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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: 12-01-2011
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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Area boasts resources, investment options for the futureBY GLADES COUNTY EDCResidents believe Glades County to be an amazing place that’s home to great people, an abundance of natural resources, and a diverse agricultural landscape. The people of Glades County are varied in their heritage, colorful in their history, and strong in their faith. Small schools, dedicated teachers and low crime rates are additional testaments to the area’s sense of community. Glades County residents appreciate the serenity found in the abundance of natural resources throughout the county. Lake Okeechobee, the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, Fisheating Creek and the Caloosahatchee River provide for a variety of recreational activities such as boating, canoeing, shing and wildlife. Bird watching is a particular favorite pastime to many, along with hiking and bicycling. The population of Glades County is small and the entire county is rural. Housing densities are low, traf c congestion is low, pollution is low, even the cost of living is low. Agricultural resources such as cattle, citrus, sugar cane and sod cover much of the landscape. Archaeological sites have been discovered throughout the county, which include a Seminole Indian Reservation in the northwest portion. Preservation of the county’s unique history is of utmost importance to the residents of Glades. Glades County is located in the center of South Florida at the intersection of several major highways and is served by two major rail lines. In anticipation of future development, regional planning efforts are underway, and elected of cials are working along with county residents to establish development standards to ensure the unique quality of life found in Glades County will remain intact.County OverviewNamed for the Florida Everglades, Glades County was created in 1921. It is located in south central Florida on the western bank of Lake Okeechobee, the largest fresh water lake in Florida, which adds tremendous value to the quality of life. The county is known for tourism, cattle, shing, sugar cane, produce and citrus industries. The total area is 986 square miles; of which 774 square miles is land and 213 square miles is water. The population is approximately 11,100 comprised of approximately 2,780 families. Glades County is centrally located and almost equidistant to markets in Fort Myers, West Palm Beach and within two hours of markets in Orlando and Miami. It is also located on the intercoastHow Glades County Is Today 0% IS BACK!!!!BUY A NEW 2011 F150 AND GET 0% APR FINANCING THROUGH FORD CREDIT FOR UP TO 60 MONTHS.**With approved credit. Some buyers will not qualify for 0% APR financing. Images are for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/03/12.NO DEALER FEE!! NO DEALER FEE!! Thursday, December 1, 2011 50¢ Plus tax Vol. 83 No. 120 Weekly Birdwatching column Page 3 Keenagers learning to bake Page 19 Prepare your kids for college Page 13 SEE GLADES  12 PHOTO / LAURA MATHISKaleb Langdale putting his pig back up after being weighed and tattooed. Looking on and taking a little break were our hard working helpers for the day-Aaron Lopez, Tanner Mathis and Blake Ridgdill. For more pictures, turn to page 10. Hog handling

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Chalo NitkaChalo Nitka Queen Contestants, girls grade 10-12 who are considering entering the pageant are urged to attend a pageant pre-sign up meeting on Dec. 7 at 5:15 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Topics to be discussed are new rules, and new deadlines. This meeting is for Queen Contestants only. Sign ups for the other age ranges will be held after Christmas. For questions call Jenny Allen 863-227-6354Muse Community A ssociationDec. 10 Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 17 Bingo at 6 p.m. There will be no regular meeting for the month of December. They wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. All of the events are held at the Muse Community Center building located on Loblolly Bay Road. For more information, please call 863-6740467.Gospel SingThe Swindles would like to invite everyone out to The Big Red Barn for a gospel sing on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. The Celebration Singers will performing. The Big Red Barn is located at 7500 W Hwy. 27, Clewiston. A sign will mark the location. They hope to see you there.The Glades Craft ShowThe second annual Christmas Craft and Gift show at The Glades RV Resort will be on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Resort is located just off Hwy 80 between Hwy 27 and LaBelle. Local crafters and artists will be selling glass garden sculptures, scentsy home fragrances, scroll saw wood crafts, various kinds of handmade jewelry including hand made glass beads, purses, quilts made from jeans, rings made from buttons, greeting cards using local photos as well as quilling craft, “dishy” yard art, Christmas decor including lighted glass blocks and wreaths, aprons, pot holders, potato bags, plastic bag holders, painted bird houses, T-shirts, towels, earring charms, Raggedy Ann and Andy and Humpty Dumpty dolls, home made noodles and much more. Coffee and donuts for breakfast and Artie’s pulled pork sandwich lunch will be available for purchase. To reserve a table for selling crafts, contact Eulaine Delgado at 765-271-3665 or eulainedelgado@aol.com Plan now for the third annual sale on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.Ortona DinnerThe Ortona Community Association will hold its rst spaghetti buffet dinner of the season on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the OCA Hall, on Ortona Road (Highway 78A). This popular all-you-can-eat buffet features delicious pasta and meat sauce, garlic bread, Italian green beans, dessert, coffee and iced tea. There is a cost so, for advance tickets or reservations, contact Laona DeSefano at 675-4235 or Fran Way 675-7880.Christmas on the CaloosahatcheeChristmas on the Caloosahatchee is going to be held on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tom Perry City Park in Moore Haven. If you are interested in having a booth please contact Shelley Jones at Moore Haven Elementary School at 863-946-0737 or by e-mail at shelley. jones@gladesschools.org.Christmas CantataA cantata, Bethlehem’s Child, will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. at Maple Grove Baptist Church. This is a combined effort of Lakeport Christian Church and Maple Grove. They are extending an invitation to each one in the community. Please get this on your calendar and attend and nd the real reason for the season.Glades County TDC MeetingGlades County Tourism Development Council’s December meeting has been changed to Dec. 19. The meeting will be held in the Glades County Commission Chambers located at 500 Avenue J SW, Moore Haven, FL 33471 at 3 p.m.Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523 is located at 101 Avenue J in Moore Haven. All events are open to the public. November activities for members and friends are as follows: Tuesday: Bingo at 7 p.m. Friday: Steak Dinners 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday: Breakfast served on the 1st and 3rd from 8 to 11 a.m. Meetings are as follows: Men Aerie 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7 p.m. Lady Auxiliary 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7 p.m. Aeries opens at 10 a.m. For information or applications call 863-946-1523.FIU Scholarship for Hispanic StudentsFIU’s Agroecology Program will award more than $330,000 in scholarships to Hispanic students by Dec. 15. FIU plans to give away 15 scholarships worth as much as $24,000 each to fund research, service-learning projects, professional networking activities and internships. The scholarships are designed to help students prepare for careers in agriculture, food and natural resource sciences. The funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants Program. Applicants must be current or prospective FIU students, United States citizens and of Hispanic origin. To arrange an interview with the Agroecology Program manager or director, please contact Evelyn S. Perez at 305-348-4493 or esuperez@ u. edu at the following information.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 Librar y 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 Librar y 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 Count y 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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ GLADES AT A GLANCE Lakeport Community Center Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. For more information call George at 863-946-1222. Lakeport Community Center Yoga classes every Monday and Friday at 12:15 p.m. For more information call Dori at 863-227-1074. Lakeport Gators meet every Friday at 6 p.m. Come out and enjoy food, games, and crafts. For more information contact Ms. Brenda at 863532-8314. Vendors are wanted for the Sour Orange Festival that will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11. For more information call Dori at 863-227-1074. Lakeport Gators Kids Group is collecting non-perishable items to prepare food baskets for the Christmas holiday. If you would like to donate items, please contact Ms. Brenda. The Lakeport Gators Kid’s Club is planning a Community Flea Market on Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at 8 a.m. If you have items that you would like to donate to support our kid’s club, you can drop off items on Friday nights between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lakeport Gators Kids Club will also be selling pulled pork sandwiches as well as having a bake sale. There will be a Lakeport Gators Community Flea Market at Lakeport Community Center Red Barn Road on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 a.m. Spaces available to set up to sell or come and shop. For more information call Brenda at 863-532-8314. LAKEPORT NEWS

