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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: 12-27-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
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By Katrina ElskenSpecial to the Glades County Democrat When Glades County students return from their winter break on Jan. 8, they will nd some changes at their schools. Some gates and doors will be locked, some traf c patterns may change and there may be additional steps involved in checking a student out from school. "The changes are going to inconvenience some people," said Superintendent of Schools Scott Bass. "We're doing what we think is necessary and right for the safety of our students." Mr. Bass was at home, taking care of his own sick children, on Friday, Dec. 14, when the horrifying news came out about the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. "I was glued to the news," he said. County schools increase security LEASE A NEW 2013 ESCAPE SE FOR ONLY $219 PER MONTH.*24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3013 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock #13t90. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $500 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 12/31/12. newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper.Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 Vol. 84, No. 47 Crossword ...Page 15 50¢ Plus ta x Glades at a Glance ...Page 3 Historical Society to host special program ...Page 8 Students send holiday mail to heroes ... Page 9 COPS program graduation ...Page 8 Obituaries ...Page 6 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ MHESMoore Haven Elementary crowns Snow King and Queen Moore Haven Elementary School’s Safety Patrol held a contest to see which student could raise the most funds by running for Snow King and Snow Queen. The cost was a penny a vote and Ryan Gentry in Ms. Harris’ Kindergarten class is the 2012 Snow King. Alexis Eley in Mrs. Cosby’s 4th grade won Snow Queen. First Runners up were Snow Prince Brian Alfonso in Mrs. Tillery’s Kindergarten and Tyeveshia Cox in 5th grade was the Snow Princess. The students were crowned at the Christmas on the Caloosahatchee Festival in the Park. Pictured from L to R: Princess Tyeveshia Cox, King Ryan Gentry, Queen Alexis Eley and Prince Brian Alfonso. See SCHOOLS — Page 11

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonBirders and Photographers of all skills and ages are invited to participate in the Sixth Annual STA5-Clewiston Christmas Bird Count (FLSO) on Saturday, Dec. 29. Participation in the 2012 Christmas Bird Counts is free. Be a Citizen Scientist for the day and help collect data that will be used to track the location and frequency of bird species. The STA5-Clewiston teams will meet at 7 a.m. at the STA5 Deer Fence Trailhead. For information about Florida Christmas Bird Counts go to the Florida Ornithological Society’s website at http://fosbirds.org or register on Audubon Christmas Bird Count site at http://birds.audubon.org. One of the 121 species reported during the 2011 Count was a common wintering ycatcher, the Eastern Phoebe, which rarely breeds in southern Florida. They usually arrive in Florida in late September or early October and return to their breeding ground by April. Their normal breeding range includes British Columbia and the United States east of the Rocky Mountains and as far south as Texas or northwest Florida. The Eastern Phoebe is a plump songbird that appears large-headed for a bird of its size. The head often appears at on the top, but phoebes will sometimes raise the feathers on their head up into a peak. They have a medium-length tail and short thin bills. These ycatchers are brownish-gray above and off-white below. The sides of the breast have a dusky wash. In the fall they will have faint yellow on the belly and whitish edging on the folded wing feathers. When perched they frequently wag their tails down and up. Their most common song is a raspy “fee-bee” with lasts about half a second, but they also make sharp “peep” calls. The oldest known Eastern Phoebe lived to be 10 years and four months old. These birds prefer living in open woods located near urban yards, parks or rural farmlands where the forage for insects which they catch on the wing. They will also eat berries and fruit. Females build a cup-shaped nest about 15 feet above the ground. This nest is often constructed in niches or under overhangs on manmade structures, such as bridges, culverts or ledges. The nest, which is made from mud, moss and leaves mixed with grass stems and animal hair usually takes about ve to 14 days to complete. When completed, the female lays three to four mostly white eggs with occasional brown speckling which she incubates for 15 to 16 days. The young edge in 15 to 16 days. Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding and photography trips. You and your guests are invited participate in upcoming Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29 or birding trips on Jan. 5 and 19, at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). For information please e-mail Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call 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 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 27, 2012 Inland Birding Fun: Eastern Phoebe (EAPH) Tobacco Free Glades County is encouraging tobacco users to create a comprehensive quit plan with the help of the Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida’s resources: The Florida Quitline, Web Coach or Area Health Education Centers’ in-person services. A quit plan is the rst step for a successful quit attempt. For those who use tobacco, the most important step to take for a healthier and longer life is to quit. Tobacco users who quit can double their chances at success by using the state’s free and convenient quit services. “If you are resolving to quit tobacco for the New Year, there are resources available to help you,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “Counseling and medication are very effective and greatly increase your chances of quitting and staying tobacco free for good.” Tobacco Free Florida’s evidence-based resources include consultation from a certi ed and trained Quit Coach as well as FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), when appropriate. This combined approach of counseling and NRT can double or triple a tobacco user’s chance of quitting. Seven out of 10 adult smokers report that they want to quit completely. Those who have tried to quit but relapsed in the past should try again because most former smokers made several attempts before quitting permanently. Quitting tobacco is hard, but it is not impossible. In fact, there are more former smokers than current smokers in the state. However, not having a plan can make quitting more dif cult. Will 2013 Be the Year You Quit Tobacco for Good? PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEEastern Phoebe. Margaret England

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Glades County Legislative Delegation to meet Jan. 18The annual meeting of the Glades County Legislative Delegation will take place on Friday, Jan. 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Glades County Courthouse Commission Chambers, located at 500 Avenue “J” SW, 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 speak 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.GCSO to host COP AcademyThe Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce (GCSO) will host the next COP Academy. The nine-week academy for volunteers will start Tuesday, Jan. 15, and will be held every Tuesday evening from 6 until 9 p.m. For information, contact Marion at 863-946-1600, ext. 2139.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, 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.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!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 8–11 a.m. (open to the public);  Saturday nights Members pool tournament; chicken wings carry out only (ppen 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.Church announces servicesBuckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Rd., would like to invite all to church services. Sunday School at 10:45 a.m., worship 11 a.m. and Sunday night 7 p.m. Starting First Sunday in December, evening Sunday worship will change to 6 p.m. Wednesday night supper starts at 6 p.m., followed by worship at 7 p.m.Parade Entries wanted for Chalo NitkaApplications 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!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 of f at either of Okeechobee’s VFW posts or the Buckhead Ridge VFW post. For more information, call 863-763-8011.Narcotics Anonymous meetsNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more information, please call 863-634-4780. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 27, 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 27, 2012 A New Year: The Mayans Got It Wrong!BY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH.D.