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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: 02-16-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 84 No. 2 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Expedition puts focus on wildlife corridor ...Page 3 Annual luncheon and fashion show Saturday ... page 20 Glades County residents arrested ... Page 19 Improvements to locks will help save manatees ... Page 6 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Leslie FulfordBaby Miss Chalo NitkaTrinity Jade Guerry was crowned 2012 Baby Miss Chalo Nitka at the pageant held recently in Moore Haven. The Miss Chalo Nitka Queen Pageant will be held on Feb. 18 in the Moore Haven HIgh School Auditorium. For more on the pageant and other local events on the calendar this week, see Glades at a Glance on page 9. Glades County Democrat/ Katrina ElskenBrighton Seminole Reservation Tribal Representative Andy Bowers and Junior Miss Florida Seminole Jaryaca Baker (also of Brighton) were on hand for the Battle of Okeechobee Re-Enactment and festival on Feb. 4 and 5 at the battle site park in Okeechobee County. They encourage everyone to come out to Brighton for the Brighton Seminole Field Day Festival Feb. 16-19. Brighton Seminole Field Day and Rodeo is this weekend. The festival originated in 1938 as a day of sporting events and arts and crafts competitions for members of the Seminole Tribe. William P. Boehmer and his wife Edith—teachers at the original Brighton Day School—originated the festival as a way to bring Seminoles from other reservations together for some friendly competition. Over the years, the event evolved into a festival that is open to the public and showcases Seminole and other Native American arts, crafts, dances and traditions. On Friday, the festival hosts “Kids Day” which is Brighton Seminole festival and rodeo this weekendSee FESTIVAL — Page 19 The Glades County Commission Tuesday instituted a burn ban in Glades County, requested by the deputy manager for public safety, in coordination with the Division of Forestry. In previous years, Glades County has had an ordinance to ban unauthorized burning during dry seasons to reduce the number of res that often threaten property and life. “The Board of County Commissioners has determined, in part pursuant to the advice and recommendations of Count y Glades County under burn banSee COUNTY — Page 19

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 Public Forum/Speak Out Local News in Brief Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Florida State ArchivesLooking Back ...This photo from 1950 shows Charley Micco and grandson Fred Smith on horseback on Brighton Seminole Reservation. Do you have an old photo to share? Email a jpg copy to gcdnews@newszap.com. Please include the date and place the photo was taken and if known, the names of those in the photo. Editor’s note: Readers are invited to post their comments for this column on the Glades County Democrat web site. Go to www.newszap.com, click on “Glades County.” On the Glades County page, click on “Local issues post y our opinion,” to comment on a current discussion thread or start a new one. You may also leave comments on the Glades County Democrat page on Facebook or email your comments to gcdnews@newszap.com, or mail your comments to Glades County Democrat Editor, c/o Okeechobee News, 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D, Okeechobee, Florida 34973. Comments on all issues of local interest are welcome. Some of the topics currently under discussion include the following:Bikes with no lights I would like to know who I can talk to about people riding bikes at night with no lights or re ectors. I live in Buckhead Ridge, and I have to go to work at 6 a.m. and each morning I have narrowly missed someone on his bike with no lights and no re ectors on Hwy. 78. I missed him by mere inches. Something needs to be done about this problem! And indeed it is a problem. At 6 or 7 a.m. there ought to be someone patrolling this area or someone will lose a life! And then who will be at fault?  Anyone who rides a bike in the dark w ithout re ectors or lights is just asking for trouble. Especially when it is foggy, it is very hard for drivers to see very far on State Road 78. Much of that road has no street lights. If someone gets hit, it will not be driver’s fault, but it certainly would be a terrible thing to know you hit someone.Forget the bad? On the news they are talking about a new drug that lets you forget the bad memories and keep the good ones. It seems to me that the bad things that happen in your life teach you important lessons. If you forget all the bad things that ever happened to you, w ouldn’t you lose the knowledge gained? W ould you want to just “forget” all of your bad memories?  The bad experiences and the good experiences made me who I am. I would not w ant to forget that. But I can see where a drug like that would be helpful treating someone with very traumatic memories, such as rape, torture or seeing someone murdered.Dogs in the trash Find out when the trash man comes by your neighborhood and don’t leave the cans out any longer than you have to. I never put the garbage out at night because all night long the dogs and wild animals are roaming around looking for food.  It is frustrating that people just let their dogs run loose, or worse, decide they don’t want to bother with the dogs anymore and just dump them. Does Glades County even have an animal control of cer?  Glades County has a very good Animal Control Of cer. Mr Queen does a ne job. He is only one man servicing the entire county, plus taking care of the dogs and other animals at the holding site—a lot of work for one person. I think people need to take on some personal responsibility and make sure trash cans have secure lids. Animal owners should make sure their pets are home where they should be and not out roaming. People should not be putting out food for strays, that in turn encourages wildlife to come and feed on it, then look for leftovers in trash when they come to feed. Only set out trash cans on the pick-up day and wash them out on a regular basis to help control smells that draw in wildlife. Pet owners, do the right thing and spay and neuter your pets to help control the over population of unwanted pets. Pet owners, STOP dumping your cats and dogs. NO, they cannot defend themselves in the wild. They will die a slow and painful death. Do what is right for them if you can no longer feed and house them.Gator wrestling The Seminole Brighton Festival is coming up soon. It makes me think of the alligator wrestling last year. The video taken by a spectator was all over the internet. The video was even on TV on Tosh.0. I remember in the interview after he got out of the hospital, the gator wrestler said people like to watch because it is dangerous and he was happy the video was on youtube because more people would see it  I never cared much about alligator wrestling, but the rodeo at the Brighton Festival has plenty of excitement. I like their arena better than the covered Agri-Civic Center in Okeechobee. Narcotics Anonymous meetsNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more information, please call 863-634-4780.Tobacco cessation classes availableNew tobacco cessation classes are available at the Moore Haven Public Library. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is provided by attending the classes. Please contact Angelica Pena to register, or for more information call 863-902-3019.Democrats to elect delegates Florida’s Congressional Districts will caucus at a convention to be held in Tampa on June 2 and 3 to elect Congressional District Delegates for the Democratic Party. Glades Count y DEC Chair Ellen Geake says that two candidates from Glades County, one man and one woman, will be selected by a caucus of local Democrats on May 5. For more information, call Ellen Geake at 239-290-9236 for Glades County or Joe Thomas at 863-612-0413 for LaBelle.

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BY GARY E. BITNERBack roads to the west of Lake Okeechobee w ill be the backdrop for the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition over the next week, as a photographer, bear biologist, and lmmaker continue their cross-Florida trek from Flamingo in Everglades National Park to the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia. They are scheduled to cross State Road 70 somewhere west of Okeechobee on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Along the way, the hardy travelers will move through public and private wilderness via kayak, bicycle and on foot in order to call attention to the urgent need for the establishment of a wildlife corridor from one end of Florida to the other. The corridor is needed, they say, for the movement of w ater and animals, especially animals that need a wide range for breeding in order to ensure the genetic health of their species. Members of the expedition recently stopped at Billie Swamp Safari on the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation. They were warmly welcomed by Seminole leaders, who strongly supported their conservation outreach efforts. "The Tribe has always made it a part of their w ay of life to take care of the land," said Tony Sanchez, President of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., and Vice Chairman of the Tribal Council. "Being in the woods was always part of how we grew up. We had to pay respect to our surroundings." Mr. Sanchez, Seminole Tribe of Florida Board Member Joe Frank, and Billie Swamp Safari Director Jacob Osceola Jr. were among a group of Seminoles and friends who were on hand to show their support for the adventurous trip from the bottom to the top of Florida. Florida folk music and lunch were shared with the three visiting trekkers: photographer Carlton Ward Jr., bear biologist Joe Guthrie and lmmaker Elam Stoltzfus, w ho is documenting the expedition for public television. The trio is quick to point out that many educators, conservationists and government of cials have long been focused on establishing a wildlife corridor, which all consider critical to a healthy environmental future for Florida. They say their 400+-mile off-road trek through wilderness, rivers and swamps is all about building awareness of the hard work of many committed conservationists throughout the state. "People have been working toward a wildlife corridor for a very long time," said Mr. Ward, who posts many of his expedition photographs to Facebook as part of a focus on public awareness. "We're following the Florida Ecological Greenways Network, critical linkages created by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and scientists at the University of Florida." "We're trying to be a lens into these landscapes and the stories people have toward conservation. Crossing the Big Cypress National Preserve, the diversity of animals out there was really incredible," said Mr. Guthrie. "We saw tracks for panthers and bears, plus otter, fox, bobcat, opossum, raccoon and rabbit." The health of Florida's black bear population is a critical issue, says Guthrie, a bear biologist. Estimates of the state's bear population run from over two thousand to over three thousand bears, with the largest population in Big Cypress and the highest density in Ocala National Forest. Smaller bear populations pocketed in other parts of Florida need to stay connected to stay healthy, he says. Added Ward Ward, "What can happen, if you're not careful, is that you could turn these places into islands; these places need to be connected so that water can move and wildlife can move." Seminole Tribe Board Member Joe Frank said it was his pleasure to welcome members of the Expedition to the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation and Billie Swamp Safari. "Florida is losing wildlife habitat by the minute," said Mr. Frank. "The Tribe has always taken development at a slower pace, so we can take into account wildlife concerns. We're at the epicenter of panther habitat. We thank you for trying to raise awareness of it." Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner also met the trekkers at Billie Swamp Safari. "We're excited about this group here," he said. "We're excited about you being in Hendry County. I hope this gains a lot of traction." Margaret England, president of the HendryGlades Audobon Society, said, "This is raising awareness of inland Florida, the heart blood o f Florida, because of the water. This brings awareness of the diversity of habitat that birds need for food, shelter and water." Following their stop at Billie Swamp Safari, south of Clewiston, the group headed north and then west along the Caloosahatchee River, before turning north again and then tracking back east toward Lake Okeechobee. They also plan a stop at the Brighton Seminole Reservation, crossing U.S. 27 several times as they head north toward Sebring. From there, the route passes east of Orlando, as the expedition heads north to the Florida-Georgia state line. They plan to cross a combination of public and private land, much of it owned by large landholders who are sympathetic to the goals of the group. Members of the expedition say conservation easements support local landowners and help to establish the wildlife corridor. The trip hasn't been without its minor mishaps, according to the team. Just as they began their trip at Flamingo in Everglades National Park, a battery caught re on board their boat. And early one evening, as they were trying to make up time while daylight slipped away, they accidentally poled up onto the backs of two alligators. Both incidents ended safely, if not quietly. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 Members of Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Trek Through Region to Raise Awareness PHOTO / GARY BITNERAt Billie Swamp Safari, a videographer from the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition lms Tony Sanchez, President of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., and Vice Chairman of the Tribal Council. PHOTO / GARY BITNERMembers of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition are, from left to right, photographer Carlton Ward Jr., bear biologist Joe Guthrie and lmmaker Elam Stoltzfus.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 81.Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind between 5 and 7 mph. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 8 mph. Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind between 7 and 13 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind between 6 and 8 mph. Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Monday: A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. 13.13 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southeast wind between 7 and 11 mph.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Charlotte J. Norwood, 72CLEWISTON — Charlotte J. Norwood, age 72, of Clewiston, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Clewiston. Charlotte was born Nov. 23, 1939, in Cape Charles, Va., and had lived in Clewiston for 22 y ears. She is survived by her son, Christopher Norw ood of Pennsylvania; daughter, Lisa Norwood of Florida. Charlotte had two grandsons, Katlin and Mason. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erskin Lamar “Buck” Norwood in 2004. The funeral service took placed Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston with Renee Zahn of ciating. Interment followed in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral HomeClewiston.Diane Louise Grif thMAYFIELD, Ky. — Diane Louise Grif th, artist, w riter, teacher, was born Sept. 2, 1946. She passed away J an. 19, 2012, at her home in May eld, Ky. She had been a resident of Clewiston, Fla., for 26 y ears. She is surv ived by her husband, Lonza Grif th J r. Services will be 6 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Clewiston. Johnnie D. Harper, 90CANAL POINT — Johnnie D. Harper, 90, of Canal Point, passed away Feb. 7, 2012, at Royal Manor in Royal Palm Beach. He was born July 14, 1921 in Douglas, Ga., to Doc and Ollie Harper. Mr. Harper proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith and worked as a mechanic. Mr. Harper was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Harper; son, Charles D. Harper, Sr.; daughter, Shirley Ann Harper; and granddaughter, Jeannie Lynnette Dixon. He is survived by his brother, Bubba Harper of Adel, Ga.; ve grandchildren; and many greatgrandchildren. Visitation was 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Canal Point Baptist Church. Funeral services followed at 12 p.m. with Pastor Doug Nickalson of ciating. Interment followed at Port Mayaca Cemetery. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. €Life Insurance €Annuities €Health Insurance €IRARollover C a l l o r e m a i l f o r a f r e e q u o t e T o m W a l s h2 5 0 S A u s t r a l i a n A v e W e s t P a l m B e a c h F Lt w a l s h 2 @ m e t l i f e c o m 5 6 1 2 0 7 2 3 0 6 SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. 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LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 OBITUARIES The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will host a public meeting Thursday, Feb. 16, to discuss the scheduled temporary closure of the Moore Haven Lock on the Okeechobee Waterway from April 2 May 25 during installation of the Manatee Protection System (MPS). The meeting will be held in the South Florida Operations Of ce conference room, 525 Ridgelawn Rd., Clewiston, Fla. An open house will be held at 6 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. Technical experts will be available before and after the formal presentation to provide information and answer questions about the project. “Work is tentatively scheduled to begin April 2 when water levels are lower and will take approximately two months to complete, prior to the start of hurricane season,” said Al Bruns, USACE project manager. “The purpose of this meeting is to provide information on the installation process and answer any questions or concerns.” No boating traf c will be allowed to use the Moore Haven Lock during the installation process which consists of de-watering the lock, mounting the MPS to the lock gates, testing of the system and re-watering the lock. The Manatee Protection System has been manufactured and above-ground xtures have been installed. Work is expected to take no more than two months to complete. Installation of the MPS is part of the Manatee Pass Gates project, with the primary goal of safeguarding Florida’s endangered manatees from serious injury or death at water control structures and navigation locks by modifying these structures with the MPS. Using a set of acoustic transmitters and receivers, the MPS detects the West Indian Manatee and prevents the gates from closing and harming the protected animal. The Manatee Pass Gates project received authorization in the Energy and Water Development Appropriation Act of 1994. The project is located in southeast Florida at selected Okeechobee Waterway and Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) project navigation locks and water control structures located in areas within West Indian manatee habitat. The federal government listed the West Indian manatee as an endangered species in 1967, and actively began protecting the manatee under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973. To this day, the manatee remains on the endangered species list. The primary goal of the Manatee Pass Gates project is to safeguard Florida’s endangered manatees from serious injury or death at water control structures and navigation locks by modifying these structures with a manatee protection system (MPS). This system is designed to detect the West Indian manatee and prevent the gates from closing and harming the protected animal. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, south Florida’s water control structures and navigation locks were once the second highest cause of human-related manatee deaths in the state. The ood gates and canal locks potentially kill manatees by crushing or drowning them. The MPS consists of a set of acoustic transmitters and receivers that run from the bottom of the gates to the water line. The MPS turns on when the gates are approximately 15 percent from the fully-closed position. If the signal between the sensors is interrupted by a manatee, the lock gates automatically stop. After a programmed delay to allow the obstruction to clear, the gates will attempt to close again. If the obstruction is clear, the gates will close. If the obstruction is still present, the gates will stop again. New Gate System on Lock Would Protect Manatees SUBMITTED PHOTO Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.63/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.47/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 51.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 18.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 12.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 34.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “Retail gasoline prices have continued to slowly rise across a majority of the United States,” said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “With the exception of one stateWyomingall states are seeing their gasoline prices averaging over $3/gallon again, with some of the largest citiesNew York City and Los Angeles closing in on $4/gallon,” DeHaan said. Gas Price UpdateYour community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced Friday that it will continue releasing water from Lake Okeechobee, sending additional fresh water into the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The new release began Feb. 10. The Corps is making the release in a pulse-like manner to mimic a rainfall event, similar to releases that began on Dec. 16. The target ow to the Caloosahatchee Estuary for this release is an average of 450 cubic feet per second (cfs) over a seven-day period, as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) east of Fort Myers. Water managers expect this release of water to help to push back saltwater intrusion, which will have other associated bene ts to the estuary. The low volume releases are expected to help push back saltwater intrusion, reducing impacts and degradation of the freshwater tapegrass and other submerged aquatic vegetation. Friday, the lake stage was at 13.20 feet. The lake is currently within the Operational Band of the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (2008 LORS). At current levels, the Corps may make releases up to 450 cfs to the Caloosahatchee Estuary and 200 cfs to the St Lucie. The Corps and partner agencies will continue to closely monitor and assess system conditions, and may decrease releases if local basin runoff contributes to ows. Corps to Continue Water Releases From Lake Event returns, demonstrates county’s strong agricultural rootsBY JOSE JESUS ZARAGOZA e Clewiston NewsThe upcoming Ag Expo in Clewiston is promising to be such a worthwhile event that even Adam Putnam will be stopping by to pay a visit. The Florida Commissioner of Agriculture will be in Clewiston, visiting local schools and plans to attend the expo. "He feels strongly enough about Hendry County's ag contributions to come down from sessions," shares Susan Jordan, with the Hendry Economic Development Council. Putnam will deliver the keynote speech at the expo, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. Last year's inaugural ag expo was a complete success, according