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Vol. 86 No. 74


Thursday, December 23, 2010


500 Plus tax


Man Shot in Belle Glade


The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is in-
' .i.. i1 i._.: a shooting that left one man injured in
Belle Glade on Tuesday.
The incident happened at approximately 9:38
p.m. in the 400 block of Third Street, according to
the department's media relations office.
When deputies arrived at the location of the
shots fired call, they spoke with the complainant,
who stated that he just spoke with the victim.
Before the incident happened, the victim had


told the caller he would be coming over to "hang
out" with him.
The complainant said that approximately 10
minutes after speaking with the victim, he heard
gun fire near his residence.
Immediately after hearing the gun fire the vic-
tim showed up at his residence with a gunshot
wound to the torso.
The victim was flown to Delray Medical Cen-
ter, where he was treated for his injuries. His con-


edition was unknown as of press time.
No other information is available on the in-
cident. It isn't known how many gunshots the
victim sustained, or whether the incident is gang-
related.
If you have any information on this crime, or
information on the shooter, you are encouraged
to contact the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office,
or Crimestoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477) or on-
line at www.crimestopperspbc.com.


'Woman Of


The Year In


Agriculture'


For 2010

Ann Holt, a partner in Twin H Farms of Belle
Glade, has been selected to receive the "Woman
of the Year in Agriculture Award" for 2010. The
award, now in its 26th year, recognizes women
who have made outstanding contributions to
Florida agriculture. It is sponsored by the Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Servic-
es and the Florida State Fair Authority. The award
will be presented on February 10, 2011, during
the opening-day luncheon at the Florida State Fair
in Tampa.
Ann Holt was born in Lake City in 1947. For
more than 40 years, she and her husband, Tom-
my, have been raising sweet corn, with Ann taking
care of the business side of the farm and Tommy
managing the growing operation. Today, Ann and
Tommy harvest nearly 2,000 acres of sweet corn
in Belle Glade. They also grow cotton, peanuts,
and sweet corn on 3,000 acres in South Georgia.
Despite the daily demands of running the fam-
ily business, Ann Holt is active in numerous agri
cultural associations az. i ...... ,I-i .-., ,i -p She's
a leader in the agricultural community. Her mis-
sion is to educate Florida's urban residents about
the benefits farming brings to the state.
Holt was the first woman ever elected presi-
dent of the Western Palm Beach County Farm
Bureau. Under her leadership, the Farm Bureau
began regularly hosting farm tours for visiting
legislators and other government leaders. These
tours emphasize growers' contributions to the lo-
cal economy and the environment.
In 2007, as president of the Farm Bureau, Holt
initiated Palm Beach County's annual Farm-City

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2 -Religious Columns
5 *Choppers crash, review continues


8 -Weather and Lake Level
20 *Church donations


YEAR END
CELEBRATION


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Community News and Information


Glades Community

Wellness Fair
Community Wellness Fair will be today from
5 p.m. 7 p.m. Go to learn wellness levels, acces-
sibility to health care, community classes, safety,
fingerprinting, and wellness management tech-
niques for yourself, family and friends. There will
also be performances from Gove Students.

Christmas Eve Service
St. John's Episcopal Church, 225 N.W Ave. G,
Belle Glade, will have Christmas Eve Service at 6
p.m. Father Harvey Klein will officiate. For more
information, call 561-996-3321.

Annual Christmas Gala
United Missionary Baptist Church of Pahokee,
located at 212 N. Barfield Hwy., will be celebrat-
ing it's Annual Christmas Gala on Sunday, Dec.
19 at 6 p.m. in the Old Pahokee High School Caf
eteria, located at 360 East Main Street, Pahokee.
The Rev. James White, pastor. There will be lots
of Food, Fun, and Door Prizes. Also, there will be
a photographer on site to take single or family
portraits. Please dress in your "Sunday Best/Semi
Formal Attire". The cost for this Gala is the best
yet, free. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Rene At-


kins at 561-516-4532, Ms. Delores Maxey at 561-
985-6242, Mrs. Mary Harper at 561-914-2157 or
Mrs. Mary Pringle at 561-985-0533 for any addi-
tional information.Pahokee Youth Enrichment
Academy
Sign your child up now for Airbrushing, Cheer-
leading, Flag Football, and Dance at the Pahokee
Youth Enrichment Academy (PYEA). Space is lim-
ited.
Other activities include Cooking with Kids,
Arts and Crafts, Game Lounge. We also provide
Homework Assistance, Academic Enrichment,
and Social Skills. For more information contact
Erickia Abrams at 561 -924-9731.

South Florida Fair Tickets

Available at Chambers
Stop by the Belle Glade or Pahokee Chambers
of Commerce to pick up you discounted South
Florida Fair tickets. The tickets make great stock-
ing stuffers for Christmas! For more information,
contact the Belle Glade Chamber at 561-996-2745
or the Pahokee Chamber at 561-924-5579.

Xi Zeta Mu Sorority
Xi Zeta Mu Sorority in Belle Glade is selling
Schermer's pecans during the holiday season.


Proceeds from the fund raiser will be used to sup-
port projects in the Glades.
One pound bags are available at the Belle
Glade Chamber of Commerce for information on
pricing or to place an order call Sara Phillips at
996-2745.

Belle Glade Library
Belle Glade Library, 530 South Main Street, has
adult, teen and children's programs.
Please visit the web site at www.pbclibrary.
org/branch-bg for detailed information or call
561-996-3453.
Some programs require registration. Library
i i,. 1 ,. of operation are Monday to Wednes-
day 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.

Change a Life
The greatest gift that you can give is the gift
of reading. To become an adult lih, .. .i h1. I
please call the Belle Glade Library at 561-996-
3453.
No previous experience is required as training
is provided in a one day workshop that gives you
an overview of strategies for tutoring adult learn-
ers.
You will be matched with a student and site


convenient to you. Tutors and students meet in
public places such as the local libraries.
If you can commit to at least two hours of vol-
unteer time per week and are a friendly, patient
person who loves reading, call today!

Boy and Girl Scouts
The Boy and Girl Scouts are recruiting adults
to volunteer for both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
If you are able to donate one hour a week, please
volunteer. If you have any questions or need more
information call Johanis Bair at 561-261-0015.

New Services Provided
The Palm Beach County Tax Collector now
offers driver license services in their Belle Glade
office to U.S. Citizens and has expanded their of
ferings to non citizens.
They will be hosting a New Service Launch
event on Dec. 14 at the Glades Office Building lo-
cated at 2976 State Rd. 15 in Belle Glade. For more
information, contact Rena James at 561 -355-1608.
Ladies Auxiliary
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4185 holds a
Tuesday night dinner each week. Members of the
Auxiliary volunteer to plan, prepare and serve the
meals. The menu is different each week.
All net proceeds benefit Cancer aid and re-


School Briefs


Rosenwald Elementary
"Keeping your skills sharp during the winter
break"! Rosenwald parents you are an essential
piece of putting it all together. "Parent and Kids
Night Event"!
Rosenwald Elementary School Saturday Tu-
torial Dates: Jan. 8, Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb.
12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, March 5, March 26, April 2,
April 9.
Kudos to Mrs. Becky Watson, Music Teacher
and Kindergarten through First Teachers and stu-
dents for presenting the school play 'Twas the
Night Before Christmas! The play was a success
way to go Fine Arts Team!

Sugar Bear News From

Pioneer Park
Pioneer Park's Student Volunteer Corps
Fall 2010 saw the start up of a very powerful
and significant group of students on the campus
of Pioneer Park Elementary School, the Student
Volunteer Corps. Fourth and fifth grade students
partook in a rigorous application process to be


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counted among the select membership of this
campus service organization.
During the fall, members will conduct the
televised morning announcements; organize and
facilitate the campus recycling program; peer-
mentor emergent and struggling readers; and of
fer support to the media center to re-shelve books
and to assist with checkout. The teachers and ad-
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these amazing young students for their commit-
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Campus members currently include Car'Tiera
Turner, Sam'Quan ..i ,r1- .i. Beverly Kelly, Curt-
ierria Warner, Dontavious Locket, Patricia Hall,
Antuan Williams, Carlene Joseph, Guyland Val,
Curtis Frantklin, Sha'nia Deleard, Jizelle Co-
macho, Odieu Hiliare, Lynne Legros, Ronkeria
Brown, Lorry Exilhomme, Venna Louis-Charles.
Join Principal Miller and the entire staff and fac-
ulty of Pioneer Park Elementary School in recog-
nizing these future leaders.
Principal's Reading Challenge
Principal Miller has issued a Reading Chal-
lenge to all students at Pioneer Park. His goal
in doing this challenge is to increase student
achievement in reading, motivate students to in-


crease their reading levels, ensure all students are
reading "just right" books and ensure all students
are excited about reading.
He has stated that if every student in school
earns the Principal's Star Reader Pass and reads
with him that he will either dye his hair blue
and gold, perform a Pow Wow Native American
Dance, perform a step routine, dress up as a Sug-
ar Bear or wear the ugliest tie or wear many differ-
ent ugly ties throughout the day. Student will vote
on the incentive that Mr. Miller will complete. This
challenge began on Nov. 17 and will end Dec. 16.
Come on Sugar Bears and get motivated to read!
Safety Patrols Selling Lollipops
Sugar Bear Safety Patrols are going to be sell-
ing Lollipops to raise money for their trip to At-
lanta and Orlando at the end of the school year.
They will be sold at a cost of .50 .75 cents. Please
give those quarters for this much needed cause.
Thanks for your support.
Pioneer Park Elementary Receives Boxes
of Joy
Pioneer Park Elementary School was once
again overwhelmed by the i. i. ..-i of their
sister school, Panther Run Elementary. Vans and
pick up trucks arrived, carrying students, Parent-


