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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven Fla
Publication Date: 03-01-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
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General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012 V ol. 84 No. 4 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Youth league honors players ...Page 10 Health dept. welcomes new provider ... Page 11 C ongressman R ooney visits B HR ..Page 12 8 arrested in ‘Operation Pill Crusher’ ... Page 19 Glades at a Glance ...Page 9 50¢ Plus tax Ahern named Grand MarshalGlades County native John Ahern has been named the Grand Marshal for the 2012 Chalo Nitka Festival and Parade. According to Glades County Economic Development Council executive director and Chalo Nitka Committee member Tracy Whirls, the Chalo Nitka Festival Committee voted to honor Mr. Ahern in recognition of his many contributions to Glades County. “John is a founding member of the Glades County Economic Development Council, he’s been chairman of the Enterprise Zone Development Agency since its inception—it’s hard to think of a program or project that Mr. Ahern hasn’t been involved in,” Ms. Whirls said. 64th Chalo Nitka Festival under way Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Calina ChapmanThe Chalo Nitka pageant winners rode in the Swamp Cabbage Festival Parade in LaBelle on Feb. 25. The Chalo Nitka Parade will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in downtown Moore Haven. John Ahern See FESTIVAL — Page 12 Special to the Glades County DemocratThe Glades County Public Safety Department and the Lakeport Volunteer Fire Department have purchased animal resuscitation masks. “Blue” with his owner Bill Match, demonstrates how the mask is used. The Glades County Public Safety Department and the Lakeport Volunteer Fire Department have purchased three sets of animal resuscitation masks to be put on board three of the Lakeport re units. The resuscitation masks can be used in any re situation where an animal is in respiratory distress due to smoke inhalation. These masks can be adjusted to t any animal size from cats to cows. The masks were purchased from H.E.L.P. Animals. Inc. in Orange City, Fla. H.E.L.P. Animals is a non-pro t organization. They can be reached at P.O. Box 740514, Orange City, Fla. 32774-0514, 386-216-6827. Resuscitation masks designed for animals “Blue,” owned by Bill Match, is an honorary member of the Lakeport Volunteer Fire Department. Glades County arrests ... Page 9

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Chalo Nitka pageant help appreciatedOur daughter, Haley Allysa Stephens was recently crowned the 2012 Chalo Nitka Queen. Haley was proudly sponsored by Ronda and Carl Perry, the owner of Perry Farms. S he has two sisters, Jenna and Taylor, and is the granddaughter of Judy, and the late Joe Henry Peeples, Schiller and the late Betsey Martin, and Martha Stephens. Haley is a member of FFA, Beta Club, Youth Leadership County Events, Varsity Softball player for 2 years, Varsity Track Member, 4-H Livestock Judging, Rooters Swine Club, and also a member of the First United Methodist Church. Her achievements include being on the A/B honor roll for 10 years, 2003 Little Miss Chalo Nitka, Reserve Grand Champion Swine 2008, Winner of the “Florida Governor’s $100 Essay Contest”, and 2nd place Subdistrict winner for the FFA creed contest. Haley enjoys going to the woods with her family, hunting with her dad, going to the river with her friends, and spending time with her entire family. After high school, Haley plans to attend the University of Alabama to become an orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. We would like to send out a big ‘Thank You’ to some very special people who helped make Haley’s success possible. To the Chalo Nitka pageant committee: Jenny Allen, Ericka Villafuerte, Mckenzie Green, and Nancy Ashley for all your time and hard work. Jenny you are a special lady for putting so much time and hard work into the pageant. Although you didn’t feel well, you always put on a smile for the girls. Ronda and Carl Perry for sponsoring Haley. Ronda, what a ride! Thank you so much for the special dress shopping trip we took. Many memories were made, along with wise advice being given. My Aunt Pat Peeples, for all of Haley’s wardrobe adjustments. Wade and Kristi Hingson for building the awesome Edith Ann rocking chair. It added a special touch to the whole skit. Pat Beding eld for Haley’s costume for her talent. Whitne y Storey Savoie for doing such a beautiful job on Haley’s hair, and of course for all o f the backstage help. Susan Cox, owner o f Southern Divas for providing me with all o f her beautiful jewelry Annie Pearl Espinos a for saving the night. Thank you so much for allowing us to come to your house late at night in pouring rain after Haley’s dress rehearsal for some laset minute emergenc y dress repairs. All of our friends for all of your love and support. Wishing everyone a ver y happy, safe, and fun lled Chalo Nitka. Sincerely, Dane and Linda Martin Letters to the Editor Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Thomas Bar eldThe 2012 Chalo Nitka Queen is Haley Allysa Stephens. What's your opinion? Post online or send it in!Editor’s note: Readers are invited to post their comments for this column on the Glades County Democrat web site. Go to www.newszap.com, click on “Glades County.” On the Glades County page, click on “Local issues post your opinion,” to comment on a current discussion thread or start a new one. You may also leave comments on the Glades County Democrat page on Facebook or email your comments to gcdnews@newszap.com. Comments on all issues of local interest are welcome. Some of the topics currently under discussion include the following:Corps releasing water from lake When the lake is high and there is a hurricane coming, and the water managers decide to let as much water out as they can because they are worried that the dike will break if there is too much water when the storm hits, then the people in Lee County complain that they don’t want the “dirty w ater” from the lake going into the Caloosahatchee. But when the lake is low and the Caloosahatchee is starting to have salt w ater intrusion, then they expect the water managers to send water from the lake into the river to help them. They can’t have it both ways. Either let the water go into the Caloosahatchee year round or else never send it that way. Nature did not intend the Caloosahatchee to directly connect to Lake Okeechobee. Nature intended the river to go dry during the winter season.Dogs in the trash Anyone who has a big dog should have a fenced yard. It’s crazy to have a dog that needs to be able to run around and get some exercise unless you fence your yard. Every day I see dogs and cats killed on the highway. I realize you can’t do much about cats, except get them xed so they don’t have the urge to wander, but if you spay or neuter your dog and keep it in a fenced yard, usually it will stay put. Plus it will protect y our house.Bicycles In response to the comment about the bicyclists, with the high price of gasoline more and more people are going to be riding bikes. Those who ride bikes need to make sure they wear light colored clothing so they can be seen more easily and that they have re ectors on their bicycles. Lights are even better. There are lots of light-weight battery operated lights available. It’s not like the old-fashioned bicycle lights that you had to work really hard to get the wheel to turn to generate power to the light. Also, learn the rules of the road. A person on a bicycle should ride in the same direction as the trafc and stay as far to the right as possible. A person walking along a road should walk against the traf c and also stay as far to the right as possible. Drivers should be watchful for bicycles. Even if it is not your fault, an accident will certainly ruin your day.Drive Park A plan proposes building a “drive park” for automotive enthusiasts including two driving tracks. Members will have options of building a garage to work on and store their vehicles, building a residence with similar garages or just coming to meet with other members to compete in auto competitions. To succeed in changing the land zoning, the proposal would need an amendment to the Glades County Comprehensive Plan and a change to county ordinance 91-1 to change land use regulations in Glades County. Two governmental public meetings are scheduled for March 13, and April 10 at the County Courthouse in Moore Haven. Nearby residents are worried about the affect of noise, fumes and traf c should the proposed driving park be approved by Glades County zoning of cials and county commissioners. A zoning hearing will be held at Glades County courthouse in Moore Haven Tuesday, March 13, at 5:05 p.m. to consider an amendment to the Glades Comprehensive Plan to allow the new use. The Glades County Commission will meet on Tuesday April 10, at 9 a.m. to consider the proposals after the zoning hearing. Maybe the citizens of Glades County should attend these meetings. Remember, even if this is not in your neighborhood, the county services may not be available when you need them. The Glades county EMS is stretched to it’s limits now. Public Forum/Speak Out Letters, comments, news and photos welcomeThe Glades County Democrat welcomes letters to the editor and commentaries on topics of local interest. Due to space limitations, please keep letters and commentaries to around 350 words or less. We also welcome local news and photos. Email us at gcdnews@newszap.com. You can also post on the Glades County Democrat page on Facebook.

