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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: 09-06-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH LANGFORD FORDS GREAT AMERICAN TAILGATE PARTY.Food, fun, games, prizes, and awesome deals on every vehicle in stock. Come in now, take a test drive in a new Ford and register to win one of many great prizes to be given away at the Tailgate Party.** No purchase necessary. Must be present to win. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver license. See Dealer for d etails. newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper. Locks and boat ramps reopen ...Page 11 Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 Vol. 84, No. 31 Hunting season is here ...Page 14 Crossword puzzle ...Page 5 50¢ Plus tax Glades at a Glance ...Page 3 Arrest report ...Page 14 Special to the Glades County DemocratLabor Day ParadeBrighton Seminole Princess Cheyene Nunez was among the Seminole Royalty in the Labor Day Parade in Okeechobee on Monday. For more, see page 8. Special to the Glades County Democrat Drug Free Hendry County and the Glades and Hendry Tobacco Free Partnerships have been working with local drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention partners to bring a very interesting and engaging speaker to our community. Dr. Victor DeNoble will be speaking at the Moore Haven High School auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. Victor J. DeNoble, Ph.D. was recruited in 1980 by the Phillip Morris Research Center to build a secret research lab and to develop a cigarette with reduced heart risk. After sucTobacco industry whistle blower to visit Moore HavenSee TOBACCO — Page 8 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisEthan Prevatt won second place in division 8, Junior Sighted Compound at the archery competition on Aug. 25. By Tycee PrevattExtension Agent Special to the Glades County Democrat On Aug. 25, the Glades County 4-H Archery Club held their second Annual 3D Archery Tournament at Fisheating Creek Outpost. Sixty-two 4-H participants from all over the state attended which was a substantial increase over last year’s 37 shooters. In addition 19 shooters competed in the adult/ open competition. Our event is growing and we expect it to be even bigger next year. The club would like to thank all the parents who helped put on the event, with a special thanks going to the entire Fisheating Creek Outpost Staff for allowing the use of their facility and all of their help. We were able to use the targets from the lane sponsors from last year and thank you to the sponsors from this year that made our event possible. Due to our tremendous support from local businesses and individuals sponsoring lanes, we were able to increase the size of our course this year signi cantly. This year’s event also served as one of the three state 4-H recognized archery shooting events and was attended by Jerry Cullen, UF 4-H Shooting Sports Director and Mike Cash, State 4-H Archery Director. Glades County is the only county that has been asked to host a state event and we are very proud of that honor. Our shooters placed extremely well and as always con4-Hers compete in 3D archery tournamentSee ARCHERY — Page 9 Lake level rising as SFWMD moves water from Isaac ...Page 5 August was a wet month for South Florida ...Page 7

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According to preliminary estimates* released by VISIT FLORIDA the state’s of cial tourism marketing corporation – 22.1 million visitors came to Florida in the second quarter of 2012 (April-June), an increase of 1.3 percent over the same period in 2011. Direct travel-related employment in Florida also rose 1.1 percent to 1,041,900, adding 11,300 jobs since this time one year ago and representing the largest employment total since rst quarter 2008. “It’s encouraging to see continued growth in the state’s top industry,” said Governor Rick Scott. “With more growth comes more jobs, and as a leading driver of our rebounding economy, VISIT FLORIDA and the entire Florida tourism industry are poised to make the Sunshine State the No. 1 travel destination in the world.” Tourism and recreation taxable sales for Florida from January through May 2012 (last reported month) were $31.5 billion, representing a yearover-year increase of 8.8 percent over the same period in 2011. The average daily room rate rose 3.6 percent and the occupancy rate for Florida hotels increased 2.0 percentage points in Q2 2012 compared to Q2 2011. “These are very positive indicators for Florida tourism and the state as a whole,” said Glenn Hastings, Chairman of the VISIT FLORIDA Board of Directors and Executive Director of the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council. “Increased visitation and spending by travelers to the state have fueled 27 straight months of job growth. More than one million Floridians are now employed in the tourism industry – a number we are proud to see steadily increasing as Florida is on pace for another record year.” An estimated 18.8 million domestic visitors came to Florida during the second quarter of 2012, representing a 0.3 percent increase from the same period in 2011. Florida experienced a 10 percent increase in overseas visitors with 2.4 million in Q2 2012 compared to Q2 2011. “In an increasingly competitive domestic and international marketplace, it has proven to be vital for the Florida tourism industry to work together to keep the Sunshine State top of mind with our potential visitors,” said Chris Thompson, President and CEO of VISIT FLORIDA. “The record growth we’ve seen is directly attributable to the commitment of our hospitality industry employees, the strength of Florida’s tourism product, and the creative and strategic marketing efforts being implemented by VISIT FLORIDA and our partners statewide.” BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonSeptember 15th marks the 7th year that Hendry Glades Audubon has participated in the Florida Fall North American Migration Count (NAMC). The area of a count is not a circle, but the boundaries of a County. The idea is to have a contiguous interlocking set of non-overlapping counts across North America. Volunteers will be using various modes of travel including cars, bicycles, or be on foot during their search for birds. Join a team or count at other locations. The following teams, who will be meeting at 7 a.m., need additional counters, compilers and photographers: STA5, Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, or Lakeport Area. Contact Margaret England for copy of the report form or to volunteer to help a team or survey from your home for an hour or more on Sept. 15. Most of the teams will be surveying wetland areas where they will identify birds by sight or sound. Reports of migrating and resident birds found in other habitats are needed in order to get a more accurate snapshot of the birds in inland Florida including the Northern Flicker. This common Florida Bird lives in open habitats near trees, including pine and mixed woodlands and residential areas. Northern Flickers are a fairly large woodpecker that is smaller than Pileated Woodpeckers and larger than other Florida woodpeckers. They have a slim rounded head, slightly downcurved bill, fairly long tail, and broad wings. The feathers located on the undersides of the wing and tail of the eastern birds is bright yellow. Their brown plumage is patterned with black spots, bars and crescents. The oldest known Northern Flicker lived to be at least nine years and two months old. Northern Flickers’ calls can be loud rolling rattles or a loud single-note “kyeer”. They also make quiet, rhythmic “wick-a, wick-a” sounds when they are close together or displaying. They forage mainly on the ground for insects, especially ants and beetles. This Flicker’s long tongue can snag prey about two inches beyond the end of its bill. Their diet can also include fruit and seeds, especially in the winter. Breeding pair will work together to excavate a nest cavity in dead or diseased tree trunks or large branches in about 12 days between late March and June. They often reuse cavities that they or other species used in previous years. Their nest cavity is 13 to 16 inches deep with a 3-inch diameter entrance hole. The female lays 5 to 8 eggs in the nest cavity that are incubated for 11 to 12 days with the young edging in 25 to 28 days. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding trips to Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA5) at the new Deer Fence Trailhead located 29 miles south of Clewiston on Sept. 15 during the NAMC or Oct. 13 during an escorted trip. Photographers, groups and families are welcome to participate in the free trips. For reservations contact Margaret England at sta5birding@ embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863517-0202. Visit the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org for the 2012-2013 STA5 schedule and map and directions to the STA5 Deer Fence Trailhead. Share your photos and sightings of and other inland birds on the Hendry-Glades Audubon Facebook page. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 Inland Birding Fun: Northern Flicker (NOFL) PHOTO / KAREN L. MILSTEINNorthern Flicker. Margaret England Florida Tourism Industry on Pace for Record Year “More than one million Floridians are now employed in the tourism industry a number we are proud to see steadily increasing as Florida is on pace for another record year.”Glenn Hastings, Chairman of the VISIT FLORIDA Board of Directors

