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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: 12-29-2011
Frequency: weekly
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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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Editor’s Note: Here are some of the most important stories of the year for the Glades County Democrat. Happy New Year!JanuaryJan. 6: A wet season which was anything but, as well as a disappointing outlook for the upcoming dry season has local agriculture companies, still reeling from recent freeze events, wondering if they will also soon have to contend with water restrictions. Jan. 13: As part of a revamped schedule of activities during the 63rd annual Chalo Nitka Festival, festival goers will have an opportunity to participate in a drawing for a framed print of the Glades County Courthouse mural. The 30’ x 10’ historical mural, located on the stairwell between the rst and second oor of the original building, was painted in the early 1980’s by Moore Haven artist, Elton “Wes” Ringstaff. Jan. 20: There might be a compromise between FDOT and Glades County of cials regarding the operations of the 10th Street light in the works. Being one of the rst to comment, Scott Bass, Glades County School Board, stated that there is a tentative compromise on the horizon. “I was contacted by one of the FDOT of cials and was told that, after considering the data, the light didn’t fully warrant full-time operations. However, it would be possible to have the light operational during school days and extended to until 8 p.m.” Jan. 27: A grand opening celebration and dedication was held Friday to welcome the brand new Health Department building to Moore Haven. Glades County Commissioners, State Health Department Of cials, and State lawmakers Denise Grimsley and Lizabeth Benacquisto were among those on hand for the ceremony, tours of the building, and a luncheon. CRA Architects, and Wright Construction Group LEASE A NEW 2012 FOCUS SE FOR ONLY $179 PER MONTH.*27 Month lease through Ford Credit. $2003 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock # 12C49. 20 cents per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $250 RCLBonus cash. Others to chose from at similar savings. Se e Dealer for details. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/03/12.. Thursday, December 29, 2011 50¢ Plus tax Vol. 83 No. 123 Glades Live Burn Page 19 Lights of Love Boat Parade Page 10 Friends of the Library Page 19 SEE REVIEW  9 2011 Year in Review BY CHARLES M. MURPHY Glades County DemocratA cell inspection by guards at Moore Haven Correctional led to the seizure of three cell phones and the arrest of two prison inmates on felony charges on Dec. 16, Glades County Sheriff Deputies said. Daniel Rincon, 38, and Widell Everett, 32, were both charged with smuggle of contraband into a prison. The arrest report from Deputy Sheriff James Naso said both suspects were held without bond and Two Prison Inmates Charged With Cell Phone SmugglingDaniel Rincon Widell Everett SEE SMUGGLING  11 PHOTO / LAURA MATHISMoore Haven residents showed their love for Christmas with a fantastic lighting display.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Glades County LibraryThe Glades County Library will be closed 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.Household Hazardous WasteThere will be a household hazardous waste and electronics waste collection on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Doyle Conner Building in Moore Haven. Hazardous waste generated from small businesses, farmers, and government agencies will be accepted during this event. For more information, please contact Wendell Taylor at 863-946-6000.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Aruba RV Park in Lakeport on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 9 a.m. The Glades RV Resort on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m. M-RV Park on Wednesday, Jan 31, at 9 a.m. Sportsman Village on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 10:30 a.m. Hope Connections on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 11:30 a.m.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. 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 863-946-0744.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 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 year alcohol and drug free party for our graduating seniors. This will allow 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 most importantly safe evening. In addition to the graduation party, they are also hoping to raise enough money to send the seniors on a two night cruise to the Bahamas. This event will be separate from the graduation night party. They have already engaged in several fundraising activities that have been well received by the community, including several barbeques, a rib cook-off, and three booths at Christmas on the Caloosahatchee. Future activities will include a chili cook-off, softball tournament, cow chip bingo, a food booth at “Arts in the Park” and a Seminole Indian Jacket drawing at Chalo Nitka! The jacket will be custom made by Erena Billie one of our seniors. Even with all of this fundraising activity they still need your support to make these events happen for the graduating seniors. Any donation or support of the Moore Haven High School 2012 seniors will be greatly appreciated. Please make your donations payable to Project Graduation and send to the following address:Project Graduation. P.O. Box 99, Moore Haven, FL 33471 For those of you who have already sent in a donation, thank you. They are very close to reaching our rst goal. For those of you who have not yet contributed, they thank you in advance for any support or consideration you may give 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. 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 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. Lakeport Gators will meet on Friday, Dec. 30, at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Ms. Brenda at 863 532 8314. LAKEPORT NEWS

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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 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonDo all ducks quack? Not all ducks communicate by quacking. For example the Black-bellied Whistling Duck, though sometimes solitary, is most often heard in noisy ocks. Their call is a high-pitched, soft, wheezy, musical whistle of four to six notes, accented on the second or third syllable that carries for long distances. Visit Cornell's "All About Birds" web site to search for the calls of these ducks and other bird species at www.allaboutbirds.org. The Black-bellied Whistling Duck is a sticking and gregarious, year-round resident of freshwater wetlands. It is known locally as the Blackbellied Tree Duck who will actually perch or nest in trees or nest boxes. Adults have a long neck, orange-red bill, white eye ring and long pink-red legs. Their belly and tail are black, and body plumage, back of neck and cap are chestnut brown. The white in the wings is seen when they are in ight. Juveniles look similar to the adults, but they have a grey bill and a less contrasting belly. Black-bellied Whistling Ducks look more like a duck, but their long legs and behavior resembles geese or swans. They are mainly nocturnal feeders who forage on land or shallow water for aquatic plants, grass, grain, insect and mollusks by grazing, dabbling or diving. Black-bellied Whistling Ducks mainly build nests in tree cavities, but will use a nest box or nest in a scrape on the ground or shallow basket of woven grasses with thick overhead vegetation. The female lays 12 to 16 white eggs that are incubated by both parents for 26 to 31 days. Sometimes other females will lay or "dump" her eggs in the nest. The young y at about 60 days of age, but remain with their parents for nearly 144 days. Two broods of young may be raised annually. Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding and photography trips. You and your guests are invited to participate in upcoming birding trips (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). For information please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or phone 863674-0695 or 863-517-0202. 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 HendryGlades Audubon Society Facebook" page to enter the December 2011 drawing. Inland Birding Fun: Blackbellied Whistling-Duck (BBWD) PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDBlack-bellied Whistling Duck. Margaret England

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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 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011

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A volunteer crew returns to Haiti to repair wells that supply drinking water for an orphanage, schoolBY GABE MARGASAK SFWMDWater managers at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) are using their expertise to help provide clean drinking water to struggling areas of Haiti. Hydrogeologist Steve Krupa and technical supervisor Rick Miessau have been on three volunteer missions to Haiti together and are returning next month to improve the water supply at a school and an orphanage, and conduct additional tests on nearby wells. “It is humbling to see the condition adults and children in Haiti are living with and it serves as a reminder how important the clean water is that we enjoy every day,” said Miessau. “Water is a critical resource in South Florida and throughout the world. Parts of Haiti don’t have the infrastructure to provide basic drinking water and people are getting sick as a result.” A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. The District’s extensive network of groundwater monitors in South Florida picked up the underground tremors from more than 600 miles away. Health of cials in Haiti responded to an increase in illnesses following the earthquake – including a devastating and deadly cholera outbreak – attributed to contaminated water. The earthquake exacerbated poor water quality that includes high salinity levels and bacterial contamination, which sicken people on a daily basis in Haiti. “In some of the poorest places of Haiti, much of the day is spent collecting water for basic needs and often that water is contaminated,” said Miessau. “Clean water is essential to the region’s recovery, just as it is a basic necessity to maintain our lives.” Hydrogeologists at the District have decades of experience in water supply development. Impoverished regions of Haiti do not have access to clean water and simple technology such as a working hand pump has the potential to provide signi cant improvements to the quality of life. On their upcoming trip that begins Jan. 14, Krupa and Miessau are installing equipment at a school in Verrettes, Haiti, that will eventually provide the only running water for 5 miles around. They will also repair the back-up hand pump at an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which is needed so that water can be retrieved during frequent power outages. Krupa and Miessau use their vacation time organizing these relief efforts for Haiti. The work is not funded or sponsored by the District, but their efforts show the kind of dedication many employees have to the cause of clean, sustainable water. During a recent bake sale to raise money for their efforts, $2,000 in donations were collected from District staff. BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsNew Year’s Eve marks the annual celebration of saying good-bye to the past year and welcoming the next 365 days ahead. It is important that drivers be on high alert when driving during New Year’s Eve. You should be on an even higher alert after that midnight celebration. Designated drivers should pay close attention to their rear-view mirror and take extra precaution at intersections. Being sober on New Year’s Eve doesn’t guarantee that the other driver is. Many areas have red light cameras but these systems will not slow down a drunk driver. If you see someone driving erratically, please contact local authorities and it may prevent someone from becoming a deadly statistic. Enjoy the party, but celebrate safely, using these tips:Have a Plan for New Year’s Eve SafetyBefore the New Year’s Eve party starts, it is everyone’s responsibility to plan how they will get home safely. Assign a designated driver Travel to and from the party by using a cab Sleep over at the home of the party host Ask a sober family member to drop off and pick up Travel with a party bus that drives right to the front doorBe smart about ames and reworksFlames and alcohol are dangerous. When planning for a party, consider the fact that after a few hours, a portion of guests could be feeling invincible, full of alcohol-inspired energy, and moving clumsily. Plan accordingly by: Say “no” to the real candles. Instead of burning real candles at a New Year’s Eve party, use battery-operated candles for safe, ambient lighting. Keep replace, heaters and re pit ames under control. Use safety screens at all times and make sure seating is at a safe distance from the ame. If reworks are part of the plan, please ensure that the individuals shooting off the reworks are sober and observe safe handling. As well, make sure the “tipsy” guests aren’t too close to the show.Keep an eye on your cash and credit cardsIf you choose to celebrate New Year’s Eve at a public place, please use caution with your cash and credit cards during the evening. Alcohol tends to alter rational thinking and wallets can be easily dropped or even stolen. Never leave your wallet or purse unattended. A running “tab” can be set up with a credit card and the credit card locked in the car, handed to a designated driving friend, or kept in a money belt or body wallet. By using these tips, this New Year’s Eve celebration just might start off your new year and those around you in the right direction which is: being safe, in good health and without incident! Here’s wishing everyone a safe and prosperous 2012! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 T T h h e e G G l l a a d d e e s s C C o o u u n n t t y y S S c c h h o o o o l l B B o o a a r r d d , T T h h e e M M o o o o r r e e H H a a v v e e n n C C i i t t y y C C o o u u n n c c i i l l a a n n d d T T h h e e G G l l a a d d e e s s C C o o u u n n t t y y B B O O C C C C W W i i l l l l h h o o l l d d a a j j o o i i n n t t w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p t t o o d d i i s s c c u u s s s s I I n n t t e e r r l l o o c c a a l l I I s s s s u u e e s s O O n n J J a a n n u u a a r r y y 4 4 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 a a t t 9 9 : : 0 0 0 0 a a . m m . I I n n T T h h e e G G l l a a d d e e s s C C o o u u n n t t y y S S c c h h o o o o l l B B o o a a r r d d M M e e e e t t i i n n g g R R o o o o m m 400 10th Street, SW Moore Haven, Florida 33471 N N O O T T I I C C E E 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 New Year’s Safety SFWMD Water Experts Volunteer to Help Haiti SUBMITTED PHOTOThe crew tests water quality at various rudimentary wells in Haiti.

