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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven Fla
Publication Date: 07-28-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Thursday, July 28, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 83 No. 101 Donnas County Notes Page 2 Glades County Birdwatching Page 12 Compensation for USDA Discrimination Page 13 BY CHARLES M. MURPHY Glades County DemocratExecutive Director of the South Florida Water Management District, Melissa Meeker, explained the budget proposal for her agency to the County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee at the Coalition’s quarterly meeting Friday. She explained ood control and emergency response is the main mission of the district who have focused on their core mission amidst major budget reductions and increased state legislative control this year. She recently announced 100 employee layoffs to the District Governing Board. The proposed budget totals just over $557 million. Restoration projects represent 39 percent of the budget. They will also spend more money from reserves to possibly lower property tax rates and build Everglades’ restoration projects. The district plans to have $60 million in reserve within ve years. Projects funded in this area included the Lakeside Ranch STA Phase I, the C-44 reservoir north of Indiantown, continued work on the Kissimmee River restoration and work in the Caloosahatchee River watershed. Spending is down $105 million in the proposed budget. In other business, Glades County Commissioner Russell Echols was elected chairman of the Coalition. Commissioner Karson Turner of Hendry County was elected vice-chairman. Okeechobee Commissioner Margaret Helton said she would like to see the Corps of Engineers address low water levels in the Kissimmee River. Highlands County Commissioner Jack Richie said his county received 15 inches of rain in the past two months. He noted the levels of Lake IsLake Coalition Hears of SFWMD Budget CutsSee Coalition — Page 11 PHOTO / LAURA MATHISThe Glades County 4-H Archery Club starts up to prepare for this year’s competition. For more photos and information, turn to p age 23. BY CHARLES M. MURPHY Glades County DemocratA judge dismissed charges of incest and sexual activity against Samuel Patrick after he was found incompetent to proceed to trial at a recent court hearing, the 20th Judicial Circuit State Attorneys Of ce said this month. Glades County Judge Jack Lundy ordered Patrick to be placed into a mental institution and the charges were dismissed without prejudice, which means they can be reled should Patrick ever be found competent, a State Attorney Spokesperson said. Samantha Syoen said legally the judge had to dismiss the charges when he was found not competent to proceed. Patrick has been in custody for nearly a decade since a disturbing 2002 investigation at a rural ranch home north of the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation. Glades County Sheriff Deputies arrest af davits from February, 2002, stated law of cers discovered the casket of Joshua Patrick, who died of natural causes when he was eight months old. Detectives stated the casket had been removed from EvergreenCemetery in Okeechobee in 1990. No charges were led in that incident because the crime had occurred beyond the statute of limitations. Detectives said Patrick lived with his sister, Debra Lynn Patrick and their nine children and four grandchildren. The children were immediately removed from the home.Sex Crimes Dismissed Against Patrick

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Barbecue Pork DinnerOrtona parents will offer a barbecue pork dinner to bene t the Ortona Community Association Children's Program on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fund raising event will be held at the new Ortona Community Park and Playground. The park is on Ortona Locks Road (78A), 0.2 of a mile beyond the rehouse and just before the church. Look for the event sign. The carry out dinner includes pulled barbecue pork, baked beans, potato salad, rolls, and iced tea. Church ServicesChurch services at the Church of God of Prophecy in Moore Haven on the corner of 4th and E. St. Church services are held on Wednesdays and Sundays at 6 p.m.Thrift ShopThere's a thrift shop on the corner of Fourth and E St. in Moore Haven whose pro ts go to help a local church. The thrift shop will aid the Church of God of Prophecy in paying bills. The shop opens on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is operated through donations, clean clothes and good brands. For more information, contact Denna Adkins at 863-612-0640.Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army will be at the United Way House (located at the Health Department in the future). They are presently at the Community Development Building on the third Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Burn Ban for Glades CountyThe Glades County Board of County Commissioners hereby determines that emergency conditions exist in Glades County, which warrants the banning of all outdoor burning as a result of extreme drought and other weather conditions. The suspended/banned outdoor burning includes burning yard waste, the private use and discharge of reworks and sparklers, and the use of any other outdoor ignition source. This burn ban is in effect until cancelled by the Glades County Board of County Commissioners. One is allowed to barbecue in a grill or container and have small recreational or camp res if it is in a container as well. Please be aware of surroundings and environmental factors (wind, dry ground, brush, etc.) and use caution at all times. The Division of Forestry number for burn permits is 863-462-5160. If you have any questions about burning or what one can burn please call Glades County Public Safety at 863-946-0566.Free services help eldersCenter for Independent Living will be doing outreach on a regular basis at the Moore Haven, Clewiston, and LaBelle sites between the hours of noon until 2:30 p.m. Contact Tera or Linda at the Center for Independent Living at 941-766-8333 in Charlotte GLADES AT A GLANCE Lakeport Gators meets every Friday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Citizens are encouraged to come out and take part in the crafts, food and games. For more information, call Ms. Brenda at 863-532-8314. Lakeport Community Center Bible Study on Wednesday's at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call George at 863-9461222. Lakeport Community Center Yoga classes every Monday and Friday at 12:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Dori at 863-227-1074. Lakeport Gators Kid's and Teen's are asking for donations of food, craft materials and other items to help with our weekly activities. For more information or to donate, call Brenda at 863-532-8314. Starting June 3 to Aug. 19, Lakeport Gator's are having a special summer camp program on Friday evenings starting at 6 p.m. Each Friday will be a different theme, and not only can the children dress up, but the workers as well. There will be plenty of food, games and crafts for everyone. For more information, call Brenda at 863-532-8314. LAKEPORT NEWS Notes by Commissioners Donna Storter-Long Public Hearings1. Adopt Proposed Millage Rate for BOCC and Law Enforcement MSTU (Sandra Brown) Board adopted proposed millage of 9.0367 for the General Fund, .1 (one/tenth) for the Transportation Trust Fund and 1.95 for the Law Enforcement MSTU. Ad valorem assessment revenue is anticipated to be down approximately 7% but the Board did not raise the tax rate and as adopted, is the same as last scal year. If the BoCC had decided to create a budget with the same ad valorem dollars generated last year, it would have required rollback millage rates of 9.7661 and 2.0877 mills respectively. The Board also set the Hearing date of September 14 for the Tentative Budget to be considered, and September 21 for the Final Budget Hearing. With the adoption of the proposed millage rates tonight, the Board cannot raise the millage at a later date. 2. Approve Ordinance to Lift Burn Ban (Bob Jones) Board adopted ordinance to of cially lift the burn ban, effective July 25. Please comply with state burning laws which may be reviewed at Remember, only vegetative yard waste can be burned outdoors when in compliance with rules found at http://www. -dof.com/wild re/ laws_trash_burning.html.Business Agenda4. Adopt Local Mitigation Strategy Plan and Approve Resolution (Angie Snow Colegrove) Board approved the Local Mitigation Strategy Plan that was previously approved by FEMA and Florida Div. of Emergency Management as updated by Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council. This plan anticipates emergency situations that can affect Glades County with steps to reduce impact thereof as well as mitigate and or prevent such. The plan will next need approval by city of Moore Haven. 5. Request: EMS Billing to EMS Consultants LTD (Bob Jones) Public Safety Director Bob Jones was granted Board approval to contract services with EMS Consultants of LaGrange, Georgia for billing and collection of fees for ambulance services with the caveat that County Attorney Pringle reviews and approves the contract. Glades County complies with the state mandate to provide county-wide ambulance service but faces great losses each year due to failure of transported patients to pay for use of the service. Medicare and Medicaid patients' billing is paid at reduced rates, but frequently insured patients do not respond to billing for the balance of fees unpaid by their insurance companies; uninsured patients also do not pay all their fees, some paying nothing at all. Another problem has been the denial of insurance companies to pay any amount based on ER physicians' notations that the patient did not require transport by ambulance, but could have traveled via cab service. Of course no cab service is based in Glades County and our EMS staff will always provide ambulance transportation when their judgment call is that the patient needs to go to the ER, and that call is never based on the patient's ability to pay, but on the medical emergency at hand. The billing company will charge a 6 percent billing/collection fee, but have guaranteed that if they do not increase our net dollar allocations per call, will reduce the fee to 5.5 percent for non-Medicaid claims; they will provide software and training for county staff to be able to submit trip-ticket charges within three days of the ambulance service provided. All taxpayers fund the availability of the service, but it is expected for actual users of the services to pay for transport services provided. 6. Contract: County Lobbyist Services (Taylor) Board approved assigning our lobbyist contract to CAS Governmental Services LLC as requested by senior lobbyist Dale Milita. The service will not change, only the name of the provider, which was formerly Craig A. Smith & Associates. Mr. Milita will continue services along with Connie Vanassche and Ken Grimes. 7. Approve Going Out for Bids on 2010/2011 Resurfacing and Paving Road List (Avant Board of Commissioners Adopt Mitigation StrategySee Commissioners — Page 14