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudobonTwo of the six Sandhill Crane races are found in Florida. One is the non-migratory Florida Sandhill Crane sub-species which breeds throughout much of the peninsula and is listed as a “threatened” because of loss of habitat. The second species is the Greater Sandhill Crane, which migrates in large ocks to Florida in the winter. The migratory species returns to their Canadian breeding grounds in February or March (according to the Breeding Bird Atlas). The Florida Sandhill Crane is a large heron-like gray bird with a long neck which is kept straight in ight. Its long dark legs can be seen trailing behind its body while ying. Their long, dark pointed bills are used to dig or prod the ground while foraging for grains, seeds, insects and vertebrates. Adults have a red forehead, white cheeks and large wingspan. These popular birds are known for jumping up and down, with wings open and their bill pointing upward during courtship dances. Their deep rolling trumpet or rattling calls can be heard from a long distance. Sandhill Cranes have a long lifespan, living up to 20 years, and do not breed until they are two to seven years old. Florida Sandhill Cranes nest from late December to June. Both parents help build a large nest of sticks, reeds, grasses and mosses, which is generally located near the water. Incubation duties of the two buff olive eggs are shared by the parents for 28 to 32 days. The chicks will leave the nest a few days after hatching, but stay nearby for 10 to 14 days. The young edge at about 67 days; however they will stay with their parents for up to 10 months. Juveniles are buff colored with little or no red on crown. The Florida Sandhill Crane’s habitat includes freshwater ponds, marshes, prairies, pastures, lawns and golf courses. They are currently being reported along S.R. 29 north of LaBelle, Keri Road (832) and Devils Garden Road (833). Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding trips. You and your guests are invited participate in upcoming birding trips or the Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 31 at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). A complete list of Florida CBC’s is on the Florida Ornithological Society website at www.fosbirds.org/ For information please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or phone 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule o f STA5 trips through December 2012 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org Please send high resolution photos for upcoming news articles on songbirds and ducks. Photographer’s submissions will be credited. 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 November and December 2011. “Like,” post a birding photo, or comment on “The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society Facebook” page to enter the next drawing. Inland Birding Fun: Sandhill Crane (SACR) 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 Margaret England PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDFlorida Sandhill Crane.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 1 8 6 3 9 8 3 9 1 4 8 5 Days SaleNov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, 3 4 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 OPTOMETRISTS DENTAL 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 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 OPTOMETRISTS 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. East wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81. 13.83 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind between 11 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.John E. (Bud) Whidden Jr., 82CLEWISTON — John E. (Bud) Whidden Jr., 82, passed away Nov. 25, 2011, at Hope Hospice in Sebring. Bud was born in Okeechobee, on Feb 7, 1929. He served in the army in the Korean War. He returned from the war to graduate from the Univ ersity of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in A nimal Husbandry in 1955. Bud was the ranch foreman at Stitt Ranch in Clewiston for over 40 y ears. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the VFW, the Clewiston Elks Lodge, and a charter member of the Hendry County Cattleman’s Association. Bud enjoyed his family and friends, and celebrated life by being around those he loved. He was an outdoorsman, a third generation Florida cowboy, and raised his children to appreciate and enjoy loved ones, as well as the rewards of hard work. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline W hidden; son, Joe Kelley Whidden; parents, J ohn E. and Willie Whidden of Okeechobee; three sisters, Betty Jane Davis (Johnny), Joann W hidden, and Pauline Thomas (Alva), all of Okeechobee. He is survived by his sister, Marion Payne of W illiston; son, John E. (Trip) Whidden, III (Brenda) of Clewiston; and daughter, Mary Ann A ndrews (Russell) of Lake Placid. He also leaves behind four granddaughters, Vanessa Whidden of Sylva, N.C., Krystal Whidden of Clewiston, Katharine (Katie) Whidden of Clewiston, Jennifer Andrews Armstrong (Tommy) of Pensacola; great-granddaughters, Cassidy and Cheyenne of Pensacola; and several nieces and nephews of Okeechobee and Williston. There will be a service to celebrate Bud’s life on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. Friends of the family are invited. In lieu of owers, the family asks that donations be made to the Richard Pape Memorial Fund or Hope Hospice of Sebring.Mary Edith Timms, 66CLEWISTON — Mary Edith Timms, age 66, of Clewiston, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Lehigh Acres. Mary was born June 2, 1945, in Bartow County, Ga. She is the daughter of the late Daniel A. and Louise M. (Mulkey) Haney. She was the Fire Chief of the Pioneer Volunteer Fire Department for many years. She is survived by her husband, Henry Raymond Timms; two daughters, Connie Godwin (Henry) and Mary Jennifer Timms; one son, Henry Daniel Timms (Shila); her mother, Louise M. (Mulkey) Haney; sister, Carole Tanner; ve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral service was 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at Carmel Baptist Church, 2001 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock, Ga., with Pastor Arthur Lee Croft of ciating. Interment will be in Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, Woodstock, Ga. I I n L o v i n g M e m o r y o f Mason Lee Cole A l w a y s i n o u r t h o u g h t s F o r e v e r i n o u r h e a r t s W e m i s s y o u r l o v e Y o u r l a u g h t e r a n d y o u r g r e a t s m i l e .L o v i n g y o u a l w a y s F a m i l y a n d F r i e n d s 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 OBITUARIES New, expanded channel line-up, including more HD offerings, and lower cost XFINTY phone increases offeringsXFINITY services are evolving in Comcast’s Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, Clewiston, and Okeechobee systems. More than 50 new channels, including more than 30 new HD channels, are available to all XFINITY customers in communities surrounding Lakes Okeechobee. This latest expansion of XFINITY services comes less than ve months after Comcast included a more robust XFINITY On Demand platform to customers in these areas, offering more than 25,000 always accessible movies and television programs from a library that is available to anyone who receives digital cable service. “This latest expansion of XFINITY services in this part of our Region is part of an ongoing effort to offer the same high level of service we offer every one of our customers, regardless of location,” said Comcast’s Regional Senior Vice President for the Florida East Coast Region, Filemon Lopez. “This evolution of service is a game changer. Now our customers surrounding Lake Okeechobee will have access to XFINITY phone service allowing them to take advantage of the many bene ts available to Triple Play customers. Added to that is a signi cant expansion of TV channels, which means more than 50 new channels, including in excess of 30 new HD offerings. ” The addition of XFINITY Voice now brings a choice of Local with More service, which allows callers unlimited local calling and an inexpensive long distance rate, or XFINITY Voice Unlimited, which provides unlimited local and longdistance calling in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Both plans include 12 calling features including Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling and more to all Lakes communities’ customers. Even with a change to Local with More or Unlimited, customers can keep their current phone numbers. With XFINITY Triple Play now available, customers in communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee also have access to new convergence options, so XFINITY phone customers can retrieve their voice mail messages through their comcast.net Communications Center site. For more information on the new channel lineup for the communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee, visit Comcast.com/channellineup “In the last ve month, Comcast has signi cantly improved its XFINITY services in the Lake Okeechobee area. These changes are a sign of things to come, as Comcast continues to offer the latest services our industry has to offer,” said Lopez. “Now, those who live around the Lake have a technical platform allowing them to have access of all these new products.” More XFINITY Services Expand in the Lakes Communities PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDNew Florida Trails Chapter to MeetJoin the Fisheating Creek Florida Trails Association Sub-Chapter for their monthly program followed by a hike on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. Meet at the Screen Room at the Fisheating Creek Outpost Campground in Palmdale. The program topics will be “Building a Stile” and “Blazes” ( the standard trail marking system used by hikers). Bring water and wear closed-toed walking shoes for the leisurely hike on the Lost Lake Trail. Families, youth and adults are welcome. The day use fee will be wavered for participants who help pick up liter during the hike. For information contact Betty Loomis at 863-946-3560 or Margaret England at 863-674-0695. Becoming one of the founding members of this new Florida Trails Association Chapter being organized by Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee County residents and visitors. The 16-county region remains under a water shortage warning. The drier-than-normal forecast for the next several months of the dry season indicates there could be a return to water shortage conditions in the spring. The District continues to store as much as water as possible while providing ood control when needed. South Florida is now under the District’s Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule that limits residential and business landscape irrigation to two or three days per week based on location. Some city and county governments have adopted local ordinances that differ from the District rule and may further limit landscape irrigation. To determine watering days and times in your area, contact your local government or visit www.sfwmd.gov/2days. Customers of the West Palm Beach and Lake Worth utilities remain under local orders that limit landscape irrigation to one day per week. After months of cutbacks as directed by the District’s water shortage orders, permitted water users such as nurseries, agriculture, golf courses and utilities are required to continue following the water use conditions in their permits. Copies of water use permits can be found in the Application/Permit records search online at www.sfwmd.gov/ePermitting. District-Wide Conditions for Nov. 29

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Royal’s E-Z Financing Available $588 Sofa & Loveseat $288 4pc. Bedroom Groups $88 5-Drawer Chest 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011

