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The Clewiston News


Thursday, October 28, 2010


"Committed to Faithfully Serving the Readers of Clewiston and Hendry County"


Vol. 85, Number 69 50 cents


Suspect arrested in attempted homicide
Page 12.


"Team Roth" stands by coach
Page 9.


At last Friday's Homecoming Game, Lisa Walker was crowned Homecoming Queen and Luis De Las Salas was crowned Homecoming King.


Healthy Early

Voting Numbers

For Nov. 2 Election

BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA
The Clewiston News
As of the end of the workday on Monday,
the Hendry County Supervisor of Elections
Office reported a total of 831 votes collected
by way of early voting. Although a healthy
number, Brenda Hoots, assistant supervisor
of elections, said it is nowhere close to the
2008 general election numbers.
"They are not too bad. It's probably bet
ter than the primary (numbers)," Ms. Hoots
said.
In addition to early voting, the county
sent out 1,078 absentee ballots, and by the
same time on Monday had collected half of
those.

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Ten high school students from
Lee, Charlotte, Collier and Hen
dry counties will meet one of the
world's most influential business
leaders as part of the 10th Anni
versary Edison-Ford Winter Es
states Foundation Gala.
The ten winners were chosen
as a part of the "Inspiration for the
Ages" contest that was open to all
high school students (grades 9
12) in Lee, Charlotte, Collier and
Hendry counties.
Winners are Jessica Cederqui
st, Justin Twellmeyer and Karah
Riley from Barron Collier High
School; John Michael Rodriguez
and Norma Argueta from Clewis
ton High School; Marc Gimenez
from Dunbar High School; Elle
O'Connor and Jimmie Harper
from Edison Collegiate High
School; Andrew Amontree from
Port Charlotte High School; and
Patrick Sweeney from St. John
Neumann High School.


The entries addressed one of
the following topics: A) Describe
the car you want to drive in the
year 2020 -its characteristics,
look and innovation; B) Share
your best ideas to motivate young
drivers to stop texting while driv
ing; or C) What change in the au
tomotive industry do you believe
would have the most impact on
the environment?
The winners were selected
based on their answers' innova
tive spirit, critical thinking and
responsible approach. A panel
of local media representatives
including Laura Layden, Tracy
Jones, Jean Gruss, Phil Borch
mann, Trey Radel, David Plazas,
Bill Wood, Cathy Chestnut, Steve
McQuilkin, Lois Thome and Kellie
Burns judged the contest.
The winners will receive an
invitation to attend a private re
ception with Alan Mulally, CEO of
Ford Motor Company Saturday,


Jan. 15, 2011, a commemorative
gift and photo. Mulally will appear
as the honored guest speaker at
the 10th Anniversary Edison-Ford
Winter Estates Foundation Gala.
Mulally has been recognized for
his innovation, contributions and
leadership to both the automotive
and aviation industries.
"Alan is an innovator and busi
ness leader," said Sam Galloway
Jr. "We wanted to provide this
unique opportunity to tomor
row's leaders and innovators as
well."
"The entries were inspiring
and sometimes humorous," said
McQuilkin, business editor of The
News-Press. "I loved seeing these
young minds work."
"What a great opportunity for
future business leaders to meet a
current leader of industry," said
Chestnut, WGCU Public Media.

See Winners Page 24


Lt. Angel named

East District

Commander

BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA
The Clewiston News
Lt. Aaron Angel was a tough kid growing
up. He won't hide that he was.
"I got into my fair share of trouble," the
county's new East District Commander told
The Clewiston News last week.
Had it not been for his life in the military,
there is little telling where he might have
ended up.
Despite this, he still couldn't quite resolve
walking out of his home one morning and
finding his car vandalized, complete with a
new coat of spray paint.
That was the start of his war on gangs.
Lt. Angell was born and raised in Clewis
ton, having graduated from Clewiston High
School before joining the Marine Corps. After
his career in the military, Angell worked in
corrections in South Bay.
"That wasn't for me," he said earlier this
week, smiling.

See Angel Page 24


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The Palm Beach Post and


The Town-Crier Newspaper

are the two newspapers who are most familiar with Jess Santamaria's business and community activities over the
past 30 years. They have consistently endorsed Jess for the Palm Beach County Commission in 2006 and his
re-election in 2010 for both the primary and general elections:


The Palm Beach Post July 31, 2010
Primary Election Endorsement
Santamaria: Promises kept
"Commissioner Santamaria is one of the few on the board who
routinely criticizes developer giveaways. He was among the first to
urge his colleagues to adopt strong ethics rules, and pushed to assure
independence of the new inspector general. Commissioner
Santamaria promised when he ran for Tony Masilotti's old seat to
stress ethics and transparency and he has kept those promises."


The Town-Crier August 13, 2010
The Town-Crier Endorses Jess
in the Primary Elections
"Four years ago, the Town-Crier strongly supported the election of
Jess Santamaria because we believed he would bring a unique,
absolutely incorruptible point of view to the Palm Beach County
Commission. Now that four years have passed, like his style or dislike
his style, that has been the case. It is because of the work of
Santamaria that Palm Beach County is on the verge of having the
ethics rules, regulations and enforcement mechanisms to finally
begin to clean the stain of corruption that has hung over county
government for far too long. From time to time, there have been
individual issues with which we disagree, but overall Santamaria is
exactly as he appears to be a principled man who puts the people
above party, special interests and developers. If the county
commission were made up entirely of people like Santamaria, we
would most likely have a far more honest and transparent
government."


The Palm Beach Post October 9, 2010
Once Again, The Palm Beach Post
Endorses Jess Santamaria For The
November 2nd General Election
"During his one term, District 6 incumbent Jess Santamaria, a
Democrat, has annoyed other commissioners by criticizing a lack of
decorum and pushing for tougher anti-corruption rules. Their
annoyance reflects well on him. He has been a reliable vote on
protecting the environment. He records interviews with developers,
and refuses campaign money from the construction and real estate
industries."


The Town-Crier October 22, 2010
Keep Jess Santamaria On The
Palm Beach Commission
Because of everything the county has been through over the past
decade, the commission needs an extremely independent,
exceedingly ethical viewpoint, and if there's one person who has
proven to be just that, it's Jess Santamaria. The Town-Crier
strongly endorses the re-election of Jess Santamaria for Palm Beach
County Commission in District 6.

OTHER ENDORSEMENTS:
Florida Alliance of Retired Americans
Voters' Coalition
Sierra Club (Environmentalists)
* South Florida 912 Principles Not Parties "We support his drive against corruption"
* Professional Firefighters/Paramedics of PB County
* Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Voters Alliance


Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jess Santamaria, Democrat for Palm Beach County Commission, District 6.


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


October 28, 2010









IJESS SANTAMARIA


NDORS
STATE SENATOR DAVE ARONBERG "Jess is a
different kind of elected official that we have all been
searching for. He is definitely different because he is all
about good government and ethics. He is not afraid to
step on toes. He fights for us against the old ways of
doing business. He's the same guy I have known for 8
years he has not changed one bit. That's why we are all
glad he has decided to serve four more years. The days
of corruption in Palm Beach County will soon be over
with Jess."


IENTS
KEN ADAMS (Former County Commissioner and
Prominent Business Man) "I have known Jess for
about 30 years. He's got exactly what Palm Beach
County needs to regain public trust in government. He
is a man with incredible character, unlike anyone
I've ever known in Government! Jess brings a talent
and a capability you can't buy for any kind of money.
We are fortunate that Jess and his family are willing to
give us another four years."


Some Elected Officials


Steve Wilson Michael Martins
Mayor Commissioner
City of Belle Glade City of Belle Glade


Mary Ross Wilkerson Matty Mattioli
Commissioner Mayor
City of Belle Glade Royal Palm Beach


Martha Webster
Vice-Mayor
Royal Palm Beach


Fred Pinto
Councilman
Royal Palm Beach


David Browning Dennis Lipp
Mayor Vice-Mayor
Loxahatchee Groves Loxahatchee Groves


Ron Jarriel
Councilman
Loxahatchee Groves


L.aroi Jacous Iadr Winnlre
Vice President Vice-Mayor
Indian Trail Village of Wellington
Improvement Dist.


Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jess Santamaria, Democrat for Palm Beach County Commission, District 6.


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Community News and Information


Clewiston Writers' Group
The Clewiston Writers' Group holds it ongo
ing series every Wednesday, from 5:30 p.m. -7:30
p.m., at the Clewiston Library, 120 West Osceola
Ave., in Clewiston. Participants show their work
and write new pieces. Contact Katherine Brough
ton, at 863-599-1259.

Rotary's "100 Year Project"
The Clewiston Rotary Club would like to in
vite everyone to the Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce Social and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for
their "100 Year Project." The event will be at the
Clewiston Boat Basin at the Lake on Oct. 28 at
530 p.m. Please do join them for refreshments
and fellowship as they celebrate the opening of
the fitness trail for all to enjoy. The Rotary Club
of Clewiston is proud to give back to their com-
munity and wants you to come celebrate with
them. For more information, please contact Traci
Owens at 863-677-1100.

Flea Market
The event will be held at the Fairgrounds on
Saturday Oct. 30 at 8 a.m. -12:30 p.m., free park
ing and free admission. Go join them, they have
25 booths rented as of now, if you're interested
call 863-983-4453. Items they have are diamond
plate tool box, tools, crafts, sewing items, clothes,
dishes, treadmill, ii. I ii... fall items and many
more.


Enter If You Dare
Active Citizens for Children and the Clewis
ton Police Department Explorers with the help of
the City Recreational Department is presenting a
public attraction as a fund-raising effort this Hal
loween. They will be transforming the Clewiston
Youth Center on Osceola Avenue into a House of
Horrors!
This is believed to be the first time this type of
activity and attraction has been done in Clewis
ton. The attraction will be open evenings starting
on Thursday Oct. 28 from 6 to 10 pm, Friday from
8 p.m. to midnight (5th quarter street dance) and
Saturday Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admis
sion is $3 per person.
Visitors to this House of Horrors will face their
darkest nightmares and special effects that will
stimulate a variety of fearful situations. It will be
a fright night to remember. Funds raised in this
effort will be used towards Winter Wonderland
2010. They hope to have many victims, ummm...
visitors. Food and refreshments will be available
for purchase on Friday during the street party.

Light the Night on Halloween
Make plans now! First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston is putting on its annual in
door Light the Night and Harvest for Him party
on Halloween Night, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. -7:30
p.m. We will hold the event inside (no mosquito
or weather worries). Bounce House, cake walk,
pumpkin decorating, carnival games, hot dogs,
snow cones, cotton candy, and more! Costumes


welcome (appropriate please!). Geared for 5th
graders and younger with parents and guardians.
There is no cost. If you have any questions, please
call 983-5269.

Harvest of Hope
The CHS Club "Harvest of Hope" has opened
a place to store recycled formal gowns to rent for
a minimal fee. We call it "The Little Closet" and
thought we cater to students, the gowns are avail
able to anyone. Rent fee is $5 and they must be
dry cleaned before being returned.
If you have gowns stored in your closet, bring
them in to The Little Closet and put them to good
use. We also take custom jewelry to accessorize
the gowns. The Little Closet is located at the
Florida Business Center and the place has been
facilitated by the owners as a contribution to our
school club. The store will open by appointments
made through the Club's Officers or Sponsors.
Students will earn community service hours for
attending the store.
For donations, appointments, or questions
contact Odalys Burke, Margie Pruitt, or Adriana
Soto at the Sub Office,863-983-1508.

Haunted House
Haunted House Active Citizens for Children
(ACFC) and the CPD Explorers are hosting a
Haunted House from Oct. 28 through Oct. 30.
Clewiston's first House of Horrors. Proceeds
to benefit Winter Wonderland 2010.


Calvary Baptist Fall Festival
Please go join them at Calvary Baptist Fall Fes
tival. There will be games and food. Enjoy the fel
lowship with your neighbor. Children of all ages
welcome. Go jump in the bounce house. They
will have Hot Dogs and Popcorn and prize draw
ing through out the night. Sunday, Oct. 31 at 6
p.m. to 8 p.m. Location is corner of Davidson and
Gratton in Hookers Point. If you need more infor
mation contact Pastor David 983-5060 or Linda
863-227-2770.

Pampered Chef Party
Ever wanted to discover the chef in you? Your
opportunity has arrived. The Green Thumbs Gar
den Club is sponsoring a Pampered Chef Party
at the First United Methodist Church Life Enrich
ment Center on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. 11
a.m. There will be cooking demonstrations using
the beautiful and functional cookware and spe
cialty tools. Go learn fabulous recipes, ready in
30 minutes or less. All items will be on sale and
proceeds will help fund '11111. .I..l i. The
church is located at 331 West Osceola.

Relay for Life
American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life" is
having a Yard Sale on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7 a.m. at
the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Ven
tura Ave.Big variety of items. Go support the fight
for the cure.


School Briefs


Calendar


Early Releases
Hendry County Schools will be dismissed
early on Friday, Oct. 29. No lunch will be served
that day. School bus drivers will be following their
regular schedules based upon the schools early
release times. They will also be dismissed early
on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Lunch will be served
that day. School bus drivers will be following their
regular schedules based upon the schools early
release times.

Breakfast at school
Hendry County Schools offer breakfast at no
charge to all of their students, every school day.
Breakfast times may vary from school to school,
so check with your child's school office for the
time schedule.


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The National School Breakfast Program was en
acted to ensure that school children are being
served a nutritious breakfast daily.
Studies have proven that higher academic and
social achievement occur when breakfast is con
sumed. Make sure i ... child starts off his day
right with breakfast at Hendry County Schools.


