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Title: The Clewiston news
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Language: English
Creator: Clewiston news
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston, Fla.
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Publication Date: September 3, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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CLEWIS


Thursday, September 3, 2009


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Index


Classifieds. ....... ... .......... . 14
Public Forum 2
Sports 3
Schools .... .. ...... ..... ..... ....... . 11

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Protesting utility bills: Group demands response


INI/Asiley Smith
A group of concerned citizens took to the streets of Clewiston to protest what they consider
to be unusually high utility bills by the city of Clewiston. The protesters urged the city to
come up with a plan to reduce the bills.


Spike in light bills


Group asks city to
reconsider fees
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- These days,
about the only thing that Anita
Griffin, the owner of the Clewis-
ton staple Dixie Fried Chicken,
has in abundance are her Elvis
souvenirs.
Almost every week, Ms. Griffin
heads to her mail to find another
picture of The King, another trin-
ket, oranotherfigure of the famed
Rock and Roller.
It started after someone gave
her an Elvis memento and she


leads to protests


placed it in her restaurant. Like
wildfire customers of Ms. Griffin's
started giving her Elvis pictures,
posters and dolls.
One enthused customer even
brought her an almost life-sized
statue of Elvis, which serves to
greet hungry lunchers eager for a
bite of fried chicken.
"I have enough pictures to
cover the walls completely," Ms.
Griffin said Monday.
It is too bad, then, the city of
Clewiston's utilities department
does not list "Elvis Memorabilia"
as a form of payment.
Ms. Griffin would have noth-
ing to worry about if they did.
Ms. Griffin does worry, how-
ever.


She worries that her bills are
getting so high that she might
have to make some tough deci-
sions she's put off until now.
Her electricity bill came in this
month about $800 higher than
last month's. The inflated price
for power puts the restaurant
owner in a bind.
Sitting at a table in one corner
of her restaurant -- a place where
many in the community have
grown used to finding her and
striking up a conversation with
the amicable Ms. Griffin -- she
isn't afraid to say that business is
looking bad.
A gloomy economy that only
See Bills Page 20


The


McKowns


settle in

City manager, family,
move into Clewiston
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- On Tuesday,
Steve McKown, who recently be-
came Clewiston's city manager, at
his new office at city hall, seemed
cheery and excited with the job
ahead.
It didn't seem to matter to him
that he may have picked out his
wardrobe from boxes in his living
room floor.
"We've moved in, but we
haven't unpacked the boxes. We
have a bit of that to do," the man-
ager said affably.
But if he did pick out his clothes
from a cardboard box marked
"Clothes," an unlikely scenario,
no one could tell as he talked and
shared his plans for the future,
underscored his challenges, and
offered the community a promise
that his "door is always open."

Moving in
The McKowns have been busy,
to say the least.
In just 15 days, the family went
from Georgia residents to proud
new Floridians after Steve received
word that Clewiston wanted to hire
him.
The couple made arrangements
for three of their children to attend
middle and elementary schools in
See Manager Page 20


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2 Clewiston News Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 3, 2009


Local Weather

Weather Forecast for Hendry County
from the National Weather Service.
Clewiston and surrounding
areas:
Thursday: Scattered
showers and thunderstorms,
mainly after noon. Mostly c 4
cloudy, with a high near 89.
West wind around 8 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night: Scat-
tered showers and thunder-
storms, mainly before mid-
night. Partly cloudy, with a low Pis
around 78. South wind arounti ...1l-'


Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Extended Forecast:
Friday: Scattered showers
and thunderstorms, mainly
after noon. Partly cloudy, with
a high near 89. Chance of pre-
cipitation is 40%.
Friday Night: Isolated
showers and thunderstorms
before midnight. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 78. East


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wind between 5 and 7 mph. ( i, I
precipitation is 20%.
Saturday: Scattered show-
ers and thunderstorms. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 90. t4
East wind between 5 and 9
mph. Chance of precipitation is i "
Saturday Night: Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a low
around 78. East wind around
9 mph. Chance of precipita-
tion is 20%.
Sunday: Scattered show-
ers and thunderstorms. Partly
cloudy, with a high near 90.
Chance of precipitation is L i
40%.


Sunday Night: Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a low
around 79. Chance of precipi-
tation is 20%.
Labor Day: Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a high near
90. Chance of precipitation is
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Letter to the editor

Lee Memorial
A few residents, having lived in Clewiston
for a long time, may remember. Many have
forgotten. Everyone should be aware.
Specialist 5th Class Lee Ford, a 1966 grad-
uate of Clewiston High School, made the ul-
timate sacrifice for his country in Southeast
Asia in 1967.
Lee had been a part of multiple combat
missions that saved the lives of fellow sol-
diers on the day he died. lee lost his life when
the helicopter, in which he was a door gun-
ner, exploded on approach for a landing.
A memorial, that is dedicated in Lee's
honor, quietly rests near the remains of an
old flag pole on one end of the Cane Field
in Clewiston.
I was on of Lee's classmates and had the
privilege of raising the flag on the day the
memorial was dedicated.
Many of Clewiston's residents have gone
in harm's way to defend Freedom and many
will continue to do so in the future. Students
at Clewiston High School and Clewiston
Middle School, however, should know Lee's
story and put it in the context of their lives.
May I offer my thanks to Clewiston Middle
School and to Clewiston High School's new
principle, Janice Lee, for kindly welcoming
me, a stranger, and helping me to verify that


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Atheletes of Clewiston High School still gather around Lee's memorial before
every sports event to pray and hear words of encouragement from coaches.


Lee's memorial still remained.
And finally, I'd like to thank Lee. Your
bright smile, love of life and laughter remains


in the hearts of those who knew you.
Sincerely,
William G. Perry


Clubs and organizations


Hendry County 4-H Club

program
Your child is invited to join the Hendry
County 4-H Club Program. The Hendry
County 4 H Club Program is open to boys
and girls ages 5 to 18 as of September 1,
2009.
Without regard to race, sex, national
origin, handicap, etc.The showing of cattle,
dairy goats, houses, and swine are limited to
youth ages 8 to 18 as of September 1, 2009.
Come join us for 4-H Open Houses Wednes-
day, September 9 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at
The Clewiston 4-H Office at 622 West Sug-
arland Hwy.
The Labelle 4-H open house will be held
on Thursday, September llth from 2:30
p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Extension Office, 1085
Pratt Blvd. If your child is interested in show-


ing a market swine or steer in the Hendry
County Fair or the LaBelle Youth Livestock
Show, your child must be enrolled in a 4-H
project club and must have a completed
enrollment form on file at the 4-H office on
or before October 1, 2009 or by the initial
weigh-in date, whichever comes first. For
more information call Clewiston 863-983-
1453 or 863-983-1598, Labelle 863-674-4092
or 863-983-1598.

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.

Project H.O.PE.
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... getting connected
with available resources really helps! Project
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aged 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-
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Hot 25 SuDer Seniors list released


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Glades Central's L.J. Thomas, the paper's first Hot 25 Super Seniors quarterback selection, recorded 357 total yards
(passing and rushing) in the Raiders 14-6 loss to Carol City in the Aug. 29 kickoff classic game in Miami.


Pahokee Blue Devils make
up about half of INI
Florida's All-Star picks

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
SOUTH LAKE REGION Independent
Newspapers Inc. is proud to announce its
selection for the "Hot 25 Super Seniors" all-
star football team.
The qualifications are straightforward:
A total of 25 high school senior football
players from the South Lake area's five
teams Moore Haven, Clewiston, Glades
Central, Glades Day and Pahokee were se-
lected based on this set of criteria:
Playing experience (at least one
year at position)
Potential positive impact on a team's
season
Possibility of playing college foot-
ball in 2010 and beyond
Now, this list was not easy to compile,
as it took a few weeks of discussion, brain-
storming, and thought to make sure that the
Hot 25 Super Seniors reflected the best of
the area.
In actuality, there were well over 30 se-
niors in the area that were considered for
the 'Early Season' Super Senior selections.
With that being said, the Hot 25 list will
be updated midseason (after the Week 6
games) and at the season's end (after the
Week 11 games).
There are no spots guaranteed for any
one throughout the season, which makes it
that much more important for each player
to give his best effort in each game.
The selection format consists of 11 Su-
per Seniors for offense and defense, respec-
tively.
That makes it 22 overall.
But the list wouldn't be complete with-
out the area's top three specialty players
- those picks are for players who have the
ability to excel at more than one position on
the field.
Without further ado, here are your Hot 25
Super Seniors:


Offense
QB Leron Thomas (Glades Central)
RB Antwon Chisolm (Glades Cen-
tral)
RB Fred Hall (Moore Haven)
WR Chris Dunkley (Pahokee)
WR Dennis Hall (Pahokee)
WR Fred Pickett (Pahokee)
C Doral Willis (Pahokee)
LT Willis Bowles (Pahokee)
RT Tony Kibler (Glades Day)
RG Lamarcus Thicklin (Clewiston)
LG Antonio Williams (Clewiston)
Defense
CB Merill Noel (Pahokee)
CB Tavares Crawford (Glades Cen-
tral)
FS Raheam Buxton (Pahokee)
SS Travis Bell (Glades Central)
OLB Zachary Allen (Pahokee)
OLB Corey Hill (Pahokee)
MLB Dillon Irey (Clewiston)
DE Willie Huggins (Clewiston)
DE Julio Ramos (Clewiston)


DT Richard Ash (Pahokee)
DT Antonio Ford (Pahokee)
Specialty Players
ATH Greg Dent (Glades Central)
WR/QB De'Joshua Johnson (Paho-
kee)
WR/CB Damian Smith (Clewiston)
Notations: QB quarterback, RB -
running back, WR wide receiver, ATH
- athlete, LG left guard, RG right
guard, LT left tackle, RT right tackle,
C center, CB cornerback, FS free
safety, SS strong safety, OLB outside
linebacker, MLB middle linebacker,
DE defensive end, DT defensive
tackle
In all, 12 Pahokee players were selected,
with six from Clewiston and five from Glades
Central. One senior each from Moore Haven
and Glades Day made the list.
Check back each week for more detailed
information on each of INI Florida's Hot 25
Super Senior picks.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be reached at nto-
blas@newszap.com.


