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The Clewiston News


Thursday, December 30, 2010


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


Vol. 85, Number 78 50 cents


New Governor Stops in Clewiston, Local Doctor Readies for Retirement, Page 11
Weather decimates winter crops, Page 9


Christmas

Two Stabbed, Suspect at
Large, police say

BY JUAN LOPEZ
The Clewiston News
A fight at Suzy B's Lounge led to a larger alter-
cation that left two people stabbed on Christmas
Eve.
The Clewiston Police Department responded
to a call about a fight that broke out at Suzy B's
shortly before 2 a.m.
Large crowds had gathered in the parking lot
by the time members of the police department
arrived at the scene.
They were careful in approaching the groups
because of caller had said rocks and bottles were
being used during the fight.
One person, who was extremely angry, was
the ._. .. ,r old victim; who had been stabbed


Eve stabbing reported
during the fight. another person.
He stated that he knew who had stabbed him One of the witness
but refused to say who it was. named the man who re-
Underscoring the volatile situation, in the portedly did the stabbing.
report filed by officers, the victim is recorded as According to him, while try -'QUORs
having said that "certain people better not sleep ing to break up the fight, the .
1. ...;..i" because he would be coming through suspect punched him in the
some windows. face and then stabbed him.
The victim was taken to Hendry Regional The suspect then report-
where he would be flown out to Lee Memorial; edly ran out of Suzy B's to
which is a matter of procedure due to the method escape the fight.
and location of the wound. CPD Chief Gutshall spoke
Later that morning, two more witnesses came to The Clewiston News re-
forward. guarding the case.
Two people would come forward to give their "The investigation is ongoing. We are in the
Two people would come forward to give their process of obtaining the security camera footage.
statements. One of the witnesses stated that he The victim has been very hesitant about pressing
was punched in the back of the head as he came charges."
out of the bathroom. Despite the fact that the witness does not want
The person who struck him said he was try- to go forward with charges, the police depart-
ing to hit someone else. It was right after this the ment is determined to find the responsible party
he saw his brother being struck and stabbed by


at Suzy B's










and pursue the criminal charges.
"We can prosecute if he doesn't," the chief
of police said. "We can't have someone running
around stabbing people."
In the report, one of the witnesses names a
suspect, although the Clewiston Police Depart
ment is not commenting on whether or not they
have officially named that man as the suspect in
the case.


The Clewiston News 2010 Year in Review


January
Jan. 7 Earlier this week, citrus producers
scrambled to put plans into place in case a pre-
dicted freeze threatened to damage their crops.
Even for a Florida winter, this week's weather
has bit hard and cold, and the possibility of an
extended freeze worried some.
Weather watchers said Tuesday would be
a cold day, especially for the areas like Western
Palm Beach County and Hendry County, with the
National Weather Center issuing freeze watches
for most of the communities around the lake.
*Jan. 14 -On Tuesday, Judy Sanchez, director
of corporate communications at U.S. Sugar, said
that it was still too early to assess the full damages
of the cold snap a thorough canvass of every
foot of the 150,000 acres U.S. Sugar has in pro
duction was being carried out by the company,
while employees were dispatched to salvage the
worst-hit crops first.
"We'll definitely have a negative impact on the
crop," Ms. Sanchez said.
Jan. 21 Emmanuel Menninger and his wife
return home safe and sound, after local residents
feared the two had died in an earthquake that
devastated Haiti.
Jan. 28 Florida Highway Patrol officials


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PHOTO / JENNY WOODS
The Clewiston Tigers suffered losses early on in the season, before mounting a comeback of
sorts later in the year under the direction of Coach Joe Roth.


continue investigating a crash over the weekend
that resulted in the death of two locals.
Investigators are uncertain as to who was driv-
ing a 2007 Chevrolet SUV when it careened off the
roadway and overturned several times, i. li-_:
all five passengers from the vehicle as it did so.
At this early point in the investigation, officials
believe that alcohol played a role in the wreck.


February
*Feb. 4 Last week, King's Academy an-
nounced a partnership with Clewiston Christian
School that will facilitate CCS' goal.
.*i ,._L: in August, King's Academy will lo-
cate a satellite middle and high school campus
in Clewiston. According to information from both
schools, the hope is that King's Academy will


graduate its first class of seniors in 2014.
*Feb. 11 In a little less than one month, Hen-
dry County voters will decide whether or not to al-
low Hendry Regional Medical Center to go ahead
with a $14 million expansion.
The project will address the need for a new
emergency room at the facility's Clewiston hospi-
tal, although $2 million of the project is expected
to be invested into strengthening the center's
presence in LaBelle.
It is the lone item on the March 9 ballot.
*Feb. 18 Clewiston prepared to host 300
anglers on Lake Okeechobee. The pros will be
gathering to participate in the Clewiston FLW
Outdoors American Bass Fishing Series, an event
that representatives at Roland and Mary Ann Mar
tin's Marina are hoping will bring much-needed
revenue into the city.
Feb. 25 During the first two months of 2009,
the Clewiston Police Department responded to six
calls related to criminal violence by gangs. This
happened at a time when many in the commu-
nity worried about a disturbing trend: the escala-
tion of gang violence in the city.

March
*March 4 -Two brothers were arrested last
week in reference to a domestic .11. i. call re-
ceived by the Hendry County Sheriff's Office.
Deputy VanFleet was the office on scene. In a re-


See Review Page 12





2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 30, 2010


Community News and Information


HRMC to Celebrate "Topping

Out"
It's time to celebrate! The last piece of struc
tural steel will be placed on the frame of the new
emergency department at Hendry Regional Medi-
cal Center on Jan. 4. Please join them as DeAnge
lis Diamond Construction hoists this 9 foot piece
of steel to the top of the constructed foundation.
*Jan. 4 At the loading dock behind HRMC.
From 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. is the Topping Out
Ceremony. From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. is the
lunch provided by DeAngelis Diamond. They
hope to see you there.

Gospel Sing at the Big Barn
The Sunny South Trio will be performing at
the Swindle Farm in the big red barn at 7 p.m.
on Jan. 7.
The address is 7500 W U.S. 27. There will be
sign marking the location. For more information,
contact Judy at 863-983-7256.

Clewiston Cougars Election
The Clewiston Cougars will be electing 2011
regular board members on Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. Any
one who is interested, feel free to come out to the
the Clewiston Cougars locker room also on Jan.
13 at 6 p.m.


There will be an election for anyone who may
be interested in becoming a 2011 coach for the
Cougars following our regular board meeting.

Hendry/Glades Florida Trail

Organization
The sub-chapter is planning several hikes for
November and December, some of which are
open to the public.
If you have any questions about participating
in our hikes and other chapter activities you can
call Betty Loomis, Activities Coordinator at 863-
946-3560. For more information about joining
FTA, go to www.floridatrail.org.

Ladies Auxiliary
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4185 holds a
Tuesday night dinner each week. Members of the
Auxiliary volunteer to plan, prepare and serve the
meals. The menu is different each week. All net
proceeds benefit Cancer Aid and Research, vet-
erans and their families, youth essay contests and
community activities.
Everyone in the community is invited to eat in
or take out. Please call 863-983-9748 after 3 p.m.
for the menu, time of dinner and to place your
order. When: Every Tuesday. Where: VFW Post
4185, 501 S. Francisco St., Clewiston.


'Chosen People Ministries'
Calvary Baptist Church in Hookers Point pres-
ents "Chosen People Ministries" on Sunday, Jan.
2. Service is at 4 p.m. Public is invited. Service is
free.
Come here about God's Road Map To Peace
and about the Jewish festivals. For more inform
tion call Pastor David at 863 983 5060. Come join
us for this exiting time of fellowship.

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

Wednesday Dinners
First United Methodist Church of Clewiston
hosts a fellowship dinner every Wednesday night
at 6 p.m.
The community is welcome. A $5 suggested
donation goes to help local ministries. First-time
visitors are our guests. Youth and children eat
free. Kingdom Kids program follows at 6:30 p.m.
for children and youth through the Fifth grade.
Please call 863-983-5269.


Bass Club
If you're a guy or gal who likes to fish, help
the community and help promote youth in fish-
ing, they would love to have you as a member.
The Clewiston B.A.S. Federation is a bass club
whose purpose is to advocate community service,
promote youth and protect our national environ-
ment through fellowship and camaraderie.
They also accept junior membership up to 16
years of age with a relative who is a club member.
For more info call Asa at 863-677-0162.

Clewiston Writers' Group
The Clewiston Writers' Group holds it ongoing
series every Wednesday, from 5:30 p.m. to 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.

A.A. and N.A. meetings
A.A. and N.A. meetings are being held regu-
larly on Mondays and Thursdays beginning at 7
p.m. at the Clewiston Gospel Ministries on 6800
Flaghole Rd.
For further information please contact Gene at
863-983-4437.


Letter to the Editor


I've been reading the Clewiston News for
years now. It hasn't been until recently that I've
been paying more attention to the religious col-
umns; especially the column written by Jackie
Miller. I have noticed that his columns have been
lacking any sense of direction, almost to the point
of repetitive ranting. I was quite disturbed by his
column last week entitled "Where Happiness Is
Not!"
First off, his use of the word infidel was quite
out of line. I do not wish to come off as being po-
litically correct or extreme but anyone who reads
or hears the word "infidel" thinks of one thing
only: Islamic extremism.
There was no need to use such a word when a
plethora of other words exist to convey the same
intended meaning. Secondly, Voltaire was a sati-
rist of the highest order. The comments that Miller
alludes to, "I wish I had never been born," and
"God have mercy on my soul, if I have one," were
ill chosen in the poor attempt to make a point.
Voltaire was dedicated to social reforms in


France to address the abuse of the people by
the Catholic Church and the State of France. He
would regularlywrite and make public statements
such as those to criticize and rebuke the Church
and the aristocracy. The other examples he uses
would take up far too much space to dispute.
Thirdly, Miller's column isn't a unique work,
especially the title. Most of his column came from
a July 18 article in the Business section of the web
site for The Philippine Star; the leading English
language paper in the Philippines. Can you guess
what the name of the article is? If you guessed
"Where Happiness Is Not Found," you are cor
rect.
Whether this is a deliberate act of plagiarism
or not, I will leave that to the opinion of my fel-
low readers. But I will say that it is this lack of
excellence and sensationalism that reinforce the
misconceptions that exist of the Christian Church
in this country.

Jackson Castor


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A 'Celebration' for Teen Health


BY BRENDA BARNES
Hendry/Glades Health Departments
The mission of the Teen Health Center Pro-
gram is to create an environment for teens to
succeed. Youth ages 12 -19 are eligible to partici-
pate in the Teen Health Programs at Hendry and
Glades Counties Health Departments.
As a way to show appreciation and to cele-
brate the successes of the teens over the last year,
a dinner was held in their honor at the James
Singleton Building in LaBelle on December 18th.
Some of the Teen Center members helped with
the events of Iii ... ._.I guests were welcomed
by Keyrone Brown of LaBelle and introductions
were presented by Sar'Liesia Ford of Moore Ha-
ven.
An inspiring reading was presented by
Alquonne Brown of Clewiston and Jonteria John-
son of LaBelle gave the blessing of the food. This
gave the teens an opportunity to speak in front of
a crowd and help build their confidence.
The guest speaker of the evening was Lee
Pitts, the award winning host and executive pro-
ducer of the T.V talk show Lee Pitts Live. He cap-
tivated the audience with his inspiring stories and
life-lessons to encourage the teens that "life can
unexpectedly take you anywhere at any time, but
you have to believe in yourself." Lee, who is in
high demand on the speaking circuit, is a unique
success story in his own right.
He is an internationally renowned swim in-
structor and a bank vice president. He received
his Bachelors Degree in Business from Talladega
College and a Masters in Economics from Clark
Atlanta University. In 1994, he was selected to
Who's Who in African-American History. Ebony
magazine named him one of America's most
outstanding bachelors. He has received: NAACP
Image Awards, Hodge University Diversity Excel-
lence Award and the Southwest Florida Peoples
Choice Awards.
The motto for Lee Pitts Live is: 'Those who say


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it can't be done are usually interrupted by those
who are doing it."
Honorable guests of the evening were Janet
B. Taylor Commissioner, Hendry County, and
LaSheba Travis Teen Health Program Manager.
The dinner was prepared by Valerie Nelson of
Moore Haven.
Commissioner Taylor congratulated the teens
on their successes and thanked them for allowing
her to be a part of their celebration. LaSheba Tra-
vis said "We were honored to have Emmy-award
winning local talk show host, Mr. Lee Pitts and
Hendry County Commissioner Janet Taylor to cel-
ebrate the spirit of the holidays with us."
One goal of the Teen Health Center is to pro-
vide teens with health education, counseling, and
medical services in a confidential setting that en-
courages participation, involvement and learning.