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Teacher Organization (PTO) members, and vol-
unteers bringing with them forty five Thanksgiv
ing Boxes. These boxes were all decorated with
the Thanksgiving theme and filled with everything
needed to make a Thanksgiving Fest including a
gift card to Winn Dixie.
Pioneer Park had previously identified families
that would be given these boxes. As the families
arrived Mr. Harmon, Guidance Counselor, would
present them with the Thanksgiving box and the
gift card. Principal, Mr. Miller commented, "We
are so thankful for Panther Run's ,.. i1. i,.
These will help make Thanksgiving a joyous one
in many homes."
The students from Panther Run enjoyed a tour
of the school by members of the Safety Patrol.
Pioneer Park had also asked for assistance from
Panther Run for a coat closet to provide coats for
our students. Panther Run brought numerous
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Lake Okeechobee Weekly Fishing Report


Water Level Evens Out and
Great Fishing Continues

BY MARK KING
It has been a pretty cool if not cold week here
on Lake Okeechobee with rain and temperatures
as low as the 30s. I know that doesn't seem cold
to our northern friends but out on the lake with
the wind blowing it is just downright cold. The
water temperature has only been in the upper
50-degree range which has the bass fishing a little
slow. We did manage to catch a few bass this past
week but you did have to be patient and move
around and try quite a few different areas.
The dynamite holes seemed to be the best
places for me to catch some bass this past week
since the water is deeper and that is where the
bass move to when the water cools off. The wa-
ter level is still holding steady at around 12.56 feet
above sea level and South Florida Water Manage-


ment seem to have slowed
down letting water out of
the lake; now if the farmers
don't take too much water,
the lake level should be ok
for the winter.
As I mentioned earlier
the dynamite holes were
the better places to be this
week as the water is deeper
in these areas. Wild shin-
ers and lipless crank baits
accounted for most of the
fish my clients caught this
week. When fishing with
the shiners, find an area
that has some mats or drift
and throw a shiner right up
against it and be patient and
you will catch some bass. The
mats will warm up quicker than the surrounding
water as the sun shining on these mats it warms


the water underneath them,
and that is where the bass
will be laying. As for the arti
ficial bite this week a lipless
crankbait like the Spro Aruka
Shad that I use has been the
lure of the week.
With the water being
cold the bass were not in
an eating mood this week
but the lipless crankbait will
get a reaction strike from the
bass and that has worked
for me this week. I did also
catch a few bass on a shakey
head jig this week but most
were small; I like to use a
Gambler 14 ounce Giggy
Head jig and a Gambler
Sweebo worm for my shakey
head rig. With the water being so cold when we
had the full moon, I don't think that we had many


bass spawning so what this means is as soon as
the water temperature gets to the mid-60s or bet
ter these bass move in on the beds quickly, so be
ready. From what I have heard this past week the
crappie bite was very slow, but areas like Harney
Pond canal, the rim canal, and the Kissimmee
Rive would be the best areas to try.
I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christ
mas and I hope that everyone gets to spend time
with family and friends. If you are still looking for
that last minute gift I have gift certificates for fish-
ing trips both here on Lake Okeechobee and for
the Florida Keys in the late spring and summer
months. Roland Martin's Marine Center also has
some great gifts from fishing lures, rods, and reels
to new Ranger boats for that special someone.
Until next week tight lines, good luck, and hope
to see everyone out on the water soon.
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famous Roland Martin's Marina and Resort in
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Unprecedented Back-To-Back Years

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Ice Florida Sugarcane Crop
U.S. Sugar Corporation said today that five
nights of below freezing temperatures over the
last ten days had severely damaged its 2010 sugar-
cane crop; a crop that already had been impacted
early in its growth by January's record-smashing
12 days of deep freeze.
"These multiple hard freezes impacted 100
percent of our sugarcane crop," said Judy San-
chez, director of corporate communications,
"both the current mature 2010-11 crop and the
newly planted 2011 12 crop which was burnt
back to the ground."
"The impacts could be devastating, not only
to U.S. Sugar but also to the smaller, independent
cane farmers in the area," Sanchez said. "With
thousands of acres still left to be planted for next
year, it will become extremely difficult to find
enough acceptable seed cane, and that will exac-
erbate the impact on next year's crop."
"The mercury dropped much too low for far
too long," Sanchez said. "It fell significantly below
the 28 degrees for four hours damage threshold
for both sugarcane and citrus."


Sanchez said that approximately 60 percent of
the current crop remained to be harvested. Much
of U.S. Sugar's 150,000 acres of sugarcane fields
experienced temperatures well below freezing
for up to 12 hours. Lows of 21-23 degrees were
fairly widespread throughout the Company's land
in Glades, Hendry and Palm Beach counties.
"Much of the mature cane currently being
harvested is frozen, and the clock is ticking to get
it harvested and processed before it spoils," San-
chez said.
U.S. Sugar will utilize a proprietary, auto-
mated harvest scheduling program to enable the
Company to identify and harvest the most dam-
aged sugarcane. During the January 2010 freeze
events, this program helped reduce the sucrose
and tonnage losses due to the freeze.
"Our Southern Gardens Citrus also was im-
pacted. The freezing conditions left ice in some
of the fruit, mostly Early-Mid varieties, which will
be harvested and processed as quickly as pos-
sible. Further impacts are still being evaluated,"
Sanchez said.
U.S. Sugar Corporation farms nearly 150,000
acres of sugarcane land and 21,000 acres of active
citrus groves.


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ers," said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Director of the
Operations Control and Hydro Data Management
Department. "These conditions mean we all must
be conservative with our water use and be aware
of the increased potential for wildfires."
Residents living in or near brush or wooded
areas should make their homes as safe as pos-
sible from the threat of wildfires. Homes and
sheds should be surrounded by a buffer zone ex-
tending at least 30 feet. This area should be free
of highly flammable 1 -. i ii ...I. and well main-
tained. Leaves, pine needles and twigs should be
removed from roofs and gutters. Flammable ma-
terials such as wood, vehicles and propane tanks
should not be stored next to the house.
Residents are also asked to follow year round
landscape irrigation measures now in place. Wa-
tering times by location are available at www.
savewaterfl.com.
This year is predicted to be active for wildfires,
and the DOF is currently listing several counties
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with arson and embers from debris burning as
the top two causes, according to the DOE Chil-
dren, campfires, equipment, railroads, power
lines, fireworks and smoking can also cause
fires. Residents are asked to help firefighters have
a less active fire year by practicing good fire pre-
vention techniques.
"This year is not the typical wildfire year. This
year we did not receive enough tropical mois-
ture in the summer months. In addition, the cold
fronts are not bringing in substantial rain," said
Melissa Yunas, a DOF Wildfire Mitigation Spe-
cialist. "In most cases, the cold fronts are dry air
masses that reduce the moisture in the grasses/
fine fuels. Freezing temperatures kill the grasses/
fine fuels, thus making the ,, .-_. i .i ripe for
wildfires."
This week, the DOF and Martin County Fire-
Rescue saved 15 homes from a fire that was likely
caused by power lines in Indiantown. Minor dam-
age to a shed was the only report of damage. For-
estry's helicopter dropped 10 buckets of water at
350 gallons a bucket and utilized three bulldozers
to contain the fire. This fire is west of the Indi-
anwood subdivision where, two years ago, two
homes were lost to a fire. To date this year, 2,680
wildfires have burned 29,045 acres across the
state.
Following the driest October on record since
1932, forecasts call for drier-than-average weather
to continue into the dry season with a strong La
Nifia. SFWMD meteorologists are reporting a 1.77
inch rainfall deficit across the District already this
dry season. Eastern Palm Beach County has only
received 24 percent of its average rainfall while
the Southwest coast has received only 73 percent
of its average rainfall. Lake Okeechobee's level


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Hendry County Code of Ordinances,
Hendry County gives notice that a morato-
rium has been imposed on unregulated
fires within Hendry County. An unregulat-
ed fire means any outdoor fire other than
a cooklfire which is not permitted by a gov-


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imposed hereby shall be effective immedi-
ately and shall remain in effect until fur-
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RELIGION COLUMNS


