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Title: The Clewiston news
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Creator: Clewiston news
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston, Fla.
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Publication Date: October 29, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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News in briefs City gets land back from failed venture

Blood Drive


Count Choc-ula wants your
blood! On Saturday, Oct. 31 the
Big Red Bus will be having a blood
drive in front of Beall's Plaza from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All donors will
receive a Halloween T-shirt and a
pint of ice cream. Donate one unit
of blood and save three lives!

Light the Night
Halloween Fun
Avoid the mosquitoes an come
enjoy air-conditioned Halloween
fun on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5
p.m. to 8 p.m. at First United Meth-
odist Church of Clewiston. We will
have an indoor bounce house,
cake walks, carnival like games,
cupcake decorating and more for
children. Hot dogs and drinks will
See Briefs Page 15

Lake Level

14.14 feet
above sea level

Index
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Public Forum ..................................... 3
S po rts ............................................ 7
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10 acres recovered, to
be worked into new
partnership
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
Earlier this year, Commissioner
Julio Rodriguez asked to discuss
the city's partnership with Pra-
nasleep -- a mattress company
which had planned on construct-
ing a plant and bring much-need-
ed jobs to a 10-acre parcel of land
on Olympia Street.


Company begins
harvest early, expects
to harvest 165,000
acres of sugarcane
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
Considering its looming sale to
the state in a two-tiered transac-
tion, a modification of an earlier
bid by the state to buy the compa-
ny outright, is United States Sugar
Corporation's production affected
in any tangible way today?
That doesn't seem to be the
case.
The company operates 24
hours a day, seven days a week,
while mechanical harvesters and
their operators toil well into the
night every day, with the occasion-
al rest on Christmas -- although
U.S. Sugar has worked through


Months after the city transferred
the land to the company, having
worked with it to secure com-
munity development block grant
(CDBG) funding, the company
had said very little about its plans,
and leaders feared that nothing
would be done.
Part of the grant money re-
ceived hinged on Pranasleep's
ability to begin construction and
create jobs by April of 2010. When
it seemed that the company, and
by result the city would default
on those requirements, the com-
missioner argued that Clewiston


the holiday in recent years.
The main plant in Clewiston,
the company's showcase, pro-
cesses sugar from its origin in
cane stalks, to milling, to refining,
to packaging. The self-contained
facility draws most of its power
from its renewable steam produc-
tion, so much of it that it is able to
sell power back to the local grid.
Judy Sanchez remarked, while
she drove a company SUV around
the sugar mill, that quite a bit of
machinery and state-of-the-art
technology goes into manufactur-
ing and selling a product that is
given away free at restaurants.
"Think about it: you have to
pay for everything, but not sugar,"
said U.S. Sugar's director of cor-
porate communications.
There are very few corners of
the world that do not grow sugar.
The country of Brazil cultivates so
See Sugar Page 15


should take steps in recovering
the land.
The comments in May followed
those of representatives with Hato
Potrero Farms. The local yogurt
company expressed an interest
in acquiring the 10 acres in ques-
tion.
Pranasleep did not contest and
just this month deeded the land,
located at the Clewiston com-
merce park, back to the city.
The question now is what the
city will do with the land. If it pro-
ceeds with Hato Potrero, the city
has very little time to prove to De-


apartment of Community Affairs
(DCA) officials that it intends to
follow through on plans similar to
the Pranasleep project -- to locate
a facility that will employ residents
in this, a still embattled econo-
my. Pranasleep had promised to
spend at least $1.5 million of its
own money and create 24 jobs to
qualify for funding through DCA.
DCA had already communicat-
ed that it would not entertain the
idea of yet another amendment
until it saw progress, but fell short
of outlining specific measures.
See Land Page 15


Costume contest
Local dog owners dressed their pets in a variety of costumes
and entered them in a costume contest at this year's Fall Fes-
tival held on Oct. 24 in Clewiston.


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Debra Folsom, Acting State Executive
Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency
in Florida today announced that starting
today USDA will begin issuing $2,599,973
in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
payments to eligible producers in Florida.
More than $1.7 billion in CRP payments are
being made on 31 million acres across the
country.
"The Conservation Reserve Program
works cooperatively with America's farm-
ers and ranchers to conserve and preserve
the soil and water that we, and numerous
wildlife species, depend on for survival,"
said Folsom.
"These payments represent an invest-
ment in the nation's land that will pay divi-
dends in the form of a cleaner environment
today and for our grandchildren."
The payments announced today are an-
nual rental payments earned on the 66,363
acres enrolled in the CRP, including the
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Pro-
gram and Continuous Sign-Up Program
fiscal year 2009. Producer's holding 1,547
contracts on 1,250 farms will receive an av-


erage of $2,079.98 per farm or $39.18 per
acre. The number of contracts is higher
than the number of farms because produc-
ers may have multiple contracts on a single
farm.
This voluntary program helps agricul-
tural producers safeguard environmentally
sensitive land.
Producers enroll in CRP and plant long-
term, resource-conserving covers to im-
prove water quality, control soil erosion
and enhance habitats for waterfowl and
wildlife. In return, USDA provides produc-
ers with rental payments. CRP contract du-
ration is from 10 to 15 years.
Land to be enrolled must be either
highly erodible, contribute to a serious
water quality problem, provide important
wildlife habitat or provide substantial en-
vironmental benefits if devoted to certain
specific conservation uses.
For more information on CRP, produc-
ers should contact their local Farm Service
Agency (FSA) office or visit FSAs Web site
at http://www.fsa.usda.gov.


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Clubs and organizations


Volunteer child advocates

needed!
New! The Guardian ad Litem Program
has added a 3-session, Saturday training in
Hendry County, scheduled for Nov. 21, Dec.
5, and Dec. 12. Guardian ad Litem volun-
teers advocate for abused children in court,
the child welfare system and the communi-
ty. Anyone interested should contact Angela
Boykin, Volunteer Supervisor, at 863-674-
4190 for more information. Or see www.
guardianadlitem.org.


C.R.E.W is collecting
donations
C.R.E.W is having a yard sale located at
the First Methodist Church on 310 W Os-
ceola Ave. in Clewiston in the Learning Edu-
cation Center. This will take place Saturday,
Nov. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will be
accepting donated items from now til Nov.
11. Please bring them to 944 Harlem Acade-
my Ave. Clewiston, Fl. If you have any ques-
tions please call C.R.E.W at 863-983-2390.

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 bun-
dled with a print subscription to the news-
paper.
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.

Project H.O.PE.
Sometimes when a disaster is over and
you are just beginning to get back on your
feet, you discover you still do not have the
ability to repair or rebuild your home with-
out some help. After Tropical Storm Fay, you
may have been able to repair or rebuild but
things are just not the same. Anxiety or just
feeling the blues is common.
Talking really helps... getting connected
with available resources really helps! Project
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!

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

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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providing services, referrals and education
relating to the affects of domestic/sexual vio-
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The meetings rotate between LaBelle,
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meeting dates and times, please call Abuse
Council and Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Exten-
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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-
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Addiction recovery help
Narconon reminds parents that during
the summer months, children are more apt
to let boredom set in and drugs and alcohol
can work into their lives. To help your child
this summer, learn to recognize the signs of
drug and alcohol addiction and get the help
they need. If you or someone you know is
struggling with an addiction, call Narconon.
Narconon offers free addiction counseling,
assessments, and referrals to rehabilitation
centers nationwide by calling 1-800-468-
6933 or logging onto www.stopaddiction.
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Local Weather

Weather Forecast for Hendry County
from the National Weather Service.
Clewiston and surrounding
areas:
Thursday: Mostly sunny,
with a high near 89. East wind
between 5 and 9 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly
cloudy, with a low around 71.
East wind around 7 mph.

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Friday: Mostly sunny,
with a high near 89. East wind
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USDA announces 2010 DCP and ACRE signup begins


Debra Folsom, Acting State Executive
Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in
Florida today announced that enrollment
for the 2010 Direct and Counter-cyclical Pro-
gram (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue
Election (ACRE) program has begun and
will continue through June 1, 2010.
"We at FSA urge producers to make use
of the eDCP automated website to sign up,"
said Folsom. "The electronic service saves
producers' time, reduces paperwork and
speeds up contract processing at their local
FSA offices."
Folsom adds eDCP is available to all pro-
ducers who are eligible to participate in the
DCP and ACRE Programs and can be ac-
cessed at www.fsa.usda.gov/dcp. To access
the service, producers must have an active
USDA eAuthentication Level 2 account,
which requires filling out an online registra-
tion form at www.eauth.egov.usda.gov fol-
lowed by a visit to the local USDA Service


Center for identity verification. For those
without internet access or if they prefer,
producers can also visit any USDA Service
Center to complete their 2010 DCP or ACRE
contract.
USDA computes DCP Program payments
using base acres and payment yields estab-
lished for each farm. Eligible producers re-
ceive direct payments at rates established by
statute regardless of market prices. For 2010,
eligible producers may request to receive
advance direct payments based on 22 per-
cent of the direct payment. USDA will issue
advance direct payments beginning Dec. 1,
2009. Counter-cyclical payment rates vary
depending on market prices. Counter-cycli-
cal payments are issued only when the effec-
tive price for a commodity is below its target
price. The effective price is the higher of the
national average market price received dur-
ing the 12-month marketing year for each
covered commodity and the national aver-


age loan rate for a marketing assistance loan
for the covered commodity.
The optional ACRE Program provides a
safety net based on state revenue losses and
acts in place of the price-based safety net
of counter-cyclical payments under DCP. A
farm's payment is based on a revenue guar-
antee calculated using a 5-year average state
yield and the most recent 2-year national
price for each eligible commodity. For the
2010 crop, the 2-year price average will be
based on the 2008 and 2009 crop years.
An ACRE payment is issued when both
the state and the farm have incurred a rev-
enue loss. The payment is based on 83.3
percent (85 percent in 2012) of the farm's
planted acres times the difference between
the State ACRE guarantee and the state
revenue times the ratio of the farm's yield
divided by the state expected yield. The
total number of planted acres for which a
producer may receive ACRE payments may


not exceed the total base on the farm. In ex-
change for participating in ACRE, in addition
to not receiving counter-cyclical payments,
a farm's direct payment is reduced by 20
percent, and marketing assistance loan rates
are reduced by 30 percent.
The decision to enroll in the ACRE Pro-
gram is irrevocable. The owner of the farm
and all producers on the farm must agree to
enroll in ACRE. Once enrolled, the farm shall
be enrolled for that initial crop year and will
remain in ACRE through the 2012 crop year.
The June 1, 2010, deadline is mandatory
for all participants. USDA will not accept any
late-filed applications.
For more information on DCP or ACRE,
please visit your FSA county office or www.
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Dora E Holloway, 78
CLEWISTON Dora F. Holloway, age 78, of
Clewiston passed away on Oct. 26, 2009, in
Hendry Regional Medical Center, Clewiston.
She was born on Oct. 20, 1931, in Arcadia, to
George Washington and Alma Coe ; I. I
Summeralls.
Survivors include two daughters, Diannie Arm-
strong, Clewiston, Collette (Mike) Scott, West
Palm Beach; two sons, Robert C. Holloway
(Monica Nickeson), Summerland Key, Joey
Scott (Vicki), Okeechobee; three granddaugh-
ters, Mindy (Bill) Brewster, Arkansas, Sara Arm-
strong, Clewiston, Shanna Holloway, West Palm
Beach; three grandsons, Kristopher (Wendy)
Holloway, Clewiston, Trey Armstrong, Clewis-
ton and Kyle Chamblee, West Palm Beach;
three great-grandchildren, Dagan and Darren
Holloway of Clewiston, and Cheyenne Brewster
of Arkansas; one brother, Charlie Summeralls
Bradenton; two sisters, Eva Sapp Clewiston and
Alma Mae Corington Rice West Palm Beach;
and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in
Akin-Davis Funeral Home where visitation was
Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment
will be in Joshua Creek Cemetery in Arcadia.
Pastor John Hicks of the First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston officiated the funeral and
the graveside.