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BY MARK KINGAs the water level on Lake Okeechobee creeps up slowly, the shing has remained fairly steady for the last month and should be good going into next month. The water level is at 10.26 feet above sea level, a far cry from what it should be but it is a lot better than what it was a month ago. The w ater that is coming into the lake is mostly agricultural water and is very dirty. I'm sure it is full of things that the lake doesn't need but it is at least some water. I have been shing both here on Lake Okeechobee and in the Florida Keys and it hasn't been hard to catch sh at either location this summer. The bass seem to be sticking closer to deep water if that is what you can call it here on Okeechobee. I have been catching sh in the dynamite holes and out the main Clewiston channel for the past few weeks and the size of the bass have really surprised me for summer time shing. I have had a good number of bass from ve to eight pounds the past month and those are some really nice bass to catch in the summer time heat. I have been shing a couple different techniques this summer with one being my favorite: a shakey head rig and the other being a Carolina rig. For the Carolina rig I use either a Gambler Ace stick bait or a Gambler Super Stud minnow style bait. The Ace will work best on most days and y ou only need junebug colored ones to get the job done. My shakey head rig is the same that I have been using for over three years now and it is a Gambler Giggy Head jig in ounce size w ith a Sweebo worm in either junebug or black. The only other lure that has been producing for me has been a lipless crankbait in the sexy shad color. Yes, the color really does seem to matter. I have also been using a stop and go retrieve and the bass have been hitting it when you stop reeling the bait. Fishing with the wild shiners for bass has been a little slow and I nd this to be the case during the hot summer months. I have been trying to get my clients out as early in the morning as possible to get the best bite before the sun gets up to high in the sky and the mid afternoon heat slows the bite down. August w ill be a hot month here on Lake Okeechobee but, as we head into September, the bass should start heading in toward shallow water like they did last year. We enjoyed an awesome September last year catching a lot of big bass in the shallow w ater grassy areas. I am also hoping for some really good storms to help ll the lake back up before this winter and it may even take a tropical storm to do this so lets all keep are ngers crossed that we get a lot of rainfall before winter. The bluegill shing is still pretty good on the lake, try shing dynamite holes and along the rim canal in clean water areas. A cricket shed under a cork seams to be the best method to catch them. I am booking lobster trips for the months of A ugust and September to do some night time bully netting in the Keys. Just give me a call and w e can get a trip set up. Until next week, good luck, tight lines and hope to see each and every one of you on the water soon. And remember to drink lots of uids and use plenty of sunscreen as the summers are hot here in South Florida. Capt. Mark King is a full time guide out of world famous Roland Martin’s Marina and Resort in Clewiston Florida. Give him a call at 863-677-0983 or go to www.markking shing.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Melvin and Caroline Keen celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 13, 2011. They were married on Friday July 13,1951 at First Baptist Church in Clewiston, FL. They have two children, Donna Keen of Atlanta,GA and Cecil Keen[Debbie] of Clewiston,Fl. They have two granddaughters, Tara Childress[Jeff] and Tammy Acevedo[David]. They also have six great grandchildren, Chelsa, Jacob, Emily, and Chance Childress. Hayley and Alexis Acevedo. Caroline has one brother, Ronnie Robison[Jane]. Melvin has one sister who is deceased Kitty West. They have numerous nieces and nephews. Caroline retired after 35 years as manager of Clewiston High School lunchroom. Melvin retired from South Florida Conservative District after over 30 years of service. They are taking life easy and enjoying their family. MELVIN KEEN ANNIVERSARY CAROLINE ROBISON KEEN & 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 Fishing on Lake ‘O’ SUBMITTED PHOTOSummertime Bass.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 C a l l T o A d v e r t i s e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The Sun 1 8 6 3 9 8 3 9 1 4 8 WEIGHTLOSS HEALTHCARE 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. East wind between 10 and 13 mph. Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. East wind between 9 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 80. Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 80. East wind around 10 mph. Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. East wind around 11 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 81. East wind between 10 and 13 mph. Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 80. Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. 10.26 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OPTOMETRISTSC C a l l T o A d v e r t i s e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The Sun 1 8 6 3 9 8 3 9 1 4 8 WEIGHTLOSS HEALTHCARE DERMATOLOGY 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011

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BY STATEPOINTHow to Save Money on Home Energy CostsYour home may be your castle, but it can also be your money pit if you’re not careful. Between home repairs and the rising cost of fuel, food, and electricity, many Americans are feeling the pinch. But you can do something about it. “Americans have a lot more power than they think when it comes to reducing their energy costs,” says Dave Llorens, CEO of One Block Off the Grid, a start-up that negotiates group deals on big-ticket green home improvements like solar panels. “State level incentives can go a long way tow ard reducing the cost of money-saving items like solar panels and electric cars. Call your local government of ce to nd out if incentives are available to you,” adds Llorens. “You may be surprised how much you can save.” Here are some ways you can reduce your home energy costs: Small Things Add Up. There are lots of little things you can do that, when taken together, can reduce your energy costs signi cantly. For example, setting your air conditioner to 78 degrees (or the warmest setting you can tolerate) saves money because many homeowners forget to adjust it down when the weather cools. Also, the lowly microwave is one of your household’s most energy ef cient appliances, so use it instead of an oven to reduce your bill and keep your home cooler in summer months. The w asher and dryer are two of a household’s biggest energy hogs, so doing your washing at night when electricity rates are lower and line drying during the day can save a bundle. Install Solar Panels. In summer months, solar panels can take the burn out of electric bills that spike with air conditioning use. It used to take a long time for solar panels to show a positive return on investment, but new green companies are nding ways to reduce that payback period. One Block Off the Grid, for example, organizes group deals on solar panels based on how many residents in the area are interested, then connects them with reliable local installers for free. This lets consumers buy solar panels at an average of 15 percent below market rate. Take a quick estimate at www.1bog.org. Consider an Electric Car. If you spend a lot of money on gas every month, you should run the numbers and see how much money going electric would save in the long run. It usually costs $25 to $40 a month to charge electric cars. Plus, you can use solar panels in conjunction with electric cars to reduce your monthly fuel costs to zero! For more ideas on how you can save money on energy, visit www.1bog.org. Then get started on reclaiming your castle with some energyand money-saving ideas!Hate tracking your nances? Only 40 percent of Americans use monthly budgets and less than half have ever ordered a copy of their credit report, according to a study by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. “Turning a blind eye when it comes to your nances is not only costly, but dangerous,” says Aaron Patzer, vice president and general manager of Intuit Personal Finance Group. “Luckily, there are easy tools and techniques that can help you track your money.” Here are some money tips to help you save more and spend less. To Budget Or Not Budget Budgeting is to personal nance what dieting is to health -a dreaded word that’s often misunderstood. But just like food gives you fuel to live well, so does your money support your life by helping you meet your needs and live your dreams. If you are budget-a-phobic, consider creating a spending plan, which can be a little more exible than a stuffy budget. Spending plans allow you to consider how this month’s earnings can support your needs and wants. Manage On The Go The key to budgets and spending plans is to know your numbers in real time. By tracking your daily spending, you become more conscious of your spending habits. You can make number tracking fun by using tools you enjoy that work with your life. For example, Mint.com now offers iPhone and Android phone apps that let users get a snapshot of their nances and manage their money anytime, anywhere. Consumers can also receive alerts for suspicious activities or overdrafts right on their smartphones. Automate Savings Whether you’re an online banking fanatic or someone who likes to balance electronic statements with paper checks, most experts advise automating your savings. It’s also helpful if you have a savings goal -whether it’s for new car, vacation, or emergency fund. Most experts recommend stashing away 15 to 20 percent of your income into a high-yield savings account. And online banks often offer better rates than bricks-and-mortar locations. By having your savings account automatically withdraw the funds, even if it’s only $50 a month, you’re more likely to stick to your savings goals. 30-Day Wait Smart shoppers know the wisdom of delayed grati cation. By committing to a 30-day wait before getting something you want but don’t need, you create a buffer where you can reconsider and be swayed by reason, not advertising. For more tips on budgeting, saving and tracking your money on the go, visit www.mint.com. Then get started on hand-picking the tools and techniques that let your money work for you. Money Saving Tips for Rough Season 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 Narconon addiction specialists urge parents to stay alert to synthetic pot and it’s risksUntil this year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been blocked from shutting down v endors selling aromatic incense that comes in packages marked “not for human consumption.” This meant that anyone, including minors, could w alk into shops, convenience stores and even gas stations, pay between $18 and $30 and walk out with legal synthetic marijuana. On March 1, the DEA took steps to change this. They evoked emergency powers to put a y ear-long ban pending testing on ve lab-manufactured chemicals contained in these products, J WH-018, JWH-073, CP-47,497, JWH-200, and cannabicyclohexanol. Each substance is a designer drug that mimics the primary psychoactive ingredient, THC, found in marijuana. The chemicals are sprayed onto herbal plant matter that is packaged and sold as aromatic incense. But did this ban solve the problem? “Unfortunately, the DEA can only ban speci c psychoactive chemicals,” explains Bobby Wiggins Drug Prevention Specialist of Narconon International. “As soon as the banned compounds are no longer found in the product, vendors are right back in business. The problem is manufacturing labs are able to make tiny alterations in the molecular structure of the THC-like derivative compounds used, which allows them to replace banned chemicals with new ones that have similar, but possibly more potent properties that are outside DEA jurisdiction.” Case in point, even as 30 states work to block the sale of K2, an incense product that led to psychosis severe enough to prompt a healthy 18-year-old athlete to shoot himself in the head, K3 arrived on the scene boasting that it was 100% free of banned chemicals and legal in all 50 states. Of course, the new product’s packaging also reads, “not for human consumption.” Synthetic marijuana has been around for almost two decades but it was largely ignored as few people were impressed by its properties. But In late 2008, herbal incense products started showing up from Europe containing traces of a psychoactive chemical known as HU-210. The compound is a Schedule I controlled substance that can be from 100 to 800 times as potent as THC. In 2009, Germany banned the sale of another herbal incense-type product, “spice,” because tests revealed it contained JWH-018 and another potent chemical, CP-47 497, developed by a drug company in the 1980s for research purposes. Its effects are three to 28 times more potent than THC. According to the U.S Department of Justice, between March 2010 and December 2010, U.S. poison control centers received over 2,700 synthetic cannabinoid related calls from 49 states. It’s too soon to say if long-term use of THC derivatives cause permanent harm, but so far there is evidence of damage to the lungs, brain, heart, and other vital organs. Attributed deaths in 2010 were nine. “With authorities hampered, the burden falls heavily on parents to keep this drug out of kids’ hands,” says Wiggins. “Kids might reason that it is okay because they aren’t breaking any laws, but they are messing with very potent and addictive drugs. If you suspect your son or daughter could be using synthetic marijuana or other drugs, get help.” For more information on marijuana and other drugs, visit www.narconon.org. Synthetic Marijuana Manufacturers Big Problem for DEA SUBMITTED PHOTOSynthetic pot.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 N N O T I C E O O F B U D G E T H H E A R I N G The Hendry County School District will soon consider a budget for 2011-2012. Apublic hearing to make a DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on August 2, 2011, at 5:30 P.M. at the School Board Meeting Room, 2ND Floor, Old Courthouse, HWY80 & 29, Labelle, Florida. NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL CAPITALOUTLAY The Hendry County School District will soon consider a measure to continue to impose a 0.750 mill property tax forthe capital outlay projects listed herein. This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of 6.993 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the school board. The Capital Outlay tax will generate approximately $1,291,058 to be used for the following projects: CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING Construction of one (1) Modular Classroom MAINTENANCE, RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS District Wide Repair and Maintenance MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES Purchase of up to two (2) School Buses Purchase of ESE and/or Maintenance Vehicles NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT School Furniture and Equipment PAYMENTS FOR EDUCATIONALFACILITIES AND SITES DUE UNDER A LEASE-PURCHASE AGREEMENT Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) for District Wide Maintenance All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on August 2, 2011, at 5:30 P.M. at the Hendry County School Board meeting room, Old Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle, Florida. ADECISION on the proposed CAPITALOUTLAYTAXES will be made at this hearing. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011