INI/Naji Tobias
Fred Hall, Moore Haven's senior running back, is the Terriers lone representa-
tive on this paper's first-ever Hot 25 Super Senior list.


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H.S. football to air Friday nights on Sugar 900 AM


'Game Day on the Muck' live
from Clewiston on
Thursday, starting today

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
SOUTH LAKE REGION WSWN-Sugar
900 AM radio station, an area broadcasting
station, will begin bringing high school foot-
ball games to its programming.
Beginning tomorrow night, you won't ac-
tually have to attend a game to get the high
school football experience -- if for some rea-
son you can't make it to the games, you can
listen to the broadcast on the radio or on the
Internet.
New additions to Sugar 900's
radio coverage
A nifty addition to the radio experience
this season, according to Sugar 900 radio an-
alyst Mike D, is that fans will have access to
every competitive game each Friday night.
What that means is if, for example, Glades
Central is blowing out Dwyer by a 24-0 score
at halftime tomorrow night, Sugar 900 will
switch its broadcast to a more competitive
game from either Pahokee, Clewiston or
Glades Day.


If any team is either up or down by three
touchdowns, that game will be swapped for
a closer one.
Sugar 900 will provide listeners live in-
game updates from the area's teams every
half-quarter.
"The listeners will be getting all the live
information as it happens from all of our
area football programs," Mike D said of the
area's new broadcasting game feature.
"We'll be in position to make sure our
listeners feel like they're right at the game
each week."
The commentary is also available online,
via www.florida-cast.com.
If you visit the website, you'll notice that
the broadcast of Glades Day's kickoff clas-
sic game against John Carroll aired live last
Friday night.
And if you take a scroll through the ar-
chives, you'll get to hear games from last
season such as Pahokee's Class 2B state
championship game and Glades Central's
playoff game against Monsignor Pace (Mi-
ami).
Also new this year is the weekly live
broadcast on Thursday evenings the day
before each area game.
Entitled 'Game Day on the Muck', Mike D
and his broadcasting crew will be airing live
on Sugar 900 from 5:30-7 p.m.


The location of the broadcast will be at
Sonny's BBQ in Clewiston.
Speaking of Clewiston, Mike D said that
Sugar 900 AM has picked up the Tigers
games for the foreseeable future.
Clewiston fans will continue to enjoy
commentary from play by-play analyst
Smoking Joe Whitehead, who has been at
the helm for more than 25 years.
He'll be joined by John Polhill, who will
be the color commentator for the Clewiston
Tigers, and Mike D.
It'll be like 'John Madden, Al Michaels
and Bob Costas on the radio together,' joked
Mike D.
"We feel there was too much history in
Clewiston for the area not to be represented
in radio," he said.
"We know how important football is in
our area, so we respect the tradition that's in
Clewiston as well."


Sugar


900's


weekly


broadcasting schedule
Friday, Sep. 4 Glades Central @
Dwyer
Friday, Sep. 11 Kings Academy @
Clewiston
Friday, Sep. 18 Glades Central @
American Heritage (Delray)
Friday, Sep. 25 Glades Day @ Jupi-


ter Christian
Friday, Oct. 2 Clewiston @ Glades
Central
Friday, Oct. 9 Glades Day @ Sum-
mit Christian
Friday, Oct. 16 Coral Springs Char-
ter @ Pahokee
Friday, Oct. 23 Berean Christian @
Glades Day
Friday, Oct. 30 Pahokee @ Palm
Beach Lakes
Friday, Nov. 6 Dunbar @ Clewiston
Saturday, Nov. 14 Pahokee @
Glades Central (MUCK BOWL)
Each scheduled game, known to Sugar
900 as the 'Game of the Week,' will feature
play-by-play and color commentary from
Mike D and Pahokee Blue Devils legend
Rickey Jackson.
Sugar 900 will not be broadcasting any
games for the Moore Haven Terriers this sea-
son.
Nonetheless, this season features more
options than ever before, which should
make for a lively Friday night experience re-
gardless of where you're at.
"They (the listeners) just have to stay
glued to the radio," said Mike D. "I think
they're going to love our format."
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be reached at nto-
bias@newszap.com.


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CLEWISTON Jesus Mendoza Jr., of Clewis-
ton, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2009,
in Palm Beach Gardens, after a brief illness. He
was 63.
He was born Jan. 9, 1946 in Dilley, Texas, the
son of the late Jesus and Matilde (Gonzalez)
Mendoza Sr. Mr. Mendoza married Lidia Figue-
roa. He was a Truck Driver for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Lidia (Figueroa)
Mendoza; two sons, Adrian Mendoza of Clewis-
ton, and Rene Mendoza of Orlando; one daugh-
ter, Haydee Mendoza of Orlando; five sisters,
San Juana, Soenida, Franke, Severa, and Chona;
and grandchildren, Stephanie, Adrian, JR, Mela-
nia and Aiden.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Au-
gust 29, 2009 in Saint Margaret's Catholic
Church, 208 N. Deane Duff, Clewiston. Father
Marcial Garcia presided.
Interment was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Cle-
wiston, with a mariachi band playing his favor-
ite songs.
Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 7 to 9
p.m. Friday, with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. in Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
Clewiston.

Katherine Taylor Harris, 90
HOBE SOUND, Fla, Katherine Taylor Harris,
of Hobe Sound, Fla., passed away Wednesday,
August 26, 2009. Mrs. Harris was born May 22,
1919 in Homestead, Fla. She was a native Flo-
ridian, graduating from high school in Canal
Point, Fla, and living most of her adult life in
Palm Beach County, Fla.
Mrs. Harris was the co-owner of Harris Insu-
rance Agency in Belle Glade, Fla.
She was a long time member of the First Bap-
tist Church of Belle Glade, Fla.
Katherine was a loving wife to Junius. Nur-
tured her family with love, and in retirement en-
joyed her hobbies of quilting and reading.
Survivors include her three daughters, Evelyn
(Leon) Bennett, of Palm Desert, Calif., Karen
(George) Cridlin, of Jonesville, Va., June (Car-
los) Valella of Tequesta, Fla; five grandchildren,
Jennifer Ghodsi, William Valella, Katherine T.
Bennett, Jay Cridlin, Fuller Cridlin; four great-
grandchildren, Madison Ghodsi, Alec Ghodsi,
Emily Valella, Katie Valella; her sister, Cleo At-
kinson, of Lake Harbor, Fla, and brother-in-law,
Herman Kleinhammer of Tampa, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., on
Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at the First Baptist
Church of Belle Glade, 17 NE Avenue B., Belle
Glade, Fla. 33430.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave-
nue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407, or to the Na-
tional Parkinson Foundation, National
Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Office of Develop-
ment, 1501 NW 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road,
Miami FL 33136-1494 in loving memory of
Katherine.


Frank Hendershot, 67
LAKEPORT Frank Hendershot, age 67, of
Lakeport, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at his
residence.
Born March 16, 1942, in Newton, N.J., he had
been a resident of Lakeport for the past 18 years
and was a member of the AM Vets of Buckhead
Ridge. He enjoyed woodworking and fundrais
ing for Hospice.
He was preceded in death by his brother,
Richard and parents, Walter and Ethel Hende-
shot.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine of Lakeport;
sons, Michael Hendershot of Sarasota, Joseph
Hendershot of Augusta, N.J., Christopher Hen-
dershot of Frorham Park, N.J.; brothers, Bob
Hendershot of Blairstown, N.J., William "Bill"
(Priscilla) Hendershot of Port Jervice, N.Y.; and
sister, Betty Doyle of Candor, N.J.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl.


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Raiders doomed by miscues in loss to Carol City


Moore Haven and Glades
Day win big

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
MIAMI It just didn't happen.
The Glades Central Raiders, for some rea-
son, weren't themselves in their 14-6 loss to
Carol City (Miami).
L.J. Thomas, the starting quarterback,
statistically had a better-than-average game,
with 309 passing yards (357 overall) and
threw for a touchdown.
That score came on Glades Central's very
first drive a two-play, 81-yard run that took
only 29 seconds.
The play, which came at 8:11 in the first
quarter, was a 45-yard strike to teammate
Greg Dent, who finished with two catches
for 69 yards in the game.
Shockingly, Glades Central never reached
the goal line again, though they would get
close several more times.
Thomas on Glades Central's inability to
find a consistent rhythm on offense:
"We started out with a bang, but our of-
fense just didn't capitalize on the opportuni-
ties we had in the game."
Though there were sparks of excellence
with the wide receivers Glades Central's 6-6
receiver, Kevin Benjamin, had five catches
for 108 yards in just two quarters Thomas
did throw two interceptions, one of which
appeared to be a pass completion.
Driving toward Carol City's end zone in
the second quarter, with 1:47 left, Thomas
lobbed a 54-yard pass to Demetrius Evans to
the Chiefs 23-yard line.
Inexplicably, as Evans caught the ball,
Carol City cornerback Troy Johnson some-
how stripped the ball right from his hands
as the catch is made.
That play was ruled an interception, kill-
ing a potential scoring drive.
At halftime, Glades Central was down 7-6
to Carol City.
The Chiefs took the one-point lead off
a 1-yard run from freshman running back
Bramond Snell, who methodically led Carol
City on a 13-play, 69 yard drive, answering
Glades Central's early score in the process.


