<%BANNER%>

UFPKY NEH LSTA SLAF



Glades County Democrat
ALL ISSUES CITATION MAP IT! PDF VIEWER
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028301/00447
 Material Information
Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven Fla
Publication Date: 02-23-2012
Frequency: weekly
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358007
oclc - 01461464
notis - ABZ6307
lccn - sn 83000793
issn - 0745-4120
System ID: UF00028301:00447

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 Vol. 84 No. 3 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Livestock Judging Team prepares for state competition ...Page 10 Traf c stop leads to felony drug arrest ... Page 19 Moore Haven Lock to close in May for repairs ... Page 12 Free health fair ... Page 7 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Calinda ChapmanChalo Nitka RoyaltyChalo Nitka Festival royalty for 2012 was crowned Feb. 18 at Moore Haven High School. The winners are: Queen Haley Stephens (center, Junior Miss Magan Whitehead (left) and Princess Lacy Green (right). For more on Chalo Nitka, see page 12. By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat While keeping his eyes on his depth nder, an angler in the Indian Prairie Canal saw a large object that later turned out to be a stolen vehicle. Captain Daryl Lewis, of the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce (GCSO), said the 1988 Plymouth van found Tuesday, Feb. 7, was reported stolen from Collier County in 2006. "It's been turned over to the insurance company," said Capt. Lewis, in a phone interview Monday, Feb. 20. According to a report by GCSO Deputy Gar y Johnson the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) had received a call about the large object in the canal. Sonar used by FWC Wildlife Of cer Mike Davis showed an Angler nds sunken van in Indian Prairie CanalSee CANAL— Page 19 By Katrina ElskenGlades County Democrat The Seminole Chickee village on the festival grounds were busy last weekend during the Brighton Seminole Field Day and Rodeo. In the chickees, members o f Traditional crafts shown at festival Glades County Democrat/ Katrina ElskenLooking like a little doll herself, Maylon Foster, age 4, of Brighton Seminole Reservation, hugs a traditional Seminole doll, made of Palmetto ber. For more photos. see the Glades County Democrat page on Facebook. See SEMINOLE — Page 19 Inland birding ...Page 18 50¢ Plus tax

PAGE 2

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Public Forum/Speak Out Burn ban I understand the county is now under a burn ban, so it is illegal to start any res outdoors without a special permit from the Division of Forestry. People should also be aware of other things that start res. For example, don’t park a vehicle in tall grass. The heat from the muf er can start a re that w ill destroy your vehicle. And be careful if y ou ride an ATV especially if you have made any “modi cations.” Sparks from ATVs have been blamed for brush res. If you are a smoker, don’t throw your cigarette out the car window when you nish with it. Put it in an ash tray and make sure it is completely out. It has been very dry and it doesn’t take much to start a re that can do a lot of damage.  I think the burn ban is a good idea. The freeze we had in January and the lack of rainfall have left much of South Florida very dry. Wild res are a real danger to people and to animals.Dogs in the trash I can appreciate with a county the size of Glades County, it would be tough to be an animal control of cer. If you have a call in Muse and one in Buckhead Ridge just handling two calls could take up the whole day. Does the county have an animal shelter? Where is it? Some shelters put cages out front so folks who catch strays can drop them off.  For Buckhead folks, you can take strays and unwanted dogs to the Humane Society Pet/Rescue shelter on Highway 98 in Okeechobee. That is a no-kill shelter so they w ill try to nd a home for the dog. They also w ork with Glades Correction on the SPIN program where the inmates help train the dogs with housebreaking and basic obedience so it is easier to nd adoptive homes for them.  There is also a problem in all of the rural counties with people coming over from the coast to dump their unwanted animals here. They think because it is the “country” someone will take it in, or else the animal w ill be able to fend for itself. Doing this is condemning the animal to starve to death or else be eaten by an alligator. Domestic dogs and cats cannot take care of themselves in the wild. And people who live in rural communities already have all the animals they can afford to take care of. Just because they have land does not mean they have the funds to take care of multiple animals. And some people just don’t like dogs and cats, or have allergies, and don’t want any around to begin with.  The cops cannot do anything about the dog dumping unless they actually see it happen. But someday the people who do this will be held accountable by a higher power.  I was really surprised to nd out that the animal control of cer job is only part time and the same person was in charge of code enforcement. With a county as large as Glades County, that is a lot to ask of one person. No wonder residents have been unhappy about the response when they call with a dog complaint. It is not the county employee’s fault if they are not allowed to work enough hours to get the job done.Wildlife corridor The article in last week’s paper “Members of Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Trek Through Region to Raise Awareness” was very interesting. I hope they can save enough of the state’s wild land to preserve the habitat for the wildlife we still have. Think of all the species we have already allowed to go extinct. We need to preserve what we still have so that our children and grandchildren may see eagles, deer, wading birds and sandhill cranes in their own natural habitat, and not just in picture books.Corps releasing water from lake When are the water managers going to come up with a better solution for the Calooshatchee than pumping water from Lake Okeechobee? I understand the river has a saltwater intrusion problem. So they take fresh water from the lake to help the river. But the lake is our water supply for those who live around the lake and the backup water supply for the coast. It is already low and we won’t get any signi cant rainfall until June. There is a lot of the dry season to get through before there is any relief. They talk about putting reservoirs north of the Caloosahatchee to have some water in reserve to put into the river during the dry season. But they haven’t done it. This problem has been going on for years and years and they just talk about it. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Phil GaleLakeport Sour Orange FestivalThe Lakeport Garden Club’s booth was busy at the Lakeport Sour Orange Festival, held Feb. 11 in Lakeport. For more photos, see the Glades County Democrat page on Facebook.

PAGE 3

Ommission Leads to CommissionBY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchThere is a maxim that we all need to acknowledge: “When you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing, it leads you to do things that y ou’re not supposed to be doing.” Or: The sins of omission leads to the sins of commission! For example: In 2nd Samuel we read of the exploits of King David. He was experiencing victory after victory over the pagan nations. Before this, when Saul was king, the women began to sing: “Saul has killed his thousands and David his ten thousands.” In 2nd Samuel chapter 11 it says it was springtime when the kings went off to war. But while his soldiers were out ghting the battle, David was napping in the afternoon, and got up in the evening to stroll on the roof of the palace. “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop!” As David strolled he saw Bathsheba, and to make a long story short, he lusted, committed adultery, had Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah, murdered, and thought he had cover up his sin so no one would know. But God knows all things. Nothing is hidden from his view and he was displeased with David. David suffered greatly because of his sins and caused his family to suffer even more. The Bible tells the Christian: “Forsake not the assembly” and says when we do “We trod Jesus under our feet, count His blood as unholy, and do despite to the Spirit of God.” (Heb. 10:24-31). When we fail to obey this command, this sin of omission leads to sins of commission. W e fail to arm ourselves with the Word of God (2 Tim. 2:15). We fail to commune with the Lord, and thus become weak, sickly, and die spiritually (I Cor. 11:23-28; I Cor. 10:16-18). We fail to bring our Tithe and Offering into the storehouse of the Lord and thus become God robbers (Malachi 3:10; I Cor. 9:13-14). We fail to pray with the saints of God and thus lose our defense against Satan and temptation. We begin to use profanity, commit substance abuse, commit sexual immorality, practice idolatry and sins that damn the body, soul, and spirit of man. The sins of omission always lead to the sins of commission. It happens every time without fail!The Fellowship of the UnashamedBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchAn anonymous writer shared what I consider a desirable “shopping list” for leaders in our nation, our communities, our churches, and our lives: “The world needs men and women who cannot be bought; whose word is their bond; who put character above wealth; who possess opinions and a strong will; who are larger than their v ocations; who do not hesitate to take risks; who w ill not lose their individuality in a crowd; who w ill be as honest in small affairs as in greater; w ho will make no compromise with wrong; w hose ambitions are not con ned to their own sel sh desires; who will not say they do it “because everybody else does it;” who are true to their friends through good and bad, in adversity as well as in prosperity; who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning, and hardheadedness are the best qualities for winning success; who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth when it is unpopular; who can say “no” with emphasis, although all the rest of the world says “yes.” We need men and women of integrity. Daniel in the Bible was like that. Daniel was one politician who believed private lives do matter. What a person is in private is what a person really is. If you can’t trust a person privately, you can’t trust them publicly; if you can’t trust them personally, you can’t trust them politically. Daniel was a man of integrity in a shady world; a man of purity in a soiled world; and a man of stability in a shaky world. In that same spirit, a young man from Rwanda was forced by his tribe in 1980 to renounce Christ or face death. He refused to renounce Christ and was murdered on the spot. The night before he had written the following commitment which was found in his room: “I am a part of the fellowship of the Unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit Power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I am nished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, rst, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by presence, learn by faith, love by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power. I cannot be bought, compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will not inch in the face of sacri ce, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, back up, let up, or shut up until I’ve preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up for the cause of Christ.”Lent: Fully Human Through Discipline and PracticeBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchYesterday marked the beginning of Lent; the Church season that reminds us that Easter is really around the corner. It is a tradition and a means of showing ourselves something spiritual; that we’re not just subject to whims or desires or emotions. It is about discipline; the kind of discipline that Paul talks about in 1st Corinthians (9:24ff). He speaks of “running the race” everyone runs but only one receives the prize. His admonition is to “run in such a way as to get the prize.” When better in the Church year to prepare for the great “prize” that Easter represents to us; God’s gift of eternal life? The pre-Easter period is a very appropriate time to get ready with the kinds of disciplines runners, or other athletes or those who just want to keep in shape, have to practice. The trial runs, the workouts at the gym, the meals devoted to eating correctly and the efforts to have a healthy lifestyle are all parts of the discipline that leads to really being t. Likewise, there is a spiritual side of it all, too. Getting ready for Easter is taking time out to worship a little more, to do a few extra good deeds, to help another person who is in need, to learn a little more about what it is that is believed and why the faithful believe the things they do. This, then, is running the “spiritual race” and provides the strength and bene ts for the spirit in the same way that exercise and practice provide strength and bene ts for the body. One of the great assets of the Christian religion has been to take our human condition seriously. As a part of God’s creation, He made us physical beings but with skills and reasoning capacities to let us make the most out of life here. We are capable of moderating our instincts or basic passions if we choose to do so and are willing to work at it. Faith is there to help in giving us the best life possible; balancing between the human part and that divine image implanted in each of us. Many of the predicaments where people nd themselves are simply a lack of self-discipline (Ever heard someone say “I can’t help myself” or “That’s just the way I am” or “I’ve tried everything and nothing works?”). The reality is that we can change, can grow, can escape from the things that aggravate us about ourselves; and the Church has set aside a time to help practice. What makes disciples? Discipline! What makes us fully human? To put the less-than-human parts of us in their proper place! Ask any successful person how he or she became a success; the answer is always related to “hard work.” It is no different with the person who has come to a spiritual peace in life or who has the faith it takes to overcome life’s obstacles; spiritual work is hard work too, but it has great and wonderful rewards. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 RELIGION COLUMNS “The reality is that we can change, can grow, can escape from the things that aggravate us about ourselves.”Rev. Sam S. Thomas