Christmas; The Blessings are
still with us
BY REV SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+
Saint Martin's Church
A few nights ago, I watched a TV special on
Christmas around the World. .... *i ,i._: homes
and communities, children baking cookies with
their families, giving gifts to persons who were
alone, and the special gatherings around the fam-
ily table were a big part of the moment no matter
where in the world the celebration took place.
Each celebration brought the warmth of fellow
ship, the sacredness of breaking bread 1,. 0, i.
the few moments of "Peace on Earth" all reflected
in the smiles, the lights in everyone's eyes, the ex-
citement of the children and the serenity of the
moment.
I have seen those eyes, those smiles, experi-
enced that serenity at Christmas at another table
- that altar where I celebrate Christmas with my
other family. That indeed is a special moment on
a very special occasion. There are the remind-
ers of what it is all about a baby in a manger,
the Christ Child who has come into the world
to always bring fellowship, community, serenity,
peace on earth. A human family is represented
too; and an "extended family" of the wise and the
common, those close to nature and those who
are regarded as sages in their day.
Those angels that appear at this special time
remind us of that moment when God came to us
in our very human and imperfect world; but nev
ertheless He came to save and redeem.
Today, the temptation to be cynical can be
found; we're still involved in an ongoing war,
the economy affects us all in very personal and
destructive ways, we hear daily about tragedies
that are natural and man-made, there are lots of
things to really worry us. In spite of it all, there is
something very worthy and very blessed about it,
though.
This life is blessed and was worthy enough for
the Lord to have come and share it with us; at our
tables, on the highways, in chance encounters, in
struggles with those who opposed Him, in the joy
He must have shared with His followers.
The printed witness to His life is about a life
lived to the fullest in spite of all that could be
negative, in spite of all that could detract from it.
God has given us a beautiful life and this season
is a chance to see it once more as we celebrate
His coming to share it with us. We use the term
"incarnation" to mean "God in the flesh."
I recall the joy of one being born into my own
family, and then think of Christmas as God's gift
to the human family; "Joy To The World, the Lord
Has Come" and all that it means.
The blessings and joy are still with us after all.
May this be a time of celebration and joy for all
of us; may we share it and bring it to others as it
was one day long ago brought to us.
May this be a Very Merry and Blessed Christ-
mas for us all.

Where Happiness is Not!
BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST
First Christian Church
Beginning with the first Sunday of the New
Year I am beginning a series of messages on the
theme "Don't Worry-Be fI ,.1 '. I Making a nega-
tive approach on this theme, let me state Where
Happiness Is Not: not in unbelief Voltaire was
an infidel of the most pronounced type. He wrote:
"I wish I had never been born. and "God have
mercy on my soul, if I have a soul."
Not in pleasure: Lord Byron lived a life of
pleasure, if anyone did. He wrote: "The worm,


the canker, and the grief are mine alone." Not in
money: Jay Gould, the American Billionaire had
plenty of that. When dying he said, "I suppose
I am the most miserable man on earth." Not in
position and fame Lord Beaconsfield enjoyed
more than his share of both. He wrote: "Youth
is a mistake, manhood, a struggle, old age, a re-
gret. Not in military glory Alexander the Great
conquered the known world in his day. Having
done so, he wept, because, he said, "There are no
more worlds to conquer."
Where, then, is happiness found? The an-
swer is simple: in Christ alone! He said, "I will
see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and
your joy no man taketh from you." The Apostle
Paul, when he was imprisoned in Rome, wrote to
the Philippians I'. ..... in the Lord, always, and
again, I say, I' .. p '
The Christian can rejoice because he has
discovered the answers to life's most important
questions. 1.Where did I come from? 2.Why am
I here? and 3.Where am I going when life here is
over? The Bible is the. ,.1, 1. .... i ii ,-, ies the cor-
rect answers to these all-important questions.

Christmas is God With Us
BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS
First United Methodist Church
Many years ago there was a serious coal min-
ing accident in the Allegheny mountains. Many
miners escaped, but three men were trapped
somewhere deep in the earth.
No one knew if they were alive or dead. As
the hours passed, intense heat and noxious gases
built up within the mine itself.
Two days passed before a search expedition
was allowed to enter the mine. The camera teams
from the local news station interviewed the three-
man rescue team as they prepared to enter what
could be their grave.
A reporter asked one of the men if he was
aware of the noxious gases and the extreme dan-
ger of the mine.
When the man said yes, the reporter asked,
"Are you still going down?"
The man replied, "Those men may still be
alive." Without another word of explanation, he
put on his gas mask, climbed into the elevator,
and descended into the mine.
"Are you still going down?" I wonder if a simi-
lar discussion took place in heaven when Christ
was still in His exalted position with the Father be-
fore He descended to earth to take human form
and to die.
"Are you still going down into that world
where darkness reigns: where might makes right
and people value worldly things and ignore the
spiritual?
Are you still going down when you know that
only a few will listen and even fewer will listen to
your message of peace and good will?
Are you still going down when you know that
you will be despised, rejected and finally die a
most cruel of death with nails in your hands and
feet and a sword thrust into your side? Are you
still going down?"
"Are you still going down?" We know the an-
swer to that question, for light has entered our
dark world, the least and the lowly have been ex-
alted, and you and I and everyone else have been
offered the opportunity to experience anew the
grace of God melting away our rebellion, our bit-
terness, our loneliness, and our fear.
This opportunity exists for all who will open
their hearts to let the Christ child be born anew
within them.
Christmas is God with us.
Let us give Him the honor and praise and glo-
ry forever more. Amen.


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Gove Elementary 'Cat Talk'
Volunteers of the Month
Congratulations to the following volunteers
for being selected as "Volunteers of the Month"
for the month of November: Mercedes Dingle,
Lisa Duran, Jorling Espinoza, Thelma Green,
John Kujawski, Jordana Levy, Caridad Lopez,
Laura Matos, Willie Perry and Janet Towell. We
thank them for their time and support. Happy
Holidays To All!
Upcoming Events...
Jan. 4: Classes Begin

Canal Point Elementary
Food for Families
Students and staff once again participated in
the Food For Families Drive sponsored by Chan-
nel 5. The student body brought in over 856 lbs
of canned foods to help families who are in need.
The 4th graders collected over 213 lbs. of food!
Dr. Hoffman, principal and Ms. Walker, assistant


principal delivered Thanksgiving Baskets to fif
teen school families. Thank you to all of the fami
lies that donated. Kec/Canal Point takes the time
to care!
Kec/Canal Point Recycles
Students and staff in i..i..... ii.... with the
Solid Waste Authority are busy recycling materi-
als that are used at our school. Each classroom,
office and cafeteria has a recycling bin.
Students and teachers are recycling paper,
aluminum and plastic to help save the earth's
environment. Each Friday, Safety Patrol students
gather the recycled materials and place the mate-
rials in a school wide bin, where it is picked up by
the Solid Waste Authority.
Fall Fun Math Night
Thank you to all of the students and their par-
ents who joined us for Fall Fun Math Night! We
had a great turn out! Thank you to Paisano's Pizza
for the delivery of the delicious pizza!
Safety Patrol Sells Popcorn
The Safety Patrol is busy popping popcorn to
help fund their annual trip to Washington, D.C. 50
cents for a small bag and $1 for a large bag.
Popcorn is sold each Thursday and delivered
on Friday.
Dates to Remember:
Dec. 20. Jan. 3, Winter Holiday


Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers Who

Suffer Losses Due to Natural Disasters


Agriculture SecretaryTom Vilsack announced
that the sign-up period for the 2009 crop year
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments
(SURE) program begins on Jan. 10,2011. SURE
is one of five disaster programs included in the
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 that
provides assistance to farmers and ranchers who
have suffered losses due to natural disasters.
"This program provides a tremendous
amount of assistance to producers who have
suffered from natural
disasters, and is part of the 'safety net' de-
signed to assist farmers and ranchers who feed
America and the
world," Vilsack said. "USDA encourages pro-
ducers who suffered losses during the 2009 crop
year to visit
their local FSA office to learn more about the
SURE program."
To be eligible for SURE a farm must have:
*At least a 10 percent production loss on a
crop of economic significance;
*A policy or plan of insurance under the
Federal Crop Insurance Act or the Noninsured
Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for all
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der a Secretarial Disaster Designation. Without
a Secretarial Disaster DeSignation, individual
producers may be eligible if the actual produc-
tion on the farm is less than 50 percent of the
normal production on the farm due to a natural
disaster.
Producers considered socially disadvan-
taged, a beginning farmer or rancher, or a lim-
ited resource farmer
may be eligible for SURE without a policy or
plan of insurance or NAP coverage.
For more information on the 2009 SURE pro-
gram, visit any FSA county office or http://www.
fsa.usda.gov/sure.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, em-
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Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for
Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W,
Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call
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BY BRENDA BUNTING
Special to The Sun
It seems hard work and dedication has paid
off for the faculty, staff and students at Glades
Central High School. Results of a newly-released
Florida Department of Education Annual Report
Card for high schools show Glades Central has
moved from a "D" school to a "C" school.
Principal Anthony Anderson says he is very
pleased.
"We are proud to announce our school grade
of 'C.' This is the first time in our history that we
have earned higher than a 'D.' Our total points
earned were 1042; we needed at least 990 to
earn a 'B' or 1050 to earn an 'A.' We were only 8
points away from earning a grade of an A.' Our
letter grade was reduced as a result of not making
'adequate yearly progress' (AYP) with our lowest
performing students.
"This is a testament to the hard work and
dedication that occurs, on a daily basis, in our
classrooms," says Anderson.
Serving his second year as principal at Glades
Central, a school with more than 1,000 students,
Anderson says he can't and won't take all the
credit for the improved scores. "This was a team
effort, without a doubt," he said.