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LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Who is a Christian?BY JACKIE MILLER, EVANGELIST First Christian ChurchIn recent weeks there has been a national controversy over the question, “Just Who Is A Christian?” Everyone is afraid to give a clear-cut, de nite, and scriptural answer to this question. This is because of all of the “human tradition” that has ooded into many so-called “churches.” Jesus said, “In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrine the traditions of men.” Again He said, “He that rejecteth me and receiveth not My Word hath one that judgeth him, the Word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.” As to how one becomes a Christian, just read the “Great Commission” in Matthew 28:18-20 and Mark 16:15-16, and further read the Apostle Peter’s answer on Pentecost to those who asked, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” These scriptures teach that one must Hear and Believe the Gospel (Good News), that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and arose the third day and that He has all authority in Heaven and Earth and that He has ascended on high where He is both Lord and Christ. Those who Hear and Believe this are told to “Repent and be baptized (immersed) in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins to receive the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). The Lord adds these to His one and only Church (Acts 2:47). This local church is one that continues steadfastly in the apostles doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayers (Acts 2:47). Any question that one may have about a particular teaching on any subject can be found in the New Testament, since the Church is founded on “the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone.” The only name given by God for us to wear is the name “Christian” (Acts 11:26). Since many groups do not follow the New Testament, but human tradition, they are full of people who have not been converted to Christ in the rst place, and do not follow Christ’s Teachings in the second place. It really is not all that complicated. Jesus said, “The blind will follow the blind, and both will fall into the ditch.” We at First Christian Church are trying to get people out of the ditch of “human tradition” and win them to simple “New Testament Christianity.” We want to see the unity that Jesus prayed for (John 17:20-21) and the Apostle Paul plead for (I Cor. 1:10-13).Butter y LessonsBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchA man found a butter y cocoon and noticed a small opening appearing. He sat and watched as the butter y struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further. The man, wanting to help the butter y, took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butter y emerged easily. The man continued to watch the butter y because he expected at any moment the butter y would ap its wings and y away. It didn’t happen. In fact, the butter y spent the rest of its life crawling around with shriveled wings and was never able to y. What the man did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butter y to get through the tiny opening were God’s way of forcing uid from the body of the butter y into its wings so that it would be ready for ight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives in order to be strong enough to y. In the 15 plus years I have been raising butteries for release on Easter Sunday, I have learned much and have gotten the timing down. I plan for the butter ies to emerge the week before Easter, so each child who comes to church can release a butter y which has come out of a cocoon as a symbolic remembrance of Christ coming out of the tomb. This year is no different, and I will be ordering butter ies soon. Timing is everything to get a successful coming out experience. You receive the tiny caterpillars and put them in a feeding cup. They eat for about seven to 10 days, are in the chrysalis for seven to 10 days, and then emerge as butter ies. One year, following my timing schedule, I had plans for over 100 butter ies to emerge. None did. My timing was the same, but as of the Saturday before Easter, not one butter y had emerged. It didn’t look like a mass butter y release was going to happen that year. But God had other plans. By sunrise on Easter morning, one butter y had emerged. During the worship services, enough butter ies came out that we were able to have a release afterwards. That year was unique and special in that being newly out of their cocoons, the butter ies stayed on people’s ngers while they pumped their wings to get ready to y. A number of people were able to take a chrysalis home and celebrate “resurrection” again as their butter ies emerged in the days following Easter. Blessings owed. Let’s see: John’s timing: maybe 1. God’s timing: a hundredfold with addition blessings. There’s got to be a lesson in there somewhere.Scriptures; Living, EvolvingBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThe Bible has been criticized for being “chauvinistic” – excessively attached to one point of view over others. For example, in the case of marriage, writings suggest that males are predominant (e.g. 1 Corinthians 7, 1 Peter 3). Scriptures speak of the world known in their day. We tend to forget that those who wrote were divinely inspired were also people of their own times. They didn’t ride in automobiles, didn’t know about dental care, didn’t have cell-phones, lived in a world where slavery was common, were not likely to regard their wives as equal partners in marriage, had no systems of vaccinations for devastating illnesses, and on and on. Over time, and with God’s revelation, it becomes evident that we do not live as did our spiritual ancestors. We build on their heritage and inspired gifts; we bring the gifts of what God reveals to us in our own times. Nobody has surpassed Saint Paul’s hymn to love (1 Corinthians 13) which speaks to the heart of marriage and what it takes to make it succeed; or that, “they are no longer two but one (Mark 10:9)” with no mention about who is to be dominant or who is to submit. The Scriptures are the living word of God; and, like all living things, they will evolve, grow, incorporate what has come to us from God as we come to know Him a little better each passing generation. My earthly father was limited in the hours he could spend at home, unhappy when I didn’t do as well in school as he would have liked, protective in public-chiding in private, often too tired to go over my homework at a very elementary level. Later, I realized the stresses and strains of his world; he did a pretty good job of providing, parenting, protecting, and nurturing. I grew up. He was a product of his day and age; he stuck to his values and they carried him through. They laid the foundations for my life; not without changes or with the blessings of the advantages that my world has and his lacked. Likewise, as I think about those who laid our spiritual foundations; they were wonderful and great people, literally and guratively saints. We build on their foundations; we do things differently, we evolve and grow. As parents are proud of their children for doing better than they did; I can’t help believe that those who gave us our spiritual heritage would be proud of us when we move forward and work to make our world better than theirs. I want my child to do better than I was able to do; I am a product of my own day and age, and who am I to hold back or think that I always know best. Perhaps one of God’s greatest gifts is that we move forward, change, grow, evolve. His word, written and revealed in us, will one day lead to that kingdom where all things are perfected and made whole. RELIGION COLUMNS Jackie Miller Sam S. Thomas John Hicks “My earthly father was limited in the hours he could spend at home, unhappy when I didn’t do as well in school as he would have liked, protective in public-chiding in private, often too tired to go over my homework at a very elementary level. Later, I realized the stresses and strains of his world.”Rev. Sam Thomas

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 March 1, 2012 Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a south wind between 6 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. South wind between 9 and 11 mph. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a south wind between 10 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHER Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. South wind between 6 and 8 mph.Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.Monday: Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 77.13 feetabove sea levelLAKE LEVEL Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind between 5 and 11 mph.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Hubert G. ‘Mac’ McCall, 79TRENTON — Hubert G. “Mac” McCall, of Trenton, 79, passed away on Feb. 18, 2012, at the Malcolm Randall Veterans Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. Mr. McCall was born in Arcadia, Fla., on March 18, 1932. He served two years in the United States Army as a MP during the Korean War before receiving an Honorable Discharge where he then served seven years in the US Army Reserves. He owned Big Lake Construction Company in Clewiston, for ten years before resolving the company and retiring. Mr. McCall was a strong believer in Christ and was the Choir Director for several years with the Church of God. He loved to sh and loved to hunt. But most of all he loved spending time with his family. Mr. McCall was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Delilah McCall of Nocatee. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patricia McCall; son, Mike (Kymm) McCall of Clewiston; daughters, Becky (Chris) Hargrove of Wellington, Brenda (Dan) Olsen of Palm Beach Gardens, Karena (Wesley) Hamilton of Lake Worth, Regina (Mark) Ronie of Loxahatchee, and Johnnie (Eric) McCall-Lemon of Lakeland; stepdaughter, Yolanda Hancock of Rochester, N.Y.; stepson, Paul (Peggy) Moore of Georgia; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Ellis (Virginia) McCall of Lake Placid, and Willis (Laverne) McCall of Bartow; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. Mr. McCall was laid to rest at Dorsey E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens in Lake Worth, on Feb. 22, 2012. Memorial Services were of ciated by Rev. Terry Davis of Trenton Church of God. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012Frances Andrews, 83CLEWISTON — Frances Andrews, Juanita to her family and friends, went on to Glory on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at the age of 83. Juanita was born Frances Juanita Barton to William “Aussie” and Frances “Estelle” Barton on August 13, 1928 in Pitts, Ga. She moved to Clewiston, in the 1940’s, where she married her husband, Leslie “L.P.” Andrews. Juanita was preceded in death b y her mother and father; her husband; and four children. She is survived by four children, Andrew (Evelyn) Andrews of North Carolina, Russell (Gloria) Andrews of Louisiana, Wanda Gail (David) Alderman of Okeechobee, and Sharon (Bill) Huggins of Lake City. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 19 greatgrandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation was 12 noon on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fla. Her home-going celebration followed at 1 p.m.; Pastors Eric Phillips and Doug Nickalson of ciated. Interment followed at the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston, Fla. In lieu of owers memorial contributions may be made to the Everglades Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1953, Okeechobee, Florid a 34973 All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. OBITUARIES BY MARK KINGAs the month of February ies by here on Lake Okeechobee, the bass shing has been best described as “awesome.” Catching 30 to 40 bass a day on wild shiners is no problem, and the arti cial bite has been almost as good. Most of the bass seem to be still on the outside grass close to the main lake, with a few bass in different areas moving in to spawn and then moving right back out to the outside. My clients have been having the time of there lives catching bass. I can’t even begin to tell you how many have caught the largest bass they have ever seen in their lives right here on the lake. I have been targeting the outside grass line from Cochran’s Pass to Pelican Bay with the deciding factor being the wind. Areas like the East Wall, Ritta Island, and Long Point have been really good places to sh. When shing with the shiners try to pick a point out on the main lake and anchor up, be sure to take a lot of bait because you will use up at least a dozen an hour if not more. The arti cial bite has been a little slow some days and really good others. I have been using the Charlie’s Worms Zipper Dipper and shing it slow like a worm along the outside grass line and back in, about a good pitch into the grass. I have also caught bass really well on a one ounce Medlock jig shed in most of the same areas that I’m shing wild shiners. This jig has a double weed guard that resists getting caught up in the weeds and the one ounce size has just the right fall. You will need to sh a trailer on this jig to make it work right, the bigger the better. When the wind is blowing a spinnerbait has been working just outside the grass on the main lake but if the wind blows too hard the water dirties up to much to sh a spinnerbait. I just can’t tell you in words how great Lake Okeechobee is shing right now, if you have ever had the desire to come to South Florida bass shing then now would be the time to make it happen. The crappie shing is still hit and miss with limits being pretty hard to catch right now. I have heard of a few bluegills being caught but it will be another month or so before it really kicks in. As most folks know I guide in the Florida Keys for tarpon during the season from mid April through June so if anyone is looking to catch a giant tarpon get a hold of me soon as dates are lling up quick. I will also be heading to the Venice-Louisiana area this fall for red sh season and will also start booking trips for big red sh on y and conventional tackle. Fishing is my life and if you would like a trip of a lifetime just give me a call and I can make it happen. Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health Departments There is a public health system in each community. The public health system does not mean county health departments alone. The public health system is de ned as the wide range of public, private, and voluntary organizations such as governmental agencies, school systems, health care providers, hospitals, law enforcement, community-based organizations, local associations, businesses, and individuals. The function of this broad system framework is to work together collectively to improve the health of the community. The following diagram shows how we are all connected to each other within the local public health system: Some speci c responsibilities of the entire public health system are to: Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease Protect against environmental hazards and prevent injuries Promote and encourage healthy behaviors Assure the quality and accessibility of health services Respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery The core functions of the public health system include: Assessment: Making regular, systematic collection, assembly, analysis and distribution of information on the health of the community, including statistics on health status, community health needs, and epidemiological and other studies of health problems. Policy development: Using the scienti c knowledge to assist in the decision-making about public health and taking a strategic approach to leadership for public health policy. Assurance: Engaging policy-makers, community partners, businesses, and the public to help determine what level of services are needed in the community. There are ten essential public health services and they are derived from the speci c responsibilities and core functions which include: Monitoring health status within the community Diagnosing and investigating health problems and health hazards Informing, educating, and empowering people about health issues Mobilizing community partnerships to identify and solve health problems Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health Enforcing laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety Linking people to needed personal health services Assuring a competent public health and personal health care workforce Evaluating the effectiveness, accessibility and quality of health services Conducting research for innovative solutions to health problems The Public Health Wheel best illustrates the relationship among core functions, speci c responsibilities and the ten essential public health services. There will always be challenges in rural communities. If everyone works collectively as a community and strengthens partnerships, they can make improvements to the overall health and safety of their communities! W hat is a Public Health System? Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 An environmental monitoring program to measure the effectiveness of the state-federal Kissimmee River Restoration Project has revealed a promising increase in wading birds and waterfowl, thriving aquatic invertebrates and improvements in water quality. “The abundant wildlife now seen along the Kissimmee is a powerful indicator of the bene ts of long-term investments in restoration,” said South Florida Water Management District (SFW MD) Executive Director Melissa Meeker. “The District’s documentation of these improvements provides us and our restoration partners—as well as the public—with critical insights into the ecosystem’s ongoing recovery.” Environmental monitoring conducted since completion of the rst phase of construction in 2001 has shown improvements in aquatic life, reductions in accumulated bottom sediments, reestablishment of oodplain wetlands and an increase in waterfowl and wading birds. Among the observations: The number of wading birds observed increased by 64 percent. Three species long absent from the river are now documented regularly. Shorebird species commonly observed jumped from 2 to 11. Waterfowl sightings increased dramatically—by 29 times compared to pre-restoration sightings. In addition, dissolved oxygen levels in the river have improved, which is critical for the long-term survival of sh and other aquatic organisms. Wetland vegetation, which once covered only 37 percent of the Phase I restoration area prior to construction, has fully achieved the restoration target of 80 percent coverage. In addition to an increase in wading birds, shorebirds and waterfowl, the numbers of wetland-dependent marsh birds and songbirds have also increased since restoration began in 2001. These results suggest that after construction is complete in 2014 and hydrologic conditions are fully restored in 2015, the region is on track to achieve its goal of restored ecological integrity in the Kissimmee River and its oodplain. Ecological monitoring is scheduled to continue for at least ve years after project completion to guide management of the ood control system and evaluate the ultimate success of the restoration project. The Kissimmee Basin is the headwaters of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. The Kissimmee River Restoration Project is a partnership between the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that has been in place for more than 20 years. T he Army Corps is responsible for construction, and the District is responsible for land acquisition and restoration evaluation monitoring. Project construction is scheduled for completion in December 2014. Kissimmee River Restoration Attracts Wildlife PHOTO / SFWMDBirds are plentiful in the areas around the restored Kissimmee River. PHOTO / SFWMDWhite Ibis, great egrets, snowy egrets and wood storks forage in the Phase II area.