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Title: The Clewiston news
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Language: English
Creator: Clewiston news
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston, Fla.
Clewiston, Fla
Publication Date: February 18, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
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News in briefs

Sunset Storytime to
meet at library
Sunset Storytime, will meet
again at the Clewiston library on
Monday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. The
program features local teens, un-
der adult supervision, reading sto-
ries to local children. The program
is absolutely free, no cost at all. For
more information, please contact
the Clewiston Library at 863-983-
1493.
Cougar sign-ups
The Clewiston Cougars are hav-
ing sign-ups for football and cheer-
leading at the Clewiston Cougars
locker room on Feb. 20 from 10
a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is $75.
See Briefs Page 19
Lake Level

13.53 feet
above sea level
Index
Classifieds .................................. 13
Public Forum ................................ 2
O b its .................................................. 6
S c h o o ls ............................................. 9
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Clewiston hosts


FLW event


300 participants vie
for cash prizes
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
The Clewiston News
Clewiston is preparing to host
300 anglers on Lake Okeechobee
next Wednesday. The first sight of
this might be the countless Rang-
er boats in tow, or the number of
expected registrants at the John
Boy Auditorium on Feb. 24, but
most people will begin to notice
when their shop doors start open-
ing more frequently.
The pros will be gathering to
participate in the Clewiston event
of the FLW Outdoors American


Bass Fishing Series, an event that
representatives at Roland and
Mary Ann Martin's Marina are
hoping will bring much-needed
revenue into the city.
The three-day event will have
the professionals, as well as their
families with them, frequenting
the area's gas stations, eateries
and businesses, said Ramon Ig-
lesias, with the marina. The ma-
rina is hosting the event, in con-
junction with the Hendry County
Tourism Development Council.
"We're keeping them here for
days at a time," said Mr. Iglesias.
"When FLW fishing tournament
comes to town, it's the biggest
See FLW Page 20


Kevin Long won last year's Stren Series fishing tournament on
Lake Okeechobee. Long is returning this year to vie for the top
prize again.


City pays businesses to spruce up


Facade improvement
program targets
businesses in
commercial zone
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
Travis Reese's job is to make
sure that the city looks neat and
tidy. Well, that's the simple defi-
nition of only one of Mr. Reese's
many responsibilities; but it's one
that he takes quite seriously.
You see, the building official
knows that Clewiston can be
something truly wonderful if its
residents are willing to roll up
their sleeves and take pride in
their hometown.
Sometimes all it takes is a
fresh coat of paint on the front of
a business, and if that business is
on Sugarland Hwy., and if the city
is committed to matching the ex-
pense of that paint, or that exterior
addition, or that much-needed re-
pair, then everyone benefits.


The city's building official, in
partnership with the CRA (Com-
munity Redevelopment Asso-
ciation), would like to distribute
about $50,000 in those matching
funds to directly target and im-



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prove the city's "curb appeal."
Now, before you head down
to city hall to pick up a copy of
the single-page application, there
are just a few things to consider.
The funding is available, but only




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IN I/Jose Zaragoza
The law firm of McGahee & Perez is one of several businesses
which has taken advantage of the CRA's facade improvement
program.


to existing businesses in the CRA
area (in rough dimensions, a sim-
plified "beaver-like" shape cover-
ing much of the city's main com-
mercial thoroughfare), and only if
the repairs or improvements will
address what can be easily seen
from the front of the building.
Interior improvements, as an
example, are not eligible for the
50 percent matching funds.
But to those who do qualify,
the matching funds are a conve-
nient way to finally get past the at-
titude that "right now is a terrible
time for me to put that new coat of
paint on," said Mr. Reese.
"Every business owner wants
their property to attract that cus-
tomer, and not only we benefit
when the store benefits, but it gets
our face out there as a very well-
maintained community," said Mr.
Reese.
The CRA was established in
2005 and is comprised of a seven-
member board that meets each
month at the Clewiston Museum.
See Spruce Page 20


Vol. 85 No. 33




2 Clewiston News


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


February 18, 2010


Local Weather

Weather Forecast for Hendry County
from the National Weather Service.

Clewiston and surrounding
areas:
Thursday: Mostly sunny,
with a high near 67. Wind
chill value s low as 40 early.
Calm wind becoming north-
west between 7 and 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly
cloudy, with a low around
41. Northwest wind around 5
mph becoming calm. .............

Extended Forecast:
Friday: Mostly sunny,
with a high near 71. Calm
wind becoming north around .
5 mph.
Friday Night: Partly
cloudy, with a low around 45.
North wind around 6 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, ..........................
with a high near 75. North-
east wind around 6 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly
cloudy, with a low around 51.
East wind between 3 and 6
mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny,
with a high near 74.
Sunday Night: A 10 per-
cent chance of showers. Part- .
ly cloudy, with a low around

Monday: A 20 percent
chance of showers. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 78.
Monday Night: A 20
percent chance of show ers ........................
Mostly cloudy, with a low
around 53.
Tuesday: Partly sunny,
w ith a high near 78. ..........................



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Clubs and organizations


Clewiston Garden Club meets
The Clewiston Garden Club will have
their monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18
at 9:30 a.m. at the Clewiston Museum. This
month we will have two quest speakers.
Ms. Virginia Kurtz will be lecturing on Floral
Arranging and Ms. Glenda Wilson will be in-
forming us about the Hospital's Emergency
Referendum. Come and join us. All visitors
are welcomed.

Volunteer Child Advocates
needed
New! The Guardian ad Litem Program
has added a 3-session, Saturday training in
Hendry County, scheduled for February 27,
March 6 and 13. Guardian ad Litem volun-
teers advocate for abused children in court,
the child welfare system and the commu-
nity.
Anyone interested should contact Angela
Boykin, Volunteer Supervisor, at 863-674-
4190, for more information. Or see www.


guardianadlitem.org.

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
civic 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... get-
ting connected with available resources re-
ally helps! Project H.O.P.E. is a FEMA funded
program managed by the State of Florida.
Project H.O.P.E. outreach workers are in
your community.
If you would like to talk with one of the
team members, please contact Diego at 239-
200-7454. They are here to help and would
love to hear how you are doing!

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


General News and Information


Quit smoking now
A free Community Health Promotion
Program. Quit smoking and quit spit/chew
tobacco today! Free nicotine replacement
therapy, gum, patches and lozenges for
those that are eligible! This program will be
held from March 3 to April 7 on Wednesdays
at the Hendry Regional Convenient Care
Center located at 450 South Main Street in
LaBelle. There will be five sessions total,
beginning at 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. For in-
formation, and to register contact please call
Nora Duley-Maldonado or Valarie James at
Hendry County Health Department at 863-
674-4041 ext. 128. Sponsored by Everglades
Area Health Education Center.

Hendry County Property
Appraiser's Office extends
hours
Phillip Pelletier, Property Appraiser, has
extended hours for homeowners to file for
2010 Exemptions. The hours and locations
are as follows:
The office in LaBelle and in Clewiston


will be open until 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.
18 and Feb. 25.
We will have representatives in Mon-
tura at the Clubhouse on Thursday, Feb. 18
from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
On Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Community
Center in Pioneer from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
*On Thursday, Feb. 25 we will be at the
Community Center in Felda from 4 p.m. to
6 p.m.
For more information please contact
our office in LaBelle at 863-675-5270 or the
Clewiston office at 863-983-3178. You can
also visit our website at www.hendryprop.
org.
Remember March 1 is the deadline for
filing.

La oficina del Tasador del
Condado extiende su horario
El Tasador del Condado, Phillip Pelletier,
ha extendido las horas de oficina para que
los residentes-duefios puedan aplicar para
las Exenciones del 2010. Las horas y lugares
son como sigue:
Las oficinas de LaBelle y Clewiston es-


tarAn abiertas hasta las 6 p.m., los jueves, 18
y 25 de febrero.
Tendremos representantes en:
La Casa Club de Montura, el jueves 18
de febrero de 4 p.m. a 6 p.m..
El Centro Comunitario de Pioneer, el
martes 23 de febrero de 4 p.m. a 6 p.m..
El Centro Comunitario de Felda, el
jueves 25 de febrero de 4 p.m. a 6 p.m..
Para mAs informaci6n puede llamar al
863-675-5270, en LaBelle, o en Clewiston al
863-983-3178. Tambi6n puede visitarnos en
la "Red Mundial" en www.hendryprop.org.
Acuerdece que el ultimo dia para aplicar
para las diversas exenciones es marzo lero.

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


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Junior Miss Seminole Princess
Aiyana Tommie, 2009 Bright Junior Miss Seminole Princess, rode in the
Speckled Perch Festival Parade on Saturday in downtown Okeechobee. The
2010 Brighton Miss Seminole pageant is this week. Brighton Seminole Res-
ervation's annual festival and rodeo will be Feb. 18-21 at the reservation off
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Area focuses on education, awareness and detection


Golf Association bands to
'Find a cure'
In the U.S., a woman has a 1 in 8 risk of
developing breast cancer in her lifetime.
That is 1 out of 8 mothers, daughters,
sisters, aunts, neighbors, co-workers, comrn-
munity members.


When breast cancer is detected early,
before it spreads beyond the breast, the
five-year survival rate is 98%.
Rally for a Cure is a grassroots program
that works to spread awareness about
breast health and breast cancer in support
of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The mission is to empower people to join
the fight against breast cancer by educating


their friends, family and community on the
importance of early detection through an
activity they are passionate about.
The commitment to awareness as the
first step in eliminating breast cancer has
reached over 1.5 million people since the
start in 1996.
The focus is always education, aware-
ness and early detection.


The Clewiston Ladies Golf Association is
hosting a Rally for a Cure Coed Golf Tourna-
ment on March 6.
This event is not just for golfers. Please
call 239-564-5765 or visit the Clewiston Golf
Club or Chamber of Commerce to learn
about ways that you may get involved.


Ted Schiff, M.D., Dwayne Montie, D.O., Adult and Pediatric
Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer Mark Leach, R-PA, Sharon Barrineau, ARNP, Dermatology
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With nearly 10% of Florida's youth hav-
ing used smokeless tobacco products in the
past month, Tobacco Free Florida encour-
ages our partners to raise awareness of the
dangers of smokeless tobacco, by participat-
ing in "Through With Chew Week," Feb. 14
through Feb. 20.
Even though smokeless tobacco use can
lead to nicotine addiction and dependence,
many youth are unaware of these dangerous
consequences. Many believe that "smoke-
less" means harmless, but in fact, it contains
28 cancer-causing agents that could lead to
oral cancer and gum disease. According to
the Center for Disease Control, oral cancer
is the sixth-leading cancer in males and one
of the most difficult types of cancer to diag-
nose, treat and cure.
You can take the plunge in 2010 and
commit to quit smokeless tobacco. Join the
Great American Spit Out on February 18 and


Local agencies target tobacco use among youth.


say goodbye to smokeless tobacco once
and for all. The Hendry County Tobacco
Prevention program in collaboration with
the Everglades Area Health Education Cen-


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ters and Hendry Regional Convenient Care
Center will be hosting a tobacco cessation
class starting March 3 to April 7, 2010. The
six week class is FREE and you may qualify


to receive FREE Nicotine Replacement Ther-
apy in the form of patches, gum or lozenges.
If you have any questions or if you would
like to register for the class please contact
Valarie James or Nora Duley-Maldonado at
674-4041 ext. 128.
Recently, Tobacco Free Florida launched
a new website dedicated to smokeless to-
bacco. This site, www.SmokelessKills.com,
is designed to expose the dangers of smoke-
less tobacco with hard-hitting statistics and
graphic images.
Tobacco Free Florida recognizes that
tobacco dependency is an addiction and
provides tobacco users with tools for em-
powerment, which are necessary for long-
term success. Be free today and contact the
Florida Quitline at 1.877.U.CAN.NOW or
floridaquitline.com for free counseling and
nicotine replacement therapies.