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Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
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Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a
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Florida Community Bank Contributes to Goodwill and Mieroenterprise


BY KIRSTEN O'DONNELL
Goodwill
The Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise proj-
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Florida, has received a donation of over $1,500
from Florida Community Bank, a division of Pre-
mier American Bank, N.A.
The monies have been utilized to reimburse
recent MicroEnterprise graduates for their course
materials.
Michael Jordan, Vice President of Compliance
and Community Reinvestment Officer at Florida
Community Bank, presented a ceremonial check
for $1564.56 at the MicroEnterprise program's re-
cent LaBelle graduation ceremony.
"Particularly in this economy, we're looking
for ways to support local businesses," Jordan
said. "We want to enable new entrepreneurs to
create new businesses and employment oppor-
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The Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise proj-
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provides training for individuals with low to-
moderate income and/or other disadvantages to
start their own businesses. Program participants


complete a 10 week training course, made up of
weekly three-hour classes.
Mentors work directly with participants to help


these potential small business owners prepare a
business plan.
At the end of the program, some participants
may be eligible to receive microloans.
Program director Elliott Rittenhouse ex-
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with a reimbursement check as they received
their certificates of completion.
"We appreciate the i. i. ..-ir, and commu-
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Persons interested in the Southwest Florida
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The SWFL MicroEnterprise Project is adminis-
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Other program partners include the South
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What A Bottle Feels Like When You Hurl It Out The Window


Local Business Caters to
Adrenaline Seekers

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Special to INI
"You are insane!"
This was the first thought that greeted me as
I awoke on the morning I went sky-diving. I had
always wanted to sky-dive but there had always
been something "more important" that I had to
do. I had no excuses that morning as I drove out
to Airglades Airport.
My stomach was doing somersaults as I got
within sight of the airfield. "Too much adrenaline.
I need to relax," I thought, barely hearing myself
think over the music I had blaring over of the ra-
dio. As I walked over to the hangar, my nervous-
ness... err ... excitement grew.
I entered the hangar to find a relaxed atmo-
sphere and comfy chairs and sofas on one side of
the hangar next to a group of lockers.
Workers were preparing the gear for the first
jumps of the day. I came to find out that they do
at least 20 jumps per day.
On the other side of the hangar was the main
office, equipment rooms and an eating area with
a large grill, stove and other kitchen necessities.
OK, not intimidating.
I met with Rick Hornsby, owner/operator of
Sky Dive Adventures, and his staff got me set up
and ready to meet the person I would be doing
my first sky-dive with. They told me it would be a
tandem jump and I would have no chute. Admit-
tedly, this bothered me.
My first jump would also be recorded by Dan,
the skydiving camera-man. His gear can capture
stills and video. In order to take stills while div
ing, the camera's shutter button is laced through
his helmet and is kept in the corner of his mouth
which he activates by moving his tongue. I found
this interesting and distracting as I waited.
The person I would be jumping with was Da-
vid Cole. A relaxed and joking sky-diver who lost
count as to how many jumps he's done.
"I stopped counting around 5,000 jumps and
that was five or six years ago," he casually shared
as he was strapping the harness on me.
As the harness was being tightened, so was
my stomach. "I can't believe I'm going to jump
out of a perfectly sound aircraft," I thought out
loud.
At that moment, Dave looked at me with a dis-
turbing smile on his face and said "Ah, man there
is no such thing as a perfectly sound aircraft."
He then went back to checking my harness
and tightening the straps. Great. As if I wasn't
thinking enough about what could wrong once I
was out of the plane. Now the aircraft?
After he was done putting the harness on me,
he asked me to make sure to "check myself" be-
fore we got on the plane. I looked at him for a
moment and then realized what he meant.
The leg straps run along the inside of one's
thighs. For a guy, this could mean serious trouble
when the chute deploys.
"In other words man, check to make sure that
all the furniture is in the same room." I laughed
but I did check.
Dave put on his gear as I watched a group of
elder sky-divers and two students waiting by the
hangar entrance. They were talking, as casual as
ever. The scene reminded me of children waiting
at a bus stop.
My mind was snapped back to reality when
the aircraft we would be riding in, revved up its


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The view of the world at 14,000 feet.

engines and waited for us to board.
There were eight of us jumping that day. We
all entered and strapped in. The straps would stay
on until after we were safely away and climbing
to our designated altitude of 14,000 ft.
As we climbed, Dave distracted me and I was
able to relax and joke with the other divers in our
group.
The view was amazing. From the height we
reached I could see the city of Okeechobee to the
north, Pahokee, Belle Glade and South Bay to the
east, Moore Haven to the west and Clewiston was
plain as day under Lake Okeechobee.
I was told that on drier days one can see the
Gulf of Mexico. I noticed that the temperature
was getting colder as we gained altitude. There is
a two degree difference per 1,000 feet.
So, when we reached our target altitude, it
was around 64 degrees. I had decided to jump
with shorts on; which is perfectly fine for a sum-
mer jump but a winter one? Smart. But, in my
defense, I was nervous that morning.
Finally, the moment came. Having reached
14,000 ft. and, already fully connected to Dave's
jump harness for our tandem, we readied our
selves to jump.
We waddled our way to the opening and af
ter a three-count we were out and somersaulting
through the sky. We straightened out and I got a
clear, firsthand view of the world below me.
It was at that point that I realized something
Dave had told me while we were gearing up.
"When diving, you don't have the feeling that
you're falling. It's like you're driving down the
road and you a throw a bottle out the window.
You're the bottle."
A minute went by quickly and we deployed
the chute at 6,000 ft. Dave helped me ease the
straps so I could be in a sitting position as we
slowly floated back down to earth. Then, to my
surprise, Dave let control the chute for abit.
He kept his hands on the line but he let me


control our direction. Now, the nervousness
came back and thoughts of spiraling out of con-
trol danced through my head. What can I say, I
have a very active imagination.
Dave retook control as we came in to touch
down on the airfield.
"Don't look at the ground as we come in,"
yelled Dave. "You'll get the feeling of sticking out
your legs too soon and you break them." Check.
Thank God I have insurance. We landed just fine.
As Dave was gathering his chute, he asked,
"Nothing to it, right?"
Still coming of my endorphin high, I was a lit-
tle slow in saying, "Yeah, and now I'm hungry."
"There was nothing to it at all," I thought as
Dave and I walked back to the hangar so we
could take this gear off and see the video of the
jump. While watching the video I couldn't help
but say to myself that I'm hooked now.
Great ... now I want to go again.


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Alberto Jesus Ramirez, 84
CLEWISTON Alberto Jesus Ramirez, 84, of
Clewiston, passed away Dec. 27, 2010, in Cle-
wiston.
He was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Cuba, the son of
the late Alberto J. and the late Myrtle (Geifers)
Ramirez. He was raised by his father and step-
mother Sofia Ramirez.
He was a Farmer-Real Estate Broker. He was a
member of Saint Margaret Catholic Church in
Clewiston. He proudly served in the United
States Navy. He was a member of the Clewiston
Lions Club for many years.
Survivors include one son, Albert J. Ramirez
Jr. of Ocala; four daughters, Tica Rivas of Cle-
wiston, Graciela Swindle of Clewiston, Sofia Kir-
stein of Clewiston; two sisters, Mirta Berry of
Rome, Ga., Lidia Everett of Miami; grandchil-
dren, Joanie Swindle, Jamie Swindle Lester, Ni-
cole Rivas, Christina Ramirez, Kyle Kirstein,
Jessica Ramirez, Kevin Ramirez; and great-
grandchildren, Jason Pagan and Jenna Lester.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Belkys
S. Ramirez.
Funeral liturgy will be held Thursday Dec. 30,
2010, at 2 p.m. in Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 438
E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston with Father Mar-
cial Garcia officiating. Interment will be in
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation will
be Thursday hour prior to service at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.

Moraima Moreno, 75
CLEWISTON Moraima Moreno, age 75, of
Clewiston, passed away Dec. 17, 2010, in Cle-
wiston.
She was born May 11, 1935 in Cuba, the
daughter of the late Alberto Freire and the late
Maria (Santos) Freire.
Survivors include her husband, Jose Ibietator-
remendia of Clewiston; and sons, Luis G. More-
no and Edward P. Moreno.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 21,
2010, 10 a.m. at Saint Margaret's Catholic
Church in Clewiston with Father Juan Lorenzo
officiating. Interment followed in Ridgelawn Ce-
metery, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.





December 30, 2010


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Enjoy New Year's with These Safety Tips d E.


BY PAT DOBBINS
Hendry/Glades Health Department
New Year's Eve marks the annual celebration
of bidding farewell to the past year and welcom-
ing the 365 days ahead. Enjoy the party, but cel-
ebrate safely, using these tips.
It is imperative that drivers be on high alert
when driving during New Year's Eve. As well,
after that midnight celebration, designated driv
ers should pay close attention to their rear view
mirror and take extra precaution at intersections.
Being sober on New Year's Eve doesn't guarantee
that the other driver is. Many cities have red light
cameras and photo radar but these systems will
not slow down a drunk driver. If erratic driving
is observed, contacting local authorities may pre-
vent someone from becoming a statistic.
Have a Plan for New Year's Eve Safety: Before
the New Year's Eve party starts, it is everyone's
responsibility to plan how they will get home
safely.
Assign a designated driver.
*Travel to and from the party by using a cab.
Sleep over at the home of the party host.
*Ask a sober family member to drop off and
pick up.
Travel with a party bus that drives right to the
front door.
If someone doesn't have a plan and indulges
in alcohol, they can call AAA's Tipsy Tow service,
which will help them get home safely with their
vehicle in tow. To check whether the service is
available in a particular region on a specific holi-
day weekend, dial 1-800-AAA HELP (1-800-222-
4357). Think about food safety: Every party host
is used to planning an attractive display of their
party's food and beverage. In addition to creat-
ing an inviting food spread, the hostess of a New
Year's Eve party owes it to their guests to be sure
that the food they serve is safe. To avoid illness,
follow these tips:
*Wash hands before, during and after food
preparation.
Don't handle or touch animals before or dur-


ing cooking.
Cook meats and eggs thoroughly.
*Thoroughly clean/wash utensils and cut-
ting boards after cutting raw meats before using
again.
Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under run-
ning water before serving.
Keep hot foods hot [ 140F or above] and cold
foods cold [40F or below].
Be smart about flames and fireworks. Flames
and alcohol are dangerous. When planning for a
party, consider the fact that after a few hours, a
portion of their guests will be feeling invincible,
full of alcohol-inspired energy, and moving clum-
sily. Plan accordingly by:
*Nixing the real candles. Instead of burning
real candles at a New Year's Eve party, use 11- i.
operated candles for safe, ambient lighting.
Keeping fireplace, heaters and fire pit flames
under control. Use safety screens at all times and
make sure seating is at a safe distance from the
flame.
*If fireworks are part of the plan, ensuring
that the individuals shooting off the fireworks are
sober and observe safe handling. As well, make
sure the inebriated guests aren't too close to the
show. It's recommend to always check with the
local authority regarding the prevailing laws be-
fore using fireworks.
Keep an eye on your cash and credit cards. If
you choose to celebrate New Year's Eve at a pub-
lic place, exercise caution with cash and credit
cards during the evening. Alcohol tends to alter
rational thinking and wallets can be easily lifted
or dropped. Never leave wallets or purses unat-
tended. A tab can be set up with a credit card and
the credit card locked in the car, handed to a des-
ignated driving friend, or kept in a money belt or
body wallet.
By using these tips, this New Year's Eve cel-
ebration just might start off the new decade for
everyone in the right direction: Safely, in good
health and without incident! Here's wishing ev-
eryone a safe and prosperous 2011!


Lake Okeechobee Weekly Fishing Report


BY MARK KING

Hope everyone had a great Christmas with
family and friend, I know I did. The cold weath-
er is still affecting Lake Okeechobee and South
Florida with slower fishing days than I would like.
That's not to say that we are not catching bass it
just means that we have to work a little harder for
the fish we are catching.
The water temperatures start out in the low to
mid-50 degree range in the morning and then get
up to the 60-degree range by late afternoon, but
we could sure stand for it to stay in the mid six-
ties to get the bass really fired up. The water level
has remained around 12.54 feet above sea level
all week so just maybe they won't let a lot more
out of the lake for a few months.
The bass that we did catch this past week
were on wild shiners for live bait and on jerkbaits
and shakey head worm rigs for artificial lures. We
actually caught more on artificial lures in the cold
water than we did on the wild shiners.
When the water gets cold the bass here on
Lake Okeechobee are not really in the eating
mood but if you fish a bait by them like a jerkbait
or lipless crankbait you will often get a reaction
strike. On sunny days I like to use chrome col-
ored jerkbait or lipless crankbait but on cloudy
days gold or white colored bait works best. The
other lure that worked good for me this week


was a shakey head jig rigged with a straight tailed
worm.
I like to use /4 ounce Gambler Giggy Head jigs
with the 5/0 hook size with a Gambler Sweebo
worm, the 5/0 hook is just right here on Okeecho-
bee to get a good hook set on bigger fish. The bite
was barely detectable and a,. i, .. i .. rod like
the Deep South "Mark King" Shakey Head rod did
the trick, I also like to fish fluorocarbon line with
this rod.
With the wind blowing so hard this week it
has been almost impossible to fish the outside
grass line so the rim canal and dynamite holes
produced most of the fish that my clients caught.
The key this week was to fish slow and thorough-
ly in an area before I moved on to another. The
water in most of the dynamite holes and some of
the rim canal was very clean and that seemed to
be another key to locating bass this past week.
The crappie bite seems to be picking up with
the colder water temperatures we have been ex-
periencing the past couple weeks. Places like Un-
cle Joe's canal, rim canal, and Harney Pond canal
have been the better areas to fish. Jigs and min-
nows seem to both be working well; the choice
is up to you. Happy New year to everyone and I
hope to see you on the water soon.
Capt. Mark King is a full time guide out of world
famous Roland Martin's Marina and Resort in
Clewiston Florida. Give him a call at 863-677-
0983 or go to www.markkingfishing.com.