+ Saint Martins ChurchThe New Year seems somewhat arbitrary. There is a Jewish New Year, a Chinese New Year and there were different dates in antiquity depending on whether a moon calendar or a sun calendar was being used. It seems that we are going to celebrate it on January 1st which suf ces for our world/country/ community/calendar printers/datebooks/electronic watches, etc. We forget that there is still a leap year. Why? To correct the inaccuracy of our dating systems; actually the year is about 365-1/4 days long, remember? Our precision is really up for grabs and a bit arbitrary. We correct every four years; adding a day. Then, this is not entirely accurate, but it suf ces for all practical purposes. I note that the Bible speaks of time in ways other than our ways. People come and visit for extended periods (e.g. Luke 1:56), live to incredibly old ages (e.g. Deuteronomy 34:7), look for signs as their guidance (e.g. Matthew 24:3) and even speaks of not knowing days or hours (Matthew 24:36). It's interesting that we've passed through the Mayan calendar and predictions about the end of the world. Maybe the Mayans were the forerunners of those who claim to be religious and think they can predict end times. I would conjecture that they share with the Mayans what scriptures say "no one knows about the day or the hour, not even the angels in heaven nor the Son of Man(ibid)!" One of the linguists pointed out that the ancient Greeks had two words for time; "chronos" or "clock time" and "teleos" or "event time." We have become more involved with "clock time" while ancient people thought about "event time" and this is more akin to God's time. I had a former military of cer in one Church I served who reminded me each Sunday that I started a minute early or was three minutes late in starting Church services. One day I asked him "How old is this out t2,000 years?" and he said "Yeah." I reminded him "John, for the rst 1,400 years they didn't even have clocks!" Life went on and people did quite well when they were more attuned to "God's time" and not "clock time!" Living in eternity, God doesn't have to worry about days or hours, celebrate the new year coming in, remember birthdays or be concerned about his Heavenly beings getting "time and a half" or "overtime." Now, we've come to a new year. It is our demarcation of "chronos" and does serve some purpose. People make resolutions; knowing that the time has come to do something about giving up smoking or losing weight or making amends or to do better with their relation with God. New Year's time is a re ection and benchmark; not so good in the past, resolve to do better from now on. It is a time to look forward in hope; what better symbol of a new year than a baby who is the living symbol of potential and hope? New Year's has always been celebrated; not because of any absolute sharp division but because it gives us a minute to re ect, resolve, recognize, give thanks for the blessings of the past and be thankful for God's promises for the future. I try to take time out to re ect at this time; being thankful for past blessings, resolving to try to do better in the year to come, thankful for the past year that has been given to me, being grateful for the hope for the time to come. I trust that you have a happy and blessed New Year, lled with blessings and God's love. Religion Column Rev. Sam S. Thomas "People make resolutions; knowing that the time has come to do something about giving up smoking or losing weight or making amends or to do better with their relation with God. New Year's time is a re ection and benchmark; not so good in the past, resolve to do better from now on."

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The holiday season is a time to celebrate the spirit of giving, and First Bank in Clewiston instilled that spirit on Thursday, December 20, when their Board of Trustees provided $100,000 to the Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation. Glenda Wilson, hospital foundation director, was on hand to receive the check from Carey Soud, President of First Bank. In total, First Bank has given $400,000 to the hospital foundation since 2006. They have earmarked $45,000 of their latest gift towards the renovation of three patient rooms at Hendry Regional. In acknowledging this charitable gift and First Bank’s continuous generosity and support of Hendry Regional Medical Center, Glenda Wilson said that comments on the bank’s web site say it all: “First Bank has been helping meet the nancial needs of the residents and businesses of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties since 1922. From that time to today we are committed to building relationships for the future through honor, integrity, and trust that achieve our customers’ goals while having a positive in uence on our employees, vendors, community, and industry.” “First Bank’s generosity has made a signi cant impact on improving patient care at Hendry Regional Medical Center,” said Ms. Wilson. First Bank Donates $100,000 to HRMC Foundation From a major agreement to improve Everglades water quality to moving Tropical Storm Isaac’s historic deluge away from populated areas, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) marked another year of service to 7.7 million Central and South Florida residents and signi cant progress on environmental restoration and water resource protection initiatives in 2012. “We saw success in all facets of our core missions this year, including a milestone Everglades restoration agreement between the state and the federal government,” said SFWMD Executive Director Melissa L. Meeker. “With continued strategic planning, sound science and effective use of taxpayer dollars, we are poised to begin another year of protecting and improving South Florida’s water resources.” Among the most signi cant achievements in 2012 was consensus between the State of Florida and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on new strategies for improving water quality in America’s Everglades. Based on months of scienti c discussions, these restoration strategies will expand water quality improvement projects to achieve the ultra-low phosphorus water quality standard established for the Everglades. Natural Systems Accomplishments in 2012 In addition to the new restoration strategies, the District completed signi cant work this year to restore South Florida’s natural systems. To improve water ow to the Everglades, the agency awarded a contract for design and construction of a pump station and six massive pumps that will deliver water from the 15-billiongallon L-8 Reservoir in Palm Beach County. This milestone paves the way for the reservoir to provide some of the increased water storage that is essential for Everglades restoration. In the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary region, the District and its local partners completed several important projects to increase water storage and improve water quality. Built and constructed by local communities and supported by the District, 2012 projects include: Powell Creek Filter Marsh: Completed in October by Lee County, the 18-acre lter marsh and wetland preserve is improving water quality by cleaning water before it reaches the river, increasing storage and improving wildlife habitat. Dispersed Water Management C-43 Reservoir Interim Project: With Lake Okeechobee’s water level rising in October from above-average rainfall, the District took emergency action to capture water on the site of a future Everglades restoration project to reduce freshwater impacts on the estuary. Throughout its 16 counties, the District increased water storage by 6,855 acres-feet. This included the award of Northern Everglades Payment for Environmental Services contracts, encompassing eight agreements with private landowners to store water on their land. The District also nalized the assessment of water farming on agricultural lands in the St. Lucie River and Estuary Watershed. In Lake Okeechobee and Lake Istokpoga, the District planted more than 5,000 cypress pond apple and red maple trees. In Lemkin Creek, a pilot project and study was initiated to enhance the production of apple snails, the primary food source of the endangered Everglades snail kite. Important restoration work for natural systems improvements was also accomplished, including: Completing 30 percent of design for the A-1 ow equalization basin as part of the new restoration strategies Assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to speed planning for projects in the Central Everglades Completing the Lakeside Ranch STA – Phase 1, which is transforming ranch land into a 2,000acre wetland that will clean stormwater runoff bound for Lake Okeechobee Completing the Deering Estate Flow, which is a way to help restore freshwater ows to Biscayne Bay Coordinating with local governments and administering programs to implement 23 local restoration, habitat and water quality improvement projectsWater Quality ImprovementsRestoration of South Florida’s natural systems includes improvements in water quality. To date, $1.8 billion has been invested in Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) construction, creating 57,000 acres of effective treatment area. In 2012, the District continued this work, including: Treating more than 700,000 acre-feet of water in the STAs, removing more than 178,000 pounds of phosphorus Implementing Best Management