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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
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads S ee Page 3 for information on h ow to contact the newspaper.Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 Vol. 84, No. 48 Crossword puzzle ...Page 6 50¢ Plus tax Glades at a Glance ...Page 3 Prison inmates celebrate the holidays ...Page 4 Keenagers enjoy holiday event ... Page 12 Pilot helps catch thief ...Page 6 County residents enjoy Christmas on the Caloosahatchee Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisSamantha Barnes met Santa Claus during the Christmas on the Caloosahatchee Celebration in Moore Haven, sponsored by Moore Haven Elementary School. Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisShelly Ridgdill had a chance to share holiday wishes with Santa Claus during the Christmas on the Caloosahatchee celebration. By Charles M. MurphySpecial to the Glades County Democrat Glades County had a slight decline in the unemployment rate, from 9.1 to 9 percent according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Dec. 21. The report showed 433 residents collected bene ts last month. The rate in November, 2011 stood at 10.2 percent when 519 residents collected bene ts in the Moore Haven area. There were 95 fewer Okeechobee County residents who collected unemployment bene ts in November as the jobless rates fell from 9.9 percent to 9.4 percent. The monthly report showed 1,818 residents collected bene ts as compared to 1,923 in October, and 2,190 in November, 2011. Okeechobee County was ninth among Florida Counties and Glades County stood at Jobless rate decline continuesSee JOBS — Page 12Looking back on 2012 football season ...Page 7

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BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonDowny Woodpeckers are one of the most common and smallest woodpeckers found in the United States. In Florida they are almost as widespread as the Red-bellied Woodpecker. They breed from Western And Central Alaska east to Newfoundland and South to Southern California and South Florida. These birds are yearround Florida residents, however, fewer are observed in the winter months. These black and white birds are about 6.75 inches long, which is about two-thirds the size of a Hairy Woodpecker. They have a tiny long and straight, chisel-like bill that looks small for the bird’s size compared to other woodpeckers. Their narrow white cheek stripe is broader at the back than the front. Other features include a blocky head, wide shoulders, and straightbacked posture as they lean away from tree limbs onto their tail feathers. Their outer tail feathers are normally white with a few black spots. Adult males have a small red patch on the back of their head. Downy Woodpeckers don’t sing, but will drum loudly on wood or metal. Both sexes make a noisy whinnying call during breeding season or a sharp “pik” sound when excited. The oldest known Downy Woodpecker lived to be at least 11 years and 11 months of age. Downy Woodpeckers are found in wooded habitats in rural and urban areas. About 75 to 85 percent of their diet consists of insects, including beetle larvae, ants and caterpillars living inside wood or tree bark. About 25 percent of their diet consists of plant material including berries, acorns, and grains. They also eat suet or black oil sun ower seeds from backyard feeders and drink from hummingbird feeders. During the winter males feed on small branches and females feed on larger branches and trunks. This species normally nests from April through early May. They are cavity nesters who seldom accept nest boxes. Each year the male and female excavate a new hole which is about seven inches in diameter in a dead tree ve to 50 feet above the ground. It takes the breeding pair 13 to 20 days to complete the nest where the female lays three to ve white eggs which are incubated for about 12 days. The young edge in 20 to 25 days; however the adults will continue feeding the young for up to three weeks additional weeks. Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for birding or photography trips. You and your guests are invited participate in upcoming birding trips January 5 and 19th at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new STA5 Deer Fence Trailhead. To make a reservation please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail. com or phone 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2013 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL WINTER Other classes may be offered provided suf“cient enrollment. Registration Fees will be collected at the time of enrollment and are non-refundable Proof of Recidency is now required! For more information on classes and registration, please call (863) 983-1511 CLEWISTON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE IN REGARDS TO RACE, COLOR, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900004-211 Mon-Fri 01/07/13 03/22/13 8:00am-11:00am $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab ABE 9900004-212 Mon-Fri 01/07/13 03/22/13 12:00pm-3:00pm $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-211 