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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: 06-14-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Glades at a glance ...Page 3 See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper. Pioneer history evident in area’s historic sites ...inside! Angler killed in lighting strike ... Page 7 June 14, 2012 Vol. 84, No. 19 Summer program feeds kids..Page 8 Motorcyclist dies in crash with deer ... Page 13 Crossword Puzzle ...Page 19 50¢ Plus ta x County denies comp plan change for race track ... Page 18 By Pete GawdaSpecial to the Glades County Democrat There was standing room only in the conference room at the Glades County Courthouse on Thursday afternoon, June 7. Glades County was one of the stops on Governor Rick Scott’s tour of several area counties, as part of his overall plan to visit all 67 Florida counties. The governor was taking his show on the road and meeting with local business and government leaders to discuss the economy, education and Medicaid. The governor said it was his purpose to listen to people and get their ideas. He pledged to spend the people’s money in a responsible manner. The governor was accompanied by Pam Stewart, Chancellor of the Florida Department of Education and Sherri Martin of the Department of Economic Opportunity. The governor said he realizes the new legislation requiring counties to pay disputed Medicaid bills could cause hardships to some counties. “We are not going to certify any bills people aren’t comfortable they owe,” he asserted. “If you have any problems, call me directly. “We have to be make government responsible, so we’ll be responsive to complaints,” Gov. Scott said. He noted that since he took ofce, unemployment in Florida went from 11.1 per cent to 8.7 per cent and the number of unemployed people dropped from 516,000 to 340,000. He Gov. Scott meets with local leaders Special to the Glades County DemocratGraduation day!Moore Haven High School’s Class of 2012 participated in graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 8. Above: Marshall Britt, 2012 Senior Class President Dustin Chapman, Ashley Wright and Valedictorian Warner Ward celebrate their graduation on June 8, at Moore Haven High School. At right, graduates celebrate as the ceremony concludes. For more photos, see page 10. Special to the Glades Democrat/ Charles MurphyRick Scott meets Glades County Commissioner Paul Beck (center) and County Manager Wendell Taylor. See SCOTT — Page 20 Glades County arrests ...Page 13

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonBurrowing Owls are known locally as “Howdy Owls.” They will bob their heads up and down as if saying “howdy” as a sign of distress, when excited, or for judging distance. It is estimated that there are about 3,000 of these birds in Florida. This “species of special concern” is the only North American Owl that nests underground. They use burrows yearround for roosting during the winter and raising young during the breeding season. The Florida Burrowing Owl is a small owl about nine inches in height with long legs and a short tail. Both sexes are about the same size. They lack ear tufts of the more familiar woodland owls. Adults have dark brown plumage with extensive barring on the belly and heavily streaked foreheads. Juveniles have paler markings than the adults. The owl’s song is a two-note “coo cooo” with the call being a series of rattles, clucks and chatters. The longest living banded wild Burrowing Owl on record was about 8.5 years old. These birds are attracted to elevated areas along canal bank and road berms, as well as dry open native prairies, pastures, recreational lands and residential areas where there are cleared areas with short ground cover. Burrowing Owls usually dig their own burrows, but will use gopher tortoise and armadillo burrows. These burrows, extending four to eight feet underground, are lined with various materials such as grass clippings, feathers, paper, and manure. Burrowing Owls forage for food throughout the day, but are most active in the morning and evening. They hunt by catching food with their feet while walking, hopping or running on the ground or ying from a perch. Their diet includes a variety of insects and vertebrates including crickets, beetles, lizards, frog and road-killed animals. Burrowing Owls will nest colonially with just a few feet separating each burrow. Eggs are laid from early October to early May with the peak being mid-March. Three to ten white eggs are incubated for about 30 days and the young edge in about 40 days after hatching. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for free birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston on July 14 or Aug. 18. For reservations for these trips contact Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org for the 2012-2013 STA5 schedule. Check for updates on the Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook page. Inland Birding Fun: Burrowing Owl (BUOW) 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 Margaret England PHOTO / MARGARET ENGLANDFlorida Burrowing Owls.

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BHR VFW to host Fathers Day breakfastVFW Post 9528, US Highway 78 Buckhead Ridge will host a Fathers Day Breakfast on Sunday, June 17, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Fathers eat free, all others $6 donation.Community Icons Association plans tournamentCommunity Icons Association will present their rst softball tournament at the City Softball Complex in Moore Haven on June 30 starting at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $175 per team. The tournament will be limited to 10 teams. Trophies will be awarded for rst and second place. Fee must be paid by June 23. There will be a one-hour time limit per game. Each team must provide a game ball. The event will follow ASA guidelines. Please contact JB at 863-254-7088; Tony at 863-2271141; or King at 863-227-3081 for reservations. All proceeds bene t the Community Icons Association.Citizen’s Observer Patrol A cademy openCitizen's Observer Patrol Academy is a comprehensive course geared towards educating interested citizens about the Sheriff's Of ce day-to-day operations and functions and to educate them about Florida law and their public rights. For information, call Marion Schramm at 863-946-1600 ext. 2139.Legion Post 299 in Moore Haven has full-service barAmerican Legion Post 299 in Moore Haven has been recently issued a full-service bar license, and will be open for business at 2 p.m. on June 22. They will serve drinks only, and all the popular beer and wines. All American Legion members in the area are invited to stop in and check us out. Well drinks are priced at $2.50 for beer. Hours of operation are yet to be de ned, but they will be open at 2 p.m. every day. Call 863-7635901 with questions.FOE plans upcoming eventsFraternal Order of Eagles #4523, 101 Avenue J, Moore Haven plans the following June activities for members and friends. Tuesday: Bingo at 7 p.m. (open to the public); Wednesday: Pool tournament 7 p.m.; Friday: Steak Dinners 5 8 p.m. (open to the public); Saturday: Free pool and Juke box 7-10 p.m.; Sunday: Breakfast served on the rst and third Sunday of each month from 811 a.m. (open to the public). Meetings are as follows: Men Aerie second and fourth Thursdays at 7 p.m. Lady Auxiliary rst and third Thursdays at 7 p.m. Installations class last Sunday of month at 2 p.m.VFW Post #9528 in BHR plans activitiesLocated at 29012 E Hwy. 78, Buckhead Ridge invites area residents to their activities. The post opens at 11 a.m. daily. They are accepting applications for new members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary.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. Candidate forum scheduled for June 28The rst of the summer series of forums for candidates for political of ce in Glades County will be hosted by the Ortona Community Association on Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. The forum will be held at the Ortona community hall on Hwy 78A (Ortona Locks Road) Each candidate will be invited to speak for ve minutes. If time allows following the presentations, questions will be taken from the audience. All are welcome. For further information, contact: Fran Way, 863-675-7880, or franwayrn@aol.com.Muse Community Center activities plannedThe Muse Community Association has planned the following events for June: June 9, Country Jam Session and pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. June 21, regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. All events will be held at the Muse Community Center Building on Loblolly Road (Highway 720) in Muse.Narcotics Anonymous meets at BHR Christian ChurchNarcotics 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.Lakeport Community plans events and meetings Lakeport Community Center Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call George at 863-946-1222. Lakeport Community Center Yoga classes every Monday and Friday at 12:15 p.m. For more information, call Dori at 863227-1074. Lakeport 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. The Lakeport Community Center will be a site for the Kid's Summer Lunch Program from June 18 until August 9. Volunteers are needed to help with the program. For more information, please call 608-345-1324. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 Glades at a Glance

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 Summer brings a lot of heatBY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsThe temperatures keep rising as we slowly head into the summer. The Hendry and Glades County Health Departments are urging folks to be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Warning signs of heat exhaustion vary but may include the following: Heavy sweating Paleness Muscle cramps Tiredness Weakness Dizziness Headache Nausea or vomiting Fainting Skin: may be cool and moist Pulse rate: fast and weak Breathing: fast and shallow If heat exhaustion is untreated, it may progress to heat stroke. Help the person to cool off and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen or last longer than one hour. What to do if heat exhaustion is suspected: Drinking cool, nonalcoholic beverages, as directed by your physician Resting is an air-conditioned environment Taking a cool shower, bath or sponge bath Wearing lightweight clothing Heat exhaustion/heat stroke prevention tips Drink lots of water or drink cool, non-alcoholic beverages Get lots of rest Take a cool shower or bath Seek an air-conditioned location when possible Wear lightweight and light-colored clothing Do not engage in strenuous activities when you know temperatures are at high levels. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke become more common in very humid environments. High humidity reduces the effectiveness of sweating and cooling the body. Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature. Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heatrelated illness that can develop after days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of uids. To avoid becoming dehydrated, it is important to drink plenty of uids, especially water, even if you don’t feel thirsty. This is particularly true on days when temperatures reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit (F) and higher. Depending upon your physical activity and heat exposure during hot weather, it’s a good idea to drink more water. Health experts have found that uid requirements vary from person to person. Persons who have medical conditions such as kidney and heart disease, who require a uid restricted diet, or who have problems with uid retention should consult a physician before increasing their consumption of uids. Knowing the signs of dehydration and knowing what to do is very important. Signs of dehydration include thirst, weakness, nausea, muscle cramps, feeling dizzy and light headed, decreased urine levels and/or urine that has a strong odor or is darker than normal, tiredness, sluggishness, irritability and headaches. All, some or none of these signs may be present so the best way to avoid dehydration is to monitor water or uid intake and modify activity or reduce the length of activity according to weather conditions. Don’t wait for the dry mouth, ushed skin, headaches, light-headedness or fatigue. You should prevent dehydration by drinking uids throughout the day. Help to avoid becoming dehydrated by staying out of the direct sun, wearing light colored loose tting clothing, limiting physical activity, and using fans when available. Protect Yourself From Heat Exhaustion

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 “Patrol, protect, preserve.”The motto for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement was on the minds of 22 new of cers Friday when they graduated as the FWC’s 18th of cer class. At a ceremony at the Florida Public Safety Institute, near Tallahassee, they pledged their efforts to patrol Florida’s lands and waters and protect and preserve its people and resources. Col. Jim Brown, director of the FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement, mentioned how FWC of cers are the rst point of contact most people have with the agency. “This privilege carries great responsibility,” Brown said. “As they interact with the public, I know these new of cers will uphold our values: integrity, professionalism, dedication and adaptability.” As FWC of cers, they will patrol Florida’s lands – nearly 54,000 square miles of it – as well as more than 12,000 square miles of water. Due to their jurisdiction and specialized training and equipment, they are often the rst to be able to respond to boating accidents, missing boaters and lost campers, hikers and hunters. In 2011, FWC of cers saved nearly 900 people during search-andrescue missions. “These of cers will be protecting the ‘Fishing Capital of the World’ and one of the largest public hunting systems in the country,” said FWC Chairman Kathy Barco, the guest speaker at the ceremony. The new of cers began their training in December. The beginning part of each FWC academy teaches recruits basic law enforcement techniques and skills. “During the nal eight weeks of each academy, we focus on the unique information and skills it takes to be an FWC of cer,” Brown said. The specialized training involves rearms pro ciency, wildlife identi cation, vessel operation, defensive tactics, all-terrain vehicle operation, detection for boating and driving under the in uence and a focus on state and federal wildlife, sheries and environmental laws. The new of cers will spend the next three months with a eld-training of cer and are assigned to the following counties: Oliver Adams – Monroe Justin W. Miller – Glades Megan Aswall – Martin Domingo Montalvo-Diaz – Miami-Dade Randall Bibler – Monroe Gregory Patterson – Highlands Adam Bunker – Miami-Dade Paige Pestka – Miami-Dade Jacob Cocke – DeSoto David Read – Broward John Conlin – Monroe Nicole Rodriguez – Broward Jeremy Deweese – Okeechobee Wayne Sapp – St. Lucie Sebastian Dri – Monroe Taylor Tison – Glades Matthew Grif s – Nassau Marcin Trawinski – Palm Beach Bryan Little – Miami-Dade Joshua Troiano – Monroe Justin C. Miller – St. Johns Clint Williams – Hernando 22 New FWC Of cers Ready to Protect State's People, Natural Resources