PAGE 4

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012

PAGE 5

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Friday: A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a south wind between 13 and 20 mph. Sunday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 18 mph becoming west. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a north wind between 18 and 23 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind between 8 and 10 mph.Saturday Night: Partly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 58.Monday: A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.13.12 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind between 5 and 13 mph.

PAGE 6

BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health Departments Public Health means your health. Most people don’t understand what public health is or how it impacts their daily lives. By de nition, Public Health is the science and practice of protecting and improving the health of a community, as by preventative medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, application of sanitary measures, and monitoring of environmental hazards. Many people think of the Public Health Department when they need to get immunizations for their children and family, but Public health is a eld geared toward serving others. Public health professionals serve local, national, and international communities. They are leaders who meet the many exciting challenges in protecting the public’s health today and in the future. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named the ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Ten Great Public Health Achievements -United States, 1900-1999. Vaccination. Eradicates life threatening diseases such as smallpox and polio. Motor-vehicle safety. Reduces death and disability due to unintentional injuries through the formulation of policies designed to protect the safety of the public, such as seat belt and worker safety laws. Safer workplaces and prevents pollution of our air and land through enforcement of regulatory controls and management of hazardous wastes Control and prevention of infectious diseases (Measles, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, etc.). Decline in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke. Promotes healthy lifestyles to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Safer and healthier foods. Healthier mothers and babies. Family planning. Educates populations at risk to reduce sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and infant mortality. Fluoridation of drinking water and assures our drinking and recreational waters are safe. Recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard Seatbelt laws, u vaccines, and uoride in our drinking water are all achievements of public health. Public health debates are in the news everyday, whether it be the latest outbreak of swine u or the eradication of trans-fats from entire cities. The vision of the Florida Department of Health is to “Promote, protect, and improve the health of all people in Florida” and their mission is “A healthier future for the people of Florida” Stop and think about what Public Health has done for you and the possibilities of what it can do for you in the future. BY ROBERT H. WELLS UFAs a carrier of as many as 100 types of germs, the common house y is hardly as innocuous as its name might suggest. Military personnel know this rsthand, and their need for effective y control has helped University of Florida researchers create an innovative new y control device. Known as the Florida Fly-Baiter, the device is blue — in contrast to the yellow y control devices on the market — and is far more effective, said Phil Koehler, a professor of urban entomology with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Flies can spread diseases including dysentery, typhoid fever and cholera, and they are often the rst pest problem to occur when infrastructure, such as plumbing and electricity, is disrupted due to war or natural disaster, such as hurricanes and tsunamis. Koehler and Roberto Pereira, an IFAS associate research scientist, worked with two UF entomology graduates who are also in the Navy, Joseph Diclaro and Jeff Hertz, to develop the device. A key to making the device effective was the discovery that ies are three times more attracted to the color blue than to yellow and that yellow actually seemed to repel ies. The Department of Defense’s Deployed WarFighter Protection program, which seeks to better protect troops from insect-spread diseases, funded the research. The device works by enticing ies using color, smell, and other attractants. Once at the device, the ies eat poisonous bait that quickly kills them. It does not trap the ies; therefore its usefulness isn’t reduced when it lls up with ies, like many other y traps. Pereira said when testing the device, more than 40,000 ies were killed with one insecticide application. Additional insecticide can be applied as needed. Researchers found the ies’ color preference by using behavioral tests that determined which color a y was most likely to travel toward. Electroretinograms that measured the ies’ eye reaction found the insects responded more to blue as well. The research results are published in the current issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology.Adding to the device’s effectiveness are black stripes covered with insecticide that line its outside. The stripes, tested, and ne-tuned by Hertz, mimic dark crevices ies like to hide in. Diclaro, who is lead author of the study and designed the device, said his time as a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman in Cuba in 1991, when Haitian refugees were ooding in, prompted him to work on y control. “At the time, there were so many displaced people living very closely together, and the garbage and waste accumulated, producing tons of ies,” Diclaro said. “I remember walking out of my tent and just being covered with them.” Koehler said the y control device can be used as an alternative to aerial pesticide treatments, which often attempt to cover too large an area to be effective. “It’s a much more targeted way to deal with the problem,” Koehler said. The device, which controls house ies, phorid ies and blow ies, is now available through pest control distributors. Insecticide is sold separately. 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.Pablo ‘Pablito’ RodriquezBELLE GLADE — Pablo “Pablito” Rodriquez w as born Jan. 25, 1924, and passed away Jan. 12, 2012. Pablo was a loving Christian and father. He enjoyed painting, gardening, and playing the harmonica. Pablo leaves to cherish ve sons and ve daughters. He has 29 grandchildren, ten greatgrandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Pablo was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. Earth’s loss is now Heaven’s gain. €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 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 OBITUARY After conducting a nationwide executive search, Hendry Regional Medical Center has hired Sandra (Sandi) Viall as Chief Nursing Of cer and Quality Director. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 20 years of nursing leadership experience, Sandi began her new duties at Hendry Regional Medical Center on Feb. 13. Prior to joining Hendry Regional Medical Center, Sandi was Director of Nursing at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Ill., where she led a staff of more than 200 nurses. She also served as Director of Nursing and Critical Care at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Ill. In addition, Sandi was Clinical Nursing Director for the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago, Ill. Sandi earned a Master of Science in nursing administration and a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Ill., and is currently studying to earn a doctorate in nursing practice for nurse executives. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Nurses Association (ANA). “Sandi is a collaborative and decisive nurse leader who understands how to engage the work force and improve employee, physician and patient satisfaction,” says Lynn Beasley, CEO of Hendry Regional Medical Center. “Her skills will help us enhance nursing and other clinical departments, while continuing to achieve improved quality, operational, and nancial performance. We are proud to have her at our facility.” Hendry Regional Medical Center Hires New CNOSandra Viall Color is Key in Controlling Flies Public Health What Does it Mean to You?

