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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: 07-19-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Thursday, July 19, 2012 50¢ Plus tax Vol. 84 No. 24 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Glades at a glance ... Page 6 Glades County Arrest Report ... Page 8 Meet candidates for school board ... Page 3 Moore Haven lock reopens ... Page 9 Glades 4-Hers head to camp ... Page 16 Moore Haven teen lost arm in alligator attackBy Katrina ElskenSpecial to the Glades County Democrat On July 9, a Moore Haven teen had to make a terrible choice—lose his arm or lose his life. Over the past week, Kaleb “Fred” Langdale, 17, has told the story many times to television reporters who appear amazed at his positive attitude. “I’ve grown up in the water all my life,” he said in a Today Show interview. “And this one little accident isn’t going to stop me.” He has refused to allow anyone to feel sorry for him. Anyone who was crying about the situation was not allowed in his room at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers. Fund set up to help Kaleb Langdale Special to the Glades County DemocratKaleb Langdale loves airboating on Lake Okeechobee, as seen in this photo taken earlier this year. After losing his right arm in an alligator attack, he commented that he will still be able to drive his airboat with his left arm. By Katrina ElskenSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Due to the stricter grading standards imposed by the State of Florida this year, most Glades County Schools dropped a letter grade on their school standings issued by the Department of Education. One school, Pemayetv Emahakv Charter Middle School bucked the trend and improved their score over last year. Moore Haven Elementary School ’ s 2012 grade is B; 2011 grade was A; 2010 grade was B. West Glades School ’ s 2012 grade is B; 2011 grade was A; 2010 grade was B. Pemayetv Emahakv Charter “Our Way” School’s 2012 grade is C; 2011 grade was B; 2010 grade was B. Pemayetv Emahakv Charter Middle School ’ s 2012 grade is B; 2011 grade was C. (Since this is a new school, there was no 2010 grade.) Moore Haven Junior/Senior High School’s 2012 grade is pending; 2011 grade was C; 2010 grade was C. Overall the Glades County School System earned a B. In 2011, the school system received an A rating. “With this being a transition year, we’re proud of our students and teachers for doing as well as they did,” said Superintendent Glades County school grades released GLADES COUNTY—There has been one Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV)-conrmed positive horse (onset June 25) reported from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDACS) for Glades County. This is the 11th horse in the state to be reported with EEEV infection with onset during 2012 and is the rst case for Glades County. EEE is a rare disease that is caused by a virus spread by infected mosquitoes. EEEV is one of a group of mosquito-transmitted viruses that can cause in ammation of the brain (encephalitis). EEEV is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Anyone in an area where the virus is circulating can get infected with EEEV. The risk is highest for people who live in or visit woodland habitats, and people who work outside or participate in outdoor recreational activities, because of greater exposure to potentially infected mosquitoes. It takes 4 to 10 days after the bite of an infected mosquito to develop symptoms of EEE. The Glades County Health Department will continue with surveillance and encourage everyone to take basic precautions to help limit exposure. To protect your horses from mosquitoes, Glades County mosquito-borne illness advisory has been issued See GRADES — Page 8 See EEEV — Page 8 See GATOR — Page 8

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Sugar farmers in the Everglades Agricultural A rea (EAA), south of Lake Okeechobee, achieved a 71 percent reduction in phosphorus leaving the farming region for the 2011-12 water year— almost three times better than required under Florida’s Everglades Forever Act. This follows last year’s record-breaking success of 79 percent on-farm reduction and an overall average reduction of 55 percent for the past 17 years. The South Florida Water Management District, the agency tasked with Everglades restoration, announced the successful results demonstrating the EAA’s on-farm Best Management Practices (BMPs), developed by university scientists in collaboration with farmers, continue to be a resounding success. “Contrary to what some detractors claim about restoration, the numbers do not lie and the facts speak for themselves—water owing to the Everglades is signi cantly cleaner today as a direct result of the farmers’, the State’s and the SFWMD’s efforts,” said Judy Sanchez, senior director of corporate communications and public affairs. “The farmers’ BMP program is an outstanding success and nearly two decades of scienti c data proves farmers are doing their fair share to improve water quality in South Florida.” In addition to improving water quality through high-tech sustainable farming practices, farmers have paid “agricultural privilege taxes” of than $200 million for the construction of Stormwater Treatment Area (STAs) to further clean water from farms, urban areas and Lake Okeechobee. Built on nearly 60,000 acres of former farmland, the STAs had their best performance year ever in 2012. STAs have removed an additional 1560 metric tons of phosphorus, on top of the 2,500 metric tons farmers have removed through onfarm BMPs. “Florida’s sugar industry has been a stable economic force and major job provider for South Florida for more than 80 years and we have a strong track record of working with state and federal partners on developing successful, sciencebased solutions to Everglades restoration,” Sanchez said. “These latest results again demonstrate the signi cant role sugar farmers play in protecting the Everglades as well as providing jobs producing safe, affordable food for all Americans.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Covenant Academy Preschool & Daycare, LLCElaine Williams & Shanan Johnson, Owners 309 E. Trinidad Ave. Clewiston 863-983-3300 Fax: 863-983-2280 Summer slots still available Sugar Realty Pamela RedondoAgent Cell: (954) 612-1300 Office: (863) 983-2933 Fax: (863) 983-2871 Email: pam.sugarrealty@gmail.com 700 Sugarland Highway • Clewiston, FL 33440 www.sugarrealty.com“The Sweetest Deal In Town” $90 for 6 weeks Call 863-983-9148 or email us @newszap.com to learn more! The School of Opportunity! Program Begins September 4, 2012FORT MYERS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY3800 Michigan Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33916(239) 334-4544At Edison State College Hendry/Glades Center 1092 East Cowboy Way LaBelle, FL 33935 Edison State College Articulation agreement in nursing—LPN bridge to RN at Edison State College Full-time day program Regional workforce funding www.fortmyerstech.edu 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2012 Sugar Farmers Nearly Triple Everglades Restoration Water Quality Requirements

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By Jenny AllenSpecial to the Glades County Democrat I am the incumbent seeking re-election for the Glades County School Board District 2. I live in Ortona and have two children who, like me, graduated from Glades District Schools. I am employed as the of ce manager at the Community Development Department at Glades County; which houses Social Services, Building, Planning, Zoning and Code Enforcement. When my children were still in school I was the director of many children's functions in my community of Ortona; Summer recreation, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. I was also a volunteer at many school-related functions. I am a past board member of the Ortona Community Association and last year I became a member of the Glades County Womens Club. In April of 2008, the Governor appointed me to the School Board and in November 2008, I was elected to continue serving in that capacity. I am currently the Vice Chairman of the Board. I am excited about all the great things that happen at Glades District Schools but most importantly academics. Last year as a result of the FCAT testing, Glades District Schools received and "A" which ranked us 20th in the state, #1 in the Southwest Region and #1 in the Heartland Consortium. Over the last 10-year period Glades School District ranked #2 in academic student growth for math and #5 for reading, for the entire state of Florida. This is something I am very proud of, not only as a school board member, but as a Glades County Resident. And I would like to give credit where credit is due; these results are from the hard work of the students and teachers. I am asking you to support me in my bid for re-election because I have the qualities it takes to be a good school board member: The rst is the ability to work well with a team. I fully support group decisions and work with the other board members towards our goals. Secondly, a good school board member needs to respect diverse points of view. All of the board members have different experiences which have created their points o f view. I am respectful of that and give consideration to all points of view in every discussion. A good school board member has the obligation to always behave respectably and professionally. As a community leader I tr y to set myself as a role model and most especially in settings in which I have the opportunity to work with students. A good school board member needs a willingness to gain knowledge and to develop professionally. I consider every meeting and workshop an opportunity to learn and I have availed myself of school board member certi cation workshops through the Florida School Board Association whenever possible. Finally I have the availability, time and energy to do the job. I am proud to be a member of the Glades County School Board. I consider it an honor and privilege to serve the citizens and students of Glades County. I am asking for your vote to support my re-election on Aug. 14 as Glades County School Board Member District 2. