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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: 12-20-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (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).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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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.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 vendor, please call 863-946-0300 or email Emily at erigdon@gladescountyedc.com. We hope to see you there!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. Director of Safety Bob Jones, will discuss forming a Volunteer Brush Unit and the CPR Program schedule for the Jan. 17, 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 863674-0467.Moose Lodge plans dinnerBuckhead Ridge Moose Lodge 2417 will host a stuffed pepper dinner Thursday, Dec. 20, from 5-7:15 p.m. There will be 5-card bingo starting at 6:30 p.m, all proceeds will bene t Moose Charities.BHR Moose Lodge plans dinner/danceBuckhead Ridge Moose Lodge 2417, at 1016 Linda Road will host a Friday night dinner dance on Dec. 21. Dinner will be served from 5-7:15 p.m. including Cat sh (all you care to eat) $8.50, Shrimp $8 or Pork Loin $7. Music will start at 7 p.m. by Sax Appeal.Toys for Tots distribution planned for FridayThe 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.Tourism Council to meetThe Glades County Tourism Development Council will hold their December meeting on Dec. 20, due to the holidays. If you would like to attend the meetings are held at the Glades County Courthouse in the BOCC Chambers at 3 p.m.Moose Lodge plans dinnerBuckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, 2417 at 1016 Linda Road, will host a Christmas Dinner Tuesday, Dec. 25, from noon to 5:30 p.m. Dinner will include ham and turkey with all the xins for a $7 donation. Proceeds to bene t Moose Charities.Art in the Park 2013The Glades County Public Library and its Advisory 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. Exhibitors are responsible for their own setups. The Glades County Public Library is located in the city park across the street from the river in Moore Haven's Historic District. The address is 201 Riverside Drive. For more information and to reserve a place, contact Mary Booher, Director of Libraries at 863946-0744 or mbooher@myhlc.org.Parade Entries wanted for Chalo Nitka festivalApplications 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 you. Come out and help us celebrate!Eagles plan 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 811 a.m. (open to the public); Saturday nights Members pool tournament; chicken wings carry out only (open to the public); Tickets on sale now for the New Year's Eve Party, which will be held on Dec. 31, with appetizers at 5 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. 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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 January 3rd issue: Display ads Thursday, December 27 at 4pm Classi“ed ads Thursday, December 27 at 4pm Obituaries will deadline on Monday, December 31 at 2 pm 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 Glades at a Glance

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 BY MICKIE ANDERSON UFWhen wildlife managers imported eight female Texas pumas in hopes they would mate with native Florida panthers, they knew they were taking a bit of a risk. But a new University of Florida research study, published today in the Journal of Animal Ecology, suggests their gamble paid off. Without those pumas, UF researchers Madan Oli and recent UF doctoral graduate Jeff Hostetler found that the probability of the Florida panther population falling below 10 panthers by 2010 was nearly 71 percent. “We found that the Florida population would’ve declined, on average, by about 5 percent per year,” said Oli, a UF population ecology professor and Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member. “And that’s essentially telling us there was a high chance that the population would’ve eventually gone extinct.” There were an estimated 20 to 25 panthers left in the state when the Texas female cats were brought to Florida in 1995. Of cials believe the population has since grown about 4 percent per year, and their estimate now ranges from 100 to 160, said Dave Onorato, a panther expert with the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Florida Panther Project. Having a scienti c study in hand that validates what conservation of cials had believed would happen is helpful, Onorato said. “It shows that the genetic restoration effort was effective at averting the loss of the Florida panther,” he said. The Florida panther had been listed as an endangered species since 1967, and although it was named the of cial state animal by 1982, it was in peril by the 1990s. The cats suffered from numerous inbreeding-related problems, including poor sperm quality and other reproductive abnormalities, kinked tails, heart defects and heavy parasite loads. When the Texas cats were brought to Florida, of cials weren’t sure how they would fare or that the breeding effort would work, but with the success of the genetic restoration, Onorato said a similar effort could be initiated again in the future. For now, however, there is no speci c timetable for such an effort. He said the cats continue to face threats from loss of habitat, cars and inbreeding. Although they sometimes roam far and wide, Florida panthers – the only puma population east of the Mississippi River — are primarily found in the Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades ecosystem areas that include parts of