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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: 08-09-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Special to the Glades County Democrat Tuesday, Aug. 14 is primary election day in Florida. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. A photo and signature ID is required at the polls. Early voting began Aug. 4 and will continue through Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Of ce, 500 Ave. J in Moore Haven. The Elections of ce will also be open for early voting on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Florida is a closed political primary state. That means that only registered party members may vote in their party's primary. However, there is an exception which comes into play in this year's elections. If all candidates for an of ce have the same party af liation and the of ce will be determined by the primar y election, all quali ed voters, regardless of party af liation, may vote in the primary election newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads W atch out for ticks! ...Page 8 See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper. Lightning sparks area brush res ..Page 10 Annual alligator hatching season celebrated with festival .. Inside! Thursday, August 9, 2012 Vol. 84, No. 27 Glades at a glance ...Page 3 Arrest report ...Page 22 50¢ Plus tax Lake Okeechobee dike and water levels discussed by coalition of counties ...Page 7 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisChurch hosts Youth Alive Lock InSixty-three young people attended the Youth Alive Lock In on Aug. 3 (some are not pictured) at First Baptist Church in Moore Haven. For more, see page 13. Primary election to decide some races Special to the Glades County Democrat On July 9, Glades County teenager Kaleb "Fred" Langdale was swimming in the Caloosahatchee River when he was attacked by an alligator. He managed to get away but lost part of his arm in the ght. A bene t fun day fundraiser is set to help the Langdale family with medical expenses. The event is set for Oct. 6, at the Chalo Nitka Grounds in Moore Haven and will include lots of fun activities including a rib cook-off, cornhole tournament, pie eating contest, live/ silent auction with hunting and shing trips. There will be something for everyone with live bands, water slides, bounce house, face painting, buggy rides, cake walks and a dunk tank to test your aim. Entertainment will include the music of Chris MacArthur. The Gator Boys alligator show will be noon and the Gator Boys will also participate in a "meet and greet." Fun Day organizers will meet at the First United Methodist Church in Moore Haven on Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. They are asking churches, clubs, and an y ‘Fun day’ to help teen who was attacked by alligatorSee FRED — Page 22 See ELECTION — Page 15 Crossword puzzle ...Page 9

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades Audubon Last year the American Ornithologists’ Union of cially changed the name of the Common Moorhen in the New World to its former name, Common Gallinule. The Old World species are distinguished from New World populations by voice, subtle differences in appearance, and the English and scienti c names. The Common Gallinule is a widely distributed member of the rail family that breeds in suitable habitat in North, Central, and South America. Adults are dark with a white ank stripe. They have a red bill and red frontal shield. Their bill is triangular shaped like a chicken’s bill. The Common Gallinule has long toes which enable it to w alk on soft mud and oating vegetation. These birds are good swimmers, but they do not have lobes or webbing on their toes. Juveniles are brownish-gray with a drab maroon bill and no frontal shield. The Common Gallinule has a variety of calls that include clucks, whinnies, cackles, squawks, and yelps. The Common Gallinule is often seen in freshwater or brackish marshes, ponds, canals, lawns, and rice elds. Their diet consists mainly of seeds, invertebrates, and aquatic plants. They pick up food w hile walking or swimming. When swimming they dip their head, dabble, or dive while hunting for food. These birds ip oating leaves when searching for snails. These common birds breed all year long. Their nest is usually a wide bowl of grasses and dead plant material built on the ground in dense cattails or on oating vegetation. Both parents help incubate ve to eleven gray or buff eggs with speckles or splotches for ten to 22 day. The chicks are born with their eyes open and are covered with gray down except on the head and wings. The newly hatched chicks have spurs at the bend of the wings that help them climb into the nest or grab nearby emergent vegetation. In three weeks, the young feed alone and are independent at ve weeks old. At six to seven weeks of age, they can y, but usually remain with the adults for a few more w eeks. Common Gallinule chicks and edglings are being reported in inland Florida. You are invited to join a team or volunteer to count Common Gallinule and other bird species at your home or at locations in inland Florida during the Sept. 15 North American Migration Count (NAMC) sponsored by the Florida Ornithological Society and Audubon chapters. Phone or send an e-mail to Margaret England to request information about the 7th Annual Hendry-Glades NAMC. 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 Aug. 18 and Sept. 15. Photographers, groups and families are welcome to participate in the escorted trips. For reservations for these trips contact: Margaret England 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 on Facebook. Inland Birding Fun: Common Gallinule (COGA) 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 PHOTO / LARRY FROGGECommon Gallinule.

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Mortgage Assistance for unemployed or underemployedOKEECHOBEE—The federal government has allocated funding to help quali ed Florida families to pay the rst mortgage on their homes through the Hardest Hit Help program. Assistance may be given for 12 months, and/or to re-instate a delinquent rst mortgage. Loans will be “forgiven” in 5.5 years after completing the program. The program is open to residents of Okeechobee, Glades and Hendry counties. You can register by calling Okeechobee Non-Pro t Housing at 863-467-5525. You may also visit the HHF web site at www. FLHardestHitHelp. org and use the referral code 85087 so you can be assisted by ONPH.Friends of the Library host open houseThe Glades County Library will have an open house on Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. In the afternoon, the Glades County Library will host a Crime Prevention Seminar sponsored by the Glades County Sheriff’s Department also on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the library conference room. The guest speaker will be Chief Deputy Duane Pottorff. All are welcome! Come and see how you may help prevent a crime.Gun Club to hold open rangeThe Glades County Gun Club will hold open range events on Saturday, Aug. 11, and on Aug. 25. The gate opens at 8 a.m. and after a short safety brie ng shooting will begin. Pistol shooting will be rst and ri e and long-gun shooting will be during the second hour. All shooters must wear hearing and eye protection. All shooters are welcome. If you have any questions, contact either David or Linda Whidden at 863-675-2487. Hope to see you there. High School plans ‘get acquainted’ nightMoore Haven Junior/Senior High School will host a “Get Acquainted Night” on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 5:45 to 8 p.m. School begins on Monday, Aug. 20. School hours are 8 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.Bene t planned for Sandy HoytOKEECHOBEE—VFW Post 4423 at 300 W. 34th Street, Okeechobee will hold a bene t for Sandy Hoyt, aka “Sandoone” on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sandy has entertained us all with her zany musical acts for many years, but now needs help to cover the cost of a much-needed surgery. The Post is serving hamburger or hot dog platters for a donation of $5, and there will be a bake sale, 50/50 raf e, auction, games and prizes. Music will be provided by XXL Karaoke and friends. The public is invited. For more information contact Dennis Prewitt at 863-467-0085.Family Fun Day bene ts Fire DepartmentCome out and join the Lakeport/Moore Haven Eagle Riders in showing your support for the Lakeport Fire Department on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Lakeport Fire Department at 11 a.m. A mini poker run starts at the Eagles in Moore Haven at 10 a.m. and ends at the re department in Lakeport. There will be a bounce house, a dunk a reman booth, drawings and other games. There will be re hats and coloring books for the kids. Lunch on burgers, hot dogs, beans and chips. All proceeds go to the re department.Pop Warner meetings beginTim Jones, president of the Glades County Pop Warner Sports Club invites all members to their monthly meetings every Tuesday through August at 7 p.m. at the historic Westergaard House at 270 Ave. L in Moore Haven. The meetings will be changed to twice a month starting in September until the summer season. These dates will be con rmed in the Aug. 16 issue of the Glades Democrat. You can contact Mr. Jones, president, Cedric Tullock, vice president, Wanda Huggins, secretary/treasurer, Felton Huggins, advisor or Sharon Smith, coordinator for further information. Glades County Historical Society invites all interested persons to join this valuable organization. Dues are only $15 per yr. Meetings are held once a month at the Westergaard House at 7 p.m.Lakeport Community News Lakeport Community Center Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call George at 863-946-1222.  Lakeport Community Center Yog a classes every Monday and Friday at 12:15 p.m. For more information, call Dori at 863227-1074.  Lakeport Gatorz will resume again in the fall. Please watch for the Lakeport Gatorz Back to School Kick-Off! For more information, contact Ms. Brenda at 863-532-8314.  Lakeport Community Center will host a New Teachers’ Luncheon on Aug. 9 at 11:30 a.m.Muse Community AssociationMuse Community Association events for August include the following:  Aug. 11, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m.  Aug. 16, Regular Board Meeting at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. All ideas and suggestions are greatly appreciated.  Aug. 25, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. All of the events are open to the public!Lions Club to meetMoore Haven LIONS Club has canceled their August and September meetings and will begin the winter season on Tues., Oct. 9, 2012, 5:30 p.m. at the Glades County Sheriff’s Department. Glades at a Glance 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hello Hendry County Residents, My campaign experience has been positive and rewarding. Ive been out in the community meeting the residents, listening to their concerns and issues. It would be an honor to be your next Supervisor of Elections for Hendry County. I am dedicated and will truly serve you with integrity, loyalty and honesty. I want to take the elections oce to a new level of leadership. I need your vote as your democratic candidate on August 14th. to accomplish my goals. Sincerely, Kim Harris-White When I was a young coach I used to say, Treat everybody alike. ats bull. Treat everybody fairly.Ž Coach Paul BearŽ BryantVOTE RIGHT VOTE KIM HARRIS-WHITE www.facebook.com/KimHarrisWhite Democrat for Hendry County Supervisor of Elections 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012

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BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry-Glades Health DepartmentWith only a few weeks left of summer break, parents are probably thinking about getting their child ready to go back to school. Along with school clothes and school supplies, parents should make sure preventative health measures are included on their child’s back-to-school checklist. Success in school starts with keeping students healthy and safe. Parents should take their children to a health care provider for an annual “wellchild” check-up and to make sure all vaccinations and medical records are in order. Healthy eating, adequate physical activity, and good sleep patterns are also instrumental to success in school. Parents should talk with their children about traveling safely to and from school. This includes planning safe routes for walking or riding a bike, reminding them to stay on the sidewalk, crossing the street only at designated crosswalks, and showing them how to properly wear a bicycle helmet if they are riding a bike to school. If your child is old enough to start driving a car to school, please remind them of some of the basic rules of the road. Don’t be afraid to talk to your teen about safe driving. Allow them to take Driver’s Education if it’s offered at their high school. Ask your vehicle insurance company about programs available to teach teens about safe driving tips. Children in Florida should never have to be without health care. Insurance can improve a child’s access to medications and treatment they may need to control childhood illnesses and decrease absences from school. The state of Florida offers KidCare, a health insurance program for children from birth through age 18. Children can be eligible even if one or both parents are working. Children covered by Florida KidCare are eligible for comprehensive health care, including sports physicals, doctor visits, check-ups, immunizations, surgery, prescriptions, vision and hearing screenings, mental health care, dental check-ups, and hospital stays. Students with access to these and other preventative health care services are likely to be healthier and perform better in school. For more information about KidCare, visit www.FloridaKidCare.org or call 1-888-540-5437. Back to School Health, Safety and Well-Being 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Essilor VisiofficeFamily Eye Care proudly offers patients the new Essilor Visioffice System. Visioffice is the newest and most precise instrument for proper fitting of prescription eyewear. It provides individualized fitting measurements that are unique to each patient that allow for better optical performance of your new glasses. Visioffice is used for any patient and any lens type, progressive or single vision lenses. As spectacle optics have become more advanced, the fitting and measurements necessary to get the best performance from these new lenses have become more important. Visioffice ensures that your new prescription glasses have optics that are perfectly aligned to your individual needs. Family Eye Care is the first eye care practice to bring the Visioffice instrument to the Hendry County area. The Essilor Visioffice optical measuring system provides doctors and other eye care professionals with all possible parameters needed for properly fitting spectacle lenses uniquely to each and every patient. These parameters are established prior to the lenses being made and allow for the production of all types of lenses for eyeglasses.1 Essilor of America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Unless indicated otherwise, all trademarks are the property of Essilor International and/ or its subsidiaries. Visioffice software was developed by the Essilor group, drawing on the expertise of proprietary Activisu measurement technology. The mirror is the property of IVS. Activisu is a trademark of IVS. 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSAnother school year is closing in in quickly. Be sure your kids are ready to perform their best.

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Keeping food safe and accessible should be part of families’ hurricane preparation tacticsWASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is urging residents of coastal states to plan ahead this hurricane season and minimize the potential for foodborne illness in the event of power outages, ooding, and other problems that could be associated with weather emergencies. “As you prepare your home for hurricane season, remember to protect food from being exposed to contaminated water or unsafe storage temperatures in a power outage,” USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Elisabeth Hagen said. “When it comes to emergencies of any kind, planning ahead is always the best strategy to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness.” FSIS encourages those living in coastal areas to be prepared, particularly when it comes to ensuring access to safe food and water after weather emergencies. Families should have an emergency plan in place that includes food and water safety precautions. Steps to follow to prepare for a possible weather emergency:  Keep an appliance thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer to help determine if food is safe during power outages. The refrigerator temperature should be 40 F or lower and the freezer should be 0 F or lower.  Store food on shelves that will be safely out of the way of contaminated water in case of ooding.  Group food together in the freezer — this helps the food stay cold longer.  Freeze refrigerated items such as leftovers, milk and fresh meat and poultry that you may not need immediately — this helps keep them at a safe temperature longer.  Have coolers on hand to keep refrigerator food cold if the power will be out for more than 4 hours.  Purchase or make ice and store in the freezer for use in the refrigerator or in a cooler. Freeze gel packs ahead of time for use in coolers.  Plan ahead and know where dry ice and block ice can be purchased. Steps to follow if the power goes out:  Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible.  A refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours if you keep the door closed.  A full freezer will keep its temperature for about 48 hours (24 hours if half-full).  If the power is out for an extended period of time, buy dry or block ice to keep the refrigerator as cold as possible. Fifty pounds of dry ice should keep a fully-stocked 18-cubic-feet freezer cold for two days. Steps to follow after a weather emergency:  Check the temperature in the refrigerator and freezer. If the thermometer reads 40 F or below, the food is safe.  If no thermometer was used in the freezer, check each package. If food still contains ice crystals or is at 40F or below when checked with a food thermometer, it may be safely refrozen.  Discard any perishable food (such as meat, poultry, sh, soft cheeses, milk, eggs, leftovers and deli items) that have been kept in a refrigerator or freezer above 40 F for two hours or more.  Discard any food that is not in a waterproof container if there is any chance that it has come into contact with ood water. Containers that are not waterproof include those with screw-caps, snap lids, pull tops, and crimped caps. Discard wooden cutting boards, plastic utensils, baby bottle nipples and paci ers.  Thoroughly wash all metal pans, ceramic dishes and utensils that came in contact with ood water with hot soapy water and sanitize by boiling them in clean water or by immersing them for 15 minutes in a solution of 1 tablespoon of unscented, liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of drinking water.  Use bottled water that has not been exposed to ood waters. If bottled water is not available, tap water can be boiled for safety.  Never taste food to determine its safety. When in doubt, throw it out! Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov or m.AskKaren.gov on your smartphone. Mobile Ask Karen can also be downloaded from the Android app store. Consumers can email, chat with a live representative, or call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline directly from the app. To use these features on the app, simply choose “Contact Us” from the menu. The live chat option and the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854), are available in English and Spanish from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Offers Food Safety Tips 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hello Hendry County Residents, this is Brenda Hoots candidate for Supervisor of Elections, asking for you vote! We have enjoyed visiting with voters in Hendry County. Also, Id like to thank all those that came out to the forums sponsored by local organizations. e Primary Election is quickly approaching on August the 14th. Just a friendly reminder, everyone cast your vote in the Primary Election. At 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, Early Voting will be ending. Aer Early Voting ends you will still have the option to vote Absentee or at the Polls on August 14th. I am committed to do the best possible job serving you the public as your Supervisor of Elections. During my 21 years working with the Elections Oce and as the Assistant Supervisor of Elections, I have acquired the experience and skills necessary to be your Supervisor of Elections. I am asking for your vote and the opportunity to ensure that the Hendry County elections continue to be done with accuracy and integrity. I give a Hoot! Asking you to Give a Hoot and Vote for Brenda Hoots for Supervisor of Elections. Early Voting begins: July 30 through August 11, 2012 OFFICE LOCATIONS: Monday through Saturday … 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle Monday through Saturday … 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 100 E. El Paso Ave., Clewiston GIVE A HOOT Vote Brenda Hoots forSupervisor of ElectionsPolitical Advertisement Paid for and approved by Brenda Hoots Democrat for Supervisor of Elections 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. 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 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOExperts say a full freezer will keep its temperature for two days if power is out. Are you ready in the case of an emergency?

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Update on health of Lake Okeechobee, rehabilitation w ork, and call for consensus on work in the y ear aheadBY PETE GAWDA INI FloridaUnlike some meetings of a few years ago, the Wednesday, Aug. 1, meeting of the County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon at the Okeechobee County Courthouse was marked by cordiality and consensus. The organization is made up of representatives from Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Lee, Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades, Highlands and Osceola counties. Okeechobee County Commissioner Frank Irby reported that his county was in the early stages of developing a public-private partnership for the revitalization of Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina. “Martin County is in good shape,” reported Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard. “Our estuaries look good.” Glades County Commissioner Russell Echols, w ho chairs the coalition, reported that work is nished on the Harney Pond Canal in his county. Ingrid Bond, project manager with the U.S. A rmy Corps of Engineers (COE), gave an update on the Herbert Hoover Dike. For background, she stated that the dike is 143 miles long and contains ve spillway inlets, ve spillway outlets, nine navigation locks, nine pumping stations and 32 culverts. She said the Herbert Hoover Dike is one of the few dams administered by the COE that is considered a level 1 risk. Of levels 1 through 5, level 1 is considered the most likely to fail. In response to a question, she stated that the number of level 1 dams varies but currently there are 16. The Herbert Hoover Dike has to compete with all the other level 1 dams for funding. Ms. Bond said that in the current scal year Congress appropriated $85 million for the Herbert Hoover Dike. They are still waiting on funding for scal year 2013. Typically, she said, the Herbert Hoover Dike gets 20 to 25 percent of COE funds allocated for damn safety. She said there will be a new dam safety report by 2014. The COE has divided the dike into segments called reaches. They have completed 20.7 miles of cutoff wall in the center of the dike in the reach between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade. “We have changed our approach,” Ms. Bond said. We used to have a reach-by-reach approach. W e want to put taxpayers money on projects that are most at risk.” Now Ms. Bond said the emphasis is on replacing culverts which she said COE identi es as a higher priority. However, she said the reach 1 cutoff wall project will be completed to Belle Glade. Construction is currently under way to replace culverts 1 and 1A near Moor Haven as well as culverts 11 and 16 near Port Mayaca. The COE is in the process of abandoning culverts 7 and 9 and the Taylor Creek culvert, all in Okeechobee County. “We are working with a schedule for culvert replacement,” she said. The progress of the work relies on many factors including funding from Congress. She said the order of culvert replacement has to do with access. “Everything has to be done on the federal right of way.” Commissioner Echols expressed concern about not being informed of the shift in emphasis from dike rehabilitation to culvert replacement. “It seems the game plan changes and we aren’t kept up to date,” he said. Calvin J. Neidrauer, chief engineer of South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) Water Control Operations Bureau, gave an update on water conditions. He said that district-wide, among the 16 South Florida Counties comprising SFWMD, rainfall for the current rainy season through July 30 is about 6 percent above average. He said Lake Tohopekaliga and Lake Istokpoga are at regulation schedule. Lake Kissimmee is below regulation schedule. However, that lake has been supplying water for the Kissimmee River restoration. The wet season began earlier this year on May 8. Therefore, water conservation areas south of the lake lled up quickly. Mr. Neidrauer said that water from those areas is being sent to tide to make more storage area for future rains this rainy season. Currently, at just over 12 feet, Lake Okeechobee is in the bene cial use band of the Lake Okeechobee Regulations Schedule (LORS) used by the COE and no releases are called for. However, the Adaptive Protocol, a document used by SFWMD that interprets the LORS for environmental purposes, called for pulse releases to the Caloosahatchee Estuary in May, June and July. Currently the Adoptive Protocol does not call for releases because basin runoff is suf cient to maintain salinity. Mr. Neidrauer said Lake Okeechobee has 99 active snail kite nesting areas in 2012—the highest number since record keeping began in 1992. While predictions about the current rainy season are uncertain, he said predictions for the coming dry season are for above-normal rainfall. “It is a delicate balance and there is a lot of competition for water.” Mr. Neidrauer said of the process of regulating the lake level. Commissioner Echols called for goals for next year. He asked that staff work with the individual members and put that item on the agenda for the September meeting. He noted there are many differences among the counties represented and he suggested they concentrate on areas where they are in agreement in formulating goals. Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard called for more substantive discussion on the health of the lake. Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner suggested sending two representatives of the coalition to Washington to lobby for their causes. It was the consensus of the group to invite all 16 counties served by SFWMD to the December meeting. Commissioner Echols said his constituents were disgruntled about un nished projects. “Let’s get something completed instead of a lot of projects on the board,” he said, suggesting long-term leases for SFWMD property that will not be used in the near future. “We all get frustrated with projects not being completed,” added Commissioner Heard. The coalition then passed a resolution seeking continued funding for the C44 reservoir and stormwater treatment area project on the St. Lucie Canal to ensure its completion. Michelle McGovern of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson’s of ce told the coalition that the senator is trying to nd funding for the state to help with their projects and also assisting with grants. “We are all in this together,” asserted Paul Gray of the Audubon Society of Florida. “What happens in one part of the system affects another.” He noted that two third of the marsh area of the lake is dry right now due, in part, to LORS. He said the lake level is kept down because of the condition of the dike. He said the Audubon Society was in favor of xing the dike as quickly as possible. Until then he said it would help if all parties concerned would be as exible as possible. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Coalition of Counties’ Continuing Look at Lake O 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 “It seems the game plan changes and we aren’t kept up to date.”— Commissioner Russell Echols’, representing Glades County, comments after an update by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers explaining the organization’s shift to culvert replacement on Lake Okeechobee PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZ A

