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LEWIS


Vol. 85 No. 35


Thursday, March 4, 2010


EWS


50 Plus tax


News in briefs

Final presentation on
referendum
Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter is having its third public refer-
endum presentation today at 5:30
p.m. at the Clewiston museum.
This presentation will provide you
with the information regarding the
hospital's special election on Tues-
day, March 9. If you haven't heard
this 30-minute educational session
about the construction of a new
Emergency Department in Clewis-
ton and additional healthcare ser-
vices in Hendry County, please
stop by today.

See Briefs Page 15

Lake Level


13.58 feet
above sea level

Index

C lassifieds .................................. 11
Public Forum ..................................... 2
R e lig io n .......................................... 14
Schools ... .......................... 8

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Local runner wins Gasparilla Classic


Richmond handily
wins Gasparilla
Distance Classic in
Tampa

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
A.J. (Austin) Richmond, a
Clewiston native, continues pour-
ing his all into the sport of long-
distance running, recording an
impressive victory in Tampa on
Sunday.
Before the race started, Austin
was pegged as one of the favorites
to win the race, a fact he learned
only moments before the race
started.
"They gave me (number) one.
Why'd they do that? It was like I
have a big target on me. Every-
body's gonna be aiming for me,"
he humorously remembered this
week.
That may have provided just a


little extra motivation for the run-
ner who had finished second in
the same race in 2008.
He said the race was really
between him and a runner from
North Carolina. Austin gained the
lead early and kept the momen-
tum, crossing a few points along
the race with better times than he
expected to have.
He was on pace to beat his
goal of finishing the run in un-
der 46 minutes, until the last few
stretches of the race.
"I was going faster each mile,
and then I caught a horrible, hor-
rible cramp in my diaphragm, and
I couldn't take a deep breath," he
said.
Austin's coach, Richard Moody,
who followed the runner in a bike,
told him not to worry about his
time and just complete the race as
he could.
Austin said the feeling was like
having been punched in the stom-
ach, and days after the race he
could still feel the soreness.


But as he inched closer to the
finish line, he thought about his
wife and his daughter waiting for
him at the end.
"I thought I had a hernia. I said,
'No, my little girl is here. My wife
is here. I gotta get across the line.'
I'm not pulling out of this race,"
Austin said. "I came across the fin-
ish line and the first thing I did was
pick up my daughter."
He isn't too concerned about
the pain, and plans to follow up
with his doctor.
"I notice the correlation when
I'm really excited, really pumped
up. I don't really worry about it. I'll
just get in the race more relaxed."
Runners give themselves some
time to unwind following a long
race, but Austin and his coach
have decided to push ahead with
a planned entry into the USA 15k
Championships in Jacksonville.
Austin rested for a day after the
Tampa race -- a shocker to even

See Runner Page 16


Austin Richmond snatched
first place in the Gasparilla
Classic Race held last Sunday
in Tampa.


HSCO: Citizen's Academy Page 16

Two brothers jailed on charges of abuse, intimidation


By Ashley Smith
Clewiston News
Two brothers were arrested last
week in reference to a domestic
battery call received by the Hen-
dry County Sheriff's Office. Deputy
VanFleet was the officer on scene.
In a report released by the sher-
iff's office, the deputy said that on
Feb. 24 a young female called the
sheriff's office after the suspect,
her step-father, came home drunk
and started arguing with his girl-
friend, a 34-year-old Colombian
native. He reportedly called her
names for reasons that are not al-
together clear but the report cites
may have been caused over an in-
come tax return.
The suspected allegedly stated,
"If she called the cops he would
tell them that she was an immi-
grant and would burn the house
down with them in it."
One of the victims told depu-


ties that when the first victim be-
gan to argue back with the suspect
he then tackled her out through
the back door and began kicking
and beating her as she lay on the
ground.
The suspect's step-daughter
tried to call for help, but the sus-
pect, identified as 35-year-old
Alexis Mayan-Martinez, reportedly
grabbed the phone from her and
threw her out of the back door
into a garbage can.
The young victim stated that as
she was lying on the ground the
suspect stepped on her stomach
and began hitting her in attempts
to take the phone and tax return
papers away from her. As the sus-
pected returned to enter the home
again, he injured a third victim,
stepping on her foot as he entered
the home.
It is unclear if he purposely
stepped on the child's foot but
deputies were able to observe a


laceration on the top portion of
the victim's foot. The deputy also
noted a very large contusion with
small cuts around it on the 34 year
old victim's right arm; both victims
were treated by emergency medi-
cal technicians on scene.
While at the victim's residence,
Deputy VanFleet was advised by
dispatch that the suspect was on
the phone and wanted to speak
with the deputy on scene. He ad-
vised that he was battered by both
victims and wished to tell his side
of the story. He also had a warrant
for his arrest due to a previous of-
fense.
Upon arrival to the suspect's
location, the deputy reported that
the suspect showed him cuts on
his left hand that were not consis-
tent with defensive wounds and
stated that he did throw the vic-
tims out of the back door of the
residence but only after they had
hit him.


Mayan-Martinez was placed
under arrest for his warrant, two
counts of battery and cruelty to-
ward a child abuse without great
harm.
In a strange twist, his brother
would join him in jail the next
day.
Angel Mayan-Martinez, 39, vis-
ited the victim's home to retrieve
his brother's wallet. The suspect
reportedly became upset and
threatened the victim because
she was talking about the incident
with someone on the phone.
"You better respect my brother,
if something were to happen to
him, you and your family will pay,"
the victim said the suspect said.
Angel Mayan-Martinez was
placed under arrested and charged
with obstructing justice intimi-
date, threaten, etc a witness/infor-
mant.




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Clubs and organizations


Local Weather

Weather Forecast for Hendry County
from the National Weather Service.

Clewiston and surrounding
areas:
Thursday: Sunny, with a
high near 65. Wind chill val-
ues as low as 38 early. North-
west wind between 8 and 11 .
mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly
clear, with a low around 42.
Northwest wind between 6
and 8 m ph .........................

Extended Forecast
Friday: Sunny, with a
high near 65. North wind be-
tween 8 and 11 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly
clear, with a low around 47.
North wind between 6 and 8
m p h .........................
Saturday: Sunny, with a
high near 75. North wind be-
tween 7 and 9 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly
clear, with a low around 47.
Northeast wind between 5
and 8 mph.


CHS Class Reunion
CHS Class of 2000 ten year reunion will
be held on June 4 to June 6. Events to be
held throughout the weekend in Clewiston.
Sign up now at CHS-Classof2000.com today
and get early-bird rates.
For further information, please visit our
website or contact Bill Fabian by e-mail at
wtfabian@gmail.com.

