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Publication Date: September 10, 2009
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Thursday, September 10, 2009


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News in briefs

9/11 Program of
Remembrance
The public is invited to a spe-
cial 9/11 program of remembrance
honoring our military and public
service heroes on Friday, Sept. 11
at 9 a.m. in the Clewiston High
School Auditorium. This program,
entitled "9/11 Remembrance: Lest
We Forget" will be presented by a
selection of students at Clewiston
High School, and will be followed
with a reception.

Basket of Love
The ABM Elite Ladies Society
is offering baskets containing hy-
giene, cleaning supplies and food
items to victims of employment
loss, foreclosure and financial
hardship with the last 30 days. Bas-
kets are free to anyone who is in
need of them, all that is needed is
proof of financial hardship at the
University & Theological Seminary
located at 525 East El Paso Ave in
Clewiston.
Lake Level


14.32 feet
above sea level


Index


Classifieds ....... . ...... . ....... .. 16
Public Forum 3
Sports 2
Schools ...... ........ ..... . ....... . 13

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Local company recognized for excellence


Niche contractor
proves that small
towns can compete
on state level
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
After returning home from
college, Karson Turner spent six
months living on a bridge. But it
was exactly where he wanted to
be.
Having joined his father's team
at Quality Electric, Mr. Turner got
to oversee his company's partici-
pation in a $43 million bridge con-
struction project at the city of St.
Petersburg.
As a requirement for that job,
the company, working with a
crew of 16, spent day and night on
the bridge with their living quar-
ters pinned somewhere between
many thousands of yards of elec-
trical wiring and hard concrete.
The Clewiston company forged
ahead with their part of the work



Woman ch
FHP: Suspect with
cocaine, oxycodone in
her blood charged in
man's death

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
Last Friday, officials with the
Seminole Police Department wait-
ed until Michelle Alvarado dropped
off her child at school before stop-
ping and arresting the woman in
connection with the death of a 36-
year-old Clewiston man.


-- wiring the entire facility with
electricity -- and coordinating a
number of contractors on the
large project.
"Electrical is always last, but is
the most pressing part of the job,"
said Mr. Turner, a person locals
know better as one-fifth of the
Hendry County commission.
For their efforts they were rec-
ognized by the Florida Transporta-
tion Builders' Association, a non-
profit, independent group which
reviews the transportation con-
struction industry.
It is during the annual awards
presentation here that Mr. Turner,
after he poses for a picture of the
plaque, gets a chance to bend
the ear of Florida Department of
Transportation Secretary Stepha-
nie C. Kopelousos on local issues.
Mr. Turner's business, started
by his father in 1972, works close-
ly with municipalities and the
state of Florida. According to the
proud business partner, many of
the projects the company takes on
are public projects funded in most
part by the state.


arged
The suspect is
charges for her a
crash that claimed
C. Campos Jimen
County road in th
hours of Nov. 22,
That's when
the Florida Highw
woman, driving n
Road 833 in her
veered onto the
hitting the victim'
truck head-on.
The suspect wv
jured and transpo
tal for treatment
overturned. The


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This was yet another year that Quality Electric Contracting won
an award for an exemplary job.


It is here that Quality Electric
has made a name for itself. Year
after year, the company beats out
many other service providers for
a mention on the annual awards
list.
One look at the scope of the


in 2008 manslau
facing serious hide she hit, however, was not as
alleged role in a fortunate and died in the crash.
I the life of Juan Neither was wearing a seatbelt
ez on a Hendry at the time, FHP officials said.
e early morning The original report states that
2008. the suspect had been driving care-
detectives with lessly and had traces of alcohol in
ay Patrol say the her blood leading up to the crash.
iorth on County In reviewing those records, Lt.
white minivan, Christopher Miller, FHP spokes-
opposite lane, person, explained that the sus-
s black pick up pect's blood alcohol level was
tested to be .072, while further
fas seriously in- tests of her blood by an FDLE
hrted to a hospi- laboratory found that she also had
after her vehicle amphetamines, barbiturates, ben-
driver of the ve- zodiazepine, cocaine, opiates and


electrical jobs that the company
has completed is enough: The
well-oiled crew must function
perfectly as a team in order to
have drawbridges and suspension
See Company Page 24



ghter case
oxycodone in her system.
When asked about the disparity
between the time of the accident
in 2008, and the suspect's arrest
recently, Lt. Miller explained, "II
someone is taken to the hospital,
oftentimes they'll send the blood
results off, once the blood results
come back and the reports com-
plete, they'll file charges."
The formal order for the sus-
pect's arrest did not exist until
Aug. 27, when Judge James Sloan
signed the arrest warrant.
The 29-year-old suspect, ar-
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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 10, 2009



Tigers handily defeated in season opener


The Tigers opened their season at Cane
Field hosting Class 2A Plantation American
Heritage and came up on the short end of
the 46-14 score.
While not a district game, the annual
game with Coach Byron Walker's squad is a
rivalry that dates back 17 years.
On this night, Clewiston was just out-
matched, made too many costly turnovers
and did not make the big plays when they
had the chance.
Clewiston got on the board first after
Landon McDuffie recovered a fumbled punt
return on the American Heritage 36.
Two plays later, junior quarterback An-
dres Rios hooked up with wideout Tyree
Wilson on a slant pattern for a 30-yard catch
and run for the touchdown.
Kicker Grant Polhill converted the extra
point and the Tiger faithful had something
to cheer about.
On their next drive, Clewiston was mov-
ing the ball and Rios threw a 29-yard strike to
wideout Damion Smith at the Patriot 10 but
he was hit and the ball was on the ground.
An American Heritage defensive back
picked it up and returned the ball 29 yards
to kill the drive.
Unfortunately, it was very late in the con-
test before they got the next big cheering op-
portunity.
The Patriots scored late in the opening
quarter when tailback Sony Michel wiggled


outside and streaked 61 yards and then they
knotted the score on the point after kick by
Anthony Villagran.
American Heritage then took it to the Ti-
gers, piling on 24 second quarter points.
The Tiger defense seemed to hold for a
few plays and then they would yield plays
for big chunks of yardage on both passing
and rushing plays.
By halftime, Clewiston was down 31-6.
The third quarter was almost a wash as
the Tigers held the Patriots to 3 points on a
27-yard Villagran field goal.
The Patriots added two more touch-
downs in the final period but were denied
conversions both times because of bad
snaps to the kick holder.
Clewiston's final score came with only
a couple of minutes left when freshman
tailback Virthavious Robinson shook loose
around the left side for a 30 yard touch-
down.
Polhill was on target with his kick to close
out the scoring.
Two bright spots in the Tiger offense
were the passing of Rios and the hard run-
ning by Robinson.
Rios completed 12 of 18 attempts for 167
yards and had several dropped that were on
target.
Robinson gained 109 yards on 10 carries.
Flanker Damion Smith had 4 catches for 62
yards and tight end Darius Redd snagged 4


for 52 yards.
Smith also had 78 yards on 3 kickoff re-
turns.
Tiger coach Joe Roth was clearly disap-
pointed in his team's opening effort saying
only, "We've got a long way to go but we are
going to make it."
Clewiston played without 3 starters who
go both ways.
Center/linebacker Dillon Irey had a leg in-
jury from the preseason game and will likely
miss at least one more game.
TE/DE Julio Ramos had to sit out the con-
test for disciplinary reasons and Ol/DL An-
tonio Williams is recuperating from a knee
sprain.
This week the Tigers will host Kings Acad-
emy with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.
1 2 3 4 Total
American Heritage: 7 24 3 12 46
Clewiston: 7 0 0 7 14
Scoring:
1Q: Clew: Tyree Wilson, 30 yd pass from
Andres Rios; Kick Grant Polhill
Amer Htg: Sony Michel, 61 yd run; Kick
Anthony Villagran
2Q:
Amer Htg: Marken Michel, 57 yd pass
from Gunnar Holcombe; kick Anthony Vil-
lagran
Amer Htg: Shanard Saxon, 8 yd run; Kick
Anthony Villagran
Amer Htg: Anthony Villagran, 42 yd field


goal
Amer Htg: Shanard Saxon, 15 yd run;
Kick Anthony Villagran
3Q: Amer Htg: Anthony Villagran, 27 yd
field goal
4Q:
Amer Htg: Andrew Flory, 8 yd pass from
Gunnar Holcombe; pass failed
Amer Htg: Patrick Dugan, 2 yd run; run
failed
Clew: Virthavious Robinson, 30 yd run;
Kick Grant Polhill
Clewiston American Heritage
First downs: 12 12
Rushing: 40/158 29/194
Passing yards: 167 203
Passing Compl/Att/Int 12/18/0 6/16/0
Punts/Avg: 5/22.7 3/27.7
Fum/Fum lost: 4/4 1/1
Penalties: 4/45 5/45
Indiv Stats:
Rushing: Carlos Herring, 9/22; Chauncey
Thicklin, 5/14; Fred Washington, 5/15; Edrick
Crosby, 1/3; Virthavious Robinson, 10/105;
Andres Rios, 4/-3; Albert Dorelien, 3/0; Bry-
ant Richardson, 2/5; Randy Massie, 1/-3
Passing: Andres Rios, 12/18/0 167 yds
Receiving: Darius Redd, 4/52; Damion
Smith, 4/62; Shimori Butler, 2/14; Tyree Wil-
son, 1/30; James Bigham, 1/9.


Glades Central pounces on Dwyer in road win


Pahokee, Glades Day, Moore
Haven also come away vic-
torious in Week 1

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
As predicted prior to last Friday night's
games, Week 1 turned out to a really good
one.
For starters, all of the area's teams ex-
cept for Clewiston posted wins.
Some were ugly and others were big.
Nonetheless, these first regular-season
games usually give teams a good idea of



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where their strengths and weaknesses are at
that point.
Without further ado, an analysis on
Glades Central, Pahokee, Glades Day and
Moore Haven.
Editor's Note: Jeff Barwick, a contribut-
ing writer, covers Clewiston for the entire
football season.
Glades Central 21, Dwyer 7
The Glades Central Raiders, who came
in as clear underdogs to the Dwyer (Palm
Beach Gardens) Panthers, pulled out a 21-7
win on the road.
That gives Glades Central three straight
wins over Dwyer, who many consider the


best football team on the Palm Beach Coun-
ty coast.
Early in the very hotly contested game,
Dwyer took a 7-0 lead, thanks to a 55-yard
touchdown run by Rivals.com five-star run-
ning back Matt Elam.
It was early in the first quarter when the
Raiders saw themselves down, but for them,
it only lasted for a half to be exact.
The football gods smiled down on Glades
Central after Dominique Gibson blocked a
field goal attempt by Dwyer as they were try-
ing to go into halftime with a 10-0 lead.
Literally and figuratively, it was a game-
changing moment for both teams.
That was clearly apparent after L.J.


Thomas converted a two-point conversion
pass to put the Raiders up 8-7 at the half.
Glades Central never relinquished the
lead after that.
Despite gaining just 104 yards overall in
the game, the Raiders were simply more
well-conditioned and less mistake-prone
than Dwyer.
For the past three years, if one would look
at stats, it would seem like Dwyer should
have won the game.
But one thing Glades Central has proven
time and time again is that teams must be
well-conditioned for all four quarters of
play.
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from the National Weather Service.
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areas:
Thursday: Showers and
thunderstorms likely, mainly
after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, L
with a high near 85. Eastwind
around 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night: Scat -
tered showers and thunder-
storms, mainly before 2am.
Partly cloudy, with a low
around 77. East wind be-
tween 10 and 13 mph. Chance
cipitation is 40%.