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Anderson said the framework for success was
built by previous administrations. He added, "The
biggest obstacle we had was motivating the stu-
dents and getting the stigma off. Once that was
removed they saw their ability to achieve."
Assistant Principal Angela Moore, who has
worked at Glades Central for 17 years, the last four
as assistant principal, says the school's focus has
always been on education. "You look at what's
working and tweak things that aren't working,"
she explained.
She says the staff and faculty work with the
students year round to help them improve in the
areas where they are weak. They have conducted
a Holiday Camp the past three years where stu-
dents come to the school during the Christmas
break. They also work with the students after
school and on the weekends.
"We take every opportunity to help them ad-
vance," she said. "This is non-stop. It's in-your
sleep work," she said.
With a school motto that says, "Committed to
winning in Academics & Athletics," Principal An-
derson says, "It is our mission to continue what
was started with past administrators, faculty and
staff. We will continue to work hard to provide
our students with a high level education and,
hopefully, you will 'C' us with new eyes."



The Glades County School Board Will Hold
The Following Public Hearings onJanuary 13,
2011 BeginningAt 7:00p.m. In The Glades
County School Board Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW, Moore Haven, Florida 33471
Approve Policy For Manual Physical
Restraint/Seclusion (7:00p.m.)
Approve Policy Against Teen Dating Violence
Or Abuse (Following 7-00p.m. Public Hearing)
Approve Policy For New Extracurricular
Sports And Activity Supplements
(Following Second Public Hearing)
Copies Of The Proposed Policies Are Available By
Contacting: The Glades County School District
Superintendent's Office
400 10th Street, SW, Moore Haven, Florida 33471
1 (863)946-20835


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Ribbon Cutting For New



Driver's License Office


Tax CollectorAnne Gannon launches the first Full Service Center for Driver's Licenses at the
West County Courthouse on Tuesday, December 14th. Shown, from left, are local manager
Michelle Arias, Mayor Steve Wilson, Dennis Lipp, aide to County Commissioner Jess Santa-
maria, Tax Collector Anne Gannon and County Commission Vice Chair Shelly Vana.


BY BRENDA BUNTING
Special to The Sun
It's official. Residents of the Glades can now
._. i ,i ii driver's license at the West County Office
in Belle Glade, including the driving test. A ribbon
cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, Dec. 14 at
the Belle Glade Service Center inside the County
Tax Collector's building.
Anne Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector,
says the site is now a one-stop shop for all tax and
driver license transactions for resident in the Tri-
Cities area. In order to educate the public on what
they now need for their "License to Drive," her of
fice has begun an education program designed to
assist residents in understanding the changes in
both the state and federal laws that impact driver
licenses and identification cards.
Thanks to the events of 911, the United States
Congress passed the Real ID Act in an effort to
prevent terrorism. Five of the terrorists who at-
tached our nation that day obtained drivers licens-
es right here in Palm Beach County, according to
Ms. Gannon.
The Real ID Act now requires individuals to
bring original certified documentation proving
birth, Social Security number and residence prior
to being issued a driver's license or identification
card.


Gannon says she created a "License to Drive"
public education program to help citizens better
prepare for what she characterizes as a time con-
suming and often complicated process. The tool-
kit was developed with input from Palm Beach
County community leaders and the Florida De-
partment of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
"The good news is, you only have to do this
once in your lifetime," says Ms. Gannon. "That's
good," she explains, "because it's like torture, I
think. But, if you don't have your original docu-
ments, you're not alone; many don't."
Packets of information are available at the
courthouse which will walk you through the pro-
cess, but Mrs. Gannon stressed that no exceptions
will be made for anyone; you must have the prop-
er documentation to ..-, i i., new licenses.
People under the age of 50 have until Decem-
ber 2014 and people.. -i i.. .1 of 50 have until
December 2017 to become Real ID compliant.
Anyone who is not Real ID compliant by these
dates will not be permitted to board a commer-
cial flight or enter a federal building.
Gannon was joined by other elected officials
for the open house and ribbon cutting ceremony,
including State Representative Mack Bernard,
County Commission Vice Chair Shelley Vana and
Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wilson.


Hifoto / Juan Lopez

Touring Belle Glade
Commissioner William Grear, above right, took a tour recently of the down-
town Belle Glade area. The commissioner hopes to highlight the success of the
people from this area who have gone on to have successful lives. He hopes to
rally the community to help others in the area, including down-to-earth people
like the one below, who sells food at the loading ramp. More on this story next
week.


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Sorority Church Donations
Wednesday, Dec. 15, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority visited and made a very
special donation to the St. Mary's catholic church in pahokee, Florida, to the
many needy kids in the parish. In the picture from left to right are the follow-
ing Sorority members: Carol Law, Sandy Maynor, Rev. John Mericantante,
Kay Korbly And Mirtha Graydon.


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FWC Works To Protect Livestock From Panthers


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) has confirmed at least six
panther depredations since the beginning of De-
cember in the Golden Gate Estates area of Collier
County. In the past week alone, panthers have
killed several goats and a pig.
Other depredation reports have come from
the Immokalee area. Some of the most recent
depredations occurred on properties less than
three-quarters of a mile from each other, off Gold-
en Gate Boulevard, according to the FWC. Over
the past weekend, four goats were killed east of


Everglades Boulevard. At the time of all the dep-
redations, the domestic animals were not secured
in predator proof enclosures.
When FWC biologists receive a depredation
complaint, they visit the depredation site within
12 hours, as directed in the Interagency Florida
Panther Response Plan. While at the site, bi-
ologists provide residents with information about
living near panthers, make husbandry recom-
mendations and advise them of the state and
federal laws that protect the endangered Florida
panther.


"Vigilance is the key to protecting people's
pets and livestock," said Mark Lotz, a biologist
on the FWC's panther team. "Livestock, such as
chickens, goats and hogs, should be secured in
enclosed structures at night. Electric fencing also
can be an effective predator deterrent. Cats and
small dogs should be kept indoors, particularly at
night."
If you live near panthers, there is an increased
chance you may see one. If you encounter a Flor-
ida panther, the FWC recommends:
Avoid crouching or bending down;


Do not run or turn away from the panther;
Stand up tall and face the animal;
Make eye contact;
Do whatever you can to appear larger; and
Fight back if attacked.
"Public safety is the FWC's top priority," said
Capt. Jayson Horadam, with FWC's Division of
Law Enforcement. "We ask that people living
near panthers be informed, cautious and aware
of their surroundings."


Hendry-Glades Audubon/SFWMD Corps Of Engineers Discontinues


Bird Tours Flying High After 5 Years


Thousands of outdoor en-
thusiasts have enjoyed bird
watching on public land

BY GABE MARGASAK
SFWMD
The South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) and its partners at the Hendry-Glades
Audubon Society recently celebrated five years of
bird watching tours in a wetland that cleans wa-
ter flowing to the Everglades. The popular trips
featuring recreation on public land at Stormwater
Treatment Area (STA) 5 will continue in 2011.
"Within the massive effort to improve water
quality and the environment in the Everglades,
there are special places such as STA-5 that allow
us to meld restoration with recreation," said Tom-
my Strowd, SFWMD Deputy Executive Director of
Operations and Maintenance. "Residents benefit
not only from cleaner water but by being able to
ni,,. i,. outdoors on public land."
Audubon volunteers, with support from the
District, have led 108 individual tours with more
than 4,250 birders and photographers from across
the world at the site in Hendry County. Stormwa-
ter Treatment Areas are the water-cleaning work
horses of Everglades restoration, and many have
become renowned havens for wildlife.
More than 187 species of birds- from endan-
gered Everglades snail kites to great egrets and
tens of thousands of individual birds have been


documented at STA 5 alone. To enhance the ex-
perience at the wetland, the District constructed a
multipurpose bird watching platform that is fully
accessible to disabled residents and visitors.
"STA 5, 'the Birding Oasis of South Florida,'
is increasing in popularity with birders and pho-
tographers of all ages. Reservations for tours are
made by vacationing bird watchers months in ad-
vance," said Margaret England, President of the
Hendry-Glades Audubon Society. "On Decem-
ber 4, an American pipit was added to our ever
increasing species list of migratory and resident
birds observed at the wetland."
England and a team of volunteers lead the
tours two Saturdays a month, with special events
in between. They recently hosted Danish birders,
and the tours earned a feature in the April 2009
edition of Birder's World Magazine.
The birding experience is not only limited to
guided tours. Many Audubon volunteers and tour
goers also participate in the Spring and Fall North
American Migration Count, the Great Backyard
Bird Count, the Big "0" Birding Festival and the
Christmas Bird Count.
The latest season of tours has already begun,
and trips are scheduled well into 2011.

