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Youth Football
Mini-Camp
Free youth football mini-camp
for children, ages 6 to 12, to interact
with former NFL players and learn
the basics of the game. Camp to be
led by former NFL wide receiver,
Jessie Hester, graduate of Glades
Central High School and Florida
State University. Great opportuni-
ties for autographs and photos
with NFL players. The camp will
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government

By Ashley Causey
Special to The Sun
The words government and
politics are threatening enough
for adults let alone for America's
youth.
Much before our time, the dis-
cussion of politics was reserved for
adults, who might have frowned
if youth shared their opinion.
The world is a different place.
Children in Belle Glade, just as


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tape recorders; they repeat things
they hear or see. With so many
avenues to hear an adult's points
of view about the government,
students have few chances to de-
velop a judgement of their own.
In a few days, Glades Day
School's sixth-grade class will get
the chance to do just that when
they hop on an airplane and fly
to Washington D.C. The students
will be touring the Capitol, Su-
preme Court, Library of Congress,
the White House and the Inter-
national Trade Center, along with
several more historical sites.
Ted Dominique, Dillon Mc-
See Faces Page 20


Reading Raiders
Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. McCall and Mrs. Harrell-Bak-
er, a portion of the reading department of Glades Central High
School showing their Raider pride.


Workforce Alliance offers help to community


Staggering
unemployment
numbers underscore
problem

By Nina G. Wills
Special to The Sun
As tough economic times con-
tinue throughout the country,
there is no greater evidence of
that than in our own backyard.
In December 2009, unemploy-
ment rates were staggering for the
Glades communities, surpassing
even the 25 percent unemploy-
ment rate during the worst time of
the Great Depression.
According to the Florida Agen-
cy for Workforce Innovation Labor


Market Statistics Center, the esti-
mated unemployment rates were:
27.2 percent in Belle Glade, 28.8
percent in Pahokee, 43 percent in
South Bay, and 47.6 percent in Ca-
nal Point. Unemployment rates in
the Glades are nearly triple or qua-
druple, in some cases, compared
to Palm Beach County's unem-
ployment rate of 11.5 percent.
"There are so many people ap-
plying for so few jobs," said Jan
Cook, the manager of the Work-
force Alliance West Career Center
in Belle Glade.
The Workforce Alliance's West
Career Center located on South
Main Street offers services for
those trying to get back in to the
workforce. All services are free for
job seekers.
After signing in with the recep-


tionist, a job seeker attends an
orientation to become acquainted
with the West Career Center Facil-
ity and registers with the Employ
Florida web site. This web site
links job seekers with potential
jobs based on the individual's skill
set and experience.
The West Career Center served
37,186 Glades area residents in
2009. This number does include
repeat job seekers.
Workshops are offered to help
residents gain skills needed to
obtain a job. Workshops include
writing resumes and cover letters,
learning computer basics and in-
terviewing techniques. Accord-
ing to the staff at the West Career
Center, workshops have not been
utilized by Glades residents fre-
quently.


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"We are upgrading our work-
shops and have revamped them.
We found that some workshops
were too basic and that caused
many people not to attend," said
Cook.
The West Career Center offers
one-on-one counseling to help
residents discover their specific
career interests and goals. The
staff also helps residents with their
"soft skills," which includes get-
ting to work on time, budgeting
expenses, and wearing appropri-
ate dress.
The West Career Center does
have a dress code that is posted
on its entrance doors. The center
asks those entering the building or
using the services to dress in busi-
See Workforce Page 20




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February 4, 2010


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Youth Baseball and Softball
Registrations
Belle Glade Youth Baseball and Softball
registrations will be held at the Belle Glade
Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 8 to Feb.
12 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Feb. 13
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for children ages 5 to
12 years old. Registration fee is $50.

Ribbon cutting ceremony
A Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the Physi-
cal Therapy Institute and Aquatic Rehab will
be held on Friday, Feb. 5 beginning at 1 p.m.
It is located at 1100 South Main Street, Suite
103, Belle Glade.
Please join us for free food, raffle prizes
and giveaways!

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Pioneer Park Beacon Center Aerobics
Instructor Ashley Hodges can help you with
keeping your promise. Stop by to check out
the class and meet Ashley Hodges Aero-
bics Instructor (wear tennis shoes, bring ex-
ercise 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. Classes
will be held at Pioneer Park Elementary in
the cafeteria from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursdays for $1 a week.

Would you like to see how you
can stretch your food budget?
Stop by Pioneer Park Beacon Center and
learn about the SHARE Food Program. The
deadline to order food for February is Feb.
12 at 12 p.m. Stop by and pick up an order
form and check out the great food prices.
If you are interested in seeing an actual
SHARE order and distribution, stop by on


Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and ask for
Ms. LaClaire Bowdry or call 561-703-5748.

Lighthouse Cafe accepting
donations
The Lighthouse Cafe, an interdenomina-
tional, non-profit organization which feeds
the needy in the Glades is accepting dona-
tions for the less fortunate. Volunteers feed
those in need a hot, nourishing meal, Mon-
day through Friday.
In addition to monetary donations, the
Lighthouse Cafe could use items for the
needy including toothpaste and toothbrush-
es, deodorant, shampoo, soap, bath towels
and washclothes, disposable razors and
wide tooth combs.
To find out how you can help those less
fortunate please call Martha Lynn Weeks at
561-996-7020 or 561-996-1843 or the office
at Community United Methodist Church at
561-996-5568.


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Non-profits offered staffing
help
In order to handle more efficiently the
increased demand for services and the in-
creased workload it has placed on service
providers and their staff, the federal govern-
ment is allowing the Department of Children
and Families to place eligibility staff at com-
munity agencies that are willing to share the
costs.
The government will pay 50 percent of
the cost for an employee with the "host
agency" paying the other 50 percent. This is
an excellent opportunity to obtain additional
staff process benefit applications, while serv-
ing those in need who come to your agency
for help.
To be a past of this expansion opportuni-
ty or for more information contact Stephen
A. Faroni at 561-837-5843.

SNAP Program
If you are a single person earning a maxi-
mum of $1,127 gross salary per month, or a
4-person household earning a maximum of


$2,297 gross salary per month, you could be
eligible for SNAP.
Applying to see if you are eligible to re-
ceive additional funds to purchase food has
never been easier.
For questions call 561-993-8660.

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The Clewiston News, The Sun, and
Glades County Democrat have a unique
opportunity for individuals who enjoy their
community and who have an interest in rep-
resenting their local paper as independent
advertising sales representatives.
Ideal for those looking for a second in-
come with contacts in our community and
with an interest in sales and marketing.
Please contact either Judy Kasten by e-
mail at jkasten@strato.net or by phone at
863-763-3134 or Tom Byrd at flpublisher@
newszap.com or 727-919-6161.

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The Sun is looking to broaden its listing of
"Columnists & Bloggers" at www.newszap.
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blogs including business people, support
groups, and individuals with an opinion on
the day's news or culture.
If you are a local blogger who would
like to be listed, please visit http://www2.
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the form.
In addition to the link, the newspaper will
consider publishing timely postings as news
or commentaries on its pages.

Child's Safety and Education
Would you like to know if your infant/
child's car seat is installed properly? Stop by
Pioneer Park Beacon Center to learn more
about promoting "Child Safety and Educa-
tion" and if you qualify for a new child re-
straint.
Stop by and ask for Maria Cardenas (Fam-
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February 4, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Martin wins FLW Series event on lake


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Home sweet home: Scott Martin celebrates his first major win on Lake Okeechobee with his mom, wife and the rest of
his family.


OKEECHOBEE, Fla. Team National
Guard pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla.,
caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds,
3 ounces Saturday to win $50,000 in the
FLW Series Eastern Division tournament on
Lake Okeechobee with a four-day catch of
20 bass weighing 71-9.
The catch gave him the win by a 2-pound,
3-ounce margin over John Cox of Debary,
Fla., who caught a total of 20 bass weighing
69-6 and earned $20,000.
"I'm about to cry after this one," said
Martin, who has won more than $1 million
in FLW Outdoors events. "It's an amazing
feeling. I've lived here my whole life and I
fished my first FLW tournament here and
I've been fairly successful here and been in
the top 10 a few times. But to win one and
keep it here on the lake is awesome. For the
city of Okeechobee and the city of Clewiston
and all the communities around the lake ...
it's unbelievable.
"I wanted to win this tournament and I
focused," Martin added. "When you focus in
on something ... when you believe it, you
achieve it. If you doubt it, you'll do without
it. That's been my motto all week."
Martin opened the tournament in fourth
place Wednesday with five bass weighing
21-4 that he caught on junebug-colored Lake
Fork Trophy Lures "Live" Magic Shad and
watermelon red Reaction Innovations Trixie
Sharks while fishing the South Bay area. On
Thursday he added another five bass weigh-
ing 17-14 to move into second place. He
then caught five bass weighing 12-4 Friday to
make the crucial top-5 cut in second place.
Saturday Martin stuck with the baits he'd
used the first three days of competition and
sealed his win. Martin also received $6,000
for being the Ranger Cup program winner.
"You try to put yourself in position to win
tournaments and to make the right deci-
sions on the final day and have a great day
...itwas just one of those days that would be
hard to ever duplicate," Martin said.


Martin said he returned to the area he
fished all week and again had it to himself.
He said he slowed down and picked the
area apart and relied on GPS to cover differ-
ent trails through grass than he fished the
previous three days. Martin said he retrieved
the baits steadily on the surface in heavily
matted areas.
"I think the key to my success this week is
I haven't caught many of the males," Martin
said. "I saw lots of males every day. I could
have caught my limit every morning and had
10 to 12 pounds, but I left them there on pur-
pose. With the full moon coming, I wanted
those males to bring the females. So I just
marked them and kept fishing and fishing.
"I think it's a mistake to catch everything
you see, and I've done it, and it's stupid, re-
ally with a full moon," Martin said.
Cox, who led the Okeechobee event for
the first three days of competition, said con-
ditions totally changed for him on the last
day.
"I went to my area that had a lot of fish
in it and the wind was blowing into it,"
said Cox, who completed his first FLW Se-
ries event. "I thought the rocks in front of it
would protect it some, but I got in there and
it was muddy."
Cox said he fished a while in his first
area, caught one fish and relocated east of
the Kissimmee River. He managed to catch
five small keepers off beds and later culled
another keeper.
A complete list of results can be found at
FLWOutdoors.com.
FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L.
Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger
Boats, is the largest fishing tournament
organization in the world offering anglers
worldwide the opportunity to compete for
millions over the course of 189 tournaments
in 2010. FLW Outdoors has also taken fish-
ing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing
awarding the largest prizes in the history of
fantasy sports. FLW Outdoors memberships


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LMC introduces newest member of its medical staff


Belle Glade, Fl Lakeside Medical Center
is proud to introduce Family Medicine prac-
titioner Nikerson Geneve, DO as the new-
est physician to join the hospital's medical
staff.
Dr. Geneve, who speaks English, Span-
ish, Creole and French fluently, is accepting
new patients to his primary care practice.
Dr. Geneve's office is located in the Glades
Medical Plaza at 941 Southeast First Street in
Belle Glade.
The offices of Lakeside Medical Center's
two other new physicians, Marian Sampson,
MD and Sherida Williams, MD are also at
that location.
Together, Dr. Sampson and Dr. Williams
operate Lakeside Medical Center OB-GYN,
providing quality women's health services
to the community.
"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Geneve
to our growing medical staff here at Lake-


side Medical Center," said Brian P. Gibbons,
Jr., Hospital Administrator.
Dr. Geneve, who most recently practiced
Family Medicine in Wellington, built his
medical career in South Florida after earn-
ing his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at
Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauder-
dale. He completed his residency training at
Wellington Regional Medical Center.
"It is a wonderful opportunity to join the
medical staff here at Palm Beach County's
newest hospital, Lakeside Medical Center,
"said Dr. Geneve. I look forward to provid-
ing the highest level of medical care in my
Family Medicine practice with an emphasis
on treating patients as individuals.
One of the advantages of working in a
small community hospital is that at every lev-
el, the professionals you work with become
an extension of your own family, said Daniel
B. Kairys, MD, staff surgeon, Lakeside Medi-


cal Center. And family is very important at
Lakeside. As a surgeon, I'm impressed with
the three operating rooms, two of which are
sized for more complex procedures.
In all there is 1,700 square feet of surgi-
cal space. My fellow physicians and I also
appreciate working with a veteran nursing
team that focuses on quality, patient-cen-
tered care.
I have been drawn to work here by the
opportunity to give back to this community
through the delivery of quality health ser-
vices.
The completion of this centrally-located
hospital and medical campus less than two
years after ground was broken is a great suc-
cess story.
It's also a dream come true for physicians
and the health care community, donors,
government officials and the community at
large, said Mr. Gibbons.