Practices on 640,000 acres of land, with an average phosphorus reduction of 55 percent over the program’s 16-year history Achieving a 71 percent phosphorus reduction in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reducing phosphorus in the C-139 Basin by more than 15 metric tons Scienti c monitoring remains a key component of this work. In 2012, District staff collected 38,260 water quality samples supporting 83 projects and studies and conducted 263,262 water quality data analyses.Flood Control During Record Rainfall Several large rainfall events impacted South Florida in 2012, the most notable being Tropical Storm Isaac. During the 1-in-100-year storm, nearly 15 inches of rain fell in a 72 hour period in western Palm Beach County. In response, the District moved more than 105 billion gallons of water away from residents in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The District also constructed an emergency weir and ow-way to relieve pressure on a levee adjacent to a residential area in Palm Beach County’s western communities. The 140-foot weir can move enough water out of the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area to ll a residential swimming pool every 2.7 seconds until a long-term solution is completed. Along with responding to storms, the District completed several important projects to ensure the regional ood control system is operating as designed, including: Replacing Golden Gate weirs six and seven in the Big Cypress Basin Continuing East Coast Protective Levee repairs Overhauling nine main pumps and refurbishing engines Completing 494 inspections resulting in 45 infrastructure improvement projects Completing 300 survey and mapping requestsMission Support Continues Ef cienciesIn 2012, the District remained focused on ensuring accountability, transparency and public involvement in agency decisions. Efforts were directed toward accomplishing core functions, streamlining operations and achieving consistency across water management district boundaries. This work included processing 619 public records requests, conducting 55 Governing Board, Water Resources Advisory Commission Tropical Storm Isaac photo gallery (WRAC) and monthly regulatory meetings and expanding the District’s website, www.sfwmd.gov. Mission support success was also achieved in related work, including: Updating the District’s ve year Strategic Plan and Capital Improvement Program Completing budgets in compliance with new state statutory guidance Completing a nancing plan for Everglades restoration strategies water quality projects Achieving $8.9 million in cost avoidance through contract negotiations 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 lensesOnly 4 Days Left for this Great Sale! 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 27, 2012 SFWMD Highlights Restoring Natural Systems, Flood Control in 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOPictured is Morris Ridgdill, Earl (Chipper) Edwards, Bryan Beer, Glenda Wilson, Carey Soud, Karl Larsen, Deborah VanSickle, Miller Couse. Not pictured is Tommy Perry.

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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.Christine W. Elliott, 100LABELLE — Christine W. Elliott, passed away Dec. 20, 2012 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Jan. 13, 1912 in Mill Town, Ga., to the late Charles James and the late Emma Caroline (Patten) Wheeler. She was a former resident of Okeechobee, Pahokee and Canal Point. Christine was a former Trustee of Barron Library and Past President of United Methodist Women. She also was a member of Friends of the Library, LaBelle Beauti cation Committee, Pahokee & Clewiston Garden Clubs, LaBelle Heritage Museum and Alpha Sigma Phi in LaBelle. Christine was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include her son, Michael J. (Sherry) Elliott of LaBelle, Jess P. (Sharon) Elliott of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Joseph (Mette) Elliott, Susan (Michael) Lilley of LaBelle, Merry Lynne(Kent) Mathis of Jacksonville, Jennifer Evans and Mandy (Tom) Bird; great-grandchildren, Jared Mathis, Micah Mathis, Brandon Mathis and Lindsey Bird and nieces & nephews, She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jess M. Elliott; son, Charles Elliott, and four siblings. A graveside funeral service was held Wed. Dec. 26, 2012, 11 a.m. at Port Mayaca Cemetery, Canal Point with Rev. Joe Wallace of ciated. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013, 2 pm at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, LaBelle with Rev. John Bennett of ciating. 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. Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 27, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A student at Moore Haven High School was arrested on the school’s campus after he was reportedly found to be in possession of prescription pills and suspected marijuana. Ke-Ante’ Qua-Nard Skinner, 18, Ventura Ave., Clewiston, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 19, on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (xanax) without a prescription and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Skinner was booked into the Glades County Jail under a bond of $12,500. Jail records show he was released on bond the next day. An arrest report by Deputy Richard E. Anderson, of the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce (GCSO), stated that Skinner was taken Wednesday to the of ce of school principal George E. Coates because of his behavior. Mr. Coates reportedly told the deputy that Skinner’s behavior “... was out of the norm ...” and that he was cursing at teachers. According to the arrest report School Resource Of cer Donald Watts was called to the of ce by Mr. Coates. When SRO Watts searched the teen he reportedly found a clear plastic bag that held nine small plastic bags that contained a suspicious substance. When eld tested, that substance indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana, continued the deputy’s report. The SRO also reportedly found eight white oblong pills. It was later learned that those pills were 2mg xanax. Deputy Anderson stated in his report that Skinner said he bought the suspected pot from someone in Clewiston, and that he found the pills “... lying around his house.” Skinner’s mother was contacted about the drugs and she reportedly told Deputy Anderson that she didn’t know where the marijuana came from and that no one in her household has a prescription for xanax. Xanax, which is also known as alprazolam, is an addictive benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks. Moore Haven teen charged with pot, pill possession Ke-Ante’ Skinner Special to the Glades County DemocratMightyTerriersThe Moore Haven Mighty Terriers had a exciting season. Hosting the Orange Bowl Championship games at Terrier Stadium. A special thanks to the team, coaches, volunteers, parents and every one who help make this season successful. Without the help of those who contributed this season would not have been possible. Uriel Minott (above) won the 2012 Toyota Orange Bowl Performance Award. Uriel received a $100 money order from Southeast Toyota and the Orange Bowl Committee. He was recongnized at the season ending game in Miami. By Mickie AndersonUniversity of Florida/IFASGAINESVILLE — A new research study gauging the outlook for the Florida manatee shows that it’s a case of great news and not-so-great news. The Florida’s manatee population has grown so much in the last decade that the graceful creatures may soon nd themselves reclassi ed by wildlife management of cials from endangered to merely threatened. But while a research team from the University of Florida and the U.S. Geological Survey found that the manatee’s numbers have grown, they say the study’s results suggest that their outlook remains risky. Manatees are peculiar looking mammals, w eighing as much as 3,500 pounds and with a lifespan of about 60 years. They are slow moving and breathe air but can stay submerged underwater several minutes at a time. They are important to the state’s tourism industry and to the state’s residents, who made the manatee the of cial state marine mammal. The researchers studied genetic samples from 362 manatees obtained through necropsies or using a biopsy tool similar to a cattle earnotcher on free-swimming wild manatees and found that the mammals’ genetic diversity is not suf cient for them to quickly adapt to an everchanging, often-threatening environment, said Kimberly Pause Tucker, the study’s lead author. Besides the environmental threats, low diversity could signal the potential for future inbreeding problems, such as those that have caused problems in the Florida panther population. “I think it’s bad news, but it’s not the worst news,” said Tucker, a former UF doctoral student and now assistant professor and director of STEM initiatives at Stevenson University in Stev enson, Md. “The bad news is the low diversity that we’re seeing. But fortunately, we’re not seeing any deleterious effects from it … yet.” Tucker was co-advised on her doctoral work by Madan Oli, a UF population ecology professor and Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member. A paper detailing the study’s ndings was published Monday by the J ournal of Mammalogy. In January 2000, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission two-day aerial surv ey counted 1,646 manatees gathered in their favored warm-water sites, including springs and near power plants. In 2011, a similar count tallied 4,834 manatees. Based on such trends, wildlife management of cials recommended changing the status from endangered to threatened in the most recent rev iew, said Margaret Hunter, the study’s co-lead author and a USGS manatee expert who studies the creatures from Florida to Puerto Rico and Belize. Manatee population has grown but low diversity still a risk