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 It has been my honor to serve you as Sheriff. In just three and a half years, we have made dozens of major, positive accomplishments and additions that better our agency. Because of these changes, Hendry County is a safer place to live. Below are just a few accomplishments that I would like to highlight. • I have never raised the budget. In fact, I have been able to absorb within the budget approximately $3,000,000 in federal mandates and cost increases outside my control. • Added ten deputies to the road to better serve the outlying communities such as Montura, Pioneer and Felda. • Our narcotics arrests have doubled • Deputies self initiated calls for service have over doubled, deputies are now proactive instead of reactive. • Our overall crime rate is down. In my brochure that you either have or will be receiving, you will see all the changes we have made. We have come far but I’m not satisfied yet. Every day we find ways to better our community. Please allow me to continue to be your Sheriff for a second term. Hendry County deserves some stability in the office of Sheriff. I ask for your vote on August 14th. Thank you, Steve Whidden Hendry County Sheriff “Paid for by Steve Whidden, candidate for Hendry Co. Sheriff, Democrat.” 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2012 Allen seeks re-election to school board By Robbie AhernSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Hello, my name is Robbie Ahern and I am seeking the District 2 seat for Glades County School Board. I moved to Glades County, from Alva, 18 years ago when I married my wife (Kell Snow) and we began our lives together in Muse. We now call "home" on Wayman Road where we moved seven years ago with our three children. My two daughters (Kelsey and Chloe') attend Moore Haven High School, while my son (Collin) attends Moore Haven Elementary School where my wife is also a sixth grade reading teacher. My grandmother (Helen Ahern) began her teaching career in Moore Haven before moving to and retiring from Alva. I also have a sister and brother-inlaw who are teachers in Lee County. As you can tell I have a long-term vested interest in our education system that has been embedded within my family for generations. I have worked for a local distributor for the past 14 years as a salesman and sales manager and was awarded Salesman of The Year. For the past four years, I have been the President for the Student Advisory Committee at Moore Haven Elementary School. I am also an active volunteer with the Glades County 4-H, FFA, Booster Club, Class of 2013, or just there to lend a hand with any other organizations in need. I am a member of the Glades County Youth Livestock Association, Glades County Cattlemen's Association and Glades County Hunt Club. I am a huge believer in accountability. Good or bad, we must all be held accountable for our actions. I believe the decisions I will make, will be in the best interest for our students, teachers, faculty, and Glades CounRobbie Ahern ty. I also believe the decisions we make, need to be in the best interest not for just today or tomorrow, but for years to come. Our forefathers have fought to give us the right to vote. When it is time to voice your opinion, please take advantage of your right and VOTE! Ahern seeks District 2 seat on school board

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Great Blue Heron is the tallest North A merican heron. This majestic long-legged bird stands three to four and a half feet tall with a wingspan of ve and a half to six and a half feet. These herons live and breed in coastal and inland Florida. Adults have a blue-gray back, wings, and belly. They have with a wide black strip over the eye and a white crown and face. In ight they curl their neck into an "S" shape. Immature birds have a black cap but lack the black plume extending from the eye. Their back, and upper wings are brownish-gray. On the breeding grounds, adults will greet their partner with squawking "roh-roh-rohs." Other calls include clucking or screaming sounds. Chicks will call "tik-tik-tik" within minutes of hatching. Great Blue Heron are often seen foraging along coastal shorelines, marshes, sloughs, lakes, rivers, and backyard ponds. They also hunt in grasslands and agricultural elds. These herons forage day or night by wading slowly or standing still while stalking prey. They will quickly thrust their neck and head to stab sh, snakes, insects, small mammals, and other birds with their strong bills. These colonial nesters are known for their courtship and pair-bonding displays which include greetings, stick transfers, and nest relief ceremonies. The male chooses the nest site and then attracts a mate. He collects most of the nest material which he presents to the female who weaves a saucershaped nest cup that is lined with pine needles, moss, reeds, leaves, or small trigs. Nest building can take from three days to two w eeks. When the nest is completed, the female w ill lay three to four pale blue eggs which are incubated by both adults for 27 to 29 days. The chicks are covered in pale gray down. The nestlings are capable of ight at about 60 days of age. During the Breeding Bird Atlas 1 Survey, Great Blue were reported breeding in inland Florida w est of Lake Okeechobee except for Hendry County. The Breeding Bird Atlas Survey (2012-2016) is underway with 90 percent of survey conducted May through July. To help document the breeding birds or to participate in a morning survey during July or August in Hendry or Glades County, contact Margaret England. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for free birding trips to Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA5) located 20 miles south of Clewiston on Saturday Aug. 18. Photographers, groups, and families are welcome to participate in the escorted trips. For reservations for these trips contact Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org for the 2012-2013 STA5 schedules. Check for updates on the Hendry-Glades Audubon Facebook page. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 E-Z In-Store Financing Available 5000btu—18,000btu Sale prices starting at only $159.95 All on sale and in stock now. Are You Ready For The Summer Heat? Summer A/C Sale!! Cheaper than the non-pro“ts and the traveling vets! Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. 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 See Better, Look Better, Feel Better No-Glare Lenses“The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2012 Inland Birding Fun (GBHE) PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEGreat Blue Heron. Margaret England