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BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry-Glades Health DepartmentIt’s summertime! Baseball games, swimming, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors –these are all great summer activities, but don’t forget about ticks that may be in the same environment. There are several things you can do to help prevent tick bites and reduce your risk of tick-borne disease. After being in wooded areas, grassy areas, or even after a summer picnic, you should check your scalp and hair, behind the ears, the neck, and under the arms. Usually ticks try to nd a nice warm spot to hide and latch onto to your skin, but sometimes they can choose the strangest places, so please check your whole body thoroughly. Some ticks are small enough to crawl into shoes or through socks, so when you are hiking, or taking a stroll through wooded areas, tuck your pant legs into your socks so that they cannot crawl up the inside of your pants. Also, it’s a good idea to wear light-colored clothing, because it will help you spot any ticks that may be crawling around looking for a place to bite. For added protection, you can also use an insect repellent with DEET, but always follow the product instructions. Repellents containing 20 percent or more DEET can be applied to the skin, and can provide some protection for several hours. Please talk to your health care provider before applying any insect repellents on young children. Before you go into your home, check your clothing and your pets for ticks. Ticks may be carried into the house on clothing and pets and any ticks that are found should be removed immediately. Watch for signs of illness such as rash or fever, and see a health care provider if these develop. Remember that it can take up to 30 days before you have symptoms of a tick related disease. Your risk of getting a tick-borne illness depends on many factors, including where you live, what type of tick bit you, and how long the tick was attached. If you become ill after a tick bite, please see your health care provider. You can get more information about ticks at this website: http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 Ticks Can Be In Your Back Yard! SUBMITTED PHOTOThese unsightly creatures can lurk almost everywhere, and are especially prevalent in the summertime. Learn to defend yourself against these blood-sucking menaces. Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 11.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 9.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.60/g, according to gasoline price website FloridaStateGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices Aug. 5 were 12.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 29.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 19.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 6.5 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. “Watching the national average last week, one might have expected war broke out in the Middle East or a major hurricane shutting down production, neither of which happened, yet gasoline prices spiked,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “The scary thought is what may happen to gasoline prices should one of the two actually take place. The Great Lakes was hosed with renery issues and a major oil pipeline issue, and while other regions saw increases, they paled in comparison to those in the Great Lakes states. The good news for motorists is that the end to the summer driving season and change to winter-spec fuel is in view, which will likely put downward pressure on gasoline prices,” DeHaan said. Florida Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook for Early August “Watching the national average last week, one might have expected war broke out in the Middle East or a major hurricane shutting down production, neither of which happened, yet gasoline prices spiked.”— Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 Editor’s note: Candidates for Glades County Commission seats were given an opportunity to respond to questions sent in b y Glades County Democrat readers. These questions were emailed to the candidates, using the email addresses they provided to t o the Supervisor of Elections Of ce. The c andidates were asked to keep their ans wers to 100 words or less. For a list of cand idates by race, see the story on page one. 1. What would you do to bring more j obs to Glades County, especially jobs that pay a wage suf cient to support a family? DENNIS GRIFFIN: Industrial or commercial business would be good because they can hire several to many employees. The airport project in Hendry County and the Inland Port in Glades County, which are already in progress, will bring other businesses with them. We need to further the infrastructure so the business may locate here in Glades County by offering the tax assistance policy already in place. The length of time offered could vary with amount of employees and tangible property the business has. BUTCH JONES: Jobs that pay suf cient w ages are a concern in Glades County, as w ell as nationally. The current commission is working diligently with the county manager and the EDC (Economic Development Council) and other involved parties to continue to promote and develop the Intermodal Logistics Center ( or Inland Port) which is scheduled to bring businesses and jobs to Glades County in the near future. Experienced leadership on the Commission is a v aluable and vital asset in this process. TIM STANLEY: Quality jobs will ensure that our citizens and our youth can look forw ard to living and working in this county. I would advertise nationally that the county was looking for business's to move to Glades County and that we would be willing to extend tax breaks, wave impact fees and permit fees if needed. The amount waived w ould be dependent on the number and quality of jobs created in the county. I am against bringing in another land ll or any industry that wouldn't enhance our way of life. We need to promote tourism and use the great asset we have in Lake Okeechobee. WESTON PRYOR: As commissioners we should make ourselves, as well as our resources, readily available for local and new businesses. We need to assist and develop growth, which will in turn bene t and help evolve our county in a positive way. 2. The closing of the U-save store in Moore Haven has placed a real hardship on local residents who either have to drive more than 30 miles round trip just to go to the grocery store. What can county commission do to bring a grocery store back to Moore Haven? DENNIS GRIFFIN: We can offer tax incentives to help the business get established, then they can start paying the full tax rate. Make all the retail grocery chains in or out of the State of Florida aware that this need exists in Moore Haven. Include the demographics of the Moore Haven area. BUTCH JONES: The closing of the grocery store has negatively affected all residents of the Moore Haven area and other parts of Glades county. The grocery store is now being refurbished and it is my understanding that it will re-open at some time this year. Various economic incentives are currently available for businesses seeking to locate in the county. TIM STANLEY: Moore Haven de nitely needs a grocery store. I will research towns around the area that are similar in size to Moore Haven and nd out what chains are doing well and call their corporate of ces and explain our desire to have a store locate here. The commissioners will need to work with the city council and see if there are any exemptions that could be provided to attract a grocery chain to move here. I am not against a non-chain store; I don't think they could provide the competitive pricing that a chain store could or the investment. WESTON PRYOR: The county commission can not necessarily incorporate or place a grocery store in Moore Haven, but what we can do is strive to be as appealing as possible to any prospective investors or store owners. Once a commitment is established the board can ensure that the proposed deal goes as smooth as possible. We also can work with other entities, such as the city and school board to try to ensure we make this goal happen. 3. How involved would you as a county commissioner be involved in the day-to-day operation of county government? DENNIS GRIFFIN: I would like to see each commissioner assigned to different departments, Road & Bridge, Planning & Zoning, Fire Departments, Ambulance, Economic/ Tourism, and rotate every year so each commissioner will understand the operation of each department. I will review the policies and procedures to see if they have the best interest of the people and businesses of Glades County. BUTCH JONES: All the commissioners are at the courthouse on a regular basis and as chairman of the commission, I am there daily and work closely with the department heads and the county manager on the issues involved in the operation of Glades County. TIM STANLEY: The county commissioners should not be involved in the day to day operations of the county. The county manager and his department heads should run the day to day operations. It is the commissioner's responsibility to ensure the county manager is performing his job and the work plan is on schedule and the citizens of the county are being provided the service that they are paying for. A commissioner should address any concerns that a citizen or employee has concerning the operations of the county through the proper channels and ensure that the concern has been resolved properly. WESTON PRYOR: As a commissioner I will devote as much time as needed and help in any way I can to see that Glades County runs as professional as possible. Being self employed I will be able to devote as much time and effort needed to assist fellow of cials and employees on any and all projects. 4.What do you see as the most important issue facing the county and how would you deal with it? DENNIS GRIFFIN: We need to nish developing the commercial areas with infrastructure. People need jobs, we have land, and the lake. People need to be able to access the lake, the 12 foot water level rule has hurt the Buckhead Ridge and Lakeport are a housing market. We need to try to get year round access to the lake from these areas so people can bring their families back here. BUTCH JONES: The most important issue facing the county is economic development and the previously discussed ILC, which involves growth management, jobs and increasing the ad valorem tax base to continue providing services to Glades County residents. TIM STANLEY: Growth is the major concern facing the county. We cannot survive without it. Not only will it provide income for our citizens. We need the sales tax and gas tax revenue to provide services to the county. If we continue to lose those revenues the services they provide will have to be cut or made up by you. The commission needs to work closely with the planning and zoning board and plan our future so that we don't make the same mistakes that other counties have in the past. We have the perfect opportunity to get it right the rst time with proper planning. WESTON PRYOR: The most important issue facing the county is the lack of teamwork. As an entity we need to work together with both the employees and the citizens of the county. By working together we can improve daily operations to ensure positive growth and development in the county. Commission candidates respond to questions Along with the rain came lightning. Lightning ignitions smolder for days before they start to show visible signs. Scouting lightning ignitions is the responsibility of the xedwing spotter pilot from the Florida Forest Service. "Using a lightning map, I make a ight plan to concentrate on positive lightning strikes. It's commonly believed that the positive strikes, which are 5-10 times stronger than the negative strikes, are responsible for most forest res." said Sanne Esque, Airplane Pilot, Florida Forest Service (FFS). "As I y I have up to 25 miles of visibility in our Forest Service aircraft," the pilot continued. "It's a very ef cient way to spot the beginnings of a smoldering wild re." She covers six counties along her route and radios to FFS dispatch the location of the wild res. FFS dispatch relays the information to state re ghters in dozers and brush trucks and local re departments to extinguish the re. Fixed-wing pilots are an essential element on wild re scenes. These airplanes are used to scout out wild res and then serve as "eyes in the sky" for re ghters on the ground. Smoke impedes ground crews so the pilot will communicate to the re ghters information such as, the location of houses, sheds and vehicles in relation to the direction of the re. The pilot can also locate roads and trails for access to the re and also fences, and the gates to get through them. They can make the re ghters aware of ditches, ag ponds, power lines, and many other obstacles. The pilot can see the fuel types that the re is moving into and thus assist the Incident Commander in determining the initial attack priorities and the necessity for possibly ordering more resources. Recent wild re activity in Glades County included: a lightning strike that burned 35 acres on Aug. 5 north of Gatorama; a lightning strike that burned 35 acres near Board Hammock on Aug. 5 and a lighting strike that burned 30 acres on Aug. 6. Lightning strikes blamed for area brush res VFW Post #9528 in BHR plans activitiesLocated at 29012 E. Hwy. 78, Buckhead Ridge, the VFW invites area residents to their activities. The VFW meets every second and fourth Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Male Auxiliary meets every third Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Ladies Auxiliary and AMVET Ladies meet every second Tuesday at 10 a.m. and AMVETS meet every rst Saturday at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Commander Gordon Bruens at 863-467-2882.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 NEED HELP NAVIGATING MEDICARE? LET US BE YOUR GUIDE! FREE, Condential, and Unbiased Help With: For assistance or to become a SHINE volunteer, call 1-866-413-5337SHINE is a Florida Department of Elder Aairs program operated in partnership with your local Area Agency on Aging to provide information and assistance with Medicare. All services are free, objective and condential. WE DO NOT SELL INSURANCE OR REPRESENT ANY INSURANCE ENTITY. MALDONADO Political Advertisement Paid for and approved by Steven Maldonado, Democrat for Sheriff NEW AGE NEW VISION VOTE ON AUGUST 14TH, 2012 E E SheriffHendry CountyCriminal Law Serial Proling Taser Instructor Organized Crime S.W.A.T. Operator Field Training Ocer Hostage Negotiations Homicide Investigator FDLE Certied Instructor Special Tactical Problems Child Injury Investigations Tactical Handgun Operator Human Diversity Instructor Radar Speed Measurements Juvenile Oender Instructor Domestic Violence Instructor Under Cover & Covert Operations Case Preparation & Court Presentation Personal Protec tive Equipment Instructor Narcotics Identication and Investigations Advanced Techniques for Unsolved Death Investigations.........www.maldonado2012.com E-mail: steven@maldonado2012.comwww.facebook.com/2012Maldonadowww.youtube.com/2012SMaldonado EXPERIENCECriminal Justice Protections President / CEO Southwest Florida Academy InstructorHendry County Sheriff’s Office Former Detective Pahokee Police Department Police OfficerRiviera Beach Police Police Officer BY CHARLES M. MURPHY Okeechobee NewsA 6,600 mile journey dubbed the ‘Solar Odyssey’ began in late July for a ship that is completely solar powered. The Ra, started in Clearwater on July 22, stopped in Fort Myers on July 25, and traveled up the Caloosahatchee River, across Lake Okeechobee and into the St. Lucie Canal and on to Ft. Pierce, before heading up north. The ‘Ra’ stopped in Clewiston on July 26 and Indiantown on July 27. The crew planned to stop at 122 different locations on the tour. It could take the Captain Jim Greer, and his crew, close to six months to complete the voyage. The goal of the project is to prove that solar power can be used to power boats and ships. A lm crew is also on board and they will take high de nition video of the places they visit. They have also accepted donations of cash, fuel, and other items for the trip. Among the other stops on the trip are Jekyll Island, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina, Beaufort, North Carolina, Portsmouth, Virginia, A nnapolis, Maryland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, A tlantic City, New Jersey, New York City, Catskill, New York, Albion, New York, Erie Pennsylvania, Cleveland, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, Racine, Wisconsin, Cairo, Illinois, Clinton, Tennessee, Gulf Shores, Alabama, and then back into Florida. The solar powered boat would be the rst ever to traverse what is known as the great loop. The footage taken will be put into a new reality show and the lm could last as long as three seasons. More information on the voyage can be obtained at www.thesolarodyssey.com Solar-Powered Boat Crosses Lake Okeechobee SUBMITTED PHOTOThe Ra, which operates entirely on solar power, traveled through Clewiston recently on its 6,600 mile journey.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 By Bob GieslerSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Glades County has a bright future. The inland port which Lykes and Duda have been w orking on the couple of years is nally becoming a reality. Also, a truck stop is seriously being considered on the Highway 27 corridor. These projects will bene t Glades County not only in tax revenues but also in jobs. The county and staff have been working with developers on these projects and have a good working relationship. When I ran for of ce, I made one promise: to be a full time commissioner and do the best I could for the citizens of Glades County. I will continue to be a full time commissioner. All I need is your vote. Please consider me for your vote on Aug. 14. I believe my quali cations and experience speak for me. My family includes my wife, Beverly, ve daughters and 16 grandchildren. Educational background includes Huntingburg High School, Oakland City College, the Florida Association of Counties-Certi ed County Commissioner and the Florida Association of Counties-Advanced Certi ed County Commissioner. Professions are restaurant owner and Giesler Electric and Telephone. Military service was with the National Guard from April 26, 1954 to April 6, 1960. Memberships include: 11 years as chairman of the Glades county Board of Commissioners; Chairman of the Small County Coalition (43 counties) 2002-2004; Executive Board of Small County Coalition (current); Southeast Florida Regional Planning Council; Florida Heartland Rural Economics Council; Buckhead Ridge Community Association; AmVets Post 2001 Life Member and Past Commander; Eagles Lodge; Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree; Buckhead Ridge Fire Department (retired); and Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Giesler seeks re-election Bob Giesler Special to the Glades DemocratLakeport’s Garvin awarded scholarshipCasey Garvin, son of Pastor Scott and Patty Garvin of Lakeport, has been awarded the Millennium Scholar’s full scholarship award by Troy University. Casey will be attending Troy University in Troy, Alabama, beginning this August. The award was granted to Casey based on his academic record and ACT score of 32. Casey participated in the FPEA homeschool graduation service in Orlando on May 27. Casey has also been invited into the honors program at Troy. He plans to major in broadcast journalism and minor in leadership. ACT offers counseling and related servicesAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-9567273. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisYouth AliveMore than 60 young people enjoyed felowing and fun at the Youth Alive Lock In on Aug. 3 at the First Baptist Church in Moore Haven.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 OKEECHOBEE—The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is beginning preparation of a National Env ironmental Policy Act assessment for the Kissimmee Basin Modi ed Water Control Plan (KBMWCP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Central & Southern Florida Flood Control Project dramatically altered lake level uctuations and reduced the oodplain in the Kissimmee Basin. Historically in the upper basin, lake levels within the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes (KCOL) uctuated within a range of two to ten feet. The lakes had limited out ow capacities and functioned as natural detention reservoirs, allowing water storage in the wet season and continual release of water throughout the year. Under these natural conditions, lake levels would rise in the wet season and over ow to adjoining lands, creating broad, marshy connections between the lakes where sh and wildlife spawned and foraged. During dry periods and low water levels, connections between the lakes would disappear and bottom sediments would oxidize, preventing accumulation of organic material along the lake edge. Presently, water levels in the KCOL are regulated by nine structures that limit water level uctuations between two to three feet. In the lower basin, the Kissimmee River was channelized as a ood risk management measure. While the channelization achieved its intended goal of ood risk reduction; it also straightened the channel, reduced the width of the oodplain, bypassed natural river features including meanders and the littoral zone, and deepened the river waters resulting in a degraded ecosystem. As a result, the Kissimmee River Restoration Project was authorized to improve the degraded riverine habitat. The goal of the KBM\VCP is to achieve a more acceptable balance among ood protection, water supply, aquatic plant management, and natural resources in the upper and lower Kissimmee Basin. The KBMWCP & EIS will include the operating criteria results of the Kissimmee Basin Modeling Operations Study (KBMOS) and the Lower Kissimmee River Operations Study (LKROS). The KBMWCP study is a cooperative plan between the Corps and the South Florid a Water Management District. A public scoping meeting for the KBMWCP will be conducted on Aug. 28, with an open house from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and a formal presentation at 7 p.m. in the Williamson Conference and Education Center at Indian River State College on the Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue in Okeechobee. The Corps invites the participation o f Federal and State agencies, Native American Tribes, local agencies: interested parties and individuals in providing comments and identifying any issues. Kissimmee Basin water control plan meeting set Outdoor enthusiasts have a newly expanded area for a variety of outdoor activities near the restored Kissimmee River as part of the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) effort to expand public access for recreation on conservation lands. Working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the District is adding 60 acres to the expansive Kissimmee River Public Use Area. Hiking, hunting and wildlife viewing are among the activities allowed in the new section. “One of the most inspiring locations to view successful restoration and a healthy ecosystem is along the Kissimmee River,” said SFWMD Governing Board Vice-Chairman Kevin Powers. “Opening more of these restored lands for compatible recreation provides an opportunity for the public to really get out and enjoy the natural South Florida landscape.” Comprised of more than 30,000 acres, the Kissimmee River Public Use Area stretches along the Kissimmee River from State Road 60 south to Lake Okeechobee. Access is primarily by boat and is facilitated by a number of boat ramps within an area that spans portions of Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, Osceola and Polk counties. From camping and bike riding to hunting and horseback riding, the area offers a variety of outdoor experiences. A portion of the Florida Trail traverses the area, where hikers may see wildlife including white-tailed deer, alligators, wild turkeys, gopher tortoises and many species of wading birds. (Special-use licenses available from the District may be required for some activities, and FWC rules apply.) This is the second time in recent years the District has worked with FWC to expand the Kissimmee River Public Use Area. In 2008, the SFWMD Governing Board passed a resolution requesting coordination with the FWC to add the 3,722-acre Chandler Slough to the public use area. For more information on recreational opportunities throughout the District’s 16-county region, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recreation. SFWMD, FWC expand Kissimmee River Recreation Area

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 RAY VAN HOUTEN forHENDRY COUNTY SHERIFFLadies and Gentleman of Hendry County: My team or I have visited almost every door in the County, handing out information about myself and the plan I have as Sheriff. By Electing me Sheriff, I promise to put into action my Leadership abilities and diversi“ed experience I have gained over the past 27 years as a Law Enforcement Of“cer, a Military Leader, and an Educator. To lead the good men and women of the HCSO in combating crime. I promise to restore RESPECT INTEGRIY, and PRIDE to the HCSO I would like to thank my opponents Mr. Carmona and Mr. Chamberlain for being gentlemen and good sportsmen during this election process; also for Mr. Carmonas 25 yrs of service in law enforcement and for Mr. Chamberlains 26 yrs of service in corrections a feat not easily accomplished. On August 14, 2012 -Vote Ray Van Houten the right man for the jobPolitical Advertisement Paid for and approved by Ray Van Houten Republican for Hendry County Sheriff 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 for that of ce. In the Superintendent of Schools race, both Scott Bass and Janice Brown are registered Democrats. Since there is no Republican candidate, this race will be decided in the primary and all registered voters will be allowed to vote, regardless of party af liation. It's the same case with the Clerk of Court election. Both candidates, Sandra Brown and George Humphries, are Democrats and there is no Republican candidate. So the race will be decided in the primary and all v oters can participate. In the Property Appraiser election, there are two Democrats and one Republican. Democrats will choose between Lorie Ward and Michelle Brunetto. Only registered Democrats will vote in that primary. The winner of the primary election will face Republican Robin Knight McLean in the general election. In the sheriff's election, incumbent Stuart W hiddon is a Democrat. He will face Republican Robert Wilson in the general election. In the County Commission District 1 race, all of the candidates are Democrats. Incumbent K.S. "Butch" Jones will face Weston Pryor and Dennis Grif n in the Aug. 14 primary. All registered voters will be allowed to participate in this election. In the County Commission District 3 race, incumbent Paul Beck, a Democrat, is challenged by Republican Cannon Eley. This will be on the ballot in the general election in November. In the County Commission District 5 race, incumbent Bob Giesler is challenged by Tim Stanely. Both candidates are Democrats, so this race will be decided in the Aug. 14 primary. All registered voters will be allowed to participate. School board elections are non-partisan, so Robbie Ahern and Jenny Allen, candidates for the District 2 School Board seat, will face off in the Aug. 14 primary and all registered voters may vote in this race. Tax Collector Gail Jones, County Judge Jack Lundy, Supervisor of Elections Holly Whiddon and School Board District 3 Representative Geraldine Wilson are all unopposed. On election day, Aug. 14, Glades County voters will vote in 13 precincts: Precinct # 1, American Legion Hall, 600 Baker Highway, Moore Haven; Precinct # 2, Ortona Volunteer Fire Department, 2890 Ortona Road SW, Ortona; Precinct # 3, Doyle Conner Building, 900 U.S. 27 SW, Moore Haven; Precinct # 4, Palmdale Community Center, 7967 Main Street, Palmdale; Precinct # 5, Muse Community Center, 25895 Loblolly Bay Road, Muse; Precinct # 6, Doyle Conner Building, 900 US 27 SW, Moore Haven; Precinct # 7, Lakeport Community Center, 10245 Red Barn Road, Lakeport; Precinct # 8, Buckhead Ridge Community Center, 21458 East State Road 78, Buckhead Ridge; Precinct # 9, Lakeport Community Center, 10245 Red Barn Road, Lakeport; Precinct # 10, Tribal Of ces, Harney Pond Road, Brighton Indian Reservation; Precinct # 11, Doyle Conner Building, 900 U.S. 27 SW, Moore Haven; Precinct # 12, Booker T. Washington School, 1250 Gamble Street, Washington Park Subdivision, Moore Haven; Precinct # 13, Indian Hills Volunteer Fire Department, 3860 Indian Hills Drive SW, Moore Haven. For more information on the elections, voters can check the Supervisor of Elections web site online at www.voteglades.com or call the Elections Of ce at 863-946-6005. ELECTIONContinued From Page 1 Westergaard House available for eventsGlades County Historical Society reminds community members that you can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House for your meetings, showers, parties, political party get-togethers seven days a week. Non-pro t organizations are all free; all residents are charged $25 for each event. You are welcomed to use the inside or the lawn areas. The address is 270 Ave. L, Moore Haven near the Methodist Church. Phone Anne Coffey at 863-801-5199 or Julie Wigton at 946-2060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information. Our historic buildings are being destroyed quickly and that means our heritage is disappearing right before our eyes.Tobacco cessation classes availableNew tobacco cessation classes are available at the Moore Haven Public Library. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is provided by attending the classes. Please contact Angelica Pena to register, or for more information call 863-902-3019.American Legion welcomes area veteransThe American Legion Post #299 in Moore Haven, has been recently issued a fullservice bar license, and is looking forward to serving the veteran population of our area. They are serving mixed drinks as well as popular and premium beers. If you are a honorably discharged veteran who has served at least one day during time of war you are eligible for legion membership.