Clewiston Garden Club
The Clewiston Garden Club had their
monthly meeting on Thursday, February 18,
2010. Our guest speaker was Robbie Cas-
tellanos. He spoke on the Special Hospital
Election which has been scheduled for Tues-
day, March 9th. All Hendry County precincts
will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. so make
sure you go vote.
This allows Hendry Regional Medical
Center to develop State-of-the-Art Health-
care close to home. It consists of Expanded
Services in LaBelle and a new Emergency
Department in Clewiston.
Instead of having our monthly meet-
ing on Thursday, March 18, the Clewiston
Garden Club will be going on a field trip to
ECHO in Fort Myers. We will be meeting at
the Baptist Church at 7:45 a.m. and leaving
promptly at 8 a.m. The fees will be $11 plus
money for lunch.

Drug Free Hendry Coalition
meeting


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At Tourist Development Council 863-612-4783. For region
.A... .A tion call FFF at 800-467-


Gilt Basket
The Hendry County Tourist Development
Council (HCTDC), with help from Michelle
Phillips of Florida Freshwater Frontier (FFF),
manned a booth at the Swamp Cabbage Fes-
tival to disseminate information on tourism
to festival-goers. An added attraction was the
gift basket giveaway courtesy of the HCTDC
and the Harold P. Curtis Honey Company.
The lucky winner of the basket filled with
honey and other local products was Nick
Wegscheid. Congratulations to Nick! For fur-
ther information on tourism opportunities in
Hendry County please call 863-675-5264 or


nal tourism informa-
4540.


Free HIV test
Women represent a growing percent-
age of the new HIV cases in Florida. Hendry
County Health Department located at 1140
Pratt Boulevard in LaBelle, and 1100 Olym-
pia in Clewiston and Glades County Health
Department located at 956 Hwy 27 SW in
Moore Haven will offer FREE HIV testing
for anyone on Wednesday, March 10, for
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Aware-
ness Day. Get educated, and get tested.

Empowerment Alliance's


The Drug Free Hendry Coalition & To-
bacco-Free Partnership meets on the third
Tuesday of each month. Our next meeting
will be held on Tuesday, March 16 at the
Carlson Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
on 310 Campbell Street in LaBelle, begin-
ning at 5pm. All residents are encouraged
and invited to attend.
Please contact Jeni Dyess at 863-674-4041
ext. 143 or Jennifer Dyess@doh.state.fl.us
for more information.

Montura School Project, Inc.
Montura School Project, Inc. is having a
fundraiser lunch and yard sale on Saturday,
March 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the pic-
nic area of the Club House. Funds will go
toward information pamphlets on Charter
School for Montura. For more information
please call 863-983-2834.

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


Open House
The Empowerment Alliance of Southwest
Florida will hold an open house on March 13
from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. at 1025 Texas Avenue
in Clewiston. We will be showing our newly
constructed affordable single family home
located at the above address. The homes
have three bedrooms and two baths and are
built with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
and other energy efficient features. At the
event you will learn how you can qualify to
purchase a similar home. A credit counselor
will be on-site to schedule appointments for
credit counseling which is available at no
charge. For more information, please con-
tact Amanda Pacheco at 863-983-2432.


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Brown wins American Fishing Series event on Lake 0


Steadham wins co-angler
title
CLEWISTON Pro Marty Brown of Dal-
ton, Ga., caught a five-bass limit weighing 10
pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the FLW
American Fishing Series Southeast tourna-
ment on Lake Okeechobee with a three-day
total of 15 bass weighing 52 pounds, 1 ounce.
For his victory, Brown earned $24,680.
"I was lucky enough to find a transition
area where the fish were moving in and out,"
Brown said. "I was here during the FLW
Eastern Series event a few weeks ago and I
knew there was a spawn then, with the full
moon coming again I knew another spawn
was coming. I just basically fished the same
location all week long which was the east
wall area knowing that I would have to work
it, work it, work it, until I caught my fish. It
was loaded; the challenge was being able to
come up with the kickers which were few
and far between due to the cold front.
"I had my limit today by about 10 and was
able to cull a few times, but I never really did
find that one big kicker today. I caught all
my fish flipping a Black Zoom 6" Lizard on a
Castaway Flipping Stick.
Rounding out the top-5 pros were:
2nd: Jeff McMillan, Belle Glade, Fla., 15
bass, 46-6, $8,391
3rd: Don Demott, Boca Raton, Fla., 15
bass, 46-5, $5,923
4th: Jeff Fitts, Keystone Heights, Fla., 15
bass, 45-14, $4,936
5th: Dwayne Horton, Knoxville, Tenn., 15
bass, 45-8, $4,442


Jesse Steadham of Florence, Miss., won
the Co-angler Division and $9,882 cash, with
a three-day total of 15-bass weighing 33
pounds, 4 ounces.
"I am still shaking all over," said Stead-
ham who is fishing with FLW for his second
year. "I caught all my fish using skinny dip-
pers in grass fields about 4 -5 feet deep. The
bite was not as good today and the fish were
definitely smaller, I thought I was going to
finish in third place.
"Fishing was definitely a lot more difficult
today. I had a 4 5-pounder that broke my
line early in the day and then I didn't get my
kicker until the last 20 minutes of the tourna-
ment; that 4 1/2 pound fish was the one that
definitely won it for me."
Steadham caught five bass weighing
14-12 Thursday while fishing with pro Dale
Walker of Miami, Fla., to open the tourna-
ment in sixth place. On Friday he added five
more bass weighing 9 to make the top-10
cut in fifth place while fishing with pro Rick
Marsh of High Point, N.C. Finally, on Satur-
day, he sealed the win with five bass weigh-
ing 9-8 while fishing with Aymon Wilcox of
Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers
were:
2nd: Kevin Thomas, Miramar, Fla., 15
bass, 32-15, $3,953
3rd: Bucky Helms, Dallas, N.C., 11 bass,
30-11, $1,976
4th: Brent Houlihan, Naples, Fla., 15 bass,
30-11, $1,729
5th: Robert Wood, Jupiter, Fla., 11 bass,
30-4, $1,482
At tho ondr nf tho roomilnr oncnn tho nrn


Photo/Amy McKown
Boats holding anglers and co-anglers wait for their number to be called so that
they can head out through the lock to Lake Ockeechobee to begin the first day
of fishing in the FLW tournament on Thursday morning. There were 147 boats
that went out in the tournament in the cold and windy conditions.