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Advent: Getting Ready But With HopeBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchI sensed the disappointment when the governmental “Super-Committee” could not come up with a means of reducing our national de cit and the likely results. People are worried about the impact it will have on their incomes, lifestyles, their plans for the future. The prospects do not look good. We wait for what will happen, wishing that the impact of w hat is going on will not be too drastic and suffering will be at least bearable. Given the enormity of the task, and what is going on all over the world, it seems that what we once knew will be changed – and not for the better. As I re ected on everyone waiting to see what w ill happen, I thought about another time of waiting; also something people are waiting for these days. As Christmas approaches, we get ready and w ait for the “big day.” This season in Church calendars is called “Advent” – or more literally “what is before the coming.” It is a time of preparation for Christmas; the stores are telling us, decorations are appearing around the community, people are shopping and soon it will be Christmas. The difference between w aiting to see what will happen in the world’s economies and the waiting for the coming of Christmas is quite different. One is about not knowing what will come, the other is knowing w hat will happen and what it will bring. The world waited for the coming of the Messiah long before Jesus was born and then He came. W aiting was not hopeless. People knew that the Lord would come and with Him the gifts of salvation and eternal life. Our waiting today for what will come in the future as a result of our economic situation does not offer that same hope. With this wait comes uncertainty and fear; that’s something else. As I thought about this contrast, I had to ask “Which ‘waiting’ will nally give the hope that is to be fullled?” Have we had other dif cult times and God has provided for His people? Have we also been on the brink of disasters in the past, and overcame the dif culties to go on and have a newer and better life? Is the story of Thanksgiving, just passed, about people who left comfort and security of home, took a dangerous ocean voyage, set up home in a yet-untamed land, and then gave thanks because they had come to the end of a w ait and were now ready to build? This season of getting ready for Christmas is about an Advent – preparing for the coming of the Lord, knowing that He has come and will come again. On that certainty rests the hope of all w ho wait. Those who wait with faith do not hope in vain( cf. Romans 8:18ff). This time of waiting w here our Church calendars coincide with waiting by the worldly calendars give us a choice: do w e wait in hope or with apprehension. The Lord’s coming is a certainty; that’s where I will wait -in hope. God With Us!BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchThe wonderful Christmas Season is nally here! The concept of the incarnation staggers the intellect of the world’s greatest thinkers. It is evident to all who have eyes to see. Jesus was born in a manger. His relatives were poor and inconspicuous. His life was spent in abject poverty, yet his disciples have wealth beyond human conception in a land where moth and rust do not corrupt and thieves do not break through and steal. Though He had no formal education, He alone has challenged the scholars of every generation. The world stands amazed at His understanding and His answers. Though His public ministry lasted only three short years, His in uence has ooded every succeeding century and His words are translated into more languages and dialects than those of any other. Though He did not preach over 100 miles from His carpenter’s shop in Nazareth, His words now echo on every continent in the world. He healed the multitudes without medicine, and yet has spawned the concept of hospitals and inspired doctors and surgeons to sacri ce and humanitarian service. His in uence has dried the tears of orphans, brought sympathetic care to the af icted, and comfort and hope to those beset by the withering hand of time. After the passing of 20 long centuries, we say with assurance that no man or group of men has so changed the course of human history as the lonely carpenter of Nazareth. The date lines of the world bend around the manger of His birth. Though He wrote no book, He reigns as the supreme subject in all the world of literature. Though He composed no music, He has put more melody in the human heart and inspired more songs than any man in history. Though He marshalled no army, He numbers more volunteers, more prisoners, and more martyrs than any empire the world has ever known. Fishermen dropped their nets to follow in His steps. The dead responded to His call. Even the winds and the waves obeyed His voice. His death at Calvary caused the earth to shudder and the sun to hide its face in amazement. Thinking men everywhere concur ... “God was manifest in the esh.” His name is Immanuel!Testing Our Christmas IQBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchThe countdown to Christmas has begun! We’ve heard the stories, we’ve sung the carols, but how much of the scriptural Christmas story do we really know? Every year I like to share with those around me a fun test to help remind us of how much we really know, and how much of our knowledge is legend! Here is a sample of this year’s Christmas IQ test! (1) As long as Christmas has been celebrated, it has been on Dec. 25. (T or F) (2) Joseph was from: A. Bethlehem B. Jerusalem C. Nazareth D. Egypt E. Chicago F. None of the above (3) How did Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem? A. Joseph walked, Mary rode a donkey B. Mary walked, Joseph rode a donkey C. They both walked. D. They both rode. E. Our church van. F. They ew. G. Who Knows? (4) What did the innkeeper tell Mary and Joseph? A. “Come back after the Christmas rush and I should have some vacancies.” B. “I have a stable you can use.” C. “There is no room at the inn.” D. Both B and C. E. None of the above. (5) Jesus was delivered in a: A. Stable. B. Manger. C. Cave. D. Barn. E. Unknown. (6) A Manger is a: A. Stable for domestic animals. B. Wooden hay storage bin. C. Feeding Trough. D. Barn. (7) Which animals does the Bible say were present at Jesus’ birth? A. Cows, sheep, goats. B. Cows, donkeys, sheep. C. Lowing cattle. D. Misc. barnyard animals. E. Lions, tigers, and bears. F. None of the above. (8) Who saw the “Star in the East”? A. Shepherds. B. Mary and Joseph. C. Three Kings. D. Both A and C. E. None of the above. (9) How many angels spoke to the shepherds? A. One. B. Three. C. Seven. D. A Multitude. E. None of the above. (10) What sign did the angels tell the shepherd to look for? A. “This way to baby Jesus” B. A star over Bethlehem. C. A baby that doesn’t cry. D. A house with a Christmas tree. E. A baby in a stable. F. None of the above. ANSWERS TO BIBLE IQ TEST: (1) False. Not until the fourth century did it settle on the 25th. (2) A. See Luke 2:3,4. (3) G. The Bible doesn’t say. (4) E. No word about the innkeeper. See Luke 2:7. (5) E. No word about it. See Luke 2:7. (6) C. (7) F. The Bible doesn’t specify. (8) E. The wise men did. They were not kings. See Matthew 2:2. (9) A. See Luke 2:9. (10) F. a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. See Luke 2:12. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 450 South Main St.,LaBelle,FL 33935 (863)-675-2356 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 RELIGION COLUMNS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 N O T I C EThe Glades County School Board Held A Reorganizational Meeting On November 22, 2011 and established the following meeting schedule. ARegular Meeting will be held on December 8, 2011 At 9:00a.m. Beginning In January, 2012 The Regular Meeting Schedule Will Resume With Regular Meetings Being Held On The Second Thursday At 6:00p.m. And The Fourth Thursday At 9:00a.m. In The Glades County School Board Meeting Room 400 10th Street, SW Moore Haven, Florida 33471PUBLISH:12/1/2011 The hiring of a Lawyer is an important decision that should not be based soley upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.Appointments in Clewiston,Lake Placid,Sebring and OkeechobeeW.Roy Wilkes,C.P.A.Attorney and Counselor at Law (888)645-1319 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 BY RANDY SMITH SFWMDLeaders of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Serv ices (FDACS) today marked the expansion of an innovative, cost-saving land management strategy w ith the signing of partnership agreements with eight Florida ranchers. Water managers are collaborating with landowners to achieve water storage, water quality and habitat improvement bene ts north of Lake Okeechobee but at less cost than traditional government land acquisition programs. DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. and SFW MD Executive Director Melissa Meeker met with landowners at the Dixie Cattle Ranch in Okeechobee County to nalize the new agreements that w ill store 4,800-acre feet of water on private lands and improve water quality in Lake Okeechobee, the coastal estuaries and the Everglades. The ranchlands totaling 9,500 acres across three counties have become part of the SFWMD's Dispersed Water Management Program to store water on public, private and tribal lands. The program is an important new tool that is helping to improve water quality, protect water resources and conserve Florida's habitats. At the same time, using working ranchlands to achieve environmental bene ts also helps sustain jobs, keeps land on local tax rolls and avoids burdening taxpayers with new debt to buy title to the land. The effort parallels the water resource goals of Florida's successful land acquisition programs w ithout the higher cost of buying and managing land. "Getting the water right is central to every aspect of Florida life and its future," said DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. "Collaborating with property owners to store excess water helps advance the conservation and natural resource protection goals of highly successful environmental protection programs, without the high cost of land acquisition, the burden of ongoing debt payments and leaving landowners to do what they do best manage the land and support our economy." Located just north of the City of Okeechobee and the lake, 1,075 acres on the Dixie Ranch is becoming a working example of the innovative land preservation and water storage strategy. With simple features such as berms and water control structures already built by the landowner, the property is ideally suited to capture and store water that would otherwise ow directly into Lake Okeechobee. This helps prevent nutrients such as phosphorus from reaching the lake and reduces potential discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries, as well as offering additional ood protection for the communities surrounding these water bodies. Rehydrating ranchland also bene ts habitat for native plants and wildlife. "Shallow water storage coupled with large regional reservoirs provides additional tools for better managing water in the regional system and protecting South Florida's water resources," said SFWMD Executive Director Melissa Meeker. "The Dispersed Water Management Program is an innovative way of involving private partners in environmental solutions and achieving our goals for water storage, water quality and habitat enhancement in a scally responsible way for taxpayers." Since the start of its Dispersed Water Management Program in 2005, the District has collaborated with a coalition of agencies, environmental organizations, ranchers and researchers to utilize approximately 229,000 acres of land for water storage, water quality improvement and habitat enhancement. In addition to employing regional public projects, the program encourages property owners to retain water on their land rather than drain it and to accept and detain regional runoff. "The future of water storage north of Lake Okeechobee relies on innovative partnerships and marks a milestone in our collective efforts to preserve both the Northern Everglades and our working landscapes for future generations," said Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. "This program is a progressive way of achieving our shared goals of environmental restoration and a healthy and sustainable agricultural economy." Based on data and experience gained from eight original pilot projects, the District in October doubled participation in the program with the approval of eight new contracts, spanning Okeechobee, Polk and Highlands counties. Together, projects on the newly enrolled lands will provide 4,800 acre-feet of regional storage and additional nutrient bene ts. One of the pilot projects used to develop the Dispersed Water Management Program was shown in a single year to have removed 8.4 metric tons of phosphorus to improve water quality in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed. The District is investing $7 million over 10 years for the latest contracts. A total of $46 million has been designated over the next ve years to help further achieve program goals. The Dispersed Water Management Program Northern Everglades Payment for Environmental Services is being implemented in coordination