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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: 04-26-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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April 26, 2012 V ol. 84 No. 12 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads New EOC to be built in county industrial park ... Page 10 50¢ Plus tax Suspicious wild res...Page 12 O pinion ...Page 3 See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper. Students turn ‘trash’ into art ..Page 20 Lake water discharged into river to combat algae ... Page 9 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Elaine SmithLady Terriers are District Champs!The Moore Haven HIgh School Lady Terriers Softball Team defeated Community School of Naples 5-4 on April 19 to become the District Champions. For more on the story, see page 13. By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat LAKEPORT -A storm that brought high winds is being blamed for damage to trees, outbuildings and mobile homes in the Lakeport area during the early morning hours on April 21. The incident left residents wondering if it was a tornado. According to Chief Deputy Duane Pottorff, of the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce (GCSO), the storm hit the Jerdik Drive area around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning. He said the storm took the roof off a doublewide mobile home, destroyed a couple of aluminum overhangs on homes and badl y damaged a tree. A branch from that tree hit a shed on his property, as well as some cars. Chief Deputy Pottorff said the storm also blew the stairs from the front of his home. Fortunately, he added, he wasn’t home Storm damages mobile homes in Lakeport By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat MOORE HAVEN -Two Moore Haven men were arrested after they allegedly used ashing red and blue lights on their pickup to try and stop a vehicle being driven by an area woman. Arrested Saturday, April 21, were: Josue Samuel Medina, 21, Sealy Road; and Sergio E. Cardona, 24, Avenue L. Both were arrested on a felony charge of impersonating a law enforcement of cer. Cardona was later arrested on a violation of probation charge. Records at the Glades County Jail show that Two accused of impersonating copsSee COPS — Page 13 See LAKEPORT — Page 13

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441WED & SA T FROM 8AM TO 10AM IMMOKALEEANIMALCLINIC1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee € 239-657-2266WED & SA T FROM 10:30AM TO NOON Early morning drop off by appointmentCLEWISTONMOBILEUNITCLINICat the Tractor Supply Store € Clewiston € 863-675-2441WED 2PM TO 4PM Your pet will always be cared for by a licensed veterinarian 3 Year Rabies $10 € Parvo/Distemper $12Half price laser spay & neuter w/full puppy & kitten shots Half price boarding Cash OnlyDisclaimer:The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Gray Catbird is a common wintering bird in Florida with the greatest waves of migratory Gray Catbirds occurring in mid-April to mid-May and in the fall from mid-September to late October. This medium-sized slender songbird has a long, rounded, black tail and slim bill. Its eyes, legs, and feet are blackish. Males and females are slate gray with a small black cap and a rufousbrown patch under the tail. Gray Catbirds are related to mockingbirds and thrashers. Their most common call is a raspy “mew” that sounds like a cat, but they will mimic other bird species. Songs may last for up to ten minutes. They will also make a loud chattering “chek-chekchek” and a quiet “quirt.” The oldest known Gray Catbird lived to be 17 years and 11 months old. This secretive bird is often found hopping through low vegetation or ying for short distances just above the vegetation. Their usual habitat includes dense shrubs, vine tangles, hedges, and thickets of young trees. They have been known to destroy eggs and nestlings of other birds including the Eastern Wood-Pewee, Chipping Sparrow, and Song Sparrow. The Gray Catbird’s diet consists of ants, beetles, grasshoppers, midges, caterpillars, moths, and fruit. Gray Catbirds are a rare and local breeder in northern or central Florida. Breeding usually occurs in southern Canada, central New Mexico, the Gulf States, and Bermuda. Females build a nest of twigs and grasses which they line with ner materials. Males will sometime help supply nesting materials. The nest is build in 5-6 days where 1-6 light blue eggs are incubated for 12-15 days. Both parents feed the young who normally edge at 10 to 15 days of age. Mark your calendar for the upcoming North American Migration count to be held on May 12. Tally sheets for NAMC available upon request. You are invited. Count at your home or other locations. You may join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers at STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston on May 12. For information about the upcoming North American Bird Count or the STA5 bird trips contact. Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail. com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook. Inland Birding Fun: Gray Catbird (GRCA) PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEGray Catbird. Margaret England Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. East wind between 7 and 13 mph. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 11 mph.Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. East wind between 9 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Weather forecast for Hendry, Glades, and Western Palm Beach counties collected from the National Weather Service. WEATHERThursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Southeast wind between 9 and 11 mph.Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 81. East wind between 8 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012 Public Forum/Speak Out What’s your opinion?Editor’s note: Readers are invited to post their comments for this column on the Glades County Democrat web site. Go to www.newszap.com, click on “Glades County.” On the Glades County page, click on “Local issues post y our opinion,” to comment on a current discussion thread or start a new one. You may also leave comments on the Glades County Democrat page on Facebook or email your comments to gcdnews@newszap.com. Comments on all issues of local interest are welcome. Some of the topics currently under discussion include the following:Change needed Glades County (especially Moore Hav en) has so much potential with the river A ND lake, but its “so called leaders” will not allow change to actually make Moore Haven a desirable place to visit and live. They are w orried there would be no place for their own businesses to survive. Moore Haven is dying because of this type of narrow minded people. Just take a look at what happened to the U-Save and bank. What’s next?Campaign funds Looking at the treasurer reports in the Glades County Democrat, it is easy to see w ho has the money. Will the most T-shirts, biggest signs, banners and billboards get y ou elected? Maybe -Maybe not! I would like to think that the voters of Glades County are smart enough to check the candidates quali cations and not be in uenced by signs and T-shirts. You as a taxpayer are paying these people to work for you, so make the right choice based on quali cations. Money can’t buy you love. Can it buy your vote?Driving Park From the story in the April 12 Democrat, it looks like the Glades County Commission approved the zoning change, but that just makes it residential. It doesn’t allow the driving park at this point. There will be more hearings down the line.  A Driving Park sounds like fun ... I de nitely get the appeal. But why this location when there are so many other spots in Glades County that could be develped without any opposition?No discussion You can thank the BOCC, the county attorney and the county manager for that decision many years ago for “muzzeling” and “silencing” the voice of the people. Back then the people had too much to say and they did not like it.Water managers After living here for 30 years and going to every meeting concerning our beautiful Lake Okeechobee being raped year after year to no avail, my husband and I moved to another state. He has since passed and I have moved back to be close to my family and friends. I purchased a home lon a canal in so that I could have easier access to use my boat since I am by myself. The home has a very nice dock with a boat lift that I have only been able to use about 2 months out of the last 14 months. When the canal was low before going almost dry last summer I was able to put the boat in the canal and tie it to the outside of the dock but then when it had to be pulled out because of no water the paint had blistered just below the water line. This canal is now going dry again! I’m paying the high dollar in taxes and insurance for water front property with NO WATER!  Now the lake is below 12 feet. SFWMD bought thousands of acres of land, using taxpayers’ money, claiming they were going to put in water storage projects. But instead of starting the water storage projects, they turned around and gave out 10 year leases on said land. When are they going to store some water? They keep spending tax money -our money -saying they need to buy land for water storage. Now they claim they can’t do any projects because Gov. Scott cut their budget. Well that just happened last year. What did they do with all the money they frittered away before last year? Oh right, they needed that money to pay for helicopters to transport them all around the state to meetings because they are too important to drive automobiles.  I am glad to see that the local newspapers have all been running newspaper stories on allegations involving the South Florida Water Management District. The district needs a lot more oversight and scrutiny. They have had too much power for way too long. They are supposed to work for the taxpayers. Florida’s FCAT and standardized testingLast week children across the state of Florida faced the high-stakes test that our state legislature has designed and mandated, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Many students met this test with tears and others with severe anxiety and fear of failure. Not only are students required to improve their score from last year, regardless of health issues, family problems, or the social issues involved in simply “growing up,” they must also cross a bar that has been raised…yet again, by the increase in ‘cut scores.’ The legislature was apparently advised by statisticians that if the ‘cut scores’ weren’t raised again this year, there was a statistical probability that 100% of Florida’s 3rd grade students would pass the test. For some unknown reason, the legislature did not want to see that occur, and therefore, raised the bar again, which some now estimate will result in approximately 20% of our students failing to meet the new standard, thus creating a ‘bell curve’ outcome instead of a criterion-based outcome as was promised over a decade ago. “One Florida principal applied FCAT 2.0 to the 3rd grade scores from last year and found that the number of students retained in that one school would jump from 8 to 18.” (Fund Education Now) In addition, the grading criteria for the Florida Writes test, that is administered to 4th, 8th, and 10th graders, was also raised to a higher level this year. In fact, by the year 2014, it will require students to write essays that analyze documents instead of writing to an essay prompt. This type of high-level document-based analysis is currently used for Advanced Placement tests given to high school students in an accelerated track for college credit. When will this train towards devastation for students, families, teachers, schools and communities be stopped? It seems that no one in Florida is satis ed with the FCAT except the legislature. Children are more than a test score. There is greatness in children8that cannot be measured by a multiple-choice test and children should not be reduced to such singular evaluations. Education should be about helping children reach their highest potential by teaching them how to thin k critically and creatively to solve real world problems that they will face in their futures. Our public education system should not be reduced to simply teaching children how to take standardized tests. Please help me and join the ght against the FCAT. Respectfully, Crystal Drake Candidate for Florida House of Representatives Highlands, Okeechobee, Glades and a portion of St. Lucie County crystal@votecrystal.com Letters to the Editor The IRS has some advice for taxpayers who missed the tax ling deadline. Don’t panic but le as soon as possible. If you owe money, the quicker you le your return, the less penalties and interest you will have to pay. Even if you have to mail us your return, the sooner we receive it, the better. Ele is still your best option. IRS ele programs are available for most taxpayers through the extension deadline – October 15, 2012. Free File is still available. Check out IRS Free File at irs.gov/free le. Taxpayers whose income is $57,000 or less will qualify to le their return for free through IRS Free File. For people who make more than $57,000 and who are comfortable preparing their own tax return, the IRS offers Free File Fillable Forms. There is no software assistance with Free File Fillable Forms, but it does the basic math calculations for you. Pay as much as you are able. Taxpayers who owe tax should pay as much as they can when they le their tax return, even if it isn’t the total amount due, and then apply for an installment agreement to pay the remaining balance. Installment Agreements are available. Request a payment agreement with the IRS More information can be found at irs. gov. Missed the income tax deadline?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012Conservation is essential for stretching water supplies and protecting natural resourcesTo highlight the need for conserving water, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board joined the State of Florida and 129 South Florida communities and organizations in declaring April as Water Conservation Month. “With so many communities joining together to recognize Water Conservation Month, it reminds us that everyone has a stake in preserving South Florida’s water resources,” said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Joe Collins. “Droughts and water shortages in recent years have shown us that we all depend on water in our daily lives and have a responsibility to use it wisely.” In the springtime, limited rainfall, an increase in temperature and higher evapotranspiration rates often stress regional water supplies across the District’s 16 counties. The District remains in a water shortage warning and year-round landscape irrigation restrictions are in place to save water. The District is closely monitoring regional water supplies during the remainder of what continues to be a below-average dry season. If water levels continue the seasonal decline, a return to water shortage conditions is possible in upcoming weeks. Simple water conservation practices can include: Replacing aerators in kitchen and bathroom sinks with models rated for 1.5 gallons per minute or less Watering the lawn by hand Installing lowow appliances, such as a dishwasher or energy-ef cient washing machine Installing lowow water xtures, such as showerheads with the WaterSense logoThroughout April, the District is organizing or supporting dozens of Water Conservation Month activities in an effort to educate South Florida residents about ways to conserve water.Water Conservation is a Year-Round EthicWater conservation is essential year-round for addressing the impacts of weather extremes and growing demands on a limited water supply needed by South Florida’s 7.7 million residents, economy and environment. When water shortage orders are not in place, the District follows Year-Round Water Conservation Measures that target outdoor irrigation, which accounts for up to half of the estimated 179 gallons of water used per person per day in South Florida. The YearRound Landscape Irrigation Rule is just one of many initiatives implemented under the District’s Comprehensive Water Conservation Program. The Comprehensive Water Conservation Program was approved by the SFWMD Governing Board in September 2008 to encourage more responsible use of water resources throughout South Florida. Numerous stakeholders worked with the District to de ne speci c regulatory, voluntary and incentive-based programs and in-depth education and marketing efforts that help to foster a year-round conservation ethic. To determine watering days and times in your area, contact your local government or visit www. sfwmd.gov/2days. For more information on ways to save water, visit www.savewater .com.South Florida Water Management District Governing Board Recognizes Water Conservation Month

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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.Alvina Marie Ward, 60MOORE HAVEN — Alvina Marie Ward, age 60, of Moore Haven, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at home in Moore Haven. Alvina was born March 17, 1952, in Clewiston. She is the daughter of the late Alvin Lloyd and the late Audrey (Langdale) Ward. She worked for the Glades County Tax Collector as a clerk for 33 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Moore Haven. She is survived by her daughters, Angela Snow Colegrove (Keith) and Kell Ahern (Robbie); brother, Alvin Ward Jr. (Lorie); sister, Brenda Choban (Joe); sister-in-law, Joann Purvis; grandchildren, Kelsey Ahern, Chloe Ahern and Collin Ahern. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Eugene Smith. The funeral service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Moore Haven, Moore Haven, with Rev. Sherrill Tillery of ciating. Interment will be in Ortona Cemetery. Visitation hours will be Wednesday, April 25, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 438 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston.Jeanne Mary Lewis-YoungSILVER SPRING, Md. — Jeanne Mary LewisY oung, of Silver Spring, Md., beloved wife of Sammie R. Young for 58 years passed away March 15, 2012, with her husband and daughter at her side at the Montgomery Hospice Casey House in Rockville, Md. Jeanne was 84, born July 21, 1927, in Jeannette, Pa., daughter of the late Morrison F. Lewis Sr. and Fernande P. Michaux. Following graduation from Jeannette High School in 1945, Jeanne enrolled in the government sponsored Cadet Nurse Corps receiving the RN in Nursing in 1948. In 1950, she was commissioned a Lieutenant in the USAF Nurse Corps (AFNC) stationed initially at Mitchell AFB on Long Island, N.Y., where she cared for w ounded American soldiers returning to the US during the early years of the war in Korea. J eanne also attended ight school in Alabama and received her wings as a Flight Nurse. Jeanne was transferred to Orlando AFB, Fla., w here she met Sammie, a fellow Medical Serv ices Corps Of cer. They were married Dec. 4, 1953. In 1955, Jeanne left the Air Force Nurse Corps as a Captain and assumed the role of a military spouse accompanying Sammie on Many relocations. While the couple was stationed at Goose Air Base, Goose Bay Labrador, she gave birth to her only child, Milissa. Following relocations to Texas, Louisiana and New Jersey, they settled in Silver Spring, Md., in 1971. Jeanne will be most remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who touched the lives of many with her caring and gentle ways. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Sammie R. Young, Colonel, USAF (Retired); her daughter. Milissa Jeanne Young Loiselle and husband Jim Loiselle of Arlington, V a.; her grandson, Alan Gebhardtsbauer of Arlington, Va.; her brother, Ferdinand (Fred) Lewis and his wife Rosemary of Jeannette, Pa.; her brother, Morrison F. Lewis Jr. and his wife Rosemary of Jeannette, Pa.; her sister-in-law, Betty Y oung-Scaldini of West Yarmouth, Mass.; and 16 nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass was held April 16, 2012, at the Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville, Md. Inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium will be held on June 1, 2012, at 3 p.m. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012 OBITUARIES Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 6.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.86/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.85/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 5.0 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 0.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 1.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “Average gasoline prices nationally continue to slowly drop,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “I’ll go on the record and say that come Wednesday, I expect the national average in the U.S. will actually be lower than it was on the same day in 2011. Perhaps looking at the big picture with prices having failed to reach new records so far in 2012, we can restore some gas-sanity in this country. Prices go up and down every year, every season, regardless of who’s name is on the ballot,” DeHaan said. Gas Prices Update PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZAScenes from around the lakeA child enjoys the bungee jump at this year’s Black Gold Jubilee in Belle Glade. The event was held on Saturday, though the rain dampened the spirit and forced organizers to move up the main event.

