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Vol. 86 No. 25


Thursday, January 7, 2010


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General Info

Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. parade
The City of Belle Glade invites
the community to participate in the
annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
parade. This year's theme is "Con-
tinuing the Dream." The parade is
set for Monday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m.
If you are interested in submitting
an entry, pick up a form from City
Hall. All forms must be returned
to Mrs. Mary Evans at city hall by
Monday, Jan. 11.
Parade Route: North West 4th
Street, next to Lake Shore Middle
(Heading South) Line up (en-
tries must be in place by 9:30
a.m.) Make left on West Canal
Street, North, make right on Main
Street, make right on MLK Blvd.
West, make right on South West
10th Street, end at Mt. Zion A.M.E.
Church.
The memorial service will be-
See Briefs Page 20

Lake Level


13.52 feet
above sea level

Index
C lassifieds .................................. 13
Public Forum ................................. 3
O bits ......................................... 6
S c h o o ls .................... .................... 10

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Cold weather has


Agent: 'We're not out
of the woods yet'

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
HENDRY COUNTY -- The fore-
casters have been wrong before.
Local farmers are hoping they'll
be wrong once more.
Earlier this week, citrus pro-
ducers scrambled to put plans into
place in case a predicted freeze
threatened to damage their crops.
Even for a Florida winter, this


week's weather has bit hard
cold, and the possibility of
extended freeze worried so]
Weather watchers said Tues
would be a cold day, especially
the areas like Western Palm Be
County and Hendry County, v
the National Weather Center i
ing freeze watches for most of
communities around the lake.
But the forecasts have fa
short and the cold, if anything, r
have benefited the citrus crop.
question is whether farmers h
seen the worst of the unseas
ably cooler temperatures.


yet to damage crops
and As the forecasts enter the week- and 1989 in particular caused ma-
an end, the weather service reported jor devastation in the Florida citrus
me. the probability that temperatures industry.
day would dip once more heading into "We're hoping for the best, but
for Saturday and Sunday. To most, this planning for the worst," said Mr.
ach simply means they'll be reaching Chapman, who was optimistic but
vith for their coats and jackets a little not confident that the weather this
ssu- longer; to farmers, it is tantamount year would come nowhere near
the to a battle against the destructive those industry low points.
force of a Florida freeze. The irony in this is that citrus
llen To Tris Chapman, vice presi- operations were moved further
nay dent of operations at Southern south to areas like Hendry County
The Gardens in Hendry County, the after the 1980s, in large part to re-
ave freeze conjures up memories of duce the possibility that the cooler


on--


ht e freezes of the 1980s, when re-
cord temperatures in 1983, 1985


See Crops Page 20


Gauging the necessity of a community college


Does a more
affordable institution
provide a well-
rounded education?

By Ashley Causey
Special to The Sun
The term community college
does not have the same bearing it
did fifteen years ago.
The remainder of 2007 marked
the beginning of America's two-
year recession. During this time
more than 3.6 million Americans
lost their jobs.
In order to keep up with the al-
tering economic landscape, com-
munity colleges have proven to be
an attractive option for working
professionals seeking advance-
ment, or new students hoping to
save money by foregoing the tradi-
tional university route.
According to the American As-
sociation of Community Colleges,
during the fall of 2005 more than
6.5 million 18- to 24-year-olds at-
tended a two-year university.


More and more students are gravitating toward attending a community college before transfer-
ring to a traditional university. PBCC continues providing incentives, such as the Sugar Insti-
tute Technology, in a bid to continue enticing students to register.
Pros and cons tween four-year universities and age cost of a private four year col-
community colleges is the cost.
The obvious difference be- Collegeboard.com states the aver- See College Page 18


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Another year has come and gone and
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Resolutions are great but prevention is
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About half of all deaths from heart dis-
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Thousands of coronary artery bypass
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Surgery is not the cure for all heart attack-
prone people.
Treatments for heart disease aren't cures
either.
Procedures can't slow the buildup of fatty
deposits in arteries which causes most heart
disease.
The buildup of fatty deposits in arteries
often begins in childhood, but it may be de-
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on prevention.
Risk factors that we can modify, treat or
control include: tobacco use, high blood
cholesterol, high blood pressure, lack of
physical activity, being obese or overweight,
and diabetes.


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your bike.
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It's important to follow the basics: eat a
healthy diet by choosing a variety of fruits
and vegetables.
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in moderation. Eating right makes you feel
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like heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes,
stroke, and osteoporosis
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Walk in the Past: The Rules of War


By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The Battle of Hatcheelustee (Jan. 8, 1837)
could have been the last battle fought in the
Second Seminole Indian War because it re-
inforced the futility of waging war against
the United States to many of the war weary
Seminoles,. The ripple effect of the resulting
battle came when several Seminole leaders
approached the soldiers under a truce, to re-
quest a meeting with General Jeup.
After the meeting, General Jesup declared
an armistice until February 18, 1837, when
the Seminoles would return and resume
peace negotiations. The negotiations were
late in coming and started at a later date.
On March 6, 1837, an agreement was finally
reached, and the document called "Capitu-
altion of the Seminole Nation of Indians and
their allies by Jumper, Holatoochee, and Ya-
holoochee, representing the principle chief
of Micanopy" was signed.
The principle provisions of the Capitula-
tion document called for the relocation of
all Florida Seminoles to the Indian lands
west of the Mississippi. To comply, the com-
bative Seminole leaders and their follow-
ers must relocate south of the Hillsbourgh
River, where military arrangements would
be made for their deployment west. It also
granted all Blacks living in Florida freedom,
if they accompanied the Seminoles west.
General Jesup's idea behind setting the
Blacks free in Florida was to appease the
Seminoles, who had integrated many Blacks
into their culture. Jesup hoped that allowing
the Blacks to go west with the Seminoles
would be an enticement for the Seminoles
to end the war. Unfortunately, none of these
ideas ever materialized.
General Jesup had always called the
Seminole War, a Negro War due to all the
imaginations an armed, free roaming Flori-
da Black conjured up in the minds of South-
ern whites. Jesup hoped that freeing all the
Blacks in Florida and shipping them west
would rule out the unresolved treaty com-
plexities associated with: runaway slaves,
Blacks living as free citizens under previous
Spanish rule, Black Seminoles and mixed
marriages.
The Capitulation document's call for the
freedom of Florida Negroes quickly became
"the straw that broke the camel's back' as
Southern Slave holders protested fervently
to state and federal officials that Jesup was
freeing blacks at their expense. Even the
loathsome slave hunters were quick to pro-
test what they saw as an unfair ending to the
slave business in Florida.
The Capitulation documents proclaimed
an "Emancipation Proclamation" for all Flor-
ida Blacks. This radical thinking threw Gen-
eral Jesup into an unpopular political arena,
where he was criticized as a traitor by parties
sympathetic to Slavery. General Jesup was
forced to cede to their political pressures and
modify the Capitulation documents, so that
only a segment of the blacks living in Florida
would gain freedom, should the Seminoles
agree to end the war and migrate west.
Peace appeared to be looming on the
Florida horizon after approximately 700
Seminoles and their leaders, over a period
of two months, had gathered outside Tam-


pa Bay for the long, boat trip to the west.
However, on June 2, 1837, Seminole lead-
ers, Osceola and Sam Jones, with the help of
several hundred warriors, kindly persuaded
the soon-to-be migrating Seminoles that it
wasn't a good idea. So, in one night General
Jesup's 700 Seminoles vanished like phan-
toms of the night.
The General was said to have experi-
enced a short bout of depression after the
700 Seminoles fled back into the swamps.
He later wrote his superiors, "This campaign
so far as relates to Indian migration has en-
tirely failed." General Jesup may have expe-
rienced another state of melancholy had he
known the Seminole War would linger an-
other five years.
In General Jesups view, the continuation
of the war could only mean eventual exter-
mination for the fighting Seminoles. It dis-
turbed him to the point that he asked to be
relieved of his command. A month later, he
was offered the chance to remove himself
from the Florida Theater, but declined. How-
ever, the damage was done because later in
his command, General Gaines, as well as
General Winfield Scott, tried to outrank him
and take command of the Florida Theater.
A continuation of the war meant a new
strategy, so a now hardened General Jesup
threw wartime military protocol out the
door and replaced it with his own interpreta-
tion. His polices could be likened to those of
the later Civil War Hero, General Sherman,
who made his infamous trip of destruction
from Atlanta, Georgia to Savannah, Georgia,
at the expense of the southern people Gen-
eral Jesup and the later General Sherman
thought alike because they both saw war as
Hell and used unorthodox methods to bring
war to an end.
General Jesup divided Central and South
Florida into different sectors and started
operating his mobile units inside these sec-
tors. One mobile group was assigned the St.
Johns River area. A second group operated
along the Indian River. A third group operat-
ed on the Kissimmee River and southward,
while a fourth group was assigned the Ca-
loosahatchee River.
An Army group under General Hernan-
dez surprised a camp of Seminoles outside
St. Augustine. Nearly all the Seminoles were
captured, including King Philip, the most im-
portant Indian captured, since the war had
begun. One captive guided the Army group
to another Seminole camp and the success
was repeated again. Seminole leaders, Yuchi
Billy and his brother, Jack, were captured on
this raid.
During the same month King Philip's son,
Coacoochee and Blue Snake, came in under
a white flag to negotiate with General Jesup.
General Jesup took them captive under the
flag of truce. Several months later General
Jesup ordered General Hernandez to follow
suite, when the famous Seminole leader
Oseola and Coa Hadjo asked for a meeting
under a flag of truce.
General Jesup soon became unpopu-
lar with different folks for taking the Indian
leaders under a flag of truce. Today, he is
still criticized for the "underhanded way"
he captured the Seminole leaders. General
Jesup understood the proper rules of en-
gagement he was to honor and play by in


wartime, but he soon learned they profited
him nothing, so he adapted.
Today, Osceola is remembered as a great
Seminole leader, who fought to keep the
Seminole Nation's homeland in Florida. Re-
gardless of how patriotic his actions were,
he did plan and participate in the deaths
of Indian Agent Thompson and five other
persons, including one, who was a boy, to
promote his objectives. He offered no flag
of truce or parley to those six victims, only
death in a time of peace.
Coacoochee and other Seminoles leaders
coordinated the ambush known as "Dade's
Massacre." Prior to the Second Seminole
War, Major Dade and his men were march-
ing to Fort King to reinforce the garrison
because diplomacy between the Seminoles
and Americans was growing ever dimmer.
Major Dade and his soldiers introduction to
the Second Seminole War was likened to
Pearl Harbor because it came as a surprise
ambush, followed by hot, lead bullets that
killed all but three of the 108 soldiers.
In short, the Seminoles were fighting for
their homeland and way of life, using every
means to achieve that objective. General Je-
sup did like wise, throwing out the text book
on "proper ways to conduct a war" and in
turn, used every devious means he could to
end the war. The Seminoles and General Je-
sup believed in their cause and each fought
accordingly. The rules of war can always be
debated, but are seldom tolerated when one
is engaging the enemy in a life and death
struggle.