PAGE 7

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3pc. Bed $399.95 E-Z In-Store Financing Available Special purchase: 2pc Queen Size Bedding starting at $299.95 Chest $299.95 Night Stand $199.95 Dresser, Mirror, Headboard, Footboard & Rails $999.95 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Hendry Regional Medical Center will host the Hendry/Glades Community Health Fair. Since the rst health fair was held in 2003, thousands of residents of Hendry, Glades, and surrounding communities have bene ted from the free services that are offered. Approximately 130 medical students from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as students from various Allied Health Divisions will attend to provide free medical services to our residents. NSU-COM Physicians, Community Physicians, and other NSU faculty will be supervising the students. In the past, these students have discovered shocking numbers of newly diagnosed cases of diabetes, high blood pressure, and other medical conditions identi ed by the health care volunteers. Follow-up information will be provided for individuals who will need continued care. Among the medical services offered are Anemia Screening, Tobacco Cessation, Vision, Blood Pressure, Bone Density, Mammogram Vouchers, Cholesterol Screening, Diabetes Screening, HIV Screening and Education, and much more. The Hendry Glades Health Department will be on hand to give out free safety helmets for the children. In addition to the free medical services, vendors will have educational materials and products. Participants can nd out how to apply for free medication and other valuable information. A free bounce house will be available for the children to enjoy. Our local radio station, WAFC, will do a live remote from the event. Free food will be provided for everyone who takes advantage of our free services. Sponsors of the event are Ace Homecare, Everglades Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Florida Community Health Care Center, Hendry Regional Medical Center, Hendry Glades Health Department, Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network (LORHN), Nova Southeastern University, and WAFC Radio. Free Health Fair at HRMC FHP still investigatingBY JUAN LOPEZ jlopez@newszap.comA Clewiston couple crashed on S.R. 78 last Sunday just before noon and Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the crash. Larry Maclennan, 46, and Shirley Maclennan, 59, were headed northbound on S.R. 78 in their 2006 Nissan SUV. They were just south of Banana Grove Rd. when, according to the of cial report, Larry Maclennan lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway. The vehicle went onto the grassy shoulder of S.R. 78 and continued heading in a northeast direction as it crossed over a service road. The vehicle came to rest against a small group of trees. Larry Maclennan was transported to Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee by Glades County emergency services due to the critical injuries he sustained. Shirley Maclennan was reported as not having any injuries. Both were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident and alcohol has already been determined as not being a factor in the accident. Man Suffers Critical Injuries in S.R. 78 wreck Woman writes book, uses Clewiston as settingBY JESSICA SCHULTZGloria Taylor Weinberg published her novel, "A Homicide in Hooker's Point," using Clewiston as her backdrop. Earlier this week, the awardwinning author shared her motivation for writing the book with The Clewiston News. Using Clewiston as the main setting of the story came naturally to the Clewiston native. Weinberg graduated from Clewiston High School in 1959, and spent her early childhood in Hooker's point. "I have vivid memories of the place and people who lived there [Hooker's Point]," said Weinberg. "Some of those memories were traumatic, obviously, but others are tenderly cherished." In the book, the main character, Vicki, is caught up in a con ict when her neighbor, Eric Magruder, kills her kitten during a dispute. Vicki and her father watch as Eric is gunned down in their front yard. Witnesses say he was killed by his father-in-law. But one investigator has doubts. Both Vicki and her father had access to a gun that day, and her father refuses to produce it. The author describes Clewiston and some of its history. The recollections are accurate, drawn from old newspapers and other written accounts. However, her description of life in Hooker's Point is what locals may nd themselves relating to the most. The book is already receiving glowing reviews from other former residents. "I was struck by the author's insightful portrayal of people and places; which brought back fond memories of the simple, authentic life experiences that I had growing up in Clewiston near Hooker's Point," said Erik C. Larsen Asked about her in uences, Weinberg answers that Harper Lee, who wrote "To Kill A Mockingbird," is her favorite author, but she has been in uenced by every book she has read since childhood. With themes similar to those in "To Kill A Mockingbird," Weinberg sends a message in her novel that prejudice and cruelty are evil and leave wounds that sometimes never heal. "A Homicide in Hooker's Point" earned Weinberg a 2011 Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association. The novel is now available online at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and xlibris.com. Hooker’s Point Featured in Mystery Novel Gloria Weinberg

PAGE 8

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Family Eye Care sells electronic focusing prescription glassesFamily Eye Care has always been an innovator in offering the newest technology in eye care to the residents of LaBelle and surrounding areas. They are very proud to announce that they now have available Pixel Optics' revolutionary emPower! eyeglasses, the world's first electronic focusing prescription eyewear. They are the first and currently the only vision care practitioners in Hendry County to offer this new technology. The eyeglasses feature composite lenses with a thin transparent LCD-like layer, microchips, micro-machine accelerometers and miniature rechargeable batteries. With all this they have the same weight, feel and look of your everyday high fashion eyewear designs. The eyewear cost about $1,350 for a complete pair, which includes the frame, lenses, coatings, and all electronic components including a charger. "We are happy to offer our patients this cutting edge vision correction option. Bifocals or the reading power in progressive lenses often interfere with daily activity. Walking up and down steps is a perfect example. Being able to turn the reading power off to reduce it is a real breakthrough," says Drs' Parrish and Youmans. The microchip, micro-accelerometers, and miniature batteries are hidden discreetly in the temples of the frames. The transparent liquid crystal layer in each lens is able to electronically change and activate the near focus zone of the lens only when needed without making a sound or change in the appearance of the lens. Just touch the frame to adjust your view, or set it to do it automatically. emPower! offers instant, automatic vision correction for all ranges of sight, less distortion and wider fields of view compared to a traditional progressive lens. This gives you unprecedented control over you vision! Wearers can choose to operate the eyeglasses in three different modes: manual on, automatic and manual off. emPower! is shock resistant and waterproof. One charge of the battery allows operation for two to three days of use. Stop by the optical at Family Eye Care and let Tom, Natalie or Tracy give you a no obligation demonstration. No appointment necessary. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00, except Thursday 7:30-7:00. We also have hours on some Saturdays. 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSLights in the skyThe U.S. Army parachute demonstration team, the Black Daggers, and the West point Black Knights are conducting winter training at Airglades airport. Their training includes night jumps with ares, which explains what many local residents have seen in the skies above Montura. PHOTO / WILD SIDE PHOTOGRAPHYPlenty came out on Saturday to participate in the Love the Lake event. PHOTO / WILD SIDE PHOTGRAPHYAfter the event, participants relaxed at the Tiki Bar. PHOTO / WILD SIDE PHOTOGRAPHYDarius Redd attended the event with family. Several of his classmates raced for him. The event helped bene t Rotary Club projects and the Darius Redd heart transplant fund. Inaugural Love the Lake 5K-10K A SuccessThe charity runs hosted by the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce and the Clewiston Rotary Club has been praised as a success in its rst year by those involved. According to Clewiston Rotary President Johnnie Nelson and Clewiston Chamber Director Jillian Sparks, the event hosted 33 local business sponsors and more than 275 participants. It was held Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Roland and MaryAnn Martin's Marina.