Central Elementary
*Oct. 29 -Early Release and Kindergarten Fall
Festival

Yearbook Ads for CHS
Now is the time to order your Clewiston High
School yearbook or ad. Yearbooks are on sale


now for $60. After Nov 1st yearbook prices will
increase to $65. Ads are as follows:

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To order, please send a check or money order
to: Clewiston High School Attn: Yearbook, 1501
S. Francisco St. Clewiston, FL 33440 or call 983
1520 ext. 227. Thank you for your support.


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objectivity, fearlessness and compassion.
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community debate, not to dominate it
with our own opinions.


Tuesday, Nov. 9
Clewiston Workshop, Commission Chami
bers at 115 W Ventura Ave. at 5:30 p.m. 863
983-1484.

Monday, Nov. 15
*Clewiston Meeting, Commission Chami
bers at 115 W Ventura Ave. at 6 p.m. 863-983
1484.

Thursday, Dec. 16
Clewiston Workshop, Commission Chami
bers at 115 W Ventura Ave. at 5:30 p.m. 863
983-1484.

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1484.


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October 28, 2010


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Voters To Consider Amendments To State Constitution


BY KATRINAELSKEN
INI Florida
When Florida voters go to the polls on Nov. 2,
they will decide the fate of six amendments that
are proposed to the state's constitution.
Amendment #1: Repeal of

Public Financing Requirement
Ballot Summary: Proposing the repeal of
the provision in the State Constitution that re
quires public financing of campaigns for elective
statewide office who agree to campaign spending
limits.
Sponsor: The Florida Legislature
Background: In 1987, the Florida Legislature
established public financing for those running for
statewide election. In 1998, it was placed on the
ballot as a constitutional amendment and was ap
proved by 64 percent of the Florida voters.
In 2005 the Legislature voted to triple the
amount of campaign funding candidates could
raise and still qualify for state funding.
In 2010, a candidate for governor could raise
$24.9 million and still qualify for public funding.
In the last election, candidates for governor
and the four Cabinet offices received a total of $11
million in public funding.
This year, the Florida Legislature decided to
put the question to the voters.
A "yes" vote on Amendment #1 would repeal
the public financing system and put a stop to us
ing tax dollars to help fund campaigns.
A "no" vote would keep the current public fi
nancing system in place.
Those in favor of public financing argue that it
is too expensive to run for public office and that
without public financing only millionaires can af
ford to run for office. They also say without the
availability public funding, incumbents have an
unfair advantage.
Those against public financing argue that
Florida tax payers can't afford to give millions
of dollars to political campaigns, and that most
Florida candidates have been successful in raising
enough money for their campaigns even without
the public funds. They also point out that the in
crease in the amount candidates are allowed to
raise and still receive public funding defeats the
original intent of the public funding plan.
Most states do not provide public financing for
candidates. For state office Florida is one of ten


The Seminole Tribe of Florida Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki
Museum is pleased to announce the return of the
highly anticipated annual American Indian Arts
Celebration (AIAC) November 5, 6 and 7.
On Friday, Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m., the festival
kicks off with a special ceremony as represent
tives from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Ah-Tah
Thi-Ki Museum and Everglades Trail will officially
recognize the Museum as the 21st site in the 21st
century on the Everglades Trail, a driving trail that
connects the places where people can have au
thentic experiences with the nature and culture
of the Everglades.
The AIAC will feature an exciting American
Indian market complete with food vendors, chil
dren's craft corner, archaeology tent, dance dem
onstrations, alligator wrestling, Critter Show and
traditional house building demonstrations. Spe


states with this program. employer
Supporters: Those encouraging voters to family of
vote "yes" on Amendment #1 include the Re overseas
publicans in the state legislature, led by Sen. Mike For exam
Haridopolus. schedules
Opponents: Democrats in the Legislature increased
are encouraging voters to say "no" to Amend is overseas
ment #1. They are joined by Common Cause of Militar
Florida and the League of Women Voters. hardships
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vice men
Ballot summary: Proposing an amendment in Florida
to the State Constitution to require the Legislature emption.
to provide an additional homestead property tax In su
exemption by law for members of the United Dade Co
States military or military reserves, the United stating: "7
States Coast Guard or its reserves or the Florida 1302 and
National Guard who receive a homestead exemp families v
tion and were deployed in the previous year on deployed
active duty outside the continental United States, ing econ
Alaska or Hawaii, in support of military opera endorsed
tions designated by the Legislature. govern
The exempt amount would be based on the ed militiaa
number of days in the previous ,. ii. i.i ii great sa
the person was deployed on active duty outside
the continental United States, Alaska or Hawaii in
support of military operations designated by the
Legislature. The amendment is scheduled to take
effect January 1, 2011.
Amendment 2 would require the Legislature
to provide an additional homestead property tax
exemption by law for members of the United
States military or military reserves, the United
States Coast Guard or its reserves, or the Florida THE 201'
National Guard who receive a homestead exemp PROPER
tion and were deployed in the previous year on TAX RO
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Background: Supporters of this bill seek to .LA
help military service members and their families R(
while the service member is deployed overseas. *B
Those in the military reserves often face finan
cial hardships when they are called up for active OFFICE
duty overseas, due to the difference between the INFORI
reservist's pay from a civilian job and his or her (561)
military pay. While some employers are patriotic THE 201
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cial performances, daily, will include the award
winning Yellowbird Apache Dancers, renowned
Native American recording artist Martha Redbone
and Seminole country music singing sensation
Hank Nelson, Jr. Noted South Florida personality
Shane LeMar will emcee the festivities. Attendees
will also have a chance to purchase raffle tickets
for prizes as well as engage in exciting hands-on
activities related to craftmaking, archaeology, the
environment and social networking. The event
will take place on the festival grounds across from
the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on the Big Cypress
Seminole Indian Reservation.
For more information on the 13th Annual
AIAC please visit www.ahtahthiki.com/ahtahthi
ki-museum/american-indian-arts-celebration or
contactDor m ....i i i. I 364-5204 ordlange@
semtribe.com.


s are not required by law to do so. The
any military service member deployed
may also have additional expenses.
iple, couples who stagger their work
Sto share childcare duties often have
childcare expenses when one spouse
is.
y families are also facing the same
Sas other Floridians. In some cases, the
)f the military service members have lost

amendment only applies to military ser
bers and reservists who own a home
and already qualify for homestead ex

pporting the amendment, the Miami
unty Commission passed a resolution
The property tax credit proposed by SJR
HJR 833 would serve to help military
vhen one or more family members are
overseas, especially during these try
omic times." The Bradenton Herald
the amendment, noting the impact on
ent revenues is slight, The editorial stat
iry personnel and their families make a
rifice when a member serves overseas


-especially in Iraq, Afghanistan and other dan
gerous hot spots. For all they endure in defense
of the nation, military personnel merit this small
measure of payback and thanks."
In opposing the amendment an editorial in
the St. Petersburg Times stated, "Floridians who
are serving their country in the military during
times of war should be honored. This is not the
fairest way to do it." The League of Women Vot
ers of Tallahassee also oppose Amendment 2,
stating "The League believes no tax sources or
revenues should be specified, limited, exempted,
or prohibited in the Constitution."
Supporters: The Florida Legislature (unani
mously passed by both houses), Governor Char
lie Crist, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the
Miami Dade County Commission, the Bradenton
Herald.
Opponents: The St. Petersburg Times edito
rial board and the League of Women Voters of
Tallahassee.
Sources for this article included the Collins
Center for Public Policy web site www.FlAmend
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Audubon Honors Buermann, Estenoz as Champions of the Everglades


Audubon of Florida award
recognizes bold action and
leadership at SFWMD

Audubon of Florida on Friday honored South
Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
Governing Board members Eric Buermann and
Shannon Estenoz as champions of the Everglades
for their leadership in acquiring land to revive the
River of Grass and their commitment to restore
and protect Florida's natural habitats, resources
and wildlife.
"This honor reflects the commitment of the
entire South Florida Water Management District
to restore the Everglades and, most notably, rec
ognizes the successful acquisition of 42 square
miles of agricultural land to improve water quality
and the environment in the River of Grass," said
SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Eric Buer
mann. "An occasion such as this also serves as
a reminder to Ms. Estenoz and me that we must
build on the successes and continue moving for
ward with new ideas to meet the complex chal
lenges of Everglades restoration."
Mr. Buermann and Ms. Estenoz received the
award at the 2010 Audubon Assembly in St. Pe


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Suzy Eileen Singleton
BELLE GLADE -Suzy Eileen Singleton, a
longtime resident of Belle Glade, passed away
on Oct. 8, 2010, in Headland, Ala., where she
lived for the past four years.
She was born on Aug. 8, 1941, in Cape
Charles, Va. and came to Belle Glade with her
family in the mid '40's.
She was the daughter of Sudie Merritt Salva-
dor, Belle Glade and Charlie T. Merritt, Cape
Charles, both deceased.
Eileen worked for Palm Beach County at the
Glades Office Building for years and then Parks
& Recreation Dept. in South Bay. She retired in
2006 and moved to Ala. to be with her sons.
She is survived by her two sons, Dale Single-
ton (Lanita), Headland, Ala. and Scott Singleton
(Shirley), Troy, Ala.; three sisters, Charlotte Nor-
wood, Clewiston, Linda Newbern, Boxton, Ga.,
Patricia Hartwick, Belle Glade; one brother,
Arce Salvador, Athens, Tenn.; and many nieces,
nephews, cousins and aunts.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct.
13, 2010, at Torres Sanchez Funeral Home with
her pastor and also her cousin Keith Butler,
Newville, Ala. and Rev. Farrell of the Church of
God in Belle Glade officiating. Eileen was laid to
rest at F r. .-. _-l v1. s, Cemetery.
That afternoon, an oak tree was planted in her
honor at the South Bay RV Campground where
she was working when she retired. Some of her
co-workers attended along with her family who
are very thankful for the consideration and re-
spect of their loved one.


tersburg, which
notes 110 years of
connectingpeople
withconservation.
With chapters
in 44 communi
ties, Audubon
of Florida strives
to conserve and
restore natural
ecosystems, fo
causing on birds
and other wildlife
for the benefit of
Shannon Estenoz humanity and the
earth's biologi
cal diversity. The
organization's
Champion of the Everglades Award recognizes
individuals whose long term commitment to the
Everglades have moved restoration forward.
"We have learned a great deal about restoring
America's Everglades, and I for one am honored
that the efforts of this agency and my colleagues
are being recognized by those who are equally
as passionate about protecting our environment,"
said SFWMD Governing Board member Shannon
Estenoz. "Along with Chairman Buermann, I feel


Jeffrey R. Towner
CLEWISTON -Jeffrey R. Towner, 61, of Cle-
wiston, passed away on Oct. 19, 2010, at Hope
Hospice in Lehigh Acres, after a year long strug-
gle with lung cancer.
Jeff is survived by his wife of 31 years, Debra
A. Towner of Clewiston; daughter Aimee-Jo
(Ed) Newbould of Northboro, Mass.; son, Jo-
seph Towner of Worcester, Mass.; brother,
Bruce Towner (Natalie) of Barre, Mass.; sister,
Debbie (Towner) MacDonald of Worcester,
Mass.; three granddaughters, four grandsons,
one great-grandson and many nieces and neph-
ews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Wayne R.
and Rosemary (Wood) Towner; brothers, Ste-
phen Neale, Dennis Towner and Michael Town-
er; and his beloved daughter, Danielle L.
(Towner) Smith.
Jeff's career ranged from paste up/graphic art-
ist at Heffernan Press in Worcester, Mass. and at
Graf-a-con in Hudson, Mass. He was later the
Art Director at R.R. Donnelly in Hudson, Mass.
Most recently, he was an associate at the local
Ace Hardware.
He served our country in the U.S. Army Re-
serves from 1967-1971 leaving due to family ob-
ligations.
Interests included playing the lottery, card
games and reading the daily newspaper as well
as non-fiction books particularly political com-
mentaries. He was also an avid Red Sox and
New England Patriots fan. His sense of humor
was always near the surface and he loved to tell
jokes.
A memorial service will be held at the United
Methodist Church in Clewiston on Saturday,
Nov. 6, 2010, at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
Hope Hospice Development Department,
9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida
33908 www.hopehospice.org.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home Clewiston.


we must
advance the
commitment
to restoration
so that the
Everglades
are improved
for future
generations."
Mr. Buer
mann and
Ms. Este
noz join the
ranks of en
Eric Buermann vironmental
advocates
such as Gov.
Charlie Crist, former senator Bob Graham and the
Everglades Foundation's Mary Barley in winning
the award.
"To successfully restore the Everglades, we
need champions," said Eric Draper, Executive
Director of Audubon of Florida. "The strong lead
ership and tough decisions Eric Buermann and
Shannon Estenoz have made in favor of the River
of Grass over the last four years demonstrate that
they truly are champions of the Everglades."
Mr. Buermann and Ms. Estenoz were also
honored in 2009 for their leadership in Everglades
restoration. Mr. Buermann was recognized by the
Everglades Coalition with the James D. Webb

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has made an outstanding contribution to the Ev
erglades. The award is named for James Webb,
who worked as the Florida representative of The
Wilderness Society from 1986 to 1995 and was
instrumental in expanding Everglades National
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Ms. Estenoz was honored again in 2009 by
the Everglades Coalition with the George M. Bar
ley Conservationist of the Year Award, which the
coalition gives to an individual who has made a
great contribution to Everglades restoration and
protection. George Barley, a . lim, I.. i. ,I ...
Floridian, founded the Save Our Everglades Foun
dation and advocated for the cleanup of water
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October 28, 2010 Religion


The Skinny on the Scary
BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS
First United Methodist Church
someone shared that being a Christian is
like being a pumpkin. "God picks you
from the patch, brings you in, and wash
es all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top
and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes
the seeds of doubt, hate, greed,
etc., and then He carves you a
new smiling face and puts His
light inside of you to shine for
the entire world to see."
In 1 Corinthians 9:22-23,
the Apostle Paul states, "To the
weak I became weak, to win the
weak. I have become all things
to all men so that by all possible ,
means I might save some. I do
all this for the sake of the gos-
pel, that I may share in its bless
ings."
In other words, Paul is stat
ing that he tries to find common
ground with those around him
so that he might share Christ with Pastor .
them.
My purpose in this article isn't to make a
statement about how you should or shouldn't
feel about Halloween, rather to encourage us all
to find "common ground" with unbelievers and
use October 31 as a way to help bring people to
Christ.
God calls us to be faithful and to make a dif
ference. We don't have to do great things. Little
things we do can make a big impact. There are
times in our lives when we have opportunities to


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reach out and touch people in a special way. Hal-
Celebrating 'Halloween'


loween can be one such opportunity.
One of the biggest problems we face is that
Halloween today has become strongly associ
ated with the occult and a preoccupation with
the dead-two influences that Scripture and the
church have always warned against. That's the
skinny on the scary, which makes it even more
important for us to shine in the midst of the dark
ness that surrounds us. So,
how can we use this odd cel
ebration to introduce people
to the Savior?
There was a man in the
neighborhood where I grew
up who made snow cones
every Halloween for all of
us trick-or-treaters. I remem
ber him. More than that, I
remember how special he
made each of us feel.
It inspired within me a
desire to one day, if at all
possible, to do what he
Sdid to make and hand out
snow cones on Halloween
ohn Hicks to make good memories by
touching the hearts of children
and youth in special ways.
As kids come to your door, let them see His
light in you. Don't give in to the world, but be in
the world with your light shining.
Don't hide it under a bushel, but hold it up to
the world as a living witness for our living God.
It is the combined wattage of many lights, each
shining in its own place but for a common pur
pose, that illuminates a city in the midst of the
darkness of night.