Interestingly, though, Glades Central's
defense performed admirably, given the fact
they spent the vast majority of the game on
the field.
The Raiders defense, though allowing a
6-yard touchdown pass early in the second
half on a Devonte Mathis pass to Ruben
Lawhorn, were stingy and ferocious.
Glades Central's defenders allowed just
277 total yards and registered five sacks on
Mathis, with two each by rising underclass-
men William Likely and Robert Way.
"The defense did their part, we [the of-
fense] just didn't help them enough," Thom-
as said.
Thomas's other interception, meanwhile,
came with 6:38 left in the fourth quarter.
It looked like he threw a second down
pass right to Carol City cornerback Kenyatta
Marion, which made Thomas visibly and
uncharacteristically frustrated right after the
play.
"After I threw that second pick, I thought
the game was over for us," Thomas said.
"But when we got the ball back again, it
looked to be a big turnaround for us as we
were driving down the field."
After a Carol City punt, Glades Central
seemed primed to march down the field 85
yards with just 4:28 left.
Thomas completed four passes on that
drive, including a 30-yarder to Benjamin.
But it came down to the final two min-
utes, as Antwon Chisolm (11 carries, 52
yards) needed just one yard to net a first
down at the Chiefs 13.
With 51.3 seconds left, Carol City's run
defense put the brakes on Glades Central's
final drive as they stuffed Chisolm on a
fourth-and-1 play.
That effectively sealed the upset win for
Carol City, a Class 6A team who's in the
same district as Northwestern (Miami) and
Central (Miami).
"Glades Central is one of the best teams
in the state," said Mathis, who went 13-24
with 145 yards, one touchdown and no in-
terceptions. "Coach [Harold Barnwell] told
us how disciplined Glades Central was and
he told us not to take them lightly. After they
scored on the first two plays of the game, we
knew we had to bounce back. We couldn't
hold our heads down because there was a


Photo courtesy of Chuck Bethel
In Glades Central's 14-6 preseason loss to Carol City (Miami), Raiders wideout
Demetrius Evans completes a 54-yard pass from quarterback L.J. Thomas with
1:47 left in the first half. However, Carol City cornerback Troy Johnson strips the
ball from him, as he's credited with an interception.


whole game left after that."
Jessie Hester, Glades Central's head
coach, provided his assessment on the
game.
"L.J. had a really good game, but the re-
ceivers didn't help him at all," Hester said.
"They [the wide receivers] ran the wrong
routes and they didn't execute. But if we
played 100 games, collectively, I think our
receivers would play a lot better than that."
As for Glades Central's chances against
Dwyer tomorrow night?
"Our receivers, collectively, will never
have another game like that," Hester said
emphatically. "Our offense wasn't focused
against Carol City, but they'll do a lot better
against Dwyer. Hopefully, they'll write that
memory out of peoples' minds."
Glades Central also lost two fumbles,
with one each from Thomas and Dent.
Moore Haven 48, Coral Springs
Christian 6: Terriers quarterback Keonte
White, a junior, led the team with 135 yards
passing in the win.
White went 3-for-4 with a touchdown to
Lascelle Humphrey (two catches, 66 yards)
in the game.
Fred Hall registered 11 carries for 154
yards and two touchdowns, while White
added five carries, 96 yards and three rush-
ing scores of his own.
Vinton Lewis scored a touchdown on
just three carries, as he tacked on 100 rush-


ing yards in the game.
The Terriers offense, as a whole, rushed
for 389 yards and 524 overall.
The Moore Haven defense allowed just
155 total yards, with the defensive backs giv-
ing up just eight pass yards.
Glades Day 42, John Carroll 3: Gators
sophomore quarterback Tanner Redish was
13-for-17 with 150 yards, one touchdown
and no interceptions in the blowout win.
Eaton Spence caught a 6-yard touchdown
from Redish, while Kelvin Taylor scored two
rushing touchdowns and had 140 yards on
the ground.
Glades Day's defensive backs shined the
brightest, meanwhile, as Clint Johnson and
Ricky Christmas each returned interceptions
for touchdowns in the game.
Spence caught Glades Day's third defen-
sive pick in the fourth quarter, while Josh
Thornton locked down John Carroll's wide-
outs to the point no balls were thrown his
way.

Week 1 games
Glades Day at Benjamin 7 p.m.
Pahokee vs. Atlantic 7:30 p.m.
Glades Central at Dwyer 7:30 p.m.
Clewiston vs. American Heritage (Planta-
tion) 7:30 p.m.
Moore Haven vs. First Baptist Academy -
7:30 p.m.


INI/Naji Tobias
Thousands of Glades Central fans made the two-hour trip down to Traz Powell
Stadium in Miami to support the Raiders football team, even in a game that was
delayed by 1 hour and 17 minutes due to rain and thunderstorms.


INI/Naji Tobias
Here's a close look at the Glades Central Raiders cheerleaders, who were
dressed up in grand style at the Aug. 29 kickoff classic game against Carol City
in Miami.




8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 3, 2009


Clewiston Tigers drop Kickoff Classic Game
By Jeff Barwick out James Bigham for a 1l-yard gain and with Chris Herring, sophomore Chauncey Clewiston: 0 7 0 0 7
Clewiston journeyed to Martin County then Rios had runs of 13 and 10 yards. Thicklin and freshman Virthavious Robin- South Fork: 0 14 0 7 21
South Fork on Friday and the ranked Class Two plays later, Rios fired a strike to flank- son. Scoring:
4A Bulldogs were more than a handful for er Damion Smith on a slant pattern for a 14- Defensively, the Tigers should make a re- 2Q: SF: Zach Fisher, 3 yd run; kick failed.
the Tigers. yard touchdown play with only 51 seconds spectable showing this season.
While Clewiston wound up on the short remaining in the first half. Smith is a seasoned cornerback. SF: Chris Collette, 3 yd run; 2 pt conversion;
end of the 21-7 score the Tigers nlaved hard Bryant Richardson converted the point Linebackers Crosby, Chris Herring, Dillon Anthony Tellex, 3 yd run; Clew: Damion


and made a respectable showing.
The contest was delayed for about 20
minutes due to lightning in the area.
The first quarter was marked by two of
fensive possessions by each team, all of
which ended in punts.
Early in the second, the Bulldogs put to-
gether a five play, 62 yard drive with tailback
Zach Fisher carrying for the final 3 yards.
The drive was sustained by two quarter-
back keeper plays for 22 yards each.
The extra point kick was low.
The Tigers essentially handed the Bull-
dogs their other second quarter score when
punter Randy Massie dipped down to scoop
up a low punt snap and let his knee touch
the ground.
The Bulldogs took possession at the Tiger
5-yard line and took only two snaps to con-
vert for the score.
Then quarterback Anthony Tellex ran a
keeper off the left side for a two point con-
version and a 14-0 South Fork advantage.
Clewiston took the kickoff and finally got
the offense going.
Junior quarterback Andres Rios hit wide-


after.
Clewiston played spirited ball in the sec-
ond half and forced two Bulldog fumbles in
the third period.
Defensive end Landon McDuffie got the
first recovery and the other was by lineback-
er Edrick Crosby.
Zach Fisher got the Bulldog's final touch-
down on a 48-yard scamper with 2:46 left in
the game.
The Tigers mounted another scoring
drive after that but were finally stopped at
the South Fork 15 yard line with less than a
minute left in the contest.
Although not winning, the Class 2B Ti-
gers were outmatched in size and numbers
but put forth a good effort.
Rios showed excellent field presence
and when under pressure on passing plays
showed that he knew how to take off and
make something out of the play.
Wideout Damion Smith is a speed mer-
chant and has great skills on kickoff returns
and should provide some Tiger excitement
during the regular season.
At running back, the Tigers have depth


Irey and Fred Washington are all veterans.
Linemen Antonio Williams, LaMarcus
Thicklin and Willie Huggins are also return-
ees with great size and play on both sides of
the ball when needed.
Tight ends Darius Redd and Landon
McDuffie, both sophomores, are both im-
pressive in size and skills and also play both
ways.
The Tigers open their regular season this
Friday night at Cane Field as they host peren-
nial foe Plantation American Heritage in a
non-district game. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
1 2 3 4 Total


Smith, 14 yd pass from Andres Rios; kick
Bryant Richardson
4Q: SF: Zach Fisher, 48 yd run; kick Ber-
nard Hunter
Rushing: Andres Rios, 7/25 yds; Chaunc-
ey Thicklin, 4/24 yds; Virthavious Robinson,
5/23 yds; Chris Herring, 10/10 yds; Fred
Washington, 4/17 yds.
Passing: Andres Rios, 15/5/0 53 yards.
Receiving: Edrick Crosby, 2/24 yds; Da-
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yds; Fred Washington, I / 4 yards.


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September 3, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Clewiston News 11


RAK Club begins third year


Westside's Down On the Farm


As the new school year gets underway,
so does the local volunteer student organi-
zation known as the RAK Club. RAK stands
for "Random Acts of Kindness."
This year the club has adopted the
theme, "Make Me Aware" based on the
words of a song sung by Salvador in which
the singer asks to be made aware 'that
everything I am is not all about me.' This
message is significant and counter culture
in today's world and it fits with the overall
goal of the RAK Club which is "to encour-
age students and faculty to think of others
and to impact the lives of others through
visible expressions of kindness."
Another major focus for the club this
year will be the development of leadership
skills in club members whom are in the
seventh and eighth grades.
These students will be given the op-
portunity to work with younger students at
club meetings, serve as project co-leaders
and provide impute on upcoming projects
and activities.


During the 2008-2009 school year, stu-
dents and parents provided over 750 hours
of community service through assisting
with several clean up projects, volunteering
at Sugar Fest and the Senior Citizens Christ-
mas Luncheon, making and delivering lap
blankets to the Nursing Home, serving free
lemonade and cookies at the Clewiston
Utilities Department and actively participat-
ing in other community activities.
The RAK Club began in the fall of 2007
with a long term goal to provide opportu-
nities for students at Clewiston Christian
School in grades second through eighth
to become people who give to others and
the community thereby developing and ex-
pressing Christian character.
Club Advisor, Denise Hatton, welcomes
opportunities for the members to par-
ticipate in community events. Call her at
Clewiston Christian School, 863-983-5388,
if you have an activity upcoming that could
use some assistance.