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VFW Buckhead Ridge to host bingoOn Thursday, July 19 the Buckhead Ridge VFW Ladies Auxiliary will serve burgers for bingo from noon-1 p.m. Come out and play bingo and enjoy a great burger at our post. For more information, please call 863-467-2882.Candidates invited to speakAndrew J. Bowers, Jr., Councilman for the Brighton Seminole Reservation invites all of the Glades County candidates for local of ce to come out to Brighton Reservation to speak to the voters who live on the Reservation on Tuesday, July 24, at the Seminole Veterans Building. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. The program will start at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the Brighton Council Of ce at 863-763-4128.Kaleb Langdale Fun Day plannedMoore Haven teenager, Kaleb Fred' Langdale lost part of his right arm in an alligator attack, Monday July 9. Community residents would like to have a fundraiser to help with medical bills, and getting him a prosthetic arm. They are considering having a "Kaleb Fred' Langdale Fun Day." Organizers will meet at the First United Methodist Church in Moore Haven on Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. If you have any suggestions or would like to help out, please come. For more information, contact Linda Peeples Martin at 863-227-0832. All of your support will be greatly appreciated.Football camp plannedMOORE HAVENMuck Area' Christian Football Camp will be held Saturday, 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.Car wash to bene t injured teenOKEECHOBEEFred "Kaleb" Langdale, a member of Moore Haven FFA Chapter was attacked by a alligator in Moore Haven on July 9. The Okeechobee Brahman Senior FFA and District 11 FFA Chapters will host a car wash on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Okeechobee Tractor Supply on U.S. 441 in Okeechobee (in the shopping plaza with Publix Supermarket). They are asking for a $10 donation per vehicle. All proceeds will go the Langdale family. For more information, contact Curtis Evans at 863-763-4475 or 863-801-4468.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.Legion Post, Moore Haven, has bar license nowThe American Legion Post #299 in Moore Haven, has been recently issued a full-service bar license, and we are looking forward to serving the veteran population of our area. We will be serving mixed drinks. If you are an honorably discharged veteran who has served at least one day during time of war, you are eligible for legion membership. Please come by and check us out, we really need your support.Muse Community Center plans eventsThe Muse Community Center will host the following events in July: July 19, Meet and greet the candidates. All of the candidates who will be on the November ballot will be invited to speak and answer questions. There will be a social hour with refreshments immediately following the speeches. The event will begin at 7 p.m. July 28, Country Jam Session and Pot luck Dinner at 6 p.m. All of the events are open to the public and will be held at the Muse Community Center Building on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720). Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. 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.newsza p .com.James Melvin WeeksPahokee James Melvin Weeks, 87, died on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Lakeside Medical Center. His loving family was by his side when he passed. James was born in Lake Worth to the late Jacob G. and V enera Weeks. He grew up in Canal Point where he attended Canal Point Elementary School and then Pahokee High School where he graduated. After graduation James enlisted in the Marines from February 1943 until February 1946. While in the Marines he served as an anti-aircraft radar operator at Funafuti in the Ellison Island. In 1948, James married the late Frances Dodson Weeks, they had six children. James was a member of Canal Point Baptist Church, which he loved to attend when he was able. He was self-employed at J.G. Weeks & Son, Inc. for over 45 years. After retirement he delivered Avon for his wife, which made him better known as the A von man. James was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and greatgreat grandfather. James was predeceased by his wife, Frances; daughter, Jackie McKinstry; and son, Billy W eeks. He is survived by three daughters, Sandy Maynor (Dennis) of Pahokee, Debbie Sigmon of Port Saint Lucie, Cindy Sullivan (David) of Johnston, S.C.; one son, Jimbo Weeks (Debra) of Canal Point; son-in-law, Billy McKinstry of Loxahatchee; daughter-in-law, Loretta Weeks of Okeechobee, ten grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Myrtice Calhoun of Louisville, Ky., Christina Wood of Chipley, Y vonne Guerry of Belle Glade, Elaine Wright of St. Augustine; and brothers, Trevette Weeks (Joann) of Orlando, and Jacob Weeks of Okeechobee. Funeral services for James were held July 2, 2012 at Canal Point Baptist Church with Pastors Trevette Weeks, Bill Taylor, and Doug Nickalson presiding. He was laid to rest at Port Mayaca Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by Glades Funeral Chapel. Anyone that wishes can make donations to Canal Point Baptist Church, P.O. Box 235, Canal Point, Fl. 33438. Linda I. Price, 65CLEWISTON Linda I. Price passed away July 3, 2012, in Fort Myers, FL. She was born April 8, 1947, in Whitehall, N.Y., to the late Frederick J. and the late Louise (Gordon) Greenough. She was a resident of Hendry County for 26 years. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Erlan Price; two sons, Rickey Shipman, Ronnie Shipman; two daughters, Melissa McDonald, Dawn Phausch; brother, William Greenough, many grandchildren; some great grandchildren and nephews. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. 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 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 863-675-5230 and in Clewiston call 863-902-3393. Belle Glade Gardens UNDER NEW MANAGEMENTCome Home ToBelle Glade Gardens Apartments 2000 South Main Street Belle Glade, FL 888-657-6956Apartments Starting at $495 monthWith Low Move-in Costs! Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2012 Glades at a Glance

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe Glades County School District will soon consider a budget for 2012-2013.A public hearing to make a DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: Monday, July 23, 2012 7:00 P.M. At Glades County School Board Administrative Building 400 10th Street Moore Haven, Florida 33471 PUBLISH: 7/19/2012, Glades County Democrat 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2012 BY MARK KINGWhat a great summer we are having here in South Florida with some really nice weather and some great shing. The shing on Lake Okeechobee has been really good in spite of the eighty degree water temperatures and very little wind. We have been getting some good rains so the w ater level has remained around the twelve foot above sea level mark so far this summer. That is about two foot higher then what it was last year. For those of you who read my reports you may not realize that Lake Okeechobee is a very shallow lake and two foot of water can make a big difference on the shing. To put it in perspective, it is only about eight foot deep in the middle of the lake and we sh in about two to three foot of w ater everyday. The water has been very clear so the early morning bites seem to be the best before the sun gets too high in the sky. I have been shing a variety of areas from up around Indian Prairie canal area all the way down to Ritta Island. I have been shing both shallow w ater weed lines and open water. I have been starting the morning throwing a Gambler Lures Buzz'n Cane Toad in watermelon color in the grass along the outside grass line. You need to retrieve this bait fast and it will produce a reaction strike from the bass in the outside grass closest to open water. I like to use a fast retrieve reel like a seven to one ratio Okuma Komodo for the Buzz'n Toad and also for lipless crank baits. Spool it with fty pound braided line and you will be set to catch the big ones on Okeechobee. Throwing a worm along this outside grass has also been working but once that sun gets up high in the sky this bite really slows down. That is when I will move out to open water and start shing a Zara Super Spook, lipless crank bait, and a carolinia rig. I sh out on the reef, holes in the reef, and other open water structures that you will need a good GPS with maps to nd on Okeechobee. During the summer months I try to start my charters early in the morning and as the sun gets up high in the sky and the shing really slows down it is usually time to call it a day. There are windy and sometimes overcast days that you can catch bass all day long on the lake and I will stay out and sh till they quit biting. But a typical summertime charter it is good to start by six a.m. and end around noon. You will want to use plenty of sunscreen to avoid a nasty sunburn and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. You will also want to keep an eye on the weather as storms can roll in pretty quickly in South Florida. Whether you are shing on the coast or shing on Okeechobee, I keep an eye on the weather and the radar through an app on my iPhone. Now is also the time to do some shark shing and if anyone is interested, I do charters in the Florida Keys for sharks this time of the year. I am looking forward to an awesome year on Okeechobee with the water level staying up through the summer. We should be able to access some great spawning areas this winter. I am already booking trips for 2013 for bass on Okeechobee and tarpon during May and June in the Florida Keys.Captain Mark King is a full time guide and tournament angler guiding out of Roland Martin’s Marina and Resort in Clewiston and also in the Florida Keys out of Marathon area. Mark is an IGFA Certi ed Captain, active member of the Florida Guide Association and the Florida Outdoor Writers Association. He can be contacted to book a guide trip, seminars, personal appearances, test rides in his Evinrude powered Range r or to sh a tournament with him at 863-6770983 or at www.markking shing.com and www. tarponinthekeys.com. Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report PHOTO / MARK KING