The community should know that we re-
main committed to the expansion of health
care services for the residents of our region.
We're developing expanded volunteer pro-
grams and locating specialized services on
our medical campus. The next few years at
this hospital will be very exciting.
The new hospital is designed with patient
comfort, privacy and security in mind. Fo-
cused on Women's Health, Emergency Care
and Outpatient Services, Lakeside Medical
Center features a Birth Place with large labor
and delivery rooms, a nursing station that
allows direct observation of newborns and
spacious and private postpartum accom-
modations. Two weeks after the hospital
opened, Lakeside Medical Center celebrated
the birth of triplets, the Glades area's first in
more than a decade.
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February 4, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Staff
Continued From Page 4
Charity Wilson and Necler Legros, both
from Belle Glade, welcomed identical twin
daughters NeKeela and NeKayla Legros, and
a baby boy, Necler Legros IV, on Thursday,
October 29. The babies, born at 34 weeks,
weighed 3 lbs, 13 oz., 4 lbs. 2 oz., and 3 lbs.,
14 oz., respectively.
The fact that Ms. Wilson went into labor
at 34 weeks is very good, said Dr. Ahmed
Barhoush, a practicing OB/GYN physician in
Belle Glade who delivered the babies. Lake-
side Medical Center is a beautiful facility and
the veteran nursing and medical staff did a
great job helping to bring these triplets into
the world.
Ms. Wilson says she found The Birth
Place at Lakeside Medical Center to be com-
fortable and family-friendly.
I've had a wonderful experience here,
she said. The staff and the hospital were so


nice. You can tell they are happy to be in this
new building.
Having such a modern facility for our
new mothers is something we've looked
forward to for a while, said Lynn Foley, RNC,
Nurse Manager of Obstetrics. Being able to
take advantage of it for a special birth like
this allowed us to truly serve our patient's
needs.
Equipped with the latest in monitoring
technology, Lakeside Medical Center's Criti-
cal Care Unit includes six private rooms, a
nursing station with full view of all CCU beds
and generous entries to accommodate pa-
tient care equipment.
Computerized throughout including
electronic patient charts and bedside bar
code scanning systems, Lakeside Medical
Center has streamlined the admissions pro-
cess to provide efficient and quality health-
care.
A new digital mammography machine,
funded in part by a generous grant from
PNC Bank, along with a Palm Beach County


Department of Housing and Community
Development Block Grant, now enables the
early detection of breast cancer so it can be
treated more effectively. Enhancements in
the telemetry unit will allow patients recov-
ering from an illness or surgery to be moni-
tored in the hospital at all times, even if they
are away from their bed.
Other state-of-the-art initiatives will bring
the patient to the doctor, such as telemedi-
cine, online x-rays and charting-some of
which are already in place. These features
will enable doctors to remotely monitor a
patient's status and communicate instruc-
tions to clinical staff from almost any loca-
tion.
Operated and built by the Health Care Dis-
trict of Palm Beach County and supported by
the Glades Healthcare Foundation, Lakeside
Medical Center has been warmly embraced
by the community it serves. From the highly-
skilled physicians to the caring staff to the
dedicated volunteers, the staff at
Lakeside Medical Center is proud to


provide the best health care to those in the
Glades' communities.
To understand what our new hospital
means to this community, you need to take
a look at what it took to get here, said Bryan
F. Cross, Glades Rural Area Support Board
Chair. In 2004, when ownership of Glades
General Hospital transferred back to the
Health Care District, we recognized that the
physical plant would not extend into the
future. The Glades General Hospital Board
worked with the District Board on a plan to
replace our more than 60-year-old hospi-
tal by building a hospital for the future. As
a resident of this community, I can tell you
that this medical facility exceeds any expec-
tations that I ever had when we purchased
Glades General in 2004. Now we look for
everyone in our community and in neigh-
boring towns to support Lakeside Medical
Center-physicians and residents alike.
For more information about Lakeside
Medical Center, visit our website at www.
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Gaudy Redish, 90
JONAS RIDGE, N.C. Gaudy Redish, age 90,
of Jonas Ridge, passed away Jan. 27, 2010, at
Life Care Center in Banner Elk, N.C.
She was born June 27, 1919, a daughter of the
late Gardie Matison and Ona Iowa Lance Wa-
ters. Gaudy was a member of Lakeside Baptist
Church in Rocky Mount, N.C.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in
death by her husband, Leon Carlisle Redish;
brothers, Paul Waters, Clayton Waters, Junior
Waters and Jack Waters; and a sister, Anna Rue
Converse.
Survivors include her two sons, Tommy Red-
ish and wife Vanessa of Jonas Ridge, N.C., Der-
rell Redish of Lake Harbor, Fla.; grandchildren,
Brandi Forbes of Newland, N.C., Mindi Grissom
and husband Scott of Wilmington, N.C., Mandy
Redish of Clewiston, Fla., Kevin Redish and wife
Jessica of Conover, N.C., Jeremy Forbes of New-
land, N.C., Chase Redish of Lakeport, Fla.,
Amanda Redish of Florence, S.C.; and six great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 28,
in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant
Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Ingham officiating.
A local funeral service was held Sat. January 30,
2010,at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston
with Rev. Bill Derryberry officiating. Interment
followed in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.


Rufus Irvin Tull, 73
CLEWISTON Rufus Irvin Tull, age 73, of
Clewiston, passed away Jan. 27, 2010, in Cle-
wiston.
He was born June 17, 1936, in Poplar Bluffs,
Mo., the son of the late Charlie and the late Effie
Mae (Woods) Tull. Mr. Tull married Wanda
Mills April 1981; she survives.
He was a Lock Master for the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers retiring in June 2001.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda (Mills) Tull;
one son, Edison Tull of Clewiston; two sisters,
Olive White, and Barbara Watson; step-chil-
dren, Eugene Fullard, Kenneth Fullard, Ricky
Fullard, and Roxanne Lawson; eight grandchil-
dren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday
Jan. 31, 2010, in Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
where visitation was held on Saturday from 6 to
8 p.m., with Rev Troy Ezell officiating. Interment
was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston.


Marguerite Cress Wolfe, 91
DECATUR, Ga. Marguerite Cress Wolfe,
surrounded by her children, passed away in
Coventry Place Tuesday, January 26, 2010, after
a short illness. She
was 91.
She was born and
reared in Cleveland,
Tenn., the daughter
of William Ira Cress
and Bessie Burns
Cress.
Upon marrying,
she and Jay resided
in Cleveland, Miss.,
until World War II.
With the war effort, ...: on .
they moved
to several different states, where
she met the challenge of turning 15 more hous-
es into homes for her family. She was an enthu-
siastic homemaker with an obsession for taking
care of people and was the hub that united her
grandchildren summer after summer. When
her nest was empty, she shared her caretaking
as a Pink Lady. Her main club interest was the
Eastern Star.
Marguerite first worked in retail, and then she
and Jay worked side by side in their family busi-
ness of building and operating cable television
systems in the Mississippi Delta. They retired in
1969 and, thereafter, wintered on Lake Okee-
chobee, prior to making Clewiston their perma-
nent residence in 1985.
Marguerite was preceded in death by Joseph
(Jay) Edward Wolfe, her husband of 68 years,
and five siblings. After being widowed in 2006,
Marguerite enjoyed living an active life in the re-
tirement home of her trusted nephew, Mike
Cress, with one of her daughters near by.
Mrs. Wolfe is survived by one sister, Anne
Cress Cavini; her daughters, Juanita Wolfe
Dunn of Bastrop, La., Beverly M. Wolfe of Deca-
tur, Ga. and Jo Ann Wolfe Smith of Decatur,
Ga.; grandchildren, Gigi Dunn, Jerry Crawford,
Jay Crawford, Anne Claire Dunn Stephenson,
Walt Peden, Megan Dunn Meador and Mary Jo
Ann Peden Grisham; 12 great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday,
February 6, 2010, at Coventry Place.
A.S. Turner & Sons of Decatur, Ga., handled
the arrangements for cremation.





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Preparing for the Afterlife


By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
Colonel Taylor's army spent December
26, 1837, burying the dead and preparing the
wounded for the trip to Fort Bassinger. The
Seminoles, after extracting these heavy cau-
salities on the Americans, were driven from
the Battle of Okeechobee into the fastness
of the Everglades, where they, too, mourned
their dead.
Historians are uncertain about the loss-
es the Seminoles sustained in the Battle of
Okeechobee because the Seminoles, like
the Marines of today, always tried in every
possible way to remove their wounded and
fallen comrades from the field of battle and
bring them home.
The Seminole's motive for removing fall-
en comrades from the battlefield went be-
yond the human bond of loyalty that devel-
ops between men, who face death together
in battle. Loyalty did play an important role,
but it was the Seminole's religious beliefs
and customs that placed strong emphasis
on removing the bodies from the field of
battle.
Seminole religious beliefs and customs
placed great importance on removing the
slain from battle, so the body couldn't be
mutilated or desecrated by the enemy. Such
an act would alter the slain person's spiritual
body in the afterlife. The custom of recover-
ing the slain from the hands of the enemy
was practiced by most Native Americans.
The ceremonial burial rites were very
important and used to ensure the deceased
person a happy life in the next world. It is
unfortunate, but most information on the
rituals is hidden from outsiders and remains
a mystery even today.
I have read numerous 18th century eye-
witness accounts of persons who saw and
recorded various stages of the Seminole
burial ceremonies. These written accounts
indicate the living mourned the deceased for
several days, while women left their hair in
disarray during the bereavement period.
The mourning period was probably lim-
ited to several days prior to the funeral ritu-
als because Florida's warm climate sped up
decay in the deceased person. I recall stories
told to me as a young boy (by older Florida
relatives) about the expediency of burying
the dead who weren't embalmed.
The body was washed and prepared by
family or friends for viewing and kept over-
night at a relatives home until the funeral
services were held the next day. However,
nature dictated that individuals stay up with
the dead person during the night because
discharged fluids that emitted from the de-
composing body had to be removed. This
overnight "Virgil" was called a "Wake" in
the South.
After the Seminole mourning period
ended, the dead warrior was placed above
the ground at a remote location, along with
some of his personal possessions. One ac-
count stated that the deceased person's per-
sonal possessions used in the funeral were
broken, hence freeing the dead man's spirit
from his earthly possessions.
The body was then left to Mother Na-
ture's care, until only the whitened bones
of the deceased remained. The bones and
personal possessions were later gathered
and buried.


Many Native Americans practiced similar
rites when preparing a body for the afterlife.
Spanish captives and priests in the 15th and
16th centuries wrote about the early Florida
Indians placing their dead in houses called
"Charnel Houses." Guards were posted
around the house, until the flesh decayed
from the person's bones. The bones were
prepared and wrapped in tanned skins, then
placed on a raised platform, which served
as a cemetery.
Archeologist in Florida located one such
burial site at Fort Center, a state wildlife
management area located close to Lake-
port, Florida. The site is open to the public
and free. There is signage explaining the Na-
tive American culture and the artifacts found
at the site.
After the Battle of Okeechobee, many of
the Seminoles made their way southeast, to-
ward the Loxahatchee River. While moving
eastward across the Glades, they may have
used the high ancient mounds of the Mayai-
mis Indians as a place to camp and mourn
their dead. Regardless of where the Semi-
noles established their camps, they would
have been forced to put their dead to rest.
An ole Gladesman told me an interest-
ing story about this area several years ago.
He and his brothers were Florida Crackers
that were very much at home in the woods.
Their well honed hunting skills put plenty of
ill gotten venison on the table because they
were renowned poachers who frequented
the large private lands that lay to the east of
Lake Okeechobee.
One day, he and a brother were illegally
poaching deer and had stopped to rest on a
high ridge, deep within an oak hammock.
His brother noted a small object protruding
from the sandy soil, which seemed out of
place. He started digging and soon a long,
rusted gun barrel with a flintlock hammer
was unearthed from a forgotten time.
Who would bury a flintlock gun in the
middle of a swamp? Flintlock guns were
used during the Seminole Indian Wars,
but saw little usage by the time white set-
tlers started moving into the Glades. Cultur-
ally, soldiers that fought during the Seminole
Wars and the later Glades Settlers would
never have parted with a gun, to appease
a fallen comrade or friend traveling into the
afterlife.
The flintlock gun more than likely be-
longed to a deceased male Seminole. Did
this gun once spew hot lead at soldiers in
blue or feel the cold, death grip of its master's
hands, as he too died in Battle of Okeecho-
bee? We will never know the answer, but it
is stories like this that makes South Florida
History so fascinating.
A re-enactment of the Battle of Okeecho-
bee will be presented Saturday, Feb 6th at
2:00 p.m. and Sunday, Feb.7th, at 1:00 p.m.
at the Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State
Park, which is located at 3500 S.E. 38th Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florida. The GPS location
is: 27.211601-80.789530.
Please take the time to see this historical
event. The actors dress in authentic looking
uniforms, while Seminoles wear in tradi-
tional cloths of that time. There will be horse
rides, 1800's Medicine show, Living History,
Blacksmith, Cracker Cow Camp, Cannon
Demonstration, music, food and lots of fun.
Admission is five dollars per car.


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Attention all homebuyers


The Glades County Economic Develop-
ment Council has partnered with the city of
Moore Haven, Glades County and the Glades
County School Board Housing Committee to
host a homebuyer's expo, set for Feb. 4, 2010
from 5 -7 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Bldg.
here in Moore Haven. Contractors including
Brian Sullivan and Bennie Richmond will at-
tend to promote the new Branch Country-
side Estates and Haven Homes subdivisions
in Moore Haven, as well as other contractors
offering options for build to suit projects for
those who already own their land.
Keynote speaker for the housing expo
will be Sean Stephens, branch manager
of Metroplex Mortgage Services of Tampa,
who has been phenomenally successful as-


sisting homebuyers in securing 100 percent
financing through USDA and FHA loans. The
loans are fixed rate, with no down payment
required and his company charges no appli-
cation fees.
Mr. Stephens will be able to assist pro-
spective buyers interested in taking advan-
tage of the up to $8,000 first time homebuy-
er tax credit as well as the $6,000 tax credit
available for repeat buyers.
Glades County SHIP coordinator Erica
Villafuerte will also be on hand to explain
how prospective homeowners can take ad-
vantage of the $8,000 first time homebuyer
tax credit via the SHIP down payment assis-
tance program.
The event is free and open to the public.