Robert Dale Fielder, 53
LABELLE -Robert Dale Fielder, age 53, of La-
Belle, passed away Oct. 24, 2009, in Tampa.
He was born Dec. 15, 1955, in Clewiston.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Jean
Yelgington Fielder of LaBelle; daughters, Lind-
sey Wiggins (Matt) of Clewiston, and Kim Field-
er of Clewiston; father, James A. Fielder
(Shirley) of Clewiston; mother, Betty Jean Field-
er of Clewiston; brother, Terrel Fielder (Nicole)
of Lakeport; sisters, Lizann Shaw (Donald) of
Clewiston and Lynn Briefman (Sam) of Clewis-
ton; nephews, Wayne and Michael; nieces,
Morgan and Michelle (A.J.); and great-nephew,
Christopher.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, Oct.
30, at First Baptist Church of Clewiston with
Pastor Pedro Cabrera and Pastor Edward Green
officiating. Interment will follow in Ortona Ce-
metery, Moore Haven. Visitation will be today,
Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.


Purchase and Everglades Restoration remains strong


Floridians oppose new
industrial and residential
development in Everglades
Agricultural Area

The Everglades Foundation
Floridians are concerned about the sus-
tainability of drinking water supplies, flood
control protection and the protection of
wildlife, leading to near-universal support
for Everglades restoration as a course of ac-
tion to address the issue.
At the same time, in a recent survey
of registered voters conducted on behalf
of the Everglades Foundation, support
remains strong for the state's plan to pur-
chase 73,000 acres of land from US Sugar
for Everglades restoration. Results show
that 75 percent support the land acquisi-
tion, while 19 percent are opposed, with 6
percent unsure of their position.
This stems from Floridians' long-held
belief that the protection and restoration of
the River of Grass should be a high priority.
Fully 82 percent of the state's voters believe
that Everglades restoration is personally im-
portant to them. Support is strong across
all geographic areas of the state and in all
voter demographic groups.
As the Port of Palm Beach and the state
consider a site for an inland port, 78 percent
of voters support strict land-use controls in
the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) to
block any future commercial or residen-
tial development. The Port of Palm Beach
is expected to vote this week to choose
among four potential sites for the proposed
inland port. Only one of the sites sits within
the EAA.
"What's stunning about these results is
that, regardless of where they live or their
political affiliation, Floridians overwhelm-
ingly recognize the importance of Ever-
glades restoration to protect their water
supply," said Kirk Fordham, CEO of the


Everglades Foundation. "There is a reason
why candidates for public office, on a bi-
partisan basis, continue to focus their atten-
tion on this issue. Voters in this state have
a very strong connection to the Everglades
and cherish the benefits it provides to our
economy and quality of life."
The poll, conducted by the Orlando-
based Kitchens Group, was completed Sep-
tember 20-24, 2009. The telephone survey
interviewed a random sample of 600 likely
voters across the state. The margin of error
for this survey is +/- 4 percent.
Other Survey Findings:
Among the reasons why Florida vot-
ers feel it is important to restore the Ever-
glades:
82 percent think it is important to
combat the effects of climate change and
salt-water intrusion.
91 percent think it is important to pro-
tect recreational opportunities like fishing,
boating, camping and hiking for individuals
and families.
85 percent think it is important for pre-
venting urban sprawl and congestion.
92 percent think it is important to pro-
tect wildlife like the Florida panther and the
Southern bald eagle.
83 percent believe it is important for
providing flood-control protection.
93 percent believe it is important to
help save jobs in the tourism, boating and
fishing industries.
Data regarding party affiliation shows
that 40 percent of voters in the survey said
they were registered Republicans; 44 per-
cent indicated they were Democrats and 14
percent indicated their party affiliation as
"other."
To access the survey executive summa-
ry, please go to the Everglades Foundation
website at: http://www.evergladesfounda-
tion.org/everglades-research-studies.php.
About the Everglades Foundation
The Foundation's position is that the
health of the Everglades is not only vital to


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the environment, but also to the economy
and quality of life in South Florida. The or-
ganization has assembled a team of scien-
tists, policy experts and communications
professionals and works with partners on
several fronts to educate, advocate and
litigate--when necessary--to advance Ever-
glades restoration. In addition, the Foun-
dation provides grants to like-minded local,
national and international organizations
and collaborates with other business, civic
and environmental groups to form coali-
tions and set priorities to move restoration
initiatives forward.
More than seven million people live
in the Everglades watershed and depend
on its natural systems for their livelihood,
food, and drinking water. Florida's boating,
tourism, real estate, recreational and com-
mercial fishing industries all depend on a
healthy Everglades ecosystem, supporting
tens of thousands of jobs and contributing
billions to our economy. Its waters flow
through the Everglades National Park, Big
Cypress National Preserve, Ten Thousand
Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Biscayne
National Park and John Pennekamp Coral
Reef State Park. Together, these parks draw
several million visitors each year, contribut-
ing hundreds of millions of dollars to Flori-
da's tourism economy.
About the Everglades Foundation Mission
The Everglades Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)
(3) not-for-profit, charitable organization
dedicated to protecting and restoring one of
the world's unique natural ecosystems that
provides economic, recreational and life-sus-
taining benefits to the millions of people who
depend on its future health. Since 1993, the
Everglades Foundation has played a leader-
ship role in advancing Everglades restoration
through the advancement of scientifically
sound and achievable solutions. The Founda-
tion seeks to reverse the damage inflicted on
the ecosystem and provide policymakers and
the public with an honest and credible resource
to help guide decision-making on complex res-
toration issues. For more information, please
visit www.evergladesfoundation.org.


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Clewiston Tigers upset



by Green Dragons


By Jeff Barwick
The upstart
Green Dragons reg-
istered a District
2B-6 victory as they
pinned a 14-13 loss
on Clewiston, beat
ing the Tigers with
key plays and a stout
second half defensive effort.
The come from behind home victory re-
sulted in both teams having a 2-1 record in
district play, along with Dunbar and Island
Coast.
With four teams tied for first place, each
team really now controls their destiny in
terms of the playoffs.
The Tigers must beat LaBelle next week
and then Dunbar the following week to
claim the district title.
If they beat LaBelle and lose to Dunbar,
then the playoff fate of the Tigers as district
runner-up representative would depend on
how Lake Placid and Island Coast finish out
in their two remaining district contests.
Things looked promising for the Tigers
early as they took the opening kickoff and
scored on the second play from scrimmage
when senior tailback Chris Herring popped
up the middle, broke clear and raced for an
82 yard score.
Kicker Grant Polhill added the extra
point.
After an exchange of possessions, Lake
Placid drove to the Tiger 14 but a field goal
attempt by kicker Stephen Guelff was wide.
The Tigers couldn't advance the ball and
a short punt gave Lake Placid the ball at the
Tiger 32 with under two minutes left in the
opening period.
On the third snap, tailback Caleb Jones
scampered 18 yards for the score and
Guelff's conversion was good to knot the
score at 7-all.
Clewiston took the following kickoff at
their own 20 after a touchback kickoff and
put together a 9 play scoring drive.
Big plays on the drive were a 33-yard pass
from quarterback Andres Rios to fullback
Fred Washington and another 22-yard con-
nection with wideout Damion Smith.
Chris Herring got the final yard off tackle
for the touchdown.
The Tiger's extra point attempt was
blocked after a mishandle between the snap
and the hold resulted in a late kick.
But, the Tigers went to intermission with
a 13-7 lead.
The second half was mostly Green Drag-
ons as they shut down the Tiger offense.
Clewiston had a golden opportunity in
the third period when they too possession
on the Green Dragon 22 after a short punt.
They drove to the Lake Placid 8 before
defensive back Devontra Flemming picked
off a pass from Tiger quarterback Andres
Rios to kill the drive.
Putting the ball in play at their 23, Lake
Placid put together a 77-yard drive on 12
plays to score with 8:47 left in the game.
Junior quarterback Kirk Veley scored on


a one-yard sneak and Guelff nailed the extra
point to provide the margin of victory.
Tiger coach Joe Roth was disappointed
in his team's effort saying, "We just beat our-
selves tonight on play after play. Now, we've
made it very difficult to compete for a post
season berth."
Clewiston fell to 2-5 overall and the Green
Dragons improved to 4-3 on the season.
Offensively, Herring led all rushers with
172 yards on 21 carries and his two touch-
downs.
But, the telling difference on the night was
the fact that Lake Placid held the Tigers to 50
yards of total offense in the second half.
Defensively, lineman LaMarcus Thicklin,
linebacker Dillon Irey and cornerback Da-
mion Smith each had 6 solo tackles.

Clewiston Lake Placid
Passing (attempts/ comp)
6/3 11/4


Passing (yards / TDs)
52 24
Rushing (attempts/ yards)
39/206
Interceptions
1 0
First Downs
12 12
Punts
4/35.0 5/27.4
Fumbles (total/lost)
2/1 2/1
Penalties ( total/yards)
7/35 4/24


Clewiston
Lake Placid


36/185


7 6 0 0
7 0 0 7


Scoring Plays:

1Q: Clew: Chris Herring 82 yd run (Kick
Grant Polhill)

Lake Placid: Caleb Jones 18 yd run (Kick
Stephen Guelff)

2Q: Clew: Chris Herring 1 yd run (Kick
blocked)

4Q: Lake Placid: Kirk Veley 1 yd run (Kick
Stephen Guelff)

Indiv Stats:

Rushing: Clewiston: Virthavious Robin-
son 9/40; Chris Herring 21/172 2 TD; Andres
Rios 5/-5; Chauncey Thicklin 2/1; Brant Rich-
ardson 1/0; Fred Washington 1/-2.

Passing: Clewiston: Andres Rios 6/3/1 52
yds.

Receiving: Clewiston: Damion Smith
2/28, Fred Washington 1/24.


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Walk in the Past: A scene of Withlacoochee's wounded


By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
On Dec. 28, 1835, Indian agent Thomp-
son and five other Americans were killed by
Seminoles in surprise ambushes outside the
walls of Fort Brooke. In retaliation, General
Clinch marched an army from Fort Drane on
Dec. 29, 1835 to the Seminole nation's heart-
land. The army consisted of 560 mounted
Florida militia and 250 army regulars.
General Clinch wasn't aware that Major
Francis Dade's column (108 men) had previ-
ously marched from Fort Brooke to reinforce
Fort King and was practically annihilated on
Dec. 28, 1835, the same day Indian agent
Thompson and five other persons were
ambushed. Knowledge of Dade's Massacre
would probably have prompted General
Clinch not to march on the Seminoles, until
a better assessment could be made of the
Seminole nation's military strength.
Clinch was hoping to surprise the Semi-
noles, but failed to do so because of poor
military decisions and the mere fact that the
Seminoles had been watching his army's
cumbersome progress, since the day it
marched from Fort Drane. The Seminoles in
turn hoped to ambush the American forces
and had chosen an excellent place along the
banks of the Withlacoochee River where
Clinch's command could easily ford the
river. This crossing would render the Ameri-
cans forces exposed and vulnerable to the
concealed Seminole's withering fire.
General Clinch's scouts missed the fa-
vorable river ford and crossed the With-
lacoochee River with 250 army regulars at
another location, using an ole
leaky canoe that could carry
only eight men per trip. The 250
soldiers set up camp and were
resting with their guns stacked
in an orderly, military fashion We
when a scout rushed from the for tlh
tleman
woods hollering, "Indians." A em
deadly ambush was averted by in Fl
count
the alert scout, but a pending inhabi
disaster still hung over the 250
army regulars, who fought in "Th
classical military ranks, offering alive to
easy targets to the Seminoles' war of
deadly aim. W
habitan
The issuing battle favored the with se
Seminoles, who were threaten- arrived,
ing to overrun the army regu- themth
when ai
lars. Defeat at the hands of the day--a
Seminoles was denied when mangled
Lieutenant Call courageously igs th
themsel
led a bayonet charge, forcing emW,
the Seminoles to withdraw. The in ever
bayonet charge drove the Semi- attack
sacred 1
noles back, saving the army reg- strong,
ulars, who were outnumbered friend
and isolated from the Florida savages
Militia that waited helplessly on lookout
the opposite side of the river, to recei
John Bemrose was an Eng- Officers
and det
lish immigrant, who joined the an deo
American army shortly after his say 500
arrival in 1831. His written eye- Major
witness accounts give us an ac-
curate picture of the wounded
soldiers returning from the Bat- This ni
tie of Withlacoochee. tells of
Bemrose said, "To see the cav- Florida


alcade of wounded and to hear their groans
and cries for water was heart-rending. Each
man was brought on a blanket stretched
across two pine saplings and carried by two
horses. In this mode they brought about 50
fellows who were dangerously wounded."
The arrival of the wounded soldiers put
Bembrose and his medical staff to work im-
mediately, caring for their wounded com-
rades. Bemrose describes the arrival of the
wounded, "Now came my tug of war, being
full of work and giving orders to my atten-
dants to have coffee made in such quantities
as to give to each of the wounded a tin cup
full of this useful beverage. We got our wag-
ons filled with the wounded; the more dan-
gerously wounded were slung in hammocks
between horses. Two or three officers that
were critical cases were carried on litters by
fresh relays of eight men detailed from the
battalion every quarter of a mile. Thus we
progressed 45 miles through this dangerous
and difficult country."
The Battle of Withlacoochee was called
a victory by the American forces because
they had repulsed the Seminole attackers.
In reality, the battle achieved no real military
objectives and proved to be more of a test-
ing ground for the American and Seminole
combatants.
Unknowing to General Clinch, the com-
mander of West Florida, General Gaines,
had received news of the Dade Massacre and
acted promptly. He immediately started pre-
paring his army stationed at New Orleans for
deployment. General Gaines arrived at Fort
Brookes (Tampa Bay area) with 1,100 men
on Feb. 10, 1836 and took to the field Feb.