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on March 14, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for “nal consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on March 27, 2012, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Copies of the “les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Petition Number: VA12-0001 Applicant/Agent: Ms. Angie Williams, represented by Matt Stanton III, Stanton Mobile Homes Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A VARIANCE OF 10 FEET FOR A FRONT SETBACK OF 15 FEET FOR A MOBILE HOME IN THE HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL … MOBILE HOME (RG-3M) ZONING DISTRICT Location: 713 Arkansas Ave, Clewiston, FL Property size: 0.17 acres +/Request: The applicant is requesting a variance of 10 feet for a front setback of 15 feet instead of 25 feet in the High Density Residential …Mobile Home (RG-3M) for a new mobile home. Legal description of subject property: LOT 17, BLOCK E, HARLEM ADDITION #8, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 137 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Orvell Howard, Chairman Tris Chapman, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonTowns around Lake Okeechobee are in the running for the Top Ten Great Backyard Bird Count positions for the Feb. 17, 18, 19 and 20 count held in the U.S. and Canada. The deadline for submitting data online at www.birdcount.org or for mailed entries is March 5. The nal results will be posted in April. Some of the Feb. 23 online result reported Clewiston as #8 for reporting 93,497 individual birds. Some other Top Ten tallies were LaBelle #1 with 60 Painted Buntings and #2 with 29 Indigo Buntings. Okeechobee w as #6 with 39 Painted Buntings being reported. Clewiston was #1 for 59,607 American Coots and 27 Purple Swamphens. Clewiston was #8 with 7 Indigo Buntings and placed #3 for reporting 764 w intering American White Pelicans which is a bird of least concern. The American White Pelican is one of the largest North American birds. It is a large, heavy, w hite waterbird with a wingspan as great as nine and a half feet. The wings are long and broad with black wing tips. Its short legs and webbed feet are reddish-orange or pink. They have a long reddish-orange or pink bill w ith a pouch that can hold up to three gallons of w ater. Juvenile American White Pelicans are similar to the adults, but have dirty grayish markings on the head and back. They are usually silent, but nestlings make w hining grunts for food and adults have low hoarse display calls. They do not dive for sh, but scoop up prey which consists mainly of sh, cray sh, tadpoles, and salamanders. They are often seen shing in groups where they will swim on top of the water and make a circle in order to concentrate sh. They will dip their heads under water simultaneously to catch the sh. In the summer, adult American White Pelicans breed in colonies in the interior of Western Canada and the Northwestern United States where they build nests on the ground that they rim with dirt, sticks, and other debris. The female lays one to three eggs which both parents incubate with their large webbed feet. The eggs hatch in about a month. Both parents take care of the young. The strongest chicks leave the nest and join a pod or crche of young pelicans when they are 17-28 days old. The young edge at about 10 weeks of age. During the March 28 to 31 Big "O" Birding Festival, there will be trips in Hendry and Glades County in search of wintering and resident birds in inland Florida. Join in the search for White Pelicans, Wood Storks, Snail Kites, Painted Buntings, Indigo Buntings, Purple Swamphens, and the returning Swallow-tailed kites. For more information, call 863-675-5264 or email bigobirding2012@gmail.com. Check out the updates on the Big "O" Birding Festival web site at www.bigobirdingfestival.com or www.facebook. com (search for Big "O" Birding Festival 2012). 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 a GBBC data form contact Margaret England by email at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695. Visit the HGAS web site at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon. Inland Birding Fun: American White Pelican (AWPE) Margaret England PHOTO / CONNIE SHACKLEFORDAmerican White Pelican in ight.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Free health fair at HRMCOn Sunday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., (registration closes at 3 p.m.) Hendry Regional Medical Center will host the Hendry/Glades Community Health Fair. A pproximately 130 medical students from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as students from v arious Allied Health Divisions will attend to provide free medical services. 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. Free food will be provided.Friends of NRA plan meetingGlades County Friends of NRA will meet on Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Agricultural Civic Center, 900 US 27 SW, Moore Haven. For more information, please contact Tom Knight 941-748-7676 or by email at tknight@NRAHQ.org.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. V FW plans handbag fundraiserVFW Post 10100 Ladies Auxiliary in LaBelle will present Handbags by "Miche," on March 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. Refreshments w ill be served. The VFW Post is located on Highway South 29, next to the rodeo grounds. For more information call 863-6740467. The funds from this event will go into the Relief fund, which is ear-marked strictly for our Veterans in need.Tobacco cessation classesNew 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.Learn to sewDuring Spring Break, March 12-16, there will be a sewing class for adults wanting to learn to sew. Some instructions will be how to thread the machine and make adjustments, how to mend a garment, sew up a ripped seam, sew on buttons, hemming and making minor alterations. If you are interested call and we will work out a schedule to t your time morning, lunch, or afternoon. There will be a small fee for supplies. Call Jo Randolph to get your name on the list, 863227-4323. Classes will be in the 4-H sewing room of the Doyle Conner Building.Glades Electric announces annual meeting on March 24Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s 2012 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 24, at Osceola Middle School in Okeechobee. The purpose of the meeting being to elect trustees, vote on proposed by-law changes, and hear annual of cers' reports. Registration, entertainment and voting will begin at 8 a.m. The Business Meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Join us for great entertainment, fun, and prizes including a 2001 CHEVROLET K-1500 4X4!Amateur Radio Emergency Service drills plannedAll licensed Amateur Radio Operators, please be aware that Terri and Austin Moorhouse will be hosting as the Net Control Operators for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) for Glades County under the support and control of the Glades County Emergency Management EOC. The ARES-RACES Network was established to provide emergency communications during civil emergencies such as oods, hurricanes, tornadoes or any other civil emergency. All licensed Amateur Radio Operators in or near the Glades County area are invited and encouraged to participate in the ARES-RACES Net test drills held every Thursday evening at 8 p.m. on the two-meter frequency of 147.300 Hz on the Glades County Repeater W4TEJ 147.300 + 600 PL 100.00 HZ. In order to "check in,",operators need only to give their call sign followed by their rst name. Subsequent to check-in, announcements and updates will be provided by the Net Control after which comments, suggestions and announcements will be solicited from the participating members. Participation is voluntary and there is no permanent or long-term obligation. Yet, your help may be sorely needed in the event of a civil emergency. Interested parties please contact Angela Snow Colegrove at the Emergency Management Operations Center 863-946-6020 or Austin Moorhouse at 683-946-0697. 