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 BHR church announces service timesBuckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Rd, Buckhead Ridge, would like to invite everyone to their services Sunday -Sunday School 9:45, morning service 11 a.m., Evening services 7 p.m.; Wednesday evening prayer service; pot luck dinner 6 p.m. followed by prayer, praise, music and good fellowship. Everyone is welcome. Pastor Arlen Cook will be giving our message.Lakeport plans events Lakeport Community Center Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call George at 863-946-1222.  Lakeport Community Center Yoga classes every Monday and Friday at 12:15 p.m. For more information, call Dori at 863227-1074.  Lakeport Gatorz will resume again in the fall (after school starts). Please watch for the Lakeport Gatorz Back to School Kick-Off! For more information, contact Ms. Brenda at 863-532-8314.Mortgage assistance availableThe 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 w ww. FLHardestHitHelp.org and use the referral code 85087 so you can be assisted by ONPH.‘Fun day’ to help teen who w as attacked by alligatorIn July, 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 w ith live bands, water slides, bounce house, face painting, buggy rides, cake walks and a dunk tank to test your aim. Entertainment w ill 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.” Booths are available for $100. If anyone w ould like to reserve a booth, has any items they would like to donate or has any suggestions or would like to help out with the event, please contact Linda Peeples Martin at 863-227-0832 or email linda@gatorfred. com. Lions Club to resume meetings in OctoberMoore Haven LIONS Club has cancelled their August and September meetings and will begin the winter season on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m. in the Glades County Sheriff’s Department Conference Room. The speaker for the Oct. 9 meeting will be a representative of the LIONS association for the blind. Light refreshments will be available. Remember, this recession has upset everyone in one way or another. To get your mind off your troubles and worries, help others by joining the LIONS Club. They assist people all over the world, not only with eye surgeries, exams and glasses, but with service animals, camps and other helpful therapies. Members of all ages are welcomed. Young members are needed not only for their marvelous, unlimited energies but for new, innovative ideas. Come join us! (We have refreshments also). Let’s make our LIONS Club the biggest little town club in the South! For further information, please phone our former county judge, Kirby Sullivan at 863-946-2556. Westergaard House available for events and meetingsGlades 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.American Legion invites new members and guestsThe American Legion Post #299 in Moore Haven, has recently been issued a full service 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.ACT offers counselingAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888956-7273.Narcotics Anonymous meetsNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more information, please call 863-634-4780.Citizen’s Observer Patrol Academy openCitizen’s Observer Patrol Academy is a comprehensive course geared towards educating interested citizens about the Sheriff’s Of ce day-to-day operations and functions and to educate them about Florida law and their public rights. For more information or to enroll, please call Marion Schramm at 863-946-1600 ext. 2139.VFW Post #9528 in BHR plans activitiesBuckhead Ridge VFW #9528 Ladies Auxiliary, located at 29012 E. Hwy. 78, Buckhead Ridge, the Buckhead Ridge VFW invites area residents to their activities. The post opens at 11 a.m. daily. They are accepting applications for new members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. The VFW meets every second and fourth Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Male Auxiliary meets every third Saturday at 10 a.m., VFW Ladies Auxiliary and AMVET Ladies meet every second Tuesday at 10 a.m. and AMVETS meet every rst Saturday at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Commander Gordon Bruens at 863467-2882.Tobacco cessation classesTobacco cessation classes are available at the Moore Haven Public Library. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is provided by attending the classes. Please contact Angelica Pena to register, or for more information call 863-902-3019.Amateur Radio Emergency drills plannedTerri and Austin Moorhouse are the Net Control Operators for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) for Glades County under the support and control of the Glades County Emergency Management EOC. The ARES-RACES Network was established to provide emergency communications during civil emergencies such as oods, hurricanes, tornadoes or any other civil emergency. All licensed Amateur Radio Operators in or near the Glades County area are invited and encouraged to participate in the ARES-RACES Net test drills held every Thursday evening at 8 p.m. on the two-meter frequency of 147.300 Hz on the Glades County Repeater W4TEJ 147.300 + 600 PL 100.00 HZ. In order to “check in,” operators need only to give their call sign followed by their rst name. Subsequent to check-in, announcements and updates will be provided by the Net Control after which comments, suggestions and announcements will be solicited from the participating members. Participation is voluntary and there is no permanent or long-term obligation. Interested parties please contact Angela Snow Colegrove at the Emergency Management Operations Center 863-946-6020 or Austin Moorhouse at 683-946-0697. Glades at a Glance

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Take advantage of our vision sceening and Back-To-School Eyewear Special. Call for Details! Serving the area for over 30 years! 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 BY RANDY SMITH SFWMDSince the onslaught of Tropical Storm Isaac ve days ago, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has moved more than 25 billion gallons of water in western Palm Beach County, which was heavily inundated with rainfall during the storm. The agency's Emergency Operation Center remains fully activated, and emergency operations continue to provide ood relief to communities hit hardest by the 1-in-100-year storm event. "The District's ood control pumps and infrastructure were operating at maximum capacity to move huge volumes of water through the regional system during and after the event," said Tommy Strowd, SFWMD Director of Operations, Maintenance and Construction. "With areas of western Palm Beach County receiving more than a foot of rain over a three day period, water managers moved water at record rates to reduce the impacts of ooding."Stormwater VolumeBased on radar rainfall estimates, up to 14.85 inches of rain fell over 72 hours in an area of western Palm Beach County known as the C-51 Basin, encompassing communities that include Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee Groves and the Acreage. Since Monday, water managers moved 25 billion gallons of water in the C-51 Basin in response to the storm, enough to ll 38,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. At the peak of storm response, the C-51 canal was moving 9,600 cubic-feet of water per second, the highest rate ever recorded. The C-51 Basin covers 100,000 acres, one-quarter the size of Lake Okeechobee. In addition to the regional system's permanent pumps moving water through the primary canal system, the District also deployed nine temporary pumps in western Palm Beach County to help alleviate ood conditions in the Acreage and Deer Run communities.RainfallIn a boost for recovery efforts, the most heavily impacted areas received little to no rainfall in the past 24 hours. District meteorologists are forecasting below-average rainfall through the Labor Day weekend, further allowing ood waters to drain without additional in ows. With one day left in the month, August rainfall to-date for the Palm Beach County area was 16.18 inches. This is double, or approximately 8.64 inches more rainfall, than the average for the month. The C-51 Basin received 27 percent of its average annual rainfall in the four days of rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Isaac. Eastern Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin and St. Lucie counties, the Lower Kissimmee Basin and Lake Okeechobee all received above-average rainfall for the month. Regional Flood ControlThe South Florida Water Management District operates and maintains the regional water management system known as the Central and Southern Florida Project, which was authorized by Congress more than 60 years ago to protect residents and businesses from oods and droughts. The regional water management system is comprised of more than 1,600 miles of canals, 1,000 miles of levees/berms, 1,300 water control structures and 64 pump stations. During the past ve years, the District has invested approximately $240 million to maintain the region's ood control infrastructure and ensure it operates at optimal capacity. SFWMD Continues Moving Historic Magnitude of Water Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.77/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.80/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 17.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 25.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 20.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 12.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. "With the conclusion of the summer driving season, we can expect gasoline prices to go on a diet," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Like all diet programs, you may not see immediate loss in the short term, but we'll likely see some loss in the longer term, say the next several weeks, as factors align in motorists favorspeci cally as Isaac has exited without much ado, demand to see seasonal decline, and with cheaper to produce winter-spec higher RVP gasoline coming, there's light at the end of the tunnel," DeHaan said. Gas Price Update SUBMITTED PHOTO