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Church briefs


Clewiston
Angelfood Ministries
The Clewiston Ministerial Association has
brought the Angelfood Ministry program to
Clewiston. This program is open to every-
one! Each month, anyone who desires to
purchase a signature food box worth about
$55 $65 for $30 can do so.
Each box is designed to assist in feed-
ing a family of four for a week. February's
box includes top sirloin steaks, pork roast,
boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and
more. Also available are specialty boxes: a
grill box including T-Bone steaks, a stuffed
chicken box (chicken cordon bleu, etc.), a
fajita box, seafood variety box, and a fresh
fruit and vegetable box all for between
$18-$22 each.
Menus are available at many local church-
es or online at Angelfoodministries.com.
Again, all of these are open for anyone.
Food stamps and credit cards accepted.
Deadline for ordering is Thursday, February
18.
Pickup will be Saturday, February 27th at
First United Methodist Church between 1:30
p.m. to 3 p.m.
Call Alice Whitt with questions please
call 863-983-5269.

Fish on Fridays
Fish on Fridays will be available at the
New Bethel AME Church beginning at 3
p.m. For more information please call 863-
983-6972.


Evangel Assembly of God
Starting January 2010 our food pantry
ministry "Loaves and Fish" will be distribut-
ing food to families in need from our Out-
reach Center from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every first
and third Wednesday.

Moore Haven
The Way of the Cross
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
invites all Christians to see a play about Je-
sus Christ performed by Franciscan Mystery
Players from Cape Coral. The performance
is at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21. St. Joseph
the Worker is located in Moore Haven off US
27.

Thrift shop open at Church of God
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.


Belle Glade
Methodist Church Pancake Dinner
On Feb. 20 the annual United Methodist


Obituary


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Anna May Runkles, 70
CLEWISTON Anna May Runkles, age 70, of
Clewiston, passed away Jan. 20, 2010, in Cle-
wiston.
She was born May 24, 1939, in McKeesport,
Pa., daughter of the late Frank William and the
late Julia Barbara (Kerckes) Presock. She was
Head Teller, employed by First Community
Bank at Belle Glade.
Survivors include sons, John Bernard Runkles,
Jr.(Teresa), Paul David Runkles (Sandra);
daughter: Elizabeth Ann Lee, all of Clewiston;
seven grandchildren and four great-grandchil-
dren. She was preceded in death by her hus-
band, John Bernard Runkles, Sr.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home Clewiston.

Minnie Rhames
BELLE GLADE Minnie Rhames, B.K.A. Betty
Lou, died on Jan. 19, 2010, she was laid to rest
on Jan. 23, 2010, in Belle Glade. She worked at
Dixie Fried Chicken for several years. She lived
in Belle Glade almost all of her life. To many
people she was a wonderful person, and will be
missed very much. From your children and
Grandchildren we love you very much and you
will be missed dearly.


Mark Anthony Clark, 59
CLEWISTON Mark Anthony Clark, age 59,
of Clewiston, passed away Feb. 12, 2010, in Cle-
wiston.
He was born Jan. 1, 1951, in West Palm
Beach, son of the late James Ward Clark and
the late Mildred Elizabeth (Hodges) Clark.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Clark; brother,
Jay Ward Clark and wife Karen; sister, Nan Nell
Clark Crosby; son, Jeremy Ward Clark; step son,
Anthony Long; and nephew, Mitchell Clark. He
was preceded in death by his parents, and
brother, Gary Mitchell Clark.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb.
17, 2010 Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston
with Pastor John Hicks and Chaplain Bob
Moore officiating.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home Clewiston.




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February 18, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7


A look around the lake A Chatauqua


7 presentation

Notes speaker Betty Jean Steinshouer
0 .will provide a Chautauqua presentation on
*9 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings at the Clewiston
r .-_. .i Museum on Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
Ms. Steinshouer has toured 43 states making
Such presentations and since 1988 has over
4,000 performances to her credit.
In the upcoming presentation, you will
meet the Pulitzer Prize winning author of
Cross Creek and The Yearling as Betty Jean
Steinshouer brings Marjorie Kinnan Rawl-
ings back to life in this Chautauqua-style
portrayal. Mrs. Steinshouer has studied the
life of Rawlings beginning in 1989 and made
her first presentation on this subject in 1991.
Steinshouer continues to tour with her lat-
est rendition of Rawlings, Notes from Cross
Creek.
Following the presentation, attendees
can meet Ms. Steinshouer and share some
INI/Nena Bolan of their favorite stories with her. Compli-
mentary tours of the Clewiston Museum will

M oore Haven artist also be provided as well as refreshments af-
ter the presentation.
Sandra Lundy, Moore Haven, entered her oil paintings in the Glades County The presentation is free to the public but
Public Library's art show, Feb. 13. seating is limited and reservations should be

made. To make your reservation, please call
the Museum at 983-2870 or e-mail at clewis-
tonmuseum@ embarqmail.com.


Hendry Hospital Authority Bond
Referendum
ABSENTEE BALLOT
The Supervisor of Elections, Lucretia A.
Strickland, has Absentee Ballots available
for the Hendry Hospital Authority Bond
Referendum Election. You may request
your absentee ballot Monday through
Friday at the LaBelle Elections Office, 25
E. Hickpochee Ave., daily 8:30 am to 5:00
pm and the Clewiston Office at 100 E El
Paso Ave, daily 8:30 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00
pm to 5:00 pm Anyone unable to Vote their
ballot without Assistance such as blind,
loss of limb, or illiterate contact the
Supervisor of Elections office. To request
your absentee ballot or for more informa-
tion call 983-1592, or 675-5230.
Hendry Hospital Bono de Autoridad
Referendum
VOTAR EN AUSENCIA
La Supervisor de Elecciones, Lucretia A.
Strickland
Tiene boleta's para votar ausente para el
Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital
Bonos de Referndum Eleccione. Uste
puede solicitor su Boleta de Ausencia de
Lunes a Viernes en la oficina de elecciones
en LaBelle, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave. diario
de las 8:30 am alas 5:00 pm y en la oficina
de Clewiston, 100 E. El Paso Ave. de las
8:30 am a la 1:00 pm y 2:00 pm a las 5:00
pm Cualquier pesona incapaz de votar su
boleta sin ayuda tal como persiana, perdi-
da de miembro o analfabeta Contacte la
Supervisor de la oficina de elecciones.
Preguntas para votar en ausencia o para
mas information, por favor llame 983-1592,
o 675-5230.

Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida


OFFICIAL REFERENDUM ELECTION BALLOT
BOLETA OFFICIAL DE LAS ELECCIONES REFERENDUM
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CONDADO DE HENDRY, FLORIDA MARCH 9, 2010 9 DE MARZO, 2010
A= | HENRY COUNTY B STATE OF FLORIDA c MARCH 9,2010

TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE Hendry County Hospital Authority
OVAL e NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE. Limited Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Bonds
USE BLACK OR BLUE BALLPOINT
PEN. The Hospital Board proposes to issue
bonds for construction of capital projects
IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE, DONT for multiyear improvements in LaBelle and
HESITATE TO ASK FOR A NEW Clewiston. These projects will include, but
BALLOT. IF YOU ERASE OR MAKE not limited to, a new Emergency Room in
OTHER MARKS, YOUR VOTE MAY Clewiston and expanded services in
NOT COUNT, LaBelle The Authority will retire these
bonds from existinga revenues without
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COMPLETAMENTEELOVAL a *.*-r, r -. -... r,,..it .-',,",
QUE CORRESPONDE SU SELECCION, borrowed and no more than (1) mill will be
reserved for this issue.
USAR LA PLUMA BOLIGRAFO NEGRO
0 AZUL. May the Hendry County Hospital Authority
SI SE EQUIVOCA PREGUENTE POR .. .. .... ..
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expenditures of the Authority authorized by
law
Condado de Hendry Autordad de
SHospital Anuncio Limitado de Ingreso
de Bonos
Los Directores de Hospital propone salida
Sde Bonos para construction de proyectos
de capital para anos de multitude para
mejoramiento en LaBelle y Clewiston
Estos proyectos incluir, pero no limited para,
un Nuevo Cuarto de Emergencia en
Clewiston y expansion de servicios en
LaBelle. La Autoridad le retirara estos

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punto.
Le permit el Condado de Hendry
Autoridad de Hospital repartiran bonos
asegurado por una leva, on porcentaje que
no excedse oun mill, y prenda, de anunico
limitado de ingreso por la Autoridad, que
no excedsse $14 million, que el interest no
excedese el maximo porcentaje por ley
para de pagar el costo de desembolsos de
capital de autorizacion de Autoridad de ley.

:_' For Bonds/Para Bonos
:_ Against Bonds/En Contra de
Bonos


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Lakeport photographer
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8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 18, 2010


Walk in the Past: Battle of



the Loxahatchee River


By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
After the Battle of Okeechobee, the Semi-
noles retreated into the dark recesses of the
cypress swamps that bordered the Loxa-
hatchee River. The Seminoles set up camps
and probably thought their new havens
were safe from encroaching soldiers, but
they were wrong. A naval officer named Lt.
Powell was leading a "Search and Destroy"
expedition into the Everglades and chanced
upon one of their trails.
Lt. Powell's mixed force of seamen and
soldiers captured a Seminole woman, while
following the trail and forced her to lead
them to her people's hidden camps. When
the camps were sighted, Powell formed his
men into skirmish lines and advanced to-
ward the Seminole encampment.
On January, 15, 1838, a ragged exchange
of fire soon turned into a heated engage-
ment as the sharp report of cracking rifles
and blasting muskets echoed throughout the
cypress swamps. The once eager advanc-
ing lines of blue began to thin, then waver
as more and more shadowy figures darted
from cypress to cypress, firing their deadly
messengers of death.
Many of the experienced seamen that
had once stood resolute in raging seas were
now starting to succumb to the inland storm
that brewed ominously around them. Soon
fear began to overpower the sanity of many
as an unseen but ever advancing enemy
filled the air with deadly lead and hideous
war-whoops.
This chaos was heightened by the cries
of wounded and dying men, which spread
more mayhem among the already distraught
sailors. Fear finally conquered many of the
sailors and turned their disciplined ranks
into panic-stricken rabbles. Crazed men fled
through the swamps for the safety of their
boats, while triumphing Seminoles raced
behind them like coursing hounds, hungry
for the kill.
It was only the disciplined actions of Lt.
Powell and his rearguard Army regulars that
saved the expedition from total annihilation.
Powell stood his ground and restored some
order among the sailors, while his Army
regulars firmly held their ground. A rabble
of sailors and disciplined soldiers slowly
retreated to the safety of their boats and es-
caped.
Prior to Lt. Powell's engagement, General
Jesup had given orders to the West Army
unit, which was patrolling the St. Johns Riv-
er, to proceed south. It was General Jesup's
belief that most Seminoles had fled south to
escape his probing armies. Colonel Taylor's
battle with the Seminoles on Lake Okeecho-
bee in December and Lt. Powell's encounter
in January, confirmed his suspicions.
On January 18, 1838, the West unit made
contact with Colonel Taylor's force, which
had just finished the construction of Ft. Floyd.
This post was important because it complet-
ed a line of post running from Tampa Bay to
Fort Pierce. General Jesup now believed he
had the Seminoles trapped because another
Army unit under the command of Colonel
Smith was moving east from the western


shores of Lake Okeechobee.
Jesup started marching the West Army
unit southward with hopes he could engage
the Seminoles that Lt. Powell had encoun-
tered along the Loxahatchee River. Howev-
er, he met an obstacle in route, the St. Lucie
River. The West Army unit couldn't cross be-
cause of their heavy baggage.
Jesup was forced to alter course and
move inland, until the West Army unit could
circle around the St. Lucie River. Heavy artil-
lery and cumbersome wagons stuck in the
muddy swamps, while mules and men la-
boriously inched them slowly around the St.
Lucie River.
Endless miles of Sawgrass tore the legs
of Calvary horses so much that corn sacks
were wrapped around the horses' legs to
keep them from going lame. Men fared no
better as the sharp edges of the Sawgrass
shredded both their clothes and shoes.
The column of weary men finally circled
the St. Lucie and began moving eastward to-
ward the Loxahatchee River. On January 24,
1838, the column stopped moving because
scouts had reported Seminoles in a nearby
hammock.
General Jesup immediately started pre-
paring the tired column of men for battle,
while Seminoles waited patiently in a ham-
mock that rose above the surrounding
swamp waters. The Seminoles held the
strategically higher ground, so the soldiers
would be forced to wade across the swamp
waters in full view.
The swamp waters were full of cypress
stumps and up to the horse's girths, hence
rendering them useless. Riders were forced
to dismount and join the foot soldiers, who
would charge across the wide, liquid kill-
ing field that led to the hammock. General
Jesup arranged his cannons on the left and
right flanks of the hammock and then gave
the command to attack.
Cannon fire and Congreve rockets hissed
into the Seminole's green fortress, while sol-
diers exposed themselves to deadly enemy
fire, as they slowly advanced in shoulder
deep water. Intense fire from the hammock
sent white spouts of water erupting around
the advancing men like hail stones. The
withering fire began to slow the soldiers ad-
vance and proved a deterrent for many, who
started retreating.
General Jesup noted the hesitancy and
rode up toward the front lines. He dis-
mounted and ordered the men behind him
to follow. He ran several steps and looked
back to see if the troops were following. As
he glanced around, a Seminole bullet struck
and shattered his glasses, while cutting his
cheek open. Jesup calmly picked up the
glass frames and waved his men on.
The Seminoles were overran by sheer
numbers and fled into the Everglades. Gen-
eral Jesup claimed the engagement as a vic-
tory. The Battle of Loxahatchee River cost
General Jesup seven dead and 31 wounded.