Mon-Fri 01/07/13 03/22/13 8:00am-11:00am $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-212 Mon-Fri 01/07/13 03/22/13 12:00pm-3:00pm $30 $120 Mr.Way Day Lab ESOL 9900040-211 Mon-Fri 01/07/13 03/22/13 8:30am-11:30am $30 $120 Mr.Way C.A.S. Mrs.Rentas Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900004-213 Mon/Tues 01/07/13 03/20/13 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Mosely Day Lab GED Prep 9900026-213 Mon/Tues 01/07/13 03/20/13 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Mosely Day Lab ESOL 9900040-212 Mon/Tues 01/07/13 03/21/13 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. Jean C.A.S. ESOL 9900040-213 Tues/Thurs 01/08/13 03/21/13 6:30pm-9:30pm $30 $120 Mrs. De La Salsa Monturas Club House Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm Sub Teacher E91010P-211 T .B.A. T.B.A. T.B.A. T.B.A. $95 Mrs. Way C.A.S.Hendry County School Board Paul K. Puletti Superintendent P.O. Box 1980 LaBelle, FL 33975 (863) 674-4642 http://hendry-schools.org Workforce and Adult Education Gary Break“eld Administrator 475 E. Osceola Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 (863) 983-1511 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 Inland Birding Fun: Downy Woodpecker (DOWO) Margaret England PHOTO / NANCY PRICEDowny Woodpecker. Liz Sparks, FWC Recreational Planner, will present a program on the current and proposed hiking and paddling trails in Florida at the Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Sub-Chapter meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Glades County Historical Society’s Westergard House, which is located at 270 Avenue L, in Moore Haven. FWC would like to take photos of off-road bicyclists using the trails at Fisheating Creek. Off-road bikers who would like to participate should meet at 9 a.m. at the Fisheating Creek Outpost in Palmdale. For more information, please contact Betty Loomis at 863-532-9339. To carpool from LaBelle, contact Margaret England at 863-5170202. Visit the Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Association Sub-chapter on Facebook for activities. FLORIDA PADDLING AND HIKING TRAILS

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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.Guardian ad Litem orientation plannedLABELLE—Who speaks up for abused, neglected and abandoned children living in our area? Guardian ad Litem volunteers, supported by staff, advocate for our most vulnerable children in court, the child welfare system and the community. If you are a Florida resident, at least 21 years old, with 8-10 hours monthly to volunteer, you’re invited! The exact duties and time required will be discussed and all of your questions answered on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 34 p.m. at the Guardian ad Litem Of ce 25 East Hickpochee Ave., 3rd Floor, LaBelle. To make an online inquiry, please visit www. VoicesForKids.org. For more information and to reserve your orientation spot, please call Suzanne Flinn at 239-357-9889.Vendors wanted for Chalo Nitka festivalMarch 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, meetings are as follows:  Men Aerie second and fourth Thursdays 7 p.m.  Lady Auxiliary rst and third Thursdays 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!Church invites all to servicesBuckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Road, would like to announce they now have a full-time Pastor, Pastor Arlen Cook. They invite everyone to attend services: Sunday School 9:45 a.m., worship service 11 a.m. and Sunday evening at 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m., with supper starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in worship.ACT offers counselingAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For information, call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-956-7273.Narcotics Anonymous meetsNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more information, please call 863-634-4780.Legislative Delegation to meetThe annual meeting of the Glades Count y 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 communit y budget requests. For additional information, or for those seeking to be placed on the delegation agenda, contact Kathy Galea vi a 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 Car y Pigman, Vice Chairman. ‘At a Glance’ continued on page 6 Glades at a Glance 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is de nitely going green! Warden Laura Bedard and several very capable assistants lead a tour of volunteers who had been asked to judge the Christmas decorations created by inmates of four houses in the high tech Moore Haven facility where prisoners live, work and learn to rejoin society in a civilized, law-abiding manner. These men had to work hard for the privilege of showing off their talents and creativity to the public and each other. Their rewards would be pizzas for one dinner, a few candy bars and sodas. Each house received a rst or second rating. Inmates in houses A,B,C and D anticipated the visits of this small group of judges w ho had no idea what was in store for them. A s we entered House One, Bravo group, we w ere welcomed by