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By Anne CoffeySpecial to the Glades County Democrat Glades County Historical Society will feature their rst traveling exhibition funded by the Florida Bureau of Historical Preserv ation at the historic Pieter Westergaard House, Jan. 318. This unique exhibit titled We Were Here,' will present an overview of the people of the Belle Glade Culture who dominated the remote marshy lake and river w orld of the south central Florida peninsula for 3,000 years. Historians refer to them as The People of the Water. They were here w hen the Spanish arrived in 1513 but by the time the First Spanish period ended they had disappeared. They controlled the transport of trade goods, food, and people by canoe, paddling across the wide Lake Okeechobee and river and marshes as far north as Kissimmee Lake. They constructed the largest prehistoric canal system known in what is now the United States. This enabled them to dominate trade entering and leaving their domain. Evidence of settlements were at strategic points on higher ground giving them control of trade routes throughout the region, such as the place where Fisheating Creek enters Lake Okeechobee (Fort Center earthworks) or w here the long gone Democrat River entered the lake (Belle Glade mound) or strategic positions along the ever-shifting Kissimmee River (mounds in Kissimmee Prairie Preserve and Avon Park Air Force Range). Pottery shards have been discovered w herever they settled. This pottery is quite different than most because this area, the Belle Glade Plain, did not have the usual components such as clay found in potterymaking cultures. The exhibition will consist of eight to ten panels with maps, photographs and illustrations to complement the text and artifacts. Beautiful carvings have been discovered in the mounds as well as tools carved of shell, wood and bone. We Were Here' is designed by Robert Carr and Tim Harrington of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy. It will be shown for periods of about three weeks each during the rst half of 2013 in Moore Haven, Lake Placid Historical Society, Stuart County Library, Okeechobee County Library and Osceola Historical Society's new facility in Kissimmee. Glades County Historical Society will be open for several hours daily from Jan. 3 to Jan. 18 to give everyone an opportunity to view this one-of-a-kind exhibit. Hours will be announced after Christmas day. For further information, phone Julie Wigton at 863-946-2060 or Anne Coffey at 863801-5199. School students and other groups can be given tours of the exhibition. Rare exhibit to visit Glades County Historical Society 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! 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 27, 2012 Special to the Glades County DemocratCOP Academy graduatesThe Graduates of the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce COP Academy #12-0002, wrapped up with a graduation ceremony on Dec. 18, which included presentation of certi cates and a pizza party. All those who participated stated that the course gave them a new understanding and a different perspective of the law enforcement function and procedures. The next COP Academy is scheduled to begin on Jan. 15. Also pictured in the back row is Sheriff Stuart Whiddon and chief Deputy CD Pottorff. Special to the Glades County DemocratHoliday ParadeBrighton Charter School students were among the participants in the Okeechobee Christmas Parade in downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 10

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 27, 2012 Special to the Glades County DemocratHoliday Mail for HerosWest Glades School students in Mrs. Huysman’s library classes recently participated in the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes project. This project delivers holiday cards to veterans, military families, and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world. Over 250 cards were boxed and mailed to send a “touch of home” to the American men and women who serve our country. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced Dec. 21, it w ill increase the amount of water owing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River in response to rising lake levels. Beginning Saturday Dec. 22, the Corps adjusted the target ow from the lake to the Caloosahatchee Estuary upward to a 7-day average of 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. Local runoff outside the lake into the Caloosahatchee River could cause ows to exceed this target. No releases are planned to the St. Lucie Estuary, although runoff from the St Lucie Canal will continue to pass through the St. Lucie Lock as needed. The release is roughly half of what is currently authorized under the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS), the master plan for water management of the lake. The lake has risen over the past two weeks due to signi cant precipitation in the area. The stage Friday was 15.16 feet. "This is a very challenging water management scenario," said Lt. Col. Tom Greco, Jacksonville District deputy commander for south Florida. "Wet conditions have caused the lake to rise, and while we face a dry seasonal forecast, there is a wet multi-seasonal forecast. This action puts the Corps in a position where releases can be increased if wet conditions continue, or decreased if dry conditions develop, with minimal impact to the Caloosahatchee Estuary." The Corps will closely monitor conditions and adjust ows as necessary to balance the competing needs and purposes of Lake Okeechobee. For more information on water level and ows data for Lake Okeechobee, visit the Corps' water management page at the Jacksonville District website: http://w3.saj.usace. army.mil/h2o/reports.htm. Corps increases ows from Lake Okeechobee SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Edison State College is offering scholarships to help students live where they learn. The scholarships are for LightHouse Commons, the rst oncampus, apartment-style residence building on the Fort Myers campus. "We are always looking for ways to help ease the nancial challenges our students face as they work towards earning a degree from Edison," said Dr. Russ Watjen, Interim V ice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Scholarship amounts are up to $3,000 for the Spring 2013 term only. Each scholarship amount will be determined on a case-bycase basis. The priority application deadline is Dec. 14. Students will need to complete the Housing Scholarship Application and a Housing Application. Both are available online at http://www. edison.edu/financialaid/housingscholarship/. Students will also need to have a complete FAFSA application to be considered for the housing scholarship. Additional questions can be emailed to: linda.saunders@edison.edu. Edison State College offers student housing scholarships Tobacco cessation classes availableNew tobacco cessation classes are available at the Moore Haven Public Library. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is provided by attending the classes. Please contact Angelica Pena to register, or for more information call 863-902-3019.Mortgage assistance availableIf you are unemployed or underemployed you may be quali ed to receive nancial assistance through the Florida Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program. This program, administered by Florida Housing Finance Corporation is available statewide for troubled homeowners who are unemployed or underemployed through no fault of their own. Okeechobee Non-Pro t House, Inc. (ONPH) is a approved HHF Advisor Agency. Homeowners who qualify for nancial assistance from HHF may receive monthly mortgage payments paid directly to their lender, and or funding to help bring a past due rst mortgage current. To determine if you are eligible for this funding, you may: Contact Okeechobee Non-Pro t Housing, Inc. at 863-467-5525 to make an appointment to have an HHF Advisor pre-screen and determine if you qualify for this assistance, or email to administration@onph .org or log onto the of cial web site at www.FLHardestHitHelp.org. This web site contains all the information that you will need to complete your application for assistance, including eligibility criteria, step-by-step instructions and prompts to help you. Please use Referral Code 85087 or you may not be assigned to ONPH. The HHF Program is scheduled to run for the next four years. ONPH is approved to assist families in Glades, Okeechobee, Highlands, Hendry, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties.