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Emma Laura Peeples, 93
VENUS Emma Laura Peeples, passed away
Monday, January 4, 2010, in Fort Myers. She was
93.
She was born October 2, 1916 in Williston,
daughter of the late Evander B. Bethea and the
late Iris (Stevens) Bethea.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Joe Henry Peeples Jr.; son, Joe Henry Peeples
III; and grandson, Justin Peeples.
Survivors include her children, JoAnn Peeples,
John Peeples and Gerald Ezel; brother, Robert
Bethea; sister, Willa Mae "Snook" Kelsoe; grand-
children, Linda Peeples Martin, Kimmy Griffen,
Byron Peeples and Joe Henry Peeples IV; great-
grandchildren, Jenna Stephens, Haley Stephens,
Brody Griffen, Hank Peeples, Justin Peeples and
Taylor Martin; and other grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday,
January 9, 2010, at the Ortona Cemetery Pavil-
ion in Ortona, with Rev. Earl Cline officiating.
Interment will follow in Ortona Cemetery. Visi-
tation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Akin-Da-
vis Funeral Home in LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
LaBelle.


Ronald E. Knox, 72
CLEWISTON Ronald E. Knox, passed away
Sunday, January 3, 2010, in Clewiston. He was
72.
He was born March 14, 1937 in Dayton, Ohio,
the son of the late
Harlan and Helen
(Reineger) Knox.
Mr. Knox married
Martha Hensley. He
was a Machinist
working for the Boe-
ing Company.
He was preceded
in death by his son,
Harlan Knox. /
Survivors include
his wife, Mar-
tha(Hensley)
Knox; three daughters, Tonda
Moore, Gail (David) Muench, and Sharon (de-
ceased husband, Martin) Etzweiler; two broth-
ers, Ralph Knox and Kenneth Knox; two sisters,
Dolores Bordelon and Sylvia Verdon; nine
grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
January 6, 2010, in Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
438 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, with Elder
Stanley Campbell officiating. Interment was
Wednesday January 6, 2010 in Ridgelawn Ce-
metery, Clewiston. Visitation was from 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday in Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Cle-
wiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
Clewiston.


Jessie Ruth Witt, 79
CLEWISTON Jessie Ruth Witt, age 79, of
Clewiston, passed away Dec. 29, 2009, in Cle-
wiston.
She was born July 6, 1930, in Arcadia, the
daughter of the late Edward Lano Brannan and
the late Jessie Ruth (Stokes) Brannan. She was
a lifelong resident of Glades and Hendry
Counties. She was a member of the First Metho-
dist Church of Moore Haven.
Survivors include her son, John Davis Witt
(Debbie) of Clewiston; daughter, Tamrya Berry
(Rick) of Mt. Plymouth; brother, Richard Bran-
nan (Jean) of West Palm Beach; her late hus-
band's daughter, Hope Bailey (Don) of
Lakeland; sister-in-law, Helen Brannan of Willis-
ton; grandchildren, John Wesley Jean, Katie
Jean, James Loyd Jean, Davis Earl Witt, Ramsey
John Witt, Hollye Bailey, Donnelly Bailey and
Andrea Payne; and many beloved nieces, neph-
ews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Loyd Davis Witt; and in-
fant daughter, Allyson Ann Witt.
A memorial service was noon, Saturday, Jan.
2, 2010, at Ortona Cemetery Pavilion, Moore
Haven with Frank Moore officiating. Interment
was in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Crema-
tion took place at Caloosa Crematory in LaBelle.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home Clewiston.


Josefina S. Carrasquillo, 68
CLEWISTON Josefina S. Carrasquillo,
passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009, in
Belle Glade. She was 68.
She was born July 10, 1941 in Karnes City,
Texas, daughter of the late Jose Segura and the
late Trinidad Barrera-Garza. She was a resident
of Clewiston since 1972 and was a member of
St. Margaret's Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Jesus Carras-
quillo; children, Martin Segura of Edinburg, Tex-
as, Elizabeth Jackson and husband, William of
Clewiston, and Jesus Miguel Carrasquillo of
Edinburg, Texas; sister, Cirilda Ramos of San
Antonio, Texas; and grandchildren, Carlos Her-
nandez, Juan Morales, Brittanie Segura, Leonel
Macias, Martina Segura, Isaac Segura, Adrian
Jackson, Raven Jackson and Khloe Jackson.
A Memorial Mass was held Monday, January
4, 2010, at Saint Margaret's Catholic Church in
Clewiston. Cremation took place at Caloosa
Crematory in LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
Clewiston.


Robert E Klein, 63
CLEWISTON Robert F. Klein, died Friday,
January 1, 2010, in Hendry Regional Medical
Center, following a long, courageous battle with
Emphysema. He was 63.
He was born March 1, 1946 in Chicago, Ill., to
Josephine and the late William B. Klein.
As a child, Robert moved to the Miami, Holly-
wood area and had a long career at Burdines,
prior to moving to Clewiston, where he worked
at the sugar mill.
In addition to his father, Robert was proceed-
ed in death by his brother, William Jr.
Robert is survived by his wife, Linda; his
daughters, Gina Klein and Ida Diaz; his sons,
Greg and Mark Nutt; his son-in-law, Chris Tra-
lewski; six granddaughters; three grandsons; his
brother, Brad Klein; nephews, Billy and Greg
Klein; and his mother, Josephine of Davie.
Among Roberts many friends too numerous to
mention are, Dawn Silva and Randy Neville.
At Robert's request, a private service will be
held for the immediate family only.
The family would like to thank the wonderful
staff at Hendry Regional Medical Center for the
excellent care and comfort they gave Robert in
his final days.



Evelyn Lee, 83
CLE WISTON Evelyn Lee, passed away
Monday, January 4, 2010, after an extended ill-
ness. She was 83.
Evelyn was born August 27, 1926 in Moore
Haven, the daughter of the late Arthur L. and Ib-
bie Burkett Lee. She graduated from Belle Glade
High School. She worked as a secretary for
many years for U.S. Sugar Corporation.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents;
and brothers, Major, Scott and R.J. Lee.
Evelyn is survived by her loving sister-in-law,
Monevah Lee of Clewiston; nieces, Nancy Davis
of Clewiston, Patricia Sisk of Bradenton, and
Jane Stout of California; and many wonderful
caretakers, whom helped care for her during
her extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Thurs-
day January 7, 2010 in the First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston, where Chaplains Don
Goodwin and Bob Moore will preside. Visitation
was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 6,
2010 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home. Burial will
take place in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
Arrangements were entrusted to Akin-Davis
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Clewiston Health Dept., 11 S. Olym-
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LaBelle Health Dept., 1140 Pratt Blvd.,
Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 4:30 until 7 p.m.
Clewiston Health Dept., 110 S. Olym-
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Religion briefs


Moore Haven

Palmdale Cowboy Church
Food and fellowship will be available on
Thursday, Jan. 8 beginning at 6 p.m. at the
Cowboy Church in Palmdale.
Gospel music will follow at 7 p.m. and
the word will be brought to you this month
by Bonnie Blas of Palmdale. Bonnie is just
starting out in her ministry and the Cowboy
Church would like to give her a chance to
have this dream, so come and join us.
We are sure you will enjoy what we are
doing.
The Cowboy Church is located on the
corner of 5th and Main Street at the Palm-
dale Community building.
For more information please call 863-
612-0640.

Thrift shop open at Church of God
The Church of God of Prophecy, in Moore
Haven, will have a thrift shop open on Sat-
urdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., all things are
given for a donation, this is to help for ex-


Keep your pets safe and warm during
winter cold spells.
Winter weather can be deadly for pets
even in typically warmer climates such as
Florida where pets are not accustomed to
colder temperatures.
Follow these simple tips to assure your
pet stays safe and warm during the winter
season:

If the temperature falls below 40 de-
grees, all pets need to be brought indoors
or provided adequate heating to keep them
warm (i.e. extra blankets, coats, heaters).

During the winter, outdoor cats will
search for warmer hiding places, such as
under the hoods of cars.
Honk your horn or tap the hood of your
car before starting the engine so they can
escape.

Puppies and many small breed dogs
do not tolerate the cold very well.
If your dog is sensitive to the cold be-
cause of age, illness or breed type, be sure
not to leave them outdoors for long peri-


penses of the church.
We feel in helping the church it is helping
you also, with your needs.
All things are nice and clean, these things
are supplied by Cowboy Church Hand and
Hand Ministries of Palmdale, if you would
like to help us call 863-612-0640, if no an-
swer leave message, God bless you.