Collier, Lee, Hendry, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. The recent UF study, which examined several decades’ worth of eld data and genetic information about the panther, found that the robust survival of the Florida-Texas hybrid kittens played a large role in the panther population being reeled back from the brink of extinction. “I would say that at least in the short term, the outlook is good for the Florida panther,” said Hostetler, who worked on the project for more than four years as part of his doctoral studies. “But there are still a lot of threats to their survival that could be important in the long run.” The paper’s other author is Deborah Jansen of Big Cypress National Park. The research study was funded by the Florida Panther Research and Management Trust Fund (via sales of the Florida “Protect the Panther” license plate), National Park Service, the University of Florida and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Florida Panther Effort Likely Saved Big Cats From Extinction SUBMITTED PHOTO

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The Florida Forest Service has brought in a specialized machine to reduce the wild re risk in the Muse Community in Glades County. "Seven overgrown areas have been identi ed and are currently being treated off of Old Muse Road at the cross streets of Oak Avenue NW, Palm Avenue NW, and Pine Avenue", states Danny Callahan, Senior Ranger from the Florida Forest Service. "For over 15 years, dead accumulation of vegetation {fuel} has created a high wild re concern in central Muse", Danny explains. Once identi ed as a high risk area, the Florida Forest Service is able to use specialized equipment to mow rebreaks. These mowed rebreaks reduce the overgrown vegetation thus reducing the intensity of a possible wild re. The Florida Forest Service has a machine with toothed, rotating drums that grind vegetation and create a layer of mulch that decomposes. "The mowing process is more costly that prescribed re", Danny explains. "Prescribed re for this area would not be an option due to the smoke impacting homes and roads in every direction. Also, this area is so overgrown that re of any kind would kill the 20 year old pine trees. Land management is needed in order to reduce the wild re risk."Reducing Wild re Risk The Centerpiece of ChristmasBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchKids from all over the world can email Santa at emailsanta.com, and each gets an immediate response. Following are some emails they received: Dear Santa, How tall is the north pole? Jordan, 6, Toddville, Iowa. Dear Santa, I think you must work just about as hard as my mom! Jessica, 9, Cochrane, Alberta. Mrs. Claus, I would like to have Ginger-bread made from your kitchen. P.S. Thanks for letting Santa stay out late on Christmas Eve. Misha, 5, Redding, California. Dear Santa, I'm sorry for putting all that Ex-lax in your milk last year, but I wasn't sure if you were real. My dad was really mad. Elliott, 12, Bendigo, Australia. Dear Santa, Mommy & Daddy says I have not been very good these past few days. How bad can I be before I lose my presents? Taylor, 4, Syracuse, New York. Dear Santa, I love you guys and I hope you get me my presents. I've been so good this year. I have cancer and I don't know how long I have. Please write back. Luv, Kristin, 7, Wainwright, Alberta. Dear Santa, Whatever you bring me will be nice enough. I know that I won't get everything I want; but the most important thing is that I have a Mommy and Daddy who loves me. Thanks Santa. Love, Caitlin, 6, Auora, Colorado. Dear Santa, Do you know Jesus is the real reason for the Christmas? Not to be mean, but he is. Rosanne, 11, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Rosanne is right, of course. Jesus is the reason for the season. Some years ago, Roberta was browsing through a local ea market when she came upon an antique Christmas nativity set with a price that seemed too good to be true. The owner veri ed that it was the correct price. "You can have it for a dollar," she said. "It's all there except Jesus." No wonder the price was so low! A Christmas nativity is worthless without the gurine of the Christ child. That's the centerpiece, the most important part. Roberta realized that she was just like that nativity set. She was going through that whole Christmas season missing Jesus as the centerpiece of her activities. We would all be blessed to remember the wondrous story of shepherds out in the elds, keeping watch over their ocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terri ed. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. For to you born this day in the city of David is a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will nd a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests." When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. Christ is the centerpiece of this Christmas story. Someone has called it the greatest story ever told. It is. Religion Column 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 20, 2012 Pastor John Hicks We are not alone.Theres a wonderful world around us. Full of fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our kids are not getting the chance to learn about their world. When surveys show that half of Americas youth cannot locate India or Iraq on a map, then we have to wonder what they do know about their world. Thats why we created MyWonderfulWorld.org. Its part of a free National Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the power of global knowledge. Go there today and help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free parent and teacher action kits. And let your kids begin the adventure of a lifetime. Its a wonderful world. Explore!