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Employment Full TimeAir Conditioning Technician needed. Must have Experience. Excellent salary and Bene ts. Call: 863-675-0044. DRIVERS: $1,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854. R & D Maintenance is currently accepting applications for Laborer, Grounds Maintenance positions. Requirements include: General knowledge of grounds maintenance safety, self motivation a plus. This is a temporary position. Must be 18, have a valid drivers, license and pass a drug screen. EEO Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 Employment Part Time Dental Assistant Must have 1 yr. exp. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Competitive salary & excellent bene ts. Fax resume to (863) 946-0145 or apply at Florida Community Health Center, 1021 Health Park Dr. Moore Haven, FL e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Environmental Services/Janitorial Part Time, responsible for housekeeping duties. Handyman skills helpful. Fax resume to: (863) 946-0145 or apply at Florida Community Health Center, 1021 Health Park Dr. Moore Haven, FL e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP.Maintenance Person Central County Water Control District is now accepting applications for a Clubhouse maintenance person. This is a part time position. Must be able to work exible hours, nights and weekends, some holidays. Background checks. This is a drug free workplace. Apply in person at the Montura Clubhouse located at: 255 N. Hacienda Street, Montura Ranch Estates, ask for Juan. Monday thru Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or the Central County Of ce at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates. Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Employment Part Time Soil Testing UF/IFASEverglades REC-Belle Glade OPS-9 month temporary position–Soil Testing Laboratory $9.00/hr; 40 hrs/wk Duties: Soil receiving. Be able to work in dusty conditions. 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Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Tourist Development Council 423576 CN/CB 8/9/2012 Public Notice NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 16, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1L60Drainage Improvements, Sidewalk Construction and Installation of Steel Picket Railing on State Road 35 in Hardee County-Budget Estimate: $158,354.00. E1L67Shoulder and Slope Repair, Sodding and Fertilizer in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $172,500.00 E1L68Removal and Replacement of Thermoplastic and Retro-Re ective Pavement Markings in Glades & Hendry Counties.-Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. E1L69Clearing & Grubbing, and Tree Trimming & Removal in Lee & Charlotte Counties.-Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. Z1012Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Generator Installation in Polk, Highlands, & Okeechobee Counties Z1013Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Generator Installation in Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Glades, & Hendry Counties Z1014Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Generator Installation in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 423182 CN 8/9,16/2012 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 2444 2009 1144334-01000000290 Gregoria & Rosa Flores Lot 29, Twin Lakes Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 91 and 92, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422723 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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 2279 2009 1074433-03000020040 Mario Nodal Lot 4, Block 2, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422725 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. 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Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 3272 2009 4104329-020-000L0440 Anita Jagernauth Tract L44, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records if 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422710 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1144 2009 1354331-010000H0090 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 9, Block H, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423458 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1146 2009 1354331-010000H0110 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 11, Block H, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423409 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 2948 2009 2024329-670000A0040 The Land Doctor Investments, Inc. Lots 11 and 12, Block A, Sunset Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422730 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 2591 2009 1214334-010-000Q0210 Sylbert Romely, Sylvester Joseph & Beris Campbell Lots 27 and 28, Block Q, Harlem Addition to Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422726 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1145 2009 1354331-010000H0100 Wycliffe G.Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 10, Block H, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423335 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1141 2009 1354331-010000G0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Bock G, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423441 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1139 2009 1354331-010000F0160 Wycliffe G.Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423334 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1140 2009 1354331-010000G0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block G, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423408 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1151 2009 1354331-010000H0160 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block H, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423459 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 2006 2008 1264432-A0000040000 Carlos Viana Dantos The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1121, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423407 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1147 2009 1354331-010000H0120 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12, Block H, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423442 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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 1137 2009 1354331-010000F0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423451 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1143 2009 1354331-010000G0160 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block G, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423455 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1149 2009 1354331-010000H0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Block H, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423456 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1148 2009 1354331-010000H0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block H, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423450 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 1136 2009 1354331-010000F0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423444 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1142 2009 1354331-010000G0150 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, Block G, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423449 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 1138 2009 1354331-010000F0150 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423457 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 2418 2009 1314433-A0004470000 Abel Tejera Cepero The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6062, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422721 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 2412 2009 1314433-A0004130000 Mora Angel M. Colon The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 Lot No. 6051 in Montura Ranch Estates. 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422718 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 1469 2009 1154432-A0002210100 Rolando Ramirez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2694, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422722 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN : Conde, Steve A., 739 Riverbend Dr, Apt B, LaBelle Sands, George C., 420 Martine Luther King Blvd., LaBelle Stanton, Christopher M., 407 E. Obispo Ave., Clewiston Wiggins, Marquis S., 125 N. Isora St., Clewiston Williams, Robert F., 777 Suwannee Ave., LaBelle You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Fai lure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 08/16/2012 423346 CN/CB 8/9/2012 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 1269 2009 1134432-A0000900000 Ana M. Quintana-Marquez The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3605, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422861 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 1057 2009 1284331-A0000290000 Kettly Cherubin The Southeast 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. Subject to an easement for a canal of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 364, 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 Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423410 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1267 2009 1134432-A0000860100 Dinorah Leon & Nicolas Jimenez The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3638, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422712 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 2363 2009 1314433-A0001420000 Pushpa Chandranl The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lots 5908 and 5909, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422708 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1264 2009 1134432-A0000820100 Jackson Daniel & Manita Noel Daniel The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3705, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422707 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 2355 2009 1314433-A0001060000 Orlando Naranjo, Trustee & Aida Naranjo, Trustee The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6073, 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 September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422728 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1594 2008 1154432-A0002060000 Maria C. Estrella & Rafael Estrella The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2551, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423333 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeREQUEST FOR BIDS AIRGLADES INDUSTRIAL PARK WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT UPGRADES, CLEWISTON, FL FM# 410663-1-94 BID # 2012-24 OPENING DATE AND TIME: AUGUST 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Airglades Industrial Park Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades, Clewiston, FL”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by August 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions, Bid Documents, Plans and Speci cations can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99A E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 423345 CN/CB 8/9,16,23/2012 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000531 Flat Mowing Services, Clewiston Field Station Service Area 202000 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 the 2:30 p.m. opening time on September 20, 2012 for Flat Mowing Services, Clewiston Field Station Service Area 202000. A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE (Conference) will be held on September 3, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Clewiston Field Station Main Conference Room, located at 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston Florida. All Respondents who wish to respond to this solicitation must be present and on time at the Conference. Bids will not be accepted from Respondents who either did not attend the Conference or who are more than fteen (15) minutes late. THE DISTRICT WILL NOT ADMIT ANY RESPONDENTS AFTER 9:45 A.M. Due to the importance of all Respondents having a clear understanding of the scope of work and requirements of this solicitation, attendance at this Conference by a representative of each Prime Respondent shall be a prerequisite for submitting a bid. A Respondent’s failure to attend the Conference will result in the District declaring a submitted bid as non-responsive. A Respondent’s attendance at the Conference shall be evidenced by its representative’s signature on the District’s Sign-In-Sheet. Any bid received from Respondents who did not attend the Conference will be returned unopened. Work site visits will immediately follow the Conference and may include travel through rough terrain and remote and heavy vegetative areas. Transportation to the Conference and work site(s) shall be the responsibility of the Respondent. Site visit attendance is not mandatory, but is highly recommended. 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/procurement; (3) by calling the BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290, option 1 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. 423414 CN 8/9/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-000291 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, Plaintiff, ROSA L. MARTINEZ et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 27, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 22-2008-CA-000291 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, is the Plaintiff and ROSA L. MARTINEZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 30th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND INTRACT 23 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, LYING IN THE WESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CRS AND THE NORTHWESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CSS, ACCORDING TO SAID PARCELS AS RECORDED BY GOVERNMENT PLAT IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 89, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF PARCEL CRS AND RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION OR ALONG CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.01 FEET; THENCE EAST A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET; THENCE IN NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION, PARALLEL TO SAID CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.02 FEET OR THEREABOUTS TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF PARCEL CRS, THENCE WEST ALONG SAID BOUNDARY TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT: A PARCEL OF LAND IN TRACT 23, SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, LYING IN THE WESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CRS AND THE NORTHWESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CSS ACCORDING TO SAID PARCELS AS RECORDED BY GOVERNMENT PLAT IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 89, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF PARCEL CRS AND RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION OF ALONG CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.01 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING OF PARCEL HEREIN CONVEYED; THENCE EAST A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET; THENCE RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO SAID CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF PARCEL CRS A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY, THENCE RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 1380 SW RIVER ROAD, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal, of this Court on July 31, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08103135 WMFIDELITY-SPECFHLMC---Team 3 F08103135 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. 423309 CN 8/9,16/2012 Public Notice 1 INVITATION TO BID BID # 2012-03 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HERBICIDAL MAINTENANCE OF CANALS AND LEVEE Public Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the above referenced Herbicidal Maintenance of 32.625 Miles of drainage canals and 8 miles of levee project will be received by the Board of Central County Water Control District (hereinafter referred to as “CCWCD”, “OWNER,” and “DISTRICT”), at the District Manager’s Of ce at the following address: Central County Water Control District 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 until 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 for furnishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Scope of Work, Instruction to Bidders, Bid Form, Contract, General Conditions, Attachments and Addenda which comprise the Bid Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders may attend the bid opening. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid, and bids received after the speci ed day and time will not be opened. A pre-bid meeting shall be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. The work made the subject hereof is described in the bid documents titled Herbicidal Maintenance of Canals and Levee copies of which may be obtained from Rock Enterprises, Inc., 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida, 33935, or from Central County Water Control District, 475 South Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida 33440. For additional information you may contact Ms. Carolyn Hester, District Manager, at 863-983-5797, or Rock Aboujaoude, District Engineer, at 863-612-0011. Each bid must be submitted in duplicate on the prescribed Bid Form and accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the CCWCD Board of Supervisors, in an amount not less than ve percent (5%) of the bid amount. The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of bid opening during which time Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance. In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licenses and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. All subcontractors shall be identi ed in the Bid and duly licensed. Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance record and ability of the apparent low bidder to perform the size and type of work speci ed under this Invitation to Bid. Bidder shall submit such information as necessary to evaluate the Bidder’s quali cations. The District reserves the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and quali ed bidder based on available funding. The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause, and/or accept bids that in its judgment will be in the best interest of the DISTRICT and the District speci cally reserves the right to reject all bids and proceed to accomplish its objectives without awarding any contract pursuant to this invitation. The District also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a period of time, which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond forty ve (45) calendar days from the bid opening date during which time the District at its sole discretion may release the bid security. The Contract to be awarded hereunder shall be for a term of one (1) year, and renewable, at the discretion of the DISTRICT for up to three (3) successive one-year terms. DATED this 9th day of August, 2012. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT ATTEST: By: Carolyn Hester, District Manager Benito Alvarez, Chairman 423340 CN 8/9,16,23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2012-61CP IN RE: ESTATE OF ANTHONY H. WINOWIECKI A/K/A ANTHONY WINOWIECKI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (summary ancillary administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that a Petition for Summary Ancillary Administration has been led in the estate of ANTHONY H. WINOWIECKI A/K/A ANTHONY WINOWIECKI, deceased, File Number: 2012-61CP, by the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975-1760; that the total value of the estate is real property with a value of $12,000.00, and that the name and address of the individual to whom it will be assigned after the entry of an order is: STEVEN WINOWIECKI, 2611 W. Long Lake Road, Traverse City, MI 49685 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED FOREVER. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is August 9th, 2012. IRENE BOWMAN Petitioner ERIC S. KANE, P.L. ERIC S. KANE, ESQUIRE Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar No. 0847941 20900 N.E. 30th Avenue, Suite 403 Aventura, Florida 33180 305-937-7280 423347 CN 8/9,16/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-58 CP IN RE: ESTATE OF WALLACE RICHARD MCKENZIE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f Wallace Richard McKenzie. deceased. whose date of death was May 7. 2012, and the last four digits o f whose social security number are 0791, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is PO Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is August 9, 2012. Personal Representative: Wallace Victor McKenzie 6206 Booth Road Ravenna, Ohio 44266 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver Attorney for Wallace Victor McKenzie Florida Bar Number: 215848 P.O. Drawer 2280 LaBelle, Fl. 33975 Telephone: (863) 675-5800 Fax: (863) 675-4998 E-Mail: ralph@labellelaw.com 423223 CB 8/9,16/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-64-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF RACHEL MITCHELL LANE Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f Rachel Mitchell Lane, deceased, whose date of death was May 14, 2012. and the last four digits o f whose social security number are ........7109, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division. the address o f which is Post Of ce Box 1760. LaBelle, Florida 33975. The names and addresses ol the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of he decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF TI HIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is August 9, 2012. Personal Representative: Eldene Spriggs 462 South Missouri Street LaBelle, Florida 33035 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver Attorney for Eldene Spriggs Florida Bar Number: 215848 P.O. Drawer 2280 LaBelle, FL 33975 Telephone: (863) 675-5800 Fax: (863) 675-4998 E-Mail: ralph@labellelaw.com 423186 CB 8/9,16/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE 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, August 22, 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. 423339 CN 8/9,16/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE Notice is hereby given that on 08/18/2012 at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive, LaBelle, FL, the undersigned, FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: 863-675-1025 Sweet Daughter Properties LLC Unit 415 Misc. Items Betty Sue Johnson Unit J-6 Misc. Items Yolonde Ju Unit 105 Misc. Items 423538 CN 8/9,16/2012 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 The classifieds are the most successful salesp erson in town. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Find it faster. 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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2011-CA-000317 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, V S. RUBIN CONSTANT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 16, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 26-2011CA-000317 of the Circuit Court of the T WENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and RUBIN CONSTANT; MIMOSE CONSTANT; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINIST RATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 29th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK 2104 OF PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED TN FLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 73, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5009 EARLY LANE, PORT LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 1, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11009242 CARRINGTON-CONVR-bdurosier-Teaml 1 F11009242 **See Americans with Disabilities ActIn accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate In this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court A dministrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813)335-229; 1-800-955-8771 (1])D), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 423330 CN 8/9,16/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09-1160-CA PREMIER AMERICAN BANK, N.A., d/b/a FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES M. LONG, JR., an unmarried man, all unknown parties claiming by, through, under, and against the above-named Defendant who are not know to be dead or alive, whether as unknown parties may claim an interest as spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, or other claimants, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: James M. Long, Jr. 2565 Evans Road, #A LaBelle, Florida 33935 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following described property in Hendry County, Florida, to-wit: The West 1/2 of the East one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter, Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 South, Hendry County, Florida, less the North 30 feet for road right-of-way. has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of written defenses, if any, to it on Kenneth K. Thompson, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1150 Lee Boulevard, Suite 1, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936, on or before August 24, 2012, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court, at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hichpoochee Avenue, corner of S.R. 80 and Highway 29, LaBelle, Florida, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS MY hand and seal of this Court on this 20th day of July, 2012. BARBARA BUTLER, CLERK OF COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 422644 CN 8/2,9/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000867 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN J. KENSTLER; JOHN KENSTLER, DECEASED, ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN J. KENSTELER and JOHN KENSTLER, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST JOHN J. KENSTLER and JOHN KENSTLER, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED Current residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 4031 ALBANY RD., LABELLE, FL 33935-5518 -AndTRACIA LYNN HOLLINGSWORTH, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant, who is not know to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants. Current Residence Unknown, but whose last known address was: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an. action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Hendry County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 21 BLOCK 2150, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF 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 DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before August 31, 2012 or within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975-1760, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 24 day of July, 2012. Barbara S. Butler 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 Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, 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. 422724 CN 8/2,9/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Palm Beach County (PBC) Board of County Commissioners Resolution R-2012-0904 calls for a member of the PBC Water Utilities Department Advisory Board (WUDAB) to be a resident of the Glades area and a customer of the Glades Utility Authority (GUA). The position is currently vacant and the Water Utilities Department is soliciting quali ed persons to ll the position. The Water Utilities Department Advisory Board meets monthly at the WUD Customer Service Building at Jog Road in Boynton Beach. Regular attendance is required. All members are subject to the terms of the County’s Ethics Ordinance. Interested persons should send a letter of interest and a resume or statement of quali cation by August 15, 2012 to: Valerie Cintron, PBC Water Utilities, 8100 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33413. 423058 SUN 8/2,9/2012 Public Notice NOTICE TO PUBLIC T he Hendry County Hospital A uthority Board of Directors will conduct a Budget Workshop on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 1:30pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.423481 CN 8/9/2012 21 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 22 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 other organizations to come out and help support the cause. They are also asking for donations of items for silent and live auctions. If anyone has any items they would like to donate or if you have any suggestions or would like to help out with the event, please come to the meeting or contact Linda Peeples Martin at 863-227-0832. The Okeechobee Brahman Senior FF A and District 11 FFA Chapters held a wash Aug. 4 at the Okeechobee Tractor Supply on U.S. 441 in Okeechobee. All proceeds will go the Langdale family. A web site at www.gofundme.com has been set up for donations. The goal is to raise $100,000. As of Monday, Aug.6, the site had raised $15,340. A link to the site and other news about Fred Langdale can be found on the Glades County Democrat page on facebook.com. FREDContinued From Page 1 The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last w eek. BUCKHEAD RIDGE  Maple St. theft LAKEPORT  Flamingo Lane criminal mischief MOORE HAVEN  S.W. Ave. M theft  Corral Court theft  Ave. R burglary MUSE  Everglade Ave. fraud PALMDALE  Main Ave. theft  Pine St. theft Investigations 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).  Andrew Maurice Hughes, 49, Gamble St., Moore Haven, was arrested Aug. 1 by the GCSO on a felony charge of eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer, and a misdemeanor charge of driving with expired license for more than four months. His bond w as set at $20,500.  Nathaniel Anthony Kelly, 44, U.S. 27, Moore Haven, was arrested Aug. 1 by the GCSO on a felony charge of possession of a w eapon by a convicted felon and contempt of court violation of injunction. He is being held without bond.  William Arnold, 37, Jones Road, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 2 by the GCSO on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver, and misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence, driving while license suspended and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $12,250.  Cory Blake Pethybridge, 23, S.W. 85th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 5 by the GCSO on a Glades County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation criminal mischief. His bond was set at $15,000.  Rolando Ramirez Jr., 24, Rigo Park Drive, Valrico, was arrested Aug. 5 by the FHP on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $5,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report TALLAHASSEE—If you have a blue permanent disabled parking permit, you need to be aware of the new requirements put in place by Florida lawmakers. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will implement the new law. Effective Oct. 1, any person issued a blue permanent disabled parking permit must renew the permit every four years and, when doing so, provide a certi cate of disability completed and signed by a certifying authority within the last 12 months. That means every blue disabled parking permit holder will, at least every four years and within 12 months of the date of their renewal, ll out Form HSMV 83039. Permit holders will not have to pay a renewal fee. In addition, effective July 1, if your blue permanent disabled parking permit is lost or stolen, a replacement will only be issued if you submit the same documentation required for renewals. The new law does not affect red temporary disabled parking permits, nor people who have disabled (wheelchair) license plates. Under current Florida law, blue disabled parking permit holders must renew their parking permits every four years, but they do not have to submit certi cates of disability when renewing. They can renew online, by mail or by visiting a Tax Collector’s of ce. The legislation also directs DHSMV to collect calls reporting abuse of the permits. Calls should be placed to the DHSMV Customer Service Center at 850-617-3803. The blue disabled parking permit with a current sticker must be visible from the front and rear of a motor vehicle. One side of the permit must display the applicant’s driver license number or state identi cation card number along with a warning the applicant must have such identi cation at all times while using the parking permit. Disabled parking permits change

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Caloosahatchee Basin rainfall below average; Miami and Broward are exceptionsBY GABE MARGASAK SFWMDFrom Orlando to the Florida Keys, much of the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) 16-county region experienced below-average rainfall in July. District meteorologists reported today the Upper Kissimmee Basin, the Southwest Coast, Caloosahatchee Basin and Martin and St. Lucie counties were among the driest areas in the region for the month. The opposite was true for eastern Miami-Dade and Broward counties, which saw above-average rainfall from storms in July. “While it has been a relatively dry month, water levels are acceptable for this time of year,” said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. “The drier conditions mean we have regained some storage capacity in the system, which helps us manage heavy rainfall if a storm comes through.”July RainfallJuly begins a typically hotter and drier period of the wet season that lasts into mid-August. District-wide rainfall this July was 5.96 inches, which is 85 percent of the historical average for this time of year. The Upper Kissimmee Basin, the northernmost reach of the District and the headwaters of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades, was the driest area, with 3.81 inches of rain for the month. This represents 55 percent of the average. Dry conditions continued to the south: Caloosahatchee Basin received 6.36 inches of rain, which is 82 percent of the average Southwest Coast received 7.02 inches of rain, which is 79 percent of the average Big Cypress Basin received 6.51 inches of rain, which is 80 percent of the average Martin and St. Lucie counties received 5.13 inches of rain, which is 78 percent of the average Eastern Palm Beach County received 5.45 inches of rain, which is 83 percent of the average With several drenching storms, eastern MiamiDade County received the most rainfall in the District during July, with 8.97 inches. This represents 136 percent of average. Also on the east coast: Eastern Broward County received 6.65 inches of rain, which is 102 percent of averageWet Season So FarThe 2012 wet season began early on May 7, but rainfall totals so far have been tempered by several multi-day dry periods wedged in between heavy downpours and Tropical Storm Debby in June. District-wide, 19.44 inches of rain has fallen so far, which is 106 percent of average for this time of year. As with July, eastern Miami-Dade County led the region in rainfall, with 29.17 inches, representing 140 percent of average for the wet season so far. Most of the District received nearly average rainfall, with the exception of some drier areas: Caloosahatchee Basin received 18.26 inches of rainfall, which is 92 percent of the average Southwest Coast received 17.43 inches of rainfall, which is 80 percent of the average Lake Okeechobee, the backup water supply for Florida’s lower east coast, is at 12.12 feet NGVD today. This is 1.65 feet below average for this time of year. Currently, the U.S. Drought Monitor shows South Florida is free from drought conditions, however, the Southwest Coast and Caloosahatchee Basin continued to be classi ed as abnormally dry.South Florida Wet Season FactsOn average, South Florida’s wet season begins around May 20 and ends around October 13, lasting about 21 weeks. Typically, about two-thirds of annual rains fall during the wet season, or approximately 35 inches out of 52 inches. Since 1932, virtually all wet seasons in South Florida have produced 2 to 4 feet of rainfall. June is usually South Florida’s wettest month. The wet season has three general phases: -Memorial Day weekend through July 4 weekend, which are typically the wettest six weeks of the year. -Early July through mid-August, which are hotter and often drier. -Late August through October, which are characterized by highly variable rainfall mainly due to tropical activity and cold fronts. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 23 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 July Is Dry for Most of South Florida

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: Guide to area entertainment and attractions August 2012 Wildlife education comes alive at Gatorama PALMDALE—Do your children think education is boring? “It de nitely does not have to be,” say Allen and Patty Register, owners of Gatorama. It is the time of year that chirping, grunting and snapping baby alligators emerge from their shells to meet the world. Gatorama is marking this occasion by hosting an “Alligator Hatching Festival” Aug. 18 through Aug. 27, at their animal park at 6180 U.S. Highway 27, Palmdale, Florida. “This is a great opportunity for parents to teach their children about one of nature’s fascinating life cycles,” says Allen Register. “For the next two weeks we will welcome over three thousand alligators into the world at Gatorama. Guests will actually be able to see these little baby alligators wiggle out of the eggs.” Visitors to Gatorama will also be able to learn about the history of the American alligator and how the populations have been protected through one of the most truly successful, sustainable-use management programs ever implemented. American alligators h ave been o the endangered species list since 1987 and populations are still growing. Alligator farming is an important part of the program. There will be four programs Monday through Sunday. Regular admission is $14.95. Children less than ve feet are admitted for $6.95. Regular admission includes the educational hatching program. For guests that want a hands-on experience, a “Hatch and Hold” package is available. This package allows the guest to actually hold an egg and let the baby alligator hatch in their hands. The cost for this experience is $10.00. We offer 15 prepaid reservations per program. Then depending on how many eggs are hatching that particular day we will offer another 20-30 eggs per program on a rst-come, rst-served basis. “This isn’t a drive through instant experience. We are totally dependent on Mother Nature”, says Allen Register. Birthing babies takes time. If everyone is patient we usually can accommodate everyone by the end of the day. This year we will o er new activities for kids to build their own gator tooth necklace or catch their own baby gators at the Baby Gator Round Up “pond”— bring your cameras! Outside food and add-on experiences require cash. The gif t shop still accepts credit cards or cash. “This year we are o ering an afterhours program, Monday through Thursday. On those day we will stay open until 8 p.m. with our last hatching program o ered at 7 p.m. This will help families make it out here after school lets out.” says Patty Register. “It will be a wonderful way for family’s to beat the weekend crowds and come after school hours. Food will be available—including Patty’s famous Gator Gumbo! Incubator reports can be followed on Gatorama’s Faceboo k page. Gatorama opened in 1957 as one o f Florida’s rst alligator attractions. It is still a popular tourist attraction as well as an operating alligator farm. One o f Gatorama’s main attractions for visitors and professional photographers is the natural Florida scenery in which these prehistoric beasts sunbathe in the warm tropical climate. Giant oak trees and palm trees cover the fteen acre attraction. Visitors will also nd other animals along the covered 1,000 foot walkwa y and wooden bridge panthers, bobcats, raccoons, peacocks, ducks and geese all call Gatorama home, as do six species o f crocodiles including the American Crocodile. Gatorama is the largest captive breeder in North America of the Acutus Crocodile. For more information and directions, call 863-675-0623 or visit www.Gatorama.com. Baby alligators ‘popping out’ at Gatorama festival Courtesy photo/ GatoramaAt the Gatorama Alligator Hatching Festival, youngsters can watch an alligator egg hatch in their hands. WEST PALM BEACH—Are you an adv enturous, nature-loving woman wishing to learn more about Florida’s great outdoors in a comfortable, noncompetitive, hands-on environment? If so, now is the time to register for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC), Becoming an OutdoorsW oman (BOW) workshop near West Palm Beach. The three-day workshop is Oct. 19-21 at the Everglades Youth Camp in the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area. The w orkshop begins that Friday at 10 a.m. and ends that Sunday with lunch. Although designed with women in mind, the workshop is open to anyone 18 years and older wanting to learn or improve their outdoor skills and enjoy several recreational activities. The program o ers a fun and supportive atmosphere for participants wishing to try new things and enjoy the camaraderie of other women wanting to do the same. In four, three-and-one-half-hour sessions, the BOW workshop teaches some of the basic skills associated with shing, hunting and other forms of outdoor recreation, at all levels of physical activity, with hands-on experience. “The most popular classes women sign up for are handguns, archery, wilderness survival and outdoor cooking,” BOW state coordinator Lynne Hawk said. Other classes available are canoeing and kayaking, reading the woods, geocaching and GPS, shooting sports, camping and backpacking, deer hunting, small game hunting, outdoor photography, wilderness rst aid, map and compass, pan shing, y shing, bird watching, personal safety, shotguns, bass shing, turkey hunting, hunter safety course, muzzleloaders, bowhunting and knot tying. The cost for the three-day workshop is $200, and there are half-price slots available for low-income participants, single parents and college students attending the workshop for the rst time. There is also a $50 early bird discount for participants who register by Sept. 19. The workshop is restricted to 100 people on a rst-come, rst-served basis. For more information about the BO W workshop or how you can register, visi t MyFWC.com/BOW or call Lynne Haw k at 561-625-5122. FWC workshop teaches women outdoor skills