Clewiston

Welcome back, Snowbirds!
First Christian Church, 201 N. Francisco
St., will be having their Annual Fish Fry to
welcome back our friends from the North
on Saturday, Jan. 9, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
There will be four serving sessions begin-
ning at 4 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:15
p.m.
The Fish Fry is Free but you must get a
Ticket so that everyone doesn't come to the
same serving session.
The Menu includes Lake Okeechobee
Fish, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Hush Pup-
pies, Fried Potato Chips, Dessert and Drinks.
To get a ticket you may call 863:983-1804.


ods of time.

Never shave your dog down to the
skin in winter.
A longer coat will provide more warmth.
Consider getting a coat or sweater for short-
haired breeds.

Make sure your companion animal
has a warm place to sleep that is away
from all drafts.
A cozy dog or cat bed with a warm
blanket or pillow is perfect.

Provide your pet with plenty of food
and water.
Be sure it does not freeze over if left out-
side.
If you do not have a pet to keep warm
during the winter season, consider saving a
life and adopting a shelter pet.
Animal Care and Control is located at
7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach,
just west of the Florida Turnpike overpass.
For additional information, please con-
tact Elizabeth Harfmann at 561-233-1222 or
e-mail pbcacc@pbcgov.org or visit www.
pbcgov.com/animal.


Last year the church served over 400 in this
event.
Jean Rush is in charge of organizing the
serving line in the Kitchen and Stan Giddens
is in charge of the Frying Crew.
Remember the Fish Fry is Free, but for
those who wish to donate to the church's
Building Fund there will be a Donation Box
available, but a donation is not necessary to
enjoy the Fish Fry.
Jackie Miller, Minister, extends a cordial
invitation for all to participate in this event.

Annual Congregational meeting at
First Christian
First Christian Church, 201 N. Francisco
St., will be holding its Annual Congrega-
tional Meeting on Wednesday, January 13th,
7:00 p.m.
Annual Reports will be given.
There will be a vote on existing and in-
coming Officers. Goals for the New Year will
be given.
All members are urged to attend. Jackie
Miller and Artie Carnes are Ministers at First
Christian.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners on January 12, 2010, 5:05 p.m., City of Clewiston, Commission
Chambers, 115 W Ventura Ave, Clewiston, Florida.
The purpose of the hearing is to consider the adoption of an ordinance amending the
Environmental Services Element, Capital Improvements Element, Conservation Element,
and Intergovernmental Coordination Element of the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan,
more specifically changes to the goals, objectives, and policies for the adoption of a 10 Year
Water Supply Facilities Work Plan and identification of specific water supply projects that
meet projected future demands. The 10-Year Water Supply Facilities Work Plan will become
a sub-element of the Environmental Services Element. The Ordinance title is as follows:
ORDINANCE 2010-
AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 99-13, AS AMENDED, BY SPECIFICALLY AMENDING THE
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ELEMENT, THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT, THE
CONSERVATION ELEMENT, AND THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION ELEMENT
BY CHANGING GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND POLICIES FOR THE ADOPTION OF A 10 YEAR
WATER SUPPLY FACILITIES WORK PLAN; AND MAKING THE PLAN A SUB-ELEMENT OF
THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ELEMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be
accepted. A copy of the proposed amendment is available for inspection at the Hendry
County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle, 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., LaBelle, 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 with respect to any matter con-
sidered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and, 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 (vcautero@hendryfla.net), U. S. mail
(P. 0. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863- 675-5317).
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Hendry County Board of County Commissioners


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Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not con-
victions, unless otherwise stated. Any-
one who is listed here and who is later
found not guilty, or has the charges
against them dropped, is welcome to
inform the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it.


Dudley Gary, 25

*Belle Glade
Possession of ecstacy
*Possession of marijuana with
intent to sell
Arrested Jan. 4
No bond has been set for release



Jeffery Browning, 21

*Belle Glade
SViolation of probation: grand
theft motor vehicle
Possession of cocaine
Arrested Jan. 4
No bond has been set for release



Steven Lowman, 48

*Belle Glade
Larceny theft is $300 or more
but less than $5,000
Arrested Jan. 2
Released Jan. 3 on $3,000 bond




Andres Roa, 20

S*Belle Glade
Possession of cocaine
*Possession of marijuana
Arrested Jan. 1
Released Jan. 1 on $3,000 bond



Hector Canizares, 37

*Pahokee
Out of county warrant
*Booked for Martin County
Sheriff's Office
Arrested Jan. 4
Released to another county
without bond


Armando Perez, 18



*Cocaine possession
Arrested Dec. 30
Bond has been set for $10,000


Eric Jones, 36


*Belle Glade
*Dealing in stolen property
*Grand theft motor vehicle
Arrested Jan. 5
No bond has been set for release


Keith Cobb, 16


*Belle Glade
Burglary of a dwelling
Grand theft from a dwelling
Arrested Jan. 5
No bond has been set for release



Zarrick Grimes, 23

Belle Glade
*Burglary unoccupied dwelling
unarmed
Burglary to residence
Arrested Jan. 3
No bond has been set for release



Carl Boldin, 32


Bernard Harper, 46

*Belle Glade
*Battery touch or strike
*Resist officer obstruct without
violence
Arrested Jan. 3
Bond has been set for $4,000



Evan Nicholson, 25

*Belle Glade
*Violation of probation: carrying
a concealed firearm
Arrested Jan. 2
Released Jan. 3 on $5,000 bond


Keon Fowler, 25


Contempt of court violation
injunction protection domestic
violence
Arrested Dec. 30
Bond has been set for $10,000


Caroline Griffin, 43

*Belle Glade
Larceny theft is $300 or more
but less than $5,000
*Fraud utter false instrument
Arrested Dec. 30
Released Dec. 31 on $6,000
bond



James McKinley, 20

Belle Glade
*VOP: street violation
*Two counts of attempted first
degree murder, robbery, felon in
possession of a firearm
Arrested Dec. 29
No bond set for release



Shaqoya Butler, 24

*Belle Glade
*Aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon without intent
to kill
Battery touch or strike
Arrested Jan. 2
Released Jan. 2 on $2,000 bond


*Pahokee
* Battery touch or strike
*Burglary of an occupied
conveyance unarmed
Arrested Jan. 3
No bond set for release


Kennetta Biggs, 25

*Pahokee
Larceny theft is $300 or more
but less than $5,000
*Resist officer without violence
Arrested Dec. 29
Released Dec. 30 on $3,000
bond



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The Lifeline program makes telephone
service more affordable for low-income
residents.
"I am happy that more Florida residents
are signing up for Lifeline and staying con-
nected to family, as well as to vital commu-
nity services," said Matthew M. Carter II, PSC
Chairman. "Our efforts to make sure that no
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As of June 30, 2009, 618,774 eligible resi-
dents participated in the Lifeline program,
an increase of more than 434,800 partici-
pants over the previous year.
In its 2009 report sent to the Governor and
the Legislature, the PSC attributed increased
Lifeline participation to the automatic enroll-
ment process initiated in April 2007 by the
PSC and Florida's Department of Children
and Families and to the significant enroll-
ment of new Lifeline customers by SafeLink,
a prepaid wireless phone provider.
Under the federal Lifeline program, tele-
phone customers who participate in certain
public assistance programs are entitled to
receive a basic telephone service discount of
at least $13.50 per month, a savings of $162
per year.
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for phone service.


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$30, for qualifying households that do not
currently have telephone service.
Chairman Carter said, "The PSC contin-
ues to work with telephone companies, the
Office of Public Counsel, and many other


groups to promote Link-Up and Lifeline,
and we hope in 2010 people will continue to
help us spread the word about these benefi-
cial programs."
Eligibility for Link-Up and Lifeline in-
cludes participation in at least one of these


programs: Temporary Cash Assistance,
Food Stamps, Medicaid, Low-Income Home
Energy Assistance Program, Supplemental
Security Income, Federal Public Housing
Assistance (Section 8), and National School
Lunch Program's free lunch program.
A family whose income is at or below 150
percent of the federal poverty level guide-
lines may also qualify.
For a family of four, this requirement is a
maximum monthly income of $2,756.
Applying for Lifeline is easy. Florida resi-
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Public Counsel at 1-800-540-7-039 for assis-
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Information is also available at www.
floridapsc.com and www.floridaopc.gov/
lifeline.cfm.
The PSC is committed to making sure that
Florida's consumers receive their electric,
natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewa-
ter services in a safe, affordable, and reliable
manner.
The PSC exercises regulatory authority
over utilities in the areas of rate base/eco-
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School briefs


Everglades Preparatory
Academy High School
Enrollment Open Grades 9-12.
SAC meetings
The remaining SAC meeting dates for the
2010 school year are:
Tuesday, January 19, 2010.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010.
All meetings begin at 6 p.m. and are held
in the school cafeteria. Everglades Prepara-
tory Graduation is May 19, 2010.
For further information contact Larry
Ballew, Principal or Mary H. Rainey, Guid-
ance Counselor at 561-924-3002.

Glades Central High School
SAC meetings
The remaining SAC meeting dates for the
2010 school year are:
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Rosenwald Elementary
School
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School Hours
Rosenwald Elementary School hours for
the 2009/2010 school year will be 8 a.m. to
2:05 p.m. for the students.
School Uniform
Tops-Solid green, white, khaki, or orange
Polo Style long or short sleeved collared
shirts (shirts are tucked in at all times).
Bottoms- Solid green, black, khaki or
blue-Pants, knee length shorts (finger tip
length), skirts, skorts, dresses, or jumpers.
(Blue jeans may be worn on Fridays only
if the student wears a School Spirit T-Shirt
or uniform shirt), belts are to be worn by
all students. Shoes-Shoes are to have an en-
closed toe and heel. (Shoes with wheels are
prohibited for safety reasons).
For Cold Weather-Sweat Suits in solid
blue, khaki, black, green may be worn.