PAGE 9

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 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.Gun Club plans shooting event at S.O. gun rangeThe 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. V FW 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 @ 863-467-2882Lakeport 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 w ill be prizes for rst, second, third and last place, longest drive and closest to pin. There w ill also be door prizes. Lunch will be barbecued pork sandwiches with chips. For more information, call Glenda at 863-946-1794.Health department encourages annual mammogramThe Glades County Health Department encourages women to schedule their annual mammogram. For more information, call 863-946-0707.Citizen’s Observer Patrol A cademy 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. The course is held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The class will meet every Tuesday for seven weeks at the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce Training Center. For more information or to enroll, please call Marion Schramm at 863-946-1600 ext. 2139.Church hosts sh frySt. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church in Buckhead Ridge will host a Fish Fry on Feb. 24, from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m. at the church hall, State Road 78 West at Chobee Loop. Suggested donation is $8 for adults; $3 for children. Take out is available. The church will sponsor a regular Friday night Fish Fry throughout the Lenten season.VFW Post #9528 in BHR plans activitiesLocated at 29012 E. Hwy. 78, Buckhead Ridge Post invites area residents to their activities. The post opens at 11 a.m. daily. They are accepting applications for new members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. Regular activities 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 The VFW meets every second and fourth Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Male Auxiliary meets every third Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Ladies Auxiliary and AMVET Ladies meet every second Tuesday at 10 a.m. and AMVETS meet every rst Saturday at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Commander Gordon Bruens at 863-467-2882. 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 available at public libraryNew 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 County 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 239-2909236 for Glades County, Joe Thomas at 863612-0413 for LaBelle and Western Hendry County, or Carol Griggs at 863-228-4210 for Clewiston and Eastern Hendry County. Glades at a Glance Lakeport Community Center Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call George at 863-946-1222. Lakeport Community Center Yoga classes every Monday and Friday at 12:15 p.m. For more information, call Dori at 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. Lakeport Gators Valentine Dance at Lakeport Community Center has been rescheduled to Feb. 24 from 7-11 p.m. If anyone would like to donate nger foods or other items for this special event, please call Ms. Brenda at 863-532-8314. Lakeport News Special to the GCD/ Phil GaleThe Lakeport Sour Orange Festival was held Feb. 11.

PAGE 10

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Su Mama y su Tia estas orgullosas de nuestra princesa.Ž SANDRA C. MORALES 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 By Kimberly L. ClementTeam Coach/Leader Glades County 4-H Livestock Judging Team has been very busy this year and has conquered a lot of accomplishments here lately. Now they are working hard for State competition coming up in April at the Univ ersity of Florida’s Horse Teaching Unit in Gainesville. The team’s rst road trip took them to the University of Florida’s Livestock Judging Clinic and Practice Contest at the Horse Teaching Unit. This event was put on by Dr. Chad Carr (Extension Specialist – Animal Sciences), Jessie Savell (Beef Unit Manager – Animal Sciences) University of Florida Livestock Judging Team Coach Justin Crossw hite and members of the UF Livestock J udging Team. This two-day event was very helpful to the team and we hope to go back each year to keep up with the industry needs in livestock. Junior Team members brought home their rst ribbons and trophy from the South Florida Fair competition in West Palm, Jan. 21. They were so excited they couldn’t believe that their team came in third place overall. Jr. Team Member Ross Perry came in 5th place w ith his individual score overall. Jr. Team members w ere Ross Perry, Lacy Green, J amie Hingson, and Mallory Thomas. Sr. team members Tom Bar eld, Warner Ward, A laina Lee and Kathleen Bar eld also had a good day judging at the competition. Friday, Feb. 3, team members Amy Perry, Ashley Lara, Lacy Green, Lowell Roberts and Ross Perry traveled to Okeechobee for the FFA A lumni Livestock Judging Competition and had a great w orkout and practice. Even though the team did not bring home any trophies from this competition we were able to get out and have a good learning experience as well as meet other local 4-H and FFA members in our area that have the same enjoyment of Livestock Judging. Tampa State Fair competition was held Feb. 11 with team members Amy Perry, Tom Bar eld, Ross Perry and Haley Stephens. The team did an awesome job at judging coming in 5th place overall advancing them on to State Finals. The most current competition was held Friday, Feb. 17, in Kissimmee at the Silver Spurs Arena where team members Amy Perry, Lane Prevatt and Raif Prevatt competed and placed second overall as a team and Amy Perry was rst overall for individual score. All of our traveling and competitions could not have been possible if it were not for the folks of Glades and Hendry County who supported our team in our once-a-year fundraiser of selling Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies. Congratulations to the team members and Good Luck at State Competition. If you have any questions regarding Livestock Judging or the team please call the Glades County Extension Of ce at 863946-0244. You may also question the team members in the community of the Livestock Industry and their team accomplishments. Livestock Judging team works toward April competition Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Kimberly ClmentThe Glades County 4-H Livestock Judging Team has been working hard to prepare for the state competition.

PAGE 11

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CENTERSTATE BANK LIFES A BREEZE SWEEPSTAKES ABBREVIATED RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void outside FL and where prohibited. Open to legal U.S. residents, 18 years of age and older, who hold a valid Florida drivers license. Begins 12 :00:00 AM ET on 1/2/12; ends 6:00:00 PM ET on 6/29/12. To enter, visit a CenterState Bank location and “ll out an of“cial entry form. Gra nd Prize: One (1) Grand Prize: a 2012 Ford Mustang Convertible, ARV: $36,900. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Limit one (1) entry per person. For complete rules and eligibility requirements, visit www.centerstatebank.com. Spons or/ Operator: CenterState Bank of Florida, N.A. THREE FREEŽ MAKE THE SWITCH INCENTIVE: Void outside FL and where prohibited. Open to legal U.S. residents, 18 years of age and older. Begins 12:00:00 AM ET on 1/2/12; ends 6:00:00 PM ET on 6/29/12. To receive Make the SwitchŽ incentives of free gift free checking, and free debit card, visit a CenterState Bank or Valrico State Bank location and open a quali“ed account. Quali“ed ac count is a non-interest bearing account (annual percentage yield … 0%). $50 minimum balance required to obtain free gift, free checki ng, and free debit card. The Three FreeŽ incentive is not part of the Lifes a Breeze Sweepstakes.Ž Government-issued photo ID may be required and additional account approval requirements may be imposed; see full details at www centerstatebank.com Copyright 2012 CenterState Bank. All rights reserved. Mustang is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Corporation, which is not a sponsor of or af“liated with this sweepstakes. Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Corporation LLC. Used w ith permission, Ford Media Archives.CenterStateBank.com We Believe In You .Breeze on over to WIN a Mustang!Breeze on over for better banking.Drop by your local CenterState Bank of“ce and enter our Lifes A Breeze Sweepstakes.You could win a 2012 Mustang Convertible!Enter our Lifes A Contest Equal Housing Lender THE Get a free gift, free checking, free debit card and more. Call, click or visit and learn more about our Three FreeŽ Make The Switch offer!Get Three FREE „ 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 By Barbara BrownSpecial to the Glades County Democrat About 80 women took part in the Glades County Woman’s Club’s annual fashion show and luncheon whose theme was “A Friendship Like Ours is Always in Style.” Following an outstanding buffet luncheon of salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts, Yolanda Ford, O’Neaka Jenkins, Laura Bedard, Tikeshia Pullins, Stankeisha Burchell, and Sue Kragulj modeled resort fashions from Boutique on Wheels. These fashions and others were available for purchase. A percentage of the completed sales went toward Glades County Woman’s Club’s scholarship fund. Several door prizes were contributed by club members. A raf e conducted by Donna Storter-Long contained items donated by local individuals and merchants as well as theme baskets from club members. The Woman’s Club would like to thank the following supporters: Beck’s Sporting Goods Store in Lakeport for a rod and reel; Countryside Cafe, Cheers & Beers, and Sherry’s Hideout for meal certi cates; Pamela Lewis for a hand made baby blanket and pillow, and Mike Snow for a trip in his airboat onto Lake Okeechobee. A special thanks goes to M Motorhome Resort for their generous donation of the use of their clubhouse to hold the event, as well as their ongoing support of the Woman’s Club activities. W omen’s Club fashion show, luncheon a success Special to the Glades County DemocratThe Glades County Women’s Club Annual Fashion Show theme was “A Friendship Like Ours is Always in Style.” From left to right, Stankiesha Burchell, Sue Gragulj, Yolonda Ford, Laura Bedard, O’neaka Jenkins and Tiesha Pullins were part of the Women’s Club Fashion Show event held this past weekend. Tourism website and new events calendar updatedGlades County Tourism Development Council (TDC) has updated their website, www.VisitGlades.com with new links, photographs, videos and includes a new calendar feature. The Events Calendar is a place where visitors and residents can view upcoming events and get information and updates pertaining to the events. Local businesses, clubs, and associations that would like to add events to the calendar can send requests to Tosha Reiss at gcemtreiss@gmail.com. County TDC Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month.