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Hendry County Special Districts/Waste Management is proud to sponsor:FREE FREE FREE FREECOUNTY AND CITY RESIDENTIALCOMMUNITY CLEANUPBRING LARGE € BRING SMALL € WE WANT IT ALL!APRIL 23, 2012 TO APRIL 27, 2012 € 7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 € 7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM.Any Resident can dispose of waste at either location below: PROOF of RESIDENCY REQUIRED € Commercial waste subject to normal disposal fees LaBelle Transfer Station€ 1360 Forestry Division Road 863-675-3373 Clewiston Transfer Station € 1350 Olympia Avenue 863-983-9424ACCEPTED W ASTE MA TERIALS WHITE GOODS Washers, Stoves, Hot Water Heaters Also accepted at the Recycle Center in LaBelle Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 3 pm FURNITURE Sofas, Mattresses, Chairs Limit of 4 residential tires CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS Lumber, Roofing Materials, Drywall, Glass, Tiles, Wire Clewiston: Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday LaBelle: Wednesday/Friday/Saturday YARD WASTE Full trees and Oversized Stumps must meet transfer station guidelines: 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameterHAZARDOUS OR SPECIAL WASTES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE TRANSFER STATIONS*FREE FREE FREE FREERESIDENTIALTOXIC ROUND-UP*TAKE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE TO EITHER LOCATION BELOW:LaBelle Household Hazardous Waste Center € 1360 Forestry Division Road € 863-674-4162 Monday Through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Clewiston Household Hazardous Waste Center € 1381 Evercane Road € 863-674-4162 Call for an Appointment ACCEPTED HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MA TERIALS Insecticides, Pesticides € Herbicides € Motor Oil € Liquid Paint and Thinners Furniture Polishes and Waxes € Brake Fluid € Transmission Fluid € Household Cleaners Propane Tanks€ Electronics € Swimming Pool Chemicals € Fluorescent Bulbs € Mercury ThermometersSpecial Districts Office: (863) 675-5252 for more information PROOF of RESIDENCY REQUIRED € Commercial waste subject to normal disposal fees 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012 Gun Club plans shootsThe Glades County Gun Club will hold an open range event on Saturday, April 28. The gate opens at 8 a.m. and after a short safety brie ng shooting will begin. Pistol shooting will be rst hour and ri e and long gun shooting will commence immediately after. All shooters must wear hearing and eye protection. All shooters are welcome. If y ou have any questions, contact either David or Linda Whidden at 863-675-2487. Hope to see you there. Red Cross introductory class plannedVolunteers are needed to help with American Red Cross services such as Disaster Serv ices, Service to the Armed Forces, Health and Safety Services and International and Diversity Services. The American Red Cross w ill hold a new member introductory class for Hendry and Glades Counties on April 28, fro 9 a.m. to noon at the Salvation Army/ United Way House, 133 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle. Call 239-278-3401 to register. There will also be an introductory class on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Muse Community Association, 3897 Loblolly Bay Road S.W. To register, call 239287-3401. W acky canoe race on Fisheating CreekFisheating Creek Outpost will host a W acky Canoe Relay Race on Saturday, May 19, at 5:15 p.m. at the Outpost. Entry fee for a three-person team is $25 plus $10 for canoe rental if needed. Paddle around a 1.5 mile route on the creek picking up your team and ags. First three teams back win 50 percent of entry fees and bragging rights. Then join the group for prize presentation, and a pot luck picnic. The Outpost staff will grill hot dogs. Participants are asked to bring a dish of food to share. Entry fees are payable in cash only. Registration and waivers must be completed before 4 p.m. day of race. Only 28 rental canoes are available on a rst come/ paid basis, or bring your own canoe. Please call 863-675-5999 to reserve your team's spot. Proceeds will bene t Campground BBQ grill renovation project. All race participants must wear personal otation devices.Muse Community CenterThe Muse Community Center has planned the following events in May: May 12, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m.; May 17, regular monthly meeting held the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.; and, May 26, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. All of the events are open to the public. All of the events will be held at the Muse Community Center Building on Loblolly Bay Road (Highway 720). Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. For further information, call 863-674-0467.Free Summer VPK ProgramIf your child is entering kindergarten in the fall and did not attend the VPK program during the 2011-2012 school year, he/she is entitled to the 300 hour summer VPK program. This full-day summer VPK program is available at Moore Haven Elementary School. Summer VPK will begin June 13, and end on Aug. 2. To register please contact: Sara Everett at 863-946-0737 or Wanda Huggins at 863-946-2083.ACT offers counselingAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888956-7273.Citizen’s Observer Patrol Academy openCitizen's Observer Patrol Academy is a comprehensive course geared towards educating interested citizens about the Sheriff's Of ce day-to-day operations and functions and to educate them about Florida law and their public rights. For more information or to enroll, please call Marion Schramm at 863-946-1600 ext. 2139.Digital Mammography available on June 20The Glades County Health Department encourages residents to be proactive about their health. Mammogram screenings will be available on the third Wednesday of every other month, at 1021 Health Park Drive in Moore Haven. The Digital Mammography Mobile Mammo Coach will be in Moore Haven on June 20, Aug. 15, Oct. 17 and Dec. 19. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 239-936-2316. Online, visit www.radiologyregional.com.VFW Post #9528 in BHR plans activitiesLocated at 29012 E. Hwy. 78, Buckhead Ridge would invite area residents of their activities. The post opens at 11 a.m. daily. They are accepting applications for new members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. The VFW meets every second and fourth Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Male Auxiliary meets every third Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Ladies Auxiliary and AMVET Ladies meet every second Tuesday at 10 a.m. and AMVETS meet every rst Saturday at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Commander Gordon Bruens at 863-467-2882. Narcotics Anonymous meetsNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buck Head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more information, please call 863-634-4780.Tobacco cessation classes availableNew tobacco cessation classes are available at the Moore Haven Public Library. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is provided by attending the classes. Please contact Angelica Pena to register, or for more information call 863-902-3019.Democrats to meet today in Port LaBelleThe next meeting of the Hendry and Glades Democratic Executive Committee will be held Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oxbow Grille in the Port LaBelle Inn, 1563 Oxbow Drive, LaBelle, 863-675-4411. The deadline to register to become a delegate to the state convention in Tampa in June is April 27. For more information contact Ellen Geake, Glades County Democratic Chair info@gladesdemocrats.com or 863-9832922. Florida's Congressional Districts will caucus at a convention to be held in Tampa on June 2 and 3 to elect Congressional District Delegates for the Democratic Party. Glades County DEC Chair Ellen Geake said that two candidates from Glades County, one man and one woman, will be selected by a caucus of local Democrats on May 5.Radio drills plannedAll licensed Amateur Radio Operators, please be aware that Terri and Austin Moorhouse will host as the Net Control Operators for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) for Glades Count y 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 o f 147.300 Hz on the Glades County Repeater W4TEJ 147.300 + 600 PL 100.00 HZ. In order to "check in," operators need onl y 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 ma y 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 Following a meeting at the Lakeport Community Center on April 17, concerning the kid's summer lunch program, two "angels" have volunteered to not only take charge of the program, but also pick up the food twice a week and be on the grounds every day with the kids. Lakeport is blessed to have Gail and Walt Young in our group to donate so generously of their time to bene t the kids of Lakeport. Three Lakeport Churches are going to provide volunteers to help also. The next meeting will be May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Center. The Pastors will bring their volunteers to that meeting so organizers can get everything planned out. If you have any interest in getting involved with the kid's summer lunch program, please feel free to attend the meeting. Lakeport Community Center Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call George at 863-946-1222. Lakeport Community Center Yog a classes every Monday and Friday at 12:15 p.m. For more information, call Dori at 863227-1074. Lakeport Gatorz 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 News The Glades County Sheriff's Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week:BURGLARIES Burglary on S.R. 78 E. Buckhead Ridge Burglary of a vehicle Moore Haven Burglary on Avenue C Moore Haven Burglary on Charles St. OrtonaTHEFTS Theft on Avenue F Moore Haven Theft of golf cart on S.R. 78 E. Buckhead Ridge Theft on Sunset Trail Muse Theft of gas on Marina Drive Port LaBelleSTOLEN VEHICLES Stolen vehicle on Dolly St. Muse Stolen ATV at North Island and S.R. 29 Palmdale GCSO Investigations The Glades County Democrat wants your news!The Glades County Democrat welcomes news from local clubs, organizations, churches, schools and businesses as well as letters to the editor. Email your news to gcdnews@newszap.com.