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As if Florida vegetable growers don’t already have a full plate of plant diseases, a new virus is slowly spreading through South Florida, causing sporadic infections in tomato, pepper, eggplant and tomatillo along the way. Researchers, such as Scott Adkins, an Agricultural Research Service research plant pathologist, say growers and consultants shouldn’t panic over the discovery of groundnut ringspot virus (GRSV), which is closely related to tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV). Instead, he and others recommend adding GRSV to the list of pests you or your consultant already scout for. If you do nd something suspicious, the researchers encourage reporting it to your county agent or vegetable Extension specialist so they can con rm identi cation and map its spread. And since both GRSV and TSWV are spread by thrips, the researchers say they believe the same management measures growers follow for TSWV also should help control the newcomer. Charlie Mellinger, a plant pathologist and principal in Jupiter-based Glades Crop Care, had occasionally seen symptoms similar to TSWV on tomatoes in the Homestead area for several years. Most times when he sent in a sample to Adkins’ lab for identi cation, it came back negative for TSWV. In 2009, a post-doctoral researcher from Australia, Craig Webster, was working in Adkins’ lab at the U.S. Horticultural Research Lab in Ft. Pierce. He ran a general test for tospoviruses, the genus of viruses that includes GRSV, TSWV and tomato chlorotic spot virus. When Webster and Adkins analyzed the results, they discovered GRSV. “We’re trying to resolve plants that we had identi ed as TSWV in South Florida—we think now they were GRSV,” Mellinger says. “We’re not really sure what our past incidence of TSWV was in South Florida since we nd plants that test positive with both [viruses].” Since the initial con rmation, researchers have more questions than answers about the newly identi ed disease, Adkins says. To help address some of those unknowns, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has provided one-time seed money to address issues associated with emerging and new plant and animal pests and diseases, including GRSV. Representatives from ARS, universities, the private sector and the grower community will work cooperatively in the effort, Adkins says. Surveys of tomato production areas will begin this fall in South Florida and move up the Atlantic coast next year with the tomato season, Adkins says. A similar survey will be conducted in Southeast peanut production areas, including the several hundred acres around Lake Okeechobee grown mostly for the boiled peanut market. From South Africa to South America to Florida When GRSV was con rmed in the Homestead area in 2009, it marked the rst time the disease had been found in the United States. It is native to South Africa, where it causes stunting of the peanut plant and small, distorted leaves with severe yellowing and concentric ringspots. GRSV also has been identi ed in tomatoes in Brazil and Argentina during the 1990s. One of the challenges is very little has been written about GRSV in literature, so researchers have very little to go by, Adkins says. Since the initial discovery in Miami-Dade County, GRSV has been found in tomato elds in Collier, Hendry, Lee, Manatee, Martin and Palm Beach counties. In addition, it has been found in pepper, eggplants and tomatillo in peninsular Florida from Manatee County south. Based on grower and scouting reports in 2010, sporadic infections were seen throughout south Florida’s tomato production area at low levels, typically 2 percent to 3 percent, Adkins says. How wide a host range the virus has is one area in which the researchers hope to gain more knowledge. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and tomatillo are members of the Solanaceous family whereas peanuts are members of the legume family. Host plants can be infected during any growth stage. During the 2010 season and again this year, infected plants were also found in greenhouses, Adkins says. When tomato plants are infected in the seedling or plug stage, they typically die before reaching the eld he says. Frequently, GRSV symptoms are very similar to those of tomato spotted wilt virus, Adkins says. If tomato plants are infected at an early stage, symptoms include inward rolling leaves, leaf bronzing and dark brown leaf ecking. As the infection progresses, brown streaks form on the main stem and leaf petioles, and wilting or death occurs in the top portion of the plant. Fruit may be deformed, show uneven ripening and may have raised bumps or rings. But if you see necrosis on tomato stems, there’s a good chance it’s GRSV, Adkins says. In other crops, such as peppers and eggplants, the symptoms are visually nearly identical to TSWV. The only way to positively con rm which disease is present, or whether a sample contains both, is through laboratory molecular testing, Adkins says. “At this point, I’d say it’s based on where you’re located,” he says. “If you’re on the peninsula and you see strong TSWV symptoms, I’d suspect GRSV. In South Carolina, people wouldn’t give GRSV a second thought” because TSWV is common. Western ower thrips are a con rmed vector of GRSV, Adkins says. The larvae, or immature thrips, pick up the virus as they feed on infected plants. They remain infectious when they reach adulthood and transmit the virus as they feed on healthy plants. One of the goals of the multi-state research project is to conduct tests to determine whether other thrips, such as common blossom or yellow ower thrips (Frankliniella schultzei), melon thrips (Thrips palmi) or chilli thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis), also can vector GRSV, he says. Mellinger says there’s strong circumstantial evidence that points to F. schultzei also being a vector of GRSV. The Sw5 gene also appears to impart resistance to GRSV, Adkins says, citing research results. Keep Eyes Peeled For New Pepper, Tomato Virus 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 A lden Maples Wyse, 88CLEWISTON — Alden Maples Wyse, of Clew iston, widow of Walter Harold Wyse, Jr. died Saturday, December 24, 2011. She was born on October 17, 1923, in Camilla, Georgia, to the late Thomas and Jewel Maples. She grew up in Bowling Green and graduated from Wauchula High School in 1941, and Florida State College for Women in 1945. She was a resident of Clewiston for 66 years and a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. She served the church as organist and Board Member and was active in the Women’s Ministry. She joined Kelly Tractor Co. part time in 1943 and full time in 1945, remaining a dedicated and v alued employee for 68 years. At Kelly Tractor, she facilitated the Kelly Foundation Scholarship Program and helped many students achieve a college education. She contributed to the community serving with the American Cancer Society, the Clewiston Museum, and as secretary of the Hendry Regional Medical Center Board. Alden is survived by her sons and daughtersin-law, Walt and Paula Wyse of Anderson, S.C., and Joe and Melinda Wyse of Lexington, Ky; sister, Annette Hunter of Bartow, Fla.; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2011, and funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Clew iston, with Pastor John Hicks, of ciating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Ridgelawn Cemetery. In Lieu of owers, the family request memorial donations be made to the Alden Wyse Memorial Fund c/o the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston is handling the arrangements.David J. McGarvie, 73MOORE HAVEN — David J. McGarvie, age 73, of Moore Haven, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at home in Moore Haven. Dave was born July 23, 1938, in Lake Geneva, W is. He is the son of the late Floyd and the late Pauline (Miller) McGarvie. Dave was employed by Firestone Tire and Rubber in Albany, Ga., for many years and then w ent to work for Proctor and Gamble in Albany w here he retired in August 2000. Dave was an avid sherman, active member of the Lakeport Garden Club and all around good fellow. He is survived by his wife, Barbara(Wilson) McGarvie; two daughters, Dayna Rose, Dea Ingram (Dale); and one son, Derrick McCalvin; grandson, Kyle Howell; and several brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by grandson, Joshua Bowles. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to the Lakeport Garden Club, 1591 Alligator Road, Moore Haven, FL 33471; or Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston, www.akin-davis.com.Essilor VisiofficeFamily Eye Care proudly offers patients the new Essilor Visioffice System. Visioffice is the newest and most precise instrument for proper fitting of prescription eyewear. It provides individualized fitting measurements that are unique to each patient that allow for better optical performance of your new glasses. Visioffice is used for any patient and any lens type, progressive or single vision lenses. As spectacle optics have become more advanced, the fitting and measurements necessary to get the best performance from these new lenses have become more important. Visioffice ensures that your new prescription glasses have optics that are perfectly aligned to your individual needs. Family Eye Care is the first eye care practice to bring the Visioffice instrument to the Hendry County area. The Essilor Visioffice optical measuring system provides doctors and other eye care professionals with all possible parameters needed for properly fitting spectacle lenses uniquely to each and every patient. These parameters are established prior to the lenses being made and allow for the production of all types of lenses for eyeglasses.1 Essilor of America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Unless indicated otherwise, all trademarks are the property of Essilor International and/ or its subsidiaries. Visioffice software was developed by the Essilor group, drawing on the expertise of proprietary Activisu measurement technology. The mirror is the property of IVS. Activisu is a trademark of IVS. 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. Tax extra. 2011 KFCC Limit one per coupon at participating KFC restaurants. Not valid with other special offers. Tax extra. 2011 KFCC$399BREAST DEAL€1 breast piece of chicken €1 individual side €1 biscuit €1 medium drinkOffer expires 1/31/12 € *Available in Original Recipe, Extra Crispy or Grilled$39910 BUCK VALUE MEAL€7 pcs. of chicken* (drumstick &thigh)€1 large mashed potatoes with gravy €3 biscuitsOffer expires 1/31/12 € *Available in Original Recipe, Extra Crispy or Grilled$108 PC. MIXED MEAL€8 pc. chicken* (white/dark)€1 large mashed potatoes with gravy € 1 large coleslaw €4 biscuitOffer expires 1/31/12 € *Available in Original Recipe, Extra Crispy, Grilled or Mixed$1499 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 OBITUARIES

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. East wind between 9 and 11 mph. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 77. East wind between 7 and 9 mph. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. East wind between 7 and 9 mph. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78. East wind between 9 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. East wind around 7 mph. Saturday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly clear, with a low around 68. East wind between 13 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 13.74 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 73. East wind around 7 mph.

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New PossibilitiesBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchIt’s fun to play with all the brand-new possibilities open to us on January 1. Go jogging on January 1, and you’ve exercised every day this year. Y ou come down to breakfast and can truthfully announce, “I’m so hungry, I feel as if I haven’t eaten since last year!” Get through lunch without eating potato chips or a candy bar, and this year re ects a whole new healthy and perfectly-kept diet regime. So far this year, perhaps you have never cussed at someone, never yelled at the kids, never forgotten to oss, never thrown your dirty clothes on the bathroom oor and never forgotten to read the Bible in the morning! On January 1 our whole life can be transformed. For one day at least, all our good intentions can be jump-started, and all our bad habits can be unplugged. At least for a few hours (or minutes?), the year is a perfect re ection of our best self. But January 1 is followed by January 2 and J anuary 3. Soon we will opt for staying in a cozy bed a few more minutes rather than plunging out into the cold on that jog. Pretty soon candy wrappers will start appearing in our desk drawer again. By the 4th or 5th, we will surely have been aggrav ated enough at a bad driver or frustrating situation to have un-sancti ed thoughts. By the 7th, our socks are back on the bathroom oor and our dental oss is gathering dust. By the 10th, we fall asleep before we can even get the Bible open. For all but a few of us, most New Year’s resolutions get packed away with the last of the Christmas decorations. The problem with most resolutions is that we resolve to make changes in our lifestyles, but miss restructuring our lives and changing the paradigms by which we live. The ultimate New Year’s resolution does not challenge us to cut fat grams or quit smoking or get to aerobics class twice a week. The ultimate resolution a Christian can make is to live in the light of divine intentions, not human inventions. The New Year’s resolution to end all resolutions is to make it our business to be a part of God’s business. What’s God’s business? Transformation. An electrical transformer takes high voltage and transforms it into energy that we can use in our everyday lives. Without a transformer, there could be no light in the darkness, no safety in the storm. A t Bethlehem, God came to us and gave us Jesus the Christ, who transforms in His life the love and power of God into the impulses of grace and salv ation that the world desperately needs. A fresh New Year lies unblemished before us. Our life, our commitment to the ultimate resolution can help the love of God through Christ to transform the world.Where’s That Peace on Earth?BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchPeace on earth? It doesn’t look like it! There has never been a time when the earth was as full of greed, hatred, and distrust. One crisis after another. The angels must have been mistaken when they thought that the birth of Jesus Christ would bring peace on earth. The centuries since that time have been an endless series of even more violent wars. Was God wrong? Of course not. The peace of which the angels sang was of a totally different nature than the abolishment of war on earth. This peace which Jesus brought is the reconciling of God to man, and then man to God -not the crushing of some blustering dictator. Mankind is now, by nature, opposed to God and cannot nd the way back to God by himself. That’s why all of his human schemes are doomed to failure and wars and social ills will always be with us. Originally, man gave glory to God and walked in a way pleasing to Him. But sin disrupted this perfect harmony, and the resulting disunity has permeated every relationship of life. But God sent His Son to make a way of return to bring peace. Jesus can truly be called the “Prince Of Peace” because He brings peace to those who come to him. One of his designations is “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). God’s “Peace Program” required that satisfaction be made for the sins of rebellious man. This Jesus did by His death of substitution on the cross. Colossians 1:20-21 says, “Having made peace through the blood of His cross ... You that were enemies ... hath he reconciled.” When a person believes the Gospel (Romans 1:16 I Cor. 15:1-4), repents of sin (Acts 2:38; Acts 17:30-31), confesses faith in Christ (Matthew 10:32-33;Romans 10:910) and is immersed in water for the remission of sins to receive the Holy Spirit (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:38-39; Romans 6:3-5, 16-18), the Lord adds him to His Church (Acts 2:47). He needs to then continue steadfastly in the Apostle’s Doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer (Acts 2:42), participating in the evangelizing of the world with those of like faith (Matthew 28:1820), being faithful to Christ until death (Rev. 2:10, I Cor. 15:58). Jesus said in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.” The world is doomed to war, troubles, and eventually destruction because it is in opposition to God. The singing of Christmas carols and receiving of Christmas cards with a vague wish that you may have peace may give you a temporary feeling of “Christmas Spirit” but this is not real peace.The New Year and the First “New Year”BY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchI was watching the T.V. give a recap of events in 2011. It was about weddings, divorces, trials -some innocence and some guilt, wars and homecomings, natural disasters and their impact on many lives, things that happened far away and things that happened at home. As I re ected, the recap could have been about 2010, or 2009 or any other year. “Events” have a way of being variations on a theme with little that is really new.Each year seems to bring its disasters and joys; sorrows and gains. We will celebrate another “New Year” in a few days; and some of the pundits say that things are going to get worse for in 2012 than before. I wondered if they are right, or is there something beyond dire predictions of doom-and-gloom. The message of the Christmas just celebrated is one of joy in the midst of bad times. A young couple on a trip ordered by an occupying nation when the spouse is expecting, no room when they get there, a crazy tyrant that wants to harm the baby out of insane jealousy and there is enough doom-and-gloom in the Christmas story just celebrated to last for many generations. But, that’s not what happened. The story is about people who recognized that God had a hand in it all. His angel told Mary that it’s will be all right and who reassures Joseph that God will be with him (Luke 1:28ff, Matthew 1:20ff). God is involved and the world changed because of God’s interventions. It is a story about a couple who faced the future with uncertainties that things might not be good but it turned out to be better than they could have ever imagined! Their lives did not come without hardships and their eldest Son spent His ministr y rejected by those who ought to have accepted Him. In spite of it all, they were good years. The Savior had come into the world; His ministry, gift, offering of Himself changed what followed ever afterward. For us, too, the gift of Christmas should be carried into our New Year. The rst Christmas came at dif cult times but brought hope and salvation to the generations that followed; that same Christmas message just celebrated should be of hope and salvation for the year ahead. That doesn’t mean we’ll have no hardships or dif cult moments; the era ushered in by the coming of Christ didn’t end all human difculties or sufferings. It means though, that God has come, is involved, sustains, encourages, give a reason for faith and our hope in Him is not in vain. I look forward to 2012; not knowing all that will happen, not with assurance that it will be an easy time for any of us, but with the assurance that God is involved, cares, guides, loves his creation. I believe it may be a good one and my wish is for a Happy New Year for all of God’s people. God is in there and it can happen. 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. 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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! 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 RELIGION COLUMNS