FROM FLORIDA.
-
are indebted to the politeness of a friend
subjoined extract of a letter from a gen-
Sattached to Major Mountfort's command
rida. It furnishes a more particular ac-
of the distressing and awful situation of the
tants of a part of that devoted territory.
FoaT BROOKE, (Florida,) Jan. 1st, 1836.
rough the interposition of Providence, I am now
let you know it. We are really in the theatre of
the most horrible kind.
e arrived here on Christmas day, and found the-in-
ts flying in from all quarters to camp. MajorDade,
venofficers and 110 men, started the day before we
for Fort King. We were all prepared to overtake
Ie next day, and were upon the eve of departure,
a intervention of circumstances deferred it for one
nd in the course of that day, three soldiers, horribly
d, came into camp,and brought the melancholy tid-
at Major Dade, and every officer and man, except,
ves, were murdered and terribly mangled.
e are at work, night and day, entrenching ourselves
Possible manner. We expect every moment tobe
1, as the savages have sworn we should be all mas-
beforc the 6th of January. We are only about 200
withofficers and men, and about50 citizens and 100
Indians, with their Chief Black Dirt.' The
are said to number 4000. I am ih Major Mount-'
ivate room, now writing, and have to keep a sharp
,so as to retreat at a moment's warning. We hope
ve a reinforcement, when our situation is known.
Sand men are like brothers, encouraging each other,
ermined, with their last breath, to avenge their fall-
rades. If the Indians come upon us in small bodies,
or 600, I am sure wewill beat them off. I am at
M.'s quarters all day, but at my post at night."

Photo/mitchellarchives.com
newspaper article from Jan. 27, 1836
the harrowing battle endured by early
settlers.


13, 1836. Seventy friendly Indians acted as
guides for General Gaine's army as it made
its way to Fort Brooke.
General Gaine's army had marched cau-
tiously for eight days before it came upon
Major Dade's silent army of cadavers, who
lay as they had fallen, since that fateful day,
Dec. 28, 1835. Captain E. A. Hitchcock was
required to make a report and writes a grisly
story.
"We first saw some broken and scattered
boxes; then a cart, the two oxen of which
were lying dead, as if they had fallen asleep,
their yokes still on them; a little to the right
one or two horses were seen. We then came
to a small enclosure, made by felling trees
in such a manner as to form a triangular
breastwork for defense. Within the triangle,
along the north and west faces of it were
about thirty bodies, mostly mere skeletons,
although much of the clothing was left upon
them. These were lying almost every one of
them, in precisely the same position they
must have occupied during the fight, their
heads next to the logs over which they had


delivered their fire, and their bodies stretched
with striking regularity parallel to each other.
They had evidently been shot dead at their
posts, and the Indians had not disturbed
them, except by taking the scalps of most of
them. Advancing about two hundred yards
further, we found a cluster of bodies in the
middle of the road. These were evidently the
advanced guard, in the rear of which was
the body of Major Dade; and to the right, that
of Captain Frasier."
The prophetic words spoken months
before by an angry Osceola to Indian agent
Thompson bore a haunting truth that eerily
foretold the demise of Major Dade and his
men.
In an exchange of angry words, Osceola
was reported to have said, "Am I a Negro, a
slave? My skin is dark, but not black. I am an
Indian -a Seminole. The white man shall
not make me black. I will make the white
man red with blood; and then blacken him
in the sun and rain, where the wolf shall
smell of his bones, and the buzzard live
upon his flesh."


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AUTHORITIES WHO LEVY PROPERTY TAXES WILL BE COLLECTED.
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The Florida Department of Transportation, District One, will conduct an alternatives
public workshop on the proposed improvements to State Road (S.R.) 29 in Hendry
and Glades Counties, Florida. The meeting will be held in an open house format on
Thursday, November 5, 2009, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at the LaBelle Civic Center,
481 Highway 80 West (behind City Hall) in LaBelle, Florida. If severe weather or other
unforeseen conditions cause the workshop to be postponed, it will be held on the alternate
* date of December 3, 2009. The proposed improvement involves adding two lanes to the
existing S.R. 29 from County Road (C.R.) 80A (Cowboy Way) to U.S. 27. The study is also
evaluating alternatives east of LaBelle.


This alternatives public workshop is
being held to present the project
progress to date and obtain ""1 N5
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the alternatives being considered. -
Department representatives will be
available during the meeting to
informally discuss the project and
answer questions. Attendees are
encouraged to come to this meeting
at any time between 5:30 pm and
7:30 pm to review the proposed
transportation improvements. ,
Public participation is solicited without
regard to race, color, national origin, ii
age, sex, religion, disability or family
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you have any questions about the
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at (863) 519-2375, by email to gwen.pipkin@dot.state.fl.us, or by written correspondence to
the Florida Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33831-1249. You may
also visit the project website at www.sr29labelle.com for additional information.

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Staff photographer/Ashley Smith
ACFC Booth
Active Citizens for Children made their appearance at the Fall Festival this
year by offering games, candy, food and a photo booth for residents to en-
joy


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Dressed to impress
The fall festival featured many outstanding costumes, and participants from
all over came to have fun.


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Do it yourself
Clewiston Christian School gave kids a chance to decorate their own baked
goods at the Fall Festival held on Oct. 24.


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Who will win?
These children did all they could to stay upright during the bag/sack race at
the fall festival on Oct. 24.


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Successful reception
One of the indications that this year's fall festival, sponsored by the city of
Clewiston, was a success was in the number of folks who showed up.


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There were games at the fall festival, with
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Land
Continued From Page 1

This week, however, Commissioner Ro-
driguez looked forward to continuing talks
with Hato Potrero.
"We're excited. This is a local company,
a viable company established in Clewiston
that already employs 30 people," the com-
missioner said. "The guy wants to grow his
business in a time when economic condi-
tions are not perfect, but he believes in his
product."
Mr. Rodriguez said he considered the city


Sugar
Continued From Page 1

much of it each year that Clewiston's output
represents a quaint figure in the worldwide
index.
Sugar farming in Florida, in comparison
to other nations, is still a young venture. But
you can't really tell that from the operations
-- automated mills chewing the cane stalks
like tough pieces of bubblegum, machinery
weighing tons shearing the crop from just
above the murky ground.
The whirring and always active refinery
has global technology, from Sweden, South
Africa, etc. Filter systems, centrifuges, ro-
botic arms, vacuums and conveyors all play
their role in the job. Steam is pervasive, es-
caping from pipes throughout, or vents on
the ground. A sweet smell lingers across the
facility.
It is easy to forget that the harvest used to
be the sight of many men in the fields wield-
ing machetes, or earlier, to when horses
would trample the cane to squeeze out the
sugary liquid. The general process remains
unchanged, although the mechanics of it
have been altered in the name of efficiency.
On Friday, contractors suspending them-
selves on the bed of a truck grabbed bushels


"fortunate and lucky" to have piqued in an
interest in company to create somewhere in
the neighborhood of 50 to 60 new jobs.
"The bottom line is that we got to create
jobs out there," he said, adding that there
are plenty of caveats in the city's proposal to
award the land to the company -- proof that
leaders here learned a valuable lesson.
At the mayor's request, Hato Potrero
Farms agreed to start on five acres of land,
with the option of expanding at a later time.
While the city has been courted by Hato
Potrero, that company has yet to provide a
business plan regarding a facility at the lo-
cation, its product or goods to be manufac-
tured, and the specific number of jobs it may


of stalks and tossed handfuls into furrows on
the ground. They were planting new crop. It
is one of the few processes that still require
manual work.
In light of rough economic times, the
South Florida Water Management District
and the company agreed to work on a trans-
action that would make 73,000 acres of land,
a mix of sugar and citrus acreage, available
for an initial $536 million, with a 10-year op-
tion to acquire the remaining 107,000 acres.
Until the land is purchased, the company
will continue farming, leasing each acre of
land for $150 annually.
The fact that the state had to modify its
ambitious plans provides slightly more as-
surance that agriculture will not disappear
all at once -- the New Hope Sugar Company
and Okeelanta Corporation (subsidiaries of
Florida Crystals) and the Miccosukee Tribe
of Florida, have appealed a ruling that would
give the district the authority to sell certifi-
cates of participation to purchase the initial
73,000 acres. If pursued, the case could go to
the Florida Supreme Court for final ruling.
The deal is being watched closely by resi-
dents anxious about a traditional company
town becoming just a town. It is also being
closely followed by environmental groups
who hailed the governor's initiative to revert
the lands for Everglades restoration.
These groups have historically picked


create. City officials are hopeful that that plan
is forthcoming, but talks are still early.
Haro Potrero Farms representatives have
said they are excited by the prospect of mov-
ing to the commerce park, and offered to
structure the land acquisition contract in a
way that is favorable to the city, and, accord-
ing to the minutes of the Oct. 19 city meet-
ing, "in a way that the city would not be in
the same mess it is in with Pranasleep."
During that process, the city will apply for
an extension for the April 2010 target date,
to allow time to put all the necessary paper-
work and plans in action. Steve McKown,
city manager, is confident that the city will
be given that opportunity.


battles against U.S. Sugar.
Phosphorus is a bad word. High levels of
it being released into the nearby water have
been pinned to farming practices. Result-
ing regulations mandate specific goals, all
of which U.S. Sugar is easily meeting, Ms.
Sanchez said; in some cases, far exceeding
requirements.
"Here, it's called Black Gold; there, it's
called pollution," she said, pointing first to
the black muck and then to the Miami Canal
to its left. She defends what she believes are
naturally occurring phosphorus in the black
dirt, an issue that goes back centuries, she
said.
In any case, the plan to sell acres of land
is a good thing, company leaders say.
She notes a changing in opinion: agri-
culture, people are seeing, serves the en-
vironment in a more positive manner than
development. After all, farmers are the fore-
most environmentalists, and they depend
on a healthy ecology as their way of life, she
said.
The environmental groups have had
much to say, specifically in reference to
phosphorus levels, and the role of agricul-
ture in contributing to it.
What is their most direct criticism?
"That we're here," she said.
It's strange to note that the company and
these environmentalists now share the same


"I don't see us losing that grant money,"
the manager said. "Us being in a region of
economic concern as we're designated in
Florida, I think the state government will
relax a little bit as it pertains," to grant fund-
ing.
Asked what may have led to the mattress
company not going forward with its plans,
the newly hired city manager could not say
precisely why.
"That was before my time," said a
thoughtful Mr. McKown. "Everything was
going well, until it came time to build a
building."
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


goal, even though company officials contin-
ue to provide reminders that it was the gov-
ernor who made an offer to buy U.S. Sugar,
not an executive inside the company.
Despite all of the concerns, the company
forges ahead, Ms. Sanchez said.
This year, it plans to harvest 165,000 acres
of sugarcane, which company officials say
should yield approximately 6.4 million tons
of sugarcane. It may also repeat last year's
practice of refining raw sugar shipped in
from Mexico.
It should be no sweat for the world's
"largest fully integrated sugar processing fa-
cility," Ms Sanchez said.
The permanence of the harvest is marked
in the composure of local birds. They must
already know the routine, Ms. Sanchez says,
while watching as they swoop down in large
flocks and the rest of the way hop small
penguin-like jumps inches from the heavy
machinery. Some wait on the edges of the
canal, others more daring treading about
the flames from a flash fire. They don't care
about the cane; they're there for the insects
and wayward pests that are forced from the
brush.
One wonders how long it would take for
them to become unaccustomed to such buf-
fets, or if they'll ever have to.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


Briefs cont.


be served while supplies last. A costume
parade will be held every 45 minutes with
prizes for the cutest and most creative cos-
tumes.
All of this family fun is free as our gift
to our community. For more information
please call 863-983-5269

Tobacco-Free and Drug-Free
meetings
Tobacco-Free Partnership will have a
meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m., and
Drug Free Hendry Coalition will have its
meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m.
Both meetings will be held at The Carl-
son Methodist Church located at 310 Camp-
bell Street in LaBelle. Everyone is welcome
and invited to attend. For more information
contact Valarie James at 863-674-4041, ext.
128 or Jeni Dyess at 863-674-4041, ext. 143.