BY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+
Saint Martin's Church
I saw an article about the "evils" of Hallow-
een recently and the efforts to discourage
people from celebrating it. Judging by the
tenor of the article, the author seemed to have his
mind made up that it was evil before he sat down
to write about it. That's a poor
wayof going ii. I lii,;..- Early
in Church history, long before
Churches were sectarian, the
one Church that was carrying
on the teachings and traditions
of Jesus remembered their he
roes or "saints." Like all people
do, they would remember them
on anniversaries of their birth of
death, and they served as exam
ples to the world by their good
works and deeds. Some were
Biblical and others came after
the New Testament era.
They gave people models for
fashioning their lives and kept
the faith alive during some very Rev. Sam T
dark times in world history. Today,
we do something similar when we celebrate our
presidents, founding fathers, great figures that
have given us a heritage of freedom or have led us
against those who would threaten our way of life.
Calendars can become quite full; and sometimes
we wonder if we gave people enough credit for
what they did to make our life better. So too in the
early Church. After remembering all of the heroes
of the faith, the Church leaders felt it would be
appropriate to have a special time to remember


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"All Saints" or all of the holy ones.
The language of the day spoke of the "hal
lowed" or "holy" ones and the day was known
as "All Hallows Day" that came to be set aside to
remember them all. It was a time to remember
that God's saints would be victorious and win
over the devil and forces of evil that attempted
to do the world harm. It was a victory celebra
tion for Christians; they recalled the triumph God
had promised and victory that
would come with the return
of His Son at the end of time;
that the victory had begun
and God's purpose would be
Accomplished.
The forces of evil knew
this too, and they would have
one last rally to attempt to
do their worst; that was the
symbolism of it all. Their ral
lying of all of the evil possible
would take place on the Eve
of All Hallow's Day; or All
Hallow's Even which became
shortened simply to "Hal
loween." Was the day evil?
omas, Ph.D+ Pagan? "Bad?" Not at all! It
came with the recognition that
God would ultimately be victo
rious and, as the hymn says "When the Saints
Come Marching In." The faithful would celebrate
the day by recognizing the forces of evil may have
their moment, but they will come to a swift end.
That ultimately is God's purpose and the belief of
the faithful. Halloween can be the dramatization
of the Christian message; evil may be present but
it will come to an end, God will finally be victor
ous and we will share eternity with Him. That's
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FWC Biologist Honored


BY GABRIELLA B. FERRARO
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Recognized as one of the state's premier ex
perts on Lake Okeechobee ecology, Donald Fox,
a biological administrator with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC),
was named 2010 Fisheries Biologist of the Year
by the Southeastern Association of Fish and
Wildlife Agencies. Fox, who has been with the
FWC for nearly 30 years, received the honor last
Tuesday at the association's annual conference in
Biloxi, Mississippi.
"The FWC has given me the opportunity to
pursue a career in natural resource manage
ment, a responsibility that I approach with love
and passion," said Fox. "Working in the Kissim
mee River/Lake ( I.. I .1.. I ._ -i .I. system
is challenging, but also extremely rewarding. I
am deeply honored to be recognized by SEAF
WA, for I believe there is no greater honor than
to be recognized by one's peers."
As a biological administrator for the FWC's
Division of Habitat and Species Conservation,
Fox manages the habitats supported by Lake
Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake
in the country. The lake and its associated marsh
and open water habitats are home to rich and
dynamic fish and wildlife species, some of which
are listed as threatened and endangered.
Additionally, the lake provides many recre
national and commercial opportunities, including
fishing, ... ii.IL. wildlife viewing and duck hunt
ing. These activities generate significant revenue
to the state and local economy.
In recent years, Fox has led efforts to design
and implement multi million-dollar habitat-en
hancement projects benefitting Okeechobee's
fish and wildlife.
Fox has worked closely with the FWC's part
ners to make substantial scientific contributions
to the understanding of the lake's ecology and its
conservation needs. The lake, once a rapidly de
grading aquatic ecosystem, is slowly recovering.
Tim Breault, director of the FWC's Division of


Donald Fox


Habitat and Species Conservation, said, "We are
extremely proud of Don and the fact that he has
been recognized by his fellow professionals in the
Southeast for his commitment and contributions
to Lake Okeechobee restoration.
Our citizens and visitors are enjoying a health
ier, cleaner lake today, and this is largely due to
Don's dedication and diligence in managing the
fragile Lake Okeechobee ecosystem."


AT&T Gives Fisherman
More Coverage on the Lake

BY KELLY LAYNE STARLING
AT&T South & West Florida Markets
AT&T customers who go fishing and boating
on Lake Okeechobee, and commute from Paho
kee to Indiantown and Okeechobee now have
more mobile broadband coverage.
AT&T today announced it has activated a new
3G cell site on S.R. 98 in Canal Point in western
Palm Beach County as part of its continuing net
work investment to support growing demand for
advanced mobile devices and applications.
The new cell site is one part of AT&T's ongo
ing efforts to extend its mobile broadband wire
less network -the fastest in the nation, according
to expert, independent testing.
With mobile broadband speeds, AT&T cus
tomers can surf the Web, download files faster,
and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile ap


plications. AT&T continues to drive investment
and innovation to deliver the nation's best, most
advanced mobile broadband experience for cus
tomers.
"Supporting mobile broadband growth is our
No. 1 investment priority," said Rich Guidotti, vice
president and general manager, AT&T Mobility &
Consumer Markets for South Florida. "This new
cell site is just one example of our efforts to in
crease network speed, capacity and coverage for
our customers."
The new Canal Point cell site is one of many
network upgrades AT&T has made in the South
Florida market in 2010 to enhance coverage and
capacity.
Since the start of the year, AT&T has activated
eight new cell sites in Palm Beach, St. Lucie, In
dian River, Broward and Miami-Dade counties;
upgraded three sites in Palm Beach, Broward and
Miami Dade counties to 3G; and has added capac
ity to approximately 50 cell sites in Palm Beach,
Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.


HENDRY COUNTY BOARD

OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF CHANGE TO LAND

DEVELOPMENT CODE CONCERNING

PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS


The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida
proposes to adopt the following by ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ENACTING A ONE YEAR MORATORIUM
UPON THE ACCEPTANCE OF ZONING APPLICATIONS AND ALL
APPLICABLE REQUESTS FOR ZONING APPROVAL FOR PAIN MAN-
AGEMENT CLINICS, BY AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT
CODE, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-53-2.2, LAND USE CLASSIFICA-
TIONS, AND TABLE 53-1, TABLE OF USE REGULATIONS, AND CREAT-
ING SECTION 1-53-3.8, PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVID-
ING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S
ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing on the ordinance will be held before the
Local Planning Agency of Hendry County on November 10,
2010, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse,
Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle,
Florida. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held before
the Board of County Commissioners on November 23, 2010, at
5:05 p.m. in the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission
Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to
consider the recommendation of the Local Planning Agency
and to discuss the ordinance.

All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect
to the proposed ordinance.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter dis-
cussed at such hearing, he/she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection
on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at
the Office of the County Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle,
Florida.


Orvell Howard, Chair
Local Planning Agency


Janet Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners


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Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker
and easier to share your ideas and converse with
others. Go to www.newszap.com, click on the com-
muninty name and your local or state public forum.
There, you can create new topics or comment on
existing topics. What follows is a sampling of some
of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for
participating!


Response to Roth Article
*I had the opportunity to read the Clewiston News article
about COACH today. I must make two comments about the
article. The first is, "Do they have a spell check?" Do they edit
the articles before they put it in the news paper? My eight
grader taught by Mrs. L, can write a better article. Secondly,
I would like to say that Coach is a great person. He loves the
kids and would do anything for them. He has not done any
thing that the "other" coaches have not done at that school.
Let's not make him the "GOAT," if Coach must go, then the
other coaches must go also. I have heard of stories of "other'
coaches CUSSING at players, Cussing at parents, not helping
kids get into colleges. So if Coach must go, then it is only right
that other coaches must go.
Clewiston shouldn't be depressed. Okeechobee High
School did not win a single game last year and this season
is not much better! In 2009, OHS had a great team but when
those talented players graduated and the coach from that
year quit, they had to start from scratch. The main thing is the
community should keep supporting the team, win or lose.
First, it was a well done story. The community is grum


bling and some parents, too. The article, beyond grammati
cism, was balanced and presented all sides. Second, Coach
Barnes probably hit the nail on the head. If the team was 5-1
or even 4-2, probably none of this got said or printed. I've
heard folks saying the coach must go, all the coaches must go
and others saying it is not the coaches. So you can hear it all if
you listen. Anyone who knows Coach Roth can't question his
sincere and dedicated approach to the sport. But sometimes
it takes more than that to get a bunch of kids to stand up and
play Tiger football. I've seen most games but am not in a
position to say one way or another what is the real problem.
Like most things in life, it's probably a combination of things.
In the meantime, all I can say (and hope) is Go Tigers.!
*I read the article and I am a little confused about how
all of this controversy started. Did a group of parents and stu
dents go to the school board to complain? Has there been
some kind of discussion or ,ii .. ,ii .... Did a few disgruntled
players and their parents just go to the newspaper office to
gripe? Or is it a matter of fans turning on a coach when the
team loses a few games?
*If more of these parents would go to this practice, they
would see that these kids a big t--. This man has called me
up when my son is giving trouble in school. He says, 'when
he's here on my team, he's my son.' I'm not seeing what
they're saying. He quit because of playing time. If they would
come to the practice (to see the players), and they tell them to
run to do something, I have never heard that much profanity
out of a bunch of kids who do not want to do anything. All
these kids want to do is enough to get by. When these parents
go to these games, everyone wants their kids to be a star. I am
happy with him (Coach Roth). Dwayne Richards


Public Forum/Speak Out


Letters to the Editor


SI am writing this letter to express my concern
and total disbelief in the article that was not only
printed in the Clewiston News on Thursday, Oc
tober 21st, but was printed on the front page. The
article was in reference to our local high school
football coach, Mr. Joe Roth. I am appalled that
something as repugnant as this article made it
past the print room, not to mention to the front
page of the newspaper.
Mr. Joe Roth is not just a high school football
coach. He is also an educator, husband, father,
and friend. I know him personally, and I have
seen the way he cares for the young people in
our community. Our daughters play softball to
gether, and he's at every game cheering on every
member of the team; he doesn't just attend the
games to cheer on his own child. I've only seen
him get upset at a game when something is done
that is inequitable to one of the girls playing. He
recognizes that the children of today are our fu
ture, and he works hard to help shape them into
model citizens.
After this article was published, I spoke to sev
eral of his current players as well as some of his
former players. There was not one of those boys
that stated Coach Roth was ever unfair or cruel
to him. As a matter of fact, all of the boys I spoke
with stated that they have nothing but respect for
Coach Roth, and they were highly offended by the
article. I see it the same way they see it; why were
there only disgruntled parents interviewed? There
are plenty of parents who do not feel the way the
two feel that were quoted in the article.
I would love to see Coach Roth receive an
apology from Mr. Zaragoza in the same fashion as
he printed that very distasteful article: on the front
page of the Clewiston News. After all, Coach Roth
deserves nothing less than that. I have no respect
for Mr. Zaragoza, and I feel that his lack of ethics
and professionalism is going to cause a negative
impact on the Clewiston News.
I can remember looking forward to purchase
ing the Clewiston News because there were al


ways great things, about our small community, in
there. I used to enjoy reading about new families
moving into the community, the wonderful things
the children were doing, or just snap shots of dif
ferent positive things taking place around town.
The Clewiston News used to always be a positive
instrument in our town; what happened?
Sincerely,
Kristi Durance

