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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: 08-11-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (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, August 11, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 83 No. 103 4-H Announcements Page 2 Glades Budget All But Done Page 19 Dr. Forbes Says Goodbye Page 19 SUBMITTED PHOTOCampers canoeing on Canoeing Day at Fishingeating Creek. For more pictures, turn to page 9. Station will serve Buckhead Ridge and LakeportBY CHARLES M. MURPHY Glades County DemocratA two-acre site has been chosen as a new re station that will serve Lakeport and Buckhead Ridge. Glades County Commissioners approved a 50-year lease with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection at their regular meeting on Tuesday that provides a two-acre site on State Road 78 for the new station. It will cost the county $300 per year to lease this property. The county had the option to purchase the property at its assessed value of $13,000. The commission requested they have the option to purchase the property for a nominal amount at the completion of the lease. Commissioners debated a survey for the 699 acres the County wants to lease at Curry Island from the South Florida Water Management District. At issue is a survey that could cost up to $50,000. County Attorney Richard Pringle said there are Commissioners Approve Site For Fire StationSee Meeting — Page 12 Open house dates announcedBY JENNIFER HAMAN Glades County DemocratNext Thursday, August 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Moore Haven Jr. Sr. High School will welcome parents and students to its annual Back-toSchool Night. In addition to meeting teachers, attendees to the open house have the option of eating dinner in the courtyard of the MHHS campus. Beth Bar eld, Principal of MHHS, says that she is "looking forward to a great year." Excited by the school district's "A" rating, Ms. Bar eld said that the school will focus on increasing FCAT scores. To ensure that all students are present at school to learn, she also anticipates collaboration with J udge Lundy to reduce truancy. The Wheel Program will also be reintroduced to the middle school curriculum, which allows seventh and eighth graders to participate in agriculture, business, chorus and Intro to Spanish classes on a rotational basis. "Due to the high standard that the school has shown that we can achieve," said Ms. Bar eld, "we will continue to build on current curriculum to make sure all students have growth in academics." Next door at Moore Haven Elementary School, Principal Jim Brickel also expresses positive expectations for the upcoming school year. To mainSchool Admins Prepare for New YearSee School — Page 19

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 11, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Clothes GiveawayFirst United Methodist Church of Moore Haven is hosting a free clothes giveaway on Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church Fellowship Hall. Y ou can drop off items at the the church. Please call Jean Prouant at 863-946-2631.Muse Community A ssociation Aug 13 Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 Regular monthly meeting (third Thursday of each month) begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 Bingo begins at 6 p.m. (third Saturday of each month) Refreshments will be sold. Aug. 27 Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. All of the events are open to the public and w ill be held at the Muse Community Center building on Loblolly Bay Rd (Hwy. 720). For more information, call 863-674-0467.Palmdale Baptist ChurchJoin us Sunday, Aug. 28, to celebrate Palmdale Baptist Church’s 45 Homecoming. Guest Speaker, Rev. Jimmy Snell and Special Music by The Gulf State Quartet. Music begins at 10:30 a.m., and Dinner on the grounds will follow. Please bring a covered dish.Terriers Youth Tackle FootballThere will be Moore Haven Terriers Youth Tackle Football sign ups til Aug. 31. Ages 6-13 years old (based on players weight). There are a total of 4 teams 20 players to each team. Teams will be traveling throughout the season on Saturdays only. Cheerleaders are needed for each boys team. There will be a registration fee per player and cheerleader. For more information, contact Coach Cedric at 863-227-0761 or Coach Jones at 863-265-0560.Puppy Adoption DriveThe Clewiston Critter Care wants to make a huge difference for puppies by adopting all the puppies they get as quickly as possible. To do that, they have ‘sweetened the deal’ on their pup’s. They will offer 2 years of free vaccinations to any pup’s adopted in August! So call them at 863-983-9145 or stop by the clinic at 901 W. Ventura Ave to meet the adorable puppies they have up for adoption.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. 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. Lakeport Gator’s are having a special summer camp program on Friday evenings starting at 6 p.m. The camp ends on Aug. 19. 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 BY TYCEE PREVATTSummer is almost over and school is about to begin. Please remember to read your newsletter carefully. Several clubs have already scheduled their events for the upcoming year. Most importantly, please remember that if you are planning to show an animal at the 2012 Glades County Youth Livestock Show, you and a parent or guardian must attend the Aug. 29 mandatory meeting at 7 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building. This year we have created a Facebook page to help everyone keep up with Glades County 4-H. Please make sure you check it out! I am looking forward to an exciting 4-H year. If you have any questions please call Mrs. Tycee at the of ce at 863-946-0244.Lakeport CrackersOn Sept. 6 from 7 to 8 p.m., we will have our rst meeting, ll out applications for our club, and elect of cers. Please have a parent in attendance with you. Remember that a project must be selected on this night so that your book can be ordered. If you need help deciding which project to choose, call Mrs. Randolph or Mrs. Tycee at 863-946-0244.Sewing ClubThis year’s sewing club will meet on the following Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. They will be held on Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, Jan. 9, 23, 30, and Feb. 6, and 13. Anyone interested in learning to sew and making a garment to model at the banquet should call the 4-H of ce and sign up.The Rooters August is here so that means summer is almost over. It also means it is time to start thinking about Rooters. We really want to have our club of cers and team leaders take on a bigger responsibility this year like planning meetings and events, leading meetings, etc. So we want you all to be thinking about what you want to do this year to make our club even better and more fun. At the GCYLS Mandatory Meeting on Monday, Aug. 29, we will be asking those who are interested in being team leaders and/or club of cers to sign up. We know not everyone may feel comfortable stepping into those roles yet but we do have a lot that can and that we hope will.Cows R UsAttention all dairy members, anyone needing to purchase a calf for the upcoming year should contact Mrs. Tycee at the extension of ce. Belo w are some important dates for the upcoming 4-H year. Please mark your calenders now; and note that this year’s meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of every month. Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. Mandatory meeting Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. Meeting DCB Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. Meeting DCB Oct. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Dairy ID Bronson Arena Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. Meeting DCB Nov. 11-12, time TBA Jackpot Show and Workshop Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. Meeting DCB Jan. 6 to 7 All breeds conference Jan. 1at 6 p.m. Meeting DCB Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. Meeting DCBArchery Club NewsThe Glades County Archery Club will be having a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building. Anyone wishing to join is encouraged to come. This is a very important meeting as we will be nalizing plans for our upcoming tournament. Final practice for the tournament will be Sunday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. GLADES COUNTY 4-H WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at gcdnews@newszap.com

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades Audubon Sept. 17 is the Florida Fall North American Migration Count (NAMC). The area of a count is not a circle, but the boundaries of a county. This is the 6th year that Hendry and Glades County have participated in the fall count. Volunteers are needed in Okeechobee County as well. The idea is to have a contiguous interlocking set of non-overlapping counts across North America. It is desirable to get as much of each county surveyed as resources permit. Contact Margaret England if you would like to join a team of volunteers or survey birds at y our home. One of the common birds that will be observed during the count is the Cattle Egret. The Cattle Egret has many common names including cow crane, cow bird or cow heron. This bird emigrated from Africa to South America, then to Florida. It was rst reported in Florida at Clewiston in 1941 or 1942 (Florida Breeding Bird A tlas). By 1960 it had been reported throughout the state and has had a spectacular range expansion. This medium-sized stocky white heron has a sturdy yellow bill, swollen throat, hunched posture and thick neck. Breeding adults develop orange-buff feathers. Cattle Egrets are more at home foraging in grass than in water. They follow cattle, horses and tractors to catch the insects they stir up. Their eyes are positioned for binocular vision during feeding. While at the breeding colony this species gives a quiet, throaty "rick-rick" call, but otherwise it is largely silent. They usually nest in colonies with other wader species. Their nest, a small untidy platform of sticks in a tree or shrub, is constructed by both parents who share incubation duties for their clutch of two to ve blue-green eggs. The eggs hatch in about 23 days. The chicks are born covered with down and are fully feathered in 13-21 days. They edge at about 30 days and become independent at about the 45 day. If you would like to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers on the August 20th STA5 bird trip or September 17 NAMC 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 863674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. For a schedule of STA5 trips through December 2012 visit the HGAS website at: www. hendrygladesaudubon.org You are invited to share your birdwatching experiences and post suggestions for featured birdwatching sites on the Hendry-Glades Audubon or Clewiston News Facebook pages. Inland Birdwatching Fun: Cattle Egret 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hendry Regional Medical Center is privileged and excited to announce the arrival of Dr.Carlos Romero and Dr.Jennifer Romero,a husband and wife team,to the Convenient Care Center in LaBelle. Both of these Board Certified Family Practitioners are fluent in English and Spanish and will alternate their days to be on-site at the LaBelle medical facility. Before joining the Hendry Regional Medical Staff,the Romeros ran a private family practice in Weston,Florida.Dr.Jennifer Romero also practiced at the Florida Community Health Center in Clewiston. Let Dr.Carlos and Dr.Jennifer Romero meet the healthcare needs of your entire family.Call for an appointment today. Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center 450 S.Main St.,LaBelle,Fl 33935 • 863-675-2356 BECAME MR. AND MRS. BENDER ON AUGUST 3, 2011 IN CHATOM, ALABAMA Heather is the daughter of Charles and Brenda White of Clewiston, Florida. Tommie is the son of Dan Bender of Alabama and Linda Smith of Mississippi. HEATHER WHITE & TOMMIE BENDER WEDDING 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 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 11, 2011 PHOTO / LARRY FROGGECattle Egret. Margaret England

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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 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 11, 2011

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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 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 11, 2011 Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. South wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. West wind around 8 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. 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. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Saturday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 79. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. 10.28 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Hugh H. Branch Jr. (Chip), 60BASINGER — Hugh H. Branch Jr. (Chip), 60, died unexpectedly in his sleep of a heart attack at Branchwater Ranch, Basinger, on Aug. 6, 2011. He was born on April 7, 1951, in Pahokee, and is the son of Hugh and Barbara Branch of Pahokee. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Holly Branch of Okeechobee; his grandson, Shaun Penrod of Okeechobee; two sisters, Tammy Branch Shiver (Danny) of Wellington, and Kimberly Branch Reineke (Charlie) of Pahokee; two nephews and numerous other family members. Lastly, but not least, he leaves behind his beloved Labrador, Junebug, whom he claimed had a college degree. Chip was a produce executive and co-owner of Hugh H. Branch, Inc. Shortly after his birth, his father created a produce label called “Chip Off The Old Block” in his honor which is used still today. Chip was a very colorful character who will be greatly missed by many in the Lake Okeechobee Region. His sense of humor was unsurpassed and one could often nd him regaling his friends, family and even total strangers with funny stories and hilarious antics. His interests and pursuits of fun and adventure were wide and v aried and include trick skiing at Cypress Gardens in the early 1970’s, hunting, shing, ying and trap shooting. His greatest pleasure was in the sharing and teaching of these activities to his grandson, Shaun. Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug, 12, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist church In Pahokee. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Pahokee followed by a graveside service at Port Mayaca Cemetery. Pallbearers are Tommy Greene, Paul Allen, Brett Bergmann, Danny Shiver, Charlie Reineke, Lewis Pope III, Walter Pope and Joe Barker. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Stafford, Larry Crawford, Donald Moss, Joe Miller, Robert Hodges, Dennis Milliron, Dan Herring, Michael Oliver and Dave Chasmar. The family requests remembrances be made in the form of owers or donations to Pahokee First United Methodist Church. Glades Funeral Chapel in Belle Glade is handling the arrangements.Martha J. Cline, 74MOORE HAVEN — Martha J. Cline, age 74, of Moore Haven, left this life unexpectedly at her home on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, to join her loving husband of 50 years, Earl C. Cline, in the presence of God in Heaven. Martha was born in Hendricks County, Indiana on May 20, 1937, where she lived until 1971. At that time she moved to Moore Haven, Fla., where she resided until her death. Martha was an active member of the Palmdale Baptist Church in Palmdale, Fla. Through the years, she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School to hundreds of children in Moore Haven. She retired from Glades County in 2008 where she worked in the County Clerk’s Of ce for 12 years. Prior to working for the county, she had worked as a Payroll Clerk for various agricultural growers in the area. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, John Bombei and Rose Calbert Bombei, and an infant brother, Richard Bombei. She was also preceded in death by her husband and best friend, Earl C. Cline. Those who knew Martha and Earl knew that their relationship was a true love story and a beautiful example of a Christian marriage. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy C. Wilkerson (Rodney); and three sons, Michael D. Cline (Connie), Earl D. Cline (Kara) and David W. Cline (Susie). Martha had 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Maurice Bombei (Peg), Robert Bombei, John Bombei and David Bombei (Pat); sisters, Ruth Thornburgh (Ron) and Janet Staley; sisters-in-law, Barbara Hammons, Judy Mathis and Mable Cline. She has a host of nieces and nephews and numerous friends. A memorial service will be 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Maple Grove Baptist Church, 120 E. SR 78 NW, Moore Haven. Visitation will be held prior to the Memorial Service from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of owers, the family has requested donations be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 1898, Belle Glade, FL 33430. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 11, 2011 OBITUARIES New facility to open Aug. 19BY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e Clewiston NewsA sizeable crowd of supporters and wellwishers met at Hendry Regional Medical Center’s new emergency room for the unveiling of the new facility on Tuesday morning. The event was the culmination of a multiyear effort to build a replacement to the antiquated facility still in use by the hospital. “There was a time in history at this hospital when things were tough,” said Victor Blandford, Chairman of the hospital’s board of authority. “Today, we’re celebrating a ribbon-cutting of a brand new facility.” The program was also held in the wake of the death of one of the hospital’s most celebrated physicians, Dr. James Forbes, who died after a long illness on Monday. As they stood to speak, hospital representatives recognized the work of the doctor, regretting that he passed away just one day shy of the ribbon-cutting for a facility he championed. With the new facility, the hospital has modernized its operations from the ground-up, at a cost of $14 million. The new facility is roughly 37,000 square feet in size and offers specialized areas for all kinds of emergency response services. “Our nursing staff and doctors are just elated with the new building,” reported Glenda Wilson, Hendry Regional Medical Center’s Foundation director, as she toured the new facility with a group of community members. Compared to the old facility, the new building has all of the amenities of a modern facility, with the ability to expand in the future. “Today is a great day for our community,” said Miller Couse, another board trustee. “There are three things that make a community successful: good government, good schools and good healthcare. We certainly have those three things in place.” Hospital administrators are also taking advantage of the new building to bring a new group of emergency doctors, contracting with a new company to provide a new group of emergency room physicians. The move is centered around customer satisfaction, the foundation director reported. “It is not just a new facility, but a new commitment by staff to provide excellent service,” said Mr. Beasley. The services from the old emergency room are expected to be transferred on August 19, when the new ER of cially begins receiving patients. Robbie Castellanos, hospital foundation member, thanked the community for its nancial support in helping the project get off the ground. There is still a long way to go, as the hospital is not paid for in full, and the foundation continues reaching out to charitable donors in the area. “That is what made this day possible,” he told the audience, but assured that much more still needs to be done. “We won’t quit asking for your help. I know you don’t expect us to,” he said. Hospital Celebrates ER Ribbon-Cutting Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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How Would Your Tombstone Read?BY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchWe don’t like to think of death, but have you ever given thought to what might people say at y our funeral or write on your tombstone if you w ere to pass today? Immortal Tombstone Inscriptions: “Harry Edsel Smith of Albany, New York: Born 1903--Died 1942. Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car w as on the way down. It was.” On a grave in Nova Scotia: “Here lies Ezekial A ikle, Age 102. Only The Good Die Young.” In Ruidoso, New Mexico: “Here lies Johnny Y east...Pardon me for not rising.” In Uniontown, Pennsylvania: “Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake. Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.” In Silver City, Nevada: “Here lays The Kid. We planted him raw. He was quick on the trigger but slow on the draw.” In Nantucket, Massachusetts: “Under the sod and under the trees, Lies the body of Jonathan Pease. He is not here, there’s only the pod. Pease shelled out and went to God.” In Tombstone, A rizona: “Here lies Lester Moore Shot by a 44, No Les, No Moore.” (From “The Dash” by Linda Ellis) “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning...to the end. He noted that rst came the date of her birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said w hat mattered most of all was the dash between those years. For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth…and now only those w ho loved her know what that little line is worth. For it matters not how much we own; the cars…the house…the cash. What matters is how w e live and love, and how we spend our dash. So think about this long and hard…are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged. So, when your eulogy’s being read with your life’s actions to rehash...would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your dash?” A wise person once shared, “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”Hope in Dif cult TimesBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchMy reading about the Camp David Peace Accords some years back told about the success that came with “one more try.” Menachim Begin and Anwar Sadat had spent time with Jimmy Carter to work on Mideast peace; things did not go well. As the photographers came in to take pictures of this event, Begin began to think of his family and how they had suffered during the previous wars. Then he asked to try one more time. Out of that trial came the Peace Accord that served that day and time. There are times when people have said to me “I’ve tried everything and nothing works” and I wonder if everything has really been tried. Giving up, no matter what, always has consequences. The Lord blesses persistence; Jesus’ parable about the widow who wears down an unjust judge (Luke 18:1ff) is preceded by an admonition to His disciples “that they should always pray and not give up(v.1).” The Christian faith is about hope; a hope in our calling, the promise of life to come, the assurance that one day we will be vindicated as we remain faithful. People make short-sighted decisions and cause dif culties later when they are are no longer around to account for their deeds. People spend money that is set aside for the future to meet some short-term, immediate goal. When the day comes to make use of it, it is gone. The mantra of many of the nancial advisors is “Don’t touch that retirement fund!” and plan for the future. I’ve seen churches make short-term decisions, only to have dif culties later. One congregation built a new hall on a down-town, small lot. The only space available for expansion was to build up. The committee that designed the hall planned on a one-story foundation. Years later, when the church grew, a lot of expensive reconstruction was needed to add a second story; and over the years building costs soared. Those who were responsible for the one-story construction didn’t have hope for the future of the church. Those who spend retirement funds now do not seem to believe that they will have some time in the future; most likely when costs will be higher and needs greater. Today, I see many people and churches, organizations and businesses in a “survival mode.” Necessities may prevail but is pessimism going to sap the strength that hopes for tomorrow? There was that widow; faced with very dif cult odds – a corrupt judge and a woman with nobody to plead her cause. In spite of it all, she does not give in to despair. She keeps going back. Her faith that things will work out was not betrayed. Neither are our hopes when we are faithful to what we are really called to be and do.Let Go and Let GodBY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian Church A small boy saw a penny lying on the bottom of a valuable vase in his home; he reached in, grabbed the one coin -and found he could not get his hand from the vase. Father and Mother tried everything, and nothing worked; nally in desperation, Father got a hammer and was about to break the valuable vase. Just as he was set to smash the vase to pieces, the boy said, “Dad, would it help if I let go the penny?” How utterly true of so many in their effort to serve the Lord. Having started in their service to God, they are stymied in their spiritual progress. Some unsurrendered thing or area of life stands in the way of progress to the Christian walk. It is a pity that some times that which is beautiful and useful is broken simply because we are unwilling to let go.. and let God. The Faith Way is just that --you look at the long list of heros of the Faith in Hebrews. Without exception their faith is borne out in their letting go and letting God do and lead in their lives. Only as you, a member of Christ’s Church, are willing to honestly examine your own life and purpose, let go of those things that hinder spiritual progress If you are still clutching the “Penny” -don’t rob yourself and your family, your friends and your neighbors of the blessing you will be to them b y allowing God to have his way in your life. RELIGION COLUMNS 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. 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LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 980 Henscratch Rd € Lake Placid € 863-699-2060 € www.henscratchfarms.com Cost:$6.00 per person Children 6 and under FREE !You stomp, We Ferment &Bottle, You Build Your Holiday Gift List, We Put Your Picture on the Bottle with Foot Stomped By My Diligent Feet.Ž N O T I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G A N N U A L U P D A T E O F T H E C A P I T A L I M P R O V E M E N T S S C H E D U L E Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners on A u g u s t 2 3 2 0 1 1 5 : 0 5 p m at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to consider adopting the annual update (FY 2011-12) of the Capital Improvements Schedule which is part of the Capital Improvement Element of the Comprehensive Plan. In accordance with Section 163.3177(3)(b), F.S., the capital improvement element must be reviewed by the local government on an annual basis. Modifications to update the 5-year capital improvements schedule may be accomplished by ordinance and may not be deemed to be amendments to the local comprehensive plan. The Ordinance title is as follows: ORDINANCE 2011-_____ AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA APPROVING THE ANNUAL UPDATE (FY 2011-12) TO THECAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SCHEDULE OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT ELEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 163.3177, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CONFLICT, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed ordinance and amendment is available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners' office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (scatala@hendryfla.net), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863675-5317) D a r r e l l R H a r r i s C h a i r m a n H e n d r y C o u n t y B o a r d o f C o u n t y C o m m i s s i o n e r s 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 11, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 11, 2011 SUBMITTED PHOTOPhotography day at Fisheating Creek. Campers were supposed to be taking trick shots. Jazmine Lamkin is pictured “holding” Shyla Lamkin. SUBMITTED PHOTOBrianna Luna (left) and Soraya Villafuerte (right) showing off a blanket that they made together in sewing camp. SUBMITTED PHOTOKiley Prevatt sewing together a dress during sewing camp. Glades County 4-H Summer Camp

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Indiantown Road, Chasewood Plaza € JupiterQuality Dentistry at Affordable Prices A l l P h a s e s o f D e n t i s t r y I m p l a n t s F u l l M o u t h R e c o n s t r u c t i o n V e n e e r s / L u m i n e e r s D e n t u r e s P o r c e e l a i n C r o w n s a n d B r i d g e s R o o t C a n a l T h e r a p y a n d S e d a t i o n D e n t i s t r y IMPLANTOLOGYISNOTARECOGNIZEDSPECIALTYBYTHEAMERICANDENTALASSOCIATIONANDFLORIDABOARDOFDENTISTRY. NEWTREATMENTPROGRAMONLY. THEPATIENT ANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSEORPAY, CANCELPAYMENTORBEREIMBURSEDFORANYSERVICE, EXAMINATIONOR TREATEMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFANDWITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEE, SERV-ICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENT. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 11, 2011 BY MARK KINGAugust is here and it has been pretty hot on Lake Okeechobee but not as hot as it has been in some of our northern states. The shing has also been pretty hot on the lake, with folks catching bass up to seven pounds on arti cial lures all day long in the heat. The water level hasn't gone up or down much in the past couple of weeks. I think the small amount of rain we have been receiving is keeping the level pretty steady. There are a lot of small bass to catch with numbers up to 50 a day -not a problem but you w ill have to weed through the smaller bass to catch a few bigger ones. When the bluegills are in on the beds it has been a lot easier to nd the bigger bass on the lake. I have been targeting both the dynamite holes and the open water for bass the past few weeks and the shing there has been good. The bite has been much better on arti cial lures than what it has been on the wild shiners. That's not to say you can't catch bass on the wild shiners, but during the hot summer months the shing is almost always better on arti cial lures. Out on the open lake I have been targeting holes in the reef that you can nd on a map. The next key ingredient are bluegill beds, with both of these you will catch bass. The holes in the reef are scattered from off Kramer Island to off of Observ ation Island, you just have to look for them. One other bit of advice I can give you is to stay off the trolling motor once you start catching some bass in this shallow water, I have a pair of Power-Pole shallow water anchors to hold me in place but an anchor will do the same thing. If you are using an anchor, slide it in the water gently. I see everyone throw it and make a big splash, and I'm not sure why but if you just slide it in the water slowly it will hold the boat and you won't spook the sh. Most of the bass I have been catching lately have been on a shakey head jig. My favorite is the Gambler ounce Giggy Head with a Gambler Sweebo worm in either junebug or black color. I have also been using a Carolina-rigged Gambler Ace and a Zara Super Spook to catch some of these bass out in the open water, but the most and biggest bass my clients and I have caught are on the shakey heads. I have had reports of bass being caught on Zoom Super Flukes, Senkos wacky-rigged, and crankbaits from other guides. The water is still low on the lake so don't just go running around anywhere or you will nd yourself in some really shallow water with rocks on the bottom. My suggestion: run only where you know it is safe and then idle or use the trolling motor to explore new areas. Be safe on the water, drinks lots of water, use plenty of sunscreen, and enjoy what's left of the summer. I am still booking trips in the Keys out of Marathon for night time bully netting lobsters and for bone sh, permit, and shark shing. Good luck, tight lines, and hope to see everyone on the water soon. Capt. Mark King is a full time guide out of world famous Roland Martin’s Marina and Resort in Clewiston Florida. Give him a call at 863-6770983 or go to www.markking shing.com Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report SUBMITTED PHOTOCapt. Mark King with six-year-old Julien Warden on his rst bass shing trip.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 11, 2011 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds event organizers and other Floridians about a law prohibiting the release of more than nine lighter-than-air balloons within a 24-hour period. While releasing balloons is often an idea of groups that wish to honor an event or lost loved one, the FWC encourages the public to choose more environmentally responsible actions for their events. Balloons released in Florida almost inevitably end up in the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean. Wildlife, especially sea turtles, mistake balloons for food, and strings attached to balloons can entangle birds and other animals. The release into the atmosphere of large numbers of balloons in ated with lighter-than-air gases poses a danger and nuisance to the environment, particularly to wildlife and marine animals. Violators could incur $250 in nes according to Florida law. There are exceptions for scienti c or meteorological balloons released by a government agency or under government contract, hot air balloons that are recovered after launching and balloons released indoors. The law also allows for the release of balloons that are biodegradable or photodegradable under FWC rules. Since 1989, the FWC has received only one such balloon design for review, and that balloon was not approved. Balloon Releases Take a Toll on Wildlife several issues that need to be resolved that includes new legal descriptions of the properties that surround this parcel, encroachments from state Route 78, and easements on the Herbert Hoover dike "It is very complex it is not like drawing a square or a triangle," Manager Wendell Taylor said. He emphasized the price of the survey would be under $50,000. Pringle said in addition to the 699-acre parcel, there is another large parcel that could be leased. Commissioner Donna Storter Long asked what would happen to this land if the county doesn't lease it. She said she wanted to make sure the county got their money's worth. "Do we really want it?" she asked. Chairman Russell Echols said the second parcel known as the Steamboat parcel could provide some opportunities for canoes and kayaks. He learned the state might eliminate the use of four-wheelers and motorized vehicles if the County doesn't lease or own the property. Commissioner Paul Beck said $50,000 was quite a bit of money. The funds could come from either the one-cent sales tax or from the general fund. "In the long run I think it would be a good investment for the county for recreation and development of that area," he added. Commissioner Bob Giesler asked why the county has to be in such a hurry. He noted the land has been there forever and he felt the county could spend this money and not get the property. "If we pay for it and they give it to somebody else will they give us our $50,000 back?" County of cials said they knew of no other groups or individuals interested in the property. The survey was approved in a 3-2 vote with Commissioners Echols, Jones and Beck in favor, and Commissioner's Giesler and Storter-Long in opposition. Commissioners also discussed a sign placed at Curry Island that warns residents about the use of rearms on the property. Mr. Taylor said workers who constructed a bike path on State Road 78 had to work while hunters were ring guns nearby. He also said all terrain vehicles have also used the bike path illegally. Commissioner Beck said he opposed the use of high-powered ri es in this area. He requested shotguns only be allowed on this property. Commissioner Echols said the management plan of the property could work on these issues. He said there is talk of a large berm for a ri e range. He said residents should be allowed to hunt and shoot in a safe manner. He said during big game hunting season there might be a ban on other uses of the property like camping. "They might not work together," he said. He stated a sign that informs visitors on the possible use of rearms was a good service to the public. It's possible that Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon could allow hunting groups to use his gun range on State Road 78 to sight their ri es and for target practice. The signs will prohibit the use of motorized vehicle and warn residents of the use of rearms in the area. Jimmy Nelson said the part leased by his Lake Okeechobee group at Curry Island is open to hunting that complies with state laws. In other actions, the commission sent a letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott to request the appointment of Shannon Hall to represent Glades County on the South West Florida Regional Planning Council. The board also appointed Ed Massey, Dora Carnes and Chick Ghitter to the Tourist Development Council. Commissioners also approved the application of a grant of up to $100,000 for a USDA Housing Preservation Grant. These grant funds can be used to repair and rehabilitate homes of very low to low-income households in Glades County. MeetingContinued From Page 1 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsThere is a public health system in each community. The public health system does not mean county health departments alone. The public health system is de ned as the wide range of public, private and voluntary organizations such as governmental agencies, school systems, health care providers, hospitals, law enforcement, community-based organizations, local associations, businesses and individuals. The function of this broad system framework is to work together collectively to improve the health of the community. Some speci c responsibilities of the entire public health system are to: Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease Protect against environmental hazards and prevent injuries Promote and encourage healthy behaviors Assure the quality and accessibility of health services Respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery The core functions of the public health system include: Assessment: Making regular, systematic collection, assembly, analysis and distribution of information on the health of the community, including statistics on health status, community health needs, and epidemiological and other studies of health problems. Policy development: Using the scienti c knowledge to assist in the decision-making about public health and taking a strategic approach to leadership for public health policy. Assurance: Engaging policy-makers, community partners, businesses and the public to help determine what level of services are needed in the community. There are ten essential public health services and they are derived from the speci c responsibilities and core functions which include: 1. Monitoring health status within the community 2. Diagnosing and investigating health problems and health hazards 3. Informing, educating and empowering people about health issues 4. Mobilizing community partnerships to identify and solve health problems 5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health 6. Enforcing laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety 7. Linking people to needed personal health services 8. Assuring a competent public health and personal health care workforce 9. Evaluating the effectiveness, accessibility and quality of health services 10. Conducting research for innovative solutions to health problems The Public Health Wheel best illustrates the relationship among core functions, speci c responsibilities and the ten essential public health services. There will always be challenges in rural communities. If we work collectively as a community and strengthen our partnerships, we can make improvements to the overall health and safety of our communities! What is a Public Health System? newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Your community directory is a click away! PHOTO / LAURA MATHIS4-H Archery Places HighCongratulations to the 4-H Archery Team for the performance in their most recent tournament. Everyone placed within the top 10 of their division! Keep up the awesome job guys!!!