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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.Ann E. Coverdale, 82BELLE GLADE — Ann E. Coverdale, 82, died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach. Born in Tennessee, the daughter of John and Marie Payne, Mrs. Coverdale had lived in the Glades since 1939. She had worked in the circulation department for the Clewiston News and the Glades County Democrat for several years. Survivors include her daughter, Zandra Bell and her husband Donald of Marathon; daughter, Vivian Crawford and her husband Dennis of Clewiston; son, Ronnie Page of Fort Pierce; son, Richard Coverdale of Belle Glade; grandchildren, Erik, Kurt, Jason, Kendra, Zondra, and Tony; great grandchildren, Joey, Kristian, Chloe, Emma, Brock, Noah, Zachary, Zane, and Jade Elizabeth; great great grandchildren, Ethan, Emily, Kyleigh, and Karleigh. Mrs. Coverdale was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Donald Coverdale; her sisters, Jenny, Katherine, and Vivian; and her brother, Lewis. Visitation was 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Aycock Funeral Home in Stuart, Florida. Funeral service was 11 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2012 at Aycock Funeral Home with interment to follow at Port Mayaca Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Coverdale’s honor to the Debbie Howell Trust at the First Bank of Clewiston, in care of Deborah VanSickle. Please visit www.aycockfuneralhome.net to sign her online guestbook. All arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, FL. Charles Edgar Elliott, 76LABELLE — Charles Edgar Elliott, age 76, of LaBelle, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in Lehigh Acres. Charles was born January 2, 1936 in West Palm Beach. He was a former resident of Pahokee. Survivors include his mother, Christine W. Elliott; brother, Jess P. (Sharon) Elliott of Atlanta, Ga. and Michael J. (Sherry) Elliott of LaBelle; nephews and nieces, Joseph (Mette) Elliott, Susan (Michael) Lilley, Mary Lynn (Kent) Mathis, Jennifer Evans and Mandy (Tom) Bird. He was preceded in death by his father, Jess M. Elliott. A memorial service was Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church in LaBelle with Rev. John Bennett of ciating. Cremation Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelleJorge E. Soto, Sr., 93CLEWISTON — Jorge E. Soto, Sr., passed away Friday, June 8, 2012, in Lakeland, Fla. Jorge was born June 28, 1918, in Bayamo, Cuba. He is the son of the late Francisco Soto and the late Eugenia Figueredo Vega. He came to this country in 1962 escaping Communism to provide a free life for his family. He worked in the sugar industry at Moore Haven Mill and Okeelanta Mill until his retirement at the age of 72. He graduated from the School of Commerce in Bayamo, Cuba with a degree in Accounting. He was a proud member of the Hendry County Republican Party and assisted in numerous campaigns for many Republicans in the area. He was an avid fan of the Miami Dolphins and his beloved N.Y. Yankees. He is survived by his wife, Maria J. Soto; six children, Jorge Jr. (Adriana), Maria Eugenia (Julio), Esperanza, Juan (Cindi), Mali (Terry) and Maria ‘Chuchi’ (Rich); sister, Luciola Soto Landrove of Elizabeth, N.J.; he leaves behind 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren in which he imbued a legacy of life, freedom and love of family. He was preceded in death by ten siblings. The family mourns his peaceful passing and rejoices in the sure knowledge that he is in a better place. He led a full life and with his wife of 64 years, raised a strong and loving family. A funeral mass was held Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church. Interment was in the Ridgelawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.Mary R. Rackstraw, 99 FORT MYERS — Mary R. Rackstraw, passed away on Sunday, June 10th, 2012. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Andrew L. Rackstraw of Clewiston, Fla. {d. 1988}. She w as born on January 14, 1913, in Marshalltown, Iowa. Mrs. Rackstraw was a woman of many talents. A fter her graduation from Marshalltown High School she went to work in a clothing store by the name of LynMar Frocks and quickly rose to the position of manager. Following her marriage to Byron DeLoss Chamness, in 1936, they moved to Sacramento, Calif. in 1940, and then to Mobile, Ala. in 1942. She had a great love for reading and worked for the Mobile Press Register as “Miss Mary” the Children’s Editor and did a w eekly radio show reading stories that children had submitted to her. She loved performing in plays for the Mobile Theater Guild and the Joe J efferson Players. While in Mobile, Mary also worked at Brookley Air Force base until it closed and then went to work for the United States Customs Service w here she met Mr. Rackstraw. After their marriage she moved to his home in Miami. After their retirement they moved to Clewiston. Mary is survived by her son, Corey Chamness, Sr. and daughter-in-law, Pat Chamness of Fort Myers; her daughter, Pamela Jane Chamness and her son-in-law Thomas Beiter of LeRoy, N.Y.; she has Stepsons, Frank Rackstraw and his w ife, Patsy of Dothan, Ala., and Andrew L. Rackstraw, Jr. and his wife Peggy of Ocala, Fla.; Stepdaughter, Peggy Schuberth and her husband Joseph of Cromwell, Conn.; Mary is also the beloved grandmother of 12 grandchildren, Corey Chamness, Jr., Noelle Chamness, Kevin Chamness, Jenevieve Stepanik-Heaney, Kathryn Stepanik, Frank Rackstraw, Jr., Lori Ann Rackstraw, Jennifer H. Rackstraw, James Rackstraw, J eremy Schuberth, Joseph Schuberth and Jason Schuberth; and 13 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Iona-Hope Episcopal Church, 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Internment will be at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of owers, please send donations to Iona-Hope Episcopal Church. Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book w hich can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service has been entrusted with nal care. 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The national average has decreased during the last month and stands lower than this day one year ago. “While price decreases have heated up on the West Coast, such decreases are drying up in other areassuch as the Great Lakes,” said GasBuddy. com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “While current factors still point to some falling gasoline prices in some areas, mainly the West Coast, oil prices haven’t continued to shed as much value in the past week. Prices in the past few years have bottomed out in June, we could see a similar situation play out this year,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update We are not alone.Theres a wonderful world around us. Full of fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our kids are not getting the chance to learn about their world. When surveys show that half of Americas youth cannot locate India or Iraq on a map, then we have to wonder what they do know about their world. Thats why we created MyWonderfulWorld.org. Its part of a free National Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the power of global knowledge. Go there today and help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free parent and teacher action kits. And let your kids begin the adventure of a lifetime. Its a wonderful world. Explore!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 BY ERIC KOPPA Miami angler was killed on Lake Okeechobee Friday when he was apparently struck by lightning. Lorenzo Magdaleno, 51, Miami, was pronounced dead at the Indian Prairie Canal boat ramp Friday, June 8, by emergency medical personnel from Glades County, said a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). In the same bass boat was David M. Hardin, 37, of Pleasantview, Tenn. He w as taken to Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee, w here he was treated and released. Carli Segelson, public information coordinator for FWC, said the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. while the two men were shing in Glades County. They w ere competing in the TBF Federation Division Championship bass tournament being shed out of Okeechobee. Ms. Segelson said FWC personnel escorted the men in the 21-foot Triton bass boat back to the Indian Prairie Canal boat ramp w here Mr. Magdaleno was pronounced dead. The freak incident caught most by surprise. "I've been in the federation for more than three decades and nothing like this has ever happened before," said Robert Cartiledge, TBF president and CEO. "We've had other tragedies, such as heart attacks," he continued. "But we never had an accident fatality and certainly not a lightning strike." The three-day division championship tournament included 84 anglers from seven states. Mr. Magdaleno, 51, was a veteran angler and a member of the Florida Bass Federation and the Homestead Hawg Hunters club for more than a decade. Preliminary reports outlined a quickly moving afternoon storm that passed over part of the lake. Other parts of the lake remained clear and sunny, while some were cloudy with "drizzle." Mr. Magdaleno and his partner were shing approximately 45 minutes away from the tournament launch area, the Scott Driver Boat Ramp in Okeechobee County. Mr. Magdaleno was in the front of the boat running the trolling motor as it was "his half of the day." (TBF division championships are draw events where both anglers get control of the boat and choose the water for one half of each tournament day.) Mr. Magdaleno's partner, Mike Hardin who was the boat's owner, caught a limit during the rst half of the day and was shing off the back deck to allow Mr. Magdaleno his best chance to nish off his limit. Mr. Hardin was knocked off his feet by the strike and awoke after an undetermined amount of time on the back deck of the boat not knowing what had exactly happened. Mr. Hardin was examined at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee and released. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lorenzo's extended list of family and friends, the Florida Bass Federation, as well as, Lorenzo's partner for the day, Mike Hardin, who was in the boat with him during this tragedy," Mr. Cartlidge, stated. Lake Okeechobee Angler Dies in Lightning StrikeSEE LIGHTNING  19

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Glades County children can visit sites across the county for fun activities and nutritionally balanced meals four days a week this summer. The Glades County School District summer Food Service Program will provide meals Monday-Thursday from June 18 through August 9. Meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation w hen regular school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals and activities at no charge. No pre-registration or paperwork is required. Many of the sites will also offer special activities such as storytellers, craft projects and special visitors such as remen and police. The following sites will participate in the Summer Food Service Program: Lakeport Community Center, 10245 Red Barn Road, Lakeport, 11 a.m. noon; Palmdale Baptist Church, 510 Seminole, Palmdale, 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Ortona Community Park Children's Building, off State Road 78 in Ortona, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.; St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 24065 U.S. Highway 27, Moore Haven, 11 a.m. noon; St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 1027 Chobee Loop (off SR 78), Buckhead Ridge, 11:30 a.m.1 p.m.; First Missionary Baptist Church, 111 Green Street, Washington Park, noon 1 p.m.; Moore Haven Elementary School Cafeteria, 401 Terrier Price Dr., Moore Haven, 11 a.m. noon; West Glades School, 2500 S. County Road 731 S.W., Muse, 11 a.m.noon; No meals will be served on July 4, 2012 in observance of the Holiday. Sites are open Monday through Thursday. "Summertime should not be a hungry time for kids," stated Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services. "The USDA Summer Food Services Program lls that gap. Healthy food gives kids energy so they can enjoy all the summertime fun, but also maintains their nutrition so they feel well and do well once they're back in school. "At USDA, we're committed to ensuring that all students have access to food that's in while school is out.' We are here to help parents and communities make that a reality this summer." Summer lunch program starts June 18 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTThe Hendry County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt the following by ordinance. Public hearing on the ordinance will be held by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners on June 26, 2012, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to consider adoption of remedial amendments to the Future Land Use Element Text and Maps and the Traf“c Circulation Element of the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan, in accordance with a previously approved Stipulated Settlement Agreement pertaining to the Countys Evaluation and Appraisal Report. ORDINANCE 2012-______ AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, AS AMENDED, BY SPECIFICALLY AMENDING THE TEXT AND MAPS IN THE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION ELEMENT AND THE FELDA COMMUNITY OVERLAY AND TRANSITION LAND USE CATEGORIES (INCLUDING CHANGING DESIGNATION FROM TRANSITION TO MULTI-USE) OF THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; SEVERABILITY; CODIFICATION; SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners of“ce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., La Belle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to these documents should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (scatala@hendry”a.net), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863674-4194). Tristan Chapman, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 Moore Haven Elementary students on honor roll Students on the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2011-2012 school year included: Kindergarten all A’s: Gabby Murphy Brady Bass Hayden Davis Carmen Perez A bby Story Mackenzie Rednour Maxine Lacey Edgar Murillo Kyleigh Adams Chase Dowd A ida Jose-Ramirez Dakota Newton-Prisk Skilah Nicholson J osaleen Pineda-Martinez A ngel Sangabriel Calia White Richard Williams Chaz Brown A va Griner D'Mari Hallback Keegan Pearce A lyssa Walpole Bodie Whidden Kendall Woodward Emily Woznick Caydence Cisneros Mallori Davila Samantha Flynn Elissa Herrera Kathrine Washam Colton Porter Kindergarten all A’s & B’s: Zyaun Pope First grade all A's: Payton Rives Sean Miner A bby Williams A ndy Garcia-Ambrosio Lillian Everett Riley Mullens Stephen Phillips Cristina Toledo First grade all A ’s and B’s: Ruby Jose-Matias Rubi Rodriguez A miryah Ford J o'Hon Hughes Elyssa Pardo Christopher Filomeno Frank Perez Ladd Thomas Wallace Parker Second grade all A’s: Reese Davis Sierra Hart Ryan Cowen Jose Mirabal Rosmary Rubio Reyna Clift Sean Osborne Audilia Gallo Bryant Williams Second grade all A’s & B’s: Samantha Langdale Sean Luke Bender Annalisa Martinez Tilman Sims Collin Ahern Madison Williams Hannah Moss Camden Rhymes Ny'Teria Blackmon William Hunter Third grade all A’s: Brooklyn Cerner Luis Gomez Soraya Villafuerte Katelynn Barnes Jorden Perez Lizbeth Ruiz Third gradeall A’s & B’s Brice Prowant Karla Hunter Briann Woodham Julio Escobar Daniela Navarrethe Bailey Raulerson Derriyah Coney Fourth grade all A’s: Colton Brown John Eaton Zahn Cunningham Fourth grade all A’s & B’s Tracie Branch Rieonna Eley Ashley Lopez Makayla Strenth Destiny Town Jasey Ward Madison Corwin Larry Casella Alanis Allen Joe Perry A'trelle Thomas Tyler Urban Christopher Eaton Kasey Estes Derrick Rednour Fifth grade all A's: Austin Lee Cheyenne Osborne Jacey Ridgdill Autumn Lee Fifth grade all A’s & B’s: Stephanie Gamez Jaime Hingson Logen Redus Benjamin Toledo Austyn Kellogg Abigail Hogan Sidoro Olivares Sixth grade all A’s: Devyn Arnold Alexis Stoppiello Skye Schlueter Sidney Platt Amery Bass Sixth grade all A’s & B’s: Maricela Rubio Kaleigh Sparkman Kira Beck Cristina Maria Brooks Bass John Cox Nathan Harris Gaven Rednour Brianna Burress Rylee Palladino Mallory Thomas Gesselle Velasquez Bryan Light Jose Huerta Kimberly Hogan Roberto Hernandez Rosemary Aragus Payton Woodward Dylan Newman Gabriella Brown