the crafty Grinch who stole Christmas. This very green, moving monster, handmade of recycled cardboard, recycled donated paint and paste, motioned for us to enter. An inmate sat in a red sleigh, crocheting a beautiful red and white afghan. The village with trains, snowmen and a variety of holiday gures, was delightful. Inmates stood respectfully aside, smiling and singing Christmas greetings. We were in awe of the artistic talents and labor that created this delightful scene. House Two provided a lane with a faux replace, a Salvation Army donation scene and the Christmas manger scene. House Three, Delta group, gave everyone a laugh with a huge, reclining snowman looking quite "Floridaish." A reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh was animated by an inmate pulling behind-the-scene levers. No motors, no metal, just recycled trash and an artistic, creative imagination. Nearly every house had white snow akes hanging from banisters, each one unique as with real, fragile snow akes, peaceful and pretty. Snow in all the scenes, was made by shredded paper and pulverized styrofoam mixed with baby powder. Were we really in a prison? In another scene, a papier mache turkey that appeared to be on steroids, sat on a platter awaiting the carver. Cranberries were created by a perfectly painted roll of cardboard. Candles, potatoes, everything a person would want for that Christmas feast all recycled. Wall posters depicted any Christmas scene you've ever enjoyed. Two groups had painted pictures and the names of the children killed in the Newtown tragedy, surrounded by written prayers and kind thoughts. In the Dog House where inmates train and care for rescued dogs provided by the Okeechobee Humane Society, the Christmas village had a Red Woof Inn. Shiny colorful chains were made from small potato chip bags. A gingerbread house anked by a realistic sofa and chair with a side table set for Santa giving him a plate lled with cookies and that healthy glass of milk. Inmate John Morgan and his crew made the most realistic miniature gures from toothpaste, paper pulp and water. Ricardo Blehn made sure that everyone cleaned up their messes. By this time the judges' thoughts were somewhat of a crazy quilt. We were all amazed by the talents shown in this cavernous building where humans live to be recycled. Several inmates eloquently described their creative efforts. Each house and hallway was clean, tidy and full of written framed wall posters with positive thoughts. Classrooms furnished with computers, desks, teachers and students appearing as any community college interior would except for the armed guards and gates. Lorena Niehaus, director of this fabulous Christmas event, said they had six weeks to complete their creations. House Three, Bravo group donated their handmade efforts to the Toys For Tots program. After the holidays, the decorations are stored until next year. Warden Bedard greeted all inmates with a smile and Christmas wishes but make no mistake, they live in a structured, no frills, no sentimental thoughts lifestyle. They are treated with the humane respect that all humans deserve but they are there to pay for their mistakes, their blatant disregard for the law. Most will never gain all the freedoms that you and I enjoy. One fact stood out in our minds. Our society needs these talents, these complicated minds, these humans that are loved somewhere by families and friends. Let's hope they take advantage of the goodness shown by a civilized society and get their recycled psyches and souls back together. CCA Moore Haven inmates enjoy holiday activities VFW Auxiliary helps 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 by Big Lake Missions. Jackets and blankets are also needed. Contributions may be dropped off at either of Okeechobee's VFW posts or the Buckhead Ridge VFW post. For more information, call 863-763-8011.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 Crossword Puzzle MHES Safety Patrol to host corn hole tournamentMoore Haven Elementary Safety Patrol w ill host its inaugural corn hole tournament on Saturday, January 19. Play begins at 9 a.m. at Tom Perry City Park in Moore Haven. Proceeds from the fundraiser will bene t the Safety Patrol, helping to defray the costs of their trip to Washington, D.C. this spring. For a registration form or more information, please contact Kristi Hingson or Barbara Scruggs at 863-946-0737.Red Cross needs volunteersThe American Red Cross needs volunteers in Glades County to help provide serv ices to county residents. American Red Cross services include Disaster Services, Service to the Armed Forces, Health and Safety Services, International and Diversity Services. Your community needs you! The Glades County Emergency Management Of ce is working with the American Red Cross to recruit volunteers for shelter operations and disaster services. If you are interested, please contact John Cain at 239-278-3401.Spaghetti dinner in OrtonaThe Ortona Community Association will hold its rst spaghetti buffet dinner of the new year on Saturday, January 12, 2012 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the OCA Hall, on Ortona Locks Road (Highway 