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RELIGION COLUMNS


The Eternal "Now"!
BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST
First Christian Church
The New Year holiday is chiefly a secular one,
merely the starting date for a calendar set up by
man for his own convenience. But as a milestone
in a life given to us by a loving Father, the day is
one that is well deserving of prayerful meditation
and thought.
There is nothing really new about this New
Year we will be on January 1st what we were
on December 31st. For each person, the charac-
ter of our life on any given day is the sum total
of all our yesterdays with one important quali-
fication: At any given moment, with God's help,
we can change direction, steer, rather than drift!
Are we defeated by past mistakes, haunted by
past failures? If we dwell on them, we will repeat
them. Are we convinced that these failures were
the fault of others? If so, there will be little or no
incentive to take personal inventory, to look with-
in for the source of our difficulty.
But what if we refuse to hold memories of past
mistakes in our consciousness? What if we recog-
nize and act on-the truth that right now we can
start fresh? And it is true if only we turn to Him for
guidance. Right now we are the sons of God, if
we have been born again, of water and Spirit, as
surely as we shall ever be. He is our genuine spiri-
tual identity. We have only to claim what He has
already freely given us. On New Year's day- or
any other day- we can decide to live now, rather
than in a dead yesterday or an uncertain tomor-
row. And when we do, we will see that His genu-
ine eternal now is all that we ever have or need!

Sharing In Revelations And
Resurrection
BY REV SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+
Saint Martin's Church
My calendar tells me we have come to the end
of the first decade in the 21st century. Someone
said the 20th century was the century of physics
and the 21st century will be a century of genet-
ics. Already, new approaches are being taken to
old illnesses through genetic science, stem cell
research, and other innovations make life better. I
chalk it up to God's revelation.
The Lord who spoke to His "sheep" gave a
promise that "I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full (John 10:10)." That promise
of salvation applies not only to the life beyond;
but this life is something special in God's eyes,
too. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are but
a few hours away; and in spite difficulties, human
beings make progress. One of the things I enjoy
most is sharing in resurrectionss." I am happy
when I can restore something that used to work
but no longer works, and put it back into service.
Recently, I visited a gathering of radio amateurs
one morning. There, on one of the sale tables,






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was a radio chassis with a bag of parts beside it.
I recognized the radio by the configuration of
switches and knobs. The bag beside it contained
dials and a few other parts that belonged to it.
The owner observed my interest; I remembered
rebuilding ("resurrecting") one of these radio re-
ceivers a few years back. I still had the technical
information and diagrams to guide me. Then I
debated with myself about what would be a fair
price. When the owner came up with an offer
of half that amount, I found myself opening my
wallet and gathering up my "lost" radio. I know
it can be "saved." It will come to life once again;
replacement of some dried-out parts, check-
ing the circuits, finding tubes that work or that I
can substitute for the original ones; replacing a
torn speaker with one saved from another radio.
I begin to see what God must see when one of
us finds our way after being lost; someone who
decides to make a go of something that is failing;
people who reinvents themselves after one disas
ter or another.
It will not happen all at once. It will take time
to test the parts in place, to find the right replace-
ments, to look for other components to substitute;
but it will happen. The first step has been taken;
the radio was not "lost" it has possibilities. Now
we are at another moment in our lives. The cal-
endar closes out one year, but another opens up
with all sorts of possibilities, if we will see them.
God will continue to "resurrect"; through His
revelation, through our being open, through our
keeping on in knowing that it is His will that we
be saved. New Years-a time to affirm God's gift of
life, to use it and rejoice in His message of salva-


tion for us and then acting on it.
Think about this: If this should be the last year
that I shall know on earth, I would not want to
spent it in carelessness and myrrh. I would each
passing moment glorify my Lord, That I might
know Him better and feed upon His Word. I
would be more in earnest seeking for the lost, As
one redeemed by Jesus, bought at such a cost. I
would grow ever like Him, whose name I have
confessed; I would be more compassionate to
those who are distressed. And this may be my last
year, I cannot tell for sure; But I would live as if it
were, His "Well done" to secure.

He Has Come
BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS
First United Methodist Church
It was a cold December afternoon. Rain mixed
with snow splashed against the windshield. All
day Jerry and Jim had been delivering Christmas
boxes to families, many of which would receive
nothing else ii, o ., Fi i Christmas. Only one box
remained, and the weather was getting worse.
The address on the card meant a long drive
beyond the city limit. "What do you think?" Jim
asked. Jerry knew what Jim was thinking. Why
drive way out in the country when they could
give this last box to someone closer and soon be
home? It was a tempting thought. Jim, however,
answered his own question, "Well, let's give it a
try. If we can't find the place, we can always come
back and give the box to someone else."
The rain was pouring down when they
reached the address on the card. The old framed
farm house had once been an elegant place, but


now the farm was gone and the house deterio-
rated.
They huffed and puffed, slipped and slid as
they carried the box up the damp red clay hill.
Climbing up the farm house steps, they glimpsed
the face of a small boy at the window, who an-
nounced their arrival with shouts of excitement,
"They're here, Grandma, they're here!"
The door opened and an elderly woman with
grey hair pulled back in a bun greeted them. She
was drying her hands with a dishtowel and ex
plained t them that she and her grandson were
all that was left of her family. The father and
mother had divorced and gone their separate
ways, leaving the little boy for Grandma to raise.
"I told you, they would come," a child's voice
said from behind her. A little boy with black hair
and bright dark eyes rushed to the box and began
pulling at the goodies inside.
She continued, "I'm so glad you came. He
was up early this morning looking for you. He sat
by that window all day. I wasn't sure you would
come and tried to prepare him in case of disap-
pointment. But he just said, 'Don't worry, Grand-
ma, I know they will come.'"
In a sense, the little boy was speaking for all
Christianity. A thankful people, more than one bil-
lion of us around the world, pause for a few mo-
ments at Christmastime and proclaim, "We knew
He would come."
The prophet Isaiah, speaking on behalf of
God, promised it over two thousand years ago,
"For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given, and
the government will be on His shoulders. And He
will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
F i hi.._: Father, Prince of Peace." And He has
come, just as promised.


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Weather Decimates Winter Crops


Cold yet to release grasp of ,:
the area


BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA
INI Florida
First farmers wanted to wish the cold away.
Now they hope the cold still stick around a little
longer.
An initial cold two weeks ago had farmers
worried about their outlook. Subsequent freeze
events have them shaking their head in disbelief.
"It's cumulative. We had a lot of damages last
week and had some more last night," said Gene
McAvoy, Hendry County extension director at the
University of Florida said. "It is significant."
The agent reported lows of around 26 degrees,
with the possibility of colder pockets at individual
groves and farms. A total of nine hours of below-
freezing temperatures were recorded south of
Lake Okeechobee.
According to Mr. McAvoy, the five-county area
in Southwest Florida, which includes Hendry
County, sustained an estimated $197 million in
losses from the December weather, with vegeta-
bles and sugarcane taking the hardest hit.
"If you look around, it's not green anymore.
The fields of green are now fields of yellow," said
Barbara Miedema, with the Sugar Cane Growers
Co-op in Belle Glade.
Miedema reported an energized shift toward
harvesting as much of the damaged cane as pos-
sible, but noted that the refinery's capacity to pro-
cess the product limits that directive.
"We're going out earlier in the morning, and
working later in the evening to grind a little bit
more cane," said Ms. Miedema.


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Farmers are hoping that temperatures will stay
cooler, since a return to hot and humid tempera-
tures would devastate the product. Cooler tem-
peratures would "refrigerate" the product long
enough for companies to harvest the damaged
plant. The window of time is between 30 to 40


days to harvest damaged sugarcane.
At U.S. Sugar in Clewiston, managers are still
busy estimating what their losses will be.
"We've now had three separate prolonged
freeze events and so most of the cane we have


had widespread frost and frozen stalk," reported
Judy Sanchez, U.S. Sugar's director of corporate
communications.
How much the weather will affect the com-
pany's bottom line remains to be seen. As far as
jobs are concerned, Ms. Sanchez said, the com-
pany i m,;, i. -i'i planning any changes.
"We have to harvest that sugarcane just like
we would if it was 100 percent healthy," she said,
explaining that the company will "produce less
sugar this year than we had estimated."
Although less product will be available for dis-
tribution, the very nature of the event as well
as weather impacts around the world will en-
sure that sugar prices will go up, tempering the
losses for the companies; but to what degree is
not known.
One other looming question affecting the sug-
arcane operations is whether the seed stock is
sufficient to carry over into next year's crop. With
whole stocks of cane suffering from the freeze
damage, farmers hope there is enough viable
seed to plant future product, said Ms. Miedema.
Ms. Sanchez said this week's freezes hit some
of the fields that had survived earlier that the com-
pany was planning on using as seed cane.
Despite the hope for more temperate weather,
farmers still would notwant a repeat of this month
in January. Some farmers, including Hundley
Farms in Belle Glade, suffered major losses as a
result of the weather. In some cases, entire crops
were wiped out.
"When you get a freeze, you might freeze
the top 18 inches of the plant off. When you get
another one, it takes another six or eight inches
until, finally, there's nothing left. You can't kill
twice," said Mr. McAvoy.


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Governor-Elect Scott Makes Stop in Clewiston


Rick Scott attends
event at Hilliard
Ranch

BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA
The Clewiston News
Governor-elect Rick Scott made a
stop in Clewiston to celebrate his inau-
guration with a barbecue event at the
Hilliard Ranch on Monday.
The event was one of several stops
across four days of festivities which
will lead up to Mr. Scott's inauguration
as the state's new governor on Jan. 4.
Scott traveled with his family, including
his wife Ann, daughter Jordan and son-
in-law Jeremy. The family also made a
stop at Disney World in Orlando, where
the soon-to-be governor and his family
enjoyed the 'Soarin' ride at Epcot.
At the Clewiston event, Scott got a
chance to mingle with locals, includ-


ing U.S. Sugar officials, who candidly
joked about backing Scott's opponent,
Bill McCollum, weeks earlier.
"I want to grow all of these commu-
nities and I want to make sure people
know who their governor is and why I
care about them," Scott told reporters
during the event.
The area is significant to any gov-
ernor, with Hendry County's role in
an ambitious plan to restore the Ever-
glades. The purchase by the state of
U.S. Sugar would restore the natural
flow of water to the Everglades or at
least advance the process but does so
at a substantial cost to the state.
Proponents focus on the signifi-
cance of rehabilitating the environ-
ment, while opponents cite what they
say is the state's inability to carry out
the purchase.
A third party, but much smaller
minority, are the citizens of Hendry
County, specifically Clewiston, which
stands to lose as many as 1,700 jobs if


PHOTO / SUNSHINE STATE NEWS
Rick Scott, center, mingles with locals Miller Couse, left, and Chip Edwards during a barbecue event held in
Clewiston on Monday.

the local refinery ever shuts down. "We've got to make sure this is the their businesses to," he said at the
Scott has not yet addressed this is- state people want to open their busi-
sue. nesses, expand their business, move event.