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S S t a f f A s s i s t a n t Edison State College is a dynamic and rapidly growing institution with four campuses serving Southwest Florida. Our Hendry Glades center is accepting applications for a staff assistant. The successful candidate will be an energetic, talented, personable, positive thinking person with an Associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Three (3) years related customer service or administrative support experience. Experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. For more information and to apply online, please visit our website at: https://jobs.edison.edu. Edison is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Veterans Preference employer. SOCIAL WORKERProvide infant mental health home-based services to families in Belle Glade Of ce. BA or MA in Social Work or related eld: case management experience and the ability to utilize designed model of practice with families and children from birth to ve years old; bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Please fax resume to: 561-881-3827 or email: jobs@families rstpbc.org Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationPATIENT SERVICES COORDINATORUpdate patient’s demographic data before patient is seen by medical staff. Assist patient with registration process. Enter patient information. Explain health bene ts and requirements to patients. FL DL Contact: joshualohn@semtribe.com TUTORS NEEDED in Charlotte/DeSoto/Hendry/Glades Counties. A Quantum Leap Tutoring, LLC is looking for tutors! We need tutors of every skill level for our tutoring services. We are an established provider of both SES tutoring and private tutoring services. We invite you to apply if you:* Have at least 60 college credit hours, OR* Hold a current or recent teaching certi cate AND* Have classroom experience (student teaching, current, recent or retired teacher, or Parapro) AND* Are skilled in email and MS Word, AND* Have reliable transportation. Please go to our website at www.Tutoring ByCity.com and follow the directions under the employment link. Be sure to indicate the county you are applying for. You will also need to specify whether you are interested in becoming an SES tutor, private tutor, or both. Bi-lingual/ ESE/ESOL is a plus.This is a 1099 position and you will be responsible for ling your own taxes. A Level I or II background check is required, if you do not already have one, depending on the position you are hired for. If you get a chance, ‘like’ us on our tutoring FB page: www.facebook.com/ aquantumleap -ORFollow our tutoring adventures on Twitter: @AQuantumLeapFL (877)295-5327 PRE-K ESE INCLUSION TEACHER(2 P/T positions in Glades County) provides support for ESE students’ achievement in the general class through training teachers and assisting with implementation of individual educational plans. In addition, teacher assists with planning for classroom accommodations for children with disabilities BA in Early Childhood Education & valid Florida teacher certi cation in Pre K-Primary and Exceptional Student Education or equivalent. SEND RESUME TO: auroroam@rcma.org by 8/15/11. RCMA is an EEO/AAE 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.NOTICE 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 24, 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. 391745 CN 8/11/2011 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE COMPLAINT On July 25, 2011, the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce seized the following property: UNITED STATES CURRENCY IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,926,333.00 and intends to seek forfeiture under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. 394433 GCD 8/11/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10000840CA AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff vs. MICHELLE ANN WILLIAMS, et al Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated July 21, 2011, entered in Civil Case Number 10000840CA, in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, wherein AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is the Plaintiff, and MICHELLE ANN WILLIAMS, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOT 12, IN BLOCK A, OF FORT DENAUD ACRES, A SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 108, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Hendry County Courthouse, Highway 80 and Main Street, 2nd oor hallway, LaBelle, FL 38935 at 11:00 AM, on the 24 day of August, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lie pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: July 22, 2011. Hendry County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690 Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 4454826 “In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, telephone (863) 6755217, Tipp a 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service”. apre aka ki fet avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout mOUn lti,n gb4yir5 yw bezwen sp’esiyal pou akomodasiyon pou yo patisipe nan pwogTatn sa a dwe, nan yun. tan rezonab an ninpot araniman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakt Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nat. nirn6ro P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33935-1750, teldfon nam se (863) 675-5217, oubyen TDD 1 800 955 8771 oubyen 1 800 955 8770 i pasan pa Florida Relay Service. En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les persorines en besoin dune accornodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dan.s un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre cl6marche, contacter !’of ce administrative de la Court situe’ au P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, le telephone (863) 675-5217 TIDE? 1. 800 955 8771 ou 1 800 955 8770 Via Florida Relay Service. “De acuerdo con el Acto 6 Decreto de los Arnericanos con Impedimentos, Inhabilitados, personas en n.ecesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedirniento debrgin, dentro dc un tiernp0 razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en conta.cto con la o cina Administrative de la Corte P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, Tele’fono (863) 675-5217 TDD 1 800 955 8770 6 1 800 955 8771 Via Florida Relay Service”. 393400 CN 8/4,11/2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000895 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff vs. ALLISON T. TUCKER, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated 2 day of August, 2011, entered in Civil Case Number 26-2009-CA-000895 in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC. is the Plaintiff, and LESLIE B. TUCKER, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as: LOTS 4 AND 5 IN BLOCK 142 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Hendry County Courthouse, Highway 80 and Main Street, 2nd oor hallway, LaBelle, FL 38935 at 11:00 AM, on the 31 day of August, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lie pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: August 5, 2011. Hendry County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690 Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 4454826 “In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, telephone (863) 6755217, Tipp a 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service”. apre aka ki fet avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout mOUn lti,n gb4yir5 yw bezwen sp’esiyal pou akomodasiyon pou yo patisipe nan pwogTatn sa a dwe, nan yun. tan rezonab an ninpot araniman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakt Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nat. nirn6ro P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33935-1750, teldfon nam se (863) 675-5217, oubyen TDD 1 800 955 8771 oubyen 1 800 955 8770 i pasan pa Florida Relay Service. En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les persorines en besoin dune accornodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dan.s un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre cl6marche, contacter !’of ce administrative de la Court situe’ au P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, le telephone (863) 675-5217 TIDE? 1. 800 955 8771 ou 1 800 955 8770 Via Florida Relay Service. “De acuerdo con el Acto 6 Decreto de los Arnericanos con Impedimentos, Inhabilitados, personas en n.ecesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedirniento debrgin, dentro dc un tiernp0 razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en conta.cto con la o cina Administrative de la Corte P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33935-1760, Tele’fono (863) 675-5217 TDD 1 800 955 8770 6 1 800 955 8771 Via Florida Relay Service”. 394643 CN 8/11,18/2011Dell Desktop PC Tower, works great! Reprogrammed like new XP Pro, Of ce etc. DVD/CDRW, Internet ready Must sell $30. (863)517-2782 Dell Laptop, windows XP Pro, Of ce, DVD/CDRW, wireless, has new battery and charger. works great. Good for school or business. Must sell $125. (863)517-2782 CLEWISTON Apt for rent, 2 br/ 1.5 ba, good location. $550 per mo. 409 San Pedro. Call Roberto at (305) 951-7666 TAYLOR CREEK Condos: Avail. Immed. Fully furnished, Pool, Tennis & Boat Dock 1br/1ba + Utilities. $625. Annual Lease. 215-359-7779 CLEWISTON 137 bond Street. Approx. 1100 square ft. $400 mo. Contact Bob McColley (Day) 863-983-7175/ (Eve/Weekend) 863-946-0645. Montura Clewiston 4BR 2BA 1373 sq. feet. Priced to sell. Owner nancing. Low down payment (easy terms for quali ed buyers) for details call 1-800-879-4143. 1 ACRE +/Industrial lot in LaBelle. Great location! Must sell! No reasonable offer refused. (863)546-0605 Pioneer Plantations 3BR 2BA DW on 40 acres. Fenced. Large screened porch. $650 mo. + $650 sec. Call (828)297-7943 or (828)406-5719 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 BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 Reduced to Sell 3br, 2ba. Recently remodeled home & Land on Lake. Located 1860 Ridgdill. REDUCED $83,900 Owner nancing avail. (843)766-9434. DANA 300 transfer case $400. Profab 3x1 transfer case $1500. 91 Blazer $2000. 86 Jeep, 4x4, 2dr $1200. 94 Ext cab Chevy truck $1500. 3/4 ton 4sp transmission $400. Buggy Trailer $800 863-675-4777 NOTICE The public is hereby noti ed that the City of Clewiston Code Enforcement Special Magistrate will hold a public hearing on August 24, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida pursuant to Chapter 26 of the City of Clewiston’ s Code of Ordinances. All interested persons are invited to attend. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City Clerk by mail at 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, or by telephone at number (863) 983-1484, no later than three (3) days prior to the hearing or proceeding for which this notice has been given. Notice is hereby given, that any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing that is the subject of this advertisement/notice, will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, 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 to be based. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Travis Reese, Community Development Director 394646 CN 8/11/2011 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Part Time Computer/ Supplies Employment Full Time Employment Part Time Employment Full Time Computer/ Supplies For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Office Space Rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale Lots Sale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Pickup Trucks For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 11, 2011