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Talk to your children; answer their questionsBy Ken Frederic LMFTDirector, Outpatient and Children’s Services New Horizons of the Treasure CoastParents will be faced with the challenge of discussing the recent tragedy with their children. There are no perfect ways to talk to your children about such traumatic events, as each family and its members are different. The following are some helpful concepts: 1) Parents are encouraged to have an open and supportive environment where children know they can ask questions. It is important to allow children to bring up the topic rst and not the parent. 2) Children learn from watching their parents. They will be tuned into how parents respond to local and national events. They also learn from listening to conversations with other adults. Don't let children watch too much news coverage or internet with frightening images. Observing such scenes can be disturbing and confusing. Children who have experienced trauma or losses in the past are especially at risk of distress or intense reactions to news or images of violent incidents. These children may need extra support and attention. 3) Use words and concepts children can understand. Parents must use explanations that meet the child's age, language, and developmental level. Because some children may not initially understand the information, be prepared to repeat the information or explanations several times. Asking the same question over and over may also be a way for a child to get a feeling of safety. Give children honest answers and information. Children will usually know or will eventually nd out, if their parent made up information. This could affect their ability to trust the parent in the future. 4) Listen carefully and validate the child's thoughts, feelings, and reactions. Let them know that their questions and concerns are important and appropriate. Listen for incorrect information, misconceptions and any underlying fears or concerns. If the child expresses worries, sadness or fears, tell them what adults are doing to keep them safe but don't provide false reassurance or dismiss their concerns. Parent can help them identify strategies to cope with dif cult feelings. 5) Do not feel obligated to give a reason for what happened. Parent often feel the need to provide a reason for why someone committed such a crime, and most times they don't know. It is okay to tell your child that you don't kno w why at this time such a crime was committed. If you feel overwhelmed and not con dent in talking to your children, look for some support from other adults before reaching out to your child. Children who are preoccupied with ongoing questions or concerns about safet y may need to be evaluated by a trained and quali ed mental health professional. The other signs that a child may need additional help include sleep disturbances, intrusive thoughts or worries, or recurring fears about death, leaving parents, or going to school. If these behaviors persist, discuss with your child's pediatrician, family physician, or a mental health agency. Guest Editorial 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.Roger Ellis Miller, 92SEBRING, Fla. Roger Ellis Miller died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. He was born Sept. 2, 1920 in McAlpin, Fla., son of the late Roscoe Nigel and Lillian Jane Miller. The Millers moved to Sebring in 1921 and later to LaBelle, Fla. Roger graduated from LaBelle High School (1938) and University of Florida (1946) and was a true Gator fan. During W .W. II, he served in the U.S. Navy, leaving the service as Lt. CEC USNR. He enjoyed his many y ears as a Civil Engineer and surveyor. Past President of Rotary Club of Sebring, Paul Harris Fellow and a faithful member and Deacon of First Baptist Church, Sebring. He was preceded in death by his beloved rst w ife, Francis. He is survived by his devoted wife, Peggy; and his loving children, Roger Miller, Jr., Valerie (Dean) Johnson M.D., Christopher (Pat) Miller, Karen (Joseph) Berry; and brother, Nigel (Joan) Miller; and step-children, Karen (David) Curfman and Julia Modisett; and grandchildren, Miller Johnson, Bryan Johnson, Marianne Johnson, Christopher Miller, Jr., Joshua Miller, Summer Miller, Mark Purvis, Zachary Berry, Samantha Berry; and step-grandchildren, Christine Curfman, David Curfman, Jr., Carrie Curfman, Jackie Modisett and Taylor Modisett. Visitation will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Morris Funeral Chapel with Services at 11 a.m. on Friday at First Baptist Church, Sebring. Burial at Pinecrest Cemetery with Military Honors. The family suggests donations to First Baptist Church, Sebring or Rotary Club of Sebring Charities Inc, P.O. Box 527, Sebring, FL 33871-0527. www.morrisfuneralchapel.comTiffany Rose Buckhanan, 25CLEWISTON Tiffany Rose Buckhanan, of Ft. Payne, Ala., passed away Dec. 13, 2012 in Gadsden, AL. She was born July 10, 1987 in Ft. Myers, Fla. Tiffany was a graduate of Clewiston High School, Class of 2005. Tiffany worked as manager for Cracker Barrel in Ft. Payne, Ala. Survivors include her mother and father, John and Sheryl Moran of Clewiston; ancŽ Jacob Meadows of Ft. Payne, Ala.; brothers, Rodney Buckhanan (Megan) of Moore Haven and JD Moran of Clewiston; sisters, Amberly Davis (Rafael) of Clewiston and Ashley Moran (Brandon) of Thomasville, Ga.; grandparents, Doug and Jeanie Perkins of Clewiston; four nieces; two nephews; several aunts; uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents Florence and Rodney Hannaford. A Celebration of Life for Tiffany will be held on Saturday Dec. 29, 2012 at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds beginning at noon with Mike McDowell of ciating. Arrangements were made by Adams/Buggs Funeral Home of Gadsden, Ala. 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 OBITUARIES Westergaard House available for eventsGlades County Historical Society reminds community members that you can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House, 270 Ave. L, Moore Haven, for your meetings, showers, parties, political party get-togethers seven days a week. Nonpro t organizations are all free; residents are charged $25t. Phone Anne Coffey at 863-801-5199 or Julie Wigton at 863-9462060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information.Narcotics Anonymous meetsNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more information, please call 863-6344780. 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 everyone 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.