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Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.69/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.69/g, according to gasoline price website FloridaStateGasPrices. com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were $1.04/g higher than the same day one year ago and are 17.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 9.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 94.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. SUBMITTED PHOTO 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Glades County School District will soon consider a budget for 2011-2012. Apublic hearing to make a DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 6:00 P.M. At Glades County School Board Administrative Building 400 10th Street Moore Haven, Florida 33471 NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOLCAPITALOUTLAYThe Glades County School District will soon consider a measure to impose a 1.000 mill property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein. This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of 6.873 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the school board. The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $566,400.00 to be used for the following projects: MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR District Wide NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE Furniture and Equipment District Wide Enterprise Software District Wide PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTYAND CASUALTY INSURANCE NECESSARYTO INSURE THE EDUCATIONALAND ANCILLARYPLANTS OF THE SCHOOLDISTRICT All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on Monday, August 2, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. in the administrative building of the Glades County School District, 400 10th Street, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. ADECISION on the proposed CAPITALOUTLAYTAXES will be made at this hearing. 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is issuing the following brie ng Frequent rain over the last few weeks of the w et season has improved drought conditions, but signi cant time and rainfall are necessary for this short-term relief to bring long-term recovery. The District is saving as much water as possible, but the system has limited storage so not all rainfall can be retained while still providing adequate ood protection.Golf CoursesModi ed Phase I restrictions, effective March 26, require a 15-percent cutback for golf course irrigation in Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties.Lake Okeechobee Service A rea (LOSA)Modi ed Phase III restrictions, effective May 19, require a 45-percent reduction in surface water withdrawals for all agricultural, nursery and diversion and impoundment users within LOSA, w hich includes portions of Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties and the Everglades Agricultural Area.Permitted Water Users in Broward and Palm Beach CountiesA water shortage order, effective March 26, places Phase I restrictions on agricultural, nursery and diversion and impoundment permittees that use or divert surface and ground water in these counties. -Withdrawals from surface waters by speci ed users are reduced 15 percent. -Agricultural and nursery operations shall limit the hours of irrigation.Other ActionsInformation about water shortage orders and warnings, current weather and water conditions and water-saving tips can be found at www.sfwmd.gov/waterwatch.NavigationThe S-65E navigation lock between the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee is closed with no locktender on duty due to declining water levels. These locks on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee remain closed: -S-135 at J&S Fish Camp in Martin County -S-193 at Taylor Creek in Okeechobee County -G-36 at Henry Creek in Okeechobee County -S-127 at Buckhead Ridge in Glades County -S-131 at Lakeport in Glades CountyRecreationDue to recent rains, the District is once again allowing the careful building of camp res in designated areas on certain District lands open for recreation. Hurricane Season In preparation for storms, residents are encouraged to check swales and drainage systems to ensure that there are no blockages that impede water ow. Land adjacent to canal embankments must be clear of shrubs and other encroaching objects. District-Wide Conditions for July 25 Gas Price Average Rises

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Glades Electric Cooperative remains committed to providing our members the highest quality service at the lowest possible rates. 1-800-226-4023 Okeechobee 1-800-226-4024 Moore Haven 1-800-226-4025 Lake Placid Website: www.gladesec.com 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 Life’s Simple PleasuresBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchWhen the dog bites, when the bee stings, w hen I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my fav orite things and then I don’t feel so bad. (Sound of Music memories!) Life is lled with simple pleasures, the little satisfying effects you never really anticipate, but always take great pleasure in. They are the gifts of life that we celebrate each in our own way. I believe life is in the details. Ongoing small gestures can mean so much more than one grand display of love. Simple pleasures throughout the day can be far more gratifying that one amazing weekend. When you connect the dots between all these little joys, life seems fuller and more satisfying. It’s the simple things and the simple pleasures, like sleeping in, an ice-cold Coca Cola on a hot day, a good hair day, a tender kiss, a comforting smile, a good hug, a kind word or a few w ords of encouragement that can really bless us in our day. And when the dog does bite, and when the bee does sting, and in those times when I’m feeling sad, I have found that these simple things and pleasures become God blessings that I can use to make my day more pleasant. They’re not big things, but each simple pleasure can translate to a great day if you use them right. Here are some more simple pleasures that I have on my list and give thanks to God for: + My dog excitedly greeting me when I come home. + Smelling rain. + Finding money I didn’t know I had. + Clean, fresh linens on my bed. + The smell of fresh baked cookies. + A child’s smile or laugh. + Looking at old pictures. + Helping someone in need. + When I nd exactly the right Bible verse. + A sermon or program coming together. + Finishing a project. + Creative baking. + A small gesture of kindness from someone w ho cares for me. + Free stuff + Swapping stories with friends. + Spending quite time with my wife. + My dog curled up at my feet sleeping while I type this. I have found that my list grows as I think of all the simple things that make life enjoyable. God is good! What are some of the simple pleasures you’ve been enjoying lately?Choosing Who I Really AmBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchI was asked one day where I’d like to retire. My answer was “Somewhere where my blood pressure doesn’t change with each election!” The person asking the question smiled. I was being facetious; there may be no such place! In reality, it isn’t the place that will make the difference, it will boil down to my outlook and attitude. How many times have I heard “He (or she) makes me mad!” or “I won’t be pleased if this or that happens!” as if others had control over how we feel. In reality they may not have any such control at all. Who is responsible for our happiness or unhappiness? It is, when all is said and done, ourselves. How many people believe that we’re always supposed to be happy with our loved ones, or schooling is supposed to be fun and interesting, or their job is not supposed to be boring or hard, or Church is supposed to be something to be “enjoyed?” One young man, who was angry on a Sunday morning, told me “You know why I am here? Because my mother made me go, that’s why!” I asked him if he thought I always felt like getting up on Sunday morning and going to church. That question never crossed his mind: I was “supposed” to like it. Oh? Then I explained to him that we’re supposed to be here; with all of the highs and lows about it, and all of the good days and the bad ones; if we are here, something may come and maybe not; but if we are not here, nothing can possibly come. His face and attitude changed. An essay written in 1902 by James Allen is considered the source for “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Allen paraphrased Proverbs 23:7, telling us as we consider the cost of something, that’s how we are. The implications are far-reaching; do I have some control over my blood pressure? Yes. Can I learn to like something (someone) even if I think I don’t like it (them)? Yes. Can I keep my eyes on the reason I am in school or where my job ts into the larger part of our industry/society/community/world; and change my feelings about it? Yes. Do I let others or circumstances change my feelings, attitudes and beliefs about things or people? I try to listen carefully and attentively to what is out there; and choose how I am to be. If I spend time with good in uences, re ect positively, look for the best possible side of others, learn to keep things in perspective, I may get to be a little more like that person all of us seek to be. Years back, the medical sciences discovered the “placebo effect” – if you believed a medication was going to work, it might well work! Spiritually, the writer of Proverbs knew about it all along; only it’s not an imaginary thing, it’s for real and really works in our lives!Our HeritageBY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchWe as Americans have a very rich heritage and this is the month that we hear about it. The awareness of the signi cance of our heritage has always taken place among the American people. We all should be proud and thankful to be Americans. As one studies American history, it quickly becomes evident that Christianity played a very signi cant role in the formation of our nation. Many of those who exerted a great deal of in uence in setting forth the ideals upon which our nation was founded were Christian men. The church played an important role in the formation of the frontier which was constantly expanding and ever spreading westward. It played a signi cant role during the slave issue and always voiced its opinion when it came to vital issues which affected the American people. Yes, the church has been very much involved in the formation of this great nation. However, I can’t help but believe that far too often one’s patriotism was placed on the same level as one’s Christianity. We as Christians must always remember that our true citizenship is in Heaven. We are members of the family of God and should always remember that our rst love is the Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. For too long Christianity has been placed on the same level with loyalty to country and Mom’s apple pie -to be a Christian is the American thing to do. Let us always remember that Christ’s Church has been around a lot longer than America and that the founding of America was based on religious convictions. We are Christians because we recognized our need for the Lord Jesus Christ and have accepted the free gift of forgiveness of sins and eternal life offered because of His sacri ce, not because it is the patriotic or American thing to do. We must seek the Kingdom of God rst and then serve our country to the best of our ability. Once this is accomplished in the life of an individual, then will come true the saying, “He who serves the Lord best serves His nation best.” As we remember our great American heritage, let us not forget the far greater heritage which we have in Christ and the great future which He offers us. RELIGION COLUMNS Pastor John Hicks Rev. Sam S. Thomas “I can’t help but believe that far too often one’s patriotism was placed on the same level as one’s Christianity.”-Jackie Miller