Extended Forecast:
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mainly after 9am. Mostly L
cloudy, with a high near 86.
South wind around 10 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday Night: Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a low
around 78. South wind
around 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 20%.
Saturday: Scattered -
showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly cloudy, with a high
near 85. South wind around _
9 mph. Chance of precipita-
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Saturday Night: Isolated -
showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a low
around 79. Chance of pre-
cipitation is 20%.
Sunday: Scattered show- r
ers and thunderstorms. Most-
ly cloudy, with a high near
86. Chance of precipitation
is 40%.
Sunday Night: Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a low
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Clubs and organizations


Clewiston Performing Arts
Center, Inc
Thank you to everyone who has taken
the time to come and register their children
in Cheer, Dance and Tumbling. We would
like to inform everyone that they should be
receiving a call informing them of the times
of the classes now to Sept. 11 and classes
will begin the following week. The class
times and list of students registered will also
be available at the Youth Center no later then
Thursday the 10th if you are unsure of your
class days and times. Cheer and tumbling
classes will begin either Monday, Sept. 14
or Tuesday, Sept. 15 depending on the class.
All dance classes will begin Wednesday or
Thursday, Sept. 16 and Sept. 17. Please be
sure that your child is dressed appropriately
for class, as indicated by the paperwork you
received at registration. If you did not receive
the paperwork, please pick up the appropri-
ate forms at the Youth Center. If the staff at
the Youth Center is unable to answer your
questions you will need to arrive early for
class on the day you are scheduled. We also
have a website where you can e-mail your
questions directly to the board members.
Thank you again, and we hope you enjoy
your experience with the Clewiston Per-
forming Arts Center.


Clewiston Sugar Dolls
The 20th Anniversary of the Clewiston
Sugardolls Baton and Pom-Pom Classes is
sponsored by the Clewiston Parks and Rec-
reation Department. Classes will be held ev-
ery Wednesday afternoon at the Clewiston
Youth Center located at 110 West Osceola
Ave. in Clewiston. Beginners class will take
place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and intermedi-
ate and advanced classes will be held from 5
p.m. to 6 p.m. Please contact Jackie Tucker
at 863-993-0083 or Terry Mazzina at 863-677-
1158 for more information on registration
fees or other fees.

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, Sept. 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 6
p.m. at the Extension Office, 1085 Pratt Blvd.
If your child is interested in showing a mar-
ket 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, which-
ever 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.
See Clubs Page 10


General News and Information


Harlem Library hours
reduced
The Harlem Public Library will soon be
changing the hours it is open. Effective Sep-
tember 11, 2009, the Harlem Public Library
will be open on weekdays from 12 p.m.
to 7 pm. It will be closed on Saturday and
Sunday. Head Librarian Florida Thomas ob-
served, "The reduction of hours was done
to help with budget constraints and still give
the community quality service." Statistics
from daily logs show that the reductions
made will affect the fewest number of li-
brary patrons. Located on Harlem Acad-
emy Drive, the library serves about 3,000
residents. For further information please call
863-675-5264.

Looking to earn a second
income or extra dollars?


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Glades County Democrat have a unique
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Please contact either Judy Kasten by email at
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3134 or Tom Byrd at flpublisher@newszap.
com or 727-919-6161.

Stop the violence
services available
The Hendry and Glades Domestic and
Sexual Violence Council's mission is to in-
crease community awareness about domes-
tic and sexual violence and victim safety by
providing services, referrals and education


relating to the affects of domestic/sexual vio-
lence in our community.
The meetings rotate between LaBelle,
Clewiston and Moore Haven.
To get involved in the council or for in-
formation about meeting dates and times,
please call Abuse Council and Treatment,
Inc.'s Rural Extension (REACT): 863-674-
1811, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. to speak with
an advocate.

Sponsor a pet
People who love pets but cannot adopt
one for one reason or another now have an-
other way to help. Caloosa Humane Society
has just added a feature to its pet list on Pet-
finder.com called Sponsor a Pet.
With a simple click of a button, a visitor
can make a donation to a pet's care. To see
pets available to sponsor, visit www.dogn-
cat.petfinder.com.


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Growing T
South Central Florida Are you work-
ing in or involved in starting or growing an
attraction, event, place to stay, place to eat
or activity to do in South Central Florida:
DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands,
and Okeechobee counties, and the com-
munities of Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay
and Immokalee? Then Florida's Freshwater
Frontier invites you to attend a professional
development tourism summit on Wednes-
day, September 16 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at the Lake Placid Camp and Conference
Center.
Registration is now through Friday, Sep-
tember 11. The summit will focus on ways
rural communities and businesses can part-
ner together to strengthen the tourism in-
dustry in this region.
"We've planned a full day packed with
presentations, interactive discussions and
best practice sharing," says Michelle Phillips,
tourism coordinator for Florida's Freshwater
Frontier. "This summit is providing a plat-
form for learning best practices, hot tips to
target today's travelers and how to put tools
and resources to best use, like YouTube, Fa-
cebook and Twitter."
Registration fee of $25 per person in-
cludes beverages, a buffet lunch, dessert,
training and materials. Contact Florida's
Freshwater Frontier to register by 4 p.m. on
Friday, September 11. Call 863-385-7828, or


ourism in South Central Florida


1-800-467-4540, or send e-mail to mphil-
lips@flaheartland.com. The day includes
time for networking, business card and bro-
chure distribution, and door prizes.
Guest trainers include Sebring's own
Casey Wohl, published author of the Girls
Getaway Guide series. These city-specific
travel guides for women provide informa-
tion on where to eat, stay, shop and spa in
various cities. She has been featured on sev-
eral nationally syndicated morning shows
as a travel advisor, as well as in Woman's
Day and Parenting magazines. She recently
served as an online spokesperson for Dove
Beauty, and is the owner of Gray Dog Com-
munications in Sebring.
Erin Freel Best is the owner of her own
marketing and communications firm that
specializes in web design, video produc-
tion and a host of other consulting services.
Since its inception in 2000, The Market Place
has more than 100 clients, primarily in Flor-
ida, but also maintains national accounts in
Georgia, Texas and Minnesota.
Judi Durant, C.D.M.E., is the director of
Visitor Services for the Lee County Visitor
and Convention Bureau (VCB), also known
to vacationers worldwide as The Beaches of
Fort Myers and Sanibel. Judi's team is com-
prised of a Tourism Ambassador volunteer
and staff corps that provide information to
visitors and the traveling public. She over-


sees coordination of Team Tourism, the
VCB's year-round informational program to
impart the latest information on market op-
portunities and travel trends to local tourism
marketers. She is also responsible for the
Guests First Customer Service Training Pro-
gram and the Elaine McLaughlin Outstand-
ing Hospitality Service Awards, known as
the E Awards.
Judi brings years of experience in tourism
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Pahokee's De'Joshua Johnson was sharp with his throws in a
practice held on Wednesday, Sep. 2 just two days before his
team's first regular season game against Atlantic. In Pahokee's
13-6 win, Johnson was 12-for-21 passing with 218 yards and two
touchdowns both to Chris Dunkley, who the nation's No. 13
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It showed when Elam was reportedly
bothered by cramps in the second half,
which severely limited his effectiveness on
the field.
It showed when Glades Central's defense
forced Dwyer quarterback Jacoby Brissett, a
junior, into a very costly interception, with a
pick by strong safety Travis Bell.
It showed when Antwon Chisolm, who
was the hero two years ago as he powered
his way to a game-clinching rushing score in
a 14-7 road win, hauled in a 45-yard touch-
down catch late in the game.
It showed when perhaps the area's best
overall talent senior athlete Greg Dent -
caught the game-sealing touchdown, a 59-
yarder from Thomas, toward the end of the
game.
It showed when Glades Central's defense
forced Brissett into six sacks, led by emerg-
ing defensive end Robert Way, who report-
edly had 21 tackles and three sacks in the
game.
In the end, costly mistakes and condition-
ing doomed Dwyer yet again.
Glades Central, who's generally a team
built for the fourth quarter, showed every-
one why football is a 60-minute game.
With that being said, it was a well-de-
served and well-earned win for the Raiders,
who moved to 1-0 for the season thus far.
Dwyer, ranked No. 38 in the nation by Ri-
vals.com going into the game, is 0-1.
Pahokee 13, Atlantic 6: De'Joshua
Johnson and Chris Dunkley may end up as
the best passing tandem in the area.
Down early to Atlantic 6-0, Dunkley, who
played in his first game for Pahokee, caught
both touchdown passes from Johnson.
Dunkley, who's the No. 13 overall high
school player in the nation, according to
ESPN, racked up 148 yards on just five
catches.
Johnson, who did not start in this game,
was 12-for-21 with 218 passing yards and
two touchdowns.
Fred Pickett, a West Virginia commit, reg-
istered 85 rushing yards on seven carries in


the game.
Dennis
Hall, who is
perhaps one
of the most
clutch play-
ers in the
area, had six
catches for 49
yards.
Interest-
ingly, the four
aforemen -
tioned Paho-
kee players
are all natu-
rally wide re-
ceivers.
T h a t
means for Pa-
hokee to re-
ally maximize
their use of all
these receiv-
ers, they will
need Emanuel


Perez who
started but was later benched to step up
his quarterback game at some point this
season.
Pahokee also has another quarterback
option in Joe Eason, who's entering his first
full year on the team.
The Blue Devils defense may be their
biggest strength, however.
The defensive backs limited Atlantic's
Mark Leal, an all-star in his own right, to 131
pass yards.
The only touchdown allowed by the Pa-
hokee defense was a quarterback run by
Leal late in the first half for Atlantic's only
score.
Pahokee, who came in the game ranked
No. 18 by Rivals.com, is 1 -0.
Atlantic, No. 95 on the Rivals 100 list go-
ing into this contest, is 0-1.
Glades Day 42, Benjamin 6: Fresh-
man running back Kelvin Taylor begins his
quest for 2,000 yards and 40 touchdowns
with a masterful performance.
Taylor, who scored three touchdowns


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CLEWISTON With great sorrow we an-
nounce the passing of a wonderful man and a
very much loved grandfather, father, son, broth-
er, and uncle. Gary Ruffner went to be with the
Lord July 3, 2009. Grandfather of Makalya and
Trinity, Father of William Wasiloff, Very much
loved stepfather of Travis and Angela Robinson,
Son of William (1972), Margaret Rose Wasiloff
of Clewiston, Fla., Brother of Ron Ruffner of
Florida, Reta, Shawn, Eleanor, Margaret, Larry
(1980) and Daniel (1984), Uncle to several niec-
es and nephews, and Dear friend of Sandra
Robinson. Gary lived in Florida. He worked on
the Manitowac Cranes as an operator. He was a
wonderful and much cherished son to his moth-
er. He will be greatly missed.


