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The Clewiston News
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011 VOL. 85 - NUMBER 102 - 504
CHILDHOOD OBESITY CONCERNS TAKING A STAND AGAINST THE CASINO
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Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden looks forward to new legislation that will give them even more power to address even small pill mill operations
in Hendry County.


Clewiston Anticipates New Pill Mill Law

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES GEAR UP TO ENFORCE NEW REGULATIONS


BY J. LOPEZ, J. ZARAGOZA
jlopez@newszap.com
A troubling trend has been grow
ing over the past few years and has
reached a crisis point in Hendry Coun
ty. Prescription drug abuse cases have
been outnumbering the traditional




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drug cases as more and more drug
users switch to what has been a legal
way of acquiring the narcotics.
'.1 ,11,1 1.... heroin and cocaine are
giving way to percocet, vicodin and
oxycodone.
"It's an epidemic now," says Detec
tive Sgt. Robert Archer, with the Hen
dry County Sheriff's Office. "It's shock
ing how addictive this stuff is. People
are now smoking them (the pills),
snorting them, injecting them."
One of the reasons is that it is eas


ier than ever to obtain such prescrip
tion medications byway of "pill mills."
Pill mills are exactly what they sound
like, a place where prescription medi
cations can not only be prescribed but
distributed by a doctor; avoiding the
need to involve a pharmacist.
Patients can walk in to one of these
locations, complain about an ailment,
real or imagined, and walk out with
their high-dose prescriptions filled as
they leave.
Pill mills have come under more


and more scrutiny with law makers
drawing up new legislation to regu
late them -local law enforcement of
ficials are left asking: 'what took you
so long?'
In Clewiston, this takes on a cer
tain dichotomy: an alleged pill mill has
been in operation for some months on
Bond Street, yet there's little that police
are able to do to shut it down.


SEE PILL * 19


2 Inches


of Rain


Not


Enough

Recent rains a drop
in the bucket

BY JUAN LOPEZ
jlopez@newszap.com
Many are seeing the recent
rainfall as a sign that condition are
changing and soon the lake level will
be back to normal and water issues
solved. According to a release from
the South Florida Water Manage
ment District, the recent rains have
been a great benefit but a greater
amount of rain will be needed to
recover from the drought. With the
wet season starting far later than it
should, it will have to make up for
far more than just its late arrival,
recovering from last year's hot sum
mer and freezing winter.
At the National Weather Service,
this recent weather trend does have
some concerned but they do under
stand that such weather patterns
are cyclical in nature. There will
be extremely dry conditions some
years and thoroughly wet conditions
others. The reason why drought
conditions have such an impact on
the area is that so much water is re-
quired and used on a I i, I i .-
The U.S. Drought Monitor is list
ing much of South Florida as being
in extreme to exceptional drought
conditions, the driest on the scale.
Burn bans remain in place on
SFWMD public lands because of the
remaining threat of wildfires. The
ban means fires in grills, fireplaces or
fire rings are not permitted. But, all is
not doom and gloom as recent rain

SEE INCHES * 2




2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 7, 2011


COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION


Cougar Sign Ups
Cougar football sign ups will be held every
Saturday in July from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information please call Ashley Smith
at 863-254-7115.

Booker T. Washington

School Reunion
B.T.W School is pleased to announce their
third All Classes reunion on July 15 -17, 2011.
Please save the date on your calendars and make
plans to attend. It's time to meet again and enjoy,
reminisce and renew old friendships.
If anyone is interested in serving on the Re
union Committee, please contact Nada Miles
Harrison at 863-425-5728. More details will be an
nounced as the event draws near.

Report Cards
Clewiston Middle School has report cards
ready in the front office. The times to come pick
them up are from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to
3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Farm Service Agency
The Hendry/Glades Farm Service Agency of
fice has closed its office at 622 W Sugarland Hwy.,
Clewiston. The staff is temporarily operating out
of the Okeechobee Farm Service Agency Office,
450 Hwy 98 N, Okeechobee. Please contact the
staff at 863-763-3345 ext.503 until further notice.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings
There will be Alcoholics Anonymous Meet
ings starting back up at the St. Martins Episcopal
Church (207 North WC. Owen) on Monday and
Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. For more informa
tion, call 239-275-5111.

Bass Club
If you're a guy or gal who likes to fish, help the
community and help promote youth in fishing,
they would love to have you as a member.
The Clewiston B.A.S.S Federation is a bass
club whose purpose is to advocate community
service, promote youth and protect our national
environment through fellowship and camarade
rie.
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.

KidCare application
Florida KidCare provides affordable health in
surance for children from birth through age 18.
The organization is encouraging families to
apply now. Applications may be completed on
line at www.floridakidcare.org, or by calling toll
free, 1-888-540-5437.
If additional assistance is needed, help is
available at Florida Community Health Center
Clewiston Center. Please call 863-983-7813 ext.
127 to schedule an appointment.


Photos / Nicki McKown

The Son Surf Beach Bash
Pictured above: kids from Clewiston First United Methodist Church Vacation
Bible School paint sun catchers. Pictured below: the clown fish group listens
to a Bible story.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Special thanks to i ...... .,: men and women opportunities. The greatest blessing that was ex
of our Clewiston Police Explorer Post for hosting perienced, however, was not what they did as
a community get I.. . ri. I before the city fire much as what they shared with a heart for all
works on July 4. of us to come 1., H_ i,. I as a community to cel
The cotton candy and sno-cones were a treat ebrate our freedoms. It made a special celebra
as was the face painting, giant slide, and game tion even more special.
-John Hicks


INCHES
Continued * 1
fall totals have everyone eyeing a possible end in
sight. Areas in South Florida recorded as much as
9 inches. Currently, the rainfall totals for just the
first three days in July are optimistic: 2.29 inches
of rain. While this may sound as a lot of rain, it is
only the start of what is needed. Not all rainfall
makes into Lake Okeechobee. Some of it helps in


replenishing the surrounding water tables, canals
and rivers; while some it evaporates to help in the
rain cycle. The lake level is at 9.83 inches, which
is better than the 9.64 inches it was recording in
mid-June. Weather forecasts are predicting rain
and thunderstorms for the rest of the week.
With a possible good ending in sight, officials
still caution that if not enough rainfall is collected
by the time the dry season begins in October,
South Florida may enter into it already fighting a
water deficit.


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Lake Okeechobee



Bi-Weekly Fishing Report

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Shakey head jigs.


BY MARK KING
Summer is here in South Florida and, as
the temperature heats up, the fishing on Lake
Okeechobee remains pretty good. The water level
is back up to 9.83 feet above sea level as water is
being pumped into the lake from the surrounding
fields.
We desperately need water in the lake right
now but the dirty, nasty water coming in the ca
nals to the lake right now is better than no water
at all.
This water coming in has made it a bit tougher
fishing in the rim canal but the dynamite holes
and fishing out on the lake is still good.
In the summer on Lake Okeechobee I like to
get an early start in the morning because it gets
pretty hot out on the lake. The good thing is that
the bass here seem to bite all day if you can find
them.
Some great places to find them now is out in
the holes and cuts in the reefs on the main lake.
Now that we are receiving some water back in
the lake it isn't so hard to get to them. Everyone
knows that my favorite lure to throw when the
water is low is a shakey head jig with either a
worm or soft plastic jerk bait attached.
I can take a /4 ounce Gambler Giggy Head jig
and a Gambler Sweebo worm or Super Stud and
catch bass here on the lake every trip out. Yes,
there are days when a topwater lure like a Zara
Super Spook or one of the topwater lures made
by Sam Griffin will catch more and larger bass.
As far as consistency goes, a shakey head jig
will catch you bass - ,. 1.... you go out as long
as you are fishing in the right areas. Another lure
that has been working well for me lately is a 10"
worm rigged Texas style with a 1/8 ounce weight
and fished slow, a Gambler junebug colored
worm is my choice.
The wild shiner bite is a little slow as it always
is during the summer months. That's not to say
i, i .... .... ' catch bass on shiners because I do
it at least once a week. For the most part artificial
lures will catch you more and larger fish during
the summer months.
Don't be afraid to try other lures and tactics
when the bite slows down in the summer. Try
switching things up with a swimbait, Carolina rig,
drop shot, or crankbaits. You might just find the
next best lure to be using here on the big lake and
you won't have to share it with anyone.
There are still quite a few bluegills to catch
out on the lake right now and the size has been
really big. Fishing guide Joe Payne reported catch
ing some really nice bluegill with clients and his


grandsons in the Caloosahatchee River on crick
ets.
I will still be guiding here on the lake as well as
guiding for sharks down in the Florida Keys. And
as August approaches I will be offering lobstering
trips in the Keys both snorkeling and night time
bully netting. Lobstering is a lot of fun and what
better catch to eat while here in Florida. Good
luck, tight lines, and hope to see everyone out 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-
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LAKE LEVEL



9.83 feet
above sea level


Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service.


Thursday:
Showers and thunder
storms likely, mainly after 2
p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a
high near 91. East wind be
tween 3 and 6 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 60 percent.

Thursday Night:
Showers and thunder
storms likely, mainly before
lam. Mostly cloudy, with a
low around 76. South wind
around 8 mph. Chance of pre
cipitation is 60 percent.

Friday:
Showers and thunder
storms likely. Partly sunny,
with a high near 91. South wind
between 6 and 8 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 60 percent.


Friday Night:
Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 78. South
wind around 8 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 20 percent.


Saturday:
Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Partly sunny,
with a high near 91. South wind
between 6 and 11 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 40 percent.


Saturday Night:
Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 78. Chance
of precipitation is 20 percent.


Sunday:
Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Partly sunny,
with a high near 91. Chance of
precipitation is 30 percent.


Sunday Night:
Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 79. Chance
of precipitation is 20 percent.


Monday:
Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Mostly sunny,
with a high near 90. Chance of
precipitation is 30 percent.


