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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: 12-13-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 BY CHARLES M. MURPHYThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported progress on priorities set one year ago by the 16 counties of South Florida, namely the restoration of the Herbert Hoover Dike, the Kissimmee River restoration, the C-44 reservoir and storm water treatment area and the comprehensive Everglades restoration program, at the Lake Okeechobee Coalition meeting Dec. 6. Col. Alan Dodd, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, reported over 21 miles of the Herbert Hoover Dike between Belle Glade and Port Mayaca, with the removal of culvert 14, and other projects are complete. Work is ongoing to replace four other culverts around the dike. Contracts to replace two more were awarded in September. The Corps is also in the middle of a dam safety modi cation study for the dike that will be done in 2014. The study will look at ways to reduce risks and improve the safety of the dike. Additional projects will be based on the results of this study and the total investment is $1 billion. "The problems really started in the 1980s, and you had two near failures in the 90s," Col. Dodd said. "Erosion occurred in the dike and that can lead to a failure. Many of the culverts were built in the 1930s." He said the dike rehab is a national priority. Well over $300 million has been spent so far. "We've made progress but there is a lot of work to be done. This is a long-term project," he said. Dodd said they continue to study the most cost effective means to strengthen the dike and improve the safety of communities around the lake. The S-65 D boat ramp on the Kissimmee River was completed in November. It includes a dock, shell rock parking lock and entrance road, a waterless restroom facility, and solar lights. The replacement of the CSX railroad bridge in Okeechobee and Highlands counties over the river is ongoing. Col. Dodd called the river project one of the most successful environmental restorations ever in the United States. Excavation in reach two and three were recently completed in Okeechobee and Highlands County near Fort Basinger. River Acres improvements will be started next summer. About 90 percent of the river project is now complete. Close to 102,000 acres of historical river oodplain has been acquired, a $300 million investment from the SFWMD. About 3 miles of intake canal and 4 miles of the C-133 canal have been excavated, and access road work has been completed on the C-44 project in western Martin County. The goal is to capture damaging nutrients from the lake before it reaches the St. Lucie River. Over 12,000 acres will be purchased. Ernie Barrett, Everglades policy director for the SFWMD, said the test cell is now complete, the design is completed, and permits secured for the entire C-44 project. Congress approval is needed to move forward on the C-43 project in the Caloosahatchee River basin. Property is purchased, design is completed and permits secured for that project. A public hearing hosted by the Corps will be held in Clewiston to discuss the Central Everglades Planning Project this month. Mr. Barrett reported $46 million is invested in the next ve years for dispersed water management projects on local farms and ranches. He reported the Lakeside Ranch Storm Water Area phase one in Okeechobee County is now fully operational. $3.7 million is budgeted this year to complete this project. Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard reported more and more people are upset about polluted water releases from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie River. Glades County continues to work on permits for the Moore Haven Canal project. Glades County Commissioner Russell Echols was retained as chairman for the next year. Commissioner Carson Turner of Hendry County was re-elected vice chairman. Commissioner Turner said he felt it is important to narrow the scope of priorities for future projects. Commissioner Heard said they must complete projects and continue to support funding for those projects before moving onto future land purchases and new projects. Dike Rehab is Priority Says Corps Of cial BY BOB REDDY Florida CatholicNear the shores of Lake Okeechobee, in the town of Clewiston, there is a parish which has served the sacramental needs of the faithful for 80 years. With a parish lled with people with a variety of backgrounds, the community has thrived and overcome great hardship to survive. St. Margaret Parish has a storied history and was almost never established. One of the earliest Clewiston families, the O'Briens, served as a host family for travelling priests who visited on a monthly basis coming on horseback from the Tampa area. An anti-Catholic sentiment in the frontier community, including threatening letters and shots red at their home, did not discourage the family until their house was burned down in 1924, years before the parish was founded. Fearing for their safety, the O'Briens ed the area and priests visited less frequently. Seeing the situation as something he must address, then-Bishop Patrick Barry of the Diocese of St. Augustine decided to send Father Francis Finnegan to tend to the spiritual needs of the Catholics in the area and determine whether Clewiston was a suitable place to establish a permanent parish. Once a location was found, an architect was hired and Bishop Barry agreed to allow the building of St. Margaret Church and the assigning Father Finnegan as Pastor. First Holy Communion was held in the notquite nished church on August 7, 1931, with nineteen children receiving the sacrament. Saint Margaret Mission was formally established as a parish by Bishop Barry on February 7, 1932. St. Margaret Parish Church was built as a central hub for the faithful, not only for people in Glades County, but those attending Mass from as far away as Hendry and western Palm Beach counties. As the parish grew in the 1930s and 1940s, and combined with an increasing number of Catholics living and working in the region, the parish established missions in LaBelle, Moore Haven, Buckhead Ridge and elsewhere. Many of these missions eventually became parishes in their own right in what is now the Diocese of Venice and Diocese of Palm Beach. "We have a rich history," said Father Jiobani Batista, the Administrator of St. Margaret and nearby Santa Rosa de Lima Mission. "This was a special Parish from its beginnings and we have grown and become an important part of the local community." Father Batista oversees the sacramental needs of approximately 400 active families in this bilingual community which has many young families. In honor of the 80th Anniversary celebration, Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass for the Parish community on Nov. 30. During the Mass he noted the support of the community and the rich history of those who came before and the ongoing support of those who call St. Margaret the center of their Faith life. "You should be proud of the community you have here, it is lled with the Holy Spirit and has been built on the love and support of those who have gone before," Bishop Dewane said. "The history is something to be proud of, but you must move forward and grow into the future as you live your lives as men and women of God." Much of the industry in the area is based on, or serves to support, the local agricultural community, primarily sugar cane and citrus. There are also a large number of people who have connections to Lake Okeechobee, with shing and tourism as the primary business. The parish hall and other building serve as classrooms and of ces for young and old alike, with outreach for youth, migrant workers, the elderly and the poor. Catholic Charities has an of ce which run a food bank once a month and offers other assistance as needed. A unique part of the parish community is the fact that the original church, built in 1932, still stands. Very small by modern standards, the church has served the community well through the years. Sonia Baldonado explained that the parish has developed its own personality to t the local community, which includes people from a variety of cultural backgrounds, which has changes through the years adding to the dynamic parish community. "This has helped us grow and be an exciting place to celebrate God," Baldonado said. "Our celebrations are as a community, together and united." Roxanna Paniagua noted that the parish has also been fortunate to be the home of a number of religious orders and currently there are two Missionary Daughters of Our Lady of Light working at the parish. "We are an active community with outreach programs which keep this parish very busy," Paniagua said. There is an active food pantry, St. Vincent de Paul Store and outreach into the nearby work camps. The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in December typically has more than 350 dancers and other participants. The Knights of Columbus are active and work in organizing the annual Sugar Festival. All of this and more helps the faithful gravitate to being very active in the life of the Parish, Paniagua said. With more people becoming active, there are naturally many more youth. The religious education program is expanding each year as the young people grow in their Faith and might one day become the future leaders of the Parish. Father Bautista said the people sustain the parish with their passionate Faith. "We have the talents, energy and enthusiasm to accomplish anything." Clewiston Parish Celebrates 80 Years of Rich History SUBMITTED PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Christmas on the Caloosahatchee plannedThe annual Christmas on the Caloosahatchee will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, at Tom Perry City Park in Moore Haven. If you are interested in having a booth or have any questions, please contact Shelley Jones at 863-946-0737. The cost for non-school related booths are $10. There will be lots of food, crafts, games, and of course Santa! Please come out and enjoy the holiday spirit and support the community.Lions Club give away I-PAD2The Moore Haven Lions Club will give away an Apple I-PAD2, 64 GB, 3G Data, WiFi capable. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for a $5 donation. The winning ticket will be drawn at Christmas on the Caloosahatchee, Dec. 13. Tickets will be available that night. Tickets are also available at the Sheriff’s of ce and from Lions Club members.Democrats to meetThe Glades County Democratic Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Moore Haven Yacht Club, Clubhouse, 845 Yacht Club Way. The Florida Democratic Party requires all County Democratic Executive Committee’s to reorganize every four years. The meeting must take place in December. Nominations will be taken from the oor and the following of ces will be voted on: Chairman, State Committeewoman, State Committeeman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer. Only precinct committeemen and precinct committeewomen can vote. All Democratic elected of cials are automatic members of the Executive Committee and may cast a vote. For more information, contact Ellen Hawk Geake at 863-983-2922.Dinner at LaBelle VFWVFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10100 will host a beef brisket dinner on Friday, Dec. 14, starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $7. The VFW has a smoke-free dining room, located on So. Hwy. 29 by the Rodeo Grounds. Proceeds will go to the Relief Fund. For additional information, call 863-675-8008.Ladies Auxiliary plans dinnerVFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10100 Will be having a Beef Brisket Dinner on Friday Dec. 14, at 5 p.m. The cost is $7 We are a Smoke Free dining room, located on Hwy. 29 by the Rodeo Grounds. Get there early before the food runs out. Proceeds will go to the Relief Fund. For additional information you may call 863-675-8008.BHR church to host dinnerSaint Theresa of the Child Jesus Knights of Columbus in Buckhead Ridge will host a dinner on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the parish hall, on Chobee Loop at State Road 78, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu will include roasted pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, roll and dessert, for a donation of $8 for adults or $3 for children. BHR VFW to host dinnerBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will host a dinner on Friday Dec. 14. Dinner will be from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Music will be by Mike King until 11 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy either steak, pork chops or sh and shrimp dinners for a donation of $11 & $7 with all proceeds to bene t Veterans and Family Needs. For more information, please call Gordie at 863-467-2882.Historical Society plans holiday open houseThe Glades County Historical Society invites the community to a holiday open house on Friday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Westergaard House, 270 Ave. L in Moore Haven. Music and refreshments provided. GCHS is also planning a winter exhibit for January 2013, featuring information about pre-historic Indians and their habitats found in Glades and southern Palm Beach counties. Toy drive for storm victimsThe second grade classes at Moore Haven Elementary are sponsoring a Christmas Toy Drive to bene t the victims of Hurricane (Super Storm) Sandy. Many good Samaritans have come to our aide to assist in helping us recover from hurricanes in the past. This will be a way to give back during this holiday season. We will be collecting unwrapped toys for all ages through Dec. 14. Funds for postage will also be needed, so any monetary donations will be greatly appreciated. Please help us make their holidays a little brighter. Send any donations to a