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 DID YOU KNOW…East Hendry County Drainage District (EHCDD) maintains the canals, ditches, and storm water treatment areas in the area shown on the left. As part of the Federal Clean Water Act, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) determined that EHCDD needed a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) permit. The NPDES permit is a reporting tool that FDEP and EPA use to ensure that municipalities and special districts are properly implementing storm water pollution prevention programs. These programs utilize Best Management Practices or BMPs which are storm water pollution prevention activities or storm water pollution controls. These can take the form of structural components, like the pump station in the area operating at the proper stages or silt fences around construction sites. They can also take the form of community clean ups and education. This ”ier is a reminder that everyone plays a part in keeping our water resources clean. The storm water from the EHCDD ”ows north to Lake Okeechobee via the Clewiston Canal. The lake replenishes water storage areas, helps to irrigate agricultural lands, provides backup water for urban areas, and plays a major role in supplying water for the Everglades. Illicit discharge or illicit storm water discharge means any discharge into the MS4 and/or waters of the United States that is not composed entirely of storm water, except discharges made in accordance with a county issued development order consistent with the MS4 permit, an independent NPDES permit, or as a result of “re “ghting activities. Many seemingly harmless household activities, such as dumping yard waste, draining swimming pools, or household waste water from washing machines, dishwashers or water softening devices into ditches, storm drains and canals are also classi“ed as illicit discharges. These activities can and do cause severe problems in our waterways. Ditches and storm drains are not connected to the sanitary sewer system. They ”ow directly into streams, lakes, rivers, estuaries, bays and eventually the Gulf of Mexico. A ll residents of Hendry County can do their part by properly disposing of wastes and reporting any illicit discharges or illegal dumping to the Hendry County Waste Management of“ce at 863-675-5252. HENDRY COUNTY SPECIAL DISTRICTS ILLEGAL DUMPING ORDINANCE NUMBER 88-9 No person shall throw, place or deposit, or cause to be thrown, placed, or deposited any solid waste of any kind into or on any of the public streets, roads, highways, bridges, lands, or upon the premises of any other person within the unincorporated area of the County except as speci“cally authorized by the Board for the disposal of such solid waste. It is unlawful for any person to collect or transport solid waste for hire or remuneration or other consideration in any form without “rst having a County franchise agreement or securing permission from the franchise hauler. All disposal required by this Ordinance shall be done only at a County designated or approved Solid Waste facility. NUMBERS/ADDRESSES Hendry County Waste Management (3300 Utility Drive) (863) 675-5252 ****************************** Waste Services, Inc. (North) (863) 675-2481 Choice Environmental (South) (863) 675-7713 ****************************** No pickups New Years/Memorial/Independence/Labor/Thanksgiving/ Christmas days. Pickups will resume next regularly scheduled pickup day. ****************************** Lee/Hendry Transfer Stations 1360 Forestry Drive, LaBelle (863) 675-3373 1350 Olympia Avenue, Clewiston (863) 983-9424 Lee/Hendry Land“ll Church Road, Felda (239) 369-2030 7:00 am-4:00 pm Monday Friday ****************************** Hendry County Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste Centers LaBelle Forestry Division Road 7:30 am3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday Clewiston 1381 Evercane Road On Call/By Appointment, Only. 863-674-4162 or 863-673-0508 ****************************** HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE Many products we use in and around our home and discard with our trash are similar to regulated hazardous waste produced by business and industry. Products that are corrosive, such as acids and alkalis, are ”ammable, reactive or toxic and are found in homes, garages, workshops or used in gardens. Some examples are: (Limit 5 gallons) These items may be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers free of charge to residents. REDUCE-REUSE-RECYCLE IF IT DOESNT HAVE TO BE BURIED IN OUR EARTH & WE CAN RE-USE IT, RECYCLE ITŽ. Plastics #1 PET Drink Bottles Plastics #2 HDPE Frosted Milk Jugs Mixed Plastics #3 PVC, #4 LDPE, #5 PP & #6 Pigmented Jugs (laundry detergent) (Rinse all recyclables, as necessary.) Newspaper/Telephone Books Corrugated Cardboard Paperboard (coke containers) Magazines Bulk Metals Computer Ledger/Of“ce Paper Cellular Telephones/Rechargeable Batteries luntary drop off site locations are available by calling the Recycling Center or Waste Management Of“ce. YARD WASTE Place within 6 ft. of curb in 35 gal. can, plastic bags, or tied in bundles not to exceed 40 lbs. Items tied in bundles are not to exceed 4 ft. in length and 4  in diameter. Alternative pick up options are available for non-compliant yard waste and special pickups, for a fee. Composting/Mulching/Regulated Burns Are Best. 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 L L O O K I N G F F O R M M O T I V A T E D P P E O P L E M A N A G E M E N T P P O S I T I O N S L I T T L E C C A E S A R S C C L E W I S T O N N e e d t t o b b e c c o m m i t t e d t t o e e x c e l l e n c e M a n a g e m e n t e e x p e r i e n c e a a m m u s t F o o d i i n d u s t r y e e x p e r i e n c e a a p p l u s W i l l t t r a i n t t o m m e e t L L i t t l e C C a e s a r s s s t a n d a r d s P a y m e n t s s c h e d u l e b b o n u s s s t r u c t u r e + + b b e n e f i t s Please send resume to cathy@jamapizza.com 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura Mathis Moore Haven High School Class of 2012 Graduation Moore Haven High School’s Class of 2012 graduated on June 8. Above, Valedictorian Warner Ward is congratulated by his aunt Noel Goodwin and her children, Gracie and Ellie. Below Salutatorian Ivette De Santiago (center) poses with Joshua Longwell and Kevin Longwell (right). Both Longwell brothers have already received AA degrees from Edison State College.

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Ortona Community Association president Hugo Geistman has announced that the OCA board of directors voted to invite children from the Muse area to enroll in the Ortona’s kids summer recreation program. The program will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, beginning on June 18 and ending Aug. 9. Ortona’s recreation program has been expanded to match the summer food service program sponsored by the Glades County School District. Meals will be prepared at the Moore Haven school and delivered to eight sites throughout the county, including Ortona. The meals are free of charge to all Glades County children 18 years and younger. Lunch hour will be 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Geistman commented, “Our Association considers the children in our community our highest priority. OCA has had a kids’ summer recreation program since 1993. This year we made a special appeal for funds to expand the program from 12 to 32 days. Our beautiful new community park, playground and children’s building make an ideal site. We are excited to be part of this new effort to bring healthy meals to all Glades County children. This is important because during the summer school breakfasts and lunches are not available to them. We feel strongly that children’s minds should also be nourished during the summer. We have planned a stimulating and fun program for them.” While registration is not required to participate in the free meal program, parents interested in enrolling their children in the full recreation program should contact children’s coordinator Amanda Billings 863-2344288 or Fran Way 883-675-7880. Muse kids invited to Ortona program 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 Special to the Glades County DemocratMoore Haven’s Got Talent!Moore Haven Elementary School Safety Patrol hosted a talent show on June 5 in the Richie Building at the elementary school. Students from kindergarten through sixth grades participated. They had a total of ten entries from singing to dance and they all were amazing. At left, this year’s winner for kindergarten through third grade was Savannah Palmer singing her ABC backwards. The rst place winner for fourth through sixth grade was Lacy Green singing, “Suds in the bucket” and second place was Karla Hunter singing, Tim McGraw. Congratulations! Free Summer VPK Program under wayIf 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 began on June 13 and will end on Aug. 2. For more information, please contact: Sara Everett at 863-946-0737 or Wanda Huggins at 863-946-2083. ACT offers counseling and related servicesAbuse 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 call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273.Newspaper welcomes community submissionsThe Glades County Democrat welcomes news from local clubs, organizations, businesses and individuals. Email your news to gcdnews@newszap.com.

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Edison State College is a dynamic and rapidly growing institution serving Southwest Florida. We invite you to join with us in helping to build an educational institution that will continue to positively contribute to the area. We are currently accepting applications for Director, Hendry Glades Center located in LaBelle, FL. The successful candidate will have the appropriate work experience and Masters degree. To view the full job description and apply online please visit our website at: jobs.edison.edu Edison State College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access employer. Employment Full Time Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationSUMMER LIFEGUARDMonitor all activities in and around the pool area. Administer CPR and First Aid as necessary. Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of pool equipment and systems. Current certi cation required. Apply Today: kabienaime@semtribe.com or fax: 954-967-3477 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. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 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.