Photo/Amy McKown
Local angler Mark King waits to be released to begin fishing with his co-angler
on Friday morning. King finished 28th in the tournament with over 24 pounds of
fish caught in two days.


and co-angler points champion from each Decatur, Ala., Nov. 4-6 for a second chance
division Central, Northern, Southeast and at advancing to the Forrest Wood Cup. The
Texas- will qualify for the 2011 Forrest Wood
Cup. The top 50 pros and co-anglers from pro and co-angler winners at the Invitational
each division also qualify for the American will receive automatic qualification into the
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Board approves sale of Glades General Hospital


West Palm Beach At its Feb. 24 meet-
ing, the Health Care District of Palm Beach
County Board of Commissioners approved
accepting the highest bid for the purchase of
the 14-acre Glades General Hospital facility
and property in Belle Glade. The accepted
bid for $250,000 was made by Miami-based
developers Castello Brothers, LLC.
"We are encouraged by the bidder's inter-
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the property back on the tax rolls and may
create additional jobs while renovations are
underway."
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owns a 384 unit multi-family development in
Belle Glade called Belle Glade Gardens, pro-
poses a residential use for the Glades Gen-


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Street in Belle Glade. With the Board's vote
on Wednesday, the transaction now moves
to the closing phase, which will take place
within 60 days.
Glades General Hospital served the rural
western Palm Beach County communities
for over 65 years before being retired on
October 15, 2009. The same day that the
doors closed at Glades General Hospital, the
Health Care District opened the doors to its


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only public hospital, featuring all-private pa-
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Big "0" Birding Extravaganza registration underway


Clewiston Early registration is now un-
derway for the Hendry/Glades County Big
"0" Birding Extravaganza scheduled for
March 25 to March 28. With too much to
take-in just three days, this year's extrava-
ganza has grown into a four-day festival.
Early registrants can take advantage of deep
registration discounts on March 4 and March
5.
"Attendance last year far exceeded our
expectations, and we've received an incred-
ible amount of regional support to help ex-
pand the festival this year," says festival com-
mittee chair Janet Papinaw. "Plus, we're all
eager to hear our Keynote Speaker Saturday
evening, James Currie, the host of Birding
Adventures TV"
An all-inclusive four-day festival pass, if
ordered by March 5, is $125. After March
5, the same pass is $175. While the all-in-
clusive pass EXCLUDES accommodations,
it does afford the festival-goer four full days
of birding activities, scheduled meals, and
transportation to and from the guided tour
sites. Here's what's scheduled:

Thursday, March 25
Registration/Welcome at Historic
Clewiston Inn.
Hidden Gems of the Great Florida Bird-
ing Trail, presentation at Historic Clewiston
Inn.
Birding and Wildlife Photography,
workshop at Historic Clewiston Inn.
Witherspoon Mine Mitigation Wetlands
Tour.
Lunch Buffet at Historic Clewiston Inn
Birding by Boat on Lake Okeechobee.
A Taste of Florida Dinner and Wildlife
Program at Gatorama.
The Almost Famous Owl Hoot at
Fisheating Creek FWC WMA.
Sunset Photo Shoot at STA-5, includes
a box dinner.

Friday, March 26
Sunrise Photo Shoot at STA-5.
Day Registration/Breakfast Buffet at
Historic Clewiston Inn.


STA-5 Tour.
The Premier Loop.
Birding the Boardwalk at Ah-Tah-Thi-
Ki Museum on Big Cypress Seminole Indian
Reservation.
Birding by Boat on Lake Okeechobee
(the Big "0").
Friday Lunch Buffet at Historic Clewis-
ton Inn.
Audubon Birds of Prey demonstration
at Historic Clewiston Inn.
Bird and Wildlife Photography work-
shop at Historic Clewiston Inn.
Off the Beaten Track Tour in Glades
County.
Birding by Land throughout Hendry
County with Dinner and Program at the
Seminole Indian Reservation.
Sunset Photo Shoot at STA-5.

Saturday, March 27
Sunrise Photo Shoot at STA-5.
Day Registration/Breakfast buffet at
Historic Clewiston Inn.
Outdoor Community Market in the
Clewiston City Park.
"Florida Time Forgot" Nature Presenta-
tion at the Clewiston Museum.
"Giants in the Stone" Fossil Talk and Ex-
hibit at the Clewiston Museum.
Witherspoon Mine Mitigation Wetlands
Tour.
Birding on a Private Ranch Tour.
Birding by Boat on Lake Okeechobee
(the Big "0").
Birding at Dinner Island Ranch FWC
WMA.
Audubon Birds of Prey demonstration
at Historic Clewiston Inn.
Wine and Cheese Social Hour at His-
toric Clewiston Inn.
Keynote Dinner and Program by James
Currie at Historic Clewiston Inn.

Sunday, March 28
Day Registration/Breakfast Buffet at
Historic Clewiston Inn.
Birding at STA-5.
Fort Center FWC WMA, by Swamp


Buggy to Historic Glades Indian burial site.
Birding at Okaloacoochee Slough State
Forest.
Birding by Boat on Lake Okeechobee
(the Big "0").
Bird and Bike the L.O.S.T. (Lake 0 Sce-
nic Trail).
Photo Contest Display at Historic
Clewiston Inn
Birding on a Private Ranch.
Nature Based Ecotourism Workshop at
Historic Clewiston Inn.
Turkey Calling and Alligator Wrestling
Demonstration by Seminole Billy Walker at
Historic Clewiston Inn.
Many tours are concurrent and subject to


change depending on participation. For reg-
istration and detailed information, visit the
web site www.bigobirdingfestival.com and
download a registration form, or call Hendry
County Tourism at 863-612-4783.
"We have a full schedule of activities
planned, but people can still find time to
bird on their own by foot, car, canoe, boat
or bike," says Papinaw. "Single day passes
and single tour passes are also for sale. We
are very grateful to our planning partners
and financial sponsors for helping make this
event affordable. We're happy to showcase
our natural reserves for the great birding hot
spots that they are."


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coloring page which was framed and
signed by the 300 anglers it was meant
to welcome to Clewiston during the
FLW American Series Fishing Tourna-
ment which was held this past week-
end.


By Amy McKown
Special to the Clewiston News
A new approach made for lots of discus-
sion among fishermen this week at Lake
Okeechobee and it wasn't just a bunch of
fish tales.
The Hendry County Tourism Develop-
ment Council and its volunteers for the FLW
Tournament came up with a coloring page
for local school children to welcome the
fishermen to Clewiston for the three-day
tournament. Over 1,800 school children
colored the page from Westside Elementary
School, Eastside Elementary School, Central
Elementary School and Clewiston Christian
School.
"It was a new idea to welcome our visi-
tors and educate the kids about what was
happening in our community," said TDC
Chairman Karson Turner. "It got lots of great
comments from the fishermen that we got
our whole community involved in the tour-
nament."
The coloring pages were posted through-
out local businesses during the event to dis-
play the children's artwork as well as a local
welcome to the fishermen.
"We had never seen anything like it,"
said Ron Lappin, FLW American Fishing
Series tournament director. "Our anglers
have been talking about it a lot. And it is a
story we definitely want to pass on to our
sponsors as to how we were welcomed in
Clewiston."
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fishing package from Roland and Mary Ann
Martin's Marina which included a Cabelas
rod and reel combo, tackle box and a guid-
ed fishing trip with the National Guards local
pro Scott Martin. The TDC volunteers also
organized for the 300 anglers to autograph
around the winning coloring page during
the tournament registration on Wednesday
which was also framed and awarded.
The winner, Beth Corley, of Clewiston
Christian School was very surprised to be
announced as the winner on Saturday dur-
ing tournament activities.
"I was so surprised," said Corley. "I just
thought we were coming to watch all the
fishing stuff."
The TDC provided $25,000 of the funding
that helped to bring the FLW American Fish-
ing Series Tournament to Clewiston. In addi-
tion to the coloring pages, the TDC gave gift
bags to the top five anglers and co-anglers
from materials given from local businesses.
Also, the TDC had anglers to supply infor-
mation on their visit through a short survey.
The council will evaluate impact on the
community and study areas of tourism that
can be improved for future visitors.
"This event would not be possible with-
out the continued support of the Hendry
County Tourism Development Council,"
said Ramon Iglesias, general manager of the
Roland and Mary Ann Martin Marina, where
the event weigh-ins were held. "The tourna-
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HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT
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ingTHURSDAY, M ARCH 18th, 2010, at4:00
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Beth Corley was announced as the
winner in the FLW coloring page draw-
ing by the Hendry County Tourism De-
velopment Council on Saturday as the
fishing tournament. She was present-
ed the award by TDC Chairman and
County Commission Chairman Karson
Turner.

community during these difficult economic
times. From lodging, gas stations, restau-
rants and grocery stores, all local businesses
benefit from such a big event."
The FLW American Fishing Series is con-
sidering Clewiston for another tournament
later this year.
"With the welcome we received from
this community we will be looking to get
back here again soon," said Lappin.