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of cials joined County Commission Chair-man Russell Echols, Glades County Manager Wendell Taylor and Health Department Director Patricia Dobbins for the ribbon cutting ceremony.FebruaryFeb. 3: There is strength in numbers. That is the principle of cials in the 16 South Florida counties served by South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) are hoping will in uence the Florida Congressional delegation. On Friday, J an. 28 local of cials gathered at the SFWMD Serv ice Centers and the Clewiston eld of ce for a teleconference to plan lobbying strategies to in uence Congress. Feb. 10: Hundreds of novice and accomplished bird watchers of all ages can make their fascination with nature add up for science and for the future during the 14th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), led by Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. During "Presidents Day" w eekend, Feb. 18 Feb. 21, one can count birds from any location for 15 minutes or more and enter their tallies online at www.birdcount.org. Feb. 17: Glades County Sheriff's Of ce investigators are busy looking into the mysterious case of a body found in Glades County. Very little information has been made available with regard to the case, but investigators are urging anyone with information on the incident to contact the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce to help in nding out why the woman died. On Friday, Feb. 11, the body of Erica Vassell of Clewiston, Florida was found in a rural section of Glades County near the Glades/Hendry County line. Feb. 24: In the days leading up to her death, Erica still slept with her mother. The two had alw ays been close and the habit of her falling asleep next to Gloria never escaped her, even after she turned 21. She was the baby of the house, says J ackie, her sister. Her father, Eric, said that growing up, Erica always demonstrated to him a very loving side while he raised her and four siblings on his own. They all agree that she was also outspoken, and might have made enemies as a result. This all came to a head Feb. 11, when Erica's body was found by the side of the road, next to a sugarcane eld in rural Glades County.March Mar. 3: Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation native Andrew J. Bowers has been named the Grand Marshall for the 2011 Chalo Nitka Festival and Parade. According to Glades County Economic Development Council executive director and Chalo Nitka Committee member Tracy W hirls, the Chalo Nitka Festival Committee voted to honor Mr. Bowers for his many years of service to the Seminole Tribe of Florida and his assistance in enhancing the Seminoles participation in the perennial Chalo Nitka Festival. Mar. 10: On an early morning in late September 2008, six men lost their lives when a man driving a sand truck, drunk and on probation for a sex charge, ran through a stop sign and smashed into their van. The sand truck weighed a little more than 73,000 pounds at the time of the accident. The impact was so violent that four of the men in the van were ejected. Mar. 17: An arrest has been made in the murder of Erica Vassell, whose body was found Feb. 11 on a stretch of rural road in Glades County. Glades County Sheriff's Of cials have of cially charged Theophilus Tawon Brooks, 29, of Harlem. Brooks was apprehended on March 15, brought in to the local Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce before being transport-ed to Glades County. Mar. 24: With regional water levels falling and no signi cant rainfall forecast in the coming weeks, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Executive Director Carol Ann Wehle signed orders declaring a water shortage in South Florida. "During this record-breaking dry season, these actions are critical to protect our region's water resources," said SFWMD Executive Director Carol Ann Wehle. Mar. 31: No charges have been led in a wreck that took the life of a woman on Sunday, but the Florida Highway Patrol reports that their investigators are continuing with their homicide investigation. The subject of that investigation is a crash which happened on State Road 78, just east of County Road 78A in Glades County. The incident happened at shortly before 1:30 p.m on March 27.AprilApr. 7: CCA Moore Haven Correctional Facility has partnered with the Humane Society Pet Rescue in Okeechobee to help train shelter dogs and nd them new homes. S.P.I.N, or Saving Puppies In Need, is a 12-week program started just last December that has been a hit with the facility's staff as well as inmates. Apr. 14: A corrections of cer at the Glades County Jail has resigned his position following his misdemeanor arrest last week. King Solomon Bell, 40, S.R. 78, Moore Haven, was arrested Thursday, April 7, on a charge of battery. He was booked into the Glades County Jail then released on his own recognizance. Apr. 21 Some of the young ladies who took part of the Moore Haven High School Prom pose for a photo outside the Coconut Point Hyatt Regency in Naples. Pictured was Anissa Cooper, who would be crowned Queen of the night. Apr. 28: A late afternoon accident on U.S. 27 in Glades County involving two Clewiston men left one dead and another with minor injuries. The accident occurred near the entrance to Wedgworth Inc. Michael Allen Johnson, 53, was headed north-bound on U.S. 27 at the time of the accident.May May 5: The lone suspect in a recent murder case pleaded not guilty on Monday morning at the Glades County Courthouse. Theophilus Brooks, who had been charged in the murder of Erica Vassell in March, was represented in court by a public defender. Vassell, who went missing after attending a Super Bowl Party in February, was found by law enforcement of cials on a road in nearby Glades County. She went missing on Feb. 6, and Glades County Sheriff deputies found her body on Feb. 11. May 12: After enjoying a stay at Fisheating Creek over the Easter weekend, nearly 30 people reported symptoms of a stomach virus that health of cials have con rmed was Norovirus. The Glades County outbreak is being investigated b y the Hendry/Glades Health Departments, which reported that the calls were received by visitors to a lake on Fisheating Creek. In response, the health department and Fisheating Creek Out-post shut down the lake for three days. May 19: Prosecutors may be pursuing the death penalty in their case against Theophilus Brooks, a Clewiston man. Charging Brooks with second degree murder, the State Attorney's Of ce may be preparing to seek a change to the charge of rst degree murder, which would allow for capital punishment in the case. May 26: Hendry County Sheriff's Department worked with 33 children to properly demonstrate proper bicycle safety. Moonshine Marsh project discussed at May 23 BOCC meeting.JuneJune 2: Since September 2010 members of Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) teamed up with the Glade County Tobacco Free Partnership (TFP) to educate the public about the harm of candy- avored tobacco products. SWAT initiated a petition drive in Glades County asking that the sale and advertising o f such products be restricted so as not to in uence or mislead youth who are purposely being targeted by tobacco companies. June 9: The numbers are out for Glades 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 REVIEWContinued  1 SEE REVIEW  19 PHOTO / TANNER HUYSAMOne of the great rodeo demonstrations during the 2011 Chalo Nitka Festival.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 BY LAKEPORT COMMUNITY ASSOC.The rst Children Lights of Love Boat Parade w as a huge success in Lakeport! Their goal is that no children in our community go without a toy on Christmas Morning. They lled all the needs they were made aware of with the communities support. They would like to thank all who participated in the boat parade. They had a total of ve decorated boats entered into the parade. Congratulations to Bob Parrish who won rst place with his lighted pontoon boat. It was great to see the community come out in support of the parade and toy drive. There were over 150 toys donated and over $600 in donations. This by far exceeded all their expectations. A special thanks to the Glades County Sheriff's Department for their generous donation and for supplying them with a patrol boat to lead the parade. They would like to thank Neil Chapman for driving the Sheriff's patrol boat as well as coordinating re truck being at Harney Pond Canal for the kids to see and enjoy the light show. Santa was of course the special guest for children of all ages and handing out candy. Thanks to Brenda Walker of the Lakeport Community Center for her help in distributing toys to the local children. Big thank you to Greg Margerum for taking photos of this event. They are looking forward to an even bigger event next year. Let's light up the Harney Pond Canal with even more boats to make this event even more fun. Everyone should all be proud o f the tremendous generosity this community has shown in supporting our local Lakeport children. Thanks again to all and have a safe and happ y holiday season. Children Lights of Love Boat Parade in Lakeport SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO On Mondays, The Glades County Library will hold free computer classes during the month of January from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn about your home computer and how to use many of the various features from e-mail to pictures. On Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., children's story hour for pre-schoolers is held where children are able to listen to stories read by Mary Booher. All pre-school children are invited. Refreshments are served during the hour. On Jan. 17 will be the rst meeting of the year for The Friends of the Library. There are only four meetings a year and dues are only $5. For current members, dues for the 2012year are due at this time. Perspective new members are invited to attend. Remember "Art in the Park" on Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come and view the talents of our local artists. Glades County Public Library – January Events WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at gcdnews@newszap.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 BY LAKEPORT COMMUNITY ASSOC.Lakeport Gators Kids Group Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 9. They were excited to have Mrs. Claus as our special guest. As they started our program for the night, Carl Paschal lead us in prayer as they all stood and formed a circle of holding hands to give thanks for having this opportunity to celebrate Christmas. They would like to thank the following for their donations and time in making this event special to our children of Lakeport, Greg Margerum for taking photos, Lakeport Volunteer Fire Dept. (purchase of gift cards from Dollar Tree for the children) Sherry’s Hide-Out for providing us with a great dinner. For all of the parents who helped whether it was decorating, gathering items for the gift bags or help in serving dinner and cleaning up. Each one is appreciated and Lakeport Gators kids and leaders are very thankful to each of them for their help/support with the Lakeport Gators Kids Group. After dinner, the children presented the Legends of Christmas which included “The Candy Cane,” “The Christmas Spider,” “The Gingerbread,” and “The Pickle.” Then Mrs. Claus read the children and adults the story of “Twas the Night before Christmas” and the program concluded with singing o f Christmas Carols. As the children anxiously waited for door prizes and gift bags to be handed out we were treated to making our special ice cream sundaes. Each child received a gift bag as well as a door prize. Even the adults were excited to have their number called for a door prize. Lakeport Gators Christmas Party SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO recommitted to the prison. Naso stated the prison conducted the search and found a Verizon LG phone located inside an altered Suave shampoo bottle in Everett’s cell, and two Verizon phones in Mr. Rincon’s cell located in altered Vaseline body lotion bottles. Florida prison of cials said those who attempt to smuggle cell phones into Florida prisons could end up spending up to ve years in one under a new law enacted October 1, 2008 making the introduction of cell phones into prison a third degree felony. From 2008-2009, 1,018 cell phones were con scated from Florida’s 101,000+ prison inmates, along with 297 chargers. Often, the cell phones are found by one of the Department’s eight drug detecting canine teams, who often nd cell phones when they locate drugs, as inmates often hide them together. The Department’s Inspector General’s of ce also has two cell-phone snif ng dogs that have been instrumental in nding cell phones inside prisons statewide. A report from the Florida Department of Corrections found that Okeechobee Correctional had 163 cell phone incidents between 2008 and 2010. Moore Haven had ve such incidents in 2009. Department of Corrections of cials said the cell phones in the hands of inmates can be dangerous because they can be used to phone crime victims or witnesses and threaten them, or to plan escapes. SMUGGLINGContinued  1

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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. 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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2011 and entered in Case No. 22-2010-CA-000168 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and SEGUNDO A. RUGEL; ELVIA L. RUGEL; MIGUEL R. ZUAZO; ELVIA Z. ZUAZO; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN LOTS 2 AND 3 OF THE UNRECORDED R.B. BOWDEN SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 217, PAGES 1022 AND 1023, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID LOT BEING PART OF AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF TRACTS 17, 18, 22 AND PART OF 21, IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42S, RANGE 32E, GLADES COUNTY, FLORID A MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL OF LOT 2 LESS THE NORTHEASTERLY 132.17 FEET THEREOF, AND THE NORTHEASTERL Y 50.34 FEET OF LOT 3, BEING THE SAME AS PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN DEED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 217, PAGE 1022, GLADES COUNT Y RECORDS. A/K/A 2485 RIVERSIDE DRIVE MOOREHAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 14, 2011. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Yarborough Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10036672 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.406120 CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on January 9, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 1996 Ford, 1FTEF15Y4TLA27939 406163 CN 12/29/2011 REQUEST 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Highland Glades Water Control District for the Year 2012. All Regular Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the months listed below at 2:00 p.m. in the Law Of ces of Caldwell Pacetti, Edwards Schoech & Viator LLP, One Clearlake Centre, 250 South Australian Avenue, Suite 600, West Palm Beach, Florida. The Annual Landowners’ Meeting is held on the 2nd Monday of June at 2:00 p.m. the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Monday, April 9, 2012 Monday, June 18, 2012, ANNUAL LANDOWNER’S MEETING Belle Glade followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Monday, August 13, 2012 Monday, October 8, 2012 Monday, December 10, 2012 By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Highland Glades Water Control District Dated this Tuesday, 20th day of December, 2011 406225 BGS 12/29/2011 REQUEST 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

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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. 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 Public Notice City of Clewiston Notice of Passage of Ordinance The Clewiston City Commission conducted a Public Hearing regarding Ordinance No. 2011-04 on December 19, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. After closing the Public Hearing, the City Commission unanimously adopted an ordinance which is set forth as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2011-04 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE VACATION AND ABANDONMENT OF THAT PORTION OF THE BASILAN CRESCENT STREET & PLAZA LYING NORTH OF LOTS 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 OF BLOCK 498, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA; RESERVING A FIVE FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT NORTH OF AND ADJACENT TO LOT 7; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. A copy of the ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s Of ce, City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested parties. Steve McKown City Manager 406125 CN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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

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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 NOTICE OF MEETINGS 2012 CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT Clewiston Drainage District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 350 W. Arroyo Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 2:00 P.M. Landowner Mtg. 7/11/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 8/15/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 2:00 P.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT 405421 CN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICTS Pelican Lake Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 10:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 4/11/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 5/16/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 10:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405412 SUN 12/29/2011 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 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 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 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT East Beach Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 8:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 9/12/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 10/10/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 8:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405403 SUN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT South Florida Conservancy District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 11:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 3/14/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 4/11/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 11:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT 405419 SUN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT East Shore Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 9:30 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 4/11/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 5/16/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 9:30 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405408 SUN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT South Shore Drainage District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 10:30 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 3/14/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 4/11/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 10:30 A.M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 10:30 A.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT 405415 SUN 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 12/8,15,22,29/201 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 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 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 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405826 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Pahokee Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 9:00 A.M. Landowner Mtg. 2/15/2012 9:00 A M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 3/14/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405405 SUN 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 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 1451 2008 1144432-A0000710000 William Michael Radcliffe And Kathryn L. Radcliffe The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3589, 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 First Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 1st day of December, 2011. Dated this 12th day of October, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 406099 CN 12/29/2011 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 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 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 19, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1K79A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Delivery, Placement & Maintenance of Sod until established in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $136,000.00 E1K80A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Delivery, Placement & Maintenance of Sod until established in Okeechobee County. Budget Estimate: $136,000.00 E1K81A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Herbicide Application in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $49,833.00 E1K82A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Highway Lighting Maintenance in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $24,250.00 E1K83A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Mechanical Sweeping of Bridges, Curbs & Gutters in Hardee, Desoto, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $40,000.00 E1K84A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Herbicide Strip Application in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1K85A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Edging and Sweeping, Removal & Disposal of Vegetation from Curb & Gutter & Sidewalk Areas in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $110,152.00 E1K86A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, & Chemical Vegetation Control using inside Mowing Deck Application in Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $315,000.00 E1K87A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, Under Deck Herbicide Application & Edging & Sweeping in Desoto County. Budget Estimate: $342,000.00 E1K88A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, Under Deck Herbicide Application & Edging & Sweeping in Hardee County. Budget Estimate: $251,500.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 406104 CB/CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 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 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 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. Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad. 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. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. NOTICE OF 2012 PUBLIC MEETINGS The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (“FGUA”) announces public meetings to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida, DeSoto County, Florida, Hendry County, Florida, Lee County, Florida, Pasco County, Florida, and Polk County, Florida. The regular meetings for calendar year 2012 will be held on the following dates, times and locations: January 19, 2012 at 10:00 am, Golden Gate Community Center Room A&B, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116 February 23, 2012 at 9:00 am, MacDill AFB-Albert B. Arrighi Base Education Center & Base Library, Bldg. 252, 8102 Condor Street, Tampa, FL 33621 To include Strategic Planning Session and review of MacDill Utility System. March 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Central Florida Development Council, 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road, Auburndale, FL 33823 April 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm, West Pasco Government Center, Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 May 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Microtel Inn & Suites, 1320 Business Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 June 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Suncoast Estates Community Center, 2241 Case Lane, North Ft. Myers, FL 33917 July 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm, West Pasco Government Center, Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 August 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm, DeSoto County Administration Bldg., Commission Chambers, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266 September 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Golden Gate Community Center Room A&B, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116 October 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm, West Pasco Government Center, Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 November 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Microtel Inn & Suites, 1320 Business Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 December 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Suncoast Estates Community Center, 2241 Case Lane, North Ft. Myers, FL 33917 For the February 23, 2012 meeting persons wishing to attend will be required to provide generally accepted of cial identi cation and are urged to contact the Board Clerk at the number below for access information. The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482 or (407) 629-6900, at least three business days prior to the date of the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA or (407) 629-6900. 406237 CN 12/29/2011 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 Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Shawano Water Control District for the Year 2012. Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, and the Annual Landowners Meeting will take place on the 4th Friday, in June, unless meeting date con icts with a holiday, and will take place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. Friday, January 20, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, February 17, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, April 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, June 22, 2012 8:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 20, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, August 17, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, October 19, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, December 21, 2012 8:30 a.m. By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Shawano Water Control District Dated this Tuesday, 20th day of December, 2011 406141 BGS 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000128 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT M. SHEFFER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2011 and entered in Case No. 22-2010CA-000128 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and ROBERT M. SHEFFER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMNG BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A CLARA SUE HELLARD, and TENANT #2 N/K/A DAFFENY L. ALBRITTON are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL 1 LOT 4, POLLYWOG CREEK, A MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 117 AND 118, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2 A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A 3 INCHES BY 3 INCHES CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF POLLYWOG CREEK SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 117 AND 118, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID POLLYWOG CREEK SUBDIVISION, 32.70 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 4 OF SAID SUBDIVISION ADN THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING OF THE LANDS HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 42.06 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 26 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, 129.89 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 40 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 4, 153.08 FEET TO SAID NORTH LINE OF POLLYWOG CREEK AND THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING. THERE IS A MOBILE HOME AFFIXED TO THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. (REDM)(1997), I.D. #(FLA14611078A&B). A/K/A 22530 SHAWNEE COURT, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 14, 2011. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Yarborough Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10033924**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.406123 CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT for the Calendar Year 2012. All meetings of the Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District Board of Supervisors will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month (unless meeting date con icts with a holiday) at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Florida/IFASEverglades Research and Educational Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Friday, January 13, 2012 Friday, February 10, 2012 Friday, March 9, 2012 Friday, April 13, 2012 Friday, May 11, 2012 Friday, June 8, 2012 Friday, July 13, 2012-ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, August 10, 2012 Friday, September 14, 2012 Friday, October 12, 2012 Friday, November 9, 2012 Friday, December 14, 2012 By: CHARLES F. SCHOECH, ESQ. Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District 406067 CGS 12/29/2011 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. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.