In Retirement, Doctor Said He Will 'Contemplate Life'


Clewiston's Dr. Vicker
Says Goodbye

BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA
The Clewiston News
Dr. Vickers and his wife Mary are
retiring after serving Clewiston for 42
years. Dr. Vickers, Mary and their three
small children moved to Clewiston in
December of 1968. The community of
Clewiston welcomed them with open
arms. They loved Clewiston from the
very first moment they saw it. All three
of their children went through the
Clewiston public school system. Mary
taught at Clewiston High School for 27
years. Dr. Vickers said they owe a lot
to Clewiston. The town has been won-
derful to them and their children. Dr.
Vickers diagnosed and treated more
than 14,000 patients from Clewiston
and the surrounding areas.
The office will have a new owner
as of Jan. 1. Dr. Ryan Nelson and his
wife both are 30 years old and both
fell in love with the town when they
first drove through it. Dr. Vickers said
it is ironic that Dr. Nelson and his wife
are the same age that Dr. Vickers and
Mary were when they first moved to
Clewiston.
Q: Why did you move to Clewis-
ton?
A: I was practicing in Ft. Myers and
I was just out of college and I wasn't
happy over there. Clewiston was such
a nice little town. The chiropractor
here wanted to go to a larger city, so
we just more just traded and he went
and I came here.
Q: Why finally retire?
A: I was fighting it and my wife
wanted me to retire when I was 65,
which was eight years ago. I didn't
feel like it. Finally, Dr. Nelson and his
wife came to Clewiston, came to start


PHOT 0 / JOSE ZARAGOZA


practicing here, and they wanted to
take up our practice. They're just the
kind of people I would want to do that.
They're the same age we were when
we came here, which was 30.
Q: Tell me about your experience
working in Clewiston all these years.
What was it like?
A: It's been a joy. That's all I can say.
We come to work. Everybody praises
me, tells me how great I am. It's fun
and I make a little extra money. It's just
very nice.
Q: How many patients would you
see, on average?
A: Most patients I ever saw in one
day was 115. One Friday. That's when
I was company doctor for Okeelanta.


They'd brought busloads in. I felt more
energy at the end of the day than I did
at the beginning of the day. The biggest
week I had was 300 patients.
Q: What has changed for you in
your years as a chiropractor?
A: Well, the basic definition of what
chiropractors do is changing all the
time. It's been changing for 110 years.
What chiropractors do is correct verti-
cal sublexations. It's identified by pain
and tenderness. Chiropractors cor
rect that by various methods. When I
started practicing there was only one
way to do that, and that was to pop
the joints. Now there's lots of different
ways to do it. Also, chiropractors are
doing a lot more muscle therapy now.


I think it's a good trend cause muscles
and joints work together. One joint not
working right in the body will affect the
entire body.
I looked at my records and most of
the people I treated when I first started
here have passed away. I was 30 years
old and most of them were older than
me. Some of them are doing pretty
good and are hanging on. I treated five
generations of one family. I was going
to try to practice long enough to get
the sixth. The sixth has been born, but
I just haven't seen her yet.
Q: What will you be doing now that
you are retired?
A: I'm going to be contemplating
life. (Q: What does contemplating life


entail?) It entails reading what I want to
read, sitting down thinking. I just went
through 60 half hour lectures on phi-
losophies which I enjoyed a lot. I'm go-
ing to do a lot more kayaking and boat
ing than I've been doing. For twelve
years, I had been riding a bicycle 60 to
100 miles a week. The last two or three
years I haven't done that. I'll be more
active.
Q: Are you ready for retirement,
and how does someone really prepare
for retirement?
A: Make sure you're economically
sound to start with. I don't think you're
ever prepared for retirement. (Mary
chimes in) And you got a wife that
sits around and cries. When he finally
told he was going to definitely sell it, I
bawled for ten hours.
(Dr. Vickers) She nagged me to
retire and then I said, "Why are you
crying?" "I haven't been without a
job since I was 12 years old." So she's
not gonna have a job now. She man-
aged the office and manages all of our
finances and takes care of our insur
ances and billing.
(The two have been married for
more than 1 ,. i
(Wife) 50 years. We still didn't kill
one another.
Q: So what is the secret to a lasting
marriage?
A: You have to keep your wife on a
pedestal. I was taking some neuro-sci-
ence classes recently and I learned of
a neuro transmitter called Oxycolson.
Some people just have larger amounts
of it than others. And they tend to mate
for life. If two of them come 1I._., *., I
they'll mate for life.
They're finding the same is true
for animals. Animals that have more
Oxycolson, like birds, they'll mate for
life and this hormone seems to play a
big part of it. So, we're just hormone
driven.





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port released by the sheriff's office, the deputy
said that on Feb. 24 a young female called the
sheriff's office after the suspect, her step-father,
came home drunk and started arguing with his
girlfriend, a 34 year-old Colombian native.
March 11 -Hospital administrators recorded
a decisive victory during the March 9 election that
essentially gives them the ability to begin the con-
struction of an all-new emergency room facility
in Clewiston.
March 18 For one local realtor, the market
downturn had her close the doors to her own re-
alty business and take up a second job. Terry Ran-
gel had Olde Town Realty for two years when she
decided that the market was falling in 2007.
*March 25 Although Clewiston's Annual
Sugar Festival is a few weeks away just shy of
one month the members of the festival board
who toil and spent so much of their time volun-
teering to ensure a wonderful event for all, are
hoping that the community will recognize their
work and reciprocate.

April
*April 1 A new diner opened today, the Hap-
py Chef Diner on Sugarland Hwy.
April 8 A suspect arrested on charges of ag-
gravated assault with a deadly weapon pointed a
gun and fired several shots at a residence on east
El Paso Avenue.
*April 15 A man walking across Florida
stopped by in Clewiston. When Benny Collins
started his journey walking across the state of
Florida, somebody stopped him to ask, "Don't
you have anything better to do with your time?"
*April 22 The whole town knows him sim-
ply as "Brother John" because he seems to show
up everywhere to help with just about any good
cause in Clewiston. Now. Brother John Hicks has


been recognized for his many community efforts
and deeds and can be called the Clewiston Elks
Lodge Citizen of the Year.
*April 29 A Clewiston Police Officer was
arrested last week in connection with a year-old
case that resulted in felony abuse charges for the
police man. John Herrera was held in the Hendry
County Jail on $35,000.

May
May 6 Janet Taylor, Hendry County com-
missioner, said she was busy the day after the
Brown Sugar Festival fielding calls from people
who complained that the deputies and the vari-
ous agencies that came to help them stepped be-
yond their boundaries to keep anyone who was
not a Harlem resident from entering it, and many
residents from leaving it.
Part of the confusion seems to stem from a
directive that the Hendry County Sheriff's Office
distributed in the form of flyers throughout the
Harlem community advising its intention to clear
out the area and return it to normalcy by 8 p.m.
Ms. Taylor said. They would be accomplishing
this mainly through checkpoints.
*May 13 Officials this week reported that,
months after Embarq, now CenturyLink, prom-
ised that an event of the magnitude of the 2008
meltdown, that saw all forms of communication
in the city of Clewiston come to a screeching halt,
would never happen again, it happened again.
*May 20 "When it comes to it, at the end
of the day, I'm the guy that's responsible and ac-
countable for what's happening to the lake, pe-
riod. If you need to put a face to it, this is the ugly
mug right here. It's me." Inside of the Clewiston
City Hall chambers, Colonel Alfred Pantano, a top
official at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, stood
and spoke like a man with a large weight on his
back like someone who had done something
wrong and regretted it.
May 27 -In a rare sign of solidarity, the city of
LaBelle, during a meeting of the Hendry County
Commission on Tuesday, said it would side with
its sister city on a request to the county. Facing the
possibility of certain gains in a modified fuel tax


P1
Hospital officials and community leaders met for the groundbreaking of the addition of a nei
facility at Hendry Regional.


Al Perry easily won a seat on the Hendry County Board of Commissioners during the Novem-
ber general election this year.


plan which would have drastically cut revenue
for Clewiston LaBelle officials rejected the plan.

June
*June 3 A man was shot in Clewiston last
Friday, while he was returning to work.
His boss at La Frontera grocery store said the
man fell outside of the business. A messy pool of
blood spattered the parking space where he had
just pulled in when someone stuck a gun in his
face and shot him.
*June 10 A local fishing guide led two war
veterans out on the lake for a day of fishing. He
worked with a company out of Pennsylvania and
the Wounded Warriors Project to bring some
peace and relaxation to the two men.
SJune 17 Following
Last month's announce


out of its own ambitious
inland port project a plan
which promised the cre-
ation of thousands of jobs
locally -the citizens of the
Glades, according to J.P.
Sasser, were dancing in the
streets.
Far removed from the
idea that the Glades cities
would see the Palm Beach
agency's departure as the
de facto death knell, yet
another setback in an area
sees unemployment levels
as high as 40 percent, the
mayor of Pahokee sees it in
K. altogether different terms.
"It's not so much the
Port backing out, but the
PRri ., ii,._:outoftheway,"
the mayor said. "They were
more of a hindrance than a
help."
June 24 Four can
didates are hoping to win
enough votes this Fall to
secure the District 4 Hen
dry County Commission
HOTO JOSE ZARAGOZA Seat. One notable excep
w emergency room tion from that race? The


incumbent.
District 4 is the seat that Commissioner Kevin
McCarthy has held for many years. It may not
have come to many as a surprise that the com-
missioner chose to sit out a reelection bid he's
been signaling to friends and family for at least a
year that he intended on staying out of the 2010
race.
"I would have been happy a couple of years
ago to be off," he said this week during a tele-
phone interview with The Clewiston News.

July
*July 1- Green technology is the wave of the
future. And it's a wave Hendry-Glades wants to
ride.
Hendry County Economic Development
Council President and CEO Roger Harrison has
jumped into that green technology wave, with the
hope of using it to restore local prosperity. It's not
all about the long term, though, Hendry County
is looking for more immediate routes to a firmer
tax base.
*July 8 Jodi Bell, Hendry County School
District director in charge of federal programs, re-
sponded to the question: "Why is Clewiston High
an 'F' school?" "I felt very defensive whenever
I heard anyone mention the fact that Clewiston
High School was an 'F' school. What you would
see is a school filled with students, teachers
and administrators who are 'working their butts
off' as Mr. Swaggerty has said, to extinguish the
idea that they are an 'F' school."
July 15 Jose Zamora doesn't live in an apart
ment on West Aztec; Joshua Valdez does.
The little detail may not mean much to most,
but it certainly did to Hendry County Sheriff's Offi-
cials who stood at the ready while a package was
delivered to the address. Their interest in the con-
tents? Inside was ri i ,i1u ... i -- 3,867 grams of it.
The incident happened on July 2, at approxi-
mately 10 a.m.
*July 22 Of the approximately 17,000
people in Hendry County's labor force, nearly
3,000 are without a job, the state's Agency for
Workforce Innovation revealed this week.
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One Book, One Community Program to Begin at Hendry County Libraries


The Hendry County Library Cooperative is
pleased to announce the beginning of this year's
One Book, One Community Program. As in pre-
vious years, the 2011 One Book, One Community
Program will be a major community event, involve
ing participation by all Hendry County libraries, as
well as schools, community organizations, local
officials, and libraries out of the County.
The One Book, One Community Program of-
fers an opportunity to bring the community to-
gether, reading and talking about a single book,
reinvigorating the idea of community and putting
reading back into the center of American life. This
year's book is Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese
Falcon. We hope that reading and discussing the
book will allow us to reflect on history, on society,
and on a variety of places, times, and cultures.
This year's One Book, One Community pro-
grams include numerous different themes, take
place at many different agencies, and appeal to
many different audiences. There's something for
everyone.
In addition, this year we are integrating our
One Book One Community Program into our
programming designed to welcome the Lewis
and Clark and the Indian Country exhibition to
the Clewiston Library. That traveling exhibition,
opening at the Clewiston Public Library on Thurs-


day, Dec. 30, examines the Lewis and Clark Expe-
dition of 1804-1806 from a different perspective,
that of the Indians who lived along its route. Both
programs allow us to see the development of our
country over time, from several different perspec-
tives. Currently scheduled programs include:
*Wednesday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m., Lewis and Clark
and the Indian Country .. ,i .1 iii, program for
5th graders from Eastside Elementary School, fea-
turing Clewiston Museum Director Butch Wilson,
at the Clewiston Library.
*Thursday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m., Lewis and Clark
and the Indian Country I. .. ,i .... ,i. program for
5th graders from Eastside Elementary School, fea-
turing Clewiston Museum Director Butch Wilson,
at the Clewiston Library.
Monday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m., Lewis and Clark and
the Indian Country Keynote Presentation/One
Book, One Community Program Kickoff, featur-
ing Willie Johns, of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, at
the Clewiston Library.
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m., Lewis and Clark and
the Indian Country I. ,i .i ,. .ii1, program for 5th
graders from Westside Elementary School, featur-
ing Clewiston Museum Director Butch Wilson, at
the Clewiston Library.
*Wednesday, Jan. 12, 9 a.m., Lewis and Clark
and the Indian Country I. .. ,i .... ,i. program for


5th graders from Westside Elementary School,
featuring Clewiston Museum Director Butch Wil-
son, at the Clewiston Library.
*Thursday, Jan. 13, 9 a.m., Lewis and Clark
and the Indian Country I. ; Ii ... ill, program for
5th graders from Westside Elementary School,
featuring Clewiston Museum Director Butch Wil-
son, at the Clewiston Library.
*Tuesday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m., Lewis and Clark
and the Indian Country I. i- ii ... -ill program for
5th graders from Central Elementary School, fea-
turing Clewiston Museum Director Butch Wilson,
at the Clewiston Library.
*Tuesday, Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m., Blue Bird Pro-
gram for children, featuring Margaret England
of the Audubon Society, at the Barron Library, in
Labelle.
*Wednesday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m., Lewis and Clark
and the Indian Country . i ..1 iii, program for
5th graders from Central Elementary School, fea-
turing Clewiston Museum Director Butch Wilson,
at the Clewiston Library.
*Thursday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m., Lewis and Clark
and the Indian Country I. . i i.1...iii, program for
5th graders from Central Elementary School, fea-
turing Clewiston Museum Director Butch Wilson,
at the Clewiston Library.
*Thursday, Jan. 20, 3:30 p.m., After School


Craft Program, at the Barron Library, in Labelle.
Monday, Jan. 24, 5:30 p.m., Book Talk, at the
Clewiston Library.
*Tuesday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m., Clown Show with
Mr. and Mrs. Bubbles, at the Harlem Community
Library.
*Monday, Feb. 7, 4 p.m., Book Talk, at the
Clewiston Library.
*Tuesday, Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m., Maltese Dog Pro-
gram, at the Barron Library, in Labelle.
*Thursday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m., Blue Bird Program
for Children, featuring Margaret England of the
Audubon Society, at the Clewiston Library.
*Thursday, Feb. 10, 3:30 p.m., After School
Craft Program, at the Barron Library, in Labelle.
Monday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m., Book Talk, at the
meeting of the Barron Library Book Club, at the
Barron Library, in Labelle.
*Thursday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m., Clown Show with
Mr. and Mrs. Bubbles, at Eastside and Westside
Elementary Schools, in Clewiston.
*Friday, Feb. 18, 1:15 p.m., Clown Show with
Mr. and Mrs. Bubbles, at Central Elementary, in
Clewiston.
*Monday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m., Final Party and Cel-
ebration of H, ii . at the Harlem Community
Library.