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you should consult with your veterinarian on getting your horses vaccinated for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). Avoiding mosquito bites is the best way to prevent disease. Please remember the ve Ds: Dusk and Dawn Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking blood. Dress Wear clothing that covers most of your skin. DEET When the potential exists for exposure to mosquitoes, repellents containing up to 30 percent DEET are recommended. Oil of lemon eucalyptus can also be effective. Drainage Check around your home to rid the area of standing water, where mosquitoes lay eggs. FDACS offers the following tips on using mosquito repellent: Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before applying a repellent. In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is appropriate. DEET is not recommended on children younger than 2 months old. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children less than 3 years old. Infants should be kept indoors or mosquito netting should be used over carriers and strollers when outside. Never apply repellents to a child's hands. Adults should apply repellent rst to their own hands and then transfer it to the child's skin and clothing. Apply insect repellent to exposed skin or onto clothing, but not under clothing. Do not apply repellent near the eyes or mouth, cuts, wounds, or irritated skin. FDACS offers the following tips eliminating mosquito breeding sites: Clean out eaves, troughs and gutters. Remove old tires or drill holes in those used in playgrounds to drain. Turn over or remove any empty containers (cups, pots, buckets, etc.). Check tarps on boats or other equipment that may collect water. Store boats upside down or with a cover Replace water in birdbaths and pet or other animal feeding dishes at least once a week. Change water in plant trays, includin g hanging plants, at least once a week. Remove vegetation or obstructions i n drainage ditches that prevent the ow o f water. For more information on mosquito borne illnesses, visit the Florida Departmen t of Health's Environmental Health web sit e at: http://www.doh.state. .us/Environment / medicine/arboviral/index.html. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2012 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). Marcus Lynell Thompson, 25, Hendrix St., Moore Haven, was arrested July 11 b y the GCSO on a warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation burglar y of a conveyance. He is being held without bond. Kathryn Marie Lawson, 55, S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested July 14 b y the GCSO on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. Her bond was set at $ 750. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. GLADES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATIONSBUCKHEAD RIDGE Theft Andrea Lane MOORE HAVEN Theft Yacht Club Way Theft Avenue E Theft reported to sheriff's of ce MUSE Theft Glades-Charlotte County line Theft Fernwood Lane ORTONA Theft Williams Road Arrest Report Investigations EEEVContinued From Page 1 of Schools Wayne Aldrich. He said the one school that received a "C" grade was just one point short of a "B." He said the Florida schools were hit with a lot of changes in one school year, with higher standards for Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests (FCAT) and an increase in the "cut score" required for students to score at Level 3, which is considered to be on grade level. "We believe in higher expectations but we w ould have liked to take it in pieces," he said, explaining that it would have been easier on the schools if they only had to deal with one change at a time. In addition to the higher expectations, this year scores for the inclusion students and the students who came into system speaking a language other than English were also considered in the total school score, he said. Mr. Aldrich said he is con dent that the Glades County schools will work hard and earn back the "A" rating they formerly enjoyed. "Our plans are to keep using the same strategies we used in the past to become an A' district," he said. The key, he continued, is to concentrate on and work with the individual students. He said most of the students who did not score at Level 3 only missed it by a few points. "They would have been at Level 3 using last year's standards," he said. Those students will receive the special attention they need to improve their scores for the next year, he said. For high school students, the FCAT is particularly important because they must pass it in order to graduate. Those who did not pass the FCAT as a 10th grader will take it again next year. In addition, the state now requires that high school students pass end of course exams (EOCs) for their core classes such as math and science. "Our students will get used to it," he said. He said he encourages Glades County school of cials to do more than the minimum that the state requires. For example, he suggested starting EOCs in middle school so that the students would have a chance to get used to tests that cover the entire year's lessons in a particular subject before they start high school. "That's what I would do," he said, adding that he is retiring. A new superintendent will be chosen in the Aug. 14 primary election. As Florida continues efforts to raise school performance, the state's school grades are being calculated using more rigorous standards and new achievement levels. According to the 2012 school grades report for elementary, middle and some combination schools released July 11 by the Florida Department of Education, 89 percent of schools (2,301) earned an A, B, or C grade and 11 percent (285) earned a D or F grade. "This has been a year of tremendous change for Florida's students, teachers, and schools," said Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson. "Florida's economic future depends on preparing our students for success. The high standards we have in place today will help our students prepare for college, the workforce and life. I am con dent that we are on the right path to prepare our students to compete with the best in the nation and around the world." GRADESContinued From Page 1 Kaleb was swimming in the Caloosahatchee River with friends near the dock in Moore Haven when he was attacked by an alligator. He tried to free his arm from the alligator's jaws using techniques he had seen on television wildlife shows. When he realized he could not get the alligator to open its mouth, he made a life-changing decision. He wedged his feet against the alligator and pushed as hard as he could, severing his own arm. Swimming to the surface, he yelled for someone to call for paramedics. He then swam back to shore and used spider webs to help stop the bleeding while he waited for EMTs to arrive. FWC of cials later killed the alligator and recovered the arm, but the doctors were unable to reattach the limb. According to his aunt, LaDawn Pelham, Kaleb is doing well and is keeping a positive attitude. He had surgery and the doctors were able to completely close the wound. He was released from the hospital on Sunday. Ms. Pelham set up a website at www.gofundme.com to raise money for to help with medical expenses not covered by insurance. The fundraising goal is $100,000. As of Monday, July 16, the site had raised $13,840. Some donations come from family and friends, others from area businesses. Many donations come from people who have never met Kaleb, but learned of his story through the media coverage about the alligator attack. Some people who cannot help with a donation just leave an encouraging message on the site or promise to pray for him. (For a link to the web site, see the Glades County Democrat page on Facebook.) A fund has also been set up with First Bank of Clewiston. Donations may be made to the Kaleb Langdale Fund, First Bank of Clewiston, 300 E Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, Fla. 33440. Also in the works is a "Kaleb Fred' Langdale Fun Day." Interested persons are invited to meet at the First United Methodist Church in Moore Haven on Tuesday July 24, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall to discuss ideas. If you have any suggestions or would like to help out, you are invited. For more information, contact Linda Peeples Martin at 863-227-0832. According to his aunt, Kaleb loves to go airboating, hunting and has a passion for welding. Before the accident, he was planning on a career as an instrumental electrician. GATORContinued From Page 1 Special to the Glades County DemocratKalebl Langdale had plenty of company at the hospital to help keep his spirits up.