carried the ball 17 times for 136 yards.
That means for the second consecutive
year, he began the season with more than
100 yards rushing.
Tanner Redish, Glades Day's budding
quarterback, blossomed in this game with
two touchdown passes and no turnovers on
133 yards passing.
One of those scores went to Johntavis
Brown, who caught a 39-yard heave from
Redish in the first half.
Glades Day is 1-0, while Benjamin is 0-1.
Moore Haven 56, First Baptist Acad-
emy 6: Fred Hall, who is aiming to become
Moore Haven's first-ever 2,000 yard rushing
season, got on the right track this game.
He led the Terriers with five overall
touchdowns (four rushing) with 199 yards
on 16 carries.
That makes Hall the area's leading rush-


er going into Week 2 of the regular season,
besting Taylor by 63 yards.
Keonte White, meanwhile, threw for
181 yards on 7-of-14 passing for two touch-
downs and no interceptions.
Terry Hallback led all of Moore Haven's
receivers with three catches for 77 yards in
the win.
Moore Haven is 1-0, while First Baptist
Academy, in their first-ever game, is 0-1.
Week 2 games all are on
Friday, 9/11
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Glades Day vs. Dade Christian (Miami) -
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Walk in the Past: The Indian Removal Act


By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
Cold, winter winds cut like knives through
the thin cloths of the Cherokee people, who
struggled relentlessly through falling snow
and frozen wastelands. Their weary, shuf-
fling feet resounded in the quiet, frozen land
that had engulfed them in a raging sea of
white.
The sorrow and harshness of the journey
was more than many could bear. Relief for
some came from beyond the grave, when
the icy, cold kiss of death removed them
forever from the terrible suffering they had
endured on a thousand mile odyssey to an
unseen land.
Some 15,000 Cherokee men, women
and children started the long exodus to the
west. Approximately 4,000 never made it to
the promise land of milk and honey. The
Cherokee Nation's westward journey would
become known as the Trail of Tears.
Why would Native Americans risk so
much for new lands out west when they
were happy in their southern homelands?
It is time to "Take a Walk in The Past" and
read about a dark chapter in the history of
the United States.
The removal of Native Americans to
lands west of the Mississippi was used on
Andrew Jackson's presidential campaigns in
1824 and 1828. Jackson won the presiden-
tial election in 1828, and he didn't forget his
campaign promises to the American people.
During his first term, Jackson encouraged
the making of a legal document called the
Indian Removal Act, which he signed in
1830.
The Indian Removal Act empowered the
President of the United States to exchange
western lands (lands west of Mississippi)
with any tribe or Indian nation living in the
United States. The term "United States" was
directed toward the young nation's Native
Americans that lived east of the Mississippi
River.
Most Americans favored the passage
of the Indian Removal Act, though there
was significant opposition. Many Christian
missionaries protested passage of the Act.
While in Congress, Senator Theodore Frel-
inghuysen and Congressman Davy Crockett
spoke out against the legislation; the Indian
Removal Act was passed after bitter debate
in Congress.
The northern New England states strong-
ly protested the Indian Removal Act. They
had become sympathetic to the Indians'
plight in the south, which is ironic when one
considers the bitter and bloody wars their
forefathers fought against the "Redman" for
over two hundred years.
Countless wars and European disease
had practically wiped out the Indian nations
in the New England regions, leaving only
remnants of the once proud people. The
surviving Indian nations lost most of their
lands to the invading settlers and were now
a scattered and docile people that posed no
threat to the thriving New England commu-
nities around them.
The sympathies of the New England peo-
ple toward the Redman are reminiscent of
the remark made by England's famous World
War II Prime Minister, Winston Churchill.


When dealing with the reconstruction of a
defeated Germany at the war's end he said,
"The Germans are either at your throat or at
your heart."
The South's view of the Indian was
much different than that of their brethren
up north. They didn't consider the Indians in
the southeast docile, but warlike. Southern-
ers still remembered the war cries that had
rang out across the southern frontiers and
the bloodshed that followed. These fresh
and vivid memories were never forgotten by
some, including Andrew Jackson.
The savage fighting and atrocities com-
mitted on the southern frontiers, generated
a prejudice and hate that lasted for years.
These feelings were expressed at the 1828
presidential election.
Prejudice, accented with greed, made it
easy for southern states to take the remaining
lands from the Five Civilized Tribes (Creek,
Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Semi-
noles) and bear no guilt. Georgia is credited
with taking Creek lands and later Cherokee
lands through the American court system,
while justifying its actions all the way to the
Supreme Court.
The Indian Removal Act was supposed to
be voluntary on the Indian's part, but in real-
ity, the United States government put great
pressure on the Indians, especially the Five
Civilized Nations, to relocate west.
The Cherokees had adapted to white
culture and become unofficially "American-
ized." Many of the Cherokees owned farms,
plantations, and slaves, while the Cherokee
Nation had its own written language and
newspaper. However, the Cherokees assimi-
lation into many aspects of American life
failed to spare them from Georgia's greed
for more land, even after taking their griev-
ances to the Supreme Court.
The Indian Removal Act started the reluc-
tant and often forcible emigration of tens of
thousands of American Indians to the West.
It is estimated that 70,000 Indians were
forced to move west.
The Choctaws living in Mississippi were
the first to sign a treaty (Treaty of Dancing
Rabbit Creek) in 1830, which ceded their
lands in exchange for payment and land in
the west. A Choctaw chief was quoted in the
Arkansas Gazette as saying the removal was,
"a trail of tears and death."
In 1835, the Cherokees signed the Treaty
of New Echota, which resulted in their re-
location out west. Their move to the west
was in the winter and many perished. The
Cherokees long and bitter journey to the
new western lands became known as the
"Trail of Tears."
Many Indians from the Five Civilized
Tribes had intermarried with whites. Their
offspring looked white and had adapted ful-
ly into white America. These mixed Indians
that wished to stay behind had little trouble
hiding their Indian heritage and canceling
their trip west.
There were other Indians, who wished
to stay behind that had olive complexions.
Their olive complexions weren't going away,
so they needed a Tall Tale to convince mili-
tary authorities that they were white.
Sometimes, desperate times call for
desperate measures. Indians claiming to
be white with olive complexions told the


authorities that they were "Black Dutch,"
a term that got its origins in an old world
country Holland. Some successfully used
this ploy, integrating into white America,
while forfeiting their trip west.
The term "Black Dutch" got its roots in
Spain, when Queen Isabella and King Fer-
dinand demanded that its Jewish citizens
become Christian believers or face the al-
ternative -expulsion from Spain. Most Jews
remained loyal to their religion and were
forced to look elsewhere for a new home-
land.
Many Jews immigrated into Holland
and greatly embellished the country's eco-
nomics with business savvy and craftsman
trades, especially diamond cutters. The Jews
assimilated well into Dutch life, becoming
great citizens. However, their olive skin and
dark hair never blended with the Nordic look
(blond hair and blue eyes), so the Jews liv
ing in Holland became know as the "Black
Dutch."
In the 1800s, my great grandmother lived
in Escambia County, Florida, which abounds
with the history of Creeks and Seminoles.
She unknowingly passed down a legacy, tell-
ing her children that her family descended
from "Black Dutch." I can still recall as a
very young boy, her long beautiful hair, high
check bones and olive skin.
The Seminoles knew that politically,
things weren't looking good. Their ole ad-
versary, Andrew Jackson, was elected as
president in 1828 and had been a strong
advocate of the Indian Removal Act. They
knew his reelection in 1832 more or less
confirmed the will and sentiments of the
American people. The Indian Removal Act
in 1830 was confirmation.
The Indian Removal Act was indeed a
raw deal for the Seminoles, but if you lived
on the Florida frontier and were a settler,
you would have been mighty grateful that it
passed in Congress. The Indians continued
to cross reservation boundaries after the
droughts had passed in the 1820s, and some
sought vengeance for the bitter indignities
they had personally suffered.
Living on the Florida frontier was great,
if you wanted, "elbow room," but quite dis-
mal should your homestead become the tar-
get of vengeful Seminoles. Neighbors living
miles away gave little comfort to a soul that
perplexed over such matters.
A drop of fear can quickly grow into a sea
of fear. It was Seminole phobia that haunted
white settlers living in the sparsely settled ar-
eas of Florida because they lived daily with
the hidden fear of an Indian uprising.
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 capac-
ity and presents movies on the history of
Clewiston, sugar cane harvesting, and the
orange industry. Come by and enjoy a 45-
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It's time for seasonal flu shots, are you ready?


nated each year:
1. Children aged 6 months
up to their 19th birthday
2. Pregnant women
3. Those who are 50 years
of age and older
4. People of any age with
certain chronic medical condi-
tions
5. Individuals who live in
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6. Those who live with or
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a. Healthcare workers
b. Household contacts of
persons at high risk for com-
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c. Household contacts and
out-of-home caregivers of chil-
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(these children are too young
to be vaccinated)
What are the risks


porting System (VAERS) form, or call VAERS
at 1-800-822-7967.
Can the flu shot give me the
flu?
No, the flu shot cannot cause flu illness.
The influenza viruses contained in the flu
vaccine are each inactivated (killed), which
means they cannot cause infection.
Flu vaccine manufacturers kill the viruses
used in the vaccine during the process of
making vaccine; batches of flu vaccine are
tested to make sure they are safe.
In randomized, blinded studies, where
some people got flu shots and others got
saltwater shots, the only differences in symp-
toms was increased soreness in the arm and
redness at the injection site among people
who got the flu shot.
There were no differences in terms of
body aches, fever, cough, runny nose or sore
throat.
Why do some people feel bad


after getting the flu shot?
The most common side effect of the
flu vaccine in adults is soreness at the spot
where the shot was given, which usually
lasts less than two days.
The soreness is often caused by a per-
son's immune system making protective an-
tibodies to the killed viruses in the vaccine.
These antibodies are what allow the body
to fight against flu.
The needle stick may also cause some
soreness at the injection site.
According to the Advisory Committee on
Immunization Practices (ACIP), rare symp-
toms include fever, muscle pain, and feel-
ings of discomfort or weakness.
If these problems occur, they are very
uncommon and usually begin soon after the
shot and last 1-2 days.
Learn more about how you can receive
your flu shot. Call Hendry Regional Medical
Center at 863-983-9121 today.


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Should you get a flu shot?


Courtesy


By Glenda Wilson
It's already time for seasonal flu shots,
and Hendry Regional Medical Center wants
to educate the public with some information
provided from the Center for Disease Con-
trol's website.
What is the flu shot?
The flu shot is an inactivated vaccine
(containing killed influenza viruses) that is
given with a needle, usually in the arm.
Who should get a flu shot?
In general, anyone who wants to reduce
their chances of getting the flu can get vac-
cinated; however, certain people should get
vaccinated each year.
People who are at high risk of having se-
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with or care for those at high risk for serious
complications should get the flu shot.
The follow individuals should get vacci-


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Dr. Gonzalo Echavarria Anesthesiologist at HRMC


By Glenda Wilson
We call him 'Dr. E'
Dr. Gonzalo Echavarria (called Dr. E by
many at the hospital) arrived at Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center last January as its new
anesthesiology.
Originally from Argentina, Dr. Echavar-
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daughter who is two and a son who is four.
Education
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cy.
Dr. Echavarria performed two years of
medical research at Columbia University in
the City of New York.
Afterwards, he did a one-year surgical
internship at the University of Pittsburg in
Pennsylvania, but later changed his focus to
anesthesia.