to the Hendry County EDC, with many folks coming to the Clewiston area to participate in the events of the day. It was a great sight: heavy equipment lled the grounds near the Clewiston Golf Course where the event was staged, and auctioneers made their way in a mobile unit, farmers making their best bid on various tractors and other farm equipment. The idea was the result of a brainstorm between U.S. Sugar and the Hendry EDC to showcase the strong agricultural roots of the area. According to Jordan, ag shows are popular all around the country and South Florida, but have been missing from the local landscape. "Well, why not?" the parties asked themselves and the expo got its start. As many as 1,000 people attended the heavy equipment auction alone last year. The hope heading into this year's event is that more local residents will come out for the expo. In line with that goal, the organizers have rounded up distributors showing off their newest equipment and technology. Exhibitions and demonstrations will be held while "acres and acres of used equipment" are auctioned, said Jordan. The event kicks off at 8 a.m. and winds down at sunset at the Clewiston Air Strip at the end of San Luiz Avenue. According to organizers, the event is held in conjunction with the Weeks Sugarland Heavy Equipment Auction. Other details: At 10 a.m., UF/IFAS will be coordinating a Biofuels Symposium to "dispel any myths about biofuels in South Florida." The Clewiston FFA members will be selling grilled luncheon as a fund raiser for their chapter. The event is free and so is the parking. Putnam to Appear at Ag Expo BY PAT DOBBINSHave a heart ... think about "going green"! The 3 R's of the green slogan reduce, reuse, and recycle offer basic guidance for working toward a cleaner, healthier environment. Two great places to start are at home and at work. Recycling involves taking a product at the end of its useful life and re-processing all or part of it to make another product. Recycling is a simple way that you, as a consumer, can help out the environment and help preserve our natural resources from being depleted. So, get involved and get green. So many items used in our modern lifestyles can be recycled. Here are some:ElectronicsCDs and DVDs, Cell Phones, Computer Monitors, Computers, DVD Players, Inkjet Cartridges, MP3 Players, Of ce Machines, Televisions, VCRs, Video Games, and Consoles.PlasticNumber Four Plastic, LDPE, Number Six Plastic, Polystyrene, Number Seven Plastic, Plastic Bags, Plastic Bottles, Plastic Casing, and PVC. Not all communities collect plastics, and not all plastics are recyclable. Follow the guidelines for your local community by nding out more from the county recycling department. Only recycle those plastics that are allowed. Remove plastic lids and rings from containers because often they are not recyclable. Rinse out containers and atten them before placing them in recycling bins. The smell of sour milk coming from a discarded milk jug is pretty nasty and can attract animals and insects.PaperBooks, Brown Paper Bags, Cardboard, Cartons, Catalogs, Computer Paper, Magazines, Mail, Newspapers, Paperboard, and Phone Books. Most municipalities will accept different types of paper. Paper should be sorted by type. Construction paper, brightly colored "astro bright" papers, and greasy or waxed coated papers aren't allowed because they can ruin a batch of paper which is being recycled. These must be thrown in the garbage. Toilet paper, tissues, tissue paper, and paper towels must also go in the garbage as well.CardboardCardboard can also be recycled in most communities. Your cardboard should be attened for easy pickup. Do not recycle cardboard that is greasy (such as pizza or donut boxes) or wax coated (such as meat and certain produce boxes). The wax and grease can ruin an entire batch of cardboard that is being recycled. How can you tell if the cardboard is wax coated? Scratch your nger over the surface; if you see wax under your ngernails, it means the cardboard needs to be tossed in the garbage.MetalsAerosol Cans, Aluminum Cans, Aluminum Foil, Metal, Clothes Hangers, and Steel. Most communities take cans of all types. Before tossing metals in the recycling bin, rinse the cans thoroughly to remove all traces of food. Food particles can attract insects and; food contaminants can ruin a batch of recycling. Also try to remove the paper label and atten before throwing in the recycling bin.GlassGlass must also be rinsed, and sorted by color. Remove the lids and bottle tops since these can contaminate the batch of glass recycling. Do not include mirrors, dishes, light bulbs, or ceramics. Here are a few handy tips: Collect newspapers in a paper grocery bag or in tied bundles (Did you know that it takes up to 75,000 trees to produce one Sunday edition of the New York Times!) Don't recycle wet cardboard. It can clog sorting machines. Throw it away to keep it from contaminating the rest of the load. Don't recycle bottle tops; they're not made from the same plastic as recyclable bottles. But if you forget, don't sweat it. They'll be sorted down the line. (Quick fact: The energy saved by recycling one plastic bottle can power a computer for 25 minutes.) Rinse cans, but crushing isn't required. The aluminum can is the most common as well as the most valuable recycled item in the United States. It can be recycled again and again, and so ef ciently that a can is regenerated and back on the shelf in as little as 60 days.CleaningDon't worry if you can't get the lime out of the beer bottle or the last of the peanut butter from the jar. The recycler's machinery will zap all contaminants. But do empty and rinse glass jars and containers. Here are some ways that things are recycled: Plastic soda bottles can be recycled into pillow ll. Plastic milk bottles, detergent bottles can be recycled into new detergent bottles. Take-out boxes and shampoo bottles can be recycled into drainage and irrigation pipes. Grocery bags and shrink wrap can be recycled into new bags. Yogurt containers and bottle caps can be recycled into plastic lumber. Packing peanuts can be recycled into plastic lumber. Note: Squeezable ketchup bottles and microwavable dishes can't be recycled. Don't contribute to dangerous seepage in land lls by throwing hazardous materials in the garbage. Please take these items to special locations in your community where they can be disposed of properly. One of the most common contaminant that recycling centers may deal with is plastic bags. Many folks properly sort their recycling but then use a plastic bag to dispose of the recyclables. Others will drop empty plastic bags into plastic recycling. Plastic grocery bags should be placed in a recycling bin at your local grocery store. Dry cleaning bags and hangers can be returned to the dry cleaners. Following these tips helps to keep recycling centers operating at maximum ef ciency. It will also reduce bad odors and help keep animals from rooting around your recycling bins. But most importantly of all, it will prevent perfectly good recyclables from ending up in the land ll, and, therefore, help to keep the environment cleaner and healthier for everybody. That's why being green is so important! Tips for Recycling

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF CHANGE TO CODE OF ORDINANCES CONCERNING PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICSThe Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida proposes to adopt the following by ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-53-2.2, LAND USE CLASSIFICATIONS, TABLE 53-1, TABLE OF USE REGULATIONS, SECTION 1-53-3.8, PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS, AND CREATING SECTION 1-53-6.18, GOVERNING PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held before the Board of County Commissioners on February 28, 2012, at 5:05 p.m., Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such hearing, he/ she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of“ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonOne of the most abundant and boldly colored birds in North America is the Red-winged Blackbird. The male is a stocky, broad, glossy blackbird w ith red-and-yellow shoulder badges. This stocky bird has a conical bill and medium-length tail. Females are streaky brown with a pale breast and often have a whitish eyebrow. Young birds resemble the female, but are paler below and have buff feather fringes. The Red-winged Blackbird’s call is a high whistle with the male’s song a scratchy “conk-la-ree” and the female’s song a “chit chit chit chit chit teerr.” The oldest recorded Red-winged Blackbird was 15 years and nine months old. In inland Florida, Red-winged Blackbirds are a permanent resident that is found around freshw ater ponds and marshes in rural and urban areas. Their diet consists of weed and grass seeds, grains, insects and other invertebrates. During the breeding season they are found throughout Florida where they nest in loose colonies. Females build nests by winding stringy plant material around stems of cattails, marsh plants or small shrubs. She adds wet leaves or decayed w ood to the woven nest then she plasters the inside with mud. When nished the nest is four to seven inches across and three to seven inches deep. Three to four eggs with pale blue-green to gray with black or brown makings are laid from March to July. The eggs hatch within to 12 days with the young edging in nine to 10 day. Become a “Citizen Scientist” and help report Red-winged Blackbirds and other bird species during the 2012 GBBC. It is easy for youth and adults to submit lists daily for 15-minute or more observations of birds you can identify for any or all days during the Feb. 17-20 to the GBBC web site at www.birdsource.org/gbbc. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston. To reserve one of these free trips or to request information about Great Backyard Bird Count contact Margaret England by e-mail at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon. The Big “O” Birding Festival will be held March 28-31. Join us for the largest bird-themed event in South Central Florida, located on the Southwest shores of Lake Okeechobee, the state’s largest lake. Wide vistas of blue skies, oak-canopied rivers, quaint, small, antique towns and farming communities offer visitors a taste of inland Florida. Some of the state’s rarest plants and animals are found here including the Snail Kite, Florida Scrub Jay and Florida panther. For information or to volunteer, call 863-6755264 or e-mail bigobirding2012@gmail.com. Please visit their web site at www.bigobirdingfestival.com or www.twitter.com/BOBF2012 or www.facebook.com (search for big o birding festival 2012). Inland Birding Fun: Red-winged Blackbird (RWBL) PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEMale Red-winged Blackbird.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 Legion serves lunchSupport your local veterans on Feb. 16 by attending the American Legion lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 575 Riverside Drive in Moore Haven. There will be a donation fee for food. Veterans will receive free tea. The lunch is “eat in” only. For more information or for tickets, please call 863-946-1281.Friends of the Library to host book saleRemember the book sale at the Glades County Public Library. Find that book of short stories or that cookbook with those famous recipes that you always wanted. There w ill be hundreds of books to choose from on all kinds of subjects. Fiction and nonction books, educational books, arts and crafts books and who knows what else. This sale will be held in the conference room of the Library Feb. 16-17. Books will be sold for a dollar a pound. You can’t nd a better deal than that!Mini Health Fairs plannedThe Glades County Health Department w ill offer mini health fairs in February. The health fairs are free and open to the public. They will include free blood pressure, w eight, pulse, and oxygen checks and are scheduled as follows:  The Glades RV Resort on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 9 a.m.  