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Pahokee Youth Enrichment
Academy
Pahokee Youth Enrichment Academy
after school program will be offered at the
Pahokee Elementary School now to June 3,
2010 to the community youth from 2 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m. to students who attend local
schools (Canal Point Elementary, Glades
Academy, and The Shepherd School ) in
grades K-6.
Activities include Academic Enrichment,
Homework Assistance, Reading Counts,
Arts and Crafts, Social Skills, Sports and Rec-
reation, and Field Trips.
Enhancements that youth may choose
from include Science Club, Math Club,
Reading Club, Cheerleading, Dance, Step-
ping, and Student Government.
Call for more information 561-924-9731.
Space is limited! First Come, First Serve.


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After School Programs
approved
ASP, Inc., has been approved by Palm
Beach County School Board for it's third
year to tutor your child for free. Your child
must be in a Title I school.
Title 1 schools in the Glades are: Belle
Glade Elementary, Gove Elementary, Paho-
kee Elementary, Pioneer Park Elementary,
Rosenwald Elementary, KEC/Canal Point El-
ementary, Lake Shore Middle, and Pahokee
Middle.
When you register your child, you will
receive a form titled; SES Free Tutoring Re-
quest. Fill out the sheet and select ASP, Inc.,
as your first choice. Our students have al-
ways shown academic gains.
For more information, call Shirley at 561-
996-4121.


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The Gift of Giving
On December 17, 2009 the mentees of Covenant Villas Youth Enrichment
and Mentoring Program received gifts from Jupiter First Church located in
Jupiter, Fl. Jupiter First Church have been donating gifts to the mentoring
program in the form of Secret Shepards, several parents and mentors were
in attendance along with the mentees to sing Christmas carols as they re-
ceived their gifts, Covenant Villas Youth Enrichment Program and the entire
staff at N.O.A.H development would like to extend our gratitude again by
saying Thank-You!





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Shelters opened, may



remain open


The Palm Beach County Public Safety
Department's Division of Emergency Man-
agement has activated the Cold Weather
Emergency Shelter Plan for all of Palm
Beach County.
The Cold Weather Emergency Shel-
ters opened at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Janu-
ary 5, 2010 and continued through 8 a.m.,
Wednesday, January 6, 2010.
If weather conditions continue, the
shelters could remain open throughout the
weekend, at the discretion of Emergency
Management.
People seeking shelter from the cold
should contact the following to verify if the
shelters remain open:

In the Glades Region:
Palm Beach County Crisis Line
Dial 211


Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
561-996-1670

The National Weather Service predicts
temperature in the 30s for Palm Beach
County.
These conditions are expected to last for
more than 4 hours, prompting the opening
of the Cold Weather Emergency Shelters.
The Division of Emergency Manage-
ment will continue to monitor weather de-
velopments and make announcements on
any further shelter openings as necessary.
The Glades area shelter will be the West
County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15,
Belle Glade.
For small numbers of people in the
western communities seeking shelter from
the cold the American Red Cross may, at
its discretion, choose to place them in area
motels rather than to open the center.


Arrests cont.


Louis Robinson, 34

*Pahokee
SAggravated stalking follow
harass cyberstalk after injunction
*Contempt of court violence
injunction protection domestic
Arrested Jan. 1
Released Jan. 1 on $5,250


Sara Nebenionquit, 30


*Pahokee
*Contempt of court
*Aggravated battery (domestic
violence)
Arrested Dec. 30
No bond set for release


Tyrone Alexander, 24



. *Pahokee
SViolation of probation: battery
Arrested Jan. 2
Bond has been set for $5,000



Antion Lawrence, 23


*Pahokee
*Homicide willful kill murder
while engaged in certain felony
offense
*Cruelty toward child -
aggravated abuse
Arrested Dec. 31
No bond set for release


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ACCOUNTANT
Seeking highly motivated
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busy agricultural dealer-
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da. Accounting degree
required. Resumes will be
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basis and interviews will
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COMMUNITY LIAISON
Pahokee Beacon Center
Housing Partnership, Inc.
Requirements: Bachelor's
degree; skills in network-
ing, public relations &
marketing; ability in coor-
dinating projects and
programming, event
planning & community
outreach; knowledge of
community resources;
excellent computer skills
& communication skills
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MECHANIC/FOREMAN

Central County Water Control District is seek-
ing a mechanic/foreman. This individual must
have a high school diploma or general educa-
tion degree and a clean driving record, CDL
required. Must be experienced in diesel and
gasoline engine repair. Responsibilities in-
clude but not limited to: Diagnoses and per-
forms repairs, maintenance and inspections
on heavy equipment, trucks, farm machinery,
power units and pumps. The supervision of
various maintenance crews working within
the District. This is a drug free work place
and an equal opportunity employer. To apply
please complete an application at the Central
County Water Control Districts office, 475 S.
Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates,
Clewiston, Florida.


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UTILITY PLANT
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hourly equipment read-
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plant and grounds. The
successful candidate
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diploma or equivalent
and a minimum of one
yr of exp as a utility
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possess a valid FL Class
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must be received in
PBC HR by 5:00 P.M.
on the closing date)
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Beach County Human
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OUTREACH WORKER
Wanted P/T Outreach
Worker with flex hrs.
Must be energetic, a
team player, able to work
independently and have
good relationship bldg
skills. Will work with HIV
and high risk pregnant
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Min. H/S diploma. Exp.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-893-CA
SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff
v.
SCOTT MACHADO,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CARMEN CUEVAS n/k/a CAR-
MEN MACHADO AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARMEN CUEVAS n/k/a
CARMEN MACHADO, and all un-
known parties claiming by, through,
under and against the herein named
Individual Defendant(s), who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties may claim an
interest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, or other claimants.
Current Residence Unknown, but
whose last known address was:
11736 Eros Rd., Lehigh Acres, FL
33971.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the
following property in HENDRY
County, Flonda, to-wit:
LOT 21, BLOCK 7, PORT LA-
BELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT 1,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 3, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
wntten defenses, if any, to it on
Robert M. Coplen, Esquire, Robert
M. Coplen, PA.,, 10225 Ulmerton
Road, Suite 5A, Largo, FL 33771, on
or before February 1, 2010 or within
thirty (30) days after the first publi-
cation of this Notice of Action, and
file the onginal with th e Clerk of this
Court at 25 Hickpochee Ave., La-
Belle, FL 33975, either before ser-
vice on Plaintiff's 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 22nd day of December,
2009.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Court
By: /S/ HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
342360 CN 12/31/09 1/7/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CA-000894
COLONIAL SAVINGS, EA.,
Plaintiff,
VS.
OSCAR A. LAINEZ A/K/A OSCAR
ARMANDO LAINEZ-ALVAREZ; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF OSCAR A.
LAINEZ A/K/A OSCAR ARMANDO
LAINEZ-ALVAREZ; ANA C. LAI-
NEZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ANA C. LAINEZ; IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); PORT LA BELLE UNIT
FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWNER'S
ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX-
ISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to a Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered in
the above-styled cause, in the Cir-
cuit Court of HENDRY County,
Flonda, I will sell the property
situate in HENDRY County, on-
da, descnbed as:
LOT 13, BLOCK 2151, PORT
LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HEND-
RY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
4038 E. Sunflower Circle
Labelle, FL 33935
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, Clerk of the
Circuit Court in the Hendry County
Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry
County Courts Building), LaBelle,
FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on Jan.
13, 2010.
DATED THIS 18th day of Dec.
2009.
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property own-
er as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of
this court on the 18th day of Dec.
2009.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
SHARON ROBERTSON
By /S/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Dnve
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the Amencans
With Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
ASA Coordinator no later than
seven (7) days pnor to the pro-
ceeding. If heanng impaired,
please call (800) 955-8771 (TDD)
or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via
Flonda Relay Service.
324699 CN 6/25;7/2/09






PORT LABELLE COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
A vacancy has occurred on the
Board of Supervisors of the Port
LaBelle Community Development
District. The remaining Board is
authorized to appoint a successor
to the Board to fill the vacancy
for the remainder of the term.
Applicants are sought for the po-
sition and must be a resident of
the District. Applications should
be submitted no later than 2:00
P.M., 1/20/2010. Interested per-
sons should submit a letter of in-
terest stating their background
and experience.
Submit to:
Board of Supervisors
Port LaBelle Community
Development District
P.O. Box 1605
LaBelle, FL 33975


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000470
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RALPH LIVINGSTON, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 13,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2009-CA-000470 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Flonda wherein BENEFICIAL FLORI-
DA INC., is the Plaintiff and RALPH
LIVINGSTON; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; BEN-
FIFICAL FLORIDA, INC.; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at IN
FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11:00AM, on the 13th day of
Jan., 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Rnal
Judgment:
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 13, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH,
RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO
KNOWN AS LOT 3719, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES. TOGETHER
WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A
FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO, MOBILE HOME ID NO.
GDLCFL43804577
A/K/A 720 N KENNEL STREET
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus fmm the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the LUs Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 21st, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/S. MILLER
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09045077
*See Americans with Disabilities
Act In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee
County Justice Center Room
3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone
number (813) 335-2299;
1-800,- 955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
342243 CN/CB 12/31/09; 1/7/10




NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY PUBLIC
SAFETY COORDINATING
COUNCIL
Notce is hereby given that the
Hendry County Public Safety Co-
ordinabng Council will hold a
meebng on Fnday, January 8,
2010, at 10:00 A.M., in the Hend-
ry County Staff Conference Room,
1st Floor, 165 S. Lee Street,
Room A-118, LaBelle, Florida.
The meeting is open to the public.
The meeting site is accessible by
the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal
any decision made with respect to
any matter considered at this
meebng, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verba-
bm record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.


Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Flonda
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-00266
WACHOVIA BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NUBIA COSTA JIMENEZ; JOSE A.
JIMENEZ; UNKNOWN TENANTSS;
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY.
Defendants
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Rnal Judgment of Fore-
closure dated the 22nd day of
December, 2009, entered in Case
No. 22-2008-CA-00266, of the Circuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in
and for Glades County, Honda,
wherein WACHOVIA BANK, NA is the
Plaintiff and NUBIA COSTA JIMENEZ;
JOSE A. JIMENEZ; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S); JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
the AT FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR
OF COURTHOUSE at the Glades
County Courthouse, in Moore Haven,
Honda, at 11:00 a.m. on the 28th
day of January, 2010, the following
descnbed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 25 AND 26, BLOCK C OF
INDIAN HILLS NO. 2 SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3 PAGES 53 AND 54, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLIAM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA,
Disables persons who, because of
their Disabilities, need special ac-
commedations to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Senior
Deputy clerk Administration whose
post office is located at the Lee
County Justice Center, Room 3112,
1700 MONROE STREET, FT MYERS,
FL 33901, Telephone (239)335-2299
or 1 (800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1
(800)955-8770 Via R. Relay Service,
no later than 5 days prior to the
Court Date.
Dated this 23rd day of December,
2009.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Honda 33309
Phone: 954-453-0365
Fax: 954-771-6052
Toll Free: 800-441-2438
342466 GCD 12/31/09 1/7/10






NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
January 8, 2010
at 9:00 a.m. at
1225 NW Ave. L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Scott Levins:
1 Dresser
Propertyof Olga Guzman:
TV, desk,2 ladders, pressure
washer, misc. items
Property of Shirley Hill:
1 Full mattress, 2 glass top end
tables, 1 black dresser w/2 night
stands, entertainment center,
Cherry wood chinet, 1 sofa chair,
misc. items.
342599 BGS 12/31/09 1/7/10
PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida
Statutes, a meeting of landowners
of BARRON WATER CONTROL DIS-
TRICT will be held at 9:30 A.M
January 21, 2010, at the District of-
fice on 3293 Dellwood Terrace,
Port LaBelle, Flonda 33935.
The purpose of the meeting is to
elect one member of the Board of
Supervisors and review annual re-
ports.
Landowners may cast one vote for
each acre or fraction thereof
owned, either in person or by
proxy. Proxy forms are available by
calling 863-675-0346. The Board of
Supervisors will meet immediately
after adjournment of the Landown-
ers' Meeting.
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark D. Colbert, Chairman
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000262
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTU-
AL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA
Plaintiff,
vs.
LOIREL LOPEZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated December
30, 2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2009-CA-000262 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Flonda wherein JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FOR-
MERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON
MUTUAL BANK, FA, is the Plaintiff
and LOIREL LOPEZ; UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF THE
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE SMALL
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; TEN-
ANT #1 N/K/A MILAGROS MARTI-
NEZ are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash
at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING
THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF
THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING CORNER OF
HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA AT 11:00 AM, on
the 20th day of Jan., 2010, the fol-
lowing descnbed property as set
forth in said final Judgment:
THE WEST HALF OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER, LESS
THE WEST 30 FEET AND THE
NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF RE-
SERVED FOR PERPETUAL
ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY PUR-
POSES SECTION 4 TOWNSHIP
44 SOUTH, RANdE 29 EAST,
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 305 E ROAD
LABELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 31, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09023322
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act** In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities act, persons needing
a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813)335-2299; 1-800-955-
8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770
(v), via Florida Relay Service,
not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
342894 CN/CB 1/7,14/10


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-000936
FIFTH THIRD BANK, A MICHI-
GAN CORPORATION, SUCCES-
SOR IN INTEREST TO R-G
CROWN BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL J. LARE
A/K/A MICHAEL LARE, et al
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated December 30,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2008-CA-000936 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for HENDRY County, Flori-
da wherein FIFTH THIRD BANK, A
MICHIGAN CORPORATION, SUCCES-
SOR IN INTEREST TO R-G CROWN
BANK, is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL J.
LARGE A/K/A MICHAEL LARGE; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL J.
LARGE A/K/A MICHAEL LARGE N/K/A
ANN LARGE; STONE AGE PAVERS,
INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BE-
ING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY
OF THE HENRY COUNTY ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING CORNER OF
HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LA-
BELLE, FLORIDA AT 11:00 AM, on
the 20th day of Jan., 2010, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said final Judgment:
LOT 26, BLOCK 2032, PORT LA
BELLE UNIT 1, A SUBDIVI-
SION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 50,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
2032 S MONTANA 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 Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 30, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08074203
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act** In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities act, persons needing
a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Deputy Court
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to this pro-
ceeding.
342856 CN/CB 1/7,14/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-000748
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE L. CARRERO, etal
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Reschedung Fore-
closure Sale dated December 30,
2009 and entered in Case No.
26-2008-CA-000748 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for HENDRY County, Flori-
da wherein BANK OF AMERIC N.A.,
is the Plaintiff and JOSE L. CARRE-
RO; are the Defendants I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash
at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE. FLORI-
DA AT 11:00 AM on the 20t day of
Jan., 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said final
Judgment:
THE EAST ONE-HALF E 1/2) OF
THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUAR-
TER (SE 1/4) OF THE SOUTH-
EAST ONE-QUARTER (SE) OF
THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUAR-
TER (SE 1/4) OF THE NORTH-
WEST ONE-QUARTER (NW
1/4) OF SECTION 35, TOWN-
SHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32
EAST, HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO AN
EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS
ROAD F THE SOUTH 40 FEET
AND EAST 30 FEET THEREOF,
A/K/A TRACT 4537, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES.
A/K/A 393 APPALOOSA AVENUE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. 31, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08059209
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act** In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities act, persons needing
a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the DeputyCourt
Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number
(813)335-2299; 1-800-955-
771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770
(v), via Florida Relay Service,
not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DENTON II, LLC holder of the following
certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1439 2007 1-22-44-32-010-0081-0130 Joaquin Torroella, her heirs,
devisees or beneficiaries 1/3
interest, Emeteria Torroella
1/3 interest, Eunice Centeno
1/3 interest
Lot 13, in Block 81 of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION,
according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3 at Pages 37,38, and
39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Honda.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FOURTH THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is
the 28TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 9TH day of December, 2009.


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


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

EXPANDING THE CITY OF CLEWISTON COMMUNITY

REDEVELOPMENT AREA BOUNDARIES

Notice is herby given that the City of Clewiston shall hold a public hearing before the
Planning and Zoning Board on January 11, 2010 which shall commence at 5:30 p.m. and a
public hearing before the City Commission on January 25, 2010 which shall commence at
6:00 p.m., both meetings to be held at the City of Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura
Ave., Clewiston, Florida 33440. The purpose of these public hearings is to consider and adopt
a Resolution which makes a finding of the existence of additional blighted areas in the City
of Clewiston which should be included within the Community Redevelopment Area boundaries.


Said Resolution, by title only, shall read as follows:


RESOLUTION NO. 2010-01


A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
MAKING A CONSISTENCY FINDING FOR ADDITIONAL BLIGHTED AREAS IN
THE CITY OF CLEWISTON; AMENDING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE
EXISTING COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A copy of the proposed CRA Map Expansion and the Resolution shall be available
for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of
the Director of Building & Zoning, 121 Central Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440.
Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed
amendments.


Mali Chamness, Mayor
Clewiston, Florida


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WINDER VI, LLC holder of the following
:ertificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The 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
2608 2007 2-18-43-29-030-0000-2160 ELIZABETH G. MACK &
DANA BROWN
Lots 216 thru 227, Block 10, EVELYN TERRACE, according to the plat there-
)f, recorded in Pat book 1, Page 46, 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.
Jnless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
3cnbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
L.M., on the FOURTH THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is
:he 28TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 9TH day of December, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT OPTIMUM FUND LLC holder of the
following certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property
and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
3130 2002 1-21-43-34-051-OOOD-0140 Gerald L. Nedd &
Sandra D. Nedd
Lot 14, Block D, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 9, PHASE TWO, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Pat Book 6, Page 172, Public Records of Hendry
County, Flonda.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral nights not owned by pnor owner
Subject to existing easements and nght 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
descnbed 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 JANUARY,
which is the 14th day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 29th day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, FHonda
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DENTON II, LLC holder of the following
certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1547 2007 1-25-44-32-A00-0115-0000 ALEJANDRINA PADRON &
SHIRLEY GIL
The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-
quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Sec
bon 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Flonda. Sub-
ject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof AJsc
known as Lot No. 1138 in Montura Ranch Estates.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FOURTH THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is
the 28TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 9TH day of December, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Courl
Hendry County, Florid
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16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 7, 2010


City of Clewiston
PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that the City of Clewiston will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on January 11, 2010 at
5:30 p.m. before the Planning & Zoning Board. The City Commission will then hear first reading on January
25, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West
Ventura, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the adoption of the Ordinance 2010-
02 which involves "Expansion of the CRA Boundaries" as follows (by Title only):

ORDINANCE 2010-02
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA EXPANDING THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE EXISTING COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREAAND AMENDING THE
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN; PROVIDING SEVERABIITYAND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Planning & Zoning Board and the Clewiston City Commission will hold public hearings to consider Ordinance
2010-02 Expansion of the CRA Boundaries. The hearing for Planning & Zoning is scheduled for Monday,
January 11, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. The first hearing scheduled for the Regular City Commission meeting is on
January 25, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. A second public hearing and final reading/consideration of the ordinances shall be
held at the Regular City Commission meeting on February 15, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Clewiston City Hall, 115 West
Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440.

COPIES OF THESE DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CLEWISTON BUILDING & ZONING
DEPARTMENT, 121 CENTRAL AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, FOR THE INSPECTION OF ANY
INTERESTED PARTIES AND INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AT THE MEETING. THE PUBLIC
IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT. IF ANY PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY
DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING,
SUCH PERSON 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.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING A
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL
IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (863) 983-1484 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR
DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.

ANY QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO THESE DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE
DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, ZONING & CODE ENFORCEMENT, EITHER BY PHONE (863-983-
1500), EMAIL r, . .. II r .. ,- I or debra.towner@clewiston-fl.gov) U.S. MAIL (121 CENTRAL
AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440) OR BY FAX (863 -983-1430).