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TALLAHASSEE – With the cost of higher education increasing across the nation, Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Prepaid College Board urge families to research college savings options during College Savings Month this September. “Tuition costs at Florida’s public universities have risen 71 percent in the past ve y ears. That is an unacceptable increase. W hile we focus on an affordable, high-quality education, it is also important for families to plan ahead, and participating in a college savings plan is a great way to do that,” said Governor Rick Scott. “Investing in a prepaid plan is a smart way to invest in your children’s future because there is no greater gift than the gift of education.” Surveys consistently show parents using 529 college savings plans, tax-sheltered college savings tools, are more successful savers than those who do not use these plans. The Florida Prepaid Board offers two college savings plan options: the Florida Prepaid College Plans and the Florida College Investment Plan. Open enrollment tolock in this y ear’s prepaid plan prices starts October 17, 2012. Recent gures from a joint report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Department of Education provides new estimates for total outstanding student loan debt in the United States, which topped more than $1 trillion in 2011. “With tuition rising at alarming rates and student debt surpassing credit card debt in the U.S., it is imperative for families to plan now for their children’s future college expenses. Purchasing a Florida Prepaid Plan or Florida College Investment Plan allows families to prepare for the future, giving them the exibility to select a plan that ts their budget, and help their children avoid the burden of college debt faced by many recent graduates,” said Florida Prepaid College Board Chairman Duane Ottenstroer. The Florida Prepaid College Board More information on Florida Prepaid College Plans is available at www.my oridaprepaid.com or by calling 1-800-552-GRAD (4723). Prepaid college plan encourages families to save By Brenda Williams, RN“Most women have a real fear about getting cancer. Cancer in women was the second leading cause of death in the U.S. for 2011,” stated Dr. James Martin, professor of ob-gyn and director of the division of maternal-fetal medicine at the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and infants, University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. Too many times we put ourselves last, but with cancer being #2 in the U.S. it is time to start taking care of ourselves. “Complicating matters is the fact that the disease can occur without symptoms,” said Dr. Martin. There are things we know we can do to decrease our risk factors such as not smoking, not drinking, losing weight, and exercising regularly, but there are other things we need to do as well. First, we should get a regular health check up every year. Second, get regular Pap smears as recommended by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Third, get all suggested immunizations, health screenings recommended based on age, personal and family history. Every year we should get an annual health assessment. It consists of a head to toe assessment. This exam should include: general physical exam, breast exam, pelvic exam, update of life and work situation, update of family health history, list of current meds, herb, and supplements (bring list), evaluation of other health screenings, and update of recommended immunizations. A general health check up should not include problems/issues such as chronic conditions. These should be addressed during a separate appointment. This allows the provider time to review what screenings are needed according to our age and risk factors. There are things you can do to decrease your risk factors like getting regular Pap smears. A Pap smear is a screening tool that is capable of noting changes to the cervix and picking up on cancer cells if present. A Pap smear can also show if you have the Human Papilloma virus. Clients with a history of Human Papilloma virus need to know that smoking hinders the healing of HPV and increases the risk of cervical cancer by 50%. In April 2012, ACOG, made some changes to the previous recommendations. There is no longer a need for a Pap smear for anyone under the age of 21. Women ages 21-29 only need a Pap smear every 3 years if no previous abnormal Paps. Ages 30-65 also only require testing every 3-5 years if no previous abnormalities. Women 65 or who have had a complete hysterectomy with removal of the cervix and no history of pre-cancer/ cancer no longer require a Pap smear. If you have an abnormal Pap it is then up to the provider to recommend the frequency of having Pap tests. There are other types of screenings you can have to ensure you’re in good health. As previously mentioned, there are many things we can do to decrease our risk of cancer/disease. Girls and young ladies between the ages of 9 and 26 should get the immunization for HPV (Gardasil). You should have testing done for blood glucose and cholesterol every 5 years. A dental exam with cleaning should be done at least every year. An eye exam should be done at least every two years. It is recommended more often if you are a diabetic. You should perform a breast exam on yourself monthly and have a breast exam by your provider every year. It is also recommended to get a yearly u shot and ask your provider if they recommend that you get a pneumonia shot. The CDC recommends a TdAP vaccine once as part of your tetanus-diphtheria vaccines. At the age of 40 you should get a mammogram every 1 to 2 years. It should be done sooner or more often depending on your family history or physical ndings. It is also recommended that all post-menopausal women get a DEXA scan (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry)—a bone density test. Colon cancer screening is also recommended by the age of 50. It can be done with a stool test every year. A colonoscopy is recommended every 10 years, but again more often if a family history or changes in bowel habits. Finally, if you are over the age of 50 ask your provider if you should get a shingles vaccine. In closing, it is hoped that the above information will empower you as a woman to focus on living a healthy lifestyle. Once you take control of your health you will actually decrease your fear of getting cancer. With the help of your health care provider you can map out recommended screenings at recommended times in your life. By getting regular check ups yearly, getting Paps as recommended by ACOG, and getting all suggested immunizations and health screenings done will put you in charge of your health. Remember most cancers have no symptoms until it is advanced. The sooner abnormal cells are found the quicker our physicians can react and begin treatment giving us, in most cases, a better outcome. Living a healthy lifestyle requires you to partner with your health care provider. So start today, make the changes needed to assure you are your healthiest ever. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Cynthia “Cindy” Braswell Shuford, 55COLUMBUS, GA. — Cynthia “Cindy” Braswell Shuford, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Magnoli a Manor of Columbus. Ms. Shuford was born Dec. 31, 1956, in Savannah, Ga., to John Thomas and Leigh Lumpkin Braswell. She was Episcopalian by faith and she was a homemaker. Coming from Moore Haven, FL, she had lived in the area since 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two brothers, John Braswell of Okeechobee, Fla., and Jamie Braswell o f Roanoke, AL; and by a sister, Dawn Lambertus of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at Ortona Cemetery in Moore Haven, FL. Watson-Tante Funeral Home of Buena Vista, Georgia, was in charge of these arrangements with Akin -Davis Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. NOTICE OF MEETING 2012 HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARDPLEASE BE ADVISED that pursuant to Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, the HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD (VAB) will convene its Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of considering matters pursuant to the requirements of Florida Statutes, Chapter 194 and other items as may be appropriate or timely. Petitions, complaints and appeals “led with the VAB will be referred to hearings conducted by Special Magistrates at the Hendry County Courthouse; or at other designated locations as needed. This meeting is open to the public, and interested citizens are invited to attend. No decisions concerning Special Magistrate recommendations will be made by the Board at the meeting. Anyone who appeals a decision made by the VAB will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. The VAB may discuss other related issues in addition to the above matters at the suggestion or request of the Chairman or members prior to or during the meeting. Barbara S. Butler, Clerk Hendry County Value Adjustment Board Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 Health screenings are recommended for women