MHES 2nd grade classroom.Christmas Cantata at Maple Grove BaptistThe public is invited to attend the Christmas Cantata “Hope has Hands” created by Sue C. Smith, Phil Cross and Russell Mauldin, arranged by Russell Mauldin, and directed by Beverly Ramsey on Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. at Maple Grove Baptist Church. The Maple Grove Church and Lakeport Christian have combined to present this cantata. Come and enjoy the message of Christmas in song. A time of refreshments and fellowship will follow the cantata in the church’s fellowship hall.Muse events plannedOn Dec. 20, The Muse Community Association will hold a regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. There will be a special speaker. Bob Jones, Director of Safety, will discuss forming a Volunteer Brush Unit and the CPR Program schedule for the Jan. 17, 2013 meeting. Refreshments will be served. There will be no Country Jam Session on the fourth Saturday this month. All events are open to the public and will be held at the Muse Community Center Building on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720) Come out for a fun evening and meet your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. For further information call 863-674-0467.Evening of Music plannedMoore Haven Junior/Senior High School will present an Evening of Music on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Glades Count y Auditorium. Those who attend are asked to bring a can of food to help feed the hungr y in the Moore Haven community. This will be a holiday concert featuring the communit y choir, the high school drum line, band and the girls ensemble. The program will close with a holiday sing-along. For more information, call 863-946-0811 ext. 132.Cookie Swap in LakeportThere will be a Christmas Cookie Swap at the Lakeport Community Center on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. Bring 3 dozen of your favorite cookies and a copy of the recipe. You will go home with several different kinds o f cookies and won’t have to bake all of them yourself!Chalo Nitka meeting Dec. 19All girls interested in going out for the Chalo Nitka Princess, Jr. Miss, and Queen Pageant there will be a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Glades County High School Auditorium. Age groups will be 4th-12th grades. Girls must attend Glades County Schools to be eligible. A parent must attend the meeting. For more information, call Linda Peeples Martin at 863-2270832 or Angie Hough at 239-243-7376. Toys for Tots distribution planned for Dec. 21The Washington Park Community Coalition (Toys for Tots) will have toy distribution for the approved families on Friday, Dec. 21, in the Moore Haven High School Gym from 5 to 7 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Mcpherson at 863-946-0561.TDC to meetThe Glades County Tourism Development Council will hold their December meeting on Dec. 20, due to the holidays. I f you would like to attend, the meetings are held at the Glades County Courthouse in the BOCC Chambers at 3 p.m.GED classes availableGlades County School District is now offering GED prep classes every Tuesday and Thurs. from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The GED test will be given on Monday and Tuesday, in the Glades County School Board Room. You must register for the test. For more information and to register, please call Eloyna Valerio at 863-946-0202, ext. 119.Lakeport plans events Lakeport Community Center Bible Study is on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call George at 863-946-1222.  Lakeport Community Center Yog a classes is every Monday and Friday at 12:15 p.m. For more information, call Dori at 863227-1074. Glades at a GlanceSee GLADES — Page 11

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonAmerican Kestrels are North America’s smallest falcon. The Northern American Kestrel subspecies occurs throughout most of the United States, but it is only found in Florida from September through March. The smaller Southeastern American Kestrel subspecies is a year round resident of the southeastern United States. They are larger than a Florida Scrub Jay and smaller than a Mourning Dove. According to the Florida Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA), the Southeastern subspecies normally breed no farther south than Highlands or Lee County. The Southeastern American Kestrel is listed as a threatened species by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (BBA). These erce birds of prey, known locally as Sparrow Hawks, have brownish backs and buffywhite or off-white undersides with black ecking and a black band near the tip of the tail. Adults have pairs of black vertical slashes on the sides of their pale faces which are sometimes called a “mustache” or a “sideburn”. Males have slateblue wings while females wings are a warm reddish brown. Juveniles are similar to the adult females but have more heavily spotted white underparts and a more heavily barred back. American Kestrel’s high-pitched calls “klee-klee-klee” or “killy-killy-killy” are often heard when they are in ight. Southern American Kestrels are found in open pine savannahs, sandhills, prairies and pastures in Florida. They often end up as prey for larger birds such as Red-tailed Hawks, Barn Owls, American Crows, and Cooper’s Hawks as well as rat snakes, corn snakes and even re ants. During the day they are often seen perching on telephone wires along roadways which they use as hunting perches. American Kestrel pounce on their prey with one or both feet, but Kestrels will also capture their victims while they are in ight. Their diet consists mainly of insects and other invertebrates, as well as small rodents and birds. Other prey includes lizards, frogs, snakes, and bats. American Kestrels nest in cavities including old woodpecker holes, power poles, tree hollows, nooks in buildings, nest boxes, and other human built structures. Most nesting in Florida occurs March though June. The male searches for possible nest cavities which he shows to the female who chooses the nesting site. They do not use nesting materials. The female lays a clutch of three to ve eggs pinkish to buff eggs with reddish-brown speckles which are incubated for 26 to 32 days. The young edge in about 28 to 31 days. If there is enough food and the weather is favorable they will raise two broods during a breeding season. To join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers at STA5 on Dec. 22 or for the Dec. 29th Christmas Bird Count sends an e-mail to Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com. Meet at the east end of Deer Fence Canal Road at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Include your name and contact information including an emergency cell number, the date you want to attend the STA5 trip, and the number of participants in your party. You may also leave this information at 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. For a schedule of STA5 trips through Jan. 4, 2014 visit the HGAS website at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. Please, share your birding photos, and post suggestions for featured birdwatching sites on the Hendry-Glades Audubon or Clewiston News Facebook pages. Inland Birdwatching Fun: American Kestrel (AMKE) PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEAmerican Kestrel. Margaret England

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Fall is the most active time of year for Florida black bears as they stock up on calories for the coming winter. Though black bears don’t really need to put on pounds to survive the state’s usually mild winters, they behave as if they do – eating about three times as much as usual. Because bears are now busy lling their bellies, residents in Wakulla and Franklin counties may have even more bear sightings than usual. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) asks people to be extra diligent in securing food sources around their homes and businesses that can attract bears and create problems. “Preventing bears’ access to food is the most important thing people can do to keep bears and other wild animals out of neighborhoods,” said Capt. Rob Beaton, area supervisor for the FWC. “If you are a Florida black bear, raiding a garbage can to eat leftovers may be more appealing than foraging in the woods for palmetto berries and acorns.” It is against the law to have food and attractants out for bears to access. And as bears are looking for food, the easier a food item is to get, the more likely it is that a bear will take advantage of it. Bear-related calls to the FWC are up this year in many parts of the state. The FWC has received 152 calls in Wakulla County and 131 in Franklin County so far this year. Last year’s totals were 110 and 93, respectively. “Now more than ever we are relying on residents to keep bears from getting rewarded for being in neighborhoods,” Beaton said. “You can call your local trash pickup companies for options. Waste Pro in Wakulla and Franklin counties offers a $6 retro t to trash cans that has proved effective.” To keep bears away from your home and neighborhood, follow these tips: Feed your pets indoors or bring in dishes after feeding. Secure household garbage in a shed, garage or a wildlife-resistant container. Put household garbage out on the morning of pickup, not the night before. Secure commercial garbage in bear-resistant dumpsters with metal lids or metal-reinforced plastic lids and lock bars. Clean grills and store them in a locked, secure place. Remove wildlife feeders, or make them bear-resistant. Protect gardens, apiaries, compost and livestock with electric fencing. Pick ripe fruit from trees and remove fallen fruit from the ground. Encourage your homeowners association or local government to institute ordinances on keeping foods secure that would attract wildlife. “Con icts between Florida black bears and people are preventable,” said Beaton. “Most people who follow the FWC’s advice on how to bear-proof their homes and businesses don’t have con icts with these large and powerful wild animals.” Go to MyFWC.com/Bear to learn more about living in bear country. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Winter ExtravaganzaExclusive Eyewear and Sunwear Sales Event!!! “The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main St. • LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 Use your FLEX dollars before they are gone!December 1st-31stSave up to 50% on your new frame or sunglass with purchase of regular priced lenses Join us on Thursday, December 20th from 4-7 pm for Winter Wonderland Open House. We will have refreshments and horse drawn carriage rides! 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOThe 2012 Big “O” HikeApproximately 80 people showed up in Pahokee on Nov. 17 to support the Big “O” Hike, to go on the Wimp Walk, or to do the 12 mile walk on the road to Port Mayaka. Participants came from as far away as Oregon and from all over the State of Florida. At the end of nine days of walking the 110 miles, twenty six people were awarded certi cates of completion. This completes the 21st year for the Big “O” Hike. You can star planning now to do the hike on Nov. 23 in 2013. Black Bears Very Active During Fall

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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.Reaves Hendry, 88PALMDALE — Reaves Hendry, passed away December 5, 2012 in Port Charlotte. He was born Mar. 20, 1924 in Moore Haven to the late William E. and the late Mamie (Reaves) Hendry. Reaves worked in CC Camps in Highlands County before he served in the Army during WWII. After the war, he worked for Lykes Bros and then the Atlantic Coast Railways for a time. He worked for many years as a Bridge Inspector for the Florida Department of Transportation. Reaves was instrumental in founding Palmdale Baptist Church and also served as a Deacon. Survivors include his wife: Ona(Arnold) Hendry, son: Ray (Denise) Hendry of Palmdale, daughter: Diane (Ronnie) Carlton of Zolfo Springs, brother: Olsie (Audrey) Hendry of Lehigh Acres, sisters: Mollie Lanier of Palmdale, Loraine Shewmaker of TX, grandchildren: Will Hendry, Charles Hendry, Amanda Willis, Samantha Hendry, J.R. Hendry and Guy Carlton; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 8, 2012, 11:00 am at Palmdale Baptist Church, Palmdale with Brother Paul Dixon of ciating. Interment followed in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at Palmdale Baptist Church. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Glades County Commissioner Donna Storter Long shared these notes on the Tuesday, Dec. 11 meeting of the Glades County Commission. Commissioners in attendance: District 1 Dennis Grif n, District 2 Vice-Chair Donna Storter, District 3 Paul Beck, District 4 Chair Russell Echols, District 5 Tim Stanley. PRESENTATIONS / AWARDS 1. Presentation of a plaque to Larry Luckey for years of service as property appraiser was made by his staff member Marina Langdale. Mr. Luckey is retiring after 28 years as Property Appraiser. PUBLIC INPUT ON AGENDA ITEMS Tom Gaskins III, Pete Quasius, and Harris Friedman addressed the board supporting (Item 7) purchase of the Cypress Knee Museum property. PUBLIC HEARINGS CONSENT AGENDA -Approved 2. Approve County Warrants BUSINESS AGENDA 2. Approval of the 2013 BOCC Meeting Schedule <> (Larry Hilton) Adopted as presented to meet on the rst Tuesday of each month at 9AM and the fourth Monday of each month at 6 PM with exception of Memorial Day and fourth Monday December meeting. 4. Authorize going out for bid for Tax Collector Publication (Larry Hilton) Board approved. 5. Authorize a change for FDEP grant administration information (Larry Hilton) Changed Board contact from Butch Jones to Chairman Russell Echols, and nance contact from Maria Luna to Finance Clerk Nancy Dean. 6. Approval of Certi cate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Bob Jones) Board approved annual certi cation. 