Westside wants to welcome back all the
students and teachers for another exciting
school year. This year Westside's theme
is "Down on the Farm". This theme will
carry over into many classroom activities
throughout the school and has inspired
some exciting field trips and guest speak-
ers for the year.
The Warrior Faculty and Staff want to
also welcome some new additions to the
family. As always, Westside sends out a big
welcome to all new Warrior students. We


are excited to have you with us. We would
like to extend a special welcome to three
new teachers that have joined the Westside
family. Miss Kathy McCloud has joined the
first grade team and Mrs. Stephanie Wil-
liams and Miss Jodi Jabs have both joined
the second grade team.
This year holds many exciting opportu-
nities to succeed and the teachers and staff
at Westside are ready to get started! Let's
have a great year Warriors!


School Happenings

Central Elementary School purchase a shirt, fill out the bottom of the
paper that is being sent home with students,
CES fundraiser Deadline Sept 4th and return it to your child's teacher by Fri-
We are having a fundraiser for the school. day, Sept. 4! We will not accept any late or-
We will be selling shirts that we hope every- ders! Again, these shirts are pre-order ONLY!
one will have and wear to school to show Thankyou for your support!
their Central pride!! The shirts will be $10 for
children sizes, and $12 for adult sizes. The Labor Day
shirts will be pre-paid only, and we will not School will be closed Monday, Sept. 7. All
order any extras. If you don't buy it now, you teachers, students, and staff enjoy the day
will not be able to get one! If you wish to off!

School briefs

Free lunch The National School Breakfast Program was
en un Sc r r enacted to ensure that school children are
Hendry County Schools offer Breakfast being served a nutritious breakfast daily.
at no charge to all of their students, everyStudies have proven that higher academic
school day Breakfast times may vary from Studies have proven that higher academic
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fast is the most important meal and needs starts off his day right with breakfast at Hen-
to be a part if your child's educational day. dry County Schools.


Submitted photo
This mural displaying farm land was painted by Adrianna Soto and can be
found in the fourth grade area.


Submitted photo

Kindergarten at CES
Mrs. Crawford's Kindergarten class is pictured smiling for the camera during
Central Elementary School's first week!


The third grade area is covered in "Egg-citing" farm facts.


Submitted photo




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Taking a Walk in the Past: A Prelude to War


Growing conflicts between
famished Seminoles and the
people who took control of
their lands

By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The scrub cattle moved unwarily toward
a familiar oak hammock, whose cool shad-
ows provided them rest and escape from the
heat of the noon sun.
As the herd neared the hammock, a heif
er playfully broke away, kicking, frolicking,
and romping across the dry, prairie grasses.
The animal's youthful energy quickly
carried it past the hammock to an isolated
palmetto head, where a movement caught
its eye.
The naive and impetuous, young heifer
stopped and gazed with curiosity at the
strange creatures that lay partly concealed
behind the foliage.
A Seminole rose from the shadows of the
palmetto fronds, releasing a steel tipped ar-
row from his bow that hissed like a snake,
before finding its mark in the young cow's
side.
The arrow struck with a thud burying
itself, until only the wild turkey feathers re-
mained exposed.
The heifer leaped into the air, staggered,
then collapsed on the ground.
A soft bellow escaped the death, stricken
animal as the Seminole Indian quickly cut its
throat and began the task of butchering.
A long, sharp blade of Spanish steel cut
through hide and flesh as the Indian worked
quickly to quarter the animal.
One blade stroke cut across dark brand
marks, burnt deep into the hide, indicating
ownership.
The brand also represented 39 strokes
with a whip, to any Seminole, who was fool-
ish enough to get caught committing such
an act of thievery.
The ole saying, "two wrongs don't make
a right" is very true.
The Americans stole Florida lands from
the Seminoles, who then stole cattle from
the Americans.
Both Americans and Seminoles justified
their actions, regardless of the consequenc-
es to their people.
It is time to "Take a Walk in The Past" and
read about the events that led to the Second
Seminole Indian War.
The Treaty of Moultrie Creek in 1823 es-
tablished small reservations on the Apala-
chicola River and one large reservation that
started north of Ocala and extended south
of Peace River.
Most of the Seminoles were relocated to
the large reservation, which had poor lands
that hardly sustained them.
Florida Governor DuVal and other gov-
ernment officials requested additional lands
for the Seminoles.
A fertile area called Big Swamp was
added, increasing the reservation by 15 per-
cent.
The new fertile lands may have changed
the Seminoles food problems, were it not for
the droughts that descended on the South-


east in the mid 1820s.
The droughts impacted everyone who
was dependent on the soil, both Indian and
settler.
The Seminole fared worst during this pe-
riod because they were confined to reserva-
tions whose lands were dry and brown.
The droughts destroyed reservation crops,
forcing the Seminoles to become totally de-
pendent on the food subsidies allocated to
them in the Treaty of Moultrie Creek.
The subsidies were originally planned to
supplement the Seminoles only during their
first resettlement year on the reservations.
It was assumed that after the first year, the
Seminoles would be self sufficient again.
The situation became only bleaker be-
cause the food subsidies weren't sufficient
to feed the starving Seminoles.
Military official, General Brooke, stated in
his report to Washington that Indians were
starving to death on the reservations.
The governor, Indian agency, and military
officials in Florida, interacted on the Semi-
noles' behalf.
They requested additional subsidies, plus
extended aid to the Seminoles after the first
year of resettlement expired.
The wheels turned slow in Washington,
but aid finally came.
In the meantime, many famished Semi-
noles had become desperate and crossed
the reservation boundaries in search of
food.
The Florida frontier had no fences, so
livestock roamed free.
Cattle soon became prey for the starving
Indians.
White settlers were alarmed to see the
Indians outside the reservation.
Some were outraged when they discov-
ered the butchered carcasses of their free
roaming cattle and were ready to fight the
Seminoles; others were more sympathetic
to the Seminoles plight, feeding hungry fam-
ilies that stopped at their homesteads.
Florida officials, administrating the Semi-
nole Nation, soon became sandwiched be-
tween the Seminole and the settler.
The settler's loss of livestock generated
legitimate complaints, while starving Indi-
ans preying on the settler's livestock gener-
ated reasonable cause.
It was "Catch 22," so diplomacy became
the weapon of choice for the American of-
ficials in charge, who tried in every way to
avert bloodshed on the Florida frontier.
The growing issues between settlers and
Indians weren't restricted to the depletion of
livestock.
In 1827 and 1828, Governor DuVal al-
lowed the famishing Indians to travel out-
side the southern reservation boundaries
and fish on the west coast.
The fisheries along the Gulf coast were
either Spanish or had contact with the Span-
ish fishermen from Cuba.
Cuban fishermen brought trade goods
from Cuba to trade with the Indians, and
some of those trade goods included mus-
kets, powder and lead.
The reservation's inland boundaries set
in the Treaty of Moultrie Creek were estab-
lished to discourage trade between the Sem-
inoles and Cubans.
Needless to say, DuVal received much flak


from settlers and government officials, who
opposed Seminoles wandering outside the
reservations and trading with the Cubans.
Slavery was another source of friction be-
tween the Americans and Seminoles.
Fugitive slaves continued to live among
the Seminoles, much to the annoyance of
slaveholders, who demanded they be turned
over to their rightful slave owners.
However, the slave problem was far
more complex than black runaways fleeing
from their masters and seeking shelter with
the Seminole Indians in Florida.
True, there were a lot of runaway slaves
living in Florida, but there were also many
free blacks in Florida.
Some of the free blacks were birthed un-
der the Spanish flag, while others had gained
their freedom during the War of 1812, fight-
ing for the English.
There was also the problem of how to
deal with Seminoles that purchased black
slaves.
How would they be compensated, if they
gave up their slaves?
Last but not least, what was the fate of
children conceived by free blacks that had
married Seminoles?
To resolve some of the Indian problems,
the Florida government passed laws to help
keep interaction between American citizens
and Seminoles at a minimal.
In 1827, the Florida Legislative Council
passed an act to stop American citizens from
trespassing on reservation lands.
The act also required traders to have a
state license to trade with Indians at govern-
ment designated points.
Anyone caught breaking these laws
would be dealt with severely.
One clause in the act was aimed at the
Seminoles.
It stated that aiding a runaway slave was
a crime punishable by death.
That same year the council passed an-
other act, which stated that Indians found
outside the reservations could be given 39
lashes by the local justice.
Washington grew alarmed at the Semi-
nole and settler conflicts in Florida, so they
appointed Colonel Clinch the responsibility
of keeping peace between the Indians and
settlers.
Clinch centralized his troops around the
problem areas where Seminoles and settlers
collided.
He stationed troops near the Aucilla River
to maintain order, west of the Suwannee,
while other troops were stationed near St.
Augustine to maintain order in the east.
Additional troops were stationed at Tam-
pa Bay (Fort Brooke) and Ocala (Fort King).
The military's role was to maintain peace
on the Florida frontier territories at all cost.
With few soldiers, it was essential that the
commanders at the different posts be able to
communicate and move troops in a timely
manner, should a crisis develop.
It was imperative that a network of roads
be constructed to reduce travel time be-
tween forts.
The many roads were primitive by to-
day's standards and in some areas were no
wider than a foot path.
Several of the roads were quite long and
required much labor.