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John Presley Cohick, 22
BELLE GLADE - John Presley (J.P), 22, died
in a tragic vehicle accident on June 25, 2011,
outside of Lake City.
He was born on May 24, 1989, in Pahokee. He
is the son of John
and Donna Cohick
of Belle Glade. He is
also survived by one
brother, Will Cohick.
He was pre-de-
ceased by a younger
brother, Jessie, who
passed away after
living a day in Sep-
tember of 1994; his
Poppie (Joseph
Townsend Guerry)
and his PapPap (Wil-
liam Russell Cohick).
He is survived by his grandmothers, Yvonne
Guerry of Belle Glade, and Mary Cohick of Paho-
kee. Other family members include, Harold Co-
hick of Shippensburg, Pa., Melvin and Allison
Guerry of Moore Haven, Billy and Debra Guerry
of Belle Glade, Leslie, Bobby Joe, Cross, and
Hayne Fulford of Moore Haven, Justin, Brooke,
and Trinity Guerry of Moore Haven, and Thom-
as and Christopher Guerry of Belle Glade. He is
also survived by a host of great aunts and un-
cles, cousins, and many close friends.
While growing up he attended the Alliance
Church and volunteered with the Awanas pro-
gram. He graduated from Glades Day School in
2007 where he enjoyed many sports and ac
tivities including being a founding student of the
FFA Chapter. During High School he held an af-
ter school job working for Seminole Supply.
After graduation, he attended Tulsa Welding
School in Jacksonville completing the Master
Welder Program where he finished first in sever
al of the ten phases earning him the position of
"Top One Welder". After returning to Belle
Glade he worked at F.., ,.1 .1, s Farm Equip-
ment, US Sugar Corporation and was currently
employed by JM Harvesting (Cane Planting) and
Miller Contracting and Labor Management
(Corn l ,,.. F inel l
John Presley enjoyed life. He loved his truck,
4-wheelin', pulling friends out at all times of the
night, hanging at the lake, his dog "Hank" and
riding the trail. He loved spending summers in
the Keys with his friends and families. But most
of all he made everyone feel special by sharing
his great big "HUGS".
Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 29,
2011, at the First Baptist Church. His Funeral
services were held on June 30, 2011, at the First
Baptist Church with Pastor Carl Metzger presid-
ing. He was laid to rest at Port Mayaca Ceme-
tery. Funeral arrangements were handled by
Glades Funeral Chapel.


Nola Cecila Reynolds, 67
CLEWISTON Nola Cecila Reynolds, age 67,
of Clewiston died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in
Texas.
Nola was born Nov. 2, 1943, in Clewiston, Fla.
She is the daughter of the late Charles Ashton
and the late Virginia (Saxon) Thomas. She was
married to Carlos Lynn Reynolds.
She was a former owner of Clewiston Florist.
She is survived by her husband, Carlos Lynn
Reynolds; two daughters, Nola Amanda (Bill)
Reynolds Kinman of Lake Harbor, Fla., Terri Re-
ynolds Brown of Stuart, Fla.; and two sons, Ash-
ton Thomas (Stephanie) Reynolds of North
Pole, AK, David William (Michele) Reynolds of
MA; three sisters, Robin Thomas (Harley) Hol-
lingsworth of Belle Glade, Fla., Martha Lynn
Thomas (Barney) Weeks of Lake Harbor, Fla.,
Molly Thomas (Larry) Norman of Lake Harbor,
Fla.; aunt, Joan Saxon Faust of Blairsville, GA;
grandchildren, Analyn Reynolds of North Pole,
AK., Saxon Reynolds of North Pole, AK, Cole-
man Kinman of Lake Harbor, Fla., Hassell Kin-
man of Lake Harbor, Fla., Katie Brown of Stuart,
Fla., Jeffrey Brown of Stuart, Fla., Brett Reynolds
and Sean Reynolds from Maryland.
The funeral service was held 10:00 am on Sat-
urday, July 2 at Ortona Cemetery, 12870 W SR
78, Moore Haven, FL. Interment is in Ortona
Cemetery, Moore Haven on Saturday, July 2 at
10:00 am. Arrangements were being handled by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.



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to $3.57/g, according to gasoline price website
FloridaStateGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Florida
during the past week, prices yesterday were
84.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day
one year ago and are 17.9 cents per gallon low
er than a month ago. The national average has
decreased 19.8 cents per gallon during the last
month and stands 84.0 cents per gallon higher
than this day one year ago.




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Significant Rainfall Required for


Recovery from Drought


Water levels begin rising
but remain well below
average

BY GABE MARGASAK
SFWMD
Following one of its latest starts in two de
cades, the wet season has finally arrived to begin
recharging regional groundwater levels, lakes,
rivers and canals across the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD). However, sig
nificant time and rainfall will be necessary for this
short-term relief to bring long-term improvement
from months of record drought conditions.
The 16-county region averaged 5.92 inches of
rainfall in June, which still represents a deficit of
about 2 inches District wide for the month. The
June deficit for the coastal areas of Palm Beach,
Broward and Miami Dade counties ranged from
4 to 5 inches.
"While it is encouraging to report that the
Upper Kissimmee and Caloosahatchee basins
received nearly 100 percent of their historic June
rainfall, we need to see this daily rainfall pattern
continue across large portions of South Florida
before key areas such as Lake Okeechobee and
the Water Conservation Areas begin to reach nor
mal water levels," said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD
Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau.
"While relief is in sight, certain portions of the
District are still facing rainfall deficits of more than
a foot and, without adequate rainfall during the


wet season, we could enter the next dry season
still in a deficit."
Much of June's rainfall fell during the past
week, with an average of 3.5 inches District
wide. Some localized areas received a maximum
of about 9 inches. Lake Okeechobee rose more
than 2 inches to 9.77 feet NGVD on Friday. East
ern Palm Beach County, one of the areas hardest
hit by the drought, averaged 2 to 4 inches of rain
in the past week. The Southwest Coast averaged
3 to nearly 5 inches, while Martin and St. Lucie
counties averaged 2 to 4 inches.
However, signs of the driest October-to-mid
June period on record in South Florida remain.
Groundwater levels are still significantly below
average for this time of year. There is currently
little to no flow down the Kissimmee River to
Lake Okeechobee. The lake remains more than
3 feet below its historic average for this time of
year. Other key storage areas, such as the Water
Conservation Areas, are also still below their op
timal water levels.
The U.S. Drought Monitor lists much of the
region in extreme to exceptional drought condi
tions, the driest on the scale.
A burn ban remains in place on SFWMD pub
lic lands because of the remaining threat of wild
fires. The ban means fires in grills, fireplaces or
fire rings are not permitted.
The SFWMD is closely monitoring water
levels and is urging residents and businesses to
conserve their water use and continue to closely
follow landscape irrigation restrictions.


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RELIGION COLUMNS


Taking a Stand
BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS
First United Methodist Church
Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was
credited as saying, "He who stands for nothing
will fall for anything." Over the years many oth
ers have picked this saying up and have quoted it.
US Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall once prayed,
"Give us clear vision, that we may know where to
stand and what to stand for -because unless we
stand for something, we
shall fall for anything."
Itwas a similar prayer
that many of our area
pastors recently prayed
for our community.
As many of you are
aware, there was talk
about a casino being
brought to Clewiston.
There were a number
of apples of temptation
offered up to get politi
John Hicks cal and public support.
Many of us advised cau
tion and prayerful dis
cernment before thinking of biting into some of
these apples. We were happy with the decline by
U.S. Sugar for land use for this purpose, which





stopped some of these casino plans, but still felt
the need and desire not to just let the issue drop,





but to publicly go on record as standing against
having a casino in our community. At our last
Clewiston Ministerial Association meeting, those
present voted unanimously to publicly go on re
cord with our Clewiston City Council and with
our Hendry County Commissioners as being op
posed to having a casino in our area now or in the
future. Our feelings were to share that we believe
the consequences of having a casino in our area




would far outweigh the proposed benefits.
The following statement came as a result of
our meeting:
At our monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 7,
2011, the Clewiston Ministerial Association unani
mously voted to go on record as being opposed
to having a casino in our community now or in
the future. We understand the job opportunities
and other presented possibilities, but believe the
negatives would outweigh the potential positives.
Our conviction is that gaming is wrong and opens
the door to many other known evils.
Furthermore, we believe God has a better plan
for our area and we don't have to settle for "gam-
ing" to attract business or to create business.
We want to go on record that we are opposed
to any such activity and will strongly defend the








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spiritual climate of this city and region.
Pastor Chuck Pelham, New Harvest Church.
Pastor Tom .-i r._. . Community Presbyterian
Church. Pastor Alan Koch, Faith Lutheran Church.
Pastor Gary McNealy -Greater Friendship Baptist
Church. Pastor Mike Hall, Lighthouse Apostolic
Church. Pastor Benjamin Escorcia, Iglesta de Dios
Pentecostal. Pastor Orlando Posadas, Iglesia Vida
Nueva. Pastor David McClusky, Mt. Calvary Bap
tist Church. Pastor Gary Corley, Evangel Church
of God. Pastor David Strickland, New Harvest
Church. Pastor Emmanuel B. Menager, New
Bethel A.M.E Church. Pastor Todd Buck, First
Baptist Church. Pastor John Hicks, First United
Methodist Church.
We have other colleagues who were not at the
meeting we feel sure will join us in this stand.

How I Am Made
BY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+
Saint Martin's Church
Among the stories handed down in our fam-
ily was when one of my great-grandfathers nearly
shot a dog. That runs against my grain, was
reprehensible and made me curious about why
someone I should respect and admire would act
that way. I learned that
the dog gave birth to
some puppies, then put
them against a wall and
kicked them to death
with her hind feet. Evi
dently my great grand
father saw something
very wrong in this act
and it drove him toward
something quite drastic.
A while ago, there was
a vignette on television
about a member of the Sam S. Thomas
cat family that killed a
monkey. The monkey
had a baby nearby and the cat suddenly became
quite maternal toward the baby monkey; protect
ing it and keeping it safe. Lion prides will abandon
lions that harm cubs; denying them membership
in their society for doing something the rest of the
pride knows to be instinctively wrong. Recently
a kitten wandered into a monkey cage at a zoo;
only to be "adopted" by one of the older monkeys
when everyone feared harm might come to the
small and defenseless cat.
The zoo keepers didn't interfere; there are
instincts in all of God's creatures about how we
care for the young and how repulsive it is for ani
mals and humans alike to take the lives of those
who are helpless and dependent. It is almost in
passing that Jesus added in the Beatitudes "Do


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Is not life more important than food and the
body more important than clothes? (Matthew
6:25)." Yes, life itself is more important than even
what keeps us going or outward appearances! A
chapter before, the Lord admonishes that even
anger is tantamount to murdering someone;
don't even lay the groundwork for taking life! (cf
5:21 ff). There is something God has planted in us
that makes us want to respect life and to cher
ish it especially in those who are incapable of de
fending themselves. The life is indeed more than
the food or clothing; those whose lives are fragile
surely deserve their chance to grow to the point
where they can fend for themselves.
Evidently God wants us, and all of His crea
tures to be around; respect life, defend those who
cannot yet provide for themselves, look after even
those you may find different from your own kind
if they are weak and helpless, woe to you if you
harm them ( cf Mark 9:42). Every now and then,
something will come up to cause me to be reviled
about a person or a deed. I have to ask myself
about what a person has done to cause such a
reaction in me; I'm not supposed to dislike others
or judge them for their actions, am I?
Occasionally, though, i .. . i .... 111, iiih,.:
that strikes at the very core of all of God's created
order; human and animal alike. Then I know!

