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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: 06-28-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Glades at a glance ...Page 8 See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper. Brighton Jackpot nets $26,680 ..Page 20 Historical Society studies the Stone Age ... Page 10 June 28, 2012 Vol. 84, No. 21 Glades County arrests ...Page 11 MHHS Honor Roll ... Page 18 Crossword Puzzle ...Page 9 50¢ Plus ta x Local man robbed after accident ... Page 11 Special to the Glades County DemocratSummer fun!The Ortona Community Association’s Summer Program is off to a great start with plenty of time on the playground and special activities. Last week the children enjoyed a visit from FWC of cers (photo below). For more on the story, see page 13. By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Despite the protests and fears, Florid a Power and Light is going ahead with its installation of the new digital smart meter on area homes and businesses. The new meter will replace analog meters and is part of the power provider’s investment into smart grid technology aimed at making their service more reliable and ef cient. The new digital meters also make it convenient for customers to go online and monitor their use of electricity. FPL started swapping out the meters in 2009 and, so far, have installed 3.4 million throughout Florida. According to FPL spokesperson Elaine Hinsdale the company began installing the new meters in Glades and Charlotte counties in late April and expect to complete the installation of about 109,000 b y September. “Customers will be fully activated on the new, enhanced electric grid by earl y next year,” she said in a phone interview. “So, we’re more than 60 percent of the way through our installation with nearl y 68,000 installed.” While the new meters are expected to improve FPL’s service, they are also sparking some controversy. Opponents claim the meters are a health hazard due to the radio frequenc y emitted by the device; that they are a re hazard; and, the meter could let hackers know if a home is occupied or not. Because of those perceptions, some county commissions in Florida have passed resolutions allowing citizens to opt out o f having the new meters placed on their homes. As of May 1 Indian River, Volusia, Brevard and Charlotte counties have all FPL ‘smart’ meters draw questionsSee METERS — Page 20 Fishing report ... Page 2 SW Florida Ag report ... Page 5

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BY MARK KINGWe are well into June and the shing on Lake Okeechobee is still pretty good with bass being caught on arti cial lures as well as a few on wild shiners. The lake level has gone up to 11.77 feet above sea level, which is over two feet higher then it was this time last year. With the rain that we have been receiving it should go up even higher. The water temperature has been pretty high and the air temperature isn't much better. The early morning bite seems to be the best but you can still catch a few bass in the heat of the day, even if they are smaller. During the hot summer months here in South Florida, I prefer to get out early and don't really recommend using live bait. I have much better success using arti cial lures. I have still been shing a large portion of the lake from King's Bar to Pelican Bay with the deciding factor being the wind. Areas like King's Bar, the outside of Indian Prairie, Horse Island, and Bird Island have all been good up north and down south the airport hole. Norman's channel, the spoil island out the Clewiston channel, and the spoil island out Uncle Joe's have all been good places to sh. It is summer time in South Florida and the bass shing is slower than what it is during the winter months, but there are still plenty of bass to catch. I have been using mostly soft plastic worms to catch bass this time of the year with the Gambler Ace being my go to bait in the summer. I Carolina rig it, sh it Texas rigged, and also use it wacky style to catch bass from deep water to very shallow. I have also been catching bass on a lipless crankbaits and the Gambler 5" Paddle tail worm. As you can see, summer shing on Okeechobee doesn't require a lot of different tackle. I have also been guiding for tarpon in the Florida Keys with good success this past couple months and as this will start to slow down and only a few resident tarpon will be in the area, I will be offering shark shing trips as well as some snapper shing. There are still some nice tarpon to be caught all summer long in the Keys but the numbers of sh will be less. I want everyone to get out on the water this summer but a couple things to keep in mind is drink plenty of water and use sunscreen throughout the day during this time of the year. Be sure and keep an eye on the weather as storms can move in very quickly. Until next time, tight lines, good luck, and I hope to see everyone on the water soon.Captain Mark King is a full time guide an d tournament angler guiding out of the worl d famous Roland Martin’s Marina and Resort in Clewiston, Florida, and also in the Florida Keys out of Marathon area. Mark is an IGFA Certi e d Captain, active member of the Florida Guide Association and the Florida Outdoor Writers Association. Mark can be contacted at 863-6770983 or at www.markking shing.com and www. tarponinthekeys.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on July 11, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida, to consider the Preliminary Plat Application of OB Rialto CRE Holdings, LLC (PL12-0001), a subdivision of a portion of Section 04, Township 43 South, Range 29 East. The subdivision is located on Riverbend Drive, north of the Caloosahatchee River, and is to the west of the Riverbend residential subdivision. Copies of the “les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Petition Number: PL12-0001 Applicant: OB Florida CRE Holdings, LLC; represented by H.L. Bennett, P.E., P.L.S. Location: Riverbend Drive, LaBelle, FL Property size: 29.82 +/acres Request: The applicant is seeking approval of a preliminary plat for an eight-lot single family residential development with one shared driveway connection to Riverbend Drive. Orvell Howard, Chair Hendry County Local Planning Agency NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMINARY PLAT APPLICATION HENDRY COUNTY 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report SUBMITTED PHOTO "I Carolina rig it, sh it Texas rigged, and also use it wacky style to catch bass."— Mark King

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SFWMD land acquisition history explainedEnvironmental restoration took a muchw elcomed step forward this month with federal and state consensus on a suite of projects to achieve Everglades water quality improvements. Timely implementation of the new projects—to be built by the South Florida Water Management District over the coming years—would not be possible without needed tracts of land already in public ownership. Regrettably, effective strategies used a decade ago to acquire land for restoration purposes have recently come under criticism. It’s easy to forget the context in which Florida’s explosive growth in the early and mid-2000s provided the impetus—and the resources—to place hundreds of thousands of acres of land into public ownership. Anyone who lived in Florida at that time w ill remember its fast-paced real estate market. As development increased and property v alues escalated, it made sense for the District to set aside lands ahead of the design and construction of projects associated with long-term restoration programs. One of these programs was the state-federal Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, just getting under way. The District’s responsibility as its local sponsor was unambiguous: acquire land for the restoration projects. The land acquisition program accomplished its goals. From 2000 to 2008, the District put close to 165,000 acres into public ownership for Kissimmee River Restoration, the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan and other water resource purposes. And, the $1.6 billion invested in land during those years has brought tangible results. In the restored Kissimmee, for example, we have vastly expanded the river’s oodplain, holding more water north of Lake Okeechobee and thereby reducing harmful discharges to coastal estuaries. Throughout this oodplain, wetlands have expanded and sh and wildlife have returned, including nine species of long-absent waterfowl. Moreover, the public has gained a recreational gem in the heart of the northern Everglades. A challenge then—and now—is that the District’s need for certain parcels is determined by speci c geographic locations where water resource protection and restoration are needed. As a result, some acquisitions took place through the state’s formal condemnation process, which increases costs. Wherever possible, the District worked to achieve negotiated acquisitions, even if the nal price exceeded appraised value. In the long run, that approach saved taxpayer dollars rather than squandered them, as some critics have charged. The years of intensive land buying are behind us. We are now focused on putting publicly owned acreage to its very best use, whether building on-site projects, swapping for lands in more critical locations or leveraging it to gain the resources needed to carry out restoration work. At the same time, we are looking internally to assess what worked well for our land programs in the past and what needs revision for today. Already, the District has taken multiple steps to improve many of its land management processes. These include: updates to our leasing policies; organizational changes to better align real estate, land management and land stewardship activities; inventorying District lands to identify properties not directly needed for restoration or mission-speci c purposes; review of the District’s land surplusing protocols; and close coordination with the Department of Environmental Protection for land surplusing as well as any needed acquisitions. In all cases, the District’s policy making, land acquisitions and surplusing activities are carried out under Governing Board direction in accordance with state statutes and as part of an open and public process. To further enhance transparency, we have posted land-related documents and contracts to the District’s website, providing for ready access by the public. These steps re ect our continued focus District-wide on reviewing and improving the agency’s business, administration and operational practices. Our ongoing goal is to ensure the agency is operating prudently, effectively and ef ciently in the best interest of South Florida’s water resources and its taxpayers. Melissa L. Meeker Executive Director South Florida Water Management District 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 Letters to the Editor Courtesy photo/ Florida ArchivesLooking Back ...Jessie Ruth Stokes was 5 years old in this photo from 1902. She was born in Texas and lived in Moore Haven and Arcadia. She married Edward Lano Brannon. She died in 1980. Do you have an old photo to share? Email it to gcdnews@ newszap.com.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsEach of us has a major role to play in the quality of our health. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, your health outcomes are determined by the following: 10 percent medical care (which includes dental); 20 percent environment; 20 percent genetic; 50 percent based on healthy behaviors. Speci cally, those healthy behaviors include: Eating a healthy diet. Choose more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Exercise. You don't need to be a long distance runner to get the healthy bene ts. A good walk every day will do. Don't use tobacco. The United States has reduced tobacco use by signi cant proportions, but death rates from the effects of tobacco use are still too high. Limit your alcohol intake. Avoid substance abuse in all forms. Get enough rest. Too much rest or too little rest can often indicate other issues such as depression. Avoid risky behaviors. (Always think safety. Wear a seatbelt, use a condom during sex, wear a helmet while riding a bike) Decrease your stress levels. (Take your pet for a walk, read a book, relax with a friend, do something that makes you feel happy!) Make regular visits to your healthcare provider. Sometimes they can spot health issues before they become a major problem. Making small changes over time can get you and your family on a healthy track. You can make a difference in the quality of your health. Prevention is the best medicine. Scienti c research continues to con rm that weight control, good nutrition, exercise, and supplementation can positively impact how you feel right now, as well as your health in the future. We Can Make a Difference in Our Health Hendry Regional Medical Center is joining the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) in urging people to use sound judgment and ear plugs in celebrating the 4th of July, America's noisiest day of the year. The single bang of a recracker at close range can permanently damage hearing in an instant. Hendry Regional and BHI also are encouraging people to protect their hearing when participating in other loud, summertime activities, including concerts, stock car races, the use of lawn mowers and power equipment, shooting practice, power boating, and when listening to MP3 players and other electronic devices with earbuds and headphones. Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. Ten million Americans have already suffered irreversible hearing damage from noise, and 30 million are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day. Children are most vulnerable. "Noise-induced hearing loss can be life-changing, but it also is highly preventable," says Dr. Andrea Livingston, the new audiologist at Hendry Regional Medical Center. "That's why this 4th of July, the hospital is raising awareness within the community of the risk that reworks pose to hearing. People are encouraged to leave the reworks to the professionals and to use earplugs when attending reworks celebrations." Disposable ear plugs, made of foam or silicone, are typically available at local pharmacies. They're practical because you still can hear music and the conversation of those around you when you have them in your ears, but when they t snuggly, they're effective in adequatel y blocking out dangerously loud sounds. Hendry Regional also reminds the public that regular hearing checks are critically important for detecting earl y hearing loss and for getting appropriate help in order to minimize the negative impact that unaddressed hearing loss can have on quality-of-life. BHI offers a free and con dential online hearing check (http://www.hearingcheck. org/) where people can quickly assess if they need a more comprehensive hearing test by a hearing professional. Numerous studies have linked untreated hearing loss to a wide range of physical and emotional conditions, including impaired memory and ability to learn new tasks, reduced alertness, increased risk of personal safety, irritability, negativism, anger, fatigue, tension, stress, depression, reduced income, and diminished psychological and overall health. "Prevention is so critical to preserving our hearing, especially for children who are at highest risk for noise-induced hearing loss," says Sergei Kochkin, PhD, BHI's Executive Director. "So make sure your family and friends fully enjoy the summer and 4th of July festivities by celebrating smart; leave the reworks to the professionals. Stay a safe distance away, and pack the earplugs. Remember: close to 40 percent of hearing loss is preventable with proper protection." HRMC Warns Against Hearing Injuries

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 BY GENE MCAVOY UF/IFAS Hendry County ExtensionA word of advice to farmers and ranchers as w e move into our summer season it is that time of year again it is just plain hot and it is easy to get into weather related problems. In addition, the rainy season is here and chance of lightening is increased. As the heat index rises with the summer approaching; farmers, ranchers, and agricultural contactors should monitor all workers and make sure that adequate water is available for drinking. Heat related illness takes the lives of several workers in Florida each year. Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. In fact, on average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than oods, lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes combined. Here are some tips for dealing with heat related issues:Heat ProblemsRemember To Drink Before You Feel Thirsty! Heat related illnesses like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, can all be avoided by taking in plenty of uids including water or sports drinks, relocating to a cooler environment, and stretching or massaging cramped areas of your body gently.Heat CrampsRest in a cool place, drink sports drink, and stretch the cramped muscle.Heat ExhaustionHeat exhaustion, which is a more serious condition and follows heat cramps, is the inability of the body to cool itself down. Individual is hot and sweaty. Contributing factors include dehydration, alcohol use, and being overdressed. In order to overcome this issue, you should cool yourself down by misting with cool water or a shower, or loosen tight tting clothing to allow the skin to breathe.Move the victim to a cool place, give the person sports drinks, lay them down, and elevate their legs, remove excess clothing, sponge with cool water, and fan the person. If there's no improvement within half an hour, call 911.Heat StrokeIndividual is clammy and dry. This is the big one! This one can, and does, kill. Heat stroke, de ned by the Mayo Clinic as a core body temperature of 104 degrees or higher, is something growers working in the elds are at risk of. Heat illness requires immediate attention to avoid serious complications, so knowing the symptoms is key. If you notice you are having symptoms such as headache/nausea, rapid breathing and pulse, confusion, loss of consciousness, or ceasing to perspire, get help immediately. In addition, to prevent heat stroke from occurring, avoid sitting in parked cars where temperatures can raise quickly, be sure to wear temperature-appropriate clothing, drink plenty of hydrating uids, and avoid working in the hottest part of the day. Call 911 immediately even if the victim seems to be improving; move the victim to a cool place, remove excess clothing, keep the head and shoulders slightly elevated, fan the victim and spray with water, place ice packs under the arms, by the groin and sides of the neck where the big veins are. Ice will help cool the blood. Here is a link to more info on avoiding heat related illness from the National Weather Service www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml With summer comes our daily thunderstorms and lightning! Lightning strikes kill 75 100 people annually in the United States and we are luck y enough to live and work in Florida the lightning "Capitol." Please make sure your employees are aware of the dangers of lightning and that your supervisors monitor the weather daily to plan their activities. During this time of year thunderstorms can be a daily occurrence and a safety hazard to eld workers. Florida has about one million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes each year. The number one area for fatalities is in open elds, followed by water related areas, under trees, and while driving equipment like farm tractors. These occur mostly in the months of June and July in the afternoon at about 3:45 p.m. For more info on lightning safety go to www. lightningsafety.noaa.gov. For more information on these and other agricultural safety issues, feel free to contact the Hendry County Extension Service at 863-674-4092 or 863-983-1453 or email gmcavoy@ifas.u .edu. Southwest Florida Ag Update: From Be Safe This Summer

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection received noti cation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the permit and associated projects the Department submitted on June 6, satisfy all of EPA's previous objections and are suf cient to achieve the stringent water quality requirements for the Everglades. This action paves the way for the Department to move forward with the state's permitting process to implement a historic plan including an achievable strategy and enforceable schedule for constructing an array of treatment projects and associated water storage to improve water quality in the Everglades. Last October, Governor Rick Scott directed DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr., and South Florida Water Management District Executive Director Melissa L. Meeker to work collaboratively with EPA to expand water quality improvement projects and achieve the ultra-low state water quality standard established for the Everglades. Months of scienti c and technical discussions led to the comprehensive plan, which the Department will enforce through state-issued permits and consent orders that include milestones for project completion, as well as enforcement mechanisms to ensure the milestones are met. The plan calls for the District to construct approximately 6,500 acres of additional stateof-the-art stormwater treatment areas and close to 110,000 acre-feet of associated water storage. Many core project components will be designed, constructed and operational within six years. "Governor Scott recognizes both the environmental and economic importance of a healthy Everglades, which is why he made Everglades restoration a top priority for the state," said Secretary Vinyard. "Thanks to EPA's expeditious review of our revised permit, we are moving forward on a comprehensive plan that is in the best interest of the Everglades and Florida's taxpayers." As part of the implementation process, the Department last week submitted to EPA a revised National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, along with an associated consent order, that authorizes the operation of 57,000 acres of existing Stormwater Treatment Areas south of Lake Okeechobee. Because EPA reviewed and agreed the revised permit meets the previous objections, the state will continue to move forward with its open and transparent permitting process. Next, the Department will issue a Notice of Draft, followed by Notice of Intent to Issue the Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and state-issued Everglades Forever Act permit and associated consent orders, which are subject to administrative review under state law. "This integrated plan will clean up water to protect the unique wetland system that makes up the Everglades Protection Area," said District Executive Director Meeker. "With a rm commitment to design, construct and operate a comprehensive and sciencebased suite of remedies, the District is taking a landmark