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Navigation locks on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee will reopen w hen the lake suf ciently rises for safe navigationThe navigation locks along the north shore of Lake Okeechobee, closed Monday, J uly 16, due to lake levels declining below 12 feet NGVD. The following locks are closed:  S-135 at J&S Fish Camp, Martin County;  S-127 at Buckhead Ridge, Glades County;  S-131 at Lakeport, Glades County; and,  G-36 at Henry Creek, Okeechobee County. While the navigation locks are out of operation, boaters will continue to have access to Lake Okeechobee from its north shore at local boat ramps. Continued high evapotranspiration rates have resulted in Lake Okeechobee dropping to 11.97 feet NGVD. Despite recent rainfall, the lake is 1.6 feet below the historical average for this time of year. The short-term forecast does not call for signi cant rain to adequately boost lake levels over the next w eek. Boaters should also note the status of other navigation locks in the area:  The S-193 Lock, located on Taylor Creek on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee, is closed due to ongoing renovation work to refurbish the lock and ensure decades of reliable service.  The S-310 navigation lock on the south shore at Clewiston is currently secured in the open position.  Navigation locks operated by the U.S. A rmy Corps of Engineers, which includes locks in the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie Canal, are also impacted by declining w ater levels. Information on those navigation locks is available by calling the Corps’ South Florida Operations Of ce at 863-9838101. For a guide to recreation sites on Lake Okeechobee, including boat ramps and public parks, please visit the District’s website at www.sfwmd.gov/recreation. For more information, please call the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center at 863-462-5260, or the Orlando Service Center at 407-858-6100. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 John and Cindy Ledbetter, of Clewiston, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their son, John H. Ledbetter, Jr., to Tonya Longo, daughter of James and Lisa Longo of Cape Coral, Fla. The future groom graduated from Clewiston High School in 2001 and Edison State College with a degree in “re science. He is a paramedic/“re“ghter. The future bride is currently attending Edison State College to receive her degree in legal studies. A Septemeber 2012 wedding is planned. After the honeymoon the couple with return to their home in Cape Coral. JOHN LEDBETTER ENGAGEMENT TONYA LONGO & 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2012 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reopened the Moore Haven Lock to navigation after completing installation of the Manatee Protection System (MPS) July 14. “Installation of the Manatee Protection System was completed three weeks ahead of schedule, allowing us to reopen the lock on Okeechobee Waterway to navigation,” said Al Bruns, project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District. Work was initially scheduled to begin May 14, but was postponed twice after taking into consideration the concerns expressed by local business owners, recreational boaters and residents about the lock being closed during the height of boating season and the resulting economic impacts. The work, which began June 11, was scheduled to take approximately eight weeks to nish, and was completed in approximately ve weeks. Installation of the MPS is part of the Manatee Pass Gates project. The primary goal of the project is to safeguard Florida’s endangered manatees at water control structures and navigation locks by modifying these structures with a MPS. Using a set of acoustic transmitters and receivers, the MPS detects the West Indian manatee and prevents the gates from closing and harming the protected animal. Moore Haven lock reopens July 14, ahead of schedule Falling lake levels require lock closures

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAYThe Glades County School District will soon consider a measure to impose a 1.500 mill property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein. This tax is in addition to the school board’s proposed tax of 6.153 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the school board. The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $ 823,774.00 to be used for the following projects: MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR – District Wide MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES Purchase of 2 school buses Purchase of 1 maintenance vehicle NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT, COMPUTERS AND ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE Furniture and Equipment – District Wide Enterprise Software – District Wide PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSU ANCE NECESSARY TO INSURE THE EDUCATIONAL AND ANCILLARY PLANTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. in the administrative building of the Glades County School District, 400 10th Street, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this hearing. PUBLISH: 7/19/2012, Glades County Democrat It all began in 1962. Fast forward 50 years and more than 35,000 graduates later, Edison State College continues to be a Southwest Florida leader in higher education. Our instructors are passionate about bringing real-world expertise to the classroom so our global market. See for yourself. Visit us on campus or online today. 863-674-6000www.edison.eduA Higher Degree of You 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2012 Crossword Puzzle We are not alone.Theres a wonderful world around us. Full of fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our kids are not getting the chance to learn about their world. When surveys show that half of Americas youth cannot locate India or Iraq on a map, then we have to wonder what they do know about their world. Thats why we created MyWonderfulWorld.org. Its part of a free National Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the power of global knowledge. Go there today and help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free parent and teacher action kits. And let your kids begin the adventure of a lifetime. Its a wonderful world. Explore!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF GLADES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD ARE 1% MORE THAN LAST YEAR’S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.LOCAL EFFORT 5.405 DISCRETIONARY 0.748 DISCRETIONARY CRITICAL NEEDS 0.000 ADDITIONAL OPERATING 0.000 CAPITAL OUTLAY 1.500 TOTAL MILLAGE: 7.653 GENERAL SPECIAL CAPITAL TOTAL ALL ESTIMATED REVENUES: FUND REVENUE PROJECTS FUNDS FEDERAL SOURCES 220,000.00 1,573,417.61 STATE SOURCES 8,830,469.68 14,000.00 43,500.00 LOCAL SOURCES 3,411,392.00 128,545.00 823,773.75 TOTAL REVENUE SOURCES: 12,461,861.68 1,715,962.61 867,273.75 15,045,098.04 TRANSFERS IN: 579,325.44 NONREVENUE SOURCES FUND BALANCE (JULY 1, 2012) 1 ,628,218.10 89,797.03 509,722.63 2,227,737.76 TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES: 14,669,405.22 1,805,759.64 1,376,996.38 17,272,835.80 EXPENDITURES: INSTRUCTION 7,134,404.00 440,315.04 7,724.02 PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES 418,715.51 59,848.10 INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA SERVICES 200,544.00 0.00 INSTRUCTION & CURRICULUM SERVICES 293,970.00 119,378.96 INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF TRAINING 33,517.00 234,746.10 INSTRUCTIONAL RELATED TECHNOLOGY 0.00 6,536.50 BOARD OF EDUCATION 308,210.00 0.00 GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 205,213.00 21,166.30 SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION 679,282.00 0.00 FACILITIES ACQUISTION & CONSTRUCTION 1,522,275.78 0.00 759,288.00 FISCAL SERVICES 168,033.00 0.00 FOOD SERVICES 0.00 724,126.00 CENTRAL SERVICES 32,620.00 52,981.98 PUPIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 525,693.00 0.00 OPERATION OF PLANT 974,233.00 0.00 MAINTENANCE OF PLANT 432,828.83 0.00 ADMIN. TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 111,648.00 0.00 RESERVE FOR SEQUESTRATION 0.00 56,863.63 TOTAL EXPENDITURES: 13,041,187.12 1,715,962.61 767,012.02 15,524,161.75 TRANSFERS OUT: FUND BALANCE (JUNE 30, 2013) 1,628,218.10 89,797.03 609,984.36 2,327,999.49 TOTAL EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES 14,669,405.22 1,805,759.64 1,376,996.38 17,852,161.24 THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY PUBLISH: 7/19/2012, Glades County Democrat 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2012