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CHS takes a trip
CHS would like to thank Mr. Karson Turner and Dr. Carroll for their generous
donation that allowed 32 students to attend the Second Seminole War Edu-
cational Day at the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation this past Friday.


School Happenings


Clewiston High School
Click it or Ticket
Clewiston High School acknowledges
March is "Click it or Ticket" Month! Seatbelt
use will be enforced on campus in both
parking lots. The fine for not wearing your
seatbelt is $113!
Tutoring Program
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
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Submitted photo

Great job
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Wednesday and Thursdays Room
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Central Elementary School
CES Yearbooks on sale


Reading Week
Central Elementary School students
from Mrs. Nara's third-grade class
enjoyed the recent Reading Week
Event at Central Elementary. Thank
you to the students and CES Read-
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Mrs. Mosely for all of their efforts,
as the event was a big success!

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!
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night's rest and a good breakfast to help the
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By Roberto Sanchez

For three years, the Clewiston High
School College Reach Out Program (CROP)
has been a quiet, but determined club.
The club has seen its student participa-
tion roughly triple over the span of time
that it has existed. Devoted to scholarship,
increasing Clewiston's presence in Florida's
college community, student leadership,
community service, and extending academ-
ic opportunities to its students, the program
enjoys support from both Florida Gulf Coast
University and the Florida State Department
of Education.
Run by On-Site Coordinator, Mr. Johna-
than Williams and his officers: Wotts Mercy,
President; Jose Torres, Jr., Vice-President;
Amatullah Seymour, Secretary; and Lisa
Johnson, historian, this organization has
won awards for its community service and
academic strength that include: Best New
Community Service Activity (2008-2009) and
the FGCU SW Florida Brain Bowl Competi-
tion (1st place for 2009-2010 year).


They made it to the third round of compe-
tition at the Brain Bowl regional competition
at Florida International University and have
devoted nearly 200 hours of community ser-
vice to local nursing homes and cleanup in
Clewiston.
The group also paid a visit to the campus
of Florida Gulf Coast University, and plans
on taking more visits to other college cam-
puses.
"The first part of this school year has been
dynamic, and I look forward to the second
half being even better. We want to finish this
year strong so that we can really CROP to a
whole new level next year. As more students
join our group, the more students from CHS
will go on to some kind of post-secondary
education after they graduate" said Mr. Wil-
liams.
In the end, that is what is so important,
making sure that when students leave CHS,
they at least have the opportunity to go on
and further their education. With CROP
firmly entrenched at CHS, that opportunity
will be there.


CHS prepares for FCAT


Attention students and parents! Clewis-
ton High School students are doing what-
ever it takes to prepare for the upcoming
FCAT assessment.
After School tutoring is available and
is specially designed for students that feel
they struggle in Reading, Math and Science
and really need extra help preparing for the
FCAT. The FCAT is in March and there is
not much time left to prepare. Please take
advantage of this wonderful opportunity to
get extra help.
FCAT schedule
March 9 Reading


March 10- Math
March 11 Science

Testing tidbits
Students should eat a healthy breakfast
and get plenty of rest to perform to the best
of their ability. Attendance for testing is
very important. All students learning gains
for Reading, Math and Science will impact
our school grade. We are encouraging all
students to do their best! Please help us by
encouraging and building their confidence
for testing. Thank you for your constant
support and for making your child's educa-
tion a number one priority!


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CROP Members from left to right are Krista Gutierrez, Osbaldo Garcia, Luis De
La Salas, Tyler Clements, Enedina Martinez, Jazmine Thompson, Wotts Mercy,
Sybille Dorelien, Mr. Williams in the background.


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Link-Up America is a federally-sponsored program that provides discounted service installation
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Romance Freeman, read his book.


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Notice Under Fictitious Name
Law Pursuant to Section 865.09.
Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
undersigned, desiring to engage in
business under the fictitious name of
GooneytuneZ Production
and Records
located at 301 Robb Rd. in the City
of La Belle Florida 33975 intends to
register the said name with the Divi-
sion of Corporabtions of the Florida
Department of State, Tallahassee,
Florida.
Dated at La Belle, Florida, this
22nd day of February 2010.
William Angermeier
347122 CGS 3/4/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 09-207-CA
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK, etc.
Plaintiff
-vs-
DONNA H. LEE, et al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF CLERK'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June 18, 2008, en-
tered by the Circuit Court of St. Lucie
County, Florida, in that certain case,
the docket number of which is
09-207-CA, wherein RIVERSIDE NA-
TIONAL BANK, etc., is Plaintiff, and
DONNA H. LEE, et al., are Defen-
dants, I, JOE FLINT, Clerk of Circuit
Court, will, on the 18th day of March,
2010, at 11:00 o'clock A.M., or as
soon thereafter as the sale may be
held, sell the highest and best bid-
der for cash on the front steps of the
Glades County Courthouse, 500 Ave-
nue J, Moore Haven, Florida, the fol-
lowing described real estate, situate,
lying, and being in Glades County,
Florida:
Parcel A:
Commencing at the Northwest corner
of State Lot One run South 028'19"
-t -I-rln the West boundary there-
I !I- 4 4 feet; thence North
62013'02" East 105.0 feet; thence
South 0028'19" East 140.0 feet;
thence South 7830'14" West 95.05
feet; thence North 028'19" West
110.0 feet to the point of beginning;
together with Easement as described
in Parcel B below. Parcel A is a part
of said State Lot One, Secton 13,
Township 40 South, Range 32 East,
Glades County, Florida.
Parcel B:
An Easement for ingress and egress
over the West 5 feet of the Parcel
described as: The E 1/2 of the fol-
lowing described property: Beginning
at the intersection of the West boun-
dary of Lot 1 and the North boundary
of State Road 78 right of way; run
North along said West boundary 420
feet; thence Northeast parallel to
said State Road 78 right of way; run
North along said West boundary 420
feet; thence Northeast parallel to
said State Road 78 right of way, 210
feet; thence South to State Road 78
right of way and parallel to the West
boundary of Lot 1; thence West
along the North boundary of State
Road 78 right of way to the point of
beginning. Said Lot 1 being a part of
Section 13, Township 40 South,
Range 32 East, as more particularly
shown on that certain plat recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 84 of the Public
Records of Glades County, Florida,
LESS the property described in Parcel
A above.
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than athe property
owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
JOE FLINT, CLERK
BY: Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act (ADA), persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator by call-
ing 1-800-955-8771 not later than 7
days prior to the proceeding.
Frank H. Fee IV, Esquire
Attorney for Plaintiff
426 Avenue A
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOW-
ING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 03/19/2010 10:00 am at 74
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP,00 LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the nght to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
1997 Saturn
1GBZH5280VZ348085
1998 Chevrolet
1GNDT13WOW2265746
1995 Ford
2FMDA5144SBC10885
347411 CN 3/4/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 22-2009-CA-000019
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MEL-
LON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE
UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE
FUNDING TRUST 2005-3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEAN BRAMER, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated Feb. 10, 2010 and
entered in Case No. 22-2009-
CA-000019 of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for GLADES County, Florida wherein
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,
AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING
TRUST 2005-3, is the Plaintiff and
DEAN BRAMER; GWYN BRAMER;
TENANT #1 N/K/A MARY WARDELL;
TENANT #2 N/K/A TERRY WARDELL;
are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY
COURHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the
11th day of March, 2010, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said final Judgment:
LOT 19, WESTLAKE SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 129 AND 130,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 19 PALM COURT, OKEE-
CHOBEE, FL 34974
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 16, 2010.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09006598
**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), via Florida Relay Service,
not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
346592 CN 02/25;03/04/10