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonBirders and Photographers are invited to participate in the Sixth Annual STA5-Clewiston Christmas Bird Count (FLSO) on Saturday, Dec. 29. Adults and youth can volunteer for the morning or for the full day. There is no longer a fee for participating in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Counts. Join one of ve teams who will be surveying Hendry County's 15-mile diameter count circle located 26 miles south of Clewiston. Teams will be meeting at the New SFWMD Deer Fence Trailhead, located at the east end of Deer Fence Canal Road at 7 a.m. During last year's STA5-Clewiston CBC, 56 participants reported 121 species with over 133,000 birds tallied. The 2011 count reported the highest totals in United States for eight species: Fulvous Whistling Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Snail Kite, Purple Swamphen, American Coot, Greater Yellowlegs, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, and Gray Kingbird. One of Florida's most common wintering bird species, the Ringnecked Duck, is reported annually during the count. Ring-necked Ducks are smaller than Mallards or Redheads, but about the same size as a Lesser Scaup. This bird's name comes from a hard-to-see chestnut collar found on their black neck. This compact diving duck has a sloping forehead and peaked rear crown. Adult males are bold black, gray and white ducks with a white hash mark on the chest. Adult females are a rich brown with a delicate white patch near the bill, and whitish eye ring. The oldest known Ring-necked Duck lived to be 20 years and 5 months old. These diving duck's calls are a series of short, high, grating barks or grunts. Females will also make high peeping sounds. From early October to April or May these ducks are often found on small lakes, marshes, ponds, and ooded agricultural elds in Florida. They are often seen in small ocks or pairs foraging for mollusks, invertebrates, and submerged aquatic vegetation. Ring-necked Ducks breed during the summer in Canada and the northern United States in freshwater marshes, bogs, and other shallow wetlands. These ducks will build their nest of imsy bent-over plants stems when the female begins to lay eggs. A ramp is usually built to help the female get in and out of the nest while she incubates seven to nine olive-brown eggs for 25 to 26 days. The young edge when they are seven to eight weeks old. Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding and photography trips. You and your guests are invited to participate in the upcoming birding trip on Dec. 22 or the Christmas Bird Count Dec. 29 at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). For information please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail.com or phone 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2013 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOBass Anglers TournamentThe Clewiston Bass Anglers had their monthly tournament for on Lake Okeechobee out of Clewiston on Dec. 16. First place was won by Walt Reynolds. Tim Loftis had second place and third place went to Hunter Abowd. Tim Loftis had Big Bass Award. If you are interested in joining the club, their monthly meetings are held at the club house at Roland Martin Marina and Resort the rst Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. This was the rst tournament of the 2012-13 season. Inland Birding Fun: Ring-Necked Duck (RNDU) Margaret England PHOTO / NANCY PRICERing-necked duck male.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 West Glades School Students of the MonthWest Glades School Citizens of the Month for November include the following students. (Photo top right) KG-2: Shooter Oxer, Blake Sands, Alexis Ramirez, Hanna Herrold, Rolando Sandoval, Luz Maria Noguez, Nicholas Pelletier, Jose VelasquezChavez. Not Pictured: Alan Villeda-Erreguin, Elena Deras. (Photo, center right) 3rd4th Grade: Estefani Cruz, Chancey Wright, Kylie Perra, Sarah Snow, Millye Santiago-Cruz. (Photo below) 5th-8th Grade: Julissa Herrera, John Quinn, Lauren O’Donnell, Nick Castillo, Aries Ruark, Hunter O’Donnell, Christy Moreno, Nadia Serrano. Not Pictured: Nathan Canales. Special to the Glades County Democrat Special to the Okeechobee NewsToy drive a huge successThe second grade classes at Moore Haven Elementary sponsored 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 was a way to give back during this holiday season. Students collected unwrapped toys for all ages to send to these victims and their families. They would like to send a special thanks to the Glades County Sheriff’s Department and many other residents of our community for their generous donations. They were able to ship 18 large boxes of toys to the areas hit hard by the hurricane. It was a huge success! “In these days and times, it is really heartwarming to know we are able to share holiday cheer,” said the second grade teachers. 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.

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By Laura Mathis & Michelle RayburnSpecial to the Glades County Democrat On Saturday, Dec. 8, the 4-H Swine Club’s Raisin’ Pork Pride from Hendry County and Rooters from Glades County held their second Annual Swine Prospect Show at the Hendry County Fairgrounds in Clewiston. Since last year’s show we have had more Prospect Shows popping up in the area so our numbers were just a little down from last year but we had more kids from our two counties participate. The reason we wanted to start this was for our kids to participate and have a chance to learn and experience more than just one show a year and we are accomplishing that. We are proud of all of our kids that participated. We had 36 entries in our show which w ere split up into 9 classes. Our judge for the event was Kenneth A rnold from Okeechobee. He had a great group of amazing looking animals and great exhibitors working them to choose from. Our Grand Champion was Casey Ritenburg from Desoto County with his 227 lb. pig. Casey received a buckle and $150 for winning. Our Reserve Champion was Tanner Mathis from Glades County with his 198 lb. pig. Tanner also won a buckle and $100. The judge gave all of the exhibitors some helpful tips for nishing out their animals. So we should see some excellent nished products at our local livestock shows. To end the day we had a Showmanship competition and there were 23 overall entries. In the Junior Showmanship competition there were six exhibitors. First place went to Shayna Barnes from Glades County, Second place was Jennah Hernandez from Hendry County and third place went to Blake Whitlock also of Hendry County. For Intermediate Showmanship we had 11 exhibitors. First place went to Darcie McRoy of Glades County, second place went to Cameron Day of Desoto County and third place went to Tylyn Tarter of Hendry County. In the Senior Showmanship competition we had six exhibitors. First place went to Casey Ritenburg of Desoto County, second place went to Tanner Mathis of Glades County and third place went to Weston Rayburn of Hendry County. The prizes for Showmanship were rst place-100 percent cash back and a laser etched pig plaque, second place-engraved show brush & third place-a rosette. In Showmanship the judge also gave the exhibitors some great tips to help them in the future. Of course, events like these do not happen without a lot of help and we would like to thank all those who helped make this event a success again: Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show, Glades County Youth Livestock Show, Kenneth Arnold, Tycee Prevatt, Sonja Crawford, State Inspectors, Kevin Jarvis, Kevin Rayburn, JD Nesbitt, Danny Tarter, Ragen Mathis, Wade Hingson, Jake Eighner, Jeff Barnes, Jonathan McRoy, Jacey Ridgdill, Channcy Curry, Carla Wheeler, Caitlyn McGee, Blake Ridgdill, Tanner Mathis, Weston Rayburn, Ryan Nesbitt, Montana and David Powell, Victoria Hernandez and a huge thanks to all of our Raisin Pork Pride and Rooters Parents who helped with our concession stand. We are also very proud of all of our 4-H kids that came and watched we hope you all learned something that will help you at your next show. We are looking forwarding to next year’s event! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 Head, Heart, Health & Hooves Swine Prospect Show held Santa Claus visits libraryBy Austin MoorhouseGlades County Democrat Santa Claus and his elf arrived at the Glades County Public Library right on time to see the children of the Tuesday morning story hour. Twenty children came to have their picture taken with Santa Claus. While the children listened to the story and had Christmas cookies and milk. They each came, one at a time, to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas. A few of the younger ones were just a little bit shy. Santa and his elf were furnished by the Heartland Library Cooperative and they did a ne job for the children. Santa was played by Paul Ramponi and his elf was played by Jo Caruso. Pictures were taken of the children on Santa’s lap by Terri Moorhouse. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisIntermediate Showmanship Winners: (left to right) Cameron Day second place, Darcie McRoy & Tylyn Tarter third place. — with Ruby Tarter. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisJunior Showmanship Winners: (left to right) Blake Whitlock third place, Shayna Barnes rst place and Jennah Hernandez second place. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisGrand Champion Casey Ritenburg from Desoto County and Reserve Champion Tanner Mathis from Glades County pictured with Judge, Mr. Kenneth Arnold. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisSenior Showmanship Winners: (left to right) Tanner Mathis second place, Casey Ritenburg rst place & Weston Rayburn third place.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is announcing the 2013 Python Challenge with its goal of increasing public awareness about Burmese pythons and how this invasive species is a threat to the Everglades ecosystem, including native wildlife. As part of the Python Challenge, both the public and Florida’s python permit holders are invited to compete to see who can harvest the longest and the most Burmese pythons. On Jan. 12, the Python Challenge Kickoff will initiate a month-long program of harvesting Burmese pythons from public lands, and the public can see and learn more about these large constrictors. The kickoff is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center, which will hold its invasive species open house that day. “The FWC is encouraging the public to get involved in helping us remove Burmese pythons from public lands in south Florida,” said Kristen Sommers, head of the FWC’s Exotic Species Coordination Section. “By enlisting both the public and Florida’s python permit holders in a month-long competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons, we hope to motivate more people to nd and harvest these large, invasive snakes. The Python Challenge gives people a chance to sign up for a competition to see who can catch the longest or the most pythons. “Part of the goal of the Python Challenge is to educate the public to understand why nonnative species like Burmese pythons should never be released into the wild and encourage people to report sightings of exotic species,” Sommers said. “We also expect the competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons to result in additional information on the python population in south Florida and enhance our research and management efforts.” Grand prizes of $1,500 for harvesting the most Burmese pythons will be awarded to winners of both the General Competition and the Python Permit Holders Competition, with additional $1,000 prizes for the longest Burmese python harvested in both competitions. Funding for the prizes is provided by Python Challenge sponsors. The largest Burmese python documented in Florida was more than 17 feet in length. Complete information on the Python Challenge, including how to train and register for the competitions and more about upcoming south Florida events, is available at PythonChallenge. org. Many partners, including the University of Florida, The Nature Conservancy, The Future of Hunting in Florida, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Zoo Miami, are involved in the Python Challenge. Florida currently prohibits possession or sale of Burmese pythons for use as pets, and federal law bans the importation and interstate sale of this species. The Python Challenge will conclude with a free Awareness and Awards Event on Feb. 16 at Zoo Miami. Educational talks and exhibits will be available for all ages, with chances to encounter live Burmese pythons, meet the experts who research and capture them, and learn about protecting the precious resources of the Everglades ecosystem, including its native birds, mammals and reptiles. The winners of the General Competition and Python Permit Holders Competition will be presented with their awards. FWC Announces 2013 Python ChallengeFollowing the District’s record-dry November, excessive rainfall fell over parts of the District in the past few days. Rainfall maximums of 10 to 12 inches were recorded in the Jupiter area over a 24-hour period starting Dec. 11. During the same timeframe, the Lake Kissimmee basin averaged a bene cial 4.03 inches, and the West Collier basin’s 6.06 inches of rain boosted water levels. In response to heavy rainfall in these locations, South Florida water managers have operated ood control structures at the maximum safe ow, while also capturing as much water as possible for storage. With a forecast for an average dry season in the months to come, water managers are mainNavigationAll Kissimmee River navigation locks are open. The S-193 Lock, located on Taylor Creek on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee, is closed due to ongoing renovation work to refurbish the lock and ensure continued reliable service. Lock operations have resumed at the S-310 Lock, located near Clewiston on the south shore of the lake. Boaters must now “lock through” to navigate between the lake and the Clewiston Canal.Water Conservation MeasuresSouth Florida is under the District’s YearRound Landscape Irrigation Rule that limits residential and business landscape irrigation to two or three days per week based on location. -To determine watering days and times in your area, contact your local government or visit www.sfwmd.gov/2days. Permitted water users such as nurseries, agriculture, golf courses and utilities should continue following the water use conditions in their permits. -Permit details can be found in the Application/Permit records search online at www.sfwmd.gov/ePermitting. For information about water conservation, visit www.savewater .com. District-Wide Conditions