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 Glades CountyVance Whidden (Shared Use Path): From north of Curry Island Road to south of Curry Island Road: Construction project---This project consists of minor drainage improvements, stabilization subgrade, base, and asphalt structure and performance turf. Construction is scheduled for day time only. Motorists are advised to use caution. Work will comments early in August 2011 and continue for a period of 40 calendar days. The contractor is Lynch Paving and Contracting Co, Inc. CR 74: from the Charlotte County Line to SR 29: Construction project---This project consists of pavement markings and signage. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in this area. Slow moving vehicles and intermitent lane closures can be expected. The project is to commence in early August 2011 and be completed a 2 week period, weather permitting. The contractor is Ameriseal Highway Striping. US 27: From Industrial Canal to Lewis Boulevard (in the city of Clewiston): Maintenance project --Crews will be cleaning the drainage pipes. No lane closures are expected, but motorists should be aware of equipment and workers in the area. US 27: From the Hendry County Line to Old Highway 27: Construction project---The project consists of milling and resurfacing, drainage improvements, signing and pavement. Motorists should expect single lanes in each direction during milling and paving operations, slow moving traf c and possible minor delays. Flagmen will be on site to assist with traf c. Construction is expected to be completed in late summer 2011. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. Hendry CountyUS 27: From Stitt Ranch entrance in Hendry County to Old US 27 in Glades County (8 miles): Construction project --Work continues to resurface eight miles of roadway. One lane in each direction will be maintained during nal sod installation operations. Lane closures are also permitted only during the hours of working operations. The 65 mph speed limit will be maintained. During this project, motorists should expect construction trucks and vehicles to be entering and exiting the roadway. Driving times also may be longer than usual, so planning extra travel time is important. Motorists also should anticipate changes in routine travel patterns and always drive with care. Project completion is expected at the end of summer 2011. Ajax Paving, Industries is the contractor. SR 80: From SR 80 to Collingswood Parkway: Construction project --This project consists of adding a right turn lane, widening, base work and signing and pavement marking on SR 80 approximately 400 feet west of Collingswood Parkway. Motorists should expect eastbound lane closures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weather permitting, Monday through Friday. Please use caution while traveling through this work zone. The contractor is Better Roads, Inc. SR 80: From Cowboy Way to Clark Street: Maintenance permit project --Contractor crews will be replacing their cable in this area, no lane closures expected, but motorist should be aware of equipment and workers in this area. SR 80: At Palomino Drive and Indian Hills Drive intersection: Construction project --This project will add turn lanes. Crews are working on the travel lanes and outside shoulders along with side drain installation. Motorists should expect lane closures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Please use caution while traveling through this work zone. The project is estimated for completion in late fall 2011. The contractor is Better Roads, Inc. SR 29: From SR 80 to Cowboy Way: Maintenance permit project --Sidewalk repairs are underway in this area. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures while crews work on the concrete pour. Trucks are entering and exiting the work area, please use caution. This project will be completed by mid-June. SR 29: South from A Road to F Road: Maintenance project --Crews will be reworking the shoulders from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday for the next three weeks. Motorists should expect a lane closure and agmen will be on hand to assist with traf c. SR 29: From Helms Road to E Road: Maintenance permit project --Crews will be replacing power poles in this area. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures with agmen on site to assist with traf c. SR 29: South from A Road to Helms Road: Maintenance permit project --Crews will be replacing power poles in this area. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting with agmen on site to assist with traf c. Roadwatch for the Week of July 24 tokpoga have risen by nearly a foot during that time. Mr. Turner urged the district to start construction on the C-43 reservoir in Hendry County because the land is overgrown with invasive plants and has sat idle. He said public access should be allowed on this property for activities like horse back riding and ATV use. Ms. Meeker said the district needs to get something done in the Caloosahatchee basin to increase water storage and improve water quality. Colonel Al Pantano of the US Army Corps of Engineers announced $50 million had been awarded from Congress for the C-44 project phase one. Col. Pantano said the Kissimmee River project should be complete by 2014. Contracts for the reach 2 and 3 Oxbow excavation, the S-65 boat ramp and the S-69 weir will all be awarded in the next three months. Approximately 7.2 miles of The Herbert Hoover dike wall rehabilitation between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade have been completed. A nother 13.2 miles are under construction. The Corps awarded two contracts to remove culverts around the dike. Fourteen culverts are already under construction and contracts to remove four more will be awarded this fall. He also defended the Corps decision to remove water out of Lake Okeechobee in April, 2010. He said he had no other choice due to the threat of water to lakeside communities. He said a philosophical discussion is needed to determine the future role of Lake Okeechobee because it can’t be everything to everyone. “If you want it to be a very deep reservoir it can be, but you will make sacri ces (to the environment),” he noted. There is an argument to make it more of a reservoir but that is a philosophical change from w here we are headed since we have tried to repair the dike, he added. Col. Pantano said the ecology of the lake is healthy when the lake levels are between 12.5 and 15.5 feet. “It is not as simple as xing the dike, raising the lake to 20 feet and say there it is,” he added. The dike belongs to the federal government and the water belongs to the state. That is where the friction is, he explained to the coalition. He said many people don’t like the fact that the federal government makes decisions about Florida water. There hasn’t been a serious incident where people have lost their life because of how the lake has been managed, Col Pantano said. He explained the dike was built in 1930 to standards that would not be accepted today. “We are trying to x it and it is a tough task. It is a big dike, it’s massive,” he said. Commissioner Echols criticized the Corps because his county hasn’t gotten permits to dredge the Harney Pond canal. He said businesses depend on the lake and lake access and levels of the lake should remain higher. “You have more of an ability to say ‘we can’t’ than any agency I have ever dealt with,” he noted. Palm Beach County Commissioner Paulette Burdick said it is imperative that farmers in the Glades receive enough water to provide produce to the nation, a $2 billion industry. Tommy Stroud of the SFWMD reported that July rainfall has helped raise the levels of the Lake. He predicted the drought conditions would improve during the wet season. “It is a relatively low possibility that we will be hit by a Tropical Storm that raises the lake to high levels,” he added. He said there is a 65 percent chance that the lake levels will not leave water shortage levels by the end of the wet season. Biologist Don Fox of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the lake is in great shape. He praised the lake regulation schedule because it allows agencies to make good, common sense decisions. Aquatic vegetation has thrived in the lake. Mr. Fox agreed that shing has never been better on Lake Okeechobee. “It is fabulous. Bass shermen can catch 100 sh per day and that is not out of the ordinary,” he said. Black crappie have not recovered as well as bass. According to a FWC study, shermen could catch 30 black crappie per minute in 1997. That rate is three crappie per minute in 2011. He said they are building up the black crappie population. The coalition will meet again on Sept. 30, at 10 a.m. at the Okeechobee County Courthouse. CoalitionContinued From Page 1 PHOTO / MARINAS.COMAn aerial shot of the Harvey Pond canal, where dredging has not begun due to the delay with permits. Adequate Yearly ProgressGlades County district and school grades and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports are available at the district and school of ces or online at: http://schoolgrades. doe.org. Moore Haven Elementary, West Glades School and the Glades County School District have all erned a grade of A. As required under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) the District has sent home letters explaining what AYP is, how it is achieved, and what we are doing to improve student achievement. SCHOOL NEWS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 T T h e G l a d e s C o u n t y S c h o o l B o a r d W i l l H o l d T h e F o l l o w i n g P u b l i c H e a r i n g s O n A u g u s t 1 1 2 0 1 1 I n T h e G l a d e s C o u n t y S c h o o l B o a r d M e e t i n g R o o m4 0 0 1 0 t h S t r e e t S W • M o o r e H a v e n F l o r i d a 3 3 4 7 17 : 0 0 p m C o n s i d e r P r o p o s e d C h a n g e s T o T h e S t u d e n t P r o g r e s s i o n P l a n 7 : 1 5 p m C o n s i d e r P r o p o s e d C h a n g e s T o T h e S t u d e n t C o d e o f C o n d u c tC o p i e s O f T h e P r o p o s e d P o l i c i e s A r e A v a i l a b l e B yC o n t a c t i n g :T h e G l a d e s C o u n t y S c h o o l D i s t r i c t S u p e r i n t e n d e n t s O f f i c e 4 0 0 1 0 t h S t r e e t S W P O B o x 4 5 9 M o o r e H a v e n F l o r i d a 3 3 4 7 1 ( 8 6 3 ) 9 4 6 -2 2 0 8 3 N O T I C E L L O O K I N G F F O R M M O T I V A T E D P P E O P L E M A N A G E M E N T P P O S I T I O N S L I T T L E C C A E S A R S C C L E W I S T O N N e e d t t o b b e c c o m m i t t e d t t o e e x c e l l e n c e M a n a g e m e n t e e x p e r i e n c e a a m m u s t F o o d i i n d u s t r y e e x p e r i e n c e a a p p l u s W i l l t t r a i n t t o m m e e t L L i t t l e C C a e s a r s s s t a n d a r d s P a y m e n t s s c h e d u l e b b o n u s s s t r u c t u r e + + b b e n e f i t s Please send resume to cathy@jamapizza.com Open to the first 20 campers who sign up.Ages 9 to 15,boys and girls.Fish Camp is a joint effort of the City of Clewiston,Clewiston Bass Federation and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.Campers get hands-on instruction on fishing,boating and wildlife management.All materials are provided and each camper leaves with t-shirt, cap,bait,tackle and rods to use what they have learned after leaving camp. Camp is 8 a.m.to 5 p.m.daily with lunches includes.Cost is $150. To register or for more information contact Clewiston Recreation Department at 863-983-1492. 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 F rom Glades to Palm Beach County: Sports Page PHOTO / AMY MCKOWNTrey Pruitt has a long stride during his pitch. PHOTO / AMY MCKOWNClewiston Gamecocks catcher Brock Ramer jumps up to catch a pitch during a double header on Saturday. The Gamecocks made the 18 and under playoffs. The team’s rst playoff game is tonight against Archbishop Curley at 5 p.m. at Notre Dame High School, 4949 N.E. Ave., Miami PHOTO / AMY MCKOWNCody “Red” Thomas aims a good fast ball. PHOTO / AMY MCKOWNSteven McKown slides safely into third base during a big play during Saturday’s games at Stalls Field in Clewiston.