Freeze reduces 2009-2010



Florida Orange estimate


The U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) released its February orange crop
forecast for the 2009-2010 season, reduc-
ing its earlier estimate by 6 million boxes
to 129 million boxes.
"We are definitely seeing the effects of
the prolonged freeze we experienced in
January," said Michael W Sparks, execu-
tive VP/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual. "As
a whole the industry came through in de-
cent shape; we did have frozen fruit and
leaf damage across most of the growing
regions and this report reflects that."
Visit www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_
by_State/Florida/Publications/Citrus/cpfp.
htm for the complete USDA estimate. The
USDA makes its initial forecast in October
and then revises it monthly until the end of
the season in July.
The USDA decreased its grapefruit esti-
mate from 19.5 million boxes to 18.8 mil-


lion. The forecast for early and midseason
varieties in Florida shrunk by 3 million to
66 million while the projection for Valen-
cias also decreased by 3 million boxes to
63 million boxes this season. For Florida
specialty fruit, the USDA's tangelo estimate
remained at 900,000 boxes, however the
tangerine forecast was reduced by 700,000
boxes to 4 million. The yield for from fro-
zen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ) is
expected to be 1.56 gallons per 90-pound
box, down from 1.60.
The Florida citrus industry creates a $9
billion annual economic impact, employ-
ing nearly 76,000 people, and covering
more than 576,000 acres. Founded in 1948
and currently representing nearly 8,000
grower members, Florida Citrus Mutual is
the state's largest citrus grower organiza-
tion. For more information, visit www.fl-
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February 18, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Clewiston News 9


Local graduates U.S. Navy basic training


Navy Seaman Maria A. Trnka, sister of
Johnathon R. Trnka of Clewiston, Fla. and
granddaughter of Maria A. Lyons of Boling-
brook, Ill., recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Trnka
completed a variety of training which includ-
ed classroom study and practical instruction


on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, wa-
ter safety and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is "Bat-
tle Stations". This exercise gives recruits the
skills and confidence they need to succeed
in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to
galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sac-


rifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance
in each recruit through the practical applica-
tion of basic Navy skills and the core values
of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its dis-
tinctly "Navy" flavor was designed to take
into account what it means to be a Sailor.
Trnka is a 2008 graduate of Clewiston
High School of Clewiston, Fla.


Clewiston High School honor roll


Ms. Janice Lee, Principal of Clewiston
High School, has announced the students
who qualify for the honor roll for the 2nd
quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.
All A's
9th-grade
Casey Crawford, Cecilia Luna, Joshua
Martinez, Jorge Medrano, Richard Valera
and Jessie Wiggins
10th-grade
Jose Avendano, Jessica Evans, Cassan-
dra Paniagua, Noe Perez, Adriana Rangel,
Sage Smith and Ashley White
11th-grade
Enedina Martinez, Aurea Perera and Sha-
kira Williams
12th-grade
Osbaldo Garcia, Leonardo Jimenez, Tav-
arian Lampkin, Carlos Martinez-Rubes, Jer-
emy McCluskey and Abraham Perez
A's and B's
9th-grade


Jose Barrueta, Seleny Bartolo, Kaneesha
Bradford, Stephanie Camacho, Abraham
Cardenas, Lianet Escobar, Zachary Gacula,
Leonardo Garcia, Ryan Garcia, Jenine Han-
nam, Daniel Holligan, Jaime Landaverde,
Jasmine Leiva, Carolina Lombardo, Maria
Mendoza, Maegan Miller, Juanisha Norton,
Josue Pardo, Miguel Perera, Sara Perez,
Travis Robertson, Danielle Stremus, Susana
Tamez, De'Marcus Terry, Kimberly Thornton
and Stephanie Zamora
10th-grade
Jose Avendano, Cortney Bain, Michonae'
Brown, Cortney Byers, Ana Ruth Cruz, Jo-
anna Herrera, Trey Pruitt, Adriana Rangel,
Mariela Raya, Nathanael Revoredo, Fran-
ciso Reyes, Jeffrey Rojas, Jessica Torres and
Nelkeya Wood
I Ith-grade
Kagni Adkins, James Bigham, John
Brown, Vincent Carreno, Vanessa Cerda,
Martin Crawford, Luis De Las Salas, Jessica
Diaz, Angelica Garcia, Maria Garcia, Dilenis
Granados, Sarah Howell, Daquatia Hughes,
Christina Llama, Ikeanna Lyman, Gabriella


School Happenings


Clewiston High School
Ms. Janice Lee, Principal of Clewiston
High School, is proud to announce the af-
ter school tutoring program! All Clewiston
High School students can attend! Anyone
who needs extra help with FCAT, home-
work, mini-assessments may attend Monday
through Thursday. Tutoring sessions will be
held on the following days.

Reading
Monday and Tuesdays Room 210A
Wednesday and Thursdays Room
212
Math
Monday and Tuesdays Room 103
Wednesday and Thursdays Room
108
Science
Monday and Tuesdays Room 304
Wednesday and Thursdays Room


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Central Elementary School

CES Yearbooks on sale
Please pre-order your 2010 CES Yearbook
now! Price is only $ 15. If you would like
to place an ad for your child or a business,
please contact CES at 863-983-1550 or stop
by the office for more information!
Upcoming Events
* Feb. 22 Progress reports go home
* March 1 to March 5 CES will be hosting
a Spirit Week ending in a pep rally with the
CHS cheerleaders.
* March 9 to March 19 FCAT Testing!
Please be sure your child gets a good
night's rest and a good breakfast to help the
child achieve his or her best score!


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Demetris Allen, Markeria Allen, Erika Al-
manza, Taylor Beatty, Danielle Camaratta,
Elvin Canales, Noemi Chavarria, Mason
Cole, Coleman La'Tesha, Patrice Dixon,
Clinton Drake, Maleny Escobedo, Lindsey
Grooms, Elizabeth Guzman, Joshua Henry,
Brandi Herring, Dillon Irey, Tamara Jack-
son, Lisa Johnson, Brittini Lallo, Kelvin Law-
son, Esmeralda Lopez, Cynthia Maldonado,
Morgan Mendoza, Watts Mercy, Marissa
Mighty, Logan Mungillo, Ariana Murphy, Dee
Raby, Julio Ramos, Paul Rangel, Corey Ro-
man, Jameiris Roman, Stephanie Romero,
Laquela Ruth, Cecilia Salinas, Charmaine
Smalling, Damion Smith, Diamiranda Steele,
Justin Sweet, La' Marcus Thicklin, Pearline
Thompson, Denisesha Thorpe, Shaquita
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10- Clewiston News Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 18, 2010


Youth show cattle at the Hendry County Fair


Submitted by Sonja Crawford
The Pee Wee Calf, Beef Breeding and
Market Steer Show were held on Tuesday,
February 9th at the Hendry County Fair-
grounds. The show consisted of pee-wees,
4-H and FFA members showing their heifers,
calves and steers. The steers exhibited at the
show ranged in weight from 1,017 pounds to
1,120 pounds. Ms. Sarabeth Barthle of Lake
City was the official judge for the evening.
Five pee wee calf exhibitors began the
evening answering questions about their
critter, such as "how old is your calf" and
where did you get your calf." The Pee Wee
calf exhibitors consisted of Jewel Jackman,
Karlee Lamb, Michael Wayne Lockmiller,
Conner Swindle and Rae Lynn Paniagua. All
of the pee-wee exhibitors were awarded a
trophy for their great showing ability.
The beef breeding critters were judged
on size, growth potential, muscle, balance,
structural correctness, capacity, and sex
characteristics. The steers were judged on
muscling, correctness of finish, balance, ca-
pacity, size, as well as carcass desirability.
Showmanship was judged on the ability
to exhibit an animal to its best advantage,
as well as the overall care and training of
the animal. The exhibitors were judged on
control, presentation to the judge, aware-
ness of the judge, as well as knowledge of
the specie. Planning, practicing, and neat
appearance will assist the exhibitor in being
successful.
In the Beef Breeding division, Alayna
Ridgdill and Sara Sutterfield received a
blue ribbon for their entry. Alayna Ridgdill,
Clewiston High School FFA member, cap-
tured the Grand Champion Heifer award.
In the Senior Showmanship division as
well as the Senior Fitting and Grooming,
Alayna Ridgdill was awarded first place
with Sara Sutterfield in second place. Sara
is a member of the Hendry County Cattle
4-H Club.
In the Steer division, Brianna Davis, Kel-
sie Hansen, Lane Keen and Joshua Santiago


received a blue ribbon for their entry. Brian-
na, Kelsie, Lane and Joshua are members of
the Hendry County Cattle 4-H Club.
Joshua Santiago achieved the Grand
Champion Steer award as well as the Hen-
dry County Bred Grand Champion award
with his 1,155 pound steer. The breeder of
Joshua's calf was Donald Pendrey. Joshua's
steer was purchased by U-Save. Receiving
the Reserve Champion award as well as
the Hendry County Bred Reserve Champion
award was Lane Keen. Lane's steer weighed
in at 1,120 pounds and was purchased by
First Bank. The producer of Lane's calf was
Kenny Wayne Keen. In order to achieve the
honor of receiving the Hendry County Bred
Grand and Reserve Champion Steer award,
the steer was either born in Hendry County
or the producer is a current member of the
Hendry County Cattlemen's Association.
In the Junior Showmanship division,
Joshua Santiago was honored with the first
place award with Lane Keen capturing the


second place award.
In the Senior Showmanship division, Kel-
sie Hansen captured the first place award
with Brianna Davis receiving the second
place award.
The Hendry County Cattle Club is led
by Lisa Kelley and Jose Santiago. The FFA
Chapter is led by Ben Randolf. The exhibi-
tors did a great job exhibiting their critters;
thank you club leaders and parents.


Submitted photo/ Keith Lovejoy Photography
Newly crowned queens Whitney Irey
and Samantha Ortiz are pictured here
with Kelsie Hansen who was awarded
first place for Showmanship.


Submitted photo/ Keith Lovejoy Photography
Alayna Ridgdill, seen here with Jr.
Miss Hendry County Whitney Irey and
Miss Hendry County Samantha Ortiz,
received the Grand Champion Heifer
award.


suDmimlea pnoio/i reln Lovejoy rnotograpny
Pictured from left to right is Whitney Irey, Junior Miss Hendry County; Lane
Keen, Reserve Champion Steer; Joshua Santiago, Grand Champion Steer;
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Photo/Roberto Sanchez
Three students, Ana Ruth Cruz, Clar-
issa Sanchez, and Christina Bracacille
study for an upcoming test in AP US
History.


