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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven Fla
Publication Date: 10-06-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011 50¢ Plus tax Vol. 83 No. 112 West Glades Photos Page 13 Volleyball Page 12 Suspect Chased Into Cane Field Page 22 BY ERIC KOPP Glades County DemocratArea law enforcement of cers are learning the hard way that it's much easier to arrest someone for being in possession of or selling K-2 or Spice than actually getting them before a judge. A law went into effect in Florida on July 1 that banned the sale of synthetic marijuana, or cannabinoid. These legal' substances are commonly referred to as K-2, Spice, Mr. Nice Guy, Genie, Yucatan Fire, Skunk and many other names. These substances, sold many times as incense, contain chemicals that mimic THC -the active ingredient in marijuana -and produce a marijuana-like high. In recent years these substances have become increasingly popular with teens and young adults. For simplicity, these different substances will be referred to by one name -Spice. Prior to July 1, Spice was legally sold over the counter at many different retail outlets including convenience stores and head shops. Since Governor Rick Scott signed a bill making it illegal to sell, manufacture, distribute or possess these synthetic cannabinoids, members of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force have made at least four arrests. Not only have none of these cases gone before a judge, three cases have since been dropped. All four of those arrested on a felony possession charge were released on their own recognizance (ROR) by the rst appearance judge. One problem is judges are asking law enforcement to name the illegal substance in their probable cause statements. But because manufacturers keep changing the chemical composition of these substances, it's next to impossible for law enforcement to know what the illegal substance actually is. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) manufacturers commonly use Florida’s ‘Spice’ Law Hard to EnforceSee Law — Page 10 PHOTO/ LAURA MATHISJunior Ashley Lara ghts to save the Terriers from the opposing Tigers scoring a point against them in this Sept. 19 match up between Moore Haven and Clewiston JV Volleyball.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523 of Moore Haven (101 Avenue J) would like to share their activities with members and friends. Steak Dinners on Friday’s from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Breakfast the rst and third Sunday mornings from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meetings are as follows: Men Aerie second and fourth Thursday’s at 7 p.m. Lady Auxiliary rst and third Thursdays at 7 p.m. Eagles are hometown builders who support our police, re ghters, and others who protect and serve.The Muse Community A ssociation Oct. 8 County Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 Bingo at 6 p.m. (third Saturday of each month) Oct. 20 Regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. (third Thursday of each month) There will be no Jam Session on Oct. 22. All of the events are open to the public. All of the events w ill held at the Muse Community Center Building on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720). For more information, please call 863-6740467.Successful Small BusinessJoin the Small Business Administration, the Small Business Development Center and the Glades County Economic Development Council for this small business workshop on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Moore Haven Library. For more information or to register, call 239-745-3700.Time to Register for Art in the ParkArea artists and craftsmen are cordially invited to exhibit and sell their work at “Art in the Park” in Moore Haven on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The purpose of the event, now in its seventh year, is to bring artists and the public together for their mutual bene t, in a pleasing setting where people can relax and linger. The venue is the Glades County Public Library and adjacent park across the street from the Caloosahatchee River in Moore Haven’s Historic District. Painters, sculptors, potters, photographers, and hand-crafters are encouraged to reserve their place now. Non-juried and free for artists and public. Parking is free and convenient. Exhibitors are responsible for their own setups. The event is sponsored by the Glades County Public Library and its advisory board. The library’s address is 201 Riverside Drive. For more information and to reserve a place, call Mary Booher, Director of Libraries, at 863946-0744.Live Weather UpdatesGlades County can now see live weather updates and a still picture from the Courthouse in Moore Haven. Glades County Emergency Management purchased a new weather station from WeatherBug for live weather updates and the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce purchased the camera for security. Both are located at 500 Ave J in Moore Haven. You can search for WeatherBug on the internet and locate the station named Glades County Public Safety to see the live weather update and the link to the live camera. The camera will be set up to take still pictures and video then they will be downloaded at Emergency Management and the Sheriff’s Of ce. Emergency Management will be able to see live weather information 24 hours a day 365 days a year from any computer to ensure we are prepared to warn the citizens of Glades County. 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 Wednesdays 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 NEWSSee Lakeport — Page 15

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 DENTAL1 1 8 6 3 9 8 3 9 1 4 8 WEIGHTLOSS HEALTHCARE DERMATOLOGYi i n t h e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The Sun C a l l T o A d v e r t i s e 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 C a l l T o A d v e r t i s e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The Sun 1 8 6 3 9 8 3 9 1 4 8 DERMATOLOGY DENTAL 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 86.Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. East wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East wind between 10 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a east wind between 15 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Breezy, with a east wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 74.Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. 11.11 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a east wind between 15 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

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BY ROBERT H. WELLS UFRemarkable bacteria that resist arsenic could greatly enhance cleanups of toxic environments and potentially boost agricultural production, according to a new University of Florida study. The bacteria were isolated from arsenic-contaminated soil surrounding the Chinese brake fern, a plant known for its ability to remove arsenic from the environment. The carcinogen contaminates soils around the world and is deadly to most organisms. Arsenic levels above state-set minimum standards were reported in residential areas in Miami and Gainesville, according to a 2003 study co-authored by Lena Ma, a UF soil and water science professor. The new ndings, published in this month's issue of Bioresource Technology, could lead to improved phytoremediation the process of using plants to remove environmental contaminants in which the bacteria are added around the roots of the Chinese brake fern to increase arsenic absorption. In the study, the bacteria broke arsenic down into a more easily absorbed form and increased the fern's arsenic uptake ability by more than 900 percent. The bacteria also caused the plant to grow bigger, with a nearly 100 percent increase in root size. "I really didn't expect that the plant would grow better," said Ma, an author of the study. "But the arsenic-resistant bacteria increased plant biomass." In 2001, Ma was the rst to report the fern's extraordinary arsenic accumulation abilities. Wanting to further increase the plant's arsenic absorption capabilities, Ma, fellow UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences member Bala Rathinasabapathi and soil and water science doctoral candidate Piyasa Ghosh, began examining bacteria living in the soil around the plant. Ghosh is the study's lead author. "We thought that there could be bacteria associated with the fern that could be useful in one way or another," said Rathinasabapathi, a UF horticultural sciences associate professor. The researchers collected soil near the fern and the fern's root zone from different places in Florida contaminated with arsenic. After the scientists isolated bacteria from the soil, they added it to the fern's growing environment in the laboratory where it broke arsenic down into a more available form readily absorbed by the fern. In addition to the increase in arsenic absorption, they also noted a gain in the uptake of the nutrient phosphorus by the fern, which led to better growth. Rathinasabapathi said more studies are needed to explore whether the bacteria can be widely used in agriculture. The fern is licensed to and sold by a company based in Manhattan, Kan. Bacteria Can Aid Toxic Environmental Cleanups 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Mary Elizabeth Pilkington MoorePALMDALE Mary Elizabeth Pilkington Moore, born June 20, 1924, passed away on July 26, 2011. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at the Palmdale Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Mary attended Miami Senior High School, and was the Salutatorian during her junior year. Prior to retiring to Palmdale (Florida) with her husband Joseph F., Sr. (deceased), Mary used her culinary expertise working in the cafeteria at the old Midway Mall Southern Bell of ce. She spent many years working in the City of Miami's PBA Canteen during the tenure of some of Miami's nest chiefs, including Headley, Garmire, and Watkins. One of her rst jobs was that of driver for Miami Linen and Laundry Service/Home Diaper Delivery, a luxury service compared to home-washing (disposable diapers were unheard of). Her most demanding job was that of mother and homemaker to Joseph, Jr. (deceased), William (Susan), Carolyn (Dennis Howard), Gayle (Barnette Gunn, IV), Judi (J. James Donnellan, III), Rosh, and Andrew (Barbara). Predeceased by six siblings, she is survived by her sister, Frances (Don) Pierce of Cape Coral, her brother, Daniel (Jean) Pilkington of Miami, and sister-in-law, Edith (Edward, recently deceased) Moore of Miami. Surviving her are 24 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, in addition to two greatgreat-grandchildren, and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, in-laws, and out-laws. She was predeceased by her grandson, Jerry Parks. Her best friend, Esta Douglass, has continued to provide the family with guidance and support. Memorials in Mary's name to the church's Building Fund, or to a charity of your choice, will be treasured. For information/directions, phone 305-596-6155 or 863-675-2880.Richard M. Causey, 71MOORE HAVEN, Fla. Richard M. Causey, o f Moore Haven, passed away September 25, 2011. He was 71. He was born to the late Henry C. and Audrey I. Causey. Richard graduated from the Miami Edison High School. He was a Mst/Sgt in the Airforce and worked for the Postal Service as a rural mail carrier in Okeechobee. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Clifford and Floyd Causey. He is survived by his brothers, James of Lulu, Ga., David of Royal Palm Beach, and Gene o f Buffalo, N.Y. There will be no service. Military Interment will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011, at the South Florida National Cemetery, Lane 1, 6501 S. State Road 7, Lake Worth, Florida, 33449. Love and memories from family & friends.Rita M. Herrington, 81MOORE HAVEN Rita M. Herrington, age 81, of Moore Haven, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Hendry Regional Medical Center of Clewiston. Rita was born Oct. 22, 1929, in Bow, N.H. She is the daughter of the late Ernest and the late Cora (Klein) Nedeau. She married Jim Herrington. She was a stay at home housewife and mother. She was a member of Saint Martin's Episcopal Church in Clewiston. She is survived by her husband, Jim Herrington; one daughter, Brenda Updyke; four sons, William Herrington, David Herrington, Kevin Herrington, Steve Herrington; one sister, Rub y Craig; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Memorial service was held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Saint Martin's Episcopal Church, 207 North W.C. Owen Ave, Clewiston, with Rev. Samuel Thomas Ph.D. of ciating, with a reception following at the American Legion in Moore Haven. Memorials are suggested to be given to your favorite charity in Rita's name. Arrangements are being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 OBITUARIES BY STATEPOINTWhen it comes to health care, most Americans are caught between rising insurance prices and the spiraling costs of doctor's visits and prescription drugs. The cost to provide health insurance to the typical family rose to $13,770 in 2010, with the average worker's share costing nearly $4,000, according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Many families are doing all they can to reduce health costs -from eating healthfully to exploring more affordable insurance plans to asking for generic prescriptions. Tips to help you spend less on health care: Eat nutritious and balanced meals, exercise and maintain a healthy weight. Quit smoking and don't drink to excess. Routine checkups with recommended exams can help spot minor issues before they become major problems. When selecting a health plan, learn whether it provides preventive bene ts. Major medical plans now pay for many preventive services, but other types of insurance may not. When shopping for a health insurance plan, don't just choose one with the lowest monthly premium. Ask about out-of-pocket expenses, including deductibles, co-pays and prescription costs. Websites like www.assuranthealth.com can help you evaluate trade-offs between coverage options and out-of-pocket costs. "With the rising cost of health care, individuals want more choice in how they access the health care system," says Scott Krienke, senior vice president of product and marketing at Assurant Health. "It's important to understand all options that are available to nd the best health plan for your needs." Traditional major medical insurance offers coverage against catastrophic illness; however, many plans come with high premiums and deductibles. Fixed-bene t plans typically offer more affordable premiums and pay a set cash amount that can be used for everyday expenses like doctor visits and prescriptions. For example, Assurant Health Access offers cash bene ts for preventive care and unexpected medical costs like inpatient hospitalization and surgeries. Unlike traditional plans, there are no deductibles so bene ts start right away. Ask for generic drugs or substitutions instead of brand names. Consider ordering prescriptions you take regularly from a reputable online pharmaceutical bene t manager and take advantage of bulk discounts. Before making appointments, call your carrier to learn which doctors and hospitals are in your network. Ask whether an independent health care advocate, such as Patient Care, is available to help you compare cost and quality information. Some carriers offer this service at no extra cost. Taking these simple steps can help reduce your health care expenses and ensure you've made decisions that are right for your family. How To Save Money On Health Care

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDING THE CITY OF CLEWISTON COMPREHENSIVE PLANNotice is hereby given that the City of Clewiston City Commission shall hold a public hearing toconsider amending the Comprehensive Plan of Clewiston,Florida and to transmit the proposed amendments to the State Land Planning Agency and reviewing agencies under the State Expedited Review Process.This hearing is for the following Ordinance: ORDINANCE NO.2011-02 AN ORDINANCE OF CLEWISTON,FLORIDA INCLUDING AMENDMENTS TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP,THE GOALS,OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE FUTURE LAND USE,TRAFFIC CIRCULATION,HOUSING,SANITARY SEWER,SOLID WASTE, DRAINAGE,POTABLE WATER AND NATURAL GROUNDWATER AQUIFER RECHARGE, CONSERVATION,RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE,INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS,CONCURRENCY MANAGEMENT,ECONOMIC,AND PUBLIC EDUCATION FACILITIES ELEMENTS;PROVIDING FOR TRANSMITTAL TO THE STATE LAND PLANNING AGENCY AND OTHER REVIEWING AGENCIES UNDER THE STATE EXPEDITED REVIEW PROCESS;PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE AND SEVERABILITY CLAUSE,PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE;AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. The hearing will be held on October 17,2011,commencing at 6:00 p.m.,at the City of Clewiston City Hall,115 West Ventura Ave.,Clewiston,Florida 33440.All interested parties are encouraged to appear and be heard regarding the proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. A copy of the proposed Amendments and the Adoption Ordinance shall be available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m.and 5:00 p.m.at the Office of the City Clerk,Clewiston City Hall,115 West Ventura Avenue,Clewiston,Florida 33440. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,any person requiring special accommodations at any of these meetings because of a disability or physical impairment,should contact the City Clerk's office at 863-983-1484,at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If any person decides to appeal a decision made in any matter considered at these meetings/hearings,such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,to include the testimony and evidence upon which any such appeal is to be based. Steve McKown,City Manager City of Clewiston Future Land Use Map Amendments Subject Property 1 to New Downtown Commercial District Subject Property 2 to Mixed Use Subject Property 3 to Mixed Use Subject Property 4 to Commercial Subject Property 5 to Multi-Family 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonBird calls and bird songs are important components to being able to identify birds. Therefore, note their presence and observe their behavior. Many eld guides will include descriptions of bird's vocalizations using human words such as the "who cooks for you, who cooks for you-all" of the Barred Owl. Unlike other common Florida owls, Barred Owls are frequently heard during the day. Their various calls include cackles, hoots, caws, and gurgles that have been described as sounding like a monkey or a buzzy, raspy hiss when they are agitated. Florida's best-known resident owl is called many names, including Eight Hooter, Rain Owl, W ood Owl, Striped Owl, and Hoot Owl. The Barred Owl is a large bird that has a pale face with dark rings around the eyes, a hooked yellow beak and brown eyes. The head of the Barred Owl is round with no ear tufts. Under parts are whitish with dark streaks while the upper parts are mottled graybrown. There is horizontal barring on the chest w hile the belly is streaked lengthwise. Feathers cover the legs and feet to the talons. Barred Owls have a diverse diet which includes mammals, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles, which they usually devour on the spot. Hunting generally occurs near dawn or dusk. At night, they have been known to be attracted to camp res or lights where they forage for large insects. These resident owls are found in moist woodlands, hammocks, cypress swamps and along creeks, rivers and streams. Populations are being observed in suburban neighborhoods where they often build nests in tree cavities. These highly territorial birds can live up to 10 years. Bonded pairs have been observed nodding or bowing to each other. In South Florida, the female will begin laying a clutch of two to three eggs in early January. The male will bring food to the female while she incubates the eggs, which hatch in about four weeks. The young owls edge at four to ve weeks after hatching. If you would like to participate in upcoming bird trips to STA5 or receive the Oct. Dec. 2011 Hendy-Glades Audubon digital newsletter, e-mail Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail. com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through Dec. 2012 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org New and current Hendry-Glades Audubon Society "Facebook friends" will be entered in a monthly drawing for a "Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America" during October, November, and December 2011. "Like" the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society Facebook to enter the next drawing and to nd out who is October's winner. Inland Birdwatching Fun: Barred Owl PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDBarred Owl. Margaret England

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hendry County Special Districts/Waste Management is proud to sponsor:FREE FREE FREE FREERESIDENTIALCOMMUNITY CLEANUPBRING LARGE € BRING SMALL € WE WANT IT ALL!OCT. 24, 2011 TO OCT. 28, 2011 € 7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 2011 € 7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM.Residents can dispose of waste at either location below: LaBelle Transfer Station€ 1360 Forestry Division Road 863-675-3373 Clewiston Transfer Station € 1350 Olympia Avenue 863-983-9424ACCEPTED W ASTE MA TERIALS WHITE GOODS Washers, Stoves, Hot Water Heaters Also accepted at the Recycle Center in LaBelle Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 3 pm FURNITURE Sofas, Mattresses, Chairs CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS Lumber, Roofing Materials, Drywall, Glass, Tiles, Wire Clewiston: Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday LaBelle: Wednesday/Friday/Saturday YARD WASTE Full trees and Oversized Stumps must meet transfer station guidelines: 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameterHAZARDOUS OR SPECIAL WASTES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE TRANSFER STATIONSFREE FREE FREE FREERESIDENTIALTOXIC ROUND-UPTAKE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE TO EITHER LOCATION BELOW:LaBelle Household Hazardous Waste Center € 1360 Forestry Division Road € 863-674-4162 Monday Through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Clewiston Household Hazardous Waste Center € 1381 Evercane Road € 863-674-4162 Call for an Appointment ACCEPTED HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MA TERIALS Insecticides, Pesticides € Herbicides € Motor Oil € Liquid Paint and Thinners Furniture Polishes and Waxes € Brake Fluid € Transmission Fluid € Household Cleaners Propane Tanks€ Electronics € Swimming Pool Chemicals € Fluorescent Bulbs € Mercury ThermometersSpecial Districts Office: (863) 675-5252 for more information PROOF of RESIDENCY REQUIRED € Commercial waste subject to normal disposal fees 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HENDRY COUNTY SEMI-ANNUAL RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDENON-COMPLIANT YARD WASTE PICK UP October 24, through October 28, 2011This cleanup is for a ONE TIME PASS THROUGH in each area. Yard Waste must be placed at your curb by 6 am on the day of your areas' collection. Any yard waste found to be placed after the pass through will be subject to the guidelines set forth in the Hendry County Code of Ordinances.Pickup Requirements for this one-time event are as follows: • Placed within 6 feet of roadside curb in front of residence (bundling or containers not required) • No stumps or tree trunks • Limbs and branches are not to exceed 4 feet in length or 4 inches in diameter • No vacant lot piles will be collected YARD WASTE = Branches, Limbs, Grass, Brush or Plant Clippings, and Leaves from normal residential landscaping.WHEN IN DOUBT, CALL BEFORE YOU PUT YOUR YARD WASTE OUT!Special Districts (863) 675-5252 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SCHEDULE: Friday Adoption 12 – 7PM Saturday 8AM – 7PM Sunday 8AM – 4PM A Wild Horse or Burro Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center Adoption Fee $125.00 Call 1-888-274-2133 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 ve chemicals to manufacture Spice: JWH-018, J WH-073, JWH-200, CP-47 (497) and cannabicyclohexanol. And as states enact laws to ban the sale and possession of fake pot the manufacturers simply change the compounds of these chemicals to make them legal. These chemicals have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for human consumption. The synthetic substances used in Spice can produce hallucinations, severe paranoia, seizures, aggression, nosebleeds, increased blood pressure and, eventually, kidney failure. At least 16 states have taken action to control the sale and possession of fake pot. Because of the problems in getting these suspects in front of a judge, a task force detective said it has been suggested that they seize the suspected substance and send it to the Indian River Crime Lab in Fort Pierce. Then, if an illegal substance is found, the of cer can get a warrant and arrest the suspect. "To me, it's just a knee-jerk reaction due to public outcry; the law is too broad," said the detective. "As far as the law, it has good intentions but there are so many variables to get around it that it's ineffective." However, Circuit Court Judge Robert Belanger in Okeechobee feels that because the chemical make-up of these synthetic cannabinoids keep changing, the law can't be speci c. "The chemists keep coming up with new and inventive ways to get around the law," said Judge Belanger. "So, the law kind of has to be broad and exible." In Glades County, a detective with the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce (GCSO) said they have yet to make any arrests on the new law. "Just for those exact reasons -no one can determine the illicit chemicals," said the detective. "You can arrest on it all day long, but they're not going to prosecute on it. They're not getting high on marijuana, they're getting high on chemicals." Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright in Okeechobee agreed that the Florida law has problems, and has suggested to Okeechobee task force detectives that they send the suspected fake pot to the lab before making an arrest. "The current version of the statute is for the chemicals, but the companies are changing the chemicals. So when you buy one of these substances you're basically playing Russian roulette," said Mr. Albright. "There's no test kit for the various chemicals and that's why they have to be ROR'd. They (the suspects) basically have to be ROR'd until the results come back from the lab." The test kits Mr. Albright was referring to are eld kits used by law enforcement that can detect illegal substances such as marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. There are also kits that help identify prescription pills. By using these kits, a law enforcement of cer on the street can determine if an illegal substance is present and then use that test result for probable cause to make an arrest. But Judge Belanger doesn't think that seizing these substances and sending them to the crime lab for analysis is the answer and that this is "unduly cumbersome." For the Glades County investigator, sending it to the District 20 crime lab in Fort Myers is not an option because they are already "inundated with more serious crimes." "You could take it to a private lab, but then you're paying thousands of dollars to maybe nd something," added the detective. When contacted, of cials in other states pointed out that they, too, had problems when they rst enacted laws against these chemicals. "The rst time we passed the law we named the chemicals in the statutes. Then, companies just altered the make-up. You have to specify the substances," said Matthew Derbis, the assistant attorney general for Louisiana. "We then passed another law that included that chemical and all of its derivatives. The way we've structured the law, we've closed the loophole." That also holds true for the State of Arkansas. John M. Snyder, a staff attorney for the Of ce of the Prosecutor Coordinator in Little Rock, said he's not heard of problems with the law in Arkansas as being faced in Florida. "Our statute may be worded with terms like derivatives,' isomers' and similar chemical structure' so as to avoid issues like you're facing in Florida," he said in an e-mail. He went on to add that he's also not heard of judges wanting to know the chemical make-up of the substance. While their laws seem to be working at this point in Arkansas and Louisiana, Georgia of cials have encountered problems similar to those in Florida. According to John Bankhead, the director of public affairs for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), law enforcement there is battling the same issue in that manufacturers keep changing the make-up of their product. "We've looked at a way to rewrite it (state law) but we can't nd a way to do it," he said. "So what undercover of cers do is they buy a number of packets and send them to a crime lab. The lab will test it until it gets a positive hit that matches our controlled substance law. The of cers will then get a warrant and make an arrest." Under Georgia law, the substance found must fall under its controlled substance law. Mississippi of cials did not return phone calls seeking information on their law, and Alabam a has yet to enact a law against these substances. When contacted about the issues local la w enforcement is facing with the current law, Representative Mike Horner, whose district includes Okeechobee County, said he wasn't aware of the problem. "Clearly, we need to adjust our laws to prevent criminals from escaping through this loophole," he said in an e-mail. "I am reaching out to Gail Harrell, chairperson of the Criminal Justice Committee, to look into this." And like what's being done in Georgia, Mr. Albright said Okeechobee detectives have seized some substances still being sold at local stores and sent them to the crime lab. "They've gone around and put stores on notice," he said of task force detectives. The task force detective said they are still waiting to hear back from the crime lab to see if any o f those substances collected are illegal. "They're still selling it here, as far as I know," said the GCSO investigator. "We're just telling them to get rid of it." And despite the issues he and his fellow detectives are facing, that Okeechobee detective said he will continue to enforce the new law. "I'm sure it (the law) will get broader and broader as years go by," he said. "But, it always comes back to these manufacturers know what they're doingthey're willing to pro t from someone's ignorance and immaturity. "They know what these kids are doing but they don't care. All they care about is that almighty dollar." LawContinued From Page 1

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Dry conditions allow access to areas that are typically too wet or remoteBY RANDY SMITH SFWMDBy taking advantage of low water levels that extended into the summer wet season, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) w as able to complete several successful environmental enhancement projects. Such projects included planting native trees and bulrush and stocking Apple Snail eggs. “At the same time we coped with the negative effects of a drought, we also seized the opportunity to do critical environmental work that provides long-term bene ts,” said SFWMD Executive Director Melissa Meeker. “Planting vegetation when nature provides the chance improves the overall ecosystem as it recovers from low water levels.” Much of the work was completed in the spring and early summer when water levels were extremely low around Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee Estuary. After the initial work, the projects continue to be maintained as the plantings now are taking root and ourishing. A mong the effortsTrees were planted around Lake Okeechobee, including 2,000 pond apples on the Rita Island berm, 660 cypress trees along the rim canal and 70 new cypress trees at Jaycee Park in Okeechobee. Bulrush planting was started on approximately 12 acres at the Harney Pond Canal marsh and the Clewiston Cut marsh to protect areas w here muck was previously removed. Apple Snail eggs were produced at a newly constructed hatchery at Lemkin Creek in Okeechobee County as part of a joint effort with Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. The eggs were subsequently transplanted to Lake Okeechobee as the preferred food source for the endangered Snail Kite. Vallisneria, a type of aquatic plant, was installed in cages along the Caloosahatchee Estuary, to re-establish the tape grass, which is critical to the food web in the sensitive estuary environment. Surveying was conducted in Lake Okeechobee’s littoral zone and marsh to identify locations for future muck removal or tilling. Lake Okeechobee is at 11.11 feet NGVD, w hich remains more than 3.5 feet below average for this time of year when wet season rains would typically have lled the lake. This is the third time in ve years that the district has taken advantage of drought conditions in Lake Okeechobee to perform environmental improvements. In 2007 and 2008, extremely low water levels allowed access to remove decayed vegetation and hurricane-stirred organic matter along the shoreline. The work helped to improve water clarity, reduce phosphorus levels and foster new growth of aquatic vegetation when lake levels increased. For more information on water conditions, go to www.sfwmd.gov/waterwatch. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Open Evenings Emergencies Welcome All InsuranceWelcomeFREEDigital X-Ray & Consultation or Second OpinionNEW DENTURES$359starting at$99ea.starting at(D5110) (D5120)Exp. 10/31/11Exp. 10/31/11Exp. 10/31/11(D2750) (D7140) FROM (D9310) (D0330)CROWNSEXTRACTIONS$499LIMITED TIME ONLY IMPLANTOLOGYISNOTARECOGNIZEDSPECIALTYBYTHEAMERICANDENTALASSOCIATIONANDFLORIDABOARDOFDENTISTRY. NEWTREATMENTPROGRAMONLY. THEPATIENTANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSEORPAY, CANCELPAYMENT ORBEREIMBURSEDFORANYSERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATEMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFANDWITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEE, SERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENT. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 Low Water Levels Provide Opportunity for Environmental Work SUBMITTED PHOTOApple snail eggs were transplanted from this hatchery to Lake Okeechobee.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 Photos / Laura MathisLady Terriers VolleyballThe Lady Terriers Volleyball teams, both JV and Varsity, have been trying hard this season. Their next game will be at the Cant erbury School, today at 6 p.m. Step Up For Students Step Up For Students (K-12th grade) Scholarship has re-opened their application process. It’s an opportunity for many families in this community to receive a scholarship to pay or help pay for private school. It is an initiative of the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program. The innovative program provides K-12 education scholarships for qualifying low-income students who are entering kindergarten or rst grade or who attended public school the previous year. The scholarships give low-income parents the opportunity to choose the K-12 school that best meets their children’s needs. For more information, visit or apply at www. stepupforstudents.org or call Tracy Co, M.Ed, principal of International Christian Academy of LaBelle at 863-675-ICA-7 ext. 4227.Project GraduationProject Graduation will be hosting a Rib Cook-off on Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Chalo Nitka grounds in Moore Haven. There will be an entry fee and they will provide the ribs for you and will award rst, second and third place for the best ribs. After the competition, Project Graduation will be selling these ribs in dinners. Please come and support this Project Graduation Fund Raiser. For more information on pricing, contact Pedro Navarro at 863-227-0960. SCHOOL BRIEFS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 Submitted PhotosWest Glades SchoolWest Glades School invites FPL’s Professor Why to speak about electricity.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Coaches clinic Oct. 18Calling all coaches for a Coaches Clinic Oct. 18 from 7-8 p.m. at the Beardsley Room at the John Boy Auditorium. Information on the coming season will be reviewed including expectations, criteria and changes on the 2012 Baseball/Softball season. For more information on coaching, contact theClewiston Recreation Department at 983-1492.Discounts are now available for early City of Clewiston Baseball and Softball registrations. Sign up between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30 and get $5 off each sign-up. Registrations must be done on-line at www.clewistonrecreation.com. Computers for registration are available at the public library and the youth center. Regular registration prices are: WeeBall, $40; TeeBall, $50; Coach Pitch boys/girls, $60; 9-15 boys and 10-15 girls, $70. Regular registration will be Dec. 1-Jan. 6. Late registration will be Jan. 7-13 with a $25 late fee.*Selected head coaches will receive 1 free child registration for the 2012 season. Head coaches will be required to umpire one game per week through the entire season. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsYou may start seeing more of the pink ribbons around town to help with the education about breast cancer and its prevention. October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 190,000 new cases of breast cancer were reported nationwide in 2006 and more than 41,000 women died from the disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among adult women in the United States and the second-leading cause of cancer death among women. It is estimated that one of every eight adult women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. The growth becomes uncontrollable without treatment, ultimately resulting in the formation of a tumor. A tumor can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Additionally, a cancer growth can also be considered “non-invasive,” which means that it is con ned to the infected area. “Invasive” means that it has spread to surrounding breast tissue. This can determine the severity of disease upon detection. Breast cancer can be preventable with early detection. It is recommended that all women from the ages 50 to 74 should have a mammogram every two years, and women between the ages of 40 and 50 years should talk with their health care provider about when to start screening. It may be necessary for you to have earlier screening or more frequent screening if you have a family history of breast cancer. Breast cancer risk is linked to age, ethnicity, and family history of disease. The risk of cancer increases with age. Research has shown that although white women are more likely to get breast cancer, AfricanAmerican women are the most likely to die of it. Minority women are most likely to have advanced breast cancer when the cancer is rst discovered. Studies have shown that women of other ethnic backgrounds such as Asian, Hispanic, and Native American have a lower risk of developing and dying from breast cancer than white women and African-American women. Please get to know your family health history. If a close family member -such as your mother, father (men can get it too), grandmother, sister, or aunt -has had breast cancer, the risk for other family members getting breast cancer may be higher. If you think you may be at increased risk, talk to your health care provider. It may be decided that you should be tested earlier or more frequently than the standard recommendations. For more information about breast cancer or to nd out how to get a free or low-cost mammogram, go to www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast or call the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month The last in a ve-part seriesBY DOTTIE COOK Empowerment Alliance of SW