*I just wanted to let you know that I was very
disappointed with the article about coach Roth.
I'm sure that whoever was responsible for pub
fishing this didn't do their research. The main
people that are causing all of the commotion
about coach Roth are the ones that have been
kicked off the team. My son plays for the Clewis
ton Tigers and I wouldn't have any other coaches
coaching him. Coach Roth is a hard coach, this
is FOOTBALL. You will never win a game if you
have a bunch of kids out there on that field that
you have to wipe their noses -.1in.. they
don't get their way. If you want to know the real
reason that people are mad it's because Coach
Roth doesn't just care if you can run a football, if
you are disrespectful, or don't show for practice
without reason, then you're off the team. This
team has spent too many years letting parents tell
the coaches what to do. I will tell you, I went to
school when Al Morrell was the head coach and
the parents or the players didn't run his football
program, and that is the way it should be.
I would rather have a losing season with kids
who deserve to be on that field than to win games
with a bunch of kids that are disrespectful of oth
ers and that are doing drugs. Hard work, Dedi
cation and Respect, that is what being a Clewis
ton Tiger is all about. We have always been the
underdogs anytime we would play these large
schools but we always got respect for the way we
carried our selves and the heart that our players
had. Coach Roth can and will bring that respect
and heart back to the Clewiston Tigers. These


- i1 .... .. I' happen overnight, but with Coach
Roth and our other coaches, that heart will come
back to the Clewiston Tigers.
Thank You For Your Time.
Berneace Pereiro

SI am writing in regard to the front page article
in last week's paper demeaning our high school
football coach. I have thought about it all week
and want to let you know that I feel it was an inap
propriate article for the front page and was much
too negative. As a long time teacher (15 years at
Clewiston High School) I have much respect for
Coach Roth and have seen his interactions with
students on many levels in the classroom next
to mine, in the weight room, in the discipline
office and on the football field. All interactions I
have observed have been appropriate and have
shown his caring attitude toward students. I have
also known many students and parents who have
grudges against people and like nothing more
than smearing faces in the mud. I feel that is what
happened with last week's paper. Your quotes
from a former coach are quotes, however, I won
der how much background searching you did to
find out why he is a former coach and is not still
there. Others besides parents can be disgruntled.
Like the article that appeared this summer
with a huge headline about Clewiston High
School being an "F" school, you have once again
tried to sell papers with sensationalism. That
paper smeared our school when the headlines
were in essence untrue since high school grades
have still not been released but the Department
of Education. I hope that when the school grades
do come out and we are no longer deemed an
"F" you will put that in headlines as large as the
previous article.
Sincerely,
Mary Corbin Thomas

*Hello, I just wanted to express my feelings
towards last week's article in the newspaper. I am


a current player under coach Joe Roth and I just
wanted to say a few things in his defense after
reading several of the FALSE accusations made
towards him. This is my third full season playing
under coach Roth and not once have I ever heard
him belittle any of my teammates. He is looked at
like a father figure to alot of us and he only wants
the best for us. From day one he said "Guys, I am
going to get fired up and yell if you mess up, but
does this mean I don't love you? Absolutely not."
He said that we are like his kids and he spends
more time during the season and summer weight
lifting and other events than he does his own fam-
ily. Two former players that spoke out against him
were never belittled at any time on the field and
all of us can vouch for this statement. It was not
up to the coach to not let one of them back on to
the team it was a vote amongst seniors and the
parents and the player had no knowledge of this
and only built up more resentment towards our
coach. After reading several of the statements
posted I figured there would be a follow up on
the matter and interviewing the players of the
team. The newspaper article was really biased
and it's only common sense to have a even argu
ment in every great column on a touchy subject
such as this one. So can I ask why there was a 3:1
ratio three being three separate people speaking
out against him and only one in his defense? Its
common sense to get more background info on
the matter before slamming some one for things
they have not done. I feel this article really slan
dered the coach's name and it made him look
bad when in fact he isn't the monster made out to
be. Maybe in the future when you are presented
with this type of issue you will understand that
you should really get more information on the
matter instead of just taking it and running. I have
taken college courses in English which covered
everything needed in a argumenative paper and
I can say from reading that article that maybe the
journalist should learn to do the same. It's only
common sense. Joshua Hall


From The Editor
The Clewiston News welcomed all calls, emails, letters and public com-
ments to last week's story on the Clewiston High School football coach.
As the editor and publisher of the paper, as well as the author of last week's
article, I lent an attentive ear to each of those responses and engaged callers
and residents in a discussion about the story.
Our goal is always to present a fair representation of the facts and to in
clude all sides. But regardless of the side one assumes in their position regard
ing Joe Roth's coaching methods, the performance of the Clewiston Tigers this
season, or whether or not the parent of a former football player has the right
to criticize the coach, it would be hard to say or believe the grand majority of
this town does not care about their hometown players.
Because they do. They care enough to show concern when their beloved
Tigers are struggling. They care enough to rally in support of the team; enough
to take us to task with our articles, as well they should.
The fact of the matter is that Clewiston showed what it's made of on Friday.
Dozens and dozens of supporters of the coach donned T shirts that unabash
edly read, "Team Roth." This is their coach, their team, they seemed to say,
and nothing is going to change that. The players marched on the field with a
fire in their eyes. The coach, for all of his nervous anticipation, paced the field
to study every move of every player on that 100-yard rectangular block. They
had something to prove to the nay sayers, and their performance on the field
reflected this. I'm not sure if all of the critics will be silenced, but then again,
who cares? As long as the passion in the players continues, winning or losing
won't matter much. They had something to prove to someone else -a firm
statement to make -but in the end they succeeded in convincing themselves
that the team, the game, and the coach, are worth pouring their all into.
And if our article helped to spur such passion even a little, and as a result
show much this community supports its own, then there might be few people
who would argue that they wouldn't go through it all over again.
Go Tigers!
Jose Zaragoza -Editor and Publisher





10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 28, 2010


Introducing Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report


The Season is Getting
Under Way

BY MARK KING

First let me introduce myself, I'm Capt. Mark
King from Clewiston and I will be writing a week
ly fishing report for Lake Okeechobee. I'm a full
time guide working out of world famous Roland
Martin's Marina and Resort in Clewiston Florida
and I also guide during tarpon season out of
Marathon in the Florida Keys. My weekly fishing
report will focus on bass, bluegill, and crappie on
Lake Okeechobee and will include any tourna
ment results. I will focus on fishing live bait, artifi
cial lures, and fly fishing on the Big "O".
The lake has been producing some really nice
bass the past couple weeks and with the full moon
on us there is a good number of bass spawning in
the shallows even this early in the fall. My clients
and I have been catching bass from Long Point all
the way up to the Monkey Box with areas like the
East Wall, West Wall, and the Shoal all producing
some really nice bass.
There have been bass in the rim canal and
dynamite holes when the wind is blowing too
hard to fish out on the main lake, but they are
a little smaller in size compared to the bass that
are moving in to the spawning areas close to the
main lake. I try to fish the outside grass line clos
est to the main lake as long as the wind will allow
me to do this.
Artificial lures have been working really well


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the past week or two and of course if you like to
live bait fish the wild shiners just can't be beat.
For artificial lures I have been using the Gambler
Big EZ swim bait and Gambler Cane Toads in
the grass and for fishing in the dynamite holes
and rim canal a straight tailed worm rigged on a
shakey head jig has been producing a good num-
ber of bass for my clients.
If live bait is what you like to fish with than a
wild shiner fished under a cork bobber along the
outside grass line will produce some really nice
bass. The fishing will only get better as we head
into the winter months and the water continues
to cool off. The bass spawn on Lake Okeechobee
during the winter months and this is the best time
to catch a trophy largemouth bass, especially
around the full moon phase.
I just returned from the Florida Fly Fishing
Expo in Orlando and generated a lot of interest
in fly fishing for bass on Lake Okeechobee, the
word is out and I will be guiding a lot more fly
fishermen and women for bass and bluegill. Lake
Okeechobee is a hidden treasure that we have in
our back yard that people come from all over the
world to fish, we need to take care of and quit
polluting this magnificent lake. Take some time
and get out on the lake, take the kids fishing and
ni.i. li. wildlife we have around Lake Okeecho
bee. Until next week take time to take someone
fishing, good luck and tight lines.
Capt. Mark King is a full-time guide out
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Around the Lake: Weekly Football Wrap Up


BY JUSTIN DIAZ
Special to INI


Glades Day
What's the best way to bounce
back from a disappointing loss? Beat
the next team senseless. Glades
Day's matchup last Friday was not
only heavily one-sided; it also didn't
even make it past the first half.
With the score being 49 6 at
halftime, Berean Christian accepted
the loss and went home early. The
only Berean Christian touchdown
came from an 80 yard pass early in
the game; which at the time kept the
score even at 6-6.
Unfortunately for them, it would
be the last time they saw the end
zone that night. Gator's quarterback
Tanner Reddish was 8-of 14 with
147 yards and 3 touchdowns; each
to a different receiver: a 40-yard pass
to Mike Terrell, a 17 yard pass to


Clewiston
BY DAVID SANKEY

The Clewiston Tigers faced the
Lake Placid Dragons at Cane field
tonight.
Conditions were pretty windy but
both teams were excited for this im-
portant district game. In the district,
Clewiston was 11 before tonight's
match, and the Dragons were 1-2.
The Tigers controled the first
half of the game with over 200 rush
ing yards and three rushing touch
downs.
In the second half of the game,
the Dragons controlled the tempo of
the game with their passing attack.
While several passes were tipped,
only one was picked by the Tigers.


J.T. Thorton, and a 29-yard pass to
Steven Williams. Two short rushing
touchdowns by Walter Sandoval, a
37-yard rush by Eaton Spence, and
a 15-yard interception return for a
touchdown by Steven Williams was
enough to send Berean Christian to
the point of no return.
Needless to say, the win was
definitely needed to help them
move past that disappointing loss
the week before. The Gators will get
a chance to better their record this
week against Coach Walker's ex
team King's Academy.

Glades Central
Glades Central didn't need a late
game rally to make it past their op
ponent last week; considering the fi
nal score was 53-0. The win silenced
anybody who had their doubts
about the Raiders after the previous
Friday's loss; but really, who doubts
the Raiders? Two of the touchdowns


The Dragons were able to control
the clock and made a good effort in
the second half to regain the lead.
An onside kick with just a couple
of seconds left in the game was the
last time the Dragons had a shot, but
Tyree Wilson fell on the ball to let
Andre Rios take a knee to end the
game.
This game was also Clewiston's
homecoming game. Lisa Walker
was crowned queen, and Labrena
Coleman was first runner up. The
Dragon's 22 Andre Wilson had 8
receptions for 87 yards. And 10 Al
rick Gayle ran the ball 25 times for
98 yards. The Tiger's Andre Rios had
84 passing yards with a passing TD
and 113 rushing yards with a rush
ing TD.

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came from the defense: a 37 yard
fumble recovery by Dominique Gib
son and a 38-yard interception re
turn by Don'Kevious Johnson.
More surprisingly, the Raiders'
defense held Boynton Beach to just
26 total yards of offense, and only
one first down throughout the entire
game. All of Boynton's five passes
were incomplete, other than a nice
ly-thrown pass right into the hands
of Raiders' Don'Kevious Johnson.
With another easy win, the Raiders'
record advances to 7-1 as they look
to make it 8-1 when they host Sun
coast at home next Friday.

Pahokee
Last Friday's 28-12 matchup
against Pine Crest marked the 5th
straight loss for the Pahokee Blue
Devils; but more importantly, elimi
nated them from playoff contention.
For the first time since 2000, the
Blue Devils won't see any action in


the post season. Despite alternate
ing quarterbacks in an attempt to
get something going, the Blue Dev
ils were held to just 54 total yards
in the first half. It wasn't until the
third quarter, when Rashaun Croney
scored on a 29-yard keeper, that Pa
hokee was able to put anything on
the board.
With a 2-5 record, and a 1-3 re
cord in their division, it seems as
though everyone is on the hot seat.
Fans are desperately looking for
ways to bring back a program that
they feel is going down the drain.
However, the coaching staff is
the same staff that has taken teams
to state championships multiple
times; and the fact that the majority
of the team consists of underclass
man has proved to be of no help.
Not only are the Blue Devils fighting
with the losses as they host Palm
Beach Lakes this Friday; they're also
fighting fan pressure as well.


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October 28, 2010


17-year-old Clewiston Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder

Sunday shooting leads to He spotted someone in a white shirt holding The victim told police he was riding with There were three holes in the vehicle that re
something in his hands and then he saw it: the a passenger after shopping at the La Frontera sembled bullet holes, with no injuries reported.
arrest muzzle flash of a what appeared to be a handgun sometime after 4 p.m. that day. He was on his Officers made contact with Ortega after visit


BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA
The Clewiston News
What the victim of an alleged attempted mur
der remembered was hearing what sounded like
a rock, or a number of them, hitting against the
side of his vehicle as he rode past the Fairgrounds
Mobile Home Park in Clewiston on Sunday.


before he heard the crashing noise against his ve
hicle another time.
Police say the man in the white shirt may have
been carrying a handgun, and had shot at the
victim. Moments later, members of the Clewiston
Police Department placed the suspect, 17-year
old Miguel Angel Ortega, under arrest on charges
of attempted murder and firing a weapon into an
occupied dwelling, vehicle or aircraft.


way to his home at Twin Lakes -Twin Lakes and
Fairgrounds Mobile Home Park having a history
of problems between gangs -when the unpro
voked shooting is reported to have occurred.
The victims "stated that neither made contact
with Ortega, made any motions toward him, or
spoke to him in any way before or after the at
tack," wrote Sgt. J. Spence, with the Clewiston
Police Department.


ing with his parents.
Ortega showed up at the police department
and told officers he was with his older brother
and his girlfriend at the Walmart at the time of the
shooting. He then declined to provide additional
comment.
The suspect was turned over to the Depart
ment of Juvenile Justice for transport to their Fort
Myers facility.


Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
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 infor-
mation and print it.


