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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: 06-21-2012
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 Summer safety tips ...Page 7 See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper. Local family seeks probe into SFWMD actions ..Page 14 Summer lunch program available ... Page 16 June 21, 2012 Vol. 84, No. 20 Glades County arrests ...Page 3 C rossword Puzzle ...Page 7 50¢ Plus tax Alligators on the move ... Page 6 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisSonrise National ParkFirst Baptist Church of Moore Haven hosted Vacation Bible School last week with the theme of “Sonrise National Park.” The fth and sixth grade class formed a pyramid as a stunt for this photo. Pictured are (left to right, bottom row) Brooks Bass, (helper) Destiny Everett, (helper) Tanner Mathis, Skye Schlueter, (middle) Payton Woodward, Lacy Green, Austin Lee, (top) Jaime Hingson and Cassie Hart. For more photos, see page 8. By Anne CoffeySpecial to the Glades County Democrat The minute you entered the dining room of the Clewiston Country Club Saturday evening, you could feel the enthusiasm of over 100 determined voters, politicians and poll workers who gathered to show their interest and concern over voter suppression in Florida and their sadness about the meanness and ugliness shown by many candidates and politicians in America. Joe Thomas, Hendry County’s Democratic Party chairman, explained, “political connections between our two counties have been severed by 2012’s reappointment of Florida’s U.S. Congressional Districts, and our two counties will also be in completely separate Florida and Senate Districts. He said this action would not weaken the voices of the legislators but would be an opportunity to present the common problems and goals to double the number of legislators, thereby presenting a solid state legislative delegation. Glades County’s Democratic Part y chairperson, Ellen Hawk Geake, said she was excited because she is constantly seeing a renewed enthusiasm in the Democratic Party. “We joined together to give Democrats enjoy local Unity Dinner Backpumping proposed to help Caloosahatchee RiverBy Pete GawdaSpecial to the Glades County Democrat OKEECHOBEE -It was appropriate for at least two reasons that the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Board of Governors met Thursday, June 12, in the Okeechobee County Courthouse. It was in that very building in 1949 that the organization that eventually became known as SFWMD had its beginning. Also, they were about two miles from Lake Okeechobee, and the lake was the center of attention for a good part o f the meeting. Board members, staff and members o f the public spent considerable time discussing changes to the adaptive protocols, the Water managers discuss lake scheduleSee SFWMD — Page 14 See DEMOCRATS — Page 14

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sunglass ExtravaganzaHot Savings at our Summer Sunglass Sale! “The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761New styles released for SummerJune 25th June 29thSavings up to 50% on all in stock sunglasses 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Glossy Ibis was once called the “Black Curlew.” They are distributed on nearly every continent and are reported breeding in North and South America. It is estimated that there are more than 3,000 breeding birds of this species in Florida. They prefer foraging in freshwater habitats, but are sometimes found in coastal locations. This medium-sized wading bird has a long down-curved dull colored bill. Adults are chestnut to maroon in color, with dark green, glossy wings, back, and tail. They have dark-red legs and feet. Immature birds have similar plumage, but have a darkbanded bill and duller body. Their call is a nasal moaning “urm.” They make croaking and rattling sounds while in the breeding colony. Glossy Ibis feed in small, close ocks in very shallow water were they prey upon aquatic invertebrates and insects. They will occasionally eat sh, amphibians, lizards, small snakes, and nestling birds. These birds nest in colonies with other wading bird species. Their nests are built on the ground on clumps of grass, or in trees or shrubs above water. The nest is usually a platform made of sticks, vegetation and grasses. Most breeding for this species occurs between March and June in Florida. The female lays two to four blue-green eggs which are incubated by both parents for 21 to 22 days. The chicks are cared for by both parents and are fed regurgitated food from their parent’s open bills. Within two to three weeks the young will climb out of the nest, but return to the nest to be feed. They edge at about four weeks, but forage with their parents for food for about six weeks. The young become independent of their parents in about two months. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for free birding trips to STA5 located 20 miles south of Clewiston on Saturday morning July 14 or Aug. 18. Photographers, groups, and families are welcome to participate in the escorted trips. 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. Inland Birding Fun: Glossy Ibis (GLIB) PHOTO / CONNIE SHACKLEFORDGlossy Ibis. Margaret England BY PETE GAWDAThe taxpayers in the 16-county areas served by South Florida Water Management District may not see an increase this year in ad valorum taxes devoted to SFWMD. The SFWMD Governing Board met in Okeechobee on Thursday, June 14 and got an overview of the preliminary budget for the coming scal year as well as a brie ng on rainy season readiness and current ecological conditions. The preliminary budget is based in large part on ad valorum taxes. At this point the budget is based on using the rollback gure for setting the ad valorum tax rate. This means that, taking into consideration any changes in property values, an ad valorum rate will be established which will bring in the same amount of taxes as last year or $270 million. That means that most people will not see an increase in that portion of their taxes. Doug Bergstrom, director of the administrative services division explained the budget for the governing board. The personnel budget re ects a $6 million savings, due in part to not lling vacant positions and internalizing operations that are not contracted. No additional layoffs are anticipated at this time. Mr. Bergstrom said budget planners were trying to avoid any last minute increases in the budget. He said that 42 percent of the district’s revenue comes from ad valorum taxes. The remainder comes from such things as state and federal funds, investment income, permit fees and wetland mitigation. He said that restoration projects make up 50 percent of the budget while another 25 per cent is comprised of operations and maintenance. Included in those restoration projects are projections involving Kissimmee River restoration, the Caloosahatchee watershed and Lakeside Ranch STA (stormwater treatment area) which is just over the Martin County line. “The St. Lucie Estuary continues to remain in good condition,” Terrie Bates, director of the water resources division, said in her report on ecological conditions. She said there have been no pulse releases to the St. Lucie. She went on to say that the salinity level of the Caloosahatchee River has improved due to recent pulse releases. The water depth in the STAs is at or above normal. Recent rainfall on the Water Control Areas south of the lake have reduced the danger of muck res. Lake Okeechobee has risen about three inches in the last month, which she said is a moderate rate of increase. She has noted an increase in the amount of submerged vegetation. Tommy Strowd, director of the operation, maintenance and construction division, gave a presentation on the events leading up to the formation of what is now the SFWMD. He said SFWMD is served by several eld stations. They are all positioned to allow a two-hour response time to any event in the district. He explained how the water control system evolved with changes in technology. Where gates and valves were once manually operated on site, they are now remotely controlled by computers. “When there is a big event the entire agency responds,” Mr. Strowd stated. He and various staff members gave a presentation on hurricanes beginning with Hurricane Andrew and explained how they affected district operations and how operating procedures were changed as a result of hurricanes. Because of Hurricane Andrew, specialized teams were formed. There was also an emergency fund established to meet the personal needs of employees impacted by hurricanes. Looking at how unreliable storm predictions have been in the past he said, “You have to be ready all the time.” SFWMD Budget Does Not Call For Tax Increase PHOTO / PETE GAWDAThe Board of Governors of the South Florida Water Management District took time out from their Thursday, June 12, meeting at the Okeechobee County Courthouse to pose for this picture on the courthouse steps. Pictured are, left to right, front row, Kevin Powers, vice chair, Daniel O’Keefe, Joe Collins, Chair, Sandy Batchelor, Timothy Sargent, second row, Daniel DeLisi, Melissa Meeker, executive director, Glen J. Waldman, James J. Morgan and Juan M. Portuondo.