Thursday, August 18, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 83 No. 104 Mortgage Help Page 9 Local Girl Places Second in National Tourney Page 11 Scott Martin Enjoys Big Fishing Win Page 19 Massages, nails and wellbeing all taken care ofBY JUAN LOPEZ email@example.comWhen InSPArations owner Hattie Taylor came up with the idea for opening a nail salon in Moore Haven, she was in a nail salon herself. As she went about having her nails done, the notion of having a business like it in Moore Haven became more and more a possibility. By the time she left, she was motivated to open one of her own. I called my husband and told him what I wanted to do and asked him to nd me a building, she said. The rest just fell into place. As for going from the idea to actually opening the salon doors for the rst time on July 26, Taylor said it was not easy. It was exciting and scary as well, she said. Im going to do my best to make it work. Taylor went to school to learn how to do nails. Her family and friends are helping with the business as well with facials and massage therapy. She adds that no other salon in Moore Haven offers what she has. Essentially, she is lling a need in Moore Haven since there are no nail salons in the area; the rest is an added bonus of treatments she can provide. InSPArations offers not only nail treatments New Business: InSPArations Opens DoorsSee Spa Page 12 Man in Hendry County was imported case but locals need to be cautiousBY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsDengue fever has been reported in the United States over the last couple of years. This year, there have been reported cases in several counties within the state of Florida. Hendry County had one probable (not con rmed) imported case of Dengue Fever in May of this year. An imported case means that a person traveled outside of the United States and contracted the virus. In 2010, there was one con rmed case of imported Dengue Fever in Hendry County. The virus has not been transmitted in the Glades area. Dengue viruses do not have animal hosts but spread between humans and mosquitoes. Common symptoms of disease are similar to the u and can include headache, fever, muscle and joint pains, nausea and vomiting, and rash. Pat Dobbins, Administrator for the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments wants to remind folks that dengue fever is not spread from person to person and is seldom fatal except to the very young or the elderly (those who may have other health conditions). Additionally, Ms. Dobbins warns people to avoid mosquitoes by wearing protective clothing, use insect repellent, avoid being outdoors just before the sun goes down and just before the sun comes up. Additionally, to prevent mosquitoes from living and multiplying around your home or business: Drain standing water: Drain water from garbage cans, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, owerpots or any other containers where water has collected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and Imported Dengue Fever Case ReportedSee Fever Page 11 Submitted PhotoFormer Lions Club President L. C. Roundtree, gives the oath of of ce to the newly elected President Jim Hunter of the Moore Haven Lions Club on Aug. 9. Lions Club installs new president
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 18, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Friends of Lake Okeechobee invite youFriends of Lake Okeechobee will be hosting their rst meeting on Aug. 19, at 7 p.m., in Lakeport, at the former site of Northlake Marine, 1205 S.R.78, Lakeport. Anyone that has interest in the lake levels and how it is affecting local businesses is encouraged to attend. All local businesses are affected by the lack of tourism in the area due to low water, from motels and gas stations, to restaurants and shing guides. All are welcome and encouraged to come to make a change in how the lake is managed. We have to do something to stop the Army Corps of Engineers from putting us at the bottom of the ladder. The group will also be taking ideas to stop the over-spraying of the lake, and talk about dredging projects as well as lock closures. Call 937-728-1344 for questions or details.Muse Community Association 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 will be held at the Muse Community Center building on Loblolly Bay Rd (Hwy. 720). For more information, call 863-674-0467.Glades County Tobacco-Free Partnership MeetingOn Aug. 24, the Glades County Tobacco Free Partnership will be meeting at 3 p.m. at the Glades County Health Department. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting. If you have any questions please contact Sarah Litchy at the Glades County Health Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. .us or by phone at 863-946-0707 ext. 404.Palmdale Baptist Church hosts special eventJoin 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 until 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. The group will offer two years of free vaccinations to any pups 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.Quit Smoking Now Class AvailableA new Quit Smoking Now class will start at the Moore Haven Public Library on Aug. 30. It is a one hour class, once a week, for six weeks. The class is from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is available. Please contact Angelica Pena at the Hendry Regional Medical Center to register at 863-9023019.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 Gators is celebrating on Friday, Aug. 19, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., with a "Back to School Camp-Out Theme" all children of Lakeport area are welcome to attend. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring either a blanket/sleeping bag to sit/lay on. Make sure to bring a ash light. There will be food, games and crafts. We invite all the children from Lakeport ages 3-16 to come and join in on the fun every Friday night from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. starting on Aug. 26. We will be continuing the camp bucks per requests of our summer campers. So come on out nd out what all the excitement is. If you have any questions, please call Ms Brenda at 863-532-8314. LAKEPORT NEWS Photo / Laura MathisCamp BelserThe coaching staff and teams for this years Moore Haven Terriers had a group dinner as the beginning of the 2011 season draws near.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Peter H.Hibberd,MD Emergency Medicine 863.983.9121 Suzanne Pavlou,MD Pediatrics 863.983.3434 Robert Zarranz,MD Otolaryngology (ENT) 983.902.3084 Donald Cornell,MD Anatomic Pathology 863.983.9121 Lazaro Bravo Jr.,MD Pulmonology 863.983.9121 Jeffery Matfus,MD Internal Medicine 863.983.3434 Michael J.White,MD Family Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine 863.902.3090 Carlos Romero,DO Family Practice 863.675.2356 Jennifer Romero,DO Family Practice 863.675.2356 Glades Electric Cooperative remains committed to providing our members the highest quality service at the lowest possible rates. 1-800-226-4023 Okeechobee 1-800-226-4024 Moore Haven 1-800-226-4025 Lake Placid Website: www.gladesec.com 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 email@example.com 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 18, 2011 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsAs parents are getting their children ready to go back to school, it is important that they remember to add health insurance to their checklist. Parents whose children are uninsured should consider applying for Florida KidCare (FKC). Through FKC, the state of Florida offers different types of health insurance coverage for children from birth through the age of 18. Children may still qualify for this coverage even if one or both parents are working. It includes four different parts. When you apply for the insurance, Florida KidCare representatives will check which part y our child may qualify for based on the childs age and the familys total income. FKC decides what plan your children are assigned to, based strictly on family income, but special consideration is made for a child with frequent and chronic medical illnesses by listing it in the appropriate box on the application. FKC does not disqualify children with prior medical conditions. The program currently covers almost 1.3 million Florida children with exceptionally low or no premiums for low-income families who qualify. There is a partnership with the Division of Children and Families/ Fl Medicaid and Florida Kid Care. When you apply to FKC, you are automatically applying to both Medicaid and FKC. Medikids: children ages 1 through 5 (through Medicaid). Healthy Kids: children ages 5 through 18. Childrens Medical Service Network: children birth through 18 who have special health care needs (Through Medicaid or the FKC Title 21 program) Medicaid: Usually ages 6 through 18. A child w ho has other health insurance may still qualify for Medicaid. (Please note: If your child had Fl. Medicaid and was recently denied renewal, make an application to FKC immediately!) Some of the services Florida KidCare covers may include: Doctor (sick) visits, (well) check-ups, specialists and immunizations Hospital visits, emergency room visits and surgeries (Every hospital in Florida) Prescriptions (Most local and almost all chain pharmacies) Vision and hearing check-ups Dental visits Mental health screenings and visits A pplyThere are several ways to apply for Florida KidCare: If you applied for Florida KidCare before, call 1-888-540-5437 or 1-800-821-5437 to update your information by telephone, English, Spanish and Creole operators available. The best times to call are during the early mornings after 8 a.m. or from 5 to 7 p.m. You can request an application from your local county health department, Department of Children & Families Of ce, Family Health Center in LaBelle, Florida Community Health Center in Clewiston, and United Way. You can apply online at www. oridakidcare. org/ Print an application and instructions online and ll out the form. Then you have several ways to submit the completed application: -Mail it to: Healthy Kids and KidCare, P.O. Box 980, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-0980 -Fax it to: 866-867-0054 (TOLL FREE) -E-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: The application form has space for three children. If there are more than three children, attach the information on another sheet of paper.Family ChecklistHave these following documents with you before you start the application: Your familys most recent tax return (Form 1040) and/or Your Wage and Earning Statement (W-2 Form) and/or Current Pay Stubs (covering the last 4 weeks) Your childrens Social Security numbers or the date applied for if you have not received a Social Security card. Proof of Citizenship, (Legal residency, migrant worker programs can apply. Children do not always have to be born here in order to obtain FKC insurance). Healthy Kids and KidCare now has year round open enrollment. It takes 4-6 weeks to process a complete application. Coverage only begins after your childs eligibility has been determined and the rst months premium has been received, if required. Monthly premiums are based on your household size and monthly income. Most families pay $15 or $20 per family per month. There are multiple ways to pay monthly premiums either on line, by mail, payment book, credit card by phone. You can go on-line to get more information about Florida KidCare at www. oridakidcare.org. A pply for Florida KidCare