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Employment Full Time MECHANICS-HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.43 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com Employment Part Time Accounting Clerk or AccountantCity of Pahokee is presently accepting applications for the Following Job Opportunities: Accounting Clerk or Accountant, Part-time. Please refer to: www.cityof pahokee.com for more details. All applicants must pass a drug screen and background check. Salary range: DOQ. Mail resumes to: City of Pahokee, Attn: Christine Waugh, Assistant H.R. Director, 207 Begonia Avenue. 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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Miscellaneous LICENSE PLATES $100 each for FLORIDA LICENSE PLATES FROM HENDRY COUNTY THAT BEGIN WITH THE NUMBER 49 for years 1938, 1939, 1940, 41, 42, 43, 46,47 ,48 and 1949 .. Any condition accepted, so long as they are readable. Jeff Francis 727-424-1576 email gobucs13@aol.com LICENSE PLATES $100 each for FLORIDA LICENSE PLATES FROM GLADES COUNTY THAT BEGIN WITH THE NUMBER 60 for years 1938, 1940, 42, 43, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, and 1958 Any condition accepted, so long as they are readable. Jeff Francis 727 -424 -1576 email gobucs13@aol.com. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsGreentree East Apartments 2 Bedroom Apartments Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting -Full time bilingual Site Manager -Rental rates starting at $535 plus Utilities Call 902-1577 TDD #:1-800-955-8771 701 W Ventura, Clewiston 8:00 AM -3:00 PM Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity Belle Glade 651 SE 4th St. 3br/1ba. W/D hookup, very quiet neighborhood. $575 mo. Call 305-487-2850. BELLE GLADE & South Bay, 2BR, 1BA apts. Move in special: 1st month 1/2 price. $450/mo. 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. PRIMER MES ES GRATIS!!• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES Sabado por Cita! **Buscando TRABAJADORES DE AGRICULTURA para que vengan a vivir con nosotros. LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa Fe North (877) 255-7316 LaBelle, FL Dale a su familia el presente mas mejor del mundo…..un casa bella! Houses RentLABELLE LARGE 3 BR, 2 BA, lg rooms, new carpet, interior newly painted, garage, fenced yard, greenbelt, corner lot, $750/mo. 863-675-0104 Moore Haven 2br./1 ba Double lot, fenced yard, car port, new tile. $675 mo. Lrg. 3br./2 ba. Block house. Tile oors on double lot. $825 mo. Furnished Ef ciency, Utilities & furn. $165 wk. Call (863) 509-0096 or (863) 253-0001. MOORE HAVEN, 543 Avenue H, 2BR, 1BA house. $450/month. Call 239-368-6601 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleCLEWISTON In town Duplex (2 sep. 3/2 plus lrg yard). $37,500 ea. $75k total. Ideal to share w/relative or home + rental income. Call owner 863-673-5071. Apartments For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentMOORE HAVEN SW 2br/2ba, AC 3.5 acre, fenced. Farm animals allowed. $750 mo. + sec dep. 305-720-3322. Moore Haven 2br./2ba. Car port. Furnished/ unfurnished. $500 mo. 3br./2ba. Fenced yard on acre, screened porch & shed. $675 mo. 3br./1 1/2 ba. Fenced yard, w/screened porch & shed. $575 mo. Call (863) 509-0096 or (863) 253-0001. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Machinist Full Time Perm $22.43 Per Hour Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž person in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2011-CA-001067 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. KIRENIA RODRIGUEZ FUENTES 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. 26-2011-CA-001067 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 KIRENIA RODRIGUEZ FUENTES; JULIO RODRIGUEZ; ESTELA D. FUENTES A/KIA ESTELA B. FURNTES; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 16th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF WEST 1/2 OF SOUTH. 1/2 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 68 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF WEST 1/2 OF NORTH 1/2 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 69, IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. A/K/A 445 AND 455 S BRIDA STREET, CLEWISTON, FL 33440Any 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 irrust le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale, WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 13, 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 F11002150 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-R-jbonin-Team 2 F11002150**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. 433011 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 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 OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2012CA000124 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff; vs. CARLEEN WILLIS DOWNING; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 13, 2012, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk o f Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lot 10, Block 3D of SOUTH RIDGE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 9$ and 99, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 16, 2013, in front of the Of ce of the Clerk of Courts, at the double doors, second oor hallway, Administration Building, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee, LaBelle, Florida, beginning at 11:00 A.M., subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Aven, LaBelle, FL 33935, and whose telephone number is (863)6755229, 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. DATED on Dec. 13, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLE R Clerk of Circuit Court P.O. Box 1760 LaBelle, FL 33975 BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 433006 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Salomon Olguin conducting a Cafe business at 202 W. Ventura Ave., Ste. B, Clewiston, FL 33440, under the ctitious name of Resturante Mexicano Olguins and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places o f residence are as follows: Salomon Olguin 202 W. Ventura Ave. Ste B Clewiston, FL 33440 Ownership of Resturant Mexicano Olguins is as follows: Salomon Olguin 100% It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Resturante Mexicano Olguins under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts o f 1991. Salomon Olguin DATE: 12/17/2012 202 W. Ventura Ave, Ste B Clewiston, FL 33440 433150 CN 12/27/2012 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 27, 2012 Apartments Public Notice Public Notice Miscellaneous Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. W h en 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?