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 After a mixed-bag of rainfall for much of the summer, the month of August was characterized by periods of widespread heavy rainfall. Most of the eastern metro region of South Florida received anywhere from 10 to 20 inches of rain, with another area of over 10 inches over western sections of Collier and Hendry counties. Of the 31 sites that report daily rainfall over mainland South Florida, all but ve reported monthly rainfall in excess of 10 inches. Two locations, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach, exceeded 20 inches for the month. Tropical Storm Isaac was responsible for much of this rainfall, but heavy rain fell on several other days in August as South Florida was under a predominantly moist southerly wind ow resulting from lower atmospheric pressure over the eastern half of the United States. According to the South Florida Water Management District, it was the 5th wettest August for the district since 1932 (Note: the district includes areas north and northeast of Lake Okeechobee not covered by NWS Miami). In areas where summer rainfall was copious even before August, particularly over the east coast metro, year-to-date rainfall is on pace to break the all-time record for a calendar year. These locations include Miami International Airport (68.48 inches as of 8/31), Miami Beach (48.34 inches) and The Redland (63.54 inches). West Palm Beach is on pace for their secondwettest year on record (61.47 inches).TemperaturesThe increased cloud cover and rainfall played a big role in keeping temperatures near to slightly below normal during August. This is a continuation of the temperature patterns observed since the beginning of the rainy season in May.Outlook and HazardsThe long-range outlook by the Climate Prediction Center for the rest of September calls for equal chances of above, below or near normal precipitation and temperatures. Long-range models such as the CFS call for drier-than-normal conditions through September and extending into October. This re ects the typically-high amount of uncertainty in long-range outlooks. Considering that September ranks as one of the wetter months of the year, this still means we'll see areas of locally heavy rain which is typical of the time of year. September in South Florida means that tropical cyclones are a possibility. September ranks second behind October as the month in which South Florida has been directly hit by hurricanes, and is the month of greatest MAJOR hurricane strikes. While South Florida did not experience major wind impacts from Isaac last month, the severe ooding experienced in some areas was a stark reminder that tropical cyclones bring more than one type of threat. Make sure you are prepared for the peak of hurricane season by ensuring that personal and business hurricane plans are in place. Go to ready.gov for information and preparedness checklists. September is also a prime month for rip currents. Always swim near a lifeguard and heed the advice of Ocean Rescue personnel. Pay attention to ags posted at lifeguard stands which alert of the potential rip current danger. Record Breaking Wet August Hendry Regional’s patient room renovationsBY GLENDA WILSON HRMCHendry Regional is upgrading a number of its patient rooms, and the hospital foundation has pitched in to help. Through community donations, the HRMC Foundation has provided $60,000 towards this project. Room renovations include: New wood tone, rolled vinyl oorings, designed for effective infection control Textured and painted walls New plumbing xtures Renovated bathrooms, which include tile ooring, walls, and showers Marbled window sills New lighting throughout Beautiful cabinets to include wardrobes and vanities (with corian surfaces) New air-conditioners and heating units New state-of-the-art beds "A patient's room in a hospital becomes their home away from home for the duration of their stay. Nursing embraces the physical environment as fundamental in the healing process. Rooms that are quiet, have natural light, comfort, and reduced noise contribute to holistic nursing care and subsequent healing. Our rooms will provide a family centered care space that will assist in the healing process," said Sandi Viall, Chief Nursing Of cer at Hendry Regional Medical Center. The HRMC Foundation has established naming opportunities for those interested in donating $15,000 for a patient room (now includes a new $7,500 patient bed). These donations may be paid by a one-time gift or through yearly installments of $3,000 for ve years, or $5,000 for three years. Several donor plaques are visible on room doors where individuals, civic organizations and businesses have already named rooms through their individual donations. When presenting the check to the hospital, Steve Nisbet, Foundation Chairman and Hospital Trustee, recognized the generosity of donors, "The foundation members would like to thank all the people in our community who have made this project possible through their contributions to the HRMC Foundation," he said. Visitors are welcome to stop by the foundation and ask to see one of the renovated patient rooms. If you're interested in naming a room or for more information, please contact the Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation at 863-9832735. Hospital Foundation Donates $60,000SUBMITTED PHOTO "A patient's room in a hospital becomes their home away from home for the duration of the stay. Nursing embraces the physical environment as fundamental in the healing process."Sandi Viall, Chief Nursing Of cer

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Medical and Dental services are available by our professional health care team1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven, FL 33471(Located in the Glades County Health Dept. Building)(863) 946-0405 www.fchcinc.orgOf ce Hours: Mon., Tues. and Thurs. 8:00am 5:00pm Wed. 9:00am 7:00pm • Fri. 8:00am 4:00pmSusan Rapoport, RDHDental HygienistTraci Thomas Center ManagerFlorida Community Health Centers, Inc.“Working Together for Healthier Communities.” Salvatore M. Colombo, DMDDentist Fernando Mora ores, M.DBoard Certi ed PediatricianMarcia C. Mierez, D.O. Board Certi ed Family Practioner 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Gerry AdamsUnder new managementThe old Anglers Reef is now open for business under new management by Gerry Adams. This includes pool tables, package store and once they get established, Gerry anticipates electronic games also. There will be a full bar open from 10 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. Gary is looking forward to a full kitchen to provide food at the bar. cessfully identifying a nicotine substitute that did not elevate the heart rate in animal models, his attempts to publish his work were suppressed by Philip Morris. He was eventually red and his laboratory and data were seized. In 1994, after a decade of being silenced by a secrecy agreement, Dr. DeNoble became the rst whistle-blower to testify before Congress about his research conducted within the tobacco industry. His research showed that nicotine has addictive properties similar to other drugs of addiction. His congressional testimony was the cornerstone for sweeping changes in public policy regarding tobacco use, the national tobacco settlement and the events leading up to President Obama's signing into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in 2009. Dr. DeNoble is also the subject of the lm documentary "Addiction Incorporated" released in 2011. Since his congressional testimony, Dr. DeNoble has been speaking to a wide range of audiences about his experience in the tobacco industry and providing education about the science of drug addiction. Dr. DeNoble will explain how the developing teen brain is susceptible to addiction and how exposure to tobacco and other drugs can affect the brains of users for a lifetime. This presentation will help the community understand the need behind man y of the efforts that prevention partners are working on in Hendry and Glades Counties. There will be time for questions and answers, so please consider attending this worthwhile event. Bring friends and famil y to hear from the man who helped shine the light on a very dark industry. Tobacco Free Glades County will conduct its next meeting on Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Moore Haven High School Auditorium and Dr. DeNoble will be the featured guest during this meeting. If you have any questions, or if you would like more information, please contact Doug Freer at the Glades County Health Department at (863) 9460707 xt.404. TOBACCOContinued From Page 1 Special to the Glades County DemocratBrighton represented at festivalBrighton Seminole Reservation was well represented at the Okeechobee Labor Day Festival. At left, the Brighton Reservation oat was in the parade. Junior Miss Florida Seminole Princess Brianna Nunez (above left) and Florida Seminole Princess Alexis Aguilar (above right) also rode in the parade, held in downtown Okeechobee on Monday.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 ducted themselves wonderfully. This year Glades County had 19 4-Hers participate with the following results:  Division 3 – Jr. Compound Unsighted  4th place Alexis Eley  Division 4 – Jr. Compound Sighted 2nd place Lowell Roberts  4th place Conner Thomas  5th place Ashton Powers  9th place Eli Strenth  Division 8 – Intermediate Compound Sighted  1st place Raif Prevatt  2nd place Ethan Prevatt  4th place Mathew Smith  10th place Austin Lee  Division 12 – Sr. Sighted Compound  2nd place Lane Prevatt  4th place Tanner Mathis  7th place Bronson Bass  8th Myles Thomas  9th Amy Perry In addition the following 4-Her’s participated: Taylor Martin, Lacy Green, Bailey Raulerson, Brooks Bass, and Ross Perry. Hendry County 4-Hers also did very well. Rebekah Lopez won rst place Division 5 Unsighted Recurve and Emma Cahoon won 4th place Division 7 Unsighted Compound. Our next practice will be Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. at the HS Baseball Field. New members are welcome. The next state competition w ill be on Nov. 3rd in Newberry, the state Field Archery Competition. A RCHERYContinued From Page 1 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura Mathis(Photo above) Eli Strenth, who placed ninth in division 4 Junior sighted compound, is pictured with Lane Judge David Strenth. (Photo at right) Open Division Winners (from left to right) were: rst place Flint Walker, Liberty County 4-H; Scott Bass, Glades County 4-H Archery Club Leader; second place Isaac Swinehart, Marion County 4-H; and third place Lane Prevatt Glades County 4-H.