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 18, 2011
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 18, 2011 Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southeast wind between 6 and 9 mph. Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Southeast wind around 9 mph. Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. 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 79. Southeast wind around 9 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. 10.33 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL
BY STATEPOINTBeing a parent can sometimes feel like your heart is walking around in someone elses body. And while your instinct is to protect your children from any and all harm, it is also important to give them an appropriate amount of freedom to prepare them for the real world. Parents will always have a lot to worry about, says Tony Pham, vice president at Life360, a company that uses technology to keep families connected everyday and during emergencies. But having a plan can really help families be prepared for any type of safety situation. As the new school year quickly approaches, parents should consider the following tips when talking to their children about safety: Emphasize Solutions Over Danger Constantly warning your children, whether theyre 8 or 18, about all the dangers of the world, can do more harm than good by increasing anxiety and feelings of powerlessness. Instead, focus on presenting solutions to known threats. For example, tell children that they have every right to yell, scream and kick if a stranger grabs them. More importantly, since the majority of abductions in the United States are by people children know, teach kids to check-in with you if their instincts tell them something is wrong. For younger kids, this may mean telling you before doing something adventurous, while for older children this may mean sending a text message before heading off with a family friend. Get Mobile Help Advances in mobile technology are making it easier than ever to keep children safe. For example, Life360 has created a mobile app that allows family members to request a Check In from another family member, along with a GPS location update. This simple technology proved useful during the tornadoes in the Midwest earlier this year, when thousands of families were able to contact their loved ones to share location and status updates even though phone calls werent going through. But before it gets to that, make sure your family has a disaster plan in place. Kids and teens should know where to go in your home to stay safe during an earthquake, tornado or whatever disasters may hit your area. You should also agree on a meeting place away from your home (a neighbor or relatives house or even a speci c street corner) where you will reconnect if separated in an emergency. Virtual Safety Children need to know that strangers exist on the Internet, too. Parents should warn them about connecting with strangers or friends of friends on social networking sites. Children should also not disclose any personal information such as a home address, social security number or bank account without rst checking with an adult. For more information on how to keep your children safe in todays busy world, visit www. life360.com. Updating your safety plan as part of your back-to-school activities will keep your kids safe all year long. Important Tips For Keeping Kids Safe Improved farming techniques help EAA, C-139 achieve phosphorus reduction goalsBY RANDY SMITH SFWMDFor the 16th consecutive year, water owing from farmlands in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) achieved phosphorus reductions that were signi cantly better than the 25-percent reduction required by law. With the continued implementation of improved farming techniques known as Best Management Practices (BMPs), results for the 2011 monitoring period show a 79-percent phosphorus reduction in the 470,000-acre EAA farming region south of Lake Okeechobee. The C-139 Basin also met its goal for phosphorus levels. Located west of the EAA, the 170,000acre C-139 farming region consists primarily of pasture land, row crops, citrus and sugarcane. Results show 20 metric tons owed through the basin during the 2011 monitoring period, well below the limit load of 31 metric tons. The monitoring period covered May 1, 2010, to April 30, 2011. Improving water quality is a key component in the ongoing effort to restore and improve South Floridas ecosystems, said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Joe Collins. This is an important commitment made by our regions agricultural community to help in achieving meaningful phosphorus reductions that will bene t the Everglades. In the EAA, the most commonly used BMPs are more precise fertilizer application methods, re ned stormwater pumping practices, and erosion controls to reduce the amount of phosphorus transported in stormwater runoff to the Everglades and connected water bodies. In the C-139 Basin, the District has worked with farmers in recent years to improve the effectiveness of BMPs and address the unique challenges of achieving phosphorus reductions in the basin. Phosphorus can impact the Everglades ecosystem if stormwater runoff carries excess amounts into these unique wetlands. To meet the requirements of Floridas Everglades Forever Act, the amount of phosphorus leaving the EAA must be 25 percent less than the amount before phosphorus-reduction efforts started. Data show that a 79 percent phosphorus reduction was achieved for the 2011 monitoring period. The average reduction from the implementation of BMPs over the programs 16year history is 55 percent, more than twice the amount required by law. When measured in actual mass, 173.6 metric tons of phosphorus were prevented from entering the regional canal system, which sends water into the Everglades, during the 2011 monitoring period. Over the past 16 years, the BMP program has prevented 2,411 metric tons of phosphorus from leaving the EAA. In the C-139 Basin, a BMP program has been in place for the past eight years with the goal of reducing phosphorus discharges to historic levels. In November 2010, the program requirements were enhanced to further control phosphorus levels. The District uses a model to determine the phosphorus load that the agricultural region must achieve each year based on rainfall totals. For the 2011 monitoring period, the limit load was 31 metric tons. Data show the actual mass of phosphorus discharged from the basin during that time was 20 metric tons. Together with best farming practices, water leaving the EAA and C-139 Basins receive additional treatment in one of several Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) before entering the Everglades. These constructed wetlands are lled with aquatic vegetation and use green technology to further reduce phosphorus levels. Since 1994, the network of six STAs south of Lake Okeechobee with a combined treatment area of 45,000 acres have retained approximately 1,470 metric tons of phosphorus that would have otherwise entered the Everglades. Through the end of April 2011, more than 3,800 metric tons of phosphorus have been prevented from entering the Everglades through treatment wetlands and the BMP program covering the EAA. From May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011, the constructed wetlands treated more than 730,000 acre-feet of water. Overall, Florida has invested more than $1.8 billion to improve Everglades water quality since 1994. The District is currently expanding several water quality improvement projects to further enhance its water cleaning efforts: Construction is scheduled for completion in spring 2012 that will nearly double the size of STA-2 in western Palm Beach County to 15,140 acres. Known as Compartment B, the 6,817-acre expansion will help the STA achieve optimal performance. A 4,656-acre expansion of treatment wetlands in southeast Hendry County, also scheduled for completion in spring 2012, will further improve water quality owing into the Everglades. Construction of Compartment C, a $47.5 million investment, will connect two existing Stormwater Treatment Areas (STA-5 and STA-6) in the EAA and more than double water treatment capability at the site. During the past winter, District staff continued to enhance STA performance by installing earthen barriers and planting bulrush in STAs where water depths have limited cattail growth. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to email@example.