with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), UF/IFAS and the World Wildlife Fund. Florida’s Ranchlands Helping to Preserve LandscapesNEW LAND MANAGEMENT STRATEGY ACHIEVES ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS, KEEPS LANDS ON TAX ROLLS, SUSTAINS JOBS SUBMITTED PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 SUBMITTED PHOTOThe Big O HikeTwenty nine walkers completed the walk around Lake Okeechobee on Nov. 27. They started in Pahokee on Nov. 19 and walked counter clockwise around the lake returning to Pahokee on the morning of the 27th. Although most of them came from all over the State of Florida, there were participants from Tennessee, Missouri, and Georgia. Pictured is Gordon Johnson, Clyde Hopkins, Paul Guyon, Liz Branley, Rolando Branly, Leo Nunnink, Ami Brown, Barbara Scruggs, Charles Auer, Wayne Mcswain, Rod Niemann, Suzanne Niemann, Bob Coveney, Donna Hornsby, Robert Dowdy, Sandra Friend, Bob Fromhartz, Shirley Button, Willy Hannemann, Andy Kirk, Delbert Bollinger, Bill Detzner, Sally Davies, Wally Ward. Not pictured: Paul Cummings, Mary Hennessey, Gail Baldwin, Leigh Anne Shockley, Edward Herod. PHOTO / LAURA MATHISThe Rooters had their 1st of 3 Team Competitions at their November meeting. The Red Team led by Samantha Shearer is pictured here trying to guess all the parts of a swine correctly to help their team advance in the competition. Red Team members are: Samantha Shearer, Monica Devine, Jaime Hingson, Alley Auler, Jorden Perez, Ashton Powers, Blake Ridgdill, Joe Perry and David Perry. PHOTO / LAURA MATHISBuddy Garvey, Ragen Mathis and Jeff Barnes volunteer their time to help weigh-in and tattoo the swine for identi cation purposes for the Glades County Youth Livestock Show during Chalo Nitka. PHOTO / LAURA MATHISThe Glades County 4-H Swine Club “Rooters” are divided up into teams for their monthly meetings. They are in competition all year to see which team comes out on top. Pictured here is 1 of the 5 teams-the Pink Team led by Haley Stephens. Pictured left to right (back): Kyle Hubbard, Haley Stephens, Cheyenne Seiler and Ethan Taylor. Left to right (front): Makayla Strenth, Brice Prowant, Shayna Barnes and Evan Navarro. Head, Heart, Health and Hooves 2011 Hendry and Glades County 4-H Swine Prospect Show on Saturday, Dec. 3, and the Hendry County Livestock Show Barn (710 E El Paso A venue, Clewiston). Registration and weigh-in begins at 8 a.m. Swine Judging will begin at 10 a.m. This show is open to all current 4-H and FFA Members. This show is a fund raising event for the Glades and Hendry County 4-H Swine Clubs so we hope everyone will come out and support these youth. A concession stand will be available to serve all your eating needs. If you have any questions, please call Michelle Rayburn at 863-227-0488 or Miranda Hall at 863228-1141 or Laura Mathis at 863-227-3253.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 pursue a degree in Finance and Business Administration. Jessica is currently working as an executive administrative assistant to the president of the Palm Beach Kennel Club located in West Palm Beach, Florida. John Mark has been pursuing a career in banking for the past seven years. JOHN DAVIS JESSICA JOHNSON & Michael and Nancy Johnson of Belle Glade, Florida announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica N. Johnson to John M. Davis, the son of Lee and Nancy Davis of Clewiston, Florida. Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. George Phillips, of Belle Glade and the late Mr. and Mrs. Brian Johnson formerly of Deland, Florida. Grandparents of the groom are Ms. Monevah B. Lee and the late Major Lee and the late Mr. and Mrs. James A. Davis Sr. both of Clewiston, Florida. The bride to be graduated from Glades Day School and Palm Beach State College. Jessica continues to work towards her accounting degree from Florida Atlantic University. The groom to be graduated from Clewiston High School and attended the University of Central Florida to ENGAGEMENT 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 This month marks ve years since a majority of Florida voters approved a state constitutional amendment that called for reinstating a tobacco education and use-prevention program. Today that program, Tobacco Free Florida, is saving lives and saving taxpayers millions of dollars. It has put Florida back on the map as a leader in tobacco prevention and cessation. Florida is doing the right thing and making strides in tobacco control. Voters should be proud they made this decision ve years ago. Comprehensive tobacco-control programs like Tobacco Free Florida work. From 2007 to 2010, the smoking rate for adults in Florida decreased signi cantly to below the national average, resulting in nearly half a million fewer Floridian adult smokers. This decrease in smokers saved the state about $4.2 billion in personal health care expenditures. Florida is also one of only six states where the incidence of lung cancer among both men and women decreased from 1999 to 2008. Fewer smokers in the state is good not only for our collective health, but for our wallets as well. At a time when Florida businesses have been hit hard by the economic downturn, lower health care costs mean more money available for important business investments. And, a healthier workforce means increased productivity in the form of fewer sick days, faster recovery time for employees, and fewer illnesses due to tobacco-related disease. This is great news for families as well. Those former smokers are no longer spending money on tobacco products, allowing that money to be spent in other ways for their families. Despite the progress we've made, there is still work to be done. Each year, nearly 30,000 Floridians die from smoking and tobacco-related diseases and cost the state millions of dollars in health care costs and lost productivity. Thousands of kids in Florida become new cigarette smokers each year, creating a new generation of lifelong nicotine addicts and a new generation of life-threatening diseases. If this continues, hundreds of thousands of these kids will ultimately die prematurely from their own smoking or secondhand smoke. Support for Tobacco Free Florida is as important today as ever. Five years ago, Florida voters took to the voting booth and spoke up to demand this program. Today, Floridians can continue to lend their support by encouraging tobacco users in their lives to seek out the free resources funded by this program and to quit tobacco for their health and for their families. Thanks to the amendment, which guarantees funding for a comprehensive program, we are able to offer proven effective resources to help tobacco users in the state quit. Quit Smoking Cessation Classes are ongoing with new classes scheduled to start January 2012. Hendry County residents can conveniently access these services free of charge by contacting Angelica Pena at 902-3019, Valarie James at 674-4041 ext 128 or Sarah Litchy at 946-0707 ext. 404, or in person at Hendry Regional Medical Center, or Hendry County Health Department. November Marked Important Vote for Tobacco Education Snake only seen near Fisheating CreekBY JEREMY HANCE mongabay.comHead to Glades County and nd a specimen of the South Florida Rainbow Snake (Farancia erytrogramma seminola), which the US government says is extinct. In an unusual bid two NGOS, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Center for Snake Conservation, are offering a substantial reward to the rst person who can prove that the South Florida rainbow snake has not vanished forever. Earlier this year, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that the snake subspecies was extinct. However, the CBD and the Center for Snake Conservation believe the service has done little to nd the species. "Declaring the South Florida rainbow snake extinct without adequate search effort is scientifically irresponsible," Cameron Young, executive director of the Center for Snake Conservation, said in a press release. A subspecies of the rainbow snake, the South Florida rainbow snake is known only from Fisheating Creek, near Lake Okeechobee. Harmless and largely aquatic the snake may also be nocturnal, making it dif cult to spot. There have been uncon rmed sightings of the species through the 1980s, although no con rmed sightings in over 50 years. "If we can nd these snakes, they'd be very likely to get protection under the Endangered Species Actthe most powerful tool in the country for saving plants and animals from extinction," said Collette Adkins Giese, an attorney with the CBD. It's not unheard-of for species to show up decades, sometimes even over a century, after they have last been seen, and the NGOs hope a reward may spur a more active search by the public. $500 Offered for Rediscovery of Extinct SnakeAnnual Yearly ProgressGCSD and MHES announce the release of Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and school grade reports. MHES and WGS earned a letter grade of A from the Florida Department of Education and did not meet AYP. As required under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, the district has sent home letters explaining what AYP is, how it is achieved, and what we are doing to improve student achievement. Additionally, parents received information informing them Florida Virtual School is the school of Choice for both MHES and WGS.Project GraduationProject Graduation for the 2012 Seniors of Moore Haven High School is currently underway.We are in the process of raising money for the end of the year alcohol/drug free party for our graduating seniors. This program allows the seniors to have an organized, adult supervised evening on the night of graduation. Our hope is that the seniors who attend project graduation will have an enjoyable and unforgettable, but more importantly safe evening. We have already engaged in several fundraising activities that have been well received by the community, including several barbecues and a rib cook off. Our future activities will include a chili cook off, softball tournament, and more barbecues. Even with all this fundraising activity we still need your support to make this night happen for our seniors. Any donation in support of our Moore Haven High School 2012 Seniors would be greatly appreciate. Please send any donations to the following address: Project Graduation, P.O. Box 99 Moore Haven, FL 33471. Please make checks payable to Project Graduation. SCHOOL BRIEFS SUBMITTED PHOTOSouth Florida Rainbow Snake.