mayor said "I saw them (cam-
eras) everywhere."
Since private companies usu-
ally bear the expense of installing
and operating the camera, usually
sharing a smaller percentage of
the fees from tickets, the systems
See Cameras Page 22


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Kickoff Classic football games this weekend


Four area teams play
tomorrow night; Glades
Central goes to Miami on
Saturday

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
SOUTH LAKE REGION Are you ready
for some football?
That's quite possibly a no-brainer for just
about anyone who lives in the area.
With the 2009 Kickoff Classic games
coming tomorrow night (Aug. 28) and Sat-
urday night (Aug. 29), it should make for an
entertaining, if not exhilarating, weekend.
Over in Glades County, the Moore Haven
Terriers will be at home tomorrow night
against Coral Springs Christian, with the
scheduled kickoff to be at 7 p.m.
The Clewiston Tigers, meanwhile, will be
traveling to Stuart on Friday night, with a road
game against Class 5A power South Fork.
South Fork lost in the Class 5A regional
semifinals last year to eventual state and na-
tional champion St. Thomas Aquinas.
It goes without saying that Clewiston will
have to play its best in order to come away
victorious on the road.
The Clewiston-South Fork game is slated
for 7 p.m. Friday night.
As for the Glades Day Gators, they will be
on the road tomorrow night against John


INI/Naji Tobias
Glades Day's Kelvin Taylor is expecting to have a big running game against
John Carroll tomorrow night (Aug. 28)


Carroll, a team that moved down from Class
2B to Class IA this year.
It should be a contest easily won by
Glades Day, but anything can happen. The
Glades Day-John Carroll game is scheduled
for 7 p.m.


The Pahokee Blue Devils will be playing
themselves tomorrow night at the newly
christened Anquan Boldin Sports Complex
in Pahokee.
That contest is actually called the Blue-
White scrimmage game, with players such


as wideouts De'Joshua Johnson and Chris
Dunkley likely squaring off against defensive
backs Raheam Buxton and Merill Noel.
It could be one of the matchups to look
out for in the Pahokee lights on Friday.
The week's best contest goes to the
Glades Central Raiders, as they will be trav-
eling to Miami in a Saturday night matchup
with Class 6A team Carol City (Miami).
With the game set to be played at Traz
Powell Stadium Glades Central last ap-
peared there two years ago in a 35-21 spring
game loss to Northwestern (Miami) it
should be a fully packed venue, with many
fans from both teams expected to show up.
That game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
None of these games will count on the
teams' records, as regular season play be-
gins next Frday (Sep. 4).
Notes: Coming next week will be the
team previews from Moore Haven, Clewis-
ton, Glades Central, Glades Day and Paho-
kee.
Also, the first-ever Hot 25 Super Seniors
list will be released.
In addition, results from all of the kickoff
games will be highlighted.
Here's hoping that fans can sit back and
enjoy the 2009 high school football season.
Staff Writer Naji Tbbias can be reached at nto-
bias@newszap.com.


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Clubs and organizations


1st Annual Benefit for the

CPD Explorers
The Clewiston Police Department Explor-
ers will be having a co-ed softball tourna-
ment on Sept. 19 at the Clewiston softball
fields. Cost per team will be $150 plus two
balls. For more information or to enter a
team please contact Adam at 863-634-0735
no later than Sept. 17.

Hogwild and Raisin Pork

Pride
The first regular meeting for 4-Her's will
be held on Aug. 30 beginning at 2 p.m. at the
Youth Center. Also a parent/exhibitor meet-
ing will be held on Aug. 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the
fairgrounds.

Clewiston Performing Arts

Center
Registration forms will begin being ac-
cepted for the new dance, cheer and tum-
bling year on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m. at the Beardsley room (behind the
John Boy Auditorium). Classes are set to be-
gin the Monday after Labor Day and will fol-
low the Hendry County School system cal-
endar, ending with two recitals in May. More


information about the Clewiston Performing
Arts Center can be acquired through our
website at www.clewpac.com. Class sizes
are limited. You will be required to pay a
one time registration fee of $15, plus first
and last month tuition for all classes, at the
registration. Please do not send anyone else
to register you children. If you are unable
to attend either of the registrations, contact
the Youth Center and they will have the ap-
propriate forms.

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.

Project H.O.lE.
Sometimes when a disaster is over and
you are just beginning to get back on your
feet, you discover you still do not have the
ability to repair or rebuild your home with-
out some help.
After Tropical Storm Fay, you may have


been able to repair or rebuild but things are
just not the same. Anxiety or just feeling the
blues is common. Talking really helps... get-
ting connected with available resources re-
ally helps! Project H.O.P.E. is a FEMA funded
program managed by the State of Florida.
Project H.O.P.E. outreach workers are in
your community.
If you would like to talk with one of the
team members, please contact Diego at 239-
200-7454. They are here to help and would
love to hear how you are doing!

Bird-Watching Tours in
Hendry County
Through a partnership with Hendry-
Glades Audubon, the South Florida Water
Management District will offer to the public
escorted birding tours at the South Florida
Birding Trail Stormwater Treatment Area 5
(STA-5) south of Clewiston in eastern Hen-
dry County.
Tours are open to anyone, but partici-
pants must register to reserve a space on
the trips. Meet at the STA5 gate at 8:30 a.m.
To sign up for the STA-5 Birding Tour: Send
an e-mail to Margaret England, at: sta5bird-
ing@embarqmail.com with your name and
contact information including an emergency
See Clubs Page 10


General News and Information


Bus driver training classes
Hendry County Schools is recruiting sub-
stitute bus drivers. Training classes will be-
gin Sept. I through Sept. 11, class time will
be 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Classes will be held at
the Clewiston Bus Compound (Behind Cen-
tral Elementary School). To register please
contact the Transportation Office at 863-983-
1516.

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.

Looking to earn a second
income or extra dollars?
The Clewiston News, The Sun, and
Glades County Democrat have a unique
opportunity for individuals who enjoy their
community and who have an interest in rep-
resenting their local paper as independent
advertising sales representatives.
Ideal for those looking for a second in-
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with an interest in sales and marketing.
Please contact either Judy Kasten by email at
jkasten@strato.net or by phone at 863-763-
3134 or Tom Byrd at flpublisher@newszap.
com or 727-919-6161.


Stop the violence
services available
The Hendry and Glades Domestic and
Sexual Violence Council's mission is to in-
crease community awareness about domes-
tic and sexual violence and victim safety by
providing services, referrals and education
relating to the affects of domestic/sexual vio-
lence in our community.
The meetings rotate between LaBelle,
Clewiston and Moore Haven.
To get involved in the council or for in-
formation about meeting dates and times,
please call Abuse Council and Treatment,
Inc.'s Rural Extension (REACT): 863-674-
See General Page 22


Local Weather


Weather Forecast for Hendry County
from the National Weather Service.
Clewiston and surrounding
areas:
Thursday: Scattered
"h-.---.rs and thunderstorms.
.l cloudy, with a high
S 89. Northeast wind
i.-.... i 8 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night: Iso-
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..*ii, i .* und 76. East
wind between 7 and 9 mph.
Saturday: A 40 percent
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. i, i, a..ar 89. Southeast
wind around 7 mph.
Saturday Night: A 20
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I i miunderstorms. Partly
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Sunday: A 40 percent
Si. .. .- showers and thun-
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Si 1. .. r 89.
Sunday Night: A 20 per-
* ,,I . ,,.. .1 showers and
i.1,,1,.1.-, ,.. Partly cloudy,
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Monday: A 40 percent
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4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 27, 2009



Preparing to go back to school with Diabetes


Back to school can be stressful for ev
eryone, but for children living with diabe-
tes, preparing to go back to school is much
more complicated.
It often involves parents, teachers, ad-
ministration, school nurses, cafeteria staff
and coaches teaming up to ensure the child
remains healthy.
Proper diabetes management, especially
important for children, requires a large time
commitment and significant understanding
of the disease from diabetic children and
from the people they spend time with every
day.
Marc Wolf RPh, founder and CEO of Dia-
betic Care Services, a leading mail order pro-
vider of diabetic supplies and prescriptions,
offers some tips for parents to help their
children return to school when diabetes is
a factor.
Tips for Managing Diabetes at
School
Before school begins, schedule a meet-
ing with your child's teacher, administrator,
school nurse and cafeteria staff to discuss his
or her personal diabetes management plan.

Bring written copies of the plan to leave
with each person who may be responsible


for your child. It should include information
on your child's medication, including when
it should be taken, proper dosage, proper
technique for administering the medication,
who should administer medication (your
child, the school nurse, or another designat-
ed staff member) and the reasons why your
child takes it, as well as who to contact and
what actions to take in case of emergency,
how to recognize warning signs of high and
low blood sugar, and a nutrition plan for
both regular meals and snacks.

Review the personal diabetes manage-
ment plan with your child.

If he or she is old enough, your child
will be able to manage most testing and
medication independently, but should also
know who he or she can turn to when help
is needed.

For younger children, explain that an-
other person will be taking over the tasks
their mom or dad might usually perform
while at school.

Seek feedback from your child daily to
ensure he or she feels comfortable with the
situation and to assess how he or she feels
throughout the day.


Pack healthy snacks for your child to
battle sudden low blood sugar, and ensure
school staff will allow your child to access
these snacks when needed.

Ask the school nurse to store extra test-
ing supplies and medications as back up.

Teach your child not to share snacks or
trade food items with other students while
at lunch.

Establish a routine for your child right
away so he or she adapts habits for eating,
testing and taking medication at the same
time each day whether in school, at prac-
tice or at home after school. Most impor-
tantly, ensure your child goes to bed on time
with no distractions to prevent them from
falling asleep.

It is normal for parents to feel stressed
when children head back to school, but it is
important to remain as calm as possible so
that your child also feels relaxed. High stress
levels can cause spikes in blood glucose lev-
els due to adrenaline released by the body.