Submitted Photo

Sugar Dolls and Santa
Sugar Dolls specialty instructor, Samantha Johnson, pauses at our Sugar
Doll Holiday Show to visit with Santa. She is "Miss College Majorette of Flor-
ida."



Varsity Boys Basketball Lose To


Vero Beach And Jupiter


RAK Club makes donations



to the Lighthouse Cafe


Dec. 17 vs. Vero Beach:
Darius Redd and Johnny Jackson had a tough
time getting clean, easy looks on Friday at Vero
Beach H.S. as the Clewiston High Varsity Boys
Basketball were defeated by Vero Beach 58-56.
The Tigers gave the host school Vero Beach a
run for their money. Clewiston played a great
game but fell 58 -56. The game was tied with
six seconds to play and Ravin Lee drove to the
basket for a lay-up the ball rimmed out.
Johnny Jackson led the Tigers with 17 points.
He followed by Darius Redd with 9 points. The
Tigers have lost the last three games by a total of
5 points. They are getting better but they have to
start winning the close games. They have to get
mentally tough. and are looking forward to the
district games in January.


Dec. 18 vs. Jupiter:
Darius Redd and Juwan Byrd had a tough
time getting clean, easy looks on Saturday at
Vero Beach H.S. as the Clewiston High Varsity
Boys Basketball were defeated by Jupiter 53-41.
The Tigers played Jupiter in Vero Beach. Jupiter
defeated The Tigers 53-41. The game was close
for 3 quarters. The Tigers were losing 39-35
starting the 4th quarter. Clewiston scored only 6
points while Jupiter got 14.
They played 4 quarters an are improving
despite being 1-5. District games are coming in
January and the must start and finish the games.
The Tigers have played quality teams which will
help them for district play. They will play three
games after Christmas in Lehigh.


Students from the Random Acts of Kindness
(RAK) Club collected over $400 for the Lighthouse
Cafe. The funds were raised by the students in
n.. di, I 1. 1 with a quilt and tree skirt that were
donated to the Club by Kristine Petersen.
The donation was given to board member
Paul Allen this week when eight students came to
help out at the local facility that provides free hot
meals to over 100 people each weekday in down-
town Belle Glade. In addition to the donation of
financial support, the students served beverages,
cleared tables and gave away Christmas orna-
ments to the people who came in to eat.
The RAK Club is an extra curricular program
at Clewiston Christian School and is open to stu-
dents from second through sixth grade. The RAK


Club was formed in October, 2007 to encourage
students and faculty to think of others and to
impact the lives of others through visible express
sions of kindness.
According to RAK Club Advisor, Denise Hat
ton, "The long term goal is to provide opportuni
ties for students to become people who give to
others and the community thereby developing
and expressing Christian character."
While assisting at the Lighthouse Cafe, one
student remarked, "It feels good to help other
people!" That's what the RAK Club is all about
serving others. Above: Lighthouse Cafe board
member Paul Allen accepts a donation from the
Random Acts of Kindness Club from Clewiston
Christian School.


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REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree pre-
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GREENTREE SOUTH IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
Fina cia TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
APARTMENTS = =IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
UNITED STATES For more listings, Greentree South For more listings, CASE N.:FLORIDA139
go to Apartments go to SUNTRUSTBANK
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CORPN Busines Houss Sal e dead, the unknown spouses, heirs,
MAINTENANCE PLANNER Availabfor devises, grantees, assignees, lienors,
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Immediate LARGE 2/2 home w/ 6vsees, or other persons claiming an
mmedte LARGE 2/2 home w/ 6 Ointerest by, through, under, or
Agricultural E Occupancy lots, rent or sale, in against WILLIAM E. LAWSON; and
2 & 3 Bedroom Moore Haven. 1 block JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as un-
known tenants) in possession,
Independent Newspapers Apartments from river, in nice area Defendant.
The primary role of the maintenance will never accept any ad- of town. For info: NOTICEOFSALE
planner is to improve work force pro- vertisement that is illegal Must earn a mini- 754-264-2343. NOTICE IS HEREBY GWEN that
ductivity and work quality through or considered fraudulent. mues9N9fOmTICE IS HEREBY GWEN that,
mconsidered fradulent. mum of $3998 from pursuant to a Uniform Final Judg-
n al cases of ques- m of 9 rom ment of Foreclosure entered in the
proper planning and coordination of tionable value, such as agricultural or farm above-styled uae I wll esell the
parts, machine time, and labor. This promises of guaranteed labor activities property situated n Glades County,
income from work-at- 0 Spacious Apart- 25 individual acres for Flora.m., at the Glades oun13, 2011, at 11ourt-
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position is responsible for: home programs if it ment in quiet, coun- osae entire 30-50 acres. or e an n Floor
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signed ra and coordination or doubts about any ad Community Room, sale. The legal description of the
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nance* oa tise tha bfe ck responed THROUGH 16, THE WEST ONE-
* Serves as the principal contact be- ahead of time, you check Sewer and trash faster when you sell HALF OF LOT 6 AND HEWEST
teen maintenance and operations with the Better Business included in rent no it in the classified. BLOCK 18 OF CRESCENT PLACE
Bureau at 772-878-2010 additional charge to SUBDIVISION NO. 3, ACCORDING
in the assigned area. for previous complaints. resident ED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 2, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GLADES
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and Predictive Maintenance in part- $600/mo ta nce. Please contact Sheila Mann,
nership with the Reliability Engi- 2BR, 2BA- $450/mo. Court Operations Manager, whose
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tered on the southern shore of Lake UTHBAY Newly ownership of AAA Used Golf Balls is
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mo. Under New man- MOORE HAVEN Full of Corporations to register the said
name of AAA Used Golf Balls under
agement. 561-255-1700 house privileges, the provisions of Chapter 90-267,
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December 30, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 17


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 2010-CA-000416
Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company, as Trustee of IndyMac
Residential Mortgage-Backed
Trust, Series 2006-L4; Residen-
tial Mortgage-Backed Certifi-
cates, Series 2006-L4,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Kristiani Lins;
Defendant.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order rescheduling foreclo-
sure sale dated December 16, 2010
entered in Civil Case No. 2010-
CA-000416 of the Circuit Court of the
20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hend-
ry County, Florida, wherein Deutsche
Bank National Trust Company, as
Trustee of IndyMac Residential Mort-
gage-Backed Trust, Series 2006-L4,
Residential Mortgage-Backed Certifi-
cates, Series 2006-L4, Plaintiff and
Kristiani Lins are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY
COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE,
FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M., January
19, 2011, the following property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 11, BLOCK 60, OF MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGES 37, 38, AND 39,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
SECTION 22, RANGE 32,
TOWNSHIP 44
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 17
day of December, 2010.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
/s/ J. Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd.
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33614
(813)880-8888
374216 CN 12/23,30/2010

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
CASE NO. 09-CA-189
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
VS.
ULISES BARRETO et. al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated 12/1410, and entered in
Case No. 09-CA-189, of the Circuit
Court of the Twentieth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Glades County, Flori-
da, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,
INC., is a Plaintiff and ULISES BAR-
RETO; YAMILET BARRETO; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2 are the Defendants. JOE
FLINT as The Clerk of the Circuit
Court will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 11:00 A.M. on
January 13, 2011, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 29, BLOCK 52, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 102, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 66 THROUGH
87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
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 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 16th day of December,
2010.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of the Court
By: Julie Braddock
As Deputy Clerk
If you a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order
to participate in this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you, o the
provision of certain assistance.
lease contact Sheila Mann, Court
Operations Manager, whose office is
located at the Lee County Jusice
Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, and whose
telephone number is (239) 533-1700,
within two working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call 711.
374023 GCD 12/30/2010;1/6/2011


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
File No. 10-48-CP
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
AUGUSTINA GOPHER GORE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
Augustina Gopher Gore, deceased,
whose date of death was May 27,
2009, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Glades County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 500
Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 30th, 2010.
Personal Representative:
Claudia Gore
825 E. Harney Pond Road
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Travis W. Trueblood, LL.M.
Attorney for Claudia Gore
Florida Bar No. 0417890
TRUEBLOOD LAW GROUP PA
PRO. Box 1270
24704 U.S. Hwy. 27
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Telephone: (863) 946 9160
Fax: (888) 659 6339
374537 GCD 12/30/2010 1/6/2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
File No. 10-48-CP
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONNA M. CAMPBELL
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Donna M. Campbell, deceased,
whose date of death was June 1,
2010, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Glades County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 500
Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 30th, 2010.
Personal Representative:
James A. Campbell
1073 Horseshoe Lane
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Travis W. Trueblood, LL.M.
Attorney for James A. Campbell
Florida Bar No. 0417890
TRUEBLOOD LAW GROUP PA
PRO. Box 1270
24704 U.S. Hwy. 27
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Telephone: (863) 946 9160
Fax: (888) 659 6339
374545 GCD 12/30/2010 1/6/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing 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 DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2459 2007 2014329-0100077030 Scott and Pauline Phipps
Lot 6, Block B, LaBelle Terrace, a subdivision according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 1, page 34, Public Records of Hendry County, Flori-
da.
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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.

Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374324 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011 HnrCotFr


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II 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
1450 2007 1224432-01000860040 T h eirs, devisees or
beneficiaries of The Estate of
Miriam J. Cordero, Luz E. Alvares,
Luc Rocio Flores, Gloria E. Perez,
Ana Lucia Perez and
Fancy H. Perez
Lot 4, Block 86, Montura Ranch Estates First Subdivision, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, pages 37, 38 and 39, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374322 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


Barbara b. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
3015 2007 4104329-03021300210 Jorge Chaar
Lot 21 in Block 2130, 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 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of Febrary, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374809 ON 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
3218 2007 4104329-07022080040 Roland Nembhard and
Glenis Nembhard
Lot 4, Block 2208, of Port LaBelle Unit 7, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 116, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374818 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF ELECTION
The City of South Bay, Florida will hold an election on Tuesday
March 08, 2011 for the purpose of electing three candidates
for the office of City Commission.
The Election will be held in the Commission Chambers at
335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida.
Candidate qualifying begins Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 12 noon.
Registraton books will close Monday February 08, at 12:00 noon.
Polls will open at 7:00 A.M. and close at 7:00 RM.
374628 CB/CN 1/13,20/2011


PUBLIC NOTICE
Moss and Associates, LLC, located at 38840 V2 State Rd 80, Belle Glade
33430, anticipates receiving bids for the Clerk of Courts building at the West
County Detention Facility in Belle Glade, Florida in mid January, 2011. 95%
Drawings and Bid Packages will be available December 22, 2010. The Bid
Package will contain further information important to submission of a bid in-
cluding instructions to bidders, bid forms, schedule, and scope of work.
Moss and Associates, LLC, is committed to providing opportunities for small
businesses. The Small Business Enterprise (SBE) requirement for this pro-
ject will be 20%; each bid must include a minimum of 20% of the contract
value performed by a Small Business Enterprise registered with the Palm
Beach County Ofice of Small Business Assistance.
RFIs may be submitted via email (in excel format) to Sohail Rana
srana(@mossemail.com A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on December
28th, 2010, 1:00 PM EST at the jobsite address above. It is strongly en-
couraged that all interested bidders attend.
373954 SUN 12/23,30/2010