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.James Davis Forbes, M.D., 78CLEWISTON James Davis Forbes, M.D., 78, passed away on Aug. 8, 2011, at his home in Clewiston. He was surrounded by his wife, Janice, of 59 years and family. He was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Ocala. Dr. Forbes, Jim, was the only child of Ima and Mary Laura Forbes. Upon graduating from Ocala High School in 1951, he matriculated at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. He and Janice married in December of the same year and spent the next eight years in Atlanta as Jim continued his studies at Emory School of Medicine. After his training in Jacksonville, and a stint as a Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force, Jim and Janice moved their growing family to Clewiston, Florida. Dr. Forbes spent the next 45 years caring for everyone from infants to seniors as one of the areas last rural family practice doctors. He also delivered babies and performed general surgery for 25 of those 45 years. In 1993, Dr. Forbes was chosen by the City o f Clewiston as the Honoree of the Sugar Festival, and in 1999 the Florida Rural Health Association honored him with the Wendell N. Rollason Service Award. In 2007, he received the Florid a Hospital Associations Lifetime Heroic Achievement Award. Jim Served the Lake Okeechobee communities as a board member of Dunklin Memorial Camp, Cross Training Ministries, The Agape Home, Hendry Regional Medical Center. Jim was an avid hunter and sherman, and he spent much of his free time in Chokoloskee and later Stuart. He is survived by his wife, Janice; his son, Davis; his daughters, Mary Edwards and Jenn y White; eight grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. The memorial service was held on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in the Evangel Assembly of God Church in Clewiston. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to the Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation. Please contact Glenda Wilson for more information regarding donations (863)983-2735 or online at www.hendryregional.org under the foundation page. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for the purpose of considering the levy of an increased non-ad valorem recreation special assessment on residential properties located within the West Hendry County Recreation Municipal Services Benefit Unit. The properties subject to the assessment are residential properties within the land area depicted on the map below. The public hearing will be held on the proposed increase at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, on September 13, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. All affected property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also have the right to file written objections with the County Commission within 20 days from the date of this publication. The County's mailing address is P.O. Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975. The proposed increased assessment will be collected by the Tax Collector and the assessment will continue indefinitely for subsequent years until the County Commission takes action to change it. The purpose of the increased non-ad valorem special assessment is to complete the recreation complex currently under development off of Forrey Avenue in LaBelle and to operate the recreation complex. The amount of the special assessment is proposed to increase from $75 per year per dwelling unit to $100 per year per dwelling unit. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such public hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Darrell R. Harris, Chairman NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON LEVY OF AN INCREASED NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD FOR WEST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATION MUNICIPAL SERVICES BENEFIT UNIT 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 18, 2011 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades Audubon September 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. The idea is to have a contiguous interlocking set of non-overlapping counts across North America. The following returning teams need additional counters, compilers and photographers: LaBelle, Clewiston, Pioneer, Muse, STA5, Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest/Spirit of the Wild, Fisheating Creek Campground, Lakeport/ Ft. Center/Curry Island and South Hendry (833/835). In order to get a good snapshot of our count area, volunteers are still needed to organize a team or do home counts at Ortona, Dinner Island/833, Felda, Hwy 80, S.R. 27 or Lake Okeechobee. This is the sixth year that Hendry and Glades County have participated in the fall count. Volunteers are needed to organize new counts in Okeechobee County as well. Contact Margaret England if you would like to join a team of volunteers or survey birds at your home. Volunteers, who will be citizen scientists for the day, will be counting common birds as well as those of special interest. One of the listed species of special concern in Florida is the Limpkin. Florida is the only state in the U.S. where Limpkins breed (FWC Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail). The Limpkin is a large dark brown bird with feathers on the head, neck, wings and much of the back and underparts marked with white, making the body look streaked and the head and neck light gray. It has long, dark-gray legs and a long neck. This bird has a long, heavy down curved yellowish bill with a dark tip. The closed bill has a gap just before the tip that makes the bill work like tweezers which the limpkin uses to extract snails out of their shells. They almost exclusively eat apple snails, but also eat other aquatic snails and bivalves that they nd by sight or touch. Other less important prey includes insects, frogs, lizards, crustaceans and worms. Limpkin, locally know as the wailing bird or crying bird, are easier to hear than to see. Their most common call is a loud wild wail or scream which is most often heard at night, dawn or dusk. It has been used for jungle sound effects in Tarzan lms and for the hippogriff in the lm Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Other calls include wooden clicking, clucks or a piercing bihk, bihk. Nests may be built on the ground, dense oating vegetation, in bushes or at any height in trees. A clutch will have three to eight eggs which can be gray-white to deep olive. Both parents incubate the eggs during the day, but only the female remains with the eggs at night. The young, who hatch at about 27 days, are covered with down and are capable of walking, running and swimming. Both parents feed the chicks who leave their parents at about 16 weeks. Limpkin can often be seen sitting on snags or foraging near the waters edge. They are being reported in wetland areas, ditches and ponds in inland Florida. If you would like to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers on the August 20th STA5 bird trip or September 17th NAMC send an e-mail to Margaret England, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 feature d birdwatching sites on the Hendry-Glades Audubon or Clewiston News Facebook pages. Inland Birdwatching Fun: Limpkin PHOTO / WADDY THOMPSONLimpkins and chicks. Margaret England
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 COINSAny and all coins made before 1970, rare coins, entire collections, silver dollars, half dollars, and all others.GOLDBroken and unused jewelry,dental gold, Krugerrands, Canadian Maple Leafs, Pandas, gold bars, U.S. Eagles, etc.SILVERFlatware, tea sets, goblets, jewelry and anything marked sterling. What We Buy: David Morgan STAFF WRITERIf you have a jewelry box with bling from an old fling, you may want to haul it down to the Holiday Inn Express this week. You may be sitting on a small fortune, explains IPEB show coordinator Gary Denomme, Todays gold & silver prices are at an all time high and its definitely a sellers market. One broken gold chain or an old class ring could be worth a weeks salary, said Denomme. People are just amazed at what these types of items are worth in todays market. I urge anyone with gold or silver in any form to sell it right now. For the past 25 years gold has been trading at levels below $350.00 per ounce and silver at $4.00 per ounce. Currently, gold and silver is trading at many times that price. IPEB professionals will test any of your gold or silver jewelry for free, so bring it in even if you are not sure what it is. ITS UNBELIEVABLE, I BROUGHT IN SOME OLD COINS THAT HAD BEEN IN A LITTLE CIGAR BOX FOR YEARS AND SOME OLD HERRINGBONE NECKLACESIN LESS THAN FIFTEEN MINUTES I LEFT WITH A CHECK FOR $700. Other items they will be looking at include dental gold, flatware sets, tea pots, silver platters, and anything marked .925 or sterling. Even if youre not sure what it is, bring it in and IPEB reps will test it for free. Silver coins made before 1970 including Silver Dollars, Half Dollars, Quarters and Dimes are highly sought after as well. These coins are 90% silver and worth many times their face value. IPEBs head company, THR & Associates hosts over 4000 shows each year throughout the US, Canada and Europe. They are one of the largest companies in the country that buys directly from the public. Their shows are held in all size markets and anyone can sell directly them. We pay on the spot, said Denomme. Its a fun experience and you can bring in your items and leave with cash in hand just a few minutes later. Other items the group will be buying this week include pocket and wrist watches, all old coins and currency, vintage guitars and musical instruments, war memorabilia, train sets, toys, pottery, dolls, diamonds, costume jewelry. If its old we want to see it. ESTATE BUYERS PAYING ON THE SPOT NEXT WEEK FOR YOUR VALUABLES! PAID ADVERTISEMENT BROKEN JEWELRYNew or Old: mismatched earrings, bracelets,loose diamonds, all gem stones, etc. Family cashes in on inherited sterling silverware set and walked away with a check for $1,746.00 INFORMATIONWHOPREMIERE ESTATE BUYERSWHATOPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO SELL THEIR VALUABLESWHEREHOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 3101 US HWY 441 S OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974WHENAUGUST 15TH 20TH MON