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 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.Legion Post 299 in Moore Haven has full-service barAmerican Legion Post 299 in Moore Hav en 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 A merican 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.Candidate forum plannedThe 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. at the Ortona community hall on Hwy 78A (Ortona Locks Road) Each candidate will be invited to speak for ve minutes. If time allows, questions will be taken from the audience. All are welcome. For further information, contact: Fran Way, 863-6757880, or franwayrn@aol.com.FOE announces 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, 58 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.Muse association meetsThe Muse Community Association will meet June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Muse Community Center Building on Loblolly Road (Highway 720) in Muse.Lakeport activities planned 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. For more information, please call 608-345-1324.ACT offers counselingAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information, please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273. Glades at a Glance 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). Trey Adonte Turner, 21, Wood St., Miami, was arrested June 13 by the GCSO on Glades County warrants charging him w ith violation of probation possession of marijuana over 20 grams, violation of probation possession of drug paraphernalia and v iolation of probation driving while license suspended. He is being held without bond. Bernie Smith, 38, Dijon Drive, Orlando, w as arrested June 13 by the GCSO on a Brow ard County warrant charging him with driving under the in uence. He was released to Broward County. Jermaine Leon Augustine, 20, Gamble St., Moore Haven, was arrested June 14 by the GCSO on a felony charge of shooting a deadly missile into a dwelling/vehicle/building/aircraft. His bond was set at $10,000. Kyler Robert Jordan, 18, Gator Lane, Lakeport, was arrested June 17 by the GCSO on a felony charge of interference with custody of a minor. His bond was set at $5,000. This column lists arrests and not conv ictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone l isted here who is later found innocent or h as had the charges against them dropped i s welcome to inform this newspaper. The i nformation will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsNow that the rains have nally arrived, it's time to start thinking about mosquitoes. It's so important for you to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases. Mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus infection, St. Louis encephalitis, and Eastern Equine encephalitis. Once a person is infected, they may have mild symptoms, which include headache, fever, dizziness, and fatigue, but other severe symptoms are also possible. Mosquito-borne diseases can cause serious illnesses and sometimes death in people of any age, but children and those over 50 are at greatest risk for severe reactions and disease. Avoiding mosquito bites is the best way to prevent disease. Please remember the 5 D’s: Dusk and Dawn Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking blood. Dress Wear clothing that covers most of your skin. DEET When the potential exists for exposure to mosquitoes, repellents containing up to 30 percent DEET are recommended. Oil of lemon eucalyptus can also be effective. Drainage Check around your home to rid the area of standing water, where mosquitoes lay eggs.Tips on Repellent UseAlways read label directions carefully for the approved usage before applying a repellent. In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is appropriate. DEET is not recommended on children younger than 2 months old. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children less than 3 years old. Infants should be kept indoors or mosquito netting should be used over carriers and strollers when outside. Never apply repellents to a child's hands. Adults should apply repellent rst to their own hands and then transfer it to the child's skin and clothing. Apply insect repellent to exposed skin or onto clothing, but not under clothing. Do not apply repellent near the eyes or mouth, cuts, wounds, or irritated skin.Tips on Eliminating Mosquito Breeding SitesClean out eaves, troughs, and gutters. Remove old tires or drill holes in those used in playgrounds to drain. Turn over or remove any empty containers (cups, pots, buckets, etc.). Check tarps on boats or other equipment that may collect water. Store boats upside down or with a cover Replace water in birdbaths and pet or other animal feeding dishes at least once a week. Change water in plant trays, including hanging plants, at least once a week. Remove vegetation or obstructions in drainage ditches that prevent the ow of water. Keep mosquitoes out of your house. Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out. Repair broken screens on windows, doors, porches, and patios. For more information on mosquito-borne illnesses, visit the Florida Department of Health's Environmental Health web site at www.doh. state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/index.html. Please take action now so that you don't let mosquitoes take a bite out of your summer activities. Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes COURTESY PHOTO

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Warner Ward, a 2012 graduate of Moore Haven High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Langford Ford, Inc., and Ford Motor Company. Warner’s parents are Alvin Ward and Lorie Ward of Moore Hav en. Warner plans to study Biological Sciences at the University of Florida. He has a GPA of 4.0. His FFA Advisor is Phillip T. Cosby. The Built Ford Tough FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members’ talents and accomplishments while encouraging their future academic achievements. The scholarship is one of 529 awarded by Ford Division, Ford Motor Company Found and Ford Dealers to FFA members who are high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2012, or current collegiate students. This program is a part of Ford’s overall commitment to the National FFA Foundation. Additionally, ve National $1,000 BFT-FFA Scholarships are being awarded on behalf of Ford Trucks as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Ford has supported the National FFA Foundation since the rst F-Series truck was introduced in 1948, and has sponsored the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program since 1997. To date, the program has awarded $7,115,000 in scholarships to 7,115 FFA members throughout the country. Ford knows the value of hard work and believes that hard work should be rewarded. Educating aspiring young people to become the