7. Consider purchase of the Cypress Knee Museum (Commissioner Storter-Long) Board gave consensus to explore the possibility of the county acquiring 1.37 acre site near Palmdale from DEP; site was formerly the Cypress Knee Museum and because the infrastructure is in great disrepair, the Board will discuss future use of the property if acquisition is made, with preference for gift from state rather than purchase. 8. Award contract for design of EOC/Public Safety building (Richard Pringle) Board approved 4-1 contract with Clemons, Rutherford architect for 6 percent (plus reimbursables) of the $5 million grant funding to design the new Emergency Operations Center, for a total contract of $499,935. Commissioner Storter stated that “form follows function” and the preliminary designs prepared by CRA have been reviewed by county Public Safety Staff with approval, and she felt CRA was quali ed, but Storter expressed concern over the pending matter of protest from Architect Design Group, the company originally ranked as rst choice design architect, and moved to table for one month. Motion died for lack of second. Grant funding stipulates project must be completed in calendar year 2013 and Board is eager for construction to begin. 9. Approve purchase of Seacoast Loan interest. (Richard Pringle) Board declined to purchase $6,800 balance of rst mortgage facing foreclosure held by Seacoast Bank on a home that had originally been nanced with SHIP funds. 10. Authorize Impact Fee Study (Larry Hilton) Board declined to lift suspension of collection of impact fees which would incur approximately $20,000 cost of another impact fee study, but Board has the right to remove the suspension before February 2014. 11. Authorize advertisement for County Manager position. (Larry Hilton) Board discussed at length the process and options for hiring a county manager. Board continued this item until Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. when the Board will reconvene to determine required quali cations, candidate pro le, job description and spending authority of the position, and direct posting of position for hire. Board will seek assistance of Florida City & County Management Association Range Rider program that offers free help in the process of recruiting a county manager. 12. Authorize an Acting County Manager. Board appointed Community Development Director Larry Hilton to serve until March 25, 2013 as Acting/Interim County Manager with conditions imposed that his employment cannot be terminated without cause, he cannot hire or re department head employees without Board approval, and spending authority shall be up to $10,000 on budgeted items without bids for department directors, and up to $25,000 with written quotes, and items over $25,000 will require Board approval. Mr. Hilton had requested a date certain for the term, expressed disinterest in applying for the position permanently, and stated he would work with the Board if successful candidate needed more time before assuming the position. His current salary of $90,833 will not change during his interim position. He was assured he may revert back to his position of Community Development Director when County Manager is hired. 13. Board directed Mr. Hilton to secure temporary full time services of an administrative assistant for his of ce, up to a six months term; salary, to be negotiated by Mr. Hilton, will include no bene ts. CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS COUNTY ATTORNEY Mr. Pringle stated he plans to provide an educational presentation to the board covering sunshine laws, declarations of con ict and other ethical issues in the near future. COUNTY MANAGER & DEPARTMENT HEADS 13. Emergency Medical Service inspection results (Larry Hilton) Mr. Hilton stated an unannounced state inspection of EMS revealed no de ciencies and Hilton read the inspector’s comments of the excellency of the service and appreciation for the help of Public Safety Director Bob Jones and the EMS Staff. GREAT JOB and KUDOS to our EMTs and Paramedics! Mr. Hilton reminded the Board of the annual dinner meeting of the Economic Development Council on Thursday December 20 at which District 23 Senator Garrett Richter, Senate President Pro Tempore will be the guest speaker. Mr. Hilton told the Board the tentative date for visit by our legislative delegation is Jan. 18. Mr. Hilton said the request for bids seeking buyer of the surplus double-wide now at Orton a Community Park has not been advertised but plans to place it on govdeals.com. Mr. Hilton stated he had conferred with Finance Clerk Nancy Dean and determined that budget funding did not include salary for full time code enforcement of cer, but does include funding for an inspector position that formerl y performed code enforcement. PUBLIC INPUT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS Steve Dobbs advised the Board of appreciation from Boys Scouts for use of the Lakeport Community Center as a central meeting place for Scouts from Belle Glade, Pahokee, Clewiston and Okeechobee. Pete Quasius updated the Board of water management issues. COMMISSIONERS ITEMS AND COMMENTS ADJOURN Agenda notes are prepared by Donna Storter who is solely responsible for their content. Glades County Commission meeting notes 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).  Jimmy Randall Roberts, 22, Wagon Trail Road, Moore Haven, was arrested Nov. 29 by the GCSO on a felony charge of possession of burglary tools, and misdemeanor charges of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence and loitering or prowling. His bond was set at $5,000.  Jose Mora, 41, Lake Buffum Road East, Fort Meade, was arrested Dec. 2 by the GCSO on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $2,500.  Roberto Hernandez, 45, S.W. Palomino Drive, Moore Haven, was arrested Dec. 4 by the GCSO on felony charges of cruelty toward a child/abuse without great harm (two counts). His bond was set at $15,000.  Mitchell Young Jr., 32, Eldorado Ave., Moore Haven, was arrested Dec. 5 by the GCSO on felony charges of driving while license suspended habitual offender, unnatural and lascivious act and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). His bond was set at $22,000.  Justin Pete McClenithan, 27, Shady Lane, Ortona, was arrested Dec. 5 by the GCSO on felony charges of smuggling contraband into a detention facility, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), carrying a concealed weapon and possession o f burglary tools. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of loitering or prowling and resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence His bond was set at $43,000.  Joshua Rhodes, 23, Corral Court, Moore Haven, was arrested Dec. 6 by the GCSO on a felony charge of grand theft. His bond was set at $5,000.  Thomas McGill Jr., 32, C Road, Felda, was arrested Dec. 10 by the GCSO on felon y charges of criminal mischief, burglary of an unoccupied structure (two counts), grand theft (two counts) and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. His bond was set at $51,000.  Winford Allan Thomas, 55, Ave. A, Moore Haven, was arrested Dec. 10 by the GCSO on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor charge of battery. His bond was set at $10,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Arrest Report The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated the following reports of crimes last w eek: BUCKHEAD RIDGE  Lake Street criminal mischief  Maple Street burglary  Linda Road theft (identity)  Lisa Lane fraud LAKEPORT  Bull Head Grade theft  Alligator Road burglary  S.R. 78 E. burglary MOORE HAVEN  10th Street criminal mischief MUSE  Hollywood St. burglary  Silver Lake Hunt Club theft  County Road 731 burglary ORTONA  Riverview Drive theft (dog)  S.R. 78 W. burglary PALMDALE  Main Avenue theft Investigations

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Crossword Puzzle Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.31/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 2.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 3.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 12.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 5.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “The national average has continued to see a steady decline over the last week, and that trend will likely continue through this week at the very least,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Last week, the Energy Information Administration reported one of the largest single week increases in gasoline inventories in my recent memory, which will likely contribute downward pressure to wholesale gasoline prices in the days and perhaps weeks ahead,” DeHaan said. Gas Price Update

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 820 W. Sugarland Hwy. in Clewiston • 863.983.9105 Visit us online at: www.ecof.com David C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S. Founder & Medical Director DO YOU NEED A RETINA SPECIALIST?Shailesh Gupta, MD, FACS, is Board Certi ed in Ophthalmology and specializes in diseases of the retina and vitreous. He brings extensive experience in the treatment of a wide variety of retina disorders, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Special to the Glades County DemocratSchool hosts bingo fundraiserBINGO! All who attended Friday nights Bingo Chili at the Moore Haven Elementary School Cafeteria had a great time. Games began at 6:30 p.m. and went on until the last prize was given out around 8:30 p.m. The grand prize winner was Brice Prowant, son of Brian and Susan Prowant of Moore Haven. Pictured are, left to right, Kristi Hingson, Safety Patrol Sponsor, Brice Prowant, winner of the Garmin GPS donated by Sheriff Whiddon, and Elizabeth Devine, Safety Patrol Sponsor. Special to the Glades County DemocratBuilders Club hosts food driveWest Glades Builders Club sponsored a food drive in November and then purchased turkeys to create Thanksgiving boxes for families in need at the school, and in the community. All food drive items not used in boxes and extra boxes were donated to United Way/Salvation Army of LaBelle. The Greatest Christmas GiftBy Austin MoorhouseGlades County Library The greatest gift you can give your children is the gift of the ability to read and read w ell. Given this gift your child now has the one necessary tool to learn anything he or she wishes to learn because most everything that man knows or has discovered since the beginning of his existence has been written somewhere—whether it be a book, on the Internet or somewhere else. Writing, engineering, architecture, foreign languages, arts and sciences and literally everything else may be learned through reading. To say nothing at all about reading for pleasure. Remember, library cards are free. Does your child have a library card? Please, encourage your child to read. Glades County Library News

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian ReservationWe reserve the right to cancel at any time. See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Management reserves all rights. Person who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA! Like us on Facebook Win a Luxurious Cadillac ATS!Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 9pm. Earn Entries Daily in December!*May not accurately represent model won. BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 By Barbara BrownSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Fast, easy and delicious, is the way members of the Glades County Woman’s Club described the banquet held at their annual Christmas party/meeting, and their guests agreed that a meal catered by Cassie Williams’ “Cracker Country Cookin’ and Caterin’” is the way to go—no covered dishes to cook, and no dishes to wash when the party is over! President Kandi Snow welcomed thirty members and their guests by having them introduce themselves. She thanked Gerri Burleson, in absentia, for the name tags which Gerri made. Guests included Jerri Wilson, Tammy Humphries, Linda Fox, Lacreshia Smith, Gail Bellin and Lindsey Swaford. Kandi announced that only plans for the club’s participation in Christmas on the Caloosahatchee would be discussed, and all reports would be suspended until the January meeting. She also thanked members of the Historical Society, for use of the beautifully decorated Westergaard House. Following the buffet meal, vice president Donna Storter, led the group in a hilarious Chinese Auction. It is an inside secret, but ask any member why it is rumored that Pat Lucas may conduct the program at the January meeting—as the result of the gift she chose. Practice makes perfect Pat! Donna closed the game by having everyone join her in singing “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Silent Night.” Kandi announced that the club’s booth at Christmas on the Caloosahatchee will be serving (for only $1.00 donation) pulled pork or chicken sliders. Members who volunteered to work the rst shift should be at the Tom Perry Park by 4 p.m., Dec. 13, to help set up their booth. Glades County Woman’s Club is growing by leaps and bounds, and in an effort to reach out to other women who live in Glades County, or who are interested in the advancement of the county, open enrollment membership is being offered for discounted dues. If you are over 18 years of age, and interested in becoming a member, applications will be available at their booth. Glades County Woman’s Club hosts Christmas party Special to the Glades County DemocratPatricia Spooner, Linda Fox and Bobbi Brown were among the approximately 30 participants who enjoyed the Glades County Woman’s Club holiday party. Special to the Glades County DemocratGlades County Woman’s Club president Kandi Snow welcomed members and guests to the Glades County Woman’s Club Christmas party.