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV 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
1284 2007 1-22-44-32-010-0019-0050 Hugo Basterrechea
Lot 5, Block 19, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, a subdi-
vision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37
through 39, inclusive, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374311 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


l^I NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer- tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2994 2007 4104329-03021200020 Sherrel Foster
3441 2007 4104329-09022910360 Rollin Virgile and Marceline Virgile
Lot 36 in Block 2291, of Port LaBelle Unit 9, according to the plat thereof re- Lot 2 in Block 2120, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3, page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. 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 Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. 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- 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 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 Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011. is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010. Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida Hendry County, Florida
374819 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11 374805 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/111


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing 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 DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2946 2007 4-10-43-29-030-2102-0030 Angel E. Gandullia &
Norma Gandullia c/o
Jose Gandullia
Lot 3, Block 2102, 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 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374315 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holder of the follow-
ing 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
1271 2007 1224432-01000120100 Maria Teresa Munoz
Lot 10, Block 12, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, pages 37, 38 and 39, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374309 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011




NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
bficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certifcate 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
2984 2007 4104329-03021180190 Sherrel Foster

Lot 19 in Block 2118, 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 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


1374806 ON 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


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
223 2007 1184428-A0001560000 Stephen Ferris
West 1/2 of the Southwest 14 of the Southwest 14 of the Northwest 14 of
the Southwest 14 of Section 18, Township 44 South, Range 28 East,
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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


1374279 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


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18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 30, 2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA
Chapter 197.512 Florida Stati
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC hold
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to b
certificate number, year of issuance, description of
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. N.
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH
1080 2007 1144432-A0000060000 Jesus Pa:
The West 12 of the Northeast 14 of the Northwest '/
the Northeast 14, excluding R/W, Tract 3571, Mont
Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, F
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not own
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of
All of said property being in the County of Hendry,
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBe
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of F
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374801 CN 12/30/10;01/6,13,20/111


LXDEED


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
utes
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
er of the following cer-
be issued thereon. The NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol-
property and the name lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. Te certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and
the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
AME IN
ASSESSED CERT. NAME IN
stor Benitez NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
760 2007 1224331-010000K0040 Vicki Padgett, Linda Endicott
4 of the Northeast 14 of And Amy Zimmerman
:ura Ranch, Section 14,
londa. The Northwest 14 of the Northwest 14 of the Northwest 14 of the South-
east 14 of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry
ed by prior owner. County, Florida. Subject To an easement for an access road of the West
record. 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot 4, Block K, Pioneer Plantation, an un-
recorded subdivision.
State of Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
to law, the property de- Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
;t bidder at the Clerk's
lie, Florida, at 11:00 All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
february, 2011, which
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
Barbara S. Butler Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
Clerk of Circuit Court A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
Hendry County, Florida the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
3521 2007 4104329-09023260450 Bradley Residential, LLC
Deano's Full Service, Inc.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II 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
2966 2007 4104329-03021100110 Lewis Roy and Lorree Roy


Lot 45 in Block 2326, of Port LaBelle Unit 9, according to the plat thereof re- Lot 11 in Block 2110, of Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the
corded in Plat Book 3, page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 73, 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. 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.
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 Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
is the 10th day of February, 2011. A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010. is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Barbara S. Butler Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


1374820CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


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
1190 2007 1-15-44-32-AOO-0046-0100 Luis Beato
The East one half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quar-
ter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section
15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to
an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof Subject to an
access road of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot No. 3238, Mon-
tura 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374297 CN 12/23,30/2010 1,6,13/2011


Barbara S. Butfler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. 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
149 2007 1064428-A0000590000 Michael D. Kelly and Sylvia Kelly
The East /2 of the Northwest /4 of the Northeast /4 of the Southwest /4
of the Northwest 14 of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East,
HendryCounty, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374275 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC the holders of the follow-
ing 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
216 2007 1184428-A0001270000 Michael Kelly & Sylvia C. Kelly
The West 1/2 of the Northwest 14 of the Southwest 14 of the Northeast 14 of
the Southwest 14 of Section 18, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374278 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


374287 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


BarDara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issuedi thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scription of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
980 2007 1134432-A0000120000 Zion Dallal and Shon Dallal
The South /2 of the Southeast /4 of the Southwest 14 of the Northeast 14
of the Northeast 14 of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of
the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of
the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 5627 in 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374292 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
268 2007 1304428-A001960000 Michael D. Kelly and
Sylvia C. Kelly
The East /2 of the Northwest /4 of the Southeast /4 of the Southwest /4 of
theSouthwest /4 of Section 30, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 20i1, which is
the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


1374797 CN 12/30/10;01/06,13,20/11


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
4017 2007 4104329-HP100010040 Thomas J. Freeman
Lot 4, Block 1, Port LaBelle Holiday Park Unit One, a subdivision according
to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, page 3, Public Records of Hend-
ry 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374821 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/111


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing cerbficate 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 DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2471 2007 2-01-43-29-010-0108-D050 Jose A. Carmona
Lots 10, 11, 12 and 13, Block 108, PALM HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, SECTION
D, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374321 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
3191 2007 4104329-070000A0030 Bissoonial Bedaisee
Tract A, Block 2262, Port LaBelle Unit 7, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 116, of the Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Begin at the SW
corner of Tract A North 0 degrees West 350 feet North 89 degrees East
340.91 feet South 12 degrees East 313.1 feet South 77 degrees West
207.83 feet- SWLY to POB.
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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374816 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Barbara b. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scription of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
234 2007 1194428-A0000650000 Katherine Cole, Marlene Perry
and William Eckroate
The East 1/2 of the Northeast /4 of the Northwest /4 of the Southwest /4 of
the Southwest 14 of Section 19, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374796 CN 12/30/10;01/06,13,20/111


1374804 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III 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
2998 2007 4104329-03021220090 Alanic Group LLC

Lot 9 in Block 2122, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof as recorded 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 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III 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
1224 2007 1-15-44-32-A00-0221-0000 Juan Sanchez &
Rolando Ramirez
The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-
quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter, Section
15, Township 44 South,, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida., subject to
an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as
Tract 2693 of 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2010.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


1374299 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scription of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
258 2007 1304428-A0001410000 Sunshine Label
Enterprises, Inc.
West /2 of the Northwest 14 of the Northeast 14 of the Northwest 14 of
the Southwest 14 of Section 30, Township 44 South, Range 28 East,
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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scription of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2425 2007 1254534-A0000040000 Coulee Dam Factories Co.

The Northeast 14 of the Northwest 14 of the Southwest 14 of Section 25,
Township 45 South, Range 34 East, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
981 2007 1134432-A0000120100 Owen Woods
The North 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the
East 30 feet thereof Also known as Tract 5638, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes Chapter 197.512 florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC holder of the following
Ncert hs flE d G sI e n Ia x dedto bossued thedrelow certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
name in which it was assessed are as follows: in which It was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP- NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
TION WHICH ASSESSED 3002 2007 4104329-03021240200 Brigitta J. Moerkerken
3108 2007 4104329-05021960100 Manuel Garcia
Lot 10, Block 2186, Port LaBelle Unit 5, according to the plat thereof record- Lot 20, Block 2124, of Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the
ed in Plat Book 3, page 104, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 73, of the Public Records of
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Hendry County, Florida.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de- All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
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 Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
is the 27th day of January, 2011. Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010. is the 10th da of Februmary, 2011.
Barbara S. Butler Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


Hendry County, Florida

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
3031 2007 4104329-03021340070 Gillian Stich, 2/3 interest and the
heirs, devisees or beneficiaries
of the Estate of Ferdianado
Milani, 1/3 interest.
Lot 7, Block 2134, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof record-
ed 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 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


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Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III 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
1157 2007 1-14-44-32-AOO-0248-0000 Zoila Flores De Apodaca
The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quar-
ter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section
14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to
an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as
Tract 2914 of 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said cerbtificate 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 DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2472 2007 2014329-0100108D080 Jose A. Carmona

Lots 29, 30 and 31, Block 108, Palm Heights Subdivision, Section "D", ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, page 5, 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 ofways 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011
, which is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374289 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


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
1395 2007 1-22-44-32-010-0064-0100 Joey C. Scott &
Helen S. Sparks,
Trustees of the Scott Family Tr.
Lot 10, Block 64 of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ac-
cording to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374318 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


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
1232 2007 1-15-44-32-AOO-0239-0000 Cleon F Smithers &
Irene C. Smithers
The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-
quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Sec-
tion 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Sub-
ject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof Also
known as Lot No. 2604, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374305 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. 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
1763 2007 1344432-A0000300000 Edgardo Serrano and
Misleidys Monteagudo
The North 12 of the Northeast 14 of the Southeast 14 of the Northwest 14 of
the Northeast /4 of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry
County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30
feet thereof Also known as Lot 4376, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecord-
ed 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


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Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


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
171 2007 1064428-A0001970000 Michael D Kelly & Sylvia C. Kelly
West 1/2 of the Southeast 14 of the Southeast 14 of the Southwest 14 of
the Southwest 14 of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hend-
ry 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


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Barbara b. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate 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
3213 2007 4104329-07022070170 James Anthony Prieto and
Jesus Miguel Prieto
Lot 17, Block 2207, of Port LaBelle Unit 7, a subdivision according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 116, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing 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 DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2307 2007 1214334-02000020020 Alfredo Gonzalez &
Alex Rios
Lot 2, Block 2, Harlem Addition No. 6 to Clewiston, according the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, page 15, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III 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
3120 2007 4104329-06021870070 Olege Seulmot

Lot 7, Block 2187, Port LaBelle Unit 6, according to the plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 3, page 109, 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


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Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. 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 DESCRIP
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2951 2007 4104329-0302104009 Mary Karpowicz

Lot 9, Block 2104, of Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded 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 existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such cerbficate 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2611 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II 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
1388 2007 1224432-01000610340 Alessio J. Peona
Lot 34 in Block 61,68 and 69, Montura Ranch Estates First Subdivision, ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 47, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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South Florida Water Management District
Notice of Agency Action
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD or District) gives
notice of its Agency Action for the following Water Use Permits.
Permit 26-00174-W, issued on December 13, 2010 to Alico, Inc. (P 0.
Box 338, Labelle, Florida 33975) pursuant to application 090226-8 for the
continued use of groundwater from the Sandstone aquifer and surface wa-
ter from the Barron WCD Canal (No. 3) for agricultural irrigabon of 5350.3
acres of sugar cane and 84 acres of pasture using flood/seepage irrigation
systems with an annual allocation of 8155.27 million gallons and a total
maximum monthly allocation of 1050.5886 million gallons. The project is in
Hendry County in Sections 4,5,8,9,16,17,21,28,29,32/T44S/R31E, located
north of Ken road, east of Collins Slough Road, south of 17th Street and
West of Tribriton Grade Road. The permit is subject to 26 limiting condi-
tions. The use is reasonable-beneficial, will not interfere with any presently
existing legal use of water and is consistent with the public interest.
Permit 26-01021-W, issued on October 22, 2010 to Alico, Inc. (R 0. Box
338, Labelle, Florida 33975) pursuant to application 100611-6 for industrial
water supply. The water will be used for filling sprayer tanks. Withdrawals
are from the Sandstone aquifer via one existing withdrawal facility with an
annual allocation of 35.587 MG gallons and a total maximum monthly allo-
cabon of 2.964 MG. The project is in Hendry County in Secbon
30/T44S/R31E, located east of Collins Slough Road, North of Ken Road and
South of Sears Road. The permit is subject to 17 limiting conditions. The
use is reasonable-beneficial, will not interfere with any presently exisbng le-
gal use of water and is consistent with the public interest.
The above Permits and Staff Reports, including limiting conditions to pro-
vide reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statutes and
rules can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Veguilla, Deputy Clerk, during
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, ex-
cept legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or
by telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension 6739.
The District's agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become
final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for fil-
ing a pebtion. The procedures for petiboning for a hearing are set forth
below, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District's permit
ting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing)under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The pebtion must
contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the
Office of the Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun Club Road,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.104 Fla. Admin. Code,
any documents received after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the
next regular business day. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. A copy of
the Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the persons named
above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the 21 days
of publication of notice, or other receipt of the written notice, whichever
first occurs first, constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an ad-
ministrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Fla. Stat. as provided by Subsecbon 28-106.11(4) Fla. Admin. Code.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the ad-
dress indicated above at the time of filing.
A pebtion that disputes the material facts on which the District's action is
based must contain the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2), Fla. Ad-
mm. Code, including:
(1) Identificabon of the action being contested, including the permit
number, application number, District file number or any other SFWMD
identification number, if known.
(2) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and peb-
tioner's representative, if any.
(3)An explanabon of how the petitoner's substantial interests will be af-
fected by the agency determination.
(4)A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the
SFWMD's decision.
(5)A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none,
the petition must so indicate.
(6)A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific
acts the petiboner contends warrant reversal or modification of the
SFWMD's proposed action.
(7) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification ofthe SFWMD's proposed acbon.
(8) If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also in-
clude an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules
or statutes.
(9) A statement of the relief sought by the petiboner, stating precisely
the action the pebtioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the
SFWMD's proposed action.
A petibon that does not dispute the material facts on which the District's
acbon is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code. Because the administrative hearing process
is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a pebtion means
that the District's final action may be different from the posibon taken by it
in this notice.
The procedures for pursing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573 Fla.
Stats, and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405 Fla. Admin. Code. The
SFWMD is not proposing mediation for these agency actions under Secbon
120.573. Fla. Stat. at this time.
374536 CN 12/30/2010