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If you lost your job through no fault of your own, and are facing foreclosure on your home, a federally-funded program could help. The federal government has allocated funding to help pay the mortgages of quali ed homeowners who are unemployed or underemployed through no fault of their own. Troubled homeowners in all 67 counties who want to apply for HHF nancial assistance will be able to do so via the web site at www.FLHardestHitHelp.org. Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) was directed by US Treasury (Treasury) to create and administer foreclosure prevention assistance programs that address the unique issues of our state. Treasury requires that Florida use a portion of these funds speci cally for targeted unemployment programs that provide temporary assistance to eligible homeowners. Funds can be used to help a homeowner who is in danger of foreclosure catch up on back mortgage payments or to help make mortgage payments for up to six months. Applicants must meet all of the Florida Hardest-Hit program requirements to be eligible. An eligible homeowner: Must be a Florida resident; Must occupy property as primary residence (the property cannot be vacant, abandoned or rented); Borrower/co-borrower must be unemployed or underemployed through no fault of his/her own, which makes the rst mortgage unaffordable; Must have documented total household income at or below 140% of the area median income (AMI), adjusted for household size; Must have an active checking/savings account that can be debited by the ACH method of funds transfer; May not have unencumbered assets of $5,000 or more, or three times the current monthly mortgage payment (whichever is greater); Cannot have a bankruptcy that has not been discharged or dismissed; and Cannot have been convicted of a mortgagerelated felony in the last 10 years. The current mortgage: Must be serviced by a participating lender, who agrees to accept payments on behalf of the homeowner; Must not be more than 180 days past due at the time of application; Must have been originated on or before January 1, 2009; and Must have an existing principal balance of less than $400,000. An eligible property must be the homeowner's primary residence, must be located in Florida and can be any one of the following structures: A single-family home; A condominium [unit must be listed on current Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae approved list]; A townhome; A manufactured or mobile home on a foundation permanently af xed to real estate owned by the homeowners; or, A two-, threeor four-family dwelling unit of which one unit is occupied by the homeowner as the primary residence. The property cannot be abandoned, vacant or condemned. The homeowner cannot have more than one property other than their primary residence. Applications for the program can be made online at www.FLHardestHitHelp.org. Consumers are warned that some scammers have been using the words "Hardest Hit" to make other web sites look like part of the of cial program. Please be aware that www. FLHardestHitHelp.org is the of cial website for Florida's Hardest-Hit Fund (HHF) information and to apply for assistance. Consumers are urged to verify that the website you are using is, in fact, the of cial Florida HHF website before you provide your personal information. If you are suspicious that the web site you are using is not the correct site, contact the HHF Information Line toll-free at 877-8635244 to verify the web site address. Application for the Florida's Hardest-Hit Fund program is FREE-OF-CHARGE and you will not be asked to pay for any eligibility determination services in conjunction with applying for the Florida HHF. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FALL SEMESTER 2011CLEWISTONADULT& COMMUNITYSCHOOL475 E. OSCEOLAAVE. CLEWISTON, FL 33440 (863) 983-1511Beginning August 22, 2011 thru December 9, 2011 Basic and High School Completion CourseCourse NumberDaysBegin DateEnd DateTimeResident TuitionNon Resident TuitionTeacherBldg/Rm ABE9900004-111Mon-Fri08/22/1112/09/118:30am-11:30am$30.00$120.00Mr. WayDay Lab ABE9900004-112Mon-Fri08/22/1112/09/1112:30pm-3:30pm$30.00$120.00Mr. WayDay Lab Ged Prep9900026-111Mon-Fri08/22/1112/09/118:30am-11:30am$30.00$120.00Mr. WayDay Lab Ged Prep9900026-112Mon-Fri08/22/1112/09/1112:30pm-3:30pm$30.00$120.00Mr. WayDay Lab ESOL9900040-111Mon-Fri08/22/1112/09/118:30am-11:30am$30.00$120.00Mr. Way/Mrs. RentasC.A.S. ESOL9900040-112Tues/Thur08/23/1112/08/111:00pm-4:00pm$30.00$120.00Mr. Way/Mrs. SantanaMontura's Club House Night-Time Classes CourseCourse NumberDaysBegin DateEnd DateTimeResident TuitionNon Resident TuitionTeacherBldg/Rm ABE9900004-113Mon/Wed09/12/1112/07/116:30pm-9:30pm$30.00$120.00Mrs. MoselyDay Lab ABE9900004-114Tues/Thur09/13/1112/08/116:30pm-9:30pm$30.00$120.00T.B.A.Day Lab Ged Prep9900026-113Mon/Wed09/12/1112/07/116:30pm-9:30pm$30.00$120.00Mrs. MoselyDay Lab Ged Prep9900026-114Tues/Thur09/13/1112/08/116:30pm-9:30pm$30.00$120.00T.B.A.Day Lab ESOL9900040-113Mon/Wed09/12/1112/06/116:30pm-9:30pm$30.00$120.00Mrs. JeanC.A.S. Continuing Workforce Education Classes CourseCourse NumberDaysBegin DateEnd DateTimeResident TuitionNon Resident TuitionTeacherBldg/Rm Sub TeacherE91010P-111T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.6:30pm-9:30pm$63.50$153.50Mrs. WayC.A.S. Basic ComputerE91010B-111T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.6:30pm-9:30pm$63.50$153.50T.B.A.C.A.S. Consersational E91010P-112T.B.A.T.B.A.T.B.A.6:30pm-9:30pm$63.50$153.50T.B.A.C.A.S. SpanishRegistration fees will be collected at time of enrollment and are non-refundable.Other classes may be offered provided sufficient enrollment. Counseling and tutoring are available. For more information on classes and registration, please call (863) 983-1511. CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE IN REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR DISABILITY. 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 18, 2011 Mortgage Help Available for Those Who Lost Jobs Glades CountyVance 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 be completed 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. This project is expected to be completed by end of August 2011, weather permitting. The contractor is Ameriseal Highway Striping, Inc. 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 traf c. Construction is expected to be completed in late summer 2011. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. Hendry CountySR 80: From Cowboy Way to Clark Street: Maintenance permit project --Contractor crews will be replacing their cable in this area, no lane closures expected, but motorist should be aware of equipment and workers in this area. SR 80: At SR 29 intersection: Maintenance permit project --Contractor crews will need to check the monitoring wells from 6 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday, August 16, weather permitting. Motorists should expect a lane closures and should be aware of equipment and workers in this area. SR 29: South from A Road to Helms Road: Maintenance permit project --Crews will be replacing power poles in this area. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting with agmen on site to assist with traf c. SR 29: From SR 80 to Cowboy Way: Maintenance permit project --Sidewalk repairs are underway in this area. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures while crews work on the concrete pour. Trucks are entering and exiting the work area, please use caution. This project will be completed by mid-June. Roadwatch for the Week of Aug. 14Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 18, 2011 F rom Glades to Palm Beach County: Sports Page SUBMITTED PHOTOThe Youth Center wants to greatly appreciate their Head Summer Camp Counselors Maranda Berner, Meredith Kane and Brittani Barnes. Thanks for all your hard work! SUBMITTED PHOTOFish Camp getting ready to go shing out on Lake Okeechobee. SUBMITTED PHOTOMaribel Sanchez holding a baby alligator on the Summer Campss trip to Gatorama. SUBMITTED PHOTO
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 18, 2011 pans, broken appliances and other items that arent being used. Empty and clean birdbaths and pets water bowls at least once or twice a week. Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that dont accumulate water. Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated and empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. Cover your skin with: Clothing If you must be outside when mosquitoes are active, cover up. Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeves. Repellent Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the labels instructions. Repellents with 10-30 percent DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old. Cover doors and windows with screens: Keep mosquitoes out of your house. Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios. There is no speci c medication for dengue but people who think they may have dengue should consult their healthcare provider. They should also try to avoid mosquito bites to prevent spread of the virus. Outbreaks of dengue occur primarily in areas where certain types of mosquitoes live. This includes most tropical urban areas outside of the United States. Dengue viruses may be introduced into areas by travelers who become infected while visiting other areas of the tropics where dengue commonly exists. FeverContinued From Page 1 SUBMITTED PHOTOAreas in the Western Hemisphere where Dengue exists according to the CDC. She competed and won in a series of tournaments before PennsylvaniaBY CHARLES M. MURPHY Glades County DemocratRaeley Matthews had a busy summer as she competed in Miami and Hershey, Pennsylvania in a national track and eld competition. Matthews, a fth grader for Okeechobee Schools, nished second in the nation at the Hersheys Finals earlier this month in Pennsylvania in the girls ages 9-10 division. It was the end of a long series of events for Matthews. She won her school track meet at the Brighton Charter School last spring, the Pemayetv Emahakv School, won the Okeechobee County Track Meet at OHS, and then the regional in Miami. It was fun and I really liked it, Raeley said, I didnt feel any pressure. I had a pretty good feeling that I would go to Pennsylvania. Raeley said she was impressed with how different Pennsylvania was. She said she expects to go back to the event next year. She has made the state nals two years in a row. Matthews best toss at the nationals measured 113 feet. The winner, Amelia Baldo, won with a toss of 114 2. Matthews got to stay at the Elizabethtown College dormitory, and received autographs from Olympic stars Carl Lewis and Rafer Johnson. She also got to exchange t-shirts with contestants from other states and got to attend the Hersheys Chocolate Factor and Amusement Park. Matthews has also played Firestix Softball for three years. She competed against 13 other girls at the Hersheys North American Final. There were a total of 480 athletes at the various events. Her mom, Pam Matthews, a teacher and Coach for Brighton Charter, was a 1993 graduate of Okeechobee High School. She went to college at Lake City Community College and Florida Southern College on a softball scholarship. She played under Amy Williams at OHS when softball was still slow pitch. She made the adjustment to fast pitch softball while in college. The OHS softball team made it to the state tournament during her junior and senior years. She was all Treasure Coast Conference as a senior. Matthews was also all area in Volleyball during high school. Pam said she didnt expect her daughter to make it to the nationals because there is a lot of strong competition. She said her son Zeke Matthews, a Dixie Youth Ozone all-star this year, has also caught the Hersheys fever and wants to earn a trip there next year. It was such an awesome experience. Raeley is bound and determined to go back to the event. Shell be one of the younger athletes so she will have to work extra hard, she added. Pam said she was also impressed what the Hersheys company has done for the community. Milton Hershey started a school for orphan boys and the school now serves students with special needs. She said it is an amazing school that shows how much Hershey cared about students and their well-being. Raeleys dad, Brett Matthews, is also an OHS graduate. He is the owner of Johns Towing. Matthews is believed to be only the third Okeechobee athlete to compete at the Hersheys Nationals. Gene Harris, who pitched in the major leagues, and Erena Billie, are the other athletes. Gabe Greseth also represented Okeechobee at the State Hersheys Finals in the softball throw. Local Girl Second in Nation on Softball Throw Raeley Matthews Farmers in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), south of Lake Okeechobee, achieved a record-setting 79 percent phosphorus reduction in the water leaving the farming region -more than three times less phosphorus than the state requirement. The South Florida Water Management District, the agency tasked with Everglades restoration, announced today that the EAAs onfarm Best Management Practices (BMPs), developed by university scientists in collaboration with farmers, are a resounding success. The District praised EAA farmers for being proactive and often implementing more BMPs than what is required. Were proud of farmers accomplishments cleaning water, with an average phosphorus reduction of 55 percent over the last 16 years, said Barbara Miedema, vice president of the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative. When the BMP program was rst envisioned in 1991, no one imagined it would be this effective over the long term. Its an example of the kind of success that can be achieved in partnership with scientists and farmers, who roll up their sleeves to get the job done. In addition to improving water quality using high-tech sustainable practices, more than $200 million has been paid by farmers for the construction of Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) to further clean water. Built on 60,000 acres of former farmland, the STAs have reduced phosphorus to the Everglades Protection Area by an additional 1,470 metric tons. Thats in addition to the 2,400 metric tons of phosphorus removed by farmers. Along with being stable economic drivers and job providers for our state and county, farmers have a long track record of supporting and implementing Everglades restoration, said Gaston Cantens, vice president of Florida Crystals Corporation. Todays record-breaking results are another example of the proven success of our sustainable practices and demonstrate the signi cant role our farms continue to play in protecting and preserving the Everglades ecosystem, as the design was intended.Fast FactsSupports 766,000 jobs Generates $100 billion annual economic impact in Florida Responsible for $3 billion in tax revenue for local and state government Florida Sugar Industry provides 7,000 direct jobs & 23,500 indirect jobs Florida Sugar Industry generates $2 billion economic impact South Florida Farmers Achieve Record Year in Water Quality Success Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 6.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.58/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.60/g, according to gasoline price website FloridaStateGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 91.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 6.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 6.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 85.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. Retail Gas Prices Fall Slightly
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting Darrell Harris, P.O. Box 1980, LaBelle, Fl. 33975, Telephone (863) 674-4113 Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An application can not be approved unless it contain s complete eligibility information. Once approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization o f changes in income and household size. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, households must complete the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal's office in each school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Households that receive SNAP(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child's name, SNAP/ TANF case number, and signature of adult household member. Foster children will receive benefits (i.e., free, reduced-price, or paid) based on the child's personal income regardless of t he income of the household. Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison Jodi Bell at (863) 674 4108. For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service member 's income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income. All other households must provide the following information listed on the application: Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member; Names of all household members check the "no income" box if applicable; if household member is a child, list school name for each; Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word "NONE" for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school. Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy Darrell Harris, Food Service Manager will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, h e or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing to Gordon Swaggerty, P.O. Box 1980, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (863) 674-4113 Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by th e school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs. FLORIDAINCOME ELIGIBILITYGUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS Effective from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 To determine annual income: If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52. If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26. If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24. If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12. Remember: The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or other deductions must be reported. "In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office o f Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDAis an equal opportunity provider and employer." H e n d r y C o u n t y S c h o o l B o a r dA n n o u n c e s i t s p o l i c y f o r F r e e a n d R e d u c e d P r i c e M e a l s f o r s t u d e n t s u n d e r t h eN A T I O N A L S C H O O L L U N C H A N D B R E A K F A S T P R O G R A M S SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 LaBelle 863-675-2441WED & SA T FROM 8AM TO 10AM IMMOKALEEANIMALCLINIC1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee 239-657-2266WED & SA T FROM 10:30AM TO NOON CLEWISTONMOBILEUNITCLINICat the Tractor Supply Store Clewiston 863-675-2441WED 2PM TO 4PM 3 Year Rabies $10 Parvo/Distemper $12Free Spay and Neuter with full puppy and kitten shotsDisclaimer:The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 18, 2011 but facials, massages and tanning. They are open from Tuesday through Friday, with plans to be open on Saturday after their grand opening Aug. 27. Taylor hopes that InSPArations will be more than just a salon but a ministry to local residents. It is more than just a salon, it is a ministry, she said. I want it to be a place where people will feel better about themselves by the time they leave. If you like to know more, give Hattie Taylor a call at 863-227-0103. SpaContinued From Page 1 SUBMITTED PHOTOHattie Taylor, left, giving a costumer a manicure. SUBMITTED PHOTOA couple ladies getting pedicures by some of InSPArations staff.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-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 spesiyal 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 dentreprendre 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, Telefono (863) 675-5217 TDD 1 800 955 8770 6 1 800 955 8771 Via Florida Relay Service. 