FloridaEditor’s Note: The Empowerment Alliance of SW Florida is a 501(c)(3) not for pro t corporation and primarily covers Eastern Collier, Hendry, and Glades Counties with a main mission of building affordable housing for low-income families. The organization also is a HUD-approved agency for counselling on credit, rst-time home buyers and foreclosure matters. In the last few weeks w e’ve talked about building a budget to help keep spending under control and to work toward achieving our nancial goals. This week we’ll talk a little about what happens as we achieve those goals. For some goals, the only impact on our budget will be the one-time cost to purchase an item, like a new dress or new suit. Or sometimes, completion of the goal actually frees up money in the future, like when we pay off a loan or a credit card debt. But for other items, there may be a new monthly payment or fee. Like with our car example from an earlier article, once you purchase a car, you may have monthly payments and expenses you’ll need to include in your budget. A ll of these need to be included in your budget, or if you had a car before, they need to be adjusted to re ect your new expenses with this car. One goal we should all have is that of building an emergency fund or savings account to handle things that happen unexpectedly. This gives us something to fall back on if someone in the family suddenly gets sick and there are some extra medical bills, or if the car breaks down and needs repairs. Having an emergency fund keeps events like these from becoming crises. Experts suggest an emergency fund large enough to cover six to eight months of expenses. While this may be dif cult to do given all the dayto-day challenges that come up and the current economy, it is important to start tucking away money on a regular basis for savings. One way to avoid the temptation of tapping into that savings is to put the money in a separate account. By watching it grow in its own account, you’ll be less likely to tell yourself you’ll just use a little bit of it now and pay it back next month. One other thing regarding goals is make sure to reward yourself as you reach your goals or steps toward them. Sometimes, just buying the item we’ve been saving for is reward enough, like when we buy a new car. But other times, if the goal was to save $500 over the next year, you might want to give yourself a small reward or special treat when you reach the halfway point of $250. Breaking up the goals helps keep them manageable and the small rewards help keep us motivated. Lastly, remember that things happen unexpectedly. Your budget is a plan or guide for how to spend money and sometimes things happen and we need to change our plan. Try not to be discouraged by these temporary setbacks. Rather, adjust your budget as needed to deal with the immediate situation and to get back on track with your nancial goals. The Empowerment Alliance of Southwest Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-pro t organization based in Immokalee but serving all of Southwest Florida. The Empowerment Alliance is a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency. We provide free one-on-one budget, credit, homebuyer, and foreclosure prevention counseling that is funded through grants by Collier County, HUD, and private sources. For more information, call us at 239-658-3315 or e-mail us at easf@earthlink.net. A chieving Our Financial Goals

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HERE’S MY C HERE’S MY C ARD! ARD!These hometown businesses appreciate your support! $90for 6 Weeks Call 863-983-9148 or e-mail us at slakeadsales@newszap.com to learn more! 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 On Sept. 15, the Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Ortona Community Association partnered to host the rst "Summer Food Service Program" preparation meeting. With 850 children on free and reduced lunches during the school year in Glades County, the need to ensure that kids are eating well. Attendance at this meeting included Scott Bass, food services director of Glades County Schools; Diane Croskey, Hope Connections; Donna Storter-Long, board of county commissioners; Suzanne Foster, agency relations manager at the Harry Chapin Food Bank; Danielle HardrŽ, child hunger programs liaison at Harry Chapin; and a strong contingent from the Ortona Community Association, including Fran Way, Laona DeStefano, Marie-Louise Kussmann and Hugo Geistman. A Department of Education representative explained the program from the state level and the group brainstormed about how the program might be run locally. The next meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. The location of the meeting will be announced at a later time. If you are interested in learning more about the meetings and/or the program, contact Danielle Hardre at the Harry Chapin Food Bank, 239334-7007, ext. 134. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 186 local nonpro t agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties, who provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. More than a million pounds of food are distributed monthly. For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. In the past scal year, The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 12.5 million pounds of food and other grocery products -a 31 percent increase over the previous year. Additional information on how to contribute nancially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank can be obtained by contacting 239-334-7007. Food For Glades County Children Planned for Summer of 2012 BY TONY YOUNG FWCFootball season is in full swing, and the 201112 hunting season is cranking up. Heck, in Zone A, they're already into general gun season. But for the rest of us, I'd like to cover the rules and regulations regarding two hunting seasons that are just around the corner: muzzleloading gun and the rst phase of dove. Immediately following the close of crossbow season in each zone, the muzzleloading gun season begins. Season dates run Nov. 19 Dec. 2 in Zone B, Oct. 22 Nov. 4 in Zone C and Dec. 3-9 in Zone D. During muzzleloading gun season, bows and crossbows are also legal methods of taking game on private lands, in addition to muzzleloaders. But on wildlife management areas (WMAs), only muzzleloaders may be used. The most common types of game to take during muzzleloader season are deer and wild hog. Only bucks may be taken, and one antler must be at least 5 inches long above the hairline. The daily bag limit on antlered deer is two. You can hunt wild hogs year-round on private lands, and there are no bag or size limits. It's also legal to shoot gobblers and bearded turkeys during muzzleloading gun season. You may take only one per day, and there's a twobird fall-season limit. But you can't hunt turkeys in Holmes County during the fall and winter. On WMAs, bag limits and antler/size restrictions can differ, so check the speci cs of the area before you hunt. Legal shooting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset. Except for turkeys, hunters may take resident game over feed such as corn on private lands. No baiting is allowed on WMAs, however. For hunting deer, muzzleloaders ring single bullets must be at least .40-caliber. Guns ring two or more balls must be 20-gauge or larger. You may not use muzzleloaders that take smokeless powder, ones that can be loaded from the breech or those with self-contained cartridge ammunition capabilities during muzzleloading gun season. The rst phase of the mourning and whitewinged dove season begins Oct. 1 and ends Oct. 24 statewide. Shooting hours during this rst phase are noon to sunset, and there's a 15-bird daily bag limit. The only rearm you're allowed to use for hunting doves is a shotgun, but you can't use one larger than a 10-gauge. Shotguns must be plugged to a three-shell capacity (magazine and chamber combined). You may hunt doves over an agricultural eld, as long as the crop has been planted and manipulated under normal agricultural practices. However, it's against the law to scatter agricultural products over an area for the purpose of baiting. Some things you can't do while dove hunting include using ri es, pistols or crossbows; shooting from a moving vehicle; and herding or driving doves with a vehicle. In addition to a Florida hunting license, you'll need a $5 muzzleloading gun permit to hunt during muzzleloader season. To hunt deer, you need a $5 deer permit, and if you'd like to take a fall turkey, you'll need a $10 turkey permit ($125 for nonresidents). If you're going to hunt doves, you'll need a no-cost migratory bird permit, and if you hunt on a WMA, you also must have a management area permit, which costs $26.50. All are available at your local county tax collector's of ce, through license agents, by calling 888-HUNT-FLORIDA or by going online to www. .wildlifelicense.com. So if you're going after that monster buck during the muzzleloading gun season or dove hunting with friends and family, I hope I've helped explain some of Florida's rules and regulations. Hunting Season is Cranking Up 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 863-5328314. Lakeport Gators Kids are proud to be hosting "Angel Tree" for local residents of Lakeport during the holiday season. If you need assistance this year to help your child/children to have gifts at Christmas, please contact Ms. Brenda for an application. All information is kept con dential. Applications will be available til Nov. 11. They will also be collecting food items for local residents. LakeportContinued From Page 3

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 E-Z In-Store Financing Available Route 47 now serves the new Lakeside Medical Center! Palm Tran Routes 47 & 48 Serving You More Often!Beginning October 9, 2011 47Route 48RouteWeekday service will begin 30 minutes earlier, at 5:00 a.m. with service now every half-hour all day until 8:30 p.m. Weekend service remains the same.Weekday service will begin 30 minutes earlier, at 5:00 a.m. with service now every half-hour during morning and afternoon peak times, and hourly after that until 8:30 p.m. Weekend service remains the same. For route planning assistance: (561) 841-4BUS (4287) or (877) 930-4287 (toll-free) or visit us on the web: www.palmtran.org 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 Ball ControlBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchThe theory of a ball control offense is simple: W hen a team throws an incomplete pass, the clock stops. But when a team runs the ball without going out of bounds, the clock keeps running. A ball-control team wants to use up the clock by running the ball most of the time. This not only keeps the clock moving, but the high number of running plays has the added effect of wearing out the opposing defense. The theory is simple: The longer you keep the other team’s offense off the eld, the less likely they are to score on your team. In life, we have an opposing coach, Satan, w ho employs this ball-control offense against us. His goal is to wreck as many people’s lives as possible and keep them from knowing about God. The enemy knows that he doesn’t have to beat us if he can simply keep us busy. He knows we have only 75-80 years to live and, if he can tie up much of our time doing trivial things, he can effectively run out the clock on our life and keep us from carrying out God’s plans for us. How often do we nd ourselves without any time? We get wrapped up in working long hours, running errands, doing y ard work, shopping, watching television, using Facebook, or exploring the Internet. Because of this, we end up with limited time for family and friends. We skip church because we don’t have time. We don’t read the Bible because we are too tired. We lose touch with old friends. We miss opportunities to reach out to those in need. Our potential is lost because we are side-tracked from spending time with some of the more important things in life. God’s game plan for us is to defeat the enemy in his attempt to run out the clock of our life. To do this, we need to make the most of our opportunities and not get tied up with busyness. We need to love on other people and use the gifts God has given us. We need to forgive others, love our families, and love our friends. We need to enjoy success in life by spending time on things that make a difference in people’s lives. Don’t let the enemy run out your clock. Seize the day! “Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15)Never Lose HopeBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchI recalled a “parable” about economy as I listened to admonitions about cutting back during hard times. It’s a necessity; but there may be a limit. A man was concerned about his gas mileage. An advertisement promised special spark plugs would save him 20 percent in gasoline; he installed them. Another ad said changing his air lter would improve mileage by 15 percent; he got one. The service station attendant told him he could save 10 percent by keeping his tires properly in ated: he bought an air gauge. Tuneups would improve gas mileage by 25 percent; he found a mechanic to make the adjustments. Eliminating weight from the trunk would save another 10 percent. He learned that riding with the windows up to keep down air resistance would help to the tune of 10 percent. More savings would come by carefully planning routes and eliminating extra miles; knocking off 15 percent of the need for gasoline. He found