Religion briefs


Clewiston
Fish on Fridays
Fish on Fridays will be available at the
New Bethel AME Church beginning at 3 p.m.
For more information please call 863-6972.

Valentine's Day Fudge For Missions
Calling all chocolate lovers (and those
that love them!) First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston is hand making choco-
late fudge to help support mission outreach.
Each block of fudge is one half pound of
chocolate delight wrapped in a beautifully
decorated Valentine's Day box. Only $10
per box! Boxes available for pickup starting
Wednesday, Feb. 10. Only a limited number
are available, so order yours now! 863-983-
5269. Delivery available in the Clewiston
area for multiple orders.

Evangel Assembly of God


Starting January 2010 our food pantry
ministry "Loaves and Fish" will be distribut-
ing food to families in need from our Out-
reach Center from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every 1st
and third Wednesday.

Moore Haven
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-
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.


Religious column


A call to prayer!
By Jackie Miller, Evangelist
First Christian Church
The greatest threat to spiritual awak-
ening in America is Christian withdrawal!
Though 2 Chronicles 7:14 promises "heal-
ing to the land," many of God's people wag
their heads in unbelief, questioning whether
the land can be healed, or even should be.
Twenty-first Century prophets of gloom pre-
dict that America is beyond hope, beyond
faith, beyond mercy.
The negativism has caused many to turn
their backs to the spiritual, social and moral
issues facing our nation... to walk away from
involvement with a "what can I do about it",
attitude.
"After all, isn't this the way it will be in the
last days? Isn't this just a sign of the times?
Let's eat, drink, and be merry... the Lord is
coming soon!" And so the silent Christian
majority folds its hands to wait, watching
Satan win one victory after another and not
even lifting a prayer!
Passive indifference, prayerlessness and
resignation to the conditions around us


have allowed the enemy to move freely and
without opposition through the media, the
university, the legislature.
This was not Christ's plan for us. In Mat-
thew 5:13 He defines our role to be that of
"salt in the earth." Meat packed in salt is
preserved and the normal process of decay
restrained.
In the same way Christians filled with the
Holy Spirit and the dynamic of prayer have
the power to be that kind of restrainer, hold-
ing back corruption, and in turn holding
back the judgment of God.
Sodom and Gomorrah had no such re-
strainers (Genesis 18:22-33). It was not the
abundance of sinners that brought final de-
struction. It was the absence of saints.
Often the cry is heard in America, "Love it
or leave it!" Tragically, we as Christians have
left it if we have failed it in prayer. We have
become salt that has lost it' savor... its influ-
ence... its restraining power.
What hope is there for an America whose
saints have given up and packed their bags
for Heaven? May it never be, "Lord, give us
mercy, healing, rebirth in 2010!"


Notice of Referendum
To be held Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Regarding Hendry County Hospital Authority
Limited Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Bonds
The Governing Body (the "Governing Body") of Hendry County Hospital Authority (the "Authority") has deter-
mined that it intends to issue Limited Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Bonds (the "Bonds") of the Authority to pay the
costs of capital expenditures of the Authority authorized by law. As provided by Resolution No. 009-2009, duly
adopted by the Governing Body on October 26, 2009, a bond election shall be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010,
for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the Authority, for their approval or disapproval, the
issuance of the Bonds.
If approved, the Bonds shall be issued in one or more series, at one time or from time to time, in the aggregate
principal amount of not to exceed $14,000,000. The Bonds shall be payable from ad valorem taxes levied and
collected by the Authority on all taxable property in the geographic jurisdiction of the Authority at a rate not to
exceed 1 mill. Existing tax rates are not being proposed to be increased as a result of the vote. (i.e. no increase
in current taxes).
The Bonds shall not be issued unless the Bonds shall be approved at the bond election by a majority of the qual
ified electors of the Authority voting in such election, all in the manner provided in the Constitution and laws of
the State of Florida.
The polling places and times shall be the same as in general elections held in Hendry County,
In accordance with the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, all qualified electors of the Authority shall
be entitled to vote in the Bond election to which this notice pertains.

NOTA de REFERENDUM
Para el Martes 9 de Marzo 2010
Con Respecto del Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital
Anuncio Limitado de Ingreso de Bonos
El Cuerpo de Gobierno ( el "Cuerpo de Gobierno") de el Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital ( la
"Autoridad") a determinado que su proposito para repartir Anuncio Limitado de Ingreso de Bonos ( los
"Bonos") de la Autoridad para pagar los desembolsos capitals de autoridad por ley. Como proveer por resolu-
cion #2009-009, debidamente adoptado por el Cuerpo de Gobierno el 26 de Octubre 2009, una election de
bonos se Ilevara a cabo el Martes 9 de Marzo 2010, para el proposito acreditado de electors de la autoridad,
para el aprobacion o desaprobacion, para la emission de los Bonos.
En caso que sea de aprobacion los Bonos se repartiran en uno o mas series en una vez o de tiempo a tiempo
en la cantidad agrear el principal que no excedese $14,000,000. Los Bonos de cuentas de pagar por
Bonos de ingresos collectados de impuestos por autorizado por la gravable de propiedad en la geografico juris-
diccion que autoriza el porcentaje que no excederse 1 mill. Ingresos en existencia no se propone aumentar en
result de el voto (i. e. no aumentar en impuestos actuales).
Los Bonos no se repartiran solo que sea aprobado en la election por mayoria por los electors calificados de la
autoridad de los votantes en la election, todo en la manera proveer de la ley Constitucion de el Estado de
Florida.
Los sitios de votacion y tiempos seran los mismos que la election general de el Condado Hendry.
En acuerdo con la ley Constitucion de el Estado de Florida, todo elector calificado de la Autoridad se le dara
derecho para votar en la election de Bono sera la siguiente manera:
La forma de el Boleto en esta election de Bono sera de la siguiente manera:
The form of the ballot in this Bond election shall be as follows:

BALLOT
Hendry County Hospital Authority
Limited Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Bonds
The Hospital Board proposes to issue bonds for construction of capital projects for multiyear improvements in
LaBelle and Clewiston. These projects will include, but not limited to, a new Emergency Room in Clewiston
and expanded services in LaBelle. The ii 1 ii i i' i 1 . 1. s without increase
ing tax millage assessed in Hendry Coun., .. .. .11 I i i ....i i. i i .. I no more than (1)
mill will be reserved for this issue.
May the Hendry County Hospital Authority issue bonds, secured by a levy, at a rate not to exceed one mill, and
pledge of ad valorem taxes by the Authority, in the amount not to exceed $14 million, bearing interest not
exceeding the maximum lawful rate, to pay the costs of capital expenditures of the Authority authorized by law.

Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital
Anuncio Limitado de Ingreso de Bonos
Los Directores de Hospital propone salida de Bonos para construction de proyectos de capital
para anos de multitude para mejoramiento en LaBelle y Clewiston. Estos proyectos incluir, pero
no limited para, un Nuevo Cuarto de Emergencia en Clewiston y expansion de servicios en LaBelle.
La Autoridad le retirara estos Bonos de ingresos en existencia sin creciente de impuesto de mill-
age evaluado en el condado de Hendry. No mas que (14 million) se tomara un prestamo y no
mas de (1) mill ingreso de reserve para este punto.
Le permit el Condado de Hendry Autoridad de Hospital repartiran bonos asegurado por una
leva, un porcentaje que no excedese un mill, y prenda, de anunico limitado de ingreso por la
Autoridad, que no excedese $14 million, que el interest no excedese el maximo porcentaje por ley
para de pagar el costo de desembolsos de capital de autorizacion de Autoridad de ley.
For Bonds/Para Bonos
Against Bonds/En Contra de Bonos


Hendry County Hospital Authority


Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendly County, Florida
F.S. 100.342


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County seeking candidates for Animal Kindness Award


Nomination Forms
Available

Palm Beach County's Animal Care and
Control Division is seeking outstanding in-
dividuals or groups who have shown com-


mendable care and devotion to animals,
domestic or wild, for the nomination of the
2010 Animal Kindness Award. Those nomi-
nated for the award must be Palm Beach
County residents whose good deeds to ani-
mals have taken place in this county.
All of the nominations will be reviewed
and the most admirable person will be se-


elected for the award. Youth nominations are
also accepted and are eligible for the Junior
Animal Kindness Award. The honorees will
be recognized before the Board of County
Commissioners for a special presentation.
Nomination forms are available at the
Animal Care and Control shelter,
7100 Belvedere Road in West Palm


Beach, or from the Web site, www.pbcgov.
com/pubsafety/animal.
If you would like a form mailed to your
home, please call 561-233-1222. Forms must
be returned to Animal Care and Control by
the deadline of Sunday, March 14, 2010.


The King's Academy announces middle and high school in Clewiston


West Palm Beach, Fl After 40 years in
West Palm Beach, The King's Academy an-
nounced today that it is opening a satellite
middle and high school campus in Clewis-
ton for the 2010-11 school year. King's will
offer a fully-accredited academic program
for seventh, eighth and ninth grade students
at Clewiston Christian School, located at
601 Caribbean Avenue. The School plans
to add one grade level each year at the
Clewiston campus, graduating its first class
of seniors in 2014.


Jeff Loveland, King's President remarked,
"We are excited about this new opportunity
to provide the Glades' community with a
quality Christian middle and high school.
I would like to thank Clewiston Christian
School for the opportunity to partner with
them to offer Christian education for stu-
dents from preschool to graduation."
The King's Academy will host an infor-
mational meeting for those parents inter-
ested in learning more about the School's
Clewiston campus on Thursday, February


4, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Clewiston Christian
School. For more information about attend-
ing the meeting or enrolling at The King's
Academy Clewiston Campus, please con-
tact Alinda Faircloth, Director of Admissions
at 561-686-4244, extension 335.
The King's Academy is a nationally rec-
ognized private Christian school serving ap-
proximately 1,200 students from preschool
through twelfth grade and is accredited by
the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools, the Association of Christian Schools


International, and the Florida Association of
Christian Colleges and Schools. The King's
Academy serves students and their fami-
lies across Palm Beach and Hendry Coun-
ties at its main campus at Belvedere Road
and Sansbury's Way in West Palm Beach,
its Clewiston campus on Caribbean Av-
enue, and its satellite preschool campuses
in Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens, and
Royal Palm Beach. More information about
The King's Academy is available online at
www.TKA.net.


Area vegetable farmworker income down $23.6 million after freeze


The freeze that decimated thousands of
acres of vegetable crops throughout south-
west Florida earlier this month also had an
enormous effect on farm labor income,
costing field workers an estimated $23.6
million-plus, according to Dr. Fritz Roka, an
associate professor of agricultural econom-
ics at the University of Florida (UF)/IFAS
Southwest Florida Research and Education
Center in Immokalee (SWFREC).
"This figure includes labor income losses
for seasonal and migrant farmworkers,"
Roka explains. "These workers are em-
ployed on a day-to-day basis, and if the crop
is gone, they have no work."
The estimate of income losses was com-
piled by Roka in conjunction with Dr. Mon-
ica Ozores-Hampton, assistant professor of
vegetable horticulture at the SWFREC, and
Gene McAvoy, director and regional vegeta-
ble specialist at the UF/IFAS Hendry County
Cooperative Extension Service in LaBelle.
The report indicates that of roughly 52,600
acres of vegetable farm land in the five-
county area of Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades,
and Charlotte counties, 16,670 have been
lost to the freeze. Affected crops include


bell peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, squash,
bush beans, tomatoes, and sweet corn.
The total value of pre-harvest crop losses
to the freeze is estimated to be more than
$147 million. The implications of the freeze
to farmworker income are estimated on the
basis of lost opportunity to harvest and pack
the affected vegetable crops.
"What we've heard is that most of the
damaged acreage was at the beginning of
the harvest stage," Roka says. 'All of the
labor income to grow the crop had already
been paid to the workers. Plus, workers will
still be paid for any cleanup work that needs
to be done.
So, the $23.6 million-plus figure repre-
sents solely what would have been paid
to workers to harvest and pack the crops.
That's a major loss to the workers."
The loss of farmworker income will have
a dampening economic impact on local
communities in southwest Florida, such as
Immokalee and LaBelle, which house a sig-
nificant portion of the seasonal and migrant
farmworker population. The lost income
means that workers have less to spend in lo-
cal businesses.


If the impact of a damaging freeze forc- vest spring crops in March and April may run
es many farmworkers to move out of the the risk of a farmworker shortage at harvest
area to seek work elsewhere, growers who
choose to replant their crops or plan to har- time.

DEADLINE FOR EXEMPTIONS
Phillip Pelletier, Property Appraiser, says in today's economy every penny counts for all of us. Why not
take advantage of your savings between now and March 1, 2010 by coming to the Property Appraiser's
Office in the Courthouse, third floor in LaBelle during office hours (8:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.) Monday thru
Friday OR our Clewiston sub-office at 100 E. El Paso same hours/days apply.

YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTION$


1. Homestead Exemption
Applies to first $25,000 of assessed value -all taxing authorities
Applies to $50,000 $75,000 assessed value Not school district
2. Disabled Veteran's Exemption based on % of disability
3. Widow's or Widower's Exemption
4. Non-Veteran Disability and Blindness Exemption
5. Additional Exemption 65 years of Age or Older W/an Annual Income
of less than $25,780 Per Household (documentation is required).
6. Tangible Personal Property Exemption
7. Agriculture Classification (Green Belt)
8. Homestead Portability


$25,000/$0/$25,000.00

$5,000.00
$500.00
$500.00 (or more)
$50,000.00
$25,000.00


If you have recently purchased your property the previous owners exemptions are NOT transferable. New
applications MUST be filed in the event of any changes or deed transfers. This would include changes in
Agricultural Classifications also.
You should have received your automatic renewal receipts for Homestead Exemption (white) and
Agricultural Classifications (green), if you still qualify beep your receipt do NOT return it to our office.
TO FILE FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION YOU WILL HAVE TO FURNISH THE FOLLOWINGs
* Florida Drivers License
* Florida Vehicle Registration
* Hendry County Voter Registration OR Recorded Declaration of Domicile
* Social Security Number
* Permanent Resident Card (if not a US citizen)
* Mobile Home Registration or Title in order to purchase the permanent "RP" sticker, if filling on a
mobile home.
For those disabled persons that are unable to come to the Courthouse, please call and arrangements will
be made for you to file an application for Homestead Expemption or any other exemption.
PHILLIP L. PELLETIER
HENDRY COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
P. 0. Box 1840, LaBelle, FL. 33975-18540
In LaBelle: 863-675-5270 In Clewiston: 863-983-3178
Fax: 863-675-5254


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School briefs


Pahokee Elementary School
Family Involvement Night
Pahokee Elementary School invites par-
ents, community members, volunteers and
business partners to our February Family In-
volvement Night on Wednesday, Feb. 17 in
the cafeteria. The Family Involvement Night
will give parents strategies to help their
students prepare for the upcoming FCAT
test and ways in which they can build their
child's reading stamina and endurance. If
you have any questions, please contact Ms.
Barnard, Mrs. Harper, Mrs. Harrison or Ms.
Orduna at 561-924-9700.

After-school Tutoring
Pahokee Elementary School is provid-
ing after school tutorial for 3rd 6th grade
students in Reading, Math, Writing and Sci-
ence. All students are encouraged to partici-
pate in our After-School Tutorial on Tuesday
and Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This tutoring program will end on Wednes-
day, March 3, 2010. Should you have any
questions, please contact Mr. McCormick,
Assistant Principal or Ms. Barnard, Reading
Coach at 561-924-9700.

Pahokee Elementary School contrib-
utes to Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts
Pahokee Elementary I.B. World School
faculty and students have been busy collect-
ing monetary donations and other neces-
sities for the Haiti Relief efforts. On Jan. 14
to Jan. 28 Principal, Vivian Green led this
effort along with support from faculty, staff,
students, parents and other community
members. As an I.B. World School, Pahokee
Elementary students study global issues and
learn to take action. They became aware of
the crisis in Haiti and wanted to assist in any


way possible. After speaking with the prin-
cipal, students and faculty organized a Haiti
Relief effort for monetary contributions, food
and other needed items. The students set a
goal of $500. To date, Pahokee Elementary
has raised $513 and donated 200 pounds of
food and water for this cause. In assisting
with these efforts, the students have dem-
onstrated empathy, one of our I.B. Attitude
Traits. Helping our neighbors in Haiti afford-
ed Pahokee Elementary students an oppor-
tunity to choose, act, and reflect on a global
issue that has impacted our world.
For more information, please contact La-
Wanda Harper, magnet coordinator, at 561-
924-9701.

Pioneer Park Elementary
School
Student Council holds food drive and
penny drive for Haiti
Pioneer Park Student Council heard about
the earthquakes in Haiti and felt like some-
thing had to be done! They have organized a
food drive and a penny drive. Canned foods,
dry goods, and bottled water are being ac-
cepted in the main office until Feb. 5, when
they will then be donated to Missionary
Flights International. A penny drive is also
being held. Students are bringing their loose
change with hopes of collecting over 10,000
pennies to donate to the Red Cross. Students
will collect pennies until March 19. The stu-
dents of Pioneer Park are proud to give back
what they can!

Pahokee Middle/High School
Congratulations soccer team
PHMS Soccer team finished 2nd in the


district championship. They will play in the
state playoffs on Thursday, Feb. 4. Good
Luck to the soccer team!

Important dates to remember:
Feb. 9 to Feb. 11: FCAT Writes
March 9 to March 12: FCAT
March 16 to March 19: FCAT
Parents please make sure students get a
good night sleep and breakfast!

Rosenwald Elementary
School

Important Dates:
Feb. 9 to Feb. 11: FCAT Writes
Feb. 15: Winter Holiday No school!

Glades Central High School
Financial Aid Workshop
There will be a financial aid workshop
for Glades Central High School seniors Sat-
urday, Feb. 6 starting at 2 p.m. in the media
center. All seniors and senior parents are en-
couraged to attend.

Writing Camp
Our last writing camp is Saturday, Feb. 6
from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All 10th graders are
encouraged to attend.

Math/Reading Workshop
The next student math/reading workshop
will be Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m.
ACT
The ACT will be administered Saturday,
Feb. 6. Testers should meet at the main of-
fice at 7:30 a.m. Remember to bring a photo
I.D. and an approved calculator and pencil


(2).

Attention Parents
Parents our students are prepared and
ready to take the FCAT Writes on Tuesday,
February 9, 2010. All 10th grade students
must be in attendance on that day. Please
encourage your child to get a good night's
rest, be on time and eat a good breakfast the
morning of the test. Cell phones and other
electronic devices are prohibited during test-
ing.

Important dates:
Monday, Feb. 18: No school.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010: Graduation
will be at 7 p.m. in the gym.

SAC meetings
The remaining SAC meeting dates for the
2010 school year are:
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Everglades Preparatory
Academy High School
SAC meetings
The remaining SAC meeting dates for the
2010 school year are:
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.


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Art Project
Rosenwald Art Teacher Jeanne Bra-
dy who participated in the Glades
Mobile Residency Art Project re-
cently.


Pahokee Elementary School participates in



International Pennies for Peace Campaign


The students at Pahokee Elementary
I.B. World School have joined with tens of
thousands of other school children around
the world who share the vision and dedi-
cation to empower communities through
education in remote areas of Pakistan and
Afghanistan.
Pahokee Elementary students are em-
barking on a Pennies for Peace campaign
to broaden their cultural horizons and be-
come members of a global family dedicat-
ed to peace.
How can a penny bring peace? It doesn't
buy much in Pahokee. But in the villages of
Pakistan and Afghanistan, it can buy a pen-
cil, start an education, and transform a life.
In a region where terrorist organizations
recruit uneducated, illiterate children, that
pencil can empower a child to read, write
and learn.
The Pennies for Peace program goal is
to encourage children, who are ultimately
our future leaders, to learn the value of phi-


lanthropy by collecting pennies for global
peace.
Pahokee Elementary School students
will have the opportunity to study the cul-
tures of Afghanistan and Pakistan, learn to
work and share together in their Pennies for
Peace campaign, and come to understand
their own capacity as philanthropists one
penny at a time.
Pahokee Elementary School kicked off
their campaign drive on the 100th day of
school. Teachers used the book "Listen to
the Wind" as a read aloud by Greg Morten-
son to give students background informa-
tion on how Mr. Mortenson began the Pen-
nies for Peace project.
The students will continue the drive
from January 29 through the end of school.
Pahokee Elementary School will partner
with the Florida League of I.B. Schools to
present our donations this summer at the
I.B. Conference of the Americas in Miami,
Florida to Greg Mortenson.


Children in over 400 mountain villages in
remote northern Pakistan and Afghanistan
are on the waiting list, hoping to learn in a
new school. Pahokee Elementary students
hope to help build a bridge of peace, one
penny at a time, offering alternatives to the
cycle of terrorism and war.
To find out more about Pahokee Elemen-
tary School's Pennies for Peace campaign,
please contact LaWanda Harper, Magnet
Coordinator at 561-924-9700.
About Pennies for Peace
The Pennies for Peace campaign is a program
of Central Asia Institute (CAI), founded by Greg
Mortenson, author of the #1 New York Times
best seller, Three Cups of Tea. CAI is a regis-
tered 501( c )3 nonprofit organization that pro-
motes and provides community-based educa-
tion and literacy programs especially for girls,
in remote mountain regions of Central Asia.
Founded in 1996, CAI has built to date, nearly
100 schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan,
which serve more than 28,000 students, 14,000
of whom are girls. Greg's story and more infor-
mation about CAI can be found on the web at
www.ikat.org .


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Pioneer Park Beacon Center February Family and Community Events


Smart Family Series

Learning Tools Edline Training
This training is for all parents who have
school age youth (especially k-3rd graders).
Parents will have an opportunity to learn
about how Edline can be utilized to assist
their children in addition to working closer
with their teachers. All parents who partici-
pate will be given their child's access code
and will have a chance to learn how to navi-
gate the Edline system. This event will be
held on Feb. 11 and Feb. 23 from 6 p.m. to
8 p.m. at Pioneer Park Beacon Center Room
in computer lab 1191.
To register call LaClaire Bowdry at 561-
703-5748. Child Watch provided.

Step Up for Proficiency
The Step Up for Proficiency Campaign
will engage community stakeholders and
parents in learning how to better prepare
their children both in academics and char-
acter. Participants will have the opportunity
to better understand how failure and diffi-
culty can help children get better, stronger
and smarter. This event will be held on Feb.
18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pioneer Park El-


ementary.
To register call LaClaire Bowdry at 561-
703-5748. Child Watch provided.

Healthy Family Series

Center for Independent Options
(CILO)
Center for Independent Options (CILO)
will be hosting a series of workshops to assist
families with children (grades k-3) who may
need assistance learning how to navigate
the Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
arena. Parents will be engaged in learning
advocacy and how to seek additional sup-
port for their child. This event will be held
on Feb. 17 from 6 p..m. to 8 p.m. at Pioneer
Park Elementary in the Media Center.
To register call LaClaire Bowdry at 561-
703-5748.

Safe Family Series

Home Safety Workshops
This workshop is designed to target par-
ents with pre-school age kids. Home safety
tips in addition safe proofing your home will


be discussed during this workshops. This
event will be held on Feb. 9 and Feb 17 from
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Palm Beach County
Head Start South Bay and Glades Garden in
Belle Glade. Question and answer period
will follow.

Parent Engagement

Mommy and Me (Pajama Party -
Literacy)
The pajama party is for parents and their
preschool age child. Each child will be pro-
vided with a pair of pajamas and age appro-
priate book to read. The presenter will select
a book to read and the "Reading" party will
begin. This event will be held on Feb. 24
from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the First Care Fam-
ily Resource Center.

Teen Parenting Engagement
Series
The Teen Parent Engagement Series is for
all teen parents between the ages of 13 19.
Workshops are geared to addressing issues
presented by the teens participating in the
series. Resources will be made available
during this session in addition to diapers and


other items that teens and/or the babies may
need. This event will be held every Wednes-
day from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the First
Care Family Resource Center.
To register call Maria Cardenas at 561-
993-8660.

Community Engagement

Discipline Children Community
Forum
The "Discipline Community Forum" is a
project that the Pioneer Park Beacon Center
Community Advisory Council (CAC) is spon-
soring. Community members and families
are invited to participate in the open dia-
logue specific to disciplining children. Rep-
resentatives from Palm Beach County Sheriff
Department, Community Voice, CILO, Par-
ent Child Center, will also participate in this
community forum. Participants will be made
aware of available and affordable communi-
ty resources, other community activities and
support for families. This event will be held
on Feb. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City ol
Belle Glade Commission Chambers.
To register call LaClaire Bowdry at 561-
703-5748.