leaders of tomorrow is just another way of ensuring a successful future. The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 540,370 student members as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The US Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online (www.FFA.org), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nationalFFA), on Twitter (http:/ / twitter.com/nationalFFA) and FFA Nation (http://FFAnation.FFA.org). Moore Haven graduate awarded scholarship 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL IMMOKALEE ANIMAL CLINIC CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINIC Your pet will always be cared for by a licensed veterinarian1/2 Price on Dentals Free Kidney & Diabetes testing with annual Wellness Exam 1/2 Price boardingDisclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 As the weather has heated up, so too have Florida’s alligator and crocodile activities, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds Floridians and visitors to be cautious when having fun in and around water. Florida is home to two native crocodilians: the American alligator, which is found in all 67 counties; and the American crocodile, which may be found in coastal areas of the Keys and in southeast and southwest Florida. Both species have shared Florida’s waters with people for centuries. The FWC recommends keeping pets away from the water. There are other precautionary measures people should take to reduce the chances for con icts with alligators and crocodiles, and they are available in the Living with Alligators brochure at MyFWC.com/Alligator and the Living with Crocodiles brochure at MyFWC.com/Crocodile. The FWC advises, if you have concerns with an alligator or crocodile that poses a threat to you, your pets or property, call the FWC’s Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866FWC-GATOR (392-4286). Alligators and crocodiles are an important part of Florida’s heritage and play a valuable role in the ecosystems where they live. For more information on alligators and crocodiles, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator. W arm weather means active alligators Special to the Glades County DemocratPictured from left: MMHS FFA Advisor Phillip T. Cosby, Ford/FFA scholarship recipient Warner Ward and Pat Langford. As part of National Pollinator Week, from J une 18-24, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv ice and its partners will host public events across the country designed to highlight the crucial importance of pollinators like bats, birds, bees, butter ies, and other insects to wildlife, plants and people. Most of all, Pollinator Week seeks to draw attention to the fact that some pollinator species are in trouble and need our help. “Without pollinators, life on Earth would be scarcely recognizable. We depend on these amazing insects and animals for the clothes we wear, the houses we live in and the food we eat,” said Fish and Wildlife Serv ice Director Dan Ashe. “Every American should be concerned about alarming declines in our nation’s pollinators, but fortunately everyone can pitch in to help them.” Pollinators are essential to agriculture and forestry, pollinating more than 150 different kinds of fruits, vegetables and nuts that provide a third of the nation’s food and beverages. In the United States alone, pollinators enable people to produce about $20 billion worth of products every year. In addition, more than 75 percent of owering plants are animal pollinated. These plants provide habitat, food, and shelter for many species of wildlife. Most plants need pollinators to reproduce, and use nectar to attract them. Animals visit owers in search of food and sometimes even mates, shelter and nest-building materials. Some animals, such as many bees, intentionally collect pollen, while others, such as many butter ies and birds, move pollen incidentally because the pollen sticks on their body while they are collecting nectar from the owers. All of these animals are considered pollinators. A study of the status of pollinators in North America by the National Academy of Sciences found that populations of honey bees (which are not native to North America) and some wild pollinators are declining. Declines in pollinators may be a result of habitat loss and degradation, and disease (introduced parasites and pathogens). The celebration of National Pollinator Week began in 2007 with Senate Resolution 580 and a proclamation from the Secretary of Agriculture. The Service and its partners will celebrate National Pollinator Week with educational awareness events and conservation projects. To nd a Pollinator Week Event near you, visit: http://pollinator.org/npw_events. htm You can help pollinators by:  Reducing your impact. Reduce your pesticide use, increase green spaces, and reduce your carbon footprint. Pollution and climate change affect pollinators, too!  Planting for pollinators. Create pollinator-friendly habitat with native owering plants that supply pollinators with nectar, pollen, and homes.  Telling a friend. Educate your neighbors, schools, and community groups about the importance of pollinators. Host a dinner, a pollinated food cook-off or other event and invite your friends. W eek encourages everyone to ‘bee’ good to pollinators

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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! 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsWith the school year over with, children look forward to the summer and having more time to play outdoors, but risks for childhood injuries increases.Water SafetyFlorida leads the country in accidental drowning of children between the ages one year to four years old. Please use water safety measures to help to prevent accidental drowning. Never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa and always watch your child when he or she is in or near water. Teach children basic water safety tips. Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim. Learn to perform CPR on children and adults, and update those skills regularly. To get more information on Pool Safety, visit www.poolsafely. gov.Heat and Sun SafetyThe American Academy of Pediatrics advises that children do not tolerate heat and humidity as well as adults. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after physical activity to stay hydrated and avoid heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion or stroke. Everyone is at risk for skin cancer — regardless of age, race, or ethnicity. Everyone should practice these sun-safe habits: Dress for summer by wearing lightweight, light-colored, and loose tting clothing to re ect heat and sunlight. Wear wide-brimmed hats to shade your face and neck from the sun. Consider swim shirts for the pool and beach. Swim shirts are designed for swimming, and some have SPF ratings of up to 150. Protect your eyes and skin by wearing sunglasses and sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher that protect against both UVA and UVB rays). Wear a hat to protect your face, scalp, ears, and neck. Exercise and play in the shade during the hottest parts of the day when the sun’s rays are strongest: between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Drink plenty of uids, and avoid beverages that promote dehydration (such as alcohol, drinks with large amounts of sugar, and caffeinated sodas). Rest in shady areas when outside, or go inside to an air-conditioned space. Schedule an annual exam with your doctor that includes checking for any changes to your skin and, between exams, you should check your skin monthly for any changes (don’t forget your back!).Bicycle and Walking SafetyRide with traf c and walk against traf c. Be aware of your surroundings, use sidewalks, trails, and lanes whenever possible and look for well-lit routes at night. Helmets are required for bicycle riders under the age of 16 and being visible, however body injuries can occur at any age so it is safer for all persons to wear a bike helmet. Also, be visible by wearing bright or re ective colors at night. Please remember that bicycle riders must obey the same traf c laws as motorists such as stopping at stop signs, staying in your lane, and using hand signals. Be a responsible bicyclist! We enjoy great weather all year in Florida, but as we prepare for the summer months and rising temperatures, please use precaution and have a safe and healthy summer! Tips to Having a Safe Summer Crossword Puzzle