step toward meeting the water quality needs of America's Everglades. We will continue to work closely with our federal partners to nalize and implement these important projects." Highlights of the strategies include: Design, construction and completion of 90 percent (99,000 acre-feet) of the required associated storage within four years. Capable of storing 32 billion gallons of water, the Flow Equalization Basins will be located adjacent to existing stormwater treatment areas in the Everglades. This advanced combination of "green" technologies will better optimize water deliveries to new and existing treatment facilities, allowing water managers to treat runoff to extremely low levels of phosphorus for the rst time in the state's environmental history. Doubling the size of Stormwater Treatment Area 1-West adjacent to the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. The District will construct 4,700 acres of additional treatment by 2018 and start construction on another 1,800 acres that same year. This expansion spanning ten square miles will increase by 50 percent the treatment capacity of water quality facilities currently discharging into the Refuge. Improving treatment in the western Everglades by adding 11,000 acre-feet of associated storage in the C-139 Basin that is capable of storing 3.5 billion gallons. Improving the operation of existing treatment wetlands in the western Everglades by retro tting 800 acres of constructed wetlands in Stormwater Treatment Area 5. State-issued and enforceable Everglades Forever Act and Clean Water Act permits, including stringent discharge limits, for each of the District's stormwater treatment areas. A robust science plan to ensure continued biological, ecological and operational research to improve and optimize the performance of water quality treatment technologies. The District's constructed wetlands and ow equalization basins utilize cutting-edge science and engineering and are the largest of their kind in the nation. Utilizing thousands of acres of land already in public ownership, which minimizes impacts to Florida's agricultural-based economy and accelerating construction of new projects. Regional source controls in areas of the eastern Everglades where phosphorus levels in runoff has been historically higher. Creation of approximately 1,550 direct jobs and 15,350 indirect jobs through construction of these facilities. To protect the Everglades' unique makeup of ora and fauna, the Department established a stringent phosphorus water quality standard of 10 parts per billion (ppb). This ultra-low phosphorus limit for the Everglades is six times cleaner than rainfall and 100 times lower than limits established for discharges from industrial facilities. To reduce nutrient pollution to the Everglades and achieve state and federal water quality requirements, the District constructed massive treatment wetlands known as Stormwater Treatment Areas that use plants to naturally remove phosphorus from water owing into the Everglades. State law also requires best management practices on the 640,000 acres of agricultural land south of Lake Okeechobee. More than 45,000 acresor 70 square milesof treatment area are today operational and treating water to average phosphorus levels of less than 40 ppb and as low as 12 ppb. The District is completing construction of an additional 11,500 acres this month. Together with best farming practices, stormwater treatment areas have prevented more than 3,800 tons of phosphorus from entering the Everglades since 1994. This past year, the treatment wetlands treated 735,000 acre-feet of water and reduced the total phosphorus loads to the Everglades Protection Area by 79 percent. This plan to improve water quality builds upon Florida's $1.8 billion investment in Everglades water quality improvements to ensure achievement of the 10 ppb ambient water quality standard for the Everglades Protection Area. The schedule for implementing new projects balances economic realities with engineering, permitting, science and construction limitations. The plan proposes to utilize a combination of state and district revenues to complete the projects. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Sandra Elaine Jones, 73FRANKLIN, N.C. Sandra Elaine Jones, age 73, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012. Born in Hendry County, Fla. she was the daughter of the late Henry Cecil and Anna Mae Dupuis Jones. She was married to Wendell J ones for 52 years. She was the second child born at the Elks Lodge when it was a hospital and the rst Sandra born in Clewiston. She was a 1957 graduate of Clewiston High School w here she played basketball and was a cheerleader. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for U.S. Sugar Company for 23 years, and worked for Hendry County Florida School System as a bus driver and teacher's assistant. She attended Prentiss Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Jones is surv ived by one daughter, Julie Jones Follis of Maryville, Tenn.; two sisters, Claire Vaughn and Cecile Watson, both of Highlands, N.C.; one brother, K. S. "Butch" Jones of Moore Haven, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Jordan and Jayme Follis. Funeral Services were 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston with Pastor David Brown of ciating. Interment was in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Pallbearers w ere Mark Deitz, Randy Jones, Rick Jones, Rick Shearer, Marty Jones and Raymond Coots. In lieu of owers donations may be made to y our local Humane Society or St. Judes Children's Hospital. You can light a candle and send condolences to the Jones family at www.akin-davis.com or at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com or by email condolences@bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral HomeClewiston, Fla. Arrangements by: Bryant-Grant Funeral Home-Franklin, N.C. VOTE BRENDA HOOTS for HENDRY COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS21 Years of Experience in the Elections Of“cePolitical Advertisement Paid for and approved by Brenda Hoots Democrat for Supervisor of Elections Primary Election Aug. 14, 2012 Early Voting July 30 to Aug. 11 General Election Nov. 6, 2012 Early Voting Oct. 22 to Nov. 3 The Books close for Party changes and New registrations 29 days before each election. Unable to Vote Early or go to the Polls on Election Day, request an absentee ballot from the Supervisor of Elections Of“ce. In LaBelle call 863675-5230 and in Clewiston call 863902-3393. PRIMARY ELECTION Books CloseREGISTER TO VOTE: For the August 14, 2012, Primary Election at the Supervisor of Elections Of“ce, LaBelle Courthouse, the Clewiston Sub-of“ce, any Drivers License Of“ce, Public Assistance Of“ce and all Public Libraries. The Voter Registration Books close on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. ELECCI"N DE PRIMARIA Libros Se Cierran REGISTRESE para VOTAR el 14 de Agosto, 2012, para la Eleccin de Primaria, registrese en la O“cina de Elecciones, en el Edi“cio de la Corte en LaBelle, y la Sub-o“cina de Clewiston, y en la O“cina de licencia, O“cinas de Assistencias Publicas y Libreria Publica. Los libros de registracion se sierran el Lunes, 16 de Julio, 2012 a las 5:00 p.m. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida F.S. 97.055 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 OBITUARY Florida Moving Forward with Plan to Improve Water Quality in America’s Everglades We are not alone.Theres a wonderful world around us. Full of fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our kids are not getting the chance to learn about their world. When surveys show that half of Americas youth cannot locate India or Iraq on a map, then we have to wonder what they do know about their world. Thats why we created MyWonderfulWorld.org. Its part of a free National Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the power of global knowledge. Go there today and help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free parent and teacher action kits. And let your kids begin the adventure of a lifetime. Its a wonderful world. Explore!

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry/Glades AudubonWhite Ibis are highly sociable birds who are often seen foraging in ocks and nesting in large colonies. They are one of the most numerous resident wading birds; however their numbers are declining in Florida. White Ibis are designated as a "State-designated Species of Special Concern" by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Adult White Ibis are about 22-27 inches tall. They are smaller than Wood Storks and larger than Cattle Egrets. Adults have a long, downcurved, bright, red bill and long red legs. Adult plumage is white with black wing tips which are usually only visible when they are in ight. Their neck is outstretched when in ight. These Ibis will y in strings while apping and gliding and often soar in circles. Immature birds are shaped like the adults. Fledglings have largely brown plumage with only the upper wing and underparts being white. They reach adult size and weight at around two years of age. This bird's call is a harsh nasal "umk, umk." White Ibis forage for food in shallow water, commonly feeding in fresh water marshes, mud ats, ooded pastures, grassy elds, or on lawns. They feed mainly on cray sh and crabs, but will also eat insects, snakes, frogs, and sh. These birds nd food by torch when they sweep their bill from side to side or at other times by sight. White Ibis may steal food from each other or have their food stolen by larger bird species. White Ibis usually breed in large mixed-species colonies located over standing water in a variety of habitats including mangroves, swamps, and freshwater marshes or on coastal islands. The breeding pair builds the nest, with the male bringing most of the materials and the female constructing the nest. The round nest of sticks, reeds, and grasses is built at ground level or up to 50 feet above ground. Both parents take turns incubating the one to four cream-to-greenish colored eggs which hatch in about three weeks. They feed the young regurgitated food. The edglings may leave the colony to forage with the adults at about seven weeks of age. During the rst Breeding Bird Atlas Survey there were very few reports of breeding White Ibis in inland Florida and no con rmed breeding records for Hendry County. Breeding Bird Atlas #2 surveys for 2012-2016 are underway. Volunteers are needed to report breeding birds in the Priority #6 Blocks in inland Florida including White Ibis. Ninety percent of the data collection is done between May 1 and July 31. Once a species if con rmed breeding in a block the observers then try to locate other breeding species. For information contact Margaret England (information below). You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for free birding trips to STA5 on Saturday morning July 14 or August 18. Photographers, groups, and families are welcome to participate in the escorted trips. For reservations, directions, or carpool for trips contact Margaret England at sta5birding@ embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org for the 2012-2013 STA5 schedule. Check for updates on the Hendry-Glades Audubon Facebook page. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 Inland Birding Fun: White Ibis (WHIB) Margaret England PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEWhite Ibis Juvenile. PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEWhite Ibis Adult.