Upcoming Birding Events:
-February 5 STA-5 Bird Tour
-February 19-21 Great Backyard Bird Count
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BY SUSAN JACKSON

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jackson-
ville District will discontinue water releases from
Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary
today, Dec. 17, in preparation for forecasted drier
than normal conditions later this dry season. To-
day, the lake stage is 12.54 feet (NGVD), about a
foot and a half lower than the Corps would like
for this time of the year.
Due to unusually dry conditions, Lake
Okeechobee has experienced a continual reces-
sion for the past four months, with October be-
ing the driest on record since 1934. The Corps
anticipates a continued lake recession that may
cause impacts to water supply, navigation, and
lake ecology.
"The National Weather Service is forecasting
continued La Nina conditions through April 2011,
which means the lake stage could fall into the Wa-
ter -'i i ._. Management Band as early as Janu-
ary," said Lt. Col. Michael Kinard, deputy district
commander, South Florida. "If the predictions
are accurate, we will likely experience drought
conditions over the next several months."
The Corps strives to maintain the lake be-
tween 12.5 and 15.5 feet (NGVD) while balancing
all competing demands. Lake Okeechobee now
stands at 12.54 feet (NGVD) and, as anticipated
for the last several weeks, has receded into the
2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule's
Beneficial Use Sub-Band, which varies seasonally
between elevation 10.5 feet and 13 feet.
"Within this sub-band, unless releases are re-
quired for navigation purposes, the Corps gener-
ally defers to the South Florida Water Management


District's recommendation for water allocation to
various users," Kinard said. "Fish and wildlife
enhancement and/or water supply deliveries for
environmental needs may involve conducting an
environmental release from Lake Okeechobee
through the water management district's Adap-
tive Protocols or other authorities. The SFWMD
Adaptive Protocols call for zero releases from the
lake at this time," he said.
Pursuant to operating procedures, once Lake
Okeechobee reaches 12.5 feet the Corps will
begin implementing lockage restrictions on the
Okeechobee Waterway at WP. Franklin Lock
(west) and the St. Lucie Lock (east). This will
likely occur sometime early next week, according
to water managers.
"We considered the SFWMD's recommenda-
tion to stop releasing water from the lake and also
the input from Lake Okeechobee and estuary sci-
entists," Kinard said. "Input from the lake scien-
tists suggests that the ecology of the lake remains
acceptable. Input from the estuary scientists
suggests that the ecology of the St. Lucie estuary
is satisfactory while Caloosahatchee estuaries
would benefit from another release. Discontinu-
ing releases was a difficult decision."
Kinard said the unpredictable wet and dry sea-
sons of 2010 has made the ongoing challenge of
balancing the system extremely difficult.
The Corps and partner agencies will continue
to closely monitor and assess system conditions.
For more information on water level and flows
data for Lake Okeechobee and the Central and
Southern Florida Project, visit the Corps' water
management page at http://www.saj.usace.army.
mil/Divisions/Engineering/Branches/WaterRe-
sources/WaterMgt/index.htm.


Statement Regarding Football Program

At Glades Central High School


We are grateful for the three years that Mr.
Hester spent with our football program at Glades
Central. As we move forward to connect the
bridge, of academics with our athletic program,
we have decided to move in a different direction.
We are continuing to build the academic foun-


dation that will allow our players to become
"champions on and off the field."
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Principal
Glades Central High School


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-00296
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES F KENT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JAMES F KENT; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.

FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Resetbting Foreclo-
sure Sale Date dated the 2nd day of
Dec. 2010, and entered in Case No.
2009-CA-00296, of the Circuit Court
of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for
Glades County, Florida, wherein
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the
Plaintiff and JAMES F KENT; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES F KENT;
UNKNOWN TENANT (S); JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT
(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the AT FRONT STEPS,
SOUTH DOOR OF COURTHOUSE at
the Glades County Courthouse in
Moore Haven, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 30th day of Dec., 2010, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
THE WEST ONE-HALF OF TRACT
6, OF THE ALFRED E. WILSON
UNIT F DEVELOPMENT, MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS; THE WEST ONE-HALF
OF THE WEST ONE- HALF OF THE
EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTH-
WEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF
SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 42
SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST,
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LESS THE NORTH 50 FEET
THEREOF TOGETHER WITH A
1988 MERIT DOUBLEWIDE MO-
BILE HOME WITH VIN #'S
FLHML2F2417-261- 3675A AND
FLHML2F2417-261-3675B
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTERTHE SALE.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact Sheila Mann,
Court Operations Manager, whose
office is located at the Lee County
Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street,
Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and
whose telephone number is
(239) 533-1700 at least 7 days be-
re your scheduled court appear-
ance, or immediately upon receiving
this notification if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less than 7
days; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.
Dated this 3rd day of Dec. 2010.
JOE FLINT
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Deputy Clerk
By: /S/ Julie Braddock
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
372944 GCD 12/16,23/2010


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 22-2010-CA-000298
JAMES B. NUTTER &COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER, OR AGAINST VIRGINIA W.
TAYLOR, DECEASED, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER. OR AGAINST VIRGINIA W.
TAYLOR, DECEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST, AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing property in GLADES County,
Florida:
LOT 57, BUCKHEAD RIDGE,
5TH ADDITION, UNIT ONE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 40 AND
41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORI-
DA. TOGETHER WITH A MO-
BILE HOME LOCATED
THEREON AS A PERMANENT
FIXTURE AND AN APPURTE-
NANCE THERETO. ID NO:
GAFL407A5330TW2
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses within 30 days after
the first publication, if any, on Florida
Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address is 9119 Cor-
porate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa
lorida 33634, and file the original
with this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or peti-
tion.
This notice shall be published once
each week for two consecutive
weeks in the Clewiston News.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on this 2ND day of Decem-
ber, 2010.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Court
By:/s/ Julie Braddock
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
NUTTER-FHA-R-UNASSIGN ED-
F10099392
** See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to parici-
pate in this proceeding should con-
tact the Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Lee County
Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700
Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida
33901, telephone number (813)
335-2299, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay
Service, not later than seven (7)
days prior to this proceeding.
373167 CN 12/16,23/2010




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The following vehicles will sold at
public auction at Clewiston Towing
600 E Sugarland Hwy
Clewiston FL 33440
on January 3, 2011 @10:00a.m.
2005 Nissan,
1N6BAO7A95N531094
1998 Ford,
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 2010-CA-000416
Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company, as Tmrustee of IndyMac
Residential Mortgage-Backed
Tmrust, Series 2006-L4; Residen-
tial Mortgage-Backed Certifi-
cates, Series 2006-L4,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Kristiani Lins;
Defendant.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order rescheduling foreclo-
sure sale dated December 16, 2010
entered in Civil Case No. 2010-
CA-000416 of the Circuit Court of the
20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hend-
ry County, Florida, wherein Deutsche
Bank National Trust Company, as
Trustee of IndyMac Residential Mort
gage-Backed Trust, Series 2006-L4,
Residential Mortgage-Backed Certifi-
cates, Series 2006-L4, Plaintiff and
Kristiani Lins are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY
COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE,
FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M., January
19, 2011, the following property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 11, BLOCK 60, OF MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGES 37, 38, AND 39,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
SECTION 22, RANGE 32,
TOWNSHIP 44
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 17
day of December, 2010.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
/s/ J. Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd.
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33614
(813 880-8888
374216 CN 12/23,30/2010




PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOW-
ING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 01/07/2011, 10:00 am at 74
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Flonda Statutes. TIMS TOWING &
RECOVERY reserves the right to accept
or reectany and/or all bids.
1986 CHEVROLET
1GBKP37WXG3316647
2001 DODGE
2B4GP44R11R134126
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2010-0100-CP

IN RE: ESTATE OF
Joseph Davidson Thornton
a.k.a. Joseph D. Thornton
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
Joseph Davidson Thornton a.k.a. Jo-
seph D. Thornton, deceased, whose
date of death was September 27,
2009, and whose social security
number is 1741, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle
Florida 33975-1760. The names and
addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
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 December 9, 2010.

Personal Representative:
George D. Thornton
1010 E. US Highway 27
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Arthur R. Rosenberg
Florida Bar No. 325805
Rosenberg & Pinsky
6499 North Powerline Road
Suite 106
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954) 772-5151
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-43
In Re: Estate of
LILA ANN WALBURN
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered in the Estate of LILA
ANN WALBURN, Deceased, File Num-
ber 2010-CP-43, by the Circuit Court
for Glades County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is RO.
Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471;
that the decedent's date of death
was September 12, 2010; the total
value of the estate is $63,000.00;
that the names and address of those
to whom it has been assigned by
such order are:
PEGGY LEE EDWARDS FRITZ
12044 East State Road 78, Lot 253
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY
THE LAW.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent must file their claim with this
Court AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD
PROVIDED BY THE LAW. ALL
CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NO SO
FILED AND ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
YEARS AFTER THE DECEDENTS
TIME OF DEATH WILL BE BARRED
FOREVER.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is December 16, 2010
Person Giving Notice:
Peggy Lee Edwards Fritz
12044 East State Road 78, Lot 253
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
CONELY & CONELY, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Fonda 34973
Tom W. Conely, III
Flonda Bar No. 096482
373264 GCD 12/16,23/2010