Hope Connections in Moore Haven, W ednesday, Feb. 29, at 11:30 a.m.  Sportsman Village on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 10:30 a.m.  M-RV Park on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 9 a.m. For more information, please contact Tabitha Yebba at 863-233-1305.Brighton Baptist Church hosts revival this weekendRevival services begin at Brighton Baptist Church this week with Evangelist, Brother Ed Ritchie. Kaila and Dustin Vargo will bring the special music. The Revival Service will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday; the Sunday morning service will begin at 10:40 a.m. For those who come early Friday, Feb. 17, a sh fry will be served at 5 p.m. Brighton Baptist Church is located 24050 State Road 70 West; for more information, call 863-763-3063.Party Under the Bridge bene ts Wounded WarriorsThe third annual Party Under the Bridge w ill be held Saturday, Feb. 18, starting at 11 a.m. downtown in Moore Haven under the bridge. The event will feature a live band, great food, vendors, raf es, a car show, cornhole games and horseshoes. Proceeds will bene t the Wounded Warriors Project If you w ould like to be a vendor at the event, call 863-946-0017. For more information contact Karen, rkharp@msn.com or vrat61@hotmail.com. The Party Under the Bridge will go on, rain or shine!Knights of Columbus hold dinners in BHRThe Knights of Columbus of St. Theresa Catholic Church, at Hwy. 78 W. and Chobee Loop in Buckhead Ridge, will hold a turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Saturday, Feb. 18 All meals include a dessert and choice of beverage. Dinner served from 4:30–6:30 p.m. (takeout is available). Donation of $8, adults and $3 children. Proceeds will go to church projects.Spaghetti dinner in OrtonaThe Ortona Community Association will hold a spaghetti buffet dinner on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the OCA Hall, on Ortona Road (Highway 78A). This popular all-you-can-eat buffet features delicious pasta with meat sauce, and includes garlic bread, tossed salad, green beans, dessert, coffee and iced tea for $6 (advance purchase) or $7 at the door. For advance tickets or reservations, contact Fran Way at 863675-7880 or email franwayrn@aol.com.Valentine Dance in LakeportBring your valentine to the Lakeport Community Center, Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., for an evening of music provided by “Havin’ Fun.” Bring nger foods to share. Beverages will be available. No alcoholic drinks. Donations will be accepted. Everyone is welcome whether to dance or listen. For more information, call Becky at 863-946-3210 or Betty at 863-946-3560.Animal Adventures plans open house on SaturdayOn Saturday, Feb. 18, Animal Adventures, 5001 S.W. Rucks Dairy Road (off State Road 70, west of the Kissimmee River), will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to come and see the lion cubs “MJ” and “NEWG”, born Jan. 14. Animal Adventures is home to 25 big cats (lions, tigers, cougars and more) along with bears, baboons, alligators, birds and other native and non-native animals. Staff members will be available to give guided tours and to mingle with the public with reptiles, birds, tarantuls and alligators. For more information online go to www.animaladventureslive.com or call 863-447-6050.Chalo Nitka Pageant plannedThe Miss Chalo Nitka Pageant will be held Feb. 18, in the Moore Haven High School Auditorium. The Princess Pageant (Grades 4-6) will begin at 5 p.m. with the Junior Miss Pageant (Grades 7-9) immediately following. The Queen Scholarship Pageant begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and those under age 5 will be admitted free.VFW Auxiliary hosts breakfastThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Ladies Auxiliary 9528 will have their monthly Wednesday night dinner on Feb. 29, starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please call Buckhead Ridge VFW at 863-467-2882North Lake Estates Quilters plan annual quilt showNorth Lake Estates Quilters, North Lake Estates RV Resort, 12044 E. SR 78, Lakeport, will host their Biannual Quilt Show on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $2. Quilts and quilted items will be displayed. Homemade fabric goods will be on sale. There will be quilting demonstrations and a drawing for a quilt as well as door prizes. Lunch will be available.Garden Club plans auctionThe Lakeport Garden Club will host a bene t auction on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11:30 a.m. behind Cheers & Beers on State Road 78 in Lakeport. The club is accepting donations of items for the auction (NO clothes). Bring donated items to the auction before 10 a.m. or call B.J. at 863-634-1376 for pickup. There will also be drawings for prizes. Barbecued chicken dinners will served for $7 per person.Glades County Gun Club to host shooting eventThe Glades County Gun Club will have a shooting event on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Glades County Sheriff’s Department Gun Range located on Hwy 78 E and Gun Club Road. Gate will open at 8 a.m., safety brie ng and pistol shooting will begin immediately thereafter. Shotgun and Ri e shooting will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until closing at noon. Safety glasses and hearing protection are required. If you have any questions please call David Whidden at 863-675-2487.Garden Club plans golf tourneyThe Lakeport Garden Club will host their Third Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 10, at 8 a.m. at the Blue Heron Golf Club, 1925 S.E. Ninth Avenue in Okeechobee. The tournament will feature a best ball, shotgun start. Entry is $40 per golfer. There will be prizes for rst, second, third and last place, longest drive and closest to pin. There will also be door prizes. Lunch will be barbecued pork sandwiches with chips. For more information, call Glenda at 863-946-1794.BHR VFW plans activitiesLocated at 29012 E Hwy. 78, Buckhead Ridge would invidte area residents of their activities. The post opens at 11 a.m. daily. They are accepting applications for new members. Regular activites include  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 For more information, contact Commander Gordon Bruens at 863-467-2882. Glades at a Glance  Lakeport Community Center Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call George at 863-946-1222.  Lakeport Community Center Yog a classes every Monday and Friday at 12:15 p.m. For more information, call Dori at 863227-1074.  Lakeport Gators meet every Friday at 6 p.m. Come out and enjoy food, games, and crafts. For more information, contact Ms. Brenda at 863-532-8314. There will be no Kids Club on Feb. 17.  Lakeport Gators Valentine Dance at Lakeport Community Center has been rescheduled to Feb. 24 from 7-11 p.m. I f anyone would like to donate nger foods or other items for this special event, please call Ms. Brenda at 863-532-8314.  The Lakeport Community Center will host an evening of music provided b y “Havin’ Fun” on Sat., Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. For more information, call Becky at 863-9463210 or Betty at 863-946-3560. Lakeport News Citizen's Observer Patrol Academy openCitizen’s Observer Patrol Academy is a comprehensive course geared towards educating interested citizens about the Sheriff’s Of ce day-to-day operations and functions and to educate them about Florida law and their public rights. For more information or to enroll, please call Marion Schramm at 863-946-1600 ext. 2139.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Come meet Jerri, Carissa, Jamie & Brandi Along with all the other staff!LaBelle’s #1 Bar & Grill!863-342-8216870 W. Hickpochee Ave • LaBelle, FL 33935Live music Monday Thursday and Saturday Nights Home of the Top DrawŽ Bloomin Onion & the Daily Happy Hour 11am to 7pm The Prettiest Girls East of I-75 Plus 20 T.V.s to watch your favorite sporting events NIGHTLY DRINK SPECIALS Top DrawŽ Pitchers Tuesday $2 Domestic Bottles Wednesday $2 Captain Morgan Friday $1 Top DrawŽ Drafts 9pm to 11pm Saturday $6 Jager Bombs 9pm to Midnight Sunday $2 Bloody Marys CALENDAR OF EVENTSFebruary 17 Live Music freaturing The Decades February 18 Live music featuring DAMN Outlaws February 19 Live music featuring JJ McCoy 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ WGEWest Glades School Students of the MonthWest Glades School students of the month for kindergarten through second grade are: Natalie Aguirre, Omar Madrid, Joseph Bryant, Aileen Sanchez, Elvira Morales, Alexis Ramirez, Abraham Maciel, Aliyah Lazalde and Mark Abrego. West Glades School students of the month for third and fourth grades are: Kristina Noguez, Jaidon Aispuro, Jaden Razo, Sierra Howard and Sebastian Crawford. West Glades School students of the month for fth through eighth grades are: Michael Drabant, Dusty Catala, Cora Morrissey, Eduardo Cruz, Angell Rodriguez, Mercedes Ramirez and Eduardo Ramirez.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ MESWe recycle!Moore Haven Elementary School studies the importance of recycling! Mrs. Cosby’s fourth grade class with the help of Edison State College student, Megan Lucas, spent the afternoon cleaning up “trash” around the school grounds. After the clean-up the students participated in sorting out all of the recyclable products. After studying about the importance of recycling, the students began their own task force to spread the word on just how easy it is! So you think that all judges are digni ed and prudent, even when not on the bench? W ell, you should have been at the January meeting of the Keenagers! Judge (retired) Kirby Sullivan entertained the group with tales of his travels. Several times before, he has shown slides of places that he has been, so the Keenagers expected another slide show, and wondered why he had a table covered in all sorts of hats. When he changed his hat as he changed his speech about a particular country, the group tried to guess what country the hat represented. Judge Sullivan has been all over the world, not just travelling for fun, but many times as a short term missionary. One of the interesting things that he told the group, was that there are beautiful water falls in Iceland. A huge volcano is in Iceland with an ice eld at the top, that he and his companions walked on. In India, he rode a camel, and in Thailand, an elephant was the mode of transportation for a little while. Easter Island, so named because it was discovered on Easter Sunday, has a vast array of statues. He informed the group that no one is sure how the statues came to be, as Easter Island is isolated in the Paci c. In Transylvania (Romania) he toured the Dracula Castleyou got itthe historic gure who was the basis for vampire, "Dracula!" Time nor space will permit telling of all Judge Sullivan's travels, and he is already planning another trip to Alaska. To hear more of this very down to earth judge's travels, just askhe loves sharing his experiences, and the Keenagers loved hearing about them. The 50+ group of adults are known as Keenagers, and gather each third Thursday at First Baptist Church for a covered dish dinner, and usually a very informative program. And, no, y ou don't have to be a Baptist to attendjust 50 years of age or married to someone who is at least 50 years old. Retired judge takes Keenagers around the world Retired Judge Kirby Sullivan told the Keenagers about his world travels. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ KeenagersAs the judge told stories, he changed hats to help his audience guess the country.