Encourage your child to be an active
participant in physical education class and


even to join an athletic team. Just be sure
to meet with coaches in advance to discuss
your child's personal diabetes management
plan.
Ask your child's teacher to invite a dia
betes educator to speak with the class. The
local diabetes association can provide re-
sources for locating an educator, who can
explain the basics of diabetes to your child's
classmates (i.e. that it is not contagious) and
answer any questions they might have. Your
child will feel more comfortable managing
diabetes while at school if he or she isn't
greeted with questions or stares.
Make sure your child wears a diabetic
ID bracelet or necklace at all times. Bracelets
are inexpensive and can be purchased on-
line at www.diabeticcareservices.com.
About Diabetic Care Services
Diabetic Care Services, headquartered in Cleve-
land is one of the nation's leading mail order
durable medical equipment suppliers dedicated
exclusively to diabetic supplies and prescription
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Glades General Hospital to be sold


West Palm Beach, FL The Health Care
District of Palm Beach County today an-
nounced that the Glades General Hospital
property in Belle Glade, Florida, will be sold
to the highest bidder after the staff, medical
equipment, and services are transitioned to
Lakeside Medical Center, the replacement
hospital that is on schedule to open in mid-
October, 2009.
Glades General is situated on approxi-
mately 13.5 acres of land fronting Main Street,
the main thoroughfare in Belle Glade.
The property is also adjacent to farmland
in the rear.
The primary hospital building on the site
was opened in 1965.
The District today posted the Invitation to
Bid at www.hcdpbc.org.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting is sched-
uled to be held on September 9, 2:30 p.m.
to 4 p.m., in the Cafeteria at Glades General,
which is located at 1201 South Main Street
in Belle Glade.
The Health Care District anticipates mak-
ing a decision within 30 to 60 days from the
receipt of bids.
The property is anticipated to be con-
veyed in 2010.
In 2004 the Health Care District acquired
Glades General, a 73-bed acute care hos-
pital that has served the western Palm
Beach County communities bordering Lake
Okeechobee for six decades.
The District invested more than $3.5 in


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of your daily routine? Do you need to get out
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As volunteer, you'll enjoy many rewards:
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Whether you're in our area during the win
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membership.
While most of their time is spent in the
gift shop, the HRMC Auxiliary provides as-
sistance in other departments as well. Al-
though they do not receive a salary, it's not
because these men and women are worth-
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Auxiliary uses its proceeds from the gift shop
to make purchases for the hospital. If you're
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Sheila Whitt, Auxiliary president at 863-902-
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With Lakeside Medical Center opening in short time, officials with the Health
Care District of Palm Beach County will be selling the Glades General Hospital
property.


technology and infrastructure repairs.
Ultimately, the District decided to con-
struct a 70-bed replacement hospital on a
50-acre medical campus at the intersection
of US 441 and State Road 80.
On track to open in mid-October, Lake-
side Medical Center will offer modern tech-
nology and all private patient rooms.
"We're entering a very exciting time,"
states Dwight D. Chenette, MBA, MPH, the
Chief Executive Officer of the Health Care
District of Palm Beach County.
"We're looking forward to a new facility
and it's time that we market Glades General
Hospital's building and property for alterna-


tive uses."
For more information on the Invitation to
Bid, visit www.hcdpbc.org.
About the Health Care District:
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County
provides health coverage programs for unin-
sured residents, a nationally recognized Trauma
System, nurses staffed in more than 170 public
schools, a pharmacy, a long-term skilled nurs-
ing and rehabilitation center, and acute care
hospital services at Glades General Hospital, the
county's only public hospital, serving the rural
western Palm Beach County communities along
the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee.
Glades General will be replaced by Lakeside
Medical Center when the new hospital opens
this fall.


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Belle Glade Despite the economy, the
Glades Healthcare Foundation's mission to
raise funds for the new Lakeside Medical
Center has been a huge success. The addi-
tion of a $360,000 donation from the Sugar
Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida draws
the campaign even closer to its $1.5 million
matching challenge grant from The Kresge
Foundation and guarantees the hospital's
opening this fall.
The Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative gift
will provide a waiting room outside the ER,
as well as one of the 70-bed, private patient
rooms. The donation joins recent gifts from
the Hill Foundation ($250,000), the Rooney
Family and Palm Beach Kennel Club gift
($50,000) and the Workforce Alliance gift of
$25,000 for nurse training.
Lakeside Medical Center, Palm Beach
County's only public hospital, will replace
the current Glades General Hospital which
opened in the 1940's.
About the Sugar Cane Growers Cooper-
ate of Florida:
The Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of
Florida is a 54 grower member organization
where each member, no matter the size of
the farm, has an equal vote in all decisions.
Membership in the Cooperative provides the
farmer the resources, technical and regula-
tory support, marketing and legal services
usually affordable by only the largest farm-
ing operations. The Cooperative has made
it possible for family farmers to stay at the
leading edge of technology; make use of the
latest advancements in science to protect


and preserve the environment; and provide
economic stability and viability to an increas-
ingly complex business.
Glades Healthcare Foundation is lead-
ing the fund raising campaign for the new
70-bed, $67 million community hospital in
the Glades that will serve more than 40,000
residents. Thanks to a commitment of $53
million from the Health Care District of
Palm Beach County, and the generosity of
individuals and organizations, the campaign
has reached 89% of its goal. Lakeside Medi-
cal Center is scheduled to open in late 2009.
Recently, the Foundation received a $1.5
million matching challenge grant from The
Kresge Foundation to help reach the cam-


paign goal. For more information about the
campaign, please visit www.gladeshealth-
care.org or call 561-833-8999.
About Glades Healthcare Foundation
Glades Healthcare Foundation was created in
2006 to support healthcare initiatives in western
Palm Beach County. Its primary focus is to lead
a $73 million fund raising campaign for the new
Lakeside Medical Center by engaging individual
donors and organizations to contribute to
the project. Helping to build the new regional
hospital, the cornerstone to the new medical
campus, is just the beginning for Glades Health-
care Foundation. Through collaboration and
support of healthcare partners in the area, the
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Hendry Regional Medical Center explains fever in kids


If you're a parent, you've probably experi-
enced this scenario: You wake up in the mid-
dle of the night to find your child flushed, hot
and sweaty. Your little one's forehead feels
warm.
You immediately suspect a fever, but are
unsure of what to do next. Should you get
out the thermometer or call the emergency
room?
In healthy kids, typically, fevers don't in-
dicate anything serious. Although it can be
frightening when your child's temperature
rises, on the average, a fever causes no harm
and can sometimes be a good thing it's of-
ten the body's way of fighting infections -
both bacterial and viral.
Fever occurs when the body's internal
thermostat raises the body temperature
above its normal level. A normal tempera-
ture is about 98.6 F, when taken orally (by
mouth). Temperatures taken rectally (by
rectum) usually run one degree higher than
those taken orally.
What causes fever?
It's important to remember that fever by
itself is not an illness. It's usually a symptom
of an underlying problem. Fever has several
potential causes:
Infection: Most fevers are caused by
infection or other illnesses. Fever helps the
body fight infections by stimulating natural
defense mechanisms.
Overdressing: Infants, especially new-
borns, may get fevers if they're over-bundled
or in a hot environment because they don't
regulate their body temperature as well as
older children. However, because fevers in
newborns can indicate serious infections,
even infants who are overdressed must be
evaluated by a doctor if they have a fever.
Immunizations: Babies and children
sometimes get low-grade fevers after getting
vaccinated.
Teething Although teething may
cause a slight rise in body temperature, it's
probably not the cause if a child's tempera-
ture is higher than 100 F.
When can a fever be a sign of
something serious?
In the past, doctors advised treating a fe-
ver on the basis of temperature alone. Now,
however, they recommend considering both


the temperature and the child's overall con-
dition.
Kids whose temperatures are lower than
102 F often don't require medication, unless
they're uncomfortable. There's one impor-
tant exception to this rule: If you have an
infant 3 months or younger with a rectal
temperature of 100.4 F or higher, call your
doctor or go to the emergency room imme-
diately. Even a slight fever can be a sign of
a potentially serious infection in very young
infants.
If you child is between 3 months and 3
years old and has a fever of 102.2 F or high-
er, call a physician to see if your child needs
to be seen. For older children, take behavior
and activity levels into consideration. Your
child is probably NOT serious if he/she:
Is still interested in playing,
is eating and drinking well,
is alert and smiling,
has normal skin color,
looks well when temperature comes
down.
Don't worry too much if your child has a
fever, but doesn't want to eat. This is com-
mon with infections that cause fever. More
importantly, make certain your child drinks
and urinates normally.
How can I know if my child has
a fever?
Sometimes a gentle kiss on the forehead
or a hand placed lightly on your child's skin
is often enough to give you a hint that your
child has a fever. The most reliable method
is using a thermometer. Your child has a fe-
ver if his/her temperature is at or above one
of these levels: 100.4 F measured rectally;
99.5 F measured orally; or 99 F measured
under the arm.
Because fevers may rise and fall, a child
with fever might experience chills, as the
body tries to generate additional heat and as
its temperature begins to rise. The child may
sweat as the body releases extra heat when
the temperature begins to drop.
Sometimes kids with fever breathe faster
than usual and may have a higher heart rate.
You should call the doctor if your child is
having difficulty breathing, is breathing fast-
er than normal, or continues to breathe fast
after the fever comes down.
Helping your child to feel


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What should you do if your child gets
a fever?

better
Here are ways to alleviate symptoms that
accompany a fever, which makes your child
feels uncomfortable or fussy:
Give acetaminophen or ibuprofen,
based on the package recommendation for
age or weight. If you don't know the recom-
mended dosage, or if your child is younger
than two years, call the doctor to find out
how much to give. Remember that fever
medication will usually temporarily bring a
temperature down, but it will not return it
to normal and it won't treat the underly-
ing reason for the fever. NEVER give aspirin
to a child, due to its association with Reye
syndrome, a rare and potentially fatal dis-
ease. Infants who are under two months
old should not be given medication for fever
without being evaluated by a doctor. If your
child has any medical problems, check with
a physician to see which medication is best
to use.
Giving a sponge bath can make your
child more comfortable and help bring the
fever down. Use only lukewarm water; cool


water may cause shivering, which actually
raises the body temperature. NEVER use
alcohol (it can cause poisoning when ab-
sorbed through the skin). NEVER use ice
packs/cold baths (they can cause chills that
may raise body temperature).
Dress your child in lightweight cloth-
ing and cover with a light sheet or blanket.
Overdressing and over-bundling can prevent
body heat from escaping and can cause a
temperature to rise.
Offer plenty of fluids to avoid dehydra-
tion a fever will cause a child to lose fluids
more rapidly.
If your child is also vomiting and/or has
diarrhea, ask the doctor if you should give
an electrolyte (rehydration) solution made
especially for kids.
If your child wants to eat let him/her,
but don't force eating.

When to call a doctor
The exact temperature that should trigger
a call to the doctor depends on the age of the
child, the illness, and whether the child has
other symptoms associated with the fever.
Call a doctor if you have:
An infant younger than 3 months with a
temperature of 100.4 F or higher.
An older child with a temperature high-
er than 102.2 F.
Call a doctor if an older child has a fever
of less than 102.2 F but also:
Refuses fluids or seems too ill to drink
adequately,
has persistent diarrhea or repeated
vomiting,
has any sign of dehydration (urinating
less than usual, not having tears when cry-
ing, less alert, and less active than usual)
has a specific complaint (sore throat
earache, etc.)
still has a fever after 24 hours in kids
(younger than 2 years) or 72 hours (in kids 2
years or older).
Trust your instinct if you suspect your
child is sick you're probably right. You
know your child better than anyone.