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Applications can be found on ccsw .org website. Fax resume and application to (863) 983-2455 Employment Full Time Employment Full TimePIPE LAYERS & FOREMAN experienced in water & wastewater. Labors and Equipment Operators for a project located in Immokalee, Please call Jay Bright at 561-902-4660 starting 7-16-12. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Published 3 weeks*in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat, Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and T he Sun* Ads will run in the Wednesday Okeechobee News and weekly publications.TO PLACE YOUR AD GOTO:WWW.NEWSZAP.COMCLICK ON CLASSIFIEDS For Legal Ads Email: legalads@newszap.com For All Other Classified Ads Email: classads@newszap.comCGS BUSINESS HOURS Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.DEADLINES Monday11 a.m. for Thursday publication € All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE when placed online € Ads phoned in subject to charge € Price must be included in ad € Private parties only € 2 items per household per issue 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2012 CLEWISTON HOMES/MOBILE HOMES •4/2 w/furnishings 620 Haiti $135K •2/2 M.Home 504 Water Oak (Seminole Manor 45K •4/2 Mobile Home 2.5 ac, 145 Palmino $55K •2/2 Bass and Sun Condo furnished $89,9K •3/2 Mobile Home, 631 Merit St. $45K •3/2 1134 Della Tobias $70K •2/2 Condo 943 Del Monte $89,9K •2/1 CBS 303 E. Alverdez w/building $75K MOORE HAVEN/LAKEPORT/ORTONA •3/2 M.H. 1030 Donna Dr 2 Large Sheds, Furnished $89,9K •3/2 w/large garage 083ac 456 Ave.O Furnished •Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 w/Boat House Lowry Ln. $110K •Waterfront/Lake Access 2/2 Lowry Ln CBS Reduced $195K •3/2 Lrg. Home, 784 Ave. N. reduced $17K •2/1 1199 Donna Dr., 51ac $40K •1/1 1339 Old Lakeport Rd. #22B. $22.5K •1313Jerdik Dr. W/imp $40K •3/2 1017 Aster Ave Mobile Home w/dock $65,5K •2/1 CBS, 401 Ave. F. $39,9K •3/2 CBS w/barn, Bring horses, fenced $205K •2/2 Ortona Locks Rd. w/ Polebarn over 2 ac. $59,9K ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS •1143 acres So. Clewiston Exc. hunting retreat $3.5K per ac. •Highlands Co. 10,28 & 80 Ac parcels, Owner Fin. Avail • Sky valley Lots: deep discounty “Ready to Build” $14,5K • 1.25 Acre lots Montura ranch Estates $4500 •20 Acre lots, Ladeca, Wooded reduced $135K • E.Del Mone/N. Francisco, Res. Lot 75K •185 ac former Shrimp/Fish Farm So. LaBelle $4K per acre •918 ac former Shrimp/Fish So. Clewiston $6.5K per acre •N. Francisco Res. Lot 25K Owner Financing •2 Residential lots horseshoe acres starting at $2,500 •2 acre lots, Pioneer, w/imp starting at $24,9K COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT •Moore Haven Medical Of ce w/Equipment for sale or lease •Gas/Convenience Store, CR 833 $350K •Industrial/Rail Business Park, CR 835 Sale or Lease •Hwy 27, 14, 279 Sq. Ft. Commercial Building $349K •Hwy 27, Frontage-Former Sonny’sLot (1.9ac) $450K •525 E. ElPaso Of ce w/apt. excellent condition $105K •Comm. Building Mooe Haven U.S. 27 For Lease or Sale •.35 ac. Corner Lot East of bello’s Jewelry $65K •(2) 2/1 Duplex Margaret St. $55K RENTALS •3/2.5 Town Homes Lake Shore Villas $1,200mo. furn $1,200 •2/1 211/213 Margaret St. Reduced to $650 • 1/1 Eff. w/electric $600 mo. above Hungry Howies •1/1 Eff, w/electric $500 mo.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 10-74-DR Luesal Brown, Petitioner and Dorothy Brown, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Dorothy Brown Address Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Luesal Brown, whose address is 710 S. Lopez Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 on or before, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: N/A Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.Dated: 6/22/2012 CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: R. DeLaCruz Deputy Clerk 421048 CN 7/5,12,19,26/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 ACCOUNTING POSITIONKing Ranch, located near South Bay, is seeking a candidate to ll an accounting position immediately. Basic knowledge of accounting principles and knowledge of computer operation and spreadsheet applications is required. Prior accounting/ bookkeeping and computer experience required. Valid Florida driver’s license required. Excellent bene ts. Bilingual preferred. Interested candidates, please send resume to fax number (561)996-0113 or email to oridahr@king-ranch.com EOE. Drug-Free Workplace Animal Control Of cer (Seminole Tribe of Florida Immokalee Reservation): Enforce ordinance & state laws pertaining to animal control. Patrol & respond to animal control issues. HS Dip/GED reqd. Animal Control Of cer License. 3 yrs.exp.. Able to work varied hours & on-call. Valid FL DL. Contact: joshualohn@semtribe.com Senior Family Support Worker-II Purpose of Position: Serve as a leader with the family support team in creating and nurturing relationships with families that will lead to the development and ful llment of goals for their children. Desired Quali cations: Commits to Professionalism, Experience in Early Childhood preferred, a Family Development Credential (or willing to obtain within a year), a Bachelors Degree in social work. Live in or familiar with the Clewiston community. CPR/First Aid. Able to work exible hours and bilingual a plus. Please fax resume to (863) 983-2455 attention Felicia Brown or email to feliciab@ccsw .org No phone calls please. Part-Time Maintenance/JanitorialNeeding a part-time person to x minor repairs and to maintain grounds and clean classrooms and of ces. On-call will be part of the job requirement. Flexible/Evening hours. Obtain an application online from our website (ccsw .org) and fax it to Attention: Felicia Brown (863) 983-2455. No phone calls please. Dental Assistant Florida Community Health Centers, Moore Haven. Must have 1 yr exp. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Competitive salary & excellent bene ts. Fax resume to (561) 844-1013 or email hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time RECEPTIONIST NEEDEDF/T, P/T position. Must be reliable, organized, work independently, and have excellent people/phone skills. Computer experience and proper phone etiquette required. Please ll out an application at: Palm Terrace of Clewiston, 301 S. Gloria St., Clewiston Employment MedicalFlorida Community Health Centers has the following full time positions available: Medical Assistant Must have 1 yr exp Front Desk Computer exp. needed. Exp. with healthcare and medical records a plus. Bilingual Spanish/English pref. Competitive salary and excellent bene ts. Fax resume to (863) 983-9604 or apply at FCHC, 315 South W. C. Owen Ave. Clewiston, FL. e-mail: hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Medical Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. 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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Equipment WANTED: USED WHOPPER CHOPPER, GOOD CONDITION ONLY (239)633-3128 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsClewiston 1 br. Wildwood Apt. Call: 863-983-3151. Greentree East Apartments 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 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. ApartmentsRoom for Rent, on a large property in Belle Glade near Gove elementary, behind the U-Save. $350 per month, $200 security deposit is required. Electricity, water, cable, internet, and a Laundry is included. Plus, a personal refrigerator. Proof of employment or income is required. (786)499-9701. Condos/Townhouses RentCLEWISTON, 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 Houses RentRIVER HOMENear Clewiston, Hwy 80. Boatyard, golf course, 2 BR, 2 BA, FL room, Large private yard. $850 mo. Call (970)708-9993. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentCLEWISTON/PIONEER 3/2, Mobile Home, Very nice. New A/C. All appliances including Washer & Dryer. 10 fenced acres. Pets welcome. $800 mo. 1st/last/sec. (954)815-6363 MONTURA RANCHES 2/2with W/D, sleeper couch, chair, screen porch, fenced yard, 1 acre. $650/mo, $400 dep/sec. Avail Aug 1st (863)983-7661 Mobile HomeSaleDoublewide 5br/2bath on 1/2 acre lot. Easy nancing with your good credit. $3500 down, located in Horseshoe Acres on East Hwy 80. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Public Notice Shop here first! The classified ads Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 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 of 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 of said Court at Moore Haven, Florida on this 21st day of April, 2011. JOE FLINT As Clerk of Said Court BY: /S/ Julie Braddock As Deputy Clerk 420360 GCD 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2012