394643 CN 8/11,18/2011 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 Administrative 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 TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-001219 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, LOUIS MARY TELUSNOR, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 04, 2011 and entered in Case No 26-2010CA-001219 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and LOUIS MARY TELUSNOR; MARTHA TELUSNOR; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AQUA FINANCE, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 11, BLOCK E, FT. DENAUD ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 108, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 MERITT MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# FLHML2F54718710A AND FLHML2F54718710B. A/K/A 591 NILES STREET LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must Me a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 9, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10104155 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.394974 CN 8/18,25/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-001007 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. LILLIE MAE BIERS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 2nd, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2009CA-001007 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and LILLIE MAE BIERS; DAVID BIERS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 31 day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, BLOCK 2326, PORT LABELLE UNIT 9, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 144, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 8053 SUNRISE CIRCLE LABELLE, FL 33935Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 9, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 3622-5018F09084466See Americans with Disabilities Act in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whole of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3132, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8711 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding.394833 CN 8/18,25/2011 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 o f 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 representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents 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 AFTE R 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 decedents 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 FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS 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 email@example.com Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire FBN: 146528 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Clerks 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 o f 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. BUTLE R Clerk of Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 394118 CB 8/11,18/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE CHANCES TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL. 33935 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DUE TO NON PAYMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES. PURSUANT TO SUB SECTION 713.78 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTE. CHANCES TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS. 08/28/2011 @ 8:00AM 2007 NISS VIN #1N4BA41E77C813292 393598 CB/CGS 8/18/11 NOTICE 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 Districts 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 CLERKS 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 FORFEITURE COMPLAINT On July 25, 2011, the Glades County Sheriffs 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 8/11,18/2011 NOTICE OF MEETING The Barron Water Control District Board of Supervisors will conduct a Board of Supervisors Meeting at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the of ce of the District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle. The purpose of this meeting will be to conduct routine business. This meeting is open to the public. Mark Colbert, Chairman 394910 CB/CGS 8/18/2011 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on August 29, 2011 at 10:00a.m.: 1996 Dodge, 2B6HB21Y0TK179886 1996 Ford, 1FALP52U4TA288308 1993 Mazda, JM2UF313XP0379265 395174 CN 8/18/2011 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The public is invited to attend.395185 CN 8/18/2011 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING The Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District will be holding a 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 and amend the Districts Policy and Procedure Handbook 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 CLERKS OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 395186 CN 8/18/2011 Employment Full TimeAccepting applications for: LOAN INTERVIEWER Must have excellent communication skills, previous experience preferred, Bi-lingual a must. Must be pro cient in all Microsoft Of ce programs. May apply in person or mail resume to: 1099 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440, Attn: Marta or email resume to: loans@ evergladesfcu.com RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE Royals Furniture is accepting applications for Bilingual (Spanish/English) Retail Sales Associate with strong communication skills and with previous sales or customer Service experience. Must pass a preemployment drug screen and background check. Competitive salary and bene t package. Apply in person at Royals Furniture at 225 West Canal Street, Belle Glade. Employment MedicalACE HOMECARE a dynamic home health agency needs Full-Time OT, home health care experience preferred. Per Diem MSW, RN, LPN, and SLP. 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REDUCED $83,900 Owner nancing avail. (843)766-9434. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Pickup TrucksDANA 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 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 18, 2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice
Highlands County HOME Consortium Sixth Program Year Action Plan NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Heartland Rural HOME Consortium (which includes DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties, Florida) is applying to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the 2011-2012 allocation under the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME). This Sixth Program Year Action Plan is submitted under a new Consolidated Plan for 2011-2016. The preliminary activities, with the estimated dollar amount for which the Consortium is applying are: Funding Source Budget HOME Investment Partnership $589,290 Total $589,290 Planned Activities Budget HOME Homeownership $441,968 Community Housing Development Corporations (15%) $88,393 Administration $58,929 Each County in the Consortia has adopted a single anti-displacement and relocation plan before submission of the Consolidated Plan. The Consortia will assist displaced persons with grant funds, as indicated in the budget and policy. A required 25% match will be covered by on-going activities in each County under the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program. Two Public Hearings to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the Sixth Program Year Action Plan and Consolidated Plan 2011-2016 will be held at 198 6th Street, Moore Haven, FL beginning at 10:00 a.m. on August 17, 2011, and at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL, on August 18, 2011 beginning at 1:00 p.m. A draft copy of the Annual Plan will be available for review at that time. A nal copy of the application will be made available at the Highlands County Housing Department, 7205 S. George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875 on August 30, 2011 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Sixth Program Year Action Plan will be submitted to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before August 14, 2010. To obtain additional information concerning the application and the Public Hearings contact Jeannie DuBenion, Highlands County Community Service Program Interim Director, at (863) 402-6626. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Jeannie DuBenion at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should also contact Jeannie DuBenion at (863) 402-6626 at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (800) 955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Jeannie DuBenion at (863) 402-6626 at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting. Pursuant 91.225, the following certi cations will be submitted to HUD with the Sixth Program Year Action Plan. The certi cations will be made available by Highlands County Housing Department and HUD for public inspection upon request. These certi cations will be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum period of ve years. 1. Af rmatively furthering fair housings; 2. Anti-displacement and relocation plan; 3. Drug-free workplace; 4. Anti-lobbying; 5. Authority of Jurisdiction; 6. Consistency with Plan; 7. Acquisition and Relocation; and 8. Section 3. A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION 395188 CN 8/18/2011 NOTICE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that a variance has been granted to Mr. Mark F. Lapp, County Attorney, Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975-2340, to provide monitoring relief from Rule 62-610.865(8), F.A.C., for the Port LaBelle Wastewater Treatment Plant. Hendry County blends the ef uent from said plant with the demineralization concentrate from Port LaBelles reverse osmosis drinking water treatment plant prior to disposal in Hendry Countys onsite restricted public access rapid in ltration basin. Rule 62-610.865(8), F.A.C., requires continuous monitoring of the blend for speci c conductance and weekly monitoring for TSS, uoride, TDS, chlorides, pH, and sodium adsorption ratio. This variance reduces the monitoring frequency for these parameters to quarterly. Only the monitoring frequency has been relaxed. No applicable ef uent or ground water standards have been relaxed. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Mediation is not available. If a timely and suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is led, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). In accordance with Rules 28-106.111(2) and 62-110.106 (a) (4), F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing must be led within 21 days of publication of the notice or receipt of written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may also request an extension of time to le a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be led with the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time will toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. Upon motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to le a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect, the Department may also grant the requested extension of time. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that right. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interest are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agencys proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agencys proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Departments action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Under sections 120.569(2) (c) and (d) of the Florida Statutes, a petition for administrative hearing shall be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely led. Complete copies of all documents relating to this determination are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901. The contact person is Brandon Ivy at 239-344-5653. 395187 CN/CB 8/18/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE The following vehicles and equipment are available for sale by the City of Pahokee by sealed bid. Vehicles may be viewed at the City of Pahokee Motor Pool area, 1501 McClure Rd., Pahokee, Fl., beginning Monday, August 29, 2011 through Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 8 am to 4 pm, excluding weekends. You must notify staff that you are on the property. The bid items may also be viewed on the City website at www.cityofpahokee.com. Sealed bids are due by 12:00 pm on Monday September 12, 2011 and will be opened at 1:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers located at 360 E. Main St., Pahokee, FL. 33476. Buyers do not need to be present. Winning bidders must make full payment by Thursday, September 15, 2011 or the vehicle or equipment will be awarded to the next highest bidder. All vehicles are sold as is and must be removed from city property by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2011. Vehicles not removed, will be towed from city property. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bid Item # Description VIN or Serial Number Minimum Bid Bid # 1 1999 Ford F-150 1FTZX1726YNA89099 $ 800.00 Bid # 2 1994 Ford Econoline Van 1FBJS31H2RHA73930 $ 800.00 Bid # 3 2003 Chevrolet Blazer 1GNCS13X53K154838 $2500.00 Bid # 4 2002 Ford Taurus 1FAFP522X2A198073 $2000.00 395235 CN 8/18/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE The Joint Glades/Hendry Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged will have a meeting on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. It will be held at the Hendry County Administrative Of ces, 165 South Lee Street, Suite A, Labelle, Florida. All meetings of the Local Coordinating Board are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Brian Raimondo at the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council by calling (239) 338-2550, Ext. 211 or by e-mail at email@example.com at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call (800) 955-8770 (Voice) or 800-955-8771 (TDD). The SWFRPCs planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status may le a complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation, District One, Title VI Coordinator Robin Parrish at (863) 519-2675 or by writing her at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. 394832 GCD 8/18/2011 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Everglades Farms Inc. (Felda) PO Box 5101, Immokalee, FL 34143, has submitted Application 110707-10 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00520-W to irrigate 77.5 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sur cial Aquifer and the project is located in Section 29, Township 45 South, Range 33 East. Tropical Oaks Farms Inc. (Tropical Oaks Farms F/K/A Hansen Grove) 2633 Fort Denaud Road, Labelle, FL 33953, has submitted Application 110715-18 for modi cation of Water Use Permit 26-00062-W to irrigate 38 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Floridan Aquifer and the project is located in Section 13, Township 43 South, Range 28 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the Districts website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 394949 CN 8/18/2011 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 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 Clerks 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 394834 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 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 Clerks 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 394837 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 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 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Glades County: Lykes Bros Inc (Thistle Pen Pond and Brighton Grove 6 Pump Station) 106 SW County Road 721, Okeechobee, FL 34974, has submitted Application 110711-12 for modi cation of Surface Water Management Permit 22-00019-S for 8,396 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the C-40 Canal and the project is located in Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, Township 38 South, Range 42 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the Districts website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 394944 GCD 8/18/2011 NOTICE OF SHERIFFS 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 Sheriffs 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 Sheriffs 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 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 Clerks 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 394836 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 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 Clerks 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 394840 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 Clerks 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 394838 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 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 Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 18, 2011
Public Notice 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 Clerks 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 394842 CGS 8/4,11,18,25/2011 Public Notice Roofing HERES MY C HERES MY C ARD! ARD!These hometown businesses appreciate your support! $90for 6 Weeks Call 863-983-9148 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more! 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 18, 2011 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! Life is a JourneyBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchThis summer, Kathy and I went on a road trip out west that netted over 4,000 miles on the road. Hours together in a vehicle can really test a relationship. When youre driving, the real you comes out to play. At least thats the case for me and I would venture to guess for a lot of others, too. The good news is that our marriage not only survived, but thrived. What made our trip special was that while we had our destination, we were able to go with the ow and enjoy the journey and points of interest along the way. Thats not to say there werent some trying moments. The love of my life and self-appointed director of my driving had some doubts about my decision to leave Georgia and travel north to Tennessee in order to go to west Texas. We traveled unfamiliar roads and encountered spaghetti layouts of roads and loops that increased our prayer lives. Through all of these, we relied on our GPS to direct us as to which way to turn and what direction to go. Did we always know exactly where we were? No. But we were not lost, even when we made wrong turns, because we knew our GPS would help direct us back to where we needed to go. That took away a lot of worry. I have to admit that there have been times in my life when I have felt lost. My human tendency is to take control of the wheel and navigate through everything myself. Faithful logic tells me to turn on my spiritual GPS (God Positioning System), trusting that God will direct and redirect me in the way I need to go, even when I make a wrong turn or decision. That also takes away a lot of worry. Life is a journey. How much we enjoy the ride is determined in large part by our attitudes and the kind of preparations and decisions we make. One of the best decisions we can make is to activate our spiritual GPS and follow Gods direction.A Fish Doesnt Know its Swimming in WaterBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchWe seem to rely on old habits and patterns of doing things. When things change around us and the old ways dont work, frustration and gloom set in. I realize that if I want to lose weight, I will have to change my diet; the old one will no longer work if I am going to be thin. An Indian chief spoke to me one day about the problems with young people in his community and asked Why cant the elders speak to them about their (substance abuse) and get them to stop? I explained that there were other factors involved that have come from outside of their usual experiences; something new encountered from a different culture. Our Everglades is being invaded by foreign species of snakes; the ecological system is being changed and natures former balances are being threatened. We could talk about a global economy and how what is going on a half-world away affects us here at home when it never used to be that way. On and on; so many potential areas where the old, habitual ways of doing things arent working as they used to once keep us safe. There is a living witness in my household; my 97-year old mother, who has lived through more changes than I can imagine or really comprehend. World War I, World War II, the Depression of the 1930s, the coming of radio and the telephone-antiquated by many of todays means of communicating, the changes in our national demographics, the advances in medicine, and on and on. Each required new adjustments, new shifts in thinking, new ways of doing things. There are many Biblical analogues as I read them. A man born blind who is healed