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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The cerbficate number, year of issuance, de-
scription of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
666 2007 1274329-01000G20360 Martha Singleton
From the intersection of the South line of Section 9, Township 44 South,
Range 29 East, with the centerline of SR 29, run N 3 degrees 45 minutes
W along the centerline Of SR 29 a distance of 350 feet to Point of Begin
ning; thence 86 degrees 42 minutes East 450 feet; South 3 degrees 45
minutes East 125 feet; South 86 degrees 42 minutes West 450 feet;
North 3 degrees 45 minutes West 125 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Less the Westerly 100 feet for right of way of SR 29. Being in Section 9,
Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, commonly
known as Business Lots 36 through 40, inclusive, Section G-2, LaBelle
Ranchettes.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374284 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scription of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
1974 2007 1074433-03000030130 Aida Freyre
17501 NE 9th Street
N. Miami Beach, Florida 33162
Lot 13 in Block 3, Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 4, pages 1 and 2 of the Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374328 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1388 2007 1224432-01000610340 Alessio J. Peona
Lot 34 in Block 61,68 and 69, Montura Ranch Estates First Subdivision, ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 47, Public Records
of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374274 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
216 2007 1184428-A0001270000 Michael Kelly & Sylvia C. Kelly
The West V2 of the Northwest 14 of the Southwest 14 of the Northeast 14 of
the Southwest 14 of Section 18, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry
County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374278 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing cerbficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2611 2007 2184329-06000050010 Elizabeth G. Mack and
Dana Brown

Lots 1 through 14, Block 5, Royal Palm Estates 6, according to the plat
thereof Recorded in Plat Book 1, page 37, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

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


Public Notice
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I Public Notice






December 23, 2010 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 15


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
171 2007 1064428-A0001970000 Michael D Kelly & Sylvia C. Kelly
West 12 of the Southeast 14 of the Southeast 14 of the Southwest 14 of
the Southwest 14 of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hend-
ry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374276 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY
A Regular Meeting of hthe Board of Dirtors (he "Board") of the Glades
Utility Authority ("Authority'") is scheduled to be held on Wednesday,
January 5, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of Pahokee
Commission Chambers, 360 E. Main Street, Pahokee, Florida 33476.
The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the amendment of
the Capital Improvement Project Budget, a Resolution to amend the Tam-
pering Fblicy, South Bay Deposit Reconciliaon, South Bay USDA Loan is-
sues, transfer loans regarding the Berkadia/Capmark Debt, Extension of
Billing Time Frame, and any other business that may come before the
be held for the Board to discuss proposed Customer Sernice Policies. The
meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with
Florida law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained at the meeting
or, prior to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Colon at 561-493-6127.
The meeting, or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be con-
tinued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and no-
ticed.
Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
quiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Colon at
(561) 493-6127 or JColon@pbcwater.com at least forty-eight (48)
hours before the meeting.
If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any
matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the
proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made that includes the testimony and evidence upon which
such appeal is to be based.

Jocelyn Col6n, GUA Clerk
374085 CB/CN 12/23/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:

CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1271 2007 1224432-01000120100 Maria Teresa Munoz
Lot 10, Block 12, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, pages 37, 38 and 39, Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374309 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
bficate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1157 2007 1-14-44-32-AOO-0248-0000 Zoila Flores De Apodaca
The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quar-
ter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section
14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to
an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as
Tract 2914 of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374295 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


barbara S. butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scripton of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
980 2007 1134432-A0000120000 Zion Dallal and Shon Dallal
The South /2 of the Southeast 14 of the Southwest 14 of the Northeast 14
of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of
the East 30 feet thereof Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of
the South 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot No. 5627 in Montura Ranch
Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374292 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1190 2007 1-15-44-32-AO 0-0046-0100 Luls Beato
The East one half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quar-
ter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Secbtion
15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to
an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof Subject to an
access road of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot No. 3238, Mon-
tura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and
the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
760 2007 1224331-010000K0040 Vicki Padgett, Linda Endicott
And Amy Zimmerman
The Northwest /4 of the Northwest /4 of the Northwest /4 of the South-
east 1/4 of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry
County, Florida. Subject To an easement for an access road of the West
30 feet thereof Also known as Lot 4, Block K, Pioneer Plantabon, an un-
recorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374287 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scripton of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
258 2007 1304428-A0001410000 Sunshine Label
Enterprises, Inc.

West /2 of the Northwest /4 of the Northeast /4 of the Northwest /4 of
the Southwest /4 of Secton 30, Township 44 South, Range 28 East,
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374282 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2307 2007 1214334-02000020020 Alfredo Gonzalez &
Alex Rios
Lot 2, Block 2, Harlem Addition No. 6 to Clewiston, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, page 15, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374325 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011
1


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA
Chapter 197.512 Florida Stati
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to
certificate number, year of issuance, description of
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAM
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH
223 2007 1184428-A0001560000 Stephen
West /2 of the Southwest 14 of the Southwest 14
the Southwest 14 of Section 18, Township 44
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not own
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of
All of said property being in the County of Hendry,
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBe
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of Ja
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374279 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statu
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC, the ho
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
certificate number, year of issuance, description of pr
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT.
NO. YEAR
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2944 2007 4-10-43-29-030-2101-0150


Lot 15, Block 2101, Fort LABELLE UNIT 3, according


corded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hen
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owne
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of re
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, St
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBel
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and
the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2951 2007 4104329-0302104009 Mary Karpowicz

Lot 9, Block 2104, of Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3,page 73, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374312 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


iX DEED
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
utes
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
holder of the following
be issued thereon. The NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the follow-
property and the name ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
E IN
ASSESSED CERT. NAME IN
Ferris NO. YEAR DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
of the Northwest 14 of 2541 2007 2-02-43-29-400-0004-0040 Saraswattle Howard/
South, Range 28 East, Sabitree Bhagwandin
Lots 14 and 15, Block 4, LABELLE PARK, according to the map or plat there-
of, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 25, Public Records of Hendry County,
ied by prior owner. Florida.
record.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
State of Florida. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
to law, the property de- All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
t bidder at the Clerk's
lie, Florida, at 11:00 Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
nuary, 2011, which is scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
Barbara S. Butler is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


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issued t hereon The NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
issued thereon. The
operty and the name Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC the holders of the follow-
NAME IN ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
DESCRIP- The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
Roger Rinaldi &
Joann Rinaldi CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
o the plat thereof, re- 2472 2007 2014329-0100108D080 Jose A. Carmona


dry County, Florida.
d by prior owner. Lots 29, 30 and 31, Block 108, Palm Heights Subdivision, Section "D", ac-
cord. cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, page 5, Public Records
of Hendry County, Florida.
ate of Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
to law, the property de- Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
t bidder at the Clerk's
lie, Florida, at 11:00 All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
january, 2011 which
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
Barbara S Butler A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011
Clerk of Circuit Court ,which is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Hendry County, Florida Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374308 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. Harben and June E. Harben,
the holders of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, de-
scription of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2425 2007 1254534-A0000040000 Coulee Dam Factories Co.

The Northeast 14 of the Northwest 14 of the Southwest 14 of Section 25,
Township 45 South, Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.

All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374329 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

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

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and
the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
149 2007 1064428-A0000590000 Michael D. Kelly and Sylvia Kelly
The East /2 of the Northwest 14 of the Northeast 14 of the Southwest 14
of the Northwest 14 of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East,
HendryCounty, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there
on. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and
the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1763 2007 1344432-A0000300000 Edgardo Serrano and
Misleidys Monteagudo
The North 12 of the Northeast 14 of the Southeast 14 of the Northwest 14 ol
the Northeast 14 of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry
County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 3C
feet thereof Also known as Lot 4376, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecord
ed subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00O
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374326 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1395 2007 1-22-44-32-010-0064-0100 Joey C. Scott &
Helen S. Sparks,
Trustees of the Scott Family Tr.
Lot 10, Block 64 of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ac
cording to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39 ol
the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00O
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374318 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holders of the follow-
Ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2459 2007 2014329-0100077030 Scott and Pauline Phipps
Lot 6, Block B, LaBelle Terrace, a subdivision according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 1, page 34, Public Records of Hendry County, Flori-
da.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right 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 Clei's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:0C
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butlel
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC the holders of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP
TION WHICH ASSESSED
3108 2007 4104329-05021960100 Manuel Garcia
Lot 10, Block 2186, Port LaBelle Unit 5, according to the plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 3, page 104, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

374316 CN 12/23,30/2010; 1/6,13/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1224 2007 1-15-44-32-AOO-0221-0000 Juan Sanchez &
Rolando Ramirez
The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-
quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter, Section
15, Township 44 South,, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida., subject to
an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof Also known as
Tract 2693 of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2010.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374299 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1308 2007 1-22-44-32-010-0032-0010 Jorge L. Vazquez &
Ivanna Martin
Lot 1, Block 32, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, pages 37, 38, and 39 of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subjectto existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


374314 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2471 2007 2-01-43-29-010-0108-DO50 Jose A. Carmona
Lots 10, 11, 12 and 13, Block 108, PALM HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, SECTION
D, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION
OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO EMPLOYEE DEFERRED
COMPENSATION PROGRAM
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 5:05
p.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Flori-
da, to consider an ordinance relating to the employee deferred compensa-
tion program. The Ordinance is to be entitled as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS AMENDING CHAPTER 1-2 OF THE HENDRY
COUNTY CODE O: ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY ARTICLE I, SEC-
TION 1-2-10, RELATING TO EMPLOYEE DEFERRED COMPENSA-
TION PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY;
SEVERABILITY; CONFLICT; CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE
AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND 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 on weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the County
Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Darrell Harris, Chair
373897 CN/CB 12/23/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The cerbficate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
978 2007 1134432-A0000060000 Diana De La Rosa and
Carlos Fernandez
The West 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the
North 80 feet thereof Subject to an easement for an access road of the
West 30 feet thereof Also known As Tract 5680, Montura Ranch Estates,
an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374288 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1232 2007 1-15-44-32-AOO-0239-0000 Cleon F. Smithers &
Irene C. Smithers
The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-
quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Sec-
tion 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Sub-
ject to an easement for an a access road of the West 30 feet thereof Also
known as Lot No. 2604, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


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


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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1284 2007 1-22-44-32-010-0019-0050 Hugo Basterrechea
Lot 5, Block 19, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, a subdi-
vision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37
through 39, inclusive, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.