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FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE!!! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesThe Glades RV Resort yard sales, off Hwy 80 between LaBelle and Hwy 27. Sat. Feb. 18. 9am to 12noon. Travel trailer, toyhauler, motor homes, 1988 VW Cabriolet, equalizer hitch, anti-sway bar, extender mirrors, tiller, camper leveling pads, shing poles, much more misc. Special NoticeWILL HAUL Empty Truck returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, & the Mid West. Can be 1 item or entire household. 414-520-1612 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeR&D Maintenance is accepting applications for a Heavy Equipment Operator. Work includes running loaders, excavators, skidsters. Must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, CDL preferred and pass pre-employment drug screen. Also must have certi cations in training for heavy equipment. Competitive salary and bene t package. Apply in person 475 Ridgelawn Road. 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Published 3 weeks*in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat, Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and T he Sun* Ads will run in the Wednesday Okeechobee News and weekly publications.TO PLACE YOUR AD GOTO:WWW.NEWSZAP.COMCLICK ON CLASSIFIEDS For Legal Ads Email: legalads@newszap.com For All Other Classified Ads Email: classads@newszap.comCGS BUSINESS HOURS Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.DEADLINES Monday11 a.m. for Thursday publication € All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE when placed online € Ads phoned in subject to charge € Price must be included in ad € Private parties only € 2 items per household per issue 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012

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Employment Full Time DIESEL MECHANIC •Diagnoses and performs repairs, maintenance and inspections on heavy machinery. •Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment. • Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. •Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Machinist-Full Time Perm Job Responsibilities Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. Job Requirements •3 + years conventional machining experience. •Ability to read and interpret speci cation manuals, blueprints, templates and layouts. •Ability to read caliper’s, micrometers and gauges. •Ability to grind tool bits. •Ability to work shifts and overtime as necessary. Email Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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.TEMP MECHANIC WELDER Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure vessels. 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Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsDuplex 3/2 for rent in Clewiston. Newly Remodeled Kitchen. Very Nice. Must See to Appreciate! $700.00 per month. Serious Renters only. (863)983-3785. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments1 BR apt. on quiet riverfront, very private, furnished, water included, no pets, non smoker, adults only, $650 mo., 1 yr. lease 239-337-5859 Belle Glade & South Bay 2BR, 1BA, $450 monthly & $600 deposit. (561)996-5420 Now accepting section 8 & government assistance. Houses RentHouse in Belle Glade 2 bedroom 1 bath call for more information 863-824-8726 LABELLE River front, 2br, 2ba, FR, LR, DR, Pool, $1250 + dep. (317)371-3171 OPEN HOUSE Moore Haven, 913 Yacht Club Way. 55 + Community. For Rent/Sale. Owner nancing. Nice home, beautifully furnished. 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Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 7.5 million residents. We currently have an opening at our Clewiston Field Station location:OMC PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISORThis position will assist with managing the physical, scal, and human resources of the Trades Support Mechanical/Hydraulic unit of the Clewiston Field Station. Supervise water resource operations and maintenance program efforts including coordination, implementation, tracking and communication of comprehensive program and project objectives, milestones and schedules. Supervises Diesel Engine Specialist, Millwright, Electronics I/C and Industrial Electrician personnel. Incumbent works with both the superintendent and assistant superintendent to ensure staff’s readiness to respond and support the eld station’s emergency management operations. This includes addressing all regional issues/ concerns speci c to a eld station location. Provides direct input to the emergency management operations procedures used by all eld stations. Conduct interviews, train, motivate, assign and evaluate work. Provide technical and programmatic coordination and interaction with other District units, government agencies, and the public. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related eld is preferred and six (6) plus years experience in the operation and maintenance of water management works or related eld including at least two (2) years supervisory experience. Certi cations in Mechanical and/or Hydraulic eld(s) preferred. Valid State of Florida Driver’s License is required. Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role. To Apply/Learn More About The South Florida Water Management District Please visit our website at www.sfwmd.gov. Click on careers. Scroll to Find Search and Apply and click on Search Openings. In the keyword search window insert job # 753BR. The South Florida Water Management District is an Equal Opportunity Employer For more listings, go to www.newszap.com SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Glades County: Eugene Barnett (Barnett Groves) PO Box 1195, Lehigh Acres, FL 33970, has submitted Application 120112-14 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00205-W to irrigate 28.2 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 26, Township 42 South, Range 28 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 409854 GCD 2/16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder Vl, 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 2826 2007 4104329-0202430120 John C. Swearingen Lot 12, Block 2043, Port LaBelle Unit 2, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409281 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 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. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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. 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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry,Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2432 2008 1074433-03000010300 Leysa Rodriguez Ramos Lot 30, Block 1, Woodland Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408290 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton ll, 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 2949 2007 4104329-03021030130 First Equity Funding Corp Lot 13, Block 2103, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409252 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3153 2007 4104329-06021980120 Deano’s Full Service Inc. Lot 12, Block 2198, Port LaBelle Unit 6, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409241 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2904 2007 4104329-02020830130 John C. Swearingen Lot 13, Block 2083, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409266 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT llene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3701 2003 3014334-01001630130 Andrea S. & Ralph J. Marotta Lot 16 and 17, Block163, of the General Plan of Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 71-78, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409224 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 236 2007 1194428-A0000790000 John C. & Shelley Swearingen The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 19, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409234 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton ll, 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 2575 2007 2024329-670000B0300 Javaris J. James Lots 47 and 48, Block B, and the East one-half of the New York Street abutting said lots, Sunset Park Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409231 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 191 2007 1074428-A0001410000 Michael D. Kelly The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 7, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409244 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2609 2007 2184329-03000002290 Elizabeth G. Mack & Dana Brown Lot 229 thru 240, Block 9, Evelyn Terrace, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 46, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409314 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2547 2007 2024329-46000000070 Park Investments Group, Inc. LaBelle, Millers Subdivision, Lot 11, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 88, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408281 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2709 2008 1214334-010000K0130 Ursula K. Fuller Lot 17 and 18, Block K, Harlem Addition No. 1, to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recor ded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408010 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton II, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2950 2007 4104329-03021030140 First Equity Funding Corp Lot 14, Block 2103, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409220 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Jolene Funding, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 First Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408286 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 95-268DR on November 30th, 2011 in the matter of Zenoria T. Mckinney, as petitioner and Shep Harris, as respondent, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the respondent, to-wit: Lot 28, Block “K”, HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including the 1986 Fleet wood 14X52 Mobile Home, Vin No,: LFLSP1AG257011902, and Title No.: 43345287. Also known as 1011 Della Tobias Avenue, Clewiston Florida 33440. and on March 15th, 2012, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 409495 CN/CB 2/9,16,23;3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2497 2008 1074433-03000230090 Manuel Gonzalez Lot 9, Block 23, Woodland Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408285 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 Public Notice Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful!