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 al waterway, which bisects the east and west coasts of Florida from the Gulf in Fort Myers, via the Caloosahatchee River, across Lake Okeechobee, to Stuart and the Atlantic. Six thousand watercraft navigate through the canals in Moore Haven each year, and a further 12,000 elsewhere on Lake Okeechobee. With projects like the River Forest Yacht Center under construction in Ortona and 600 linear feet of dockage in Moore Haven, Glades County is working to rede ne itself as an inland yachting destination in South Florida and working to identify sites for expansion of marine industries elsewhere in the county. Glades County is home to more than 1,500 acres of industrially zoned property. Some have rail access, available potable water and electricity, as well as access to US 27, which affords prospective businesses the rare opportunity to get established on the ground oor of development, giving them exibility regarding build-out and lease options, as well as possible joint ventures or outright purchases. Recently the citizens of Glades County went through a visioning process to discuss the state of the county and its future. The Glades County Vision Process consisted of three public workshops from February to April 2006. The process was a grass roots effort that involved citizens from across the county. The focus of the process was on citizen priorities. The process started with a clean canvas and residents painted the picture. Workshop participants identi ed what was important to them individually and then developed priorities as a group. Expert information was gathered about current activities and new initiatives that related to the group priorities. In the County's recent visioning process, the following priorities related to activities for residents and tourist were identi ed: Museums and Historical Sites: essential in sustaining tourism which supports the county's economy and also serves to preserve the county's rich Native American and cracker heritage Parks and Public Lands: providing wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities such as viewing the lake, picnicking, hiking and bird watching, these natural resources can be promoted, enhanced and made more accessible Lodging, Restaurants and Support Services A Recreation Complex: comprised of ball elds, a swimming pool and regulation tennis courts to host tournaments GLADESContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTOChart shows that Glades County is an equidistant area from major urban areas. Operations in Glades County to continueBY JUDY SANCHEZ U.S. SugarIn an agreement signed last month, U.S. Sugar Corp. and A. Duda and Sons, Inc. formalized plans for a strategic business alliance structured around the core strengths of each company. U.S. Sugar, one of the nation's largest fully integrated producers of sugar cane and re ned cane sugar, will acquire DUDA's sugar cane production business in Palm Beach County, which will include DUDA's ownership interest in the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida. Under the agreement, family-owned DUDA, a diversi ed land company with agricultural and real estate operations across the country, will have access to land owned by U.S. Sugar to develop and expand its east coast vegetable operations in Belle Glade, Florida, which will include expansion of the company's organic celery crop. "The acquisition of DUDA's Palm Beach County sugar cane production is in keeping with our long term strategy to be the most productive and ef cient sugar business," said U.S. Sugar President and CEO Robert H. Buker, Jr. "We believe this acquisition is a good, long-term investment for our company and for our shareholders." "U.S. Sugar intends to ful ll all the cane obligations to area mills and all the other obligations of DUDA's Belle Glade sugar cane operations just as DUDA did, and we plan to bring all the employees currently working in DUDA's Belle Glade sugarcane operation into our employee group," said Buker. The Duda family has a long and rich history farming here in the Glades and throughout the United States," Buker said. "We look forward to working and farming with the DUDA organization." David Duda, President and CEO of DUDA, said, "This transaction allows DUDA to grow its east coast vegetable operations and take advantage of opportunities in other areas of our business, including the expansion of our diversi ed agricultural operations and real estate holdings across the country." DUDA will continue sugar cane production in Glades County, Florida, as well as in south Texas. The terms of the agreement, which will proceed to due diligence, were not disclosed. The two companies have enjoyed a 40-year history of cooperative business activities, including sugar cane harvest and milling agreements, joint land use and lease agreements and making cooperative xed land improvements. "U.S. Sugar is a quality grower and producer and is a strong business partner," said Duda. "This is a win-win deal for both companies, allowing each of us to grow, prosper and concentrate on our competitive strengths over the long term." Duda And U.S. Sugar Corporation Enter Major Acquisition and Agreement SUBMITTED PHOTOArea shot of the Clewiston Sugar Operations that took over DUDA.

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We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. GiveawayKittens Free Need a good loving home. Please adopt me! (863)673-1464 SpecialNotice WILL HAUL Empty Truck returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, & the Mid West. Can be 1 item or entire household. 414-520-1612 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time LOAN INTERVIEWERMust 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on December 8th, 2011 at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. Sincerely, Aida Barnhart, Executive Director Area Housing Commission 403931 CB/CN 12/1/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-001150-CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. CRISOSTOMA RODRIGUEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 17, 2011 and entered in Case No. 26-2009-001150-CA of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and CRISOSTOMA RODRIGUEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CRISOSTOMA RODRIGUEZ N/K/A JUAN RODRIGUEZ; 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 21st day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6, BLOCK 2108, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 73, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5014 DOLPHIN CIRC., 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 November 17, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 3622-5018 F10109573 “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; 1-800-955-8711 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 403331 CN 11/24;12/1/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL. 33935 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DUE TO NON PAYMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES. PURSUANT TO SUB SECTION 713.78 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTE. CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS. 12/03/2011 @ 8:00AM 1995 TOYT VIN# JT2EL55D8S0099734 403471 CN 12/1/2011 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until January 18, 2012 for Bid #12-0002, Legal Services Board Attorney, Speci cations will be available at the board’s nance of ce at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674-4100 to have the specs faxed or mailed. Hendry County School Board Matthew A. Beatty, Chairman 403968 CB/CN 12/1,8,15/2011 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on December 5, 2011 at 10:00a.m.: 1998 GMC, VIN: 1GTGG29R3W1062650 1996 Pontiac, VIN: 1G2NE12T2TC718340 403482 CN 12 / 1 / 2011TEMP Mechanic Six Months$21.99 per Hour Responsibilities: Maintain inspect, troubleshoot and repair processing equipment such as pumps, screw conveyors, belt conveyors, hydraulic systems, centrifugals, gear boxes, fans, pipe ttings and valves. Minimum three years experience. ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privatelyheld agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, US Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. For Immediate consideration Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com MACHINIST~ Full Time Perm ~JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. JOB REQUIREMENTS:• 3 + years conventional machining experience.• Ability to read and interpret speci cation manuals, blueprints, templates and layouts.• Ability to read caliper’s, micrometers and gauges.• Ability to grind tool bits.• Ability to work shifts and overtime as necessary. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Moore Haven Correctional Facility Competitive Wages and Bene tsCORRECTIONAL OFFICERFL CERTIFIEDQuali cations: • High school diploma, GED certi cation or equivalent and be a non-commissioned security of cer licensed by the State. • A valid driver’s license is required. • Demonstrate ability to complete any required training. • Must be available to work any hours, any shift. Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 19 years of age. CCA is a Drug Free Workplace & an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Apply online at www.ccajob.com Moore Haven Correctional Facility. MEMBER SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE Must have excellent communication & organizational skills. Must be pro cient in all Microsoft Of ce programs. Must also be able to multitask and able to handle emotional situations. Previous banking experience and knowledge of IRA’s preferred. Bi-lingual a +. May apply in person or mail resume to 1099 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440, Attn: Diana or email resume to: memberservices@ evergladesfcu.com. Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) needed in Clewiston, Labelle and Lake Placid nursing homes. Nice facilities. Great pay and bene ts. CFYs welcome. Call Mike @ 877-744-5451 or email mnovak@ halcyonrehab.net Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 y our area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Buildings& ShedsYEAR END SHED SALE YOUR FIRST PAYMENT IS YOUR DOWN PAYMENT ALL SIZES AVAIL AS LOW AS $100.00 DOWN 863-983-8106 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments1 BR apt. on quiet riverfront, very private, furnished, water included, no pets, non smoker, adults only, $650 mo., 1 yr. lease 239-337-5859 BELLE GLADE667 SE 4th St. 3 bdrm. Quiet area, washer & dryer hookup. Call for details: 305-487-2850. Houses-Rent CLEWISTON 1004 Johnson Rd., 2BR/1BA, $650 mo. + $500 sec., no inside pets. Hugh yard. Call Tricia (863)228-6664. ~ MOORE HAVEN ~ 2BR, 1BA double lot, fenced yard, car port, new tile $650/mo. (863)509-0096 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome Rent ~ MOORE HAVEN ~ Mobile Homes from $300 & Up. 2BR, 2BA $500/mo. Lg 1BR APT $450/mo. Lg Eff. APT w/ utilities paid. $160/week. (863)509-0096 Obispo Ave 2 Bedroom $300 + Lot Ready to Move in 863-983-8106 Tropical MH Village 3 bed 2 Bath $350 + Lot 863-983-3554 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds MobileHomeSale CLEWISTON 2005 Single 14x70. 3BR/1BA. All appls. New hardwood rs. & storage bldg. (10x10). $39,900. Call 863-983-9382 NEW ‘12 SINGLEWIDE 3 BED 2 BATH $33471 Set up, Air, Skirting and Steps 800-330-8106 NEW 2012 DOUBLEWIDE 3 BED 2 BATH $41571 Set up, A/C, Skirting and Steps Easy Financing!!! 863-983-3016 New doublewide for sale at $49,900. No money down on your lot. 863-673-4325 or 863-228-5931 North LaBelle 2008 doublewide 3br, 2ba like new on 3 lots, screened porch, shed, fenced yard, swing set, and sandbox. $65,000 Owner nancing 239-564-5415 Very large doublewide 5br, 2 bath located in Horseshoe Acres. Immaculate condition. Very easy nancing with your good credit. 239-823-6849 or 863-675-8888 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2006DR-400 IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF THOMAS ZUNIGA, Former Husband, and MELISSA ZUNIGA, Former Wife. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT TO: MELISSA ZUNIGA L/K/A 2006 Lighthouse Lane Labelle, Florida 33935 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a modi cation of Child Support action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on William L. Allen, Esquire, whose address is 5835 U.S. Highway 98 South, Lakeland, Florida 33812, on or before December 16, 2011, and le the original with the Clerk of this court at Post Of ce Box 9000, Drawer CC-2, Bartow, Florida 33831, before service on the Former Wife 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 Form12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks’ 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 on this 10th day of October, 2011. B. HUGH BRADLEY Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Connie Coker DEPUTY CLERK 403063 CN 11/24;12/1,8/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 415 2007 1324229-A0000560000 Sarah J. Sawatzky & Jacob C. Sawatzky & Taylor R. Sawatzky The East one-half of the following described property as divided by a NorthSouth line parallel to the East boundary thereof. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter and the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter, EXCLUDING the East 178.99 feet and EXCLUDING the North 150 feet of the West 375 feet of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to a perpetual easement for ingress and egress across the North 30feet thereof. Subject to a perpetual easement for ingress, egress and utilities across the East 30 feet thereof and across the South 30 feet of the East 200 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402147 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!DO YOUR PART RECYCLE