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By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat The investigation into a motorcyclist’s death after striking a deer during the early morning hours of June 6 is continuing, said a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) spokesman. FHP Public Information Of cer Lieutenant Greg Bueno said Tuesday, June 12, that investigators have not received a medical examiner’s report as to the cause of death of Alberto Castro, 27, of a Fort Lauderdale address. Around 4:57 a.m. on June 6 Mr. Castro struck a deer while riding his 2004 Honda motorcycle. The accident occurred shortly after Mr. Castro crossed the bridge over the Indian Prairie Canal in Glades County— approximately 7 miles south of Buckhead Ridge. The accident and subsequent investigation is being done by FHP’s Troop F in Fort Myers. An accident report by FHP homicide investigator Trooper Corporal Jeff Rongish stated that Mr. Castro was thrown from his motorcycle into the northbound lane of the two-lane highway. Cpl. Rongish went on to state that a dark-colored pickup truck was seen traveling north on the highway and apparently striking Mr. Castro. That truck, continued the report, was supposedly seen driving away from the accident scene. The driver of the truck then turned around and returned to the scene where it stopped, then ed to the north, added Cpl. Rongish’s report. FHP has since found a truck that matched the description given investigators, said Lt. Bueno, and investigators are trying to determine if the truck was involved or just at the scene. The name of that driver has not been released. “We’re not releasing the name because he may only be a witness at this point,” said Lt. Bueno in a phone interview Tuesda y morning from his Fort Myers of ce. “There’s a chance it (the truck) did not strike anything.” A third motorist—Calvin Grinslade, 60, o f Okeechobee—was also southbound on S.R. 78 and struck the motorcycle that was lying on the highway with the front of his 2005 Toyota Tundra pickup. According to the FHP report, the motorcycle had passed Mr. Grinslade before reaching the Indian Prairie Canal bridge. While Mr. Grinslade was not injured, his truck suffered an estimated $2,000 in damages. FHP’s probe into motorcycle fatality continues 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners on June 26, 2012, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the adoption of a Stipulated Settlement Agreement (Compliance Agreement) which will lead to remedial amendments to the Felda Community Overlay and Transition Land Use Categories in the Future Land Use Element along with amendments to the Traf“c Circulation Element including associated maps. These speci“c Elements were challenged from the adoption of amendments to the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan resulting from the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) process. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed agreement is available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners of“ce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., La Belle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to these documents should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (scatala@ hendry”a.net), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax (863674-4194). Tristan Chapman, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 MOORE HAVEN — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has temporarily closed two locks along the Okeechobee Waterway in south Florida for repairs. The Moore Haven Lock closed starting on June 11 to complete installation of the Manatee Protection System (MPS). The MPS is intended to protect endangered manatees that might be swimming in the vicinity of the lock gates. The lock is expected to be closed for about two months while installation is completed. Concurrently, the Corps also plans to close the St Lucie lock beginning June 18 to undertake emergency repairs on the gates. A recent inspection reve aled the gates at that lock weren’t closing completely due to damage on a seal. The lock is expected to be closed for about two weeks. The Moore Haven Lock is located on the west side of Lake Okeechobee at the junction of the Caloosahatchee River. It was constructed in 1935 for navigation and ood control purposes. The St. Lucie Lock is located along the St. Lucie Canal, about 15 miles upstream from the intersection of the St. Lucie River and the Intracoastal Waterway. It was constructed in 1941 for navigation and ood control purposes. The Moore Haven and St Lucie Locks are two of ve locks located in the 154-mile Okeechobee Waterway, which allows safe passage of vessels from the Atlantic Ocean near Stuart to the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers. Notices to Navigation have been issued for both closures. An additional Notice to Navigation has also been issued advising boaters of construction activity taking place east of Moore Haven along the Herbert Hoover Dike, which surrounds the lake. Corps temporarily closes Moore Haven Lock System The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce (GCSO), the Seminole Police Department (SPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Ryan Snow, 18, Reservation Road, Okeechobee, was arrested June 6 by the GCSO on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $2,500.  Coell Boone, 59, Seventh St., Moore Haven, was arrested June 6 by the GCSO on a felony charge of violation of probation driving while license suspended. He was released on his own recognizance.  Benjamin Jay Carpenter, 24, Oakmont A ve., Moore Haven, was arrested June 7 by the FHP on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and driving under the in uence with property damage. His bond w as set at $1,750.  Andres Infanta Diaz, 49, Avenue N., Moore Haven, was arrested June 8 by the GCSO on a felony charge of violation of probation. He is being held without bond.  Brian Adrian Welch, 28, Carolina Ave., Avon Park, was arrested June 10 by the GCSO on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $5,000.  Michael Anthony Proctor, 29, River Road, Moore Haven, was arrested June 12 by the GCSO on felony charges of violation of probation trespass and violation of probation grand theft. He is being held without bond.  Anthony James Downing, 25, Oakmont Ave., Moore Haven, was arrested June 12 by the GCSO on felony charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell/deliver and possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription. His bond was set at $10,000. 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

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Employment Full Time Everglades Federal Credit Union Customer Service, Collections, & Member Services Positions AvailableMust have excellent customer service, communication, organization & typing skills and be pro cient in MS Word & Excel. Must be able to multitask and be able to handle stress. Bilingual a +. May apply in person or email resume to dporter@everglades fcu.com FWC seeking Nuisance Alligator Trappers for Hendry County Apply online at myfwc.com/alligator Closes June 15, 2012 Employment MedicalNeed LPN / RN for outpatient services in Hendry Co. Temp. Position (35 hours a week) to start ASAP! Bilingual (Eng/Span) preferred due to the population being served. For info, call Dir. of HR at (863) 983-1423 or send an email to hgbhc13@ embarqmail.com. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsDuplex 3/2 for rent in Clewiston. Newly Remodeled Kitchen. Very Nice. Must See to Appreciate! $700.00 per month. Serious Renters only. (863)983-3785. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsClewiston 1 br. Wildwood Apt. Call: 863-983-3151. Find it faster. 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Sell it sooner in the classifieds Apartments For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lots SaleTWIN LAKES 2 Lots for sale, #31 & #32. $5,000 each or best offer. (863)233-0145 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentMONTURA 2br, 1ba, central AC, single wide MH, on 1.25 fenced acre. On Datil St. $575/mo Call Joe (305)720-3322 Mobile HomeSale5 br, 2 bath repo doublewide on 1/2 acre lot. Ready to move in. Will nance with your good credit. Located in Horseshoe Acres. 863-983-4663 Mobile HomeSaleNew Jacobson doublewide only $49,900 on your lot. We accept trade-ins and do have lots available. Call 863-983-4663 Very large bank repo doublewide 4br, 2bath like new Zone III Excellent family home to be put on your lot, Only $49,900 includes setup, a/c skirting. 863-983-4663 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com BoatsSTRIKER19’, center console, tandem axle alum trlr, ship to shore, depth nders, trolling motor, live wells, bimini top, 135 hp Yamaha. Perfect condtion, beautiful boat, ready to go! $6400 or best offer (863)763-9998 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Thursday, June 21st, 2012, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935 If a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, June 28th 2012 at 4:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Tourist Development Council 419275 CN 6/14/2012 NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at the of ces of Barron Water Control District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of: The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the District Administrator at (239) 226-2000 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. DATED this 16th day of May 2012. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 417994 CN 6/14/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:30 A.M. in the of ces of Barron Water Control District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, Florida 33935. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the District Administrator at (239) 226-2000 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. DATED this 16th day of May 2012. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 418014 CN 6/14/2012 CITY OF CLEWISTON Invitation to Bid One New Four-Wheel Drive Backhoe Combination Bid No. 2012-02 The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m., local time, June 27, 2012, at City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. At this time and place, the bids will be opened and read aloud. The bids submitted are for One New Four-Wheel Drive Backhoe Combination. All bids should be in accordance with the speci cations pertaining thereto, which may be examined at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, telephone (863) 983-1484, on the City’s web site, www.clewiston .gov, or contact Public Works Director, Sean Schef er, 1300 S. Olympia Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440 telephone (863) 983-1471 for more information. Each bid must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked Backhoe Bid. Bids may be mailed to Marilyn McCorvey, City Clerk, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, or hand delivered to the same address. No responsibility shall be attached to any of cers for the premature opening of a bid not properly addressed and identi ed. The City of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids for sixty days and to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the bid that in its judgment best serves the City. 419324 CN 6/14/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING OF DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a Meeting of the Landowners’ of DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the of ces of Barron Water Control District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing Supervisors; 2. Receiving Annual Reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the Landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the District at (239) 226-2000 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of proceeding. DATED this 16th day of May, 2012. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 417989 CN 6/7,14/2012 NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING OF COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a Meeting of the Landowners’ of COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the of ces of Barron Water Control District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing Supervisors; 2. Receiving Annual Reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the Landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the District at (239) 226-2000 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of proceeding. DATED this 16th day of May 2012. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 418013 CN 6/7,14/2012 Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays 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. 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 2431 2008 1074433-03000010290 Danny Robert Cook Lot 29, Block 1, Woodland Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417964 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. CP12 11 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF BJORN LUSTH Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Bjorn Lusth, deceased, whose date of death was February 26, 2012, le number CP12 11, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Rt 27, 500 Avenue “J”, Moore Have, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OF 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is June 14, 2012. Personal Representative Enid P. Howell 411 NE 11th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 Attorney for Personal Representative Donald B. Medalie Florida Bar No. 054021 Medalie & Medalie, P.A. 800 E. Broward Boulevard, Suite 301 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 (954)522-5303 419442 GCD 6/14,21,/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/29/2012, 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. 1994 JEEP 1J4FY19P6RP449612 419701 CN 6/14/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on June 25th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.: 2006 Dodge, VIN: 1D7HU18N96J213230 1992 Ford, VIN: 1FTHF25H9NNA37005 2001 Pontiac, VIN: 1G2WP52K71F111973 2002 Toyota, VIN: JTEGH20V020048031 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 419416 CN 6/14/2012 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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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 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 2493 2008 1074433-03000220110 Jose A. Olivera Lot 11, Block 22, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417968 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 3134 2008 2024329-670000B0222 John A. Mathis Lot 34, Block B, Sunset Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419665 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 4034 2008 4104329-06021870020 Affordable Lehigh Builders, Inc. Lot 2, Block 2187, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419659 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 4049 2008 4104329-06021910130 Affordable Lehigh Builders, Inc. Lot 13, Block 2191, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419663 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 2793 2008 1214334-010000X0050 Blondina L. Cassell Lot 9, Block X, Harlem Addition No. 3, to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419661 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 2867 2008 1214334-051000D0010 Everald Richards Lot 1, Block D, Harlem Addition No. 9, Phase Two, a subdivision in the City of Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat ther eof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 172, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419629 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 2617 2008 1144334-01000000060 Ramon & Janie Navarro Lot 6, Twin Lakes Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 91 and 92, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419628 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 2844 2008 1214334-03000070090 Lewis Allen, Jr. Lot 9, Block 7, Harlem Addition No. 7 to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 80 and 81, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419664 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 2826 2008 1214334-03000010070 Douglas E. Molloy Lot 7, Block 1, Harlem Addition No. 7, to Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded Plat Book 4, Pages 80 and 81, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419557CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 3144 2008 2024329-670000C0050 Thelma L. McLymont And Pearl Darling, Estate Lot 10, Block C, Sunset Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419558 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 3058 2008 2024329-28000000371 Thomas Miller Jr. The North 20 feet of that part of Lots 67, 68 and 69, lying South of ditch, all in Ford Park Subdivision, Section One, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419662 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 3151 2008 2024329-670000D0031 Shermiya D. Benson Lot 11, Block D, Sunset Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419563 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads 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 2469 2008 1074433-03000160110 Francisco Ramos Lot 11, Block 16, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417967 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 4064 2008 4104329-06021940030 Gladys M. Alonzo, Manuel A. Alonzo & Manuel Alonzo Lot 3, Block 2194, Port LaBelle Unit 6, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419559 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 2708 2008 1214334-010000K0100 Glenda T. Marshall & Willie M. Harris Lot 14 in Block K. Harlem Addition to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419632 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 2841 2008 1214334-03000060080 Harold M. & Mary Lee Johnson Lot 8, Block 6, Harlem Addition No. 7, to the City of Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 80, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419562 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. y 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?