Parents are Responsible
BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST
First Christian Church
A prominent youth lecturer is quoted as say
ing that many parents would let their children


spend a week end in Hell if it would help their
social standing.
This in some way accounts for the lax attitude
much of I n .. .. iid, i , toward the church and the
moral an spiritual qualities of life today. Many par
ents have never discovered their role in relation
to their offspring. God gave children parents so
they might have a voice of authority, inspiration
and direction. There are some things in life which
are temporal and others are eternal. Only a fool
would choose the temporary over the perma
nent. Too many parents fall in the latter category,
and their choices for their children are altogether
too revealing. Parents who do not provide spirit
al training and direction for their children are ab
dicating their responsibility and laying the ground
work for human havoc and spiritual wreck. It
would have been better had their children not
been born. A noted criminologist has attributed
the crisis of juvenile delinquency to spiritual star
vation. He suggests that the only remedy lies in
spiritual training and development.
If .. . .... ill, are empty spiritually they are go
ing to be empty morally. When teenage arrests
increase 58 percent in ten years while the popular
tion increases only 22 percent something is obvi
ously wrong.
A judge in Tennessee who presides over a
court which has jurisdiction over children under
17 years of age who have violated the law said,
"I have tried 4,800 cases. Of this number, only 29
have had a regular Sunday School record.
So far I have not had a child in court whose
Father and Mother attended either Sunday School
or Church regularly." Proverbs 22:6 says "Train up
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Black-Necked Stilt


Pictured above is a Black-necked Stilt chick.

BY MARGARET ENGLAND
Hendry-Glades Audubon
What do you do if you find a songbird that
has fallen out of its nest or an injured bird? For in
formation on Florida's wildlife and what you can
do to help, go to FWC's website at MyFWC.com/
wildlife. You
can call or
check their
web site
for licensed
wildlife re
habilitators if
you find an
injured bird.
Young healthy
birds can be
returned to
their nests
withoutmuch
Margaret England chance of re
jection. Keep
ing predators
away from
nest areas may help prevent young birds from be
ing harmed.
The Black necked Stilt is a striking black and
white bird with very long, thick red legs. It has
a black face, hind neck and back with a white
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circling over intruders and diving at them while
vocalizing with a loud sharp yipping sound. They
frequently build nests close to the shallow wa
ter's edge. They have an average of four eggs in
a clutch. Both parents take turns incubating the
eggs. Their young are so mobile and mature that
they may be seen swimming within 2 hours of
birth. In spite of this early development the young
normally return to the nest for resting for one
or two more days. The young fledge after one
month, but remain dependent upon their parents
for some more weeks. Young Black-necked Stilt
are being seen at STA5 and other shallow wetland
areas in inland Florida.
You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audu
bon volunteers on the July 16 birdwatching trip
to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston at the
south end of Blumberg Road. Meet at the Blum
berg Road STA5 gate at 8:30 a.m. Reservations
are required.
To sign up for the trip, send an e-mail to Mar
garet England, at sta5birding@embarqmail.com
with your name and contact information include
ing an emergency cell number for the trip day,
the date you want to go, and the number in your
party. You may also leave this information at 863
674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Bring water, snacks,
and lunch. For a schedule of STA5 trips through
December 2012 visit the HGAS website at www.
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State Board of Education meeting
Pictured from left to right: Former Chancellor of Public Schools Dr. Francis
Haithcock, former Commisioner of Education Dr. Eric Smith, current Chan-
cellor of Florida Colleges Dr. Willis Holcombe, Superintendent Rick Murphy
and former State Board of Education Chairman William T Fair. All but Chan-
cellor Holcombe have just retired from many years of dedicated service to
area School Districts and students of the State of Florida. They all have been
very supportive of many programs and needs for the Hendry County School
District.




Childhood Obesity Concerns


BY PAT DOBBINS
Hendry/Glades Health Departments
Nancy Witham, M.D., Board Certified and
well-known Pediatrician from Ft Myers (Lee
County) provided a two-hour, in-service discus
sion to staff members at the Hendry County
Health Department in LaBelle on the topic of
childhood i, ,i ri. Dr. Witham and many pe
diatricians are very concerned about the rising
trend of *i, -i, in children. Dr. Witham has a
strong desire to raise awareness about this seri
ous problem.
Staff at the Health Department had the op
portunity to ask questions to this local expert on
how to educate parents about the health effects
of childhood , .i ,, -.. starting with infants and
toddlers and usually continues into adulthood.
Obesity now affects 17% of all children and
adolescents in the U.S. which is triple the rate
from just one generation ago. Increases in over
weight and obese kids are linked directly with
the lifestyle of today's generation which can in
clude:
* Fast food is quick, cheap and easy.
SElectronic gadgets can contribute to our
children's lack of exercise.
*Children are constantly bombarded with
advertising for sugar and high fat foods.
*School lunch choices are not as healthy
as they used to be. Many vending machines in
schools sell unhealthy snacks and sodas.
*Physical education in schools is limited
due to budget cuts and concentration on FCAT
scores.
* Children don't play outside like we did
years ago due to safety concerns.
The effects of, -i , iii. can cause many health
problems which can include:
* Diabetes


* High cholesterol
*High blood pressure
* Gastric reflux (puke burps)
*Bone and joint problems
*Breathing problems
* Mental health and self-image problems
*Some cancers
*High cost of health care
Dr. Witham shared with the group some new
recommendations by the American Academy of
Pediatrics (AAP) which include:
* Children under the age of two should be
allowed no (zero) "screen viewing time" (this
includes computers, portable players, etc)
* Children under the age of two should not
be given fruit juice, which has high concentrated
levels of sugar.
*Children should not be given favored wa
ters and artificially sweetened drinks.
* Children should not be given snacks prior
to their meals.
SParents need to know that it's ok to say
"no" to a child if the child is asking for larger
portion sizes or snacks.
Dr. Witham discussed her approach to teach
ing parents about growth and development.
She uses growth charts approved by the World
Health Organization (WHO) to track height and
weight. She looks closely at trends in the mea
surements over time. She also stressed the im
portance of developing good eating habits for
children in their toddler and pre school years to
help prevent the child from becoming obese by
the time they start kindergarten. Parents can be
role models for their children by eating healthy
and getting physical exercise.
For more information about healthy habits
for kids and the prevention of childhood ', i", i;.
please visit these websites: www.myplate.gov
and www.kidshealth.org.


All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will
be accepted. Copies of the proposed amendment are available for inspection at the Hendry
County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 S. Lee St., La Belle, FL between the hours
of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of
County Commissioners' office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., La Belle, FL between the hours of
8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with
respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

Any questions pertaining to these documents should be directed to the Planning and Zoning
Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (scatala@hendryfla.net),
U.S. mail (P O. Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax (863- 675-5317).


Orvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local Planning Agency


Darrell R. Harris, Chairman
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners


NOTICE OF PROPOSED LARGE

SCALE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

AMENDMENT PUBLIC HEARINGS


Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will con-
duct a public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Hendry County Comprehensive
Plan. The hearing will take place on July 20, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA
will determine if the amendment is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan.

The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) for final consideration at a public hearing. The BCC will consider
whether or not they wish to transmit the proposed amendment to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs. This hearing will be held on August 9, 2011 at 5:05 p.m. at
Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida.

Application title: Western Oxbow Mixed Use District

Applicant: Hendry County Board of County Commissioners

Agent: Ms. Margaret Perry, AICP WilsonMiller Stantec

Request: The applicant is requesting to change the Future Land Use Element Text and
Map of the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan to create a new land use designation to be
known as the Western Oxbow Mixed Use District.




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Clewiston Weekly Sports Page


Pride Football Camp
Football Camp for (3rd-8th) graders will be
July 12 through July 15. It will be a FREE camp for
any children that want to learn skills for football.
The coaches of Clewiston Varsity Football will
help with the camp. The time will be from 9 a.m.
to 12 p.m. The location will be at the High School
Practice Field behind the Sugar Complex field.
The i i.,. .i; is to teach the fundamentals
and skills of the game of football. Register at
Youth Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or you
can register online at www.clewistonrecreation.
com. Contact, Andre Taylor at 863-228-4171.


Basketball
City of Clewiston Park & Recreation Basketball
Camp. Basketball Camp for (3rd-8th) graders will
be July 12 through July 15.
City of Clewiston and the City of South Bay are
working 1. ._., li r in this camp will have partici
pants from both cities. The baksetball camp will
be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The location will be at Clewiston Middle
School Gym. The camp is free to 30 children that
sign up first.
They will need to register on www.clewiston
recreation.com. Contact, Andre Taylor at 863-228


4171. The City of South Bay will bring about 30
children for the camp.

Summer Dance Bash
There will be a Summer Dance Bash held on
Friday, July 22, at the John Boy Auditorium in
Clewiston from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Ages 13-18 are welcome. DJ Remix Leo to
provide the best dance tunes. Security will be on
hand and concession stand will be open. Call the
youth center for more information at 863-983
1492.


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Some campers take a quick nap on their way back home from visiting Billie Swamp Safari.


A courageous camper poses with her new friend.


Campers take a fun trip to Billie Swamp Safari.


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Fireworks in the night sky
Everyone enjoyed themselves at the Fourth of July event at Sugarland Park.
There was a pre-firework gathering with food, games and even a bounce
house for the kids. The night was finished off with fireworks.


Snakes Visit the Clewiston Library


Library staff member Shirley Reynolds poses
proudly with Barron Library staff member El
len Ferguson, and regular library patron Heidi
Branch, as they give one of two Summer Reading
Special Programs on snakes and reptiles to the
children and staff of the city of Clewiston Sum
mer Camp Program. Shirley is holding her pet ball
python "Nemis."
We had 62 children and nine staff members
from Camp Fun-a-Rama for the first of these fas


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cinating and educational programs, at 9 a.m., on
Wednesday, June 29.
The second, at noon, had 43 children and 12
staff members from Camp Crayon. The present
tions kept the audience rapt and questions con
tinued long after they were over.
Topics included how to keep a pet snake, ev
erything you ever wanted to know about reptiles
and necessary information about local venomous
snakes and how to avoid them.