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 with other interested parties. In a series of facilitated workshops starting in early 2013, stakeholders will focus on determining key ecological attributes in the Caloosahatchee that are fundamental to a restored system. “Today’s signing of the management action plans is another signi cant step forward on improving these water bodies, and we are going to build on this work,” said SFWMD Executive Director Melissa L. Meeker. “Clearly de ning what the ecology of a healthy river and estuary should look like is the goal of this stakeholder process. It is a vision that will help guide projects and programs for years to come.” To be successful, the vision will take into account the constraints of the current system, including existing infrastructure, navigation requirements and existing legal land and water uses. Stakeholders can then identify, for example, what plant and animal species are expected to occur in the freshwater, transitional and estuarine portions o f the system. Developing an overall restoration vision has been a proven success for the District. In 2006, a similar process produced a Restoration Vision for the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River. Stakeholders from Martin and Palm Beach counties helped de ne ve Valued Ecosystem Components, including the cypress swamp, hydric hammock, sh, oysters and seagrasses. These components have helped guide management decisions and operational and structural modi cations to help achieve restoration ow to the river. RIVERContinued From Page 1 LIONS Club of Moore Haven members expedited their December meeting held at the home of Carl and Sara Ross, Tuesday evening in order to share a delicious meal with each other. Mrs. Ross has that knack of making everyone feel like a long lost friend. She is known for her ne meals that are shared with all guests at their family table. Former county judge, Kirby Sullivan, topped off the dinner with his favorite Christmas treat, Claxton fruitcakes. We were all wishing we could be at his family Christmas in North Carolina because he had just ordered several dozen of these homemade-type goodies for his nieces and nephews. Table top conversation was interesting as we all reminisced about family experiences and past holidays. A bit of club business was discussed, such as several local folks who have expressed interest in joining, and the winter fundraiser that has an $800 I-pad as the prize. They all agreed that having District Governor Juan J. Tejera, visit was an honor and privilege. Among the LIONS code of ethics is the promise to aid others by giving sympathy to those in distress, to give freely of time, labor and means, to help the weak and to be careful with criticism and liberal with praise. One can’t go wrong by following these promises. When you are interested in becoming a member of this ne group, talk with Jim Hunter, president, Kirby Sullivan, secretary and treasurer, or L.C. Roundtree, membership chairperson. Most meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Glades County Sheriff’s Dept. Conference Room at 5:30 p.m. L.C. Roundtree can be reached at 863-509-8362. LIONS enjoy holiday meal The annual meeting of the Glades County Legislative Delegation will take place on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Glades County Courthouse Commission Chambers, located at 500 Avenue “J” S.W., Moore Haven, FL 33471. A luncheon sponsored by CAS Governmental Services, LLC will be held prior to the delegation meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the Moore Haven Yacht Club, located at 233 Yacht Club Way, Moore Haven, FL 33471. This luncheon is open to the public. The delegation will hear presentations on proposed local bills, general presentations, and constituent issues. However, please be advised that the delegation will not be receiving or hearing any community budget requests. For additional information, or for those seeking to be placed on the delegation agenda, contact Kathy Galea via email at galea. kathy@ senate.gov. This is an open meeting and the public is encouraged to attend and/or speak before the delegation. Forms requesting to spea k will be available at the meeting. The Glades Legislative Delegation consists of Senator Bill Galvano, Chairman, and Representative Cary Pigman, Vice Chairman. Contact information can be found at www.leg.state. .us. Legislative delegation to meet ACT offers counseling and related servicesAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information, please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273. 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).  Julie Ann Little, 42, Red Barn Road, Moore Haven, was arrested Dec. 14 by the GCSO on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. Her bond was set at $750.  Marla Lee Johnson, 39, Sealey Road, Moore Haven, was arrested Dec. 15 by the GCSO on a Glades County warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation fraud. Her bond was set at $3,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report LABELLE— The United Way of Hendry & Glades 2012-2013 Campaign has of cially kicked off. The goal for this year’s campaign is $215,000 that will help fund the network of 34 United Way agencies that help people in Hendry and Glades Counties. Mary Beth Carroll, chair of the United Way of Hendry and Glades 2012-2013 Campaign announced that early running companies have helped the organization get to the 53 percent mark. Ms. Carroll said, “We are very pleased to have reached the 53 percent of our goal at this point in the campaign. I want to thank the Pacesetter Companies and other early givers for stepping up to set a great example for our campaign.” Pacesetter Companies include the following: Hilliard Brothers, $40,000; Alico, Inc., $35,342; Johnson Prew itt, $5,400; Lykes Brothers, $2,644; The Andersons, $2,000. United Way has recently expanded services in Hendry and Glades counties by opening a United Way House in Clewiston in partnership with Goodwill. An additional United Way House in Moore Haven will be operational in the near future, and the United Way House in LaBelle recently moved into a much larger facility enabling even more agencies to help more people. United Way Houses provide free space for agencies so people needing services can access them near their own neighborhood. A local network of thirty-four agencies and programs will receive funds from the 2012-2013 United Way of Hendry & Glades fundraising campaign. For more information or to volunteer, please call United Way of Hendry and Glades Counties at 800-8879234. United Way passes halfway mark in donation goal Special to the Glades County DemocratFrom the left are: Cliff Smith, President of the United Way, and United Way volunteers Traci Owens, Ron Zimmerly, Jennifer Davis, MaryBeth Carroll, Scott Bass, United Way House Manager Arlene Bettencourt, and volunteer Susan Harrelle.