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 Gatorz will not be meeting this Friday, March 3, due to the children participating in the Chalo Nitka Festival in Moore Haven. We will meet on Friday, March 10 at 6 p.m. Lakeport News The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Whit eld D. Mundle, 21, Ave. H, Moore Haven, was arrested Feb. 21 on a warrant charging him with violation of probation burglary. He is being held without bond. Clayton L. Wilson, 27, Tom Coker Road, LaBelle, was arrested Feb. 21 on a felony charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant person and a misdemeanor charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. His bond was set at $3,000. Wendy Mercedes Perez, 39, Gables Blvd., Weston, was arrested Feb. 23 on Broward County warrants charging her with grand theft (two counts). She is being held without bond. Daria Kazywosz, 27, Coachlight Way, Dunedin, was arrested Feb. 23 on a Pinellas County warrant charging her with possession of a controlled substance. Her bond was set at $30,013. John William Mendell, 28, Lake Drive, Buckhead Ridge, was arrested Feb. 25 on a felony charge of criminal mischief. His bond was set at $1,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped 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 crimes reported last w eek: BURGLARIES: Fifth St., Moore Haven Summerall Road,Muse THEFTs: Yacht Club Way, Moore haven Old Muse Road (stolen vehicle found), Muse Investigations The Florida Forest Service, Okeechobee District; Glades County Emergency Management, and Glades County Sheriff have teamed up to create awareness about the dangers of wild res. As conditions get drier, it is essential that the residents help reduce the wild re risk. "It's important for everyone to remember that almost 80% of all wild res in Florida are caused by humans," said Senior Ranger Danny Callahan, Florida Forest Service. "Wild res that don't start can't injure residents or damage structures. Be careful when using anything that involves re, high heat, or can cause a spark to ignite nearby brush. With your help, we can avoid a wild re disaster in Glades County." On Wednesday, emergency responders from the Florida Forest Service, Glades County Emergency Management, and Glades County Sheriff conducted a door-todoor campaign for the residents of Crescent Acres and Country Meadows in West Glades County. This door-to-door campaign involved passing out bags of re prevention literature to nearly 150 residents. "As we pass out brochures, we talked to residents and informed them of the dry conditions," explained Senior Ranger Danny Callahan, Florida Forest Service. "A good percentage of residents had piles of debris ready to be burned. Hopefully, we educated the residents of Crescent Acres and Country Meadows and they will thin k twice about burning." The next phase in the educational campaign is to conduct re prevention and Ready, Set, GO presentations to homeowner groups throughout Glades County. If your community would like to learn more, please contact Florida Forest Service, Senior Ranger Danny Callahan 863-674-4000 or Glades County Emergency Management, Angie Snow at 863-946-6020. The educational campaign will continue until normal rainfall patterns occur. Remember that Glades County has a burn ban in place. For questions on the burn ban, please contact Glades County Emergency Management. For more re prevention tips and burning rules and regulations information, go to www.Firewise.org. or contact your local Florida Forest Service of ce (Vero Beach 772-778-5085; Port St. Lucie 772-468-3915; Stuart 772-221-4045; Okeechobee 863-4625160; Sebring 863-655-6407; Palmdale 863674-4000). Please visit the website at www. oridaforestservice.com. Wild re Awareness Campaign under wa y

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 The Glades County Youth Athletic Association youth basketball program concluded last week with a free throw shoot out, an awards program and pizza. Players on all four teams were recognized for their participation with most valuable player, hustler and most improved trophies presented. The Heat players received their rst place trophies for nishing the season with a perfect 10-0 record. First place and runner up trophies were awarded in four divisions for the best free throw shooters. League coordinator, Sonny Hughes, would like to thank the volunteers Cedric Tulloch, Tom Perry, Priscilla Mitchell and assistant Dennis Grif n for their time and support. Sponsor plaques were presented to the Youth Livestock, Grif n Electric and A/C and the Christian Church of Moore Haven. The Christian Church also sponsored the player trophies this season. You are encouraged to thank Dennis Grif n, members of the Youth Livestock and members of the Christian Church for their nancial support. This year there were four teams and 35 players participating from the second week in January to third week in February, learning and practicing basketball fundamentals and then playing in the league games. Y outh basketball program honors players Special to the Glades County DemocratThe Wizards Basketball team was honored by the Glades County Youth Athletic Association. Special to the Glades County DemocratThe Magic Basketball team was honored by the Glades County Youth Athletic Association. Special to the Glades County DemocratThe Celtics were among the teams honored by the Glades County Youth Athletic Association. Special to the Glades County DemocratThe Moore Haven Heat were the Glades County Youth Athletic Association Youth Basketball League champs. Devin Hall received the “Heat Hustler” Award.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Matt and Janice Lewis of Belle Glade are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lewis to Dustin Lowman, son of Larry and Elizabeth Lowman of Clewiston. Dustin and Amanda are both employed at the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The couple is planning a November 2012 wedding. DUSTIN LOWMAN ENGAGEMENT AMANDA LEWIS & Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation the Br igh g ton Seminole Indian Reserva t 17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.com Hi Hi Hig h h hwa y7 7 7 21 21 21 wes t to f f f Lk Lk Lak O eO kee k k h h cho b b bee NEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA! DRAWING ON SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 AT 10PM BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO Like us on Facebook *May not accurately represent vehicle won. Earn Entries Daily and Win a New 2012 Mercedes Benz C250!See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Manag ement reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time based on operational and/or business concern. Persons who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 New members welcomeBy Austin MoorhouseGlades County Library The Glades County Friends of the Library is once again open for new members. The Friends of the Library is an organization that meets only four times a year to plan various events that are sponsored by the library. The Library sponsors such events as Art in the Park, story hour on Tuesday mornings for pre-school children and many other activities including free computer classes for beginners. The next meeting of the Friends will be on March 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the conference room of the library. The display in the showcase in front of the conference room is changed every month. In January, it was a collection of bells. In February, it was a presentation appropriate to Valentines Day. In March, it will be Seminole Indian dolls. In addition to the regular business meeting, there is always a presentation of interest for the members with refreshments as well. The Friends of the Library also maintains the Historical Section of the library. Dues are only $5 for the whole year. Come and join us and bring some of those good ideas with you! Interested parties may contact Mary Booher at the library, or call her at 863-9460744. Friends of the Glades County Public Library to meet March 19 Special to the Glades County DemocratEach month the library has a new display. In February, the theme was Valentine’s Day. The Glades County Health Department w ould like to welcome James L. Longmore, M.D. as one of the new Health Providers for the Glades County Health Department. Dr. Longmore is Board Certi ed in Family Medicine and has been in the medical eld for over 30 years. His background includes Hospice and palliative care, urgent care and emergency rooms. He was in the Air Force and then received a Biology Degree with the University of Maryland. He nished his Medical Degree at George Washington University Medical School and completed his residency in Family Medicine. Dr. Longmore moved to the area from Maryland about 12 years ago and loves working in rural communities. He stated that interacting and working w ith people comes natural to him and he absolutely loved working with Hospice for several years in the Southwest Florida Region. He has been happily married for 42 years, has a grown daughter and son, and a granddaughter. Patricia K. Dobbins, Administrator /Health Of cer for the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments said, "We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Longmore. He will provide excellent health care services to families in Glades County. His knowledge and experience will be an asset and will compliment the dedicated teams at the Glades County Health Department." If you'd like to make an appointment with Dr. Longmore, you can call the Glades County Health Department at 863-946-0707. Health department w elcomes new provider Se. James Longmore Osceola and RenegadeThe Florida State University mascot “Chief Osceola” and his horse, Renegade, visited the Fred Smith Arena at Brighton Seminole Reservation in February. The Brighton Field Days Festival concluded on Sunday, Feb. 19, with the Seminole Classic segment of the PRCA’s Xtreme Bulls Tour. The Feb. 19 Seminole Classic Xtreme Bulls telecast will air Tuesday, March 6, from 10 to 11:30 p.m. (ET). Special to the G.C. Democrat/ Bobbi Poole