He had three years of training at Louisi-
ana State University and served as Chief of
Anesthesia at that location before graduat-
ing in 2006.
Shortly thereafter, he moved to Florida
and joined the staff of Wellington Regional
Medical Center, before accepting a position
at Hendry Regional.
An Anesthesiologist what is
that?
Anesthesiologists are medical doctors
who specialize in anesthesiology.
Anesthesiology is the study and use of
medicines or combinations of medicines to
produce a partial or complete loss of sensa-
tion and/or consciousness in patients.
Dr. Echavarria administers medication
(called anesthetics, anesthetic agents, or an-
esthesia) to reduce or block pain caused by
medical conditions or injuries, or to manage
and control pain during and after medical
procedures such as surgeries.
Dr. Echavarria has a broad range of


knowledge in several different areas of med-
icine.
Prior to administering anesthesia, he
must learn as much as possible about your
personal history, family history, and medical
condition (e.g., illness or injury).
He applies his knowledge of medicine to
fulfill his primary role in the operating room,
which is not only to ensure your comfort
during surgery, but also to make informed
medical judgments to protect you.
These include treating and regulating
changes in your critical life functions
breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure --
since they are affected by the surgery being
performed.


Dr. Echavarria is a specialist who will im-
mediately diagnose and treat any medical
problems that might arise during your sur-
gery or recovery period.
'Dr. E' often works with other physicians
and nurses as part of a healthcare team to
monitor patients before, during, and after
they receive anesthesia.
He may supervise other anesthetists such
as certified registered nurse anesthetists
(CRNAs) who also have advanced training
in anesthesia.
Before having surgery, you may meet this
important physician specialist -- your anes-
thesiologist, Dr. Echavarria (Dr. E), who is
your advocate in the operating room.


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hygiene habits in children and adolescents.
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them far after they stop going to school.
Holland, MI, September 3, 2009 Sum-
mer is winding down and thoughts are mi-
grating toward "back to school". Most par-
ents are excited, most kids are not. With the
start of school, bad habits that accumulated
in the summer will have to change. Some of
these are bed times, homework guidelines,
eating patterns and hygiene.
One of the most important habits for
children and adolescents that are often over-
looked is good oral hygiene. Since so many
illnesses (like diabetes, heart disease, copd
and others) are now being shown to link
to oral health, it makes sense to establish
healthy patterns while persons are young.
These efforts will pay off in an individual's
overall health in years to come.
Some oral health routines for parents to
establish in their children:


Avoid sugar sweetened beverages
Avoid sugar laden foods
Brush teeth twice a day
Floss between teeth once a day
Unfortunately, these are hard for both
parents and children.
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brushing/flossing routine. A brushless elec-
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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.


Martin Cavazos, 44



*Fugitive from justice
Arrested Sept 3
SPD Officer C. Dachton


Melissa Pullen, 36


*Clewiston
*Possession of marijuana
over 20 grams or a controlled
substance without a prescription
*Possession of marijuana under
20 grams
Arrested Sept 5
Arrested by Deputy J. Taylor


Frank Doce, 31


*Clewiston
*Warrant VOP felony or
community control
Arrested Sept. 4
Arrested by Sgt. P Short



Sandra Wright, 23


*Clewiston
*Contempt of court
Arrested Sept 5
Arrested by Deputy J. Poole



Michelle Alvarado, 29


*GClewiston
*Warrant DUI manslaughter
second degree, DUI property
damage, Driving with a
suspended license, Failing to
have motor vehicle insurance,
DUI second degree
Arrested Sept 4
Arrested by Deputy B. Weaver


James Balentine, 21


S*Clewiston
Fugitive from justice
Arrested Sept. 3
SPD Officer L. Bennis



Johnny Ford, 45

*Clewiston
Burglary of an occupied
dwelling unarmed
*Aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon separatee
incident)
Arrested Sept. 4
Arrested by Deputy J. Poole

Veronica Gonzalez, 22


*Clewiston
*Warrant fugitive from justice
from Polk Co.
Arrested Sept. 1
Arrested by Deputy J. Perez


Mary L. Cypress, 50

*Clewiston
Warrant fugitive from justice
From Hendry Co.
from Broward Co.
frWarrant fugtive from justice
Arrested Sept. 3
Arrested by SPD L. Bennis


Gregory B. Miskowski, 33

Clewiston
SAggravated assault with a
deadly weapon with no intent
to kill
Battery causing bodily harm
Arrested Sept. 2
Arrested by Deputy S Bell


Abeline Moss, 33


*Clewiston
*Warrant with damage property:
criminal mischief felony $1,000
or more
Arrested Sept. 3
Arrested by Deputy G. Elver


Crime Stoppers
The Palm Beach County and weighs approximately 125 lbs. Her last
Sheriff's Office is seeking known address is listed as S. Barfield Hwy.
assistance from the public in Pahokee.
in locating the following Wilson is wanted on felony charges fail-
wanted fugitive as of Sep- ure to appear: child abuse.
tember 3, 2009. Anyone with information on the where-
Felicia Wilson, age about of this wanted fugitive is asked to
20, is a black female with contact the Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
black hair and brown eyes. TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestop-
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Hendry Commissioners reduce taxes


The Hendry County Board of County
Commissioners met on September 3, 2009
to tentatively adopt the fiscal year 2009-
2010 budget. The Commissioners had been
looking for a 9.75% decrease in the budget
across the board from both the general
fund and from the constitutional officers to
account for the 9.75% reduction in proper-
ty values countywide. The Commissioners
also wanted for taxpayers to get the tax cut
to which they're entitled in these difficult
economic times. The tentative budget is
$76,077,313.00, down from the last fiscal
year budget of $87 million and the previ-
ous fiscal year of $95 million.
Employees will be taking on a greater
share of the costs for their insurance ben-
efits to help cut costs. The employees will
have an opportunity to choose to keep their


current benefit level at an additional out of
pocket expense, dependent upon the type
of coverage chosen.
The Commissioners conveyed their ap-
preciation for the excellent job staff did in
restoring the $2.7 million the Commission-
ers borrowed from the Disaster Relief fund
used to balance the FY 2008-2009 budget.
The tentative 2009-2010 budget will also
be balanced by temporarily borrowing
$367,481 from the Disaster Relief fund.
Staff will be working throughout the next
fiscal year to make it whole as was done in
the current fiscal year.
The second public hearing on the pro-
posed 2010 budget is scheduled for Sept.
22 at 5:15 p.m. in the Hendry County
Courthouse in LaBelle. For further informa-
tion please call 863-675-5264.


Clubs cont.


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
H.O.P.E. is a FEMA funded program man-
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-
200-7454. They are here to help and would
love to hear how you are doing!

Bird-Watching Tours in
Hendry County
Through a partnership with Hendry-
Glades Audubon, the South Florida Water
Management District will offer to the public
escorted birding tours at the South Florida
Birding Trail Stormwater Treatment Area 5
(STA-5) south of Clewiston in eastern Hen-
dry County.
Tours are open to anyone, but partici-
pants must register to reserve a space on
the trips. Meet at the STA5 gate at 8:30 a.m.
To sign up for the STA-5 Birding Tour: Send
an e-mail to Margaret England, at: sta5bird-
ing@embarqmail.com with your name and
contact information including an emergency
cell number for the tour day, the date you
want to go, and the number in your party.
You may also leave a message at: 863-
674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Schedule: Great
Backyard Bird Count Fun Weekend: Sept. 19
(North American Migration Count: Teams),
Oct. 17.


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

Go Green
Help the Clewiston News GO GREEN
and raise money for your community group
at the same time! Now readers can read the
Clewiston News online with every page ex-
actly as it appears in print with an electronic
e-subscription. These subscriptions are
available by themselves (for those looking
to go totally "green" and read online only)
or also bundled with a print subscription to
the newspaper.
The Clewiston News will donate $10 of
every e-subscription or print subscription
sold by recognized local community and civ-
ic groups. For details, e-mail okcirc@strato.
net or call Janet at 863-634 1188.

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




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Submitted photo
Rotary Club donates to CCS
Rotary Club members, Mali Chamness and Terry Gardner, presented diction-
aries to the third grade students at Clewiston Christian School and English/
Spanish dictionaries to the school librarian. The Clewiston Rotary Club rec-
ognizes the curiosity and expanding vocabulary of students at this age and
wants to encourage and foster their growth. Thanks Rotarians!


School Happenings

Central Elementary School
Exploring Science
Hello, everyone! The
teachers, students and wvr I
staff at Central Elementary j
are hard at work, and this ._
year's CES theme is Cen-
tral Exploring Science.-
The teachers and staff
have done an outstanding job decorating the
school hallways, classrooms, and office with
this theme. When you stop by our school,
please take the time to check out all the fan-
tastic displays! Science is a very important
subject, in addition to reading, writing, and
mathematics.
The students at Central Elementary are
very excited about learning all the different
aspects of science.
Thank You to the Clewiston Rotary
Club
Thank you to Kirsten Maxwell, Laura
Smith, and Curvin Martin from the Clewis-
ton Rotary Club for taking the time to pass
out dictionaries recently to students at CES.
The students really appreciated the
dictionaries, and they will be using them
throughout this school year and beyond!
Upcoming Events:
Picture Day: CES Picture Day is Friday,
Sept. 18. Please mark your calendars!
Progress Reports: Progress Reports will
be sent home Sept. 23.
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Jr. Beta Club
Maelis Martinez, the Florida State
Jr. Beta Club President recently
attended the Broyhill Leadership
Convention held in July in North
Carolina. All state officers were in-
vited to attend. Maelis is also the
president of the Clewiston Middle
School Jr. Beta Club. While there,
officers attended workshops show-
ing them how to be good leaders,
worked on team building at each
state level, and were given ideas
to take back to their home clubs to
further improve them. Maelis really
enjoyed meeting new people and
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Religious columns

Habits or Heart?
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Someone once posed some thought pro-
voking questions: "Which would you pre-
fer for a next-door neighbor: a person with
excellent habits or a person with a good
heart?"
"Which would you prefer for a good
friend: a person of excellent habits, or a per-
son with a good heart?"
"Which would you prefer for a husband
or a wife: a person of excellent habits, or a
person with a good heart?"
"Which would you prefer for a child: a
child with excellent habits, or a child with a
good heart?"
It's great to have neighbors who care for
their property while respecting yours.
It's wonderful to have a friend who al-
ways treats you with consideration.
It's a blessing to be married to a husband
who always is thoughtful and courteous, or
to a wife who always is gracious in her com-
ments and deeds.
It's fantastic to have a son or daughter
who shows respect and uses good man-
ners.
As wonderful as these things are, how-
ever, none of them compare to having a
neighbor, a friend, a husband, a wife, a son,
or a daughter with a good heart.
When you discuss good behavior and
good habits, you are discussing the quality
of a person's self-discipline.
When you discuss a good heart, you are
discussing the quality of the person.
God prefers deeds to creeds, love over
law, and hearts over habits.
Our Scriptures affirm: "The seed on good
soil stands for those with a noble and good
heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by
persevering produce a crop." (Luke 8:15)

Labor Day: Is work about
drudgery or is it an offering
to God?
By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Labor Day for me meant "catching up"
on some chores and taking a bit of a "Sab-
bath" too.
For many, it meant a long weekend; a
chance to be away and kick back.
For others it was business as usual.
It seems we need a holiday from labor for
different reasons; being paid is the reason
given for labor, isn't it?
Most people would stop working if
they weren't paid; but then there are those
blessed ones who would continue anyway.
It's simple; we're rewarded for doing
what is needed but what we may not like to
do; and we pay for the things that may not
be needed that we like to do.
Jesus tells the parable about laborers in a
vineyard; who do different amounts of work
but are all paid the same (Matthew 20:1ff).
The cry is "That's unfair! We bore the
heat of the day and these others worked
only an hour, and you're going to pay us all
the same?"


