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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: 12-22-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Alcohol believed to have a role in LaBelle man’s deathBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA Glades County DemocratThe Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that an elderly man who was involved in a golf cart versus pickup truck accident at the beginning of December has passed away as a result of the injuries he sustained that night. The accident happened on Dec. 1, just minutes before 8 p.m., according to a report released by FHP. Lynwood Ellis Brown, 75, of LaBelle, was making his way past Loblolly Bay Road in his Workhorse ST350, a regular-sized golf cart. While heading west on the road, Mr. Brown attempted to maneuver a left turn at the intersection to get on Tom Coker Thursday, December 22, 2011 50¢ Plus tax Vol. 83 No. 122 Weekly Birdwatching column Page 5 Local girls awarded for their bravery Page 9 Holiday desert favorites Page 10 SEE CRASH  11 FHP Reports Elderly Man in Golf Cart Died After CrashSUBMITTED PHOTOSFriends of the LibraryOn Dec. 13, the Glades County Public Library sponsored their annual pre-school Children’s Christmas Party. Seventeen pre-school children and their parents or sponsors attended the party. The children colored paper Christmas stockings, cut them out and pasted them onto a brown paper bag. The bags were then lled with stocking-stuffers, including pens shaped like candy canes, chocolates, lollipops, and other Christmas goodies. Cookies and cupcakes were served. The party lasted for an hour and a half and a good time was had by all. Water levels in the key lakes and water conservation areas have remained relatively stable as South Florida goes into the second month of the typical dry season which runs from November through May. Lake Okeechobee is at 13.76 feet NGVD and has been close to this elevation since early November. November was much dryer than normal but in ows to Lake Okeechobee from the abundant October rains kept the lake stable throughout the dry month. Thus far, December has been relatively normal though warm. The greatest withdrawal in the winter comes from evaporation as cool dry winds blow across the warm water of the lake. The South Florida Water Management District remains in a Water Shortage Warning' encouraging all residents and businesses to conserve water as much as possible due to the persistent La Ni–a conditions in the equatorial Paci c Ocean which closely correlate with dryer-than-normal conditions for the region. Lake Tohopekaliga Nutrient Reduction Plan Draft to be Submitted to FDEP Stakeholders are completing an extensive effort to produce a Nutrient Reduction Plan (NRP) for Lake Tohopekaliga (Toho) in Osceola County. The work is to address the nutrient Water Levels Remain Relatively Stable as Dry Season BeginsSEE WATER  11

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Palmdale Baptist ChurchPalmdale Baptist Church will begin their Christmas Morning Service at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday School or Evening Service.Glades County LibraryThe Glades County Library will be closed on Dec. 23 through Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday and on Jan. 2 for the New Year’s holiday. The Friends of the Library is now open for new members. The Friends of the Library is an organization that meets only four times a year to plan various events that are to be held at the library. In addition to the business meeting, there is always a presentation of interest for the members. The Friends of the Library also maintains the Historical Section at the Glades County Library. Interested parties should contact Mary Booher at the library.Citizen’s Observer Patrol AcademyCitizen’s Observer Patrol Academy is a comprehensive course geared towards educating interested citizens about the Sheriff’s Of ce dayto-day operations and functions and to educate them about Florida law and their public rights. The course begins on Tuesday, Jan. 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The class will meet every Tuesday for seven weeks at the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce Training Center. For more information or to enroll, please call Marion Schramm at 863946-1600 ext. 2139.Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523 is located at 101 Avenue J in Moore Haven. December activities for members and friends: Tuesday: Bingo at 7 p.m. Friday: Steak dinners from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday: Breakfast served on the rst and 3rd from 8 to 11 a.m. Meetings: Men Aerie: Second and fourth Thursdays at 7 p.m. Lady Auxiliary: First and third Thursdays at 7 p.m. For information or applications call 863-9461523.Mini Health FairHope Connections in Moore Haven on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 11:30 a.m. Sportsman Village on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 10:45 a.m. M-RV Park on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 9 a.m.Time to Register for Art in the ParkArea artists and craftsmen are cordially invited to exhibit and sell their work at “Art in the Park” in Moore Haven on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The purpose of the event, now in its seventh year, is to bring artists and the public together for their mutual bene t, in a pleasing setting where people can relax and linger. The venue is the Glades County Public Library and adjacent park across the street from the Caloosahatchee River in Moore Haven’s Historic District. Painters, sculptors, potters, photographers, and hand-crafters are encouraged to reserve their place now. Non-juried and free for artists and public. Parking is free and convenient. Exhibitors are responsible for their own setups. The event is sponsored by the Glades County Public Library and its advisory board. The library’s address is 201 Riverside Drive. For more information and to reserve a place, call Mary Booher, Director of Libraries, at 863946-0744.VFW Post #9528Located at 29012 E Hwy. 78, Buckhead Ridge would like to know area residents of their activities. Post opens at 11 a.m. daily. Taking applications for new members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Mondays: Washer Pitch 1 p.m. Wednesdays: VFW, AMVETS, Ladies, Mens Auxiliary, Ladies AMVETS Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays: Bar bingo at 12:45 p.m., lunch is available Fridays: Steak, pork or sh dinners served with baked potato, salad and rolls from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturdays: Game night, LRC, close the box, Wii Sundays: 5-card Bingo at 5:15 p.m. with shrimp baskets, $5 donation Meeting dates and times: VFWevery second and fourth Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Male Auxiliary every third Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Ladies Aux. and AMVET Ladies every second Tuesday at 10 a.m. and AMVETS every rst Saturday at 10 a.m. Contact Commander Gordon Bruens at 863-467-2882. 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. Sour Orange Festival on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 a.m. Live music, crafts and food will be available from different vendors from local and afar. For more information, please contact Dori at 863-227-1074 or Brenda at 863-532-8314. There will not be a kids group on Friday, Dec. 16 or 23. Kids group will resume on Dec. 30. LAKEPORT NEWS Annual 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.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 fund raising 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 fund raising 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. Please make checks payable to Project Graduation.School Public Accountability ReportSchool Improvement and Accountability are important elements in Glades County School District’s success. Each school has an Advisory Council that approves priorities and plans that guide improvement activities throughout the year. These plans re ect state and local goals, policies, and requirements. Public School Accountability is one way that the state and district communicate the progress that each school is making toward all students reaching the highest standards. The data in the report allows parents/guardians, community and staff to judge the school’s successes and areas for development. The School Public Accountability Report contains several types of data (indicators) designed to inform parents and the general public about the progress of Florida’s public schools. This report meets the public reporting requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and includes certain additional information of interest on the status of Florida’s schools. The School Public Accountability Report is available to view on the Glades County School District web site at www.glades-schools.org. Copies are also available at the schools and the Glades County School Board Of ce. SCHOOL BRIEFS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 O, Come All Ye Faithful www.first1bank.net300 East Sugarland Highway (863) 983-8191 101 S. Berner Road, Clewiston (863) 983-3003 301 Highway 80 West, LaBelle (863) 675-4242 11741 Palm Beach Blvd. Ft. Myers (239) 437-819124704 US Highway 27, Moore Haven (863) 946-1515To the Peace & Joy of Christmas!Jesus is the Reason for the Season. 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011

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The World Needs More Manger TimeBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchThe kid with the round head and his pitiful looking tree have become a regular part of America’s Christmas. In “The Charlie Brown Christmas,” Charlie Brown reaches a point of frustration in the midst of all of the commercial hustle and bustle of Christmas and cries out, “Isn’t there anybody who can tell me what Christmas is all about?” Enter blanket boy Linus to the rescue. Linus steps into the spotlight on the stage and turns the spotlight on Jesus. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” It’s interesting that this line almost didn’t make it into the TV special. Charlie Brown almost missed Christmas and America almost missed out on a Christmas special that contained the real Christmas message. Charles Schulz, the creator of “Peanuts,” was under pressure to leave the Jesus part out of the TV special. But Schultz stood his ground. He said, “If we don’t do this, who will?” Good question!. In our post-Christian culture, Linus’ little speech about “to you is born a Savior” may be the only fragment of the Gospel some people have ever heard. But we don’t have to be a prime-time TV producer to feel the pressure to not bring up Jesus. Most of us who’ve ever tried to live for Him have experienced that pressure. Saying “Happy Holidays” is being pushed over proclaiming “Merry Christmas”. Across the country, Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus are being displaced by non-religious displays. To reference another Christmas special, Grinches across the country are trying to wipe Christ out of Christmas. This should not come as a surprise. Satan has been trying to edit out Jesus for over 2,000 years! The early disciples were hauled in by the same religious leaders who had arranged for the crucixion of Jesus. They were ordered to never again mention “The Name” in their preaching. The disciples response? They never stopped teaching and proclaiming the Good News that Jesus is the Christ (Acts 5:42). Why? In the words Dr. Seuss gave to the Grinch after his conversion: “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” And that’s why we can’t afford to leave out Jesus. Jesus is the reason for the season. His Name is where the power is. His name is where the hope is. Many Christmases ago a cartoonist made a courageous choice and refused to edit the Name. This Christmas would be a good time for us to make that same choice. The world needs more “stable” time and we can all use a “silent night”.Christmas; God’s Gift That Brings HopeBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchI remember one hurried lunch hour during Christmas season a few years back. I was running between appointments and visits; moments and schedules were crowded. I chose to eat in my car to save time one day. Christmas is always busy: I might save a few moments. The radio was telling me about war losses and casualties; prospects were grim and it seemed that there was no good news on any front as I listened. In the car next to me was a baby. He was laughing and smiling; enjoying a moment with his mother and as happy as could be. One who had newly come from God had a whole different perspective on life that day than I did. My eyes were telling me one thing; my ears were telling me something else. Which really spoke to me that day? Then I remembered – it was through another infant that the Good News came 2,000 years ago. His world was a world of turmoil too; enemy forces occupying His country, a crazy king wanting to kill Him, and life beginning in a make-shift accommodation. A stable and a manger certainly wasn’t the way one would usher in the Prince of Peace. I thought about which passed away and which lasted; which endured, which gave hope, which spoke to the hearts of people. The tyrannical king lasted only a few years, the oppressive nation with its mighty armies passed into history, the make-shift accommodations served their purpose; the baby endured forever afterward. The times we live in now, the times that people always have lived, are full of problems, wars, hardships. The hope and peace that comes through the infant lives forever; in the hearts of the people who believe and are assured by what the Lord coming into the world means to us. Peace is within, hope is within, love is within. They have been with us and will be with us as we live them out, act on them in small and big ways every day, share them with others and make them our own. The baby in the car seat next to me was not drowned out by the noise and clamor of the world; the infant in the manger did not let the world distract Him from His message of faith, hope and love for us all. Now that Christmas is celebrated once more; I share my life with the people of faith; those who believe in peace, those who do good will toward their neighbors and strangers. I know that these things will be celebrated for a few days at this special time, but they will live on forever until their promise is ful lled here on Earth. My hope is that we do our part in making the message and gift of Christmas closer each day, toward the day when “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men” is felt around the world. A very Merry and Blessed Christmas to each of you during this sacred time.What Will You Give Him?BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchFor the past few weeks we’ve all been concerned about “Gift Giving”! Our concern is what gift to give to a friend or relative. But we are supposed to be celebrating the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ. What gift do you plan on giving Him? Let me make a few suggestions. This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion, and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word or deed. Keep a promise. Find the time. Forego the grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen! Apologize, if you were wrong. Try to understand. Flount envy. Examine your demands on others. Think rst of someone else. Appreciate. Be kind; be gentle. Laugh a little. Laugh a little more. Deserve con dence. Take up arms against malice. Decry complacency. Express your gratitude. Go to Church. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love. Speak it again. Speak it still once more. Carry out Christ’s Great Commission. Christmas is celebration, and there is no celebration that compares with the realization o f its true meaning --with the sudden stirring of the heart that has extended itself toward the core o f life. Then, only then, is it possible to grasp the signi cance of that rst Christmas -to savor in the inward ear the wild, sweet music of the angel choir; to envision the star-struck sky, and glimpse, behind the eyelids, the ray of light that fell athwart a darkened path and changed the world. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3387 S.Hwy 441 Okeechobee 863.763.2239 959 S. Main St. Belle Glade 561.996.7783 411 W. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston 941.983.8373 2 PC. DARKDEAL€2 pc. chicken* (drumstick &thigh)€1 individual mashed potatoes with gravy €1 biscuitOffer expires 1/31/12 € *Available in GrilledLimit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. Tax extra. 2011 KFCC Limit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. Tax extra. 2011 KFCC Limit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. 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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudobonBirders and Photographers are invited to participate in the Fifth Annual STA5-Clewiston Christmas Bird Count (FLSO) on Saturday, Dec. 31. Join one of seven teams who will be surveying the 15-mile diameter count circle located 20 miles south of Clewiston. The North Team’s carpool will meet at 7 a.m. at the Clewiston Beef O ‘Brady’s. The West Team will meet at 6:45 a.m. to carpool to C&B Farms where they w ill begin surveying at 7:30 a.m. Other teams will begin at the STA5 gate at 7 a.m. For information please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@ embarqmail.com or phone 863-674-0695 or 863517-0202. The Northern Cardinal, a common to abundant resident birds throughout Florida and state bird of seven states, is reported annually during Christmas Bird Counts. It is known locally as a “Redbird.” This medium-sized songbird has a long tail with a short thick beak and distinctive crest on the head. The male is a brilliant red, with a reddish bill and black face mask. The female has dull redbrown feathers with reddish tinges in the wings, tail and crest. Adult females have a black face and red-orange bill. Young birds, both male and female, have coloring similar to the female Northern Cardinal until the fall, when they molt and grow adult feathers. Only a few North American female songbirds sing. The female Northern Cardinal will often sing while on the nest which is believed to give the male information about when to bring food. Mated pairs share song phrases which are long string of clear down-slurred or two-parted whistles. The female may sing a longer more complex song than the male. At least 16 North American Cardinal calls have been identi ed, but the most common is a loud short metallic “chip” note. Cardinals are found in a wide variety of habitats where thickets or bushes are present. They can be found foraging for seeds of weeds and grasses, fruits and grains. About one-third of their diet consists of insects or other invertebrates. They frequently visit bird feeders where they eat a variety of birdseed, particularly black oil sunower seed. The male will bring nest material to the female who does most of the nest building. The small cup-shaped nest is usually wedged into a fork of small branches of a tree, vine or bush. Three to four heavily brown-spotted bluish-white eggs are incubated mostly by the female for 12 to 13 days. The young edge in 10-12 days after hatching. Normally, a mated pair will raise 2 to 3 broods each nesting season. The male cares for and feeds each brood while the female incubates the next clutch of eggs. The male will ercely defend its breeding territory from other males. The oldest recorded banded wild Northern Cardinal lived at least 15 years and 9 months. A captive bird lived to be 28.5 years of age. Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding and photography trips. You and your guests are invited participate in upcoming birding trips or the Christmas Bird Count Dec. 31 at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). For information, please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or phone 863-674-0695 or 863-5170202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2012 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org New and current Hendry-Glades Audubon Society “Facebook Friends” will be entered in a monthly drawing for a “Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America”. “Like,” post a birding photo, or comment on “The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society Facebook” page to enter the December 2011 drawing. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Get T-Mobile service for $6.49 a monthT-Mobile keeps you connected affordably. Limited-timeoffer;subjecttochange.Taxesandfeesadditional;otherfeesmayapply.Domesticonly. GeneralTerms: Activationonaqualifyingrateplan,$35perlineactivationfeeandone-yearagreementrequired; earlycancellationfeemayapply.Overageextra;partialminutesroundedup. NightsandWeekends: WeekendsaremidnightFridaytomidnightSunday,andnightsare9:00p.m.to6:59a.m.Monday…Friday,basedupon starttimeofcall.Timeofcallusuallybasedonlocationofequipmenttransmittingcall;iflocationisnotavailable,timeofcallbasedontimezonea ssociatedwithyourphonenumber. Coverage: Coveragenotavailable everywhere. AbnormalUsage: Servicemaybelimitedorterminatedformisuse,abnormalusageorsigni“cantroaming.Seebrochuresand TermsandConditions(includingarbitrationprovision) atwww.T-Mobile.com foradditionalinformationregardingT-Mobileserviceandproducts.2011T-MobileUSA,Inc. 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 Gov. Rick Scott recently proclaimed December as National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month. As part of Florida’s focus on safe highway travel during the holiday season, the Florida Highway Patrol will join thousands of other law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, a nationwide campaign targeting impaired driving, beginning tomorrow through Jan. 2, 2012. Impaired driving is one of the deadliest crimes, especially during the holiday period. During the 2010 Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel period, approximately 35 percent of the traf c fatalities in Florida were alcohol-related. Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians who comply with our state’s traf c laws and use sound judgment can help make the holiday period safer and less stressful for everyone. “Impaired driving continues to be a priority for law enforcement in the state, and the Florida Highway Patrol will be intensifying enforcement during the holidays,” said FHP Director, Col. David Brierton. “Our goal is to create the safest possible driving environment by modifying driver behavior – and helping drivers make better decisions.” FHP Auxiliary and Reserve troopers will augment the Patrol during the heightened travel periods. The Patrol offers these tips to make your holidays safer: Plan ahead Use a designated driver If you are impaired, call a taxi, use mass transit or call a friend or family member to get you home safely. Call *FHP (*347) to report intoxicated or aggressive drivers, or if your vehicle breaks down and you need assistance. To request immediate emergency services, dial 911. Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over is a deterrence program organized by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traf c Safety Administration that focuses on combining high-visibility enforcement with heightened public awareness. For more information on the campaign, visit www.Stopimpaireddriving.org. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv.gov or follow them on Twitter @FDHSMV. You can nd them on Facebook, too. FHP Cracks Down on Impaired Driving During Holiday Season Inland Birding Fun: Northern Cardinal (NOCA) Margaret England PHOTO / KEN CORREGANNorthern Cardinal male.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Brenda Lee Conway, 65CLEWISTON — Brenda Lee Conway, age 65, of Clewiston, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at home in Clewiston. Brenda was born Aug. 12, 1946, in Douglas, Ga. She is the daughter of the late Vilous and the late Mary Lee (Taylor) Courson. Brenda had a great love for many, she w as a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She loved to spend her time playing computer games, horseshoes and around a campre with friends and her husband. Much of her time was spent with her sons and their children as well as her great grandchildren. She was always there if anyone needed her w ith a hug, a smile or just an open ear. She loved the holidays when everyone came together to her home where she cooked the meals. Brenda will be missed by many who’s lives she w as a part of, but most of all her family who w ill keep her in their hearts. She is survived by her husband, Donald Edw ard Conway; two sons, Darryl Moore of Clew iston, Arnold Moore (Angie) of Clewiston; two brothers, Carl Courson, Jerry Courson; four grandchildren, Christina Moore, Joshua Moore, Courtney Moore, Kelsie Moore; and three greatgrandchild, Alisya Mata, Adrian Mata Jr., and J oshua Moore Jr.; and a host of other relatives. She was preceded in death by husband, Guido Mazzina; brothers, Larry Courson, and Donald Courson. The funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, at Evangel Assembly of God, 350 South Berner Road, Clewiston, with Pastor Gary Corley of ciating. Interment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Calling hours were Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Teddie K. Harrison, 78CLEWISTON — Teddie K. Harrison, age 78, of Clewiston, passed away Dec. 15, 2011, in Clewiston. He was born March 5, 1933, in Roane County, Tenn., the son of the late Moses Callaway Harrison and the late Emma Harrison. He served in the Army. He was a former resident of Indiana He is survived by his sister, Vada Ewald of Shakopee, Minn.; sister-in-law, Lila Lee Harrison of Clewiston; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Eddie, James and Gordon; and sisters, Verne and Shirley. Cremation will take place at Caloosa Crematory in LaBelle. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Teddie’s name. Cremation Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-Clewiston.Richard F. ‘Dick’ Baker Sr., 82LAKE PLACID — Richard F. “Dick” Baker Sr., 82, of Lake Placid, was received by the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as he peacefully passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, surrounded by his loving and devoted family after a brief battle with Leukemia. Dick was born in Washington Courthouse, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1929, son of Fred and Celesta Baker; moving to Florida as a young teen with his family and graduating from Sarasota High School. He graduated from the University of Florida School of Pharmacy then joined the U.S. Air Force as an of cer and pilot in the Air Force Strategic Air Command. In the late 50’s, he settled in Clewiston, where he bought Sugarland Pharmacy then founded Baker’s Rexall Drugs. He continued his dedication to pharmacy until his passing. Dick was born again in 1970, nding the Lord in the Episcopal Church. His family enjoyed a vacation retreat on Lake June in Lake Placid, FL, as far back as the 60’s where Dick decided in 1990 to relocate permanently. His family will forever cherish his memory and love for life. Dick lost his wife Patricia in 2008 after 55 years of marriage and is survived by his children, Geriann Baker of Orlando, Richard F. Baker, Jr. (Rick) of Clewiston, Reed A. Baker of Lake Placid, James T. Baker of Lake Placid; siblings, Bill Baker of Adel, Ga., Ann Kain of Casselberry, Fla.; and he was blessed with two grandchildren, Tyler and Kayln. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Caralee; and brother, Jim. A memorial service in celebration of Dick’s life will be 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Lake Placid, presided by Reverend Elizabeth Nelson. The family would appreciate any donations to be sent to the Leukemia Research Foundation. Memorial arrangements are under the loving devotion of: Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home, 404 Plaza Ave., Lake Placid, (863) 465-9997. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 OBITUARIES With 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. To help you get started, Vila offers some useful advice: 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 weather-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 with 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 buildup 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 Dr. Jerry Jackson, host of Public Radio’s “With the Wild Things” and Professor of Ecological Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University will share his enthusiasm and knowledge of the woodpeckers of south Florida at the Monday, Jan. 9, meeting of the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Extension Ofce located at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. Dr. Jackson is especially known for his work with Redcockaded and Ivory-billed Woodpeckers and has served on the endangered species recovery teams for both species. He has also done extensive work with other woodpeckers throughout North America, the Caribbean, and many areas of Latin America. In this program he will focus on the unique adaptations of woodpeckers and the diversity and home life of woodpeckers in south Florida. This free program is open to the public. For more information, contact Margaret England 863-6740695 or at sta5birding@earthlink.net Dr. Jerry Jackson to Present Program Dr. Jerry Jackson