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July 7, 2011


BY STEVE MCKOWN
City Manager
Over the course of the late spring and early
summer, we have noted a trend at the golf
course. People do not play golf on Thursdays in
Clewiston. Our number of plays on Thursdays is
generally between 4 and 10.
We simply cannot afford to paystaff with such
low play on Thursdays. Therefore we have ad
justed our schedule to save the cost of personnel
on Thursday. Walk
ers are encouraged
to continue playing
on Thursday, and
paying their greens
fees on their next
visit to the course.
Likewise, the
patronage of the lii


level that is nomi
nal at best. As with
the golf course, we
Steve McKown have adjusted our
schedule to save
the cost of person
nel at the library on Saturdays.
As we enter another tough budget year, we
are encouraging every department to look for
areas of savings, especially when we are paying
staff with little or no benefit to our citizenry.

Staff Reports
Community Development Director
Reese reports:
Code Enforcement has opened nine new
cases for overgrown lawns and hedges. These
properties are all vacant at this time. Letters are
being mailed to the owners and if compliance is
not met, the City will mow and place a lien on
the property.
Eight signs were picked up from right-of
ways.
The new Emergency Room at Hendry Medi
cal Center is nearing the final construction stage.
The Fire Inspector had a few minor issues to be
resolved for fire/safety and the Building Inspec
tor has sent a list of final requirements to the
contractor.

Golf Course Director Pena reports:
The 10 new club car golf carts were delivered
on Thursday, June 23. The 10 older EZ-Go carts,
declared surplus by the City Commission, were
cleaned and prepared to be moved to a staging
area in the Public Works facility.
They (the surplus carts) will be available
for public inspection at the Public Works facil
ity (1200 S. Olympia St.) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sealed bids for the surplus carts will be accepted
until Wednesday, July 13, at 3 p.m. The bids are
to be delivered to Clewiston City Hall (115 W
Ventura). Each bid must be in a sealed envelope
and clearly marked "golf cart bid."
With Summer rainfall, we lost Tuesday af
ternoon and early Wednesday play. Otherwise,
play as is common for this time of year in hot
South Florida, is slow. Management is looking at
options to spur interest and cut costs.

Library Director Tommerdahl reports:
The Clewiston Library kicked off its Sum
mer Reading Program on Wednesday, June 22,
with Daisy the Clown. There were 70 kids from
Camp Fun-a-Rama in the library, along with 12


staff members, to see Daisy's special magic and
fun show. Later that same day, Daisy presented a
second show for us. At that show, there were 45
kids and 14 staff members from Camp Crayon.
On Thursday, June 23, Ms. Liz visited Harvest
Academy Preschool to present a Roaming Story
time. There were 5 children and 1 teacher press
ent to enjoy our fun and educational stories.
On Monday, June 27, children from Camp
Crayon stopped by for a Special Summer Read
ing Rainy Day Program.
We had 28 children and 6 camp staff in the
library to enjoy "Thomas the Tank Engine and
the Magic Railroad".

Assistant Police Chief Petersen re-
ports:
Officer Micah Thomas, with the help of Of
ficer Blackman, arrested two juvenile subjects
on Monday evening who had loaded firearms
on their person.
Officer Thomas had stopped to question one
of the juveniles when he became belligerent and
agitated which made Officer Thomas suspicious.
Excellent work by both of these officers.
Another arrest was made in the E Pasadena
area for loitering by an individual who was in
the backyard of a residence where the owner
said there was no reason for the individual to be
there.
School is out and we have seen an upturn in
vandalism. Officers are being more aware of the
actions and movement of our young people and
stopping to see what they are doing.
A summary of this week's activities is as fol
lows:
6 Accidents
39 Citations
6 Adult Arrests
2 Juvenile Arrests
159 Calls for Service

Public works Director Scheffler
reports:
The north and south allies have been cleaned
of litter, mowed and sprayed for weed control.
Mosquito control is in full swing. Trucks and
ATVs are running on a regular basis.
Late evening rains have forced some changes
in scheduling, however trap counts remain low.
Please remember if you have a special event,
call 863-983 1471 and set up an additional spray
in the area.
Work began Monday on the boat ramp re
pair on the Lake side of the levee. Loose debris
will be relocated in a prop-wash hole. 57 rock
will be used to level the bottom and forms will
be set so an additional 10 feet will be added to
the ramp.
Several old trees have already been broken
by recent wind and rain. Please have a licensed
tree trimmer inspect your trees and make them
storm ready. It might be surprising to find some
of the older oaks need to be removed and re
placed.
Decorations for the July Fourth celebration
were installed on Tuesday.

Utilities Director McCarthy reports:
We had an Altec small tracked backyard unit
as a demo for a week and have taken full advan
stage of it to replace several poles in areas that we
can't get to with our trucks.
This unit is at the top of our list as the next
piece of equipment to help us maintain and im
prove the reliability of our system. This unit will
be featured in our electric presentation to the
Commission in July.


Weekly City FYI


BY LINDA MEIER
VFW Post 4185
The VFW works to do good things for veter
ans, their families, and the community.
Some of the programs are Unmet Needs,
for service members and families who have
unexpected financial difficulties as a result of
their military service by providing grants, up
to $2,500 that do not have to be repaid, to help
with mortgage, rent, home, auto repairs, insur
ance, utilities, food and clothing.
Operation Uplink provides 2 days each
month when deployed service members can
make free calls to loved ones.
The VFW Legislative program keeps veter
ans, families and military personnel aware of
issues that affect them and fights to see that
Congress continues to fund the VA system, pro
vides medical/hospital care and ensures that all
military, veterans and their families are guaran
teed the benefits they have earned.
The VFW thanks our nation's educators
honoring a Teacher of the Year.
The VFW provides helpful tools to teach our
youth, the future leaders of our country, to be
proud to be an American, to support our troops
and to understand that our freedoms are not
free, but given to us because of our military per
sonnel who fought for our rights.
The VFW thanks our nation's first respond
ers for their courageous acts in ensuring our
safety.
The VFW sponsors many scholarship pro
grams: Voice of Democracy, 1.iii.. I .- - . Con
test, Patriot's Pen Essay Contest, and Scout of
the Year.
There are many Federal Benefits and dis
counts available to VFW Post members: SAT/
ACT College Preparation, Hotel, Motel and car
rentals, financial services, cell phone and com
puters, real estate and mortgage services, insur
ance programs, health care services, memorial
programs, merchandise, identity theft protect
tion, haircuts, veteran employment assistance
and floral arrangements and gifts.
The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW (LAVFW)
members live by the motto, "Honor the dead by
helping the living." We serve the veterans and
community and teach. i . .. ll patriotism.
Our programs include Scholarships, Ameri-
canism, Hospital, Legislative, Veterans and Fam-
ily Support, Youth, Community Service and es
pecially Cancer Aid & Research.
Cancer Aid & Research is a major program
and millions of dollars are raised each year by
members to help fund research to cure all can
cers. Members can apply for a Cancer Grant of
$500 when under a doctor's care for cancer.
The LAVFW offers annually a 2 Year $100,000
Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship. All
members of LAVFW #4185 in Clewiston are
covered under our Specified Disease Insurance
Plan (formerly Cancer Insurance) at no cost to
the member.
A scholarship is awarded to assist members
who wish to further their education by pursuing
a college degree or a career direction at techni
cal school.
The spouse, daughter, and son of a member
are also eligible to apply. The LAVFW spon
sors the annual American Creative Patriotic Art
Contest and promotes the Voice of Democracy


and Patriot's Pen contests. The LAVFW honors
teachers, first responders and scouts.
The LAVFW visits students in schools to dis
tribute flags and to teach and encourage our
youth to be proud Americans and to support
our troops.
The LAVFW members visit VA Hospital pa
tients to help comfort them and let them know
they are ri, i fi r-.II. . I
The LAVFW members help in our commu
nity and assist those in need. We keep aware of
Legislative issues that affect our military, veter
ans and their families and we provide assistance
to our veterans.
In addition, the LAVFW Post 4185 has hon
ored citizens in the community with certificates
for displaying the American Flag, has sponsored
and worked with students to promote our annu
al Americanism C( ,-, i.-: I - ... : I'. Contest,
worked with students and community mem
bers to Support our Troops by collecting cards
and care package items sent to deployed troops,
participated in all patriotic/veterans ceremonies
and held an annual Loyalty Day Program and
Awards Ceremony.
The VFW National Home for Children, lo
cated in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, provides
Veteran's children a place to live, learn and
grow in a loving and supportive environment if
a "family plan" fails and children need a place
to live. The Home can also assist a spouse with
children.
Living on the National Home's campus pro
vides a home, a supportive community and
whatever help children and families may need
until they can be reunited with their spouse/par
ent.
A veteran with children, who is approved for
VAVocational Re-habilitation, may .. i hII-' to
live here and get supportive services. The Home
can help veteran-related single parents get back
on their feet.
The VFW Retirement Home in Ft. McCoy,
Florida is a non-profit Independent Living Facil
ity, the only one of its kind in the world.
The Retirement home provides members of
the VFW spouses and Ladies and Men's Auxil
iary members an affordable living environment
and includes many services and programs.
It is owned and operated by the VFW Dept.
of Florida and is not subsidized by any govern
ment, federal, state or local agency.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Dept.
of Florida held its annual Dept. Convention in
Daytona Beach in June 2011. Dan Duffy was
installed as VFW Dept. of Florida Commander
and Laura Love was installed as Ladies Auxiliary
Dept. President.
Clewiston's VFW Post 4185 officers for the
2011-2012 year are Post Commander "Izzy" Var
gas, Ladies Auxiliary President Linda Meier, and
Men's Auxiliary President Randy Richbourg.
Please contact the Post at 863-983-9748 for
eligibility and additional information if you have
questions or are interested in becoming a mem
ber of this elite veteran's organization.
Leave your name and number and brief
message.
Become a member and honor our veterans,
support our troops, teach our youth, visit our
veterans in the hospitals and nursing homes
and help our community.