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!*Cash, Free Play and Prizes.Like us on Facebook **May not accurately represent model won OVER $85,000* UP FOR GRABS IN AUGUST!EARN ENTRIES DAILY AND WIN A NEW CHRYSLER 300!DRAWING ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 AT 10PM See Players Club for complete details. Membership is free to all 21 or over. Approved ID will be required for redemption. Al l offers are subject to availabliity. Non-negotiable, non-transferrable, cannot be combined with any other offer and must be redeemed in person at Semionle Casino Brighton. No cash value. Alteration or unauthorized use voids this offer. No reproductions are allowed. 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Every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., take a spin at our Sit-and-Go Slot Tournaments. You could win your share of $12,500 in cash. On Friday, Aug. 17 through Sunday, A ug. 19, guests will also enjoy a special seafood menu at Josiah. Experience the mouthwatering avors of the sea! Sav ory seafood dishes include Clam Strips, Stu ed Avocado Lobster, Mussels Marinara, Fried Jumbo Shrimp Po’Boy and much more. Diners will also enjoy Surf and Turf specials such as Lobster Penne A lfredo and Best Steak on the Lake Combo, a 16-ounce prime rib and skewer loaded with jumbo butter y shrimp and lobster tail chunks. Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, v isitors 55 and older will get a free bag lunch, while supplies last. On Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., visitors 55 and older will get a free breakfast, while supplies last. The free bag lunch and breakfast o ers are open to new or returning Player’s Club members. Not a member? It’s free to join, so sign up today. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m.See the Player’s Club for promotion details.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405-slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, high-stakes bingo action and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com. Cruise into Summer at Seminole Casino Brighton • John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach, will host the Conch Stomp Band on Aug. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. The program is free with park admission. For information, call 561-624-6950. • Jonathan Dickinson State Park, o U.S. 1 (exit 116 o the Florida Turnpike or exit 96 o I-95) will host an art exhibit and reception for nature photographer Brent Anderson on Aug. 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The event is free but donations to the park will be accepted. To RSVP call 561-745-5551. • John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach, will host Bluegrass music by “Untold Riches” on Aug. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The program is free with park admission of $5 per carload. For information, call 561-624-6950. State parks to host events Courtesy photoConcerts are planned at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions August 2012 It may come as a surprise to some visitors that the sport of rodeo is alive and well in the Sunshine State. South Florida’s pioneers brought cattle ranching to the area, and with it, the cowboy skills required for rodeo.Rodeo fans nd plenty of rodeos to choose from, including junior events for the youngest rodeo competitors, high school rodeo athletes hoping for college scholarships, working cowboys competing in ranch rodeos and full-time professional rodeo cowboys earning points for national championships in PRCA events. In recent years, Mexican rodeo has also found a home in South Florida. All of the rodeos encourage the fans to make a lot of noise and h ave fun.PRCAAccording to the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association (PRCA), legend has it that American rodeo was born on J uly 4, 1869 when two groups of cowboys from neighboring ranches met in Deer Trail, Colo., to settle an argument over w ho was the best at performing everyday ranching tasks. That competition is considered to be the rst rodeo which evolved into rodeo as we know it today. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) was created almost by accident in 1936 when a group of cowboys walked out of a rodeo at the Boston Gardens to protest the actions of rodeo promoter W.T. Johnson, who refused to add the cowboys’ entry fees to the rodeo’s total purse. The promoter nally g ave in to the cowboys’ demands, and the successful “strike’’ led to the formation of the Cowboys’ Turtle Association. The cowboys chose that name because, while they were slow to organize, when push nally came to shove, they weren’t afraid to stick their necks out to get what they wanted. In 1945, the Turtles changed their name to the Rodeo Cowboys Association, and in 1975, the organization became the PRCA. Ranch rodeoRanch rodeos, which h ave become more popular in recent years, attract working cowboys who work on South Florida ranches. The events in a ranch rodeo are based on the actual skills the cowboys use to work cattle. Unlike PRCA events, ranch rodeo is a team sport. Just as the cowboys work together on a ranch, they work together and help each other in the arena events. Another di erence is the equipment used. While PRCA cowboys use special rodeo saddles and equipment, those in ranch rodeos use the same equipment and tack that the cowboy uses in everyday work. In addition to events such as calf roping and bronc riding, events in a ranch rodeo include team doctoring, team sorting, wild cow milking, calf branding, relay race, double mugging and colt riding (sometimes called the wild horse ranch.) In these events, the team works together to perform a task similar to those done on ranches. There are a few di erences. The “brand” in the rodeo is covered with chalk or paint. “Doctoring” is indicated by dabbing a bit of paint on a cow to indicate giving it medicine. Ranch rodeo rules vary from state to state and even from rodeo to rodeo explained Dusty Holley, Florida Cattlemen’s Association director of eld services. For those new to the sport, the announcer explains the rules to the spectators as the rodeo unfolds. “Ranch rodeo resembles work that actually happens on a ranch with a team or crew of cowboys working on a ranch together,” he said. Bronc riding is similar to that seen in other rodeos, he explained, but closer to what actually happens on a ranch when a horse decides to start bucking. “You ride a regular saddle like you would work and ride every day. You are allowed to use two hands. You don’t h ave to mark them out. “It’s more like a horse is bucking with you when you are working on a ranch. You don’t have to have a hand up. You just h ave to stay on,” he said. For colt riding, instead of starting with a bronc in a chute, a haltered horse is in the arena, held by one member of the team while the others attempt to saddle it and then one team member must mount the horse and ride it to the end of the arena. This is no easy task and it is not unusual for this event to h ave no successful rides—sometimes the horses win. In the double-mugging event, one person will rope a yearling calf and other team members will help take the yearling to the ground and secure the animal with rope. One event you will not see at a ranch rodeo is bull riding. There is no reason for a cowboy on a ranch to ride a bull. Mr. Holley suspected that bull riding probably started with rodeo cowboys daring each other to prove how tough the y were. “In its original form it was probabl y ‘hey, why don’t you get on that bull,’ and somebody did it.” he guessed.Mexican rodeoIn recent years, a di erent kind of rodeo has been gaining popularity in Florida. Mexican rodeos or charreadas include some familiar rodeo events, such as bull riding (although instead of riding for 8 seconds, the contestant tries to stay on until the bull stops bucking), and some events that are not seen in traditional rodeos in the U.S. such as trick riding. Mexican rodeos are also known for colorful traditional costumes and pageantry. Music plays a big part in Mexican rodeos, which are as much a social gathering as a sporting event. Rodeo: Old West excitement in the Sunshine State Courtesy photo/ Sandra PearceVarious forms of bronc riding can be seen at most rodeos. For PRCA Bareback Bronc Riding, the cowboy must keep one hand in the air. Courtesy photo/ Sandra PearceRodeos often offer a few special events to allow children to participate. In Mutton Bustin’ kids try to ride a sheep. The one who stays on the longest is the winner.

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T here’s plenty of rodeo action within driving distance of communities in the Lake Okeechobee area. Rodeos range from kids trying their skills in youth competitions to professional rodeo riders competing for prize money and points toward national championships at events sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.Area rodeo events include: • The Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center is sometimes the venue for horse shows, barrel racing competitions and Mexican rodeos. To check the current schedule, go to co.okeechobee. .us, click on “departments” (at the top) and then “Agri Civic Center & Fairgrounds” (at right.) • Florida High School Rodeos are scheduled throughout the school year at arenas throughout the state. Last year two high school rodeos were held in Okeechobee. The schedule the for 20122013 school year should be posted shortly after the school year starts at http:// sra.homestead.com/. • The Fred Smith Arena on Brighton Seminole Reservation often hosts Extreme Bull Riding, Barrel Racing and other rodeo and horsemanship events. For a current schedule, go online to www. rezrodeo.com. • The Junior Cypress Entertainment Complex on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation is a state of the art facility with a newly renovated rodeo arena w hich sits about 3,000 people. Rodeos and other events are scheduled throughout the year. A Jack Pot Rodeo is held on the rst Tuesday and third Friday of each month. 4-H Play Days are held the rst Saturday of every month. The facility is only 18 miles north of I-75 between Naples and Fort Lauderdale. For more information, online go to jrcarena.com or call 863-983-8923. The Big Cypress 4-H High Spirits Horse Club hosts speed events at the arena. For information, call Toi Koenes at 863-228-2872. • Gethsemane Ranch, 22845 S.W. Martin Highway in Okeechobee hosts rodeo events the second Saturday of the month. Call ahead to nd out about scheduling changes. For more information, call 772-597-0380. Events on the calendar for the coming y ear include: AUGUST 2012 • The Brighton Seminole Fred Smith A rena hosts monthly events. On Friday, A ug. 10, there will be a Friday Night Barrel Jackpot at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 11, the arena will host Dash for Cash Finals and banquet. Exhibition riders will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Youth compete starting at noon and the open class competes follow the youth event. The awards banquet w ill follow the show. The arena is o State Road 721 on Brighton Seminole Reservation in Glades County. For information online, go to www.rezrodeo.com. • The Ocala Shrine Rodeo is planned for Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2200 N.E. Jacksonville Rd. (CR 200A), in Ocala. For more information online, go to http://www. ocalarodeo.com. SEPTEMBER 2012 • Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Labor Day Rodeo will be held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center o State Road 710 in Okeechobee. On Saturday, Sept. 1, the rst Ranch Rodeo will start at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 2, the second Ranch Rodeo will start at 2 p.m. On Monday, Sept. 3, the third Ranch Rodeo will start at 2 p.m. Ranch teams can register with Heather Rucks, Secretary 863-763-4740. • On Sept. 15 the Arcadia Rodeo Arena, 124 Heard Street (right o of U.S. Highway 17) in Arcadia, will host a Youth Rodeo in Arcadia, at the Arcadia rodeo arena, starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Check in at 9 a.m. For more information, go to http://www.arcadiarodeo. com. • The 2012 Statewide Ranch Rodeo Competition and Cowboy Heritage Festival will be held Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane in Kissimmee. Rodeo action begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. In addition, the Cowboy Heritage Festival o ers crafts, cowboy artwork and poetry, storytelling, beef cook-o whip cracking contest and much more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to rodeo is $10 for adults; free for children 10 and under. For more information, contact the Florida Cattlemen’s Association at 407-846-6221. OCTOBER 2012 • The popular Indiantown Rodeo is returning to Timer Powers Park on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27. Presented by the Indiantown/Western Martin County Chamber of Commerce, the rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Women’s Pro Rodeo Association. The rodeo will feature seven events each night, starting at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Timer Powers Park is located at 20652 S.W. Citrus Boulevard in Indiantown. For more information, contact the Indiantown Chamber of Commerce at 772597-2184. • Youth Rodeo will be held Oct. 20 at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street (right o of U.S. Highway 17) and starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Check in at 9 a.m. For more information, go to http://www.arcadiarodeo.com. NOVEMBER 2012 • A Youth Rodeo will be held Nov. 17, at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street (right o of U.S. Highway 17) starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Check in at 9 a.m. For more information, go to http:// www.arcadiarodeo.com. • The Professional Bull Riding Arcadia International will be held Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 p.m. at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street in Arcadia. For more ticket information, please contact the Arcadia Rodeo at 863-494-2014. DECEMBER 2012 Dec. 15 Youth Rodeo in Arcadia, at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street (right o of U.S. Highway 17) starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Check in at 9 a.m. For more information, go to http:// www.arcadiarodeo.com. FEBRUARY 2013 Feb. 16, 2013 Youth Rodeo in Arcadia, at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street (right o of U.S. Highway 17) starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Check in at 9 a.m. For more information, go to http://www.arcadiarodeo.com. • The Brighton Field Day Festival & PRCA Rodeo is held on the third weekend in February at the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena, o State Road 710 on Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation in Glades County. For more information, online go to rezrodeo.com, or call 863-467-6039. • The Swamp Cabbage Festival is held on the last weekend in February in LaBelle. The festival includes a rodeo at the rodeo grounds on State Road 29 just south of LaBelle. For more information, call 863-675-0125. MARCH 2013 • The Chalo Nitka festival in Moore Haven, held the rst weekend in March, traditionally includes a rodeo. For more information, online go to chalonitka. com or call 863-946-0300. • March 8-10, the 85th Annual Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo will be held at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street in Arcadia. For more information, call 1-800-749-7633. Tickets go on sale in November. For more information online go to www.arcadiarodeo. com. • On March 16, 2013. a Youth Rodeo will be held in Arcadia, at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street. The rodeo starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Check in is at 9 a.m. For more information, go to http://www.arcadiarodeo.com. • The Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Spring Rodeo is held in conjunction with the Okeechobee County Fair. In 2013, the fai r will be March 12-17. The rodeo is traditionally held the rst weekend of the fair, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, o State Road 710. For more information go online to okeechobeecountyfair.com. APRIL 2013 • A Youth Rodeo will be at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street on April 20. The rodeo starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Check in at 9 a.m. For more information, go to http://www. arcadiarodeo.com. 2 May 27, 2010 5 A ugust 2012 South Florida offers a variety of rodeos year round Courtesy photo/ Sandra PearceBull riding is not a traditional ranch skill, but it is popular with PRCA rodeo crowds. Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions

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2 6 Rodeo events may vary from state to state and even from rodeo to rodeo. At a Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) Sanctioned Rodeo, there may be some PRCA events and some extra events that are not part of the PRCA, such as the children’s calf scramble and the wild horse race. These events are usually open to everyone. To compete in a PRCA event, y ou must be a PRCA member. Events common to PRCA rodeos include: BRONC RIDING: Bronc riding is one of the rodeo events that started with a real life skill used on ranches. Training horses often involved riding a bucking horse. For the PRCA rodeo event, the horse is placed in a bucking chute and the cowboy climbs on the horse from above. When the rider signals he is ready, the gate is opened and the rider tries to stay on the horse for 8 seconds. In PRCA rodeo, the rider must keep one hand up and not touch the horse with his free hand. On the rst jump out of the chute, the rider must “mark out” the horse, w hich means he must h ave the heels of his boots in contact with the horse above the break of the shoulders before the horse’s front legs hit the ground. Bronc riders are scored by rodeo j udges on a 100-point scale and the potential for a high score depends on “the luck of the draw.” Half of the points are awarded on how well the cowboy rides; half on how well the horse bucks. Since the horses are assigned to the riders by random drawing, bronc riders hope to draw a horse that will buck well... just not too well. Saddle bronc riding and bareback bronc riding are similar events and the di erence is in the equipment used. For saddle bronc riding, the rider uses a specialized saddle with free swinging stirrups and no horn. The bronc rider holds a rein that is attached to the horse’s halter. The bareback rider does not use a saddle and the horse does not wear a halter. The rider uses one hand to hold onto a rope rigging which goes around the horse at the withers. STEER WRESTLING: In steer wrestling, also known as bulldogging, a horsemounted rider chases a steer, drops from the horse to the steer, then wrestles the steer to the ground by twisting its horns. The steer wrestler is aided by a “hazer,” a rider who helps keep the steer on a straight path. The event starts with a steer in a chute. A barrier rope ensures the steer gets a head start. On one side of the chute is a hazer whose rides next to the steer to keep it on a straight line. On the other side of the steer is the mounted steer w restler. The rider cannot start until the steer clears the chute. If a rider goes too soon, his horse will hit the barrier rope, “breaking the barrier,” which means a 10 second penalty is added to the time. When the chute opens, the 500-600 lb. steer runs out, shadowed by the hazer, the wrestler rides next to the other side of the steer, and leans down o his horse and drops down to grab the horns of the steer, an action which pulls him o the horse. The wrestler plants his heels in the dirt, takes one hand o the horns and grabs the nose of the steer, pulling the steer o balance, and taking the steer to the ground. All four of the steer’s legs must le ave the gr ound for a successful score. This is a timed event, with the time ending when the steer’s legs are o the ground. Steer wrestling was not a skill commonly used on ranches. The event is said to h ave originated with wild west show performer Boll Pickett, who reportedly caught a runaway steer by wrestling it to the ground. CALF ROPING or TIE-DOWN ROPING: Calf roping, also known as tie-down roping, has its roots in actual ranch work, because calves must be caught and restrained for various purposes on a ranch. In this event, the cowboy must rope the calf, jump o his horse, run to the calf while his horse maintains the tension in the rope, and then restrain the calf by tying three of its legs together. At the start of the event, the calf is in a chute. A lever releases the chute, and when the calf runs into the arena, the rope that runs from the calf’s chute to the area where the horse and rider wait is released. This gives the calf a head start. If a cowboy’s horse starts too soon, it “breaks the barrier,” resulting in a ten second time penalty. The cowboy ropes the calf, stops his horse quickly and dismounts, allowing his well-trained roping horse to back up slowly to keep the rope on the calf taut, but not pulling it o its feet. The roper runs to the calf, picks it up, ips it onto it’s side and ties three of the calf’s feet together with a small rope called a “pigging string.” The roper throws his hands into the air to signal he is nished and the time is stopped. However, he must them return to his horse, mount and ride the horse toward the calf to relax the tension in the rope. The timer waits for six seconds. If the calf frees itself from the pigging string before the time is up, the contestant is disquali ed. This event can be incredibly fast. The world record for this event is just over 6 seconds. BULL RIDING: The tradition of bull riding has little to do with ranch work and more to do with a cowboy’s desire to prove his bravery and riding skills. According to the PRCA, bodern bull riding might h ave its r oots in Mexican contests known as charreadas. In the original concept, riding a bull was a form of bull ghting and riders attempted to stay on a bull until it stopped bucking. By the mid-19th century, the competition gained popularity in Texas and California. Wild west shows also sometimes included bulls or steers that had been gentled and trained to carry a rider. The formation of the Rodeo Cowboys Association (which later became the PRCA) in 1936 helped develop the rules of modern bull riding. In PRCA bull riding, the bull is con ned in a chute. The cowboy drops down on the bull’s back and secures a good grip on at, braided rope which has been fastened around the bull. The ride r may only hold on with one hand. His free hand may not touch the bull. When the chute is opened, the bull will charge ou t and buck, spin and twist in an attempt to get rid of the rider. The rider must sta y on for 8 seconds. Failure to do so means no score. The ride is scored by the judges on a scale of 100 points. Half the score is based on how well the cowboy rides. Half of the score is based on how well the bull bucks. Scores above 80 are considered excellent. TEAM ROPING: In team roping, two cowboys work as partners. This spor t comes from coordinated roping skills that ranch hands would use working together to retain an animal on the range. Both mounted cowboys start in an are a called “the box.” The steer starts in a chute. When the chute opens, the stee r gets a head start. The “header” throws the rst loop, which must catch the steer’s head or horns. The header then “dallies” by wrapping his rope around the saddle horn and moves his horse to pull the rope taut, changing the direction of the steer. The heeler throws his rope, hoping to catch both of the steer’s hind legs. The heeler then also dallies to stop the steer. When both ropes are tau t and both horses are facing the steer, the time is recorded. The winner is based on time. BARREL RACING: Called the “cowgirls’ event,” barrel racing is a timed race in which the rider makes a cloverlea f pattern around three barrels. In youth rodeo, both girls and boys may compete in barrel racing, but in professional rodeo it is an event for women. The fastest time wins. If a racer knocks a barrel down, a ve second penalty is added. While barrel racing is not part of ranch work, cowboys often raced each othe r to prove whose horse was fastest. amd while working cattle, cowboys often had to make quick turns. Barrel racing was rst promoted in Texas by a group o f women who wanted their chance in the rodeo arena. At the turn of the century, there had been several famous women who competed in rough stock events against the men. But two fatal accidents put a halt to women’s participation. In 1948, the Girls’ Rodeo Association (late r changed to the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), was formed to allow women to compete in rodeo. Barrel racing events at PRCA Rodeos are actually administered by the WPRA. Sources for this story included the PRCA web site and www.wikipedia.com. Most rodeo events can be traced back to ranch work skills Courtesy photo/ Sandra PearceIn Steer Wrestling, a mounted cowboy tries to grab the horns of a running steer, and wrestle the animal until all four feet leave the ground. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 A ugust 2012 T h e B i g B a d M u s i c a l The Big Bad MusicalLABELLE—The LaBelle Firehouse Cultural Center, 241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle, will present “The Big Bad Musical” on Aug. 10 and 11, at 7 p.m. and Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. as part of the children’s summer theatre program. For ticket information, call 863-675-3066. “The Big Bad Musical” was written by Alex Strum with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur. Joel Hawkins, Myra Johnson and Deb Kirk will direct. This smart and wickedly funny musical lets the audience be the jury who must decide the outcome of the biggest trial ever in the fairy-tale world. The notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by quirky characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. The two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest — the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother — clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after. Mr. Wolf makes a good case for himself: Was he born a criminal, or made one? C o m e d y C o r n e r : T o m R y a n Comedy Corner: Tom RyanFORT PIERCE—Comedian Tom Ryan will perform at the Black Box Theatre, 117 South Second Street, in Fort Pierce on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8:30 p.m. Mr. Ryan has been a full time standup comedian for over 20 years. He has made two appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775.Jack and the BeanstalkThe Sunrise Theatre, 117 South Second Street in Fort Pierce, and the Missoula Children’s Theatre tour will present “Jack and the Beanstalk,” with a children’s workshop Aug. 13-17, and a play performance Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. The play is an original adaptation of the classic children’s story. What happens when a young boy plants magic beans in his own backyard? For Jack, it is the beginning of a great adventure. With a little help from magic and a vegetarian giant, Jack learns a valuable lesson about true happiness. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775.Divorce Party, the MusicalWEST PALM BEACh—The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach will present “Divorce Party, the Musical” through Aug. 19. Still reeling from her divorce, Linda is rescued by her three friends who h ave come to turn her despair into a weekend of hilarity. Using popular songs with clever new lyrics, the ladies sing and dance their way through the wildest divorce party ever. From the producer who brought you the o Broadway hit Menopause the Musical, it’s the ultimate Girls’ Night Out, coupled with a health y dose of comic mayhem and a touch of “naughty.” For more information, call the box o ce at 561-8327469 or 800-572-8471.Down the RoadBOCA RATON—The Florida Atlantic University’s Studio Two Theatre, 777 Glades Road in Boc a Raton, will present “Down the Road” on Aug. 10 and 11, at 7 p.m. and Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. “Down the Road” centers on a convicted serial killer and the husband and wife writing team hired to help him write an account of his crimes. The killer, Bill Reach, has admitted to the murders of 19 women, but there ma y have been more. Over many weeks of interviews, the couple—Dan and Iris Henniman—grow more and more uncertain of the ethics of what they are doing. Are they simply relating terrifying events, or are they helping readers consume rape, murde r and mutilation as if they are consuming any othe r product of our society? Are they, in fact, helping to turn Bill Reach into a celebrity? Free reservations can be made at FAUStudioTwo@gmail.com.Rock’n’Blues FestFORT PIERCE—A Rock’n’Blues Fest will be presented Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Sunrise Theatre fo r the Performing Arts, 117 South Second Street in For t Pierce. The concert will include the Johnny Winte r Band, the Edgar Winter Band, Rick Derringer, and Savoy Brown’s Kim Simmonds. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775. Plays, concerts, comedy and more ... PERFORMING A RTS 10th Annual Grape StompLAKE PLACID–Henscratch Farms, 980 Henscratch Road in Lake Placid, will host the 12th Annual Grape Stomp on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors may stomp grapes to make their own wine. There will be a Lucy Look-Alike Contest at the band tent at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 863-699-2060 .Lake Placid Caladium FestivalLAKE PLACID—Lake Placid’s Caladium Festival, set for Aug. 24-26 in Stuart Park, 132 Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid, celebrates the colorful caladiums grown commercially in the area since the 1940s. Caladiums are increasingly popular as landscape plants as their use is becoming more widely known. Much of the popularity is due to the bright color of the leaves, the versatility of the plant, and its simple growing requirements. They are a shade-loving plant from the rain forests of the Amazon basin. The plant has no pests and does not require any insecticide treatment or fertilization. The leaves are its feature and they are odor free. The caladiums are grown in large elds which h ave been compared to the tulip elds in Holland for their beauty during the summer months. The festival include bulbs and plants for sale, arts and crafts booths, food, an antique and classic car show, an art competition and entertainment. For more information online go to www.lp a.com/caladium.htm.Getting Your Art Out ThereSTUART—The Arts Council of Martin County will present “Getting Your Art Out There,” a seminar for those interested in juried shows, exhibits, galleries and arts festivals, on Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 772-287-6676 ext 14.South Florida Ukulele FestivalDANIA BEACH—The South Florida Ukulele Festival will be held Aug. 18 at the Hilton Hotel, 1870 Grif n Road in Dania Beach. Registration includes ukulele technique workshops, hula workshop, performances and jam sessions throughout the day, ukulele ra e drawings and vendors followed by an evening concert. For more information, call 305-335-8856.Archaeology Lecture SeriesOKEECHOBEE—The Florida Public Archaeology Network and the Okeechobee County Library will present Archaeology Lecture Series, feature Dr. Rachel Wentz, on Thursday evenings, at the library, 206 S.W. 16th St. in Okeechobee. All of the programs start at 5:30 p.m. On Sept. 20, the topic will be “Forensic Anthropology: How the Dead Died.” This program will look at how forensic anthropology helps solve crimes and determine cause of death through the analysis of human skeletal remains. On Oct. 18, the topic will be “Chasing Bones: An Archaeologist’s Pursuit of Skeletons.” Travel with Dr. Wentz from Florida, through Europe, and into the Caribbean as she recounts her experiences learning how to analyze human remains to better understand the cultures from which they came. On Nov. 15, the topic will be “Exploring Ancient Florida.” Millions of years ago, the peninsula that would become Florida broke from the west coast of Africa. Since then, its landscape has gone from an African-like savannah to a tropical paradise. Ancient mega-fauna that once roamed the forests and grasslands disappeared as humans arrived. See what Florida was like for the earliest Native Americans. On Dec. 16, the topic will be “Life and Death at Windover: Excavations of a 7,000 year old Pond Cemetery.” Explore one of the most ancient, well-preserved archaeological sites in North America. The 7,000-yearold Windover archaeological site was a pond used for interment of the dead and produced over 160 individuals whose analyses h ave pro vided insight into the life and death of people during Florida’s Archaic period. For more information, contact the Okeechobee Public Library at 863-763-3536. Area special events and celebrations planned ... Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions

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Special to the Glades County Democrat Tuesday, Aug. 14 is primary election day in Florida. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. A photo and signature ID is required at the polls. Early voting began Aug. 4 and will continue through Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Of ce, 500 Ave. J in Moore Haven. The Elections of ce will also be open for early voting on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Florida is a closed political primary state. That means that only registered party members may vote in their partys primary. However, there is an exception which comes into play in this years elections. If all candidates for an of ce have the same party af liation and the of ce will be determined by the primar y election, all quali ed voters, regardless of party af liation, may vote in the primary election newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads W atch out for ticks! ...Page 8 See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper. Lightning sparks area brush res ..Page 10 Annual alligator hatching season celebrated with festival .. Inside! Thursday, August 9, 2012 Vol. 84, No. 27 Glades at a glance ...Page 3 Arrest report ...Page 22 50 Plus tax Lake Okeechobee dike and water levels discussed by coalition of counties ...Page 7 Special to the Glades County Democrat/Laura MathisChurch hosts Youth Alive Lock InSixty-three young people attended the Youth Alive Lock In on Aug. 3 (some are not pictured) at First Baptist Church in Moore Haven. For more, see page 13. Primary election to decide some races Special to the Glades County Democrat On July 9, Glades County teenager Kaleb Fred Langdale was swimming in the Caloosahatchee River when he was attacked by an alligator. He managed to get away but lost part of his arm in the ght. A bene t fun day fundraiser is set to help the Langdale family with medical expenses. The event is set for Oct. 6, at the Chalo Nitka Grounds in Moore Haven and will include lots of fun activities including a rib cook-off, cornhole tournament, pie eating contest, live/ silent auction with hunting and shing trips. There will be something for everyone with live bands, water slides, bounce house, face painting, buggy rides, cake walks and a dunk tank to test your aim. Entertainment will include the music of Chris MacArthur. The Gator Boys alligator show will be noon and the Gator Boys will also participate in a meet and greet. Fun Day organizers will meet at the First United Methodist Church in Moore Haven on Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. They are asking churches, clubs, and an y Fun day to help teen who was attacked by alligatorSee FRED Page 22 See ELECTION Page 15 Crossword puzzle ...Page 9

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Last year the American Ornithologists Union of cially changed the name of the Common Moorhen in the New World to its former name, Common Gallinule. The Old World species are distinguished from New World populations by voice, subtle differences in appearance, and the English and scienti c names. The Common Gallinule is a widely distributed member of the rail family that breeds in suitable habitat in North, Central, and South America. Adults are dark with a white ank stripe. They have a red bill and red frontal shield. Their bill is triangular shaped like a chickens bill. The Common Gallinule has long toes which enable it to w alk on soft mud and oating vegetation. These birds are good swimmers, but they do not have lobes or webbing on their toes. Juveniles are brownish-gray with a drab maroon bill and no frontal shield. The Common Gallinule has a variety of calls that include clucks, whinnies, cackles, squawks, and yelps. The Common Gallinule is often seen in freshwater or brackish marshes, ponds, canals, lawns, and rice elds. Their diet consists mainly of seeds, invertebrates, and aquatic plants. They pick up food w hile walking or swimming. When swimming they dip their head, dabble, or dive while hunting for food. These birds ip oating leaves when searching for snails. These common birds breed all year long. Their nest is usually a wide bowl of grasses and dead plant material built on the ground in dense cattails or on oating vegetation. Both parents help incubate ve to eleven gray or buff eggs with speckles or splotches for ten to 22 day. The chicks are born with their eyes open and are covered with gray down except on the head and wings. The newly hatched chicks have spurs at the bend of the wings that help them climb into the nest or grab nearby emergent vegetation. In three weeks, the young feed alone and are independent at ve weeks old. At six to seven weeks of age, they can y, but usually remain with the adults for a few more w eeks. Common Gallinule chicks and edglings are being reported in inland Florida. You are invited to join a team or volunteer to count Common Gallinule and other bird species at your home or at locations in inland Florida during the Sept. 15 North American Migration Count (NAMC) sponsored by the Florida Ornithological Society and Audubon chapters. Phone or send an e-mail to Margaret England to request information about the 7th Annual Hendry-Glades NAMC. 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 Aug. 18 and Sept. 15. Photographers, groups and families are welcome to participate in the escorted trips. For reservations for these trips contact: Margaret England 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 on Facebook. Inland Birding Fun: Common Gallinule (COGA) 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 PHOTO / LARRY FROGGECommon Gallinule.