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A Walk in the Past: The m



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By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The wind began to blow, creating fester-
ing dust storms, which evolved into towering
clouds of dirt that turned the horizon black.
The dark, floating mass moved across the
dry, abandoned fields like a giant creature,
hissing and roaring as it slithered along the
thirsty land's cracked and parched soil.
Gaunt onlookers sought shelter in their
cabins and watched with stricken eyes as
the bellowing, blackened behemoth moved
across the brown and withered landscape
before engulfing their world in darkness.
Small granules of sand and fine dirt
poured through the cracks of the cabins like
water, filling them with dust that clogged
the occupant's eyes and mouth with one of
Mother Nature's most precious gifts Top-
soil.
The droughts (Dust Bowl) that struck the
west in the 1930s uprooted thousands of
people, who fled drought stricken states like
Oklahoma in their search for jobs and food.
A drought in the 1820s, brought the same
destruction to the Seminole Nation in Flor-
ida.
It is time to take a "Walk in The Past" and
read about the Seminole Indian Reservation
in ole Florida.
Southern settlers had long been covet-
ing Florida, so jubilee spread across Georgia
when the United States officially took pos-
session of Florida in 1821.
Georgia settlers began moving into Flor-
ida and soon conflict with the Seminoles
over land ownership, black slaves and free
ranging cattle spread like a wildfire across
the Florida frontier.
The United States was on a collision
course with the Seminole Nation and saw
but one resolution to its Indian problem: Re-
move the Indians from Florida or place them
in a restricted area.
The U.S. government considered relocat-
ing the Seminoles to Creek lands in Alabama
and Georgia, but the settlers didn't want an-
other Indian problem.
The Seminoles weren't happy about hav-
ing Creeks as neighbors, so Alabama and
Georgia were ruled out.
Lands west of the Mississippi River were
also considered, but dropped because the
United States knew little about that region.
Reservations in Florida became the final
solution for the Seminole Nation. Govern-
ment appointed officials were given the task
to arrange a meeting with the Seminoles
and establish the reservations.
The Seminoles and Americans meet five
miles from St. Augustine on the banks of
Moultrie Creek.
Approximately 425 Indians attended the
meeting and negotiations lasted two weeks
before the Treaty of Moultrie Creek was
signed.
The Indians gave up all ownership to
lands in Florida except for reservation lands
stipulated in the treaty.
A new reservation was established for
the Indians that started just north of Ocala


and ended south of Peace River.
An amendment was later added to the
treaty, which gave several resilient chiefs
permission to continue living in their villages
(small reservations) along the Apalachicola
River.
The Seminole Nation gave up approxi-
mately 24 million acres in exchange for
roughly five million acres of reservation
land.
It was indeed a poor business deal for
the Seminoles, but a necessary one, if the
Seminoles wished to live in peace with the
whites.
The treaty was quote "negotiated," be-
tween two parties, the Seminole Nation and
the United States.
In truth, it was a non-negotiable plan,
willed and dictated by the stronger party, the
United States.
The Seminoles never wished to leave
their homelands or cede them to a foreign
power.
Their signatures at Moultrie Creek were
the written, diplomatic responses of an in-
timidated, weaker nation, which was subju-
gated by the demands of a more powerful
nation.
The United States officials had secured
an official treaty document, signed and dot-
ted from the Seminoles, bequeathing Indian
lands to the United States.
Now the government officials were faced
with another challenge: How were they go-
ing to persuade or force the Seminoles to
relocate to the new reservation?
Simply put, the Seminoles were never
happy about ceding their lands or relocating
and for a better word, lacked enthusiasm.
Florida Governor DuVal, was also the ap-
pointed superintendent of Indian Affairs.
The responsibility to organize the Semi-
nole's move to the reservations was given to
him.
So he traveled throughout the Seminole
Nation, urging the Seminoles to make prep-
arations for the move.
However, it didn't take DuVal long to
come to the conclusion that the Indians
weren't going anywhere, until a show of
military force was used to persuade them.
The Indians disparity continued to wors-
en, causing the Seminoles to become so dis-
gruntled that war seemed inevitable.
The United States government had recog-
nized Seminole chief, Neamathla as the offi-
cial spokesperson for the Seminole Nation.
It was hoped that he would support
the treaty and encourage the Seminoles to
move.
Neamathla spoke out against the treaty
and soon had a large following of angry
Seminoles.
One day DuVal heard that a large group
of Indians had gathered at Neamathla's vil-
lage.
He quickly rode to the village with only an
interrupter and confronted a hostile crowd
of three hundred.
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wilds of Kentucky, where he had spent years
commercially hunting.
His life on the frontier had hardened and
shaped him for the angry crowd he now
stoically faced.
In a stern voice, he told the assembled
warriors that they must meet him at St.
Marks on July 26, 1824, to resolve reserva-
tion issues or be destroyed by the armies of
the United States.
His fearlessness and bold accusations
probably saved his life, since the Indians re-
spected bravery.
Neamathla arrived in St. Marks at the ap-
pointed time with six hundred Indians.
DuVal had prepared for their arrival with
an assembled army as a show of force.
He dismissed Neamathla as the chief
representative of the Seminole Nation and
replaced him with John Hicks (Tuckose
Emathla).
John Hicks was more cooperative with
the Americans and helped maintain peace
during the stressful, relocation period.
Moving the quieted Seminoles to their
new reservation land would still be a hercu-
lean task for DuVal.
The season was already too far advanced
for the Indians to move and contracts for
beef, corn, pork, flour, etc had not been ad-
vertised and completed.
Arrangements for tools and stock were
also pending, while Indian crops waited to
be harvested.
Many logistical problems still needed to
be addressed: How many Indians living in
Florida were entitled to the assistance prom-
ised by the Treaty of Moultrie Creek?
Distribution points for these supplies
were limited to two places, the St. Johns Riv-
er and Tampa Bay, so how could qualified
Indians living in a 300 mile radius receive
these supplies?
There also weren't enough horses avail-
able to transport the Indians and their pro-
cessions to the reservation.
The surmounting problems for relocating
the Seminoles were never ending and DuVal
had his hands full.
Ironically, the Seminole Nation at times
had internal issues that DuVal had to ref-
eree.
Most Seminoles descended from the
Creeks, a name thought to have originated
from the English.
The English and later Americans applied
the name to most Indians living in the South-
east, regardless of their culture and nation.
Most of the Indians in the Creek Confed-
eracy spoke either Muskogee (largest group)
or Hitchiti.
The Hitchiti Indians were already settled
in the Southeast when the Muskogee speak-
ing Indians arrived and conquered them.
Over time, the Muskogee, Hitchitis and
other Indian nations formed alliances, which
eventually became known as the Creek Con-
federacy.
The Hithiti speaking "Creeks" are thought
to be some of the first Indians from the Creek
Confederacy to settle in La Florida.
Spanish and English records indicate that
Hitchiti speaking Indians (Mikasuki) estab-
lished Florida settlements as early as 1750.


Muskogee speaking Indians from the Creek
Confederacy are thought to have come later,
but in greater numbers.
The English took possession of Florida in
1763, and held it until 1783.
The English left a legacy during their 20
years in Florida that still lives on today.
They started calling the various Indian
nations in Florida, "Seminoles," a name the
Americans continued to use after they pur-
chased Florida.
Hitchiti and Muskogee cultural differ-
ences created problems in the Creek Con-
federacy.
These cultural differences persisted even
after various groups from both nations
moved into La Florida and became known
as Seminoles.
So DuVal dealt not only with trying to
keep peace among whites and Seminoles,
but also among the different Indian cultures
in the Seminole Nation.
At one point two Indian towns were
fighting each other, using knives and clubs
and DuVal had to call in troops.
In 1824, the Seminole nation started mov-
ing onto the new reservation.
The uprooted Indians were forced to rely
heavily on government assistance until fields
were cleared, planted and harvested on the
reservation lands.
The Indians complained that the new
lands weren't productive and couldn't sus-
tain them.
DuVal personally rode the new reserva-
tion lands to verify their reports.
He found the land to be poor and re-
quested additional lands for the Indians.
The new reservation was increased 15%,
to include an area known as Big Swamp.
It was unfortunate that the additional fer-
tile lands failed to resolve the food shortages
for the Seminoles.
A severe drought had descended on the
Southeast and created havoc for both settler
and Indian.
The Seminoles were hit harder by the
drought because they couldn't relocate be-
yond the boundaries of the reservation.
The government allotments weren't suf
ficient to sustain the Seminoles Indians, who
were now confined to the drought stricken
reservation.
Governor DuVal and Indian agent Gad
Humphreys requested additional funds for
the Seminole's plight, but Washington's bu-
reaucratic wheels moved slow, too slow.
Starving Indians began to die and many
left the reservation in search of food.
They raided white settlements, stealing
cattle, pigs and farm products, which stirred
resentment and violence between the Semi-
noles and whites.
I hope you have enjoyed this story.
Please contact the Clewiston Museum
if you have questions, artifacts, pictures, or
a "Whale of a Tale" that you would like to
share.
The Museum's hoursare Mondaythrough
Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The museum provides an interesting fos-
sil display of prehistoric animals that once
roamed the Glades thousands of years ago
and artifacts that reflect the heritage of
Clewiston. Its theater has a 65-seat capac-
ity and presents movies on the history of
Clewiston, sugar cane harvesting, and the
orange industry. Come by and enjoy a 45-
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10 Clewiston News Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 27, 2009



28 criminal charges and over 15 vehicle burglary cases closed


Confession leads to one
arrest

After taking reports of two car burglaries
on Sunday, August 16, 2009, Deputy George
Elver found reason to make contact with, Je-
sus Carranco, 1270 C.R. 830, in Felda.
During the investigation, the suspect ad-
mitted to committing several vehicle bur-
glaries in the Felda area. Cooperating with
the Deputy, he then volunteered to take him
to each of the locations where he commit-
ted the crime.
After speaking with victims and collect-
ing statements, Deputy Elver went back to
the home of Carranco who then willingly
handed over property that had been taken
from the vehicles.
As a result over 15 vehicle burglaries were
cleared and nearly all the property that had
been taken was recovered.
Some property recovered has not been


identified by victims. If you believe you may
be a victim and notice items missing from
your vehicle please contact the Sheriff's Of-
fice at 674-5600.
During the interview process, the suspect
admitted to Elver that many of the victims
made it easy for him by leaving their vehicles
unlocked.
Carranco admitted to Deputy Elver that
he was only entering unlocked vehicles and
was primarily interested in electronic de-
vices.
Deputy Elver arrested Carranco on two
outstanding Violation of Probation warrants
and charged him with 26 counts of burglary
and theft. He is currently in the Hendry
County Jail and is being held on $113,000.00
bond. Additional charges are pending.

Three arrested for attempted
vehicle burglaries
Green Tree Apartments


In the early morning hours of August 23,
2009, Hendry County Deputies responded to
the area of Green Tree Apartments on South
State Road 29, to investigate three males at-
tempting to break into vehicles.
It was reported by witnesses that three
males had approached three different
parked vehicles looking inside the windows
and at the equipment in the bed of one of
the trucks.
Witnesses saw one of the men attempt to
open the door of a 1995 Chevy SUVM
As the suspects tried to open the door
the interior light came on, causing the three
men to run and get into a black truck.
Deputy Rick Shephard and Sgt. Perry
Short located the three individuals and ques-
tioned them about their presence in the
parking lot after 2 a.m.
They all three stated they were there to
pick up a friend.
Dep. Shephard and Sgt. Short later ob-


served inside the vehicle a black ski mask
on the front passenger floorboard, two
flashlights one located on the front passen-
ger door compartment and one found in the
rear passenger seat and a small plastic zip
lock bag containing a small amount of white
powder which tested positive for cocaine, in
the driver door armrest.
Based on information provided by wit-
nesses and the items found inside the ve-
hicle, 20 year old Paulo Arredondo was
arrested and charged with Possession of
Burglary Tools with intent to use, Loitering
and Prowling, and Possession of Cocaine.
Arrendondo is being held on a $7,000.00
bond. Both 17-year-old Virgilio Leon,
and 17-year-old Lucio Martinez Carranco
(younger brother of Jesus Carranco), were
arrested and charged with Possession of
Burglary Tools with intent to use, and Loiter-
ing and Prowling. Both Carranco and Leon
were released to family members.