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3/2 Ridgeview $285K models to choose from. $165K
2/1 WPosadeno $115K $133,344 to $149,458 3/2 DWMH on lake
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10 Montura lots $9.9K
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2.5 acres Monturo $25K
Moore Haven 5 lots $75K
Moore Haven 2 lots
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Residential lot Hooker's
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SHORT SALE
328 W Venturo Ave -
3/1 SFR
316 W Arcade 3/2
$149K
1439 Hookers Pt Rd
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*2/1.5 House 421 W. Ventura $89,900
*3/2 Home 432 W. Crescent Dr. $69K
*3/2 Home 316 Avenida Del Rio $89K
*1.8 acre Indian Hills. war MNcE $179.9K
*Reducedl Melissa Rd. on lake $84.9K
*6650 Surrency Rd 5ac Mini Ranch $379.9K
*3/2 House 628 E. Ventura $84,000
*Short Sale 503 Pasadena $1 10K
*Executive Home Clewiston $300K
*503 Bowden Rd $69,000
*400 Circle Bank Forclosure
CONDOMINUMS
*Bass n Sun Condo @ $99.9K
*Roland Martin's Marina Condo $125K
*Bass n Sun, view canal $105K
*Bass n Sun Pool 1st floor $99K
*Bass n Sun Remodeled 1st floor S1 15K
*Sweet Lake Villas (3) available
GLADES COUNTY
*Moore Haven 3/1 MH w/ 3 Lots
*Yacht Club canal lot 2 River $25K
*811 Renn Dr MHYC $99K
*Thatcher Blvd 3/2/1 car $123,900
MONTURA/PIONEER/LEDECA
*2.5 ac. Pioneer $19K
:Flaghole MH '02 w/ shed & pond $99K
1.25 acres $6,350
*Custom Cedar Home on 5 Ac $240K
* 10 Acres, fenced, Free MH $90K
COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL LOTS
.Vacant ots in Cewiston, $17K,$15K, 24K
* Clewiston Animal Clinic Lease/Own
*Margaret St. DKlex $105
SPioneer 10 acres 3/2 800 Non-Smokers
*Sweet Lake Villa 2/2/1 $1,000
*SCM 2/2/1 825 E. Concordia $900
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S3/2 on Haiti Ave. with Privacy Fence Asking $89K
2 Brand New 3/2.5 Lennar Town Homes, $179K
2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave. Each unit has 21 $224.9K
Country Living Off CR 720. 2BD/2BA 1.25 Acres.
2/1 MH on Grathn Rd. 1.37 Acres Reduced to $59K
3/2 New CBS Home in Orchard Park Asking $129K
-2/1 Duplex on Alverdez Ave. $150K
S2/2 Home on Deane Duff. $75K
S2/1 Home on Obispo Ave. $110K
'3/2 Mobile Home on Bowden Rd. $75K
S2/2 Home on Obispo Ave. $160K
'2/1 Home with 1/1 Efficiency $140K
2-3/2-1/2 Lake Shore Vila Ibwnhames. $90K
4/2 CBS on Del Monte. Newly Remodeled. $195K
2/1 Delia Ibbias. Needs much TLC. Asking$15K
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
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'Riverfront 2/2 with Efficiency. $90K
'Riverfront lot w/ Improvements. $100K
S3/2 MH. Yacht Club Way wliarawe Asking $140K
1Lake Access 2/2 w/ Boat House. $219K
SLake Access, 2/2 on Clark Lane. $119K
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COLLECTIONS
CLERK FULL TIME
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have excellent commu-
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al skills as well as be
proficient in MS Word &
Excel. Must also be
able to multitask and
be able to handle emo-
tional situations. Previ-
ous collections exp.
preferred. Bi-lingual a
+. May apply in person
or mail resume to 1099
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wiston, FL 33440, Attn:
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Chief Water Plant
Operator
Belle Glade, FL
$25.25/Hr
Working under the su-
pervision of the Plant
Superintendent, you
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and maintenance of a
large water treatment
plant as well as develop
and maintain operating
reports and operational
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plant. The successful
candidate will have a
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an equivalent recog-
nized certification;
minimum of four years
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documentation to Palm
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lian Avenue #300,
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561/616-6893 (No e-
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plications/resumes
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number, and will be ac-
cepted starting on
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ending on 2/12/10.
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Must be energetic, a
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woman in the Glades.
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pref. in Community out-
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Creole speaking a must.
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TELLERS
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communication skills,
previous experience pre-
ferred. Bi-lingual a +.
May apply in person or
mail resume to 1099 W.
Ventura Ave., Clewiston,
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SPECIAL. 2BR/1BA, no
pets, $650 mo. + $450
dep. 863-677-0977
CLEWISTON Close to
marina, 2yr old 2br,
2.5ba, 1 car garage, all
appliances, $900/mo +
utilities (732)496-5454

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2 Bedroom Apartments
Rental Assistance
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*Spacious Apartment in
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*Full time bilingual Site
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*Rental rates starting
at $529 plus Utilities
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701 W Ventura,
Clewiston
8:00 AM -3:00 PM,
Mon-Fri
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*Full time bilingual Site
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*Community Room, Tot
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*Sewer and trash in-
cluded in rent no ad-
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*Handicap units
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*Rental rates starting
at $592

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40 Greentree Drive,
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9:00 AM -5:00 PM,
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NEW INDUSTRIAL
SPACE 4,000 sq. ft. w/
offices. Across from EMS,
Cowboy Way. $1750 mo.
Call Mike (863)675-3424




MOORE HAVEN 3br,
2ba, next to Hwy 27,
brick house. $650/mo.
(305)720-3322

Rent To Own Possible
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FOR SALE
BY OWNER
Lg. Clewiston home near
Ridgeview. 3BR/2BA plus
2 extra rms. w/separate
entrance, priced well be-
low appraised value. Pos-
sible lease/option for
qualified buyers. Call
828-293-2542 for details.
No Real Estate Agents or
Brokers. Finders fee ok.


PALM HARBOR
HOMES
Factory Liquidation Sale!!
Modular, Mobile, & Stilt
homes. 0% Down when
you own your own land.
Call 1-800-622-2832
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SALE BY OWNER: 2BR,
2BA Quaint, Country
Home. Near Clewiston
on State Rd. 720, high
ceiling in liv. rm w/fpl.
8Ft.x36 Ft. Covered
porch. Small screened
fish cleaning area. Call
Clark or Cookie Tullos
(706)587-9011




FLAGHOLE 2.41 acres,
owner financing. Call
863-228-2631 for infor.

RANCHETTE 1.25 acre
Montura Ideal for RV,
Mobile or Primary Home.
Owner Financing $2,000
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CLEWISTON: 1V2BR,
Singlewide, New appl.,
W&D, Storage shed. On
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$600 mo., & $300 sec.
(863)805-2869 or
(954)649-9095

MONTURA RANCHES -
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on 1 1/4 acre. $550
mo. (305)720-3322




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ask for Lorena or Kenny

LARKEE LAKES 2br,
iba, you own land, Ig
screen porch, $30,000
(863)467-2156

New 3br/2ba double-
wide only $44,900 set-
up and a/c included.
$2000 down or trade
for down payment. Very
easy credit approval.
On your lot or one of
ours. 863-675-8888 or
863-612-6511

PARK MODEL 38 ft,
w/addition, quiet RV
park, Lake Port, lake
access $12,000
(239)213-8181

PARK MODEL: 1 Bdrm.,
Furnished, Screen
porch, at Lake Port.
$18,000 (317)512-4351


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000472
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE P. VELASQUEZ SR A/K/A
JOSE P VELASQUEZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated Jan. 19, 2010 and
entered in Case No. 26-2009-
CA-000472 of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for HENDRY County, Florida wherein
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the
Plaintiff and JOSE P VELASQUEZ SR
A/K/A JOSE P VELASQUEZ; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE P VELAS-
QUEZ SR A/K/A JOSE P VELASQUEZ
N/K/A LUPE RODRIGUEZ; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at IN
FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11:00AM, on the 17th day of
February, 2010, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
final Judgment:
TRACT 373, THE SOUTHWEST 1'
OF THE SOUTHWEST /4 OF THE
NORTHWEST /4 OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWN-
SHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31
EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
A/K/A 2001 PIONEER 20TH
STREET, 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 January 25, 2010.
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
F09045077
**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)135-2299; 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.
344969 CN 02/04,11/10





PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOW-
ING & RECOVERY gves Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 02/19/2010, 10:00 am at 74
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.8 of
the Horida Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
1996 Ford
1FMDU32X8TUA98267
1998 Dodge
2B4FP2535WR733774
1995 Mitsubishi
4A3AK44Y3SE152556
345239 CN 2/4/10


IN THE CIRCUITOF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000211
Amencan General Home Equity, Inc.,
Plaintiff,
Thomas K. Kohler and Tina R. Koh-
ler, Husband and Wife; Wooley
Sheds, Inc.; State of rida Depart
ment of Revenue; Lois Lashway; Un
known Pares in Possession #1;
Unknown Parties in Possession #2;
If living, and all Unknown Parties
claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defen-
dants) who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees,
or Other Claimants
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Jud ment
of Foreclosure dated 1/14/010,
entered in Civil Case No. 2009-
CA-000211 of the Circuit Court of
the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
Glades County, Flonda wherein
Amencan General Home Equity Inc.
Plaintiff and Thomas K. Kohler and
Tina R. Kohler, Husband and Wife
are defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and bes bidder for cash AT
THE FRONT DOOR OF THE GLAbES
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MOOREHA-
VEN FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on
2/18/10 the following described
property as set forth in said Rnal
Judgment, to-wit:

THE SOUTH 190 FEET OF LOT
33, OF GLADES LITTLE
RANCHES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 22,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE IF ANY OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY 'OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED. AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE
CONTACT GLADES COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE 500 AVENUE J, PO. BOX
10, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471
WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR
RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE:
IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770.
DATED at MOORE HAVEN, Flonda,
this 15th day of January, 2010.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Glades County, Flonda
BY: /s/ Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy,
Suite 112
Tampa Flonda 33618
09-143544
344177 CN 1/28;2/4/10






NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Florida Governmental Utility
Authority C'FGUA") announces a
public meeting to which all inter-
ested persons are invited. The
FGUA is a legal entity and public
body created pursuant to the pro-
visions of Secbtion 163.01, Florida
Statutes, and an Interlocal Agree-
ment among Citrus County, Flori-
da, DeSofo County, Florida,
Hendry County, Florida, Lee
County, Florida, Pasco County,
Florida, and Polk County, Florida.
The regular meeting will be
held at 1:00 p.m. on February
18, 2010 at the Golden Gate
Community Center, Room
A/B, 4701 Golden Gate Park-
way, Naples, Florida. The FGUA
Board will address general operat-
ing issues of the FGUA. If a per-
son deides to appeal any decision
made by the FGUA with respect to
any matter considered at the
hearing, such person will need a
record of the proceedings and
may need to ensure that a verba-
im record is made, including the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be made.
In accordance with the Americans
needing special accommodations
or an interpreter to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Clerk to the FGUA Board at
(877) 552-3482, at least three
business days prior to the date of
the meeting. If you have any
questions, please contact the
Clerk to the FGUA Board at
(877) 552-FGUA.
345288 CN 2/4/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-0039
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KERRY R. O'SHAUGHNESSEY, et
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated Dec. 16, 2009 and
entered in Case No. 26-2008-
CA-0039 of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for GLADES County, Florida wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., is the
Plaintiff and KERRY R. O'SHAUGH-
NESSEY; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM,
on the 25th day of February, 2010,
the following described property as
set forth in said final Judgment:
LOT 10, COUNTRY MEADOWS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 3 AND 4, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
MOBILE HOME LOCATED THERE-
ON, SERIAL NUMBER
FLA14612520A & FLA
14612520B
A/K/A 10 SEMINOLE AVENUE,
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 Pndens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
ofthis Courton January 15, 2010.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08005635
**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.
344223 CN 01/28;02/04/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 22 2009 CA 000043
MIDFIRST BANK
Plaintiff
vs.
JOSEPH C. COPP AND MARY E. COPP
AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursu-
ant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure
for Plaintiff entered in this cause on
December 16, 2009, in the Circuit
Court ofGlades County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Glades
County, Florida described as:
LOT 8, BLOCK A, LAKEVIEW ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 100 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1987,
MAKE: MERIT, MODEL: COUN-
TRY MANOR, WIDTH: LENGTH:
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION:
CF24422295A AND
CD24422295B
and commonly known as 8 CHOBEE
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349742;
includingthe building, appurtenanc-
es, and fixtures located therein, at
public sale, to the highest and best
idder, for cash. Sales held on the
front steps of the Glade County
Courthouse, on February 18, 2010 at
11:00 AM.
Any persons claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 15th day of January,
2010.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Sharon Robertson
By: Jennifer Bevis
344178 GCD 1/28;2/4/10DeputyClerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 09CP41
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DANNY MONROE BACKES,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
DANNY MONROE BACKES, deceased,
whose date of death was June 13,
2009 and social security number is
265-17-9192, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Glades County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is RO. Box 10, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with the court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICAITON
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is January 28th, 2010.
DOREEN BACKES
Personal Representative
1497 Muse Road
LaBelle, Florida 33935
STEVEN J. POLHEMUS, ESQ.
Attorney for Personal Representatve
Post Off0ce Drawer 2188
LaBelle, Florida 33975
Telephone 863-676-0087
By: Steven J. Polhemus, Esquire
Florida Bar Number 182567
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
CASE NO. 09-CA-190
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC,
Plaintiff,
VS.
ANTONIO DIAZ, et.al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RIVER VIEW VILLAGE UNIT ONE
HUNDRED TWO PROPERTY OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.
A Florida corporation
Last known addressess: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following described property:
LOT 2, BLOCK 50, UNIT 102, PORT
LABELLE, A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 66-87, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A mobile home with the VIN num-
ber VIN N/A sits on the property.
a/k/a 1387 RUGBY CIR.
LABELLE, FL 33935
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on
Nwabufo Umunna, Attorney for Plain-
tiff, whose address is 2901 Strling
Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale,
Florida 33312 within 30 days after
the first publication of this notice and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
WITHESS my hand and the seal of
this Court this 3rd day of December,
2009.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of the Court
By: /S/ Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a reasonable accommodabtion to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should, no
later than seven (7) days prior, con-
tact the Clerk of the Court's disability
coordinator at 8639462140, PO BOX
1018, MOORE HAVEN FL, 33471. If
hearing impaired, contact (TDD)
8009558771 via Florida Relay Sys-
tem. File #71767
This is an attempt to collect a
debt. Any information obtained
will be used for that purpose.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORDA
CASE NO. 10-CP-1
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANK HENDERSHOT,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
FRANK HENDERSHOT, deceased,
whose date of death was August 13,
2009, and whose social security
number is 157-30-8953, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Glades
County, Flonda, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office
Box 10, Moore Haven, Flonda 33471.
The names and address of the per-
sonal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTH AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is January 28, 2010.
Personal Representative:
ELAINE HENDERSHOT
1094 Harper Lane NE
Moore Haven, Florida 34971
Attorney for Personal Representative:
COLIN M. CAMERON
200 N.E. 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-8600
Fla. Bar No. 270441
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 08000148CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN CHRISTINE PICKLES,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
HELEN CHRISTINE PICKLES, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
MARCH 29, 2008 and social security
number is 264-40-3504, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle,
Florida 33975. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is January 28, 2010.
JOYCE M.McLEOD
Personal Representative
1170 Park Drive
LaBelle, Florida 33935
STEVEN 1. POLHEMUS, ESQ.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Post Office Drawer 2188
LaBelle, Florida 33975
Telephone 863-675-0087
By: Steven J. Polhemus, Esquire
Florida Bar Number 182567
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It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 26-2009-CA-000469
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID A. KARAM, 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-000469 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Forida wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and DAVID
A. KARAM; ANGELA S. KARAM;
WELLS FARGO BANK N.A, are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at IN
FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11:00AM, on the 17th day of
Feb., 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 12, BLOCK 2288, OF PORT LA-
BELLE, UNIT 8, SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 131, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 9024 MAYWOOD CIRCLE
UNIT 8, PORT 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 Jan. 27, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Forida Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Forida 33622-5018
F19046591
**See Americans with
Disabilities Act In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
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,-
955-877/ (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding.
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STATEMENT OF
NON-DISCRIMINATION
Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. is the recipient of Federal financial assis-
tance from the Rural Utility Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI and Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment
Act of 1975, as amended; Executive Order 11246, the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitabon Act
of 1973, as amended; and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department
of Agriculture which provide that no person in the United States on the ba-
sis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, disability or handicap
shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the
benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any of this or-
ganization's programs or activities.
The person responsible for coordinating this organization's non-discrimi-
nation compliance efforts is L. T Todd, General Manager and CEO of Glades
Electric Cooperative. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who
feels that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain
further information about the statutes and regulations listed above from
and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250; or the Administrator,
Rural Utility Services, Washington, D.C. 20250. Complaints must be filed
within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be
maintained to the extent possible.
344986 CB/CGS 2/4/10