Aaron Craig Waldon, 22

SBurglary of an unoc-
cupied conveyance un-
armed, petit theft
SPossession of con-
trolled substance w/o pre-
scription
*Arrested Oct. 18 by
Ofc. R. Garcia

Shane Iglesia, 18


S*Criminal mischief
*Burglary of an unoc-
cupied conveyance un-
armed
*Arrested Oct. 23 by R.
Garcia


Alberto Gomez Hernandez, 32


Domestic violence
battery by strangulation
*Arrested Oct. 23 by
CPD Ofc. M. Thomas



Johnny Lee Tilman Jr., 30

*Possession of a
weapon by a convicted
felon firearm or concealed
weapon
-Arrested Oct. 23 by
Ofc. M. Thomas.


Edward Frank Martin, 31


*Charged with con-
tempt of court violation an
injunction for protection
*Arrested Oct. 22 by
Ofc. R. Garcia



Candy Marie Vazquez, 33


*Nonmoving traffic
violation driving w/ sus-
pended license
*Arrrested Oct. 22 by
CPD Ofc. J. Pilon


Starla Kay Patrick, 26


SAggravated assault
with a deadly weapon
without intent to kill
*Arrested Oct. 22 by
Ofc. J. Garrett and Ofc. W
Hainley


Felton Curtis Glaze, 43


*Carrying a concealed
weapon
*Arrested Oct. 23 by
Ofc. L. Richardson


Photo / Jenny Woods

Parade Fun
The C.M.S. Cougars enjoy their half day on their float for the parade. The
Cougars have gone undeafted, so far, this season.


The Crowd Goes Wild
Different people express different emotions in the stands at the football game
against Lake Placid last Friday.





October 28, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Photo / Mike Rastelli

Sugar Dolls Fundraiser Project
The Southeastern Circuit Championship Finals Rodeo are being held at the
Bergeron Rodeo Arena in downtown Davie. The event will be held on Thurs-
day, Nov. 4, Friday, Nov 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6. The rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m.
Country music entertainer, Amber Lee, will be entertaining from 6 p.m. 7:30
p.m. On Saturday, there will be a free concert in downtown Davie featuring
national recording artist Gretchen Wilson at 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets are
being sold by the Clewiston Sugar Dolls for the Thursday, Nov. 4, perfor-
mance. Advanced ticket prices are $13 for adults and $6 for children. All
money collected will go to benefit the Sugar Dolls for their expenses for
their competition season. Advanced discount tickets may be purchased at
the Clewiston Youth Center or Dixie Fried Chicken. For more information, you
may contact Jackie Tucker at 863-983-2298. This event is sanctioned by the
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The Sugar Dolls will be perform-
ing on Thursday, Nov. 4 for the pre-show at 6:30 p.m.



School Bus Safety Week


Oct. 18 -22, was the National School Bus
Safety Week; which is set aside each year to re
mind motorists to obey traffic laws and to keep
students safe. It is also a time when we recognize
the excellent work done by our local school bus
drivers and mechanics for the excellent jobs they
do. Hendry County has 69 buses and transports
4568 students to and from school each day. Sixty
Eight percent of our total student body rides the
bus to school. Our buses travel over 5000 miles
per day and around 1.2 million miles each year.
All of our drivers complete a rigorous training
and licensure process before they can drive a bus
and must also complete an annual 8 hour update
and physical examination. This helps make our
buses one of the safest forms of ground trans
portation. Each school bus must also meet very
specific requirements and safety standards. Each
bus must be inspected every 30 days by a state
certified inspector to ensure the mechanical and
safety systems are in proper working order.
To ensure the safety of our students all school
bus drivers must:
*Possess a Commercial Driver License with a
Passenger and School Bus endorsement.


*Pass a criminal background check by the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the
FBI.
Pass pre-employment and random drug and
alcohol screening.
*Pass an annual medical examination using
federal standards to ensure fitness to drive.
*Pass annual dexterity testing to determine
ability to perform required duties.
*Pass a periodic driver's license review.
*Successfully complete a 40 hour Bus Driver
Training program.
Superintendent Richard A. "Rick" Murphy and
the Hendry County School Board are very proud
of the District's excellent safety record regarding
student transportation. All of the employees in
the Transportation operations show great care
when it comes to the safety and well being of our
students. Meloni Timgreen and Albert Williams in
Clewiston and Jeannie Lynch and Jeff Perry in La
Belle and their staff do a superb job of transport
ing our most precious cargo. We currently have
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substitutes, and extracurricular drivers. If you see
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You will read water me-
ters on an assigned
route and record the
consumption amount on
a computerized hand-
set; perform field work
that involves walking,
bending and riding; re-
quires frequent en-
trance onto private
property; may be sub-
jected to irate citizens
and hostile animals and
work in all weather con-
ditions. Success re-
quires graduation from
high school or an
equivalent recognized
certification. Experience
with computerized
handsets; field work
that requires exposure
to excessive weather
conditions; 1 year of
meter reading experi-
ence and knowledge of
the Palm Beach County
geographic area pre-
ferred. Visit
www.pbcgov.jobs for
job description and to
apply online. May sub-
mit scannable applica-
tion/resume with any
Veteran's Preference
documentation to Palm
Beach County Human
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Palm Beach, Florida
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Glades Health Care
Center a skilled nurs-
ing facility in Pahokee
is seeking a Certified
Dietary Manager to
join our growing
team! This position is
responsible for plan-
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developing the overall
operations of our Die-
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state and local dietary
regulations, policies
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to ensure quality nu-
tritional services to all
residents. Minimum 2
years experience in a
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cility, or in healthcare
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Glades Metro Connection
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OUTREACH COORDINATOR @ BRIDGES
Requirements: Bachelor's degree preferred, ideal-
ly in social services field; Min. 2 yrs experience in
related field; Strong facilitation skills; Bi-lingual re-
quired.
Responsibilities: Provides outreach & recruitment
efforts in a culturally sensitive manner at a variety
of community venues that include our targeted
population of pregnant women, women at concep-
tion age, parents of children 0-12 & adults and oth-
er community residents; Participates in parent
engagement at the local pre-K/childcare center,
family child care homes/Head Start & Quality Counts
sites; Facilitates opportunities for grassroots com-
munity involvement in the development of the
Awareness Campaign & Community Engagement ef-
forts ; Develops a cadre of volunteers that will be
trained to support various outreach strategies & the
awareness campaign efforts; Manages effective
marketing of the Bridges' purpose & services to
community stake holders.

NAVIGATOR @ BRIDGES
Requirements: Bachelors degree in social services
preferred or 5 years experience in related skills; Min
2yrs experience in related responsibilities; Bi-lingual
required; Possess effective computer skills & com-
munication skills with a focus on customer service.
Responsibilities: Conducts intakes (screenings &
assessments) with all clients, leading to referrals &
linkages; Maintains a high level of knowledge of
community resources; Supports & maintains col-
laborative relationships with key community service
providers; Approaches all residents & clients with
an 'Excellent Customer Service' mindset; Collabo-
rates with Pre-K teachers in the referral of ASQ and
ASQ-SE as directed; Messages Healthy Beginnings
Program to Bridges clients; Stays abreast of infor-
mation pertinent to successful referral & linkage;
Develops & maintains the Bridges Family Resource
Library & Resource Directory.

SITE ADMINISTRATOR @ BRIDGES
Requirements: Bachelors degree preferred or 4
years experience in related skills; Min 2 yrs experi-
ence in related responsibilities; Bi-lingual preferred.
Required skills: Excellent computer skills, specifi-
cally in Microsoft Office suite & the internet; Excel-
lent data collection & entry skills; Ability to
accurately document & maintain records & reports;
Competent in facility coordination & scheduling;
Ability to coordinate activities & events; Marketing
skills/experience; Able to establish & maintain effec-
tive relationships w/ internal & external customers;
Ability to approach all residents & clients with an
'Excellent Customer Service' mindset; Ability to com-
municate critical information via good verbal & writ-
ten skills; Ability to prioritize and manage multiple
tasks/assignments & demonstrate good judgment
and creative thinking.

PARENT COACH @ BRIDGES
Requirements: Bachelors degree in social services
required, in social work preferred. Min 3 yrs experi-
ence in related responsibilities; Possess effective
computer & communication skills focused on cus-
tomer service; Bi-lingual required. Triple P is an evi-
dence-based parent support program.
Responsibilities: Provide Triple P Primary Care
services, including: use of video resources and tip
sheets, consultation, behavioral rehearsal, and mod-
eling. Coaches will follow the model and use Peer
Support to get feedback and guidance; Provide cri-
sis intervention and on call support as required or
scheduled; Assure all Triple P parents receive a
Bridges Orientation and/or Navigation; Maintain
complete, accurate and comprehensive client charts
and clinical documentation; Collaborate with identi-
fied community services to support families' needs
and for successful discharge/transition of clients to
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CLEWISTON: 1/2BR,
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APARTMENT
FOR RENT
(863) 946-0004 and
(863)227-6155

MOORE HAVEN 2BR,
apt, clean, all major
appls, $300/month. Call
(302)377-9613

WEST EL PASO 2/1
Duplex. Sep. laundry
room, appliances. $600.
mo. Call 305-303-1803
for English or 863-
228-7127 for Spanish.




CLEWISTON: 3BR,
1BA, Front & back
screened porch, shed,
fenced in yard, wash-
er/dryer. North side.
$850\mo, $850 deposit.
Call after 6:00pm
863-983-2841

LARGE 2/2 home w/ 4
lots, rent or sale, in
Moore Haven.
1 block from river,
in nice area of town.
For info: 754-264-2343


Labelle New 3br/2ba
w/d, d/w, ac, 2.5 acres
fenced, deck, $800 mo.
(239)910-5115

Montura New 3 br/
2ba, All appliances on 1
1/4 acres. Fence
around 3 sides, circular
drive, Aireation system
& water softener. $750
mo, with 1 year lease.
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863-465-1981

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 10-000088-CP
Division: PROBATE
IN RE: ESTATE OF
TRACY RAMOS WALKER,
DECEASED
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Tracy Ramos Walker, deceased, File
Number 10-000088-CP, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Probate, PO. Box 1760
Labelle, FL 33975. The names and
addreesse of the personal represen-
tabve and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below. All
creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against dede not's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidat-
ed claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other
creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL
CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is October 21st, 2010.
Personal Representative:
Charles Walker
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Joshua 0. Dorcey, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 43724
The Dorcey Law Firm, PLC
10181 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy
Ste. C
Fort Myers, Flonda 33966
(239) 418-0169
68750 CGS 10/21,28/2010


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-207-CA
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,
AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING
TRUST, SERIES 2006-3
Plaintiff
VS.
AMPARO JUST; LEONEL GARCIA;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AMPARO
JUST; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated October 21, 2010, and
entered in Case No. 09-207-CA, of
the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Florida, THE BANK OF NEW YORK
MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE
UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE
FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-3 is
Plaintiff and AMPARO JUST; LEO-
NEL GARCIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
AMPARO JUST; UNKNOWN PER-
SON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at 2ND FLOOR
HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OF
CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRA-
TION BLDG, HENDRY CO. COURT-
HOUSE, AT 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE,
LABELLE IN HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA at 11:00 a.m. on the 17th
day of November, 2010, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
THE SOUTH H OF THE EAST H OF
THE NORTH H OF THE NORTH-
EAST '4 OF THE SOUTHWEST '4
OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 44
SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO
AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS,
EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER
AND ACROSS THE EAST 30 FEET
THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT
111 OF MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES.
A person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must file a
claim with 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 21 day of October 2010.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of said Court
BY /S/ Anita Ross Kummer
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act If you are a
person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to par-
bcipate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to provi-
sions of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Administrator at 25
East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Florida
33935, Phone No. (941)335-2299
within 2 working days of your receipt
of this notice or pleading; if you are
hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770
(V) (Va Florida Relay Services).
Kahane & Associates, P.A.
8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Telephone: (954) 382-3486
Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380
369729 CN 10/28;11/4/2010




PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOW-
ING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 11/12/2010, 10:00 am at 74
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the night to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
1994 Pontiac
2G2FS22S6R2251412
369658 CN 10/28/2010

LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction at Clewiston Towing
600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL
33440 on November 15, 2010
@10:00a.m.:
1990 Toyota, 4T1SV21E4LU187395
1994 Ford, 1FTEF14Y7RNA50503
2000 Honda, 1HGEJ6226YL108381
2003 Chevy, 2G1WF52E639155959
369623 CN 10/28/2010
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
November 5 at 9:00 a.m. at
1225 NW Ave. L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Diann King
(2) dressers, (3) folding lawn chairs,
(1) foot spa, miscellaneous boxes
and bags
369739 BGS 10/29;11/4/2010