78A). This popular all-you-can-eat buffet features delicious pasta and meat sauce, and includes garlic bread, tossed salad, green beans, dessert, coffee and iced tea for $7.00 (advance purchase or reservation) or $8 at the door. For advance tickets or reservations, contact Fran W ay at 863-675-7880 or email franwayrn@ aol.com. W estergaard House availableGlades 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 863-946-2060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information.Amateur Radio Emergency drills plannedTerri and Austin Moorhouse host the Net Control Operators for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) for Glades County under the support and control of the Glades County Emergency Management EOC. All licensed Amateur Radio Operators in or near the Glades County area are invited and encouraged to participate in the ARES-RACES Net test drills held every Thursday evening at 8 p.m. on the two-meter frequency of 147.300 Hz on the Glades County Repeater W4TEJ 147.300 + 600 PL 100.00 HZ. In order to "check in," operators need only to give their call sign followed by their rst name. Subsequent to check-in, announcements and updates will be provided by the Net Control after which comments, suggestions and announcements will be solicited from the participating members. Participation is voluntary and there is no permanent or long-term obligation. Yet, your help may be sorely needed in the event of a civil emergency. Interested parties please contact Angela Snow Colegrove at the Emergency Management Operations Center 863-946-6020 or Austin Moorhouse at 683-946-0697. Glades at a Glance Continued from page 3 By Charles M. MurphySpecial to the Glades County Democrat A Virginia man was reportedly caught in the act of stealing a 6x12 foot trailer from a residence in rural Glades County when the owner of the home piloting a plane overhead spotted the theft on Dec. 30, Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies said. Gary Robert Haines, 59, of Stafford, Virginia was charged with grand theft in connection with the case. The thief spotted by the homeowner, David Zehntner, as he returned from North Carolina. The pilot reported he saw a man look into the windows of his home and then attach the red trailer to a pickup and pull out of his driveway. He lowered the altitude of the plane to get a closer look and followed the alleged thief from the 2400 block of Loblolly Bay Road, onto State Route 80 and ultimately towards Lee County. He dialed 911 and reached the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce who alerted coastal law enforcement agencies. Lee County Deputies eventually made a traf c stop on I-75 as the truck and trailer headed north bound on I-75 in Charlotte County and held him until Charlotte Deputies arrived. Charlotte County Sheriff's Spokesperson Bob Carpenter said deputies found a loaded ri e and bullets on the oor board and seized the pickup truck, a 2002 Toyota Tundra 4x4 and the stolen trailer. Haines was later released on $2,500 bond from the Charlotte County Jail. Glades County Deputies continue to investigate the theft and the weapons found in the pickup truck. Pilot spots thief stealing trailer Gary Robert Haines

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 820 W. Sugarland Hwy. in Clewiston • 863.983.9105 Visit us online at: www.ecof.com David C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S. Founder & Medical Director DO YOU NEED A RETINA SPECIALIST?Shailesh Gupta, MD, FACS, is Board Certi ed in Ophthalmology and specializes in diseases of the retina and vitreous. He brings extensive experience in the treatment of a wide variety of retina disorders, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 Special to the GC Democrat/ Laura MathisMoore Haven High School Terriers #8, Josh Redd was honored at Senior Night. Special to the GC Democrat/ Laura MathisMoore Haven High School Terriers #5, Javonte Hall was honored at Senior Ni g ht. Special to the GC Democrat/ Laura MathisMoore Haven High School Terriers #13, Felipe Morales was among those honored at Senior Night. Special to the GC Democrat/ Laura MathisMoore Haven High School Terriers #9, Akkua Hallback was honored at Senior Night. Senior football players and their families honoredSpecial to the Glades County Democrat/ Laura MathisA highlight of 2012 was the Moore Haven High School Terriers Football season! Moore Haven High School Terriers #44, Luis Rico was honored during the Senior Night festivities at the last home football game of the season. The players and their families were recognized. Special to the GC Democrat/ Laura MathisMoore Haven High School Terriers #12, Vinton Lewis was honored at Senior Night. Special to the GC Democrat/ Laura MathisMoore Haven High School Terriers #4, Charlie Ford was honored at Senior Night. Special to the GC Democrat/ Laura MathisMoore Haven High School Terriers #14, Arliss Ford was honored at Senior Night. Special to the GC Democrat/ Laura MathisMoore Haven High School Terriers #74, Jose De Leon was honored at Senior Night. Special to the GC Democrat/ Laura MathisMoore Haven High School Terriers #7, Darius Cohen was honored at Senior Night.