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 10-CA-885 SANIBEL CAPTIVA COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff vs. NORTH RIVER VILLAGE OF LABELLE, LLC and THOMAS M. DYSON Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 2, 2011, entered in Civil Case Number 10CA-885, in the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein SANIBEL CAPTIVA COMMUNITY BANK, is the Plaintiff, and NORTH RIVER VILLAGE OF LABELLE, LLC, and THOMAS M. DYSON, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at public sale on August 31, 2011, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, Second Floor A dministrative Side, Labelle, Florida 33935, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” A Parcel of land in Government Lot 1, Section 6, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Government Lot 1 in Section 6, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, and run N 89 36’ 10” W along the North line of Government Lot 1, a distance of 914.12 feet; thence run S 00 25’ 19” W, 35 feet to the South right-of-way line of State Road No. S-78 and point-of-beginning of the parcel of land herein described; thence S 00 25’ 19” W, 866.72 feet to the North right-of-way line of the Caloosahatchee River Canal; thence Southwesterly, along the arc of the curved canal right-of-way line (said right-of-way line being curved concave to the Southeast with a radius of 3600 feet, a central angle of 04 15’ 51” and a chord bearing of S 64 03’ 20” W), 267.93 feet, thence N 00 25’ 19” E 985.58 feet to the South right-of-way line of State Road No. S-78; thence S 89 36’ 10” E, along said right-of-way line, 240 feet to the point-of-beginning. 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 60 days after the sale. DATED: August 5, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis 394649 CN 8/11,18/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2008-1326-CAHOME FINANCING CENTER, INC., Plaintiff vs. MARIA A. HADDOCK, et ux., et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on July 21, 2011 in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HENDRY County Courthouse, on the 2nd Floor of the Clerk of Circuit Courts of ce, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle, Florida 33935 at 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: THE WEST ONE-HALF OF LOT 17, ALL OF LOTS 18, 19 AND 20, BLOCK 11, BELMONT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 9, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 301 7TH AVENUE, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935 A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ENTERED at HENDRY County, Florida, this 22nd day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler As Clerk, Circuit Court Hendry, Florida By: /S/ J. BEVIS As Deputy Clerk 393835 CN 8/4,11/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-040-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIE JAMES BROOKIN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIE JAMES BROOKIN, deceased, whose date of death was June 10, 2009; File Number 201 1-040-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Of ce 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 PERIOD 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: August 11, 2011. MILDRED BROOKIN Personal Representative 1209 Mississippi Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire FBN: 114278 dba@2gendersalvarez.com Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire FBN: 146528 afd@2gendersalvarez.com GENDERS + ALVAREZ + DIECIDUE, P.A. 2307 West Cleveland Street Tampa, Florida 33609 Phone: (813) 254-4744 Fax: (813) 254-5222 394724 CN 8/11,18/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10-363-CA PREMIER AMERICAN BANK, NA., d/b/a FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. DENNIS A. PERKINS, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under, and against the above-named Defendants who are not know to be dead or alive, whether as unknown parties may claim an interest as spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, or other claimants, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is given that pursuant to the nal judgment dated December 8,2010 in Case No. 10-363-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, in which PREMIER AMERICAN, N.A., d/b/a. FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK is the plaintiff and DENNIS A. PERKINS, is the defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Main Clerk’s Of ce on the 2nd Floor of the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hichpoochee Avenue, corner of S.R. 80 and Highway 29, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on August 24, 2011, the following described property set forth in the Final Judgment: The West 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4, less the North 25 feet and the East 20 feet for road right-of-way, Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida (also known as Lot B-3, La Belle Acres No. 2, an unrecorded plat) Dated this 26th day of July, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 394118 CB 8/11,18/2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-16 Division: PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF SYLVIA R. BIGBEE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Sylvia R. Bigbee, deceased, whose date of death was May 7, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is PO Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471. 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 August 4, 2011. Personal Representative: Jimmy Reed Campbell 2735 SW 2nd Ter Cape Coral, Florida 33991 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver Attorney for Jimmy Reed Campbell Florida Bar Number: 215848 P.O. Drawer 2280 LaBelle, FL 33975 Telephone: (863) 675-5800 Fax: (863) 675-4998 393825 CGS 8/4,11/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/26/2011, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1997 FORD 1FMDU32X4VUD30219 394645 CN 8/11/2011NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP /SPECIAL MEETING The Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District will be holding a budget workshop/special meeting on Wednesday August 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm, at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this workshop/special meeting will be to discuss the District’s budget and any other business which comes before the Board. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed budget. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Board with respect to any matters considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and that for such purposes, may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 394682 CN 8/11,18/2011 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 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 REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFP) No. 6000000488 FY 2012 Water Savings Incentives Program The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed applications up to 2:30 p.m opening time on September 7, 2011 for the FY 2012 Water Savings Incentive Program, for the purpose of fostering water conservation efforts of public and private water providers or large users within the SFWMD boundaries, de ned in Subsection 373.069(2) (e), F.S. All applications must conform to the instructions in the Cooperative Funding Guidelines and Application package. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete Application package: (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the application from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-6568; or (4) by calling 561-682-2715. The public is invited to attend the proposal opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. An of cial public meeting (Selection Committee Meeting) will be held on October 4, 2011 beginning 9:30 a.m. at the SFWMD, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, B-1 Building, Conference Room 2B. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing the South Florida Water Management District, Procurement Bureau, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33416-4680. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may contact the District Clerk, (561) 682-6297, at least two business days in advance of the meeting to make appropriate arrangements. Should one or more members of the evaluation committee need to attend the meeting by means of communication media technology (CMT), the meeting will be teleconferenced. For more information, please contact Sharman Rose, Contract Specialist, at (561) 682-2167. 394095 ON 8/10 CGS 8/11/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (“FGUA”) announces a public meeting to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida, DeSoto County, Florida, Hendry County, Florida, Lee County, Florida, Pasco County, Florida, and Polk County, Florida. The meeting and public hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on September 15, 2011 in the Golden Gate Community Center, Room A/B, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples, Florida 34116. The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA. The meeting will also include a public hearing to consider adoption of the annual budgets and capital improvement programs for the Golden Gate Utility System and Lehigh Utility System and the FGUA General Fund annual operating budget. All customers of the FGUA, affected property owners, tenants or occupants, and all other interested persons, shall have an opportunity to be heard concerning the proposed annual budget and capital improvement programs and to le written comments with the FGUA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least three business days prior to the date of the hearing. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA. 394198 CN 8/11,18/2011 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECTUION 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 September 8, 2011, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida 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 Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 392454 CN 8/11,18,25;9/1/2011 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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in today  sclassifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 11, 2011 Public Notice