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GENERAL MANAGER New Harvest Inc. has an immediate opening for a General Manager. This position is responsible for managing the harvesting operation of citrus groves located throughout Central Florida, securing suf cient H2A harvesting contractors to harvest the crop and ensuring compliance with applicable regulations. Quali ed applicants must possess at least ten years prior citrus harvesting experience, a current Licensed Citrus Fruit Dealer and a current, valid driver’s license. New Harvest Inc. offers competitive wages (base salary plus bonus plan) and a bene t package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance, 401(K) plan plus paid vacation and holidays. Quali ed applicants should email their resume to rich.hetherton@lykes.com or fax to (863) 465-1672. New Harvest Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V. DRIVERS: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time 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.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012

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2012 Florida Constitutional A mendment 2: Veterans Disabled Due to Combat Injury; Homestead Property Tax Discount1By Rodney L. ClouserUniversity of Florida This is one in a series of six fact sheets int ended to provide information on proposed c onstitutional amendments having direct i ndividual or government tax impacts. As s ome details of the proposed changes may n ot have been discussed due to space limit ations, the series should not be considered a n all-inclusive assessment of the proposed c onstitutional changes, and any opinions, ndings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author a nd do not necessarily re ect the views of University of Florida. These fact sheets a re not intended as a replacement for pers onal knowledge about actual or proposed c hanges but are a guide to inform the publ ic on the issues. In addition to 2012 being a presidential election year, Florida voters also will be a sked to vote on a number of proposed a mendments to their state constitution. M any voters remain either unaware or less i nformed regarding the effects and impacts of the proposed constitutional amendm ents. Adoption of the constitutional amendm ent requires a vote in favor of the amendm ent by a minimum of 60 percent of those v oting. Voters are reminded, however, that b ecause the proposed amendments are s ubject to legal challenges by various ind ividuals, groups, and organizations, they c ould still possibly be removed from the b allot if challenged successfully. The intent and purpose of this fact sheet i s to present information on the proposed 2 012 Florida Constitutional Amendment No. 2 in order to help voters make informed dec isions on Election Day.Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2When people go to their polling place in November 2012, they will see information on the amendment, references to the portion of the constitution that will be altered, sponsor of the amendment, the ballot title, and the ballot summary. The information for Amendment 2 will be similar or identical to the following and the ballot title and ballot summary are direct quotes from the Florida Department of State website: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: No. 2 Reference: Article VII, Section 6 & Article XII, Section 32 Sponsor: The Florida Legislature Ballot Title: Veterans Disabled Due To Combat Injury; Homestead Property Tax Discount Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII and the creation of Section 32 of Article XII of the State Constitution to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2013.The Effects and Impacts of Amendment 2Constitutional Amendment No. 2 would permit partially or totally permanently disabled veterans who were not Florida residents when entering military service to be eligible for a combat-related disabled veteran’s ad valorem tax reduction on their homestead property in Florida. The amendment, if passed, becomes effective on January 1, 2013. This means the reduction in ad valorem taxes would not be realized by disabled veterans until tax year 2013–2014. Florida already provides a discounted ad valorem tax payment for combat-related disability, but it is currently limited to those individuals who were Florida residents when entering U.S. military service. The amount of the reduction allowed is based on the percentage of the veteran’s disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To be eligible for the discount, veterans also must have been honorably discharged. The discounted tax payment is offered as recognition of the veteran’s commitment, service, and sacri ce for our country and the state. The impact of Amendment 2 will be at the local level of government (county, city, school board, and special districts) since the state does not collect ad valorem taxes on real property (land and buildings) and tangible personal property (goods and belongings). Data from 2010 indicated that there were just over 1,200 veterans in Florida who received the Disabled Veterans Homestead discount. The statewide cost of the property tax discount was approximately $28.7 million, or about $23,800 per individual in taxable value on average. In March of 2011, the state’s Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) estimated that the cost of this proposed amendment would be about $2.4 million in state scal year (FY) 2013–2014, $4.9 million in FY 2014–2015, $7.6 million in FY 2015–2016, and $7.6 million yearly thereafter. Slightly more than half of the estimated revenue losses would be to units of local government (county, municipal, special districts, etc.), and just slightly less than half of the revenue loss would be to school districts. Those in favor of the amendment might argue that the amount of revenue loss is an extremely small price to pay for individuals who have sacri ced for the country and state and suffered a combat-related injury. Those who oppose the amendment might argue that the state’s property tax system is not fair and continually adding exemptions and reductions makes it even less fair. Some might even argue that any more reductions to units of local government or schools would be unacceptable based on budget cuts already made by local governments during the economic downturn. As you consider whether you favor or oppose Constitutional Amendment No. 2, some factors that you might want to think over include:  The amendment basically broadens eligibility for the reduction by eliminating the requirement of a recipient to have been a Florida resident at the time of entering military service that resulted in a combat-related injury.  The ad valorem discount only applies to homesteaded property. Therefore, parttime Florida residents who do not own a homestead in the state will not receive any bene ts from this proposed amendment.  The revenue reduction from this amendment over the long term was estimated at about $7.6 million per year. This is approximately 25 percent higher than the current cost for the program, where only individuals who were Florida residents when entering military service are eligible for the program.SummaryVoters in Florida have the opportunit y to change the state constitution during the 2012 general election. Adoption of the constitutional amendment requires a vote in favor of the amendment by a minimum of 60 percent of those voting. The intent and purpose of the information contained in this fact sheet on Amendment 2 is not to tell individuals how to vote. Rather, the fact sheet is provided to help voters become more informed. Informed voters need to be more knowledgeable o f the ballot issue and what they are voting on, rather than just reading a ballot title and ballot summary. Ballot titles and summaries do not inform voters in signi cant detail, or inform voters on policy implications of what a yea or nay vote implies. It is thought that informed voters make informed public polic y decisions. As the November election gets closer, expect to see increased information on the proposed amendments in the media and popular press, and on the Internet. Some of this information will be from groups advocating or opposing the speci c amendments. Other information will be put forth by groups not associated with advocacy or opposition of the amendments. Read this information, but be aware of the source of the information and the role of the organization supplying the information. Your challenge as a voter is to become informed, understand the issues, learn the particulars, know the stakes, and then, b y casting your ballot, make your values and preferences known. For more on this series, online go to http://edis.ifas.u .edu. Rodney L. Clouser is a professor an d associate chair, extension public policy specialist, Food and Resource Economics Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultura l Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. 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! 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 A mendments proposed to Florida Constitution Water ows have slowed on the northern portion of the Kissimmee River. The section of the river from S-65E—located about 8 miles north of Lake Okeechobee—north to Lake Kissimmee is open. The southern portion of the river remains closed at this time and will be reopened when conditions are safe. Updates can be found at www.sfwmd.gov. Tropical Storm Isaac produced enough rain to raise Lake Okeechobee more than 1.5 feet, making it possible to reopen four navigation locks on the north shore of the lake. The lake level on Friday was 13.81 feet NGVD, or more than a foot higher than the elevation needed to reopen the locks. The reopened locks are:  S-135 at J&S Fish Camp, Martin County  G-36 at Henry Creek, Okeechobee County  S-127 at Buckhead Ridge, Glades County  S-131 at Lakeport, Glades County The S-193 lock at Taylor Creek remains closed for renovation, which is expected to be completed in late fall. For a guide to recreation sites on Lake Okeechobee, including boat ramps and public parks, please visit the District’s website at www.sfwmd.gov. For more information, please call the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center at 863-462-5260, or the Orlando Service Center at 407-858-6100. Locks and boat ramps reopened