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:
You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. YOL
are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Flori-
da, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to
receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility
and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in
a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be re-
moved from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or
863-983-1592
El Aviso se da nor Este Medio:
Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en question
Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condadc
de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncic
publicado para recibir la information al respect de su nelegibilidad poten
cial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responded, puede dar lugai
a una determination dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sere
quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telephone
863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592
Veronica A. Olvera Steven White
475 Pine Ave. 412 Fraser Ave.
LaBelle, FL 33935 LaBelle, FL 33935
Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 174
LaBelle, FL 33975
Hendry County, Florida
F.S. 98.075
345298 CB/CN 2/4/10


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meet
ings and Annual Landowners' Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of RittE
Drainage District for the calendar year 2010. All regular meetings are sched-
uled for 2nd Tuesday of each month (unless meeting date conflicts with
holiday) at 11:45AM. The Purpose of the meetings is to transact any and al
business that may come before the Board.
MEETING DATES
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010
TUESDAY, FEB 9 2010 12:00 pm
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS'MEETING
Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010
Tuesday, Sept 14, 2010
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
By: Steve Stiles, Chairman
Ritta Drainage District
345295 cn 2/4/10


NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING
OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County
Nater Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday,
february 17, 2010 at 7pm at the CCWCD Conference Room, 475 S. Cab-
)age Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates. The purpose of this meeting is to dis-
:uss and take action on the ATV's use in the reservoir. And any other
businesss that may come before the Board.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS
ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE
DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5)
DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
345282 CN 2/4/10


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Ritta Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes
1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners
of Ritta Drainage District for the year 2009, will be held at United States
Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida
on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 11:00 PM, for the purpose of
1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect there to
as the landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the
meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY: Steve Stiles, President
345291 CN 2/4/10


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the Distnct One Office until 2:00 RM. on Thursday,
February 18, 2010, for the following Proposals:
E1H86- A Certification of Qualificaton is not required for base work, drain-
age improvements, curb and gutter, signing and pavement marking, box
culvert replacement and sidewalks on State Road 600 in Polk County. Bud-
get Estimate: $150,343.00
ElI01- A Certification of Qualificaton is not required for Mowing, Litter Re-
moval and Edging and Sweeping of Water Ponds and Primary Roadways in
Charlotte County. Budget Estimate: $416,236.00
E1I02- A Certficaton of Qualification is not required for Roadside Mowing,
Litter Removal and Under Deck Herbicide Application in Desoto County.
Budget Estimate: $312,968.00
E1I03- A Certficaton of Qualification is not required for Roadside Mowing,
Litter Removal and Under Deck Herbicide Application in Hardee County.
Budget Estimate: $221,550.00
E1I04- A Certification of Qualification is not required for Highway Lighting
Maintenance on the Pnmary Roadway System in Manatee & Sarasota
Counties. Budget Eshmate: $40,000.00
ElI05- A Certificaton of Qualification is not required for Herbicide, Stnp
Application in Manatee & Sarasota Countes. Budget Estimate: $125,060.00
Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on
our website at http://www.dot.state.fl.us/contractsadministrationdistnctl/


INVITION TO BID
Nright Construction Group is requesting bids and proposals from subcon-
:ractors and suppliers for the construction of the Glades County Health Clin-
c. This project will be LEED Certified and includes site work, ICF exterior
Nalls, standing seam roof, interior construction for all trades including MEP's
and medical equipment installations. The project is located adjacent to the
Shades County Jail in Moore Haven, Florida.
3ase bids and proposals must be based upon plans and specifications. Al-
:ernates and value engineering suggestions wil be considered but must be
clearlyy identified. PDF plans on a CD can be obtained at the offices of
Nright Constructon Group located at 5811 Youngquist Road, Fort Myers, FL
33912, viewed at our on-line plan room at www.wrightg.com, and at other
locations by calling (239) 481-5000. Bids and proposals must be submitted
)n or before February 05, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. to the Wright Construction
3roup office or by fax at (239) 481-2448. Bids received after 2:00 pm will
ae considered non-responsive.
344736 GCD 1/28;2/4/10


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meet
wings and Annual Landowners' Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Bolle
Drainage District for the calendar year 2010. All regular meetings are sched-
uled for 2nd Tuesday of each month (unless meeting date conflicts with
holiday) at 11:30AM. The Purpose of the meetings is to transact any and al
business that may come before the Board.
MEETING DATES
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010
TUESDAY, FEB 9 2010 -11:00 am
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS'MEETING
Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010
Tuesday, Sept 14, 2010
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
By: Ruben Rifa, Chairman
Bolles Drainage District
345294 CN 2/4/10


NOTICE OFANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notbce is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Disston Island Conservancy District, and in accordance with Chapter 298,
Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of
the Landowners of Disston Island Conservancy District for the year 2009,
will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office,
North US 27, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 10:00
A.M., for the purpose of:
1. Electng one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as
the landowners may determine.
3. Transacing such other business as may properly come before the
meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
BY: Sam Williams, Chairman
February 4, 2010
345290 CN 2/4/10


HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
lioners will hold a workshop on February 9, 2010, beginning at 4:00 p.m.,
at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Ave-
lue, Clewiston, Florida to discuss County office space in the Clewiston area
and related issues.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
Nill need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
'nay need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
Nhich record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
D be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
345123 CB/CN 2/4/10


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (SFWMD)
NOTICE OF INTENDED AGENCY ACTION
The following Petition for Formal Wetland Determinaton will be considered
for approval:
Application 091208-13 (Permit 26-00002-F) Hilliard Brothers of Florida (Hilli-
ard Flaghole Property) 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. The sub-
ject property is located on the east side of Flaghole Road south of US 27 in
the City of Clewiston, Hendry County. The 6,109 acre parcel is located di-
rectly south of the Airglades Airport. There are sixty-four wetlands totaling
331.9 acres scattered throughout the property in small pockets within the
agricultural production areas as well through a larger slough system running
southeast to northwest through the center of the property.
Any person whose substantial interests will be affected by the District's pro-
posed action on the Petition may request an administrative hearing on the
proposed action pursuant to Section 40E-1.511, FAC, ., ,r',, r
Environmental Resource Regulation, SFWMD, PO E ,- ,,, : r Palm
Beach, FL 33416-4680. If no request for an administrative hearing is filed
within 21 days from the date of publication, the Execubve Director will then
take final action on the Petition for the Formal Wetland Determination.
344647 CN 2/4/10


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
506 2007 1-17-43-29-110-OOOB-0090 MIRTHALA PALACIOS
Lot 9, Block B, SUNSHINE ACRES, UNIT 1, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 4, page 67, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
the 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Couri
Hendry County, Florid
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
3olles Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Stat-
Jtes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Land-
)wners of Bolles Drainage District for the year 2009, will be held at United
States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston,
:londa, on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 10:30 AM, for the purpose of:
1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto
as the landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the
meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
3Y Jason Langdale, President
345292 CN 2/4/10


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meet-
ings and Annual Landowners' Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Dis-
ston Island Conservancy District for the calendar year 2010. All regular
meetings are scheduled for 2nd Tuesday of each month (unless meeting
date conflicts with holiday) at 11:00AM. The Purpose of the meetings is to
transact any and all business that may come before the Board.
MEETING DATES
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010
TUESDAY, FEB 9 2010 -10:00 am
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS' MEETING
Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010
Tuesday, Sept 14, 2010
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
By: Sam Williams, Chairman
Disston Island Conservancy District
345293 CN 2/4/10


IMPORTANT NOTICE
GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Affirmative Action organization and
will continue to meet its non-discriminaton and affirmative action obliga-
tions by insisting that all contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and others
who do business with the Cooperatve also adhere to strict non-discrimina-
tory and affirmative acton practices.
Additionally, Glades Electric Cooperative will continue to insist on full com-
pliance of its Affirmatve Action Plan in its hiring, promotion and other em-
ployment practices. The Cooperatve invites and encourages all minority
individuals and groups to participate in all its membership activities, to be
active in the vending of materials and supplies, and to enter bids on con-
tracts for services needed by the Cooperative.
Any minority individual or minority group interested in participation in any
of these activities and needing more information about equal opportunities
at the Cooperative, may contact L. T. Todd, General Manager and Affirma-
tive Action Compliance Officer, Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc., by writing
to him at Glades Electric Cooperative, R 0. Box 519, Moore Haven, FL
33471; or by calling him at (863) 946-0061.
344982 CGS/CB 2/4/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I, LLC holder of the following
:ertficate, 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
1178 2007 1-15-44-32-AOO-0001-0000 Gary Scott Miller/
Pilar Home Developers Inc.
The Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast
mne-quarter of Section 15, township 44 south, Range 32 East, Hendry
county Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road over the North
30 feet thereof Also known as Tracts 3317 thru 3320 and Tracts 3345 thru
3347 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
-ESS AND EXCEPT the East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the
Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-
luarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County,
:londa. Also known as Tract 3348 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-
;cribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
L.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
:he 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notbce is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Pahokee Water Control District, the annual meeting of the landowners of
Pahokee Water Control District for the year 2010, will be held at the office
of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach
County, Florida, on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at 9:00 o'clock in the
forenoon for the purpose of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as
the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacing such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, 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
made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
By: /s/ Kenneth McDuffie
President
344852 SUN 2/4/10


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
999 2007 1-13-44-32-AOO-0051-0000 Victor L. Robinson
The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-
quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Sec-
tion 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. subject
to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof Also known
as Lot 5594, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
the 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH 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
: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
939 2007 1-36-43-31-010-OOON-0140 Margaret J. Smeed
The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest
mne-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 43
Pouth, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Block
1, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Jnless 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
L.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
:he 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
343602 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I, 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
1251 2007 1-22-44-32-010-0001-0120 Pllar Home Developers Inc
-ot 12, Block 1, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, accord-
ng to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37, Public Records of
-lendry 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-
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
.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
:he 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
343580 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10


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
1070 2007 1-13-44-32-AOO-0257-0000 Gloria M. Martinez-Mendez
The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quar-
ter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section
13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known
as Tract 5435 Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
the 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
343572 CN 1/21,28;2/4,11/10


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
1277 2007 1-22-44-32-010-0015-0150 Maria Isabel I. Ramirez/
Maria A. Garcia/
H.E. Hill Montura Land & Cattle
Lot 15, Block 15 of Montura Ranch Estates First Subdivision, according to
the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37,38,39, Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
the 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
343600 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10



REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
HENDRY COUNTY
JAIL INMATE MEDICAL SERVICES
RFP No. 2010-09
Opening Date and Time: February 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals for
medical services to inmates in custody at the Hendry County Jail, LaBelle,
Florida. Such services shall be provided at the jail or at the contractor's
premises. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of
County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hend-
ry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida
by February 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., at which bme all responses to this re-
quest will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the
Henry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee Street, La-
Belle, Florida(for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mail-
ing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
344751 CB/CN 1/28;2/4/10

HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R. Scott Cooper DATE: 2/23/10
SUBJECT AREA: 256 Limited Use of Social Security Numbers and Other
Identity Information
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the
policy for use of social security numbers and other identity information.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1012.23
and 119.071 F.S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43,
1012.23 and 119.071 F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained,
without cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for use of
social security numbers and other identity information.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will
create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except
for the costs of printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board
Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on February 23, 2010.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with informa-
tion regarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a
proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within
21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agen-
cy Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to
be adverbtised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule
is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the
Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of
this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public
hearing would be affected by the proposed ru e. The School Board, upon
appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspecton and copying of all written materials constituting public
records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by
request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judi-
cially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making
proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into
the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
cess, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of
the proposed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of
Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), FS.
344988 CN 2/4,11,18; CB 2/18/10