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 1 1 8 8 6 6 3 3 9 9 8 8 3 3 9 9 1 1 4 4 8 8 WEIGHTLOSS HEALTHCARE DERMATOLOGYi i n n t t h h e e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The SunC C a a l l l l T T o o A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e DENTAL DENTAL Wishing you all of the best this holiday season-JonathanSanders,M.D.,J.D. 772.778.7782 863.467.9555www.TCDermatology.com 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011

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BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsThe holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends. It is also a time to pay special attention to your health and the health of your family. Give the gift of health and safety by following these holiday tips. Keep an eye on your children Keep your children with you at all times while y ou are shopping. Accompany and supervise y our children in public facilities and restrooms. Have a plan in case you become separated. If y our kids are old enough to understand, have a pre-designated spot to meet if you get separated. Teach children to look for people who can help, such as a uniformed security of cer, salesperson or even a mother with children. Remind children to remain in the area where they become separated. Your child’s safety Keep a watchful eye on your kids when they're eating and playing. Keep potentially dangerous toys, food, drinks, household items, choking hazards (like coins and hard candy), and other objects out of kids' reach. Learn what to do for children who are choking. Make sure toys are used properly. Wash your hands often Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Wash your hands w ith soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizing product. Stay warm Cold temperatures can cause serious health problems, especially in infants and older adults. Stay dry and dress warmly in several layers of loose- tting, tightly woven clothing. Manage stress The holidays don't need to take a toll on your health. Be aware of your actions, try not to overcommit or over-spend. Try to balance your work, home, and play. Get support from your family and friends. Try to keep a relaxed and positive outlook. Travel safely Whether you're traveling across town or around the world, keep safety in mind. Do not drink and drive, and don't let someone else drink and drive. Wear a seat belt every time you drive or ride in a motor vehicle. Always buckle your child in the car using a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt according to their height, weight, and age. Be smoke-free Avoid smoking and breathing other people's smoke. If you smoke, quit today. Call 1-800-QUITNOW or talk to your health care provider for help. Get check-ups and vaccinations Exams and screenings can help nd problems before they start. They can also help nd problems early, when the chances for treatment and cure are better. Vaccinations help prevent diseases and save lives. Schedule a visit with your health care provider for a yearly exam. Ask what vaccinations and tests you should get based on your age, lifestyle, travel plans, medical history, and family health history. Prevent injuries Injuries can occur anywhere and some often occur around the holidays. Use step stools instead of furniture when hanging decorations. Leave the reworks to the professionals. Wear a bicycle helmet to help prevent head injuries. Fire Safety Most residential res occur during the winter months. Keep candles away from children, pets, walkways, trees, and curtains. Never leave replaces, stoves, or candles unattended. Don't use generators, grills, or other gasoline or charcoalburning devices inside your home or garage. Install a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in your home. Test them once a month, and replace batteries twice a year. Handle and prepare food safely As you prepare holiday meals, keep you and your family safe from food-related illness. Wash hands and surfaces often. Avoid cross-contamination by keeping raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs (including their juices) away from ready-toeat foods and eating surfaces. Cook foods to the proper temperature. Refrigerate promptly. Do not leave perishable foods out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. Protect pets from rabies Pets are considered family members. Keep them healthy and safe as well. Visit your veterinarian with your pet on a regular basis and keep rabies vaccinations up-to-date. Do something positive for yourself and for those around you and you will be happier and healthier. An act of kindness goes a long way. Have a happy and healthy holiday season! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 Holiday Season Health and Safety Tips The psychological effects of Christmas giving The Christmas Season is a wonderful and unique time of the year when generosity lls the air. People give with open hearts to their friends, loved ones and even to strangers. This sel ess act of giving nurtures love and spirit in our relationships. According to some researchers, people who give without expecting to receive anything in return are thought to be the most psychologically healthy people in our society. Giving can create relationships An act of kindness and showing someone that you care emphasizes gratitude and acknowledgement of each other and thus is a critical component for establishing relationships. Giving can intensify relationships Seeing the reaction of a person's face when you give a gift is emotionally rewarding. This intensi es human relationships as we share and express ourselves more to those around us. Giving helps express our inner thoughts giving conveys and displays feelings, particularly more to those who aren't comfortable with the outward expression of emotions. Giving is a chance to convey a wide array of feelings. Giving creates memories by means of giving we come into terms with various ways of creating memories. Our own desires to care, show interest, share time, loyalty, honesty and by taking that extra step to do something special for a special someone are just some of the hundreds of ways we can share and create memories that last for a lifetime. Giving enhances predictability Everybody is fascinated by their "abilities" to predict things. With children, in particular, predictability gives them a sense of security. Through the anticipated act of gift giving especially during birthdays and Christmas celebrations, the expectation of appreciation, in addition to acknowledgement of love, is created by the simple ritual of giving. Giving is a de-stressor the real meaning of giving is centered on unsel shness. It is about putting other people rst. Giving takes the focus away from us, creating a more balanced way of handling the stresses in life. Giving can create small miracles Giving reinforces love in everybody's lives. It creates some sort of "power" which in turn can create miracles. Your act of kindness could create a "pay-it-forward" chain of events. Giving is good for your health Studies show that giving back to the community is a sure re way to raise endorphins. In addition to a change in mood, some scientists say that endorphins make our immune system stronger, lower blood pressure and could even slow down our body's aging process. The act of giving is an outward expression of our love that is rooted deep within our hearts. There are so many ways by which we give: giving encouraging words, listening attentively, offering a friendly smile, a pat on the back, offering your time and also giving material gifts. The physical, emotional, and material aspects of giving acts as an adhesive which holds us together and restores our love for each other, creates cherished memories that last a lifetime, strengthens human relationships and develops psychological health stability and happiness for ourselves and everyone around us.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 Glades County honored two of its youth in the BOCC meeting Dec. 13 for doing the right thing. Kelsey Ahern was given an award for getting her brother Collin and sister Chloe’ out of a submerged vehicle that had ipped over in a canal. Kelsey is the 16-year-old daughter of Robbie and Kell Ahern of Moore Haven. Teale Humphries was given an award for performing CPR before rst responders arrived at a scene. Teale Humphries is the 18-year-old daughter of George and Tammy Humphries of Moore Haven. Both young ladies responded to the two separate incidents in a heroic manner putting the life of someone else above their own safety concerns. Glades County wanted to award them for their bravery in doing the right thing in such dif cult emergencies. “When people do the right thing or shine brighter than others they deserve to be acknowledged for their dedication and outstanding performance. I truly believe it encourages others to be the best they can be and go above and beyond everyday in whatever they do. I am very proud of Kelsey and Teale having the courage to step out of their safety zone to do the right thing.” Angela Snow Colegrove Glades County would like to thank the following for their donations for the young ladies: Rainbow Gardens, Toby Keith Fan Club, Domino’s Pizza in Clewiston and Mike Byrnes Jr. MMA Fighter. Two Local Girls Awarded for their Bravery SUBMITTED PHOTOTeale Humphries receiving her award. SUBMITTED PHOTOKelsey Ahern receiving her award. Glades CountyUS 27: From the Bridge to SR 78 east: Maintenance contract project --Crews will be cleaning the sewers. No lane closures are anticipated and motorists should expect possible slow moving traf c. SR 78: Lakeport Road from US 27 to Fisheating Creek Bridge: Maintenance project --Crews will be repairing and reshaping shoulders, with lane closure, agmen will be on hand to assist with traf c. SR 78: Lakeport Road from Harney Pond Bridge to Indian Prairie Canal: Maintenance project --Crews will be cleaning the ditches in this area, with lane closures, agmen will be on hand to assist with traf c.Hendry CountySR 80/US 27 Interchange Improvements: Construction project ---This project modi es the SR 80/US 27 interchange by constructing an overpass for SR 80 eastbound traf c to US 27 northbound and for US 27 northbound traf c to SR 80 westbound. The project also realigns US 27. Motorists are advised to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone project and to use caution driving in this area. Crews are placing ll dirt, installing drainage and constructing walls for the new overpass. Crews are working in the median. The speed limit on US 27 is 55 mph in the construction area. Additional improvements include a traf c signal at the overpass, lighting at the interchange and widening approximately 3/4 mile of SR 80 to four lanes. Project completion is at the end of 2013. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, Inc. SR 29: South from CR 832 (Keri Road) to A Road: Maintenance permit project --Crews will be placing power poles and ber in this area. Motorists should expect possible lane closures, weather permitting with agmen on site to assist with traf c. Roadwatch for the Week of Dec. 18

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Open Evenings Emergencies Welcome All InsuranceWelcomeFREEDigital X-Ray & Consultation or Second OpinionNEW DENTURES$359starting at$99ea.starting at(D5110) (D5120)Exp.12/31/11Exp. 12/31/11Exp. 12/31/11(D2750) (D7140) FROM (D9310) (D0330)CROWNSEXTRACTIONS$499LIMITED TIME ONLY IMPLANTOLOGYISNOTARECOGNIZEDSPECIALTYBYTHEAMERICANDENTALASSOCIATIONANDFLORIDABOARDOFDENTISTRY. NEWTREATMENTPROGRAMONLY. THEPATIENTANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSEORPAY, CANCELPAYMENT ORBEREIMBURSEDFORANYSERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATEMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFANDWITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEE, SERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENT. Sheriff Steve Whidden And the men and women of the Hendry County Sheriff's Office Wish you a very Merry Christmas 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 Getting your family to eat right doesn’t mean forcing them to skip dessert or forego favorite cakes and cookies. You just need to learn to prepare those sweets in better ways. It’s all about making desserts that are wholesome and delicious, so your kids will actually eat them. A few easy alterations to your favorite holiday treats can make a big difference -such as reducing sugar or fat, adding fruits or swapping-in more healthy fats and grains. Here are some tweaks for sweets that you can proudly put on your family’s table or give as holiday gifts: SubstituteReplace ingredients with smart alternatives. Try swapping white our with whole wheat our in cakes and cookies. You can use two egg whites for a whole egg in most recipes, or dark chocolate instead of more fattening milk chocolate. And low-fat milk usually can be used instead of whole milk. ReduceFor starters, serve-up smaller dessert portions. Plate a small slice of cake or pie with some fruit and your kids won’t notice the difference. Within recipes, try reducing the amount of sugar or butter. In most cases you won’t miss what you leave out. Don’t DepriveMost desserts add some fat and sugar into y our family’s diet. Deal with it. Saying “no” will lead loved ones to look elsewhere for sweets at school or work. You can even indulge their urge for candy. Just be careful with portions and consider smart options, such as Nestl Raisinets, California raisins drenched in rich Nestl Milk or Dark Chocolate. They have 30 percent less fat than the leading chocolate brands and provide real fruit in every serving. Add FruitsAdd fruits to cakes and pies, even as toppings instead of whipped cream. You can add apples or applesauce to most recipes without anybod y complaining. And tossing in some berries or raisins will add antioxidants. To get started, here’s an easy recipe for oatmeal cookies using whole wheat our, brown sugar and a special twist. More creative recipes can be found at Facebook.com/raisinets. Deluxe Oatmeal Raisinets Cookies 1 1/4 cups white whole-wheat our 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats 1 cup Nestl Raisinets (dark or milk chocolate-covered) 1 cup chopped nuts (optional) Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine our, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs; gradually beat in our mixture. Stir in oats, Raisinets and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. For smaller cookies, use a level tablespoon. This yields about 4 1/2 dozen cookies. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. New Twists on Holiday Dessert Favorites COURTESY PHOTOOatmeal Raisinets Cookies.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sometimes love needs a helping hand.{ Hes relying on you. And you ma y need some help. n e e d s o m e h e l p Especially if youre E s p e c i a l l y i f y o u  r e caring for c a r i n g f o r s omeone w h ose h ea l t h requires attention 2 4 / 7 At Hope HealthCare Services, we understand your role a s a caregiver. We support all y ou do with our comforting c are„coor d inating me d ica l nee d s, exp l aining options a n d provi d ing emotiona l gui d ance f or you an d y our loved ones. Together, we can h e l p y ou b ot h ma k e eac h d ay t h e b est possi bl e Let Hope be there for you Support a t h o me co mf o rtin g C ar e re s pite f or Caregiver s co mp ass i o n f or Familie s Every day is a gift. Toll free 800.8 35 .16 73 or HopeHCS.org 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 Road. According to the report, the driver of the golf cart had been drinking. As a result, Mr. Brown did not see a pickup truck closing in from the opposite direction. Investigators say that when the golf cart driver failed to yield right of way to the Dodge Durango, the truck struck the golf cart and caused the older man to be ejected. The truck was driven by another LaBelle resident, J. Lorenzo Reyes Rodriguez, 58. It struck the golf cart with its front, impacting the smaller vehicle from its right side. Mr. Brown was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital due to the severity of his injuries. He would remain at the hospital for nearly 20 days, with doctors working to improve his condition. He was pronounced deceased on Dec. 19 at 3:41 a.m. Mr. Rodriguez reported no injuries. CRASHContinued  1 loading concerns with a lake that has a unique biota load (hydrilla) that creates a vibrant shery. Lake Toho is well known to shermen and is an economic driver for Kissimmee and Osceola County. Historical nutrient loading on the lake has been excessive in the past due in part to ef uent releases upstream that were discontinued by the 1980's. The NRP addresses the current loading and how upstream basins are addressing the loading with Best Management Practices. As most of the basins are now developed, a primary practice addressing loading is storm retention basins which allow sediments carrying nutrients to fall out of the water column before being carried to the lake. Based on a 2009 survey, there is approximately 39,310 acres of cropland, pasture, nurseries and citrus within the watershed. The Florida Department of Agriculture is administering the Best Management Program in the region helping farmers and ranchers to develop and implement erosion and sediment controls. Irrigation and fertilizer practices are also designed to maximize ef ciency of water and nutrient use. Florida Farm Bureau is working to educate growers on their responsibilities and to convey issues related to water quality improvements. The NRP shows a cooperative effort by numerous stakeholders to study the unique biodiversity of the lake while addressing concerns of impairment to the water. Once the NRP is accepted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, stakeholders will have two years to complete research that targets and develops additional strategies to address nutrient loading. Research will also review how hydrilla is interacting with the nutrient loading in the lake. This is quite an interesting project that is stakeholder driven to address a local problem. It is hoped that this might become a model for other areas to be proactive in addressing loading issues, producing positive results in the most cost-ef cient manner for all stakeholders. WATERContinued  1