PAGE 12

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Calinda ChapmanThe Chalo Nitka Queen pageant was held Feb. 18 at Moore Haven High School. Glades County’s Annual Chalo Nitka Festival is one of Florida’s oldest continuing festivals. The rst festival was held in 1948 to celebrate the paving of what was then Main Street in Moore Haven. Since that time, the Annual Chalo Nitka Festival has evolved into a week-long series of events including a livestock show, a ranch rodeo, a fair and dances. The festival calendar includes:  Monday, Feb. 27, the dairy show starts at 7 p.m. in the Bronson Arena.  Tuesday, Feb. 28, the swine show starts at 7 p.m. in the Bronson Arena.  Wednesday, Feb. 29, the Pee Wee show starts at 6:45 p.m. and the steer show at 7 p.m. in the Bronson Arena.  Thursday, March 1, the Pee Wee show starts at 6:45 p.m. and the Livestock auction starts at 7 p.m. in the Bronson Arena.  Friday, March 2, the Small Fry Fishing Tournament registration is at 8 a.m. at the city softball elds. The tournament will start at 8:30 a.m. Kids Day activities start at 10:30 a.m. in the Chalo Nitka Park.  The Chalo Nitka Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, in the Bronson Arena. The Chalo Nitka adult dance is at 9 p.m. (for those over the age of 18) in the Doyle Conner Building.  Saturday, March 3, there will be a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. in the Moore Haven Cafeteria.  The fair opens at 11 a.m. Saturday in Chalo Nitka Park.  The Chalo Nitka Rodeo will continue on March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Bronson Arena.  Another Chalo Nitka adult dance will be at 9 p.m. Saturday in the Doyle Conner Building. For more information online, go to www. chalonitka.com. Chalo Nitka Festival events start next week The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has postponed the start date for installation of the Manatee Protection System (MPS) at the Moore Haven Lock as a result of concerns expressed by the public at a meeting held Feb. 16 in Clewiston. The lock on the Okeechobee Waterway is now scheduled to be temporarily closed from May 14–July 9. The adjustment comes after local business owners, recreational boaters and residents expressed concerns about closing the locks earlier in the spring due to heavy usage of the facilities. “After hearing the economic and recreational concerns expressed at last night’s meeting, the Corps has adjusted the scheduled lock closure to reduce the impact to the local communities,” said Lt. Col. Michael Kinard, deputy district commander. “This timeframe will allow the lock to remain open further into the boating season, while allowing us to complete the installation at the beginning of the hurricane season when the risk is low. It’s all about balancing impacts and risks.” Installation of the MPS is part of the Manatee Pass Gates project. The primary goal of the 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 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. Moore Haven Lock to close May 14 Brighton Seminole Field Day and RodeoGlades County Democrat/ Katrina ElskenThe 74th Annual Brighton Seminole Field Day Festival and Rodeo was held Feb. 16-19. Above, two U.S. Marine veterans (who are also Native Americans) led dancers from many different tribes into the arena for the Pow Wow dance. At left, Brighton Junoir Miss Princess Melinda Gentry and Brighton Miss Princess Breanna Billie show off their nery. Below Alden Spoonhunter wears "fancy dress." Kevin Locke of the Dakota tribe taught a group of students how to do a hoop dance on Friday at the Brighton festival.

PAGE 13

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 *. Special NoticeWILL HAUL Empty Truck returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, & the Mid West. Can be 1 item or entire household. 414-520-1612 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeSERVERS AND COOKS Full and Part time. Experienced. Must apply in person at Roland Martin Marina 920 E Del Monte Ave Clewiston, FL NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. R R E E S S I I D D E E N N T T I I A A L L 326 w arcade 3/1 $90,000 123 w arcade 2/1 $59,900 816 W Alverdez 4/3 $154.9K 4455 Hendry Isles Blvd 3/3 $200K 909 Popash 3/2 $300K 2600 Riverside Dr MHE3/2 $112K 1039 Anvil Way 3/2 2 acs $139.9K 1105 Haven Pl MHE 2/2 $109.5K 1068 Haven Pl MHE 3/2 $119K 1069 Haven Pl MHE 3/2 $119.5K Bass 'n Sun #235 $85K 1011 W Aztec 3/2 $89.9K Bass Capital #503 $105K 713 Poinsettia 3/1.5 $99.9K 1002 W Alverdez 3/2 $99K 312 W Ventura Ave 3/1 $42.5K 213 De Soto Ave 4/2 $179.9K 329 E Esperanza Ave 3/2 $95K 106 Ridgewood Ave 3/2 pool $320KM M O O B B I I L L E E H H O O M M E E S S 1268 Dublin Cir. 2/2 SWMH $18.9K 779 Evercane Rd 3/2 pool $120KV V A A C C A A N N T T L L A A N N D D 525 S Jasine 1.25 ac $45K Montura lots from $4.5K Perimeter Montura 2.5 ac $25K Moore Haven 5 lots $50K Moore Haven 2 lots $39.9K Montura 10 lots bulk sale $40KS S H H O O R R T T S S A A L L E E 820 Sweet Lake 2/2 $75K 6600 Flaghole Rd 4/2 pool $190K 213 San Luiz 4/3 pool $129.9K 1972 Joshua Bl 3/2 DWMH $42.9K 1572 Joshua Bl 3/2 DWMH $29KA A N N N N D D Y Y E E S S S S ( ( 8 8 6 6 3 3 ) ) 9 9 8 8 3 3 8 8 9 9 7 7 9 9 L L A A U U R R A A S S M M I I T T H H Broker Associate( ( 8 8 6 6 3 3 ) ) 5 5 9 9 9 9 1 1 2 2 0 0 9 9 A A F F T T E E R R H H O O U U R R S S : : PENDING PENDINGP P l l e e a a s s e e c c a a l l l l f f o o r r r r e e n n t t a a l l s s C C L L E E W W I I S S T T O O N N H H O O M M E E S S / / M M O O B B I I L L E E H H O O M M E E S S €4/2 Mobile Home, 2.5 ac, 145 Palomino $64.9K €2/2 Bass and Sun Condo furnished $89,9K €3/2 321 W. Arcade, remodeled $114,5K €3/2 Mobile Home, 631 Merit St. $51K €3/2.5 Town Home Sweet Lake Villas $179K €3/2 1134 Della Tobias $80K €5/2 525 N. Arboleda,MH move in ready 94.9K M M O O O O R R E E H H A A V V E E N N / / L L A A K K E E P P O O R R T T / / O O R R T T O O N N A A €3/2 w/det. garage 499 Ave. R. $185K €3/2 Riverfront w/pool and dock $259.9K €891 Yacht Club 3/2 MH $65K €827 Yacht Club 2/2 M.H. $135K €Ortona Riverfront 4/3 w/pool 5 ac. $295K €Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 w/ Boat House Lowry Ln. $110K €Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 Lowry Ln CBS Reduced $195K €3/2 Lrg. Home, 784 Ave. N. $185K A A C C R R E E A A G G E E , L L A A N N D D & & L L O O T T S S €27.5 acres Pioneer Plantation Reduced Only $60K €Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC. Parcels, Owner Finance Avail. €Sky Valley Lots: deeply discounted Ready To BuildŽ €1.25 Acre lots Montura Ranch Estates $4500 €20 Acre, Ladeca, Wooded $150K €E. Del Monte/N. Francisco, Res. Lot $75K €185 Ac former shrimp/fish farm So. LaBelle $4,500 per acre €918 Acre former shrimp farm So. Clewiston $6,500 per acre €N. Fransisco Res. Lot $25K, Owner Financing €2 Residental lots horseshoe acres $5500 each €812 Maryland Ave. (Mobile Home Lot) $11,000 €10 acre Ladeca Center Ave $55K €2.5 Acre Lots, Pioneer, w/imp Starting at $24.9K C C O O M M M M E E R R C C I I A A L L / / I I N N V V E E S S T T M M E E N N T T / / R R E E N N T T A A L L S S €Moore Haven Medical Office w/ Equipment for sale or lease €Gas/Convenience Store, CR 833 $350K €Industrial/Rail Business Park, CR 835. Sale or Lease €Hwy 27, 14,279 sq. ft. Commercial Building $349K €Hwy 27 Frontage-Former Sonnys Lot (1.9 ac) $450K €525 E El Paso Office w/ apt. excellent condition $105K €Comm. Building Moore Haven U.S. 27 For Lease €.35 ac. Corner LotEast of Bello's Jewelry $65K €Corner Lot, Hwy. 27 Frontage reduced $148.5K €3/1 317 E. El Paso $750 mo. €3/2.5 Town Homes Lake Shore Villas $1,000mo €2/1 211 Margaret St $650 mo. €1/1 Eff. w/elec. $625 mo. FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE!!! Employment Full TimeHOUSEKEEPERS Now hiring housekeepers please send resume to: maid2shine863@gmail.co m or call 863-233-1691. Se busca personas para limpieza de casas y o cinas por favor enviar su resume a: maid2shine863@gmail.co mo llame al 863-233-1691 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012