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Mortgage Assistance for unemployed or underemployedOKEECHOBEEThe federal government has allocated funding to help quali ed Florida families to pay the rst mortgage on their homes through the Hardest Hit Help program. Assistance may be given for 12 months, and/or to re-instate a delinquent rst mortgage. Loans will be forgiven in 5.5 years after completing the program. The program is open to residents of Okeechobee, Glades and Hendry counties. You can register by calling Okeechobee Non-Pro t Housing at 863-467-5525. You may also visit the HHF web site at www. FLHardestHitHelp. org and use the referral code 85087 so you can be assisted by ONPH.Friends of the Library host open houseThe Glades County Library will have an open house on Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. In the afternoon, the Glades County Library will host a Crime Prevention Seminar sponsored by the Glades County Sheriffs Department also on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the library conference room. The guest speaker will be Chief Deputy Duane Pottorff. All are welcome! Come and see how you may help prevent a crime.Gun Club to hold open rangeThe Glades County Gun Club will hold open range events on Saturday, Aug. 11, and on Aug. 25. The gate opens at 8 a.m. and after a short safety brie ng shooting will begin. Pistol shooting will be rst and ri e and long-gun shooting will be during the second hour. All shooters must wear hearing and eye protection. All shooters are welcome. If you have any questions, contact either David or Linda Whidden at 863-675-2487. Hope to see you there. High School plans get acquainted nightMoore Haven Junior/Senior High School will host a Get Acquainted Night on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 5:45 to 8 p.m. School begins on Monday, Aug. 20. School hours are 8 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.Bene t planned for Sandy HoytOKEECHOBEEVFW Post 4423 at 300 W. 34th Street, Okeechobee will hold a bene t for Sandy Hoyt, aka Sandoone on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sandy has entertained us all with her zany musical acts for many years, but now needs help to cover the cost of a much-needed surgery. The Post is serving hamburger or hot dog platters for a donation of $5, and there will be a bake sale, 50/50 raf e, auction, games and prizes. Music will be provided by XXL Karaoke and friends. The public is invited. For more information contact Dennis Prewitt at 863-467-0085.Family Fun Day bene ts Fire DepartmentCome out and join the Lakeport/Moore Haven Eagle Riders in showing your support for the Lakeport Fire Department on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Lakeport Fire Department at 11 a.m. A mini poker run starts at the Eagles in Moore Haven at 10 a.m. and ends at the re department in Lakeport. There will be a bounce house, a dunk a reman booth, drawings and other games. There will be re hats and coloring books for the kids. Lunch on burgers, hot dogs, beans and chips. All proceeds go to the re department.Pop Warner meetings beginTim Jones, president of the Glades County Pop Warner Sports Club invites all members to their monthly meetings every Tuesday through August at 7 p.m. at the historic Westergaard House at 270 Ave. L in Moore Haven. The meetings will be changed to twice a month starting in September until the summer season. These dates will be con rmed in the Aug. 16 issue of the Glades Democrat. You can contact Mr. Jones, president, Cedric Tullock, vice president, Wanda Huggins, secretary/treasurer, Felton Huggins, advisor or Sharon Smith, coordinator for further information. Glades County Historical Society invites all interested persons to join this valuable organization. Dues are only $15 per yr. Meetings are held once a month at the Westergaard House at 7 p.m.Lakeport Community News Lakeport Community Center Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call George at 863-946-1222. Lakeport Community Center Yog a classes every Monday and Friday at 12:15 p.m. For more information, call Dori at 863227-1074. Lakeport Gatorz will resume again in the fall. Please watch for the Lakeport Gatorz Back to School Kick-Off! For more information, contact Ms. Brenda at 863-532-8314. Lakeport Community Center will host a New Teachers Luncheon on Aug. 9 at 11:30 a.m.Muse Community AssociationMuse Community Association events for August include the following: Aug. 11, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. Aug. 16, Regular Board Meeting at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. All ideas and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Aug. 25, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. All of the events are open to the public!Lions Club to meetMoore Haven LIONS Club has canceled their August and September meetings and will begin the winter season on Tues., Oct. 9, 2012, 5:30 p.m. at the Glades County Sheriffs Department. Glades at a Glance 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hello Hendry County Residents, My campaign experience has been positive and rewarding. Ive been out in the community meeting the residents, listening to their concerns and issues. It would be an honor to be your next Supervisor of Elections for Hendry County. I am dedicated and will truly serve you with integrity, loyalty and honesty. I want to take the elections oce to a new level of leadership. I need your vote as your democratic candidate on August 14th. to accomplish my goals. Sincerely, Kim Harris-White When I was a young coach I used to say, Treat everybody alike. ats bull. Treat everybody fairly. Coach Paul Bear BryantVOTE RIGHT VOTE KIM HARRIS-WHITE www.facebook.com/KimHarrisWhite Democrat for Hendry County Supervisor of Elections 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012

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BY PAT DOBBINS With only a few weeks left of summer break, parents are probably thinking about getting their child ready to go back to school. Along with school clothes and school supplies, parents should make sure preventative health measures are included on their childs back-to-school checklist. Success in school starts with keeping students healthy and safe. Parents should take their children to a health care provider for an annual wellchild check-up and to make sure all vaccinations and medical records are in order. Healthy eating, adequate physical activity, and good sleep patterns are also instrumental to success in school. Parents should talk with their children about traveling safely to and from school. This includes planning safe routes for walking or riding a bike, reminding them to stay on the sidewalk, crossing the street only at designated crosswalks, and showing them how to properly wear a bicycle helmet if they are riding a bike to school. If your child is old enough to start driving a car to school, please remind them of some of the basic rules of the road. Dont be afraid to talk to your teen about safe driving. Allow them to take Drivers Education if its offered at their high school. Ask your vehicle insurance company about programs available to teach teens about safe driving tips. Children in Florida should never have to be without health care. Insurance can improve a childs access to medications and treatment they may need to control childhood illnesses and decrease absences from school. The state of Florida offers KidCare, a health insurance program for children from birth through age 18. Children can be eligible even if one or both parents are working. Children covered by Florida KidCare are eligible for comprehensive health care, including sports physicals, doctor visits, check-ups, immunizations, surgery, prescriptions, vision and hearing screenings, mental health care, dental check-ups, and hospital stays. Students with access to these and other preventative health care services are likely to be healthier and perform better in school. For more information about KidCare, visit www.FloridaKidCare.org or call 1-888-540-5437. Back to School Health, Safety and Well-Being 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Essilor VisiofficeFamily Eye Care proudly offers patients the new Essilor Visioffice System. Visioffice is the newest and most precise instrument for proper fitting of prescription eyewear. It provides individualized fitting measurements that are unique to each patient that allow for better optical performance of your new glasses. Visioffice is used for any patient and any lens type, progressive or single vision lenses. As spectacle optics have become more advanced, the fitting and measurements necessary to get the best performance from these new lenses have become more important. Visioffice ensures that your new prescription glasses have optics that are perfectly aligned to your individual needs. Family Eye Care is the first eye care practice to bring the Visioffice instrument to the Hendry County area. The Essilor Visioffice optical measuring system provides doctors and other eye care professionals with all possible parameters needed for properly fitting spectacle lenses uniquely to each and every patient. These parameters are established prior to the lenses being made and allow for the production of all types of lenses for eyeglasses.1 Essilor of America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Unless indicated otherwise, all trademarks are the property of Essilor International and/ or its subsidiaries. Visioffice software was developed by the Essilor group, drawing on the expertise of proprietary Activisu measurement technology. The mirror is the property of IVS. Activisu is a trademark of IVS. 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSAnother school year is closing in in quickly. Be sure your kids are ready to perform their best.

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Keeping food safe and accessible should be part of families hurricane preparation tacticsWASHINGTON, D.C.The U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is urging residents of coastal states to plan ahead this hurricane season and minimize the potential for foodborne illness in the event of power outages, ooding, and other problems that could be associated with weather emergencies. As you prepare your home for hurricane season, remember to protect food from being exposed to contaminated water or unsafe storage temperatures in a power outage, USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Elisabeth Hagen said. When it comes to emergencies of any kind, planning ahead is always the best strategy to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness. FSIS encourages those living in coastal areas to be prepared, particularly when it comes to ensuring access to safe food and water after weather emergencies. Families should have an emergency plan in place that includes food and water safety precautions. Steps to follow to prepare for a possible weather emergency: Keep an appliance thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer to help determine if food is safe during power outages. The refrigerator temperature should be 40 F or lower and the freezer should be 0 F or lower. Store food on shelves that will be safely out of the way of contaminated water in case of ooding. Group food together in the freezer this helps the food stay cold longer. Freeze refrigerated items such as leftovers, milk and fresh meat and poultry that you may not need immediately this helps keep them at a safe temperature longer. Have coolers on hand to keep refrigerator food cold if the power will be out for more than 4 hours. Purchase or make ice and store in the freezer for use in the refrigerator or in a cooler. Freeze gel packs ahead of time for use in coolers. Plan ahead and know where dry ice and block ice can be purchased. Steps to follow if the power goes out: Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. A refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours if you keep the door closed. A full freezer will keep its temperature for about 48 hours (24 hours if half-full). If the power is out for an extended period of time, buy dry or block ice to keep the refrigerator as cold as possible. Fifty pounds of dry ice should keep a fully-stocked 18-cubic-feet freezer cold for two days. Steps to follow after a weather emergency: Check the temperature in the refrigerator and freezer. If the thermometer reads 40 F or below, the food is safe. If no thermometer was used in the freezer, check each package. If food still contains ice crystals or is at 40F or below when checked with a food thermometer, it may be safely refrozen. Discard any perishable food (such as meat, poultry, sh, soft cheeses, milk, eggs, leftovers and deli items) that have been kept in a refrigerator or freezer above 40 F for two hours or more. Discard any food that is not in a waterproof container if there is any chance that it has come into contact with ood water. Containers that are not waterproof include those with screw-caps, snap lids, pull tops, and crimped caps. Discard wooden cutting boards, plastic utensils, baby bottle nipples and paci ers. Thoroughly wash all metal pans, ceramic dishes and utensils that came in contact with ood water with hot soapy water and sanitize by boiling them in clean water or by immersing them for 15 minutes in a solution of 1 tablespoon of unscented, liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of drinking water. Use bottled water that has not been exposed to ood waters. If bottled water is not available, tap water can be boiled for safety. Never taste food to determine its safety. When in doubt, throw it out! Consumers with food safety questions can Ask Karen, the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov or m.AskKaren.gov on your smartphone. Mobile Ask Karen can also be downloaded from the Android app store. Consumers can email, chat with a live representative, or call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline directly from the app. To use these features on the app, simply choose Contact Us from the menu. The live chat option and the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854), are available in English and Spanish from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Offers Food Safety Tips 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hello Hendry County Residents, this is Brenda Hoots candidate for Supervisor of Elections, asking for you vote! We have enjoyed visiting with voters in Hendry County. Also, Id like to thank all those that came out to the forums sponsored by local organizations. e Primary Election is quickly approaching on August the 14th. Just a friendly reminder, everyone cast your vote in the Primary Election. At 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, Early Voting will be ending. Aer Early Voting ends you will still have the option to vote Absentee or at the Polls on August 14th. I am committed to do the best possible job serving you the public as your Supervisor of Elections. During my 21 years working with the Elections Oce and as the Assistant Supervisor of Elections, I have acquired the experience and skills necessary to be your Supervisor of Elections. I am asking for your vote and the opportunity to ensure that the Hendry County elections continue to be done with accuracy and integrity. I give a Hoot! Asking you to Give a Hoot and Vote for Brenda Hoots for Supervisor of Elections. 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Update on health of Lake Okeechobee, rehabilitation w ork, and call for consensus on work in the y ear aheadBY PETE GAWDA Unlike some meetings of a few years ago, the Wednesday, Aug. 1, meeting of the County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon at the Okeechobee County Courthouse was marked by cordiality and consensus. The organization is made up of representatives from Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Lee, Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades, Highlands and Osceola counties. Okeechobee County Commissioner Frank Irby reported that his county was in the early stages of developing a public-private partnership for the revitalization of Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina. Martin County is in good shape, reported Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard. Our estuaries look good. Glades County Commissioner Russell Echols, w ho chairs the coalition, reported that work is nished on the Harney Pond Canal in his county. Ingrid Bond, project manager with the U.S. A rmy Corps of Engineers (COE), gave an update on the Herbert Hoover Dike. For background, she stated that the dike is 143 miles long and contains ve spillway inlets, ve spillway outlets, nine navigation locks, nine pumping stations and 32 culverts. She said the Herbert Hoover Dike is one of the few dams administered by the COE that is considered a level 1 risk. Of levels 1 through 5, level 1 is considered the most likely to fail. In response to a question, she stated that the number of level 1 dams varies but currently there are 16. The Herbert Hoover Dike has to compete with all the other level 1 dams for funding. Ms. Bond said that in the current scal year Congress appropriated $85 million for the Herbert Hoover Dike. They are still waiting on funding for scal year 2013. Typically, she said, the Herbert Hoover Dike gets 20 to 25 percent of COE funds allocated for damn safety. She said there will be a new dam safety report by 2014. The COE has divided the dike into segments called reaches. They have completed 20.7 miles of cutoff wall in the center of the dike in the reach between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade. We have changed our approach, Ms. Bond said. We used to have a reach-by-reach approach. W e want to put taxpayers money on projects that are most at risk. Now Ms. Bond said the emphasis is on replacing culverts which she said COE identi es as a higher priority. However, she said the reach 1 cutoff wall project will be completed to Belle Glade. Construction is currently under way to replace culverts 1 and 1A near Moor Haven as well as culverts 11 and 16 near Port Mayaca. The COE is in the process of abandoning culverts 7 and 9 and the Taylor Creek culvert, all in Okeechobee County. We are working with a schedule for culvert replacement, she said. The progress of the work relies on many factors including funding from Congress. She said the order of culvert replacement has to do with access. Everything has to be done on the federal right of way. Commissioner Echols expressed concern about not being informed of the shift in emphasis from dike rehabilitation to culvert replacement. It seems the game plan changes and we arent kept up to date, he said. Calvin J. Neidrauer, chief engineer of South Florida Water Management Districts (SFWMD) Water Control Operations Bureau, gave an update on water conditions. He said that district-wide, among the 16 South Florida Counties comprising SFWMD, rainfall for the current rainy season through July 30 is about 6 percent above average. He said Lake Tohopekaliga and Lake Istokpoga are at regulation schedule. Lake Kissimmee is below regulation schedule. However, that lake has been supplying water for the Kissimmee River restoration. The wet season began earlier this year on May 8. Therefore, water conservation areas south of the lake lled up quickly. Mr. Neidrauer said that water from those areas is being sent to tide to make more storage area for future rains this rainy season. Currently, at just over 12 feet, Lake Okeechobee is in the bene cial use band of the Lake Okeechobee Regulations Schedule (LORS) used by the COE and no releases are called for. However, the Adaptive Protocol, a document used by SFWMD that interprets the LORS for environmental purposes, called for pulse releases to the Caloosahatchee Estuary in May, June and July. Currently the Adoptive Protocol does not call for releases because basin runoff is suf cient to maintain salinity. Mr. Neidrauer said Lake Okeechobee has 99 active snail kite nesting areas in 2012the highest number since record keeping began in 1992. While predictions about the current rainy season are uncertain, he said predictions for the coming dry season are for above-normal rainfall. It is a delicate balance and there is a lot of competition for water. Mr. Neidrauer said of the process of regulating the lake level. Commissioner Echols called for goals for next year. He asked that staff work with the individual members and put that item on the agenda for the September meeting. He noted there are many differences among the counties represented and he suggested they concentrate on areas where they are in agreement in formulating goals. Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard called for more substantive discussion on the health of the lake. Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner suggested sending two representatives of the coalition to Washington to lobby for their causes. It was the consensus of the group to invite all 16 counties served by SFWMD to the December meeting. Commissioner Echols said his constituents were disgruntled about un nished projects. Lets get something completed instead of a lot of projects on the board, he said, suggesting long-term leases for SFWMD property that will not be used in the near future. We all get frustrated with projects not being completed, added Commissioner Heard. The coalition then passed a resolution seeking continued funding for the C44 reservoir and stormwater treatment area project on the St. Lucie Canal to ensure its completion. Michelle McGovern of U.S. Senator Bill Nelsons of ce told the coalition that the senator is trying to nd funding for the state to help with their projects and also assisting with grants. We are all in this together, asserted Paul Gray of the Audubon Society of Florida. What happens in one part of the system affects another. He noted that two third of the marsh area of the lake is dry right now due, in part, to LORS. He said the lake level is kept down because of the condition of the dike. He said the Audubon Society was in favor of xing the dike as quickly as possible. Until then he said it would help if all parties concerned would be as exible as possible. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Coalition of Counties Continuing Look at Lake O 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: Daily Local News Updates New interactive and easy to navigate format Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 It seems the game plan changes and we arent kept up to date. Commissioner Russell Echols, representing Glades County, comments after an update by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers explaining the organizations shift to culvert replacement on Lake Okeechobee PHOTO / JOSE ZARAGOZ A