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FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE!!! 1-INVITATION TO BID BID # 2011-2 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Canals 7 & 8/Riverside Sealed bids for the replacement of the above referenced Canals 7 & 8/Riverside will be received by the Central County Water Control District Board of Supervisors, hereinafter referred to as “District” at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 until 2:00 pm local time on December 27 for furnishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Speci cations and Drawings which comprise the Bid Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud_ Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after the speci ed day and time will not be opened. The Work is described as Canals 7 & 8/Riverside and is outlined in drawings and speci cations prepared by the District’s Chief Engineer, Rock Aboujaoudd, P.E. The work requires the successful bidder to replace two existing culverts with culverts of the same type and size and the replacement of the headwall at each end of the culverts. Construction drawings and Speci cations may be obtained from Rock Aboujaoude, P.E. (contact person) at 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida (863/612-0011), or from the District’s of ce at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida (863/983-5797). Each bid must be submitted, in duplicate, on the prescribed bid form and accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Central County Water Control District Board of Supervisors, in an amount not less than ve percent (5%) of the bid amount All subcontractors shall be declared on a separate form. All bids shall be opened and read aloud on December 27 at 2:00 PM at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. Bidders are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the necessary Insurance Contracts and Certi cates of Insurance. These shall be either executed by or countersigned by a licensed resident agent of the surety or insurance company having its place of business in the State of Florida. Further, the said surety or insurance company shall be duly authorized and quali ed to do business in the State of Florida and shall have an A.M. Best rating of A-minus or better and who is listed on the United States Treasury Department’s T-list as acceptable to issue bonds for the applicable dollar amount. The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of bid opening. No bidder may withdraw their Bid for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of Bid opening. In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licenses and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance record and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work speci ed under this Invitation to Bid. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidder’s quali cations. The District reserves the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and quali ed bidder based on available funding. The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s) and/or to waive any irregularities at the District’s sole discretion. It also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a period of time which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond ninety (90) calendar days from the bid opening date during which, the District at its sole discretion may release the Bid security DATED this day of December, 2011. ATTEST: Central County Water Control District By:Carolyn (Cookie) Hester, Dist. Mgr. 404500 CN 12/8,15,22/2011 Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Ž Shop here first! 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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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full TimeAssists Mechanic in repair of vehicles and equipment. Small engine repairs a plus. Lubricates vehicles, wash and cleans, maintains work area. Must be 18 or older, drivers license check, pre-employment drug screen required. Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Rd., Clewiston Fl 33440 EEO Employment Full Time Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. 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This position will be responsible for performing maintenance and repairs on diesel engines used to power machines such as tractors, trucks, automobiles, and stationary engines. Must be able to diagnose trouble, disassembles engines, and examines parts for defects and excessive wear. Position requires a HS education or equivalent and 2 year’s experience. ASE certi cation and/or Diesel Certi cation preferred. Valid driver’s license required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted. Quali ed applicants should complete an application at the Keri Work Center located at 10685 County Road 832, Felda, FL 33930. The Company maintains a drug free environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Find it faster. 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Responsibilities: Operate milling tandems in a safe, ef cient manner maximizing sugar recovery. Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair cane processing equipment such as cane conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps and turbines. Maintain all related safety equipment and tools of the trade. Must have in-depth understanding of the sugar cane milling process and a minimum of 4 years of experience operating and/or maintaining tandem related equipment. Basic computer skills and working with and interpreting graphics. Jdooley@ussugar.com OR apply online at www.ussugar.com Everglades Preparatory Academy would like to announce the following opening: HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CLERK $10.00 hourly rate Applicants must go through a background check w/the Palm Beach County School District. 1-3 years Experience Preferred. J. Larry Ballew., M.Ed Everglades Preparatory Academy 561-924-3002 Of ce 561-924-3013 Fax FWC seeking Nuisance Alligator Trappers for Belle Glade & Moore Haven Apply online at myfwc.com/alligator Closes Jan 5, 2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2548 2008 1314433-A0002260000 Everlinda Toledo The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5826, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404342 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1698 2008 1224432-01000310140 Myleen Barrera Lot 14, Block 31, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405838 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice 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 3619 2008 4104329-03020990020 Open Space Land, LLC Lot 2, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404391 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Oryx Crude Trading and Transportation (TB-32) PO Box 1330, Houston, TX, 77251, has submitted Application 111116-10 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00715-W for aquifer remediation. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami and Sandstone Aquifers and the project is located in Section 32, Township 45 South, Range 29 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 405600 CN 12/22/2011

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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 2278 2007 1214334-010000U0120 James Sykes Lot 15, Block U, Harlen Addition No. 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404371 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice 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 3542 2008 4104329-02020800140 Judy G. Hunnel Lot 14, Block 2080, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404369 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1410 2007 1224432-01000700130 Zo DO LLC & Janet Ames Scharf Lot 13, Block 70, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404367 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice 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 3577 2008 4104329-030000L0020 Odilance Silien Tract L2, Block 2102, Port LaBelle, Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404379 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2605 2007 2164329-A0000090100 Brian K. Quinn Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 00 degrees 50’ 32” East 2445.71 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 89 degrees 37’ 06” West 719.28 feet; thence South 00 degrees 51’ 26” East 121.83 feet; thence South 43 degrees 02’ 43” East 695.13 feet; thence N 89 degrees 37’ 06” East 252.28 feet; thence North 00 degrees 50’ 35” West 633.22 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. EXCLUDING the Northerly 175.87 feet of the Easterly 175.87 feet and EXCLUDING the following: Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 03 degrees 31’ 11” East 2624.37 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 86 degrees 51’ 28” West 667.33 feet; thence South 45 degrees 48’ 22” East 617.84 feet; thence North 86 degrees 51’ 28” East 252.28 feet to the East line of Section 16; thence North 03 degrees 36’ 11” West along the East line 454.34 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404382 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Hedrick Brothers Construction / Asset Builders (Construction Managers) for The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida; will receive ‘Subcontractor Quali cation Information’ until January 13, 2012 for Phase Two Gove Elementary School Modernization, Belle Glade, Florida. Phase Two will consist of construction of a new 121,000 sf / 924 student station Elementary School. The Project is scheduled to achieve LEED Silver Certi cation. Phase One Site Remediation / Site Preparation work is not included within Phase Two. Interested bidders that have been previously pre-quali ed by the Construction Manager are required to complete Subcontractor Request for Invitation to Bid. All other interested bidders are required to complete Subcontractor Quali cation Statement. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida has a minimum goal of 9% Certi ed African American M/WBE participation for this Project. Only rms Certi ed by the School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida or State of Florida Of ce of Supplier Diversity or its successors are accepted for participation as an African American M/WBE Firm. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida has a goal of at least a 10% Local Vendor and Local Worker Participation. Local is de ned as Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, Canal Point and Lake Harbor. Construction funding for the project is secured through a Federal Assistance Program for Quali ed School Construction Bonds. All Subcontractors shall be required to comply with all applicable requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act and Department of Labor regulations. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida and / or Construction Manager reserve the right to reject any or all offers / proposals or to accept any offers / proposals which is in its best interest. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida and / or Construction Manager also reserve the right to waive any informalities, irregularities and technicalities in procedure. All cost incurred by Subcontractor / Proposer in preparing a proposal response shall be the sole responsibility of the Subcontractor / Proposer. Interested Bidders, please forward your request for a ‘Subcontractor Quali cation Statement’ by email to estimating@hedrickbrothers.com or fax to 561.681.5088. All inquiries shall be by email or fax as indicated above. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 405905 CN 12/22,29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. 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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 11-CP-35 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF RICHARD M. CAUSEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richard M. Causey, deceased, whose date of death was September 25, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is December 15, 2011. Personal Representative: David E. Causey 227 Bilbao Street Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411 Attorney for Personal Representative: Travis W. Trueblood, LLM Attorney for David E. Causey Florida Bar Number: 0417890 TRUEBLOOD LAW GROUP P.A. P.O. Box 1270 805 U.S. Hwy. 27, Suite 1 Moore Haven, FL 33471 Telephone: (863) 946-9160 Fax: (888) 659-6339 E-Mail: ttrueblood@truebloodlawgroup.com 404788 CN 12/15,22/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Statutes, a meeting of landowners of BARRON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held at 2:00 P.M., January 5, 2012, at the District of ce on 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida, 33935. The purpose of the meeting is to elect one member of the Board of Supervisors and review annual reports. Landowners may cast one vote for each acre or fraction thereof owned, either in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are available by calling 863-675-0346, The Board of Supervisors will meet immediately after adjournment of the Landowners’ Meeting. This meeting is open to the public. Mark D. Colbert, Chairman 405193 CN/CB 12/22,29/2011 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. 01/02/2012 @ 8:00AM 1992 MERC VIN# 2MECM75WXNX610860 405848 CGS 12/22/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001283CA BANKUNITED Plaintiff, vs. JORGE H. PEDROZA; MARIA DEL PILAR LACOUTURE; UNKNOWN PERSON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PERSON #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 28, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09001283 CA, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. BANKUNITED is Plaintiff and JORGE H. PEDROZA; MARIA DEL PILAR LACOUTURE; UNKNOWN PERSON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PERSON #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OF CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRAT ION BLDG, HENDRY CO. COURTHOUSE, AT 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, A/K/A LOT NO. 2805, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the ]is pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 30th day of November, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk T his notice is provided pursuant to A dministrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Fl 33935, Phone No. (941 )3352299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-8009558771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 T elephone: (954) 382-3486 T elefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 404334 CN 12/15,22/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 3980 2008 4104329-04021560040 Tracy J. Miller Lot 4, Block 2156, Port LaBelle Unit 4, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404370 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1678 2008 1224432-01000220010 Francisco Ramos Mendez & Irma Maldonado Bermudez Lot 1, Block 22, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405829 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1634 2008 1224432-01000030080 Azteca Montura Inc Lot 8, Block 3, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404340 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1407 2007 1224432-01000700040 Zo Do LLC & Janet Ames Scharf Lot 4, Block 70, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404349 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 3692 2008 4104329-03021190160 Edasmet C. Chang & Said Eltanawy Lot 16, 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 Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404354 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, 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 1272 2007 1224432-01000130030 Estate of Benjamin A. Aruca And Estate of Martin Aruca Lot 3 in Block 13 of Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405825 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2539 2008 1314433-A0001780000 Georgina Garcia The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5768, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404384 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 3637 2008 4104329-03021040060 Maribel Lombo, Ramon Leyva Bahar & Carlos A. Nieves Lombo Lot 6, Block 2104, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404345 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1875 2008 124432-A0001040100 Izquiderdo Amparo Gonzalvo The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5216, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404351 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1620 2008 1154432-A0002660100 Maria Egipica Martinez The East one-half of the southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2648, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2584 2008 1314433-A0003940000 Pagan Juan H. Matias The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5982, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404352 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, 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 987 2007 1134432-A0000230100 Leon & Corina Sacco The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5665, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405820 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2543 2008 1314433-A0001940000 Raul Martinez The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5703, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404389 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1544 2008 1154432-A0000370000 Carlos R. Morales The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3274, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404388 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 PALM BEACH COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT (HCD) NOTICE OF FIRST AND SECOND MORTGAGE FINANCING FUNDING AVAILABILITYPalm Beach County's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is accepting applications from individuals seeking fu nding under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program II (NSPII). Pre-applications are available directly from HCD or may be downloaded from the HCD website at www.pbcgov.com/hcd. Applications must be submitted in person and will be accepted year-round until funding has been exhausted. Activity Description: The NSPII First and Second Mortgage Loan Program was developed to provide first mortgage loan financing at 4 percent interest r ate (4.9% APR) fixed for 30 years, and a second mortgage loan at zero percent interest, in the form of a forgivable loan to run concurrently to the first mortgage loan for 30 years. The first mortgage loan is amortized over 30 years and has mandatory escrow requirements for real esta te property taxes and homeowners hazard insurance. The second mortgage loan does not have a monthly repayment requirement. The second mortgage loan provides "gap" financing. Eligible uses of the second mortgage are: down payment assistance, closing costs, and rehabilita tion costs. Eligible dwellings must be foreclosed, abandoned, or vacant residential properties located within the Urban Redeve lopment Area (URA) or the Glades Regional Target Area (GRTA). Eligible households earning up to 120% Area Median Income (AMI), who do not own a home are eligible to participate in the program (credit and asset provisions apply). The home must remain the principal residence of th e applicant for the life of the loan. Amount Available: $11,865,400.00 is available for first and second mortgage loan financing. Rate__________ T erm____ Points Maximum after rehabilitation value 4% (4.90% APR)30 years0$211,375* *HUD Median Purchase Price Guidelines Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants for the NSPII include individuals who are not current homeowners, have a middle FICO credit score of 600, a nd meet income and household eligibility guidelines. Eligible applicants are required to reside in the home as their principal place of residency. Eligible Rehabilitation: Applicants may use up to $50,000 to rehabilitate the dwelling. Rehabilitation funding will be deducted from the maximum award o f the second mortgage loan. Program Requirements/General Information: 1.Affordability Guidelines: Annual Income Limits for West Palm Beach and Boca Raton Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) FY2011 Area Median Income (AMI) $63,300 2.Eligible Program Areas: All properties purchased must be located in either the County's "Urban Redevelopment Areas". The east area boundaries are generally described as: Community Drive to the North; the Lake Worth Drainage District L-14 Canal to the South; I-95 to the East; and extends to various points West as far as Jog Road; or the Glades Region Target Area generally described as: the municipalities of South Bay, Belle Glade, and Pahokee, and the unincorporated area of Canal Point. 3.Other criteria: The sales price (including any rehabilitation) cannot exceed $211,375, which represents 95% of the median sales price, and must reflect at least a one percent (1%) discount of the "as is" appraised value. The home purchased must be used as the purchaser 's primary place of residence. The first mortgage will be provided in the form of a 30 year fixed rate mortgage, with an interest rate not to exceed 4% (APR of 4.9%). The second mortgage loan may also be provided to NSPII homebuyers to assist with rehabilitation, closing costs, and down paymen t assistance. The Second mortgage loan provided shall not exceed $100,000 for very low income applicants (0-50% AMI), $65,000 for low income applicants (51-80% AMI), and $50,000 for moderate income applicants (81-120% AMI). The second mortgage loan shall bear no interest and shall be forgiven after thirty (30) years if all affordability provisions are met. All mortgage financing requests are sub ject to funding availability. Paper Copy Version: can be picked up at Housing and Community Development's (HCD) Planning Section, 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 500, West Palm Bea ch, FL33406; Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No alterations or deletions to the application formats are allowed. Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be considered The Zip Codes which are located within the east "Urban Redevelopment Area" are listed below.All the above listed zip code areas contain portions which are not within the "Urban Redevelopment Area". Some of the above listed zip code areas are mostly outside of the "Urban Redevelopment Area". Only properties located within the portions of the zip codes falling within the URAboundaries are eligible for NSP-2 assistance. Glades Region Target Area: The target area encompasses the municipalities of South Bay, Belle Glade, and Pahokee, and the unincorporated area of Canal Poi nt. The creation of the GRTAadded nine census tracts to the NSP2 Program. These are census tracts 80.01; 80.02; 81.01; 81.02; 82.01; 82.02; 82.0 3; 83.01; and 83.02. For additional information about the Neighborhood Stabilization Program II, please call (561) 233-3655 or (561) 233-3688. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ADA, THIS AD AND DOCUMENTS LISTED CAN BE REQUESTED IN AN ALTERNATE FORMAT. CONTACT HCD AT (561) 233-3660. PUBLISH: December 18th, and 25th; January 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th This is not a commitment to lend. 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Public Notice 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 3617 2008 4104329-03020980170 Robert Goldberg Lot 17, Block 2098, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404386 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice 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 4025 2008 4104329-05021860240 Manuel Garcia Lot 24, Block 2186, Port LaBelle Unit 5, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 104, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404380 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice 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 157 2007 1064428-A0000930000 John C. Shelley Swearingen The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404336 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty DATE: 1/10/12 SUBJECT AREA: 111 Non-Discrimination EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for non-discrimination. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 413.08(3) F.S., Title VI and VIII of C.R.A., 1001.42, and 1001.43 F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 413.08(3) F.S., Title VI and VIII of C.R.A., 1001.42, and 1001.43 F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for non-discrimination. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on January 10, 2012. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory cost, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice. Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future. Notice : The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 404517 CN 12/15,22,29 CB 12/29/2011 Public NoticeREQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION AND QA TESTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH WEST COWBOY WAY FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FM# 428104-1 RFQ. No: 2012-08 OPENING DATE: JANUARY 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with the construction of a sidewalk on West Cowboy Way from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms submitting must have expertise in construction administration, quality assurance testing, and any other requirements that FDOT may impose in the LAP Agreement. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on January 19, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of documents sent via email. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 405351 CB/CN 12/15,22,29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1919 2008 1254432-A0000560100 Henri Wurfbain & Juliana Wurfbain The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5095, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405828 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice 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 769 2007 1224331-010000O0120 Estate of Earl B. Miller and James R. Reynolds 43 Hastings C West Palm Beach, FL 30384-0736 Lot 12, Block O, the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 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 Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405816 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Crystal l, 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 416 2007 1324229-A0000560300 Estate of Sarah J. Sawatzky a/k/a Rhonda Tanski The West 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 one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter AND the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter, 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 an easement for ingress and egress over the North 30 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 Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405814 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1897 2008 1254432-A0000230000 Berner Joseph & Lindalle Joseph The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5152, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404378 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1893 2008 1254432-A0000120100 Rafael Rodriquez Journet Julia Rivera Corujo The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5127, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404368 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Crystal l, 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 1156 2007 1144432-A0002470100 Carlos Pelaez & Otto A Villamizar The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 2895, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405823 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads

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Public NoticeREQUEST FOR BIDS HENDRY COUNTY SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF COWBOY WAY, FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 BID No. 2012-04 Opening Date and Time: January 19, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for Sidewalk Construction on the south side of Cowboy Way, from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their bid for consideration. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on January 19, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any bids received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to be held on January 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from Atkins, 1514 Broadway, Suite 203, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (for pick up and mailing address), or by calling 239-334-7275. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 405352 CB/CN 12/15,22,29/2011 1/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 688 2007 1204529-A0000260100 Robert Dale Dunaway and Pamela O. Dunaway The parcel hereon described is situated in the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 20, Township 45 South, Range 29 east, Hendry County, Florida, and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 20, being the Point of Beginning; thence N 05 degrees 25’10”W, (basis for bearing being the Sun Oil Company Plat, as prepared by Johnson-Hall Associates, Inc.), along the West section line of said Section 20, a distance of 1,486.38 feet; thence N 89 degrees 32’13” E, along the quarter-quarter section line a distance of 469.26 feet; thence S 05 degrees 25’10” E, a distance of 1,487.96 feet to the South section line of said Section 20; thence S 89 degrees 43’54” W, along said South section line, a distance of 469.40 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject to a 30.00 feet road easement along and across the North boundary 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 Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405815 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2009-CA-000005 NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. AMY E. ARNOLD, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated 6th day of December, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 22-2009-CA-000005 in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, wherein NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE MORTGAGE COMPANY the Plaintiff, and Amy E. Arnold, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida, described as: LOTS 26 thru 53, Block 5 and Lots 1 thru 6, 9 thru 28 and 33 thru 48, Block 6, MAGIC CITY, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1 Page 17, in the Public Records of Glades County, Florida lying in Section 1 Township 42 South, Range 28 East, Glades County, Florida. Together with that certain 2006 SCTB 64 foot double-mobile home bearing VIN’s SBHGA1060601487A and SBHGA1060601487Bat public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Highway 27 and 5th Street, Moore Haven, FL 33471 at 11:00 AM. on 12th day of Jan., 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lie pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: 12-7-2011. BY: /S/ Julie Yarborough Glades County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690 Clearwater, FL 33755 Telephone: (727) 446-4826 “In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, telephone (863) 946-6010, TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service”. apre ako ki fet avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bezwen spesiyal pou akomodasiyon pou yo patisipe nan pwogram sa a dwe, nan yun tan re.zonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakte Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimero Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, telefon nam se (863) 946-6010 oubyen TDD 1 800 955 8771 oubyen 1 800 955 8770 i pasan pa Florida Relay Service.En accordance avec la Loi des “Americans With Disabilities”. Les personnes en besoin d’une accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante d’entreprendre aucune autre dmarche, contacter l’of ce administrative de la Court situ& au Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, le telephone (863) 946-6010 TDD 1 800 955 8771 ou 1 800 955 8770 Via Florida Relay Service. “De acuerdo con el Acto o Decreto de los Americanos con Impedimentos, Inhabilitados, personas en necesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedimiento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en contacto con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, Telefono (863) 946-6010, TDD 1 800 955 8770 6 1 800 955 771 Via Florida Relay Service”.405662 GCD 12/22,29/2011 Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. NOTICE OF HEARING WATER CONTROL PLAN AMENDMENT CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT To the owners and all persons interested in the lands corporate and other property in and adjacent to the Central County Water Control District, “the District.” You are noti ed that the District has led in the of ce of the secretary of the District a resolution to consider approval of an amended water control plan, “WCP,” to provide for the following elements making the District’s WCP consistent with the District’s Environmental Resource Permit with South Florida Water Control District; and, providing for a special assessment associated with the completion of the District’s Reservoir Levee. Said amendments are summarized as follows: 1. Completion of Reservoir Levee Improvements -Construction of the 2.5 miles of the levee that remains to be completed in order to allow water retention at design/permitted capacity; 2. Installation of Two (2) Additional Pumps The installation of two additional pumps upon completion of the Reservoir Levee thereby increasing the District’s permitted pumping capacity from 250,000 gpm to 300,000 gpm, a net 50,000 gpm theoretical increase in pumping capacity; 3. Inclusion of Woodlands Subdivision in the District’s Geographical BoundariesThe District’s legal description contains a scrivener’s error thereby not closing the legal description of the Woodland’s Subdivision as it relates to the geographical boundaries of the District; 4. Provision for a Special Assessment Funding the Reservoir Levee CompletionThe District intends to fund the Reservoir Levee Improvements referenced herein by a special assessment not previously authorized by law through the provisions of Chapter 298, Florida Statutes; and, On or before its meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the District Administrative Of ces, Montura Ranch Estates, 475 South Cabbage Palm Road Clewiston, Florida, 33440 written objections to the proposed plan amendment may be led with the District at the aforementioned address. A public hearing on the proposed plan amendment will be conducted at the scheduled meeting and written objections will be considered at that time. At the conclusion of the hearing the Board of Supervisors may determine to proceed with the process for approval of the proposed plan amendment and direct the District Engineer to prepare an engineer’s report identifying property to be taken, if any, assessing bene ts and damages, and estimating the cost of improvements associated with the proposed plan amendment. A nal hearing on approval of the proposed plan amendment and Engineer’s report shall be duly noticed and held at a regularly scheduled Board of Supervisor’s meeting within 60 days after ling of the engineer’s report with the Secretary of the District. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 404315 CN 12/8,15,22/2011 ZInc is an essential nutrient in the human bodyBY ROBERT H. WELLS UFZinc is an essential nutrient, but until now, there has not been an effective way to measure it in our bodies, say University of Florida researchers. The researchers have uncovered bio-markers that, for the rst time, allow for accurate measurement of human zinc nutritional status. Bio-markers are quanti able substances in organisms that can indicate body irregularities such as nutrient de ciencies or disease. The bio-markers can be measured from blood samples or from mouth swabs and allow for even marginal zinc de ciencies to be detected, which is something current zinc tests can't do. "The method could be used in developing countries, and here in the U.S., to re-examine populations for adequate zinc status," said Bob Cousins, an eminent scholar in nutritional biochemistry with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Cousins and a team of researchers made the discovery, and their research was published Wednesday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Zinc de ciency is a worldwide problem, especially in developing countries where many have limited access to good sources of zinc, such as red meat, Cousins said. Signs of zinc de ciency are often skin rashes and infections. "When children are supplemented with zinc, their quality of life dramatically increases," he said. "Their stature increases, their ability to learn increases and they can better ght off infections that lead to things like diarrhea." Roger Sunde, a professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a longtime researcher of bio-markers for selenium, another important element for human health. He called the new study "exciting" and "cutting edge." "We really need to understand the underlying biochemistry and regulation of human micro-nutrients," Sunde said. "And we really need to have the full complement of tools to know whether someone is adequate in all of the nutrients." To nd the bio-markers, the researchers performed genetic analysis on human subjects at the beginning of the study, when the subjects were low in zinc due to an experimental diet they were fed, and when the subjects returned to normal zinc levels. The genetic analysis was done using devices called micro-arrays that allowed for the examination of each subject's entire genome, or every gene in their body, in response to changing zinc levels. Of the tens of thousands of genes analyzed, the researchers identi ed eight that changed with zinc levels and thus could be used as zinc bio-markers. Once a zinc de ciency is detected using the bio-markers, it can be easily corrected in a cost-effective manner using supplements, said Moon-Suhn Ryu, a former doctoral student in UF's food science and human nutrition department's nutritional sciences program and the study's lead author. "Additionally, our ndings will let people who are involved in policy design or epidemiological studies identify communities that will bene t from improved zinc nutrition," Ryu said. The recommended dietary allowances of zinc for men and non-pregnant and non-lactating women over age 19 are 11 milligrams and eight milligrams, respectively. In addition to red meat, other good sources of zinc include oysters, poultry, beans and zinc-forti ed breakfast cereal. The National Institutes of Health and IFAS funded the research. Other researchers on the team included nutritional sciences professor Bobbi Langkamp-Henken, senior biological scientist Shou-Mei Chang and registered dietitian Meena Shankar. UF Researchers Develop First Method to Accurately Measure Zinc in Humans PHOTO / IFASBob Cousins (left), an eminent scholar in nutritional biochemistry with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and Moon-Suhn Ryu (right), a former doctoral student in UF’s food science and human nutrition department’s nutritional sciences program are shown in the lab. They are part of a team of researchers who uncovered biomarkers that, for the rst time, allow for accurate measurement of human zinc nutritional status.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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)645-1319WINTER EXTRAVAGANZA December 1st-31stSave up to 45% on your new frame or sunglass with purchase of regular priced lenses. Receive an extra 5% when you bring a donation for the Salvation Army Food Bank or Caloosa Humane SocietyThe Optical Center at Family Eye Care100 N. Main St. € LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-0761 Exclusive Eyewear and Sunwear Sales Event! 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 Volunteer USA Foundation and best-selling children’s author Jeff Kinney announced an entertaining writing contest open to students in southwest Florida. Kinney is well-known for his D iary of a Wimpy Kid book series, which combines funny stories about growing up with doodles and cartoons. “The greatest thing about Kinney’s books is that they make kids laugh – from the crazy situations his characters get involved with to his silly illustrations – he is hands down a favorite among y oung readers,” said Liza McFadden, president of V olunteer USA Foundation. “We are thrilled this hugely popular children’s author will be on hand in 2012 to celebrate our talented young writers in Southwest Florida and help us reward their talent and imagination.” In Kinney’s recently released book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever beloved character Greg Hef ey is in trouble. When the authorities begin closing in, a surprise blizzard hits and Greg is trapped indoors with his family, causing even more chaos. In the Celebration of Reading writing contest, students in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties, grades four to seven, are invited to participate and create a funny story involving Florida’s very own storm season of hurricanes, tornadoes and tropical storms. The shortstory contest involves simple illustrations or a comic strip based on the “storm watch” theme. “As a resident of New England, I’ve weathered a number of storms that have turned my life upside down for days or even weeks. I’ve found that the best way to get through a tough situation is with a positive attitude and a good sense of humor. I’m very excited to read the contestants’ essays on the ‘storm watch’ theme and see how they inject humor into their work,” said Kinney. Contest winners accompanied by their parents will be recognized at a VIP breakfast, sponsored by Brown & Brown Public Risk Insurance Agency, to kick off Volunteer USA Foundation’s 12th Celebration of Reading. The annual literacy event will take place Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa and is hosted by former Gov. Jeb Bush, Mrs. Barbara Bush and members of the Bush family to support successful family literacy programs in the Southeast U.S. The students will be Kinney’s guests of honor at the Celebration of Reading breakfast and have the opportunity to visit with the author and share their winning submissions. Entries must be submitted electronically to Contest@VolunteerUSAFund.org or postmarked no later than the Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 to: Volunteer USA Foundation, Attn: COR 2012 Writing Contest, 516 North Adams Street, Tallahassee, Fla. 32301. Fifteen winners will be selected based on their writing and imagination. Winners will be listed at www.volunteerusafoundation.org and schools will be noti ed on Jan. 27, 2012 in conjunction with Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida. For more information, call Volunteer USA Foundation at 850-562-5300. 2012 Celebration of Reading Student Writing Contest COURTESY PHOTOJeff Kinney, the author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Scholarships available for high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate studentsThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s scholarship application process for the 2012 school year will begin on Dec. 22. Approximately $400,000 in scholarships are available including scholarships for local high school, undergraduate and graduate students from Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties. The E-Apply online scholarship application tool can be accessed through the community foundation’s website at www. oridacommunity. com/scholarships. For the second year, students interested in applying for a community foundation scholarship will now be able to access an application online. Even before the application process opens on Dec. 22, students can review the scholarships available online as well as a tutorial about how to create and submit the online application. Students can apply for multiple scholarships and have the ability to upload transcripts, SAT/ ACT scores, letters of recommendation and nancial documentation (if required). For needbased scholarships, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2012. “We have scholarships for vocational students, not just for attendance at colleges and universities,” said Anne Douglas, director of programs for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. “In the past we have had some scholarships that were not awarded because students did not apply for them, so we are trying to do our best to educate local students on the various types of funding available.” According to Douglas, examples of some of the more unique scholarships not as highly sought after include scholarships for technical schools, students with disabilities, ne or performing arts majors, photography studies, returning students and those wishing to pursue teaching and healthcare professions. The James Bilder Scholarship was established to fund tuition for high school students pursuing higher education in Lee County, with preference given to students attending vocational/technical schools. The Anne Fassett Scholarship was established to fund post high school educational opportunities at the college, community college or technical school level for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from Southwest Florida with a physical disability who use a wheelchair. The George E. Judd Scholarship funds tuition for graduating Lee County seniors pursuing higher education in ne or performing arts. The Bruce T. Gora Scholarship funds a scholarship for a high school senior or a student currently enrolled at an accredited college, university or technical school in Florida to pursue a ne arts major focusing in photography. There are also scholarships for those returning to school. The Chip Johnson Memorial Scholarship was established to fund scholarships for students who have completed 60 hours of college and attend one of the local colleges or universities, including Barry University, Edison State College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University or Nova Southeastern University. This scholarship was established in 1991 in memory of Chip Johnson who died of cancer at age 44. Chip’s father Dr. Franklyn A. Johnson said he wanted to leave a legacy for his son who was an Army veteran serving overseas during the Vietnam War. The John and Madeleine Taeni Scholarship was established in November 2002 by Madeleine Taeni for students who graduated from high school at least two years ago and are now pursuing degrees in teaching, nursing, paramedic training or emergency medical technician training. There are even scholarships for students from speci c communities served by the community foundation. The Love of Bonita Empowerment Scholarship funds tuition, books and/or course fees for individuals residing in Bonita Springs who have been out of school for at least two years or who have received their G.E.D. Once again the community foundation chose the month of Dec. as the scholarship launch date after receiving numerous calls from students who wanted to be able to work on scholarship application submissions during winter break. In 2011, $404,000 in scholarships were awarded by the community foundation. With the streamlined online application process, students are no longer required to submit paper applications for the scholarships that are available via the website. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties. With assets of more than $60 million, the community foundation has provided more than $49 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. For more information, call 239-274-5900 or visit www. oridacommunity.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comMust be 18 years old to play Bingo. See Bingo Hall for complete details. Must be 18 years old to play Poker. See Brush Stand fo r complete details. We reserve the right to cancel at any time. See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminol e Players Club member to participate. Management reserves all rights. Person who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Flori da or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. 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Free Party favors, a balloon drop and Champagne at Midnight! NYE Prime Rib Dinner Special $9.95 4pm 7:30pm NYE Matinee Bingo Session 11:45am $18 & $28 Packs NYE Special Bingo Session 8pm $85 Presale through Dec 29 / $100 at the door $5 Computer fee includes $10 value / Presales also available for computers NYE Texas Holdem Tournament 7pm $50 Buy In / $2,400 Prize Pool (Based on 40 players /Limited to 40 players) i Hi Hi h gh way 2 72 72 1 1 we t st o f f f L La k ke O O O k ke ec h ho b be eon t t h he The winning continues into 2012! 100 Winners January 1 and 2 Each will win $100 Cash! 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 PHOTOS / KATRINA ELSKENChristmas paradePemayetv Emahakv Charter School was well represented in the Okeechobee Lighted Christmas Parade, held Saturday, Dec. 10 in downtown Okeechobee. Local Students Can Apply for Share of $400,000 in Scholarships



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Alcohol believed to have a role in LaBelle mans deathBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that an elderly man who was involved in a golf cart versus pickup truck accident at the beginning of December has passed away as a result of the injuries he sustained that night. The accident happened on Dec. 1, just minutes before 8 p.m., according to a report released by FHP. Lynwood Ellis Brown, 75, of LaBelle, was making his way past Loblolly Bay Road in his Workhorse ST350, a regular-sized golf cart. While heading west on the road, Mr. Brown attempted to maneuver a left turn at the intersection to get on Tom Coker Thursday, December 22, 2011 50 Plus tax Vol. 83 No. 122 SEE CRASH 11 FHP Reports Elderly Man in Golf Cart Died After CrashSUBMITTED PHOTOSFriends of the LibraryOn Dec. 13, the Glades County Public Library sponsored their annual pre-school Childrens Christmas Party. Seventeen pre-school children and their parents or sponsors attended the party. The children colored paper Christmas stockings, cut them out and pasted them onto a brown paper bag. The bags were then lled with stocking-stuffers, including pens shaped like candy canes, chocolates, lollipops, and other Christmas goodies. Cookies and cupcakes were served. The party lasted for an hour and a half and a good time was had by all. Water levels in the key lakes and water conservation areas have remained relatively stable as South Florida goes into the second month of the typical dry season which runs from November through May. Lake Okeechobee is at 13.76 feet NGVD and has been close to this elevation since early November. November was much dryer than normal but in ows to Lake Okeechobee from the abundant October rains kept the lake stable throughout the dry month. Thus far, December has been relatively normal though warm. The greatest withdrawal in the winter comes from evaporation as cool dry winds blow across the warm water of the lake. The South Florida Water Management District remains in a Water Shortage Warning encouraging all residents and businesses to conserve water as much as possible due to the persistent La Nia conditions in the equatorial Paci c Ocean which closely correlate with dryer-than-normal conditions for the region. Lake Tohopekaliga Nutrient Reduction Plan Draft to be Submitted to FDEP Stakeholders are completing an extensive effort to produce a Nutrient Reduction Plan (NRP) for Lake Tohopekaliga (Toho) in Osceola County. The work is to address the nutrient Water Levels Remain Relatively Stable as Dry Season BeginsSEE WATER 11