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With no indication of algal bloom formations, District moves forward with proactive strategyPortions of the 16-county South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) received up to 3 inches of rainfall during the past three days, providing some local basin runoff into the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary. While the rainfall provided some relief, conditions remain favorable for the potential formation of algal blooms in the river. Earlier this month, in anticipation of potential algal bloom formation, the SFWMD Governing Board authorized staff to recommend short-duration freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee, if conditions warrant. Based on the best available data and science collected over the last nine days, staff today recommended to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the immediate start of a three-day pulse release of 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee, as measured at the S-79 structure located in Alva, east of Fort Myers. The Corps has indicated that the releases would begin earlier this week. SFWMD staff have been conducting water quality testing along more than 40 miles of the Caloosahatchee River to evaluate the potential for algal bloom formation. Sampling results have so far found isolated increases in chlorophyll levels, which is an indirect indicator of the presence of algae, but there is no current indication of algal bloom formations. The District will continuing to conduct monitoring, analyze the data and closely review conditions in the river and estuary. Fearing Algae Blooms, SFWMD Commits to Lake O Releases 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012 The Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Department of Athletics proudly unveiled its ve nalists for the prestigious 2012 Eagle ScholarAthlete Award on Monday afternoon. The winner will be announced during the athletic department's annual Senior Send Off and Awards Ceremony on Monday evening (April 23) at the Student Union Ballroom. The Scholar-Athlete Award is the highest honor FGCU bestows upon a graduating senior student-athlete and recognizes the ability of the winner to combine athletic and academic success (minimum 3.20 grade-point average) with community service. The 2012 Scholar-Athlete Award nalists include men's soccer player Adam Glick (Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley HS), swimmer Leah Daniel (Winnipeg, Manitoba/Grant Park), women's basketball player Courtney Chihil (Tipp City, Ohio/Alter HS), men's golfer Brandon Pena (Clewiston, Fla./Clewiston HS) and women's soccer player Gina Petracco (Fort Myers, Fla./ Bishop Verot). The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. with an hour-long Senior Send Off program, which is coordinated by the Eagles Council, recognizing the graduating senior student-athletes. For the second time in program history, varsity letters will be bestowed upon the members of the senior class. The Athletics Awards program will immediately follow and include the presentation of the Community Service Award, Most Inspirational Award, the Carl McAloose Spirit Award, the Team Spirit Award and the Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award. The Most Outstanding Male & Female Athlete nalists will be announced that evening as well, with the eventual winners determined after the 2011-12 seasons are all complete. Graduating third all-time in program history with a 73.3 stroke average, second with 40 par or lower rounds, second in career rounds played (100) and second in career counting scores (90), Pena nished in the top 15 at the A-Sun Championship all four years, highlighted by a second place nish in 2010 that earned him All-Conference status. The Clewiston native nished in the top 20 in an astonishing 24 of 34 career tournaments, including 15 top 10s, and is currently ranked in the top 100 individually by Golf Stat. Gol ng Wiz Pena Among FGCU Athlete of the Year Finalists SUBMITTED PHOTO After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants -more than half of whom came illegally -the net migration ow from Mexico to the United States has stopped and may have reversed. The standstill appears to be the result of many factors, including the weakened U.S. job and housing construction markets, heightened border enforcement, a rise in deportations, the growing dangers associated with illegal border crossings and the long-term decline in Mexico's birth rates. The wave of Mexican immigration to the U.S. could resume as the U.S. economy recovers. But even if doesn't, it has already secured a place in the record books. The U.S. today has more immigrants from Mexico alone than any other country in the world has from all countries of the world. Some 30 percent of all current U.S. immigrants are Mexican-born. Beyond its size, the most distinctive feature of the modern Mexican wave has been the unprecedented share of immigrants who have come to the U.S. From these, just over half (51 percent) of all current Mexican immigrants are unauthorized, and some 58 percent of the estimated 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. are Mexican. Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero and Perhaps Less

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Bachelors degree in Business Management and is currently employed with MacAljon/ SCL in Savannah, Ga. The couple will be married June 23, 2012, on St. Simons Island, Ga., and will reside in Savannah, Ga. BRYAN ROYAL ALLIE CALLAWAY & Jeff and Jan Royal of Belle Glade are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Bryan Jeffrey to Lori Allison Callaway, the daughter of Mike and Anita Callaway of Brunswick, Ga. Bryan is the grandson of Joanne Royal and the late Larry Royal of Belle Glade, and the late Jack and Tina Hancock, formerly of Sylvester, Ga. Allie is the granddaughter of Charles Abram and Mary Jane McAlister of Manchester, Tenn., and the late James Shetterly and Ann McDonald Callaway, formally of Chattanooga, Tenn. Allie graduated from Valdosta State University in May 2010 with Bachelor degrees in Business Marketing and Business Management. She will graduate in May 2012 from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a Masters in Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education. Bryan graduated from Valdosta State University in December 2010 with a ENGAGEMENT Serving all of Hendry County...Heidi Kunstman, MDBoard Certi“ed Pediatrician We are accepting new patients at our LaBelle Medical Of“ce 930 South Main St. (Next to the Winn-Dixie grocery store) For an appointment call... (863) 675-0160Medicaid, Medipass, Florida KidCare and most private insurances accepted. Patients with or without insurance seen. Discounted fees available. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012 The following notes from the Glades County Board of Commissioners’ Regular M eeting, held Monday, April 23 at 6 p.m., were provided by Glades County Commiss ioner Donna Storter. PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. Case Number COMP 11-04LS Roadrunner (Fort Myers) ASLI V LLLP (Hilton) Community Development Director Hilton reminded the Board that after its January 2012 approval, this comp plan amendment had been sent to state agencies as required. He said there were no objections but one suggestion and Hilton provided the Board w ith revision of page 9 of Exhibit A that re ected changes that would limit maximum amount of lot coverage by commercial. Commissioner Storter inquired about street parking when the streets were described as being narrow. Board approved. Next step will be rezoning, proposed to be Mixed Use Planned Development when questionable issues will be resolved. CONSENT AGENDA Approved, with insertion of verbatim transcript in Minutes at request of Clerk. 2. A. Approve County warrants B. Approve Minutes of the April 10, 2012 Regular Meeting C. Approve Payment to Craig A. Smith and Associates in the Amount of $10,228.92 for FY 2011 State Appropriations for Sewer Improvements. D. Request for Encumbrance of SHIP Funds up to $30,000 for Applicant #2012DPA-Burnette BUSINESS AGENDA 3 Assign Storage Space in New Firehouse in Moore Haven (Taylor): The largest airconditioned storage room in the new facility under construction as the Moore Haven Fire station was assigned to the County Clerk, w ho will be placing special ling equipment and archived records that must be maintained as required by law. The Supervisor of Elections was assigned storage area number one for ease of access; storage area number two was assigned to Community Development and the County Maintenance Dept. was assigned storage area number four. The Tax Collector had indicated she did not need a storage area. Currently the county is paying for storage in commercial units. 4. FDOT Harney Pond Road Maintenance A greement (Taylor): Board approved a resolution and agreement with FDOT for statefunded improvement to the Harney Pond Road area. 5. BOCC Site Public Safety Building (Bob J ones) Board moved to site the new Emergency Operations Command Center/Public Safety Building to the County's Industrial Park area on Health Park drive west of the new Health Department facility. The 2012 Legislature approved $5million to fund construction, thanks to the efforts of Rep. Denise Grimsley and Senators J.D. Alexander and Liz Benacquisto. 6. Washington Park Community (Hilton): Board approved oor plans to include two xed glass windows on the entrance side and authorized the county manager to go out for bids as soon as the nalized plans were available. It is anticipated that the bid responses may be available at the May 29 meeting. 7. APPT: Children's Network of Southwest Florida (Taylor): Board approved the appointment of Commissioner Storter to represent Glades County on the board of directors of Children's Network of Southwest Florida, LLC, which is the lead agency for delivery of child welfare services in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades. 8. Florida Rural Broadband Alliance Grant In Kind Distribution (Hilton): Board approved agreement to allow Florida Rural Broadband Alliance to locate equipment on the tower attached to the courthouse, in accordance with the requirement for participating counties to provide matching inkind contribution. This provision is valued at $135,000 for use the rst ve years, and the next ve years will earn income for the use of the tower. 9. Medicaid Billing HB 5301 (Villafuerte): Community Services SHIP Director Erica Villafuerte provided information to the Board concerning recent legislation that will allow the state to withhold tax revenue to pay for Medicaid charges provided county citizens, going back to 2002. She said the nal gure will not be known until Agency For Healthcare Administration (AHCA) completes its audit to determine the actual residency of nursing home patients whose former addresses had Hendry and Okeechobee county zip codes, but may have been in Glades County. COUNTY MANAGER & DEPARTMENT HEADS Mr. Taylor reported the Williams Road resurfacing project is set to begin May 7. He reminded the Board that the May night meeting was changed from Monday to Tuesday May 29, as that fourth Monday when the regular meeting would normally be scheduled is Memorial Day. PUBLIC INPUT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS Employee Earl Cline led a Grievance Form with Chairman Jones who read from the policy manual the instructions for ling a complaint against the county manager. County Manager Taylor voiced protest. COMMISSIONERS ITEMS AND COMMENTS Commissioner Storter inquired on the current suspension-of-collection status of Impact Fees and Mr. Hilton stated it won't come back up again until 2013. New EOC to be built in county industrial park