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
GRANTING AN AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at 5:05
p.m., Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hick-
poochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance granting an ad
valorem tax exemption to Southeast Renewable Fuels, LLC, entitled as fol-
lows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA GRANTING AN EXEMPTION FROM
CERTAIN AD VALOREM TAXAfION TO ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DE-
VELOPMENT IN THE COUNTY FOR SOUTHEAST RENEWABLE FUELS,
LLC A NEW BUSINESS; PROVIDING FOR A FINDING THAT RE-
QUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET; PROVIDING FOR THE ESTIMATED
REVENUE LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE EXEMPTION GRANTED TO
SOUTHEAST RENEWABLE FUELS, LLC ; GRANTING AN EXEMPTION
FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION TO SOUTHEAST RENEWABLE
FUELS, LLC; PROVIDING FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME FOR WHICH
THE EXEMPTION WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT AND THE EXPIRATION
DATE OF THE EXEMPTION; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; PRO-
VIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the pro-
posed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection n weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the County
Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
345124 CB/CN 2/4/10

CITY OF CLEWISTON
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will con-
duct two PUBLIC HEARINGS on February 15, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. or as
soon as practical thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115
West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to
consider the adoption of the Ordinance 2010-01 regarding City Code En-
forcement regulations and Ordinance 2010-02 regarding expanding CRA
Boundaries in the City of Clewiston:
ORDINANCE NO. 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.
ORDINANCE NO. 2010-02
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA EXPANDING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE EXISTING
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA AND AMENDING THE COM-
MUNITY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY
AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinances is available in the City Clerk's Office, City
Hall, 15 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any
interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be
heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to ap-
peal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meet-
ing for public hearings, such person may need to insure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Clewiston City Hall is a
handicapped accessible facility.
Any questions pertaining to this document should be directed to the Clewis-
ton City Manager, either by phone (863) 983-1484, by fax (863) 983-7222
or U.S. Mail (115 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440).
Marilyn McCorvey
City Clerk
344944 CN 2/4/10


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South Florida Water Management District
Notice of Agency Action
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD or District) give
notice of its Agency Action for Water Use Permit 50-00173-W.
The continuation of an existing use of surface water from the SFWMD Ca-
nal (L-12) for agricultural irrigaton use serving 9060 acres with an annua
allocation of 6131.52 million gallons (a maximum monthly allocation oi
904.6484 million gallons) pursuant to application 090211-12, for a project
known as Boy Farm for the purpose of agricultural irrigation of 9060 acre
of sugar cane using a flood/seepage irrigation system. The permit is sub-
ject to 18 Limibng Conditions. The Project is located in Palm Beach County
in Sections 25, 36 Township 42 South Range 38 East; Sections 6-8, 16-20
29-32 Township 42 South, Range 39 East; Section 1 Township 43 South
Range 38 East; and Sections 5-7 Township 43 South, Range 39 East located
between the SFWMD Canal L-8 and State Highway 700. The use is rea-
sonable-beneficial, will not interfere with any presently existing legal use oi
water and is consistent with the public interest. The permit was issued Sep
member 21, 2009 to US Sugar Corporation, 111 Ponce De Leon Ave, Clewis-
ton FL 33440.
The above Permit and Staff Report, including limiting conditions to pro
vide reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statutes anc
rules can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Veguilla, Deputy Clerk, during
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, ex
cept legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or
by telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension 6739.
The District's agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become
final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sec-
bons 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for fil-
ing a pebtion. The procedures for petitoning for a hearing are set forth
below, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District=s per
emitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) un
der Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition music
contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the
Office of the Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.104 Fla. Admin. Code
any documents received after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the
next regular business day. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. A copy o
the Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the persons name
above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the 21 days
of publication of notice, or other receipt of the written notice, whichever
first occurs first, constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an ad
ministrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Sections 120.569 anc
120.57, Fla. Stat. as provided by Subsection 28-106.11(4) Fla. Admin. Code
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the ad
dress indicated above at the time of filing.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the District's action is
based must contain the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2), Fla. Ad
mln. Code, including:
(1) Identificaton of the action being contested, including the permit
number, application number, District file number or any other SFWME
identification number, if known.
(2) The name, address and telephone number of the pebtioner and pet
tioner's representative, if any.
(3)An explanation of how the petitoner's substantial interests will be af
ected by the agency determination.
(4)A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the
SFWMD's decision.
(5)A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none
the petition must so indicate.
(6)A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific
facts the petitoner contends warrant reversal or modification of the
SFWMD's proposed action.
(7) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification of the SFWMD's proposed acton.
(8) If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also in-
clude an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules
or statutes.
(9) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the
action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the
SFWMD's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the District's
acton is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code. Because the administrative hearing process
is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a pebtion means
that the District's final action may be different from the position taken by ii
in this notice.
The procedures for pursing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573 Fla
Stats, and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405 Fla. Admin. Code. The
SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section
120.573. Fla. Stat. at this time.
345121 CN 2/4/10


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
lame in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1168 2007 1-14-44-32-AOO-0270-0100 Gary Scott Miller/
Pilar Home Developers Inc.
The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-
luarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Sec-
ion 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also
(nown as Lot No. 2944 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-
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
h.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
:he 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
343601 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10


NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT

you are hereby notified that the Regular Meeting of the Board
Df Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will
by held on Wednesday February 24, 2010 at 7 pm at the Central
countyy Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St.
Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this
meeting is to transact any and all business which may come be-
fore the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the
Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at
the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may
need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based.
345280 CN 2/4/10


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Operation of City Concession Stands
The City of Clewiston Recreaton Department will accept proposals for the
operation of Sugarland Sports Complex (SSC) Concession Stand(s) from
March 2010 June 2010. Proposals may be mailed or delivered in z
sealed envelope cleared marked, 'Concession Stand Bid" to the City Clerk
City of Clewiston, 115 W. Ventura Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440 until 3:00 p.m
on February 25, 2010, at which time proposals will be opened and read
aloud. Individuals and/or companies wishing to bid should hold a current
State License in Food Management and Food Handling,
The City of Clewiston Recreation Department is interested in a single fee
plus a % of sales to be paid for the right to be the sole vendor of each
and/or all of the concession stands located at SSC.
The selected vendor will be responsible for staffing of the concession stand
product ordering and vendor payment, preparation and serving of fooc
items, health and sanitation codes and inspections, and all appropriate op
rating licenses.
The selected vendor will be expected to open approx. 30 minutes before
game bme and close at the end of the last scheduled game. The vendor
will be expected to facilitate the complete operation of the concession stance
on those nights of regularly scheduled league games and make-up game
as supplied to them by the Clewiston Recreation Department. The selected
vendor and its employees shall not be City of Clewiston employees.
The City of Clewiston reserves the right to reject any and all proposals in
whole or in part, with or without cause, or to accept the proposal that in it
judgment best serves the City of Clewiston.
** Please call Lance Ramer at (863) 983-1492 to schedule a time to review
the facility.
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Notice of Agency Action
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD or District) gives Chapter 197.512 Florida Stattes
notice of its Agency Acton for Water Use Permit 26-00034-W pursuant to NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I, LLC holder of the following
application 090204-6, for the continuation of an existing use of groundwa- certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
tar from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and surface water from the industrial The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
canal, SFWMD Canal (L-East) and the SFWMD Miami Canal for agricultural name in which it was assessed are as follows:
irrigabon use serving 14620.05 acres of sugar cane using a crown flooding
(seepage irrigation system via 9 existing withdrawal facilities. The project is CERT NAME IN
known as US Sugar Corporation Hendry County Project with an annual al- NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
location of 2153.7 million gallons and a total maximum monthly allocation of 1059 2007 1-13-44-32-AOO-0232-0000 ELDIS M. VERDAZCO
2,789.3 million gallons. The permit is subject to 21 Limiting Conditions. The
Project is located in within Hendry County in S3-10, 23, 26 T44S/R34E; The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quar-
S1,12 T44S/R33E; S36 T43S/R33E; S31-34 T43S/R34E; S3,10,15,22 ter ofthe Northwest one-quarter ofthe Southeast one quarter ofSection
T46S/R34E; S22,27,34,35 T45S/R34E. 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to
The use is reasonable-beneficial, will not interfere with any presently ex- an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof, Also known as
listing legal use of water and is consistent with the public interest. The per- Tract No. 5533, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.
mit was issued January 25, 2010 to US Sugar Corporation at 111 Ponce De
Leon Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
The above Permit and Staff Report, including limiting conditions to provide Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
reasonable assurances that the projects meet SFWMD statutes and rules
can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Veguilla, Deputy Clerk, during nor- All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except
legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or by Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension 6739. scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
The Districts agency action as set forth in the Staff Reports shall become Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sec- A.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
tions 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for fil- the 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
ing a petition. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
below, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District=s per- Barbara S. Butler
emitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) un- Clerk of Circuit Court
der Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must Hendry County, Florida
contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the 343603 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10
Office of the Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun Club Road,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.104 Fla. Admin. Code,
any documents received after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the
the Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the persons named
above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the 21 days
of publication of notice, or other receipt of the written notice, whichever NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
first occurs first, constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an ad-
ministrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Sections 120.569 and Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
120.57, Fla. Stat. as provided by Subsecton 28-106.11(4) Fla. Admin. Code.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the ad- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I, LLC holder of the following
dress indicated above at the time of filing, certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Distnct=s action is The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
based must contain the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2), Fla. Ad- name in which it was assessed are as follows:
mm. Code, including:
(1) Identificaton of the action being contested, including the permit CERT NAME IN
number, application number, District file number or any other SFWMD NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
identification number, if known. 1207 2007 1-15-44-32-A00-0147-0000 Carlos Mato
(2) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and pet-
tioner's representative, if any. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-
(3)An explanation of how the petitoner's substantial interests will be af- quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Sec-
fected by the agency determination. tion 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Sub-
(4) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the ject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof Also
SFWMD's decision. known as Lot No. 2540 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivi-
(5) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are sion.
none, the petition must so indicate.
(6) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the spe- Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
cific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
SFWMD's proposed action.
(7) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
require reversal or modification of the SFWMD's proposed action.
(8) If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also in- Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
dude an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
or statutes. Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
(9) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the A.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the the 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
SFWMD's proposed action. Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
A petiton that does not dispute the material facts on which the District's
action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise Barbara S. Butler
shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule Clerk of Circuit Court
28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code. Because the administrative hearing process Hendry County, Florida
is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means 343605 CGS 1/21,28 2/4,11/10
that the District's final action may be different from the position taken by it
in this notice.
The procedures for pursing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573 Fla. ,
Stats, and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405 Fla. Admin. Code. The M -
SFWMD is not proposing mediabtion for this agency action under Section
120.573. Fla. Stat. at this time.
345120 CN 2/4/10 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CRYSTAL I, LLC holder of the following
R Iei certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
Readinga neWSpaper provides The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
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the opportunity to get involved NAME IN
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824 2007 1-28-43-31-AOO-0048-0000 Nawshad Chowdhury
in your com m Unity. The Southwest one-quarter ofthe Southeast one-quarter ofthe Southwest
one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43
South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for
an access road of the East 30 feet thereof ALSO known as Lot 353, PIO-
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Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
readers are m ore popular! Subject to existing easements and right ofways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the THIRD THURSDAY in the month of FEBRUARY, which is
the 18TH day of FEBRUARY, 2010.
u0 Dated this 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2009.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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Communication is Key
By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A lady went to a marriage counselor. She
stated, "I want to divorce my husband."
"Do you have any grounds for divorce?"
the counselor asked.
"Why, yes. We have almost an acre."
"You don't understand," said the coun-
selor. "What I want to know is if you and
your husband have a grudge."
"That we don't have," she said. "But we
do have a carport."
The counselor shook his head and said,
"I'm sorry, but I still don't see any reason
why you should divorce your husband."
"It's just that the man can't carry on an
intelligent conversation," she replied.
We laugh, but problems with communi-
cation are a part of life. Communication is a
tricky thing. Is what we think we are saying
really being understood by those we are try-
ing to communicate with? We can't assume
what we say will always be understood,
even if it seems obvious to us.
In the newspaper column, "Ask Heloise",
she once gave a household hint in which she
shared that one should put a cup of liquid in
the cavity of a turkey when roasting it. Be-
lieve it or not, someone wrote her that "the
turkey tasted great, but the plastic cup melt-
ed." Now she is very careful to say: "POUR a
cup of liquid in the cavity of a turkey."
Communication is key, and can make
all the difference. Vice Admiral James B.
Stockdale survived 2,714 days as a POW in
Vietnam. On one occasion, the North Viet-
namese handcuffed Stockdale's hands be-
hind his back, locked his legs in heavy irons,
and dragged him from his prison cell to sit in
an un-shaded courtyard so other prisoners
could see what happened to anybody who
refused to cooperate.
According to the Navy's official report,
Stockdale remained in that position for three
days. The guards would not let him sleep,
and Stockdale was beaten repeatedly. After
one beating, Stockdale heard the sound of
a towel snapping. He noticed that the noise
was not random.
History has shown that POWs and hos-
tages have been sustained by ingeniously
improvised lifelines of communication. In
Vietnam, a clever tap code, in which the
number of sequence of taps spelled out
letters of the alphabet, became the prison-

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that it was that simple act of communication
that kept him going.
Communication is key, and can make
all the difference. In a similar simple act of
communication to help us keep going in the
midst of what's happening to us, Christ is
tapping out an encouraging message. He's
saying "God bless you! You can make it!" To
those who have ears to hear, let this truth be
communicated!