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Candidate Forum June 28The rst of the summer series of forums for candidates for political of ce in Glades County will be hosted by the Ortona Community Association on Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. The forum will be held at the Ortona community hall on Hwy. 78A (Ortona Locks Road). Each candidate will be invited to speak for ve minutes. If time allows following the presentations, questions will be taken from the audience. All are welcome. For further information, contact: Fran Way, 863-675-7880, or franwayrn@aol.com.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. Trophies will be awarded for rst and second place. There w ill be a one-hour time limit per game. Each team must provide a game ball. The event w ill follow ASA guidelines. Please contact J B at 863-254-7088; Tony at 863-227-1141; or King at 863-227-3081 for information. 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 is open for business at 2 p.m. They will serve drinks only, and all the popular beer and wines. All American Legion members in the area are invited to stop in and check us out. Well drinks are priced at $2.50 for beer. Hours of operation are yet to be de ned, but they will be open at 2 p.m. every day. Call 863-763-5901 with questions.BHR VFW plans July 4 celebrationBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, on State Road 78 W. will host their Fourth Annual 4th of July Celebration. The fun will begin at 2 p.m. on July 4, with music, food and lots of activities. Music will be by John Gallagher. Food for sale will include sandwiches, grilled and smoked sausages, burgers, corn, beans and cole slaw. Games will include a doubleelimination corn hole tournament, which w ill have a $5 entry fee with 100 percent payoff. The Men's Auxiliary will host a JailN-Bail. There will be a Red Solo Cup Sale and Cake Walk by the Ladies Auxiliary. A ag retirement ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Fireworks will be at dark. All proceeds go to help veterans and veterans' families. The public is invited.Football camp plannedMuck Area' Christian Football Camp will be held July 28, at Moore Haven Jr-Sr High School Field for Grades 7-12. Cost is $10. The camp will feature former and current pro and college players, along with high school coaches. Recruiters from various colleges are also expected to attend. To reserve a spot or for more information, call Rod at 561-809-8300 or email rfelt10@aol.com.Road closed for constructionAvenue K from Terrier Price Drive through Ninth Street will be closed for construction until further notice according to the Glades County Public Safety Of ce.Eagles announce upcoming events in Moore HavenFraternal Order of Eagles #4523, 101 Avenue J, Moore Haven plans the following June activities for members and friends. Tuesday: Bingo at 7 p.m. (open to the public); Wednesday: Pool tournament, 7 p.m.; Friday: Steak Dinners, 5 8 p.m. (open to the public); Saturday: Free pool and Juke box, 7-10 p.m.; Sunday: Breakfast served on the rst and third Sunday of each month from 811 a.m. (open to the public). Meetings are as follows: Men Aerie second and fourth Thursdays at 7 p.m. Lady Auxiliary rst and third Thursdays at 7 p.m. Installations class last Sunday of month at 2 p.m.Lakeport Community News 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 Aug. 9. Volunteers are needed to help with the program. For more information, please call 608-345-1324.Narcotics Anonymous meetsNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more information, please call 863-634-4780.Pet Rescue hosts dog behaviorist, Tibor FeigelOKEECHOBEE -Dog Training Seminar with Dog behaviorist, Tibor Feigel of ZEN K-9 is returning to the Okeechobee Pet/Rescue shelter, on U.S. Highway 98 in Okeechobee (just north of the Okeechobee Livestock Market) by popular demand on July 15, from 1 until 3 p.m. Tibor Feigel lead trainer of Zen-K9 will address owner behavior concerns and behavioral modi cation during a two-hour seminar. Tickets are on sale in advance at the Pet/Rescue shelter. Seating is limited. Cost is $25 per person or $45 per family. Those who adopted dogs from the shelter will get a $5 discount. Dogs in the SPIN program at Glades Correctional Institute are from Okeechobee Pet/Rescue.ACT offers servicesAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information, please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273Free Summer VPK ProgramIf your child is entering kindergarten in the fall and did not attend the VPK program during the 2011-2012 school year, he/she is entitled to the 300 hour summer VPK program. This full day summer VPK program is available at Moore Haven Elementary School. Summer VPK will begin June 13 and end on Aug. 2. To register, please contact: Sara Everett at 863-946-0737 or Wanda Huggins at 863-946-2083.Citizen’s Observer Patrol Academy openCitizen's Observer Patrol Academy is a comprehensive course geared towards educating interested citizens about the Sheriff's Of ce day-to-day operations and functions and to educate them about Florida law and their public rights. For more information or to enroll, please call Marion Schramm at 863-946-1600, ext. 2139.VFW Post #9528 in BHR plans activitiesLocated at 29012 E. Hwy. 78, Buckhead Ridge would invite area residents to their activities. The post opens at 11 a.m. daily. The y are accepting applications for new members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. The VFW meets every second and fourth Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Male Auxiliary meets every third Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Ladies Auxiliary and AMVET Ladies meet every second Tuesday at 10 a.m. and AMVETS meet the rst Saturday at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Commander Gordon Bruens at 863-467-2882. Tobacco cessation classes availableNew tobacco cessation classes are available at the Moore Haven Public Library. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is provided by attending the classes. Please contact Angelica Pena to register, or for more information call 863-902-3019.Amateur Radio Emergency drills plannedTerri and Austin Moorhouse will be hosting as the Net Control Operators for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) for Glades County under the support and control of the Glades County Emergency Management EOC. The ARES-RACES Network was established to provide emergency communications during civil emergencies such as oods, hurricanes, tornadoes or any other civil emergency. All licensed Amateur Radio Operators in or near the Glades County area are invited and encouraged to participate in the ARES-RACES Net test drills held every Thursday evening at 8 p.m. on the two-meter frequency of 147.300 Hz on the Glades County Repeater W4TEJ 147.300 + 600 PL 100.00 HZ. In order to "check in," operators need only to give their call sign followed by their rst name. Interested parties please contact Angela Snow Colegrove at the Emergency Management Operations Center 863-946-6020 or Austin Moorhouse at 683-946-0697. Glades at a Glance 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 28, 2012

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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 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 Crossword Puzzle Bath Salts were a hot topic this month due to the rise in erratic behavior from people who have used the drug. The truth is though, that this is not an entirely brand new drug. Legislative action on this drug goes back to 2009 when a North Florida woman attacked her mother with a machete and state lawmakers began the push to ban the product. What are Bath Salts? The drug called Bath Salts is very different from the product that you put into a bath. The only reason why they have the same name is because the products look similar like a ne powder. You will not nd the "bath salt" drug at Bath & Body Works or Bed, Bath and Beyond. The bath salt drug is considered a stimulant; it is made up of several chemicals. The chemicals are synthetic derivatives of cathinone, a central nervous system stimulant, which is an active chemical found naturally in the khat plant. Mephedrone and MDPV (3-4 methylene-dioxypyrovalerone) are two of the designer cathinones most commonly found in these "bath salt" products. "Bath salt" stimulant products are sold in powder form in small plastic or foil packages of 200 and 500 milligrams under various brand names. Street Names include: Bliss, Blue Silk, Cloud Nine, Drone, Energy-1, Ivory Wave, Lunar Wave, Meow Meow, Ocean Burst, Pure Ivory, Purple Wave, Red Dove, Snow Leopard, Stardust, Vanilla Sky, White Dove, White Knight, and White Lightening. What are the effects? People who abuse these substances have reported agitation, insomnia, irritability, dizziness, depression, paranoia, delusions, suicidal thoughts, seizures, and panic attacks. Users have also reported effects including impaired perception of reality, reduced motor control, and decreased ability to think clearly. The speed of onset is 15 minutes, while the length of the high from these drugs is four to six hours. It is especially troubling that the longterm effects of the drug are unknown, because the drug has only been used widely within the past decade. We don't know what the future will hold or exactly how people will be affected So why would a teen or young adult, or anyone for that matter, make a decision to use “Bath Salts?” For some, it is to get high or escape, but for many others it is to get energy or endurance to make it through the day. Many people not just teens feel overworked and overstressed, and in those situations, a stimulant can have a lot of appeal. Peer pressure or curiosity can play a large role, and often teens don't know what the effects will be until it's too late. Anecdotally, potential users may think that Bath Salts are safer than methamphetamine. They may perceive them to be legal. They may think that they would not test positive at work or at school if they use it. If you walk into some convenience stores or gas stations, you may see a whole display of pills and packages marked as "vitamins" or "energy boosters." Some may be legal, and some may not be. Calls to poison control centers in the US regarding severe reactions and overdoses due to the drug increased dramatically from 300 in 2010 to over 6,000 by the end of 2011. The Truth About Bath Salts