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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 4070 2008 4104329-06021950040 James C. Hunnicutt and Patrice K. Hunnicutt Lot 4, Block 2195, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419627 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 3153 2008 2024329-670000D0090 The Land Doctor Investments, Inc. Lots 21 and 22, Block D, Sunset Park, LaBelle, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419630 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 2264 2008 1354432-A0002000100 Jean Marcellus The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3928, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417966 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2509 2008 1314433-A0000330000 Iris Valdez The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5965, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417969 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2260 2008 1354432-A0001890100 Gary Scott Miller The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3848, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417962 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2516 2008 1314433-A0000760000 Elvin Cruz & Carmen J. Cruz The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5950, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417970 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2311 2008 1364432-A0001100100 David H.Wan The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4727, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417961 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2309 2008 1364432-A0001020100 Ana Maria Marzan The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4691, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417958 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2256 2008 1354432-A0001790100 Edward S. & Emilie T. Palcowski The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3824, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417959 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2295 2008 1364432-A0000300100 Martha Elena Caballero And Junior Martinez The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest 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 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4847, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417957 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2189 2008 1344432-A0000690100 Jesula Tossaint and Marie R. St. Phard The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 34, 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 4255, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417960 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2236 2008 1354432-A00012001000 Gary L. Blackledge and Praxedes M. Blackledge The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4501, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417956 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 1472 2008 1144432-A0001130000 G.A.M.E. Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to a drainage canal of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3371, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417963 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2526 2008 1314433-A0001070000 Gary Scott Miller The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest 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 South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6102, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417971 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 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 2559 2008 1314433-A0002980000 Gislaine Joseph & Lue Jaques Eyssallene The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5754, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419560 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 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 2540 2008 1314433-A0001830000 Alejandro Fernandez Cabrera The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5724, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419556 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the 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 1591 2008 1154432-A0001970000 Euclidez Muniz and Juana Rosado The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known at Tract 2580, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2012 which is the 28th day of June, 2012. Dated this 16th day of May, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 417965 CN 5/24,31 & 6/7,14/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS PAVING FOUR STREETS IN PIONEER PLANTATION IN HENDRY COUNTY BID NUMBER: 2012-21 OPENING DATE AND TIME: JUNE 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for “Paving Four Streets in Pioneer Plantation in Hendry County”. 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 June 21, 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 Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (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 June 7, 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 417974 CB/CN 5/24,31;6/7,14/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE 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: 95-268DR on November 30th, 2011 in the matter of Zenoria T. McKinney, as petitioner and Shep Harris, as respondent, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the respondent, to-wit: Lot 28, Block “K”, HARLEN ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including the 1986 Fleetwood 14x52 Mobile Home, Vin No.:LFLSP1AG257011902, and Title No.: 43345287. Also known as 1011 Della Tobias Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. and on July 19th, 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 CN/CB 6/14,21,28 and 7/5/2012 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 4050 2008 4104329-06021920080 Pierre A. Reme and Felourde Reme Lot 8, Block 2192, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419666 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection Air Resource Section, South District Of ce Draft Air Construction Permit 0510015-025-AC Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation, Clewiston Facility Hendry County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation. The applicant’s responsible of cial and mailing address are: Mr. Tristan Chapman, Vice President, General Manager, Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation, Clewiston Facility, 1820 County Road 833, Clewiston, Florida 33440. Facility Location: Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation operates the existing Clewiston Facility, which is located in Hendry County at 1820 County Road 833, Clewiston, Florida 33440. Project : This project modi es the authorized fuels burned by the boilers [emission units (EU) 001, 002, 008 and 010] and the peel dryers (EU003 and EU019). The boilers and peel dryer No. 1 (EU003) are proposed to burn natural gas as the primary fuel. Peel dryer no. 2 will only burn No. 2 (with a maximum 0.1% sulfur content by weight).The boilers will also be authorized to burn fuel oil No. 2 (with a maximum 0.1% sulfur content by weight), dlimonene, cold pressed oil, and ethanol or blends of these fuels only during periods of loss of natural gas supply or during periods of natural gas curtailment. This project also increases the heat input of peel dryer no. 1 (EU003). The heat input limit of peel dryer no. 1 will increase from 99 mmBtu/hr to 110 mmBtu/hr. As a result of the fuel change for the peel dryers, the Department’s previously imposed continuous monitoring for SO2 and annual testing requirements will no longer be required for the peel dryers. The SO2 emissions as a result of this project ar e projected to decrease by 33.5 tons per year. Emissions are projected to increase for nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, particulate matter and volatile organic matter. The facility is major for prevention signi cant deterioration (PSD). A PSD applicability review indicated that this project did not trigger a PSD review. These emission units are subject to Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 60 Subpart A (General Provisions) and Subpart Dc (Standards of Performance for Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units). Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project is the Department of Environmental Protection’s Air Resource Section in the South District Of ce. The Permitting Authority’s physical address is: 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33902. The Permitting Authority’s mailing address is: P.O. Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549. The Permitting Authority’s telephone number is 239-344-5600. Project File: A complete project le is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the physical address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project le includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and information submitted by the applicant (exclusive of con dential records under Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority’s project engineer for additional information at the address and phone number listed above. In addition, electronic copies of these documents are available on the following web site: http://www.dep.state. .us/air/emission/apds/default.asp. Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice r esults in a different decision or a signi cant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of this Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of the 14-day period. If written comments received result in a signi cant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments led will be made available for public inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led with (received by) the Department’s Agency Clerk in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 (Telephone: 850/245-2241). Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be led within 14 days of publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A 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 within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority’s action is based must contain the following information: (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 petition-er; 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 rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Permitting Authority’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding. 419721 CN/CB 6/14/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS MOWING ROADWAYS AND THE SKY VALLEY M.S.B.U. IN HENDRY COUNTY BID NUMBER: 2012-22 OPENING DATE AND TIME: JULY 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Mowing Roadways and the Sky Valley M.S.B.U. in Hendry County”. 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 July 6, 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 Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on June 28, 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 CB/CGS 419392 6/14,21,28/2012 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 2880 2008 1234334-01000000101 Rigoberto Guillermo Hernandez, Maria Elena Hernandez and Amera Mortgage Corporation A parcel of land in fractional Section 23, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Section 23; thence South 58 degrees 29’06” East a distance of 67.89 feet; thence North 89 degrees 29’24” East a distance of 560.16 feet; thence South 10 degrees 42’36” East along the Westerly right-of-way line of a county road a distance of 329.92 feet to the point-of-beginning; thence continue a distance of 71.22 feet; thence North 58 degrees 29’06” West a distance of 128.53 feet; thence North 88 degrees 20’17” East a distance of 96.37 feet to the point-of-beginning. Also known as part of Lot 19, Hookers Subdivision, unrecorded. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419658 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/2/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT TN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-000651 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Whose address is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL 33680 Plaintiff, v. DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DON EUGENE ROSS JR. A/K/A DON E. ROSS N/K/A PATRICIA CRITTENDEN ROSS, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. FIRST AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HENDRY County, Florida., I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida described as: LOT 2, BLOCK G, FORT DENAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as 4065 Ft. Adams Avenue, Labelle, Florida 33935, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the second oor lobby Clerk of Courts Of ce, C.E. Hall Building, Administration Area LaBelle Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, on June 27, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DISABILITY LANGUAGE: If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. For further information please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, Phone: (239) 533-1723, Fax: (239) 485-1014, smann@ca.cjis20.org at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this May 24, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 418636 CN 6/7,14/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 22-2010-CA-000194 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC Plaintiff, vs. SHERRY CHANDLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHERRY CHANDLER; JOHN DOE AND; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 5-16-2012, and entered in Case No. 22-2010-CA-000194, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida. AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is Plaintiff and SHERRY CHANDLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHERRY CHANDLER; JOHN DOE AND; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 500 AVENUE J, MOORE HAVEN IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 21st day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 28, INDIAN HILLS SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the ]is pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of May, 2012. JOE FLINT As Clerk of said Court BY: /S/ Julie Braddoc k As Deputy Cler k This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 500 Avenue J, Rm. 102, Moore Haven, FL 33471, Phone No. (941) 335-2299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); i f you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 418698 GCD 6/7,14/2012 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012_ at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 418774 CN 6/14,21/2012 NOTICE FOR BIDS Barron Water Control District will accept sealed bid proposals up to 10:00 A.M., Monday, June 18, 2012, for the sale of a 2005 Ford F-150 super-cab truck with a minimum bid price of $4,000.00. Anyone interested in seeing the truck or getting speci cations may contact the District of ce at 863-675-0346 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Monday Friday. SEALED bids will be received at the District of ce, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, or by mail to P.O. Box 1606, LaBelle, Florida, 33975. 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 Barron Water Control District 419109 CGS/CB 6/7,14/2012 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until June 15, 2012 for Bid #Q12-0008, Food Service Small Wares/Equipment, Speci cations will be available at the board’s nance of ce at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674 4100 to have the specs faxed or mailed. Hendry County School Board Sally Berg, Chairman 419323 CN 6/14/2012 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it?