certain grades of gasoline would get better mileage; another 15 percent. When he nished, he told his neighbor, “Now I’m saving one hundred and twenty percent of the gas I use by all of the ways I’ve learned. I have to stop and drain the tank every 500 miles!” I don’t think so! Insofar as all of the cost-cutting measures -the tricks to save money, the efforts to reduce-combine-amalgamate-eliminate-downsize-streamline-freeze-save -common sense tells me that there will come a point when it is no longer possible. We’ve done it all, now we may cease to be. There will come a point when the home will be lost, the business will close, the car will be repo-ed, the food will not be on the table. I don’t think people are really opposed to cost-cutting measures in our society; underlying it is fear that the next step will be to cease to exist. My West Indian friends used to tell me, “You can only milk the cow so many times!” They knew about austerity better than many of us in North America. Survival was far closer for them than for many of their neighbors. One commentator said “We’ve been kicked out of Disney World.” In one Biblical account Paul speaks of his hardships and to the point of no return (2 Corinthians 6:3ff). “Hardships, distresses, beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work and sleepless nights, and hunger ... all of it ... known, yet regarded as unknown; dying yet we live on, beaten and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, yet possessing everything.” At the bottom of it all, he had that invincible faith that it is going to work out and that God is a part of it. The call is to see where God is at work in it all and then respond. That’s our call too. Really serious hardships? What is God saying in it all? May we see God in what is going on; then learn and act, and never, ever lose hope.Who Are You?BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchYou may have been taught in school or college that you are an accident of nature and that the only purpose you have is that which you discover yourself. Let me say that is a big, fat lie! You are the result of a divine brainstorm. You are more than an accident of nature, more than a number. You live because God wants you to live. Several billion other people live on this planet if God just needed people in general, He already had them. But he didn’t stop there. He let you be born because He wanted you. You are a special creation of God. You are more valuable than plants and stones. You are a replica of God Himself, made in His image. If God is loveable, so are you. He wants you to grow more and more like Him. You are one-of-a-kind. No one else in the world is exactly like you. God has given you a genetic structure and personality that is yours alone. You are not just part of the crowd. God had something in mind for you that nobody else can have. You are better than “one in a million.” You are one in several billion. Jesus Christ said time and time again that people are more important than traditions, laws and institutions. The religious leaders wanted to kill Him when He said, “The Sabbath was made for man; not man for the Sabbath.” Eventually Christ gave up His life so that you could live with God forever. Not only did He pay dearly for you, He wants to be with you forever. That’s love and God thinks you are worth it. RELIGION COLUMNS

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List your homes for sale HERE! Theres someone looking for that perfect home. YOUHAVEHOMESTOSELL? WEHave A Place To Advertise! Call To AdvertiseClewiston News Glades County Democrat The Sun1-863-983-9148 FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE!!! Accepting 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 CREDIT MANAGER / RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE Royal’s Furniture is accepting applications for Bilingual (Spanish/English) Credit Manager / Retail Sales Associate with strong communication skills and with previous Credit collecting, sales or customer Service experience. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Competitive salary and bene t package. Apply in person at Royal’s Furniture at 225 West Canal Street, Belle Glade. Single Home Housing Development Consultant Credentials: (7) years experience in project coordination Housing Development and Financing experience NDC and HUD HOME Certi cations. (4) years experience in not-forpro t and/or government project consulting. Applicant must possess a Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics, or Urban/Regional Development. All interested persons should send or fax resume to: Noah Development/Noah Inc. 601 Covenant Dr., Belle Glade, Fl 33430. ATTN: Carrill Munnings, Executive Director. Phone: (561) 996-2300 ext. 105 Fax: (561) 996-1865. Applications must be made in person. Opens: September 29, 2011 Closes: October 13, 2011. NOAH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Shop here first! The classified ads Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011

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Seminole Tribe of Florida Brighton ReservationMental Health Counselor Individual, family & group counseling. Provide intake, crisis intervention, referrals to outside agencies, continuing/ aftercare services and prevention services & case management. Masters Preferred. FL DL. Contact: joshualohn@semtribe.com DIESEL MECHANIC, FULL TIME• Diagnoses and performs repairs, maintenance and inspections on heavy machinery.• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. WELDING • Able to pass a 6G welding Test• Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationCook’s Assistant In a school setting will assist the Cook in preparing breakfast, lunch and two snacks. Assist with the daily cleaning of the kitchen and children’s eating area in the cafeteria. Assist in the disposal of perishable food items. High school diploma or GED, FL DL. Contact: joshualohn@semtribe.com PUBLIC NOTICE Clewiston WAFC/ W263BT 100.5FM On October 1, 2011, Glades Media Company, LLC led an application with the Federal Communication Commission for renewal of license W263BT 100.5 MHZ which is licensed to serve Clewiston, FL. The station transmits from a site located at Lake Harbor in Clewiston, FL, with an effective radiated power of 250 watts. The station rebroadcasts WAFC 590 KHZ in Clewiston, FL. Individuals who wish to advise the FCC of facts relating to the renewal application and whether the station has operated in the public interest should le comments and petitions with the FCC by January 3, 2012, by writing to the FCC, Washington, DC 20554. 398313 CN 10/6/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262008CA000653XXXXXX LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-HE4, Plaintiff vs. ALEJANDRO CRUZ, et al., Defendants RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 1, 2010 and an Order Resetting Sale dated September 28, 2011, and entered in Case No. 262008CA000653XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein LaSalle Bank, N.A. as Trustee for the MLMI Trust Series 2006-HE4 is Plaintiff and ALEJANDRO CRUZ; MARIA DE JESUS ELIZONDO; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 in Hendry County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 16th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 4, BLOCK 2034, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 60, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on September 30, 2011. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court By: J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO Box 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 399306 CN 10/6,13/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001270CA BANKUNITED Plaintiff, vs. JORGE PEDROZA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JORGE PEDROZA; MONTURE RANCH HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC,; UNKNOWN PERSON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PESON #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 21, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09001270CA, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. BANKUNITED is Plaintiff and JORGE PEDROZA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JORGE PEDROZA; UNKNOWN PERSON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PERSON #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; MONTURA RANCH HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OF CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRATION BLDG, HENDRY CO. COURTHOUSE, AT 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 26th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE NORTH OF THE NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHWEST OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, A/K/A LOT NO. 2801, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the ]is pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of September, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No,2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Fl 33935, Phone No. (941 )3352299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-8009558771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 398777 CN 9/29;10/6/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2008-CA-000803 INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B. F/K/A INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. LUZ MARINES, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 12, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2008-CA-000803 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B. F/K/A INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., is the Plaintiff and LUZ MARINES; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; COUNTRY VILLAGE PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, 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 19th day o f October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, BLOCK 1, PORT LABELLE HOLIDAY PARK UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2003 PROW TERRACE LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on September 21, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 3622-5018F08064106“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 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.398441 CN 9/29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011_ at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 399139 CN 10/6/2011 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Review Appraisal Services The Barron Water Control District will receive sealed proposals until Thursday, October 20, 2011, to perform a Review Appraisal. The District Of ce is located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, LaBelle, Florida. The proposal may be sent by mail, fax or electronic mail. You may call the of ce at 863-675-0346 for transmittal information and speci cations. The owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities or to accept the bid in its judgment best serves the owner. Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager 399370 CN/CB 10/6/2011 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 9:00 am at 1225 NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of Betty Robinson Halloween Decorations, Numerous Helmets & Shoulder Padding, Misc. boxes • Property of Tina Kitchen PS3, Pots, Portable Heater, Mattress, Microwave, Misc. Household items. • Property of Dorothy Walker Bicycle & Misc items • Property of Lorraine Clarke Speakers, 19” inch TV, HP Printer, HP Desktop, Generator 398744 SUN 10/6,13/2011Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Aruba Cafe II located at 1073 Old Lakeport Road, in the County of Glades, in the City of Moore Haven, Florida 33471 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Moore Haven, Florida, this 28th day of September, 2011. Mary Hartley-Born 399028 CN 10/6/2011 Regular Meeting Schedule October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012The November meeting will be held on November 10, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. Meetings to be held the 4th Thursday of each month for the following months: January 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m March 22, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. May 24, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. July 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. The Budget process requires three advertised meetings which would be held in June and September for a total of eight meetings per year. Jennifer L. Derleth Chairman 399349 CGS/CB 10/6/2011 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on Ocotober 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.: 1996 Ford, 1FMCU22X2TUD62900 399350 CN 10/6/2011 Central County Water Control is accepting applications for the following position:CLUBHOUSE SUPERVISORThis position is subject to the District’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace program, and among other quali cations, must have high school diploma or equivalent, bi-lingual a plus, knowledge of sports, self motivated, some clerical skills and computer knowledge needed, ability to plan, organize and implement recreation programs, be able to pass CPR, First aid, and Lifeguard testing, able to become a certi ed pool operator, knowledge and skills needed to maintain interior and exterior of clubhouse, able to operate a variety of machinery, able to supervise and assist staff in day to day duties. Apply in person at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, between the hours of 7am to 5pm Monday Thursday. NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution.PROFESSIONAL DJALL music categories and events. Reasonable Rates! 