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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Glades Utility Authority (“Authority”) is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of Pahokee Commission Chambers, 207 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, Florida 33476. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the regular meeting minutes, consider the approval of payment for certain outstanding GUA obligations, consider the adoption of a rate surcharge, the abolishment of readiness to serve policy, the approval of the proposed 2012 Budget, and any other business that may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with Florida law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained at the meeting or, prior to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Coln at 561-493-6127. The meeting, or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be continued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and noticed. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Coln at (561) 493-6127 or Jcolon@pbcwater.com at least forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting. If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made that includes the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Jocelyn Coln, GUA Clerk 403831 BG 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3719 2008 4104329-03021280020 Michael J. & Kathleen E. Carney Lot 2, Block 2128, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402145 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to pain management clinics. The Ordinance is to be entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-53-3.8, PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403161 CN/CB 12/1/2011 DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT (CSBG) SEEKING PROVIDER AGENCY FOR HENDRY COUNTY The Department of Economic Opportunity announces the following public hearing to which all interested parties are invited: HENDRY COUNTY DATE: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 TIME: 10:00 A.M. PLACE: 640 South Main Street Conference Room #2 Labelle, Florida 33935 PURPOSE: The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is seeking a non-pro t entity to administer the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) in Hendry County, Florida. Pursuant to a notice in the October 28, 2011, Florida Administrative Weekly regarding agencies interested in becoming the CSBG provider for Hendry County, two letters of interest were received. The purpose of this hearing is to afford these agencies an opportunity to present to all interested parties in the community their quali cations and proposal for providing services if selected. The two agencies are: Immokalee Multicultural Multipurpose Community Action Agency, Incorporated The Agricultural and Labor Program, Incorporated In order to be designated to serve as the eligible entity, an entity must agree to add additional members to its board to ensure adequate representation in compliance with 42 U.S.C. 9909 and 9910 and Rule Chapter 9B-22.011, Florida Administrative Code. Special consideration shall be given to an organization with demonstrated effectiveness in providing a broad range of services designed to eliminate poverty and foster self-suf ciency. Priority shall be given to existing CSBG eligible entities in good standing with DEO that are providing related services in the speci ed county or in areas contiguous to or within reasonable proximity to the speci ed county. Selection will be based on the entity’s experience and performance in related federal or state programs in assisting low-income persons in the area to be served, and the entity’s capacity to undertake a timely and effective program. The following qualities will be reviewed: (1) the extent to which the past or current program achieved or is achieving goals in a timely fashion; (2) the quality of work performed by the entity; (3) the number, quali cations, and experience of the staff members of the entity; and (4) the ability to maintain compliance with administrative and nancial management requirements. ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN: After this hearing, DEO will review the applications received and make a decision regarding each entity’s eligibility to provide program services in Hendry County. A recommendation for the selected entity will then be prepared by DEO staff for subsequent consideration and approval or disapproval by DEO’s Executive Secretary and the Governor. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Requests for additional information or questions may be addressed to: Ms. Hilda Frazier, Manager Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Division of Community Development Of ce of Housing and Community Development Community Assistance Section 107 East Madison Street MSC-400 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6508 Telephone: (850) 717-8450 Fax: (850) 488-2488 Email: hilda.frazier@deo.my orida.com SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Any person requiring a special accommodation at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the Department of Economic Opportunity at (850) 717-8450 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Department of Community Affairs using the Florida Dual Party Relay System which can be reached at 1 (800) 9558770 (voice) and 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD). 403665 CN 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3506 2008 4104329-02020710090 Maria C. Blanco Lot 9, Block 2071, Port LaBelle Unit 2, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402180 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3620 2008 4104329-03020990030 Open Space Land LLC Lot 3, Block 2099, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402191 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3693 2008 4104329-03021190230 Harry Ireland Lot 23, Block 2119, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402203 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ilene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2859 2007 4104329-02020590140 Nubia J. Pacheco Lot 14, Block 2059, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402200 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2520 2007 2024329-28000000510 Mary Culliver Est & Brenda K. Kendrick Lot 90, Ford Park Subdivision, Section One, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402193 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3385 2008 4104329-01020270110 Elvira Ramirez Lot 11, Block 2027, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402186 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice 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, December 15, 2011, for the following Proposals: E1K47A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pavement-CoreBack lling & Maintenance of Traf c for Pavement Coring in Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $ 144,620.00 E1K71A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Storm Pond Mowing & Litter Removal in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $ 10,588.00 E1K72A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Guardrail Repair & Replacement in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, & Lee Counties. Budget Estimate: $ 216,000.00 E1K73A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Mowing, Litter Removal & Edging & Sweeping of Storm Water Ponds & Primary Roadways in Charlotte County. Budget Estimate: $416,236.00 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. 403214 CN/CB 11/24;12/1/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, will hold a workshop to discuss recreation and related issues for the East side of Hendry County at 9:00 a.m. on December 13, 2011, in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard at the workshop. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403168 CN/CB 12/1/2011 Roofing NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Banyan Village area, Port LaBelle Plat Units 10-13, within the unincorporated area of the County, for service assessments for maintenance of the potable water service lines within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2012, and continuing each year until the particular lot shall hook-up to and become a customer of the utility. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on December 13, 2011, in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a r ecord of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 402357 CN/CB 11/17,24;12/1,8/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2473 2007 2014329-0100108D090 Sarah J. Sawatzky & Jacob C. Sawatzky & Taylor R. Sawatzky Lots 32 to 35, Block D, Palm Heights Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida (said Palm Heights Subdivision being a resubdivision of Blocks 106, 107, 108, 109 of Goodno’s Addition to LaBelle, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 3, Public Records of Lee County, Florida, lying and being 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402185 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011

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PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3724 2008 4104329-03021290030 Open Space Land LLC Lot 3, Block 2129, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402184 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3384 2008 4104329-01020270100 Elvira Ramirez Lot 10, Block 2027, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011 Dated this 2nd day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402313 CN 11/10,17,23;12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Euphonium V, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 492 2008 1334528-A0000010000 Lake Trafford Independent Baptist Church, Inc. The North one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402199 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3381 2008 4104329-01020260180 Jed M. & Magdalena Perlowin 18, Block 2026, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402196 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3726 2008 4104329-03021290080 Edric Copp Jr. & Kasumi Copp Lot 8, Block 2129, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402188 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ilene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 386 2007 1324229-05000001230 Galen B. Steeg & Rose Marie Steeg Lot 123, Kell Mill Terrace Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11, Public Records of Glades County, Florida, lying and being 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402144 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT RJS Realty, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 493 2008 1334528-A0000020000 Lake Trafford Independent Baptist Chruch, Inc. The South one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402189 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to alcoholic beverages. The Ordinance is to be entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-4, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-4-21 