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000537
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
WELLS FARGO ASSET SE-
CURITIES CORPORATION HOME
EQUITY ASSET-BACKED CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KRISTY SCHOTT, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated October 20, 2010
and entered in Case No. 26-2009-
CA-000537 of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for HENDRY County, Florida wherein
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR WELLS
FARGO ASSET SECURITIES CORPO-
RATION HOME EQUITY ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-3, is the Plaintiff and KRISTY
SHOT; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF KRISTY SCHOTT N/K/A JOHN
DOE; are the Defendants, The Clerk
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at IN FRONT OF THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE
COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING COR-
NER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at
11:00AM, on the 17th day of Novem-
ber, 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said final
Judgment:
LOT 28, BLOCK 6, PORT LA-
BELLE HOLIDAY PARK, UNIT 1,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 3, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2020 SCHOONER DRIVE
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 October 22, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: J. Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09047691 NMNC-CONV
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act** In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities act, persons needing
a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceed in
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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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-000421
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KAREN ROSE CYPRESS A/K/A
KAREN R. CYPRESS, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Mort-
gage Foreclosure dated October 21,
2010 and entered in Case No.
26-2010-CA-000421 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for HENDRY County, Flori-
da wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA, is the Plaintiff and KAREN ROSE
CYPRESS A/K/A KAREN R. CYPRESS,
are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11:00AM, on the 17th day of
November, 2010, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
final Judgment:
ALL OF LOT 24 AND THE
NORTHERLY 33 FEET OF LOT
25, IN BLOCK 195 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 609 PONCE DE LEON AVE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
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 October 21, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: J. Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, RL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F10031886 NMNC-FHA
**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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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the Board") of the Glades
Utility Authority CAuthority") is scheduled to be held on Wednesday No-
vember 3, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of Pahokee
_ommission Chambers, 360 E. Main Street, Pahokee, Florida 33476.
The purpose of the meebng is to consider approval ofa second amendment
bo the Pahokee Housing Authority Agreement, receipt of a South Florida
Water Management District Grant and associated budget amendment, claim
for costs associated with sewage backup cleanup, the election of the Board
Chair and Vice Chair, a consent order between Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection and the Authority, second addendums to three water
bower maintenance contracts, an improvement project for waterman re-
placement on Canal Street, and any other business that may come before
the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in ac-
:ordance with Florida law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained
at the meeting or, pror to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Colon at
561-493-6127. The meebng, or consideration of any individual agenda
tems, may be continued to a date and time certain to be announced at the
meeting and noticed.
Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
uiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment should contact JoceTyn Colon at
(561) 493-6127 or JColon@pbcwater.com at least forty-eight (48) hours
before the meeting.
[f anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any
matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the
proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbabm record of the
proceedings is made that includes the tesbmony and evidence upon which
such appeal is to be based.
]ocelyn Col6n, GUA Clerk
369720 SUN 10/28/2010


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-401-CA
CIVIL DIVISION
RIDGDILL & SON, INC.,
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff
vs.
PALM DEVELOPMENT, INC.,
a Nevada corporation,
W DEVELOPMENT, INC.,
a Nevada corporation
TEAN WOLF, and
JOHNSON-PREWITT & ASSOCIATES,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given pursuant
to Final judgments dated the 8th day
of June, 2010 and the 10th day of
September, 2010, and entered in
Case No. 08-401CA of the Circuit
Court of the Twenbeth Judicial in and
for Hendry County, Florida wherein
Ridgdlll & Son Inc. is the Plaintff
an Palm Deveopments, Inc., W De
velopment, Inc., Team Wolf, and
Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc.
are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in
front of the office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court in the Hendy County
Courthouse (being the 2nd for hall-
way of the Henry Courts Building)
in LaBelle Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 17th day of November, 2010, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
Lots 13, 20, 21, 26, 32, 34, 52
and 69, SKY VALLEY, according to
the Plat thereof, as recorded in
Plat Book 6, Pages 191 and 192, of
the Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
If you a person with a disability
who needs any accommodabon in
order to parbcipate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact Ken Kellum
Court Operations Manager whose of
fice is located at the Lee County Jus-
bce Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, and whose
telephone number is 239-533-1700
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this Nobce of Sale; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call
1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS my hand and official seal
of said Court this 19th day of Octo-
ber, 2010.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Court
By: J. Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
369341 CGS 10/28;11/4/2010


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Vacation/Abandonment of Lots, Blocks and Streets

Notice is herby given that the City Commission of the City of Clewiston shall hold a public
hearing on Monday the 15th day of November, 2010 commencing at 6:00 p.m., at the City of
Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Ave., Clewiston, Florida 33440. The purpose of this
public hearing is to consider a petition to vacate and abandon all lots, blocks, and streets of
the property as described below:


Property ID #:


3.34.43.01.010.0038.002.0
3.34.43.01.010.0041.001.0
3.34.43.01.010.0066.001.0
3.34.43.01.010.0125.001.0
3.34.43.01.010.0130.001.0


3.34.43.01.010.0040.001.0
3.34.43.01.010.0042.001.0
3.34.43.01.010.0067.001.0
3.34.43.01.010.0129.001.0


That part of Blocks 38, 40, 41, 42, 66, 67, 129, and 130, including all streets and
alleys of the General Plan of Clewiston, as revised September 7, 1937 according to
the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida, lying west of Ridgewood Estates, Addition No. 1, accord-
ing to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 82 and 83 of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida lying north of Ridgeview Estates, Addition No.
1, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 85 and 86 of the
Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.

Which RESOLUTION title reads as follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-17

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA TO
VACATE AND ABANDON ALL LOTS, BLOCKS AND STREETS ON PROPERTY
LOCATED IN SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43, RANGE 34, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA.

A copy of the Resolution shall be available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of
8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the City Clerk, City of Clewiston City Hall, 115 West
Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and
be heard with respect to the proposed amendments.

IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISIONS MADE BY THE LOCAL PLAN-
NING AGENCY WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE HEAR-
ING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND HE 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.


Mall Gardner, Mayor
Clewiston, Florida


369622 CN 10/28/10


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Vacation/Abandonment of Lots, Blocks and Streets

Notice is herby given that the City Commission of the City of Clewiston shall hold a public hearing on
Monday the 15th day of November, 2010 commencing at 6:00 p.m., at the City of Clewiston City Hall, 115
West Ventura Ave., Clewiston, Florida 33440. The purpose of this public hearing is to consider a petition
to vacate and abandon all lots, blocks, and streets of the property as described below:


Property ID #: 3.34.43.01.010.0488.001.0
3.34.43.01.010.0492.001.0


3.34.43.01.010.0488.002.0
3.34.43.01.010.0492.002.0


That part of Blocks 488 and 492, including all streets and alleys of the General Plan of Clewiston, as revised
September 7, 1937 according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida lying west ofW.C. Owen Avenue (originally platted Pacific Avenue),
lying east of Olympia Street, south of the South Central Florida Express Railroad (originally Atlantic Coast
Line Railroad), and north of the two parcels previously deeded to Hendry County as described in Official
Record Book 565, page 275 and Official Record Book 652, page 358 of the Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida.


Which RESOLUTION title reads as follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-16

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA TO VACATE AND
ABANDON ALL LOTS, BLOCKS AND STREETS ON PROPERTY LOCATED IN SECTION 1,
TOWNSHIP 43, RANGE 34, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA.


A copy of the Resolution shall be available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. at the Office of the City Clerk, City of Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida 33440. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the
proposed amendments.

IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISIONS MADE BY THE LOCAL PLANNING
AGENCY WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON
WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A
VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TES-
TIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.


Mall Gardner, Mayor
Clewiston, Florida


369621 CN 10/28/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2916 2007 4-1043-29-020-2089-0170 Clarence J. Weber &
Jean A. Weber
Lot 17, Block 2089, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the
plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, of the Public Records ol
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to exisbng easements and right of ways of record.

All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk=s
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of NOVEMBER, which
isthe 4TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010.
Dated this 23rd day of SEPTEMBER, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
367663 CB/CGS 10-7, 10-14, 10-21, 10-28-2010


RFP FOR SECURITY SERVICES
FOR THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE
RFP NUMBER: 2011-02
OPENING DATE AND TIME: November 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
Hendry County is seeking firms interested in providing security services for
the Hendry County Courthouse. Firms properly registered in the State of
Florida are encouraged to submit their proposal for consideration. All sub-
mittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this
RFP will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be con-
sidered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners
at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse
Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by November 18, 2010
at 2:00 p.m., at which bme all responses to this request will be recorded in
the presence of one or more witnesses. Any proposals received after the
above noted bme and date will not be opened or considered.
A copy of the Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle,
Florida (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing
address), or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest ofthe County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
Drug/Smoke Free Work Place.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Board of County Commissioners
369688 CB/CN 10/28;11/4/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2792 2007 4-1043-29-010-2031-0170 Ruth M. Borgins &
Elizabeth J. Todd
Lot 17, Block 2031, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a subdivision according to
the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk=s
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of NOVEMBER, which
isthe 4TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010.
Dated this 23rd day of SEPTEMBER, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
367659 CB/CGS 10-7, 10-14, 10-21, 10-28-2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A LLC holder of the following cer-
bficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
In which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2895 2007 4-1043-29-020-2080-0200 M.T Lotz, Inc.
Lot 20, Block 2080 of PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the
plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.

Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk=s
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of NOVEMBER, which
isthe 4TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010.
Dated this 23rd day of SEPTEMBER, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
367661 CB/CGS 10-7, 10-14, 10-21, 10-28-2010





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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2939 2007 4-10-43-29-030-2099-0060 Daniel W. Copeland
Lot 6, Block 2099, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, according to the plat thereof, re-
corded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to exisbng easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk=s
Office, 2nd Floor Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida at 11
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of NOVEMBER, which
isthe 4TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010.
Dated this 23rd day of SEPTEMBER, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
367664 CB/CGS 10-7, 10-14, 10-21, 10-28-2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAMEIN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2829 2007 4-10-43-29-020-2044-0170 John C. Searingen
Lot 17, Block 2044, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, according to the plat thereof,
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk=s
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of NOVEMBER, which
isthe 4TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010.
Dated this 23rd day of SEPTEMBER, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
367660 CB/CGS 10-7, 10-14, 10-21, 10-28-2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
In which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2777 2007 4-10-43-29-010-2022-0130 Carlota E. Cruz % Jose Cruz
Lot 13, Block 2022, PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a subdivision according to the
plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk=s
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of NOVEMBER, which
isthe 4TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010.
Dated this 23rd day of SEPTEMBER, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
367658 CB/CGS 10-7, 10-14, 10-21, 10-28-2010


ATTENTION
The City of Pahokee will begin its
new hours of OPERATION


7:30 a. m. to
6:30 p. m.


Monday-Thursday


City Hall will be closed
for business each Friday
beginning November 1, 2010
369217 CGS 10/21,28/2010


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
IN RE: The practice of farm labor contracting
Alejandro Cruz
4265 Turkey Run Lane
Labelle, FL 33935
CASE NO.: 2007009926
LICENSE NO.: SIC 2120
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be obtained by
contacting, Jamie Duran, Service of Process Unit, Department of Business
and Profssional Regulaton, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL
32399-2206, (850) 488-0062.
If you do not respond by NOVEMBER 11, 2010, you will be waiving your
right to contest the acton and a final order will be entered imposing the
penalty described in the Administrative Complaint. The authority for this
action may be found in Rule 28-106.111 of the Florida Administratve Code.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the
proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone: (850) 257-6097;
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service.
368093 CN 10/14,21,28;11/4/2010


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE FLORIDA BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY
IN RE: The practice of cosmetology
Dung Thu Le
847 SE 25th Street
Okeechobee, Fl 34974
CASE NO.: 2009061319
LICENSE NO.: FV 0562798
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be obtained by
contacting, Jamie Duran, Service of Process Unit, Department of Business
and Pro2ssional Regulaton, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL
32399-2206, (850) 488-0062.
If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by November 4,
2010 the matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at a
hearing pursuant to 120.57(2), ES. before the Florida Board of Cosmetolo-
gy.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the
proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone: (850) 257-6097;
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service.
367675 CN 10/7,14,21,28/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2089 2007 1-31-44-33-A00-0382-0000 German Gonzalez &
Ana Maria Gonzalez
The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quar-
ter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Secbon
31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to
an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof Also known as
Lot No. 6008 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.

All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk=s
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of NOVEMBER, which
isthe 4TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010.
Dated this 23rd day of SEPTEMBER, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
367655 CB/CGS 10-7, 10-14,10-21, 10-28-2010

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Crystal I LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certifcate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2448 2007 2-01-43-29-010-0060-0020 Calvin M Hayward

Beginning 185 feet West of the Northeast corner of Block 60 of Goodno's
Addition to Labelle as recorded in Plat Book 3 at Page 3 of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida. thence South 127.5 feet; thence West
93 feet; thence North 127.5 feet; thence East 93 feet to the point of begin-
ning.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to he highest bidder at the Clerk=s
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of NOVEMBER, which
isthe 4TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010.
Dated this 23rd day of SEPTEMBER, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
367656 CB/CGS 10-7, 10-14,10-21, 10-28-2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A LLC holder of the following
cerficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2031 2007 1-31-4-33-AOO-0032-0000 Seijra K. McConkey
The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quar-
ter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-guarter of Section
31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to
an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as
Lot No 6029, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.

Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.