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“Emma’s” mom rst noticed the cuts when “Emma” was doing the dishes one night. Emma (not her real name) told her mom that their cat had scratched her. Her mom seemed surprised that the cat had been so rough, but she didn’t think much more about it. Emma’s friends had noticed something strange as well. Even when the weather was hot, Emma wore long-sleeved shirts. She had become secretive, too, like something was bothering her. But Emma couldn’t seem to nd the words to tell her mom or her friends that the marks on her arms were from something she had done. “Anna” was wearing long sleeves under her soccer jersey again. She told her friend she was concerned about getting too much sun. But when Anna raised her arm, her friend noticed fresh cuts on her forearm. When Anna saw that her friend was looking at them, she said something about ‘losing a ght with her mother’s rose bushes.’ Cutting, also known as Self-Injury, (SI), or self-mutilation (SM) is a very common problem and many people are struggling to deal with it. Cutting is a way of expressing and dealing with deep distress and emotional pain. SI or SM can take on a variety of forms, from actual cutting of the skin with sharp objects to burning themselves, punching themselves, or banging their heads against the wall. Cutting has been popping up more in movies, music and other areas of pop culture. Since cutting is generally done in private, no one really knows how widespread it is, however, the majority, but not all are female teens. Accurate information about rates and trends of self-harm are dif cult to obtain since the majority of people who engage in self-harm conceal their injuries and ma y never come into contact with medical or other services as a result of their self-harming behaviors. Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce in partnership with LaBelle High School is hosting a very important one night event on Suicide Prevention and Self-Injury Awareness presented by C.A.R.E.S. Parents, students, educators and professionals are encouraged to attend to gain a better understanding of this rising epidemic. Self-injury is a cry for help. Kids engaging in these behaviors desperatel y need parents to provide understanding and a willingness to listen. Glades County families are invited to attend the program at the LaBelle High School Auditorium on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. to have a better understanding of self-harm among young people—why it happens, how to deal with it, and how to recover from what can become a very destructive cycle. C.A.R.E.S. (Community Awareness in Recognizing & Educating on Suicide) is an organization focusing on suicide prevention and awareness through education and advocacy. Participants will gain an understanding of suicide prevention and of self-injury and the steps to take in addressing self-injurious behavior in adolescents and young adults. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Action Adventure Fine Dining Entertainment Travel RomanceAnd Lots of Laughter! Wishing You A Newsworthy Season!May your holiday season contain all the makings of lasting memories for you and your loved ones. We appreciate your readership and look forward to your continued support. We also like to let you know about ourEARLY DEADLINESfor the December 27th issue: Display ads Thursday, December 20 at 4pm Classied ads Thursday, December 20 at 4pm Obituaries will deadline on Monday, December 24 at 2 pm Help appreciatedWe’d like to take a moment and thank some great people in our community, and in Clewiston and LaBelle as well, for donating prizes without hesitation to the Safety Patrol students at Moore Haven Elementary School for our Chili Bingo Night. These students are w orking diligently to raise the funds to visit our nation’s capital in the spring. The students, their parents and sponsors would like to thank the following: BP of Moore Haven, Napa Auto Parts, InSparations, Sharon’s Beauty Salon, Antijitos Mexican Restaurant, Joey’s Pizza, Subway of Moore Haven, Fast & Friendly Pharmacy of Moore Haven, Mr. Steve Hammond of Moore Haven, Bella Vida day & Medical Spa of Clewiston, Popeye’s of Clewiston, Holiday Creations in Lake Harbor, LaBelle Family Florist & Gifts, Bello’s Jewerly of Clewiston, Sonny’s BBQ, K&M Drugs of Clewiston, Little Caesar’s Pizza, and Seacoast Bank in Moore Haven. Most of all, we want to thank Sheriff Whiddon for donating the grand prize, which was a Garmin handheld GPS! Sincerely, Kristi Hingson and Elizabeth Devine, Safety Patrol sponsors at Moore Haven Elementary School Letters to the Editor Teenage cutting: A trend on the rise Chalo Nitka vendors soughtMarch 1 and 2 of 2013 mark the 65th annual Chalo Nitka Festival and Rodeo in Moore Haven. Vendor booth applications for the festival are now available and can be lled out online at www.chalonitka.com. For more information about becoming a v endor, please call 863-946-0300 or email Emily at erigdon@gladescountyedc.com. W e hope to see you there!Enter Chalo Nitka paradeApplications are being accepted from church groups, civic groups, individuals, community associations, and any others interested in participating in the 65th annual Chalo Nitka parade. There is no fee to enter. If you or your group are interested in participating, you may submit an entry form online at www.chalonitka.com. You may also call 863-946-0300 or email Emily at erigdon@ gladescountyedc.com and we’ll send one to y ou. Come out and help us celebrate!Church invites all to servicesBuckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Road, would like to announce they now have a full-time Pastor, Pastor Arlen Cook. They invite eveyone to attend services: Sunday School 9:45 a.m., worship service 11 a.m. and Sunday evening at 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m., with supper starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in worship. A rt in the Park 2013The Glades County Public Library and its A dvisory Board invite area artists and craftsmen to exhibit and sell their work at the eighth annual Art in the Park event in Moore Haven, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This popular free event, centered in and around the library, brings artists and the public together in a wonderful setting by the Caloosahatchee River. Painters, sculptors, photographers, and handcrafters are encouraged to contact the library now and reserve their place. Exhibiting and parking are free. The address is 201 Riverside Drive. For more information and to reserve a place, contact Mary Booher, Director of Libraries at 863-946-0744 or mbooher@myhlc.org.Eagles plan December activitiesThe Fraternal Order of Eagles #452, 101 Avenue J in Moore Haven, will host the following activities in December:  Tuesday Nights Bingo at 7 p.m. (open to the public);  Wednesday Nights – Free pool and Juke Box members and guests;  Friday Nights – Steak Dinners 5 – 8 p.m. (open to the public);  Saturdays and Sundays Full breakfast served 8–11 a.m. (open to the public);  Saturday nights Members pool tournament; chicken wings carry out only (open to the public); Meetings: are as follows:  Men Aerie second and fourth Thursdays 7 p.m.  Lady Auxiliary rst and third Thursdays 7 p.m. There will be no initiations this month.BHR VFW Auxiliary helps homeless vetsThe Buckhead Ridge VFW womens’ auxiliary is asking for contributions of denim jeans, in any condition, to be used in the making of bed roles for homeless vets. These will be distributed locally by Big Lake Missions. Jackets and blankets are also needed. Contributions may be dropped off at either of Okeechobee’s VFW posts or the Buckhead Ridge VFW post. For more information, call 863-763-8011.Westergaard House available for private and public eventsGlades County Historical Society reminds community members that you can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House for your meetings, showers, parties, political party get-togethers seven days a week. Non-pro t organizations are all free; all residents are charged $25 for each event. You are welcomed to use the inside or the lawn areas. The address is 270 Ave. L, Moore Haven near the Methodist Church. Phone Anne Coffey at 863-801-5199 or Julie Wigton at 946-2060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information. Glades at a Glance Continued from page 3

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Employment Full Time GLADES COUNTYCLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDAFISCAL ASSISTANT IIMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Associate of Science Degree from an accredited college in Accounting and three (3) years progressively responsible experience. in Accounting or Finance; or a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be substituted for above quali cations. EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Including Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Holidays, Education Reimbursement Program, Employee Health Care and membership with the Florida Retirement System. SALARY RANGE : $32,000.00 $38,000.00 REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION : Glades County Employment Application and copy of valid Florida Driver’s License.SUBMIT RESUME TO: Glades County Clerk of Courts P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471 500 Avenue J Suite 102 (863) 946-6010 Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug Free Work Place Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business EquipmentRefrigerators for sale Stainless steel 2 door commercial fridge, $250.(good for storing produce,perishables) Stand-up display cooler/ one door/ excellent condition, $500.Call 561-261-7699. leave message if no answer. (561)261-7699 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsBelle Glade 651 SE 4th St. 3br/1ba. W/D hookup, very quiet neighborhood. Call 305-487-2850. BELLE GLADE & South Bay, 2BR, 1BA apts. $450/month. Call 561-996-5420. Apartments MIRA VERDEHOLIDAY MOVE IN SPECIALPay no Application fee for December FIRST MONTH FREE!!• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH Saturday by appointment!**Looking for FARMWORKERS to come live with us** LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (877) 255-7316 LaBelle, FL Give your family the greatest present in the world…a nice home!MIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE LAS NAVIDADES!! No pagan por costo de applicacion para Diciembre. 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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 fiihlifid Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 261012CA000300XXXXXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANK OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-1, Plaintiff, vs. MARTHA C. HERNANDEZ A/K/A MARTHA CELINA HERNANDEZ; et al Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST NELSON HERNANDEZ, deceased, RESIDENCES UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Hendry County, Florida: LOTS 14 AND 15, IN BLOCK 403, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON FLORIDA, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 71-78, INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is 2691 East Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 303, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306 within 30 days from the rst date of publication, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on December 4, 2012. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As 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 Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort, Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 432416 CN 12/13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 222010CA000249CAXXXX LOANCARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING INC., Plaintiff, VS. JAMES A BURTON JR, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led November 13, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 222010CA000249CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Okeechobee, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the south door steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL. 33471 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 21st day of February, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, towit: Lot 94 of a Replat of a portion of Third Addition to Buckhead Ridge, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, Public Records of Glades County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the s pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th day of November, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 431522 GCD 12/13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10-000048-CA PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. SHERRY Y. ADAMS, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 8, 2012, and entered in Case No. 10-000048-CA of the Circuit Court o f the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Sherry Y. Adams, Nicky Holter, Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association, Inc., PNC Bank, National Association, as Successor By Merger with National City Bank, as Successor By Merger with Harbor Federal Savings Bank, Unknown Tenant #1 n/k/a Nathan Holter, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Glades County, Florida on the 27th day o f December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 22, BLOCK B, LAKEVIEW ESTATES, AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 100, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHE R WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: MERI, MODEL: 1998, TITLE NUMBERS: 45262099145873395, ID NUMBERS: CF24424924A/ 24424924B INCLUDING THE BUILDINGS AND APPURTENANCES LOCATED THEREON AND TOGETHER WITH THE FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES SITUATED THEREIN AND LOCATED THEREON. A/K/A 1011 CASEY LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 9th day of November, 2012. Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintif f P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 11-89506 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. To le response please contact Glades County Cler k of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 430888 GCD 12/6,13/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000105 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. MATHEW HAUGHT A/K/A MATTHEW HAUGHT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 11-13-2012, and entered in Case No. 201 1-CA-000105 of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Wendy Haught, Mathew Haught a/k/a Matthew Haught, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on Glades County, Florida at on the 17th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2832 CR 731, VENUS, FL 33960 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 16th day of November, 2012. Joe Flint, Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimileeService: servealaw@albertellilaw.comSJ 11-74317 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. To le response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 431365 GCD 12/6,13/2012 DIRT SALE BID Barron Water Control District is accepting SEALED bid proposals up to 9:00 A.M., Friday, January 4, 2013, at the District of ce, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL for the sale of about 260,000 cubic yards of dirt along several canals. To inquire and receive detailed bidding speci cations and instructions contact the District of ce at 863-675-0346, between the hours of 8:00 A.M and 4:30 P.M. Monday Friday. The District reserves the right to hold all proposals for sixty (60) days and to reject any or all proposals, with or without cause, and to waive technical errors and informalities or to accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District, Lester B. Baird General Manager 432533 CN/CB 12/13,20,27/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on December 27th 2012 @ 8 a.m. at Affordable Towing 749 NW Ave L Belle Glade FL 33430: 2002 Cadillac, VIN: 1GYEC63T72R106976 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 432528 CN 12/13/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on December 24th 2012 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 1993 Ford, VIN: 1FACP45E6PF120418 1992 GMC,VIN: 1GTDC14Z4NE551291 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 432527 CN 12/13/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend. 432385 CN 12/13/2012 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-25CP Division: Probate IN RE: THE ESTATE OF : ROGER SMITH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Roger Smith, deceased, whose date of death was March 13, 2012, and whose social security number is 263-11-0648, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P. O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is December 13, 2012. Personal Representative: Diane Smith c/o Jeffrey A. Fadley, Esquire 807 South West 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 A ttorney for Personal Representative: JEFFREY A. FADLEY, P.A. Fla. Bar No. 035667 A ttorney for Petitioner 807 South West 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL. 34974 Telephone: (863) 763-5733 Facsimile (863) 763-6199 432302 GCD 12/13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 12-000490-CA JC GEMINI II, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. DAVID W. HART A/K/A DAVID WATSON HART; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID W. HART A/K/A DAVID WATSON HART; JOHN W. STEPHENSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN W. STEPHENSON; IDA ANN STEPHENSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF IDA ANN STEPHENSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), YE REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, TI-IE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DAVID W. HART A/K/A DAVID WATSON HART; Whose residence(s) is/are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: Lot 27, Block 2034, PORT LABELLE SUBDIVISION UNIT 2, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, 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 plaintiffs attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0539, 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 27th day of November, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 431689 CN 12/6,13/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2007-001116-CA BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006.18, Plaintiff, VS. OSCAR CEBALLOS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an. Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 28, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2007-001116-CA of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-18, is the Plaintiff and OSCAR CEBALLOS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF OSCAR CEBALLOS N/K/A JANE DOE; EVERGLADES TREE SERVICE INC; TENANT #1 N/K/A SERENA GREEN; TENANT #2 N/K/A CALVIN BERT are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 2nd day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6, BLOCK 70, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 37-39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 230 N Quebrada Street, 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 le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F07055455 COUNTRY CONY B/C-RUNASSIGNED-Team 2 F07055455**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 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 this proceeding. 431980 CN 12/6,13/2012 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. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 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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 2058 2009 1354432-A0000800100 Carter Construction and Development, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4529, 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431133 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 870 2005 1134432-A0001660100 Andres Perez The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2991 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431092 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2028 2009 1354432-A0000140100 Pablo & Migdalia Ramos The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4644 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431026 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2915 2009 2024329-28000000860 Monna Shreve Williams Lots 159 and 160, Ford Park, Section One, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431023 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2065 2009 1354432-A0001090000 Cornel & Peaches Davis The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, 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 4470 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431052 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2054 2009 1354432-A0000700000 Juana Rosquete Estate and Belle Steiner The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter in Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4489 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431064 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Services Bene t Unit for assessments on properties for maintenance of water lines within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2013, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 8, 2013, in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Karson Turner, Vice Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 432249 CN/CB 12/13,20,27/2012 1/3/2013 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 2095 2009 1354432-A0002180100 Luis Deville The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, 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 3859 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431135 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 SPECIAL NOTICE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE Pursuant to Florida statutes chapter 590.125, be advised that the FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE will be conducting fuel treatment (control burning, mowing or chopping) in selected parcels in the following designated areas during the period November 1, 2012-December 31, 2013. These treatments are for reducing the re occurrence hazard and to establish fuel continuity breaks. Township 42 Range 29 Sections-32 Township 43 Range 28 Sections1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,27,28,29,30 and 31 Township 43 Range 29 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27 28,33 and 34 Township 43 Range 30 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27, 28,32;33,34,35 and36 Township 43 Range 31 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,27,28,33,34, and 35 Township 43 Range 32 Sections 6,7,18,19,20,29,30,31 and 32 Township 43 Range 34 Sections 7,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,23,24,25 and 26 Township 44 Range 28 Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, and 31 Township 44 Range 29 Sections 4,9,14,15 and 16 Township 44 Range 32 Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34,35 and 36 Township 44 Range 33 Sections 5,6,7,8 west half of 18,19,29,30,31 and 32 Township 45 Range 29 Sections 8,9,16,17,20,21,26,27,28,29,32,33,34 and 35 Township 48Range 33 Section 9 If your real property is not located in the designated areas above, you need not concern yourself with this matter. Otherwise if you should have any objections or questions, please direct them to the: FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE 10941 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, Fl. 33905 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. Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2056 2009 1354432-A0000710000 BC and PC Corporation The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4487, 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431132 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Public Notice

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION and ASSESSMENT SAVINGS up to $50,000 You can also apply online at www.pbcgov.com/papa Exemption E le Senior Citizen Exemption: The additional exemption applies to all tax rates adopted by Palm Beach County and the municipalities of Boynton Beach, Haverhill, Lake Worth, Lantana, Loxahatchee Groves, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Royal Palm Beach, and Wellington. To qualify: TAX SAVINGSGARY R. NIKOLITS, CFAPALM BEACH COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISERFiling Deadline for 2013 Tax Saving Exemptions is March 1, 2013In order to qualify for this exemption and savings you must: • Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2013 • Reside on the property as of January 1, 2013 • Be a permanent resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2013 When you apply for the exemption, please bring the following with you: 1. A copy of your recorded deed. 2. Social Security Number of all property owners. 3. Florida drivers’ license (Valid in Florida Only License is for Non-Residents). 4. Permanent residency proof (Alien Registration Card), if not a U.S. citizen In addition, please bring the following items which apply to you: 5. Florida vehicle registration. 6. Florida voters’ registration. (Matching the address where the exemption is being requested) 7. Declaration of Domicile, if applicable. 8. Death certi cate, if applicable, for widow(er)’s exemption.You may also visit the Property Appraiser’s of ce to le. If you do not drive, or do not have access to the internet, please call our of ce and an application will be mailed to you. Your application must be led by March 1, 2013 in order to qualify for a 2013 exemption. Of ces Hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru FridayDowntown Service Center, Palm Beach County Governmental Center 1st Floor, 301 North Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach ......................(561) 355-2866 North County Service Center 3188 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens (561) 624-6521 South County Service Center 14925 Cumberland Dr., Delray Beach ....(561) 276-1250 Mid-Western Communities Service Center 200 Civic Center Way, Suite 200, Royal Palm Beach ..............................................................................(561) 784-1220 West County Service Center 2976 State Road 15, Belle Glade....(561) 996-48901. You must have a homestead exemption. 2. At least one homeowner, quali ed for homestead, must be 65 years old or older as of January 1, 2013. 3. Your annual adjusted gross household income for 2012 must be less than $27,000 (estimated). Applications must be received by March 1, 2013. Please visit the of ce nearest you to apply.HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT TRANSFERABLE A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY NEWLY PURCHASED OR SOLD PROPERTIES IF YOUR HOMEOWNER STATUS REMAINS THE SAME, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATIC HOMESTEAD RENEWAL RECEIPT CARD FOR 2013 Please contact our of ce for additional information regarding Widow/Widowers, Disability, Veteran’s Disability or Veteran/First Responder Surviving Spouse Exemptions.MARCH 1, 2013 IS THE FINAL DAY TO FILE FOR TAX EXEMPTIONS 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 move forward and see what’s out there. Now is the time to get your thoughts together and make it happen,” he added. Bass said you must expect the unexpected and know what others expect of you. “How can you do a job if you don’t know w hat your boss expects of you?” Principal Sandra Newkirt said she was v ery excited to be part of the inmates work to make a great change in their life. She said education can’t be taken away from them. She said they are receptive, show up on time and are very attentive and always ask for extra help. “The adult population is much more committed and they cherish and appreciate the help they get. We do our part as teachers and they do their part as students,” she explained. The goal is to give inmates more resources and abilities and more education gives them more job opportunities. Newkirt said her hope is the inmates make it on the outside and don’t come back to prison. Inmate Tony Servance said it felt great to get a diploma. He said lack of education had hindered him for a long time and that he had lost con dence in himself. He came to prison and took advantage of every program they offered. He also praised the warden who teaches her own class on life skills every Tuesday night to help inmates. “She gave me an opportunity when I didn’t believe in myself. She never gave up on me and gave me all the resources I needed,” he added. He said it was important to get the GED because all of his brothers and sisters graduated and he knew how important it was for not only himself, but his wife and daughter. He said this lets him take back control of his life. Inmate Joseph Conley Jr. celebrated the milestone with his family. His mother only recently received her GED and had encouraged Joseph to get his. At 25 years of age, he now looks forward to a better job and more opportunities on the outside. “I’m really proud of this. My mother was really proud. I hope this is my rst and last trip in here,” he explained. Inmate Shane Sillet said he never put the effort into education when he was in public school as a kid. He said you can do anything if you want it bad enough. “It means a lot to me. My family has provided a lot of support. I’m going to keep moving forward when I get out,” he added. He would like to pursue a job repairing small engines and vehicles. Warden Laura Bedard said the entire staff has played a role in changing a life. She said she was very proud of the inmates and how they have worked to change their life. “There is always hope, you might be in a bad place right now, but there is always hope. I’m proud of all of you and your accomplishments. You should be proud of yourself; it is a huge milestone in your life. I hope it’s the beginning of new things for all of you and you realize how important it is to do positive things in your life.” The prison offers a variety of educational and vocational programs to inmates. Prison of cials said studys show inmates who earn their GED are less likely to recommit crime after they are released. It also gives them a better chance to earn full time employment. In 2011, for example, nearly 3,000 inmates in the CCA system received the GED. The facility currently houses 960 inmates. Many of them get to work in the arts with music, painting and poetry. INMATESContinued From Page 1 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Charles MurphyInmates Gary Pittman, Wayne Murray and Felipe Barrera (left to right) sing Celebration by Kool and the Gang at the conclusion of Thursday’s graduation ceremony at Moore Haven Correctional. Glades County School Superintendent Scott Bass speaks to inmates on expectations.