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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 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisThe rst and second grade class enjoyed music during the Sonrise National Park Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church in Moore Haven last week. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisThe third and fourth grade class also enjoyed Sonrise National Park Vacation Bible School. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisThe Vacation Bible School Preschool class enjoyed outdoor activities. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisA "sheepherding" game helped teach the chlldren about working together. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisParents were invited to see what their children had learned. First Baptist Church hosts Sonrise National Park Vacation Bible School

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat A former state legislator who is now a high-ranking of cial with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) may have used his in uence to help a local cattle company keep its lease with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). That lease on some 4,700 acres of property in Glades County was renewed in December of 2011 by the recently-retired Ruth Clements, who headed up the district's real estate division and their leases. The new lease allows the Old River Cattle Company to use that property for the next 10 years. After this newspaper received an anonymous tip from a former SFWMD employee, a call was placed to Richard Machek, the USDA Florida state director for rural development. Mr. Machek served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008. He was appointed to his current position by President Barak Obama in 2010. When contacted at his Gainesville of ce and asked about the call made last year, Mr. Machek said he couldn't remember who he spoke with at the district in regard to the lease. He did say that he made the call because "somebody was trying to undermine them (Old River)." Shortly after that, Mr. Machek said he had doubts about answering any more questions. He added that he would think about how to answer questions and would call back. But, he added, if he didn't call back it should be considered that he had no further comment. He did not call back. Glades County rancher John Austin Collier was contacted and veri ed that Mr. Machek had indeed called the district to help Old River Cattle Company keep their lease. "I will con rm that I have spoken to both Mr. Machek and Mr. Larson in regard to this matter," said Mr. Collier. "However, w e (Twin Sisters' Family Lands) have sent a nine-page letter to Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Herschel Vinyard asking for an inquiry. The family has made a decision to let the process w ork and, out of respect for Mr. Vinyard, I have no further comment." DEP was asked to get involved because it has supervisory authority over all of the water management districts in Florida. Mr. Collier did add that when Mr. Machek made the call, Twin Sisters' was in negotiations with the district over a settlement in regard to a 2008 ooding issue, and a public/ private partnership for a load reduction facility that would have been used to remove phosphorus from runoff water before it reached Lake Okeechobee. Twin Sisters' had been in those negotiations for three years. The document to which he referred was sent to Sec. Vinyard late last month. It asked the DEP head to open an investigation into the actions of the district in regard to the L-59 canal, and a 1961 eminent domain agreement between Austin Pearce and the Central and South Florida Water Management Districts. That agreement allowed Mr. Pearce's family, as well as other families along the canal, use of water from the L-59 for irrigation purposes and for ood protection. However, since 1989 the Twin Sisters' group has been denied use of water from that canal, which runs from the Indian Prairie Canal to the Kissimmee River. Their land was also ooded in 2008 when SFWMD allowed water from the canal to ow freely across the district's land and onto land owned by Twin Sisters' during Tropical Storm Fay. Since that 1961 pact, the district has purchased approximately 4,700 acres of land surrounding the Twin Sisters' property and has leased that land to the Old River Cattle Company. Mr. Larson, who is listed as the principal agent for Old River, said he did contact Mr. Machek. "We didn't ask him, speci cally, to talk to water management. We did ask him to talk to Ralph Poppell because we knew they (SFWMD) were working on it," said Mr. Larson. "We thought they could talk to see what the problem was." Mr. Poppell is also a former state legislator. He represented District 29 (Indian River and Brevard counties) from 2002 until he termed out in 2010. He was in the legislature with Mr. Machek and knows him well. He has also addressed the district about their leasing program and their selective application of Florida statutes. In a phone interview, he con rmed that Mr. Machek called him. "He (Mr. Machek) said some friends of his in Okeechobee had asked him to get involved. He said his friends could lose their cattle lease with water management if the Collier (Twin Sisters') deal went through," said Mr. Poppell. "He said he was calling on their behalf and he didn't want them to lose the cattle lease." When Mr. Poppell asked who his friends were, Mr. Machek told him he was talking about Mr. Larson and Jeff Clemons. Mr. Clemons is listed as a manager for Old River. "I told him I know Woody extremely well because we're friends, and I asked him: Why would Woody have you call me, when he can call me?'" said Mr. Poppell. A short time after that conversation, Mr. Poppell said he received a call from Mr. Larson. "He was a little more reserved about what was going on than Richard," Mr. Poppell added. Mr. Poppell was asked his thoughts about DEP's possible probe into the actions of water managers. "If that would be the case," he replied, "I don't think I should say anything that would circumvent what Sec. Vinyard is trying to do." According to Sec. Vinyard's of ce in Tallahassee no decision has been reached on whether or not he will open an investigation into the allegations made by Twin Sisters'. Numerous phone calls have been made to Governor Rick Scott's press of ce asking if he has also received the document, and if he will ask DEP to look into water management's actions. However, none of those calls have been returned. An e-mail was also sent directly to Gov. Scott from this newspaper. But, to date, there has been no response to questions posed in that e-mail. Did USDA of cial in uence SFWMD lease? Special to the Glades Democrat/ MHESBeta Club helps Muscular Dystrophy AssociationMoore Haven High School’s Senior Beta Club participated in the National Beta Club’s service project for the month of May. The National Beta Club’s service project is the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The MHHS Beta Club joined in the MDA’s “Make a Muscle, Make a Difference” campaign. The club raised funds through donations from students, staff, and community members and a check was sent to our MDA’s local chapter in Ft. Myers. Beta Club members pictured are—Front row: Carly Hessler, Alaina Lee, PresidentIvette DeSantiago and Berni Toledo. In the back row are: Sponsor-Susan Prowant, Nila Seales, Megan Platt, Haley Stephens and Autumn Martinez. Other participating members not pictured are Warner Ward, Jared Brickel, Tay lor Harris, Dustin Chapman, Hilda Davila, Mattie Bass, Tom Perry, Ayush Gupta, Elizabeth Johnson and Jordan Drayton.