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BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry-Glades Health DepartmentIts summertime! Baseball games, swimming, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors these are all great summer activities, but dont forget about ticks that may be in the same environment. There are several things you can do to help prevent tick bites and reduce your risk of tick-borne disease. After being in wooded areas, grassy areas, or even after a summer picnic, you should check your scalp and hair, behind the ears, the neck, and under the arms. Usually ticks try to nd a nice warm spot to hide and latch onto to your skin, but sometimes they can choose the strangest places, so please check your whole body thoroughly. Some ticks are small enough to crawl into shoes or through socks, so when you are hiking, or taking a stroll through wooded areas, tuck your pant legs into your socks so that they cannot crawl up the inside of your pants. Also, its a good idea to wear light-colored clothing, because it will help you spot any ticks that may be crawling around looking for a place to bite. For added protection, you can also use an insect repellent with DEET, but always follow the product instructions. Repellents containing 20 percent or more DEET can be applied to the skin, and can provide some protection for several hours. Please talk to your health care provider before applying any insect repellents on young children. Before you go into your home, check your clothing and your pets for ticks. Ticks may be carried into the house on clothing and pets and any ticks that are found should be removed immediately. Watch for signs of illness such as rash or fever, and see a health care provider if these develop. Remember that it can take up to 30 days before you have symptoms of a tick related disease. Your risk of getting a tick-borne illness depends on many factors, including where you live, what type of tick bit you, and how long the tick was attached. If you become ill after a tick bite, please see your health care provider. You can get more information about ticks at this website: http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 Ticks Can Be In Your Back Yard! SUBMITTED PHOTOThese unsightly creatures can lurk almost everywhere, and are especially prevalent in the summertime. Learn to defend yourself against these blood-sucking menaces. Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 11.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 9.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.60/g, according to gasoline price website FloridaStateGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices Aug. 5 were 12.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 29.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 19.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 6.5 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. Watching the national average last week, one might have expected war broke out in the Middle East or a major hurricane shutting down production, neither of which happened, yet gasoline prices spiked, said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. The scary thought is what may happen to gasoline prices should one of the two actually take place. The Great Lakes was hosed with renery issues and a major oil pipeline issue, and while other regions saw increases, they paled in comparison to those in the Great Lakes states. The good news for motorists is that the end to the summer driving season and change to winter-spec fuel is in view, which will likely put downward pressure on gasoline prices, DeHaan said. Florida Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook for Early August Watching the national average last week, one might have expected war broke out in the Middle East or a major hurricane shutting down production, neither of which happened, yet gasoline prices spiked. Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 Editors note: Candidates for Glades County Commission seats were given an opportunity to respond to questions sent in b y Glades County Democrat readers. These questions were emailed to the candidates, using the email addresses they provided to t o the Supervisor of Elections Of ce. The c andidates were asked to keep their ans wers to 100 words or less. For a list of cand idates by race, see the story on page one. 1. What would you do to bring more j obs to Glades County, especially jobs that pay a wage suf cient to support a family? DENNIS GRIFFIN: Industrial or commercial business would be good because they can hire several to many employees. The airport project in Hendry County and the Inland Port in Glades County, which are already in progress, will bring other businesses with them. We need to further the infrastructure so the business may locate here in Glades County by offering the tax assistance policy already in place. The length of time offered could vary with amount of employees and tangible property the business has. BUTCH JONES: Jobs that pay suf cient w ages are a concern in Glades County, as w ell as nationally. The current commission is working diligently with the county manager and the EDC (Economic Development Council) and other involved parties to continue to promote and develop the Intermodal Logistics Center ( or Inland Port) which is scheduled to bring businesses and jobs to Glades County in the near future. Experienced leadership on the Commission is a v aluable and vital asset in this process. TIM STANLEY: Quality jobs will ensure that our citizens and our youth can look forw ard to living and working in this county. I would advertise nationally that the county was looking for businesss to move to Glades County and that we would be willing to extend tax breaks, wave impact fees and permit fees if needed. The amount waived w ould be dependent on the number and quality of jobs created in the county. I am against bringing in another land ll or any industry that wouldnt enhance our way of life. We need to promote tourism and use the great asset we have in Lake Okeechobee. WESTON PRYOR: As commissioners we should make ourselves, as well as our resources, readily available for local and new businesses. We need to assist and develop growth, which will in turn bene t and help evolve our county in a positive way. 2. The closing of the U-save store in Moore Haven has placed a real hardship on local residents who either have to drive more than 30 miles round trip just to go to the grocery store. What can county commission do to bring a grocery store back to Moore Haven? DENNIS GRIFFIN: We can offer tax incentives to help the business get established, then they can start paying the full tax rate. Make all the retail grocery chains in or out of the State of Florida aware that this need exists in Moore Haven. Include the demographics of the Moore Haven area. BUTCH JONES: The closing of the grocery store has negatively affected all residents of the Moore Haven area and other parts of Glades county. The grocery store is now being refurbished and it is my understanding that it will re-open at some time this year. Various economic incentives are currently available for businesses seeking to locate in the county. TIM STANLEY: Moore Haven de nitely needs a grocery store. I will research towns around the area that are similar in size to Moore Haven and nd out what chains are doing well and call their corporate of ces and explain our desire to have a store locate here. The commissioners will need to work with the city council and see if there are any exemptions that could be provided to attract a grocery chain to move here. I am not against a non-chain store; I dont think they could provide the competitive pricing that a chain store could or the investment. WESTON PRYOR: The county commission can not necessarily incorporate or place a grocery store in Moore Haven, but what we can do is strive to be as appealing as possible to any prospective investors or store owners. Once a commitment is established the board can ensure that the proposed deal goes as smooth as possible. We also can work with other entities, such as the city and school board to try to ensure we make this goal happen. 3. How involved would you as a county commissioner be involved in the day-to-day operation of county government? DENNIS GRIFFIN: I would like to see each commissioner assigned to different departments, Road & Bridge, Planning & Zoning, Fire Departments, Ambulance, Economic/ Tourism, and rotate every year so each commissioner will understand the operation of each department. I will review the policies and procedures to see if they have the best interest of the people and businesses of Glades County. BUTCH JONES: All the commissioners are at the courthouse on a regular basis and as chairman of the commission, I am there daily and work closely with the department heads and the county manager on the issues involved in the operation of Glades County. TIM STANLEY: The county commissioners should not be involved in the day to day operations of the county. The county manager and his department heads should run the day to day operations. It is the commissioners responsibility to ensure the county manager is performing his job and the work plan is on schedule and the citizens of the county are being provided the service that they are paying for. A commissioner should address any concerns that a citizen or employee has concerning the operations of the county through the proper channels and ensure that the concern has been resolved properly. WESTON PRYOR: As a commissioner I will devote as much time as needed and help in any way I can to see that Glades County runs as professional as possible. Being self employed I will be able to devote as much time and effort needed to assist fellow of cials and employees on any and all projects. 4.What do you see as the most important issue facing the county and how would you deal with it? DENNIS GRIFFIN: We need to nish developing the commercial areas with infrastructure. People need jobs, we have land, and the lake. People need to be able to access the lake, the 12 foot water level rule has hurt the Buckhead Ridge and Lakeport are a housing market. We need to try to get year round access to the lake from these areas so people can bring their families back here. BUTCH JONES: The most important issue facing the county is economic development and the previously discussed ILC, which involves growth management, jobs and increasing the ad valorem tax base to continue providing services to Glades County residents. TIM STANLEY: Growth is the major concern facing the county. We cannot survive without it. Not only will it provide income for our citizens. We need the sales tax and gas tax revenue to provide services to the county. If we continue to lose those revenues the services they provide will have to be cut or made up by you. The commission needs to work closely with the planning and zoning board and plan our future so that we dont make the same mistakes that other counties have in the past. We have the perfect opportunity to get it right the rst time with proper planning. WESTON PRYOR: The most important issue facing the county is the lack of teamwork. As an entity we need to work together with both the employees and the citizens of the county. By working together we can improve daily operations to ensure positive growth and development in the county. Commission candidates respond to questions Along with the rain came lightning. Lightning ignitions smolder for days before they start to show visible signs. Scouting lightning ignitions is the responsibility of the xedwing spotter pilot from the Florida Forest Service. Using a lightning map, I make a ight plan to concentrate on positive lightning strikes. Its commonly believed that the positive strikes, which are 5-10 times stronger than the negative strikes, are responsible for most forest res. said Sanne Esque, Airplane Pilot, Florida Forest Service (FFS). As I y I have up to 25 miles of visibility in our Forest Service aircraft, the pilot continued. Its a very ef cient way to spot the beginnings of a smoldering wild re. She covers six counties along her route and radios to FFS dispatch the location of the wild res. FFS dispatch relays the information to state re ghters in dozers and brush trucks and local re departments to extinguish the re. Fixed-wing pilots are an essential element on wild re scenes. These airplanes are used to scout out wild res and then serve as eyes in the sky for re ghters on the ground. Smoke impedes ground crews so the pilot will communicate to the re ghters information such as, the location of houses, sheds and vehicles in relation to the direction of the re. The pilot can also locate roads and trails for access to the re and also fences, and the gates to get through them. They can make the re ghters aware of ditches, ag ponds, power lines, and many other obstacles. The pilot can see the fuel types that the re is moving into and thus assist the Incident Commander in determining the initial attack priorities and the necessity for possibly ordering more resources. Recent wild re activity in Glades County included: a lightning strike that burned 35 acres on Aug. 5 north of Gatorama; a lightning strike that burned 35 acres near Board Hammock on Aug. 5 and a lighting strike that burned 30 acres on Aug. 6. Lightning strikes blamed for area brush res VFW Post #9528 in BHR plans activitiesLocated at 29012 E. Hwy. 78, Buckhead Ridge, the VFW invites area residents to their activities. The VFW meets every second and fourth Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Male Auxiliary meets every third Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Ladies Auxiliary and AMVET Ladies meet every second Tuesday at 10 a.m. and AMVETS meet every rst Saturday at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Commander Gordon Bruens at 863-467-2882.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 NEED HELP NAVIGATING MEDICARE? LET US BE YOUR GUIDE! FREE, Condential, and Unbiased Help With: For assistance or to become a SHINE volunteer, call 1-866-413-5337SHINE is a Florida Department of Elder Aairs program operated in partnership with your local Area Agency on Aging to provide information and assistance with Medicare. All services are free, objective and condential. WE DO NOT SELL INSURANCE OR REPRESENT ANY INSURANCE ENTITY. MALDONADO Political Advertisement Paid for and approved by Steven Maldonado, Democrat for Sheriff NEW AGE NEW VISION VOTE ON AUGUST 14TH, 2012 E E SheriffHendry CountyCriminal Law Serial Proling Taser Instructor Organized Crime S.W.A.T. Operator Field Training Ocer Hostage Negotiations Homicide Investigator FDLE Certied Instructor Special Tactical Problems Child Injury Investigations Tactical Handgun Operator Human Diversity Instructor Radar Speed Measurements Juvenile Oender Instructor Domestic Violence Instructor Under Cover & Covert Operations Case Preparation & Court Presentation Personal Protective Equipment Instructor Narcotics Identication and Investigations Advanced Techniques for Unsolved Death Investigations.........www.maldonado2012.com E-mail: steven@maldonado2012.comwww.facebook.com/2012Maldonadowww.youtube.com/2012SMaldonado EXPERIENCECriminal Justice Protections President / CEO Southwest Florida Academy InstructorHendry County Sheriffs Office Former Detective Pahokee Police Department Police OfficerRiviera Beach Police Police Officer BY CHARLES M. MURPHY A 6,600 mile journey dubbed the Solar Odyssey began in late July for a ship that is completely solar powered. The Ra, started in Clearwater on July 22, stopped in Fort Myers on July 25, and traveled up the Caloosahatchee River, across Lake Okeechobee and into the St. Lucie Canal and on to Ft. Pierce, before heading up north. The Ra stopped in Clewiston on July 26 and Indiantown on July 27. The crew planned to stop at 122 different locations on the tour. It could take the Captain Jim Greer, and his crew, close to six months to complete the voyage. The goal of the project is to prove that solar power can be used to power boats and ships. A lm crew is also on board and they will take high de nition video of the places they visit. They have also accepted donations of cash, fuel, and other items for the trip. Among the other stops on the trip are Jekyll Island, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina, Beaufort, North Carolina, Portsmouth, Virginia, A nnapolis, Maryland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, A tlantic City, New Jersey, New York City, Catskill, New York, Albion, New York, Erie Pennsylvania, Cleveland, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, Racine, Wisconsin, Cairo, Illinois, Clinton, Tennessee, Gulf Shores, Alabama, and then back into Florida. The solar powered boat would be the rst ever to traverse what is known as the great loop. The footage taken will be put into a new reality show and the lm could last as long as three seasons. More information on the voyage can be obtained at www.thesolarodyssey.com Solar-Powered Boat Crosses Lake Okeechobee SUBMITTED PHOTOThe Ra, which operates entirely on solar power, traveled through Clewiston recently on its 6,600 mile journey.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 By Bob GieslerSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Glades County has a bright future. The inland port which Lykes and Duda have been w orking on the couple of years is nally becoming a reality. Also, a truck stop is seriously being considered on the Highway 27 corridor. These projects will bene t Glades County not only in tax revenues but also in jobs. The county and staff have been working with developers on these projects and have a good working relationship. When I ran for of ce, I made one promise: to be a full time commissioner and do the best I could for the citizens of Glades County. I will continue to be a full time commissioner. All I need is your vote. Please consider me for your vote on Aug. 14. I believe my quali cations and experience speak for me. My family includes my wife, Beverly, ve daughters and 16 grandchildren. Educational background includes Huntingburg High School, Oakland City College, the Florida Association of Counties-Certi ed County Commissioner and the Florida Association of Counties-Advanced Certi ed County Commissioner. Professions are restaurant owner and Giesler Electric and Telephone. Military service was with the National Guard from April 26, 1954 to April 6, 1960. Memberships include: 11 years as chairman of the Glades county Board of Commissioners; Chairman of the Small County Coalition (43 counties) 2002-2004; Executive Board of Small County Coalition (current); Southeast Florida Regional Planning Council; Florida Heartland Rural Economics Council; Buckhead Ridge Community Association; AmVets Post 2001 Life Member and Past Commander; Eagles Lodge; Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree; Buckhead Ridge Fire Department (retired); and Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Giesler seeks re-election Bob Giesler Special to the Glades DemocratLakeports Garvin awarded scholarshipCasey Garvin, son of Pastor Scott and Patty Garvin of Lakeport, has been awarded the Millennium Scholars full scholarship award by Troy University. Casey will be attending Troy University in Troy, Alabama, beginning this August. The award was granted to Casey based on his academic record and ACT score of 32. Casey participated in the FPEA homeschool graduation service in Orlando on May 27. Casey has also been invited into the honors program at Troy. He plans to major in broadcast journalism and minor in leadership. ACT offers counseling and related servicesAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-9567273. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisYouth AliveMore than 60 young people enjoyed felowing and fun at the Youth Alive Lock In on Aug. 3 at the First Baptist Church in Moore Haven.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 OKEECHOBEEThe Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is beginning preparation of a National Env ironmental Policy Act assessment for the Kissimmee Basin Modi ed Water Control Plan (KBMWCP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Central & Southern Florida Flood Control Project dramatically altered lake level uctuations and reduced the oodplain in the Kissimmee Basin. Historically in the upper basin, lake levels within the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes (KCOL) uctuated within a range of two to ten feet. The lakes had limited out ow capacities and functioned as natural detention reservoirs, allowing water storage in the wet season and continual release of water throughout the year. Under these natural conditions, lake levels would rise in the wet season and over ow to adjoining lands, creating broad, marshy connections between the lakes where sh and wildlife spawned and foraged. During dry periods and low water levels, connections between the lakes would disappear and bottom sediments would oxidize, preventing accumulation of organic material along the lake edge. Presently, water levels in the KCOL are regulated by nine structures that limit water level uctuations between two to three feet. In the lower basin, the Kissimmee River was channelized as a ood risk management measure. While the channelization achieved its intended goal of ood risk reduction; it also straightened the channel, reduced the width of the oodplain, bypassed natural river features including meanders and the littoral zone, and deepened the river waters resulting in a degraded ecosystem. As a result, the Kissimmee River Restoration Project was authorized to improve the degraded riverine habitat. The goal of the KBM\VCP is to achieve a more acceptable balance among ood protection, water supply, aquatic plant management, and natural resources in the upper and lower Kissimmee Basin. The KBMWCP & EIS will include the operating criteria results of the Kissimmee Basin Modeling Operations Study (KBMOS) and the Lower Kissimmee River Operations Study (LKROS). The KBMWCP study is a cooperative plan between the Corps and the South Florid a Water Management District. A public scoping meeting for the KBMWCP will be conducted on Aug. 28, with an open house from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and a formal presentation at 7 p.m. in the Williamson Conference and Education Center at Indian River State College on the Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue in Okeechobee. The Corps invites the participation o f Federal and State agencies, Native American Tribes, local agencies: interested parties and individuals in providing comments and identifying any issues. Kissimmee Basin water control plan meeting set Outdoor enthusiasts have a newly expanded area for a variety of outdoor activities near the restored Kissimmee River as part of the South Florida Water Management Districts (SFWMD) effort to expand public access for recreation on conservation lands. Working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the District is adding 60 acres to the expansive Kissimmee River Public Use Area. Hiking, hunting and wildlife viewing are among the activities allowed in the new section. One of the most inspiring locations to view successful restoration and a healthy ecosystem is along the Kissimmee River, said SFWMD Governing Board Vice-Chairman Kevin Powers. Opening more of these restored lands for compatible recreation provides an opportunity for the public to really get out and enjoy the natural South Florida landscape. Comprised of more than 30,000 acres, the Kissimmee River Public Use Area stretches along the Kissimmee River from State Road 60 south to Lake Okeechobee. Access is primarily by boat and is facilitated by a number of boat ramps within an area that spans portions of Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, Osceola and Polk counties. From camping and bike riding to hunting and horseback riding, the area offers a variety of outdoor experiences. A portion of the Florida Trail traverses the area, where hikers may see wildlife including white-tailed deer, alligators, wild turkeys, gopher tortoises and many species of wading birds. (Special-use licenses available from the District may be required for some activities, and FWC rules apply.) This is the second time in recent years the District has worked with FWC to expand the Kissimmee River Public Use Area. In 2008, the SFWMD Governing Board passed a resolution requesting coordination with the FWC to add the 3,722-acre Chandler Slough to the public use area. For more information on recreational opportunities throughout the Districts 16-county region, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recreation. SFWMD, FWC expand Kissimmee River Recreation Area

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 RAY VAN HOUTEN forHENDRY COUNTY SHERIFFLadies and Gentleman of Hendry County: My team or I have visited almost every door in the County, handing out information about myself and the plan I have as Sheriff. By Electing me Sheriff, I promise to put into action my Leadership abilities and diversied experience I have gained over the past 27 years as a Law Enforcement Ofcer, a Military Leader, and an Educator. To lead the good men and women of the HCSO in combating crime. I promise to restore RESPECT INTEGRIY, and PRIDE to the HCSO I would like to thank my opponents Mr. Carmona and Mr. Chamberlain for being gentlemen and good sportsmen during this election process; also for Mr. Carmonas 25 yrs of service in law enforcement and for Mr. Chamberlains 26 yrs of service in corrections a feat not easily accomplished. On August 14, 2012 -Vote Ray Van Houten the right man for the jobPolitical Advertisement Paid for and approved by Ray Van Houten Republican for Hendry County Sheriff 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 for that of ce. In the Superintendent of Schools race, both Scott Bass and Janice Brown are registered Democrats. Since there is no Republican candidate, this race will be decided in the primary and all registered voters will be allowed to vote, regardless of party af liation. Its the same case with the Clerk of Court election. Both candidates, Sandra Brown and George Humphries, are Democrats and there is no Republican candidate. So the race will be decided in the primary and all v oters can participate. In the Property Appraiser election, there are two Democrats and one Republican. Democrats will choose between Lorie Ward and Michelle Brunetto. Only registered Democrats will vote in that primary. The winner of the primary election will face Republican Robin Knight McLean in the general election. In the sheriffs election, incumbent Stuart W hiddon is a Democrat. He will face Republican Robert Wilson in the general election. In the County Commission District 1 race, all of the candidates are Democrats. Incumbent K.S. Butch Jones will face Weston Pryor and Dennis Grif n in the Aug. 14 primary. All registered voters will be allowed to participate in this election. In the County Commission District 3 race, incumbent Paul Beck, a Democrat, is challenged by Republican Cannon Eley. This will be on the ballot in the general election in November. In the County Commission District 5 race, incumbent Bob Giesler is challenged by Tim Stanely. Both candidates are Democrats, so this race will be decided in the Aug. 14 primary. All registered voters will be allowed to participate. School board elections are non-partisan, so Robbie Ahern and Jenny Allen, candidates for the District 2 School Board seat, will face off in the Aug. 14 primary and all registered voters may vote in this race. Tax Collector Gail Jones, County Judge Jack Lundy, Supervisor of Elections Holly Whiddon and School Board District 3 Representative Geraldine Wilson are all unopposed. On election day, Aug. 14, Glades County voters will vote in 13 precincts: Precinct # 1, American Legion Hall, 600 Baker Highway, Moore Haven; Precinct # 2, Ortona Volunteer Fire Department, 2890 Ortona Road SW, Ortona; Precinct # 3, Doyle Conner Building, 900 U.S. 27 SW, Moore Haven; Precinct # 4, Palmdale Community Center, 7967 Main Street, Palmdale; Precinct # 5, Muse Community Center, 25895 Loblolly Bay Road, Muse; Precinct # 6, Doyle Conner Building, 900 US 27 SW, Moore Haven; Precinct # 7, Lakeport Community Center, 10245 Red Barn Road, Lakeport; Precinct # 8, Buckhead Ridge Community Center, 21458 East State Road 78, Buckhead Ridge; Precinct # 9, Lakeport Community Center, 10245 Red Barn Road, Lakeport; Precinct # 10, Tribal Of ces, Harney Pond Road, Brighton Indian Reservation; Precinct # 11, Doyle Conner Building, 900 U.S. 27 SW, Moore Haven; Precinct # 12, Booker T. Washington School, 1250 Gamble Street, Washington Park Subdivision, Moore Haven; Precinct # 13, Indian Hills Volunteer Fire Department, 3860 Indian Hills Drive SW, Moore Haven. For more information on the elections, voters can check the Supervisor of Elections web site online at www.voteglades.com or call the Elections Of ce at 863-946-6005. ELECTIONContinued From Page 1 Westergaard House available for eventsGlades County Historical Society reminds community members that you can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House for your meetings, showers, parties, political party get-togethers seven days a week. Non-pro t organizations are all free; all residents are charged $25 for each event. You are welcomed to use the inside or the lawn areas. The address is 270 Ave. L, Moore Haven near the Methodist Church. Phone Anne Coffey at 863-801-5199 or Julie Wigton at 946-2060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information. Our historic buildings are being destroyed quickly and that means our heritage is disappearing right before our eyes.Tobacco cessation classes availableNew tobacco cessation classes are available at the Moore Haven Public Library. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is provided by attending the classes. Please contact Angelica Pena to register, or for more information call 863-902-3019.American Legion welcomes area veteransThe American Legion Post #299 in Moore Haven, has been recently issued a fullservice bar license, and is looking forward to serving the veteran population of our area. They are serving mixed drinks as well as popular and premium beers. If you are a honorably discharged veteran who has served at least one day during time of war you are eligible for legion membership.

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationRV PARK ASSISTANT MANAGERAssist Manager with day to day operations of RV Park. Must have computer skills. Must have Maintenance background. HS diploma/GED reqd. Able to work varied hours & on-call. Valid FL DL. Contact: joshualohn@semtribe.com Employment Full Time Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress ReservationCAFETERIA MANAGERResponsible for managing the food service operations at the Ahfachkee School. HS/GED. 3yrs. caf exp. Food Handler Cert. Florida Drivers License. Contact: joshualohn@semtribe.com Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds.