Arrest Report


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.


Rafael Gomez, 34


*Clewiston
*Fugitive from justice in state
Arrested August 22
Arrested by CPD Officer Herrera


Maria Montalbon, 15


*Clewiston
*Fleeing/attempting to elude
Arrested August 23
Arrested by Officer Colon



Santigo Benitez, 17

*Clewiston
*Criminal mischief -property
damage $200 to $1,000
-Burglary of an unoccupied
dwelling unarmed
Arrested August 18
Arrested by Deputy C. Shepard


Nathan 0. Russell, 22


*Clewiston
*Dealing in stolen property
Arrested August 18
Arrested by CPD Sgt. D. Scruggs



Christopher Flynn, 20


*Clewiston
*Violation of probation felony or
community control
Arrested August 19
Arrested by Deputy L. Brooks


Joseph Sylvester, 51

*Clewiston
*DUI
cProperty damage
Personal injury
Arrested August 23
Arrested by FHP Trooper Rozycki


Dina Perez, 48

I*Clewiston
c Warrant: VOP felony or

Arrested Aug. 12
Arresting officer was Deputy H
Bledsoe


Clubs cont.


cell number for the tour day, the date you
want to go, and the number in your party.
You may also leave a message at: 863-
674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Schedule: Great
Backyard Bird Count Fun Weekend: Sept. 19
(North American Migration Count: Teams),
Oct. 17.

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.


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The Clewiston News will donate $10 of
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Stop the violence
services available


The Hendry and Glades Domestic and
Sexual Violence Council's mission is to in-
crease community awareness about domes-
tic and sexual violence and victim safety by
providing services, referrals and education
relating to the affects of domestic/sexual vio-
lence in our community.
The meetings rotate between LaBelle,
Clewiston and Moore Haven. To get involved
in the council or for information about
meeting dates and times, please call Abuse
Council and Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Exten-
sion (REACT): 863-674-1811, 8:30 a.m. until
5 p.m. to speak with an advocate.

Volunteer opportunities
Hope Hospice and Community Services
seeks opportunities to speak to civic groups,


clubs and churches about services provided
and volunteer opportunities.
Speaker topics include:
*Volunteering for Good Health
*25 ways to Support Someone Facing a
Serious Illness
*Advance Directives
*Hospice 101 and Volunteering
Volunteer opportunities include:
*Providing companionship to patients
*Driving patients to the doctor, store and
taking them on errands
*Spanish speaking volunteers to talk to
people in the language they are most com-
fortable with
*Volunteers to sit with children so family
can visit
For more information, call Jean Best at
863-983-7771.




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The Health Care


District of Palm


Beach County seeks to sell


highest bidder the


Glades


General


Hospital facility and


campus.


Location
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33430
Site Size
Approximately 15 acres
Property Features
The property fronts Main Street in Belle
Glade and is adjacent to farmland in the rear.
The main building was erected in 1965.
Status
Staff and services of Glades General Hospital
will be relocated to the new Lakeside Medical
Center in mid-October.
Additional Information
For more information, visit www.hcdpbc.org


Date: September 9,2009
Time: 2:30PM 4:00PM
Place: Glades General Hospital Cafeteria
1201 South Main Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430


Health Care District
PALM BEACH COUNTY


324 Datura Street, Suite 401
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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Clewiston Tiger Volleyball players prepare


As the school year grows nearer, a lot of
students are already preparing for for it, at
least athletically. The Clewiston Tiger Vol-
leyball players have started practicing for
their first match, which will be at the LaBelle
Preseason Tournament Aug. 27 through the
29th. The Junior Varsity and Varsity players
attended a camp this past summer and hope
to have improved their skill level. Coaches
George Duckstein, Dace Garza, Al Perry and
assistant Michelle Langston have also been
working with the players create a more com-
petitive program. Coach Duckstein hopes to
improve the aggressiveness of the team and
improve on skills for passing the ball and
setting up plays. The girls are also defining
their skills in specific positions and the team
has more depth this year. The coaches and
players hope that you will come out and
watch them play, as they expect to do very
well in their new classification of 3A. The
girls have been playing against schools in
the 4A class for the past several years, but
will now play some of the same schools that
the boys' football program has been playing.
Of course the coaches try to keep playing
against schools with the best programs in
order to compete at a higher level.

School Happenings

Central Elementary School
Welcome back
Welcome back, teachers, students, and
staff! Thank you to everyone who helped out
at the recent CES Open House, and thank
you to everyone who helped make Central
look so nice! Thank you to Mrs. Barraza and


Clewiston Tiger Volleyball
Schedule
Aug. 27-29 LaBelle Preseason Tourna-
ment
Sept. 3 American Heritage Away, Ju-
nior Varsity 5 p.m./Varsity 6 p.m.
Sept. 8 Heartland Christian Away, Ju-
nior Varsity 5:30 p.m./Varsity 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 14 Immokalee Home, Junior
Varsity 6 p.m./Varsity 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 16 St Andrews Home, Junior
Varsity 6 p.m./Varsity 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 Moore HaVarsity en Away,
Junior Varsity 6 p.m./Varsity 7 p.m.
Sept. 22 Okeechobee Away, Junior
Varsity 6 p.m./Varsity 7 p.m.
Sept. 23 Glades Central Away, Junior
Varsity 6 p.m./Varsity 7 p.m.
Sept. 30 Pahokee Away, Varsity only
6 p.m.
Oct 7. Cardinal Newman Away, Ju-
nior Varsity 6 p.m./Varsity 7 p.m.
Oct 8. Okeechobee Home, Junior
Varsity 6 p.m./Varsity 7 p.m.
Oct 10. Ft Pierce Central Tournament
- TBA
Oct 14. Glades Central Home, Junior
Varsity 6 p.m./Varsity 7 p.m.


Mrs. Tarter for their wonderful "Welcome
Back" cake they presented to our school.
The teachers and staff really appreciated it!
CES fundraiser
We are having a fundraiser for the school.
We will be selling shirts that we hope every
one will have and wear to school to show
their Central pride!! The shirts will be $10 for


Submitted photo
Back row: Mary Gamble, Veronica Holligan, Chelsea Barrineau, Katie Whidden,
Morgan Jones and Shelby Mitchell. Front row: Laura Romero, Donchet Ross,
Erica Hegley, Samantha Ortiz, and Chelsi Piper. Not pictured: Sarah Howell.


Oct 15. American Heritage Home,
Junior Varsity 6 p.m./Varsity 7 p.m.
Oct 20. Immokalee Away, Junior Var-
sity 5:30 p.m./Varsity 6:30 p.m.
Oct 21. LaBelle Home, Junior Varsity


6 p.m./Varsity 7 p.m.

Oct 22. Moore Haven Varsity Away -

Junior Varsity 6 p.m./ Varsity 7 p.m.


children sizes, and $12 for adult sizes. The ders! Again, these shirts are pre-order ONLY!
shirts will be pre-paid only, and we will not Thank you for your support!


order any extras. If you don't buy it now, you
will not be able to get one! If you wish to
purchase a shirt, fill out the bottom of the
paper that is being sent home with students,
and return it to your child's teacher by Fri-
day, Sept. 4! We will not accept any late or-


Clewiston Christian School
Upcoming events:
*Aug. 27 Parent Teacher Orientation for
PreK Eighth 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Westside playground gets a refresher


When the Warriors of Westside return to
school they will be greeted with new mulch
around the school's track on the playground
thanks to Mr. David Maselli with Lykes Broth-
ers. Mr. Maselli, manager at 7-L for Lykes
Brothers, donated 100 yards of mulch to line


the track around the school's playground.
This track is used everyday by the students
to promote exercise for healthy living. West-
side students and faculty would like to ex-
tend a big thank you to Mr. Maselli and Lykes
Brothers for their generous donation.


Submitted photo
Maintance staff works diligently to get the mulch spread donated by Lykes
Brothers before the first day of school.


Submitted photo

First day of school
Clewiston Christian School 3rd grade students show off their smiles on the
1st day of school.




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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

Should you have any questions concerning
this position, please contact Major Richard
Jones at 863-946-1600 Ext 2104.

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CLEWISTON 2BR/2BA,
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CLEWISTON 2br, lba,
new appls, W/D, new CA,
partially furn., nice yard,
No pets, Non smoking
environ., Ref's req.
(863)599-0582
CLEWISTON 4br, 2ba,
316 E. Obispo. $700
mo. + $600 sec. dep.
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buy. 3BR/1BA, FR,
$1050 mo. + $650 sec.
dep. Call 863-885-1718


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



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sewer, North side.
(863)983-3151
CLEWISTON 2BR/1BA,
c/a, no pets, $650 mo.
+ $450 dep.
(863)677-0977
Duplex 2BR/1BA, un-
funished, incl. water &
sewer, on the North
side, (863)983-3151

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hood, built in 1990,
1900 sq. ft., $225,000.
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UNITED STATES


SUGAR
CORPORATION



Multi-craft Journeyman

US Sugar in has an opening for a mechanic
with excellent welding skills.


Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, trouble-
shoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear
boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes,
fans, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure
vessels, etc.


Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and
processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene,
MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding
functions. Must be able to pass a 6G welding test



Send resume or brief paragraph
of experience to

Fax 863-902-2886
Email Jdooley@ussugar.com

OR apply online at
www.ussugar.com




B UNITED STATES


SUGAR
CORPORATION



Control Chemist- Seasonal


Primary Function:
Operate all laboratory equipment, perform all re-
quired chemical/physical tests on raw material, in-
termediate, and final products from the Raw Sugar
factory. Calibrate the laboratory equipment, main-
tain the laboratory and generate laboratory reports
as required.


Requirements:
Experience in operating laboratory equipment and
performing/physical chemical analyses or demon-
strate the aptitude and ability to quickly learn la-
boratory equipment operation and perform
physical/chemical analyses


For Immediate consideration

Email your resume to
Jdooley@ussugar.com

Apply online at www.ussugar.com


UNITED STATES

SUGAR
CORPORATION



PAYROLL RESOURCE
ANALYST



* Experience with ADP Enterprise
and Kronos Workforce Timekeeper
a plus
* Aptitude to understand manuals,
tax publications, and reports
* Ability to complete and generate
reports/forms and general corre-
spondence
*Excellent interpersonal, written,
and verbal communication skills
*Prioritize, set goals and objec-
tives, and follow through to com-
pletion
*Microsoft Word and Excel skills



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Jdooley@ussugar.com
FAX 863-902-2886 OR
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SOUTHERN
0' GARDENS CITRUS


Safety & Environmental
Operations Technician

Southern Gardens has an immediate need
for a Safety & Environmental Operations
Technician. High school diploma with a
minimum of 6 months in a safety field, law
enforcement, fire/rescue or emergency re-
lated or equivalent required. Minimum 1
year experience in a Processing/Manufac-
turing safety program.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and
knowledge and use of windows based com-
puter programs and of Microsoft products.
Able to work all shifts and weekends to
support processing, some overtime may be
required. Member of facility Emergency Re-
sponse Team required.



Preferred: AA degree, training in an OSHA
511 safety program, accident investigation,
ergonomics and food processing along with
training and experience with environmental
regulations and basic lab practices. Bilin-
gual.

Contact HR Dept.