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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 NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Gladeview Water Control District for the Year 2012. The Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, and the Annual Landowners meeting will take place on the 4th Friday in June, unless meeting date con icts with a holiday, and will take place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Friday, January 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, March 16, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday May 18, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012 10:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, September 21, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, November 16, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Gladeview Water Control District Dated this 20th day of December, 2011 406142 BGS 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000042 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff vs. CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN, ET AL Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 and subsequent Order entered Dec. 16, 2011 in Case No. 22-2010-CA-000042 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES, County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIOANL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRUC NGUYEN LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 11, 2005; GARY VUONG; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY VUOUG, IF ANY; GARY VUOUNG, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRUC NGUYEN LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 11, 2005; CABBAGE WOODS RANCHES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), whether living or not, and wheather said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through under or against the named Defendant(s) are the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, of the GLADES County Courthouse, Florida, at 11 a.m. on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Exhibit “A” Street Address: Lot 76 Cabbage Woods Ranches (Unrecorded) Being a parcel of land lying in a portion of Section 7, Township 36, South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. and being more Particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 7; Thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E, along the north line of Said Section 7, far a distance of 2071.75 feet to the point-of-beginning; thence continue N 89 03’ 08” E, Along said North line of Section 7, for a distance of 515.60 feet to a point; Thence bear SOO 09’ 20” E for a distance of 1732.09 feet to a point; Thence bear S 89 03’ 08: W for a distance .a distance of 61.91 feet to a point; Thence bear N 82 31’ 02” W for a distance a distance of 238.73 feet, to a point; Thence bear S 89 03’ 08” W for a distance of 217.06 feet to a point; Thence bear N 00 09’ 20” W for a distance of 1732.09 feet to the point-of-beginning. And being subject to any and all easements, Restrictions, Reservations and/or Rights-of-Way of record including. But not limited to. the following described easements: An easement for the purpose of utilities and drainage being nope particularly described as the North 50.00 feet of the above described parcel. And; An easement for the purpose of Ingress, Egress, Utilities and Drainage being hope particularly described as the south 50.00 feet of the above described parcel. And An easement for the purpose of utilities being mope particularly described as the east 5.00 feet and the West 5.00 feet of the above described property, together with that certain 60.00 feet ingress and egress easement as recorded in Of cial Records Book 226, Page 37, of the Public Records of Glades County. Florida. Together with and subject to ease-ments for the purpose of ingress, egress, utilities and drainage, being more particularly described as follows: the West 100 00 feet of Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East. Glades County Florida. and the West 100 00 feet of Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County Florida. And lying in Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County Florida. being 100.00 feet in width, Lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. Thence bear S 00 09’ 20” E, along the West line of said Section 7, for a distance of 1538.15 feet to the point-of-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 60 38’ 32 E for a distance of 425.01 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E fora distance of 426. 25 feet to a point; thence bear N 87 21’ 34” E for a distance of 695.26 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance of 797.98 feet to a point; thence bear S 82 31’ 02” E for a distance of 238:73 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance of 400.00 feet to a point; thence bear N 77 55’ 39” E for a distance of 181.40 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance cfc 2779.79 feet to the intersection with the saw grass meander line & the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement.andthe South 100.00 feet to the West 1610.36 feet of Section 7, Township 33 South. Range 34 East, Glades County. Florida.And lying in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 33 East, Glades County. Florida. and in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. being 100.00 feet in width, and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 18, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the North line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet East of and parallel with the west line of said Section 18. for a distance of 1333.18 Feet to the pointof-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 89 24’ 30” W for a distance of 2714.92 feet to the intersection with the west boundary line of the East one-half (1/ 2) of said Section 13, and the pointof-terminus of said centerline of Easement. and: lying in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the North line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet east of and parallel, with the West line of said Section 18 for a distance 1333.18 feet to the point-ofbeginning of said centerline of easement: thence bear N 891 12’ 14” E for a distance of 2013.56 feet to a point; thence bear S 46 12’ 22” E for a distance of 446.17 feet to a point; thence bear 558 58’ 29” E for a distance of 465.28 feet to a point; thence bear N 73 51’ 15” E for a distance of 435.90 feet to a point; thence bear N 46 49’ 59” E for a distance of 658.21 feel to a point; thence bear N 89 12’ 14” E for a distance of 3512.17 feet to a point; thence bear N 69 45’ 24” E for a distance of 359. 83 feet to a point; thence bear N 83 52’ 07” E for a distance of 116.53 feet to a point; thence bear S59 27’ 30” E for a distance of 251.19 feet to a point; thence bear S 89 19’ 08” E for a distance 780.42 feet to the intersection with the sawgrass meander line and the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement. And: lying in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 33 East, Glades County, Florida. and in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East. Glades County. Florida. being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the northwest corner of said Section 18. thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the north line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet east of and parallel with the West line of said Section 18. for a distance of 3999.50 feet to the pointof-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 89 20’ 12” W for a distance of 2049.60 feet to the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement. And: lying in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County. Florida being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described Centerline: Commence at the Northwest Corner of said Section 18, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the north line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet East of and parallel with the West line of said Section 18, for a distance of 3850.53 feet to the point of beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear N 89 16’ 55” E for a distance of 383.59 feet to a point; thence bear S 45 43’ 05” E for a distance of 210.67 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 16’ 57” E for a distance of 4526.19 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 00’ 40” E for a distance of 2215.95 feet to the intersection with the Sawgrass Meander line and the point-of-terminus of said centerlineof Easement. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 16th day of December, 2011. JOE FLINT BY: /S/ Julie Yarborough, As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 500 Avenue J, Rm. 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, Phone No. (941) 335-2299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Service). 406252 CB/CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty DATE: 1/24/12 SUBJECT AREA: 339 Homeless Students EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for homeless students. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.42, 1001.43, 1003.01(12) and 1003.21 F.S, The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 11431 11436; Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20 U.S.C. § 6311 6315 CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.42, 1001.43, 1003.01(12) and 1003.21 F.S, The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 11431 11436; Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20 U.S.C. § 6311 6315 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 homeless students. 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, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on January 24, 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. 405624 CN 12/29/2011 1/5,12/2012 CB 1/12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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County FCAT scores. Those scores have turned many heads around the state. All schools in the county have improved overall with third graders making waves with their high scores in math. Ninety-eight per-cent of all third graders either scored above the state average in math and placed well in other subjects. June 16: The lake level is slowly but surely falling. Currently, it is at 9.68 ft. It is the lowest level that Lake Okeechobee has been at in four years. The only other record left to break is the all-time low level of 8 feet that happened in 2000. June 23: On June 14, the Moore Haven Lions Club donated approximately 7 pounds of aluminum can tops and a check for $500 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. June 30: When Denix Lopez decided it was time to start a restaurant in Moore Haven, he thought about all of those bad economic indicators affecting such a decision. He thought about them long, and he thought about them hard, but eventually decided to take a chance on Moore Haven and open his rst ever restaurant.JulyJuly 7: It wasn’t a complete shock when Frank Thomas, Moore Haven’s city manager, announced his retirement to city council members recently. He had been hinting to the board that he might be doing so weeks before the of cial announcement was recorded at the June 21 city council meeting. It was a decision that came after much thought and deliberation for the man w ith 40 years of government service to his credit. A sked if his council supported the decision, Mr. Thomas said he received warm wishes from the people he worked for the last few years of his professional career. July 14: In the wake of the retirement of former manager Frank Thomas, the city of Moore Haven began its search for a replacement. Frank’s last day will be on October 1 and he will be staying on to help in the selection and orientation of a new city manager. July 21: A Monday morning crash on U.S. 27 just south of C.R. 720 left a 16-year-old in the hospital in critical condition. The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. as the driver Lynda Michelle Hise was driving northbound on U.S. 27 in her 1993 Ford pickup. According to a report from Florida Highway Patrol, Hise lost control of her car, for reasons unknown, and corrected. She was able to get back onto the highway but could not maintain before losing control. July 28: A judge dismissed charges of incest and sexual activity against Samuel Patrick after he was found incompetent to proceed to trial at a recent court hearing, the 20th Judicial Circuit State Attorneys Of ce said this month.AugustAug. 4: The 2011 hurricane season has been a steady season for tropical activity. Tropical Storm Emily is the fth named storm of the season and the rst to threaten Florida. Forecasters have placed Florida within the “cone of uncertainty” projected. Aug. 11: A two-acre site has been chosen as a new re station that will serve Lakeport and Buckhead Ridge. Glades County Commissioners approved a 50-year lease with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection at their regular meeting on Tuesday that provides a two-acre site on State Road 78 for the new station. It will cost the county $300 per year to lease this property. Aug. 18: When InSPArations owner Hattie Taylor came up with the idea for opening a nail salon in Moore Haven, she was in a nail salon herself. As she went about having her nails done, the notion of having a business like it in Moore Haven became more and more a possibility. By the time she left, she was motivated to open one of her own. Aug. 25: A Moore Haven man was killed when the 13-foot Apache airboat he was operating struck a wood piling on Fisheating Creek. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) report stated that Keith Keller, 69, was taken Sunday, Aug. 21, to Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee where he was pronounced dead. The report by FWC Of cer Scott Van Buren went on to state that Mr. Keller suffered severe head and chest trauma.SeptemberSept. 1: The Glades County Youth Livestock Show has had much to happen this past year. Coming off a successful show last year, plans to update the eld and surrounding areas were planned and have, so far, been coming true. Recently the north side bleachers were covered and the south side bleachers will be fully up and covered in the next few weeks. Sept. 8: The Terriers hosted district opponent First Baptist Academy (Lions) of Naples, in their sea-son opener. The Terriers started their second season under Head Football Coach Maurice Belser Jr. Head Football Coach Billy Sparacio enters his third season with the Lions. Sept. 15: There are 11,100 people in Hendr y and Glades counties currently experiencing food insecurity. This means they don’t have access to nutritious meals or don’t know where their next meal will come from. These statistics are based on Feeding America’s recent “Hunger in America” report. Sept. 22: Glades County could change the way they handle management of community association buildings across the county, make rules and regulations standard and perhaps lower the legal liability the county faces. Sept. 29: The Dames Point Bridge in Jacksonville is 175 ft. high. For most, that is a common and unimportant a fact; the same as would appear in an episode of Jeopardy. For Shane Bryant, it was a persistent fact that he had to face when he dealt with a man intending to commit suicide.OctoberOct. 6: Area law enforcement of cers are learning the hard way that it’s much easier to arrest someone for being in possession of or selling K-2 or Spice than actually getting them before a judge. A law went into effect in Florida on Jul y 1 that banned the sale of synthetic marijuana, or cannabinoid. These ‘legal’ substances are commonly referred to as K-2, Spice, Mr. Nice Guy, Genie, Yucatan Fire, Skunk and many other names. Oct. 13: A smash and grab burglary on Sept. 30 resulted in about $1,200 in property damage and the theft of over $3,500 in items. 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 Glades County Library now offers many of the newest releases of books available for loan on a 14 day basis. These include some of the most popular titles and most popular authors. Also, there are new DVDs available. I’m Austin Moorhouse, a writer and member of the Friends of the Library and I would like to share with you some of the activities, events and opportunities with your Glades County Public Library. Did you know that the library offers free educational courses. Yes, I said free education! You can’t ask for more than that. But, that isn’t all. You can use the computers at the library or using your Glades library card, you can sign up for these courses online through the Heartland Library Cooperative and do your studies on your own home computer at your leisure and at your own pace. The library now has Universal Classes in 41 different major areas of study. Within each of these areas there are numerous courses for business, pleasure and continuing education. Some of these courses offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for those of you who need them to maintain your licenses and certi cations. You may get more information from your Glades County Public Library or online from the Heartland Library Cooperative. Also, check out our new “self checkout” machine at the library. You may check out two books with the Automatic Self-Checkout using only you library card.Glades County Public Library – Friends of the Library REVIEWContinued  9 PHOTO / MARISOL PEREZThe re on Green Street fully engulfed one apartment building in mid-April. SEE REVIEW  20

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The theft occurred at the Glades Pawn Shop at 401 Highway 27 in Moore Haven, Glades County Sheriff Deputies said. Austin Hall, 18, Moore Hav en, and Donte Banks, 22, of Fort Myers, were both charged with criminal mischief of over $1,000, burglary to an unoccupied structure, and grand theft of a motor vehicle. Oct. 20: The last of the grocery stores in Moore Haven went out of business last week. The change is a devastating one, local of cials and leaders acceded. Without any other grocery store in the immediate area, residents will be forced to make the trek to the communities of Clewiston, LaBelle, or Okeechobee to buy the essential items they need from week to week. Oct. 27: In a report released by the Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida, Glades County was designated as a Medically Underserved Area. It is common knowledge that Glades County residents do not have many conveniences as others may have. While no one should consider health care a convenience, it has been something that the area has needed for years.NovemberNov. 3: The Palmdale Post Of ce may face consolidation or closure after a review is made by the U.S. Postal Service. After suffering a $10 billion loss, the Postal Service decided that cutbacks were necessary in order to maintain services. Nov. 10: The Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida published a study earlier this year which stated that Hendry County had no mental health professional serving the area. Refuting that claim are the mental health workers who, according to the study, are not supposed to exist. Nov. 17: When water managers recently renewed a lease on some of its Glades County property to a local cattle company, it raised a very serious question: Did that renewal violate state statute? And, according to the Florida Attorney General’s Of ce and the 1st and 4th District Courts of Appeals (DCA), the answer may be “yes.” Nov. 24: On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, November 13, beneath moss-covered cypress trees along the edge of Fisheating Creek at the FC Outpost and Campground, more than 100 people gathered to honor environmental warrior Ellen Peterson in what she requested as her last wish: A going away celebration at Fisheating Creek and at her sanctuary in Estero, “Happehatchee.”DecemberDec. 1: Residents believe Glades County to be an amazing place that’s home to great people, an abundance of natural resources, and a diverse agricultural landscape. The people of Glades County are varied in their heritage, colorful in their history, and strong in their faith. Small schools, dedicated teachers and low crime rates are additional testaments to the area’s sense of community. Dec. 8: The 4-H Swine Clubs-Raisin’ Pork Pride from Hendry County led by Michelle Rayburn and Rooters from Glades County led by Ragen and Laura Mathis along with help from Pigs & Co. also from Hendry County led by Mirand a Whidden, held their rst Annual Swine Prospect Show this past Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Hendr y County Fairgrounds. Dec. 15: Florida landowners Lykes Bros., Inc. and A. Duda & Sons, Inc. will implement a master-planned international logistics center on 4,700 acres in central southern Florida and have named the international commercial real estate rm of Cushman & Wake eld to begin marketing the facility. Dec. 22: The Florida Highway Patrol is re-porting that an elderly man, Lynwood Ellis Brown, 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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 BY MARIE CHAPMANGlades and Hendry County Volunteer Fireghters held their state mandated “Live Burn” on Dec. 10 at the Glades County gun range. A burn building, made to state speci cations from two 40 foot conex containers, is fueled with wood pallets and hay to create smoke and heat conditions simulating a house re. These classes teach the volunteers how to ght interior res by having them experience smoke and heat conditions. They learn how to use different re streams to cool down the atmosphere and extinguish the re. The most important aspect of the training is teaching them how to stay safe in these conditions. Temperatures reached 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit at the ceiling during the drills and Safety Of cers continually monitored interior conditions by watching and listening with a “Thermal Imaging” device. Neal Chapman, lead instructor, was assisted by John Biggs and Jerry Watson of Glades County, and Bob Media from Hendry County. Miami Beach Fire Department Live Burn instructors came in to help our counties for the second year in a row. Chief John Howard, Fire ghters Matt Fisikelli, Russ Chisholm, and David Frazier volunteered their time to help run the drills. Volunteers from both Glades and Hendry County assisted setting up equipment for the drills. Their help was immensely appreciated. The class consisted of 14 volunteers this year. They were Edward Hammond, Mechelle Jette, Cutter Pearce and Jared Smith from Glades County. Timmy Allen, Phillip Berry, Kyle Davidson, Steve Garcia, Robert Hunton, Jason Lott, Mark Mackay, Gabriel Puente, Pedro Rangel, and Robert Stewart from Hendry County. Classes will be completed by the end of January 2012. Anyone interested in becoming a State Certi ed volunteer needs to contact their local volunteer re station and join them. New classes will be held in September 2012 through January 2013. The Volunteers hope you will join them. Glades and Hendry ‘Live Burn’ SUBMITTED PHOTO REVIEWContinued  19