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Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ MEETING SCHEDULE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012/2013 FOR COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Board of Supervisors’ Meetings of Collins Slough Water Control District are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month. In the event the fourth Monday of the month falls on a holiday, the Meeting would be held on the next business day. Collins Slough Water Control District Meetings begin at 3:30 P.M. and are held at the Of ce of Barron Water Control District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, Florida. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the District at (239) 2262000 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of proceeding. DATED this 9th day of July 2012. COLLINS SLOUGH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 421840 CN 7/19/2012 NOTICE The public is hereby noti ed that the City of Clewiston Code Enforcement Special Magistrate will hold a public hearing on August 1, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida pursuant to Chapter 26 of the City of Clewiston’ s Code of Ordinances. All interested persons are invited to attend. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City Clerk by mail at 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, or by telephone at number (863) 983-1484, no later than three (3) days prior to the hearing or proceeding for which this notice has been given. Notice is hereby given, that any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing that is the subject of this advertisement/notice, will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA Travis Reese, Community Development Director 422115 CN 7/19/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 Public Notice REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000375 C-44 RESERVOIR/STA PROJECT COMMUNICATION TOWER, MARTIN COUNTY, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Thursday, August 16, 2012 for the C-44 RESERVOIR /STA PROJECT COMMUNICATION TOWER, MARTIN COUNTY, FL. Project Description: This project includes but shall not be limited to; a 300-foot communication tower with a fully functional microwave system which allows the C-44 Project to operate remotely, allow communication within the SFWMD backbone system, and eliminates SFWMD need for the Indiantown Tower. This work includes a Microwave Equipment Shelter, Generator Shelter, generator, and a buried Liquid Petroleum (LP) tank. The antennas and microwave equipment will be owner supplied. The Contractor will test, install and integrate the antennas and equipment at ve tower sites (C-44, C-18, Allapattah, S-135, and Indiantown). This work also includes shellrock for an improved access road, stone, grass and fencing as part of the C-44 Tower site work. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., at the C-44 Construction Trailer, C-44 Reservoir/ STA Project site, 13225 SW Minute Maid Road, Indiantown, FL 34956. For directions call (561) 236-5344. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov 421834 CN 7/19/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Murray Family Ventures, LLP (Murray Groves) 4379 County Road 78, Labelle, FL 33935, has submitted Application 120613-11 for modi cation of Water Use Permit 26-00031-W to irrigate 160 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 14, 23, Township 43 South, Range 28 East. Skyland Properties International, LLC, PO Box 1489, Sanibel, FL 33957, has submitted Application 120615-3 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00477-W to irrigate 374.8 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 19, Township 45 South, Range 29 East. Old Grove Ventures, LLC (Old Groves) 1870 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33907, has submitted Application 120626-8 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00845-W to irrigate 133.61 acres of landscape lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 17, 18, Township 43 South, Range 29 East. Jackman Cattle, Inc., 15693 CR 835, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 120627-12 for renewal of Everglades Agricultural Area Works of the District Permit 26-00322-E for 6,556.99 acres of pasture lands. The water will be discharged to the L-1 Canal and the project is located in Sections 11, 13-15, 22-27, 34, Township 44 South, Range 33 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 422021 CN 7/19/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on July 30, 2012 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 1997 Mercury, VIN: 2MELM74W4VX653804 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 422113 CN 7/19/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLICThe Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 1:30pm in Suite 1 at Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The public is invited to attend.422176 CN 7/19/2012 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-000260 M & T BANK, Plaintiff, VS. RUTH S. HERRING A/K/A RUTH SUZANNE HERRING; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RUTH S. HERRING A/K/A RUTH SUZANNE HERRING; 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); BASS CAPITAL HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RUTH S. HERRING A/K/A RUTH SUZANNE HERRINGWhose residence(s) is/are 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: Unit 902, in the COURTYARDS OF CLEWISTON, a subdivision located within the corporate limits of the City of Clewiston, in Section 10, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, rages 113 and 114, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. If you fail to le your response or answer, 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 Dr., Tampa, Florida 336194328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at HENDRY County this 2nd day of July, 2012. Clerk of the 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. 421307 CN 7/12,19/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 26-2012CA000091 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, V5, DEANDREA Y. MARION, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF HENDRY TO: DEANDREA Y. MARION, whose last known address is 1052 Kentucky Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage regarding the following property in HENDR Y County, Florida: Lot 26, Block B, of Harlem Addition No. 9, Phase One, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book, 6, Pages 138 and 139, o f the current Public Records o f Hendry County, Florida has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR., Esquire, Attorney for Plaintiff, Boswell & Dunlap LLP, 245 South Central Avenue, Post Of ce Drawer 30, Bartow, FL 33831, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice O f Action, and le the original with the Clerk of th is Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED on this 5th day of July, 2012. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE TN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTAC T FREDERICK J, MURPHY, JR., ESQUIRE, 245 SOUTH CENTRAL AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830, TELEPHONE (863) 533-7117, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. BARBARA S. BUTLE R Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 421594 CN 7/12,19/2012 NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP/ SPECIAL MEETING The Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District will be holding a budget workshop/special meeting on Wednesday July 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm, at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this workshop/special meeting will be to discuss the District’s budget and any other business which comes before the Board. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed budget. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Board with respect to any matters considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and that for such purposes, may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 421041 CN 7/12,19/2012 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2012 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. 