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RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale Date dated the 8th day of June, 2012, and entered in Case No. 22-2009CA-000238, of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff and JACKIE L. BYLSMA, INDIVUALLY AND AS MANAGING MEMBER OF TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC A/K/A JACKIE LYNN BYLSMA, TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC, UNKNOWN TENANT(S), APRIL TURNER, INDIVIDAULLY AND AS MEMBER OF TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC A/K/A CHARLES ROBERT TURNER IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall set to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 AVENUE J, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471, 11:00 AM on the 12th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Exhibit “A” A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA SAID PARCEL OF LAND COMPRISES A PORTION OF LANDS PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK (ORB) 82, PAGE 485 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA AND IS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID FRACTIONAL SECTION 34, THENCE PROCEED SOUTH 0022’03” EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 34, A DISTANCE OF 2143.80 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE “MERRIAM MEANDER LINE’, SAID INTERSECTION MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE AFORESAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 82, PAGE 485 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTH 0022’03” EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 34, A DISTANCE OF 979.10 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY (R/W) LINE OF STATE ROAD 78 (66 FEET WIDE); THENCE DEPARTING SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 34, RUN SOUTH 5752’32” WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE, A DISTANCE OF 226.69 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE, RUN NORTH 0022’03” WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE AFORESAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 34, A DISTANCE OF 575.25 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID PARALLEL LINE, RUN SOUTH 8937’57” WEST, PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 240.31 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF THE AFORESAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 82, PAGE 485, SAID WEST LINE ALSO BEING THE AFORESAID “MERRIAM MEANDER LINE’; THENCE NORTH 0615’41” WEST ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 82, PAGE 485, A DISTANCE OF 626.92 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LANDS; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE, RUN SOUTH 7857’04” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 82, PAGE 485 AND CONTINUING ALONG SAID “MERRIAM MEANDER LINE”, A DISTANCE OF 507.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 this 11th day of June, 2012. JOE FLINT Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Law Of ce of Marshall C. Watson 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 419947 GCD 6/21,28/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 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 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE OF AERIAL ADULT MOSQUITO TREATMENTS Hendry County will be conducting aerial adult mosquito control operations over the county as mosquito population levels warrant. These operations will continue throughout the remainder of the year. The treatments will be performed during evening hours, weather permitting. The insecticide to treat for adult mosquitoes is approved for application by the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida. This operation will be conducted by Clarke.If you have questions concerning this operation, please call Clarke at 800-443-2034 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. 419993 CN/CB 6/21/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Flaghole Drainage District has been scheduled for June 26, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at Hilliard Brothers of Florida of ce located at 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, FL. Joe Marlin Hilliard Supervisor Flaghole Drainage District 420174 CN 6/21/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The regular meeting of the Board Of Supervisors of Sugarland Drainage District has been scheduled for June 26, 2012 at 8:15 a.m. The meeting will be held at Hilliard Brothers of Florida of ce located at 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, FL. Joe Marlin Hilliard Supervisor Sugarland Drainage District 420175 CN 6/21/2012 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Employment Medical

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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 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 & 7/5/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDSREQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about July 3, 2012 Hendry County will submit a request to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project funded through Disaster Recovery Enhancement Funds (DREF) CDBG contract 12DBP5-09-36-01-K63 in the amount of $119,575.41 for multi-family rehabilitation of rental units located at Green Tree South Rental Development in Hendry County. Hendry County has determined that the activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requirements. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on le at the of ce of Mrs. Janet Papinaw, Hendry County Grants and Special Projects Director, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the Environmental Review Record (ERR) to Mrs. Janet Papinaw, Hendry County Grants and Special Projects Director. Additional project information is contained in the ERR on le at Mrs. Papinaw’s of ce located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida and may be examined or copied weekdays 9:00 A.M. 4:30 P.M. All comments must be received by Monday, July 2, 2012. Comments will be considered prior to Hendry County requesting a release of funds. RELEASE OF FUNDS Hendry County certi es to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and HUD that Tristan Chapman in his capacity as Chairman, Hendry County Board of County Commissioners consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce r esponsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satis ed. The State’s approval of the certi cation satis es its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows Hendry County to use the CDBG funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS DEO will accept objections to its release of fund and Hendry County certi cation for a period of fteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certi cation was not executed by the Certifying Of cer of Hendry County; (b) Hendry County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or nding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written nding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CDBG Program, MSC-400, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6508. Potential objectors should contact Hendry County to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners420168 CB/CN 6/21/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The following vehicles and equipment are available for sale by the City of Pahokee by sealed bid. Vehicles may be viewed at the City of Pahokee Motor Pool area, 1501 McClure Rd., Pahokee, Fl., beginning Monday, June 25, 2012 through Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding weekends. You must notify staff that you are on the property. The bid items may also be viewed on the City website at www.cityofpahokee.com. Sealed bids are due by 12:00 pm on Monday July 16, 2012 and will be opened at 12:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers located at 360 E. Main St., Pahokee, FL 33476. Buyers do not need to be present. Winning bidders must make full payment by Thursday, July 19, 2012 by 6 p.m. or the vehicle or equipment will be awarded to the next highest bidder. All vehicles are sold “ as is ” and must be removed from city property by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012. Vehicles not removed, will be towed from city property. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bid Item # Description VIN or Serial Number Minimum Bid Bid # 1 1999 Ford F-150 1FTZX1726YNA89099 $800.00 Bid # 2 1994 Ford Econoline Van 1FBJS31H2RHA73930 $800.00 Bid # 3 2002 Ford Taurus 1FAFP522X2A198073 $2000.00 420100 CN 6/21/2012 NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that the School Board will conduct a regular meeting on July 10, 2012 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, Sub-of ce, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, Florida or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard to designate certain positions for inclusion in the Senior Management Service Class within the Florida Retirement System. Proposed positions to be included in the Senior Management Services Class may be reviewed at the Human Resource Of ce, Hendry County School Board, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Sally Berg, Chairman Richard A. “Rick” Murphy, Superintendent 420161 CN 6/21,28/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE REPAVING OF APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES OF CR 835, FROM 5.7 MILES SOUTH OF US 27 TO 2.7 MILES SOUTH OF US 27, CLEWISTON, FL FN 429938-1 BID No. 2012-23 OPENING DATE AND TIME JULY 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for construction services in connection with the repaving of approximately 3 miles of CR 835, from 5.7 miles south of US 27 to 2.7 miles south of US 27, Clewiston, Florida. 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 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99A 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 420166 CB/CN 6/21,28;7/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a workshop to discuss the budget. This Workshop will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2012 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said meeting. DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Sally Berg, Chairman 420164 CN/CB 6/21/2012 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 & 7/5/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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. When you want something sold, advertise in theclassifieds. I t  s never too l ate to fi n d the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. y When you want something sold, advertise in theclassifieds. I t  s never too l ate to fi n d the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salespe r so n in to wn.