by the Lord; but the Pharisees are worried about just how He did it and if He is really one of them (John 9:1ff), a Centurian who carries out the orders of an oppressive and occupying army, but Jesus heals his servant in spite of it (Luke 7:6ff), a Canaanite woman who has a sick daughter and is rebuffed, but keeps coming back even though not being o f the faithful, and her daughter is healed (Matthew 15:21ff); a crippled woman who is healed on the Sabbath; something known to go against Gods Law as it was understood (Luke 13:10ff)and on and on. How quickly we seem to overlook that one o f the greatest gifts given to us is Jesus examples o f working and thinking outside of the box. Perhaps one of our greatest limitations is our inability to see that there are other ways of doing things, other worlds to know and understand, other ways of nding and knowing God. A sh doesnt know hes swimming in water; it keeps him from knowing so much more. Our great heritage of faith gives us directions to look beyond ourselves and what weve taken for granted. The Lord opened doors; He can open up lives. That certainly is among His greatest gifts to us.The Perfect CounselorBY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchIt was a sordid story of immorality, unfaithfulness and twisted relationships. I felt sorry for her as she poured out the horrid details which has turned her life into a nightmare. She concluded by saying, I dont think anyone could straighten out this mess. I was inclined to agree. The wisdom of Solomon could not have untangled the web of people and circumstances, but I was reminded of the help our Lord offers even when the wisdom and skills of human counselors have been exhausted. For various reasons human counselors are often ineffective. 1. If they havent personally experienced the problem, they may be unable to identify with it. And if they cant identify with it, their advice -while well-intended, may be shallow. 2. If they wonder how anyone could be so unfeeling, immoral and foolish as to become involved in the confessed sin, they will be aloof, perhaps self-righteous and without sympathy. 3. Even if they extend valuable support and advice, there comes a time when they can go no further. Theyve given all the help they can, and additional meetings, while perhaps supportive, are redundant. But Jesus has none of these limitations. He knows every situation completely and is able to help from beginning to end (Heb. 4:15; 2:18). His knowledge is unlimited. He never comes to the point where there is nothing left to say. And He is always available. His counsel is perfect. His grace inexhaustible. RELIGION COLUMNS
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"A four-day event of this magnitude is stressful to deal with, especially when you're close to the top most of the days," said Martin, who boosted his FLW Outdoors earnings to more than $1.8 million with the win. "I had to play a mind trick on myself and pretend like tomorrow was the nal day and today was the cut day I was going to try to catch a big bag. "I think the biggest factor when you win a tournament is con dence," Martin added. "The rst day of the tournament I caught a couple of real big sh right off the bat and I told my partner, I can win the tournament in this spot.' Lo and behold, that's exactly what happened." Martin said he shed main lake areas around Bird Island, Pollard Creek and Mountain Harbor to claim his title. Martin keyed in on an area that w as holding 4and 5-inch shad in 23 to 27 feet of water. The area featured brush piles, but Martin said the key was the wind that was keeping the shad near the brush piles for the feeding bass. He said any brush piles that he found that didn't have bait sh in the area didn't produce the healthier bass he used to ll his limits. "If you looked at this particular spot on a map y ou would never think it would be a fantastic place," Martin said. "As a matter of fact, I found it by accident. I was graphing and looking for bait, and as I went through this area and not really thinking I was going to nd anything, my graph lit up real well and I saw all the bait. I turned around and started shing through it." Martin said he used three main rigs during the tournament, all of which were anchored by Kistler rods. On his swimbait rig, Martin used a 7-foot, 10-inch Z-Bone model rod and an Abu Garcia Revo Premier reel with 10-pound-test Seaguar line. The bait was a Gary Yamamoto swimbait on the back of a Sworming Hornet Fish Head Spin or a hollow belly swimbait on a 7/16-ounce head slow-rolled in deep water. "Any time you sh a swimbait, the size of the line makes a big difference," Martin said. "If the diameter's too thick, the bait's not going to get down to the proper depth and stay there." Martin's 10-inch ribbontail worm setup was a 7-foot, 6-inch Z-Bone model rod and an Abu Garcia Revo Premier reel with 12-pound-test Seaguar line. Martin shed the worm with a 3/8-ounce weight and 5/0 worm hook. Martin said he caught a few sh during the rst three days of competition on a drop-shot rig consisting of a 7-foot Z-Bone model rod and a Shimano Stradic reel with 10-pound-test Spiderwire line and an 8-pound-test Seaguar leader. The hook was a 1/0 with a 5/16-ounce tungsten weight, and Martin tipped the rig with a Morning Dawn-colored RoboWorm or a watermelon candy-colored nesse worm. Martin said he dyed the tail tips chartreuse. Overall there were 39 bass weighing 81 pounds, 1 ounce caught by pros Sunday. The catch included ve ve-bass limits. Coverage of the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup will be broadcast in high-de nition (HD) on VERSUS. "FLW Outdoors" will air Sept. 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow FLW Outdoors on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWOutdoors. Martin Claims Championship Title at Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita SUBMITTED PHOTONational Guard pro Scott Martin of Clewiston wins Forrest Wood Cup in Hot Springs, AR.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 A TRADITION OFExcellence A TRADITION OFExcellence Scott Sentgeorge, TKA Principal s.sentgeorge.tka.net 863-983-5388 561-767-0227 Brenda Braddock, CCS Principal email@example.com 863-983-5388 561-767-0227THE KINGS ACADEMYCLEWISTON Welcomes you to the new school year!Stop by our Combined Campus to learn about The Kings Academy and Clewiston Christian School& CLEWISTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOLTour Our Facility Experience Our Instructional Technology Meet Our Teachers and Administrators Small Classes and Dedicated Christian Teachers Individualized Attention and Great Resources Financial Assistance available TKA Junior High and High SchoolCollege Preparatory curriculum Advanced Placement and Honors level classes Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, and Softball Programs Fine Arts Program Student Life Activities CCS Preschool and ElementaryThe 2011 Stanford-10 National Test Score Report States that 41% of all CCS students of cially rank in the SA s Top Ten Percent Visit PK and VPK Preschool Programs Learn about our Aftercare program 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 18, 2011 Wet season rainfall has provided signi cant short-term relief from a dry period that started last October, but groundwater and lake levels in some areas remain below average for this time of year. The District is saving as much water as possible. However, not all rainfall can be retained due to limited storage space and the need for immediate ood protection. W ater shortage ordersModi ed Phase II restrictions, effective March 26, limit landscape irrigation to two days per week throughout the District. Modi ed Phase III restrictions, effective June 10, limit landscape irrigation to one day per week in the City of West Palm Beach's utility service area, including the City of West Palm Beach and the towns of South Palm Beach and Palm Beach. On June 13, the West Palm Beach City Commission implemented additional emergency restrictions for its utility service area. The resolution can be viewed here. Landscape irrigation using reclaimed water is not restricted under the orders. Additional watering is permitted for new plantings. Irrigation times vary by area: -For Broward, Glades, Hendry, Martin, MiamiDade, Monroe, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties. Also for portions of Osceola County within the SFWMD boundaries, the Town of Windermere in Orange County, cities within Lee County except Cape Coral and Palm Beach County except areas served by the West Palm Beach utility.Golf coursesModi ed Phase I restrictions, effective March 26, require a 15-percent cutback for golf course irrigation in Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties. -Effective Aug. 7 through Oct. 31, a temporary modi cation allows golf courses to apply for a variance if needed for new plantings or other course rehabilitation.Lake Okeechobee Service Area (LOSA)Modi ed Phase III restrictions, effective May 19, require a 45-percent reduction in surface water withdrawals for all agricultural, nursery and diversion and impoundment users within LOSA, which includes portions of Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties and the Everglades Agricultural Area.Hurricane SeasonIn preparation for storms, residents are encouraged to check swales and drainage systems to ensure that there are no blockages that impede water ow. Land adjacent to canal embankments must be clear of shrubs and other encroaching objects. District-Wide Conditions for August 15 Photo / Laura MathisYouth Alive lock inYouth Alive Youth Group from the First Baptist Church of Moore Haven and the Crossroads Youth Ministry from United Methodist Church teamed up for an end of summer lock in. There were 46 youths from Moore Haven, Clewiston, LaBelle, and Naples. Youth had a great time eating and playing games and learning how important it is to build Christian relationships. Thanks to all who made the event possible. WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? e vents? | photos? | tips? | stories ? Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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