The road from St. Augustine to Pensacola
was over three hundred miles long, while
the road from Fort Brooke (Tampa Bay) to
Fort King (Ocala) was 125 miles long.
The nation's capital was satisfied with the
military changes, but knew the old issue of
the "Indian problem" was not going away.
Officials in Washington were receiving
signed petitions from Florida settlers, com-
munities and even the Florida Legislative
Council, requesting Seminole removal from
Florida.
The United States concluded that the
Seminole had to go, if there was to be peace
in Florida.
In 1827, Joseph M. White, the Florida Ter-
ritorial delegate, attempted to sell the Semi-
noles on the notion of moving west.
He told them the President of the United
States was offering a better country, plus
much more money and provisions, if they
were willing to relocate west.
The Seminoles were told the new coun-
try was a land of milk and honey.
I bet those wily Seminoles wondered
why the Americans weren't already staking
out their land claims on such a fine place!
Mr. White saved the best for last with a
sales pitch that even the ole wily Seminole
couldn't afford to decline.
He said, "Your Great White Father will
send soldiers and destroy your towns, if your
bad men do wrong in the future."
Somehow those few words sealed the
deal.
The Seminole Nation knew the handwrit-
ing was on the wall and that time was run-
ning out for them.
In 1828, five important chiefs signified to
Indian agent Gad Humpreys that they would
send a group of Seminoles to the western
country to scope out the land.
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 hours are Monday through
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 capacity and
presents movies on the history of Clewis-
ton, sugar cane harvesting, and the orange
industry.
Come by and enjoy a 45- minute group-
tour for only $2 per person.




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 29-027-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 Florida, Probate Di
vsion, 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 decedents estate on
whom a copy of this notice 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 decedent's 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
Anana R, Fileman
Flonda Bar No 0990612
Fileman Law Firm, PA
110 Sullivan Street, Suite ll
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Telephone 94I-833-560
Personal Representative,
James D Hull
PO Box 1235
Lehigh Acres, FL 33970-1235
331428 CGS 8/27/9/3/09

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* Sugar Cae TH w/d $900 mnn
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*Moore Haven CBS Home $129.9K
*2 Story Moore Haven 1.8 acre Indian
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*Fladiole MHYCv'shad&ppndIt$2K
Bass n Sun Condo @ $11OK
*Vacant lot in Clewiston, $19.9K
* Reduced! Melissa Rd. on lake 84.9K
* Beautiful 3/2 corner lot $155k
* 1670 Ridgdill MH w/ pond $39.9K
*213 San Gabriel Like New $123K
* Montura Lots Starting @ $6.9K


* 10 Acres w/'03 MH @ $112.9K
*Vacant Lot 12K Texas Ave
*LogCabin on 5acs, beautid!! $269.9K
*20 acres w/ House $590K
*32 House 628 E. Ventura $S9.9K
* Storage Units @ Best Price
*3/2 MH '95 large on 1/3 acre $49K
*2.5 acres MI I fenced $39,900
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/AIMDECiTIVRAttt
acres PB County $149K
3/2/2 with pool and
guesthouse $245,000
2/2 E Ventura Ave $85K
Boss 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


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


3/2 SWMH Montura
$55K
3/2 DWMH on lake
Allen Rd $120,000
3/2 DWMH has CBS
outbuilding Magnolia
Lane $79.9K
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Homes and 2 vacant lots
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Point Rd $44,900
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10 Montura lots $9,900
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*2 Brand New 3/BR/2 5 BA Lennar To Homes. $179,000
:2 t on Otipo A tEach unit has 2BR/I BA $224,9K
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*Counrr int OffCR720 2BD/2BA I 25 Ares $185,000
*2/ M onGrattn Rd. I 37 Aces Reduced to $59,90
*3BD/2BA Brandew CBS m in 0dend Park Asking $129.000
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a n 3B/2Ranch wth Gue3B House $250.000
Rwryrfon 2BD/2RA wlth Effrrrry $90,000
err klabe t on Del Monte A $100.0029 9K
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*5 eroded lot in la D[a $75,000
SI Ares on Hoo Int Rd. improvements induded $75K
Vacmnt Residentil Lot on Central Ave AslIng $28.5K
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16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 3, 2009


South Florida Water Management District
Notice of Agency Action
The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its Agency
Action for an Environmental Resource Permit Modification of a surface we
ter management system to serve approximately 13,234 acres of agncultu
ral development known as McDaniel Ranch Basin D to be issued McDaniel
Ranch (McDaniel Ranch Basin D, 32800 County Road #833, Clewiston, FL
33440) Environmental Resource Construction/Operation Permit No
26 -00623 P is in response to application number 090515 16 to reduce the
size of pre treatment area PT-D2 by 36 6 acres in order to avoid an identi-
fied archeological site and to incorporate the as built elevations for drain
age structures W- D1, W D2 and W DI011A, all within Basin D of the
McDaniel Ranch agricultural development The project will drain into the
North Feeder Canal The permit is subject to 19 general and 14 special
conditions The Project is located in southeastern Hendry County, on ei
their side of County Road 833 in Sections 1-5, 8-16, 22 27, and 34-36,
Township 47 South, Range 33 East The Project is bordered by the Deer
Fence Canal on the north, the North Feeder (L-28 Canal) on the southeast
The Permit and Staff Report issued July 20, 2009, including general and
special conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets
SFWRID statutes and rules, can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Veguil-
la, Deputy Clerk, during normal business hours, 8 00 am to 5 00 p m,
Monday through Fnday, except legal holidays, at 330 Gun Club Road,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or by telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension
6739
The Districts agency action as set forth in the staff reports shall become
final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under
Sections 120 569 and 120 57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for
filing a petition The procedures for petitioning for a heanng are set forth
below, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District=s per-
mitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (heanng)
under Sections 120 569 and 120 57 of the Florida Statutes The petition
must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received)
In the Office of the Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun Club
Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 Pursuant to Rule 28-106 104 Fla Ad-
mm Code, any documents received after 5 00 p m shall be filed as of 8 00
a m on the next regular business day Filings by e-mail will not be accept-
ed A copy of the Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the
persons named above at the address indicated Failure to file a petition
within the 21 days of publication of notice, or other receipt of the written
notice, whichever first occurs first constitutes a waiver of any nght such
person has to an administrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Sec-
tions 120 569 and 120 57, Fla Stat as provided by Subsection
28 -106.11(4) Fla, Admin, Code, The petitioner shall mail a copy of the pe-
tition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing
A pebtiton that disputes the material facts on which the District=s action
s based must contain the information set forth in Rule 28 106.201(2), Fla.
Admin Code, including'
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency=s
file or identification number, if known,
(b) The name address address, and telephone number of the petlloner,
the name, address and telephone number of the petitioners represen-
tative, if any, whic shall be the address for service purposes during the
course of the proceeding, and an explanation of how the petitioners
substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination;
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the
agency decision,
(d)A statement of all disputed issues of material fact, If there are none
the petition must so indicate'
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules
and statutes which entitle the petitioner to relief, and
(f) A demand for relief
A petition that does not dispute the matenal facts on which the Distrct=s
action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
28-106 301, Fla Admin Code Because the administrative heanng process
is designed to formulate inal agency action, the filing of a petition means
that the Districts final action may be different from the position taken by it
n this notice,
In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may
elect to pursue mediation The election may be accomplished by filing with
the District a mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i e,
the applicant, the District, and any person who has filed a timely and suffi-
cient petition for a heanng) The agreement must contain all the informa-
tion required by Rule 28-106 404 Fla Admin Code The agreement must
be received in the District Office of the Clerk, within ten days after the
deadline for filing a petition, as set forth above
332129 CN 9/3/09


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN OF
WIDENING AND RESURFACING CR 833
FROM BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION TO
4 MILES NORTH AND CR 833 CURVE AT THE INTERSECTION
OF CR 833 AND CR 846 IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
RFQ. No: 2009-35
OPENING DATE: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing proves
signal services in connection with the design of CR 833 from the Big Cy-
press Reservation to 4 miles North and CR 833 Curve at the intersection of
CR 833 and CR 846 in Hendry County Must have experbse in construction
design for Roadway Improvements, Proposers shall have all services
available in-house or may propose multiple firms, which have joined to-
gether to provide the vanous required disciplinary services in order to offer
a complete submission. Individuals and firms properly registered in the
State of Florida are encouraged to submit their qualifications for considera-
tion All submittals (see Section IV, Submissions Requirements) received in
response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee
In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of
County Commissioners at the C E Hall Building (Clerke Office) in the
Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle
Florida by 2 00 p m, September 23, 2009, at which time all responses to
this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses
A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Engineering Office located at 99 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle
FL (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address
or by calling (863) 675-5222 Instructions and RFQ documents will be
mailed upon request, however, Hendry County will not guarantee the ac
curacy or completeness of documents sent via email,
The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to
contract for any services The County reserves the right to re ect any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancer in part or in
its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks
Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterpnse participation
Board of County Commissioners
Janet B Taylor
332048 CB/CN 9/3,10,17/09


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G PUBLIC INFORMATION WORKSHOP
NEW RIVER CROSSING
(Fort Denaud Bridge Replacement)
Project Development & Environment Study

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: LaBelle Civic Center
481 Highway 80 West (Behind City Hall)
LaBelle, Florida

Hendry County has scheduled a Public Information Workshop for the
proposed New River Crossing bridge project A study is currently being
conducted by Hendry County to determine the type, location, and design of a
new bridge across the Caloosahatchee River, locally known as the
Okeechobee Waterway, connecting SR 80 and CR 78 in northwestern
Hendry County Six alternatives are proposed: East Alternatives 1, 2, and 3
and West Alternatives 1, 2, and 3

The Public Information S
Workshop will provide
interested citizens the
opportunity to see the I
concept plans, to ask
questions, and express l
their views concerning the s
design, location, and any j
potential environmental
impacts associated with the (
proposed new bridge
and approach roadways. I .eeaasin,
West East
The workshop will be an AlMImamivs AltauivM
open-house format so the public may arrive at any time between 5:30 pm and
7.30 pm. Aenal photographs, conceptual plans, and other project-related
information will be on display. County staff will be available to answer
questions and discuss the project Please note that this is not a Public
Hearing A formal Public Hearing will be held at the Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2009.