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Hudson III chairman and ceo 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 Female and Hispanic farmers and ranchers affectedIf you are a female farmer or rancher or a Hispanic farmer or rancher and you believe that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) improperly denied farm loan bene ts to you for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000 because you are a female, or because you are Hispanic, you may be eligible to apply for compensation, the USDA State Food & Agriculture Council (SFAC) in Florida announced in joint news release issued today. You might be eligible if: You sought a farm loan or farm-loan servicing from USDA during that period; and The loan was denied, provided late, approved for a lesser amount than requested, approved with restrictive conditions, or USDA failed to provide an appropriate loan service; and You believe these actions occurred because y ou are female or Hispanic. "We want all producers who may be eligible to be aware of this claims process for female and Hispanic farmers and ranchers, as well as the recent settlements with Native American and African American farmers and ranchers, so they can come forward and participate in these processes," said Richard Machek, State Director of Rural Development (RD) in Florida, who serves as this y ear's chair of the SFAC. The SFAC is comprised of State-level agency heads of the three USDA partner agencies RD State Director Richard Machek, Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Tim Manning and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Carlos Suarezwith membership from other USDA agencies in Florida. If you want to register y our name to receive a claims package in the female and Hispanic farmers claims process, you can call the Farmer and Rancher Call Center at 1-888-508-4429 or access the Website: www. farmerclaims.gov. In 2011, a Class Administrator w ill begin mailing claims packages to those who have requested one through the Call Center or W ebsite. The claims package will have detailed information about the eligibility and claims process. In order to participate, you must submit a claim to the Claims Administrator by the end of the claims period. The claims process offers a streamlined alternative to litigation and provides at least $1.33 billion in compensation, plus up to $160 million in farm debt relief, to eligible Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers. The claims process provides up to $50,000 for each woman or Hispanic farmer who can show that USDA denied them a loan or loan servicing for discriminatory reasons for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000. Hispanic or female farmers who provide additional proof and meet other requirements can receive $50,000. Successful claimants may also be eligible for funds to pay the taxes on their awards and for forgiveness of certain existing USDA loans. There are no ling fees or other costs to claimants to participate in the program. Participation is voluntary, and individuals who opt not to participate are not precluded by the program from ling a complaint in court. If you are currently represented by counsel regarding allegations of discrimination against USDA or in a lawsuit claiming discrimination by USDA, you should contact your counsel regarding your claims process. USDA cannot provide legal advice to you. You are not required to hire an attorney to le a claim, but you may contact a lawyer or other legal services provider in your community for additional guidance.Backgrounder for USDA Of cialsSince the rst days of the Obama Administration, we have worked to write a new chapter for civil rights at USDA. We have taken comprehensive, de nitive actions to move the Department into a new era as a model employer and premier service provider. We believe that every farmer and rancher should be treated equally and fairly and we are committed to resolving all cases involving allegations of past discrimination by individuals, including Hispanic and women farmers. As part of our work towards this new era we announced a settlement with black farmers to address pending claims, and nalized a historic settlement agreement with Native American farmers who claim to have faced discrimination by USDA in past decades. And the claims process we announced on February 25, 2011, will turn the page on allegations of discrimination made against the Department by Hispanic and women farmers and provide compensation to a nal group of individuals who faced discrimination. Together with the Department of Justice, we are providing Hispanic, Latino and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination an option for a streamlined process to resolve their claims simply. As we move through this claims process, we will continue our work so that fairness and inclusion serve as the foundation of everything we do at USDA, and that each employee and customer is treated fairly and equitably, with dignity and respect. Never again should hard-working Americans be forced off a farm their family has tilled for generations because they can't get the help they deserve to make it through a bad harvest, or are denied a loan to repair a broken tractor. The American people deserve no less. Background on Uni ed Claims ProcessIn recent years, Federal courts decided not to certify the lawsuits brought by Hispanic and women farmers as class actions. This means that the individual farmers were left with one option: to take their claims individually through the federal court system. Having to rely on the courts might discourage many farmers from seeking redress because of the signi cant nancial and time resources required for an individual lawsuit. The process we announced will help folks resolve their claims more simply. If you believe that USDA improperly denied you farm loan bene ts between 1981 and 2000 because you are Hispanic, Latino, or female you can nd information about the claims process at www.farmerclaims.gov or by calling 1-888-5084429. Claimants will have 180 days from the opening date of the Claims Period, to be announced by the USDA, within which to le a complete Claims Package. As part of this claims process, USDA will conduct extensive outreach and notice efforts to Hispanic and/or women farmer communities so that all eligible farmers and ranchers learn about this option and are provided an opportunity to participate. Compensation for USDA Discrimination

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 PHOTO / LAURA MATHISLance Bell and Tanner Mathis of Moore Haven and Ryan Nesbitt and Weston Rayburn pose for a quick photo during baseball camp. PHOTO / LAURA MATHISLance Bell running elding drills during camp. Mike Martin FSU Baseball Camp Brown) Board approved Road Sup’t Avant Brown’s request to solicit bids to resurface Arbor Lane, Riverview Drive, Helm Lane, Dolphin Lane, Rudder Lane, Anchor Lane, Shady Lane, Canopy Lane, Aqua Lane and Schooner Drive and to pave Thatcher Blvd and North Avenue. 8. Approve SHIP/CDBG Foreclosure (Erica Villafuerte) Board authorized foreclosure proceedings on defaulted mortgage of home at 10500 Red Barn Road nanced by SHIP and/or CDBG public housing assistance funding. The home is vacant (has actually been abandoned), the homeowner’s insurance policy canceled, and property taxes unpaid. 9. Approve Resolution and Interlocal Agreement concerning the HOME Consortium and Authorize the chairman to sign. (Erica Villafuerte) Board approved renewal of participation in the Heartland Rural HOME Consortium concerning the HUD Investment Partnership Act through 2014, along with the counties of DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, and Hendry County as administrator of the joint effort for purposes of implementing housing assistance planning and activities. 10. Glades Ordinance No. 2010-15 (Commissioner Long) Commissioner Storter commented the topic w as requested to be “Signage at Curry Island,” but the ordinance is relevant. She stated she was unaware that Attorney Pringle would be absent for this discussion and wanted his input. She displayed copies of signs posted at the entrance to Vance Whidden Park on Curry Island, one “no camping” and the other “no discharging of rearms except during state regulated hunting season”. Storter stated that LOHA (Lake Okeechobee Habitat Alliance), who has leased 2,700 acres north, east and south of the county’s property on Curry Island) had no part in the signage, but both signs are authorized by the subject ordinance, and had in fact been placed by Glades County. Storter commented that this Board has repeatedly promoted the idea that the Curry Island leased area was to remain open with access for public historical and traditional uses which have included hunting of wildlife and predator animals, shing, birding, camping, archery, black powder, target shooting, air-boating and swampbuggy riding and other recreational activities. She pointed out that the county’s management plan approved January 2003 by DEP for the 157 acres leased on Curry Island, speci cally lists two projected uses and they are 1) birding walkw ay and 2) primitive boy scout camp as well as “single use” as de ned below in Florida Statute. Storter stated that in accordance with Ordinance 2010-15 for safeguarding of life and property, current signage should be replaced with language warning park visitors of the possibility of the discharge of rearms because the hunting of feral hogs is allowed year-round by state regulations, and, the county’s property adjoins LOHA’s much larger parcel which will allow access 365 days a year for hunting. She also stated that it may be necessary at times to limit the use of ri es and that most of LOHA’s current interest seems to promote restoration of habitat for water fowl, and duck hunting allows shotguns rather than ri es. She also commented that DEP, who provided her the copies of the executed lease and management agreement and plan, is looking favorably at the county’s request to annex another 60 acres parcel south of and adjacent to the existing 157 acres, but it’s inclusion will then place the county over the 160-acre threshold for short-form management plan and the county then must engage professional services to develop a management plan which will be costly and requires multiple surveys by other state agencies including (but not limited to) state historical, archeological, and endangered species assessments. Commissioner Echols stated he has met with LOHA’s Management Advisory Group and a preliminary management plan for LOHA’s 2700-acre parcel has been drafted. He indicated LOHA is facing funding limitations and would like to anticipate joint effort with Glades County for developing a management plan and sharing the costs. He further stated Glades County has no such funding and is currently facing budget cutbacks. Storter commented that we need to carefully review the acceptance of any additional acreage in our lease which will increase our management plan costs, and noted she was informed by DEP staff that mapping of the proposed parcel does not appear to include the Parker Place which was one purpose for Glades County attempting the annex. Board moved to continue the discussion at the next meeting when Attorney Pringle would be available to advise the Board concerning signage liability and other matters relative to the lease.County Manager And Department HeadsCounty Manager Wendell Taylor informed the Board he had been noti ed by Rep. Denise Grimsley’s of ce that the Glades County Legislation Delegation meeting will be held with the City and School Board October 14 at 10:30 AM at the School Board meeting room. Lobbyist Dale Milita, President of CAS Governmental Services LLC, will host a luncheon for of cials following the meeting. Mr. Taylor said we should receive insurance data by August 9; he said Attorney Pringle has taken two weeks leave. Taylor stated he had been contacted by Hendry County concerning scheduling a joint meeting with both commission boards. Chair Echols stated he would prefer an agenda of topics to be prepared and reviewed before committing to the meeting.Public Input On Non-Agenda ItemsBuckhead Ridge resident Tom Vallee expressed displeasure with rumors reported to him that he had been accused of poisoning the new plants at the Buckhead Ridge Community Park. He said the plants died because they were not properly planted in that they were dropped in the holes with no watering-in, and later watering was discontinued by the re department. He stated he has reset some of his sprinklers to water those near his property and they seemed to be recovering.Commissioners Items And CommentsCommissioner Storter thanked Public Safety Director Bob Jones for meeting with concerned Muse residents in an effort to coalesce endeavors for citizens to assist the Muse Volunteer Fire Dept. She stated Muse Community Association President Jimmy Cianfrani had hosted the vent and chaired it well. CommissionersContinued From Page 2 Commissioner Storter invited all to attend the BBQ fundraiser hosted by the Children’s Program of Ortona Community Association Saturday July 30 from 10-2PM. The summer recreation program has nished with 10 sessions and the parents of the children are raising funds for a summer’s end eld trip. Please come and enjoy BBQ pork dinner and visit/enjoy our lovely treecovered park at 1086 Ortona Road, just past the rehouse before you get to Ortona Church. Commissioner Giesler again thanked Bob Jones and the BHR Fire Dept. for helping with the BHR park project. Commissioner Echols stated he had recently been elected chair of the 10-County Coalition, and Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner was elected vice-chair, the rst time representatives of the two counties had held of cer position on the coalition. Echols stated he has been informed that the Corps of Engineers will soon complete their review/approval of the Harney Pond dredging project. When Commissioner Storter inquired if the 10-County Coalition had taken a position to urge the Corps to delay lake discharges, Echols stated they had discussed the matter, and that water rights belong to the states not federal, and it is being reviewed if the Corps (federal agency) has the right to determine the lake levels and ultimate discharges. ADJOURN Lance Bell and Tanner Mathis of Moore Haven and Ryan Nesbitt and Weston Rayburn attended the Mike Martin Baseball Camp from July 17 22 at Florida State Uni-