Change is in the air this year at Clewiston
High School.
Last year, CHS offered only three AP
courses, but this year six more AP classes
were added, among them AP World History,
AP U.S. History, AP English Language and
Composition, AP Economics, AP American
Government, and AP Psychology.
These AP courses are tough, rigorous,
and academically challenging.
"They are university classes taught at the
high school level" says Mr. Roberto Sanchez,
who teaches two AP classes.
AP stands for Advanced Placement, a
program designed by the College Board that
allows high school students to take univer-
sity courses during their high school years.
Students in these classes are required to
think critically, read and write extensively at


a college level, and collaborate with their
peers beyond the classroom.
As Mr. Sanchez said, "The learning begins
in the classroom, but it doesn't end there. To
be in an AP class requires much additional
work at home, sometime 2-3 hours per night
per class. That's why it is so vital for students
to work together, because they soon realize
they can't do it all by themselves."
At the end of the year, students take a
very difficult exam, in which they can score
a 1 to a 5. If they score a 3, they pass. Most
AP exams consist of a combination of multi-
ple-choice questions and written essays and
last around three hours.
If students pass they could earn between


three and six college credits. But more im-
portantly AP classes prepare students for
college.
"Therein lies the beauty of AP, in that it
truly prepares our students for college. We
live in a competitive world, where every year
it becomes harder and harder to be accept-
ed into a college. Our kids at Clewiston High
need to be equipped with the skills that will
not only make them more likely to be ac-
cepted into a university or college, but also
with the tools that will allow them to suc-
ceed once they begin their college careers"
says Mrs. Janice Lee, the Principal at CHS.
It appears Clewiston High is well on its
ways to doing so.


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Submitted photo

CCS student to visit Tallahassee
On January 25, 2010 Whitney Thompson, a sixth-grade student at Clewiston
Christian School, received a letter from the office of State Representative
Denise Grimsley. Whitney was selected to serve as a Page during the week
of March 22-26, 2010 in Tallahassee, Florida for the 2010 Legislative Ses-
sion. While serving as a page she will be given the opportunity to observe
the legislative process first hand while providing much assistance to House
members and staff. CCS is so proud of Whitney. We are looking forward to
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NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Au-
thority Board of Directors will con-
duct their monthly Board meeting
beginning at 1pm on Monday Feb-
ruary 22nd in the Conference Room
at Hendry Regional Medical Center,
524 West Sagamore Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida.
346162 CN 02/18/10



PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOW-
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closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 03/05/2010, 10:00 am at 74
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000137
Household Finance Corporation
III' ntiff,
-vs-
Thomas N. Jennings, Jr. a/k/a
Thomas N. Jennings and a y
L. Jennings, Husband and Wife;
Household Finance Corporation
III; Country Meadows Property
Owners Association, Inc.; Coun-
try Meadows Development Com-
pany; Nationscredit
Manufactured Housing Corpora-
tiond
tio efendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Jud meant
of Foreclosure dated 1/28/2010,
entered in Civil Case No. 2009-
CA-000137 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Glades County, Florida, wherein
Household finance Corporation III,
Plainmhffand Thomas N. Jennings, Jr
a/k/a Thomas N. Jennings and Kathy
L. Jenninqs Husband and Wife are
defendant s), I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, AT THE
FRONT DOOR OF THE GLADES
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MOOREHA-
VEN FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M. on
3/4/10 the following descnbed prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:

LOT 23, COUNTRY MEADOWS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGES 3-4, PUBLIC-
RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
YEAR: 1998, MAKE: REDMAN,
VIN#: FLA14613221A AND
VIN#: FLA14613221AB,
MANUFACTURED HOME,
WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AF-
FIXED TO THE ABOVE DE-
SCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT
IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE
AND A PART OF THE REAL ES-
TATE.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE IF ANY OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE US
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
YOU ARE ENTITLED AT NO COSt
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE
CONTACT GLADES COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE 500 AVENUE J, RO. BOX
10, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471
WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR
RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE:
IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771N IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770.
DATED at LABELLE Flonda, this
1st day of February, 2010.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Glades County, Fonrida
BY /s/Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa, Flonda 33618
09-141876
345813 CN 02/11,18/10

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PORT LABELLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
A vacancy has occurred on the Board of Supervisors of the Port LaBelle
Community Development District. The remaining Board is authorized to ap-
point a successor to the Board to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the
term. Applicants are sought for the position and must be a resident of the
District. Applications should be submitted no later than 2:00 PRM.,
3/15/2010. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest stating
their background and experience. Letters may be hand delivered only (no
mail receptacle) to 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL or mailed to the fol-
lowing address:
Board of Supervisors
Port LaBelle Community Development District
PO. Box 1605
LaBelle, FL 33975
346409 CB/CGS 2/18,25;3/4/10

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.
262008CA000653XXXXXX
LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUS-
TEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SE-
RIES 2006-HE4,
Plaintiff
vs.
ALEJANDRO CRUZ; MARIA DE
JESUS ELIZONDO; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT
TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING
OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
THE PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order or Summary Final Judg-
ment of foreclosure dated Jan. 27,
2010, and entered in Case No.
262008CA000653XXXXXX of the Cir-
cuit Court in and for Hendry County,
Florida, wherein LASALLE BANK, N.A.
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST
SERIES 2006-HE4 is Plaintiff and
ALEJANDRO CRUZ; MARIA DE JESUS
ELIZONDO; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.
1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT
TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TI-
TLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPER-
TY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at on the
Second Floor in front of the Main
Clerk's Office at the Hendry County
Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Ave-
nue, LaBelle, FL 33935 at Hendry
County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
14th day of April, 2010, the following
described property as set forth in
said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 4, BLOCK 2034, PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 60, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNERS AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodabtion to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of the Court not
later than five business days prior to
the proceeding at the Hendry County
Courthouse. Telephone
941-675-5217 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service.
DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on Feb..
1, 2010.
BARBARA BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, RA.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO Box 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
Telephone: (954)564-0071
6029 -52090
345461 CGS/CB 02/11,18/10


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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-001414
The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a
The Bank of New York, as Trustee
for the Certificateholders CWABS,
Inc. Asset-Backed Certificates, Senes
2006-11,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Renier Pupo; Ricardo Diepa; Yolando
Oliver; Mairelis Perez; Unknown Par-
ties in Possession #1 Unknown Par-
ties in Possession #2; If living, and
all Unknown Parties claiming by,
through, under and against the
above named Defendant(s) who are
not known to be dead or alive,
whether said Unknown Parties may
claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, or Other Clai-
mants
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-

TO: Ricardo Diepa
ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS:
230 Northwest 57th Avenue,
Apartment #2
Miami, FL 33126
Residence unknown, if living, in-
cludin any unknown spouse f the
said Defendants, if either has remar-
ned and if either or both of said De-
fendants are dead, their respective
unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees assignees, creditors, lienors,
and trustees, and all other persons
claiming by, through, under or
against the named Defendant(s) and
such of the aforementioned un-
known Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defen-
dants as may be infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not sui juns.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing real property, lying and being
and situated in Hendry county, ori-
da more particularly described as
follows:
THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-
8UARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST
NE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTH-
WEST ONE-QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH,
RANGE 31 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO
KNOWN AS TRACT 8 BLOCK N.
PIONEER PLANTATION, AN UN-
RECORDED SUBDIVISION.
more commonly known as 4400 Pio-
neer 14th Street a/k/a 1301 Otter
Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440.
This action has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your wntten defense if any,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP At-
tomeys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112 Tampa FL 33618, within
thirty (30) days after the first publi-
cation of this notice and file the
onqinal with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereafter
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 4th day of Feb., 2010.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Circuit and County Courts
By: /S/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa, orida 33618
09-158164
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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-000936
FIFTH THIRD BANK, A MICHI-
GAN CORPORATION, SUCCES-
SOR IN INTEREST TO R-G
CROWN BANK
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL J. LARE A/K/A MI-
CHAEL LARE, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated Feb. 3, 2010 and
entered in Case No. 26-2008-
CA-000936 of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for HENDRY County, Florida wherein
FIFTH THIRD BANK, A MICHIGAN
CORPORATION, SUCCESSOR IN IN-
TEREST TO R-G CROWN BANK, is
the Plaintiff and MICHAEL J. LARE
A/K/A MICHAEL LARE; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL J.
LARE A/K/A MICHAEL LARE N/K/A
ANN LARE, STONE AGE PAVERS,
INC.; 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, BE-
ING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY
OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING CORNER OF
HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the
24th day of February, 2010, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said final Judgment:
LOT 26, BLOCK 2032, PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 1, A SUBDIVISION
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3. PAGE 50, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A/K/A 2032 S MONTANA CIR-
CLE, LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er 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 February 4, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08074203
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act** In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities act, persons needing
a 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-
8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770
(v), a Florida Relay Service,
not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.
262008CA000430XXXXXX
LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES
2007-HE1,
Plaintiff,
vs,
JOSE E. CERVANTES;
ANTONIA PEQUENO; et al.,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANTTO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Summary Rnal
Judgment of foreclosure dated Octo-
ber 6, 2008 and an Order Resetting
Sale dated Feb. 4, 2010, and en-
tered in Case No.
262008CA000430XXXXXXOOOO of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial
Circuit in and for Hendry County,
Flonda, where LaSalle Bank, N.A. as
Trustee for the MLMI Trust Senes
2007-HE1 is Plaintiff and JOSE E.
CERVANTES; ANTONIA PEQUENO;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING IN-
TERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO
THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TI-
TLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPER-
TY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash on the Sec-
ond Floor in front of the Main Clerk's
Office at the Hendry County Court-
house, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue,
LaBelle, FL 33935 in Hendry County,
Flonda, at 11:00 a.m. on March 3,
2010, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Order or Fi-
nal Judgment, to-wit:
THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE
NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF
THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF BLOCK
39, LABELLE, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 47, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF LEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, LYING AND BEING IN
HENRY 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 Americans
with Disabilihes Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of the Court not
later than five business days prior to
the proceeding at the Hendry County
Courthouse. Telephone
941-675-5217 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Flonda Relay Service.
DATED at LaBelle, Flonda, on
February 5,2010.
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
Telephone: (954) 564-0071
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ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South
Shore Drainage District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 10, 2010,
at 10:30 A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street,
Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as
the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatm record o the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
By: /s/ Bazil K. Anderson
President
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-929-CA
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
VS.
OSCAR AGUILER; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF OSCAR
AGUILER; SONIA AGUILER; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SONIA
AGUILER; IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, UEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in HENDRY
County, Flonda, descnbed as:
THE WEST 35.7 FEET OF LOT 5
AND THE EAST 35.7 FEET OF
LOT 6, IN BLOCK 430 OF THE
GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWIS-
TON FLORIDA, AS REVISED
SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 421 W. OBISPO AVE.,
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
at public sale, at Clerk of the Circuit
Court in the Hendry County Court-
house (being the second floor hall-
way of the Hendry County Courts
Building), LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00
AM, on the 24th day of Feb., 2010.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /S/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Dnve
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the Amencans
With Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If heanng impaired, please
call (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Fonda
Relay Service.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY
CONSTRUCTION
LICENSING BOARD
Notice is hereby given that the
Hendry County Construction Li-
censing Board will hold a meeting
Thursday, February 25 2010 at
6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Cham-
bers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue,
Labelle, Florida. e meeting is
open to the public. The meeting
site is accessible by the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal an
decision made by the board,
agency, or commission with re-
spect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, he or
she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
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ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South
Florida Conservancy District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 10,
2010, at 11:00 A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N. Main
Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as
the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at the meetbn herein referred, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record o the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which te appeal is
made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
By: /s/ Frtz Stein, Jr
Chairman
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IN TIE CIRCUITOF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000304
Deutsche Bank National Trust Com-
pany, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley
XIS Real Estate Capital Trust
2006-2
Plaintiff,

J. Jesus Mendez Madnrial a/k/a Je-
sus Mendez and Mancefa Rosas Car-
mon /ak/a Mancela Rosas, Husband
and Wife Mortgage Electronic Regis-
tration Systerns, Inc., as Nominee
for First NLC Rnancial Services, LLC;
Defendantss.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order rescheduling fore-
closure sale dated Febrary 1, 2010
entered in Civil Case No. 2009-
CA-000304 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Forida wherein
Deutsche Bank National Trust Com-
ny, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley
IS Real Estate Capital Trust
2006-2, Plaintiff and J. Jesus Mendez
Madrigal a/k/a Jesus Mendez and
Mancela Rosas Carmona a/k/a Man-
cela Rosas, Husband and Wife are
defendantss, I will sell to the high-
est 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 HENRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT
11:00., FEBRUARY 24, 2010, the fol-
lowing descnbed property as set
forth in said Final Judgmen to-wit:

LOT 12, BLOCK 2052, PORT
LABELLE UNIT 2, A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 60,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
Dated at LABELLE Florida, this 2nd
day of February, 2610.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Flonda
BY: IS/ MILLER
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO& FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa, Flonda 33618
09-130466
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 10CA39
MARY IDA CROMWELL,
Plaintiff
vs.
FLORIDA HENDRY LAND, INC., and
any unknown party, natural or corpo-
rate, including any unknown natural
person, the unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or oth-
er parties claiming by through, un-
der or against any unknown person,
not known to be dead or alive, and
any unknown corporation or other le-
gal entity, dissolved or existing, for-
eign or domestic, including
corporabons not known to be dis-
solved or exisbng, and the unknown
assigns, successors in interest trus-
tees, or any other party claiming by,
through, under, or against FLORIDA
HENDRY LAND, INC., and any group,
firm entity, or persons who operate
or do business, or have operated or
done business, in Florida, and all
claimants under any of such parties,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
(F.S. S49.08)
TO: FLORIDA HENDRY LAND, INC.
c/o its registered agent,
Joel B. Hendry
1585 NE Darich Avenue
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
and
3389 Sheridan Street #438
Hollywood, FL 33021
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for reformation of deeds has been
filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on William
R.H. Broome, plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Suite 207, 2465
Mercer Avenue, West Palm Beach,
Florida 33401, on or before March
12, 2010, and file the original with
the clerk of this court, either before
service on plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter, otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or pebtion.
DATED on February 4, 2010.
Joe Flint
As Clerk of the Court
BY: Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
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COUNTY OF HENRY, STATE OF FLORIDA
RESOLUTION NO. 2010 05
RECORDED IN RESOLUTION BOOK XXIII, PAGE VIII
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
FINDING THAT A FIRE EMERGENCY EXISTS WITHIN HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON
UNREGULATED FIRES WITHIN THE COUNTY.
WHEREAS, the recent freezes and drought affecting Hendry County has
createdd an extremely high danger of grass, brush and forest fires through-
)ut all of Hendry County, and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has the authority under
Ordinance No. 2001-03 to impose a moratorium on all unregulated fires.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERSS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA THAT:
1. A fire emergency exists within Hendry County, Florida, under the defi-
nitions and provisions of Hendry County Ordinance No. 2001-03, as
amended.
2. The Board hereby imposes a moratorium on all unregulated fires with-
in Hendry County, Florida, as provided in said Ordinance No. 2001-03,
Section 2, as amended. An unregulated fire means any outdoor fire other
than a cookfire which is not permitted by a governmental agency.
3. The moratorium imposed hereby shall be effective immediately and
shall remain in effect unbl further action by this Board.
Duly considered and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of
dendry County, Florida, this 9th day of February, 2010.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
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IN TIE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-465CA
FLAGLER BANK,
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff
VS.
JOSE REYNALDO HERNANDEZ
Defendant
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Final Judgment of
foreclosure dated August 28, 2009
and entered in Case No.: 09-465 CA
in the Circuit Court of the Twentieth
Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry
County, Florida wherein FLAGER
BANK is the Plaintiff, and JOSE RE-
YANLDO HERNANDEZ, is the Defen-
dant, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 Hickpochee,
LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida, at a
sale to be held at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
on the 3rd day of March, 2010 the
following described property as set
forth in said Order or Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:

The East one-half of the Southwest
one-quarter of the Southeast one-
quarter of the Southeast one-quar-
ter of Secbon 32, Township 43
South, Range 32 East, Hendry
County, Florida, LESS road dedica-
tion of 25 feet on the South side of
said Tract. (Containing 5 acres,
more or less)
PARCThe Southeast one-quarter of he
The Southeast one-quarter of the
Southeast one-quarter of the
Southeast one quarter of Section
32, Township 43 South, Range 32
East, Hendry County, Florida LESS
road dedication of 25 feet on the
South side of and 25 feet on the
East side of said Tract. (Containing
10 acres, more or less)
Dated at LaBelle, Hendry County
Flonda this 8th day of February,
2010.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /S/ D.Hamnmond
As Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff
Stuart J. Mac Iver, Esq.
Doumar, Allsworth, et al
1177 S.E. Third Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Telephone: (954) 762-3400
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2010-004-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THEODORA E. MICHALSKI
a/k/a THEODORA MICHALSKI
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administrabon has
been entered in the estate of Theo-
dora E. Michalski, Deceased, File
Number 2010-004-CP, by the Circuit
Court for Hendry County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave., SR
80 corner SR 29, LaBelle, Florida;
that the decedent's date of death
was April 18, 2009; that the total val-
ue of the estate is approximately
$11,000.00 and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
NAME ADDRESS
Arlene Szymanski 95 Ceil Drive
Checktowaga, New York 14227
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the de-
cedent and persons having claims or
demands against the estate of the
decedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made
in the Order of Summary Administra-
tion must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is
Attorney for Person Giving Nobce:
Nicholas DeFilippo
Florida Bar No. 0756571
Martoccio & DeFilippo, PA.
3380 Woods Edge Circle, Suite 104
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134
Telephone: (239) 495-9007
Person Giving Notice:
Arlene Szymanski
95 Cecil Drive
Cheektowaga, New York 14227
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UNA RESOLUTION DE LA TABLA DE MIEMBROS DE LA COMISION DEL
CONDADO QUE ENCUENTRAN QUE HAY UN EMERGENCIA DE FUEGO QUE
EXISTE DENTRO DEL CONDADO DE HENDRY Y IMPONER UNA MORATORIA
DE FUEGOS IRREGULADOS DENTRO DEL CONDADO.
MIENTRAS QUE LA SEQUIA QUE AFFECT EL CONDADO DE HENDRY HAY
CREADO UN PELIGRO MUY ALTO TRAVES DEL TODO EL CONDADO DE
HENDRY DE INCENDOS DE LA HIERBA SECA Y FORESTALES
CONSIDERANDO QUE LA JUNTA DE LA TABLA DE MIEMBROS TIENE LA AU-
TORIDAD DE CONFORMIDAD CON LA ORDENZA NO. 2001-03 IMPONE UNA
MORATORIA EN TODO LOS FUEGOS IRREGULADOS DENTRO DEL CONDA-
DO.
POR TANTO ES RESOLVIO POR LA TABLA DE MIEMBROS DE LA COMISION
DE CONDADO DEL CONDADO DE HENDRY, FLORIDA QUE:
1. UNA EMERGENCIA DE FUEGO EXISTE DENTRO DEL CONDADO DE
HENDRY, FLORIDA, BAJO DE LAS DEFINICIONES Y PROVISIONS DE LA
ORDENANZA DEL CONDADO DE HENDRY NO. 2001-03, COMO ENMEN-
DADO.
2. LA TABLA POR LA PRESENT IMPONE UNA MORATORIA EN TODOS
FUEGOS IRREGULADOS DENTRO DE CONDADO DE HENDRY, FLORIDA,
COMO, PROPORCIONADO EN DIJO LA ORDENANZA NO. 2001 03, LA
SECCIN 2, COMO ENMENDADO. UN FUEGO IRREGULADO SIGNIFICA
NINGUN FUEGO AL AIRE LIBRE DE OTRA MANERA QUE UN FUEGO DEL
COCINERO QUE NO ES PERMITIDO POR UNA AGENCIA GUBERNAMEN-
TAL.
3. LA MORATORIA IMPUEST4 POR LA PRESENT SERA ,EFECTIVA IN-
MEDIATAMENTE Y SE QUEDARA VIGENTE HASTA LA ACCION ADICIONAL
POR ESTA TABLA.
4. EL EMPLEADO ES DIRIGIDO A AVISAR DE ESTA RESOLUTION DE
ACUERDO CON LAS PROVISIONS DE LA ORDENANZA NO. 2001 03,
COMO ENMENDADO.
DEBIDAMENTE CPNSIDERADO Y ADOPTIVO POR LA TABLA DE MIEMBROS
DE UNA COMISION DE CONDADO DE HENDRY, FLORIDA, ESTE 9th DE
ENERO, 2010.
LA TABLA DE MIEMBROS DE UNA COMISION DE CONDADO DE HENDRY,
FLORIDA JANET B. TAYLOR, LA SILLA
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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R. Scott Cooper DATE: 3/23/10
SUBJECT AREA: 600 Philosophy and General Statement
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the
policy for philosophy and general statement.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1006.21(3), 1001.42, 1001.43 F.S.,
6A-3.01 and 6A-3.17 S.B.R.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1006.21(3), 1001.42, 1001.43
F.S., 6A-3.01 and 6A-3.17 S.B.R.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained,
without cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for phi-
losophy and general statement.
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 March 23, 2010.
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 nobce.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agen-
cy Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to
be adverbsed in the future.
Notice: The c for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule
is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the
Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of
this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public
hearing 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: Inspecbon 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 material which may be judi-
cially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making
proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material 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, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours
prior to the meebng 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 Superintendent of
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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R. Scott Cooper DATE: 2/23/10
SUBJECT AREA: 256 Limited Use of Social Security Numbers and Othel
Identity Informabon
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the
policy for use of social security numbers and other identity information.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1012.23
and 119.071 FS.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43
1012.23 and 119.071 F.S.
FULL TEXT A copy of the full text of theproposed rule may be obtained
without cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for use oi
social security numbers and other identity information.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision wil
create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except
for the costs of prinmbng and distribubons.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Boarc
Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on February 23, 2010.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with inform
bon regarding the statement of esbmated regulatory costs, or to provide z
proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing 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 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 writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the
Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication oi
this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public
hearing 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 b)
request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judi
cially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making
proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference intE
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 ai
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy o
the proposed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent o
Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S.
344988 CN 2/4,11,18; CB 2/18/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-001374
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Plaintiff
vs.
LUIS ANGULO, ET AL
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following Defendant(s):
ARNALDO MARQUEZ ANTONIA PEREZ
(LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) (LAST KNOWN ADDRESS)
415 TEBOL ST 455 S. ROMERO ST
CLEWISTON, FL 33440 CLEWISTON, FL 33440
AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ARNALDO MARQUEZ, IF ANY ANTONIA PEREZ, IF ANY
(LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) (LAST KNOWN ADDRESS)
20746 NW 41st AVE RD 415 TEBOL ST.
CAROL CITY, FL 33055 CLEWISTON, FL 33440
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property:
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF NORTHEAST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION
25, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO A CANAL EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS
THE NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF AND SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT
FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE
WEST 30 FEET THEREOF, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 609, IN MONTU-
RA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION.
1963 WOLVERINE MOBILE HOME
VIN#GAW1729
TITLE #1289726
Street Address: 415 TREBOL STREET,
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33245
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any to it, on Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz,
PA., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 800 Corporate Drive, Suite 500,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334 on or before March 15, 2010, a date which is
which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Nobce in
the THE CLEWISTON NEWS and file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plainbtiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you a person with
a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain as-
sistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee, La-
Belle, FL 33935, Phone No. (941) 335-2299 within 2 working days of your
receipt of this nobce or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V)
(Via Florida Relay Services).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 2nd day of February,
2010.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ D. HAMMOND
As Deputy Clerk
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South Florida Water Management District
Notice of Agency Action
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD or District) gives
notice of its Agency Action for the coninuaton of Water Use Permit
!6-00377-W for Diversion and Impoundment secondary use and for agricul-
:ural irrigation use serving 2845.79 acres of sugar cane using a seep-
age/furrow irrigation system. Withdrawals are from the Hendry Hilliard
:anal via two existing facilities. The project is known as Dunwoody Dover-
spike Annex with an annual allocation of 4656 million gallons and a total
1raximum monthly allocabon of 610.38 million gallons. The permit is subject
:o 20 Limibng Conditions. The Project is located in Hendry County in Sec-
:ions 1-3, 26, 34-35 Township 43 South Range 32 East; located south of
31d US Hwy 27 and just west of Flaghole Road. The use is reasonable-
)eneficlal, will not interfere with any presently existing legal use of water
and is consistent with the public interest. The permit was issued January
25, 2010 to U S Sugar Corporation and SBG Farms Inc. c/o US Sugar Corpo-
'ation at 111 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440.
The above Permit and Staff Report, including limiting conditions to pro-
vide reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statutes and
'ules can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Veguilla, Deputy Clerk, during
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, ex-
:ept legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or
)y telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension 6739.
The District's agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become
final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sec-
:ons 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for fil-
ng a pebtion. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth
)elow, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Distric's permit-
:ing decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The pebtion must
:ontain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the
Office of the Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun Club Road,
Nest Palm Beach, FL 33406. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.104 Fla. Admin. Code,
any documents received after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the
iext regular business day. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. A copy of
:he Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the persons named
above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the 21 days
)f publication of notice, or other receipt of the written notice, whichever
first occurs first, constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an ad-
nmnistrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Fla. Stat. as provided by Subsecton 28-106.11(4) Fla. Admin. Code.
'he petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the ad-
iress indicated above at the time of filing.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the District=s action is
askedd must contain the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2), Fla. Ad-
nin. Code, including:
(1) Identification of the action being contested, including the permit num-
ber, application number, District file number or any other SFWMD idenbfi-
cation number, if known.
(2) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and pet-
tioner's representative, if any.
(3)An explanation of how the petitoner's substantial interests will be af-
fected by the agency determination.
(4)A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the
SFWMD's decision.
(5)A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none,
the petition must so indicate.
(6)A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific
acts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the
SFWMD's proposed action.
(7) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification of the SFWMD's proposed action.
8) If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also in-
dude an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules
or statutes.
(9) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the
action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the
SFWMD's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the District's
action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
'8-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code. Because the administrative hearing process
s designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a pebtion means
:hat the District's final action may be different from the position taken by it
n this notice.
The procedures for pursing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573 Fla.
;tats, and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405 Fla. Admin. Code. The
;FWMD is not proposing mediaton for this agency action under Secton
120.573. Fla. Stat. at this time.
346263 CB/CGS 2/18/10