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 62011CA000846CAXXXX SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL F. KNOTEK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL F. KNOTEK; and JOHN DOE(S) AND JANE DOE(S) A S UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May3 I 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 262011CA000846CA XXXX of the Circuit Court of the T wentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein MICHAEL F. KNOTEK, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL F. KNOTEK, and JOHN DOE(S) AND JANE DOE(S) A S UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, et al, are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Street, 2nd Floor Lobby, LaBelle, Florida; (Telephone 863-675-5204), Circuit Civil Division; Hendry County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on th 27th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lots 22 and 23, GOODNOS SUBDIVISION of Block 89 of the Town of LaBelle, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 67, Public Records of Lee County, Florida, lying and being in, Hendry County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST OR RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH T HE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER T HAN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, Y OU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO A NY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER SIXT Y (60) DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED this 4th day of June, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk A ttorney for Plaintiff: A ndrew A. Pineiro, Esq. Pineiro Byrd PLLC 4600 Military Trail, Suite 212 Jupiter, FL 33458 (561) 799-9280 (telephone) (561) 799-9287 (facsimile) NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES In accordance with the ADA, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, 1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, 239-533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is Tess than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 419247 CN 6/14,21/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2008-CA-17 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vsLuis M. Calvo and Nicoleta F. Calvo, His Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devises, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated May 7, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-17 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Luis M. Calvo and Nicoleta F. Calvo, His Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MOOREHAVEN, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M., June 28, 2012, the following property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 19, BLOCK 1, MOORE HAVEN RIVER GARDENS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREFO RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 130, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at MOORE HAVEN, Florida, this 29th day of May, 2012. /S/ Julie Braddock JOE FLINT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Glades County, Florida ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 419251 CN 6/14,21/2012 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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. Storm Performance Boats Grand Opening planned for Saturday, June 16By Patty BrantSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Lake Okeechobee, the Caloosahatchee River shing and boating have been a natural part of this area for longer than anyone can remember. In fact, it's a big draw for shermen from all over. So, it's a natural place for Storm High Performance Boats to nd a home. Owners Steve Ellyson and Sander Entus have done just that. Local shermen know about Storm boats custom bass and bay boats now manufactured right here in Moore Haven. The company began in 1978 and moved to Fort Myers several years ago, That's where Mr. Ellyson said he really got involved in the business. He and Mr. Entus, both Storm boat "groupies," spent lots of their free time just hanging around the operation, soaking it all in. When they got a chance, they bought the business and moved it to Moore Haven. Mr. Ellyson brings to the operation some 14 years experience in custom berglass work and admits to being great at troubleshooting wiring problems. The company employs three full time veteran boat manufacturing workers and will be looking for two part timers to do berglass work and general boat rigging. In addition to manufacturing custom boats, Storm also provides repairs on all makes and models of boats and has an awesome retail store packed with boating accessories like trailers, power poles, upholstery, custom lighting even apparel and tackle. By the way, they will also customize aluminum boats. Mr. Ellyson said their two-year goal is to expand the operation to include 22-24' bay boats, 18-18.5' bass and ats boats and airboats. He is proud that Storm provides handbuilt boats, one at a time, for each individual customer. They can modify the standard layout in any number of ways, all from scratch using raw materials. Storm is also working with a group to manufacture custom boats for veterans and other shermen who need wheelchairs, who have prosthtetics or other special requirements. Boating is a way of life among the shing population around Lake Okeechobee, Mr. Ellyson commented. He said Storm Boats has a reputation among the locals and that's where he wants to be "back with the core boat owners." He also said Storm is planning to sponsor four tournaments per year: two open tournaments; one for Storm owners and their guests and a kids tournament. This Saturday, June 16, from 4-8 p.m., Storm High Performance Boats will have a grand opening with information, raf es and lots more. The facility is located at 213 Florida Ave. in Moore Haven, at the foot o f the bridge, two blocks directly behind the new re station. However you want your boat "from mild to wild" Storm Boats is aiming to get you into your custom boat and out on the water. High performance boats built in Moore Haven By Charles MurphySpecial to the Glades County Democrat The Glades County Commission voted Tuesday (3-2) to deny a large scale comprehensive plan amendment for the residential section of a controversial race track community Tuesday. Chairman Butch Jones and Commissioners Bob Giesler and Donna Storter Long rejected a motion to approve made by Commissioner Russell Echols and seconded by Commissioner Paul Beck. The Southwest Florida Nature Conservancy spoke against the housing project proposed by the Southland Group for near Port Labelle. Seventy-four acres of agriculture land would be changed into residential use and possibly the Port Labelle Driving Club. The rst step would have been approval of a large scale comprehensive plan amendment for the residential portion of the project. Noise, traf c congestion and traf c hazards were among the concerns raised by residents who live near the proposed development site. Resident Jack Zorn complained about the density of the project which would allow 518 residences. He complained the county lacked water, sewer and police services to handle this project. "You don't have the environmental and other facts," he said. "It is not compatible with the surrounding neighborhoods." Elaine Young said the project is near a Florida Panther habitat and would disrupt the endangered species. Merlin Bryner said a project like this would be detrimental to a residential area and might even hurt the real estate market. He supported single family homes but not high density housing. Commission Chairman Butch Jones said he wasn't opposed to the idea of this project just the location. He said it would be a perfect project for a rural location like Route 74 west of Palmdale. Planning Director Larry Hilton said the project would allow four units per acre. He said this is not the rezoning stage where the factors involved in the driving club should be discussed. "It is compatible with the neighborhood," he said. "It is residential next to agriculture right now. How would these neighbors feel if they lived next to a hog farm?" Commissioner Donna Storter Long asked to postpone the proposal until more study is done on the traf c and environmental impacts. She said 518 new homes would impact Glades County Schools. The applicants said they planned to meet with concerned residents. They hired a sound expert to try and nd ways to buffer the sound that might be created from the race track project. The rejection puts the project back at square one. Mr. Zorn said he would not predict whether another proposal is presented on this project. In other business, the Commission honored several long time employees for many years of service. The list included Cassie Cohens, 30 years, Eddie Perkins 25 years, David Longwell 25 years, Teresa Summeralls 18 years, Cedrick Tulloch 18 years, Lisa Watson 18 years, Robert Jones 17 years, Timothy Jones 17 years, John Biggs 16 years, Angela Colegrove 16 years, Michelle Lanier 15 years, Melvin Cohens 14 years, Philip Martin 13 years, Peggy Higginbotham 13 years, Rick Brown 12 years, Mary Ann Dotson 11 years, and Steven Arthur 11 years. The commission voted to lift the burn ban in the county as the recent rains have greatly reduced the drought index in the area. Commissioner Long asked to reprimand County Manager Wendell Taylor for cursing an employee. There was no action taken by the Commission. Commissioner Jones stated a probe by a labor attorney found that Mr. Taylor did not violate any laws or county policy. The proposed County budget will not include any pay increase for employees for the third consecutive year. County commission denies comp plan amendment Amateur Radio Emergency drills every ThursdayThe Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) for Glades County under the support and control of the Glades County Emergency Management EOC. The ARES-RACES Network was established to provide emergency communications during civil emergencies such as oods, hurricanes, tornadoes or any other civil emergency. All licensed Amateur Radio Operators in or near the Glades County area are invited and encouraged to participate in the ARES-RACES Net test drills held every Thursday evening at 8 p.m. on the twometer frequency of 147.300 Hz on the Glades County Repeater W4TEJ 147.300 + 600 PL 100.00 HZ. Interested parties please contact Angela Snow Colegrove at the Emergency Management Operations Center 863-946-6020 or Austin Moorhouse at 683-946-0697.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR ADOPTION OF LARGE SCALE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTThe Hendry County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt the following by ordinance. Public hearing on the ordinance will be held by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners on June 26, 2012, 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to consider adoption of the Western Oxbow amendment to the Future Land Use Element and Map of the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. ORDINANCE 2012-______ AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, AS AMENDED, BY CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP, MORE SPECIFICALLY BY CHANGING APPROXIMATELY 146+/ACRES OF LAND DESIGNATED AS RESIDENTIAL/SPECIAL DENSITY AND USE TO A NEW MIXED USE DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS THE WESTERN OXBOW MIXED USE DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; SEVERABILITY; CODIFICATION; SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners of“ce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to these documents should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (scatala@hendry”a.net), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863-674-4194). Tristan Chapman, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 Crossword Puzzle “I can only imagine their grief and emotion surrounding all of this. It is a shocking turn of events that reminds us all just how precious every single day is.” “To say that the nal day weigh-in Friday was a somber experience would be a tremendous understatement, as all anglers and families there w ere impacted by the loss. TBF staff on site told me there was not a dry eye anywhere at the w eigh-in as one after another every single state federation President in the southern division, every single angler, and even the angler who won the Ranger Cup bonus money; everyone who came up on stage pledged to donate their entire prize check, every single dollar, to Lorenzo’s family’s needs. That is what our federation is about. We also want to thank all the emergency response personal, the TBF staff on site and all the state presidents and community volunteers who were pitching in to help our anglers during a time of crisis. I am honored to know these people and to call them friends. This exempli es what it means to be a member of the federation “family” and it makes me very proud.” The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is the oldest and largest grassroots shing organization in America. TBF is owned by those it serves and is dedicated to the sport of shing. TBF annually conducts over 20,000 shing, youth, and conservation events and has provided the foundation for the bass shing industry for over 40 years. Some information for this story was provided by a press release from The Bass Federation Inc. LIGHTNINGContinued  7

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 14, 2012 By Anne L. CoffeyGlades County Historical Society “Preserve one building and you preserve one building. Preserve the setting and the larger environment and you keep open a thousand doors and opportunities for a better life for the entire community.” This quote w as taken from Grandy Clay’s “Townscape and Landscape: The Coming Battleground,” Historic Preservation, January-March, 1973. In 1994 a group of concerned citizens in Moore Haven met to discuss ways and means to help preserve 80 buildings found to be eligible for historic preservation in Moore Haven. Out of this meeting came the Glades County Historical Society, formed to preserve as many of the buildings and personal histories connected within them. Luck was with them though a few were dubious, because very soon after this non-pro t society held their rst meeting, a former resident donated a six-room house to them. This weathered, rundown dwelling was constructed around 1920 by Pieter Westergaard, Glades County’s rst pharmacist. Little is known of the Westergaard family although a few newspaper articles mentioned that they had entertained friends at their home. Their home, well-built of Florida pine clad in cedar shakes was quite luxurious compared to other homes in the tiny, slowly-developing town of Moore Haven. Bungalow-styled homes became popular at the beginning of the 20th century. They allowed people of modest means to have a home, designed with simplicity and style. They were constructed of natural materials with open oor plans. Their affordability and easy construction made them attractive all over America. Yards were usually small with garden areas. The new GCHS, however, didn’t quite know what to do with their rst gift because it obviously wasn’t going to be affordable in any way and needed thousands of dollars worth of restoration. The dilemma was solved when Mikki Hartig, administrator and coordinator of the earlier historical survey paid for by the City of Moore Haven and the Florida Department of State and Division of Historical Resources, suggested that the GCHS write a grant request for funding. Information in that request included the character of the buildings, the amount and nature of the city’s older buildings, structures and districts within the city limits. There were a few pre-1945 residences, and fewer commercial buildings. Many Bungalow–style houses were constructed between 1916 and 1926. Ranch style and 1960 buildings were also noted as having historical signi cance. Three grants were submitted and two were approved. The building is now restored on the outside and has been remodeled on the inside. It has become an asset to the community and is used regularly by non-pro t groups at no charge for meetings, and to citizens for get-togethers such as showers, birthdays and other family celebrations for a mere $25. Plans are under way to write a grant to complete the interior and to open a gift and souvenir shop that will help with the building’s maintenance expenses. For a tour or to reserve the Pieter Westergaard House, phone 863-801-5199 or 863-946-2060. We may seem to ght progress here in peaceful Glades County but we do have a website. For more about buildings of historic interst in the Lake Okeechobee area, see the June edition of “Going Out” which is distributed with the Glades County Democrat. Moore Haven, a community of 1200 folks, preserves history Special to the Glades County DemocratThe Westergaard House is used by local non-pro t groups and is available for local residents to rent for special occasions. Special to the Glades County DemocratThe Moore Haven Hotel is one of Moore Haven's historic building. For more on this and other local historic sites, see the June edition of "Going Out." listed some of his accomplishments including reducing taxes. “We’re headed in the right direction,” the governor said, “but there is still a lot of work to be done.” Businessman Joseph Scott, who is inv olved in Glades County tourism, noted that state sponsored television ads promoting tourism showed white sandy beaches and did not mention rural areas. “This is your money,” the governor responded. “They can’t just spend it on beaches.” He promised to set up a conference call between state tourism of cials and people involved in Glades County tourism. Glades County Commissioner Paul Beck stated the county is losing jobs. “We need to create businesses other businesses will support,” he said. Mark Morton, general manager of American Gateway, gave a lengthy presentation on his organization’s proposed logistics center in Glades County. “The best business climate in the state of Florida is in Glades County,” he said. The proposed logistics center would make use of the ideal location of Glades County. The county is served by a rail system and highways that put 80 million consumers and several seaports and airports within two hours of Glades County. Plans call for a 4,700 acre integrated logistics center with the ability to store and stage outbound and inbound cargo. One of the goals of the logistics center would be to ll ships that would otherwise return to South American ports empty after delivering their cargos to south Florida seaports. “You have an unbelievable opportunity,” the governor said of the proposed logistics center. Tracy Whirls, of the Glades County Economic Development Council, suggested an enterprise zone task force that would make the enterprise zone concept more responsive to rural areas of Florida. She also suggested a dedicated funding stream for economic development for rural areas. Mike Presley, chairman of the Glades County School Board, complained of old school buildings. “We need a new revenue source,” he said. “We painted ourselves into a corner by not being able to fund our own schools.” The governor admitted that some state money had been misspent. “We’ve spent a lot of money in the last few years we haven’t gotten a return on,” he said. SCOTTContinued From Page 1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2012 PERFORMING A RTS Blackbeard the PirateFORT PIERCE—The Sunrise Theatre and Missoula Children’s Theatre will present “Blackbeard the Pirate” on June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Sunrise Theatre, 117 South Second Street Fort Pierce. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775. J a z z J a m s Jazz JamsFORT PIERCE—The beautifully restored, 1,200seat Sunrise Theatre, located in historic downtown Fort Pierce at 117 South Second Street, presents national touring musical and comedy acts, Broadway shows, ballet and opera companies with full orchestras. Also located within the theatre complex is the 220-seat Black Box Theatre, a state-of-the-art venue o ering a variety of national, regional and local programming. The Black Box is home to the Ft. Pierce Jazz and Blues Society’s Jazz Jams every Tuesday night. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775.The Brand New KidWEST PALM BEACH—The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach will present “The Brand New Kid,” adapted by Michael Friedman and Melanie Marnich from the children’s book by Katie Couric, June 19-22. The play is a kids’ musical about being di erent and overcoming teasing through the power of acceptance and friendship. Lazlo S. Gasky has just moved to the United States to start his rst day of second grade – where he nds himself the target of the other kids’ teasing. But when popular Ellie McSnelly decides to take a chance on him, all the kids learn that our di erences are what make us great. For more information, call the box o ce at 561-832-7469 or 800572-8471.Divorce Party, the MusicalWEST PALM BEACh—The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach will present “Divorce Party, the Musical” July 10-Aug. 19. Still reeling from her divorce, Linda is rescued by her three friends who h ave come to turn her despair into a weekend of hilarity. Using popular songs with clever new lyrics, the ladies sing and dance their way through the wildest divorce party ever. From the producer who brought you the o Broadway hit Menopause the Musical, it’s the ultimate Girls’ Night Out, coupled with a healthy dose of comic mayhem and a touch of “naughty.” For more information, call the box o ce at 561-8327469 or 800-572-8471.ShowtuneBOCA RATON—Florida Atlantic University’s University Theatre will present “Showtune,” June 22-July 21. Showtune is a popular O -Broadway musical revue celebrating the words and music of Broadway composer Jerry Herman. Songs featured in Showtune come from the Herman Broadway musicals: Milk and Honey (1961), Hello, Dolly! (1964), Mame (1966), Dear World (1969), Mack & Mabel (1974), The Grand Tour (1979), A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (1980) and La Cage aux Folles (1983). For more information, call 1-800-564-9539.Salute to the Spirit of AmericaBOCA RATON—The Carole & Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium at Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road in Boca Raton, will host the Klezmer Company Orestra’s Salute to the Spirit of America, on June 24 at 3 p.m. Maestro Aaron Kula conducts the 60-piece KCO in a concert of beloved American classics including music from Copland’s popular ballet “Rodeo,” Bernstein’s “A Musical Toast”; and Tchaikovsky’s rousing “1812 Overture.” Guest vocalist Daniel Cochran will sing Copland’s “Old American Songs” and “Singin’ in the Rain” from the original lm score. This year marks the seventh KCO Spirit of America concert celebrating FAU Libraries’ Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spiri t of America Collection. For more information, call 800-564-9539. Gulf Coast SymphonyFORT MYERS—The Gulf Coast Symphon y Youth Concert Series will present “Happy Birthday America” on June 24. The event opens at 1 p.m. The concert starts at 2 p.m., at the Barbara Mann Performing Arts Hall at Edison State College, 13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919. For more information, call 800-440-7469 or 239-481-4849.Love’s Labour’s Lost BOCA RATON—Florida Atlantic University’s University Theatre will present “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” June 29-July 21. William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost is considered his most intelligent and elevated comedy. In this upbeat and funny story, four young men resolve to give up wine, women and song. With the arrival of a princess from Paris and her entourage in Key West, however, each o f the young men’s resolve is tested. While each tries to hide their infatuations from each other, in the end their trysts are too hard to keep quiet. The pla y ends as they are all revealed and join in a gigantic celebration and dance. For more information, call 1-800-564-9539. Plays, concerts, dancing and more ... Clewiston Museum has Historical Eco ToursCLEWISTON—The Clewiston Museum o ers a Historical Eco-Tour. The trip starts with a morning at South Florida Water Management District’s fabulous “Stormwater Treatment Area 5,” a popular birding destination in Florida. The wonderful morning of birding is followed by a relaxing lunch at the scenic, Roland Martin Marina in Clewiston. After lunch, the tour will travel on top of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s “Herbert Hoover Dike” for eight miles. Along the way, the tour guide will give an historical interpretation of Lake Okeechobee. The trip ends with a visit to the Clewiston Museum, which provides great exhibits on the area’s history. For information, call 863-983-2870 or clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.com.IRSC Art Gallery openFORT PIERCE—Indian River State College’s Art Gallery, L Building, Room 117, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery promotes understanding the Visual Arts through a diverse schedule and workshops by professional artists. This allows students to gain practical experience from those contemporary artists who are successful in their profession. The Gallery seeks to showcase a breadth of artworks from student work to the most innovative artists working in today’s environment. Currently each year IRSC’s gallery has four professional shows, one national level competitive show, two student shows and a very popular all IRSC faculty show. For more information, call the gallery manager at 772-462-7824.Day of the Cowboy celebratedOKEECHOBEE—Okeechobee Main Street is currently seeking sponsorships and vendors for the National Day of the American Cowboy. This festival will held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center on July 27 and 28 in conjunction with the Cattlemen’s Association Ranch Rodeo. Please call 863-3576246 for more information.Redeem The Shadows fundraiserSTUART—Put your party shoes on and get ready to dance for a great cause! On Friday, June 15, Fred Astaire Dance Studio is hosting a grand opening party and fundraiser to bene t Redeem The Shadows, a local nonpro t dedicated to ending human tra cking in the United States. Festivities include a beginners dance class followed by a professional show, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres provided by Pei Wei and Kazu Japanese Restaurant, and wine. Join the fun at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 2147 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, Fla. from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $15 per person to be paid at the door. Call the studio at 772-678-7368 or Rachol at 772-285-9923 for more information. Artists for a Cause eventSTUART—Terry Barber, Executive Director of Artists for a Cause, has announced a four-part fundraising series called “Party Like A Rockstar” which will be held at the StarStruck Performing Arts Center, 2101 S. Kanner Highway, in Stuart. The premiere event of the series, on Saturday, July 14, is Beatles night featuring McCartney Mania, a Beatles cover band. For additional information call 772-419-8778 Area special events and celebrations planned ...