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Editors Note: Here are some of the most important stories of the year for the Glades County Democrat. Happy New Year!JanuaryJan. 6: A wet season which was anything but, as well as a disappointing outlook for the upcoming dry season has local agriculture companies, still reeling from recent freeze events, wondering if they will also soon have to contend with water restrictions. Jan. 13: As part of a revamped schedule of activities during the 63rd annual Chalo Nitka Festival, festival goers will have an opportunity to participate in a drawing for a framed print of the Glades County Courthouse mural. The 30 x 10 historical mural, located on the stairwell between the rst and second oor of the original building, was painted in the early 1980s by Moore Haven artist, Elton Wes Ringstaff. Jan. 20: There might be a compromise between FDOT and Glades County of cials regarding the operations of the 10th Street light in the works. Being one of the rst to comment, Scott Bass, Glades County School Board, stated that there is a tentative compromise on the horizon. I was contacted by one of the FDOT of cials and was told that, after considering the data, the light didnt fully warrant full-time operations. However, it would be possible to have the light operational during school days and extended to until 8 p.m. Jan. 27: A grand opening celebration and dedication was held Friday to welcome the brand new Health Department building to Moore Haven. Glades County Commissioners, State Health Department Of cials, and State lawmakers Denise Grimsley and Lizabeth Benacquisto were among those on hand for the ceremony, tours of the building, and a luncheon. CRA Architects, and Wright Construction Group LEASE A NEW 2012 FOCUS SE FOR ONLY $179 PER MONTH.*27 Month lease through Ford Credit. $2003 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock # 12C49. 20 cents per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $250 RCLBonus cash. Others to chose from at similar savings. See Dealer for details. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/03/12.. Thursday, December 29, 2011 50 Plus tax Vol. 83 No. 123 SEE REVIEW 9 2011 Year in Review BY CHARLES M. MURPHY A cell inspection by guards at Moore Haven Correctional led to the seizure of three cell phones and the arrest of two prison inmates on felony charges on Dec. 16, Glades County Sheriff Deputies said. Daniel Rincon, 38, and Widell Everett, 32, were both charged with smuggle of contraband into a prison. The arrest report from Deputy Sheriff James Naso said both suspects were held without bond and Two Prison Inmates Charged With Cell Phone SmugglingDaniel Rincon Widell Everett SEE SMUGGLING 11 PHOTO / LAURA MATHISMoore Haven residents showed their love for Christmas with a fantastic lighting display.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Glades County LibraryThe Glades County Library will be closed 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.Household Hazardous WasteThere will be a household hazardous waste and electronics waste collection on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Doyle Conner Building in Moore Haven. Hazardous waste generated from small businesses, farmers, and government agencies will be accepted during this event. For more information, please contact Wendell Taylor at 863-946-6000.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 FairAruba RV Park in Lakeport on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 9 a.m. The Glades RV Resort on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m. M-RV Park on Wednesday, Jan 31, at 9 a.m. Sportsman Village on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 10:30 a.m. Hope Connections on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 11:30 a.m.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. 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 863-946-0744.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 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 year alcohol and drug free party for our graduating seniors. This will allow 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 most importantly safe evening. In addition to the graduation party, they are also hoping to raise enough money to send the seniors on a two night cruise to the Bahamas. This event will be separate from the graduation night party. They have already engaged in several fundraising activities that have been well received by the community, including several barbeques, a rib cook-off, and three booths at Christmas on the Caloosahatchee. Future activities will include a chili cook-off, softball tournament, cow chip bingo, a food booth at Arts in the Park and a Seminole Indian Jacket drawing at Chalo Nitka! The jacket will be custom made by Erena Billie one of our seniors. Even with all of this fundraising activity they still need your support to make these events happen for the graduating seniors. Any donation or support of the Moore Haven High School 2012 seniors will be greatly appreciated. Please make your donations payable to Project Graduation and send to the following address:Project Graduation. P.O. Box 99, Moore Haven, FL 33471 For those of you who have already sent in a donation, thank you. They are very close to reaching our rst goal. For those of you who have not yet contributed, they thank you in advance for any support or consideration you may give 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. 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 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. Lakeport Gators will meet on Friday, Dec. 30, at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Ms. Brenda at 863 532 8314. LAKEPORT NEWS

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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 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Do all ducks quack? Not all ducks communicate by quacking. For example the Black-bellied Whistling Duck, though sometimes solitary, is most often heard in noisy ocks. Their call is a high-pitched, soft, wheezy, musical whistle of four to six notes, accented on the second or third syllable that carries for long distances. Visit Cornells All About Birds web site to search for the calls of these ducks and other bird species at www.allaboutbirds.org. The Black-bellied Whistling Duck is a sticking and gregarious, year-round resident of freshwater wetlands. It is known locally as the Blackbellied Tree Duck who will actually perch or nest in trees or nest boxes. Adults have a long neck, orange-red bill, white eye ring and long pink-red legs. Their belly and tail are black, and body plumage, back of neck and cap are chestnut brown. The white in the wings is seen when they are in ight. Juveniles look similar to the adults, but they have a grey bill and a less contrasting belly. Black-bellied Whistling Ducks look more like a duck, but their long legs and behavior resembles geese or swans. They are mainly nocturnal feeders who forage on land or shallow water for aquatic plants, grass, grain, insect and mollusks by grazing, dabbling or diving. Black-bellied Whistling Ducks mainly build nests in tree cavities, but will use a nest box or nest in a scrape on the ground or shallow basket of woven grasses with thick overhead vegetation. The female lays 12 to 16 white eggs that are incubated by both parents for 26 to 31 days. Sometimes other females will lay or dump her eggs in the nest. The young y at about 60 days of age, but remain with their parents for nearly 144 days. Two broods of young may be raised annually. Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding and photography trips. You and your guests are invited to participate in upcoming birding trips (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). For information please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or phone 863674-0695 or 863-517-0202. 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 HendryGlades Audubon Society Facebook page to enter the December 2011 drawing. Inland Birding Fun: Blackbellied Whistling-Duck (BBWD) PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDBlack-bellied Whistling Duck. Margaret England

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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 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011

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A volunteer crew returns to Haiti to repair wells that supply drinking water for an orphanage, schoolBY GABE MARGASAK Water managers at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) are using their expertise to help provide clean drinking water to struggling areas of Haiti. Hydrogeologist Steve Krupa and technical supervisor Rick Miessau have been on three volunteer missions to Haiti together and are returning next month to improve the water supply at a school and an orphanage, and conduct additional tests on nearby wells. It is humbling to see the condition adults and children in Haiti are living with and it serves as a reminder how important the clean water is that we enjoy every day, said Miessau. Water is a critical resource in South Florida and throughout the world. Parts of Haiti dont have the infrastructure to provide basic drinking water and people are getting sick as a result. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. The Districts extensive network of groundwater monitors in South Florida picked up the underground tremors from more than 600 miles away. Health of cials in Haiti responded to an increase in illnesses following the earthquake including a devastating and deadly cholera outbreak attributed to contaminated water. The earthquake exacerbated poor water quality that includes high salinity levels and bacterial contamination, which sicken people on a daily basis in Haiti. In some of the poorest places of Haiti, much of the day is spent collecting water for basic needs and often that water is contaminated, said Miessau. Clean water is essential to the regions recovery, just as it is a basic necessity to maintain our lives. Hydrogeologists at the District have decades of experience in water supply development. Impoverished regions of Haiti do not have access to clean water and simple technology such as a working hand pump has the potential to provide signi cant improvements to the quality of life. On their upcoming trip that begins Jan. 14, Krupa and Miessau are installing equipment at a school in Verrettes, Haiti, that will eventually provide the only running water for 5 miles around. They will also repair the back-up hand pump at an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which is needed so that water can be retrieved during frequent power outages. Krupa and Miessau use their vacation time organizing these relief efforts for Haiti. The work is not funded or sponsored by the District, but their efforts show the kind of dedication many employees have to the cause of clean, sustainable water. During a recent bake sale to raise money for their efforts, $2,000 in donations were collected from District staff. BY PAT DOBBINS New Years Eve marks the annual celebration of saying good-bye to the past year and welcoming the next 365 days ahead. It is important that drivers be on high alert when driving during New Years Eve. You should be on an even higher alert after that midnight celebration. Designated drivers should pay close attention to their rear-view mirror and take extra precaution at intersections. Being sober on New Years Eve doesnt guarantee that the other driver is. Many areas have red light cameras but these systems will not slow down a drunk driver. If you see someone driving erratically, please contact local authorities and it may prevent someone from becoming a deadly statistic. Enjoy the party, but celebrate safely, using these tips:Have a Plan for New Years Eve SafetyBefore the New Years Eve party starts, it is everyones responsibility to plan how they will get home safely. Assign a designated driver Travel to and from the party by using a cab Sleep over at the home of the party host Ask a sober family member to drop off and pick up Travel with a party bus that drives right to the front doorBe smart about ames and reworksFlames and alcohol are dangerous. When planning for a party, consider the fact that after a few hours, a portion of guests could be feeling invincible, full of alcohol-inspired energy, and moving clumsily. Plan accordingly by: Say no to the real candles. Instead of burning real candles at a New Years Eve party, use battery-operated candles for safe, ambient lighting. Keep replace, heaters and re pit ames under control. Use safety screens at all times and make sure seating is at a safe distance from the ame. If reworks are part of the plan, please ensure that the individuals shooting off the reworks are sober and observe safe handling. As well, make sure the tipsy guests arent too close to the show.Keep an eye on your cash and credit cardsIf you choose to celebrate New Years Eve at a public place, please use caution with your cash and credit cards during the evening. Alcohol tends to alter rational thinking and wallets can be easily dropped or even stolen. Never leave your wallet or purse unattended. A running tab can be set up with a credit card and the credit card locked in the car, handed to a designated driving friend, or kept in a money belt or body wallet. By using these tips, this New Years Eve celebration just might start off your new year and those around you in the right direction which is: being safe, in good health and without incident! Heres wishing everyone a safe and prosperous 2012! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 T T h h e e G G l l a a d d e e s s C C o o u u n n t t y y S S c c h h o o o o l l B B o o a a r r d d , T T h h e e M M o o o o r r e e H H a a v v e e n n C C i i t t y y C C o o u u n n c c i i l l a a n n d d T T h h e e G G l l a a d d e e s s C C o o u u n n t t y y B B O O C C C C W W i i l l l l h h o o l l d d a a j j o o i i n n t t w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p t t o o d d i i s s c c u u s s s s I I n n t t e e r r l l o o c c a a l l I I s s s s u u e e s s O O n n J J a a n n u u a a r r y y 4 4 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 a a t t 9 9 : : 0 0 0 0 a a . m m . I I n n T T h h e e G G l l a a d d e e s s C C o o u u n n t t y y S S c c h h o o o o l l B B o o a a r r d d M M e e e e t t i i n n g g R R o o o o m m 400 10th Street, SW Moore Haven, Florida 33471 N N O O T T I I C C E E 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 New Years Safety SFWMD Water Experts Volunteer to Help Haiti SUBMITTED PHOTOThe crew tests water quality at various rudimentary wells in Haiti.

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As if Florida vegetable growers dont already have a full plate of plant diseases, a new virus is slowly spreading through South Florida, causing sporadic infections in tomato, pepper, eggplant and tomatillo along the way. Researchers, such as Scott Adkins, an Agricultural Research Service research plant pathologist, say growers and consultants shouldnt panic over the discovery of groundnut ringspot virus (GRSV), which is closely related to tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV). Instead, he and others recommend adding GRSV to the list of pests you or your consultant already scout for. If you do nd something suspicious, the researchers encourage reporting it to your county agent or vegetable Extension specialist so they can con rm identi cation and map its spread. And since both GRSV and TSWV are spread by thrips, the researchers say they believe the same management measures growers follow for TSWV also should help control the newcomer. Charlie Mellinger, a plant pathologist and principal in Jupiter-based Glades Crop Care, had occasionally seen symptoms similar to TSWV on tomatoes in the Homestead area for several years. Most times when he sent in a sample to Adkins lab for identi cation, it came back negative for TSWV. In 2009, a post-doctoral researcher from Australia, Craig Webster, was working in Adkins lab at the U.S. Horticultural Research Lab in Ft. Pierce. He ran a general test for tospoviruses, the genus of viruses that includes GRSV, TSWV and tomato chlorotic spot virus. When Webster and Adkins analyzed the results, they discovered GRSV. Were trying to resolve plants that we had identi ed as TSWV in South Floridawe think now they were GRSV, Mellinger says. Were not really sure what our past incidence of TSWV was in South Florida since we nd plants that test positive with both [viruses]. Since the initial con rmation, researchers have more questions than answers about the newly identi ed disease, Adkins says. To help address some of those unknowns, USDAs National Institute of Food and Agriculture has provided one-time seed money to address issues associated with emerging and new plant and animal pests and diseases, including GRSV. Representatives from ARS, universities, the private sector and the grower community will work cooperatively in the effort, Adkins says. Surveys of tomato production areas will begin this fall in South Florida and move up the Atlantic coast next year with the tomato season, Adkins says. A similar survey will be conducted in Southeast peanut production areas, including the several hundred acres around Lake Okeechobee grown mostly for the boiled peanut market. From South Africa to South America to Florida When GRSV was con rmed in the Homestead area in 2009, it marked the rst time the disease had been found in the United States. It is native to South Africa, where it causes stunting of the peanut plant and small, distorted leaves with severe yellowing and concentric ringspots. GRSV also has been identi ed in tomatoes in Brazil and Argentina during the 1990s. One of the challenges is very little has been written about GRSV in literature, so researchers have very little to go by, Adkins says. Since the initial discovery in Miami-Dade County, GRSV has been found in tomato elds in Collier, Hendry, Lee, Manatee, Martin and Palm Beach counties. In addition, it has been found in pepper, eggplants and tomatillo in peninsular Florida from Manatee County south. Based on grower and scouting reports in 2010, sporadic infections were seen throughout south Floridas tomato production area at low levels, typically 2 percent to 3 percent, Adkins says. How wide a host range the virus has is one area in which the researchers hope to gain more knowledge. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and tomatillo are members of the Solanaceous family whereas peanuts are members of the legume family. Host plants can be infected during any growth stage. During the 2010 season and again this year, infected plants were also found in greenhouses, Adkins says. When tomato plants are infected in the seedling or plug stage, they typically die before reaching the eld he says. Frequently, GRSV symptoms are very similar to those of tomato spotted wilt virus, Adkins says. If tomato plants are infected at an early stage, symptoms include inward rolling leaves, leaf bronzing and dark brown leaf ecking. As the infection progresses, brown streaks form on the main stem and leaf petioles, and wilting or death occurs in the top portion of the plant. Fruit may be deformed, show uneven ripening and may have raised bumps or rings. But if you see necrosis on tomato stems, theres a good chance its GRSV, Adkins says. In other crops, such as peppers and eggplants, the symptoms are visually nearly identical to TSWV. The only way to positively con rm which disease is present, or whether a sample contains both, is through laboratory molecular testing, Adkins says. At this point, Id say its based on where youre located, he says. If youre on the peninsula and you see strong TSWV symptoms, Id suspect GRSV. In South Carolina, people wouldnt give GRSV a second thought because TSWV is common. Western ower thrips are a con rmed vector of GRSV, Adkins says. The larvae, or immature thrips, pick up the virus as they feed on infected plants. They remain infectious when they reach adulthood and transmit the virus as they feed on healthy plants. One of the goals of the multi-state research project is to conduct tests to determine whether other thrips, such as common blossom or yellow ower thrips (Frankliniella schultzei), melon thrips (Thrips palmi) or chilli thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis), also can vector GRSV, he says. Mellinger says theres strong circumstantial evidence that points to F. schultzei also being a vector of GRSV. The Sw5 gene also appears to impart resistance to GRSV, Adkins says, citing research results. Keep Eyes Peeled For New Pepper, Tomato Virus 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 A lden Maples Wyse, 88CLEWISTON Alden Maples Wyse, of Clew iston, widow of Walter Harold Wyse, Jr. died Saturday, December 24, 2011. She was born on October 17, 1923, in Camilla, Georgia, to the late Thomas and Jewel Maples. She grew up in Bowling Green and graduated from Wauchula High School in 1941, and Florida State College for Women in 1945. She was a resident of Clewiston for 66 years and a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. She served the church as organist and Board Member and was active in the Womens Ministry. She joined Kelly Tractor Co. part time in 1943 and full time in 1945, remaining a dedicated and v alued employee for 68 years. At Kelly Tractor, she facilitated the Kelly Foundation Scholarship Program and helped many students achieve a college education. She contributed to the community serving with the American Cancer Society, the Clewiston Museum, and as secretary of the Hendry Regional Medical Center Board. Alden is survived by her sons and daughtersin-law, Walt and Paula Wyse of Anderson, S.C., and Joe and Melinda Wyse of Lexington, Ky; sister, Annette Hunter of Bartow, Fla.; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2011, and funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Clew iston, with Pastor John Hicks, of ciating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Ridgelawn Cemetery. In Lieu of owers, the family request memorial donations be made to the Alden Wyse Memorial Fund c/o the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston is handling the arrangements.David J. McGarvie, 73MOORE HAVEN David J. McGarvie, age 73, of Moore Haven, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at home in Moore Haven. Dave was born July 23, 1938, in Lake Geneva, W is. He is the son of the late Floyd and the late Pauline (Miller) McGarvie. Dave was employed by Firestone Tire and Rubber in Albany, Ga., for many years and then w ent to work for Proctor and Gamble in Albany w here he retired in August 2000. Dave was an avid sherman, active member of the Lakeport Garden Club and all around good fellow. He is survived by his wife, Barbara(Wilson) McGarvie; two daughters, Dayna Rose, Dea Ingram (Dale); and one son, Derrick McCalvin; grandson, Kyle Howell; and several brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by grandson, Joshua Bowles. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to the Lakeport Garden Club, 1591 Alligator Road, Moore Haven, FL 33471; or Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston, www.akin-davis.com.Essilor VisiofficeFamily Eye Care proudly offers patients the new Essilor Visioffice System. Visioffice is the newest and most precise instrument for proper fitting of prescription eyewear. It provides individualized fitting measurements that are unique to each patient that allow for better optical performance of your new glasses. Visioffice is used for any patient and any lens type, progressive or single vision lenses. As spectacle optics have become more advanced, the fitting and measurements necessary to get the best performance from these new lenses have become more important. Visioffice ensures that your new prescription glasses have optics that are perfectly aligned to your individual needs. Family Eye Care is the first eye care practice to bring the Visioffice instrument to the Hendry County area. The Essilor Visioffice optical measuring system provides doctors and other eye care professionals with all possible parameters needed for properly fitting spectacle lenses uniquely to each and every patient. These parameters are established prior to the lenses being made and allow for the production of all types of lenses for eyeglasses.1 Essilor of America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Unless indicated otherwise, all trademarks are the property of Essilor International and/ or its subsidiaries. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. East wind between 9 and 11 mph. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 77. East wind between 7 and 9 mph. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. East wind between 7 and 9 mph. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78. East wind between 9 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. East wind around 7 mph. Saturday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly clear, with a low around 68. East wind between 13 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 13.74 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 73. East wind around 7 mph.