AND 1-4-22 RELATING TO OPEN CONTAINERS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403177 CN/CB 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Investments 2234, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2625 2007 3014334-01001430040 Robert W. Taylor & Marilyn Taylor The North 1/3 of Lot 7, all of Lot 8 and the South 1/3 of Lot 9, Block 143, of the General Plan of Clewiston, Florida, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71-78, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 402204 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO CEMETERIES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to cemeteries. The Ordinance is to be entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-8, CEMETERIES, OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-8-3 AND 1-8-4 RELATING TO BURIALS AND MAUSOLEUMS AND COLUMBARIA; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403160 CN/CB 12/1/12011 PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Chester J Rust Revocable Tr, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1218 2008 1344331-020000P0140 Stefan Andreas Kalman The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one quarter AND the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lots 14 and 15, Block P, 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 Third Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 15th day of December, 2011. Dated this 2nd day of Novembe r 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 402140 CN 11/10,17,23 & 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the West Hendry County Recreation Municipal Services Bene t Unit, within the unincorporated area of the County, for assessments on commercial properties for recreational purposes within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2012, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on December 13, 2011, in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a r ecord of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 402361 CN/CB 11/17,24;12/1,8/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO PARKS, RECREATION AND SEMIPUBLIC PARKING LOTS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to parks, recreation and semipublic parking lots. The Ordinance is to be entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-15, PARKS, RECREATION AND SEMIPUBLIC PARKING LOTS, OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-15-1, 1-15-3, AND 1-15-6 RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403159 CN/CB 12/1/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO IMPACT FEES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to impact fees: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-59, IMPACT FEES, OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 1-59-36, 1-59-66 AND 1-59-96 RELATING TO EXTENDING THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION ON IMPACT FEES WITHIN HENDRY COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403187 CN/CB 12/1/2011 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OUWANTTO!www.newszap.com& click on classifieds@ Your Convenience @ Your Computer @ Your Will @ newszap.com

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 262009001301CAXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. OSCAR O. BARILLAS SR, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 17, 2011 and entered in Case No. 262009CA001301XXXX of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and OSCAR O. BARILLAS SR; GLENDA A. BARILLAS; 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 A DMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 21st day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH ONE-HALF (S 1/2) OF THE NORTHEAST ONEQUARTER (ne 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONEQUARTER (SE 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER (SE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids, in triplicate, subject to the conditions herein, will be received until Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 2:00 PM by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, at the Hendry County Complex, Clerk of Circuit Court, Attn.: Barbara Butler, C.E. Hall Building, Administrative Wing, 2nd Floor, Room A-226, 50 South Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935; for furnishing all labor and materials and performing all work connected with a project for the Airglades Industrial Park Road, Water, and Sewer Improvements (Hendry County Bid Number 2012-07). A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 11:00 AM at the Airglades Airport Terminal Building. Bidders are invited to submit bids for this work on the bid forms provided. Other bid or proposal forms will not be accep ted. The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents consisting of the project plans and speci cations including all addenda or other revisions, and site of the proposed work is necessary to properly submit a bid. On or after December 1, 2011 Contract Documents consisting of the project plans and speci cations and all addenda or other revisions will be available for examination and may be obtained from the of ce of URS Corporation, 7650 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, Florida, 33607-1462, (Phone: 813-675-6538; contact Kelli Leonard) for the non-refundable amount of $100.00. The Contractor must purchase the Contract Documents from the Engineer of Record in order to be considered a responsive bidder. A Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Documents or Certi ed Check in the amount of not less than ve percent (5%) of the total amount bid must accompany each Bid. Successful Bidder will be required to execute and to provide a Payment Bond and Performance Bond each in an Amount of not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the total value of the Contract awarded to him with a satisfactory surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance of the work. The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) and 49 CFR, Part 26, Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Programs, hereby noti es all bidders that it will af rmatively ensure that disadvantaged business enterprises are afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award. No bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of ninety (90) days. The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in or reject any or all bids and to award or refrain from awarding a Contract for the work. Contractor selection and disquali cation criteria are set forth in Hendry County Ordinance No. 2001-08. HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Date: November 16, 2011 By: Tristan Chapman, Chairman 403220 CN/CB 11/24;12/1,8,15/2011 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 20111/4) 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. 2975 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES UNRECORDED. A/K/A LOT 2975, MONTURA RANCH, 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 November 17, 2011. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 3622-5018 F10110667 “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; 1-800-955-8711 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 403334 CN 11/24;12/1/2011 BY ROBERT H. WELLS UFSome endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to in ated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new University of Florida study. However, by predicting the animals' habitat movement using models employed to analyze human interactions on social networks such as Facebook, scientists with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences nd the animals' predicament could be better understood. Conservationists can use this improved approach to better prioritize habitat restoration efforts for endangered species, said author Robert Fletcher, a UF wildlife ecology and conservation assistant professor. The study appeared Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Models are often used to predict the movements of animals when data are dif cult to collect due to resource and time constraints faced by researchers. The ability to move to different habitat locations, known as connectivity, is important to the long-term survival of a species, because different locations provide additional resources, shelter and mating opportunities. The study showed that social network models can predict connectivity better than currently used models, which overestimated animal movement. "These over predictions are problematic because we might falsely think that populations are viable when they may not be," Fletcher said. In the study, researchers compared records of actual movements by the cactus bug and the Everglades snail kite to movement predicted by models. One social network model in particular, known as sender-receiver, was remarkably accurate in predicting both animals' movements, despite that one animal was a bird that could potentially travel more than 100 miles and the other was an insect that only moves in a range of several feet. Social network models have been used to try to predict relationships among people in social media as well as in disciplines, such as ecology, where they can help researchers understand which species may interact with each other. This was the rst time social network models have been applied to understand connectivity in conservation biology, Fletcher said. Social network models can also be used to help manage pests, he said. One example is predicting where invasive species will move. Study authors included doctoral students Miguel Acevedo and Brian Reichert, master's student Kyle Pias and wildlife ecology and conservation courtesy professor Wiley Kitchens. Statistical Models Inspired from Facebook Could Help Endangered Animals PHOTO / UFRobert Fletcher, a UF wildlife ecology and conservation assistant professor, co-authored a study in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that showed social network models can predict the movement of animals from one location to another. This movement is essential to their survival and can help conservationists better prioritize habitat restoration efforts. BY KATHY BARCO FWCThe holiday season is here, bringing with it some much-appreciated cooler weather to the Sunshine State. Many of us will be taking time off from work, and children will be out of school on winter break soon. For me, this much-needed vacation provides a wonderful opportunity to take to the woods and go hunting, now that hunting season is in full swing. It's also a perfect time to give children supervised hunting experiences with you. Hunting is a proven and very necessary tool of wildlife and habitat management, especially when habitat is lost to urbanization and wildlife gets displaced because of our state's ever-growing population. Scienti c ndings have shown that those who hunt and engage in outdoor recreation with their families develop a sense of stewardship for nature and a desire to conserve it. In fact, hunters form a foundation for wildlife conservation. Through the sale of hunting licenses and permits, and the excise tax generated from hunting equipment, hunters as a whole pay most of the cost of wildlife conservation and research, public land acquisitions, habitat protection, science-based sh and wildlife management and law enforcement. All of us get to enjoy the bene ts of these efforts. Even non-hunting spouses and signi cant others can share in the spirit of stewardship with a couple of good holiday gift ideas. For the hunters (or anglers) in your family or circle, why not buy them a ve-year license, or make a stockingstuffer of a one-year license? If they already have one of those, consider getting them a conservation license plate for their vehicle. Not only will one of them look great on their truck, recreational vehicle or car, but in purchasing one, you will be helping to conserve wildlife for generations to come. To order online, go to Buyaplate.com. You can also purchase or renew any plate at your local tax collector's of ce. Here's how hunters can enjoy the many traditional hunting seasons Florida offers: During general gun season, which coincides with holiday-gift-shopping time, most hunters are in pursuit of deer, but they also can bag wild hogs, rabbits, raccoons and coyotes. And quail and gray squirrel season is in and runs through March 4. Snipe season is also in and runs through Feb. 15 statewide. Bird hunters wanting to experience something different should try hunting woodcock. Woodcock season runs Dec. 18 Jan. 31 statewide, and they make excellent game birds because they provide a challenging shot when ushed. Small-game hunting such as this provides a great opportunity to introduce a kid to the great sport of hunting. And for all the duck hunters out there, the second phase of the waterfowl and coot season will last through Jan. 29 and includes geese. As you can see, the winter holidays provide a wealth of opportunities, from sharing time with family to giving a gift that is both personal and conservation-minded, to experiencing the heritage of hunting in Florida's great outdoors. For more information on hunting in Florida, go to MyFWC.com/Hunting. Hunting Season A Perfect Time For The Conservation-Minded Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.32/g, according to gasoline price website www.FloridaStateGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 47.