863-675-3330 or e-mail Donn33920@yahoo.com Apartment for rent Belle Glade and South Bay. 2 BR 1 BA. $450/mo. $600 dep. (561)996-5420 WEST EL PASO 2/1 Duplex. Sperate laundry room. All appliances. $550 to $600. mo. Call 863-902-9616 for Spanish or 863-228-7127 for English. 2 BR 1 BA c/a/h, w/d, furnished, on 1/2 acre, $700/mo. and $500 sec. Call (954)648-9926 or (954)649-9095. CLEWISTON 1004 Johnson Rd., 2BR/1BA, $650 mo. + $550 sec., no inside pets. Call Tricia (863)228-6664 CLEWISTON 417 E. Trinidad, 3/1, $700/mo $600 Sec. No inside pets. Call Tricia (863)228-6664 CLEWISTON Move In Special, 3br, 2ba, $750/mo, $450/sec (863)677-0977 or (863)228-6664 RIVER HOME, off Hwy 80, 2BR 3BA, 2 car garage, Florida room, large corner lot. Walking distance to the golf course. $900/mo. (970)708-9993. BELLE GLADE 2 story brick home. 3 br., 2 ba. 3000 sq. ft. Lrg. kit. w/island. In-ground pool w/hot tub & screened patio. Wood & tile rs. 2 car carport, alarm system, hurricane shutters, & plenty indoor/outdoor storage. To see, must be pre-approved. Call: 561-261-9988. BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 CLEWISTON 2005 Single 14x70. 3br/1ba. All appls. New hardwood rs. & storage bldg. (10x10). $39,900. 863-599-1231 or 715-392-2897. Doublewide, 3br, 2bath located on Sealy Road in Moore Haven. Only $49,900 Ready to move in with your good credit 863-673-4325 Large 28x80, 4br, 3 bath doublewide located in Horseshoe Acres $49,900. Ready to move in. Home being remodeled right now. Must be credit worthy 863-673-4325 Singlewide zone II 3br, 2 bath mobile home. Must go to Glades County only $7500. 863-673-4325 Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Disc Jockeys Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Houses Rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Employment Full Time Employment Full Time

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CP-11 In Re: Estate of BOBBY JOE HAYES, SR., a/k/a BOBBY JOE HAYES, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BOBBY JOE HAYES, SR., a/k/a BOBBY JOE HAYES, deceased, whose date of death was September 11, 2010, whose social security number is XXX-XX-6762, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. T he names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE T IME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFT ER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER T HE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICAT ION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN T HE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN T HE FLORIDA STATUTE 733.702 OF T HE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is October 6, 2011. Personal Representative: Polly O. Hayes P.O. Box 854 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 A ttorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 T elephone: (863) 763-3825 398965 GCD 10/6,13/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-261 GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, 1400 Turbine Drive, Suite 200 Rapid City, South Dakota 57703 Plaintiff, v. JERRY LEE MELINN and LEILA A. HUBEN Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Hendry County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 8, LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 173 AND 174, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999 SHADOWRIDGE, S RIDGE MOBILE HOME, Serial Number: FLA 14614315AB. Commonly known as: 3616 Dustin Drive Labelle, Florida 33935 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpooche Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 26th day of October, 2011. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 398718 CN 9/29;10/6/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 11-783-DR Denise Munoz Zavala, Petitioner and Jaime Zavala, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Jaime Zavala Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Denise Munoz Zavala, whose address is 1542 Joshua Blvd., Clewiston, Florida 33440 on or before October 31, 2011, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 9/20/2011 BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: R. DeLa Cruz Deputy Clerk 398398 CGS 9/29;10/6,13,20/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND NEW LOCATION HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, October 14, 2011, at 10:00 A.M., in Hendry County Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida 399364 CB/CN 10/6/2011 H H E N D R Y C O U N T Y S C H O O L B O A R D P u p i l P r o g r e s s i o n : P r o m o t i o n / R e t e n t i o n No student may be assigned to a grade level based solely on age or other factors that constitute social promotion. Florida Sta tute 1008.25 requires that any student who exhibits a substantial deficiency in reading, based upon locally determined or statewide assessments conducted in k indergarten, grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3 must be given intensive reading instruction immediately following the identification of the reading deficiency. The student's reading proficiency must be reassessed by locally determined assessments, or through teacher observations at the beginning of the grade following the in tensive reading instruction.The student must continue to be provided with intensive reading instruction until the reading deficiency is remedied. If a student's reading deficiency is not remedied by the end of grade 3, as demonstrated by scoring at Level 2 or higher on the statewide assessment test in reading for grade 3, the student must be retained. The parent of any student who exhibits a substantial deficiency in reading must be notified in writing of the following: 1.That his/her child has been identified as having a substantial deficiency in reading. 2.A description of the current services that are provided to the child. 3.A description of the proposed supplemental instructional services and supports that will be provided to the child that are de signed to remediate the identified area of reading deficiency. 4.That if the child's reading deficiency is not remedied by the end of grade 3, the child must be retained unless he/she is exe mpt from mandatory retention for good cause. 5.Strategies for parents to use in helping their child succeed in reading proficiency. 6.That the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is not the sole determiner of promotion and that additional evaluations portfolio reviews, and assessments are available to the child to assist parents and the school district in knowing when a child is readin g at or above grade level and ready for grade promotion. 7.The districts criteria and policies for mid-year promotion. 8.Each school district shall provide written notification to the parent of any student, who is retained because his/her reading deficiency is not remedied by the end of third grade, that his/her child has not met the proficiency level required for promotion, and the reasons the chi ld is not eligible for a good cause exemption as provided by Florida law. The notification must include a description of proposed interventions and s upport that will be provided to the child to remediate the identified areas of reading deficiency. S u c c e s s f u l P r o g r e s s i o n f o r R e t a i n e d R e a d e r s The 2004 Legislature amended section 1008.25, Florida Statutes, to create a new paragraph (7) that provides that all students w ho are retained in third grade must be provided intensive interventions in reading to ameliorate the students' reading deficiency, as identified by a valid an d reliable diagnostic assessment. This intensive intervention must include effective instructional strategies, participation in the school district's summer read ing camp, and appropriate teaching methodologies necessary to assist those students in becoming successful readers, able to read at or above grade level, and read y for promotion to the next grade. This section also requires each school district to establish at each school, where applicable, an Intensive Acceleration Class for retained third grade students who subsequently score at Level 1 on the reading portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). The focus of thi s class shall be to increase a child's reading level at least two grade levels in one year. The school is required to report the following: M i d Y e a r P r o m o t i o n According to provisions in the Hendry County School District Pupil Progression Plan, students who were retained the previous ye ar may be considered for mid-year promotion provided the student has demonstrated the ability to read at grade level and shows mastery of the state stan dards for the grade level in which he/she was retained. The student must have the skills necessary to successfully function at the grade level to which he/ she is being promoted mid-year. G o o d C a u s e E x e m p t i o n f r o m M a n d a t o r y R e t e n t i o n The Hendry County School Board may only exempt students from mandatory retention for good cause as stated in Florida Statute 10 08.25. According to this statute, good cause exemptions shall be limited to the following: 1.Limited English proficient students who have had less than two years of instruction in an English for Speakers of Other Langu ages Program. 2.Students with disabilities whose individual education plan indicates that participation in the statewide assessment program i s not appropriate, consistent with the requirements of State Board of Education rule. 3.Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performance on all alternative standardized reading assessment approved by th e State Board of Education. 4.Students who demonstrate, through a student portfolio, that he/she is reading on grade level as evidenced by demonstration of mastery of the Sunshine State Standards in reading equal to at least a Level 2 performance on the FCAT. 5.Students with disabilities who participate in the FCAT, and who have an individual education plan or a Section 504 plan that reflects that the student has received the intensive remediation in reading for more than two years but still demonstrates a deficiency in readin g, and was previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2. 6.Students who have received the intensive remediation in reading for two or more years, but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading, and who were previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2 for a total of two years. The district school board must annually report to the parent of each student the progress of the student toward achieving state and district expectations for proficiency in reading, writing, science, and mathematics. Student results on each statewide assessment must be reported to th e parent. The evaluation of each student's progress must be based upon the student's classroom work, observations, tests, district and state assessments, a nd other relevant information. H H e n d r y C o u n t y S c h o o l D i s t r i c t S c h o o l Y e a r 2 0 1 0 1 1 N u m b e r o f S t u d e n t s P r o m o t e d f o r G o o d C a u s e b y C a t e e g o r y G r a d e 3 # S t u d e n t s P r o m o t e d : G o o d C a u s e E x e m p t i o n : 3Limited English Proficient Students who have less than two years instruction in an English for Speakers of Other Languages Program 43Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performance on an alternative standardized reading assessment approved by the State Board of Education 15Students who demonstrate through a student portfolio that the student is reading on grade level as evidenced by demonstration of mastery of the Sunshine State Standards in reading equal to at least a Level 2 performance on the FCAT 18Students with disabilities who participate in the FCAT and who have an individual education plan or a Section 504 plan that reflects that the student has received the intensive remediation in reading as required by Florida Statute for more than two years but still demonstrates a deficiency in reading and was previously retained in Grades K, 1, or 2 1Students who have received the intensive remediation in reading as required by Florida Statute for two or more years but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading and who were previously retained in Grades K, 1, or 2 for a total of two years 2Students with disabilities not tested on FCAT per their Individual Education Plan NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Clarinet I LLC the holder 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 824 2008 1274329-01000010050 Hermanos Luna Inc. Commencing at the Southwest corner of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, run N 86 degrees 22’00” E., along the South line of said Section 33, a distance of 626.00 feet to the centerline of State Road 29; thence N 03 degrees 51’ 00” W, along the centerline of State Road 29, a distance of 2486.80 feet; thence 86 degrees 30’00” E, 450.00 feet to a concrete monument and the Point-of-Beginning; thence N 86 degrees 30’00” E, 389.60 feet; thence S. 00 degrees 47’30” feet; thence S 86 degrees 26’00” W, 323.80 feet to a concrete monument; thence N 03 degrees 51’00” W, 1242.90 feet to the Point-of Beginning being in Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less Tract A, Turkey Run as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 150, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida and Less the East and South 30 feet for road right-of-way. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397837 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder 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 3403 2008 4104329-01020330310 Cornel & Peaches Davis Lot 31, Block 2033, Port LaBelle Unit 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397830 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder 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 3509 2008 4104329-02020720100 Jorge Luis Artica Lot 10, Block 2072, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397831 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder 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 3407 2008 4104329-020000L0080 Steven & Barbara Nesmith Lot L8, Block 2064, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397829 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr, the holder 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 589 2008 1324229-05000002320 Victor Hieber Sr Lot 232, 233 and 234, Kell Mill Terrace Subdivision, according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11, Public Records of Glades County Florida,lying and begin in Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397357 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder 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 3393 2008 4104329-01020310100 I.B. Victory Investements Inc. Lot 10, Block 2031, Port LaBelle Unit 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397835 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder 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 3578 2008 4104329-030000L00030 Odilance Silien Lot L3, Block 2102, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397836 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder 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 2537 2005 4104329-02020750230 John Bankston Lot 23, Block 2075, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397833 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 20, 2011, for the following Proposals: E1K50A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Removal & Replacement of Concrete Ditch Pavement in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $108,000.00 E1K51A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Fence Removal/Replacement in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $144,300.00 E1K52A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Asphalt Maintenance & Repair in Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Lee, & Glades Counties. Budget Estimate: $500,000.00 E1K53A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Chemical Mowing & Litter Removal in Okeechobee County. Budget Estimate: $244,540.00 E1K54A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Chemical Mowing & Litter Removal in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $404,670.00 E1K55A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Maintenance of Traf c in Hardee, Manatee, Desoto, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1K56A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pipe Cleaning, Lining, Desilting & Video Inspection in Polk County. Budget Estimate: $600,000.00 E1K57A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pipe Cleaning, Lining, Desilting & Video Inspection in Hardee, Manatee, Desoto, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $410,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 398492 CN 9/29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, 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 1853 2008 1244432-A0000370000 Bhishma Ramdas & Tanya Ramdas The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Townhip 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 5348, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397336 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida 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 1569 2008 1154432-A0001020000 Coral Parkways Holdings Inc. The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, 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 3129, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397597 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 REQUEST FOR BIDS CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL PEST CONTROL SERVICES BID NUMBER: 2011-28 OPENING DATE AND TIME: October 19, 2011@ 2:00 p.m. Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the contract for professional pest control services for County buildings and facilities. Bids will be opened on October 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Clerk’s Of ce, second oor, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida, 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address), or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 399363 CB/CN 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr the holder 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 2365 2008 1364432-A0002540000 Maria Pardo The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4177, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397348 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr, the holder 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 1244 2008 1354331-010000J0160 Adriana Gonzalez The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 16, Block J, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397353 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder 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 2529 2005 4104329-02020690070 Jean Tomlinson c/o Cecil & Maureen Tomlinson Lot 7, Block 2069, Port La Belle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397828 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding LLC the holder 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 2301 2006 4104329-02020650160 Herman L. Zahn, Jr. And Donald W. Zahn Lot 16, Block 2065, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397834 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida 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 1468 2008 1144432-A0001060000 The Lyndel Group, LLC The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 3386, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397345 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, 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 1847 2008 1244432-A0000220100 Jose Rigoberto Garcia, Maria Consuelo Garcia, & Luzdary Garcia The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5430, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397342 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 REQUEST FOR BIDS CONSTRUCTION OF DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, CR 78 PHASE 1A AND 1B BID # 2011-29 OPENING DATE AND TIME: October 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Construction of Drainage Improvements, CR 78 Phase 1A and 1B”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by October 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 398517 CN/CB 9/29;10/6,13,20/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Alexandra Montiel the holder 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 1078 2006 1224432-01000340060 Szulim & Kuba Gruszka % Milton Gruszka Lot 6, Block 34, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2011 which is the 3rd day of November, 2011. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397840 CN 9/22,29 & 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida 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 1444 2008 1144432-A0000380100 The Lyndel Group, LLC The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3530, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fouth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397334 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida 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 1910 2008 1254432-A0000440100 Jouseph Assaf The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5053, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fouth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397335 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr the holder 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 2365 2008 1364432-A0002540000 Maria Pardo The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4177, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397350 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Jumper, Keith K., 1200 Pinewood St., Clewiston You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Fai lure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio : Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 10/06/2011 398910 CB 10/6/2011 Attention Comcast customers in Belle Glade / Pahokee, South Bay, Clewiston, Okeechobee, and each of their surrounding areas: Effective October 25, 2011, the following change will occur to your channel lineup: • BBC America will move from Digital Preferred channel 114 to Digital Starter channel 114. Please call 800-COMCAST (800-266-2278) with any questions. GENERAL INFORMATION After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service, you may change your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your request may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. 399054 ON 10/5 CGS 10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Marilyn W. Osborne, the holder 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 4596 2008 4104329-09023200130 Elvira Ramirez Lot 13, Block 2320, Port LaBelle Unit 9, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397355 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, 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 1850 2008 1244432-A0000290000 Lucky Path LLC The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, 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 5378, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397339 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 City of Clewiston Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on October 17, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to enact nal passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2011-03 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER 14 ANIMALS, ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL, SECTION 14-1. CITY DESIGNATED A BIRD SANCTUARY OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO DELETE THE PROHIBITION ON CARRYING A GUN OR RIFLE WITHIN THE BIRD SANCTUARY; PROVIDING AUTHORITY TO CODIFY; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE, A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s Of ce, City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations at the meeting because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the City Clerk’s of ce at 863-983-1484, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Clewiston City Hall is a wheelchair accessible building. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Steve McKown City Manager 398936 CN 10/6/2011 NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING AND ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District will hold their annual landowners meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Central County Water Control District Administrative Of ces, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss: the work performed during the scal year 2011-2012; annual budget for scal year 2011-2012; the annual engineers’ report; supervisors’ monthly compensation of $50.00; and transact any other business properly coming before the board. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. An Organizational Meeting will immediately follow the adjournment of the Annual Meeting. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, that person will need a record of the proceeding and may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863) 983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 399278 CN 10/6,13/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, 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 1477 2008 1144432-A0001210100 Oscar Sanchez The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access Road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 3400 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011 Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397333 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, 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 1441 2008 1144432-A0000320000 Antonio N Barrera The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3516, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397352 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida 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 1430 2008 1144432-A0000150000 Carlos Perez The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, 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 3577, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2011 which is the 27th day of October, 2011. Dated this 7th day of September, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 397351 CN 9/15,22,29;10/6/2011 Roofing Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 21 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 22 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 BY CHARLES M. MURPHY Glades County DemocratA Moore Haven man was charged with resisting an of cer with violence and eeing and attempting to elude law enforcement after an incident on September 28, Glades County Sheriff Deputies reported. Rayburn King, 45, of Avenue F, was spotted driving a vehicle in the area of 6th Street and Avenue H by Deputy R. Anderson who responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. The arrest report stated Anderson attempted to make a traf c stop on US 27 but the sport utility vehicle sped up to speeds of 80 miles per hour and later turned off near the El Rodeo. Deputy Anderson said the chase reached speeds of 65 miles per hour in cane elds south of Moore Haven. The vehicle slid to a stop at the edge of a canal embankment and the driver ed into the elds after several miles. King eluded capture for a time on foot until he struck by the Deputies taser and wrestled to the ground. Deputies said a female and a three year old child were passengers in the suspect's vehicle. Glades Deputies Chase Suspect into Cane Field Rayburn King BY JOHN CAPECE Glades County Democratic Executive CommitteeMore than 30 Democratic Party organizers, elected of cials and candidates gathered for a potluck dinner and election season kick-off meeting at the Indian Hills home of Ellen Hawk Geake, Chair of the Glades County Democrats. The Oct. 29 event was the second joint meeting for the Hendry and Glades Counties Democratic Executive Committees. Joe Thomas, Chair of the Hendry County Democrats, said that the two county political groups would continue to rotate their monthly meetings between LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore Haven. Explaining why the combined meetings, Thomas said, "Hendry and Glades County Democrats have a lot in common. We share many issues and organizing challenges," he said. "And it's just a lot more fun to get together as a larger group in a more social setting. It encourages more people to come out and meet one another." State party leaders Dee Dee Smith and Dave Dew attended to represent Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith. Smith emphasized the need for Democrats to work enthusiastically to elect their candidates in the hard-fought political arena that is the American two-party system. But she reminded the group that both parties are citizens working for a better nation and there is no place for hostility between fellow Americans. Dew urged Hendry and Glades County Democrats to take a more active role by attending the Democratic Party state convention scheduled for October 28-30 at the Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World. The rst night of the convention features a dinner with Vice President Biden as the keynote speaker. Those wanting to participate in Democratic Party events and projects are invited to contact Ellen Hawk Geake at 863-983-2922, info@GladesDemocrats.com or Joe Thomas at 863-612-0413, info@HendryDemocrats.com. Rural Democrats Unite SUBMITTED PHOTOJoe Thomas, Dee Dee Smith, Ellen Hawk Geake, and Carol Griggs gather for a joint meeting of the Democratic Executive Committees of Hendry and Glades Counties. SUBMITTED PHOTODee Dee Smith addresses Glades and Hendry County Democrats at the home of Ellen Hawk Geake on Sept. 29. The 20th annual hike around Lake Okeechobee will begin Saturday, Nov. 19, at 8 a.m. from the Pahokee Marina and will nish up back in Pahokee nine days later on Sunday, Nov. 27. One hundred and ten miles in 9 days; just one-step-at-a-time, one-day-at-a-time. Daily hikes range from 9.5 to 15 miles and are done at the individual hiker's pace. Each day's segment starts at sunrise, except for day one, and nishes by noon at one of the eight trail-heads around the lake. A shorter introductory hike, affectionately named the "Wimp Walk," of only 3.5 miles from Pahokee to Canal Point is available on opening day. Everyone is invited to join in for a day, a weekend or more. There are no fees and you do not have to be a member of the Florida Trail Association to join in. This hike is not a backpacking ordeal. Only day packs are needed. Gear is left behind in campgrounds, motels or your vehicles. Daily hikes are held in the early part of the day and afternoons are for relaxing or sightseeing. Dinners are usually enjoyed at a variety of local restaurants. This yearly event is always held during Thanksgiving Week and hikers, friends and family traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving dinner at the Clewiston Inn. There have been as many as 90 people from the group there during dinner. Days are spent hiking the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, which is a major segment of the 1,400 mile Florida National Scenic Trail. Few people have experienced the panorama that the dike affords, a 360 degree view of the lake and lakeshore. Riding in a car is not the same as walking 35 feet, on average, above the surrounding terrain. Farm, cattle and urban areas pass by slowly and hikers have a chance to take it all in at a leisurely pace. From a modest start, with eight hikers in 1992, each year has seen the number of participants increase to more than several hundred hikers and well wishers on opening day. For two men, this will be their 20th consecutive year of walking in circles. Paul Cummings and Gordon Johnson have done every hike. Adding this year's Big "O" Hike to their total, they will each have walked 2,200 miles from Pahokee to Pahokee. Paul, a retired air force of cer, used to mark each event with a dated hash mark on his sleeve. He stopped the practice when he ran out of room. This hike is the longest-running scheduled activity in the history of the statewide Florida Trail Association, the volunteer organization that builds and maintains our National Scenic Trail in Florida, The Florida Trail. The Big "O" Hike was started by the Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association With headquarters in Gainesville, the Florida Trail Association has 18 chapters statewide and approximately 6,000 members in the United State and Canada. For information about the 19th annual Big "O" Hike, please contact Paul Cummings in at cummingsps@att.net or call him at 561-963.9906. Lake Okeechobee Hike WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? e vents? | photos? | tips? | stories ? Send us an e-mail at gcdnews@newszap.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sometimes love needs a helping hand.{ He  s relying on you. A nd you ma y need some help. need some help. Especially if youre Especially if you  re caring for caring for s omeone w h ose h ea l t h re q uires attention 2 4 / 7 At Hope HealthCare Services, we understand your role a s a caregiver. We support a ll you d o wit h our com f orting c are„coordinatin g medical needs, explainin g options a nd providing emotional guidance for y ou and y our loved ones. Together, we can h e l p you b ot h ma k e eac h d ay t h e b est possi bl e Let Hope be there f or you S upport a t home c omforting C ar e re s pite f or Caregiver s co mp ass i o n for Familie s Every day is a gift. Toll free 800.8 35 .16 73 or HopeHCS.org 23 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 BY MARK KINGFall has arrived here in South Florida, if only for a few days. The water temperature has dropped a few degrees and so have the night time temperatures. Lake Okeechobee’s water level is up to 11.11 feet above sea level, which is better than last month’s level. We could sure use about another two feet of w ater in the lake and, unless we get a late season tropical storm, I think that we have all the water w e are going to get for the year. The shing has been improving by the week and cooler water temperatures should really help get the sh red up and looking for bait. I have been seeing a lot of schooling bass and that is a sure sign that fall is in the air here on the big lake. During this time of the year, I like to keep a topwater lure like a Zara Super Spook and a lipless crankbait rigged and ready to throw to schooling sh when I’m running anywhere on the lake. It is an awesome sight to see a school of ve-pound bass come up feeding on a ball of shad. If you do not have a bait ready to cast to these sh, it will be too late by the time you get rigged up and ready to cast to catch them. The other thing that fall brings to the lake is wind. Since it is out of the north or east this time of the year, this can really get the water muddied up and make shing out on the main lake tough. W ith the water level where it is at right now, the bass can get back in the grass. It is going to be dif cult this winter to get back in the grass far enough to get to clean water and not spook the bass. The bass we have been catching lately have been in the twoto seven-pound range. The bigger ones are harder to come by, but as this water cools, shing will de nitely improve. I have been using a couple of different techniques and baits to catch most of the bass we have been catching. One is Texas rigging a 10” Charlie’s Worm in watermelon-red color and shing it real slow around rocks and some vegetation. Some areas to try this at are around the spoil islands out on the Clewiston channel, around the lake end of Uncle Joe’s cut and on the pipeline. The other rig I have been using is a Carolinarigged Charlie’s Worms Salt Stick O in junebug color. I have been shing the Carolina rig in the deeper holes out on the main lake. I also sh a crankbait in retiger color through these deeper holes. When I say deeper holes, I may only mean that they are a foot or two deeper than the surrounding water but that is deep enough here to hold the bass. The shing will continue to improve as we move toward the winter season here on Lake Okeechobee and I think that this should be another great year on the big lake. Now is the time to start booking a trip on world famous Lake Okeechobee for this season as the good dates will ll up fast. Good luck, tight lines and I hope to see everyone on the water soon. Capt. Mark King is a full time guide out of Roland Martin’s Marina and Resort in Clewiston. Give him a call at 863-677-0983 or go to www.markking shing.com to book a trip. Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report SUBMITTED PHOTOOkeechobee bass caught by client Roger Batten on a Carolina rigged Charlie’s Worms Salt Stick O.

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BY TOM NORDLIE UFA University of Florida-led research team has w on a three-year, $6.3 million grant to develop genetically improved loblolly pine trees that yield greater amounts of terpene biofuels for transportation fuels. The grant, announced yesterday, was awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy, or ARPA-E. It’s part of a $156 million funding package dedicated to 60 innovative clean-energy projects. The researchers hope to bring about a vefold increase in the amount of terpene produced by loblolly, making it cost-competitive with petroleum-based fuels. Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, said the grant award demonstrates the university’s leadership in biofuel research. “Loblolly pine is economically important throughout the Southeast because it’s widely used for lumber and wood pulp,” Payne said. “By developing loblolly’s potential as a sustainable biofuel source, we can add a new dimension to its value. That has long-term bene ts to the entire region and will provide greater economic security for our residents.” Loblolly pine is planted on more than 25 million acres in 10 southeastern states. The forest products industry provides 5.5 percent of all jobs in the region, according to UF gures. The research team is led by Gary Peter, a professor of forest genomics with UF’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation. The team includes John Davis, a UF forest resources professor, and personnel from the University of California – Berkeley, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and ArborGen LLC, a leading commercial supplier of genetically improved loblolly seedlings. Peter said that by boosting terpene production, researchers hope to increase its use as a “drop-in” amendment to jet and diesel fuels, requiring little processing before use. Terpene is a major component of pine tree resin, Peter said. Existing loblolly varieties have a terpene content of 3 percent to 5 percent; the researchers hope to develop varieties that accumulate more than 20 percent. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, And Hendry Regional is offering discounted Digital Mammogram Screenings (during October)For Only $75*Call Hendry Regional Medical Center at 863-902-3061 to schedule an appointment.*Upon verification of benefits,if your insurance plan covers an annual Mammogram Screening, a small co-payment (of $75 or less) will be due at the time of service.We at Hendry Regional Medical Center care about Women's health and are available to provide you with the following services:•Digital Mammogram •Stereotactic Breast Biopsy •Needle Location Breast Biopsy •Bone Density Scans •Breast Ultra-sound •Board-Certified RadiologistsGetstate-of-the-artcareright here,close-to-home! 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 24 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee October 6, 2011 To Develop Pine-based Biofuels, UF Research Team Receives $6.3 Million Federal Grant PHOTO / TYLER JONESGary Peter, a professor with the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation, leads a research team tha t was awarded a three-year, $6.3 million grant to develop genetically improved loblolly pine trees for biofuel production.