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ WGSWest Glades School Sports BanquetWGS athletics being awarded for their hard work and dedication over the 20112012 school year. Among those honored were Jamie Ferguson, Bryana Campbell, Connor Morris, Victoria Maciel, Andrea Stanforth and Dusty Catala. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ WGSRecognition went to Victoria Maciel, Taylor Randant, Taylor Nees, Jazmyn Branch, Kaylee Sabella, Briana Banda and Andrea Stanforth. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ WGSThe sports banquet also honored D.J. Nelson, Parker Braswell, Jesse Ramos, Weston Randant, Jovan De la Cruz, Jordan Mason and David Estes.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOLombardo wins Miss Florida LatinaCarolina Lombardo represented the Glades area in Orlando Florida last month, bringing home the title of Miss Teen Florida Latina. Carolina Lombardo will also go on to represent the Florida title in the Miss US Latina pageant in Cancun this June. For more details visit www.MissLatinaofTheGlades.com or www.MissFloridaLatina.com. Early April, a series of suspicious wild res threatened the community of Moore Haven and the Florida Forest Service needs your help in the investigation. "We urge residents and business owners in the area to be vigilant of any suspicious activities and report them to authorities," said Senior Ranger Danny Callahan. If you have any information about the cause of these res, please call 1-800-342-5869 or call your local Florida Forest Service. There is a reward up to $5,000 leading to the arrest. Tips to preventing suspicious wild re activity near your home and business: Keep your porch and garage lights on at night. Call 911 if you witness a developing emergency situation. Make your home Firewise, call your local Florida Forest Service for more information or go to www. oridaforestservice.com. Be Ready, Be FIREWISE. This is the time make sure your home can survive a wild re. Remove anything that will burn from your roof and gutters. That includes pine needles, leaves, small twigs, and palm fronds. Be sure there is nothing ammable against the sides of your home. Be sure to use plants that are not highly ammable around your home. Keep the area within 30 feet of your home picked up, mowed, and watered within the guidelines of local water management. With the recent rainfall wild re activity in Glades County has reduced the drought Index to 514 (scale of 0-wet to 800-drought). Every day without rain dries out the vegetation (fuel). The recent cold front introduced high winds and low relative humidity; this weather aids in the reduction of fuel moisture in the vegetation. A good daily indicator of wild re conditions is the Fire Danger Index. http:// ame. -dof.com / re_danger/wims-report.html Suspicious Wild re Activity in Moore HavenForest Service urges anyone with information to report the crime, offer reward

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By Austin MoorhouseSpecial to the Glades County Democrat What can you get with a library card? W ell, rst of all you need to be old enough to get one. If you are 18 or over, you only need proof of residence. A picture ID with y our current address will do. Or a utility bill in your name will do as well. If you are under 18, you may get a library card however, you w ill need to be accompanied by an adult. Residents of Hendry County may go to their local library and request a "reciprocal borrow sticker" to be placed on their Hendry County Library card and this will entitle them to privileges at the Glades County Public Library. The resident with a reciprocal sticker must physically come in to the Glades County Library in order to provide the necessary information to be entered into the Glades Library system. This is a one-time visit. If a resident of Hendry County works in Glades County, that resident may apply directly for a Glades County library card. Come and try our "self checkout" machine at the library. You may check out two books with the self-checkout machine using only your library card. Now that you have your library card, you can now borrow books, DVDs, CDs or use our wireless computer service with your laptop. Also, there are computers available for your use with your library card. There are classes available on how to use your Kindle and on how to download books to your Kindle. You can also download books to e-readers other than kindle or to your home computer or laptop. Audio books may also be downloaded. And remember that you can use the computers at the library or, using your Glades County Library card, you can sign up for free courses on line through the Heartland Library Cooperative and do your studies on your own home computer at your leisure and at your own pace. There are Universal Classes in 41 different major areas of study. Within each of these areas there are numerous courses in business, pleasure and continuing education. Some of these courses offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for those who need them to maintain licenses or certi cations etc. W hat can you get with a library card? Books, DVDs and more 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyGlades Democrat The Lady Terriers softball team beat Community School of Naples 5-4 on April 19 to become the district champs. This week they w ent into the rst rounds of regionals. It has been another strong year for the Moore Haven High School girls softball program as they improved to (15-7) last week w ith a 10-5 victory over St. John Neumann on April 17 in the District 3A-11 tournament. Coach Pedro Navarro encouraged the entire community to congratulate and support the girls. "We have had a strong season this year and the entire team has done well. I've been very impressed with how they have done this year," said Coach Pedro Navarro. Coach Navarro has coached the Lady Terriers for four seasons. He had assisted with the baseball program for about a decade and moved over to softball with his daughter Emily getting set to play at the high school. The team's top pitchers this year have been Shelby Schlueter and Erena Billie of Brighton. Alaina Lee led the team in batting average and Navarro in on base percentage. The team plays mostly teams from South West Florida and a few local rivals like Clewiston and Lake Placid. Players on the squad this year include Cooper Bartley, Breanna Billie, Erena Billie, Skyler Burke, Savannah Devine, Destiny Everett, Olivia Everett, Sydney Garrett, Alain a Lee, Emily Navarro, Alyssa Rawlings, Jessica Rawlings, Shelby Schlueter, Samanth a Shearer, Jessica Smith and Alexis Story. There are three seniors on the team this year, Erena Billie, Emily Navarro and Shelb y Schlueter. Terriers softball team takes district championship The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce (GCSO), the Seminole Police Department (SPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Tawanna Marie Davis, 26, Boston Ave., Fort Pierce, was arrested April 17 by the SPD on an Indian River County warrant charging her with burglary of a dwelling. Her bond w as set at $20,000. Norman Lewis Faircloth, 33, Delta Ave., Moore Haven, was arrested April 17 by the GCSO on a charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $5,000. Vicente Martinez, 59, Dolly St., LaBelle, w as arrested April 18 by the GCSO on Lee County warrants charging him with failure to appear driving under the in uence and driving while license suspended. He was turned over to Lee County authorities. William Josia Bearden, 18, E. Village St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 18 by the SPD on a charge of felony criminal mischief. His bond was set at $5,000. Austin C. Hall, 19, Avenue H, Moore Hav en, was arrested April 19 by the GCSO on charges of violation of probation burglary of a structure, violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation criminal mischief. He is being held without bond. Reba Lynn Osceola, 22, Madisyn Trail, Okeechobee, was arrested April 19 by the SPD on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. Her bond was set at $5,000. She was also arrested on Okeechobee County warrants charging her with violation of probation failure to appear driving while license suspended and violation of probation failure to return leased property. She is being held without bond on those charges. Todd Edward Tiger, 20, S.W. 15th St., Pembroke Pines, was arrested April 20 by the FHP on a felony charge of possession of marijuana over 20 grams and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $12,000. Lindsey Ann Taylor, 24, Rockaway Lane, LaBelle, was arrested April 23 by the GCSO on a charge of violation of probation felony battery. She is being held without bond. 