1 INVITATION TO BID
BID # 2010-1
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
MAINTENANCE OF CANALS
1.1 Public Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the above referenced
Bid # 2010-1 Central County Water Control District Maintenance
of Canals will be received by the Board of Central County Water Control
District (hereinafter referred to as "CCWCD", "OWNER," and "DISTRICT"),
at the District Manager's Office at the following address:
Central County Water Control District
475 S. Cabbage Palm Street
Clewiston, Florida 33440
until 2:00 p.m. local time on Monday, February 22, 2010, for fur-
nishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Invi-
tation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid Form, Construction Contract,
Detailed Specifications and Attachments which comprise the Bid Docu-
ments. Such work includes the mechanical cleaning of District canals. Im-
mediately following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids,
all bid proposals which have been submitted in accordance with the con-
ditons of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda
issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bidders may attend the bid opening. Bidder is responsible for the delivery
of bid, and bids received after the specified day and time will not

1.2 A pre-bid meeting shall be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February
11, 2010, at the District office located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street,
Clewiston, Florida.
1.3 The work made the subject hereof is described in the bid documents tl-
dted Bid # 2010-1 Central County Water Control District Mainte-
nance of Canals copies of which may be obtained from Rock
Enterprises, Inc., 180 N. Bridge Street, Suite B, LaBelle, Florida, 33935, or
from Central County Water Control District, 475 South Cabbage Palm
Street, Clewiston, Florida 33440, for the non-refundable sum of $25.00.
For additional information you may contact Carolyn Hester, CCWCD Man-
ager, at 863-983-5797, or Rock Aboujaoude, District Engineer, at
863-612-0011.
1.4 Each bid must be submitted in duplicate on the prescribed bid form and
accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Board
of CCWCD, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bid
amount. All subcontractors shall be declared on a separate form.
1.5 The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening.
Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance for a period of forty-five
(45) calendar days after the date of bid opening, but no bidder may with-
draw his Bid for a period of forty-five (45 calendar days after the date of
bid opening.
1.6 In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all li-
censes and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regula-
bons and ordinances.
1.7 Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein,
the District will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine
the performance record and ability of the apparent low bidder to perform
the size and type of work specified under this Invitation to Bid. Upon re-
quest, the Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary by
the District to evaluate the bidder's qualifications. The District reserves
the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and qualified bidder
base on available funding.
1.8 The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or with-
out cause, and/or accept bids that in it's judgment will be in the best in-
terest of the DISTRICT, and the District specifically reserves the
right to reject all bids and proceed to accomplish its objectives
without awarding any contract pursuant to this invitation. The
District also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for
a period of time which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond
ninety (90) calendar days from the bid opening date during which bme
the District at its sole discreton may release the bid security.
DATED this day of 2010.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ATTEST:
By: Benito Alvarez, Chairman
Carolyn Hester, Manager
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South Florida Water Management District
Notice of Agency Action
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD or District) gives
notce of its Agency Action to reissue permit number 22-00135-W for the
continuation of an exisbng use of surface water from the Hendry Hilliard Ca-
nal for agricultural irrigation and diversion & impoundment secondary user
use serving 947.1 acres with an annual allocation of 1549.51 million gallons
(a maximum monthly allocation of 203.1 million gallons) pursuant to appli-
cation 090211-13, for a project known as Dunwody Hicpochee, for the pur-
pose of renewal of agricultural irrigation and freeze protection of 947.1
acres of sugar cane using a furrow/seepage irrigabon system. The permit is
subject to 21 Limiting Conditions. The Project is located in Glades and
Hendry Counties in Sectons 31-32 Township 42 South, Range 32 East and
Sections 4-8 Township 43 South, Range 32 East on either side of State
Highway 80. The use is reasonable-beneficial, will not interfere with any
presently existing legal use of water and is consistent with the public inter-
est. The permit was issued September 21, 2009 to US Sugar Corporation
SBG Farms c/o USSC at 111 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Clewiston, Florida
33440.
The above Permit and Staff Report, including limiting conditions to pro-
vide reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statutes and
rules can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Veguilla, Deputy Clerk, during
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, ex-
cept legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or
by telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension 6739.
The District's agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become
final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for fil-
ing a petition. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth
below, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediaton.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District=s per-
mitbng decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) un-
der Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must
contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the
Office of the Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun Club Road,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.104 Fla. Admin. Code,
any documents received after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the
next regular business day. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. A copy of
the Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the persons named
above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the 21 days
of publication of notice, or other receipt of the written notice, whichever
first occurs first, constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an ad-
ministrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Fla. Stat. as provided by Subsection 28-106.11(4) Fla. Admin. Code.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the ad-
dress indicated above at the time of filing.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the District's action is
based must contain the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2), Fla. Ad-
mm. Code, including:
(1) Identification of the action being contested, including the permit
number, application number, District file number or any other SFWMD
identificaton number, if known.
(2) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and peti-
tioner's representative, if any.
(3)An explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be af-
fected by the agency determination.
(4)A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the
SFWMD's decision.
5) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none,
he petition must so indicate.
(6)A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific
cts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the
SFWMD's proposed action.
(7) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitoner contends
require reversal or modification of the SFWMD's proposed action.
(8) If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also in-
dude an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules
or statutes.
(9) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, staying precisely
the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the
SFWMD's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the District=s
action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code. Because the administrative hearing process
is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means
that the District's final action may be different from the position taken by it
in this notice.
The procedures for pursing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573 Fla.
Stats, and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405 Fla. Admin. Code. The
SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section
120.573. Fla. Stat. at this time.
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Religious columns

Lent; meaning, opportunity
By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
With all of the recent bad weather across the
country, people are wondering "Where is 1, ,-
Even here in Florida, it has been colder than usual;
where is global warming when you need it!
In spite of it all, Springtime is coming" and we
can say with assurance "It will get warmer." Our
forefathers knew it would warm up; and that there
was a day coming that would mark new life. That
day was Easter! Time before Easter was time to get
ready for that big day. In the midst of all of the cold
and difficulties that came with winter; the days were
slowly getting longer.
This I .....i -_ of days were signs of a subtle
source for optimism; each day was a little longer, a
little brighter, a little warmer. In the midst of all of the
darkness; there was "length" taking place; or more
simply "Lent." This was the traditional time before
Easter when early Christians got ready for the day
when new life, eternal life was celebrated Easter.
What is Lent? It is that forty day period before Easter
spent in preparing for the big day. As the Lord began
His earthly ministry spending forty days in the wilder-
ness (Matthew 4:1 -11, Mark 1:12, Luke 4:1-13); many
of the faithful take forty days before Easter as a time
of spiritual strengthening to get ready for the great
celebration of Easter.
For some, it is a time of dieting, for others it is
giving up something else, for still others it is a reso-
lution to take on something that might help others
an extra work of charity or doing a good deed for
someone who needs it. The time is a time of wres-
tling with temptations and getting out of habits that
are keeping people from being a little further on the
road to God's kingdom. One person put it this way;
"I use this time to show that I am not a slave to ani-
mal passions or lesser things; I prove to myself that
I can overcome weaknesses or bad habits; I show
to God that I am 'a little lower than the angels (He-
brews 2:7, from Psalm 8:5)' and am worthy of that
special place He has made for me in creation." In the
long run, what do we have to offer to God? Not very
much! He has it all, already. There is something we
can offer, though, and that's being the best of what
He has made us to be.
Every once and awhile, there comes a moment
when I surprise myself. I did better at something
than I thought I was going to do, or I kept on going
and succeeded when I thought I was going to fall on
my face. I thank God for the blessing of it all; He's
given me a sign that I can do better than I thought
and maybe that's the "real me" after all. Lent? Taking
time to polish up the "real me" that God intended.

Chippie Doesn't Sing Much

Anymore
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
It all began when Mary decided to clean Chip-
pie's cage with the vacuum cleaner. Mary removed
the attachment from the end of the hose and stuck
it in the cage. The phone rang, Mary turned to pick
it up and had barely said "hello" when "fa wumpa!"
Chippie got sucked in.
Mary screamed, dropped the phone, turned off
the vacuum, 1 ...... i i i. i ....i pulled Chippie out.
Chippie was somewhat dazed, but still alive. He was
also completely covered with dust. Worried about
what the dust might do to him, Mary ran to the bath-
room with the poor bird, turned on the faucet, and
held him under the running water. Then, realizing
Chippie was wet and starting to shiver, she did what
any concerned bird owner would do she reached
for the hair dryer and gave him a blast of hot air.
Poor Chippie never knew what hit him. A few


days later, a friend called to see how Chippie was
doing. Mary told him that Chippie was doing okay,
but added, "Chippie doesn't sing much anymore. He
just sits and stares."
It's not hard to see why. Being sucked up, dunked
down, and blown over would steal the song from the
best of us. One moment every thing is going well
and we have a song on our lips, then "fa wumpa!"
Something happens and we are sucked into a dark
abyss, dunked into the cold water of reality, and then
we are blown away with the hot air of shock, aggra-
vation, and frustration. The life that had been calm is
now blowing gale forces.
The reality is that storms come and they come
quickly. Sometimes they come hard. If you are not in
a storm today, chances are you know someone who
is. And somewhere in the midst of these storms, joy
vanishes and the song is lost. Chippie doesn't sing
much anymore. Neither do we.
When we find ourselves in the middle of one of
life's many storms or when we realize that we have
lost our song, let us remember that the same voice
that stilled the storm on the Sea of Galilee can still the
storm in our world, and the same voice that gave the
birds their song can restore our song as well.
Psalm 40:1-3 states it well: "He lifted me out of
the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my
feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He
put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our
God." What God did for him He will do for us.
In our walk this week, may God put a new song
in our mouth and a hymn of praise in our heart, and
may we stand firm on the solid Rock that is our sal-
vation.

Making a Difference
By Jackie Miller, Evangelist
First Christian Church
Sometime ago INC. Magazine published an in-
terview with General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. His
performance as commander of the U. S. Forces in
the Gulf War captured the attention of the world. In
the article General Schwarzkopf revealed his leader-
ship principles. These principles apply to any life:
1. You must have clear goals. Make sure your
goals are clearly understood that you can articulate
them to others.
2. Give yourself a clear agenda. Every morning
write down the five most important things to accom-
plish that day and get those done.
3. Let people know where they stand. Relational
honesty is vital to success in life.
4. What's broken, fix now. Don't delay to tackle
problems. Problems that aren't dealt with create
other problems.
5. No 1, ,.iii.. the flagpole. Make sure all the
work you and your people are doing is essential to
the organization.
6. Set high standards. People do not generally
perform above your standards, as it's important to
expect a lot, of yourself and others.
7. Lay the concept out, but let your people ex-
ecute it. It is vital to enlist the cooperation and direct
the efforts of others toward the goal.
8. People come to work to succeed. Don't oper-
ate on the principle that if they aren't watched and
supervised, they'll bungle up the job.
9 Never lie, Ever. Integrity is essential.
10. When in charge, take command. Some lead-
ers who feel they don't have adequate information
put off deciding to do anything at all. The best policy
is to decide, monitor the results, and change course
if it's necessary. Be proactive.
11. Do what's right. The truth of the matter is you
always know the right thing to do. The hard part is
doing it.
Everyone of these principles is found in the life
and action of Nehemiah. Practice these principles
and you will "make a difference!"