PUBLIC NOTICE

U-Lock-It Storage
P.O. Box 511
Sebring, FL 33871
863-655-6500

Contents of the
following units located
at 500 S. San Gabriel
St., Clewiston, FL
will be sold on
March 8, 2010.

Unit #3 Occupant
Unknown
Unit #16 Occupant
Unknown
Unit #32 Occupant
Unknown
Unit #44 Occupant
Unknown
Unit #46 Occupant
Unknown
Unit #50 Occupant
Unknown
Unit #53 Occupant
Unknown
Unit #66 Occupant
Unknown
Unit #31 Jessica Shine
Unit #34 Santiago
Martinez
Unit #57 Joe
Hernandez, Sr.
346610 CN 2/25;3/4/10


IN THlE CIRCUITOF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000941
Beneficial Forida Inc.,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Terrance H. Graham and Wanda W.
Graham, Husband and Wife,
Defendantss.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order rescheduling fore-
closure sale dated February 11, 2010
entered in Civil Case No. 2009-
CA-000941 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Honrida, wherein
Beneficial orida Inc., Plainff and
Terrance H. Graham and Wanda W.
Graham Husband and Wife are de-
fendantds), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash IN FRONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THB CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HEND-
RY COUNTY COURTHOUSE (BEING
THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LA-
BELLE FLORIDA, AT 11:00., MARCH
17, 2610, the following described
property as set forth in said Rnal
judgment, to-wit:

LOT 13, IN BLOCK A, OF SUGAR-
LAND ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION IN
THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORI-
DA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 76, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated at LABELLE Flonda, this
24th day of February, 2010.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Flonda
BY /s D. Hammond
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO& FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa Fonda 33618
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 22-2009-CA-000283
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff
vs.
MEDLEY, BENJA.MINE J., et al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JAMIE H. MEDLEY
460 CYPRESS AVENUE NW
LABELLE, FL 33935
JAMIE H. MEDLEY
2020 ROCK RD
NAPLES, FL 34120-3807
AND TO: All persons claiming an in-
terest by, through, under, or against
the aforesaid. Defendantss.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following described property lo-
cated in Glades County, Florida:
THE NORTH 332.80 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 1331.20 FEET OF
THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE
EAST ONE-HALF OF THE WEST
ONE-HALF OF THE NORTH
ONE-HALF OF SECTION 9,
TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE
28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN DOUBLE-WIDE
1999 REDMAN MOBILE HOME
VIN # FLA 14614507A AND
FLA 146145078B
has been filed against you, an you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to this ac-
tion, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A.,
Default Departmnent, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is
Trade Centre South, Suite 700,
100 West Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and
the file original with the Clerk within
30 days after the first publication of
this nobce, or on or before March
19, 2010; otherwise a default and a
judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF
SAID COURT on this 10 day of
February, 2010.
Joe Flint
As Clerk of said Court
BY: /S/ Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
This is an attempt to collect a debt.
Any information obtained will be
used for that purpose. (23472,0189)
346633 GCD 2/25;3/4/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 10CP02
In Re: Estate of
FLOYD WOOLEY,
AKA FLOYD EARL WOOLEY, JR.
and/or
FLOYD E. WOOLEY,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ESTATE
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered in the estate of FLOYD
WOOLEY, AKA FLOYD EARL WOO-
LEY, JR. and/or FLOYD E. WOOLEY,
deceased, File Number 10CP02, by
the Circuit Court for GLADES County,
Florida, Probate Division; the address
of which is Route 27, 500 Avenue J,
Moore Haven, Florida 33407; that
the decedent's date of death was De-
cember 24, 2009; that the total value
of the estate is $39,500.00 and that
the name and address of the person
to whom it has been ordered to be
distributed to by such order is:
Name
Shirley Rae Wooley, spouse
Address
1075 Ben Street BHR
Okeechobee, FL 34974
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent 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-
bon must file their claims with this
court WITHIN NINETY (90) DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is March 4th, 2010.
Petitioner for Estate:
Regina Lynn Jones
3410 SW 23rd Street 11
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attorney for Estate:
J. Marshall Gilmore, Esq.
1150 Louisiana Ave., Suite 4
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 629-7322
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 22-2009-CA-000005
NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE
MORTGAGE COMPANY
Plaintiff
vs.
AMY E. ARNOLD, et al.
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure or Order dated Feb. 12, 2010,
entered in Civil Case Number
22-2009-CA-000005, in the Circuit
Court for GLADES County, Florida,
wherein NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE
MORTGAGE COMPANY is the Plain-
tiff, and AMY E. ARNOLD, et al., are
the Defendants, I will sell the proper-
ty situated in GLADES County, Flori-
da, described as:
Lots 26 thru 53, Block 5 and Lots 1
thru 6, 9 thru 28 and 33 thru 48,
Block 6, MAGIC CITY, according to
the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 1 Page 17, in the Public
Records of Glades County, Florida
lying in Section 1 Township 42
South, Range 28 East, Glades
County, Florida.
Together with that certain 2006
SCTB 64 foot double-mobile home
bearing VIN's SBHGA1060601487A
and SBHGA1060601487B
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at Highway 27
and 5th Street, Moore Haven, FL
33471, at 11:00 a.m. on the 18th
day of March, 2010. Any person
claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the
lis pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
Dated: February 15, 2010.
Joe Flint
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons in need
of a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding shall, with-
in seven (7) days prior to any
proceeding, contact the Administra-
tive Office of the Court, Glades
County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J,
Moore Haven, FL 33471, telephone
863-946-6010, TDD 1-800-955-8771
or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay
Service.
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the District One Office until 2:00 PM. on Thursday,
March 18, 2010, for the following Proposals:
E1H87- This project is reserved for bidding by "Small Businesses".
A Certification of Qualification is not required for Drainage improvements,
curb
and gutters, sidewalks and signing and pavement marking on State Road 17
in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $123,642.00
E1I28- A Certificaon of Qualifcation is not required for Thermoplastic and
Painted Long Line Striping and Marking and Retro Reflective Pavement
Markers in Desoto & Hardee Counties. Budget Estimate: $108,586.00
E1I29- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Road and Bridge
Sweeping in Highlands & Okeechobee Countes. Budget Estimate:
$30,000.00
E1130- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Countywide Fertiliz-
er Application in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $180,000.00
Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
ou r website at http://www.dot.state.fl.us contractsadministrationdistnctl/
#PLANHOLDERS%20LIST: or by calling (863) 519-2559.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-000114
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DIANE E. PRATT, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated Feb. 17, 2010 and
entered in Case No. 22-2008-
CA-000114 of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for GLADES County, Florida wherein
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the
Plaintiff and DIANE E. PRATT; RAN-
DALL S. PRATT, are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at STEPS OF THE
GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00AM, on the 1st day of April,
2010, the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said final Judgment:
LOT 79, LESS THE WEST 10
FEET THEREOF, IN TURKEY
CREEK SUBDIVISION IN SEC-
TION 26, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH,
RANGE 30 EAST, AS PER MAPS
OR PLATS THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 48, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 12170 ANCHOR LANE,
ORTONA, FL 33471
Anyperson claiming an inter-
est in the surplus from the sale,
if any, other than the property
owner as of the date o 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 18, 2010.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09006598
**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), via Florida Relay Service,
not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:
George C Clennon, 801 S Gloria St, Clewiston, FL
Matthew C Brummett, 1520 Ute St, LaBelle, FL
You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are
required to contact the Supervisor of Electons, in Hendry County, Florida
no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to re
ceive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility anc
the procedure to resolve this matter Failure to respond may result in z
determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be re
moved from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or
863-983-1592
El Aviso se da por Este Medio:
Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en question. Ust
ed tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de
Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publi-
cado para recibir la information al respect de su nelegibilibad potencal)
procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no response, puede dar lugar E
una determination dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sere
quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telephone
863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592.
Lucretia A. Stricklanc
Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 171
LaBelle, FL 3397!
Hendry County, Florid
ES. 98.07!
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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 PM.,
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
RO. Box 1605
LaBelle, FL 33975
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March 4, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 13
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NOTICE OF WORKSHOP. REGULAR MEETING
AND CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
The Florida Governmental Utility Authority ("FGUA") announces a public
meeting and continued hearing to which all interested persons are invited.
The FGUA is a legal enbtty and public body created pursuant to the provi-
;ions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement
among Citrus County, Florida, DeSoto County, Florida, Hendry County, Flon-
Ja, Lee County, Florida, Pasco County, Florida, and Polk County, Florida.
The continued public hearing and meeting will be held at 1:00 PM
on March 18, 2010 at the Central Florida Visitor Center Auditorium,
101 Adventure Court, Davenport, FL. The board will participate in a
strategic planning workshop at the same location and date begin-
ning at 9:00 AM. The continued public hearing is to consider adop-
tion of a water and wastewater impact fee and water connection
fee schedule within the FGUA service area serving the Lindrick
Utility System of Pasco County. All customers of the FGUA, affected
property owners, tenants or occupants, and all other interested persons,
;hall have an opportunity to be heard concerning the proposed rates and to
hle written comments with the FGUA. If a person decides to appeal any de-
:ision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the hear-
ng, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to
ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evi-
Jence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Amen-
:ans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an
interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk to the
:GUA Board toll free at (877) 552-3482, at least three business days prior
D the date of the hearing. If you have any questions, please contact the
:lerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA or (407) 629-6900.
347406 CGS 3/4/10


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PUBLIC NOTICE
LABELLE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
There will be a LaBelle Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday,
larch 17, 2010 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at LaBelle City Hall, in
i:he Commissioners Board Room, located at 481 W. Hickpochee Avenue in
_aBelle.
411 interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information,
)lease contact the Hendry County Engineer's Office at (863) 675-5222 or
;863) 983-1588.
[f a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she
Nill need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she/she
nay need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
Nhich record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
D be based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
3oard of County Commissioners, Hendry County
347673 CGS/CB 03/04/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-000291
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIOANL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCES-
SOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY
KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROSA L. MARTINEZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale dated Feb. 17, 2010 and entered in Case No. 22-2008-CA-000291
of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES
County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, is the Plaintiff
and ROSA L. MARTINEZ, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00AM, on the 1st day of April, 2010, the following described property as
set forth in said final Judgment:
A PARCEL OF LAND INTRACT 23 OF SECTION 14, TOWNHIP 42
SOUTH RANGE 32 EAST LYING IN THE WESTERLY PORTION OF
PARCEL CRS AND THE NORTHWESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL
CSS, ACCORDING TO SAID PARCELS AS RECORDED BY GOVERN-
MENT PLAT IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 89, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF
PARCEL CRS AND RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION OR
ALONG CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF
284.01 FEET; THENCE EAST A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET; THENCE
IN NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION, PARALLEL TO SAID CALOOSA-
HATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.02 FEET OR
THEREABOUTS TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF PARCEL CRS,
THENCE WEST ALONG SAID BOUNDARY TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT: A PARCEL OF LAND IN TRACT 23,
SECTION 14, SECTION 43 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, LYING IN
THE WESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CRS AND THE NORTH-
WESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CSS ACCORDING TO SAID PAR-
CELS AS RECORDED BY GOVERNMENT PLAT IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE 89, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT
THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF PARCEL CRS AND RUN IN A
SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION OF ALONG CALOOSAHATCHEE
RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.01 FEET FOR POINT OF
BEGINNING OF PARCEL HEREIN CONVEYED; THENCE EAST A
DISTANCE OF 20 FEET, THENCE RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DI-
RECTION PARALLEL TO SAID CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY
A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST PARALLEL WITH
THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF PARCEL CRS A DISTANCE OF 200
FEET TO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY, THENCE RUN
IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE CALOOSA-
HATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
A/K/A 1380 SW RIVER ROAD, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 18, 2010.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08103135
**See Americans with Disabilities Act** In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities act, persons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator whose office is located at Lee County
Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Flori-
da 33901, telephone number (813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
(TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later
than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.
346926 CN 02/25;03/04/10


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
Meebng 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 notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agen-
cy Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a tme 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 wnbitng, within 21 days after publication of
this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public
hearing would be acted 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: Inspecton and copying of all written materials constitutng 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 nobfy the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
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 of
the proposed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of
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Religious columns