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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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR PROPOSED RATE INCREASE FOR PORT LABELLE UTILITY CUSTOMERS THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY HAS DIRECTED THAT PUBLIC HEARINGS BE HELD TO CONSIDER A RATE INCREASE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WATER AND SEWER SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE PORT LABELLE UTILITY SYSTEM (PLUS). THE PROPOSED CHANGE WOULD INCREASE THE BASE FACILITY AND USAGE CHARGES FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS. The rst public hearing will be held January 9, 2013, at 5:30 p.m., before the Port LaBelle Utility System Advisory Board. The second public hearing will be held at 5:00 p.m., January 22, 2013, before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County. If approved, the rate increase will be effective for the January, 2013 usage billing issued in February, 2013. Both public hearings shall be held in the County Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed change. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 433156 CN/CB 12/27/2012 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Earth Mark Southwest Florida Mitigation, LLC (Big Cypress Mitigation Bank Phases 1-6) P.O. Box 621990, Oviedo, FL 32762-1990, has submitted Application 121029-1 for modi cation of Permit 26-00002-M for 2,163.7 acres of mitigation lands. The water will be discharged to the existing Surface Water Management System and the project is located in Sections 26, 30, 31, 35, Township 48 South, Range 31 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 433145 CN 12/27/2012 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 OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10-CA-222 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. HUGO VARGAS, et al, Defendant(st. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS JEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 11, 2012 and entered in Cise No. 10CA-222 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherijn BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and HUGO VARGAS; NATASHA R. VARGAS; 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 17th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 9; THE WEST 68 FEET OF LOT 10, AND THE WEST 68 FEET OF THE NORTH 5 FEET OF LOT 11, ALL BEING IN BLOCK J, HORESESHOE ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDEO IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 49 AND 50, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A 1999 REDMAN DOUBLE-WIDE, VIN #FLA14614531A AND #FLA 14614531B. A/K/A 1216 ANVIL SW WAY, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471 Any person ilaiming 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 December 18, 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 F 10109852 COUNTR’. -FHA--Team 2 F10109852**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance wish the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation 6 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. 433245 CN 12/27/12 1/3/13 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2009-CA-000145 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff, -VS.-Brian R. Brubaker a/k/a Brian Brubaker and Cynthia Brubaker, Husband and Wife; Bank of America, National Association Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 11, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA-000145 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintiff and Brian R. Brubaker a/k/a Brian Brubaker and Cynthia Brubaker, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MOOREHAVEN, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on January 24, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, towit:. LOT 6, LESS THE NORTH 125’ OF GLADES LITTLE RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1978 HOUS MOBILE HOME HAVING VIN’S: L1811PA AND L811PB, AND TITLE NOS. 15340592 AND 15340593, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO REAL PROPERTY. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 the ADA Coordinator; 1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. JOE FLINT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Glades County, Florida Julie Braddock DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 433242 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO IMPACT FEES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to impact fees entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, REPEALING HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-59, IMPACT FEES. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 433148 CN/CB 12/27/2012 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2012CA-000386 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, vs. MONIQUE MATHURIN, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 13,2012, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lot 18 & South 45’ of Lot 19, Block 4, LABELLE PARK, as per plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 25, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 16, 2013, in front of the Of ce of the Clerk of Courts, at the double doors, second oor hallway, Administration Building, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee, LaBelle, Florida, beginning at 11:00 A.M,, subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Aven, LaBelle, FL 33935, and whose telephone number is (863)6755229, 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. DATED on December 14, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of Circuit Court P.O. Box 1760 LaBelle, FL 33935 by: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 433064 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2010-CA-000160 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. ELLIS MONTALVO, 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. 2010CA-000160 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 ELLIS MONTALVO; CARMEN C. BURGOS A/K/A CARMEN C. BURGOS-MONTALVO; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 16th day of January, 2013, the the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK J, FORT DANAUD ACRES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1985 OLYMPIAN DOUBLEW1DE MOBILE HOME ID#D221002 A&B. A/K/A 4380 FORT KEIS AVE, LABELLE, EL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 14, 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 F10109542 COUNTRY-FHA-Team 21;10109542“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 (MD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 433062 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2012CA000383 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, VS. SYLVIA GREEN; HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY OWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC; and INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 13, 2012, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lot 14, Block 2161, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 30, 2013, in front of the Of ce of the Clerk of Courts, at public at the double doors, second oor hallway, Administration Building, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee, LaBelle, Florida, beginning at 11:00 A.M., subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Aven, LaBelle, FL 33935, and whose telephone number is (863) 675-5229, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on Dec. 14, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER Clerk of Circuit Court P.O. Box 1760 LaBelle, FL 33975 BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 432997 CN 12/27 1/3/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 26-2012CA000091 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, vs. DEANDREA Y. MARION, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 13, 2012, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk o f Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in. HENDRY County, Florida, described as: Lot 26, Block B, of Harlem Addition No. 9, Phase One, according to the plat thereo f recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 138 and 139, of the current Public Records of Hendry County, Florida at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 16, 2013, in front of the Of ce of the Clerk of Courts, at the double doors, second oor hallway, Administration Building, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E Hickpochee, LaBelle, Florida, beginning at 11:00 A.M., subject to ail ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee Aven, LaBelle, FL 33935, and whose telephone number is (863)6755229, 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. DATED on December 14, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLE R Clerk of Circuit Court P.O. Box 1760 LaBelle, FL 33975 BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 433060 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2013 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Gladeview Water Control District for the Year 2013. The Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, and the Annual Landowners meeting will take place on the 4th Friday in June, unless meeting date con icts with a holiday, and will take place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. Friday, January 18, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, March 15, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday May 17, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013 10:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 19, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, September 20, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, November 15, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 20, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Gladeview Water Control District