Travis Reese
Director of Building & Zoning


City of Clewiston
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that the City of Clewiston will conduct a PUB-
LIC HEARING on January 11, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. before the Planning &
Zoning Board. The City Commission will then hear first reading on January
25, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall
Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura, Clewiston, Honda. The purpose
of the hearing is to consider the adoption of the Ordinance 2010-01which
involves "Code Enforcement" as follows (by Title only):
ORDINANCE 2010-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CHAP-
TER 26 'CODE ENFORCEMENT" OF THE CLEWISTON CITY CODE;
PROVIDING FOR ENACTMENT OF A NEW CHAPTER 26 ENTITLED
'CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD" OF THE CLEWISTON CITY CODE;
PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR INTENT; PRO-
VIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; PROVIDING FOR OFFICERS DES-
IGNATED; PROVIDING FOR ORGANIZATION; PROVIDING FOR
ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE; PROVIDING FOR CONTENTS OF
NOTICE OF VIOLATION, PROVIDING FOR DISTRIBUTION OF
COPIES OF NOTICE OF VIOLATION; PROVIDING FOR REFUSAL
TO ACCEPT NOTICE OF VIOLATION; PROVIDING FOR CONDUCT
OF HEARING; PROVIDING FOR POWERS; PROVIDING FOR DU-
RATION OF LIEN; PROVIDING FOR ADMINISTRATIVE FINES,
COSTS OF REPAIR, LIENS; PROVIDING FOR APPEALS; PROVID-
ING FOR NOTICES; PROVIDING FOR LIEN RESEARCH FEE; PRO-
VIDING FOR REQUEST FOR LIEN REDUCTION; PROVIDING FOR
COSTS; PROVIDING FOR DEPOSIT, DISTRIBUTION OF PRO-
CEEDS; PROVIDING FOR PROVISIONS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
CODE BOARDS ACT SUPPLEMENTAL; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Planning & Zoning Board and the Clewiston City Commission will hold
public heanngs to consider Ordinance 2010-01 Expansion of the CRA Boun-
daries. The heanng for Planning & Zoning is scheduled for Monday, Janu-
ary 11, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. The first heanng scheduled for the Regular City
Commission meeting is on January 25, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. A second public
hearing and final reading/consideration of the ordinances shall be held at
the Regular City Commission meeting on February 15, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at
Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440.
COPIES OF THESE DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CLEWISTON
BUILDING & ZONING DEPARTMENT, 121 CENTRAL AVENUE, CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, FOR THE INSPECTION OF ANY INTERESTED PARTIES AND IN-
TERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AT THE MEETING. THE PUBLIC IS EN-
COURAGED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT IF ANY PERSON DESIRES TO
APPEAL ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT
THE ABOVE MEETING OR HEARING, SUCH PERSON MAY NEED TO EN-
SURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON
WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, ANY
PERSON REQUIRING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION AT THIS HEARING BE-
CAUSE OF A DISABILITY OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT SHOULD CONTACT
THE CITY CLERK AT (863) 983-1484 AT LEAST THREE CALENDAR DAYS
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.
ANY QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO THESE DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE DI-
RECTED TO THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, ZONING & CODE ENFORCE-
MENT, EITHER BY PHONE (863-983-1500), EMAIL (travis.reese@clewiston-
flgov or debra.towneraclewiston-fl.gov) U.S. MAIL (121 CENTRAL AVE-
NUE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440) OR BY FAX (863 -983-1430).
Travis Reese
Director of Building & Zoning
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ELLA III, LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certicate number, year of issuance, descnption of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
206 2007 1-18-44-28-A00-0064-0000 Joe M. Prasatek &
Oneita W Prasatek
c/o Mike Prasatek
The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quar
ter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Sectior
18, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Flonda.
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 Flonda.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property
described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the
Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, al
11:00 A.M., on the SECOND THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY
which is the 14TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 29th day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Couril
Hendry County, Flondc
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LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the City of Pahokee General Election will be
held on March 9, 2010 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for
the purpose of electing a mayor and two commissioners, each for a term oi
three (3) years. Candidates must be a qualified elector of the City of Pa
hokee.
The first day for filing as a candidate will be January 26, 2010 beginning ai
noon, and the final day for filing will be February 9, 2010 at noon. Candi
dates must file in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 171 North Lake
Avenue, Pahokee, FL 33476 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Each candi-
date shall be voted upon by the electorate at large.
Registered voters in Precincts 6006 and 6008 are qualified to vote in this
election. To qualify as a registered voter for this General Election, yoL
must register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections by Feb
ruary 8, 2010.
In the event that no candidate receives a majonty of the votes for a par
bcular office, a Run-Off Election shall be held on March 23, 2010 between
the two candidates who receive the largest number of votes for that seat.
Susan Feltner
City Clerk/Municipal Supervisor of Elections
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WINDER VI, LLC holder of the following
certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1065 2007 1-13-44-32-AOO-0247-0000 AMELIA BOUZAMAYOR
The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-
quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Sec
bon 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida Sub-
ject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof Asc
known as Lot No. 5486 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:01
A.M., on the FOURTH THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is
the 28TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 9TH day of December, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Couri
Hendry County, Florind
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DENTON II, LLC holder of the following
certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1503 2007 1-24-44-32-AOO-0125-0100 MARVA A. WADE
The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one
quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Sec
bon 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Flonda. Sub
ject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof Asc
known as Lot 5187, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:01
A.M., on the FOURTH THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is
the 28TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 9TH day of December, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk ofCircuit Couri
Hendry County, Florind
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the Distnct One Office until 2:00 RM. on Thursday,
January 21, 2010, for the following Proposals:
E1H68- A Certification of Qualification is not required for extending turn
lane on State Road 35 (US 98) in Polk County. Budget Estimate:
$110,859.00
E1H91- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Mechanical
Sweeping in Desoto & Hardee Counties. Budget Estimate: $16,214.00
E1H92- A Certification of Qualificabon is not required for Tree Tnmming &
Power Sheanng in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate:
$250,000.00
E1H93- A Certification of Qualificabon is not required for Long line Stnping
in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Esbmate: $297,000.00
E1H94- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Thermoplastic
Markings & Messages in Manatee & Sarasota Countes. Budget Estimate:
$297,000.00
E1H95- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Mowing & Litter
Removal in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $90,000.00
E1H96- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Guardrail Repair &
Replacement in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Glades, & Hendry Counties. Budget
Estimate: $216,000.00
Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
our website at htto://www.dot.state.fl.uscontractsadministrationdistnctl/


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WINDER VI, LLC holder of the following
:ertifcate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The 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
?046 2007 1-31-44-33-AOO-0149-0000 The heirs, devisees or
beneficiaries of estate of
Fernando Fonticella, 1/3
interest and Manho J. Fong,
2/3 interest.
The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-
quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Sec-
bon 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Flonda, sub-
ect to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof Also
knownn as Lot No. 5774 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Jnless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
3cnbed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
L.M., on the FOURTH THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is
:he 28TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 9TH day of December, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I LLC holder of the following
certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
702 2007 1-29-45-29-AOO-0001-0100 NORMAN E. TAYLOR
That parcel herein described is situated in the Northeast one-quarter of the
Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 29, Town-
ship 45 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Flonda, more particularly
descnbed as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 29;
thence S 89 0429" W, along the North line of said Section 29,a distance of
118.32 feet; thence S 00 36'34" E, a distance of 43.93 feet to the South
nght-of-way of S-830 and the Point-of-Beginning; thence S 89 3540" W
along said nght-of-way a distance of 158.93 feet; thence S 44 2457" W a
distance of 70.59 feet to the East right-of-way of SR 29, said right-of-way
being a curve curving to the nght going South; thence Southerly along an
arc, a distance of 67.81 feet, having a chord beanng S 00 39'57 E, a long
chord of 67.81 feet, delta of 00 0646", radius of 34,427.48 feet to the
point-of-curvature of said curve; thence continue along said East right-of-
way S 00 36'34" E a distance of 257.58 feet; thence N 89 04'11" E a dis-
tance of 208.72 feet; thence N 00 36'34" W a distance of 373.51 feet to
the Fint-of-Beginning.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the SECOND THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is
the 14TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 18th day of November, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ELLA III, LLC holder of the following
certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
289 2007 1-31-44-28-AOO-0182-0000 ROBERT G. BANDY
The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-
quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Sec-
tion 31, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Flonda.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the SECOND THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is
the 14TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this 18th day of November, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DENTON II, LLC holder of the following NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CHESTER 3 RUST REVOCABLE TR
certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of
name in which it was assessed are as follows: property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1975 2007 1-07-44-33-030-0004-0070 RICARDO CORRALES & 358 2006 1-07-43-29-040-000-001C Hendry County Bank, now
EVA CORRALES known as Florida Community
Bank/John W. Temple &
Lot 7 in Block 4 of WOODLAND SUBDIVISION, according to the plat there- Margaret Baxter
of, recorded in Pat Book 4, Pages 1 thru 2 of the Public Records of Hendry
County, Flonda. Tract A, CALOOSA HARBOR SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof,
recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 130, Public Records of Hendry County, Rori-
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner da.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de- All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
A.M., on the FOURTH THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
the 28TH day of JANUARY, 2010. Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
Dated this 9TH day of December, 2009. A.M., on the FOURTH THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is
the 28TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler Dated this 9TH day of December, 2009.
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida Barbara S. Butler
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NOTIC F IIE 341561 CGS 12/31/09;01/07,14,21/10 Hendry County, FloridaI
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes I
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT FRANK P & JUNE E HARBEN holder of NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes FR EE IEF
and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DENTON II, LLC holder of the following Residentia
CERT NAME IN certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. Membe
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
176 2007 1-06-44-28-A00-0219-0000 RAY PECK & BESSIE A PECK name in which it was assessed are as follows: Metal Roofs, Re
The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quar- CERT NAME INffi
ter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED O office
6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East Hendry County, Ronrda. 1441 2007 1-2244-32-010-0083-0080 JAMES W. CROWE &
CATHERINE M. CROWE License
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. Lot 8 in Block 83, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES FIRST SUBDIVISION, ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37, Public Records
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. of Hendry County, Flonda.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de- Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FOURTH THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
the 28TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
Dated this TH da of December, 2009. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
Dated ts 9TH day o December, 2009. scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Barbara S Butler Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
Clerk of Circuit Court A.M., on the FOURTH THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is ,)
Hendry County, Florida the 28TH day of JANUARY, 2010.
341564 CGS 12/31/09;01/07,14,21/10 Dated this 9TH day of December, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Clerk of Circuit Court
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes 341560 CGS 12/31/09;01/07,14,21/10
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DENTON II, LLC holder of the following
certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1980 2007 1-07-44-33-030-0008-0090 HILARIO MEDINA MOJICA Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
C/O JOSE MEDINA REYES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DENTON II, LLC holder of the following
Lot9 in Block 8 of WOODLAND SUBDIVISION, according to the plat there- certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
of, recorded in Pat Book 4, Pages 1 thru 2 of the Public Records of Hendry The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
County, Flonda. name in which it was assessed are as follows:
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner CERT NAME IN
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1497 2007 1-2444-32-A00-0119-0000 MICHEAL DUDOVICK &
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. FLORENCE DUDOVICK
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de- The North One-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-
scribed in such certificat will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's quarter of the r of the Southeast one-quarter of Sec-
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 tion 24, township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Flonda. Sub-
A.M., on the FOURTH THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is ject to an easement for ingress and egress of the West 30 feet thereof
the 28TH day of JANUARY, 2010. Subject to an easement for drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof
Dated this 9TH day of December, 2009. ALSO known as Lot No. 5237 Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdi-
vision.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Hendry County, Florida Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
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Chapter 197.512FloridaStatutes Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the FOURTH THURSDAY in the month of JANUARY, which is
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WINDER VI, LLC holder of the following the 28TH dan the month of ANUARYUARY, which is2010.
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. Dated this 9TH day of December, 2009.
The cert kate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows: Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
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Kassebaum named Take Stock in Children Interim President and CEO