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Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Mobile HomeSale Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-106-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF CECIL JOSIE JUMPER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Cecil Josie Jumper, deceased, whose date of death was July 18, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 9165, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Of ce Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE 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 20, 2012. Personal Representative: Myra C. Jumper 2782 Grapevine Crest Ocoee, Florida 34761 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver Attorney for Myra C. Jumper Florida Bar Number: 215848 P.O. Drawer 2280 LaBelle, FL 33975 Telephone: (863) 675-5800 Fax: (863) 675-4998 Email Service: E-service@ralphelverpa.corn Email: ralph@labellelaw.com 432915 CN 12/20,27/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-486 ATLANTIC COAST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MARTHA ALINA CONNELL, etc. et at, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an order or a summary nal judgment of foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lot 66, Holiday Isles, Unit 2, a subdivision in Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, according to plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, page 4, of the public records of Hendry County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of January, 2013 at Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 2nd Floor, Administrative Side, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida in accordance Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, Notice of such sale shall be published as provided by statute. That any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date oldie lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 13th day of December, 2012. CLERK OF THE COURT BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk LAWRENCE J. BERNARD, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR, PLAINTIFF 480 Busch Drive JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32218 (904) 751-6980 432952 CN 12/20,27/2012 THE 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 Attorney for Personal Representative: JEFFREY A. FADLEY, P.A. Fla. Bar No. 035667 Attorney for Petitioner 807 South West 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL. 34974 Telephone: (863) 763-5733 Facsimile (863) 763-6199 432302 GCD 12/13,20/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/04/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1998 DODGE 1B7GL22XXWS537693 1996 NISSAN 4N2DN11W5TD839793 432905 CN 12/20/2012 Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž person in town. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CA-000079 FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ERIE BRUNER A/K/A ERIE L. BRUNER, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 9, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000079, of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida. FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (hereafter “Plaintiff” ), is Plaintiff and ERIE BRUNER A/K/A ERIE L. BRUNER; GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC., are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR of the Courthouse; 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, at 11:00 a.m., on the 10th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT R OAKS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 56 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1999 REDMAN MOBILE HOME, WI #FLA14614326A AND FLA14614326B, TITLE #79073474 AND 79073431. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at the Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700 within two working days of your receipt of this Foreclosure Cornplaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Dated this 15th day of October, 2012. JOE FLINT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Julie Braddock As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 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. 432883 GCD 12/20,27/2012 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-29 In Re: Estate of JOHN JOSEPH OCIEPKA a/k/a JOHN J. OCIEPKA Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN JOSEPH OCIEPKA, a/k/a JOHN H. OCIEPKA, deceased, whose date of death was October 19, 2012, and whose social security number is XXXX-XX-7428, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, 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 persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent 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 THE FLORIDA STATUTE 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 rst publication of this notice is December 20, 2012. Personal Representative: Peggy M. Ociepka 1105 5th Street, BHR Okeechobee, Florida 34974Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 3432771 GCD 12/20,27/2012 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 Apartments Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2012-CA-000356 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. RAMON FEBLES, et. al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2012 and entered in Case No. 26-2012-CA-000356 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and RAMON FEBLES; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOO R HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNT Y ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 16th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ,SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF. SUBJECT TO EXISTING OIL, GAS AND MINERAL RESERVATIONS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS, ZONING ORDINANCES, ENFORCEABLE EASEMENTS OF RECORD AND SUBJECT TO TAXES AND ASSESSMENT OF CENTRAL COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 4308 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, A/K/A 535 S CORAL STREET CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the properly 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 December 14, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 23018 Tampa, Florida 3362-5018 F11021966 COUNTY-CONV B/C-Rjbonin-Team 2-F11021966*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 Count y 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. 432998 CN 12/20,27/2012 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 3519 2010 2024329-670000B0062 BC and PC Corp Lot 14, and the East one-half of the New York Street abutting said Lot 14, Block B, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432959 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Earn some extra cash. 