Now, I know many amateur gardeners
who bear the heat of the day hour after hour,
working as hard as they can, and they get
paid.... nothing!
They will tell you about a labor of love,
about making things beautiful, about the joy
of seeing things grow.
Same labor; different outlook. The Lord's
parable about the laborers is not about
equality but about fairness; they agreed to
work for a certain amount and that was
enough or should have been.
I have come to regard as blessed those
who love (or at least enjoy) their work.
I have been privileged in being able to
spend life in a domain that I find totally fas-
cinating.
The price of "administrivia" is a small one
to pay as I see it; having to go to meetings
that I don't really find edifying, filing reports
and wondering if they are ever read, having
to continually explain that our rural minis-
try is different than the ones on the coasts,
being concerned about temporal affairs that
may not be spiritual but are a "must" in any
organization.
The chance to proclaim, to share, to help,
to guide people along their spiritual path-
ways, to share in the special times in peo-
ple's lives when they have a new addition or
get married or celebrate a special occasion,
being part of a special family-God's family;
all of these things more than compensate for
the parts I don't quite enjoy as much.
I suspect there is that balance between
what we like about our work and what we
don't like for all of us.
A lecture I heard on "washing dishes to
the glory of God" was seeing that what I
took as drudgery had a place in God's plans;
making His world a little cleaner and safer
so that His creatures might eat safely and be
healthy.
It still might have been drudgery, but I un-
derstood it was with a reason and related to
God's world.
Both work and joy?
It's possible!

Wake up! America!
By Jackie Miller, Evangelist
First Christian Church
Jesus said in Matthew 11:24-25 "While
men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares
amount the wheat and went away."
Three little children were burned to death
because a boy played with matches.
The tragedy was caused not so much by
the fact that the boy played with matches,
but that his Father was in the next room fast
asleep when he should have been awake!
The Mother was shopping and would be
back within an hour.
Instead of watching the children, the
Father went to sleep and the tragedy took
place.
The parents were never the same again!
The Father was haunted at night by vivid
memories of the fire.
His wife seldom smiled.
This is also the story of the tragic advance
of godless "Socialism".
"While men slept" can be written over
gravestones that have succumbed to the tyr-
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BIRTHDAY
CARRIE GRIFFIS KILPATRICK

appy "50th" Birthday to the
love of my life, and to the most
beautiful 50 year old that I know.


I Love You, Leo









BIRTHDAY
CARRIE KILPATRICK

e wouldn't put you out
there...WE SWEAR...The
fact that you're 50 is public *
information anywhere.

We just wanted to tell you how
much we love you, and that when it
comes to your birthday, how much
we care. Happy "50th" Birthday.
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Birthday?

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40' lagoon dock with sea wall on Parcel B
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Two city water meters FPL electric
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$85K
2/1 cottage on 3.68
acres PB County $149K
3/2/2 with pool and
guesthouse $245,000
2/2 E Ventura Ave
$85K
Bass Capital Unit 402
$130K
3/2 Ridgeview $285K
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Sun furnished $1 12K
4/1.5 E Alverdez
$109K
3/2 w/ Den Bayberny
$250K
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 $189,900


and apartment RENTALS
Davidson Rd $176K 2/1 duple


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(863)228-2215


MOBILE HOMES
3/2 DAMH w/o/g pool
Evecane Rd Reduced
$165K
3/2 DWMH on lake
Allen Rd $120,000
3/2 DWMH has CBS
outbuilding Magnolia
Lane $79.9K
3/2 SWMH Hookers
Point Rd $44,900
VACANT LAND
27.5 acres Pioneer
$245K
10 Montura lts $9,900


ox $600 p.m 25 ocesMontua $25K


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MooreHd-n- 5 bs $75K
MooreHaven-2 lots
$39.9K
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1117 Mississippi Ave
- 4/2 SFR
328 W Ventura Ave -
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512 E Osceola Ave -
4/2 SFR
1005 Caribbean -
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/ Moore Haven CBS Home $129.9K 10 Acres w/'03 MH @ $112.9K
1.8 a cre Indian Hills wvrNc $179.9K -Vacant Lot 12K Texas Ave
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only $450 w/utihty Bass n Sun Condo@ $105K 3/2House628E.Venta$89.9K
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-CA-89
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORP,
Plaintiff,
VS
BRUCE PIPKINS A/K/A BRUCE N
PIPKINS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BRUCE PIPKINS A/K/A BRUCE N
PIPKINS, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTS) IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants)

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO. BRUCE PIPKINS A/K/A BRUCE
N PIPKINS; IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTS), IF REMARK
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENANT(S),

Whose residence are/Is unknown

YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiffs attorney, Law
Offices of Daniel C Consuegra,
9204 King Palm Dnve, Tampa, FL
33619-1328, telephone
(813) 915 8660, facmi-m
le(813) 915 0559, within thirty
days of the first publication of this
Notice, the nature of this pro-
ceeding being a suit for foreclo
sure of mortgage against the
following described property, to
wit
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 35, TOWNSHIP 44
SOUTH, RNAGE 32 EAST,
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO.
4583 IN MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES.

To include a:

1997 Meritt,
VIN FLHML3B121316465A
and 73077477
1997 Meriltt,
VIN FLHML3B121316465B
and 73077476

A/K/A
525 S. NOGAL ST.
MONTURA RANCHES, FL
33440

If you fail to file your answer or
wntten defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiffs attorney, a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition
DATED at HENDRY County this
1stday of Sept 2009

SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT

By/S/S Miller
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Amencans
With Disabilities Act of 1990, per
sons needing a special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
ASA Coordinator no later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding If heanng impaired,
please call (800) 955 8771 (TDD)
or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via
Florida Relay Service
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-1287-CA

WELLS FARGO BANK, N A
Plaintiff,
RICARDO BALDERAS ANGELICA
BALDERAS, and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under or
against the herein named Defen
dants, who are net known to be
dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees Ilenors credl-
tors, trustees, spouses, or other clai-
mants, TENANT #1 and/or TENANT
#2, the parties intended to account
for the person or persons in posses-
sion
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to the Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated July 24, 2009, in this
cause, I will sell the property situat
ed in HENDRY County, Florida, de
scnbed as'
LOT 10, BLOCK 4, W.T. MAD.
DOX FIRST ADDITION TO
ENG EWOOD TERRACE, AC-
COR'ING TO THE PLAT
THE EOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOO< 3, PAGE 107, OF THE
PUB IC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER
WIT MOBILE HOME LOCAT.
ED HEREON AS A PERMA-
NEN FIXTURE AND
APPULRTENANCE THERETO,
DESCRIBED AS A 2006 HMMT
DOU LEWIDE, ID VIN NUM-
BER FLHML2N167329590A &
FLH L2N167329906, TITLE
NUM ERS 98185819 &
98185722, AND DECAL NUM-
BERS 12367031 & 12367032.

a/k/a 699 Maddox Street
Labelle, Florida 33935

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, in front of the
office of the Clerk of the Clerk of Cir
cut Court being on the second floor
of the administration building of the
Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle,
HENDRY County, Florida, at 11.00
o'clock am, on September 30,
2009
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any
other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale,
Dated at Labelle, Florida, this 28th
day of August, 2009

Barbara F. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/ D Hammond
Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE
DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRA-
TOR WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCAT-
ED AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, E. MARION AVE-
NUE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950,
AND WHOSE TELEPHONE NUM-
BER IS (941) 637-2281, WITH-
IN TWO WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NO-
TICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR
VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771.
332181 CN 9/10,1709






NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Decedent's Trust Estate
Trust Estate of
Robert Earl Meyers ("Decedent")
Date of Decedent's Birth'
October 18, 1927
Name of Trust, Earl and Ruth Ann
Meyers Joint Living Trust
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Dece-
dent, Robert Earl Meyers, who lived
at 170 Daniels Road SE #173, Moore
Haven, FL 33471, died August 14,
2009 There is no personal represent
tatve of the Decedentni estate to
whom Letters of Authonty 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 Dnftwood Lane,
Bellaire, Michigan 49615 within four
(4) months after the date of publica-
tion of this notice

AmyS Neuman
5981 Driftwood Lane
Bellaire, MD 39615
(231) 533-8067
331803 CN 9/3,10/09


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,
Plaintiff,
5-vs
Rilean Smith Hooker and Emma
3.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) who
are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grant-
eeas, or Other Claimants
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTON
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-
PROPERTY

TO: Emma I S Smith a/k/a Emma
Smith, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOSE LAST KNOW ADDRESS IS.
448 Avenue S Southwest, Moore
Haven, FL 33471

Residence unknown, if living, include
ing any unknown spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has remained
and if either or both of said DMfen
dants are dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, creditors, lhenors, 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 soi ]uns

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, Flori
da more particularly descnbed as
fol ows

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 written defense, if any,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, At-
torneys 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
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 PUB"iC

The Hendry County Hospital Au
thority Board of Directors will con
duct a Preliminary Budget Hearing
beginning at 5 30 pm on Friday,
September llth, in the Conference
Room at Hendry Regional Medical
Center, 524 W Sagamore Ave Cle-
wiston, Florida
332634 CN 9/10/09






NOTICE TO PUBLIC

The Hendry County Hospital Au-
thority Board of Directors will con
duct a Final Budget Hearing
beginning at 5'30 pm on Friday,
September 25th, in the Conference
Room at Hendry Regional Medical
Center, 524 W Sagamore Ave Cle-
wiston, Florida
332635 CN 9/10/09


Find it faster. Sell it Sooner
in the classified


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-
Tylon Fraley; Unknown Parties
in Possession 41; Unknown Par-
ties 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)
NOTICE OF ACTON
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-

TO Tylon Fraley, ADDRESS UN-
KNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS. 2145 Riverside Dnve
Southwest, A/K/A 2286 Riverside
Dnve, Moore Haven, FL 33471

Residence unknown, if hving, includ-
ing any unknown spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has remained
and if either or both of said Defen
dants are dead, their respectIve un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, creditors, liaenors, 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 sui uris

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, Flon
da more particularly descnbed as
follows

LOT 6, RIVERVNEW, 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
erside Drive Southwest, a/k/a 2286
Riverside Drive, Moore Haven, FL
33471
This action has beea filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defense, if any,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, At
tomnys for Plai ff, 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 Plaintiff's at
tomey 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
332001 CN 9/3,10/09




Notice of Rescheduled Meeting
of the Rural Area Plan
Ad-Hoc Committee

This Committee was formed by the
Hendry County Board of County
Commissioners to review the
County's Rural and Agriculture Lands
Study conducted by RWA, Inc and
make recommendations to the Board
on long tern goals and land devel
opment regulations with regard to
the report The meeting will be held
on Thursday, September 22, 2009,
3,00 pm, to 5.00 .m. at the Emer
gency Medical services Training
Room, 1050 Forestry Division Road
LaBelle, FL 33935 The public is in
vited to attend,
Questions should be directed to the
Planning and Zoning Department at
8G3-675-5240, or e-mail

332618 CB/CN 9/10/09



NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE, TIMS TOW-
ING & RECOVERY lives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 09/25/2009, 10'00 am at 74
S INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to subsecton 713 78 of
the Flonda Statute TMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
1986 Ford
lFT5iRITOIGUB97771
2001 Ford
IFTR10D21TB05502
332628 CN 9/10/09


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Case#: 2008-CA-00242
IPMorgan Chase Bank,
National Association,
Plaintiff
-vs-
Mario Fernandez,
Defendantss,