Fax:863 902-4315
Email:
dmelton@southerngardens.com


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CLEWISTON North Side,
3BR, 1V/2BA w/genera-
tor to run entire house.
$135,000 or best offer.
527 E. Avenida Bel Rio.
(863)677-0977

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
Foreclosures, Dealer
Repo's and short sales.
Never lived in' 4/2
On your property.
Financing Avail, up to
$94k off. 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-
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Runs great, $800. Call
863-254-7088




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WHITE & BLUE, VERY
FAST GOOD FOR RAC-
ING. STILL HAS 6
MONTHS OF THE FAC-
TORY WARRANTY
LEFT. $3800 /or best
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2009-027-CP
IN RE ESTATE OF
PAULINE HULL TOWNSEND,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
PAULINE HULL TOWNSEND, de
ceased, whose date of death was
September 5, 2008 and whose social
security number is 263-82-9935, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hendry County Flonda, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is PO
Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975 1760
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notce is re
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedents estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED
The date of first publication of this
notice is August 27, 2009
Attorney for
Personal Representative.
Ariana R Fileman
Florida Bar No 0990612
Fileman Law Firm, PA
110 Sullivan Street Suite 111
Punta Gorda, FL 3o950
Telephone 941 833 5560
Personal Representative
James D Hull
PO Box 1235
Lehigh Acres FL 33970 1235
331428 CGS B1/27/91/!09

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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Case #. 2009- CA 000741
Taylor, Bean & Whitaker
Motgae Corp.,
-vs-
Arnold Ellinton; Mary A. Elling-
ton a/k/a Mary Ellington; Rob-
ert C. Howarth; Financial
Independent Services, Corp.
d/b/a Financial Independence
Services Corp.; Unknown Parties
in Possession #1; Unknown Par-
ties in Possession #2 If living,
and all Unknown Pakies claim-
ing by through, under and
against the above named Defen-
dant(s) who are not known to
be dead or alive, whether said
Unknown Parties may claim an
interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devi-
ses Grantees, or Other Clai-
Deaendant(s)

FORECi llNGS-

TO: Robert C. Howarth
ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
IS: 1160 Tampa Avenue, Clewis-
ton, FL 33440
Residence unknown, if living, include
ing any unknown spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has remarried
and if either or both of said Defen
dants are dead, their respective un
known heirs devisees, grantees
assinees, creditors, lenors, a
trustees and all other persons claim-
ing by, through, under or against the
named defendants and the afore
meranoned named Defendants) and
such of the aforementione un
known Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defen
dants as may be infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not sui juris
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow
ing real proper, yin and being
and situated in Henry County, Flori
da more particularly described 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 COUNT, FLORIDA ALSO
KNOWN AS LOT 1, BLOCK L, PIO
NEER PLANTATION AN UNRE
CORDED SUBDIVISION
TOGETHER 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 wntten defense if any,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LP. At-
tomrneys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 10004 N Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112 Tampa FL 33618, within
thirty (30P days alter the first pubc
cation o this notice and file the
onginal with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately there after
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Comnplaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 11th day of August,
2009
BARBARAS BUTLER
Circuit and County Courts
By /S/ D HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
330478 CN 8/20,27/09





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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Case #: 2008-CA-000924
Wells Fargo Bank NA, as Trustee
for ABFC 2006 OPFF3 Trust, ABFC As
set-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Federico Perez and Maria Anita Per
ez, Husband and Wife, Port La Belle
Unit Four Property Homeowner's As-
sociation, Inc
Defendant is)
N.OTCEOFSA[F
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judiment
of Foreclosure dated July 31,'2009,
entered in Civil Case No 208-
CA 0N924 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Florida, wherein
Wells Farno Bank NA, as Trustee
for ABFC 2006-OP3 Trust, ABFC As-
set-Backed Certificates Series 2006-
OPT3 Plaintiff and Federico Perez
and Maria Anita Perez (SSN)XXX(
X-4245), Husband and Wife are de
fendant s), I wil sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash IN FRONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HEND-
RY COUNTY COURTHOUSE (BEING
THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY' OF THE
HENDRY COURTS BUILDING) LA
BELLE, FLORIDA AT 1100 A., on
September 2, Y009, 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 HENRY 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 Florida this
7th day of August, 2004
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
BY /S D HAMMOND
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN LLP
10004 North Dale Mariy Hw,
Suite 112
Tampa Florida 33618
08 101450
330241 CN 8/20,27/09





IN THE COUNTY COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 09CC69
Dick Seegmiller and Julia Seegmiller,
Plaintiffs
VS
Elise Schofield,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Elise Schofield, Defendant
and to all parties claiming inter-
est by, through, under or
against Defendant.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that you
have been designated as defendant
in a legal proceeding filed against
you for Eviction, Past Due Rent and
Damages.
The action was instituted in the
County Court, Glades County, Flori
da, and is styled DICK SEEGMILLER
and JULIA SEEGMILLER vs ELISE
SCHOFIELD
You are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
the action on Dick Seegmiller and
Julia Seegmiller, 109 Huntley Court,
Lake Placid, FL 33852, on or before
September 24, 2009, and file the
original with the clerk of this court
ether before service on Plaintiffs or
immediately after service, otherwise,
a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the comn
plaint or petition
The Court has authority in this suit
to enter a judgment or decree in the
Plaintiffs interest which will be bind-
ing upon you
DATED Aug 20, 2009
Joe Flint
Clerk of the County Court
Glades County, Florida
By /S/ Bonny Rhymes
Deputy Clerk
331302 GCD 8/27,9/3,10,17/09




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AFTER ANN DYESS
HOURS: (863) 983-8979
RESIDENTIAL
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent
3/2 Hookers Point $85K
2/MaN osivnAtcl
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 $11 5K


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(863)599-1209 (86


4/1 5E. Averdez $109K
3/2 w/ Den Boybey $250K
Executive Home 3/3/2
with pool Ridgewood -
$349,000 will rent
New 3/2 Orchard Pork
$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 DNMH w/ /g pad
Eeraane Rd R Peduasd $165K


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desnood aORv


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3J228-2215


3/2 SWMH Montura
$55K
3/2 DWMH on lake
Allen Rd $120,000
3/2 DWMH has CBS
outbuilding Magnolia
Lane $79.9K
aFckage 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 |

vteH, n- 5 ba $75K
MooreHaven-21ots
$39 9K
COMMERCIAL
Warehouse (rented) + 85
storage units (some a/c) E
El Pso- Call for details
SHORT SALE
600 Bowden Rd-3/2
DWMH
11 17 Mississippi Ave -
4/2 SFR
328 W Ventura Ave -
3/1 SFR
512 E Osceola Ave -
4/2 SFR
1005 Caribbean -
4/2/2 SFR


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c aea EstteBrke
(83 7,1)ataR aly[ L


RENTILEASE
*708 Bond furnished $750 mn
*828 E Concordia (4) studios
& 1bd $475 & $525
* 824 E Concordia single person
only $450 w/uciliry
* Sugar Cane TI I w/d $900 mnn
*717 Evercane Ilwy MI I
2bd/2ba on water, furnished
415 W Oscelola 3/2 $675 mn
CALL FOR MORE
RENTALS OR VISIT WEB


*Moore Haven CBS Home $129.9K
*2 Story Moore Haven 1.8 acre Indian
Hills. SHOWS aVERNICEl $179.9K
*Flahol MIH IQw' shd&ppond$112K
*Bass n Sun Condo @ $110K
*Vacant lot in Clewiston, $19.9K
* Reduced! Melissa Rd. on lake $84.9K
*Beautiful 3/2 corner lot $155k
* 1670 Ridgdll MH w/ pond $39.9K
*213 San Gabriel Like New $123K
*Montura Lots Starting @ $8.9K


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* REDUCED 10 Acres w/'03 MH
fenced @ $112.9K
* Clewiston Animal Clnic Reduced
Quick Sale $199,900
*Vacant Lot -12K Texas Ave
*Log Cabin on 5 acs, beaunful!! $269.9K
*20 acres w/ House $590K
S3/2 House 628 E Ventura $89.3K
*Storage Units Cm Best Price
'3/2 MH '95 large on 1/3 acre $49K


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I t 1eo estate 528 E. Suprland Hw., Clcwiston
Cheryl Eby Gutlahr, Lic Real Estate Broker (863) 228-1562
Anabel Miranda (863)228-6296 Esparaol
I-- .Elsie Sellers (239)822-7490 Espaiol



3BD/28A land New CBS Home 3BD/2BA CBS Home o Acres
m Orchard Pak. Ready to Me-n Upgrads throughout home and
Askng $129,000 Large Me Barn. Asf $225,000
CLEWISTON HOMES
3BD/2BA MH on Merit St Screened Porch and PareFece $85.000
*3BD/2 BA on Ha itAe wah Potate Fenced Asking $89.000
*2BD/I BA Ddh Tobos. Needs much TLC. Asing $25,000
2 Brand New 3/BR/2.5 BA Lemnar Town Homes. $179.000
*2 Dul eson ObspoAe Each unit has 2BR/I BA $224 9K
4BD/2BACBS Home on Del Monte Ae NeA Renowated.$ 195K
*Count Lng OffCR720 2BD/2A I 2Acres. $185.000
2/1 MHon arratn Rd I 37Acres Reduced lto $59,900
3BD/2BA CBS Home on Red Rd. $165.000
"Fi'Txer Upper" 3BD/2BR on Louisiana Ave Askng $29 9K
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
IRverfront 3BD/2BA with Guest House $250,000
Riverfront 2BD/2BA with Efficency $90.000
*3BD/2RA CBS Home on Thatcher Bk1l SHIP Elgjble $164,900
S3BD/2BA MH. Yfcht Club Wy w/Gar age Asngi $140K
*Vite iontM a. 2 /s 2-wy Boat e rl t $219K
2/2 MH w/Sunroom Yacht ClubW $82,500
ACREAGE. LAND & LOTS
50 e Ranch oith 3BD/2BA Home. $500,000
*Buildable lot on Ded Monte Ae. $129 9K
2 lots. Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
HihlndsCo. .28, &80AC Parcs, Owner FinanangAlable
S5 ores Wooded Lot in La Deca $75,000
I.5 Aces onI Hokers bint Rd lmpnomncros included $75K
*Vcant Residen Lot on Central Aw. Asking $285K
"Randci Palmas Immacuate Retreat off y 7 7 5 Aes
wth Palm tree nursery and 2 BD/2BA Gues house. $750K
*Commercial lot on Bond St. Make cffed
MONTURNFIAGHOLE
1 25 AC Parceds avaihble in Montura Estate Randches
*3/2 MH on Rverside St 1 88 acre $105K
4/2 CBS Hoe w/Det Garage on Klpatrick Loop. $ 259K
COMMERCIALIANVESTMENT
*Moble Home Park. Hwy 27 frontage. $435.000
Industnal/al Business Park on CR 835. Sale or Lease. Metal
Buildins w/ lding docks and uck bays Call for Details
S14.279 So, Ft. Building vsible hrom H 27 $649K or Best Ofier
FOR LEASE/RENT
For kase. Executie Offace Suites w/ HBe Frontage
*For Rent 3BD/2 1/2BA Townhome. $1000 a month
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000853
First Bank,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
-55-
Michael James Awbrey and Jerri
Well Awbmy; Maude Awbrey
individually and as Personal
Wepresentative of the Estate of
4ichael H. Awbrey (DOD
0/20/2008), Deceased Un-
nown Heirs of Michael H. Aw-
rey, Deceased; First Bank;
known Parties in Possession
1; Unknown Parties in Posses-
on #2; If Living, and all Un-
nown Parties claiming by,
trough, under and against the
boe named Defendanti) who
re not known to be dead or
live, whether said Unknown
parties may claim an interest as
poue, Heirs Devisees, Grant-
ees or Other claimants
efendant(s)