Former Toppel Family
Foundation Executive
Director brings strong
educational background to
program focused on
dropout prevention

Betsi Kassebaum, a veteran community
advocate with managerial experience in
both non-profit and philanthropic organiza-
tions throughout Palm Beach County, has
been named interim President and CEO of
Take Stock in Children of Palm Beach Coun-
ty.
In her new role, Kassebaum will be re-
sponsible for overseeing the day-to-day
operations of the non-profit organization,


which has a proven record of helping chil-
dren from low-income families stay out of
trouble, graduate from high school, attend
college and become productive citizens.
"We are pleased to have Betsi joining us
as interim President and CEO," said Board
President Kelly Hagar. "Betsi is well regarded
in the Palm Beach County non-profit com-
munity for her ability to forge successful
collaborative efforts that generate positive
results. Those skills will be a positive asset
for our organization and help us better serve
the talented and deserving young people of
our community."
Prior to stepping in as interim President
and CEO, Kassebaum served nine years
as Executive Director of the Toppel Family
Foundation, which played a key role in sup-
porting education-oriented, non-profit orga-
nizations in South Florida. Before joining the


Toppel Foundation, Kassebaum held posi-
tions with the Palm Beach County School
District's Division of Research, Evaluation
and Assessment; the South Florida Annen-
berg Challenge; and Sun-Sentinel Company,
where she served as Educational Services
Manager.
A former elementary and pre-school
teacher, Kassebaum holds a Bachelors of
Science degree in early childhood and el-
ementary education from New York Univer-
sity, a Masters of Science degree in reading
education from Nova University, and an
Educational Specialist Degree in educational
leadership from Florida Atlantic University.
"Take Stock in Children is an outstanding
organization that has had an enormous im-
pact on the lives of young men and women
in our community," Kassebaum said. "I am
looking forward to working with the dedi-


cated board, staff and volunteers to help
ensure a bright future for many deserving
students."
Take Stock in Children of Palm Beach
County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organiza-
tion with a proven record of helping children
from low-income families stay out of trou-
ble, graduate from high school, attend col-
lege and become productive citizens. With
the support of state government, businesses,
school systems, social service agencies, civic
and religious organizations, and private citi-
zens the organization has made a measur-
able difference in the lives of children from
low-income families. For more information
on our program or to find out how you can
help make a difference please call (561) 683-
1704 or go to our website www.takestock-
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Continued From Page 1

lege is $25,143 annually; the average state
school costs $6,585. The price of a year's
tuition at a community college? $2,402.
But there are other factors at play.
Working professionals enjoy the flex-
ible schedule afforded by a community col-
lege. Community colleges offer more night
classes than traditional universities and have
smaller class sizes to encourage student en-
gagement.
There are downsides, though. A limited
curriculum keeps larger institutions in busi-
ness. Despite the cons, enrollment figures
for Florida community colleges has seen a
steady increase -- jumping more than thirty
percent between 2000 and 2009.
The recession has simply made more
people aware of the benefits of attending a
community college.
Palm Beach Community College saw a
high number of registrations this semester,
and in one case pleaded for help from the
community in processing the vast number
of applications it received for the January
2010 semester.
Representatives of the college point to
the battered economy as a primary factor in
the record registration figures.
"Enrollment has encountered a huge
growth spell, it nearly doubled this year,"
said Melinda Biastre, PBCC's academic and
financial aid advisor. "Unemployment has
made community colleges more attractive.
It finally gave people the chance to gain the
education to obtain better jobs or the oppor-
tunity to change their profession."

The transformation
From its humble beginnings in 1933 with
only 41 students, Palm Beach Community
College (PBCC) has grown to four locations
in Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Belle
Glade and Boca Raton.
The year 2008 marked a milestone in the
history of PBCC. The state board of educa-


tion gave approval for PBCC to offer its first
baccalaureate degree in supervision and
management and in applied science. With
the designation, the college will undergo a
name change of sorts, officially dropping the
"community college" moniker and chang-
ing its name to Palm Beach State College
this spring.
College officials believe the name change
better reflects the institution's mission of
providing a well-rounded education to the
students who roam its halls.
A measure of that is the college's $13
million investment in the Sugar Technology
Institute. The 28,766 square foot facility be-
ing constructed in the college's Belle Glade
campus will offer a curriculum specializing
in one of the area's largest employment in-
dustries: agriculture.
Construction is expected to be complet-
ed in early 2010.

Seizing an opportunity
Melinda Soriano, a 2008 graduate of
Glades Day School, is one of many students
who opted to attend PBCC.
"It was close to home and I received the
Presidential scholarship which entitled me
to two years for free." Melinda said, "Stu-
dents can enroll in classes at PBCC for about
$250."
She expects to receive her Associate of
Arts (AA) degree this spring and then trans-
fer to Florida Atlantic University to continue
pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice.
She feels that her time at PBCC has pre-
pared her for university life.
"PBCC also allowed me to experience a
taste of college by participating in clubs and
campus activities," she said, offering her un-
equivocal recommendation to prospective
community college students.
Vickie Boulin, a first-year student at PBCC
and a 2008 graduate of Everglade Prepara-
tory, said that this was her second time at-
tending the Belle Glade campus. She said
she was newly excited, nervous and even
scared about the experience.
To her, being close to home was also
important. Vickie plans on remaining at the


institution as it transitions into a state college
to fulfill her dream of working in medical
technology.
Christine Limoze, a 2008 graduate of
Glades Central, had the same high expecta-
tion as her fellow classmates. Her plans af-
ter PBCC include attending the University of
Central Florida to acquire her bachelors de-
gree on a path to becoming a pediatrician.
Although change is coming soon to the
Glades, PBCC promises that it will not forget
its original mission established 76 years ago


-- to remain committed to providing open
door access to higher education by continu-
ing its commitment in addressing the needs
of its students, community and workforce.
"PBCC's professionalism is tremendous
here in Belle Glade," said Ms. Biastre. "This
college offers a solid education by teachers
who are more than capable. With an AA de-
gree here, students can not only save money
but are also able to apply anywhere to finish
their education."


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Religious columns


Government football!
By Jackie Miller, Evangelist
First Christian Church
With the College Football Bowl Games
fresh in our minds and the "Super Bowl"
just around the corner I want to share some-
thing I read in a recent journal about "Gov-
ernment Football".
It makes a lot of sense to me, I hope it
does to you. The God sanctioned role of
government is to be a "minister to thee for
good" (Romans 13:4a).
But since humans are in government, too
often these leaders harm rather than help
us. For over 200 years we in America have
enjoyed great liberty, opportunity, and free-
dom to speak and live as we deem best.
But the government often believes it
knows better than we do. In view of this,
the Government takeovers are a poor game
plan. These days it seems that the govern-
ment wants to run everything: health care,
auto making, banks, schools, etc.
So I guess football must be next.
But, consider what football would be
like if the government would take over
the game: The Steelers wold be restricted
to only six players they must spread the
wealth around!
The coach must be a government man
who, though he doesn't know anything
about running a football team, nevertheless,
is put in place at a seven-figure salary.
The quarterback is someone from an op-
posing team, but you must play him in the
name of equal opportunity.
If the crowd happens to boo the oppos-
ing team, they will be bussed to sensitive
training sessions.
If a touchdown is scored, each team gets
three points the haves must (by law) share
what they have with those who have not
(even though they may do nothing but will-
ing sit on the bench).
The government will determine what the
team eats so no one gets fat or develops a
government-banned illness.
The team must travel by bicycle to reduce
the carbon footprint. And, if the announcer
applauds a good play by your team, he must
spend the same amount of time applauding
the other team in the name of fairness.
No, I don't want the government to take
over football. It sadly would turn out like
the other things we let the government take
over.