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Employment Full TimeAir Conditioning Technician needed. Must have Experience. Excellent salary and Bene ts. Call: 863-675-0044. DRIVERS: $1,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854. R & D Maintenance is currently accepting applications for Laborer, Grounds Maintenance positions. Requirements include: General knowledge of grounds maintenance safety, self motivation a plus. This is a temporary position. Must be 18, have a valid drivers, license and pass a drug screen. EEO Apply in person at 475 Ridgelawn Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 Employment Part Time Dental Assistant Must have 1 yr. exp. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Competitive salary & excellent bene ts. Fax resume to (863) 946-0145 or apply at Florida Community Health Center, 1021 Health Park Dr. Moore Haven, FL e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Environmental Services/Janitorial Part Time, responsible for housekeeping duties. Handyman skills helpful. Fax resume to: (863) 946-0145 or apply at Florida Community Health Center, 1021 Health Park Dr. Moore Haven, FL e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP.Maintenance Person Central County Water Control District is now accepting applications for a Clubhouse maintenance person. This is a part time position. Must be able to work exible hours, nights and weekends, some holidays. Background checks. This is a drug free workplace. Apply in person at the Montura Clubhouse located at: 255 N. Hacienda Street, Montura Ranch Estates, ask for Juan. Monday thru Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or the Central County Of ce at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates. Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Employment Part Time Soil Testing UF/IFASEverglades REC-Belle Glade OPS-9 month temporary positionSoil Testing Laboratory $9.00/hr; 40 hrs/wk Duties: Soil receiving. Be able to work in dusty conditions. Prepare samples for extraction; need to be able to work with acidic solutions; able to use simple chemical apparatus; prepare and collect samples for further analyses; be able to follow directions and multitask. Come by of ce to ll application. Last day to apply: August 15, 2012 For more information call: 561-993-1709 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesSCHOOL Computer WFlat screen, 100s of games & educational programs. $50. 863-517-2782. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application Fee 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! Heres the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa! REGALO PARA CADA RESIDENTE NUEVOMIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacion 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL 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 Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have y ou looked for it? Apartments 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 Rent2BR, 2BA Condo at Bass & Sun on Lake Okeechobee, Fully furnished. $800 mo. Call 859-583-4321. Houses RentPRICE REDUCED! 3BR, 2BA, River front home on 1 ac. $950/mo + util. (863) 227-0286 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. y Houses RentRIVER HOMENear Clewiston, Hwy 80. Boatyard, golf course, 2 BR, 2 BA, FL room, Large private yard. $850 mo. Call (970)708-9993. Rooms To Rent~MOORE HAVEN~ Furnished room w/utilities paid. $75 wk. 863-509-0096 or 863-253-0001 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleCLEWISTON/ CENTRAL AVE LIVE RENT FREE Requires $10,000 down payment. Own 2 adjacent duplexes (Four 3/2 apts.) Live in one collect $2000 + monthly rent $140,000. Owner (863)673-5071 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 MOORE HAVEN Furn/Unfurnished 3BR, 1.5 BA MH, fenced yard, screened porch, shed, $575/month 2BR, 1BA House double lot, fenced yard, car port, new tile $700/month. Lg 1BR APT $500/mo. 3BR 2 BA MH fenced yard, screened porch, shed, on 1 acre. $700/month. 2BR, 1 BA MH $500/month. Call (863) 509-0096 or (863) 253-0001 Mobile HomeSaleCLEWISTON 2005 Single 14x70. 3BR/1BA. All appls. New hardwood rs. & storage bldg. (10x10). $17,500. Call 863-983-9382 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 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 NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Thursday, August 16, 2012, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, 109 Central Ave., Clewiston, FL 33935. If a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Tourist Development Council 423576 CN/CB 8/9/2012 Public Notice NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 16, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1L60Drainage Improvements, Sidewalk Construction and Installation of Steel Picket Railing on State Road 35 in Hardee County-Budget Estimate: $158,354.00. E1L67Shoulder and Slope Repair, Sodding and Fertilizer in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $172,500.00 E1L68Removal and Replacement of Thermoplastic and Retro-Re ective Pavement Markings in Glades & Hendry Counties.-Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. E1L69Clearing & Grubbing, and Tree Trimming & Removal in Lee & Charlotte Counties.-Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. Z1012Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Generator Installation in Polk, Highlands, & Okeechobee Counties Z1013Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Generator Installation in Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Glades, & Hendry Counties Z1014Pre-Event Hurricane Contract for Generator Installation in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 423182 CN 8/9,16/2012 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 2444 2009 1144334-01000000290 Gregoria & Rosa Flores Lot 29, Twin Lakes Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 91 and 92, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422723 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. 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 2279 2009 1074433-03000020040 Mario Nodal Lot 4, Block 2, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422725 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 17 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 3272 2009 4104329-020-000L0440 Anita Jagernauth Tract L44, Port LaBelle Unit 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, Public Records if 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422710 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1144 2009 1354331-010000H0090 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 9, Block H, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423458 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1146 2009 1354331-010000H0110 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 11, Block H, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423409 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 2948 2009 2024329-670000A0040 The Land Doctor Investments, Inc. Lots 11 and 12, Block A, Sunset Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422730 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 2591 2009 1214334-010-000Q0210 Sylbert Romely, Sylvester Joseph & Beris Campbell Lots 27 and 28, Block Q, Harlem Addition to Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422726 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1145 2009 1354331-010000H0100 Wycliffe G.Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 10, Block H, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423335 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1141 2009 1354331-010000G0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Bock G, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423441 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1139 2009 1354331-010000F0160 Wycliffe G.Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423334 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1140 2009 1354331-010000G0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block G, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423408 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1151 2009 1354331-010000H0160 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block H, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423459 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 2006 2008 1264432-A0000040000 Carlos Viana Dantos The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1121, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423407 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1147 2009 1354331-010000H0120 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12, Block H, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423442 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1137 2009 1354331-010000F0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423451 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1143 2009 1354331-010000G0160 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block G, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423455 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1149 2009 1354331-010000H0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Block H, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423456 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1148 2009 1354331-010000H0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block H, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423450 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 18 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 1136 2009 1354331-010000F0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423444 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1142 2009 1354331-010000G0150 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, Block G, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423449 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 1138 2009 1354331-010000F0150 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423457 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 2418 2009 1314433-A0004470000 Abel Tejera Cepero The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6062, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422721 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 2412 2009 1314433-A0004130000 Mora Angel M. Colon The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast 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 Lot No. 6051 in Montura Ranch Estates. 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422718 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 1469 2009 1154432-A0002210100 Rolando Ramirez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2694, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422722 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN : Conde, Steve A., 739 Riverbend Dr, Apt B, LaBelle Sands, George C., 420 Martine Luther King Blvd., LaBelle Stanton, Christopher M., 407 E. Obispo Ave., Clewiston Wiggins, Marquis S., 125 N. Isora St., Clewiston Williams, Robert F., 777 Suwannee Ave., LaBelle You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 08/16/2012 423346 CN/CB 8/9/2012 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 1269 2009 1134432-A0000900000 Ana M. Quintana-Marquez The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3605, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422861 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 1057 2009 1284331-A0000290000 Kettly Cherubin The Southeast 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. Subject to an easement for a canal of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 364, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423410 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 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 1267 2009 1134432-A0000860100 Dinorah Leon & Nicolas Jimenez The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3638, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422712 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 2363 2009 1314433-A0001420000 Pushpa Chandranl The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lots 5908 and 5909, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422708 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1264 2009 1134432-A0000820100 Jackson Daniel & Manita Noel Daniel The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3705, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422707 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 19 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the 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 2355 2009 1314433-A0001060000 Orlando Naranjo, Trustee & Aida Naranjo, Trustee The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6073, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 6th day of September, 2012 Dated this 25th day of July, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 422728 CN 8/2,9,16,23/2012 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 1594 2008 1154432-A0002060000 Maria C. Estrella & Rafael Estrella The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2551, 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 Clerks Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423333 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeREQUEST FOR BIDS AIRGLADES INDUSTRIAL PARK WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT UPGRADES, CLEWISTON, FL FM# 410663-1-94 BID # 2012-24 OPENING DATE AND TIME: AUGUST 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, Airglades Industrial Park Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades, Clewiston, FL. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerks Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by August 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions, Bid Documents, Plans and Speci cations can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99A E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 423345 CN/CB 8/9,16,23/2012 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000531 Flat Mowing Services, Clewiston Field Station Service Area 202000 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 the 2:30 p.m. opening time on September 20, 2012 for Flat Mowing Services, Clewiston Field Station Service Area 202000. A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE (Conference) will be held on September 3, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Clewiston Field Station Main Conference Room, located at 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston Florida. All Respondents who wish to respond to this solicitation must be present and on time at the Conference. Bids will not be accepted from Respondents who either did not attend the Conference or who are more than fteen (15) minutes late. THE DISTRICT WILL NOT ADMIT ANY RESPONDENTS AFTER 9:45 A.M. Due to the importance of all Respondents having a clear understanding of the scope of work and requirements of this solicitation, attendance at this Conference by a representative of each Prime Respondent shall be a prerequisite for submitting a bid. A Respondents failure to attend the Conference will result in the District declaring a submitted bid as non-responsive. A Respondents attendance at the Conference shall be evidenced by its representatives signature on the Districts Sign-In-Sheet. Any bid received from Respondents who did not attend the Conference will be returned unopened. Work site visits will immediately follow the Conference and may include travel through rough terrain and remote and heavy vegetative areas. Transportation to the Conference and work site(s) shall be the responsibility of the Respondent. Site visit attendance is not mandatory, but is highly recommended. 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/procurement; (3) by calling the BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290, option 1 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. 423414 CN 8/9/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-000291 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, Plaintiff, ROSA L. MARTINEZ et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 27, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 22-2008-CA-000291 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, is the Plaintiff and ROSA L. MARTINEZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 30th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND INTRACT 23 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, LYING IN THE WESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CRS AND THE NORTHWESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CSS, ACCORDING TO SAID PARCELS AS RECORDED BY GOVERNMENT PLAT IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 89, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF PARCEL CRS AND RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION OR ALONG CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.01 FEET; THENCE EAST A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET; THENCE IN NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION, PARALLEL TO SAID CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.02 FEET OR THEREABOUTS TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF PARCEL CRS, THENCE WEST ALONG SAID BOUNDARY TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT: A PARCEL OF LAND IN TRACT 23, SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, LYING IN THE WESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CRS AND THE NORTHWESTERLY PORTION OF PARCEL CSS ACCORDING TO SAID PARCELS AS RECORDED BY GOVERNMENT PLAT IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 89, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF PARCEL CRS AND RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION OF ALONG CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 284.01 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING OF PARCEL HEREIN CONVEYED; THENCE EAST A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET; THENCE RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO SAID CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF PARCEL CRS A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY, THENCE RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 1380 SW RIVER ROAD, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal, of this Court on July 31, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08103135 WMFIDELITY-SPECFHLMC---Team 3 F08103135 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. 423309 CN 8/9,16/2012 Public Notice 1 INVITATION TO BID BID # 2012-03 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HERBICIDAL MAINTENANCE OF CANALS AND LEVEE Public Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the above referenced Herbicidal Maintenance of 32.625 Miles of drainage canals and 8 miles of levee project will be received by the Board of Central County Water Control District (hereinafter referred to as CCWCD, OWNER, and DISTRICT), at the District Managers Of ce at the following address: Central County Water Control District 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 until 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 for furnishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Scope of Work, Instruction to Bidders, Bid Form, Contract, General Conditions, Attachments and Addenda which comprise the Bid Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders may attend the bid opening. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid, and bids received after the speci ed day and time will not be opened. A pre-bid meeting shall be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. The work made the subject hereof is described in the bid documents titled Herbicidal Maintenance of Canals and Levee copies of which may be obtained from Rock Enterprises, Inc., 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida, 33935, or from Central County Water Control District, 475 South Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida 33440. For additional information you may contact Ms. Carolyn Hester, District Manager, at 863-983-5797, or Rock Aboujaoude, District Engineer, at 863-612-0011. Each bid must be submitted in duplicate on the prescribed Bid Form and accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the CCWCD Board of Supervisors, in an amount not less than ve percent (5%) of the bid amount. The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of fortyve (45) calendar days after the date of bid opening during which time Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance. In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licenses and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. All subcontractors shall be identi ed in the Bid and duly licensed. Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance record and ability of the apparent low bidder to perform the size and type of work speci ed under this Invitation to Bid. Bidder shall submit such information as necessary to evaluate the Bidders quali cations. The District reserves the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and quali ed bidder based on available funding. The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause, and/or accept bids that in its judgment will be in the best interest of the DISTRICT and the District speci cally reserves the right to reject all bids and proceed to accomplish its objectives without awarding any contract pursuant to this invitation. The District also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a period of time, which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond fortyve (45) calendar days from the bid opening date during which time the District at its sole discretion may release the bid security. The Contract to be awarded hereunder shall be for a term of one (1) year, and renewable, at the discretion of the DISTRICT for up to three (3) successive one-year terms. DATED this 9th day of August, 2012. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT ATTEST: By: Carolyn Hester, District Manager Benito Alvarez, Chairman 423340 CN 8/9,16,23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2012-61CP IN RE: ESTATE OF ANTHONY H. WINOWIECKI A/K/A ANTHONY WINOWIECKI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (summary ancillary administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that a Petition for Summary Ancillary Administration has been led in the estate of ANTHONY H. WINOWIECKI A/K/A ANTHONY WINOWIECKI, deceased, File Number: 2012-61CP, by the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975-1760; that the total value of the estate is real property with a value of $12,000.00, and that the name and address of the individual to whom it will be assigned after the entry of an order is: STEVEN WINOWIECKI, 2611 W. Long Lake Road, Traverse City, MI 49685 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED FOREVER. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is August 9th, 2012. IRENE BOWMAN Petitioner ERIC S. KANE, P.L. ERIC S. KANE, ESQUIRE Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar No. 0847941 20900 N.E. 30th Avenue, Suite 403 Aventura, Florida 33180 305-937-7280 423347 CN 8/9,16/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-58 CP IN RE: ESTATE OF WALLACE RICHARD MCKENZIE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f Wallace Richard McKenzie. deceased. whose date of death was May 7. 2012, and the last four digits o f whose social security number are 0791, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is PO Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is August 9, 2012. Personal Representative: Wallace Victor McKenzie 6206 Booth Road Ravenna, Ohio 44266 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver Attorney for Wallace Victor McKenzie Florida Bar Number: 215848 P.O. Drawer 2280 LaBelle, Fl. 33975 Telephone: (863) 675-5800 Fax: (863) 675-4998 E-Mail: ralph@labellelaw.com 423223 CB 8/9,16/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-64-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF RACHEL MITCHELL LANE Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f Rachel Mitchell Lane, deceased, whose date of death was May 14, 2012. and the last four digits o f whose social security number are ........7109, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division. the address o f which is Post Of ce Box 1760. LaBelle, Florida 33975. The names and addresses ol the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of he decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF TI HIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is August 9, 2012. Personal Representative: Eldene Spriggs 462 South Missouri Street LaBelle, Florida 33035 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver Attorney for Eldene Spriggs Florida Bar Number: 215848 P.O. Drawer 2280 LaBelle, FL 33975 Telephone: (863) 675-5800 Fax: (863) 675-4998 E-Mail: ralph@labellelaw.com 423186 CB 8/9,16/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE 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, August 22, 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. 423339 CN 8/9,16/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE Notice is hereby given that on 08/18/2012 at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive, LaBelle, FL, the undersigned, FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: 863-675-1025 Sweet Daughter Properties LLC Unit 415 Misc. Items Betty Sue Johnson Unit J-6 Misc. Items Yolonde Ju Unit 105 Misc. Items 423538 CN 8/9,16/2012 20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 The classifieds are the most successful salesp erson in town. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Find it faster. 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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2011-CA-000317 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, V S. RUBIN CONSTANT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 16, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 26-2011CA-000317 of the Circuit Court of the T WENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and RUBIN CONSTANT; MIMOSE CONSTANT; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINIST RATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 29th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK 2104 OF PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED TN FLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 73, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5009 EARLY LANE, PORT LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 1, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11009242 CARRINGTON-CONVR-bdurosier-Teaml 1 F11009242 **See Americans with Disabilities ActIn accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate In this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court A dministrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813)335-229; 1-800-955-8771 (1])D), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 423330 CN 8/9,16/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09-1160-CA PREMIER AMERICAN BANK, N.A., d/b/a FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES M. LONG, JR., an unmarried man, all unknown parties claiming by, through, under, and against the above-named Defendant who are not know to be dead or alive, whether as unknown parties may claim an interest as spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, or other claimants, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: James M. Long, Jr. 2565 Evans Road, #A LaBelle, Florida 33935 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following described property in Hendry County, Florida, to-wit: The West 1/2 of the East one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter, Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 South, Hendry County, Florida, less the North 30 feet for road right-of-way. has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of written defenses, if any, to it on Kenneth K. Thompson, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1150 Lee Boulevard, Suite 1, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936, on or before August 24, 2012, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court, at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hichpoochee Avenue, corner of S.R. 80 and Highway 29, LaBelle, Florida, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS MY hand and seal of this Court on this 20th day of July, 2012. BARBARA BUTLER, CLERK OF COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 422644 CN 8/2,9/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000867 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN J. KENSTLER; JOHN KENSTLER, DECEASED, ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN J. KENSTELER and JOHN KENSTLER, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST JOHN J. KENSTLER and JOHN KENSTLER, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED Current residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 4031 ALBANY RD., LABELLE, FL 33935-5518 -AndTRACIA LYNN HOLLINGSWORTH, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant, who is not know to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants. Current Residence Unknown, but whose last known address was: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an. action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Hendry County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 21 BLOCK 2150, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF 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 DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before August 31, 2012 or within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975-1760, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 24 day of July, 2012. Barbara S. Butler 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 Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, 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. 422724 CN 8/2,9/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Palm Beach County (PBC) Board of County Commissioners Resolution R-2012-0904 calls for a member of the PBC Water Utilities Department Advisory Board (WUDAB) to be a resident of the Glades area and a customer of the Glades Utility Authority (GUA). The position is currently vacant and the Water Utilities Department is soliciting quali ed persons to ll the position. The Water Utilities Department Advisory Board meets monthly at the WUD Customer Service Building at Jog Road in Boynton Beach. Regular attendance is required. All members are subject to the terms of the Countys Ethics Ordinance. Interested persons should send a letter of interest and a resume or statement of quali cation by August 15, 2012 to: Valerie Cintron, PBC Water Utilities, 8100 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33413. 423058 SUN 8/2,9/2012 Public Notice NOTICE TO PUBLIC T he Hendry County Hospital A uthority Board of Directors will conduct a Budget Workshop on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 1:30pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend.423481 CN 8/9/2012 21 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 22 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee August 9, 2012 other organizations to come out and help support the cause. They are also asking for donations of items for silent and live auctions. If anyone has any items they would like to donate or if you have any suggestions or would like to help out with the event, please come to the meeting or contact Linda Peeples Martin at 863-227-0832. The Okeechobee Brahman Senior FF A and District 11 FFA Chapters held a wash Aug. 4 at the Okeechobee Tractor Supply on U.S. 441 in Okeechobee. All proceeds will go the Langdale family. A web site at www.gofundme.com has been set up for donations. The goal is to raise $100,000. As of Monday, Aug.6, the site had raised $15,340. A link to the site and other news about Fred Langdale can be found on the Glades County Democrat page on facebook.com. FREDContinued From Page 1 The Glades County Sheriffs Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last w eek. BUCKHEAD RIDGE Maple St. theft LAKEPORT Flamingo Lane criminal mischief MOORE HAVEN S.W. Ave. M theft Corral Court theft Ave. R burglary MUSE Everglade Ave. fraud PALMDALE Main Ave. theft Pine St. theft Investigations The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Glades County Sheriffs 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). Andrew Maurice Hughes, 49, Gamble St., Moore Haven, was arrested Aug. 1 by the GCSO on a felony charge of eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer, and a misdemeanor charge of driving with expired license for more than four months. His bond w as set at $20,500. Nathaniel Anthony Kelly, 44, U.S. 27, Moore Haven, was arrested Aug. 1 by the GCSO on a felony charge of possession of a w eapon by a convicted felon and contempt of court violation of injunction. He is being held without bond. William Arnold, 37, Jones Road, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 2 by the GCSO on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver, and misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence, driving while license suspended and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $12,250. Cory Blake Pethybridge, 23, S.W. 85th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 5 by the GCSO on a Glades County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation criminal mischief. His bond was set at $15,000. Rolando Ramirez Jr., 24, Rigo Park Drive, Valrico, was arrested Aug. 5 by the FHP on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $5,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report TALLAHASSEEIf you have a blue permanent disabled parking permit, you need to be aware of the new requirements put in place by Florida lawmakers. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will implement the new law. Effective Oct. 1, any person issued a blue permanent disabled parking permit must renew the permit every four years and, when doing so, provide a certi cate of disability completed and signed by a certifying authority within the last 12 months. That means every blue disabled parking permit holder will, at least every four years and within 12 months of the date of their renewal, ll out Form HSMV 83039. Permit holders will not have to pay a renewal fee. In addition, effective July 1, if your blue permanent disabled parking permit is lost or stolen, a replacement will only be issued if you submit the same documentation required for renewals. The new law does not affect red temporary disabled parking permits, nor people who have disabled (wheelchair) license plates. Under current Florida law, blue disabled parking permit holders must renew their parking permits every four years, but they do not have to submit certi cates of disability when renewing. They can renew online, by mail or by visiting a Tax Collectors of ce. The legislation also directs DHSMV to collect calls reporting abuse of the permits. Calls should be placed to the DHSMV Customer Service Center at 850-617-3803. The blue disabled parking permit with a current sticker must be visible from the front and rear of a motor vehicle. One side of the permit must display the applicants driver license number or state identi cation card number along with a warning the applicant must have such identi cation at all times while using the parking permit. Disabled parking permits change

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Caloosahatchee Basin rainfall below average; Miami and Broward are exceptionsBY GABE MARGASAK From Orlando to the Florida Keys, much of the South Florida Water Management Districts (SFWMD) 16-county region experienced below-average rainfall in July. District meteorologists reported today the Upper Kissimmee Basin, the Southwest Coast, Caloosahatchee Basin and Martin and St. Lucie counties were among the driest areas in the region for the month. The opposite was true for eastern Miami-Dade and Broward counties, which saw above-average rainfall from storms in July. While it has been a relatively dry month, water levels are acceptable for this time of year, said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. The drier conditions mean we have regained some storage capacity in the system, which helps us manage heavy rainfall if a storm comes through.July RainfallJuly begins a typically hotter and drier period of the wet season that lasts into mid-August. District-wide rainfall this July was 5.96 inches, which is 85 percent of the historical average for this time of year. The Upper Kissimmee Basin, the northernmost reach of the District and the headwaters of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades, was the driest area, with 3.81 inches of rain for the month. This represents 55 percent of the average. Dry conditions continued to the south: Caloosahatchee Basin received 6.36 inches of rain, which is 82 percent of the average Southwest Coast received 7.02 inches of rain, which is 79 percent of the average Big Cypress Basin received 6.51 inches of rain, which is 80 percent of the average Martin and St. Lucie counties received 5.13 inches of rain, which is 78 percent of the average Eastern Palm Beach County received 5.45 inches of rain, which is 83 percent of the average With several drenching storms, eastern MiamiDade County received the most rainfall in the District during July, with 8.97 inches. This represents 136 percent of average. Also on the east coast: Eastern Broward County received 6.65 inches of rain, which is 102 percent of averageWet Season So FarThe 2012 wet season began early on May 7, but rainfall totals so far have been tempered by several multi-day dry periods wedged in between heavy downpours and Tropical Storm Debby in June. District-wide, 19.44 inches of rain has fallen so far, which is 106 percent of average for this time of year. As with July, eastern Miami-Dade County led the region in rainfall, with 29.17 inches, representing 140 percent of average for the wet season so far. Most of the District received nearly average rainfall, with the exception of some drier areas: Caloosahatchee Basin received 18.26 inches of rainfall, which is 92 percent of the average Southwest Coast received 17.43 inches of rainfall, which is 80 percent of the average Lake Okeechobee, the backup water supply for Floridas lower east coast, is at 12.12 feet NGVD today. This is 1.65 feet below average for this time of year. Currently, the U.S. Drought Monitor shows South Florida is free from drought conditions, however, the Southwest Coast and Caloosahatchee Basin continued to be classi ed as abnormally dry.South Florida Wet Season FactsOn average, South Floridas wet season begins around May 20 and ends around October 13, lasting about 21 weeks. Typically, about two-thirds of annual rains fall during the wet season, or approximately 35 inches out of 52 inches. Since 1932, virtually all wet seasons in South Florida have produced 2 to 4 feet of rainfall. June is usually South Floridas wettest month. The wet season has three general phases: -Memorial Day weekend through July 4 weekend, which are typically the wettest six weeks of the year. -Early July through mid-August, which are hotter and often drier. -Late August through October, which are characterized by highly variable rainfall mainly due to tropical activity and cold fronts. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 23 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee A ugust 9, 2012 July Is Dry for Most of South Florida

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: Guide to area entertainment and attractions August 2012 Wildlife education comes alive at Gatorama PALMDALEDo your children think education is boring? It de nitely does not have to be, say Allen and Patty Register, owners of Gatorama. It is the time of year that chirping, grunting and snapping baby alligators emerge from their shells to meet the world. Gatorama is marking this occasion by hosting an Alligator Hatching Festival Aug. 18 through Aug. 27, at their animal park at 6180 U.S. Highway 27, Palmdale, Florida. This is a great opportunity for parents to teach their children about one of natures fascinating life cycles, says Allen Register. For the next two weeks we will welcome over three thousand alligators into the world at Gatorama. Guests will actually be able to see these little baby alligators wiggle out of the eggs. Visitors to Gatorama will also be able to learn about the history of the American alligator and how the populations have been protected through one of the most truly successful, sustainable-use management programs ever implemented. American alligators have been o the endangered species list since 1987 and populations are still growing. Alligator farming is an important part of the program. There will be four programs Monday through Sunday. Regular admission is $14.95. Children less than ve feet are admitted for $6.95. Regular admission includes the educational hatching program. For guests that want a hands-on experience, a Hatch and Hold package is available. This package allows the guest to actually hold an egg and let the baby alligator hatch in their hands. The cost for this experience is $10.00. We offer 15 prepaid reservations per program. Then depending on how many eggs are hatching that particular day we will offer another 20-30 eggs per program on a rst-come, rst-served basis. This isnt a drive through instant experience. We are totally dependent on Mother Nature, says Allen Register. Birthing babies takes time. If everyone is patient we usually can accommodate everyone by the end of the day. This year we will o er new activities for kids to build their own gator tooth necklace or catch their own baby gators at the Baby Gator Round Up pond bring your cameras! Outside food and add-on experiences require cash. The gif t shop still accepts credit cards or cash. This year we are o ering an afterhours program, Monday through Thursday. On those day we will stay open until 8 p.m. with our last hatching program o ered at 7 p.m. This will help families make it out here after school lets out. says Patty Register. It will be a wonderful way for familys to beat the weekend crowds and come after school hours. Food will be availableincluding Pattys famous Gator Gumbo! Incubator reports can be followed on Gatoramas Faceboo k page. Gatorama opened in 1957 as one o f Floridas rst alligator attractions. It is still a popular tourist attraction as well as an operating alligator farm. One o f Gatoramas main attractions for visitors and professional photographers is the natural Florida scenery in which these prehistoric beasts sunbathe in the warm tropical climate. Giant oak trees and palm trees cover the fteen acre attraction. Visitors will also nd other animals along the covered 1,000 foot walkwa y and wooden bridge panthers, bobcats, raccoons, peacocks, ducks and geese all call Gatorama home, as do six species o f crocodiles including the American Crocodile. Gatorama is the largest captive breeder in North America of the Acutus Crocodile. For more information and directions, call 863-675-0623 or visit www.Gatorama.com. Baby alligators popping out at Gatorama festival Courtesy photo/GatoramaAt the Gatorama Alligator Hatching Festival, youngsters can watch an alligator egg hatch in their hands. WEST PALM BEACHAre you an adv enturous, nature-loving woman wishing to learn more about Floridas great outdoors in a comfortable, noncompetitive, hands-on environment? If so, now is the time to register for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC), Becoming an OutdoorsW oman (BOW) workshop near West Palm Beach. The three-day workshop is Oct. 19-21 at the Everglades Youth Camp in the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area. The w orkshop begins that Friday at 10 a.m. and ends that Sunday with lunch. Although designed with women in mind, the workshop is open to anyone 18 years and older wanting to learn or improve their outdoor skills and enjoy several recreational activities. The program o ers a fun and supportive atmosphere for participants wishing to try new things and enjoy the camaraderie of other women wanting to do the same. In four, three-and-one-half-hour sessions, the BOW workshop teaches some of the basic skills associated with shing, hunting and other forms of outdoor recreation, at all levels of physical activity, with hands-on experience. The most popular classes women sign up for are handguns, archery, wilderness survival and outdoor cooking, BOW state coordinator Lynne Hawk said. Other classes available are canoeing and kayaking, reading the woods, geocaching and GPS, shooting sports, camping and backpacking, deer hunting, small game hunting, outdoor photography, wilderness rst aid, map and compass, pan shing, y shing, bird watching, personal safety, shotguns, bass shing, turkey hunting, hunter safety course, muzzleloaders, bowhunting and knot tying. The cost for the three-day workshop is $200, and there are half-price slots available for low-income participants, single parents and college students attending the workshop for the rst time. There is also a $50 early bird discount for participants who register by Sept. 19. The workshop is restricted to 100 people on a rst-come, rst-served basis. For more information about the BO W workshop or how you can register, visi t MyFWC.com/BOW or call Lynne Haw k at 561-625-5122. FWC workshop teaches women outdoor skills