FORE NGS-

TO: Unknown Heirs of Michael
H. Awbrey, Deceased- ADDRESS
UNKNOWN BUT WIOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS: N/A
Residence unknown, if iovingo Includ
ing any unknown spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has remarried
and if either or both of said Deen
dants are dead, their respective un
known heirs, devisees, grantees
assignees, creditors, lenors, and
trsotees ard all other persons claim-
ing b through, under or a ainst the
name Defendantfs), and me afore
mentioned named Deferndat(s) and
such of the aforementioned un
known Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defen
dants as may be infants, ncompe-
tents or otherwise not sUi juris
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing real proper, lIn and being
and situated in nry oun, Flori
da more particularly described as
follows
THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER
OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUAR
TER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST
ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 22,
TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31
EAST, HENRY COUNT, FLORI-
DA ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 3,
BLOCK P, PIONEER PLANTATION,
AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION
more commonly known as 3300 Pio
near 11th Street, Clewlston, FL
33440
This ancon has been filed against
you and yo a re required to serve a
copy of your written defense if a,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP At-
torneys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 10004 N, Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112 Tampa FL 33618, within
thirty (3) days after the fist public
cat of this notice and file the
onginal with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately there after
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint,
WITNESSmy hand and seal of this
Court on the 20th day of August,
2009
BARBARAS BUTLER
Circuit and County Courts
By, /S/ S Miller
Deputy Clerk
331311 CN 8/27;9/3/09




NOTICE OF MEETING
The Barren Water Control District
Board of Supervisors will meet at
10 00 AM on Thursday, September
3, 2009 at the office of the District,
3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle,
Florida
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct roubne business that may
require Board action
This meeting is open to the public
Mark Colbert, Chairman
331043 CGS/CB 8/27/09


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 2008-CA-001297
CitiBank N A as Trustee for WaMu
Series 2007 Hk4 Trust
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Viviano T Brlones a/ka Vivano T
Bones and Maria G Bnones Hus-
band and Wife United StaRes of
America, Depar nent of Treasulry
State of Florida, Department of
Revenue, Ford Motor Credit Compa-
ny,
Defendants)
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 Cit-
Bank, N A, as Trustee for WaMu Se-
ries 2007-HE4 TrUst, Plaintiff and
Viviano T Brlones a/k/a Vivano I
Brones and Maria G. Brnones Hue
band and Wife are defendantss, 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 11,00 A. on
September 9, 009, the following
descnhed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit

THE EAST 125 FEET OF OUT LOT
2, OF A REVISION OF STEWARDS
SUDIVISION OF BLOCKS 15, 33
AND 34, OF GOODNO'S 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 LUS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at LABELLE Florida, this
10th day of August, 209.
BARBARAS BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
BY /S/ D HAMMOND
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF.
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN LLP
I0004 North Dale MaCry Hwy
Suite 112
Tampa Flonda 33618
08-107450
305o3 CN 8/20,27/09

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE TIMS TOW
ING & RECOVERY gives Nobce of Foe-
clesure of Lien ad intent to sell thee
vehicles o 09/111/2009, 10,.00 am at 74
S INDUSIRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL
33935, prsuant to subsecton 71378 of
the Florida Setaues EIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the right to accept
or rejet any andor all bids
1997 Ford
IFMDU34E8VZA95774
1991 Toyota
4TSV24E4MU3266
331408 ON 8/27/09





NOTICE
UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
Michael Glenn Burkett DBA
Mike's HydraulicS location is
549 East Aztec Ave.
Clewiston FI 33440
is open for repairs and sales
and service & industrial hose
331140 CN 8/27/09


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 Secunties Trust, 2006-AM1,
Mortgage Pass-Through Certficates,
Series 2006-AM1,
Plaintiff,
es
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
CA 00110 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendr County, Flonda, wherein U S
Bank NA as Trustee for the regis
tered holders of MASTR Asset
Backed Secunties Trst, M26-AMI,
Mortgage Pass-Through Certfcates,
Series 2006-A Plaintiff and Jose
Dominguez are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF TH# CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE HENRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE (BEING THE 2ND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENRY
COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE,
FLORIDA, AT 1100 AM on Sept 9,
2009 the following described proper
ty as set forth in said Fina Judg-
ment, to wit

BLOCK C, LOT 3, OF SECTION 27,
TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31
EAST IN HENRY COUNTY, 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-
TIOPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
YOU ARE ENTITLED AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE PLEASE
CONTACT HENDRY COUNTY COURT
HOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVE
NUE LABEL, FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WORKING 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, 2059
BARBARAS BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Flonds
BY, /S/ D. HAMMOND
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN LLP
10004 North Dale Mairy Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa Flonda 33618
08-107450
330635 CN 8/20,27/09

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of
Clewiston LaBelle and Hendry
County will hold the Reguar
Monthly Meeting on Thursday, Au
gust 27, 2009 at 5,00 RM at The
Greentree South Community Cen-
ter at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that
may be brought before the Hous
ing Commission Any person or
persons wishing to appeal any de-
cision made at such meebrng must
ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to
be based
The meeting will include any busi
nes before the 'Hendry County
Non-Profit Housing, Ilnc'
331411 CB/CN 8/27/09

NOTICE TO PUBI"
The Hendry County Hospital Au
thority Board of Directors will con
duct thUeir Budget workshop on
Monday, August 31st at 9 00 a m in
the Conference Room of Hendry Re
gional Medical Center, 524 W Saga
more Ave Clewiston, Flonds
331496 CN 8/27/09


The Hendry County Hospital Au-
thority Board of Directors will con
duct their monthly business meeting
beginning at 1pm on Monday Au-
gust 31st, in the Conference Room
at Hendry Regional Medical Center,
524 W Sagamore Ave Clewiston,
Florida
331498 CN 8/27/09


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
(BCC) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on September 22, 2009 at
5 05 p nm at the I clndry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E.
Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida The BCC will consider the recommendation of the
Local Planning Agency, and determine ifthe application is consistent with the Hendry
County Comprehensive and the I Iendry County Land Development Code.

Copies of the files and information regarding the petition are available for public
inspection at the IIc ndry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee
Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8 00 a.m to
5.00 p.m.

All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. Ifa person
decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based

Petition Number: RZ08-0004


Applicant:



Ordinance title:


CHANGE


Location:


Grace and Ashley George, represented byjulie Wilkins,
LaBelle Planmning, LLC

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
GRANTING A ZONING DISTRICT BOUNDARY

FROM THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL (C-2) ZONING
DISTRICT AND TI E RESIDENTIAL/ IIGI I DENSITY-
MOBILE HOME (RG-3M) ZONING DISTRICT TO THE
PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) ZONING
DISTRICT ON 4.49 +/- ACRES, PROVIDING FOR
CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, SCRIVENER'S ERRORS,
AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

4255, 4225, 4215, 4185, 4175, and 4159 South SR 29,
LaBelle, FL


Property size: 4.49 acres +/-


Request:


The applicant is requesting a rezone to allow a mixed use
development


Legal descriptions of subject property:

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of County Comminssioners


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
ESTABLISHING A DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAM
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
sioners wll hold a Public Heanng on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at 5 05
p.m., in the Commission Room, Clewistlon City Hall, 115 West Venture Ave-
nue, Clewiston, Flonda, to consider an ordinance relatng to establishing a
deferred compensation program entitled as follows
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING A DEFERRED
COMPENSATION PROGRAM FOR ITSELF AND ITS EMPLOYEES;
DESIGNATING THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO APPROVE AND
ADMINISTER THE PLAN; DESIGNATING THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS TO MAKE DETERMINATIONS PROVIDED FOR
IN FLORIDA STATUTE 112.215 (6)(B); PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING
FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S
ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the pro-
posed ordinance
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with res aect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on week-
days between the hours of 8 30 a m and 5 00 p m at the Office of the
County Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Flonda,
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B, Taylor, Chairwoman
331298 CB/CN 8/27/09


RFP FOR SECURITY SERVICES
FOR THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE
RFP 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
Florida are encouraged to submit their proposal for consideration. All sub
mittals (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 C E Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendly 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
Henry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S Lee St, LaBelle,
Florida (for pick up), Post Office 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 right to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation or to cancel in part or in
its entirety 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
330032 CB/CN 8/13,20,27/09


NOTICE TO CONuTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the District One Office until 2 00 P M on Thursday,
September 17, 2009, for the following Propesals
E1H39 A Certification of Qualification is not required for adding turning
lanes, milling & resurfacing, base work, curb & gutters, drainage improve-
ments, sidewalks, signing and pavement marking at the intersection of SR
15/700 and Southeast 18th Terrace in Okeechobee County Budget Esti
mate $224,432 00
E1H66- A Certification of Qualification is not required for edging and
sweeping, removal of vegetation from curb, gutter, and sidewalk areas in
Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate, $110,000,00
Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
our webslte at htto lwww dot state fl us/contractsadministrationdistrictl/
#PLANHOLDERS%20LIST or by calling (863) 519-2559
331033 CGs 8/27,9/3/09



NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST BEACH
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, the 2009 Annual Meeting will be
held at the office of said District, at Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Flori-
da, on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at 8 00 A M for the purposes of
. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three years,
2 Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto
as the landowners may determine, and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting,
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
made
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Roger Hatton, President
330740 SUN 8/27,9/3/09


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 MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-6
Plaintiff
VS
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
NOTICEOF
FORECLOSURE SALE
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
cult 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 is Plaintiff and VILMA
MESA, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VILMA MESA, MISAEL QUINTANA A/K/A
MISAEL UINTAEL UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MISAEL QUINTANA, UNKNOWN
PERSON (S) 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 J, MOORE HAVEN IN GLADES
COUNTY FLORIDA, at l'00 am on the 17th day of Sept, 2009, the fol-
lowing descnbed property as set orthi 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 AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 12,
THENCE SOUTI 89026'07 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 00e0238" 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 3605044" EAST ALONG
SAID MEANDER LINE, A DISTANCE OF 466 50 FEET TO A COUNTY ROAD
RIGHT OF-WAY, THENCE SOUTH 7404150" EAST ALONG SAID ROAD
RIGHT OF-WAY A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 000238-
EAST A DISTANCE OF 20 00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 74041'50" WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 1197 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 69"39'41t
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 0000238' WEST ALONG SAID EXTENSION OF THE WEST BOUN
DARY LINE OF LOT 3, THENCE SOUTH 00002'38" 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 ies pendens must file a claim
with 60 days after the sale
Dated this 13th day of Aug., 2009.
JOE FINT
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
Tis notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No,2,065 In ac
cordance wit hthe Americans with Disabilities At, 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 assist
tahce, 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 heanng impaired, call
1 800 955 8771 (TOODD), if you are voice impaired, cal 1-800 995 8770 (V)
(Via Florida Relay Services)
Kahane &Associates, PA
8201 Peters Road, Ste 3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Telephone' (954) 382-3486
Telefacesmile (954) 382-5380
330818 CGS 8/20,27/2009