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Palmdale Baptist ChurchPalmdale Baptist Church will begin their Christmas Morning Service at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday School or Evening Service.Glades County LibraryThe Glades County Library will be closed on Dec. 23 through Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday and on Jan. 2 for the New Years holiday. The Friends of the Library is now open for new members. The Friends of the Library is an organization that meets only four times a year to plan various events that are to be held at the library. In addition to the business meeting, there is always a presentation of interest for the members. The Friends of the Library also maintains the Historical Section at the Glades County Library. Interested parties should contact Mary Booher at the library.Citizens Observer Patrol AcademyCitizens Observer Patrol Academy is a comprehensive course geared towards educating interested citizens about the Sheriffs Of ce dayto-day operations and functions and to educate them about Florida law and their public rights. The course begins on Tuesday, Jan. 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The class will meet every Tuesday for seven weeks at the Glades County Sheriffs Of ce Training Center. For more information or to enroll, please call Marion Schramm at 863946-1600 ext. 2139.Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4523 is located at 101 Avenue J in Moore Haven. December activities for members and friends: Tuesday: Bingo at 7 p.m. Friday: Steak dinners from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday: Breakfast served on the rst and 3rd from 8 to 11 a.m. Meetings: Men Aerie: Second and fourth Thursdays at 7 p.m. Lady Auxiliary: First and third Thursdays at 7 p.m. For information or applications call 863-9461523.Mini Health FairHope Connections in Moore Haven on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 11:30 a.m. Sportsman Village on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 10:45 a.m. M-RV Park on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 9 a.m.Time to Register for Art in the ParkArea artists and craftsmen are cordially invited to exhibit and sell their work at Art in the Park in Moore Haven on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The purpose of the event, now in its seventh year, is to bring artists and the public together for their mutual bene t, in a pleasing setting where people can relax and linger. The venue is the Glades County Public Library and adjacent park across the street from the Caloosahatchee River in Moore Havens Historic District. Painters, sculptors, potters, photographers, and hand-crafters are encouraged to reserve their place now. Non-juried and free for artists and public. Parking is free and convenient. Exhibitors are responsible for their own setups. The event is sponsored by the Glades County Public Library and its advisory board. The librarys address is 201 Riverside Drive. For more information and to reserve a place, call Mary Booher, Director of Libraries, at 863946-0744.VFW Post #9528Located at 29012 E Hwy. 78, Buckhead Ridge would like to know area residents of their activities. Post opens at 11 a.m. daily. Taking applications for new members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Mondays: Washer Pitch 1 p.m. Wednesdays: VFW, AMVETS, Ladies, Mens Auxiliary, Ladies AMVETS Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays: Bar bingo at 12:45 p.m., lunch is available Fridays: Steak, pork or sh dinners served with baked potato, salad and rolls from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturdays: Game night, LRC, close the box, Wii Sundays: 5-card Bingo at 5:15 p.m. with shrimp baskets, $5 donation Meeting dates and times: VFWevery second and fourth Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Male Auxiliary every third Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Ladies Aux. and AMVET Ladies every second Tuesday at 10 a.m. and AMVETS every rst Saturday at 10 a.m. Contact Commander Gordon Bruens at 863-467-2882. 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. Sour Orange Festival on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 a.m. Live music, crafts and food will be available from different vendors from local and afar. For more information, please contact Dori at 863-227-1074 or Brenda at 863-532-8314. There will not be a kids group on Friday, Dec. 16 or 23. Kids group will resume on Dec. 30. LAKEPORT NEWS Annual 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.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 fund raising 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 fund raising 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. Please make checks payable to Project Graduation.School Public Accountability ReportSchool Improvement and Accountability are important elements in Glades County School Districts success. Each school has an Advisory Council that approves priorities and plans that guide improvement activities throughout the year. These plans re ect state and local goals, policies, and requirements. Public School Accountability is one way that the state and district communicate the progress that each school is making toward all students reaching the highest standards. The data in the report allows parents/guardians, community and staff to judge the schools successes and areas for development. The School Public Accountability Report contains several types of data (indicators) designed to inform parents and the general public about the progress of Floridas public schools. This report meets the public reporting requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and includes certain additional information of interest on the status of Floridas schools. The School Public Accountability Report is available to view on the Glades County School District web site at www.glades-schools.org. Copies are also available at the schools and the Glades County School Board Of ce. SCHOOL BRIEFS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 O, Come All Ye Faithful www.first1bank.net300 East Sugarland Highway (863) 983-8191 101 S. Berner Road, Clewiston (863) 983-3003 301 Highway 80 West, LaBelle (863) 675-4242 11741 Palm Beach Blvd. Ft. Myers (239) 437-819124704 US Highway 27, Moore Haven (863) 946-1515To the Peace & Joy of Christmas!Jesus is the Reason for the Season. 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011

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The World Needs More Manger TimeBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS The kid with the round head and his pitiful looking tree have become a regular part of Americas Christmas. In The Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown reaches a point of frustration in the midst of all of the commercial hustle and bustle of Christmas and cries out, Isnt there anybody who can tell me what Christmas is all about? Enter blanket boy Linus to the rescue. Linus steps into the spotlight on the stage and turns the spotlight on Jesus. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Its interesting that this line almost didnt make it into the TV special. Charlie Brown almost missed Christmas and America almost missed out on a Christmas special that contained the real Christmas message. Charles Schulz, the creator of Peanuts, was under pressure to leave the Jesus part out of the TV special. But Schultz stood his ground. He said, If we dont do this, who will? Good question!. In our post-Christian culture, Linus little speech about to you is born a Savior may be the only fragment of the Gospel some people have ever heard. But we dont have to be a prime-time TV producer to feel the pressure to not bring up Jesus. Most of us whove ever tried to live for Him have experienced that pressure. Saying Happy Holidays is being pushed over proclaiming Merry Christmas. Across the country, Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus are being displaced by non-religious displays. To reference another Christmas special, Grinches across the country are trying to wipe Christ out of Christmas. This should not come as a surprise. Satan has been trying to edit out Jesus for over 2,000 years! The early disciples were hauled in by the same religious leaders who had arranged for the crucixion of Jesus. They were ordered to never again mention The Name in their preaching. The disciples response? They never stopped teaching and proclaiming the Good News that Jesus is the Christ (Acts 5:42). Why? In the words Dr. Seuss gave to the Grinch after his conversion: Maybe Christmas doesnt come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. And thats why we cant afford to leave out Jesus. Jesus is the reason for the season. His Name is where the power is. His name is where the hope is. Many Christmases ago a cartoonist made a courageous choice and refused to edit the Name. This Christmas would be a good time for us to make that same choice. The world needs more stable time and we can all use a silent night.Christmas; Gods Gift That Brings HopeBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ I remember one hurried lunch hour during Christmas season a few years back. I was running between appointments and visits; moments and schedules were crowded. I chose to eat in my car to save time one day. Christmas is always busy: I might save a few moments. The radio was telling me about war losses and casualties; prospects were grim and it seemed that there was no good news on any front as I listened. In the car next to me was a baby. He was laughing and smiling; enjoying a moment with his mother and as happy as could be. One who had newly come from God had a whole different perspective on life that day than I did. My eyes were telling me one thing; my ears were telling me something else. Which really spoke to me that day? Then I remembered it was through another infant that the Good News came 2,000 years ago. His world was a world of turmoil too; enemy forces occupying His country, a crazy king wanting to kill Him, and life beginning in a make-shift accommodation. A stable and a manger certainly wasnt the way one would usher in the Prince of Peace. I thought about which passed away and which lasted; which endured, which gave hope, which spoke to the hearts of people. The tyrannical king lasted only a few years, the oppressive nation with its mighty armies passed into history, the make-shift accommodations served their purpose; the baby endured forever afterward. The times we live in now, the times that people always have lived, are full of problems, wars, hardships. The hope and peace that comes through the infant lives forever; in the hearts of the people who believe and are assured by what the Lord coming into the world means to us. Peace is within, hope is within, love is within. They have been with us and will be with us as we live them out, act on them in small and big ways every day, share them with others and make them our own. The baby in the car seat next to me was not drowned out by the noise and clamor of the world; the infant in the manger did not let the world distract Him from His message of faith, hope and love for us all. Now that Christmas is celebrated once more; I share my life with the people of faith; those who believe in peace, those who do good will toward their neighbors and strangers. I know that these things will be celebrated for a few days at this special time, but they will live on forever until their promise is ful lled here on Earth. My hope is that we do our part in making the message and gift of Christmas closer each day, toward the day when Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men is felt around the world. A very Merry and Blessed Christmas to each of you during this sacred time.What Will You Give Him?BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST For the past few weeks weve all been concerned about Gift Giving! Our concern is what gift to give to a friend or relative. But we are supposed to be celebrating the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ. What gift do you plan on giving Him? Let me make a few suggestions. This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion, and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word or deed. Keep a promise. Find the time. Forego the grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen! Apologize, if you were wrong. Try to understand. Flount envy. Examine your demands on others. Think rst of someone else. Appreciate. Be kind; be gentle. Laugh a little. Laugh a little more. Deserve con dence. Take up arms against malice. Decry complacency. Express your gratitude. Go to Church. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love. Speak it again. Speak it still once more. Carry out Christs Great Commission. Christmas is celebration, and there is no celebration that compares with the realization o f its true meaning --with the sudden stirring of the heart that has extended itself toward the core o f life. Then, only then, is it possible to grasp the signi cance of that rst Christmas -to savor in the inward ear the wild, sweet music of the angel choir; to envision the star-struck sky, and glimpse, behind the eyelids, the ray of light that fell athwart a darkened path and changed the world. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3387 S.Hwy 441 Okeechobee 863.763.2239 959 S. Main St. Belle Glade 561.996.7783 411 W. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston 941.983.8373 2 PC. DARKDEAL2 pc. chicken* (drumstick &thigh)1 individual mashed potatoes with gravy 1 biscuitOffer expires 1/31/12 *Available in GrilledLimit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. Tax extra. 2011 KFCC Limit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. Tax extra. 2011 KFCC Limit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. 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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Birders and Photographers are invited to participate in the Fifth Annual STA5-Clewiston Christmas Bird Count (FLSO) on Saturday, Dec. 31. Join one of seven teams who will be surveying the 15-mile diameter count circle located 20 miles south of Clewiston. The North Teams carpool will meet at 7 a.m. at the Clewiston Beef O Bradys. The West Team will meet at 6:45 a.m. to carpool to C&B Farms where they w ill begin surveying at 7:30 a.m. Other teams will begin at the STA5 gate at 7 a.m. For information please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@ embarqmail.com or phone 863-674-0695 or 863517-0202. The Northern Cardinal, a common to abundant resident birds throughout Florida and state bird of seven states, is reported annually during Christmas Bird Counts. It is known locally as a Redbird. This medium-sized songbird has a long tail with a short thick beak and distinctive crest on the head. The male is a brilliant red, with a reddish bill and black face mask. The female has dull redbrown feathers with reddish tinges in the wings, tail and crest. Adult females have a black face and red-orange bill. Young birds, both male and female, have coloring similar to the female Northern Cardinal until the fall, when they molt and grow adult feathers. Only a few North American female songbirds sing. The female Northern Cardinal will often sing while on the nest which is believed to give the male information about when to bring food. Mated pairs share song phrases which are long string of clear down-slurred or two-parted whistles. The female may sing a longer more complex song than the male. At least 16 North American Cardinal calls have been identi ed, but the most common is a loud short metallic chip note. Cardinals are found in a wide variety of habitats where thickets or bushes are present. They can be found foraging for seeds of weeds and grasses, fruits and grains. About one-third of their diet consists of insects or other invertebrates. They frequently visit bird feeders where they eat a variety of birdseed, particularly black oil sunower seed. The male will bring nest material to the female who does most of the nest building. The small cup-shaped nest is usually wedged into a fork of small branches of a tree, vine or bush. Three to four heavily brown-spotted bluish-white eggs are incubated mostly by the female for 12 to 13 days. The young edge in 10-12 days after hatching. Normally, a mated pair will raise 2 to 3 broods each nesting season. The male cares for and feeds each brood while the female incubates the next clutch of eggs. The male will ercely defend its breeding territory from other males. The oldest recorded banded wild Northern Cardinal lived at least 15 years and 9 months. A captive bird lived to be 28.5 years of age. Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding and photography trips. You and your guests are invited participate in upcoming birding trips or the Christmas Bird Count Dec. 31 at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). For information, please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or phone 863-674-0695 or 863-5170202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2012 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org New and current Hendry-Glades Audubon Society Facebook Friends will be entered in a monthly drawing for a Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America. Like, post a birding photo, or comment on The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society Facebook page to enter the December 2011 drawing. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Get T-Mobile service for $6.49 a monthT-Mobile keeps you connected affordably. Limited-timeoffer;subjecttochange.Taxesandfeesadditional;otherfeesmayapply.Domesticonly. 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As part of Floridas focus on safe highway travel during the holiday season, the Florida Highway Patrol will join thousands of other law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, a nationwide campaign targeting impaired driving, beginning tomorrow through Jan. 2, 2012. Impaired driving is one of the deadliest crimes, especially during the holiday period. During the 2010 Christmas and New Years holiday travel period, approximately 35 percent of the traf c fatalities in Florida were alcohol-related. Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians who comply with our states traf c laws and use sound judgment can help make the holiday period safer and less stressful for everyone. Impaired driving continues to be a priority for law enforcement in the state, and the Florida Highway Patrol will be intensifying enforcement during the holidays, said FHP Director, Col. David Brierton. Our goal is to create the safest possible driving environment by modifying driver behavior and helping drivers make better decisions. FHP Auxiliary and Reserve troopers will augment the Patrol during the heightened travel periods. The Patrol offers these tips to make your holidays safer: Plan ahead Use a designated driver If you are impaired, call a taxi, use mass transit or call a friend or family member to get you home safely. Call *FHP (*347) to report intoxicated or aggressive drivers, or if your vehicle breaks down and you need assistance. To request immediate emergency services, dial 911. Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over is a deterrence program organized by the U.S. Department of Transportations National Highway Traf c Safety Administration that focuses on combining high-visibility enforcement with heightened public awareness. For more information on the campaign, visit www.Stopimpaireddriving.org. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv.gov or follow them on Twitter @FDHSMV. You can nd them on Facebook, too. FHP Cracks Down on Impaired Driving During Holiday Season Inland Birding Fun: Northern Cardinal (NOCA) Margaret England PHOTO / KEN CORREGANNorthern Cardinal male.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Brenda Lee Conway, 65CLEWISTON Brenda Lee Conway, age 65, of Clewiston, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at home in Clewiston. Brenda was born Aug. 12, 1946, in Douglas, Ga. She is the daughter of the late Vilous and the late Mary Lee (Taylor) Courson. Brenda had a great love for many, she w as a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She loved to spend her time playing computer games, horseshoes and around a campre with friends and her husband. Much of her time was spent with her sons and their children as well as her great grandchildren. She was always there if anyone needed her w ith a hug, a smile or just an open ear. She loved the holidays when everyone came together to her home where she cooked the meals. Brenda will be missed by many whos lives she w as a part of, but most of all her family who w ill keep her in their hearts. She is survived by her husband, Donald Edw ard Conway; two sons, Darryl Moore of Clew iston, Arnold Moore (Angie) of Clewiston; two brothers, Carl Courson, Jerry Courson; four grandchildren, Christina Moore, Joshua Moore, Courtney Moore, Kelsie Moore; and three greatgrandchild, Alisya Mata, Adrian Mata Jr., and J oshua Moore Jr.; and a host of other relatives. She was preceded in death by husband, Guido Mazzina; brothers, Larry Courson, and Donald Courson. The funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, at Evangel Assembly of God, 350 South Berner Road, Clewiston, with Pastor Gary Corley of ciating. Interment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Calling hours were Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Teddie K. Harrison, 78CLEWISTON Teddie K. Harrison, age 78, of Clewiston, passed away Dec. 15, 2011, in Clewiston. He was born March 5, 1933, in Roane County, Tenn., the son of the late Moses Callaway Harrison and the late Emma Harrison. He served in the Army. He was a former resident of Indiana He is survived by his sister, Vada Ewald of Shakopee, Minn.; sister-in-law, Lila Lee Harrison of Clewiston; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Eddie, James and Gordon; and sisters, Verne and Shirley. Cremation will take place at Caloosa Crematory in LaBelle. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Teddies name. Cremation Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-Clewiston.Richard F. Dick Baker Sr., 82LAKE PLACID Richard F. Dick Baker Sr., 82, of Lake Placid, was received by the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as he peacefully passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, surrounded by his loving and devoted family after a brief battle with Leukemia. Dick was born in Washington Courthouse, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1929, son of Fred and Celesta Baker; moving to Florida as a young teen with his family and graduating from Sarasota High School. He graduated from the University of Florida School of Pharmacy then joined the U.S. Air Force as an of cer and pilot in the Air Force Strategic Air Command. In the late 50s, he settled in Clewiston, where he bought Sugarland Pharmacy then founded Bakers Rexall Drugs. He continued his dedication to pharmacy until his passing. Dick was born again in 1970, nding the Lord in the Episcopal Church. His family enjoyed a vacation retreat on Lake June in Lake Placid, FL, as far back as the 60s where Dick decided in 1990 to relocate permanently. His family will forever cherish his memory and love for life. Dick lost his wife Patricia in 2008 after 55 years of marriage and is survived by his children, Geriann Baker of Orlando, Richard F. Baker, Jr. (Rick) of Clewiston, Reed A. Baker of Lake Placid, James T. Baker of Lake Placid; siblings, Bill Baker of Adel, Ga., Ann Kain of Casselberry, Fla.; and he was blessed with two grandchildren, Tyler and Kayln. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Caralee; and brother, Jim. A memorial service in celebration of Dicks life will be 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Lake Placid, presided by Reverend Elizabeth Nelson. The family would appreciate any donations to be sent to the Leukemia Research Foundation. Memorial arrangements are under the loving devotion of: Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home, 404 Plaza Ave., Lake Placid, (863) 465-9997. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 OBITUARIES With todays 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. To help you get started, Vila offers some useful advice: Seal Your Drafts One way to make sure youre not throwing money out the window is to ensure heats 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 weather-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 with 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 dont 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 dont get hot to the touch, dont have exposed heating elements that can cause a re, and wont 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 buildup 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. Dont 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 dont need to sacri ce your familys comfort to save a dime. Tips That Let You Turn Down The Thermostat Dr. Jerry Jackson, host of Public Radios With the Wild Things and Professor of Ecological Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University will share his enthusiasm and knowledge of the woodpeckers of south Florida at the Monday, Jan. 9, meeting of the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Extension Ofce located at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. Dr. Jackson is especially known for his work with Redcockaded and Ivory-billed Woodpeckers and has served on the endangered species recovery teams for both species. He has also done extensive work with other woodpeckers throughout North America, the Caribbean, and many areas of Latin America. In this program he will focus on the unique adaptations of woodpeckers and the diversity and home life of woodpeckers in south Florida. This free program is open to the public. For more information, contact Margaret England 863-6740695 or at sta5birding@earthlink.net Dr. Jerry Jackson to Present Program Dr. Jerry Jackson