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THEPATIENT ANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSEORPAY, CANCELPAYMENTORBEREIMBURSEDFORANYSERVICE, EXAMINATIONOR TREATEMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFANDWITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEE, SERV-ICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENT. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 It sounds like a pest control technician’s dream come true—eradicating hard-to-reach underground termite colonies by introducing small quantities of a pathogen or parasite, a practice called biological control. But after 50 years of research, scientists have yet to deliver a successful method. Researchers’ efforts have been hindered by awed experiments and lack of eld testing, according to experts with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Their ndings appear in a review article published online this week by the journal Biological Control. Subterranean termites account for 80 percent of the nation’s annual $4.1 billion in termite control expenses. Colonies can hold anywhere from 100,000 to 1 million of the wood-destroying insects, and miles of pencil-sized tunnels. In past studies conducted at many institutions, researchers have experimented with fungi, bacteria, nematodes and viruses thought to be promising biological control agents, said Thomas Chouvenc, a postdoctoral associate with UF’s Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center and the review’s lead author. In a typical study, termites in a con ned space are exposed to an enemy organism, often at concentrations impossible to achieve in the wild. “We can kill a bug in a jar, but the vast majority of these studies don’t describe any way to implement that approach in the real world,” Chouvenc said. Distributing a pathogen or parasite in a termite colony is no easy task, said Nan-Yao Su, a UF entomology professor at the center and another author of the study. He developed a baiting system widely used to control subterranean termites. The insects detect and avoid some fungal pathogens, and will close tunnels to con ne threats. Other behaviors, such as constant grooming and removal of dead individuals, reduce the likelihood of pathogen transmission. Among the 227 studies analyzed, many were authored by scientists who were not termite experts and probably had little understanding of the insects’ behavior, Su said. Biological control of subterranean termites may be possible, he said, but researchers should learn from past mistakes—notably, the focus on soil-dwelling fungi as potential control agents. “Termites have lived in the soil with those fungi for millions of years, and they have evolved a wide range of mechanisms to prevent the pathogens from spreading within the colony,” Su said. “You need something that has not coevolved with termites.” The key to success, Chouvenc said, might be nding a pathogen that can spread to other termites before its host dies, not after. Both researchers say journals are often biased toward publishing studies that show positive results, meaning that scientists may not learn about unsuccessful experiments. “We need to encourage negative reporting so we don’t replicate the same mistakes,” Su said. New Approaches Needed if Biological Control of Termites to Succeed SUBMITTED PHOTO N an-Yao Su, a termite expert with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricult ural Sciences, poses with a tabletop model of a subterranean termite nest in this le photo. Su and colleague Thomas Chouvenc recently authored a review paper that suggests previous e fforts to develop biological control methods for subterranean termites have been hampered b y inadequate studies. The review, published in the journal Biological Control, looked at 227 s tudies conducted at numerous universities over a 50-year period. Many of the studies simply e xamined whether a natural enemy could kill subterranean termites under laboratory condit ions, and did not involve experiments with actual termite nests.

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonCitizen scientists, birdwatchers and photographers of all skills and ages, in inland Florida are participating and submitting their observations to numerous bird monitoring projects being conducted by government and nonpro t agencies. A few include the North American Migration Counts in the fall and spring, Christmas Bird Count, Great Backyard Bird Count, Bluebird Blitz, Eagle Watch, Avian Center for Birds of Prey (Swallowtailed Kite), and Project Feeder Watch. The data submitted by volunteers is used to help monitor the frequency and abundance of various bird species. On September 17, birders and photographers w ill be joining teams at assigned areas or working solo at home to help tally the species and number of birds in the inland counties and Lake Okeechobee during the Fall North American Migration Count. The data for Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee County will be compiled by HendryGlades Audubon and submitted to the Florida Ontological Society. Contact Margaret England for information or a bird checklist for the Fall North A merican Migration Count. One bird that usually migrates to South America before the annual Fall North American Migration Count is the Common Nighthawk. The Common Nighthawk, is a common summer resident throughout inland Florida. This medium-sized bird of "least concern" has a large head with a tiny bill and is well camou aged with brown, black and gray feathers and barring on the chest. In ight, long pointed bent wings with a white patch are observed during diving displays which makes them look like a big bat with headlights. It is know in some areas as the "bullbat". During courtship the male can create a booming sound from air rushing through its wingtips during a steep drive. Their call is a short "peet". They are most active during early daylight and later afternoon. Common nighthawks can be seen resting on horizontal tree limbs, fences and utility wires during the midday hours. Their diet consists mainly of ying insects that are caught on the wing, near dawn and dusk or sometimes at night with a full moon or near street lights. Common Nighthawks do not build nests, but will lay two eggs directly on bare ground, in raised locations such as stumps or gravel roofs. The female is largely responsible for the 20 day incubation. Young edge at 20 days of age. Common Nighthawks are being observed throughout inland Florida, ying at dawn and dusk near roadways and power lines. They will begin migration to their wintering ground in South America soon. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers on the Aug. 20 birdwatching trip to STA5, located 20 miles south of Clewiston. Meet at the Clewiston McDonalds at 7:15 a.m. or STA5 gate at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are required. To sign up for the trip, send an e-mail to Margaret England, at sta5birding@embarqmail.com with your name and contact information including an emergency cell number for the trip day, the date you want to go, and the number in your party. You may also leave this information at 863-6740695 or 863-517-0202. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. For a schedule of STA5 trips through December 2012 visit the HGAS website at: www. hendrygladesaudubon.org You are invited to share your birdwatching experiences and post suggestions fo r featured birdwatching sites on the HendryGlades Audubon or Clewiston News Facebook pages. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HERE’S MY C HERE’S MY C ARD! ARD!These hometown businesses appreciate your support! $90for 6 Weeks Call 863-983-9148 or e-mail us at slakeadsales@newszap.com to learn more! 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 Inland Birdwatching Fun: Common Nighthawk PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDCommon Nighthawk resting on a power line. Margaret England