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$165K Bass *n Sun 11235 $102K
ass Capital #402 $122 5K
Bass 'n Sun #134 S110K RENTALS
6600 Flaghole Rd $250K lease call for rentals.
428 E Ventura 4.uni $175K HOMES
816 W Alverdez 4/3 $1549K1
618 S~: A' 3~2 OMl $4.
538 W Obispo 3/1 $82K 779 Ee Rd 312 poD S120K
429 Ave F MreHvn 2/1 $34.9K E Rd 3po $120K
4455 Hetty e W 33 UOa VACANT LAND
432 W Ventura Ave 311 $57K Montura lots - from $9.9K
337 W Atec Ave 2/1 $44.9K Pentete MonMu 2.5 sac 25K
909 Popsh 312 $300K Moo Haven - 5 lots $50K
2600 nRveri Or 1E 3;2 5140 Mior Hven - 2 kot - S39.9K
109 An Way 32 2 as S1549
615 Ridgeew CdLe 32 pod SHORT SALE
$185K 723 Cortez 3/2 pool $69.9K
1105 Haven P MHE 2/2 S1095.K 213 San Lut 43 pool $1499K


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*3/2 404 Royal Palm, detached garage $85K
*3/2 Mobile Home. 704 Seminole Ave. $82.SK
*3/2.5 Tbwn Home Sweet Lake Villas $179K
3/2 MH 710 Bowden Rd Semiole Manor RDCD $66.5K
"4/2 620 W Haiti Reduced to $135K
"4/2 Mississippi Ave. CBS w/carport $41,950
*3/1 w/carport 1052 Alabama Ave. $45K
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*891 Yacht Club 3/2 MH $65K
*827 Yacht Club 2/2 m.h. $135K
*784 Ave. D. 2/1 m.h. $48,5K
*Ortona Riverfront 4/3 w/pool 5 ac. $295K
*Waterfin'ake Access 2/2w Boat House Lowy L $120K
*WaterfrontLake Access 2/2 Lowry Ln CBS Reduced $195K
*Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 MH Blue Heron $69.9K
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*900 Acre Ranch w/ 2 story home, Imp. Pasture
*51 Acre Ranch w/ Home, Hwy 27 Frontag , almdaie $750K
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*1.25 Ac. lots Montura Ranch Estates $6K and Up
*Ladeca 15 ac. part. fenced Reduced $85K
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*200 Ft U.S. 27 Frontage Reduced to $155K
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Nobce is hereby given that on July
18, 2011 at 2:00 PM at AAA Self
Storage, 657 Hwy 27, Moore Haven,
FL, the undersigned, AAA Self Stor-
age, will sell at Public Sale by com-
petitive bidding, the personal
property heretofore stored with the
undersigned by:
Rayburn King #41
Cassid Anderson #86
390413 GCD 7/7,14/2011

NOTICEOFREGULARMEETING
OF THE BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS OF THE
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
rou are hereby notified that th
Regular Meeting of the Board o
supervisors of the Central County
Water Control District will be held
nWednesday, July 13, 2011 a
pm at the Central County Confer
nce Room located at 475 S. Cab
age Palm St. Montura Ranch
states, Clewiston, Florida. Th
purpose of this meeting is to trans
ct any and all business which may
ome before the Board. Ifa person
ecides to appeal the decision o
he Board of Superviors with re
Jpect to any matter considered a
e public meeting or hearing here
n referred he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record o
he proceedings is made, which
cord includes the tesbmony and
evidence upon which he appeal is
asked. Notice Date Change
90533 CN 6/30;7/7/2011


PUBLIC NOTICE
CHANCES TOWING & RECOVERY,
LC. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING
VEHICLES BY AUCTION @ 340 N.
INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL
3935 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES
UE TO NON PAYMENT FOR TOW
NG AND STORAGE CHARGES
URSUANT TO SUB SECTION
13.78 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTE
CHANCE'S TOWING & RECOVERY,
LC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AC
EPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALl
IlDS.
07/17/2011 8:00AM
1999 OLDS
VIN# 1GHDT13WXX2700244
391295 CN 7/7/2011




LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction at Clewiston Towing
600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiton Fl
33440 on July 18, 2011
at 10:00a.m.:
2003 Ford,
1FTNX20P03EC38013
391373 CN 7/7/2011



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2011-CA-000308
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintif,
vs.
SARAH R. TOWNSEND
A/K/A SARA TOWNSEND, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE FACTION
TO: SARAH R. TOWNSEND
A/K/A SARA TOWNSEND
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
1800 N. State Route 29
Felda, FL 33930
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property in HENDRY County,
Flonda:
BEGINNING AT THE EAST 1/4
CORNER OF SECTION 17, TOWN-
SHIP 45 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST,
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 22 MINUTES
30 SECONDS WEST 1043.51 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES
36 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST,
417.44 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 89 DEGREES 22 MINUTES
30 SECONDS EAST, 655.42 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING
RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 12 MIN-
UTES 30 SECONDS WEST 590.90
FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 88
DEGREES 47 MINUTES 30 SEC-
ONDS EAST, 367.43 FEET TO THE
WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
STATE ROAD 29; THENCE RUN
SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-
OF-WAY 566 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 01 DEGREES 09 MINUTES
05 SECONDS EAST, 28.64 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES
22 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST,
367.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses within 30 days after
he first publication, if any, on Flon-
da Default Law Group, . Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 9119 Cor-
porate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634, and file the original
with this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or peti
bon.
This notice shall be published once
each week for two consecutive
weeks in the Clewiston News.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
his Court on this 22nd day of June,
2011.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Court
By: /S/ J. Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, EL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F10104832
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilibes Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should con-
tact the Deputy Court Administrator
whose office s located at Lee County
Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700
Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
(TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via
Fonda Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days pror to this proceeding.
390487 CN 6/30;7/7/2011


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2007-895-CA
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE
HOLDERS OF THE CREDIT SUISSE
FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SE-
CURITIES CORPORATION, HOME
EQUITY PASS THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES SERIES 2007-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DOMINGO REYES, etal,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
REFORECLOSURESALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Refore-
closure Sale dated June 23 2011
and entered in Case No. 2077-895-
CA of the Circuit Court of the TWEN-
TIETH Judicial Circuit in and for
HENDRY County, Florida wherein
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION.
AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE
HOLDERS OF THE CREDIT SUISSE
FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SE-
CURITIES CORPORATION, HOME
EQUITY PASS THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 20071, is the Plaintiff
and DOMINGO REYES; SIMONA
REYES ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE. WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRON-
IC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS. INC.
AS NOMINEE FOR SELECT P6RTFO'-
LIO SERVICING INC.; PORT LA
BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
are the Defendants, The Clerk of the
Court will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE
COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING COR-
NER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH LABELLE, FLORIDA at
11:00AM, on the 27 day of July,
2011, the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment:
LOT 36, BLOCK 2150, PORT
LABELLE UNIT 4, A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4058 EAST SUNFLOWER
CIRCLE, LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the Ls Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
ofthis Courton June 24, 2011.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /S/ J. Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tam pa, Flonda 3622-5018
G09122260
"See Americans with Disabilities
Act - in accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special ac-
commodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Deputy Court Administrator
whole office is located at Lee
County Justice Center, Room
3132, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone
number (813) 335-2299;
1-800955-8711 (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to this pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 09000481CA
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC,
Plaintiff
vs.
CHARLES J. UNDERWOOD, SR, et al.
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Nobce is hereby given that pursu-
ant to a Final Judguiert of Foreclo-
sure or Order dated June 23, 2011,
entered in Civil Case Number
09000481CA, in the Circuit Court for
Hendry County, Florida, wherein AU-
RORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is the
Plaintiff, and CHARLES J. UNDER-
WOOD, SR, at at are te Defendants,
I will sell the property situated in
Hendry County, Flonda, described
as:
LOT 20, BLOCK 2324, UNIT 9,
PORT LABELLE A SUB-
DIV/SION ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECO-
REDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
144, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at Hendry
County Courthouse, Highway 80 and
Main Street, 2nd floor hallway, La-
Belle, FL 38935 at 11:00 AM, on the
27 day of July, 2011. Any person
claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the
lie pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
Dated: June 24, 2011.
Hendry County Clerk of Court
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /S/ J. Bevis
FLORIDA FORECLOSURE
ATTORNEYS, PLLC
601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690
Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 4454826
"In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons in need
of a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding shall, with-
in seven (7) days prior to any
proceeding, contact the Administra-
tive Office of the Court, PO. Box
1760, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, tele-
phone (863) 675- 5217, Tipp a
800 955 8771 or 1800 955 8770 via
Florida Relay Service"'
apre aka ki fet avek Americans With
Disabilites Act, tout mOUn Itin
gb4yir5 yw bezwen sp'esiyal pou
akomodasiyon pou yo pabsipe nan
pwogTatn sa a dwe, nan yun. tan re-
zonab an ninpot aranman kapab fet,
yo dwe kontakte Administrabve Of-
ce Of The Court i nat. mrn6ro PO.
Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33935-1750,
teldfon nam se (863) 675-5217, ou-
byen TDD 1 800 955 8771 oubyen
1 800 955 8770 i pasan pa Florida
Relay Service.
En accordance avec la Loi des
"Americans With Disabilities" Les
personnel en besom dune accorno-
dation special pour parbciper a ces
procedures dovent, dan.s un temps
reasonable, avante d'entreprendre
aucune autre cl6marche, contacted
'office administrative de la Court sit-
ue' au PO. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33935-1760, le telephone
(863) 675-5217 TIDE? 1. 800 955
8771 ou 1 800 955 8770 Via Florida
Relay Service.
"De acuerdo con el Acto 6 Decreto
de los Arnencanos con Impedimen-
tos, Inhabilitados, personas en
n.ecesidad del servicio especial para
participar en este procedirmento
debrgm, dentro dc un tiernpO raz-
onable, antes de cualquier procedi
miento, ponerse en conta.cto con la
oficina Administrative de la Corte
PO. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33935-1760, Telefono
(863) 675-5217 , TDD 1 800 955
8770 6 1 800 955 8771 Via Florida
Relay Service".
390721 CN 6/30;7/7/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow
ng certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
he certificate number, year of issuance, descripbon of property and th(
lame in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
?019 2007 1074433-03000230080 Salomon Trias
-ot 8 in Block 23 of Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, re
:orded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 thru 2 of the Public Records of Hendr,
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.
Jnless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk'
office , 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
k.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2011, which is th(
Zlst day of July, 2011.
Dated this 16th day of June, 2011.
Barbara S. Butle
Clerk of Circuit Cour
Hendry County, Florind
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2011-CA-000090
SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff
v.
CATHRYN D. FULBRIGHT; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CATHRYN D.
FULBRIGHT; HORACE H. FULB-
RIGHT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HOR-
ACE H. FULBRIGHT, ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
TENANT #1; TENANT #2,
Defendants.
NOTICE OFSALE
Nobce is hereby given, pursuant to
Final Judgment of Foreclosure for
Plaintff entered in this cause, in the
Circuit Court of HENDRY County,
Florida; I will sell the property situat-
ed in HENDRY County, Flonda de-
scribed as:
LOTS 6, 7, AND 8, OF STEW-
ARTS SUBDIVISION OF
BLOCKS 15, 33 & 34, OF
GOODNOS SUBDIVISION OF
LABELLE, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 65, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
and commonly known as: 755 Fort
Thompson Street, Labelle, Florida
33935, at public sale, to the highest:
and best bidder, for cash, at the
Hendry County Courthouse, 25 Hick-
pochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, on
July 27, 2011, at 11:00 A.M.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST TN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate
in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact Sheila Mann,
Court Operations Manager,
whose office is located at Lee
County Justice Center, 1700
Monroe St., Ft. Myers, FL 33901,
and whose telephone number is
(239) 533-1700, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled ap-
pearance is less than 7 days; if
you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.
Dated this June 24, 2011.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /S/ J. Bevis
Deputy Clerk
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uly 21, 2011, for the following Proposals:
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FORGLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 11-CA-13
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSHEWA D. VEST, et. al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated May 10, 2011, and Order
to Reset Foreclose Sale dated
6/14/2011, entered in Case No. 11-
CA-13 in the Circuit Court of the 20th
Judicial Circuit in and for Glades
County, Florida wherein Seacoast Na-
tional Bank is Plaintiff and Joshewa
D. Vest and Jane Doe, unknown ten-
ant are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash
at the Glades County Courthouse,
500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida
33471 at 11:00 am on 21st day of
July, 2011, the following described
property Glades County, Florida:
LOT 99, A REPLAT OF A PORTION
OF THIRD ADDITION TO BUCK-
HEAD RIDGE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 32 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 June, 2011.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ Julie Braddock
DEPUTY CLERK
390312 GCD 6/30;7/7/2011