Project documents will be available for public review from September 10,
2009 until November 6, 2009 at the Barron Library, 461 N. Main Street,
LaBelle. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm,
and Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The documents will also be
available for review at the Hendry County Engineering Office located at 99
East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other
non-discrimination laws, public participation is solicited without regard to race,
color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons
who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities
Act or persons who require translation service (free of charge) should contact
Bonnie Hanshaw at (863) 675-5222 at least seven (7) working days prior to
the workshop

Any questions regarding the project should be directed to Shane Parker, PE,
Project Manager, at (863) 675-5222, by email to sparker@hendryfla.net, or
by writing to the Hendry County Engineering Department, P.O Box 1607,
LaBelle, Florida 33975.


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN OF
WIDENING AND RESURFACING CR 78 FROM OLD CR 78 TO
SLAUGHTERHOUSE CURVE (APPROXIMATELY 2.3 MILES) IN
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
RFQ. No: 2009-36
OPENING DATE: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing profes
signal services in connection with the design of CR 78 from Old CR 78 to
Slaughterhouse Curve (approximately 2 3 miles) in Hendry County, Florida
Must have ex petise in construction design for Roadway Improvements.
Proposers shal have all services available in-house or may propose multiple
firms, which have joined together to provide the vanous required discipl-
nary services in order to offer a complete submission Individuals and
firms pro erdy registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit
their qualifications for consideration All submittals (see Section IV, Sub-
missions Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed
by a County Evaluation Committee In order to be considered, submittals
must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C E Hall
Building (Clerks Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E
Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2 00 p m, September 23, 2009, at
which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of
one or more witnesses
A copy of the Instructons and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Engineering Office, located at 99 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle,
FL (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address)
of by calling (863) 675 5222 Instructions and RFQ documents will be
emailed upon request, however, Hendry County will not guarantee the ac
curacy or completeness of documents sent via email
The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to
contract for any services The County reserves the right to re ect any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks
Minonty and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation
Board of County Commissioners
Janet B Taylor
332042 CB/CN 9/3,10,17/09


Public Notice


[Public bikNotice


NOTICE OF ACTION NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS- FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-
PROPERY PROPERTY


TO: Unknown Heirs of Michael
H. Awbrey, Deceased ADDRESS
UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS: N/A
Residence unknown, if living, include
Ing any unknown spouse of he said
Defendants, if either has remarried
and if either or both of said Defen-
dants are dead, their respective un-
known herls, devisees grantees
assignees, creditors, lienors, and
trustees and all other persons claim
mg by, through under or aginast the
named Defendant(s), and the afore
mentioned named Defendant(s) and
such of the aforementioned un-
known Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defen-
dants as may be infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not suil uns,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
irng real property, in and being
and stuuaed in Hendry county, 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
NE-QUARTER OF SECTION 22,
TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31
EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLOR-
DA ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 3,
BLOCK P, PIONEER PLANTATION,
AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION
more commonly known as 3300 Pio-
neer llth Street, Clewiston, FL
33440
This action has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defense if any,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, dLI At
tormeys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 10004 N Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112 Tampa FL 33618 within
thirty (301 days after the first publi-
cation of this notice and file the
original with the clerk of this Court
eiter before service on Plaintiffs at
tourney or immediately there after
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 20th day of August,

BARBARA S. BUTLER
Circuit and County Courts
By /S/ S Miller
Deputy Clerk
331311 CN 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 Distict, at Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Flori-
da, on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at 8 D0 A M for the purposes of
1 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;4/3/09

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
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 Proposals
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 $110,00000
Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
our website at htto /wtww dot state fl us/contractsadminstrationdistncti
#PLANHODRS%0 or by calling (863) 519-2559
331033 CGS 8/27,9/3/09


TO: Emma J S Smith a/k/a Emma
Smith ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOdE LAST KNOW ADDRESS IS
448 Avenue S Southwest, Moore
Haven, FL 33471
Residence unknown, if living, includ-
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,
assignees, creditors, lienors, and
trustees, and all other persons claim-
ing by, through, under or against the
named Defendant(s), and the afore
mentioned named Defendant(s) and
such of the aforementioned un-
known Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defen
dants as may be infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not sui jurls
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow
ing real property lying and being
and situated in G(ades County, Flori-
da, more particularly described as
follows
LOT 39, LESS THE NORTH 50 FEET,
AND ALL OF LOT 46, BLOCK 175,
IN THE CITY OR TOWNSITE OF
MOORE HAVEN FLORIDA ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA
more commonly known as 448 Ave
nue S Southwest, Moore Haven, FL
33471
This action has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your wntten defense, if ay,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, At
torneys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 10004 N Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112, Tampa, FL 33618, within
thirty (30) days after the first public
cation of this notice and file the
original 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
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 27th day of August,
2009
JOE FLINT
Circuit and County Courts
By. /S/ Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
331882 CN 9/3,10/09







NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Decedent's Trust Estate
Trust Estate of
Robert Earl Meyers C(Decedent")
Date of Decedent's Birth
October 18, 1927
Name of Trust' Ear and Ruth Ann
Meyers Joint Living Trust
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Dece
dent, Robert Earl Meyers, who lived
at 170 Daniels Read SE #173, Moore
Haven, FL 33471, died August 14,
2009 There is no personal represen-
tative of the Decedent's estate to
whom Letters of Authority have been
issued,
Creditors of Decedent are notified
that all claims against Decedent's
trust estate will be forever barred
unless presented to Trustee Amy S
Neuman at 5981 Driftwood Lane,
Bellaire, Michigan 49615 within four
(4) months after the date of publica-
tion of this notice
Amy S. Neuman
5981 Driftwood Lane
Bellaire, MD 39615
(231) 533-8067
331803 CN 9/3,10/09


[Public Notice


[Public Notice


Public Notice I


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE l20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case f: 2009-CA-000853
First Bank,
Plaintiff,
vs
Michael James Awbrey and Jeni
Kelly Awbrey; Maude A. Awbrey,
Individually and as Personal
Representative of the Estate of
Michael H. Awbrey (DOD
10/20/2008), Deceased Un-
known Heirs of Michael Aw-
brey, Deceased; First Bank;
Unknown Parties in Possession
#1; Unknown Parties in Posses-
sion #2; If Living, and all Un-
known Parties dalming by,
through, under and against the
above named Defendant(s) wiho
are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs Devisees, Grant-
s, or Other Ilaimants
befendant(s)


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000164
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trus-
tee for Option One Mortgage
Loan Trust 2007-1 Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2007-1,
Plaintff,
-vs-
Rilean Smith Hooker and Emma
J.S. Smith a/k/a Emma Smith;
Unknown Parties in Possession
#1; Unknown Parties in Posses-
sion #2; If living, and all Un-
known Parties claiming by,
through, under and against the
above named Defendant(s) whoi
are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grant-
ees, or Other Claimants
Defendants)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000213
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs
ALEJANDRO MARTINEZ MORALES,
etal,
Defendants)
NOTICE Of RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated August 21, 2009,
and entered in Case No 26-2008-
CA-000213 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Florida
wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
is the Plaintff and ALEJANDRO MAR-
TINEZ MORALES, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ALEJANDRO MARTINEZ
MORALES N/K/A TERESA PRADO,
TENANT #1 N/K/A MATILDA ORTIZ;
TENANT #2 N/K/A GABRIEL PRADO
are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI
DA at 1100AM, on the 23rd day of
Sept 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment.
LOT 4, BLOCK 2105, PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 3, A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 5021 GRAMERCY ROAD
LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Aug 24, 2009
Barbara S, Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By, /IS/ D, Hammond
Deputy Clerk
**See Americans with Disabilities
Act**
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to particl-
pate in this proceeding should con
tact the Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee
County Justice Center, Room 3112,
1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers,
Fonda 33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299, 1-800955-8771
(TDD), or 1800 955 8770 (v), via
Flonda Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to this proceed-
Ing
331880 CN 9/3,10/09
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, Florl
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 Seegmille, 109 Huntley Court,
Lake Placid, FL 33852, on or before
September 24, 2009, and file the
original with the clerk of this court
either before service on Plaintiffs or
immediately after service; otherwise,
a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com
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 IS/ Bonny Rhymes
Deputy Clerk
331302 GCD 8/27;9/3,10,17/09


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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
Case : 2009-CA-000151
JPMorgan Chase Bank, National
Association,
Plaintiff,
vs
TyIon Fraley Unknown Parties
in Possession #1; Unknown Par-
t'es in Possession #2; If living,
and all Unknown Parties claim-
ing by, through, under and
against the above named Defe-
dant(s) who are not know to be
dead or alive, whether said Un-
known Parties may claim an in-
terest as Spouse, Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, or Other
Claimants
Defendants)

FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-

TO' Tylon Fraley; ADDRESS UN-
KNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS 2145 Riverside Drive
Southwest, A/K/A 2286 Riverside
Drive, Moore Haven, FL 33471
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
assignees, creditors, ienors, and
trustees, and all other persons claim
ing by, through, under or against the
named Defendant(s); and the afore-
mentioned named Defendant(s) and
such of the aforementioned un
known Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defen-
dants as may be infants, income
tents or otherwise not sul juuns,.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing real property, lying and being
and situated in Glades County, Florin
da more particularly described as
follows'
LOT 6, RIVERVEW, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
128, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA,
more commonly known as 2145 Riv-
ersitde Drive Southwest, a/k/a 2286
Riverside Drive, Moore Haven, FL
33471
This action has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defense, if any,
upon SHAPIRO & FtSHMAN, LLP, At-
torneys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 10004 N, Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112 Tampa, FL 33618, within
thirty (305 days after the first publi-
cation of this notice and file the
onenal 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
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 27th day of August,
2009
JOE FLINT
Circuit and County Courts
By /S/ Jennifer Bevs
Deputy Clerk
332001 CN 9/3,10/09