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As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m. See the Player’s Club for promotion details.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405, slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, high-stakes bingo seats, a full service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern airconditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big-city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road (SR 721) in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-4679998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com. Win a Winnebago at Seminole Casino Brighton on June 30 By Anne CoffeyMOORE HAVEN—The old Moore Haven Hotel, built in 1916, overlooking the Three Mile Canal, now known as the Caloosahatchee River at Ave. K and Riverside Drive, has always been known as one of the most signi cant buildings in Moore Haven’s history. One of the town’s founders, James Moore, commissioned it hiring Frederick Gram’s business partner, Marion F. George as the general contractor. The original design was quite elaborate but no one knows whether economic conditions or a desire to stay within the somewhat established vernacular conv inced them to keep it simple. The spacious building constructed of all wood took up one city block. It consisted of a central block covered by a front gable roof, anked by two wings w ith low-pitched roofs. It was built as a wide, two-story frame structure with horizontal wood siding and imposing twin stunted turrets. Traveling by packet boat and steamers, scores of travelers returned many times to view the meandering river and enjoy the hospitality of three separate owners, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Edwards, Mrs. Katie King and her daughter, Mrs. Albertina Stroup. In 1919 it was sold to South Florida Farms and next leased to Mrs. M.I. Brassell and her daughter, Mrs. Olin Dayton, until 1919 when it was bought be J.R. Randle, owner of the posh Leon Hotel in Tallahassee. A 27-room annex was built onto the hotel and the newspaper, Jacksonville Times Union reported that it had 24 rooms with private baths. Historic photos show much damage to the building after the 1926 hurricane. Older local folks swear that the building moved 15 ft. from its original location during this tragic event. The two turrets that served as markers for the hotel collapsed in 1938 during a party and were never replaced. Although the hotel has been altered too many times and is now 40 ft. shorter than it started, it remains an imposing structure. The interior has been beautifully remodeled and the second oor has four comfortable apartments. On the exterior the full-width front porch remains, with a modern swimming pool and an elegant fountain graces the front lawn. Hotel important to Glades County history

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Florida’s south central areas such as Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry and western Palm Beach counties played an important role in Florida’s pioneer past. Many of these old buildings are still in use. For those interested in local history, there is plenty to see.Okeechobee County• Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 Northwest 2nd Street, Okeechobee, w as constructed in 1926. This Mediterranean-Revival style Courthouse now holds county o ces. It was designed by architect George Gaynor Hyde of Miami. Due to the collapse of the Florida Land Boom during its construction, a central dome that was originally planned was never built. After the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane, its hallways were used as a temporary morgue. In 1989, the Okeechobee County Courthouse was listed in A Guide to Florida’s Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press. • Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E. 3rd A ve., was built in 1926 at the height of the Florida Real Estate boom. It continues to house Okeechobee City o ces. • The Freedman-Raulerson House, 600 S. Parrott Avenue (photo below) is a two-story, eight-room house built in 1923 as a family home by Abraham and Maud Freedman. It was later owned by the Raulerson family. This mission/ Spanish rev ival building was added to the National Historic Register in 1985. • The Battle of Okeechobee Battle eld site, four miles southwest of Okeechobee on U.S. 441 is being developed as part of the Florida Parks System. Currently, the battle eld is only open to the public during the annual Battle of Okeechobee ReEnactment, which is held every February. The battle eld was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. • Okeechobee Livestock Market, (photo below) 1055 Hwy. 98 N., was built in 1937. As Florida’s largest livestock market, it re ects the importance of the cattle industry to the region.Glades County• The Red Barn, (photo above) three miles west of County Road 721 on County Road 721 A. The Red Barn was built 1941 with help from the Civilian Conservation Corps to serve the Seminole cattle business. It has a dirt oor and rests on a concrete block foundation. Its roof was replaced in 2005 as a result of a hurricane. In 2008 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. • The Westergaard House, 270 Avenue L, Moore Haven (photo at right), was the home of Glades County’s rst pharmacist, Pieter Westergaard. It has been preserved by the Glades County Historical Society. • The Glades County Court House, 500 Avenue J. in Moore Haven, was built in 1938 in the classical revival style. It was designed by Georgia-born American architect Edward Columbus Hosford, who is noted for the courthouses and other buildings that he designed in Florida, Georgia and Texas. In 1989, the Glades County Courthouse was listed in, A Guide to Florida’s Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press. • The Donnie Lundy Hardware Store is part of the historic downtown business district. • The old Moore Haven Hotel, (photo above) overlooking the Caloosahatchee River, was built in 1916. James A. Moore who founded the town of Moore Haven that same year, was a prominent hotel owner. • Ortona Indian Mound Park, 1800 Chiaha Road S.W. in Ortona, contains prehistoric Indian canals and the remnants of historic Indian mounds. The area was once called Chiaha, which means “high ground.”Hendry County• The Caldwell Home, also known as the Myer General Store, 160 Curry St. in LaBelle, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. • The Forrey Building and Annex, (photo at right) 280 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. A downtown historic marker explains: “In 1895, prominent landowner and cattleman Captain Francis A. Hendry (1833-1917) platted a townsite at LaBelle, which was rst settled as a center for cattle and citrus industries. A post o ce, general store, school, and a church were eventually built, and LaBelle became the rst town and commercial center in what became Hendry County. Although Hendry is credited with settling LaBelle, E.E. Goodno (1858-1936), who purchased Hendry’s former land holdings in 1903 and nanced many of the town’s rst improvements, is recognized as the “Father of LaBelle.” LaBelle’s historic business district extends along and near Bridge Street from the Caloosahatchee River south to Hickpochee Avenue. At one time, both sides of the street were lined with commercial establishments, some of which featured living accommodations on the second oor. Sadly, many early downtown buildings were destroyed in a 1928 re, but some have surviv ed, including the Poole Store (1911), First Bank of LaBelle (1925), the Royal Poinciana/Newcomb Bakery (19111912 – one of the buildings constructed for both commercial and residential use). The Downtown LaBelle Historic District is listed on the National Registe r of Historic Places.” • The Hendry County Courthouse, a t the junction of Bridge Street and Hickpochee Avenue in LaBelle, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. The courthouse was built in 1926. It was designed in the Mediterranean Revival-Mission Revival styles b y architect Edward Columbus Hosford. Historic places are plentiful in Lake Okeechobee area 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2012 See HISTORY — Page 5

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• The Captain Francis A. Hendry House, (photo above) 512 Fraser St. in LaBelle, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. Built in 1914 by Captain Hendry, who platted LaBelle in 1895 and for whom Hendry County is named, it is an excellent and wonderfully preserved piece of old Florida history and architecture of its period. • The Historic Fort Denaud Bridge, (photo above by Waddy Thompson) SR 78 and Fort Denaud Road near LaBelle, is one of the few remaining swing bridges in Florida. The existing bridge, moved to its current location in 1963, replaced a bridge that had been condemned and removed in the early 1960s. It is named for Pierre Denaud, a French Canadian trapper who trapped, hunted and traded in the area during the 1830s. • The Clewiston Inn, 108 Royal Palm A venue (U.S. 27) in Clewiston, (photo above) was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. The Inn w as constructed in 1938. It was built in the Colonial-Revival style. The Inn is also famous for the Everglades Lounge w ith its unique wrap-around original mural completed in 1945, showcasing the unique ecology of the Everglades. • The Dixie Crystal Theatre, also known as the Clewiston Theater, (photo at right) 100 E. Sugarland Highway in Clewiston, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. The building is an example of the Art Deco architectural style that was popular in the 1930s. • The Captain E. Deane Du House, 151 W. Del Monte Avenue in Clewiston, (photo above) was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. • The Executive House, 125 W. Del Monte Avenue in Clewiston (photo above) was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. • The Scharnberg House, 325 Del Monte Avenue in Clewiston, (photo above) was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. • Clewiston Historic Schools, (photo at right) 325 E. Circle Drive and 4765 E. Osceola Avenue in Clewiston, were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.Western Palm Beach County • Big Mound City, a prehistoric burial mound, in Canal Point was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. • Pahokee High School, 360 Main Street, Pahokee, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. • Pahokee Women’s Club, S. Lake Drive in Pahokee, was built around 1939. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1200 E. Main Street in Pahokee, (photo above) was built in 1933 as a mission church of St. Ann’s in West Palm Beach. The church contains 100-year-old pews and stained glass donated from St. Ann’s during the depression. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. • The Hurricane Memorial in front o f the Belle Glade Library, 530 South Main Street in Belle Glade (photo above), was sculpted by Ferenc Varga in memory o f the nearly 2,000 people who lost thei r lives in the Sept, 16, 1928 hurricane, when the dike on the souther end o f Lake Okeechobee g ave way. The inscription on the base reads: “Belle Glade 1928 This statue is to honor the early Glades pioneers and the more than two thousand persons who lost their lives in the disasterous 1928 Hurricane.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2012 HISTORYContinued From Page 4