Cancer survivors we want


you
If you are a cancer survivor we need
you to fill out a cancer survivor form. These
forms are sent to the American cancer soci-
ety. All mailings will come from them. Your
information is kept confidential.
You should be able to get this form from
your local pharmacy. Forms need to re-
newed every year. Filling out this form will
make it possible for you to be notified of
special events for you the survivor. We want
to celebrate with you.

H.R.M.C Tree Lighting
Recognize friends and family during
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H.R.M.C's Foundation's 2009 Lights of Love
Tree Lighting Campaign.
For more information please call 863-
983-2735. Tree lighting ceremonies will be
held on Tuesdays Dec. 1 in Labelle, and Dec.
8 in Clewiston.


CHS Students and Athletes of the Month


September 2009

Clewiston High School has chosen their
students and athletes of the month for Sep-
tember 2009!


Brittini Lallo.


James Big-
ham.


CHS Students of the Month are students
who work hard, put forth great effort in all
that they do, are honest, reliable and de-
pendable. Great job to James Bigham
11th grade and Brittini Lallo -12th grade.
James & Brittini also set a good example


for the rest of the student body.









Katharine Willie Hug-
Whidden. gins.

Our Athletes of the Month for Septem-
ber 2009 are Willie Huggins 12th grade
and Katharine Whidden -12th grade.
These hardworking athletes always try
their best and always put forth extra ef-
fort in both practices and events. Willie &
Katharine are definitely team leaders who
are also honest, reliable and dependable.
Congratulations to these athletes!


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000476
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR WFHET
2006-2,
Paintiff,
CARLOS A. SANDOVAL, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated August 28, 2009
and entered in Case No. 26-2009-
CA-000367 of the Circuit Court of
the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in
and for HENDRY County, Flonda
wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
WFHET 2006-2, is the Plaintiff and
CARLOS A. SANDOVAL; MARA
PANIAGUA; MORTGAGE ELECTRON-
IC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, IN-
CORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE A
DIVISION OF WELLS FARGO BANK
NA; PORT LA BELLE UNIT THREE
PROPERTY HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
CIATION, INC.-DISSOLVED; 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
HENRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11:00AM, on the 16th day of
December, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Rnal Judgment:
LOT 7, BLOCK 2122, OF PORT
LABELLE UNIT 2, A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 5013 QUEBEC 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 Lls Pndens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Sept. 22, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: /s/D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Ronda Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Ronda 33622-5018
F08078787 NMNC-CONY-R-khartmaler
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
tcipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
335672 CN 10/29;11/5/09




NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housin Commission of
Clewiston, LaBelle and Hendry
County will hold the Regular Monthly
Meeting on Thursday, November 5,
2009 at 5:00 PM. at The Greentree
South Community Center at LaBelle,
Ronda, Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that may
be brought before the Housing Com-
mission. Any person or persons
wishing to appeal any decision made
at such meeting must ensure that a
verbatim record is made upon which
the appeal is to be based.
The meeting will include any busi-
ness before the "Hendry County
Non-Profit Housing, Inc."
337268 CB/CN 10/29/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-001034
DIVISION:
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE AC-
QUISITION TRUST 2006-WF1
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARCOS A. ALVAREZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated Octo-
ber 5, 2009 and entered in Case
No. 26-2008-CA-001034 of the
Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH
Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY
County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN
MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST
2006-WF1, is the Plaintiff and
MARCOS A. ALVAREZ; WILLIAM
ARNULFO ALVARADO; NOHELIA
V. MENDOZA; TENANT #1 N/K/A
CARLOTA OBEGON; are the De-
fendants, 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 ADMIN-
ISTRATION BUILDING CORNER
OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA AT
11:00 AM, on the 11th day of
Nov., 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said final Judgment:
LOT 6, BLOCK 2122, OF PORT
LABELLE UNIT 3, A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 5011 QUEBEC 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 Pends must
file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on October 16, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
**See Americans with Disabiliies
Act** In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities act,
persons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding 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;
1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than seven
(7) days prior to this proceeding.
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NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
HENDRY COUNTY

The Board of County Commission-
ers of Hendry County, Flonda hereby
gives notice of meebng cancellations
and location changes. The Board's
regularly scheduled meetings of No-
vember 24, 2009 and December 22,
2009, have been canceled. The
Board's November 10, 2009 meeting
will be held in the Commission
Room, Hendry County Courthouse,
25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, La-
Belle, Flonda, at 5:00 p.m. The
Board's December 8, 2009 meeting
will be held in the Commission
Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West
Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Flonda,
at 5:00 p.m.
If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any
matter discussed at such meeting,
he/she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Flonda
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CA-000259
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company,
as Trustee under NovaStar Mortgage
Funding Trust, Series 2006-6
Plaintiff
vs.
VILMA MESA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
VILMA MESA; MISAEL QUINTANA A/K/A
MISAEL QUINTAQNA; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MISAEL QUINTANA;; UN-
KNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants

RENOTICEQOF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated 10/5/2009, and
entered in Case No. 2008-
CA-000259, of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
GLADES County, Flonda. Deutsche
Bank Natonal Trust Company, as
Trustee under NovaStar mortgage
Funding Trust, Series 2006-6 is
Paintiff and VILMA MESA; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF VILMA MESA;
MISAEL QUINTANA A/K/A MISAEL
QUINTAQNA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MISAEL QUINTANA; UNKNOWN
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY;are defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash At Te Front Steps
Of The Courthouse, at 500 Avenue J,
Moore Haven in Glades County,
Flonda, at 11:00 a.m., on this 12th
day of November, 2009, the follow-
ing descnbed property as set forth in
said Rnal Judgment, to wit:
A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN
THE NORTHERLY EXTENSION OF
LOT 3, BETWEEN THE MEANDER
LINE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE AND
THE PRESENT RIGHT-OF-WAY OF
HOOVER DIKE IN FRACTIONAL SEC-
TION 12, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH,
RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID SECTION 12;
THENCE SOUTH 8902607" WEST,
ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY
LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, A DIS-
TANCE OF 988.32 FEET TO AN IN-
TERSECTION WITH THE
SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE
WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 3 (SOUTH
FLORIDA FARMS COMPANY SUBDI-
VISION OF THE EAST HALF OF SEC-
TION 12); THENCE NORTH
00002'38" EAST ALONG SAID WEST
BOUNDARY OF LOT 3, A DISTANCE
OF 2844.02 FEET TO AN INTERSEC-
TION WITH THE MEANDER LINE OF
LAKE OKEECHOBEE AND THE POINT
OF BEGINNING OF THE DESCRIP-
TION; THENCE SOUTH 36050'44"
EAST ALONG SAID MEANDER LINE,
A DISTANCE OF 466.50 FEET TO A
COUNTY ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY;
THENCE SOUTH 74041'50" EAST
ALONG SAID ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY
A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 00002'38" EAST A
DISTANCE OF 20.00 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 7404150" WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 11.97 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 36050'44" WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 192.00 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 00002'38" EAST A DISTANCE
OF 627.44 FEET TO THE PRESENT
SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
OF HOOVER DIKE; THENCE NORTH
58039'41" WEST ALONG SAID
RIGHT-OF-WAY OF HOOVER DIKE, A
DISTANCE OF 15.02 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 6903941" WEST CONTINU-
ING ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY
OF HOOVER DIKE, A DISTANCE OF
174'06 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION
WITH THE NORTHERLY EXTENSION
OF THE SAID WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE SOUTH
00002'38" WEST ALONG SAID EX-
TENSION OF THE WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF LOT 3 A DISTANCE OF
490.36 FEET TO THE SAID POINT-
OF-BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIP-
TION.
A person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the is pendens but file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 12th day of Oct., 2009.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of said Court

By: Jennifer Bevis
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 partic-
pate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to provisions
of certain assistance. Pease 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
Flonda Relay Services).
336802 GCD 10/22,29/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.
262008CA000214XXXXXX
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR MOR-
GAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC.
TRUST 2006-HE5, MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-HE5,
Paintiff,
vs,
DON J. RUSSELL, et al
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Summary Final
Judgment of foreclosure dated Sep-
tember 8, 2008 and an Order Reset-
ting Sale dated October 7, 2009, and
entered in Case No.
262008CA000214XXXXXX of the Cir-
cult Court of the Twentieth Judicial
Circuit in and for Hendry County,
Honda, where DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUS-
TEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS
CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-HE5,
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE5 is
Plaintiff and DON J. RUSSELL; BANK
OF AMERICA, N.A.; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.
2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A
NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS AC-
TION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash on the Second Floor in front of
the Main Clerk's Office at the Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 East Hick-
pochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 in
Hendry County, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on November 18, 2009, the fol-
lowing descnbed property as set
forth in said Order or Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 11, AND THE WEST 1/2 OF
LOT 10, PALMDALE SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SUPRLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodation to
participate in his proceeding should
contact the Clerk of the Court not
later than five business days pnor to
the proceeding at the Hendry County
Courthouse. Telephone
941-675-5217 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Ronda Relay Service.
DATED at LaBelle, Ronda, on
October 21, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
As Clerk of the Court
By: /S/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT& DIAZ, PA.
Attomeys for Plaintiff
PO Box 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
337223 CN 10/29;11/05/09




NOTICE OF JOINTWORKSHOP
BETWEEN THE
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND
THE LEE COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Notice is hereby given that the
Hendry County Board of County
Commissioners and the Lee County
Board of County Commissioners will
hold a workshop to discuss items of
mutual interest at 1:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at
the Dallas B. Townsend Agncultural
Extension Office, 1085 Pratt Boule-
vard, LaBelle, Flonda.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Ronda
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
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IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CA-000983
SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff
v.
JOHN W DAVIS, IV; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOHN W. DAVIS, IV; JU-
LIE K. DAVIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JULIE K. DAVIS; CITY OF LA-
BELLE,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JULIE K.
DAVIS, and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under or
against the above named Defendant,
who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties
claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, li-
enors, creditors, trustees, spouses,
or other claimants.