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Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION LICENSING BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Construction Licensing Board will hold a meeting Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, Labelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 421936 CN/CB 7/19/2012 NOTICE OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ MEETING SCHEDULE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 FOR DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Board of Supervisors’ Meetings of Devil’s Garden Water Control District are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month. In the event the fourth Monday of the month falls on a holiday, the Meeting would be held on the next business day. Devil’s Garden Water Control District Meetings begin at 3:00 P.M. and are held at the Of ce of Barron Water Control District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, Florida. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the District at (239) 2262000 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of proceeding. DATED this 9th day of July 2012. DEVIL’S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 421841 CN 7/19/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING PORT LABELLE UTILITY ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Port LaBelle Utility Advisory Board will hold a meeting Monday, July 23, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, Commission Chambers, LaBelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Port LaBelle Advisory Committee 421950 CN/CB 7/19/2012 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 420453 CN 6/28;7/5,12,19/2012 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2012_ at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 420250 CN 7/12,19/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2012 BY BARBARA OEHLBECKHow many times have most of us heard the statement, “I’m going to write a book?” Alas, mostly this is an empty statement, yet there are exceptions. This is one of them. “Bitter Secrets” by Patty Brant, editor of the Immokalee Bulletin, is a just-out book, the result of Patty’s determination. While this is Patty’s rst book, the sequel is well under way. “Bitter Secrets” tells the ctional tale of Molly Martindale, an orphan who came to the small, very southern, town of “Oxbow” in South Central Florida, to live with a great aunt she barely knew. The loss of her parents and uprooting from her home in western Pennsylvania was wrenching, but before long “Oxbow” became Molly’s town. Ms. Brant’s characters are so real the reader all but talks back to them. Molly paints the picture of Oxbow with its share of good ‘n bad and enough mystery to make excitement run high. With every passing day Molly begins to weave together the story of the lost Parker family, who left Oxbow in 1943 under some very dubious circumstances. Back in 1983, nobody in Oxbow will talk about the family, in fact all traces of their existence have been erased. Molly’s curiosity leads her to Georgia, where it is said the family was bound, and where she struggles to reveal more bits of the whole story. Molly learned in a hurry that all the pieces of the puzzle didn’t t, but not being the giving-up kind she kept digging. When fate led her steps to cross with a wheelchair-bound Vietnam veteran doors began to open that she’d never known to exist. When an old, worn diary words of a lonely 13-year-old girl gone 40 years surfaced, Molly could not erase from her mind. Throughout the book Molly moves cautiously from clue to clue guided in part by cold, misty visages that apparently only she is aware of. With each visitaion Molly’s terror ramps up, pushing her to nd answers to the question she cannot evade. What really happened to the Parker family? “Bitter Secrets” has earned a spot as iUniverse’s Editor’s Choice for 2012, and is available locally at the Caloosa Belle newspaper, where Patty is happy to autography copies, and at the LaBeIle Chamber of Commerce. It’s also available at Barnes & Noble, Books A Million and Amazon.com in paperback, hard back and e-book versions. A book signing for “Bitter Secrets” will be held Tuesday, July 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the LaBelle Heritage Museum, 360 N. Bridge Street. The public is cordially invited. Editor Publishes Mystery Book Book cover. PHOTO / UF LIBRARIESA window into 85 years agoThis large group of folks gathered for a picture after an Easter Egg Hunt in Belle Glade. The picture is from 1927.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ELECTIONS OFFICE NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PUBLIC TESTING FOR THE AUGUST 14, 2012 PRIMARY ELECTIONWill be conducted on Thursday, July 26, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Of“ce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle The CANVASSING BOARD MEETINGS Canvassing Board will convene at the Supervisor of Elections located at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle on: August 10, at 5:00 p.m. August 11, at 12:00 p.m. August 13, at 5:00 p.m. August 14, at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of Canvassing Absentee Ballots and the Votes cast in the August 14th Primary Election. THE PUBLIC TESTING, CANVASSING, CERTIFICATION AND POST ELECTION AUDIT ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC EARLY VOTING Will begin on July 30 to August 11, Monday through Saturday for the Primary Election at the: LaBelle Elections Of“ce 25 E. Hickpochee Ave. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Clewiston Elections Of“ce 100 E. El Paso Ave, the hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ABSENTEE VOTING Absentee Ballot are also available anyone unable to Vote their ballot without assistance such as blind, loss of limb, or illiterate, please contact the Supervisor of Elections. TO REQUEST A BALLOT BY MAIL FOR THE ELECTION CALL 863-675-5230 OR 902-3392AVISO DE OFFICINA DE ELECCIONES POR LA PRESENTE SE COMUNICA ESE TIEMPO AGOSTO 14, 2012 ELECCION PRIMARIASera conducido el jueves, 26 de Julio, comensando alas 2 de la tarde en la o“cina de Supervisor de Elecciones en 25 E. Hickpoche Ave., LaBelle EL SONDEO DELAS REUNIONES DE LA JUNTA Escrutinio de la junta se reunira en la o“cina de Supervisor de Elecciones, localizado en 25 E. Hickpochee Ave.,LaBelle, Agosto 10, alas 5:00 pm Agosto 11, alas 12:00 pm Agosto 13, alas 5:00 pm Agosto 14, alas 5:00 pm A affectos de prospeccion de las boletas ausentes y los votos emitidos en el 14 de Agosto, Eleccion Primaria. LAS PRUEBAS PUBLICAS, DE PROSPECCION, CERTIFICACION Y AUDITORIA DE ELECCION POSTAL ESTARAN ABIERTOS PARA EL PUBLICO VOTAR TEMPRANO Comenzara el 30 de Julio asta el 11 de Agosto, de lunes a sabado para la Eleccion Primaria en la o“cina de Elecciones en 25 E Hickpochee Ave.,de 9:00 am asta 5:00pm Y la o“cina de Elecciones en Clewiston, 100 E. El Paso Ave., horas seran De las 8:00 am asta 1:00p y 2:00 pm asta 5 ;00 pm. VOTAR AUSENTE Las boletas ausente estaran disponible para quienes no puedan votar su boleta sin assistencia como, ciego, perdida de extremidades o analfabetos. Por favor pongase en contacto con el Supervisor de Elecciones. Para solicitor una boleta por correo par alas elecciones, llame 863-675-2530 o 863-902-3393 Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee July 19, 2012 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisIndependence DayAddison Ridgdill, 4, was having a great time playing with the sparklers on the Fourth of July. Her parents are Shane and Shelly Ridgdill. Glades County Public Library to offer children’s computer classesBy Austin MoorhouseGlades County Library All adult computer classes at Glades Library will be suspended from July 16 through A ug. 13. Instead, starting on Monday, July 16, until school starts again, an educational program will be offered to teach children the basic essentials of the computer. For ages 8, 9 and 10, classes will be held from 10:30 to noon in the library conference room. For ages 11, 12 and 13 classes will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. So bring the children in and enroll them in classes to learn basic computer skills or to enhance the skills that they already have. Glades County Library News Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisHeading to camp!A group of Glades County 4-Hers left Monday for a week at 4-H Camp Cloverleaf. Camp Cloverleaf is on the banks of Lake Francis in Highlands County.