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FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE!!! Moore Haven Cabinets is currently a Full Time Formica and a Full Time Cabinet Person. Pay is based on experience. Please call Joey @ 863-946-3666 RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE Royal’s Furniture is accepting applications for Bilingual (Spanish/English) Retail Sales Associate with strong communication skills and with previous sales or customer Service experience. Must pass a preemployment drug screen and background check. Competitive salary and bene t package. Apply in person at Royal’s Furniture at 225 West Canal Street, Belle Glade. TeachersEverglades Preparatory Academy High School is accepting applications for Teachers with Math and Reading certi cation. Please fax resume to 561-924-3013 or e-mail: jonathan.ballew@ palmbeachschools.org NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Large room for rent, no deposit, includes refrigerator, washer, dryer, electricity, cable, internet, water. Large property in Belle Glade, $400. Email: Mister orida2000 @yahoo.com (786)499-9701 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2010-CA-000747 FORECLOSURE ADVISORS, LLC Plaintiff, vs. VICTOR HIEBER, SR.; KATHY A. HIEBER; FORECLOSURE ADVISORS, LLC; FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN CORPORATION P/K/A CARL I. BROWN AND COMPANY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 21, 2011, and entered in Case No. 262010-CA-000747, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. FORECLOSURE ADVISORS, LLC is Plaintiff and VICTOR HIEBER, SR.; KATHY A. HIEBER; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; FORECLOSURE ADVISORS, LLC; FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN CORPORATION F/KJA CARL I. BROWN AND COMPANY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OF CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRATION BLDG, HENDRY CO. COURTHOUSE, AT 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 232, 233 AND 234, KELL MILL TERRACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK I, PAGE 11, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING AND BEING IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1981 PEAC MOBILE HOME IDENTIFICATION NUMBER COSGART011206A, & B, TITLE NUMBER 190201I3 AND 19020114 A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the ]is pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 22nd day of July, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No,2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Fl 33935, Phone No. (941 )3352299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-8009558771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 393380 CN 7/28;8/4/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 22-2009-CA-000286 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated May 10, 2011 and entered in Case No. 22-2009CA-000286 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and MAIRCELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ N/K/A MAIRELIS PEREZ N/K/A MAIRELIS PEREZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 11th day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK 27, PORT LABELLE UNIT 102, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES(S) 66, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 16801 INWOOD ROAD LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on May 12, 2011. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09113794 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce 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 the proceeding. 387815 CN 7/21,28/2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-058-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF ARMANDE M. DEVARNEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Armande M. Devarney, deceased, whose date of death was February 4, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is PO Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le 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 le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is July 28, 2011. Personal Representative: Arthur J. Devarney 63 Francis Street Leominster, Massachusetts 01453 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver Attorney for Arthur J. Devarney Florida Bar Number: 215848 P.O. Drawer 2280 LaBelle, FL 33975 Telephone: (863) 675-5800 Fax: (863) 675-4998 393214 CB 7/28;8/4/2011 NOTICE OF SALE TO: Lane Pool You are hereby noti ed that the property stored by you with Randy Coyle & Rena Blissett, located at 1801 Red Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. The items are believed to be household and miscellaneous items and will be sold to the highest bidder for cash at the above address on July 29th, 2011 at 11:00 A.M., along with advertising costs. We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. 392775 CN 7/21,28/2011NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2011_ at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 391731 CN 7/28/2011 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Susan Hoopes conducting a Real Estate business at 945 Yacht Club Way, Moore Haven, Florida, under the cititious name of FL Gulf Realty and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Susan Hoopes 945 Yacht Club Way Moore Haven, FL 33471 Ownership of FL Gulf Realty is as follows: Susan Hoopes It is my intentiones to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of FL Gulf Realty under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Susan Hoopes DATE: 7/21/2011 945 Yacht Club Way Moore Haven, FL 33471 863-946-0614 393279 CN 7/28/2011NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Thursday, Aug. 4th, 2011, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Hendry County EDC Of ce, 110 Broward Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935. If a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, Aug. 11th, 2011 at 4:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Karson Turner, Chairman 393351 CN/CB 7/28/2011 NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 2011 42 TERMINATING THE MORATORIUM ON UNREGULATED FIRES WITHIN HENDRY COUNTY PURSUANT TO SECTION 1-9-22 of the Hendry County Code of Ordinances, Hendry County gives notice that the moratorium on unregulated res within Hendry County has been terminated as of July 12, 2011. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Darrell Harris, Chairman 393480 CN/CB 7/28/11 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Case number: 11-1705-05 on May 9th, 2011 in the matter of First Union National Bank of Florida as plaintiff, and Erleidys R. Zaballa a/k/a Erleidays Zaballa and Diego Rodriguez a/k/a Diego R. Rodriguez as defendant(s), I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant(s), to-wit: 2005 MAZDA 6, vehicle identi cation number:1YVFP80C055M36642, title number: 92588406 issued 07/19/2007. and on August 18, 2011, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. The above described property may be viewed up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled sale time by contacting Lt. Andy Lewis at the Hendry County Sheriff’s of ce. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. Steve Whidden As Sheriff Of Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 392454 CN 7/21,28;8/4,11/2011 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Kevin C. Briggs, 495 Marion Ave. LaBelle, FL 33935 Bruce W. Medina, 270 S. Granja St., Clewiston, FL 33440 John D. Rourks, 710 Bowden Rd., Clewiston, FL 33440 You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Fai lure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 392882 CN/CB 7/28/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 1844 2007 1354432-A0001900100 Gary Scott Miller The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 3841, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 25th day of August, 2011. Dated this 20th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 392540 CN 7/21,28;8/4,11/2011 Southern Gardens CitrusFruit Procurement Field Representative Position ResponsibilitiesAssist Vice President, Procurement, Sales & Marketing, with fruit procurement functions including; sourcing/purchasing fruit, gr ower and grove evaluations, fruit production estimation, grower relations, eld testing for fruit quality, grower logistics (harvest & haul), providing and tracking fruit market intelligence. Individually responsible for fruit quality eld testing, managing the collection of crop forecasting data, analyzing, tracking and communicating recommendations related to trends in fruit supply and procurement.Position RequirementsFive to eight years of relative experience is preferred. Established relationships with fruit suppliers in the southern region of Florida, familiarity with growers in other regions of the state. Knowledge of fruit contract fundamentals, State and Federal laws as it relates to fruit purchasing. Crop estimating, eld maturity testing, fruit production and labor regulations, fruit production practices. PC pro ciency Excellent communicator Rudimentary economic/ nancial analysis A Bachelor’s degree in related eld is required. Southern Gardens is both a citrus grower and major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from-concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides an excellent bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and potential annual bonus. EOE Fax 863-902-4315 E-mail dmelton@southerngardens.com HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Special Board Meeting on August 3, 2011, at 4:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee, LaBelle, Florida, to discuss 2011-2012 County Budget issues. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Darrell R. Harris, Chairman 393460 CB/CN 7/28/11 WESTERN COMMUNITY DIALYSIS 11301 Okeechobee Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 OFFERING STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY FOR IN CENTER HEMODIALYSIS AND HOME DIALYSIS SERVICES FLEXIBLE TREATMENT TIMES DVD PLAYER, CABLE TV, SATELLITE RADIO, WIRELESS INTERNET, HEATED MASSAGE DIALYSIS CHAIRS, COMPASSIONATE/EXPERIENCED MEDICAL TEAM AND STAFF CALL 561-791-2252 for more information or a facility tour (561)791-2252 Dell Desktop Tower, Windows XP, 1 for $40, 1 for $99 (w/DVD rw) Add Dell at screen & accessories $60 more. Stop at Divas Beauty Supply on W.C. Owen, Clewiston, 863-517-2782.. 2 BR 1 BA with central air, good location in Moore Haven. Ready to move in. $575/mo. Call Joe (305) 720-3322. CLEWISTON Move in Special. 2 br/1 ba, $650 mo + $400 sec dep. Available Now!! Call (863)677-0977 or (863) 228-6664 CLEWISTON 137 bond Street. Approx. 1100 square ft. Contact Bob McColley (Day) 863-983-7175/ (Eve Wkend) 863-946-0645. MOORE HAVEN Full house privileges, Sat/Dish in rm, Utils. pd, A/C, ceiling fan. $300 move in, $100 per wk. 1st, last & sec. 863-946-0355 Mobile Home Rentals 2 4 Bedrooms $400-$650 monthly 863-983-8107 MOORE HAVEN Furn/Unfurn 3BR, 1.5 BA, fenced yard, screened porch, shed, $575/mo 3BR, 2BA fenced yard, screened proch, on acre 2BR, 2BA $525/mo. Lg 1BR APT $500/mo. Lg Eff. APT w/ util furn $165/week. (863)509-0096 MOORE HAVEN2 br/2 ba. Doublewide, located on Baker Hwy. on 1 acre of land. $600 mo. plus sec dep. Call: 305-720-3322. Nice 3/2 mobile home for rent in Muse $550/month. (863) 675-0484. BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 Mobile Homes for Sale 3 and 4 Bedroom Multi Section Homes We Will Finance You Regardless of Credit Low Down Payments 800-330-8106 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 18, 2011, for the following Proposals: E1K37A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for I-4 Roadside Mowing & Litter Removal. Budget Estimate: $360,000.00 E1K38A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for North Polk County Roadside Mowing & Litter Removal in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $530,000.00 E1K39A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for South Polk County Roadside Mowing & Litter Removal. Budget Estimate: $330,000.00 E1K40A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Storm Water Pond Mowing & Litter Removal in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $52,802.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 393103 CN/CB 7/28;8/4/2011 Employment Full Time Physicians Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ Supplies For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Office Space Rent Rooms To Rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 Public Notice Public Notice