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Notice is hereby given that oral resentabtons will be beard by the re
view/ranking committee for RFP 2009-26, Hendry County Sustainable Bio-
fuels Center, from 1 00 pm to 3 00 pm Thursday, September 3rd, 2009, at
the Hendry County Administrative Office Administrative OffiCe Conference
Room A 118, located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL 33935, The meeting
site is accessible by the disabled
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with re
aspect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may
need to ensure that a verbtaim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based
Ron Zimmerty, Director
Grants & Special Projects
Hendry County
331149 CB/CN 8/27/09




BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY


Get in the

wheelbarrow and

bell the cat
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church
French daredevil acro-
bat Charles Blondin gained
fame as the first person to
walk across Niagara Falls on
a tightrope.
In 1860, Blondin crossed
the Niagara Falls again on
a 335-meter tightrope sus-
pended 50 meters above the
raging water.
Then to the amazement
of the crowd, he crossed it
again pushing a wheelbar-
row in front of him.
When his manager asked
the crowd if they believed
Blondin could cross back to
the other side with a man in
the wheelbarrow, they all
enthusiastically expressed
their confidence in the Great
Blondin.
However, when the man-
ager invited anyone in the
crowd to get into the wheel-
barrow, no one took him up
on his offer.
The manager himself
then got in the wheelbarrow
and Blondin took him safely
across.
Everyone had believed
that Blondin could perform
the feat, but no one acted on
their faith.
Aesop once told a fable
about a group of mice who
lived in a barn.
Life was wonderful, ex-
cept for a sneaky cat.
Hardly a day went by
without a poor mouse being
chased or even eaten by the
cat.
Finally, the head mouse
called a meeting.
"Ladies and gentlemen,
youngsters and baby mice,"
he stated.
"The time is now come
to resolve our problems with
the cat. Does anyone have
any solutions?"
The mice were abuzz
with ideas and suggestions,
but none seemed to solve
the problem.
Then a young mouse got
up, took the floor, and said
boldly, "Let's hang a bell
around the cat's neck. That
way, whenever the cat is
near, we'll hear the ringing
and safely hide."
The crowd applauded
loudly as the young mouse
took his seat.
Once the applause died


down, an elderly mouse
rose to his feet and said,
"Our young friend's plan is
simple yet ingenious. Once
the bell is on the cat, we'll
all live safely. But I have one
brief question to put to you
all: Which one of you will
volunteer to bell the cat?"
Jesus gives us a new idea
and a new standard of what
life can be like.
We can travel safely over
the chasms of life if we let
Him push the wheel bar-
row.
We can have a new sense
of safety if the threatening
cats in our lives are belled.
But then, there's always
the question, isn't there?
Who's willing to risk step-
ping out and acting on what
they profess to believe?
Who's willing to do the
hard, dirty, perhaps even
dangerous work of the King-
dom of God that needs to be
done?
Who's willing to get in
the wheelbarrow?
Who's willing to bell the
cat?


Control! Or not

being in control

and thinkiking

about why not?
By The Reverend
Samuel S. Thomas,
Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church,
Clewiston
As I thought about the
hurricane season, the word
that came to mind was "un-
predictability."
Hurricanes come upon
us almost out of nowhere, at
an intensity which we can-
not control, take a direction
that may or may not impact
us directly, and never are
welcomed by anyone.
Someone described them
as "Mother Nature's vacuum
cleaner": they cut a wide
path wherever they go and
change the landscape back
to a more natural state, re-
moving lots of what has
been added since nature
first put down the flora and
fauna.
If there are two things
people do not like it's (1) un-
predictability, and (2) some-
one re-arranging their world
without their permission.
How many times I have
heard "A place for everything
and everything in it's place!"


We get those stark re-
minders that life can be very
unpredictable and in spite all
of our best efforts to order
things as we want, we're not
in control.
Whether it's a hurricane,
raising children, a love affair,
illness, being laid off, you-
name-it; those moments
come when, in spite of all of
our efforts, things don't go
as we want.
I have look at my life and
realize somebody other than
me is in control.
Oh sure, there are parts
that I have a hand in direct-
ing, and hope that I direct to
the best of my ability.
Other parts, though, are
completely beyond anything
I can do to change them;
somebody else is in control.
What to do?
I believe God is in con-
trol.
The author of life and
the universe; knows how it
should run.
He knows what it takes to
make it possible for people
to live together and to live
well, He gives us directions
along the way.
I cannot expect to ignore
what God has done and how
He has planned things if I
want things to work out.
Many times over the years
I've been asked to pray with
someone who has abused
their system terribly, and
then to ask God to intervene
on their behalf, that they
might get well.
I do, because I believe
God does intervene, and be-
cause miracles happen, but
I also believe that we have a
responsibility to take control
when and where we can.
At least, let's cooperate
with God if we would wish
to have Him intervene on
our behalf.
That can be inconve-
nient, or things might not go
our way, but it offers a better
chance of living well, happy
and at peace, than by go-
ing off and "doing our own
thing" and expecting God
to show up when we're in
trouble.
That much, I can control
not everything, but I feel
better about calling on Him
and saying "I've done my
part, Lord, you're in charge
and 'thy will be done'."
We pray time and
again "Thy will be done...
"(Matthew 6:10)" Doesn't
that really mean we recog-

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nize who is in control?
Isn't that how it should be?

My convictions!
By Jackie Miller, Evangelist
First Christian Church
Two weeks ago I stated in this column
that all the great men of the Bible and of His-
tory have been men of conviction!
Last week I spoke of the Conscience,
when properly train by the truth, should be
followed without fail.
I try to be a man of conviction and one
who follows his Conscience.
Therefore I want to tell you why I cannot
and do not support this present administra-
tion in our Federal Government.
While I respect the office of President, I
do not respect the person who is President
and here's why:
It is because I do not share Obama's vi-
sion or Value system for America.
I do not share his Abortion beliefs.
I do not share his radical Marxist's con-
cept of re-distributing wealth; I do not share
his stated views on raising taxes on those
who make $150,000+ (the ceiling has been
changed three times since August).
I do not share his view that America is ar-
rogant.
I do not share his view that America is not
a Christian Nation.
I do not share his view that the military


should be reduced by 25 percent.
I do not share his view of amnesty and
giving more to illegals than American citi-
zens who need help.
I do not share his views on homosexual-
ity and his definition of marriage.
I do not share his views that Radical Is-
lam in our friend and Israel is our enemy
who should give up any land.
I do not share his spiritual beliefs (at least
the ones he has made public).
I do not share his beliefs on how to re-
work the Healthcare system in America.
I do not share his Strategic Views of the
Middle East, and certainly do not share his
plan to sit down with terrorist regimes such
as Iran.
I do not share his view that we need to
apologize to foreign countries after all the
sacrifices this country has made to rescue
people from tyranny and establish free gov-
ernments, and after all the "hard earned"
money we have sent and continue to send
abroad to help the peoples of the nations.
The bottom line, my America is vastly
different from Obama's, and I have a higher
obligation to my Country and my God to do
what is Right!
It high time for men of conviction to
"stand up" and "speak out" before it is too
late to rescue our country from an adminis-
tration that is trying to take us speedily down
the wrong road.


Religion briefs


Moore Haven

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.
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 and
Hand Ministries of Palmdale,
if you would like to help us call 863-612
0640, if no answer leave message, God bless
you.

Clewiston


Ministerial meeting
The Clewiston Ministerial Association
meets the first Tuesday of each month at 12
noon in the Conference Room at Hendry Re-
gional Hospital.
All ministers are invited. Our next meet-
ing will be Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Lunch will be served. Call 863-983-5269
for more information.

Rally day at First Christianl
First Christian Church, 201 N. Francisco
St., will be holding Rally/Promotion Day on
Sept. 6, beginning at 10 a.m.
This is the beginning of the Sunday
School Year.
There will be New Classes and the Church
will welcome Artie Carnes and his wife Dora
as their New Associates.
The church has set a goal to DOUBLE
Sunday School and Church attendance on
this day.
Joe Payne will begin his service as Sun-
day School Superintendent.
Jon Loftis will begin his service as Teach-
er of the Adult Sunday School Class.
Other Teachers include: Ruth Ann Hughes
and Jeanie Perkins (4's and 5's); Mary Ann
Payne and Lisa Castellanos (1st and 2nd);
Lois Brinn and Judith French (3rd and 4th);
Mike Walker and Stan Giddens (5th and 6th);
Artie and Dora Carnes and Julius Castellanos
(7th-12th).
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PLEASE BE ADVISED that pursuant to Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, the
HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD, consisting of two County
Commissioners, one School Board Member, one business owner and one
home owner will convene a public meeting AT 5:30 PM ON WEDNESDAY, SEP-
TEMBER 3, 2009 at the Hendry County Commissioner's Chambers, Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Florida for the purposes of
addressing the following items: election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman,
Clerk's Report on filed Petitions, adoption of attorney's agreement, approval of
minutes of meeting held on March 11, 2009, adoption and/or changes to
administrative rules of the VAB, determine whether the VAB will be conducting
hearings itself or will be hiring a special magistrate, review of special magis-
trate applications and selection of special magistrate (if the Board will not be
conducting hearings itself), contract with special magistrate and hearing
schedule. In addition to these matters, the VAB may consider other items as
may be appropriate or timely.
Anyone who appeals a decision made threat will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.

Barbara S. Butler, Clerk
Hendry County Value Adjustment Board




August 27, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 21


FWC opens python captures to hunters on South Florida WMAs


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) and Big Cypress
National Preserve will implement a program
to reduce the number of Burmese pythons
in the wild in Florida. Beginning Aug. 29, the
FWC and Big Cypress will enlist the help of
licensed hunters on specific wildlife man-
agement areas in South Florida.
To move forward quickly for the 2009
hunting season, an executive order was
signed by the FWC to allow hunters on spe-
cific areas to take any Reptile of Concern, in-
cluding Burmese pythons, when the hunters
encounter them.
The order also will apply to those who
have received permits to participate in the
alligator hunt program in the specified areas.
The FWC will be considering rule changes
as necessary to follow up on this order for
more long-term measures.
The order states, "Reptiles of Concern
as listed in Rule 68A-6.007(1)(a)-(f) may
be taken during established seasons for the
taking of game animals or alligators on the
areas and only by persons properly licensed
and permitted to take game animals ... or
alligators."
Reptiles of Concern may not be taken out
of the areas alive. The order also requires
hunters to report the take of Reptiles of Con-
cern within 36 hours and to provide the FWC
with specific data about the reptile taken.
For more information on data collection,
go to the Quick Clicks area of MyFWC.com
and select "Burmese pythons."