PAGE 14

Physician Practice Of ce Manager Hendry Regional Medical Center has an opportunity for a dynamic and motivated individual to provide operational leadership as a physician practice of ce manager at our “Convenient Care Center” located in Labelle, Florida. The HRCCC, which spans approximately 14,000 square feet, is a Rural Health Clinic located on the west side of Hendry County serving the health care needs of the community in primary care, minor emergencies and workers comp. The Convenient Care center staf ng consists of LPNs, RNs, CMAs, patient coordinators, 2 physicians and 4 midlevel providers. In addition, specialty services for ENT, Surgery and Cardiology are provided on a part-time basis. Our clinical manager is responsible for the overall management of clinic day-to-day operations in accordance with HRMC’s mission and values to provide high quality health care services, close to home. This position must ensure economical and ef cient clinic performance working closely with the Physician Practices Director, Administration, Providers and Clinic staff. Areas of responsibility include: Management of Clinic Staff, Policy & Procedure Development, Financial Analysis and Performance, Medical Record Management, Provider Relations, Patient Flow and Satisfaction, and Marketing and Community Relations. Work situations will include a variety of duties and responsibilities that require technical expertise, basic clinical knowledge, problemsolving skills, accountability and patient service and satisfaction, decision making, organizational skills, and use of discretion and judgment. Educational Requirements: High School Graduate or Equivalent, College Degree preferred. Three to ve years in a healthcare clinic environment, such as a physician practice, urgent care, county health department setting, with a least 2 years in a supervisory or equivalent role. Pro ciency in Microsoft Of ce (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Experience in medical coding and billing desired. Please visit our website to apply www.hendryregional.org. LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on March 5, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 1997 Isuzu, VIN: JACDJ58V8V7900539 2001 Chevy, VIN: 1GNCS18W31K117817 We have the right to refuse any and all bids 410558 CN 2/23/2012 N O T I C E BBC meeting #2012-01 Notice is hereby given that the Board of Building Commissioners of the City of Clewiston, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., in the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this hearing is to consider the disposition of the following properties located in the City of Clewiston: 500 South WC Owen Avenue, a.k.a. Sugarland Trailer Park This hearing will be conducted pursuant to Section 18-526, Clewiston Code of Ordinances. All persons interested may appear and be heard. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations at the meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the City Clerk’s of ce at 863-983-1484 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Clewiston City Hall is a wheelchair accessible building. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Travis Reese, Building Of cial 410595 CN 2/23/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, February 27, 2012 at meeting on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend. 410103 CN 2/23/2012 IDEAL FAMILY VACATION HOME/ BUSINESS RETREAT20 ACRE RANCH(7 miles from LaBelle) 5/4 Ranch/home ~ Built 2004 ~ 2800 SF Wooded, Fenced, Pond, Paved Road~ OPEN HOUSE ~2/25 & 2/26 • Noon to 6 PM Phone owner for appt 863-673-5071 Ideal for homestead... Vacation home... Family holiday... Week-end retreat...etc. SO MANY POSSIBILITIES! OWN YOUR OWN RANCH or go partners with friends... family... business associates... church members. Raise your own cattle. Ride your horse. Park your RV. View Deer and Wild Turkey from your living room. MOTIVATED SELLER... PRICED TO SELL $265,000 Phone OWNER DIRECTLY 863 673 5071 Open House ASAP by appointment only Mobile HomeSale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000651 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff v. DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS N/K/A PATRICIA CRITTENDEN ROSS, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAME INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHE R CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HENDRY County, Florida; I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida described as: LOT 2, BLOCK G, FORT DENAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 4, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 4065 Ft. Adams Avenue, Labelle, Florida 33935, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the second oor lobby Clerk of Courts Of ce, C.E. Hall Building, Administration Area LaBelle Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, on March 14, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST TN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DISABILTY LANGUAGE: If you are a individual with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. For further information please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, Phone: (239) 533-1723, Fax: (239) 485-1014, smann@ca.cjis20.org at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this February 13, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLE R Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 410138 CN 2/23;3/1/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 12-18-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANK DALLAS JOHNSTON (SR) Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FRANK DALLAS JOHNSTON (SR), deceased, whose date of death was November 28, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is February 23, 2012. Personal Representative: LORA LEON P.O. Box 2130 LaBelle, Florida 33975 Attorney for Personal Representative: ALISON C. HUSSEY, ESQ. Attorney for LORA LEON Florida Bar Number: 116165 Pavese Law Firm P.O. Box 100088 Cape Coral, FL 33910-0088 Telephone: (239) 542 3148 Fax: (239) 542 8953E-Mail:AlisonHussey@PaveseLaw.com410536 CN 2/23;3/1/2012 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 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 Computer/ SuppliesGood Working Dell Desktop systems $75 & up. Available @ Star Food Store across from KFC in Clewiston. (863)517-2782 Houses Sale How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds FurnitureCHAIRS 2 upholstered chairs with ottomans, caramel color w/swirl design. Both $200 or will sell sep. (863)902-9469 Household Items10x6 area rug wh/fringe Rich jewel-tone colors teal, burgundy,ivory. No stains NICE $55.00/or best offer. (863)902-9469 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments 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 Houses Sale Houses RentLABELLE River front, 2br, 2ba, FR, LR, DR, Pool, $1250 + dep. (317)371-3171 River front 4BR 2BA, of ce, 2 car garage, on 3 acres, eat in kitchen, great room, screened porch, large covered boat dock. $1200/mo. First/sec. dep. (801)664-9530. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Hunting PropertyRetired professional and Ft. Myers resident interested in securing a few acres to hunt wild turkey in March, 2012. Willing to rent/lease land by day, week, season, or year. Also would be interested in hunting boar and deer. Call (239) 849-3369; or bllcumming@yahoo.com Lots SaleCLEWISTON 841 Redish Circle. Lot for your Mobile Home. Now accepting offers. Call: 863-677-0601. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSaleAqua Isle Adult Park 2br, 1 bath. 1 bed, dresser, washer/dryer, screen porch, utility room, carport, corner lot. Selling due to illness $5500 OBO 863-843-5097 BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 CLEWISTONFurnished 12 x 60 mobile home, Tropical, Lot 50 Clewiston, 2br, 2ba, 11x33 screen room, newer appliances., 10x10 shed, shingle roof, carport (863)983-0980 Doublewide 5br, 3bath on half acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Very easy credit approval with low down payment. Call Larry 863-675-8888 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Mobile HomeSaleNew 3bedroom, 2 bath doublewide. Dealer liquidation Sale. Only $45,900 includes setup and a/c Overnight credit approval with low down payment. Call Steve 863-675-8888 New 4br, 2bath doublewide. Jacobsen home ready to move to your lot. Only $57,900 setup and a/c included. Very easy nancing with low down payment. Call Kathy 863-983-4663 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Motorcycles1996 Kawasaki Z1 Elminator, $2,600.00 (863)902-9469 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Commercial TrucksFORD F700 1996 Dump Truck with 1998/763 Bobcat & Trailer. Total price $16,500. Call: (561)833-9346. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

PAGE 15

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 2473 2008 1074433-03000170050 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 5, Block 17, The Woodland Subdivision, according 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410323 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Marilyn W. Osborne, 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 4238 2008 4104329-07022230070 Mario R. Mendez & Irma L. Mendez Lot 7, Block 2223, Port LaBelle Unit 7, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410317 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, 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 3978 2007 4104329-13025330030 Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Julie Prop-Birch Lot 3, Block 2533, Port LaBelle Unit 13, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 56, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410306 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 FLOO R HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNT Y 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 HENDR Y 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 Cler k 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 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella III, 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 3867 2007 4104329-12025010380 Monica Dennis Lot 38, Block 2501, Port LaBelle Unit 12, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 42, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410301 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the 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 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 15, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1K98A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Pipe Desilting, Pipe Lining/Clean & Seal, Video Inspection in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $296,000.00 E1K99A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Storm Drain & Pipe Inspection & Repair & Surface Realignment & Void Filling in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $500,000.00 E1L00A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for North Port Mowing & Litter Removal in Sarasota County. Budget Estimate: $15,000.00 E1L01A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Long Line Striping & RPM removal & Replacement in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $359,893.00 E1L02A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Sidewalk Repair in Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1L03A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Sidewalk Repair in Sarasota County. Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1L04A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Guardrail & Fence Repairs in Polk, Highlands, & Okeechobee Counties. Budget Estimate: $350,000.00 E1L05A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for Miscellaneous Concrete Repair and Side Drain Pipe Repair in Hardee, Desoto, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $200,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 410212 CGS/CB 2/23;3/1/2012 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 2/9,16,23/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & llene 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 3470 2007 4104329-09023010500 Sonia E. McDonald and Everton McDonald Lot 50, Block 2301, Port LaBelle Unit 9, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410318 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 REQUEST 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 Attention Comcast Customers in Clewiston, Lakeport and Moore Haven On Tuesday March 27th, 2012, the following programming change will occur to your channel lineup: • WXCW-HD (CW HD) High-De nition Limited Basic channel 435 will move to channel 436. Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) if you have any questions. After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service or a rate increase, you may change your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your request may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. 410188 CGS 2/23/2012 IN 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Shop here first! The classified ads Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