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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3466 2010 2024329-28000000510 Mary Culliver Est & Winder VI, LLC Lot 90, Ford Park Subdivision, Section One, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, of the 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432955 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. & June E. Harben 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432939 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 1617 2010 1144432-A00002170000 Denton II, LLC The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, 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 Lot No. 2956 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations, conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432954 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1478 2010 1134432-A0001610000 llene Klasfeld The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter 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 North 40 feet thereof, subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot No. 2985 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432951 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 2207 2010 1254432-A0002280100 Mercedes Teresa C. Avila The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. (Also known as Lot No. 4986, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432942 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 2036 2010 1244432-A0000220100 Jose Rigoberto Garcia, Maria Consuelo Garcia, and Luzdary Garcia The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 5430 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432957 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ricker St. John ALford, Jr. 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 2921 2009 2024329-37000000130 David A. & Nancy K. Bussell Lots 27 through 41, inclusive, of LABELLE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 4, 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432944 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 3586 2010 2184329-03000002050 Elizabeth G. Mack & Dana Brown Lot 205 thru 214, Block 10, EVELYN TERRACE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 46, 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432943 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 2535 2010 1354432-A0001100100 Muiril Espino The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter 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 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 4444 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas, and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432950 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 3165 2010 1214334-010000U0080 Daisy Bell Williams Lot 11, Block U, of Harlem Addition NO. 3, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, of the 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432953 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262012CA000300XXXXXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANC 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 2, 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 rst date of publication, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s 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, 2 012. 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 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 No Trash PickupThere will be no Residential Garbage pickup on Tuesday December 25, 2012 or January 1, 2013 due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Normal pick up will resume the next scheduled day. Transfer stations in Clewiston & LaBelle will also be closed.Please call 863-675-5252 if you have any questions. 432607 CB/CN 12/16/2012 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF HENDRY COUNTY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Hendry County hereby provides notice that the following properties owned by the County are available for sale: 88 S. Main Street, LaBelle (Parcel I.D. # 2-29-43-02-610-0000-009.0) and 90 N. Main Street, LaBelle (Parcel I.D. # 2-29-43-02-150-0004-002.0). Both properties contain of ce buildings. The asking price for 88 S. Main Street is $325,000. The asking price for 90 N. Main Street is $150,000. Interested persons should contact a licensed real estate broker, who will then contact the County to proceed further. 432990 CGS 12/20/2012 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, V S. 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. A ny 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 Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town.

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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! 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 20, 2012 Crossword Puzzle If you’re like many Americans, you may think of methamphetamine, or meth, as just a subject of television dramas. But what you may not realize is that the increasing use of this illegal and highly dangerous drug could be hurting your own community. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), meth use is on the rise -439,000 Americans ages 12 and older abused the drug in 2011. Aside from obvious health risks, long-term use of the drug can lead to aggressive behavior, violent crime and domestic disputes. And making meth involves mixing unstable materials leading to res, explosions and the creation of toxic chemicals. These concerns, along with the cost of addiction, drug treatment and hazardous waste cleanup, are putting undue economic strain on communities as well as on federal, state and local governments. But luckily, there are steps everyone can take to help make their communities safer and decrease drug-related incidents.Treat Congestion DifferentlyIf you suffer from colds or allergies, you have probably noticed the effects of the 2005 Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act, which limited the amount of pseudoephedrine (PSE) products you can buy and moved them behind pharmacy counters. Now, thanks to new technologies emerging in the ght against meth, cold and allergy sufferers will soon be able to purchase medicine designed to help make communities safer. For example, Acura Pharmaceuticals, a company whose sole focus is to improve medicines with unique technologies to address abuse and misuse, is launching Nexafed 30mg pseudoephedrine HCl tablets. Nexafed, which is as effective as leading PSE products at providing nasal congestion relief, has the added bene t of patent-pending Impede technology, a proprietary mixture of inactive ingredients that disrupts the ability to extract and convert PSE into methamphetamine. Opting for such a medication over many traditional PSE treatments is one big step to limit the availability of a crucial meth ingredient locally. More information is available at www.acurapharm.com.Check Your Medicine CabinetMeth’s ease of availability stems in part from the fact that it can be made at home using PSE extracted from currently available decongestants, along with common household products. So when you’re cleaning out your medicine cabinet, do so carefully. Take your expired cold and u medications, as well as prescription drugs, to your pharmacy or to a local take-back event. To learn more about these events, visit, www.takebacknetwork.com.Talk to Your KidsHealthy decisions start at home. Have a dialogue with your children about the dangers of drug abuse. Encourage them to get involved in activities like sports and music, especially if your work day ends after school ends. Check in with them daily. Dinner around the table is an excellent opportunity for conversation. Even if dangerous drug abuse seems like a remote problem to you, the production, sale and use of methamphetamine has rami cations that hurt everyone. This is why experts are advising local communities to get involved in ghting back. New Developments in Medicine Can Help Keep Communities Safer Aside from obvious health risks, long-term use of the drug [meth] can lead to aggressive behavior, violent crime and domestic disputes.

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