Dated this Thursday, 13th day of December, 2012 432930 CGS 12/27/2012 NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2013 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Gladeview Water Control District for the Year 2013. The Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, and the Annual Landowners meeting will take place on the 4th Friday in June, unless meeting date con icts with a holiday, and will take place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. Friday, January 18, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, March 15, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday May 17, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013 10:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 19, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, September 20, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, November 15, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 20, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Gladeview Water Control District Dated this Thursday, 13th day of December, 2012 432935 BGS 12/27/2012 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 27, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2013 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Highland Glades Water Control District for the Year 2013. All Regular Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the months listed below at 2:00 p.m. in the Law Of ces of Caldwell Pacetti, Edwards Schoech & Viator LLP, One Clearlake Centre, 250 South Australian Avenue, Suite 600, West Palm Beach, Florida. The Annual Landowners’ Meeting is held on the 2nd Monday of June at 2:00 p.m. the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Monday, April 8, 2013 Monday, June 17, 2013, ANNUAL LANDOWNER’S MEETING Belle Glade followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Monday, August 12, 2013 Monday, October 14, 2013 Monday, December 9, 2013 By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Highland Glades Water Control District Dated this Thursday, 13th day of December, 2012 432931 CGS 12/27/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2013 EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT East Shore Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/16/2013 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 2/13/2013 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 3/13/2013 9:00 A.M. Landowner Mtg. 4/10/2013 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 4/10/2013 Following LO Board Meeting 5/15/2013 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 6/12/2013 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 7/10/2013 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 8/14/2013 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 9/11/2013 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 10/16/2013 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 11/13/2013 9:00 A.M. Board Meeting 12/11/2013 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 27th day of December, 2012. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 432188 SUN 12/27/2012 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2013 SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT South Shore Drainage District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/16/2013 10:30 A.M. Board Meeting 2/13/2013 10:30 A.M. Landowner Mtg. 3/13/2013 10:30 A.M. Board Meeting 3/13/2013 Following LO Board Meeting 4/10/2013 10:30 A.M. Board Meeting 5/15/2013 10:30 A.M. Board Meeting 6/12/2013 10:30 A.M. Board Meeting 7/10/2013 10:30 A.M. Board Meeting 8/14/2013 10:30 A.M. Board Meeting 9/11/2013 10:30 A.M. Board Meeting 10/16/2013 10:30 A.M. Board Meeting 11/13/2013 10:30 A.M. Board Meeting 12/11/2013 10:30 A.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 27th day of December, 2012. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT 432237 SUN 12/27/2012 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 FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY A DMINISTRATION 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: T HE 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 T HE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF. SUBJECT TO EXISTING OIL, GAS AND MINERAL RESERVATIONS, CONDIT IONS, 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 EST ATES, A/K/A 535 S CORAL STREET CLEWISTON, FL 33440 A ny 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 Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 23018 T ampa, Florida 3362-5018 F11021966 COUNTY-CONV B/C-Rj bonin-Team 2-F11021966*See Americans with Disabilities A ct In accordance with the A mericans 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. 432998 CN 12/20,27/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2009-CA-000396 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, VS. VERONICA. P. RUIZ AKA VERONICA RUIZ 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. 26-2009-CA-000396 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC, is the Plaintiff and VERONICA P. RUIZ AKA VERONICA RUIZ; VICTOR M. RUIZ; ALEXIS L. RUIZ; XAVIER RUIZ; ANDREW T. RUIZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OP THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING COMER 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 EAST 261.50 FEET OF THE WEST 286.50 FEET OF THE SOUTH 425.00 FEET OF THE NORTH 450,00 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS THE WEST 10 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH A CERTAIN 2000 REDMAN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# FLA14614955A AND FLA14614955B. A/K/A 3951 NORTH RIVER ROAD, LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 14, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.0, Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 P09036086 WELLSLPS-FHA-Team 1 -F09036086**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 (TOD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 433052 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013NOTICE 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 MEETINGS FOR 2013 EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT East Beach Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/16/2013 8:00 A.M. Board Meeting 2/13/2013 8:00 A.M. Board Meeting 3/13/2013 8:00 A.M. Board Meeting 4/10/2013 8:00 A.M. Board Meeting 5/15/2013 8:00 A.M. Board Meeting 6/12/2013 8:00 A.M. Board Meeting 7/10/2013 8:00 A.M. Board Meeting 8/14/2013 8:00 A.M. Landowner Mtg. 9/11/2013 8:00 A.M. Board Meeting 9/11/2013 Following LO Board Meeting 10/16/2013 8:00 A.M. Board Meeting 11/13/2013 8:00 A.M. Board Meeting 12/11/2013 8:00 A.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 27th day of December, 2012. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 432139 SUN 12/27/2012 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2013 SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT South Florida Conservancy District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/16/2013 11:00 A.M. Board Meeting 2/13/2013 11:00 A.M. Landowner Mtg. 3/13/2013 11:00 A.M. Board Meeting 3/13/2013 Following LO Board Meeting 4/10/2013 11:00 A.M. Board Meeting 5/15/2013 11:00 A.M. Board Meeting 6/12/2013 11:00 A.M. Board Meeting 7/10/2013 11:00 A.M. Board Meeting 8/14/2013 11:00 A.M. Board Meeting 9/11/2013 11:00 A.M. Board Meeting 10/16/2013 11:00 A.M. Board Meeting 11/13/2013 11:00 A.M. Board Meeting 12/11/2013 11:00 A.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 27th day of December, 2012. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT 432238 SUN 12/27/2012 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00A.M. on Thursday, January 17, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1L10 The improvements under this Contract consist of bridge repairs which includes removal and replacement of the bridge fender system, clearance gauges and navigational lighting, Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $2,050,857.00 E1L13 The improvements under this Contract consist of bridge rehabilitation which includes repairs to structural steel, replacement of steel grid decking, restoration of concrete spalling and painting of bridge span steel elements, including the four lift towers, Lee County. Budget Estimate: $676,251.00 E1 L73 The improvements under this Contract consist of drainage improvements, milling and resurfacing, guardrail and signing and pavement marking, Desoto County. Budget Estimate: $210,432.00 E1 L90 The improvements under this Contract consist of sidewalks, turnouts, drainage improvements, curb and gutters, signing and pavement markings, and pedestrian signals, Polk County Budget Estimate: $255,357.00 E1 L92 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Various DistrictWide Traf c Operations Roadway Improvements Administered through a Push-Button Contract. District Wide Budget Estimate: $1,000,000.00 E1 M27 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Performance Turf. Polk Budget Estimate: $175,000.00 E1 M28 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Inside Mower Deck Herbicide Mowing Application. Desoto & Hardee Budget Estimate; $140,000.00 E1 M29 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal and Edging & Sweeping. District Wide. Budget Estimate: $272,939.00 E1 M30 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal and Edging & Sweeping. Hardee Budget Estimate: $201,096.00 E1 M31 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Roadside and Outfall Ditch Cleaning and Reshaping and Clearing and Clearing and Grubbing and Tree Trimming/Removal of Surrounding Areas. Polk Budget Estimate: $80,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 432947 CGS 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2013 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT for the Calendar Year 2013. All meetings of the Everglades Agricultural Area Envir onmental Protection District Board of Supervisors will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Florida/IFASEverglades Research and Educational Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Thursday, January 31, 2013 Friday, February 8, 2013 Friday, March 8, 2013 Friday, April 12, 2013 Friday, May 10, 2013 Friday, June 7, 2013 Friday, July 12, 2013-ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, August 9, 2013 Friday, September 13, 2013 Friday, October 11, 2013 Friday, November 8, 2013 Friday, December 13, 2013 By: CHARLES F. SCHOECH, ESQ. Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District Dated this Thursday, 13th day of December, 2012 432928 CGS 12/27/2012 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 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 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 27, 2012 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 MEETINGS 2013 CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT Clewiston Drainage District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 350 W. Arroyo Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/16/2013 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 2/13/2013 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 3/13/2013 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 4/10/2013 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 5/15/2013 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 6/12/2013 2:00 P.M. Landowner Mtg. 7/10/2013 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 7/10/2013 Following LO Board Meeting 8/14/2013 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 9/11/2013 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 10/16/2013 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 11/13/2013 2:00 P.M. Board Meeting 12/11/2013 2:00 P.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 27th day of December, 2012. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT 432261 CGS 12/27/12 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 MEETINGS FOR 2013 PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Pahokee Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/16/2013 9:30 A.M. Landowner Mtg. 2/13/2013 9:30 A.M. Board Meeting 2/13/2013 Following LO Board Meeting 3/13/2013 9:30 A.M. Board Meeting 4/10/2013 9:30 A.M. Board Meeting 5/15/2013 9:30 A.M. Board Meeting 6/12/2013 9:30 A.M. Board Meeting 7/10/2013 9:30 A.M. Board Meeting 8/14/2013 9:30 A.M. Board Meeting 9/11/2013 9:30 A.M. Board Meeting 10/16/2013 9:30 A.M. Board Meeting 11/13/2013 9:30 A.M. Board Meeting 12/11/2013 9:30 A.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 27th day of December, 2012. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 432189 SUN 12/27/2012 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2013 PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICTS Pelican Lake Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Of ce located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430 on the following dates and time: MEETING DATE TIME Board Meeting 1/16/2013 10:00 A.M. Board Meeting 2/13/2013 10:00 A.M. Board Meeting 3/13/2013 10:00 A.M. Landowner Mtg. 4/10/2013 10:00 A.M. Board Meeting 4/10/2013 Following LO Board Meeting 5/15/2013 10:00 A.M. Board Meeting 6/12/2013 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 7/10/2013 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 8/14/2013 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 9/11/2013 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 10/16/2013 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 11/13/2013 10:00 A. M. Board Meeting 12/11/2013 10:00 A. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in these proceedings should contact the District at (561) 996-2940 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 27th day of December, 2012. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 432191 SUN 12/27/2012 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 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 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 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 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 27, 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 Shop from a gift catalog thats u p dated re g ulal y : 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. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. 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?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee December 27, 2012 “Being in education, the rst think I thought was ‘how safe are we?’ “We’re a small town. Everybody knows everybody. We think we’re immune. But all of these places where this (school violence) has happened, they thought that too.” He said since Dec. 14, Glades County Schools have taken additional security measures. “We have taken steps to make sure our campuses are secure,” he said. “Access to the schools will not be as easy as it has been in the past.” He said the changes are designed to funnel all foot traf c into the school through a central point. Security issues are challenging due to the open layout of the school campuses. In particular, some Moore Haven Junior/Senior High School buildings are more than 60 y ears old. “We’ve added buildings as we have grown,” Mr. Bass said. The school system is in the process of seeking funding to replace MHJSHS with a new building, he explained. “Even before this happened, were designing that school w ith one way in and one way out.” Mr. Bass said in addition to the initial security changes they made in December, they w ill add more security measures in January. Over the winter break, he plans to meet with School Advisory Council, Emergency Management and Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce representatives. “We want to know from the parents, what concerns them,” he said. “They will see it in a totally different light than school personnel.” He said that on Monday, Dec. 17, when students came back to school after hearing about the Connecticut school shootings on the news all weekend, school of cials took steps to make sure the students and parents felt con dent that the schools were safe. “Making sure the students and parents were comfortable was as important as making sure the school was safe,” he said. Mr. Bass said they had already planned to use the schools for emergency drills for rst responders during spring break. He now wants to include school staff in emergency response drills. He said they would like to have school resource of cers at every school, but right now the county just doesn’t have the funds in the budget. Currently, Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce provides one school resource of cer who covers Moore Haven Elementary School, Moore Haven Junior/Senior High School and West Glades School. The Seminole Police Departments provides a school resource of cer for Brighton Charter School. “The education world was turned upside down on Friday (Dec. 14),” the superintendent continued. “We have to make sure our kids feel safe at school and are safe.” SCHOOLSContinued From Page 1 By Daniel F. CulbertExtension Horticulture Agent Looking for an activity that will get the old brain moving? Need to review some basics on the selection and care of plants suitable for decorating your Florida home and yard for the holidays? It’s time to dust off a few previous articles on holiday plants. I made some updates and corrections to 20 articles on our website, and then created a crossword puzzle using the names of these beautiful plants that are often associated with our end-of-year holidays. Educators that want to create similar w ord puzzles can use a free program available on the Discovery Education website. If you need more information on the many different kinds of holiday plants or w ant to know more about the folklore and traditions associated with them, go to our County Extension website http://okeechobee.ifas.u .edu and take a look. And if you have any special holiday plants that I’ve not covered, please let me know and I will see w hat I can nd. Our Extension Of ce here in Okeechobee hopes you have a wonderful holiday. Y ou can reach me via email at indianco@u edu or by calling 863-763-6469 if you have other information needs that we can help y ou with. Go Gators!A holiday plant puzzleClues: Note that some of the answers have two words they will t only if you omit the space between the words. Across 2. Christmas incense, an ancient gift 4. tropical “tree” with large red berry clusters 7. red owered tropical “peace lily” 8. a tree or shrub with red berries 11. Florida’s native Christmas tree 12. succulent with brightly colored owers 13. a vining foliage plant 14. holiday foliage that goes in a circle Down 1. “pine” tree suitable for a pot, not the yard 3. red or pink owering pot plant with white on leaves 5. Christmas ower from Mexico 6. smelly shrub for wreaths or small potted trees 9. red or pink colored true lily 10. plant parasite good for smooching Holiday horticulture games and puzzles can be fun Westergaard House available for eventsGlades County Historical Society reminds community members that you can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House for your meetings, showers, parties, political party get-togethers seven days a week. Non-pro t organizations are all free; all residents are charged $25 for each event. You are welcomed to use the inside or the lawn areas. The address is 270 Ave. L, Moore Haven near the Methodist Church. Phone Anne Coffey at 863-801-5199 or Julie Wigton at 946-2060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information.ACT offers counseling and related servicesAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information, please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-9567273.

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