NOTICE OF 2011 PUBLIC MEETINGS
The Florida Governmental Utility Authority ("FGUA") announces a public
meeting to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA is a legal en-
bty and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01,
Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida,
DeSoto County, Florida, Hendry County, Florida, Lee County, Florida, Pasco
County, Florida, and Polk County, Florida. The regular meetings for calen-
dar year 2011 will be held on the third Thursday of the month on the fol-
lowing dates, times and locations:
January 20th and September 15th at 1:00 PM at Golden Gate Community
Center, Room A&B 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116
February 17th, May 19th, and November 17th at 1:00 PM at Majestic Golf
Course 350 Homestead Road, Clubhouse Crown Meebng Room, Lehigh
Acres, FL 33936
March 17th at 9:00 AM at Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign
Path, Room 280, Lecanto, FL 34461
April 21st and October 20th at 10:00 AM at West Pasco Government Center
Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654
July 21st at 1:00 PM at West Pasco Government Center Commission Cham-
bers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654
August 18th at 1:00 PM at DeSoto County Administration Bldg., Commission
Chambers, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266
June 16th and December 15th at 1:00 PM at Suncoast Estates Community
Center, 2241 Case Lane, North Ft. Myers, FL 33917
The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA. If a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to
any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the
proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, in-
cluding the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least
three business days prior to the date of the meeting. If you have any ques-
bons, please contact Faith Doyle, Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-
FGUA.
374349 CN 12/30/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC, the holders of the following NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The 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 cerbficate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows: In which it was assessed are as follows: in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN CERT NAME IN CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP- NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
2944 2007 41043-29-030-2101-0150 Roger Rinaldi & 2158 2007 1144334-A0000610000 Ervin A. Kelting, Jr 3187 2007 4104329-06023460070 Elidieu H. and Marie D. Alexis
Joann Rinaldi Beginning at the Southwest corner of Secbon 14, Township 43 South, Lot 7, Block 2346, Port LaBelle Unit 6, according to the plat thereof record-
Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida and run N 89 degrees E 1132.1 feet ed in Plat Book 3, page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Lot 15, Block 2101, Port LABELLE UNIT 3, according to the plat thereof, re- to the pointof beginning; thence run N 89 degrees E 190 feet; thence run
corded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. North 00 degrees E 489.5 feet; thence run S 89 degrees W 190 feet; Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
thence run S 00 degrees E 489.44 feet to the point of beginning. Subject Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner to a public canal easement 20 feet wide as measured at right angles, along
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. the East boundary thereof and subject to a public road easement 30 feet All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
wide, as measured at right angles along the South boundary thereof
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-
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
scribed nless such certificate shawill be solredeemed according to lawbidder at the Clproperk'sty de- Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
AsM., on the Fourth Thursday n the month of January, 2011 which All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de- Clerk of Circuit Court
Barbara S. Butler scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Hendry County, Florida
Clerk of Circuit Court Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 374813 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11
Hendry County, Florida A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011. a
374308 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011 Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010. .. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protecton gives notice of its prepara-
tion of a draft permit to City of Clewiston. Kevin McCarthy. 141 Central Ave.
Clewiston, Florida 33440 for the City of Clewiston Wastewater Treatment
Plant. The permit number is FL0040665-013. This permit authorizes the per-
mittee to operate a domestic wastewater treatment facility which would
land apply 1.5 million gallons per day of treated effluent water to 193 acres
of restricted public access fields. The fields have underdrains which dis-
charge to Sugarland Drainage Ditch Canal Number 3. WBID 3246. The fa-
cility is located at latitude 26'43'30" N. longitude 80'56'34.71" W on 115 W
Ventura Ave. Clewiston. Florida 33440-3709 in Hendry County.
Any interested person may submit written comments on the Department's
draft permit or may submit a written request for a public meebng to Nolin
Moon. P.O. Box 2549. Fort Myers. FL 33902-2549. in accordance with Rule
62-620.555. Florida Administrabve Code. The comments or request for a
public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be
received in the Department's South District Office within 30 days of publica-
tion of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meebng
within this bme period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person
may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule
62-620.555. Florida Administrative Code.
The comments of request for a public meeting must contain the following
information:
(a) The commenter's name, address. and telephone number: the appli-
cant's name and address: the Department permit file number: and the
county in which the project is proposed:
(b)A statement of how and when notice of the Department's action or
proposed action was received:
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making
the final decision:
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification
of the Department's action or proposed action: and
(e) If desired. a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a
statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meet-
ing.


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374802 CN 12/30/10;01/6,13,20/11



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jo Louise Harben and Jayme Claire
Collins, Trustees the holders of the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. he 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
838 2007 1154429-A0000020300 Lytrees Hope and
Warren H. Hope, Jr.
The Northeast 14 of the Northwest 14 of the Southwest 14 of the Southwest
/4 of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Flori-
da. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30.00 feet
thereof, also subject to an easement for canal of the North 30.00 feet
thereof Also known as Lot 429, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivi-
sion.
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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 20il, which is
the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


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Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


If a public meebng is scheduled, the public comment period is extended NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
unbl the close of the public meeting. However, the Department may not al- HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
ways grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore. written comments
should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this nobce. even if a Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council
public meebng is requested. will hold a regular meeting Thursday, January 6th, 2011, beginning at 3:00
p.m. at the Clewiston Museum, 109 Central Ave., Clewiston, FL 33445. If a
If a public meeting is held. an person may submit oral or written state- quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, January 13th,
ments and data at the public meebng on the Department's proposed acbon. 2011 at 3:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is
As a result of significant public comment. the Department's final action may accessible by the disabled.
be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
The permit application file and supporting data are available for public in- to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a
section during normal business hours. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Monday record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to
through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department's South District Of ensure that a verbabm record of the proceedings is made, which record in-
fice. 2295 Victoria Ave. Suite 364. Ft. Myers. Florida 33901-3881, at phone cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
number (239)332-6975.
374632 CN 12/30/2010 Hendry County


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scripbon of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
666 2007 1274329-01000G20360 Martha Singleton
From the intersecbon of the South line of Secbon 9, Township 44 South,
Range 29 East, with the centerline of SR 29, run N 3 degrees 45 minutes
W along the centerline Of SR 29 a distance of 350 feet to Point of Begin-
ning; thence 86 degrees 42 minutes East 450 feet; South 3 degrees 45
minutes East 125 feet; South 86 degrees 42 minutes West 450 feet;
North 3 degrees 45 minutes West 125 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Less the Westerly 100 feet for right of way of SR 29. Being in Secton 9,
Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, commonly
known as Business Lots 36 through 40, inclusive, Section G-2, LaBelle
Ranchettes.
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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374284 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


Tourist Development Council
Karson Turner, Chairman
374388 CN 12/30/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scription of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
1974 2007 1074433-03000030130 Alda Freyre
17501 NE 9th Street
N. Miami Beach, Florida 33162
Lot 13 in Block 3, Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 4, pages 1 and 2 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Buder
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

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Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II 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
1308 2007 1-22-44-32-010-0032-0010 Jorge L. Vazquez &
Ivanna Martin
Lot 1, Block 32, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, pages 37, 38, and 39 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-
scnribed 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


1374314 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circut Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing 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 DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2541 2007 2-02-43-29-400-0004-0040 Saraswattle Howard/
Sabitree Bhagwandin
Lots 14 and 15, Block 4, LABELLE PARK, according to the map or plat there-
of, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 25, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374319 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holder of the follow-
ing 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
978 2007 1134432-A0000060000 Diana De La Rosa and
Carlos Fernandez
The West 12 of the Northwest 14 of the Northwest 14 of the Northeast 14
of the Northeast /4 of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the
North 80 feet thereof Subject to an easement for an access road of the
West 30 feet thereof Also known As Tract 5680, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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December 30, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 21


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the District One Office until 2:00 RM. on Thursday,
January 20, 2011, for the following Proposals:
E1J24- A Certificaton of Qualification is not required for Cleaning and Re-
shaping Roadside and Outfall Ditches in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sara-
sota Counties. Budget Estimate: $316,000.00
E1J25- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Road and Bridge
Sweeping in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $188,000.00
E1J26- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Tree Trimming and
Removal in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $42,000.00
E1J27- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Ditch Cleaning,
Shoulder and Slope Repair in Manatee & Sarasota Countes. Budget Est-
mate: $80,000.00
Complete letting advertisement informaon for this project is available on
our website at httpo://www.dot.stata.fl.us/contractsadministrationdistnrictlf:
or by calling (863) 519-2559.
374066 CN 12/30/2010 1/6/2011


EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
JANUARY 2011
LANDOWNERS MEETING
&
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boun-
daries of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PRO-
TECTION DISTRICT that pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the
landowners of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION DISTRICT will be held on Friday, January 14, 2011 at
10:00 a.m. in University of Florida/IFAS- Everglades Research and Educa-
ton Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430, for the fol-
lowing purposes:
1. Receiving reports on the water shortage and taking such action with
respect thereto as the landowners may determine;
2. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the
meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence at 9:00 a.m. prior to
the Landowners Meeting and the purpose of this meeting is to transact any
and all business that may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Super-
visors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which te appeal is to be
based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, be-
cause of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District's
Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar
days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this Friday, 17th day of December, 2010.
BY Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District
374218 CGS/CB 12/30/2010 1/6/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certifiate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
N VAD ESCRIP-DTD.


TION WHICH ASSESSED
2611 2007 2184329-06000050010 E


Lots 1 through 14, Block 5, Royal Palm Estates 6
thereof Recorded in Plat Book 1, page 37, Public Rec
Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owne
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of re
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, St
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBe
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of.
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.



374310 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. 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 DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
1825 2007 1354432-A0001530000 Holly Corrales Tallant
The North 1/ of the Northeast /4 of the Southwest 1/ of the Northwest '1
of the Southwest 14 of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the
East 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot 3749, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374327 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jo Louise Harben/Jayme Claire Col-
lins Tmstees 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 fol
lows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
678 2007 1-15-44-29-AOO-0002-0300 Carl Pendry & Diana Pendry
Begin at the Northwest corner of Section 15; thence N 90 00'00" E,
1799.82 feet, thence S 01 0240" E, 4928.90 feet to the point-of-beginning;
thence S 89 56'05" E, 660.00 feet; thence N 00 03'55" E, 165.00 feet;
thence N 89 56'05" W, 660.00 feet; thence S 00 03'55" W, 165.00 feet to
the point-of-beginning, in Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 29 East,
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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


374822 CN 12/30/10;1/6,13,20/11


Baroara 5. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Elizabeth G. Mack and
Dana Brown Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
according to the plat tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
cords of Hendry County, certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:

d by prior owner CERT NAME IN
cord. NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3026 2007 4104329-03021330130 Sonia E. McDonald and
ate of Florida. Everton McDonald
to law, the property de- Lot 13, Block 2133, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof record-
;t bidder at the Clerk's ed in Plat Book 3, page 63, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
lie, Florida, at 11:00
January, 2011 which 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.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
Hendry County, Florida 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 Second Thursday in the month of February, 2011, which
is the 10th day of February, 2011.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 2010.


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2 Brand New 3/2.5 Lennar Town Homes, $179K
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4/2 CBS on Del Monte. Newly Remodeled. $195K
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51 Acre Ranch with Home. Hwy 27 Frontage $750K
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RENTALS


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing 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
1228 2007 1154432-A0002300000 Diana De La Rosa
The South 12 of the South-
east 14 of the Southeast /4 of the Northeast /4 of
The Southeast /4 of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry
County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30
feet thereof Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 25
feet thereof Also known as Tract 2721, Montura RanchEstates, an unre-
corded 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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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 information and print it.