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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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. y Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! Theclassifiedads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsBELLE GLADE & South Bay, 2BR, 1BA apts. Move in special: 1st month 1/2 price. $450/mo. 561-996-5420. 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. 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. 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING EAST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the East Hendry County Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting January 15, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., at the Harlem Community Center, 2000 7th St, Clewiston, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this 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. East Hendry County Recreation Advisory Board 433444 CN/CB 1/3/2013 Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, January 11, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., in Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this 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 Hendry County, Florida 433291 CN/CB 1/3/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 3586 2010 2184329-03000002050 Elizabeth G. Mack & Dana Brown Lot 205 thru 214, Block 10, EVELYN TERRACE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 46, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432943 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice NOTICE: This ad shall serve as a noti cation of channel enhancements on, or around, January 29, 2013, for Comcast Cable’s residential and commercial all digital channel lineups in the West Palm Beach market area. Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) with any questions. For “The Lakes” (Belle Glade/Pahokee, Clewiston and Okeechobee), Boca Raton/Delray Beach and Stuart: • WGN HD, HD Limited Basic channel 437, will relocate to channel 391. For Belle Glade/Pahokee, Clewiston, Boca Raton/Delray Beach and Stuart: • WPBT-HD will be added on HD Limited Basic channel 437, WPBT-Create will be added on Limited Basic 204 and WPBT-VME will be added on Limited Basic channels 205 and 614. For Boca Raton/Delray Beach: • WLRN-Learn will be added on Limited Basic channel 79 GENERAL INFORMATION *A digital-ready television set and/or digital equipment may be required to receive certain digital channels or certain services. Service charges may apply. Services not available in all areas, restrictions apply. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. For information about all of our product offerings, please visit www.comcast.com. 433559 ON 12/28/2012 CGS 1/3/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1478 2010 1134432-A0001610000 llene Klasfeld The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof, subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot No. 2985 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432951 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2207 2010 1254432-A0002280100 Mercedes Teresa C. Avila The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. (Also known as Lot No. 4986, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432942 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Services Bene t Unit for assessments on properties for maintenance of water lines within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2013, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 8, 2013, in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Karson Turner, Vice Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 432249 CN/CB 12/13,20,27/2012 1/3/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. 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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 1617 2010 1144432-A00002170000 Denton II, LLC The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot No. 2956 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations, conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432954 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2036 2010 1244432-A0000220100 Jose Rigoberto Garcia, Maria Consuelo Garcia, and Luzdary Garcia The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 5430 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432957 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262009CA000468XXXXXX CITIBANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-HE5, Plaintiff, VS. JANICE M. LEE; et, al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 05/07/2012 and an Order Resetting Sale dated December 11, 2012, and entered in Case No. 262009CA000468XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein CITIBANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 200641E5 is Plaintiff and JANICE M. LEE; WILLIE D. LEE; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochce Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 13th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit; LOT 14, BLOCK 7, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 5 TO CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 48-49, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST TN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST PILE 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 Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on December 20, 2012. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 433448 CN 1/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice 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 Public Notice 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 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 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 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. y 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 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 of 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. BUTLER Clerk of Circuit Court P.O. Box 1760 LaBelle, FL 33975 BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 433006 CN 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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 A dministration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, V S. 