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!*Cash, Free Play and Prizes.Like us on Facebook **May not accurately represent model won OVER $85,000* UP FOR GRABS IN AUGUST!EARN ENTRIES DAILY AND WIN A NEW CHRYSLER 300!DRAWING ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 AT 10PM See Players Club for complete details. Membership is free to all 21 or over. Approved ID will be required for redemption. Al l offers are subject to availabliity. Non-negotiable, non-transferrable, cannot be combined with any other offer and must be redeemed in person at Semionle Casino Brighton. No cash value. Alteration or unauthorized use voids this offer. No reproductions are allowed. Management reserves the right to change or cancel this offer without notice based on operational and/or business concern. Seminole Casino Brighton employees are not eligible. Persons who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. Other restrictions may apply. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.*Must have two hours of rated play on your rst trip to qualify. Rated play indicates playing with your new Wild Card inserted into your favorite slot machine. Some machines are excluded. Players are responsible for having their Wild Card properly inserted into slot machines.Code: BNM1208ON Valid: 7 days a week 9am 11pm / Expires: 8/31/12**$100 On Us is in Free Play. *Must bring coupon. Cannot be combined with bus offers. Must be a NEW Players Club Member (Must not be a member in any Seminole or Hard Rock Casino in Florida Players Club) Up To $100 On Us! Sign up for a New Players Club Wild Card and we will give you this win-win choice. $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $ $ $ $ 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 ** 3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions A ugust 2012 August 25 Giveaway of a 2012 Chrysler 300 SedanBRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATIONSeminole Casino Brighton is cruising into summer by giving away more than $85,000 in cash, free play and prizes! One lucky player will win a 2012 Chrysler 300 sedan on Saturday, Aug. 25. Earn entries beginning Aug. 1, and then get ready to hit the road. Richard O. of Hollywood, Fla. won $50,002 when he hit the Super Touch 6 Lotto Jackpot on Wednesday, July 25, at Seminole Casino Brighton. He wagered $2.50 and hit 6 out of 6 for the jackpot w in. The lucky player also won $8,375 on the White Orchid slot machine on Sunday, July 8. Every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., take a spin at our Sit-and-Go Slot Tournaments. You could win your share of $12,500 in cash. On Friday, Aug. 17 through Sunday, A ug. 19, guests will also enjoy a special seafood menu at Josiah. Experience the mouthwatering avors of the sea! Sav ory seafood dishes include Clam Strips, Stu ed Avocado Lobster, Mussels Marinara, Fried Jumbo Shrimp PoBoy and much more. Diners will also enjoy Surf and Turf specials such as Lobster Penne A lfredo and Best Steak on the Lake Combo, a 16-ounce prime rib and skewer loaded with jumbo butter y shrimp and lobster tail chunks. Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, v isitors 55 and older will get a free bag lunch, while supplies last. On Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., visitors 55 and older will get a free breakfast, while supplies last. The free bag lunch and breakfast o ers are open to new or returning Players Club members. Not a member? Its free to join, so sign up today. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m.See the Players Club for promotion details.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405-slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, high-stakes bingo action and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com. Cruise into Summer at Seminole Casino Brighton John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach, will host the Conch Stomp Band on Aug. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. The program is free with park admission. For information, call 561-624-6950. Jonathan Dickinson State Park, o U.S. 1 (exit 116 o the Florida Turnpike or exit 96 o I-95) will host an art exhibit and reception for nature photographer Brent Anderson on Aug. 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The event is free but donations to the park will be accepted. To RSVP call 561-745-5551. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach, will host Bluegrass music by Untold Riches on Aug. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The program is free with park admission of $5 per carload. For information, call 561-624-6950. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions August 2012 It may come as a surprise to some visitors that the sport of rodeo is alive and well in the Sunshine State. South Floridas pioneers brought cattle ranching to the area, and with it, the cowboy skills required for rodeo.Rodeo fans nd plenty of rodeos to choose from, including junior events for the youngest rodeo competitors, high school rodeo athletes hoping for college scholarships, working cowboys competing in ranch rodeos and full-time professional rodeo cowboys earning points for national championships in PRCA events. In recent years, Mexican rodeo has also found a home in South Florida. All of the rodeos encourage the fans to make a lot of noise and h ave fun.PRCAAccording to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), legend has it that American rodeo was born on J uly 4, 1869 when two groups of cowboys from neighboring ranches met in Deer Trail, Colo., to settle an argument over w ho was the best at performing everyday ranching tasks. That competition is considered to be the rst rodeo which evolved into rodeo as we know it today. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) was created almost by accident in 1936 when a group of cowboys walked out of a rodeo at the Boston Gardens to protest the actions of rodeo promoter W.T. Johnson, who refused to add the cowboys entry fees to the rodeos total purse. The promoter nally gave in to the cowboys demands, and the successful strike led to the formation of the Cowboys Turtle Association. The cowboys chose that name because, while they were slow to organize, when push nally came to shove, they werent afraid to stick their necks out to get what they wanted. In 1945, the Turtles changed their name to the Rodeo Cowboys Association, and in 1975, the organization became the PRCA. Ranch rodeoRanch rodeos, which h ave become more popular in recent years, attract working cowboys who work on South Florida ranches. The events in a ranch rodeo are based on the actual skills the cowboys use to work cattle. Unlike PRCA events, ranch rodeo is a team sport. Just as the cowboys work together on a ranch, they work together and help each other in the arena events. Another di erence is the equipment used. While PRCA cowboys use special rodeo saddles and equipment, those in ranch rodeos use the same equipment and tack that the cowboy uses in everyday work. In addition to events such as calf roping and bronc riding, events in a ranch rodeo include team doctoring, team sorting, wild cow milking, calf branding, relay race, double mugging and colt riding (sometimes called the wild horse ranch.) In these events, the team works together to perform a task similar to those done on ranches. There are a few di erences. The brand in the rodeo is covered with chalk or paint. Doctoring is indicated by dabbing a bit of paint on a cow to indicate giving it medicine. Ranch rodeo rules vary from state to state and even from rodeo to rodeo explained Dusty Holley, Florida Cattlemens Association director of eld services. For those new to the sport, the announcer explains the rules to the spectators as the rodeo unfolds. Ranch rodeo resembles work that actually happens on a ranch with a team or crew of cowboys working on a ranch together, he said. Bronc riding is similar to that seen in other rodeos, he explained, but closer to what actually happens on a ranch when a horse decides to start bucking. You ride a regular saddle like you would work and ride every day. You are allowed to use two hands. You dont h ave to mark them out. Its more like a horse is bucking with you when you are working on a ranch. You dont have to have a hand up. You just have to stay on, he said. For colt riding, instead of starting with a bronc in a chute, a haltered horse is in the arena, held by one member of the team while the others attempt to saddle it and then one team member must mount the horse and ride it to the end of the arena. This is no easy task and it is not unusual for this event to h ave no successful ridessometimes the horses win. In the double-mugging event, one person will rope a yearling calf and other team members will help take the yearling to the ground and secure the animal with rope. One event you will not see at a ranch rodeo is bull riding. There is no reason for a cowboy on a ranch to ride a bull. Mr. Holley suspected that bull riding probably started with rodeo cowboys daring each other to prove how tough the y were. In its original form it was probabl y hey, why dont you get on that bull, and somebody did it. he guessed.Mexican rodeoIn recent years, a di erent kind of rodeo has been gaining popularity in Florida. Mexican rodeos or charreadas include some familiar rodeo events, such as bull riding (although instead of riding for 8 seconds, the contestant tries to stay on until the bull stops bucking), and some events that are not seen in traditional rodeos in the U.S. such as trick riding. Mexican rodeos are also known for colorful traditional costumes and pageantry. Music plays a big part in Mexican rodeos, which are as much a social gathering as a sporting event. Rodeo: Old West excitement in the Sunshine State Courtesy photo/Sandra PearceVarious forms of bronc riding can be seen at most rodeos. For PRCA Bareback Bronc Riding, the cowboy must keep one hand in the air. Courtesy photo/Sandra PearceRodeos often offer a few special events to allow children to participate. In Mutton Bustin kids try to ride a sheep. The one who stays on the longest is the winner.

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T heres plenty of rodeo action within driving distance of communities in the Lake Okeechobee area. Rodeos range from kids trying their skills in youth competitions to professional rodeo riders competing for prize money and points toward national championships at events sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.Area rodeo events include: The Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center is sometimes the venue for horse shows, barrel racing competitions and Mexican rodeos. To check the current schedule, go to co.okeechobee. .us, click on departments (at the top) and then Agri Civic Center & Fairgrounds (at right.) Florida High School Rodeos are scheduled throughout the school year at arenas throughout the state. Last year two high school rodeos were held in Okeechobee. The schedule the for 20122013 school year should be posted shortly after the school year starts at http:// sra.homestead.com/. The Fred Smith Arena on Brighton Seminole Reservation often hosts Extreme Bull Riding, Barrel Racing and other rodeo and horsemanship events. For a current schedule, go online to www. rezrodeo.com. The Junior Cypress Entertainment Complex on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation is a state of the art facility with a newly renovated rodeo arena w hich sits about 3,000 people. Rodeos and other events are scheduled throughout the year. A Jack Pot Rodeo is held on the rst Tuesday and third Friday of each month. 4-H Play Days are held the rst Saturday of every month. The facility is only 18 miles north of I-75 between Naples and Fort Lauderdale. For more information, online go to jrcarena.com or call 863-983-8923. The Big Cypress 4-H High Spirits Horse Club hosts speed events at the arena. For information, call Toi Koenes at 863-228-2872. Gethsemane Ranch, 22845 S.W. Martin Highway in Okeechobee hosts rodeo events the second Saturday of the month. Call ahead to nd out about scheduling changes. For more information, call 772-597-0380. Events on the calendar for the coming y ear include: AUGUST 2012 The Brighton Seminole Fred Smith A rena hosts monthly events. On Friday, A ug. 10, there will be a Friday Night Barrel Jackpot at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 11, the arena will host Dash for Cash Finals and banquet. Exhibition riders will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Youth compete starting at noon and the open class competes follow the youth event. The awards banquet w ill follow the show. The arena is o State Road 721 on Brighton Seminole Reservation in Glades County. For information online, go to www.rezrodeo.com. The Ocala Shrine Rodeo is planned for Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2200 N.E. Jacksonville Rd. (CR 200A), in Ocala. For more information online, go to http://www. ocalarodeo.com. SEPTEMBER 2012 Okeechobee Cattlemens Labor Day Rodeo will be held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center o State Road 710 in Okeechobee. On Saturday, Sept. 1, the rst Ranch Rodeo will start at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 2, the second Ranch Rodeo will start at 2 p.m. On Monday, Sept. 3, the third Ranch Rodeo will start at 2 p.m. Ranch teams can register with Heather Rucks, Secretary 863-763-4740. On Sept. 15 the Arcadia Rodeo Arena, 124 Heard Street (right o of U.S. Highway 17) in Arcadia, will host a Youth Rodeo in Arcadia, at the Arcadia rodeo arena, starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Check in at 9 a.m. For more information, go to http://www.arcadiarodeo. com. The 2012 Statewide Ranch Rodeo Competition and Cowboy Heritage Festival will be held Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane in Kissimmee. Rodeo action begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. In addition, the Cowboy Heritage Festival o ers crafts, cowboy artwork and poetry, storytelling, beef cook-o whip cracking contest and much more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to rodeo is $10 for adults; free for children 10 and under. For more information, contact the Florida Cattlemens Association at 407-846-6221. OCTOBER 2012 The popular Indiantown Rodeo is returning to Timer Powers Park on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27. Presented by the Indiantown/Western Martin County Chamber of Commerce, the rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Womens Pro Rodeo Association. The rodeo will feature seven events each night, starting at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Timer Powers Park is located at 20652 S.W. Citrus Boulevard in Indiantown. For more information, contact the Indiantown Chamber of Commerce at 772597-2184. Youth Rodeo will be held Oct. 20 at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street (right o of U.S. Highway 17) and starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Check in at 9 a.m. For more information, go to http://www.arcadiarodeo.com. NOVEMBER 2012 A Youth Rodeo will be held Nov. 17, at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street (right o of U.S. Highway 17) starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Check in at 9 a.m. For more information, go to http:// www.arcadiarodeo.com. The Professional Bull Riding Arcadia International will be held Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 p.m. at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street in Arcadia. For more ticket information, please contact the Arcadia Rodeo at 863-494-2014. DECEMBER 2012 Dec. 15 Youth Rodeo in Arcadia, at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street (right o of U.S. Highway 17) starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Check in at 9 a.m. For more information, go to http:// www.arcadiarodeo.com. FEBRUARY 2013 Feb. 16, 2013 Youth Rodeo in Arcadia, at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street (right o of U.S. Highway 17) starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Check in at 9 a.m. For more information, go to http://www.arcadiarodeo.com. The Brighton Field Day Festival & PRCA Rodeo is held on the third weekend in February at the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena, o State Road 710 on Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation in Glades County. For more information, online go to rezrodeo.com, or call 863-467-6039. The Swamp Cabbage Festival is held on the last weekend in February in LaBelle. The festival includes a rodeo at the rodeo grounds on State Road 29 just south of LaBelle. For more information, call 863-675-0125. MARCH 2013 The Chalo Nitka festival in Moore Haven, held the rst weekend in March, traditionally includes a rodeo. For more information, online go to chalonitka. com or call 863-946-0300. March 8-10, the 85th Annual Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo will be held at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street in Arcadia. For more information, call 1-800-749-7633. Tickets go on sale in November. For more information online go to www.arcadiarodeo. com. On March 16, 2013. a Youth Rodeo will be held in Arcadia, at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street. The rodeo starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Check in is at 9 a.m. For more information, go to http://www.arcadiarodeo.com. The Okeechobee Cattlemens Spring Rodeo is held in conjunction with the Okeechobee County Fair. In 2013, the fai r will be March 12-17. The rodeo is traditionally held the rst weekend of the fair, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, o State Road 710. For more information go online to okeechobeecountyfair.com. APRIL 2013 A Youth Rodeo will be at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street on April 20. The rodeo starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Check in at 9 a.m. For more information, go to http://www. arcadiarodeo.com. 2 May 27, 2010 5 A ugust 2012 South Florida offers a variety of rodeos year round Courtesy photo/Sandra PearceBull riding is not a traditional ranch skill, but it is popular with PRCA rodeo crowds. Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions

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2 6 Rodeo events may vary from state to state and even from rodeo to rodeo. At a Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) Sanctioned Rodeo, there may be some PRCA events and some extra events that are not part of the PRCA, such as the childrens calf scramble and the wild horse race. These events are usually open to everyone. To compete in a PRCA event, y ou must be a PRCA member. Events common to PRCA rodeos include: BRONC RIDING: Bronc riding is one of the rodeo events that started with a real life skill used on ranches. Training horses often involved riding a bucking horse. For the PRCA rodeo event, the horse is placed in a bucking chute and the cowboy climbs on the horse from above. When the rider signals he is ready, the gate is opened and the rider tries to stay on the horse for 8 seconds. In PRCA rodeo, the rider must keep one hand up and not touch the horse with his free hand. On the rst jump out of the chute, the rider must mark out the horse, w hich means he must have the heels of his boots in contact with the horse above the break of the shoulders before the horses front legs hit the ground. Bronc riders are scored by rodeo j udges on a 100-point scale and the potential for a high score depends on the luck of the draw. Half of the points are awarded on how well the cowboy rides; half on how well the horse bucks. Since the horses are assigned to the riders by random drawing, bronc riders hope to draw a horse that will buck well... just not too well. Saddle bronc riding and bareback bronc riding are similar events and the di erence is in the equipment used. For saddle bronc riding, the rider uses a specialized saddle with free swinging stirrups and no horn. The bronc rider holds a rein that is attached to the horses halter. The bareback rider does not use a saddle and the horse does not wear a halter. The rider uses one hand to hold onto a rope rigging which goes around the horse at the withers. STEER WRESTLING: In steer wrestling, also known as bulldogging, a horsemounted rider chases a steer, drops from the horse to the steer, then wrestles the steer to the ground by twisting its horns. The steer wrestler is aided by a hazer, a rider who helps keep the steer on a straight path. The event starts with a steer in a chute. A barrier rope ensures the steer gets a head start. On one side of the chute is a hazer whose rides next to the steer to keep it on a straight line. On the other side of the steer is the mounted steer w restler. The rider cannot start until the steer clears the chute. If a rider goes too soon, his horse will hit the barrier rope, breaking the barrier, which means a 10 second penalty is added to the time. When the chute opens, the 500-600 lb. steer runs out, shadowed by the hazer, the wrestler rides next to the other side of the steer, and leans down o his horse and drops down to grab the horns of the steer, an action which pulls him o the horse. The wrestler plants his heels in the dirt, takes one hand o the horns and grabs the nose of the steer, pulling the steer o balance, and taking the steer to the ground. All four of the steers legs must le ave the gr ound for a successful score. This is a timed event, with the time ending when the steers legs are o the ground. Steer wrestling was not a skill commonly used on ranches. The event is said to have originated with wild west show performer Boll Pickett, who reportedly caught a runaway steer by wrestling it to the ground. CALF ROPING or TIE-DOWN ROPING: Calf roping, also known as tie-down roping, has its roots in actual ranch work, because calves must be caught and restrained for various purposes on a ranch. In this event, the cowboy must rope the calf, jump o his horse, run to the calf while his horse maintains the tension in the rope, and then restrain the calf by tying three of its legs together. At the start of the event, the calf is in a chute. A lever releases the chute, and when the calf runs into the arena, the rope that runs from the calfs chute to the area where the horse and rider wait is released. This gives the calf a head start. If a cowboys horse starts too soon, it breaks the barrier, resulting in a ten second time penalty. The cowboy ropes the calf, stops his horse quickly and dismounts, allowing his well-trained roping horse to back up slowly to keep the rope on the calf taut, but not pulling it o its feet. The roper runs to the calf, picks it up, ips it onto its side and ties three of the calfs feet together with a small rope called a pigging string. The roper throws his hands into the air to signal he is nished and the time is stopped. However, he must them return to his horse, mount and ride the horse toward the calf to relax the tension in the rope. The timer waits for six seconds. If the calf frees itself from the pigging string before the time is up, the contestant is disquali ed. This event can be incredibly fast. The world record for this event is just over 6 seconds. BULL RIDING: The tradition of bull riding has little to do with ranch work and more to do with a cowboys desire to prove his bravery and riding skills. According to the PRCA, bodern bull riding might have its r oots in Mexican contests known as charreadas. In the original concept, riding a bull was a form of bull ghting and riders attempted to stay on a bull until it stopped bucking. By the mid-19th century, the competition gained popularity in Texas and California. Wild west shows also sometimes included bulls or steers that had been gentled and trained to carry a rider. The formation of the Rodeo Cowboys Association (which later became the PRCA) in 1936 helped develop the rules of modern bull riding. In PRCA bull riding, the bull is con ned in a chute. The cowboy drops down on the bulls back and secures a good grip on at, braided rope which has been fastened around the bull. The ride r may only hold on with one hand. His free hand may not touch the bull. When the chute is opened, the bull will charge ou t and buck, spin and twist in an attempt to get rid of the rider. The rider must sta y on for 8 seconds. Failure to do so means no score. The ride is scored by the judges on a scale of 100 points. Half the score is based on how well the cowboy rides. Half of the score is based on how well the bull bucks. Scores above 80 are considered excellent. TEAM ROPING: In team roping, two cowboys work as partners. This spor t comes from coordinated roping skills that ranch hands would use working together to retain an animal on the range. Both mounted cowboys start in an are a called the box. The steer starts in a chute. When the chute opens, the stee r gets a head start. The header throws the rst loop, which must catch the steers head or horns. The header then dallies by wrapping his rope around the saddle horn and moves his horse to pull the rope taut, changing the direction of the steer. The heeler throws his rope, hoping to catch both of the steers hind legs. The heeler then also dallies to stop the steer. When both ropes are tau t and both horses are facing the steer, the time is recorded. The winner is based on time. BARREL RACING: Called the cowgirls event, barrel racing is a timed race in which the rider makes a cloverlea f pattern around three barrels. In youth rodeo, both girls and boys may compete in barrel racing, but in professional rodeo it is an event for women. The fastest time wins. If a racer knocks a barrel down, a ve second penalty is added. While barrel racing is not part of ranch work, cowboys often raced each othe r to prove whose horse was fastest. amd while working cattle, cowboys often had to make quick turns. Barrel racing was rst promoted in Texas by a group o f women who wanted their chance in the rodeo arena. At the turn of the century, there had been several famous women who competed in rough stock events against the men. But two fatal accidents put a halt to womens participation. In 1948, the Girls Rodeo Association (late r changed to the Womens Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), was formed to allow women to compete in rodeo. Barrel racing events at PRCA Rodeos are actually administered by the WPRA. Sources for this story included the PRCA web site and www.wikipedia.com. Most rodeo events can be traced back to ranch work skills Courtesy photo/Sandra PearceIn Steer Wrestling, a mounted cowboy tries to grab the horns of a running steer, and wrestle the animal until all four feet leave the ground. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 A ugust 2012 The Big Bad Musical The Big Bad MusicalLABELLEThe LaBelle Firehouse Cultural Center, 241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle, will present The Big Bad Musical on Aug. 10 and 11, at 7 p.m. and Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. as part of the childrens summer theatre program. For ticket information, call 863-675-3066. The Big Bad Musical was written by Alex Strum with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur. Joel Hawkins, Myra Johnson and Deb Kirk will direct. This smart and wickedly funny musical lets the audience be the jury who must decide the outcome of the biggest trial ever in the fairy-tale world. The notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by quirky characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. The two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after. Mr. Wolf makes a good case for himself: Was he born a criminal, or made one? Comedy Corner: Tom Ryan Comedy Corner: Tom RyanFORT PIERCEComedian Tom Ryan will perform at the Black Box Theatre, 117 South Second Street, in Fort Pierce on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8:30 p.m. Mr. Ryan has been a full time standup comedian for over 20 years. He has made two appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775.Jack and the BeanstalkThe Sunrise Theatre, 117 South Second Street in Fort Pierce, and the Missoula Childrens Theatre tour will present Jack and the Beanstalk, with a childrens workshop Aug. 13-17, and a play performance Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. The play is an original adaptation of the classic childrens story. What happens when a young boy plants magic beans in his own backyard? For Jack, it is the beginning of a great adventure. With a little help from magic and a vegetarian giant, Jack learns a valuable lesson about true happiness. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775.Divorce Party, the MusicalWEST PALM BEAChThe Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach will present Divorce Party, the Musical through Aug. 19. Still reeling from her divorce, Linda is rescued by her three friends who h ave come to turn her despair into a weekend of hilarity. Using popular songs with clever new lyrics, the ladies sing and dance their way through the wildest divorce party ever. From the producer who brought you the o Broadway hit Menopause the Musical, its the ultimate Girls Night Out, coupled with a health y dose of comic mayhem and a touch of naughty. For more information, call the box o ce at 561-8327469 or 800-572-8471.Down the RoadBOCA RATONThe Florida Atlantic Universitys Studio Two Theatre, 777 Glades Road in Boc a Raton, will present Down the Road on Aug. 10 and 11, at 7 p.m. and Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. Down the Road centers on a convicted serial killer and the husband and wife writing team hired to help him write an account of his crimes. The killer, Bill Reach, has admitted to the murders of 19 women, but there ma y have been more. Over many weeks of interviews, the coupleDan and Iris Hennimangrow more and more uncertain of the ethics of what they are doing. Are they simply relating terrifying events, or are they helping readers consume rape, murde r and mutilation as if they are consuming any othe r product of our society? Are they, in fact, helping to turn Bill Reach into a celebrity? Free reservations can be made at FAUStudioTwo@gmail.com.RocknBlues FestFORT PIERCEA RocknBlues Fest will be presented Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Sunrise Theatre fo r the Performing Arts, 117 South Second Street in For t Pierce. The concert will include the Johnny Winte r Band, the Edgar Winter Band, Rick Derringer, and Savoy Browns Kim Simmonds. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775. Plays, concerts, comedy and more ... PERFORMING A RTS 10th Annual Grape StompLAKE PLACIDHenscratch Farms, 980 Henscratch Road in Lake Placid, will host the 12th Annual Grape Stomp on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors may stomp grapes to make their own wine. There will be a Lucy Look-Alike Contest at the band tent at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 863-699-2060 .Lake Placid Caladium FestivalLAKE PLACIDLake Placids Caladium Festival, set for Aug. 24-26 in Stuart Park, 132 Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid, celebrates the colorful caladiums grown commercially in the area since the 1940s. Caladiums are increasingly popular as landscape plants as their use is becoming more widely known. Much of the popularity is due to the bright color of the leaves, the versatility of the plant, and its simple growing requirements. They are a shade-loving plant from the rain forests of the Amazon basin. The plant has no pests and does not require any insecticide treatment or fertilization. The leaves are its feature and they are odor free. The caladiums are grown in large elds which have been compared to the tulip elds in Holland for their beauty during the summer months. The festival include bulbs and plants for sale, arts and crafts booths, food, an antique and classic car show, an art competition and entertainment. For more information online go to www.lp a.com/caladium.htm.Getting Your Art Out ThereSTUARTThe Arts Council of Martin County will present Getting Your Art Out There, a seminar for those interested in juried shows, exhibits, galleries and arts festivals, on Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 772-287-6676 ext 14.South Florida Ukulele FestivalDANIA BEACHThe South Florida Ukulele Festival will be held Aug. 18 at the Hilton Hotel, 1870 Grifn Road in Dania Beach. Registration includes ukulele technique workshops, hula workshop, performances and jam sessions throughout the day, ukulele ra e drawings and vendors followed by an evening concert. For more information, call 305-335-8856.Archaeology Lecture SeriesOKEECHOBEEThe Florida Public Archaeology Network and the Okeechobee County Library will present Archaeology Lecture Series, feature Dr. Rachel Wentz, on Thursday evenings, at the library, 206 S.W. 16th St. in Okeechobee. All of the programs start at 5:30 p.m. On Sept. 20, the topic will be Forensic Anthropology: How the Dead Died. This program will look at how forensic anthropology helps solve crimes and determine cause of death through the analysis of human skeletal remains. On Oct. 18, the topic will be Chasing Bones: An Archaeologists Pursuit of Skeletons. Travel with Dr. Wentz from Florida, through Europe, and into the Caribbean as she recounts her experiences learning how to analyze human remains to better understand the cultures from which they came. On Nov. 15, the topic will be Exploring Ancient Florida. Millions of years ago, the peninsula that would become Florida broke from the west coast of Africa. Since then, its landscape has gone from an African-like savannah to a tropical paradise. Ancient mega-fauna that once roamed the forests and grasslands disappeared as humans arrived. See what Florida was like for the earliest Native Americans. On Dec. 16, the topic will be Life and Death at Windover: Excavations of a 7,000 year old Pond Cemetery. Explore one of the most ancient, well-preserved archaeological sites in North America. The 7,000-yearold Windover archaeological site was a pond used for interment of the dead and produced over 160 individuals whose analyses have pro vided insight into the life and death of people during Floridas Archaic period. For more information, contact the Okeechobee Public Library at 863-763-3536. Area special events and celebrations planned ... Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions

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