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. A rrest Report w hen the storm hit. "I returned home Sunday afternoon," he said. "It took a couple of hours to pick everything up." He went on to say that he felt it was a tornado due to its direction of travel and the amount of damage. "It wasn't just the wind," said the Nebraska native. The Glades County Emergency Management Of ce sent photos of the damage to the National Weather Service for investigation. LAKEPORTContinued From Page 1 Medina is being held on $5,000 bond, while Cardona's bond on the probable cause arrest was set at $10,000. Cardona is being held without bond on the violation of probation charge. An arrest report by Sergeant Richard Jones, of the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce (GCSO), stated that the victim called 9-1-1 around 11:14 p.m. Saturday and said a red Chevrolet pickup was trying to stop her. She asked if the vehicle was a law enforcement vehicle. The report said dispatchers kept the woman on the phone while Sgt. Jones and GCSO Deputy James Naso responded. According to Glades County Sheriff's Stuart Whiddon, the 44-year-old woman did exactly what she should have done. "If the driver is unsure, or the vehicle is not clearly marked, I would say call for veri cation if reasonable," said the sheriff. "If not, then absolutely stop in a very lit area if possible." The arrest report stated that Deputy Naso found the red pickup with Oklahoma plates in the area of Fifth Street and Avenue L. GCSO Deputy Richard Ermeri met with the victim and learned that the pickup allegedly driven by Medina pulled up very close to the back of the vehicle driven by the woman and her husband. She reportedly told the deputy that red and blue lights were ashing from the front windshield of the pickup. The report stated that Medina's truck was also equipped with ashing red and blue lights in the rear window. Sgt. Jones also pointed out in his report that Cardona is currently on felony probation and is on curfew from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. The GCSO sergeant went on to say that the intentions of Medina and Cardona, beyond scaring the woman, are not known. "Had (she) stopped her vehicle one can only imagine what type of additional crimes could, or would, be committed," wrote the sergeant. "This is a crime that law enforcement takes very seriously, (and) we will respond very quickly," said Sheriff Whiddon. "Fortunately, we had a couple of units very close at the time of the incident." COPSContinued From Page 1 Sergio E. Cardona Josue Samuel Medina FWC offers hunter safety courseOKEECHOBEE -The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on April 28 and April 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce Shooting Range, 5025 S.W. 26th Avenue, in the city of Okeechobee. Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC's South Region Of ce at 561-625-5122.

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The proposed project location is along SR 29, approximately 2.5 miles South of SR 80 in Labelle, FL The Contract Documents may be viewed at the Of ce of the City of LaBelle Public Works Department in the LaBelle City Hall, 481 Highway 80 West, LaBelle, Florida, 33935, and the of ce of Applied Technology & Management, Inc., 411 Pablo Avenue, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, 32250, (904) 249-8009. Please contact our of ce at 954-979-0802, or via email at michaelg@lanzo.org for further inquiries or questions. 415330 CN 4/26/2012 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 1655 2008 1224432-01000120010 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 1, Block 12, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413773 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1819 2008 1224432-01000790070 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 7, Block 79, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413759 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/11/2012, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1995 CHEVROLET 1G1BL52WXSR141065 2007 VOLKSWAGEN 3VWSF71K17M011593 415712 CN 4/26/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS Tractor and Mower The Port LaBelle Community Development District is accepting sealed bids for the purchase of a new tractor and mower, with a trade-in, until May 21, 2012. Bids will be accepted at the District Of ce located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle. Bids may be delivered in person, by mail, fax or electronic mail. Speci cations can be obtained by calling the District of ce at 863-675-5770. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause and to accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District. Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager 415700 CN/CB 4/26/2012 h Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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 1731 2008 1224432-01000470120 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot12, Block 47, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413765 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT THE CITY OF SOUTH BAY WILL BE HOLDING AN AUCTION MAY 11, 2012 TO DISPOSE OF THE FOLLOWING SURPLUS ITEMS: 1. FORD F-450 SUPER DUTY BOOM TRUCK 2. FORD F-150 XLT V8-PICK UP TRUCK 3. FORD F-150 TRITON V8-PICK UP TRUCK 4. VAN H BUS 1989 Items may be seen prior to the auction by contacting the Public Works Director Mr. Ed Kerr at telephone number 561-261-6576 or 561-996-6751. Bid should include item, bidders name, address, telephone number and bid amount. All bids will be accepted by the Of ce of the City Clerk at 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida 33493 and marked surplus bid 2012 by 12:00 noon on May 11, 2012. All items will be sold as is and no refunds will be granted. 415452 CN/CB 4/26;5/3/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1763 2008 1224432-01000600030 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 3, Block 60, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413771 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1728 2008 1224432-01000470020 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 2, Block 47, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413757 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1692 2008 1224432-01000280030 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 3, Block 28, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413738 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1785 2008 1224432-01000650080 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 8, Block 65, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413740 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 1773 2008 1224432-01000610370 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. Lot 37, of the Re-subdivision of Blocks 61, 68 and 69, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat ther eof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 47, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413774 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2492 2008 1074433-03000210090 Muhammad Hassan Haniff, Trustee Lot 9, Block 21, 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 May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012 Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415655 CN 4/26; 5/3,10,17/2012 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 2520 2008 1314433-A0000900000 Alejandro Rodriguez The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6138, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413761 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 2563 2008 1314433-A0003160000 Lazaro Ballesteros The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5743, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413741 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 2552 2008 1314433-A0002670000 Jacqueline l. Garcia The North one-half of the Southeast 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5924, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413763 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 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 holder 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 2299 2008 1364432-A0000530000 Rafael Perez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast 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 40 feet thereof. A/K/A Tract 4916, 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 May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415690 CN 4/26;5/3,10/17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2298 2008 1364432-A0000500100 Rafael Perez The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast 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 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4915, 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 May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415661 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2096 2008 1274432-A0000190100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, 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 862, 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 May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415684 CN 4/26;5/3,10/17/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2013 2008 1264432-A0000330000 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1052, 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 May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415653 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2104 2008 1274432-A0000470100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 756, 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 May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415648 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1985 2008 1254432-A0002360000 Sergio Lledo The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest 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 5025, 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 May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415650 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2553 2008 1314433-A0002680000 Jacqueline I. Garcia The South one-half of the Southeast 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5925, 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 May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415651 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1841 2008 1244432-A0000080100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast 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 5403, 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 May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415644 CN/CB 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2317 2008 1364432-A0001150100 Sil ra Pateur The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, 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 4768, 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 May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415695 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 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 holder 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 2016 2008 1264432-A0000440100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest of the Southwest 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 South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1012, 