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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 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 & 7/5/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Nicholas R. Audet, 266 Palmdale Ave., LaBelle Jory S. Corbitt, 4147 Ft Center Ave., LaBelle Charlie J. Gasper 480 Martin Luther King Blvd., LaBelle Andrew L. Williams, 909 Sawgrass St., Clewiston You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Fai lure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 06/21/2012 420171 CB 6/21/2012 INVITATION TO BID City of Clewiston Sealed bids will be received by the City of Clewiston at City Hall, Attention: 2012 Paving Project, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 until Tuesday July 10, 2012, 2:00 p.m. The Bids will be opened immediately following the bid submittal deadline at City Hall. The project is titled 2012 Paving Project. The work consists of installing approximately 33,641 square yards of one inch (1”) AP-9.5 asphalt overlay, stripping, and other associated work. All materials furnished and all work performed, shall be in accordance with the plans, speci cations, and contract documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at the of ce of Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc., 850 West Ventura Avenue, Post Of ce Box 1029, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The documents, plans, and blank bid forms may be obtained from this of ce for a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $20.00 per set. A certi ed check or cashier’s check on a National or State Bank or a bid bond in a sum not less than ve percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the City of Clewiston, shall accompany each bid as a guarantee that the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after opening of the bids, and in the event the contract is awarded to the bidder, he will enter into contract and furnish the required performance and payment bonds, failing which, he shall forfeit the bid deposit as liquidated damages. The performance and payment bonds shall be executed by a fully authorized surety, acceptable to the owner and licensed by the State of Florida. The owner reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty (30) days and to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the bid in its judgment that serves the owner. Steve McKown, City Manager City of Clewiston, Florida 419834 CN 6/21/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeEVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT NOTICE OF 2012 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT that pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in University of Florida/IFASEverglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430, for the following purposes: 1. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; 2. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for scal year 2012-2013 and to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings 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. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Wednesday, 23rd day of May, 2012. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District 418631 CGS/CB 6/21,28/2012 PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF PAHOKEE A PUBLIC HEARING will be held during the regularly scheduled Commission Meeting on the following proposed Ordinance at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in the Commission Chambers located at 360 E. Main St., Pahokee, Florida at which time the City Commission will consider its adoption into law. The introduction and rst reading for Ordinance No. 2012-07 was held on May 22, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. and introduction and rst reading for Ordinance No. 2012-08 was held on June 12, 2012 at 7 p.m. during Commission Meeting. The ordinances in their entirety may be inspected at the Of ce of the City Clerk, Pahokee City Hall 207 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, Florida, during regular working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. 1. 2012 – 07 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE PLACING A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CITY CHARTER ON THE BALLOT FOR THE AUGUST 14, 2012 PRIMARY ELECTION PROPOSING TO CHANGE THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR THE DATE PAHOKEE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS ARE HELD, § 4.04 CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT, EFFECTIVE DATE, REPEAL LASWS IN CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION. 2. 2012 – 08 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE REVISING THE ORDER FOR CERTAIN ITEMS TO BE HEARD DURING THE CITY COMMISSION MEETINGS OF THE CITY OF PAHOKEE, REVISING ARTICLE II, SECTION 2-26, RULES OF PROCEDURE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND SEVERABILITY. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the above City Commission with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose 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. 420101 CN 6/21/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors of the Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012, during the Annual Landowners’ Meeting, which begins at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Florida/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 3343. The purpose of this public hearing is to hear all objections to the budget as proposed, to make such changes to the proposed budget as the Board of Supervisors deems necessary and to adopt the budget as nally approved by the Board of Supervisors for the District. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings 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. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Wednesday, 23rd day of May 2012. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District 418632 CGS 6/21,28/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 I t  s never too l ate to fi n d the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.

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By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County DemocratA continual ght with no apparent end in sight has led a local ranching family to ask for a formal inquiry into the actions of the South Florida Water Management District (SFW MD). Earlier this month the Twin Sisters' Family Lands group led a formal document with Herschel T. Vinyard, executive secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The nine-page document outlines the history of the Austin and Rosa Lee Pearce family, their 13,000 acres of land they owned in Glades County and the family's battles with SFWMD over the water in the L-59 canal. The L-59 canal stretches from the Indian Prairie Canal to the Kissimmee River. That document also details how the family's property was ooded by torrential rains from Tropical Storm Fay in 2008, when SFW MD allowed water to ow freely from the canal across the district's land and onto land owned by Twin Sisters'. Twin Sisters' Family member John Austin Collier said Friday, June 8, it's his belief that a copy of this document is also in Governor Rick Scott's of ce. Twin Sisters' is now owned by Mr. Collier and his wife Kim; the daughters of Juanell Pearce Peeples; Janet Peeples Storey and her husband Byron; and, Jeanette Peeples. According to the document, the water continued to ow for several days after the storm and did not stop until district employees crimped three free- owing culverts. Even then, the property remained ooded for over a month. "None of this would have happened if the district had taken care of business," said Mr. Collier. "We're looking for honest answers, but it's not happening with the South Florida W ater Management District." Some of those answers his family is seeking revolve around an eminent domain agreement Austin Pearce stipulated to in a court of law back in 1961 with the Central and South Florida Water Management Districts. This agreement allowed his family, as well as other families along the canal, use of water from the L-59 for irrigation purposes and ood protection. However, since that time the SFWMD has purchased some 4,700 acres of property surrounding the Twin Sisters' property and have since leased that acreage to an Okeechobee cattle company. Since 1989, said Mr. Collier, the Twin Sisters' group has been denied use of water from the L-59 and have had to put in wells from which they provide water to their cattle and irrigate row crops and Bahia sod. "I've had to put in 12 wells when, on the other side of the fence, there was an unlimited amount of water," said Mr. Collier. "If the district had adhered to the eminent domain agreement, we wouldn't be having this conversation." A copy of the document, obtained by this newspaper from DEP through a public records request, shows that Mr. Vinyard's of ce received it Thursday, May 31. Mr. Vinyard was not available for comment. In his place, DEP Public Information Of cer Patrick Gillespie stated that no determination has been made on whether the agency will conduct the requested investigation of the SFWMD. "DEP is still reviewing the information," he said. Mr. Gillespie explained that DEP has supervisory authority over all of the water management districts in Florida. "DEP advises and partners with the water management districts on key issues. But, each district has a governing board that sets policy and directs district of cials," added Mr. Gillespie. The eminent domain issue is one of the focal points of Twin Sisters' claims. Federal, state and local governments may take private property through their power of eminent domain, following just compensation to the property owner. Among the property rights subject to eminent domain are air, water