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 INT EREST 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 AFT ER 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 Hendr y 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 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on January 14th, 2013 @ 8 a.m. at Affordable Towing 749 NW Ave L Belle Glade FL 33430: 2003 Nissan, VIN: 1N4AL11D53C245968 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 433615 CN 01/03/13 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/11/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1996 DODGE 1B7FL26X9TW703020 1996 FORD 1FTCR14U4TTA04660 1997 HONDA JH2SC3503VM00088 2002 HYUNDAI KMHWF25S22A596235 433442 CN 1/3/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 The Friends of the Library will host a presentation on a archeological nd right here in Glades County! Butch Wilson, Director and Historian of the Clewiston Museum will make the presentation at our regular Friends of the Library meeting on Jan. 22, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in the library conference room. In addition to his presentation, he will bring several artifacts discovered during an Archaeological Dig at Fort Center. Fort Center is an archeological site in Glades County, Fla., a few miles northwest of Lake Okeechobee. Fort Center is located between Moore Haven and Lakeport. It was occupied for more than 2000 years, from before 450 B.C.E. until about 1700. The Mayan Indians of Fort Center may have been cultivating maize centuries before it appeared anywhere else in Florida. Fort Center is a complex of earthworks, mounds, linear embankments, middens, circular ditches and an arti cial pond occupying an area approximately 1 mile long and a half-mile wide. Come and join us for the meeting. All are welcome. Glades County Library News High water levels open up lakeThe EverStart Series is headed to Lake Okeechobee Jan. 10-12 when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers take to the water for the rst of four stops in the Southeast Division. "The water is up about two feet higher than it has been the past few years when the Tour and the EverStart series roll into town," said FLW Tour pro Brandon McMillan of Clewiston, Fla., who has eight top-10 nishes and a 2011 FLW Tour win on Lake Okeechobee. "The water has come up so fast that the grass really hasn't had time to catch up with it on the outside. Most of the water on the outside is pretty dirty, and that's where everyone had been catching them the past few years. "The sh are real spread out and not grouped up at all right now," McMillan continued. "It's been a real mild winter and we've really only had one cold front that came through around a week ago. I'd recommend nding some clear water outside the reed line that runs all the way around the lake and work it with a Zoom Swimmin Super Fluke or a Gambler Big EZ. In my opinion that's how I think this tournament will be won. I don't think that ipping is going to be the winning deal this year." McMillan predicted that the top ve anglers would bring about 20 pounds a day to the scales, and that 60 to 65 pounds should be enough to win the rst EverStart event of the season. Anglers will take off from C. Scott Driver Park located at 10100 W. Highway 78 in Okeechobee, Fla., at 7:30 a.m. each day. Weigh-in will be held at the takeoff location on Thursday and Friday beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday's nal weigh-in will be held at Walmart located at 2101 S. Parrot Ave. in Okeechobee beginning at 4 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. Pros will sh for a top award of $40,000 plus a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard if Ranger Cup guidelines are met. Co-anglers will cast for a top award consisting of a Ranger Z117 with 90-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $5,000 if Ranger Cup guidelines are met. The EverStart Series consists of ve divisions Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western. Each division consists of four tournaments and competitors will be vying for valuable points in each division that could earn them the Strike King Angler of the Year title, which allows them to sh the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup. The EverStart Series tournament on Lake Okeechobee is being hosted by the Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council. For complete details and updated information visit FLWOutdoors.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the EverStart Series on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.About FLWFLW is the industry's premier tournament- shing organization, providing unparalleled shing resources and entertainment to our sponsors, fans and host communities. FLW is offering anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 231 tournaments across ve tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water," through a variety o f platforms including tournaments, outdoor expos and FLW Fantasy Fishing. For more information about FLW and FLW Fantas y Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube. EverStart Series S.E. Division opens on Lake Okeechobee On the heels of a major drought and busy w ild re season, American Red Cross has released its of cial Wild re App. The app puts lifesaving information right into the hands of people who live in or visit wild re-prone areas. This free app, available in English or Spanish, is the fourth in a series created by the Red Cross, a leader in emergency preparedness nationwide, for use on both iPhone and Android platforms. The Wild re A pp comes after the highly successful First A id, Hurricane and Earthquake Apps, which have more than 1.2 million users. "The Wild re App gives residents of and v isitors to Central Florida instant access to our Blaze Tracker' features, so they may prepare their households and businesses, as w ell as themselves, and make critical decisions that can save lives," saidKaren Hagan, regional CEO, Mid-Florida Region. This year, the Red Cross has launched 11 w ild