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-1326-CA
HOME FINANCING CENTER, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
MARIA A. HADDOCK, et ux., et al.,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Final Judgment
Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered
on June in this case now pending in
said Court, the style of which is indi-
cated above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the HENDRY
County Courthouse, on the 2nd Floor
of the Clerk of Circuit Courts office,
25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle,
Florida 33935 at 11:00 a.m., on the
27th day of July, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
THE WEST ONE-HALF OF LOT
17, ALL OF LOTS 18, 19 AND
20, BLOCK 11, BELMONT SUB-
DIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 1. PAGE 9
PUBLIC RECORDS Ot HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 301 7TH AVENUE,
LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935
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.
ENTERED at HENDRY County,
Florida, this 23rd day of JUNE, 2011.
Barbara S. Butler
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry, Florida
By: /S/ J. BEVIS
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 26-2011-CA-000396
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR CSAB 2006-4
Plaintiff,
v.
TINA M. JUAREZ A/K/A
TINA JUAREZ, ET A.L.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TINA M. MARE7 A/KJA TINA
JUAREZ, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
TINA M. JUAREZ AJNJA TINA JUA-
REZ, and all unknown parbes
claiming by, through, under or
against the above named. Defen-
dants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties claim as heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants
Current Residence Unknown, but
whose last known address was:
4023 BISHOP CIRCLE, LABELLE, FL
33935-5426
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an. ac-
bon to foreclose a mortgage on the
following property in Hendry County,
Florida, to-wit:
LOT 12, BLOCK 2171, OF PORT
LABELLE, UNIT 4, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA., Plaintiffs at-
torne, whose address is 12425 28th
Street North, Suite 200, St. Peters-
burg, FL 33716, on or before August
5, 2011 or within thirty (30) days af
ter the first publicabon of this Notice
of Acbon, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court at 25 East
Hickpoochee Avenue, PO. Box 1760,
LaBelle, FL 33975-1760, either be-
fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Court on this 27 day of June, 2011.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY /S/ J. Bevis
Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING YOU ARE ENTITLED
AT NO COST TO YOU TO THt
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE
DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRA-
TOR WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCATED
AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, E. MARION AVE-
NUE PUNTA GORDA. FL 33950,
AND WHOSE TELEPHONE NUM-
BER IS (941) 637-2281, WITHIN
TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR
RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IM-
PAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771.
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Clewiston, Okeechobee, and each of their surrounding areas:
Effective July 11, 2011, Jewelry TV will move, as a test launch, from
Digital Preferred to Digital Starter and remain on channel 188. The
official launch will be on August 9, 2011.
GENERAL INFORMATION:
After a notice of a re-tering of a video service or a rate increase, you
may change your level of service at no additional charge for a period
of 30 days from the effective date of the change. Otherwise, chang-
es in the services you receive at your request may be subject to the
upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card. Prices
are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user
fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate
arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not
apply. Upon proper notice, all pacing, programming, channel loca-
tions and packaging are subject to change.
If you have any questions or concerns,
please call 800-COMCAST (800-266-2278).
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-001273
INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JEFFREY SHEARER, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
REFORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Refore-
closure Sale dated June 23, 2011
and entered in Case No. 26-2008-
ca-001273 of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for HENDRY County, Florida wherein
INDYMAC FEDERAL BANKS FSB, is
the Plainbff and JEFFREY SHEARER;
TRACY A. SHEARER; are the Defen-
dants, The Clerk of the Court will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BE-
ING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY
OF THE HENRY COUNTY ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING CORNER OF
HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the
27 day of July, 2011, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 24 AND THE NORTH 25
FEET OF LOT 23, BLOCK 4, OF
LABELLE PARK SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 111 HARDEE STREET
LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
ofthis Courton June 24, 2011.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /S/ J. Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 3622-5018
F08101504
"See Americans with Disabilities
Act - in accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special ac-
commodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Deputy Court Administrator
whole office is located at Lee
County Justice Center, Room
3132, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone
number (813) 335-2299;
1-800955-8711 (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to this pro-
ceeding.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 10 CA 630
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
acting through the United States De-
partment of Agriculture, Rural Devel-
opment, f/k/a Farmers Home
Administration,
Plaintiff
vs.
JAMES H. EDWARDS, JR., an unmar-
ned person; and HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Summary Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered on June
29, 2011, by the above entitled Court
in the above styled cause, the under-
signed Clerk of Court or any of his
duly authorized deputies, will sell the
property situated in Hendry County,
Florida, described as:
Lot 13, Block B, of HARLEN AD-
DITION NO. 9, PHASE ONE, ac-
cording to Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages
138 and 139, of the current
Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida.
at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash on August 3,
2010, at 11:00 A.M. at the Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpoch-
ee Avenue, Labelle, Florida at the
front office of Clerk of Circuit Court,
2nd Floor Hallway, Administration
Building, subject to all ad valorem
taxes and assessments for the real
property described above.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODA-
TION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT
THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATOR, 1700 MONROE STREET,
3RD FLOOR, FORT MYERS, FLORID-
DA 33901, TELEPHONE
(863) 335-2299, WITHIN TWO (2)
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE. IF HEARING IM-
PAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, OR
VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE.
DATED on June 30, 2011.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Office 1760
LaBelle, FL 33975
BY: J. Bevis
Deputy Clerk
391278 CN 7/7,14/2011




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LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that Hednck Brothers Construcbon / Asset Builders
LLC (Construction Managers) on behalf of The School District of Palm Beach
county, Florida (SDPBC) invite Requests For Proposal (RFP) from Land Own
rs interested in receiving soil classified as Organic Silt, Peat (Muck) deliv
ered to their Land. The Muck has been sampled and analyzed during a Phase
1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment and found to be contaminated
with arsenic and dieldrin at concentrations that could be potential pose a
health risk to students and other SDPBC employees.
The Muck will be excavated from an 18.5 acre agricultural site located on
venue G, Belle Glade, Florida. The estimated quantity of Muck is 3,200 +/
commercial truck loads. Currently the Muck excavation and removal is sched
uled between November 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.
he SDPBC will require the Proposer to provide documentation acceptable to
e SDPBC confirming the Proposer is the land Owner of record.
n order for a land / site to be considered acceptable to receive the relocated
Muck the Proposer will be responsible to perform certain existing soil testing
procedures and to provide test result information as a part of the Reuest
r Proposal response. Soil samples must be collected by or under direct su
ervision of a Florida licensed Professional Engineer of Geologist and in ac
ordnance with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Soil
ample Standard Operations Procedure. Soil samples must be analyzed by a
tate of Florida licensed laboratory.
rhe Proposer will be responsible for all costs to prepare a Request For Pro
posal response.
The SDPBC reserves the right to reject any or all offers or to accept any of-
fers which is in its best interest. The SDPBC also reserves the right to waive
any informalities, irregularities, and technicalities in procedure.
contact Berretta Davis - Phone 561-689-8880 Fax 561-681-5088 to receive
Request for Proposal documents.
The Request for Proposal due date is July 15, 2011.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public
hearing on the following petition on July 20, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse,
Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the
application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the applica-
tion for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code.

The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County
Commissioners for final consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on August 9,
2011 at 5:05 p.m. at the City of Clewiston, Commission Chambers, 115 W Ventura Ave, Clewiston,
Florida.

Copies of the files and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the
Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may
be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Interested parties may appear at the meetings and be heard with respect to the matter.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


Petition Number:

Applicant:

Ordinance Title:







Location:

Property size:

Request:


VA11-0001

Ricardo and Sylvia Gonzalez; represented by Mrs. Mary Ann Marroquin

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A VARIANCE OF
THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, MORE
SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-56-21, OFFSITE SIGNS, TO ALLOW
A BUSINESS RELATED OFFSITE SIGN IN THE RESIDENTIAL/
HIGH DENISTY (RG-3) ZONING DISTRICT.

1100 CR 78, LaBelle, FL

0.78 acre +/-

The applicant is requesting a variance from section 1-56-21, Offsite
Signs, to allow one sign advertising her businesses (childcare, Notary
Public, Avon) in a Residential/High Density (RG-3) zoning district.


Legal description of subject property:

DESCRIPTION: (AS PROVIDED BY CLIENT)
LOTS 11, 12, 13, 66, 67, 68, NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, IN THE SOUTH-
EAST QUARTER OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 16, PUBLIC RECORDS,
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.


Orvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local Planning Agency


Darrell R. Harris, Chairman
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 10-CA-1167
FIRST BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LABELLE ACQUISITIONS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, RONALD S.
WEBSTER, individually, JAMES B. KARTER, LEE A. CHRISTY and KIMBERL
M. CHRISTY, husband and. wife,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated the
23 day of June, 2011, and entered in Case No. 10-CA-1167 of the Circui
Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida
wherein First Bank is the Plaintiff and LaBelle Acquisitions, LLC, Ronald S.
Webster, James B. Karter, Lee A. Chnsty and Kimberly M. Christy are the De
pendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in front of the of
fice of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Hendry County Courthouse (being
the 2nd floor hallway of the Hendry Courts Building) in LaBelle, Florida, a
11:00 a.m. on the 27 day of July, 2011, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to-wit:
A tract of land lying in Section 2, Township 43S, Range 29E, Hendry
County, Florida; Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Section 2,
Township 43 S, Range 29E, Hendry County, Florida; thence N 89038'52" W
along the North line of said Section 2, Township 43S, Range 29E, 3158.26
feet to the Southerly right of way line of Canal C43 (Caloosahatchee Riv
er), the Point of Beginning. Thence Southeasterly S 2255'15" E for 955.29
feet, more or less, to the point of intersecbon with the Southeasterly line
of a 100.00 feet wide drainage easement containing the original Caloosa
hatchee River; Thence Southwesterly S 38057'57" W for 217.00 feet along
the Southeasterly line of said drainage easement; thence Northwesterly
57'54'31" W for 588.00 feet; thence Northwesterly N 31"54'35" W fo
540.00 feet; more or less to the Southerly right of way line of Canal C-43;
thence Northeasterly N 63035'14" E for 603.38 feet along the Southerly
right of way line of said Canal C-43 to the Point of Beginning,
Together with and subject to a mutual, nonexclusive easement, 70 feet in
width, for ingress, egress and utilities over the ingress/egress access ease
ment. The Boundaries of the 70 feet wide, mutual, nonexclusive ingress,
egress and utilibes easement are 35 feet on each side of and parallel with
the centerline of said easement, which is described as follows:
Starting at the intersection of the Western boundary of Section 2, Town
ship 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, with the Northern
boundary of State Road 80; thence Easterly N 84'1056" E for �'n f-t
more or less, along the Northern right of way line of State R ,r ,
thence Northerly N 00'45'12"W for 10.20 feet; thence Easterly N .
E for 859.31 feet along the Northern right of way line of State Route 80 to
the intersection with the Western boundary of a 200 feet wide drainage
easement; thence Easterly N 84'07'36" E for 399.23 feet along the Nort
ern right of way line of State Route 80 to the Point of Beginning of the
centerline of the said 70 feet wide easement.
Thence from the Northern right of way line of State Route 80, Northwest
erly N 09'23'23" W for 415.00 feet; thence Northwesterly N 36'37'29" W
for 207.53 feet to a point, hereinafter known as Point "A thence continue
Northwesterly N 3603729' W for 260.83 feet to a point, hereinafter known
as Point "B"; thence Southwesterly S 7442'30" W for 675.62 feet; thence
Northwesterly N 2901559" W for 350.00 feet; being a line lying parallel
with and 35.00 feet West of the Easterly boundary line of Tract 15; thence
Northeasterly N 08'37'15" W for 219.83 feet; thence Easterly S 89010'51
E for 381.96 feet; thence Northeasterly N 63'35'14" E for 430.00 feet to
the Point of Termination of the centerline of the said 70 feet wide ease
ment in Tract 12.
Together With: Start at said Point A"; thence Northeasterly N 57056'07
E for 429.95 feet; thence Easterly N 83'36'55" E for 800.00 feet; to the
Point of Termination of the centerline of the said 70 feet wide easemen
from Point"A"in Tract 7.
Together With: Start at said Point "B"; thence Northeasterly N 57'56'07" E
for 483.15 feet; thence Northeasterly N 38'57'57" E for 300.00 feet; to the
Point of Termination of the centerline of the said 70 feet wide easemen
from Point "B" in Tract 11,
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
[F ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or
der to parbcipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ken Kellum, Court Opera
tions Manager whose office is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700
Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number i
239-533-1700 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice o
Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800- 955-8771.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Courtthis 24 day of June, 2011
BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of the Cour
BY /S/ . Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
390729 CN 6/30;7/7/2011


HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF CHANGE TO LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
CONCERNING VACATION OF PLATS,
RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND EASEMENTS
The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida proposes to
adopt the following by ordinance:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY
CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-54, SUBDIVISION REGULA-
TIONS, SPECIFICALLY ARTICLE VIII, VACATION OF PLATS
RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND EASEMENTS; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR
CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A public hearing on the ordinance will be held before the Local Planning
Agency of Hendry County on July 20, 2011, at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry
County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, La
Belle, Florida. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held before the
Board of County Commissioners on July 26, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. in the Hendry
County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, La
Belle, Florida, to consider the recommendabon of the Local Planning Agency
and to discuss the ordinance.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the pro
posed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such hearing, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the County
Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.
Drvell Howard, Chairman Darrell R. Harris, Chairman
Local Planning Agency Board of County Commissioners
391198 CN/CB 7/7/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow
ng cerbficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number, year of issuance, descripbon of property and thf
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3168 2007 4104329-06023370200 Bradley Residential LLC
% Deanos Full Service Inc
Lot 20, Block 2337, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the pla
hereof Recorded 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 righ of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Flonda.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk'!
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of August, 2011, which I
e 1th day ofAugust, 2011.
Dated this 29th day of June, 2011.


1391265 CN 7/7.14.21.28/2011


C aroara b. buIeu
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florlda


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow
ng cerbficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
he certificate number, year of issuance, descripbon of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3167 2007 4104329-06023370190 Deanos Full Servce Inc
Lot 19, Block 2337, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the pla
hereof Recorded 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
ascribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of August, 2011, which is
e 11th day of August 2011.
Dated this 29th day of June, 2011.


1391252 CN 7/7.14.21.28/2011


Bamara S. Butlen
Clerk of Circuit Cour
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
PURCHASE PREFERENCE FOR LOCAL VENDORS AND BUSINESSES
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis
sioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at 5:00 p.m., in
the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East HickpoocheE
venue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to purchase pref
erence for local vendors and businesses:
N ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS O
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY
CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-2, ADMINISTRATION, SPE-
CIFICALLY ARTICLE XI. PURCHASE PREFERENCE FOR LOCAL VEN-
DORS AND BUSINESSES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICA-
rION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the pro
posed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/sh
ill need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding s made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the County
Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Darrell R. Harris, Chairman
391196 CB/CN 7/7/2011

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing
The Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC), as defined in Section
259.035, Florida Statutes, announces a public meeting to which all persons
are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Friday, August 19, 2011 at 9:00 AM (Only); August 11 and
12, 2011 has been CANCELLED
PLACE: Mar]ory Stoneman Douglas Building
conference Rooms A&B
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: ARC reviews proposals fo
e management and use of state-owned conservation lands and for identfy
ng new lands for potential conservation via state acquisition. The ARC public
hearing and meeting for August 11 and 12, 2011 has been CANCELLED.
RC will receive public testimony and conduct its business at its meeting tc
August 19, 2011.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained 7 days in advance of the meeting by
contacting: Teresia Whalen, Office of Environmental Services a
(850)245-2784 or on the web at www.flondaforever.org.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person
requiring special accommodations to parbcipate in this workshop/meebng is
ontacting: Teresia Whalen, Office of Environmental Services a
(850)245-2784 or teresia.whalen@dep.state.fl.us. If you are hearing o
peech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service,
1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
For more information, you may contact: Teresia Whalen, Office of
Environmental Services at (850)245-2784 or teresia.whalen dep.state.fl.us.
390913 ON 7/6 CGS 7/7/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow
ng certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
he certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
lame in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & Ilene Klasfeld Co Tr, the holden
)f the following cerbficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is
;ued thereon. The cerbficate number, year of issuance, description of prop
erty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED


64 2007 4104329-06023370050 Deanos Full Service Inc 180 2007 4104329-06023430090 Lloyd W. Hulcolm
ot 5, Block 2337, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the pla ot 9, Block 2343, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the pla
hereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, hereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County
lorida. lorida.
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 exisbng 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.
Jnless such cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de Jnless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
ccnbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's ccnbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk'.
office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Floda, at 11:0 office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0(
.M, on the Second Thursday in the month of August, 2011, which is .M., on the Second Thursday in the month of August, 2011, which I
he 11th day of August 2011. he 11th day of August, 2011.
Dated this 29th day of June, 2011. Dated this 29th day of June, 2011.


N C8 521931 7/71 1


Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Cou r
Hendry County, Florida


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Proposal No.2011- 22
sealed Proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners o
-lendry County, Florida, at the Administrabve Wing, Room A-226 (Clerk's Of
ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., La
3elle, Florida, unbl 2:00 PM EDT, Thursday, July 14, 2011, for "Airglades
ndustral Building 5-Year Lease", located at 760 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston
L 33440 (fna OceanBoy Farms). Proposals will be opened on Thursday, July
14, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT, or shortly thereafter, in the Administrabve Wing
outsidee Room A-226 (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Com-
lex, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All responses to this request
ill be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any proposals
received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or consid
red.
copy of the Specifications and Proposer's Instrucbons can be obtained
om e office ofthe Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 16
Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, 33935, Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida,
3975-2340, or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
gay any costs incurred in the preparation ofa response to bid, or to contract
oany services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all Propo
sals, with or without cause and/or accept the Proposal that, in its judgment,
will be in the best interest of the County.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
Drug/Smoke Free Work Place.
darrell R. Harris, Chairman
board of County Commissioners
91472 CN 7/7/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC the holders of the follow
ng certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
he certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
lame in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3179 2007 4104329-06023430060 Lloyd W. Hulcolm
ot 6, Block 2343, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the pla
hereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County,
lorida.
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
cribed 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 August, 2011, which is
he 11th day of August, 2011.
Dated this 29th day of June, 2011.