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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 2086 2009 1354432-A0001760000 Lawrence & Aleida Arlene Capomaggi The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80 feet thereof. Also known as 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431065 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2055 2009 1354432-A0000700100 Maria Chacon The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4488 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431111 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2094 2009 1354432-A0002150100 Luis Deville The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract No. 3861 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431131 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2026 2009 1354432-A0000120100 Jorge Hernandez & Rosa Ramos The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35,Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4625 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431137 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2062 2009 1354432-A0001020000 Mervyn Bruno and Phyllis Bruno-David The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter, of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4418, 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431138 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2182 2009 1364432-A0002110100 Toribio Diago The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30 feet. Also known as Tract 4133 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431139 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2010-CA-000060 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. LOIS R. LASHWAY et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 13, 2012 and entered in Case No. 22-2010CA-000060 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and LOIS R. LASHWAY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; 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 10th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:1 Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN STATE LOT 3 OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 13; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 13, A DISTANCE OF 2167.51 FEET, TO THE 17 FEET CONTOUR LINE AS SURVEYED BY W.T. WALLIS, JR. (ALSO KNOWN AS THE WALLIS MEANDER LINE); THENCE NORTH 33 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE, A DISTANCE OF 504.13 FEET, TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE PLAT OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY LINE EXTENDED ACROSS STATE ROAD NO. 721, A DISTANCE OF 70.88 FEET, TO THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 721; THENCE SOUTH 33 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 273.67 FEET, TO A 5/8 INCHES IRON ROD WITH CAP STAMPED LS 5081 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 33 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 131.22 FEET TO A 90P NAIL; THENCE NORTH 27 INCHES 51 FEET 29 INCHES WEST, PARALLEL TO SAID SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 145.45 FEET, TO A 5/8 INCH IRON ROD; THENCE NORTH 34 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET, TO A 5/8 INCH IRON ROD; THENCE SOUTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS EAST, PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 142.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO KNOWN AS LOTS 5 AND 6 OF ROGER SWANSON UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, IN STATE LOT 3, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND DESCRIPTION OF A PARCEL OF LAND IN STATE LOT 3 IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; COMMENCING AT A STATE PIPE MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CONER OF SAID SECTION 13, RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 11 MINUTS 20 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 13 A DISTANCE OF 2167.51 FEE TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE AS RUN BY W.T. WALLIS, JR/ IN 1926 AND BALANCE; THENCE NORHT 33 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SAID 17 CONTOUR LINE A DISTANC EOF 504.13 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PALM RIDGE SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, INSTRUMENT NO. 44949 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 290.67 FEE TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 271.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTH 34 DEGREES 20 MINTUES 49 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 152.67 FEET; THENCE NORTH 34 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 27 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 152.67 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION. ALSO KNOWN AS LOTS 7 AND 8 OF ROGER SWANSON UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, IN STATE LOT 3, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 428 COUNTY ROAD 721 LOOP, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 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 F10011941 CHASEDIRECT-SPECFHLMC--Team 3 F 10011941 **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. 431523 CN 12/6,13/2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN : Jaime Perez, 1255 Riviera Ave., Clewiston Kanoasha P. Jackson, 1208 Kentucky Ave., Clewiston David C. Romero, Sr., 726 Midstate Loop, Clewiston Antonio Gonzalez, 609 E. Trinidad Ave., Clewiston You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-983-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 12/06/2012 432130 CN/CB 12/13/2012 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE FOR NEW WELL WITH RAW WATER LINE The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its issuance of Permit Number 313079-001-DS to construct a new raw water well pump, discharged piping, appurtenances, along with raw water line to the existing water treatment plant serving approximately 40 people at a facility located at 11045 County Road 833, Clewiston, Hendry County Florida, to Alico, Inc., 10070 Daniels Interstate Court, Suite 100, Ft. Myers FL 33913. The application is available for public inspection from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except for legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364 West, Fort Myers, FL 33902. This permit is hereby granted. This action is nal and effective on the date led with the Clerk of the Department unless a suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is timely led under Section 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes as provided below. If a suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is timely led, this action automatically becomes only proposed agency action on the application, subject to the result of the administrative review process. Therefore, on the ling of a timely and suf cient petition, this action will not be nal and effective until further order of the Department. Because an administrative hearing may result in the reversal or substantial modi cation of this action, the applicant is advised not to commence construction or other activities until the deadlines noted below for ling a petition for an administrative hearing or request for an extension of time have expired. Mediation is provided as set forth in section 120.573 of the Florida Statutes and Rule 28-106.404 Florida Administrative Code. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Section 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 2900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000. Under Rule 62.100.1064(4) of the Florida Administrative Code, a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may also request an extension of time to le a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be led with the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is action upon. If a timely and suf cient petition for an administrative hearing is led, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. In accordance with Rule 62-110.106(3)(a)(4), petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be led within 14 days of receipt of prior written notice or 14 days of receipt of this publication. Petitions led by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.06(3) of the Florida Statutes, must be led within 14 days of receipt of written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.06(3) of the Florida Statutes, however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determined (hearing) under Section 1290.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c Rules or Statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; and(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, a required by Rule 28-106.301. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Florida Statutes, a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely led. This permit constitutes an order of the Department. Subject to the provisions of paragraph 120.68(7)(a) of the Florida Statutes, which may require a remand for an administrative hearing, the applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes, by the ling of a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Of ce of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000; and by ling a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable ling fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be led within 30 days from the date when the order is led with the clerk of the Department. The applicant, or any party within the meaning of Section 373.114(1)(a) or 373.4275 of the Florida Statutes, may also seek appellate review of the order before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission under Section 373.114(1) or 373.4275 of the Florida Statutes. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be led with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the order if led with the Clerk of the Department. 432531 CN 12/13/2012 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 1748 2008 1224432-01000550130 Morgan & Rosa J. Aponte Lot 13, Block 55, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431062 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 13, 2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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HENDRY COUNTY—Take a break from holiday stress and enjoy the area’s natural beauty with a birding tour. The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society w ill host a birding tour at the South Florida Water Management District Stormw ater Treatment Area 5 on Dec. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On Dec. 29, the Hendry-Glades A udubon Society will sponsor a trip to the STA as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count. The stormwater treatment areas, owned and operated by the South Florida Water Management District, are vast, constructed wetlands that use vegetation to naturally cleanse excess nutrients from w ater before it enters the Everglades. These remote, shallow-water marshes attract many species of nesting wading birds, migratory and other water fowl such as great blue herons, wood storks, snowy egrets, great egrets and roseate spoonbills. Tours are open to anyone, but participants must register to reserve a spot on the trips. Space is limited! Tours are capped at maximium of 60 participants, and may be more limited on some tours. The STA-5 schedule follows the tour information and directions.Tour InformationReminders: Take sunscreen, water, snacks, hats and wear closed-toe shoes. Tour-participants must stay on the levee. There is no age minimum for the trips. Birders will now be allowed to drive around cell 1B in a one-way fashion. Carpooling is strongly advised to minimize the number of vehicles in the area. The caravan will be led by a Hendry-Glades Audubon Society member. Reservations are required. To sign up for the STA-5 Birding Tour, send an e-mail to Margaret England with your name and contact information, the date you want to go, and the number in your party. You may also le ave a message at 863-517-0202. For general information, contact B. J. Kattel 561-682-6640.STA-5 DirectionsVia Alligator Alley: STA-5 is south of Clewiston on the NW corner of Rotenberger WMA. From Miami: Get to Alligator Alley via your favorite route (e.g., Turnpike to I-75, Palmetto to I-75, I-95 to I-595 W to I75). Go west to Government (Snake) Road at the Micosukee gas station (exit 49). Take Government Road north to CR-835. Follow CR-835 for three miles to Deer Fence Road (on right at curve). Go east on Deer Fence Road (dirt road) for two miles, cross the bridge at STA-5; continue east on the unpaved road to the parking area east of the tower. Via South Bay: Take US-27 north or SR-80 west (from Palm Beach) to US-27 at South Bay. Go west on US-27 toward Clewiston for 13 1/2 miles. Look for Evercane Road (CR-835) and the J & J Ag. Products sign. Continue south on CR835 for about 26.7 miles to Deer Fence Road. Turn left onto Deer Fence Road (dirt road) and continue about 2 miles, cross the bridge at STA-5; continue eas t on the unpaved road to the parking are a east of the tower. Directions from Naples/Ft. Myers area: If you live to the south, you should take Alligator Alley east to the Micosukee gas station at exit 49, and follow the directions above. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertinament & Attractions December 2012 Birding tours planned to stormwater treatment area Courtesy photo/ SFWMDBald Eagle Courtesy photo/ SFWDRed Shouldered Hawk Courtesy photo/ SFWDRosette Spoonbill