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Mr. Ahern became active in the community in 1973 rst joining Glades County Youth Livestock and then the Glades County Volunteer Fire Department. John was elected to the Moore Haven City Council in 1974 at the age of 19 and selected as Mayor at the age of 20. Over the years Mr. Ahern has served on many boards: Glades Economic Development Council, Glades Utility Service, Olde Cypress Community Bank, Glades County Enterprise Development Authority, Glades County Chamber of Commerce, Glades County Fish and Game Club, and the Chalo Nitka Committee. His two favorite boards are still Glades County Youth Livestock, serving about 25 years as its Treasurer and the Moore Haven City Council, serving eighteen y ears as Finance Of cer and Councilman and six years as Mayor. A native of Moore Haven, Mr. Ahern graduated from Moore Haven High School in 1972 and attended Edison Community College before joining his father Robert T. A hern full time in the family business Ahern's Texaco Service. His maternal grandparents J.C. and Emma Swindall started the business in 1936. In 1979 with the passing of his father, John became owner of the family business, which continues today as Ahern's Service Center and Convenience Store owned by John, his wife Laura, daughter Stacy Ahern Carlson, and business partner stepson Jason Griner. Mr. Ahern's biography and photo appear in the 2012 Chalo Nitka program which is available at the EDC of ce at 900 US 27 S (the old Chamber building). T-shirts, with the new 2012 logo, midway tickets, $5 gate bracelets for admission to the festival and discount coupons for the Ranch Rodeo are also available. Midway tickets are $10 a sheet (12 tickets a sheet) in advance but will sell for $1 per ticket at the midway. Unlike years past, the midway will only be open Friday and Saturday, Ms. Whirls said, urging parents and students to get their ride tickets early and get to the fair. "The t-shirts, sponsored by the Seminole Casino at Brighton, are really cool this year," Ms. Whirls said, adding that the tan background is a perfect foil for the new Chalo Nitka logo. As always, anyone wearing a 2012 t-shirt or Seminole Indian attire the day of the festival gets in free of charge.Chalo Nitka Festival March 3: a tradition for 64 yearsOriginally begun as a celebration of the newly "tarred" Main Street (now Ave. J) in Moore Haven, the rst Chalo Nitka Festival was celebrated in 1949 with LaBelle, Pahokee, Belle Glade and Moore Haven High School bands and colorful oats leading a parade down Main Street. Christened the Chalo Nitka Festival, which is Seminole for "Day of the Big Bass," the festival became an annual event, featuring an annual shing tournament saluting the Black Bass, beauty pageants culminating in the Chalo Nitka Queen contest, a parade and of course, the festival itself, which includes carnival rides, arts and crafts and food booths and special exhibits by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, including alligator wrestling, Native American clothing contests, and arts and crafts exhibits. "The Chalo Nitka Festival is really the Glades County Fair, and like fairs in small towns across America, it features homemade food and arts and crafts, carnival rides and beauty queens, but with a special twist, celebrating Glades County's traditional friendship with the Seminole Tribe of Florida," said Glades County Economic Development Council executive director Tracy Whirls. "The early days of the Chalo Nitka Festival coincided with the beginning of the Seminole Tribe's efforts in tourism development. Before the casinos, when the Tribe was just beginning its ranching operations, tourists who saw Seminoles capture alligators for their meat and skins thought the Indians were wrestling the gators and often paid to watch them do it," the EDC director said. "Soon the Seminoles were wrestling alligators and selling their beautiful patchwork clothing, dolls, and specialties like fry bread at roadside attractions throughout the state." Residents of the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation in northern Glades County soon became an integral part of the annual Chalo Nitka Festival, and their involvement continues today. The EDC director said while many think of the Chalo Nitka festival as the annual event held the rst Saturday in March, the Chalo Nitka Festival is actually the culminating event in a weeklong series centering on the Glades Youth Livestock Show and Sale, which begins the week before. Founded in 1969, the Glades Youth Livestock Association was formed to give the youth of Glades County an opportunity to raise and show farm animals and the community a place to host the annual show and sale and the rodeo which follows each year. "Only in Moore Haven are you likely to see the Chalo Nitka queen cleaning her steer's stall in the Show barn or trading her tiara for a cowboy hat to compete in the barrel races, once the show is over," Ms. Whirls said, adding that among the other popular annual events are the "Kiss the Pig" contest during the Youth Livestock sale, in which local politicians and other celebrities bid for the right to make an opponent "Kiss the Pig," to raise funds for the Moore Haven High School Scholarship Foundation or Project Graduation.Frontier Days RodeoThe Chalo Nitka Festival and Ranch Rodeo kicks off in Moore Haven Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. Rodeo action begins nightly at 7! Featuring bull riding, barrel racing and the wild cow milkin' contest. Kids 10 and under can enter the calf scramble. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 to 12. Five and under it's free with paid adult admission. "Wild animal events prove to be the most popular, not just from a crowd-pleasing standpoint, but also from the perspective of local cowboys and cowgirls," the EDC director said. "Skills involved include hanging on for dear life even after common sense tells you to let go and believing that you can outrun a wild cow." Grown ups can unwind at the adult dance in the Doyle Conner Ag Center Friday and Saturday night, starting at 9 p.m. Must be 18 to attend. Admission is $10 per person and $5 per cooler. IDs will be checked a door. No glass containers, please.Kid’s Day kicks off with Small Fry Fishing ContestThe annual Kid's Day event, slated for Friday, March 2, gets underway with the annual Small Fry Fishing Contest at the Chalo Nitka Park at 8 a.m. Registration for the Small Fry Fishing contest for children ages 1-15 will begin at 8 a.m. Cane poles and bait will be available, however, contestants may bring their own shing gear if they prefer. Early registration is encouraged. Following the shing contest, children's games sponsored by Project Graduation will begin. The games include the egg race, sac k race, bubble gum blowing contest, face painting, hula hoop, limbo and twist contests. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded, and refreshments will be available.Pancakes and a paradeThe 64th annual Chalo Nitka Festival slated for Saturday, March 3, traditionally begins with the pancake breakfast, sponsored b y the Junior Class, at Moore Haven Elementary from 7:30 to 10 a.m. At ten a.m., the parade begins with line up on Riverside Drive, before winding its way up Avenue J. to end near the Chalo Nitka Grounds. Glades County elected of cials, dignitaries representing the Seminole Tribe of Florida, royalty from area festivals, including the Chalo Nitka Queen and her court, will participate in a range of conveyances, ranging from convertibles to swamp buggies, horses to ATVs, golf carts to boats. Craft and food booths open at the Chalo Nitka grounds at 11 a.m., with opening ceremonies slated for 11:30. A variety of live entertainment, from alligator wrestling to clogging, are scheduled throughout the day. FESTIVALContinued From Page 1 By Charles M. MurphySpecial to the Glades County Democrat Congressman Tom Rooney got his rst look at his new District 17 Thursday even though the district lines have yet to be nalized when he visited the area on Feb. 23. Mr. Rooney met with Glades County Of cials and Buckhead Ridge residents for a round table discussion at the Community Center on various issues like gas prices, the sluggish economy, politics in Washington, and foreign policy. Mr. Rooney will move into the new district that will cover parts of Okeechobee and all of Glades County and parts of several other counties which include Highlands, Polk, and Charlotte. Mr. Rooney said he wouldn't be in congress if it weren't for the votes he received in the rural areas in the Republican primary in 2008. He serves as Chairman of the House Livestock and Dairy Committee, and also serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Intelligence Committee. He told the group that he has a self-imposed term limit of eight years. Mr. Rooney said he would like to see more unity in the Republican Party. He said the presidential primary has made the Republican Party a mess. "It's not just the presidential I'm seeing it in the rank and le in lower of ces and with constituents and voters. There is a lot of dissension not only about our nominee but what we want our party to look like moving forward," he explained. Mr. Rooney said the dispute in his party could cost them as he feels they have a good chance to defeat President Obama in November if they put their differences aside. "We're so caught up in our own internal strife that we could let this opportunity slip away," he added. Mr. Rooney recently voted in favor of oil drilling off the Coast of Florida. He said that would lessen American reliance on oil from the Middle East. He said there are plenty of energy resources in America and the country should stand on their own two feet energy wise. On foreign police he explained the situation in Iran is dangerous and it won't get better. He predicted Israel could attack Iran leading to another war. "I don't see that getting bettera lot of oil could be disrupted. If Israel does attack Iran do we have Israel's back? I'd like to think so," he added. Mr. Rooney said he will continue to work to save the Palmdale Post Of ce. He will also ght big government and regulations. Everett Coleman, president of the Buckhead Ridge Community Association said the community was happy to host Congressman Rooney. "I'm elated that he picked us to visit. I've been a Floridian all my life and this tells me that Buckhead Ridge is a community on the move and is doing things right." Rooney meets with Buckhead Ridge residents Glades County Democrat/ Charles MurphyCongressman Rooney makes a point during his visit with Glades County residents in Buckhead Ridge on Feb. 23.