and land. The government takes private property through condemnation proceedings. When Mr. Gillespie was asked if eminent domain "just goes away" after time, he replied that DEP is "still reviewing the concerns brought up in the letter." "Based on documents we have, eminent domain does not go away. There's no statute of limitations on eminent domain," said Mr. Collier. Mr. Collier said Mr. Vinyard and his agency was asked to look into the concerns of Twin Sisters' with several goals in mind. He said the Twin Sisters' wants an explanation from the state government on wh y they've been treated like this and an acknowledgement from the state that they (the state) were wrong; they want the same quantit y and quality of water from the L-59 as stipulated in the 1961 eminent domain agreement; they want answers as to why their propert y was ooded and when they made the district aware of that issue nothing was done; and, they want to be made whole. "Since 1989 we've gone down this path o f trying to get water. Now, we want some damn answers," said Mr. Collier emphatically. Glades County family seeks probe into SFWMD actions 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 document SFWMD uses as a tool to make recommendations to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) as to the level of Lake Okeechobee. The COE uses the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS) to govern releases from the lake. Each week they seek recommendations from SFWMD as to releases. Water management of cials use the adaptive protocols, which is more detailed, exible and responsive to real time conditions than LORS as a tool in making recommendations. Carl Neidrauer, chief engineer with the w ater control operations bureau, gave an extensive presentation of research and modeling that SFWMD has done to come up w ith suggested modi cations to the adaptive protocols. These suggested modi cations w ould be used in times of low lake levels to provide freshwater discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River to control salinity. The fresh water releases prov ide circulation of water to prevent stagnation which can lead to algal blooms. Mr. Neidrauer was assisted by Dr. Susan Gray, chief environmental scientist of the applied science bureau, who discussed possible changes to lake water quality under the proposal. Mr. Neidrauer noted that when LORS was adapted in 2008 the upper range of the lake was lowered by about a foot and a quarter while the lower range remained the same. "It basically reduces water supply," he said. One of the things Mr. Neidrauer researched was how much fresh water from the lake it would take to reduce the salinity in the Caloosahatchee River at Fort Myers during times of low water. "It's going to take a lot more water than we have. We need storage," he said. What he suggested was pumping water south of the lake from the Everglades Agriculture Area into the lake and then releasing lake water to the Caloosahatchee. Dr. Gary contended that this proposed solution would have little, if any, adverse affect on the quality of the lake water. She said there would be no signi cant change to in-lake nitrogen or phosphorous concentrations. She said the phosphorous and nitrogen loads discharged from the lake to the Caloosahatchee under such a scenario would result in an 8 percent increase in phosphorous and a 9 percent increase in nitrogen in the river due to increases in water ow, not changes in water quality. Dr. Gray did concede that the proposed changes would have a minor effect on water control area water levels and ows to the Everglades National Park. The Department of the Interior is not supportive because it would divert water from the Everglades. Under LORS, water that historically would ow south to the Everglades is being diverted to the Caloosahatchee. About 17 people responded during the public comment time. Many of the speakers represented various environmental groups that were adamantly opposed to backpumping. Jane Graham of the Audubon Society suggested tweaking existing protocols without backpumping water into the lake. "This would not improve water quality," she asserted. "It's nutty," Paul Gray of the Audubon Society said. "This is bad water. It is not good for Lake Okeechobee. This is the same water you have been having trouble getting into the Everglades. We are not sold on it. We think there are other options." "We need to work with nature, not against it," said Jonathan Allman of the Sierra Club, "backpumping does not make sense." Martha Musgrove of the Florida Wildlife Federation said her organization cannot support backpumping. Joe Collins, chairman of the board, said he had not seen the presentation before. The dramatic improvement in the salinity o f the Caloosahatchee surprised him. "This is something we can accomplish that is real," he said. Mr. Collins conceded that there might be local impacts as with everything else water management does. He said that i f the same quantity and quality of water were north of the lake there would be no question of allowing it to enter the lake. Board member Juan Portuondo suggested asking COE to raise the upper level of the regulation schedule to allow for more water storage in the lake. "I think the current solution is not acceptable and we need to take action," was the opinion of board member Daniel O'Keefe. No formal action was taken. It was the consensus of the board to take up this question again at their August meeting. On Friday, July 15 COE announced another 10-day pulse release to the Caloosahatchee under the adaptive protocols.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. SFWMDContinued From Page 1 Democratic candidates a forum and the ability to reach a large number of voters." Local candidates gave way to featured speakers, Congressman Alcee Hastings, in Congress since 1992, and State Representative Ron Saunders, a Key West native, who is a candidate for State Senate District 39. Currently he serves as the House Democratic Leader and is on the House Appropriations Committee. Both stressed that working together will be the only way to see that everyone is treated fairly and the only way small counties can be economically healthy. "The American spirit and promise binds us together. I am not going backward, I am going forward," he said. Moore Haven's Crystal Drake, candidate for State Representative, visited with each person in the room, stressing that agriculture employs over 750,000 Floridians and adds $100 billion to Florida's economy annually. Her family has been active in agriculture production for many years. She is adamant about active recruitment of biofuel and other sustainable energy industries. According to her campaign literature she is rm on her educational goals, stating that the FCAT is negatively impacting our schools, and teachers should be focusing on providing learning environments that will help students achieve their personal best. She supports less testing, additional vocational programs and increased support for advanced academic initiatives. Paula House, an attorney and mediator from Lake Placid, is running for newly created State Senate District 26, that runs from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico, joining Glades, DeSoto, Hardee and Manatee counties and parts of Highlands, Charlotte and Hillsborough. Her campaign emphasizes a healthy and sustainable economy for Florid a that will provide jobs and preserve public education, adequate health care and a strong Social Security system. She has run her own business for 25 years, and knows rst-hand the concerns that small business faces. Her support for preserving the environment in Southwest Florida is well known. The Reverend Gary McNealy of Great Friendship Baptist Church in Clewiston provided the Invocation, Rabbi Jonathon Kendall of Temple Beit Ha Yam in Stuart, gave the Benediction. DEMOCRATSContinued From Page 1

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN 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 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 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440 on July 2nd, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.: 2008 Chevy, VIN: 1GCHK29638E140753 1998 Winnebago, VIN: 1GBKP37W9J3312029 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 419998 CN 6/21/2012LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION Noti cation is hereby given that Seacoast National Bank, 815 Colorado Avenue, Stuart, Florida, 34994, has led an application with the Comptroller of the Currency on June 15, 2012, as speci ed in 12 CFR 5, for permission to relocate its intrastate branch from its current location at 601 Highway 27, Moore Haven, Florida, 33471 to 501 U.S. Highway 27, Moore Haven, Florida, 33471. Any person wishing to comment on this application may le comments in writing with Director for District Licensing, Southern District Of ce, 500 North Akard Street, Suite 1600, Dallas, Texas, 75201, within 15 days of the date of this publication. 420154 GCD 6/21/2012 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Brandie Guasp conducting a Photography business at 721 Seminole Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, under the ctitious name of Butter y Photography and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Brandie Guasp Ownership of Butter y Photography is as follows: Brandie Guasp Owner It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Butter y Photography under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Brandie Guasp DATE: 6/6/2012 721 Seminole Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 419845 CN 6/21/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on June 28, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. Sincerely, Aida Barnhart, Executive Director Area Housing Commission 419720 CB/CN 6/21/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION LICENSING BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Construction Licensing Board will hold a meeting Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 419956 CN 6/21/2012 Public Notice NOTICE TO PUBLICThe Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:30pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.420136 CN 6/21/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/06/2012, 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. 