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A series of murals in downtown Okeechobee celebrate art as well as local history.The rst historic mural in Okeechobee was spearheaded by the Okeechobee Historical Society and was painted on the north side of what is now the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Gymnasium. This mural was created in 1996 on the centennial anniversary of the rst permanent settlers in what is now Okeechobee, Florida. The mural, painted by John Gutcher. depicts the arrival in 1896 of the Peter and Louisiana Chandler Raulerson family from the Basinger area. The center cameo of the mural shows their log house built three years later. Also depicted is a typical Seminole village of the time including pictures of the eight Seminole clan symbols: toad, snake, otter, bear, deer, panther, bird, and wind. Following the success and popularity of this historic mural project, another Okeechobee community organization, Okeechobee Main Street, decided to sponsor more murals in the Okeechobee area. In 2006, Okeechobee Main Street organized their rst mural project which depicts a cattle drive from 1937. This mural is on the Williams Building, which currently houses the Sprint store, 204 N. Parrott Avenue (U.S. 441 N) in Okeechobee. Before work started on the mural, OKMS hosted an art contest and invited y oung artists to compete for a chance to help paint the mural, supervised by professional artists. These young people also served as the models for the crowd of y oungsters who are shown in the mural. The mural depicts young Haynes Williams riding his pony on the cattle drive through the town of Okeechobee. Nine y ear old Haynes was allowed to accompany his father, Zibe King Williams, and grandfather, Fitz Williams, on a three w eek long trip starting from Highlands County, passing through Okeechobee and ending at Allapattah Flats (now Palm City). The mural is a collage of images showing this memorable trip. A storm lights up the sky to reveal a representation of the City of Okeechobee. The cattle appear to jump out of the storm. The large lasso draws the viewer’s attention to the gures standing in front of a movie theater. This theater was in the center of downtown and spectators could emerge from the theater and watch the cattle drive. These faces represent the young artists and their art director, who all painted the mural. These artists painted more than a building, they painted history and in doing so became history themselves as the artists who painted the rst Okeechobee Main Street Mural. Peek around the east corner of the mural and you will see Fitz Williams, smoking his favorite pipe, and looking over the cattle on his land, 101 Ranch. The mural was sponsored by Haynes & Susan Williams. Bridgette Waldau designed the mural and was art director for the project. Artists were Bridgette Waldau, Fawn McNeil Barr, Maureen Burroughs, T.J. Condon and Jillian Warren. Junior artists included Lindsay Crum, Rocky Huddleston, Taneisha Mitchell, Rachel Muros, Brianna Skye Nunez, Jack Radebaugh, Hannah Sadler, Donny Sheldon, Nick Valcaniant, & Gabrielle Velie. In 2007, the second mural in the OKMS project was completed, honoring the arrival of the railroad. The Florida East Coast Railway was completed and the rst train arrived in Okeechobee in 1915. With the completion of the ice plant in 1918, shipment of perishable goods to the northern markets was now possible and Okeechobee ourished. The major products were cat sh from Lake Okeechobee, turpentine and timber from the pine woods, and fresh produce including citrus. In addition, cattle could now be marketed to distant points with ease and were loaded from holding pens just west of town. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2012 Okeechobee County murals honor area history Courtesy photoThis historical mural was sponsored by Okeechobee Historical Society and major contributors Barnett Bank of Lake Okeechobee, Big Lake National Bank, Florida Power and Light Corporation, Okeechobee County School Board, Seminole Tribe of Florida, SunTrust Bank of Okeechobee. A young Haynes Williams is shown riding his pony in the cattle drive mural on the Sprint store on Parrott Avenue in Okeechobee. The young artists who helped paint the mural were the subjects for the portion of the mural depicting a group of children. See MURALS — Page 7

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2012 This mural in downtown Okeechobee celebrates the arrival of the railway in 1915. The mural is located on the S.W. corner of SE Park Street. and S. Parrott Avenue in Okeechobee. Katy Scott was the artist. In 2008, OKMS hosted a third mural project, this time honoring Okeechobee’s rst telephone company. Shown in the mural are the rst telephone installer T.A. Sizemore and the rst telephone operator, Byrd Sizemore. The mural was created by Matt Budjinski. The mural can be found at 115 S. Parrott Avenue in Okeechobee. OKMS latest mural project is planned to be unveiled this month. Old bank building mural dedication is planned for June 21 at 5:30 p.m. The bank building will feature a series of murals on the areas where the building’s windows and doors should be. Viewers will h ave the impression of looking through the windows or glass doors to see the history inside. Originally constructed in 1923, the Bank Building has sat vacant for many years on the north side of State Road 70, with worn plywood covering it’s once shining glass windows. On June 21, the old Bank Building will shine again. With murals in each window and door, the building will again look alive and vibrant as images from 1930 through the 1950s can be seen from across the street and down the road. The dedication will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at approximately 6:30 p.m. while guests and visitors are treated with remembrances from the past. Gil and Marie Culbreth are the project sponsors. The artist is Joseph Steiert. MURALSContinued From Page 6 This mural honors Okeechobee’s rst telephone company. Conch Stomp BandCome listen to the Conch Stomp Band play a variety of bluegrass songs at the John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach, on July 8 from 2 to4 p.m. The concert is free with park admission. For more information, call 561-624-6950.Untold Riches BluegrassJohn D. MacArthur Beach State Park, located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach, will host Nathan Rich and Untold Riches Bluegrass at the park’s amphitheater on July 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. The concert is free with park admission. For more information, call 561-624-6950.A Photographer’s ViewLearn about perspectives on photography through the eyes of locally renowned artists Bruce Bain and Durga Garcia in a special photography class at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program costs $25 and includes park entry, class instruction, a guided tour and refreshments. The park is on U.S. 1. From I95take Exit 96 and go east on Bridge Road to US 1. Turn right (south) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 3 miles on your right. To register for the class, or for more information, call 561-745-5551.4th of July Firecracker 5KHighlands Hammock State Park will host the 18th annual 4th of July Firecracker 5K race on Wednesday, July 4, at 7:30 a.m. Plaques will be awarded for overall, master and grand master male and female winners. There will be age group awards in 5 year age divisions, technical T shirts and ice-cold watermelon for runners. Shirts guaranteed only to the rst 200 entrants. Highlands Hammock State Park is located o US 27 on SR 634 (also known as Hammock Road), four miles west of Sebring. For information, call 863-385-4736 or email cbrojek@comcast.net. State parks plan special events Around the corner from the mural depicting a cattle drive through downtown Okeechobee, visitors can nd a ranch scene with Fitz Williams, smoking his favorite pipe, and looking overseeing the cattle on his land, 101 Ranch.

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Communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee are rich in the area’s pioneer history. This is evident in the many museums and historic buildings. In some cases, the museums are historic buildings.LaBelle Heritage Museum’s new location, 360 N. Bridge Street, is itself a LaBelle historical treasure, the old Poole Store, built in 1911. The museum focuses attention on the people and the times that built LaBelle. One of the museum’s prize artifacts is the historic Warren Steam Engine from the commuter boat Navette, once owned by J.P. Morgan and eventually sunk from disrepair into an old section of the Caloosahatchee River. Also on the rst oor, take in the fossil and nature area, featuring ancient bones, many of which were discovered in the LaBelle area. Partway encircling the fossil room, local artist Meredith Marcum is gradually completing a mural depicting scenes from a prehistoric LaBelle. An ADA ramp makes it easy for anyone to move from the parking lot into the building and plans are being made to put in an elevator to the second oor. Upstairs, the visitor will soon be able to enjoy traveling history exhibits as well as do research on local history using historical documents and old newspapers such as the Caloohathee Current and the Henry County News. An activity room for kids will help ensure that the importance of LaBelle’s past remains part of the younger generation’s consciousness. The newly relocated LaBelle Heritage Museum is the repository for the community’s collective history, o ering a unique and fascinating look into the past in a charming new setting. It’s the place to go for a new perspective on old LaBelle. The Okeechobee Historical Society Museum is also housed in a building that is of historical value. It resides in the historic Tantie Schoolhouse, built in 1909. The Tantie School was built in 1909, eight years before Okeechobee County was formed. It was originally located at what is now the corner of Southwest 5th Street and South Parrott Ave. and was designated School #14 by St. Lucie County. This area was rst called “The Bend.” In 1902, the settlement was named Tantie for teacher Tantie Huckaby. Tantie was renamed Okeechobee in 1911. By the fall of 1915, the school became so crowded, a tent had to be set up for the over ow. In 1916, construction began on the new two-story brick school. The old school became a private residence and was occupied until 1976, when the Watts family sold it to the Okeechobee Historical Society. The building was moved to its current location, 1850 U.S. Hwy. 98. The school house and museum are open to visitors on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and other times upon request. For more information, call 863)763-4344. Guided tours are available by appointment. The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki museum, 34725 West Boundary Road, Clewiston, is located on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Four main galleries explore various aspects of Seminole life and tradition and showcase many items from the museum’s permanent collection. A mile-long raised boardwalk through the cypress swamp, features over 67 types of indigenous Everglades ora and fauna. The museum also includes a living village. Experience rsthand an authentic Seminole Indian Village, where Tribal Elders create sweet grass baskets, beaded necklaces and wood carvings. The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum’s various collections exist to serve as the repository for all archival and arti cial items related to the Tribe. The museum collects, preserves, protects and interprets Seminole culture and history inspiring an appreciation and understanding of the Seminole people. For more information, call 863-9021113. The Clewiston Museum is located along U.S. Hwy. 27, in the heart of Clewiston, “America’s Sweetest Town.” The green vintage building dates back to 1928. The building originally housed the Clewiston News. Tours start with the popular fossil collections that reminisce back to the days when prehistoric animals roamed Florida. These tours continue with exhibits of the early Native Americans that inhabited the Lake Okeechobee area and the Seminole people, who came later. The heritage tour of the museum re ects the town’s growth and history through educational videos and an array of displays that include the sugar cane industry, destructive hurricanes of 1926 and 1928 and Riddle Field, a training base for British cadets during World War II. In October, the Clewiston Museum will present “Journey Stories,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibit, through a Florida Humanities Council grant. The exhibit will be on display at the museum starting October 22 thru December. The museum will also be presenting programs on various Florida subjects through ou r speaker series, which entails ve speakers this year. Seminole Heritage Day will be celebrated on April 20th with gues t speakers to commemorate the Seminole people and their culture. The Museum Archives provide information to persons researching the pas t or wishing to take a stroll down memor y lane. It also provides a “Historical Eco Tour” for those who wish to bird and learn about the area’s local ora, faun a and history. The museum is open Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fo r more information call 863-983-2870 o r or go to the website, clewistonmuseum. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2012 Museums use historical buildings to bring the past alive The Clewiston Museum on U.S. 27, is in a building that dates back to 1928. Part of the museum is the old newspaper building, the original home of the Clewiston News. The old “Tantie School” now houses the Okeechobee Historical Society Museum. Submitted photos/ Addison AustinThe old Poole dry goods store is now the home of the LaBelle Heritage museum.