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 By Anne CoffeyThe Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) will present a public workshop on the ATLATL (prehistoric tool used before bow and arrow) on Saturday, July 7, at the Caloosahatchee Regional Park, 18500 North River Road in Alva, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. There is a parking fee of $1 per hour or $5 for the day in the park. These fascinating shows will continue throughout the year at various locations in the Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties area. The public is encouraged to attend. By the way, that prehistoric tool looks like an arm-length stick w ith a hook on the bottom end. The Glades County Historical Society recently hosted an evening with Butch Wilson, curator and director of the Clewiston Museum, to tell stories of the part that South Florida played in the Civil War. Mr. Wilson was so w ell informed and interesting that the audience was reluctant to end the evening. A program at the historic Westergaard House last March was well received as Brenda Walker, Annette Snapp and University of W est Florida grad student, Tara Guiliano, showed the methods used to research old cemeteries in the Old Bethel Cemetery in Crestview, Fla. Local legends rumored that Civil War veterans were buried there but the explorations did not prove the legend. GCHS is anticipating a February exhibit of reproduction Stone Age tools thought to be used here in this area. GCHS will resume regular meetings in September. Meantime, the Westergaard House can be reserved for meetings or events. Non-pro t organizations can reserve the house free of charge; private citizens will be charged $25 for each event such as wedding or baby showers, parties and other gettogethers. GCHS is in need of an antique working refrigerator, or any type of refrigerator for their kitchen. The kitchen presently has a 1921 kitchen range donated by LaVerne and Dan Lawrence of Columbia, S.C. and M Resort. It is in perfect working order after being installed by Dennis Grif n Electric & A.C. Company. Reproduction bathroom xtures were installed by Nightingale Plumbing of Moore Haven. (GCHS discontinued the exhibit of termites after Orkin Pest Control and Keith Bonanno, inspector eliminated them.) For further information, phone Julie Wigton at 863-946-2060 or Anne Coffey at 863801-5199. Glades Historical Society getting into the Stone Age Special to the Glades County DemocratThe Westergaard House, which is the meeting place for the Glades County Historical Society, can be reserved for meetings and events. This is free to nonpro t organizations and a modest $25 fee for events such as baby showers and parties.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 By Anne CoffeyJim Hunter of Palmdale worked most of Friday, June 15, helping a friend put a new oor in his house. The day was a typical South Florida hot-as-hades day and Mr. Hunter, being a lifetime workaholic, was his usual self. He started early, lifting sheets of plywood up a staircase, throwing the old materials onto his atbed trailer, and in general, w orking in the un-air conditioned house as though there would be no tomorrow. He headed home in his recently acquired w ork truck to Palmdale around 3 p.m. As he turned to 8th St. into his drive, he blacked out causing his truck to hit a ditch, grill rst, into the sand. "All I recall is that I was being thrown all over the front seat, back and forth," he said. "When I came to there was a boy coming to help me. I told him to open the door. I staggered out as another boy arrived. I was told that I walked to my house a few yards, but I really can't remember doing that." His friend, Sharon Blaine, phoned his daughter, Julie Hunter, in Moore Haven who quickly drove to Palmdale. They drove him to the Veteran's Administration Hospital in West Palm Beach. Sharon said at rst she didn't give a thought to phoning the Glades County Sheriff's Department. "I was so shook but I knew that if they took him to Clewiston or Lake Placid, it would cost a lot of money. We're on xed incomes. I knew we could get him to the VA quicker without going through lots of paperwork, phone calls, and whatever it would take. He was talking but he started falling asleep. We made him talk all the way. We had him there by 6:30 p.m.," she said. Meantime Mr. Hunter had forgotten that he left his billfold in a pocket on the driver's door. "I told Sharon about this and when she got there, the billfold had been moved and my $780 was gone. I had $700 that I earned working very hard. It was in $100 bills. The $80 was in tens, ves, singles and was spending money. I had spent about $25 of that. I worked in this heat for that money. How could anyone steal from a man when he is down?" he asked. Ms. Blaine said at one period of time there were three teenage boys on the scene. Mr. Hunter remembers the one who opened the truck door, and faintly recalls another. When Glades County Sheriff's Department deputies arrived on the scene, they promised to investigate the incident. Mr. Hunter, a tall man with a jovial manner and a perfectionist with his skills, said the doctors' diagnosis was primarily heat exhaustion. The prognosis is good if he takes time for some rest and relaxation. Local man robbed after accident 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). Doyle Elden Dixon, 31, Polk St., Hollywood, was arrested June 20 by the GCSO on a felony charge of driving while license suspended. His bond was set at $5,000. Codene Shine Jumper-Wigfall, 23, Short St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 21 by the GCSO on a warrant charging her with the felonies of cruelty to animals, possession of cocaine and tampering with a witness, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $50,000. Kevin Charite, 20, N.W. 22nd St., Fort Lauderdale, was arrested June 21 by the GCSO on a Broward County warrant charging him with the felony of delivery of cocaine. He was turned over to Broward County authorities. James Jean-Louis, 25, was arrested June 22 by the GCSO on a Lee County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He was turned over to Lee County authorities. Elkin Jesus Avendano, 56, Roosevelt St., Hollywood, was arrested June 23 by the GCSO on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $700. James Leikeith Hallback, 29, Latum Bell Ave., Moore Haven, was arrested June 24 by the GCSO on felony charges of domestic battery by strangulation and aggravated battery on a pregnant person. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report The Glades County Sheriff's Of ce investigated the following reports of crimes last week. MOORE HAVEN Meadowlark Campground theft Avenue H burglary Investigations Florida is one of the few states that offers this many elaborate displays over water, allowing spectators to view the celebration from the comfort of their boat and making for the perfect holiday outing. There are, however, a few things you should keep in mind before venturing out for an evening on the water. Rusty Gardner, founder of Florida By Water, reminds us that although this can be a great boating experience, safety must always come rst. He offers up a few suggestions: Make sure that all of your navigation lights are working. It is imperative that other boaters are able to see you in the dark. It is very helpful to have a chart plotter or other navigation device on board when navigating at night. Slow speeds are always better in these conditions and an extra lookout can be invaluable. Ensure that you have all of the required safety equipment on board and always wear your life jacket! Never drink and boat. As the captain you are responsible for the safety of everyone on your vessel. With so many boats on the water, the 4th of July is not a time to take risks. Be patient. Boat ramps and waterways will be congested after the reworks. Hang around for a few extra minutes after the display and let the crowds clear out before you head home. Take care when watching reworks by water Moore Haven LIONS Club members are quite proud of their Summer Boot Drive since they collected over $300. This has enabled them to recently purchase eye exams and glasses for two deserving people in the community. They aren't resting on their laurels, however. They have engaged a talented woman from the Seminole Reservation to measure, t and hand and machine sew those colorful, attractive LIONS vests that you have seen on each LIONS member throughout the years. She will be present at the regular meeting of the group on the second Tuesday of July at 5:30 p.m. in the Glades County Sheriff's Department Conference Room. If you are interested in joining this generous, sel ess organization, just ask a member such as Judge Kirby Sullivan, Jim Hunter, Sharon Blaine or Sheriff Stuart Whiddon. Remember, these members help provide eye surgeries for needy children and adults, eye glasses, seeing eye dogs, youth camps and many other vital services. Sometimes helping others helps us take our minds off our own worries! Moore Haven LIONS Club helps provide vision care

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Like us on Facebook BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 G G G G G G e e e e t t t r r e e e e a a a d d d d y y y t t t o o o b b b b e e e e 1 1 1 o o o o f f f f 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W W W i n n n n e e e e r r r r r s s s s s ! ! $ $ $ $ 4TH O O O O F F F J J J U U U U L L L Y Y Y Y C A S H H D D D D D D R R R R A A W W I N N GS100-$100 WINNERS 4th of July HIGHHANDSWIN $50 HOURLY, FROM 2PM … 10PM! 4th of July BingoSession$70 Buy In / $75 with Computer Regular Games pay $750Plus $23K in Jackpot games, Includes two $5K Must Go Jackpots!4PM 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 The Ortona Community Association’s summer program completed a successful rst week with 23 children enrolled and enjoying games, crafts, guest speakers and nourishing food. Ortona is one of six Glades County sites receiving free lunches each day. The lunches are prepared and delivered by Glades Schools with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ortona’s summer recreation program has been expanded from 10 to 32 days, made possible by donations from Ortona citizens and local businesses. The Harry Chapin Food Bank of SW Florida obtained grants from the Jr. League of Lee County and the SW Florida Community Foundation to help Ortona and the other Glades County feeding sites pay for supplies, craft materials and speaker expenses. Amanda Billings, program coordinator reports, “We’ve had an exciting rst week! The kids are enthusiastic and especially happy that we will be here for them all summer. They eagerly look forward to the education programs given by our guest speakers. This week, of cers Jessie Alford and A.J. Maynard brought a boat from Florida Fish and Wildlife and taught the kids the importance of boat safety. Patty Register from Gatorama brought a small alligator that the kids took turns holding. They learned to respect alligators and why to never feed them! Next week we look forward to Zumba for kids and a visit from the forestry folks.” The program is held Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. through Aug. 9. The USDA free lunches are served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and are open to all Glades children from one to 18, whether or not they are enrolled in the recreation program. Ms. Billings states, “There are still a few spaces open in the recreation program for children from the Muse area.” Ortona area children are off to a great summer Special to the Okeechobee NewsPatty Register from Gatorama brought a small alligator to visit the Ortona summer children’s program. The children took turns holding the baby alligator and enjoyed learning about the native reptiles. Special to the Glades County DemocratChildren enjoy doing arts and crafts at the Ortona summer program. Special to the Glades County DemocratThe summer program has been expanded to 32 days and includes children from Ortona and Muse. 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 years old and younger are eligible for meals and activities at no charge. No pre-registration or paperwork is required. Many of the sites will also offer special activities such as storytellers, craft projects and special visitors such as remen and police. The following sites will participate in the Summer Food Service Program:  Lakeport Community Center, 10245 Red Barn Road, Lakeport, 11 a.m. noon;  Palmdale Baptist Church, 510 Seminole, Palmdale, 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.  Ortona Community Park Children’s Building, off State Road 78 in Ortona, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.;  St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 24065 U.S. Highway 27, Moore Haven, 11 a.m.– noon;  St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 1027 Chobee Loop (off SR 78), Buckhead Ridge, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.;  First Missionary Baptist Church, 111 Green Street, Washington Park, noon – 1 p.m.;  Moore Haven Elementary School Cafeteria, 401 Terrier Price Dr., Moore Haven, 11 a.m. noon;  West Glades School, 2500 S. County Road 731 S.W., Muse, 11 a.m.noon; No meals will be served on July 4, 2012 in observance of the Holiday. Sites are open Monday through Thursday. Lunches provided for kids