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 May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415658 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 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 1614 2008 1154432-A0002500000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2657, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413769 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2036 2008 1264432-A0001170000 Roberto Cruz The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 26, 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 914, 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 May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415654 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1587 2007 1254432-A0002560000 Ofelia Otero The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4944, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 10th day of May, 2012 Dated this 28th day of March 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 413737 CN 4/5,12,19,26/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2038 2008 1264432-A0001290100 Wendy & Andy Melo The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest 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 954, 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 May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415659 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 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, May 2, 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, Board receiving of the 2010 Final Audit Report, 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 415708 SUN 4/26/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 1858 2008 1244432-A0000510000 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5367, 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 May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012 Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415649 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder 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 2069 2008 1264432-A0002290100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, 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 500, 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 May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415660 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 5/8/12 SUBJECT AREA: 516 Travel, Reimbursement EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for travel reimbursement. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.49, 1001.51, 112.061 F.S. and 6A-1.056 SBR. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.49, 1001.51, 112.061 F.S. and 6A-1.056 SBR. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for requirements for travel reimbursement. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on May 8, 2012. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory cost, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice. Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future. Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 413683 CN 4/12,19,26 CB 4/26/2012 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 11-226CC on March 14, 2012 in the matter of John Jay Watkins, as petitioner and The Lyndel Group, LLC, 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 1, Block 2323, Port La Belle Unit 9, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. And Lot 22, Block 2307, Port La Belle Unit 9, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida and on May 10th, 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 413507 CN/CB 4/5,12,19,26/2012 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit to E R Jahna Industries Inc, Jim Lanier, Ortona Sand Mine, PO Box 840, Lake Wales, Florida 33859 to operate an industrial wastewater treatment facility which would discharge process wastewater and stormwater to a barge canal to the Caloosahatchee. The facility is located at latitude 2648’44”N, longitude 8117’46” W on State Road 78, Ortona, Florida 33935 in Glades County. The intent to issue and application le 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 33901-3875, at phone number (239)344-5600. The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request an extension of the time for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. The request must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel before the end of the time period for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must be led within fourteen days of publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, also allows that any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may le a petition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition or request for an extension of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information, as indicated in Rule 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the Department’s decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the Department’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the Department’s proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Department to take with respect to the Department’s proposed action. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Department’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation under Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, is not available for this proceeding. 415390 GCD 4/26/2012 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012

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Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDAConsolidated Case No. 08-149 CASALVADOR ESQUENAZ, Plaintiff V BENITO LOPEZ, et. al. Defendants. SALVADOR ESQUENAZ, Plaintiff Case No. 08-150CA V BENITO LOPEZ, et. al., Defendants. ESTHER GREENSHER, Plaintiff Case No. 08-151 CA V BENITO LOPEZ, et. al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE T O: BENITO LOPEZ, LISSETTE LOPEZ AND ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS AND OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH AND UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS and any and all persons who may claim an interest in the real property described below: Notice is given that pursuant to Final Judgment dated December 20, 2011, in Case No: 08-149 Consolidated of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida in which Salvador Esquenazi is the Plaintiff and Benito Lopez and Lissette Lopez are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, Second Floor Lobby, LaBelle, FL 33975 on May 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., the following described property set forth in the Final Judgment: EXHIBIT “A” Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence N 8654’10” along the South line of said Section 16, a distance of 47.40 feet; thence N 0310’00” W along the East right of way of State Road 29, a distance of 710.00 feet to the South right of way of a road; thence N 8654’10E, along the South right of way, a distance of 1780.00 feet to the Northwest corner of the Tract being described and the Point of Beginning; thence continue N 86 54’10” E along the South right of way of a road, a distance 640.00 feet; thence S 03 10’00” E, a distance of 340.00 feet; thence S 86 54’10” W a distance of 340.00 feet to the point of beginning. The Tract of land herein described is also known as Tract 13 of Unit C. Dated April 11, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 414924 CN 4/19,26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 12-DR-003072 Judge: Carlin, John S. Martha Patricia Herrera-Cabrero Petitioner and Juan Ramon Esteban Pedroza-Vera Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH CHILDREN TO: Juan Ramon Esteban Pedroza-Vera 560 Wood Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33936 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of Marriage with Children has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Martha Patricia Herrera-Cabrero, whose address is 60 Jim Kulczy Dr. #206, LaBelle, FL 33935 on or before 3-27-12, and le the original with the clerk of this Clerk at P.O. Box 310, Ft. Myers, FL 33902 before service on Petitioner’s 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: Feb. 16, 2012 CHARLIE GREEN Clerk of the Circuit Court By. M. Nixon Deputy Clerk 415565 CB 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING T he Port LaBelle Community Development District will conduct a Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors at 5:30 P.M. on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the of ce of the District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida. T he purpose of this meeting will be to consider an easement. T his meeting is open to the public. Jennifer L. Derleth, Chairman 415344 CN/CB 4/26/2012 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, CR 833 FROM BIG CYPRESS INDIAN RESERVATION TO FOUR MILES NORTH, CLEWISTON, FL BID # 2012-05 OPENING DATE AND TIME: May 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Construction of Road Improvements, CR 833 from Big Cypress Indian Reservation to Four Miles North”. 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 May 10, 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 Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., 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. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. 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 414361 CN/CB 4/12,19,26;5/3/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on May 7, 2012 at 10:00a.m.: 2000 Chevy, 2C1MR5221Y6704128 2001 Ford, 1FDSX34F51EB28786 1990 Toyota, JT2AT86F2L0019068 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 415564 CN 4/26/2012 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice By Pat DobbinsHendry/Glades Health Dept.April 21-28 is recognized as National Infant Immunization Week. It is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. Since 1994, National Immunization Week has served as a call to action for parents, health departments, and healthcare providers to ensure that infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases. National Infant Immunization Week provides a valuable opportunity for our community to tell people the importance of vaccinating all children. Vaccination is one of the most important ways a parent can protect a child’s health. Today, children can be protected from more vaccine-preventable diseases than ever before. Infant immunization is a safe, simple and inexpensive way to protect children from potentially deadly infectious diseases. Babies need many immunizations before two years of age to protect against serious childhood diseases like polio, measles, whooping cough and diphtheria. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers the following tips for parents and caregivers:  Take babies to the health department, a family doctor or a clinic for their recommended shots. Immunizations start at birth and continue throughout the rst two years of a child’s life.  At each visit, discuss immunizations with a health care provider. Ask if the baby is up-todate on shots.  Keep the immunization record in a safe place and bring it to every doctor’s visit.  Ask the doctor when to return for the baby’s next shots. Make an appointment, and write it down. For more information about the importance of infant immunization, visit http://www. cdc.gov/vaccines. You may also visit the Department of Health website at: www.immunize orida.org or call the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments for more information at863-946-0707. Infant immunization an important health issue By Pat DobbinsHendry/Glades Dept. of HealthApril is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STD). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), persons from ages 15 to 24 years account for nearly half of the 19 million new STD cases each year. To increase STD screening among young persons, CDC is partnering again with MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and other partners on the GYT (Get Yourself Tested) campaign. Additional information about STDs is available at http://www.cdc.gov/std. STDs affect people of all races, ages, and sexual orientations, though some individuals experience greater challenges in protecting their health. Because many STDs have no symptoms, those at risk need to get tested and nd out if they are infected. CDC’s current testing guidelines include annual screenings for all sexually active women under age 26, as well as older women with risk factors such as ne w or multiple sex partners. Screenings are also advised for all pregnant women, all sexuall y active gay men, and bisexual men; HIV screening for everyone between the ages of 13 and 64. Talk with your doctor or health care provider about STDs and ask about recommended vaccinations and testing. Health care providers should take a sexual health history of their patients and follow up with appropriate counseling, vaccination, testing, and treatment. Awareness week draws public attention to STD prevention

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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, May 17, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1J88 Drainage Improvements, Curb and Gutter, Pavement Replacement and Signing and Pavement Marking in Manatee County Budget Estimate: $212,736.00. E1L40-R0 Thermoplastic Striping Markings and Retro-Re ective Pavement Marker Replacement in Charlotte, Collier & Lee Counties Budget Estimate: $250,000.00. E1L41-R0 ADA Mat Replacement in Charlotte & Lee Counties Budget Estimate: $30,000.00 E1L42 Traf c Signal Mast Arm Repair or Replacement in Polk, Desoto, Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee, Highlands & Okeechobee Counties Budget Estimate: $206,600.00. E1L43 Traf c Signal Mast Arm Repair or Replacement in Lee, Hendry, Collier, Charlotte & Glades Counties Budget Estimate: $206,600.00 E1L44-R0 Storm Water Pond Cleaning in Polk County Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1L45 South Skyway Seawall Joint Sealing in Manatee County Budget Estimate: $140,000.00. E1L46-R0 Fertilizing in Glades & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $80,000.00. E1L47 Desilting Concrete Box Culvert and Clean/Reshape Ditch in Highlands County Budget Estimate: $13,243.00. E1L48-R0 Mowing, Litter Removal and Edging and Sweeping of Primary Roadways and Storm Water Ponds in Lee County Budget Estimate: $400,000.00. E1L49-R0 Long Line Paint Striping in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Glades & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $549,370.00. E1L50-R0 Miscellaneous Asphalt Repairs Countywide in Polk County Budget Estimate: $813,816.00. E1L51-R0 Guardrail, Handrail and Fence Repair in Desoto & Hardee Counties Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. E1L52-R0 Providing Maintenance of Traf c in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Glades, & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $115,018.00. E1L53-R0 Roadside Ditch Cleaning in Glades & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $90,000.00 E1L54-R0 Herbicide Strip, Hand & Aquatic Application in Desoto & Hardee Counties Budget Estimate: $50,000.00. E1L55-R0 Miscellaneous Concrete and Sidewalk Repairs in Polk County Budget Estimate: $149,000.00. E1L57-R0 Shoulder Repair and Sodding in Glades & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $150,000.00. 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. 415643 CN/CB 4/26;5/3/2012 1.0 INVITATION TO BID Bid No. 2012-01 Central County Water Control District Request for Bids Striping and Marking 37.1+/Miles of Roadway Bids Due: 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Bids are requested for Striping and Marking 37.1+/miles of paved roads in Central County Water Control District, “the District,” Montura Subdivision, Clewiston, Florida. Of cial bid speci cations and questions for this project may be obtained by contacting Rock Aboujaoud, P.E., of Rock Enterprises, Inc. at (863) 612-0011 or the District’s of ce at (863) 983-5797. Sealed bids will be received by hand delivery or by mail. Bid envelops must be sealed and clearly marked: “SEALED BID FOR STRIPING AND MARKING 37.1 MILES OF ROADWAY, Bid No. 2012-01” and delivered to: Central County Water Control District Administrative Of ce 475 South Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 Tel: (863) 983-5797 Bids will be accepted until 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, and shall be publicly opened promptly thereafter at approximately 10:05 A.M at the District’s administrative of ce at the above address. Bids received after 10:00 AM will be rejected and returned to the bidder unopened. Questions may be addressed in writing to the District Engineer, Rock Aboujaoud, P.E. at 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935, Tel: (863) 612-0011, Fax: (863) 612-0014, email: rock@rockhendry.com or by contacting the District at the address listed above. Responses will be made to all interested bidders. Verbal questions will not be accepted. The Board of Supervisors for the District may reject any and all bids without cause and may likewise terminate a contract award prior to completion. 415717 CN 4/16;5/3,10,17/2012 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A pril 26, 2012NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO GRANTING AN AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance granting an ad valorem tax exemption to All Juices and Beverages, LLC, entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING AN EXEMPTION FROM CERTAIN AD VALOREM TAXATION TO ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTY FOR ALL JUICE AND BEVERAGES, LLC, A NEW BUSINESS; PROVIDING FOR A FINDING THAT REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET; PROVIDING FOR THE ESTIMATED REVENUE LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE EXEMPTION GRANTED TO ALL JUICES AND BEVERAGES, LLC; GRANTING AN EXEMPTION FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION TO ALL JUICES AND BEVERAGES, LLC; PROVIDING FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME FOR WHICH THE EXEMPTION WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT AND THE EXPIRATION DATE OF THE EXEMPTION; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 415642 CN/CB 4/26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 22 2009 CA 000286 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 10, 2012 and entered in Case No. 22 2009 CA 000286 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ N/K/A MAIRELIS PEREZ N/K/A MAIRELIS PEREZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 10th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK 27, PORT LABELLE UNIT 102, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 66, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 16801 INWOOD ROAD LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on April 12, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09113794 *See Americans with Disabilities A ct In accordance with the A mericans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.415579 CN 4/26;5/3/2012 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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? Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Congratulations to Dwight D3Ž Eugene Perkins III for placing 2nd runner up in the Lehigh Spring Festival Baby Pageant. Dwight is the son of Dwight and Yolanda (Flournah) Perkins Jr. His maternal grandparents are, Anne & Vince Vaughn and Bobby Ray & Tracy Flournah, of Clewiston, Florida. His paternal grandparents are, Dwight & Renee Perkins Sr. of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His great grandparents are, Virgil & Daisy Scruggs of Clewiston, FL., and Delores and the late Wilbur Porter of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. DWIGHT PERKINS III ACHIEVEMENT 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee April 26, 2012 In honor of Earth Day, the second grade classes at MHES created “Junk Art” for their science projects. The students’ projects were constructed of nothing but recyclable materials. The students’ projects were judged and awards were given for the following three categories: The Most Creative, The Most Recyclable Items Used, and Best Overall. The Most Creative project went to Jose Mirabal. The Most Recyclable Items Used award went to Sean Osborne. The Best Overall project award went to Jose Hernandez. Students honor Earth Day with recycled art Special to the Glades County DemocratGlades County students recently proved the old saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Second graders at Moore Haven Elementary School created art from “junk” at part of their celebration of Earth Day. In the photo at right, some of the art projects are displayed. Awards were given in several categories and all of the students learned they can make something beautiful from things someone else might throw away. Special to the Glades County DemocratJose Mirabal was named winner of “Most Creative” Junk Art Project. Special to the Glades County DemocratJose Hernandez was the winner of “Best Overall” Junk Art Project. Special to the Glades County DemocratSean Osborne was the winner of “Most Recyclable Items Used” Junk.