PAGE 16

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT John & llene 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 3614 2007 4104329-10023710050 Walter Gray & Cisceline Gray. Lot 5, Block 2371, Port LaBelle Unit 10, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 17, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410322 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2472 2008 1074433-03000170040 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 4, Block 17, The Woodland Subdivision, according 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410319 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 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 2510 2008 1314433-A0000460000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5956, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410302 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Pinot 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 1624 2006 1314433-A0002650000 Evora Hermis Lot No. 5879, Section “J-1”; The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest 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. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410299 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 2010 2008 1264432-A0000200000 GAME Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, 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 1057, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410313 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000491 MIAMI FIELD STATION BUILDING B47 REPLACEMENT (B381) AND CULVERT CROSSING REPLACEMENTS, MIAMIDADE COUNTY, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Monday, March 26, 2012 for the MIAMI FIELD STATION BUILDING B47 REPLACEMENT (B381) AND CULVERT CROSSING REPLACEMENTS, MIAMIDADE COUNTY, FL. Project Description: This project includes but shall not be limited to; the replacement of the Miami Field Station Culvert Crossings (two locations) to include: Demolition and disposal of the existing corrugated metal pipe culverts, construct new concrete pipe culverts and concrete headwalls, construct new water lines and re hydrants, construct new riprap on bank at culvert headwalls, replace damaged roadway at Field Station Entrances, construct new guardrail at Field Station entrances, temporary removal and reinstallation of existing light xtures at main entrance (to facilitate construction), and temporary support or relocation all utilities over the culverts. Construct a Pre-Engineered Metal Building on an existing concrete slab. Building will have customary utilities such as lighting, HVAC and plumbing. Building includes a 15T monorail and monorail canopy. Some foundation improvements are required. Work involves yard piping, re suppression supply and hydrants, plumbing tie-ins in yard, minor landscaping and sanitary piping. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Miami Field Station, 9001 NW 58th Street, Miami FL 33178. For directions call (305) 513-3420. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 410372 CN 2/23/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Florida Conservancy District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., at the of ce of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or 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 made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT By: /s/ Kenneth McDuf e Chairman 410233 SUN 2/23;3/1/2012 ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Shore Drainage District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 10:30 A.M., at the of ce of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or 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 made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT By: /s/ Bazil K. Anderson President 410231 SUN 2/23;3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

PAGE 17

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION AND QA TESTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH WEST COWBOY WAY SIDEWALKS, FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FM# 428104 RFQ. No: 2012-11 OPENING DATE: MARCH 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services in connection with the construction of a sidewalk on West Cowboy Way from Amanda Street to Wa llen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms submitting must have expertise in construction administration, quality assurance testing, and any other requirements that FDOT may impose in the LAP Agreement. Proposers shall have all services available inhouse or may propose multiple rms which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on March 22, 2012, at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the 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 410602 CN/CB 2/23;3/1,8,15/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS HENDRY COUNTY SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF COWBOY WAY, FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 FM# 428104 BID No. 2012-14 Opening Date and Time: March 22, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for Sidewalk Construction on the south side of Cowboy Way, from Amanda Street to Wallen Street and from Carlyle Street to SR 29. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their bid for consideration. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on March 22, 2012, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any bids received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to be held on March 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from Purchasing, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up and mailing address), or by calling 863-675-5220. Bidders must be registered with Purchasing in order to receive the plans and specs. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 410600 CB/CN 2/23;3/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Investments 2234, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2555 2007 2024329-61000000060 Lyle F. McCandless Parts of Lots 2 and 3, Rosenberry Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 24, Public Records of Lee County, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Southwest corner of Lot 3 of Rosenberry Subdivision, of the East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, as a point of beginning; thence East, along the South boundary of Lot 3, a distance of 538 feet to the West line of Carlyle Street; thence North, along the West line of Carlyle Street, a distance of 231.80 feet; thence West parallel to the South line of Lot 3, a distance of 175 feet; thence South, parallel to Carlyle Street, a distance of 151.80 feet; thence West, parallel to the South line of Lot 3, a distance of 363 feet to the West line of Lot 3; thence South, a distance of 81 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410311 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 168 2007 1064428-A0001640000 John C. Swearingen The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 6, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410305 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 Public Notice 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 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 3039 2008 4104329-03021360340 John C. Swearingen Lot 34, Block 2136, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410315 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 2474 2008 1074433-03000170060 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 6, Block 17, The Woodland Subdivision, according 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410314 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

PAGE 18

BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Sora is the most widespread and abundant of the North American rails, the Sora breeds across Canada and the northern United States and winters in the southern states including Florida and northern South America. This bird is also known by other names including the Carolina Rail, Soree or Meadow Chicken. Soras are secretive birds that are more often heard than seen. Their call is a loud descending whinny “whee-heehee-hee-hee-hee” or a two-noted “sorAH” call with the second note higher. The adult Sora is a small marsh bird, with a triangular body shape, slate gray body, and short yellow bill. They have strong legs and a short tail which is often held upright showing white underneath. Their face and bib are black. Immature Soras don’t have a black face and throat and are buffy brown on the chest. These little marsh-walkers forage for seeds, grasses, aquatic plants, insects, and snails while walking or swimming. Nesting activity is reported from April through early August on their northern breeding grounds. The female builds a saucer-shaped nest on the ground or a platform over shallow water. The clutch size ranges from eight-13 eggs which are incubated for 19 days. The eggs hatch over a span of two-13 days. Chicks are capable of walking or swimming short distances by the end of their rst day and are independent about four weeks of age. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston. For reservations for these free trips or to request information contact: Margaret England 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. Mark your calendar. Early bird registration for in Florida’s Big “O” Birding Festival ends March 1st. This birding, photography, and boat festival will be held March 28 through 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. The event features boat trips on Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River. Some of Florida’s best known guides and birders will be leading trips and presenting programs during the event. Photographers will have opportunities to attend workshops and trips with professional photographer and instructor, John Lopinot. 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 more information, call 863-675-5264 or e-mail bigobirding2012@gmail.com. Check out the updates on the Big “O” Birding Festival website www.bigobirdingfestival. com or www.facebook.com (search for big o birding festival 2012). REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS LEASE OR SALE OF WAYSIDE R.V. PARK CLEWISTON, FLORIDA RFP NUMBER: 2012-13 OPENING DATE AND TIME: MAY 23, 2012 @ 2:00 P.M. Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for the lease or sale of the Wayside R.V. Park, 901 N. Francisco St., Clewiston, Florida (Parcel I.D. No. 3-34-43-01-010-0013-002.0). In order to be considered, proposals must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by May 23, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the RFP can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to lease or sell the property, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this RFP, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 410346 CB/CN 2/23;3/1/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2436 2008 1074433-03000020110 GAME Investments, Inc. Lot 11, Block 2, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410316 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 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 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 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 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 2513 2008 1314433-A0000620000 GAME Investments, Inc The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest 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 6014, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 29th day of March, 2012 Dated this 15th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 410309 CN 2/23, & 3/1,8,15/2012 Public Notice Public Notice 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Inland Birding Fun: Sora (SORA) PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEThe Sora is a secretive bird. Margaret England Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.66/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 52.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 20.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 17.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 35.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “Gasoline prices have perked up a bit in the last week,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “As we continue to move towards warmer weather, gasoline prices will follow, with prices accelerating higher at a faster pace come late March into April, so if motorists think this is bad, they should really hold on to their chairs,” DeHaan said. Gas Prices Update