2003 FORD 1FTNW21P73EB41487 420118 CN 6/21/2012PUBLIC NOTICE The regular meeting of the Board Of Supervisors of Hendry Hilliard Water Control District has been scheduled for June 26, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at Hilliard Brothers of Florida of ce located at 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, FL. Joe Marlin Hilliard Supervisor Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District 420176 CN 6/21/2012 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) AS 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 Twentieth 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) AS 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 THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER SIXTY (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 Attorney for Plaintiff: Andrew 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262009CA001316XXXXXX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR HOLDERS OF SAMI II TRUST 2006-AR7, Plaintiffs vs. SHANTA WATTIE NADDEN, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated September 28, 2010 and an Order Resetting Sale dated 6-8-12, and entered in Case No. 262009CA0013 16XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the ‘Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N,A. AS TRUSTEE FOR HOLDERS OF SAMI, II TRUST 2006-AR7 is Plaintiff and SHANTAWATT1E NADDEN; VENCOTRA NADDEN; UNKNOWN TENANT NO, 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 3; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 4; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 5; UNKNOWN TENANT NO, 6; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best. bidder for cash at on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse 25 Fast Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 at Hendry County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 14 AND 15, IN BLOCK 374 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER. 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 7178, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST TN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENT)ENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at. Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, 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 71 L DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on June 12, 2012. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 419942 CN 6/21,28/2012 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 & 7/5/2012 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: United States Sugar Corporation (USSC 6415 ABCD) 111 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 120518-10 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 160 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from a master surface water management system and the project is located in Section 15, Township 46 South, Range 34 East. Southern Garden Groves Corporation (Alcoma SCFE Citrus Rail Project) 111 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 120425-1 for an Environmental Resource Permit for 26.16 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to a master surface water management system and the project is located in Sections 31, 36, Township 43 South, Ranges 32, 33 East. Collier Enterprises Management, Inc. and Collier Land Holdings, Ltd. (Gum Swamp Farm) 975 New Harvest Road, Immokalee, FL 34143, has submitted Application 120508-2 for modi cation of Environmental Resource Permit 26-00440-S for 1,474.4 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the Okaloachoochee Slough and Kissimmee Billy Strand and the project is located in Sections 19-21, 27-30, Township 47 South, Range 31 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 419933 CN 6/21/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 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 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 & 7/5/2012 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of the preparation of a draft Everglades Forever Act (EFA) watershed permit and proposed consent order for the construction, operation and maintenance by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), 3301Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33406, of the Everglades Construction Project (ECP) Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs); the preparation of a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) watershed permit and proposed consent Order for the operation and maintenance by SFWMD of the ECP STAs; and the Department’s intent to conduct a public meeting on the proposed draft permits and proposed consent orders at the time and place set forth below. The STAs are operated to reduce phosphorus concentrations in surface waters and provide ood protection for the contributing basins prior to discharging either directly or indirectly into the Everglades Protection Area. The ECP STAs facilities and discharge locations are located in Palm Beach County (STA-1East, STA-1West, STA 2, STA 3/4 and STA5/6), Broward County (STA-3/4 and STA 5/6) and Hendry (STA-5/6). The draft permits, proposed consent orders and supporting information can be accessed via the Department’s website at http://www.dep.state. .us/water/wqssp/everglades/ecp-sta.htm Any interested person may submit written comments on the Department’s proposed permitting decision to Kelli Edson, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 24, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 or Kelli.Edson@dep.state. .us in accordance with Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the Department’s Tallahassee Of ce or at the meeting venue by the close of the public meeting. Failure to submit comments within this time period may constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments must contain the following information: (a) The commenter’s name, address, and telephone number; the applicant’s name and address; the Department permit le number; and the county or counties in which the project is proposed; (b) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the nal decision; and (c) A statement of any rules or statutes which you contend require reversal or modi cation of the Department’s action or proposed action. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DATE AND TIME: July 25, 2012 at 6:00 PM PLACE: South County Civic Center (Room B), 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL. 33446 PURPOSE: To obtain public comments on the draft permits and proposed consent orders for the ECP STAs. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing to Kelli Edson, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 24, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 or Kelli.Edson@dep.state. .us prior to the meeting. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the meeting by calling the Bureau of Personnel Services at (850) 245-2511, or by calling (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Voice) via the Florida Relay Service. When a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. Any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the public meeting on the Department’s proposed action. As a result of signi cant public comment, the Department’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit. The permit application le and supporting data are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department’s Tallahassee Of ce, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 24, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, at phone number (850) 245-3180 420165 CB 6/21/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 21, 2012 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantStorm Boats opens for businessStorm Boats, customer boat manufacturers, cut the grand opening ribbon in a brief ceremony at the new shop, 213 Florida Ave., in Moore Haven on Saturday, June 16. Joining owners Steve Ellyson and Sander Entus in celebrating this new venture were, pictured from left: LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Secretary Sara Townsend, Andrea Entus, Sander Entus, Greg Guntrum (employee), Leigh Ann Ellyson, Carrie Guntrum, Steve Ellyson and Vicki and Jordan Hessler of GT Effects custom painting. Glades County resident Anne Coffey was on her way home from a visit to Okeechobee on Wednesday when she saw an amazing sight: “two huge cranes on either side of the road at canal, several large atbed trailers, three carrying obviously older Live Oak trees still on their natural ‘pallets’ of soil and greenery framed with circular wooden fences to keep the soil pads from disintegrating.’ There was lots of traf c waiting, she continued. “Glades County Sheriff’s deputies directing traf c, GEC trucks assisting somehow, crane operator having a bit of dif culty hooking onto straps around tree.” She said she learned that the Wrigley family (famous for chewing gum) in West Palm Beach have purchased 12 large Live Oaks to plant on the grounds of their new home for their children’s play area. A treemoving company located in Lakeport was in charge of the operation, which involved taking the trees part of the way by barge. Live Oak trees transplanted 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. All children 18 y ears 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. Lunches provided for kids