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2738 2008 1214334-010000P0050 James Watson and Joel Mendoza Lot 8, Block P, Harlem 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408284 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton ll, 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 2564 2007 2024329-670000A0140 Marcellous Smith & Sophia L. Harris Lot 25 and 26, Block A, Sunset Park, a subdivision of the West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408283 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1980 2008 1254432-A0002240100 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast 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 4999, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409239 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2270 2008 1354432-A0002320100 GAME Investments Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3876, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409270 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1883 2008 1244432-A0001220100 GAME Investments Inc. The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5195, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409279 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1937 2008 1254432-A0001020000 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1180, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409245 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2272 2008 1354432-A0002380100 GAME Investments Inc The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, 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 3881, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409264 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1981 2008 1254432-A0002260100 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast 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 5016, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409222 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 2564 2008 1314433-A0003180000 Moises Rivera Diaz Jr. The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, 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 5745, 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 March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408288 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2032 2007 1314433-A0000530000 Park Avenue Investments Group Inc. The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast 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 Lot No. 6019, 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 March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408292 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2040 2007 1314433-A0000970000 Pilar Home Developers, Inc The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast 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 6077, 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 March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408007 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2044 2007 1314433-A0001370000 John C. & Shelley Swearingen The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 5907, Montura Ranch Estates. 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 March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408282 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 newszap.com Free Speech Free AdsSell it quick with an online classified ad! Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Seven K Estates Subdivision Municipal Services Bene t Unit, within the unincorporated area of the County, for assessments on properties for drainage purposes within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2012, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2012, in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a r ecord of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Tristan Chapman, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 408755 CB/CN 2/2,9,16,23/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO SEXUAL PREDATOR AND SEXUAL OFFENDER RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider changes to the residency restrictions on sexual predators and sexual offenders, entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-14.7, ARTICLE III, OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, RELATING TO SEXUAL PREDATOR AND SEXUAL OFFENDER RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 409454 CN/CB 2/16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1032 2007 1134432-A0001430000 Maria Perez The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road to the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3049, 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 March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408287 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1711 2007 1274432-A0001540100 Elena E. Rodriguez The North one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 114, 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 March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408289 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT llene Klasfeld DBA TCPA Properties, 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 1411 2004 1154432-A0001260100 Edward C. Lowe The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 3180, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409286 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2156 2008 1274432-A0002430000 GAME Investments Inc The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 175, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409284 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2364 2008 1364432-A0002470000 Rex C. & Mary Lou Ransom The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4171, 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409265 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION APPLICATION FEE Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider changes to the economic development ad valorem tax exemption application fee entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-2, ARTICLE VIII OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-2-118, RELATING TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION APPLICATION FEE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 409192 CN/CB 2/16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 787 2007 1274331-010000H0110 Derrick & Vonnette Douglas, Raymond & Barbara Dillon, Wesley & Pearl Gallimore, Errol C. Shim, Michael & Marjorie Gosley The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 11, Block H, of Diamond “J” Estates, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408006 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1775 2007 1344432-A0000960000 GAME Investments, Inc. The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, extending or shortening its East and West boundary line so as to terminate at the North boundary line of Providence City, a subdivision recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 29, 30 and 31, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4237, 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 March, 2012 which is the 1st day of March, 2012 Dated this 18th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 408291 CN 1/26 & 2/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF FILING ENGINEER’S REPORT FOR CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is given to all persons interested in the following described land and property in Hendry County, Florida, to wit: the owners and all persons interested in the lands corporate and other property in and adjacent to the Central County Water Control District, “the District,” that the engineer hereto appointed to determine bene ts and damages to the property and lands situated in the District and to determine the estimated cost of the proposed water control plan or plan amendment, led his report in the of ce of the secretary of the district, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida on the 22nd day of February, 2012, and you may examine the report and le written objections with the secretary of the district to all, or any part thereof, on or before February 15, 2012. The report recommends The Central County Water Control Plan be amended as follows: 1. Completion of Reservoir Levee Improvements -Construction of the 2.5 miles of the levee that remains to be completed in order to allow water retention at design/permitted capacity; 2. Installation of Two (2) Additional Pumps The installation of two additional pumps upon completion of the Reservoir Levee thereby increasing the District’s permitted pumping capacity from 250,000 gpm to 300,000 gpm, a net 50,000 gpm theoretical increase in pumping capacity; 3. Inclusion of Woodlands Subdivision in the District’s Geographical Boundaries The District’s legal description contains a scrivener’s error thereby not closing the legal description of the Woodland’s Subdivision as it relates to the geographical boundaries of the District; 4. Provision for a Special Assessment Funding the Reservoir Levee Completion The District intends to fund the Reservoir Levee Improvements referenced herein by a special assessment not previously authorized by law through the provisions of Chapter 298, Florida Statutes; and, A nal hearing to consider approval of the report and proposed water control plan or plan amendment shall be held at its regularly scheduled meeting of Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 407529 CN 1/19,26 2/2,9,16/2012 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (Pride Citrus Development) 12551 Wainwright Drive, Immokalee, FL 34142, has submitted Application 120106-11 for modi cation of Water Use Permit 26-00126-W to irrigate 906.8 acres of agricultural and landscape lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sur cial Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 16-21, Township 48 South, Range 31 East. Nobles Farms, Inc (Bar eld Grove) PO Drawer 2310, Labelle, FL 33975, has submitted Application 120109-7 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00278-W to irrigate 354 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 29 East. Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, 202 Blount Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399, and Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversi ed Enterprises, Inc, 12425 28th Street North, St Petersburg, FL 33716 (Pride Citrus Development) has submitted Application 120111-12 for modi cation of Surface Water Management Permit 26-00126-S for 2,137.8 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the Okaloacoochee Slough and the project is located in Sections 16-21, Township 48 South, Range 31 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 409853 CN 2/16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have y ou looked for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds We are not alone.Theres a wonderful world around us. Full of fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our kids are not getting the chance to learn about their world. 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Public NoticeREQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES FOR REPAVING CR 835 FROM 7.66 MILES SOUTH OF US 27 TO 6.65 MILES SOUTH OF US 27, CLEWISTON, FL FM# 430094 RFQ No. 2012-10 Opening Date and Time: March 8, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with repaving CR 835 from 7.66 miles South of US 27 to 6.65 miles South of US 27 in Clewiston, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in design, permitting, and construction inspection services. 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., March 8, 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 409451 CN/CB 2/9,16,23;3/1/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeHENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty DATE: 2/28/12 SUBJECT AREA: 221 Terminal Pay EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for terminal pay. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1012.61, 1012.65, 1012.27, 1001.42 and 1001.43 F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1012.61, 1012.65, 1012.27, 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 requirements for terminal pay. 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 February 28, 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. 408690 CN 2/2,9,16 CB 2/16/2012 Public NoticeHENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty DATE: 2/28/12 SUBJECT AREA: 221A Terminal Pay EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for terminal pay for administrative support, non-instructional bargaining and non-bargaining personnel. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1012.61, 1012.65, 1012.27, 1001.42 and 1001.43 F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1012.61, 1012.65, 1012.27, 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 requirements for terminal pay for administrative support, non-instructional barganing and non-bargaining personnel. 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 February 28, 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. 408692 CN 2/2,9,16 CB 2/16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12DR19 DANIEL MATTHEW BINDER, Petitioner and KIMBERLY WALKER BINDER, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Kimberly Walker Binder, 925 Washington Ave., Alton, IL 62006 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Daniel Matthew Binder, whose address is 1047 Mayford Lake Rd., Moore Haven, FL 33471 on or before 3-30-2012, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: February 2, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 409841 GCD 2/16,23;3/1,8/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 11-CA-751 QJG, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. JAIME, INC., a Florida corporation, THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION, DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO and THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs dated 1/26/2012, in the above-styled cause, the of ce of Barbara S. Butler will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LaBelle Courthouse Complex, Clerk of Courts Of ce, C.E. Hall Building, 2nd Floor Lobby, 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave. Labelle, FL 33935, at 11:00 a.m. on Feb. 29, 2012, the following described property: a spirituous alcoholic beverage license, being license #BEV 36-00020, a 3CPS quota alcoholic beverage license which License is issued in Hendry County, Florida. If you are a subordinate lienholder claiming a right to the funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated: 2/2/12 BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ R. DE LA CRUZ Deputy Clerk 409827 CN 2/16,23/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2010-CA-000163 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, VS. SHANNON M. PIGOTT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated 1-20-2012 and entered in Case No. 22-2010CA-000163 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is the Plaintiff and SHANNON M. PIGOTT; RALPH M. PIGOTT; TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN DOE; TENANT #2 N/K/A JANE DOE are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will set] to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR. HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 1st day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: TRACT 23, FIRST ADDITION TO LABELLE HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 73, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. 