PAGE 19

By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat MOORE HAVEN—A Miami man was arrested on a felony drug charge after he was reportedly stopped for speeding in Moore Hav en and over 200 grams of suspected marijuana was found in his vehicle. Trey Adonte Turner, 21, Wood St., was arrested Saturday, Feb. 11, on a felony charge of possession of marijuana over 20 grams and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Glades County Jail under a bond of $5,500. Jail records indicate he has since been released on bond. An arrest report by Deputy Anthony Blachowski, of the Glades County Sheriff’s Ofce (GCSO), stated that he stopped Turner at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Fourth Street at 2:21 a.m. for doing 57 mph in a 35 mph zone. GCSO Deputy Richard Ermeri responded to the scene and because Turner appeared to be very nervous he asked if he could search the silver 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. In his report Deputy Ermeri stated that while he was talking to Turner, who was still seated in the van, he saw a small amount of a suspicious substance on the panel of the driver’s side door. According to GCSO arrest reports Deputy Ermeri searched the vehicle and not only found a partially smoked hand-rolled cigarette that smelled like pot, he also found three plastic bags that contained suspected marijuana. When all of the substances were eld tested, the test allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana, In all, continued the deputy’s report, 247.3 grams—or, about 8.72 ounces—of suspected marijuana was found in the vehicle. Deputy Ermeri went on to state that when he found the suspected pot Turner became upset and said “... he forgot it was in there.” Deputy Blachowski stated in his report that Turner said he spent $3,000 for the suspected pot. Besides his criminal arrest, Turner was also issued citations for unlawful speed, driving while license suspended and possession of a controlled substance inside a motor vehicle. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 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 EVENTSAll DayFriday Feb 24th Fish & Chips $6.99 the Hat Boys and the Decades image of a vehicle under water. When the FWC of cer dragged the area w ith a magnet it became attached to the large metal object. Divers from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce—Deputy Sergeant Shannon Peterson and Deputy Sergeant Brian Hagan—were called to help determine what the large object was. Deputy Johnson said the vehicle was found near a camping area on the canal. The van was removed by, and turned over to, Sargent’s Towing. CANALContinued From Page 1 the Seminole tribe demonstrated traditional crafts and cooking. In one chickee, fry bread sizzled in a pot over an open re. Children eagerly lined up for free samples of the treat. Martha Jones, was making dolls out of palmetto ber. She said it takes about two hours to make the doll head and body. The clothing and decorations are much more time consuming. The color traditional costumes worn by the dolls are carefully sewn. The hairstyles portray those worn by traditional Seminole women and men. She explained that she tries to interest children at the Brighton school in learning the traditional crafts. “When they are interested, they catch on fast,” she said. Not all are interested, she added. Jennie Shore wove colored threads around small bunches of dried sweet grass to fashion baskets. She said sweet grass grows in dry areas where palmetto plants grow. They traditionally harvested the sweet grass on a ranch between Okeechobee and Fort Pierce, with the permission of the property owner. She said the land has been sold to the state and they are no longer allowed to gather grass there. The grass grows on a few places on the reservation, she said, “but it’s hard to nd.” In another chickee, Leroy Osceola carved animal gures and toy knives from wood, while his grandchildren played nearby. The carvings are toys for children or trinkets to sell to tourists. At the festival, he carved to demonstrate the craft. But when he was a young boy, carving was serious business. “It was how we made money,” said Mr. Osceola. He said his grandfather taught him to carve. Before the days of the bingo halls, selling souvenirs was one of the few ways the Seminoles could earn money. “We would try to sell enough to buy food for the week,” he said. SEMINOLEContinued From Page 1 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).  Keith Burford, 29, N.W. 64th Ave., Margate, was arrested Feb. 14 on a warrant out of St. Martin Parrish, La., charging him with possession of marijuana. He is being held without bond.  Warrick Keana Barber, 37, Belle Glade, was arrested Feb. 15 on a felony charge of possession of cocaine, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $6,000.  Janal Shaquinthia Kelly, 19, Moore Haven, was arrested Feb. 16 on a felony charge of throwing a deadly missile into a vehicle / building/aircraft, and misdemeanor charges of simple assault and criminal mischief. Her bond was set at $5,500.  Ronald Terry Revels, 35, Clipper Terrace, LaBelle, was arrested Feb. 16 on a warrant charging him with violation of probation felony battery. He was released on his own recognizance. 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 The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated the following reports of crimes last w eek.  Criminal Mischief, 1000 block of Thomas St., Moore Haven;  Identity theft (no address given), Moore Haven;  Criminal Mischief, 1100 block of Honshu Lane, Lakeport;  Burglary, 1100 block of Kaufman Lane, Lakeport;  Fraud, Whidden Road (phone scam), Muse. Investigations Traf c stop leads to felony arrest on drug charge Trey Adonte Turner Glades County Democrat/ Katrina ElskenMartha Jones sewed Palmetto dolls at the Brighton Seminole Festival.

PAGE 20

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Open Evenings Emergencies Welcome All InsuranceWelcomeFREEDigital X-Ray & Consultation or Second OpinionNEW DENTURES$359from(D7140) (D5110) (D5120)Exp. 2/29/12 Exp. 2/29/12(D6010)FROM ea.(D9310) (D0330)DENTALIMPLANTS$499 IMPLANTOLOGYISNOTARECOGNIZEDSPECIALTYBYTHEAMERICANDENTALASSOCIATIONANDFLORIDABOARDOFDENTISTRY. NEWTREATMENTPROGRAMONLY. THEPATIENTANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSEORPAY, CANCELPAYMENT ORBEREIMBURSEDFORANYSERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATEMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFANDWITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEE, SERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENT. Simple Extractions Start at $25.00 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee February 23, 2012 By Barbara BrownSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Following their monthly covered dish luncheon, a female Keenager was heard w hispering “A program on shing? I’m in the wrong place!” However, after listening to Charlie Evans, guest of the over-50 group at their monthly meeting at First Baptist Church, she was one of the rst to tell him how much she enjoyed his presentation. His rst comment that at least “6 percent of anglers are women,” got the attention of the women present. Of course, the men w ere already interested when Mr. Evans entered, wearing a shirt with at least 20 shing-related ads on it. Mr. Evans and Mike W hitaker were co-founders and owners of the FLW until 1996, when they sold out and he became president and CEO of FLW. No, “FLW” does not stand for “Florida Waters” the group learned, but is named for Forrest Lloyd Wood, founder of Ranger Boat Company, and a well known icon in the boating business. Charlie compared the Sutter Gold Rush to Florida’s gold mine here. He emphasized the fact that Lake Okeechobee has the best bass shing in the United States, and is a gold mine of its own! For years he hosted the FLW Fishing and TV Show on NBC sports. Following his retirement from FLW, Ranger Boats sponsors Mr. Evans, and he continues shing, but now as a pro sherman in tournaments all over the United States, including his home state of Kentucky. He talked about the economic impact the shing industry has on all of Florida, and in particular the Lake Okeechobee region. There were more than 165 boats in the recent tournament. This makes for a lot of meals, gas, and motel rooms in the Lake Okeechobee area! Each day an angler is assigned a different, randomly chosen, partner. No bass quali es unless it is brought in alive. The lake is off limits to the contestants for three weeks prior to the tournament to insure each angler has an equal chance. The top contestants are subject to a lie-detector test to insure that the rules and regulations of the tournament have been followed, as prize money is in the thousands. Mr. Evans compared tournament rules to God’s rules in the Bible. He emphasized that if people follow the rules set forth in the Bible for living, God blesses us and as in a proshing tournament, if the rules are not followed, the rules can be disastrous. During a question and answer session following his presentation, Mr. Evans was asked “What happens if an angler is caught breaking tournament rules?” He replied that no one would sponsor him or her, and no matter how many bass he, or she, had caught, they would be disquali ed. Following his speech, the Keenagers presented Mr. Evans with a small gift of appreciation, and many followed him outside to check out his Ranger boat, which is complete with “CHARLIE EVANS” written on both sides. He and his wife, Delores, reside in Clewiston during the winter months. Mark your calendar for the third Thursda y of the month—don’t make doctor or dental appointments that day; and join other over 50s for a fun time of food, fellowship, and usually an interesting program. See ya’ in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist on March 15, at noon. Fishing pro entertains Glades County Keenagers Special to the Glades Democrat/ Barbara BrownCharlie Evans (right) discusses shing tournaments with a "Keenager." Special to the Glades Democrat/ Barbara BrownRoy Fox from Kentucky admires Charlie's Ranger boat.