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 1 1 8 8 6 6 3 3 9 9 8 8 3 3 9 9 1 1 4 4 8 8 WEIGHTLOSS HEALTHCARE DERMATOLOGYi i n n t t h h e e Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat & The SunC C a a l l l l T T o o A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e DENTAL DENTAL Wishing you all of the best this holiday season-JonathanSanders,M.D.,J.D. 772.778.7782 863.467.9555www.TCDermatology.com 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011

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BY PAT DOBBINS The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends. It is also a time to pay special attention to your health and the health of your family. Give the gift of health and safety by following these holiday tips. Keep an eye on your children Keep your children with you at all times while y ou are shopping. Accompany and supervise y our children in public facilities and restrooms. Have a plan in case you become separated. If y our kids are old enough to understand, have a pre-designated spot to meet if you get separated. Teach children to look for people who can help, such as a uniformed security of cer, salesperson or even a mother with children. Remind children to remain in the area where they become separated. Your childs safety Keep a watchful eye on your kids when theyre eating and playing. Keep potentially dangerous toys, food, drinks, household items, choking hazards (like coins and hard candy), and other objects out of kids reach. Learn what to do for children who are choking. Make sure toys are used properly. Wash your hands often Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Wash your hands w ith soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizing product. Stay warm Cold temperatures can cause serious health problems, especially in infants and older adults. Stay dry and dress warmly in several layers of loosetting, tightly woven clothing. Manage stress The holidays dont need to take a toll on your health. Be aware of your actions, try not to overcommit or over-spend. Try to balance your work, home, and play. Get support from your family and friends. Try to keep a relaxed and positive outlook. Travel safely Whether youre traveling across town or around the world, keep safety in mind. Do not drink and drive, and dont let someone else drink and drive. Wear a seat belt every time you drive or ride in a motor vehicle. Always buckle your child in the car using a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt according to their height, weight, and age. Be smoke-free Avoid smoking and breathing other peoples smoke. If you smoke, quit today. Call 1-800-QUITNOW or talk to your health care provider for help. Get check-ups and vaccinations Exams and screenings can help nd problems before they start. They can also help nd problems early, when the chances for treatment and cure are better. Vaccinations help prevent diseases and save lives. Schedule a visit with your health care provider for a yearly exam. Ask what vaccinations and tests you should get based on your age, lifestyle, travel plans, medical history, and family health history. Prevent injuries Injuries can occur anywhere and some often occur around the holidays. Use step stools instead of furniture when hanging decorations. Leave the reworks to the professionals. Wear a bicycle helmet to help prevent head injuries. Fire Safety Most residential res occur during the winter months. Keep candles away from children, pets, walkways, trees, and curtains. Never leave replaces, stoves, or candles unattended. Dont use generators, grills, or other gasoline or charcoalburning devices inside your home or garage. Install a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in your home. Test them once a month, and replace batteries twice a year. Handle and prepare food safely As you prepare holiday meals, keep you and your family safe from food-related illness. Wash hands and surfaces often. Avoid cross-contamination by keeping raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs (including their juices) away from ready-toeat foods and eating surfaces. Cook foods to the proper temperature. Refrigerate promptly. Do not leave perishable foods out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. Protect pets from rabies Pets are considered family members. Keep them healthy and safe as well. Visit your veterinarian with your pet on a regular basis and keep rabies vaccinations up-to-date. Do something positive for yourself and for those around you and you will be happier and healthier. An act of kindness goes a long way. Have a happy and healthy holiday season! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 Holiday Season Health and Safety Tips The psychological effects of Christmas giving The Christmas Season is a wonderful and unique time of the year when generosity lls the air. People give with open hearts to their friends, loved ones and even to strangers. This sel ess act of giving nurtures love and spirit in our relationships. According to some researchers, people who give without expecting to receive anything in return are thought to be the most psychologically healthy people in our society. Giving can create relationships An act of kindness and showing someone that you care emphasizes gratitude and acknowledgement of each other and thus is a critical component for establishing relationships. Giving can intensify relationships Seeing the reaction of a persons face when you give a gift is emotionally rewarding. This intensi es human relationships as we share and express ourselves more to those around us. Giving helps express our inner thoughts giving conveys and displays feelings, particularly more to those who arent comfortable with the outward expression of emotions. Giving is a chance to convey a wide array of feelings. Giving creates memories by means of giving we come into terms with various ways of creating memories. Our own desires to care, show interest, share time, loyalty, honesty and by taking that extra step to do something special for a special someone are just some of the hundreds of ways we can share and create memories that last for a lifetime. Giving enhances predictability Everybody is fascinated by their abilities to predict things. With children, in particular, predictability gives them a sense of security. Through the anticipated act of gift giving especially during birthdays and Christmas celebrations, the expectation of appreciation, in addition to acknowledgement of love, is created by the simple ritual of giving. Giving is a de-stressor the real meaning of giving is centered on unsel shness. It is about putting other people rst. Giving takes the focus away from us, creating a more balanced way of handling the stresses in life. Giving can create small miracles Giving reinforces love in everybodys lives. It creates some sort of power which in turn can create miracles. Your act of kindness could create a pay-it-forward chain of events. Giving is good for your health Studies show that giving back to the community is a sure re way to raise endorphins. In addition to a change in mood, some scientists say that endorphins make our immune system stronger, lower blood pressure and could even slow down our bodys aging process. The act of giving is an outward expression of our love that is rooted deep within our hearts. There are so many ways by which we give: giving encouraging words, listening attentively, offering a friendly smile, a pat on the back, offering your time and also giving material gifts. The physical, emotional, and material aspects of giving acts as an adhesive which holds us together and restores our love for each other, creates cherished memories that last a lifetime, strengthens human relationships and develops psychological health stability and happiness for ourselves and everyone around us.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 Glades County honored two of its youth in the BOCC meeting Dec. 13 for doing the right thing. Kelsey Ahern was given an award for getting her brother Collin and sister Chloe out of a submerged vehicle that had ipped over in a canal. Kelsey is the 16-year-old daughter of Robbie and Kell Ahern of Moore Haven. Teale Humphries was given an award for performing CPR before rst responders arrived at a scene. Teale Humphries is the 18-year-old daughter of George and Tammy Humphries of Moore Haven. Both young ladies responded to the two separate incidents in a heroic manner putting the life of someone else above their own safety concerns. Glades County wanted to award them for their bravery in doing the right thing in such dif cult emergencies. When people do the right thing or shine brighter than others they deserve to be acknowledged for their dedication and outstanding performance. I truly believe it encourages others to be the best they can be and go above and beyond everyday in whatever they do. I am very proud of Kelsey and Teale having the courage to step out of their safety zone to do the right thing. Angela Snow Colegrove Glades County would like to thank the following for their donations for the young ladies: Rainbow Gardens, Toby Keith Fan Club, Dominos Pizza in Clewiston and Mike Byrnes Jr. MMA Fighter. Two Local Girls Awarded for their Bravery SUBMITTED PHOTOTeale Humphries receiving her award. SUBMITTED PHOTOKelsey Ahern receiving her award. Glades CountyUS 27: From the Bridge to SR 78 east: Maintenance contract project --Crews will be cleaning the sewers. No lane closures are anticipated and motorists should expect possible slow moving traf c. SR 78: Lakeport Road from US 27 to Fisheating Creek Bridge: Maintenance project --Crews will be repairing and reshaping shoulders, with lane closure, agmen will be on hand to assist with traf c. SR 78: Lakeport Road from Harney Pond Bridge to Indian Prairie Canal: Maintenance project --Crews will be cleaning the ditches in this area, with lane closures, agmen will be on hand to assist with traf c.Hendry CountySR 80/US 27 Interchange Improvements: Construction project ---This project modi es the SR 80/US 27 interchange by constructing an overpass for SR 80 eastbound traf c to US 27 northbound and for US 27 northbound traf c to SR 80 westbound. The project also realigns US 27. Motorists are advised to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone project and to use caution driving in this area. Crews are placing ll dirt, installing drainage and constructing walls for the new overpass. Crews are working in the median. The speed limit on US 27 is 55 mph in the construction area. Additional improvements include a traf c signal at the overpass, lighting at the interchange and widening approximately 3/4 mile of SR 80 to four lanes. Project completion is at the end of 2013. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, Inc. SR 29: South from CR 832 (Keri Road) to A Road: Maintenance permit project --Crews will be placing power poles and ber in this area. Motorists should expect possible lane closures, weather permitting with agmen on site to assist with traf c. Roadwatch for the Week of Dec. 18

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Open Evenings Emergencies Welcome All InsuranceWelcomeFREEDigital X-Ray & Consultation or Second OpinionNEW DENTURES$359starting at$99ea.starting at(D5110) (D5120)Exp.12/31/11 Exp. 12/31/11 Exp. 12/31/11(D2750) (D7140) FROM (D9310) (D0330)CROWNSEXTRACTIONS$499LIMITED TIME ONLY IMPLANTOLOGYISNOTARECOGNIZEDSPECIALTYBYTHEAMERICANDENTALASSOCIATIONANDFLORIDABOARDOFDENTISTRY. NEWTREATMENTPROGRAMONLY. THEPATIENTANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSEORPAY, CANCELPAYMENT ORBEREIMBURSEDFORANYSERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATEMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFANDWITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEE, SERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENT. Sheriff Steve Whidden And the men and women of the Hendry County Sheriff's Office Wish you a very Merry Christmas 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 Getting your family to eat right doesnt mean forcing them to skip dessert or forego favorite cakes and cookies. You just need to learn to prepare those sweets in better ways. Its all about making desserts that are wholesome and delicious, so your kids will actually eat them. A few easy alterations to your favorite holiday treats can make a big difference -such as reducing sugar or fat, adding fruits or swapping-in more healthy fats and grains. Here are some tweaks for sweets that you can proudly put on your familys table or give as holiday gifts: SubstituteReplace ingredients with smart alternatives. Try swapping white our with whole wheat our in cakes and cookies. You can use two egg whites for a whole egg in most recipes, or dark chocolate instead of more fattening milk chocolate. And low-fat milk usually can be used instead of whole milk. ReduceFor starters, serve-up smaller dessert portions. Plate a small slice of cake or pie with some fruit and your kids wont notice the difference. Within recipes, try reducing the amount of sugar or butter. In most cases you wont miss what you leave out. Dont DepriveMost desserts add some fat and sugar into y our familys diet. Deal with it. Saying no will lead loved ones to look elsewhere for sweets at school or work. You can even indulge their urge for candy. Just be careful with portions and consider smart options, such as Nestl Raisinets, California raisins drenched in rich Nestl Milk or Dark Chocolate. They have 30 percent less fat than the leading chocolate brands and provide real fruit in every serving. Add FruitsAdd fruits to cakes and pies, even as toppings instead of whipped cream. You can add apples or applesauce to most recipes without anybod y complaining. And tossing in some berries or raisins will add antioxidants. To get started, heres an easy recipe for oatmeal cookies using whole wheat our, brown sugar and a special twist. More creative recipes can be found at Facebook.com/raisinets. Deluxe Oatmeal Raisinets Cookies 1/4 cups white whole-wheat our teaspoon baking soda /4 teaspoon ground cinnamon /2 teaspoon salt /2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened /4 cup granulated sugar /4 cup packed brown sugar teaspoon vanilla extract large eggs cups quick or old-fashioned oats cup Nestl Raisinets (dark or milk chocolate-covered) cup chopped nuts (optional) Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine our, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs; gradually beat in our mixture. Stir in oats, Raisinets and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. For smaller cookies, use a level tablespoon. This yields about 4 1/2 dozen cookies. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. New Twists on Holiday Dessert Favorites COURTESY PHOTOOatmeal Raisinets Cookies.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sometimes love needs a helping hand.{ Hes relying on you. And you ma y need some help. n e e d s o m e h e l p Especially if youre E s p e c i a l l y i f y o u r e caring for c a r i n g f o r s omeone w h ose h ea l t h requires attention 2 4 / 7 At Hope HealthCare Services, we understand your role a s a caregiver. We support all y ou do with our comforting c arecoor d inating me d ica l nee d s, exp l aining options a n d provi d ing emotiona l gui d ance f or you an d y our loved ones. Together, we can h e l p y ou b ot h ma k e eac h d ay t h e b est possi bl e Let Hope be there for you Support a t h o me co mf o rtin g C ar e re s pite f or Caregiver s co mp ass i o n f or Familie s Every day is a gift. Toll free 800.8 35 .16 73 or HopeHCS.org 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 Road. According to the report, the driver of the golf cart had been drinking. As a result, Mr. Brown did not see a pickup truck closing in from the opposite direction. Investigators say that when the golf cart driver failed to yield right of way to the Dodge Durango, the truck struck the golf cart and caused the older man to be ejected. The truck was driven by another LaBelle resident, J. Lorenzo Reyes Rodriguez, 58. It struck the golf cart with its front, impacting the smaller vehicle from its right side. Mr. Brown was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital due to the severity of his injuries. He would remain at the hospital for nearly 20 days, with doctors working to improve his condition. He was pronounced deceased on Dec. 19 at 3:41 a.m. Mr. Rodriguez reported no injuries. CRASHContinued 1 loading concerns with a lake that has a unique biota load (hydrilla) that creates a vibrant shery. Lake Toho is well known to shermen and is an economic driver for Kissimmee and Osceola County. Historical nutrient loading on the lake has been excessive in the past due in part to efuent releases upstream that were discontinued by the 1980s. The NRP addresses the current loading and how upstream basins are addressing the loading with Best Management Practices. As most of the basins are now developed, a primary practice addressing loading is storm retention basins which allow sediments carrying nutrients to fall out of the water column before being carried to the lake. Based on a 2009 survey, there is approximately 39,310 acres of cropland, pasture, nurseries and citrus within the watershed. The Florida Department of Agriculture is administering the Best Management Program in the region helping farmers and ranchers to develop and implement erosion and sediment controls. Irrigation and fertilizer practices are also designed to maximize ef ciency of water and nutrient use. Florida Farm Bureau is working to educate growers on their responsibilities and to convey issues related to water quality improvements. The NRP shows a cooperative effort by numerous stakeholders to study the unique biodiversity of the lake while addressing concerns of impairment to the water. Once the NRP is accepted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, stakeholders will have two years to complete research that targets and develops additional strategies to address nutrient loading. Research will also review how hydrilla is interacting with the nutrient loading in the lake. This is quite an interesting project that is stakeholder driven to address a local problem. It is hoped that this might become a model for other areas to be proactive in addressing loading issues, producing positive results in the most cost-ef cient manner for all stakeholders. WATERContinued 1

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FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE!!! 1-INVITATION TO BID BID # 2011-2 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Canals 7 & 8/Riverside Sealed bids for the replacement of the above referenced Canals 7 & 8/Riverside will be received by the Central County Water Control District Board of Supervisors, hereinafter referred to as District at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 until 2:00 pm local time on December 27 for furnishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Speci cations and Drawings which comprise the Bid Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud_ Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after the speci ed day and time will not be opened. The Work is described as Canals 7 & 8/Riverside and is outlined in drawings and speci cations prepared by the Districts Chief Engineer, Rock Aboujaoudd, P.E. The work requires the successful bidder to replace two existing culverts with culverts of the same type and size and the replacement of the headwall at each end of the culverts. Construction drawings and Speci cations may be obtained from Rock Aboujaoude, P.E. (contact person) at 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida (863/612-0011), or from the Districts of ce at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida (863/983-5797). Each bid must be submitted, in duplicate, on the prescribed bid form and accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Central County Water Control District Board of Supervisors, in an amount not less than ve percent (5%) of the bid amount All subcontractors shall be declared on a separate form. All bids shall be opened and read aloud on December 27 at 2:00 PM at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. Bidders are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the necessary Insurance Contracts and Certi cates of Insurance. These shall be either executed by or countersigned by a licensed resident agent of the surety or insurance company having its place of business in the State of Florida. Further, the said surety or insurance company shall be duly authorized and quali ed to do business in the State of Florida and shall have an A.M. Best rating of A-minus or better and who is listed on the United States Treasury Departments T-list as acceptable to issue bonds for the applicable dollar amount. The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance for a period of fortyve (45) calendar days after the date of bid opening. No bidder may withdraw their Bid for a period of fortyve (45) calendar days after the date of Bid opening. In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licenses and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance record and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work speci ed under this Invitation to Bid. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidders quali cations. The District reserves the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and quali ed bidder based on available funding. The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s) and/or to waive any irregularities at the Districts sole discretion. It also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a period of time which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond ninety (90) calendar days from the bid opening date during which, the District at its sole discretion may release the Bid security DATED this day of December, 2011. ATTEST: Central County Water Control District By:Carolyn (Cookie) Hester, Dist. Mgr. 404500 CN 12/8,15,22/2011 Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Published 3 weeks*in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat, Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and The Sun* Ads will run in the Wednesday Okeechobee News and weekly publications.TO PLACE YOUR AD GOTO:WWW.NEWSZAP.COMCLICK ON CLASSIFIEDS For Legal Ads Email: legalads@newszap.com For All Other Classified Ads Email: classads@newszap.comCGS BUSINESS HOURS Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.DEADLINES Monday11 a.m. for Thursday publication All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE when placed online Ads phoned in subject to charge Price must be included in ad Private parties only 2 items per household per issue 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011