1996 BRENNER MANUFACTURE’S SERIAL NUMBER / VIN NUMBERS: 10L25176X AND 10L25176U HUD CERTIFICATION LABEL NUMBERS: FLA58838 AND FLA588837 MANUFACTURER’S NAME: LIBERTY HOMES TRADE/MODEL: KC285628 DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 04/10/1996 A/K/A 4532 LOBLOLLY BAY RD. 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 January 25, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09078421 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whoie of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 409532 CN 2/9,16/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000874 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. JOSE L. MUNOZ, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 8, 2012, and entered in Case NO. 26-2009CA-000874 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County. Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOSE L. MUNOZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE L. MUNOZ N/K/A MARGARITA OTALVARO; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 14th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK 2535, UNIT 13, PORT LABELLE, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 55, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A UNIT 13, BLOCK 2535 PORT 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 February 9, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09076595 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 409962 CN 2/16,23/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-001187 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. RICK A. SHEPHERD AKA RICK SHEPHERD et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 26, 2012 and entered in Case No. 26-2009CA-001187 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and RICK A. SHEPHERD AKA RICK SHEPHERD; CONCETTA M NASO AKA CONCETTA NASO; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will set] to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR. HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 29th day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 160.21 FEET OF THE WEST ONE HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 20 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS THE NORTH 25.00 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS THE EAST 160.21 FEET OF LOT 74 LABELLE ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION A/K/A 291 CASE ROAD, 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 January 30, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09105245 WELLSLPS-PHA---Team I **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whoie of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 409020 CN 2/9,16/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2011-CA-000702 JAMES B NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. JULIE C. WILKINS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 26, 2012 and entered in Case No. 26-2011CA-000702 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein JAMES B NUTTER & COMPANY is the Plaintiff and JULIE C. WILKINS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, OF JULIE C. WILKINS N/K/A WAYNE WILKINS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OP U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; are the Defendants, The Cler k of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 29th day o f February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 19, BLOCK 2. BELMONT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN FLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 9, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 441 1ST AVENUE, 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 January 30, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11029631 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-80Q955-8771, (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 409019 CN 2/9,16/2012NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on 02/18/2012 at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive, LaBelle, FL, the undersigned, FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: 863-675-1025 Raven K. Dalton Unit J-2 Misc. Items Yesenia Montaho Unit A-15 Misc. Items Roalinda Herrera Unit 55 Misc. Items 409522 CN 2/9,16/2012NOTICE OF A TOWN HALL MEETING Notice is hereby given that The City of South Bay will hold a Brief Meeting on February 21, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Town Hall Meeting at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will take place in the City Commission Chambers, located at 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493. Publish: February 16, 2012 City Clerk’s Of ce 410025 CN/CB 2/16/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION LICENSING BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Construction Licensing Board will hold a meeting Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record o f the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimon y and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 410013 CN 2/16/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found four horses from the Muse area and one from the Lakeport area. Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horses. 409860 CGS 2/16,23;3/1/2012 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. y Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-000554 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, V S. BEBI SAHEED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 1, 2012 and entered in Case No. 26-2010CA-000554 of the Circuit Court of the T WENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and BEBI SAHEED; RASHEED M. SAHEED; TENANT #1 N/K/A SHEIK M. SAHEED; TENANT #2 N/K/A BIBI H. SAHEED; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will set] to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR. HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 A ND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATED IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 149 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG A LINE 240 FEET NORTH OF AND PARALLEL TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 129 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG A LINE 129 FEET EAST OF AND PARALLEL TO SAID WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 240 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 129 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; EXCEPT THE SOUTH 35 FEET OF AFORE DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND WHICH IS FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY. A/K/A 984 NOBLES ROAD, 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 January 30, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09113716 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court A dministrator whoie of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 409480 CN 2/9,16/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000061 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. JOYCE E. DANIELS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 2, 2012 and entered in Case No. 26-2009CA-000061 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, is the Plaintiff and JOYCE E. DANIELS; RANDAL T. DANIELS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will set] to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR. HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 24, BLOCK 2110, PORT LABELLE, UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGES 73 THROUGH 85, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5007 DANIA CIRCLE, 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 February 2, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09002892 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whoie of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 409501 CN 2/9,16/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY DEFERRED COMPENSATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting February 23, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Administrative of ce, Conference Room #2, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee 410038 CN/CB 2/16/2012 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/ SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7pm at the CCWCD Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the loan commitment letters, proposed SFWMD water storage agreement, street lights, and signage, and any other business that may come before the Board. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 408715 CN 2/9,16,23/2012Construction Notice to Mariners Partial Obstruction of Okeechobee Waterway HERBERT HOOVER DIKE Culvert 1A Glades CountyThe waters of the Okeechobee Waterway adjacent to Herbert Hoover Dike and Culvert 1A will be partially obstructed due to construction activities. Recreational and commercial boaters are asked to use precaution when navigating through this section of the waterway between the Alvin L Ward park boat ramps and Uncle Joe’s Fish Camp boat ramps. Signs and navigational markers will be in place before the construction area to instruct mariners to reduce speed and use caution. Type of Operation: Cofferdam construction to facilitate culvert replacement Location of Operation: Okeechobee Waterway 810’34”W 2648’56”N Duration of Operations: Jan 2012 – Oct 2014 Vessels involved: Barge = Mobro 203; Push boat = The Badger VHF-FM radio frequencies monitored: Channel 13 and 16 Point of Contact: Eric Garcia, Odebrecht Construction 24 hour phone number: 305-965-9199 Chart number: 11428 Dated 01 Au g 20 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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 from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Yhldb 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. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? The Most Excellent Way!BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchThere are many things that the Apostle Paul says of love. He would, for instance, say that love is the only thing that can help you to clear, straight thinking. Lovelessness dims and dulls the mind; it is a sort of myopia which does literally prevent a man seeing beyond his own nose. His cosmos, as was said of some one, is all Ego; and he lives blind to the rest of reality. And so far from making you a sentimentalist love makes you a realist. For it is a pure illusion to say that love is blind. Love has eyes all round its head, and it sees truth that is hidden from the unloving. Someone has said that you cannot understand Wordsworth unless you love him, but that is universally true. You never truly understand anything or anybody that you do not love. Nor will you see or say the truth about men or things until you love them. And I am sure that the Apostle Paul would say concerning love that it is the only thing that can enable us to live effectually. The man who lives in pride and envy and hate is living on his moral capital, for these things bring no return to his soul. But love is that strange commodity whereof the more you give the more you have. Every word or act of love adds to your moral reserves: mercy which is part of love. It is twice blessed and it blesseth him who gives and him who takes. It is like some shining seaway that bears on the waves rich argosies that come and go with precious cargoes never diminished, enriching both him who sells and him who buys. Some day we shall be wise enough to see that it is better to make a friend than to make a fortune, to have cultivated a genius for fellowship than to have acquired laurels of fame, to become rich in love than to be replete with things. Life does not consist in having a good hand, but in playing a bad hand well. And most of us have bad hands hands made bad by our own folly and perversity and indolence; but there is a secret for playing bad hands well. And it is just this that Paul is speaking of here. Love means “to seek the highest good!”Heart LoveBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchTry this! Put your ngertips from your right hand up against the ngertips of your left hand. You have just made a bridge. But if you bend your ngertips together, and let your joined thumb tips drop a little downward, your hands create a heart. How you formed this heart with your hands is what Heart Love is all about it joins together and bends a little to meet the other. Heart Love is a love that gives of itself to another person then forgets the favor rendered. It is a love that nds something to love in the seemingly unlovable. Heart Love states, “I love you and I want you to be happy and to achieve the fullest stature of your being.” Heart Love is what God has given us, and is what we are called to give the world. One night on Broadway, Mary Martin was preparing to go on stage, as she had a 1,000 times before in Rodger & Hammerstein’s South Paci c Just before she took stage a note was handed her. The note was short. It simply said: “Dear Mary, A bell’s not a bell until you ring it. A song’s not a song until you sing it. Love in your heart is not put there to stay. Love isn’t love till you give it away.” The letter was signed by Oscar Hammerstein, who was that evening on his deathbed. When the play was over the cast rushed her backstage and asked, “What happened? We’ve never seen you perform that way before?” Mary read to them Hammerstein’s note and said, “Tonight, I gave my love away.” Make the heart again with your hands and put it up to your face. Take a look around and imagine taking a snapshot through your hand heart of everything and everyone around you. The challenge before us is to continue to look at the world and people around us through our Heart Love perspective that others might know and experience God’s Heart Love through us. Remember, we