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New PossibilitiesBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS Its fun to play with all the brand-new possibilities open to us on January 1. Go jogging on January 1, and youve exercised every day this year. Y ou come down to breakfast and can truthfully announce, Im so hungry, I feel as if I havent eaten since last year! Get through lunch without eating potato chips or a candy bar, and this year re ects a whole new healthy and perfectly-kept diet regime. So far this year, perhaps you have never cussed at someone, never yelled at the kids, never forgotten to oss, never thrown your dirty clothes on the bathroom oor and never forgotten to read the Bible in the morning! On January 1 our whole life can be transformed. For one day at least, all our good intentions can be jump-started, and all our bad habits can be unplugged. At least for a few hours (or minutes?), the year is a perfect re ection of our best self. But January 1 is followed by January 2 and J anuary 3. Soon we will opt for staying in a cozy bed a few more minutes rather than plunging out into the cold on that jog. Pretty soon candy wrappers will start appearing in our desk drawer again. By the 4th or 5th, we will surely have been aggrav ated enough at a bad driver or frustrating situation to have un-sancti ed thoughts. By the 7th, our socks are back on the bathroom oor and our dental oss is gathering dust. By the 10th, we fall asleep before we can even get the Bible open. For all but a few of us, most New Years resolutions get packed away with the last of the Christmas decorations. The problem with most resolutions is that we resolve to make changes in our lifestyles, but miss restructuring our lives and changing the paradigms by which we live. The ultimate New Years resolution does not challenge us to cut fat grams or quit smoking or get to aerobics class twice a week. The ultimate resolution a Christian can make is to live in the light of divine intentions, not human inventions. The New Years resolution to end all resolutions is to make it our business to be a part of Gods business. Whats Gods business? Transformation. An electrical transformer takes high voltage and transforms it into energy that we can use in our everyday lives. Without a transformer, there could be no light in the darkness, no safety in the storm. A t Bethlehem, God came to us and gave us Jesus the Christ, who transforms in His life the love and power of God into the impulses of grace and salv ation that the world desperately needs. A fresh New Year lies unblemished before us. Our life, our commitment to the ultimate resolution can help the love of God through Christ to transform the world.Wheres That Peace on Earth?BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST Peace on earth? It doesnt look like it! There has never been a time when the earth was as full of greed, hatred, and distrust. One crisis after another. The angels must have been mistaken when they thought that the birth of Jesus Christ would bring peace on earth. The centuries since that time have been an endless series of even more violent wars. Was God wrong? Of course not. The peace of which the angels sang was of a totally different nature than the abolishment of war on earth. This peace which Jesus brought is the reconciling of God to man, and then man to God -not the crushing of some blustering dictator. Mankind is now, by nature, opposed to God and cannot nd the way back to God by himself. Thats why all of his human schemes are doomed to failure and wars and social ills will always be with us. Originally, man gave glory to God and walked in a way pleasing to Him. But sin disrupted this perfect harmony, and the resulting disunity has permeated every relationship of life. But God sent His Son to make a way of return to bring peace. Jesus can truly be called the Prince Of Peace because He brings peace to those who come to him. One of his designations is Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). Gods Peace Program required that satisfaction be made for the sins of rebellious man. This Jesus did by His death of substitution on the cross. Colossians 1:20-21 says, Having made peace through the blood of His cross ... You that were enemies ... hath he reconciled. When a person believes the Gospel (Romans 1:16 I Cor. 15:1-4), repents of sin (Acts 2:38; Acts 17:30-31), confesses faith in Christ (Matthew 10:32-33;Romans 10:910) and is immersed in water for the remission of sins to receive the Holy Spirit (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:38-39; Romans 6:3-5, 16-18), the Lord adds him to His Church (Acts 2:47). He needs to then continue steadfastly in the Apostles Doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer (Acts 2:42), participating in the evangelizing of the world with those of like faith (Matthew 28:1820), being faithful to Christ until death (Rev. 2:10, I Cor. 15:58). Jesus said in John 14:27, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. The world is doomed to war, troubles, and eventually destruction because it is in opposition to God. The singing of Christmas carols and receiving of Christmas cards with a vague wish that you may have peace may give you a temporary feeling of Christmas Spirit but this is not real peace.The New Year and the First New YearBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ I was watching the T.V. give a recap of events in 2011. It was about weddings, divorces, trials -some innocence and some guilt, wars and homecomings, natural disasters and their impact on many lives, things that happened far away and things that happened at home. As I re ected, the recap could have been about 2010, or 2009 or any other year. Events have a way of being variations on a theme with little that is really new.Each year seems to bring its disasters and joys; sorrows and gains. We will celebrate another New Year in a few days; and some of the pundits say that things are going to get worse for in 2012 than before. I wondered if they are right, or is there something beyond dire predictions of doom-and-gloom. The message of the Christmas just celebrated is one of joy in the midst of bad times. A young couple on a trip ordered by an occupying nation when the spouse is expecting, no room when they get there, a crazy tyrant that wants to harm the baby out of insane jealousy and there is enough doom-and-gloom in the Christmas story just celebrated to last for many generations. But, thats not what happened. The story is about people who recognized that God had a hand in it all. His angel told Mary that its will be all right and who reassures Joseph that God will be with him (Luke 1:28ff, Matthew 1:20ff). God is involved and the world changed because of Gods interventions. It is a story about a couple who faced the future with uncertainties that things might not be good but it turned out to be better than they could have ever imagined! Their lives did not come without hardships and their eldest Son spent His ministr y rejected by those who ought to have accepted Him. In spite of it all, they were good years. The Savior had come into the world; His ministry, gift, offering of Himself changed what followed ever afterward. For us, too, the gift of Christmas should be carried into our New Year. The rst Christmas came at dif cult times but brought hope and salvation to the generations that followed; that same Christmas message just celebrated should be of hope and salvation for the year ahead. That doesnt mean well have no hardships or dif cult moments; the era ushered in by the coming of Christ didnt end all human difculties or sufferings. It means though, that God has come, is involved, sustains, encourages, give a reason for faith and our hope in Him is not in vain. I look forward to 2012; not knowing all that will happen, not with assurance that it will be an easy time for any of us, but with the assurance that God is involved, cares, guides, loves his creation. I believe it may be a good one and my wish is for a Happy New Year for all of Gods people. God is in there and it can happen. 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 Players Club for complete details. 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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! 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 RELIGION COLUMNS

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of cials joined County Commission Chair-man Russell Echols, Glades County Manager Wendell Taylor and Health Department Director Patricia Dobbins for the ribbon cutting ceremony.FebruaryFeb. 3: There is strength in numbers. That is the principle of cials in the 16 South Florida counties served by South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) are hoping will in uence the Florida Congressional delegation. On Friday, J an. 28 local of cials gathered at the SFWMD Serv ice Centers and the Clewiston eld of ce for a teleconference to plan lobbying strategies to inuence Congress. Feb. 10: Hundreds of novice and accomplished bird watchers of all ages can make their fascination with nature add up for science and for the future during the 14th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), led by Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. During Presidents Day w eekend, Feb. 18 Feb. 21, one can count birds from any location for 15 minutes or more and enter their tallies online at www.birdcount.org. Feb. 17: Glades County Sheriffs Of ce investigators are busy looking into the mysterious case of a body found in Glades County. Very little information has been made available with regard to the case, but investigators are urging anyone with information on the incident to contact the Glades County Sheriffs Of ce to help in nding out why the woman died. On Friday, Feb. 11, the body of Erica Vassell of Clewiston, Florida was found in a rural section of Glades County near the Glades/Hendry County line. Feb. 24: In the days leading up to her death, Erica still slept with her mother. The two had alw ays been close and the habit of her falling asleep next to Gloria never escaped her, even after she turned 21. She was the baby of the house, says J ackie, her sister. Her father, Eric, said that growing up, Erica always demonstrated to him a very loving side while he raised her and four siblings on his own. They all agree that she was also outspoken, and might have made enemies as a result. This all came to a head Feb. 11, when Ericas body was found by the side of the road, next to a sugarcane eld in rural Glades County.March Mar. 3: Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation native Andrew J. Bowers has been named the Grand Marshall for the 2011 Chalo Nitka Festival and Parade. According to Glades County Economic Development Council executive director and Chalo Nitka Committee member Tracy W hirls, the Chalo Nitka Festival Committee voted to honor Mr. Bowers for his many years of service to the Seminole Tribe of Florida and his assistance in enhancing the Seminoles participation in the perennial Chalo Nitka Festival. Mar. 10: On an early morning in late September 2008, six men lost their lives when a man driving a sand truck, drunk and on probation for a sex charge, ran through a stop sign and smashed into their van. The sand truck weighed a little more than 73,000 pounds at the time of the accident. The impact was so violent that four of the men in the van were ejected. Mar. 17: An arrest has been made in the murder of Erica Vassell, whose body was found Feb. 11 on a stretch of rural road in Glades County. Glades County Sheriffs Of cials have of cially charged Theophilus Tawon Brooks, 29, of Harlem. Brooks was apprehended on March 15, brought in to the local Hendry County Sheriffs Of ce before being transport-ed to Glades County. Mar. 24: With regional water levels falling and no signi cant rainfall forecast in the coming weeks, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Executive Director Carol Ann Wehle signed orders declaring a water shortage in South Florida. During this record-breaking dry season, these actions are critical to protect our regions water resources, said SFWMD Executive Director Carol Ann Wehle. Mar. 31: No charges have been led in a wreck that took the life of a woman on Sunday, but the Florida Highway Patrol reports that their investigators are continuing with their homicide investigation. The subject of that investigation is a crash which happened on State Road 78, just east of County Road 78A in Glades County. The incident happened at shortly before 1:30 p.m on March 27.AprilApr. 7: CCA Moore Haven Correctional Facility has partnered with the Humane Society Pet Rescue in Okeechobee to help train shelter dogs and nd them new homes. S.P.I.N, or Saving Puppies In Need, is a 12-week program started just last December that has been a hit with the facilitys staff as well as inmates. Apr. 14: A corrections of cer at the Glades County Jail has resigned his position following his misdemeanor arrest last week. King Solomon Bell, 40, S.R. 78, Moore Haven, was arrested Thursday, April 7, on a charge of battery. He was booked into the Glades County Jail then released on his own recognizance. Apr. 21 Some of the young ladies who took part of the Moore Haven High School Prom pose for a photo outside the Coconut Point Hyatt Regency in Naples. Pictured was Anissa Cooper, who would be crowned Queen of the night. Apr. 28: A late afternoon accident on U.S. 27 in Glades County involving two Clewiston men left one dead and another with minor injuries. The accident occurred near the entrance to Wedgworth Inc. Michael Allen Johnson, 53, was headed north-bound on U.S. 27 at the time of the accident.May May 5: The lone suspect in a recent murder case pleaded not guilty on Monday morning at the Glades County Courthouse. Theophilus Brooks, who had been charged in the murder of Erica Vassell in March, was represented in court by a public defender. Vassell, who went missing after attending a Super Bowl Party in February, was found by law enforcement of cials on a road in nearby Glades County. She went missing on Feb. 6, and Glades County Sheriff deputies found her body on Feb. 11. May 12: After enjoying a stay at Fisheating Creek over the Easter weekend, nearly 30 people reported symptoms of a stomach virus that health of cials have con rmed was Norovirus. The Glades County outbreak is being investigated b y the Hendry/Glades Health Departments, which reported that the calls were received by visitors to a lake on Fisheating Creek. In response, the health department and Fisheating Creek Out-post shut down the lake for three days. May 19: Prosecutors may be pursuing the death penalty in their case against Theophilus Brooks, a Clewiston man. Charging Brooks with second degree murder, the State Attorneys Of ce may be preparing to seek a change to the charge of rst degree murder, which would allow for capital punishment in the case. May 26: Hendry County Sheriffs Department worked with 33 children to properly demonstrate proper bicycle safety. Moonshine Marsh project discussed at May 23 BOCC meeting.JuneJune 2: Since September 2010 members of Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) teamed up with the Glade County Tobacco Free Partnership (TFP) to educate the public about the harm of candyavored tobacco products. SWAT initiated a petition drive in Glades County asking that the sale and advertising o f such products be restricted so as not to in uence or mislead youth who are purposely being targeted by tobacco companies. June 9: The numbers are out for Glades 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 REVIEWContinued 1 SEE REVIEW 19 PHOTO / TANNER HUYSAMOne of the great rodeo demonstrations during the 2011 Chalo Nitka Festival.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 BY LAKEPORT COMMUNITY ASSOC.The rst Children Lights of Love Boat Parade w as a huge success in Lakeport! Their goal is that no children in our community go without a toy on Christmas Morning. They lled all the needs they were made aware of with the communities support. They would like to thank all who participated in the boat parade. They had a total of ve decorated boats entered into the parade. Congratulations to Bob Parrish who won rst place with his lighted pontoon boat. It was great to see the community come out in support of the parade and toy drive. There were over 150 toys donated and over $600 in donations. This by far exceeded all their expectations. A special thanks to the Glades County Sheriffs Department for their generous donation and for supplying them with a patrol boat to lead the parade. They would like to thank Neil Chapman for driving the Sheriffs patrol boat as well as coordinating re truck being at Harney Pond Canal for the kids to see and enjoy the light show. Santa was of course the special guest for children of all ages and handing out candy. Thanks to Brenda Walker of the Lakeport Community Center for her help in distributing toys to the local children. Big thank you to Greg Margerum for taking photos of this event. They are looking forward to an even bigger event next year. Lets light up the Harney Pond Canal with even more boats to make this event even more fun. Everyone should all be proud o f the tremendous generosity this community has shown in supporting our local Lakeport children. Thanks again to all and have a safe and happ y holiday season. Children Lights of Love Boat Parade in Lakeport SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO On Mondays, The Glades County Library will hold free computer classes during the month of January from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn about your home computer and how to use many of the various features from e-mail to pictures. On Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., childrens story hour for pre-schoolers is held where children are able to listen to stories read by Mary Booher. All pre-school children are invited. Refreshments are served during the hour. On Jan. 17 will be the rst meeting of the year for The Friends of the Library. There are only four meetings a year and dues are only $5. For current members, dues for the 2012year are due at this time. Perspective new members are invited to attend. Remember Art in the Park on Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come and view the talents of our local artists. Glades County Public Library January Events WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS? events? | photos? | tips? | stories? Send us an e-mail at gcdnews@newszap.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 BY LAKEPORT COMMUNITY ASSOC.Lakeport Gators Kids Group Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 9. They were excited to have Mrs. Claus as our special guest. As they started our program for the night, Carl Paschal lead us in prayer as they all stood and formed a circle of holding hands to give thanks for having this opportunity to celebrate Christmas. They would like to thank the following for their donations and time in making this event special to our children of Lakeport, Greg Margerum for taking photos, Lakeport Volunteer Fire Dept. (purchase of gift cards from Dollar Tree for the children) Sherrys Hide-Out for providing us with a great dinner. For all of the parents who helped whether it was decorating, gathering items for the gift bags or help in serving dinner and cleaning up. Each one is appreciated and Lakeport Gators kids and leaders are very thankful to each of them for their help/support with the Lakeport Gators Kids Group. After dinner, the children presented the Legends of Christmas which included The Candy Cane, The Christmas Spider, The Gingerbread, and The Pickle. Then Mrs. Claus read the children and adults the story of Twas the Night before Christmas and the program concluded with singing o f Christmas Carols. As the children anxiously waited for door prizes and gift bags to be handed out we were treated to making our special ice cream sundaes. Each child received a gift bag as well as a door prize. Even the adults were excited to have their number called for a door prize. Lakeport Gators Christmas Party SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO recommitted to the prison. Naso stated the prison conducted the search and found a Verizon LG phone located inside an altered Suave shampoo bottle in Everetts cell, and two Verizon phones in Mr. Rincons cell located in altered Vaseline body lotion bottles. Florida prison of cials said those who attempt to smuggle cell phones into Florida prisons could end up spending up to ve years in one under a new law enacted October 1, 2008 making the introduction of cell phones into prison a third degree felony. From 2008-2009, 1,018 cell phones were con scated from Floridas 101,000+ prison inmates, along with 297 chargers. Often, the cell phones are found by one of the Departments eight drug detecting canine teams, who often nd cell phones when they locate drugs, as inmates often hide them together. The Departments Inspector Generals of ce also has two cell-phone snif ng dogs that have been instrumental in nding cell phones inside prisons statewide. A report from the Florida Department of Corrections found that Okeechobee Correctional had 163 cell phone incidents between 2008 and 2010. Moore Haven had ve such incidents in 2009. Department of Corrections of cials said the cell phones in the hands of inmates can be dangerous because they can be used to phone crime victims or witnesses and threaten them, or to plan escapes. SMUGGLINGContinued 1