Getting closer to Heaven: Is it
learning from others?
By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D. +
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
One of the great stories I heard was about
a man from Hawaii. He told how the people
there were proud of their pineapples and
how important pineapples were to them.
When he went to school, he said that they
always talked about pineapples. Math was
"Two plus two pineapples equal how many
pineapples?"
Geography was "The world is round but
not perfectly round; something more like
a pineapple." Ecology was about using the
leftovers to make energy; pineapple-power.
Nutrition was about the nourishment offered
in fruits and vegetables like the pineapple,
for instance.
Then he said "One day I made a trip to
the mainland and found out that the rest
of the world didn't run on pineapples!" It's
easy to get to thinking our way is the only
way. One of my colleagues just spent a year
ministering in Italy.
She has talked about it ever since: the
music, the customs and traditions that are
celebrated, the wonderful food, the ways
people greeted each other on the street. She
was impressed with a way of life that was dif-
ferent from the one she knew in New York;
perhaps with something to offer to others.
As I reflected on it, I thought "And they do it
all without pineapples!"
We do better at times. We know that the
world doesn't run on sugar; (although there
may be a day when it will be the basis of a



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practical fuel.) We know that have our ways
of doing things here at home, thank you, but
also must recognize that others have their
ways and they are as well-served, too.
Years ago, our Church purchased an old
church of another denomination. It was
a beautiful building, full of icons and with
very few places to sit. I became very curi-
ous about how people used to worship in
this building. The altar was square and joints
were sealed with wax.
I learned that the people believed that
icons were two-dimensional while statues
were three-dimensional; the command-
ment said "No graven images" and perhaps
statues were less respectful. I learned that
the altar was taken from measurements in
the Old Testament.
I had stumbled upon a way people had
worshipped that served them well and was
very well thought-out. Most of all, I found
that they had something to say and some-
thing to offer by their traditions and practic-
es. I was sorry in a way that they had ceased
to be a part of the "religious landscape" in
that community; something certainly was
lost.
When the Lord said "I have other sheep
that are not of this sheep pen; I must bring
them also. They too will listen to my voice
and there shall be one flock and one shep-
herd (John 10:16)."
When that day comes, we will listen seri-
ously to what others have to offer; overcome
the pride of thinking we are the best and
only ones who are "right", learn from one
another, and be a little closer to Heaven!


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February 4, 2010







Hendry County unwavering in pursuit of inland port


By Amy McKown
Special to the The Sun
The year 2014 is the deadline that is ap-
proaching. And while it seems like a long
time away to the average citizen looking for
a job, it is a mix of local officials, environ-
mentalists, developers and concerned citi-
zens that is forging ahead to try to create an
inland port which could create future jobs
and growth in this area.
While the site has been awarded to
Florida Crystal's property near South Bay,
neighboring communities promise that they
won't be counted out.
The possibility of an inland port in South
Florida is due to an upgraded version of the
Panama Canal, with a planned opening in
2014. The canal will then be able to accept
larger ships that each will carry a number
of transport units filled with goods that are
purchased daily at retail outlets.
South Florida ports are positioning them-
selves to deepen their port channels to be-
come off-loading sites for the goods of those
larger ships. However, the South Florida
ports are almost out of a vital resource that
will be needed to handle an increase of vol-
ume from the ships -land. And that is where
the discussion and positioning begins for
many possible inland port sites in the area.
The name "inland port" creates the im-
age of a site where large ships come in to
unload, but what is actually planned is more
of a distribution center for the goods inside
the transport units which are unloaded off
ships at various ports in South Florida Port
of Miami, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Ever-
glades and the like.
Each transport unit looks like a railcar
box. Currently each ship now traveling
through the Panama Canal is 985 feet long,
holding up to 5,000 TEU (twenty foot equiv-
alent units). The Panama Canal upgrade will
allows ships carrying 10,000-12,000 TEUs
through the canal with goods coming from
mostly Asia and China.
The goods from the transport units
would have to be unloaded, separated and
gathered to fill the specific orders of retail-
ers around South Florida. This is how the
first tier of jobs would be created through
an inland port. Other tiers of jobs could be
created through what is called the ripple
effect. More workers in an inland port area
will need housing, groceries and local goods
and services that would create more need of
other jobs and businesses.
"The inland port is to assist the ports of
South Florida to distribute goods in Florida,
South Florida and eventually the Southeast
United States," said Richard Woodruff, prin-
cipal planner for Hilliard Brothers Develop-
ers. Hilliard Brothers is working on one of
the proposed Hendry County sites at Air-
glades Airport. "We will be able to offer a
service the Ports of Florida cannot currently
offer (due to land restraints)."
Woodruff says the change after the Pana-
ma Canal upgrade will be a gradual increase
in goods through the ports and that an in-
land port in the South Florida area will result
in a faster distribution of goods than through


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A site close to Airglades Airport, which is shown here, is one of two sites that officials in Hendry County are hoping to
make use of in any future inland port activity. The site lost out to property owned by Florida Crystals in South Bay when
the Port of Palm Beach made its recommendation to locate an inland port there.


the current system. More goods to sell equal
more efficiency for retailers and in the cur-
rent economic climate, all businesses are
looking for ways to better the bottom line.
At the same time, private investors and
communities are looking for business op-
portunities too. Developers are looking at
inland port sites with land and infrastructure
or the ability for the placement of infrastruc-
ture. Because of the landlocked situation of
current South Florida ports, railcars would
bring transport units inland to an inland port
site. Communities are looking for the po-
tential of up to 8,000 to 10,000 jobs through
the growing business of an inland port and
that's just on the first tier.
The U.S. Sugar property next to the Air-
glades Airport is one of the proposed Hen-
dry County sites. It is 6,000 acres with 324
wetland acres that the site's developers plan
to preserve. One of the selling points of
the site is its close proximity to the airport,
which would allow for a possible hub for air
transport of goods with the extension of the
5,906 foot runway to 8,000 feet. Its location
next to major highways and the soon-to-be-
completed four-laning of State Road 80 also
make this site appealing.
Recently the Hilliard Brothers develop-
ment was named third as a possible inland
port site by the Port of Palm Beach. That
port named the Florida Crystal develop-
ment in Belle Glade as the inland port. Sec-
ond was Treasure Coast in St. Lucie County
and fourth on their list was another Hendry
County site, the Weekly Brothers develop-
ment off U.S. 27.
Hendry County Commissioner Kevin Mc-
Carthy says that environmental issues are
thought to be a hold back for Port of Palm


Beach's inland port choice.
"Port of Palm Beach chose the site based
on who offered the best deal from the devel-
oper standpoint," McCarthy said. "The Port
of Miami is not doing a site selection pro-
cess, but is focusing on their tunnel. They
are supporting the thought of an inland port,
though."
McCarthy said Port of Miami will be out
of space before the other ports and will be
most likely to send transport units to an
inland port. Port of Miami already has the
permits by the Corps of Engineers and the
funding to deepen its port channel to 50 feet
from its current 36 feet, which will be neces-
sary for the larger transport ships to come
in through.
"Rail will be critical (as necessary infra-
structure) for the inland port," said McCa-
rthy, as rail hub shipping will be transport
methods to get units to an inland port. That
is why McCarthy feels the state will have to
get involved in the choice of the location of
an inland port. But the state has not made
comment or commitment on the need of an
inland port in South Florida.
As far as a Hendry County site not be-
ing named the inland port site by the Port
of Palm Beach, McCarthy said that will not
deter the county.
"We will continue to market our indus-
trial park," said McCarthy. "We are going to
add road and infrastructure independent of
Port of Palm Beach."
Woodruff also said that Hilliard Brothers
will move forward.
"Hilliard Brothers intends to proceed with
their facility as they believe it is the best lo-
cations that will offer the best services. The
location that can offer that will be the inland


port that is most successful."
Pete Quasius, an environmental policy
advocate for Collier County Audobon said
the Belle Glade site is questionable for many
reasons, including its contradiction to Ever-
glades Restoration on the proposed devel-
opment site.
"I think the consensus is that it's an inap-
propriate site," he said.
Quasius believes other sites, and in par-
ticular sites in Hendry County, might work
better -- an argument that people in Belle
Glade, South Bay and Pahokee may not nec-
essarily agree with, especially in light of sur-
prising levels of unemployment in the area.
"Airglades makes an awful lot of eco-
nomic sense and little environmental im-
pact," Quasius said.
Many questions do loom about the pos-
sibility of an inland port. Among them: Will
environmental lawsuits stop development of
an inland port? What locations can offer the
best development or the best infrastructure?
Will an inland port in South Florida be uti-
lized by those shipping goods to America?
Will national export/import policies change
thoughts about a South Florida inland port?
Will state and federal agencies step in to as-
sist in placing infrastructure?
McCarthy offers that one of the largest
misunderstandings about an inland port is
whether there will even be an inland site
or not and also that the Port of Palm Beach
has a say about where an inland port should
go.
"It's primarily a private venture that will
see state and government involvement
through infrastructure," said Quasius. "We
are talking about a long process ... and the
potential is huge."


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20 The Sun Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 4, 2010


Faces
Continued From Page 1

Millan, Kristen Schoenfeld and Matthew
Sweet all have something in common; they
believe that the Washington D.C. trip will
strengthen their desire to learn more about
their government.
Watching the students giddy with excite-
ment, it is curious to see what early opinions
they have about the role of government in
their day-to-day lives.
"Government makes us pay taxes, and
they give money to people in trouble, like
Haiti." Dillon said.
Ted also mentioned, "The government


helps pay for public schools and give money
to build up some communities."
Matthew makes a bolder statement,
though the pro- or anti-war message is un-
certain.
"The government keeps raising taxes to
send troops to Iraq," he said.
The Washington D.C. trip is the first
chance for many of them to actually see
in person the sites they read about in his-
tory and government textbooks, as well as
learn how government really operates. So
each February, elementary students mark
the date on their calendars February 7 this
time around and brush up on their social
studies before boarding the plane.
There are many issues being batted in
Washington D.C.: Health care reform, stag-


nant or falling employment figures, a popu-
lace more and more concerned with govern-
ment intervention, and other issues that are
hounding the president's first year in office.
Today, teenagers are faced with more and
more topics that can have a lasting effect
on their future. Issues such as the Iraq war,
global warming, and the future of social se-
curity are just some of the struggles that the
youth as a generation is going to face.
Just how much the children will learn
stands to be seen. But they have their early
opinions even on complex issues like these.
The students all agreed that America's
current president is a capable leader.
"People say that he not a capable leader
because they are not patient." Ted shared.
Kristen added, "I agree with Ted, people


are not giving President Obama a chance to
see what he can do."
The four students seemed to take an
unanimous stance on the tough issue of
health care: Obama is making it affordable
to all Americans, we just need to give him
a chance.
Are these the seeds of the future gover-
nors of America?
Some statistics show that only 27 percent
of adults feel confident that their children's
generation will better off than they are.
Not if these sixth graders have anything
to say about it.
"If we want to stay informed, we have to
vote. Just like Obama brought change, vot-
ing can bring change too," said Ted.


Briefs cont.


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Park located at 866 S.R. 715 in Belle Glade
on Feb. 6. Pre-registration required at www.
ESMG.com. For more information please
call 561-445-7066 or 754-367-4107.
Wear sneakers and sunscreen. Event
takes place rain or shine.

Big Money Bingo
Big Money Bingo will be held on Satur-
day, Feb. 13 at the Belle Glade Elks Lodge.
Tickers are $75 per person which includes
a steak dinner with all the trimming and 5
bingo cards for each ticket. Top prize to be
given away is $10,000 cash and cash prizes
given away throughout the 5 bingo games.
There will be a live auction between bin-
go games. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m. The bingo and auction will begin
at 7 p.m. For tickets please call John Ellison
at the Elks Club at 561-996-9350 or Debbie
Cumpton at 561-261-0487.
Big Money Bingo is sponsored by Arc of
the Glades, Belle Glade Lions Club, Belle
Glade Elks Lodge and Leadership Glades
Class of 2010.

Quit smoking now
Quit smoking and quit chew/spit tobacco
today! A FREE community health promotion
program will be held in various locations in
aour county! FREE Nicotine Replacement
therapy, Gum, Patches and Lozenges for
those that are eligible!
For more information or to register please
call Quit Smoking Now at 877-819-2357.

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 Prima-
ry Care Nutritionist Donna Ward.
"Everyone is invited to help and we are
even offering teens the opportunity to ac-
cumulate volunteer hours through this very
important project," said Center Volunteer
Coordinator 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.

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.


Free Counseling
At Narconon Arrowhead we are saving
lives, reuniting families, and building stron-
ger communities through effective drug and
alcohol rehabilitation. Learn how and why a
person becomes addicted to drugs or alco-


hol and what you can do to help.
Call today for your free booklet at 800-
468-6933 or log on to www.stopaddiction.
com to receive free counseling, referrals and
assessments. Stop the cycle of addiction to-
day!


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ness casual attire.
"This helps the job seeker give their best
appearance. It's important for them to pre-
pare themselves visually," said Holly Finch,
manager of public affairs.


"There are a lot of tools and a lot of solu-
tions to making those steps," said Jim Whit-
ney, an account manager at the West Career
Center.
For many of the Glades area unemployed,
the first step is the entrance door of the West
Career Center.
For more information about the service
and programs offered at Workforce Alliance
West Career Center, call 561-829-2040.


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