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated August 28,
2009, entered in Civil Case No
2008 CA 000242 of the Circuit Court
of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Florida, wherein
JPMorgan Chase Bank, National As
sociation, Plaintiff and Mario Fernan
dez are defendantAs), I will sell to
the highest and best ildder for cash
IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
THE HENDRY COUNTY COURT
HOUSE (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA AT
11 00 AM on September 23, 2009
the following descnbed property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit

LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK 31, MON-
TURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD
DIN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 37-39,
INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH 1996,
46X26, LIMITED, MOBILE HOME
ID NO FLA14610632A AND
FLA14610632B AND TITLE NO
72997309 AND 72997311, WHICH
IS PERMANTENTLY AFFIXED TO
REAL PROPERTY

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
YOU ARE ENTITLED AT NO COSt
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE PLEASE
CONTACT HENRY COUNTY COURT
HOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVE
NUE LABELLE, FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770
DATED at LABELLE Flonda, this
28th day of August, 209,
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Flonda
BY /S S MILLER
DE UTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN LLP
10004 North Dale Ma6ry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa Florida 33618
08-94004
332184 CN 9/10,17/09



NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on
9/19/2009 at 11'00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned
FORT KNOX ELF STORAGE, will sell
at Public Sale by competitive bidding,
the personal property heretofore
stored with the undersigned by
Calvin O'Bannon
512, Misc Items
Abel Dominguez & Noemith Guzman
L-47, Misc Items
Jeff Harris
D-6, Misc, Items
James Bird
832, Misc Items
332668 CN 09/10,17/09


NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
September 18th, 2009
at 9:00 a.m. at
1233 N.W. Ave, L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Veronica Bettard:
Sofa and love seat w/matching pil
lows, washing machine, 2 shelves,
and miscellaneous boxes & bgs
Property of Ongela Maiden
2 forest green wood frame chairs
w/floral pattern seats and
miscellaneous boxes
Property of Loutricia Morgan
4 large speakers, 2 white wall units,
3 small white night stands, ATV110,
washer & dryer, miscellaneous boxes
331984 SUN 9/10,17/09


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CaseS: 2009-CA-000203
CitMort ae, Inc,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Loretta L Lawhon a/ka Loretta
Lynn Lawhon and Can E. Lawhon
a/ka Carl Ed Lawhon, CilBank
A efendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated August 28,
2009, entered in Civil Case No,
2009 CA 000203 of the Circuit Court
of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Florida wherein Cib
ortga e, Inc Plaintf and Loretta
L Lawon a/la Loretta Lynn awh-
on and Carl E Lawhon k/a Carl Ed
Lawhon are defendants I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash, IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURT
HOUSE (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA AT
11'00 AM on December 30, N009
the following descnbed property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit.

LOTS 18 AND 19, LESS THE EAST
206 50 FEET OF LOT 19, BLOCK K,
FORT DENAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, AS
PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 68
THROUGH 70, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
YOU ARE ENTITLED AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE PLEASE
CONTACT HENDRY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVE-
NUE LABELLE, FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE, IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL,
1 800955 8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800 955-8770
DATED at LABELLE Florida, this
28th day of August, 2069
BARBARA S BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
BY /S/ S MILLER
DEPUY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN LLP
10004 North Dale Ma6rt Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa Florida 33618
09 125162
332289 CN 9/10,17/09





NOTICE OF MEETING

The Joint Glades/Hendry Local Co-
ordinating Board for the Transpor
station Disadvantaged will have a
meeting on September 21, 2009
at 10 30 am It will be held at
the Glades County Courthouse,
BOCC Conference Room, 500 Ave-
nue I SW, Moore Haven, Flonda
33471

All meetings of the Local Coordi-
nating Boards are open to the
public In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons who require special ac-
commodations under the Amen-
cans with Disabilities Act should
contact Brian Raimondo at the
Southwest Florida Regional Plan-
ning Council by calling
(239) 338 2550, Ext. 211, at least
seven days prior to the meeting
If you are hearing or speech im
paired call (800) g955 8770
(Voice or 800-955-8771 (TDD) or
e-mail braimondo@iswfrpc org

The SWFRPC's planning process is
conducted in accordance with Title
VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
and related statutes Any person
or beneficiary who believes he/she
has been discriminated against
because of race, color, religion,
se age, national origin disability
or familial status may file a com-
plaint with the Florida Department
of Transportabon, District One, Ti
tie VI Coordinator, Gina Gilbreath
at 863-519-2345 or by writing her
at PO Box 1249, Bartow, Flonda
33831. Public participation is so
limited without regard to race, col-
or, national origin, age, sex,
religion, disability or family status
332742 GCD 09/10/09


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
ALE]ANDRO MARTINEZ MORALES,
et al,
Defendantss,
NOTICE Of RESCHEDULED
FORFCLOSURF SALF

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 Plaintiff 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 11 OAM, 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 /S/ D Hammond
Deputy Clerk
**See Americans with Disabilities
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to particle
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,
Flonda 33901, telephone number
813) 335 2299, 18009558771
(TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (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. 09CCG9

Dick Seegmiller and Julia Seegmiller,
Plaintiffs
VS
Elise Schofield,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Elise Schofield, Defendant,
and to all parties claiming inter-
est by, through, under or
against Defendant.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that you
have been designated as defendant
in a legal proceeding filed against
you for Eviction, Past Due Rent and
Damages

The action was instituted in the
County Court, Glades County, Flori-
da, and is styled DICK SEEGMILLER
and JULIA SEEGMILLER vs, ELISE
SCHOFIELD

You are required to serve a copy
of your wntten defenses, if any, to
the action on Dick Seegmiller and
Julia Seegmiller, 109 Huntley Court,
Lake Placid, FL 33852, on or before
September 24 2009 and file the
original with fte 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 /S/ Bonny Rhymes
Deputy Clerk
331302 GCD 8/27;9/3,10,17/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-926-CA
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST,
MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FF2
Plaintiff
vs
LARRY P VELA, CARISSA CREBS
A/K/A CARISSA R CREBS, MORT
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC, AS NOMINEE FOR
FIRST FRANKLIN, A DIVISION OF
NATIONAL CITY BANK, and any un
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claiming
b, through and under any of the
aove named Defendants,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that the
undersigned Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Hendry County, Flonrida, will
on the 23rd day of September, 2009,
at 11 00 o'clock A,M, at the Front of
the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court in the Hendry County Court-
house, being the 2nd Floor Hallway
of the Hendry County Courthouse
Building, LaBelle Flonda, offer for
sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the
following described property situate
in Hendry County, Florida'
Lots 10 & 11, QUESTEND SUB-
DIVISION of Block No. 40 of
the City of Labelle, according
to the map or plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 1, Page 9
of the Public Records of Hend-
ry County, Florida.

pursuant to the Final Judgment en
tered in a case pending in said
Court, the style of which is indicated
above
Any person or entity claiming an
interest in the surplus, if asy, result-
ing from the foreclosure sale, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the LUs Pendens must file a
claim on same with the Clerk of
Court within 60 days after the fore
closure sale,
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 31st day of
August, 2009,
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate
in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Deputy Court
Administrator who office is lo-
cated at Hendry County Court-
house, 125 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle,
Florida 33935 and whose phone
number is (941)675-5217, with-
in 2 working days of your re-
ceipt of this Notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
1-BM-955-8771

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/S Miller
Deputy Clerk
332276 CN 9/10,17/09





September 10, 2009 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 19


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-117-CA
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER TEHE
POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE
MEANT DATED AS OF NOVEMBER 1,
2006, FREMONT HOME LOAN TRUST
2006-D,
Plaintiff
VS.
WILLIAM 0 STEWART JR; AMY D
STEWART, BANK OF AMERICA, NA,
COAST BANK OF FLORIDA, UN
KNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated August 28, 2009, and
entered in Case No. 09-117 CA, of
the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Florida HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF NOVEM
BER 1, 2006 FREMONT HOME LOAN
TRUST 200?-D is Plaintiff and WIL-
LAM 0 STEWART JR, AMY D
STEWART, UNKNOWN PERSONS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; BANK OF AMERICA, NA;
COAST BANK OF FLORIDA, are de-
fendants I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash on the 2nd
Floor Hallway, in Front of Office of
Clerk of Counts, Administration Bldg,
Hendry Co. Courthouse, at 25 East
Hickpochee, Labelle in Hendry
County, FL, at 11 00 a m, on the
30th day of September, 2009, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit'
THE WEST HALF (W 1/2) OF
THE SOUTH 595 FEET OF THE
EAST 850 FEET OF THE WEST
HALF (W 1/2) OF THE SOUTH-
WEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF
SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 43
SOUTH RANGE 28 EAST,
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET
THEREOF FOR ROAD RIGHT-
OF-WAY.
A 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 but file a
claim within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 31 day of August, 2009
BARBARAS BUTLER
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/S Miller
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No 2 065
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, if you are a per-
son with a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to parcil
pate in this proceeding, you are enti
red, at no cost to you to provisions
of certain assistance Pease contact
theo Court Administrator at 25 East
Hickpochee, LaBelle, FL 33935,
Phone No (941) 335-2299 within 2
working days of your receipt of this
notice or pleading, if you are hearing
impaired, call 1-8 0-995-8770(V)(Via
Florida Relay Services)
332202 CN 09/10,17/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-001194-CA
WELLS FARGO BANK, N A
Plaintiff,
V
CHRISTINA K PATTERSON, WIL-
LIAM PATTERSON, and all unknown
parties claiming by, through, under
or against the herein named Defen-
dents, who are not known to be
dead or alve, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devsees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, spouses, or other clai
mants, TENANT #1 and/or TENANT
#2, the parties intended to account
for the person or persons in posses-
sion, PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR
PROPERTY HOMEOWNERS' ASSO-
CIATION, INC, PRIME ACCEPTANCE
CORP
Defendants,
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursue
ant to the Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated July 24, 2009,
in this cause, I will sell the property
situated in HENDRY County, Fonda,
descnbed as
LOT 39, BLOCK 2150, PORT
LABELLE, UNIT 4, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 4064 E. Sunflower Circle
Labelle, Florida 33935
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, in front of the
office of the Clerk of the Clerk of Cir-
cud Court being on the second floor
of the administration building of the
Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle,
HENDRY County, Florida, at 11 00
o'clock a m, on September 23,
2009.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale
Dated at Labelle, Florida, this 28th
day of August, 2009,
Barbara F Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/S Miller
Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE
DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRA-
TOR WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCAT-
ED AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, E, MARION AVE-
NUE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950,
AND WHOSE TELEPHONE NUM-
BER IS (941) 637-2281, WITH-
IN TWO WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NO-
TICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR
VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771.
324708 CN 6/25,7/2/09


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 HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
RFQ. No: 2009-35
OPENING DATE: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing profes-
sional 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 expertise 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 consider
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 (Clerk's 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, LaBelile,
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
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 RFO, 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 T aylor
332048 CB/CN 9/3,10,17/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20Th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-48-CA
INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB, AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDY-
MAC BANK, FSB
Plaintiff
VS.
JOHN G, COOK SR., JUDITH A.
COOK, UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY;
Defendants

FORECIO R ALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo
sure dated August 28, 2009, and
entered in Case No 09 48 CA, of the
Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for HENDRY County,
Florida INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK,
FS.B. AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST
TO INDYMAC BANK, FSB is Plainff
and JOHN G,. COOK SR and JUDITH
A COOK, are defendants I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash on the 2nd Floor Hallway, in
Front of Office of Clerk of Courts,
Administration Bldg, Hendry Co.
Courthouse, at 25 East Hickpochee,
Labelle in Hendry County, FL, at
1 00 a m, on the 30th day of Sep-
tember, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 13, HIDDEN HAMMOCK
SUBDIVISION UNIT 2, A SUB-
DIVISION ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 140, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A 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 but file a
claim within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 28th day of August,
2009

BARBARA S, BUTLER
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/D Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No, 2065.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, if you are a per
son with a disability who needs any
accommodaton in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to provisions
of certain assistance. Please contact
the Court Administrator at 25 East
Hickpochee, LaBelle, FL 33935,
Phone No (941) 335-2299 within 2
working days of your receipt of this
notice or pleading; if you are hearing
impaired call 1 800 995 8770(V)(Via
Florida Relay Services).
332174 CN 9/10,17/ 09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 22-2008-CA-000118

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs
GERRY MOORE AjK/A GERALDINE
MOORE, et al,
Defendant s
NOTiCE Of RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated August 27, 2009
and entered in Case No, 22 2008
CA-000118 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for GLADES County, Flonda
wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NA,, is
the Plaintiff and GERRY MOORE
A/K/A GERALDINE MOORE, AL
STORKE E MOORE; are the Defen
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at STEPS OF
THE GLADES COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 1100AM, on the 1st day
of October, 2009, the following de
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment

LOT 5, BLOCK 37, PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 102, A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 66, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA

A/K/A LOT 5 KRAFT CIRCLE
LABELLE, FL 33471

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 August 31, 2009.

Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By /S/Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act**
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee
County Justice Center, Room
3112, 1700 Monroe Street Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone
number (813) 335-2299;
1-800955-8771 (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to t his pro-
ceeding.
332352 CN 9/10, 17/09


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-
sional 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 pertise in construction design for Roadway Improvements
Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple
firms, which have joined together to provide the vanous required disciple
nary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and
firms propedy registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit
their qualifications fr qualifications f 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, ubmittals
must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C E Hall
Building (Clerk's 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 RhF Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Engineering Office, located at 99 E Cwboy 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 RFOQ or to
contract for any services The County reserves the right to reect 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


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
CaseS: 2009-CA-000264
Wachovia Bank, N A
Plaintiff,
vs
William M. Sanders and Cynthia B,
Sanders, Husband and Wife,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated Augus 28,
2009, entered in Civil Case No,
2009 CA 000264 of the Circuit Court
of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Florida, wherein Wa-
chovia Bank, NA, Plaiff and Wil-
liam M Sanders and Cynthia B
Sanders Husband and Wife are de-
fendans), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash IN F ONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HEND
RY COUNTY COURTHOUSE BEING
THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWA/OF THE
HENDRY COURTS BUILDING) LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11'00 AM on
September 23, 2009 the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit.

LOT 5, LESS THE EAST 20 FEET,
ALL OF LOT 6 AND THE EAST 20
FEET OF LOT 7, BLOCK 2, WT
MADDOXS FIRST ADDITION TO
BELMONT, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 8, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
YOU ARE ENTITLED AT NO Coest
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE PLEASE
CONTACT HENRY COUNTY COURT
HOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVE-
NUE LABELLE, FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL,
1800-955-8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL, 1-800-955 -8770,
DATED at LABELLE Flonda, this
28th day of August, 2069
BARBARA S BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Flonda
BYE S MILLER
DUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN LLP
10004 North Dale Matry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa Florida 33618
09-129133
332290 CN 9/10,17/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000161
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs
EVELIO DOPICO A/NK/A EVELIO F
DOPICO FERNANDEZ, et al
Defendantss.

NOTICE Of RESCHEDULED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Reschedulin Fore
closure Sale dated Septemaer 1,
2009 and entered in Case No,
26-2008-CA-000161 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Florida wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and EVE-
LID DOPICO A/NK/A EVELUO F DOPI
CO FERNANDEZ; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at STEPS
OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURT
HOUSE at 1100AM, on the 1st day
of October, 2009, the following de
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment.
THE NORTH 332.80 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 1664.00 FEET OF
THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE
WEST ONE-HALF OF THE
NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER
OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 42
SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST,
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 8,
MUSE RANCHETTES, UNIT "B",
AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK
64, PAGE 550, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/K/A 560 NW PINE AVENUE,
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 LJS Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on September 2, 2009
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /S/Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
**See Americans with Disabilities
Act,,
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to partici-
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,
Florida 33901, telephone number
(813) 335 2299, 1800955 8771
(TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v, via
Florida Relay Service, ant after than
seven (7) days prior to this proceed-
ing
332349 CN 9/10,17/09


1 INVITATION TO BID
BID S 2009-2
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
HERBICIDAL MAINTENANCE OF CANALS AND LEVEE
1,1 Public Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the above referenced
Herbicidal Maintenance of 32 625 Miles of drainage canals and 8
miles of leae promact will be received by the Board of Central Coun
Water Control District (hereinafter referred to as "CCWCD", YOWNER,
and "DISTRICT"), at the District Manager's Office at the following ad
dress'

Central County Water Control District
475 S Cabbage Palm Street
Clewiston, Florida 33440
until 2'00 p m local time on September 23, 2009 for furnishing labor and
matenals and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruc
bon to Bidders, Bid Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Specifications
and Drawings which compnse the Bid Documents Immediately following
the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which
have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of the Invitation to
Blid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relation to this Pro-
ject will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders may attend the bid
opening Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid, and bids received
after the ancified dav and time will not beo ened
1 2A pre-bid meeting shall be held on Monday at 10 00 a m on September
14 2009, at the Ditrit office located at 475 S Cabbage Palm Street,
Clewiston, Florida,
1 3 The work made the subject hereof is described in the bid documents ti-
bed Herbiddal Maintenance of Canals and Levee copies of which
may e obtained from Rock Enterpnsas, Inc, 180 N Bridge Street, Suite
B, LaBelle, Florida, 33935, or from Central County Water Control Distct,
475 South Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Flonda 33440, for the non re
fundable sum of $25 00 For additional information you may contact Mr
David Hubbard, CCWCD Manager, at 863-983- 5797, or Rock AbouJaoude,
District Engineer, at 863 612 0011,
1,4 Each bid must be submitted in duplicate on the prescribed bid form and
accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Board
of CCWCD, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bid
amount All subcontractors shall be declared on a separate form.

1 5 The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening
Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance for a period of forty-five
(45) calendar days after the date of bid opening, but no bidder may with
raw his Bid for a period of forty-five (45 calendar days after the ate of
bid opening,
1 6 In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all Ii-
cernses and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regular
bons and ordinances,

1 7 Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein,
the District will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine
the performance record and ability of the apparent low bidder to perform
the size and type of work specified under this Invitation to Bid Upon re-
uest the Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary by
te Distinct to evaluate the bidder's qualifications The District reserves
the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and qualified bidder
based on available funding,

1 8 The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or with-
out cause, and/or accept bids that in it's judgment will be in the best in
terest of the DISTRICT, and the District specifically reserves the
right to reflect all bids and proceed to accomplish its oblectves
without awarding any contract pursuant to this invitation The
District also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for
a period of time which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond
ninety (90) calendar days from the bid opening date dunng which time
the District at its sole discretion may release the bid security

DATED this 1st day of September, 2009
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ATTEST,
Cookie Hester, Assistant District Mgr By Benito Alvarez, Chairman
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No. 09-00024-CA
FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, a Flonda banking corporation
Plaintiff
e-vs
LABELLE INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, DONALD
R LUCAS, DANIEL T CARABINE, NANCY I CARABINE, UNKNOWN TENANT
#1 and UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that pursuant to a Summary Judgment in
Foreclosure and for Assessment of Reasonable Attorneys' Fees entered by
Circuit Court Judge Chnstine Grelider, in and for Hendry County, Florida,
wherein the cause is pending under docket number 09-00002-Ca, the
Honorable Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hendry County,
Florida, will offer for sale at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Hendry County Courthouse, Administration Department of the
Clerks Office, Second Floor, 25 E Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, at
11,00 A.M. on the 30th day of September, 2009, within the legal hours or
sale, the following described property
EXHIBITnA
Parcel '
The North 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast
1/4 of Section 9, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Flori
da,
Parcel 2
The North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast
1/4 of Section 9, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Flon
da
Parcel 3
The South 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast
1/4 of Section 9, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Flori
da
Parcel 4
The South 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast
114 of Section 9, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florin
da
As to all parcels, LESS AND EXCEPT any road right of ways.
EXHIBITA-l
All of Block 87, Goodnos Addition to LaBelle, according to the plat thereof,
recorded in Plat Book 3, page 3, of the Public Records of Lee County, Flori-
da, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida
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
DATED this 2nd day of September, 2009,
BARBARAS BUTLER,
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY /S/ 5 Miller
Deputy Clerk
If you are a person who needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court
Operations Manager, whose office is located at the Lee County
justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901,
and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, within two
working days of your receipt of the Notice of Sale; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
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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 i
Workshop will provide ,
interested citizens the
opportunity to see the
concept plans, to ask 5 1
questions, and express
their views concerning the a
design, Iocation, and any
potential environmental
impacts associated with the
proposed new bridge -
and approach roadways. nj ine .
West Eat
The workshop will be an Alematve Alteabivs
open-house format so the public may arrive at any time between 5'30 pm and
7'30 pm. Aerial 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 10:00am 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 e-mail to sparker@hendryfla.net, or
by writing to the Hendry County Engineering Department, P.O. Box 1607,
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anny of "Socialism".
While parents are sleeping "Socialism"
is sowing poisonous seeds to destroy their
children's faith in the family, morality and
parental respect and obedience.
While Ministers sleep, saying all that is
necessary to defeat "Socialism" is to preach
the gospel, tares of unbelief are sown in evo-
lution, atheism, attacks on the Bible, on the
virgin birth and the deity of Christ.
While men sleep in tolerance, the enemy
scatters seeds of "Socialist" propaganda, of
slanted articles of half truths, distortions,
smear articles against American patriots.
While men elected to high office sleep,
the mistaken are boring from within, ignor-
ing the Constitution or changing it by means
of misinterpretation and by destroying our


free-enterprise system by outward "Social-
ist" schemes.
While some Government Department
heads sleep, enemies infiltrate various offic-
es, help each other into power, protect each
other, carry out various policies in favor of
the enemy.
While some Boards of Education sleep,
educators teach evolution, athiesm and un-
Americanism.
Millions sleep, while the one-eyed idol,
films and the internet sow the seeds of the
enemy before their very eyes without their
realizing it, by depicting immorality, extolling
vice and crime, mocking chastity, patriotism
and Americanism.
While men slept...
While men slept...!
Will this be the epitaph on the tombstone
of this, the once greatest, most powerful and
cherished nation in the world?
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Clewiston


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 a.m.
The activity will last until 5 p.m.
There will be food, water slide, face
painting, games, prayer tent, and live perfor-
mances from different church groups in the
community.
There will be something for everyone.
The Zion Dancers and choir of Good Shep-
herd will be there.
Everyone is welcome and all activities
and food are free.

Moore Haven

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.

Palmdale Church
On Thursday, Sept. 10, Palmdale Church
will have food and fellowship at 6 p.m. Gos-
pel 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 Ministery 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.