Life in a Gold Fish Bowl
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Once upon a time, many years ago, I
proved my manhood by tossing a carnival
ball in a little glass bowl and won a goldfish.
I carried it home in a plastic bag, kept it in a
jar until I could go out and purchase an of-
ficial goldfish bowl from the store.
If you've ever had a goldfish, you know
just what happens to them. You put them
in their little goldfish bowl and they just
keep swimming and swimming around the
bowl.
The crazy thing is that when a goldfish is
put in a little bowl, it starts to produce an
enzyme that keeps it from growing. Put it in
a larger bowl, and it grows a little bit larger.
When you take it out of the bowl and put it
in a big pond, it starts to grow into the size it
was meant to be.
Someone once said that we need to live
every day like it will be our last, for one day
we will be right. There's a lot of wisdom in
that. Too many people are limiting them-
selves and their lives to the small goldfish
bowl they are living in.
Though we may believe all the right be-
liefs, go to all the right meetings, and do the
right things, there are times when some-


thing inside of us suggests there might be
something more. That is God's calling in
our lives to be all that we can be. We can't,
however, be all that we can be until we step
by faith outside of the limited confinement
of the bowl we are living in, no matter how
comfortable it might be.
Have you given thought to the possibility
that you might be in a spiritual goldfish bowl
at the moment? Perhaps you have found
yourself just swimming and swimming and
going in circles. The lesson of the goldfish
bowl is that if you can get out, God has so
much more for you than you've ever experi-
enced before. He wants to introduce you to
the big pond you were made for.
There is a big pond out there God has
prepared for all of us. He wants to do some-
thing amazing through each of us! Let us
grow to our potential.

When do some things ever
"Expire?" maybe never! Good
news!
By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D. +
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
An acquaintance of Mohawk indian origin
was visiting one day awhile back. He asked


if there was a branch of his bank in my town
and I told him where to find it. When he re-
turned he told me of the difficult time he had
cashing a check there. He said that the teller
asked him for all sorts of identification and
then wanted one with a picture on it.
"I gave her my Indian Status card issued
by the government" he said. "She said she
couldn't accept it" he went on "because it
didn't have any expiration date on it." I told
her "Lady, there is no expiration date on it
because there is no time I expire being an
Indian!" He got his check cashed! I recently
attended a retirement conference for clergy.
One thing was pretty apparent; none of us
had "retired" being clergy. All of us were in-
volved in ministries in one form or another,
even if only in a limited, part-time capacity.
Apparently, ordination doesn't expire ei-
ther. One of my former mentors and friends
sent his new address in his retirement; mov-
ing about 2,500 miles from his last ministry.
He told me about picking new furniture and
then having to decide how he was going to
"contribute" in his new location. Both the
Old Testaments and New Testaments re-
mind us that we are "a priest forever, after
the Order of Mehchizedek (Psalm 110:5,
Hebrews 5:6, 10ff)". Those called to special
ministries and identified with religious titles
seem never to retire. I know of no tradition


that "revokes" an ordination, or has any ma-
jor ministry "expiring" like the Energizer
Bunny, it just keeps going and going and go-
ing! And, by the way, this includes another
"priesthood" the priesthood of all believ-
ers. Peter reminds us "You are a chosen peo-
ple, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peo-
ple belonging to God...(1 Peter 2:9)" When
does that ministry begin? At baptism when
you become a part of the family of God.
Whether baptized as an infant or as an
adult, and by whatever means; one is a part
of God's family and has a ministry or "priest-
hood." Does that expire or is it "revoked?"
Never! Like those who are ordained; there
may be times and circumstances when
ministry is not practiced but it still serves to
mark us. A man once asked me if I could
"undo" a baptism! As we talked, I found out
the problem wasn't with the baptism but in
the record-keeping that went with it (which
was corrected).
Strange question; if we believe that bap-
tism involves God, how could we possibly
undo His work?! We do what the Lord com-
mands: "Go and make disciples of all na-
tions, baptizing them... (Matthew 28:19)"
and when we do, the Lord surely does His
part too, never to expire we're His always,
everywhere, anyway! That's really Good
News!


CLEWISTON HOMES
*2/1.5 House 421 W. Ventura $85.9K
*3/2 Home 316 Avenida Del Rio $89K
*1.8 acre Indian Hills. wVRY ma! $179.9K
*6650 Surrency Rd 5ac Mini Ranch $379.9K
*3/2 House 628 E. Ventura $84,000
*Short Sale 503 Pasadena $1 10K
*Executive Home Clewiston $300K
*400 Circle $82,900
CONDOMINIUMS
*Roland Martin's Marina Condo $125K
*Bass n Sun,on canal 2nd Floor $99.9K
*Bass n Sun #125 Pool 1st floor $99K
*Bass n Sun #135 Remodeled 1st floor $1 15K
*Sweet Lake Villas (2) 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 Cedar Home on 5_ Ac $240K
*10 Acres, fenced, Free MH $90KC
COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL LOTS
*Vacant lots in Clewiston, $17K, $15K, 24K
*Clewiston Animal Clinic Lease/Own
*Margaret St. Duplex $105K
RENWT/LEASE
*3/2 415 Unit B Osceola $700mn
* Executive Office Space-Big/Small $400-S800 mn
*828 E. Concordia effidency $475 per mn


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RESIDENTIAL 3 models to choose
2/2 E Ventura Ave from. $133,344 to
$85K $149,458
Bass Capital Unit 2/1 E Alverdez w/ Irg
402 $130K metal building $95K
2/1 W Pasadena 4-unit rental complex
$115K E Ventura, fully rent-
2/2 Condo Bass 'n ed. Reduced to
Sun furnished $1 12K $190K
ibqd RENTALS
Varff ,UU Please call for avail-
Bass Capital 2/2 Unit able rentals.
503 $119 500 MOBILE HOMES
4/2/2 w/ pool 21 W W .25
Flaghole Rd 5.7 IAbIaS
acres $399K Montura $39.9K
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$17.5K
3/2 DWMH w/ o/g
pool
Evercane Rd
Reduced $165K
3/2 DWMH on lake
Allen Rd $120,000
3/2 DWMH Montura
2.5 acres $74900
4/2 DWMH with
shed (a/c) and ken-
nels 2.5 acres
$169,900
VACANT LAND
27.5 acres Pioneer
$245K
10 Montura lots