Another kind of New Year's


I recently heard someone speak on what
we need for our youth and the tragedy of
what happens when the resources are not
there.
My question was "How will we pay for
it?" and the speaker said "Exactly!"
My thoughts were not with "What do we
need that we can't afford?" but "What do
we have at our command?"
One problem that the country faces, the
world faces is .... Stress!
Many that are out of work are worried
about finding work; we have a high num-
ber here in this county. Many that work are
worried about how long the job will last; we
also have lots of other worries as well.
Many are worried about the world situa-
tion, the economy, the wars, the fear of dis-
ease, the fear over increased violence affect-
ing them personally... and on and on.
As I reflected on "Stress" and "Worry" the
search for direction brought to mind an ad-
monition from the Lord; "Do not worry..."
He writes (Matthew 6:25-34) that we're
not supposed to do it, but to seek God first.
He cautions not to worry about tomor-
row, adding that each day has enough trou-
ble of its own(v.34). That's for sure!
How easy it is to say "Don't worry!"... all
of the times I've heard it.
Certainly, not easy advice to follow; but is
there something that can be done?
The answer is "Yes, there is!" If I cannot
always avoid worrying about what is going
on in my life; at least I can avoid adding to
the worries of others. I know that there are
people worried about their jobs; I have of-
fered to help where I can to find another job
if the need arises. I know of people that are
worried about their family; I've offered to
find them intervention or to help with the
issues. I know of people that are worried
about the economy; I tell them what I have
to give away and what I do not have to
give.
In this latter case, I try to find other re-
sources that will help or a strategy to make
do with what is available.
Do not worry? I will work to help oth-
ers avoid worries; if I can't always avoid it
myself, I can make life more worry-free for
those around me!
Parents and children, bosses and employ-
ees, clergy and congregations, teachers and
students; do what you have to do, but gently
and with kindness.
The world can be a better place after all;
maybe by limiting the worries of others as
best we can; we do something very Godly!


resolution not the involving The Philosophy of Dogs


dieting!
By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Under "New Year's Resolutions" I am
sure there are many made like losing weight,
giving up smoking, spending more time with
family, getting their house in order... and so
on. A report I read taken from the Census
Bureau, showed Hendry County among the
poorest counties in Florida; given the mean
income of those who are working.
Unemployment was reported to be over
15% a high figure, too.


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I never thought that I would admit to
being the father of an animal, but Pepper
changed all of that.
Pepper is my four-legged child who waits
expectantly for me to get home each night
and excitedly wags her tail and whimpers
with delight when I walk in.
One of my goals in life is to be as good a
person as my dog already thinks I am.
In honor of Pepper's fifth birthday, I
would like to share with you some of her
dog philosophies, some quotes about dogs,
and a dog song to brighten your day and en-


inoto/uale uonyers
"I look up and I see God, I look down and see my dog. Simple spelling G-
O-D, spelling backwards d-o-g. They would stay with me all day, I'm the one
who walks away. But both of them will wait for me and dance at my return with


glee."
rich your life.
Philosophies: Never pass up the opportu-
nity to go for a joy ride.
When loved ones come home, always
run to greet them. When it's in your best in-
terest, practice obedience. Never pretend to
be something you're not. If what you want
lies buried, dig until you find it.
No matter how often you're scolded,
don't buy into the guilt thing and pout.
Run right back and make friends. Stick
close to those you love most.
Quotes: "The reason a dog has so many
friends is that he wags his tail instead of his
tongue."
"If you think dogs can't count, try putting
three dog biscuits in your pocket and then
give him only two of them."-Phil Pastoret.
'A dog is the only thing on earth that
loves you more than he loves himself."-Josh
Billings.
"Don't accept your dog's admira-
tion as conclusive evidence that you are
wonderful."-Ann Landers.


"If your dog is fat, you aren't getting
enough exercise."
"Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used
to the idea."-Robert Heinlein.
The song: "God and Dog" by Wendy
Francisco (www.GodandDog.org).
"I look up and I see God, I look down and
see my dog. Simple spelling G-O-D, spelling
backwards d-o-g. They would stay with me
all day, I'm the one who walks away. But
both of them will wait for me and dance at
my return with glee."
"Both love me no matter what, Divine
God, and canine mutt.
I take it hard each time I fail, but God for-
gives, dog wags her tail.
God thought up and made the dog.
Dog reflects a part of God.
I look up and I see God, I look down
and see my dog. In my human frailty, I can't
match their love for me.
I've seen love from both sides now.
It's everywhere. Amen, Bow wow!"


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weather north would travel so far south.
Mr. Chapman also serves as president of
the Florida Citrus Processors Association,
and speaks for the group when he says that
"we're all concerned about the possibility of
a freeze."
He remains worried for other places in
Florida. "Some of our friends in Polk County
could be more concerned," he said, refer-
ring to the state's largest citrus producing
county. 'A degree or two could make a real
difference."
He carefully gauges weather predictions.
"I'm not the weatherman," said Mr.
Chapman. "They have enough problems
with their predictions and they've missed it
a couple of times this week. Fortunately, it
was on the high side for us."
Around the state, citrus producers de-
bated whether, and how much, to water
their crops to ward off the cold. During cold
snaps, the danger of freezing is tempered
by maintaining the moisture in the crops.
With water being slightly warmer than air,
the moisture creates a steam that holds tem-
peratures higher.


Gene McAvoy, with the Hendry County
Extension Office, though, cautions farmers
on the process.
"We've been over watering this week,"
said Mr. McAvoy. "If you do this four, five,
six nights a week, it causes the roots to rot
and there will be an increase in disease in
the fields over the next few weeks. Nothing
catastrophic, but we're not out of the woods
yet."
Others wondered if they should pull their
crops out earlier, risking a loss in revenues
or a drop in the quality of their product to
avoid complete losses.
Most simply watched and waited.
"Since it all started Saturday night, the
coldest we've had has been right at freezing
or a little below for very short durations,"
said Jim Snidely, vice president of grove op-
erations at Southern Gardens.
That means that temperatures have not
dropped sufficiently to harm the crop.
According to Mr. Snidely, growers moni-
tor a variety of conditions -- the awareness is
increased when temperatures dip to below
freezing for 10 to 12 hours at a time, or the
more common bellwether of temperatures
below 28 degrees sustained for a period of
at least four hours. That's when the cold
begins to damage the fruit itself, spoiling a
given year's crop.


The worst case scenario is to have the
same temperature hovering for up to 10
hours. In that scenario, cold not only affects
the fruit but the tree itself and the damages
affect future harvests.
Mr. McAvoy attributes the bad forecasts
to other conditions.
"The clouds keep coming in at night, and
are preventing the temperatures from fall-
ing," he said, as he peeked out of his win-
dow to the sky outside on Tuesday. "If it stays
clear overnight, this might be the night."
But the cold snap isn't all bad news. Ac-
cording to Mr. Snidely, a "fourth generation
citrus grower" who still remembers his first
freeze as a 14-year-old, a milder cold snap
actually benefits crops.
A gentler freeze preconditions the trees
to withstand colder levels of weather, ex-
plained Mr. Chapman.
It may even make for a more delicious
glass of orange juice down the line.
"Cooler weather helps the tree to slow
down, increases the sugar and the ability for
the fruit to make sugar," said Mr. Snidely. "It
makes the orange sweeter, helps with the
coloring and makes peel more orange."
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


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gin immediately following the parade at Mt.
Zion A.M.E. Church. The speaker is former
county commissioner Addie Greene. For
questions regarding the parade, contact
Mary Evans at 561-996-0100.

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Quit smoking and quit chew/spit tobacco
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Health Department seeks
food for families
The Palm Beach County Health Depart-
ment, CL Brumback Health Center, is initiat-
ing a community wide food drive and needs
donations. Many in the area go hungry every
day and as a result, miss many of the natural
nutrients necessary to stay healthy.
"We can use foods with whole grains,
and others that have little or no salt, fat or
sugar," said Brumback Health Center Pri-
mary Care Nutritionist Donna Ward. "Every-
one is invited to help and we are even of-
fering teens the opportunity to accumulate
volunteer hours through this very important
project," said Center Volunteer Coordina-
tor Brian Stanton. Food donations will be
accepted at the Brumback Health Center,
38754 SR 80 Monday through Friday from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information call
561-992-1218.

Hospice Of Palm, Volunteers
needed
Hospice of Palm Beach County is seek-


ing volunteers to help make a difference in
the lives of patients and families. A variety of
positions are available throughout the Palm
Beach County area. Hours are flexible, call
561-273-2204 or visit www.hpbc.com.

Free Aerobics classes at
Pioneer Park Beacon
Classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30
p.m. on Tuesday's and Thursday's each
week in the Pioneer Park Elementary School
cafeteria. Stop by Pioneer Park Beacon Cen-
ter and learn more about their free aerobics
classes, meet Ashley Hodges Aerobics In-
structor (wear tennis shoes, bring exercise
mat and hand held weights). If you have any
questions, call Maria Cardenas at 561-993-
8660. Free child care provided for kids ages
3 and up.

Health Department seeks
volunteers in Belle Glade
The Palm Beach County Health Depart-
ment needs committed adult volunteers
with a clean background and teens (14-17)
in Belle Glade.
The needs are great and varied. We assist
daily needs, health fairs and outreach, food
pantry, customer service and more. We are
open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday Friday.
Please call Brian at 561-992-1218 or visit
www.pbchd.com/vol/volunteer.html for de-
tails.

Save money with Prosperity
Center
The Prosperity Center of Beacon Center
at the Pahokee Elementary School now has
the IDA program available.
If you qualify and are able to save a mini-
mum of $50 a month up to $2,000 with our


help and counseling we will give you an ad-
ditional $4,000 (that's two dollars for every
dollar saved) for a total of $6,000 that can be
used for the purchase of your own home.
Call 561-924-0426 for more information.

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