All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, which is the
27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.


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


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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC the holders of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP-
TION WHICH ASSESSED
2946 2007 4-10-43-29-030-2102-0030 Angel E. Gandullia &
Norma Gandullia c/o
Jose Gandullia
Lot 3, Block 2102, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, according to the plat thereof, re-
corded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such cerbtificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Buder
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and
the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIP
TION WHICH ASSESSED
1825 2007 1354432-A0001530000 Holly Corrales Tallant
The North 1/2 of the Northeast 14 of the Southwest 14 of the Northwest 14
of the Southwest 14 of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the
East 30 feet thereof Also known as Lot 3749, Montura Ranch Estates, an
unrecorded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner
Subject to existing easements and right ofways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011 which
is the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida

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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1450 2007 1224432-01000860040 The heirs, devisees or
beneficiaries of The Estate of
Miriam J. Cordero, Luz E. Alvares,
Luc Rocio Flores, Gloria E. Perez,
Ana Lucia Perez and
Fancy H. Perez
Lot 4, Block 86, Montura Ranch Estates First Subdivision, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374322 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holders of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax Jeed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of issuance, description of property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERT. NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
1228 2007 1154432-A0002300000 Diana De La Rosa

The South 12 of the South-
east 14 of the Southeast 14 of the Northeast 14 of
The Southeast /4 of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry
County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30
feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 25
feet thereof Also known as Tract 2721, Montura RanchEstates, an unre-
corded subdivision.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.

All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certifiate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk's
Office, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2011, which is
the 27th day of January, 2011.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2010.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
374304 CN 12/23,30/2010 1/6,13/2011


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Anabel Miranda (863)228-6296 EspaTnot
Elsie Sellers (863)245-1893 Espanol
-3 Curt Thompson (863) 677-1064
CLEWISTON HOMES
3/2 Mobile Home on Seminole Ave. $82.5K
4/2 MH on Midstate Loop w/ large detached garage $69K
S32 on Haiti Ave. with Privacy Fence Asking $73K
S2 Brand New 3/2.5 Lemnar Town Hnmes, $179K
2 32-1/2 Lake Shtore Vila $66K each, Short Sale
4'2 CBS on De Monte. Newly Remodeled. $195K
S2/1 Dela Tabias. Needs much TLC. Asking $15K
*22 CBS cnstr. Ohard Park $84,575
3/2 MH Montura $52K
716 Seminole Manor,07', 3/2 n.home $70k
Rental 2/1 apt. utilities incl. $700 mo.
137 W. Del Monte, 3/2 w/pool, $189,5k
512 E.Osceola-reduced $59,250
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
Riverfront 3/2 with Guest House REDUCED to $175K
SRiverfront 2/2 with Efficiency. REDUCED TO $90K
*Riverfront lot w/ Improvements. $100K
Lake Access 2/2 w/ Boat House. $219K
2/1 Mobile Home Orchard Ave. $45K
*Lake Access 2/2 M.H., Boat house, fl. rm., $69.9K
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
:900 Acre Ranch in S.E. Hendry Co. Improved Pasture
51 Acre Ranch with Home. Hwy 27 Frontage $750K
SHighlands Co. 10, 28 & 80 AC. Parels, Owner Fnanrme
Vacant Residential Lot on Central Ave. Asking $20K
*Commercial lot on Bond St. Make offer!
*4 Buildable lots on Francisco St. $35K Each
Sky Valley lots, deeply discounted
1.25 AC Parcels available in Montura Ranch Estates
*45 acres Old Lakeport Rd $5500 per acre
15 acres LaDeca Wooded $130,000
SGreenwood Forest Lot $12,500
5 acres Queen Ave. Reduced $25,000
COMMERCIALINVESTMENT
1,250 Sq. Ft ofCoamnercial Space Available on Alverdez
GasConvenient Store on Hwy 833. NewTankla Only$350K
Mobile Home Park. Hwy 27 frontage. $435K
Industial/Ral Business Park on CR 835. Sale or Lease.
14,279 Sq. Ft Building on Hwy 27. REMUCED TO $349K
F lrner Antique Shop Building in More Haven. Asking $50K
Former Sonny's Lot (1.9ac.) only $450K
+ 10,000 sq. ft. Industrial Building Obispo $299K
Retail Building on Hwy 27 $50K
M.H. lot on Commercio St. $14,500
RENTALS
1.46 m.E. Camnercial $229k
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As part of continuing water quality and eco-
system restoration efforts, the District acquired
26,800 acres of strategically located property for
Everglades restoration with an option to purchase
another 153,000 acres for up to 10 years. The ac-
quisition provides construction opportunities for
environmental and water quality improvements.
The District also led or participated in the en-
gineering, design and/or construction for 92 res-
toration and flood control project components.
This work included expansions of Stormwater
Treatment Areas (STAs) to clean water flow-
ing to the Everglades, groundbreaking on the
C 111 Spreader Canal and Biscayne Bay Coastal
Wetlands projects and the refurbishment or re-
placement of water management structures and
facilities.

Everglades Restoration and
Capital Projects
In addition to construction starts and prog-
ress, other key accomplishments in 2010 were
the signing of Project Partnership Agreements
- which are necessary for projects to move for-
ward with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
for several joint efforts. The projects included the
L-31N Seepage Management Pilot to test tech-
nology for preserving clean water in Everglades
National Park. If proven effective, technology de-
veloped during the pilot project will significantly
benefit Everglades restoration and water quality
improvement efforts in the park as well as beyond
its boundaries. An agreement was also signed for
the Indian River Lagoon South project to ad-
vance construction on a host of components criti-
cal to restoring the Indian River Lagoon and the
St. Lucie Estuary.
A third agreement, for the Melaleuca Eradica-
tion/Biological Control projects, supports a sci
ence facility to raise insects for use as biological
controls. These insects will be used to control the
spread of invasive exotic plant species, such as
melaleuca, Lygodium and Brazilian pepper.
The District also treated more than 1.4 million
acre-feet of runoff water in STAs in Water Year
2010 and airlifted and transplanted ,' -_-, ii l.... to
improve phosphorus-removal performance of
the constructed wetlands. Since 1994, STAs and
agricultural "Best Management Practices" have
together prevented more than 3,500 metric tons
of phosphorus from entering the Everglades.

Operations and Maintenance
While the 2010 storm season was busy, only
one storm impacted the region. The District was
able to successfully manage water flows through
the regional flood control network during a wet
dry season and Tropical Storm Nicole. The District
also completed a major bank stabilization, ero-
sion control and right-of way cleanup project on
the Hillsboro Canal (included 10,000 cubic yards
of material), along with completing 44 water con-
trol structure inspections, blasting and painting 20
structure gates, overhauling 14 hydraulic cylinders
and implementing six bypass pumps.
Continuing its commitment to good steward-
ship of public land, the District treated 38,019 acres
of .. ,ir **.I iii ,i and completed 6,000 acres of
aerial treatment for torpedograss and cattails in
Lake Okeechobee. Staff also completed mapping
of four invasive plant species Australian pine,
Brazilian pepper, melaleuca and Lygodium -
within the Everglades region (1.8 million acres).
To help protect South Florida wildlife, the District
partnered with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) in the successful
reintroduction of the red-cockaded woodpecker,
a species of special concern, with the release of
an additional five pairs of juvenile birds from do-


nor sites in north Florida. The birds are known as
a I. -..... species because their nests attract
other wildlife. The District also launched the Leg-
acy program with local high schools to foster land
stewardship principles and provide environmental
education opportunities on District-owned public
lands. Access to recreational opportunities was
also enhanced. Boaters and outdoor enthusiasts
now have a new public recreation spot for access
to the restored Kissimmee River with the opening
of the Istokpoga Canal Boat Ramp Area.