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DIESEL 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. TEACHERS Mind Lab is an innovative and research based program that helps children ages 4-16 enhance their 21st century skills. We are seeking teachers interested in teaching by using a series of thinking games. We offer $25 per class, typically 45-60 min. This is a part time job (1 hour per day between the hours of 2:00 5:00 pm, two ve days a week). We are looking for teachers who demonstrate: Educational (development or training) experience Teaching degree or certi cate is a PLUS! Commitment until the end of school year Good communication and presentation skills Required: Background check and ngerprints. Half day online training seminar (not compensated) to become a certi ed Mind Lab instructor. For more information please review our website at www.mindlabsf.com Please email resumes to: lwiesenberg@mindlabsf.com HEALTHCARE 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 HANDYMAN & DIESEL MECHANIC WANTED (970)708-9993 FORECLOSURE CONTRACTORS NEEDED Property Maintenance Company hiring contractors. Need FAST turnaround times and accuracy. Must have liability insurance, workers comp, valid license & pass a background check. Requires truck, trailer, mower, generator, compressor, hand tools, laptop, air-card, digital camera. Apply at www.gcpfs.com. 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 Coming 2 year old Ranch Horses Ready to start Riding-Have been Handled-Registered Buck Daniel Ranch -Jason 863-801-9953. 1 BR apt. on quiet riverfront, very private, furnished, water included, no pets, non smoker, adults only, $650 mo., 1 yr. lease 239-337-5859 WILDWOOD 1 Bedroom unfurnished. Call: 863-983-3151. LABELLE River front, 2br, 2ba, 2 car garage, $1350 + dep. (317)371-3171 CLEWISTON Single retiree, nancially secure, looking to rent a room north of Hwy 27 in Clewiston. (863) 228-3909 25 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 BANK 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 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 Employment Full Time Employment Medical Employment Part Time Job Information For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Horses For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Houses Rent Rental Needed For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Land Sale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice 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 Find it faster. 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads 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. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000168 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. SEUNDO A. RUGEL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2011 and entered in Case No. 22-2010-CA-000168 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and SEGUNDO A. RUGEL; ELVIA L. RUGEL; MIGUEL R. ZUAZO; ELVIA Z. ZUAZO; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN LOTS 2 AND 3 OF THE UNRECORDED R.B. BOWDEN SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 217, PAGES 1022 AND 1023, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID LOT BEING PART OF AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF TRACTS 17, 18, 22 AND PART OF 21, IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42S, RANGE 32E, GLADES COUNTY, FLORID A MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL OF LOT 2 LESS THE NORTHEASTERLY 132.17 FEET THEREOF, AND THE NORTHEASTERL Y 50.34 FEET OF LOT 3, BEING THE SAME AS PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN DEED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 217, PAGE 1022, GLADES COUNT Y RECORDS. A/K/A 2485 RIVERSIDE DRIVE MOOREHAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 14, 2011. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Yarborough Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10036672 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.406120 CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on January 9, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 1996 Ford, 1FTEF15Y4TLA27939 406163 CN 12/29/2011 REQUEST 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Highland Glades Water Control District for the Year 2012. All Regular Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the months listed below at 2:00 p.m. in the Law Of ces of Caldwell Pacetti, Edwards Schoech & Viator LLP, One Clearlake Centre, 250 South Australian Avenue, Suite 600, West Palm Beach, Florida. The Annual Landowners Meeting is held on the 2nd Monday of June at 2:00 p.m. the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Monday, April 9, 2012 Monday, June 18, 2012, ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING Belle Glade followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Monday, August 13, 2012 Monday, October 8, 2012 Monday, December 10, 2012 By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Highland Glades Water Control District Dated this Tuesday, 20th day of December, 2011 406225 BGS 12/29/2011 REQUEST 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

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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; 82.0 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. 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 Public Notice City of Clewiston Notice of Passage of Ordinance The Clewiston City Commission conducted a Public Hearing regarding Ordinance No. 2011-04 on December 19, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. After closing the Public Hearing, the City Commission unanimously adopted an ordinance which is set forth as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2011-04 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE VACATION AND ABANDONMENT OF THAT PORTION OF THE BASILAN CRESCENT STREET & PLAZA LYING NORTH OF LOTS 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 OF BLOCK 498, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 71 THROUGH 78, WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA; RESERVING A FIVE FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT NORTH OF AND ADJACENT TO LOT 7; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. A copy of the ordinance is available in the City Clerks Of ce, City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested parties. Steve McKown City Manager 406125 CN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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

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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 NOTICE OF MEETINGS 2012 CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT Clewiston Drainage District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 350 W. Arroyo Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 2:00 P.M. Landowner Mtg. 7/11/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 8/15/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 2:00 P.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT 405421 CN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICTS Pelican Lake Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 10:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 4/11/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 5/16/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 10:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405412 SUN 12/29/2011 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 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 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 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT East Beach Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 8:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 9/12/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 10/10/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 8:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 8:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405403 SUN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT South Florida Conservancy District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 11:00 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 3/14/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 4/11/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 11:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 11:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT 405419 SUN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT East Shore Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 9:30 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 4/11/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 5/16/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 9:30 A. M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 9:30 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405408 SUN 12/29/2011 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT South Shore Drainage District Board Meetings will be held at the District Ofce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 10:30 A. M. Landowner Mtg. 3/14/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 3/14/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 4/11/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 10:30 A. M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 10:30 A.M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 10:30 A.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT 405415 SUN 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 12/8,15,22,29/201 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 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 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 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. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 405826 CN 12/22,29/2011 & 1/5,12/2012