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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 1043 2007 1134432-A0001740000 Pilar Home Developers The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3026, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 393863 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 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 1482 2007 1244432-A0000840000 Leon and Corina Sacco The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, 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 5283, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 393862 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 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 1537 2007 1254432-A0000780000 Jimmy & Betty Osceola The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1214, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 393864 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 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 REQUEST FOR BIDS SALE OF RESIDENTIAL EXCESS PROPERTY, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA BID NUMBER: 2011-24 OPENING DATE AND TIME: September 8, 2011 @ 2:00 P.M. Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for the sale of Residential Excess Property. Properties for sale are located in LaBelle, Port LaBelle, Montura Ranches and Harlem. In order to be considered, bids 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 September 8, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the bid, with a list and map of the residential excess properties, 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 sell the property, 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 bid, 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 394053 CB/CGS 8/4 & 8/11/11 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 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 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 1031 2007 1134432-A0001410000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3109, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 393861 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 Manhattan Kraft Construction, Inc. 3520 Kraft Road Naples, FL 34105 239.643.6000 (phone) 239.643.0090 (fax) Manhattan Kraft Construction is soliciting subcontractor bids for all trades from Small, Small Disadvantaged, Women-Owned Small, HUBZone Small, Veteran-Owned Small, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses for the following project: HERBERT HOOVER DIKE REHABILITATION PROJECT CULVERTS 1 AND 1A REPLACEMENT Glades County, FL U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Solicitation No. W912EP-11-R-0030 Bid Date: August 15, 2011 Bid Time: 10:00am Request for Proposal includes removing existing culverts 1 and 1A and replacing them with new water control structures. The culverts are a penetration through the Herbert Hoover Dike and provide ood protection and irrigation to the surrounding community. Each culvert gate controls, barrels, concrete headwalls, wingwalls and associated appurtenances will be removed after installation of a temporary cofferdam system. After the culverts structures are removed, the new pile founded water control structures will be constructed and a zoned embankment section will be reconstructed to lines and grades consistent with the existing adjacent dike sections. After the reconstruction of the embankment is complete, the cofferdams will be removed and the new structures placed back into service. Bidding documents have been uploaded to our web based plan room at isqft.com. Interested bidders may contact Lyn Ross at Manhattan Kraft’s Main Of ce by calling 239 643-6000 for an Invitation to Bid which will give the subcontractor a user name and password to review and download plans. 394630 CN 8/11/2011 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 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 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 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 1356 2007 1224432-01000520130 Cecelia Braunstein Lot 13, Block 52, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such 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 September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 393866 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 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 Attention Comcast customers in Belle Glade / Pahokee, Clewiston, Okeechobee, and each of their surrounding areas: Effective August 11, 2011, the following On Demand Direct Tune channels will be added as a test launch: • Channel 166 FEARnet On Demand • Channel 298 Free Movies On Demand • Channel 299 HBO On Demand • Channels 530 / 565 HD On Demand • Channels 531 / 566 Free HD On Demand • Channels 532 / 567 HD Premium Channels On Demand • Channels 533 / 568 HD Music On Demand • Channels 534 / 569 Movies On Demand • Channel 746 Exercise TV • Channel 886 Entertainment On Demand • Channel 887 Shopping On Demand • Channels 888 / 893 Searchlight On Demand • Channel 889 Automotive On Demand • Channel 890 My Government On Demand • Channel 891 Travel & Leisure On Demand • Channel 892 Jobs by Monster The of cial launch will be on September 12, 2011. GENERAL INFORMATION: After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service or a rate increase, you may change your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your request may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 800-COMCAST (800-266-2278). 394386 ON 8/10 CGS 8/11/2011 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 1798 2007 1354432-A0000510100 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4638, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2011 which is the 8th day of September, 2011. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 393865 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AMENDING AN ORDINANCE REGULATING CEMETERIES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at 5:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an amendment to the ordinance regulating cemeteries entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-8, CEMETERIES, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-8-5 GENERAL REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Darrell R. Harris, Chairman 394401 CN 8/11/2011 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 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 11, 2011

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AMENDING AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO EMERGENCIES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at 5:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an amendment to the ordinance regulating rearms during a state of emergency entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-2, ADMINISTRATION, SPECIFICALLY ARTICLE IV, DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY, SECTION 1-2-56, AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY MEASURES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Darrell R. Harris, Chairman 394444 CN 8/11/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE DISCRETIONARY ONE-CENT SMALL COUNTY SURTAX Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on August 23, 2011, at 5:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to the discretionary One-Cent Small County Surtax entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-2, ARTICLE V, RELATING TO THE DISCRETIONARY ONE-CENT SMALL COUNTY SURTAX, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-2-74, USE OF PROCEEDS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Darrell R. Harris, Chairman 394554 CN 8/11/2011 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 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 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 Roofing Public Notice Public Notice Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your Home! HERE’S MY C HERE’S MY C ARD! 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 11, 2011 tain an “A” status, administration and teachers will focus on strengthening FCAT performance for speci c grade levels and individual students. The “GAP In the Neighborhoods” after-school program will continue. To participate, students ride the bus home to a speci c station in their community: in Lakeport, it is the Community Center; in Palmdale, the Baptist Church; in Washington Park, the Missionary Baptist Church. After the afternoon’s activities are completed, the students disperse to their homes from the centers. Mr. Brickel praises the program for reinforcing students’ academic success. He hopes to expand the program to Ortona, where students would meet in the community library. Mr. Brickel is also in the process of researching possibilities of a summer program. Transportation costs, funding to pay bus drivers, and feeding the students are all factors to take into consideration. “If we want to [have the summer program], we want to do it right” said Mr. Brickel. “Let’s keep working, keep growing, and continue to give our kids a high-quality education.” Open House for Moore Haven Elementar y School will be Aug. 18 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Administrators at West Glades School credit the school’s “A” rating to years of prior administrative experience, implementation of cutting-edge technology and a staff of overachievers. Doreen Backes, principal of West Glades School, expects for the students to consistently achieve high standards, and has con dence that her staff will provide students with the best education possible. “We are very data-driven,” Ms. Backes stated, and re ects that West Glades curriculum adheres strongly to the Florida Continuous Improvement Model strategies. Newly hired Assistant Principal Jose Roquett, commenting on the atmosphere of the school, said that “everyone has been reall y welcoming.” That sense of community is encompassed in the school’s unof cial motto: “We’re all in this together.” More than once Ms. Backes shifted praise for the school’s academic success to her staff. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet teachers at West Glades Open House on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. SchoolContinued From Page 1 Glades CountyVance Whidden Park: From north of Curry Island Road to south of Curry Island Road (Shared used Path): Construction project--The improvements under this contract consists of construction a shared use path, base work, shoulder treatment and minor drainage improvements. Motorists should expect daytime operations and use caution. This project is expected to begin August 2011 and estimated for completion by late fall 2011. The contractor is Lynch Paving and Construction Co, Inc. CR 74: from the Charlotte County Line to SR 29: Construction project---This project consists of installing audible and vibratory pavement markings. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in this area. Slow moving vehicles and intermittent lane closures can be expected. The project begins in August and is expected to be nished by end of August 2011, weather permitting. The contractor is Ameriseal Highway Striping, Inc. 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 lane closures in each direction during milling and paving operations, slow moving traf c and possible minor delays. Flagmen will be on site to assist with trafc. Construction is expected to be completed in late summer 2011. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. Roadwatch for the Week of August 7 BY CHARLES M. MURPHY Glades County DemocratGlades County Commissioners approved a tentative $24.7 million budget with only short discussions this summer. The tax rate of 9.1367 mills is identical last year as is the Municipal Taxing Unit for the Sheriff and Law Enforcement of 1.95 mills. County Manager Wendell Taylor said there will be no layoffs but no employee will receive a raise this year. The budget includes plans to build a new re station in the Moore Haven area. All of the constitutional of cers requested budget decreases this year. The tentative plan included requests for $218,340 for the Supervisor of Elections Of ce, $445,639 for the Tax Collector, $530,292 for the Property Appraiser, $377,045 for the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and $3.17 million for the Sheriffs Department. The budget also included $4.76 million in ad valorem taxes a reduction of $311,277, a reduction of approximately 6-percent. The Veterans Services Of ce would receive $22,838, the Planning Department $248,636, Code Enforcement $57,727, Community Services $110,538, $167,300 for Court House Maintenance, $359,680 for the Fire Department, and $57,110 for Animal Control. In addition the County Attorney would receive $132,326, the Health Department $154,586, and Economic Development $34,560. The MSTU for Law Enforcement will raise $1.1 million this year a reduction of $57,000, or about 5-percent. Glades Budget Deal All But Done Clewiston doctor retiresBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA Glades County DemocratEditor’s Note: After a long illness, Dr. J ames Forbes died Monday afternoon. One of the most celebrated doctors in the area, treating Glades County residents as well, Dr. Forbes will be remembered by many. The following is a condensed version of an article published in The Clewiston News, J uly 6, 2009. CLEWISTON -Many years ago, Dr. James Forbes and one of the hospital administrators, a “tough ol’ gal,” came to the simple understanding that they would lock horns. He treated her and once had her sent to the hospital after her blood pressure had shot up. It was there that Dr. Forbes saw a thing which shook him -and despite a memory that now and then is lost in a small fog -he still remembers the moment. “While I was talking to her, she started a sentence and couldn’t nish it. She had a stroke and never said another word after that.” She had a nice home in Clewiston, and Dr. Forbes made it a point to visit her each month, never failing to drive to make the appointments w ith his old friend. He checked her blood pressure, but communication was limited only to the expression of her eyes. She died four years after her stroke, but Dr. Forbes never forgot about that day in the hospital. “I had to just sit there and watch that lady’s brain deteriorate right in front of me. It was the most helpless feeling in my life. She never said another word.” In Dr. Forbes’ life, his occupation saw him constantly tending to the division between life and death. A doctor’s role in a community is clear, and about that much Dr. Forbes was always aware. Like the 5,000 residents of the West Indies he would treat at the peak of the sugarcane season, Dr. Forbes’ work was steeped in hard labor the differences between back-bending beneath the sun in the elds, and the slow-marching hours in the clinic being only slight. After nearly 45 years of private practice and w ork at the local hospital, he is one of the old staples of the community. During his career, he treated everyone from U.S. Sugar executives to residents of much meager means, and he enjoyed his calling. He rallied younger doctors to resist the notion that they mustn’t take personal interests in their patient’s lives and poured his all into his w ork. He may have done so forever, but it was not meant to be -eventually, the effects of his profession were becoming clear. “It started ‘bang’ like that, and it ended ‘bang’ like that. One day you have more work to do than three doctors can do, and the next day, you have nothing to do. I found myself becoming depressed.” It was after one of those so-called “dog-tired” nights that the doctor did not make it in to the ofce the next day. “When I woke up the next morning, I had the mentality of an 80-year-old person and the physical ability of an 80-year-old person.” Like the friend he cared for until the end, the doctor had suffered a stroke. Today, Dr. Forbes has lost half his vision in both eyes as a result of the stroke, and although he can make out the words in a book, he has trouble making sense of prose. But it is his memory that has suffered. The stroke has left it fragmented. A sked what his mind veers to during his quieter moments of re ection, he shares that there is much he still considers. “I think about what happened ten years ago, 20 years ago. I can’t remember what happened yesterday, but I can remember what happened back then.” He continues to make progress and takes his medicines daily, like any good doctor, and surprises his wife when he remembers things that even she had forgotten. He now has time to think, and in doing so believes that it was the hand of God at his shoulder that stopped him in his tracks. “I was real tired and I had a bad siege for a couple of months. I just had more work to do than I could do and I didn’t know how to walk away from it. When I woke up and realized I had had a stroke and I could still think, I felt like God, he was protecting me. He got me out of the trap I was in.” On Monday, the second day of his retirement, the doctor considered what it felt like not to work. “Actually, it feels pretty good,” he said. Least of all no one should feel sorry for Dr. Forbes, since it is clear by the manner and with what excitement he relays stories, that he has led a full life. If he knew it were all to end tomorrow, he wouldn’t lose any sleep over it. “I don’t fear death at all. Not in the slightest.” The doctor’s memory is strong, and it is not without the humor that has come to characterize Dr. Forbes. With his last days as a doctor drawing to a close, Dr. Forbes remembers one of his old classmates. Drawing on the speech General Douglas MacArthur delivered before a joint session of Congress in 1951 -“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away” -Dr. Forbes thinks about his old friend and the spin he made on the old phrase: “Old doctors never die,” he says. “They just smell that way.”Another Morning in MaineDr. Forbes’ wife might sum up every day of the doctor’s life clearer than even he can: He would leave his home well before the sun was up, leaving many times before 5 a.m., and often wouldn’t return until late in the evening. She didn’t keep him from doing what he loved. “I could have asked him (to retire), but it wouldn’t have done any good. When you live in a small town like this, and everybody knows you, he couldn’t tell anybody no. He never told anybody no. He may have been very, very tired, but he’d always go.” The couple married when she was 17 and he was 18; sharing the experience of medical school, and the Air Force, settling down in Clewiston from their native Ocala, raising their children, and growing old together. So now they must take up the plan of growing older together. They enjoy the simple things: he hunts and shes, and they are ashamed to say they aren’t the types to travel the world. They return frequently to a spot in Maine instead of venturing elsewhere. Although they’ve been there many times, the doctor still looks forward to seeing another morning in Maine. Despite his physical condition, and with his wife by his side, he assures, “To me anyway, this past year has been the best year of my life.” He pauses for a moment during an interview, a rare break in the conversation. Something reminds him again of the time when he felt helpless despite all of his medical training, and offers: “And she never said another word.” ‘Tending to the division’

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