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OMC Professional Supervisor Auto req ID 862BR Organization: OM5305355 Clew FS-Trd Supt-Mech/Elec/Inst Maint Location: Clewiston Field Station Job Description: This position will assist with managing the physical, scal, and human resources of the Trades Support Mechanical/Hydraulic unit of the Clewiston Field Station. Supervise water resource operations and maintenance program efforts including coordination, implementation, tracking and communication of comprehensive program and project objectives, milestones and schedules. Document, report, budget, and integrate with other District activities. Supervises Diesel Engine Specialist, Millwright, Electronics I/C and Industrial Electrician personnel. Incumbent works with both the superintendent and assistant superintendent to ensure staff’s readiness to respond and support the eld station’s emergency management operations. This includes addressing all regional issues/concerns speci c to a eld station location. Provides direct input to the emergency management operations procedures used by all eld stations. Conduct interviews, train, motivate, assign and evaluate work. Provide technical and programmatic coordination and interaction with other District units, government agencies, and the public. Employment Guideline: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related eld and 6+plus years experience in the operation and maintenance of water management works including increasingly responsible experience in construction, maintenance, and operation of program area of responsibility which also includes 2+ years supervisory experience. Preference will be given to candidates with Certi cations in Mechanical and/or Hydraulic eld(s). Valid State of Florida Driver’s License is required. Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role. Salary Minimum: $44,740.80 Salary Midpoint: $53,164.80 Salary MaximuM: $76,668.80 To apply and learn more about South Florida Water Management District please visit our website at www.sfwmd.gov. Click on Careers, Scroll to Find Search and Apply and click on Search Openings. In the keyword search window insert job #862BR. South Florida Water Management District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MULTI-CRAFT WELDER/MECHANIC FULL TIME PERMANENT $23.68 per hour Mechanical skills Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes, fans, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure vessels. WELDING (Able to pass a 6G welding Test). Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply on line at www.ussugar.com Treehouse Learning CenterSEEKING FULL TIMEPRESCHOOL & TODDLER TEACHER Must have current CDA & experience. Apply at: Treehouse Learning Center, 1309 N.W. Ave. L., Belle Glade. Florida Community Health Centers Moore Haven has the following openings: 1. Front Desk FT, Computer exp. needed. Healthcare experience and bilingual preferred. 2. Medical Assistant FT Must have 1 yr experience. 3. Dental Assistant FT Must have 1 yr experience. 4. Environmental Services/Janitorial Part Time, responsible for housekeeping duties. Handyman skills helpful. Bilingual (Spanish/English) pref. Competitive salary & excl bene ts. Fax resume to (561) 844-1013 or e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. HEALTH BENEFIT NAVIGATOR Two years experience preferred in processing Medicaid & Healthy Kids applications, Strong customer relations skills & cultural sensitivity. Bilingual Spanish/Eng pref’d. Competitive salary & excl bene ts. Fax resume to (863)983-9604 or apply at FL Community Health Centers, 315 South W. C. Owen Ave. Clewiston, FL. Email to: hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. MEDICAL BUSINESS OFFICE ASSISTANT Full time position. Experience with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable required. Medical billing experience preferred. Must be reliable, organized, maintain strict con dentiality, work independently and able to multi-task. Apply at: Palm Terrace of Clewiston 863-983-5123 OUTREACH WORKER ~ Full Time ~ FL Community Health Centers, Pahokee Must have valid FL driver’s license & reliable transportation. Associate Degree with 3 years exp. in public health, economic services and counseling. Community service related to health education helpful. Bilingual Spanish/English pref. Fax resume to: (863)357-2991 email to hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Free Psychic Reading Reader, Healer and Adviser. Help in all life problems. Open 9 am to 9 pm. 941-979-5940 Call today for a better tomorrow! Summer Sale! Show this ad and get any Dell Desktop 1/2 price! Like new, work great! Also, all Dell laptops now just $125. Available at Star Food Store in Clewiston across from KFC. Tony 863-517-2782. YORKIES MALE $600, FEMALE $800, negotiable. ADORABLE! PARENTS PRESENT. REGISTRATION, SHOTS, TAILS & DEWCLAWS. (Clewiston). (863)228-3380 PEAS FOR SALE BLACKEYE, PINKEYE, AND ZIPPERER PEAS. BUSHEL UNSHELLED $16.00 8-LBS SHELLED $16.00 TO ORDER CALL 863-634-1316 OR 863-634-7051 GREENTREE EAST APARTMENTS NOW RENTING 2 Bedroom Apartments• Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting.• Full time bilingual Site Manager.• Rental rates starting at $535 plus Utilities. Call 902-1577 TDD #1-800-955-8771 701 W Ventura, Clewiston 8:00 AM -3:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity CLEWISTON Apt for rent, 2 br/ 1.5 ba, good location. $500 per mo. 409 San Pedro. Call Roberto at 305-951-7666 Clewiston 1 br. Wildwood Apt. Call: 863-983-3151. MOORE HAVEN COMMONS Low Income Housing Family Units Also Handicap Accessible Spacious 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Equipped Kitchen, Central Air, Carpet For information Call (863)946-1262 1101 Cactus Ave, Moore Haven, FL TTD 711 Employment Full Time Employment Medical Employment Medical Job Information Job Information For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Psychics For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ Supplies Pets/Supplies For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Produce For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Apartments Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012

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MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application Fee• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa! REGALO PARA CADA RESIDENTE NUEVOMIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacion• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL CLEWISTON, 2BR/2BA, Bass & Sun Condo. Pool. Lake view/access. Furnished. Tile oors. All appl’s including W&D. $950/month. 305-360-2236.cmbultra@terranova.net A VAIL 7/1 3BR, 2BA, River front home on 1 ac. $1100/mo + util. (863)227-0286 Huge 3BR, 1.5BA Estate 1700 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $600 month. Call 239-285-7020 MANUFACTURED HOME 4br, 2ba, in 55+ community, $600/mo + util (863)227-0286 ~MOORE HAVEN~ Furnished room w/utilities paid. $50 wk or $75 wk... depending on which room. 863-509-0096 ~ MOORE HAVEN ~ • 2BR, 1.5BA, furnished. $450 mo. • 3BR, 1.5BA, furnished, screened in porch, fenced yard with shed. $600 mo. • 3BR, 2BA, screened in porch. 1 acre fenced yard with shed. $700 mo. 863-509-0096 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING BETWEEN PALM BEACH COUNTY, THE CITIES OF BELLE GLADE, PAHOKEE, AND SOUTH BAY, AND THE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY On July 12, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, the City Commissions of Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay, and the Glades Utility Authority Board of Directors will hold a joint public meeting pursuant to Chapter 164.1055, Florida Statutes, to discuss a dispute related to the 2009 Interlocal Agreement establishing the Glades Utility Authority (County Resolution R2009-1034). The meeting will take place at: David B. Farber Training Center 1050 B Royal Palm Beach Boulevard Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411 If any person decides to appeal a decision made with respect to any matter considered at the joint public meeting, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the joint public meeting is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 420706 SUN 6/28/2012 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 19, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1L64Guardrail End Treatments in Charlotte & Lee Counties-Budget Estimate: $152,699.00. E1L65Mitered Pipe End Improvements in Charlotte & Lee Counties-Budget Estimate: $152,699.00 E1L66Performance Based Maintenance of Double Ditch Drainage System in Desoto County-Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. Z1009Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Sign Repair in Polk, Highlands, & Okeechobee Counties Z1010Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Sign Repair in Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Glades, & Hendry Counties Z1011Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Sign Repair in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 420439 CN/CB 6/28;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 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 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 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 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 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 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 APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4073 2008 4104329-06021980020 Efren & Carlita Tambio Lot 2, Block 2198, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420450 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4074 2008 4104329-06021980050 Leo G. Wade Lot 5, Block 2198, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012 Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420451 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Houses Rent Apartments Houses Rent Rooms To Rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVs For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have y ou looked for it? Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4072 2008 4104329-06021970190 Filbert & Annette Dorlouis Lot 19, Block 2197, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420449 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 5001 2008 4104329-03021260010 Emilia G. Guerrero Lot 1, Block 2126, Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420452 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4071 2008 4104329-06021970130 Anthony A. Marino Lot 13, Block 2197, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420448 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 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 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 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 holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 537 2009 1174329-03000000190 JPFD Investment Corporation The North 66 feet of Lot 27 and the South 33 feet of the right-of-way of the street running East and West which lies between Lots 27 and 30, Favors Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recor ded in Plat Book 1, Page 27, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420455 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4050 2008 4104329-06021920080 Pierre A. Reme and Felourde Reme Lot 8, Block 2192, Port LaBelle Unit 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2012 which is the 19th day of July, 2012. Dated this 6th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 419666 CN 6/14,21,28 & 7/5/2012 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 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 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 SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the County Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 95-268DR on November 30th, 2011 in the matter of Zenoria T. McKinney, as petitioner and Shep Harris, as respondent, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the respondent, to-wit: Lot 28, Block “K”, HARLEN ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including the 1986 Fleetwood 14x52 Mobile Home, Vin No.:LFLSP1AG257011902, and Title No.: 43345287. Also known as 1011 Della Tobias Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. and on July 19th, 2012, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis CN/CB 6/14,21,28 and 7/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1046 2009 1274331-010000Q0160 Ralph B. Seymour & Gail Seymour The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block Q, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420468 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 968 2009 1224331-010000F0040 Raul Martinez and Katia Caballero The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 4, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. And The Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 5, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420457 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2507 2008 1314433-A0000310000 Eileen J. Otano The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6028, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420446 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1045 2009 1274331-010000Q0150 Ralph B. Seymour & Gail Seymour The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, Block Q, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420467 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1055 2009 1284331-A0000260000 Kettly Cherubin The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 363, Pioneer Plantation, 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012 Dated this 20th day of June, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420728 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids will be received by the City of Clewiston at City Hall, Attention: Commerce Park Building, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 until Tuesday July 31, 2012, 2:00 p.m. The Bids will be opened immediately following the bid submittal deadline at City Hall. The project is titled All Juices & Beverages, LLC. The work consists of constructing a 6,000 sf building shell with a nished of ce area 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 $40.00 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 420740 CN 6/28/2012 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 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 430 2009 1324229-02000120011 Alta S. Baker Lots 3, 4 and 5, Block 12, North LaBelle Subdivision, in Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 83, Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida and the South one-half of vacated Bonanza Avenue along the North side of said lots and the North one-half of vacated alley abutting the South side of said lots. 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012, which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420453 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 430 2009 1324229-02000120011 Alta S. Baker Lots 3, 4 and 5, Block 12, North LaBelle Subdivision, in Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 83, Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida and the South one-half of vacated Bonanza Avenue along the North side of said lots and the North one-half of vacated alley abutting the South side of said lots. 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 First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420454 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1021 2009 1274331-010000D0010 Raul Martinez & Katia Caballero The Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 1, Block D, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30.00 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2012 which is the 2nd day of August, 2012. Dated this 20th day of June, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 420459 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 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 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 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 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 7/31/12 SUBJECT AREA: 547 Depository Accounts EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for depository accounts. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 120.536(1), 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41, 1011.18, 1001.42 F.S. and 6A-1.0012 SBR. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 120.536(1), 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41, 1011.18, 1001.42 F.S. and 6A-1.0012 SBR. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for requirements for depository accounts. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on July 31, 2012. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory cost, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice. Notice : If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future. Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice : If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 420163 CN 6/28;7/5,12 CB 7/12/2012 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012

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By Charles M. MurphySpecial to the Glades County Democrat OKEECHOBEE -A 30-minute speech on close to 450 years of Seminole Indian history greeted the Okeechobee Rotary Club at a recent meeting at Golden Corral as historian and Outreach Director of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki museum Willie Johns spoke on the long tradition of the tribe. Mr. Johns spoke about historic events like the Battle of Okeechobee, the Indian Removal Act of 1930, Three Seminole Indian Wars, the Civil War, and their modern day success tied to high-stakes bingo and gaming. Mr. Johns also spoke on the tribe’s long history with agriculture and living off the land in Florida. They have been in the cattle business for 300 years as they took over Spanish rancheros that were left abandoned. He noted their cattle herd got started when 700 cattle were sent from the Apache tribe to Florida. Only 200 got off the train cars in Cornwell and actually lived but the Hereford brand survived and is still a part of the tribe today. From a tribe as small as 300 members near the end of the Seminole Wars to today’s population of 3,900 members, the tribe has survived, never been conquered, and have thrived as Florida natives. The Tribe employs 45,000 people and has business ties in 97 countries through their Hard Rock Caf International brand which include Russia, Singapore, and India. A casino in the South China Sea is their most pro table in the world. They eld numerous requests from other countries to expand the Hard Rock restaurants including Cuba which would like to have one at their famed Copa Cabana. Mr. Johns said his job is to tell the tribe’s story and rich history. He works to repatriate bones of Seminoles buried across Florida that are discovered from time to time. A Florida law said any remains found must be returned to the tribe. Many burial sites are located near the Kennedy Space Center and Johns said the elimination of shuttle launches there could one day mean more bones are repatriated. The tribe also had a dispute with the South Florida Water Management District who moved many tribal members’ remains south of Lake Okeechobee as part of the Everglades restoration project. They have the bones buried at a cemetery in Brighton. “We get calls every day about repatriation and they must go somewhere. We recognized different properties on the reservation to bury these remains,” he said. A large memorial ground is being looked at as a possible way to appropriately honor these members. Mr. Johns said the tribe is very proud of the Battle of Okeechobee Park. He said it shines a positive light on the Seminoles’ ght to survive. The Brighton Reservation also recentl y opened a new senior center. It has won several awards for being environmentall y friendly. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 The following students have perfect attendance for the 2011-12 school year: 7th Grade Katie Hadley Cody Peterson Daniel Rodriguez 8th Grade Te Von Thompson Kenton Tullock Elsi Velasquez 9th Grade Aaron Alfred 10th Grade Jordan Drayton Mauro Herrera 11th Grade Julio Reyes Moore Haven Jr-Sr High School The following students received all As on their report card for the four grading periods of the 2011-2012 school year. 8th Grade Brittney Drayton The following students received all As & Bs on their report cards for the four grading periods in the 20112012 school year. 7th Grade Blanca Aranda Justin Osborne Johnny Caselias Jesse Espinosa Olivia Everett Nicolas Garcia 8th Grade Chloe Ahern Savannah Devine Monica Leavy Kate Perry Te Von Thompson Elsi Velasquez 9th Grade Bronson Bass Erica Brickel Tanner Mathis 10th Grade Mattie Bass Jordan Drayton Elizabeth Johnson Alaina Lee Thomas Perry Samantha Shearer 11th Grade James Buonpastore Kambria Thompson Moore Haven Junior/Senior High School students honored W illie Johns promotes Seminole Tribal traditions Special to the Glades County DemocratWillie Johns gives a presentation on Seminole history.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 22-2009-CA-000238 SUN TRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JACKIE L. BYLSMA, INDIVIDUALLY 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, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS MANAGING MEMBER OF TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC; CHARLES TURNER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS MEMBER OF TNT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC A/K/A CHARLES ROBERT TURNER; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY: Defendants. 