1391253 CN 7/7,14,21,28/2011


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


P91268 CN 7/7,14,21,28/2011


Barbara S. Bute
Clerk of Circut Cour
Hendry County, Florld


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & Ilene Klasfeld Co Tr, the holders
)f the following cerbficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is
ued thereon. The cerbficate number, year of issuance, description of prop
erty and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3001 2007 4104329-03021240170 CleoA. Miller
ot 17, Block 2124, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the pla
hereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County,
lornda.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to exisbng easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
cnrbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
office 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0
.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of August, 2011, which is
he 11th day of August 2011
Dated this 29th day of June, 2011.
Barbara S. Buel
Clerk of Circuit Couri
Hendry County, Florida
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CITY OFCLEWISTON
Golf Carts Sale
The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids for ten (10) surplus golf carts
until three p.m., local time, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Clewiston City
Hall, 115 West Ventura Ave., Clewiston, Florida. At this time and place, the
bids will be opened and read aloud.
The golf carts will be available for public inspection at the Public Works fa-
clity, at 1200 S Olympia Street, Clewiston, FL Monday thru Friday from 8:00
a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Each of the carts is 8 years old, but has been well-main-
tamed.
Each bid must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked GOLF CART BID.
Each bid must include the cart number, buyer's name, telephone number,
address, and the amount of the bid. Multiple bids may be put in the same
sealed envelope. Bids may be mailed to, or hand delivered to, Marilyn
McCorvey, City Clerk, City of Clewiston, 115 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, FL
33440. No responsibility shall be attached to any officers for the premature
opening of a bid not properly addressed and identified.
The City of Clewiston reserves the right to reject any and all bids, with or
without cause, and to waive technical errors and informalities. Buyers will
have three (3) days to tender a certified check or cash to the City Clerk and
remove purchased golfcarts from City property.
390448 CN 6/30;7/7/2011


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PRELIMINARY PLAT APPLICATION
HENDRY COUNTY
notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry Count�
LPA) will hold a public hearing on July 20, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendr
countyy Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle
:londa, to consider the Preliminary Plat Application of River Landings
:PL11-0001), a subdivision of a porbon of Sections 21 and 28, Township 4:
South, Range 28 East. The subdivision is located north of SR 80, south o
:he Calooshatchee River, and east of the Lee County line.
:opies of the files and information regarding the pebtion are available fo
publicc inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department
165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through
:nday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
:f a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
:o any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need t
ensuree that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record in
ludess the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Orvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local Planning Agency
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Bacterial Imbalances Linked to Disease that Strikes Infants


BY ROBERT H. WELLS
UF
New findings by the University of Florida may
help lead to a cure for a deadly disease that pri
marily afflicts premature newborns.
'I . . ,i. in..: enterocolitis, or NEC, is the death
of tissue in the bowels that causes inflammation,
abdominal distention, bleeding, and in about 25
percent of the cases, mortality. It most often oc
curs in newborns during the first weeks of life.
Current treatments for NEC depend on the
severity and include surgical and non-surgical
techniques. Medical care for infants with NEC is
estimated to cost up to $1 billion each year in the
United States.
The cause of NEC is unknown, but in a new
study UF researchers have pinpointed bacterial
imbalances associated with the onset of the dis
ease, as well as a potentially new pathogen that
may also be connected.
Their findings are published this month in the
online journal PLoS ONE.
"Understanding what causes the disease will
potentially lead us to better ways of 1'" ' *1 11i-:
and treating it," said Volker Mai, an author on the
study and a microbiologist with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences and Emerging
Pathogens Institute.
"Our findings would also potentially lend
themselves to early diagnosis of the disease,
which again could be followed up by appropri
ate treatment, which hopefully would result in a
reduction of the disease incidence," he said.
Examples of treatments, he said, could in
clude antibiotics or bacteriophage therapy in
which viruses harmless to humans are used to
attack bacteria.
In the study, the microbiological composition
of stools from nine very low birthweight infants
with NEC was compared to stools from nine
healthy infants. Samples were collected both one
week before the onset of NEC and three days be


fore the disease appeared.
The researchers used a cutting-edge DNA ex
amination technique known as high-throughput
sequencingto . . .1. , ii..... typesofmicro
organisms than ever before, including a possibly
new type of bacterium that increased in the week
prior to diagnosis.
Also unique to this study, Mai said, was an
examination of the microorganisms before the
disease developed because previous studies only
looked at them after diagnosis.
"The big advantage of our study is that we are
utilizing the prospective approach that means we
are collecting samples from these pre-term in
fants before they get sick and can thus look at the
microorganisms that colonize their guts before
these children got a disease," Mai said.
Dr. Josef Neu, a pediatrics professor in UF's
College of Medicine, was principal clinical invest
gator on the study.
He said the study also found some possibly
predictive biomarkers, or proteins that can be
derived from a gentle swab of the baby's cheek,
that are different from those found in babies who
didn't _-, i I. disease. This field of study is known
as proteomics.
"Much more work needs to be done to
validate these results, but we are still collecting
samples and will repeat these studies on a much
larger sample," Neu said.
"But looking closely at the microbes in the gas
trointestinal tract using state-of the-art microbial
sequencing technology and proteomics should
help us potentially find a better treatment for the
disease or be able to determine which babies are
at greatest risk for development of the disease, so
we can better target our therapies," he said.
The research was funded by the National
Institutes of Health, or NIH, and is part of NIH's
Human Microbiome Project. The project aims to
explore and understand microorganisms that live
in and on healthy and sick humans.


PHOTO /UF
Volker Mai, a microbiologist with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and
Emerging Pathogens Institute, poses in his lab on campus in Gainesville in this UF/IFAS file
photo from 2008. Mai and a team of researchers, including Dr. Josef Neu, a pediatrics profes-
sor in UF's College of Medicine, are studying the microorganisms associated with necrotizing
enterocolitis, a deadly disease that primarily afflicts premature newborns.




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PILL I
Continued I U 4


A paper is on the window of the office. It
states that people should not linger outside the
front door but wait in the back parking lot until
their appointment time.
According to one business person near the of
fice, lines of people form on Wednesdays down
Bond Street for the business.
"It is not who you would expect to see," she
said about the patients who wait to see the doc
tor. "They drive nice cars. They're not low lifes in
other words."
The patients take over the unpaved parking lot
for another business, a restaurant on Sugarland
Highway.
The owner doesn't seem to mind.
"As long as they have a legal right to go there
(there is nothing I can do about it.)" said Dennis
Mann. "I don't like it."
He remains leery of the customers.
"They are people that you would not want
dating your daughter," he said.
Dr. Raymond Failer, who runs the office, re
turned the request for a comment but became
wary when i . - i, ii. i of his office, pill mills and
local opinion came up. Believing that the phone
conversation was being recorded, and assured
that it was not, he refused to comment further,
saying only, "People on Bond Street have no idea
what they are talking about," he said. "They need
to be looked at, not me. I don't give out pills."
Meanwhile, police can be seen more actively
patrolling the area during the times that the office
is open.
Soon, they may be able to due more than just
patrol. Already, the spillover from the narcotics is
taking up law enforcement's time with more and
more people being arrested for prescription drug
abuse.
The change has altered the dynamics of law
enforcement. Deputies and officers are now ap
prehending and dealing with subjects who re
main drugged for much longer periods of time
than with traditional drugs.
According to Detective Sgt. Robert Archer, a
cocaine "high" can remain in a person's system
for 30 minutes depending on the amount taken.
With a prescription drug with a time release for
mula, that same person can remain high for up
to six hours.
Archer heads up the county's narcotics unit.
He is one of many law enforcement officials
throughout the state closely following new legis
lation aimed at curtailing and restricting the kind
of careless over-prescribing of medications at pill
mills and some Dain management centers.


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Dennis Mann said his businesses has not been affected in any financial way due to the large number of clients to a nearby clinic, but he does
not trust them either way.


prescriptions. Currently, pharmacies have no le
gal requirement to consult with doctors on every
prescription filled.
-A new database will allow tracking prescrip
tions from patient to manufacturer, keeping a
well-documented trail of each patient's history.
A part of the new regulations limits the amount
that pharmacies can prescribe, which could end
up affecting smaller pharmacies.


partnered with other local pharmacies to maintain
a watchful eye on prescriptions, but said he has
seen little indication of pill mill activity locally.
"I can fill these prescriptions and be very prof
itable in business but I choose not to," said Kaki
who a year ago noticed patients from Kentucky
and Tennessee attempting to fill prescriptions,
taking advantage of the state's lax policies on pill
mills.


"I've seen it (rampant prescription drug abuse) in all different age ranges, all different races. The
youngest that we've encountered is 16, but I'm sure they're younger ones than that. I thought it
would be something they would regulate a lot sooner."
- Detective Sgt. Robert Archer
commenting on the growing prescription drug abuse phenomenon


Among the new regulations recently signed by
Governor Rick Scott:
-The amount of time that pharmacies are
required to report filled prescriptions to a search
able database will be reduced from 15 days to 7
days, reducing the possibility of doctor-shopping
by patients.
SElectronic and counterfeit-proof prescrip
tion pads will cut down on falsified or tampered


K & M Drugs in Clewiston isn't one of those
smaller pharmacies that may be affected. Ac
cording to Haitham Kaki, who operates the local
business with a partner, the restriction will not ad
versely affect business, since the pharmacy does
not reach the levels outlined in the new legisla
tion.
Kaki is an avid opponent of pill mills and pain
management centers that over-prescribe. He has


"It destroys people's families. It's just an ad
diction and it's sad," the pharmacist said.
According to Archer, a 70-year-old man from
LaBelle was caught doctor-shopping for pain kill
ers, using some himself and then selling the rest
for profit. Although the synthetic drugs cost slight
ly more than traditional drugs, the use of them
has spiked so much that within the last year-and
a-half it accounted for 60 to 70 percent of all nar


cotic arrests in Hendry County.
The state of Florida accounts for 86 percent of
all oxycodone prescriptions in the United States.
One doctor last year alone prescribed more oxy
codone than the entire state of California.
"I've seen it in all different age ranges, all differ
ent races," said Archer. "The youngest that we've
encountered is 16, but I'm sure they're younger
ones than that."
Archer has been frustrated by the lack of le
gal remedies when it comes to pill mills, arguing
regarding non-existent legislation, "I thought it
would be something they would regulate a lot
sooner."
He is happy with thte incoming legislation.
Kaki remains hopeful.
"We just don't want that (drug activity) in
Clewiston," said Kaki.
Some business owners near the suspected
pill mill, however, disguise the problem by not
directly acknowledging the practice. To them, it's
a minor inconvenience, a thing to deal with when
it rolls around once or twice a month.
Others even manage sympathy toward the pa
tients who frequent the center.
"I'm not going to stereotype them," said one
man. "I'm not going to label them."
Lamenting the situation, another business
owner commented, "Just come out on Wednes
days and see what we see," he said.




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