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 986 2007 1134432-A0000230000 Leon Sacco and Corina Sacco The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5664, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391875 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 SIDEWALK REPAIR ALONG FRANCISCO STREET AND W.C. OWEN AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 BID No. 2011-15 OPENING DATE AND TIME: August 11, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m. Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for repair of sidewalks along Francisco St. and W.C. Owen Ave., Clewiston, FL. In order to be considered, proposals must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by August 11, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any proposals received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 392744 CN/CB 7/21,28;8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 991 2007 1134432-A0000270100 Leon Sacco and Corina Sacco The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5633. Montura Ranch Estates, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391860 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3641 2007 4104329-10023930120 Herbert Baiza and Miriam Guerra de Baiza Lot 12, Block 2393, of Port La Belle Unit 10, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391873 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000390 FUEL TANK PLATFORMS NORTH REGION, MARTIN, OKEECHOBEE AND GLADES COUNTIES, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on AUGUST 26, 2011 for the FUEL TANK PLATFORMS NORTH REGION, MARTIN, OKEECHOBEE AND GLADES COUNTIES, FL. This project involves modi cations to the fuel tanks and access platforms at structures S-127, S-129, S-131, S-133, and S-135. The modi cations include: installation of a new railing system along the longitudinal axis of the tanks; application of a non-slip coating to the top of the tanks and under the railing system strap anchors; removal of existing stairs, platforms and railings and installation of new stairs, landings and elevated platforms; removal of an existing spill containment berm at S-131; construction of new concrete spill containment slabs at S-131 and S-135; installation of a new security fence and gates at S-127; removal of existing electrical conduits and wiring and construction of new electrical conduits and wiring; electrical bonding and grounding of the new railing system, fences, gates, stairs, and platforms; and adjustment and rewiring of existing site lighting. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 AT 10:00 AM, at the District Okeechobee Field Station, 1000 NE 40th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972. For directions call (863) 462-5280. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 393094 CGS 7/28 ON 7/27/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3121 2007 4104329-06021870120 Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Louis J. Weinstein IRA Lot 12, Block 2187, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 25th day of August, 2011. Dated this 13th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 392545 CN 7/21,28;8/4,11/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II, LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 1823 2007 1354432-A0001390000 Gary Scott Miller The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3798, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 25th day of August, 2011 Dated this 20th day of July, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 392537 CN 7/21,28;8/4,11/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3124 2007 4104329-06021870240 Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Louis J. Weinstein IRA Lot 24, Block 2187, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 25th day of August, 2011. Dated this 13th day of July, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 392555 CN 7/21,28;8/4,11/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 1429 2007 1224432-01000780140 Gary Scott Miller Lot 14, Block 78, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2011, which is the 25th day of August, 2011 Dated this 20th day of July, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 392538 CN 7/21,28;8/4,11/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3107 2007 4104329-05021850290 Eulalio A. Diaz Lot 29, Block 2185, Port LaBelle Unit 5, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 25th day of August, 2011. Dated this 13th day of July, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 392557 CN 7/21,28;8/4,112011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3518 2007 4104329-09023250150 Deanos Full Service Inc Lot 15, Block 2325, Port LaBelle Unit 9, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 25th day of August, 2011. Dated this 13th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 392551 CN 7/21,28;8/4,11/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3179 2007 4104329-06023430060 Lloyd W. Hulcolm Lot 6, Block 2343, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 11th day of August, 2011. Dated this 29th day of June, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391635 CN 7/7,14,21,28/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & Ilene Klasfeld Co Tr, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3001 2007 4104329-03021240170 Cleo A. Miller Lot 17, Block 2124, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 11th day of August, 2011. Dated this 29th day of June, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391623 CN 7/7,14,21,28/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3167 2007 4104329-06023370190 Deanos Full Service Inc Lot 19, Block 2337, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 11th day of August, 2011. Dated this 29th day of June, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391630 CN 7/7,14,21,28/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & Ilene Klasfeld Co Tr, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3180 2007 4104329-06023430090 Lloyd W. Hulcolm Lot 9, Block 2343, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 11th day of August, 2011. Dated this 29th day of June, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391655 CN 7/7,14,21,28/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 2029 2007 1314433-A0000290000 Gary Scott Miller The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 6023, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 25th day of August, 2011. Dated this 20th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 392542 CN 7/21,28;8/4,11/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3642 2007 4104329-10023940020 Hugo E. Tona and Hugo A. Tona Lot 2, Block 2394, of Port La Belle Unit 10, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 14, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391868 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton, II LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 990 2007 1134432-A0000270000 Leon Sacco and Corina Sacco The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5632, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391855 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 989 2007 1134432-A0000260100 Leon Sacco and Corina Sacco The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5649. Montura Ranch Estates, unrecorded. 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391858 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 988 2007 1134432-A0000260000 Leon Sacco and Corina Sacco The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5648, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecroded 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391857 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3616 2007 4104329-10023730130 Daphne D. Leiba And Janette S. Brown Lot 13, Block 2373, of Port La Belle Unit 10, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391863 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Alexandra Montiel, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 1324 2007 1224432-01000380040 Pilar Home Developers, Inc Lot 4, Block 38, Montura Ranch Estates, rst Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391862 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3168 2007 4104329-06023370200 Bradley Residential LLC % Deanos Full Service Inc Lot 20, Block 2337, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 11th day of August, 2011. Dated this 29th day of June, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391647 CN 7/7,14,21,28/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ilene Klasfeld d/b/a TCPA Properties, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 4055 2002 4104329-03021280050 Debra D. Storrs % Debra Christensen Kessler Lot 5, Block 2128, Port LaBelle Unit 3, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391809 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3188 2007 4104329-06023460120 Travis Daniels Lot 12, Block 2346, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 110, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2011, which is the 25th day of August, 2011. Dated this 13th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 392556 CN 7/21,28;8/4,11/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3181 2007 4104329-06023430100 Lloyd W. Hulcolm Lot 10, Block 2343, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 25th day of August, 2011. Dated this 13th day of July, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 392547 CN 7/21,28;8/4,11/2011 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Glades Utility Authority (“Authority”) is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of Belle Glade Commission Chambers, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Belle Glade, Florida 33430. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the regular meeting minutes, to request Board direction to proceed with the process of acquiring Legal Services, and any other business that may come before the Board. 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 Coln at 561-493-6127. The meeting, or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be continued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and noticed. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Coln 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 Coln, GUA Clerk 393451 BG 7/28/11 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3164 2007 4104329-06023370050 Deanos Full Service Inc Lot 5, Block 2337, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Second Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 11th day of August, 2011. Dated this 29th day of June, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391638 CN 7/7,14,21,28/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3621 2007 4104329-10023750470 Herman E. Scott Lot 47, Block 2375, Port LaBelle Unit 10, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Third Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 18th day of August, 2011. Dated this 6th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 391864 CN 7/14,21,28 & 8/4/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 2091 2007 1314433-A0003950000 Gary Scott Miller The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5983, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 25th day of August, 2011. Dated this 20th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 392535 CN 7/21,28;8/4,11/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 1908 2007 1364432-A0001910000 Gary Scott Miller The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4086, 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 certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 25th day of August, 2011 Dated this 20th day of July, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 392536 CN 7/21,28;8/4,11/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & Ilene Klasfeld Co Tr, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate 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 3231 2007 4104329-07022150020 Luis Fernando Correa Lot 2, Block 2215 of Port LaBelle Unit 7, according to the plat thereof, recorded n Plat Book 3, Page 116, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of August, 2011 which is the 25th day of August, 2011. Dated this 13th day of July, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 392553 CN 7/21,28;8/4,11/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011

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BY STATEPOINTLooking for some great summer reading to help get you through the dog days of the season? Why not catch up on American classics you might have missed in your youth. The long sunny days are great for lounging and meandering through some American classics, many of which enjoy a controversial history that makes them all the more worth exploring. The Civil War Historic and huge, Shelby Foote’s three-volume history of the Civil War is a must for American history buffs. Focused on the military campaigns, “The Civil War: A Narrative” was published between 1958 and 1974. Yet, it has been criticized in recent years for its neglect of political and social factors in the war, particularly slavery. This year, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the complete set has been reissued with commentary by Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer-prize winning author himself. But if any amount of reading about the Civil War seems dry, check out Ken Burns’s PBS documentary, The Civil War, which relies heavily on Foote’s research. Atlas Shrugged More than 50 years after “Atlas Shrugged” debuted as a New York Times bestselling novel, it has made the bestseller lists again this year, bringing total sales to over seven million copies. And with the recent release of a movie of the same name, conservative and liberals across the country are engaging in spirited debates over the writings of Ayn Rand, a controversial philosopher who espoused individualism over collective interest. “‘Atlas Shrugged’ is an interesting and compelling story today,” says David Kelley, president and founder of The Atlas Society, a nonpro t organization based on Rand’s teachings about Objectivism and capitalism. “It provides incredible parallels with our current state of affairs.” Whether you agree or disagree with Rand’s worldview, her work is a must-read for anyone interested in the political and economic history and future of America. Her books have sold a cumulative 25 million copies and even sparked a social movement focused on the championing of personal liberty and entrepreneurialism. For more information, visit www.atlassociety.org. To Kill A Mockingbird Celebrated and banned, Harper Lee’s only published novel is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Loosely based on an event in Lee’s own hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, the book is a coming-of-age novel narrated by a young white girl named Scout as she watches the trial of a falsely accused African American man, defended by her father Atticus. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, but has also been banned by schools for use of profanity and frank discussion of race. Yet the 1962 lm starring Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall met with critical acclaim. Through controversy and poetry, history and plot, these works continue to in uence public debate in America. Isn’t it time you got in on the conversation? Roofing 21 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 Great Summer Reads To Beat Those Dog Days To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand The Civil War by Shelby Foote SUBMITTED PHOTO BY STATEPOINTNew research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on “swimmer’s ear” underscores the need for the public to play an active role in ensuring healthy pools. The study indicates “swimmer’s ear” accounts for 2.4 million doctor visits and nearly $500 million in health care costs annually. The CDC is encouraging swimmers to test pool water for proper chemistry. To help keep swimming fun and healthy this summer, the Water Quality & Health Council is once again making free pool test kits available so swimmers can check pH and chlorine readings. According to the CDC, pools with proper pH and chlorine readings are less likely to harbor bacteria that cause “swimmer’s ear” and germs that cause other recreational water illnesses, including diarrhea and athlete’s foot. Free pool test kits are available at www.healthypools.org/freeteststrips. Last summer, the council provided more than 43,000 free pool test kits. Data submitted by swimmers who requested kits found that 40 percent of pools had unacceptable levels of chlorine or pH readings. When testing pool water, the pH should register between 7.2 and 7.8 and the free chlorine level should be between 1.0 and 4.0 parts per million. If readings are outside these ranges, pool staff should be noti ed immediately. Pool operators should check disinfectant levels and pH at least twice daily. Swimmers requesting test kits are encouraged to upload readings to the Healthy Pools website, which even offers a smart-phone application so swimmers can upload data poolside. In a recent survey by the Water Quality & Health Council, nearly one in ve adults admitted to urinating in pools and one in three said they don’t shower before swimming. In addition to using pool test kits, swimmers can use their senses to check for signs of healthy pools. Tips For Safe Swimming

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 23 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 28, 2011 PHOTO / LAURA MATHISTyler Miller and Raif Prevatt setting up their targets. PHOTO / LAURA MATHISDillon Bustin, Payton Woodward, Brooks Bass and Raif Prevatt. PHOTO / LAURA MATHISTanner Mathis and Archery Club Leader, Scott Bass PHOTO / LAURA MATHISLane Prevatt and Bronson Bass The Glades County 4-H Archery Club started up last year and placed in the top 10 of every competition. They have been practicing again for an upcoming competition in Newberry, FL on Aug. 6. They are nalizing plans for a 3-D A rchery Tournament on Sept. 17. Anyone who is interested in helping or participating, please call Glades County Extension Of ce at 863-946-0244. Glades County 4-H Archery Club

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