Current Residence Unknown, but
whose last known address was:
11290 Heron Bay Blvd., #2022,
Coral Springs, FL 33076
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the
following property in HENDRY
County, Florida, to-wit:
THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE
NORTH 125.00 FEET OF BLOCK
32, GOODNO'S SUBDIVISION
OF LABELLE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 47,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING
AND BEING IN HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BE-
GINNING AT THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 32:
THENCE NORTH 8845'15h
EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY OF WASHING-
TON AVENUE, A DISTANCE OF
184.81 FEET, THENCE SOUTH
0000'26" EAST, A DISTANCE
OF 125.03 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 88045'15" WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 184.83 FEET TO
THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF
ELM STREET; THENCE ALONG
SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY, NORTH
00000'00" EAST, A DISTANCE
OF 125.03 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
wntten defenses, if any, to it on
Robert M. Coplen, Esquire, Robert
M. Coplen, PA.,, 10225 Ulmerton
Road, Suite 5A, Largo, FL 33771, on
or before 11/23/09 or within thirty
(30) days after the first publication
of this Notice of Action, and file the
onginal with the Clerk of this Court
at 25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL
33975, either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default wil
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Court on this 14th day of October,
2009.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Court

By: /S/ R. DE LA CRUZ
Deputy Clerk
336472 CN 10/22,29/09 Deputy Cle




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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOW-
ING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 11/13/2009 10:00 am at 74
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20mt
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Case #: 2008-CA-000197
Novastar Mortgage, Inc.
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Ibrahmn Gonzalez and Bertlla Gonzalez,
husband and wife; Mortgage Electronic
Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee
for Encore Credit Corp.;
Defendantss.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure
sale dated October 6, 2009 entered in
Civil Case No. 2008-CA-000197 of the
Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit
in and for Hendry County, Florida,
wherein Novastar Mortgage, Inc., Plain-
tiff and Ibrahin Gonzalez and Bertila
Gonzalez, husband and wife are defen-
dant(s), 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
COURTHOUSE, BEINGG THE 2ND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M, on November 18, 2009, the
following descnbed property as set forth
in said Rnal Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 2, BLOCK C, OF GOLFVIEW
SUBDIVISION, IN CLEWIS-
TON, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS DESCRIBED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 90, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTERTHE SALE.
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 DISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT HENRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE
AVENUE, 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 IM-
PAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at LABELLE, Flonda, this 20th
day of October, 2009.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OFTHE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
BY: /S/ D. HAMMOND
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa, Flonda 33618
08-092724
337221 CN 10/29;11/5/09




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-1326 CA

HOME FINANCING CENTER, INC.
Plaintff
vs.
MARIA A. HADDOCK, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to the Rnal Judgment entered in
this case now pending in said Court,
the style of which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash on the 2nd Floor of
the Clerk of Circuit Courts office,
Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E.
Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle, FL
33935, on the 18th day of Novem-
ber, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
THE WEST ONE-HALF OF LOT
17, ALL OF LOT 18, 19 AND
BLOCK 11, BELMONT SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 9, 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.
ORDERED at HENDRY County,
Flonda, this 21st day of October,
2009.
Barbara S. Butler
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry, Flonda
By: /S/ D. HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 09-440-CA

WACHOVIA BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff
V
AGUSTIN DERAS, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AGUSTIN DERAS, UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN
TENANT #2, UNKNOWN TENANT
#3, UNKNOWN TENANT #4, the
names being fictious to account for
parties in possession,
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
AGUSTIN DERAS
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
20535 Silver Leaves Dnve,
San Antonio, TX 78264
AND TO: Al persons claiming an in-
terest by through, under, or against
the aforesaid Defendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property located in
HENDRY County, Flonda:
LOT 29, BLOCK 2109, PORT
LABELLE UNIT 3, A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, OE
THE PUBLIC RECORDS O-
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Has been filed against you, and you
are required to serve a copy of wnt-
ten defenses, if any, to this acton
on Kelley & Fulton, PA., Attomeys
for Plaintiff, whose address is 1665
Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., the Forum-
Suite 1000, West Palm Beach, FL
33401, and file the original with the
Clerk within 30 days after the first
date of publication of this notice, or
on or before November 7, 2009; oth-
erwise a default judgment may be
entered against you for relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF
SAID COURT on this 7th day of Oc-
tober, 2009.
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: /s/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 09-440-CA

WACHOVIA BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff
V
AGUSTIN DERAS, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AGUSTIN DERAS, UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN
TENANT #2, UNKNOWN TENANT
#3, UNKNOWN TENANT #4, the
names being fictious to account for
parties in possession,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: AUGUSTIN DERAS
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
20535 Silver Leaves Dnve,
San Antonio, TX 78264
AND TO: All persons claiming an in-
terest by through, under, or against
the aforesaid Defendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property located in
HENDRY County, Flonda:
LOT 29, BLOCK 2109, PORT
LABELLE UNIT 3, A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, OE
THE PUBLIC RECORDS O-
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Has been filed against you, and you
are required to serve a copy of wnt-
ten defenses, if any, to this acton
on Kelley & Fulton, P.A., Attor-
neys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 1665 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
the Forum-Suite 1000, West
Palm Beach, FL 33401, and file
the original with the Clerk within 30
days after the first date of publica-
tion of this notce, or on or before
November 7, 2009; otherwise a de-
fault judgment may be entered
against you for relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF
SAID COURT on this 7th day of Oc-
tober, 2009.
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY /s/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 09-89CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JANET E. ROWE,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Janet E. Rowe, deceased, whose
date of death was September 6,
2009, and whose social security
number is ***-**-6457 is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is RO. Box 1760, La Belle,
Fl 33975. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate
on whom a copy ofthis notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publicaton of this
notice is October 22, 2009.
Barbara Selby
Personal Representative
1513 Turkey Run Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
Ralph Elver
Florida Bar Number 215848
Ralph Elver, PA.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
PO. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
(863) 675-5800
(863) 675-4998 Fax
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000367
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
EDWARD M. BROWN, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated August 28, 2009
and entered in Case No. 26-2009-
CA-000367 of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for HENDRY County, Florida wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the
Plaintiff and EDWARD M. BROWN;
LINDA A. BROWN are the Defen-
dants, 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 COR-
NER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at
11:00AM, on the 16th day of Decem-
ber, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 9 BELMONT WOODS, A
SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 107, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 455 CHRISTOPHER
COURT, 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 Sept. 22, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
Ronda Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Ronda 33622-5018
F08078787 NMNC-CONY-R-khartmal-
er
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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REQUEST FOR BIDS
SUPPLY VARIOUS LOCAL ROAD MATERIALS TO HENDRY COUNTY
BID NUMBER: 2010-02
OPENING DATE AND TIME: November 4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners o
Hendry County, Flonda, "Supply Vanous Local Road Materials to Hendry
County". In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board ol
County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hend-
ry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Flondc
by November 4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this re
quest will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Bids re
ceived after this date and time will not be opened or considered.
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the
Henry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee Street, La
Belle, Flonda (for pick up), Post Ofice Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mal-
ing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, tc
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or tc
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or al
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or ir
its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and Drug/Smoke Free Wrk Place.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Board of County Commissioners
336833 CB/CN 10/22,29/09

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Is hereby given that on 11-14-2009 al
12:00pm at Save A Buck Self Storage. Located at 2980 E. Main Streel
(HWY 441) in Pahokee, FL 33476 Property contained in the following units
will be sold to the highest bidder to satisfy the owners lien for rent under
Ronda statute 83.801 et seq. Auction is with reserve. Save A Buck Sell
Storage reserves the night to set minimum bids and to refuse bids. CASH
ONLY, or otherwise will be disposed of with. T Ford #1-9 L. Fleming #I-7
S. Spencer #1-2 D. Alen #513 C. Jackson #511 T Butler #509 J. Marshal
#505 A. Symons #506 G. Brown #503 T Jackson #419 I. Kyles #417 Mrs
Corbett #412 J. Daniels #216 W. Pttman #411 Catholic Chanties #410 K
Brown #403 A. Graham #227 A. Taylor #214 M. Tate #211 T Bush #21C
A. Biggs #206 R. Everett #204 E. Gurdian #203 L. Miller #124 Q Miller
#122 Q. Miller #123 B. Mcneal #118 D. Walker #115 C. Robertson #112
K. Murph #108 C. Frednck #107 J. Smith #106 L. Tomlin #104 L. Bndges
#101 A. Stevens #lot space (car) K. Martin #Cont 3 Mrs. heavy #Cont 7
Mrs. Pavy #Cont 8 L. Joseph #Cont 9 For further information please cal
561-924-2007.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2003-994-CA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, act-
Ing through the United States De-
partment of Agnculture, Rural
Development, f/k/a Farmers Home
Administration,
Plaintiff
vs.
LAURITA Y SMALL, a single person;
and HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Summary Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered on No-
vember 22, 2004, and this Court's
Order Setting Foreclosure Sale en-
tered on Oct. 14, 2009, by the above
entitled Court in the above styled
cause, the undersigned Clerk of
Court or any of his duly authorized
deputes, will sell the property situat-
ed in Hendry County, Flonda, de-
scnbed as:
Lot 10 in Block F of SOUTH
RIDGE SUBDIVISION, accord-
ing to the plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 4, pages 98
and 99 of the public records of
HendryCounty, Florida.
at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash on Nov. 18th,
2009, at 11:00 A.M., in front of the
Office of Clerk of Circuit Court, 2nd
Floor Hallway, Administration Build-
ing, Hendry County Courthouse, La-
belle, Flonda, subject to all ad
valorem taxes and assessments for
the real property described above.
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 SIXTY (60)
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODA-
TION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT
THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATOR, 1700 MONROE STREET,
3RD FLOOR, FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
33901, TELEPHONE (941) 335-2299,
WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS
OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE.
IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD)
1-800-955-8771, OR VOICE (V)
1-800-955-8770, VIA FLORIDA RE-
LAY SERVICE.
DATED on Oct. 19, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Office Box 1760
LaBelle, FL 33975
BY /S/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CASE # 2008-CA-000197
Division #:
UNC:
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
IBRAHIN GONZALEZ AND BER-
TILA GONZALEZ, husband and
wife; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
as nominee for ENCORE CREDIT
CORP.
Defendantss.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order rescheduling foreclosure
sale dated October 6, 2009 entered
in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-000197 of
the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial
Circuit in and for Hendry County,
Florida, wherein Novastar Mortgage,
Inc., Plaintiff and Ibrahin Gonzalez
and Bertila Gonzalez, husband and
wife are defendantss, 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 NENDRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, at
11:00 A.M., November 11, 2009, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK C, OF GOLFVIEW
SUBDIVISION, IN CLEWISTON,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS DESCRIBED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 90, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 9th
day ofOctober, 2009.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
By: D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN
10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Suite 112
Tampa, FL 33618
(813)880-8888
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at 5:05
p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hick-
poochee Avenue, LaBelle, Ronda, to consider an ordinance relating to the
Local Planning Agency:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-51 OF THE HENDRt
COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTION
1-51-1.1, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MEMBERSHIP
OF THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT,
SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIV-
ENER'S ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the pro
posed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter considered at this heanng, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on week-
days between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the
Clerk, 2nd Floor, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue
LaBelle, Flonda.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairperson
337402 CB/CN 10/29/09

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the Distnct One Office untl 2:00 PM. on Thursday,
November 19, 2009, for the following Proposals:
E1H38- A Certification of Qualificaton is not required for renovations to a
Weigh Station in Charlotte County. Budget Estimate: $145,000.00
E1H57-This project is reserved for bidding by "Small Businesses".
A Certification of Qualification is not required for drainage improvements
in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $225,444.00
E1H78- A Certification of Qualification is not required for storm pond mow-
ing & hitter removal in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate:
$20,000.00
Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
our website at http//www dot state fl us/contractsadministrationdisbtrctl/
#PLANHOLDERS%20LIST: or by calling (863) 519-2559.
337048 CGS 10/29;11/5/09


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R Scott Cooper DATE: 11/17/09
SUBJECT AREA: 226A Personal and Bereavement Leave
(with Compensation)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the
policy for personal and bereavement leave (with compensation) for admin
istrators, adminstrativesupport, non-instructional
bargaining and non-bargaining personnel.
CITATION OF LE-
GAL AUTHORITY: 1012.66, 1012.22, 1012.61 (2) 2,
1001.42,1001.43, 1001.41, 1001.49 (3), 1001.51 and 1012.23 F S. and
6A-1.079 S. B. R..
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1012.66, 1012.22,
1012.61 (2)2, 1001.42,1001.43, 1001.41, 1001.49 (3), 1001.51 and
1012.23 ES. and 6A-1,079 S. B.R.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained,
without cost, at the Ofice of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for per-
sonal and bereavement leave (with compensation) for administrators, ad
ministrative support, non-instructional bargaining and non-bargaining
personnel.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will
create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100 00 except
for the costs of printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board
Meeting Room, 25 E Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p m. or as
soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on November 17, 2009
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with informa-
tion regarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a
proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within
21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in wanting and not deemed unnecessary by the Agen
cy Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to
be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public heanng on this proposed rule
is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the
Superintendent of Schools, in wanting, within 21 days after publication ol
this notice. The request shall specify how the person requestng the public
hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon
appropnate request,. shall give affectedpersons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration
Notice: Inspection and copying of all wntten matenals constituting public
records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by
request, in wanting, to the Supenntendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be jud-
clally noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making
proceeding The School Board may incorporate maternal by reference into
the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodaton in order to participate in this pro
cess, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Ronda 33935 at least 48 hours
pnor to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of
the proposed rule shall be filed in the Ofice of the Supenntendent of
Schools pursuant to 120 54(3)(e), F S
336808 CGS 10/22,29;11/5/09 CB 11/5/09

HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R Scott Cooper DATE: 11/17/09
SUBJECT AREA: 221A Terminal Pay
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the
policy for terminal pay for administators, administratve support, non-in
structional bargaining and non-bargaining personnel
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1012.61, 1012 65, 1012 27 100142 and
100143 F S
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1012 61, 1012 65, 1012 27
100142 and 100143 F S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained,
without cost, at the Ofice of the Superintendent of Schools
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for termi-
nal pay for administrators, administrative support, non-instructional bar
gaining and non-bargaining personnel
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will
create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except
for the costs of printing and distributions
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board
Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p m or as
soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on November 17, 2009.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with informa-
tion regarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a
proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within
21 days after publication of this notice
Notice: If requested in wanting and not deemed unnecessary by the Agen
cy Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to
be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public heanng on this proposed rule
is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the
Superintendent of Schools, in wanting, within 21 days after publication ol
this notice The request shall specify how the person requesting the public
hearing would be affected by the proposed rule The School Board,..upon
appropnate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration
Notice: Inspection and copying of all wntten matenals constituting public
records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by
request, in wanting, to the Supenntendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judi
clally noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making
proceeding The School Board may incorporate maternal by reference into
the proposed rule
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this pro
cess, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Ronda 33935 at least 48 hours
pnor to the meeting or workshop
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of
the proposed rule shall be filed in the Ofice of the Supenntendent of
Schools pursuant to 120 54(3)(e), F S
336805 CGS 10/22,29/11/5/09 CB 11/5/09


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R Scott Cooper DATE: 11/17/09
SUBJECT AREA: 339 Homeless Students
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the
policy for Homeless Students
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001 42, 1001.43, 1003 01(12), 1003
21 F S ; The McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C.
11431-11436; Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education
Act, 20 U.S.O 6311-6315; The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
20 U S C. 1400 et seq..; April 6, 2002 Policy of the Child Nutrition Division
of the US Department of Agriculture and June 5, 1992 Plicy of the Admin-
istration for Children and Families of the US Department of Health and Hu-
man Services
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.42, 1001 43,
1003.01(12), 1003 21 F S ; The McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act,
42 U.S.O 11431-11436; Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act, 20 U S C. 6311-6315; The Individuals with Disabilities Edu-
cation Act 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq ; Apl 6, 2002 Policy of the Child Nutn-
ion Division of the US Department of Agnculture and June 5, 1992 Policy
of the Administration for Children and Families of the US Department of
Health and Human Services
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained,
without cost, at the Office of the Supenntendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The proposed rule establishes the policy for home-
less students
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will
create no additional distinct economic impact in excess of $100.00 except
for the costs of pnnting and distnbutions
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board
Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on November 17, 2009
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with informa-
ion regarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a
proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in wanting within
21 days after publication of this notice

Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agen-
cy Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a hme and date to
be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule
is to request, in wanting, a heanng The request shall be submitted to the
Supenntendent of Schools, in wanting, within 21 days after publication of
this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public
heanng would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon
appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public
records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by
request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any maternal which may be judi
cially noticed and to incorporate them into he record of the rule making
proceeding. The School Board may incorporate maternal by reference into
the proposed rule
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
cess, please notify the Supenntendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Flonda 33935 at least 48 hours
pnor to the meeting orworkshop
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of
the proposed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Supenntendent of
Schools pursuant to 120 54(3)(e), F S
336810 CGS 10/22,29;11/5/09 CB 11/5/09


REQUEST FOR BIDS
Bid No. 2010-04

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of
Hendry County, Flonda, at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the
Hendry County Courhouse Complex, 25 E. Hckpochee Ave., LaBelle, Flon
da 33935, until 2:00 p.m. EST, Monday, November 30, 2009, for "LaBelle
Sports Complex"' Bids will be opened on Monday, November 30, 2009, at
2 p.m. EST or shortly thereafter, in the Clerk's Office, Second Floor of the
C. E. Hall Building in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hick-
pochee Ave. LaBelle, Flonda.
A copy of the Bidder's Instructions, Specifications and Bid Documents can
be obtained from the office of the Hendry County Purchasing Department,
located at 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle, Flonda 33935, Post Office Box 2340, La-
Belle, Rorda 33975, or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
A Pre-bid Conference will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at 5
p.m., at the Hendry LaBelle Recreation Office, 310 W Cowboy Way, La-
Belle, Florida. Prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to attend.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all
Bids, with or without cause and/or accept the Bid that, in its judgment, will
be in the best interest of the County. Bid awards will be made in accor-
dance with Hendry County Ordinance No. 2001-08.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Board of County Commissioners
Hendry County, Florida
336879 CB/CN 10/22,29/09

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the
following applications) for permit have been received for projects) in
Hendry County:
Collier Enterprises Management Inc (Gum Swamp Farm) 975 New Harvest
Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142, has submitted Application 090914-3 for a Wa-
ter Use Permit to irngate 1266.87 acres of agncultural lands. The water
will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiaml and Water Table Aquifers and
the project is located in Sections 19-21,27-30, Township 47 South, Range
31 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action re-
garding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management
District, Attn: Environmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West
Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be re-
ceived by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy
of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further
proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be ob-
tained by accessing the District's website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting
the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page.
Substantially affected persons are enttled to request an administrative
heanng regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written re-
quest after reviewing the staff report.
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REQUEST FOR BIDS
SUPPLY FUEL TO HENDRY COUNTY
BID NUMBER: 2010-01
OPENING DATE AND TIME: November 18, 2009 AT 2:00 P.M.
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of
Hendry County, Flonda, "Supply Fuel to Hendry County". In order to be
considered, bids 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, Flonda by November 18, 2009
at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in
the presence of one or more witnesses. Bids received after this date and
bme will not be opened or considered.
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the
Hendr County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee Street, La-
Belle, onda (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, F 33975 (mailing
address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and Drug/Smoke Free Wrk Place.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Board of County Commissioners
336832 CB/CN 10/22,29;11/5,12/09



NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Wnt of Execution, issued in the
Circuit Court of Dade County, Flonda, on the 25th day of January, 2005
in the cause wherein Eastpoint Suppliers, Inc. is plainmff and Edward
Sarduy & Maria Sarduy a/k/a Maria Piz a/k/a Maria Pierce, Orlan-
do Piz, and Union Planters Bank is defendant, being Case number
03-15145CA05, in said Court, I, Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry
County, Flonda, have levied upon all the night, btle and interest of the de-
fendant Edward Sarduy & Maria Sarduy a/k/a Maria Piz a/k/a Ma-
ria Pierce, Orlando Piz, and Union Planters Bank, in and to the
following descnbed property, to-wit:
Lot Four (4) In Block 384 of the General Plan of Clewiston, Flonda as re-
vised September 7, 1937 according to the plat recorded n Plate Book 2,
Pages 71 to 78 inclusive if the current Public Records of Hendry County,
Honda
And on the 19th day of November, 2009 at the Hendry County Shenff's
Office, LaBelle, Flonda, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as
possible, I will offer for sale all the said defendant's, Edward Sarduy &
Maria Sarduy a/k/a Maria Piz a/k/a Maria Pierce, Orlando Piz, and
Union Planters Bank, night, title and interest in the aforesaid property, at
public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all pnor liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for CASH IN
HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of
costs and the satisfaction of the above-descnbed execution.
Steve Whidden
Sheriff
Hendry County, Flonda
By: Lieutenant Andy Lewis
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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R. Scott Cooper DATE: 11/17/09
SUBJECT AREA: 223A Vacations and Holidays
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the
policy for vacations and holidays for Administrators, Administrative Sup-
port, Non-Instructional Bargaining and Non-Bargaining personnel
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001 41, 1012 22, 1001 42 and 1001.43
FS
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001 41, 1012 22, 1001 42
and 1001.43 FS
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained,
without cost, at the Office of the Supenntendent of Schools
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The proposed rule establishes the policy for vaca-
tions and holidays for Administrators, Administrahve Support, Non-Instruc-
tional Bargaining and Non-Bargaining personnel.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will
create no additional distinct economic impact in excess of $100 00 except
for the costs of pnnting and distnbutions
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board
Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p, m. or as
soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on November 17, 2009
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with informa-
tion regarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a
proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in wanting within
21 days after publicahon of this notice.
Notice: If requested in wanting and not deemed, unnecessary by the Agen-
cy Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to
be advertised in the future
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule
is to request, in wanting, a heanng The request shall be submitted to the
Supenntendent of Schools, in wnting, within 21 days after publication of
this notice The request shall specifyhow the person requesting the public
heanng would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board,-upon
appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public
records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by
request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools
Notice: The School Board may recognize any maternal which may be judi-
cially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making
proceeding The School Board may incorporate maternal by reference into
the proposed rule
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
cess, please notify the Supenntendent of Schools at (863) 6744642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Flonda 33935 at least 48 hours
pnor to the meeting or workshop
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of
the proposed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Supenntendent of
Schools pursuant to 120 54(3)(e), F S
336806 CGS 10/22,29; 11/5 CB 11/5/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No.: 09-CA-054768
FIRST AMERICAN BANK,
Plaintiff,
VS
REAL PROPERTIES OF SOUTH WEST FLORIDA, INC. A/K/A REAL PROPER-
TIES OF SOUTH WEST FLORIDIA, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, COZA-
VA PROPERTIES, INC., JOHN W KEENAN, JR., CITY OF CAPE CORAL,THE
BANYAN VILLAGE UNIT TEN PROPERTY OWNER'S ASSOCIATION, THE
RAINTREE VILLAGE UNIT NINE PROPERTY OWNER'S ASSOCIATION,THE
RAINTREE VILLAGE UNIT SIX PROPERTY OWNER'S ASSOCIATION, THE
BANYAN VILLAGE UNIT THIRTEEN PROPERTY OWNER'S ASSOCIATION,
THE BANYAN VILLAGE UNIT TWELVE PROPERTY OWNER'S ASSOCIATION,
VERNON FOSTER AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DE-
FENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTESS OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, AND JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I, the undersigned Clerk of The Circuit
Court of Lee County, Flonda, will at 11:00 a.m. on November 6, 2009 at
public sale at the Lee County Justice Center, Justice Center, 1700 Monroe
St., 2nd floor, Ft. Myers, FL 33901, sell to the highest bidder, for cash, the
following described real property:
Parcel 1: Lot 10, Block 2357, Unit 10, Port LaBelle, a Subdivision according
to the plat thereof recorded in Blat Book 4, Page 55, of the Public Records
of Hendry County, Flonda.
Parcel 2: Lot 9, Block 2534, Unit 13, Port LaBelle, a subdivision according
to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, Public Records of
Hendry County, Flonda.
Parcel 3: Lot 31, Block 2347, Unit 10, Port Labelle, a subdivision according
to the plat thereof as recorded in Pint Book 4, Page 17, Public Records of
Hendry County, Flonda.
Parcel 4: Lot 4, Block 2324, Port LaBelle, Unit 9, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Pblic Records of Hendry
County, Flonda.
Parcel 5: Lot 21, Block 2341, of Port Labelle, Unit 6, a Subdivision accord-
ing to the plat thereof as recorded in Blat Book 3, ge 109,P of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Honda.
Parcel 6: Lot 22, Block 2291, Unit 9, Port Labelle, a Subdivision according
to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Public Records of
Hendry County, Flonda.
Parcel 7: Removed
Parcel 8: Lot 43, Block 2501, Unit 12, Port Labelle, a subdivision according
to the plat thereof as recorded in Blat Book 4, Page 42, Public Records of
Hendry County, Flonda.
Parcel 9: Lot 6, Block 2393, Unit 10, Port LaBelle, a subdivision according
to the plat thereof as recorded in Blat Book 4, Page 17, Public Records of
Hendry County, Flonda.
Parcel 10: Lots 37 and 38, Block 3618, Cape Coral Subdivision, Unit 49, ac-
cording to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 17, Page 145,
Public Records of Lee County, Flonda.
Parcel 11: Lots 39 and 40, Block 3618, Cape Coral Subdivision, Unit 49, ac-
cording to the map or plat the reof as recorded in Plat Book 17, Page 145,
Public Records of Lee County, Flonda.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus fm the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of the Ls Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who needs accommodation in order
to in this proceed you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. contact Ken Kellum, Court Operations Manager whose
office is located at the
Lee Comity Jushce Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Flonda 33901, and whose telephone number is (239)533-1700 with two
working days of your receipt of this notice of e; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
The said sale will be made pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure
of the Circuit Court of Lee County, Flonda, in Civil Action #09-CA-054768
entered on the 5th day of October, 2009.
DATED this 8th day of October, 2009.
CHARLIE GREEN, Clerk
As Clerk of the Court
By: M.A. Baker
As Deputy Clerk
336788 CGS 10/22,29/09