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FAIR HOUSING MEANS: NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP STATUS. THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF ITS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM CITY OF CLEWISTON IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR HOUSING LOGO IS PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM DISCRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION OF BROKERAGE SERVICES, AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANCING OF HOUSING. IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL 1-800-669-9777 OR TDD 1-800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION AND REFERRAL. 425263 CN 9/6/2012 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 508 2009 1164329-010000B0100 Samuel Luna Lot 10, Block B, South 29 Industrial Park Unit 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 100, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012 Dated this 15th day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424428 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 FAIR HOUSING MEANS: NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP STATUS. THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF ITS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM HENDRY COUNTY IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR HOUSING LOGO IS PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM DISCRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION OF BROKERAGE SERVICES, AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANCING OF HOUSING. IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL 1-800-669-9777 OR TDD 1-800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION AND REFERRAL.425547 CN 9/6/2012 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 1134 2009 1354331-010000D0050 Elizabeth Villanueva Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter, Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Lot 5 Block D, Pioneer Plantation unrecorded. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424427 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 12CA04 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, VS. EDWARD F. VIECELLI and ANDREA J. VIECELLI, and any and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the herein named individual defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 9, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-04, of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and EDWARD F. VIECELLI and ANDREA J. VIECELLI, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 25 E Hickpochee, Labelle, Florida 33935, SECOND FLOOR, at 11:00 AM on the 12th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 1, BRITTANY OAKS SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 184, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Together with that certain 2004 Homes of Merit, Twin Manor Mobile Home ID#FLHMBT141250094A&B, Title #90296652 & 90296870 and RP #12183015 & 12183014. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated the 9th day of August, 2012. Clerk of Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, within two working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 424885 CN 8/30;9/6/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 12-CA-486 ATLANTIC COAST BANK, Plaintiff, v. MARTHA ALINA CONNELL, etc. et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MARTHA ALINA CONNELL, IF LIVING, AND IF DECEASED, HER UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST HER Residence(s): Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage upon on the following property in Hendry County, Florida: Lot 66, Holiday Isles Unit No. Two, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in. Plat Book 6, page 4, of the public records of Hendry County, Florida, together with that certain 2009 Live Oak, 60 x 32 mobile home, serial number LOHGA10810846A & LOHGA10810846B. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on LAWRENCE J. BERNARD, ESQUIRE, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 480 Busch Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32218, on or before 30 days from the rst date of publication of this notice, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on the 30th day of August, 2012. Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 425595 CN 9/6,13/2012 PAYROLL RESOURCE ANALYST Responsibilities:• Payroll Processing.• Testing of system enhancements and upgrades.• Reconcile all payroll related GL accounts on a monthly basis.• Responsible for the timely and accurate remittance of all payroll tax withholdings at the Federal, State, and Local levels.• Reconcile payroll tax results to quarterly led tax returns.• Responsible for the timely and accurate ling of employee W2 statements with the Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration. • Perform year-end adjustments, such as third party sick pay and employee gross-ups, to ensure accurate reporting on employee W2 statements. Requirements• Undergraduate degree in Accounting or the equivalent in education and experience.• Certi ed Payroll Professional designation desirable.• Strong computer skills, particularly Excel. Email your resume to Jdooley@ussugar.com 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. 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. 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Call 941-347-7171 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000874 RANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, JOSE L. MUNOZ et al, Defendant(s)(s) NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 7, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 26-2009CA-000874 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOSE L. MUNOZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE L. MUNOZ N/K/A MARGARITA OTALVARO; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 19th day of September, 2012,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK 2535, UNIT 13, PORT LABELLE, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 55, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A UNIT 13, BLOCK 2535, PORT LA BELLE, 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 Fender’s must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 17, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clark of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. 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Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09076595 BANKAMERICA2-CONVTeam 2F09076595**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 31)2, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 3352299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven C7) days prior to this proceeding 424543 CN 8/30;9/6/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Employment Full Time Employment Part Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Buildings & Sheds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Apartments Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Apartments Houses Rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Find it faster. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1128 2009 1344331-020000P0040 Maria Patricia Perez Tract 4, Block P; The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4, Block P, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424424 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1108 2009 1344331-020000B0110 Melanie K. Davis % Naomi L. Shirley The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 11, Block B, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424442 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florid a, 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 2351 2009 1314433-A0000790000 Jose Pereyra The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 5978, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012 Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424425 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1022 2009 1274331-010000D0080 Raul Martinez and Katia Caballero The Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 8, Block D, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424426 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1476 2009 1154432-A0002510000 Mervyn E. & Sandra A. Bruno 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 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to a road easement of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2655, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424435 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1030 2009 1274331-010000H0120 Derrick & Vonnete Douglas The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12 of Block “H” of Diamond “J” Estates, Pioneer Plantations, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424434 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1919 2009 1274432-A0000320100 Jacinto T. Corzo, Jr. and Caridad S. Corzo The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, 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 800 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424441 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1025 2009 1274331-010000G0040 Chequers First Corp Alejandro DeLaCruz, Registered Agent The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County,Florida. Also known as Tract 4, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424436 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1441 2009 1154432-A0001070100 Guillermo Serrra & Gaspar Serra The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3148 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424439 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1803 2009 1254432-A0002110100 Emy Sanchez & Krystle Sanchez The East one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 616 to Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424438 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 2348 2009 1314433-A0000700000 Florida Terra Investors Daniel M. Romaris, Registered Agent The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5952, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424443 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 737 2009 1274329-01000020720 Josephine Vaccaro Commence at the Southeast corner, Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, thence S 86 degrees 26’ W, following the South line of Section 4, 2657.2 feet, thence N 4 degrees 00’ W, following the West line of Tract 49, 909.7 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of the tract herein described, thence N 86 degrees 21’ E 332.38 feet, thence S 3 degrees 59’ E, 129.0 feet, thence S 86 degrees 21’ W, 332.34 feet to the West line of Tract 49, thence N 49 degrees 00’ W, following the West line of Tract 49, 129.0 feet to the Point-ofBeginning. Also known as Parcel 4 of Tract 49, LaBelle Ranchettes, Less road dedication of 25 feet. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424423 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 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 1102 2009 1344331-01000000340 Walter L. Blair %Lee & Associates Tract 34Parcel of land in surveyed portion of fractional Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, West of a canal known as the 42 foot canal and described in O.R. Book 56, Pages 541 to 547, inclusive, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 34 run N 01 degrees 40’ 12” East, along the West boundary line of said Section 34 a distance of 3386.43 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of this description; thence continuing North 01 degrees 40’ 12” East, along said West boundary line of Section 34, a distance of 248.96 feet; thence South 89 degrees 06’ 34” East a distance of 394.89; thence South 01 degrees 40’ 12” West a distance of 248.96 feet; thence North 89 degrees 06’ 34” West a distance of 394.89 feet to the said Point-of-Beginning of this description. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded Plat. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012 Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424440 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 26-2011-CA-000788 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. RACHEL K. DICK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RACHEL K. DICK; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); SWEET LAKES VILLAS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RACHEL K. DICK; Whose residence are/is unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: Lot 7, SWEET LAKE VILLAS, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 197, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. If you fail to le your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at HENDRY County this 21st day of August, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 424872 CN 8/30;9/6/2012 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 1033 2009 1274331-010000J0020 Eddy & Miriam Martinez, The Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County,Florida. Also known as Lot 2, Block J, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424437 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012