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 10.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 14.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 46.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. "The national average in the U.S. is at its lowest since February 25, but remains at record highs for this time of year," according to GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "While the downtrend in gasoline prices has certainly been welcome news for motorists, I see the trend short lived, and believe we may see continued volatility in the days ahead, but even with said volatility I do expect many Americans will see average prices between $3.25-$3.50 for the rest of 2011," he added. Gas Price UpdateYour community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 N N O T I C E O F J O I N T P U B L I C H E A R I N G B E T W E E N T H E H E N D R Y C O U N T Y B O A R D O F C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N E R S A N D T H E H E N D R R Y C O U N T Y S C H O O L B O A R D T O D I S C U S S R E D I S T R I C T I N G Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners and the Hendry County School Board will hold a public hearing to receive public comment concerning redistricting and related issues at 5:00 p.m. on December 13, 2011, in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. All persons are invited to attend and be heard. Redistricting is the process by which the district boundaries for election of County Commissioners and School Board members are adjusted to account for changes in population reflected in the decennial census. The current district lines are proposed to be changed in several places. The proposed maps are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Supervisor of Elections Office at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by either board with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. H e n d r y C o u n t y S c h o o l B o a r d B o a r d o f C o u n t y C o m m i s s i o n e r s o f H e n d r y C o u n t y S a l l y B e r g C h a i r w o m a n T r i i s t a n C h a p m a n C h a i r m a nA V I S O D E A U D I E N C I A P B L I C A C O N J U N T A E N T R E L A J U N T A D E C O M I S S I O N A D O S D E L C O N D A D O d e H E N D R Y Y L A J U N T A E S C O L A R D E L C O N D A D O D E H E N D R Y P A R A D E S C U T I R l a R E D I S T R I C T I N G Aviso queda habido cuenta de que la Junta de Comisionados y la Junta Escolar del Condado de Hendry sostendra una audiencia publica para recibir comentarios del public sobre cuestiones conexas y redistricting alas 5:00 pm el 13 de Diciembre del 2011, en la Camara de Comision en el Juzgado de Condado de Hendry ubicado en 25 East Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL. Todas personas estan invitadas a asistir y ser escuchados. Redistricting es el proceso mediante el cual se ajustan los limites del distrito para eleccion de comisionados del condado y miembros de la junta Escolar para esplicar los cambios de poblacion en el censo decenal. Las actuales lineas de distrito se proponen ser cambiado en varios lugares. Los mapas propuestos estan desponibles para la inspeccion durante horas normales de trabajo en la oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones en la Corte del Condado de Hendry, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. Si una persona decide apelar cualquier decision tomada por una junta con respect a cualquier asunto discutido en esa reunion, tendra un expediente de las actuaciones y que, para tal efecto, necesite asegurar que un acta literal de las actuaciones se hace, que registro incluye el testimonio y la evidencia de que la apelacion es basarse. J u n t a d e l D i s t r i t o E s c o l a r d e l C o n d a d o H e n d r y J u n t a d e C o m i s i o n a d o d e l S a l l y B e r g P r e s i d e n t a C o n d a d o He n d r y T r i s t a n C h a p m a n P r e s i d e n t e 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 BY BARBARA BROWNFollowing a disastrous start, barbecued chicken was on the menu for Keenagers’ dinner (that’s Southern for a meal served at noon). Just ask Bobbi Brown -she’ll ll you in on the horrible details of blackened chicken. A ying (well w ithin the speed limit) trip to Clewiston for more chicken, (frozen no less, and had to be served at noon), and following a combination of microw ave, oven and grill, the chicken was ready for the Keenagers at 12 p.m. Recipes for three sauces were passed out, two of which were on the tables. They were South Carolina Mustard Sauce and Spicey Southern Sweet BBQ Sauce -even though Mike Devinney interjected, “Where’s the Spicey?,” and asked for more hot sauce. Only one person voted for the SC Mustard Sauce. And that began the “2011 Keenagers’ Cooking School.” When Sharon McCormick brought a Pumpkin Roll to Keenagers for dessert last month, everyone wanted to know at what bakery she purchased it; it was that good. Turned out Sharon had made it herself, so she was recruited to show the Keenagers how to make one. As most everyone who knows Sharon knows, she learned how to cook at her Mama’s knee and in her restaurant years ago, and she is a fantastic cook. Her demonstration was reminiscent of 4-H club demonstrations, complete with everything already measured, and recipes for everyone. Even if you think you don’t like pumpkin, you would agree with the rest of the group that Sharon’s Pumpkin Roll is fabulous! She shared her recipe or you can nd it on the Libby’s can of pumpkin puree, she said. Most everyone planned to make one for Thanksgiving, and for gifts, as Sharon said the roll freezes well. Except for frozen biscuits, the Easiest Ever Biscuits live up to their name and were served with the meal. Bobbi Brown demonstrated making them. Her recipe is so quick and easy, it follows: Heat oven to 450 degrees. Measure 1-1/2 cups self-rising our, and 1 cup heavy whipping cream in a bowl, stir into a ball. Pat out on a oured surface, cut with biscuit cutter, place in greased pan and bake till golden brown. That’s it! Bobbi used a can with both ends removed as her cutter. She said she has used it since her son, Sean, helped her make biscuits--40 something years ago! Following the prayer led by Oleta Richard for member prayer requests, it was announced that a movie, “Heaven is Waiting,” based on the bestselling novel, will be shown at the December meeting of Keenagers, the third Thursday at 12 p.m. Keenagers Learn How to Bake SUBMITTED PHOTOSharon McCormick demonstrating her famous pumpkin roll. SUBMITTED PHOTOBobbi Brown demonstrating easiest ever biscuits.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Introducing low interest rates on every sort of loan At Seacoast National Bank, theres nothing we enjoy more than helping our friends and neighbors realize their dreams. Now that interest rates are historically low, our spirits have never been higher. Thats why we are happy to offer a wide range of loans that can help make your life a little easier. Stop by to discuss a loan thats right for you. Our local decision makers are the difference... TO YOUR IDEAS MADE POSSIBLE TO A MORE HUMAN WAY TO BANK SeacoastNational.com601 U.S. Highway 27 863.946.2900 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 1, 2011 Submitted PhotoCore Ensemble at West Glades SchoolThe Core Ensemble on a recent visit to West Glades School, where students learned more about several historic gures. BY STATEPOINTWith today’s high fuel prices, heating your home in the cooler months can be expensive. By turning your thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours, you can save up to 15 percent a year on your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. “There are basic steps homeowners can take to maintain a comfortable home while living with a lower thermostat setting,” says Bob Vila, home renovation and repair expert. Seal Your Drafts One way to make sure you’re not throwing money out the window is to ensure heat’s not escaping through it as well. From mail slots to doorways, to cracks and loose window ttings, air leaks can be found throughout the entire home, sending heated air outside. Without compromising the ventilation system or air quality, you can seal most of these leaks by applying w eather-stripping. Weather-stripping comes in many forms, including adhesive-backed foam strips for door and window frames, sealants for cracks and shrinklm for windows. Many come w ith easy application features. Warm air can even leave a room through electrical outlets. Seal these holes tight with re retardant plastic foam outlet covers. Gather Round “Not all rooms should be treated equally when it comes to heating,” says Vila. By targeting only frequently used rooms of the home, you can turn down the thermostat and save energy. But don’t forget to close the doors of rooms not in use. Portable heaters are ideal for zone heating because there is no installation involved, so you can create cozy spaces quickly. But traditional units can get very hot, posing a risk to pets, children, and ammable materials like curtains and carpet. “Opt for a product with no exposed heating elements,” advises Vila. “You get the warmth you want without any risks.” For example, EdenPURE heaters don’t get hot to the touch, don’t have exposed heating elements that can cause a re, and won’t reduce humidity or oxygen in a home. For more information, visit www.edenpure.com. Five Minute Fixes There are also many quick xes that will help you heat ef ciently. Between annual furnace check-ups, clean or replace air lters once a month. Dirt and build-up prevent systems from operating at maximum ef ciency. Ensure heat registers are dust-free and clear of obstructions like drapes and furniture. Change the direction of your ceiling fan to a clockwise rotation. This forces cooler air upward, sending the warm air down into your living space. Don’t forget that thermostats need upkeep as well. Calibrate your thermostat for proper temperature readings and dust the inside and cover with a soft brush. With a little effort, you don’t need to sacri ce your family’s comfort to save a dime. Tips That Let You Turn Down The Thermostat