Kristen Lynn Ruiz, 22

Nonmoving traffic
violation
Driving w/ suspended
*vNolanmoving traffic
license habitual offender
*Arrested Dec. 26 by
Ofc. D. Bold

Christopher D. Bigham, 22


Criminal mischief,
over $1,000
*Arrested Dec. 23 by
DS Krause


Zahedi Tarentino Moore, 18


S *Aggravated assault w/
deadly weapon w/o intent
to kill
0 *Arrested Dec. 22


Jubal Ranse Walker, 42


DUI, accompanied by
person 18 yrs of age
*Arrested Dec. 25 by
CPD Ofc. J. Pilon


Brian Matthew Cook, 20


Dealing in stolen
property
*Arrested Dec. 18 by
DS Krause


Orlando Mata, 24


*Vehicle theft grand,
third degree
Resisting an officer
-Arrested Dec. 22 by
CPD Ofc. J. Sanchez


James Demetrius Pope Jr., 34


Possession of
w/o prescription
*Arrested Dec.
Sgt. N. Kirk


drugs,

24 by


Laquinda Shantae Scott, 27


*Assult, intimidation,
threat to do violence and
obstructing justice
*Arrested Dec. 22 by
CPD Ofc. J. Sanchez


Shavania Scott, 22


E*Assult, intimidation,
threat to do violence and
obstructing justice
*Arrested Dec. 22 by
CPD Ofc. J. Sanchez


Guarionex Mercado Nieves, 29


Battery on an officer,
firefighter, EMT, etc
*Arrested Dec. 20 by
Ofc. T. Mims


Dillon Ray Adams, 19

Opium or derivative
distribution
Possession of a con-
trolled substance w/o a
prescription
*Arrested Dec. 21 by
Ofc. D. Bolt

Jesus Delgado, 53
* Resisting an officer,
interfering w/law enforce-
ment officer w/o violence
Possession of cocaine


*Resisting an officer,
and destroying physical
evidence
*Arrested Dec. 21 by
CPD Ofc. J. Pilon


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straight month slightly improved figures, Hendry
County continues hurting more than any other
county in
Florida.
With a 16.1 percent unemployment rate local
ly, the takeaway is that one out of every six "em-
ployable" residents is without work in Clewiston
and LaBelle and their outer-lying areas.
*July 29 Clewiston voters in November will
have one less item to worry about that for three
seats on the Clewiston City Commission.
Incumbent Commissioners Joey Miller, Rick
Miller and Jimmy Pittman were scheduled to par-
ticipate in the Nov. 2 elections, ,' ,ii i ... .1
to scrap the cost of holding an election and agree
to the terms of their office, with the blessing of the
city commission.

August
*Aug. 5 Last week, hours before she had
agreed to turn herself in to the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office to face charges of first degree mur-
der, Amber Marie Lee claimed her innocence.
A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report claims
that Lee was behind the wheel when her car ran
over a man in Harlem in December.
She defends herself and says that having been
a victim of a crime just minutes before, she was
not in her right mind when she struck the man
shouting to her from the side of the road that
night.
If she could relive that night, she tells The
Clewiston News, she would have tolerated the
thing that made her drive to Hendry County at
two in the morning had she known what was go-
ing to happen when she did.


"I'm sorry for his family. I really am, but there's
nothing I can do to take it back," she said.
*Aug. 12 Last Friday, three armed robbers at-
tempted a daring daylight robbery of Torrecilla's
Jewelry, where they managed to grab approxi-
mately $150,000 worth of jewelry and cash before
they were caught by local police during the act.
The early morning heat on Friday was in full
swing as Sonja Reid, ri ........ .1 1. Agape Thrift
Store, ironically, had just come from Torrecilla's
with a few rolls of change for the register.
That's when she noticed three people, one
lady and two men, who walked up to her and
asked if Agape was closed.
*Aug. 19 As promised, Clewiston High
School administrators are preparing to see some
much improved scores later this year when of
ficial letter grades are issued. The school, which
received an F score last year, and whose students
were almost eligible for vouchers for transfers to
other schools, seemed to do a lot of things right
this time around.
Meanwhile, the school district, like many dis-
tricts around the state, are getting used to the idea
that their schools performed slightly worse than
they did last year. With controversies surrounding
how the state graded
FCAT exams, schools around the state have
brought into question just how tests were mea-
sured this year, but here in Hendry County, ad-
ministrators prefer to forge ahead.
*Aug. 26 A Clewiston woman was arrested
when her child tested positive for Cocaine, ac-
cording to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.
She was arrested by deputies in Immokalee,
charged with child abuse and contributing to the
delinquency of a child. Tasha Michelle David-
son, 30, according to the father of the child, may
have been using drugs recently and had the child
present with her when she did.

September
*Sept. 2 The bodies of five horses were


found by Seminole Police Officers on a property
at the
Big Cypress Indian Reservation last week. The
horses seemed to feature the tell-tale signs of mal-
nourishment, a police officer's report reveals.
As they walked through the property, officers
found a horse dead, and then another, and an-
other.
*Sept. 9 A nice-sized crowd was in atten-
dance on Tuesday where a new emergency room
addition will be built at Hendry Regional.
Members of the hospital board and other
community leaders helped to kick start the con-
struction project.
*Sept. 16 In a town where football is king,
Clewiston's own Chad Blackwell is showing that
baseball can be equally rewarding. Beginning
at the age of four with the city's tee-ball league,
baseball has been an integral part of his life ever
since.
Beginning in 2004, he was drafted by the Kan-
sas City Royals and spent time training in their
minor league team.
Sept. 23 When an eight-year old child at-
tempted to go outside to play after missing
school, her mother couldn't stand it any longer.
Like so many parents' attempts at inspiring a little
fear in their children, she said she was calling the
police.
Most parents don't. This mother did.
The incident happened last Friday in Clewis-
ton. The names of those involved, including that
of the eight-year old suspect, will be withheld by
this newspaper.
Sept. 30 Their paintings have been seen all
over Florida and have graced homes and govern-
ment offices alike. The "Highwaymen" were a
group of 26 painters who traveled up and down
1-95 and A1A during the 1950s to the 1980s sell-
ing their wonderful landscape paintings. They
sold such paintings for $25; which are now worth
thousands of dollars or more.
"We traveled on the highways to sell our art
because we couldn't present them in galleries,"


said Al Black. "We weren't allowed to."

October
Oct. 7 There is a poem by the British poet
Laurence Binyon entitled "For the Fallen." It was
written in remembrance of those who had fallen
in war. This reporter would remember the power
and significance of this poem as cadets of the
No.5 British Flying Training School met for what
will probably be the last time. When they visited
last time in 2003, they said it would be their last
but they pulled together for one last hurrah as
they visited the cemetery in Arcadia where the
graves of fellow R.A.F pilots who died training at
Riddle Field, now Airglades Field, are located.
Oct. 14 At the Tiki Bar here in Clewiston, pa-
trons will find their regular fare of condiments on
every table: mustard, ketchup and mosquito re-
pellant. The outdoor-air-loving office types getting
away from the hustle and bustle of their morning
and afternoon routines and the karaoke wizards
who do battle with one another on moonlit stag-
es at the bar don't need issues like immigration or
healthcare to draw them into fervent debate: just
mention mosquitoes.
"It's pretty god -- bad," one ._. ,.11. .. sit
ting on a barstool with two of his friends nearby,
says. Another one swears by the: -. I, ii... .I.....
You see, the mosquitoes don't attack so much as
knotty malformed groups, he says, as they do as
a single, laser-directed "coordinated attack" from
the skies.
*Oct. 21 Among the severest complaints
lodged against Coach Joseph Roth by parents of
former football players is that he belittles the play
ers and breaks their spirit.
In some games, players facing a defeat at the
hands of an opponent simply give up, and don't
care whether they win or lose, they say. In an in-
terview with The Clewiston News, Coach Roth
admits that one of the issues he must address in
order to turn the team around is that of morale,
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fight on. But he insists that while his manner is
tough, it's what the students need. For as much as
he confronts his players, he said, he loves them,
too.
*Oct. 28 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 find-
ing his car vandalized, complete with a new coat
of spray paint.
That was the start of his war on gangs.

November
*Nov. 4 Al Perry handily defeated his op-
ponent Dwight Hatfield for a seat on the Hendry
County Commission Tuesday night in the general
election. Perry collected 1,055 votes in the race,
for 61 percent of the vote, to Hatfield's 672 votes,
which accounted for 39 percent of votes cast in
the race.
A clearly disappointed Dwight Hatfield said his
entry into the contest as a Democrat backfired.
Hatfield did not take part in the primary election,
having entered late in the race as a Democrat.
Nov. 11 A presentation meant to answer lin-
gering questions about the FAAs Airglades priva
tization program may have left new questions up
in the air.
Tenants at the airport, located just outside of
Clewiston on U.S. 27, expressed their concern


with the possibility that the airport could trans-
fer into private hands, being sold and no longer
benefiting Hendry County. While proponents of
the deal, including those behind it, say it will pro-
vide infrastructure and job opportunities that the
county could not kick start on its own.
*Nov. 18 According to the Hendry County
Sheriff 's Office, a man threatened a local elemen-
tary principal's life last week after an incident in-
volving the suspect's child.
The man told George Duckstein, Central El-
ementary principal, he was on his way to kill him,
according to reports released by the sheriff's of
fice and the Clewiston Police Department. The
police department handled the call, before hand-
ing it over to the sheriff's office, but no arrests
were made in the case.
*Nov. 25 Months ago, the city of Clewiston
considered the use of red light cameras, but
seemed to ease into the matter very carefully as
some cities in the state became mired in lawsuits
challenging the use of red light cameras.
Today, the city and its leaders are confident that
the kinks have been ironed out, with the passage
of the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act, and are
pushing for the cameras anew. Locally, leaders
say the issue is not one of .-. ... ,i ,i.1r_: revenue a
criticism that some in the community have been
making but of public safety; the mayor herself
says she is tired of seeing trucks "blast through"
the city's red lights on a i i, I 1

December
Dec. 2 The Silver Anniversary of the Clewis-
ton Sugar Festival began with big news. In a re-
cent public ceremony, the Seminole Tribe of Flor-
ida presented the Sugar Festival Committee with
a check to become the grand sponsor of the 2011
Silver Anniversary event. The Tribe presented the
committee a check for $50,000 to begin efforts for


the coming year's event.
"We are very honored to have our friends, the
Seminole Tribe, to join us in a partnership to do
great things f. i ,I -.. i festival," said Sugar Fes-
tival Committee chairman Pam Kelley.
*Dec. 9 Friends, family, and even residents
who never got a chance to meet him, honored
Mason Cole at a funeral service on Tuesday. First
Baptist Church in Clewiston may have had more
high school students in its building than the high
school at the same time students were allowed
to leave early to attend the services for its former
student.
Mason Cole, an 18-year-old recent Clewis-
ton High School graduate, was killed tragically
this week on U.S. 27. The news has gripped the
community, with students writing messages on
the windows of their cars urging others to "stay
strapped."
Dec. 16 For the second week in a row, farm-


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of farmland in the Belle Glade area, while keeping
farmers in Clewiston on watch.
With forecasters predicting major cold snaps
bringing sub-30 degree temperatures for ex-
tended hours, farmers dispatched helicopters to
their fields last week this resulted in three heli-
copters going down in the Glades. Some farmers
kept watch overnight, losing hours of sleep while
checking thermometers at each of their fields.
*Dec. 23 Clewiston City officials named
their new mayor Monday night during the regular
meeting of the city of Clewiston. Rick Miller ac-
cepted the nomination for mayor after a nomina-
tion to reinstate Mali Gardner as mayor failed for
lack of votes.
Commissioner Julio Rodriguez initially nomi-
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Hendry County School District awarded Hungry
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tificate of recognition for their support in advanc-
ing career education opportunities to students
in the exceptional student education program at
Clewiston High.
Mr. Roy Schiller, a special education teacher
at Clewiston High initially proposed to Hungry
Howie's Pizza an idea that he thought was a win-
win situation for both the pizza business and the
kids in the ESE department at the high school.
"I wanted the kids in my class, to get real-world
experience doing a task in which they could learn
responsibility, time-management, and most of all,
develop a good work ethic" says Mr. Schiller.


The idea was that the eight students in Mr.
Schiller's class would put together 100 boxes for
Hungry Howie's Pizza each day. The pizza busi-
ness accepted the idea.
Since then, as a sign of appreciation, Hungry
Howie's Pizza donates three large pizzas to the
class each Friday for lunch.
So far the students in Mr. Schiller's class have
learned the importance of doing a task on time
and are developing good work ethics that will
serve them well in the future.
On top of that they enjoy delicious pizza from
Hungry Howies' each Friday.
All of this because of a local business' willing-
ness to work with the students at Clewiston High
and for that they were recognized.


The Hendry Regional Medical Center FOUNDATION is asking for your
help. We have established a goal of raising $4 million towards the Emergency
Department construction project (in Clewiston) and the expansions at the Convenient
Care Center (in LaBelle). We need your financial support.
THERE ARE MANY WAYS YOU CAN GIVE:
Provide a naming opportunity
Want to name an area of our facility after your family or friend? Check out our list of
naming possibilities with their associated dollar amounts.
Buy a Brick
The cost of a brick is $100 for a standard size 4" x 8" brick with three lines of
inscription or $150 for a double size 8" x 8" brick with six lines of inscription. (Bricks
will be displayed at the entrance of the new Emergency Department.)
Give a Pledge
Complete a pledge commitment form where you can give a one-time gift or designate
yearly installment payments.
For more information on how you can "Give the Gift of Good Health,"
call 863-983-2735.
(To donate on-line, go to www.hendryregional.org and access the foundation page.)

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