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of
Clewiston, LaBelle and Hendry
County will hold the Regular
Monthly Meeting on Thursday,
September 3, 2009 at 5 00 PM at
The Greentree South Community
Center 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 meeting must
ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to
be based
The meeting will include any busi
ness before the "Hendry County
Non-Profit Housing, Inc
331985 CB/CN 9/3/09

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Port LaBelle Community Devel-
opment District Board of Supervisors
will conduct a Public Heanng and
meetng of the Board of Supervisors
on Thursday, September 10, 2009,
at 505 PM, at the District Office,
3393 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle,
Florida
The purpose of this meeting is to ap-
prove the proposed budget and con-
duct routine business
This meeting is open to the public,
Scott Wegscheid
Chairman
331879 CB/CGS 9/3/09


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What about "Your

House"?
By Jackie Miller, Evangelist
First Christian Church
At another time, much like our
own, Genesis 6:5 says "And God
saw that the wickedness of man was
great in the earth, and that every
imagination of the thoughts of his
heart was only evil continually."
God told Noah to build an Ark
"for the salvation of His House."
Noah obeyed what God com-
manded!
Noah and his family were saved
because he did what he was told to
do.
Parents, what about "Your
House."
Are the members of your house-
hold saved?
Your children and your grandchil-
dren?
You are instructed to "Bring up a
child in the way he should go," and
"Bring your children up in the nur-
ture and admonition of the Lord."
Are you doing that?
The world is wicked and danger-
ous, therefore, children need a place
of safety.
That place is the home.
The home should be a haven in
a heartless world, a place of safety
and security.
Home should be the first place
where any child hears of and expe-
riences first-hand what the love of
Christ means.
Yet, sometimes this is the very
place we neglect the most.
We are so busy with so many
things that we neglect the most im-
portant things.
We make sure our kids are in-
volved in little league, ballet, and so
many other activities, that we don't
have time to make sure they are in
church and Sunday School.
I don't know how many times
I have heard parents say, "We just
can't make it on Wednesday night;
that's when Junior is playing foot-
ball."
"We know we need to be there
Sunday night but that's the night of
our little Betty's dance recital."
What are we saying to our chil-
dren?
"Everything you want to do is
more important than being with
God's people to study His Word and


enjoy the fellowship with fellow
Christians."
How can we change this?
Well, we will need parents who
are committed to Christ FIRST!
Parents who aren't afraid of their
own children. Parents who will say,
"I know you would like to do that
but it interferes with Church."
We need to let our children know
that all other activities are second to
Christ and his church.
We need parents to begin to sup-
port the youth program of the con-
gregation.
They need to make sure their
children are in Youth Group and in
Preaching.
They need to get them in a place
where they are surrounded with oth-
er Christian Youth.
We need to read scripture to our
children and have them read it to us
as well.
We need to meet together and
have prayer as a family.
Make your home a place where
your children can find protection
from the world.
Make it a place they enjoy.
Make it a place of learning and
sharing.
Make it a home where Jesus
would feel welcome!

College Thoughts
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I'm a fan of college football. Most
of the teams have reported back
to begin practice, and we are days
away from the first games!
But as intense as every Saturday
promises to be, do you realize that
most of the games are being won
and lost right now, before they are
even played?
Who shows up in shape?
Who has been watching extra
films?
Who is most focused and deter-
mined in practice right now?
People who study successful
men and women point out how in-
tentional they are with their time and
work.
Every action today is done with
tomorrow's challenge in mind -- a
challenge they will be most prepared
to meet.
We would do well to follow their
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time for preparation will be over.
We will win or lose by how pre-
pared we are for the moment.
We know that moment is com-
ing.
We need to ask ourselves what
we are doing right now to get ready
for it.
Just as football games are won or
lost in practice, spiritual victories are
won and lost in our preparation.
The moment is coming, and
what we are doing right now will
determine how well we do.
Jumping back to college
thoughts, do you realize if this years'
entering college class had been
more alert back in 1991 when most
of them were born, they would now
be experiencing a severe case of
d6jA vu.
The headlines that year railed
about government interventions,
bailouts, bad loans, unemployment
and greater regulation of the finance
industry.
The Tonight Show changed hosts
for the first time in decades, and the
nation asked "was Iraq worth a
war?"
For them, the Green Giant has al-
ways been Shrek -- not the big guy
picking vegetables.
They have never used a card cat-
alog to find a book.
They have never had to "shake
down" an oral thermometer, or
hand change the channels on a tele-
vision set.
Most are unfamiliar with a rotary
dial telephone, and chocolate chip
cookie dough ice cream has always
been a flavor choice.
Each new generation has its per-
spective shaped by its own experi-
ences.
I encourage you to take this op-
portunity to pray for all those young
men and women attending college
this year and what they will experi-
ence that they will remain strong
in their faith while in school and that
those who don't know Christ will
encounter a faithful Christian wit-
ness while in college.

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Religion briefs


Pahokee

Family Fun Day
The Good Shepherd Church of God will
be having a family fun day on Sept. 6 imme-
diately following the morning service which
begin at 10:30 am. The activity will last until
5 p.m. There will be food, water slide, face
painting, games, prayer tent, and live per-
formances from different church groups in
the community. There will be something for
everyone. The Zion Dancers and choir of
Good Shepherd will be there. Everyone is
welcome and all activities and food are free.


Palmdale Church
On Thursday, Sept. 10, Palmdale Church
will have food and fellowship at 6 p.m.
Gospel and the word will be held at 7 p.m.
Our Pastor this month will be Gena Brim of
Moore Haven. Gena has brought the word to
many church in the area. She preached at
the Church of God in Moore Haven and the
Minister Center in Lake Placid, and many
other churches. Come and listen to this fine
lady on the corner of 5th and main at the
Palmdale Community Center, we welcome
you.


Moore Haven Clewiston


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).
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 Iglesla Vida Nueva
Everyone hits hard times at some point.
To ease the crisis a small food bank is
open at Iglesia Vida Nueva on Sundays from


10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Restrictions apply. Iglesia Vida Nueva is
located at 217 East Aztec Ave in Clewiston.
For more information please call 863-983-
1070.

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


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.


As of Aug. 27, game farms in Florida can
be as large as 2,000 acres.
This increase, from 640 acres, and other
changes to the rules regulating game-farm
operation, received final approval from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) in June.
They are now part of Florida law.
Rule 68A-12.011 of the Florida Adminis-
trative Code replaces the old Florida statute
on game farms, while retaining substantive
portions of the previous statute.
The changes also provide exemptions to
licensing requirements, require readily avail-
able proof of a leasing agreement if game
farm land is leased, limit killing of game to
the licensee or bona fide employees and re-
quire record keeping.
If someone leases game farm property,
the effective date of the lease must cover the
game farm license period.
A copy of the valid and current lease
agreement must be submitted with the ap-
plication.
The code requires game farm operators


Rally day at First Christian!
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-


to make all records available for inspection
by FWC staff on request.
There are exemptions to the requirement
that owners of game animals be licensed.
They include bison ranchers and people
who own 50 or fewer live bobwhite quail
or nonnative game birds (except nonnative
ducks and geese) for pets, consumption,
or educational or dog-training purposes.
People who buy or receive eggs for food
or consumptive purposes also are exempt
from game farm regulations.
Records that game farm operators must
keep include papers on buying or selling
deer, elk or other "Cervidae."
For details on game farm rules, the proper
way to ship game using current captive wild-
life standards and how to prevent game from
escaping, go to www.flrules.org/Default.asp,
and enter Rule Number 68A-12.011.
To obtain an application for a game
farm license, go to MyFWC.com/RULESAN-
DREGS/Rules_Captive index.htm.


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September 3, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Clewiston News 19


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.

Carlton L. Rush, 35
'Clewiston
-Crimes against a person -
corruption by threat of a public
servant of family
intimidation threat, etc against
a victim, witness or informant
Arrested August 29
Arrested by CPD Sgt. J. Spence


Crime Stoppers

The Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office
is seeking assistance
from the public in lo-
cating the following
wanted fugitive as of
August 27, 2009.
Adrian Dilworth,
age 27, is a black male
with black hair and Adrian Dilworth.
brown eyes. He is 5
feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately
240 pounds.
Dilworth has tattoos on both arms and
his last known address is listed as Virginia
La., in Clewiston.
Dilworth is wanted on felony charges vio-
lation of probation: possession of cocaine.
Anyone with information on the where-
abouts of this wanted fugitive is asked to
contact the Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopper-
spbc.com.