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-
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 Iglesia Vida Nueva
Everyone hits hard times at some point.
To ease the crisis a small food bank is
open at Iglesia Vida Nueva on Sundays from
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Restrictions apply. Iglesia Vida Nueva is
located at 217 East Aztec Ave in Clewiston.
For more information please call 863-983-
1070.

Services Times at Iglesia Vida Nueva
Sunday services will be 11 a.m. VI.D.A
Kids 4-10; VI.D.A Teens 12-18 celebration
services will begin at 6 p.m.
Monday services begin at 7 p.m. C4 Youth
Group for ages 12-18.
Wednesday prayer and bible study ser-
vices will begin at 7 p.m., Friday prayer and
bible study will also begin at 7 p.m.


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22 Clewiston News Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 10, 2009


Education: Key to the future


ECSWF ends first C.N.A.
class

By Patty Brant
INI Florida
Hendry County is no stranger to high
unemployment, but the current state of
the economy is stretching many families to
the breaking point. Bright spots are hard to
come by, but there are bits of hope right
here in your own neighborhood.
The Career and Service Cen-ter of
Southwest Florida is now a One Stop
Center on the Edu-cation of Southwest
Florida, Inc. (ECSWF) campus, providing
as seamless an array of employ-ment ser-
vices as possible. You can call the One Stop
Center at 675-6700.
Since 1999 ECSWF has been provid-
ing basic courses de- signed to help those
who need a job and also those who want
to improve their earning potential. In 2002
the center became a 501 c(3) non-profit
organization. The One Stop Centers offer
a network of employment, ed-ucation
and training services. The center is lo-
cated at 4930 SR 29 S, approximately four
miles south of Cowboy Way. By bringing
to-gether all the components of employ-
ment job seekers, prospective employers
and training the center is set up to maxi-
mize clients' success.
LaBelle's One Stop Center was made
possible by federal stimulus funding to
the Southwest Florida Workforce Develop-
ment Board, Inc., which covers Charlotte,
Col-lier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee coun-
ties. One Stop Centers are also available in
Clewiston, Immokalee and Fort Myers.
At the Career and Service Center, Admin-
i-strative Assistant Ashley Betancourt is
on hand to assist anyone who stops by
search-ing for a new job or training ser-
vices. Ashley shares a bond with many of
the people who come to the center. An
experienced clerical worker, she lost her
job through downsizing about a year-and-
a-half ago, This mother of two said she
was forced to rely on unem-ployment
and looking for any assistance she could
on her quest for a better future. She said
Anna Ripperdan of Hendry County Social
Services pointed her to the ECSWF to help
with her job search. That eventually led to
her being hired part time last Febru-ary,
then full time in July.
Her experience with the uncertain-
ty of unemployment, especially being
responsi-ble for a family, gives her a spe-
cial approach to clients because she has
been where they are. She understands the
hardship of hav-ing vehicles repossessed
and of losing your home. She also knows
how to help them through the process that
can lead to a new life.
The One Stop Center provides inter-
net job searches through Employ Florida
Mar-ketplace access and also offers help
with resume writing. The center is open
from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Fri-
day. August 27, ECSWF celebrated the
suc-cessful conclusion of its first Certifi
ed Nurs-ing Assistant (C.N.A.) class at Ol-
ivia's Res-taurant. The 80-hour class was
a combined effort of the Chamber of Com-
merce, which provided scholarship money
for students, ECSWF and Oakbrook Nurs-


ing Home, which allowed use of its facili-
ties for the class.
Cathy Burley of Oakbrook Nursing
Home instructed the ten-week course,
which in-cluded students' tuition, uni-
forms, equip-ment and even the cost of
their state exam. Students still have a big
hurdle before be-ing able to work in their
chosen field. They must pass their state
exam before they can be employed as
C.N.A.s.
ECSWF Executive Director Sonny
Hughes is confi dent those passing the
exam will find work as C.N.A.s. He said
the school chose to offer the class because
of the demand for C.N.A.s. Another C.N.A.
class is planned for October. Anyone inter-
ested should call EC-SWF at 675-6800.
C.N.A. graduates are now looking
for-ward to passing the state exam and
finding employment. It is their fi rst step on
a jour-ney that will be different for each
of them.
Cheryl Perez came to LaBelle in 1986.
She has been driving the RCMA Head Start
bus. With two grown children who are
proud of her achievement, Cheryl is ready
to pursue her new life. She believes it is her
compas-sion that drew her to the health
field.
At 22, Megan Puente said she's always
wanted to get into the health fi eld and is
ready to focus on that dream. The class
pro -vided the impetus she needed to take
that fi rst step into her career. Megan hopes
to work in either geriatrics or maternity. Her
ultimate goal is to become an RN and work
at a hospital. Understanding just what this
class means, she looks forward to taking
the next step toward that goal, saying, "I
couldn't have done it without this school."
Malika Melnichenko sees this class
as her best option in this economy. She
gradu-ated from LaBelle High School in
2006 and is also attending Edison State
College as well as working at Olivia's. Af-
ter earning her AA she plans to transfer to
the University of Miami where she wants to
study voice. She participates in voice wor-
ship at New Har-vest Church in Clewis-
ton. As a C.N.A. she can help pay for the
rest of her education.
Shantal Melroy graduated from LHS in
2008 and is also a student at Edison State
College studying nursing. Becoming a
C.N.A. will provide her with invaluable
ex-perience in the health field she knows
will be of service to her some day as a pe-
diatrics RN. She currently works at the post
office, but plans to seek a job at a hospital.
Also completing the C.N.A. course were:
Danielle Hayes, Megan Marroquin, Carolyn
Muzzy, Kari West and Angelica Coronilla.
ECSWF has always provided basic
com-puter classes, which may be set up
at any time. Four students are required
to begin one. They meet Saturdays from
9-11:30 a.m. at the center.
You may also take CDL classes and
con struction through ECSWF courses as
they come available.
If you need to talk to a career counselor
you can call Ashley at 863-675-6800.
Geri Yoraschek, Chairman of the
Educa-tion Center, and Executive Direc-
tor Sonny Hughes both expressed their
pride at the ac-complishment of these
young women and look forward to the
next class.


Submitted photo

CMS Cheerleaders
The CMS cheerleaders attended a Universal Cheerleaders Association sum-
mer camp in August. They learned new material for the upcoming football
season including cheers, sidelines, stunts and dances. The squad earned a
superior trphy for teamwork. Three cheerleaders earned the title of All Ameri-
can. They had to demonstrate a cheer, dance and jump. They are Alyssa
Penton, Jordan Pencarinha and Rachel Creagh. Pictured from left to right
are Taylon Pruitt, Rebecca Herrington, Jordan Pencarinha, Rachel Creagh
and Alyssa Penton. In the second row from left to right are UCA instruc-
tor, Amanda Klein, Jocelyn Martinez, Jade Bagley, Myleigha Entwistle, Paige
Corley and Megan Blount.


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24 Clewiston News Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 10, 2009


Gaurdian ad Litem Program



has new volunteers


Angela Boykin has
recently been named
the Guardian ad Litem
(GAL) Program's Vol-
unteer Supervisor and
Recruiter for Hendry
County. Ms. Boykin had
been with the GAL Pro-
gram in Port Charlotte
since 2007. She holds
a Bachelor's Degree in


Angela Boykin.


Human Services and also has prior experi-
ence with the Department of Corrections.
"I enjoy working with people. When I
started working for the Guardian ad Litem
Program, I realized how just one volunteer
can make such a difference in an abused
child's life. I hope to find many more peo-
ple in the Hendry/Glades area who want to
speak up for a child. I will be here to sup-
port every volunteer."
Miguel D. Kunkel has recently joined
the Hendry County Guardian ad Litem Pro-
gram as a Program Attorney. Mr. Kunkel


graduated Cum Laude
from the University of Mi-
ami School of Law and
was formerly an attorney
for the Department of
Children and Families in
the I Ith Judicial Court
Circuit (Miami-Dade).
"Having two small
children myself, I defi-
nitely enjoy supporting


Miguel Kunkel.


volunteers and abused children through my
work at the Guardian ad Litem Program.
We're hoping to get more Hendry County
volunteers, as many abused children are
still not represented. I'm very pleased to be
part of the legal support team."
The Guardian ad Litem Program's goal
is to represent 100% of abused children in
Hendry County. Currently, 20% of Hendry's
abused children don't have an advocate.
Volunteers are needed urgently. Training is
required. For information about volunteer-
ing, call Angela Boykin at 863-674-4190.


Company
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bridges operate without a hitch.
Most of the projects feature a dizzying
number of lights, motors, sensitive wiring
techniques and other control systems to
power transportation systems that will be
used in an environment beyond commer-
cial use.
This year the company was awarded in
the minor bridge; certainly an accolade but
smaller in comparison to the St. Pete job.
Mr. Turner said he is fortunate to "put out
a first class product in a market that allows
for the expertise to be recognized."



Charged
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rested just two days after her birthday, faces
charges of manslaughter, driving while un-


Quality Electric prides itself on hiring lo-
cally, and even when it finds itself traveling
out of the state and to areas around Florida,
the company takes its own people from Hen-
dry and Glades counties along with them.
He credits "Padre" for training a great
crew.
Padre is Mr. Turner's father, Dyoll Turner.
"What we do is very specialized," the el-
der Turner said. "You can't bring just anyone
from the street to do what we do. We expect
great things from our guys."
Beyond an award from a review board,
Mr. Turner said he believes the residents of
Clewiston and Hendry County should be rec-
ognized for the hard work that comes from
the hardworking residents of the county.

der the influence of alcohol, property dam-
age, driving while license suspended and no
insurance.
She was transported to the Hendry Coun-
ty Jail for processing. She was released the
same day on a $40,500 bond.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


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Hope Connections clients



benefit from home improvements


Many elderly residents of Glades and
Hendry counties are receiving home im-
provements, repairs and household appli-
ances at no cost to them through the Hope
Connections program.
Hope Connections, a program of Hope
HealthCare Services, provides special
home care and support services to the el-
derly in Glades and Hendry counties.
The home improvements are the result
of a one-time expenditure by the State De-
partment of Elder Affairs through the Area
Agency on Aging.
The home improvements are intended
to enhance each individual's quality of life.
For example, two homebound clients now
have wheelchair ramps, ensuring safety
and comfort whenever they leave home. A
woman in a rural area who had no running
water now has a new well. Bathroom con-
versions enable one client to move easily
from her wheelchair to the shower. Other
clients now have lift chairs, fans, washers,
refrigerators and other items and upgrades,
all with the goal of making their lives bet-
ter.
"We are so pleased to be able to help
in these special ways," said Hope President
and CEO Samira K. Beckwith. "The people
we serve through Hope Connections need
this special kind of care, and we are deeply
committed to ensuring their comfort and
safety."


Beckwith said Hope Connections pro-
vides a number of services, including:
Hot meals
Personal care
Homemaker services
Household chores
Transportation
Medical equipment and supplies
Counseling
Emergency response systems
All services are provided by experienced
staff and volunteers.
"Knowing that someone will be at your
door to give you the help you need can
bring real peace of mind while providing
dignity and quality of life," Beckwith add-
ed.
For more information about Hope Con-
nections, call the Elder Helpline at 866-413-
5337, or visit www.hopehcs.org/connec-
tions/
Hope Connections is a program of Hope
HealthCare Services, a not-for-profit, 501
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of the nationally acclaimed Circle of Life
Award for excellence and innovation in
care. For more information, visit www.
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