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CLEWISTON 2203 Everhigh Acres Rd., 03/03 03/04, 8 am until... Multi family sale. A little of everything. Tools, drywall etc. 863-983-8792 or 863-599-0121 for directions. Balloons & signs off hiway 80. House Canal Access For Rent 2/2 Lakeport $650 Month Call Leo (863)699-1920 WILL HAUL Empty Truck returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, & the Mid West. Can be 1 item or entire household. 414-520-1612 LIFEGUARDS Central County Water Control District is looking to hire lifeguards for the summer. Please apply in person at the Central County of ce at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates. Monday Thursday 7am to 5pm. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. MH THERAPIST Need MH Therapist for children’s outpatient services in HendryGlades Co. schools. Must have Master’s in Psychology/Sociology or related eld. Bilingual (Eng/Span) preferred due to the population being served. For info, call Dee (Dir. of HR) at (863) 983-1423 or send an email to hgbhc13@ embarqmail.com. SERVERS AND COOKS Full and Part time. Experienced. Must apply in person at Roland Martin Marina 920 E Del Monte Ave Clewiston, FL For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales Special Notice Special Notice For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the Published 3 weeks*in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat, Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and T he Sun* Ads will run in the Wednesday Okeechobee News and weekly publications.TO PLACE YOUR AD GOTO:WWW.NEWSZAP.COMCLICK ON CLASSIFIEDS For Legal Ads Email: legalads@newszap.com For All Other Classified Ads Email: classads@newszap.comCGS BUSINESS HOURS Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.DEADLINES Monday11 a.m. for Thursday publication € All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE when placed online € Ads phoned in subject to charge € Price must be included in ad € Private parties only € 2 items per household per issue 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad.

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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. Clinical Case Manager (RN or Social Worker) Must have 2 years hospital case management, clinical and/or social work experience, verbal, written and computer data skills. Will coordinate care and services for selected patient populations. Able to demonstrate leadership, decision making and problem solving skills. Bilingual Spanish/English pref. Fax resume & cover ltr to FL Community Health Ctrs. (561) 844-1013 e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. PEDIATRIC DENTAL ASSISTANT Pediatric Dental Assistant, 1+yrs. exp., pay + bene ts. Resume to: mkantor@northwesternmanagement.com or fax 561-526-2576 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. Duplex 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. Good Working Dell Desktop systems $75 & up. Available @ Star Food Store across from KFC in Clewiston. (863)517-2782 CHAIRS 2 upholstered chairs with ottomans, caramel color w/swirl design. Both $200 or will sell sep. (863)902-9469 10x6 area rug wh/fringe Rich jewel-tone colors teal, burgundy,ivory. No stains NICE $55.00/or best offer. (863)902-9469 1 BR apt. on quiet riverfront, very private, furnished, water included, no pets, non smoker, adults only, $650 mo., 1 yr. lease 239-337-5859 Belle Glade & South Bay 2BR, 1BA, $450 monthly & $600 deposit. (561)996-5420 Now accepting section 8 & government assistance. Huge 3BR, 1.5BA Estate 1700 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $600 month. Call 239-285-7020 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. Share a house $300 plus 1/2 elect. bill. Free direct tv / phone no pets /Prefer single couple or single person (in Montura, Clewiston) (239)826-5226 Lakeport Patty’s Bait & Tackle Shop Hwy. 78 & Martin Blvd. bldg/commercial propany business-turn-key bait/tackle shop w/loyal customers, everything incl. Will consider lease &/or OF $90,000.00, Owner retiring. Call after 5 p.m. 863-673-1155 or visit. 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 Lakeport — 2BR/2BA older MH w/upgrades, 1/2 acre, roof over huge frt. Porch, 3 sheds, 2 cov. parking, now rented @ $600 mo. O.F. @ $68,000.00, with $5,000.00 down, $1,000.00 per mo, + prop taxes/ins. Entire amount to mortg. Paid in full w/in 5 yrs. Cash @ $65,000.00-call after 5 p.m. 863-673-1155. New 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 1996 Kawasaki Z1 Elminator, $2,600.00 (863)902-9469 JOHN DEERE Gator 2001 model, 6x4. Starts and runs good $2750 863-675-3330ANNUAL 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 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 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. 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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder Vl, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2826 2007 4104329-0202430120 John C. Swearingen Lot 12, Block 2043, Port LaBelle Unit 2, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409281 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton ll, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2949 2007 4104329-03021030130 First Equity Funding Corp Lot 13, Block 2103, Port LaBelle Unit 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409252 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 Winder VI, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2904 2007 4104329-02020830130 John C. Swearingen Lot 13, Block 2083, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409266 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 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 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 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Glades Utility Authority (“Authority”) is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of South Bay Commission Chambers, 335 SW 2nd Ave., South Bay, Florida 33493. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the regular meeting minutes, consider the approval of payment for certain outstanding GUA obligations, consider the adoption of a rate surcharge, the abolishment of readiness to serve policy, the approval of the proposed 2012 Budget, and any other business that may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with Florida law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained at the meeting or, prior to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Coln at 561-493-6127 The meeting, or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be continued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and noticed. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Coln at (561) 493-6127 or Jcolon@pbcwater.com at least forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting. If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made that includes the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Jocelyn Coln, GUA Clerk 410977 CN 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denton ll, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 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 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 Public Notice 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 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 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 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012

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Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Public NoticeNOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 95-268DR on November 30th, 2011 in the matter of Zenoria T. Mckinney, as petitioner and Shep Harris, as respondent, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the respondent, to-wit: Lot 28, Block “K”, HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including the 1986 Fleet wood 14X52 Mobile Home, Vin No,: LFLSP1AG257011902, and Title No.: 43345287. Also known as 1011 Della Tobias Avenue, Clewiston Florida 33440. and on March 15th, 2012, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 409495 CN/CB 2/9,16,23;3/1/2012 Public Notice 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 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 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 1937 2008 1254432-A0001020000 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1180, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409245 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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 2364 2008 1364432-A0002470000 Rex C. & Mary Lou Ransom The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4171, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409265 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public 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 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 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 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 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. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 1883 2008 1244432-A0001220100 GAME Investments Inc. The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5195, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409279 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2156 2008 1274432-A0002430000 GAME Investments Inc The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 175, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409284 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public NoticeREQUEST 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 Public NoticeREQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SALE OR LEASE OF OFFICE BUILDING 622 W. SUGARLAND HIGHWAY, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA RFP NUMBER: 2012-15 OPENING DATE AND TIME: MARCH 23, 2012@ 2:00 P.M. Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for the sale or lease of the Clewiston Of ce Building, 622 W. Sugarland Highway, Clewiston, Florida 33440 (Parcel I.D. No. 3-34-43-01-010-0338-003.2), a 1,440 sq. ft. building. 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 March 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 411162 CN/CB 3/1,8/2012 Public Notice 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeREQUEST FOR BIDS HENDRY COUNTY SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF COWBOY WAY, FROM AMANDA STREET TO WALLEN STREET AND FROM CARLYLE STREET TO SR 29 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 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 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 2272 2008 1354432-A0002380100 GAME Investments Inc The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3881, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409264 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 2575 2007 2024329-670000B0300 Javaris J. James Lots 47 and 48, Block B, and the East one-half of the New York Street abutting said lots, Sunset Park Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2012 which is the 15th day of March, 2012 Dated this 1st day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 409231 CN 2/9,16,23 & 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 ?k Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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Public NoticeREQUEST 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 Public NoticeSTATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its preparation of a draft permit to E R Jahna Industries Inc, Kirk Davis, Ortona Sand Mine, P O Box 840, Lake Wales, Florida 33859 for the Ortona Mine. This permit authorizes the permittee to discharge 2.8 million gallons per day, annual average daily ow, of process wastewater to a barge canal connected to the Caloosahatchee river. The facility is located at latitude 26o48’44” N, longitude 81o17’46” W on State Road 78, Ortona, Florida, in Glades County. Any interested person may submit written comments on the Department’s draft permit or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Nolin Moon, 2295 Victoria Ave, Suite 364, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901, in accordance with Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the Department’s South District Of ce within 30 days of publication of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information: (a) The commenter’s name, address, and telephone number; the applicant’s name and address; the Department permit le number; and the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department’s action or proposed action was received; (c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the nal decision; (d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modi cation of the Department’s action or proposed action; and (e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. If a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. However, the Department may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting is requested. If a public meeting is held, any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the public meeting on the Department’s proposed action. As a result of signi cant public comment, the Department’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit. The permit application le and supporting data are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department’s South District Of ce, 2295 Victoria Ave, Suite 364, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901, at phone number (239)344-5600. 