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!See Players Club for more details. Management reserves the right to change or cancel the promotion at any time. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.Like us on Facebook *May not accurately represent model won. Limit one coupon per person. Must be a new Players Club member. Membership is free to all 21 or over. Approved ID will be required for redemption. All offers are subject to availability. Non-negotiable, non-transferrable, cannot be combined with a ny other offer and must be redeemed in person at Seminole Brighton Casino. No Cash value. No un-used credit will be returned. Semionle Casino Brighton is not responsible for lost or stolen coupons. 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(Must not be a member in any Semionle or Hard Rock Casino in FL Players Club).NEW MEMBERS SIGN UP FOR A PLAYERS CLUB WILD CARD AND GET $100* FREE PLAY!Win a Luxurious Cadillac ATS!Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 9pm. Earn Entries Daily in December! BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO 3 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions December 2012 Ring in the New Year with cash giveaways, a special menu at Josiah, NYE Bingo session and more!BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION—It’s a winter wonderland thing at Seminole Casino Brighton, where luxury, cash and free play prizes help spread the holiday cheer! On Saturday, Dec. 29, win a luxurious Cadillac ATS and ring in the New Year in a new ride. Earn entries daily all month long, starting Dec.1. On Saturday, Dec. 22, Christmas trees aren’t the only green you’ll see when 50 players each win $100 in cash. Then, on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 50 lucky players will get into the spirit of receiving with a special gift of $100 in free play. Josiah will serve up hearty Christmas Day specials on Tuesday, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will enjoy a roast turkey dinner or baked ham, with all the trimmings, and a dessert for $13.95. Come party with Seminole Casino Brighton and ring in the New Year with drawings to win your share of over $10,000 cash. Five lucky winners will take home $2,013. As we countdown to 2013, Seminole Casino Brighton will transform into a NYE party with a countdown in Times Square, free party favors, free champagne and special menu. Josiah’s will serve up their Prime Rib Dinner for two (10 ounces each) which includes a choice of potato and vegetable. The entre will be available from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and costs $33.95. Surf & Turf comes with a 12ounce rib eye, jumbo garlic shrimp and choice of potato and vegetable. It costs $26.95. New Year’s Eve festivities also include a special bingo session with over $39,000 up for grabs. This also includes a $12,013 Must Go jackpot game. Tickets are on sale now in the bingo hall. Players can now enjoy bingo matinee sessions on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:45 a.m. Packs are $18 and $28. Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, visitors 55 and older will get a free bag lunch, while supplies last. On Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., visitors 55 and older will get a free breakfast, while supplies last. The free bag lunch and breakfast o ers are open to new or returning Player’s Club members. Not a member? It’s free to join, so sign up today. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m. On Sundays, the bus picks up at 11:15 a.m. and departs at 6 p.m. See the Player’s Club for promotion details.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405-slot and gaming machines, a six-table poker room, live action e-tables blackjack and roulette, high-stakes bingo action and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, 34974 (in Glades County). For more information, call toll-free 800360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www. seminolebrightoncasino.com. Winter Wonderland at Seminole Casino Brighton

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The Sunshine State may not evoke the traditional scenes of Christmas, but Florida’s connection to the holiday is the oldest in North America. According to historians, the rst of cial celebration of Christmas in North A merica was very likely in the area of w hat is now Tallahassee. In 1539, Hernado De Soto celebrated Christmas while on his expedition through Florida in search for gold and a passage to China. In the Lake Okeechobee area, two early Christmases held special meaning. On Dec. 25, 1837, 2,000 U.S. Army soldiers and Alabama Volunteers arrived in the area east of what is now Orlando to construct a fort. They named it Fort Christmas. That site of that fort is now the town of Christmas, Fla., which has a very popular post o ce this time of year. People come from miles around to h ave their Christmas cards postmarked “Christmas, FL!” If you go, expect to wait in longer-thanusual lines for what has become a holiday tradition for many. Christmas, Fla. is located about 20 miles east of Orlando on Highway 50. The historical park and museum is located a few miles north of Hwy. 50 at 1300 Fort Christmas Road (C.R. 420). In addition to the recreation of the historic fort, the town of Christmas is also home to the world’s largest alligatorshaped building, measuring at just over 200 feet. Christmas 1938 is another important date in area history—the date of the Battle of Okeechobee. As pioneers came to settle Florida, they brought with them their own holiday traditions. Frolics—a party with music and dancing—were popular gatherings for Florida settlers. For farmers and ranchers who rarely saw their neighbors, a gathering of the whole community was itself a reason to celebrate. Adding a tradition holiday made it even more special. Patrick Smith’s novel “A Land Remembered” described a Christmas frolic in Fort Drum, in what is now northern Okeechobee County: Night beat him to the trading post, and the glow of coal oil lamps spilled from the old building when he rode up and hitched Ishmael. The frolic would not be held in the open this time since the barnlike meeting hall was now completed ... For a moment Zech hesitated, feeling the urge to walk backward to the door and run for Ismael, then retreat to the prairie where he belonged. Had he known about Christmas frolics he could have purchased suitable clothes somewhere, but no one told him. He had never seen his father in a suit or his mother in a blue dress with lace, and because of this he blamed them for his situation and felt anger at them for allowing him to come to the frolic dressed as he was. Then it came to him they wouldn’t know either. Perhaps they once did, but that was too long ago in the past. In his memory he knew there had been no Christmas frolic in Florida for his mother and father and none now, and the sudden anger at them for something beyond their knowledge shamed him. His embarrassment was his alone, for no one paid him even the slightest attention for the way he dressed. The black suits in the room were worn only for funerals and weddings and the Christmas frolic and by morning every man and boy would become a duplicate of Zech. If he had looked closer he would have seen moth holes, torn seams and frayed collars and cu s, outgrown pants four inches short, missing buttons and coat sleeves that came halfway to the elbow when an arm was bent. A pot bellied stove at the left of the door grew ripe and turned red, overheating Zech and causing him to move away. One of the ladies in attendance said, “Would you like punch? ... Modern Florida communities h ave their own traditions. With no ice or sno w for a sleigh to traverse, Santa Claus nds other means of travel. In Florida communities, Santa may arrive by boat, on wate r skis, by retruck, by helicopter or even on a motorcycle. No matter his mode o f travel, children are happy to greet the jolly man in the red suit. Florida holiday celebrations have own traditions Courtesy photoThe recreated Fort Christmas gives visitors a chance to step back into Florida’s past. The nearby town of Christmas is busy this time of year as folks travel there just to post holiday cards and letters with a “Christmas, Florida” postmark. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions December 2012 With “water, water, everywhere” it’s no surprise that boat parades are popular in Florida, and lighted Christmas boat parades are a visual treat. OKEECHOBEE : The Okeechobee Yatchette Club’s 29th Annual Christmas Boat Parade is planned for Saturday, Dec. 15 on Taylor Creek. Boaters will meet on Taylor Creek just south of State Road 70 (by Burger King) between 5:15 and 5:45 p.m. Those who plan to be in the boat parade are asked to decorate their boats and string them with holiday lights. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and travels south on Taylor Creek to the Rim Canal, and then turns left (east) on the Rim Canal to end at the VFW Post on U.S. 441 S.E. For more information, call Arnie Welpley at 863-534-4777. CAPE CORAL/FORT MYERS: The 35th Annual Cape Coral Holiday Boat Along will be held Dec. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. The parade will include approximately 100 boats decorated in a festive holiday fashion. At Four Freedoms Park, the landlubbers watch the boats gather in the Bimini Basin before they begin meandering through the canals of south Cape Coral. Along with providing an ideal seat to watch the illuminated vessels, the park features holiday music, a visit from Santa, food and beverages for sale. For more information, contact 239-573-3125. PUNTA GORDA: The 23th Annual Peace River Charlotte Harbor Boat Parade will be held Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. The parade can be viewed from land, personal watercraft or chartered cruise. For more information, call 941-769-0002. TAMPA BAY: The Twinkle In Tampa Bay Holiday Lighted Boat Parade is planned for Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. along the water by Davis Island, Harbour Island and the Channelside District. Channelside Bay Plaza, located in the Channelside district of Tampa, is near downtown Tampa and easily accessible from the Selmon Expressway as well as I-4 and I-275. Parking is available at several public parking lots. Christmas season brings lighted boat parades

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Planetarium plans showsFORT PIERCE—Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium Starlight w ill present “Star of Wonder” on Dec. 14 and 15, in the planetarium. Join us the search for the star that may h ave guided the Magi to Bethlehem over two thousand years ago. Find out how an astronomer might explain this great mystery. Star of Wonder has been a family holiday tradition at the Hallstrom Planetarium since 1993. Planetarium show times are Friday evening at 7 and 8 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 1 and 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the IRSC Box O ce at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center or by calling 1-800-220-9915 with VISA, Discover, A merican Express, or MasterCard or visit w ww.irsc.edu. Planetarium shows are recommended for adults and for children over the age of four. The Hallstrom planetarium’s temperature is maintained at 72 degrees and visitors may want to bring a light jacket or sweater.Santa on the firetruckOKEECHOBEE—Santa will also travel around inside the city limits on a City of Okeechobee re truck. On Dec. 19 he will drive through the northwest and northeast sections of the City of Okeechobee. On Dec. 20, he will travel through the southeast section. On Dec. 21, he will visit the southwest section of the city.Car show in Barron ParkLABELLE—On Dec. 18 the South Central Fla. Car Club will be collecting toys and canned goods during their monthly Hot Rides and Hot Dogs Cruise In. This event is held in Barron Park in LaBelle from 5-7 p.m. It is not limited to cars and trucksbikes are welcome too!! This is an annual event for the club. All items collected will be distributed locally. Early registration for the 7th A nnual Legends of the Road Super Cruise and Show is now open. The show is held Swamp Cabbage weekend. So dust off that ride, grab a neighbor and join us for a night of fun in the park. For more information, call 863-634-1791 or 863-234-8343.Perspectives on ChristmasOKEECHOBEE—Pastor D ave and Linda Robertson and Fountain of Life Church present, “Perspectives of Christmas,” and original musical, on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. In this original musical drama, the story of the nativity is told from various points of view. Hear from Mary and Joseph as they remember back to that special occasion. Listen as Dimeon and Anna sing of that day they had awaited for so long. See the wisemen and shepherds proclaim the birth of a king; The King! Location: 1302 S.W. 32nd St. Nursery available for ages 3 and under. Call 863-763-8945 or 863-801-1297 for more information.Community Choir presents Christmas CantataOKEECHOBEE—In its 14th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, the Community Choir will present the Christmas Cantata, “God With Us,” seasonal favorites and Handel’s Hallelujah! Chorus from the Messiah, where the audience is invited to participate, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, and at 3 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 16, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. 