Christopher S. Ingram, 18


*Clewiston
*Possession of cocaine
Arrested August 30
Arrested by FHP Trooper Serrano



Erica J. Garza, 21


Clewiston

community control
Arrested August 26
Arrested by Deputy B Weaver



Gabriel Ceja, 16


'Burglary of a structure/
conveyance without a person
inside
SLarceny petit theft first degree
property between $100 to $300
Arrested August 24
Arrested by CPD Officer M. Egley


Clarence Lewis, 14

*Clewiston
'Aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon with no intent
to kill
-Battery touch/strike
Arrested August 30
Arrested by CPD Officer
Blackman


Cornelius Hurst, 22



-Fugitive from justice
Arrested August 30
Arrested by CPD Officer J.
Herrera



Gabriel Trevino, 20


'Clewiston
SWarrant for felony or community
control
Arrested August 21
Arrested by Deputy J. Olvera



Dayne Kattana, 42


*Clewiston
*Fleeing/eluding the police
*Failure to obey a law
enforcement officer's order to
stop
Arrested August 30
Arrested by Deputy J. Hunt


Mary C. Lauderer, 26

* Clewiston
SPossession of marijuana
over 20 grams or a controlled
substance without a prescription
Arrested August 30
Arrested by Deputy J. Taylor


Efrain Padilla, 37

*Clewiston
-Warrant with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon no intent
to kill
'Cruelty to a child abuse
without great harm
Arrested August 28
Arrested by Deputy D. Davis


Scott Pagan, 30


'Clewiston
'Warrant VOP: felony or
community control
Arrested August 25
Arrested by Deputy N. Kirk



Jayreka-Lajerki Ford, 20


'Clewiston
'Warrant as a fugitive from
justice from Hillsboro County
Arrested August 24
Arrested by CPD Sgt. J Spence



Theron Hubbard, 32


E Clewiston
SPossession of cocaine
Arrested August 30
Arrested by FHP Trooper Serrano


New report on 911 in Florida recommends improvement


VENICE, FL A first-of-its kind analysis
of 911 in Florida identifies numerous vul-
nerabilities and offers specific recommen-
dations for shoring up a fragmented emer-
gency response system.
The independent study was commis-
sioned by Florida's largest community foun-
dation following the 2008 murder of Denise
Amber Lee.
While 911 calls placed by Mrs. Lee from
her abductor's cell phone and by a witness
who suspected a crime was occurring were
answered, units that could have been dis-
patched to help Mrs. Lee were not.
The report is available online at gulf-
coastcf.org.
"Florida 911: The State of Emergency,"
prepared by Tartaglione & Associates of
Gainesville and funded by Gulf Coast Com-
munity Foundation of Venice, analyzed all
of the components of emergency response
that are activated when a person in need of


assistance tries to call 911 in Florida.
The study found that Florida's 911 sys-
tem is not a "system" at all, but rather a
patchwork of state and local agencies, pro-
tocols, and technologies cobbled together
to respond to 911 calls.
"This is the first time that 911 in Florida
has been analyzed from the placement of
a call to the arrival of a first responder on
the scene," said Mark Pritchett, the Founda-
tion's vice president for community invest-
ment.
The study reveals several key findings of
why the 911 system in Florida falls short as
a public service, including:
No single state agency to monitor how
effectively calls for emergency assistance
are handled.
Underfunding the system on a state-
wide level.
No mandated, uniform training in
the state's 258 call centers that handle 911


calls.
Incomplete statewide coordination of
equipment used for emergency response.
"The tragic abduction, rape, and murder
of Denise Amber Lee last year devastated
our community," said Pritchett.
"Gulf Coast Community Foundation
commissioned this objective analysis to
help understand how the 911 system works,
how it is funded, and what can be done to
improve it.
The Foundation's goal is to stimulate
conversation and action among those who
can improve the system, to ensure that it
doesn't fail others in the future." The study
presents 18 recommendations for overcom-
ing these challenges and establishing a co-
ordinated, seamless 911 system, including:
Redefine 911 as a comprehensive
emergency response system inclusive of
all aspects of emergency service provision,
from the time a call to 911 is placed to the


time when help arrives.
Appoint a state-level position to over-
see and coordinate all aspects of 911 emer-
gency response in Florida.
Mandate minimum standards for train-
ing, protocol, and equipment for all call
centers.
Establish state-level lists of approved
equipment or standards for interconnectiv
ity among all types of devices used to access
and mobilize emergency response.
The Foundation has also worked with
Nathan Lee, the widower of Denise Amber
Lee, who established a charitable fund in
his wife's name with memorial donations
he received.
The fund supports the efforts of the De-
nise Amber Lee Foundation to promote
public safety through uniform training,
standardized protocols, defined measur-
able outcomes, and technological advances
in the 911 system.




20 Clewiston News Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 3, 2009


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Clewiston, and keep a fourth one, a two-
year-old "who's learned so much, he might
not even have to go to school," at home.
A few days of waking up in America's
Sweetest Town, and the family agrees with
the famous slogan.
"Love it. Absolutely love Clewiston," said
Mr. McKown. "The people who make it up
has an awful lot to do with it. They have been
stopping by, sticking their head in the door,
saying hello and welcoming our family."
His wife, Amy, agrees.
According to her, the friendliness of the
people has lessened just how much the fam-
ily misses the people they had to leave be-
hind in Georgia. On the phone, and as she
waited in the nearby Wal-Mart for a men-
acing storm cloud to pass -- the weather a
novelty for her -- she echoed her husband's
comments.
"The people here are very friendly," she
said. "We love it."
As much as he enjoys meeting new peo-
ple, however, Mr. McKown recognizes that
he is here for an important reason: to run


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now and then shows signs of life has done
a number on her business, just when she
needs it the most.
"I gotta borrow the money to pay the bill,
since everything is so slow," said Ms. Grif-
fin.
She says she isn't alone.
Last Friday, she joined slightly more than
a handful of protesters at the park in front
of the Clewiston Inn, waving posters in op-
position of what they considered to be an
unusually high spike in the cost of utilitities
in the city.
Angela Moeller was one of them.
Grabbing a number of similarly minded
residents of "just friends and neighbors," Ms.
Moeller convinced upwards of 300 people to
sign a petition leveled at the city for the high
cost of utility in Clewiston.
"The electricity bill for one of our church-
es was $10,000 -- for one month!" said Ms.
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The job ahead
If there has been one constant in the life
of Mr. McKown, it has been his dream of be-
coming a city manager. His old boss in Bain-
bridge, Ga., encouraged him to pursue a de-
gree in public administration and, once he
completed his education, the certified public
accountant took to municipal management
like a fish in water.
When he took a job in Commerce, Ga.,
it was with the understanding that in four
years' time he would assume the job of city
manager. The downturn in the economy
kept his boss in Commerce -- a 19-year city
manager -- from retiring, and delayed Mr.
McKown's dream.
And then came Clewiston.
He walked into his boss' office just a few
weeks ago and said, "the city of Clewiston
is calling."
And just like that, starting last Thursday,
Mr. McKown has spent much of his time fa-
miliarizing himself with the assets of the city,
including all facilities and the managers of
the various departments at city hall.
Already, Mr. McKown has asked his de-

horns as they passed the demonstration.
In a letter to the city and mayor, Ms.
Moeller said chief among her list of com-
plaints was the "Fuel Adjustment" charge
listed on light bills.
"The power adjustment doesn't appear
fully explained on the actual invoice," Ms.
Moeller wrote in her letter of protest. "The
power adjustment is higher than the elec-
tricity consumed. That is not normal and not
clear for us. We think the charges are abu-
sive and it is alarming the citizens."
Newly named City Manager Steve McK-
own, in only his second day on the job, had
to respond to the issues raised by the con-
cerned group. His staff addressed the com-
munity during a meeting held earlier this
week at city hall.
Electric rates have been untouched since
2001, but officials admit that the fuel adjust-
ment has undergone wide swings in varia-
tion.
The city does not produce its own elec-
tricity, but is a member of the Florida Mu-
nicipal Power Agency (FMPA), which is a
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apartment heads to consider how much they
can help each other, rather than limiting
themselves to the dimensions of their indi-
vidual departments.
He would like for city hall employees
to set an example to city residents when it
comes to keeping the neighborhoods clean,
and has his eyes set on improving employee
morale.
"I want to see a person, when they gradu-
ate from high school or college, I want them
to come here first for a job, rather than as
a last resort," said Mr. McKown. While he
can't hire everyone, he hopes that people
will consider city hall, "the choice place to
work."
There are issues that will also require his
attention, not the least of which are budget
concerns, and understanding and playing an
important role in the city's partnership with
the Florida Municipal Power Agency for any
possible changes down the line.
He hopes that residents will offer a help-
ing hand, too.
"I want to see the citizens see us work-
ing, to catch us working on top of things,"
he said. "When they see the pride that this
organization has, it's going to be conta-
gious."


In documents on the city's website, the
utilities department explains that an increase
of $8 per megawatt becomes necessary for
its customers when natural gas prices rise by
$1 per million BTUs.
Essentially, the market fluctuations that
saw gas prices reaching $4 a gallon, and,
more importantly, natural gas prices as high
as $14 per Mcf (1,000 cubic feet), led to the
city locking in those high prices out of fear
that further increases would continue to
drive that number significantly upward.
But few knew then that the market would
balance itself out.
"It's a crapshoot," Mr. McKown said.
"How much further is it gonna go?"
Officials expect to revisit the controversial
fuel adjustment charge in October, when the
long-term fuel contracts with the utility com-
panies are expected to end.
Historically, however, the fuel adjustment
was actually reflected as a credit, and not as
a charge as in recent years.
"Some great decisions have been made
over the past 18 years in power," said Mr.
McKown. "And the last two years, I think it's
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Leadership style
"I'm a people-person," said Mr. McKown,
asked what he considers his best trait to be
as a manager. "One of the things that's miss-
ing in our city administrations ... is the ability
to sit down with a person, have a conversa-
tion. I'm sure that management style may
be different from other city managers, but it
gets the job done."
Though he is intent on learning how
business operates in Clewiston, Mr. McK-
own realizes that he also must gain a com-
prehensive understanding of the operation
of municipal government in Florida. He is
working closely with staff and the Florida
League of Cities in the endeavor.
Though he has heard all the statistics of
city managers averaging two or three years
at a city, "worse than a football coach," he
joked, he is adamant that "I want to be here
a long time."
After all, he believes in the principles of
government.
"We're still a government of the people,
by the people and for the people," he said.
"As long as that's in the Constitution, that
door will always be open."
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.

to critique it after the game is over and to say
that some poor decisions were made."
Officials also pointed out the fact that
compared to the same time last year, the city
of Clewiston was a full 18 percent hotter this
July.
Reviews of bills from signatures on the
petition found that, on average, customers
were making use of anywhere from 15 to 22
percent more energy -- a direct correlation
to the spike in their bills.
"There's a lot of bad variables that come
together to produce high bills," said Mr.
McKown. "I'm looking forward to a little
cooler weather myself, but hopefully bills
will come down."
It remains to be seen whether the cooler
climate will bring relief to Ms. Griffin, who,
asked how long she could sustain $3,800
electricity bills, answered simply, "Not
long."
Kevin McCarthy, director of utilities for
the city of Clewiston, did not return multiple
calls for comment on this issue.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
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