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 Intended Agency Action The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue a Water Use Permit (permit) with conditions, Permit # 26-00455-W, application120420-4, to Alico, Inc., 10070 Daniels Interstate Court, Suite 100, Ft. Myers, FL 33913, for an existing Agricultural project called Alico Knowles Thomas Citrus Groves. Withdrawals for micro-sprinkler irrigation and freeze protection of 1, 700 acres of citrus are from the Lower Tamiami aquifer via 23 primary and 7 standby wells. There are no modi cations proposed to the previous Water Use Permit that was originally issued in 1991. The twenty year re-issuance of Permit # 26-00455-W authorizes the continued use of groundwater from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer for agricultural irrigation with an annual allocation of 1,816.30 million gallons. The lands are in all or parts of S31, 32/T45S/R34E & S6, 7, 8, 17, 18/T46S/R34E, Hendry County, Florida. The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, issued on May 3, 2012, including limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statues and rules, is reasonablebene cial, does not interfere with any presently existing legal use of water and is consistent with the public interest, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the District’s website www.sfwmd.gov, using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The District’s proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. Right to Request Administrative Hearing As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed applications for en vironmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. “Receipt of written notice of agency decision” means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The petition must be led with the Of ce of the Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the of ce of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: • Filings by mail must be addressed to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. • Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Of ce of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD’s security desk does not constitute ling. To ensure proper ling, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD’s security of cer to contact the Clerk’s of ce An employee of the SFWMD’s Clerk’s of ce will receive and le the petition. • Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk’s Of ce at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who les a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to le any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led with the clerk as a result. The ling date for a document eld by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identi cation of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District le number or any other SFWMD identi cation number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner’s representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMD’s decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 7. A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the SFWMD’s proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMD’s proposed action. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certi cate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice or intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106-111, Fla. Admin. Code. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. Right To Seek Judicial Review Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD’s nal decision by ling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and ling a second copy of the notice with the SWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the nal SFWMD action. 420707 CN 6/28/2012 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 EVERGLADES 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-DR-47 ELIZABETH MAJOR, Petitioner/Mother, and MICHAEL D. PATRICK, Respondent/Father NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: MICHAEL D. PATRICK Addresses Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Dissolution of Marriage action has been led and commenced in this court. You are required to serve a copy o f your written defenses, if any to it, on the Petitioner/Wife’s attorney. whose name and address is GLENN J. SNEIDER, ESQUIRE, 200 S.W. 9th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974, and le the original with the clerk of the above-styled Court on or before June 10, 2011; otherwise a default will he entered against you for the relief prayed for in the complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for four consecutive weeks in The Glades County Democrat. Witness my hand and the seal o f said Court at Moore Haven, Florida on this 21st day of April, 2011. JOE FLINT As Clerk of Said Court BY: /S/ Julie Braddoc k As Deputy Cler k 420360 GCD 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on July 9, 2012 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 2005 Harley-Davidson, VIN: 1HD1BJY1X5Y012696 2010 Homemade, VIN: NOVIN0200912672 2000 Nissan, VIN: 3N1CB51DXYL342689 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 420444 CN 6/28/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS Mosquito Fogger The Port LaBelle Community Development District is accepting SEALED bids for the purchase of a mosquito fogger truck bed mounted unit, until 10:00 AM, Monday, July 16, 2012. Bids will be accepted at the District Of ce located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle. Bids may be delivered in person or by mail to PO Box 1605, LaBelle, FL 33975. Bid information and speci cations can be obtained by request at the District of ce, 863-675-5770. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause and to accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District. Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2012-CA-000205 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, VS. TOMAS CARRENO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TOMAS CARRENO; PATRICIA GOMEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATRICIA GOMEZ; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PATRICIA GOMEZ; Whose residence are/is unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: The West one-half of Lot 27 in Seven “K” Estates, Unit No. 1, a subdivision in a portion of Section 5, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida, according to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 161 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.If you fail to le your answer or written defenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff’s attorney, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at HENDRY County this 22 day of June, 2012. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 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 the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 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 711. 420700 CN 6/28;7/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 Earn some extra cash. 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Ira N. of Vero Beach won $26,680.50 w hen he hit the Spades Royal Flush Jackpot at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at Seminole Casino Brighton. This is the rst Spade Royal Flush Jackpot hit since the casino began the progressive jackpot on October 1, 2011. The lucky winner was at table number 4. He beat out seven others. The progressive jackpot grows every day. A Spades Royal Flush Jackpot occurs when a player gets a hand of 10 through ace of spades. The Seminole Casino Brighton had two bad beats hit recently and several Royal Flushes. However, this Royal Flush has been the only progressive jackpot hit.About Seminole Casino BrightonSeminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000-squarefoot casino with 405 slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, high-stakes bingo action and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly staff, ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com. V ero Beach man wins $26,680 at Seminole Casino Brighton 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee June 28, 2012 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! passed anti-smart meter resolutions. Glades County manager Wendell Taylor said no citizen has approached him or the county commission about the new meter. "Apparently, it's not a problem," he said. Mr. Taylor went on to say he not only has a smart meter on his Glades County home, but one on his farm in North Florida as well. A nd, he added, there have been no problems. PSC Media Director Cynthia Muir said the commission will hold a smart meter w orkshop in Tallahassee on Sept. 20 where customer comments and complaints will be considered. However, she added, the commission has no jurisdiction over the installment of the meters by FPL. "Our only jurisdiction is to make sure the meter is reliable and accurate," she said. Ms. Muir went on to say she last checked w ith the PSC's call center in April and they had received about 270 calls protesting the new meter. "But, I don't think they had any (calls) w ith speci cs," she added. When asked if any of the protest calls dealt with health problems allegedly caused by the radio transmissions of the new meter, Ms. Muir said smart meters have to meet Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements on radio frequency. She also pointed out that "the PSC does not have jurisdiction over health matters." Ms. Hinsdale said she has reports and expert testimony stating that the meters do not represent a health hazard to customers. "No health agency has documented any hazards to health," she said. "For 100 years w e've had radio waves in our lives. The frequencies of the meters are very low. The smart meter is off 99 percent of the time. A nd the 1 percent it is on is for no more than a minute or two a day." As for the new meter being a re hazard, Ms. Hinsdale said that simply isn't true. "The smart meter cannot combust, cannot ignite and cannot cause a re," she said. "When we have references to a re it's usually a faulty wire. We remind customers to have their wiring inspected on a regular basisevery 10 to 15 years. When a meter is swapped out, our installers do an inspection of the wiring coming into the home." It's also not true that the new meters can provide information on the home and its residents to the nefarious. It does not tell anyone the name, date of birth, Social Security number or number of people in the home. "None of that information is being transmitted," Ms. Hinsdale said. What the meter does say, she continued, is how much power is being used by the day, month and year. The customer can now go to www.FPL.com and follow their use of electricity. By using the energy dashboard' customers can also get an estimate of their next bill and compare their energy use to previous billing periods. The new technology will also alert FPL if there is a problem with a transformer so that power can be rerouted. And although some counties have passed opt-out resolutions, Ms. Hinsdale said that has not stopped their installations. "That's not restricting anything we're doing right now. We're still moving forward in Brevard County," she pointed out. "The few who have resistance will be put on hold. When completed next summer, we will address those who resisted and see how best to meet their needs." Besides homes, Ms. Hinsdale said her company is installing about 350,000 smart meters for commercial and industrial customers throughout Florida. If you have a concern about the smart meter, the PSC call center can be reached at 800-342-3552. Customers can also go to the commission's web sitewww.psc.state. .usand register their concerns by using the PSC complaint form. SMARTContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee NewsIra N., winner of Spades Royal Flush Jackpot, on June 13.