2nd St. Fifty-two voices representing 17 local churches will sing a variety of songs followed by the premier of the cantata which was composed by Frank Carter, especially for the Okeechobee Community Choir. Frank, who will be accompanying the choir, serves as the director of music and art at Good Shepherd United Methodist church in West Palm Beach, and is a very accomplished concert pianist as well as composer, and will be playing his Christmas Carol arrangements during the prelude and o ertory. Frank will also h ave Christmas CDs available for purchase. Tickets are NOT required for admission. A love o ering will be taken to help defer advertising costs. For more information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714.Christmas on the CaloosahatcheeMOORE HAVEN—The annual Christmas on the Caloosahatchee will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tom Perry City Park in Moore Haven. There will be lots of food, crafts, games, and of course Santa! For more information, contact Shelley Jones at 863-946-0737.Art exhibit at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts CenterBELLE GLADE—Paintings by Sarah Bennett will be on display in the Grand Hall at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade, now through Dec. 18. The Grand Hall is open Monday Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to noon and one hour before all performances. Other viewing times available upon request. To inquire about exhibiting artwork in the Grand Hall, contact Leigh Woodham at 561-993-1160.Aviation Expo plannedSEBRING—Preparations for the 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo are swinging into high gear for the Jan. 1720, 2013 event, and the Expo management team is looking for volunteers to assist them before and during the event, held annually at the Sebring Regional Airport. “We welcomed 16,000 people from throughout the world to our fourday event this past January,” said Expo Director Jana Filip, “and there’s a myriad of jobs that we need help with. We’re hoping to recruit about 300 volunteers, and we’re hoping many of our previous volunteers will return.” To learn more about the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, visit www.sport-aviationexpo.com or call 863-655-6444.Megacon set for MarchORLANDO—MegaCon, the larges t comic book, anime, gaming and multimedia event will take place March 15–17, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The original cast o f “Star Trek: The Next Generation” will provide a special event on Saturday, March 16, in Hall F, at the Orange County Convention Center. Join the cast as they interact together with the audience. They will eld and answer questions in an entertaining way that only they could do. Event tickets are available on the MegaCon website now. Other special guests at the convention will include Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch and David Prowse (the original Darth Vader) from the Sta r Wars movies. Also scheduled to appea r are Dean Cain from “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”; Lou Ferrigno, T.V.’s “The Incredible Hulk”; James Phelps, who played Fred Weasley in the Harry Potter Movies; and Michael Koske from “The Walking Dead.” For more information online go to www.megaconvention.com. Special events and celebrations planned ... 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions December 2012 Courtesy photoSacred Heart Church, 901 S.W. 6th Street in Okeechobee will present their annual Christmas Around the World celebration on Dec. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions December 2012 When it comes to holiday decorations, Florida communities h ave their own styles and traditions. If you live in the Sunshine State, a Christmas tree doesn’t h ave to be the traditional evergreen. Florida residents string lights on palm trees and oak trees. In the City of LaBelle, Barron Park’s lighted trees re ect in the Caloosahatchee River, creating a magical e ect. This year, the City of West Palm Beach boats a 35-foot tall holiday tree sculpted from 400 tons of sand. The tree is strung w ith real lights and located on the Waterfront Commons. (For more information, see wpg.org.) Some Florida communities h ave a di erent kind of “live” Christmas tree. Singing Christmas trees are tree-shaped sca oldings lined with singers. In Belle Glade, the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center’s Annual Singing Christmas Tree features community volunteers. In downtown Okeechobee, the local high school band boosters sponsor giant holiday cards in Flagler Park. The 8-foot tall cards can be enjoyed by those driving by. Or you can follow the band boosters’s suggestion to take a “Holiday Stroll in the Park” to enjoy the artwork on the colorful cards. Florida style shines in area holiday decorations Courtesy photoHoliday decorations for City of West Palm Beach includes a 35foot Christmas tree made of sand. Courtesy photoGiant holiday cards in Flagler Park greet visitors to downtown Okeechobee.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 39thAnnual Stuart Boat ShowJanuary 11, 12 & 13 HMYs Waterway Marina € Apex Marine € Stuart Harbor MarinaNORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY NORTH SIDE OF ST. LUCIE RIVER WEST OF ROOSEVELT BRIDGEFRIDAY&SATURDAY10AM-6PM € SUNDAY10AM-5PMADMISSION ONLY $10 € CHILDREN UNDER 10 FREE Proudly Sponsored By:Produced and Managed By: Owned By:Event sponsored in part by the Martin County Tourist Development Council Show Information: 954-522-5288 allsportsproductions.net 39 39 New for 2013! Fishermans Village Presented by Florida Sport Fishing 7 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions December 2012 By Bob WattendorfFWCHoliday season is upon us. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or by having a few extra days to celebrate w ith family and friends, coming up with appropriate presents can be a challenge. The key to gift-giving is matching the gift to the individual, while making sure it is something they’ll enjoy, is hopefully good for them and not too expensive. A nd if it helps Mother Nature too, maybe that’s the perfect gift. With that in mind, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has several suggestions for your holiday shopping. How about an o ering guaranteed to create a happier, healthier and more productive lifestyle? Richard Louv, chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network and author of “The Nature Principle” and “Last Child in the Woods,” has made a solid case, supported by years of research, that connecting with nature results in those bene ts. Being able to spend time in nature brings people of any age back to the roots connecting them with the nurturing earth. In a time when frantic schedules, enclosed spaces and constant noise tend to drive us a little crazy, it is a real gift to get outdoors and relax with family and friends, get moving to burn o some excess holiday calories and open the door to better communications. To start, how about planning a nature hike or shing trip? “Perhaps more than any other form of recreation, shing and boating are critical to the health and well-being of A merica’s outdoor heritage,” according to the Outdoor Foundation. “By boat and on land, the rst outdoor experience for many Americans is shing, introducing tens of millions of people each year to the wonders of nature. Fishing also serves as an important bridge and top ‘gateway’ activity that leads participants to other outdoor passions.” So why not invite your family and friends on a fun shing trip, right here in Florida – the Fishing Capital of the World (FishingCapital.com)? An annual resident shing license is easy to obtain at License.MyFWC.com, by calling 888FISH-FLORIDA or visiting a local retailer that sells shing tackle and licenses. A ve-year freshwater shing license makes an especially great gift. While you are purchasing the license, you will h ave the opportunity to make a donation to the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network to help the FWC with “Creating the next generation that cares.” An annual freshwater shing license costs just $17. Since the average angler shes 17 times a year (U.S. Census Bureau research) and enjoys four to ve hours on a typical trip, the cost is less than a quarter per hour of fun and healthy recreation. When you purchase a license you are also providing a gift to nature and future generations of anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. For 75 years, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program has guaranteed that shing license fees are protected by law and can only be used for sh and wildlife conservation. Moreover, fees collected by the federal government on shing tackle, pleasure boats and motor boat fuels provide additional funding for recreational shing and conservation. While putting a shing-related gif t pack together, you can nd lots of information about shing tips and gear a t MyFWC.com/Fishing, along with shing sites and up-to-date forecasts. One of the most fun tips is to h ave everyone r egiste r for Florida’s freshwater angler recognition programs, including TrophyCatch and Big Catch, at TrophyCatchFlorida. com. When you register, you become eligible for a Phoenix 619 Pro bass boa t and trailer, with a Mercury outboard and Motor Guide trolling motor. That drawing will be in October 2013. However, for the hard-core freshwater anglers who travel from all across the world to sh Florida’s fresh water, the ultimate catch is a trophy largemouth bass. The FWC and corporate partners reward anglers for reporting those sh and then releasing them to challenge another angler and to keep the shery thriving. To learn more and keep informed, please “like” us at Facebook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida. Another great gift that will help anglers boast about their sport while supporting conservation is a “Go Fishing” largemouth bass specialty license plate for their vehicle or trailer. Simply go to Buyaplate.com, or purchase a gift certi cate at an authorized motor vehicle of ce. Enjoy your holidays and a lifetime o f active nature-based recreation. Get Outdoors Florida! Instant licenses are available at MyFWC.com/License or by calling 888FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Celebrate the holidays with a healthier lifestyle Courtesy photo/ FWCCatch a sh and catch a smile! Florida lakes are a great place to spend holiday leisure time with family members.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2012 / 2013All dates, artists and programs subject to change. The Great American Songbook Juan Siddi Flamenco Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Cirque Zuma Zuma Fiddler on the Roof Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Neil Simons Biloxi Blues TAP The Show! The Wizard of Oz Street Beat, Inc. 1977 College Drive | Belle Glade S S S S S J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J SPAIN TEXAS E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z SOUTHERN U.S. AMERICA AROUND THE WORLD THE LAND OF OZBUY TICKETS @ www.dollyhand.org BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 TH RUSSIA AFRICA SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT! 8 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions December 2012 PERFORMING A RTS The Great American SongbookBELLE GLADE—The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center will present Matt Davenport and AMA’s “The Great American Songbook,” on Tuesday Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. This innovative, potpourri of popular music showcases many scenes: a 1940s-style “live radio show,” a look back to the ’50s most popular hits and a salute to Motown’s Temptations and The Supremes. Classics from great American masters like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Harold Arlen and the Gershwins are revamped into dazzling production numbers and spine-tingling tap dance routines. Plus, our newest chapter features songs from today’s hit-makers, including Michael Bubl, Ray Charles and Billy Joel. With lush musical arrangements of award-winning songs, from “Route 66” to “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” culminating with a patriotic nale, you’ll be proud to be an American. The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade which is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160.Juan Siddi FlamencoBELLE GLADE—Art Feagan’s Juan Siddi Flamenco will preform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Under the artistic direction of Spanish choreographer Juan Siddi, some of amenco’s most unique and creative musicians, singers and dancers, from Spain and the United States, bring their talent to the stage with world-class performances that inspire audiences with exhilarating passion. Recognized for his remarkable stage talent, artistry, and stunning choreographies, Juan combines dancing, choreography, costumes and lighting to create an unforgettable performance. The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade which is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160.Broadway’s Next H!T MusicalFORT PIERCE—The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning will present an arts and humanities series in 2013. All shows will be held at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center, IRSC Main Campus, Fort Pierce. Curtain at 4 p.m. The rst presentation will be Broadway’s Next H!T Musical. Reviewed in New York as the best improv comedy in the city, this musical comedy is not like any show you h ave ever seen before. The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made-up, hit-song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The New York Times calls this show “hilarious!” and the New York Post “Remarkable.” For ticket information, contact the IRSC Box O ce at 1-800-220-9915.Juke Box JiveLABELLE—The LaBelle Firehouse Theatre, 241 North Bridge Street, will present “Juke Box Jive,” directed by Nick Fidanza, Jan. 11-13 and Jan. 18-20. Productions are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. the shows start promptly so please arrive 30 minutes in advance to be seated before the show starts. For tickets or more information, call 863-675-3066 or email info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com. Plays, concerts, dancing & more ...