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Please adopt me! (863)983-6638 Special NoticeWILL HAUL Empty Truck returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, & the Mid West. Can be 1 item or entire household. 414-520-1612 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeMACHINIST~ 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 calipers, 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full TimeAssists Mechanic in repair of vehicles and equipment. Small engine repairs a plus. Lubricates vehicles, wash and cleans, maintains work area. Must be 18 or older, drivers license check, pre-employment drug screen required. Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Rd., Clewiston Fl 33440 EEO Employment Full Time Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it f aster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full Time Railroad Locomotive Mechanic /ElectricalRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Diesel Locomotive OR Tugboat experience needed Email : Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment Full TimeDIESEL MECHANIC Alico, Inc is seeking a Diesel Mechanic for the Heavy Equipment division. This position will be responsible for performing maintenance and repairs on diesel engines used to power machines such as tractors, trucks, automobiles, and stationary engines. Must be able to diagnose trouble, disassembles engines, and examines parts for defects and excessive wear. Position requires a HS education or equivalent and 2 years experience. ASE certi cation and/or Diesel Certi cation preferred. Valid drivers license required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted. Quali ed applicants should complete an application at the Keri Work Center located at 10685 County Road 832, Felda, FL 33930. The Company maintains a drug free environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Come Join Our Mission We are looking for experienced, dedicated and compassionate: DENTAL ASSISTANTS 1 year experience or Dental Assistant education required (Lehigh, Labelle, Pine Island, and Fort Myers locations). We are looking for candidates who exemplify our Core Values of Honesty, Respect, Teamwork, Professionalism, Con dentiality, and Quality of Care. We offer a competitive salary, incentive bonus and bene ts package. Interested candidates may apply at http://www.fhcswf.org or fax resume to (239) 278-3203. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Employment Full Time CCR Operator/ Mechanic Operate sugar cane milling tandems and related equipment from a central control room under the direction of the shift manager. Repair, modify and maintain milling equipment. Responsibilities: Operate milling tandems in a safe, ef cient manner maximizing sugar recovery. Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair cane processing equipment such as cane conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps and turbines. Maintain all related safety equipment and tools of the trade. Must have in-depth understanding of the sugar cane milling process and a minimum of 4 years of experience operating and/or maintaining tandem related equipment. Basic computer skills and working with and interpreting graphics. Jdooley@ussugar.com OR apply online at www.ussugar.com Everglades Preparatory Academy would like to announce the following opening: HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CLERK $10.00 hourly rate Applicants must go through a background check w/the Palm Beach County School District. 1-3 years Experience Preferred. J. Larry Ballew., M.Ed Everglades Preparatory Academy 561-924-3002 Of ce 561-924-3013 Fax FWC seeking Nuisance Alligator Trappers for Belle Glade & Moore Haven Apply online at myfwc.com/alligator Closes Jan 5, 2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2548 2008 1314433-A0002260000 Everlinda Toledo The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5826, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404342 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1698 2008 1224432-01000310140 Myleen Barrera Lot 14, Block 31, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405838 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice 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 3619 2008 4104329-03020990020 Open Space Land, LLC Lot 2, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404391 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Oryx Crude Trading and Transportation (TB-32) PO Box 1330, Houston, TX, 77251, has submitted Application 111116-10 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00715-W for aquifer remediation. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami and Sandstone Aquifers and the project is located in Section 32, Township 45 South, Range 29 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the Districts website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 405600 CN 12/22/2011

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Employment Full Time RAILROAD ENGINEER Possess a current locomotive engineers certi cation. Have knowledge of proper operation of locomotive and airbrakes. Maintain clear and proper with Conductor and Switchman. Ability to perform mathematical calculations pertaining to the job. Perform the duties of Engineer, Conductor or Switchman when necessary Ability to work the posted schedule with shift work and overtime. Jdooley @ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com TEMP MECHANIC WELDERSix Months Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure vessels. Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Pass 6G Welding Test.Jdooley@ussugar.comOR apply online at www.ussugar.com Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment MedicalHEALTHCARE SPECIALISTLincare, leading national respiratory company seeks Healthcare Specialist. Responsibilities: Disease management programs, clinical evaluations, equipment set up & education. Be the doctors eyes in the home setting. RN, RRT, CRT licensed as applicable. Great personalities with strong work ethic needed. Competitive salary, bene ts & career paths. Drug Free Workplace, EOE. Please fax resume to Angel, 863-763-5191 Employment Part TimeHANDYMAN & DIESEL MECHANIC WANTED (970)708-9993 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Duplex 3/2 for rent in Clewiston. Newly Remodeled Kitchen. Very Nice. Must See to Appreciate! $750.00 per month. Serious Renters only. (863)599-0460 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Pets/SuppliesPomeranian pups 8 wks old, 2 males, 1 black and 1 black and white. shots and dewormed. Serious offers please. adoption fee $400.00/or best offer. (863)447-0179 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsWILDWOOD 1 Bedroom unfurnished. Call: 863-983-3151. Houses Rent~ MOORE HAVEN ~ 2BR, 1BA double lot, fenced yard, car port, new tile $650/mo. (863)509-0096 Rental NeededCLEWISTON Single retiree, nancially secure, looking to rent a room north of Hwy 27 in Clewiston. (863) 228-3909 Rooms To RentRoom for rent: Belle Glade, by Gove Elementary, $350 per month, free Utilities. (786)499-9701 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Land Sale25 Individual acres in Clewiston plus 5 aces in Homestead area & 2.5 acres in N. Miami area (High Density) for sale or exchange for one entire 30-50 acres. Call (305)945-0566 or email: gwdlvcorp@yahoo.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home 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 Mobile HomeSaleBANK REPOS Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 North LaBelle 2008 doublewide 3br, 2ba like new on 3 lots, screened porch, shed, fenced yard, swing set, and sandbox. $59,900 Owner nancing 239-564-5415 OKEECHOBEE 2br & 2ba, 1400 sq. ft. Furnished, ceramic tile throughout, new counter tops, new at top stove, large shed and parking for 3 vehicles. Park Rent $305. $14,900.00. Call (772) 597-1130. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVs2003 ALFA SEEYA 40 ft diesel pusher, 57k, exc cond. Asking $95,000 (317)443-3529. Can see at Glades Resort on Route 80. WILDERNESS 01 Travel trailer, 32 w/slide out, beautiful, fully contained $6000 neg (863)763-9998 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Florida Bids, 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 2278 2007 1214334-010000U0120 James Sykes Lot 15, Block U, Harlen Addition No. 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404371 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice 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 3542 2008 4104329-02020800140 Judy G. Hunnel Lot 14, Block 2080, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404369 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1410 2007 1224432-01000700130 Zo DO LLC & Janet Ames Scharf Lot 13, Block 70, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404367 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice 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 3577 2008 4104329-030000L0020 Odilance Silien Tract L2, Block 2102, Port LaBelle, Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404379 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2605 2007 2164329-A0000090100 Brian K. Quinn Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 00 degrees 50 32 East 2445.71 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 89 degrees 37 06 West 719.28 feet; thence South 00 degrees 51 26 East 121.83 feet; thence South 43 degrees 02 43 East 695.13 feet; thence N 89 degrees 37 06 East 252.28 feet; thence North 00 degrees 50 35 West 633.22 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. EXCLUDING the Northerly 175.87 feet of the Easterly 175.87 feet and EXCLUDING the following: Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence South 03 degrees 31 11 East 2624.37 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence South 86 degrees 51 28 West 667.33 feet; thence South 45 degrees 48 22 East 617.84 feet; thence North 86 degrees 51 28 East 252.28 feet to the East line of Section 16; thence North 03 degrees 36 11 West along the East line 454.34 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404382 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Hedrick Brothers Construction / Asset Builders (Construction Managers) for The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida; will receive Subcontractor Quali cation Information until January 13, 2012 for Phase Two Gove Elementary School Modernization, Belle Glade, Florida. Phase Two will consist of construction of a new 121,000 sf / 924 student station Elementary School. The Project is scheduled to achieve LEED Silver Certi cation. Phase One Site Remediation / Site Preparation work is not included within Phase Two. Interested bidders that have been previously pre-quali ed by the Construction Manager are required to complete Subcontractor Request for Invitation to Bid. All other interested bidders are required to complete Subcontractor Quali cation Statement. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida has a minimum goal of 9% Certi ed African American M/WBE participation for this Project. Only rms Certi ed by the School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida or State of Florida Of ce of Supplier Diversity or its successors are accepted for participation as an African American M/WBE Firm. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida has a goal of at least a 10% Local Vendor and Local Worker Participation. Local is de ned as Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, Canal Point and Lake Harbor. Construction funding for the project is secured through a Federal Assistance Program for Quali ed School Construction Bonds. All Subcontractors shall be required to comply with all applicable requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act and Department of Labor regulations. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida and / or Construction Manager reserve the right to reject any or all offers / proposals or to accept any offers / proposals which is in its best interest. The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida and / or Construction Manager also reserve the right to waive any informalities, irregularities and technicalities in procedure. All cost incurred by Subcontractor / Proposer in preparing a proposal response shall be the sole responsibility of the Subcontractor / Proposer. Interested Bidders, please forward your request for a Subcontractor Quali cation Statement by email to estimating@hedrickbrothers.com or fax to 561.681.5088. All inquiries shall be by email or fax as indicated above. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 405905 CN 12/22,29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Eth Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 11-CP-35 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF RICHARD M. CAUSEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richard M. Causey, deceased, whose date of death was September 25, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is December 15, 2011. Personal Representative: David E. Causey 227 Bilbao Street Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411 Attorney for Personal Representative: Travis W. Trueblood, LLM Attorney for David E. Causey Florida Bar Number: 0417890 TRUEBLOOD LAW GROUP P.A. P.O. Box 1270 805 U.S. Hwy. 27, Suite 1 Moore Haven, FL 33471 Telephone: (863) 946-9160 Fax: (888) 659-6339 E-Mail: ttrueblood@truebloodlawgroup.com 404788 CN 12/15,22/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Statutes, a meeting of landowners of BARRON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held at 2:00 P.M., January 5, 2012, at the District ofce on 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida, 33935. The purpose of the meeting is to elect one member of the Board of Supervisors and review annual reports. Landowners may cast one vote for each acre or fraction thereof owned, either in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are available by calling 863-675-0346, The Board of Supervisors will meet immediately after adjournment of the Landowners Meeting. This meeting is open to the public. Mark D. Colbert, Chairman 405193 CN/CB 12/22,29/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE CHANCES TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL. 33935 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DUE TO NON PAYMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES. PURSUANT TO SUB SECTION 713.78 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTE. CHANCES TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS. 01/02/2012 @ 8:00AM 1992 MERC VIN# 2MECM75WXNX610860 405848 CGS 12/22/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001283CA BANKUNITED Plaintiff, vs. JORGE H. PEDROZA; MARIA DEL PILAR LACOUTURE; UNKNOWN PERSON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PERSON #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 28, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09001283 CA, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida. BANKUNITED is Plaintiff and JORGE H. PEDROZA; MARIA DEL PILAR LACOUTURE; UNKNOWN PERSON #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PERSON #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY, IN FRONT OF OFFICE OF CLERK OF COURTS, ADMINISTRAT ION BLDG, HENDRY CO. COURTHOUSE, AT 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE, LABELLE IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, A/K/A LOT NO. 2805, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the ]is pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 30th day of November, 2011. BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk T his notice is provided pursuant to A dministrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee, LaBelle, Fl 33935, Phone No. (941 )3352299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-8009558771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 T elephone: (954) 382-3486 T elefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 404334 CN 12/15,22/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 3980 2008 4104329-04021560040 Tracy J. Miller Lot 4, Block 2156, Port LaBelle Unit 4, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404370 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1678 2008 1224432-01000220010 Francisco Ramos Mendez & Irma Maldonado Bermudez Lot 1, Block 22, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405829 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1634 2008 1224432-01000030080 Azteca Montura Inc Lot 8, Block 3, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404340 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1407 2007 1224432-01000700040 Zo Do LLC & Janet Ames Scharf Lot 4, Block 70, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404349 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 3692 2008 4104329-03021190160 Edasmet C. Chang & Said Eltanawy Lot 16, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404354 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, 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 1272 2007 1224432-01000130030 Estate of Benjamin A. Aruca And Estate of Martin Aruca Lot 3 in Block 13 of Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405825 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2539 2008 1314433-A0001780000 Georgina Garcia The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5768, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404384 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 3637 2008 4104329-03021040060 Maribel Lombo, Ramon Leyva Bahar & Carlos A. Nieves Lombo Lot 6, Block 2104, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404345 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1875 2008 124432-A0001040100 Izquiderdo Amparo Gonzalvo The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5216, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404351 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1620 2008 1154432-A0002660100 Maria Egipica Martinez The East one-half of the southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2648, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2584 2008 1314433-A0003940000 Pagan Juan H. Matias The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5982, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404352 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, 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 987 2007 1134432-A0000230100 Leon & Corina Sacco The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5665, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405820 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2543 2008 1314433-A0001940000 Raul Martinez The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5703, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404389 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1544 2008 1154432-A0000370000 Carlos R. Morales The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3274, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404388 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 PALM BEACH COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT (HCD) NOTICE OF FIRST AND SECOND MORTGAGE FINANCING FUNDING AVAILABILITYPalm Beach County's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is accepting applications from individuals seeking funding under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program II (NSPII). Pre-applications are available directly from HCD or may be downloaded from the HCD website at www.pbcgov.com/hcd. Applications must be submitted in person and will be accepted year-round until funding has been exhausted. Activity Description: The NSPII First and Second Mortgage Loan Program was developed to provide first mortgage loan financing at 4 percent interest rate (4.9% APR) fixed for 30 years, and a second mortgage loan at zero percent interest, in the form of a forgivable loan to run concurrently to the first mortgage loan for 30 years. The first mortgage loan is amortized over 30 years and has mandatory escrow requirements for real estate property taxes and homeowners hazard insurance. The second mortgage loan does not have a monthly repayment requirement. The second mortgage loan provides "gap" financing. Eligible uses of the second mortgage are: down payment assistance, closing costs, and rehabilitation costs. Eligible dwellings must be foreclosed, abandoned, or vacant residential properties located within the Urban Redeve lopment Area (URA) or the Glades Regional Target Area (GRTA). Eligible households earning up to 120% Area Median Income (AMI), who do not own a home are eligible to participate in the program (credit and asset provisions apply). The home must remain the principal residence of the applicant for the life of the loan. Amount Available: $11,865,400.00 is available for first and second mortgage loan financing. Rate__________ T erm____ Points Maximum after rehabilitation value 4% (4.90% APR) 30 years 0 $211,375* *HUD Median Purchase Price Guidelines Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants for the NSPII include individuals who are not current homeowners, have a middle FICO credit score of 600, and meet income and household eligibility guidelines. Eligible applicants are required to reside in the home as their principal place of residency. Eligible Rehabilitation: Applicants may use up to $50,000 to rehabilitate the dwelling. Rehabilitation funding will be deducted from the maximum award of the second mortgage loan. Program Requirements/General Information: 1. Affordability Guidelines: Annual Income Limits for West Palm Beach and Boca Raton Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) FY2011 Area Median Income (AMI) $63,300 2. Eligible Program Areas: All properties purchased must be located in either the County's "Urban Redevelopment Areas". The east area boundaries are generally described as: Community Drive to the North; the Lake Worth Drainage District L-14 Canal to the South; I-95 to the East; and extends to various points West as far as Jog Road; or the Glades Region Target Area generally described as: the municipalities of South Bay, Belle Glade, and Pahokee, and the unincorporated area of Canal Point. 3. Other criteria: The sales price (including any rehabilitation) cannot exceed $211,375, which represents 95% of the median sales price, and must reflect at least a one percent (1%) discount of the "as is" appraised value. The home purchased must be used as the purchaser's primary place of residence. The first mortgage will be provided in the form of a 30 year fixed rate mortgage, with an interest rate not to exceed 4% (APR of 4.9%). The second mortgage loan may also be provided to NSPII homebuyers to assist with rehabilitation, closing costs, and down payment assistance. The Second mortgage loan provided shall not exceed $100,000 for very low income applicants (0-50% AMI), $65,000 for low income applicants (51-80% AMI), and $50,000 for moderate income applicants (81-120% AMI). The second mortgage loan shall bear no interest and shall be forgiven after thirty (30) years if all affordability provisions are met. All mortgage financing requests are subject to funding availability. Paper Copy Version: can be picked up at Housing and Community Development's (HCD) Planning Section, 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 500, West Palm Beach, FL33406; Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No alterations or deletions to the application formats are allowed. Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be considered The Zip Codes which are located within the east "Urban Redevelopment Area" are listed below.All the above listed zip code areas contain portions which are not within the "Urban Redevelopment Area". Some of the above listed zip code areas are mostly outside of the "Urban Redevelopment Area". Only properties located within the portions of the zip codes falling within the URAboundaries are eligible for NSP-2 assistance. Glades Region Target Area: The target area encompasses the municipalities of South Bay, Belle Glade, and Pahokee, and the unincorporated area of Canal Point. The creation of the GRTAadded nine census tracts to the NSP2 Program. These are census tracts 80.01; 80.02; 81.01; 81.02; 82.01; 82.02; 82.03; 83.01; and 83.02. For additional information about the Neighborhood Stabilization Program II, please call (561) 233-3655 or (561) 233-3688. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ADA, THIS AD AND DOCUMENTS LISTED CAN BE REQUESTED IN AN ALTERNATE FORMAT. CONTACT HCD AT (561) 233-3660. PUBLISH: December 18th, and 25th; January 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th This is not a commitment to lend. 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Public Notice 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 3617 2008 4104329-03020980170 Robert Goldberg Lot 17, Block 2098, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404386 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice 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 4025 2008 4104329-05021860240 Manuel Garcia Lot 24, Block 2186, Port LaBelle Unit 5, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 104, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404380 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice 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 157 2007 1064428-A0000930000 John C. Shelley Swearingen The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404336 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty DATE: 1/10/12 SUBJECT AREA: 111 Non-Discrimination EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for non-discrimination. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 413.08(3) F.S., Title VI and VIII of C.R.A., 1001.42, and 1001.43 F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 413.08(3) F.S., Title VI and VIII of C.R.A., 1001.42, and 1001.43 F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for non-discrimination. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on January 10, 2012. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory cost, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice. Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future. Notice : The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 404517 CN 12/15,22,29 CB 12/29/2011 Public NoticeREQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION AND QA TESTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH WEST COWBOY WAY FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FM# 428104-1 RFQ. No: 2012-08 OPENING DATE: JANUARY 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with the construction of a sidewalk on West Cowboy Way from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms submitting must have expertise in construction administration, quality assurance testing, and any other requirements that FDOT may impose in the LAP Agreement. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerks Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on January 19, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of documents sent via email. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 405351 CB/CN 12/15,22,29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1919 2008 1254432-A0000560100 Henri Wurfbain & Juliana Wurfbain The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5095, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405828 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice 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 769 2007 1224331-010000O0120 Estate of Earl B. Miller and James R. Reynolds 43 Hastings C West Palm Beach, FL 30384-0736 Lot 12, Block O, the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405816 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Crystal l, 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 416 2007 1324229-A0000560300 Estate of Sarah J. Sawatzky a/k/a Rhonda Tanski The West 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 one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter AND the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter, 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 an easement for ingress and egress over the North 30 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405814 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1897 2008 1254432-A0000230000 Berner Joseph & Lindalle Joseph The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5152, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404378 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1893 2008 1254432-A0000120100 Rafael Rodriquez Journet Julia Rivera Corujo The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5127, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 12th day of January, 2012 Dated this 30th day of November, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 404368 CN 12/8,15,22,29/2011 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Crystal l, 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 1156 2007 1144432-A0002470100 Carlos Pelaez & Otto A Villamizar The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 2895, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405823 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads

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Public NoticeREQUEST FOR BIDS HENDRY COUNTY SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF COWBOY WAY, FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 BID No. 2012-04 Opening Date and Time: January 19, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for Sidewalk Construction on the south side of Cowboy Way, from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their bid for consideration. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerks Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on January 19, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any bids received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to be held on January 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from Atkins, 1514 Broadway, Suite 203, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (for pick up and mailing address), or by calling 239-334-7275. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 405352 CB/CN 12/15,22,29/2011 1/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 688 2007 1204529-A0000260100 Robert Dale Dunaway and Pamela O. Dunaway The parcel hereon described is situated in the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 20, Township 45 South, Range 29 east, Hendry County, Florida, and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 20, being the Point of Beginning; thence N 05 degrees 25W, (basis for bearing being the Sun Oil Company Plat, as prepared by Johnson-Hall Associates, Inc.), along the West section line of said Section 20, a distance of 1,486.38 feet; thence N 89 degrees 32 E, along the quarter-quarter section line a distance of 469.26 feet; thence S 05 degrees 25 E, a distance of 1,487.96 feet to the South section line of said Section 20; thence S 89 degrees 43 W, along said South section line, a distance of 469.40 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject to a 30.00 feet road easement along and across the North boundary 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Tuesday in the month of January, 2012 which is the 26th day of January, 2012 Dated this 14th day of December, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405815 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012 Public Notice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2009-CA-000005 NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. AMY E. ARNOLD, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated 6th day of December, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 22-2009-CA-000005 in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, wherein NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE MORTGAGE COMPANY the Plaintiff, and Amy E. Arnold, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida, described as: LOTS 26 thru 53, Block 5 and Lots 1 thru 6, 9 thru 28 and 33 thru 48, Block 6, MAGIC CITY, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1 Page 17, in the Public Records of Glades County, Florida lying in Section 1 Township 42 South, Range 28 East, Glades County, Florida. Together with that certain 2006 SCTB 64 foot double-mobile home bearing VINs SBHGA1060601487A and SBHGA1060601487Bat public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Highway 27 and 5th Street, Moore Haven, FL 33471 at 11:00 AM. on 12th day of Jan., 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lie pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: 12-7-2011. BY: /S/ Julie Yarborough Glades County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690 Clearwater, FL 33755 Telephone: (727) 446-4826 In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Of ce of the Court, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, telephone (863) 946-6010, TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service. apre ako ki fet avek Americans With Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bezwen spesiyal pou akomodasiyon pou yo patisipe nan pwogram sa a dwe, nan yun tan re.zonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dwe kontakte Administrative Of ce Of The Court i nan nimero Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, telefon nam se (863) 946-6010 oubyen TDD 1 800 955 8771 oubyen 1 800 955 8770 i pasan pa Florida Relay Service.En accordance avec la Loi des Americans With Disabilities. Les personnes en besoin dune accomodation speciale pour participer a ces procedures doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante dentreprendre aucune autre dmarche, contacter lof ce administrative de la Court situ& au Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, le telephone (863) 946-6010 TDD 1 800 955 8771 ou 1 800 955 8770 Via Florida Relay Service. De acuerdo con el Acto o Decreto de los Americanos con Impedimentos, Inhabilitados, personas en necesidad del servicio especial para participar en este procedimiento debran, dentro de un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier procedimiento, ponerse en contacto con la o cina Administrativa de la Corte Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW Suite 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, Telefono (863) 946-6010, TDD 1 800 955 8770 6 1 800 955 771 Via Florida Relay Service.405662 GCD 12/22,29/2011 Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. NOTICE OF HEARING WATER CONTROL PLAN AMENDMENT CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT To the owners and all persons interested in the lands corporate and other property in and adjacent to the Central County Water Control District, the District. You are noti ed that the District has led in the of ce of the secretary of the District a resolution to consider approval of an amended water control plan, WCP, to provide for the following elements making the Districts WCP consistent with the Districts Environmental Resource Permit with South Florida Water Control District; and, providing for a special assessment associated with the completion of the Districts Reservoir Levee. Said amendments are summarized as follows: 1. Completion of Reservoir Levee Improvements -Construction of the 2.5 miles of the levee that remains to be completed in order to allow water retention at design/permitted capacity; 2. Installation of Two (2) Additional Pumps The installation of two additional pumps upon completion of the Reservoir Levee thereby increasing the Districts permitted pumping capacity from 250,000 gpm to 300,000 gpm, a net 50,000 gpm theoretical increase in pumping capacity; 3. Inclusion of Woodlands Subdivision in the Districts Geographical BoundariesThe Districts legal description contains a scriveners error thereby not closing the legal description of the Woodlands Subdivision as it relates to the geographical boundaries of the District; 4. Provision for a Special Assessment Funding the Reservoir Levee CompletionThe District intends to fund the Reservoir Levee Improvements referenced herein by a special assessment not previously authorized by law through the provisions of Chapter 298, Florida Statutes; and, On or before its meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the District Administrative Of ces, Montura Ranch Estates, 475 South Cabbage Palm Road Clewiston, Florida, 33440 written objections to the proposed plan amendment may be led with the District at the aforementioned address. A public hearing on the proposed plan amendment will be conducted at the scheduled meeting and written objections will be considered at that time. At the conclusion of the hearing the Board of Supervisors may determine to proceed with the process for approval of the proposed plan amendment and direct the District Engineer to prepare an engineers report identifying property to be taken, if any, assessing bene ts and damages, and estimating the cost of improvements associated with the proposed plan amendment. A nal hearing on approval of the proposed plan amendment and Engineers report shall be duly noticed and held at a regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting within 60 days after ling of the engineers report with the Secretary of the District. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 404315 CN 12/8,15,22/2011 ZInc is an essential nutrient in the human bodyBY ROBERT H. WELLS Zinc is an essential nutrient, but until now, there has not been an effective way to measure it in our bodies, say University of Florida researchers. The researchers have uncovered bio-markers that, for the rst time, allow for accurate measurement of human zinc nutritional status. Bio-markers are quanti able substances in organisms that can indicate body irregularities such as nutrient de ciencies or disease. The bio-markers can be measured from blood samples or from mouth swabs and allow for even marginal zinc de ciencies to be detected, which is something current zinc tests cant do. The method could be used in developing countries, and here in the U.S., to re-examine populations for adequate zinc status, said Bob Cousins, an eminent scholar in nutritional biochemistry with UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Cousins and a team of researchers made the discovery, and their research was published Wednesday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Zinc de ciency is a worldwide problem, especially in developing countries where many have limited access to good sources of zinc, such as red meat, Cousins said. Signs of zinc de ciency are often skin rashes and infections. When children are supplemented with zinc, their quality of life dramatically increases, he said. Their stature increases, their ability to learn increases and they can better ght off infections that lead to things like diarrhea. Roger Sunde, a professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a longtime researcher of bio-markers for selenium, another important element for human health. He called the new study exciting and cutting edge. We really need to understand the underlying biochemistry and regulation of human micro-nutrients, Sunde said. And we really need to have the full complement of tools to know whether someone is adequate in all of the nutrients. To nd the bio-markers, the researchers performed genetic analysis on human subjects at the beginning of the study, when the subjects were low in zinc due to an experimental diet they were fed, and when the subjects returned to normal zinc levels. The genetic analysis was done using devices called micro-arrays that allowed for the examination of each subjects entire genome, or every gene in their body, in response to changing zinc levels. Of the tens of thousands of genes analyzed, the researchers identi ed eight that changed with zinc levels and thus could be used as zinc bio-markers. Once a zinc de ciency is detected using the bio-markers, it can be easily corrected in a cost-effective manner using supplements, said Moon-Suhn Ryu, a former doctoral student in UFs food science and human nutrition departments nutritional sciences program and the studys lead author. Additionally, our ndings will let people who are involved in policy design or epidemiological studies identify communities that will bene t from improved zinc nutrition, Ryu said. The recommended dietary allowances of zinc for men and non-pregnant and non-lactating women over age 19 are 11 milligrams and eight milligrams, respectively. In addition to red meat, other good sources of zinc include oysters, poultry, beans and zinc-forti ed breakfast cereal. The National Institutes of Health and IFAS funded the research. Other researchers on the team included nutritional sciences professor Bobbi Langkamp-Henken, senior biological scientist Shou-Mei Chang and registered dietitian Meena Shankar. UF Researchers Develop First Method to Accurately Measure Zinc in Humans PHOTO / IFASBob Cousins (left), an eminent scholar in nutritional biochemistry with UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and Moon-Suhn Ryu (right), a former doctoral student in UFs food science and human nutrition departments nutritional sciences program are shown in the lab. They are part of a team of researchers who uncovered biomarkers that, for the rst time, allow for accurate measurement of human zinc nutritional status.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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)645-1319WINTER EXTRAVAGANZA December 1st-31stSave up to 45% on your new frame or sunglass with purchase of regular priced lenses. Receive an extra 5% when you bring a donation for the Salvation Army Food Bank or Caloosa Humane SocietyThe Optical Center at Family Eye Care100 N. Main St. LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-0761 Exclusive Eyewear and Sunwear Sales Event! 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 Volunteer USA Foundation and best-selling childrens author Jeff Kinney announced an entertaining writing contest open to students in southwest Florida. Kinney is well-known for his D iary of a Wimpy Kid book series, which combines funny stories about growing up with doodles and cartoons. The greatest thing about Kinneys books is that they make kids laugh from the crazy situations his characters get involved with to his silly illustrations he is hands down a favorite among y oung readers, said Liza McFadden, president of V olunteer USA Foundation. We are thrilled this hugely popular childrens author will be on hand in 2012 to celebrate our talented young writers in Southwest Florida and help us reward their talent and imagination. In Kinneys recently released book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, beloved character Greg Hef ey is in trouble. When the authorities begin closing in, a surprise blizzard hits and Greg is trapped indoors with his family, causing even more chaos. In the Celebration of Reading writing contest, students in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties, grades four to seven, are invited to participate and create a funny story involving Floridas very own storm season of hurricanes, tornadoes and tropical storms. The shortstory contest involves simple illustrations or a comic strip based on the storm watch theme. As a resident of New England, Ive weathered a number of storms that have turned my life upside down for days or even weeks. Ive found that the best way to get through a tough situation is with a positive attitude and a good sense of humor. Im very excited to read the contestants essays on the storm watch theme and see how they inject humor into their work, said Kinney. Contest winners accompanied by their parents will be recognized at a VIP breakfast, sponsored by Brown & Brown Public Risk Insurance Agency, to kick off Volunteer USA Foundations 12th Celebration of Reading. The annual literacy event will take place Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa and is hosted by former Gov. Jeb Bush, Mrs. Barbara Bush and members of the Bush family to support successful family literacy programs in the Southeast U.S. The students will be Kinneys guests of honor at the Celebration of Reading breakfast and have the opportunity to visit with the author and share their winning submissions. Entries must be submitted electronically to Contest@VolunteerUSAFund.org or postmarked no later than the Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 to: Volunteer USA Foundation, Attn: COR 2012 Writing Contest, 516 North Adams Street, Tallahassee, Fla. 32301. Fifteen winners will be selected based on their writing and imagination. Winners will be listed at www.volunteerusafoundation.org and schools will be noti ed on Jan. 27, 2012 in conjunction with Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida. For more information, call Volunteer USA Foundation at 850-562-5300. 2012 Celebration of Reading Student Writing Contest COURTESY PHOTOJeff Kinney, the author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Scholarships available for high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate studentsThe Southwest Florida Community Foundations scholarship application process for the 2012 school year will begin on Dec. 22. Approximately $400,000 in scholarships are available including scholarships for local high school, undergraduate and graduate students from Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties. The E-Apply online scholarship application tool can be accessed through the community foundations website at www. oridacommunity. com/scholarships. For the second year, students interested in applying for a community foundation scholarship will now be able to access an application online. Even before the application process opens on Dec. 22, students can review the scholarships available online as well as a tutorial about how to create and submit the online application. Students can apply for multiple scholarships and have the ability to upload transcripts, SAT/ ACT scores, letters of recommendation and nancial documentation (if required). For needbased scholarships, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2012. We have scholarships for vocational students, not just for attendance at colleges and universities, said Anne Douglas, director of programs for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. In the past we have had some scholarships that were not awarded because students did not apply for them, so we are trying to do our best to educate local students on the various types of funding available. According to Douglas, examples of some of the more unique scholarships not as highly sought after include scholarships for technical schools, students with disabilities, ne or performing arts majors, photography studies, returning students and those wishing to pursue teaching and healthcare professions. The James Bilder Scholarship was established to fund tuition for high school students pursuing higher education in Lee County, with preference given to students attending vocational/technical schools. The Anne Fassett Scholarship was established to fund post high school educational opportunities at the college, community college or technical school level for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from Southwest Florida with a physical disability who use a wheelchair. The George E. Judd Scholarship funds tuition for graduating Lee County seniors pursuing higher education in ne or performing arts. The Bruce T. Gora Scholarship funds a scholarship for a high school senior or a student currently enrolled at an accredited college, university or technical school in Florida to pursue a ne arts major focusing in photography. There are also scholarships for those returning to school. The Chip Johnson Memorial Scholarship was established to fund scholarships for students who have completed 60 hours of college and attend one of the local colleges or universities, including Barry University, Edison State College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University or Nova Southeastern University. This scholarship was established in 1991 in memory of Chip Johnson who died of cancer at age 44. Chips father Dr. Franklyn A. Johnson said he wanted to leave a legacy for his son who was an Army veteran serving overseas during the Vietnam War. The John and Madeleine Taeni Scholarship was established in November 2002 by Madeleine Taeni for students who graduated from high school at least two years ago and are now pursuing degrees in teaching, nursing, paramedic training or emergency medical technician training. There are even scholarships for students from speci c communities served by the community foundation. The Love of Bonita Empowerment Scholarship funds tuition, books and/or course fees for individuals residing in Bonita Springs who have been out of school for at least two years or who have received their G.E.D. Once again the community foundation chose the month of Dec. as the scholarship launch date after receiving numerous calls from students who wanted to be able to work on scholarship application submissions during winter break. In 2011, $404,000 in scholarships were awarded by the community foundation. 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Free Party favors, a balloon drop and Champagne at Midnight! NYE Prime Rib Dinner Special $9.95 4pm 7:30pm NYE Matinee Bingo Session 11:45am $18 & $28 Packs NYE Special Bingo Session 8pm $85 Presale through Dec 29 / $100 at the door $5 Computer fee includes $10 value / Presales also available for computers NYE Texas Holdem Tournament 7pm $50 Buy In / $2,400 Prize Pool (Based on 40 players /Limited to 40 players) i Hi Hi h gh way 2 72 72 1 1 we t st o f f f L La k ke O O O k ke ec h ho b be eon t t h he The winning continues into 2012! 100 Winners January 1 and 2 Each will win $100 Cash! 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 22, 2011 PHOTOS / KATRINA ELSKENChristmas paradePemayetv Emahakv Charter School was well represented in the Okeechobee Lighted Christmas Parade, held Saturday, Dec. 10 in downtown Okeechobee. Local Students Can Apply for Share of $400,000 in Scholarships