INVITATION TO BIDDERS
The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids until 3:00 p.m., local time,
November 12, 2009, at Clewiston City Hall, City Clerk, 115 West Ventura
Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, telephone number (863) 983-1484 at which
time and place will be opened and read aloud. Bids should be clearly
marked Boat Basin Overlay.
The project is titled Boat Basin Overlay. The work consists of milling 126 sy
of selected problem areas and placing 9,600 square yards of one inch (1")
SP-9.5 Asphalt Overlay at the City boat basin parking area in Clewiston.
All matenals furnished and all work performed, shall be in accordance with
the plans, specifications, and contract documents pertaining thereto, which
may be examined at the office of Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc., 850
West Ventura Avenue, Post Office Box 1029, Clewiston, Flonda 33440. The
documents, plans, and blank bid forms may be obtained from Johnson-Pre-
witt for a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $10.00 per set.
The City of Clewiston reserves the nght to hold all bids for 45 days and to
reject any all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and n-
formalities, or to accept the bid that in its judgment best serves the City of
Clewiston.
City of Clewiston
Steve McKown
City Manager
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-001141
DIVISION:
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH C. DIAZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale dated October 6, 2009 and entered in Case No. 26-2008-
CA-00141 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for
HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff
and KENNETH C. DIAZ; NOLVIA A. LEIVA; 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
HENRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA AT 11:00 AM, on the 4th day of
Nov., 2009, the following described property as set forth in said final Judg-
ment:
PARCEL 1: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 2 IN SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29
EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES
33 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF GOB-
VERNMENT LOT 2. A DISTANCE OF 639.1 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 11
DEGREES 08 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST J5.62 FEET TO THE
SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. S-78; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 1 SECOND EAST, ALONG SAID
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 391.86 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
OF THE TRACT OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 01 SECOND EAST 38.24 FEET TO
THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT WITH A RADIUS OF
1180.92 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY, ALONG SAID CURVED RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE (HAVING A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 85 DE-
GREES 18 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST AND CHORD DISTANCE OF
211.48 FEET; 211.76 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 00 MIN-
UTES 41 SECONDS EAST 44.73 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER CANAL; THENCE
SOUTH 69 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 21 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE,M 250.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 08 DEGREES
26 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST 116.22 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-
BEGINNING. PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER
OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2 IN SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH,
RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN SOUTH 89
DEGREES 33 SECONDS 01 MINUTES EAST, ALONG THE NORTH
LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, A DISTANCE OF 639.1 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 11 DEGREES 8 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST 33.05 FEET TO
THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIV-
ER CANAL; THENCE NORTH 69 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 21 SECONDS
EAST, ALONG SAID R/W LINE 747.93 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE
CONTINUE NORTH 69 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 21 SECONDS EAST
60.00 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2; THENCE
NORTH 0 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID
EAST LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, A DISTANCE OF 35.47 FEET TO
THE SOUTH RIGHT OR WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 2-78;
THENCE WESTERLY, ALONG THE ARC OF SAID R/W LING, (BEING
CURVED CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST WITH A RADIUS OF
1180.92 FEET AND HAVING A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 78 DE-
GREES 43 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST) A DISTANCE OF 60.00
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST
44.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 861 CIRCLE 78
WEST, 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 Pends must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Courton October 12, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
**See Americans with Disabilites Act** In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities act, persons needing a special accommodaton to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee County Justce Center, Room 3112, 1700
Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number
(813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.
336798 CN 10/22,29/09


INVITATION TO BID
Guardrails Supplied/Installed for Hendry County
Bid No. 2009-33
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of
Hendry County, Flonda, for "Guardrails Supplied/Installed for Hendry
County'" In order to be considered, bids must be received by the Board of
County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hend-
ry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida,
by November 10th, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. (EST), at which time all re-
sponses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more
witnesses.
A copy of the specifications and bid documents must be obtained from the
Hendry County Purchasing Department located at 165 S. Lee Street, La-
Belle, Flonda, (For Pckup), PO. Box 2340 LaBelle, Ronda, (Mailing Ad-
dress) or by calling telephone number (863) 675-5220/(863) 983-1585.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on November 3rd, 2009 at 10:00
A.M. (EST) at the Engineer's Office in LaBelle. Prospective bidders are
strongly encouraged to attend.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the nght to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitaon, or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
Drug/Smoke Free Work Place.
Board of County Commissioners
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
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Palmdale
Chili Cook-off
Palmdale Baptist Church will be having
their Fall Festival on October 31, 2009 from
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
There will be a Chili Cook-Off, Dessert
Contest, Cake Walk and children's games.
Everyone is welcome to come.

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 an-
swer leave message, God bless you.

Clewiston
Harvest "Fun" Festival at First
Christian!
First Christian Church, 201 N. Francisco
St., will be having a Harvest "Fun" Festival
for the Kids in the community on Saturday,
Oct. 31, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Julius & Lisa Castellanos are in charge of
the program. The New Youth Minister, Artie
Carnes, will also be on hand.
There will be Booths, Games and Lots of
Fun!
Hot Dogs, Soda and Dessert will be
served.
Jean Rush is in charge of the food service.
There will be lots of TREATS but no TRICKS!
And the best part of all it is FREE!
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fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing
cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our
kids are not getting the chance to learn about
their world. When surveys show that half of
America's youth cannot locate India or Iraq on
a map, then we have to wonder what they do
know about their world. That's why we created
MyWonderfulWorld.org. It's part of a free National
Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the
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help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free
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the Church Parsonage at 863-983-1804 and
speak to the Minister, Jackie Miller.

St. Martin's to host Annual Christmas
Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 7, is the date for this year's
annual Christmas Bazaar at St. Martin's Epis-
copal Church, 207 N. WC. Owen Avenue in
Clewiston.
The yearly festival will be held from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. and will feature fresh baked
goods crafts, homemade jellies and jams,
pickles and relish; Also hand made items
both knit and crochet.
Audie Hooks will once again be serving
famous Brunswick Stew with barbecue pork
sandwiches beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The Attic Shop will be open with slightly
used holiday items for sale as well.
For more information, please call 863-
983-7960.

Aloha-lujah Night
Turning Point Church of God would like
to invite you to "Aloha"-lujah Night on Fri-
day, Oct. 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This is a free and safe alternative to Hal-
loween.


Everyone will be enjoying the fun in the
"Son."
There will be free candy, games and priz-
es for all ages.
Free hotdogs and hamburgers for every-
one to enjoy! Bring your whole family!
For more information please call Mary at
863-983-7555 or Jennifer at 863-228-0454.

Children's Festival Oct. 31
Calvary Baptist Church will have its an-
nual children's festival on Oct. 31.
The festival will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
There will fun, food, games and a bounce
house.
Come join us for safe family fun.
Everyone is invited. Please no scary cos-
tumes.
The church is located on the corner of
Davidson and Gratton Rd. For more infor-
mation please call 863-983-5060 or 863-227-
2770.

Belle Glade
Pumpkin Patch Lighthouse Caf6
The Lighthouse Caf6 would like to in-
vite everyone to stop at Community United
Methodiat Church at 401 S.W First St., Belle


Glade now until Oct. 31 to purchase pump-
kins, crafts or just stop to chat during this
interdenominational event to support the
non-profit Lighthouse Cafe.
This event is to raise funds to feed those
in need a hot nourishing meal Monday
through Friday.
In 2009, with your support, we expect
over 1,600 children from various schools to
enjoy dancing, singing, a video on raising
pumpkins, stories, and just getting dirty play-
ing in the pumpkin patch.
The 2009 goal is to raise funds to provide
a free nourishing meal to those in need in
the Glades.
This is truly an interdenominational sup-
ported Glades mission effort.

Pahokee
Trunk-a-Treat
Good Shepherd Church of God will be
sponsoring Trunk a Treat on Oct. 31 from
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Everything is free and all
are welcome.
Good Shepherd Church of God is located
on 1800 Bacom Point Road in Pahokee.
For further information please call 561-
924-7284.


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3/2 Mobile Home on Bowden Rd. $75,000
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Religious articles ....................------


Halloween A time to laugh
at evil?
By Jackie Miller, Evangelist
First Christian Church
At Halloween people dress up as Devils,
Ghosts, Witches, Skeletons and other weird
costumes and spends hours setting up
"Spook Houses."
America finds sin hilariously funny! We
are not the first to do so.
Babylon saw it that way, and the hand-
writing came on the wall.
Rome saw it that way and faded from
power.
France followed suit and the moral decay
became a cancer.
Now America laughs at sin, laughs hilari-
ously.
America is laughing itself into hell! Every-
where you go billboards shout at you "hilari-
ous funniest comedy of the year."
On T.V and radio, in the movie and news-
papers, we see people knocking themselves
out trying to entertain us.
They seem to feel that if America would
only collapse in a paroxysm of myrth all our
problems would cease. Frankly, I don't feel
like laughing.
I can see ideals and standards and heri-
tage dying dying before our very eyes. And
the church has failed to speak out against it?
Why?
Because many of the preachers and lead-
ers are not in the business of warning and
rebuking the evils of our day.
In the night club a half-naked woman
comes out, goes through some contortions
and tells a filthy joke.
A wild orgie of raucous laughter rocks
the room. Around a table men and women
sit, their drinks before them. They have been
there a long time.
One man rises to his feet, extends the
glass and proposes an obscene toast, laud
guffaws fill the room and they all stager to
their feet for the toasts.
At a Washington cocktail party in the
corner of the room some of the top Gov-
ernment officials stand, with glasses in their
hands, planning our war strategy Around
them practically drowning out their conver-
sation is the hollow laughter of men and the
shrill crackling of the sophisticates.
A man tells of having lost his shirt at the
races. He makes it sound funny and the lis-
teners laugh. Two man stand on the corner
talking, "She's quite a gal," says one and
winks, they both laugh. A drunk staggers
down the exit at the football game, shouting
and singing. We laugh.
What's so funny? Is sin funny? Are shady
business deals and drinking leaders and
open gambling open to mirth?
Are filthy stories, jokes. the devil, witch-
es and immorality causes of hilarity? Are
preachers who tell suggestive stories one
after another, funny?
Why laugh when the moral fiber of a na-
tion is being wretched apart by godlessness.
There is an absolute absence of heartfelt sor-
row for sins in our country.
We need a real recognition of sins and
a genuine sorrow for it and an honest turn-
ing away from it, if we are to survive. Some
laugh at their absence from church on the


Lord's Day as being nothing serious. The
Bible calls this a "willful sin."
What's so funny? Wake Up! Judgment is
coming!