$9.9K each
2.5 acres Montura
$25K
Moore Haven 5 lots
$75K
Moore Haven 2
lots $39.9K
Residential lot
Hooker's Point area
$15,900
SHORT SALE
328 W Ventura Ave -
3/1 SFR
316 W Arcade 3/2
$149K
1439 Hookers Pt Rd
2/2 $90 000


jaw/s (863)983-8559
real estate 528 E. Suprland Hwy., Clewiston
Cheryl EbyGuvtahrI Lta Eas Brdaer (863) 228-1562
Anabel Miranda (863)228-6296 Espaltol
- Elsie Sellers (239)822-7490 Espaiol
CLEWISTON HOMES
4/2 Home on Louisiana Ave. Just Reduced. $79K
3/2 MH on Merit St Screened Pcdh & Private Fence. $69.9K
3/2 on Haiti Ave. with Privacy Fene Asking $89K
2 Brand New 3/2.5 Lennar Town Homes, $179K
2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave. Each unit has 2/1 $224.9K
Coun fy LivingOffCR 720. 2BD/2BA 1.25 Acres
2/1 MH on Gratton Rd. 1.37 Acres REDUCED to $59K
3/2 New CBS Hne 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. $110K
3/2 Mobile Home on Bowden Rd. $75K
*2/2 Home on Obispo Ave. $160K
S2/1 Home with 1/1 Efficiency $140K
*2-3/2-1/2 ke She Villa Ibwnhlnes. $90K
:4/2 CBS on Del Monte. Newly Remodeled. $195K
2/1 Delia Thbias. 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. Yacit 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
1.5 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
SSky Valley lots, deeply discounted
MONTURA/FLAGHOLELADECA
S1.25 AC Parcels available in Montura Ranch Estates
*3/2 MH on Riverside St. 1.88 acre. $105K
4/2 CBS Home w/ Det Garage on Kilpatrick Loop. $259K
3/2 Mobile Home. 2.5 Acres with Stable. $180K
3/2 MH. on Thft Blvd with add. acres $115K
4/2 MNH. on Midstate Loop with large detached rage $69K
COMMERCIATLINVESTMENT
NMobile Home Park. Hwy 27 frontage. $435K
*IndustrialRail Business Park on CR 835. Sale or Lease.
*14,279 Sq. Ft. Building on Hwy 27. $649K
brmer Antique Shop Buildingin Moore Haven. Asking $50K
*7,500 Sq. Ft Bking in Downtown Moore Haven $ 100K


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HCSO kicks off Click it or Ticket enforcement


Click it or Ticket Florida.
Extended hours to focus on
all unbuckled motorists -
day and night
Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden
and members his department are joining
forces with hundreds of other law enforce-
ment agencies across Florida in renewing a
pledge to save lives by cracking down on
motorists who drive without wearing seat


belts and properly restraining children.
Law enforcement officers will not only
be targeting major roadways but also
school zones ticketing drivers and passen-
gers, including children under 18, who are
not buckled up. The statewide campaign
runs March 1 through March 15, 2010.
According to 2008 data from the Florida
Department of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles, 2,938 individuals were either driv-
ers or passengers in safety belt equipped ve-
hicles. Sixty percent (1,085) of these people
killed were not wearing safety belt.


In addition to that, 54 of the 79 children
ages 0 to 17 years old, killed in traffic crash-
es were either not using safety belts or re-
strained in child restraint device.
"With 30 percent of traffic fatalities due
to Floridians failing to buckle up regularly,
it's clear that far too many people still don't
take the safety belt law seriously," Hendry
County Sheriff Steve Whidden said.
"The unbuckled rate is especially high
- and the fatal crash rate increases signifi-
cantly at night. So look for us to be out on
streets both day and night in March making


sure that everyone is buckled up."
A seat belt usage survey conducted at
three major intersections in Hendry County
indicated a seat belt usage of 45 percent;
less than 50 percent of drivers and their pas-
senger's utilized safety belts.
Sheriff Whidden said, "Wearing your
seat belt is easy and it costs you nothing.
Not wearing it might cost you a ticket, or
worse -your life.
I urge everyone in Hendry County to pe-
lase be safe and buckle up day and night
- Click It or Ticket It.


Briefs cont.


New World Tropical Birds
Hendry-Glades Audubon invites every-
one to a free program on Monday, March
8 at 7 p. m. at the Cooperative Extension,
Dallas Townsend Building 1085 Pratt Blvd.
in LaBelle. Featured speakers will be Phil
Fenner, whose topic will be "New World
Tropical Birds: Behavior, Courtship, Diver-
sity" and C. Michael Knight, Ph.D. who will


present an update on "Audubon's Invasive
Species Program." For information contact
Margaret England 863-674-0695 sta5bird-
ing@earthlink.net.

Volunteers needed for Senior
Center
The Senior Center is looking for volun-
teers to help with extended hours. The Se-


nior Center is currently open from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. to all seniors for brown bag lunch,
bring your lunch and join us for fellowship.
Senior center is located directly by John Boy
Auditorium in the little white building. Lunch
will begin at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you would
like to volunteer please stop by the Senior
Center for more information.

All Cancer survivors


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


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STEP ON THE GRASS. IF IT SPRINGS BACK,
WHEN You LIFT YOUR FOOT, IT DOESN'T NEED WATER.


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the closest of the dedicated runner's friends
and family -- but was back on his training
regiment soon enough.
He isn't shy to say that his overall mood
entering any race is one of confidence. It
makes sense in this sport-on-concrete where
on average dozens upon dozens, or some-
times hundreds or more, compete against
one another for best time.
He'll need it, he said, since he'll be shar-
ing the track with anywhere from 10 to 15
Olympic runners and many more Olympic
hopefuls.
"It's a good opportunity for me to get in
there with the big boys," he said.
His predictions for the Jacksonville are a
little more tempered than in other races.
When the race begins there, his mind
will be on improving on his best time, not
finishing in first place.


Submitted photo
Austin grabbed the lead early in the race, maintaining his pace until crossing
the finish line. After finishing, he embraced his daughter.


"Winning is not the realistic goal there.
That's just the way it is," he said.
That doesn't mean he doesn't have the
potential of surprising more than a few other


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Angel Food
Clewiston Christian School students Dylan Patel, Jordan Sweet, and Alexa
Mickler join others from the community to help pack bags for the monthly
Clewiston Angel Food Ministry distribution.



Citizens Academy to be held


Sheriff Steve Whidden will soon begin a
second Sheriff's Citizen's Academy and is
accepting applications at this time.
The response and involvement with
current students has been great! This class
will soon be graduating approximately 30
students in February and we are excited
about the response that we have received
from those involved.
The Sheriff's Academy is a 14 week pro-
gram with each session lasting about two
hours long. This instruction provides its
participants with the latest trends and pro-
cedures in law enforcement as well as the
duties and responsibilities of the various
departments. The participants will spend
a day at the firing range learning firearm
safety and firing weapons as well.
The Citizen's Academy is great for any-
one over the age of 18 and it's FREE. All


participants must have a background free
of felony and violent misdemeanor convic-
tions. If you are interested and wish to learn
more about the field of law enforcement
in general and about the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office please let us know.
Sheriff Whidden and his staff are excited
about this program and would encourage
those interested in attending the next Sher-
iffs Citizens Academy to stop in and pick
up an application, fill it out, and indicate
whether you prefer a daytime or nighttime
academy. Dates for the upcoming acad-
emy will be announced at a later time. We
will contact each applicant with additional
information. If you have any questions
or want to learn more about the Sheriff's
Citizens Academy call Lt. Susan Harrelle at
863-674-5604.


runners.
"It's a good chance to go against the best
of the country ... and beat a few of them,"
he said.



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