411159 GCD 3/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN 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 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000251 ORANGEWOOD HOMES INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, v. LINDA DOUGLAS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Charlotte County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Glades County, Florida, described as: Lot 2, Block C, Lakeview Estate, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 100 and 101, of the Public Records of Glades County, Florida a/k/a 1018 Casey Lane Okeechobee, FL 34974 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Courthouse Steps, Moorehaven, FL 33471 at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of March, 2012 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Stuart M. Gold., Esq. 5801 N.W. 151 Street, Suite 307 Miami Lakes, FL 33014 Attorney for Plaintiff (305) 591-1040 411025 GCD 3/1,8/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 26-2010-CA-000041 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JACINTO ROSALES; CARMEN L. ROSALES; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant(s), who (is/are) not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 23, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: LOT 18, BLOCK H, FORT DENAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 68 AND 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 4560 FORT ADAMS AVE., FORT DENAUD, FL 33935-6343 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at in front o f the of ce of the Clerk of Circuit Court being on the second oor of the administration building of the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, at 11 o’clock a.m., on March 28, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at LaBelle, Florida, this 24th day of February, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. 12425 28th Street N., Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 fax IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRATOR WHOSE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, E. MARION AVENUE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950, AND WHOSE TELEPHONE NUMBE R IS (941) 637-2281, WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771. 411147 CN 3/1,8/2012 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 OTHER 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 BOOK 4, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY 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. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 410138 CN 2/23;3/1/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING EAST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the East Hendry County Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting March 8, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., at the Harlem Community Civic Auditorium, 2000 7th Street, Clewiston, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. East Hendry County Recreation Advisory Board 411182 CN/CB 3/1/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000176 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff, v. SAMANTHA N. MORTON A/K/A SAMANTHA NICHOLE MORTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAMANTHA N. MORTON A/K/A SAMANTHA NICHOLE MORTON, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED 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 OTHER 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 GLADES County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in GLADES County, Florida described as: LOTS 19 AND 21, BLOCK 64, PALMDALE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 101, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING AND BEING IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 8007 Oak Avenue, Palmdale, Florida 33944, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Glades County Courthouse on the Courthouse steps, 500 Avenue J, Moorehaven, FL 33471, on March 22, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DISABILITY LANGUAGE: If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Operations Manager, Sheila Mann, Phone: (239) 533-1723, Fax: (239) 485-1014, smann@ca.cjis20.org; within seven working days of your receipt of the notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, dial 711. Dated this 2-16-2012. JOE FLINT Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 410889 GCD 3/1,8/2012 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 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY Case #: 2009-CA-000741 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff, -vsArnold Ellington; Mary A. Ellington a/k/a Mary Ellington; Robert C. Howarth; Financial Independence Services, Corp d/b/a Financial Independence Services Corp.; Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated February 15, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA-000741 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintiff and Arnold Ellington are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M., April 18, 2012, the following property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 1, BLOCK L, PIONEER PLANTATION, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1984, MAKE: GREEN, VIN#: FLFL2AE193205795 AND VIN#: FLFL2BE193205795, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE.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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 16 day of February, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida /s/ J. Bevis DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 410396 CN 3/1,8/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-155 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175 Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. VALERIE P. NELSON, FITZROY NELSON, and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Glades County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOTS 19 AND 20, BLOCK 7, J.T. TAYLOR’S LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, IN SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 HOMES OF MERIT 64 X 32 B3202 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: FLHML2139822910AB. Commonly known as: 1020 Williams Street NW, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on the front steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moorehaven, Florida 33471 at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 22nd day of March, 2012. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddock Attorney For Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Ph: (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 411016 GCD 3/1,8/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice Public Notice

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19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County DemocratA six-month, multi-agency investigation dubbed ‘Operation Pill Crusher’ culminated with eight arrests on numerous felony charges in both Okeechobee and Glades counties last week. Detectives involved in the operation said they w ere focused on buying prescription medications and during the operation bought oxycodone, xanax and percocet pills. The investigators bought oxycodone pills for $16 to $25 each, and xanax and percocet tablets for $5 to $6 each. “These are the people who actually sell to anyone who has the money to pay—including our children,” said Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May. Sheriff May went on to explain that about six months ago he contacted Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon about the pill problem and asked if his agency could help the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) with the investigation. “The cooperation between agencies was excellent,” said Sheriff Whiddon. “It’s an ongoing project we have in Glades and Okeechobee counties. Drugs don’t stop at the county line.” Those arrested, their charges and bonds were:  Hubert Lee Jenkins, 34, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was charged with the sale of a controlled substance oxycodone (two counts) and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell oxycodone (two counts). His bond was set at $100,000.  Brandon Ray Harper, 21, Cypress St., Okeechobee, was charged with attempted sale of a controlled substance oxycodone and petit theft. His bond was set at $5,500.  Wendy Inez Cassidy, 43, N.W. 294th St., Okeechobee, was charged with sale of a controlled substance oxycodone, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell oxycodone and possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. Her bond was set at $30,000.  Courtney Leonard Levingston, 41, S.E. 42nd Trace, Okeechobee, was charged with traf cking a controlled substance oxycodone. His bond was set at $50,000.  Helen Elizabeth Grif th, 27, S.E. 43rd St., Okeechobee, was charged with the sale of a controlled substance oxycodone (two counts) and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell oxycodone (two counts). Her bond was set at $80,000.  Henry Homer DeBerry, Jr., 69, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was charged with the sale of a controlled substance oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell oxycodone. His bond was set at $30,000.  Jeremy Lloyd Jordan, 33, S.W. Colorado Ave., Port St. Lucie, was arrested on Glades County warrants charging him with the sale of a controlled substance oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell oxycodone. His bond was set at $50,000. He was also arrested on Okeechobee County warrants charging him with the sale of a controlled substance oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell oxycodone. His bond on those charges was set at $30,000.  Cynthia Aponte, 25, S.W. Third Ave., Okeechobee, was charged with traf cking in a controlled substance oxycodone, sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. Her bond was set at $200,000 Other than Jordan and Aponte, all of the arrests were made Wednesday, Feb. 22. St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Of ce records indicate that Jordan was arrested Wednesday night by the U.S. Marshal’s Of ce. Aponte was arrested Thursday morning, Feb. 23, by detectives with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force. Investigators are currently holding arrest warrants on three more individuals who are either serving sentences in prison or the Okeechobee County Jail. Under the Florida public records law, the names of those individuals cannot be released until they are actually placed under arrest. When asked why prescription pills are being sold so cheaply in Florida, as compared to states in the North, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Shane Pollard said it’s a case of supply and demand. “The supply just isn’t there, so they can sell them at a higher rate,” he said. “Because of la w enforcement activity the prices are starting to go up here.” GCSO part of six month undercover drug investigation

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee March 1, 2012 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ WGEWest Glades School honors Spelling Bee WinnersWest Glades School Spelling Bee winners for 1st-3rd Grades were: First Place: Emmalee Langford; Second Place: Mia Castano, Third Place: Noarsy Perle. The 4th-8th grade Spelling Bee Winners are: First Place: Sadie Gaskins; Second Place Ariel Brunetto; Third Place: Sarah Sodrel. Congratulations to all the winners!