When "You're it" A modern


Uy Ui li\ evI II aiilllLIue J.
Thomas, Ph. D. +
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
It isn't only in the game of "tag" that
somebody will say "You're it!"
I have found in ministry that every once
and awhile, I'm called upon to do some-
thing that was never before thought about
or planned.
I spent a morning hanging out of an air-
plane -nothing between me and the ground
but the seatbelt -taking pictures of a mis-
sion site.
There have been calls involving firearms
and desperate people, late-night calls that
have had little to do directly theology, learn-
ing to match wits with panhandlers and yet
not becoming cynical, building a church
with a non-existent budget, learning to
speak -and think -in a totally strange con-
text; learning to do it all because I was "it."
My life and ministry hasn't been as chal-
lenging as that shared by Saint Paul (2 Cor-
inthians 11:23ff) when he catalogs all of the
things that have happened to him in his min-
istry; things never taught in school or how-to
books.
God takes us places where suddenly we
find ourselves as the only person available
and calls us to act in His name.
I was able to partially understand what
Captain Chesley Sullenberger meant when
he said that his recent miracle on the Hud-
son River was the culmination of all of his
years of training and experience.
His abilities came from long hours in
flight simulators, check-rides, practice drills,
reading, learning about his aircraft, and be-
ing the kind of person that enables him to be
"it" when the pressure is on.
I remember one day when a lady the
Church I was serving said to me "You're it!"
People in an isolated area where I was living
had few people they could call upon, few
who might offer help; and I was left with the
inadequacies and questions about what all I
might offer or be able to do.
Many times, I too felt that my ministry
was the culmination of all of the experi-
ences and training that had gone on before;
and I was suddenly the one. Prayer and trust
formed a foundation; God gives the strength
and the courage and we are promised that
"God is faithful; He will not let you be tempt-
ed beyond what you can bear, but when you
are tempted, He will also provide a way out
so you can stand up under it (1 Corinthians
10:13)."
I've found that this doesn't only apply to
our ministries; but the lives of all that I have
encountered who have passed through the
tests and temptations life has brought them.
Ministry, both by the clergy and all of the
laypersons of faith, is bringing to bear all of
the gifts that God has given us throughout
our lives; knowing that He is with us even


when things seem beyond our abilities and
when there is nobody else.
Now and again I'm reminded that "You're
it," challenges met in the past and giving
strength to face the next one that comes our
way.


We never know the impact we might
have on others. A Sunday school teacher led
a Boston shoe clerk to Christ.
You've probably never heard the name of
the teacher: Kimball. But you probably have
heard of the shoe clerk he brought to Jesus:
Dwight Moody.
It doesn't stop there. As an evangelist,
Moody had a great spiritual influence on F.
B. Meyer. Meyer preached on college cam-
puses across the nation, and God used him
to reach the heart of J. Wilbur Chapman.
Chapman, a leader in the YMCA, brought
Billy Sunday, the famous baseball legend, in
for a revival in Charlotte.
The response from the community was
so enthusiastic, that they planned another
event led by Mordecai Hamm. In response
to Hamm's invitation, a kid from a dairy
farm made his decision to follow Christ. His
name: Billy Graham.
Think of the millions of lives that were
touched because of the witness of one Sun-
day school teacher.
The same could happen with us. There's
no telling what the impact of something we
do or share could have in the life of some-
one.
The truth is, everything we do or say has
a potential impact, but there are times in our
lives when we have opportunities to reach
out and touch people in a special way. Hal-
loween can be one such opportunity.
There was a man in the neighborhood
where I grew up who made snow cones ev-
ery Halloween for all of us trick-or-treaters.
I remember him. More than that, I re-
member how special he made each of us
feel. It inspired within me a desire to one
day, if at all possible, to do what he did -to
make and hand out snow cones on Hallow-
een -to make good memories by touching
the hearts of children and youth in special
ways.
God blessed me with the gift of a ma-
chine, and if you come by First United
Methodist Church on Halloween night, you
will find pumpkins carved in special ways,
bowls of the best candy, and yes, my snow
cone machine running and the light of Christ
shining.
You never know how God will use your
witness to touch the life of another or how
many will be touched because of one per-
son you touched.
With Halloween coming up, let me close
by suggesting that being a Christians is a lot
like being a pumpkin.
God picks you from the patch, brings you
in, and washes all the dirt off of you. God
then goes into your head, scoops out all of
the yucky stuff, removes the seeds of doubt,
hate, greed, etc., and carves you a new smil-
ing face. Finally, God puts His light inside of
you to shine for the entire world to see.
Shine, Jesus, shine!


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The Regular Meeting Of
The Glades County School Board
Scheduled ForNovember 12, 2009 at
6:00p.m.Has Been Rescheduled To
Begin At 9:00a.m. A Policy Workshop
Will FollowThe Regular Meeting

The Glades County School Board
Will Hold A Reorganizational Meeting
On November 17, 2009 At 4:00p.m.
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida

SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Presents our new
MOBILE VETERINARY CLINIC!!!
We will be at Tractor Supply in Clewiston
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
From 3pm to 6 pm
We now have a vaccine for the canine flu.
This disease killed 30 greyhounds at the
Bonita Track. It is an emergency that
you get your pet vaccinatted now.

Shewmaker
Animal Hospital
1566 N. Bridge St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-2441
Fax 863-675-3629

Dr. Lee Shewmaker D.VM.


day hero and a lesson for us The Impact of Our Witness
all By Pastor John Hicks
IM Th, D .. A c..,...I C First United Methodist Church


October 29, 2009


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Clewiston Hil


School Homecoming schedule and Homec


Clewiston High
School will have a
week long full of
events for Home-
coming this year
starting with the
Powder Puff game
at Canefield on
Nov. 2 starting at 2 p.m., CHS Bonfire in
the student parking lot at Clewiston High
School on Nov. 5 beginning at 5 p.m. and
the Homecoming parade that will take place
on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m., The Clewiston Tigers
will then play against Dunbar Tigers at 7:30
p.m. Also a queen will be selected as this
year's Homecoming Queen during halftime
of the game.


Staff Photographer/Ashley Smith
Taylor Beatty is the 18 year old daugh-
ter of Matt and Bonnie Beatty. After
high school Taylor plans to attend Edi-
son State College to pursue a degree
in nursing.


Staff Photographer/Ashley Smith
Latesha Coleman is the 18 year old
daughter of Bobby Jerkins and the Staff Photographer/Ashley Smith
"late" Sheila Faith Coleman. Her plans Lilisa Hernandez is the 18 year old
after high school are to attend UCF daughter of Linda and Voni Hernan-
majoring in medical, where she will re- dez. She plans on attending UCF and
ceive her bachelors in nursing. majoring in pre-med.


Staff Photographer/Ashley Smith
Robntia Weekley is the 17 year old
daughter of Robert and Shirley Week-
ley. After graduation she plans to at-
tend UCF or Florida Memorial Univer-
sity to become a Registered Nurse and
continue to participate as an excel in
track and field.


School Happenings

Central Elementary School
CES Chili Bingo Thank You!
The annual Chili Bingo
Family Fun Night held on
Thursday, Oct. 15, was
very successful. Everyone
there had a great meal
of chili, hot dogs, salad,
cookies, and brownies.
The bingo games were
fun for everyone with
a large variety of prizes. We had prizes for
children and adults. Our thanks go out to
all of the local businesses that supported
us with donations for prizes. Many parents
also donated prizes and time for this event.
We could not have had such a wonderful
evening without all the support from those
parents, also. Thanks everyone, and see you
next year!
Upcoming Events:
SNov. 2 to Nov. 6 CES Book Fair
Nov. 3 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Book Fair
Muffins with Mom / Doughnuts with Dad
Nov. 4 Report Cards go home
Nov. 5 Parent / Teacher Conferences
and Book Fair Family Night


Statt Photographer/Ashley Smith
Rosmery Hernandez is the 17 year old
daughter of Osvaldo and Maura Her-
nandez. After high school she plans to
go to college and major in nursing.


Staff Photographer/Ashley Smith
Samantha "Mimi" Ortiz is the 17 year
old daughter of Eneyda Rios. Her
plans are to attend USF to major in
Early Childhood Education.


Staff Photographer/Ashley Smith
Tamara R. Jackson is the 18 year old
daughter of Nathan and Della Jackson.
Her future plans are to attend Florida
State University and major in biology.
She wants to become a Neo-Natal In-
tensive Care Nurse one day.


Staff Photographer/Ashley Smith
Mercedes Nunez is the 17 year old
daughter of Feliciano and Norberta
Nunez. After high school she plans on
making a change in her community.


Staff Photographer/Ashley Smith Staff Photographer/Ashley Smith
Denisesha Thorpe is the 18 year old Jessica Marie Valdez is the 18 year
daughter of Shanita Huston. She plans daughter of Maria and Joaquin Valdez.
on attending the University of Florida She plans on attending USF or UCF
and major in Biology. She will be es- and majoring in nursing to be a Pedi-
corted by her father Diangelo Huston. atric Nurse Practitioner.


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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.

Anthony Demeritt Jr., 21

*Clewiston
*Nonmoving traffic violation -
driving with a suspended license,
first offense
*Violation of probation felony or
community control
Arrested Oct. 23
Arrested by Deputy J. Garrett

Vinson Hunter, 40

Clewiston
*Glades County fugitive from
justice warrant for failure to pay
child support
Arrested Oct. 22
Arrested by Deputy Q. Bell


Mario Lopez, 31

Clewiston
*Nonmoving traffic violation -
driving with a suspended license,
habitual offender
Arrested Oct. 24
Arrested by Deputy I Neidert


Amanda J. Cordell, 26


Anthony L. Perkins, 31
S *Clewiston
*Possession of stolen property -
driver license or ID card
*Nonmoving traffic violation
driving with a license suspended
third or subsequent
*Fraud giving a false ID to LEO
Arrested Oct. 19
Arrested by Deputy N. Reed

Tonya Vaughn, 30


*Clewiston
SHabitual traffic offender flee or
attempt to elude
Arrested Oct. 20
Arrested by CPD Officer J. Taylor


Elida Perez, 29

Clewiston
SNonmoving traffic violation -
operating a motor vehicle without
a valid license
Arrested Oct. 21
Arrested by Deputy N. Reed


Nicole J. Martinez, 27


SClewiston
Lee County warrant as a fugitive
from justice
Arrested Oct. 21
Arrested by Deputy C. Buchhofer




Crime Stoppers

The Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office
is seeking assistance
from the public in locat-
ing the following want-
ed fugitive as of October
22, 2009.
Augustin Rojas, age
30, is a hispanic male Augustin Rojas.
with black hair and brown eyes.
He his 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs
approximately 160 pounds.
He has tattoos on his back, chest, left
hand and both arms. His last known ad-
dress is listed as Keen St., in Pahokee.
Rojas is wanted on felony charges fail-
ure of sex offender to properly register;
Failure to appear: sale of marijuana.
Also for misdemeanor charges failure
to appear: possession of marijuana and
traffic offense, violation of probation:
driving under the influence.
Anyone with information on the
whereabouts of this wanted fugitive is
asked to contact the Crime Stoppers at
1-800-458-TIPS (8477) or online at www.
crimestopperspbc.com.


I OI nLOVEi,00I u


AN EXPRESSION OF LOVE THROUGH THE HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION


The holiday season is a special time to
remember our loved ones. The Hendry
Regional Medical Center Foundation cordially
invites you to join in the lighting of their first
annual 'Lghts of Love' Christmas trees. You
may honor, celebrate or memorialize relatives
and specials friends by displaying lights in
their names,

Each donation to the Lights of Love project
will be used to promote the health and well-
being of Hendry and Glades county residents.


A donation of $5.00 or more for
each name will display a light to:

1. Memorialize a loved one

2. Honor a relative or friend


For honored and memorialized names to be displayed in the
Lights of Love program, donations must be received by
November 20. These names will be presented during the
tree-lighting ceremonies on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8t.

YOU ARE INVITED TO lOIN US

ATTHE LIGHTS OF LOVE TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY
ON
TIES1I[ D[Ei'MBER I. 2Ol O 5 30 P i IaBLellel
AT HENDRY REGIONAL CONVENIENT CARE CENTER
And
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Please accept my donation of s
for the Lights of Love fundraiser,

Make che s payable to "HRMC Foundation,"
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In honor of

LaBelle (Deci)


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24 Clewiston News


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


October 29, 2009




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