All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk=s
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FIRST THURSDAY in the month of NOVEMBER, which
isthe 4TH day of NOVEMBER, 2010.
Dated this 23rd day of SEPTEMBER, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
367653 CGS 10-7, 10-14, 10-21, 10-28-2010


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the District One Office until 2:00 PM. on Thursday,
November 18, 2010, for the following Proposals:
E1J11- A Certification of Qualification is not required for drainage improve
ments, sidewalk reconstruction and driveway reconstruction in Lee County.
Budget Estimate: $50,000.00
E1J19 A Certificabon of Qualification is not required for Edging and Sweep-
ing in Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $40,000.00
E1J20- A Certificaton of Qualification is not required for Edging and Sweep-
ing, Removal and Disposal of Vegetation from Curb and Gutter and Side
walk Areas in Manatee & Sarasota Countes. Budget Estimate: $160,000.00
Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
our website at http://www.dotstate.fl.us/contractsadministrationdistrctl:
or by calling (863) 519-2559.
369239 CGS/CB 10/28;11/4/2010


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will
meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 2010 in the Commission Cham-
bers at City Hall, 115 W Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be the
following request:
1) A request from First Bank of Clewiston for a variance of the minimum
lot width, side setback and rear setback requirements in order to con
struct a multi-family residence at 702 Bond Street. The property is located
in Block 415 Lots 25 to 27. Parcel Number 3 34 43 01-010-0415-008.0 is
zoned R-3.
2) A request from the United States Sugar Corporation to vacate plats on
the following properties:
W.C. Owen Avenue Property:
That art of Blocks 488 and 492, including all streets and alleys of the Gen-
eral Plan of Clewiston, as revised September 7, 1937 according to the plat
thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, ages 71 through 78, Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida, lying west of W.C. Owen Avenue (originally platted
Pacific Avenue), lying east of Olympia Street, south of the South Central
Florida Express Railroad (originally Atlantic Coast Line Railroad), and north
of the two parcels previously deeded to Hendry County as described in Offi-
cial Record Book 565, page 275 and Official Record Book 652, page 358 of
the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Banyan Street Property:
That part of Blocks 38, 40, 41, 42, 66 67 125, 129, and 130, including all
streets and alleys of the General Plan of Clewiston, as revised September 7,
1937 according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71
through 78, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, lying west of Ridge-
wood Estates, Addition No. 1, according to the plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 4, pages 82 and 83 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Flori-
da and lying north of Ridgeview Estates, Addition No. 1, according to the
plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 85 and 86 of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recom-
mendation of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on this re-
quest on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall
commission Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board
meeting and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding
the hearing or any person requiring a special accommodation because of a
disability or physical impairment, including speech or hearing impairments,
should contact the Building Official's office at least three days prior to the
hearing.
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Amendment Four Would Require Referendum Votes


BY KATRINAELSKEN
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When Florida voters go to the polls on Nov.
2, they will decide the fate of six amendments
that are proposed to the state's constitution. The
amendment generating the most controversy
statewide is Amendment #4.
Amendment #4: Referenda required
for adoption and amendment of local
government comprehensive plans.
Ballot summary: Establishes that before a
local government may adopt a new comprehen
sive land use plan, the proposed plan or amend
ment shall be subject to vote of the electors of
the local government by referendum, following
preparation by the local planning agency, con
sideration by the governing body and notice. Pro
vides definitions.
Financial Impact statement: This amend
ment's impact on local government expenditure


cannot be estimated precisely. Local govern
ments will incur additional costs due to the re
quirement to conduct referenda in order to adopt
comprehensive plans or amendments therein.
The amount of such costs depends upon the fre
quency, timing and method of the referenda and
includes the cost of the ballot preparation, elec
tion administration and associated expenses. The
impact on state government expenditures will be
insignificant.
Sponsor: Florida Hometown Democracy
Inc. PAC
Background: Amendment #4 is sponsored
by a political Action Committee, Florida Home
town Democracy. President Lesley Blackner, a
Palm Beach land use attorney, claims that "mis
managed growth destroys communities." Florida
Hometown Democracy claims that the amend
ment will add another layer of protection against
unwanted and out of control development. Flori
da Hometown Democracy Inc. started collecting
petition signatures for this amendment in 2003.


The group is led by Mr. Blackner and Tallahassee
environmental attorney Ross Burnaman.
Under the current system, proposed changes
to a city or county comprehensive plan are re
viewed by the local planning commission, are
reviewed at public hearings, receive recommend
dations from local government planning staff, are
reviewed by state agencies, and are voted on by
county or city commissions (or councils). These
changes must also be approved by the Florida
Department of Community Affairs. If Amendment
#4 passes, all such proposed changes would be
put to a vote in a local referendum.
Supporters of Amendment #4 claim that
elected officials too often ignore the wishes of
the voters when it comes to comprehensive plan
changes. They say the proposed amendment will
give local residents more control over the growth.
Opponents to Amendment #4 say putting every
comprehensive plan change on a ballot could be
costly and confusing to the voters. They argue that
this could cause local governments to pay for nu


merous special elections or else delay proposed
plan changes until the next scheduled election.
Floridians for Smarter Growth maintains the
amendment would hurt business development,
cause the state to lose even more jobs and further
depress Florida's economy. They call it the "vote
on .liii.L'' amendment, and claim it would
cause costly delays to growth that the state needs
to recover from the current economic downturn.
According to state records, in fiscal year 2006,
there were 6,406 amendments to local compare
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Supporters: Florida Hometown Democracy
Inc., The Sierra Club.
Opponents: Floridians for Smarter Growth,
The Florida League of Cities, the Florida Associa
tion of Counties, the Florida Chamber of Com-
merce.
Sources for this article included the Collins
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BY KATRINAELSKEN
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Amendment 5 and Amendment 6 both deal
with redistricting. Every 10 years, following the
Census, as required by the United States Constitu
tion, the states redraw the voting district lines for
congressional, state house and senate districts to
reflect population changes and to ensure the dis
tricts are roughly equal in population.
Proponents of Amendments 5 and 6 say the
current reapportionment procedures allow the
party in power to draw the districts to favor can
didates in that political party. The State Legisla
ture approves the redistricting plans, which has
historically led to district boundaries that favor
the incumbents from that political party. Drawing
voting district lines to favor a candidate or party is
referred to as "gerrymandering."
The term gerrymander was coined by the Bos
ton Gazette newspaper in 1812. Governor Elbridge
Gerry approved a bill that redistricted Massachu
setts to benefit his party. The district lines he ap
proved created a voting district that reportedly re
sembled the shape of a salamander. In later years,
such districts have sometimes been called "bug
splat" districts because they resembled the shape
of an insect splattered on a car windshield.
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stretches in an odd shape across the state from
the east to west coast including pieces of Palm
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section of Lake Okeechobee.
Amendment 5 Ballot Summary: Legisla
tive districts or districting plans may not be drawn
to favor or disfavor an incumbent or political
party. Districts shall not be drawn to deny racial
or language minorities the equal opportunity to
participate in the political process and elect rep
resentatives of their choice. Districts must be con
tiguous. Unless otherwise required, districts must
be compact, as equal in population as feasible,
and where feasible must make use of existing
city, county and geographical boundaries.
Amendment 6 Ballot Summary: Congres
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drawn to favor or disfavor an incumbent or po
litical party. Districts shall not be drawn to deny
racial or language minorities the equal opportu
nity to participate in the political process and elect
representatives of their choice. Districts must be
contiguous. Unless otherwise required, districts
must be compact, as equal in population as feasi
ble, and where feasible must make use of existing
city, county and geographical boundaries.
Proposed By: Fair Districts, Florida.


Supporters: Supporters of the plan say the
amendments would set nonpolitical standards for
redistricting, reduce gerrymandering or the draw
ing of districts for political purposes and protect
the ability of r, in ;r -, i, to participate in the
political process. The Florida League of Women
Voters, AARP, The Florida Education Association,
the Service Employees International Union, the
NAACP, Gov. Charlie Crist, former-Governor Bob
Graham, The Miami Herald, Florida Today, the
Tampa Tribune and the Palm Beach Post have all
endorsed Amendments 5 and 6.
The Miami Herald editorial board wrote, "Tak
ing the rigging out of redistricting and reappor
tionment would give voters real choices closer to
home come election time."
The Tampa Tribune editorial board wrote,
"The current system empowers politicians, not
voters. Approving the proposed standards would
bring order to the process ... a logical electoral
map that keeps neighborhoods 1,I._. ii, r could
reinvigorate a healthy election system where vot
ers pick their politicians rather than the other way
around."
The Florida League of Women Voters stated
"Setting rules for redistricting has been a League
priority since 1982. The League supports single
member election districts that are equal in popu


lation, provide access for minorities, and when
possible, take local characteristics such as po
litical and geographical boundaries into consid
eration. The League strongly supports Amend
ments 5 and 6."
Opponents: Opposition to Amendments 5
and 6 has primarily come from Florida Repub
licans who are currently in office. Outspoken
opponents to the amendments include Repre
sentative Corrine Brown (D Jacksonville), Rep
resentative Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Miami), Florida
House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, Dean Can
non (R Winter Park) and Senate President desig
nate Mike Haridopolos, (R-Melbourne).
Those who oppose Amendments 5 and 6 say
the amendments' goals would be impossible to
meet. They also claim the amendments could
hurt minorities by eliminating minority-access
districts which traditionally are not compact and
may not follow natural geographic boundaries.
Mr. Haridopolos has stated that passage of
Amendments 5 and 6 will be costly to the state
because they will increase the chance of legal
challenges to redistricting plans.
Sources for this article included the Collins
Center for Public Policy web site www.FlAmend
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C.H.S. Varsity Volleyball
Clewiston High School was well represented
by the varsity volleyball team at the Ft. Pierce
"Dig Pink" Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, "It is gratifying to see the girls
playing some of its best volleyball of the season, continue to strive and improve
The Lady Tigers were led by Mandi Perry,
who topped the squad in setting assists, as well their skills."
as Laura Romero, Brooke Flynn and Donchet' Coach Kim Altemeyer
Ross, who were instrumental with their digs and Coach Ki
passes. Veronica Holligan and Mary Gamble
came up with some impressive stuff blocks, playing for the District Championship on Oct. 28
while Morgan Jones, Sydney Duckstein and at 7 p.m., also at Cardinal Newman.
Esmeralda Rodriguez hit spikes for kills. The Altemeyer was enthusiastic as she described
Clewiston junior varsity team also contributed
much to the cause, serving all day as line judges, ses
scorekeepers and stat keepers. sao
It s a un day with a good purpose, and "The reward for doing a good job is the abil
everyone who attended learned a lot," said ity to do even better," she said. "These girls have
coach Kim Altemeyer. "It is gratifying to see the worked hard this season and learned so much.
girls continue to strive and improve their skills. They have gained maturity and learned to raise
Seniors Laura Romero, Veronica Holligan and their sights and standards. It is our challenge
Sarah Howell will all be missed by the team. now, in the off season, to continue to work and
Oct. 26 was Clewiston High School's first improve so that when our next season begins
District playoff game at Cardinal Newman. The we can raise the bar and begin to dominate the
match began at 5:30 p.m. and the winners are sport in our area."


Cougars Heading Toward Playoffs


Heading into the final weekend of the regu
lar season, the Clewiston Cougars Football and
Cheer program is going full steam ahead. Four
Clewiston Cougars teams -Midget, Junior Midg
et, Pee Wee and Junior Pee Wee -have compiled
an amazing composite record of 25-3, with the
Midget and Pee Wee squads both unbeaten at
7-0. The Junior Pee Wee team is 6-1, while the
Junior Midget squad is 5-2.
"We just seem to have an edge i .. ,. '' said
organization Vice President Keith White. "This is
one of the best years we've ever had. We've been
practicing hard and playing hard and overcoming
adversity, and now we're in a position where all
four of our eligible teams could make the play
offs."
Kids ages 5 through 15 compete in Clewis
ton Cougars Football. The Tiny Mites and Mitey
Mites do not compete in the playoffs. There are
approximately 150 kids in the organization. The
Clewiston Cougars teams are obviously winning
a lot more than they are losing, but White said it's
not all about the final score.


"We really strive to teach the kids to play the
game fair and exercise sportsmanship," White
said. "There's a lot more than football out there.
We want to get them ready for life. We want to
help make this world a better place."
Each team plays eight games per season -fol
lowed by playoffs -squaring off against teams in
towns including Naples, Fort Myers, Port Char
lotte, Lake Placid and Sarasota. Most teams play
on regulation fields, with younger kids utilizing
smaller fields. In addition to White, the Clewiston
Cougars Football and Cheer Board of Directors
consists of Al Gary, President; Ellen Clemmons,
Treasurer; Latonya Pass Moody, Cheer Coordina
tor; LaTeesha Thomas, Assistant S,. I. I i ,. .. I, -
lastics; April White, Secretary; Will Demery, Ath
letic Director; Johnny Jackson, Assistant Director;
and at-large board members Emmanuel Terry,
Mike Carmona and Juan Norton. Those interested
in learning more Clewiston Cougars Football and
Cheer may send an email to White at keithwite@
vahoo.com.


Pictured above, The Midgets were undefeated this season. The Clewiston Cougars Pee Wee
and Midget Divisions will advance to the Peace River Conference Championship this Satur-
day, October 30, 2010.


Bass Busters Tournaments


This past Saturday and Sunday, the Bass Bust
ers Team Tournament Trail continued. The Silver
Division competed on Saturday, with the Gold Di
vision competing on Sunday. On the horizon is
the Classic, slated for Nov. 20 and 21. The two
day entry fee is $150 per team.
Tournaments are open to all ages, and there
are no membership fees. Competition for the
Gold and Silver divisions runs from January
through October, with the championships held in
November. The Super Bucks Division runs from
May through September.
Gold Division team standings through
September are: First Place -H.B. Chambliss
and Andy Matusevich, Second Place Jeff Mc
Millan and Jared McMillan, Third Place -Allen
Walls and Tony Bennett, Fourth Place -Jessie Al
len and Mike Jones, Fifth Place -Howard Kleman
and Keith Perron, Sixth Place -Jim Wrabel and
Lou Liptak, Seventh Place -Mike Hicks and Ryan
Hicks, Eighth Place -John Bechtold and Quinn
Stumph, Ninth Place -John Kiselewski and Erick
Kiselewski, Tenth Place -Bob Campbell, Robert
Power and Moses Wilson.
Silver Division team standings through
August are: First Place -Jared McMillan and
Chris Kelly, Second Place Bob Campbell, Robert
Power and Moses Wilson, Third Place -Durand
Locke and Don Brown, Fourth Place -Jeff Justice
and Danny Shelton, Fifth Place -H.B. Chambliss
and Andy Matusevich, Sixth Place -Ken Fitton


and Mark Brader, Seventh Place -John Bechtold
and Bob O, Eighth Place -Jeremy Young and Ja
son Young, Ninth Place -Chet Douthit and Kelly
Autrey, Tenth Place -Skip Simmonds and Terry
Simmonds.
The Bass Busters organization was formed
in Titusville in 1987. The group began running
competitive fishing tournaments that year, as well
as organizing and promoting the "Florida Fish
ing Show" on WAYK-TV In 1988, Bass Busters
sponsored tournaments from Tallahassee to Co
coa to Clewiston. The following year, Clewiston
was claimed as the home base for the majority
of Bass Busters' tournaments. Tournaments have
been conducted in Clewiston every month for the
past 15 years. To date, Bass Busters has run more
than 800 fishing tournaments in Florida, with
more than 320 of them held in Clewiston on Lake
Okeechobee.
The Toys 4 Kids 20th Annual Team Bass Tour
nament will be held Dec. 11 from safelight to 3
p.m. The entry fee is $50 plus two unwrapped
toys, and 95 percent is paid back in cash and priz
es. Sponsors include Roland and Mary Ann Mar
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Those interested in learning more about Bass
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call Chris Fickey at 941 232-9539.