are not necessarily called to like everyone, but we are called to love them. (Check out 1 John 4:7-8) The ones we love are not supposed to be perfect, but it is the choice to love others and give love away that matures and perfects each one of us as Christians.Putting Sickness BehindBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchBea Arthur, when she played “Maude” on TV was noted for her snappy comebacks and putdowns. Every once and awhile she’d run out of things to say in response to someone where she was attempting to one-up. Her parting shot when at a loss for a reply was, “God’ll get you for that!” It was as if that God could be somehow invoked to punish those who disagreed with her or when all else fails, point out that the challenger was going to get it because that was what God would have wanted. It was comic. When at a loss for words, invoke God to punish others. Some cynic has said, “Life is a downer, then you die!” That’s too bad he feels that way. He doesn’t see that his life is not the end; that even if all sorts of bad things happen here, there is a life to come where it will be immensely better. Nor does he see that life here is not all bad. In fact, for most of us there are things that we regard as “bad” but also things to be seen as “good.” Then there is hope; that there will be a respite from things that upset us or cause us difculties, or make us ill or handicap us in some way. Most of all, that’s not God’s nature nor His relation with us. Two individuals are mentioned in the New Testament who suffer from “demon possession.” (Matthew 8:28ff) We might nd another explanation for their illness today but what is obvious is that they were suffering. Their “possession” caused them to be so violent that people were afraid to even be around them. When Jesus dares to pass nearby, they shouted, “What have you to do with us Son of God” and “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?” Their questions betray what the world has done to them. There is no expectation that God’s son will make anything better. They expect that even more torture will follow because of His encounter with them. They anticipate an end of suffering; the “appointed time” will bring it and they worry that more will be in icted upon them in the meantime. That, of course, isn’t what happened. They are rid of their “demons” and healed. Cynicism has no place in the understanding of what the Lord is about, why He came, what He set out to do. It is understandable why they feel the way they do. We are not here to suffer, to be negative, to fear the life to come as a threat rather than a heavenly blessing. God, indeed, is not out to get anybody. Those who see Him as other than loving, forgiving, compassionate, kind, caring need to rid themselves of the “demons” that have (mis) shaped their understanding of His true nature. RELIGION COLUMNS

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 open to area school children. School buses from all over South Florida transport elementary school children to Brighton Reservation, where they learn how Seminoles once lived in chickees, cooked food over open res, made their own canoes and weapons and made crafts such as sweetgrass baskets and clothing made from tiny pieces of cloth sewn into intricate patterns. The festival also includes wild animal exhibitions, alligator wrestling and native dances. In more recent years, the event expanded to invite Native Americans from all over the country to participate. On Saturday and Sunday, the festival is open to the general public. The festival weekend also includes a PRCA Rodeo, with rodeo events Feb. 16-18. On Thursday, gates open at 5 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 7 p.m.; on Friday, gates open at 5 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 7 p.m.; on Saturday, gates open at 9 a.m. and the rodeo starts at 3 p.m.; on Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m. and XTreme Bullriding starts at 3 p.m. The festival grounds are next to the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena, off State Road 721 in Glades County. From Okeechobee, take State Road 70 west to SR 721 and turn left (south) or take SR 78 West to SR 721 and turn right (north). For more information call 863-467-6039 or go online to www.REZRODEO.com. FESTIVALContinued From Page 1 of cials and employees, that drought conditions currently exist in Glades County which w arrant the banning of all outdoor burning in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Glades County and to protect real property and personal property in Glades County, Florida," the ordinance providing for the burn ban states. All outdoor burning is banned except where the outdoor burning is being performed pursuant to an outdoor burning permit issued by the Division of Forestry or pursuant to other State authorization. The suspended/banned outdoor burning includes outdoor burning of yard waste, recreational res, the private use and discharge of reworks and sparklers and the use of any other outdoor ignition source. The ban is in effect until the county commission cancels or suspends it. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 The Glades County Sheriff's Of ce is investigating the following crimes reported last week: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF N.W. Ave. I, Moore Haven 600 block of U.S. 27, Moore Haven 1000 block of Casey Lane, Buckhead Ridge BURGLARY 1400 block of Summerall Road, Muse 3400 block of Lantan Lane, Muse Investigations The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce (GCSO), the Seminole Police Department (SPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Ryan Haydon, 23, Knott's Landing, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 6 on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. According GCSO records Haydon entered a plea at his rst appearance hearing and was sentenced to 30 days in the Glades County Jail. Dustin Allen Zielinski, 27, E. S.R. 78, Moore Haven, was arrested Feb. 13 on a warrant charging him with introduction o f contraband into a detention facility. He was released on his own recognizance. Lawrence Anthony Palladino, 30, Seal y Road, Moore Haven, was arrested Feb. 13 on a warrant charging him with the felon y of dealing in stolen property, and the misdemeanor of petit theft. His bond was set at $11,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Arrest Report Best bull riders in the world scheduled to compete in Seminole Classic Feb. 19BRIGHTONThe Brighton Field Days Festival will conclude on Sunday, Feb. 19 with the Seminole Classic segment of the PRCA's X treme Bulls Tour to be televised nationally on Great American Country (GAC) and it offers an "all-star lineup" of PRCA bull riders. The headliners scheduled to compete at the Brighton Seminole Reservation in Okeechobee include 10 bull riding quali ers from the 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las V egas, matched against the rankest PRCA bulls, many of which were selected for this past December's Wrangler NFR. The reigning World Champion Shane Proctor, of Grand Coulee, Wash., is in the lineup along with 2007 World Champion W esley Silcox of Santaquin, Utah, and fellow W rangler NFR quali ers Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas; Seth Glause, Cheyenne, W yo.; L.J. Jenkins, Porum, Okla.; Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.; Bobby Welsh, Gillette, W yo.; Cody Whitney, of Asher, Okla., Tyler W illis, Wheatland, Wyo., and Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah. All 40 riders will compete in a long-go on Feb. 19 beginning at 3 p.m., and the top 12 w ill be brought back for the nals, where the Seminole Classic Xtreme Bulls champion will be crowned based on the highest total score. The payout for the Feb. 19 Seminole Classic Xtreme Bulls event is $50,000. Monies won at PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour stops count towards the 2012 PRCA World Standings, which determine quali ers for the Wrangler NFR in Las Vegas. Tickets for the Seminole Classic Xtreme Bulls event can be purchased at www.rezrodeo.com, or by calling 863-467-6039. The Brighton Seminole Reservation is located between S.R. 78 and S.R.70 on State Road 721, west of Okeechobee. Seminole Classic Xtreme Bulls Tour Roster includes: Asay, Kanin Powell, Wyo. Benton III, Trey Rock Island, Texas Bingham, Tim Honeyville, Utah Bownds, Chandler Lubbock, Texas Coleman, Shawn Spring eld, S.D. Cowan, Taylor Fort Pierre, S.D. Craig, Clint Mena, Arkansas Daries, Josh Salinas, Calif. Domangue, D.J. Houma, La. Duncan, Douglas Alvin, Texas Elliott, Tag Thatcher, Utah Farrell, Will Thermopolis, Wyo. Geipel, Patrick Elbert, Colo. Glause, Seth Rock Springs, Wyo. Hamaker, Ty Centennial, Wyo. Helmuth, Alan Eugene, Ore. Hogg, Shawn Odessa, Texas Jacobs, John Timber Lake, S.D. Jenkins, L.J. Porum, Okla. Knibbe, Logan Rockdale, Texas Lanham, Zeb Sweet, Idaho Lebaron, Nile Hamilton, Texas Lindsey, Rankin Hillsboro, N.M. Maier, Ardie Timber Lake, S.D. Maier, Corey Timber Lake, S.D. McTaggart, Colin Las Vegas, Nev. Navarre, Corey Weatherford, Okla. Oakes, Zack Elk, Wash. Pozzobon, Ty Merritt, B.C. Proctor, Shane Grand Coulee, Wash. Roundy, Chris Panguitch, Utah Schroeder, Beau China, Texas Silcox, Wesley Santaquin, Utah Smart, Chance Philadelphia, Miss. Stratton, Tate Kellyville, Okla. Vig, Garrett Newell, S.D. Welsh, Bobby Gillette, Wyo. Whitney, Cody Asher, Okla. Willis, Tyler Wheatland, Wyo. Woolsey, Steve Payson, Utah The 2012 tour will feature events across the U.S., and will conclude with the Tour Finale in Ellensburg, Wash., over Labor Day weekend. In 2012, the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour will have a combined purse of $465,000. The PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour provides ProRodeo enthusiasts a national schedule that brings the excitement of PRCA bull riding to millions of fans. Great American Country (GAC) Network will broadcast 10 original airings of coverage from the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour events, including the Tour Finale in Ellensburg, Wash. They will be broadcast on Tuesdays from 10-11:30 p.m. (ET). Great American Country is the home of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and the leader in country music entertainment. GAC delivers to viewers the widest variety of country music, its artists and the lifestyles they in uence. GAC broadcasts original country music programming, music performance specials, live concerts and music videos. GAC is available in nearly 60 million households and online at www.GACTV.com. The Feb. 19 Seminole Classic Xtreme Bulls telecast will air Tuesday, March 6 from 10 to 11:30 p.m. (ET). In the regional market GAC is available on AT&T U-verse channel 529, Comcast channel 147, 4DTV channel W5289 and TCI channel 28. Great American Country is also available on DISH Network 167 and on DirecTV 326. PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour heads to the land of the Seminole

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Plans were completed for the annual luncheon and fashion show of the Glades County Woman’s Club at their regular February meeting. The event will be held at M Resort (former Robin’s Nest) on North Hwy. 27, on Saturday, Feb. 18. Serving will begin at noon. A buffet of soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts, prepared by some of the best cooks in Glades County will be served, plus a beverage. Local models will present the latest in fashion by Boutique on Wheels. These and other fashions will be available for purchase. Many door prizes have been donated for free drawings, and raf es for other donations will take place. Also a 50/50 drawing is planned. Tickets for this fun time are only $10, and proceeds go toward scholarships for graduating seniors from Moore Haven High School. If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, any club member has them, or call 863-946-3356 to reserve one for you and a friend. A “House Shower” for the Westergaard House is planned to be held during the membership tea next month. A list of items needed will be presented at the March meeting. Bonita Drayton, membership chairman, reminded the group that she has applications for prospective members who will be honored guests at the Membership Tea which will be held at the home of Ann Coffey, on March 24. She urged each member to sponsor at least one new member. Guests attending the February meeting were Sue Kragulg and Karen Clement. Following the meeting, Ticia Boland, hostess for the evening, served refreshments. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EARN ENTRIES DAILY AND WIN A NEW 2012 CHEVY EQUINOX LTZ! Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation g 17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.com NEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA! NE W NO N S M O O O K I N G SLO T A R E A DRAWING ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 AT 8PM BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO Like us on Facebook May not accurately represent vehicle won. 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 16, 2012 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Austin MoorhouseLibrary book saleLast call for the book sale in the conference room of the Glades County Public Library. Find that book of short stories or that cookbook with those famous recipes that you always wanted. There will be hundreds of books to choose from on all kinds of subjects. Fiction and non ction books, educational books, arts and crafts books and who knows what else. There are rows and rows of paperbacks, both novels and non ction. This sale is now being held in the conference room of the Library, today through Feb. 17. Books will be sold for a dollar a pound. You can't nd a better deal than that! A nnual luncheon and fashion show planned Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Calinda Chapman4-Hers learn showmanshipGlades County 4H steer club had a showmanship clinic in Janurary. Mrs. Story gave each exhibiter some helpful tips. The club is looking forward to another successful year. (Photo above) Dustin Thomas a senior at Moore haven High School. (Photo at left )Lacy Green, a fth grader at Moore Haven Elementary, gets tips from Mrs. Story. Attention Glades County residents: We want your newsThe Glades County Democrat welcomes news and photos from community organizations and individuals. Email your news, photos, letters to the editor and short comments for the Speak Out column to gcdnews@newszap.com. Please send photos as jpg attachments. Also, nd us on our new Facebook Community page. Invite friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to join us!