Regulatory and Public Affairs
Along with work to adopt the Year-Round
Landscape Irrigation Rule, the District strength-
ened the commitment to public access with the
redevelopment of the agency's external website
to improve customer service and the delivery of
public information. Developed over more than a
year, the website features easier navigation, cut
ting-edge multimedia, powerful search tools and
a host of high-tech, user-friendly improvements.
The District also continued to successfully im-
plement all provisions as outlined in the 2009 leg-
islative action delegating the authority to approve
permit applications related to water resources
and the environment to the executive director. An
expanded monthly noticing and meeting process
provides enhanced opportunities for public com-
ment on pending Water Use and Environmental
Resource Permit applications. Meetings are video-
conferenced and webcast to promote wider ac-
cessibility, and special workshops are conducted
for permits of heightened public concern.
Working with local governments, the District
completed all FY10-approved WaterSIP projects,
providing 0.6 MGD of water savings for a $334,000
cost-shared investment. Water quality perform
mance measures, mandated by the Everglades
Forever Act, were achieved for the Everglades
Agricultural Area and C 139 Basins and amend
ments were adopted to refine the Best Manage
ment Practice (BMPs) source control program
for reducing phosphorus from the C-139 Basin.
In other efforts, the District secured $60 million
in state appropriations for environmental restore
tion, developed and adopted a comprehensive
Strategic Plan for the Big Cypress Basin and suc-
cessfully enrolled more than 26,000 acres of land
in the Fisheating Creek Basin into the U.S. Depart
ment of Agriculture's Wetland Reserve Program.

Agency Management/
Corporate Resources
Efficiency and public accountability are always
at the forefront of District actions and initiatives.
In 2010, the agency identified and implemented
additional measures and improved business
practices, including revamping the budget de-
velopment process with an emphasis on fixed
overhead costs, baseline operations and funding
ongoing costs with recurring revenues.
The use of "green" initiatives continue to re-
flect a multiyear decline in kilowatt and water
usage, reducing the headquarters' annual electric
bill by more than $200,000 and using 1.5 million
fewer gallons of water (30.6 percent reduction).
The District was also recognized by the Gov
ernment Finance Officers Association for excel-
lence in financial reporting and distinguished
budget presentation (18th consecutive year).
In carrying out its emergency management re-
sponsibilities, the Emergency Operations Center
was activated in preparation for Tropical Storm
Nicole utilizing new WebEOC computer informa-
tion management software. In addition, all Dis-
trict structures have been evaluated for security
assessments in accordance with Homeland Secu-
rity guidelines and requirements.




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* Because while others say "no" to credit and "no" to leasing,
Langford Ford will work hard to get you the financing options you need.
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Arrest Report
This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found
not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will confirm the informa-
tion and print it.


Jean Claude Mila, 27


Homicide, murder
while engaged in certain
felony offense
*Arrested Dec. 7 by J.
Durso
Released Dec. 7 on
bond


Nathaniel Burroughs, 45


*Battery, touch or
strike
*Arrested Dec. 11 by
DS Torres
Released Dec. 11


Lawan T. Johnson, 18


*Vehicle theft, 3rd de-
gree
S*Arrested Dec. 7 by DS
Scott


Jerry Williams, 49


Battery, touch or
strike
SArrested Dec. 12 by
DS S. Maxwell


Kendric J. Parker, 22


Battery, causing bodi-
ly harm
Arrested Dec. 11 by
DS C. Wink



Jamekia Alexander, 25


*Aggravated battery,
use of a deadly weapon
*Arrested Dec. 11 by
DS S. Home
*Released Dec. 12


Crime Stoppers wants you to be on the lookout for ...


The Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office is seeking assistance from the
public in locating wanted fugitive Jose
Cavillo as of Dec. 9, 2010.
Cavillo, 36, is a 5'7" male with
black hair and brown eyes and weighs
180 pounds. His last known address is
listed as N.W Avenue P, Belle Glade
and Palm Glade Dr., Belle Glade.
Cavillo is wanted for violation of
probation: aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon.
Anyone with information on the
whereabouts of this wanted fugitive
is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers
at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477) or online at
www.crimestopperspbc.com.


Agriculture
Continued From Page 1

Week Luncheon and Farm Tour. Farm-City Week
emphasizes the value of the rural-urban partner-
ship and the interdependence of farmers and con-
sumers. The annual luncheon and farm tour are
great opportunities for agricultural and business
leaders to meet and discover common ground.
Holt is a tireless ambassador for Florida ag
riculture. For years she has promoted the sweet
corn industry at such events as the South Florida
Fair and the Produce Marketing Association An
nual Meeting. She has spearheaded many events
in her community to help "city folks" get to know
area farmers and their products.
By far the most popular is the annual Florida
Sweet Corn Fiesta, which Holt launched in 2001.
A public festival celebrating the spring growing
season, the event takes place at the South Florida
Fairgrounds and features live music, food, and


Jose uavillo


The Palm Beach County Sher
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating wanted
fugitive Barbara Jones as of Dec.
16, 2010.
Jones, 36, is a 5'8" female
with black hair and brown eyes
and weighs 240 pounds. Her last
known address is listed as S.W 3rd
St., Belle Glade.
Jones is wanted for food stamp
fraud; grand theft.
Anyone with information on
the whereabouts of this wanted fu-
gitive is asked to contact the Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477)
or online at www.crimestopper
spbc.com.


corn-shucking and -eating contests. Managed and
run entirely by volunteers, the festival educates
Palm Beach County residents about the quality
of the area's sweet corn. It also raises money for
agriculture education and local food banks.
Holt is an outspoken advocate for agriculture
and the rural way of life. She has organized and
participated in countless meetings and trips to
Tallahassee and Washington to present the views
of farmers and ranchers to legislators. She was a
longtime member of the Ladies of the Lake, an
organization created by farm women around
Lake Okeechobee for the purpose of giving voice
to the concerns of area farming families. She was
also a charter member of Women Involved in
Farm Economics (WIFE), a national non-profit
organization dedicated to helping farmers attain
profitability in farming.
Holt is a strong supporter of agriculture educa
tion and serves on the South Florida Fair's Schol
arship Committee. She has worked with FFA and
4 H and is an Agriculture Literacy Day volunteer.
During the holidays, Holt helps organize food
and toy drives to benefit the under served farm-


Biarara Jones


ing communities around Lake Okeechobee. She
is the driving force behind the annual Hungry for
Golf Tournament, which benefits the area's food
banks.
In addition, she organized the West Palm
Beach County Farm Bureau to help raise funds
for the new state-of the-art hospital that opened
in Belle Glade in 2009.
In recognition of her years of service, Holt has
received many awards and honors. In 2008 she
was named Woman of the Year by the Florida
Agri-Women. In 2004 her family was named Farm
Family of the Year by the Western Palm Beach
County Farm Bureau.
Ann Holt and her husband, Tommy, live in
Wellington and continue to farm in the Belle
Glade area. They have two grown children,
Thomas Holt Jr. and Karina Holt Rothenberg.
Previous winners of the "Woman of the Year
in Agriculture" award:
1995 Louve "Vee" Frierson Platt Clewiston
1986 Ruth Wedgworth Belle Glade


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SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Presents our new
MOBILE VETERINARY CLINIC!!!
We will be at Tractor Supply in Clewiston
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
From 3pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
We now have a vaccine lor the canine flu.
Bonita Track. It is an emergency that
you get your pet

Shewmaker
Animal Hospital
1566 N. Bridge St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-2441
Fax 863-675-3629

Dr. Lee Shewmaker D.V.M.








The offices of the Hendry
County Board of County
Commissioners, Hendry
County Tax Collector,
Hendry County Property
Appraiser and Hendry
County Supervisor of
Elections will be closed
due to an employee fur-
lough from Monday,
December 20, 201 0
through Wednesday,
December 22, 2010. The
offices will also be closed
in observance of the
Christmas holiday on
Thursday, December 23,
201 0 and Friday,
December 24, 2010. All
offices will re-open for
regular hours on Monday,
December 27, 2010.


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FAA Continues Investigation Into Triple Chopper Crash


BY CAPT. CRAIG PRUSANSKY
Palm Beach Fire Rescue
The FAA is continuing its investigation into an
unusual triple chopper crash in Pahokee earlier
this month. Early in the morning of Dec. 8, Battal-
ion 7 responded to three separate and unrelated
incidents involving helicopters. Some cold tem-
peratures had moved into the area, and the vari-
ous crop farmers employ the use of helicopters to
keep the air moving around the crops, I ... i i ,_:


frost from forming. On this particular night, there
were multiple helicopters and "cropduster" type
fixed-wing aircraft performing this function over
the crop fields.
*The first incident was called in at about 2
a.m. at the Pahokee Airport. A helicopter was
reported to have crashed at the airport. Crew ar-
rived to find the helicopter still upright, but the tail
rotor had separated from the tail. This helicopter
had come to a rest right next to the fuel pumps.


Fortunately, the fuel pumps were not damaged
and no one was injured.
*The second incident was called in at about
5:45 a.m. The caller reported that a helicopter
went down in a corn field just adjacent to the Os-
ceola Sugar Mill east of Pahokee. The crews were
brought back to the crash site by the farm staff.
The helicopter was heavily damaged but the pilot
was not injured.
The third incident was called in at about 7:30


a.m. The location of the crash was about 2 miles
east of Sand Cut (about 18 miles northeast of
the Pahokee Airport). The pilot was injured and
brought by another helicopter to Pahokee Airport
where he was transferred to the care of the para-
medics, and eventually brought to the Trauma
Center. This helicopter also sustained heavy dam-
age. The cause of all three of these incidents is
still being investigated by the FAA and other agen-
cies.


These three helicopters crash within hours of each other during the cold night of Dec. 8. The investigation is still going.


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