re-relief operations spanning 10 states. A ccording to the National Interagency Fire Center, as of Oct. 4, wild res have burned 8.8 million acres in the United States this y ear. The Wild re App includes: The "Blaze Tracker" trio of features may be customized for alerts speci c to locations where people live, travel or have loved ones; "Blaze Warnings" let users see areas w here NOAA has issued warnings that conditions are prime for potential wild res; "Blaze Alerts" inform users when a w ild re has begun within 100 miles of any locations monitored; "Blaze Path" from www.Inciweb.org provides users with a current view of an existing wild re's perimeter, how it has spread and the re's current location when available; Comprehensive reporting of all wild re activity for every geographic area in the U.S.; Options to view the app in English or Spanish, based on user language settings; One touch "I'm safe" messaging that allows users to broadcast reassurance to family and friends via social media outlets to con rm they are out of harm's way; Locations of open Red Cross shelters; Simple steps and checklists people can use to create a family emergency plan; Preloaded content that gives users instant access to critical action steps, even without mobile connectivity; Toolkit with ashlight, strobe light and audible alarm; and Badges users can earn through interactive quizzes and share on social networks. "The Red Cross has emerged as a leader in mobile preparedness. One reason is our ability to provide users with location customization. Wild re App users can receive noti cation of wild re risk and activity within 100 miles of locations that matter most to them so they can help protect their loved ones and their property," added Ms. Hagan. The Wild re App can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross. A merican Red Cross launches ‘wild re app’

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Two Thousand Thirteen: Launch OutBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH.D.+ Saint Martins ChurchIt was part of God’s divine plan to call shermen to be disciples. Fishermen have to learn selfdiscipline, deal with the uncertainties of catching or not catching, work in an environment that can suddenly become very menacing, tend to their boats and gear with precision (as a lonely sea is not the place to have an equipment failure) and must deal with the variability of a market for their catch once it is hauled in. These are the qualities that make for excellence in shing and discipleship. Disciples need self-discipline and must be ready to deal with challenges and rebuffs, be well-prepared in what they teach, recognize that they may nd themselves alone in their attempts to minister and know that their mandate is to be faithful but not necessarily successful. Success in the “market” comes from God, in His time and where He gives the growth. It is understandable that Simon Peter, the sherman, would feel frustration after working all night and not catching anything (Luke 5:5). When Jesus tells him to “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch(v.4)” his frustration is palpable. His rst reply is that they were working all night with no catch, but then he adds “…but because you say so, I will let down the nets (ibid, v.5).” The outcome was that “…they caught such a large number of sh, that their nets began to break(v. 6)” and had to call others to help them with the catch (v.7) because it was so large. The efforts to try one more time, to launch out were rewarded. I have often seen people come to the nearend of a project or accomplishment, then give up. One of my favorite “parables” is about the woman who decided to swim the English Channel – a 17-mile distance from England to France at the closest point. She swam and swam until she began to tire. After fteen miles, she gave up and swam back. I like to remind people to not give up, if only for the investment made in the project/marriage/ job/you-name-it that has already been made. We come to a new year. The news and prospects may well be bleak. The times have been dif cult and there is always the possibility that they will be as dif cult or even more so in the year to come. The unspoken frustration that Peter uttered “Master we’ve worked all night and haven’t caught anything!” can be heard in the voices of the hard workers who have felt their efforts have gone unrewarded or who have not had a chance to work; the ever-rising prices and ever-decreasing incomes and the families that have to “make do” under the circumstances. The sherman’s answer is something that I can see as a guide in such times “We did what we could but it was not rewarded; nevertheless, you’ve asked me to keep trying, and I will.” Whether 2013 will be a time of turn-around or more-of-the-same, nobody knows; what will make a difference is whether or not we keep going and keep seeking God’s guidance and intervention. Launch out; the possibilities are there. Our history as a nation and people is a history of people who launched out and gave us a strong and wonderful heritage. We owe it to them to follow their examples when they launched out into the unknown; to continue on their foundations and learn from their examples. Our spiritual heritage, likewise, is about people who launched out. They changed the world. We have their hope and promise that our efforts will not go unrewarded.The Ultimate ResolutionBY PASTOR JOHN HICKS First United Methodist ChurchIt’s fun to play with all the brand-new possibilities open to us on Jan. 1. Go jogging on Jan. 1, and you’ve exercised every day this year. You can come to breakfast and truthfully announce, “I’m so hungry, I feel as if I haven’t eaten since last year!” Get through lunch without eating potato chips or a candy bar, and this year re ects a whole new healthy and perfectly-kept diet regime. On Jan. 1, at least for some time, you’ve never yelled at the kids, forgotten to oss, thrown your dirty clothes on the bathroom oor, nor have forgotten to read the Bible all year! On Jan. 1 our whole life can be transformed. For one day at least, all our good intentions can be jump-started, and all our bad habits can be unplugged. At least for a few hours (or