Notice of Referendum
To be held Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Regarding Hendry County Hospital Authority
Limited Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Bonds
The Governing Body (the "Governing Body") of Hendry County Hospital Authority (the "Authority") has deter-
mined that it intends to issue Limited Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Bonds (the "Bonds") of the Authority to pay the
costs of capital expenditures of the Authority authorized by law. As provided by Resolution No. 009-2009, duly
adopted by the Governing Body on October 26, 2009, a bond election shall be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010,
for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the Authority, for their approval or disapproval, the
issuance of the Bonds.
If approved, the Bonds shall be issued in one or more series, at one time or from time to time, in the aggregate
principal amount of not to exceed $14,000,000. The Bonds shall be payable from ad valorem taxes levied and
collected by the Authority on all taxable property in the geographic jurisdiction of the Authority at a rate not to
exceed 1 mill. Existing tax rates are not being proposed to be increased as a result of the vote. (i.e. no increase
in current taxes).
The Bonds shall not be issued unless the Bonds shall be approved at the bond election by a majority of the qual-
ified electors of the Authority voting in such election, all in the manner provided in the Constitution and laws of
the State of Florida.
The polling places and times shall be the same as in general elections held in Hendry County.
In accordance with the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, all qualified electors of the Authority shall
be entitled to vote in the Bond election to which this notice pertains,

NOTA de REFERENDUM
Para el Martes 9 de Marzo 2010
Con Respecto del Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital
Anuncio Limitado de Ingreso de Bonos
El Cuerpo de Gobierno ( el "Cuerpo de Gobierno") de el Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital ( la
"Autoridad") a determinado que su proposito para repartir Anuncio Limitado de Ingreso de Bonos ( los
"Bonos") de la Autoridad para pagar los desembolsos capitals de autoridad por ley. Como proveer por resolu-
cion #2009-009, debidamente adoptado por el Cuerpo de Gobierno el 26 de Octubre 2009, una election de
bonos se Ilevara a cabo el Martes 9 de Marzo 2010, para el proposito acreditado de electors de la autoridad,
para el aprobacion o desaprobacion, para la emission de los Bonos.
En caso que sea de aprobacion los Bonos se repartiran en uno o mas series en una vez o de tiempo a tiempo
en la cantidad agrear el principal que no excedese $14,000,000. Los Bonos de cuentas de pagar por
Bonos de ingresos collectados de impuestos por autorizado por la gravable de propiedad en la geografico juris-
diccion que autoriza el porcentaje que no excederse 1 mill. Ingresos en existencia no se propone aumentar en
result de el voto (i. e. no aumentar en impuestos actuales).
Los Bonos no se repartiran solo que sea aprobado en la election por mayoria por los electors calificados de la
autoridad de los votantes en la election, todo en la manera proveer de la ley Constitucion de el Estado de
Florida.
Los sitios de votacion y tiempos seran los mismos que la election general de el Condado Hendry.
En acuerdo con la ley Constitucion de el Estado de Florida, todo elector calificado de la Autoridad se le dara
derecho para votar en la election de Bono sera la siguiente manera:
La forma de el Boleto en esta election de Bono sera de la siguiente manera:
The form of the ballot in this Bond election shall be as follows:

BALLOT
Hendry County Hospital Authority
Limited Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Bonds
The Hospital Board proposes to issue bonds for construction of capital projects for multiyear improvements in
LaBelle and Clewiston. These projects will include, but not limited to, a new Emergency Room in Clewiston
and expanded services in LaBelle. The ,ii ,1 11 n i I, i ,i' i 11 .... ... .... is without increas-
ing tax millage assessed in Hendry Coun., .. .. .11 I i i ....i i. i i .. I no more than (1)
mill will be reserved for this issue.
May the Hendry County Hospital Authority issue bonds, secured by a levy, at a rate not to exceed one mill, and
pledge of ad valorem taxes by the Authority, in the amount not to exceed $14 million, bearing interest not
exceeding the maximum lawful rate, to pay the costs of capital expenditures of the Authority authorized by law.

Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital
Anuncio Limitado de Ingreso de Bonos
Los Directores de Hospital propone salida de Bonos para construction de proyectos de capital
para anos de multitude para mejoramiento en LaBelle y Clewiston. Estos proyectos incluir, pero
no limited para, un Nuevo Cuarto de Emergencia en Clewiston y expansion de servicios en LaBelle.
La Autoridad le retirara estos Bonos de ingresos en existencia sin creciente de impuesto de mill-
age evaluado en el condado de Hendry. No mas que (14 million) se tomara un prestamo y no
mas de (1) mill ingreso de reserve para este punto.

Le permit el Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital repartiran bonos asegurado por una
leva, un porcentaje que no excedese un mill, y prenda, de anunico limitado de ingreso por la
Autoridad, que no excedese $14 million, que el interest no excedese el maximo porcentaje por ley
para de pagar el costo de desembolsos de capital de autorizacion de Autoridad de ley.

For Bonds/Para Bonos
Against Bonds/En Contra de Bonos


Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendly County, Florida
F.S. 100.342


Hendry County Hospital Authority


F- IV




Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


February 18, 2010


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tool oslato 528 E. Suptiard Hwy., Clewiston
Cheqyl EbyGuat Lr Real Estate Baier (863) 228-1562
Anabel Miranda (863)228-6296 Espalol
w.A Elsie Sellers (239)822-7490 Espallol
CLEWISTON HOMES
:4/2 Home on Louisiana Ave. Just Reduced. $79K
*3/2 MH on Merit St. Screened Prch & Private Fence. $69.9K
3/2 on Haiti Ave. with Pmvacy Fence Asking $89K
*2 Brand New 32.5 Lennar T'Iwn Homes, $179K
2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave. Each unit has 2/1 $224.9K
Country Living Off CR 720. 2BD/2BA 1.25 Acres.
*2/1 MH on Gration Rd. 1.37 Acres REDUCED to S59K
3/2 New CBS Home in Orchard Park. Asking $129K
*2/1 Duplex on Alverdez Ave. $150K
*2/2 Home on Deane Duff. $75K
*2/1 Home on Obispo Ave. $11 0K
*3/2 Mobile Home on Bowden Rd. $75K
*2/2 Home on Obispo Ave. $160K
'2/1 Home with 1/1 Efficiency $140K
2 -3/2-1/2 Lake Shoe Villa iwnhomes. $90K
*4/2 CBS on Del Monte. Newly Remodeled. $195K
*2/1 Della ToIbbias. Needs much TLC. Asking $15K
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
Riverfront 3/2 with Guest House REDUCED to $175K
*Riverfront 2/2 with Efficiency. REDUCED TO $90k
*Riverfront lot w/ Improvements. $100K
*3/2 MH. Yacht Club Way w/Garage Asking $140K
*Lake Access 2/2 w/ Boat House. $219K
*Lake Access, 2/2 on Clark Lane. $119K
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*51 Acre Ranch with Home. Hwy 27 Frontage $750K
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC. Parcels, Owner Finance
15 Acres on Hookers Point Rd, Improvements included $75K
*Vacant Residential Lot on Central Ave. Asking $20K
'Commercial lot on Bond St. Make offer!
*4 Buildable lots on Francisco St. $35K Each
*Vacant Lot on Maryland Ave. $9K
'Sky Valley lots, deeply discounted
MONTURA/FLAGHOLF/LADECA
*1.25 AC Parcels available in Montura Ranch Estates
*3/2 MH on Riverside St. 1.88 acre. $105K
*4/2 CBS Home w/ Detl Garage on Kilpatrick Loop. $259K
*3/2 Mobile Home. 2.5 Acres with Stable. $180K
*3/2 M.H. on Taft Blvd with add. acres $115K
,4/2 M.H. on Midstate Loop with large detached gaage $69K
COMMERCIALIINVESTMENT
*Mobile Home Park. Hwy 27 frontage. $435K
*Industrial/Rail Business Park on CR 835. Sale or Lease.
*14,279 Sq. Ft. Building on Hwy 27. $649K
*Former Antique Shop Building in Moore Havens Asking $50K
7,500 Sq. Ft. Bldng in Downtown Moore Haven $100K


EMAIL. ANN@DVWSREAU
AFTER
HOURS: ANN DYESS (863) 983-8979


RESIDENTIAL
2/2 E Ventura Ave $85K
Bass Capital Unit 402
$130K
3/2 Ridgeview $285K
2/1 W Pasadena $115K
2/2 Condo Bass 'n Sun
furnished $112K
4/1.5 E. Alverdez
$109K

3/2 with large shed and
fenced yard E
Concordia $169.9K
Bass Capital 2/2 Unit
503 $119 500


4/2/2 w/ pool Flaghole
Rd 5.7 acres $399K
Moorehaven new 3
models to choose from.
$133,344 to $149,458
2/1 E Alverdez w/ Irg
metal building $95K
4-unit rental complex E
Ventura, fully rented.
Reduced to $190K
RENTALS
Please call for available
rentals.
MOBILE HOMES
2/2 SWMH 1.25 acres
S Zambra Monturo
$39.9K


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2/2 SWMH N Nogol VACANT LAND
$17.5K 27.5 acres Pioneer
3/2 DWMH w/ o/g pool $245K
Evercone Rd Reduced 1 0 Montura lots $9.9K
$165K each
3/2 DWMH on lke 2-5 acres Montra $25K
SD n leMoore Haven 5 lots $75K
Allen Rd $120,000 Moore Haven 2 lots
3/2 SWMH Hooker's $39.9K
Point Rd $44,900 Residential lot Hooker's
3/2 DWMH Monturo Point area $15,900
2.5 acres $74900 SHORT SALE
3/2 DWMH has CBS 328 W Ventura Ave -
outbuilding Magnolia 3/1 SFR
Lone $79.9K 316 W Arcade 3/2
4/2 DWMH with shed $149K
(a/c) and kennels 2.5 1439 Hooker's Pt Rd
acres $169.900 2/2 $90 000


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CLEWISTON HOMES
*2/1.5 House 421 W. Ventura $89,900
*3/2 Home 432 W. Crescent Dr. $69K
*3/2 Home 316 Avenida Del Rio $84.9K
* 1.8 acre Indian Hills. VERY Nice! $179.9K
*Reduced! Melissa Rd. on lake $84.9K
*6650 Surrency Rd 5ac Mini Ranch $379.9K
*3/2 House 628 E. Ventura $84,000
*Short Sale 503 Pasadena $ 110K
*Executive Home Clewiston $300K
*503 Bowden Rd $69,000
*400 Ci rcleJ. 1IIn" -e
CONDOMINIUMS
*Roland Martin's Marina Condo $125K
*Bass n Sun, view canal $99K
-Bass n Sun Pool 1st floor $99K
*Bass n Sun Remodeled Ist floor S15K
*Sweet Lake Villas (3) available
GLADES COUNTY
-Moore Haven 3/1 MH w/ 3 Lots
*Yacht Club canal lot 2 River $25K
*811 Renn Dr MHYC $99K
*808 Renn Drive MHYC $61,875
-Thatcher Blvd 3/2/1 car $123,900
MONTURA/PIONEER/LEDECA
*2.5 ac. Pioneer $19K
*Flaghole MH '02 w/ shed & pond $99K
* 1.25 acres $6,350
*Custom C4 SUlB BNDINO+ Ac S240K
*10 Acres, fenced, Free MH $90K
COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL LOTS
*Vacant lots in Clewiston, $17K, $15K, 24K
Clewiston Animal Clinic Lease/Own
*Margaret St. Duplex $105K
RENT/LEASE
1 /1 824 E Concordia $450 mn
-Executive Office Space-Big/Small $400-$800 mn
-828 E. Cncornrdian effirnciirv S475 tr mn


INI/Nena uolan

Clewiston artist
Delores Duncan, Clewiston, entered her paintings in the Glades County Pub-
lic Library's art show, Feb. 13


Submitted photo

Annual Banquet
Big "0" Bassmasters of Moore Haven held their Annual Banquet at the home
of Mike and Della Woodham where Angler of the Year was awarded to Rick
Buntenbach from Lakeport and Co-Angler of the Year was awarded to Della
Woodham from Clewiston. Big "0" Bassmasters is a Florida Bass Federa-
tion Club and if interested in more information or joining, please contact:
Mike Woodham at 863-228-0111, Tony Whidden at 863-227-3163 or Donnie
VanDyke: 863-467-5166.