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Outta the WoodsBy Tony YoungFWC Even though you can hardly tell, summer is almost over. Kids have returned to school, football is back on TV, and hunting season’s already been going on for a month now in South Florida. Most of us have already nished our preseason scouting, and we’ve hung our tree stands along well-traveled deer trails – next to a mature oak tree that’ll soon begin dropping acorns, we hope. Finally, the time of year we’ve been waiting for is here! Just like last year on private lands, hunting season still comes in rst in Zone A, which is that part of the state south of State Road 70. Archery and crossbow seasons there started July 28. The fourth hunting zone, which was added two years ago and is made up in part by the Green Swamp Basin, is called Zone B and lies south of S.R. 50, west of U.S. 441 and the Kissimmee Waterway, north of S.R. 60 and east of the Gulf of Mexico. Archery and crossbow seasons in Zone B start this year on Oct. 13. The line that divides zones C and D begins at U.S. 27 at the (Gadsden County) FloridaGeorgia state line and runs south on U.S. 27 until it meets S.R. 61 in Tallahassee. From there, it follows S.R. 61, running south until it hits U.S. 319. There, the line follows U.S. 319, continuing south to U.S. 98; it then runs east along U.S. 98 before turning south on Spring Creek Highway and continuing to the Gulf of Mexico. If you hunt west of that line, you’re in Zone D, where archery and crossbow seasons begin on Oct. 20 this year. In Zone C, archery and crossbow seasons open on the third Saturday in September. This year, that date is Sept. 15. To hunt during archery season, you’ll need a Florida hunting license and an archery permit. During crossbow season, you’ll need a hunting license and crossbow permit. If you’re a Florida resident, an annual hunting license will cost $17. Nonresidents have the choice of paying $46.50 for a 10-day license or $151.50 for 12 months. Archery and crossbow permits cost just $5 each, and all deer hunters must have the $5 deer permit. Anyone planning on hunting one of Florida’s many wildlife management areas, WMAs, must purchase a management area permit for $26.50. And don’t forget to pick up the WMA brochure for the area you wish to hunt, because hunting season dates on many of the areas are often different from what the zonal dates are. You can pick up a copy of these WMA brochures at your local tax collector’s of ce or read them at MyFWC.com/Hunting. During archery season and that part of crossbow season that is concurrent with archery, you can take deer of either sex, regardless of antler size (except for spotted fawns). After archery ends, during the remaining portion of the crossbow season, only legal bucks (having at least one antler that is at least 5 inches long) may be taken. The daily bag limit on deer is two. Bag limits for deer on WMAs can differ, so check the speci cs of the area before you hunt. You can hunt wild hogs on private lands year-round with no bag or size limits. On most WMAs, there’s also no bag or size limits, and hogs are legal to take during most hunting seasons except spring turkey. On a few WMAs, bag and size limits do apply, so be sure to check the brochure for the speci c area to be certain. It’s also legal to shoot gobblers and bearded turkeys during archery and crossbow seasons, given you have a turkey permit ($10 for residents, $125 for nonresidents). You can take only one turkey per day, and there’s a two-bird fall-season limit. It’s against the la w to hunt turkeys in Holmes County in the fall, and it’s illegal to shoot them while they’re on the roost, over bait, when you’re within 100 yards of a game-feeding station when bait is present or with the aid of recorded turke y calls. If you’re hunting during the archery season, you may hunt only with a bow and must have the $5 archery permit. During crossbo w season, you may use either a crossbow or bow, but you must have the $5 crossbow permit. On WMAs, only hunters with a disabled crossbow permit are allowed to use crossbows during archery season. All bows must have a minimum draw weight of 35 pounds, and hand-held releases are permitted. For hunting deer, hogs and turkeys, broadheads must have at least two sharpened edges with a minimum width of 7/8 inch. Pull back on a string; huntin’ season is here! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce (GCSO), the Seminole Police Department (SPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Foye E. Crews, 40, S.E. 26th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 21 by the GCSO on charges of violation of probation burglary of a structure (two counts), violation of probation petit theft (two counts) and violation of probation criminal mischief (two counts). He is being held without bond.  Owen Grant, 41, was arrested Aug. 21 by the GCSO on a Broward County warrant charging him with the felonies of kidnapping, aggravated battery with a deadly w eapon (two counts), domestic violence, battery and violation of pre-trial release (two counts). He was released to Broward County authorities.  Michael Wayne Adams, 33, was arrested Aug. 21 by the GCSO on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and grand theft. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. His bond was set at $1,500.  Rodrich Atkins, 40, was arrested Aug. 21 by the GCSO on a Hillsborough County w arrant charging him with the felony of possession of a counterfeit controlled substance w ith intent to deliver. He was released to Hillsborough County authorities.  Christopher Peter Davidson, 29, Lake Marsha Drive, Orlando, was arrested Aug. 21 by the GCSO on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). He w as also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $7,000.  Nicole Koren Sneathen, 33, Reservation Road, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 23 by the SPD on a felony charge of battery (domestic violence). Her bond was set at $20,000.  Ranee Lynn McCall, 19, Oakmont, Moore Haven, was arrested Aug. 23 by the GCSO on a felony charge of dealing in stolen property. Her bond was set at $10,000.  Cory Blake Pethybridge, 23, S.W. 85th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 25 by the GCSO on a felony charge of possession of a weapon/ammunition by a convicted felon. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of driving without a valid driver’s license, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $7,500.  Randel Adrian Osceola, 21, Reservation Road, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 25 by the GCSO on a felony charge of possession of a weapon/ammunition by a convicted felon. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $7,000.  Adrian Ramos, 27, Sigmund Loop, Davenport, was arrested Aug. 29 by the GCSO on Orange County warrants charging him with grand theft, driving under the in uence with injury, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the in uence with damage to person/property. He is being held without bond.  John Robert Gomez, 21, County Road 721, Moore Haven, was arrested Aug. 29 by the GCSO on an Alachua County warrant charging him with the felony of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was released on his own recognizance.  Norman Glenn Martin, 50, N.W. 53rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 30 by the FHP on a charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $20,000.  Leslie Ann DeLeon, 23, S.R. 29, LaBelle, was arrested Sept. 4 by the GCSO on warrants charging her with battery and burglary of an occupied dwelling. Her bond was set at $100,000.  Ramon Nicholson, 22, N. View St., Port Charlotte, was arrested Sept. 4 by the GCSO on a Charlotte County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. He was being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report

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HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a workshop on September 6, 2012, beginning at 4:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of discussing the 2012-2013 county budgets. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Tristan Chapman, Chairman 425592 CN 9/6/2012 EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT NOTICE OF CHANGE OF THE DATE AND TIME FOR THE SEPTEMBER BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT which was scheduled for Friday, September 14, 2012 has been rescheduled. The Meeting will take place on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the University of Florida Belle Glades EREC, 3200 E. Palm Beach, Road, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 The purpose of this meeting is for the Board of Supervisors to discuss any and all business which may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this 6th day of August, 2012. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District 423617 CGS 9/6/2012 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 20, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1L81Roadside Mowing, Chemical Mowing and Litter Removal in Highlands County-Budget Estimate: $339,122.00. E1L82Roadside Mowing, Chemical Mowing, Litter Removal and Edging and Sweeping in Okeechobee County.-Budget Estimate: $167,198.00 E1L83Clearing & Grubbing and Tree Trimming in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $94,763.00. E1L84Maintenance of Traf c in Polk County.-Budget Estimate: $20,000.00. E1L85Miscellaneous Concrete Repair in Polk County.-Budget Estimate: $313,800.00. E1L86Thermoplastic Markings and Messages in Manatee & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $400,000.00. E1L87Repairing Concrete Sidewalks, Driveways, and Curb & Gutters on State Primary Roadway System in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, & Lee Counties.-Budget Estimate: $426,730.00. E1L88Removal and Replacement of Thermoplastic and Retro-Re ective Pavement Markers in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $329,981.00. E1L91Pavement Markings Symbols and RPM’s District Wide.-Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. 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. 424770 CN/CB 8/30, 9/6/2012 1-INVITATION TO BID BID # 2012-4 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT LEVEE CONSTRUCTION Sealed bids for the reconstruction of the above referenced Levee Construction will be received by the Board of Central County Water Control District, hereinafter referred to as “District” at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 until 2:00 pm local time on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 for furnishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Speci cations and Drawings 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. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after the speci ed day and time will not be opened. The Work is described as Levee Construction and is outlined in drawings and speci cations prepared by Rock Aboujaoud, P.E. A pre-bid meeting shall be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. Construction drawings and Speci cations may be obtained from Rock Aboujaoud, P.E. (contact person) at 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida (863/612-0011), or from CCWCD of ce at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida (863/983-5797) for a (non-refundable) fee of $50. Checks shall be payable to Rock Enterprises, Inc. Each bid must be submitted, in duplicate, on the prescribed bid form and accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Board of CCWCD, in an amount not less than ve percent (5%) of the bid amount. All subcontractors shall be declared on a separate form. All bids shall be opened and read aloud on September 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. Bidders are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the necessary additional bond(s) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as prescribed in the Contract Documents. All Bid Bonds, Contract Bonds, Insurance Contracts and Certi cates of Insurance shall be either executed by or countersigned by a licensed resident agent of the surety or insurance company having its place of business in the State of Florida. Further, the said surety or insurance company shall be duly authorized and quali ed to do business in the State of Florida and shall have an A.M. Best rating of A-minus or better and who is listed on the United States Treasury Department’s T-list as acceptable to issue bonds for the applicable dollar amount. The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of bid opening but. No bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of Bid opening.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. 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. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidder’s quali cations. The District reserves the right to award either alternate to the lowest responsible and quali ed bidder based on available funding. The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s). It also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a period of time which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond ninety (90) calendar days from the bid opening date during which, the District at its sole discretion may release the Bid security DATED this 20th day of August, 2012. ATTEST: Central County Water Control District By: Benito Alvarez, Chairman 424504 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-CA-968 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., a national banking association, successor by merger to Wachovia Bank, N.A., Plaintiff v. Boynton Drywall of South Florida, Inc., a Florida corporation; Antonio Charlez, an individual; and Guadalupe Charlez a/k/a Lupe Charlez, an individual, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is given that under a Final Judgment dated August 20, 2012 in Case No. 11-CA-968 in the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., is Plaintiff and Boynton Drywall of South Florida, Inc., Antonio Charlez, and Guadalupe Charlez a/k/a Lupe Charlez, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, Lobby of the 2nd Floor, LaBelle, Florida 33935, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on September 26, 2012, the following described property set forth in the Final Judgment: Lots 1 and 2, Block 17, BELMONT SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 9, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH: (ii) all buildings and improvements now or hereafter erected on the Land, (iii) all xutres attached to the Land or any buildings or improvements situated thereon; and (iv) all estates, rights, tenements, hereditaments, privileges, rents, issues, pro ts easements, and appurtenances of any kind bene ting the Land; all means of access to and from the Land, whether public or private; and all water and mineral rights. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED this 21st day of August, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 424614 CN 8/30;9/6/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 26:2012-CA-155 Circuit Civil Division THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Trustee for Associates Housing Finance, LLC, f/k/a Ford Consumer Finance Company, Inc., by and through its attorney in fact/subservicing agent, VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorization to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff vs. DODSON A. BUSHELLE a/k/a DODSON BUSHELLE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DODSON A. BUSHELLE; CACH LLC, A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY AUTHORIZED TO TRANSACT BUSINESS IN FLORIDA; DISCOVER BANK, Defendants CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiff’s Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 9, 2012 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on September 26, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. (EST), at the Hendry County Courthouse located at 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935, the following described property: Lot 4, Block E, of HARLEM ADDITION NO. 8, PHASE ONE, according to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 136 and 137, of the current Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH that certain 1997 Homes of Merit Country Model 28’ x 52’ Manufactured Home bearing Serial Number’s FLHMBC1144-39947A and FLHMBC1144-39947B Property Address: 712 Alabama Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated August 10, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER, CLERK HENDRY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 424142 CN 8/30;9/6/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on September 17th, 2012 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 2008 Chevy, VIN: 1GBFG154981188809 1985 Honda, VIN: JHMAB7220FC024200 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids**** 425529 CN 9/6/2012 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of Jacquay Moore: Picture frame, small bike, headboard, 2 table lamps, 1 console table, set of knifes, miscellaneous boxes. 425113 SUN 9/6,13/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/21/2012, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1996 Mercury 2MELM74W3TX685690 425593 CN 9/6/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2010-CA-000163 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, VS. SHANNON M. PIGOTT et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 20, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 22-2010CA-000163 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is the Plaintiff and SHANNON M. PIGOTT; RALPH M. PIGOTT; TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN DOE; TENANT #2 N/K/A JANE DOE 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 20th day of Sept., 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: TRACT 23, FIRST ADDITION TO LABELLE HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 73, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. 1996 BRENNER MANUFACTURE’S SERIAL NUMBER / VIN NUMBERS: 10L25176X AND 10L25176U HUD CERTIFICATION LABEL NUMBERS: FLA588838 AND FLA588837 MANUFACTURER’S NAME: LIBERTY HOMES TRADE/MODEL: KC285628 DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 04/10/1996 A/K/A 4532 LOBLOLLY BAY RD, 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 20, 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 F09078421 COUNTRY-SPECFNMA--Team 2 F09078421 **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. 424846 CN 8/30;9/6/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee September 6, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds These days, 60 is the new 40. A few worry lines and gray hairs aren’t stopping baby boomers from staying active and rede ning retirement. But along with the bene ts of active lifestyles, older Americans are feeling the pains of “boomeritis,” as the warranty on some body parts runs low. One body part signi cantly affected as we age is the eye. For some, this means holding the newspaper at arm’s length, or giving up night driving. Yet, many overlook eye health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only half the estimated 61 million adults at high risk for serious vision loss visited an eye care professional in the last year. Fortunately, you can protect your eyes, and even reverse signs of eye aging with a few simple steps. Everyone 50 or older should get yearly comprehensive eye exams. This allows for detection of eye diseases in early stages, before you experience vision problems, some of which may be permanent. Adults over 50 should be mindful of symptoms of common age-related eye diseases, such as cataracts, the leading cause of reversible blindness in the U.S. Blurry vision and needing more light to read even while wearing glasses can be early signs. With a cataract, the eye’s lens becomes cloudy, allowing less light to pass through, making vision blurry. In early stages, symptoms may not hold you back, but vision may worsen as the cataract grows. It’s important to get examined as soon as you notice changes in vision, even if they seem minor. In later stages, you may experience poor night vision, colors looking dull, dif culty with glares or halos, and double vision. Cataracts are more treatable than ever. That’s good news, considering half of all Americans will be diagnosed with cataracts by age 80. “In the U.S. alone, cataract affects over 24 million Americans 40 and older,” says Richard J. Mackool, M.D., director, Mackool Eye Institute, and senior attending surgeon, New York Eye and Ear Institute. About 3 million people have cataracts removed in the U.S. each year, making it one of the most common procedures. The eye’s cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an arti cial intraocular lens (IOL). Traditional IOLs can correct distance vision, but new advanced technology IOLs can also help correct pre-existing eye conditions like astigmatism and age-related presbyopia. These new IOLs can potentially eliminate the need for glasses. Baby boomers don’t have to accept deteriorating vision as a natural part of aging and give up favorite hobbies. “Cataract removal has a very high success rate. Most people can return to normal routines within 24 hours,” notes Dr. Mackool. Seniors should talk to their doctors and visit the National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute website, www.nei.nih.gov, to learn about cataracts and treatment options. Keep an Eye on Your Eye Health We are not alone.Theres a wonderful world around us. Full of fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our kids are not getting the chance to learn about their world. When surveys show that half of Americas youth cannot locate India or Iraq on a map, then we have to wonder what they do know about their world. Thats why we created MyWonderfulWorld.org. Its part of a free National Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the power of global knowledge. Go there today and help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free parent and teacher action kits. And let your kids begin the adventure of a lifetime. Its a wonderful world. Explore!

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