minutes?) the year is a perfect re ection of our best self. But Jan. 1 is followed inevitably by Jan. 2 and 3. Soon we will opt for staying in a cozy bed a few more minutes rather than plunging out into the cold for that jog. Pretty soon candy wrappers will start appearing in our desk drawer again. Pretty soon, we will surely get aggravated enough at a bad driver or frustrating situation to have unsancti ed thoughts. Before we know it, our socks are back on the bathroom oor, our dental oss is gathering dust, we are taking the elevator again, the hour of prayer will be replaced by an hour of paying bills and a big bowl of spaghetti will nd its way into our lives. For all but a few of us, most New Year’s resolutions get packed away with the last of the Christmas decorations. The problem with most of our resolutions is that we resolve to make changes in our lifestyles but miss restructuring our lives and changing the paradigms by which we live. We genuinely want to make good changes in our lives. Everyone wants to feel like they can make a fresh start. I’m all for making resolutions that make a difference. In fact, that’s my number one resolution for 2013: make resolutions that make a difference. But unless the changes we make are internal, not just external, they will never “take,” and they will never last. Instead of some “New Year’s Resolution,” let’s make a resolution that makes a difference. At Christmas we celebrated the birth of Christ, the coming into this world of a Savior for this world. But now it is time to celebrate the presence of the living Christ by embodying Christ in our life and daily interactions with those around us. A fresh New Year lies unblemished before us. Our life and our commitment to the ultimate resolution can help the love of God through Christ to transform the world. Let’s be blessed and be a blessing! Public Notice Public Notice Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statute NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Glades Air Conditioning of Clewiston located at 309 E. Sugarland Hwy. in the County of Hendry, in the City of Clewiston, Florida 33440 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Clewiston, Florida, this 27th day of December, 2012 Glades Gas Co. Inc. 433618 CN 01/03/13 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, V S. 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 T WENTIETH 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 T HE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING T HE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF T HE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRAT ION 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 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the 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 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10109542 COUNTRY-FHA-T eam 21;10109542 “ 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 (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 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 1/3/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 Public Notice Religion Column Rev. Sam S. Thomas Pastor John Hicks

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 3, 2013 15th highest. The worst unemployment was in Hendry County, 11.6 percent and the lowest rate was found in Monroe County at 4.7 percent. Other surrounding counties saw declines in November as well. Highlands County fell from 8.7 to 8.5 percent. Osceola County fell from 8.9 to 8.8 percent, Martin from 9.0 to 8.7, and St. Lucie from 10.9 to 10.5 percent. The state jobless rate fell from 8.2 to 7.9 percent and the national rate fell from 7.5 to 7.4 percent. JOBSContinued From Page 1 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Waddy ThompsonLocal wildlifePhotographer Waddy Thompson captured these photos of deer near Lakeport. For more amazing photos, check out the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society page on Facebook. By Barbara BrownSpecial to the Glades Country Democrat We’re so excited that you rated us “Highest in Reader Satisfaction”! Okay, so I lied, anyway I got your attention. The senior group (over 50 YOA) dubbed KEENAGERS celebrated their December meeting with carol singing and a Chinese auction. Tom Shanahan brought his guitar and following a wonderful luncheon, led the group in singing their favorites. The menu of soup and sandwiches was decided on ahead of time, and Liz Devinney cooked a wonderful vegetable soup and Sharon McCormick made her famous chili. Other seniors contributed their favorite salad or dessert. If you missed Joyce Wilson’s apple salad, be sure to ask her for her recipe--out of this world! KEENAGERS meets in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, but anyone over 50 YOA is welcomed with open arms, not just members of First Baptist. Also, if you are still working, the meal begins promptly at noon, so you will probably miss the program, but you’ll have time to eat, fellowship a little, and get back to work on time. This article may sound as if all we do is “meet and eat”--wrong! Each month Keenagers collects non-perishable food, paper goods and personal items for the Baptist Children’s Homes. Also, we have a “card ministry”, and send sympathy or get well cards to anyone whose name is given to them. Each month someone quotes his or her favorite Scripture, and tells why it is their favorite. In December, it seemed to be Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” and Proverbs 3:6 “In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths”, with emphasis on “all”. If you have recently moved to Glades County, or even if you are a “snowbird” just here for the winter, Keenagers is a great wa y to make new friends, enjoy a program and share a covered dish lunch. January’s program will be “Everybody’s Birthday”--even i f yours is not in January. Mark your calendar, and hope to see you on Thursday, Januar y 17th, if you or your spouse are at least 50 years old. Keenagers enjoy holiday event Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Barbara BrownJack Wilson, Rev. Sherrill Tillery and Margaret Brown (left to right) join Tom Shanahan in singing Silent Night.