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Pittman named property



appraiser's Deputy Chief


Hendry County Property Appraiser, Phil-
lip L. Pelletier, is proud to announce the
appointment of Mrs. Dena Pittman as Chief
Deputy. During his first year in office, Mr. Pel-
letier has observed Dena's knowledge of the
office, experience and interactions with co-
workers and the public. He feels that Dena
will continue
to be a great
asset to his
office and as
a Clewiston H
resident, she
will bring R
representa-
tion toward
his long time
goal of unit- C
ing the coun-
ty.
Dena has
been divid-
ing her time .'
between the
Clewiston
and LaBelle
offices since ,
transferring
to Hendry
County in Oc-
tober 2006. Hendry County Property A
She has over and Dena Pittman.
20 years ex-
perience with the Property Appraiser's of-
fice, having worked in Palm Beach County
from 1989 to 2006. Dena is experienced
with nearly all areas and procedures in the
office.


Dena married Mike Pittman in April 1996,
and moved to Clewiston at that time. They
have two daughters, Kaci, age 11, and Me-
gan, age 10. Both girls are active in AYSO
ClewistonYouth Soccer, Dixie League Clewis-
ton Youth Baseball, and are on a Clewiston
Travel Softball Team (Sugar Rush). Kaci and
Megan are
currently
involved in
the 4-H pro-
ndry gram and
T ae are raising
meRmb hogs for
Ac th. the Hendry
AI County Fair
and Live-
lunty stock Show.
Both Mike
and Dena
are very ac-
H -tive in the
community
and sup-
port many
of the local
children's
programs.
Mike isVice-
President of
ppraiser, Phillip L. Pelletier Cross Train-
ing Minis-
tries, a drug
and alcohol regeneration program for young
men ages 18-25. Dena and Mike are active
members of the CTM church where they di-
rect the Children's Church Ministry.


Note deadlines for exemptions


Phillip Pelletier, Property Appraiser, says
in today's economy every penny counts for
all of us. Why not take advantage of your
savings between now and March 1, 2010, by
coming to the Property Appraiser's Office in
the Courthouse, third floor in LaBelle during
office hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) Monday-Fri-
day or the Clewiston sub-office at 100 E. El
Paso same hours/days apply.
You may qualify for one or more of the
following exemptions:
1. Homestead Exemption $25
,000/0/$25,000.00 Applies to first $25,000 of
assessed value all taxing authorities
Applies to $50,000 $75,000 assessed val-
ue Not school district
2. Disabled Veteran's Exemption based
on % of disability $5,000.00
3. Widow's or Widower's Exemption
$500
4. Non-Veteran Disability and Blindness
Exemption $500.00 (or more)
5. Additional Exemption 65 years of Age
or Older W/an Annual Income $50,000.00 of
less than $25,780 Per Household (documen-
tation is required).
6. Tangible Personal Property Exemption
$25,000.00


7. Agriculture Classification (Green Belt)
8. Homestead Portability
If you have recently purchased your prop-
erty the previous owners exemptions are
NOT transferable. New applications MUST
be filed in the event of any changes or deed
transfers. This would include changes in Ag-
ricultural Classifications also.
You should have received your automatic
renewal receipts for Homestead Exemp-
tion (white) and Agricultural Classifications
(green), if you still qualify keep your receipt
do NOT return it to our office.
To file for Homestead Exemption you
will have to furnish the following: Florida
Drivers License, Florida Vehicle Registra-
tion, Hendry County Voter Registration OR
Recorded Declaration of Domicile, Social Se-
curity Number, Permanent Resident Card (if
not a US citizen), Mobile Home Registration
or Title in order to purchase the permanent
"RP" sticker, if filling on a mobile home.
For those disabled persons that are un-
able to come to the Courthouse, please call
and arrangements will be made for you to
file an application for Homestead Exemp-
tion or any other exemption.


Arrest Report
This column lists arrests, not convictions, 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.


Nicholas Albas, 31
I- Ir,,,iton
Sii nii ial mischief $300 to
'i 11111
.1 Feb. 15
-iirI ,by Sgt. Reed





Kenneth Lanning, 47
i Clewiston
*Warrant: charged with FTA:
felony offense
Arrested Feb. 9
Arrested by J. Garrett


Oketto Adams, 28
Clewiston
*Possession of marijuana with
intent to sell, manufacture or
deliver schedule I
SFraud impersonate, give false
ID to LEO
Arrested Feb. 8
Arrested by J. Poole


Brett L. Bradford, 34
Clewiston
Resisting an officer refuse to
accept, sign a citation or post
bond
Nonmoving traffic violation
driving with a suspended license
habitual offender
Arrested Feb. 14
Arrested by B. Rowe


Briefs cont.
For further information please contact Al bag lunch, bring your lunch and join us for
Gary at 863-233-9996. fellowship. Senior center is located directly
by John Boy Auditorium in the little white
Senior Center building.
Lunch will begin at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All
The Senior Center now open for brown seniors invited.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Republican Women
Federated Republican Women's Club, Hendry-Glades had its inaugural meet-
ing in LaBelle on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Fittingly, the Florida Federated Repub-
lican Women's Club was born at the Clewiston Inn in December 1949, with
its very first official meeting in January 1950 in Sebring. Guest speaker Ana
Gomez-Mallada, First Vice-President of the FFRW, provided background for
the ladies and helped them get off to a good start. The Hendry-Glades group
will jump right in to organization activities, including a booth at this month's
Swamp Cabbage Festival, a FRWC White Elephant Sale on March 27 and a
booth at the Sugar Festival in Clewiston. The mission of the group is to help
lead the party and get Republican candidates elected to office. The group
must hold six meetings per year. The next will April 21 at Don's Steakhouse.
The meeting begins at noon with social time at 11:45 a.m. Call Marianne at
675-7703 for more information. Local officers are pictured with area FFRW
officials, from left: FFRW first-vice president Ana Gomez-Mallada, local vice-
president Marianne Bartlett, FFRW District Executive Christine Sutherland,
local treasurer Elaine Beaumier, local parliamentarian Pam Elkowitz and Dis-
trict Rep Barbara Anson. Local president Kristina Kulpa is not pictured.


February 18, 2010


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Clewiston News 19


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20 Clewiston News Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 18, 2010


Iii'4/ose Laragoza
Clewiston hopes that more and more people will take advantage of the facade
improvement program which provides matching grants, up to $5,000 per busi-
ness, for general improvements.


FLW
Continued From Page 1

event that Clewiston has that benefits the
whole city."
The event is slightly smaller than the
regular FLW tournament that the town has
come to recognize year in and year out --
that tournament took place in Okeechobee
and saw local Scott Martin win the top prize
-- but this event still promises a competitive
contest for all of the anglers and co-anglers
involved.
The event officially kicks off next Thurs-
day, Feb. 25 at 7 a.m. sharp. Daily weigh-ins
will be recorded after each full day of fish-
ing, at 3 p.m. at Roland and Mary Ann Mar-
tin's Marina.
The prize for the best angler is $25,000,
while the co-angler division competes for
$10,000. Participants are eligible to win a
198 Ranger VX with a 200 hp engine, as well
as $5,000.
Kevin Long, who is not a stranger at all
to Clewiston, serving as a guide on Lake
Okeechobee, won the tournament last year


Photo/Rob Newell, FLW Outdoors
Tournament leader Kevin Long of
Clewiston gives the thumbs up going
into day two of the Stren Series event
on Okeechobee in 2009.
and is the returning champion.
"We look forward to the weather im-
proving," he said earlier this week. "It's been
so cold now the fishing is not so hot. There
should be a full moon after the tournament
and that brings up the fish."
Long has competed in at least five major
tournaments on the lake. He hopes to find
a clear spot in the water and come across a
big wave of fish, but he remains humble in


Spruce
Continued From Page 1

Among other things, the board manages
a "trust" from ad valorem taxes generated
from the CRA area and reinvests that money
into programs like facade improvement.
"They come up with ideas they think will
generate that economic engine for Clewis-
ton," said Mr. Reese. "The reason for the
organization is to get rid of blight, and get
older areas in compliance with current zon-
ing and ordinances."
Currently some of the signage -- outdated
signs, signs from businesses that have long
ago moved on or don't exist, or signs in dis-
repair -- represents some of the issues the
CRA has targeted.
Beyond this, businesses should take a
cue from the law offices of McGahee &


his pursuit.
"My only victory in Lake Okeechobee
was last February," he said. "That was my
first big win on the lake."
Local resident Amy McKown helped
the council develop the idea of a coloring
contest to get more children involved. Stu-
dents at local elementary schools will color
a "Welcome FLW Fisherman" design and
the best artist will receive a rod and reel,
tackle box and a four-hour fishing trip with
National Guard Pro Scott Martin, informed
Mr. Iglesias.
While increasing foot traffic at local busi-
nesses is one of the driving motivators for
the tourism council, one of the positive off-
shoots, according to Mr. Iglesias, is that the
visiting army of fishermen will undoubtedly
take back stories of all the things they saw
in Clewiston.
If they are lucky, the tourism council
hopes that news about the area will contin-
ue attracting people to visit more often, and
some may even decide this is where they'd
like to live.
"It plays a huge part in promoting Lake
Okeechobee, our community, and the sur-
rounding communities of the lake," said Mr.
Iglesias.


Drug Free Coalition awarded Federal Grant


The Drug Free Hendry County Coali-
tion was awarded a $125,000 Drug Free
Communities Support Program grant by
the White House Office of National Drug
Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis-
tration (SAMHSA). Project Coordinator Jen-
nifer Dyess stated, "We are very excited as
this 5 year award will allow us to advance
the Drug Free Hendry Coalition and work
with community partners to make our
county both a healthier and safer place to
live."
The goals of the coalition are to establish
and strengthen collaboration among com-
munity partner organizations in support
of efforts to prevent and reduce substance
abuse among youth, and also to address
the issues within our community which
increase the risk of substance abuse while


promoting factors that minimize the risk of
substance abuse in youth, and over time,
among adults.
To achieve its goals, the coalition plans
to educate coalition members and parents
on how to support positive social norms
concerning alcohol and drug use in our
community. The coalition will also work
with local law enforcement and the Divi-
sion of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco
(ABT) to limit youth access to alcohol and
tobacco through compliance checks at lo-
cal retailers. Most importantly, the coalition
will utilize collaboration with people from
all areas of the county to create a safe and
healthy community for all of our citizens.
Since forming in October of 2008, the
Coalition has collected real time local data
on the past 30 day use of alcohol, tobacco,
and marijuana. The survey given to Hen-


dry County middle and high school stu-
dents, not only measures perception of use
among peers, it measures parental approv-
al and sources of alcohol within the com-
munity as well. The results of these surveys
are used to guide the efforts/activities of
school based programs and clubs such
as Students Against Destructive Decisions
(SADD) and Students Working Against To-
bacco (SWAT).
The Drug Free Hendry coalition meets
on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Meet-
ings are held at the Carlson Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall in LaBelle from 5
p.m. to 6 p.m. All community members are
invited and encouraged to attend the next
meeting on Tuesday, March 16th. For more
information contact Jeni Dyess at 863-674-
4041 X143 or via email Jennifer Dyess@
doh.state.fl.us.


Perez. The business is located at 417 W Sug-
arland and was recently approved for the
facade improvement program.
"That's (the kind of work) we would love
to see (more of)," said Mr. Reese. "What
they have done is take a plain-looking build-
ing, moved a flat roof to a hip roof, dressed
up the front of the building with columns
and a complete facade."
He hopes he will be inundated with new
applications, and would take it as a measure
of the community's desire to improve itself.
"We realize that there are hard economic
times, as bad as times as any, but things are
changing in Clewiston and we have to put
our best foot forward," he said.


BIRTHDAY
MARIO HOWDESHELL

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