The lands specified in the FWC order are
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land,
Rotenberger and Big Cypress wildlife man-
agement areas. Everglades National Park is
not a participant in this particular program.
However, the FWC is working with Big
Cypress, the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District and the National Park Service
to manage the Burmese python problem in
the area of South Florida that encompasses
the Everglades.
The Big Cypress National Preserve is in-
strumental in enlisting support from hunters
through its Partnering with Hunters pro-
gram.
"It is only natural that we enlist the aid of
hunters," said Rodney Barreto, FWC chair-
man. "Historically, hunters have played a
great role with wildlife conservation in this
country, and they know the land and have a
vested interest in conserving native habitat
and game species."
In July, the FWC began issuing permits
to selected recipients to go into these wild-
life management areas to search for and
euthanize Reptiles of Concern. The permit
holders and licensed hunters may remove
the hide and meat of the reptiles from the
state-managed lands. However, according
to the National Park Service, mercury testing
on two dozen captured Burmese pythons in
Everglades National Park revealed extraordi-
narily high levels of mercury in the meat.
These levels are well above those consid-
ered safe to eat in freshwater fish and alliga-


tors. The FWC is working with the National
Park Service and the Florida Department of
Health to get a broader view of this issue. It
will provide updates as further information
about mercury levels becomes available.
The FWC's goal for these programs is to
contain the spread of Burmese pythons in
the wild and prevent the establishment of
other Reptiles of Concern. Data collected by
hunters on these state-managed lands at the
edge of the range of Burmese pythons will
assist in preventing movement of pythons
out of this range.
It is estimated there are thousands of Bur-
mese pythons in the wild in South Florida.
Experts believe pet owners may have re-
leased pythons into the wild when they had
grown too large for the owners to care for
them.
It is illegal to release any nonnative spe-
cies, including Reptiles of Concern, into the
wild. Besides Burmese pythons, the FWC's
list of Reptiles of Concern include the Indian
python, reticulated python, African rock py-
thon, amethystine or scrub python, green
anaconda and Nile monitor lizard.
If Reptile of Concern pet owners cannot
keep their snakes anymore, they can turn
the reptiles in during the FWC's Pet Amnesty
Days. These events are held around the state
to provide the opportunity for people to sur-
render their nonnative pets, with no ques-
tions asked.
The next one is Nov. 7 in the Tampa area.
Every attempt is made to place all healthy


animals with qualified adopters. People with
properly licensed Reptiles of Concern also
may give them to other licensed individuals.
For more information on Pet Amnesty Days,
go to MyFWC.com/Nonnatives.



Briefs
Continued From Page 20
The church has plans to expand its pres-
ent facilities and parking lot.
Jackie Miller, Minister, extends a cordial
welcome to all who wish to attend.
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. VI.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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seems like a cost-effective way of addressing
safety issues inside the city limits, the mayor
explained.
"I would love to have cameras," said
Mayor Chamness. "I would rather have po-
lice in the neighborhoods patrolling."
She estimates that most of the violators
are vehicles from out-of-town.
"If you're following the law, you have
nothing to worry about," the mayor said.
She admits that while the idea has been
talked about, the commission has yet to
vote on anything specific, contact an outside
company, or even set a timeline or plan of
action for the installation of cameras. Much
of the discussion has revolved around fact-
finding, the mayor said.
But the consideration comes at a point
when some attorneys in South Florida have
begun targeting camera-wielding cities with
lawsuits. The class action suits target the
practice of cities to ticket vehicles with what
the lawyers in opposition perceive as few


Briefs cont.

Flaghole Community 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 community members are encouraged
to attend this meeting. Topics discussed will
be drainage, trash and mosquitoes prob-
lems.

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.


General Cont.


1811, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. to speak with
an advocate.

Addiction recovery help
Narconon reminds parents that during
the summer months, children are more apt
to let boredom set in and drugs and alcohol
can work into their lives. To help your child
this summer, learn to recognize the signs of
drug and alcohol addiction and get the help
they need.
If you or someone you know is struggling
with an addiction, call Narconon. Narconon
offers free addiction counseling, assess-
ments, and referrals to rehabilitation centers


regulations surrounding it.
According to published reports, at least
one West Palm Beach agency has filed class
action suits against Aventura, Miami Gar-
dens, Juno Beach and Orlando, with plans
to file suit against many more in the near fu-
ture. The lawsuit argues in defense of drivers'
due process and equal protection rights.
One of the major points of contention is
the fact that vehicle owners, and not neces-
sarily the drivers who may be committing
the traffic infractions, are being fined.
Many camera systems provide a snapshot
ofavehicle's license plate, and automatically
a ticket is sent to the address of the owner.
"How can you be sure that was the per-
son driving the car," said Assistant Chief Pe-
tersen. "The courts are still deciding that."
In cases where the camera system takes
a photo of the front of the vehicle, the some-
times blurry or low-quality digital stills of
cars racing down the intersection makes
identification almost impossible.
Luis Vallejo, whose family owns La Haci-
enda on Sugarland Highway, concedes that
a camera system would work well for the
busy highway, but not necessarily for target-
ing red light violators.


The resident instead wishes that cameras
would be placed along the highway to catch
speeders and aid officers in solving crimes
along the road. Officers often tap the busi-
ness owner's surveillance system to help
identify criminals, and he gladly helps, but
Mr. Vallejo said it isn't a perfect fit for police
work.
So the mayor now considers whether
moving forward with the camera system
would open the city of Clewiston up to "friv-
olous lawsuits."
For now the mayor will maintain a wait-
and-see mentality as it relates to the present
class-action lawsuits. The last thing the city
needs, she said, is to tie up taxpayer dollars
in legal defense.
In the meantime, she, too, sits at the cof-
fee shop on Sugarland and watches as the
large trucks and hurried cars speed past the
city of Clewiston on their way somewhere
else.
In their hurry, they might miss how won-
derful a town Clewiston is.
Maybe a red light, or a camera, might
slow them down enough to consider the
thought.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com


NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
TO CONSIDER A
SMALL SCALE
COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN AMENDMENT

Notice Is hereby given that the Hendry County
Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will hold a
public hearing on the following petition on
September 22. 2009 at 5'05 p m at the Hendry
County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E
Hlckpochee Ave, La Belle, Florida. The BCC will
consider the recommendation of the LPA, and
determine if the application is consistent with the
Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and the
Hendry County Land Development Code
Copies of the files and information regarding the
petition are available for public inspection at the
Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department,
165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be
viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may
appear at said meeting. If a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Board with
respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, he or she will neerda record of the pro-
ceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based


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Applicant: Grace and Ashley George,
represented by Julie Wilkins, LaBelle Planning,
LLC
Ordinance title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE
HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDI-
NANCE 99-13, AS AMENDED, BY SPECIFICALLY
AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP BY
CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION
OF APPROXIMATELY 4.49 ACRES FROM TRANSI-
TIONAL TO INDUSTRIAL FOR PROPERTY KNOWN
AS THE GEORGE PARCEL; TRANSMITTING SAID
AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR NOTIFICATION
OF A SMALL SCALE AMENDMENT; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY: AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
Location: 4255, 4225. 4215, 4185,
4175, and 4159 South SR 29, LaBelle, FL


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24 Clewiston Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 27, 2009


Hendry County Commissioners



determined to reduce taxes


The Hendry County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners met on August 18th
andl9th to work on the 2009-2010 bud-
get. The Commissioners were looking for
a 10% decrease in the budget across the
board from both the general fund and from
the constitutional officers.
As a result, for the third year, County
employees will not receive any cost of liv-
ing increases, raises or bonuses. Commis-
sioner Tris Chapman said, "Call me old
fashioned, but when property values de-
cline by 10% as they have on average this
year, our constituents should see a 10%
decrease in their property taxes." One area
under consideration is the cost of employ-
ee health insurance benefits. Employees
would be asked to take on a greater share
of the costs for their insurance benefits.
Commissioner Kevin McCarthy stated that
health insurance is a huge issue and must
remain affordable.
Constitutional officers also worked to
reduce their budgets by the suggested cuts.
The Commissioners expressed a desire for
consistency in the budget process as op-


posed to only asking one part of the gov-
ernment to cut their costs. Commissioner
Taylor expressed her appreciation for the
hard work done by her fellow Commis-
sioners and staff in reviewing the budget
and finding areas to reduce costs.
The workshop discussions continued
on August 25th regarding the Sheriff's bud-
get. The Sheriff committed to saving money
wherever he could to reduce his budget.
Insurance is an area he will be looking
into to make some additional adjustments.
Commissioner Harris conveyed his ap-
preciation for the excellent job staff did in
restoring the $2.7 million the Commission-
ers borrowed from the Disaster Relief fund
used to balance the FY 2009 budget.
The first public hearing on the proposed
2010 budget is scheduled for September
3rd at 5:15 pm in the Clewiston City hall lo-
cated at 115 W Ventura. The second public
hearing is scheduled for September 22nd at
5:15 pm in the Hendry County Courthouse
in LaBelle. For further information please
call 863-675-5264.


Submitted photo

CES Open House
Central Elementary students are pictured during the recent CES Open House.
Thank you to the CES staff who created the "Welcome Back" display!


VFW offers awards to students


The Veterans of Foreign Wars promotes
patriotism by encouraging students to en-
ter the Voice of Democracy and Patriot's
Pen Essay Contests. The VFW Post 4185 in
Clewiston is again this year offering awards
to winners. The Voice of Democracy contest
has been the number one scholarship pro-
gram since 1947. Students compete by writ-
ing and recording a broadcast script. This
year's theme is Does America Still Have
Heroes?" The contest is open to students
in grades 9 through 12 who are enrolled in
a, private or parochial high school or home
study program. The essay should show
imagination and human interest, clearly ex-
press your ideas and should move smoothly
from one idea to another. The winning Voice
of Democracy essay will then compete for
a District award, and then will be entered
for a State award. Winners from each state
will compete for National VFW prizes and
scholarships, including an all-expense paid
trip to Washington, D.C. The top scholarship
is $30,000.
The Patriot's Pen Essay contest's theme



A>are


Now available at Family Eye Care
863-675-0761


this year is "When Is The Right Time To
Honor Our Military Heroes?" The contest
is open to students in the 6th, 7th and 8th
grade, enrolled in a public, private, parochial
high school or home study program. This is
an opportunity for students to write an es-
say expressing their views on democracy.
The winning Patriot's Pen essay will also
win an award at the Post, District and State
levels and bonds are awarded to the top 45
winners at the National level. First place is a
$10,000 bond.
The deadline for essays to be submitted
to the VFW Post 4185 is Nov. 1, 2008. Con-
tact the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4185
at 501 S. Francisco St. after 3 p.m. daily or call
863-983-9748, leave your name and num-
ber to get more information and the entry
forms. The VFW honors our veterans who
have served in order that we as citizens and
our youth have the opportunity to express
our selves in a free society. The VFW helps
to instruct our youth about what it means to
be an American patriot and encourages all
students to enter these essay contests.

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

Shewmaker
Animal Hospital
1566 N. Bridge St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-2441
Fax 863-675-3629
Dr Lee Shewmaker D VM.
Dr Bridgette Shewmaker-
Cochran D.VM.
Dr. Shana Damuana D.VM.


Submitted photo

CES Students
Central Elementary Art Teacher Mr. McKean is pictured with CES students in
front of artwork displayed throughout the cafeteria during the recent Open
House.


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CELEBP- ATION OF CULTUlJKS
Immokalee will be having a Celebration of Cultures
festival on Friday Sept. 18th 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 Immnokalee Community Redevel
opment Agency, Redlands Chnstan Migrant Associaton, Collier County
Parks and Recreaton and Glades Media and is funded in part by the Collier
County Tourist Development Tax


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