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Amendment 8 Gives Some Flexibility To Class Size Rules


Revision of the Class Size
Requirements for Public
Schools

Ballot Summary: The Florida Constitution
currently limits the maximum number of stu
dents assigned to each teacher in public school
classrooms in the following grade groupings: for
prekindergarten through grade 3, 18 students; for
grades 4 through 8, 22 students; and for grades
9 through 12, 22 students. Under this amend
ment, the current limits on the maximum num
ber of students assigned to each teacher in public
school classrooms would become limits on the
average number of students assigned per class to
each teacher, by specific grade grouping, in each
public school. The amendment also adopts new
limits on the maximum number of students as
signed to each teacher in an individual classroom
as follows: for prekindergarten through grade 3,
21 students; for grades 4 through 8, 27 students;
and, for grades 9 through 12, 30 students. This
amendment specifies that class size limits do not
apply to virtual classes, requires the Legislature to
provide sufficient funds to maintain the average
number of students required by this amendment
and schedules these revisions to take place upon
approval by the electors of this state and to oper
ate retroactively to the beginning of the 2010-2011
school year.
Background: In 2002, 52 percent of the Flor
ida voters approved an amendment to the Florida
Constitution that set limits on the number of stu
dents in core classes (such as Math, English and
Science) in the state's public schools. Beginning
with the 2010-2011 school year, the maximum
number of students in each core class would be:
18 students in prekindergarten through grade 3;
22 students in grades 4 through 8; and, 25 stu
dents in grades 9 through 12.
In 2003, the Florida Legislature passed Senate
Bill 30-A that required the schools to phase in the
new class limits. Schools were ordered to reduce
the number of students in each classroom by at
least two students per year until the maximum
number of students per classroom did not exceed
the requirements in law. The school districts were
given until this year (the 2010-2011 school year)
to bring the classroom sizes down to meet the
new rules.
In 2010, the Florida Legislature approved a
constitutional amendment to be placed on the
ballot that will ask voters to change the state
constitution's current maximum class sizes to



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"school-wide average class sizes." If the amend
ment is passed, the class size would be calcu
lated based on the school-wide average of the
number of students in core classes. In addition,
largest number of students in any individual class
could not exceed: 21 students in prekindergarten
through grade 3; 27 students in grades 4 through
8; and 30 students in grades 9 through 12.
The proposed amendment would give the
school systems a little more leeway in meeting
the class size requirements. They could get by
with adding three to five additional students to an
individual class, so long as the school average for
that subject in that grade met the state class size
requirements.
Supporters of this proposal say it will give the
school system's much-needed breathing room.
While they agree that small classes are good for
the students and the teachers, they argue that the
current economic conditions make it cost-pro
hibitive to build more classrooms and hire more
teachers if there is one student over the limit.
Opponents on this proposal say smaller class
sizes are good for the students. They maintain
the people of Florida voted on this in 2002 and it
should not be changed. The Florida Educations
Association, the largest teachers' union in Florida,
filed a lawsuit in July, challenging the wording of
the amendment, which they say is "both cloudy
and misleading." FE iii... ,- ._.-. i thatallow
ing larger classrooms also allows the Legislature
to escape the funding obligation that was part of
the original class size amendment.
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that
Amendment 8 can stay on the ballot.
According to Florida TaxWatch's Center for
Educational Performance and Accountability,


Amendment 8 would save billions of dollars for
Florida taxpayers. According to TaxWatch, if
Amendment 8 does not pass, school taxes will
increase on average about 26 percent per house
hold over the next ten years.
An organization that opposes the amendment
"Vote No on 8" disputes TaxWatch's estimates.
"Vote No on 8" maintains the amendment would
cut school funding with no guarantee the taxpay
ers would see any tax relief. The state could sim
ply funnel money that currently goes to schools
to other state programs. Opponents also point to
a Harvard University study "The Impact of a Uni
versal Class-Size Reduction Policy: Evidence from
Florida's Statewide Mandate," which concluded
that class size had no clear impact upon student
achievement. However, the Florida Education As


sociation questioned the results of the study. The
FEA said the research could have been flawed be
cause an advisory committee chaired by former
Gov. Jeb Bush (who opposed the original class
size amendment in 2002) was involved.
Supporters of Amendment 8 include Com-
munity College Council of Presidents, the Florida
School Boards Association, Florida Association of
School Administrators and the Florida Chamber
of Commerce and gubernatorial candidates Rick
Scott and Alex Sink.
Florida Rep. Will Weatherford (R-Pasco Coun
ty) said using an average is a common sense solu
tion and could help some students. For example,
he said, under the current system, if a high school
student is hoping to get into an advanced place
ment (AP) Math Class and the class already has
25 students, then the school can't let the student
into the class unless they hire another teacher.
With schools already struggling to stay within
their budgets, that student will have to settle for
a spot in a regular Math class that has an open
seat. With Amendment 8, the AP Math class could
have 26 students and another Math class at the
school could have 24 and the school would still
meet the average of 25 students.
Opponents include the Florida Educators As
sociation, The Florida PTA, the NAACP and the
Florida Association for Child Care Management.
A message from the Florida PTA stated: "Pas
sage of Amendment 8 will not help the children
of Florida. It will only relieve the legislature of its
obligation to .i .. constitution."
Sources for this article included: Florida De
apartment of Education, www.FLAmendments.
org, the Florida League of Women Voters.


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Winners
Continued From Page 1

Throughout his career, Mulally has been rec
ognized for his contributions and industry leader
ship, including named one of The World's Most
Influential People by Time magazine in their 2009
TIME 100 issue, Person of the Year for 2006 by
Aviation Week magazine and one of The Best
Leaders of 2005 by BusinessWeek magazine.
Prior to joining Ford in September 2006, Mu
lally served as executive vice president of The
Boeing Company and president and chief execu
tive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. At
Ford, Mulally has helmed a dramatic turnaround
that has revitalized the company's product line
up and boosted market share to its highest level
in decades, even as the auto industry has been
stricken with recession stress.
The 10th Anniversary Gala will be held on the
historic grounds once owned by Thomas Edison
and Henry Ford located at 2350 McGregor Blvd.,
Fort Myers and will celebrate the innovative and
inspirational spirit of these two pioneers who
made Fort Myers their winter home. The black
tie fundraiser's goal is to support the preservation
and restoration of the Estates.
The event, themed "Inspiration for the Ages,"


Voting
Continued From Page 1

According to Ms. Hoots, the ,i, .Ii: num
bers compare favorably to absentee ballots pri
marily because the department has stepped up
education efforts to help voters more clearly un
derstand the various amendment items that will
be featured on the Nov. 2 ballot.
"We sent out the sample ballot to everyone,"
with the hope of informing the voters at large, the
assistant supervisor of elections said.
The big local races on the ballot include that
for Hendry County Commission Seats 2 and 4. In
the mostly Clewiston race (there is some spillover
to areas of LaBelle), Republican candidate Al
Perry will be facing Democratic candidate Dwight
Hatfield for the seat currently held by Commis
sioner Kevin McCarthy.
McCarthy signaled earlier this year that he did
not intend to run for office.


will start with a reception and dinner on the
grounds of the Estates at 5:30 p.m. followed by
live entertainment and dancing. In line with the
evening's theme, Mulally will discuss how inno
vation, communication, passion and following
the correct course of action can benefit today's
culture and business leaders.
Event and table sponsorships are now avail
able ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. Reserved
tables for eight are available for $2,600. Individual
tickets are $350 per person and subject to avail
ability.
The Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation is
the fundraising arm dedicated to preserving the
future of the Estates and the integrity of the prop
erty. Founded in 1994, the Edison-Ford Winter
Estates Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit orga
nization dedicated to supporting the preservation
and restoration of the Thomas Edison and Henry
Ford Winter Estates.
The Edison Estate was deeded to the City of
Fort Myers by Mrs. Thomas (Mina) Edison in 1947
and opened to the public later that year. The Ford
Estate was purchased by the Estates in 1988 and
opened to the public in 1990.
For more information about the Edison-Ford
Winter Estates Foundation Gala, contact the of
fice at 239-274-2377 or visit www.edisonfordfoun
dation.org.


On the Labelle side, Republican candidate
Darrell Harris will face Democratic candidate Any
Herrero for the District 4 seat.
Among the issues that Hendry County resi
dents will be voting on: a possible change in Flor
ida school class sizes, putting all comprehensive
land use plan changes before voters throughout
the state, a change to public campaign financing,
and new language on congressional and legisla
tive redistricting (for a more in-depth review of
all of the proposed amendments, see this week's
inside pages).
Thanks to the education efforts, Ms. Hoots be
lives voters will be ready next Tuesday.
"Compared to way back in 2000, voters are
much smarter today, even if it took some rough
knocks to get us that far," she said.
Voters following the election on Tuesday are
reminded to check the Hendry County Supervisor
of Elections web site: www.hendryelections.org
for the latest information on the results. Hitting
refresh will load the latest standings as they are
made available to the public.


Angel
Continued From Page 1

He moved on to the Clewiston Police Depart
ment in 2001 and then to the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office a year later.
One of his roles at the county saw him tack
ling agriculture crimes, including theft of property
and animal cruelty. Looking back, the experience
gave him a renewed perspective on "how open"
Hendry County is.He's moved through the ranks
over the years and just this month was promoted
to lieutenant in charge of all of Clewiston opera
tions for the sheriff's office.
According to the sheriff, since taking office
one of the largest priorities has been in trimming
the budget. As a result, the sheriff's office went
from a hierarchy structure of sheriff chief major
inspector-captain-lieutenant, to the present hier
archy of sheriff chief captain-lieutenant. With so
many positions cut, the Clewiston sub-office was
left without a major commander at the helm.
"Clewiston never really had true represent
tion," said Sheriff Steve Whidden.
That changes with Lt. Angell, who will be as
suming Clewiston's day to-day operations for the
sheriff. Staying in close contact with the LaBelle
headquarters, Lt. Angell will be in charge of 16
uniformed deputies and sergeants. The work
force of 16 deputies and sergeants is further bro
ken down into four shifts, so at any given time
only one sergeant and three deputies are on the
road. It's integral then, law enforcement officials
said, to work hand-in-hand with the Clewiston
Police Department; an agency which both Angell
and Whidden say they enjoy a great working re

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lationship with. They'll need it, with half of 1,153
square miles to cover, including the areas of Mon
tura, Harlem, areas around the city of Clewiston,
all the way south to the reservation.
But the sheriff has faith in his newly promoted
lieutenant.
"Aaron's always been extremely knowledge
able on laws," said Sheriff Whidden. "He always
goes above and beyond." According to the sheriff,
Lt. Angell has been involved in everything from
the gang intelligence unit, the diving team, radar
and laser calibration and everything else in be
tween.
The gang situation is one of the biggest issues
facing Lt. Angell today. With jurisdiction over his
torically active crime areas, the lieutenant hopes
to directly tackle the problem. In the future, he
hopes to reach out to community members to
help aid him in that fight. The lieutenant said he
has seen the gang situation evolve from a looser
association of criminals to more organized, and
troubling activity escalating in recent years. He
knows the lure of illegal activity far too well.
"Children have few choices," he said, refer
ring to old acquaintances who "got stuck in that"
situation. "Had I not joined the military, I may not
have turned out where I am today."
Today, Lt. Angell is married, with a two-year
old child. He said he won't leave Clewiston any
time soon.
"I'll end up raising my son here," he said. "I
love it. I really do. I would like to take care of the
problems we have."
So what does the sheriff make of hiring some
one who got into his fair share of problems as a
kid? There's no need to worry, it seems.
"Troublemakers make the best cops," joked
Sheriff Whidden.


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Fitness Trail ribbon cutting


Today is a great opportunity for all residents
and visitors of America's Sweetest Town to join
the City of Clewiston and the Rotary Club of
Clewiston for a Chamber Social to commemo
rate the official opening of the Clewiston Rotary
Fitness Trail. The ribbon cutting ceremony be
gins at 5:30pm today at the Trail located at the
west end of the public boat basin. This project
is to honor the 100 year anniversary of Rotary
International and showcases the efforts of many
community members and local businesses that
contributed to increasing awareness of a health
ier lifestyle in Clewiston.

Clewiston Museum Meeting
Come join us at the Clewiston Museum this
Tuesday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m. for our An


nual Meeting. Collier County Historian, Charles
Dauray, will present an amazing story about
the life and times of the Koreshans, a commu
nal group that settled and pioneered along the
shores of Estero, Florida in the late 18th century.
Their unorthodox beliefs will entertain you as
Mr. Dauray slowly unravels the mysteries of the
Koreshan community.
Refreshments will be served after the pre
sentation. Complimentary tours of the Clewis
ton Museum are also available to attendees. As
a special feature, the Museum Board of Trustees
will be sponsoring a Silent Auction.
The presentation and refreshments are free
to the public. However, seating is limited, so
make your reservations by calling the Museum
at 983-2870 or mailing us at clewistonmuse
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