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012 PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Pahokee Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Ofce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/11/2012 9:00 A.M. Landowner Mtg. 2/15/2012 9:00 A M. Board Meeting 2/15/2012 Following LO Board Meeting 3/14/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 4/11/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 5/16/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 6/13/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 7/11/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 8/15/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 9/12/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 10/10/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 11/14/2012 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 12/12/2012 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 29th day of December, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 405405 SUN 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 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 1451 2008 1144432-A0000710000 William Michael Radcliffe And Kathryn L. Radcliffe The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3589, 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 First Thursday in the month of December, 2011 which is the 1st day of December, 2011. Dated this 12th day of October, 2011 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 406099 CN 12/29/2011 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 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 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 19, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1K79A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Delivery, Placement & Maintenance of Sod until established in Highlands County. Budget Estimate: $136,000.00 E1K80A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Delivery, Placement & Maintenance of Sod until established in Okeechobee County. Budget Estimate: $136,000.00 E1K81A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Herbicide Application in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $49,833.00 E1K82A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Highway Lighting Maintenance in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $24,250.00 E1K83A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Mechanical Sweeping of Bridges, Curbs & Gutters in Hardee, Desoto, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $40,000.00 E1K84A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Herbicide Strip Application in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1K85A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Edging and Sweeping, Removal & Disposal of Vegetation from Curb & Gutter & Sidewalk Areas in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $110,152.00 E1K86A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, & Chemical Vegetation Control using inside Mowing Deck Application in Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $315,000.00 E1K87A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, Under Deck Herbicide Application & Edging & Sweeping in Desoto County. Budget Estimate: $342,000.00 E1K88A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal, Under Deck Herbicide Application & Edging & Sweeping in Hardee County. Budget Estimate: $251,500.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 406104 CB/CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 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 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 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. Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad. 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. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. NOTICE OF 2012 PUBLIC MEETINGS The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) announces public meetings to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida, DeSoto County, Florida, Hendry County, Florida, Lee County, Florida, Pasco County, Florida, and Polk County, Florida. The regular meetings for calendar year 2012 will be held on the following dates, times and locations: January 19, 2012 at 10:00 am, Golden Gate Community Center Room A&B, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116 February 23, 2012 at 9:00 am, MacDill AFB-Albert B. Arrighi Base Education Center & Base Library, Bldg. 252, 8102 Condor Street, Tampa, FL 33621 To include Strategic Planning Session and review of MacDill Utility System. March 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Central Florida Development Council, 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road, Auburndale, FL 33823 April 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm, West Pasco Government Center, Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 May 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Microtel Inn & Suites, 1320 Business Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 June 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Suncoast Estates Community Center, 2241 Case Lane, North Ft. Myers, FL 33917 July 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm, West Pasco Government Center, Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 August 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm, DeSoto County Administration Bldg., Commission Chambers, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266 September 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Golden Gate Community Center Room A&B, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116 October 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm, West Pasco Government Center, Commission Chambers, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 November 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Microtel Inn & Suites, 1320 Business Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 December 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm, Suncoast Estates Community Center, 2241 Case Lane, North Ft. Myers, FL 33917 For the February 23, 2012 meeting persons wishing to attend will be required to provide generally accepted of cial identi cation and are urged to contact the Board Clerk at the number below for access information. The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482 or (407) 629-6900, at least three business days prior to the date of the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA or (407) 629-6900. 406237 CN 12/29/2011 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 Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Shawano Water Control District for the Year 2012. Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, and the Annual Landowners Meeting will take place on the 4th Friday, in June, unless meeting date con icts with a holiday, and will take place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. Friday, January 20, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, February 17, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, April 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, June 22, 2012 8:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 20, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, August 17, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, October 19, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, December 21, 2012 8:30 a.m. By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Shawano Water Control District Dated this Tuesday, 20th day of December, 2011 406141 BGS 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000128 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT M. SHEFFER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2011 and entered in Case No. 22-2010CA-000128 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and ROBERT M. SHEFFER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMNG BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A CLARA SUE HELLARD, and TENANT #2 N/K/A DAFFENY L. ALBRITTON are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL 1 LOT 4, POLLYWOG CREEK, A MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 117 AND 118, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2 A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A 3 INCHES BY 3 INCHES CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF POLLYWOG CREEK SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 117 AND 118, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID POLLYWOG CREEK SUBDIVISION, 32.70 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 4 OF SAID SUBDIVISION ADN THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING OF THE LANDS HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 42.06 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 26 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, 129.89 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 40 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 4, 153.08 FEET TO SAID NORTH LINE OF POLLYWOG CREEK AND THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING. THERE IS A MOBILE HOME AFFIXED TO THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. (REDM)(1997), I.D. #(FLA14611078A&B). A/K/A 22530 SHAWNEE COURT, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 14, 2011. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Yarborough Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10033924**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.406123 CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT for the Calendar Year 2012. All meetings of the Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District Board of Supervisors will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month (unless meeting date con icts with a holiday) at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Florida/IFASEverglades Research and Educational Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Friday, January 13, 2012 Friday, February 10, 2012 Friday, March 9, 2012 Friday, April 13, 2012 Friday, May 11, 2012 Friday, June 8, 2012 Friday, July 13, 2012-ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, August 10, 2012 Friday, September 14, 2012 Friday, October 12, 2012 Friday, November 9, 2012 Friday, December 14, 2012 By: CHARLES F. SCHOECH, ESQ. Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District 406067 CGS 12/29/2011 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. 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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 NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Gladeview Water Control District for the Year 2012. The Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, and the Annual Landowners meeting will take place on the 4th Friday in June, unless meeting date con icts with a holiday, and will take place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Friday, January 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, March 16, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday May 18, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012 10:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, September 21, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, November 16, 2012 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Gladeview Water Control District Dated this 20th day of December, 2011 406142 BGS 12/29/2011 Public Notice Public Notice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000042 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff vs. CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN, ET AL Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 and subsequent Order entered Dec. 16, 2011 in Case No. 22-2010-CA-000042 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES, County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIOANL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRUC NGUYEN LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 11, 2005; GARY VUONG; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY VUOUG, IF ANY; GARY VUOUNG, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRUC NGUYEN LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 11, 2005; CABBAGE WOODS RANCHES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), whether living or not, and wheather said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through under or against the named Defendant(s) are the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, of the GLADES County Courthouse, Florida, at 11 a.m. on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Exhibit A Street Address: Lot 76 Cabbage Woods Ranches (Unrecorded) Being a parcel of land lying in a portion of Section 7, Township 36, South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. and being more Particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 7; Thence bear N 89 03 08 E, along the north line of Said Section 7, far a distance of 2071.75 feet to the point-of-beginning; thence continue N 89 03 08 E, Along said North line of Section 7, for a distance of 515.60 feet to a point; Thence bear SOO 09 20 E for a distance of 1732.09 feet to a point; Thence bear S 89 03 08: W for a distance .a distance of 61.91 feet to a point; Thence bear N 82 31 02 W for a distance a distance of 238.73 feet, to a point; Thence bear S 89 03 08 W for a distance of 217.06 feet to a point; Thence bear N 00 09 20 W for a distance of 1732.09 feet to the point-of-beginning. And being subject to any and all easements, Restrictions, Reservations and/or Rights-of-Way of record including. But not limited to. the following described easements: An easement for the purpose of utilities and drainage being nope particularly described as the North 50.00 feet of the above described parcel. And; An easement for the purpose of Ingress, Egress, Utilities and Drainage being hope particularly described as the south 50.00 feet of the above described parcel. And An easement for the purpose of utilities being mope particularly described as the east 5.00 feet and the West 5.00 feet of the above described property, together with that certain 60.00 feet ingress and egress easement as recorded in Ofcial Records Book 226, Page 37, of the Public Records of Glades County. Florida. Together with and subject to ease-ments for the purpose of ingress, egress, utilities and drainage, being more particularly described as follows: the West 100 00 feet of Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East. Glades County Florida. and the West 100 00 feet of Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County Florida. And lying in Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County Florida. being 100.00 feet in width, Lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. Thence bear S 00 09 20 E, along the West line of said Section 7, for a distance of 1538.15 feet to the point-of-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 60 38 32 E for a distance of 425.01 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03 08 E fora distance of 426. 25 feet to a point; thence bear N 87 21 34 E for a distance of 695.26 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03 08 E for a distance of 797.98 feet to a point; thence bear S 82 31 02 E for a distance of 238:73 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03 08 E for a distance of 400.00 feet to a point; thence bear N 77 55 39 E for a distance of 181.40 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03 08 E for a distance cfc 2779.79 feet to the intersection with the saw grass meander line & the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement.andthe South 100.00 feet to the West 1610.36 feet of Section 7, Township 33 South. Range 34 East, Glades County. Florida.And lying in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 33 East, Glades County. Florida. and in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. being 100.00 feet in width, and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 18, thence bear N 89 06 55 E, along the North line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18 52 E, along a line 35.00 feet East of and parallel with the west line of said Section 18. for a distance of 1333.18 Feet to the pointof-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 89 24 30 W for a distance of 2714.92 feet to the intersection with the west boundary line of the East one-half (1/ 2) of said Section 13, and the pointof-terminus of said centerline of Easement. and: lying in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section, thence bear N 89 06 55 E, along the North line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18 52 E, along a line 35.00 feet east of and parallel, with the West line of said Section 18 for a distance 1333.18 feet to the point-ofbeginning of said centerline of easement: thence bear N 891 12 14 E for a distance of 2013.56 feet to a point; thence bear S 46 12 22 E for a distance of 446.17 feet to a point; thence bear 558 58 29 E for a distance of 465.28 feet to a point; thence bear N 73 51 15 E for a distance of 435.90 feet to a point; thence bear N 46 49 59 E for a distance of 658.21 feel to a point; thence bear N 89 12 14 E for a distance of 3512.17 feet to a point; thence bear N 69 45 24 E for a distance of 359. 83 feet to a point; thence bear N 83 52 07 E for a distance of 116.53 feet to a point; thence bear S59 27 30 E for a distance of 251.19 feet to a point; thence bear S 89 19 08 E for a distance 780.42 feet to the intersection with the sawgrass meander line and the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement. And: lying in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 33 East, Glades County, Florida. and in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East. Glades County. Florida. being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the northwest corner of said Section 18. thence bear N 89 06 55 E, along the north line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18 52 E, along a line 35.00 feet east of and parallel with the West line of said Section 18. for a distance of 3999.50 feet to the pointof-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 89 20 12 W for a distance of 2049.60 feet to the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement. And: lying in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County. Florida being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described Centerline: Commence at the Northwest Corner of said Section 18, thence bear N 89 06 55 E, along the north line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18 52 E, along a line 35.00 feet East of and parallel with the West line of said Section 18, for a distance of 3850.53 feet to the point of beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear N 89 16 55 E for a distance of 383.59 feet to a point; thence bear S 45 43 05 E for a distance of 210.67 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 16 57 E for a distance of 4526.19 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 00 40 E for a distance of 2215.95 feet to the intersection with the Sawgrass Meander line and the point-of-terminus of said centerlineof Easement. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 16th day of December, 2011. JOE FLINT BY: /S/ Julie Yarborough, As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 500 Avenue J, Rm. 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, Phone No. (941) 335-2299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Service). 406252 CB/CN 12/29/2011 1/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty DATE: 1/24/12 SUBJECT AREA: 339 Homeless Students EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for homeless students. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.42, 1001.43, 1003.01(12) and 1003.21 F.S, The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 11431 11436; Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20 U.S.C. 6311 6315 CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.42, 1001.43, 1003.01(12) and 1003.21 F.S, The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 11431 11436; Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20 U.S.C. 6311 6315 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 homeless students. 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, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on January 24, 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. 405624 CN 12/29/2011 1/5,12/2012 CB 1/12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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County FCAT scores. Those scores have turned many heads around the state. All schools in the county have improved overall with third graders making waves with their high scores in math. Ninety-eight per-cent of all third graders either scored above the state average in math and placed well in other subjects. June 16: The lake level is slowly but surely falling. Currently, it is at 9.68 ft. It is the lowest level that Lake Okeechobee has been at in four years. The only other record left to break is the all-time low level of 8 feet that happened in 2000. June 23: On June 14, the Moore Haven Lions Club donated approximately 7 pounds of aluminum can tops and a check for $500 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. June 30: When Denix Lopez decided it was time to start a restaurant in Moore Haven, he thought about all of those bad economic indicators affecting such a decision. He thought about them long, and he thought about them hard, but eventually decided to take a chance on Moore Haven and open his rst ever restaurant.JulyJuly 7: It wasnt a complete shock when Frank Thomas, Moore Havens city manager, announced his retirement to city council members recently. He had been hinting to the board that he might be doing so weeks before the of cial announcement was recorded at the June 21 city council meeting. It was a decision that came after much thought and deliberation for the man w ith 40 years of government service to his credit. A sked if his council supported the decision, Mr. Thomas said he received warm wishes from the people he worked for the last few years of his professional career. July 14: In the wake of the retirement of former manager Frank Thomas, the city of Moore Haven began its search for a replacement. Franks last day will be on October 1 and he will be staying on to help in the selection and orientation of a new city manager. July 21: A Monday morning crash on U.S. 27 just south of C.R. 720 left a 16-year-old in the hospital in critical condition. The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. as the driver Lynda Michelle Hise was driving northbound on U.S. 27 in her 1993 Ford pickup. According to a report from Florida Highway Patrol, Hise lost control of her car, for reasons unknown, and corrected. She was able to get back onto the highway but could not maintain before losing control. July 28: A judge dismissed charges of incest and sexual activity against Samuel Patrick after he was found incompetent to proceed to trial at a recent court hearing, the 20th Judicial Circuit State Attorneys Of ce said this month.AugustAug. 4: The 2011 hurricane season has been a steady season for tropical activity. Tropical Storm Emily is the fth named storm of the season and the rst to threaten Florida. Forecasters have placed Florida within the cone of uncertainty projected. Aug. 11: A two-acre site has been chosen as a new re station that will serve Lakeport and Buckhead Ridge. Glades County Commissioners approved a 50-year lease with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection at their regular meeting on Tuesday that provides a two-acre site on State Road 78 for the new station. It will cost the county $300 per year to lease this property. Aug. 18: When InSPArations owner Hattie Taylor came up with the idea for opening a nail salon in Moore Haven, she was in a nail salon herself. As she went about having her nails done, the notion of having a business like it in Moore Haven became more and more a possibility. By the time she left, she was motivated to open one of her own. Aug. 25: A Moore Haven man was killed when the 13-foot Apache airboat he was operating struck a wood piling on Fisheating Creek. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) report stated that Keith Keller, 69, was taken Sunday, Aug. 21, to Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee where he was pronounced dead. The report by FWC Of cer Scott Van Buren went on to state that Mr. Keller suffered severe head and chest trauma.SeptemberSept. 1: The Glades County Youth Livestock Show has had much to happen this past year. Coming off a successful show last year, plans to update the eld and surrounding areas were planned and have, so far, been coming true. Recently the north side bleachers were covered and the south side bleachers will be fully up and covered in the next few weeks. Sept. 8: The Terriers hosted district opponent First Baptist Academy (Lions) of Naples, in their sea-son opener. The Terriers started their second season under Head Football Coach Maurice Belser Jr. Head Football Coach Billy Sparacio enters his third season with the Lions. Sept. 15: There are 11,100 people in Hendr y and Glades counties currently experiencing food insecurity. This means they dont have access to nutritious meals or dont know where their next meal will come from. These statistics are based on Feeding Americas recent Hunger in America report. Sept. 22: Glades County could change the way they handle management of community association buildings across the county, make rules and regulations standard and perhaps lower the legal liability the county faces. Sept. 29: The Dames Point Bridge in Jacksonville is 175 ft. high. For most, that is a common and unimportant a fact; the same as would appear in an episode of Jeopardy. For Shane Bryant, it was a persistent fact that he had to face when he dealt with a man intending to commit suicide.OctoberOct. 6: Area law enforcement of cers are learning the hard way that its much easier to arrest someone for being in possession of or selling K-2 or Spice than actually getting them before a judge. A law went into effect in Florida on Jul y 1 that banned the sale of synthetic marijuana, or cannabinoid. These legal substances are commonly referred to as K-2, Spice, Mr. Nice Guy, Genie, Yucatan Fire, Skunk and many other names. Oct. 13: A smash and grab burglary on Sept. 30 resulted in about $1,200 in property damage and the theft of over $3,500 in items. 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 Glades County Library now offers many of the newest releases of books available for loan on a 14 day basis. These include some of the most popular titles and most popular authors. Also, there are new DVDs available. Im Austin Moorhouse, a writer and member of the Friends of the Library and I would like to share with you some of the activities, events and opportunities with your Glades County Public Library. Did you know that the library offers free educational courses. Yes, I said free education! You cant ask for more than that. But, that isnt all. You can use the computers at the library or using your Glades library card, you can sign up for these courses online through the Heartland Library Cooperative and do your studies on your own home computer at your leisure and at your own pace. The library now has Universal Classes in 41 different major areas of study. Within each of these areas there are numerous courses for business, pleasure and continuing education. Some of these courses offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for those of you who need them to maintain your licenses and certi cations. You may get more information from your Glades County Public Library or online from the Heartland Library Cooperative. Also, check out our new self checkout machine at the library. You may check out two books with the Automatic Self-Checkout using only you library card.Glades County Public Library Friends of the Library REVIEWContinued 9 PHOTO / MARISOL PEREZThe re on Green Street fully engulfed one apartment building in mid-April. 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The theft occurred at the Glades Pawn Shop at 401 Highway 27 in Moore Haven, Glades County Sheriff Deputies said. Austin Hall, 18, Moore Hav en, and Donte Banks, 22, of Fort Myers, were both charged with criminal mischief of over $1,000, burglary to an unoccupied structure, and grand theft of a motor vehicle. Oct. 20: The last of the grocery stores in Moore Haven went out of business last week. The change is a devastating one, local of cials and leaders acceded. Without any other grocery store in the immediate area, residents will be forced to make the trek to the communities of Clewiston, LaBelle, or Okeechobee to buy the essential items they need from week to week. Oct. 27: In a report released by the Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida, Glades County was designated as a Medically Underserved Area. It is common knowledge that Glades County residents do not have many conveniences as others may have. While no one should consider health care a convenience, it has been something that the area has needed for years.NovemberNov. 3: The Palmdale Post Of ce may face consolidation or closure after a review is made by the U.S. Postal Service. After suffering a $10 billion loss, the Postal Service decided that cutbacks were necessary in order to maintain services. Nov. 10: The Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida published a study earlier this year which stated that Hendry County had no mental health professional serving the area. Refuting that claim are the mental health workers who, according to the study, are not supposed to exist. Nov. 17: When water managers recently renewed a lease on some of its Glades County property to a local cattle company, it raised a very serious question: Did that renewal violate state statute? And, according to the Florida Attorney Generals Of ce and the 1st and 4th District Courts of Appeals (DCA), the answer may be yes. Nov. 24: On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, November 13, beneath moss-covered cypress trees along the edge of Fisheating Creek at the FC Outpost and Campground, more than 100 people gathered to honor environmental warrior Ellen Peterson in what she requested as her last wish: A going away celebration at Fisheating Creek and at her sanctuary in Estero, Happehatchee.DecemberDec. 1: Residents believe Glades County to be an amazing place thats home to great people, an abundance of natural resources, and a diverse agricultural landscape. The people of Glades County are varied in their heritage, colorful in their history, and strong in their faith. Small schools, dedicated teachers and low crime rates are additional testaments to the areas sense of community. Dec. 8: The 4-H Swine Clubs-Raisin Pork Pride from Hendry County led by Michelle Rayburn and Rooters from Glades County led by Ragen and Laura Mathis along with help from Pigs & Co. also from Hendry County led by Mirand a Whidden, held their rst Annual Swine Prospect Show this past Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Hendr y County Fairgrounds. Dec. 15: Florida landowners Lykes Bros., Inc. and A. Duda & Sons, Inc. will implement a master-planned international logistics center on 4,700 acres in central southern Florida and have named the international commercial real estate rm of Cushman & Wake eld to begin marketing the facility. Dec. 22: The Florida Highway Patrol is re-porting that an elderly man, Lynwood Ellis Brown, 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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 29, 2011 BY MARIE CHAPMANGlades and Hendry County Volunteer Fireghters held their state mandated Live Burn on Dec. 10 at the Glades County gun range. A burn building, made to state speci cations from two 40 foot conex containers, is fueled with wood pallets and hay to create smoke and heat conditions simulating a house re. These classes teach the volunteers how to ght interior res by having them experience smoke and heat conditions. They learn how to use different re streams to cool down the atmosphere and extinguish the re. The most important aspect of the training is teaching them how to stay safe in these conditions. Temperatures reached 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit at the ceiling during the drills and Safety Of cers continually monitored interior conditions by watching and listening with a Thermal Imaging device. Neal Chapman, lead instructor, was assisted by John Biggs and Jerry Watson of Glades County, and Bob Media from Hendry County. Miami Beach Fire Department Live Burn instructors came in to help our counties for the second year in a row. Chief John Howard, Fire ghters Matt Fisikelli, Russ Chisholm, and David Frazier volunteered their time to help run the drills. Volunteers from both Glades and Hendry County assisted setting up equipment for the drills. Their help was immensely appreciated. The class consisted of 14 volunteers this year. They were Edward Hammond, Mechelle Jette, Cutter Pearce and Jared Smith from Glades County. Timmy Allen, Phillip Berry, Kyle Davidson, Steve Garcia, Robert Hunton, Jason Lott, Mark Mackay, Gabriel Puente, Pedro Rangel, and Robert Stewart from Hendry County. Classes will be completed by the end of January 2012. Anyone interested in becoming a State Certi ed volunteer needs to contact their local volunteer re station and join them. New classes will be held in September 2012 through January 2013. The Volunteers hope you will join them. Glades and Hendry Live Burn SUBMITTED PHOTO REVIEWContinued 19